The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, May 14, 1953, SECTION 1, Image 1

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Volume 73. Number 1. O’Neill, Nebraska, Thursday, May ^ 1933. Seven Cents.
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68 Seniors in City’s
Schools to Graduate
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Thorpe, Nebraska ‘U’
Educator, to Speak
to OHS Class of ’53
Thirty-six 1953 O’Neill high
school seniors will hear a com
mencement address entitled,
“Time Out,” by Dr. N. F. Thorpe
of the University of Nebraska
at commencement exercises at 8
p m., Tuesday, May 19, at the
school auditorium.
Selection of Doctor Thorpe as
the guest speaker was announc
ed this week by City School
Supt. D. E. Nelson.
Doctor Thorpe, who is director
of teacher training and associate
professor of secondary education
at the university and is principal
of the Teachers’ college prep
school, served three years in the
air force during World War II.
He graduated from Waco high
school, received his bachelor of
arts degree from Nebraska State
Teachers college at Peru, and
earned both his masters and doc
tor of philosophy degrees from
the University of Nebraska.
He has headed schools at Pan
ama, Weston, Silver Creek and
Wayne ever a period of 15 years.
The 1953 OHS seniors have
chosen the American beauty rose
as their class flower; blue and
white as class colors, and the
motto selected is: “Tonight we
launch. Where shall- we anchor?”
The 36 seniors are:
Margaret Aim, Ronnie Bazel
man, Joan Binkerd, Gary Buck
master, Robert Carroll, Pat
Clinkenbeard, Mary Lou Conard,
Eddie Davis, Darlene Dunkel
berger, David Eby, Norma Lou
Foreman, Larry Fox, Lyle Fox,
Chester Hicks, Jack Hollenbeck,
Priscilla Holsclaw, Galen Hull,
Mary Jane McClellan.
Lynn McKay, Leslie McKim,
Elma Neal, Ray E. Passieux,
Marlene Peterson, Doris Pier
son, Ed Price, Margaret Redd,
LaVonne Rieck, Elizabeth Schaf
fer, Mary Ann Schroder, Paul
Shelhamer, Glenna Strong, Ethel
Mae Summers, Marlene Waring,
Alice Young, Charles Porter, Ed
na Farris.
c Members of the eighth grade
class are:
Carol Ann Boies. Charlotte Es
tenson, Gordon Fox, Mardelle
Gaskill, Sylvia Harder, Ronald
Hasenpflug, Carole Johnson,
Mardelle Johnson, Merle Jones,
Alta Mae Lyons, Sharon Miner,
Skip McKenny, Kenneth McKim,
Lorna Marcellus, Gary Nelson.
Joyce Oetter, Laura Oetter,
James Reynoldson, Richard Shel- (
hamer, Janice Sipes, John Rmith; ;
Alice Sparks, Barbara Strong, '
Larry Young, Dona Jean Sum
mers, Willard Walton, Gerald
Wheeler, Arnold Wyant, Glenda
Warner, Helen Rakes.
The commencement program
includes the processional, “Tann
hauser,” by Wagner, as played
by the OHS band; invocation by
Rev. John Thomas, pastor of the
Church of Christ; vocal selec
tions, “May Day Carol,” an Eng
lish folk song by Taylor, and
“Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” as
sung by the girls’ octette.
Superintendent Nelson will
present the Fair and Square
club awards and eighth grade
diplomas. Elizabeth Schaffer will
be heard in a trombone solo,
“Morceau Symphonique,” b y
Principal Joel Lyman will
present scholarships, and Mary
Ann Schroder will be heard in a
vocal solo, “Without a Song,” by
Doctor Thorpe’s address will
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“The Three Trumpeteers,” by G.
Prof. Marvin Miller will pre
sent the class of 1953, there will
be the presentation of diplomas
after which Reverend Thomas
will offer benediction.
Music from “Tannhauser” will
provide the recessional march.
Reverend Smith
Baccalaureate Speaker—
Baccalaureate services will be
neld at 8 p.m., on Sunday, Maj
17, at the school auditorium with
Rev. W. B. Smith, pastor of First
Methodist church, delivering the
Elgar’s “Pomp and Circum
"" stance” music by Profs. James
Bastian and Charles B. Houser
Will provide the processional
followed by the invocation of
fered by Rev. Wayne A. Hall,
pastor of the Assembly of God
Music by the mixed chorus
will include “Let All the World
in Every Corner Sing,” by Rob
ertson, and “Praise the Name of
the Lord,” by Ivanoff.
