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Volume 81—Number 30 O'Neill, Holt County, Nebraska, Thursday, November 16, 1961 Seven Cents
Bristow Farmer
Killed in
Truck Mishap
BRISTOW A S^year-old
Bristow farmer, Edwin Hrxxl,
was killed Thursday night when
has pickup truck went out of
control on a township road eight
miles southeast of Spencer and
pinned him underneath the
Ills iMKly was discovered by
his wife who had become con
cerned about bis lateness In
returning. Mrs. Hood and a
neighbor, Ib-ruard Kocin, Bris
tow, got a tnwtor and pulbsl
ttic truck off Hood's ImmIv.
Boyd county Sheriff Claude Col
lins believed that a door on
Hood's truck had come open and
when he attempted to close it he
lost control of the truck and it
overturned. He was alone in the
Funeral services were held
Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the Trinity
lAilliernn church at Bristow, con
ducted by the Rev. Robert Petcr
son. Interment, under the direc
tion of the Jones Funeral home
ut Spencer was in the Bristow
Edwin Hood was lx>m April 18,
1927 to James R. and Onio A.
Kreger Hrxxl in Holt county. He
was married to Iona Faye Beie
ler April 11, l‘H(i at Hood River,
Ho is survived hy his wife,
Iona; one daughter, Donna June;
two sons. Tony and Jackie; his
mother, Mrs. Onie Hood, Butt“;
five sisters, Mrs. Francis Ober
mire, Hrxxl River, Ore., Mrs. C.
M. Young, Reno, Nev., Mrs.
I/>rence Remter, Bristow, Mrs.
Albert Stroh, The Dalles, Ore.,
;u«l Mrs. B. K. Lindgren, Port
land, Ore., anti four brothers,
Jim anrl Delbert, Butte. Harry,
Stuart, and John, Portland, Ore.
Pallbearers were Max Allen.
Eddie I Van Danielson. Tom Ku
bik, Emil Prokop, Willard Lanrl
holm and I.'mil Tejral.
Union Service
PSanned Here
A Union Thanksgiving service
will be held at the First Metho
dist church in O’Neill Wednes
day. Nov. 22. at 8 p.m. sponsored
by the O'Neill Ministerial as
The service will include special
music and a message. There will
t>e a special offering taken for
the work of the Ministerial as
sociation. An open invitation is
extended to all who would like
to attend.
Ministers and members of the
following churches are participat
ing, Wesleyan Methodist, As
sembly of God, First Presby
terian and First Methodist.
Card Shower Planned
For Mrs. Vandersnick
EWING — Friends in the Ew
ing and Clearwater communities
arranged a card shower for Mrs.
John Vandersnick who celebrated
her birthday today (Thursday) at
the Stuart Rest Home where she
has been bedfast for the past
several years.
Mrs. Vandersnick made her
home in the Ewing and Clear
water communities for many
years. Her niece, Mrs. Joe Kac
zor. informs Mrs. Vandersnick's
friends that she would greatly
enjoy receiving cards, even be
lated ones.
Two Holt Men Leave
For Army Induction
Two Holt county men left Mon
day for induction into the ser
vice and 14 were called for
physicals the same date, accord
ing to the local Selective Service
Inducted were Thomas E. Lan
gan. O'Neill, and Veldon G. Gray.
Mrs. Henderson Named
Fund Drive Chairman
ORCHARD - Mrs. Forrest
Henderson has been named
general chairman for the 1961
fund drive for the Muscular Dis
trophy Foundation of Nebraska.
The drive is held each Novem
ber. Funds are needed for re
search and supplying patients
with wheel chairs, braces and
porto-lifts, said Mrs. Marvin
Treager, state president of the
Donations may la? sent to Mrs.
Henderson at Orchard.
Services Held
Wednesday for
Mrs. J. Graham
Funeral services were held
Wednesday morning in O’Neill
for Mrs. James Graham, 83, O’
Neill resident who died Monday,
Nov. 13, at Genoa.
Monsignor Timothy O'Sullivan
conducted the rites at St.
Patrick’s church. Burial was in
Calvary cemetery.
