The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, April 22, 1954, Image 1

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North-Central Nebraska’s BIG Newspaper
Volume 73.—Number 51. O’Neill, Nebr., Thursday, April 22, 1954. Seven Cents
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Rains Cheer Farmers,
Improve Crop Outlook
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A prolonged spring drouth in
the O’Neill vicinity was ended
Sunday evening when lignt rain
fell for several hours, netting
.32 of an inch of precipitation.
The storm, accompanied- by
lightning and thunder, appar
ently succeeded in breaking the
dry spell because a trace of
moisture was recorded the fol
lowing day and .12 of an inch of
rain fell again Tuesday night.
The Verdigre-Creighton-Royal
Neligh belt received about an
inch of rainfall late Wednesday,
April 14, breaking a dryness that
had been general over a wide
area. O’Neill that night received
little more° than a trace.
Clearwater reported .30 of an
inch Sunday night; Ewing, .33;
Chambers, .50; Atkinson and
Stuart, .35; Newport, .50.
Burwell received a one-half
inch rain Monday night in ad
dition to some precipitation
received 24 hours earlier.
Swan Lake township in south
west Holt received a similar
While O’Neill was getting .12
Tuesday night, Ralph Tomjack,
who lives south of Ewing, re
ported three-fourths of an incn
of rainfall, and Vemon Yarges,
who lives at Stuart, said his lo
cality received “about a half
The April showers have been
considered Long overdue. Pas
tures were dry and slow in turn
ing, and freshly plowed fields
were drying out rapidly—giving
serious concern to stockmen and
farmers. Precipitation received
at O’Neill since the last snowfall
in March "had been only negli
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and Holt county conservation
district workers, who have vis
ited all sections of the eo'inty,
point out there is a “shortage of
moisture throughout the coun
ty.” There had been worry over
a shortage of grass — until the
dry spell was broken this week.
Robert Miller, residing 23
miles northeast of O’Neill, said
nis community received .40 of an
inch of rainfall Sunday evening
and .35 Tuesday night. Elmer
Trowbridge of Page reported a
quarter of an inch of rainfall
Tuesday night.
Cal Allen, who lives north
of Staurt. said rainfall in his
community totaled a half-inch
Sunday evening followed by
another half-inch on Tuesday
All the showers have been
gentle and slow and no violence
has been reported by wind or
The weatherman smiled on
Easter morning paraders but
storm clouds developed during
the late afternoon.
Hi Lo Prec.
April 15 -79 36 .18
April 16 -65 33
April 17 - 78 40
April 18 _68 39
Ajriu 19 _ 58 34 .33
April 20 .. 64 44 .04
April 21-a...61 34 .13
Total _ -58
Gribble Elected
Detroit Delegate
A Presbyterial meeting of the
Presbyterian church was held
Monday and Tuesday in Wake
Attending from the O’Neill
church were the pastor, Rev.
Samuel Lee and delegate, Mrs.
Felix Hendricks. Mark Gribble
of Chambers was the under dele
gate fiom the Bethany church.
At the meeting, Mr. Gribble
was elected commissioner to the
general assembly meeting to be
held in Detriot, Mich., May 20
23. The minister commissioner
will be Rev. Oliver Progtt of
At a meeting of the men’s
council on Monday morning, D.
H. Clauson of O’Neill was elected
president of the Presbytery men’s
council for the coming year and
Reverend Lee was elected as
pastor advisor.
Others attending from O’Neill
were the Mesdames Christine
Williams, Arlo Hiatt, George
Robertson and Samuel Lee and
Miss Jonneth Anne Lee.
Those attending from Bethany
included Misses Helen May and
Maud Urban, Mrs. Kenneth La
Rue, Mrs. Walter Summerer and
Mrs. Carl Lambert.
Mr. and Mrs. Clauson drove to
Wakefield on Monday for the
Ayres to Speak at
Road Meeting Here
The Holt County Rural Road
Improvement association will
hold a meeting at the Knights of
Columbus hall in O’Neill at 8
p.m., on Tuesday, April 27.
