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STATE HIST SOC
Water Shortage Causes City Council to Declare State of Emergency
Beautiful lawns and flowers give any city an added boost in the
eyes of outsiders.
But if you were to have your choice between beautiful lawns and
flowers or the chance of charred houses dotting the landscapes, the
outsiders as well as residents with “green thumbs" would waive the
beauty for the burden of watching their grass turn a little yellow.
We have a water shortage. The city council is doing all they can to
solve the problem, to keep the fire hazard down as well as providing
'a fair method of sharing the water. <See story at right.)
By following the requests of the council we will show others just
how much we want to be good citizens.
Another point should lie mentioned. We must rememlier that many
people have their own water wells in the city. Before we condemn
anyone for not complying with the request, we should make certain
that the person watering his lawn at un unspecified time does not
have a well.
Remember, there is more than one way to burn a flower. The
sun is pretty good at it and so is fire. The trouble with fire is that
it doesn’t know where to stop.
It is possible, should we receive enough rain in the next few days
that the council could see fit to withdraw their request. But in the
meantime we have a duty to our neighbors as well as ourselves.
The O'Neill city council declared a state of
emergency and took action to speed up the installa
tion of a new water booster pump and the digging
of another city water well.
The action came ut a special meeting Tuesday and
was taken by councilmen because of what officials
believe could lie a "dangerously short supply" of wa
ter in the late afternoon hours.
Specifically the council asked cooperation of citi
zens watering lawns and set up hours for certain sec
tions of the city, then waived the usually necessary
publication of bids on the new water facilities.
One spokesman for the council said the pump and
well could be in operation as early as August.
High temperatures and lack of rainfall were cited
as reasons for the water shortage. In several nor
thern and central sections of the city, citizens com
plained of low pressure and silt in the water supply
during the week.
The council has asked that anyone who lives west
of the center line of Fourth street water their lawns
on Monday. Wednesday and Friday and refrain from
doing so on other days. Those who live east of Fourth
street are asked to water their lawns on Tuesday,
Thursday, and Saturday only. The request by the
council is to remain in effect for 30 days.
In addition, councilmen asked that no one water
their lawns from 12 noon to 8 p.m. on Sundays.
John Beilin, who maintains O’Neill's water sup
ply system, said the stand-uy tank has been em
pty at the close of several day's this week and that
the silt flowing into home pipes is from the bot
tom of mains where water is taken directly during
the shortage hours.
Beilin said the stand-by tank is usually eomplet
ly full in the morning but that the present well and
pump is not sufficient to keep it full.
At the present time the equipment at the exist
ing well pumps 690 gallons per minute. Beilin said
O'Neill’s water consumption exceeds that during the
late afternoon hours. The water pressure has drc|>
ped from the normal 56 pounds per square inch to
15 pounds per square inch during these times
The new booster pump and well is expected to
pump water at a rate of an additional 400 gal ions
Under ordinary procedures the state requires the
city to advertise and puhlish the specifications for
bidders for three weeks unless the council declares
a state of emergency.
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"The Voice of the Beef Empire"
Volume 79—Number 8 O'Neill, Holt County, Nebraska, Thursday, June 18, 1959_ _ Seven Cents
38 - Year Old Golf Classic To Begin
Saturday at O'Neill -- for Fathers
Top-notch golfers are scheduled
to make their appearances in O'
Neill this weekend for the 38th an
nual Dad's Day golf tournament
i set for Saturday, Sunday and Mon
day at the local course.
The tournament, the oldest con
tinuous golf tournament in Nebras
ka. will begin Saturday when golf
ers qualify for the championship
Other golfers may qualify for
the match play tourney on Sat
tirday if they wish, hut most
golfers in other flights are ex
pected to qualify before that
First round matches will Itcgin
Sunday at 8 am. and Tom Liddy,
tournament chairman said matches
will be forfeited after a 15-minute
Champion golfers will play 36
holes of match play Sunday and
finish the lournament Monday.
