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Volume 72.—Number 21. O’Neill, Nebr., Thursday, Sept. 25, 1952 Seven Cents.
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STATt HIST SOC ok
for Pancake Day
Basin Report Ready
Holt, Boyd and Knox
One of the most important
meetings concerning the future of
the Niobrara basin is scheduled
to be held at Ainsworth on Tues
day, September 30, according to
Vem Lindholm, of Ainsworth, sec
retary of the Niobrara River Ba
sin Development association.
The association is holding its
annual meeting at that time. At
this meeting the review of the
bureau of reclamation investiga
tion report will be read. This
report will reveal the possibilities
and estimated costs of the devel
opment of irrigation, power and
flood control, within the basin.
Directors from every county in
the basin, including Holt, Boyd,
Dawes, Sheridan, Cherry, Rock,
Brown, Keya Paha and Knox in
Nebraska, and Gregory and
Tripp in South Dakota, are be
ing urged to hold county cau
cuses previous to the * annual
meeting and be in readiness for
the election of officers
The business session of this
annual meeting will open at 3
p.m. (CST), in the Chamber of
Commerce office in the Ains
worth city hall, and will include
the brief reading of the investiga
tion report, discussion and elec
tion of officers.
Between the business session
and the evening banquet at 7:15
o'clock the board of directors will
meet for the purpose of develop
ing a plan of work for the coming
Anyone interested in any phase
of development within the basin
is invited and urged to attend
Is New Pastor
CLEARWATER — A reception
honoring Rev. Alfred F. Hoesing,
new pastor of St. John’s Catholic
church near here, was held on
Sunday evening by members of
St. John’s parish. A large crowd
attended the affair.
Father Hoesing was installed
last Thursday as pastor of the
parish by the dean, Very Rev.
Timothy O’Sullivan of O’Neill.
Twelve other priests and a large
number of parishioners attended
Among the priests attending was
Rt. Rev. Joseph Falke, pastor of
St. Ludger church at Creighton.
Father Hoesing succeeds Rev.
C. J. Kaup, who was recently
transferred to Fordyce by Arch
bishop Gerald T. Bergan of Oma
ha. The former Fordyce pastor,
Rev. P. J. Vanderhieden, was
forced to resign because of im
pared health. ,
The new pastor of St. John’s
was bom October 4, 1910, the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Hoesing. He attended colleges at
Conception and St. Louis, Mo.,
four years and studied four
years at Kenrick seminary at St.
Louis, Mo. He was ordained De
cember 21, 1946, and served more
than five years as an assistant
priest in Omaha. He became as
sistant at Creighton March 17,
6-Unit Motel Coming
to Orchard —
ORCHARD — Walt LaFrenz
has purchased a plot of ground in,
the east edge of Orchard on U.S.
highway 20, 338 feet by 220 feet,
from Mrs. Josephine Groeling
and is planning to build a motel.
He is going to start building
within a few days and expects to
have the building ready for oc
cupancy this fall. The new build
ing will be 68x72 feet, which will
comprise six units, living quar
ters and office, all of which will
be heated by a furnace.
This is something which has
been needed in Orchard for a
number of years, as there is no
hotel in town and sometimes
rooms are difficult to get. This
will be the only motel on high
way 20 between Plainview and
Visit Here —
Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Beaver of
Deaver, Wyo., spent the week
end at O’Neill visiting relatives.
Mrs. Beaver and Mrs. Mamie O’
Neill are sisters. The Beavers
were enroute back to Park coun
ty, northwestern comer of Wyo
ming, after having visited at
Omaha and in southwestern Iowa.
Mr. Beaver recalled that he
helped his father, the late Jacob
Beaver, set out many ash trees in
O’Neill 60 years ago. He was in
business here until 1917 when he
went to Wyoming to establish a
real estate and insurance busi
ness. Mr. Beaver now is retired.
