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Volume 78—Number 48 O'Neill, Holt County, Nebraska, Thursday, March 26, 1959 Seven Cents
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Our Childrens' Faces
Tell Innocent Story
of First Easter Day
In the faces of children «*n Faster Sunday morning we see re
flected the soul of man and the satisfaction of Oirlst.
They may run hither after imaginary rabbit* not fully under
standing the ways of well organised Christian faith, but the In
nocence is there.
la O’Neill we see the youths as youths have reacted and will
react for agen. Our children of the plains begin to understand the
"greatest day for Christianity” slowly, perhaps, hut no more slowly
than we are slow to emphasise the "rolled stone” for the sake of the
"properly rolled bonnet.”
And we tell ourselves the roiled bonnets are not wrong and
although we are right, we watch the reflected light of our childrens’
faces and are happy again that Christ Is risen. For this Is the tight
of innocence which says as the angel said, "He has risen ... He is
Little League Meet
Scheduled April 5
There will be a meeting April
5th at the O’Neill Legion club at 2
p.m. to organize Little League in
O'Neill for the coming season.
Parents of each section of town
should get together, organize and
appoint a manager, if possible be
fore this meeting.
All parents and interested parties
are urged to attend the April 5th
meeting, so as to get off to a good
start this season.
Former O'Neill Rancher
Dies in South Dakota
The funeral of Richard IX Yus
ten, 81, who died at the Wagner
Community hospital was held
Tuesday, the Rev. R. Hildebrandt
of Avon officiating.
He w'as a former rancher near
He is survived by his wife, Mar
tha, four daughters, Mrs. Lufem
Barnhart, Mrs. Minnie Robertson.
Mrs. Blanche Maschino, Mrs. Ber
nice Shaw und a son, Russell of
March 28 -Household Goods Sale
of John Murphy at his place locat
ed 1 Vi blocks north of Baselman's
Filling Station. Col. Wally O'Con
nell, auctioneer and Ed Murphy
April 4—Trailer court, dwelling
and real estate sale of Mrs H. W.
Tomlinson. Located in O'Neill 1
block south of the New Deal Oil
Co. See ad in today’s Frontier on
the editorial page. Col. Vem Reyn
oldson, licensed real estate auc-‘
tioneer and Col. Wally O'Connell,
auctioneers. Ed Murphy, clerk.
April 15— Mr. and Mrs. George
Wright machinery, livestock, clean
up sale. Ranch located 4 miles
northwest of Ewing on Highway
275 (Golden Valley Ranch.) Col.
Wally O'Connell, auctioneer.
Two Page Singers
In College Choir
The Miltonvale Wesleyan college
choir of Miltonvale, Kans., present
ed a sacred concert at the Wesley
an Methodist church here Saturday
The choir of 25 young people was
directed by Mr. Vernon Crouch.
The prpsentation consisted of
■ hymns, spirituals and a Russian
Special features were a solo, a
i duet, ladies sextette and a violin
The members of the choir are
represented from 11 states; two
of them are from Page.
'No Bones Broken
But Pride Suffers'
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Mark Hendricks of Celia suffered
painful bruises when she was
thrown from a horse.
The teenager, Markita, was rid
ing behind the saddle with a friend,
Shirley Halstead when the horse
became excited and l>egan to buck.
After both girls w-ere thrown, the
horse stepped on Markita.
Mrs. Hendricks said the girl was
given X-rays but no broken bones
were formed. “I think it hurt her
pride, mostly,” Mrs. Hendricks
Petitions fjled at the office of
the Atkinson city clerk placed the
names of John H. Beck and Jo
seph H. Schmueker on the ballot
for city councilmen in the city
election April 7.
Beck is an incumbent in the sec
ond ward and Schmueker is run
ning for the seat in the first ward.
Cantata Is Planned
In Atkinson Sunday
A cantata, ‘‘The Cross of Re
demption,” will be given Easter
Sunday at the sunrise devotions in
Atkinson at 6:30 a.m.
Several local protestant church
es will participate in the service.
It will be held in the Atkinson high
The cantata will be presented
by a community choir of 30 voices
under the direction of George Bar
The Frontier's New Job Press
The O’Neill Frontier Installed a new, high speed, quality job
printing press last week. The three-ton press was installed by W.
lrl Todd, shop foreman, and Bob Kurtz, foreman for Consumers.
The new press is capable of printing handbills, circulars and other
materia] at the rate of 4.000 per hour with quality.
Frontier Offices Moved
'On Improvement list'
The offices of The Frontier were
moved this week two doors south
of the original building.
The mechanical and production
end of the newspaper will still be
carried on in the original building.
