The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, July 02, 1959, Image 2
IPrairieland Talk A Typesetter's Memory By ROMAINE SAUNDERS, 4110 South 51st St., Lincoln 6, Nebr. He will be 89-years old August 7. As a youth to set type in the print shops in O’Neill, tooted a tom in the band, and today his memories span the ftors and reach across mountains and plains from few tome two thousand miles away and writes me Sat cherished sentiment lingers still in memory af Jimmy Riggs and his classical and mechanically gerfect newspaper-The Frontier And the memory up the street to the basement room of the ftat National bank liuilding and John McDonough’s tWwne Riggs retired from The Frontier to he roine postmaster and toss the mail bags uround. McDonough walked away from the Tribune editorial Sfk to take on a city job with tiie New York Sun anf represented that great newspaper at Wounded rnw S.D., where memories are of the last war be tween the red man and palefaces. Riggs is gone to* way of all men, niece of his, Mrs. McKenna, still with us McDonough lies somewhere in the home of ■r dead. His Tribune is no more. Jimmy Riggs Mwugh dead and gone, your Frontier is still rolling ■M the press. And friend Homer out at Seattle it mil survive when both you and I are no more. • • • Your hand may pluck the prairie rose 'and hold it to your mow The Hand that adorned ■ui prairie rose with colors ■right will take your hand to guide you along the way just right • • • Miss Sharlene Shoemaker of O'Neill writes to the engineer at this department for sugges (xxk, helpful in forming u dra matic group that will inspire < - a _ ... . Saunders lie old town with culture and tome talent entertainment. I, a hangover from the 0mst cultural and dramatic groups, may suggest ■tut those now interested in promoting such an jrganization, search around for young men and •omen of talent and culture who can stand before ■n audience unashamed ‘and fearless and deliver ■heir speech and perform their act well. Some ■mining should follow, eliminating superfluous ges tores and stepping about, speak clearly, smile or Mown as the act requires. Perhaps a public school instructor in eloqution would gladly listen in, make aaggestions, and point out when the actor should tecome eloquent, when commonplace, when amus to O’Neill has been the home in the past of dra ssatic groups, of singers, of talented actors and sgeakers No doubt there are such there today, lam Belle Meals fascinated audiences with read ings. Will Lowrie and Prairieland Talker frightened same, amused others and had the admiration of many doing the Shakespeare stuff. John Smoot did ■to negro act, and Bob Marsh, the comedy. Denny Qurnn was the hero in historic settings, and Mrs. ■nbe Taylor would keep the witches’ caldron boiling. • • * The night is done, morning has come and we start ■to day traveling life’s highway. What win the gold at sunset bring—a shade at sadness, a blush of tome for life's blunders along the way, or smiles with a song in the heart for another day of pleasure along the way? • • • The 1960 primary election is eleven months from ao» but we already have a candidate for the gov emor's job. Mr. Laenemann. a tormer memner oi the Lancaster County Board of Supervisors, has entered his name to appear on the primary ballot next May as candidate to secure the Republican nomination for governor. . . . After six months in session the state legislature adjourned at the end of the week, June 27th. Another bunch of laws to regulate your conduct and keep you going straight. Senator Frank Nelson was not sure the last time we met whether or not he would seek re-election. . . . Following a hot and dry fortnight it rained about all night in the Capital City, a night late in June. The longest period of sunrise to sunset was Sunday, June 21, and now daylight shrinks again. * * » They said theip name was and still is Atkinson, an elderly couple from North Platte in the Capital City for a day or two for the annual gathering of u church group to which they adhere. She had served as a missionary as a young woman in South African countries. He, a life-long resident of the North Platte country who knew Buffalo Bill, said