Sunday evening, October 5, is
the date set for the masquerade
dance which will formally close
the Country club activities for
the season. Prizes will be award
ed outstanding costumes.
Pumpkin-like invitations are
going out to members to give
them time to rummage through
the attics for costumes.
John F. Pribil and Mrs. Mar
garet Allen, both of O’Neill, on
Keith E. Cable of Lincoln and
Miss Carol Stevens of Page on
Cecil Eugene Kirsch of Lynch
and Miss Darlene Joan Polfus of
Huron, S.D., on September 22.
Firemen were summoned to the
Bill Perry residence Friday when
an oil stove became overheated
and was flaming. No damage
Try Frontier want ad vs!
O’Neill’s first annual pancake
day will take place Tuesday,
September 30—an event that
may attract as many as three
Besides free pancakes with ail
the trimmin’s—sausage, coffee,
cream, syrup and butter—there’ll
be free entertainment, too. The
O’Neill Municipal band will pre
sent a concert and there will be
a free act by a man who is billed
simply as a former employee of
Serving will begin at 1 p.m.,
and continue until 8:30 p.m. with
teams of O’Neill business and
professional men working in
shifts to feed the hungry visitors.
At 2 p.m., there will be a pan
cake eating contest.
The pancakes will be served
under several big tents spe
cially erected for the event.
Six hundred prizes will be dis
Among firms furnishing sup
plies for the affair are Pillsbury,
pancake mix; Roman Packing
Co., pork sausage; Meadow Gold,
dairy products; Nash-Finch Co.,
coffee; Vermont Maid, syrup, and
Harding Creamery Co., butter.
The pancake feed, intended to
be an annual affair, is under the
sponsorship of the Chamber of
O’Neill business firms are mak
ing the day even more inviting
by offering hundreds of special
ly-purchased bargains. (Turn to
page 7 for details.)
The Aces of Rhythm orchestra
will play for a dance in the eve
ning at the American Legion
auditorium, climaxing the day.
President William McIntosh of
the Chamber pointed out that
everything on the program is
free — except the dance for the
Legion will make an admission
The tents will be erected on
North Fourth street, immediately
north of the Fourth and Douglas
(traffic signal) intersection.
New Street Lights
LYNCH—A record crowd gath
ered in Lynch Saturday to cele
brate the energizing of the new
lighting system. Free pancakes,
sausages and coffee were served
during the day and watermelon
in the evening.
Lynch blanked Verdel, 2-0, in
a very good baseball game.
There were novelty events and
the celebration was climaxed
with a banquet in the evening.
Clinic October 4
The next extension clinic to be
held in this area for crippled
children will be at the O’Neill
high school Saturday, October 4.
Clinic registrations will begin at
7:30 a.m. Since nine counties are
served by this clinic, Holt county
children are urged to register
early as an accommodation to
those arriving later from the dis
tant towns. All registrations
should be completed by noon.
The clinic is for diagnosis, con
sultation, checkup and after-care
services for children now receiv
ing treatment and will be con
ducted by Dr. Charles Tompkins,
Omaha pediatrician, and Dr. Fritz
Teal, orthopedist, Omaha.
All physicians in Holt county
have been informed regarding the
clinic and have been furnished
blanks for the referral of children
to the clinic. Completed blanks
should be mailed promptly to the
County Welfare Office, in time as
will permit clearance with the
services for crippled children di
vision prior to the clinic.
Assisting at the clinic will be
Mrs. C. M. Eason, Mrs. J. P.
Brown, Mrs. C. E. Lundgren and
Mrs. J. W. Rooney.
A noon lunch, served by the
ladies of circle II, Mrs. D. C.
Schaffer, chairman, Women’s As
sociation of the Presbyterian
church’ will be furnished by tho
Elk’s lodge without cost to par
ents and children registered.
