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About The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 17, 1917)
THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
MINOR NOTES FROM ALL
PARTS OF NEBRASKA
Four dozen pulrs of pajamas, ami im
equal number of sheets nnd pillow
cases, the work of Mrs. Woodrow Wil
son nnd Miss Helen Woodrow Bones
for the American Red Cross, during
the past month, have been divided
equally and distributed to the Red
Cross societies of England, France,
Italy and Canada.
Mrs. Wilson und Miss Bones have
been devoting much time to sewing for
the Red Cross und their example has
been followed by-" women high In olll
clnl and diplomatic circles. Mrs.
Thomas R. Marshall, wife of the vice
president, organized the wives of the
senators, and they have been meeting
weekly to sew for the Red Cross. Mrs.
Franklin K. Lane, wife of the Interior
department for the same purpose,
while Mrs. David F. Ilouston, wife of
the secretary of agriculture, Is work
ing nlong other lines of Red Cross
In a letter to the British Red Cross
society regarding Mrs. Wilson's handl-
work, Eliot Wadsworth, acting chair
man central committee, wrote as fol
"Wo are sending you under separate
cover n bundle containing one dozen
pillowcases, three pairs of pnjnmas,
and n half-dozen sheets. These sup
plies have been made by Mrs. Wood
row Wilson nnd Miss Helen Woodrow
Bones. Mrs. Wilson and Miss Bones
work. with their own hands on Red
Cross supplies nnd have sent to the
American Red Cross for distribution
the product of their first month's work,
which Is very material in quantity.
"The American Red Cross sends
this special shipment to the British
Red Cross at the request of Mrs., Wil
son to evidence her active and most
practical Interest In the work of mercy
i E 0 H mSKS&Sii& H
Hats for the Schoolgirl's Needs.
Bate that fill In the time between
the end of summer and the beginning
of winter are obliged to meet the de
mands of the weather in both seasons.
They must look cool on warm days
and hint at warmth on cool days.
Light felts nnd velours, known ns
"summer felts nnd valours," make
their entry witli July, aad this year
have been more enthusiastically re
ceived than ever before. The sunimor
shades of those colors which have
come to be described as "sweater
shades," and these soft tones of gay
colors nrc at their best In soft surfaces
like felts and velours. For August nnd
early September wear fashion ap
proves hats of this description above
all others. Light blue, pnle rose nnd
dellcuto apple green, head the list as
favorites so far ns color Is concerned.
For school girls, who must bo hutted
by September for full, darker felts and
velours, and velvet hats are In the
hands of milliners In August, In an
ticipation of the needs of girls going
away to school. Tlurr are very sim
ply trimmed and the shapes are grace
ful and very soft. Nearly all velvet
hats have lloxible crowns, but the
brims are of both kinds liexlble nnd
"lloppy" or straight.
The group of three hats shown In
the picture, begins with a velour hat
trimmed with n band nnd sush of soft
nnd heavy plaid ribbon having Ions
ends, at the left of the group. At the
center a velvet-covered hat In back, is
made on a soft frame, bound with nar
row grosgralu ribbon and trimmed
with a band of wide grosgraln ribbon.
The third hat Is a velvet sailor shape
and relief carried on by Red Cross
"We trust that the shipment will
reach you safely, ns It cnrrles with It
such cordial good wishes from the im
mediate family of the president of the
Red Cross oillclais say that the enor
mous quantities of surgical dressings
and hospltnl supplies mnde by the
women of the country, working In Red
Cross chapters, have nil been sent
abroad and thnt an appeal for renewed
activity In this phase of Rod Cross
work had been sent out to all chaptera
to provide these supplies which will
be needed in large qunutltlcs.
Bonnets for Babies.
When sunshine gets uncomfortably
hot, mother lays away baby's tight lit
tle muslin enp, substituting the wnsh
bonnet to shnde her toddler's eyes
from the sun's rays. Mnterlal for this
bonnet mny vary from the finest ba
tlste nnd handkerchief linen to the
Pique forms the outside of nn attrac
tive bonnet, the' brim of which Is lined
with n soft rose-colored linen. Button
holing with white cotton holds the mn
torlnls together at the edge. This
should be done first along n basting
thread to show the shape of the brim
and the goods cut nway afterward. A
very fine plcot edge of pink cotton is
worked Into this white buttonholing.
Wash Fabrics In Hats.