Anna Josephine Graham was
born April 14, 1878 at Ulysses to
Patrick and Mary McCoy Gor
man. She was married to James
C. Graham who preceded her in
She is survived by two sons,
Phillip E., Indianapolis, Ind., and
James C., Ixdroit, Mich.; three
daughters, Mrs. Blanch Olson and
Mrs. Henry Troshynski. both of
Detroit, and Mrs. Lucille Schaf
fer, Colorado Springs, Colo.;
three brothers, Ix?o Gorman,
Sward, John Gorman, Wheat
land. Wyo., and Charles Gorman,
Portland, Ore., and three sis
ters, Frances Austin, Portland,
and Nora Fahey, Chicago, 111.
Rites Held for
Seth Simonds,
Lynch Farmer
LYNCH Funeral services
were held here Thursday, Nov. 2,
for Seth II. Simonds, 74, former
Lynch farmer, who died at Lin
coln October 30 after an illness
of five years.
The Rev. Alfred Heitzman,
Broken Bow, officiated at the
rites in the Seventh Day Adven
tist church. Interment was in the
Alford cemetery.
Seth Howard Simonds was horn
June 5, 1887 to Vernon and Julia
Simonds at Walnut Grove. He
moved with his parents when a
small boy to a farm northeast of
Lynch and spent most of his life
in Boyd county with the exception
of 6 years in South Dakota, 15
years in Knox county and the
past three years in Lincoln.
He was married to Myrtle
Lewis at Fairfax, S. D., Septem
ber 17, 1912. To this union were
born seven children. Two sons,
Donald in infancy, and Howard
in September, 1939, preceded him
in death.
Surviving are his wife, Myrtle;
sons, Cecil A., Duane L., Darrel
W. and Gene E.; one daughter,
Valta; 13 grandchildren, and two
brothers, Glen P. and Harry R.
Uhlirs Honored
For Work in
VENUS — Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Uhlir of this community were
named Knox County Conservation
winners recently at a Sioux City
The Uhlir ranch consists of
3,100 acres. Besides the herd of
cattle ot the ranch, there are
seven buffalo and three Texas
Langhoms. The family has 'uved
on the place for eight years. A
son. Franklin, helps his family
with the ranch work since his
return from National guard train
ing a year ago. A daughter, An
nette. is employed at the Bank
of Verdigre.
APPROXIMATELY 706 VISITORS from ttb area and surrounding communities were present for
the open house held Sunday at the newly -construct St. Mary’s convent. Tours were conducted for
the visitors and refreshments were served by Friends of St. Mary’s. Many gifts were presented to the
Sisters in their new home. A part of the crowd is shown here inspecting the new chapel. The Sisters
expressed their appreciation this week to the Friends of St. Mary’s for organizing and conducting the
open hsose program; also expressed were their appreciation and thanks for the gifts presented to them.
SIIRINKRH C. R. FOREE AND PAUL SIIIERK (center) present a chirk for $100 to Mother
Frances at St. Anthony's hospital Thursday morning on behalf of the Sandhills Shrine Club of North
Central Nebraska. The check respresents a portion o the proceeds realized at the annual Shrine circus.
All proceeds were turned over to hospitals to be us d on equipment for the care of crippled children. Mr.
Shlerk was chairman of the circus committee.
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George van Everys Feted
On Golden Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. George E. Van
Every, O’Neill, celebrated their
golden wedding anniversary Wed
nesday, Nov. 8, and in obser
vance cf the event were guests
of honor at a dinner planned by
their children and held in the
h me of taeir daughter, Mrs. Carl
Miller, at Norioik Sunday.
All of their children were able
to oe present for the dinner. Pre
sent were Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Miller and sons, Carl and John,
Norfolk, Mrs. Levi Fuller and
son, George, O Neill; Mr. and
Mrs. Virgu Johnson and sens,
Jerry, Eddie and Rickey, Lincoln;
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Van Every
and sans, Jim and Bill, Perry,
la.; Mr. and Mrs. Dean Van Ev
ery and children, Liz, Mark and
R oert, Omaha, and Mr. and Mrs.
