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Poisonous Insect Escapes in
Building, Students Giv
Bloomfield Neb.. (Special!
— All pupils In the new high school
building here were dismissed Wed
nesday forenoon when it was dis
covered that a live tarantula was
at large in the building. The tar
antula had been kept in a glass Jar,
the top of which was covered with
n piece of mosquito netting to keep
the big insect from making his es
cape. In some way, the tarantula
managed to force his way through
the netting and get away. Fearing
that it might bite some of the pupils.
Superintendent Friest dismissed
school for the day and search was
made for the tarantula. So far. the
big bug has not been found and It
has been decided to give the building
a thorough fumigation with the idea
that the spider will be killed by the
fumes. In the meantime, the pupils
had an unexpected vacation.
THIS FIRE BUG
Elaborate Plan to Burn I* re
mont Concern Had Provi
Fremont, Neb., * (UP)—Fail
fire extinguisher frustrated what
Dodge county officers called a clever
plot to burn the Simonson Serum
plant near Hooper.
The sheriff and his deputy started
Investigation of the lire. The blaze
did little damage, but if arrangements
lmd been successful,' the whole plant
would have been destroyed, it was
The incendiary displayed the abil
ity of an expert electrician, the sher
iff said. It was found that someone
trad tapped an electric light wire in
tli*» hutlriincr uthirh urr then panned
ed to tvo other wires and looped to
an alarm clock. The clock was set
for 3:15 a. m. When the alarm went
off, r contact was to be made which
would cause the wire to become v,t
aiul Ignite a pile of rags, which In
turn would set fire to a gallon can
of gasoline nearby. A short distance
from the small ran of gasoline .
a larger one, which wrs to explode
ane cause enough flame to ignite
Tile contrivance worked perfectly
as for as it went the sheriff explained.
The alarm went off and caught the
rags and nail can of gasoli - i
fire bin '’r #James shot up tl-ougu
the roof folio .ig I he explosion, snow
begun to melt over where the fire was
binning. The three-gallon can never
was ignited and the building was
Raved with little damage.
The sheriff believes that if the in
cendiary had taken the snow into
consideration and placed the gasoline
cans closer together, . plot would
haw succeeded. The persons who set
Mu- fire, it was said, had even gone
so far as to destroy the gasoline en
gine used for pumpii._ water into the
Officials of the serum company are
unable to explain why anyone should
want to set the building on fire.
NIOBRARA MAN TO
BE CANDIDATE AGAIN
Lincoln, Neb., <UP>—
Among litical filings with the sec
retary ef state today were: State
Senator Allen S. Stinson, of Niobrara,
democrat, for renomination in the
tenth district; State Senator Charles
Ft. Mearham, of Dorchester, republi
can. for renomination in the 18th dis
STATE LAND OIL RIGHTS
V-JaSEII TO W YOMING CONCERN
Lincoln. Neb., (UPi—Oil
and mineral rights on the 330 acr ;
of state land In Franklin county were
granted the Ohio Oil company of Cas
per, wyo., today. The land Is located
■about five miles south of Riverton.
The state reserves one eighth of the
oil or other mineral production.
NPR1NG PLOWING IS
BEGUN LN YORK COUNTY
ark. Neb.. (UP >— Spring
plowing was started last week in York
county. Carl Scamehorn, Yo.-k farm- |
er, said today. The ground was in ,
excellent condition, he said, and coul 1
not have been expected to work any
better than it did.
Recent moisture has been a great
benefit to the wheat. Scamehorn . id.
ami added that it did not hurt cat
HARTINGTON SCHOOL HEAD
1 GOING TO BOKTON MEETING
Hartington. Neb . <Special)
— Mias Myrtle Scoville. superintend
ent ot the Hartington public schools,
will leave Tuesday. February 21. for
Hradon where she will attenci the na
iional meeting of superintendents
February 2® to 29 Miss Scovtlle
plans to visit Chicago. Philadelphia,
HnJtimcre. Washington, and New
York while she Is in the east.
■MAKING YOUTH KENDK
SISTER ROY OF CANDY
Bccittsbiuff. Neb. tUP>—
A «b>w ■ of John Steen, Nebraska
Weal#van student who has been re
iwrted missing since February 0. re
•cited a box of randy firm him or i
Valentine's day, postmarked Los An
Hn wc,d was received from the
mlaatfu’ youth, but with fears for
his safety allayed hta father. Dr C
O. Ween, who h*s brrn to lJncolr
and Omaha sent word that tie would
iiturn home Saturday. No further
•ratrh for the youth atll be made. P
RETAILERS NOT AGREED
ON THE TRADING STAMP
Omaha. Neb., <UP>—A
fight over whether the legislature
should pass a law’ at the coming ses
sion legalizing use of trading stamps
with merchandise was expected to
break out in the resolution commit
tee of the federation -f Nebraska re
tailers meeting here.
