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Volume 79—Number 27 O'Neill, Holt County, Nebraska, Thursday, October 29, 1959 Seven Cents
Bristow Lion's Club loners ffater
Bostrom for 55 Years Sirme
It was Elmer Bostrom night at
Bristow last Friday and what a
night it was.
Mon* than 200 ol Elmer's friends
and relatives turned (Hit for the j
dinner sponsored by the Bristow ;
His son. Lawrence and Law
rence's wife. Helen, of Birlingame,
Calif., were on hand for the fes
tivities as well as Elmer’s daugh
ter, Gloria, who works in Lincoln.
And the reason Elmer Bostrom
celebrated both 55 years in busi
ness in Bristow and his 80th birth
Elmer, a jeweler, musician and
sportsman, was bom October 25,
1879. His mother died when he was
only 14 and Elmer took over the
coAking chores at the Bostrom
household, then located in Saund
He came to Bristow on New
Year’s day, 1905. As he was al
ways handy with machinery —
he built his own bicycle when he
was quite young — Elmer first
went into the implement business.
He had his own steam engine at
the time and used it around the
county on many jobs. His imple
ment business at the time con
sisted mainly of setting up wind
mills and installing lightning rods.
To relieve the tension of such
haz/ardous work, Elmer opened a
jewelry store in Bristow. This did
not interfere with his implement
business, however, and when the
automobiles were being introduced
in the country, he added the Stude
baker automobile line to his other
In 1911, Elmer sola more Stude-!
balder cars than anyone else In the j j
area and won a free trip to Mich-1
igan to view the plant. | (
With the addition of phonographs i
and records to his business, El- j ,
mer became the first in the area |
to service and sell the music ma- |
This howe'er, was right in line
with another of his hobbies. He
played the flute and piccalo for (
23 consecutive years with Bristow
Elmer married Dena Bowman j
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hull, Nio- I
brara, will celebrate their 60th
wedding anniversary Sunday at the
Lynch Ballroom. A program is i
scheduled and dinner for the fam
ily and invited guests will lie held.
Open House festivities will be
observed from 2 until 5 pm.
Both Mr. and Mrs Hull came to
Holt county from Boone county,
la., when they were children. Mrs.
Hull is the former Mary Osier.
They were married at Scottville
November 2, 1899 and became
the parents of five sons and one i
daughter. They are Claude of j
Pierce, Glen and Guy of Lynch,
Doyle of Marshland and Harold
of Harlan. Ia. Mrs. Wayne Boel
ter of Verdigre is the daughter.
Mr. Hull’s aged mother, Mrs.
Sarah Hull, O’Neill, who recently
celebrated her 104th birthday, |
plans to attend the wedding anni
versary activities. 1
KI.MKK BOSTHOM . . . 55 years service
n 1908 anti his son Lawrence, was
jorn to this marriage. Dona died
n 1925 end in 1927 Elmer married
nos Londberg. Gloria was horn
o this marriage.
Mr. Bosti-om is also an avid
sportsman. He spent one fall in
lis early life hunting prairie chic
cens and earned $100 selling them
o the Paxton firm in Omaha.
Elmer can recall tlie blizzard of
888 and c#n tell of the great Bris
But the jewelry business has
:een his chief occupation. During
lis lifetime, Elmer, has taken
The Hulls began married life
>n a farm Ms mile north of Mid
way. Their children were horn here
ind some of them had homes of
heir own when the Hulls moved
o Knoxville. There they farmed
ind operated the country store,
['hoy later moved back to Holt
•ounty and in 1943 they bought
heir farm at Niobrara.
Sixth SMA Win
- St. Mary’s Academy trounced At
dnson 42 to 12 Tuesday night to
idd numlier 6 to their win column
Although Atkinson scored first
>n a 16 yard pass to cap a 40 yard
Irive after recovering an SMA
umble, the remainder of the game
vas dominated by the St. Mary's
The first St. Mary’s touchdown
vas the result of a 58 yard run
jy Jim Shoemaker. Gale Stevens
vent over for the next one, follow
l].24a watches apart and put
them ail ha k together. That does
not include the great number of
watches Elmer has had in his
• tore for m r.or repairs like re
placing crystals, watchbands and
Elmer passed some of his musi
cal talent on to his son, Lawrence.
Lawrence has played with the
Lawrence Wellj; orchestra and now
has his own jewelry store in Bur
Elmer has had a very full life
and the Hristow Lions Club took
great pleasure in honoring such a
ing 58 yards gained in five plays.
