The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, July 02, 1959, Image 8

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Chambers News
Dorn bread Made
By Mrs, E. U. Carpenter
The Prairie Maids 4-11 club met
Tuesday ot last wees si me nwyu
HobeiIson Home, mere were nine
menmers arid lour v*siiois piesem.
Janice Hooerison gave a demon
stration on how to make corn
A deni ious lunch oi dougnnut
suiidaes was seivea oy Mrs. Ko
Mr. and Mrs. liyias r airier at
tenueu me weuumg o i biuriey
Piugge and Don bunday
lugni at me narvieit Memomst
Church. Kevereno c.ox oi Cham
bers joined uie coupie m m-ui,agi
Mrs. Hex Moore ana Hexene ot
Wayne spent tne weekend at the
home oi Mr. and Mis. r,d barono
ski. Also visiung me baronosKi
home is Ed s sister, Margaret.
Jerry Peterson nau ms linger
smashed when a ear uuor was
siiut on it bunuay.
Einua Hue waiter entered Sami
Anthonj s hospital Wednesday.
Einua is sun in tne hospital.
Mrs. C. M. Grunt) is vtsitmg her
mother, Mrs. E. w. Hunoaru. bne
came oy tram trom ner home at
Bremerton, Wasn., to Grand island
where sne was met oy rauquiers.
Mr. and Mrs. James MciNehs,
Rooert and umy nom rnoenix,
Ain!., Mr. and Mrs. Eyie nanna,
and Marilyn Bunimann were din
ner guests in me william Hieck
home ihursday.
Mi. aiid Mrs. Harold Allen, Jaj
and Sue ot Beltau, wasn, were
guests m the iiylas Earner horns
Monday and Tuesday.
Diane liollman was home over
the weekenu visaing her parents
and friends. Miss iioiiman attends
summer school at Wayne State
Teachers College.
Mrs. Ed Smith, Mrs. Florence
Snath, Nellie Smith and the Hu
bert Taylor family were supper
guests ot the George Smith tamily
Monday night. A picnic siipjier was
held in the Smith s yard.
Mrs. Halpti Garwood, The Earl
Schw'enk lamily and Lyle and
Bruce Smith lelt last Sunday to at
tend Good News Camp at Polk.
Lyle and Bruce Smith and Mrs.
Garwood returned home on Friday ,
|evening. Mr. Schwenk and David
and Billy came up for the weekend
and returned to camp for another
' week. Mrs. Schwenk and the rest
! of the family remained at the
camp for the weekend.
The Glen Taylor family are
spending their vacation in Park
1 Rapids, Minn
I Miss Dorothy Peltzer of Napa,
Idaho is visiting relatives at Stan
ton. She came to Chambers with
her uncie Louis VVoeiie of Pilger.
Mr. Woelie Alvin Hankins and Ru
!*?n Peltzer went fishing. Miss Pelt
zer visited Mr. and Mrs. Allred
Walters and Mrs. Ruben Peltzer
while the men were tishing. ,
The Valley Center Lxtension
club met at the Raymond Beed
home last week. Mrs. Glen Grimes
and Mrs Ray Heed gave a lesson
on bread making. Mrs. Glen
Grimes presided at the meeting
in the absence of the president ana j
vice-president. The bread made
in the lesson and a salad were 1
served for lunch.
The next meeting will be in Sept
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Neilson left
for Fremont Thursday to attend the
funeral of Mrs. Neilson s mother, |
Mrs. Holloway and to visit friends
and relatives They plan to be gone
several days.
Darrell Killham of Denver, Colo.,
was visiting relatives in this vici
nity from Tuesday to 'Thursday of
last week. While here he was a
house guest of his uncle, Vernon j
Harley and family. Mr. Killham
graduated from Boulder University
this June. He has employment in
Iowa this summer.
The class of 1932 held a class
reunion in the honor of Robert
KUtz last Tuesday at the James
Platt home. Attending this reunion
were the Chalk's Coolidge family.
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Grimes and the
Platts. After the class had vis
ited for a while the P ' ~ served
a delicious lunch.
Lorene Smith entered the St.
Anthony's Hospital last Monday.
She is still in the hospital at this
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Van Gerpen
>f Newton, la., spent the weekend
risking her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Edgar DeHart of Chambers and
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W'uJt Van
Serpen of Fremont.
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Campbell
ind family and Mrs. Roy Miller
vent to Miller, South Dakota Fri
lay. The Campbell family visited
relatives at Miller. Mrs. Miller vis
jited her parents home at Redtield,
S. D.
Mr. and Mrs Roy Campbell of
!Seattle, Wash., visited in the home
of their son, Clifford Campbell
! from Saturday until Monday.
Mr. and Mi's. Lyle Clemens and
family visited his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Homer Clemens of Neligh
Warren Gribble was a dinner
guest of the George Smith family
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Campbell
and family and Mr. and Mrs. Roy
Campbell went to Miller, S. L>.
