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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (May 2, 1935)
Ancient Sumerian Statues Shown in Chicago
THESE Sumerian statues 5,000
years old, exhibiting consider
able artistic competence, have
been placed in the museum of the
Oriental Institute of the Univer
sity of Chicago. They are part of
a hoard of sacred images without
parallel among known Babylonian
works of art, and were discovered
by the Iraq expedition of lhe Ori
ental Institute, under the field di
rectorship of I’rof.llenrl Frankfort
at Tell Asmar anrt Khafaje, with
In 2f> miles of Bugdud, Iraq. Hen
ovation of the shrine of the god
of Abu, Lord of Fertility, at Tell
Asmnr. some time between .'50<)0
nnd 2SOO 15. saved a large num
ber of the statues. Because they
had been consecrated they could
not be thrown away or sold, and
so they were buried under the
floor of the shrine, to remain un
til the expedition found them.
£ BEDTIME STORY £
By THOKIVTOHI W. BUKliESS
DANNY CROSSES THE
Look long enough and hard enough.
You'll always find a way
To reach the place or get the thing
You're hoping that you may.
Da n n y me a do w mouse
jieeped out from under the
tangle of matted grass buck toward
the Smiling Pool. Plunger the Os
prey was rising higher and higher
In the air and there was nothing
In his great claws. It was clear
that he had failed to catch the Hlg
“I'm glad of It,’’ muttered Danny,
which, when you think of It, was
rather- funny, for the Big Pickerel
had been watching for Danny him
self and would have liked nothing
better than to have snapped his big
Jaws on him. But IhAiny knew so
well what it felt like to be hunted
that though he was rather glad that
the Big Pickerel had been given a
Jimmie Carpenter, Jr., two-und
one-half years old, wanted to be au
engineer on a Union 1’ucltlc freight
train when he watched building mu
terlals being brought to the Boulder
dam site. But he has changed Ills
mind, because Ids father owns a
boat. So now he's Boulder lake's
Come for Beechnuts
The red-headed woodpecker Is
abundant In Indiana only when
beechnuts are plentiful.
fright, lie was also glad that he had
Of Billy Mink, Snapper the Turtle
and the Big Pickerel he could see
nothing at all and rightly guessed
Then He Scampered Across and
Gave a Tiny Sigh of Thankful
that all were hiding. Iteddy Fox
was sitting on the opposite bank,
looking up at Plunger and grin
nlng In the most provoking way.
“They've forgotten about poor
little me,” thought Danny and his
heart stopped plt-a-patting quite so
fast. “The thing for me to do Is
to keep going while the going Is
good. I've got to get across to the
other side hut I don't dare swim
across the Smiling Pool. The Laugh
ing llronk conies In right here and
If I keep on following along the
hank perhaps I will find a place
where I can cross It without having
That until the invention of
matches, fire-making in the
American colonies was quite
a laborious task. The Indian
produced fire by twirling a
stick held firmly against a
piece of wood. To give the
stick a rapid motion he
wrapped a bow-string about
it and then drew the bow
swiftly to and fro. The white
settlers' method was the
striking together of flint and
Mcdur* New»nar*er Bvndlcfttt
When the Circus Comes to Ton n
ill THAT ft*
HOOP ’ VJEU,
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to swim. It Isn’t Hie water but the
things In the water I fear.” Danny
shuddered ns he thought of the Big
As soon as he'had quite recov
ered Ids breath lie started on, dart
ing from one hiding place to anoth
er, here a bunch of grass, there a
big mullein leaf, yonder a piece of
bark, and again a idle of sticks.
He never stopped out in the open.
No Indeed. That would have been
the very worst kind of Meadow
Now the water In the Laughing
Brook ran swiftly In places, leaped
In merry little falls, or seemingly
rested In quiet pools, but for a long,
long way it offered no crossing
place for a tired little Meadow
Mouse who was afraid to swim be
cause of hungry fish who might be
watching. Though lie rested often,
Danny grew more and more tired.
All afternoon he traveled and he
was getting just a little discouraged
and almost a little hopeless when
Just as the Black Shadows came
creeping silently through the Breen
Forest he came to a bridge. It was
only an old log which had fallen
across the Laughing Brook, hut for
Danny It was a real bridge. He
looked this way, that way and the
other way. lie listened with both
ears. Then he scampered across
and gave a tiny sigh of thankful
ness. lie was on the home side at
<$. T W. nurgcfttf—WNU Service
We’re Going to the
By ANNE CAMPBELL
WE’ltE going to the circus!
We'll sit in the front row.
We’ll take in the concessions,
And see the Wild West show.
It’s to oblige the children!
That’s what we always say,
But grown-ups ore all happy
When It Is Circus day!
I thought I loved the circus,
When, ns a small town girl,
I watched the glittering parade,
The gilded, motley whirl;
But circuses afforded
Only a little joy
Compared with this enchantment.
Shared with my girl and boy.
We’re going to the circus!
We’ll take the neighborhood.
