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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 14, 1952)
ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC
Rev. C. J. Kaup, pastor
Sunday masses, 3:30 and 10:30
Confessions, Saturday, 3:30,
5:30, 7, 9 p.m.
CYO meeting at St. John’s
Thursday evening, February 14.
DO THEY REALLY?
He carried a rosary; yet he nev
er went to church.
You have heard that our jails
are crowded with Catholics—that
gangsters and racketeers often
call for a priest when death
draws near and so are buried
with Catholic rites. Strange, is
n’t it? And what ammunition it
affords the professional anti
Pius Lanzetti was shot to death
on the last day of 1936, in repris
al, ’tis surmised, for the murder
of a rival gangster. Pius!—the
name of 12 saintly popes. And the
papers reported that “he carried
a rosary; yet he never went to
church.” Yes, Pius Lanzetti was
p -obably a Catholic.
Baptism leaves an indelible
mark on the soul. Baptized a
Catholic, always a Catholic—yet
only too often a Catholic by bap^
What good to carry a rosarv
and never go to church—to wear
a medal and know not what it
means—to live in ignorance of all
Catholic teaching and ofttimes
directly opposed to it? “Catho
lics” of that sort are Catholics in
name only. “Catholics” of that
sort are they who swell the ranks
of gangsters, racketeers, murder
ers. “Catholics” of that sort are
not the products of the Catholic
m l ri 11 _ 1 ' An i n
i ne uatnouc cnurcn glories m
its saints but, like Christ, it con
sorts with sinners. Its priests go
forth into the dives of the un
derworld, into the jails and
deathhouses — preaching, implor
ing. praying. And when a sinner
—no matter what his crime a
gainst God or man—repents, he
is taken back into the arms of
Mother Church, he is absolved
from his sins, he receives God
Himself in holy communion, and
finally over his remains a re
quiem mass is sung. Surely then,
“there shall be joy in heaven
upon one sinner that doth
penance, more than upon ninety
nine just who need not penance.”
A few years ago a New York
racketeer was shot to death in
gangster warfare, but before he
died he confessed to a priest. If
that confession was sincere, his
salvation is assured, although his
punishment in purgatory is prob
ably very severe.
Pius Lanzetti. on the other
hand, was slain instantlv and
without chance for repentance as
far as the world can judee. His
interment was without services.
Yet who can sav that in the last
second of his consciousness he
did not. b'ke the good thief, turn
to God? God is lust. God is mer
ciful. And there is not a Christian
who mav properly feel himself
sinless enough to cast the first
stone of condemnation at any of
his brothers in Jesus Christ.
Rev. L. R. Hansberry. pastor
Sunday-school, 10:30 a.m., Clair
Worship, 11:30 a.m.
DR, FISHER. DENTIST.
Rev. Samuel Lee. pastor
Thursday evening, February 14,
will be choir rehearsal for the in
stallation service. All those who
would like to sing in the choir
are invited to come to practice at
8 p.m. whether or not you have
been a member of the choir be
The Presbytery will meet at
our church in a pro re nata meet
ing at 4 o’clock on Friday to
transact the business necessary
for the installation of the pastor.
At 6 o’clock the Presbytery and
the elders and wives from the O’
Neill and Bethany churches will
be entertained at a dinner served
by the Women’s associations of
the 2 churches. The formal in
stallation to be held at 7:30 p.m.
The public is invited to attend.
We are organizing a junior
high Westminster fellowship for
those from about 12-years-old up
to high school age. At the present
we plan to meet at 4:15 p.m. on I
Tuesday of each week at the
church basement. We welcome
those who are interested in at
tending this group for worship
The women’s Circles will meet
on Thursday, February 21. at the
following designated times and
places: Circle I will meet in the
church basement at 2:30 with
Mrs. J. D. Osenbaugh and Mrs.
Ralph Beckwith serving; Circle
II will, meet at the home of Mrs.
J. P. Brown at 2 o’clock rather
than 2:30, Mrs. D. R. Mounts and
Mrs. C. E. Jones are assistant |
hostesses; Circle III will meet at
the home of Mrs Harry Petersen
at 7:45 p.m., with Miss Ruth
Sunday-school, 9:45 a.m.
