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Volume 72.—Number 25. O’Neill, Nebr., Thursday, October 23, 1952. Seven Cents.
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Cancer Kills Father;
Mother of 3 Has Polio
‘Messiah’ to Be Sung
Again by Chorus
Initial Rehearsal Next
George Frederick Handel’s fa
mous oratorio, “The Messiah,”
again will be presented by the
O’Neill Civic chorus under the
direction of Charles B. Houser.
Sunday, December 14, is the
tentative date set for the presen
tation in the O’Neill public school
Last year’s performance by
the civic group was well receiv
ed. The O’Neill public school,
D. E. Nelson, superintendent, and
St. Mary’s academy, Sister M.
Antonella, principal, will furnish
rehearsal rooms, musical equip
ment and production personnel.
James G. Bastian, jr., again
will be accompanist and also
will assist Sister M. Flores, chor
al director at St. Mary’s academy,
who will serve as choral adviser
to Mr. Houser.
This year it is planned to
have soloists for all four of the
solo parts. However, announce
ment of this year's soloists will
await further arrangements.
Members of the chorus and all
who are interested in becoming
members will hold their first
meeting on Wednesday evening,
October 29, at 7:30 p.m., in the
music room at the public school.
Candidates are urged to bring
their “Messiah” books because,
in addition to deciding upon a
permanent night to hold rehear
sals, the group is going to sing.
Mr. Houser wishes to extend
an invitation to all persons in
the O’Neill area who like to sing
to join the chorus. He especially
stresses “liking” and “wanting”
to sing, as these two factors are
important in successful choral
Child, 2l/2, Escapes
2%:-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
John Dvorak, who reside two
miles south of Atkinson, escaped
serious injury Wednesday after
noon, October 15.
He had accompanied his father
and his brother to a neighbor’s
place. Mr. Dvorak thought little
Michael had gone into the house
when the father climbed aboard
the pickup truck to move it. In
stead, Michael had crawled undei
the machine and was" resting.
“The boy was ‘pinched’ out of
the way,” the father explained,
and, was not seriously hurt.
The child was taken to the At- 1
kinson hospital to be treated for
a bruised head and shoulders.
He emerged from the hospital
the following day with plenty of
Rural Pupils and
Patrons ‘Fix - It’
REDBIRD—Mrs. Willa Scholl
meyer and pupils of the Redbird
school purchased paint, cement,
hooks and lathe, from program
money and sponsored a “fix-it”
day Saturday at the school.
Several patrons came to help
and as a result the playground
equipment was repaired and
painted white, also the entryway
of the schoolhouse.
A cement walk was made and
screens were built and painted
for the rest rooms.
Gather for Breakfast —
The men of First Presbyterian,
church were breakfast guests of
the pastor Sunday morning in ob
servance of men’s day in the
church. Breakfast was served in
the church basement. The men
adjourned to the manse for a dis
The morning worship was led
by the men with most of the men
seated in the choir loft. The em
phasis of the service was “Na
tional Missions in our Church.”
D. E. Nelson spoke on “150 Years
of National Missions in America,”
H. D. Clauson spoke on the sub
ject “75 Years of National Mis
sions in Alaska,” and the pastor
closed with brief remarks con
cerning our “50 Years of Nation
al Missions in Cuba, the Dom
inican Republic and Puerto Ri
R. G: Shelhamer presided at
the service, John Harbottle led
the responsive reading, L. B.
Price offered the prayer of con
fession, William Artus read the
Scripture, and the morning pray
er was offered by George Robert
son. Organist for the service
was Charles B. Houser and spe
cial music was furnished by a
quartette composed of Messrs.
H. D. Clauson, James Bastian, C.
E. Yantzi and Samuel Lee. Can
dlelighters for the service were
Jane Petersen and Svlvia Harder
and ushers were J. H. Patterson
and C. E. Jones.
Annual Grade School
Masquerade Planned —
The annual P-TA of the O’Neill
public school will sponsor its an- j
nual grade school Hallowe’en
masquerade party on Friday, Oc
tober 31, at 7:30 p.m., at the pub
lic school auditorium. Fun and
refreshments are planned.
