The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, October 16, 1952, SECTION ONE, Page 2, Image 2

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    Prairieland Talk . . .
Take It On Chin, Best Advice
LINCOLN — Modem living conditions are far
from making for happiness and contentment. The
home of today with its gadgets, push-buttons,
faucets, showers and various fixtures to make life
easy seems to have failed to bring to those in
these homes throughout the land peace of mind
and serenity of life. There is unrest, high ten
sion, concern for the future, un
certainty that our forefathers
never experienced, though they
may have lived in a one- or two
room abode with the water sup
ply in an open well to be drawn
up by the “old oaken bucket,”
meager house furnishings, the
periodic ablutions from a tub
or bucket by the cookstove.
They did not have the
things households have today
but they had that of infinitely
greater treasure, happy home Romaine
life, peace of mind and soul Saunders
Recently a wife filed a petition in divorce
court with the timeworn charge of extreme cruel
ty. That w'ife has a handsome husband, a success
ful businessman, a dutiful husband and father.
Moreover, she has a fine house to live in and
everything any woman’s carnal heart could crave,
servants to do the work and unlimited cash at
her command. What is wrong? These things do
not satisfy. She is typical of many.
Is it the roar of machines, the swish of
speeding automobiles, sky-borne traffic, televis
ion and radio and wall-plugged switches to ease
living conditions that have taken from so many
the inspiration to achievement, which after all is
life’s great object?
In the past score years we have heard much
about the striving for the goal of freedom from
want, freedom from fear and freedom from in
dustrial strife. There is no want of material things
but fear, unrest, insecurity and mental tension
haunt us still.
Get away from it all?
Open our eyes to life’s beauties, its duties,
the spiritual values, and take it on the chin like
men and women.
* * *
A former attorney-general, let out as a mem
ber of the cabinet, has been quoted as saying he
had enough on the while house to blow it to
kingdom come. Suppose he meant the occu
pants of the w-.ile house. Is it charitable to
keep under your hat all you know or a patri
otic duty to blow off?
* * *
I see him occasionally, a tali' spire barely
casting a shadow in the afternoon sun, but
straight as a Sioux Indian. He got a start in life
in Atkinson in the days of Joe Bartley, cast an
chor later with the cow punchers in Colorado
and then became a minister of the gospel, now
retired as such but still active in church affairs.
Maybe there is a gray haired patriot left in At
kinson who was a kid with Reuben Kite, the tall
spire herein mentioned. Atkinson has a citizen
who in the long ago sought out the Indian trails
as a scout. The last time I was up there I called
at the home of Ed Welton but found he was not
at home. Ed said but little about it, but he prob
ably can give you the lowdown on the move
ments of some of Sitting Bull’s braves and what
the field at Wounded Knee looked like after it
wa5i all ever, fie, too, knows first hand the early
history of Holt co™*7 in thrilling details more
intimately than any other unless it be Lloyd Gil
lespie and Sam Thompson. Billy Reid, whose
hangout wa$ alQr.g the Elkhorn, Middleton and
Wade f nd the Dutchers up on the NtefifEira gulch
es, Kate Shields, who headed the horse thieves
to the southwest and gave the posse the slip when
a horse was shot from under her and made a safe
getaway, kept things exciting in the days that Ed
will remember.
One of the “younger set” who has not had a
part in many presidential elections came up with
this after hearing a candidate at the mike the
other night—“one of the most dramatic and emo
tion-charged hours in American political history.”
One does not know whether to congratulate or
feel sorry for Young America in view of the
lack of fire and “dramatics” this dull presidential
campaign. From the days of James A. Garfield
and W. S. Hancock on down to McKinley and
Bryan and some of those that followed there was
not only drama and emotion but redhot cam
paigning, bands and torchlight parades, oratory
that raised your hair, when every voter and many
that would* be later talked, argued and knocked
down over the matter of high tariff or free trade,
fiat money and “free and unlimited coinage of
silver at the ratio of 16 to 1.” Presidential elec
tions of former times make this “whistle stop”
and radio raving look like two bits.
