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Volume 81—Number 28 O'Neill, Holt County, Nebraska, Thursday, November 2, 1961 Seven Cents
Marvin Miller Named President
Of Dist. Ill Education Association
Marvin Miller, principal of O'
Neill high school, was elected
presklent of District 3 Nebraska
State Kducation association
teachers at the Norfolk conven
tion Thursday anti Friday.
Miss Alice French, Holt county
schools superintendent, was elect
ed Sul-district 3 director for one
year. Duane Miller, O'Neill high
school music instructor, was
elected as a delegate in music
to the Representative assembly.
The new president of District
3 served as vice president during
the past year and prior to that
was District 3 secretary. He is
a graduate of Peru State Teac
hers college and is doing gradu
ate work at tiie University of Ne
Marvin Miller has served as a
delegate to the Nebraska State
Activities association and is a
member of the NEA, NSEA and
the Holt County Town Teachers
association. He has taught and
coached at Bancroft, Trenton and
Madison before coming to O'
Man Killed in
Clifford M. Lydon, a former
O'Neill resident, was killed in
stantly in an automobile accident
at Mt. Vernon, Wash., October
20, nine days before he would
have celebrated his 27th birthday.
Funeral services were con
ducted October 23 at the Kern
Funeral chapel by the Rev. Rus
sell Ward of the Grace Methodist
church. Interment was in Haw
thorne Lawn cemetery at Mt.
He is survived by Iris parents,
Mr. and Mrs. John Lydon, and
one sister. Clifford was unmar
ried. His mother is the former
Dorothy Collins, Plainview, a
niece of Mrs. John Quig, O’Neill.
O'Neill Teacher Is
New Assoc. President
Mrs. Theresa Ernst, fifth grade
teacher at the O’Neill public
schools, was elected president of
the Halt County Town Teachers
association for a two-year term.
Other officers are: Dennis Mur
fin. Atkinson, secretary; James
Carr, superintendent cf the Stu
art school, delegate to the State
Delegate assembly in Lincoln, and
Vernon Carpenter, O’Neill high
school instructor, alternate to the
Social Security Agent
To Be Here November 8
tive of the Norfolk Social Securi
ty office, will be in the assembly
room of the courthouse basement
in O'Neill from 9:30 a m. to 3
p.m. November 8.
Men between the ages of 62
and 65 are invited to inquire
about applying for reduced bene
Dewitt Gunters Plan
Open House Observance
EWING Mr. find Mrs. De
witt Gunter, long-time residents
of the Ewing community, quietly
celebrated their Kith wedding an
niversary at their home October
Mr and Mrs. Roland Horde
and Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Gunter
joined the couple in the evening
in honor of the occasion.
EWING A large crowd, re
ported at 110 persons, attended
the shower held Friday evening
in St. John’s church basement for
Mrs. Pat Burk and the Kenneth
Porter families, whose belongings
were destroyed by fire Octolier
The fire started in the trailer
home of the Porters early that
evening and completely de
stroyed the trailer, the Burk
house and all their contents. Mr.
Porter s employed at Mrs.
Burk's f irm 12 miles south of
This was the second tragedy
for the Burk family as Mr. Burk
was killed in May by a tractor
accident. The children are griev
ing over an additional misfortune
as their pet dog died Saturday. It
was believed the animal was in
jured by the stock.
Holt County Sheriff Leo Tom
jack reported Wednesday that
four suspects are being held in
Casper, Wyo., who are thought to
have been involved in the break
ins at Atkinson and Fairfax, S. D.
The thieves broke into the
Campbell Lumber Co. where they
netted $.">0, Entrance to the build
ing was gained through a back
window. The bottom of the safe
h i I Kppn fornlrpn inln
They also broke into the Elmer
Spence Market at Atkinson
where between $40 and $50 was
taken from a desk drawer along
with three cartons of cigarettes
and a flashlight.
A car bearing Wyoming license
plates was spotted leaving Atkin
son the night of the robberies.
G. Fick Named
State 4-H Winner
Gary Fick, 18, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Fick, Inman, was
one of 14 Nebraska 4-H club
members to be named as 1961
state award winners, according
to an announcement by W. M.
Antes, state leader of 4-H and
Young Men and Women at the
University of Nebraska.
His award was in the leader
ship capacity. Fick, a freshman
at the University of Nebraska, is
sponsored by the Sears Roebuck
Fick. who is now eligible for
national competition, had been
especially active in his eight
years of membership in 4-H with
numerous ribbons and awards
won for his State Fair entries and
projects. He was valedictorian of
his graduating class and is the
recipient of a regents scholar
Mrs. Beilin Re-elected
Mrs. Charles Beilin has been
re-elected secretary-treasurer of
the Nebraska Beekeepers as
sociation which held its con
vention Thursday in Lincoln.