Church worship service, 11 a.m.
Spiritual life group, Monday,
Junior high Westminster Fel
lowship, Tuesday. 4:15 p.m.
Senior high Westminster Fel
lowship. Thursday, 6 p.m.
Presbytery meeting this week,
Friday, 4 p.m.
Presbvterv and elders’ dinner,
Friday, 6 p.m.
Installation of pastor, Friday.
CHRIST LUTHERAN (O'Neill)
Rev. R. W. Olson, pastor
Thursday, February 14: Young
peoples’ skating party at the
Plainview rink, 7:45 p.m. Sun
day-school teachers meet at the
parsonage, 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 16: Con
firmation instruction classes at
the parsonage, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 17: Sunday
school. 10 a.m.; divine worship,
11:15 a.hm.; young people’s bowl
ing party, 8 p.m.
Thursday, February 21: Stew
ardship film, “All That I Have,”
will be shown at Immanuel Lu
theran church, Atkinson, begin
ning at 7:30 p.m.
We bid a cordial welcome to
all visitors. If you have no church
home we invite you to worship
with us regularly.
CHRIST LUTHERAN (Lynch)
Rev. R. W. Olson, vacancy pastor
Sunday* February 16: Sunday
school, 7 p.m. Divine worship, 8
We welcome everyone in the
name of Christ Jesus, the world’s
only Savior. If you have no
church home we cordially invite
you to worship with us regularly.
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Friday & Saturday
FEBRUARY 15 & 16
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George Janousek, Prop. — Phone 93
Rev. V. R. Bell, pastor
Church school, 10 a.m., classes
for all ages.
Worship service, 11 a.m., ser
mon, special music by the choir.
MYF group (high school), 7:30
The Young Adult Fellowship
i entertained the high school MYF i
group at a splendid Valentine
party last Thursday evening at
The high school fellowship will
have a covered dish supper to
gether at 5:30 p.m. next Sunday
followed by a lesson and recrea
The 2 intermediate classes of
the church school had a party
Sunday evening at the church.
The WSCS monthly meeting
will be held at the church today
The Dorcas Circle will meet
Friday afternoon with Mrs. Ray
Eby; Mrs. Della Eby, assistant
The WSCS study group meets
Monday at 2:30 p.m.
The junior fellowship and choir
meets Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Senior choir practice today
(Thursday), 7 p.m.
The church school workers’
conference met Wednesday eve
ning at the parsonage and Sun
day - school business was cared
Laymens’ Sunday will be ob
served on February 24.
We invite you to worship with
Rev. Melvin Grosenbach, pastor
Friday, February 15, 8 p.m.,
midweek prayer meeting.
Sunday, February 17: Sunday
school, 10 a.m.; worship. 11 a.m.;
young people’s service, 7:30 p.m.;
evangelistic service, 8 p.m.
Friday, February 29: Youth
convention. Stanley Morse, of
Zanesville, O., will furnish our
special music. Formerly with
Horace Heidt, he won several
weekly shows and quarter-finals,
was converted July 21, 1948, and
turned down an offer with Hor
ace Heidt at $165 a week.
Rev. Martin W. Cox, of Minne
apolis. Minn., an ex-army chap
lain. will be our convention
Verv food interest was shown
in the Billy Graham film that we
showed in our church Sunday.
CENTER UNION (O'Neill)
Rev. Melvin Grosenbach, pastor
Frayer meeting each Wednes
day evening, 8 o’clock.
Sunday, February 17: Worship,
i0 a.m.; bunday-school. 11 a.m.;
young people’s service and Bible
j.udy, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, February 18: Miss Eva
jJ. Giiger, under appointment to
iur lield in Kenya Colony. Brit
ish East Africa, will be with us in
j service beginning at 8 p.m.
She was reared in a Christian
arm home in Kansas and served
.ier church faithfully. And now
he says, “I feel that I must enter
he door to the foreign field as in
lis providence He opens it to
me. The burden of those who
ave not heard the name of Jesus
ests heavily upon my soul.”
