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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 22, 1955)
Revision in Tax
The period for filing 1955 fed
eral income tax returns begins in
Nebraska on January 3, 1956, it
was announced today by District
Director James L. McCrory of
the internal revenue service. On
that date internal revenue per
sonnel will be assigned at all in
ternal revenue offices in the state
to furnish guidance and advice to
taxpayers in preparing their re
New methods will be followed
this year, Mr. McCrory said, be
cause heretofore internal revenue
employees have furnished indivi
dual assistance to less than 10
percent of the taxpayers but at
such a staggering cost that it has
become neccessary to revise the
program on a national basis so
that one-half of the time and per
sonnel will be assigned to it this
Last year in Nebraska alone it
was estimated that the cost to the
government, to assist less than 10
percent of the taxpayers, exceed
ed one million dollars. This year
a great part of that money and
manpower will be used on a pro
ductive basis for the examination
of tax returns and the collection
of delinquent taxes.
The revenue service will assist
taxpayers this year by rendering
advice where it is actually needed
and to clarify or explain points of
law and regulations not under
stood. The actual preparation of
tax returns by internal revenue
people according to Mr. McCrory,
will be confined to illiterate or
non-English-reading persons or to
those physically unable to pre
pare their own returns.
At Grand Island, Hastings,
North Platte, Norfolk and Scotts
bluff, information and taxpayer
assistance will be available on
January 3, thereafter on each
Monday, and also on each work
day January 30 to February 15
and April 9 to April 16.
Internal revenue offices at O’
Neill, Alliance, Beatrice, Broken
Bow, Columbus, Fremont, Kear
ney, McCook, Nebraska City and
Sidney will be open for assistance
on Monday of each week during
the filing period and on each
workday February 9 to February
15 and April 9-16. Because of lim
ited personnel and funds, service
will not be available at Nebraska
cities and towns other than those
Tax forms, Mr. McCrory said,
are available this week at all
Nebraska Internal revenue offices,
and taxpayers are urged to file
their returns early after January
Soloist to Be Heard
on CBS Program
INMAN—Miss Imogene Davis,
a member of the University of
Nebraska Mardigals, will be fea
tured as contralto soloist for the
CBS coast-to-coast radio broad
cast Christmas day at 11:05 a.m.,
The Mardigals will present the
“Ceremony of Carols’’ by Benja
min Britten with Miss Davis sing
ing a solo with harp accompani
ment. She will also be heard in
duet with Miss Nancy Norman,
graduate student from Shenan
doah, la., and an obligato solo,
accompanied by women’s voices
The University Mardigals will
also sing a series of Christmas
carols on CBS tonight (Thursday)
at 9 o’clock (CST).
Cleared Second Time—
LYNCH — The roads .in the
Lynch vicinity have been cleared
of deep snow for the second time
irr less than 10 days. Bulldozers
and road maintainers have been
used and farm yards where own
ers requested clearance have also
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
WD—Edwin Braddock to Keith
V Kennedy & wf 12-13-55 $14,
000- Wy>Ey>- SWy4 24-29-10
WD—Mabel Gibson to Adolph
E Bartak 12-15-55 $31,000- W%
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Home on Leave—
Don Petersen, who is stationed
at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., arrived
home to spend the holidays with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry
PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS
— O'NEILL —
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Christmas Dance j
Sunday, December 25th |
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"I'm a John Deere man,my self"
“AND, I HAPPEN to know there’s still a good selection of JOHN
DEERE toys on hand at SMITH’S in O’Neill!
Of course. And he comes by it naturally. For two of his greatest
heroes are John Deere men—Dad and Granddad.
That’s why your young one will take such pride in owning
and riding a John Deere Tractor-Cycle—the toy tractor that
looks just like the new John Deere Model “60”—that’s built
to take the punishment that young
sters are bound to put it to.
That’s why your boy or girl will de
light in the John Deere miniature
line, too—the tiny scale models
shown below that actually have
functional parts and that bring a note Tractor
of realism to the toyland farm.
Order early in time for Christmas. ^^
See us soon. Yroi
Wagon Disk Harrow
The John Deere
• Tractor-Cycle, a stur
dily built riding toy.
Rubber tires, Oilite
bearings, chain drive. Spreader Combine Plow
All members of our staff join in wishing you and yours a . . .
Harry R. Smith
Phone 562 — O’Neill
State Capitol News . . .
Panhandle Does OK on Roads
LINCOLN—State Engineer L.
N. Ress says Nebraska’s Panhan
dle will have a road network by
1957 that is on the par with that
elsewhere in the state.
