The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, October 09, 1952, SECTION ONE, Page 2, Image 2
Prairieland Talk . . . Picket-Pin, Pony Are No More By ROMAINE SAUNDERS LINCOLN—October 1. Heating equipment still idle and household fans yesterday were running. Tonight I look out of the open door. High in the southern heavens a near full moon glows with radiant splendor. It is a calm night, only the muffled rumble of traffic and the glad laughter and shouts of children play ing in the street. So I switch off the electricity and from the throne of an arm chair look out upon the moonlit earth and sky. And ’ere you are aware out of mem ory’s store you are dreaming the old dreams over and walking down the highway of yesterday. It was upon that highway of youthful dreams, of youthful longings, of youthful folly I walked again with friends that I have known—Sam and Ed and Will and Harvey and Guy and Lena and Maude and Kittie and Minnie and all the others. Youth walking down the highway of „ om®ine life comes face to face with an maunder? angel. And so looking out upon the moonbeam drenched night I “turn the leaves of fancy” and there comes upon the highway of yesterday one with a smiling face under a crown of glory of red tinted tresses; her eyes were blue, a deep blue, and something in her smile and frown, the poise of maidenly dignity, the radiance of womanly charm proclaimed her every inch the lady. And being every inch a lady inspires her youthful cap tive to be every inch a man. At least a fellow makes a try at it. Life has its treasures of heart and soul that linger as sacred memories, memories of days of i happiness and hours of care coming down the 1 long highway hand in hand with that angel met face to face in the long ago. She now lies beneath the sod and cares of life are borne alone. But to night sitting by the open door care has cast her anchor in the harbor of a dream: “For I find an extra flavor in memory’s mellow wine That makes me drink the deeper to that old sweetheart of mine.” * * * Tuesday, November 4, is the big day, mark ing off another period of four years of national life. What you think of government trends and government accomplishments the past four, eight, 12, 16, 20 years will have to guide your pencil when you line up with other millions in the elec tion booth. The' lifelong adherent to the political group favoring his conception of the science of government may not be so sure of it all as he looks out upon the troubled sea of national life. Maybe your party representatives in the smoke house in Chicago didn’t select your man of des tiny. Man for man there may be but little choice between the two reaching for the doorknob at the white house. It then becomes a choice of principles of the science of federal functioning. I suppose a fellow has to be pretty loyal to party lines, or shall we say prejudice, to approve all that has been going on behind the scenes at the white house and vote for its continuance. But that is the Yankee privilege. There was a fellow in the white house by the name of Herbert Hoo ver. A lot of folks thought “there ought to be a change.” There is a fellow in the white house to day from Missouri. A lot of folks are thinking “there ought to be a change.” * * * The chief executive of a state or of the na tion represents the people. I cannot conceive of it being either good official taste or to the best interests of the country to go on a whistle stop speaking tour to lambast one party candi date and rave over the qualifications of an other. Mr. Truman is at a low ebb anyway, so it doesn't make much difference, but he is still our president, and should sense that it is his duty to respect the rights and faith of all if he desires respect from all. * * * If one of the Irish Peelers survives in or a round O’Neill he can tell you of the time his baseball group was “peeled” by an aggregation of girls who were touring the country and known as the Boston Bloomers and which bloomin’ bunch came to ' town to match their skill against the Peeleis. The gals were something to see in action on the ball diamond. But the boys of the Peelers gallantly let the girls walk off with the honors j that day. Ever since those stirring pioneer days when The Frontier was loaded with Doc Mathews’ glowing word pictures of ‘God’s Country” and Jim Riggs later sent gifted scribes out across prai rieland behind a pair of ponies to writeup the homesteaders and cowpunchers and leave a copy of the paper where he found a human being, on down to the present time, The Frontier has waved the banner of community progress. Through the edition of September 25 in which a 20-page sup plement was devoted to O’Neill’s new medical center, Editor Cal Stewart continues the tradition established by its founder and promoted by sub sequent editors. In the days of long ago when the venerable pilgrim of this department was a shy young teen ager the grounds that have been taken over by the