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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 17, 1953)
CITY OF O'NEILL, NEBRASKA
notice of hearing on
special ASSESSMENTS in
STREET IMPROVEMENT DIS
TRICTS NUMBERED 7 and 8
IN THE CITY OF O’NEILL, NE
Public notice is hereby given
to all persons owning or occupy
ing lots or parcels of land in
Street Improvement Districts
Numbered 7 and 8 of the City of
O'Neill, Nebraska, that the May
or and Council of such city will
hold a special meeting in the
Council Chambers in said City
on the 14th day of January, 1954,
at 7:30 o’clock P.M., for the pur
pose of "considering and levying
special assessments on the lots
and parcels of land in said pav- '
jng districts to pay the costs of
paving and improving said
streets (being all of said paving
£nd street improvements other
than the intersections and areas
formed by the crossing of streets,
avenues and alleys). At said time
and place a hearing will be
granted tp all persons owning or
occupying said tracts or parcels
of land or otherwise interested
therein. A map of the said dis
tricts is on file in the office of
the City Clerk and is open for
By order of the Mayor and
Council of the City of O’Neill,
J. E. DAVIS
(First pub. Dec. 3, 1953)
Julius EL-^ronin, Attorney
Estate No. 3938
In the County Court of Holt
County, Nebraska, November 25,
1953. In the matter of the Estate
of Robert H. Johnson, Deceased.
CREDITORS of said estate are
hereby notified that the time
limited for presenting claims
against said estate is March 24,
1954, and for the payment of
debts is November 25, 1954, and
that on December 24, 1953, and
oa March 25, 1954, at 10 o’clock
A M., each day, I will be at the
County Court Room in said
County to receive, examine, hear,
allow, Or adjust all claims and
objections duly filed.
LOUIS W. REIMER
(COUNTY COURT SEAL) 31-33c
State Capitol News . . -
By MELVIN PAUL
The Frontier's Statehouse Correspondent
rVwu TwnUe Gov- Robert
■^iby.has 1)6611 conducting his
Operation Honesty’’ campaign
to get full property tax returns,
his state liquor commission this
week continued an honesty cam
paign of its own among liquor
The commission’s campaign is
aimed at the few dealers who
don t follow the law completely.
But it differs from “Operation
Honesty’’ in that it has teeth in
It started when the commis
sion discovered that some dealers
were blithely disregarding laws
&nd commission rules on credit.
The law is that a liquor whole
saler can’t extend credit for more
than 30 days to a retailer.
The legislature passed the law
to keep any retailer from going
so far into debt he became de
pendent on the wholesaler.
It was also to keep the whole
saler from giving any retailer
a hidden subsidy by extending
him credit which neither side
would ever expect to be paid
The commission hired a private
auditing firm to check into this
matter. Imagine its surprise when
it learned that 150 firms in Lin
coln and outstate had broken the
law. Some had broken it again
and again. An audit of Omaha
firms was also ordered.
Although this will mean a lot
of hearings, the commission is
citing these firms. Indications are
that pleas will be that nobody
had been paying any attention to
the law and so those cited should
n’t be penalized. But the commis
sion attorneys will insist that the
laws were on the books and
should have been obeyed.
Another area the commission’s
audit has entered concerns stock
holders of liquor firms. Here the
legislature passed laws designed
to keep any wholesale firm or
any of its employees from owning
stock in a retail firm. That was so
a wholesaler wouldn’t directly
or by subterfuge get any retail
outlets. The legislature was to
keep the two areas completely
♦ * *
But the audit turned up some
interesting evidence concerning a
liquor firm at Fremont and an
other at Nebraska City. During
the commission hearings follow
ing citing of the firms, testimony
developed that a James Sutton
of Omaha had a controlling in
terest in the Fremont firm and
his wife in the Nebraska City
Sutton, it turned out, has been
a salesman the past 19 years for
the largest wholesale firm in Ne
braska. And the stock in the Ne
braska City firm had been bought
in 1946 and held in the maiden
name of his wife. They have been
married 20 years, commission of
The licenses of both firms were
Considerable interest has cen
tered around the commission’s
campaign. Commission officials
have said that in the past they
have been advised that it was
all right to investigate sales to
minors and closing hours and
similar infractions of the law.
