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x/nlump 79-Number 13 O'Neill, Holt County, Nebraska, Thursday, July 23, 1959_ —-Seven Cents
Here's Worm and Bird's [ye View
Of O'Neill's New Water Well Site
Here’s a worm’s-eye and a
bird's-eye view of what the O’Neill
taxpayer is getting a mile south
of the city.
I^ayne and Western well diggers
of Omaha are on the scene .and
have started drilling the 385 foot
well intended to relieve the water
shortage in the city.
Although trouble was encountered
at 12 feet (a cave-in delayed the
diggers i a company spokesman
said he believed the drilling would
be over in four to s:x weeks.
At the present time the equip
ment at the exisiting well pumps
690 gallons per minute. O'Neill’s
water consumption has exceeded
that at times during the summer.
The new booster pump will stop
the water pressure from dropping
from 56 to 15 pounds per square
inch and is expected to pump wa
ter at an additional 400 gallons per
Key to Drawing
1— The total depth of the well
will be 385 feet. Boring will be
through sand, clay, gravel and a
few Icet of very hard rock
2- The drillers are now boring
a hole 48 inches in diameter to
3 The size of the casing in this
section will be 16 inches in dia
4 The size of tlw> casing in the
lower section 1275 feet deep! will
be 10 inches. The hole drilled will
lie 30 inches in diameter.
5—Gravel and rock will sur
round the inner rasing from the
sides of the bored hole.
Key to Picture Below
1 The drilling tool. 1-arge hits
ate attached to the bottom of the
tubular shaft which rotates power
ed by an engine on the rig. In the
picture you are looking down on
the boring site from the top of the
rig- , ,
2 The 48 inch diameter hole
which will be drilled to a depth of
110 feet. Steel casing, just visible,
extends to a depth of 20 feet
Steel casing, just visible, extends
to a depth of 20 feet.
3- This is a water pipe (one foot
in diameter) which carries the
drilled debris from the shaft under
4 A piece of casing.
5- This is the roof of the build
ing containing the present pump
and the approximate location of
the existing well.
Two of the drillers can bo seen If
at the top of the picture. |C
The speed with which the drill
ing operation as l*een started is -s
the result of city council action ’
taken a month ago. The count il,
at that time, declared a state of ■
emergency, set up definite hours *
for the use of city water and >
made immediate arrangements to
| have a new well dug.
John Belin, who maintains .O'
Neill's water supply system, had
said the stand-by tank was empty
at the close of several days last
month and that the silt flowing into
home pipes was from the bottom of
mains were water is taken directly
during the shortage hours.
When the well is dug and iioth
pumps are (Operating. O'Neill's
stand-by tank will remain nearly
full most of the time during the
summer. Some concern was voic
ed among the council members
earlier in anticipation of a possible
serious fire during the late sum
mer afternoon hours when the sup
ply is low.
Belin said the water level was
always up in the early morning
hours with the exisiting pump, but
that it liegan to drop sharply in
The council is also expected by
observers to withdraw its request
now in effect that water users
ration their time for watering
Plucky Little Girl Receives Toys;
Undergoes 14 Day Rabies Shots
Little Kim Binkerd, the 2Vi-year
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
Binkerd of O'Neill, is more of a
soldier than most of us would want
She is undergoing a series of 14
rabies shots and is under the care
of a local physician.
She and a housewife in O'Neill,
Mrs. Paul Bourne, are both be
ing treated They were both bit
ten two weeks ago by a cat be
lieved to have had rabies.
The preliminary report from Lin
coln indicated that the cat did not
have the disease. Further checks,
however, were reported necessary
and in the meantime physicians
considered it necessary to admin
ister the shots.
Little Kim's mother says the
doctors are trying to make it as
easy as possible for the little girl.
She said the physicians always
have a toy for Kim when she goes
in for her shot each day.
The final results of the further
check for rabies in Lincoln will
not be made for several days.
9 Outside Communities'
Children Swim Here
Swimming instructors have been
busy this year in O’Neill as 497
children have received instruction.
Of the total. 146 children were
from 9 communities in the O'Neill
The number of children receiv
ing lessons and their I tome towi^s
• v. j - 'bJBfi ft
. . . good soldier
are as follows: Lynch, 5; Ewing,
9: Spencer, 1; Bristow, 9; Emmet,
8; Inman, 17; Page. 27; Orchard.
34; Chambers, 36; and O'Neill, 351.
Advertisers ft id that one of
the best places to promote
their product Is on the classi
fied pages of this newspaper.
