The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, July 16, 1959, Image 1

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Volume 79-Number 12 O'Neill, Holt County, Nebraska, Thursday, July 16, 1959____Seven Cents
It h still tough, this working of! the railroad b isiness. The Ihirlington crew came to O’Neill to
replace tracks across Highway ‘*0 when the oil road became too rough tor automobile traffic. A stab*
highway crew followed the work of the railroad and re-olled the crossing alter the old rails were torn
away and new ones replaced. The Frontier Photo and Engraving.
Let's All Go to the—
Madison Races
Friday is the big day for O'Neill
ites at Madison Downs.
As in the past. The Frontier is
arranging to have two big air
conditioned buses stop in O'Neill
at 12 noon and pirk up raring en
thusiasts for the trip to the races.
Once again the race day will be
a package deal for area people.
For $6.50 the earavaners will be
provided roundtrip bus fare i reg
ular $5.X9i. They'll enjoy grand
stand seats, and will be served a
prime rib or catfish dinner com
plete with all the trimmings at Ed
Prenger's Ye Olde Tavern in Nor
folk on the way home.
The regular price on the din
ner is $2.35 and the 50 cents it
costs to enter the grandstand at
Madison brings the total value
of the $6.50 tickets to $8.61.
Arrangements have been made
for the buses to stop nt Inman,
Ewing and Clearwater on the way
to the races. In Inman the bus
will stop at Davis Mobil Station
and in Ewing the bus will stop at
West Lumber and Coal. Residents
along the way may board the bus.
providing there is room, even if
they do not have tickets as tickets
will be available on the bus.
Secretary Earl Moyer of the
Madison Agricultural society, spon
sors of the races at Madison
Downs, said that there will lie an
O'Neill feature race and purse for
the winner.
Reservations are still being
taken at The Frontier office on
south 4th street. Tickets will be
available right up to'departure
which Is scheduled for 12 noon.
The buses will reach Madison
in ample time for trips to the daily
double pari-mutual windows.
So jump on! Spend a day at the
races with your friends. Make
those reservations today by call
ing The Frontier. 788.
A mixed 2-ball foursome tourna
ment and steak fry is on the agen
da at the O'Neill country club Sun
The tournament begins at 3 p.
m. and the steak fry at 5:30 p.m.
NNTA Formed
To Ease Travel
Springing from the unsuccessful
Save-the-Trains Association, a new
ly formed organization, the North
Nebraska Transportation Associa
tion has announced plans to help
tne area in the movement of peo
ple and goods.
J G. Brewster, a Stuart hanker,
was elected president; Fay Hill
of Gordon, vice-president, and Ed
Wilson of O’Neill, secretary-treas
Cal Stewart, former publisher
of The Frontier, was honored at
the new association’s first meet
ing for his outstanding efforts
with the Save-the-Trains group.
The association indicated it may
he necessary to press for action
requiring the North Western rail
road to place in service light
weight, self-propelled trains on an
accelerated schedule in compar
ison with the 19.99 steam schedule
adhered to until Passenger Trains
13 and 14 were removed a year
The association took a stand
against highway post office serv
ice where clerks in trucks sort
mail enroute hut will “leave the
door open" for improved mail
A thousand-dollar balance of the
old group was turned over to the
North Nebraska Transportation
Association at the meeting.
NORFOLK, Va Navy Cdr. A. J.
Koenig, son of Adam L. Koenig
of Spencer, and husband of the
former Miss Dorothy M. Broder
sen of Spencer, returned to Nor
folk. Va . July 1 aboard the attack
aircraft carrier USS Independence
after eight weeks of training in the
Caribbean Sea.
Conversion Charge for
Bartlett Bank Officers;
Wives Also Named
The Nebraska Banking Depart
ment Friday charged officers of
the defunct Bartlett State Bank in
Wheeler County with fraudulently
converting more than 170 thousand
dollars in bank funds to their own
The accused are Clifford L
Bishop, president; Robert M. Mar
tin, director and cashier, and
Walter Plugge, director.
The petition states ‘‘that for
many years" %the three officers j
‘‘with the full knowledge of their
respective wives, willfully, fraud-1
ulently and unlawfully schemed ;
and conspired together ... to use |
the funds, property, credits and
assets of the said bank for their
own purposes and benefit ...”
Their wives named are Mrs,
Bertha C. Bishop, Mrs. Ilene J.
