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Volume 83-Number 9 O'Neill, Holt County, Nebraska, Thursday, June 20, 1963 Ten Cents
ANNIVERSARY — .\Ir. and Mrs. Elmer Trowbridge, Page,
were honored Sunday at :ui open house at the Methodist church at
Page in honor of their loth wedding anniversary.
PAGE The children of Mr.
and Mrs Elmer Trowbridge hon
ored their parents Sunday in ob
servance of their 40th wedding
The family attended church
services at the Page Methodist
church followed by a dinner in
Fellowship Hall of the church for
Open house was held in the af
ternoon from 3 to 4 p m. with
Dick and Norman Trowbridge,
sons of the honored couple, act
ing as hosts.
The serving table was centered
with a three tier cake decorated
with red roses. It was flanked on
either side by red candles. Mrs.
Esmond Weber, Denver, assisted
by Mrs. Dick Trowbridge and
Mrs. Norman Trowbridge, cut
ami served the cake. Mrs. For
rest Henderson, Orchard, poured
the punch and Mrs. Anna Smith.
Inman, and Mrs. Jessie Cronk,
The guests were registered by
Sherilyn Fink. Englewood, Colo.
The granddaughters of the
couple served the 175 relatives
and friends that called to extend
their best wishes.
Assisting in the kitchen were
Mrs. Harry Harper. Mrs. Edgar
Stauffer. Mrs. Robert Nissen.
Mrs. Orville Kemper, and Mrs.
Beata Weber and Elmer Trow
bridge were married May 30,
1923 at the home of the bride's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. O.
Weber, Page. They have lived
ail their married life in the Page
The Trowbridges are both
members of the Methodist church
;ind very active in church activ
Prior to Mr. Trowbridge be
coming a carpenter, he farmed
(or many years.
They are the parents of five
children, sons, Dick and Norman,
Page, daughters, Mrs. William
i Eleanor) Fink, Englewood, Colo.,
Mrs. Lewis i Barbara) Copple,
Norfolk, and Mrs. Jerry (Judith)
Summers, Page. They also have
Rites Held for
Funeral services for Henry
Schacht, 77. were held Wednes
day morning from St. Patrick’s
church. Burial was at Calvary
Pallbearers were G. O. “Bud”
Cole, Norb Uhl, Homer Ernst,
Dick Tomlinson, Frank Fritton
and Leo Schneider.
Mr. Schacht was bom Novem
ber 17, 1885 and died June 16 at
He came to Holt county in 1920.
He was united in marriage to
Rita Gallagher and they became
Hit puiviim v/i. wiiv. own.
Mr. Schacht was a retired
Survivors are. son, Andy,
grandchildren, Richard, Ronald
and Rita, sisters, Anna Behrend,
Ca-roll, Dora Anderson, Modesta,
Calif., and Neta Lundeman, Ma
son City. Ia.
Girl Scout Officers
Visit O'Neill Tuesday
Mrs. Kenneth Powers, St. Paul,
president of Nebraska Cross
Counties Girl Scout Council, and
Miss Helen Wilson. Kansas City,
of the National Field Staff of the
Girl Scouts of the USA. were
O’Neill visitors on Tuesday.
According to Mrs. Powers, any
one interested in organizing Girl
Scouts may write or call at the
Council office at 216 S. Walnut,
MR. and MRS. EARL W. WATSON observed their golden wed
ding anniversary by holding open house at the Inman Methodist
church, Sunday afternoon with over 15® relatives and friends attend
ing. Mrs. Norbert Clark poured the punch. Mrs. Fred Schaffer and
Mrs. Harvey Tompkins cut and serv ed the cake. Bonnie Tomlinson
and Betty Watson were in charge of the guest book and Cathy Wat
son and Jackie Tomlinson helped with the serving.
The Watsons were married June 11. 1913 at the home of her par
ents. After spending a year in Lincoln they moved to Inman where
they liave since lived. They are the parents of four children, sons.
William W., Omaha, and Thomas R.. West Fargo. N. D.. daughters.
