The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, February 14, 1952, Image 1

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Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mlinar, sr. . . both have been Holt resi
dents more than a half-century.
Atkinson Couple Feted in
Family Gathering
Friday Night
ATKINSON—Mr. and Mrs. Jo
seph Mlinar. sr.. both residents
of Holt county for more than a
half-century, Friday, February 8.
celebrated their 54th wedding an
niversary. There was a family
dinner in their honor at the Mli
nar home in Atkinson.
When the Mlinars celebrated
their golden anniversary their 4
attendants at the wedding in
1898 were present for the 50th
celebration. Since that time one
of the attendants. John Mlinar.
has died. The 3 other attendants
—Theodore Kubart, brother of
Mrs. Mlinar; Mrs. Theodore Ku
bart, the former Effie Pacha, and
Mrs. Frank LeMunyan, the for
mer Victoria Kubart—all reside
in Atkinson. John Mlinar was a
brother of Mr. Mlinar.
Descendants of the pioneer
couple include: Sons—Charles
and Edward, both of Atkinson;
daughters—Mrs. Clarence (Mil
dred) Johnson, of Stuart; Mrs.
George (Helen) Beck, of Atkin
son; Mrs. Merlyn (Eva) Quig
ley, of Bellevue: and Mrs.
Dwaine (Hazel) Lockman, of
Friday evening’s guest list in
cluded: Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Mlinar; Mr. and Mrs. Quentin
Smith and daughter, Leile; Mr.
and Mrs. George Beck; Mr. and
Mrs. Duane Beck; Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence Johnson and daughter.
Marvel Jean; Mr. and Mrs. Ed
ward Mlinar; Mr. and Mrs. [
Dwaine Lockman and sons, Glen
and Gary; Mrs. Merlyn Quigley,
of Bellevue; and Larry Quigley,
who is in the navy stationed at
Jacksonville, Fla.
Another grandson, Pfc. Dale
Mlinar, stationed at Atlanta, Ga.,
was unable to attend.
Mrs. M. E. Hiatt,
Former Resident, Dies
Mrs. M. E. Hiatt, of Boulder,
Colo., a former O’Neill resident,
died Monday, February 11, at
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Hiatt and
daughter, Carolyn, departed Tues
day for Boulder to attend the fu
neral rites on Wednesday.
H. C. Stewart, 85,
Dies at Denver
CHAMBERS — Word was re
ceived of the death Saturday,
February 9, of H. C. Stewart, 85,
at Denver, Colo.
Mr. Stewart’s daughter. Mrs.
Paul Roth, was with him. Mr.
Roth and daughter, Mary Jo, and
daughter and husband, Mr. and
Mrs. Elwyn Robertson, and chil
dren left Sunday for Boise, Ida.,
to attend the funeral services.
Chambers Nurse Is
Back from Korea—
CHAMBERS— Lt. Thelma J.
Kiltz, army nurse, has returned
to the United States from Korea
where she has been stationed
with a medical unit near the
front, according to information
received bv relatives here.
She had been overseas about 15
She is currently visiting a
brother. Robert, in California and
plans to visit a brother-in-law
and sister. Mr. and Mrs. Jack
Schipper. ir.. and family at Den
ver prior to returning here.
Lieutenant Kiltz’s parents, the
late Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kiltz.
perished here during the severe
snows of 1948-’49.
Montanans Visit Here—
"Montana Jack” Sullivan and
Jack Dwyer, both former O’Neill
residents, arrived Tuesday eve
ning for a few davs’ visit with
friends. Thev are enroute to
Butte after an extended tour of
the West coast. Arizona, Texas
and Florida.
Past State Bar Head
Addresses Attorneys
Clarence A. Davis, Lincoln
attorney and president last year
of the Nebraska Bar association.
Tuesday evening delivered an
Abraham Lincoln day address to
members of the Fifteenth judicial
district bar association at a din
ner meeting here. The meeting
was held at the Town House.
William W. Griffin, of O’Neill,
was elevated from vice-president
to president; John Cassel. of
Ainsworth, was elected vice-pres
ident, and Norman Gonderinger,
of O’Neill, was elected secretary
Twenty-five association mem
bers attended. District Judge
Lyle Jackson, of Neligh, was a
Installation Friday
for Rev. Samuel Lee
An installation rite for Rev.