* * *
Nebraska’s com belt comes up with another
ample yield of the hybrids. While dead leaves
fall and the brown of early autumn touches the
landscape com pickers are in action gathering the
season’s crop. A man of the soil down in Filmore
county who operates 600 acres of cultivated land
reports his com is making 60 bushels to the acre.
His com, with the other grains produced, will go
on the market as he keeps nothing bigger than a
Leghcm hen in the way of live stock on his farm.
* * *
The state university people have been exer
cised over religious instruction in the institution.
Rather late in life to start in on a university
young fellow or co-ed “to train him up in the
way he should go” religiously if he hasn’t had it
in childhood. There are now something like four
millions of American children and youth in
church sponsored schools maybe getting a mix
ture of divine revelation along with large doses
of the creeds of men, but at any rate at an early
age are learning reverence for sacred things.
A carload of Holt county horses was shipped
out of Ewing for Minot, N.D., but that was in the
autumn of 1905. Con Keyes, next to The Frontier
office on the south, advertised “louce killer at
half price.” That was a time something was do
ing in Holt county in politics and most anything
was trumped up in the shape of partisan hog
wash. Dan Cronin was county treasurer but we
didn’t think he did it when a circular letter was
sent over the county claiming that Del Akin, the
GOP stalwart then publishing the Atkinson
Graphic, had paid only 71 cents personal tax in
four years. When Del flashed tax receipts amount
ing to $81.13 for one year the fusion boys were
nonplused. . . That year Copenhagen, west of
Plainview, came into existence as a new town on
the .railroad extending from Sioux City to O’
Neill. . . A wedding of community interest that
year was at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet
Martin when their daughter, Belle, was given in
marriage to Opie Chambers, a South Dakota
newspaper publisher. South Dakotans came to
O’Neill frequently those days and Mr. Chambers
discovered here was the place to get a charming
young woman for his bride.
* * *
Mr. Truman says he has done his darndesl
in the seven years he has been in the while
house. No doubt of it.
* * *
Arnss tsiy reinea ner pony, wet with sweat
and with heaving sides, to the fence where 1
stood as she stopped for a morning greeting on
her way to school. “Been having a race?” I asked.
“Yes. A mile back a gray wolf trotted out of the
tall grass and the pony and I gave him a mile
chase.” That item appeared in this department
April 29, 1943, when the writer’s home was in
Swan precinct in southwest Holt county. Arliss,
a charming little prairie maid, often stopped on
her way to or from school for a visit with Mrs.
Saunders and me. Now she has taken her place
in life’s responsibilities as the wife of one of the
young men of Chambers and the last I knew of
Arliss she was somewhere in the south where her
husband was in a soldiers’ training camp. And so
the onward march of the years, childhood days
are over and the things of childhood pass away
in the bloom of womanhood. But I fancy Arliss
now in a southern city may recall with a bit of
longing the days out on Nebraska’s prairieland
when she mounted a horse in the morning to lope
off for school three miles away.
* * *
The Western Union transmitted eight million
words to newspapers to tell the story of the late
republican national convention. . . Bugologists
have it that America has a variety of 5,000 insects
from grasshoppers to beetles that get a living off
of the products of the earth and still enough left
for us. . . Last year 371,000 divorces were granted
in American courts. . . It’s about over and after
all the millions spent in campaigning it is doubt
ful if a single vote was made by it. . . The north
pole fell over on Chadron a morning the first
week in October bringing a drop in the weather
to seven above. The same morning Lincoln had
27, the season’s first freeze. . . I took some well
fatted fowl to the locker today and as the family
locker was already crowded to the limit a neigh
bor said to put them in theirs. Now we hope they
will not beat us to it. . . A California concern
is in the tea business but not the kind the Brit^h
drink. For 60 cents you can g;t a two and one
half ounce package of strawberry leaf tea, alfalfa
tea, peppermint tea, shavegrass tea and a few
Down where flowing wells pour forth their
crystal tide to cheer man and beast and the
charming village of Amelia was planted by pio
neers of the long ago there once functioned a
Ladies’ Helping Hand club. The name was ex
pressive of willing hands of the womanhood of
that community. It was more than a gesture. Not
many in that part of the world but what paddle
their own canoe but when a neighbor was over
taken with sickness or disaster there were wom
en’s capable hands ready to help. There, too, was
the social feature of club work. And the dinner
table was a marvel. When one day Mrs. William
Fry rear was hostess to 18 members of the club
I got in on a plate load of good old ranch grub
sent over by that thoughtful’ hostess as did some
others sitting alone at home whom she remem
bered. Some of that group of 18 ladies that met
that day as also some who were remembered with
a plate from the dinner table are no longer a
part of that community but no doubt the Helping
Hand still serves where it is needed.