New president of the Associa
tion is Bob Martin, Neligh.
JOE HRBEK PROUDLY DISPLAYS his 11-point mule deer which he shot Monday at 4 p.m. on his
land two miles north of Dorsey. When he reported the deer at the checking station in O’Neill Tuesday af
ternoon, It weighted in as the largest one shot up to that time. The animal weighed 246 pounds, 12 ounces,
APPROXIMATELY 200 JUNIORS from Holt county high schools
participat'd in County Government Day held at O'Neill Monday.
County officials and representative* from legion Posts in the county
s|K>n ore I the affair and assisted with the day-long program. The
following students presented brief resumes of the duties of each of
fice: Jim Sullivan, St. Mary’s, O’Neill; Phyllis Kaup, St. Joseph’s,
Atkinson; Rita Larson, Page; Sally Burney, O'Neill public; Kathy
Doolittle, Atkinson public; (Vmnie Nlssen, Page; Judy Smith, Stu
art; Bonnie Clifford, Atkinson public; Diane (.rates, O’Neill public;
Eduard Conway and Jim Wilson, St. Mary’s, O’Neill. The students
are shown here as they partieipated in the afternoon discussion. A
luncheon was served to the students at noon at the Lutheran church
by 1/cgion auxiliary members.
Deer Hunters Report Good Success;
Joe Hrbek Bags Top 246 Pound Buck
One hundred and seven deer
hunters had checked in their deer
at 5 p m. Saturday at the O’Neill
The largest deer checked in
was shot hy Joe IIritek, Lynch,
and weighed 2J6 pounds hog dres
Local hunters who checked in
deer were: Kepa Paha Area, Don
Becker, O’Neill, Rollo Berry,
Stuart, George Blotz, Stuart,
Karen Boshart, O’Neill, Roy D.
Boshart, O’Neill, Alden Breincr,
Inman, Theodore Brow'n, Atkin
son, Larry Cleary, O’Neill,
James Dobias, Atkinson, Art
Fuelberth, Stuart, Dale Gilbert,
Stuart, William J. Kohle, Stuart,
Robert Lemmer, Atkinson, John
A. Laska, O’Neill, Glen McClurg,
Atkinson, Don Meyer, O’Neill,
William Nelson, O’Neill, Anthony
Paschang, Stuart, Claudeen
Penry. Atkinson, Bruce Rehberg,
O'Neill. Francis Rohde, O'Neill,
Lawrence Skrdla, Stuart, Eugene
Stewart, O’Neill, Alfred Stracka,
Atkinson, Henry Vequist, O’Neill,
Carl Vochatzer, Stuart, Milton
Missouri Area, Ben Bazelman,
O'Neill, Francis Bazelman, O'
Neill, Floyd Belik, Page, Bill
Belik, O’Neill, Bruce Bowen,
Page, Bennett Devall, O’Neill,
Henry Doit, Inman, Merill
Forslund, Ewing, William Griffin,
O'Neill, William Hansen. O'Neill,
Virgil Holz, O'Neill, Joe Hrbek,
Lynch. Keith V. Kennedy, Page,
Leo Laible, O'Neill, Maureen
Laible, O’Neill, Virgil Laursen,
O’Neill, Clyde McKenzie, O'Neill,
Raymond Pribil, O’Neill, Ed
Ritts, O’Neill, Lawxence Rouse,
O’Neill. Harlan Saltz, Page, Jo
Ann Sanders, O'Neill. Wayne
Sanders, Inman, Willa D. Sand
ers, O'Neill. Otto Terrill, Page,
Robert Tomlinson, O'Neill, Rich
ard Trow'bridge, O’Neill, Fred
Uhlir, O’Neill, Lewis Vander
snick, Ew'ing, Dale Wood, Ewing,
Louis Generoux, Bartlett, Frank
Gehlsen, Lynch and Cecil Miller,
Inman WSCS Is Planning
Supper, Bazaar Nov. 2
INMAN — Members of the
WSCS met Thursday afternoon in
the church annex at which time
plans were made for a supper
and bazaar auction to be hold
November 2 at the church annex,
starting at 6:30 p.m.
The meeting was directed by
Mrs. Eleanor Gaughenbaugh,
president. Mrs. Grace Gannon led
the devotions. Hostesses were
Mrs. Blanche Rouse and Mrs. El
Seven Students Take
Regents Exams Nov. 25
VERDIGRE — Supt. Robert G.