Samuel R. G. Lee will take place
at 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 15.
at First Presbyterian church. At
that time Reverend Lee will for
| mally become pastor of First
Presbyterian church, O’Neill, and
Bethany Presbyterian church.
: RFD Ewing.
Reverend Lee recently moved
to O’Neill with his wife and 2
children. The Lees returned to
the U.S. in 1951 from Barrow.
Alaska, the northern-most settle
ment on the North American
continent. They had spent 5 years
at a Presbyterian mission outpost.
The new pastor succeeds Rev.
Ralph G. Gerber, who moved to
Lexington last fall.
Rev. Franklin B. Helsman. of
Laurel, moderator of the Presby
tery of Niobrara, will preside at
the installation. Rev. Alton Kaul.
pastor of First Presbyterian
church. Grand Island, will deliv
er the sermon. Other clergy as
sisting Reverend Helsman will be
Rev. Orin Graf, of the Stuart. At
kinson, Cleveland churches; Rev.
Edward Trefz, of Hastings col
lege, professor of Bible: Rev. Ol
iver Proett, pastor of First Pres
byterian church, Wayne.
Reverend Lee will close the
rite with benediction.
The public is invited to attend
the installation. Music will be
provided by Charles Houser at
the organ, Bethany church choral
members, the First Presbvterian
choir under the direction of
James Bastian, and congregation
al singing.
At 4 p.m., preceding the in
stallation, a pro re nata meeting
will be held at the church at
which time the official call will
be made to Reverend Lee. At 6
p.m., the elders of both churches
and installation officials will be
entertained at a dinner given bv
the women’s associations of the 2
Red Cross to
Elect Friday
Annual meeting of the Holt I
county chapter, American Red !
Cross, will be held Friday, 8 p.m.,
at the American Legion audi
Glea H. Wade, chairman for
the past 3 years, has announced
that he will resign.
The city council met in spe
cial session Tuesday evening to
hear a 3d proposal for improving
the municipal water supply prob
lem. One of 2 new wells put into
use during the past 4 years will
have to be replaced, the council
has been told. Fine sand plugs
the well and knocks the pump
cut of operation. The council has
been told the need for a new well
is urgent.
ATKINSON— Francis D. Lee.
Atkinson attorney, was “drafted”
bv the state democratic conven
tion to be a candidate for con
gress from the traditional repub
lican Fourth district. The office
is now held bv Rep. A. L. Miller,
of Kimball.
WJAG. 780 kc. Adv.
O’Neill Band IcT Be Heard
in ‘Hi Jinks’ Program
Sunday Afternoon
A program of “Hi Jinks” by
the O’JNeill band has been an
nounced by Supt. D. E. Nelson
and Principal J. Lyman, of tne
O’Neill public school, and Sister
Antonella. principal of St. Mary’s
academy. A pop concert of old
and new favorites has been pre
Novelties and specialties de
signed to lighten the proceedings
and make for relaxed listening
will spice the program which is
scheduled to start promptly at
3:12 p.m., Sunday afternoon, Feb
ruary 17, in the O’Neill public
school auditorium. The band is
under the direction of Charles B.
Highlight of the afternoon will
be the presentation of the "Con
certo for a One-Armed Paper
Hanger.” by O’Neill’s newest and
most spectacular “violin virtuo
so.” His identity is being kept se
cret. Free ear plugs will be fur
nished members of the audience
who desire them, a spokesman
The program will include a se
lection of concert and street
marches such as ‘The Knights
bridge March,” “Marcho Poco."
“Parade of the Little Leaden Sol
diers,” and “March of the Steel
Novelty numbers wil be “The
Little Brown Jug Goes to Town"
and “Do-Si-Do.” For lovers of the
polka the band will present selec
tions from the “Bartered Bride.”
“The Pals-Cornet Duet.” played
by Duane Booth and Eddie
Bridges, and a little German
band specialty.