• * *
September steps out of the calendar leaving
a trail of autumn’s golden days. Custom has de
creed that straw hats go into storage September 1
but the past month brave souls who defy custom
have stayed by the panamas. If there be any
where bright autumn days such as come to prai
rieland you will have to soar to other worlds to
find them. From the flush of dawn until evening’s
crimson streaks the sun’s flaming chariGt has
traveled the blue above day by day bathing late
summer and early autumn’s passing weeks with
unclouded glory. What is so rare as a day in June
—the matchless 30 days in September radiant
with sunbeams streaming from prairieland’s blue
* * *
When he had witnessed and had directed in
the distribution to the needy of that county 50
bales of clothing and bedding provided by a
church group, the governor of West Bengal,
Pakistan, said what he thought of it all. Here
are a few lines from what he said upon that oc
casion: “What makes me appreciate this gift more
keenly is that it proves how a touch of human
sorrow makes the whole world akin. If ever an
illustration of human brotherhood were needed,
one just has to think how people in far away
America have been moved to make these dona
tions for our distressed people.”
Time to Holler
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nal cited some facts that should make the weary,
beaten taxpayers of the country sit up on their
hind legs and holler.
There is a school- teacher for every 132 peo
ple in Oregon—but there is a federal civilian em
ployee for each 85 persons.
Total government payrolls — federal, state
and local—came to $1,895,000,000 last April alone.
This was a rise of 16 percent from the same month
in 1951 and marked the biggest April-to-April
jump on record.
In that month, the number of public em
ployees, all supported out of federal, state or lo
cal taxes, was just under 7,000,000.
The Journal said, “No wonder the taxpayer
groans.” He’s going to groan a lot louder unless
drastic action is taken to cut government waste
and extravagances in every department of gov
The demand for that must have its origin in
the grassroots—in every town and city and rural
area in the country. And we must demand econ
omy in matters that affect us—not just the other
i J.C11VW. me leau must De xaiten ay cnamners oi
commerce and every kind of business, civic, la
bor and consumer groups. Then, and only then,
will congress and legislatures listen and do some
thing besides talk and vote “yes.”
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 of 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.
When You and I Were Young . .
Serving, Campbell
in Best Costumes
Capture ‘Hardtime’
50 Years Ago
Sullivan. Westover and Neville
I clearly see the coming storm of
j republicanism which will sweep
the Sixth district in November . .
J. C. Harnish left for Lincoln to
attend the annual meeting of the
grand lodge. Independent Order
of Odd Fellows, as a delegate
from the local lodge. . . Mrs. C„ F.
Stout is possessor of a new piano,
the gift of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. T. Dwyer. . . Mr. and Mrs.
Bob Morrison are the parents of
a 15-pound boy. .. John G. Maher
nurohaspd the residence lots on
East Douglas street just east of
Adelbert Baker’s and expects to
erect a cottage thereon. . . Joe
Hor^key h»s rented the building
on the corner of Fourth and
Douglas street, recently occupied
bv J. P. Gallagher, and will open
un a grocery store. . . Frank Mi.
Pixley and Miss Lillian May
Maver were married at the home
of the bride’s parents at Irwin,
la., on October 1. . . Ralph Evans
enter+aineH a number of his
friends with a “hard time” party
at the Evans Hotel. Miss Nell
Skirving and Clarence Campbell
won the Dri?^ as being the best
attired “hardtime” couple pres
25 Years Ago
A daughter, Mary Elizabeth,
was born to Mr. and Mrs1. Ed
Menish at the Gilligan hospital. .