the out look for a bumper wheat crop out that way was never so promising as it is this year. Memories of Bill Cody astride his prancing white gelding! Wheat fields taken over where Cody hunted buffalo. The makings of loaves of bread now wave in fields of ripening grain where our ancesters got their buffalo robes. «. , * • • Morning glories hang in clusters on the wall, pop ies bloom beneath the trees grown tall. Life has its morning glories and shades of night, smiles *and tears as part of the great Eternal plan for the ulti mate good of man! • * • We hide from the 98-degree mid-day sun in the shade of a stately tree. Summer days, but half run their course; what will the coming ones be? Sit in the shade—just wait and see! Scorching days, hot nights, as other summer days and nights, as summer days and nights will ever be. So rest in the shade until duty calls to the jobs that must be done. When autumn days again have come adorned in brilliant brown and nature's bountiful store is gathered in—then you may have your fun! * • • Father -and son, just next door took off by air from Omaha—a day In mid-June for Sweden, the native country of the father, their name Carson telling the story. The son had spent some time over there after his army service ended while in Europe and became fascinated with that peaceful land. Father and son plan to spend the remainder of the summer away from my neighborhood. Sweden, Den mark, Norway—three small countries for ever at 1 peace with the world. Nebraska’s own Val Petersen ' ditched the Civil Defense, nation-wide setup, to don , the diplomatic robe and represent us at the state I castle in Denmark. But Val will come home again 1 and tell us all about it if he takes over the Elgin | newspaper again. • • • If they counted them all, the authorities tell us 1 there were 1,500 workers out of jobs by mid-June in our Capital City. The manager of one business near ] where I hole up who employes workers tells me R 1 is the incompetent ones that go first and others f more competent take over. The competent and in- j competent alike must live, be fed and clothed. Are 1 you a competent one? Lend a helping hand. ‘ _ s Editorial —. 1 ——— ( Where Does Law Begin? It has been scarcely 100 years ago that Indians slapping bare tallied mares with naked heels and letting out whoops that would crack the black of eight lake a whip-lash. We called them uncouth when we settled down herded them together to distant reservations. Oar lawmakers in Lincoln wrote the law and included m the law their belief that regimentation and -eivili ralion would be good tor them. And last week, we were forced to put out a news gaper that reflected the chrfltautian as we know it mm. and it wasn't exactly a pretty picture all the way A man was held tor investigation in the death of * another man. a charge of statuatory rape was filed mad another man was sentenced tor embezzlement. |!*s then, is the civilization we would wish upon either our red or white hretheren? Ik this the product of independence, lack of it or Ab we understand what independence is at all? Did ■fee Indian have independence? Do we have it now? Where does independence end upd law begin7 H those men in the first Independence Day would tave known what kind of "civilization” and freedom ■hey were conjuring up, what would they have •might? Everyone Influences Robert Browning, the famous Victorian poet, il feotrated in one of his most admired works “From Pippa Passes,” his theory that even an obscure per am may leave a lasting impression upon others The dramatic poem oudars around a young fac tory girl knowm as Pippa. who lives in a small Italian town of Asolo. As Pippa goes about her native village on her on ff day off, her one holiday h» *** year, she sings. By tar singing she unconsciously touches the lives of furious people and turns them from evil to good, sav ing them from despair or from sin. Two persons touched toy the aoog of Pippa, ap gmred outwardly happy, but in reality were guilty of a very grave crime. The simplicity and innocence of this little factory girl's song brings these two persons to a realization AT their guilt. The philosophy illustrated in this 19th