Jim Spitzenberger went the last
24 yards of a 64 yard drive to
score again, and with three con
versions good, the halftime score
Bill Hynes received the second
half kick and three plays later
smashed 24 yards up the middle
for the touchdown with Spitzen
berger adding the extra point.
Shoemaker picked up his second
ID with another long run of 51
yards with Stevens kicking to
make it 35-6. Atkinson scored
once more on a 30 yard run to
complete the third quarter.
Hynes finished out the Academy
scoring early in the final period
wnen he went 80 yards. Shoemaker
added the point to make it a final
score 42 to 12.
St. Mary’s showed strong on of
fensse with long sweeps by Stev
ens. Shoemaker and Hynes, while
Atkinson relied on a passing game,
hitting four of their first six passes.
The Cardinals then held them to
only four more completions of the
next 20 attempts.
St. Mary’s suffered a possible
severe loss as Ronnie Holly was
injured when hit from behind.
H. B. Burch's Married 57 Years
Yesterday was the 57th wedding
anniversary of Mr, and Mrs. H. |
B. Burch, longtime residents of:
O'Neill — and to celebrate Mr. j
Hurch went motorcycle riding!
The couple, married 57 years
ago in Central City, are In good
health, although Mrs. Burch was
ill during part of the summer.
Befoi-e coming to O’Neill Mr.
Burch lived in Lynch where he
was a collector and also taught in
the Page and Chambers schools.
He spent 36 years as a rural
mail route carrier in Chambers
and O'Neill, 21 of those years out
Mrs. Burch was bom and raised
in Merrick county and Mr. Burch
was tx>rn in Stuartsville, Mo. The
couple had one son, Howard, who
died at the age of 34 in 1939.
Lynch Farmer Dies;
Funeral services for Robert
Larson. 68. were held at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 28 from the Sev
enth Day Adventist church in
Lynch with Rev. Vernon Chase of
ficiating. Burial was in Alford
cemetery at Monowi under the di
rection of Jones funeral home. Mr.
Larson died Sunday at Lynch.
Robert Larson was bom Novem
ber 23. 1890 at Howells. He has,
been a farmer in the Lynch vicin-1
ity for many years. He retired i
about seven years ago and moved
into Lynch w-here he has since re
sided. He was preceded in death
by his wife, Mona.
Survivors are: Daughter- Mrs.
Marion Thostrud of Seattle, Wash.:
son—George; 4 grandchildren; 2
sisters — Mrs. J. W. Thomas of
Hot Springs. S. D. and Mrs. John
Levi of Monowi.
Pallbearers were Bill Stauffer.
Fred Spencer, Lloyd Spencer, CL]
W. Christensen, Ed Johns and Ed,
Heiser. * ' • Iv” I
Mr. H. B. Burch waves to his wife as he rides on on a motor
cycle for a little exercise. The couple celebrated their 57th wedding
anniversary yesterday. Mr. Burch was a rural mail route carrier
out of O’STelll Iter 21 years.—The Frontier photo and engraving
Com Picking Bee Is
Scheduled To Help
Leon Beckwith, Emmet
Monday has been set for a corn i
picking bee to help Leon Beckwith i
of Emmet, according to Joe
Noelie, who is lining up crews to I
help with the work.
Beckwith has been hospitalized
at the Atkinson Memorial hos
pital and has been unable to do
any of the farm work.
Tractors, wagons and corn1
pickers are needed. Dinner will!
lie served at noon at the Methodist i
; church in Emmet.
Funeral services were conducted
yesterday for Miss Kathryn Kin
naley at 9 a.m. at St. Patrick's j
! Catholic Church with Msgr Tim- j
othy O’Sullivan officiating. Burial
was in St. Mary’s cemetery.
Miss Kinnaley died Monday at
the age of 85 in St. Anthony's hos
pital. Rosary was held Tuesday
evening in Biglin's Chapel.
Pallbearers were Horace Put I
nam, Francis Putnam, John Lan
gan, Joe Keller, William Lamp
man and Earl Reiser.
Catherine Kinnaley was born
j January 20, 1874, at. Shullsburg,
| Wise, the daughter of John and
Mary Ellen Kinnaley. She came
o O'Neill from Spencer and work
ed as a housekeeper here.