J. D. Cronin is expected home
October 2U from his trip to the
American Legion convention at
Paris and a tour of Europe. . .
W. J. Froelich arrived from Nor
folk where he was attending fed
eral court. . . The Dempsey-Tun
ney official fight pictures will be
a..o *vii at me Royal theater one
night, Tuesday, October 18. . .
J. B. Mellor last week drove
home a new Lincoln “8”. . . The
wedding of Frank C. Froelich and
Miss Margaret Kerwin was solem
nized at 7 o’clock mass Monday,
October 10, by Rev. Workman at
St. Joseph’s church in Omaha. . .
Edwin E. Way man and Ruby
Dolerh of Atkinson were married
(Monday, October 10, at the Meth
odist parsonage by Rev. Guy Bal
lard. . . Mrs. A. E. Bowen had her
tonsils removed the first of the
week. . . Some one entered the
office of the Galena Lumber Co.
sometime Monday night and re
lieved the cash drawers in the
10 Years Ago
A little over 105 tons of scrap ■
was collected by the children of '
the O’Neill public school and St. 1
Mary’s academy. . . Robert Moore ]
wno is a navy aviation machinist •
mate third-class, was transferred 1
from the Great Lakes naval train- ]
ing station to Norfolk, Va .. .
Fifty-four Holt county boys leave
October 23 for Ft. Leavenworth,
Kans. A few from this area are:
John E. Grutsch, Louis J. Bartos,
Lyle E. Eppenbach, Edd R. Stew
art, Donald W. Moler . . . The
^rj-State Produce Co- is rebuild
ing the plant destroyed by fire
September 9. . . Owen Davidson,
who is a navy aviation metal
smith mate third-class, was trans- j
ferred from Great Lakes naval ;
training station to Pensacola, Fla. I
One Year Ago
Sgt Edwin (“Bud”) Hansen re
ceived the bronze star medal for
meritorious service in overseas
combat. . . A surprise birthday
party was held for Mrs. Frank
Grenier Sunday night. . The mar
riage of Miss Rosemary Kramer
and Ronald Borg was solemnized
October 1 in St. Boniface Catho
lic church at Stuart. . . Mr. and
Mrs. Samuel Derickson enter
tained friends at their wedding
dance in the American Legion
auditorium. . . A large crowd
heard the New York concert
ensemble in the O’Neill public
school auditorium. . . Rev. Carl
Reinert, S- J-, Creighton “U” head,
addressed the Knights of Co
lumbus here.
Permanent Office* In
Hagensick Bldg.
Phone 167
Eye* Examined . Glasses Fitted
Office Hour*: 9-6 Mon. thru Sat.
MON. and TOES.
Sale Starts 10:30 A.M.
Calves and Lightweight
Yearlinrrs Will Be Sold
All Other Classes of Cattle
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This will enable us to handle
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sell them at a better hour during
the heavy marketing season.
List your cattle early so we
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Your consignments will be
Oui of Old Nebraska . . .
Society Has Colorful
msiory or its Uwn
By DH. James c. OLSON,
£>upx. Sxaie nisx. society
Tne otaie Historical society
win noiu ns 7*m annual meet
ing at tne CornnusKer Hotel m
Hincoin on ijamiudy, uciODer 18.
ine institution wiucn preserves
me niatory oi neDioSKa nas quite
a niscory oi its own, ana mis
seems like a good time to review
some oi it lor you.
ine Estate Historical Society
was founued in iaoY, me year Ne
braska was admitted into me
union, as tne State Historical So
ciety and Library association, in
the early days, it was simply a
paper organization, esiaonsneu
iaigely to noiu title to a block of
land m Lincoln given it by the
state government.
Along in tne 1870’s, however,
public-spirited Nebraskans de
cided that the organization should
be placed on a going basis to col
lect and preserve teh records of
Nebraska’s pioneer days—already,
even art that early date, slipping
away. Under the leadership of
Governor Robert W. Furnas a
group of men cidculated a call for
an organizational meeting in the
newspapers of the state.