Marvm Van Every and daughter,
Norfolk. Also present were Mr.
and Mrs. Ren Harmon, Norfolk,
Phyllis Baker and Diane McGuire,
The couple has 12 grandchild
Mr. Van Every was born near
Biunswick to Mr. and Mrs. Nel
son Van Every. Mrs. Van Every
is rhe former Matilda E. Brad
ley, born at Inman to Mr. and
Mrs. Horace Bradley.
The couple was married No
vember 8, 1911 at the courthouse
in O’Neill by Judge Malone. They
were attended by her sister, Pearl
Bradley, and brother, Eddie Brad
ley, and brother, Eddie Bradley.
With the exception cf three
years spent in Bristow, Mr. and
Mrs. Van Every have resided all
of their married life in Holt coun
ty. Van Every retired four years
ago after 10 years as overseer of
state construction and mainten
ance work.
Since retirement his greatest en
joyment comes from gardening.
Mrs. Van Every loves sewing and
has made many quilts and rugs;
also crocheted pieces.
Local Cattle Breeder
To Be Interviewed
Everett Miner, well known cat
tle breeder, O'Neill, will be in
terviewed on WNAX Radio
Thursday, Nov. 23, at 6:50 a.m.
by Lyle Hansen, WNAX farm
Squeeze Play!
John Harder, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Dwight Harder, O’Neill,
has really been “cramming”
for knowledge while a student
at Hastings college.
lie recently participated in a
record breaking experiment.
October 31 students crammed
into an 11x17 room at college
and managed to squeeze in 178
persons. A New York college
beat that record with 198 so not
to be bested, the Hastings group
tried it again Wednesday, Nov.
8. Tlds time they set a new
record—337 students.
John writes his folks that
several television pictures were
taken and that one of the pic
tures would make a good de
odorant ad with the caption:
“Can You Stand Being Close?”
Academy Names
Honor Students
St. Mary’s academy has an
nounced the honor students for
the past six weeks of school.
They are: Seniors, Rita Corkle,
James Decker, Richard Pon
gratz, James Spitzenberger,
Kathleen Weier and Mary Rich
ards: juniors, Barbara Beelaert,
Carmen Benze, Joan Hoffman,
Rosemary' Mahony, Ruth Ann
Muff, Marvin Peter, Mildred
Schmitz, Beverly Steskal and Jim
Sophomores, Kathy Bosn. Mar
garet Conway, Charles Corkle,
Marilyn Donohoe, Cecilia Dziow
go. Helen Gokie, Sue Gonde
ringer, Michael Hammond, Jean
ne Lohaus, Joseph Shoemaker,
Suzanne Stewart, Linda Stuifber
gen, Jolene Stutz and Terry Tom
Freshmen, Ellen Artus, Mary
Ellen Beha, Reynold Bosn, Terry
Brown, Sue Cavanaugh, Robert
Devoy, Mary Gonderinger, Vilia
Gray, Dorothy Havranek, Carol
Lewery, Gayle Murphy, Joan
Peter, Owen Shoemaker, Renne
Spittler, Ellen Stutz, Vera Thom
son, Frances Zakrzewski and
Paul Kamphaus.
Rites Held for
Mrs. T. Norwood
At Lynch
LYNCH — Funeral services
were held Tuesday morning at
Lynch for Mrs. Theodore Nor
wood, 78, who died Friday, Nov.
10 at her home north of Lynch.
The Rev. Glenn Dyer conducted
the services in the Wesleyan
Methodist church. Burial was in
the Highland cemetery at Lynch
under the direction of the Jones
Funeral home at Lynch. Pall
bearers were her grandsons.
Laura Christine Norwood was
bom July 11, 1883 at Wisner to
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Mikkel
son. She was married to Theo
dore Norwood November 2, 1901
at Butte. Mr. Norwood preceded
her in death.
Survivors are five daughters,
Mrs. Pat Cassidy. Lynch, Mrs.
Daniel Kirwan, Bristow, Mrs.
Carl Jetter, Baltimore, Md., Mrs.