We welcome you to any of our
ASSEMBLY OF GOD (O'Neill)
Rev. Wayne Hall, pastor
Today (Thursday) the section
al fellowship meets in Valentine
with an afternoon and evening
Friday night, February 15, will
be the last night for instruction
in our Sunday - school workers’
training course. Interest and at
tendance have been most gratify
The Bible is the book of in
struction for today and of en
lightenment for the future. Let’s
study it in Sunday-school at 10
Worship, 11 a.m.
Evangelistic service, 8 p.m.
Christ’s Ambassadors meeting,
Tuesday, 8 p.m.
Bible study and prayer service,
Wednesday, 8 p.m.
Women’s missionary council,
Thursday, 2 p.m.
The public is invited to all ser
Rev. R. W. Olson, pastor
Thursday, February 14: Organ
committee trip to Sioux City. 9
Sunday, February 16: Divine
worship. 9:30 a.m. Sunday-school*
Tuesday. February 19: LWML
meets at the church. 2 p.m. Mrs.
LeRoy Hoffman, hostess.
Thursday, February 21: Stew
ardship film, “All I Have.” will
be shown at 7:30 p.m.
Visitors are welcome to all ser
vices and activities of this con
Rev. Charles C. Chappell, pastor
Sunday-school, 10 a.m.
Worship, 11:15 a.m.
MYF Sunday, 7 p.m. Mr. and
Mrs. Tams to meet with the
group. An offering will be taken.
WSCS w'11 meet February 21
at 2 p.m., the place to be an
Hiram and Mirandv party
Thursday evening. February 21.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Wilhoit in
Commission on lav activities
meeting Thursday, February 14,
at the church.
CHURCH OF CHRIST (O'Neill)
A. C. Utterback, minister
Sunday, February 17: Bible
study classes at 10 a.m.: Lord’s
supper at 11 a.m., followed tty
the gospel message. Evening ser
vice at 8 o’clock.
Praver meeting and Bible stu
dy Wednesday, 8 p.m. A cordial
welcome is extended.—By Mrs.
Donald Johring, church secretary.
Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Hubby,
Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Rouse and
Wayne and Mrs. Neta Clausson
were Sunday evening callers at
the home of Mrs. Carrie Borg and
Rev. Hansberry Feted
on /Utli Anniversary
CHAMBERS—Rev. L. R. Han
berry was guest of honor at a cov
ered dish dinner at the church
parlors following the worship
; services Sunday morning, Feb
The affair, planned by the la
dies of the church, was a surprise
in honor of his 70th birthday an
niversary. About 150 were pres
ent—48 from the Amelia con
Mrs. C. V. Robertson was in
charge of a short program con
A song by the Amelia Sunday
school; duet, by Mrs. M. L. Sa
geser and Mrs. Art Miller; a solo,
by Mrs. Tom Hutton; a reading
of an original poem, by Mrs. Louis
Neilson; a talk, by Clair Grimes,
1 and comments, by Mrs. M. L.
Rev. and Mrs. J. Lavern Jay, of
O’Neill, were present for the oc
casion. Reverend Jay gave a
very interesting and inspirational
Other Chambers News
Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Grossneck
laus and children and Mrs. George
Thomson went to Sioux City on
Monday, February 11.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Smith, of
Clarks, and Mr. and Mrs. Ken
neth Etzel. Sandy, Ronnie, of
Omaha, were Sunday guests of
Amie Mace, sr., and the William
Mr. and Mrs. Arnie Mace, jr.,
and Dick spent Saturday evening
in the William Ritterbush home.
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Vanosdall
came Friday from Caldwell, Ida. '
They are at the home of her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Cook,
for a short time until they get
moved on to the Esther Wood
place, which they have purchased.
Mr. and Mrs. Chet Fees and
daughter, Cherilyn and Mr. and
Mrs. Richard Porter and children
were Sunday dinner guests of
Mrs. Fees’ parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Walter Nichols, ol O'Neill.
Mr. and Mrs. W?alter Hopp and
family, of W'ausa, visited Sun
day, February 10, in the home of
her brother and wife, Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence Young, and lamiiy.