The Panhandle, Ress said, “is
getting its proportionate share of
highway revenue allocated for
The engineer said an estimated
$2,000,000 of the $35,000,000 being
spent for roads in the 1955-’57 bi
ennium will go to the Panhandle.
He said the state has 3,124 miles
of blacktop roads and 637 miles
are in the Panhandle.
“That’s almost double the mile
age in any of the other seven
field divisions in the state.” Ress
said. “In fact, the Panhandle has
over 20 percent of the bituminous
surfacing in the state.”
There are 600 miles of concrete
pavement in the Panhandle, Ress
said. He said “that isn’t the
least concrete mileage for any di
vision by any means.”
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Garbage Feeding Warning—
Nebraska’s veterinarian, Dr. J.
L. George, has a firm warning for
persons violating the law by feed
ing to hogs raw garbage from
George said although such vio
lations are on the decline, “there
still are a few people who think
they can get away with it.”
The feeding of raw garbage to
hogs can cause the vesicular ex
anthema, a virus disease. Out
breaks of the disease in 1952
twice forced closing of the Om
aha stockyards and required ac
tion by a special session of the
“We can’t afford to have an
other outbreak of the disease
again, “George said. “The federal
government would just have to
The 1952 special session en
acted a law requiring all gar
bage fed commercially to hogs
to be cooked at 212 degrees for
at least 30 minutes.
“We cannot and will not toler
ate violations of the law”, the
The veterinarian added: “It isn’t
the big operator that’s causing us
the trouble. It’s the type of indivi
dual, who has a small herd and
collects garbage from neighbor
hood eating establishments.”
About half the persons feeding
the garbage, George said, have
not installed the proper thermom
eter which makes a permanent
record on paper of the procedure.
The deadline for getting the
gadget, he said, is January 15.
“Any person not having one
after that date,” George said,
“will be prosecuted.” He said the
fine provided by law ranges from
$100-$500 for each day of viola
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Uranium Law Needed—
A state senator from western
Nebraska, Monroe Bixler of Har
rison, says he feels the state
should have a uranium law.
Bixler has urged a legislative
council committee to investigate
the subject of mineral rights and
whether a bill should be intro
duced on the matter in the 1957
The atomic energy commis
sion has been in the Panhandle
area, Bixler said, and “it thinks
there’s a definite possibility ura
nium could be produced in com
But if it can be produced, Bix
ler said, “We need laws which
will induce prospectors to go in
and look for uranium. Any con
tract made now with land is so
complicated it takes the edge off
the enthusiasm of those who
would go in and develop the
Said Bixler: “It’s not unusual
that we don’t have mineral laws
because no state has had such
Laws until it appeared necessary
that such statutes be enacted.”
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Christmas Care Urged—
Nebraskans have been urged to
take extra care in examining
their Christmas tree lights and
The advice came from State
Fire Marshall E. C. Iverson. He
said occasionally the wires are
damaged in storage or moving
and should be carefully checked
to eliminate the risk of Christmas
The trees, Iverson said, should
not be placed in doorways or
stairways. In the event of a fire a
tree next to a door or stairway
might block an exit from the
house he said.
Records show over the coun. >,
try many people lose their lives
because of accidents that could
have been avoided by precau-.
Experts say a Christmas tree
should be kept in water from the
time it is brought into the house
until it is removed. <*
Use of candles to adorn a tree
is strongly discouraged because of
the fire risk. And, experts say
bulbs should not rest on the
branches of a tree. Lights . should
never be turned on when no one
is in the room.
* * *
Pay Hikes Criticized—
Members of a legislative coun
cil study committee have criticiz
ed the state board of education
for hiking salaries in the state ed
ucation department. One of the
first moves of the board this year
was to increase the pay of F. B.
Decker, commissioner of educa
tion, from $6,500 to $9,000 per
year. Other division heads receiv
ed smaller increases.
But the board defended the
hikes contending they were nec
essary to bring the salary level of
the Nebraska department to that
in other states.
The legislative council is a re
search group composed of state
* * *
Chase Won’t Run—
Rep. Jackson B. Chase of Om
aha has tossed in the towel as far
as being congressman is concern
Chase said he will not file for
reelection in the 1956 balloting,
but instead will try to get his old
job back as district judge.
Douglas County Republican
Chairman Charles A. Nye said
shortly after the announcement
by Chase that at that time he did
not know of any one who had in
dicated any interest in trying for
Mayor John Rosenblatt of
Omaha said, however, he was
giving the idea of being a can
didate consideration and that
he may have an announcement
after the first of the'year.
