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NORTH PLATTE, NEB., DEGKMBER 10, 1920.
report of experimental sun.
STATION SHOWS (SRAIN PRO-
L. L. Zook, In charge of flold crops
nt tho North Platte Experimental Sub
station has just mado public the sum
mary o crop yields for tho past sum
mer at tho station.. Wo give the re
port In full:
Continuous accurate records of crop
yields aro comparatively rare. This
year's crop Is commonly compared
with a recollection o what has gone
before. Statistics furnish fairly ac
eurato general results but are of lit
tle value for local areas.
A part of the crop' work at the Ex
perimental Station now covers a peri
od of fourteen years and furnishes a
basis for Interesting comparisons bo-
Tho seasQn of 1920 has been pecul
iar in that all crops occupy a high
yield rank. Not only aro tho yields
of all crops abovo their respective av
erages for tho period during which
they have been grown but In tho case
of corn all previous records liavo been
The 38.5 bushel yield of corn Is 215
per cent of the average for tho period
and 4.5 bushels per aero higher than
that of 1919, the highest previous re
cord. These aro dry land records from
table lands. Under Irrigation on tho
bench land yields of 72 bushels of
corn and 18 tons of ensilage were se
cured. Winter wheat on tho table yielded
28.3 bushels per acre, which is 137
per cent of tho nine years average
This is thehird highest yield for the
period, being exceeded only by tho
37.2 bushel yield of 1915 and 29.9
bushel yield of 191G. Kanred wheat
rrown on the bench but not Irrigated
violded 40(3 bushels per acre, which
ip 7 bushels per acre more than the
y'old of Turkey Red in the same flold.
Oats on tlie table yielded 42.7 bush
els per acre, which is 104 per cent of
its 14-year average. This Is also tho
third highest yield secured, durlngUlo
period, being exceeded only by 'the
09.3 bushel yjeld of 1915 and the' Gl.G
bushel yield of 1008. A ten aero field
of oats on tho bench, not irrigated,
yielded 47.3 bushels per acre. Tho
highest yielding 'variety was Improv
ed White Kherson, which produced
50.1 bushels poracre,
SprJng wheat' which. Is grown only
on the table land produced 173 bush
els per acre or 130 per cent of its 14
year average. This yield was exceeded
bv those of tho four years: 1907.
1908. 1915 and 191C. In the varietal
test of spring wheats, on corn stalk
ground, tho Durum varioties averaged
21.5 bushels per acre; while the com
mon varieties averaged but 8.G bush
els. Tliis difference Is nmlnly due to
the greater rust resistance of the Dur
Barley, which has tho highest ,14
year average record of any crop in
pounds of grain produced per acre
made a comparatively poor showing
for the present season. Its yield on
the table land was 24.G bushels per
acre. This is 117 per cent of the 14
year average and sixtli in rank from
the highest yield. A seven acre flold
of barley on tho bench yielded 37 4
bushels per acre.
All crops considered, the present
season may then bo closed as very
good. It is also of interest to note
that these results have been accom
plished, according to Weather Observ
er Shilling's report, with an excess of
precipitation of only .57 inch abovo
tho normal for tho year up to Scptein-l.-r
NORTJl SIDE POSTAL SUBSTATION
DISCONTINUED THIS WE UK j
Tho Postal Substation which has J
been in operation In several places
on tho north sldo during the past fow !
years' wjw discontinued this week
because no ono could bo found who
would handle It for tho amount of
money which tho government Is will
ing to pay. This 1b ?150 a year. Tho
office has been a great convenience
in many ways to tho citizens of that
part of town and it will bo missed.
It sold money orders and stamps and
in other ways took tho placo of tho
main station but did not distribute
OFFICE OP CHIEF OF POLICE IS
HIJACKED THIS WEEK
NORTH PLATTE C1IA.MI1EH OF
COMMENCE HOLDS ANNUAL
Thlevesbroko into tho store room at
tho pollco headquarters ono night this
week nnd took part of a bottlo of
alcohol which was held thero as ovi
denco in a pending case. It Is sup
posed the thieves were after the large
quantity of boozo taken in tho Tim
merman case, but tho officers had
socretcd that so it was safe.
could spo Imao ball gninos and piny
golf without having to do It on Sunday.
