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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 25, 1952)
Prairieland Talk . . .
Cattle Industry Going Aristocratic
By ROMAINE SAUNDERS
LINCOLN — Out there where Sam Dietrich
put in an irrigation ditch, impounded Elkhom
and Dry creek waters in a gleaming crystal lake,
where O’Neill bloods and bloodless bathed or
floated about in sailboats, where still earlier
stood sodhouses that comprised what was known
as “the Bohemian settlement,”
where still earlier Sam Thomp
son and Nettie Mitchel raced
their ponies after the antelope
that were inclined to get ac
quainted with the cattle the kids
were herding and Joe McEvony
found plenty of room to let the
broncs buck, there now adorns
a sizeable spot on lush prairie
land the gleaming white build
ings of the C — M Hereford
ranch. Guess they spell out the
bar but for branding and in Romaine
honor of ranch traditions it maunders
would look as written here.
Bams, dwellings and the numerous buildings
give this headquarters of the aristocrats of the
whitefaces the appearance of a village set off
from the highway in a setting of green - robed
flat land. I went out there recently with Editor
Cal Stewart whose mission was to take snap
shots of some of the prize packages exhibited at
Herdsman Art Engel gave us the run of the
barns, sale pavilion and extensive grounds and
also held the halter while Cal snapped a picture
of some of the more-or-less cooperative bulls..
Newspaper guys are after anything that makes
reader interest but about all they know about the
quality of beef is what they get at the dinner ta
ble. Probably Editor Stewart will have some pic
tures of these aristocrats as well as some others
from fancy cattle breeders throughout the county
to show to his readers. More and more the cattle
industry is going to purebred strains and the
C — M is in a position to contribute some of the
best to the Hereford industry. But the best of
bulls eventually hang on pegs in rings of baloney.
• • •
Wars and rumors of wars tell the story of
the ages. Assyria, Greece, Rome, Carthage rose
over the bloodstained earth of fallen tribes of
men. Each in turn yielded to the flashing sword
of a greater. Wars and rumors of wars are still
our heritage. Must mankind forever fly at their
fellows with bayonets and bombs? War cuts down
youth in youth’s priceless vigor, manhood in its
strength, brings heartache to fathers and moth
ers, robs little ones of home and parental love;
it makes wives widows and children fatherless;
it destroys cities and turns fruitful fields to des
olation and waste. Fire and famine and desolation
are the fruits of war with thousands lying dead
while kingdoms perish and fall — and all for
nothing at all, nothing but to satiate the blood
carrying on the affairs of community life dwell'
lust of warlords who sound the drumbeat to bat
tle but never face the guns themselves. Neighbors
together in unity though of divergent political
and religious faiths, an example of what might
be among nations if ambitious men with their
warlords were dumped into the depth of the sea.
* t i
Two from Lincoln and one from Omaha will J
represent Nebraska at least those two spots of
Nebraska, at a gathering to meet this weekend
at Stillwater, Minn., in behalf of a better educa
tional setup for Young America. What the group
regards as necessary for better education is not
disclosed with the announcement of the gather
ing. Doubtless we need better education, but
whether this can be brought about in the pros
pective or retrospective opinions might differ.
Abe Lincoln got it lying on the floor of a log
cabin in the flickering light cast by a burning log
in the fireplace. Of course, there are not many
Abe Lincolns being produced by educational
methods of our day and maybe adherents to the
retrospective idea in education have something
worth looking at.
•> This morning he was at the mike early ex
pounding his statesmanship in the Yankee’s le
gitimate bid for votes. He proposes to put us all
on the gravy train and in Fifth avenue mansions.
Nobody, said he, can live on an income of 75
cents an hour daily pay.
Seventy-five an hour, $7.50 a day — what a
bonanza that would have been when I “kicked”
the Geo. P. Gordon jobber 10 or 12 hours a
day at five a week, or the days riding the cow
trails with Hay McClure at 50 cents a day and
we didn’t always get the fifty!