Reverend Hall will offer bene
diction and “Pomp and Circum
stance” recessional music will
close the service.
Douglas Hired for
Water, Sewer Job
The city council in session
Tuesday evening engaged Don
Douglas of Benkelman to super
vise the municipal water, sewer
and electric services. He will
partially fill the job vacated by
L. C. Anderson, who was city
superintendent for the past three
years and has resigned effective
June 1.
The council expects to separate
the water - sewer - electric func
tions from the street department.
His duties will include mainten
ance of the water works, sewer
lift station, traffic signals and
street lighting.
Mr. Douglas is married and
has two children. He was reared
at Hageler and has -had munici
pal experience at Madison and
Benkelman. He will commence
here May 22.
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Rev. Alfred Hoesing
to Give Sermon at
St. Mary’s Service
The 1953 class of 32 St. Mary’s
academy seniors today enter
their final two weeks of gradua
tion activities.
The schedule includes:
Thursday, May 14—Ascension
(holy) day.
Friday, May 15—Picnic day.
Sunday, May 17—Alumni ban
quet, St. Mary’s gymnasium, Al
len Martin, toastmaster.
Wednesday, May 20 — May
queen crowning ceremonies.
(Mary Jo Mahoney is queen of
Wednesday, May 27—St. Pat
rick’s church, 10 a.m., Rev. Al
fred Hoesing of St. John’s
church, Deloit, will deliver the
Members of the class are:
Marilyn Beha, Jean Bosn, Ros
alie Boyle, Barbara Cleary, Ann
Connit of Clearfield, S.D., Rose
Corkle, Eddie Cuddy, DiAnn
DeBacker, Wayne Donohoe, Ger
lad Fahrenholz of Chambers.
James Fritton, Robert Fritton,
Marilyn Gallagher of Inman,
Virginia Gran of Gordon, Helen
Harty, Mary Ann Hickey.
Mary Virginia Hoffman, De
loris Jilg, Agnes Kocian of Bris
tow, Florence Lee of Brownlee,
Mary Jo Mahoney of Chambers.
Bill McElvain, Connie McGin
ley of Valentine, Sara Lou Moss,
Bonita Muff, Sophie Murphy of
Stuart, Frank Shefl, Gene Sulli
van, Rose Anne Underwood,
Jerry Wanser of Inman and Ma
ry Lou Wilson.
Polio Chapter
Spends $6,841.71
Reviews Activities of
Past Year
The Holt county chapter of
the National Foundation for In
fantile Paralysis in session Tues
day evening reviewed the
group's activities during the
past year. Fifteen members were
During the 12-months period
in 1952-1953, the polio receipts
in Holt county from all sources
amounted to $9,504.53. Expenses
for hospital care, therapy, braces
and doctor fees in behalf of polio
sufferers from the countv
amountea to $6,641.i x, leaving
a balance in the treasury of $2,
Officials expressed fervent
hope that another polio epidemic
will not strike this summer. The
treasury balance will form a
slight “cushion’’ in the event the
dreaded disease breaks out. Holt
was relatively fortunate with
regard to polio last season while
many midwest counties had nu
merous cases.
New officers are: Stanley Lam
bert of Ewing, chairman; John
H. McCarville of O’Neill, vice
chairman; Mrs. Lester Riege of
O’Neill, secretary; Miss Frances
Rotherham of Ewing, treasurer;
Rev. C. D. Ankney of Chambers,
Mrs. James McMahan of Inman
and Miss Alice French of O’
Neill, board members.
Mr. McCarville showed films
concerning “Gamma Globulin”
and a documentary, “Polio —
1952”. The meeting was held at
the Town House.
Frickel Dies;
Rites Friday
at Atkinson
Celia Farmer Stricken
Enroute Home from
Sioux City Hospital
ATKINSON— Conrad Frickel,
sr., retired Celia farmer who had
just completed construction of a
new home, died early Tuesday,
May 12, at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Allan Marquardt,
who resides north of Norfolk. He
had been a resident of the Celia
community 40 years.
The late Mr. Frickel, who was
over 70-years-old, had been hos
pitalized three weeks in Sioux
City and had spent three days
with Mrs. Marquardt prior to
returning to his home.
Funeral services will be
conducted at 2 pan.. Friday.
May 15. from the Presbyterian
church in Atkinson with Rev.