Robert Walker, Eagle, and Miss
Lilia Norwood, Lynch; 19 grand
children; 41 great grandchild
ren, and one sister, Anna Hurl
bert, Ord.
Ervin Hilligas Hurt
By Enraged Cow
CHAMBERS — Ervin Hilligas,
70, Chambers, received a broken
neck Monday, Nov. 6, when he
was attacked by a cow at the
home of his son, Lloyd, who re
sides east of Chambers.
Hilligas was taken to the At
kinson Memorial hospital in a
critical condition but is reported
to be in an ‘ improved” conditicai
this week.
jruan woman rmea
On Petit Larceny
Count Here Nov. 8
Mrs. Mary J. Kohle, Stuart,
was fined $100 on a petit lar
ceny charge in Holt county court
Nov. 8. She was ordered to pay
double restitution for $13.05 worth
of merchandise and court costs.
Mrs. Kohle admitted taking the
merchandise from the New Out
law store and pleaded guilty to
the charge.
She also admitted in court tak
ing merchandise fr m other
stores in O Neill the same day,
but no further charges were filed.
Stores represented by managers
or owners at the trail were Lee
stores, Apparel Shop, Style Shop,
Gambles, Safeway, J. C. Penny,
Ben Franklin, Devoy Rexall,
J. M. McDonald’s, and Coast tc
Coast. Following the trial the
merchandise was returned to the
Plan Rites for
J. F. Spindier
Funeral services will be con
ducted here Friday for J. Frank
Spindier, 86, retired O’Neill far
mer, who died Tuesday, Nov. 14,
at Genoa following an illness from
February 13, 1959.
The Rev. Glen Kennicott will
conduct the services at 3 p.m.
in BigLin’s chapel. Burial will be
in Prospect Hill cemetery.
J. Frank Spindier was born
September 2, 1«75 at Pennsylvan
ia to A. J. and Mary Fike Spind
ier. He came to Holt county in
1879 from his native state.
On September 24, 1905 he was
married to Bela Madison al
Meek. Mrs. Spindier preceded hm
in death.
Survivors are one son, Alan
Bellevue; one daughter, Mrs
William Forsberg, O’Neill; z
half-brother, William Devall
Spencer, and a half-sister, Tes
sie Wright, Cleveland, O.
Rural Teachers
Meet Tuesday
Holt County Rural Teachers as
sociation members met Tuesday
evening, Nov. 7, at the O’Neill
public school for a regular ses
sion under the direction of the
president, Merle Sehi.
A treasurer's report was given
by Mrs. Mabel DeVall and new
business items were discussed.
It was agreed that the rural
schools would gather bundles of
clothing to be sent to the needy
people of the southern states.
The clothing will be brought to
the January 11 meeting.
A track meet for the rural
children will be held next spring.
Lights for the Exhibit hall were
discussed, and further informa
tion will be presented at the next
meeting November 27.
Mr. Decker, Lincoln, will speak
to the rural and town teachers at
the high school auditorium.
Following the meeting, Helen
Martens showed slides of her trip
to the east coast Lunch was
served by Groups 1 and 2.
Workshop Planned on
Mentally Retarded
A workshop cm mental retarda
tion, its problems and opportuni
ties. will be held Sunday in the
Methodist church at Bassett from
7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
It will be sponsored by the
Northeast District of the Metho
dist Church Christian Social Con
cerns. All individuals and groups
are invited to attend by R. D.
Peterson, district director.
Social Security
Agent Here Nov. 22
Gail Robert, field representa
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 22.
Men between ages 62 and 65
are invited to inquire about ap
plying for reduced rates.
Christmas Ideas Day 1
Planned Here Today
A third annual Christmas
Ideas Day will be held today
(Thursday* at the O'Neill legion
hail under the sponsorship of the
Holt County Extension council.
The event is open to the public
The exhibit will open at 11 a m.
anil will close at 4 p.m. Featured
this year will be Christmas foods
of foreign origin. Many of these
examples will be sold and the
proceeds will go to the State 4-H
camp at Halsey.