At tho close of his talk tho mooting
wMt adjournal!. N
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I LINCOLN COUNTY WHEAT GROW-
KH.V SOUIATION TO JIL'KT I
NO GAS RAISE
KEITH NE VILLI! PRESENTS F07)T
HALL .MONOGRAMS TO HIGH
. SCHOOL HOYS
With Xmas only a fow days off wo
offer to tho public as. suggestions the
following articles which, If yon will
take the time to read and think over
as to their merits regarding useful
ness and lasting qualities, It will set
tlo tho gift question for you. It is
some times hard to decide what to
givo Molly or WlUIc, but as you foN
low this trend you will likely bo nblo
to decide right at homo just what you
vant for each relative, your sweet
heart or friend.. Don't forget your
GIFTS that last are the best GIFTS
Diamonds, sot any style everlast
i"B Watches good for a great many
Clocks open faced, a friend for
Sterling silver, Hat and hollow ware,
" Silver plate, flat of hollow ware
popular.' ' .v c"
Rings, largest selection in the city.
Pearl necklaces, most popular of
Har pins, platinum diamond com
binations. Har pins, nnv style, popular.
Wrist watches ti'ue friends
Ivory toilet sets ladles' delight.
Manlcuro sets, let us show you.
Cameo brooches and rings, wo can
please you. , .
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Cuff links, best ever.
Scarf pins, every man desires one.
Knives, "uood selection.
Leather goodslargo assortment.
Dont forget the baby boy or girl.
Cut glass, a glitter of quality.
Fountain pens, a' pen for everybody.
Kversharp, the most useful gift.
"Vanities delight young ladies.
Mesh bags, -seo thorn.
Mako tliis Xmas a lastiiig ono with
any of tho above articles.
Diamonds over lasting. .
AUSTIN, Tho Jeweler,
Keith Theatro Building
Tho dining roomof the Union Pa
cific -Hotel was filled Wednesday ov
ening when tho members of tho North
Platte Chamber of Commerco gath
ered to partake of tho annual banquet
and discuss the affairs of tho Associ
ation. After tho four course dinner
had boon served Chairman Dixon call
ed for tho report of tho Secretary
which was given by Geogo Carey, and
tlllH wnR fntlmvm? lw thn ronni-t rf ilm
Treasurer, read by Paul Harrington.
a nominating committee consisting
of Messrs. Wilcox, Clinton, Mnlonoy,
Illoek nnd Buckley was appointed and
retired to mako a list of nominees
While awaiting tho report of this com-
tnlttnn Tnliti Vnlonti Olinl.tnnn l.n
Committee on Camp Grounds made
ins report ior tile past summer. Ho
told of tlin (llffnrnnt ttmnn nf itvimnun
nnd showed that tho total was $883.71,
wnicu wns about G per cent of the
wholo amount raised by tho Cham
ber of Commerce. The registered at
tendanco was as follows: Juno 184
cars; July 7G4 cars; August 85G cars;
September 550 cars, October 215 cars;
a total for tho summer of 2.5G9 cars.
Allowing 4 peoplo to tho car It means
that 10.27G people vlsltod tho camp
KroUllds and stnveri nvnr iitclif Mr.
Nelson figured that these travelers
leu over $25,000 in North Platte. Fol
lowing this report Mr. Dixon spoke
very earnestly of his appreciation of
the other members of tho Board of
Directors, stating that during tho year
the Board had had nt least ono meet
ing every week and that during that
tlmVthey had failed to havo a quorum
only once and that was during tho
summer vacation when many of them
were away. Mr, Romlgh, on behalf
of tho Board complimented Mr. Dixon
on the efficient manner in which ho
had conducted the affairs of tio
Chamber of Commerce and recounted
how ho lind given of his time and tal
ent without question if tho welfnro of
the fhambor demanded it) A rising
vote of thailks was given to Mr. Dix
on by the entire membership present
nnd It . was repeated' for Mr. Nelson.
J. E. Sebastian spoke of peed of Air
Terminal' Company and its.,flne- pros
pects and then tho nominating com
mittee reported. Ten names were
offered for consideration nnd each
member was requested to vote for
four. After tho bnlloting tho tellers
retired to count the votes and Senntor
Hoagland was called on to speak. Ho
told of the conditions prevailing at
this tiniO ill roenrll In Hw IrrlrrnHnn
. drainage and water propositions nnd
, spoko of tlxix coming session of the
State Legislature as an opportunity
for the Chamber of Commerce to uso
its Influence In the right direction to
trot anmn Hi Inn -ninnH)ril Tin
i spolto or tho boy problem In North
agrloulturio for this part of the stnto
, to bo located at tho Stato Farm here,
j His uddrcss was -Il received,
j The result of the voto was an
' nonnced nnd Chairman Dixon deciui ed
the four highest to have been elected
to tho Board o Directors for the
coming two years They ,aro S. M.
