The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, April 19, 1928, Image 6

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However, Omaha Police
Drag Missouri River for
Missing Man
Omaha. Neb <UP>—Al
though they believed a “suicide"
note left by C. H. Beck Kansas City
salesman, to be a hoax. Omaha po
lice today dragged the Missouri riv
er for Beck's body.
The note was addressed to Beck’s
wife, who has lived here with her
mother. Mr*. Mary Jensen, since her
reparation from Beck last June.
Wlff and motherinlaw said Beck had
sent them several other similar let
The note declared Beck's love for
his wife, asked her forgiveness and
blamed the motherinlaw for martial
difficulties. Mrs. Jensen denied she
had interfered. The Becks were mar
ried nine years ago shortly after
Beck was discharged from the army.
j Lincoln, Neb., (Special)
—The supreme Juftrt Friday held
that Prank Denesia Is entitled to
! the quarter section of land left by
; his father in Cuming county, and
j ordered that proceedings be taken
to establish title in him. The case
j was once argued to the commisssion,
i but the decision was not satisfac
j tory to the court, and it called for
another submission.
Denesia had orally agreed with
his parents that he would remain
, with them as long as they lived and
j take care of them, and on their part
■ they agreed that he should have the
' homestead. The case was compli
: rated by the fact that the old folks
: spent their latter days in (own.
with the son paying them $300 a
year rent for the farm. The court
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constitute abandonment of the con
j tract.
The other heirs objected to Frank
Retting the home place, and raised
the point that a homestead cannot
be thus made the subject of an
t oral promise. The court says this
j is not the law. It says that the evi
| dence proved existence of the oral
contract between the parents and
! the son and fulfillment by the latter
of the contract. Therefore, he
should have the land.
Norfolk. Neb., _ _ . (Special)
, —Old timers living tn the vicinity
, of the Missouri river say more ducks
and geese have passed over the
northeast Nebraska this year than
in any other previous in the last 40
years, according to Deputy Game
Warden C. A. Gray of Norfolk.
Thousands of ducks and geese
have been seen in this section this
year, he reported. Hunters are
! hoping an equal number of the
birds will plan their trips to the
south next fall so that they will
travel across north Nebraska, al
though some fear the flight might
be over in two or three days, as it
has been in times past.
Hoy Baker, living near Decatur,
was arrested on a charge of shoot
ing English call ducks. Deputy Gray
’announced Monday while in Norfolk.
What action will be taken against
Baker has not been announced, he
suid. He was arrested while in the
vicinity of Quinebaugh near Lake
Decatur. Several persons living in
tills section have been arrested and
i fined this year for shooting ducks
;and geese out of season.
Norfolk, Neb., (Special)
-The jury for the April term of
t district court in Madison county
'bus been called for Monday, April
23. it is announced bv Walter Burt
' wr, clerk of the district court. The
first cases on the assignment are
the Security State bank vs. Pit
tack, et al and the Kicrstead mat
ter, the latter having been heard at
the last term, the Jury failing to
reach a decision.
Monday. Judge Clinton Chase
granted divorces to Da'thy Tyree,
who was suing Roy Tyre and Esther
Reichert who had taken action
I against her husband, Ployd Rei
' chert.
Naturalization papers were grant
ed to the following: Nick Xanthis,
Nickolaus Engle, Mr. and Mrs. Sny
! der Addyman. Peter Kahland, Sam
uel Pleksniss and Johns Beisswenge.
Practically all Norfolk attorneys at
tended when started Monday. Dates
on which state cases will be sched
uled to start have not been an
1 York, Neb., _ < UP >—Be
tween 300 and 500 members of the
Church of God are expected in York
'at a camp meeting to be held June
• 3 to 19 at the grounds of the Chris
'tlan Unity Press, located north of
York. Rev. H. G. Babel, vice presi
dent and general manager of the
church publication, announces.
, The Unity Press, a publication for
German readers, formerly located at
Anderson. Ind. has purchased a 20
■ aere tract near York which will be
occupied as soon as plans can be
Most of the meetings, to be held
under canvas, will be conducted in
the Oemifen language
Wayne. Neb.. ^ „ iBprlal)
- A group of Wayne citizen*, head
ed by A. R Davis, ha* asked for a
recount of vote* cast last week at
the clly election relative to the tax
levy to raise funds for the band
When the voles wrre et unted on
election night the proposal to levy
a tax was found defeated by five
vote* The eity board canvassed the
vote and counted the three mall
vtlea, two of which were for the
band levy and one opposed It.
