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_ Volume 83-Number 4 O'Neill, Holt County, Nebraska, Thursday, May 16, 1963 Ten Cents
At SMA Hold
Dinner - Dance
‘‘Some Enchanted Evening”
was the theme of the junior
senior dinner dance of St. Mary's
academy, held Friday night at
the parish hali.
The mothers of the junior class
prepared the dinner. Mrs. John
Stulft-cigen, was the chairman of
the dinner program.
Jim Peters was the toastmas
ter. The welcome was given by
Charles Gjrkle, president of the
junior class, Jim Wilson, presi
dent of the senior class, gave the
response. A musical selection was
given by a hoys quartet (Bill
Prusg Mike Hammond, Joe Shoe
maker and Mike Zulkaski) ac
companied on the piano by Jean
Toasts to the seniors were giv
en by JoAnn Miles, Mike Gallag
her, Margaret Conway and Terry
The junior girls sang "Alma
Mater” followed by Monsignor
O'Sullivan greetings to the stu
Sister George is the Junior
A dance followed.
Margie Gilg Wins
Top Honors as
Margie Gilg, Atkinson, won top
honors in the Senior Division <>f
the 4 H Timely Topics Public
speaking Contest in O’Neill Sat
ur 'ay. Margie received a purple
ribbon and will compete in the
District Contest at Halsey on
Tuesday, May 28. The title of
her talk was “We must not Fal
ter Now”. Margie is a member
of the Clover 4-H club.
Other senior division contes
tants were Doraellen Ferris, At
kinson and Dolores Zakrzewski,
O’Ne 11. Doraellen is a member
of the Clover 4-H club and re
ceived a blue ribbon for her
talk - “4-H, A Way of Life". Do
lores, a member of the Prairie
Flats 4-H club, received a red
ribbon for her talk entitled “Our
Valuable 4-H Clubs”.
Contestants under 14 years of
age who competed in the Junior
Division and the ribbon they re
ceived were: Glenda Sorensen,
O'Neill, purple; Norma Walton,
Atkinson, blue; John Mathis, At
kinson, red; Shirley Funk, Ew
ing, red; and Gary Ferris, At
Judge for the contest was Mr.
Brooke Anson of O'Neill Public
School. Ribbon awards for each
contestant are provided by KFAB
radio. The senior division win
ner received a pen from the
Ninety four rural eighth grad
ers will receive their diplomas,
Friday afternoon at the O'Neill
public school auditorium.
The program will be opened
with the Invocation given by the
Rev. Berniece Hubby followed by
several musical selections given
by students from different dist
Supt. H. L. McCby will give
the main address on “What Is
Miss Alice L. French, county
superintendent will present the
diplomas to the eighth graders.
The afternoon program will be
closed with Rev. Hubby giving
Drayton Named Prexy
Of Niobrara River Group
Members of the Niobrara River
Basin Development Association
held their annual meeting Tues
day evening at the O'Neill Coun
try Club. Alfred Drayton was
elected president. Judge Smith,
secretary - treasurer, and Gil
Poese, president elect.
Approximately 90 persons were
on hand for the meeting and
PUBLIC SPEAKERS — Taking part in the
public speaking contest held Saturday at the Court
house Annex were (front row) Norma Walton.
i'aii.'a Ferris, Deio.es - ursxwJt. and Margie
Gilg. Back row, Shirley Funk. Glenda Sorensen,
John Mathis and Gary Ferris.
<.I;0( NI)I5Ki:\KIN<; CEREMONY — On hand for the turning
of the first spadeful of dirt for the new Senior Citizens home were
(left to right) Oil I'oese, John It. Callagher, Bill McIntosh, Judge
Frank Cronk, Robert Golden, Howard MansOn, Kill Griffin, Mr.
Richardson and Kenny Curran.
Ann Johnson, Terry Kurtz Named as
Top Students at O'Neill Public School
Fifty - seven O’Neill Public
school seniors received diplomas
during the commencement exer
cises, Wednesday evening in the
High School auditorium.
Ann Johnson, valedictorian of
her class, was awarded the Board
of Regents scholarship at Dana
college and Regents scholarship
at the University of * Nebraska.