Souder, County Treasurer of Lincoln
1 County, J. E. Scbnstion, Presldont of
tho North Platto Air Terminal Co.
W. J. O'Connor, Merchant, and Carl
' Simon of Simon Bros.
1 Rev. C. F Koch wnu pnlloil nnnii
to mako the closing speech and spoko
or tho work of tho Chnmbor. Ho asked
for closer co-operatlou of the Chamber
with tho Laboring people and tho
, Fanner. Ho decried tho desecration of
the 'Sabbath and suggested that dur
ing the summer the business mon
izivn nno nftni'iinmi n i-nlr nu
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vacation so tiint the store people'
The officers of tho Lincoln County
Wheat Growers' Association have
oulicd a meeting for Saturday, Do
comber 11, at North Platte. Tho sos
slon will be hold In tho Firemen's
Hall and will opon at 2 o'clock. Muny
problems of tho fanner will be dls
cssod and every farmer in Lincoln
Cont)''. Is urged to nttend:
ELKS, TO llAVh MASQUERADE
PARTY AND BALL TONIGHT
North Platto Lodgo No. 985 B P.
O. E. has Issued invitations to a Mas
quarado party and ball at Its homo
tonight. A representative of tho Nol
man Costumo Co. of Grand Island is
to ba hero today and have headquar
ters at Guinmoro-Dent Drug Co. atoro.
Elks and their ladled' will tiocure
costumes thero and be rendy for tho
big event tonight.
CHURCH WEDDING AT FOUR
Hnrloy Tlley and Miss Mao Churc
hill wero married Thursday aftoruoon
December 9th at? tho Christian church
by Roy. R. P. Stevens. Tho Blnglc
ring ceremony wns used. Miss Mablo
Churchill was brido's maid and Clnudo
Wilson was best man. W, J. Tlloy and
Mrs. Claude Wilson wore tho only
others present. After tho coromony
Mrs. W. J. Tlley served a wedding
dinner at her homo and tho brldo and
groom loft for a short visit In tho enBt.
Mrs. Tlloy was formerly a teacher In
Lincoln County but for sevornl years
sho bus been employed In tho North
Platto post office, whero sho la very
popular Mr. Tlloy In the son of JV.
J. Tlley and has recently been em
ployed In the post office. He Is oho
of tho rcturnod soldiers.
SH0WF.lt FOR MISS WESSHURG AT
A miscellaneous shower was given
last evening for Mbs Esslo Wcssburg
by Misses Nina and Amy Elder at their
homo. About twenty-four wero present
and a number of nlco gifts were given
to tho brido to be. Tho guests spent
tho evening hemming household artic
les, playing gamps and doing justice
tp. thojlnnch which was served by the
COUNCIL IMULCTS THE API'LICA
TlOX OF Till: GAS COMPANY
FOR A ILVISi:
V. R. Moroy, manager of tho North
Platte Light and Power Co., present
ed a petition to tho City Council,
Tuosday night asking tho prlvllcgo of
raising tho rato on gas from ,$1.50 to
$2 per thousand feet. The' petition
Wns refused by tho Council with n
promptness which astonished 'tho
largo number pt visitors who had
gathered to hear' tho discussion of the
matter beforo that body.
Kit ASSOCIATION MEETS.
Wednesday afternoon tbo Paront
Teachor Association of tho Central
School meet nt throo o'clock. Mrs. W.