century goera by Robert Browning in exemplified over and aver in our outer-space era characterized by speed end motivation. How many of you are like little Pippa, uncon aousiy in your everyday affaire, affecting many people? Think back now. How many people have influ mced you without being tae least bit aware that they have produced some type of reaction- either positive j or negative? < _ 1 Knock-Down Fight Dakota County Star The 1960 Republican primary election has every indication of being a knock-down dragout affair in which the GOP can plainly strengthen its position in Nebraska or just as easily, sink further. The chief fight will center around the post of gov ernor. Del Lienemann, Lincoln accountant, has already indicated he’ll run. He appears to be the first of many. Mentioned already are Vic Anderson, Terry Carpenter, John Cooper and Dick Spelts to name a few. With a six or seven way race for the Republican nomination it would appear that State Senator Terry Carpenter of Scottsbluff would have a great opportun ity. With votes widely split as different sections of the state back their favorite candidate, Carpenter’s general vote-getting ability might pay off with the nomination. Carpenter is a man who failed miserably on a previous attempt to be governor and one who has masqueraded as a Republican after having been re buked as a Democrat. Carpenter has on too many occasions in affairs of state, shown an affinity for matters which would aid Carpenter. Yet he looms as a big adversary of rival Republi can gubernatorial candidates in 1960 and the Star predicts there will be many of them. This poses a question which we feel will cause considerable debate. JAMBS CHAMPION, Co-Publisher JERRY PETSCHE, Editor Entered at the postoffice in O’Neill, Holt coun ty, Nebraska, as second-class mail matter under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. This newspaper is a member of the Nebraska Press Association, Nation al Editorial Association and the Audit Bureau of Circulations. Terms of Subscription: In Nebraska, $2.50 per year; elsewhere in the United States, $3 per year; rates abroad provided upon request. All subscriptions payable in advance. NATIONAL EDITORIAL ^qiA#c^n§N Frontiers Ago FIVE YEARS AGO Archbishop Gerald T. Borgan. Omaha, officiated at the ceremo ny of the laying of the corner stone for the St. Joseph's Catho lic church. . . Miss Lorraine G. Ernst received a bachelor of arts degree in education from Wheat on College, Wheaton, 111. . . Ben Grady won over Jim Burke of Ainsworth by one stroke at the open golf tournament held here . . . The O’Neill Junior Legion team was downed by the Bassett team 2-1 at Carney Park. . . .A reunion of the eight children of the late Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Mur ray, pioneer Holt county settlers, was held at the homes of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Streeter and Mr. and Mrs. Dean Streeter. . . Weddings: Miss Helen Ruth Kubitschek to Harold R. Bishop; Miss Carol Seger to Edwin Davis. Deaths: Mrs. Harold Summers, 32, Page; William Monahan, about 80, farmer living near At kinson was fatally injured in a tractor accident; Howard LcRoy Stroh, 10, near Monowi drowned while wading in the pond on the Joe Kolar farm. Joseph Scholl meyer, 88, O’Neill, father of 16 children. 10 YEARS AGO Plans were made by the city for Saturday night parking area’s behind Ben Franklin’s, Council Oak, J. M McDonald Co., Pen ny's and Saunto's to be graded and amply lighted. . . .Campaign for funds for the Atkinson Mem orial hospital reached the two third mark and approximately 516,000 has been pledged or con tributed, . . .An all time record crowd was in Stuart for the fire works display and final festivities in the three-day celebration and rodeo. , .Seven hundred visitors attended the opening of the Cbr kle Farm Supply store here on July 2. Visitors were served free sandwiches and coffee. . St. An thony's hospital fund continued to increase. Less than 23 thou sand dollars is needed before actual construction can get un derway. . .Deaths: Mrs. Addie B. Kiltz, 89, Chambers, Holt county resident for 63 years; Frank Ses ler, 61, Atkinson, Mrs. Charles Mlman, 