The Frontier's page Ls read
carefully and results are fast.
'On a Glad Holiday'
ATKINSON Final arrangements
! have been made for the annual
j t lower show here by the Atkinson
Civic Improvement garden club.
The theme this year will be "On
a Glad Holiday, and will be held
August 8 at the high school auditor
Recreational swimming for 7th
and 8th grade boys will be held
Thursday morning (today l from
10 until 11:30 a m. at the O'Neill
swimming pool, according to Don
Templemeyer, pool manager.
Swimming for the 7th and 8th
grade gil ls will be held at the same
time Friday morning. There will
be races and other water games.
Hay Days Parade
ATKINSON—The Hay Days Pa
rade committee is completing plans
for the children's parade. This
year’s parade will have a Disney
Interested persons may contact
Mrs. Sewell Johnson before August
22, the deadline for registering.
For a complete list of catagories,
see Atkinson News, on the inside
The O'Neill swimming pool will
be closed Thursday night < tonight)
to the public at 6:00. The Cub
Scouts have it reserved for a priy- :
ate party. I
No Change Seen
for O'Neill Mail
Post Office Says
Special to The Frontier
OMAHA—A permanent mail con
tract has been awarded to Mid
west Transport Company of Oma
ha to carry Star Route mail from
Omaha to O'Neill
This will not effect the service
for mail or newspapers here ac
cording to Kenneth Thomas, Post- i
al Sendee Representative and trou- j
ble shooter at the Omaha office
"The bulk of eastern and Omaha
mail leaves here at 9:30 p.m and ■
arrives in O'Neill early the next
morning he said. "Midwest's con
tract, which has been made per
manent, is for the 11:45 p.m. run
Thomas told a Frontier reporter
that the 11:45 run picked up all
the mail in Omaha and points
east that is in the Omaha post
office at the time.
“There is no eastern mail post
marked for O'Neill in the Omaha
office from the hours of 11:45 p.m.
when it leaves here until 4:15 a.
m. when a Rock Island train ar
rives here from Chicago”, he ad
"If you mail a letter between
the hours of 4 and 7 pm. in
Omaha, it arrives in O’Neill early
in the morning.” he said
The trouble shooter said the |
11:45 p.m. run leaving Omaha was
only a "clean-up” and that simply
because the corttract was awarded
permanently, the runs or the si- j
zes of the dispatches from Omaha ;
would not change.
ASC Plans Good
Excellent participation in the
Holt Soil and Water Conservation
District has been reported by Harv
ey Krugman, chairman of the
board of supervisors.
Application for complete farm
and ranch conservation plans were
received from 38 farmers and
ranchers in the county not pre
viously cooperators in the conser
In addition to the preparation of
31 basic plans made and 12 plans
revised by the district, 14 Great
Plains contracts were signed dur
ing the first full year of operation
Here is a brief description of the
accomplishments during the fiscal
year: Contour farming. 250 acres;
deferred grazing 4,343 acres;
range seeding. 2,388 acres; tree
planting, 126 acres; terraces, 6.7
miles; pond construction. 20; wat
erways, 18 acres; land leveling.
O'Neill Midgets Fight, i
Win 2 Straight Games;
Beaten by Creighton
O'Neill’s Midget Legion ball club
went down to defeat in the district
tournament in Madison but not be- j
fore a great fight.
They were defeated 9 to 7 at the |
hands of Creighton Tuesday night |
after winning two successive:
games Sunday and Monday.
The O’Neill team defeated Mad
ison 12 to 11 in eight innings Sun
day and Elgin 7 to 0 Monday eve
Ray Belina hit a grand-slam
homer in the seventh inning to tie j
the score 11-11. In the top of the
eighth, Gary Brewster scored on
a passed ball to score the winning
Joe Ollendick, team manager,
singled out Belina as the all-around
top defensive and offensive player
for O’Neill. Terry Kurtz also play
ed an excellent series of games, ■
Belina had five hits for 11 times
at bat during the tournament and !
Kurtz hit two for three in the El- I
gin game and drove in four runs, i
Gary Brewster hit five times for
13 times at the plate and was also
praised by Ollendick.
To See A. J. Davis
O'Neill and area aviation enthu
siasts will get a big kick out of
the American Legion sponsored air
show Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Spectators at the Municipal air
port will see stunt flying and mis
sile launching at a safe distance.
