The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, December 25, 1924, Image 7

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Authority Says He Finds Crossword
Pastime of Very Ancient Origin
From the Minneapolis Journal
That the crossword puzzle, that mathematical pattern of
black and white squares that jumps out of The Journal and seizes
upon your spare time every evening, is far older than the English
language is the discovery of Dr. Frank H. Vizetelly, lexicographer
and editor of the New Standard dictionary. As one of the coun
try’s best known experts on words, especially elusive words, Dr.
Vizetelly speaks with the voice of authority when he says:
1 found that the early American settlers, almost as far back as
they can be traced, had something very like the crossword puzzle,
he says. "It isn’t the development of recent years, as many people
seem to think. It is involved and interlocked with the acrostic, the
nnagram, the rebus and even that homely old game of ‘tit-tat-toe’.”
But that is only the more recent history of the crossword
puzzle, the lexicographer explains. It was known in one of its
forms to the ancient Hebrews and unquestionably antedates even
that period.
Crossword puzzle solving is no mere time-killing pastime. Its
value as a mental exercise, as a steady enlarger of the vocabulary
and as a revealer of little known meanings of common' words, is
recognized by educators. The crossword’s present vogue is in
creasing rapidly the sale of dictionaries. Any instrumentality
that puts a dictionary into the hands of a man who never before
owned one may be classed as an educational agency. It was a long
time ago that Philip Gilbert Hamerton, in “The Intellectual Life,’’
gave this advice:
Do some work that Is very difficult, such as reading some
language that you have to puzzle out with the aid of the dictionary,
two hours a day regularly, to brace the fighting power of the
intellect.
Mr. Hamerton was not thinking of the crossword puzzle when
he wrote that, but his words apply to not dissimilar mental exer
tion.
Into still higher educational realms has the crosstvord puzzle
been taken by Professor Warner ^ite, head of the department of
philosophy at Princeton, who wants to offer a prize to the student
who shall succeed in devising a puzzle with two correct answers,
the professor’s purpose being to emphasize the fact that the pro
cess of reasoning from premises to a conclusion does not neces
sarily have a sole fixed outcome. And Professor Robert K. Root,
of Princeton’s English department, says there would be value in
a regular course of English vocabulary that used a collection of
crossword puzzles as a textbook. Professor Root goes even fur
ther. He says the fascinating word puzzle may be made to do
service in every province of education save the mathematical.
Meanwhile the public’s interest in the crossword waxes and
there is no indication of an early wane. Such interest is not con
fined to any class.
TODAY
BY ARTHUR BRISBANE
On the Southern Pacific Ltd., east
bound from San Francisco, Decem
ber 17. This train carries you along
the top of American mountains,
everything covered with snow,
height above sea level ranging from
4,000 to 7,000 feet.
Where the train screeches by,
startling heavy cattle, the old emi
grant trail may be seen, leading up
fi -'m Gravelly Ford, on the Hum
boldt river. Along that trail, slowly,
painfully with their ox carts, their
wives and children, men traveled In
1849.
It was only 75 years ago when the
I first gold seeking immigrants came
to that ford in the river, watching
for Shoshone and Piute Indians,
children playing and laughing in>the
Jolting wagons, the women going be
cause the men wanted to go, the men
plodding on because there was gold
uhead.
Looking from the window Ost tr
the right, a little later to the left,
you realize that this earth moves
rapidly, with science pushing it
ahead.
There are more than 1,500.000 patents
registered every year lit this country,
which leads the world in inventions, yet
conflict, which, In the opinion of the
National Industrial Conference board,
is avoidable, results in the frequent
loss of patents to this country. How
ever, trade associations are making
rapid progress in eliminating trade
friction in the question of patents, so
that it is the hope of those engaged in
this work that eventually court action
affecting patents will be reduced to a
minimum. One of the most notewoi
th.v plans for interchanging patents
within an industry, authorities say, is
I that of the national automobile cham
Iber of commerce, adopted some years
ago. It embraces more than a thous
and distinct patents.