Plaid gingham is much in vogue for
hats this summer, and delightful mod
els of gray-colored ginghams are often
faced with black or bright colored
straw. Dimity is another fabric that
has come In with gingham, and is re
celvlng its share of attention.
that depends for ornamentation on
chenille cord vewed In a "battlement"
pattern to the body of the hat, about
the brim edge and on the crown.
There are only three selected from
a variety of hats of similar character.
They are representative of the sea
son's styles and may be depended up
on for their good style. The velvet
hats are In blnck and tho velours In
dnrk brown; the latter Is made In
dark shades of all tho standnrd colors.
Red, white and blue reticules are
made of knitted artificial silk, and the
colors are arranged In horizontal
stripes In graduated widths. The
handles are of red, white and blue
cord, und u red, white und blue tnssel
swings from the bottom of the bag.
One Ingenious maid thought she
would fashion herself a patriotic hand
bag .out of a smnll silk Hag, but she
speedily discovered that Old Glory Is
not to he put to any such uses. One
may wear the Hag as a decoration on
one's costume, but It mny not form nny
part of the costume or b Incorporated
lit parasol or handbag.
Brown Patent Leather for Shoes.
Brown patent leather Is being used
to fashion feminine shoes. It has a
wonderful softness and pliability and
lias not quite the same slzu-lncreaslng
highlights which black patent leather
Tho central part of Nebraska was
visited by one of tho worst storms In
tho history of the stnto last weok
which done thousands of dollars'
worth of damage to growing crops
and property. Exeter, York and
Charleston were In the path of tho
storm and sufTored the heaviest dam
nge. Hall beat down crops In the
path of the storm and broke many
windows, while tho accompanying
wind toppled over a number of wind
mill towers nnd destroyed several
Arrangements for the second an
nual national swine show, to be held
October 51 to 10 in South Omnhn, aro
rapidly being perfected. Fifteen
thousnnd dollars In cash and trophlos
for prize hogs will, bo offered this
year. A hog Judging contest between
student teams representing state ag
ricultural colleges In the corn belt
will he a new feature of this year's
exhibition. Six colfegos have nlrcnd.v
signified their Intention of sending
Bancroft, with a population of 742,
holds the high record tb date for a
town of Its slzo in the state for Red
Cross activity. Over $2,000 has been
tnken' In In memberships. Bancroft
has four patron members of $100
each and more than forty life mem
bers of .$25 each.
R. S. Van Tassell of Van Tnsscll,
Wyo., sold n shipment of cattle on
the South Omaha market the other
day, 40 head averaging 202 pounds,
bringing $12.50 per cwt., nnd two
bond weighing 1,455 pounds each
commnndlng tho high price of $l!l.Gd
, Tho highest price ever paid for cat
tle on tho South Omnhn mnrket wns
paid to E. T. Graham of Crestou
when he sold a carload of Hereford
that averaged 1,5558 pounds, for $14,155
. Lancaster county faces the possl
blllty of being compelled to hold n
special election as iho result ot
County Judge Wilson being drafted
The election would cost $2,500.
Lancaster county commissioner
have authorized the paving of tht
Lincoln-Omaha road from Lincoln to
Wnvorly, one of the largest district?
ever created in this state.
Victor Hallignn of North Tlntte, ox
captnln of the Nebraska university
footbnll tenm, hns been chosen cap
tnln of a compnny In the Sixth regi
ment. Tho Adams county corn crop In the
district of Roseland' vicinity. Is a to
tal loss, ns the result of the recent
hall nnd wind storm thnt visited the
.Nebraska's corn crop Is estimated
nt 22S.0O0OO0 bushels, as compared
with 102,400,000 last yenr, by the gov
ernment crop report for August.
A blue heron, something rarely seen
In this part of the country, wns killed
nonr Avocn. Tt will be mounted nt
tin state university.
Rev. F. C. Wilson, formerly editor
of the Cortland Sun, has again turned
evangelist nnd hns opened a series of
meetings nt Crab Orchard.
Trof. J. fj. Brown, for over thirty
five years n member of tho fnculty of
Dnnne college nt Crete, died nt
Hogs sold for S10.no n hundred
pounds on the South Omnhn mnrket
the other dny, n now record for the
More thnn 000 Nebraska banker
are expected to attend the state con
ventions In Omnhn next October.
Agnew Is to have a new bank
the Fnrmers State Bank, with a cap
ital stock of $10,000.
Much fnrm lnnd near nnrtlngton
Is belnc cut nway by the current of
the Missouri river.
Dr. J. W. Thomas, the only physi
cian nt Nebnwkn. hns enlisted In the
Omnhn nmbulnnce corps.