R. W. Olson of O'Neill, pastor
of Atkinson's Immanuel Luth
eran church, officiating. Burial
will be in Wood Lawn ceme
The late Mr. Frickel was a
member of Immanuel church.
He was born in Russia of
German-Russian parentage. He
married the former Maria Kath
erina Reiter at Kautz, Russia, on
November 28, 1898. They became
the parents of one daughter,
Mollie, before immigrating to the
The family settled in Lincoln
in 1905, coming to Holt county
in 1913. They became the par
ents of 10 children. Their fam
ily included a total of four sons
and six daughters. Mr. Frickel’s
first wife died May 20, 1934.
On April 8, 1947, he married
Bertha McMasters. The Frickels
had just completed their new
home, located 10% miles north
and one mile west of Atkuison.
Survivors include: Widow;
sons—Alec and Herman, both of
Atkinson, who reside on the
home place; Conrad and Victor,
also of Atkinson; daughters —
Mrs. C. L. (Mollie) Spalding of
Yoncalla, Ore., who had visited
her father here immediately be
fore his fatal illness; Mrs. Allan
Marquardt of Norfolk; Mrs. Ben
nett (Marie) Smith of Butte;
Mrs. Beryl (Paulina) Beck, Mrs.
George (Esther) Syfie, jr., and
Mrs. Leroy (Dorothy) Hoffman,
all of Atkinson.
Simon Bosn, Chicago & North
Western section foreman, re
ported sighting a red fox on
Tuesday, Mqy 5. He and James
Boyle were riding a section car
near the old Con Keyes farm
when they saw the full-grown
’53 Beauty Contest
Planned by Lions
The O’Neill Lions club again
this year will sponsor a beauty
contest among young O’Neill
Entries will be judged on
Tuesday evening, May 26, at a
banquet in Christ Lutheran
church basement, starting at 7
p.m., according to Lions Presi
dent Elgin Ray. At the same
time the Lions will entertain
their wives and lady friends as
11 Registrants
to Report on May 21
Eleven Holt county selective
service registrants have been or
dered to report for induction on
Thursday, May 21,
Raymond L. Luben, Harlan L.
Morsbach and Warren J. Galla
gher, all of Inman; Wayne W.
Radcliff and Carroll D. Marcel
lus, both of Stuart; Harold J.
Rotherham, Ivan O. Wright, Jim
G. Good and Donald E. Spahn,
all of Ewing; Gene W. Lierman
of Amelia, and Donald W.
Meusch of Spencer.
The following will report for
preinduction pnysical examina
tions on Monday, May 18:
Dale O. Jarvis, George J. Ra
mold, Donald J. Straka, Law
rence E. Engler, John R. Dobro
volny, John H. Osborne, Robert
D. Tushla and Donald D. Living
ston, all of Atkinsoin; Donald
D. Kloppenborg of Emmet; Rich
ard E. Tomlinson and John Car
ney, both of O’Neill; John D.
Langan of Spencer; Kenneth L.
Moore, Harold H. Nielsen and
Donald D. Lines, all of Inman;
James O. Ballantyne and Maur
ice E. Waring, both of Page; El
mer L. Schwager of Ewing, and
James J. Hamik of Stuart.
Thomas Dunn, 71,
Dies Suddenly
ATKINSON — Thomas Dunn,
sr., 71, veteran employee of the
Morgan hardware firm, died on
Tuesday afternoon. May 12.
Death came suddenly to the vet
eran of 37 years in the hardware
Funeral services will be con
ducted at 2 p.m., today (Thurs
day) from the Methodist church
with Rev. E. G. Hughes officiat
ing. Burial will be in Wood
Lawn cemetery. Pallbearers cho
sen are Gib Morgan, Roy Grif
fin, C. J. Prussa, Frank Deseive,
J. J. Carroll and George Vin
The late Mr. Dunn was born
February 8, 1882, in Atkinson, a
son of the late Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Dunn.
Survivors include: Widow;
sons—Thomas, jr., of Atkinson,
and William of Ft. Collins, Colo.;
daughter—Marie, of Ohio, who
reached Atkinson late Wednes
day to attend the rites.
