The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, January 05, 1928, Image 8

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    THE New Ford has enough
power to give you all the
speed you can safely use.
Strength, durability andquiet
operation have been built into
the motor. But to keep them
there, you must see to it that
the motor always has plenty
of oil and that the oil is the
right grade.
POLARINE MEDIUM for winter
use will give your new Ford
protective lubrication. It will
keep your new Ford new.
Sold by reliable dealers and
Red Crown Service Stations
everywhere in Nebraska.
STANDARD OIL CO. OF NEBRASKA
"A J^brasXa Institution”
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“FOR THE NEW FORDS”
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FACTS ABOUT NEBRASKA.
With the nation’s com crop falling
more than a hundred million bushels
below that of last year Nebraska’s
crop will be more than twice as great
as for 1926. The average yield over
the state is 33 bushels per acre and
the quality is 90 per cent perfect. The
yield will be approximately 282 mil
lion bushels, which is one-fourth above
the ten-year average.
The South Platte people tried to
secede from Nebraska Territory in
1859. Delegations were sent to Wash
ington and to Kansas with a view to
being attached to the latter territory.
The percapita wealth of Nebraska
in 1922 was $4,004, as against a na
tional average of $2,918. Nevada led
with an average of $6,988, with South
Dakota following at $4,482. Iowa
with $44274, Oregon with $4,182 and
Cal'fornia beating Nebraska by three
doliars per head. Mississippi was
lo\ est at $1,216 with other Southern
ate vs slightly above.
1 our Nebraska counties were named
from territorial governors, Burt,
Cumming, Richardson and Saunders.
SCHOOL NOTTES.
The Eighth Grade—The following
are up to the standard in Spelling:
Phyllis Hough, Helen Hancock, Marie
Williams, Elizabeth Henry, John Har
bottle, Clarence Saunto, Marjory Brit
tell, Marjorie Gillespie, Geralding
Madison, and Cecil Sparks. Jean
Selah is slightly below the standard.
This was determined by taking the
quarterly uniform test. The class
took up the study of Geography Tues
day, and are using the Branom prac
tice tests in connection with the work.
High School—Semester examina
tion for first semester will be given
January 12th and 13th. The second
semester begins January 16th. Reg
istration for second semester work
will begin Friday, Januery 6th, when
all Seniors will register. The Juniors
will register January 9th, the Sopho
mores the 10th and Freshman 11th.
The Juniors and Seniors held a joint
party at the High School Auditorium,
Wednesday evening, January 4th.
The O’Neill High School basketball
team can be seen in action against
Inman High School, at the gymna
sium, on Friday, January 6th, at
8 p. m.
The High School teachers have been
busy cataloging the new High School
library and many new books have
been ordered.
The Board of Education at the reg
ular meeting of January 2nd, ruled
that Normal Training pupils should
no longer be permitted to do substi
tute teaching and that in the future
on the absence of regular teachers
that a qualified substitute teacher be
employed. The salary for the sub
stitute teachers to be $4.00 per day
below the 9th grade, and $5.00 per
day in the high school. Those who de
sire to do substitute teaching should
send in their names, and certifications
to Superintendent E. H. Suhr, im
mediately
Parent-Teachers.
Parent Teachers will meet at the
High School Auditorium, Tuesday,
January 10, at 3:30 p. m. The fol
lowing program will be given:
Pantomime—The Lamp Went Out
Ninth Grade
Song Second Grade
Piano Solo Third Grade
The discussion will be on health.
LINDBERGH STUDIES MAP
JUST BEFORE HIS
FLIGHT TO MEXICO CITY'
Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh, first
to fly the Atlantic to Paris, spent
several hours at the office of the As
sistant .Chief of Naval Aeronautics
studying maps of the proposed route
to Mexico City, which he completed
in a non-top record-breaking feat.
EVERGREEN TYPICAL
OF CHRISTMAS
Midwinter festivals and evergreen
decorations go back to the days of
Rome when that nation was at the
pinnacle of its might. The custom
spread and later the Christmas spirit
overshadowed the carnival idea.
