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Fleming Funeral Set
For Friday Morning
James Fleming, 81, long time
resident of the O'Neill community,
died Wednesday noon at St, An
thony's hospital in O'Neill,
Funeral services will be conduct
ed Friday at 10 a m , at St. Pat
rick's Catholic church. A rosary
will lie recited Thursday evening
at 8:00 at Biglin's funeral chapel
He is survived by his wife and
Two Inman Men
Fined by Reimer
Max Kipple of Inman was fined
$10 and $5 costs in Holt county
-ourt Tuesday by Judge Louis
Reimer for the use of milk caps
which bore a firm name other than
The complaint against Mr. Kip
ple was filed by Fret! R. Close.
Nebraska inspector of dairies and
Another Inman man, S. E. How
ard, was fined $10 and asscisefi
$1 costs for driving a vehicle with
out license plates. Trooper Rob
ert Gude made the arrest.
In This Issue
Volume 78—Number 52 O'Neill, Holt County, Nebraska, Thursday, April 23, 1959 Seven Cents
He Was Well Received
'Sports, A Matter of the Mind' Gardner Says
The young man from Jamaica
walked up to the microphone and
in a soft and English accented
voice told 300 Holt county ath
letes how he felt they could be
“You must sacrifice as well as
make up your mind what you are
going to do," Keith Gardner said
in the Ewing Catholic parish hall
"Championship sports is a mat
ter not so much of physical effort
hut rather a matter of the mind,
the Olympic runner from the Uni
versity of Nebraska said.
lie told the fascinated t>oys, and
singled out the high School sen
iors. that they could not expect
things to tie easy whether they de
cided to go to college or not, or
whether they intended to continue
their interests in sports or not.
And Gardner should know Rear
ed in village of Kingstown, Ja
maica, he explained that he did
not have the good fortune to have
a high school coach as such, and
told the Ixjys that they were "priv
ileged" to have such men interest
ed in them. Despite the lack of
early training, however, he has
Income one of the fastest living
quarter milers. _
The age old advice was again given to the se nior high school boys who attended the Holt letter
men’s banquet in Ewing. ’’Things are not going to be easy for you when you get out of school,” Keith
Gardner, at left, above, said. O’Neill high school track coach Marv Miller introduced the fleet- footed
.lamacian. The Frontier Photo.
The reaction of the boys was self
explanatory as the applause
brought down the house.
Gardner said one of the things
that pleased him the most was the
athletic banquets that he had at
tended all the way from the Uni
versity of Nebraska to the Olympic
Games. "It is wonderful how many
countries that you can see and
how many people you can meet
because of competition," he said.
Masy of them were in for a sur
prise liefore the evening was over.
Many did not know that the boy
seated beside him could be his
competitor. They were told that
the Holt county track meet would
l>e held the following morning in
Turn to the inside pages for a
complete round-up of that meet.
Talent Winners Are
Next Stop Fullerton
Lions Club officials reported an
excellent turn-out for the talent
The winners are ns follows:
Junior division first place, girls
piano trio, Kathy Reynoidson, Pat
ty Lorenz, and Sally Herley; se
cond place, Cherlyn , Van Vleck,
tap dance: third, Lynn Franklin vo
Intermediate division first
place, polka tots, Steve Reynold
son, Gary Brewster, Kenneth
Franklin, Terry Kurtz, Bobby
Kramer and Joe Shoemaker; Sec
ond place, Joyce Harmon, vocal
solo; third, Lynda Curren, piano
Senior division first place..
Jacque Arbuthnot, flute solo, see-'
ond, Konnie Kurtz, piano solo,
third, Sharon Hartronft, vocal so
The first in the junior and inter
mediate divisions and the first and
second place in the senior divi
sions will go to Fullerton for the
district contest. Those winners will
go to Falls City.
Joe Chapman, Tom Gallagher
and Andy Anderson, all of Bassett,
were the" judges.