Mrs. Virgil (Virginia) Tomlinson. O’Neill, and Mrs. Richard (LuEUa)
Two Cars Collide
In City Saturday
An accident was reported in
O'Neill at noon -Saturday, when
two cars collided at the intersec
tion of Itouglas and Jefferson
streets. Larry Cleary, O'Neill,
driving a 1962 auto, was travel
ing east on Douglas, and attempt
mi a right turn onto Jefferson St.
In so lining the car collided with
one driven by Susan Buell, Rose,
in the right hand lane, also going
east on Douglas.
The right front fender and
bumper were damaged on the
Cleary car, and the left door
and rear fender were damaged
on the Buell auto. No one was
Here June 29
Nebraska Services for Crippled
Children will Ire holding their
clinic for this area at the O’Neill
High School Saturday, June 29.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
and closes at 10:30 a.m.
An Orthopedic team consisting
of Dr. Howard E. Mitchell and
Dr. John R. Mitchell will exam
ine the children for orthopedic
handicaps, cerebral palsy, cleft
palate, and hare lip. The family's
physician may refer a child for
either consultation or treatment
The EJks Lodge will furnish a
noon lunch for all children and
their families at the Presbyterian
Children from Antelope, Boyd,
Brown, Cherry, Holt, Keya Paha.
Knox, Rock and Wheeler Counties
may be seen at this clinic June
Nebraska Services for Crippled J
Children serves the crippled child
who would not otherwise be able
to obtain medical care for his .
special problem. CC Services j
have a permanent rheumatic J
fever and heart clinic in Omaha
in conjunction with the Univer
sity and Children's Memorial Hos
pital. It has cleft palate team
consisting of both medical and
dental specialists in Lincoln and
Omaha. Orthopedic and cerebral
palsy patients are cared for at
Orthopedic Hospital in Lincoln
or by Children’s Medical Center
Twenty-four area clinics held
annually across the State are for
the purpose of serving the crippl
ed child close to home.
Held at Naper
For C. Thompson
Funeral services were held
Tuesday for Caleb (Cal) Thomp
son, 72, at the White Horse
Ranch near Naper. Mr. Thomp
son died last Saturday and was
buried in the Naper cemetery.
Mr. Thompson, inpartnership
with his wife, Ruth, has operat
ed the White Horse Ranch of Na
per since 1937 as a stud farm
and breeding ranch for the band
of snow white American Albino
horses he founded and developed
on the ranch.
He was for many years a
noted Hereford breeder as well
and later developed a herd of
snow white Angus cattle.
At the time of his death, he
was engaged in the promotion
of a white Horse Roundup for
breeders of the American Albino
horses and in the production of
a horse show complete with cir
cus type acts and specialty num
bers developed by former stu
dents of the White Horse Ranch
training school he operated in
the early 1940's.
The big horse show and round
up scheduled for the weekend of
June 15 and 16 was carried on in
his memory by members of the
American Albino club in accor
dance with his wishes.
During the 1940's and early
1950's the Thompsons toured the
U. S. and Canada with their two
shows — the All-Girl White Horse
Revue and the Wliite Horse
They also sold horses to cir
cuses, shows and movie produc
Born at West Point, Mr. Thomp
son became interested in white
horses in 1910 and was still rais
ing them at the time of his
Bom Nov. 18, 1890, to Mr. and
Mrs. William Thompson, he is
survived by his widow, Ruth E.
Thompson; his twin brother, Hud
son, Newport, two other brothers,
Dr. L L. Thompson of West
Point, Victor of Newport and a
sister, Kate Landholm of Oak
Bob Dewitt Competes
In Jr. Jaycees Tourney
Bob Dewitt, son of Mr. and Mrs
John Dewitt, O'Neill, will take
part in the Nebraska Jaycees
Junior Golf Tournament held at
Grand Island Tuesday through
Bob will besponsored in the
tournament by the O'Neill Coun
try club and the Neligh Jaycees.