One of the nation’s best known
stunt pilots, Major Arthur J. Davis
of East Lansing, Mich., will be a
Stuart Banker Says
Farmers 'Getting More'
STUART—J. G. Brewster, presi
dent of the Tri-County Bank, told
a Frontier reporter that Nebraska
banks had served more credit to
farmers and rancher than any
other lender at the beginnig of the
Brewster, who represents the
Nebraska Bankers Association as
Holt county representative, said
19 percent more credit was ex
tended Jan. 1, than at any time in
Brewster said $266 million in
loans were out to farmers and
ranchers at that time.
5 Years and-or $5,000 Possible
If Bartlett Bankers Are Convicted
L Bishop, right, and R. M. Martin, left, will face federal charges of false entries, in con
nection with Uielr operation of the Bartlett State B nk. Both are charged with two counts and will ap
pear before a t'nited Slates Commissioner.
at Page District 2
An Oakdale man has heon ap
pointcd superintendent of the new
ly reorganized Page District 2
Vernon Linnaus, presently dong
graduate work at the University of
Nebraska, will take charge Aug .‘>1
when school begins.
Members of the newly appointed
school Ijoard are Frank Cronk. pre
sident; Merwyn French sr., vice
president, Cordes Walker, secretary
and Mrs. Calvin Harvey, treasurer.
Other members of the l>oard are
Carl Max and Mrs. William Soren
FARM SAFETY WEEK
This is National Farm Safety
week. The President has asked
farmers everywhere to take spec
ial care and to practice safety
measures on the farm and ranch.
Theater Might Close
STUART -The managers of the
Stuart theater announced several
days ago thal they were contem
plating closing the theater.
'The Tender Trap'
First Effort for
A cast has l>een chosen for the
first O'Neill community theater ef
fort in several years as “The Tend
er Trap" is being rehearsed by se
: veral college students home for va
The play is a comedy about ba
chelor life in New York City and
involves the efforts of several wo
men to ensnare an attractive ba
chelor, Charlie Reader, to be
played by Jim Johnson.
Those who will be cast in lead
rolls are Sharlene Shoemaker, Nina
Burvial, Ivan Kaiser and Joan Wil
Other players in the cast are
Kathleen Spitzennerger, Bob San
ders and Gary Beckwith.
The play is being directed and
staged by Jim Johnson, a Kansas
State University student and Shar
lene Shoemaker, a Mount St. Scho
lastica College senior. Plans will be
made soon to present the play to
the public, Johnson said.
Tibbs to Compete Here
Casey Tibbs, a world renouned
professional cowboy has recently
assured the Holt County Fair Board
that he will compete for prize mon
ey and RCA points to bo awarded at
the fair August 19 and 20
Tibbs is again trying for a
World’s Championship and is, at
present, in the lead in RCA Cham
Californian In Jail
Carroll L. Herman, 40, of Tor
rance, Calif., was committed to
county jail in O’Neill for failure
to pay a $100 fine.
He was charged and convicted
of driving while under the influ
ence of alcoholic liquor. His driv
er's license was revoked for 6
Herman is serving out his fine
at $.1 per day.
Reg Pinkerman, repairman of
the municipally owned TV booster
station in O’Neill said a fuse blew
,n one of the units last Sunday.
Several Interesting Indian artifacts were uncovered at a 500-year old Indian village site west of
Lynch during the week. In the left row, top to bottom, Is a |H»rtion of a large earthen jar, an awl and
a needle. Middle row: Three projectile points (atlatle. spear or arrow heads) and a scraper. Right row:
two pieces of pottery. The Frontier Photo and Engraving.
LYNCH—A group of students
from the University of Nebraska
have unearthed the remains of a
400 year old Indian civilization
On the top of a hill a few hun
dred feet west of the city limits,
archeological students began
their careful digging and have
found evidence of several Indian
Tom Witty, a graduate arche
ology and geology student and
the leader of the field party, said
the plains Indians lived on the
hill overlooking Lynch "approx
imately 400 years ago.”
Such artifacts as awls, needles,
broken pieces of pottery, and
projectile points have been un
covered on the floor of the old
The party of nine students ar
rived in Lynch two weeks ago
and will remain for two or three
more days. Witty said several
sites are known and mapped by
the University in the area but
that time and money will not al
low them all to be excavated at
the present time.
The Indians built their dwell
ings in a circular shape—what re
mains of the floor appears in an
Witty uncovered one large
earthen vessel which can be
pieced together and which was
used by the Indians for storing
grain or cooking. The young men
also found a handful! of com un
der the surface of the earth and
in one of the dwelling floors.
