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Volume 80— Number 13 O'Neill, Holt County, Nebraska, Thursday, July 21, 1960 Seven Cents
Dale Revell, 41
Dale Revell, 41. well known
northeastern Holt County farmer
and Angus livestock breeder died
Wednesday, July 20, at St.
Anthony's hospital in O'Neill.
Funeral services ire scheduled
at the O'Neill Methodist church
Saturday, July 23, at 10 a m. Rev.
Glen Kennieott will officiate.
Burial will tie In Prospect Hill
Tentative pallbearers are Wil
liam Derickson jr., Gerald Sny
der, Albert Derickson, Merle
Spangler, Clayton Nelson and
Mr Revell was bom April 19,
1919 at Star and
was raised in the
He was married
at Greeley on
.July 20. 1940, tc
Verna M Un
man. The couple
l. .. I & I__ _
Bob, Buddy, and
Billy Buddy died
in liM8 at the age
Mr. Revell was a director in
the Angus Association for seven
years. He specialized in raising
purebred cattle and ranched.
Mr. Revell had suffered from
diabetes and had became a vic
tim of a heart ailment in the late
stages of his illness.
Survivors include his wife,
Verna; sons, Bob and Billy;
brothers, Harry of Milbrae,
Calif., Wayne of San Diego,
Calif., and Raymond of O’Neill;
one sister, Mrs. M. E. Davis of
O’Neill. One brother, Floyd, pre
ceded him in death.
Mrs. J. Dennis
Funeral services were held
Wednesday, July 20, at the Biglin
Chapel for Mrs. John E. Dennis,
76. Rev. Glenn Kennicott, pastor
of the O’Neill Methodist church
officiated at the 10 a m. service.
Burial was made in Laurel Hill
cemetery at Neligh.
Pallbearers were Ira Sum
mers, Gil Poese, Norbert Uhl,
Ray I^iwrence, Frank A. Murray
and A. W. Carroll.
Minnie Esther, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Verplank, was
born in a sod house near Battle
Creek, October 6, 1883. There
she grew to womanhood and
married John Elmer Dennis of
uauic v^irrn a i iTiawi-tvii wu
April 1. 1904. To this union sLx
children were horn.
The Dennis family lived in
Madison and Antelope counties
where he was a carpenter and
Following the death of her
husband in January 194.1. Mrs.
Dennis moved to Tilden where
she resided until about three
years ago when she moved to O’
Neill to be near her son, A. C.
In her later years Mrs. Dennis
pursued the hobby of piecing and
quilting quilts, many of which
Mrs. Dennis died at the Atkin
son Memorial hospital as the re
sult of a heart attack on July 17.
She had suffered from a heart
ailment for many years.
Survivors are: Daughters Mrs.
Mae Barnes and Mrs. Eva Wil
loughby. both of Neligh and Mrs.
Nora King of I^as Vegas, Nev.;
sons Elmer James of Wendall,
Ida., and Albert Clarence of O'
Neill: 20 grandchildren and 18
great grandchildren and a sister
Mrs. Viola Oring of Montebello,
She was preceded in death by
a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Ea
ton; three sisters: Mrs. Cora
Beed and Mrs. Ed Allen of Ne
ligh and Mrs. Clara Barnes of
Washington state and three
brothers: John and Jim of Tilden
and Bert of Meadow Grove.
O’Neill area whcatficlds are getting their tops trimmed this
week as the wheat harvest moves Into this area. This combine crew
was at work on the F. Soukup farm northeast of O'Neill Wednesday
afternoon. Fre<l Met art of Knimet is shown here operating the ma
chine as it moves through the fields and Joe Koukup of O'Neill Is
shown cheeking the quality of the grain as It comes from the combine
(see insert). The wheat harvest this year is described as "‘average"
with yields reported from J'J to 30 bushels per acre. Some farmers,
perhaps more optomistic than others, are anticipating even higher
yields. Wheat farmers in the O’Neill area will go to the jsdls today,
Thursday, to vote on the wheat referendum for ISMil.
The Frontier Photo and Kngraving.
Rev. Duane Lauber, formerly
of O’Neill and now of Lincoln,
was re-elected to serve as Con
ference Youth President at the
sixteenth annual session of the
Wesleyan Youth Conference con
vening on the camp grounds near
Morris Itudenslek of Spencer
was elected vice-president.
Mina Smith of Page will serve
as a district leader.
Mrs. Altha Lci.i Hornback of
Venus was elected editor of the
Wesleyan youth page and and
will also act as public relations
Sharon Wellman of Orchard
and Doug Trenneipohl of Neligh
reigned as Mr. and Miss Camper
Aletha Rutherford of Page and
Jim Lloyd of Lynch were among
those receiving prizes in the
liible reading contest.
