The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, August 06, 1959, Image 1
XXX HI IttiK TWelV,P*9M Dedicated THE WEATHER ^HjllU In This IsSUR tO J.^JA Sat., Aug 1 —81 61 -U "VOICE OF THE FRONTIER" % CoiTHYlUflity Sun., Aug. 2 __96 67 .65 9 30 to 9:45 A. M Service Mon,, Aug. 3 ._.. 90 65 MON. • WED. SAT. Tues.. Aug. 4 _ 93 64 T Wrt. auk s 88 n .01 ■ "The Voice of the Beef Empire Volume 79-Number 15 O'Neill, Holt County, Nebraska, Thursday, August 6, 1959-S*”n_ *nt1.. Defense Attorney Says He Will Ask For Venue Change BI'TTB—William Brennan, court appointed defense attorney for .Mrs. Sadie Dickerson and her 47-year old son, N’yal Franch, both accused of first degree murder, told a Frontier reporter he would ask for a change of venue in the case of Mrs. Dickerson. The pair were charged after the death of Frank Yanderlinde, 21, the half brother of accused Franch and the son of Mrs. Dick erson. At this same time Tuesday, two U. S. District Judges, D. R. Mount* and Lyle Jackson set a trial date for Sept. 14 in Butte. A change of venue is a defense 1 plea, the decision upon which is made by the judge hearing the case, which charges that the per son accused cannot get a fair trial in the community where the trial is to take place. Brennan told a Frontier reporter that he felt that adverse and un favorable publicity was given in the case of Mrs. Dickerson during preliminary proceedings but did not mention the name of the news agency or agencies. If a change of venue plea is made by Brennan and if it is suc cessful. it will be up to the trial judge to determine the new loca tion The defense is allowed to make suggestions. Boyd county judge J. P. Clas sen said the first drawing of jurors for September has been made but that a final drawing will not bo made for several days. Judge Classen, who no longer has jurisdiction in the case, said either Judge Mounts or Judge Jackson could hear the case. The information of murder was filed by Boyd county attorney William Wills following an autopsy and inquest. The prosecution maintains that Vanderlinde died as a result of a brace and hit wound in the head on June 21 administered by Mrs. Dickerson and Nyal Franch, her other son. Boyd county authorities have re ported that Mrs. Dickerson has been sent to Lincoln and that Franch is still being hold in (lie county jail at Butte. DEATHS For complete obituaries turn to the inside pages. SISTER M. FIDES (PAI I.E), BA, ot O’Neill, at Creighton Uni versity Omaha, August l. Fun eral held Wednesday at St Pat rick’s in O’Neill. SAM FEE IRE TOOO. 73, of Neligh. at his home, August 1. Funeral held Wednesday, 2 p.m. at the Methodist clnireh in Ne ligh. ((FORCE CONNIE FFNK, 82, Atkinson, at Atkinson Mem orial hospital, duly 30. Funeral services were held August 1 at the Methodist church in Atkin son. (TIARI.ES F. PRIOR. 82. of Atkinson, at Atkinson Memorial hospital. August I. Funeral was held Monday at St. John's Eu thcran church in Atkinson. Sale Dates Claiired SATURDAY, Aug. 8: Real estate. 1:00 p.m.; Dora Rosno, just north of Ewing Creamery. FRIDAY. Aug. 14; real esta’e and personal property; 2 p.m. lo cated 4 mile south of Page Park; Mr and Mrs. Harvey and Mabel Cullen. August 19 Mr. and Mrs. Don Frilz, 20 miles northeast of O' Neill. Farm, personal pro|>orty and livestock. YYu.eh for ad and sale bills. Col. Ed Thorin. auctioneer and real estate broker. I O'Neill Lucky on Paving Contract; Below Estimate The O’Neill city council, after a four-hour long meeting Tuesday voted to accept the paving bid of the Missouri Valley Construction Co. of Grand Island. And according to disinterested speculators men who did not bid but were there to see what other bidders were doing in this area— O’Neill came out much better than was expected. One speculator told a Frontier reporter that “O’Neill has had a very fortunate night tonight.” lie said the bids were far be low what the council normally had a right to expect. Six companies turned in sealed bids and at least two of the bids, including the winner and Booth and Olsen, were substantially be low the engineer's estimate. The Missouri Valley company received the go-ahead after they turned in their bid of $164,007. This is $39,414 below the $203,492 estimate of the engineers. The council was assured by rompany representatives that they ‘wish to get to work on the 11 districts just as soon as possible,” and that it would he a matter of hours before their first crews iegin work. I tooth and Olsen represent® lives, although not receiving the I MU , Mini* U ill $171,SIM, also well below the en gtneer’s estimated. Several ob servers at the scene believed Booth and Olsen would be the winners and were surprised at the winning hid. The winning company’s repre sentative said the work should be completed before the first frost. He told a councilman that it would be too expensive for the company to begin work this fall, to inter rupt it and then begin again next spring David Nekolite To Face Charges In Justice Court A bond of $300 was posted to release David Nekolite, 25. of O'Neill from county jail after he was charged with two traffic counts and assault and battery during the week. Holt county sheriff l.