3 Sales Booked on
Three auctions have been
booked on The Frontier’s sale cal
Friday, September 26: John
Murrav, residing m miles north
of O’Neill on U.S. highway 281,
will offer 25 head of cattle, a line
of farm machinery and household
goods: Col. Wallace O’Connell,
Friday, October 10: Elmer
Coolidee and the estate of the
late Harry Coolidge, Amelia,
will offer 116 head of cattle,
farm machinery, etc. Col. Ed
Thorin of O’Neill, auctioneer;
Chambers State Bank, clerk.
Friday. October 17: Joe J. Jel
inek & Sons. Walnut, annual pro
duction of registered Herefords,
Creighton ivestock Markeat.
Non-Com School —
STUART — Pfc. Raymond E.
Norton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Asa
Norton of Stuart, recently grad-,
uated from the 31st infantry di
vision’s non-commissioned offi
cers’ school at Camp Atterbury,
A rifleman in company E of the
167th regiment, Norton entered
the army in April, 1951. He has
been awarded the combat infan
tryman badge and the Korean
service and United Nations rib
Douelas and Fourth streets
were flushed Tuesday afternoon
by the city’s street-washer—a
modified fire truck.
O’Neill’s New Hospital ... to serve and to save.
—The Frontier Photo by John H. McCarville
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Eagles Bag Win
Booth Rams Across
to Beat Gun
The O’Neill high school Eagles
annexed another victory Friday
night—their second in that many
starts for the 1953 campaign.
Coach Miller’s kids plowed under
the Rock county high school team,
13-6, in a game played on a raw,
damp night under the lights at
After a see-saw first-half, Box
car Duane Booth, O’Neill fullback,
smashed across from the 4-yard
line for O’Neill’s first touchdown
with only 20 seconds remain
ing in the second period. Bobby
Carroll had helped setup the TD
with a 35-yard scamper. The
Eagles, knocking on Bassett’s
door, had racked up a first down
and Booth smashed across.
Later the Eagles pene
trated to the Bassett 1-yard-line
but a stout defense was erected
and the Blues spinned their
wheels for four downs.
Halfback George Kilcoin ac
counted for O’Neill’s second
marker during an evening that
was dreary as far as the weather
was concerned. He scooted across
from the 8-yard-line
Dave Eby’s kick for the extra
point was good once, but a bad
pass from center foiled the other
Bassett flashed a stronger
running attack than Plainview
did the preceeding Friday when
O’Neill opened with a 7-0 con
Bassett scored by capitalizing
on an O’Neill bungle. The O’Neill
the ball and a Bassett forward
fell on it deep in O’Neill territory.
The Rock. countyans then pro
ceded to manufacture six points.
Carrolls’ offensive play looked
good. He also helped set up O’
Neill’s second TD with a pass in
terception. End Warren Seger
turned in two circus snags for
aerial yardage. Tackle Gaylen
Hull’s defensive plav was out
standing for the Blues, who
turned in a sluggish first - half
defensive performance, hit hard
er in the second.
The Blues will go to Burwell
Visit Hulls —
Mr. and Mrs. George Hiles of
Chadron visited with Mr. and
Mrs. Loyal Hull and family Sun
day, Septemebr 21. Mrs. Hiles is
the former Lois Hull. They re
turned to their home that eve
A light shower started falling
at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Coming Here Friday
The Nebraska republican cam
paign caravan is due in O’Neill
about noon Friday.
The caravan will be studded
with GOP luminaries including
Robert B. Crosby, candidate for
governor; Hugh Butler and
Dwight Griswold, for the U.S.
senate; A. L. Miller, for the
Fourth congressional seat;
Charles Warner, for lieutenant
governor; Frank Marsh, Jr., for
secretary of state; Frank B.
Heintze, for state treasurer; Ray
C. Johnson, for state auditor;
Clarence Beck, for attorney- gen
eral, and others.
Friday the caravan will visit
Burwell, Bartlett, O’Neill, Atkin
son, Bassett and Ainsworth.
A street meeting will follow
a luncheon here.