Martin and Mrs. Adelia Plugge
The petition also listed charges
of keeping false entries* publishing
false statements of the amounts
of assets and liabilities, and others.
The petition stated that the loss
and damage sustained "will exceed
170 thousand dollars.”
Several local business firms are
planning to buy a month’s supply
of the special commemorative
conservation stamps to be issued
August 26.
Co-operators of the Holt Soil
and Water Conservation district
are among those honored by the
issuance of the world’s first con
servation stamp according to Har
vey Krugman, chairman of the
local district.
The Chambers Farmers and
Ranchers Co-op recently purch
ased the Smith Lumber Yard in
Chambers The buildings have
been given a coat of paint.
New officers of O’Neill’s American Legion Post were elected at :i meeting Tuesday. The new
officers are, from left. Vein Reynoldson. Sgt. at Arms; A1 Carroll, Vice Commander; Jim Earley,
Commander, and BUI Jansen. Chaplain. Members of th» new executive committee are Archie Bright,
Emil Adamson, Donald Borg, and Marlin Wichnia i. In other Legion business, the |>ost voted to apply
for a bingo license. The Front,er and Engraving.
if . of
Final Rabies Test Results Still Pending in Lincoln
Two O'Neill families received a
scare last week when a housewife
ind a 3-year old girl were bitten
by a cat, believed at the time, to
| l>e rabid.
Preliminary tests of the cat s
brain in Lincoln was negative, hui
the results of the final test win
not be known for at least two
weeks according to Dr. E. A. Hog
ors, director of the State Depart
ment of Health,
Mrs. Paul Bourne anil Kim.
the 3-vear old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. John Rinkerd. of » -
Neill, were attacked by the white
cat in a garden. Roth were bit
ten ill the legs.
Volunteers met near the home
last Saturday and were unable to
take the cat alive for fear that it
might escape.
The cat’s head was then sent to
Lincoln where slides were taken
of the brain in an attempt to dis
cover negri hodios. or rabies virus.
I)r Rogers said the case was
••unfortunate” since the cat could
not be taken alive. We
have to inject fluid prepared from
the cat’s brain into the brains of
white mice for the final check,
he said.
This process takes two weeks
since virus incubation, if the cat
had rabies, would show up. it 1
were asked for advice now 1
would recommend that the tv’o
start taking anti-rabies shots
now,” he said,
•'Each physician, of course
knows the facts in his i
cases, and must make the de
cision for himself.” he said.
••If, after two weeks we find
that llie mice do not die, the
shots ran be discontinued. And
if the mice do die, they would
have to begin taking shots any
way.’ ’he explained.
Dr. Rogers explained ihat it is
important to keep those animals
suspected of rabies and feared to
have exposed humans, alive “It
is much easier to watch the an
imal suspected, safely penned,
than it is to discover the negri
luxlies after the animal is killed.”
he said.
Rabies Vaccine Cost
To City—Reasonable
Dr. G. R. Cook, an O'Neill vet
erinarian, has proposed that all
dogs and cats in O'Neill be vac
cinated for rabies.
Dr. Cook said he intended to dis
cuss this with the city council at
their next regular meeting.
‘ The council could obtain rabies
vaccine for as little as 50 cents
per shot in bulk quantities for
cities, and if I could get the co
operation of several men and the
council, we could get most of the
animals taken care of in one day,”
he said.
“I would be willing to make my
own fee so low that the council
couldn't afford not to take advant
age of it if we could do it in this
way,” he explained.
Dr. Cook was the veterinarian
that prepared the cat’s head for
shipment to Lincoln after it was
The Civil Air Patrol in O'Neill
performed a public service by fly
ing the head to Lincoln.
Dump To Be Baited
The O'Neill city dump will be
baited with poison as a rodent
control measure Thursday (to
O'Neill residents are urged
not to allow children or pets
to enter the dump for a period
of one week. The effect of the
poison will last that long.
Atkinson Man Elected
County Legion Head
CHAMBERS-Mike Cody, form
er American Legion Commander
in Atkinson, was elected Holt coun
ty commander at the annual con
vention here Monday
He was elected for a 2-year
term. All other offices were car
ried over.
The Stuart firing squad under
leadership of Ray Estes, took first
place honors in the county firing
squad contest at the convention
Page placed second, Chambers. !
third and Atkinson fourth. O’Neill
and Ewing did not participate.