Frank Musil Services
Held Saturday Here
Funeral services were held Sat
urday, July 16. at St. Patrick's
Catholic church at O'Neill for
Frank Musil, age 60, who died at
tL/i liL.tL.oLci UiAortital in Hmohn
July 14 following a lingering ill
ness. Msgr. Timothy O'Sullivan
officiated at the 9 a.m. requiem
Mass. Burial was made in Cal
Palll)earers were LeRoy Doh
rovolny, Benedict J. Schmidt, Joe
Kalina, Charles S. Kalina, Fran
cis C. Peter and J. B. Peter.
Frank, son of Joseph and Fran
ces Fanta Musil, was born Jan
uary 16, 1900 at O'Neill. His par
ents were natives of Czechoslo
He was united in marriage Oc
tober 23, 1923 with Anna Burival.
To this union five children were
bom. An infant daughter died in
1932 and his wife died in 1933.
He was married to Mae De
Long August 1945. One daughter
was born to this marriage. Mrs.
Musil died in 1947.
Survivors include: sons Frank
and Joe, both of O’Neill; daugh
ters—Mrs. LeRoy J. (Dorothy)
Dohrovolny of Atkinson, Mrs.
Benedict J. (Mary Alice) Schniit
and Helen Musil, tioth of O’Neill;
eleven grandchildren; a broth
er, John Musil of O’Neill; three
sisters Mrs. Anton Jirak and
Mrs. John Fiala, both of O’Neill
and Mrs. Charles Kalina of In
A sister, Mrs. John Peter jr of
Charribers preceded him in death.
Studies Armory Site
Represendtives of Thomas, Ben
iamin and Clayton engineering
firm in Grand Island were in
O’Neill yesterday to survey,
ground stake and take soil tests
-t the proposed sight of the new
Howard J. Strong, Norfolk, ar
chitect, said that blue prints for
the brick and steel structure
will be ready August 21.
Held at Country Club
A golf tourney and breakfast
were held Sunday morning at the
O’Neill Country club.
Mrs. D. A. Kersenbrock and
William AJrtus were the first
place winners. D. A Kersen
brock and Mrs. Dale French tied
for second place with Mrs. Bob
Roberts and John DeWitt.
Estimated at $63,312
Sealed bids for grading, con
struction of soil cement base
courses for runways and taxi
.vays, fenc'ne and lighting im
provements are now being re
ceived for the O’Neill Municipal
This action was announced this
week hv J. F. rVintnis rhnirmnn
of the board and other members
of the board.
Estimated cost of the im
provements is $63,312.91. The bids
will be read August 9.
Holt Legion to
Meet At Stuart
The Holt County American Le
gion and Auxiliary convention
will be held at Stuart, July 24
et 8 p.m. Joe Baldauf of Rush
villo, area vice commander an i
candidate for department senior
vice commander, will be the
speaker for the joint meeting.
Also scheduled for the meeting
is election of commander and
auxiliary president. This will be
followed by contests for firing
squads and color guards. A dance
will complete the evening's ac
Jerry O’Connell, of Atkinson
has been charged with cattle
theft. The complaint was filed
July 18. Bail bond has been set
at $500. Pending the filing and
approval of the bail, the defend
ant will be in the custody of the
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O’Neill firemen are shown here as they extinguished a blaze Monday evening at the rear of Dirk’s
Bar, located on south Fourth street Dirk Tomlinson, proprietor of the bar. said only a small amount of
damage resulted and most of that was caused by smoke.
Donations Still Coming;
May Top $750 Mark
Tire Bobby Kurtz fund is still
growing. It has pushed over the
$500 mark and checks are still
coming into the Frontier office
and the Bank of Orchard.
Already over $500 had been
turned over to the special fund
at the Orchard bank. Jim Clif
ton president of the bank, and
one of Bobby’s staunchest sup
porters. estimates that the fund
will reach $750 by early next
The find will officially close
next Tuesday afternoon . All
checks and donations will be pick
ed up and deposited to Bobby's
The Frontier will pick up the
names of all persons who have
donated to the Krutz fund since
last week’s issue of the paper and
the grand total and list of donors
will be published.
Originally the Frontier had plan
ned to close the fund this week
but so injury donations were being
received at the last moment that
it was decided to wait one more
week to give everyone a chance
to mail .n their donations.
