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Volume 83—Number 2 O'Neill, Holt County, Nebraska, Thursday, May 2, 1963 Ten Cents
Both O'Neill Schools Set
Commencement Dates
Melvin P. Olson, Director of
Administrative Services with the
Department of Education will be
the commencement speaker at
the ceremonies to be held Wed
nesday, May 15 at the O’NeiLl
public school.
Mr. Olson, a graduate of Wayne
State Teachers College and the
University of Nebraska will speak
on the subject “The Door Closes”.
He is presently serving as co
chairman of the Governor’s Coun
cil of Youth Fitness, is a mem
ber of the Mayor's Council of
Youth Fitness and of the Com
husker Council of Boy Scouts of
Commencement exercises for
St. Mary's Academy will be held
Wednesday, May 22 at 10 a.m. at
St. Patrick’s church. The Rev.
John McNally, pastor of St. Wil
liam’s Parish at Niobrara will be
guest speaker.
Grade school commencement
exercises for St. Mary’s will be
held Tuesday, May 21 at 8 at St.
Mariners Group
To Present Play
Abie's Irish Rose
For the fifth straight year the
Atkinson Presbyterian Mariners
are p-esenting an outstanding
three act play. On May 9 and 10
at 8 p.m. the curtain will go up
on “Abie's Irish Rose” under the
direction of Bernie Wilson. The
plays are well known for the
authenticity of costumes, furni
ture and sets. In preparation for
this year’s production, trunks arc
being raided for 191tH920 wed
ding dresses and other ladies ap
parel, spats, black hats and high
buttoned shoes.
Fifteen couples make up the
Mariners club. Included in this
year’s cast are Mariners Jack
and Joanne Steven, Charles
Shane, Robert Tingle, Jeanene
Hickok, Jim Puckett, Don Rzes
zotarski, and Gene Livingston.
The remainder of the group
makes up the behind the scenes
cast and after five years every
one knows his job well.
Since there are 45 off spring
within the Mariners baby-sitters
and grandmothers are heavily
relied upon. Most of the group
live in rural areas and over 100
miles are traveled by members
just getting to one rehearsal.
Open House Planned
Mr. and Mrs. Ermand Keyes
and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence
Hansen will entertain at open
house for Mr. and Mlrs. Floyd
Keyes ki honor of their 55th
wedding anniversary on Sun
day, May 5. The observance
will be held at the Hansen home
south of Inman from 2-30 to
4:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 5.
No gifts are request*, u.
Morrison Proclaims
May "Beef Month"
The month of May has been de
clared “Beef Month” in Nebras
ka, according to a proclamation
recently issued by Governor
Frank B. Morrison. Attending the
signing at the Capitol building
were Robert Y. Ross, Gordon,
president of the Nebraska Beef
Council; Mrs. Everett Brown, Va
lentine and Mrs. Elvin Adamson,
Nenzel, representatives of the
Nebraska Cow-Belles.
Winners Named
In Atkinson
Talent Contest
ATKINSON — Many persons
attended the Amatuer Contest at
the Atkinson high school auditor
ium Sunday evening sponsored by
the Golden Rod Garden club. For
ty-four contestants registered for
the program which included 32
single performances.
Winners in group one, age 1-10
years, were Rodney Stoicpart,
Newport, vocal, first; Patricia
Morgan, Atkinson, vocal, second;
Bonnie, Joy and Lois Addison,
Atkinson, /vocal trio, third.
Grojp two, 11-14—years, Deb
bie Hawthorne, Atkinson, piano
solo, first; Sheryl Harley and
Steven Harley, Atkinson, vocal
duet, second; Jane Jungman and
Mary Tingle, piano duet, third.
Group three, 14 years and ov
er, Dennis Crippen, Larry Poess
necker, Keith Hipke, Atkinson,
and Eric Garwood, Amelia, boy’s
quartet, first; Patricia Dvorak,
Patricia Schneider and Rita Mur
phy, girls’ trio, St. Joseph’s high
school, second; Ricky Stoicpart,
Joy Dvorak, tap dance number,
Judges were Mrs. Grace Pet
erson, Mrs. Emily Herley and
Mrs. Woodrow Melena, O’Neill.
Roger Hawthorne served as mas
ter of ceremonies.