On Honor Roll
Stuart Larry Kramer, son of
Mr. and Mrs. .1 o h n Kramer
Stuart made the honor roll with a
two point average at Morey Hall.
Wayne State Teachers College.
This is his 2nd year in college.
In Ewing To End:
The final chapter in the story of
the loss of railway agent facilities
in Emmet is being-written by the
State Railway Commission.
Although no facilities of this type
has been available for years in
Emmet, the Commission will hold
a hearing in an attempt 1o close
down station and caretaker service
on April 30.
If Chicago and North Western
Railway Co, succeeds in dropping
Emmet, provisions will still be
made to provide for the handling
of car loads only.
William S[>enee, the O'Neill
agent, said the step was only a
formal one and that since the sta
tion burned down several weeks
ago, the O’Neill office was hand
ling all of Emmet’s rail business.
The railway company has ex
plained that the only business trans
acted at Emmet is an occasional
carload and that in 1958 only seven
carload shipments were forwarded.
Railway Commission executives
said that the railroad has alleged
that such little rail traffic occurs
in Emmet, and that because it is
of a non-recurring nature, that the
company wished to formally close
the books on the station.
Spence explained that the move
on the part of the railway was
just one of the “hundreds of small
er statioss” that will be discon
tinued in the future.
Holt Fire Meeting
The annual meeting of the O'Neill
Rural Fire Protection District No.
3 will be held at 1 p.m. April 30
at the assembly room of the court
Election of officers and othei
business will come before the group
according to P. V. Hickey, secre
One of file finer miscellaneous instrumental performances Riven at the music contest licit! last
week was Riven by the O’Neill Rroup shown above. They were Riven a first place for their efforts. The
members of the brass choir are John Kurtz, Nancy Detail, Larry Dawes, Norma Widtfeldt, Kenny Pea
cock, Bill Nelson, Kenneth Franklin, Perry Dawes, Steve Reynoldson, Raymond Fox, Clint Miller, Nancy
Wray, Bobby Jenkins, Peggy Rokes, Gary Brewster and Roy Bridge. The Frontier Photo.
hi lo pree.
Thursday, April 16 68 47
Friday 56 38
Saturday _ 42 20 1
Sunday 33 31 1
Monday 39 30 :016
Tuesday 49 20
Wednesday .._ 66 29
Here In Our Midst
Chambers lady Writes Prayer;
Seven Million To Read It Soon
CHAMBERS Would it surprise
you to know that many prayers
and meditations are not written m
the studies of the clergy?
Right here within our midst, we
have a little silver-haired lady who
sits on a brightly lighted porch
and hammers out prayers that will
ho heard by millions.
Mrs, Louis Neilson of Chambers
is no amateur and has 1 eon active i
in writing plays, short stories and
poetry in addition to meditations
and greatirrg cards.
Although she has been a resi
dent of Chamber for only nine
ve irs she is well known by ever\ -
'5 not only does this ke<£
her busy, she cares for her 9b
year old mother.
Now she is receiving an donor.
On lune 9. It million readers from;
Su over the world will meditate
on one of her prayers in The l p
The Protestant desattional Rmde
is one of the most widelyread per
iodical of a religious nature.
Mrs. Neilson s prayer speaks
for itself: ,
Father, help us to see that
life Itself may lie a prayer.
Ma\ we have our minds anil
hearts upon to the needs of
those about us. aud be read}
and willing to help In every
way possible. Tench us to
,>r.< y a> if everything depend
ed ujioii Thee and work as if
everything depended upon us.
"I don’t believe in this business
of being in a certain mood to
write," she explains to the cur
ious. "If everyone you met wait
ed for you to be in the mood to
shake their hand, few- people
would meet each other.”
Mrs. Neilson explains that prayer
to her means “practical deeds’.’ j
She explained that actual physical
help is what is needed and that is.
Mrs. Louis (Holloway) N'eilson lives on the outskirts of Cham
bers. Her writing experience includes short stories, plays, poetry
and prayer. The Frontier Photo.
what a prayer should be.