Prizes will be given to the best
characters in the following
groups: Best bride, funniest, his
torical, best couple, most spooky,
most original, most beautiful,
best comic strip, girl as boy, boy
as girl, best animal, vegetable, In
dian, tramp. 1
Mr. and Mrs. Fora Knight drove
to Gross Sunday to visit their
daughter. Mrs. Ted Loukota, and
Mr. Loukota. 1
S> - I
LYNCH—Word from Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Courtney, sr., who
are in Natik, Mass., near Boston,
states that their duaghter, Mrs.
Lucille Fultz, who is suffering
with polio in a Boston hospital,
is still paralyzed but that she
is showing improvement. How- 1
ever, their son-in-law, Jack Fultz,
had passed away early Friday
morning, a victim of cancer.
Mr. Fultz had been under a
doctor’s care the past three years
but only recently had been tak
en to a Boston hospital. The
Courtney’s will remain in the east
to care for the three small Fultz
Boy Will Bear Name
of Deceased Father
Within the span of 12 months
much has happened in the life
of the former Opal Schattenkirk
of Grand Island.
She met and married Marine
Private Donald D. Miner, who
was an O’Neill bus driver be
fore entering the service. Pri
vate Miner was killed in action
in Korea in September—Holt
county’s first fatality in the Ko
rean conflict. Sunday she be
came the mother of a baby boy
bom in a Grand Island hospital.
She has named her son Don
ald Dale, jr.
Burial Tuesday for
Paul T. Schultz
• ATKINSON—Paul T. Schultz,
75, a barber in Atkinson for
more than a half-century, died
Sunday, October 19, in Atkinson
Memorial hospital. Funeral ser
vices were conducted Tuesday
afternoon from the funeral chap
el here with Rev. E. G. Hughes,
Methodist church pastor, offici
The late Mr. Schultz was born i
at Parkersburg, la., on July 23,
1877, a son of Erwin G. and Marie
He came to Atkinson in 1898
where he married Minnie
Blackmere in 1909. She died in
In 1921 he married Sadie J.
McGreath. To this union four
children were bom.
He had the reputation here of
being a great lover of outdoor
sports and had numerous fishing
and hunting partners.
Survivors include: Widow;
sons—Paul T., jr., Elvon and Er
win; daughter — Mrs. Lavon.
Buzard; brother—Fred; sister —
Mrs. Helen Simar, and four
One brother, Will, died in 1945.
3 Churches Plan
Joint Benefit Sale
CHAMBERS— Three churches
will conduct a joint benefit auc
tion on Wednesday, October 29,
at the M. F. Gribble ranch, locat
ed five miles east and one mile
south of Chambers. The partici
pating churches are Bethany
Presbyterian, Chambers Metho
dist and Amelia Methodist.
Parishoners are consigning
personal property to their re
spective churches. Cattle will be
sold for the benefit of each
The old Bethany church build
ing, 24 x 36 ft., will be auction
ed. A new church is in the final
phases of construction. A similar
auction was conducted a year
ago for the benefit of Bethany
church. Chambers State bank
will clerk; Col. Ed Thorin of O’
Neill will be auctioneer. (See de
tails in advertisement on page 5.)
Dies in Nevada
Mrs. Martin Hurley of Stewart,
Nev., the former Clara Hopkins
of O’Neill, died Saturday at Reno,
Mrs. Hurley was the sister of
Omaha Postmaster John Hopkins,
who flew to Nevada to attend the
funeral, and of Frank Hopkins of
Otner survivors: brother •—
Tom, Los Angeles, Calif.; sisters
—Mrs. Tom Martin, Houston,
Tex.; Mrs. Arthur Hires of Bloom
field, and Mrs. Ed Manning of Elk
Mrs. Hurley, a widow, had been
a government employe in Nevada
for many years.