Bui don't think those days of small pay
were starvation days. Everybody had a "full
dinner pail” and time for lots of fun as well as
spiritual and cultural growth.
“For what shall it profit a man, if he, shall
gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” In
our scramble for more and better pay for less
and less productive effort, haven’t we lost some
thing fine? Everywhere there is unrest, on the
go chasing after some will-o’-the-wisp. After the
politician this morning had his say at the mike,
a city bank took over to invite you to come
around and let them finance the purchase of a
new car for you. New cars, new modernistic
homes, new furnishings, new duds all on time, so
the debts pile up. Pay day, inexorable, unavoid
able, lies ahead. What then? Why worry, many
say, we’ll have fun while it lasts. The $2 an hour
workman today has wrinkles in his brow from
figuring how to make the family budget reach till
the next pay day, while the $2 a day worker of
a vanishing generation owned his own unencum
bered home, a horse and buggy, and kept the
wife and kids in comfort, if he was one of many
citizens who rated as thrifty patriots.
• • •
Holt is one of the four largest counties in
Nebraska with 1,546,000 acres. Cherry is the
largest with 3,864,000. Custer county has 1,*
635,000 acres and Lincoln county, 1,633,000
• • •
Some 50 years ago a portly and good natured
Irishman, M. M. Sullivan, was in the mercantile
business on Douglas street about the middle of
the block between Fourth and Third streets on
the north side of the street. One day Mr. Sullivan
received a letter from a patriot up in Alaska
which read: “To pay for a pair of suspenders I
bought in your store a little more than 10 years
ago. I did not pay for them when I got them and
now want to make it right The price was 35
cents but I will send you 50.” Bnclosed with the
brief letter were postage stamps in the amount
of 50 cents.
* * *
We learn through the medium of a note
from Montana Jack Sullivan to The Frontier
editor that Jack is still interested in fishing
and hunting. Fellows who retain their interest
in life's activities enjoy long life without grow
ing old. Enjoyed a visit with Walter O'Malley
during a recent sojourn in O'Neill. We each had
a visit with Jack in spirit though separated in
person by several hundred miles. One of life's
worthwhile contacts is sharing mutually with
a friend memories of one at a distance.
* ♦ <
Through the medium of our state’s highest
court, it was left to a cowpuncher under a 10-gal
lon hat up by Atkinson and a clodhopper out
Redbird way to show some of the highbrows of
the state legislature where to head in when pro
viding for school tax levies in the future.
• * *
A statement by General Eisenhower: “I am
in this business running for office because I be
lieve America is in peril.” A statement by Gov
ernor Stevenson: “If elected president I will not
appoint an ambassador to the Vatican.”
• * •
Air travel has “highway” numbers similar to
ground travel but there is not the “bad road”
worry autoists complain about.
Result of a Way of Life
When you inspect O’Neill’s new hospital and
gape in stark amazement, you will be looking at
more than a building filled with nice furnishings
and medical equipment. You’ll be looking at an
electrocardiograph record of a heartbeat. Not a
mere physical heartbeat, that is, but the very
heartbeat of the great American way of life.
We are thinking of the way of life that per
mits free enterprise and allows man to meet with
compassion the physical needs of his fellow men;
the way of life that allows men to dream great
dreams, and, then, pick up a shovel and cause the
dreams to come true.
When you join with thousands of others in
touring O’Neill’s grand new health center, you
will definitely be looking at a representation of
medical and scientific progress. But, more than
that, you will be face-to-face with a glistening
concrete example of the advance of man in this
the last half of the Twentieth century. This is the
type of advancement that has prompted other
peoples of the complicated world to label Ameri
cans as “men of action.”
No use looking backward now to the "good
old days" or only to look ahead to "a brave new
world." To live in the past or to dream idly of
the future is to rob man's existence of its in
trinsic meaning and to strip man of his inner
dignity and personal value.