Sunday lo get Miss Aitlella Camp
bell of New York. She is a sister of
Oitford Campbell and will visit
here for a few days.
Ruth Ann Damme came Friday
night to spend the weekend with
her loiks, tlie Clarence Dammes.
They met her in Norfolk. She and
Dorene deed returned to Lincoln
with friends Sunday afternoon.
Hugh Anderson of Spencer spent
the weekend with the Clarence
Mrs. Ken Hunt of O'Neill visited
her daughter, Mrs. George C
Smith Thursday afternoon Calvin
Smith returned to O'Neill with
Mrs. Hunt for a few days visit.
Mr. and Mrs. George Smith.
Margaret and Calvin and Karen
Farrier spent three days last week
in Kansas City on business.
The Womens Society of the
Methodist church painted the kit
chen church the first of last week.
Ray Medcalf of Alliance was
a house guest in the Earl Med
calf home over the weekend while
he was here visiting his mother,
Mrs. E. J. Medcalf and his broth
er Earl.
The Methodist Womens Society
are going to clean the Methodist
church Thursday morning.
The officers of the Methodist
Womens Society will go to Ewing
this week to an officers training
The Ramona Rebecca Ixulge
met June 12th with 16 prsent. A
special memorial service was gi
ven In memory of our departed
sisters. On June 19, 9 members
of our bulge went to liurwell to
attend the friendship meeting
held there. Rebeccas from Ains
worth, Ord and Sargent were
also their guest. On June 26
Ramona Rebecca luulge will
entertain the Chambers 1-OS.
Dodge members, their wives
and all Rebeccas and their
husbands, at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Duane Carson. A pot
luck supper Is planned.
Charles Cox Jr., of Ord visited
vith home folks over the week
Rev and Mrs. Cox and grand
laughter Cheryl Ann Render went
o Spalding last Friday to con
•onsult with Dr. Fox.
Mrs. Kathleen Render who is
{earney State Teachers college
vas home for the weekend.
Mrs. Neil Frye of Burweil, ac
lompanied by her son, Chuck,
ind her daughter, Sharon, also
jy her mother-in-law, Mrs. Clar
»nce Frye of Ewing, called at
he Methodist parsonage Satur
lay morning.
Mel Lowery spent Saturday
light with Bill Cox.
Rev. Cox drove to Butte Sunday
fternoon to conduct the funeral
erviccs for Mr. Emil Kuth.
Agent Says Management Is Key to Irrigation Success;
Much Information Available to Holt County Farmers
By Nell Dawes
Holt County Extension Agent
Irrigation in Holt County got of
to a slow start some 10 years ago
Several farmers began talking ir
j rigation even though it was at £
time when there had been quit*
a lot of rain and snows. At tna
| time many people of the county
[were very skeptical of the possi
jbilites and some predicted that ii
1 would not be successful in this san
dy soil. A few of these early irriga
tors were Marion Davis of Stuart;
Bob Leisge of Stuart, Frank Brady
of Atkinson, Gene, Dan and Tony
! Mrdloff of Page.
There were other early areas
This showed that there was in
that starhsl to develop irrigation,
terest in numerous areas of the
1 county. Since that time there has
been a continued growth. Go
vernment and private loans were
made to help interested farmers
develop their systems. There now
are between 125 and 150 irriga
tion wells and stream irrigation
systems in the eeunty. These
along with the Bureau of Recla
mation studies were the fore
runners of Uie present rapid irri
gation development. The most
recent is the area north of Atkin
What is in the future for that
area seems to tie the question on
many' people s lips. Again we are
faced with the question Will it pay
out? Should we break up land and
irrigate when the goverment is
trying to lay aside land that has
been in production?
Much of the concern is due to
the people of the area knowing
what has happened in the past
when too much grassland was
broken out and the winds eroded
away much of the top soil Not on
ly were these fields ruined but tin
adjoining lands were damaged. In
addition to this, many are con
cerned about the financial invest
ment and whether or not irrigation
can be paid for from the earnings
of the land.
People outside the area have
been watching the development in
this area ami being familiar w'ith
irrigation in other parts of the
state see possibilities that we at
home may not see. At a recent
meeting of Agricultural Agencies
of the County estimates on the
amount of increased acres under
irrigation in 1975 compared with
January 1, 1958 was set at approxi
mately 25,000 acres more for the
entire county. This figure took in
to consideration land that may be
dropped from irrigation systems.
Management of the land and sy
stems will Ik? the determining fac
tor whether this irrigation is here
to stay and whether the land can
pay the increased financial burden
or note. The maximum of conser
vation practices, n e w cultural
practices, labor efficiency and
technical knowledge will need to
lie used to make a success of this
large scale operations.
