The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, April 16, 1959, Image 1

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'Eyes' Top
Shot Mark
Highly geared Larry Tomlinson
of St. Mary's Academy excited
sports fans throughout the state
Tuesday when he threw the 12
fxaind shot 55 feet and 4 inches
The St. Mary senior just miss
ed the state record of 57 feet and
4 inches as he led his team to
victory at the Sand Hills relays in
The heave broke the previous
Relays record of 51 feet 1 in
ches set in 1949 by George Whit
tier who was on the St. Joe of At
kinson track squad.
Coach Don Templemeyer told
a Frontier reporter that he ex
pected Tomlinson to break (he state
record before the season was ov
“If conditions are right, I see
no reason why he couldn't," he
Last week Templemeyer pointed
out that each time Tomlinson has
lieen in competition he has better
ed his own mark by at least a
Area and state sports writers
have also predicted that Tomlinson
would soon hold the state shot put
record for high school athletes.
For a complete report of sports
news in the area turn to the sports
Sale Dates
April 18 To settle the estate of
the late Charles Sobotka, all real
and personal property will be of
fered at auction at. the west edge
of Inman by heirs of the estate.
Col. Ed Thorin of O'Neill, licensed
real estate broker and auctioneer
and George Colman of Inman auc
April 18 Over 20,000 feet of
material consisting of lumber,
posts, wire etc., at public auction
at the O’Neill speedway. Wally
O'Connell, auctioneer and Ed Mur
phy. clerk. (Details in next issue.)
On April 17, the estate sale of
Henry Cook, selling 160 Acre im
proved farm and all personal pro
perty. located 1 Mile West of O’
Neill Drive In Theatre and approx
imately 2*5 Miles North.
Watch next weeks issue for large
sale bill. Ed. T. Campbell, Admin
istrators Col. Wallace O'Connell,
April 25 Mr. and Mrs. Jesse
Kern Complete household goods, j
and restuarant equipment. Sale
starts at 1 p.m. at 115 North First
Street, O’Neill. (Me block east of
the Bowling Alley) Col. Wally O’
Connell. auctioneer.
Strong Rites Set
The funeral of Earl Harold
Strong, 50. who died recently at
the Methodist hospital in Omaha
will lie at 2 p.m Friday at the
Methodist church in O'Neill.
Burial will be at Prospect Hill
Survivors include his wife, eight
children, six sisters and one bro
Announce Winners
Of Spelling Contest
The Holt county spelling con
test winners have been announced
as follows by the county superin
The winner of the eighth grade
competition was Rosemary Ma
honey. District 5; Shirley Skrdla,
District 169, seventh grade; Judy
Syfie. District 53, sixth grade;
Mary Peterson, District 249. fifth
grade; Harold Morgan, District
69, fourth grade and Fred Johring,
District 92. third grade. _
Auto and Equipment
Fair Here Thursday
Every’ auto and equipment deal- j
in O'Neill will participate in the
auto and equipment fair today |
On the inside of today's Frontier
you will find the bargains of par
ticipating merchants with coupon
The coupons will be good for
three days, Thursday, Friday, and
An area on 4th street will again
I* roped off where the dealers
will show and demonstrate their
Two Minors Charged
With 'Possession'
Two local minors were charged
in county court April 4 with pos
session of alcoholic liquor by a
George R Coventry, 20, Inman
was fined $25 and costs.
Bernard R. Allen, 19, of O’Neill
was fined $45 and costs for poss
ession of alcoholic liquor and $25
for night speeding and costs.
Officer E. M. Hastreiter was
the arresting officer.
O'Neill Methodists At
District Conference
in Creighton Friday
O'Neill Methodists attending the
Northeast District Spring Confer
ence of the Nebraska Methodist
church in Creighton Friday were
Rev. and Mrs. Robert Embree,
Rev, and Mrs. Glenn Kennicott
and Mrs. R. R. Herley.
Rev. Embree, superintendent of
the Northeast District, presided
over the all day session which in
cluded reports from representa
tives of Methodist Hospital, Om
aha and Corwell Memorial Home,
Commitee directors. including
Rev. Kennicott, reported on chil
dren's, youth and adult work in
the district.
Deans of the Summer Youth
Camps presented the camping pro
gram to be held this year at Ponca
State Park June 1-6 and June 22
Plan Norfolk Trip
For 40 Cub Scouts
Nearly 40 boys of Cub Scout
Pack 210 in O'Neill will tour the
Meadow Gold plant at Norfolk
Thursday as part of their "Down
on the Farm” program. The boys
will have a picnic in the park at
noon and will visit the new mus
eum later in the day.