It was estimated it might be dif
ferent if the toes of “the big boys”
were trod upon.
But the campaign continues
for at least tarn reasons. One is
that the commission seems solidly
agreed on this matter. The other
is that Governor Crosby has given
his support to the entire effort.
Commission Chairman Tal
Coonrad has told reporters sever
al times that continued public |
support wil be necessary.
• * *
In talking about “Operation
Honesty” Governor Crosby con
tinually says he doesn’t mean to
imply that businessmen are the
only ones who should search their
souls when they make tax re
turns next year. He said that
farmers and householders also
have fallen down on the job in
When a look is taken at the
figures, it is relatively easy to
see why the 'burden of taxation
was thrown on real estate this
For instance, the governor had
a spot check made of 25 towns
scattered over the state. This
showed that there was a 28 per
cent average decrease in the
amount of dollars which came
from taxes on business invent
ories in those towns.
It might be argued that this
is because the 50 pe cent law
has been applied. But Crosby
counters this with the statement: ‘
"Spot checks we have made
thus far lead me to conclude
that less than half the taxable
business inventory property
was turned in by Nebraska
businessmen this year.
For instance, in Aurora the
taxes on business inventories
amounted to $29,844 last year.
This year they will be $14,829
or half as much. That amount
was thrown on to real estate, in
Here are the percentages of
decrease in dollars from this one
class of property in the 25 towns
listed by Crosby: Aurora, 50; Be
atrice, 31; Blair, 27; Columbus,
16: David City, 113; Fairbury, 25;
Falls City, 47; Fremont, 10; Hast
ings, 37; Hebron, 8; Holdredge,
36; Imperial, 31; Minden, 38. Ne
braska Citv, 12; Norfolk, 24; Oak
land, 47; Plattsmouth, 44; Seward,
15; Sidney, 20; South Sioux City,
23; Superior, 8; Sutton 32, Tecum
seh, 23; West Point, 32.
Crosby remarked, “This is the
whole point of Operation Hon
esty.’ We must get other classes
of property up in line with real
estate. And that means individ- ;
uals will have to make honest re
• * *
A sigh of relief could be heard
all over the statehouse when it
was determined that no special
session of the legislature would
be necessary on the highway laws
The attorney-general ruled that
federal “reimbursement” money
could be used to maintain the
1,915 miles of road about which
the question had arisen. Since
this runs into the millions of dol
lars, it settled the question with
out any trouble.
Oddly enough, this was just
another step to an earlier opinion
which had thrown everything in
to a quandry. The attorney-gen
eral’s office had ruled that a
change in the wording of the
highway laws by the 1953 legis
lature meant that gasoline tax
and motor vehicle registration
fee funds couldn’t be used on
non-statutory highways. That is,
unless a highway had been put
on the system by the legislature,
it didn’t count.
But some of the most import
ant streches of highway in Nebra
ska were in the 20 percent that
the legislature hadn’t placed on
the system. They had been added
through the years because federal
aid had been used in their con
Failing to keep these in shape
would have been unthinkable.
That’s why there had been consid
erable speculation that a special
,session would be necessary to
straighten things out.
But the solution was found in
federal “reimbursement” money.
Under the present system the
state first builds the highways
and pays all the bills. Then it
sends a voucher to the federal
government for one half the
amount. This comes in the form
of a “ eimbursement” t o “pay
back” the state funds.
Crosby explained the theory
behind allowing their use.
“Take two men who. decide to
buy a cow together. Suppose one
uses his own money to pay for
the animal. Then the other fellow
later reimburses him for his half.
That doesn’t mean that the first
fellow has to use that reimburse
ment money to buy more cows.
