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INorth-Central Nebraska’s BIG Newspaper
Volume 72.—Number 22. O’Neill,'Nebr., Thursday, October 2, 1952. Seven Cents
Three big tents . . . steady flow of "customers."
5,000 Servings in City’s
First Pancake Festival
Closson Wins Trip
to Kansas City
Will Be Guest at FFA
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Convention
Russell* Closson, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Anson Closson, has
been selected as one of the Bur
lington award winners in Ne
braska. This award is based on
the achievements made in Future
Farmers of America projects and
other FFA activities. Each year
that railroad makes these awards
to outstanding FFA boys in the
territory served to encourage
Future Farmer work.
The Burlington will be host at
the national Future Farmers of
America convention in Kansas
City, Mo., on October 14 at a
breakfast given in honor of all
Burlington award winners.
Russell was selected as a
winner because of his out
standing leadership abilities
and his farming program de
velopment. He has completed
four years of vocational agri
culture while attending the
O'Neill public school.
Through his vocational agri
culture and Future Farmer work
he has built up a herd of 10 beef
cows, four sows and litters, 300
chickens, and was farming ap
proximately 40 acres of corn and
oats. Russell* served as vice-pres
ident of the O’Neill chapter of
the FFA for two years and was
recently elected as district IV
chairman of the Nebraska asso
ciation.. He was promoted to the
state farmer degree in April.
The Nebraska official delega
tion will leave Lincoln by train
on Monday, October 13, and will
return on Friday, October 17.
Russell graduated from the
O’Neill public school in May. He
is now attending the Nebraska
university college of agriculture.
3 Sales on Frontier’s
Auction Calendar
Three public auctions are list
ed on The Frontier’s sale calen
dar involving livestock, farm
machinery and household goods.
They are:
Friday, October 10: Elmer
Coolidge and the estate of the late
Harry Coolidge, Amelia; 116
head of cattle, farm machinery,
etc.; Col. Ed Thorin of O’Neill,
auctioneer; Chambers State bank,
clerk. (See advertisement on
page 6.)
Friday, October 17: Joe J. Jeli
nek & Sons registered Hereford
production sale, Creighton live
stock sales pavilion.
Friday, October 17: William
and George Fink, one-half mile
south and 3% miles west of Page;
55 head of cattle, complete line
of machinery and furniture; Col.
Ed Thorin of O'Neill and Col.
Buv Wanser of Page, auctioneers;
Farmers State bank, Ewing,
clerk.
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Dakota Kidnapper
Faces Charges
Sherwood Franklin Strauser,
38, kidnapper of a 13-year-old
Hot Springs, S.D., girl, is facing
first-degree kidnapping charges
in Custer county, South Dakota.
Strauser and his hostage, Ruby
Pond, spent September 11—af
ternoon and evening—in O’Neill
in a flight across several states.
Strauser two days later was ar
rested at Sidney and is now in
custody in Dakota. Maximum
penalty is life imprisonment.
Gradys Return
from Ozarks—
o
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Grady re
turned Monday from a week’s
vacation trip which took them
to the Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.
Their son, James, remained with
Mrs. Grady’s parents, the Prays,
at Ft. Dodge, la., while his par
ents were visiting in the South.
Polio Victim Is
Improving' —
STUART—Mr. and Mrs. Flor
ian Scholz went to Grand Island
Sunday, September 28, to see
Lois Givens, who is a polio pa
tient in a hospital there. Lois is
"improving.”
Cubs to Organize —
The organizational meeting of
the cub scouts will be held to
day (Thursday) at the court
house annex at 7:30 p.m. All cub
scouts who plan to join the club
must bring one parent with them
of they will not be admitted, a
spokesman explained.
Try FRONTIER want ad vs!
Five thousand servings of pan
cakes were consumed between
1:30 and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in
connection with O’Neill’s pan
cake day celebration.
Serving was carried out under
three big tents on North Fourth
streets.
Other statistics:
Six hundred pounds of sausage
were used; 120 gallons of Mead
ow Gold milk and cream went
into the batter and coffee; 500
pounds of Pillsbury pancake
flour found its way onto the hot
griddles; 480 bottles of Vermont
Maid syrup were consumed; 250
gallons of Nash coffee was serv
ed. The sausage was readied by
the M&M staff.