Terry Kurtz was named saluta
Delivering the main address
was Melvin P. Olson, of the Slate
Board of Education and his topic
was entitled “The Dcor Closes”. ,
Others receiving awards were
an athletic schlorship to the Un
iversity of Neb-aska to Richard
Hill and a $25 award to Kenneth
Reynoldson, from the Simonson
Post No. 93, O’Neill.
Marvin Miller, principal, pre
sented the 1953 class and Henry
J. Lohaus, president of the Board
of Education presented them
The Rev. Glenn Kennicott gave
the Invocation and the benedic
Baccalaureate services were
held Sunday evening with the Rev
Kennicott as guest speaker.
Members of the 1963 graduating
class were: John A. Baker, Ga;y
G. Brewster, Sally Jane Barney,
Georgetta M. Clyde, Dennis R.
Cook, Richard O. Devall, Dennis
Richard Drayton, Larry W. Dob
rovolny, Donald D. Eppcnbach,
The O’Neill Lions club has
announced that they will again
sponsor the annual Rodeo Parade
this year. The parade this year
is slated for Friday evening, June
Any firm or organization wish
ing to enter the parade is asked
to contact a member of the Lions
club as soon as possible.
Prize money for the winning
floats in the non-commercial di
vision will again be furnished by
the O'Neill Chamber of Com
merce. Prizes of $75. $50 and
three $25 prizes will be awarded.
Jeanie K. Foreman, Kenneth R.
Franklin, Richard M. Frost, Sar
ah A. George.
Diane Jean Graves, Joyce E.
Harmon, Richard L. Hill, Ann L.
Johns n,- Ronald E. Ka'lhoff.
Russell R. Kopejtka, Terrence C.
Kurtz, Donald L. Linquist, Ro
berta C. Maschi, Ricnard C.
Marcellus, Lonnie C. McKim
Michael E. Miller, Sharon Lu
cille McLeish, Betty Ann Morrow.
Kenneth F. Peacock. Steven R.
Piano Students Hold
Around 100 relatives and friends
attended the annual spring re
cital of Mrs. Howard Manson fea
turing her piano and organ stu
dents. It was held Tuesday eve
ning at the courthouse annex.
Those participating in the pro
gram were Jean Pruss, Mary
Asimus, Mary Bright. Susan
Cleveland, Steve Whitwer, Allen
Ofe, Beth Pruss, Cheri Holsclaw,
Mary Indr a, Lynn Franklin, Lor
ene Lorenz, Janice Heiss, Robert
George, Mary Dufek. Marcia
Hill, Cherie Kipple, Christine
Janousek, Jimmy LaRue. Bar
bara McVay, Patsy Dufek, Linda
Curren and Diana George.
The students presented a gift
of crystal to the teacher.
Peterson, Janet Lee Peterson,
Derold F. Perry, Kathryn Elaine
Perry, Gary Dean Plessel, Keith
J. Reynoldson, Kenneth G. Rey
Stephen J. Reynoldson, Daniel
Dean Schaaf, Roger L. Schon,
Judith Ann Smith, JC*in Robert
Strong, Beverly L. Strong, Rich
ard Lynn Switzer, Sharon R.
Velder, James Allan Van Vleck,
Juanita R. Warner, Esther U.
Young and Gailen LeRoy Young.
Held at Armory
Eighty-five guests attended the
annual special demonstration
sponsored by Home Extension
clubs of the O'Neill area. The
event was held at the Armory,
Mrs. Charles Beilin, O’Neill,
was chairman of the event. Clubs
and Chairman who assisted were:
Table decorations by Circle E.
club, Mrs. Jerry Wheeler; re
gistration, What Not Club, Mrs.
Don Younie; serving, Cactus
Ranchettes, Mrs. Art Mann; cof
fee, Golden Rod Club, Mrs.
Marlin Luber; cookies, Friendly
Neighbors, Mrs. Carol McKay;
games and door prizes, Star-Lite
club, Mrs. Charles Beilin.
Table settings and party idea
tables included: Mother’s Night
Out, Bridal Shower; Golden Rod.