A trading stamp law passed at the
last session was voted by Governor
McMullen at the insistence of the or
ganization. Many members of the
federation are said to be in favor of
the stamps but a large majority op
Kerosene Poured on Fire
Sends Mother and Chil
dren to Hospital
Lincoln. Neb., <UP)—Four
persons, Mrs. L. T. Weible and her
three small children, were In a hos
pital this afternoon suffering from
severe burns following explosion of a
can of kerosene. The explosion took
place when Phillip, 10 years old,
poured kerosene on an open fire.
Firemen were called. They ex
tinguished the blaze and administered
first aid to the four.
HER CLAIM FOR
BALM GOES UP
Woman Appeals in Suit
Against Estate of Man
Who Ended His Life
York, Neb., r~(UP>— An ap
peal has been taken to the district
court by Bessie A. Woods of Bene
dict, from the decision of the county
court, which disallowed her claim of
$10,000 against the estate of Jesse M.
Benedict, who ended his life April 11,
1927. and thereby was alleged to have
broken his promise to marry the
Mrs. Woods set forth that she and
Johnson promised and agreed to
marry each other in the spring of
1927 or not later than the first day
of September of that year. The pe
HHnn „ fV. . V. n t T«■. V, > n
fused to marry her about April 1,
1927. in violation of their agreement
and without valid excuse.
Under thc» terms of his will. John
son's estate, valued at approximately
$29 000, was bequeathed to two
nieces. Jennie M. Sidwell and Addle
M. Hardin, who filed objections with
the court to the claim of Mrs. Woods.
BELIEVES MISSING BOY
IS IN CHICAGO
Lincoln, Neb., ' (UP)—Belief
was expressed today by Dr. C. G.
Steen of Scottsbluff, Neb., that his
17-year-old r , John, who disap
peared from Wesleyan r vedsity on
February 6, is in Chicago.
Dr. Steen had no direct clue to the
whereabouts of his son, but was fol
lowing a tip received today, and
hoped to find the boy within a day
INVEST NEBRASKA SCHOOL
MONEY IN BONDS
Lincoln, Neb., ' (UP)—State
trust funds to the extent of $345,
857.54 will be invested in bonds of
fered by Omaha brokers, it was an
nounced today by the state beard of
educational lands and funds. This will
be the first time for many ;,ears that
the state has brought "■'uriticc to >
net the stats less than for and one
half per cent, interest. The Omaha
securities were brought on a basis of
4.10 to 4.15 per cent. Some netted
4.25 and one 4.35 per cent.
The old rule r * the board that no
bonds shall be bought ' cm "lidile
men was abrogated when the board
determined it would be unnhlp to hitv
direct from issuing boards. There Is
no one on the board, it was explained
whose business it is to seek out bonds
and negotiate for purchase direct
fiom officials who issue them.
ROSALIE IS GIVEN SCARE
BY CASES OK SCARLET FEVER
Rosalie, Neb.. (Special' —
Public schools here w'ere closed one
day to fumigate the buildings, fol
lowing discovery of two cases of scar
let fever. Two children of John Nel
son were ill. Next day school was re
sumed. but a trained nurse examines
all the pupils each morning, for any
evideuce of the malady.
SPEED MADE IN CASE
OF OMAHA NEGRO ROBBERS
Omaha. Net. (UP)—Henry
Jefferson, negro, captured after a
running gun battle with police, plead
ed guilty to robbery late yesterday
and was rrnteneed to 10 years in
prison. Hr received his sentence a few
hours after hfs capture. He will be in
the p-nitentlary less than 24 hours
after the crime was committed, set
ting a new recent record for speed
in criminal roses in this county.
Jefferson received a cnarge from a
shotgun in hi* skull during the gun
fight but did not know he had been
shot until two hours afterward. His
wounds are not serious.
OMAHA MAN TEMPLED
TO BREAK LONG FAST
Omaha, Neb, <UP*~R. F
Kurharo. Omaha druggist, last night
was sorely tempted to break hla self
imposed ta*t which today reached Its
Mr* Kurharo served bran gems 'or
dinner last evening. They air part leu* I
tar favorite of Kueharo and for r
time It appeared as though he auuld
“fall" for them lie fingered and
tmrlied the steaming hit gems "Hit
finally set them down and annuur.sed
he wowm gt> an with his fast.