In addition, 960 prizes consist
ing of 114-pound Pillsbury pan
cake flour packages were dis
tributed by O’Neill business
firms. The affair was sponsored
by the Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber officers and
members of the retail trade com
m i 11 e e Wednesday issued a
statement: “We want to thank
the business and professional
men of O’Neill for their gener
ous help and cooperation in help
ing to make pancake day a big
success.”
A long queue of people could
be found at the serving tents
throughout the day and the grid
dles and staff were taxed to ca
pacity throughout the day.
Miss Sadie Derickson, 65, of
O’Neill won the pancake eating
contest for the women, devour
ing nine in five minutes. Honors
in the men’s division went to
Chester Hicks, a high school
senior, who downed 14 in five
minutes.
Vic Halva was revealed as the
entertainer who formerly was
employed by “Buffalo Bill” and
Henry (“Hank”) Tomlinson en
tertained as master - of - cere
monies.
Chester R. Bowden
Expires at Yuma
Chester R. Bowden, 67, died
Thursday, September 18, in a
hospital at Yuma, Colo.
He was born on a farm north
of O’Neill on August 5, 1885, was
reared near here, and on Novem
ber 25, 1966 he married Effie
Spelts.
After residing north of O’Neill
several years they moved to
Yuma.
Survivors include: Widow; son
—Walter; daughter — Lovena;
mother — Mrs. Della Bowden;
brothers—Clyde of O’Neill, Har
old of Chico, Calif., and Elvin of
Elko, Nev.; sisters—Mrs. Andrew
j Wettlaufer of O’Neill and Mrs.
Await Spangler of Star.
Among those from here at
tending the funeral at Yuma
were: “Grandma” Bowden and
Clyde, Mrs. Audrey Bowden,
Gene Closson, Mr. and Mrs. Andy
Wettlaufer, Mrs. Harold Strong,
all of O’Neill; Mrs. Joe Madura
of Dorsey, Mr. and Mrs. Await
Spangler and Delmer and Mr. and
Mrs. Marvin Johnson of Star.
New Well Gets Okay
Now in Production
O’Neill’s latest municipal water
well was tied into the water sys
tem at 4:30 p.m., last Thursday,
giving a normal 300-to 400-gal
lons-per-minute boost to the
water pumping facilities.
City Supt. L. C. Anderson said
a purity test submitted to the
state of Nebraska health labora
tories certified the water as “ex
cellent” for human consumption.
A frame building has been
erected at the reservoir (stand- I
pipe) site to house all pump con- I
trols and automatically operate
the system.
Firemen Respond
to Two Calls—
O’Neill firemen this week re
sponded to two calls—one rural
and one city alarm. At 8 o’clock
Monday morning they were sum
moned to a combine-tractor blaze
north of O’Neill. The rig, totally I
destroyed, was owned by Dewey j
Marks of Kansas City, Mo. An
overheated water heater at the
Mrs. Charles Karel residence in
north O’Neill accounted for a 7
p.m. Tuesday alarm. There was
no damage.
NEW STREET ARCS
BUTTE—Butte, the capital of
Boyd county, soon will join with
a number of other north Nebras
ka cities and towns with a mod
em new street-lighting system.
The old street lights now are be
ing removed and the work is be
ing pushed rapidly.
Tuesday guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Roy Lanman were Mr. and
Mrs. George Mellor and family
of Atkinson.
Hearings on
Basin Plan
Grow Near
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Niobrara Project Will
Cost $214,875,000;
Holt Is Represented
Highlights of a $214,875,000
plan for developing the Niobrara
river basin were unveiled Tues
day at Ainsworth.
They were contained in a re
port to the annual meeting of
the Niobrara River Basin Devel
opment association.
Holt county’s officials of the
association were on hand: James
W. Rooney of O’Neill, delegate
at-large; Lyle P. Dierks of Ew
ing, John F. Dick of O’Neill, and
Walter Reis of Atkinson, all di
rectors.
Some phases of the plan to
bring irrigation to the valley
brought protests, mostly from
ranchers who want to make cer
tain that water levels will be
maintained in their hay mead
ows.
The principal objections raised
to the proposed plan came from
Cherry county ranchers. They
were concerned over a 52-mile
canal from the proposed Merritt
dam on the Snake river to the
edge of the Ainsworth area.
The ranchers wanted to be
certain there was neither seep
age from the canal nor exces
sive drainage.
They were told that it is plan
ned to line the canal for 21*4
miles where there is the most
danger of seepage.
The meeting Tuesday heard a
report of part of the features of
the six-year study just complet
ed by the bureau of reclamation.
