The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, June 25, 1959, Image 1
STATE HIST SOC LINCOLN, NE3R. • jjy _ _ Twelve Pages Your WMkty Paper ") AVFTTrn .n Thi, .„u, "'o,?30°To™S lVv^Ii JL 1 Jl/1\ ♦ S * Advertising Power ~ Mon.. June z1,—_ to ja MON. • STD. SAT. Tues., June 23 83 51 Wed . June 24 _ 86 65 A“d 'The Voice of the Beef Empire" V Editorials kl , . _. , Volume 79-Number 9 O'Neill, Holt County, Nebraska, Thursday, June 25, 1959 Seven Cents Trophies and smiling ami pensive faces were evident before the final rounds of the O’Neill Dad's Day annual tournament were ended. Fox, of Albion, the champion is shown in the inset. Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Kersenbrock are shown looking the tro|diies and score tallies over. The smiling gentleman between the Kersenbroeks I: Harold Connors uf Greely. The Frontier Photo and Kngrnving. Albion Mon Wins Golf Tourney Bill Fox, veteran golfer of Al bion, is the new champion of the annual Dad's Day open golf tour nament in O'Neill. He defeated Howard Story of Plainview Monday afternoon. Tournament officials reported an excellent turn-out as 104 golf ers registered for the .18-year old event. Of the seven flight winners, on ly two were from O'Neill. lX>n j Bunker in the third and Dick Nel- | son in the fourth. Several second | places and consolation trophies, however, stayed home. In first flight competition, Gale Whitney o f Ainsworth defeated Henry Fowler of Enid, Okla. for top honors. Mike Burney of Neligh defeated Gordon Drayton of Orchard for second flight honors. Don Bunker of O'Neill defeated Vern Reynoldson in the finals of the third flight. Leon McCoy of Neligh was de feated ,by Richard Nelson of O'Neill In the fourth flight finals. In the fifth flight finals, Les Gillespie of Neligh defeated Fred Appleby of O'Neill. Bert Brennan of Ft Leaven worth, Kans., defeateil Gary Gil lespie of O'Neill in the sixth flight finals. The complete results of the tour nament are on the inside pages. Lynch Methodist Membership Is Up LYNCH The Methodist church membership here has shown an outstanding growth (hiring the past year. In January, 1958, the little church had a membership of 56. On June first the records show 90 meml>ers. an increase of 34 new members. This is lielieved to be the highest percentage gain in any Methodist church in the state Twenty-eight members were re ceded through confession of faith and six by transfer. Rev. Lester Spragg of Bassett has been the pastor the past year and has l>een reappointed recently for the coming year. BOY SCOI'T PICNIC Family members of O’Neill Cub Scouts were guests at a family pic nic pack meeting at Scout 40 Tues day evening. Thanks to the city who mowed, and Fred Heerman who sprayed the Scout acreage, the Safari theme planned by the boys to entertain their families, was successful. Pot-luck supper was served with wieners and buns provided by the local VFW. Fourteen boys received Scout •awards. Record Attendance at 3-Day O'Neill Rodeo; Butte Cowboy Is Tops A record attendance was esta blished here by rodeo-goers as ap- ] proximately 6,000 persons came to O'Neill’s three-day rodeo. Jack Reiman, a young cowboy from Butte, is now the proud hold er of the silver all-around cow boy award. He also received the | silver buckle for the Brahma bull riding competition and won both the first and second go-around for total purse money of $i.'17. Other silver buckle winners and their purses included Veldon Mor- I gan of Gordon who won in three j sections of the saddle bronc rid ing and total purse money of $110.50; Art Noble of Cody bare back bronc riding, $80.80; Don Mattern of Chambers, calf roping, $128.80; Bud Johnston of Dunning and Stan Barent of Seneca who split honors for first in bull dog ging, $164 each; Sharon Harms of Valentine, ladies barrel race, $65.25. Other purse winners who did not receive buckles were Orville, Gallino, $80.80, Howard Parker, | $34, and Roliie Glouse, Dunning, $128.80. Benze Funeral Held In O'Neill Thursday Funeral services were conducted today (Thursday) at 9 a m. at St. Patrick's Catholic church in O Neill for Henry F. (Shorty) Benze, 69, who lived south of