R. O. Ayres, engineer of sec
ondary roads for the state of
Nebraska, will be the guest
speaker, explaining the use of
federal money for secondary
roads. The meeting is open to
the general public.
John Sullivan left for Denver,
Colo., last Thursday. He had re
ceived word that his sister, Mrs.
Margaret Dwyer, formerly of O’
Neill, had died in a Denver hos
pital that day.
Guild to Meet—
St. Monica’s Guild will meet
♦onight (Thursday) at 8 o’clock
at St. Mary’s academy. Mrs. John
IVitt is chairman.
Edward Menish
Dies in Hospital
Lifelong Resident of
° Edward G. Menish, 69, retired
O’Neill farmer, died at 11:30
a m., Tuesday, April 20, in St.
Anthony’s hospital here. He had
° been in failing health
three years.
,Funeral services will be con
° ducted at 9 a.m., today (Thurs
day) at St. Patrick’s Catholic
church here with Rev. Kenneth
(Parl officiating. Burial will be
m Calvary cemetery under the
direction of Biglin’s. Pallbear
o ers ' will be Frank Nekolite,
John Grutsch, sr., Herbert Jan
s'en,'' Harry Bonohoe, Matthew
> Hynes and Walter O’Malley.
The late Mr. Menish was born
° at O’Neill on April 24, 1884, a
0son of the late William and
Bridget O’Malley Menish, who
o came to Holt county from Penn
He married Lucille Buzzell at
York on April 27, 1918, and
they became the parents of one
u sen and one daughter. The Me
° mshes farmed for many yeais
0 northwest of O’Neill.
Mrs. Menish died January 5,
° Survivors 'include; Son— Jo
seph E. of O’Neill; daughter —
Mrs. Mary Hansen of O’Neill;
brother—Hubert of St. Louis,
o Mo.; sisters—Mrs. Robert Marsh
o and Mrs.° W. P. Dailey, both of
O’Neill; Mrs. John Welsh of
Wilcox and Mrs. Mary Reid of
Vancouver, B.C., Can.; four
Bob Moore Buys
Bottling Firm
° ‘In a business transaction com
pleted Saturday afternoon, R. E.
o ("Bob”) Moore became owner of
°°the Mem Dr. Pepper Bottling
o firm here, purchasing the firm
from Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Meir:
0 man.
Mr. Merriman had managed
the plant for 29 years but the
business had been in the Meiri
man family about a half-century.
Mr. Moore has been a life
long resident of the O’Neill
community, except for his ab
sence during World War II. For
several years he has been em
ployed by the Petersen Clothing.
The Merri firm will retain the
same name and continue to
manufacture and bottle the fol
lowing franchise soft drinks:
Dr. Pepper, Howell’s root beer.
Squirt, Nesbitt’s orange and
Cheer Up- In addition the fac
tory manufactures assorted fla
vors of pop under the Mem la
bel. o
Mr Moore said Mr. Merrunan
o would remain with the firm for
a year and there would be no
staff changes.
‘Lights On Tonight’
in Cancer Drive
c° The cancer drive in O’Neill
3 will feature a “lights on” cam
paign at 7 o’clock tonight
Families wishing to contrilmte
to the fight cancer movement
are asked to turn-on their porch
lights at the sound of the fire
sirens and members of Simon
son unit 93 of the American Le
gion auxiliary will call with
their credentials.
° This year 230,000 persons will
die from cancer in the U.S., over
700,000 will be under treatment,
and 3,600 children will die from
the dread disease.
Mrs. Lionel Siefken, who is
drive chairman, said that April
has been set aside as cancer
month by an act of congress. It
is during this period that the
o American Cancer society seeks
the support of the public to car
ry out coordinated cancer re
o .
0 Charles Brinkman
• Burial at Syracuse
ATKINSON — Charles D.
Brinkman, 87, died at 1 p.m.,
° Friday, April 16, at the home of
his son, August, located one mile
east of Atkinson.