Christmas wrappings will be
demonstrated as well as many
other holiday ideas for gifts and
There is no charge for the ex
SWCD Banquet
Set Tonight
Alltickets have been sold for
the World Herald banquet which
will be held Thursday, (tonight*
at 7 p.m. at the Presbyterian
church to honor the supervisors
of the Holt Soil and Water Con
servation District.
There will be no tickets for sale
at the door for the banquet
To be honored Thursday eve
ning are Walter Kick, Inman; El
mer Vogel. Stuart; Elmer Jura
cek, O'Neill; Robert Witherwax
and Merwyn French sr., Page,
members of the board of aopervi
sors. Honor will also he given to
the top conservation families and
schools in the county.
Rites Planned
Today for
Ben Stevens
PAGE Benjamin Bennett
Stevens, 82. retired farmer at
Page, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, at
9 a.m in St. Anthony’s hospital,
Funeral services will be held
today (Thursday) at 10 a.m. in
St. Patrick’s church at O’Neill.
Monsignor O'Sullivan will con
duct the services. Interment will
l>e in Calvary cemetery.
Benjamin Bennett Stevens was
bom June 27, 1879 at Fort
Branch, Ind., to James M. and
Emeline Duncan Stevens. He
came to Holt county in 188J from
He was married April 8, 1907 at
St. Patrick's church, O'Neill, to
Mary Ellen Boyle. His wife pre
ceded him in death September 19,
He is survived by three child
ren, one son, Edward, Sioux
Falls, S. D.; two daughters,
Catherine and Hellice, both of
Page, and one brother, Earl,
Pallbearers will be Edward
• Cavanaugh, Chambers; Joe Ra
mold, George Ramold, Ed Boyle,
Pat Boyle and Vem Wrede, all of
Sarah Evans
Honored on
98th Birthday
VENUS — Mrs. Sarah "Grand
ma” Evans quietly observed her
98th birthday Wednesday, Nov.
This extended age isn’t a
rarity to her family, however,
as she has a sister, Mrs. Ellen
Sproul, Washington State, who
is 92 years of age.
Grandma Evans received many
gifts and cards on her birthday
and especially enjoyed the visi
tors as she likes company. She
has been bedfast for the past four
years as she suffered a stroke
October, 1957 and her left side
is paralized.
She is being cared for by her
daughter, Mrs. Lavada Ernest,
i Creighton, and her son, C. O.
Evans. Another son, Fletcher
Evans, resides at Sidney. She has
eight grandchildren and several
great grandchildren.
r ruck. Station wagon Hit;
Nine Suffer Minor Injury
Three Men Charged
With Abduction
According to word received
from Charles Mix county attor
ney Paul Kern, additional char
ges of abduction have been filed
against three local men, Thomas
Zakrzewski sr., Dean B wman
and Frank Oberle. Tlie charge
against the three results from an
incident involving an Indian girl
at Lake Andes last June
A preliminary hearing has been
slated early next week according
to Kern.
The three men earlier were
charged with second degree rape
and have been bound over to dr
cuit court on that charge They
are currently free on 11,000 bond
Meek Youth Hurt
In Power Winch
MEEK Gary Wilson, Lynch,
sustained a cut on his left arm
Sunday afternoon when his coat
sleeve became caught in a power
winch, pulling his arm and hand
into the machinery.
He was taken to the Lynch
hospital for medical attention.
About 25 stitches were taken to
{•lose the wound. He was able to
return to his home billowing
The accident occurred while
Wilson was helping Bud Mitchell
move the old District 1 school
house, recently purchased at auc
tion, to the Frank Wyant farm
near Redbird.
Inman School
Open House
Held Tuesday
INMAN Opes house for par
ents was held Tuesday morning,
Nov. 7, at the Inman public
school at which time the visitors
were present for various classes
in the high school and grades.
Refreshments were served in
the auditorium by the seventh
and eighth grade girls.
Beginning this week school will
start at 9 a m. and be dismissed
at 3 pm. November 22 for
Thanksgiving vacation. School
will resume November 27 at 9
The first basketball game of the
season will be held at Inman Fri
day night when the local boys
play St. Boniface, Elgin.