Government nnd stnto ofilclnls nfter
n lengthy Investigation report the dis
covery that fanners and shippers In
Nebraska aro careless In transporting
eggs, the loss averaging from 20 to
SO per cent, which Is about 50 per
cent above the normal loss. Unless
the conditions nre bettered, these au
thorities say, prosecutions will follow.
Farmers around Beatrice who lost
their corn crop ns the result of the
recent hailstorm, say they Intend to
dispose of their stock before winter
because they will have little corn for
Nine horses died In n pasture npnr
Grand Island from thirst during the
recent hot spell. They were watered
from a windmill and a tank. In some
manner the water plant wns put out
of service nnd the horses could get
nothing to drink.
Former Major Evans nnd Mr. San
dnll of North Platte, who recently
Joined the navy, accepting work as
stokers, rather than stay out of the
service, have been named as appren
tice seamen and will be given ship
Threshing crows nt work over
Johnson county report thnt wheat Is
turning out from fifteeh to twenty
bushels to the acre. One farmer near
Tecuinseh threshed wheat from a
field of twenty-five acres which aver
aged thirty-five bushels to the acre.
Loans applied for at tho Federal
Land bank at Omnhn up to July .'11
total $0,005,010. of which $51G.'1,175
came from Nebraska farmers,
The Fremont Trl-Weekly Tribune,
established In 1S08 by J. N. Hays,
nnd one of the oldest newspapers In
Nebraska, hns suspended publication
1--Student airplane observers making topographic sUou-hos of an improvised battlefield over which they are supi
posed to be Hying. 2 Rear Admiral Cirry N. Grayson, who hns been assigned to the medical board of the council o
national defense. 3 Camouflage as practiced on a British "tnnk" so as to make It look Hko the surrounding land
scape. ALLIES' DRIVE IVIAY THREATEN ZEEBRU6GE
Part of the grout breakwater and one of tin public building oi .nhruggc, the Gemma submarine baso in Bel
glum vhlclj may be threatened by tho new drive of the al lies in Flanders.
THIS WAS THE JERSEY "SUBMARINE"
1 his giant sunllsh, weighing l,s;t pounds, was caught a few du,s ago by
Imvld I. McMeekan of Brooklyn, assisted by Messrs. Lung and Cheney of
Philadelphia. Recently a submarine has been reported off tho Jersey coast.
The sunfish going through the water shoots ids flipper Hko the periscope of n
U-boat. Since the big fellow was captured no more submarines have been seen
on the Jersey coast.
LUMBER FOR ARMY AND MERCHANT MARINE
Tlie West is supplying most r Hie lumber for the building of the mer
chant fleet and the great cantonmeiild for the now draft army. This huge
raft of Oregon pine logs, (MX) feet long and 52 feet wide, Is towed 1,000 miles
from an Interior point on the Columbia river In Oregon, via the Pacific ocean
to San Diego, Cal where It Is converted Into lumber for the use of the United
Stntes army- nnd for shipbuilding purposes. Tho lumber Is distributed
throughout the Southwest.
. -i niu r.-trtf.i' ir w -ti
AIRMAN'S HASTY LUNCHEON
French aviator taking a hasty lunch-'
eon between flights, using the wing of
his machine for a table.
Camel Not So Docile.
The came) Is considered a very sub
missive and unemotional animal. Tho
Bible tells us that Job had 0,000 cam
els and students fancy that ho may
have acquired his reputation for pa
tience by associating with his herd.
But the camel Is not renlly putlcnt.
(lis is the docility that Is associated
with sttllenness. Ho lacks tho initi
ative and energy to be mallgnnnt, but
he enn bf mean. When he holds a
grudge against n person ho calmly
bides his time and when all Is ripo and
ready ho carelessly nibbles a mouth
ful out of his victim's arm. Beneath
his placid exterior thoro mny slumber
an abandoned heart. But ordinarily
the camel has about the same reason
ing powers us a setting hen.
Never peel a can of benns without
plenty of proper precaution. Sneak
up on the can and seize It by the hip.
Plungo the weapon Into It nnd rip It
open before the can Is able to turn
and gash your wrist. A can is harm
less when left alope, but once attacked
it fights viciously.
Never throw away old blotters.
Tliey nre very hnndy for use In trim
ming it hat or nfter a cold bath.
Few people seem to know how to
make, use of their old toothpicks.
When tied on a ribbon nnd given sev
eral coats of white paint they make a
very nttractlvo little object to Jiang
In a bedroom. '
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