And do you wonder who her
favorite author is? She likes to
read Bess Streeter Aldrich, a Neb-'
raskan, and she will tell you (quite
modestly if you aski that the Bib
le is not exactly foreign.
Supper guests at the Lloyd Lied
tke home Thursday were Mrs.
George Grant and Mrs. Everett
Collins, Meadow Grove.
Claudia Wauer and Sharon Han
ner, Meadow Grove, spent Thurs
day at the Lloyd Liedtke home.
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Fetrow were
Sunday guests at the Melvin Lor
enz home, Inman.
Baack to Chicago
Supt. Milton J. Baack has gone
to Chicago to attend a meeting of
the school review committee,
which opened Monday.
The committee will meet in con
junction with the convention of
the North Central Association of
Colleges and Secondary Schools,
which will be in session through
Friday. Sl\ Nebraska administra
tors are on the committee.
Larson Girl Killed
Miss Phyllis Larson, 18 and a !
former stuuent at O'Neill high
school, was killed in a highway
crash Sunday night near Tabor,
la., She was the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Chester Larson, now of
Norfolk, but former residents in
the Ewing and Chambers areas.
Miss Larson is survived by her
parents and seven brothers and
Board of Education
Awards Electric Bids
The O'Neill Boad of Education
opened bills Thursday for the light
ing of the new track and foot
The om of Cresent Electric Co.
of Sioux City was accepted. The
bid lor all materials less poles was
W244.ll F.O.B O'Neill.
The next step includes the se
curing a local contractor to con
tract the installation of all mater
ials except poles. Consumers Pu
blic Power will place the poles.
Attendance Record Set
Of The Musical Forum
Well over GOO parents and fri
ends us well as 106 teachers wat
ched at least 670 grade school stu
dents perform at the O’Neill high
school auditorium this week.
Officials of the Holt county music
festival said it was one of the best
attended festivals ever held here.
Chorus and harmony band pra
tice was held in the morning and
the program began in the "after
noon on Monday.
April 25— Mr. and Mrs. Jesse
Kern. Complete household goods,
and restuarant equipment. Sale
starts at 1 p.m. at 115 North First
Street, O'Neill. block east of <
the Bowling Alley) Col. Wally O’- !
Two Records Broken
By Larry Tomlinson
The eyes of spoils fans throu
out the state were on Larrv Tom-1
linson of St. Mary's Academy yes
And although he failed by a good
margin in breaking the state shotj
put record, he did break two Holt
county records, scored nearly half
of his team’s points and won four
The 120 yard high hurdle mark
set in 1957 by Tom Schneider of
St. Mary's was bettered by Tomlin
son by eight tenths of a second at
He also ran the 180 yard low hur
dles in 21.5 seconds, breaking the
previous record held by Jim Slat
tery of St. Joe in 1957. Slattery’s
time was 22 seconds flat.
For a,full report of the day’s
activities, see the inside pages.
'The Big Show'
“The Big Show ", the O’Neill
public school kindergarten operet
ta will be presented by 43 children
of the kindergarten class, under
the direction of their teacher, Mrs.
Harry Petersen, on May 8, begin
ing at 8 p.m., at the high school
auditorium. Free admission. See
next week’s Frintier for the full
Savings Are Up
Holt county residents lxmght
$247,540 in E and H bonds during
March, according to Lyle P. Dierks
volunteer head of the county com
January-March sales for the
county now total $445,742 and repre
sent 39.7 percent of the yearly
Joe Biglin left Wednesday for
Novato, Californ ia, where
he will visit his sister, Mrs George
Curts and family.
Something new has been added io the O’Neill Frontier. This engraving machine makes it possible
for The Frontier to prepare photographs for the newspaper. Prior to this date it was necessary to have
the work done awav from the newspaper plant. The management explained that this was another move
to improve the ptvper for Beef Empire readers. Sharrin Hancock is shown here operating the machine
for the first time. The Frontier Photo.
Burvell Buys Cook KiO—
Frank Burvell, O'Neill, paid
5105 per acre last Friday for the
Henry Cook quarter section. Col.