There is an old axiom that runs something
like this: “Let well enough alone.” There are a
great number of cities large and small through
out our land to which the axiom might be ap
O’Neill is not one of these.
There are other cities where grandiose plans
are created periodically but they never seem to
materialize. Some communities, like men, dream
idly of only the future and the status quo remains.
O’Neill, likewise, is not one of these.
When the torch of the hospital was lighted
in the fire of her citizens, O’Neill exposed her
chin to a mortal blow. The consequences of a
failure would not have been good. There was an
unimportant minority of Doubting Thomases.
They chided that O’Neill was building a “hotel”
—that it would never emerge as a wonderful,
Bui failure was a hostile thought—an un
thinkable one in a heroic, cosmopolitan circle
that recognized a distinct need and proceeded
to do something about it. Shirtsleeves wouldn't
be rolled down until O'Neill had a hospital.
In a 20-page magazine supplement we have
attempted to tell the story of O’Neill’s new hos
pital. We have tried to record on paper the drama
of an undertaking so big, so important and so
wonderful. But no journalistic effort extended
over a few days’ time and a mere 20 pages could
pebbly do justice to such a story.
Tt is treading on sensitive ground, perhaps,
to single out any individuals in fixing credit. But
we are impelled to mention the original hospital
committee general chairman, William J. Froelich,
and his tireless successor, James M. Corkle. We
must mention L. C. Walling, treasurer; James W.
Rooney, secretary; L. D. Putnam, the liaison
man; Dr. W. F. Finley, who early conceived such
a hospital and was generous with his gifts, mor
al support and good advice. There is an unending
list of others.
And so now it stands, O’Neill’s new hospital.
The courage, generosity and loyalty of many,
many people is engraved in its every brick. St.
Anthony’s hospital is testimony of belief in the
advance of man, an assertion of the entire com
munity. O’Neill’s new hospital is a reality.
The Political Foot in Mouth
Small things can often decide big issues. That
may be true of the election in November.
A few days ago Oscar Ewing, federal security
administrator, came out against General Eisen
hower. His was quite a vicious political on
This indicates the power and attitude of bur
eaucracy. The Ewing charges that the general
and his administration would have no heart for
older people might affect the votes of some who
wish more than they get. On the other hand, it
might well alarm a great many people who think
that federal officials ought to obey the law that
tells them to stay out of politics.
One of the great fears of more helpful gov
ernment has always been the creation of political
machine welded by the common cause of getting
more from Uncle Sam.
The indications are for a very tight election
where the foot in the mouth can have serious
Those University of Nebraska Comhuskers
are in the limelight again. Our guess: Quote. If
Bobby Reynolds can avoid the injury jinx they’ll
win six games. Unquote.
People who use the same surname should try
to give it good standing.
Editorial & Business Offices: 122 South Fourth St.
CARROLL W. STEWART, Editor and Publisher
Established in 1880—Published Each Thursday
Entered at the postoffice in O’Neill, Holt county,
Nebraska, as second-class mail matter under the
Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. This news
paper is a member of the Nebraska Press Associa
tion, National Editorial Association and the Audit
Bureau of Circulations.
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4 Holt Youth*
to ‘Alt’ Show
Holt county will be well rep
resented at Ak-Sar-Ben’s silver
jubilee livestock show and
world championship rodeo, to be
held from October 3 to 12 at
Harry B. Coffee, a governor of
Ak-Sar-Ben and chairman of
the civic organization’s stock
show committee, announced that
entries were received this week
from Holt county, through the
office of County Agent A. Neil
Dawes. This year’s exposition,
A.k-Sar-Ben’s 25th consecutive
livestock show, will feature one
of the greatest 4-H baby beef,
dairy and sheep shows in many
Youths from Holt county who
will exhibit prize stock at Ak
Sar-Ben include Lannv LaRue
of Ewing, Kathrvn Hoffman of
Ewing, Don Hoffman of Cham
bers and Donald Strong of
Mrs. G. D. Janzing
The Victory Homemakers club
met at the home of Mrs. G. D.