May we say that the response
to Bobby’s plight has been rich
and rewarding, not alone in mon
etary value, but in the expression
of friendship and sincere neigh
borliness of everyone who has
Next week’s issue of the Fron
tier will carry the results and we
are sure that everyone who has
given will feel richly rewarded
when they see whjrt the friend
liness of good people can do for
a small boy
L. H. I.undln, personnel director for Consumers Public Power,
presents Paul Moseman a watch Monday night in honor of Mose
Consumers Public Power men
met Monday evening at the
Country Club for dinner to honor
Paul W. Moseman on his retire
ment from the company. The
group presented Moseman with a
gift and the company gave him
Oj^hanrl to represent Con
' L. H Lundin, per*
sottfrar director amf" Jack Mc
Ghghy of the rate department.
Mr. Moseman has been with
the company for the past 18 years
acting as a field engineer. He
is a 1927 electrical engineer
graduate of the University of Ne
Mr. Moseman is married and
has a son working in Iowa and
two daughters in Omaha.
About 30 from Ainsworth,
Hartington, Wausa, Butte, Spen
cer and O’Neill were present at
1960 March of Dimes Campaign
Totals $4,169.06 for Holt County
The Holt County chapter cf the '
National Foundation for Infantile
Paralysis met in O’Neill last
week for a special meeting. Of
ficers present were Mrs. K. L.
Van Voorhis, Holt County chair
man; Dale French, treasurer and
Mrs. Carrie McMahan, secretary.
A complete report of the i960
March of Dimes campaign was
given by Mrs. Robert Martens,
of Atkinson, Holt County direc
The report which was accept
ed and filed is:
Amelia, Mrs. Vernon Berry,
campaign director, receipts,
$15.90; Atkinson, Mrs. Roy Ries,
$579.57; Chambers, Mrs. J. H.
Gibson, $221.23; Emmet, Helen
Martens, $48.78; Ewing, Mrs.
Wayne Schrader. $247.53; Inman,
Mrs. James McMahan, $166.35.
O’Neill, Mrs. Melvin B. Marcel
lus, $1,437.48; Page. Mrs. C. E.
Walker, $219.38; Stuart, Mrs.
Lawrence Hamik. $230 62; rural
schools, Alice French, $445.72
and rural mailers, $556.50.
The total received was
$4,169.06 and organizational ex
penses amounted to $96.26.
O’Neill will keep half of the
amount for local use and the rest
will go to the national fund.
County Supervisors Propose 1.16
Mill Tax Raise; Bridges Are Cause
The executive committee of the
O'Neill Lion’s Club met Monday
at the L. and R. Cafe,
Committees appointed for the
new year include: Kenneth Cur
ren and Howard Manson, at
tendance; K. I, Van Vo.irhis and
A. L. Patton, finance; John Enke,
membership; Milton J. Haack
and Gilbert Poese, program and
entertainment: Gilbert Poese and
James Champion, publicity; Ro
bert Pappenheimer, John Hart
and Wayne Spelts, boys and
girls; A. L. Patton, Dale Wilson
and Tom Cronin, community
betterment; Howard Manson,
sight conservation. Robert Pap
penheimer and A. L. Patton, ac
tivities, and Kenneth Curren, of
Polling Places Open
On Marketing Quotas
Polling places will be open
from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today
(Thursday) at the Holt County
courthouse annex for persons
eligible to vote on the referen
dum on marketing quotas for
the 1961 wheat crop.
Growers eligible to vote in
the referendum will be those
who will have more than 15
acres of wheat on one farm for
harvest as grain in ltkil (ex
cept growers taking part in the
feed wheat program).
Two-thirds of the growers
voting in the referendum must
approve the quotas if they are
to become effective. If more
than one-third of the voters
oppose the quotas, there will lie
no restriction on wheat market
ing, but allotments will re
main in effect as a condition
for price support as 50 percent
of iMirity, as directed by law.
O'Neill Men Tour
Five O’Neill men toured the
proposed O’Neill Irrigation unit
Friday to acquaint themselves
with the project.
Dale Wilson, Gil Poese, Don
Meyer, Howard Manson and Jim
Champion toured the area with
Gordon Wendler, bureau of re
clamation agent from Ainsworth.
Funeral Rites Held
For Orchard Infant
ORCHARD Funeral services
were held Monday, July 11. at 7
a m. at the Hamilton funeral
home for Denise Ray Thompson,
seven month old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Wilbert A. Thompson.
Graveside rites were held at
Albany cemetery at Ft. Lookout.
S. D., at 2 p.m. with Rev. Estes
in charge of the service.
Survivors include her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert A. Thomp
son one sister, Darlene, and a
Security Agent Slates
O'Neill Visit Wednesday
Gail H. Robart, field repre
sentative of the Norfolk social
security office will be in the as
sembly room in the basement of
the courthouse in O’Neill from
9:30 a m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday,
Severely disabled people under
65 who have at least five re
cent years under social security
are advised to inquire.