<eo Tomjack -aid Nekolite will face Justice of the Peace Ralph Walker at 10 a m. Friday in police court. The two traffic charges are driving under a suspended driver s license and reckless driving. Coun ty Attorney William Griffin said. The sheritl said arresting offic er Orville Miller “fired two shots in Nekolite’s general direction” upon apprehension New Secretary for Chamber of Commerce Howard Manson, clerk of the district court, has been appointed by the Chamber of Commerce to take over the secretary position elective August 15. He replaces Morgan Ward, an O'Neill tax consultant. These top selling blaeks bought Tuesday by Morgan Rasmusftbn. veteran cattle feeder, averaged 551 |>ounds and sold for $3*. If Atkinson Auction Is Forecast, Cattle Prices Look Good for Fall The first large run of fall calves at the Atkinson Livestock Market appears to give an indication of a good area-wide market this fall Over 1,000 head of cattle were sold in a few minutes at the first special fall sale Tuesday. The top selling calves, averag ing 551 pounds '.see picture) sold for $38 per cwt., to Morgan Ras mussen, a veteran cattle feeder. They were consigned hv Circle E. Ranch of Atkinson, William Froe lich of O’Neill, owner. The heifer mates brought $33 per cwt. Observers who lined the fenced yards in Atkinson said there was a very active interest among buyers and that they felt this wts a good sign for the suppliers of all markets in tlie area. The O'Neill Livestock Market is also reporting increased ac tivity. For the first time in sev eral weens, well over 300 cattle were being prepared fur sale Wed nesday. Cattle buyers in the area in generaf report excellent prospects for the seller this year. ( ®p,x>raii |,,p— — ■ »ii _ H-Z!2i**wso Ye.. *' ^--*5 4n</ Deborah's ^0rners,one S Pl0"eer Heri,age When little 8-day old Deborah Theresa McGinn, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry McGinn of O'Neill goes to church for the first time Sunday, part of the church will have already been 50 years old. For just 50 years ago the cornerstone at St. Patrick's Catholic church was laid. And although Deborah, who is to be baptized Sun day, doesn’t know it, her great-great grandfather, James Ryan attended the first divine services held in £olt county.* Since that time, three Catholic churches have been constructed—the latest in 1909. While settlers attended their first services in dugouts and soddys, it only took them three years to build their first real church. In 1877 the parishioners constructed an 18 by 86 foot frame structure at a cost of $1,200 and according to early editors and pastors, this wras expensive. The nearest railroad was 125 miles distant and material was brought here by oxen. For seven years the band of Irish settlers went to a church with no pews and no bell. In 1884 the second church was constructed—see picture on the inside pages. This time the church was heated and pews were added and a few years later a bell-tower was constructed. Cost of the then new by 100 foot structure was $5,000. The present structure was built in 1909, is 50 by 186 feet and was built in line with a traditional Roman architectural design at a cost of approxi mately $45,000. These, then, were the churches that Deborah’s falhcr, grandfather, great-grandfather and great great-grandfather attended in O'Neill. And just who were they? James arrived here with the first Irish settlers, the great-great-grandfather May 12, 1874. His son, Jim, who died just a few years ago, was the great grandfather. Most of us know Neil, Deborah’s grand father, and her father, Jerry McGinn. ■'Editor’s note—Historical records made by an early pastor but several years after the parish was lounded tell of a mass held at the home of Jcfcn O’Connighan in the summer of 1875. It was des cribed as being the first mass held in the parish. Earliest Frontier editors reported a mass held a year earlier in 1874 in Holt county at the home of Thomas Cain, several miles from O’Neill. Both were reported to have been celebrated by a Father Bed ard (first name not recordedt. Deborah’s great-great grandfather and grandmother (Mr. and Mrs. James Ryan) were reported by the early editors to have attended the 1874 mass, the same year the first of the Irish settlers arrived in O'Neill If anyone has more specific information on either of these two dates, The Frontier editor would appreciate hearing from you and seeing documents, letters, or whatever early historical material you have on the very first residents of O'Neill. All three sister-nuns graduated from St. Mary’s Academy before entering the Order of Saint Francis. From left, they are Sister M. Spes of Alliance, Sister M. Caritas, who died in 19.'