Pierce, Neb., > -Homer
Dobbs, of Orchard, Neb., has been
sentenced to four years at hard la
bor in the penitentiary on a charge
of forging a check.
Dobbs was arrested last Decem
ber for forging the name of Casper
Theisen, of Osmond, Neb., to four
checks. The checks were passed in
Pierce, Plairview, Osmond and
Wausa. The jury brought in a ver
dict of guilty after deliberating for
several hours.
A motion was filed for a new
trial by the attorney for the defend
ant, on a writ of error. Sentence was
suspended for 30 days and bail was
lixed at $1,200 during that time.
Plainview, Neb., Merchants
Go Back to Old Practice
of Giving Credit
Plainview. Neb., j. . <UP>—
The first serious attempt to es
tablish a strictly cash merchandis
ing system into every retail busi
ness establishment of a town in the
United States has failed.
Plainview merchants, who about
two months ago entered into an
agreement to sell only for cash, have
re-established credit on the same
basis that it had operated for years,
and no effort is being made to re
new the experiment.
Not all the Plainview merchants
entered the agreement, but with the
four largest stores combined on the
cash basis, it had been hoped that
all might be enlisted soon.
Only a few days after the elim
inauon oi crean, u was wmspeieu
that one of the allied merchants had
broken faith with choice customers.
This was followed by further lax
support of the ruling, and now the
last semblance of the system has
Winside, Neb., -While
working at the city light plant, the
city electrician, David Glasscock,
knocked out the breaker of the
main line when he touched it with
his elbow, and the fire flashed in
his eyes, burning them so that he
1 could not see.
Taken to a hospital In Norfolk,
Neb., Glasscock was put under the
care of an eye specialist, and could
not see at all for many hours. How
ever, he finally was able to come
home to direct the plant, though he
will not be able to work for some
time, and will have to have his eyes
treated for several weeks.
Omaha, Neb , _ (UP) —
Lovers of outdoor life are sure or
a tract if they attend the sixth
annual national convention of the
Izaak Walton league here, April 18
to 21. A list of speakers made pub
lic today discloses names of some
of the most prominent conserva
tionists in the country.
From Washington will come heads
of bureaus including Paul G. Rod
lngton of the biological survey, E.
A. Sherman, associate chief forester
and Henry O'Malley of the fishery
department. From the various
states will come chief game wardens
and other experts.
Arthur Hawkes. famed Canadian
Journalist will tell what Canadian
people are doing with rod ""id gun.
Former Governor Parker of Louis
iana will be another speaker. Dav
id Madsen, conservation commis
sioner of Utah. President Dickinson
of the league and many others will
also speak.
The sportsmen show to be held
in connection wuu me lumcuuuu
will exhibit every kind of gun, fish
ing rod, bait and will have a large
assortment of different kinds of
birds and animals on view. Seven
ty manufacturers have entered ex
hibits in the show. Motion pictures
of unusual outdoor scenes will be
shown. The United States govern
ment bureau of fisheries will ex
hibit four aquariums, the biologi
cal survey will show lifelike scenes
of duck, deer and other game and
the forest service will have a natur
al display .
Contests to be held include rifle
shooting, bait and fly casting, and
trick pistol shooting. Bird whistl
ing imitations will be given by Bob
Limbert. world's greatest pistol shot
who will also give a demonstration
of his prowess with the six-shooter.
"Cief Dowangino" Callier. an Indian
one of America's foremost bait cast
ing experts will give free instruc
tions in the art.
Railroads have granted special
rates for the convention. Walton
ers here expected 30.000 visitors.
There will be 1,500 delegates pre
Lyons. Neb.. t Special)—
The Lyons village board of trustees
has voted to employ a night watch
man. Action was taken following
the presenting of a resolution to the
board by a committee of business
men and members of the commun
ity club. The watchman will be paid
S100 a month and will make at
least two trips a night over the
residence district.
Lincoln, Neb.. > UP)—
Cattlemen are facing prospects of a
successful year, the stale and fed
eral division ot agricultural statis
tics said today, with price* cm a
higher level than at any time since
the war and with range conditions
the beat they have been in year*
Nebraska, especially sandhill cattle
men. are fortunate in having lest
reduction in stock than U general
over the United Slate*, the report
DORA DUBY, darling of the dance, who has scored sensa
tional successes in London, Paris, Berlin, Madrid, l ienna
and other European centers, has finally completed her tour
and expects to return home to Broadnax. Duby has been hailed on
the continent as the cleverest of, all jazz-dancing importations, and
just one glance at Iter latest photo should convince almost anyone
that Europe’s loss is going to be New York’s gainl
fTriturnailinfia} lllustr»(fd Newt*)
Pulling Out of Line Increases
Dangers of Automobile Traffic
From A A. A. Bulletin.
