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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (July 16, 1959)
Legion, Auxiliary Meet;
Discuss Boys-Girls State
By Mr*. Harold Harris
A joint sess»on of the American
Legion and Auxiliary, Sanders
Post No. 214 was held Thursday
evening, Bob Eppenbach, com
Miss Lois Kaczor who attended
the Comhuskers Girls State in
June gave a very interesting ac
COUfU ui Ikt VvtcB iu A-#*u
coin. During the week she held
the office of Chief of Air Transport
Bill Bayer, boy stater, also gave
a detailed account of each days
activities. Every minute from 6 a.
m. to 10 p.m. was filled with ac
tivity, including various types of
His office during the week was
Adminstration Assistant to the
Board of control.
Both representatives expressed
their appreciation to the Legion and
Auxiliary for giving them the pri
vilege ot learning through exper
ience more about our government.
On completion of reports the
Legion and Auxiliary adjourned to
hold separate business sessions.
The election of officers for the
year 1960 for the legion resulted
in the re-election of ail the 1959 of
ficials. They are Bob Eppenbach,
commander; Lee Hawk vice-com
mander; Jerry Rotherham, adjut
ant, Alfred Napier, treasurer; Jay
Butler, service officer; Willis Rock
ey child welfare; Eddie Shrader,
employment; James Boies, chap
Mrs. Alfred Napier, president
opened the meeting on completion
of routine business. The new 1960
officers for the Auxiliary were pre
sented and instructed as to their
duties: Mrs. K. n. Sham, presi
dent; Mrs. Floyd Lee, vice-presi
dent; Mrs. Eula Eppenbach, se
cretary; Mrs. Alfred Napier, trea
surer. The members of appointive
offices will be selected at the Au
The County meeting July 13, at
Chambers was discussed and se
veral members planned to attend.
The state convention July 17-18-19
at Lincoln was also discussed. On
adjournment, the Legion and Au
xiliary members were served lunch
by Alfred Napier, Mrs. 11. R. Har
ris and Mrs. R. H. Shain.
Leroy Napier, Jack Fry, Billy
and Cathy Lofquest left Thursday
to attend a 4-H camp at Niobrara
over the weekend.
Mr. and Mrs. William Gunter
and two of their grandchildren of
San Francisco arrived Wednesday
to spend a week visiting relatives
and triends in Ewing and vicinity
J. Verdell Gunter and family ot
Genesco, 111., and Mrs. R. A Hold
met Duane Hord at Aurora and
all went on to Denver where they
spent the Fourth of July weekend.
A daughter was torn to Mr. and
Mrs. Louis Vandersnick on July
9th at die Antelope Memorial hos
pital at Neligh She weighed se
ven pounds and nine ounces.
Mrs. Leo Vandersnick came
home Wednesday from St. Anth
ony's hospital in O'Neill where she
had been a patient for the past
Miss Anna Van Zandt. <9. died
on Sunday at the Antelope Memor
ial hospital at Neligh where she
had been a patient for atout a
week. She had been in failing
health for the past two years.
Miss Van Zandt is a long time
resident of Ewing, having come to
Nebraska from New Jersey with
her parents in 1887.
Funeral services were held > is
terday afternoon at the First Meth
odist Church with the Rev. Wood
row Elliot, paslor, officiating But
ial will be made in the Ewing com
UMr! and Mis. Gene Zimmerman
and Mr. and Mrs. Don Ruroede
were guests of Mr. and Mis. f-■*>>c
West jr., at Creighton on Sunday.
They picnicked in the park o'
joyed thcldnewPsw!'numng |Jxrt and
‘'ST*.'**, m- «"<!«'■?,!
Gene Zimmerman went to Uncoln
to attend the funeral of her cou
sin Mrs. Sam Ruderman. held
Thursday afternoon Mr. and Mrs.
Willis Hockey went to Lincoln on
Thursday returning home the same
daMr and Mrs. Clarence Vander
snick and family have returned to
their home in Montana after vdst -
ing at the home of his father,
John Vandersnick and othei: re
latives in Ewing. They also \isittd
his mother. Mrs. Vandersnick. who
fs a patient at a rest home at
Stuart. Sharon Vandei snick re
mained for a longer visit and is
now at the Louis Vandersnick
b°The Ewing No Thank You lops
are meeting during the summei
months* at the home of Mrs. Gene
Zimmerman. Mis. Gewis
and Mrs. S. M Burtwistle aie the
As a group the member ha\t
lost one hundred seventy-seven
and one half pounds since last
°A?bpresent, the ladies are all
saving butter cartons for the pu£
pose of building a lady
name will be "Mrs. Loss pictures
of indi\ iduals were taken ^dh but
ter cartons representing tht num
ber of pounds, they had lost.