Sheckler of the Verdigre public
school, announces that seven
seniors were eligible to take Re
gents examinations Wednesday.
The following students par
ticipated: Carolyn Frank, Fran
ces Hildreth, Barbara Liska,
John Mastalir, Douglas Miller,
Dennis Mott and Marlene Soucek.
EWING — The community of
Ewing has raised over $1,000 for
the Leon Hahlbeck fund. Hahl
beck is receiving medical treat
ment in an Omaha hospital for
serious injuries received in an
A boxing program will be held
November 14 as a final benefit
for the fund. The boxing card
will be made up primarily of
Dean Pofahl has been matched
with Keith Steffen, Norfolk, and
Dale Hixson is paired with Bob
McCabe, Norfolk. Other fighters
include Butch Pofahl, Martin
Pofahl and Roger Pofahl, all of
Ewing, Tony Wewel, Newport,
and Dwain Judge, Atkinson.
Admission to the bouts will be
the recept of a $2 donation to the
EWING — A Cub Scout re-or
ganization meeting was con
ducted Wednesday afternoon.
Oct. 25, at the Ralph Munn home
at which time a general discus
sion was held concerning den
mothers and projects for Cub
Jerry Dempsey, district field
representative,, met with the
group. Mrs. Munn and Mrs.
James Boies will continue as den
11ixjLiici o iui urc twu v^uu ov-vyut
groups. Mothers of the Cubs will
take turns serving as assistants.
The first Cub meetings were
conducted Wednesday after
school. Several new members are
expected to make application for
Annual Church Dinner
Planned for November 7
The annual fall church dinner
sponsored by the WSCS and the
Kings daughters of the Page
Methodist church will be held
Tuesday, Nov. 7 at the church
The noon meal will be chicken
pie. Serving begins at 11:30 a.m.
The evening meal will be served
beginning at 5:30 p.m. Chicken
fried steak will be the highlight
of this meal. There will also be
a food booth, fancy work booth,
a fish pond for the kiddies and a
grab bag for the older folks.
Boy Scout Fund Drive
Results Are Announced
Bill McIntosh announced Wed
nesday that $957.50 had been col
lected up to the present time on
the Boy Scout drive for funds.
There are still several collection
cards not returned by O'Neill
businessmen who are assisting in
contacting local residents for
funds. Chairman McIntosh urges
that the contacting be completed
so the goal of Si .200 may be re
alized in the near future.
Three Area Farmers
Honored at Banquet
Three fanners from this area
were honored last week at a
Soil Conservation banquet spon
sored by the Sioux City Chamber
P-eceiving recognition for their
conservation practices were Leo
Ohri and Bill Mott, both of Spen
cer, and Otto Ahlers, Naper.
SNAKE HUNT HELD
NAPER — For some men
it’s time to go duck, deer,
grouse or g<n>se hunting but
not William Martins and Ever
ett Smith. They went snake
hunting last week.
They killed IS rattlers, 2
blue racers and 1 bull snake
with guns and spades 1 Vi miles
southwest ol the .Joe McCarthy
farm near Jamison.
Two students from O’Neill high
school will attend the Governor’s
Youth Safety conference being
held in Lincoln November 11 at
the Nebraska Center for Con
Keith Reynoldson and Diane
Graves have been named dele
gates to the conference. They
will be accompanied by Virgil
Laursen. Purpose of the meeting
is to establish a Nebraska Stu
dent Traffic Safety program in
the state’s secondary schools.
Governor Frank Morrison will
deliver the keynote address.
Here Today for
A Den Mothers Workshop will
be held Thursday (today) from
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Bas
sett Legion hall for the Sandhills
District, Boy Scouts of America,
and will be attended by mothers
from the entire Sandhills area.
Mrs. Roy Humrich, O’Neill,
will present training leadership
in skits and ceremonies. Others
who will appear on the program
are Mrs. Dale Masters, Ains
worth; Mrs. Glenn Pierce, Valen
tine; Jerry Dempsey, Sandhills
Scout executive, and Bill Redden,
rural field director.
Evening Shopping Hours
Planned by Some Stores
The retail trade committee
suggested evening hours for O’
Neill stores next Thursday,
Committee Chairman A. L. Pat
ton announced Tuesday.
Most businesses will be clos
ed the following Saturday, Nov.
11, Veterans clay.
Many stores plan to be open
Thursday evening, Nov. 9, to
afford shoppers a chance to
make purchasers prior to the
Schindler Is Released
After Heart Surgery
Friends of Jimmy Dick Schind
ler. Omaha, who recently under
went major heart surgery in
Rochester, Minn., have received
word that he is expected to re
turn to his home this week.