Funeral services were con
oducted at 2 p.m., Monday from
the Lutheran church in Syracuse
o and "burial was in Park HiU
cemetery near there.
Survivors include two sons —
o August of Atkinson and another
son, living at Norfolk, Va.
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Douglas F Leach, 27, of Bur
well, formerly of O’Neill, was
arrested Sunday by State Game
Warden Fred Salak at Overton
lake. He was charged in Justice
'"°o H. W. Tomlinson’s court with il
legal shooting of a duck during
closed season. Leach admitted
o° guilt and paid $25 and costs, also
$25 liquidated damages. His rifle
o was confiscated.
o --:—
O’Neill firemen were called
0 Friday afternoon to the Mrs.
Mary Donlin residence where
burning cookies in the kitchen
had filled the house with smoke.
° Damage was slight.
ATKINSON — The Atkinson
0 QChamber of Commerce is plan
ning a cleanup week.
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Uhl Puts
‘Okay* on
3d Ward Councilman
Endorses Plan as
Matter 1 s Closed
O’Neill’s up-in-the-air high
way situation apparently has
been settled—it’s a closed mat
ter as far as the city council is
The highways stay on their
present locations through the
city by virtue of a 5-1 vote by
the council. A three-fourths ma
jority was needed to seal the
plan, and for several days last
week the fate of the two federal
routes—U.S. highway 20 and 231
—hinged on a final decision by
Third Ward Councilman Norbert
A special meeting of the
council was opened Tuesday
evening, April 13, and re
mained "open" for several
days while a series of confer
ences were conducted. Uhl,
upon whom the fate of the
highways hinged, had askel
Mayor J. E. Davis to continue
the meeting to provide "more
On March 30 the council had
adopted a resolution providing
for complying with state high
way department street-widening
requests and traffic reforms as
outlined earlier by State High
way Engineer L. N. Ress. The
resolution has been adopted 5-1
with First Ward Councilman M.
J. Golden the only dissenting
voter. In last week’s prolonged
special session, Councilman Uhl
joined Golden in declining to
accept the minutes of the ore
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parallel and 30-degree parking
information had not been prop
erly determined.
Finally, a formal special meet
ing was called for 8 a.m., Friday
and an ordinance designated as
280 - A was enacted, creating
street improvement district 16,
providing “for grading, curbing,
recurbing, guttering, reguttcr
ing, paving, repaving, widening
existing paving on streets, alleys
and intersections, and other in
cidental work.”
Special assessments will be
levied on property specially
Blocks affected include Dou
las street and a portion of
Fourth street.
Earlier the state had threat
ened to bypass the city of O'
Neill on the northeast edge ci
town and had planned to extend
highway 281 straight nort.h from
the traffic signal to intersect
with the highway 20 bypass.
By virtue of the council'**
action the routes will now
stay on the present location
Uhl told The Frontier:
“I did not feel that I, as a
councilman or as an individual,
should assume so much responsi
bility in a situation in which my
vote meant that the highways
go or stay. But my vote turned
out to be all-important in ihe
matter and I voted with the ma
The new ordinance is being
published in this issue of The
A trial period of parallel
parking is being discussed
among city officials.
Mayor Davis and his family
left O’Neill Saturday for an ex
tended trip.
County Spelling
Winners Named
James Gilg Winner
in 8th Grade
Thirteen group spelling con
tests recently were held for Holt
county rural school pupils of
the third, fourth, fifth, sixth,
t seventh and eighth grades. One
hundred four schools were en
tered in these contests with 576
: pupils spelling. The winner of
each grade was eligible to com
pete in the countywide contest
held Saturday at the O’Neill
| public school.
The following groups had 100
percent attendance:
Group V—Meeting at district
5, Mrs. Marie Ramold, teacher;
nine schools present.
Group VII—Meeting at district
46, Mrs. Glenn Dozier, teacher;
seven schools present.
Group VIII—Meeting at dis
trict 88, Mrs. Ruth Hansen,
teacher; 10 schools present.