Making the trip with the lx>ys
will be cubmaster, Bill MacKinley
and den mothers, Mrs. Elroy Lieb,
Mrs. Joe Sivesind, Mrs. Walt Ly
ons, Mrs. Tom Anderson, Mrs. Her
bert Gydeson, and Mrs. Roy Hum
Star Family Leaves
For South America
C.W.O Earl Slattery and wife,
the former Bema Dean Miller of
the Star Community and their
four small children left for New
York April 5 and from there they
sailed for Ecudor, South America,
where they will make their home
for the next two years.
C.W.O. Slattery is connected
with an Army mission tour. He
has attended a language school
in St. Louis since December
during which time his family stay
at the home of Mrs. Slattery’s par
ents. Mr. and Mrs. Roland Miller.
While at the Miller home, Julie
Ann, a beginner, attended school
at district No. 49.
C.W.O. and Mrs. Slattery and
the two oldest children spent a few
years in Germany where he was
Dean's Honor Roll
John T. Head, a junior at Creigh
ton University and the son of Mr.
and Mrs. George Head, has been
placed on the dean’s honor roll.
Students must maintain an aver
age of at least 3.5 to be included
on the coveted list.
Two O'Neill Boys Are Honored
Two O'Neill FFA boys have re-[
ceived one of the highest awards j
that can l>e given at the state meet
held recently at Lincoln.
Merle Pease, the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Pease and George Ful
ler, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Levi
Fuller, were told this week they,
among 109 boys in Nebraska, that
they have been presented with the
State Farmer award.
The O’Neill team, under the
guidance of Vernon Carpenter, j
instructor, was awarded a su- j
perlor rating for the year 1959
at the meet.
A total of 12 boys from O’Neill
participated in the goup and indivi
dual events.
The results are as follows:
Demonstration—Nick Hammerlun j
Larry Rugge and Ted Jareske |
placed sixth as a team.
Livestock—Carl Summers, Nick
Hammerlun and Merle Pease were
awarded a blue ribbon for team
effort and Carl Summers placed j
in the blue ribbon an in
Dairy cattle Fred Rosenkrans,
Carl Summers, and Jerry Bailey
were awarded a red ribbon for
team efforts. Fred Rosenkrans
placed in the red ribbon class in
dividually. ’ *
Dairy Products—Fred Rosen
krans, Jerry Bailey and Don
Skopec were awarded a white
team ribbon.
Dairy Management— George
Fuller. Gerald Kaczor were the
second team in the state. Fuller
won the top blue ribbon and Kac
zor won a blue ribbon.*
Poultry—Merle Pease, Veldon
Tomlinson, Don Skopec were blue
ribbon team winners and Don Sko
pec won a individual blue ribbon.
Farm management—George Ful
ler, Gerald Kaczor were winners
of a red team ribtxin and Kaczor
won a blue ribbon individually.
State Farmers
Here are a couple of young O’Neill men—the pride of our ranch
and agricultural area—Merle Pease and Oeorge Fuller. Both boys
were presented with State Farmer awards in Lincoln. The Frontier
"The Voice of the Beef Empire"
Volume 78—Number 51 O'Neill, Holt County, Nebraska, Thursday, April 16, 1959 Seven Cents
O'Neill TV Booster Will Get Added Time;
FCC Announces September 30th Extension
And He's Bored With It All
For a kid who is getting the kind of attention that Richard Lee
Davis is, it’s surprising that he’s just like the other eight babies in
the Atkinson Memorial hospital. But to the mother, nuns, nurses
and Aklnson businessmen, Richard Lee Is special. He Is the 1,000th
baby born in the hospital. He weighs seven pounds and seven ounces,
Is 21 inches long, wrlll have hazel eyes, and is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Jim Davis of Stuart. This Is the Davis’ fifth child and fourth
son. All of the cnnuren were Dorn at tne Atkinson Hospital, tne
maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Pete Walnofer of Atkinson
and the paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Marion Davis of
Stuart. Sister M. Antonita O.S.F. and Sister M. Clare O.S.F., are
just as excited as Mom. The first baby bom at the hospital, before
the actual opening on Feb 1, 1952, came to Mr. and Mrs. Ellsborry
of Atkinson.
32 Sponsor Athletic
Banquet Tuesday
A total of 32 individuals and bus
inesses helped make the joint O’
Neill high school and St. Mary’s
Academy athletic banquet a suc
cess Tuesday.