^In driving you increase your chances of an accident 50 to 1 when
youyjJull your automobile out of line.
Forty per cent, of the automobile accidents fatal to children occur
when a child runs out lrom behind a parked car.
These are among the conclusions of James S. Kemper, president
of the Lumbermen’s Mutual Casualty company. Chicago. His judge
ment Is based on intensive study of over 10,000 automobile accidents
In the last 10 years.
"I don’t mean that a driver should never cut his car out of line,”
says Mr. Kemper. "That would be ridicuolus advice. It is constant
ly necessary to pull a car out of line. The purpose may be to turn or
to pass another car. Circumstances may make it right and proper
to do so.
"What I do mean is precisely what I say. that you increase your
chances of an accident 50 to 1 when you cut out of line. Therefore
you should do so only when absolutely necessary and with the greatest
foresight and care. On a pedestrian vacation trip in the mountains
you might have occasion to walk for a short distance along a narrow1
ledge with a sheer drop of a thousand feet. How foolish you would
be to retrace your steps and do it over and over again! If you did,
sooner or later you would probably slip or get dizzy and fall.
"That is what happens to the motorist who habitually pulls out
of line. Sooner or later the accident probability catches up with him.
By accident probability we mean the likelihood that an accident will
happen under a given set of circumstances. That likelihood is 50 times
greater when a driver is out of his place in the line of traffic than
when he is in place. His exposure, as we call it, to an accident is in
creased 50 to 1.”
Referring to an illustrated book on "Preventable Accidents” pub
lished by the Automobile Safety committee of the Lumbermen's Mutual
Casualty company ,Mr. Kemper pointed out some road rules that bear
on the dangers of pulling out of line:
“Keep your position on a hill; if you want to pass a oar, do It on
the level.”
"Keep your place on a curve and do your passing on the straight
"Let approaching car go by before passing car ahead.”
"Follow line of traffic... Move straight ahead, not in and out."
TheLumbciOien s Mutual Casualty company devotes a large part
of its extensive public safety work to the safety of children. "Because
so large a per centage of the fatal accidents to children occur when a
child runs out from behind a parked car.” says Kemper, "parents and
teachers should not stop with the time-worn adage of. ‘Look both ways
before you cross the streets.’ They should add, “And never run out
from behind a parked car.”
Productive Value Counts.
Prom Aberdeen tS. D.) American.
One of the many good points
made by E. B. Ramsay of the Can
adian Wheat Pool in his address in
the Municipal building here was his
statement that “the value of land
will always rise aud fall with its
productive value.” He stated fur
ther that laud In Canada was now
selling readily.
This condition cannot be said to
•xlst in the United States. Lanq
rose in price of hitherto unknown
1920. There is but one reason for
this and that is. its loss in value has
been relative to its loss in produc
tivity. It is not meant by this that
our land Is not producing bushels,
but that it is not. producing dollar;;
In keeping with the investment and
the upkeep. No good business man
will make an investment that gives
no promise of yielding him as much
interest of dividends as hir. other
There was a time in this country
when land was regarded as a good
•ound investment While Its yield
In dollars and cents was not large,
the expenses of equipment were at
balance with the price received for
the things Hie land produced Land.
t'srd In Sewing.
From Answers.
Very modern girl: Oh. Freddie
what a charming little ornament!
Mul what Is It? it's made of goto,
but Its not a brooch, or a ring or
a bracelet. I hare never seen any
thing like It
Fird: It a a thimble.
Q How ran forgeries of pirturea
be detected * N. A M
A. Photcgfapiiy reveals mam
difference* of btushwork ami me
dium between old and modern
riniinsi Hadtuyraphv ha* also
rrj ured With surer*.'.
therefore, was then not only sale
able but steadily rose in value.
These who owned large farms and
held onto them for a period of
years or until their deaths, left a
goodly heritage for their children
to divide.
This was all changed, however,
following the post-war depression.
The farmer's produce remained at
pre-war values while his equipment
rose in price ot hitherto unknown
heights. Two inevitable things hap
pened. Farmers left the land bv
the thousands and land values not
only failed to increase, but on the
other hand, wpnt back.
There could be no other outcome
to such a condition than that farm
lands should become practically un
Who is ihere no matter what his
faitli in his native soil might be.
who would care to invest his sav
ings or his surplus, knowing that
in thp event of his death when
it would become necessarv to con
vert his holdings into cash, he
would be leaving his heirs with an
indivisible legacy that produced verv
little Income In short no good bus
iness man will Invest In propetty
that Is dead and unsalable.