Completes 5 Months
with Seventh —
EMMET—Sgt. Harold F. Win
kler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Winkler of Emmet, recently com
pleted five months active service
in Korea with the Seventh infan
Since making the amphibious
landing at Inchon in the fall of
1950, the Seventh has fought in
every sector of the Korean pen
insula, including the dash to the
Sergeant Winkler, a section
chief in battery C, 31st field ar
tillery battalion, entered the army
in September. 1950.
In civilian life, he was engaged
FFA Members in
Hfvrack Ride —
The FFA members and their
guests enjoved a hayrack ride on
Friday night. The group and
+heir sponsors drove to the E. L.
Miner farm for a weiner roast on
thi° banks of the river.
Louis Move** furnished the hay
rack and E. L. Miner supplied a
tractor, hayrack and a cabling
Mr. and Mrs. James Kelly and
Mrs. Tua Wolfe drove to Sioux
City Wednesday on business.
Banks Fighting at
Front 9 Months;
Details Not Known
A 19-year-old O’Neill soldier
who has been up front in Korea
for the past nine months has
been reported wounded in ac
tion, according to an announce
ment made Tuesday by the de
Sgt. Orville Banks, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Sam Banks, was wound
ed, the telegram said, but did not
furnish details on the extent of
The young O'Neill man en
listed 18 months ago and was
assigned lo the field artillery.
His brother, James, while serv
ing in Germany during World
War II, was shot through the
Orville attended O’Neill public j
school and worked at odd jobs
here prior to his enlistment.
Leveled by Fire
ATKINSON — Two outbuild
ings on the Chet Anderson farm,
six miles southeast of Atkinson,
were destroyed by fire about
8:30 o’clock Monday morning.
Mr. Anderson was away and
she and her children were suc
cessful in removing fuel barrels
from the fuel house before it
was destroyed. The roof of the
house caught afire but Atkinson
rural firemen managed to save
Help was slow in arriving be
cause the Andersons did not
have a telephone.
Charles Arthur Gilkison, 29
year-old Inman man, died Mon
day in University hospital, Om
aha, a few hours after being ad
mitted to the hospital. He had
been ill, however, for three days.
Funeral services will be con
ducted at 10 o’clock Friday
morning from the Biglin Broth
ers funeral chapel with Rev. R.
W. Olson, Christ Lutheran church
pastor, officiating. Pallbearers
will be Thomas Slattery, Emil
Slattery, Fred Timmerman, Ray
Noble, Clyde Van Every and
The late Mr. Gilkison was
bom at Moorcroft, Wyo., Novem
ber 12, 1922. He married Letha
Caroline Stoffer at Hardin,
Mont., on January 9, 1944.
He came to Holt county three
years ago and has been employ
ed as a ranch hand.
Survivors include: Widow; son
—James Arthur; daughters—Lin
da Lou, Charlene Anne and San
dra Kay; mother—Mrs. Emma
Gilkison; brothers — Milo of
Gillette, Wyo., and Clarence of
~ . 'r
4 New Members
in Angus Group
The Holt County Aberdeen
Angus Breeders’ Association held
their annual meeting Tuesday
evening, October 21, in Harry Res
sel’s office in the courthouse an
nex building. Four new mem
bers were accepted into the asso
ciation; Frank Beelaert and son,
James Corkle, Louis Bartos and
The following officers were
elected for the next year: Ray
Siders, president; Harry Ressel,
vice-president; Freeman Knight,
secretary-treasurer, and E. L.
It was voted to award plaques
to winners in the local 4-H and
FFA shows if the winners are of
the Angus breed. By an unani
mous vote the association agreed
to join the Nebraska Aberdeen
Angus Breeders’ association. To
the knowledge of the officers of
the Holt association, this is the
only association in the state
whose members are also members
of the state organization.
165 Attend Band
EWING—Over 165 persons at
tended the dinner given at the
Ewing public school on Monday
evening sponsored by the Band
Mothers’ club. Serving began at
6 o’clock and continued until 8.
During the dinner music was fur
ished by members of the Ewing
high school band in instrumental
and vocal solos and numbers by
the trumpet trio. The girls of the
band were the waitresses for the
The dinner was one of a series
of projects which the Band
Mothers’ club of 26 members has
sponsored to raise funds for the
purchase of new uniforms. Sam- i
pie uniforms were shown and
The Ewing band has 27 mem
bers. Their director is Paul Coop
er, head of the music department
in the Ewing school.