Meanwhile, in other political
developments, Rep. N. D. Harri
son of Norfolk said he would run
again. He had high praise for
So far, Harrison has at least
three opponents in the Third dis
trict primary. Merle Haynes of
South Sioux City, Lester Ander
son of Aurora, and A. C. Carlson
of Hordville have filed.
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Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Humpal
of Atkinson and Mrs. Robert Cole
went to Omaha early Monday
morning, December 19, and re
turned home the next evening.
Chipper and Pat Cole stayed at
the Frank Schaaf home.
Tommie Etherton was a week
end guest of Eddie Ethington.
Mr. and Mrs. William Perry
and children of O’Neill visited
Mrs. Dean Perry and children on
Sunday afternoon. Sandra and
Karen Perry attended the Christ
mas program with the Dean Per
ry family. The program was held
in St. Michael’s hall.
The Leo Weichman family were
guests at the Joe Winkler home
LaVem Claussen came home
from Milford to spend the Christ
Mrs. P. W. McGinnis gave a
dinner at her home Sunday in
honor of Mrs. Esther Cole Harris
on her birthday anniversary.
Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert
Fox and Barbara Sunday after
noon were Mr. and Mrs. Bob
Tomlinson and Veldon of Star
and Mr. and Mrs. Max Grenier
of O’Neill. Supper guests were
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fox, Ray
mond and Carol of O’Neill Eve
ning guests were Mr. and Mrs.
Jim Kendall and boys.
Wayne Mattera is now employ
ed by Henry Patterson.
Jim Puckett visited Mr. and
Mrs. Floyd Brainard Monday.
The WSCS held its annual
Christmas party at the home of
Mrs. Cecil McMillan Wednesday
afternoon, December 14. Mem
bers had a grab bag of Christmas
gifts which were exchanged.
Twelve ladies were present. Mrs.
Bob Fox presented the lesson.
Next meeting will be with Mrs
Steven and Roy Fox were sup
per guests of Barbara Fox last
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Brainard
visited Mr. and Mrs. Don Focken
of Atkinson on Sunday.
Mrs. Wayne Fox and Sherry
were guests of Mrs. Walter Meier
and children last Thursday.
Joe Welding, Sr.,
Rites at Elgin
DELOIT—Joe Welding, sr., died
Tuesday evening, December 13, at
the Tilden Community hospital.
Funeral sendees were held Satur
day at 9 a.m. at St. Boniface Cath
olic church in Elgin. Mr. Welding
was a resident of Elgin and the
father of Mrs. Bill Sehi and the
late Mrs. Peter Thiele.
Guests at Ewing—
Mr. aner Mrs. Don Hopkins
spent Sunday visiting her mother,
Mrs. Alta Meyers at Ewing.
Mrs. Thomas Semlock arrived
Monday evening to visit her fath
er, Tom Enright.
DR. H. D. GILDERSLEEVE
of 4th & Douglas
Eyes Examined . Glasses Fitted t>
■trice Hour* Mon. thru Bat
FROM EVERYONE AT
— West O’Neill —
Mike and Jane Langan
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Farm Close-Out )
On premises 11 miles north of O’Neill on U.S. 281, 1 mile east
and %-mile south, on —
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4th
Starting 12 Noon — Lunch — Terms: Cash
114 HEAD OF CATTLE including 13 roan milk cows to freshen
soon; 10 ylg. Hereford hfrs., 23 steer calves; 21 Hereford hfr.
calves; 40 stock cattle; 5 reg. Hereford cows; 2 reg. Hereford
bulls. ALSO 3 horses, oats, hay, alfalfa and sweet clover seed, 2
MACHINERY includes WC A-C 47 tractor, WC A-C 43 tractor,
McC.-Dg. 17-35 tractor on steel, new pistons and sleeves; GI
1- row picker, new; 15-ft. disc; 2-row McC.-Dg. lister; vise;
tools; 12x18 brooder house; plows; mowers; stacker; new power
lift sweep; underslung rack, 14x18, new; good thresher; grind
er; running gears.
SOME HOUSEHOLD GOODS including 7-pc. new dinette
(chrome), cabinets; dining table with 8 chairs; rockers; beds;
2— radios; excellent space heater; sewing machine, etc.'
JOHN & CORA CLAUSSEN, Owners
COL. WALLY O’CONNELL, O’Neill, Auctioneer
O’NEILL NATIONAL BANK, Clerk !
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