To the right, between Cluro and
Beowawe, on a low point running
out into the Humboldt river, stands
a white cross. On one side lu
written “The Malden's Grave,” on
the other, the young girl's name,
“Lucinda Duncan.” She is said to
be the first white girl dead In the
emigrant rush, not killed by the In
dians, but by loneliness, homesick
ness and fear.
As you reach Elko, you see on the
left great hangars, with relays of fly
ing machines ready. There United
States flying mail carriers land and
find a fresh machine to carry tIre
mail bagw on. And there the pony
mail riders of old stopped and
changed their mall pouches to fresh
ponies.
There Is a contrast between the
old and the new United States'; with
only 75 years between, the lonely
grave of the emigrant girl on the
right, and on the left the hangars
for flying machines of the modern
mail service.
The days of emigrant ox cart,
stage coach, fighting 1'iutes and
Shoshones, and the days of romance
are gone. The proud ’ citizen who
No Advantage.
From the Chicago News.
"I wonder what your mother would
say If she knew how backward you are
in history?" remarked the teacher.
“Oh, she knows it,” answered Mary,
"but she says she never learned hls
t'ry and she's married, and my Aunt
Katie says she never learned hist'ry and
she's married, and you did learn his*
fry, and you ain’t married.”
Hallowe’en, like Candlemas day, and
May day, has Its origin among the
Druids, who at the time of Caesar's
invasion of England, taught their pa
gan religion, performed weird cere
monies, and offered human sacrifices
in their temples In the north ot vm>
island.
Pungent Paragraph*
Some man's idea of economy is to
preach it to their wives.—Illinois
State Journal.
Many sealskin coats being sold
thi3 winter were worn by rabbits
last winter.—Columbia Record.
Woman seldom gets a thrill ex
cept the first time she is married
and the first time she enters a bar
ber shop.—Jersey City (Jersey)
Journal.
The doctors say baldness is on the
increase. "You eun't drink hair tonic
and have it, too,” reflects Judge.—•
Roanoke Times.
If everybody works in heaven, as
Doyle says, we shall insist upon be
ing an efficiency expert.—Memphis
News Scimitar.
Rufe Hoskins says a man usually
can get a good bargain in electric
fans when be needs an overcoat.—
Oklahoma City Times.
Cheer up! The Department of
Agriculture has discovered a new
gooseberry!—Detroit News.
Congress will stand back of
Coolldge, says a headline, but he had
much better have them where he can
watch them.—Norfolk Ledger-Dis
patch.
If some people spent more time
solving their own problems they
would not be taking on so many
added responsibilities.—Canton Daily
News.
Washington is gradually going
dry. There were only 14,013 dis
closed violations of the liquor laws
there in the last fiscal year.— Sagi
naw News Courier.
pets on at Bcowawe directs your
particular attention to the local
power plant sending energy In all
directions, notably to the Buckhorn
mines 37 miles away, "with $7,000,000
worth of gold ore in sight.”
Real gold in sight is the thing in
our practical day. The fighting
Wlnnemucca, of the Plutes, would
find this country once divided be
tween his Indians and the Sho
shones no place now for an Indian
chief. White men are building
houses, harnessing waterfalls, dig
ging holes In the ground for goid,
silver, copper. Cattle of strange for
eign breeds are fenced In. You
may not kill and eat them. Tho
horses, big and heavy, are also with
in fences. Freedom is gone, from
animals and Indians.
But there is enough romance left
for tho eastern paleface. You look
into a dee,: hole, 40 feet below
ground where the track crosses a
stream. On 1be edge of the hole a
concrete mixer Is at work and be
low 20 men are preparing founda
tions for a new bridge. Just beyond
the deep snow is the group of flat
tents In which the workers sleep.
There is romance in that, the ro
mance of the science ot engineering
at work in this country, which was
prepared five hundred million years
ago, as a home for flying rnen.
Your great grandchildren will
know these mountains, valleys and
rivers by actual seeing from above,
as well as children of today know
some nearby resort.
In generations to come, men and
governments more nearly civilized,
will allow no children to develop
stunted bodies and deformed minds
in city slums. They will fly to this
country, to these high lands of
Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, Col
orado, to all parts of this American
mountain paradise of health and
beauty.
Here they will develop into real
men and women. The United States
will breed its own strong people, no
longer depending on Europe as it
does now for constant supplies of
fresh blood.