According to Mrs. Frank Han
el, contest chairman, the event
netted approximately $300, which
the club plans to contribute to
the Atkinson Good Samaratin
Rites Held for
Ole Larson
At Chambers
Funeral services for Ole Lar
son, 89, were held April 27 at the
Methodist church at Chambers
with the Rev. Earl Hess officiat
ing. Burial was in the Chambers
Music was furnished by Mrs.
Letha Cooke and Stanley Lam
bert accompanied on the piano
by Mrs. C. V. Robertson.
Pallbearers were Herman Hol
comb, Gaius Wintermote, Leroy
Holcomb, Melvin Bell, Reuben
Peltzer and Ralph Adams.
Ole Larson, son of Lars and
Marie Olson Larson, was bom
May 28, 1874 in Denmark. When
he was eleven years old he came
to America with his family.
He was united in marriage to
Anna Marie Hanson, December
23, 1911 at Wisner. They became
the parents of three children.
The family lived on several
farms in the Chambers commun
ity before moving into town in
Mr. Larson has been an invalid
for a number of years.
Survivors include widow, Anna,
sons, Clarence, Chambers, Har
ry, O'Neill, four grandchildren,
one adopted grandchild and four
great grandchildren.
Holt County
TB Association
Holds Meeting
The Holt County Tuberculosis
Association held its spring meet
ing at O'Neill Monday evening.
Officers of the association are:
Mrs Robert Devoy, representa
tive director; Mrs. Ben Grady,
secretary; John Watson, treasur
er; Mrs. Robert Clements, Christ
mas 9eal chairman; Mrs. Ed
Gleeson, educational chairman;
Robert Clements, advertising
chairman; Mrs. Robert Gaylor,
Atkinson, chairman, and Mrs.
James P. Gallagher, general
The new budget including state
grants, educational materials and
x-ray survey expenses were ap
X-ray survey results were: To
tal x-rays in O’Neill, 2,658; At
kinson, 1,321; Suspicious of Tu
berculosis, O’Neill, 11, Atkinson,
8; other pathology, O'Neill, 114,
Atkinson. 57.
Pauline Kelly, field represen
tative from Omaha was a spec
ial guest.
Funeral Services
Held at Spencer
For M. Pucelik
Funeral services for Dr. Jer
ome Martin Pucelik, 68, Spencer,
were held Saturday at Our Sav
ior Lutheran church, Spencer.
Dr. Pucelik, who was a well
known dentist and banker died
April 24 in Lincoln. He was also
known for his work with the Boy
Dr. Pucelik was born in 1895 at
Dodge. He was a graduate of the
University of Nebraska College
of Dentistry and has practiced
dentistry in Spencer for 44 years.
He has been active in public
affairs and became an officer of
the Spencer State bank in 1931.
He was a member of the Nebras
ka State and the American Den
tal Association.
He married Lola Brinkerhoff,
June 30, 1926 and they became
the parents of two children.
Survivors include the widow,
Lois, son, Robert Dean and a
daughter, Patricia Joan.
One Accident
Reported Here
One accident, which occurred
last Thursday at the comer of
4th and Adams streets, was re
ported in O’Neill. A car driven,
by Caroyln Givens had backed
from a parking space in front of
St. Mary’s school and was pull
ing ahead when it struck a park
ed car belonging to Alfred Frost,
Verdigre. Approximately $200 da
mage resulted to both vehicles.
Rob Prouty was the investigat
ing officer.
Bassett Church
To Consecrate
New Edifice
A consecreation service will be
held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 in
the new Bassett Methodist church
marking the opening of the edi
fice. District Supt. Robert L. Em
bree will preach the consecra
tion service.
Morning Sunday school and
worship services will be held at
the church at 9:45 and 11 a.m. ac
cording to Rev. R. D. Peterson.
At 12:30 p.m. a covered dish
dinner will be held in the fellow
ship hall for members and
friends of the church.
The new church building, cov
ering 10,600 square feet, has been
erected at a cost of $135,000. It
contains, in addition to the sanc
tuary, an educational wing, par
lor, fellowship hall, kitchen fa
cilities, church office and pas
tor’s study. The entire building is
air conditioned.
LADIES NIGHT was observed Tuesday even ag by O’Neill Lions Club members. Fifty-five mem
bers and their wives were present for a special supper and program held at the Tropical Gardens.
