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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (April 22, 1954)
College Dorm Is
Setting for Play
STUART—The senior class of
Stuart high school has chosen a
comedy for the annual class play
to be presented Friday, April
The play, “Good Night, La
dies,” presents some side-split
ting complications in a college
dormitory. The cast includes Ma
ry Ann Allyn as “Helen Ral
eigh”; Marge Weichman as
"Jane Raleigh”; Darrel Cobb as
c“Sam Raleigh”; Dick Shald as
"Jug Brown”; Warren Mitchell
as “Professor Dexter”; Karla
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C. E. Jones, Manager
O'Neill : Nebraska
King as “Dean Eggleby”; Wilma
Kaup as “Angela Rimini”; Den
nis Brewster as “Larry Dobson’ ;
Leola Weichman as “Lulu Gif
fen”; Sharon Bigelow as “Judy
West”; Rolland Peterson as
‘George West”; Marilyn Delosh
as “Betty London.”
The play is under the direc
tion of Donald DeCosta.
Other Stuart News
John Engler and Michael Mur
phy, high school students in Our
Lady of the Ozarks college at
Carthage, Mo., arrived home
Wednesday, April 14, to spend
their Easter vacation with their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin
Engler and Mr. and Mrs. Clement
Miss Faye Moses, student at
Wayne State Teachers college,
spent Easter with homefolks.
Mrs. Charles Moses spent Eas
ter in Black Duck, Minn., with
her mother, Mr. Jessie Lamb.
Fred Coats, student in Univer
sity of Nebraska, spent his spring
vacation and Easter with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Norris
Coats, and family,
Mr. and Mrs. John Obermire of
Lincoln came Thursday, April 15,
Misses Nola, Karen and Brenda
Obermire accccnpained them
home after visiting in Lincoln a
State Capitol News . . -
Topsy-Turvy Week in Politics
By MELVIN PAUL
LINCOLN — Nebraska repub
ican pouticans this week were
trying to catch their breaths and
assess the situation after one of
the most topsy-turvy weeks in
recent state political liistory.
It all started with the sudden
death from a heart attack on a
Monday morning, April 12, of
Sen. Dwight Griswold in Wash
ington, D. C. A major figure in
Nebraska politics for years, he
served as governor from 1941 to
Senator Griswold was serving
out the unexpired term of the
late Sen. Kenneth Wherry, who
died in 1951. He was expected to
file for re-election to the new
six-year term which begins next
January and to win without
But the picture was turned
completely upside down with
Instead of the republicans
having a "sure" senate seal,
they faced a fight to hold it.
And as events developed, the
state GOP found itself splint
ering on the matter.
Not only did the senate race
completely change, but the race
for the republican nomination to
the governorship took on a dif
Only the fact that the demo
crats didn’t have strong candi
dates in the field could have kept
them from rejoicing at the intra
mural feuds that broke out all
over the republican camp. ,
Out of it all came one immed
iate certainty—for the first time
in its history Nebraska has a
woman representing it in con
gress. She is the new interim
senator, Mrs. Eve Bowring of
Merriman, appointed by Gov.
Robert Crosby five days after
* * *
Rush of Events-—
Here’s the approximate chrono
logical order of events in the
hectic seven days that followed
Senator Griswold’s death.
The senator died early on a
Monday morning, April 12. Re
porters and politicans were rout
ed out of their beds to learn the
news. Mixed with expressions of
sorrow were the sounds of specu
lation at to who would be the
Governor Crosby held the
whip hand for the time since by
law he would appoint the interim
senator. Under Nebraska law
such a senator will serve only
until the next general election.
That will be in November this
The • pressures on Crosby in
regard to this appointmtent
were to be enormous. The pres
tige of being a senator for a few
months and then a “former
senator" the rest of one's life
is almost irresistible to a polit
But first Crosby nad to decide
whether he wanted it himself
He could have resigned as gover
nor, let Lt.-Gov. Charles Warner
step into the governor’s chair
and then appoint Crosby a s
His closest advisors tried to
talk him into it, according tp in
formed sources. They pointed cut
that Nebraska politicans always
say former Gov. Val Peterson
missed two golden opportunities
to do the same thing after the
deaths of Third District Congress
man Karl Stefan and Senator
But Crosby said “no.”
* * *
The Long Term
Next the governor had to de
cide whether he wanted to run
for the senate himself for the
long term coming up. That meant
a decision on whether he wanted
to run for governor again. He
had not announced he would al
though many observers thought
One reason Crosby is said to
have hesitated was that he was
afraid people might think he was
turning his back on the vexing
“tax problem.” Many republicans
had said he was in real “hot
water” on this issue.