A large group of parents and
friends listened to the spellers
at the county contest. Thirteen
boys and girls were entered in
each grade and they were all
well prepared for the contest.
Ribbons were presented to the
four high and a complete list of
these winners will be published
next week. The following re
ceived not only a blue ribbon
but also a book as prize.
Grade 3—Bonnie Clifford, dis
trict 206, Leona Fix, teacher;
grade 4—Danelia Whitaker, dis
trict 107, Mrs. C. Adams, teach
er; grade 5—Beverly Myers, dis
trict 180, Barbara Cleary, teach
er; grade 6 — Janet Krugman,
district 60, Mrs. Martha Murphy,
teacher; grade 7—Larry Ziska.
district 168, Mrs. Pauline Kro
bot, teacher; grade 8 — James
Gilg, district 99, Mrs. E. LinveUe,
These spelling contests are
sponsored by the Holt Counly
Rural Teachers’ association,
headed by the president, Mrs.
Ruby Holcomb. Assisting wci-e
Miss Mildred Keyes of Inman,
Mrs. Alice Sammons of Cham
bers, Mrs. Dona Carson and
Mrs. Grace Thompsen, both of
Ewing; Mrs. Eileen Seger and
Mrs. Theresa Ernst, both of O’
Rathbone, Students
in Symphonic Psalm
Six music students from sur
rounding towns attending the
University of Nebraska at Lin
coln will participate with stage,
screen and television star Basil
Rathbone in the presentation of
the symphonic psalm, “King Da
vid,” Sunday, May 2, at 8 p.m:,
in the university coliseum.
The students, all members of
the chorus, are: Elizabeth Schaf
fer and Marilyn Johnson, both
of O’Neill; Joanne Daas and Kay
Eisenhauer, both of Chambers;
Imogene Davis of Inman and
Carol French of Page.
More than 500 university stu
dents will perform in the most
difficult spring musical program
ever undertaken by the univer
sity’s department of music.
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Lohaus and
family spent Sunday in Norfolk
at the home of Mrs. Margaret
Agnes. Other guests there were
Mrs. Elizabeth Grady and Miss
Mary Virginia Agnes, both of
Omaha and P. C. Donohoe, who
spent the weekend at the Agnes
home in Norfolk.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Jugler
drove from Fremont last Thurs
day to visit his brother-in-law
and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Martin. They returned to their
home Friday evening.
Brothers in Germany
x vw. vjcviigc ouiuieiucr
(left) is stationed at Mann
Germanv, with an army med
ical detachment, Pfc. Donald
E. Schneider is stationed
at Mannheim. They are about
an hour’s train ride apart in
upper Rhine river valley ci
ties. Donald is with a troop
transportation unit. The two
brothers, who are sons of Mr.
and Mrs. Leo Schneider of
Neilf, met April 14 in Mann
heim. Donald was drafted a
year ago and George was
| drafted in July, 1953. Donald
has been overseas since last
August; George since the first
of this year.
These pupils from Holl county rural school district 14. located near the Niobrara river north
of C'Neill, recently toured points of interest in O'Neill: Front row (lefi-lo-righi)—Susan Wabs,
John Wabs. Susan Margriiz. Anita Doty, Jane Wabs and Paul Laible; second row — Michael
Wabs, Carole Wabs, Darlene Johnson, Shirley St^rjohann and Sharon True; back row—Mrs. Ar
thur O'Neill (teacher), Brenion Wabs, Bonna Margriiz, Corrine Doty and Mrs. Francis Johnson,
driver. One pupil, Linda Slorjohann. was ill and not with the group when the picture was taken.
—O’Neill Photo Co.
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Ranch Woman
Gets Senate Job
Eve Bowring Succeeds
Mrs. Arthur (Eve) Bowring of
Merriman, owner and operator
of a 13-thousand-acre ranch and
reputed one of Nebraska’s weal
thiest women, Friday was ap
pointed by Gov. Robert Crosby
to succeed the late Sen. Dwight
Grrswold, who died unexpected
ly from a heart attack on April
12. Mrs. Bowring, vice-chairman
of the Nebraska republican com
mittee, will be sworn Monday
and presented to the senate.