Eighteen guests from Ainsworth also attended the evening program.
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O’NEILL PROMOTION SIGNS are being erected on roads lead
ing to O’Neill by individual businesses as well as the Chamber of
Commerce. C of C president K. L. VanVoorhis and Chamber secre
tary Howard Manson are shown here with a newly erected sign one
mile cast of O’Neill. Any O’Neill business m:ui wishing to purchase
one of these signs should contact Bob Clements as soon as possible.
County Weed
District Meets
Here Tuesday
The County Weed Districts of
Region IV met on April 30 at the
Court House annex in O'Neill t*•
discuss the many weed problems
in the various weed districts.
Chief of the State Weed and
Seed Division, Ellsworth Carl
son, Lincoln, conducted the meet
Weed problems and control
methods were explained and dis
cussed for various types in the
various areas. Proposals for the
state weed tour to be held in
September were announced and
the tour will include weed plots
in the Ainsworth and O’Neill ar
Twenty members of the various
county weed boards were pre
sent. Russell Nash, former chief
of the weed and seed division
and now a sales representative
of the American Chemical Com
pany, gave a talk on the var.ous
herbicides that control all weeds.
Edward O. Hosselet who is from
Argentina, South America, gave a
very interesting talk on weed
problems in Argentina. Mr. Hos
selet is now studying weed con
trol methods in Nebraska, Okla
homa, and Texas and enlighten
ed the group on many interesting
Sandhills Cattle
Group to Meet
At Ainsworth
Redmond Sears, Merriman,
President of the Sandhills Cattle
Association, announced today
that the Association Annual Con
vention will be held in Ainsworth
Saturday, June 1. The day-long
program, according to Sears, will
feature several outstanding speak
ers associated with the Livestock
Industry, as well as National and
State governmental personalities.
Co-chairmen of the June 1 event
are Lyle Williams and Dan Kozi
sek of Ainsworth.
Sears announced that the pro
gram is for both members and
non-members of the Association
and has invited all interested
stockmen and others to attend the
Houston to Attend
Guidance Institute
Dennis Houston, local band di
rector, has just received word
the he has been accepted to pr/
ticipate in a National Defense
Guidance Institute at New Mex
ico State University this summer.
This is a government grant scho
larship and will last for a period
of six weeks starting on June
There are a total of 29 other
grants given for this institute
throughout the U. S. The pur
pose of this institute is to better
train and qualify directors
throughout the U. S. for guidance
programs in secondary school
Danni Whitaker Named
All Around Cowgirl
Danni Whitaker, Chambers,
was named all around cow-girl
at the annual Intercollegiate Ro
deo held Saturday at Lincoln.
She also placed first in pole-bend
ing and barrell racing.
Danni is the daughter of Mr.
and M s. Verne Whitaker.
In the same event, Fred
Cr^nk, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Crcnk, Page, placed second in
the steer wrestling contest by
wrestling two steers in 22 sec
They both attend Wayne State
Teachers College.
Prairie Bible Team
To Appear at Chambers
A gospel team from the Prairie
Bible Institute, Three Hiils, Al
berta Canada, will be at Cham
bers May 7. A trumpet trio, with
Rev. J. M. Murray as speaker,
will present the Gospel in ser
mon and son in the Memorial
Baptist church.
Prai.'ie Bible Institute, with a
High School and Bible School en
rollmen of about one thousand, is
primarily a training Institute for
missionaries, pastors, and Chris
tian workers.
Holt ASC Office Open
Next Three Saturdays
The Holt County ASCS Office
will be open cm the th~ee foi ow
ing Saturdays, May 4, 11, and 18,
to accommodate farmers who
have questions concerning the
1964 Wheat Program.
FINAL INSPECTION' of the newly refinished runways at the O’N'etll airport wan finished Wed
nesday morning. Eugene Flueekinger of the State Aeronautics Commission, Mr. Koliha of the Federal
Aeronautical Agency and Charles Beers, consulting engineer were on hand to meet with the O’Neill
Airport Authority members and look over the runways. Shown here are Mr. Flueekinger, Mr. Koliha,
Alan VanVleck, Jim Rooney, Joe Contois, H. G. Kruse and Mr. Beers.