Sergeant Banks ... Extent of
injuries not known. (Story at
PLAN PICKING BEE
A cornpicking bee will be held
at the farm of John Tenborg
today (Thursday). The farm is lo
cated 4 miles north and lVt miles
west of Emmet. Mr. Tenborg is
hospitalized in Omaha and is ex
pected to remain there for an
Held at Chambers
Native of Iowa Dies
were conducted Monday, Octo
ber 20, at the Chambers Metho
dist church for John Wesley
Wintermote, 79, who died Friday
at his home.
The rites were in charge of Rev.
L. R, Hansberry. A quartette
composed of Stanley Lambert,
Mrs. Letha Cook, Mrs. Ralph
Hoffman and Ernest Farrier sang
“The Old Rugged Cross,” “In
the Garden’' and “The City Four
Square..” Mrs. Lela Corcoran
was pianist. Pallbearers were
Orville Kellar, Louis Harley,
Ralph Hoffman, Ray Hoffman,
Hylas Farrier Keith Sexton, Eric
Dankert and Ed Eisenhauer.
Burial was in the Chambers
cemetery under the direction of
Biglin Brothers of O’Neill.
The late John Wesley Win
termote, son of John and Mar
tha Wintermote, was born July
11, 1873, near Ashgrove, la. He
was united in marriage to C.ara
Belle Dorothy at Chambers on
March 16, 1898.
Survivors include: Widow; 1
daughters—Mrs. Edith Cook of
Chambers, Mrs. Ida Howard of
Oakland, Calif., Mrs. Zetta
Baughn of Brookings, Ore., and
Miss Dorothy Eula Wintermote of
Medford, Ore.; son—Guais of
Chambers; eight grandchildren,
and 10 great-grandchildren.
One son, Charles Wesley, died
As a young man, Mr. Winter
mote united with the Methodist i
church in Iowa. Not long after
coming to Nebraska he united
with the Kellar Presbyterian
church and remained a member
for more than half a century.
Because of advanced age and
road conditions last January, he
transferred membership to the
Methodist church in Chambers.
Bell Takes Rate
Matter to Court
The Northwestern Bell Tele
phone company has taken action
to meet a situation created by
the state railway commission’s
order last week dismissing with
out hearing the company’s Aug
ust 13 application for increased
The company appealed to the
state supreme court to set aside
the dismissal and require the
commission to consider the com
pany’s rate application. TTie com
pany also applied to the commis
sion for temporary rates, which
would be collected under bond to
In commenting on the action,
L. O. Arstad of Omaha, Nebraska
general manager for the com
“The rate increase applied for
in June, 1951, was not authorized
until January, 1952. Since then
costs have continued to rise and
increased wage expenses incurred
as the result of a new contract
in August made an immediate
“The commission summarily
denied us a hearing on this ap
plication, even though our pres
ent cost levels, including higher
wage expenses, are much above
those of a year ago. Those are the
levels on which the January or
der was based. We are now earn
ing substantially less than the
commission considered reason
able in that order; therefore, we
are asking for rates which will
afford only minimum temporary
Mr. and Mrs. Bert DeGroff at-.
tended the DeGroff family re
union at Orchard Sunday held in
honor of Donald DeGroff, who left
Monday morning as a selective
service inductee. The gathering
was held in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. George Krutz. There were
Mr. and Mrs. John Parkins ■
and Bobby of Omaha are spend
ing the week wltn Mr. Parkins’
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Tours Ancestral Village in N. Y.
By FLORENCE LINDSEY
AMELIA— The pages of his
tory recently were turned back
for Mrs. Mamie Sammons, who is
visiting her granddaughter, Mrs.
Margie Ann (Sammons) Robak
and family at Endicott, N.Y.
They paid a visit to Sammons
ville, N.Y., the ancestral' village
of the Sammons family and for
whom the town was named.