Janzing Wednesday, September
10, for a covered dish lunch fol
lowed by a meeting. The pro
gram was the revelation of mys
tery sisters for last year and
drawing of new ones, followed
by election of officers. The fol
lowing were elected: Mrs. G. D
Janzing, president; Miss Clara
Conway, vice - president; Mrs.
John Jensen, secretary; Mrs. Ray
Tunender, treasurer; Mrs. George
Pongratz, reading leader; Mrs.
A1 Havranek, song leader; Mrs.
James Conway, reporter.
The club met again at Mrs.
Janzing’s home Sunday, Septem
ber 13, for an evening of pro
gressive pitch. There were eight
The winners of the prizes
were John Jensen, high for men;
Miss Rose Heeb, high for wom
en; James Conway, low for men;
Mrs. Anna Ramold, low for
The evening was terminated
with a lunch of cake, sandwiches
and coffee. — By Mrs. James
Conway, news reporter.
REAL ESTATE TRANFSERS
WD—Charles E Stout to Fred
M Saunto & wf 9-18-52 $5000
North 26 ft of Lots 26-27 & 28
Blk 16- O’Neill
WD — Clara Rakowski to Es
ther & Sumner Downey 9-3-46
$1000- Lots 1-2-3 & 4 Blk 1
WD—James F O’Donnell to
Anthony J O’Donnell & wf 9-10
50 $1- 1/3 Int in NWtt 11-29-13
WD—Atkinson Memorial Hos
pital, Inc., to Franciscan Sisters
of Kanegunda 7-1-52 $1- Lots 5
6 & 16 AVW Add- Atkinson
WD — Lorena Duffy et al to
George M McCarthy & wf 6-11
52 $1- Lots 6-7-12 & 13 Blk 1
Mathew’s Add O’Neill
WD—W A Smith to T E New
house 8-20-52 $2000- Part of
SWy4 20- Twp 26- Range 12- 2
WD— Minnie Cronin to Anna
Holz & Chas Wright 12-17-49 $1
swy4-swy4SEy4 sec 11-25-9
Miss Mardi Birmingham,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. J.
Birmingham, has returned this
fall as a sophomore at Duchesne
college for women in Omaha.
Miss Joellvn Backhaus, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Backhaus,
has entered as a freshman to
start her nursing career.
State Capitol News . . .
General Ike in Major Speech at Omaha,
Then Whistlestops Out of State
LINCOLN—Politics took over
the headlines in Nebraska this
Candidates for state office were
able to claim some of the spot
light for themselves after being
muscled out last weekend by the
appearance in the state of nation
al figures from both parties.
Democrats were planning a
series of meetings across the state
to bolster the candidacy of the
state ticket headed by Walter R.
Raecke of Central City and the
republicans kicked off their bien
nial campaign caravan.
* * *
Last week’s big noise in Ne
braska was made by the throngs
cheering Dwight D. Eisenhower
who delivered a major 'farm
speech at Omaha, then whistle
stopped through Platsmouth, Ne
braska City, Auburn and Falls
City with rear-platform appear
Ike swiped at Secretary of Ag
riculture Charles Brannan by re
ferring to a congressional com
mittee report that $5 million in
commodity credit corporation
funds had disappeared
“The secretary said that $5 mil
lion was not very much to lose in 1
a $10 billion operation,” Eisen
hower noted. “He said it could
disappear through the cracks in
“Now my old Dutch ancestors
never had $5 million but five
cents could never have been lost
in our house having to answer for
it or go hunting for it on hands
* * a
The democrats, meanwhile,
were getting in their licks at Ike.
National Chairman Stephen Mit
chell told 1,110 party wheelhorses
at a banquet in Omaha:
“Generals have little time to
worry about domestic political
and economic crises. They have
reason to be concerned over tha
midwest grain yield, a rise in liv
ing costs, collective bargaining,
or parity prices for the farmer.”