Golfers in the flights will play 9
to 14 holes Sunday 'and finish Mon
day. Consolation play is set for all
Max Golden, defending champ
ion. has come from Miami, Fla.,
to defend his title, the 11th one he
has won in the 38-year classic.
Jim Snyder, last year's runner
up from Ainsworth, is also expect
Other golfers expected are J,
B. Ferguson, Ord; Carl Hedel
Mon. Bassett; Kermle Mortenson,
Albion; A. Story. Plalnvlew: Ted
IJndberg, St. Paul, and many
others. Ben Grady; “Seovle”
,laszkowtak, three times runner
up; llenry Cohans; Lawrence
Haynes, and Tom Liddy art* just
a few of the O’Neill golfers who
will make it tough on visiting
A full program is also Sched
uled to make the ladies part of the
tournament enjoyable. Bridge on
Saturday afternoon, a luncheon
followed by bridge on Sunday and
a dance Sunday night will be held.
A dutch lunch and Calcutta is also
scheuled for Saturday night.
Max Golden, II time winner of the annual O’Neill Dad’s Day open
golf tournament, has arrived from Miami. Ha., to defend Ills title
to the 38-year old classic.
Stuart Woman Dies
After Being Feted
On 50th Anniversary
STUART Funeral services were
held Monday afternoon for Mrs.
Fred Zink of Stuart who died
Thursday at the Atkinson Memorial
hospital. Mrs. Zink died suddenly
after being hospitalized for a short
The Rev. Herbert Young of Stu
art conducted the funeral services
which were held ut the Stuart
Only six days prior to her death.
Mr. and Mrs. Zink had celebrated
their golden wedding anniversary
at their home in Stuart.
Survivors include the widower,
four daughters — Mrs. George
(Margaret' Keidel, Mrs. James
(Sarah) Allyn, Mrs. Wesley (Hel
en' Slaymaker, all of Stuart, and
Mi's. Robert (Mary Jane' Pear
son, who lives in England; and
two sons Robert Zink of Lincoln
and Harold Zink of Wewela, S.D
One daughter, Mrs. Winifred Stech.
died two years ago.
Third Women's Tourney
The third annual Women’s open
golf turnamenf will be held Wed
nesday, July 1 .
Tournament day will begin with
coffee and rolls at 8 a.m., regi
stration and golf tee-off from 8:30
to 9 a m , lucheon from 1 to 2 p.
m. and brige at 2 p.m.
The fee for all glofers will be
$3 and for non-golfers, $2.
At Language Institute
Mrs. Marguerite Hoffman of O’
Neill. who teaches in the Norfolk
schools, left Sunday for the Uni
versity of South Dakota at Ver
She is one of 20 Spanish teachers
selected to participate in the 7
week modem language Institute
being conducted under provisions
of the National Education Act.
The older generation, who wen lari;, lx responsible tor plans to build a BOW church, watch Msgr.
.lurlcek take the first spade full of dirt from the new building site. The men watching, from left, are
Nick Baker. Vac Jedlicka. Cap Hazelhorst and Pete Chvala. The men were among the first large do
lynch Catholic Church Planned
LYNCH—There was honest pride
and satisfaction written all over
the faces of Catholic congregation
members here Sunday when a site
for a new church and rectory was
The ceremony meant that the
GO-year old frame smicture would
be replaced by 'a modern $40,000
Rt. Rev. Msgr John S. Juricek,
pastor of St. Peter and Paul church
in Omaha, blessed the new build
ing site just north of the Lynch
The congregation of Assumption
Blessed Virgin Mary church is now
planning an 80 by 45 foot church,
to be built with -as much volunteer
1 labor as possible.
The Rev. R. Charles Kamber,
DD. pastor of the small congrega
tion has a right to be proud too.
Formerly of Yougoslavia the priest
just received his citizenship papers
three years ago.