Survivors include two sisters,
Ella Nelson, O’Neill, and Bessie
Kinnaley, O’Neill; two brothers,
Robert, O'Neill, and Ben, Port
land, Ore. Five brothers and sis
ters preceded her in death.
Valentine Eleven Halts
O'Neill Eagles To Take
Valentine stopped the O’Neill
Eagles cold last night and went
on to take the North-Central con
erence championship, 14-0.
With Kilcoin out of the line-up
due to an injury received in the
Ainsworth game, the Eagles were
unable to move the ball and
threatened only once during the
Valentine scored on a quarter
back sneak that resulted in a 30
yard dash to the goal and added
another with 2 minutes left in the
hird quarter on a 12 yard pass.
The Neligh reserves play the
Eagle reserves Monday night here
and O’Neill high will observe
homecoming next Friday night.
For Mrs. Leach
Funeral services were conducted
ruesday at 2 p.m. for Mrs. Ida M.
[.each, a longtime O'Neill resident,
it the First Methodist church with
Rev. Glenn Kennieott officiating.
Burial was in Prospect HilJ cem
etery. Pallbearers were George
Weingartner, Matt Beha. William
Babutzke, Harold Lindberg, and
Mrs. Leach passed away Oct. 24,
at the age of 75, in St. Joseph's
hospital, Osmond, where she had
been a patient since August 31.
Ida Mae Manzer was the eldest
Jaughter of C. E. and Martha
Manzer. She was born in Pierce
county, June 30, 1884. She attend
ed Nebraska Normal College in
Wayne and taught school for sev
eral years before her marriage.
She was married to Edward M.
Leach at Pierce September 27,
1905. Ho preceded her in death
May 5, 1959.
Mr. and Mrs. Leach moved to
Holt county in 1914 and lived at
MRS, IDA LEACH
tlieir 156 acre farm home, three
miles southeast of O'Neill for 42
Mrs. Leach was a member of
the Methodist church and a mem
ber of Eden Rebekah Lodge for
Preceding her in death besides
her husband were three brothers
Survivors are a daughter, Mar
garet Weingartner, Hanston, Tex.,
and three grandchildren, Gary,
Ann and Carol; three sisters, Mrs.
Peter Lackas, Magnet, Mrs. Er
nest Samuels, Wayne, and Mrs.
Wendell Potters, Keystone, la.;
and two brothers, Chris Manzer,
Pierce, and Roy Manzer, Vale,
Marjorie Minings, Atkinson, reports on county Government at the annual Government Day spon
sored by the American Legion. The high school juniors elected county officers for the day. Stanley
Hoffman, Ewing was the guest speaker at the government day.—The Frontier photo and engraving
By Students Monday
An estimated 175 Holt County
high school juniors attended the
11th annual Cornhusker boys and
girls county government day Mon
day in O'Neill.
Highlights of the day included
a speech by Stanley Hoffman,
Ewing, a Court House tour, round
table discussion led by R. C. Pat
terson, past adjutant state depart
ment American Legion, and a film
on a jury trial.
The students fulfilled their duties
as elected officers to represent
their high school classes in other
activities. Lunch was served to
them by members of the Legion
H. P. Stoltenberg
Pays $1,225 For Top
Van Horn Bull Tuesday
H. P. Stoltenberg paid $1,225 for
the top bull, VH Zato L 1st, at the
fifth annual Van Horn registered
hereford sale Tuesday at their
Five of the Van Horn bulls
brought better than $1,000 and the
average price paid for the top ten
bulls was S930.
Stoltenberg is from Burton and
also purchased another of the Van
Horn bulls. VH Zato Aster 26th.
A good crowd was on hand for
the sale and bidding was brisk.
TEACHERS MEETING HELD
Teachers in the O'Neill public
school will meet today and tomor
row. There is no school for the
public school pupils during the
The possibility of reorganizing
the school districts in the Ewing
area was discussed last Tuesday
at a meeting of the Ewing School
district 29 school board.
A large crowd attended the
meeting, including many rural
district school board members.
Statistics show, said Charles
Rotherham, Ewing school board
secretary, that the number of pu
pils in the Ewing grade and high
schools is decreasing yearly and
the same thing is true in the rural
It was noted that Ewing’s school
building could hold a sizable num
ber of additional pupils without
crowding and that the cost of edu
cating a grade pupil in town,
$201.99 a year, is less than what
some rural districts are spending.