medical center was good grazing land where I picketed a spliteared relic from the reservation to graze during the day after being hitched up for a time in the morning. The Sioux over on the reservation, what is now Boyd county, slit the ears of their ponies. It was my luck to have the care of as ornery a cay use as ever took the bit. Fences hadn’t been introduced and the pick etpin to which 50 feet of rope was attached and then tied to the halter of the pony served in the place of fences. The picketpin was about a foot long and went into the ground full length easily by a few kicks from your booted heel, and no horse on the end of 50 feet of rope could pull the picketpin out. The vacant places, of which there were plenty, were pretty well occupied by staked out ponies. From the G. M. Cleveland home on what is now North Second street east to St. Pat rick’s church, a small place of worship where the present edifice stands, was open grass land which we had taken over. Johnny O'Neill, a son of the general, had a similar setup east of the Methodist church for a cayuse of which he was deathly afraid and had kids ride for him. You rode them every day or you had them to break each time if you didn't. The picketpin, the rope, the pony are no more. The onward sweep of time opens the gate to new vistas. And if some day the prairieland talker should be lying on a bed of pain in O’ Neill’s new medical center, fever’s delirium might bring again the tramp of hoofs on the sod where in the long ago he had staked out and talked to a pony that once had been ridden by a brave of Spotted Tail’s band. * * * What is a toehold, a receiving line, a covered dish dinner, a horse laugh, an afterthought, a main drag, an ill wind, a night owl, a split sec ond, a golf widow, a gold digger, a poker fac§? Is the underdog a coon hound or a poodle? What does a goofy look like? What swells the swell head? Is it after Thanksgiving dinner that you talk turkey? What is a stuffed shirt? How long is a shortcut? Who is Mr. Whiskers? Is moonshine a liquid or a light? Where do you go when you get just around the comer? What is a galoot, a geezer, a gazook? Does asking fool questions en title a guy to a kick in the pants? * * * While visiting in a New England state the pa§t summer my son liying in Ohio "writes that he had a talk with an krtny officer “who served under MacArthur for a year in Japan. He was very vehement in his belief that in pushing Mac Arthur aside we were doing without the services of a man who is by far the most able man in the United States today.” No single act of the pres ident has been received with such widespread dis approval as the removal of General MacArthur from the command in Asia. His successor is mak ing progress losing the war. * * * Millions are to be blown ih “developing” the Niobrara river country if the plans of a new crop of busybodies materialize. “Development” schemes have budded and bloomed and faded during the past 60 years only to in the end let nature rest in its appointed way. The Niobrara country is alright as nature formed it. If the in dividual wants to “develop” by the irrigation route it is a simple matter to put down wells for that purpose and is proving a success in other parts of Nebraska. No Ox Cart Government Wheel Does a Cycle? “Bless my soul if the wheel isn’t turning full circle,” said the “nasty old reactionary republi can.” “For years,” said he, “I’ve winced every time I tried to make a criticism of the democrats. They always answered everything by harping back to their stock in trade, ‘remember Teapot Dome’!” “And now it looks like the democrats have a mess cooking in the Teapot and isn’t it refreshing to see what they will do about it?” There is a strong possibility that the wheel of scandal has come full circle, to stop this time squarely in front of the democrats. There have been some strange goings on in connection with the status of the Teapot Dome naval oil reserves. Congress should get busy and see if there isn’t a move on foot to change the status of the oil reserves under the cloak of secrecy. An inquiry should be made to determine what part is being played in the maneuverings by Clerk Clifford, former white house advisor and ghost writer. Clifford is another democrat who has reached the land of financial milk and honey through his intimate associations made through the white house. He is now on a retainer of $525,000 for five years to a major oil company. Congress is wondering if shifting of the oil reserves from the navy assistant secretary in charge of oil reserves to the navy assistant secre tary in charge of procurement wasn’t a means to an end by kicking the former official upstairs. If there is something bad cooking in the tem pestuous Teapot Dome it will be interesting to see if the democrats have the same unswerving determination to investigate and prosecute a scandal as did the republicans back in the twenties. As of October 1 traffic deaths in Nebraska