He can spend it on whatever he
wants. That same theory applies
The Scott ciub met at the hall
Tuesday evening, December 1,
at 8 o’clock with nine members
and two visitors present. Meeting
was called to order by the presi
dent, Mrs. Frank MacDonald.
The flag salute was given each
member. For roll call, members
told “What We Were Most Thank
ful For.” Minutes of the last
meeting were read by the sec
retary, Mrs. Charles Gifford. The
Christmas party and dinner were
planned for Sunday, December
13, at the Scott hall. Mrs. Albert
Carson and Mrs. Loretta Luber
gave the lesson on “Slick Tricks.”
Sandwiches, cake, coffee and
tea were served at closing.—By
Mary E. Luber, news reporter.
Soldier Gets 7-Day
Rest in Japan—
CLEARWATER — Army Pfc.
Lavern G. Johnson, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Leo Martin, route 2,
Clearwater, recently spent a
seven-day rest and recuperation
leave in Kobe, Japan.
Normally stationed in Korea
with the 76th engineer construc
tion battalion’s company A, John
son stayed at one of Japan’s best
resort hotels and enjoyed many
luxuries unobtainable on the war
The Clearwater soldier is a
construction foreman with his
Wagons. tricycles. bicycles, j
sleds, dolls, etc. Use our lay away
plan. — Scovie's Western Auto.
Mrs. Albina Milacek
LYNCH—A regular meeting of
the Carroll & Binkerd unit 228
of the American Legion auxil
iary was held Friday evening at
8 o’clock at the home of Mrs. R.
E. Kriz. Eleven members an
swered roll call.
The gold star chairman, Mrs.
R. E. Kriz, reported a birthday
card was sent to Mrs. Winifred
The coin cards should be, re
turned at the January meeting.
A card of acknowledgement of
the doll and clothing which were
sent to the gift shop, was receiv
A motion was made to send
five dollars to the little red
schoolhouse fund. This fund is to
give help to any veteran’s child
who is eligible and will need aid
to secure his education.
Mrs. Albina Milacek pieced a
comforter top, which the aux
iliary members plan to tie at the
January meeting. Mrs. Louie
Christensen volunteered to make
the lining for the back. The com
forter will be sent to some needy
The auxiliary has been asked to
aid the bloodmobile which con
templates coming to Boyd coun
The January meeting will be
on Friday, January 8.
Lunch was served by Mrs. Kriz
and Mrs. G. L. Mulhair.
Other Lynch News
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nicolaus of
Naper accompanied Mr. and Mrs.
Martin Jehorek to Creighton on
Wednesday, December 9, where
they attended an oil dealers’
banquet held there.
Harold, Joe, jr., and Dwight
Micanek were business visitors
in Omaha Sunday and Monday,
December 6 and 7.
Mr. and Mrs. Alford Davy of
Oakland are here visiting at the
parental Glenn Davy home.
Ted Christensen of O’Neill
spent the weekend at the parent
al Lewie Christensen home.
Fred Nagel of Lincoln spent
Tuesday and Wednesday, De-»
cember 8 and 9, at the Martin
Jehorek home. They hunted
Mr. and Mrs. Myron Hodges
left last week to go to Florida to
spend the winter at the home of
their son, Elver, and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Barnes left
last Thursday for Pender where
their attended the funeral of the
former’s cousin on Friday after
Joseph Boska and son, James,
and daughter, Clara, of Tabor,
S.D., visited the former’s broth
er, Tom Boska, and sister, Mrs.
Frank Prokop, sr., north of
Spencer, also another sister, Mrs.
Josephine Boska, northwest of
The uatnonc Anar society met
with Mrs. Martin Jehorek Wed
nesday afternoon, December 9,
with Mrs. Hannah Streit and
Mrs. Anton Wasatko as co-host
esses. In the absence of the pres
ident, Mrs. Don Allen presided
at the meeting. She also led in
an opening and closing prayer.