A big problem would be trans
portation in such a reorganiza
tion, and this was discussed at
length. If interest is sufficient, an
other meeting will be scheduled in
the future for further discussion
Bureau of Reclamation
Men Here for Meeting
O’Neill Chamber of Commerce
members are urgently urged to
attend Monday night’s Chamber
of Commerce meeting.
Bureau of Reclamation men Gor
don Wendler, R. E. Johnson and
J. M. Barrett of Ainsworth wall
speak to the group on the propos
ed irrigation project for O’Neill
One Hurt In Crash
An automobile accident involv
ing Willard B. Walton, Madison,
Nebr. and Alfred W. Carrpll, O'
Neill, occurred Sunday, Oct). 25 on
North 8th street. Kevin Shelhamer,
a passenger in the Carroll vehicle
was taken to St. Anthony’s hospi
al where some stitches were
taken. He was later released.
Albert Stoffer is Shot;
Accident is Area's First
2,434 'Blacks' on
Sale At Annual
Black Friday Sale
Buyers from Illinois, Iowt%
South Dakota, Miohigan and Ne
braska were on hand at Atkinson
Friday as 2,434 "blacks" went on
the auction block in the annual
Black Friday sale.
Revell and Davis sold yearling
heifers for $28.SO. G. C. Funk and
Sons received $29.10 for 476 pound
heifers. Blaine Garwood sold a 325
pound club calf for 61 cents a
pound and another 490 pounder at
Some representative sales in
the yearling steer division are:
Clarence Gilg, package of 590
pound steers at $31.50. Albert
Widtfeldt, 549 pound steers at $29.
In the steer calf division: G. C.
Funk and Sons, 366 pound calves
at $37. Louis Vitt, 376 pound
calves at $36.75. Lou Seibert re
TO JOIN HUSBAND
Mrs. Dean C. Lidberg, formerly
Catherine Christon of the Page
and Ewing communities, will de
part from New York on the S. S.
j Rotterdam to join her husband
; who is stationed in Betberg, Ger
SUB-DISTRICT RALLY HELD
Methodist youth in the area are
invited to a sul>-district youth
rally of the Atkinson Methodist
church to be held Sunday at 2
p.m. in Atkinson.*
BAND MEETING SET
A general band meeting will lie
held Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the
band room of the O'Neill public
school. Election of officers and
appointment of new board mem
bers is set for this first general
: meeting of the season.
MRS. AUGUST PAUL
LYNCH Funeral services for
Mrs. August Pahl, 71, were held
Sunday at the Trinity Lutheran
church at Bristow, Rev. Benard
Nelson officiated and burial was
in the Bristow cemetery.
Aioen oiouer, oo-ytw'-viu w m iu
farmer, is still in grave danger in i
the Veteran’s hospital in Omaha
following the area's first hunting i
accident of the year.
Stoffer's gun discharged Sunday
I wming hitting his left hand anil j
the right side of his head. He was \
taken to the hospital at Lynch and .
was transferred to the Omaha
hospital Monday morning.
Stoffer was hunting with Roliert
Engler, Ixmn Sargent and Bob
Scott. They had spotted some
quail and till four men got out of,
Stoffer got out of the car on the
opposite side than the other three
men. Scott fired at one of the
quail and then the three men
heard another report from the
other side of the car. They went
around the car to see what Stof
fer had fired at and found him
lying on the ground.
The double barrel shotgun lay
approximately 4 feet from Stoffer.
The time of the accident was about
He was at the 1-ynch hospital
by 8:15 and was given treatment
for shock and his wounds were
Bob Scott and Leon Sargent
stayed with Stoffer and kept him
quiet while Engler went for help
Scott kept ttie man down when he
wanted to get up and go to the
hospital i nd Sargent built a tire
when Stoner complained of being
The charge tore into his left
thumb and forefinger and travel
ed on into the right side of his
head. It entered his cheek, went
upward until it hit hard bone and
then a good share of the charge
came back out of Stoffer’s head.
According to doctors in Omaha
there is still a large amount of shot
in the right side of his head. If
no shot reached the brain the
doctor’s feel that there is a good
chance to save the man’s life.
Stoffer lost the right eye com
pletely, but reports Wednesday
night indicated that he could see
light with his left eye. It was
feared that he had also lost the
left eye in the mishap.
Stoffer is a World War II vet
eran. Ho is married and he and
his wife, Myra, have six children.