Schindler celebrated his birth
day November 1 and persons
wishing to send belated birthday
greetings may address the cards
to James Schindler, 6505 Center
Street, Omaha, Nebr.
Mrs. Hoffman Named
As Deputy Co. Clerk
BUTTE — Mrs. Earl Hoffman
has been appointed deputy
county clerk to fill the vacancy
left by the resignation of Mrs.
A special meeting of the county
board of supervisors will be held
for the purpose of appointing a
county judge. Alvin E. Morris
has declined the appointment to
Funeral Services Held
For Former Naper Man
NAPER — A former Naper re
sident. Henry Camin, died Octo
ber IS, cm his 73rd birthday at
Sioux Falls. S. D. He was a
brother of John Camin, Naper.
Funeral services were con
ducted at Bonesteel, S. D., Octo
ber 22. The John Camin family
attended the services.
CHAMBERS — Floyd Whitaker,
well-known Chambers retired
farmer of the Chambers area,
died Wednesday morning, Nov. 1,
at the home of his son, Vernon, in
Funeral arrangement :.ad no!
been announced by press time.
The Biglin’s Funeral home is ir
Survivors are his wife, Susie;
two sons, Vernon, Chambers, and
Ranald, Indianapolis, Ind.; two
daughters, Mrs. LoRoy Holcomb,
Chambers, and Mrs. Everettc
Miner, O’Neill; 11 grandchildren
and 1 great granddaughter.
A check for $772.86 has been
sent to the St. Mary's building
program fund from the Valentine
Stock Sales at the request of
Gerald Reel, Kennedy, for Mary
Ann Reel, a former student at
Mary Ann graduated from
school in 1946.
Additional funds for the build
ing program were realized Sun
day evening when the Friends o!
St. Mary’s served over 1,000 per
sons at their Harvest Dinner.
The Sisters of St. Mary’s expres
sed their appreciation to Mrs.
Bob Clements, the Friends as
sociation and all those who con
tributed to the success of the din
Fall Deanery Meeting
Is Well Attended
EMMET — One hundred and
fifty women attended the Fall
Deanery meeting of the National
Council of Catholic Women held
at Emmet Tuesday, Oct. 24.
The welcome was given by the
Rev. Ralph O’Donnell, who alsc
displayed pictures for the reli
gious entertainment. Minutes ol
the last meeting were read by
Mrs. Ed Bouska.
The Rev. Donald Bartak was
guest speaker. A talk was pre
sented by Msgr. Timothy O’Sulli
GOOD PRICES AND GOOD WEATHER combined to make & good sale at the Ehrin Rubeok farm
25 miles south of O'Neill Tuesday. Shown here is oniy a part of the large crowd of buyers as they
gathered around auctioneers Ed Thorin, Roy Kirwaa and Chuck Mahony when bidding started on ma
chinery. This was another successful weather-insured farm sale advertised through The Frontier’s one
stop farm sale service.
Holt Club Women Meet;
Elect Officers For Year
Frontier to Publish
Day Early Next Week
The Frontier will he publUh
ixl a day early next week. t'or
re-|M>ndrnU and advertlxer* are
requested to have ropy ready
earlier to pcrtni! ihr earlier
Publication was moved up a
day lo give advertisers and
shoppers a chance to ronplttr
their business prior to the two
day holiday Nov. II and 12.
Most O’Neill businesses will he
closed .Saturday, Nov. II, Vet
Has Few Reports
Of Damage Here
Halloween has passed and not
too much damage was reported
in this locality outside of muny
soaped windows und a few inci
dents of burning baies of hay and
excelsior on O’Neill's main street.
The little folks enjoyed their
evening by turning out in great
numbers and knocking <>n doors
for ‘ tricks or treats".
Ore accident was reported at
10 Jo p.m. Tuesday. It occurred
in front of the Safeway store and
involved two automobile. A 1%1
auto driven by Jerry Homolka,
Chambers, came to an abrupt
sU>p to avoid traffic ahead while
driving east on Douglas.
Emily Dusatko was the driver
of the other car. It collided with
the rear of the Homolka vehicle
A passenger in the Dusatko car,,
Mary L. Jensen, sustained a cut
on the forehead and was taken to
St. Anthony’s hospital for medical
attention. Extensive damage re
sulted to the front of the Dusatko
Jury Failes to
A District Court Jury failed to
reach an agreement in the case
of the State of Nebraska vs. Gene
Gillogly, Chambers. Gillogly was
charged with statutory rape.