Mrs. Sammons was not aware
there were any of the family still
there. But upon inquiring from
a storekeeper, they located the
Corn at Deloit
Dust Pneumonia Hits
Farmers in Holt and Boyd
counties are busily picking corn.
The yield varies from 70- to 80
bushels per acre in the Clearwater
and Deloit regions to no corn at
all in the Middlebranch vicinity,
where hail and lack of moistura
ganged up on a dozen luckless
Dryness in the Deloit area re
stricted yields but showers at
critical times during July and Au
gust helped develop some of the
best com in the history of the
Meanwhile, the annual fall run
on calves and yearlings is reach
ing its oeak at the O’Neill, Ew
ing, Atkinson, Butte and other
Lyle P. Dierks, who travels ex
tensively in the Holt, Bovd and
Wfyeeler counties, said Wednes
day there is considerable calf
sickness attributed t o “dust
| Chambers WSCS Marks
12th Anniversary —
CHAMBERS—The 12th birtn
day anniversary of the WSCS was
i neid in the Methodist church last
Thursday with 54 ladies register
ing. Mrs. Sexton, the vice-presi
dent, was in charge of the entire
program. Mabel Robertson had
charge of the candle service. The
12 candles were lit by past presi
dents. Each candle represented
a year of the organization of the
WSCS. The project of each year
was given as each candle was
lighted. A committee served
lunch in the basement where
four tables where decorated to
represent the four seasons of the
On October 30, at 2 p.m., “The
day of prayer and prayer and
self denial week” will be ob
served in the Methodist church.
Honored on Anniversary—
Susie Stone, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. C. H. Stone, was hon
ored on her second birthday an
niversary Wednesday afternoon.
Those present were: Mrs. Ivan
Cone, Mrs. Joel Lyman, Peggy
and Sharon, Mrs. Marion Cava
naugh, Mrs. Leo Culhane, Steve
and Larry, Mrs. Lyle Green and
Louetta, Mrs. Gene Schmeichel
and Jimmy, and Fred, jr., and |
Eonnie Ashby. The children
spent the afternoon playing and
the adults visited. Mrs. Stone j
served a lunch of birthday cake,
ice cream and cool ade.
Mrs. Mullen Hostess —
Mrs. Homer Mullen enter
tained the Delta Dek and Martez
clubs at a dinner at the M&M
cafe. Following the dinner the
group returned to the home of
Mrs. Mullen and spent the eve
ning playing bridge. Tne win
ners were Mrs. C. J. Gatz, Mrs.
H. J. Lohaus and Mrs. Ira Moss.
A shuffle board league was
organized October 10 by Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Appleby, Mr. and Mrs
Hugh Benson, Mr. and Mrs. Tod
Hamilton and the American Le
gion. Each member has furnished
a team for the league. The play
ing will begin the first week in
A Wilber boy entered a bean
guessing contest, then returned
and decided to change his guess.
He correctly guessed the number
of bean the first time, but fin
ished out of the running on the
running on the second.
Marks Anniversary —
Joseph McCarville III, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McCarville,
jr., was honored on his fifth birth
day anniversary Wednesday af
ternoon. A group of 10 boys and
girls spent the afternoon playing
games and later were served a
lunch by Mrs. McCarville.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Parkins
drove to Norfolk Saturday on ,
families of Ernest and Gardner
Sammons. Both men, now in
their late 70’s, were the fourth
generation of the Sammons liv
ing in their respective homes.
They visited the family burial
ground where an ancient cannon
guarded the graves of Col. Sim
eon Sammons, a colonial war of
ficer, and several other members
of the family who served in the
Revolutionary and Civil wars
There was a huge monument
erected in their memory.
The Robaks and Mrs. Sammons
have toured New York City, vis
Holt Rodeo Roper
Back from Garden
CHAMBERS—Bud Steele, a
thin 21-year-old freckle-faced
redhead from Oklahoma, pass
ed through Holt county Tues
day night enroute to his native
state after a whirl around the
nation’s rodeo circuit.
Young Steele, who copped
some of the money at this
year’s Holt rodeo staged in
conjunction with the annual
fair, Saturday finished a
month’s competition at the big
show—Madison Square Gar
den, New York City.