The offices of Jim Champion,
co-publisher and Jerry Petsche,
editor, as well as the front office
will be in the new building.
The change was made necessary
to make room for new equipment
and more complete newspaper fa
Champion said the changeover
as well as the installation of a new
job press were two of a ‘‘consider
able list of improvements” planned
for The Frontier in the coming
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Rev. and Mrs. Robert Embree
were among the 1,123 people at
tending the WSCS State Conference
meeting at the Trinity Church in
Lincoln, March 17, 18 and 19. Trav
eling with them were Mrs. Ray
Nemec, Spencer and Mrs. John
An Ogallala woman, Mrs. Ed
Cobb was elected WSCS state pres
ident for the coming year at the
meeting. The theme, "That All
May Know,” featured 14 mission
aries who presented a challenge to
Nebraska WSCS members to con
tinue their work and efforts through
Miss Uniola Adams, one of the
missionaries, was formerly from
the Frontier area. Her hometown
was Ainsworth and she is now a
missionary in Africa.
A highlight of the meeting was
the membership march. 55,450 was
given to go to missions. Featured
speakers at the meeting were Mrs.
W. E. Horton, president of the
seven state jurisdiction, and Eliz
abeth Johannaber, a missionary
who will also speak at the district
WSCS meeting at Page, April 3.
Next year’s state meeting is to
be held in Fremont.
Says Youth Need
In Science Felt
LINCOLN — In order to cope
with the problems of present day
agriculture we must have more
people trained in this field of
science, states Dr. Franklin EJd
ridge, associate director of resi
dent instruction at the College of
About 7,000 young men and wo
men graduate each year from ag
ricultural colleges over the nation,.
These 7.000 graduates can select
from more than 15,000 jobs avail
able in agriculture.
“The courses offered, degrees
earned and research programs of
the College today reflect the in
creases in technology in farming,
marketing and the business as
pects of agriculture in Nebraska
and the nation. Dr. Eldridge said.
Since its establishment in 1872,
the ('allege lias adjusted its pro
gram* and course work to meet
the need* of Nebraska, Dr. Eld
ridge went on to say.
"High school students need to
know the future that agriculture
holds,” Dr Eldridge said. “For
this reason, a conference on science
in agriculture for high school stu
dents in the upper quarter of their
class was intitiated last year at
he Colleg. A similar confernce will
be held his year, April 23 on the
O'Neill Legion Plans
First Annual Party
For Local Public
The O’Neill American Legion
will hold their first annual public
party at 8 p.m., April 7.
Admission of one dollar will be
charged and a luncheon, dance and
floor show wall highlight the even
ing at the O’Neill Legion Auditor
Charlie Rankin will serve as mas
ter of ceremonies and comedy will
be provided by Lydia Kane.
Other performers include Gerry
Kenny with his trio and singer
Dennis O’Neill. The trio will fur
nish music for dancing after the
The O'Neill Chamber of Commer
ce recommends the closing of all
retail and business establishments
in O'Neill from 3 p.m., on Good
17 Hay Stacks Burn
Seventeen stacks of hay were de
stroyed on the Lundgren ranch, 15
miles south of Chambers.
The Chambers fire department
was called to help combat the
blaze. The fire was brought under
control shortly before the firemen
Sheriff Leo Tomjack and Mrs.
Tomjack took the Carr brothers,
j Melvin and Freddie, of Atkinson,
[ to the state Reformatory for men
at Lincoln, Sunday, where they will
begin a three year sentence for cat
tle rustling .
Kelly Funeral Held
In Inman Monday
At Methodist Church
Mrs. Maysie Beatrice Kelly, 79,
of Inman died Thursday at St. An
thony’s hospital in O’Neill.
She was born in 1879 at Valpar
aiso, Ind., to Elias E. and Idella
Ann Brumbaugh. She came to
Holt county in 1882 from Saunders
She maried in 1896 at Inman to
William C. Kelly. To this mar
riage nine children were born.
She is survived by her husband,
sons, A. Sammuel Kelly, Fairbury,
Wm. E. Kelly, Inman, James E.
Kelly, Inman, Charles Kelly of St.
Paul, Ted Kelly, Falls City; dau
ghters, Creola Beatrice Nelson,
Lansing, Mich, Lyla Ruth Jack
son, St. Paul, Minn; ohe daughter
and a son deceased.
Funeral services were held Mon
day at the Methodist church in In
man, the Rev. L. E. Mewmaw,
Pallbearers were Kenneth Coven
try, James Coventry, Fred More,
Mick Gallagher, Donald Keyes and
Bakers Are Home
From Long Trip
Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Baker re
turned recently from a long vaca
On March 3, they drove to San
Antonio, Texas. From there they
flew to Mexico, visiting Mexico
City, Acaplco, Taxco and many
other interesting places. They re
turned to San Antonio by plane
and then drove to the Carlsbad
Caverns in New Mexico, Colorado
and Wyoming as far as Casper.