Evergreen trees have long been the
symbol of everlasting life, typical of
the Christ, and the practice of sup
porting gifts and candles from the
boughs has caused them to be ic
creasingly popular in the late practi
cal age. The Christmas celebration
came into universal popularity in
England. There holly was first used
for decorations, and the mistletoe, the
sacred plant of the ancient Druids,
was employed to give a touch of se
rious mien. The idea of illumination
of Christmas trees goes back beyond
ability to trace. There has been a
late revival of the very ancient prac
tice of community Chistmas trees and
the late beautifully decorated and
lighted everygreen trees, with their
appropriate emblems and greetings
may be found in a majority of the en
terprising cities and villages in the
state. The impetus given to trade and
commerce during the holiday season
is scarcely to be considered in con
trast with the beautiful spirit which
pervades the Yule-tide as it is typi
fied by the decorated evergeen trees
that are placed in homes and commu
nity centers.
EDITORS AND DOCTORS.
A Roys’ Essay on These Two Public
Servants.
“I don’t know how newspapers got
into the world and I don’t think God
does, for He ain’t got nothing to say
about them in the Bible. I think the
editor is the missing link we read of,
and stayed in the bushes after the
flood and then came out and wrote
the thing up, and has been kept here
ever since. If the (■dStor makes mis
takes, folks say he ought to be hung;
but if the doctor makes mistakes, he
buries them and people don’t say
nothing because they can’t read and
write Latin. When the editor makes
mistakes there is a big lawsuit and
sweating and a big fuss, but if the
doctor makes one. there is a funeral,
cut flowers, and a perfect silence. A
doctor can use a word a yard long
without him or anyone else knowing
what it means, but if the editor uses
one, he has to spell it. If the doctor
goes to see another man’s wife he
charges the man for the visit, but if
the editor does he gets a charge of
buckshot. Any college can make
doctors to order, but editors has to
be bom.”
THE WISE FRIEND.
Once upon a time—and not very
long ago—there was a brother and
sister who had a friend. A very
special friend he was, who told them
stories about men who flew through
the skies over far-flung spaces of the
earth; of boys and girls who had
thrilling and mysterious adventures:
of others who had most unusual
situations confront them, yet manag
ed to come through their tests with
steadfast and courageous hearts; of
wild animals in deep jungles—how
they lived, hunted, and died. Such a
host of things did their good friend
tell them of, and how interestingly he
told them!
Came the time when their friend
moved away to another town. Brother
and sister were saddened by his go
ing, for they knew they would miss
his cherry smile and the wonderful
stories and anecdotes he was so fond
of telling them. Then one day the
postman brought them a letter from
their friend, in which he told them he
was sending them The Youth’s Com
panion so that they would not forget
him, and that in it they would find
just the sort of stories they had so
much enjoyed hearing him tell.
And sure enough, a day or two later
the magazine arrived, and brother ami
sister found that it truly did have
just such wonderful stories of adven
ture and sport and mystery and just
»uch jokes as they loved so well. And
every lime that a new number of The
Youth’s Companion arrived, they
write u note to their friend and told
him how much pleasure the magazine
gave them.
You, too, may huve just that same
pleasure, or give that pleasure, by
means of a subscription to The
Youth's Companion. Subscribers will
receive:
1. The Youth's Companion—12 big
monthly issues in 1928, and
2. Two Ultra numbers to new sub
scribers ordering within 30 days.
All for only $2.
8. The Companion's new book of
humor “1001 One Minute Stories’* also
included FREE (send 10 cents to
cover postage and handling).
THE YOUTH’S COMPANION
Subscriptions Received at this Ofllce
S. N. Dept., Boston, Mass.
VI I.ETIDE A JOLLY TIME.
V uletide. as everyone knows, la the
time of year when Christmas is cele
brated with all its merrymaking and
gayety But how did Christmas ever
happen to get the strange name of
"y uletide?” It appears that the
word yule, which used to he the name
«f Oiristmas in «ld England, hi per
haps descended from a word which
means “joly”—perhaps even from
the same word whence jolly originat
ed!
There was an old Iceland Christmas
festival known as “jol,” with the j
pronounced like y. TTiis bears a
strong resemblance to the modern
word jolly. The French word “joli,”
which means pdetty, is apparently re
lated to these same words. There is
in all of them a strong suggestion of
good! spirits, of happiness, of good
will toward one’s fellow beings.