He said entrance there cost
about one thousand dollars,
including expenses. Young
Steele, who is single, says his
next performance will be at
the state prison rodeo in Texas
—the finale for the season.
Steele said Holt county's
own Joe Cavanaugh is “one of
the best radio announcers in the
business.” Cavanaugh was hurt
recently at the Ak-Sar-Ben in
Omaha when a bull tramped
him against a fence. Cava
naugh suffered a broken shoul
der and a bad facial gash. He
was an O’Neill and Chambers
visitor over the weekend.
Steele continued on south by
! auto Wednesday morning.
Dr. Guy P. Slaughter, veteran
Norfolk physician and surgeon
and a specialist in obstetrics, this
week began practicing in O’Neill.
His wife, Dr. Pauline Slaugh
ter, a pediatrician, will remain
at Norfolk for the present until
their offices there are closed.
The unique man and wife med
ical combination will maintain
offices in the Clauson building
near the bus depot here. The of
fices, however, will not be open
ed for another week or 10 days.
The Slaughters are the parents
of five children who will enter
... . . .
The Catholic Daughters of
America staged a potluck supper
Tuesday night followed by an in
stallation of officers: Mrs. Frank
Clements, grand regent; Mrs. M.
A. Schelkopf, vice-grand regent;
Mrs. Delbert Robertson, prophet
ess; Miss Donna Davis, lecturer;
Miss Kathleen Warneke, historian;
Mrs. Russel Moler, financial sec
retary: Miss Agnes Claire Hickey,
treasurer, and Miss Mary Jo
Hynes, monitor; Mi-ss Margaret
Judge, sentinal, and Mrs. L. A.
The two new trustees are Mrs.
James Kelly and Nora Mullen.
The two state officers in charge
of the installation were Mrs. Zora
Owens of Norfolk, state monitor,
and Ona Dostal of Creighton, dis
An initiation of the candidates
that were admitted to the order
followed. The candidates were:
Mrs;. Rosemary Borg, Mrs. E. M.
Jarman, Mrs. Ed Etherton, Mrs.
Joe Cunningham, Miss Florence
Porter, Mrs. T. Harrington, Mrs.
Charles Boyle, Miss Alyce Kath
erine Boyle, Miss Mary Head,
Mrs. George Head, Mrs. Matt
Hynes, Mrs. Jack Everitt, Mrs.
S. Bertolini, Mrs. Joe Sobotka,
Mrs. Dorothy Socha, Mrs. Ed
Dumpert, Mrs. Richard Perry and
Mrs. Jerry Spittler.
Very Rev. Timothy O’Sulli
van and Rev. Kenneth Carl were J
present at the supper.
3 Alarms —
O’Neill firemen were sum
moned at 4:10 p.m., Sunday to
extinguish a grass fire at the
fairgrounds. Several residences
in the northeast section of the
city were threatened.
Monday about 1:10 p.m. a grass
fire threatened Corkle’s Ware
house near the Burlington rail
Tuesday morning about 8:15
o’clock, the department was sum
moned to the Hogancamp cabins
in East O’Neill. A magazine ig
nited near a stove.
ited Niagara Falls and are plan
ning a trip to Washington, D.C.,
in the near future.
The Blair Enterprise reports
that October is really a month for
special “observations.” The En
terprise counted 17 special “ob
servations” ranging from national
newspaper week to donut week,
posture week and save the horse
Frontier for printing . . prompt
Students to Gather
Monday, October 27, will be
Cornhuskers boys’ and girls’
county government day in Holt
Elective “officers” from nine
high schools will convene here
for another all-day practical les
son in civics, under the auspices
of the American Legion.
Registration and filing of “cer
tificates of election” will take
place at 9 a.m. in the office of
County Clerk Ruth Hoffman.
Thereafter each student will re
port to his or her respective
At the general assembly,
scheduled at 9:50 a.nu, Lau
rence Hamik of the Stuart Le
gion post will preside. John
R. Gallagher of O'Neill will
make a brief statement of pur
pose of the county government
movement, and County Judge
L. W. Reimer will administer
the oath of office.
