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Volume 83—Number 7 O'Neill, Holt County, Nebraska, Thursday, June 6, 1963 Ten Cents
Two Couples Are Feted
On Golden Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Larsen
Mr. and Mrs. Bon Larsen, Ew
ing celebrated their golden wed
ding anniversary, June 2. at the
parlors of the First Methodist
church, Ewing, with open house
from 2 to 4 p m. One of their
attendants fifty years ago, Jorgen
Jorgenson, Norfolk, was present.
Mrs. Mary Malone, Camp Meek
er, Calif., attendant for her sis
ter fifty years ago was unable
to be present but called by tele
phone to congratulate the honor
ed couple. Many cards and letters
were received from distant rela
tives and friends.
Mrs. S. M. Burtwistle, niece of
the honored couple, was hostess
for the afternoon. Bouquets of
golden flowers were a part of the
decorations. The three tier cake
topped with an ornamental deco
ration centered the refreshment
table flanked by golden candles
in crystal holders. This was cut
by a niece, Mrs. Thomas Cole
man. Elgin. Coffee was served
by Mrs. John Till. Wood, S. D.,
and Mrs. Joseph Clinch. Omaha,
presided at the punch bowl. The
gifts were in charge of Karron
Robinson, Norfolk, and the guest
book, Mrs. J. L. Pruden, Ewing.
Others assisting were Mmes. L.
A. Hobbs, James Tinsley, H. R.
Harris, and Willis Rockey. The
eighty-five guests came from
Norfolk. Lynch. O’Neill, Verdel,
Bloomfield, Omaha, Neligh. Bris
tow. Page, Monowi, Orchard, El
gin, and Ewing in Nebraska, and
W.xhI and Fort Randall, S. D.
Mr. and Mrs. Larsen were mar
ried June 4, 1913 at the home of
her brother-in-law and sister, Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph Clinch at Mon
owi. The Rev. Roy McKay, min
ister of the Methodist church at
Bristow, officiated at the high
noon ceremony. A dinner was
served to the immediate mem
bers of the family. \
For the first few years of their
wedded life the couple made
their home near Verdel and Mon
owi on farms, later they moved
to Wood. S. D. where they home
steaded and made their home
until 1948, engaged in farming
Both took active part in com
munity affairs. Mr. Larsen serv
ed 25 years as township super
v isor, Mrs. Larson was township
clerk also for 25 years. She also
served on the school board and
was president of the Woman's
Mrs. Larsen was bom at Dun
lap. Ia.. and came to Nebraska
with her parents in 1906. She
chose teaching as her profession,
at ending a college at Fremont
and the Nebraska State Teachers
college at Wayne. She is a mem
ber of the Methodist church and
continues to take part in its ac
tivities. Her hobbies are fancy
work and African violets of which
she has a large collection.
Mr. Larsen was born at Wis
ner. He continues his love for
out-of-door life working in gard
ening and caring for his home in
Ewing where they have resided
since 1918. He is a member of the
Mr. and Mrs. Charles McDonald
Life long residents of the De
loit community, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles McDonald, celebrated
their 50th wedding anniversary
June 2 at St. John's rural parish
where they had been married
June 4. 1913. The high mass was
sung by Father Kubart High
servers were Stewart and Steven
McDonald, grandsons. Lew serv
ers we~e grand nephews. Joe
Funk. John Burk. Eddie Funk
and Chris Knievel. The men's
choir sang the mas? hymns.
The original wedding party of
Frank Burk, best- man. Rose
Burk Funk, bridesmaid. Lily Mc
Donald Scott and Katherine Burk
Turner, flower girls, were pre
sent as the honored couple re
newed their marriage vows.
Leo Funk and Joe Funk sr.,
who were the mass servers for
Father Rose (now deceased) at
Continued on Page 5
The Stuart Advocate
Sale of the Stuart Advocate
to The Frontier wa* announced
last week by Stuart Publisher*
Mr. and Mrs. Ira Ready and
Frontier Publisher, liill Rich
The Readys have published
the Advocate since 19,'>2.