Council Plans Storm Sewer After
Proposing Resolution of Necessity
<>lunt steel bits lay waiting the touch of work leu who will drill 35(1 feet uni1 mile south of O'Neill
^ provide O’Neill with adequate water. A coinpan *i>oi.csmun said the drilling should begin early
next week. Photo and Engraving hy The Frontier
Here's What to Do—
If You Fear Rabies
Through a request by The Frontier, the State De
partment of Health has prepared, for The people of
Holt and surrounding counties, a list of things to do
when it is suspected that you or your child have been
exposed to a rabid animal.
It is suggested that you clip this out and save
il for future reference.
1 When any warm blooded animal bites hard
enough to break the skin, call your physician im
mediately. This is of utmost importance, since
he understands the nature of the disease and should
you be uncertain, he can advise immediate pro
. edures.
2. Wash the wound with soap and water under
a faucet for at least five minutes.
3. Do not kill the animal unless It is wild and you
fear that it cannot be captured alive.’ Call your
local veterinarian and he will help. If you must
kill it, do not shoot or strike it In the head. Because
there is still considerable pain attached to the treat
ments, as well as some risk, physicians are natural
ly reluctant to give the series of 14 shots when a
possibility exists that the offending animal might
not have rabies. If the animal can be penned alive,
this is the safest course. The animal will then be
observed and if found not to have the disease after
a specified time, the' physician will not usually pre
scribe the series of shots.
4. Get your household pets vaccinated. The
State Department of Health recommends that at
the time that a dog or cat license is applied for, it
should he made mandatory that rabies shots lie
5. Remember that rabid animals do not always
act "mad.” In the “dumb” type of rabies, the in
fecting dose is usually greater and drowsiness in
the animal might be observed.
6 Remember that we live in a section of the
state where the incidence of rabies is very high
and is getting higher. The vaccination of animals
is the only sure method of control.
Legion and Midgets
Prepare for Tourneys
at Plainview, Madison
Schedules have been made for
the Junior Legion and Midget
teams for District 2, Class B.
Both O’Neill teams will face first
competition Sunday, the Midgets
at Madison and the Junior Legion
at Plainview.
The Midgets will face Madison
at 8 p.m. and the Junior Legion
will go against Wausa at 1 p.m.
Both tournaments are single loss
and elimination with all games
scheduled for seven innings. The
10-run lead at the end of the 5th
or 6th inning will apply to all
Midget games.
Junior Legion teams competing
include O'Neill, Wausa, Pierce,
Atkinson, Crofton, Page, Pilger
and Elgin. The winning team will
play at Hooper in the Area B,
Class B tourney July 26.
Midget teams competing include
O’Neill, Madison. Ewing, Elgin,
Wausa. Pierce, Stuart and Bloom
field. The winning team will play
their Area B, Class B tournament
at Hooper, July 26.
29 Years Together
for Pinochle Club
Among members of the "Old
Pinochle Club" in O’Neill are five
members who have played to
gether for 29 years.
They include Mrs. Bob Cook, Mr.
and Mrs. Dave Loy and Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Grenier.
The club met at Ford Park re
cently and then were guests at
the Loy home for more pinochle.
The first meeting of the club,
in 1930. was at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Victor Halva in O’Neill.
William Art its of O’Neill has
been awarded a certificate of
merit by the Winona School of
Photography for the completion
of an intensive course on direct
color in portraiture. He Is as
sociated with the O’Neill Photo
Honor New Pastor
PAGE A large crowd gathered
at the Methodist church here over
the weekend to honor the Rev.
Cecil Green, newly appointed pas
tor of the Methodist church.
The Rev. and Mrs. Green attend
ed a dinner in their honor Sunday.
Darrell Heiss gave the welcom
ing address and a skit was pre
sented in the afternoon
Larry Frisch, a former employ
ee of The Frontier and a student
at the University of South Dakota
has won a $100 scholarship.
Larry is the son of Mrs. Ethel
Frisch of O’Neill.
Large Turnout Expected
for Legion Air Show;
Sky Kings to Perform
O’Neill’s American I-egion Post
will be hosts Sunday. July 26, to
one of the nation’s greatest air
shows, the Sky Kings.
Archie Bright, commander of the
local post, said arrangements to
hold the largest crowd ever as
sembled in this section of Nebras
ka had been made.
Gates at the municipal airport
will open at 10 a.m. and the show
will begin at 2:30 p.m., regardless
of weather, he said.