O'Neill. Father Kucera will officiate. Rosary will ( be held Wednesday evening at 8:00 ! at Biglins Chapel. He died suddenly of a heart at tack Monday evening on his ranch He was one of the real full-time cowboys left in the country. He was also a veteran of World War I, in the infantry in France-Ger jnany and fought against own coun- ' trymen because he did not become a citizen until 1918. Survivors include his widow, Pauline; 3 daughters, Mary Helen, 17, Carmen Florence, 14, Nancy Jeanne, 8. one son, Patrick Hen ry, 12, all at home and two half sisters in Germany. Pallbearers chosen were: Charles Fox, Jerome Gallagher, Andy Clark, Russel Yuston and Louis Peter. Stoecker In Operation AMELIA—Neil D. Stoecker, ma chinist's mate fireman, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe W. Stoecker of Amelia, took part in Operation "Granite Creek”, May 25 to June 1, while serving abroad the attack aircraft carrier USS Ranger in the Western Pacific. Klinetobe Family Gather at Home For Annual Reunion EMMET Ten children of Mr. and Mrs. William Klinetobe gath ered at their home on Sunday, June 14 for the annual reunion. Present were Mr. and Mrs. Jim Coner of Houston, Tex., Mr. and Mrs. Billy Klinetobe and family of Platte. S. D., Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Colfack and family of Al bion, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Johnson and family of Verdel, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Klinetobe and family of Spencer, Mr. and Mrs. Max Bahr and family of Fremont, Mr. and Mrs. lyonnie Klinetobe and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Klinetobe, both of O’Neill, Mrs. and Mrs. Paul Menkens and family and Carol Jean at home. Unable to attend were Mr. and Mrs. Warren Klinetobe and daugh ter, Gwendolyn of San Diego, Calif., Mr. and Mrs. Francis Kline tobe and son of Omaha and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Klinetobe of Car roll, la., who were home on va cation last month. Also present were two brothers of Mr. Klinetobe, Mr. and Mrs. John Klinotolx? of Neligh and Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Klinetobe, Merle and Arlene of Rapid City, S.D. Mr. and Mrs. Willard Claussen ftnH fftmilv nf Wflvnp u/pro cnifwtc Mr. Claussen and Mr. Comer were college friends. A cafeteria style dinner was served at n(x>n, the afternoon was spent visiting and taking pictures. There were no deaths in the fam ily the past year. There was one birth, A son, Kenneth Dean was born to Mr. and Mrs. Max Bahr of Fremont on March 23. There has been two marriages in the family. On February 22, Wayne to Cleone Cole and Lonnie to Mary Ellen Boyle on May 1. Grant Is Announced By McDonald Firm J. M. McDonald jr., president of the J. M. McDonald Foundation, Inc., and head of the store chain announced that a grant in the vi cinity of $150,000 has been made to Hastings college toward con struction of a classroom admini stration building. The foundation was established in 1952 by the late James M. Mc Donald of Corland, N Y. The capi tal funds were gifts principally made by him during his lifetime and the bequest of a portion of his estate. He had for many years been active in charitable work. O'Neill Man Charged With Statuatory Rape Ralph Ferris, a 31-year old O' Neill man, was extradited to South Dakota after being charged at Lake Andes with statuatory rape according to Holt County Sheriff Leo Tomjack. He was returned there Tuesday afternoon by South Dakota officers who appeared with extradition papers signed by Governor Ralph Brooks. Ferris is married and has a fam ily. •__ Well Known Musician Dies in Bassett; Plan Memorial Concert Chester C. ‘‘Chet" Stockwell, life long resident of Rock County, died early Tuesday morning at the Bas sett hospital. He was stricken Monday evening while conducting rehearsal for the Bassett city band and never re gained consciousness Funeral ser vices will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 at the Bassett bandshell. Chet was widely known through out the area for his interest in mu sic and his interest in the youth of the area who made up the bands. He had directed the Bassett city band for 56 