Effective date of the sale will
be Aug. 1. 'file Advocate will
continue to be operated from
the Stuart offh-e after Aug. I,
To Appear Here
The Christones, a unique group
of sacred singers, will 1k‘ heard
in concert, June 9 at the Wesley
an Methodist church, O’Neill at
This ensemble, five students
from Miltonvale Wesleyan col
lege in Miltonvale, Kan., has
sung before thousands of people
all over the western United
States. They have been featured
in concerts during the 1963 sea
son with the Miltonvale College
Choir, whose spring tour took
them to the West Coast.
Their music has been acclaim
ed “unusual” both because of its
quality of arrangement and pre
sentation, and l>ecause of the
depth of spiritual relationship
from which it springs.
Rev. Mrs. Bernice Hubby, Host
Pastor, states that “everyone is
welcome to hear this outstanding
In 4-H Rodeo
Amy Whitaker won the All
Around Cowgirl buckle and
award at the annual 4-H Rodeo
at Broken Bow the evening of
June 1. She won second in the
calf riding, third in the calf rop
ing on foot and fourth in barrel
racing under 14. She also receiv
ed the Sportsmanship award.
Runner up for All Around Cow
girl was Sandra Whitaker. She
had first in the girls goat tying
and third in the barrel race for
girls over 14.
Linda Whitaker placed second
in the barrel race for girls under
14 and fourth in the yearling
The Post Office at O’Neill has
announced that it is accepting
applications for the positions of
Substitute Clerk and Substitute
Carrier. Applications are accept
ed from both men and women.
The starting pay for these posi
tions is $2.26 an hour, with auto
matic yearly raises in pay.
The Post Office offers up to
26 days vacation and 13 days a
year sick leave, an excellent re
tirement plan, group Life insur
ance, comprehensive health in
surance, and other benefits. Ap
plication forms can be obtained
at the Post Office, in O’Neill.
Graveside Rites Held
For Schaffer Infant
Graveside rites were held for
William Schaffer, Sunday with
the Rev. Glenn Kennicott officiat
William Joseph Schaffer was
born May 29 at St. Anthony’s hos
pital and died June 1.
He is survived by his parents.
Mr and Mrs. Elmer Schaffer.
Atkinson Sale Barn
Sold to LeRoy Noil
Roy W. Aten, owner and op
erator of the Atkinson Livestock
Market for the past five and a
half years has sold the market
to LeRoy Noil, Ord.
The property will not be trans
ferred to the new owner until
February 1, 1964.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OFFICERS—(ill
I'oese, (center) was named president of the O'
Neill Chamber of Commerce .Monday evening.
He is shown here with retiring president K. I,.
YanYoorliis and newly elected first vice president.
Chambers High Alumni Hold
Eleventh Annual Reunion
(jMAJVUy&Ka— ine inn annuaj
Alumni Banquet of the Chambers
high school was held Saturday
evening at 7 p.m. in the new
senior high school gym and was
attended by 177 alumni and
The Lutheran Indies Aid pre
pared the food and it was served
by the Junior and Sophomore
A patriotic theme was chosen
which was carried out by the
decorating committee with Mrs.
Elwyn Robertson as chairman.
The head table was decorated
with tiered centerpieces using the
United Nations flags topped by
12 American flags. Replicas of
Uncle Sam’s hat were used as
centerpieces on all tables with
red candles, red, white and blue
streamers down the center of the
tables and nut cups of red, white
and blue hats. *
The program committee with
Mrs. Bernard Hoffman as chair
man, planned the evening pro
gram. The Invocation was given
by Dale Adams. Melvin Bell,
president, welcomed the group
and James Kruse of the class of
’63 gave the response. Grace was
asked by Troxel Green. Toast
master, Eugene Baker, called the
roll of classes. A vocal solo.
•’This is My Country’’ by Mrs.
Henry Rudolph accompanied by
Delores Hoffman. Duet. "Song of
Peace” by Jean Hoffman and
Phyllis Larson accompanied by
Ardith Robertson. Solo, "Ah,
Sweet Mystery of Life” by Stan
ley Lambert accompanied by
Mrs. Bernard Hoffman. The class
of 1963 was welcomed into the
Alumni Association by Eugene
Baker. Reading, "Dare to be
Square” by Carol Summerer.