Hawaiian Party; Willowdale, Bow
ling Party; Elkhorn, May Tea,
and Circle E, Easter.
Prizes for games were award
ed as follows: Lapel pins - Van
nie Nawman and Ruby Wayman;
Vases, Mrs. Hardin Anspach.
Mrs. Lawrence Haynes and Mrs.
Lynn Moore. Corsage door pri
zes were awarded Mrs. Minnie
Higgins, Mrs. Francis Curran.
Mrs. Albert Reynolds, Mrs. Mar
vin Richter and Mrs. Leonard 01
berding, Mrs. Rosa Bowers, Mrs.
John DeWitt and Miss Lorraine
A corsage was presented to
Mrs. Catherine Indra following
her demonstration on “Party
Time Tips” and a film on party
foods. Refreshments were served
at the close of the evening.
Page Legion to Host
Holt County Meeting
The Page American Legion and
Auxiliary will be hosts to the
Holt county meeting, Monday eve
ning at 8 p.m. at the Legion hall.
Army Band to Attend
Word has been received that
the 43rd Army Band will lie in
O’Neill June 30 for the dedica
tion of the new National Guard
Armory. The band consists of 28
Also on display at the dedica
tion will be two helicopters, a
large Minute Man missile, for
eign weapon, and a Corporal mis
sile. A three section map show
ing army installations will also
be on display.
Dignitaries expected for the
ceremony include Gov. Frank B.
Morrison, General Lyle Welch
and Senator Roman Hruska.
For Wheat Vote
Polling places for the May 21
referendum on marketing quotas
for the 1964 crop of wheat were
announced today by Ben Asher,
Chairman, Agricultural Stabiliza
tion and Conservation Commit
tee. Ballots may be cast by
eligible voters from 8 am. to
10 p m. on Tuesday, May 21, at
the Court House Annex Assembly
The Chairman explains that
wheat growers eligible to vote in
the referendum include (1) all
prod jeers of 15 acres or more
who have an interest in the 1964
farm wheat acreage allotment
and (2) those farm operators
(and other wheat growers on their
farms) with allotments of less
than 15 acres who elected by May
13 to participate as an allotment
grower in the 1964 wheat pro
gram. Such an election was made
by signing in the space provided
on the back of the allotment no
tice for the farm and filing the
notice at the A9CA County Of
If at least two-thirds of the
growers voting in the referendum
approve quotas for 1964-crop
wheat, price support will be avail
able to growers participating in
the wheat program at national
averages of $2 per bushel (on
“certificated” wheat — 80 per
cent of the normal yield of the
allotment acres, but not more
than the normal yield of the
planted acres) and $1.30 per bus
el on other (“noncertificated")
wheat grown within the allot
ment; and program payments
will be made for diverting wheat
acreage to an approved conserv
ing use. Marketing quota penal
ties will apply to the “excess”
wheat of allotment growers who
do not keep within their farm
allotments. The marketing quota
penalty will apply to farms with
allotments of less than 15 acres
whose operators did not choose
them to become allotment farms
by May 13 if the wheat exceeds
the larger of the allotment or
the small-farm base.
If the quotas are not approved
by the necessary two-thirds of
the growers voting, there will be
no quotas, no marketing penal
ties, no diversion payments, and
no “certificates” for the 1964
crop of wheat. Price support to
growers who keep within their
wheat acreage allotments would
drop to 50 per cent of parity.
Proclamation of wheat market
ing quotas is directed by legisla
tion whenever it is determined
that the supply of wheat likely
would be excessive in the absence
of wheat marketing quotas. The
supply of wheat for the 1964-65
marketing year, without quotas,
has been estimated to be 2,835
million bushels — more than dou
ble the estimated domestic dis
appearance and exports.
Marketing quotas have been in
effect continuously for the past
ten wheat crops, as approved by
growers voting in referendums
held annually on the question.
Ground Breaking Rite Held
For Senior Citizen Home
In O'Neill on
A hearing will be held June 4
at the Court House in O'Neill by
the State Railway Commission in
regard to the request by ttie
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy
Railroad for permission to dis
continue its custodian at the sta
tion at Page.