The full report has not yet been
released and still is preliminary.
But some of the essentials were
described by Clyde E. Burdick,
area engineer for the bureau of
reclamation at Ainsworth.
A copy of the report will be
submitted to Gov. Val Peterson
for review. He is expected to call
for public hearings.
Recommended for early devel
opment, according to the study,
are two projects:
1. A pumping plant south
of Gordon, to serve 3,150 acres
of land on the Lavaca flats.
2. A dam on the Snake riv
er southwest of Valentine
which would provide water for
irrigation of 44 thousand acres.
Here are some of the other fea
tures as reviewed by Mr. Bur
dick:
A dam on the Niobrara south |
of Hay Springs to provide irri
gation for some additional land
in connection with the Mirage
Flats project.
A main stem dam south of
Eli (in northern Cherry county,
west of Valentine) which
would develop power and
store water for irrigation.
Dams at Kilgore, Crookston,
Valentine and Sparks which
would be primarily for hydro
electric power.
A dam at Meadville for both
irrigation and power, with water
from this dam supplying the
O’Neill irrigation unit.
A dam on Ponca creek neai
Anoka which would store flood
waters to be used later for irri
gation.
Mr. Dierks commented in O’
Neill after the meeting and said
the basin development is “pro
gressing all along the way.” He
said the officers hope that hear
ings can be set up yet this year
probably at O’Neill, Ainsworth
and Gordon.
Vern P. Lindholm, former sec
retary of the Ainsworth Cham
ber of Commerce and veteran
secretary of the basin association,
was elevated to the presidency,
succeeding E. A. House of Ains
worth, who was made a director.
Mr. House has been in delicate
health the past year.
O'Neill Minister, Family
Back from Coast—
Rev. M. H. Grosenbach, Mrs.
Grosenbach and family returned
late Friday frOm a three weeks
trip to the West coast. They ac
companied Rev. and Mrs. Ferdi- j
nand Witthuhn to Long Beach,
Calif. The Witthuhns soon will
be leaving for missionary work
in Haiti.
At Nampa, Ida., the Grosen
bachs visited Reverend Grosen
bcch’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. D.
C. Grosenhach.
The O’Neill minister’s Wesley
an Methodist church pulpit was
filled by Rev. A. W. Martz of
Long Pine, Rev. W. B. Lamb of
O’Neill, and several of the ladies
of the missionary group.
Valentine Moves
Clocks Back —
Valentine, one of the few Ne
braska cities on daylight savings
time, Wednesday moved clocks
back one hour. Actually Valen
tine gets the daylight time effect
by changing time zones. When
daylight time prevails elsewhere
in the U.S., Valentine is on cen
tral time. While standard time
prevails elsewhere, Valentine is
on mountain time. The city is
near the time zone border.
John Dalton, 60,
Dies Suddenly
Burial Wednesday for
O’Neill Man
Funeral services were con
ducted at 10 a.m., Wednesday,
October 1, for John Dalton, 60,
an O^Neill men who died sud
denly at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, Sep
tember 28, at his home north of
O’Neill. The rites were held at
Biglin Brothers funeral chapel
with Very Rev. Timothy O’Sul
livan, pastor of St. Patrick’s Cath
olic church, officiating. Burial
was in Calvary cemetery.
The pallbearers were Donald
McKamy, Melvin M'arcellus,
Floyd Luber, Fred Lindberg,
James Kelly and Ralph N. Leidy.
The late Mr. Dalton was born
January 19, 1892, at Helena,
Mont., a son of Thomas J. and
Hannah Tierney Dalton.
He was married to Myrtle
Howell at Spearfish, S.D., on
December 1, 1919.
The late Mr. Dalton farmed in
Antelope county, north of Neligh,
for a number of years, coming to
Holt county in 1926. He resided
for a time southwest of Ewing.
Later the family moved onto a
farm north of O’Neill, purchasing
the former Hicks estate.
Survivors include: Widow—
Myrtle; daughters—Mrs. Gerald
(Darlene) Hansen and Mrs. Wil
liam (Dorothy) White, both of
O’Neill; and Mrs. Della Hemel
strand of Denver, Colo.; son—
Earl of O’Neill; mother—Mrs.
Hannah Dalton of O’Neill; step
son—George Hallock of Rapid
City, S. D.; brothers — Frank,
and Daniel Dalton, both of O’
Neill; Thomas of Omaha; sister—
Mrs. Ralph Davis of O’Neill.