They returned bringing Mrs. Nellie
Baker, his mother, who lives in
Carper, with them.
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Thursday, March 19 _ 59 33
Friday_ 45 30
Saturday _47 14
Sunday_... 75 28
Monday _ 78 32
Tuesday _ 70 41
Wednesday_ 48 35
Hodgin Funeral Set
for 10 a.m. Friday
In South Dakota
Funeral services for Maude Hod
gin, 68, who died Monday in a
Sioux City hospital will be held
Friday at 10 a.m., at Biglin’s fun
eral home or at the Methodist |
church with Rev. Glenn Kennicott I
officiating. Burial will be at Gre
gory, S. D., under the direction of |
Maude Hodgin was born Febr-j
uary 17, 1891. She came to O’Neill'
in 1941 from Gregory, S. D. She
worked as Cook most of the time
until she was forced to retire on ac
count of her health.
Survivors include: Sons, Har
old of Portland, Ore., and Gay of
County Youth Meet
The Holt County Rural Youth
met Friday evening in O’Neill with j
Ramona WaymRn. The anhual
spring banquet was discussed. Fin
al plans will be made at the next
Announcement of a party at
Wahoo, one at Hastings and the
Western Regional Conference to be
held at Wahoo were made.
Cards provided the entertainment
and the hostess served refresh
Pass Eleven City Paving Ordinances;
Unanimous Council Votes Wednesday
L » m»»«*»»•*> Douglas
• »£•••£•• Everett
mmmm Proposed Streets For Paving
1 — Streets Already Paved
Here Is a complete description of each paving district created
by the city council last night and the changes made in the original
DISTRICT 17—On Second street from the corner of Douglas to
the city limits. (6 blocks)
DISTRICT 18—On Adams street from the comer of First to
Fourth. (3 blocks)
DISTRICT 19—On Benton street from the comer of First to
Eighth. (7 blocks)
DISTRICT 20—On day street from the corner of First to Third
and on Third street from the corner of day to Benton. (3 blocks)
DISTRICT1 22—On Sixth street from the corner of Douglas to
Williams. (5 blocks)
DISTRICT1 23—On Seventh street from the corner of Adams to
Douglas. (3 blocks)
DISTRICT 21—On Madison street from the corner of Fremont
to Everett. ( block)
DISTRICT 25—On Third street from the corner of Everett to
Fremont. (1 block)
DISTRICT 26—On Fifth street from the corner of John to the
city limits. (2 blocks)
DISTRICT 21—On Fifth street from the comer of Everett to
Fremont and on Fremont from the comer of Fourth to Fifth and
on John from the comer of Fifth to Sixth and on Fifth from the
corner of day to John. (6 blocks)
DISTRICT 27—On Everett from the comer of Fifth to Seventh.
Carter Rites Are Held
At Presbyterian Church
Funeral services of Lola Wells
Carter, 81, of O’Neill were held
Tuesday at the Presbyterian
church in O’Neill with Rev. John
Mrs. Carter died Friday follow
ing a three month illness. She is
preceeded in death by her husband
the late Dr. Lewis A. Carter.
She was born in 1877 at Wash
ington, Kans., to John Wesley and
Jemima Dubbis Wells. She came
to Holt county in July of 1917 from
Tryton. On November 20, 1896, at
Washington, Kans., she was mar
ried to Lewis A. Carter.
She is survived by three daugh
ter’s, Vera Blum of Story, Wyo.,
Eunice Grabo of Albuquerque, J'l
M., Marjorie Beghtol of Lincoln,
and a brother, D. E. Wells of Can
on City, Colo.
World War I Vets
To Organize Chapter
In Atkinson Sunday
World War 1 Veterans will or
ganize a local chapter in Atkinson
Sunday afternoon at 2:30 instead
of Monday as planned.
The meetnig will be held in the
American Legion Hall. All Amer
can veterans who served in the
armed forces of the United States
from April 6-17 to November 11-18
who hold honorable discharges are
eligible for membership. The
State Commander from Omaha
will be present to organize the
chapter according to Claude F.
Humphrey, acting adjutant.
The 40th wedding anniversary of
Mr. and Mrs. August Kumm of
Norfolk will be celebrated Sunday
in the basement of the Municipal
Hall in Creighton.
Mr. and Mrs. Kumm have lived
in and around Creighton until re
Paul Shanner arrived home
Tuesday night from Arkansas,
where he spent the past month for
health purposes . Leon Sargent has
been taking care of Mr. Shanner's
shop in his absence.