If LoDIoyt presided. Gcorgo Caroy
spoko of tho plans for a vocational
night school which the Chamber of
Commerco is urging, Mrs. George
Frntor told of tho Smith-Hughes Vo
cational work for girls, Miss Johnson
described tho subjects required for
ontrauco to tho University of Nebras
ka and Miss Erb gavo n synopsis of
tho work of tho Normal Training do
partincnt. After a short business ses
sion tho Association adjourned. At
tbo January meeting it is planned to
hold an cvonlng session nnd Invito
tho men to bo presonti
ROTARY CflUH "HELD VOCATION-AL-SOCIAL
Members of tho North Platto Rotary
Club, ami their ladles met nt tho First
National Bank last evening nnd spent
an hour thero. They then Wont to
tho Dixon & Son storo whore thoy ex
amined tho new music department and
listened to sojno late rocortln A
ChrlstmaB troo had been provided
from which each oilo present rocclvpd
an appropriate present. Lunch wjis
sorvod at. tho Oasis. F. L. Moonpy
nnd Dixon & Son wero Joint hqsts.
Buy useful Christmas- gifts such as
Electric Irons, Percolators, Grills
Toasters nnd Casseroles at ,W. , It.
At a Joint assembly of the Senior
and Junior High Schools Wednesday
Keith Ncvlllo on bohnlf of tho toach
oi'S' and students tit tho High Schools
presented each of the letter men of the
football team with thu official award
of tho school. Tho following boys re
ceived monograms for participating in
a cortaln number of regular games
during tlio season of 1920: Roland
Locko, Frank Cornwoll, Gcorgo Pit
mnn, Ralph Simon, Ivan Walter, Dar
roll Honloy, Gcorgo Shanor, Julius
Hogu, Donnld Yost, Junior Illnninn,
Gcorgo Dent, Elmer PeasCr, Harloy
Bunnell, llnssell Overman, EVerett
Short talks wero made by Miss An
tonldes, .Principal of tho Junior High,
Miss Johnson, Principal of tho Senior
High, Captain Adams of 1920, Captain
Henley, of 1921, and Supt, Littol. Each
spoko lu tho highest terms of prnlso
for tho team of 1920 and predicted an
oven better team In 1921. Tho stud
ots chcorcd each ono of tho players as
ho nocolvcd his monogram. Mr. NovIUo.
epoko of the .team as ono of tho bost
so fnr produced . by tho local High
School nnd wns warmly applauded.
JII.Y CLUH MEET AT WEDNES
DAY NOON LUNCHEON WITH
Forty-two mombcra of tho North
Platto Hl-Y Club accepted tho Invita
tion of Rev. and Mrs. C. F. Koch to
a noonday luncheon at tho Lutheran .
church last WJodnosday. Tho boys
olectod Supt. C. L. Littol nnd John B, '
Edwards as asslsnnts to ' Rov. Koch v
on tho advisory committee. A short ,.
address wus given by Supt. Littol af
ter which a short business scssio'n
was hold. 4
AMERICAN LEGION ELECTS OK.
FICERS FOR THE COMING YEAR,
An enthusiastic meeting of tho
American Loglon wns hold Tuosday
night at which tho attondanco was tho
largost far some time. Tho following
officers wero elected: E. II. Evans,
Commander; Sidney Splllnor, Vlco
Conimnndur;, Rrnost RIncker, Adjutant .
A.jp. IjnjifHlb Flniinco Officer
Slip Will ChcrlBh" a Watch. Now
that tho llcklo hands of Fashion rogii- '
Into tho face of Time, to possess a
bracelet watch of plainum and dia-
monds is tho anient desire of ovory
womau. You could mnko no bettor
ClhMiC 'Thfr Jowolcr. wmwhc".-
Puts the dancing joy of Christmas into
The Yuletide spirit that joyful exuberance of youthful
hearts, and liearts that are always young is best ex
pressed in music. The home without music on Christmas
day lacks the true holiday joy.
A Brunswick phonograph is the gift to one that brings
joy to all. It opens to you the treasure chests of the world's
most beautiful, most inspiring, most thrilling musical cre
ations. It is the instrument of "all others to own because
it. is the instrument which reproduces all records of any
Ploy all ?cor(f-A.''ic Phonographi in On
Walker Music Company
NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
Built with flat in'
'stead of curved
walk so aus to re
fleet sound waves
False vibrations are
thus eliminated and
tones assume ' unu ,
sual musical purity.
A Mirror to Harmony
rQhe most beautiful painting cannot rival
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every rich detail of harmony is faithfully
reflected by plancsurfaccd tone chambers.
Each delicate shading of tones, high, medium
and low, is blended with mellow over'
tones. The Cheney reveals new beauties
in all records. The art of old'world furni
ture designers is also reflected in the crafts
manlike finish of Cheney cabinets. ' '
North Side Drug Store.
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