Residential Building
Site Being Readied
l A sauare blotk in West O’
Neill, situated immediately west
of Ford’s park and bordered on
the west by U.S. highways 20
and 281, is being readied on pa
per for residential building sites,
it was announced Wednesday by
Bill Bowker, an O’Neill realtor.
The property, known as the
Beha block, has been divided into
13 lots, six of which will face
west.
Nearby Ford’s park is five
blocks from the schools and post
office, Mr. Bowker explained.
(See advertisement on page 4.)
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Gehring
returned Sunday from a week’s
vacation. They visited in Denver
and other points in Colorado and
western Nebraska and toured the
Black Hills region in South Da
kota.
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D. D. Cotton, 62,
Burial at Atkinson
ATKINSON— DeWitt Dexter
Cotton, 62, a World War I vet
eran who died from a heart ail
ment Sunday, September 21, in
Atkinson Memorial hospital, was
buried Wednesday, September
24. Rites for the lifetime farm
resident were conducted from the
Methodist church at 2 p.m., with
Frank Murry, lay pastor, officiat
ing.
Farley-Tushla post of the Am
erican Legion provided military
rites.
The late Mr. Cotton was born
near Stuart on February 12, 1890.
He spent all of his life in the
same home except for the time
he served with the army during
World War I, including many
months in Europe.
Survivors include: Widow—the
former Audrey Amerine of Stu
art; nieces—Mrs. Lewis Havran
ek of Atkinson and Mrs. James
Dvorak pf Oakland, Calif., who
h*d mode then -with the
Cottons; brother—John of Long
Beach, Calif.; sisters—Mrs. Earl
Halligan of Ft. Morgan, Colo.,
Mrs. Ross Grenier of Denver,
Cola, Mrs. Robert Shields of
Omaha, Mrs. Harland Whitwell
of Hibbing, Minn., and Mrs.
James Miller of Katrine, Ont.,
Canada.
5 Holt Men Among
Air Force Enlistees
The army-air force recruiting
station at O’Neill has announced
the following recent voluntary
enlistments:
For the regular army: Gordon
F. Oakes of Ainsworth, Myron
W. Koenig of Center, Richard H.
L. Schulz of Tilden and Verne T.
Kenan of Wood Lake. These
men have gone to Camp Crow
der, Mo., for processing and
training.
For the air force: Ernest L.
fMIcBride of Ainsworth. Kenneth
L. Cornell of Springview, Jerry
R. Fox of O’Neill. James L. Dor
sey of Newport, Leo L. Kalkow
ski of Lynch, Clark H. Koppel
mann of Bloomfield. John L. O’
Connell of Emmet, Dale D. Hur
tig of Orchard, Melvin J. Hamik
of Stuart, Ronald R. Lee of
Springview. Edward A. Pavel of
Ewing, Richard G. Hull of Lvnch,
Wilbur Elsasser of Lynch, Amos
L. Leder of Atkinson. Darold L.
Trease of Orchard and Robert E.
Wbitmer of Orchard.
Thf^e pir force ^n^tees have
gone to Parks air force base,
Pleasanton, Calif.
Hastings People Here —
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Brown of
Hastings are here visiting Mr.,
and Mrs. Bob Kurtz.
Hog Embargo Off;
21-Day Quarantine
Stockers, Feeders Sell
Here Today
The state agricultural depart
ment Monday lifted the ban on
swine shows and hog auctions
effective October 1.
Monday’s action elminiated the
last of the restrictions imposed
July 29 to stamp out vesicular
exanthema.
The hog disease made its first
Nebraska appearance during
June.
Slaughter of nearly 11,000
animals under quarantine was
completed last week. An indem
nity program was authorized by
the legislature.
Feeders and stocker hogs may
be sold through auction bams and
public markets, beginning Octo
ber 1, after inspection bv an au
thorized veterinarian. The hogs
must still be held in quarantine
by the purchaser for 21 days be
fore being allowed to run with
other hogs.
Hogs of all types will be sold
as usual today (Thursday) at the
O’Neill Livestock Market. Buy
ers, however, will be instructed
that purchased hogs will have to
be retained for 21 days and kept
segregated from other hogs.
Fat hogs have been marketed
at O’Neill straight through the
emergency but stockers and feed
ers were restricted from the sale
rings.