They are Jimmie, 13, Winnie, 11,
Claudette, 10, Frances, 9, Hazel
Belle, 3 and Richard, 2. Jimmie
suffered a broken leg some time
ago and is still in a cast from the 1
Stoffer received three pints ♦if
blood at the Lynch hospital. O’
Neill men who stayed with the
man during the long ordeal were
Lyle Lower and Gil Poese, from
6 p.m. until midnight Sunday and
Kenny Wrede and Bob Pappen
heimer from midnight until morn
Lyle Lower, Bob Pappenheimer,
Ernie Kloppenberg and Kenny
Wrede accompanied Stoffer to
Omaha Monday morning.
A fund originated by radio sta
tion KBRX, was started for the
Stoffer family Monday morning.
At press time the fund had grown
to $993.25. The Frontier, along with
other news media in O’Neill, has
joined with KBRX and will accept
cash donations to help the Stoffer
family. Just mail the money to
Stoffer Fund, The Frontier, O’
Neill, Nebr. The money will be
turned over to fund chairman Gil
Poese and given to the Stoffers.
Carnival Is Success;
P-TA Meets Monday
The P-TA Carnival held Satur
day night was a "wonderful suc
cess”, according to Mrx Dim
Younie, publicity chairman, and
✓ill probably l)e held again next
The proceeds have not yet been
determined and it has net been
decided what they will go fur. This
will l>e discussed at th* P-TA
meeting Monday evening
The meeting Monday will he at
8 p.m. and the guest speaker will
be R C Patterson, Stuan. a past
state adjutant of the American
Announce Winners Of
The winners have l>een antioune
<1 of the needlework conn xr held
by Ia?e Store during the month of
October. Seventeen pri/< s were
awarded. The judging war (tone
on the basis of workmanship,
beauty of design and general ap
Judges were Mrs. Harold Seger,
Mrs. Mentor Davis and Mrs. Wil
The winners are as follows; For
the best tablecloth, Mrs. iVmi G.
I Hutton, first prize, Mrs. Ilerbert
| Kaiser, second and Mrs. Kart Mil
For bedspreads: Mrs. Alva Mar
online firct JlPi 70 find Mrs. John
In the division of doilies, cen
terpieces, chair sets, and put hold
ers, winners were Mrs Arthur
Ziska, first prize for a doily, Mrs.
Ed C. Smith, second for a center
piece, and Gladys Smith, third tor
ka doily. ___
Six more prizes were .1 warded
for the next t«-st pieces; Mrs. Hat
tie Kindland, for u doily, Mrs Earl
Miller for gloves, Mrs. Kd Dura
port, for a doily, IJIlian Hibbs.
for a davenport set, Mrs Arthur
Ziska, for a doily ami Minnie
Cot hie for a scarf.
In the yarn and knitting divi
sion: Mrs. Bryon Greiner, first
prize for a sweater, Mrs. Frank
Smith, second prize for a sweater
and Mrs. George Colkinson for an
SATURDAY, Oct. 31—D. J. Mur
phy furniture sale of complete
household giKxls. Izicated at the
corner of 9th and Douglas. CoJ.
Wally O’Connell, auctioneer.
MONDAY, Nov. 2 — Ij.estock
and machinery farm sale of Ro
bert and Emma KiokaugBer.
Verne Reynoldson, auctioneer and
Virgil I^iursen, broker. See next
week’s Frontier for big ad.
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4 - Live
stock and machinery sale of Mr.
and Mrs. Roy Fullerton located 1
mile south and 1 mile east of
Amelia. Col. Ed Thorin, real es
tate broker and auctioneer in
charge. Chambers State Barak,
SATURDAY, Nov. 7- Holt Coun
ty Hereford Breeders Association
sale of 49 registered Hen-fords.
Show at 10 a m. Sale at l:3i p.m.
TUESDAY, Nov. 17ttv Mr. and
Mrs. John Jeffrey. 3 miles west
4 miles north and Vi west of
Chambers. Selling livestock. Ma
chinery, hay, grain and furnitrare.
Col. Wally O'Connell and Merlin
Grossnicklous, auctioneers, Ed
Pat Stoltenberg, sun of H. P. Stoltenberg, Burton, is shown with VH Zato L 1st. The ShlluhMgi
paid $1,225 for the coming two-year old. It was the top price paid for a bull at the fifth annual Fm
Horn registered Hereford sale Tuesday.—The Frontier photo and engraving
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