Three Nations to Join
■ In “Olive Branch ” Pact
aacm. . >4ST.- 'iSSSSR
Fir Austen Chamberlain (left), Aristides Briand (right), end Benito
Mussolini (center), may come together in peace session that will have
important bearing on European political affairs.
Premier Mussolini has accepted tlie olive branch.
The symbol, tendered by Aristides Briand, foreign minister of France,
will lead to a meeting between the two statesmen that will clear up the
somewhat strained Fran^o-Italian situation.
What’s more, Sir Austen Chamberlain, England’s foreign minister, will
probably be a third party to this Important conference.
The Dure Is In favor of the session. He lias informed the Italian
Chamber that all points of friction should be wiped away.
Favorable Business Outlook.
From Bulletin of National Bank of
Commerce, New York.
Notwithstanding the prevalence of
rather dull conditions during the
closing weeks of 1927. there should
be a gradual acceleration of business
as spring approaches. Interest now
centers in the extent of the prospec
tive gains, whether they will be grad
ual and largely seasonal in character,
or whether they will be greater than
this, with the possibility, perhaps, of
new high records in some lines of in
dustry and trade.
There is an extraordinary combina
tion of favorable factors. Among the
more important are:
Prospect lor stable money at mod
Indications that building and con
struction will continue in large vol
Removal from the automobile in
dustry of the handicap of uncertainty
as to the Ford plans and indications
that increase of output will be gen
eral after the turn of the year.
Larger purchasing power on the
part of farmers as a result of better
conditions in staple agricultural lines.
Adjustment of manufacturing out
put to demand during the latter part
of 1927. and consequent avoidance of
accumulation of stocks of goods.
Likelihood of fuller employment
and larger payrolls ahead. While
this is of course dependent on the
foregoing factors, it constitutes in
itself a favorable influence, because
it is the basis of increasing purchas
ing power in industrial districts.
Constant technical progress de
signed to lower costs and widen mar
Steady betterment in conditions
abroad, as evidenced by return of
several countries to some form of
gold or gold exchange standard dur
ing 1927. with fairly stable currency
and exchange in some others where
the gold standard is yet to be estab
The presence of so many influences
for better business has led to the
apparent belief in some quarters that
the increase in industrial and com
mercial activity which is imminent
mav assume boom proportions. Some
such condition might develop in 1928,
but it seems unlikely at present.
♦ ♦ —
No Mistakes Say Ford.
From the Santa Barbara News.
In the course of an interview pub
lished in Forbes Magazine Henry
Ford is quoted as saying: "I never
made a mistake in my life. Neither
did you. Neither did any one else.
What are you here for anyway? For
mini puipvfoc- uu v uu jwu
are living on earth? . . . I'll tell you
what you’re here for and what every
living person is here for and that Is
to get experience. That’s all we get
out of life."
Possibly the possession of some
hundreds of millions of dollars makes
Mr. Ford so much of an optimist that
he can see good in everything that
When things go wrong, he does not
call them mistakes. He merely feels
that he has had a new experience out
of which he learns something. He
extends this philosophy to the rest
of mankind which has no millions
for backstop purposes.
It would be fortunate for our own
peace of mind if we could always
take the cheerful view of Ford. But
is his philosophy sound? Has not the
man of many millions not been guilty
ot the common error of making false
Has not he narrowed too closelv
the meaning of the word "mistake?"
A man who is in a position to dis
cuss calmly and apparently without
regret the loss of $100.000.00( is
hardly in the same position of the
man whose blunders might cost him
the loss of employment and home.
To purchase experience at the price
of blunders is not uncommon. Pos
sibly it would be well If we could all
accept the theory of Mr. Ford that
these experiences are worth while.
It would be unfortunate if the
world at large should accept the too
narrow definition of mistakes given
bv Ford and refuse to admit blund
MH* He Hear ( lolhrv
From the Popular Science Monthly
How come people to wear clothes?
Was it because ot modesty? Or im
modesty. to make the body more mys
terious and alluring.’ Or lor adorn
ment. or for protection front the ele
ments? Rach of these thrones has
been advanced Now Dr Knight
Dunlap professor of psychology in
Johns Hopkins university. Offers a
new explanation Primitive men and
women first took to clothe* hr *av»,
to ward u*f flies uitd similar peats
"Crawling and flying pr*u are with
primitive man abundantly and very
intimately.'' lie tayt "The moat ef
ftrienv jnotecHo# is aifotded by
ers. The wise man is the one tha’
recognizes that he has made a mis
take and profits by it.
