The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, October 29, 1953, Image 1
TWELVE PAGES ★ Pages 1 to 12 North-Central Nebraska’s BIG Newspaper Volume 73.—Number 26. O Neill, Nebr., Thursday, October 29, 1953. Seven Cents Mr. end Mrs. Otto Knoell . . . left'with only the clothes they were wearing. (Another picture on page 6.)—The Frontier Photo ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Fire Destroys Home While Family Away Hereford Bulls Average $218.30 Prices Sharply Lower in Purebred Sale (Photos on page 3.) A fair-sized crowd greeted Charles Corkle of Norfolk Satur day as he opened the annual fall sale of the Holt County Hereford Breeders’ association held at O’ Neill. Fifty-seven cattle sold for $10,672.50—-an average of $187.25. Thirty-eight bulls brought $8, 295, an average of $218.30; four bull calves sold for $367.50, an average of $91.70 each; 10 cows brought $1,615, an average of $161.50; five heifers sold for 4-H work sold for $395, an average of $79 per head. Dr. C. R. Watson of Mitchell chose HW Baron Domino 4th, a double bred Domino bull, shown by Henry Wood of Ewing, as the grand champion. He was a deep bodied, blocky, thick, meaty in dividual. He was purchased by Joe A. Ziska of Emmet for $510. The reserve champion, V Helms man 5th, a double-bred WHR bull, was shown by Vern Sageser of Amelia, and was bought by ’ Lawrence Bowers of Spalding for j $300. Second top-selling bull, Polly’s Baron D, was consigned by Wocd and sold to August Vogt of Win netoon for $330. Mr. Wood also had the third top-selling bull, HW North Star 68th, purchased by Lyal Crosby of Spalding for $310. George Rowse & Sons of Cham bers sold Real Eclipse 2nd and Domino WHR to Robert Gartner of Chambers and Charles Cool idge of Chambers for $300 each. M. J. Wrage of Wood Lake bought VH Brilliant Baca 57th from H. A. & Robert E. Van Horn of Page for $300. Vern Sageser of Amelia show ed the champion and reserve champion females, Aladdin’s Lass 14th and Miss Regent 6th. Clar ence Ernst of O'Neill paid $250 for the champion female. The re serve champion female was pur chased by Bobbie Clifford of At kinson for $165. The second top-selling female was sold by F. L. Anderl of In man to George Rowse of Cham bers. Mr. Anderl also sold a cow for $170 to Alex Koch of Wynot. Gus Goelter of Orchard purchas ed a cow with a bull calf at side from Forrest Farrand of O’Neill, for $175. Bonnie Clifford of Atkinson was the purchaser for $165 of Mary Regent, shown by Vern Sageser. Perry and Larry Dawes of O’ Neill bought for $100 the first prize 4-H heifer, Lady Empress, shown by George Rowse & Sons of Chambers. Hugh Troshynski of Page purchased the second place 4-H heifer, HW Dandy Lassie, for $95 from Henry Wood of Ew ing. Other purchasers of 4-H heifers were Merle Krugman of O'Neill, Elenor Noonan of Spald ing and Leon Redinbaugh of Creighton. Purchasers were able to buy cattle at sharply lower prices and in the opinion of many ob servers there were many bar gains. James W. Rooney is sec retary -of the association and sale manager. Prices were sharply off at the Holt County Angus Breeders’ sale held the day before in At kinson. No show was held for the blacks. Lieutenant Krotter Returns to U.S.— SPENCER—1/Lt. Robert Krot ter, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Krotter, is now visiting his par ents here, having recently return ed to the U.S.. from the Far East. He landed at Seattle, Wash., Oct ober 19. Lieutenant Krotter was an engineering officer in the air force. He expects to be separated soon. He has Ijeen assisting at the Wm. Krotter Co., stores in Spencer and O'Neill. TEACHERS TO INSTITUTE The O’Neill public school class • es were dismissed Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m., for a two-day i recess. The teachers will be at- I tending the annual institute ses sions, most of them planning to | attend meetings at Norfolk and Omaha. A fire of unknown origin Fri day morning reduced to ashes the once-comfortable farm dwell ing on the Otto Knoell place, lo cated 15 miles northeast of O’ Neill in the Opportunity locality. Mr. Knoell was picking corn in a field about a mile south of the house when he first noticed the smoke. Mrs. Knoell and their infant daughter, Judy, 10-months-old, had gone to the nearby rural school to visit where Judy’s broth, er, James, 5te, is a first grader. The fire broke out about 10:30 aun., and quickly con sumed the one-story dwelling with a part-basement. Nor mally, the baby would be sleeping alone in the house at that hour while the mother was doing outdoor chores. Joe Pritchett, a neighbor, saw the fire. Other neighbors whose attention was attracted and came to help were Mr. and Mrs. Ev erett Vandover, Paul Zakrzewski and Judd Knoell, Otto’s brother. By the time Otto reached the scene, all that could be done was to remove a washing machine from the porch and hitch a trac tor onto a fuel tank and tow the tank away from the danger area. The handful