Near one of the excavations,
the students found the skull of an
Indian woman and that of a dog.
Several different types of plains
Indians are known by archeol
ogists to have been in the Lynch
area. Witty said he did not wish
to venture an opinion as to the
particular tribe, but said they
lived in the area sometime be
tween the years 1200 and 1500
The artifacts uncovered by the
young students will be taken to
the archeological museum at the
University of Nebraska in Lin
Hearing Set For
Bond Will Be Set
A fine of $5,000 and or n armo*
erm of five years could tacr tw
brrner Bartlett hank oft tw* tt
hey are convicted of fa is* * Mth
charges filed by the U.S Inscran
Thomas A. Skutt, Assistant (SV
district Attorney, said Clifln*# L
dishop, the former preside**, «#
Robert M. Martin, vlce-prr»J#fc#
if the defunct hank, promt**# *
tppear before a U.S. Commisswww
Botii are charged with
false entries on the bank * tmm
Assistant U.S. Attorney l k*n* »
Wallace said two counts were
against each man and tha*
would tie filet! in the neat futwn."
This action will be either *•
grand jury indictment or O'*
own information if the men *•■#»
indictment, Wallace salt
Walter Plugge, a director, u*
Martin were earlier charged fry
the State Banking Department wri*
converting more than frl7IMS# frr
their own use The tleparu*##
said the petition was intends# m
prevent disposal of property <*#
figures in the liquidation pm***#
ings. . ,
Wallace said there is now »
known shortage of $173,000 #w
funds of the 52 year old bans
The charges filed Tuesday #e#
with individual eases of itieart'’
false entries. They claim tha*
—Martin on one occasion p*nrta#
a balance of $106.43 on thi
sheet of G-nirge Vandenberg *#■»
the actua balance should hw
On another occasion he ncnrt
a tialanoe for I/iuis ZwtiMg «#
$253 75 when it should ha* aww
Bishop once showed ■ t*c
personal ledger sheet a >>trtwr*r 0
$15.42 when the accoum <v*> xm
tually overdrawn $307 5k
Another time he showed * "«#»
ance of $119.85 when bo- oiiaa*
was overdrawn by $246 86
at Catholic Church
Funeral services lor <»;>'na4
Francis O'Donnell will t* ctm
ducted Friday at 10 a rn iH
Patrick’s Catholic church wrth'AM
Robert Duffy officiating Mjj1
will be in calvary cemetpri %S9k
itary services will be held at grave
The rosary will be recited 71 tm
day evening (tonight) ;>i f *.i»
at Biglins chapel The remauBB
will lie in state from 3 until 9
Michael Francis O’Donnell v*er
born October 8, 1893 at OVaiS
the son of John P. O’DouneH .tntt
Ellen Brennan O’Donnell. Hi? pa*
ents were Irish immigrants.
Mr. O’Donnell was a member at
the Knights of Columbus tinar
1912. He served in World '**r U
and was with the army 08 nccap*
tion in Germany after the war.
Mr. O’Donnell was a retired site
insurance adjuster. He had m
in failing health for some time and
had been hospitalized for six -'lagtr.
He never married.
Survivors: Sisters Mrs. Edward
.1. Lynam of Omaha, Anna L. O'
Donnell and Mrs Quenten Drawn*
both of O'Neill; brother Edward
of Wichita. Kans.
Rodeo Is Success
A large crowd attended the On
Obermirc Ranch Rodeo Sunda» ix
The matched bronc riding mm
won by Orville Gallino, Vahw:*
Dale Svoboda of BurwelJ »s? up
cond, Don McPeek, Kennebec £ Xx.
The Long Pine team won tb* tap
ing contest. Fred Jones tit 9m
O’Neill team made the best i MgJ»
time on one calf.
Charlotte McVay was first in the
ladies barreil race.
ATKINSON The 7 year oB tarn
of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Orskau*
of O’Neill is in the hospital base
suffering from a spinal disraose
Bobbie was to have been a. Be
second grade this coming vinurt
For complete obituaries
turn to the Inside pages.
MR. HERMAN 1. KtMUg
KR, Atkinson, at Atklmra <Me
morlal hospital, July 21. iTaae
al to be 2 p.m. Friday at Bk
John’s Lutheran church hi JB
ERNEST A. HORTON, » «
Stuart, Wednesday. Funeral ar
MICHAEL FRANCIS OTMB
NELL, 85, of O’Neill, B
Anthony's hospital, jn% B
Funeral will be held Friday, m
a..m., at St. Patrick’s CUkdb
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