D’Connell and Vern Reynoldson
.vere the auctioneers. <
Two Car Crash Takes Two Lives On Highway 20
One newlywed of Creighton and
i Niobrara man were killed almost
instantly in a two car crash two
miles east of O’Neill on highway
175-20 Sunday night.
Dead are Gail R. Muller, 24, of
Creighton and W.n ?r B. Sedivy of
Four others vvete injured and at
east two of these were in serious
audition at St. Anthony's hospital
Mrs.- Leona Hynes, in critical
condition, was transferred to a
Sioirx City hospital. •
Mrs. Gail Muller, IS, the widow
if Mr. Muller, has left St. Anth
my’s and returned home for the
'uneral of her husband. The couple
rad been married 10 days.
In the hospital and reported do
ng well are Carroll O’Neill of O’
vJeill and Mrs. Walter Sedivy of
Investigating officer Bob Gude. a
state safety patrolman, said the
iccident occurred two miles east
if O’Neill on Highway 275 and U.S.
Gude said the drivers of the cars
Although one headlight shines after the accident which took two lives and injured four others near
O’Neill Sunday, the damage was nearly total to both vehicles. This is the Carroll O’Neill car just min
utes after the accident occurred. The Frontier 1‘hoto.
were Gail Muller and Carroll O'
Neill. The passenger in the O'Neill
vehicle was Mrs. Leona Hynes. In
addition to Muller’s wife, passen
gers in the other car were Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Sedivy.
Investigating officers described
the accident as a sideswipe. The
Muiler car was traveling west at j
the time the accident occurred and
O'Neill was going east.
Gude said road conditions wen
hazardous. An inch of ice and
snow was on the highway when the
Agent Makes Crop Estimate:
Holt County Corn Production
Will Be Up 10,000 Bushels
Silver Anniversary Is
Celebrated in Ewing
EWING—Mr .and Mrs. Anton
Rothleutner celebrated their 25th
wedding anniversary on April 14.
They were supper guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Jim Tinsley.
Later thew were charivaried by
a group and taken to the school
house where more relatives and
friends had gathered.
The couple was presented with
a silver tree containing $25 and a
Cards furnished entertainment
for the evening. Lunch was served.
A three tier cake topped with min
iature bride and bride-groom was
decorated by Mrs. Joe Turay for
Moisture Slows Down
Tree Crew Operation
Of Conservation Men
Moisture has temporarily slowed
the work of the Holt Soil and Wat
er Coservation District’s drill and
tree crew operations.
To date, over 350 acres of seed
has been drilled by the District's
grass seed drill. The new drill is
expected to arrive and be in oper
ation by the end of this week.
Plans already call for over 1,50b
acres to be seeded by these two
Many cooperators expressed in
terest in the new drill before it was
ordered. Any one discussing the use
of the drill with office personnel
after the 15th of February are
urged to contact the office to make
sure the status of their request is
A schedule has been set up and
letters mailed to all who are on
the list to use the drill. There is
still time for others to put in their
request for use of the drill if they
At Presby Meeting
Attending the 72nd Annual Nio
brara Presbyterial and Presbytery
in Wayne Monday were Rev. and
Mrs. John Hart and Mrs. Christina
Speakers at the all day meeting,
held at the Wayne Presbyterian
church, were Mrs. Calvin Wallis,
missionary in Guatemala and Mrs.
Ellis Anderson, Nebraska Synodic
And No Controls
Cited As Causes
The raising of corn in Holt coun
ty is expected to increase by 10,
000 bushels or more this year ac
cording to Holt County Agent Neil
Dawes cited the dropping of gov
ernment controls and the large ir
rigation project in Atkinson as
reasons for the expected increase.
In iMldition to these reasons,
Dawes also cited the Increase
in moisture during the past few
days and explained that the nor
mal corn production would In
In the past few years, an aver
age of 60,000 bushels have been
raised. This year extension offic
ials expect that figure to be raised
“Several years ago we raised
that much corn in the county each
year but now that certain controls
have been dropped we exi>cct to
see a substantial raise," he said.