of neighbors pre vented the fire from spreading. The O’Neill firemen were called by phone from the Ralph Young place, but the dwelling was gone before help could arrive. The Knoells farm a 320-acre place purchased in 1951 from his parents. Mr. Knoell said he was considerably in debt on the place as well as on some of the machin ery and other personal property. “I had some insurance on the house but it won’t cover our loss. I don’t know what we’re going to do,” he told The Frontier. “I’m not going to give up the place, though,” he declared, “even if 1 have to ‘work-out’ in addition to farming this place.” Mrs. Knoell is the former Agnes Ruther of Inman, daughter of Mrs. Anna Ruther. Mrs. Knoell and the children are temporarily residing with Mrs. Ruther. Mrs. Fred Frerichs, a neigh bor, advised The Frontier that a miscellaneous shower is plan ned Sunday, November 1. for the Knoells. The shower will be held at the district 127 school house in ihe neighborhood. Only clothing the Knoells have is that which they were wearing at the time of the fire. Every piece of furniture and household goods they owned burned. Mr. Knoell weighs 175 pounds, wears a 15V5* shirt; Mrs. Knoell wears size 16 women’s clothes. Any gifts for the Knrells may be left at the district 127 school, with Mrs. Frerichs, with the Ruther families at Inman, or at The Frontier office. “Thank God the children were n’t in the house,” said Mr. Knoell as he fondled some of he toys that were charred beyond recognition. “I have no idea how the fire started,” he declared. “I think a mouse must have gotten into some matches. We had a gas heater going, but I’m sure it was working okay.” Unique Hallowe’en Awaits City’s Kids A unique evening of fun is in store for O’Neill kids this year on Hallowe’en—thanks to some of the leaders in all of the city’s churches. Instead of resorting to usual Hallowe’en devilment and pranks, the O’Neill youngsters are invited to participate in a citywide col lection for underprivileged chil dren. The cry will be “trick or treat," according to custom, but the properly identified children will be authorized to accept coin con tributions for distribution through a United Nations agency. Under privileged children throughout the world will benefit. Sponsors urge residents to con tribute only to children who have the “official” identification and coin receptacles. The canvass will be made on Friday evening, October 30. Mr. and Mrs. George C. Robert son visited on Sunday and Mon day in Lincoln. They also stopped in Norfolk on their return. Miller Says Waste Is Reduced District Congressman Addresses Young GOP Gathering The Holt County Republican club held a dinner meeting Sat urday, October 24, in O’Neill. During the business session, Nor ma Lou Foreman of Emmet was elected as assistant secretary for the club. Guests of the meeting were Ne braska’s Fourth District Repre sentative A. L. Miller; Kim Kara batsos, assistant to Representa tive Miller; Frank J. Brady of At kinson and Earl J. Collins of At kinson, active members in the senior republican organization. Congressman Miller spoke to the group on the progress of the Eisenhower administration since its inception. Said Representative Miller, “We have cut the budget, which will result in a cut in income taxes. The federal payroll is being cut, and the Hoover reorganization plan is being prepared to elimin ate the dead wood and waste in government. We have top busi nessmen in office now—men who will try to do a good job for gov ernment.” Continued Representative Mil ler, “Communists in government, coddled and protected by the for mer administration, are now be ing ferreted out. Eighty-five com munists have been indicted by the courts, and l,45d security risks have been fired. The Eisen hower administration has set up a security committee that• is screening the people coming into government.” Representative Miller conclud ed, “You folks should be proud you are living in America. In years to come, atomic energy— used for peaceful purposes—will open up a new age, and younger people are going to be a part of that period of progress.” Oklahomans Here— Hollis Gallup ana Jack Sumner of Stratford, Okla., came Satur day, October 24, to visit Mr. and Mrs. Pat Gallup and son. They plan to remain for a week. On Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Gallup, ac companied by their guests, vis ited Mr. and Mrs. Gene Taylor and son of Battle Creek. Return to Texas— , Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Westcott of Rockport, Tex., who have been visiting their daughter, Mrs. John J. Harrington, and family for the past three weeks, left Wednesday, October 21, to return to their home. O'Neill Visitors— Mr. and Mrs. Jake Reichart of Bruening visited Mr. and Mrs. Ed Boshart in the Joy commun ity on Monday. Mr. Reichart re sided northeast of O’Neill until 1911. He is a retired farmer. TO CONVENTION ATKINSON — Postmaster and ■ Mrs. A. G. Miller of Atkinson are