WEATHER SUMMARY
Week’s weather summary for
24-hour periods ending at 6 p.m.
daily follows:
Hi Lo Prec.
September 24 _77 41 .01
September 25 _83 44
September 26_84 40
September 27_94 49
September 28_82 55
September 29_83 44
September 30 _89 40
October 11 _67 47
Visit Dakota —
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Loy, Mr.
and Mrs. Bob Cook, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Grenier and Mr. and Mrs.
Preston Jones were Sunday vis
itors at Lake Andes and Picks
town, S.D.
Return from Oklahoma —
Mrs. Mildred Wyant returned
to O’Neill Wednesday after hav
ing spent the past ten days va
cationing in Oklahoma City,
Okla., Fredricks, Okla., and Fre
mont.
Mrs. Marie Salisbury drove to
Oakland Sunday. She was ac
companied by Miss Effie Stevens,
who remained there to visit a
week with her brother.
TUCK OVERTURNS ... A Lusk, Wyo., trucker
with a load of cattle enroute to Omaha failed
to negotiate a turn early Thursday morning at
the junction of U.S. highways 20 and 281, north
west of the city, and overturned. One cow was
killed, others fled and had to be rounded up. The
driver was unhurt.
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SI. Anthony's hospital dedication rile ■ . . Julius D. Cronin. master-of-ceremonies. i, pictured addressing a portion of the crowd’
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‘Firsts’ for New
Hospital Noted
St. Anthony’s hospital for
mally opened its doors Friday
morning to receive patients.
Promptly the honorary hon
ors for “firsts” were passed
out.
Roy Engene Grenier, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Vem Grenier of
O’Neill, arrived at 3:50 p.m.
Friday—the first infant born
in the new hospital. He weigh
ed 10 pounds 8 ounces.
Sharleen McClellan of O’
Neill was the first minor sur
gery patient, submitting to a
tonsilectomy on Friday.
John Arthur Smith, 13>. of
O’Neill was admitted late
Tuesday and submitted to an
appendectomy Wednesday
morning—the first major sur
gery case.
Even before the new hospi
tal was officially opened and
while open-house observance
was in progress, Mrs. Gladys
Cunningham of O’Neill was
received as an outpatient and
received X-ray treatment. Mrs.
J. L. McCarville, jr., of O’Neill
was admitted as a maternity
patient before the hospital was
opened.
Induction for 5
Holt Men Oct. 20
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j Six Holt county selective serv
I ice registrants departed early
Wednesday morning for Omaha
| whetre they were to receive
; their preinduction physical exam
inations.
They were: Jess Mellor of At
kinson, Wayne R. Hoffman of
Ewing, Reginald B. Pinkerman
oif Dorsey, Roland J. Kunz of
Stuart, Stephen S. Turay of O’
Neill and Eldon F. Dohnal of
O’Neill.
Meanwhile, five registrants
have been ordered to report for
induction on Monday, October 20:
Thev are: James F. Sicheneder,
of Atkinson, Daryl M. Beckwith
of Emmet, Norman K. Trow
bridge of Page, John N. Kamo
haus of Amelia, and Donald H.
DeGroff of Amelia.
'Teen Time' Production
at O'Neill High—
An all high school variety
show entitled “Teen Time,” will
be presented by the O’Neill high
school on Tuesday, October 14,
at 8 o’clock in the auditorium.
“Teen Time” is a comic strip
review using all types of talent.
A few of the skits are “Pop
iJenks on Saturday Night,” “Lit
j tie Iodine,” and “Terry and the
’ Pirates.” More than 50 are in the
cast.
Proceeds will be used to help
buy a spotlight for use in the
auditorium.
Republicans Speak
On O'Neill Streets—
Several candidates of the re
publican party were here Friday
afternoon to address public gath
erings on the streets.
Those here were Gubernator
ial Candidate Robert Crosby,
Sen. Hugh Butler, Dr. A. L. Mil
ler, Former Governor Dwight
Griswold, Mrs. Edna Donald and
Mrs. Arthur Bowring.
BUYS BOWLING ALLEY
Freeman L. Knight this week
announced that he has purchased
the OTNeill bowling alley from
Harold Humrich. Mr. Knight
rtook possession last week. He
says he contemplates a full
schedule of league bowling for
men and women.
Clean-Up Day—
PAGE—The Methodist church
sponsored a clean-up day last
Thursday. Men mowed the lawn
and repaired plaster.