In earlier appearances this
week, the Nebraska GOP leaders
generally have been upholding
Sen. Richard Nixon of California,
the republican candidate for vice
president who has gained consid
erable publicity for accepting
campaign funds in the past. Sen
ator Nixon Tuesday night was to
make an accounting to a nation
wide radio-TV audience. They
contend Nixon is an honest man
and will vindicate himself. Nix
en is Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhow
er’s running mate.
Visitors Here —
Guests on Tuesday, September
22, of Mr. and Mrs. C. . Arra
smith were Rev. Charlotte Dil
lon and Mrs. C. L. Briggs, both of
Adult Gets 10 Days
on Liquor Charge
3 Stuart Mniors Are
Henry S. Bohnet, 25, of Stuart
admitted guilt Tuesday morning
in justice court here to a charge
of procuring alcoholic beverages
for minors. He was sentenced by
Justice H. W. Tomlinson to 10
days in jail and fined $50.
Arrested late Sunday at Stuart
bv Marshall Giesierich and State
Patrolman Shorney, Bohnet ad
mitted providing liquor for Rich
ard Ulrich. Roger Johnson and
Dean Finch, all 16-year-old Stu
The youths were fined $25 and
Holt County Attorney William
W. Griffin said the charges
against the three minors brought
to 20 the number of minors who
have been hailed into court in
recent weeks in liquor incidents.
Stevens Family, Page
Holds Reunion —
PAGE—A Stevens reunion was
held at the C. M. Stevens home
in Page Sunday. It also honored
the birthday of Mr. Stevens. A
no-host dinner was served.
A 2-day-old infant son of Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Shoemaker of
O’Neill died about 11 p.m., Sun
day- Burial was Monday.
A "prefab" house (above) was erected in the
matter of hours Friday on the Harry E. Ressel
lots in North O'Neill. Following day was de
voted to shingling and painting.
6 Cases of
2 Stuart Children to
G.I.; Father of 3
Condition la Serious
Six Holt countyans are polio
patients in various hospitals this
Lois Givens, 10, daughter of
Mr and Mrs. Arthur Givens of
Stuart, formerly of O’Neill, is in
serious condition in a Grand Is
land hospital suffering from an
attack of bulbar polio.
Her condition is “improved,”
according to a late report.
Duane Braasch, 17, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Kenneth Braasch, resid
ing northwest of O’Neill, is also in
a Grand Island hospital. He is
suffering paralysis in both legs.
The Braasches’ address is Atkin
Patty Elliot, 9-year-old daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Elliot,
of the Deloit community, who is
ill with polio in Our Lady of
ourdes hospital, Norfolk, is “im
proving.” She is not suffering
from a paralysis. Patty’s par
ents reside near St. John’s church.
Gleason Grimes, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Clarence Grimes of
Chambers, was taken to an Oma
ha hospital Saturday, a polio
Ivan Baker, about 40, of Atkin
son was taken to a Grand Island
hospital Saturday by ambulance.
Mr. Baker, father of three chil
dren, is in segregation and doc
tors were withholding state
ments of his, condition until Wed
nesday, but his condition is con
Danny Joe Cadwallader, 1, in
fant son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Cadwallader of Stuart, is a pa
tient at St. Francis hospital,
Donald Tavlor. 11. son of Mr.
and Mrs. Cliff Taylor who live
north of Newport, was released
from Bassett hospital last week
Sheryl Rothchild, 3, of Atkin
son recently was released from
the Bassett hospital.
Others who have suffered mild
attacks of polio in recent weeks
include; Sarah Corkle, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Cor
kle of O’Neill; Delores Spittler of
Ewing; Mrs. Bennett Sanders
of O’Neill, who was hospitalized
several weeks ago at Lynch.