attending the National Postmast ers convention being held in San Francisco, Calif. Go East— STUART—Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Miller departed Wednesday for Washington, D.C., where they will spend the next several months. Neighbors Aid Tom Engelhaupt CHAMBERS — The follow ing neighbors hauled hay for Tom Engelhaupt on Monday, October 19, while he was a pa tient in St. Anthony’s hospital in O’Neill: Ray Beed, Howard Beed, Ernest Young, Wade Davis, C.arence Grimes, Ed Harvey and Alfred Maas. On Sunday night Clarence Young and LaVern Hoerle did tne chores. On Monday, October 26, the following gathered at the Engelhaupt home where they picked the corn and sawed the wood: Herman Cook, Eugene Baker, Henry Weber, Gene Halsey, Art Miller, Melvin Bell, Howard Beed, Ed Harvey, Ro land Harvey, Wade Davis, Calrence Grimes and Mr. and Mrs. William Jutte. Mr. Engel haupt suffered a heart attack. Elberta Spindler Dies in Norfolk Miss Elberta Spindler, 69, died of a heart attack early Tuesday in her apartment in Norfolk at the John E. Nelson residence. She was director and cashier of the Durland Trust company, Nor folk. She had been in failing health the past two years but continued to be active with the firm where she had been employed since 1917 —a period of 36 years. She had left the office at 6:30 Monday evening. Funeral services will be con ducted at 2 p.m., Friday. October 30, from the First Congregation al church at Norfolk. Burial will be in Prospect Hill cemetery un der the direction of Biglin Brothers. The late Miss Spindler was born December 26, 1883, in Holt county. She was a member of the Congregational church and Order af the Eastern Star. Survivors include: Brother — Roy of O’Neill; severtl sisters. To Wyoming Post Joel H. Lyman (above), O’ Neill high school principal now in his third term here, has sub mitted his resignation to the board of education. He will ac cept the principalship of the Shoshone, Wyo., public school, which has a faculty of 31. The move is considered a promo tion. Mr. Lyman was reared at Wakefield, graduated from Midland college, Fremont, and took graduate work at the Uni versity of Wyoming. Mr. and Mrs. Lyman and three children will move to Shoshone about November 16. Portion of Student ‘Officers’ for a Day .riciurea vaDove; is a portion of the scores of junior class members from nine Holt county high schools who converged Monday on the Holt county courthouse for the annua] all-day Cornhusker boys and girls’ county government study. The pu pils were elected to the various county positions in their re spective schools, they reported for “work” Monday alongside the regularly constituted officers for a practical civics lesson. This picture was taken in the courtroom at the climax of the study, which is sponsored by the American Legion in cooperation with the county officers. (Other photos on pages 4 and 9.)—The Fron tier Photo. St. Mary’s Royalty Crowned At a ball in the St. Mary’s academy gym nasium last Thursday night, following the foot ball game between the St. Mary’s academy Cardinals and the Sacred Heart Knights of Norfolk, the homecoming king and queen were crowned. The queen was Emile Verzani of Ponca and the king was George Tomlinson. First attendants were Richard Graham and Shirley Steele of Clearfield, S.D.; second at tendants were Michael London and Mary Ann Winchell. The crownbearers were Little Leona Winchell and Little Jerry Donohoe. Left-to light (standing): Miss Winchell, Miss Steele, Mr. Graham, Mr. London.—The Frontier Photo by John H. McCarville. Abstractor Hammond . . . O'Neill's Will Rogers.—The Frontier Photo. ★ ★ ★ ★★★ ★★★ Half-Century in Same Office Herbert J. Hammond, 66, vet eran Holt county abstractor, this week rounds out 50 years occu pancy of the same office which his father, the late A. J. Ham mond, established in 1885. The of fice is located on the second floor of the First National bank build ing. Mr. Hammond joined his father in the abstracting business on his 16th birthday anniversary—Octo ber 24, 1903. His father died in 1918. When the Hammond Abstract ing Co. was originally established, the late T. V. Golden conducted a real estate business in the same room, although there was no connection between the two firms. Mr. Hammond, whose very natural appearance strikingly re sembles the late Will Rogers, says more details are now required in abstracting compared to the pioneer days. One courthouse official sug gested thal Mr. Hammond has covered every parcel of land in Holt county, paper-wise, over these many years. Early abstracting was pains takingly done by hand. Now the work is turned out much faster on electric typewriters. Even though the process has been speeded up the vigilance against mistakes has to be more careful ly watched, Mr. Hammond points out. The Hammond firm has been bonded by the famous Lloyds of London since long before the turn of the century—probably the only firm in north-Nebraska with a similar unbroken record. A. J. Hammond was a native of Eng land. Mr. Hammond has been record ing secretary of the Knights of Columbus since 1910. Mr. Hammond and his wife reside at 111 East Douglas street. They have one son and two daughters, Mrs. Charles E. Chace of Atkinson, Mrs. William Bowker of O’Neill and George of O’Neill. Mr. Hammond’s wife is the for mer Charlotte Grady. 