Mr. and Mrs. Chet Fees and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Porter and family, and Mr. and
Mrs. Edwin Walter and son at
tended a farewell party for Mrs.
Fees’ brother, Dick McNichols, on
Sunday evening at the McNichols
home in O’Neill. Dick left Tues
day morning, February 12, for
Weekend guests of Mrs. Char
lotte Honeywell, Mr. and Mrs.
John Honeywell and Mrs. Esther
Woods and Chauncey were Mr.
and Mrs. Ed Opperman, of Lin
Mrs. E. R. Carpenter spent from
Wednesday, February 6, until
Saturday visiting her daughter
and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Ben
Medcalf, and children, at Sioux
Mr. and Mrs. Keith Sexton and i
Nadine drove to Carlton, Sunday, J
February 10, to visit her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. James Bryant, and
to attend the 60th anniversary j
Masonic party, which was held j
in his honor. Mr. Bryant also has J
the honor of having served as
secretary of this lodge for 47
years. Following the party Mr.
and Mrs. Sexton and Nadine
drove to Haddam, Kans., to visit
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. P.
Mrs. Kenneth Luikens and
daughter, of Norfolk, visited her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Ras
musen and family and brother,
Pfc. Elston Rasmussen, several
days last week. (
Pfc. Bruce Grimes left Sunday,
February 10, for Camp Pendleton,
near Oceanside, Calif., after hav
ing spent a short leave with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Grimes, and brother, Gerald,
Susan Thomson celebrated her
O'NEILL. NEBR., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1952.—PAGE 9.
3d birthday anniversary Friday
afternoon with the following
friends and their mothers present:
Robert and Gail Harley, Ellen and
Ronnie McKay, Merie and Lynn
Kay Grossrucklaus, Mrs. Gordon
Harley, Mrs. Duane McKay and
Mrs. Merlin Grossnicklaus.
Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Switzer and
Jim Gunter, of Clearwater, wex-e
Sunday guests in the Steve Shav
lik home. Mrs. Switzer is a sister
of Mrs. Shavlik's and Mr. Gunter
is their father.
Marine Pfc. Elston Rasmussen
left Tuesday, February 12, for
Jacksonville, Fla. Ke has spent
about 10 days with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. James Rasmusen,
and family. He came from the
marine base near San Diego,
Calif., where he took his basic
When You & I Were Young. . .
Flash! Rail Line to
Gregory a Certainty
50 Years Ago
Judge and Mrs. J. J. Harring
ton gave a reception to a com
pany of young people at their
home and a very pleasant social
time was had. . . Frank Pribil
came in with a caravan of 7 wag
ons from his place over in the
hay belt with some 15 or 20 tons
of as fine baled hay as you would
everwant to see. . . It’s a decided
fact that the Combination Bridge
company will build the Atkinson
and Niobrara river railway from
O’Neill to a point in Gregory
county, S.D. People hereabout
have pinned none too much to the
rumors of the short line extension
into the country north of us.
25 Years Ago
Few people stop to realize that
one of the finest collections of
animal heads in the state of Ne
braska has hung in the O’Neill
years. The collection consists of
2 moose, 3 elk, a mountain sheep,
3 deer and a buffalo. The heads
have been receiving a renovating
by J. P. O’Sullivan, taxidermist,
of this city. . . Mrs. Hugh McKen
na fell and fractured both arms.
10 Years Ago
Mrs. Dorance Crabb entertained
Mrs. Frank Clement won high
the LL bridge club at her home,
score. . . The J. P. Gallagher store
is undergoing renovation. . . Art
Jurgensmeier, Owen Davidson
and Bob Moore, who joined the
navy about 6 weeks ago, received
their call Sunday and left for San
Diego, Calif. . . Miss Mary Wag
man, who has been employed at
the Midwest Motors company, has
accepted a position at Pilley’s
1 Year Ago
Dr. H. D. Gildereleeve is the
new scoutmaster in O’Neill. He
succeeds Albert Sipes. . . Seven
applications have been received
for the post of superintendent of
O’Neill public schools. . . Benton
Mellor, of Atkinson, Holt county
timely topics speech champion for
1951, grabbed the district laurels
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