>7 and Sister M. Fides, whose funeral was held Wednesday morning. ■ .. ■ . ■ ' i— ■ ■ — I I ciirnnd k.. I * 1 'Not Rabid' Reported By Lincoln Veterinarians LINCOLN State health depart ment officials here are nearly certain today (Thursday) that the cat which bit Mrs. Paul Bourne j and little 3-year-old Kim Binkerd did not have rabies. Dr. Carl Olsen, a public health veterinarian said the mice in jected with serum prepared from the brain of the cat were still alive and quite healthy. Dr. Olsen said they would keep the mice penned for one more night fa total of 21 days and nights) and if they showed no signs of sickness, a report would be made to the local physicians In the meantime, both Mrs. Bourne and the Binkerd girl had | received most of their rabies shots. 0 Sister M. Fides Dies in Omaha On Wednesday The funeral of Sister M. Fides, 65, a well known nun and teacher at St. Mary’s Academy was held at 9 a m. Wednesday at St. Pat rick’s church. She died Saturday at Omaha whi!e attending refresher courses in mathema’ics and philosophy at Creighton University. She was one of three sisters in a family who became nuns. One sister preceded her in death Sister M. Caritas in 1957. An other, Sister M. Spes is as St- Agnes Academy In Alliance. Sister M. Fides came to O’Neill to teach for the first time ir 1938, remained to 1951 when she was assigned to Alliance, ther was re-assigned to St. Mary’s Academy in 1956 where she taughl un’il her death. Sister Fides was a mathematics and science teacher and was the sophomore home room teacher and sponsor in O’Neill and Alli ance. She professed the order ol Saint Francis in 1914. • A solemn high, requiem mass was said Wednesday morning and was celebrated by Sister Fides’ brother, the Rev. Joseph Pauli of San Antonio, Tex. In addition to Sister Spes and the Rev. Pauli, Sister Fides is survived by brothers. Vincent anc Leo Pauli, both of Knox, Ind. 3,600 Holt Students To Enliven Schools Space Problems, Enrollment Up In Holt Schools Well over 3,600 students in Holt county are expected to be enrolled in rural, city and parochial schools | during the next three weeks. ! Most superintendents expect small increases and some have i reported seating problems. High on that list is Stuart’s St. Boniface, a grade school with an expected maximum attendance of 107. Father Pachang, pastor, said the problem was critical and that 135 students last year regist ered. Both O’Neill high schools have reported less serious seating prob lems although an extra high school room has been added in the O’ Neill public school and the seventh and eighth grades have now been split up at St. Mary’s Academy. Mother Agnesine, superintendent of St Mary’s and Miss Alice French, Holt county superintend ent, said enrollment for the com ing year would be about the same as last year. St. Joseph's of Atkinson reports an expected substantial increase in both the grade and the high school. The school had a total at tendance of 183 students during tiie 1958-59 school year. They re- j ported no seating problems. Miss French said it was too soon to tel! whether there would he an overall enrollment increase in public schools but that it was quite possible. Here are the enrollment figures for last year With the exceptions already mentioned, approximately the same number \vilj begin school | this fall: School Enrollment Holt county high schools 697 Holt county secondary 1.023 Holt county rural schools 1,159 SMA high school 150 SMA grade school 300 St. Joseph’s high school 61 St. Josephs grade school 122 St. Boniface grade school 107 Total_3,619 Nelson Says 'No' Promoting Area For Outsiders Senator Frank Nelson nailed up ' lis own no hunting sign on a sug- , Cestion that the Chamber of Com- ‘ nerce take part in a promotion >f Holt county as a resort area or outside hunters and fisher- j nen. The senator spoke to the Cham- ' jor Monday when a form letter 1 rom State Game Director Melvin Steen suggested that Chambers >f Commerce in Nebraska review their own area's possibilities to ^ provide the outside hunter and fishermen with information. “I don’t think the Idea is a wise one,” he said alter the Chamber reviewed the letter which suggested that they pro vide the Came Commission with a report on game In the area. “After all, we have to look to our own hunters and fishermen first and my experience based on a look at my own home country around Amelia shows me that there isn’t enough for outsiders,’’ he said. “I believe this is true throughout the area.” The senator said he believed the outside hunter would lie disap pointed with the lack of game in the area. "We wouldn't be pro moting ourselves at nil under those circumstances” he added. 