That meeting, held at the old
Commercial Hotel in Lincoln,
September 25-2o, 1878, ene^tea a
reorganization of the institution,
as the Nebraska State Historical
Society, it was incorporated at
that time, and Governor Furnas
was elected its lirst president.
Prof. Samuel Aughey of the Uni
versity of Nebraska — widely
known throughout the state lor
his studies in Nebraska—was
selected as the first secretary. A
room was secured in old Univer
sity hall and the society began
the job of preserving the story
of Nebraska.
The work went forward in a
small way at first, but the ma
terials soon filled to overllowing
the small space made available
by the University.
A significant milestone in the
history of the society occurred in
1883 when the legislature con
stituted it as a state institution
and made the first appropriation
for its support. In 19U5 the legis
lature designated the society as
the state’s official custodian of
all public records, documents and
other materials o f historical
Over the years, the society has
amassed a large and useful col
lection of books, newspapers,
manuscripts, photographs and
museum materials relating to
Nebraska and the West. As it
approaches its 75th year of active
service to the people of Nebraska,
it has under construction a build
ing of its own to house the state’s
historical records. That building,
to be completed during 1953, is
located at 15th and R streets in
Lincoln, just east of the Univer
sity’s Student Union. When com
pleted, it will embody the latest
in design and construction, and
will enable the society for the
first time in its long existence,
to interpret adequately the story
of Nebraska.
Mother Mathilde
Dies at Lynch —
LYNCH—Mother M. Mathilde,
formerly of Our Lady of Lourdes
' hospital at Norfolk and former
mother general of the Order of
Missionary Benedictine Sisters,
died about 11 o’clock Sunday
morning at Sacred Heart hos
i pital, Lynch. She had suffered a
i lingering illness.
Mother Mathilde "was mother
general from 1933 to 1947 and was
prioress of the order’s North
American province from 1947 un
til September when she went
from Norfolk to Lynch.
It was largely through her per
sistancy that the new Our Lady
of Lourdes hospital was built at
Funeral services were conduct
ed Tuesday morning at Sacred
Heart Catholic church, Norfolk.
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Thursday, October 16
Family Night
Thrilling action off the Korean
Starring William Holden, Nan
cy Olson, William Bendix, Don
Taylor. The most daring naval
rescue raid of our time! The
story of the U.S. submarine “Ti
ger Shark” in action off Korea.
Scenes never before filmed!
Family Night—83c. tax 17c, Tot,
Arm. 42c, plus tax 8c, To
tal 50c. Children 10c, plus tax 2c,
Total 12c
Fri. & Sat. Oct. 17-18
Randolph Scott in Warner Bros/
Color by technicolor with Lu
cille Norman, Raymond Massey.
He comes tearing in with a gun
and a grin to carve a new notch
in the silver belt of Nevada! . . .
and it’s time for the fireworks.
Admission 42c, plus tax 8c, total
50c. Children 10c. plus 2c tax, to
tal 12c. Children und^r 12 free,
when accompanied Dy parent.
Matinee Saturday 2:30
Sun„ Mon. & Tues.. Oct. 19-20-21
Alan Ladd, Lizabeth Scott, Ar
thur Kennedy, John Ireland in
Hall Wallis’ production—
Color by technicolor. Ladd
crams it with excitement—na
ture crowns it with magnifi
cence! Red mountain, stained by
the blood of the West’s greatest
heroes! One of the frontier’s epic
adventures brings one of the
greatest action spectacles to the
Adm. 42c, plus tax 8c, Total 50c_
Matinee Sunday 2:30. Adm. 42c,
tax 8c, total 50c. Children 10c,
plus tax 2c, Total 12c. Children
under 12 free when accompanied
by parent
Wed. & Thurs. Oct. 22-23
Family Nights
Universal-International presents
Bud Abbot and Lou Costello,
costarring Mitzi Green, Tom
Ewell. Mush! . . . They’re off
through the slush . . . with a
brand new load of fun!
Adm. 42c, plus tax 8c, Total 50c
Children 10c. plus 2c tax. Total
12c. Children under 12 free when
accompanied by parent.
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