Vice-President Richard Nixon
is expected to be in the chair
for the ceremony.
Meanwhile, a free-for-all race
in the republican primaries for
the long-term senate seat has al
ready begun with Crosby a can
didate; also David Martin ol
Grand Island, recently resigned
as state GOP chairman; Carl
Curtis of Minden, present con
gressman; Terry Carpenter of
Scottsbluff, democrat-tumed-re
publican. Possibly there will be
Had Griswold lived he would
have been a candidate for re
A movement was launched in
behalf of Julius D. Cronin, O’
Neill lawyer and president cf
the Nebraska Bar association, to
fill the Griswold vacancy. Mr.
Cronin, however, would offer no
comment and would not partici
pate in the movement.
Mrs. Frank Grenier cf O’Neill
is a neice of Mrs. Bowring. A
nephew is R. E. Bowring of
Kuna, Ida.
Joas Harris, 91,
Expires at Milford
Mrs. Roy Cole and Mrs. Fred
Lorenz attended the funeral of
their uncle, Joas Harris, 91, in
Milford last Thursday.
Mr. Harris was born in Ohio
April 6, 1863. He homesteaded
in Holt county in the 188J'',
I leaving here for Lincoln in 1900.
He was a brother of the late
Mrs. J. K. Ernst. Burial was
from the Mennonite church in
Milford followed by burial in
the Milford cemetery.
STUART — Many improve
ments are underway and others
are in the planning stage at the
Stuart athletic park. Roads lead
ing to and from the park are be
ing graded, low spots are being
filled, and a new gate is being
constructed. A cement curbing
is being added to the 440-yard
high school track, also at the
Stuart park.
EWING—Mr. and Mrs. Sis
Ebbengaard received word Sun
day from California telling of the
death of Steven Fcrrest, the in
I fant son of Mr. and Mrs. Isadore
| Serreira. Mrs. Serreira is a neice
of Mrs. Ebbengaard and the
daughter of the late Forrest Hop
kins, former residents of Ewing.
Rays Here—
Mr. arid Mrs. Hugh Ray arriv
ed Monday from Loveland, Cole.,
to spend several days with their
son, Elgin, and family. Mr. Ray
later went to Blue River, Wise.,
to visit his mother, expecting to
return to O'Neill later this week.
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District 14 Pupils
Visit Interest Points
Among points of interest vis
ited during a recent tour of the
city by the teacher and pupils
from rural school district 14
The Frontier, Harding Cream
ery Co., O’Neill Photo Co., Merri
Bottling Co. and Holt County In
Mrs. Arthur O’Neill, teacher,
and Mrs. Francis Johnson, driv
er of one of the cars, took the
group to Ford’s park for an out
door picnic lunch.
Basin Boosters
Head for Capitol
Three Holt countyans, includ
ing James W. Rooney of O’Neill,
Lyle P. Dierks of Ewing and
Charles E. Chace of Atkinson,
will depart Sunday for Washing
ton, D.C., to testify at a congres
sional appropriations hearing in
behalf of the Niobrara river ba
sin development plan.
At stake is the 98-million-dol
lar reclamation plan in five
areas along the Niobrara in
north Nebraska. The Holt trio
will represent the O’Neill unit,
which embraces 66-thousand
acres of irrigable land.
Funds are being raised by the
Chambers of Commerce in both
Holt cities to defray delegate
expenses and also for use in
connection with attorney fees
and lobbying expenses.
Roy D. Raitt, president of the
Niobrara River Basin Develop
ment association, and William
C. Smith, association attorney,
stopped in O’Neill late Tuesday
enroute to Washington ahead of
the delegation of 12. Both are
from Ainsworth, which is .-.end
ing six representatives.