Events of Pioneer Days
M h Dierks was honored at
his home at a family gathering
Sunday celebrating a birthday “n‘
mversary. A no host dinnei was
served by members of his fam
Uy and tne atternoon houis were
Mr. Dierks, who was born 8<
years ago on July 10th, at Joliet,
ill., has been a resident of Nebras
ka since two years of age
came with his parents, tirst.to
Madison and later his fathei
homesteaded in Wheeler County
Here Mr. Dierks grew to man
hood, married and continued to
make it his home. Ranching and
cattle raising was his life s wo k.
To make it possible for hts older
I children to attend high school,
Mr. Dierks moved his family to
Ewing in about 1914. Here he has
continued to make his home
throughout the past 45 years. Since
the death of his wife he lives alone
in the family home. Mr. Dierks
drives his cur daily down town,
also visits old friends and enjoys
a game of cards * with them. A
member of the Sunset Club of the
First Methodist Church, Mr. Dierks
in reminiscing, can relate many
interesting events of his early pi
oneer life, only experienced by
those who lived in the early days
Present at the reunion on Sun
day were Mr. and Mrs Lyle
Dierks, and their family, Mr. and
Mrs. Merton Dierks of Manhattan,
Kansas, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Sprout
of Omaha, Mr. and Mrs. Paul
Waters also of Omaha, Mrs. Viola
Maupin of North Platte, John
Dierks of Nebraska City, Mrs.
Walter Tressler and daughter,
Wilda of Ogallala and Mrs. Wilda
Carr of Holdrege. Claire Dierks,
better known as "Bud” of Long
Beach, Calif. U. S. navy was un
able to be present.
The Legion junior baseball
team and the midgets went to
I O'Neill on Sunday and were de
feated in both games.
Funk was the pitcher for the
Ewing legion juniors and McGinn
1 for the O'Neiil team. The score
14-3 in favor of O’Neill.
Tin* score for the midgets was
3-4 in favor of O'Neill. Belina
pitched a good game for the win
ners. Jerry Tams pitched for Ew
ing. Hobbs made a single and a
double and Mlnarik a triple for
Ewing. Next Sunday, Ewing will
play Atkinson on their home field
The midgets will play Elgin at
the tournament to lie held at Madi
Weekend guests at the home of
Mr. and Mrs Loyd Angus were
her sister and husband, Mr. and
Mrs. Vern Wells of Arcate, Calif.
Mr. and Mrs. Merle Angus and
daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Max
Angus and son, all of Lincoln.
A picnic dinner was enjoyed on
Sunday at the family gathering at
the Angus home. In the evening,
Mr. and Mrs. Wells showed pic
tures taken by them while on a
tour through the- eastern and nor
thern IJ. S. from which they were
enroute to their home in California.
Mrs. Thomas Sheehan of Omaha
is a guest at the home of Mis.
Florence Butler this week. Mr.
Sheehan and daughter, Patty came
Wednesday to attend the funeral
of Miss Anna Van Zandt sister of
Mrs. Butler and remained for a
Sunday guests at the home of
Mrs. Mabel Boies were Mrs. Julia
Thayer, William Thayer Mr;*and
Mrs. Dick Thayer and family, all
of Albion, Mr. and Mrs. Otto
Thorburg and family of Peters
burg, Mr. and Mrs. George Thay
er, Mr. and Mrs. James Boies and
family and Emmett Wright, all
Guests Tuesday afternoon at the
George Jefferies home were Mrs.
Fred Maben, Mrs. Mark Maben
and Mrs. Emma Wulf of Clear
Mrs. Lorraine Wright entertain
ed at dinner Sunday her daughter
and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Don
ald Drey and Kristi of Omaha,
Mr. and Mrs. George Jefferies,
Mrs. Wilma Daniels and family of
Ewing. Afternoon callers were
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Jones of Ne
Mr. and Mrs. Fay Doty of O -
Neill were overnight guests Sun
day at the home of Mrs. Edna
. . . , i t r.l»^l# Kor
mis. £iUIIU lA/IV|MVO.
granddaughter, Beverly Meyer,
homo Friday after spending a few
days with her. She was accompan
ied by Mrs. S. W. Brion and Ken
Saturday overnight guests at the
Leonard Knapp home were his
sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs.
Mat Morton, and daughter of Gris
wold, la., attended a family re
union Sunday held at the Merritt
Pierson home in O'Neill.