the previous nine months are reported at 251, 10 more than for the same period a year ago. .. It is not so important that another translation of the Bible has been brought out as it is that a con fused world turn to the sacred pages for guidance. The many revisions of scripture undertaken fall far short of the beauty of the language employed in the authorized version. . . Striking workmen have become common occurances in the indus trial life of the country. Even a town like Crete, down on the Blue, has its strike. Guest editorial from the Atlanta (Ga.) Journal The Nebraska legislature recently was called in special session. Some $5,000,000 in taxes had been collected in the state which the courts had pronounced unconstitutional. Th,e legislature was called in session by Gov. Val Peterson to arrange to return the money the taxpayers had overpaid. A government paying money to taxpayers is spoken of as a novelty. (As a matter of fact the federal government is constantly returning over payments by citizens of their income taxes.) The real novelty in this Nebraska case is the ease and inexpensiveness of calling a special session of the legislature. The legislature of Nebraska is a one-chamber body, as all city councils are. There are only 43 members, all calling themselves senators. The 43 senators can meet promptly with no great drain on the state treasury. So small a body can move swiftly. (The 43 senators vote on bills by press ing electric buttons at their desks, a device which could save an economy-talking congress at Wash ington weeks of time and oodles of money in a year. Had the national convention, regardful of impatient television viewers, thought of that?) Thanks largely to the efforts of one man, Sen. George W. Norris, Nebraska was persuaded 15 years ago to vote to substitute this small one house legislature for a bicameral body with three times as many members. It has worked so efficiently, so economically that Nebraska has no thought of returning to the old system. The people would as soon think of abandoning their eight-cylinder cars for the ox carts which preceded them. Yet, with this example before them, the other 47 states go along with their oxcart legislatures. In not a single one Is there any substantial movement for a like change. jS2fiLE rontTIr 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. Terms* Subscription: In Nebraska $2.50 per year: elsewhere in the United States, $3 per year; abroad, rates provided on request. All subscriptions are strictly paid-in-advance. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS WD—Harold L Calkins et al to Hazel Calkins 3-52 $1- Lots 7 & 8 Blk B- Millards Add- O’N WD— Thomas Donlin to Dean H Jeffrey & wf 10-2-52 $600 -Part of Blk 6 McCafferty’s An nex- O’Neill 90 ft x 170 ft QCD—John Miller Jr to Atkin son Co-op Creamery 5-9-52 $1 Lot 8 Blk 7 Hallock’s Add- Stuart QCD—Ora R Yarges to Atkin son Co-op Creamery 6-51 $1 Lot 8 Blk 7 Hallock’s Add- Stuart WD—James J Murphy to W Alex & Clement Cleary 9-26-52 $11,000- SEy4 25-30-15 WD — Lelia1' Garwood to Wm A Thompson & wf 9-9-52 $6500 Lot 17 & No 13 ft lot 16 Blk 5 Atkinson SD—Peter W Duffy, Sheriff to A C Morton 1-30-43 $20.38- Lots 1 & 2 Blk 50- McCafferty’s Add O’Neill WD — Marian F Mounts to Floyd J Wilson & wf 7-12-52 $12,-500- Lot 15 Blk 18- O’Neill ' • O'NEILL LOCALS S/lc and Mrs. Richard Tibbetts and infant daughter of Jackson ville, Fla., arrived here Tuesday, September 30, for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Tibbetts. Richard Tibbetts has just been discharged after four years in the navy. They plan to locate somewhere in Nebraska. Reed Tom jack, who visited his parents, Holt Sheriff and Mrs. Leo Tom jack, here for three weeks, has been returned to San Francisco, Calif., for reassign ment. Jack Honeycut of Omaha re cently brought Mrs. Andrew Morton here for an indefinite stay. Mrs. Mable Gatz returned to Omaha with Mr. Honeycut. Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Crabb left Monday, September 29, for a week’s visit with relatives at Denver, Colo., and at Waverly and Council Bluffs, la. LEGAL NOTICE (First pub. Oct. 2, 1952) Julius D. Cronin, Attorney NOTICE OF HEARING OF PETITION FOR FINAL SETTLEMENT OF ACCOUNT Estate No. 3813 COUNTY COURT OF HOLT COUNTY, NEBRASKA. ESTATE OF CHESTER CALK INS, DECEASED. THE STATE OF NEBRASKA, TO ALL CONCERNED: Notice is hereby given that a petition has been filed for final settlement herein, determination of heirship, inheritance taxes, fees and commissions, distribu tion of estate and approval of fi nal account and discharge, which will be for hearing in this court on October 22, 1952, at 10 o’clock, A.M. LOUIIS W. REIMER County Judge. (COUNTY COURT SEAL) 22-24 DR. H. L. BENNETT VETERINARIAN Phones 316 and 304 — O'NEILL — . . DANCE .. AT O’NEILL American Legion Auditorium Saturday, October 11 Music by JOE WINROTH the little “band” that’s “grand” Admission: Adults $1, students 75c * RKH WITH MOLASSES These golden pellets pour like grain in any weather... thanks to an exclusive manu facturing process developed by SCHREIBER MILLS, INC. Like Mr. Dowell, cattlemen everywhere are finding they get BETTER RESULTS with SWEET LASSY! 