Never Did.
From Answers, London.
Mary—“What wages will you pay,
mum?"
Mistress—“I am willing to pay you
what you are worth.”
“I’ve never worked for as little as
that, mum. Good morning!’*
Every voter In New York state who
became qualified to cast a ballot after
January 1, 1922, by the attainment of
his majority, naturalization or having
moved Into the state, must, before he
can vote, have elthur a certificate show
Ing he has graduated from the eighth
grade or a certificate tuiieracv.
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Webster in Ignorance
of Cross-Word Puzzle
It has fallen to the Hartford Cou
rant to point out the fact that all the
encyclopedias and dictionaries have
been “scooped" by the cross-word puz
zle craze. Now, the cross-word puzzle
is not a new thing, though the craze
Is. For years people who like that
sort uf thing have been fond of cross
word puzzles, but that fact has not
made a dent in the reference books.
The late Mr. Webster knew about
acrostics, which the Greek poets
played with when in a frolicsome
mood, observes the Springfield (Mass.)
Republican. He knew about another
ancient library Joke, the anagram,
which spells both ways, like the name
of our fellow citizen, Otto Baal), And
lie knew about rebuses, In which pic
tures represent words. But if lie
knew about cross-word puzzles, either
under that or any other name, lie did
not put it into ids big unabridged.
I
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Allays irritation, soothes and heals
throat and lung Inflammation. The
constnnt Irritation of a cough keeps
the delicate mucus membrane of the
throat and lungs In a congested con
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reason it has been a favorite house
hold remedy for colds, coughs, bron
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in millions of homes all over the
world for the last fifty-eight years,
enabling the patient to obtain a good
night’s rest, free from coughing with
easy expectoration in the morning.
You can buy BOSCHEE’S SYRUP
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Preparedness
A certain New Yorker, an advocate
of deep wreathing, is accustomed to
take morning walks, during which he
at intervals raises his hands high
above his head and then lowers them.
A visitor from out of town watched
this performance in amazement for a
time and then, approaching hint tim
idly, said:
“Is it possible, sir, that affairs have
reached such a state In this city that
residents have to practice what they
shall do when they’re held up?”—
American Legion Weekly.
Watch Cuticura Improve Your 8kin.
On rls'ing and retiring gently smear
the face with Cuticura Ointment.
Wash off Ointment in five minutes
with Cuticura Soap and hot water. It
Is wonderful what Cuticura will do
for poor complexions, dandruff, itching
and red, rough hands.—Advertisement.
Post-War Soup
Novelist I). II. Lawrence wc.s talk
ing about post-war Europe.
"It’s almost impossible to get n
good meal in post-war Europe,” he
said.
"A chap In a Roman restaurant one
night let out a cuss word and snarled:
“ ‘Walter, you’ve spilled that soup
all over my trousers.’
“ ‘Don’t be alarmed, signor,’ said the
smiling waiter. ‘I know the soup here.
It never stains after six o’clock.’”
Lizard Fathered Snake
I)r. W. II. Ballou, speaking before
the American Society of Ichthyologists
and Herpetologists at Smith college,
Northampton, Mass., recently declared
that a lizard that roamed through
Texas more than i!5,000,000 years ago
was the father of all snakes. It took
more than 10,000,000 years for the liz
ard to become a snake, he said. A
Patagonian Serpent that flourished
8,000,000 yenrs ago was the conclusion
of this particular development, in Doc
tor Ballou’s opinion.
Dotes on Her Dad
He—Wlio is your fn corite author?
She—The author of my being.—Bos
ton Transcript.
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Historic Virginia Building
The office used by Lord Fairfax
after he turned his back on London so
ciety when disappointed in love, and
established himself in 17f»0 In Clark
county, Vn., Is still standing. Young
George Washington, employed by Lord
Fairfax as a surveyor, spent many
hours over his charts there. The
heavy door held together by hand
made nails was constructed to with
stand tomahawk thrusts by the In
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Big Paper Mill Planned
It is reported that the world’s larg
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Ontario. It Is to have 1,000 tons ca
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Cruelty was the vice of the ancient,
vanity Is that of the modern world.
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