The Agricultural Extension Ser
vice stands ready to help supply
information based on experimental
.vork conducted by the College of
Agriculture, experiment stations
and the U. S. Department of Agri
culture on any phases of irrigation,
crop production, conservation, soil
fertility practices, farm manage
ment and operational costs of var
ious irrigation systems to anyone
who is farming or ranching the
Many people of the County have
received information on several of
the above phases before going in
to irrigation. Others have received
help on specific problems after
starting to irrigate. Anyone think
ing of irrigation is urged to check
with Agricultural Agencies such
as the Soil Conservation District
for technical help in conservation
of soil and water; Farm and Home
Admisistration for financial assi
stance and the Agricultural Stabili
zation and Conservation office for
cost sharing, crop loans and stor
Your County Extension Agents
will be glad to assist in any way
they can to get information for
you. Don’t forget to register wilh
the State Irrigation Department
irrigation wells, or pumping sy
stems from streams or ponds.
f' .. ■■ r : m iQHHBHHwil&A S
Huge earth moving macliines like the one shown in the back
ground are cutting and leveling acres of land north of Atkinson at
the present time. Opinion Is still split on what appears to be one
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of the biggest irrigating projects in this part of the state. See story
on this page hy Neil Dawes, Holt county agent, and the story on
page I.
The Frontier Photo and Engraving.
Irrigation lias b«Hii good to Vincent Olson, a farmer north of
. Atkinson, aw can readily be seen. He stands in nearly waist high
oats. Vincent believes that farmers who are careful in irrigating
should have no trouble increasing the *alue of their farm hind in
the area. “You couldn't buy some of the land I bought for 950 per
acre for $100 now,” lie said.
The Frontier Photo and Engraving.
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pROM THE MOMENT you awaken until you go to bed, almost
everything you do is closely dependent upon the operation of trucks.
In fact, even while you’re asleep, trucks are working for you. (Beds
arrive by truck, too, of course).
Without trucks, your favorite food market would have empty
shelves. Without trucks, you wouldn’t find gas stations located con
veniently almost everywhere you turn. Without trucks, the build
ing of new homes, factories, and stores would slow to a walk and
businesses of all kinds everywhere would suffer.
Sooner or later, everything you eat, wear, or use depends on trucks
for transportation. Eventually, everything has to get to you the
consumer. So, when you consider that trucks haul three times the
tonnage handled by all the other forms of transportation combined,
you realize how very important they are to you!
On, oi a Serf* ot AdrTtimimntt Pnprfd S>7
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O'Neill Locals
Joe Sobotka. jr., who will be a
iophomore at the University of
Nebraska school of medicine at
Dmaha was home on a visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Babl and
family, Kimball, were here visiting
ier mother, Mrs. Vannie Newman
ind also his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
foe Babl of Emmet.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gothan and
laughter of Hastings visited Mon
lay at the Joe Sobotka, sr. home.
Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Story of
Florida stopped for a short visit
vith Mr. Vannie Newman on their
way to Washington State. Vannie
is Mr. Story's aunt.
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Simmons,
Hastings, were visiting last week at
the .Joe Subotka, sr. home.
Mrs. Ronnie Zimmerle and chil
dren, David and Karen of San Di
ego, e..i!lf., are visiting this week
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.
S. Kirkland.
Miss Karen Havranek of Sioux
City and Miss Margaret Havranek
of Ponca visited on Friday with
Mrs. Rosa Bowers. Saturday eve
ing guest of Mrs. Marion Woid
neck and daughters and Mrs. Paul
Woidneck of Midway visited Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Francis London
and son, Ronnie of Wichita Falls,
lex., and Mrs. Milford Sinclair
and son, Ricky of Denver, Colo ,
visited over the weekend with their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mike D>n
don. The group left Tuesday for
Spalding and Omaha where they
will visit another brother and sis
ter and their families.
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Moore have
returned from a trip to Phila
delphia, Pa. and Washington, D.
C They went by train to Philadel
phia where they visited Mr.
Moore's brother, John, and fam
ily. The attended the graduation of
a nephew, John Moore from
Princeton University while there.
In Washington D C. the Moores
visited Mrs. Moore's nephew and
Francis Havranik YN3 was ad
vanced in rate on June 16 as a re
sult of the Febrauary service-wide
competetive exams. Me is stationed
in San Diego, Calif,
Dinner guests Monday at the
Harold Mlinar home were Mr. and
Mrs. Melvin Shephard of Omaha
and Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Mlinar
of Atkinson
Mr. and Mrs. John McCarville
and family returned Monday from
Ellsworth, Minnesota.
Lorna Marcellus and Lois Curf
man were here from Lincoln for
a weekend at the M. B. Marcel
lus home.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Marty,
here from Neenah, Wisconsin, with
his mother, Mrs. Pal Party, were
in Omaha Tuesday to see friends.
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