Alien Property Problems.
From the Baltimore Sun.
Opposition to the Alien Property
Bill, passed by the house by a vot*
of 233 to 26. centered on the fact thal
it does not provide for the immediati
return of all the German propertier
held in trust by the alien propertj
Twenty per cent, of the value ol
these holdings, as well as half of th*
arbitrated value of the German ships
patents and radio stations seques
trated during the war, will be re
tained temporarily, and paid off a.«
the adjudicated American claim.*
against Germany for war damage?
are finally compensated.
The only opposition, in other words
came from a small group who felt'
that there should be no compromise
whatsoever with the principle that
Erivate property in time of war mus1
e held immune from enemy con
Their position, however, is in this
case somewhat quixotic. The only
* reason why the present bill does not
provide for complete and immediate
compensation to the German owners
is that the equally valid claims ol
Americans against Germany can best
be settled by grouping the two classes
together. The compromise Is one
which the interest^ groups in both
this country and Germany have ap
In the last session of congress a
similar bill passed the House easily
but was killed by the Senate fili
buster at the close of the session.
The administration has served no
tice that it will seek to have the pres
ent measure passed by the Senate
and made law before the end of
.— ♦♦ —
Not So Funny Now.
From the Tulsa Tribune.
A St. Louis member of the lower
house of the Missouri legislature a
few years ago introduced a bill call
ing for installation of stop lights on
street cars. Members of the senate
derided the measure. One offered an
amendment providing that conduc
tor?;. while awaiting for the traffic
lights to change, should leave their
own cars and run back a block and
flag all approaching cars. Another
proposed that the stop light be used
only during full eclipse of the sun
upon tha moon. The newspapers
joined in heaping ridicule upon the
INOW tilt? iauie> navt* uccu luiucu.
One car ran into another on a St.
Louis street the other day, and a
motorman was killed. The street rail
way company vows that it shall not
happen again. Voluntarily. It will
equip everv car with stop lights. And
the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reminds
the rest of the scoffers that this is
the very thing that seemed so funny
to all of them when a member of
the legislature suggested it.
It is the legislator's turn now. prov
ing that he who laughs last laughs
best, and that there is at least one
lawmaker In the world who has had
a practical thought.
♦ ♦ ■ ——
Too Much Spud.
Prom the Wall Street Journal.
A negro preacher was preaching a
rousing sermon for the purpose of
getting a big collection. In his re
marks he cried:
“Bruddern, dis church am got to
“Let'er walk, brudder; let'er walk."
came in unctuous tones from the
' amen corner.
Wanned by this encouragement the
preacher yelled: “Dis church am got
“Let'er run. let’er run." was the en
thusiastic ascent from the front seat.
“Dis church am got to fly. brud
drrs: dis church am got to fly."
This eloquence brought from the
seat of honor the hilarious response:
"And." continued the preacher, "it
ain gwine ter take money to make
thia church fly.
Then from the amen corner nine
the low, mournful words: "Jest let cr
walk, brudder; jest let’er walk."
hanging strings, leaves animals' tails,
and similar articles that flap with
the movements of the wearer. The fly
protections used on domestic animals
are exactly of the types of primitive
tmmiu clothing which have baffled
“Clothing Itself Is neither modest
nor immodest " he added, “Any de
gree of clothing, as well as nudity, la
perfectly modest when we become
Used to It,"
q Did Oerirude Atherton attend
the public schools? M C P
A Mrs Atherton was educated in
private schoois and under private
LAWYER LOSES SLIT
Lincoln, Neb. (UP)—F. W
Fitch, Omaha lawyer, lost out in su
preme court in his $50,000 libel suit
against the Omaha Daily News pub
lishing company, a decision handed
down today revealed. Fitch brought
suit on the grounds that 'tie had been
brought into ridicule and disgrace
by reason of the manner in which
the newspaper “played up” charges
made by his wife in divorce pro
District Judge Paine, who wrote
the court opinion, said headlines, to
which Fitch made particular objec
tion. are the paper's advertisement
of the news it carried and if they
are true, do not constitute libel.
Says Proposal Embarrasses
Him But Patriotic Idea
Is All Right
Omaha, (UP)—Plans of
Omaha war mothers to use his sta
tue as the central figure in a war
memorial to be placed on the court
house lawn, does not meet with the
“disapproval” of General John J.