Raitt, Smith and Rooney ap
peared on the “Voice of 'Hie
Frontier” program Wednesday
morning, explaining to listeners
the outline of irrigation, power
and recreational advantages an
ticipated from the basin devel
opment if congress authorizes
the money.
Studies and favorable recom
mendations by the bureau of
reclamation already are a mat
ter of record plus endorsement
by the governors of Nebraska
and South Dakota.
Assists with new
School Construction—
SPENCER — Pfc. Clyde A.
Wabs, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam Wabs of Spencer, is helping
to build two schoolhouses in
Korea while serving with the
seventh infantry division.
His unit, company G of the
17th regiment, is building a new |
four-room school and rebuildmg
an cid one as part of the armed
forces assistance to Korea pro
Wabs, entered the army in
January, 1953, completed basic
training at Camp Polk, La., and
arrived overseas last July.
John Luben and Carolyn Ann
of Crawford spent the weekend
at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
William Luben. Saturday they
drove to Norfolk and Mrs. John
Luben, who has been with her
mother, Mrs. Zada Russ, while
she is in Our Lady of Lourdes
hospital there, returned to O’
Neill with them to be with her
family over the weekend.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Timmer
man and family of Hastmgs
spent the Easter weekend here
with relatives.
James Cans, 69,
Dies Unexpectedly
Heart Attack Proves
Fatal to Rancher
STUART — Funeral services
were conducted at 2 p.m., Wed
nesday, April 21, from the Meth
odist church in Atkinson for
James Gans, 69, rancher resid
ing seven miles southwest of
Atkinson. Mr. Cans died unex
pectedly about 10 o’clock Sun
day evening, April 18, at his
home, having suffered a fatal
heart attack.
His death followed by 23 hours
the death of his mother-in-law,
Mrs. Frances Bemt, 85, of Stu
The late Mr. Gans was bom
in Platte county March 3, 1885,
a son of Joseph and Mary Gans.
On September 24, 1908, he I
married Martha Bemt at Stuart.
They became the parents of four
children. One son, Elmer, died
in infancy. Mr. Gans lived many
years on the place southeast of
Stuart and was well-known in
the Stuart and Atkinson com
Survivors include: Widow —
Martha; daughter—Mrs. Hattie
Mlinar of Atkinson; sons—Her
man of Atkinson and Elvin of
Stuart; brothers — Michael of
Columbus, John of Everett,
Wash., and Joseph of Stuart; sis
ters—Mrs. Pearl Hammersmith
of Tacoma, Wash., and Mrs.
Mayme Fee of Portland, Ore.
Rev. E. G. Hughes, Methodist
pastor, officiated at the funeral
The Robe* Coming
for Week’s Run
The widely-acclaimed techni
color film, “The Robe,” will be
gin a week’s run at the Royal
theater here, starting Wednes
day, April 28. Mrs. Georgia lias
ley, Royal manager, said chang
es are being made in sound,
projection equipment and screen
to accommodate the Cinema
scope film, said to be revolu
tionizing Hollywood.
The Royal will be the first |
theater in a wide area to intro
duce Cinema Scope. (See adver- j
tisement on page 7.)
Stuart Girl Is Soloist
For Two Programs—
STUART — Miss Lorraine
Coats, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Norris W. Coats of Stuart, will be
on two vocal programs at Omaha
next week, one being on tele
She will sing solos Sunday from
station WOW-TV, appearing on
the cerebral palsy benefit “tele
thon” program at 8:30 a. m. She
will also appear as the soprano
soloist with a chorus of 150 voices
in a presentation by the Apollo
club o f Omaha o f Haydn’s
“Creation”, with accompaniment
by musicians of the Omaha Sym
phony orchestra. The pregram
will be Tuesday evenmg at the
Tech high auditorium and will
be directed by Dr. Noel Logan.
The ofher soloists will be Waldo
S. Wilson, tenor and William G.
Lugsch, base.
