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Volume 80—Number 12 O'Neill, Holt County, Nebraska, Thursday, July 14, 1960 Seven Cents
Funeral services for Alva Mar
cellus, 63, were conducted Mon
day at 2 p.m at the Methodist
church in O'Neill with the Rev.
Glenn Kenmcott officiating. Burial
was in laturel Hill cemetery in
Pallbearers for the funeral were
Ray Linehart, Eton Lyons, Robert
Larson, Elmer Alder, Elroy Lieb,
Francis Hcrshiser, Fred Heer
mann and Richard Minton.
Grant Peacock was soloist and
was accompanied hy Mrs. Reed
Herley at the organ.
>1 r. Marcellus died Saturday
In St. Anthony's hospital.
The late Alva Marcellus was
born Stepemher 18, 1896, at
Monowi, a son of John and
Elizabeth Stanger Marcellus.
He served in World War I as
a I ugler in the 109th Engineers
and was an overseas veterrn.
Upon h;s return he worked in lus
father's grocery at Neligh.
On June 1, he was united
ill marriage to I>orlH Ferguson
of Neligh and they became the
parents of one daughter. The
couple farmed In Boyd county
until moving to O’Neill In 192?
where Mr. Mareellus ha* since
owned and operated the Mar
ccllii* Chevrolet Company.
His wife, Doris, died September
On February 18, 1954, he was
married to Mrs. Gertrude Mi na
Mr. Mareellus took an active
part in civic affairs in O'Neill and
served as mayor in 1955. He was
also un act.ve member of the
American legion Simonson post
Survivors include: Wife, Gert
rude ; daughter Mrs. Alan (Don
na Jeanne i Van Vlock and two
grandchildren. Also brothers
Sam of Stuart, Delbert of Atkin
son and Purdy of Greeley, Colo.;
sisters Alma Eby of Ainsworth
and Amelia Mills of Washougal,
.I ..« ______
Vern Sageser of Amelia and Everett Miner of O’ Neill were honored by the Chamber of Commerce at
their regular meeting Monday evening. Miner showed the grand champion Angus bull at the show last
tall and Sageser had the best male and female In the Hereford division. Both were presented with silver
platters. This was the third time that each of the m n had won the platters.
Friends Give $447.70
For Bobby Krutz Fund
The Bobby Krutz fund continues
to grow. Friends anti readers are
being more than generous in
their contributions for the fund
for the little fellow who recently
lost his leg in a tractor mower ac
Contribution* thu* far total
Ml7.70 and the letter* and cards
are still arriving in every mail.
The following is a list of those
who have contributed.
Orchard: Lutheran Ladies Aid
and the Bank of Orchard.
Orchard: Glen (Bud ) Miller,
Joe Foster, the Leonard Stelling
family, Gordon Drayton, Jim
Clifton, Cecil lx‘e, Gurney Dray
ton, Orchard Commercial Club,
and Frank Sehwager.
O'Neill: D. O. Baker and the O'
Page: Gerald Snyder.
Orchard: Fred Howard, Orch
ard News, Sam Trussed, Pete
Cooper, Anton Pruss, sr., Ray
mond Stevens, Joe Kouri (Ralston
Purina), Joe and Ester Zimmer
man, Willis Machine and Welding
Shop, Glen Robertson and Har
old Billings and son.
iVnnan: Lewis Kopecky and
O'Neill: Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Widtfeldt, Mrs. Grace Isberg,
Kurt anil Rebecca Rehberg.
Page: Leland Fin e> Ed Eggen.
Ewing: Ewing Sale Bam, Lloyd
Atkinson: Fred E. and Florence
Idaho; Delbert Henzler.
Omaha: F, W. Withers.
Verdigre: Mr. ami Mrs. Louis
Burwell: C. J. Dunham, Bur
Orchard: W. G. Fletcher, jr.,
Lon Sawyer, Everett Jacobsen,
Ralph Shrader, M. G. Helmrick,
M. G. Strope, Marvin Howard,
Louie Rabbass, Mike Rutledge,
EUB Boys and Girls Fellowship,
EUB Junior Fellowship. Loren
Wilson, Tenie Warner, Mr. and
Mrs. Jim Cooper, Bus Napier,
Krutz Fund —
Continued On Back Page
Atkinson Man Charged
With Cattle Stealing
Charges of cattle theft were
filbd Tuesday in Holt County
court against Jerry O’Connell of
Atkinson by Holt County attorney,
William W. Griffin.