years starting at the age of 16. He would have been 72 years of age next week. A memorial concert will be played next Tuesday evening at 8 p.m., at the bandshell. Musicians from the area who have sat under his baton are invited to participate A rehearsal will be held Monday evening at the grade school in Bassett. The concert will be played without a director, it was announc ed. Chet retired this year after hav ing served 40 years as county clerk of Rock county. He was the dean of clerks in Nebraska at his re tirement. He also had taken an active part in road promotion. At the time of his death he was a director of Highway 183 association. Naper 18-Year Old In Custody Pending Investigation of Death BUTTE — Boyd county sheriff Claude Collins is holding an 18-year old Naper youth in the county jail pending an investigation in the death of Frank Vanderlinde, 21, of Naper. Vanderlinde died, according to informed sources, as a result of injuries suffered when a steel drill bit, which was in a brace, entered Vanderlinde’s head above the ear and went through his head. County attorney W. P. Wells or dered an autopsy and an inquest was started at 4 p.m. yesterday (Wednesday). The inquest was ad journed at 8 p.m. last night and was scheduled to begin again this morning (Thursday). Wells would not comment further on the case pending completion of the inquest. IIOI.T COUNTY EXHIBIT Holt County School Exhibit will hold Open House June 27 and 28. 2 to 5 p.m. You are invited to come and see the art work done by the children of Holt County. This is one of the best exhibits on display for years with 88 more superior ratings and 203 more excellent ra tings than last year. 'Telephone Taxes Up 4 Times Since 1941'. —Manager Petersen A check for $5,287.44 is being delivered to the Co. Treasurer for the second half of the 1958 person al property taxes, according to Harry Petersen, manager of North western Bell Telephone Company here. The total 1958 telephone pro perty tax payment in this County is $10,574.88. Petersen pointed out that total telephone taxes in Nebraska in 1958 averaged $3.12 per month per telephone. This is an increase, from taxes alone, of $2.34 per month per telephone, compared with the total tax of only 78c pet month per telephone in 1941. The present total tax of $3.12 per telephone per month is four times the 78c in 1941. j; Ex-Stuart School Superintendent Sentenced for 1958 Embezzlement Russell Person, assistant county agent, measures Jti I itch com north of O’Neill. The irrigated corn Is doing well and is about average for tills time of year. The non-lrrigated com is below average oeeodlng to the agent’s office. The Frontier Photo and Engraving. Elements Get Tough; Crops in Holt Area Suffer, but Average Holt and surrounding county crops are being kicked around by the elements according to a crop report by the office of the Holt County agent. Between heat and lack of rain fall in the immediate area, and severe hail to the south, the prai rie took a beating last week. Russell Person, assistant conn ty agent, said the hay crop looks good in those areas that are ir rigated but looked “fair to poor” where not irrigated, lie said con ditions looked the poorest north of the Elkhorn river. » Ireenbug damage is taking a toll of the oats. Serial blight has set in some areas as a result of the insects. Most corn at this time ranges from four to 16 inches in height and is average for this time of year, Person said. The agent's office reported a below average stand of bluegrass —a frost in early May took some of it. Cleaiwater and Orchard received heavy rain, hail and high winds early this week and in isolated areas, rye and oats fields were badly damaged. On the Si Berry farm, knee high corn was left with only stumps. Other farms (with heavy losses were those of Dwight Morrison, Sylvia Zigen ibein and Crandall Hopkins. * A severe hailstorm battered crops in the Orchard and Royal areas Sunday evening. Near total losses of corn were reported by several farmers. Hail 112 inches deep was measured at the Hopkins farm. He estimated la loss of 200 acres. Gardens and trees also suffered heavy damge. An observer said