Our Neighbors.
He; Didn't some brainless idiot
propose to you before we were mar
She Yes
He: I wish to goodness you'd
married turn
She: I did
• a
Q Where Is the longest concrete
highway bridge in the world? E C.
A. The new Pontchartraln
budge In Louisiana is the longest
continuous highway bridge con
structed of rr.nforced concrete It
extend* & miles acto n the water
and has 10 miles of built approach
es The iota) length Is approx!
mitf)v 41
Columbus, Neb. (UP) —
Frank P. Clother, 55 years old,
Platte Center, Neb., was killed
early this morning when the auto
mobile in which he was riding
turned over near here. He sustained
a fractured skull and died 10
minutes after the accident. Don
Carrig, also of Platte Center, the
driver of the automobile, received
injuries which were nol serious.
The two men were returning
from Columbus to Platte Center.
An automobile belonging to Will
Schmidt of Platte Center, stalled at
the top of a hill because of a
frozen radiator was struck by Car
rig's car, which turned over.
Believed Southern Nebras
ka Apple Crop but
Slightly Damaged
Falls City, Neb., - •«« (UP)—
The entire plum, peach, pear and
apricot crops in Richardson county
suffered severe damage from
freezes during the last thre days,
H J. Kloefle, local gardener, re
ported. The apple crop wfas slightly
damaged and oats and clover will
also suffer. Alfalfa was nipped and
earR garden truck except peas was
killed, Kloefle said.
Hastings, Neb., __ (UP)—
William H. Ground. 78 years old,
pioneer Hastings man, died in the
Methodist church here Sunday
morning. Heart disease was given
ac the cause of death. Ground re
cently celebrated his fiftieth wedd
ing anniversary. He is survived by
eight children.
York. Neb., (UP)—Two
stores and nearly all the contents
weie destroyed by fire in Gresham,
Neb., this morning. The fire
threatened for a time to spread
over the entire business section of
the town. The Lindstroni general
store and the Brittell furniture
store sustained losses aggregating
approximately $60,000. It was not
ascertained whether insurance was
The fire, discovered at 9:30 this
morning, was thought to have
originated in the furnace room of
the furniture store, and to have
been caused by a defective heating
plant. A strong southwest wind
made it almost, impossible to con
trol the fire, but firemen from
Shelby. Utica and Waca, assisted
by the citizenry of Gresham, turned
out and got the blaze under control
at 11:30.
Acreage Increase in Last
Few Years Greatest in
Minneapolis, Minn.,_. _ (UP)
—Minnesota leads the northwest in
percentage increase in acreage de
voted to alfalfa and at the present
time probably has the largest total
acreage of any northwestern states,
according to university farm author
In the years from 1919 to 1924 in
clusive Minnesota showed a gain of
385 per cent., increasing the acreage
from 45,000 to 220,000. A great in
crease has been shown in the pro
duction since 1924, however, and, ac
cording to A. C. Arny field crop
specialist at the Minnesota experi
ment station, approximately 400,000
acres of alfalfa will be produced this
Expansion is expected to increase
at a slower rate for the next few
years. About 368.000 acres of timo
thy was produced in the state last
year and. according to Mr. Arny,
that land will soon be devoted to
Michigan leads the states in
acreage production with a gain of
334 prr cent, to 321.000 acres, Wis
consin is seconc* with 286.000 acres
and Minnesota ranks third
Other states including Montana.
North and South Dakota and Iowa
have shown large gams in the last
five years.
Slayton. Minn.. i Spe
cial*—Miss Gertrude Schaffer, a
member cf the faculty of the locn'
school, was injured in an auto col
lision near Heron Lake. Sunday,
when the auto driven by her father
M. Schaffer, of Luverne. collided
with another car at a junction of
gravel roads. Miss Schafier suffered
a number of scratches and bruises.
Her father had three ribs broken
and was otherwise bruised but not
serious The driver of the other car
was seriously intured and is not ex
pected to live. His car was burned
Pipestone Minn. . 'Spe
r.*l» Ethel Stetserna and Margaret
Hail with Lucille Ihlen and Doria
Gore vs alternates and Vela in See
man and Verona Marvlin with Roy
Oile* and Loretta Carpenter aa al
ternate* will go to Luverne next Sat
urday whtre they will enter the aisle
tonicity sieged for student* In and shorthand, the first four
mentioned will compete in the ad
vanced »trm>g:apl>er« rented ami
the la!t»r four Student• r,ill enter
the begmr.rrg 1} j i y cla*»
Drainage District Can’t Be
Forced to Build Bridge
on New Road
Lincoln, Neb., (Special)
■—A test case from Keith county
settles an Important question in
which drainage and irrigation dis
tricts are interested. This is wheth
er a county, which opens a road
across a ditch after the latter has
been constructed at a point where
it crosses a section line, can com
pel the district to build a bridge to
carry the road across the ditch.