Mike Burners Father
Dies at McCook
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Bumey
were called to McCook, Monday
due to death of his father, George
AIX AROUND COWBOY — Art Noble, Cody,
puts spurs to his brone Sunday afternoon at the
O’Neill Rodeo. Art took top honors as All-Around
Kids! Earn Bikes Selling
Some diligent youngsters in
North Central Nebraska will be
riding brand new bicycles in Ju
ly and August . bikes that will
cost them nothing but a few hours
These bikes (kids get their
choice of twot retail for about
$40 and can be earned by sell
ing subscribtions to The Frontier.
Fifteen new subscriptions to The
Frontier will mean a new bicycle.
Any youngster selling less than
15 subscriptions will receive $1.50
in cash for each subscription sold
if he or she elects not to go for
The contest will start July
8 and run for seven weeks, but
youngsters in the area may
start lining up their sales
now. Any youngster is eligible
except children of management
personnel of The Frontier.
Only new subscriptions will
count. Renewals from persons
whose subscriptions expired af
ter March 31, 1963 will not be
considered new subscriptions.
The contest is open to all child
ren in the O’Neill trade area.
Subscription supplies, books, re
ceipts, etc. may be picked up at
the Frontier office July 8. Young
(rnm naOfKtf f/HIVHC UlhO flfP
unable to come to the Frontier
may obtain the necessary sup
plies by writing to the Frontier.
Full details of the campaign,
complete with rules and pic
tures of the bikes will be con
tained in an add in next week’s
Bikes will be either boys’ or
girls’ models in Hiawatha brand
from Gambles or the English
racing type bike from Scovie’s
Western Auto store. Both models
will be on display in the Fron
tier window daring the contest.
To Be Held at
Bassett June 30
A glaucoma detection clinic,
sponsored by the Bassett Lions
club, will be held Sunday, June
30 from 1 to 4 p.m.. at the grade
school building in Bassett.
The clinic is being held in con
nection with the Lions club sight
conservation program, and is
open to adults in north central
Nebraska 40 years of age and
older or persons who have a his
tory of the disease in their fam
A nominal charge of 25 cents
per person will be made. How
ever, anyone unable to pay will
receive the checkup at no cost.
Money collected will be used to
pay expenses of the clinic.
Glaucoma is a disease that is
far more common than is gener
ally appreciated, Dr. H. J. Pan
zer said this week. It affects
approximately one in 50 adults
over the age of 40. and is a
common cause of blindness in
adults, being second only to cat
If the disease is diagnosed be
fore severe damage is done prop
er treatment will prevent blind
ness in the vast majority of
cases, it was reported.
Persons should suspect glau
coma if there is pain in the eye.
if unable to adjust the eyes to
darkened rooms, if blurred or
foggy vision or loss of side vision
is present, if rainbow-colored
rings appear around lights or if
frequent changes of glasses are
The test is painless and takes
but a few minutes.
Mr. and Mrs. Anton Tasler, At
kinson, will observe their 50th
wedding anniversary, June 23.
They will celebrate mass at 9
a m., Saturday morning at St.
Joseph’s Catholic church, Atkin
son. A noon buffet luncheon wall
be held for relatives.
They wish to extend a sincere
welcome to their relatives and
friends to attend their “open
house’’ reception from 2 to 4
p.m. at the Knights of Columbus
hall, Atkinson. They request no
Coming from a distance to help
their parents celebrate the occa
sion wall be their two daughters.
Mrs. A. P. (Florence) Andrus
and her family of Kirkland,
Wash., and Mrs. L. M. (Ethel)
Spittler and family, Orinda, Calif.
Another daughter, Mrs. Ed (Mari
anne) Jansen and family live on
a ranch southwest of Atkinson.