‘How Much Is the Doggie in the Window?’
vvnen more tnan live hundred Holt county rural school pu
pils assembled in two groups and practiced singing recently, The
Frontier camera captured these interesting shots. Top panel shows
upper grade pupils from over 60 schools singing “How Much Is
That Doggie in the Window?'’ while Merton V. Welch of Norfolk
directs and roams up-and-down the aisle. Mrs. Etha Walters of
Chambers was in charge of the lower-grade pupils (below). The
choruses sang Wednesday at the eighth grade promotion exer
cises held here.—The Frontier Photo.
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"The Big Show" cast (above), composed of
Mrs. Harry Petersen's 1953 O'Neill public
school kindergarten class, provided rare enter
tainment for a thousand persons Friday night
with a circus that rivalled the big ones. Front
row (left-to-right): Dickie McKim. Douglas Thiel.
Dennis Thiel. Gary Harding, Jimmie Whaley,
Richard Hill, Donnie Loy, Gary Coulter. Clar
ence Farr, Francis Grenier. Lawrence Reynold
son. Larry Thornton. Gary Godel. Danny Gil
strap. Jimmie Van Every. Second row: Francis
Anderson, Sheryl Brady, Margie Colfack. Darla
Campbell, Donna Faye Taylor, Linda Wade, Pa
tricia Wilson, Jeanie Crabb, Terry Garharl, Arie
Miller. Rita Pease, Sandra Coenen. Third row:
David Neiman. Jonneth Anne Lee, Kathy Banks,
Linda Gildersleeve, Kenny Lieb, Evan Steele.
Wayne Wiley. Judy Booth, Linda Shelhamer,
Charles Hill. Mark Skulborstad. In swings:
Charlene Larson, Sandra Laursen, Karen Bartos
and Bonnie Tomlinson.—O'Neill Photo.
‘The Big Show’
Thrills Audience
By a Staff Writer
'Hiere was a big circus in O’
Neill Friday. And, in many re
spects, it was better than the
traditional circuses you read
One thousand persons gather
ed early to avoid a clash with
the “standing room only” sign
as the O’Neill public school kin
Other circus photos
on page 1 3
dergarten pupils provided a rare
one hour and 20 minute treat for
the audience.
Music and words for “The Big
Show” were written by Mrs.
Ralph Gerber of Lexington, wife
of a former pastor of First Pres
byterian church here.
The 43-member cast was
under the tutelage of Mrs.
Harry Pedersen, kindergarten
teacher. Stage settings and
props were colorful and elab
orate and rivalled the big ones
for details.
The junior band under the di
rection of Charles B. Houser
preceded the show with several
selections and provided appro
priate accompaniment for songs
and stage action.
The master-of-ceremonies was
Three clowns who wowed the audience were Richard
('Rickey") Hill, rope chmber, Donnie Loy and Gary Coulter._
O'Neill Photo Co.
Wayne Wiley, who announced <
each event with professional
poise. There were balloon sellers,
ticket and candy hawkers, clowns,
toy animals, gilded cages, cow
boys, Indians, trapeeze girls, a
fat lady, a bride and bridegroom,
a strong man, singers and what
have you.
An enthusiastic — if not dis
mayed — audience proclaimed
that “The Big Show” had all the
realism and thrills of the big
time big top.
Richard (“Rickie”) Hill, 6,
dressed as a clown, came out in
to the audience and promptly
shinnied up a rope that was
dropped from the ceiling. He
soared to the rafters while the
dumbfounded spectators gasped
and held their breath.
"Rickie'’ the clown prefers
to descend a rope headfirst,
but school authorities restrict
ed that by confining him to a
feet-first descent.
Following the performance a
kindergarten graduation rite
took place with Supt. D. E. Nel
son distributing diplomas. Mem
bers of the class presented a gift
to Mrs. Petersen.
Mothers of many of the chil
dren assisted backstage.
Attending the presentation
were Mrs. Gerber and her hus
band, who were overnight guests
in the William Artus home.
Visit parents—
Airman 2/c and Mrs. Charles
Marston, of Waco Tex., are visit
ing their parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Harden Anspach and Mr. and Mrs.
R. B. Marston, of Walnut, during
his 3 weeks furlough.
Ring Master Wayne Wiley
. . . proper poise and inflec
tions.—O'Neill Photo Co.
Bond Issue
at Stuart
Gets Okay
Vote Overwhelmingly
Favors 5-Classroom
Addition and Repairs
STUART—A record vote wa®>
cast Tuesday in Stuart where
voters went to the polls to over
whelmingly okay a 110 - thou
sand-dollar bond issue for build
ing an addition on the Stuarfc
Three hundred seventy - one
votes were cast in favor of the
bond issue, and 81 votes were
cast against the proposals. Elec
tion judges reported that four
ballots were spoiled and could
not be counted.