Best - known numbers will be
the familiar “Prelude and Fugue
in G Minor” and “Ciribiribin”
with alto sax soloist Jav B. Mun
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A modern specialty, rsaainage
for Brasses.” gives everyone a
good chance to tap their feet and
join in the fun.
Public school players are: Mar
ilyn Lindberg, Mardy Johnson.
Karen Bridge, Don Hagensick.
Carolyn Hiatt. Esther Kaiser. Al
ta Lyons, Betty Rodman, Ed
Gatz, Hazel Johnson. Jay B.
Munsell, Paul Shelhamer, Clar
vce Johnson, Bet.y Harmon, Du
ane Booth. Eddie Bridges, Pat
DeBolt, Evalyn Asher. Perry
Dawes, Barbara Bennett. Kay
Allendorfer, Elizabeth Schaffer,
Bruce McElhaney, Jim Rodman,
Mildred Crabb, John Bowen.
Phyllis Harmon, Lavonne Thorin,
Jack Bailey.
St. Mary’s, academy players
are: Helen Harty, Mary Lou Wil
son, James Cronk, Rose Corkle. '
Pat Mullen, Suzanne Moss, Ber
nard Mohr, Sarah Moss. Dwayne
Weier. Jean Bosn.
Jones Returns from
Omaha Hospital
Charles W. (“Casey”) Jones. 23.
a Consumers Public Power dis
trict employe, returned Sunday
from Methodist hospital. Omaha,
where he had been hospitalized 9
Jones does not recall what
happened between 3 a.m. and 7
a.m. on Thursday. January 24. He
aad been working until 3 with a
line crew and left the truck at
the home of his mother. Mrs.
Elizabeth R. Jones, North Fourth
His mother found him on the
doorstep at 7 a.m., unconscious
and bruised. His clothes were torn.
He was taken to an Omaha hospi
tal Friday evening and was semi
conscious for several days.
Doctors say he cannot return
to work for a week or 10 days.
Louis and John Pribil, of Enid,
Okla., visited recently with Mrs.
Mary Vitt.
Green children in Africa adjust themselves
quickly in new environment . . . natives trans
port them by kipoi. When their parents, the Er
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nest Greenf, took their first kipoi ride, the car
riers in a playful mood gave the adults a few ex
tra bounces.
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Dark Continent Is Home for Greens
Children Adjust t o
Environment Quicker
Than Parents
ATKINSON — When the Er
nest Green family transplanted
themselves to the interior of Af
rica a few months ago the Green
children — Eldon, David, Roger
and Patricia — quickly adapted
themselves to the new , environ
ment. In fact, the transition for
them came even more quickly
and easily than it did for their
missionary parents.
It can be said the Green chil
dren are getting along fine (and
their parents, too) with the Af
rican natives with whom they
will live for the next 4 years.
What the Green children enjoy
most are the rides in the kipoi—
the most popular mode of travel
on the Dark continent.
The boys thought they had a
great time when they rode on the
kipoi themselves, but they danc
ed with glee along with the na
tives when their mother and
daddy took their first ride.
me carriers in a piayiui
mood gave the missionaries a
few extra bounces on the resil
ient floor of the carriage.
The Greens write that though
there are many difficulties, they
love their work. One great incon
venience is the hordes of giant
ants that come to visit them,
sometimes in the night. There is
nothing to do except move out
until the ants decide to leave.
They do not as a rule remain long
in the same house.
Mrs. Green has been able to
use her training as a nurse to
great advantage. There are no
schools for the children so she
and her husband have added the
teaching of their boys to the
many duties of a missionary. He
hears lessons while she is at her
work in the dispensary and she
teaches them when he takes care
of his missionary errands.
One day Mr. Green took his
children and some of the natives
in his old (ruck and went to gath
er firewood for the huge brick ,
kiln lcoated near the village.
"As we got to the place one
of the natives said something
to me," Mr. Green recalls, "Be
fore I could ask him to repeal s
| it, to see if I might understand,
David said, 'He said to go up to
the lop of the hill if you want
to turn around!' Believe it or
not, that is what he said!"
Mr. and Mrs. Green are known
as llallie and "Red” in Atkinson.
Hallie is the second daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Houts. Mr.