Scoreboard Donated
For New Royal Gym
ROYAI- A scoreboard and
time clock were installed in the
school gymnasium last week at
the cost of $500.
About half of the cost was con
tributed as a memorial to the
late Glenn Rundquist who was an
outstanding Royal high school
athlete during 1928 to 1931. The
board of education financed the
remaining cost. A plaque is being
obtained by Mrs. Glenn Rund
quist to place with the memorial.
Graveside Rites Held
For Frickel Infant
ATKINSON — Graveside rites
were held at the Woodlawn ceme
tery in Atkinson Friday morning,
Nov. 3, for the infant daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Frickel,
Mrs. Frickel is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Pacha,
Atkinson. Ronald Frickel’s par
ents are Mr. and Mrs. Conrad
Frickel also of Atkinson.
CHAMBERS A station
wagon Iw-aring two adults and
eight children collided with a
dump truck three miles west erf
town Friday, ('.suiting in minor
bruise* anil cut* to the driver*
and jvixwtigcr*
The accident imurml nt an
Intersection at *.*•'. a.m. on
llighuny ®.V The Kcv. t ir|
Schwenk was the ilrlvrr of the
station wagon amt filling with
hint were Ids wtle, five child
n*ti, the two small daughters of
>lr. and Ill's, .lurk OirlslUu*
sen and the young son ul Mr.
anti Mrs. Ernest Ihirrr.
I triver of ttic dump truck,
wltieh was loaded with clay. \v»*
Kenneth Lidgett, 21, <rf (Tin in
Imts l.idgett was driving smith
unit hail turned out on the high
way where it collided with the
station wagon which was headed
east, enroute to school In tliam
tiers The truck rolled, landing
on its right side on the car
All victims of the nrr'dint
were tnkfjn to a doctor in O Neill
for a medical examination The
tat ion wjagon w as deniotislied,
and the tinn-k damage Wan < ti
mated at $.'500.
Louis Turek
To Address
Lions Nov. 22
District Governor, I/uns J.
Turek, Uons International, will
visit the Uons rlub of O'Neill
Wednesday. Nov. 22 Uon Turek
is manager of a credit ami col
lodion agency with offices at
The purpose of Ids visit will
In- to advise and assist the
president, secretary, <»ffloers,
dlrei'tors and member* of the
local club on matters |w-rtnln
ing to IJons lulmlnstratlon and
the lions' program of humani
tarian service.
Uon Turek is one of the 374
district governors who supervise
the activities of the 15,500 plus
Uons clubs Uons International
was formally founded in 1917 in
Dallas, Tex. On June 30. this
year there were Lions dubs in
113 countries with a membership
of over 629,000.
Sale Dates
NOV. 17 — 3 Schot.lbouaeg and
equipment near Ewing. Sale
starts at No. 227 locat'd 3%
southwest of Ewing on the Ew
ing-Chambers road, then 2 milei
south. Ed Thorin, auctioneer. See
ad in this issue.
head Hereford cattle, full line of
farm machinery. Located 6 miles
west from the north edge of
Atkinson ami *« mile south. First
National bank of Atkinson, clerk.
SALE. At the ranch located 1
mile south, 2 miles east ami 2
miles sojth of Bartlett. 32 head
of cattle, full line of farm ma
chinery, feed and grain and
household goods. Ed Thorin auc
tion service, O’Neill, and Chuck
Mahoney, auctioneers.
See complete listing In this
issue of the Frontier.
FORD SALE Selling 33 bulls and
15 females at Creighton Livestock
pavilion, Creighton, Nebraska.
|5££8I|.' H=«r '3®*^=* V*■*'T".?' -
t DAIRY CATTLE WERE A POPULAR Item on the Dick Feratio farm sale Tuesday. Hers la
t shown part of the large crowd that attended the sale watching Auctioneer Ed Tborfn (arm upraised
in checkered jacket) as he cries the sale. Auctioneers Chuck Mahoney and Roy Kirwan also worked
. toe sale. This was another highly-successful farm sale advertised through The Frontier’s one-stop
weather-guaranteed Farm Sale service.