The proposal provided for the
construction of an addition to the
present building and also pro
vided for some repair on the new
portion of the present building.
The addition is to be a one-story
affair consisting of five new
classrooms, and office for the
superintendent and principal
and also for rest rooms in the
east wing.
Renovation of the old build
ing includes the establishment of
a work shop in the present base
ment, on the east side, and are
all-purpose room in the north
west comer of the basement.
Williamson Burial
Wednesday at Page o
PAGE—A retired Holt county
farmer, William Fremont Wil
liamson, 79, died suddenly about
10 a.m., Sunday, May 10, at his.
home in Page. He had not been
Funeral services were conduct
ed at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May
13, from the Biglin Brothers fu
neral chapel with Rev. George
Francis, pastor of the Page Wes -
leyan Methodist church, officiat
ing. Burial was in the Page
cemtery. Pallbearers were Sor
en Sorensen, Arnold Stewart,
Robert Gray, Vern Hunter, Don
Schneider and Lester Riege.
The laie Mr. Williamson was
born September 24. 1873. af
Della. Ga.. a son of William
F. and Frances Adams Wil
liamson. He farmed near Iona.
S.D.. before coming to Holt
county in 1931.
On December 6,1893, at Platte*
S.D., he married Celestine Eliz
abeth Leedom. They became the
parents of seven children.
Survivors include: Widow;
sons William L. of Sonoma,
Calif.; Lynn B. of Elgin, Ore.;
Harold R. of Stuart; and Joseph
L. of Hazelton, Ida.; daughters—
Mrs. I. O. (Florence) Wood of
Page and Mrs. Celestine Leach
of Bellingham, Wash.
One son, Reece E., died May'
24, 1936.
Gateway Motel
Opens May 18
The new Gateway Motel, ar.
elaborate 21-unit tourist court:
which has been under construc
tion several months at the east
edge of the city, will formally
open Monday, May 18, it was
announced this week by Mr. and
Mrs. Dick Tomlinson, owners.
An open - house visitors’ day
will be announced next week.
ATKINSON—A township lib
rary is in the making at Atkinson.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Weller have
offered to match, dollar-for-dollar,
contributions from residents of
the community. The offer is good
for 30 days.
Members of the library commit
tee estimate contributions fron
the public are needed in the
neighborhood of $1,500 or $2,000
With Weller’s matching of the
gifts, Atkinson will get a modem,
fireproof library building right
Bee Business Booms
Hybrid bees, like hybrid com,
are the going thing nowadays in
the bee industry.
Bees usually swarm between 9
a.m., and 1 p.m., and the swarm
ing fever overrides all other
ideas and swarming bees will
seldom sting.
A queen bee, the only female
with the necessary equipment,
can lay fertile eggs at will and
they’ll turn out to be drones or
These and other bee footnotes
were presented Monday evening
by Charles Beilin, who was a
guest at the regular monthly
meeting of the Chamber of Com
merce held at Slat’s cafe.
Mr. Beilin told Ihe members
that bees have been his hob
by and now the miniature in
dustry is keeping all members
of his family busy. The Beilins
have about 150 stands of bees,
which at this time of the year
count about seven thousand
bees to the stand.
He estimates there are a mil
lion stands now in Nebraska
and the bee population is on the
For various reasons, including
modem farming methods and
modern soil treatments, the wild
bees are going the way of the
five-cent cigar. Thus, the modem
farmer needs the services of do
mestic bees to pollinize alfalfa
and vetch.
“You’ve got to have bees to
get good seed,” Beilin told his
audience, “and this part of the
country is a little late in getting
onto use of domestic bees. Farm
ers can rent the bees from us
and we’ll put them out on their
place as long as they want them
We figure about one stand per'
acre in vetch, for example.”
Mr. Beilin said he hopes to ac
cumulate at least 500 stands of
“The industry has developed a
breed of hybrid bees with long
tongues—just the thing for j>ol
linization of red clover.”
The speaker told how ther
population in a stand can in
crease from about seven thou
sand at this season of the year
to as high as 130-thousand.
Care of bees is constant. The
bee men are obliged to pinch
out the queen cells. Restricting
the number of queens prevents
swarming. The swarming season
lasts until mid-July.
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