In older days there was a custom
of dragging in a special log for the
great hearth fire. This was known
as the yule log, and it was laid, says
Webster’s New International Diction
ary, “as the foundation of the fire”
on Christmas Eve, being “brought in
with much ceremony.”
Because of a custom that is so old
its origin is almost lost in antiquity,
holly always brings to mind Christ
mas and its attendant good fun and
general joy. Holly of course, has no
direct connection with Christmas. But
since the plant’s green leaves and red
berries are attractive for decorative
purposes, the holly was early used
for interior adornment, being among
the avergreens available at Christ
mas time.
Naturally, various beliefs grew up
around the holly. It was considered
unlucky to bring it into the house be
fore Christmas, for example. Al
though at first glance the word holly
appears to be related to “jolly,” it
really is not—the word is Anglo
Saxon in origin. From the same
source came the holm or holm oak,
als used for decorative purposes.
The sprig of misteltoe also belongs
to Christmas. The word is Anglo
Saxon, showing at once the venerable
age of the plant’s holiday significance.
It means a twig or branch of mistle
toe, which is usually the way the
plant is seen nowadays.
As for the popular association of
mistletoe with kissing if caught un
der a branch of it, Webster’s New In
ternational Dictionary has thijg to
say:
The mistletoe “groms pendent from
various trees, especially the apple,
rarely the oak; when’ found on the
latter it was held in special venera
tion by the durids, and was at all
times a ceremonial plant among early
t-•>
“Pecan Crisps”
Have you tried those pecan crisps? They
are something new. We roll them in pe
cans, cinnamon and sugar. Everyone asks
for more. 1
McMillan Markey
The Hume Bakery
European nations, whence probable
originated1 the modern Christmas
custom of kissing under the mistle
toe.”
CHAMBERS ITEMS.
Mrs. J. I). Grimes is ill at the home
of her son, G. H. Grimes.
Miss Cleta Hanna, of Omaha, spent
the holidays with her father, B. G.
Hanna.
Mrs. Arthur Tibbett, of O’Neill,
spent last week with her father, B.
G. Hanna at Chambers.
Glen Adams, who is a student at
Wesleyan University, has been spend
ing the holidays at home.
The three children of Mr. and Mrs.
T. J. Osborn are convalescing after
an attack of Scarlet fever.
E. V. Grubb motored to Tilden, Sun
day, and Mrs. Grubb and infant son
returped home with him Monday.
George DeKay, who is a student at
the State University at Lincoln, spent
the holidays with his family at Cham
bers. 4
Prof, and Mrs. Bower Sageser left
for Nickerson, Sunday, after a pleas
ant visit with the former’s parents,
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Sageser.
Prof. Wm. Kretka, who has been
spending the hoidays at Lincoln, re
turned to Chambers, Sunday, to re
sume his work in the school room.
Mrs. Dew'ey Holcomb, who has
been ill the past week, was taken to
the hospital at Stuait, Saturday,
where she was operated on for ap
pendicitis with satisfactory results.
Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Gill entertained
at a six o’clock dinner, Thursday, in
honor of Prof. H. L. Thompson, of
Lincoln, who has been visiting his
many friends at Chambers during the
holidays. ' 4
Owing to an attack of tonsilitis,
with which she has been suffering,
Miss Eleanor Sammons, was unable
to return to Nickerson, Monday,
where she is a student at the Nicker
son high school.
BRICK BATS.
Two politicians, Raw Raw and Rare,
are feeling mighty sad; for them the
world is full of care, because they
have been bad. They wanted fame
in politics, they had the kale to spend;
so they cooked up schemes and shady
tricks to gain a crooked end. They
hooked the votes from left and right,
and chortled in their glee; their creed
was “Having cash is might and all
things have their fee." They won the
fight—or thought they did—by spend
ing loads of yen, and figured that
the highest bid won seats as Con
gressmen. But Congress does have
honest guys—the same we must ad
mit—who are not fooled by tricks and
lies—So Raw and Rare don’t sit.
They’re branded for the world to see
that crooks must ever fail; the plums
they shook from out the tret* are
wormy, sour and stale. There’s lost
of men like Raw and Rare who think
[that cash is might; who only for
themselves do care, unheeding wrong
and right. They always seem to win
at first because they have the tin;
but schemes and crooks are surely
cursed—they never really win.—Brick
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