The jurors deliberated from late
Friday afternoon until 4 p.m. Sat
urday without reaching an agree
William W. Griffin was the at
torney for the state; W. L Bren
nen, Butte, and John R. Galla
gher were attorneys for Gillogly,
Gillogly’s bond continues at
$1,000 and the case is slated for
retrial during the spring term
Robbed Tuesday A.M.
BUTTE — Thieves broke into
the Phillips 66 tank wagon bulk
plant owned by Elmer Holm
Monday night or early Tuesday
morning of last week.
Taken in the robbery were 12
cases of antifreeze, 89 boxes of
spark plugs, a large tarp, flash
lights, some grease, grease gun,
tools and other smaller items.
The loss is estimated by Mr.
Holm to be between $500 and
J. E. Smiths of Page
Celebrate 50th Year
PAGE — Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
Smith, Page, will observe their
50th wedding anniversary Sun
day with open house from 2 to 4
p.m. at the Creighton Rest Home
where Mr. Smith is a patient.
They take this means of in
viting their friends and rela
tives to attend.
Chamber Meeting Set
The O’Neill Chamber of Com
merce will hold their regular
meeting Monday evening at the
Tropical Gardens. AH members
are urged to attend. Plans will
be made for an open meeting
November 10 when Congressman
Dave Martin will speak.
Mr* A. T Grundy. Page, waa
installed a* H<dt Cbunty chair
man of Home Extension clubs at
tin* annual Achievement Day
meeting In O'Neill Thursday
Approximately -«m> women from
clubs throughout the county were
present for the meeting. Addition
al officers installed for tin*
coming year are Mrs Usds
Stebert, Atkinson, vice county
chairman; Mrs. Marve l Jean Ba
tenhorst 0’N< ill. secretary and
treasurer; Mm, Edgar Stauffer,
Page, publicity; Mrs Marlyn
Meyer. Ewing muling
Mrs. Blaine Garwood, Amelia,
music; Mrs. Jack McGrew, Stu
art, health; Mm. Harold Van
Vlwk, Clearwater, 4-H; Mr*.
Fred Rot*»rls, Atkinson, family
life; Mines Bernard Grimes,
Chnmtiers, lvx> Kramer, Atkin
son. J I, Pruden. Ewing, Edgar
Stauffer. Page, and Jack (3c
Grew. Stuart, all group chair
Mrs Floyd Butterfield, Atkin
son is tin* new Extension Imnrd
moodier. Mm. Pruden is the re
tiring county chairman
Mrs. Crumly presided over the
afternoon program which ftd
lowew a covered dish luncheon.
Hay Russell, Universily of Ne
hraska. spike of his year’s work
in I-jilin America. Also inc luded
in the program were an automo
tive demonstration by Dianne*
Gillespie and Ifynn McCarthy,
and exhibitions of handicraft
made by several clubs in the
Planned Nov. 10
A library liencftt will l** given
November 10 at H n m. In tfw
O’Neill |addle sehcxil auditorium
when the* Woman’s club spmsor*
u singing and dancing presenta
tion by the Danish Entertainers
from Dana college.
The group toured Europe this
summer and their concert lias
lieen widely publicized. A for
mer Holt county sujx*rmtcndent
•if schools, Miss Elja McCullough,
will accompany the performers
from Dana. Mis* McCullough,
who is now in her 52nd year of
educational work, is with the
department of education at Dana
Tickets are now on sale and
may lx* obtained from any Wo
man's dub member or the ticket
committee, Mrs. Harold I JndberR
and Mrs. Esther Harris. Tickets
will also lx* sold at the door the
night of the jx*rfomance.
Brother Is Killed When
Struck by Automobile
ATKINSON — Funeral services
■were held Tuesday afternoon in
Rapid City, S. D., for Edward
Small, brother of C. F. Small,
His brother was killed when
struck by an automobile He and
his wife had been stalled in a
car during a snow storm, and
were walking for help when the
Mr. and Mrs. C. F Small at
tended the services.
NOV. 34 MR AND MRS. E.
L. "DICK’’ FERNAU CLOSING
OUT SALE. 115 head of cattle,
full line of machinery, lots of
feed and hay. Sixteen rniJes
north of O’Neill on Hwy 281 to
Midway, 4 miles east and 4
miles north to the place. Ed
Thorin Auction Service.
complete listing in this
issue of the Frontier.
NOV. 25 - JOE J. JELINEK
Sc SONS PUREBRED HERE
FORD SALE. Selling 35 bulls and
15 females at Creighton Livestock
pavilion, Creighton, Nebraska.
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