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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 2, 1928)
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The salty wind blows cool clouds
Ter wistful face; the salty wind
On pctaled waves as they curl
\nd the heaven is purple, thickly
With the stars set round in
Blotted from earth by a rippling
A singing mariner gaily flings.
rhe night moves onward—Oh, halt
Cast down an anchor and bid
Or ere we know it, our craft will
On a sudden blazing isle of Day!
Fiances Wierman in the Stratford
From a Trade Bulletin.
I want a fence,” the house
"Around my house and lot,
So let me see the different
In fabrics that you’ve got.”
"But, Madam, what do you
This mesh or that one
Said she. "I don’t know ’bout
Just match my auburn
When the prying historians of the
rear 2928 write their chronicles of
the then dim and far distant 1928,
they will doubtless refer to this as
the “colorful age.” Present histori
ans have given us the “stone age,”
the “iron age,” the “electrical age,”
etc., so we may expect the histori
ans of tomorrow to give their gen
eration the “color age.”
Never before has color been so
riotous or used with such abandon
as now. What with purple soup ket
tles, gilt office buildings, green bath
tubs, cerise lips, lavender pajamas
and kaleidoscopic feminine costumes,
we may with reason expect the
moon to become scarlet and the
bock yard fence to take an auburn
Indeed, the latter eventually is
far more serious that facetious, for
according to a recent circular issued
by the Copperweld Stell company
some of the chain link and woven
wire fences we see protecting lawns
frrwn t.h mi ah Hp.cs rhiliirpn and
pedestrians from too thoughtful
dogs, might well be a delightful sea
green or a rich reddish brown. And
here is how to color the fence.
One of the newest types of wires
to be adapted to fence Is known as
"copperweld" wire, and is a strong
steel core around which has been
molten welded a heavy layer of
pure, non-rusting copper. Now cop
per, when exposed to the elements,
will develop after a time what is
•ommonly called "verdigris”—a lit—
Me green scale that is a sort of first
cousin to an insulating jacket. But
with fence made of this type of wire,
why wait until Mother Nature takes
her action? The same sort of sea
green tint, only better and more
permanent, can be developed by
merely brushing over the copper
jacketed wire a solution of salt
water. This solution should be about
a half pound of salt to two gallons
at water. Or—one pound of sal
ammoniac in about flve gallons or
water (allowed to stand 24 hours)
will do much the same sort of thing.
Of course it may be that the por
tlers in the sun room are of a
brownish hue and you will want the
bark yard fence to match them In
such an event merely rub the cop
perweld wire fence with a large
piece of cotton waste that has been
saturated In boiled linseed oil. The
application of this oil will gradu
ally turn the copper surface a rtrh
dark brown and the tint can be
Public Opinion In Orient
Maurice Pernot In Revue drs Deux
A public opinion Is developing In
Ure orient—and a public opinion
common to all oriental people* The
oriental press hs* shown a marked
development within the last few
year* a factor to which we have
contributed by establishing in the
orient for our own purpose* news
papers which have aroured ardent
The (ftect of our reform* has
been tn some cases to awaker In
other* to make more Intense and
general a double Interest In dome*
Mr and intemattonal politics . ,
■vent* In Moscow rattle nearbt
Spark of Optimism Essential to
Overcome Remorse of Shortcomings
BY BRUCE CATTON
“Although I have perhaps achieved more than the average
person at my age, still what I have achieved is so very far
from what I wanted to achieve that life is not worth living.”
After writing a note containing these words, Henry Druck
liev, middle aged New York real estate broker, killed himself
by sending a revolver bullet into his head.
It is tragic to reach middle age and find that one’s dearest
ambitions can never be realized; tragic enough to make many
people besides this real estate broker think of suicide. Yet it
is the inevitable lot of all of us. Our reach, invariably, ex
ceeds our grasp. We can never quite do the things we want
This inevitable disparity between the desires of the spirit
and the capabilities of the flesh is at once a curse and a bless
ing; a curse because it brings suffering and tragedy, and a
blessing because it is the mainspring of all human progress.
Never a young man began life without high hopes. A boy
in his ’teens looks ahead to certain triumphs, lie will be a
better man than his father; the stumbling blocks that trip
others will not trip him. He feels his own expanding powers
and is sure that they will carry him through to any goal he
In the fullness of time the boy becomes a man and finds it
isn't so easy as he imagined. Life is more complicated than
he thought. One by one he sees his towering air castles dis
solve in the hard light of every day experience, and at last,
no matter how successful he has become, he has to admit that
he has not gone as far as he once expected to.
This is always a painful awakening, made endurable only
by the fact that it comes very gradually. Yet most of us sur
vive it. The men who commit suicide are the exception. We
learn to discount the notes drawn by our high expectations.
But always, fortunately, we remember what we dreamed.
Always we have in the back of our minds a picture of what
life might be like if we had not failed." We are persuaded,
thereby, that the world is potentially a better place than we
have made it, and that we ourselves are, at bottom, better
men than we seem. We must be; cannot we dream gorgeous
So, in the midst of our disillusion, there remains a spark of
deathless optimism that persists quite irrationally. It makes
us receptive; and now and then, when some man greater than
the rest of us comes along, shows us a great ideal and de
mands that we follow it and stop Worshiping Baal, we obey.
And when it is over, although we have not followed as far as
we intended we find that we have, after all, made progress.
controlled simply by ceasing the ap
plication and washing off the excess
oil when the desired tone has been
As Told in Examinations.