This will mark the first time
the family has been together in
Ladies Open Tourney
To Be Held Wednesday
The Annual Ladies’ Open Tour
nament at the O’Neill Country
club will be held Wednesday,
June 26. Women wishing to play
in the tournament must send in
their reservations to either Mary
Reynoldson or Evelyn Jaszkow
A luncheon will be held at 1
p.m. Wednesday with bridge fol
lowing at 2:30,'
TOURNAMENT WINNERS — Shown here with their trophies
are (left to right) Merle Reynold son. Junction City, Kans., first
flight; Jim Sanford, Scottsbtnff. second flight; Charles Harlan. Tilden,
third flight; Swede Helgeson, Norfolk, fourth flight; Joe Kawata,
Grand Island, fifth flight; Jim Taylor, O'Neilf, sLsth flight, and B.
J. Kehberg, O’Neill, seventh flight.
No Injuries Reported
In Two Car Accident
A two car accident was report
ed Saturday afternoon about one
half mile south of O'Neill when
a car driven by James E. Med
calf. Royal, and one driven by
William Reick, Chambers, side
swiped during a rainstorm. The
Medcalf auto was demolished and
about $300 damage was done I
the Reick auto.
Patrolman Eugene Hastreiter
investigated the accident.
John Blair, O'Neill, custodiar
for the Holt County Courthouse
Annex, was hoip.talized Fridaj
following a two car accidenl
about a mile and a half north ol
O’Neill on U. S. Highway 231. He
received an injured nose broker
leg and other facial injuries.
Mr. Blair was a passenger in
a pickup truck driven by Dean
Hallock, the Hallock car collided
with a car driven by Joseph Jes
ser of Des Moines.
Holt County Fair
The Holt County Fair has re
ceived $.">00 from Ak-Sar-Ben to
build an addition to the 4H Dem
onstration Hall, according t >
president Vem Sageser and sec
retary J. H. Gibson of the Holt
County Agricultural Society.
The County Fair Improvement
Program, now in its tenth year,
is one of a series of projects of
financial assistance to county
fairs made possible* by funds
from Ak-Sar-Ben's annual race
meeting, according to J. L. Thur
mond, Chairman of the Ak Sar
Ben Public Affairs Committee.
The popular county fair pro
gram follows the “dollar-match
ing” principle, in that Ak-Sar
Ben agrees to grant $500 to each
county fair which agrees to
match this with an equal amount
In the past, most of the coun
ties taking advantage of these
grants have raised far more than
$500 resulting in increased facili
Noble Takes Honor As
All Around Cowboy
Frontier Available on
The Frontier will generally
be available on new stands lit O
Neill between 4 and ti pm
WnlnrsiJlyv, I* u b 11 » h er Hill
Kfa-liardsou announced this
The change was made, he
said, to make time available
(or publication ut the Sliuirt
Advocate. I he Advocate will be
printed in tin- O'Neill plant
starting July I. Hie Frontier
recently purchased the Advo
cate and will assume ownership
Because of the ourlier publl
cation time, deadlines for ads
will be Tuesday at 6 p in. and
news deadline will he at 9 a m.
Wins First in
Victory Boys ami Girls 4 11
club was selected for the first
place winner in the annual Ro
deo Parade held Friday evening.
The winning club t«K»k home a
check from the O’Neill Lions
club for $75.
Taking second place in the
noncommercial division was the
Grattan Hustlers 4 II club, who
were awarded a $50 prize Op
portunity 4-11, Prairie Flats
411 and Happy Holly 4 II placed
third, fourth and fifth and were
each awarded $25 f«»r their
In the commercial division
Krotters won the traveling tro
phy for the second year in a row
with their entry. Earley Oil Com
pany placed second with a “fly
ng red hofse” and Pinkerman's
TV won tfcird.
Ken French Wins
Ken French, Norfolk, took top
honors Sunday in the annual O’
Neill Country Club Open as he
defeated Bill Fox. Albion, by one
stroke. Fox. the defending cham
pion, earned runner-up honors by
defeating J. B. Furgeson by one
stroke in a sudden-death.
French shot a 35 in his final
round as he picked up a birdie on
Flight winners were:
1st flight — Merle Reynoldsori,
Junction City, Kan., Bob Col
well, Norfolk, Tom Thompson.
2nd flight—Jim Sanford, Scotts
blaff, Junior Cleveland, O’Neill,
Short Hunt, O’Neill (consolation).