Students from Wayne State
Teachers College home for a ten
day spring vacation include:
Jeannie McElhaney, Karen Bridge,
Mary Fetrow, Ivan Kaiser and
Ends Plan Stage
After rearranging the blocks in
the proposed paving districts, the
city council unanimously passed
11 ordinances creating the dis
tricts, last night.
If opposition of resident proper
ty owners in each district does not
exceed 50 percent, a grand total
of 39 blocks could be paved.
Several last minute changes in
the placing of blocks in districts
and the creation of the districts by
ordinances numbering from 17 to
27 held up the proceedings but was
not expected to delay the paving
One block, on Fremont from
Seventh to Eighth Streets was
stricken from paving plans by the
If all of the blocks are paved,
a total of 80 streets will have been
With the use of the map prepar
ed by The Frontier (above) and the
description (see other story) an
up-to-the-minute understanding of
council plans may be obtained.
Two O'Neill Girls
In College Band;
To Tour Soon
Betty Schultz anil Jane Peterson,
lx>th, students at Hastings College,
are members of the Hastings Col
lege Concert Band which leaves
Monday, on its Annual Spring tour.
This year the band will present
j concerts in high schools and chur
ches in Nebraska, Colorado, and
Long recognized a!-: one of the
midwest's inest collegiate bands,
it is the "Daddy of Nebraska Tour
ing Bands,” Under the direction of
James M. King, who is serving his
30th year on the Hastings College
faculty, the Touring Band has
gained wide acclaim from music
educators and critics everywhere.
Traveling in two chartered
buses, the band will perform in
some 24 communities. The colle
giate musicians will be on the
road ten days.
Numbering 54, the concert group
not only serves the state as a cul
tural organization, but at he college
provides a laboratory for student
conductors, furnishes a means to
study great musical literature, and
offers an elevatng extra-curricu
lar activity for students who are
not music majors.
Another function of the College
Concert Band is to provide a var
sity marching unit, complete
with majorettes to lead in down
town parades and colorful half
time performances in football
games. The band also broadcasts
in the state of Nebraska and has
also appeared in Chicago’s Or
Besides towns in southern and
western Nebraska, the band will
appear in Akron, Westminster,
Evergreen, and Brighton, Colora
do; and in Cheyenne. Wyoming on
its 1800 mile tour.
Methodist Men Eat
The men of the O’Neill Metho
dist church cooked and served their
own breakfast each Saturday mor
ning during lent, starting Febr
uary 4, and ending Saturday.
This annual men’s lenten break
fast had an average attendance of
20, under the leadership of Rev.
The men voted at their last meet
ing to help finance the sending of
the youth to the church camp at
Ponca State Park this summer in
Miss Ijois Jean Kaczor, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ka
czor of Ewing was chosen for
Girls’ State by the American
Legion Auxiliary. She is a mem
ber of the F.H.A., high schorif
band, pep club, triple trio, mixed
chorus girl’s glee club and she
played the leading roll in the
Junior class play.
Nissen Girl Is Chosen
For Girls State Trip
Kay Nissen, a junior at Page
high school, has been chosen to
go to Girls State in June. Her trip
will be sponsored by the Page Le
gion Auxiliary. •
Miss Nissen is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Ro
bert Nissen ol
Page, who live cm
a farm three mi
les west of Page.
She is in the top
fourth of her
Kay is a member of the volley
ball team, pep club, cheerleader,
a member of the high school band
and is secretary of the junior
Lohaus Men Get
Salesmen Awards •
Two Ford salesman from thr
Lohaus Motor Company, in O'Nefll
were presented with Ford 300-506
Club Awards at Omaha by W. A_
Heller, manager of Ford Division's
three-state Omaha sales district.
They were among 114 Ford sales
men so honored out of more thas
400 competing in the program
The winning salesmen from f»
local dealership are Del Robert
son and Duane McKay.
The award presentation took
place at a banquet in honor of the
top-ranking salesmen of 1958 in the
Omaha Ford district.
The 300-500 Club is a nationsfl
organization of Ford salesmen who
chalked up outstanding sales re
cords last year.
Legion and Auxiliary
Cut Birthday Cake
The cutting of the cake at the
American Legion club Sunday
night marked the annual birthday
party held jointly for the Amer
ican Legion and the Auxiliary.
Four World War I veterans were
present at the party. The men in
cluded William Kraft, who served
with the Fourth Division in France
G. Miller, with the 67th Coast Ar
tillery in France, Dick Minton,
with the 109th Engineering Divi
sion in England and France and
Dean Streeter, with the 89th Divi
sion of the Field Artillery. See com
plete report of Auxiliary news on
the women’s page.
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