The men and businesses inclu
ded the O’Neill Production Cre
dit Assoc., Dr. Wm. F. Finley,
Moore Noble Lumber and Coal Co.,
Fred Appleby, Western Auto (Sco
vie). The Frontier, The O’Neill
National Bank, D. A. Kersenbrock,
Saunto’s, Coast to Coast (Dale and
Jo Wilson), Gillespie’s Appliance,
the Holt County Independent, J.
C Pennv Co.. Helen’s Flower and
Gift Shop, Murray Liquor Store,
M. and M. Bakery and Cafe, Mc
Carvilles Clothing, the Rev. John
Hart, Coyne Hardware, Motor
Parts Inc., Eby Conoco, American
Gear, KBRX Radio, Jerry Petsche,
Dick Tomlinson, Fourth Street
Garage, Johnson Jewelry, First
National Bank, J. M. McDonald
Co., Patton Ben Franklin, Morgan
Ward and Pinkerman’s TV.
O'Neill Women Give
$93 To Library
Representatives of the O’Neill
Women’s Club turned over a 593
check to librarian Bernadette
Brennan Wednesday.
The funds were donated by the
women to supply more books for
the library in connection with Na
tional Library week.
Each year the women sponsor
a fund raising event for the bene
fit of the library. This year the
project was a hobby show.
At the present time there are
30 members of the club.
Mrs. D. C. Schaffer and Mrs.
Harrison Bridge represented all
the women at the check presenta
Letterman's Banquet
The Holt county letterman’s ban
quet will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday
evening at the Catholic parish hall
in Ewing.
Keith Gardner, ace University
of Nebraska sprinter, will be a
guest speaker at the banquet. Tic
kets will be available from local
Mrs. Stewart Returns
Mrs. Cal Stewart and children
returned home last week from a
six week vacation which took them
! through 21 states and 10 state capi
I tols.
The Stewarts visited at the homes
I of her sisters in Miami, Fla., and
Stauton, Virginia, and her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph O’Mara in
Millburn, N.J.
They also stopped at the homes
of many friends along the way.
; Mr. Stewart remained in the East
| and will return later.
— ■ ■ a ■
bnoemaner t»eis Awara
Students in the upper group of
the mathematics class at St. Mary’s
Academy participated in a contest
in April sponsored by the Nebras
ka section of National Council of
Teachers of Mathematics.
Bill Shoemaker has won a medal
of award for the highest score in
the group.
Bill is a junior and a second
year algebra student.
Assessment Schedule
Bill Wefso, county assessor, said
40 percent of the personal assess
ment schedules were still out in
the city of O’Neill.
Almost all of the county pre
cincts are in at the present time.
Wefso said personal property
holders in the county will have un
til April 20 to file their schedules
at his office.
1959 Cancer Crusade
The Cancer Crusade for 1959 will
be held in Holt county beginning on
April 20th to 26th, according to
Mrs. Otto Herre, chairman. Holt
county unit of the American Can
cer society.
The theme for the 1959 Crusade
is ‘‘Guard Your Family. Fight
Cancer with a checkup and a
check.” Because of the growing
amount of research and the in
creasing need for information ab
out Cancer and the fact that it can
be cured, the crusade will com
bine an intensive education cam
paign along with the drive for
Sedlacek Funeral
Is Held Saturday
James V. Sedlacek, the son of
Mike and Anna Chapek Sedlacek
was born September 28, 1876 in
Czechoslovakia. He died April 8
at Norfolk.
Funeral services were held Sat
urday at 2 p.m. at the United Lu
theran church in Spencer with
Rev. Hugh Dowler officiating.
Burial was in the WMFA ceme
Pallbearers were Dr. J. M. Puce
lik, Anton Soukup, Charles Zidko,
Frank Zidko, Edward M. Krbel
and Joe Jamber.
' Shari and Norm Klasna, O’Neill,
have been elected to membership
in the American Angus Association
at St. Joseph, Mo., announces
Frank Richards, secretary._
Mrs. Josie Scheinost
Funeral Is Scheduled
Funeral services for Mrs. Josie
Scheinost of Spencer, who died
Tuesday in the Sacred Heart hos
pital at Lynch, will be held Friday
at 2 p.m. from the Methodist
church in Spencer with Rev. Har
old Jensen officiating. Burial will
be in the WBFA cemetery.
Mrs. Scheinost was bom August
5, 1889, in Saunders county.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, who died nine years
ago the same date as her death.
One son also preceded his mother
in death.
Survivors include six sons, Al
l>ert. Lewis and Fred, all of Spen
cer; Ladimer of Bristow; William
of Page and Charles of Inman;
Daughter, Mrs. Emil (Agnes) Pro
kop of Spencer and 23 grand chil
Consider Satellite
At *125,000 Cost
As plans were being made in
the O'Neill region to make arrange
ments for a satellite television sta
tion, the Federal Communications
Commission extended their dead
line to September 30.