3rd flight — Charles Harlan,
Tilden, John Johnson, Nehgh,
Jim Langan, Dyess AFB, Tex.
4th flight — Swede H«lgeson.
Norfolk, Jay Hash, Norfolk,
Phleet Hash, Norfolk (consola
5th fight — Joe Kawata, Grand
Island, Gene Baker, Chambers
Fritz Yantzi. O’Neill (consola
6th flight—Jim Taylor, O Neill,
A1 Stracke, Atkinson, L. A. Beck
er, O’Neill, (consolation).
7th flight — Bruce Rehberg,
O’Neill, Del Theasmeyer, O'Neill,
Jerry Langemeier, O’Neill (con
,Vt Kosir. lu .) Ux.g top uut
•r* us AH 'Around Cowboy at the
O’Neill r ■»(«•<) Uim weekend He
place | Ml ond in both go round*
in ban-back ruling Noble ruined
213.03 for hia efiena
Other wtnnet < were ber>*nai k
I rst go imini, Hill Mi> *ne>, 6M
13. Art Noble M3 fin. OrvlIU (..»
lino, mm end Don Carr. *14 Vi
second go round Jetty C;cm
*38 13. Art Noble M.i»» Dean
Daniel*. f3d7 and Gory P*>w le
Steer wrestling, first girt1 uixt
Cluck Molly, $«2 77, Squeak 8<’
lenbeck, $♦>'.* Si, Ken Kong-inch
lift 39 ami Aub laud. 4X3 19
second go round. Byron Job rase.
J‘«77, Hollie Glow. Wtia Son
me Bukhnan, $4t> M and Duane
Febn-r. $33 iu
Brahma bull, Jim Johnston
pm us Sterling Bowers, 6*1 It
liary Elwrly. *64 34. Clary Hub
unison, $3* «» ami Orville Gal
Calf roping, Wayne Matlern.
611*25, Don Tapley. 66b «*. Jim
Bixby, *59.13 und Jim MrCotiau
gbey, *2956; second go round
Don Tapley. *11*25. Hidlie
C,louse, $11*1111. !kit» llurges* *W
13 and Bill Mooney, *29 t>
Saddle toronc, Kandy Jobnaon,
$3*52, Art Noble. 419 2i, Orville
ftalino. $11127 and Jim Svuboda
$19.27; second go-round, Paul
Little. $:i« VI. Art Noble, lit IS)
Orville Gulino, $19 27, (’lisrl*
Scherzbcrg, $4 Bl and Howard
Parker. $4 HI
Barrel race, Lot* McCunaughey
$31.50. Phyllis Cornish HI 50.
Elaine Love. $13.80 and Kay Whit
aker. (Ill .50; second go-mowl,
Elaine Love, $30.00, Dam Whit a
ker, $27.00, Judy Milean, $ih<«>
and Joyce White, $§.00
Service in Area
Expanded telephone service
will be provided for all customer*
in Atkinson. Butte. O'Neill. Kpen
cer, Bristow, and Chamliers In
about a year according to C H
Alexander, Northwestern Bell
"This is a result of the canvass
taken earlier this year in which
a substantial majority of our cus
tomers indicated their desire for
this type of service," said Alex
"Expanded telephone service
will mean that a customer will tie
able to dial his calls to telephones
in the other towns as often as he
likes without a long distance
charge in return for a small in
create in the? monthly rate."
Work is now in progress to en
gineer and install the additional
circuits and equipment which will
tie required. The calling proced
ures and exact change-over date
will tie announced later
Holt Farm Bureau
To Hold Picnic
Holt County Farm Bureau fam
ilies will meet at the O'Neill park
Sunday noon. June 23, for a pa -
nic dinner, beginning at 12 30
Ice cream, coffee and cold
drink will be furnished.
John Harder Named
To Dean's Honor List
John Harder, O'Neill, wa*
among the 61 students who qual
ified for the Dean’s list at Hast
To qualify your academic aver
age must tie 3.4 or hallway be
tween an “A" and a "B"
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