Mr. and Mrs. Bud Snyder of
Columbus visited Mrs. Snyder’s
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Lang
an, over the weekend.
1,800 Tour
Hospital at
Open House
Patients Arrive Before
Formal Opening of
37 - Bed Institution
An estimated 1,800 persona
Wednesday, September 24, toured
the new St. Anthony’s hospital
following the dedication rites,
j Eight hundred persons signed
the guest register but more than
twice that many persons in
spected the new half-million-dol
lar health center during the
open-house observance. The in
spection began immediately fol
lowing the dedication program
and continued until 9 o’clock in
the evening.
Archbishop Gerald T. Bergan,
head of the Omaha Roman
Catholic archdiocese, was the
principal speaker at the 2 p.m.
ceremony. He lauded the com
munity for its accomplishment
in building an institution dedi
cated to the saving of lives.
He contrasted this purpose with
the manmade machines that aro
destroying lives.
Julius D. Cronin, O’Neill at
torney, was master-of-ceremonie*
and presided from a specially
erected platform immediately in
front of and to the east of the
front hospital entrance.
Music by the Page high school
band and the combined O’Neill
band—composed of O’Neill high
school and St. Mary’s academy
musicians—preceded the formal
program.
Mayor J. E. Davis praised the
efforts of those who had madu
possible the hospital and spec
ifically singled out the work of
James M. Corkle and L. D. Put
nam.
Rev. J. Laverne Jay, northeast
Nebraska district superintendent
for the Methodist church, stressed
that O’Neill’s new hospital was
the product of community effort.
He said his church likewise owns
MAGAZINE STILL AVAILABLE
A limited number of St An
thony’s hospital magazines,
published in supplement form
by The Frontier a week ago,
are still available at the circu
lation counter for 25 cents per
copy. These will be mailed pre
paid to any address in the
U.S. The magazine contains 38
large pictures of O’NeiH’s new
hospital.
and operates hospitals and he told
the audience he knew something
of the difficult problems in oper
ating a modem hospital.
“It is a dream come true,” Rev
Jay said. “This significant
achievement is the result of the
generosity and loyal devotion off
many people. I have never seen
a finer and more completely
equipped hospital anywhere.”
Verne A. Pangborn, director of
the division of hospitals, Nebras
ka department of health, told the*
audience he had been intimate
with the new O’Neill hospital
from its earliest stages. “I find
it difficult to find even a single
thing wrong with his fine new
institution,” he explained.
Dr. E. A. Rogers, acting di
rector of the Nebraska depart
ment of health, presented to*
Mother Bertrand of the Sisters
of Sj. Francis, the necessary li
censes that had been issued to
Si, Anthony's.
A mixed chorus composed of
O’Neill high school and St.
Mary’s academy students accom
panied the band in “God of Our
Fathers” and “America, the Beau
tiful.” Both Mr. Corkle and Mr.
Putnam spoke briefly.
A dedication banquet was held
at noon at the American Legion
auditorium. District Judge D. R.
Mounts was principal speaker.
Archbishop Bergan also spoke. A
male quartette sang. Voices were
those of D. H. Clauson, John Dick,
C. E. Yantzi and Roy D. Johnson-.
The benefit $2.50-per-plate ban
quet netted about $750.
The “Voice of The Frontier”
special events unit brought the
proceedings to radio listeners in
a 45-minute program (WJAG, 760
k.c.) from the hospital. Broadcast -
ing began at 1:45 p.m., with
George Hammond, William Froe
lich, jr., and Evans Meier at the
microphones. Through a compli
cated engineering arrangement,
listeners were able to listen to re
marks of all the speakers, visit
the heating plant and major sur
gery rooms, hear an interview
from the hospital's “front office”'
with Mother Bertrand, and EVans
Meier of the WJAG staff, perched-,
atop the hospital entrance, pick»i
ud the music from the band and
chorus and did a descriptive from
his lofty vantage point. The
“Voice’s” engineering booth was
in the hospital sewing room near
the Sisters’ cloister, directly be
hind the speakers’ platform.
MARRIAGE LICENSES
Francis L. Cox and Ednah
Cox, both of Omaha, on Septem
ber 24. Married the same day by
Rev. Wallace B. Smith.
James Edward Urlaub and
Miss Dorothy Faye Iler on Sep
tember 25.
Mrs. Agnes Gaffney expects
to leave Friday for Marion, la.,
to visit her sister-in-law, Mrs. Ed
Allen.