The court says that there is noth
ing in the common law to justify
such liability, and as the legisla
ture has never passed a law fixing it
on a district, the courts can do
nothing about it. The county
claimed that the section line was
there first and constituted a poten
tial road, so that when the ditch
crossed the section line it was notice
to the district that some day a road
would go through there. The court
says this is remote and speculative,
and that where the ditch is there
first the district cannot be com
pelled to construct and maintain a
bridge for the use of the highway.
Lincoln, Neb., _ _ (UP) —
Thirty five per cent, of all cattle in
Nebraska are in territory free from
bovine tuberculosis or are under su
pervision for tuberculosis eradica
tion, a report issued today by state
and federal bureau of agricultural
statistics showed.
Disease-free territory means that
in the last test less than one-half of
1 per cent, of the animals readied
to the test and that they have been
slaughtered or removed; 28 coun
ties nave Been placed on tne nso,
with a cattle population of 769,
000. There are 12 counties, contain
ing 312,000 head of cattle, under
supervision and three preparing to
begin work on tuberculosis eradica
Counties on the accredited lists
are: Dakota. Thurston, Burt, Col
fax. Dodge. Polk. Butler, Saunders,
Hall, Hamilton, York, Seward, Lan
caster. Cass. Otoe. Johnson. Nemaha,
Red Willow, Thayer, Phelps and
Gosper. Cedar, Dixon, Wayne,
Boone. Washington, Douglas, Sarpy,
Clay. Adams, Kearney, Dawson and
Hitchcock counties will be accred
, ited when sufficient clean tests have
been passed; they are now under
A slightly larger proportion of cat
tle are under supervision in the
United States than in Nebraska. A
total of 20,198.272 head are now in
cluded in the supervisory area, or
about 37 per cent, of all cattle in the
country. On March 1, 115,466 herds
in the country were accredited as
clean. There are 465 counties in the
country on the disease-free list, in
which almost all of the herds are
free from tuberculosis, the report
Lincoln, Neb.; „ _ (UP) —
Donald Masters, 2 years old, son o(
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Masters, of
Agnew, Neb., met death late Tues
day when his head was caught be
tween two braces of a hayrack and
he was hanged. No inquest will be
held. The accident occurred while
the child was playing in the yard
Falls City. Neb., (UP)—
When Charles Ebel, farmer, living
near here, heard marauders in his
chicken house he took his shotgun
. ft . 1 _ i. _A fir.
itliu iuvu n L liii. wuwu.i.f.
ure emerged crying “don't shoot,
don't shoot.” but Ebel fired again.
The would-be robber yelled in pain
that he had been shot and fled.
A check-up was made of physi
cians who may have treated a man
for gunshot wounds but the victim
was not found.
Ebel's home has been robbed peri
odically for several years and he
had arranged a burglar alarm in the
hen house.
Omaha. - (UP)—Grain fu
tures trading will be resumed on the
Omaha Grain exchange. June 15. it
was decided at a meeting of the
board of directors of the exchange
last night. Futures trading was
stopped during the war and never
resumed. Its resumption will aid
farmers and millers in hedging cash
purchase of grain, it was said.
Omaha. Neb., (UP)—C.
M. Zieback, superintendent of the
Ornaha-Winnebugo Indian reserva
tion in Thurston county, was in
Omaha today, seeking help front
Federal District Attorney J. C.
Kinsler and prohibition director
Elmer Thomas in his campaign to
banish liquor and peyote from the
Zieback has been making a deter
mined fight to keep liquor and the
Mexican diug away from his
charges, but admitted the battle L
not yet won.
Lincoln. Neb . _ «8pecial)
—The supreme court today held
that the bequest of tt..* greater pail
of a 113,000 estate by Mr*. Eluuu
Holler to her daughter. Mrs. Ida
Craig, should be cancelled The
court *ay* Mr* Craig was guilty of
exerting undue Influence and fraud
in withholding from her mother In
formation that she had joined with
lirr aiater. Mis. Kate WettethoU.
in asking for a guardian for the 85
vtur-old os rent.