The Sky Kings air show is made
up of stunt pilots and stunt men,
including Major Arthur J. Davis
of East Lansing, Mich ; Harold
Krier, and many others. The air
show also has Hollywood’s stunt
man, Howard Libersky, who will
come down the ladder of an air-1
plane and pick up a handkerchief
one foot above the ground.
Spectators will see parachute
jumping, man-on-the-wing, trio
aerobatics, solo aerobatics, novelty
acts and an explorer satellite will
be on display all day. The Air '
Force has been asked to send in
military equipment.
Very recently Hollywood sent a
camerman to take pictures of the i
show, which were used this past
winter in a special TV picture en
titled, “Danger is Our Business.”
Bob Kramer Improved
Robert Kramer, the son of Sgt.
and Mrs '‘Bill” Kramer of O’Neill
has returned from St. Joseph’s
Mercy hospital in Sioux City.
He suffered compound fractures
of the leg and a broken arm in a
bicycle-car accident June 30.
He is reported in much improv
ed condition.
$24,000 Cost
of Improvement
The city council has declared t
stale of emergency and ha»
posed a resolution of necessity ti
provide for a storm sewer m the
The action came after discus-sw*
with engineers in anticipation td
laying pavement in the not tee
A resolution of necessity can h*
drawn, according to City Atiort*^
John (tallagher, when the ctunrJ
believes a problem is smew
enough to by-pass the usual 3k
day delay necessary for ihe pane
ing of an ordinance.
The proposed sewer wiji consisl
of cement and concrete pipes nod
ds estimated cost is approximate
ly $24,000.
The resolution of necessity will
tie considered by the mayor and
council on August 4 at 7 p rtv adt
City Hall. Objections to the
age of the resolution will be tieard
at that time.
Engineers arrived in OMeffl
Wednesday to liegin drilling the
280 foot well for the city. They arc
expected to begin sometime ne*l
Free European Trip
For Former O'Neillite
Mrs. Larry Parrott, formerly cl
O’Neill, will accompany tier m»
band, Larry Parrott, on an mire
pense paid trip to Europe a n**j»
will include a visit to the folk
countries: Scotland,
France, Switzerland, flat. Ger
many and Denmark
Mr. and Mrs. Parrott will ’< *v*
Saturday, July 25, and will itrun
Saturday, August 15.
Parrott is a columnist jru ’in*
Council Bluffs Non-Pareif u t a»as
been given the trip to write a
series of articles of his travels for
Mrs. Parrott is an X-ra> vrrfb
nician at St. Joseph’s how/lal m
Omaha for Dr. Kelley sr. She is
the daughter of Mrs. Jess Scofiel#
of 919 South first.
The couple plan to visit ns th*
east coast before returning
Soil Bank Farmers
Get Reminder From
Conservation Committee
An eight-point reminder was as
sued today by the Holt Soil Hank
Conservation Committee to tarns
ers who have entered into soil
bank reserve contracts:
A summary of the farmer -ar
rancher’s responsibility at f-. prev
ent time is as follows:
1. No crop of any kind may be
harvested from conservation re
serve land.
2. No grazing is permitted on aw*
conservation reserve land
3. Vegetative cover must he es
tablished and/or maintained tm
conservation reserve land
4. If a conservation practice ha*
been authorized for reserve kmi
and the practice has not been es
tablished by the designated date.,
notify the county office at oner
5. If all eligible land is m the
conservation reserve, do ncr grow
any soil bank base crops
6 If only part of the cugibiv
land is in the conservation rwrw.
do not exceed your
acreage of soil bank base crops
7. Comply with any acreage alhft
ment in effect on the farm. How
ever, if you have a aflitt
ment of less than 15 acres. j*w
may raise as much as 15 »<•!»**; <4
wheat (or 30 acres under the J**4
wheat program) without rwnaUf
provided you do not exceed yaw
permitted acreage of soil twtrifc
base crops.
8. Control noxious weeds on youi
conservation reserve land. C.Lrppm*
should be done when and where
necessary but in the p»T>eeiw *t
clipping be careful to pnrwa*
avoidable destruction of wildlitas
For complete obituaries
turn to the Inside pages.
RAY, 22, O'Neill, at M M»
lliony’s hospital, July t. I nwr
al held Saturday, July 11, ah
St. Patrick’s Catholic churrV
of Orchard, at homr^ **Hy T
Funeral held Friday, July £•,
at United Presbyterian chare*
in Ewing.
of Ewing, at Antelope- Merniwrat
Hospital, July 12. Funeral hr It
Wednesday at First MethodM
church in Ewing.