A social hour was enjoyed fol
lowing the business meeting. The
January meeting will be held
with Mrs. Lewie Christensen and
Mrs. Ray Counts and Mrs. Mel
Lueken will be co-hostesses.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Connick
and family have moved into the
J. J. Loukota apartments. They
moved here from Niobrara. Mr.
Connick is the new section fore
man on the C&NW rairoad.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mulhair
and Patsy Mulhair returned
home Friday from a several days’
stay in Omaha.
Mrs. Don Allen and Mrs. Al
bert Kalkowski visited with Mrs.
Wayne Cash Friday evening.
Mrs. Gladys Davis of Riverton,
Wyo., is visiting her sisters, Mrs.
Guy Barnes and Mrs. Charles
Bare, and families. She plans to
return home this week.
The Altar society of the As
sumption BVM church held a
regular December meeting with
Mrs. Martin Jehorek hostess and
Mrs. Anton Wasatko and Mrs.
Hannah Streit as co-hostesses.
In the absence of the president,
Mrs. Don Allen presided at the
meeting. She also led in an open
ing and closing prayer. After
the business meeting, games were
played during the social hour.
Mrs. Martin Jehorek, Mrs. Jake
Birmeier and Mrs. Frank Weed
er won prizes. The January meet
ing will be held at the Lewie
Christensen home and Mrs. Mel
Lueken and Mrs. Ray Counts
will be co-hostesses.
Mrs. Ray Long and Mrs. Wil
lard Landholm and daughter vis
ited at the Floyd Long home in
O’Neill Monday, December 7.
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Pickering
of Dorsey visited at the John
Pinkerman home Sunday.
Mrs. Hannah Streit is staying
at the Charles Courtney home
while they are taking a trip
The annual Farmers Union
stockholders’ meeting was held
at Lynch Wednesday, December
9. Edward Carson, Frank Matej
cek and Frank Fisher were re
elected to the board of directors.
Mrs. William Alford and Mrs.
Kenneth McMeen were Spencer
visitors Tuesday, December 8.
Mrs. Grace Edson spent last
Thursday and Friday visiting in
Stanley Greene of the navy is
here on a 30-day furlough with
his parents and other relatives.
When You & I Were Young . . .
Posts Notices Here
Need Enlistments at
50 Years Ago
Mrs. S. J. Weekes departed for
Omaha to spend the Christmas
season with her parents. . . Mar
tin Bazelman had business in
Atkinson recently. . . J. C. Har
insh has been at Omaha and Lin
coln for several days. . . A ser
geant from the colored regiment
at Ft. Niobrara was in town post
ing notices that a recruiting of
ficer from the fort would be in
town to enlist men who might
want to go into the army from
20 Years Ago
Miss Violet Anderson and Rob
ert Lamb, both of this city, were
married December 5. . . The
warehouse of Tom Salem of Am
elia was robbed. Several hundred
dollars’ worth of merchandise
was taken. . . While sawing
wood, Clarence Hicks got his
right hand in the saw, badly cut
ting his fingers. . . Creamery
butter retailed at 15 cents a
pound here. . . James W. Rooney
spent a week in Lincoln getting
full information for the farmers
regarding the corn-hog reduction
plan of the federal government.
... Joe Mann was named coun
ty CWA chairman. . . The rail
road has been forced to reduce
rates in order to compete with
the automobiles and busses.
10 Years Ago
The O’Neill livestock sale barn
is closed temporarily on account
of loss of help. . . Ambrose Roh
de has resigned as manager 01
Council Oak to be succeeded by
Harold Bauman. . . William Van
Dover died in a hospital after
an illness of about four years. . .
John R. Osenbaugh was selected
as an honor graduate at the hos
pital corps school, U.S. naval
hospital, San Diego, Calif., and
was promoted to the rating of
hospital apprentice first-class. . .
Pvt. Paul Kubitschek left for Ft.
Logan, Colo., after a short visit
here with his parents, Dr. and
Mrs. F. J. Kubitschek. . . Marvin
Richter and Betty Brady were
married December 24. . . Joe Bar
tos has been promoted to the
rank of corporal and is stationed
at Camp Houston, Tex.