Plan Golden Wedding—
BASSETT — Mr. and Mrs. i
Charles Swanson of Rock coun
ty will observe their golden
wedding anniversary Sunday, [
April 25, in the Rose church par - |
Mother of
15 Dies at
Age of 85
Mrs. Frances Bemt
Bom in Bohemia;
In Holt 63 Years
STUART — Funeral services
were conducted at 9 a.ra., Tues
day, April 20, at St. Boniface
Catholic church here for Mas.
Frances Bernt, 85, who died late
Saturday, April 17, at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. Josepu P.
Gans, at Stuart. Mrs. Bemt, who
was the mother of 15 children,
had suffered from a lingering
illness which set in shortly af
ter Christmas, 1953.
Rev. Francis Paschang, church
pastor, officiated at the requiem
mass and burial was in St. Bon
iface cemetery. Palbearers were
Julius Engler, Patrick Myers,
Budolph Wewel, Lynnie Fox
worthy, Price Alderman and
Paul Babl. A rosary was offered
Monday evening at the funeral
The late Frances Kramer
Bernt was born in Bohemia
February 9. 1869, a daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Kra
The family immigrated to
America when she was 9-year
old, settling in Butler county.
She was married to Joseph
Bernt at Columbus in 1885. The
couple resided for several years
in Polk county, where three of
their children were bom.
About 1889 the family moved
onto a farm south ot Stuart
where the 12 other children
were bom. In 1909 the Bernts
moved onto a farm north of
Newport where Mr. Bernt died
December 12, 1939. The late Mrs.
Bernt spent nearly 63 years re
siding in the Stuart vicinity
Four sons—Frederick, Joseph,
John and Raymond—in addition
to Mr. Bernt preceded her in
All of the surviving 11 chil
dren and members of their
families were present for the
funeral rites.
Survivors include: Daugh
ters—Mrs. James (Martha) Gans
of Stuart; Mrs. Ella Kresbach
and Mrs. Laura Dieken, both of
Hastings; Mrs. Joseph (Julia)
Gans of Stuart; Sister
(Katherine) of Milwaukee,
Wise.; Mrs. Bart (
Schiffems of Blue Hill; Mrs.
Lonnie (Emma) Sharshall of Pu
eblo, Colo.; Mrs. Carroll (Rose)
Hutton of Sidney; sons—Karl of
Stuart; William of Newport and
Bruno of Newport 30 grandchild
dren and five great-grandchil
dren; brother—Jacob, living in
Canada; half-sister — Mrs. Fred
Ziska of Stuart; half-brother—
Anton Kramer of Florida.
Joe Winkler Files
for County Assessor
Joe Winkler, well-known Em
met farmer, this week filed for
the nomination for Holt county
assessor on the republican ticket.
Filing was made at the office of
County Clerk Ruth Hoffman
Baker. It was the only filing re
corded in the county this week.
The primaries will take place
in August.
Meanwhile, Donald Rohde of
Lynch, who is a law school stu
dent at Lincoln, has filen for the
non-political post of state legis
lator from the 28th district. Mr.
Rohde made his filing at Butter
The present state senator. Frank
Kelson of O’Neill, is a
candidate for nomination and
i eelection.
Mr. Rohde is the eldest son of
Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Rohde of
Lynch and was graduated from
the Lynch high school He served
in the army for several years.
St. Mary's Group
Seeks Coach-Teacher
The St. Mary’s Athletic asso
ciation is searching for a full
time coach and teacher for the
academy staff for 1954-’55.
Don Templemeyer of Arapa
hoe, a University of Nebraska
graduate, was interviewed hero
Friday by L. D. Putnam, presi
dent; Francis Bazelman, vice
president, and L. A. Beck«r, sec
re tary - treasurer.
Templemeyer is a fully quali
fied high school teacher, football
and basketball coach, and also
is training in wrestling and
BURWELL— Funeral services
were conducted Monday after
noon, April 19, at Burwell for
Mrs. Dewey Mares, 34-year old
ranch woman, who died last
Thursday. Mrs. Mares is the for
mer Vivian Clark. Survivors in
clude her husband, one small
son, and her parents.