Mr. and Mrs. Grover Shaw
sfient Sunday visiting at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Pribil in
Bob Knapp returned to Mitehell,
S.D., Monday morning after
spending the weekend with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard
Mr. and Mrs. Alrich Thompson
had as their guests Saturday eve
ning, Mrs. Anna Thompson and
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stoneburg of
Weekend guests at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Dierks were
Mr. and Mrs. Merton Dierks of
Manhattan, Kans , Mr. and Mrs.
Gene Sprout of Omaha and Paul
Waters of Lincoln and Mrs. Walt
ers, who is spending a few weeks
with her parents in Ewing.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Napier
were host at the party Friday eve
ing at their home honoring the
birthday anniversaries of her
mother, Mrs. R. A. Hord, Mrs D.
A. Gunter both of Ewing and Jim
my Gunter of Genesco, 111. Others
present were Mr. and Mi’s. Dewitt
Hoke and Clayton, Dewitt Gunter,
Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Gunter and
Paul, R. A. Hord. all of Ewing,
Mr and Mrs. Max Graver and
family of New Windor, 111 . Mr.
and Mrs. Lyle Switzer of Clear
water, William Gunter, Jim and
Linda Panigada, of San Francisco,
Mr. and Mrs. Verdell Gunter and
family of Genesco, 111.
The Jolly Workers Club was en
tertained Thursday afternoon at
the home of Mrs. Frank Schrad
with Mrs. Joe Sturbaum and Mrs.
Georgia Wiggins co-hostesses.
Eighteen members and two
guests Mrs. Verdell Gunter and
Mrs William Gunter of San Fran
cisco were present. Making quilt
blocks was the afternoon work by
the group. Lunch was served by
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Howard and
family of O'Neill were recent
guests at the home of her sister
'and husband Mr and Mrs. Ernest
Mrs Inez Houston of Chandler,
Ariz.. is vacationing in Ewing at
the home of J. B Spittler and oth
er relatives and friends
Mrs. Grace Briggs entertained j
at a one o’clock dinner on Sunday j
Mrs John Archer of Ewing and
\ffs, Inez Houston of Chandler,
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Shain and
Sue accompanied by her mother, j
Mrs. Harriet Welke, were guests;
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Har- I
old Rodgers at O’Neill on Sunday
A picnic dinner was enjoyed in
the park. Richard Shain, who had
been a guest at the Rodgers home
since Thursday, accompanied his
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Eppenbach
and sons Donald and Jimmy of
Los Angeles, Robert Eppentiack !
and son Frank and Wayne Turner |
of Ewing were dinner guests at
the home of Wilma Eppebach on
July 8th. Afternoon callers were
Mrs. Grace Gras of Drain, Ore
gon and Mrs. Arthur Grass of
Weekend guests at the home of
M. H. Dierks were his daughters,
Mrs. Walter Tressler and daugh
ter Wilda of Ogallaha Mrs. Wilda
Carr of Holdrege and Mrs. Viola
Maupin of North Platte who re
mained for a longer visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Latzel
and fami*j of Redding Calif., have
returned to Ewing to spend their
vacation at their home. Their par
ents are Mr, and Mrs. George Lat-1
zel and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Doud
all of Ewing.
Sunday guests at the home of
Miss In a Bennett were Mr. and
Mrs. Clair Utterback of Norfolk.
Mrs. and Wilbur Bennett of Ewing
and James Bennett of Orchard.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Munn and
family were 6 p.m. dinner guests
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. El
mer Bergstrom and family on
Baptism services were conduc
ted during the worship hour Sun
day morning at the First Metho
dist Church for Nancy Jolene Fle
ming, the two weeks old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Fleming.
Rev. Woodrow Elliot, pastor, of
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Edwards
and family moved on Wednesday
to Bassett where they will make
their future home. Mr. Edwards,
who has been employed at the
Farmers State Bank in Ewing,
will spent part time here.
Mr. and Mrs. William Hoke and
Mrs. Albert Prunty of Cleghorn,
la., were Sunday guests at the
Dewitt Gunter home. Evening
guests at the Gunter home the
same day were Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam Gunter and granddaughter
of San Francisco.
Mr. W. A. Brown of Omaha
spent a few days in Ewing visit
ing at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Fleming and also calling
on many old friends in the com
munity. The Flemings took him
to Norfolk Monday.