'Child Care' Movie ai P-TA Meeting— The Parent-Teachers’ associa^ tion will meet Monday, Novem ber 2, at 8 p.m., in the public school band room. Why it is important for a young child to have plenty of time to dress himself? Do you believe that a child should have definite tasks to do around the home? How much supervision should parents exercise over the movies, radio and television pro grams that a child sees and hears? For answers, yours and those of experts, the P-TA officials urge you to see the movie, “Child Care and Development’’, to be shown at this meeting. NAMED COMPTROLLER R. E. Mathews, district account ant for Consumers Norfolk dis trict. has been named controller for Consumers Public Power dis trict, reolacing R. C. Ellefson, who died recently, according to an announcement made by Guy Stinson. Consumers’ president. \ Auto Hits Rail Car; Man Hurt Hoffman’s Car Goes Out of Control in Inirian Rail Yards W. H. Hoffman, about 70, was critically injured about 7 a.m, Wednesday iyhen the automobile he was driving went out of con trol at Inman, left U.S. highways 20-275, careened through a ditcn and into the Chicago & North Western railroad rightofway where it struck a stationary rail freight car on a siding. The impact forced Mr. Hoff man’s body against the steering wheel of his car and he suffered, serious chest injuries. Earl Watson, Inman resident who witnessed the accident, sum moned Deputy Holt County Sher iff James Mullen, who investigat ed. The accident occurred imme diately west of the Inman depot. The front end of the auto was badly damaged. Sheriff Mullen brought the in- = jured man to O’Neill in his auto and he was admitted to St. An thony’s hospital, where his con dition late Wednesday was de scribed as “critical.” Mr. Hoffman’s daughter, Max- . ine Hoffman of Spencer, was ad vised of the accident. Sheriff Mullen said the injur ed man suffered considerable chest pain, bruises on the right side of his face and a bruised right eye. v 1,000-Acre Holt Ranch to Be Sold The following auctions are list ed on The Frontier’s sale calen dar: Monday, November 9: J. W. and Harold Manhalter, 12 miles south of Butte on highway 11, lMs mile west; one thousand acre ranch, personal property; Thorin Bowker Agency, O’Neill. Tuesday, November 10: Lloyd Hoerle, residing southeast of Chambers; 88 head of cattle in cluding high - grade dairy herd; machinery; household goods; Col. Ed Thorin, O’Neill, auctioneer; Chambers State bank, clerk. Saturday, November 14: Sixty four head of registered Hereford bulls offered by North-Central Nebraska Hereford Breeders’ as sociation, Bassett. (For catalog printed by The Frontier, write: Tug Phillips, sale manager, Bas sett.) Friday, November 27: Joe J. Jelinek & Sons of Walnut will of fer 48 registered Herefords at the Creighton Livestock M-'a r k e t, Creighton. (For catalog produced by The Frontier’s commercial printing department, write the Jelineks, Walnut.) Wednesday, November 18: J. C. Rasmussen, residing northwest of Chambers, will offer his live stock and personal property; Col.. Ed Thorin, O’Neill, auctioneer; Chambers State bank, clerk. Hurts Neck in Fall from Wagon Fred Carey, 77, O’Neill farm er, jammed his neck and suf fered a broken rib Friday morn ing in a fall from a wagon load of corn. He was taken to St Anthnnv’c hospital by ambulance. Mr. Carey Wednesday was reported “getting along fine.” Rural School Pupils Visit The Frontier— A total of 16 rural school pu pils, representing district 165. taught by Lavonne Rieck, and district 212, taught by Shirley Farrier, Friday morning visited The Frontier newspaper and commercial printing department and the ““Voice of The Frontier” radio studios. Pupils in the group were Gale Holcomb, Darold Ertner, Bonnie Peterson, Karen Ermer, Pat Mc Connell, Deloris Prlbil, Joan Peter, Richard Pribil, Melva Rieck, Jim Peter, Sharon Kall hoff, Yhona Melcher, David Pri bil, Ronnie Kallhoff, Gary Stow ell, Mary Ann Melcher. Servicemen Coming Allen Martin and Ted Lindberg of O’Neill, now stationed at Ft. Sill. Okla., spent a recent week end in Witchita Falls. Tex., sight seeing and visiting Allen’s uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. George Martin. Pat Hickey, Ted Lindberg. Allen Martin and John Joe Uhl expect to arrive in O’Neill by plane this weekend from Ft. Sill. WEATHER SUMMARY October 22 61 39 October 23 54 33 October 24 _ 50 22 .16 October 25 58 34 .07 October 26 _51 25 October 27 _ 53 28 October 28 62 28 Pfc. Harlan Kloepper spent the weekend visiting his mother, Mrs. A. Kloepper. He returned to Camp Carson, Colo., on Mondav.