peas in the Orchard area gardens were actually shelled from their pods by the hailstones. CHARTER NIGHT AT ELGIN A newly organized Lions Club at Elgin was honored Monday evening by Lions members from Clear water, Norfolk, Neligh and O’Neill. A banquet preceded the program at i which a state charter was granted I the group. Polka Tots, local instrumental group, furnished music for the pro gram. Attending from O’Neill were: Mr. and Mrs. K. L. VanVoorhis, Mr. i and Mrs. A. L. Patton, Mr and j Mrs. Kenneth Curran, Mr ‘and Mrs. Howard Manson and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ollendick. ‘HAM’ CONVENTION Willard Solfermoser is attending the annual convention of the Am ateur Radio Relay League this week in Galveston, Tex. The con vention is the annual meeting of owners and operators of "ham” radios. Special Election Called To Redistrict School u Valerie Weighs In A 'Hefty' Two Pounds ATKINSON Little Valerie Joan Reis, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George J. Reis jr., didn't set a record at the hospital here, but she did cause some excitement. She weighed 2 pounds, 10 oun ces when she was born Saturday. She is doing fine according to the Sisters. The record smallest delivery is still held by Mrs. Harold Newbanks of Stuart. Their child weighed one pound, eight ounces. Skillet Sisters Win Rodeo Float Contest Imagination and art were com bined last week to produce winning floats for the annual rodeo parade Friday evening. Skillet Sisters club, headed by Mrs. Wally O'Connell, took the first place award of $100. Happy Helpers 4-H club led by Mrs. Clay Johnson jr. and Ante lope Saddle Club of Neligh were •awarded 2nd and 3rd prizes of $75 and $25 respectively. Prize money was donated by the O’Neill Lions club. Three judges, members of the Clearwater Lions club, chose five floats for honor able mention including: Eagle Belles Extension Club, Cub Scouts, Willing Workers 4-H Club, Nation al Guard and Civil Air Patrol. CommerciuJ floats were not elig ible for prize money but many businesses participated. See photos below. Citizenship Papers Final citizenship papers were re ceived by three Ainsworth persons Tuesday morning by District Judge D. R. Mounts. Those who were sworn in were Maria Magill, 36, and Olga and John Possyka, the 12-year old tw'ins of Mr. and Mrs. Wassyl Pos syka, all of Ainsworth. HUBBARD FUNERAL Those from a distance for the A. B. Hubbard funeral at Chambers Thursday: were: Lt. Allen Porter of Perrin Air Base. Tex., Mr. E. E. Hubbard of Gillette, Wyo.; Ralph Parker and son of Panama City, Fla.; and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene j Porter and family and Mr and Mrs. Ned Porter of Columbus. A special election which could re sult in the reorganization of five school districts into Page District 2 has been called for July 6 by the office of the county superintendent. The called election is the result of the Holt county reorganization committee’s plans to merge dist ricts 57, 97, 138, 110 and 2. If the plan is accepted by voters, the Page grade school will receive 29 more students, 12 from District 57 and 17 from District 97. At the present time 17 children in Dist ricts 138 and 110 are already at tending grade school classes in Page. If the districts are reorganized by vote of the citizens of the dist ricts, all assets and property will become that of District 2 as well as bonded indebtedness. Polls will l>e open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Page town hall. Several weeks ago, Merwin French, jr., president of the re districting committee said approx imately 10 mills would be dropped from the 53 mills school levy paid at present in the Page District if the plan is accepted. The mill levy in the outlaying districts, will, however, increase somewhat. French told The Frontier 'at that time that he thought the voters would accept the plan this time. According to the county super intendent’s office, utilization of ex isting school houses will be deter mined by the legal voters of Dist rict 2. It was stated that the pres ent school building of District 2 will be adequate with the remodel ing of one elementary room and the