O'Connell is charged with steal
ing one white face Hereford steer,
the personal property of Ralph
IDck of Atkinson, in September
1959. The steer was valued at
■mi mimni *,»• ■arflMHtt
Services In Montana
Funeral services were held
Thursday, July 7, at Si. Mary's
Catholic church in Butte, Mont.,
for Patrick J. Stanton, a former
resident of O'Neill.
His wife proceeded him in
He is survived by one son,
Thomas of Butte, Mont.; two
daughters, Mrs. Edward (Agnes)
Shea of Butte, Mont., and Mrs.
Robert (Martha) Holland of
Portland, Ore.; and three grand
S sters Mrs. Anna Donlin and
Mrs. R. G. Rohde, lioth of O’Neill,
and Mrs. J. R. Ryan of Omaha;
two brothers- Anthony of O’Neill
and Martin of Hollywood, Calif.,
After 33 Years
Leo Carney, veteran of 33 years
with the O'Neill state highway
department, resigned last Satur
day. He completed the 33rd year
on July 5.
Mr. and Mrs. Carney will man
age the 23-unit Cactus Motel at
Hays, Kan. The motel is located
on U. S. highway No. 40 and also
features four two-story furnished
apartments. They are in the pro
cess of building three new units
for the motel.
Mr. Carney has been a life-time
resident of O’Neill. He and the
former Mrs. Blossom Butler of
Fergus Falls, Minn., were mar
ried at Hays, Kan., on July 2.
After Fall From Tree
CLEARWATER B e n i t a, 12
year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Bennie Prater of Clearwater un
derwent surgery Tuesday in the
Neligh hospital after examination
disclosed a ruptured spleen.
She received the injury when
she fell about 10 feet from a tree
while playing near the golf course
south of town.
D-J's At Drive-In
C. E. Bradshaw, manager of
the O'Neill Drive-In theater, an
nounced this week that Monday
evening will be a disc jockey’s
night. The program calls for the
introduction of favorite disc
The movie will follow the
. t m tm .am ** ■ iiiinriw——
The Lynch Fire Department
was called to the Eldon Sedivy
home south of Lynch on Wednes
day, July 6 around 4:30. They
were not able to put out the fire
but kept it from spreading to
buildings that were near by. Two
hay stacks were destroyed. The
fire was believed to have been
started when the two youngest
children were lighting fire
Set At $300,000
Right Reverend Monsignor
Timothy O'Sullivan, pastor of St.
Patrick’s Catholic church, an
nounced Sunday that the "fair
share” campaign goal is $300,000.
It is expected that goal wall lie
reached and compaign officials
believe there is a possibility that
it will be exceeded.
One hundred and five team
m ml>ers were also enlisted over
the week bringing the campaign
organization to its full strength of
173 parish men.
Next Wednesday evening has
been set aside for a dinner for
the entire organization to he
held at St. Mary’s gym. The
dinner meeting will officially
open the campaign drive.
The campaign will begin Sun
day, July 24, when the workers
will begin making calls for
pledges from the St. Patrick's
Rock County Sheriff
BASSETT Sheriff George
Ruder has submitted his resigna
tion to the Rock county hoard of
commissioners effective July 15.
Ruder has accepted a position
as radio dispatcher with the stale
highway patrol at Ainsworth. He
will begin his new job August 1.
Ruder will take two weeks train
ing at the patrol area head
quarters in Norfolk.
Ruder’s resignation necessitates
the appointment of a new sheriff
by the commissioners.
Bartlett Youth Hurt
In Tractor Mishap
ROYAL- Mrs. Mabel Meyer of
Royal received word that her
grandson, Aaron Morrison, eight,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Mor
rison of Bartlett, had been run
over by a tractor Thursday and
is in a Tilden hospital.
The little boy was riding on the
tractor driven by his brother,
Billie, 11 who was going after the
mail. How the child fell off is un
known. The tractor wheel passed
over his back causing injury to
his ribs. The ground was soft
from recent rains and saved the
child from more serious injury.
Authorities are investigating
robberies which took place some
time Monday night at several
business places in Spencer. State
Patrolman Otis Knotwell of Nor
folk and Boyd county sheriff
Claude Collins were called to
Spencer by marshall Joe Loock
Tuesday to assist in the investiga
Thieves gained entrance through
a small rear window at the
Drickey Market and took some
small bills and change from the
cash register. At the Friedrich
Chevrolet a small safe was car
ried away with its contents. An
attempt to enter the Jack and
Jill store failed.
Carl Clay Innocent
Of Petit Larceny
A six-man jury found Carl Clay
innocent of petit larceny charges
in Holt County court Wednesday,
July 6. The charges had been
filed June 2 by Joe Lineback of
Winner, S. D. Clay had entered a
“not guilty” plea at the prelimi
nary hearing on June 8.