Green became known in the com
munity during the numerous vis
its to the Houts home.
The children were born in Tex
as while Mr. Green was prepar
ing for his missionary work.
Polio Push Enters
Final Stretch
Holt county’s 1952 fund drive
for the National Foundation for
Infantile Paralysis this week en
ters the home stretch.
Officials of the Holt chapter
say they expect to publish a
statement next week regarding a
mounts collected from the vari
ous cities, towns and rural com
Mrs. Everett Gorgen, the for
mer Helen Urban, a polio suffer
er for a number of months, has
inspired the residents of the rur
al Martha community to under
take a fund drive of their own
in behalf of the National Founda
tion. Stanley J. Lambert is head
ing the push.
Mrs. Gorgen’s medical expens
es are being paid by the Holt
There will be a benefit basket
ball game tonight (Thursday) at
the public school auditorium.
The O’Neill Lions team faces the
Tilden Townies, featuring Richie
Ashburn, Philadelphia Phillies
baseball star. In a preliminary
the North side “has-beens” face
the South side "never-weres.”
About 30 players will parade in
and out during the course of the
farcial evening opener.
Rob Roy Prouty and Miss La
vonne Larae Riley, both of O’
Neill. on Wednesday. February
The Volunteer firemen were
called to the Bob Moore trailer
home at 11:25 a.m. Sunday morn
ing. Slight damage was caused
from smoke.
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PLAY FOR CHARITY . . . These 5 young ladies
took to the stage at the O'Neill public school aud
itorium to perform in a home-talent show and all
proceeds at the gate went lb the Holt county
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chapter, National Foundation for Infantile Paral
ysis. Accordianists are Betty Curran, Joanne
Lansworth, Ladonna McNulty, Larene Schmitz
and Elaine Miller.—Photo by John If. McCarville.
Fights Conviction,
Finally Serves Term
Henry Schacht, 66, of O’Neill,
at noon Wednesday finished a 4
day jail sentence in Pierce coun
ty jail ending a driving violation
case that started in 1950.
In June, 1950, Mr. Schacht was
arrested on U.S. highway 20 near
Osmond by state safety patrol
men. He was charged with drunk
driving and a blood test was
Pierce County Judge H. A.
Krehnke found him guiltv. sen
tenced him to 4 da>is in the coun
ty jail, fined him $20 and costs
and suspended his driver’s license
for 4 months.
Mr. Schacht appealed to the
district court and in January.
1950, was found guilty by a jury.
Judge Fay Pollock sentenced him
to 4 days in jail, fined him $20
and costs and suspended his li
cense for 4 months. Mr. Schacht
appealed to the supreme court.
In December, 1951, the high court
upheld the district court decision.
Last Saturday Mr. Schacht and
his attorney, Bernard Ptak, ap
peared before Judge Pollock and
asked for a new trial. It was de
nied and at 11 a.m. he started
serving his sentence.
Pierce County Sheriff Elmer
Kuhl said he believed this was
the first time the blood test has
been upheld by the supreme
court in Nebraska.
2 More Candidates
File for Office
There have been 2 more filings
for Holt county offices, accord
ing to Miss Ruth Hoffman. Holt
county clerk.
Frank Cronk. of Page, repub
lican. is seeking the nomination
for supervisor from the Fourth
district. He will be seeking his
second term.
A. M. Batenhorst. of Stuart,
democrat, wants the nomination
for supervisor from the Sixth dis
trict. Like Cronk he is seeking a
second term.
Filings close February 21. The
Drimary election is April 1.
Lease Auctioninq
Over by Autumn—
The state board of educational
lands and funds should be caught
up with its job of auctioning state
school land leases by October or
Henry Bartling, secretary to
the board, offered the prediction
To live within its budget, the
board has ordered the rate of the
auctions curtailed. This, said Mr.
Bartling, shoved the target date
back to October or November,
instead of June or July.
The board started last Septem
ber 19 to auction leases on 2,300
parcels of school land where pre
vious leases had been invalidated
bv a state supreme court decree.
Proceeds from the auctions, in
cluding another 300 parcels on
which the leases expired Jan
uary 1. will hit from 3*/fe to 4 mil
lion dollars. Mr. Bartling estimat
Hi Lo Prec.