Pershing, he said in a letter to John
L. Webster, chairman of the Omaha
War Memorial committee.
General Pershing said he under
stood the spirit of the war mothers
and while the proposal embarrassed
him somewhat, he w’ould not oppose
the movement because it “is to com
memorate the services of the gallant
men who constituted our armies dur
ing the World war.”
The proposed memorial w’ould have
an equestrian statue of Pershing
surrounded by a guard of soldiers,
sailors and marines.
ANOTHER DEATH CHARGED
TO ILLEGAL OPERATION
Omaha. Neb., <UP>—The
second death from an alleged crim
inal operation resulted here today
when Mrs. Grace Weis, 19 years old,
South Omaha, died at county hospi
tal. She leaves her husband and a
7-months old child. She told a nurse
at the hospital that she had been
treated by a woman at Fort Crook
to whom she paid $15. She refused
to give the woman’s name, hospital
authorities, said. Peritonitis was the
cause of death, an autopsy disclosed
Coroner Steinwender is investigating
OMAHA DRUGGIST HAS
FASTED TWENTY DAYS
Omaha. Neb.. (.UP)—
Richard F. Kucharo. oruggist, today
successfully passed his 20th day with
out food. Kucharo. suffering partial
paralysis is abstaining from food _ln
hopes his infirmities may be cured
OMAHA WILL INVESTIGATE
CORN STALK POSSIBILITIES
Omaha. Neb., (UP)—A
delegation of 30 or 40 Omaha busi
ness men will go to Ames, la., soon
to investigate possibilities of estab
lishing a factory here to utilize corn
stalk* and other waste materials on
Glen R. Eastburn, chief of the in
dustrial bureau of the Chamber oi
Commerce, who returned from a trip
through Prof. O. R. Sweeney's mode1
factory at Iowa Agricultural college
today was enthusiastic over possi
bilities of a large factory here. East
burn brought back many samples ol ,
work turned out by Profes. or Sweeney
The factory. if started here, would
devote its energies to the manufac
ture of wall board and insulation foi
houses, bosters said.
More than 250 useful articles can
be made successfully and cheaply
from cornstalks, Professor aweeney
contends. Flour made out of corn
cobs is of great value in treatment of
diabetes. '"Silk” stockings can be
made from waste corn material and
Professor Sweeney sees the eventual
downfall of the silkworm.
Corn stalks contain 35 per cent,
bulk cellulose, compared to 55 per
cent, in wood and 85 to 90 per cent
ALLEN LAYING PLANS
FOR cqmmunity BAND
Allen. Neb.. (Special)—If
present plans mature. Allen will
have a community band this summer.
Arrangements have already been
made with James Mellacher, director
of the Monahan Post band at Sioux
Cjty. to instruct the organization here
if sufficient funds are raised. The
town board has set aside about $200
for this fund and the balance need
ed will be raised by popular subscrip
tion. At the present time 30 persons
have signified their willingness to
belong to the organization. Of these,
some are more experienced musi
cians who formerly played in the Al
len band which was organized sev
eral years ago. and the balance are
high school students who hve been
playing in the school band and or
chestra for a couple years.
EFFORT BEING MADE
TO COMMERCIALIZE SCOUTS?
Omaha. Neb.. (UP)—Cer
tain organizations are trying to com
mercialize Boy Scouts. George Board
man. field executive of that organi
zation. warned in a speech here last \
night. Boardman said the organiza
tion gad gained considerable head
way in Denver and other cities and
was planning on starting operations
OMAHA MAM TRIES FASTING
AS CURE FOR PARALYSIS
Omaha. Neb. tUP'-Ftor
the first time rlnce he began his |
fast 21 days ago, R F Kucharo. Oma
ha druggist was to be examined by a
physician this afternoon, Kucharo.
who suffered partial paralysis a Year
ago had despaired of recovery
through medicine and began ab
staining firm all food* He believe*
this heroic method will cure him
He Mid hr felt much better but D
not sure that his paralysis is being
BODY IS FOUND
IN SMALL LAKE
Disappearance of Valley,
Neb., Man Lost November
Caused Death of Wife
Valley, Neb., : (UP)—The
body of Samuel Rice, 62 years old,
Valley liveryman for whom a search
has been made underway since his
disappearance last November, was
found floating in McCann lake near
here this afternoon. His coat and
ether belongings were found on a
spring board at the lake following
Grieving over his disappearance,
Rice's wife died two weeks ago.
Authorities today expressed the be
lief that ill health had caused Rice
to take his life.