Mrs. Rhoda Conner had as her
guests Sunday members of her
family, Mr. and Mrs. Loren Doty
and Laurie of Dakota City, Mr.
and Mrs. James Mechaley, Tom
my and Cathy of Elgin, Mr. and
Mrs. Ralph Belmer. Scotty and
iberry of Winner, S.D., and Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Schumacher of
Mr. and Mrs. Merwin Olson and
family of Clearwater, Mr. and
Mrs. Greer Clark of Stanton and
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Wilson of El
gin were guests Sunday at the
home of their parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Andrew Olson in northeast
Ewing. , ,
Mrs Ralph Eacker attended the
funeral of Mrs. Paul Werner held
at Neligh. The Werners are former
residents of the Ewing community.
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Ott and fam
ily were dinner guests Sunday of
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Heermann.
The Gene Porter ramily of Col
umbus and the C. E. Porters re
turned Friday from a vacation
trip to the Black Hills.
Jeannie and Joe Janousek are
in Columbus for a 10-day visit
with their grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. E. O. Hile.
Mr. and Mrs. Dwayne Philbrick
and family and Mr and Mrs. Clay
Johnson jr., and Harold spent Sun
day fishing north of Stuart. During
the afternoon Mrs Philbrick and
Mrs. Johnson attended a family
gathering at Cleveland Bible camp.
In the evening they visited at the
Laurence Lofqucst home where
Sgt. Alvin Lofquest showed color
slides of Arizona, Texas, Florida
Mrs. John Schmidt spent the
weekend in Atkinson at the Ray
mond Schmidt home.
Mr and Mrs. Esty Nelson were
in Ogallala Saturday and Sunday
for a 25th wedding anniversary cel
ebration for Rev. and Mrs. D. E.
Littrell. Rev. Littrell boarded at
the Nelson home during his first
pastoral assignment at Bristow.
Mr! and Mrs. Bob Schomberg of
Columbus were weekend guests
of Mr. and Mrs. George Petersen
Guests Thursday at the Paul
Shierk home were Mr. and Mrs.
John Stahlecker of Naper.
Mr. and Mrs. Reg Pinkerman
returned early Tuesday from a
vacation trip to Excelsior Springs,
Mo. Mrs. Faye Pinkerman of Red
bird stayed at the Pinkerman home
with the children
Mr. and Mrs. Don Petersen of
Armour, S.D., were weekend
guests at the George Janousek
Mr. and Mrs William Froelich,
Jim. Chuck and Mary and Mrs.
W. J. Birmingham were tn Omaha
Sunday for the baptism of Mrs.
Birmingham's granddaughter, Nan
cy Louise, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. William H. Riley.
Mrs. John Stuifbergen spent sev
eral days last week at the home of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. T.
Blinn in North Platte.
Mr and Mrs. Leigh Reynoldson
were in Albion Sunday at the
home of Mrs. J. B. Reynoldson.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Dotson of
Reddings, Calif , visited her fath
er, Roy Spindler, last weekend.
The Dotsons and Mr. Spindler
were dinner guests Sunday at the
George Robertson home and guests
Monday morning at the Dean
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cooper of
West Covina. Calif., are visiting
friends and relatives here
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Gydesen
and son, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Bloom
quist and daughters of Spalding,
Mr and Mrs' Paul Crosby and
son of Norfolk, and Lyle and Boo
Crosby of Spalding held a family
picnic at Bartlett Sunday honor
ing Mrs Amelia Crosby of Bart
lett and Mrs. Bloomquist on their
Mrs Winnie Barger. Mrs. Paul
ine Walston of Redfield. S, P ■ ■
chairman of the Community Con
cen Senes, and two other Red
field women are on a vacation
trip which will take them to Wash
ington, DC., and New York.
Man Lou Wilson arrived Sat
urday from Denver, Colo., to spend
the remainder of the summer with
her parents, the Ed Wilsons
Mrs Norman Maxon ami chil
dren of Cary, 111., were weekend
guests of l>r. and Mrs. Ed Glee
Weekend guests of Mrs. Iva
Hopkins were her daughter and'
family. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Mor-!
ey, Danny and Nancy of Sioux
dt> her grandson. Kent Smith
of San Diego, Calif . and her grand
daughter. Charyl Karnes of Ger- j
mg. who is here for a longer visit.
Robert Sudyka of Kansas City,
Mo., was a weekend guest at tlie
Mark Muff home
Mrs Genevieve Harty spent the
weekend in Omaha
Mr. and Mrs "Tip" Kurtz and
family of Kansas City, Mo., and
two couples traveling with them
were overnight guests Sunday at
the Robert Larson home
Mias Carolyn Mud it turned fkea
ilay to St Catherine s Sehori d
Nursing after a month's vacetwe
here with her parents Mr. end
Mrs Mark Muff.
Mrs. Fred Harvey and laughter
returned to Kansas City, Mo., lead
week after visiting at the Robert
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