The American people, Mitchell
said, will not like “this almost
habitual application of military
methods to civil and political af
fairs.” He said Eisenhower’s
thinking “comes straight from
the War college.”
At the same banquet, Bernard
J. Boyle of Omaha, the new demo
national committeeman, promised
a dean, but “fighting” campaign.
“I hope our opponents will be
able to say we’ve conducted our
selves as honorable opponents.”
* * *
The republican caravan was
rolling across the Nebraska mid
lands this week. Crowds, as
usual, were something less than
throngs. Often only a handful
turned out to hear the office-seek
ers peddle their political wares.
State GOP Chairman Dave
Martin refuses to be dismayed by
small turnouts. He explains that
the newspaper phblicity attend
ant on the caravan, along with
the idea that “Well, we brought
the candidate to see you; if you
didn’t see him, that’s your fault,”
makes the trip worthwhile.
This is the schedule for the re
mainder of this week:
Wednesday: Grand Island, Ra
venna, Kearney, Lexington, Co
zad and Gothenburg.
Thursday: North Platte, Staple
ton, Arnold, Broken Bow, Loup
City, St. Paul, Greeley
Friday: Ord, Burwell, Bartlett,
O’Neill, Atkinson, Bassett.
Saturday: Ainsworth, Valentine,
Cody, Merriman, Gordon, Rush
ville, Hay Springs.
* * *
Every two years, just about
as regularly as there is an elec
tion, Nebraska republicans an
nounce a convert from democ
racy. Last time it was Terrible
Terry Carpenter, the Scottsbluff
• This year it’s Emil Placek, a
Wahoo banker and lifelong
democrat. But he’s a convert
“During this campaign,” he
said, “my slogan will be ‘Get
rid of the democrats in Wash
ington. They’ve been there too
long. And get rid of the repub
licans in Lincoln. They’ve been
there too long’.”
* * *
Sen. Robert A. Taft, the smil
ing winner in Nebraska’s pre
ferential presidential primary last
April and the glum loser for the
GOP presidential nomination in
Chicago last July, returns to the
Cornhusker state October 16 for
a speech on behalf of the man
who took the nomination away
from him, Gen. Dwight D.
Nebraska GOP officials are
particularly pleased that Taft
will come to Nebraska because
they hope he will sweep away
the last vestiges of the feet
dragging which has slowed down
the Republican campaign some
what in Nebraska.
Scouts Meet in
EWUNG—Boy Scout troop 181,
held its first meeting at the new
scout headquarters located in the
east wing of the city hall on
Thursday evening. Twelve scouts
were present, also one guest,
Jim Good, a former member of
the troop several years ago, and
committeeman, Gail Boies
The meeting was called to or
der by the assistant scoutmaster,
H. R. Harris After the routine
business of the evening was com
pleted, plans were discussed on
providing equipment for the new
headquarters. Rally day at O’
Neill was also discussed and
plans made to attend in a body.
On adjournment, the boys were
given a treat of popcorn and pop
after which each pronounced it
an enjoyable eveing.
Margaret Reimer, daughter of
Judge and Mrs. Louis Reimer
of O’Neill, is being transferred
from Kansas City, Mo., to Los
Angeles, Calif., by a farm agency
for whom she has worked for a
number of years.
Gene O'Neill to Head
Tile Evergreen 4-H club met
Tuesday, September 16.'•The
meeting was conducted by Cor
inne Doty, vice-president for
tne past year. Election of offi
cers for tne following year was
neld. Elected are: Gene O’Neill,
president; Darleen Johnson,
vice-president; Dean Johnson,
secretary; Helen Rakes, reporter;
Corinne Doty and Peggy Rakes, c
roll committee, and Mrs. O’Neill,
Projects chosen were first year
sewing and first year cooking.
Meetings will be held the first
Monday of every month at 1:00
p. m. Gene O’Neill was absent.
Roll call for next month will be
the 4-H pledge.
Helen Rakes, reporter
The Frontier want advs. assure
you of quick, economical results
on anything you wish to buy,
sell or trade.