Melvin Ruzicka Named
Melvin Ruzicka was elected
1961 commander of the Simonson
Legion post No. 93 Tuesday eve
ning at the regular meeting.
Plans were discussed for a
barbecue and dance on July 30.
The membership drive for the
year will begin soon. Virgil Tom
linson, 1960 commander, presided
at the meeting.
Injured In Accident
Mrs. William Lyons of Clear
water was injured when she at
tempted to clean grass from a
lawnmower. The blade struck her
hand injuring two fingers badly.
She was treated at a Neligh hos
A. Neil Dawes, Holt county
agent, attended two summer
courses at the Colorado State col
lege at Fort Collins. The tnree
week courses were in community
development and public relations.
Weary, toot sore and dis illusioned, this 17 year old colored boy
from Fredrick, Okla., awaits the arrival of chief of police, Chris Mc
Ginn Saturday, at the local police station.
A member of a circus crew young Charles was promised transpor
tation back to Oklahoma. Deprived of that he started to walk. The
Winner, S. 1). authorities told him they didn't like colored folk and to
get out and stay out and some one vouch-safed the information that
an eight month jail sentence was lni|ioscd on hitch hikers in Nebras
A leather jacket added to his general discomfort during the long
walk from Winner. All he asked was that the chief call his“iuania
(Big Mama, who lives behind Mlstah Giles oaf fay) fo bus money.”
‘•Batin’ money” for the trip home was provided by tin- chief when lie
put Charles on the bus Sunday.
Four Auto Accidents Reported Here
This Week; Cars Slightly Damaged
Four auto accidents have been •
reported to O'Neill police during
the past week.
An accident was reported Wed
nesday morning on west Douglas
in front of the New Outlaw store
parking lot when a auto driven by
Alice Markwell of Tulsa, Okla.,
was in collision with a car driven
by Joe Hickman of Riverdale,
Damage to the Markwell car
was estmated at $25 and to the
Hickman vehicle at $10.
< 'sirs driven by Darrel L.
Clyde, 17, and Wiliiani Orsbom,
23, both of O’Neill collided at
about 7 a.m. Sunday on west
Orsborn was driving a con
vertible owned by Mabel E.
Chytka of Yankton, S. D.
There was considerabe damage
done to the front fender, grill,
bumper and hood of the South
Dakota car and also to the bum
per, rear fender and trunk of the
Slight damage was reported
when vehicles driven by Hoy H.
Bridge and Willis Sanders col
Only light damage was reported
when autos driven by Delbert
Rouse and Dick Clark collided as
the Rouse vehicle backed from
the curb last Wednesday.
Authorities Accept $90,000 Armory
Plan; Fall Construction Possible
Col, Don G. Penterman, assist
ant state adjutant general, met
in O'Neill Thursday night with
interested parties representing
the O'Neill Chamber of Commerce
and O’Neill Guardsmen.
Purpose of the meeting was to
decide whether the city should go
ahead with the proposed plan to
construct a $90,000 Armory in O'
Neill or to wait for additional
federal funds. The $90,000 is al
ready available from state funds.
Major Milton Baack told a
Frontier reporter that the
Armory was accepted and that
ill his opinion it was a wise
move. Construction of the
Armory could begin within 80
The architect will be selected
this week for the building which
will probably be located at the
northwest corner of Haynes
Avenue and Fourth Street.
At the present, O'Neill Guards
men rent their Armory quarters
from Shelhamer Foods. The
guard unit here is a part of the
guard company divided between
Wayne and O'Neill.
E. Watson Heads Inman
Water Drainage Group
Inman Drainage Committee
members met Friday night and
elected Earl Watson as chairman
of the committee formed to seek
a remedy to the continuing flood
ing of that community.
Karl Keyes was named vice
chairman and Harvey Tompkins
was elected secretary.
The Inman flooding problem was
brought to a boil during the spring
thawing period that saw that
town inundated twice in as many
weeks and the present drainage
facilities proved inadequate tc
handle the run-off.
A general meeting of all the
townspeople was held in April
and the following men were
named to form the Inman
Drainage committee: E. E.
Clark and Vernon Davis of the
Community Club; Earl Watson
and Harvey Tompkins of the
Commercial club; K. B. Geary,
Tom Englehaupt and Karl
Keyes representing the township
board; and Harry McGraw,
Leon R. Tompkins, Ira Watson
and George Colman of the vil
At Friday night’s meeting a
brief report on the funds available
was first heard. Then the village
board reported that the village
is allowed by law to spend funds
on projects that are constructed
within three miles of the village.