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Peterson, under oath, directed to this Court, al leging that on or about Septem ber 24, 1945, petitioners entered into a written contract with Thomas Salem, now deceased, to purchase Lots One (1), Two (2), Three (3), Four (4), Five (5), Six (6), Seven (7), Eight (8), and Nine (9), in Block Twelve (12), i# Amelia, Holt County, Nebras ka, together with certain other personal property; that the pay ments provided for by said con tract have been fully made by said petitioners, excepting the fi nal payment, funds for which have been placed in escrow in the Chambers State Bank pend ing execution and delivery of deed. Petitioners pray that a day be fixed for hearing on said pe tion and that notice thereof be given as provided by law, and that upon said hearing a decree be entered directing the execut ors of this said estate for and on behalf of said estate to execute and deliver good and sufficient deed conveying said premises to petitioners. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that a hearing be had upon said petition in the District Court Room in the Court House at O’Neill, Nebraska, at the hour of 10 a.m., on the 22nd day of Oc tober, A.D. 1952, and that notice of the pendency of this matter and of the time and place fixed for hearing thereon be given by publishing a copy of this order for three (3) consecutive weeks prior to such hearing in “The Frontier,” a legal newspaper printed, published, and of general circulation in Holt County. Ne braska. BY THE COURT D. R. MOUNTS 22-24c Judge Mr. and Mrs. "Clarence Sauser were supper guests Sunday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A1 Sauser. MONEY TO LOAN ON AUTOMOBILES TRUCKS TRACTORS EQUIPMENT FURNITURE Central Finance Corp. C. E. Jones, Manager O'Neill : Nebraska 0 State Capitol News . . . States Traffic Laws Due for Overhaul in Next Session of Legislature LINCOLN—An official of the < state highway department will ask the 1953 legislature to take a cinch in the state’s traffic laws. Owen J. Boyles, director of the motor vehicle division, said he will urge adoption of a uniform code under which more than half the states now operate and will ask the lawmakers to take the lead in establishing a demerit system whereby consistently careless drivers would be penal ized. The code, Boyles explained, would strengthen Nebraska’s traffic laws and “pick up all the loose ends now existing in pur present statutes.” Sen. Arthur Carmody of Trenton recently called for a stiffening of driving laws. The point system would work like this: A driver picking up 12 demerits in a three-year period would lose his license for one year. Drunken driving would carry 12 demerits or immediate suspension of the license. In volvement in a fatal accident wheer the driver is responsible would also be “worth” 12 demer its. Leaving the scene of an ac cident would cost eight points, reckless driving six points and speeding four points. All other violations, except parking would count three points. Every three years the demerits would be wiped clean and a driv er could start accumulating them again. One of the things that bothers Senator Carmody is the automat ic renewal of drivers’ licenses without re-testing. Under present law, a 16-year-old may obtain a license and never be subject to a test again although his sight, hearing and other physical pow ers may become seriously im paired. * * * Drive-Ins— Another highway problem to be laid in the lap of the next leg islature concerns drive-ins. State Engineer Harold Aitken says that the drive-in theaters, cafes, filling stations, motels, and su per-markets have resulted in a “hardening of the arteries” by forming clots of slowly-moving or halted cars on busy arterial highways. 'The highway department now has no authority in determining the location of such establish ments. Aitken says they should have some little-traveled road so main thoroughfare traffic would not be impeded. As a horrible example, he points to the drive in theater on West Dodge street near Omaha, where traffic is of ten tied into knots for logn per iods of time. Crosby vs. Raecke— Nebraskans this week began paying a little more attention to the political wars within the boundaries of their own state as election day became only a mat ter of weeks away. Robert B. Crosby of North Platte, the republican candidate for governor, continued in speeches across the state to plug for reorganization fo state gov- | ernment, particularly in the as sistance, health and agriculture departments. He attacked the democratic state platform as “still going right down the Truman road.” Crosby’s opponent, Democrat Walter R. 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