February 7 ___ 32 29
February 8 _49 22
February 9 _60 28
February 10_59 36
February 11_60 26
February 12_56 32 T
February 13 _43 31 .13
‘Ben* Martin, 60, Succumbs
at His Home Here;
Burial in Wyoming
A retired rancher. William Ben
jamin Martin, 60, died at 2:39
a.m.. Monday. February 11, at his
home. He was stricken with a
heart attack and died suddenly.
The body was forwarded Wed
nesday to Lusk, Wyo., following
brief funeral rites at the Biglin
Bros, chapel, conducted by Rev.
R. W. Olson, pastor of Christ
Lutheran church. Rites will be
held at Lusk at 2 p.m. today
(Thursday) and burial will be in
the Manville cemetery.
The late Mr. Martin was bom
July 17, 1891, in Iowa, a son of
William and Emmaline Lee Mar
He was a Wyoming rancher for
many years and came to Holt
county in 1949 following his mar
riage October 8. 1949, to Mrs.
Emma Jones Mielke. His first
wife preceded him in death.
Survivors include: Widow;
stepson— William Morey; sisters
—Mrs. Ena Greeley, of Wahkon,
Minn.; Mrs. Amy Jones, of Phoe
nex. Ariz.
The late Mr. Martin was a
World War I veteran, a member
of the American Legion and Elks
club at Lusk.
Scout Membership
Continues to Climb
A monthly meeting of the Boy
Scout north-central Nebraska dis
trict organization was held Mon
day night at the courthouse here. *
Highlights were:
The commissioner’s flag was
presented to troop 177, Bassett.
The commissioner’s cub trophy
was awarded to pack 186, Spen
It was announced that once
more membership standings In
the district took a big jump.
Lester Jonas, of O’Neill, was
commended “for a swell job”
done while in charge of member
ship work. Commendation was
made by Dick Miller, of Stuart,
field executive.
District meetings and roundta
ble discussions henceforth will be
held on the second Tuesday of
each month. Next meeting date
is March 11.
In the roundtable sessions the
cub theme was “Jungle Tales.”
and the Scout theme was “Out
door Living.” A movie was shown
and refreshments were served.
In a report of the ceremony be
fore Gov. Val Peterson last week
end at Lincoln, it was stated a
group of 31 Eagle Scouts from
Nebraska presented the follow
ing facts about scouting in 1951
to the governor:
There are now 29,000 Cubs.
Scouts and Explorers in 650 Scout
units. Of this 29,000 over 3.000 at
tended council camps, and over
300 Explorers participated in
high adventure trips.
Fred Fetrow, of O’Neill, was
the Eagle Scout selected from
this area to participate in this
Last week was officially des
ignated as Boy Scout week. At 7
p.m. Fridav the church bells rang
and the fire alarm sounded si
multaneously in commemoration
of the event.
Backhaus, Holcomb
Are Speech Winners
Winners in the Holt county 4
H club timely topics elimination
speech contest, held here Satur
day morning, were Joellvn Back
haus. of O’Neill, and Gary Hol
comb. of Chambers. Their topics,
respectively, were “Twigs Today,
Trees Tomorrow” and “The 4-H
The winners will compete at
Bassett February 20 in a district
meet and district winners will go
to the state contest.
Alternates chosen are Benton
Mellor, of Atkinson, and Doris
Ward, also of Atkinson.
Other entries were Elaine
Boyle, of O’Neill: Jennie Halsey,
of Chambers, and Demaris Wef
so, of Atkinson.
The Frontier’s sale calendar in
cludes 1 real estate and 3 regis
tered Hereford auctions:
Tuesday, February 19: C. D.
Harmon, northeast outskirts of
O’Neill, 158-acre farm and new
improvements: some personal
Saturday, February' 23: North
Central Nebraska Hereford
Breeders’ association. Bassett, 58
registered Herefords
Friday. March 7: Niobrara Val
ley Hereford Breeders’ associa
tion. Butte. 40 registered Here
Wednesday. March 19: C. F.
Small, near Amelia, sale of herd
of registered Herefords and other
personal property.