TO PLANT 2,000 TREES
IN PARK AT FREMONT
Lincoln, Neb., "* (UP)—Two
thousand trees, recently purchased
by the state department of agricul
ture, will be planted in the state park
at Fremont, State Game Warden
O’Connell said today.
More than 25,000 trees will also be
planted on state land in Cherry coun
ty, in co-operation with state and na
tional forest organizations.
FILE MURDER CHARGE
AGAINST OMAHA NURSE
Omaha, Neb., ~ (UP)—Al
though a coroners’ Jury failed to un
animously request such action, Assist
ant County Attorney Ross L. Shot
well today filed charges of commit
ting murder through an illegal opera
Ei/vr. TT„I_ TT_a__ _
*"'-'** v ASblVii S1UUCIUS1, U liUKK >
The woman is charged with having
performed an operation cr Mrs. Heler
Nelson Volkmeier, 19 years old.
NOT DECIDED ON MOVE
IN ILLEGAL OLLKATION CASE
Omaha, Neb., (UP)—Assist
ant County Attorney Shotwell decid
ed today that any inquest into the
death of Mrs. Grace Weis, who died
at county hospital here yesterday
from effects of a criminal operation
must be held in Sarpy county. Mrs.
Weis on her deathbed said a Sarpy
county nurse had performed the op
eration but refused to give her name.
County Attorney William P. Nolan
is expected to announce shortly
whether or not sufficient evidence
has been gathered to warrant prose
cuting the nurse.
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LAST OF ORIGINAL
VIGILANTES IS DEAD
O'Neill, Neb., • -Hugh O'
Neill, one of the original organizers
of the Holt county’s first Vigilance
committee in 1882. died at his anch
on the Niobrara river, north of here
last week. The committee, known as
“An Organization for Law and Or
der.” was formed to put down horse
stealing, cattle rustling and “general
cussedness,” the three leading indus
tries at that time along the breaks
of the Niobrara river, and as a result
of its operations “Doc” Middleton was
captured and ceased his operations in
this section of the state, and the no
torious “Kid" Wade and other bad
men passed on or out.
The “Kid" died suspended from the
arms of a railroad crossing post near
Bassett, where he was being taken for
•t»i i)i„ __ "' 1 ',ijff,
BEATRICE AGITATES FOR
VOTE ON ANOTHER FIELD
Beatrice. Neb.. ~ (UP)—Peti
tions were being circulated in Beatrice
asking the city commissioners to put
a proposal on the ballot at the next
general election for issuing $10,000 in
bonds to buy an aviation field.
Workers for the project reported
t!he petition was being signed readily.
They pointed out that the city could
save several hundred dollars by vot
ing on the bonds at the genera! elec
tion rather than calling a special
a iavoraDie vote would not mean
that the field would be built on the
site indicated by the committee it was
explained: the committee previously
selected 40 acres on the Black farm,
east of Beatrice, as the most logical
place for a field.
FARMER HAS EXCITING
EXPERIENCE WITH RAT
Decatur. Neb . " < Special*—
Wallie Deman. farmer near Decatur
had an exciting experience with a rat
when it ran up his trousers leg and
out through the collar of his shirt.
Seeing the rat in an empty grain bin
he tried to kill it stamping it with his
foot, but he missed and the rat took
refuge up his trousers leg.
COMMUNITY CLUB PUTS
ON MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
Bloomfield. Neb., f Special!
—The Bloomfield Community club
has launched a membership drive.
Members have been divided into two
sides with E. L. Durbin and William
T *n" i”. onntains and an active
campaign is now under way. The
drive will close February 29 and the
lo«inc side will furnish the winners
with a banquet.
Pender. Neb., fSpecial'—
The 90th birthday of Miss Jane M.
Cook was celebrated here by rela
tives A huge pyramid birthday cake
decorated with 90 new dimes was the
feature of the big dinner. Mr*. W.
A. Love of Carroll Neb, a sister,
was unable to be present,
FARMERS ARK Pt E \SEI>
W ITH RECENT SNOWSTORM
Bloom, field. Special'—
Incal farmers are enihu.‘la»tic over
Die heavy snow that fell here last
week Last fall the ground froze up
with little moisture In It and the snow
will overcome this deficiency to a
ereat e*tent. A drlrrlin* ram which
preceded the mow look a lot of the
f»n»t ©oi and me' <if the water from
the melt Inf mow Is going down in
to ihe ground uiurtnf plrftte of
ir '*hire when It U Mm* ’f sprintf
work to Mart.
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