Most of these cases are being
treated through funds provided
bv the National Foundation for
Medical expenses for treatment
for seven out of nine recent and
current Holt polio cases are be
ing paid for by the Holt chapter
of the National Foundation. The
Chapter’s funds are derived from
the annual march of dimes cam
Cards Open Season
The St. Mary’s academy Card
inals Tuesday evening opened
their 1952 grid season under the
lights at Spencer. Both schools
play six-man football.
Coach Joe George’s starting
lineup included Duane Weier,
left end; Mike London, center;
Jerry Wanser, right end; Bobby
Fritton, quarterback; George
Tomlinson, fullback; Wayne Don
ohoe, tailback. Professor George
expected to use Dick Graham in
the backfield and Gene Sullivan.
Ray Donohoe and Bill McElvain
in line positions.
Early with Magazine
This 30-page issue of The
Frontier, featuring the St. An
thony’s hospital magazine sup
plement, went to press 24 hours
ahead of schedule in order to
have the magazine in circula
tion simultaneous with the hos
pital dedication. Although this
issue carries the Thursday, Sep
tember 25, dateline, it actually
was printed and entered the
mail late Tuesday.
There are 35 pictures and
many interesting and informa
ative stories to be found in the
magazine section, which is de
voted exclusively to O’Neill’s
new hospital. Weeks of Work
and research went into the
The magazine goes to all reg
ular subscribers to The Fron
tier. Extra copies are avail
able at The Frontier circula
tion counter for 25 cents, pre
paid to any address in the U.S.
The “Voice of The Frontier”
special events unit was to go on
the air at 1:45 p.m., Wednesday
from the St. Anthony’s hospital
to bring to radio listeners an
on-the-scene report of the dedi
cation rites and a word-picture
description of the new hospital.
George Hammond, the regular
“Voice” announcer, assisted by
Evans Meier, WJAG program
director, and William J. Froe
lich, jr., who edited The Fron
tier’s St. Anthony’s hospital
magazine supplement, were to
be at the microphones.
Sponsors for the broadcast
were to be Lohaus Motor Co.,
Jacobson’s, Meadow Gold, Cen
tral Finance Corp, and O’Neill
Production Credit association.
A fire of undetermined origin
that broke out about midnight
last Thursday evening virtually
destroyed a porch and the kitch
en at the Orton Young farm home
in the Opportunity locality.
A dog tugging on a blanket of
their bed alerted the Youngs. Mr.
Young was partially overcome by
smoke and exhaustion and later
was taken to the Lynch hospital
A general alarm on the party
phone line brought out neigh
bors to fight the blaze with a
bucket brigade. The flames
were confined to the porch and
kitchen but the rest of the housei
was damaged by smoke. Loss
was fixed at about nine hundred
dollars* Mrs. Young said.
An appeal for help was sent
to O’Neill but help didn’t come.
Later, about 1 a.m.,a call was
sent to Lynch and the Lynch
firemen responded. The blaze
was battled until 4 a.m.
Insulation and stucco were
credited with slowing the spread
of flames and helping save the
remainder of the house.
The Presbyterian churches of
Niobrara, Verdel and Dorsey will
celebrate the installation of Rev.
Joseph L. Walstad as their pastor
on Sunday, September 28. A
covered dish picnic supper will
be held at the mess hall at the
Niobrara state park at 6 p.m.
Members and friends of these
churches are urged to bring their
picnic supper and get better ac
quainted with each other and
their new pastor. After the sup
per, the installation service will
be held in the Niobrara church
at 8 p.m.
Rev. Ronald Buskirk of Wake
field will preside and ask the
constitutional questions. Rev. A.
P. Kidwell of Pender will give
the charge to the pastor. Rev.