Representative Don McGinley
was notified by the FCC that tele
vision booster stations would l>e
given until September 30 to con
vert from very high frequency
channels to ultra high frequency
On December 30, the O'Neill
Ixxister along with all others were
given 90 days to convert.
A privately owned and oper
ated satellite television station
in the O’Neill area could cost
$125,000 according to Frank J.
Brady, chairman of the north
central Television Association.
The association, a recently or
ganized group of men, with head
quarters in Atkinson, is behind a
move to help introduce snow-free
TV reception in this area.
“Although I do not know just
how we would raise the money as
yet, a corporation would probably
have to be formed and a private
business started,” he said.
The plans to either Introduce a
satellite privately or interest other
TV stations in operating it in the
O’Neill area has grown out of the
FCC order to stop the TV l>ooster
station in O'Neill.
Other alternatives are l>eing
looked into by the association and
men from WOW in Omaha and
KTIV in Sioux City have been con
Brady said KTIV had "just been
contacted” but that there was "a
possibility they might introduce
and operate the satellite them
Brady said he was informed
that $5,000 In commercial reven
ue per month In the area could
make the station pay for Itself.
If the booster stations are con
verted to UHF, it would require
expensive changes in television
receivers in their broadcasting
area to receive the new transmis
The satellite station possibility,
which is most strongly considered
in this area, would receive a pro
gram from a mother station and
rebroadcast it on a different VHF
. . . principal post
Post Goes
to Miller
The O’Neill board ol educatr*
ms announced that O’Neill coat®
Miller has accepted the print*
palhip and job of athletic dim*
tor of the O'Neill public school for
the coming year.
Superintendent M. J. Baar®
said Miller would replace Willai#
Solfermoser. He said anothei eoner
would bo hired to take the clutw
of football and track coach.
Miller, with his family of thr*
boys, has lived in O’Neill for thr
past 11 years.
The coach said he will kaw
for the University of Nebraska M
the end of the school year to act®
on his master's degree.
He is a graduate of Peru State
Teachers College.
Superintendent Daack said urn
other teachers have been dffrtte®
contracts for the oomwif yew.
They include Mr* Nora Beckwflte
and Mrs. Wayne Spelts.
33 Extension Clubs
Represented in O’Neil1
For Council Meet
Thirty-three home ex ten si*
clubs were represented at : am
spring meeting of the Holt oot»
ty Extension Council in ONe#
Mrs A. T. Crurnly of the Tag#
Council presided. Mrs EcJgJB
Stauffer, also of Page, reporter
that 496 county members tww
paid their dues.
Plans were made for the
sons on bread making which w®
be given in all centers later thte
month and for the spring rew
which will feature the demonstra
tion of skillet meals.
The council members were divi»
ed into four groups to list tie*
for future programs.
If They're Happy With Less Than You Think...
Take any little O’Neill kid with a patch in the
middle of his pants and a gleam in the middle of
his eye.
Let the weather be fair—a cool 70 degrees will
do—and give him a beat-up baseball bat ana a
broken-down glove his brother wore out three years
Slap down three gunny sacks and the end of a
Ru tele up an old ball—so what if the, cover’s oL
Cry the cry of Yankee Stadium or any little sand
lot square in any little village from Lynch to Los
Angeles. When you holler “play ball!” make like
you mean it.
When you tell the kid he’s out, make like you
mean that too.
And when you’ve done it, you’ve done more than
the building of a child’s character. You’ve done
more than the reflecting of and adding to the
wealth of America. You’ve done more, perhaps,
than the starting of another Ty Cobb. You’ve done
more than the keeping of a kid out of trouble. You’ve
done more than the building of a better future C1
Neill citizen. <■
Here’s what you have done: You’ve made ihJu
patched pants kid happy.
You know it when he leaps high in the air a he*,
his team just scores so what if the run wa!k«lr
You know it when he throws his glove bigt . n
the air just after his buddy hits a home-run-**
what if it was really the shortstop’s error
You know it the way he drags his way nonw
after a defeat—or a win- and say’s “Mum I**
You know it the way he shows up the netft day
win or lose—and says. “Coach, how about iettin*
me pitch today?”
And if you don’t believe it, just ask a few of the*
O'Neill men who coach the little league and pee
wee teams:
Joe Ollendick, manager of the midgets and Jure
ior Legion teams, Fred Appleby, Jerry SchmxJt,
Clyde McKenzie, Father Duffy, Francis Gilg an*
Jim Holsclaw, managers of the Pee Wees.