(First pub. September 11, 1952)
John R. Gallagher, attorney
IN THE COUNTY COURT OF
HOLT COUNTY, NEBRASKA
IN THE MATTER OF THE
ADOPTION OF FLOYD
CHARLES GREEN, A MINOR
THE STATE OF NEBRASKA,
TO ALL CONCERNED:
Take notice that William J.
Boies has filed his petition and
consent to adoption, for the
adoption of Floyd Charles Green,
a male minor child, with bestow
al of property rights and change
of name, which has been set for !
hearing before this court on the
25th day of October, A.D., 1952
at 10:00 A.M., when you may
appear, object to, and contest the
Dated this 9th day of Septem
ber, AD., 1952.
LOUIS W. REIMER
(COUNTY COURT SEAL)
(First pub. Sept. 11, 1952)
William W. Griffin, attorney
IN THE COUNTY COURT OF
HOLT COUNTY, NEBRASKA.
IN THE MATTER OF THE
MINNIE H. BETTEN,
STATE OF NEBRASKA To
All persons interested in said es
tate, take notice that a petition
has been filed for probate oi the
Last Will and Testament and the
Codicil thereto of Minnie H. Bet
ter}, Deceased, with authenticat
ed copy and record of proceed
ings thereon by the County
Court of Milwaukee County,
State of Wisconsin, and for the
appointment of William W. Grif
fin as Administrator with the
Will annexed thereof, which has
been set for hearing herein on
the 2nd day of October, 1952, at
ten o’clock A.M.
Dated September 5th, 1952.
LOUIS W. REIMER
(COUNTY COURT SEAL) I9-21c
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533-ACRE FARM 8c PERSONAL PROPERTY
I have decided to reduce my farming operations to a smaller
unit and will sell the following described real and personal
property at public auction at my place located 2 miles east
of Bristow, Nebr., on highway 12 on—
FRIDAY, OCT. 3
Sale starts promptly at 12 noon. Lunch served on grounds
LEGAL DESCRIPTION:—Lots 3 8c 11 in Section 18 and Lots I
1 8c 2, and E%NWV« Section 19. GWttSEVi Section 19. NE1-4.
SE»/4NWl/4. NE*/4SEl-4 Section 30. SW 1-4 NW1-4 Section
29 all in Twp. 30 Range 10. Boyd County. Nebraska.
This is a good productive combination farm for livestock
raising and farming, located on Highway 12, two miles East
of Bristow, 12th grade high school, Lutheran and Methodist
churches. It consists of 100 acres of farm ground which in
cludes, 30 acres of alfalfa hog tight with running water, and
14 acres of a very good stand of new alfalfa; also 120 acres
of prairie hay land, and the balance good pasture with plenty
of running water through the pasture, as well as, 2 dams and
2 wells on the farm. This farm is all fenced and cross fenced.
me Duiidings are ample with an 8 room house wired for
REA and staked out for installation soon. Now has complete
electric installation with wind charger, automatic 8-plate bat
teries and engine that goes with the place. The other build
ings consist of 30x38 bam, 22x40 hog house, cattle shed, com
crib and granary, garage and tool house, together with other
small buildings. This place should be an attractive one for
someone desiring a 75 cow unit. If it should be desired can
be sold in two units or combined to suit the buyer. Time can
be arranged on part of the purchase price. Opening bids will
be taken at 1:30 P. M. Owner intends to sell. Right is reserved
to reject any or all bids.
92 HEAD OF CATTLE 95 HEAD OF HOGS
8 HEAD OF HORSES FARM MACHINERY
40 Acres of Com in the field; 3 Stacks of Alfalfa
5 Stacks of Prairie Hay 130 Leg-Hamp Hens 30 Ducks
Household Goods and other items too numerous to mention
TERMS CASH: No property removed until settled for
HAROLD SffllKLE, Owner
Lester Pearson. Auctioneer Nebraska State Bank, Clerk
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