Sandhills Camporee
Planned at Long Pine
The Sandhills District Campo
ree will be held Friday and Sat
urday near Long Pine. This is an
opportunity (or scouts to prepare
for summer camp as well as to
participate in in Scoutcraft skills
and contests. The opening camp
fire will be at 8:30 Friday eve
ning and is open to the public.
To reach the camping area, fol
low the signs north from the
Pineview Drive-In theatre near
Long Pine.
Page High
Honor Roll
Students Named
PAGE — Allen Gross announc
ed the honor roll for this semes
ter as follows: seniors — Caroline
Max, Connie Nissen and Sandra
Alberts. Honorable mention —
Peggy Crumly, Diane Kemper,
Bruce Bowen, Karen Hams and
Lynne Boelter.
Junior, honorable mention, Tom
Sophomore — LuAnn Nissen.
Linda Thompson, Jean Finley,
Roberta Asher and John Crumly.
Honorable mention, Carolyn
Hallman, Donna Smith, Sliaron
EIsberry and Andrea Wettlaufer.
Freshmen — Jearne Nissen,
Dale Miller, Marilyn Max, Con
nie Sorensen and Virginia Sojka.
Honorable mention — Valjean
Parks and Ric Allen.
Junior high — Rollin Smith.
Honorable mention — Ellen Me
Cabe, Jerry Anson and Jerome
Stuart Bronchos
Take First Place
In Holt County
The Broncos of Stuart gallop
ed to their first Holt County
championship in quite some time
behind the winning performances
of their middle-distance runners.
The Stuart mile-relay team won
the final event to cinch top hon
ors and leave the Cardinals of
St. Mary’s in second place, only
4% points behind.
How they finished: Stuart, 53;
9t. Mary’s, 48%; Ewing, 32;
Chambers, 30; Atkinson, 25; St.
Joe 23; Page 11; O’Neill, 1%; In
man, 0.
The O’Neill High track squad
will travel to Ainsworth this Fri
day to compete in the first an
nual Rangeland Conference Track
meet. Schools from both the East
ern and Western Division of the
conference will tangle for the
top honor.
The Eagles will be relying
mostly on the performances of
Big Rich Hill in the weights
and I^arry Leib in the low hur
dles. Hill has already set new
records for OHS in the shot and
discus while Leib, in his junior
year, is a threat to chalk up a
new mark in the 180 shuttles.
A group of the Eagles’ under
classmen participated in the Holt
County Meet yesterday (Wednes
day). The only points for O’Neill
came from freshman Junior
Young, who tied for fourth and
fifth place in the mile run.
Ronald Jay Cohn
Observes Bar Mitzvah
Ronald Jay Cohn, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Philip L. Cohn, Sioux
City, la., observed his Bar Mitz
vah Friday evening, April 19 at
Mount Sinai temple.
A reception followed the serv
The Cohns are former residents
of O’Neill.
Final "500" Fund Project
Planned Here Saturday
Black Hills Line to
Begin Service Monday
Black Hills Stage Lines will be
gin through bus service from Om
aha to Rapid City Monday The
first bus traveling through O'
Neill oil the new schedule will
arrive at O'Neill at noon Monday
Due to road conditions in Uie
Chadron area the schedule wont
be able to serve Rushville, Hay
Springs ami Chadron but will go
to Gordon and then north to Hign
way 18 and on to Hot Springs and
Rapid City.
Nelson Revives Bill
To Sell School Land
Revival of the committee-killed
bill requiring the sale of sc I tool
lands when present leases ex
pire was moved in the Legisla
ture Tuesday by Sen. Frank Nel
son of O’Neill
The measure, LBG24, was killed
on a 5-2 vote of the Education
LB624 was si*insured by Bens.
Nelson, Don McGinley of Ogalla
la and Dale Erlewine of Grant.
Consideration of Nelson’s mo
tion was deferred to May 6
Diane Gillespie Wins
Superior at Norfolk
Dianne Gillespie received a
highly superior rating on her pi
ano playing at the district mus
ic contest held Sunday afternoon
at the Assumption Academy, Nor
Others in this area were Sharon
Mullendore, Ruth and Nancy
Watson, who received a superior
Mrs. I.orine Smith, who teaches
in the O’Neill (Miblic school sys
tem lias been chosen by the Jun
ior Clubs of the Nebraska Fed
eration of Women’s flubs, Inc.,
to receive a (ISO scholarship to
be used in attending the univer
sity of her choice.