1 The Cham tier then voted to write Director Steen a letter turn ing down the suggestion hy the Slate Game Department. In other Chamber action, committees were formed for the coming year und a decision was made to publish the financial statement of the organisation. Chairmen and their committees are, highway, Carl Goldapp; tele vision, Joe Contois; civic im provement, Joe McCarville; air port, Dewey Schaffer; stockor feeder, Harry Ressel; good rela tions, Ren Grady; retail trade, Melvin Ruzicka; membership, Dale Wilson; new industry, Ray Eby; irrigation, James Rooney: auditing, John Watson; Christmas decorations, Tom Cronin and ad vertising, Harry Peterson. Dates Are Set For Registration Next 3 Weeks While many Holt county sta lents will begin school Sept % •egistration for some will begin is early as August 25 and as late is September 2 for others. Registration for liotli high an# ;rade school students at the 5'Neill public schools will hr tept 2 at 9 a.m Classes will tee ;:n the following day at 9 a.m. Registration for St. Mary"* V.ulemy has been spread over our days. Seniors and freshmen fay stud on s will register Angus* !6; junior day students, August 71. sophomore day students, Angus* 18 and borders, August 31. Tl» imos from 9 to 11 am., 2:35 te 1 p.m. and from 5 to 6 p.m. wiB no open for registration during aB four days. Registration for all SMA grade students will be August 27 at • ii.m. Classes will begin for holla high school and grade school Sept. 1. Registration for both St. Jo sophs and Atkinson high and grade schools will he from 8 a.m. to noon August 31. Classes will begin Sept. 1 for all schools both grade and high in Atkinson. Registration for students ex pecting to attend Chambers high school will be August 25 from * a.m to 4 p m. Grade school stu dents will regis or August 3L. Casses for both the high and the grade school will begin August It Registration for Stuart high and grade school students will he Aur ps, 31. Seniors will begin at S am., sophomores, 9:45 a.m., jun iors at 10:30 a m. and freshmen at 11:15 a.m. Classes will begin for both the grade and high school the follow ing day, Sept 1. Watch your coming edition* at The Frontier lor the times at rc'"s ration and school opening dates for Inman, Page, Emmet and Ewing. Definite arrangement* have nol been made as yeJ v» these schools. MRS. BERNARD PRESS ... St. Catherine’s MAltY JOAN IIONIJN ... St. Klizabotli'N MARGE Mo ELY A IN ... St. EUzabeth'a 3 O'Neill Girls Get Diplomas On Thursday Three former O’Neill girls and graduates of St. Mary’s Academy were graduated from nursing schools today (Thursday). Diplomas from St. Elizabeth’s School of Nursing in Lincoln were presented to Mary Joan Donlin, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs James A. Donlin of O'Neill and Marge McElvain, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph McElvain. Mrs. Bernard Pruss, the daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. George Mc Carthy of O’Neill, received her diploma from St. Catherine’s School of Nursing in Omaha. Mrs. Pruss is the former Bar bara Jeanne McCarthy. At St. Catherine’s she was treasurer of the senior class and queen of the | annual spring prom. All three girls expect to re main at their respective schools and hospitals after graduation. Marge McElvain and Mary Joan Donlin received their diplomas from the Most Rev. James Casey, Bishop of the Lincoln diocese. Mrs. Pruss received her di ploma from the Most Rev. Gerald T Bergan, Archbishop of Omaha. METHODIST fxtNFEKKNCE The Annual Wesleyan Methodist Conference will begin Tuesday with services each evening through Saturday. Site of the annual meet ing is near Atkinson. Legion Holds Meeting American Legion post No. 93 will hold a meeting Tuesday, Aug ust 11 at 8:30 p m. at the Legion | Hall in O'Neill. Chamber's Artistic Coach Wayne (jesiriecb, industrial arts teacher at Chambers high school displays a coffee table he made in a woodworking class this summer at Wayne State. An unusual feature of the table is an inlaid ceramic tile top with dozens of tiles laid in by hand and mortared, (iesiriech, who is studying for a master’s degree, worked about 40 hours oa the table, which Dr. Jay Ijogue, instructor, rated as an excellent example of craftsmanship. Oeslriech Is a native of Bassett. Ills brother, Harley, will be a senior at Wayne State this fall.