Visiting priests who attended the
ceremonies were the Rev. Timothy
O'Sullivan of O'Neill, the Rev. Rob
ert Steinhausen of Spencer, and the
Rev. Charles Oborny of Verdigre.
Former Holt Sheriff
Asa Hubbard Dies;
Funeral Held Today
Funeral services for former Holt
county sheriff Asa B. Hubbard, 72.
of Chambers, were held today
(Thursday) at the Methodist church
Mr. Hubbard died Monday at 4
a m. at St. Anth
ony's hospital in
an illness of one
sheriff served in
Holt county by
1940, at the
of the death
Peter W. Duffy.
In 1950 he
Leo Tom jack.
pointment, M r
Hubbard operat- Asa B. Hubbard
ed 'a service station near Chambers
and was an active rancher.
The Rev. Charles Cox, pastor of
the Methodist church, officiated
at services at 10 a.m. Burial was
in the Chambers cemetery.
He is survived by a widow, Susie,
4 brothers, Arthur C. of Rapid
City, S.D., Ivan of Littleton, Colo.,
Edward of Gillette, Wyo., and Hi
ram of Chambers; a sister, Mrs.
C. W. Porter of O'Neill also sur
St. Mary's Graduate
Is Honored in Texas;
Was '41 War Prisoner
By >1KS. SARAH MICIIAKI.IS
Special to The Frontier
A former O'Neill woman, Lieut.
Col. Madeline M. Ullom, was hon
ored recently in El Paso. Tex.,
when she was given the national
“Nurse of the Week" award.
She is now assistant chief of nurs
ing services at William Beaumont
Army hospital in El Paso.
Col. Ullom was a former pris
oner-of-war and when captured
by the Japanese in 1941 she was
stationed at an army hospital In
Col. Ullom is a graduate of St.
Mary’s Academy and is a member
of many outstanding nursing organ
During the three years as a
prisoner Col. Ullom had many
strange experiences such as im
provising quassi chips and guana
leaves for worm infestation when
their regular medicines gave out.
They manufactured soap from dry
cocoanuts and for toothpaste they
While in prison camp Col. Ullom
kept on nursing, but found it hard
•as many prisoners were dying of
They had two meals a day, a
rice dish called “lugau” and at
night a type of vegetable tliat
looked like spinach, and once in
awhile a few chunks of meat.
Later, when they could raise
their own gardens, they grew
She is active in several profes
sional societies and organizations.
To mention a few are the Amer
ican Hospital Assn., the American
Assn, for Advancement of Science,
the American Assn .of University
Women and the National Federa
tion Business and Professional
Woman’s Clubs. She has served on
many committees which make-up
these various organizations.
Two College Seniors
To Revive Theater
And an Old Heritage
Two O'Neill college seniors,
Sharlene Shoemaker and Jim John
son, are making an attempt to re
vive one of the oldest community
bonds—a community theater.
An organization meeting to dis
cuss the formation of the adult
theater group will be held Tuesday,
June 23 at 8 p.m. in the home ec
onomics room of the public high
Anyone interested in dramatic
arts, or who would like to work
with the technical aspects of the
theater arts is invited.
The older generation will remem
ber that O’Neill was once famed
for the plays put on by homestead
ers and pioneers.
Of all the heritages left O’Neill
and which failed through the years,
theater going was one of O’Neill’s
greatest claims to good fortune.
Pioneers would drive for miles to
see some of the shows.
Cub Scout Den Meeting
Cub Scout Den 2 toured radio
station KBRX June 10 with their
den mother, Mrs. Roy Humrich.
The boys concluded their weekly
meeting with a swim at the O’
Record Breaking Crowds Expected
For First 3-Day O'Neill Rodeo
Here we go again! At least 100 cowboys will feel this way Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Oarney
Park in O'Neill. Virgil Laursen, in charge of entrants, said he expected well over 100 cowboys to sign
up before the deadline Friday noon. Ted I>ong, prominent western artist from North Platte granted
the Frontier special permission to use one of his finest drawings to give our readers an idea of what it’s
like on top of a bareback brone.