HAY Reporting on other crops
in the area, Dawes said the hay
"The average rancher in this area
has at least half of his last year’s
hay crop,” he said.
Dawes said he expected to see
an excellent hay crop again this
year with the surge in moisture dur
ing the past few days. “The grass
es are off to a go,*? ''.tart,” he said
The agent said he expected the
average rancher to hold on to
much of the hay produced this
year. “Although the price has
been steady, It has been low,”
RANGE AND PASTURE — The
range has been slow but is pick
ing up very fast now. Dawes be
lieves most ranchers will begin
turning out cattle by May 1, a
few days earlier than usuql.
ALFALFA-1The alfalfa needs
more warm weather although the
moisture is expected to produce a
crop of at least 100 percent of aver
SMALL GRAIN Approximately
60 percent is planted and the pros
pects are good along with winter
Banquet Is Held
CHAMBERS A sports banquet,
sponsored by the pep club was held
Wednesday in the assembly room
>f the high school.
There will be a meeting of the
Nebraska School Improvement as
sociation (county chapter) at 1:30 i
p m. April 25 at the American Leg- i
ion hall in O’Neill.
Boys State Candidate
Will Leave in June
Gerald Reynoldson, the son a
Mr. find Mrs. Brock RrynoHAm
of O'Neill, has been chosen *» »
Boys State eandidute.
He will leave for Lincoln is
and his trip will be s| win so red «e
Post 93 of the American L*?pa*
Gerald is a Junior at O'Neil
high school. Boys
from all over the
state win get to
gether at the Uni
versity of Nebras
ka campus and at
the College of
they will meet
each other and
They will tour
Lincoln, will see
the state house,
and the campus of the University
Former Amelia Girl
Tells of Experience:
By Florence I .liidsi y
AMELIA It must have been i
very special clay for a girl whs
used to live here and a special
day in Hawaii.
Mrs. Ted (Marie Adair) Price
walked into her classroom on tht
island and found that her grade
school children were so escitar
that, they didn't know what to <lc
Mrs. Price, formerly of Amelia
who now lives in Honolulu, ‘old ha?
mother, Mrs. Gertie Adair n*
the children had just found out mu
Hawaii had just become a state.
Here are a few excerpts trot*
the letter Mrs. Price wrote bar
"The kids were almost hevunt
control this morning when tlajj
were told that they would be cit
izens of a state. I talked and talk
ed about being a good citizen and
how important that it was. We sxni
and then I talked some more ant
finally managed to keep my kid!
"The children ’carried the new
flag (we had it out on the iawW;
and then said the pledge. A min
ister led the group in prayer and
then we sang "The Star Spanglef
Banner" and “Hawaii Ponoi
"It was all very impressive an£>
calmed the children down. My claw
came back to the room and .vert
excused for the day. They were
quite orderly after that, much t*
Wins Fry Pan
Winners of the Sticker Contest
at the Safeway store were announ
ced last week. First prize went to
Delores F. Boyle. She was pre
sented with a Presto Fry Pan by
Tom Cronin, store manager.
Other winners included Mrs All
an Van Vleck, Mrs. Helen Ermer,
Mrs. Fred Holsclaw, John Fiala,
Mrs. Ben Hanlon, Mrs. George E
Hartman, jr., Mrs. Norma Steele,
Mrs. Melvin B. Marcellos and Mrs.
R. W. Waters, all of O'Neill md
Mrs, Roy Zellers of Page. Each
received a Buston French purse.
To Hastings College
Danny La Rue, a high school sen
ior from Ewing, Nebraska, was on
the campus of Hastings College
last weekend as the guest of the
administration and admissions de
partments. A full day’s acthniw
were scheduled for the \ isnors
from high schools across Nctn i-ka
Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming
Over 185 were in attendance which
is a record for the Annual Senka
Day program provided by Hast
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