But finally he decided to run
for the senate long term.
These decisions made, Crcsby
then turned to the question of
the interim appointment. He
decided on Mrs. Bowring, a
Cherry county ranch owner, and
DR. H. D. GILDER SLEEVE
of 4th & Douglas
Eyes Examined _ Glasses Kitted
Office Hours: 4-5 Mon. thru Sat.
I spent the next two days persuad- '
! ing her to take the post.
line major decisions were made
j before Crosby went to Scottsbulf
for Senator Griswold’s funeral
following his death.
Hotel lobbies at Scottsbulf
were a hotbed of political talk
with a new rumor every hour.
* * *
State Sen. Terry Carpenter of
Scottsbulff wasted no time in
making his intentions clear. He
filed Wednesday for the long
term himself and raked the pre
sent republican leadership for
what he called its ineptitude.
The Crosby filing came the
State Republican Chairman
David Martin of Kearney filed
Friday. His candidacy left his
chairmanship vacant until the
state central committee can meet
May 10 tci fill it.
Meanwhile, Congressman Carl
Curtis of Minden indicated he
would be in the race soon. He
had already announced earlier
that he wouldn’t run for re-elect
ion from the First district. But
the senate seat would be a dif
ferent matter, he indicated.
The filing of others such as
former Gov. Val Peterson, new
federal civil defense adminis
trator, was not considered out of
All told, the political scene
promised to be a “hot one” be
tween now and the state primary
election on August 10.
* * *
~ With Crosby out or the race
the field of major contenders for
the republican nomination for
governor seemed to narrow down
to two Lincolnites, Victor E.
Anderson and Frederick Wagen
er. Anderson was given the edge
at this stage in the game as he is
more widely-known across Ne
After the events of last week
no one was betting on what
would happen. Other filings for
governor could change the pic
* * *
Crosby’s appointee to the sen
ate, Mrs. Bowring, combines the
talents of a rugged Hereford
cattle ranch owner with the gen
tle feminine traits of a hone
maker. A woman who at 62 stili
rides horseback in supervising
her sandhills ranch northeast of
Merriman, she stills finds time
for her cut glassware hobby and
her membership in the Audubon
bird club. Active in politics, Mrs.
Bowring has been state vice
chairman of the republican party
and in charge of its women’s
division for the past eight years.
She said she planned to back
the Eisenhower administration
in Washington but reserved the
right to make up her own mind.
* * *
Coming back into the lime
light this week was the special
session cf the legislature called by
Gov. Robert Crosby to consider
constitutional amendments for
improvements of the state’s re
venue and taxation system.
As the session got underway
the hottest fights were predicted
for the sales tax issue. The legis
lature council committee on tax
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ation, which urged Crosby to
call the session, came to an
agreement that this matter should
be placed on the ballot next Nov
ember so Nebraska voters could
decide once and for all whether
they want a sales or income tax.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Terwilliger,
Mr. and Mrs. Perry Terwilliger
and children and Mr. and Mrs.
Jack Winings and children visit
ed at Ft. Randall dam and Picks
town Friday, April 9.
Clarence (Bud) Focken, jr.
helped Alex Forsyythe with chor
es Sunday, April 4.
Mr. and Mrs. Charley Ballon
visited at the Perry Terwilliger
home Thursday evening, April
Those attending the 4-H fun
night at O’Neill Saturday, April
10, were Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hend
ricks and children, Mr. and Mrs.
Connie Frickel and children, Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Hendricks and
Markita Hendricks, Harold and
Jerald Frickel, Alice, Billy, Bud,
Jufly, Karen, Paul and Doyle
Miss Alice Focken visited at
the home of her friends Miss
Darlene Tasler. in Atkinson on
Saturday, April 10.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Disterhaupt
visited at the home of their
daughter and family, Mr. and
Mrs. Perry Terwilliger, Thursday
evening, April 8.
Gene Livingston has been help
ing at the Charles Dobias, jr.
home several days this past week.
Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Hammer
berg were Monday, April 12,
visitors at the P. W. Kilmurry
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A widely used emigrant trail in pioneer days crossed the Platte
west of Ogallala. Experienced trappers who knew the country
well usually led the slow-moving wagon trains across the river.
Their experience saved many a wagon, for there were treacherous
quicksands along the river bed.
Another dramatic “crossing" in recent
•years has been toward a new conception NEBRASKA DIVISION
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