Ralph Chamberlain, Sunday
school missionary for the synod of
Nebrasa, will give the charge to
the congregation. The sermon
will be given by Rev. Harold
Wilson, general missionary for the
Earlier this summer, an organi
zation of a council' from the^b
three churches was formed. It is
known as the Ni-Ve-Do larger
Nissen Brothers in
Annual Reunion —
PAGE—The five Nissen broth
ers’ reunion was held at the An -
ton Nissen home Sunday with a
no-host diner at noon and a
lunch late in the afternoon be
fore they departed for their
Ed Nissen of Randolph, Emil
Nissen of Plainview, and Anton
and P. E. Nissen of Page, were
present, but William Nissen of
Plaiview was unable to attend.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Fremeyer
were afternoon visitors.
City Marks Formal
Dedication of 37 —
Bed St. Anthony’s
O’Neill’s new 37-bed, half-mil
lion-dollar health center—St. An
thony’s hospital—was to be dedi
cated. Wednesday, September 25.
And the first patients will be ad
mitted on Friday, September 27.
Dedication and formal open
ing day mark the culmination
of six years of communitywide
Archbishop Gerald T. Bergan
of Omaha was scheduled to per
form the dedicatory rites at 1:30
p.m. Wednesday. A dedication
program on a specially-erected
platform, immediately in front
and east of the hospital’s main
entrance, was scheduled to start
&t 2 p.m. Julius D. Cronin, O’Neill
attorney, was to be master-of
ceremonies, introducing Rev. J.
La Verne Jay of O’Neill, Metho
dist district superintendent;
Judge D. R. Mounts of the Fif
teenth judical district; Mayor J.
E. Davis of O’Neill; Archbishop
Bergan; Verne A. Pangbom, di
rector of the division of hospitals,
Nebraska department of health;
a mass cnorug and band, com
posed of musicians from O’Neill
high school and St. Mary’s acad
emy, under the direction of James
G. Bastian and Sister M. Flores,
respectively, were to sing ,,God
of Our Fathers’’ and “America,
the Beautiful.” They were also to
lead the audience in singing the
“Star Spangled Banner” to open
Following the program, the
Sisters of Sf. Francis were to
ho.d open-house with conducted
lours through the impressive
Throughout Tuesday and early
Wednesday floral offerings were
being received from well-wish
ers from throughout the land.
A dedicatory $2.50 banquet was
to be held at noon on Wednesday
at the American Legion audi
of Bible Ready
The National Council of tha
Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.,
will make public on Sunday, Sept.
28, a completely new trans
lation of the entire Bible. It will
be known as the revised standard,
version. It is based on the most
authoritative manuscripts and the
revising of the English words,
phrases and sentences which are
used to express the meaning of
the original Hebrew and Greek,
has resulted in a simpler, more
understandable version in the
living language, it is explained by
Fred Waring of radio fame
says of the new translation:
‘‘Words from the ‘old’ Bible have
inspired and been set to same
of the most beautiful music in
the world—‘The Lord’s Prayer,’
The Beatitudes,’ ‘The Seven Last
Words of Christ.’ For this rea
son I shall always look up to
the old version. However, I
know that people neglect to read
the Bible today because of its
very difficult language and sen
tence structure. Even as I feel
that songs should be sung m a
language understandable to the
people, I feel that this greatest
of all stories should be told so
that it will not be a ‘chore’ to
read. This new version does just
An O’Neill pastor, Rev. Sam
uel Lee, said this week the new
version will be used and read in
the service of worship at First
Presbyterian church this Sunday.
1,000 Witness Saddle
Club Roundup —
An estimated crowd of more
than one thousand persons Sun
day witnessed a saddle club
roundup in which more than tw©
hundred horses and both men
and women riders participated.
The event was sponsored by the
O'Neill Saddle chib. Visiting
clubs participating were the Cir
cle S club of Stuart, Box B club
of Butte, Antelope Country club
of Neligh, Niobrara river patrol
and Sandhill Billies chib.
The grand parade which orig
inated at the O’Neill livestock
market and moved to Carney
park via Tenth, Douglas and
Fourth streets impressed a large
EWING—Word has been re
ceived that Mr. and Mrs. Clyde
Allen and family of Plain view
have purchased the Gamble store
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