A lunch will be provided at
noon. Invitation will be extend
ed by Mrs. Axel Borg, president
of the Simonson post auxiliary.
At 10:40 the youthful “officers”—
all members of junior classes in
their respective schools—will re
port to their proper offices.
Lunch will be served from 11:45
a.m., until 12:50 p.m.
The afternoon—until 3:30—
will be spent in the various of
fices. A roundtable discussion
will follow in the courtroom, Mr.
Hamik presiding. Commander A.
W. Carroll of Simonson post w;!l
extend an appreciation of par
ticipation, and dismissal will
follow at 4:40 p.m.
A prize will be awarded by
Simonson post for the best report
of the day. Entries must be re
ceived by January 1.
O’Neill public school juniors
picked the following “officers”:
Warren Seger, supervisor; Kay
Hogancamp, clerk of the district
court; Lyle Davis, sheriff; Mar
ilyn Fetrow, clerk; George Kil
coin, treasurer; Larry Chase,
assessor; Larry McConnell, sur
veyor; Patricia DeBolt, superin
tendent; Marjorie Norman,
judge; Evalyn Asher, register of
deeds; Russell Miner, veterans
service officer; Harold Dexter,
agricultural agent; Esther Kaiser,
welfare agent, and Carol Seger,
St. Mary’s academy “officers”
are: Shirley Steele, clerk; Patty
Bauer, clerk of district court;
Joan Langan, register of deeds;
Catherine Christon, treasurer;
Bette Mahony, sheriff; Emile
Verzani, attorney; Tom Langan,
assessor; Dick Graham, judge;
Patty Judge, Jim Schmitz, La
vonno Ackerman, supervisors;
George Tomlinson and Patty
Gran have tied for superintend
In a straw vote for president of
the United States, the outcome
was General Eisenhower 88, and
Governor Stevenson 53.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bartos, jr.,
and Robert Evans returned early
Friday morning from Glenrock,
Wyo., where they had been deer
hunting. Mr. and Mrs. Everett
Siders of Glenrock, brother and
sister-in-law of Mrs. Bartos, ac
companied them on the trip. The
group went out Wednesday morn
ing at 7 o’clock and returned at
1 pm., each member having
bagged his game. Mr. and Mrs.
Bartos brought back a doe and a
five^point buck and Mr. Evans
a two-point buck.
Observe Anniversary —
Karen Ann, daughter of Mt\
and Mrs. John Gilstrap, was hon
ored on her fourth birthday an
niversary Thursday afternoon by
a party at the home of her par
ents. A small group of young
sters were present. She received
many gifts. Cake and ice cream
ivas served by Mrs. Gilstrap.
Special Wire for Election Parties
The “Voice of the Frontier”
special events unit in coopera
tion with radio station WJAG
^780 k. c.); Simonson post 93 of
the American Legion and the
Town House will provide special
wire coverage of election news
on the night of November 4.
WJAG will leave the air at 6
p.m., the usual time on election
oight. But a special staff will
be on duty until the early hours
of the morning editing and an
nouncing the election returns,
between anouncements dozens of
recordings will be played.
The program will be “piped”
bv special wire to the “Voice of
The Frontier” studios. From here
it will be relayed to the Legion
club and to the Town House
where the program will be heard,
crystal-clear, through public ad
dress systems. “The Voice’ will
fill in the Holt county election
WJAG is a daytime station and,
of course, will not be audible af
ter 6 p.m.
Other outlets for the election
night special wire facilities are
being considered for Atkinson,
Bassett and Ainsworth, all relayed
through The Frontier’s studios.
The Frontier staff will handle
election inquiries on the tele
phone for persons outside range
of the public address system net
The sDecial wire service will be
gin at 7 p.m., and continue un
til at least 1 a.m.
Tune In! Voice of The Fron
tier” . . Mon., Wed., Sat., 9:45 a.m.
Paul Nicholsen, 17,
Dies in Iron Lung
in G.I. Hospital
SPENCER—The community off
fSpencer has recorded its second
.1)0110 death in the current epi
demic—a tragedy that will not
soon be forgotten.