All persons interested in this
application may appear at the
hearing and present evidence,
either in support of or in opposi
tion thereto. The application is on
file in the office of the State Rail
way Commission where it may be
examined by interested parties
Persons appearing in a represent
ative capacity must be authoriz
ed to practice law.
Owing to the heavy docket, a
continuance will not bo enter
tained except for good cause
shown as set forth in Rule 6 4 of
the Rules of Practice and Pro
cedure before the Nebraska State
To Be Topic of
VALENTINE — Redmond
Sears, Merriman, President of
the Sandhills Cattle Association,
announced today that one of the
features of the Annual Conven
tion Program will be a Panel Dis
cussion on Range Management.
Members of the panel include,
Dr. Robert Koch, Lincoln, Chair
man of the Animal Husbandry
Department, University of Ne
braska, E. H. Shoemaker, Jr.,
Milldale Ranches, North Platte,
Emmett Brickley, Manager of the
Abbott Ranches, Alliance, and
Glenn Ledioyt, President of the
Byron Reed Co., Omaha.
Topics to be discussed by the
various panel members include.
Record Keeping & Finance. Cat
tle Management and Labor
Management. Those in atten
dance at the day-long Conven
tion, to be held at Ainsworth,
Nebraska, Saturday, June 1,
will have an op|>ortunity to dis
cuss topics of their choice with
the panel experts.
Sears stated that a large turn
out is expected for this years
convention and that anyone in
terested in the livestock business
is invited to attend. Other fea
tured speakers on the day-long
program include, Robert E
Hamilton, Vice President, Live
Stock National Bank, Chicago,
Bob Devaney, Head Football
Coach, University of Nebraska,
and Congressman Dave Martin
from Nebraska’s 3rd District.
Atkinson Iris Society
To Hold Show May 25
The Atkinson Iris Society has
announced its 15th annual iris
show will be heki on Saturday,
“Iris In Music,” is the theme.
The show will be staged in the
High School Audiiorijm and will
be open to the public from 2 p.m.
until 10 p.m. Admission is free.
Exhibition privilege is open to
all. Entries must be in place be
fore 11 a.m. day of the show.
Mrs. Walter Puckett is the gener
al chairman of the show com
Date H L Prec.
May 9 77 59
May 10 74 50
May 11 59 43 .41
May 12 67 47
May 13 74 40 .02
May 14 72 41
May 15 70 47
Tourney, Steak Fry
Planned Here Sunday
A mixed tournament and st.-uk
fry will t«‘ held this Sunday at
the O'Neill Country Club. Tee oft
time will tie from 1 to 2:30 p m
Memtiers are asked to bring their
own steaks for the stcakfry in
the evening. The rest of the sup
per will lx* available at the club.
Tournament chairmen are John
McCarville and Murv Johnson
For Hans Sass
Funeral service* for Han* Sass
jr., were held Wednesday morn
ing at St. Patrick's church with
Father Duffy officiating. Burial
was in Calvary cemetery.
Pallbearers were Anson Clos
son. Nick ami I^awrence Bohn,
Jim Boyle, Harry Lansworth and
Huns Sass, the son of Hans and
Bertha Deadluff Sass was Ixirn
February 28, 1898 and died May
12 at St. Anthony's hospital.
He was united in marriage to
Theresa Huffman at Creighton in
Survivors are his widow, son,
Henry, Cas|ier, Wyo., daughters,
Helen Sass, and Tina la-nny,
I/mg Pine, six grandchildren,
brothers, Henry. Norfolk, Fred.
Bloomfield, sisters, Mrs Minnie
Luekert, Creighton, Mrs. Eliza
beth Barker, Salem, Ore., and
Helen Peterson, Creighton
To Be Held Sunday
Baccalaureate will be held
Sunday evening, 7:30, at the Page
public school auditorium, with the
Rev. Robert Linder giving the
Commencement exercises for
16 seniors and five eighth grad
ers will be held Tuesday, May
21 at the school auditorium. The
Rev. Cecil Green, Norfolk, will
be the principal speaker.