Announcement of the award
was made by Mrs. Don Koiter
man, director of Juniors, NFWC,
Seward. Mrs. Smith will use the
scholarship to continue her work
in special education at the Cni
versity of Nebraska.
Th» O'Neill Community band
b< maters will stage the final big
fund raising project this Sstur
day in the form of a community
auction The auction will be held
on the St. Mary's playground
starting at 12 30 The services of
Charles Mahony, Wallace O
Connell, Verne and I-elgh Reyn
oldaon have been donated as at*
tioneers. The clerks foi the au<
tion will be the First National
Bank and the O'Neill National
This week also marks the nut
of the milk carton drive Further
details of the counting and burn
ing of the cartona will be given
next week The amount of money
left to raise to reach the ♦****•
goal la right at |UU> It la hoped
that the community auction amt
ll># milk carton drive will lake
care of Uua deficit The Band
Boosters, director aiut baud wish
to express their appreciation for
the cooperation in helping them
raise the necessary fuiwbs an they
might go to Indianapolis and ex
ploit the community of O'Neill
Rites Planned
Friday for
Henry Krier
Henry Krier, 89, O'Neill, died
Wednesday at the Atkinson Mem
orial hospital.
Funeral services will lx- held
Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. from
Riglin’s chapel with the Rev
Glenn Kennlcutt officiating. The
body will lay in state Thursday
from 3 until 8 p.m. and Friday
until tire funeral hour. Rurial will
l>e in the Pleasant Valley ceme
tery, north of O'Neill.
Henry Krier was born Septem
ber 24, 1873 at Farrlgut, la., the
son of Eugene and Katherine Ha
in.inn Krier.
In 1905 he moved from Dodge
county to O'Neill where he re
sided until his death
A sister, Eugenie Krier, sever
al nieces and nephews survive
Services Held
Saturday for
William Berry
Funeral service* for William
Berry, 89, were held Saturday
at Ihe Cleveland Presbyterian
church with the Rev. Herbert C.
Young officiating. Burial was in
the Cleveland cemetery.
Thomas Wilson Berry, bom
August 28, 1873 at Hiawatha,
Kan . was the son of William anil
Sarah Splcklemire Berry. He
came to Nebraska with his par
ents in 1879 and they settled on
a homestead 20 miles northwest
of Atkinson.
Mr. Berry took a homestead
two miles south of his father's
place when he was a young man,
and he lived in that community
for the remainder of his life.
He married Sarah Arm Smith,
January 21, 1894 and 13 children
were bom to them.
He is survived by sons, Her
bert, Oregon, Warren, Stuart.
William, Rogersville, Me., RoUo.
Stuart, daughters, Mrs. John <VW
olet) Montgomery. Kansas City,
Kan., Mrs. William (Cora) Finch,
Gordon, Mrs. Walter (Liovtna)
Montgomery, Valentine, Mrs.
Percy (Elsie) Sweet. Stuart, Mrs.
Roy (Ellen) Back, Lebanon, Mo.,
Mrs. James (Alice) Wright, Wen
atchee, Wash., Mrs. Francis
(Margie) Goebel, and Mrs. Ro
bert (Verna) Anderson, both of
Chelan, Wash.
Nelson to Compete
At Sioux City Relays
Bill Nelson, O’Neill, who is bu
sy gathering honors as a pole
vaulter at Wayne State Teachers
College will be shooting for an
other school record this weekend
as he enters the Sioux City Re
lays Friday.
Bill passed one of Wayne’s old
est track and field marks last
week with his 13’ 7” vault at the
Chadron Invitational, erasing the
13 foot record which was set in
Nelson also competed in the
high-powered Drake Relays Fri
day and Saturday, however be
did not place high enough to com
pete in the finals which were won
at 15’ T\
Nelson cleared 14’ in practice
once, but missed at that height
in the Drake preliminaries.
Verdigre Teacher Wins
Ak-Sar-Ben Recognition
Miss Mable A. Bruce, Verdigre,
has been named as one of 26 Ne
braskans who will receive the an
nual individual Ak-Sar-Ben Good
Neighbor Award for their unsel
fish and neighborly deeds during
the past year.
Miss Bruce will receive the hon
or for her work with children
over half a century, installing
patriotism and faith, while help
ing each child to achieve his own
intellectual identity.