Piano solo by Sam Young. Men's
trio, Stanley Lambert, Carol Sum
merer and Eugene Baker sang
"America the Beautiful”, accom
panied by Jean Hoffman. Mrs.
Donald Hoffman, Mrs. Arthur
Walters, Mrs. Bernard Hoffman
and Mrs. Elwyn Robertson play
ed a double piano duet, “Battle
Hymn of the Republic”.
Officers for 1963 were: Presi
dent. Melvin Bell, vice president,
James Gibson, secretary, Mrs.
Darrel Gillette and treasurer.
Dale Wood. Newly elected offic
ers for 1964 are: president, Ray
mond Walter, vice president, Bill
Thomson, secretary, Mrs. Harlan
Larson and treasurer, Jim Jar
Social Security Agent
Scheduled at Butte
James Hoffman, field represen
tative of the Norfolk social secur
ity office will be in the court
room of the Court House in Butte
from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on
Thursday, June 13.
Jim Demings to Observe
Mr. and Mrs. James Deming,
Stuart, will observe their 50th
wedding anniversary on June 5.
Their children will honor them
with a reception on Sunday, June
9, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Cleve
All friends and relatives are in
vited. No invitations are being
sent. No gifts please.
O’Neill’s annual big rodeo
scheduled for June 14, 15 and 16
will officially open next Friday
evening with a parade through
the streets of O’Neill.
The parade, sponsored by the
O’Neill Lions Club is one of the
highlights of the rodeo weekend.
Prizes totaling $200 will be dis
tributed to the winners by the
O’Neill Chamber of Commerce.
More entries are still needed
i.n both the commercial and
non-commercial division. Any
one wishing to enter a float
should contact a member of the
Lions club as soon as possible.
The opening performance will
begin at 8 p.m. Friday evening,
June 14. A dance will be held
Saturday evening following the
evening performan and a final
show will be presented Sunday
Included in the program will
be saddle bronc riding, bareback
bronc, brahma bull riding, calf
roping, steer wrestling and a la
dies barrel! race
Buckles will be awarded in all
events and a trophy will be
awarded to the all-around cow
Plan Bible Lecture
A Bible lecture will be given
Sunday, June 9, at 2 p.m. at the
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Wit
nesses, second house South of the
Court House at Bassett. Entitled
“Are the Nations Headed for
Armageddon”. Can it be avoid
ed? Who will survive what is
ahead? Those questions will be
answered by F. Baxter, repre
sentative of the Watchtower So
The Rev. Eugene F. Gallagher.
S.J., O’Neill, received a Ph D. in
education degree from St. Louis
University, June 1.
Rural Church of The Year" Award
Presented to Page Methodists
The Page Methodist church was
selected as Rural Church of the
Year by the Nebraska Methodist
annual conference, and Rev. Ot
to Michel, Henry, was named ru
ral pastor of the year.
The awards are presented an
nually by the Nebraska Confer
ence and Nebraska Wesleyan Un
Rev Michel .presently fills
pulpits at Henry and Lyman.
During his 38 years service in
the Nebraska Conference he has
served churches at Amelia.
Crookston. Morrill. Valentine.
Elwood. Alma. Grant. Oshkosh.
Republican City. Huntley, Ben
kelman and Max.
In the letters of nominations
made on his behalf. Rev. Michel
was described as a “man who
personally exemplifies the love
of God as he carries out am
bitious and forward reaching
“His every-day visitation pro
gram is outstanding both among
church members and others.
“The combination of minister
ial experience and know-how and
loving kindness of an older man,
with the tnthusiasm and vigor of
one much younger in years has
given him the concept of an Apos
tle for Christ.”
The award committee said Rev.
Michel, a native of Ripley Co.,
Indiana, has exhibited a deep
evangelistic concern for his par
ish, despite the large, thinly-pop
ulated range areas he has serv
The Page church was honored
for its record of religious activity
and service to its community.