From Living Age.
Jnglish school children, like
mose in America, do not always
write perfect examination papers.
Recently the university correspon
dent offered prizes for the most
amusing mistakes made Dy Englisn
pupils, and from those published
we have selected the following:
The sun never sat on the
British empire, because the
British empire is in the east
and the sun sets in the west
Shakespeare lived at Wind
sor with his merry wives.
The king wore a scarlet robe
trimmed with vermin.
The masculine of "vixen” Is
In the Eighteenth century
traveling was very romant'c;
most of the highroads were
only bridal paths.
Average means something
that hens lay their eggs on.
A fissure is a man who sells
The mechanical advantage of
x long pump handle Is that you
have someone to help you
:gypt and distant Persia or India
to the same degree, ... I saw
Persian newspapers filled with de
tails. more or less accurate, of the
revolt of the Druses and Bedouins,
and I found the people of Angora
ho well Informed concerning (he
movement* developing in India, At*
ihanistan and Persia, that one
might have supposed them involved
Any news or comment whleh
might cestroy tne prestige or com
promise the good name of the
state* and people of western Eu
rope immediately spreads from one
end of Asia to the other Dentals
and corrections are of little use: by
Artificial perspiration is what
you make a person alive with
when they are only just dead.
A line in geometry is wha'
you draw and don’t see.
Transparent means some
thing you can see through—fof
instance, a keyhole.
Gravity tells us why an ap
ple doesn’t go to heaven.
Ambiguity means telling the
truth when you don’t want to.
The chief duties of a mem
ber of parliament are to go to
sleep which another man ;s
speaking, and force his party
Algebraical symbols are used
when you don’t know what
you are talking about.
• • - —
From the Atlanta Constitution.
There was a lull in the business
of the barber shop.
“Nice to have a minute's rest,"
said one ot the assistants, as he
watched the departure of the only
’’Yes,” agreed the other. By the
way. Bill, you gave that old gent a
rather nasty cut."
"I know." he said. "You see I'm
courting his housemaid, and lhatl
to let her know I can meet her on
Tuesday night "
the time they arrive opinion is al
ready formed an opinion passion- j
ate, blind and unanimous.
Hv our own lault. or whrthrr we !
are lesponsible or not the distinc
tion la to small Importance- the en
tire orient considers western Eu
rope today as a decadent, divided
and distuibed society, a* inrapauie
o| restoring It* own balances as cl
pursuing beyond Its own borders
the work or ire'ion and prug
rets from winch it once derived so
much glory and profit.
This opinion and the sentiments
which It arouses, seem to me the
bests of a new fault and a new
His Qualification for
Service in the Tanks
After n si* weeks’ Intensive cam
paign, Richard Barthelmess and his
fellow-players In “The Patent Leath
er Kld“ company were honorubly dis
charged from tlie United States army
at t’amp Lewis, Washington.
While at Camp Lewis some of the
finest battle scenes were screened
More than Jt.OUO United States regu
lars and 600 civilians participated In
the war spectacle, which is featured
hy the 60 huge United States tanks
During the shooting an extra came
up to Richard and announced he'd
like to enlist In the tanks
“Why so keen about tbe tanks?'
“Oh," replied the applicant mod
estly, ’Tin u pretty good swimmer.’’—
Records Pulse Beats
A visible record of the action of the
pulse for any desired period Is olr
tained without discomfort to tbe sub
ject or tedium to tbe observer with an
electrical Instrument developed In
Germany. Levers uttuehed to the pa
Rent's wrist move with the pulse
beats, causing an electric circuit to
be opened and closed.—Popular Me
Predatory Bird Shot
A great Americau osprey, babltunt
of the sea and sometimes colled tbe
"ocean fish hawk,” was brought down
near Lancaster, Ohio, recently. The
big bird, the only one ever seen in
Ohio and one of tbe very few in the
United States, was shot by William
Miviug. who 60w it in the uct of car
rying away a lamb. The bird meas
ured 6 feet between wing tips.
Man charges his failures to luck
•nd credits Ids success to himself.
| Syrup |
“Can you give me a definition of
"Yes, an air balloon without Its
cover.”—Lust ige Koloer Zeltung,
It has been discovered that the hot
mineral waters of Hath, England, will
permanently tint glass, oud It seems
iMissIble thut the well-known health
resort may become a famous glass
The chronic bore would make a
splendid population for some desert
Colored Sugar Latest
Cleopatra's pearl liquor Is modern
ized In the drinking of "Jewels" with
the after-dinner coffee In Euro fie. The
“Jewels" are tiny erystuls of sugar
1 colored like amethysts, topaz, sap
phires and other gems. The sugar Is
Mild to he healthful and palatable as
well as attractive.
"Ton are having the duke’s title
searched?" “Why not? He has In
vestigated my fortune.”
The public at large la but an ele
vator used to hoist the chosen few to
• J! 'X. f %
Serve Post Toasties for breakfast and give the whole
family quick new energy for the busy day ahead.
Fine for children after the longest fast of the day.
Post Toasties is rich in energy — and so easy to
digest that its store of energy is quickly released to
No trouble to prepare. Serve Post Toasties right
from the package with milk or cream. Enjoy it with
fruits and berries.
And what flavor! Made from the hearts of white
corn that has been mellowed and sweetened by the
summer sun. Be sure you get the genuine Post
Toasties in the red and yellow package.
Postum Company, Inc., Battle Creek, Michigan.
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