< in Mini I !>i railing ceremonies
wen? held Wednesday morning at
the tile of the future Senior t*lti
/••ns home north of O’Neill. Turn
ing the first spadeful ot dirt urn
I low n rd Munson, Qwniler of
Cjoinineri ’«• secretary. and Wil
The new home being tmlll ty
Midwest Management Chrpiwa
turn will contain tht bedroom units
consisting of 21 private bedroom*
and IN double tiedrooms 0»mpb
tn»n date for th«* project is set for
Novemlwr I according to It II
Golden, manager of the company
Present for ifte groundbreaking
ceremony were It H Golden ami
Mr Richardson of Omaha. John
It Gallagher. Hill McIntosh
Judge Frank Cronk, Howard
Munson, Hill Griffin, Kctmy t or
ran ami Con Smith
On Honor Roll
At Wayne State
Beverly Bsrtak. Ewing, earned
all A grades in the second term,
and was among the eight student*
who appealed on the dean's hon
or roll at WSTC
The following from tills area
averaged at least 32 during the
term. (4.0 is straight A's)
Seniors Glenda Thomsen,
Orchard, Mary Fetrow and John
9ullivun, O’Neill. Juniors, Con
nie Johnson, O'Neill. Sophomores,
Douglas Shrader. F.wing, Eliza
belli Schneider, and Sonita WiU
son, O'Neill, Thom a Pair Mg,
Clearwater and Bonnie Cramly,
Freshmen — Danetiu Whitaker,
Chambers and I l ie Schoenefeld,
Social Security Agent
To Be in O'Neill May 22
Gail Robart, field represents
tivo of the Norfolk m rial security
office will be in the basement of
the Court House in O’Neill, from
9 30 a m. to 3 p m on Wednes
day, May 22
Inquire before you retire! If
you are at least 65, see your so
cial security representative.
Plans Complete for Trip
To Indianapolis "500"
A bank balance of $3,171.48 was
reported by Neil Harshfield, fi
nance committee chairman for
the ‘'500” fund, at the special
meeting of the O’Neill Band Boos
ters held Tuesday evening. This
includes the $500 given by the
Chamber of Commerce this week
and the $100 from the Sand hills
Shrine club. It does not include
the $300 from the Gillette and
Meadow Gold companies, nor
does it include the band student's
pledges of $10 each Some of the
money from the students is not
in yet. Those students who have
not given their pledges to Mr
Houston are asked to do so as
soon as possible.
The band students will hold
a “ear wash” Saturday on the
parking strip north of the public
school building, beginning at 8
a.m.; price per car wash in
$1.50. Call 63 for Pick up ner
vice. The service stations in O’
Neili donated their places of
business for the last car wash
and have offered their facili
ties again, but it is thought one
centralized location would be
easier to operate. However
more car wash equipment is
needed, some has already been
O'Neill Band students will op
erate the Johnson Drive In, Wed
nesday and Thursday, May 22
and 23, from 10 a m. to 11 p.m.
All profit to go to the hand.
The largest outlay of money
will lie for transportation, *2,300
to the United Motor Ways of
Grand Island Furnished for tills
will be three 37 passenger, air
conditioned buses with reclining
seats. These buses were manu
factured for Greyhound and have
extensive storage space. Also i®*
eluded is transportation in any
chosen restaurant whether on the
trip or while in Indianapolis
ami any transportation needed
while in Indianapolis The buses
can and will be locked whenever
The bus company cam!-, in.
.surance on the students and tii®
hnance committee has invested
*90 of the money earned for ad
ditional accident insurance which
ewers the students at ail times.
School insurance earned by Dis
trict 7 covers the instruments and
uniforms at all times
Mr Houston reported on trip ar
rangements and gave a partial
schedule of daily events, present
plan is for the buses to be at tb<r
school, Monday afternoon, M-sy
27, about 1 p.m. for loading, with
departure from O’Neill schedul
ed for 2 p.m. Large imtrjments
not in cases are to be wrapped is
Continued on back page
“500” FI ND DON ATION' — Dennis Houston
receives a check for S500 from the Chamber of
Commerce to be used for the trip to Indianapolis.
Shown here presenting the check is Howard Man
son, chamber secretary.
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