The church with 242 members,
was cited for its outstanding re
cord in missions, giving 41 per
cent of all its resources to be
nevolent projects this year.
This includes salary support for
a team of missionaries in Africa.
The church was praised for
its active youth program and
for sponsoring the Sabin Oral
Vaccine clinic in the communi
ty, accepting a Negro teacher
into its fellowship and helping
a young man on probation from
Members of the church are ac
tive in numerous community pro
jects including soil conservation,
school board and township board.
For several years, the men
have had a Lord’s farming pro
ject. raising 160 acres of grain as
a church project. Financial aid
and farm help is given to fam
ilies in need.
A new addition was built to the
church in 1950 and the debt paid
by 1961. The chapel area will be
finished this year.
Pastor of the Page church is
Robert Linder. Lay leader is Dale
John Watson. Other officers named for IWfi.t-01
were Arlen Miles, second vice president, Ben
firmly, treasurer, and li. I. YanYoorhit and Wil
liam McIntosh, directors.
James Luft Resigns
To Move to Ames, la.
James Luft. Junior high in
structor and coach in the O’Neil]
Public School, has resigned to
take a position with the Ames,
la., public school system. He will
be assigned as instructor in one
of the four junior high schools
Luft began his teaching career
in Norfolk and has taught in O’
Neill for the past six years.
Held Sunday for
A farewell church-wide dinner
was held honoring the Rev. anti
Mrs. Glenn Kennicott, Sunday
following the morning worship
A large crowd was in attend
ance to wish the Kennicotts, who
had been here for the past eight
years, good-bye. They were pre
sented a silver tea service.
The Rev. Kennicott is attend
ing conference in Lincoln this
week and will receive his new
Wool Contest Is Planned for
First Time at Holt County Fair
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Society has just announced its
participation in the 1963 Nation
al Wool Needlework Contest, be
ing inaugurated this year under
the joint sponsorship of the Na
tional Hand Knitting Yam Asso
ciation and the American Wool
Council. The fair takes place at
Chambers from August 12 thru
The contest which is open to
all non-professional needlework
ers, offers over $10,000 in prizes
and over 15.000 awards including
ribbons and trophies. Potential
contestants in this area wishing
to compete for national honors ir
the contest, which includes a
first prize of $1,000. a special en
graved trophy and a three-daj
trip to New York for two, must
first submit their designs, eithei
knitted or crocheted, to this fait
Contestants may submit en
tries within ten different classi
fications, five each for both
knitting and crocheting. Cate
gories inelude: afghans; sweat
ers; stoles, scarfs and shrugs
(one category); three-piece
FIRST OOMMIMOX for rural children not
attending St. Mary 's was held Sunday at St. Pat
rick’s Catholic church. Vacation school classes
were held May Vi - June 1. Those receiving com
munion were: first row (kneeling) Joseph Kamold
and .Anthony Bab I Second row: Jan Gokie. Suz
anne Cunningham, Linda Peters, Karen Cameron,
Patricia Matson, Patricia Jackson and Katherine
Chamber Elects Officers;
Names Poese President
In Past Week
Three accklruu were reported
in O'Neill this week Saturday
forenoon there was a eoUt»i< >t> at
the mtei set turn of Sixth ami
Grant Street#, involving autos
driven by Elaine B. Coat*, O'
Neill and Kettle Mar Calkin*,
O'Neill. Trees and brush an tin
northwest .sale of the internee
tion prevented the drivers front
seeing each other. Damage
amounting to about $ 1 oo occured
to the Coats car arid approxi
mately $250 damage resulted to
the Calkin# vehicle.
Another accident took place
Monday <m E. Adams St., when u
tar, driven by George Garhart,
O’Neill, struck a parked cur be
longing to Richard McConnell,
Amelia. The McConnell car was
pushed into a car belonging to
Edith Rjtletlge, O’Neill. Minor
damage was done to the Gar
hart car, about $500 to the Me
Connell auto and about $KK) to
the Rutledge vehicle.