There’s I’at and Phil and Barry,
And Dick, if he Is good.
And as 1 buy them peanuts.
And share their childish zest,
I'll know that youth is lovely.
But growing old Is best!
VARIOUS GOOD THINGS
A SALAD may be made from so
many different food combina
tions that one need never be at a
loss for one. An apple, a few dates,
a slice of mild onion, will make a
most tasty combination. A slice of
tomato, topped with chopped onion
and celery, or chopped cucumber
and onion, a bit of chopped green
pepper and any dressing at hand
will make another.
Arrange alternate slices of or
ange and tomato on lettuce. Sprinkle
with finely chopped celery and
serve with french dressing.
Scald one cupful of milk with one
tablespoonful of coffee and strain.
Add four and one-half tablespoon
fuls of tapioca, a dash of salt, and
cook until the tapioca is clear,
stirring frequently. Now add one
third of a cupful of sugar, cool,
add three beaten egg yolks and
fold In the stiffly beaten whites.
Pour Into a greased baking dish
and bake In hot water In a moder
ate oven for one hour. Serve with:
Boll one cupful of honey, two
cupfuls of sugar, one half cupful of
orange Juice until it forms a soft
ball In cold water, or when It
reaches 240 F. on the candy ther
mometer. Remove from the Are
and pour over two stiffly beaten
egg whites. Beat until thick, add
two cupfuls of chopped raisins and
by ED WYNN, ' he Perfect Fool I
Dear Mr. Wynn:
While walking along the railroad
tracks 1 happened to look to one
side and there 1 saw three men
sleeping on piles or coal, which had
been taken from freight cars the
day before. What do you make
out of that?
Answer: They were probably lay
ing In their winter coal.
Dear Mr. Wynn:
I’ve been Invited to go swimming
in a body of water where I heard
there were a lot of sharks. Itather
than be called a coward I have de
cided to accept the Invitation. Can
you tell me what to do If a shark
grabs me by the leg?
IKK N. FLOAT
Answer: By all means let him
have It. Never argue with a shark.
Dear Mr. Wynn:
I asked a woman where her
brother was and she said he was
out West mining. I asked her what
tie was mining anil she said "min
ing his own business." Don’t you
think she was fresh?
Answer: If her statement is true,
her brother is one of the world’s
Dear Mr. Wynn:
Please explain what Is meant by
"The Minimum Wage”?
CAL. S. THENNICKS.
Answer: The minimum wage is
I he money you get for "going” to
work. If you want more money,
why then of course, you have to
work after you get to where you
Dear Mr. Wynn:
I visited a night club, in New
York, and the thing that puzzled me
was how they tell the guests from
the waiters, as they both wear eve
Answer: That Is very simple.
The waiters stay sober.
the Associated Newspapers.
M' INUTE MAKE-UPS
S i ob
Liquid powder must be applied
properly if It Is to give that smooth,
well-powdered look. Use a small
sponge—not your fingers—and put
It on smoothly and evenly, never
letting It accumulate in driblets or
become spotty and thin on your
neck. It’s a grand foundation for
your evening make-up.
Copyright by Public Ledger, loo.
20 marshmallows shredded. Cut
Into squares before It hardens.
Pour three tablespoonfuls of
lemon juice over one-half pound of
crab meat. Melt four tablespoon
fuls of butter In a saucepan, add
the crab moat, one teaspoonful of
salt, two chopped red peppers and
a dash of white pepper. Cook for
©. Western Newspaper Union.
I IP A IP A KNOWS-1
"Pop, what is a nomad?"
"Mexican jumping bean."
©, Bell Syndicate.—WNU Service.
WOOL STREET DRESS
This charming street dress of
blue wool has an unusual color
combination destined to be popu
lar this season. The leather belt Is
of darker blue and the blouse peek
ing out is of red silk. The blue
Milan straw hat is to match.
I GIPIIGAG^ I
*‘A lot of us kick about the length
of church services,” says pious
Polly, ‘‘while others don’t care how
late they sleep Sunday mornings.”
©. Bell Syndicate.—WNU Service.
Constant Free Food
The only kitchen in the world
through which free food constantly
flows Is located in the basement of
the great Cistercian monastery In
Alcobaca. Portugal, says Collier's
Weekly. Whenever (ish Is wanted
for dinner, all the chef has to do to
get a supply Is to lower his net into
the branch of the Alcoa river, which
conveniently runs right through the
middle of this gigantic room.
Smoke Stack His “Home, Sweet Home”
HJ£UK is a man, unemployed, who lives In a huge smoke stack, the
relic of an ocean liner, in 1‘ortland, Ore. He boarded up both ends
of it and put a door on one end—thus giving him a room OOO feet long.
Watch Your Eye*Lens
Frightened to Death
All Possess Language
Eating Bark and Earth
Important news for life insurance
companies. A tendency to oid age
or eariy aeam
Is inherited, ac
cording to Dr.
of Columbia unl
v e r 8 11 y, who
talked to the Na
of Science In
Chicago. A sci
entist can tell
how old you are
lens of your eye.