62, Stuart, Mrs. Carrie Washburn, 88. Stuart. A- - Zjrt 20 YEARS AGO The B i g 1 i n Brothers retired rom the implement business and is representatives of the Inter lational Harvester company for >ver a half century. . . Paul Ku •itschek was medalist in the se ■ond annual caddies golf tourna nent here. . . .The O’Neill Lions Hub elected Ted McElhaney as •resident for the ensuing year. ., .Twenty-six guests were enter ained at the home of Miss Kath ryn McCarthy honoring Miss /Iyrl Buige, who was married to Edward Versal on July 1. . . . larry Fox suffered from a pain ul elbow. The doctors had not letermined the cause of the trou ile. . . .All students desiring free ligh school privileges were in truded to make application for uch privileges at the office of he County Superintendent on or 'efore Jidy 1. . . Deaths: Dr. M ’. Mcer, 54, of Valentine, former VNeill resident; Mrs. Samuel G. hoover, 68, of Page. - . .Mr. and Jrs. H. J. Hall, Valentine, noved to this city and are now omfortable located in a home in he- southeastern-part of the city. 4r. Hall took over the agency or the International Harvester ompany here and has rented the tyan buildjyig on Douglas street. 50 YEARS AGO Roy Warner, 12 miles northwest I of O'Neill, had his nose broken by I a baseball while watching a game at Emmet.A Greek section laborer was shot and killed at Stuart by section foreman Pearl Young The verdict of self defense was rendered by the jury. . . The high school ball team went to Roy al and defeated the ball team that represented that town by a score of 7 to 3.Mrs. H. N. Davis of Venus was in the city visiting at the home of her sister, Mrs. L. G. Gillespie. . . Twelve seniors graduated at the tenth annual com mencement exercises of St. Mary's Academy held at the Knights of Columbus hall . . .William Joyce, O'Neill, one of the early pioneers of this county visited m Atkinson with his niece. Mrs. W. T. Hayes .. . .Frank Howard spent a couple weeks in Denver, Colo, visiting re latives. . Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Weinrich made plans to spend the Fourth in Osmund visiting rela tives. . . . Crowded Out Last Week’s News O'Neill Locals Kay Christensen of Monowi and Eddie Krugman of Redbird were supper guests Friday evening at the Reginald Pinkerman home. Mrs. C. E. Jones returned Monday from a three week visit with her daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Don Anderson, in Vinton, la. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lampman, Miss Norma Kotrous and Mrs. Bernard Schmitz -and Tommie were in Butte Father’s Day at the Ar den Anderson home to honor Henry Lampman. _ r\ yt _ c n; .. /re / _ mi j. i-o/n iiuovi wi kjiwu.x VMJ spent the weekend with her mother, Mrs. George Peterson sr. Mr. and Mrs. George Robertson were in Sioux City Wednesday. Spending the summer months at the home of Dr. and Mrs. J. L. Sherbahn is her mother, Mrs. Ger trude McCallum of Wauneta. Mr. and Mrs. Veldon Pinkerman and Veldeen and Mr. and Mrs. Guy Pinkerman and boys of Red bird were Sunday guests at the Reg Pinkerman home. William P. Kelley of Omaha was a weekend guest at the Bill Kelley home. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Perry re turned recently from a week’s va cation with her sister and family, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Maxey, in Bayard, another sister and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Barnes in Scottsbluff and his brother and family, Mr. and Mrs. Les Perry in Bird City, Kans. Dinner guests June 16 at the Dwayne Philbrick home were Sgt. and Mrs. Alvin Lofquist und fam ily of Fort Walton, Fla., Mrs. Lot tie Lofquest and Mrs. Vina Munson The Orville Sindelar family and Judy Booth were in Norfolk and Columbus Saturday. Danny Sind efar son of the Milton Sindelars of Norfolk, returned with them to spend a week. Martha Sdukup returned to her home in Sheridan, Wyo., Wednes day from a three week visit here with the Dean and Clyde Streeter famines. Enroote she visited with her brother, George Murray, in Lead, S.D. Harry DeWolfe of Gordon was a guest Monday evening at the Alan Jaszkowiak home. Guests Sunday of Harry Smith and Mrs. E. J Smith were Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Klein of Burke, S.D., Mr. and Mrs Darrel Smith of West field, la, and Mr. and Mrs. Ward Smith and children. Mrs. Charles Green and children >f Seattle, Washington, came last week for a two week visit with her parents, the D. N Loys. Mrs. Howard Holloday and chil dren of Grand Island, another daughter of the Loys, left Thursday after a two day visit. Mary Lou Uhl, Edith Gallagher and Mary Elizabeth Gatz left last} Monday to enroll in a six weeks i summer session at College of St. Mary's in Omaha. Mr. and Mrs. John Baker of wmmmfflmfflBwmfflmwasmR Omaha and Mr. and Mrs "Doc" Johnson of Lincoln, here for the golf tournament, were weekend houseguests at the H J. Lohaus home. D. N. Loy and Mrs. Cal Stewart attended the funeral Wednesday morning of a relative. Jennie Stewart. Allen. Mr and Mrs. C. J Gats were in Omaha Monday and Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Otho “Russ" John son and children are here from Boston. Massachusetts, with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd John son Mrs. Don McClellan and Char leen, Mrs John Pinnt of Oiadron, Mrs Gordon Johnson and Russie and Dorothy Pinnt were in Fair bault, Minnesota, for a weekend for the 50th wedding anniversary c e 1 e b r a t i on of Mrs. Johnson’s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Krogh. Guests at the George McCarthy and Norman Gonderinger homes last week were Mr. and Mrs. Ro bert McCarthy and children, whe came from Boise, Idaho. Ed Gatz and Jeannie Gurnett spent the weekend here at the C. J. Gatz home. Mr. and Mrs. Edward O'Donnell of Wichita, Kansas were here last weekend for the golf tournament. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Donohoe of Detroit, Michigan, arrived last Wednesday for a visit here with the H. J. Lohaus and C. J. Gutz families. Mrs. Margaret Agnes and Mrs. Eliabeth Grady came from Norfolk to visit with them. The Donohoes, Mrs. Mary MacLeod and Jeannie Lohaus are in the Black Hills this week for the annual pas sion play. Mrs. Charles Fox, Gordon and Carol were in Siloam Springs. Ar kansas. Thursday and Friday. Mrs. Myrta Fox returned with them af ter a visit with her daughter and family', Mr. and Mrs Walter Wood. Mrs. Fox is now at the M. D. Fox home in Hastings. Guests of Mrs Simon Bosn last week were her children, Mrs. A. J. Gallagher of Wilmington, Dele ware. and Mrs. Paul Blomstrom of Winner, S. D., who came last week and Mr. and Mrs. James Harty and children of Denver, Colo., Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lucero and children of Denver and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cook and children of Cheyene, Wyoming who came Saturday. Guests of Mrs. Genevieve Harty last week was her son and family Mr. and Mrs. James Harty, Mike and Mary Pat. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Krugman at tended the second annual alumni oanquet at Creighton Sunday eve ning. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Gydesen, Mrs. Minnie Crosby of Bartlett and lerry Crosby of Spalding were din ler guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. red Bloomquist at Spalding. Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Larson and Starts JULY7 POST TIME 3:00 Weekdays 2:30 Saturdays Daily Double 8 Races Weekdays 9 Races Saturdays Iponiortd by Midison County Agriculturil Society sons arrived Thursday from North brook. Illinois, for a visit with her parents, the Ed Gallaghers. Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Haynes attended a reunion of the Pete Nis sen family at Page Sunday. Mrs. Roy Johnson of York was here last week to get her son, Mil ton, who had spent the week at the Clay Johnson jr. home. Clay Johnson! sr. returned with them for an extended visit. Mr. ami Mi's. Ted Lindtierg, who came from Minneapolis, Minn., for the golf tournament, were here last week with his parents, the H. L Limihergs. Guests at the Lindhcrg home Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Rod Wilmoth of Lincoln. Electric Motors Rewinding — Rebuilding CtaUl MS-W — M h». Sendee Northwest Electric O'Neill LAND SANK LC NS ,o. RM FOI EDS IOW COST . . 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