Tuesday afternoon a car, driv
#*n Kv Kiu/Hif (’ l.ihiistiM Karin
mgton, N H., traveling west on
Douglas collided with a parked
car belonging to Evelyn Ernst,
O'Neill. There was $75 damage
to the Johnson car and $550 to
the Ernst auto.
A two car accident took place
about five miles north of O'Neill
on highway 281 Sunday night, in
volvuig autos driven by Francis
Kamphaus, O'Neill and Walter
Andrew Juergensen, Seward Both
cars were northbound. Kamphaus
was attempting to make a left
turn onto a county road and was
hit by the Juergensen car
Minor damage resulted to the
Kamphaus vehicle and approxi
mately $100 damage was done to
the Juergensen car. Patrolman
E. M. Hastreiter investigated the
To Attend Graduation
At Lincoln Saturday
Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Jaszkowiak
will attend their daughter, Nyla's.
graduation from the University of
Nebraska. Saturday. She will re
ceive a Bachelor of Science de
gree in education from Teacher’s
and mittens (one category).
All blue ribbon winners select
ed by the fair's panel of judges
will also be eligible for the on
graved "Best of Fair” trophy,
being presented at this fair by
the contest’s joint sponsors.
First prize blue ribbon winners,
selected by the fair’s panel of
judges, will automatically be
come eligible for the next round
of judging at a designated Sweep
stakes Fair, in competition with
other winners from fairs within
a state or other wide area. Win
ners at the Sweepstakes Fairs in
turn will compete for the national
To be eligible for judging, ar
ticles must be made of 100%
wool yam of any ply and must
have been completed since Janu
ary 1, 1963, with one label from
the yam used attached to the
Full information on the 1963
National Wool Needlework Ob
test can be secured from the sec
retary of the Holt County Agri
cultural Society, Inc., J. H. Gib
son, Chambers, Nebr.
I»ew officer* were nSne-d Mon
day evening at the regular meet
trig tif tlie O'Neill Oiamhrr til
Commerce Gtl Poeee was named
president, John Wila<>tt, In t
vice-president. Alien Miles. e»
»mi vice ptrsalriil. Belt Gr.nl),
treasure* and K I VanVra-rh.
and William McIntosh. direi tot t.
A report on the activities ot
the IJ S Highway an Asms in
lion was presented by K II
a iull, executive secretary of ih<
group in which Mr Schtll >*ul
lined Us- step* necessary to uli
laiiimg more tourist tmffw an
A him of the 11*12 Cornhuskei's
football highlight! w»* shown bv
Joim Wat. on
Council Soys 'No'
To Town House
The O'Neill City Council met
Monday evening m special %es
sion to consider the application
of Don and Darlene Denbeck foi
h Class C liquor license f «r tlo
Town House After hour mg arg
urnent for both soles ihc couio il
turned down the application by
u vo.e of six to one.
The council met again Tuesday
evening in regular session ouiki
mg permits lor new home* were
issued to Ken lAtianan end Don
Week. r. A permit was Issued ui
Don and Darlene Dcnberk for
the construction of a seven unit
additkMi to the Town House Inn
and a permit was issued to Don
Steckmeyer for an addition to a
house II L Dimmit was gram
ed a permit for the i rertkm of
The council also ordered that
bids f.rr the construction of new
sewer and water line* to the
Cleveland and Kipple addition in
Change* In District Vuperln
tendent* <»l the Nebraska <hn
terence of the Methodist Church
were announced today hy Bishop
Kenneth W. Copeland.
Herbert W. J;ukrn;u), ending
his fourth year as minister at
C'07j»d, will replace Kobert I,
Krnbree, ending hi* si* jear
term as DK for the Northeast
District With offices in O'Neill.
The appointment came during
the lirst business session of the
103rd annual conference of the
Nebraska Methodise Church.
McCabe (leader). Third row: Doug Drueke (lead
er), Carry Pri Thomas Matt
liews, Jerry PribU, Danny vdx.tka, James Matt
hews and Paul Zafcrzewski. Fourth row: Michael
McCabe, Kenny Klabenee, Tony Clark, Woody
Bobotta, Gary Sornkup, Robot MeOart, Beth Tom.
jack (leader) and Michael Pribil.
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