It always shows
signs of harden
ing before fifty;
the extent pt the hardening decides
how old you are.
The rest of your body—brain,
heurt and ail the rest—grows old
about as rapidly as the eye-lens
Leaving out accidents and at
tacks by disease germs, there is a
sort of “pre-destination” in the
length of life.
Two brothers, fifteen and ten
years of age, with a young friend,
were going to an entertainment last
Christmas night. George Bond and
Carl McMurty of Poplar Bluff,
Mo., thought it would be amusing
to frighten the children by run
ning after them, telling them, “You
will never live to get there.”
The two older boys “got there.”
The little ten-year-old boy, James
AInley, dropped dead of fright as
the men pursued them. A sensible
jury decided that the two men
shall spend six months in jail and
pay $100 tine for their “joke.” The
jury might well have made it ten
years, for it was stupid manslaugh
ter. There is nothing more brutal,
cruel or more completely worthy of
a genuine “yahoo” than frighten
Secretary of Interior Iekes, who
also possesses the gift of forcible
speech, calls Senator Long “a rant
ing demagogue," describes, more
gently, one other well known broad
caster, and rebukes, without men
tioning his name, Doctor Townsend,
whom lie accuses of arousing false
hopes in the “underprivileged.”
Senator Huey Long, his language
never failing him, able to speak his
mind freely in the senate, address
ing that august body, describes the
secretary of interior as “Lord High
Chamberlain Iekes, the chinch-bug
Secretary of Agriculture Wallace
he called the “Lord Destroyer, the
ignoramus of Iowa."
We complain of our depression
with good cause. We might find
queer consolation in reading about
miserable inhabitants of Formosa,
property of Japan, inhabited chiefly
by Chinese, who made up 80 per
cent of the sufferers and victims in
the recent earthquake.
In Formosa, men, women and
children have been stripping the
bark from elm trees and eating it
and they may be seen on barren
fields, pulling up wild grass by the
roots, washing and eating the roots,
as well as the grass itself. Many
have died from eating bran mixed
with earth and water, the earth
causing death by intestinal stop
These poor creatures have a real
depression, with no rich govern
ment to pour out billions for jobs,
relief, dole, etc.
The American Philosophical so
ciety, gathered in Philadelphia,
learns from Doctor Sliphef, direc
tor of the Lowell observatory at
Flagstaff, Arlz., that to people on
the planet Mars, if any are there,
our earth is a blue planet.
If those Martians will continue
watching us, until some European
or Asiatic country sends * few
thousand planes in our direction,
they will see this corner of the
earth a deeper and darker blue
than ever. What a lesson we shall
learn some day if we continue with
our eyes shut;
Some boys In high school, and
bigger boys in colleges, recently
organized a “strike” to express
tlieir horror of war.
War is horrible; It should be,
and eventually will be. unnecessary.
But there is some good in all evil,
and young students and others
should reilect on past wars and
what modern civilization owes to
Germany wants colonies, and is
embarrassed by the fact that this
would mean taking in a great many
black ladies and gentlemen that by
no stretch of the imagination
could be called “Aryans.” The Ger
man government announces that,
while it could not admit negroes
to German citizenship, as Britain
dot's in her colonies, black co
lonial negroes would be “Scluitzbe
fohlene," with every right except
the right to adopt Aryan strut.
©. Kin* Features Syndicate. Ina.
JUST THE THING
The little peplum always gives a
youthful air—but it’s what’s above
(he peplum that is the real news of
this frock. The irregular yoke, the
softening bits of shirring and the
perky little collar make it one of the
most to-be-admired afternoon dresses
of the season. Because of its soft
ness of line—the little details which
Paris terms “dressmaker"—it is a
dress becoming to most anybody. It
really would be stunning In a sheer,
finely woven cotton—as a printed
batiste or handkerchief linen. In
silk, any soft printed or solid pastel
crepe. It’s a dress that is really 4
easy to make—the peplum may be
omitted, of course.
Pattern 9248 may be ordered only
in sizes 12, 14, 10, 18, 20. 30, 32, 34,
30, 3S and 40. Size 10 requires 3%
yards 39 inch fabric.
Send FIFTEEN CENTS in coins
or stamps (coins preferred) for this
pattern. Be sure to write plainly
your NAME. ADDRESS, STYLE
NUMBER and SIZE. t
Complete, diagrammed sew chart
Send your order to Sewing Circle
Pattern Department. 232 West Eight
eenth Street. New York.
WHAT’S IN A NAME
Recruiting Officer—What's your
Applicant—Solomon Isaac O’Brien
Recruiting Officer — What’s th©
Extended the Limit
Government Examiner—How did
you come to mark this man’s paper j
101 per cent? Don’t you know that
nothing can he more perfect than
!00 per cent?
New Assistant—Yes. but this man
answered one question we didn t
Tom—An’ just as he was nbout
o save her from the burning build
.Till—Did he save her? Did he
Tom (disgusted)—I donno, the
darn film caught fire and burned up.
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