hiring of another teacher. Elected Vice President Miss Carlene Schoenle of Kan sas City was elected vice presi dent of the student l>ody for the coming year at St. Mary’s college in Kansas City. She is now ser ving as vice president of her jun ior class. Miss Schoenle is a former O’ Neill resident and daughter of Mrs. Geraldine Schoenle of Kansas City. SUMMER SESSION Four students and two sisters of St. Mary’s Academy last week at tended a summer school of Cath olic Action in Mankato, Minn., Re turning Saturday from the week long session were Alice Schaffer, Bill Putnam, Clem Gokie, Jean Sullivan and Sisters Florence and Michael. Mounts Declares Judgement From One to Two Years Keith A Doss, 33, former super* intendent of the Stuart school was sentenced from or* la two years in the state penitentiary in Lincoln by District Judge D B. Mounts Wednesday afternoon Doss entered a guilty i>!r» % charges of cmliowiing 5570 hum the school activities fund and ram lunch fund. County Attorney WiIlium W Grib fin filed the criminal charges s» October. Doss had admitted gulls a» the charges In a prelimtawy hearing In county court and warn hound over to district court- •* hail posted a seven hundred mm lars appearance bond. Doss has served as high schrwi principal at Shelton and was signed by the Stuart board oi educate* to heud the school when Superim tendent Warren Peterson resign** Doss was superintendent ni 0m school from September, 1957 ta June, 1958. Several months *c* Doss walked into the office o4 Hml county sheriff Leo Tomjach ami volunteered to be confined "far a rest." A board of education member estimated, at the time Doss w» fessed, that the superintends could have handled in e*cesn *0 ten-thousand dollars In cash Im ing a single school year- Wlm Doss became superintendent, 0M activity fund IumI a halan<» at !KK» dollars. When not re-elrrbed to the 1BBH-1959 school year, bm left Stuart to he hospitalised h* a time at Norfolk. He then »»U to Hastings. When full accountings wen* rwt being made by Doss of the srito* itics (basketball, football, plana etc.) receipts and the lunch mow® members of the board of edurnnf** began an investigation. Doss is married and has tsm children. TO PUBLISH EMU The Frontier will go to per* early this coming week ber-anm of the Fourth of duly hoHBm All advertisers and corn-ram* dents are asked to send On* copy In as early as possible. Ken Curren Heads O'Neill Lions Club O’Neill Lions roared their ap proval of eight local club me mi*** in elections held at a noon roe** ing Wednesday. Kenneth Curren, manager at tto local Kansas-Nebraska gas cote pany, was named president to n» ceed Howard Manson Other »fe ficers elected were: Tom Crate*, 1st vice president; Dale Witoa*. 2nd vice president; Joe Stutz, *» retary-treasurer; A. L. Patlon, di rector; Joe Ollendick, director; Rev. A. S. Gedwillo, tail twister; and Robert Pappenheimer, to* tamer. Stutz resigned following electa* stating that he didn’t think to would have the time needed to * vote to such an office since fen election to president of the Cbam her of Commerce. In other business, the club tens ed the parade held in conjunct** with the rodeo a success a*§ thanked all those who helped amt participated. Jim Champion, co-publisher A The Frontier, proposed that tto Lions Club and The Frontier ro sponsor a Kids Fish Day to he hr* sometime in August. The cldb ap proved the proposal, but no drfe inite plans have been made as ytt Accepted at Northwester* Dean Towle, a graduate in to* June graduating class of the to* year medical school at 1he Uram sity of South Dakota at VenniDn has been accepted in Northwester* University of Evanston, III. to noa» plete work toward his Doctor ti Medicine degree. *■.■- «>j6hbbmwwwii lll■^^n One of the most imaginative floats this year at the pre-rodeo parade was entered by the Skillet Sisters headed by Mrs. Wally O'Connell. The float took first place honors and flOfl. The Frontier Photo and Engraving. 1 These O'Neill cub scouts didn’t win a prize but were given an honorable mention by the pre-rodeo parade Judges. See the comply story of the parade on this page. The Frontier Photo and Kngrarh*.