Paul Nicholsen, 17, a senior in
Spencer high school, died Fri
day in St. Francis hospital,
Grand Island, where he had bees\
a patient three days.
Exactly one week before •
schoolmate. Ardeth Lore* Loock.
16. daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Albert Loock. died in Grand!
Island. She was Boyd county'*,
first infantile paralysis fatality.
Young Nicholsen, son of Mrs.
Robert Hamilton, was taken to
Grand Island on October 14
along with James Hambeck, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hambeck.
Two days later, Miss Darlene Pro
kop, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Jerome Prokop, was hospitalized
at Grand Island—also a victim of
the same disease. Meanwhile,
Bernard Holmberg, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Holmberg, has been
admitted to a Sioux City hospi
tal to receive treatment for polio
and a Clyde boy, son of a Spencer
teacher, was taken Monday to
The Horn berg boy, a junior, had •
been a pallbearer at. the Loock
Hospital attendants say Ham
bek will recover. He has been
on his feet during the past few
days but is partially paralyzed.
The Prokop girl is reported “im
proved” and she will recover. The
Holmberg boy’s condition also is
“improved.” The Clyde boy’s
case is regarded as "mild.”
Spencer is a desolate town
while the polio epidemic runs its
course. The school has been
closed until Monday, October 27.
The theater closed down Satur
day night and the locks were vol
untarily latched on the soft* drink
and lunch establishments usually
frequented by the high school
Only a handful of young stu
dents were in attendance at the
Nicholsen funeral because of fear
of spread of the disease.
Held Tuesday —
SPENCER — Funeral services
for Paul Nicholsen, 17, Boydf
county’s second polio fatality for
the year, were conducted Tuesday
afternoon from the Methodist
church. Rev. Marjorie Johnson,
church pastor, officiated and
burial was in Union cemetery un
der the direction of the Jones fu
The youth was born at Spencer
June 23, 1936, a son of Mr. and
Mrs. Ralph Nichojsen. His moth
er, Dilas Nicholsen, later married
Survivors include: Mother —
Mrs. Robert Hamilton; father—
Ralph Nicholsen; stepfather —
Robert Hamilton; half-brother—
Roger Hamilton, and a Spencer
woman, Mollie Petersen, with *
whom the boy and his mother
made their home for a number of
years. Paul affectionately called
Mrs. Petersen “grandmother,” al
though there was no relationship.
Members of the senior class,
to Get Braces —
ATKENSON — Duane Braasch,
17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth
Braasch, who live northeast of
here, will be fitted for braces
within several weeks. He has
been a polio suffeaer for six
weeks in a Grand Island hos
Young Braasch, who had been
helping his father, first com
plained of a backache. Paralysis
set in and he was taken to Grand
Island from the Atkinson hos
He will be fitted for full-length
leg and a back brace. His sister,
Mrs. Gerald Kissack, and her hus
band, Mr. Kissack, of Rodondo
Beach, Calif., visited him Tues
day at the hospital.
Miss Lois Givens, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Givens of
Stuart, who followed the Braasch
youth by a few hours into ther
hospital, is “improving.”’ She
will wear a brace on one leg.
Mrs. Donald Clyde
to Hospital —
Mrs. Donald Clyde, 36, wife of r
an O’Neill businessman, Tuesday*
was taken to St. Francis hospital,1,
Grand Island, a sufferer of in -
She had not been feeling well
for several days, her husband
said. On Friday a doctor was.
One leg and foot are affected
by the paralysis, Mr. Clyde said.
Mrs. Clyde is the former Irene
PAUL HENRY HERE
Paul Henry of Estes Park, Colo.,
spent the weekend her evisiting
his sister, Mrs. John Harbottle.
Mr. Henry, a former resident of
O Neill, is enroute to Phoenix
Ariz., where he spends his win
. Mr. and Mrs. D. D. DeBolt were
in Norfolk Sunday visiting Mrs.
Re Bolts sister. Mrs. Gerald
lowle, and family.
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