After these reports were given
the members of the village
board opened the door V for
committee action by voting to
pay one-half the costs of grad
ing the mile road south of In
man extending from the Donald
Keyes corner to the Kenneth
This was the only direct action
taken at the meeting.
During the course of the busi
ness session the following pos
sibilities to the flood problem were
—The new mail route road one
mile west of Inman and the need
for numerous bridges in the
natural water courses.
—It was agreed that there
should be a bridge going north at
Inman Drainage —
Continued On Back Page
Sen. Curtis To Speak
At Fund Raising Dinner
For New School
The basic plan for the new O'
Neill senior high school build
ing has been accepted at a special
meeting of the O'Neill Hoard ol
Education The architectural firm
Clark and Ennerson of Lincoln
will have the drawings and blue
prints ready in about a month.
The board also elected Mrs.
Mary Langemeier of O'Neill as a
teacher in the lower elementary
William G. Bernt
Funeral services were held
Saturday, July 9. at St. Boniface
Catholic church at Stuart for Wil
liam G. Bernt. Mr. Hcrnt died
Friday, July 7, at his home of a
Interment was in the Catholic
Pallbearers were Louis Rad
cliff, Fred Tasler, Ed Coufal,
Laverne Miller, Frank Gregor
jr., all of Stuart and Paul Babl
William Bernt was bom Nov. 7,
1902 at Stuart. lie was united in
marriage to Mabel Janak at Long
pine September 10, 1JM6. The
couple have three children.
Survivors include wife; one son,
Roger; two daughters, Susan and
Opal, all at home; sisters, Mrs.
Carrol (Rose) Hutton of Sidney,
Mrs. Jim (Martha) Gans of
Stuart, Mrs. Ella Krebsack and
Mrs. Laura Dickon of Hastings,
Sister Edwina of Milwaukee,
Wis., Mrs. Bart ( Magnalene)
Hchiffems of Blue Hill, Mrs. L. S.
(Emma) Sharshal of Palasade;
brotliers, Karl and Bruno Bernt of
He was preceded in death by
his parents and brothers Frede
rick, Joseph, John and Raymond.
Out of town relatives who at
tended funeral rites were: Mrs.
Elsie Krebsback, Miss Emma
Krebsback, Mrs. Laura Dickon
and Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Krebs
back, all of Hastings; Mr. and
Mrs. Carroll Hutton and children
of Sidney; Mr. and Mrs. E. R.
Wirth of Vermillion S. I),; Mr,
and Mrs. William Fosterman, Mr.
and Mrs. Alvin Fosterman and I,
O. Marshall, all of Verdigre; and
Dr. and Mrs. Laurence Donat of
Sen Carl Curtis, the economy
minded Republican Senator from
Nebraska, will be in O'Neill July
21 to speak at the Republican Ap
preciation Fund Raising Dinner
to In- held at H JO at the Presby
terian church dining hall.
Accompanying (.\irtis is Charles
Thone, Republican party state
Tickets for the dinner IIS
IMO and can be purchased at the
door or from the following
tieket salesmen: F.thel t\de,
Si'll. Oi».rl (Hirtls
O’Neill; Harvey Tompkins, In
man; Frank Crank, Page tuul
Kwing; Opel Healing, Atkinson;
Friuik Brady, Atkinson; .loo
Brewster, Stuart ami Harlan
County Chairman, Joe Brew
ster of Stuart will be the master
of ceremonies for the appreciation
County and area Republicans
are urged to attend the dinner or
to support the Republican party
by purchasing an appreciation
New Spencer, Lynch
Lutheran Pastor Arrives
The Rev. Donald Burgdorf, who
will be installed as the new pastor
of the Immanuel Lutheran church
in Spencer and the Christ Luthe
ran church in Lynch, urrived in
Rev. Burgdorf will he installed
as new pastor of the churches at
3 p.m. Sunday in Spencer and at
8 p.m. Sunday in Lynch.
He is a native of St. Louis and
received his theological diploma
from Concordia Seminary in St.
Ijouis June 1.
Bill McIntosh adder! insult to
injury to the fourth hole at the
O’Neill Country club last Wednes
day by firing the second hole-in
one within a three-day span. Duke
Kersenbrock had the first single
of the year on the Sunday before.
Jim saia rnai ine noie- none on
the par three, 115 yard hole, en
abled him to shoot one of his
lies! games of golf a 38 on I he
par 35 course.
Witnessing the perfect golf shot
was Dale Wilson, Bob Clinkscales,
') George Cars tens and Newt
A golf expert once stated that
the chances of a hole-inone are
5,000-1 with professionals doing
the shooting on grass greens.
McIntosh said that he will have
the hall mounted to remember
the once-in-a-lifetime feat.
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