Rodeo Fans and
. Seats Available
Records are being broken even
before the big three-day rodeo be
gins here in O’Neill as cowboys
from at least a half-dozen state*
are scheduled to arrive.
O’Neill citizens showed early
hacking of the rodeo as they bought
162 family memberships to the
Rodeo Association this year. This,
in itself, is a record for the group
By WodnofMla.v over 45 r«m
boys had registered with Virgil
l<aurson with hopes of carrying
off part of the $700 in purse
A record crowd is also expected
as pre-ticket sales show a con
siderable increase over last year
The attendance last year was 5,000.
Laursen said he expected to
see more than 100 cowboys arrive
before the first chute opens and
said he believed there would be
many more cowboys than last
"We are way ahead ol ourselves
in comparison with last year at
this time,” he said.
The parade, which will begin
at 6 p.m. Friday at the corner
of Seventh and East Douglas,
will tour west on Douglas to the
corner of Jefferson and West Doug
las, then one block south, one
block cast, one block norlh to
Gerald Reynoldson at
Boys' State in Lincoln
Gerald Reynoldson, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Brock Reynoldson, is
attending the American Legion
sponsored Boy’s State in Lincoln
Sessions which began for the
boys after registration Saturday
•afternoon, emphasized state gov
ernment procedures. Gerald is al
so a member of the Boy’s State
chorus and is on a volleyball
team. All activities are planned
•at the University of Nebraska Ag
Orville Bolin of Albion took his
son, Chuck, Danny Lee of At
kinson and Gerald to Lincoln Sat
urday. Mr. Reynoldson will bring
the boys home Friday.
7 New Appointments
For Methodist Church
Reverend and Mrs. Glenn Kenn
ieott and Mrs. Louis Reimer sr.
represented the local Methodist
church at the Nebraska conferen
ce in Grand Island Monday through
Rev. Robert L. Embree was re
appointed superintendent of the
northeast district when Bishop II.
Bascom Watts read the appoint
ments at the closing session at
Reappointments in this area in
clude: Charles H. Gates, Atkin
son; Robert D. Peterson, Bassett
Monowi; Glenn Kennicott, O’Neill
Newport; Charles F. Cox, Cham
bers-Amelia; Lester Spragg, Lynch
New appointments went to Wood
row W. Elliot, Clearwater-Ewing
and Cecil B. Green, Page-Inman.
A minister for Creighton and
Verdigre is still to be supplied.
4-Year Old's Tests
To Be Arranged Now
The office of the county super
intendent of schools is reminding
parents of children whose fifth
birthday comes ‘after October 15
and before January 1 to make ar
rangements now if the parents
wish to have the child take the
State Board of Education entrance
The examination, which will
cost $5, will be administered by
Dr. Clifton, of the University of
The requirements will continue
to be mental, physical, emotional
•and social, age of at least 5 years
and 6 months Dr. Clifton said that
the tests will be difficult.
Graveside services were con
ducted by Rev. Robert Steinhausen
at St. Mary’s cemetery on Satur
day afternoon, June 13, for the in
fant son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin
Kotrous of Spencer.
to teach math
'All Positions Filled
For O'Neill Schools'
—Supt. M. J. Baack
Twenty-five teachers have now
been hired by the O’Neill board of
education to staff the schools for
the 1959-60 year according to Sup
erintendent Milton J. Baack
With the announcement of the
hiring of a new math and science
teacher, Baack also reported that
all teaching positions have been
Edwin Rech, a graduate of
Wayne State Teachers College and
formerly of David City, will fill
the math and science position.
He is married, has one child,
and before furthering his education,
he operated a cafe in David City.