Pre-Fair Judging Day
Scheduled August 6
A pre-fair livestock judging
«la> will lx> held Saturday,
August 6. I>eo Walls, a mem
ber of the livestock judging
committee urges all members
and leaders to attend. Those
planning to bring livestock tor
judging should contact the
Harold Melcher of Page, Joe
Welbel of Kuiiig, Milton Me
kathule of Atkinson, l-eo Walls
and A. Nell Hawes, members
of the committee, met Satur
day evening to discuss Ihe
Don W. Asher
Joins Staff At
l\>n W. Asher, 37, former
operator of the Consumers Public
Power District hydro water plant
at Valentine is a member of the
current 18 man "Shelton Station”
Asher, along with IK other
members, three of which are
former Navy Atomic sub
marine erew operators, have
joined t'PPD’s fleet for training
and operation "Shelton Sta
tion” steam plant and nuclear
The training, which is being
conducted at Lincoln, covers
inalh, general physics, nuc'ear
and atomic physics, instrumenta
tion on the Hallam Nuclear
Power Facility's components and
systems. Another 11-week session
will be held at Canoga Park,
Don and his wife, the former
Marge Wyant, and their daugh
ter, Sue, have recently moved to
Auto, Deer Collide
MEEK A car driven by Gar
old Risor was damaged Friday
evening when it struck a deer.
The deer was later found in a
shelterbeit hut was so badly hurt
it had to be destroyed.
Two Auto Acciden
In O'Neill During
Only two accidents were re
ported to O’Neill police this week.
A 280 pound hog was killed
Thursday night one mile north of
the city limits.
The auto was driven by Ed
win A. Fleck, 18, of Chambers.
The hog came up out of the
dlteh into the traffic lane.
Damage resulted to the front
fender, grill, bumper and
wheel. Bob Whitt; was the in
The spring (Usuis which hit Holt
county and destroyed many bnd
gos ami countless numbers of
roads increased tax costs when
the boanf of county supervisors
met in session over the weekend
and proposed a 1.16 taxation
The bridge levy alone account
ed for 1.06 mills of this tax
raise although the general levy
was reduced by .15 mills. Other
mill Increases were to county
relief, by ,12 mills; soldiers and
sailor's relief by .03 mills, and
the county medical fund hy .16
The eounty fair ftuxl was tlve
only other reduction besides Unit
of the general fund The fair le
vy was pegged at .11, a .04 mill
The total mill levy us pro
post'd for I960 is 5.46 mills com
pared to 1959 levy of 4.28.
According to county clerk Ken
neth Waring the budget mast tie
adopted hy August 1 and tile levy
set by August 10. A public hear
ing on the budget will be held
Wednesday, July 27, for one hour
lium 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Holt
The board also allowed claims
at the Friday and Monday meet
ings. The block of sidewalk in
front of the courthouse and the
sidewalk to the front of the en
trance are also to lx* replaced
the board decided. Work on the
walk began Wednesday.
Sen. C. Curtis
Sen. Carl Curtis will arrive in
O’Neill this afternoon at 4:30 at
the O’Neill airport to speak at
the Appreciation Fund Raising
dinner to be held tonight (Thurs
day) at the Presbyterian church.
The dinner starts at 6:30 and
tickets will be sold at the door.
Tickets cost 10 dollars.
Joe Brewster, county Republi
can chairman, has asked that
a good crowd bo on hand to
meet the Senator.
Auto Mishap Reported
At Chambers Thursday
CHAMBERS -Cars driven by
Dale Epperson of O’Neill and
Mrs. A. B. Hubbard of Cham
bers collided Thursday at the in
tersection near the Gillette
Both cars were damaged hut
no one was injured in the mishap.
Holt Countians Buy
$800,987 in Bonds
Series E and H savings bond
purchases in Holt county amount
ed to $45,918 for the month of
June according to Lyle P. Dierks,
volunteer county chairman. This
brings the total sales for »h«
first half of 1960 to $800,987 re
presenting 55.2 percent of the
county’s 1960 total.
Purchases in Antelope county
for the month of June amounred
to $95,738; in Knox. $106,479, and
in Boyd county, $10,738.
Autos driven by Michael J.
Spitzenberger and John McGinn
collided Friday on west Douglas
The McGinn car ran into the
rear of the Spitzenberger vehicle
after it stopped. Both cars were
damaged Chris McGinn, O’Neill
Chief of Police, was the investi
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Workmen began the task Wednesday of replacing the sidewalk in front of the courthouse and the
walk to the front entrance. This was one of the projects approved by the Board of Supervisors at their
meeting Friday and Monday. tk raorrna photo amp erghaviho
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