The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, July 14, 1960, Section One, Image 1
Fourteen Pages TMK Hr.ATMKR In This Issue i»atk to k» pr*c. Thursday t TO 52 Friday 8 76 60 _ «... Saturday 9 86 60 Plus Farm Section Sunday 10 93 62 Monday 11 98 68 % : Tuesday 12 87 67 .24 "The Voice of the Beef Empire"-North-Central Nebraska's BIGGEST Newspaper Wednesday 13 83 56 T Volume 80—Number 12 O'Neill, Holt County, Nebraska, Thursday, July 14, 1960 Seven Cents Alva Marcellus Funeral Rites Held Monday 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 Neligh 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 18, 1942. On February 18, 1954, he was married to Mrs. Gertrude Mi na tion. 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 93. 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, Wash. .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 cident. 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. , $25 Orchard: Lutheran Ladies Aid and the Bank of Orchard. $10 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' Neill Frontier. Page: Gerald Snyder. $5 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 Harvey Tompkins. 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 Angus. Atkinson: Fred E. and Florence Boettcher. Idaho; Delbert Henzler. Omaha: F, W. Withers. Verdigre: Mr. ami Mrs. Louis N. Speers. Burwell: C. J. Dunham, Bur well Tribune. Under $5 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 $150.00 ■mi mimni *,»• ■arflMHtt Patrick Stanton 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 death. 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 children. 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., also survive. Carney Resigns After 33 Years With Department 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. Undergoes Surgery 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 jockeys. The movie will follow the musical entertainment. . t m tm .am ** ■ iiiinriw—— Firecrackers Start Haystack Blaze 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 crackers. Catholic Church Campaign Goal 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 parishioners. Rock County Sheriff Submits Resignation 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. Thieves Enter Businesses At Spencer Monday 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 tion. 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. Clearwater Woman 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 pital. Attends Session 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. mm mm 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 ka. 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, Kan. 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 Douglas street. 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 Clyde auto. Slight damage was reported when vehicles driven by Hoy H. Bridge and Willis Sanders col lided Saturday. 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 days. 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 lage board. 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 Smith corner. 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 discussed. —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 Plan Accepted 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 grades. William G. Bernt Services Held At Stuart 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 heart attack. Interment was in the Catholic cemetery. Pallbearers were Louis Rad cliff, Fred Tasler, Ed Coufal, Laverne Miller, Frank Gregor jr., all of Stuart and Paul Babl of Newport. 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 Stuart. 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 Bloomfield. 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 chairman. Tickets for the dinner IIS IMO and can be purchased at the door or from the following tieket salesmen: F.thel t\de, Tnrn—nimii ■ 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 Dierking, Chambers. County Chairman, Joe Brew ster of Stuart will be the master of ceremonies for the appreciation dinner. County and area Republicans are urged to attend the dinner or to support the Republican party by purchasing an appreciation ticket. 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 Spencer yesterday. 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 Hits Hole-in-one Wednesday 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 Mullendore. 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.