O'Neill High Class
of '54 Together
The O’Neill high school class of
1954 held a reunion in O’Neill Sat
Approximately 15 members gath
ered at the Town House.
Class sponsors Miss Viola Hay
nes. now teaching in Hastings, and
Paul Baker, of Omaha, gave
Mrs. Warren Seger of Lincoln,
was hostess at a Saturday morning
coffee at the home of her mother,
Mrs. Herbert Kaiser, for the wom
en of the class.
HI Lo Pr.
Thursday, Jun 11. 85 65
Friday _ 89 53
Saturday _ 84 54
Sunday _ 96 63
Monday 99 65
Tuesday_ 100 66
Wednesday 91 66 03
Schedule Scholl Rites
at 10 a.m. Today
Funeral services for Lawrence
Scholl, 50, a resident of the Deloit
community will be held at 10 a.m.
Thursday (today), June 18, at St.
John’s Catholic church southwest
Rev. Francis Kubart will offic
iate. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s
cemetery north of the church.
Mr. Scholl died Monday at the
Antelope Memorial hospital where
he had been hospitalized for three
Survivors include: Widow Edith;
sons—Bernard and Floyd, both in
the service and Delano, at home;
daughter—Evelyn, at home; moth
er; two brothers; three sisters.
His father and a brother peced
ed him in death.
Mrs. McCarville's Father
Dies in Minnesota
Elmer Egan, father of Mrs. John
McCarville, died in his hometown
of Ellworth, Minn., Monday after
noon after suffering a stroke Sun
Mr. and Mrs. Egan returned to
their home a week before his death
after making the trip to Annapolis
Md., for their son’s commence
ment from the Naval Academy.
Douglas again, then east to the
Fourth street corner and then
south to Carney park
Reports from the Chamber at
Commerce indicate that the par
•ade should be more colorful than
The first rodeo performaar*.
will begin at 8 p-m. Friday. Fol
lowing the Saturday evening per
formance, a western dance wilt
be held at the Legion Club.
The last of the three performan
ces will begin Sunday at 2 p.m.
Cowboys will have until tomor
row (Friday) to contact Virgil
Laursen in O’Neill. The entry fee
for most events, including saddle
bronc riding, bareback bronc rid
ing, Brahma bull riding and the
ladies barrel race will be $10. En
try fees for the steer wrestling
will be $15 and for calf roping, $20
Engraved silver buckles will be
given the winner of each event in
addition to an all-around silver
award for the top cowboy. Jim
Svoboda, 24, a young Burwefl
cowboy has won the O’Neill ro
deo all-around cowboy award for
the past two years.
The admission this year is $1 for
adults and 50 cents for children.
Rodeo officials said they are tak
ing precautions against mosquitos.
Men will spray the bleachers and
arena just before each perform
Several hundred more seats will
also be made available because
of the expected increase in crowds
over the three day period.
O'Neill Boy Guards Our Honored Dead
At Arlington National Cemetery, Va.
Special to The Frontier
ARLINGTON,Va A former O’
Neill lx>y is helping to carry out
an American tradition as old as
World War I as he silently paces
back and forth here before huge
white blocks of marble.
Private Bernard D. Lorenz, the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Lorenz,
of O'Neill, has been given the re
sponsibility of guarding the tombs
of the unknown soldiers.
Private Lorenz was chosen from
a group of 112 men along with 15
other men to walk the green-clad
hills of Arlington National Ceme
Near where Private Lorenz
walks there stands a blue and gold
‘‘This shrine is sacred to the
people of the United States.”
Private I-orenz, a 6-foot, 4-inch
young man, joined the army a
year ago and will probably re
main guarding our nation’s most
Private Lorenz plaas to return
to O’Neill at the end of his period
of duty and farm with his father.
He and his comrades are all
members of the First Battle
Group, Third Infantry Regiment.
Its colors have flown over 32 j
battlefields since Valley Forge.
* • • guards honored dead
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