One Year Ago
Pfc. Frank Soukup expects to
leave Okinawa during the Christ
mas week for the return trip
home. . . Duane Pinnt suffered
a multiple fracture of the left
leg in a one-car crash two miles
from Lynch. . . S/Sgt. John M.
Moler arrived in O’Neill to spend
a 30-day furlough with his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Moler.
... A rabid cat attacked four
persons: Mr. and Mrs. Bob Sum
merer and their 17-month-old
daughter, also a neighbor, Paul
Hubei. The victims are under
medical treatment and observa
tion after being bitten. . . Word
was received that Pvt. Dean
Van Every had reached Japan
and is stationed on the northern
Day Ph. Night Ph. !
38 487-R or 200
American Legion Auditorium
ALICE & HER ORCHESTRA
Saturday, December 19th
Admission: Adults 75c; Students 50c
| A sleigh full of good wishes, a pack full
of joy and many stockings
r jammed with
| Y uletide
TOHN R. GALLAGHER
First Nat’l Bank Bldg.
O’NEILL PHONE 11
■ ■■ t r i-- —
DR. J. L. SHERBAHN ;
Complete X-Ray Equipment
Vi Block So. of Ford Garage
For young and old, the doctors say j
four full glasses every day! j
To keep you feeling as you should, j
drink Meadow Gold . , . i
It’s mighty good! j
| ; • ■, ; . ..., mm f i
I Meadow Gold Dairy Products \
BEATRICE FOODS CO. |
BILL PERRY — DALE PERRY |
WAYNE HARMO N — EARL FARR f
BOB CLOUSE |
Phone for Delivery . . . Phone 464 |
(Monday Evening, December 21st g
From 6 until 9 O’clock %
Will Be for Men Only! |
Your purchases will be beautifully
W Gift Wrapped and you will be given jfo
every assistance to make your ||
m Christmas Shopping a pleasure. sj!
Check the lists below for HEIR needs: m
★ COATS ★ SKIRTS ★ PURSES ^
EDW. M. GLEESON
2d Floor Gilligan
Ph. 240 - Box 149 - Hrs. 8:30-5
Display on Highway 20
Dr. Fisher, Dentist
In the Bishop Block—Norfolk
Office Phone: 610
Res. Phone: 2842
DR. H. L. BENNETT
Phones 316 and 304
Venetian blinds, prompt deliv
ery. made to measure, metal or
wood, all colors.—J. M. McDon
— Atkinson —
Fri.-Sai. Dec. 18-19
— also —
Wed.-Thur*. Dec. 23-24
1952 Int. TD 9 wide gauge Angle Arrow
Dozer, like new_ $5,750
1 949 Int. TD 9 Angle Dozer_$3,750
RD 7 Cat Angle Dozer _ $2,850 £
1 950 Int. TD 6 Front End Loader$2,650
1 949 HG Cletrac _ $800
1 949 HG Cletrac, with Horn Loader $750
I 952 Harris 4-Wheel Drive_ $2,850
NEW HD 5 Allis-Chalmesr Angle Dozer
KEELEY IMPL. CO.
[^ COMING TO TOWN! 1
E O’NEILL PUBLIC SCHOOL
SATURDAY, DEC. 19-2 P.M.
SANTA WANTS TO SEE YOU!
| ONCE MORE the Jolly 01’ Fellow has sent word that
I he’ll be in O’Neill on Saturday ... so, kiddies, don’t
disappoint him! He 11 have some goodies for the young
sters and he’ll want to talk to as many of his little friends
I MEETING PLACE will be the same as last year and the
year before — the O’Neill Public School. Santa’s
helpers will be on hand to assist.
We Take This Opportunity to Extend Best Holiday j
Wishs on Behalf of Every Member of Our Organization |
j Chamber of Commerce |
t G C. DeBACKER, President LAURENCE HAYNES. Secretary jl
| -O’NEILL— j
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