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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 29, 1935)
Learning How a Janitor Should Push a Broom
CENTRAL Teachers' college, at Mt. Pleasant, Mich., has brought forth something new—a Janitors Institute.
The first one Is being held this summer and the pupils are taught, by example and lecture, nil the duties of
the Janitor. The photogrnph shows a class being Instructed In the proper use of the broom.
By THORNTON W. BURGESS
LIGHTFOOT WATCHES AND
THERE had been a great change
in IJghtfoot the Deer I’eter
Itabbit had noticed IL Sammy Jay
bad noticed It. So had lilacky the
Crow. All three of them understood
It. They understood It perfectly.
They knew that IJghtfoot was
watching and waiting for the day
which would bring Into the Green
Forest the hunters with terrible
guns seeking to kill him.
As long as the leaves had re
mained green IJghtfoot had wan
Peter Rabbit Had Noticed It
dered about where he pleased, care
leas of who saw him. He hnd even
visited Farmer Brown’s garden In
broad daylight He hud Joined
Farmer Brown’s cows In the Old
Pasture and grazed with them con
tentedly. He had been free of fear.
But now Llghtfoot wns like an
other creature. He didn’t seem at
all the same animal. It wns rarely
that he moved about much until
That Amsterdam, Holland,
is the only city in the world
which has satisfactorily
solved the housing problem?
It has no slums, all the tene
ments having been razed and
modern apartment houses
erected in their stead, with
apartments which rent for as
low as $10 a month.
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after the Black Shadows had crept
out from the Purple Hills. It was
then that no fed and visited his fa
vorlte drinking place at the Laugh
ing Brook. But from the time the
llrst Jolly Little Sunbeam caine
creeping through the Green For
est nt the beginning of day until
the Black Shadows chased them
out at the beginning of night. Light
foot remained hidden In thickets
or behind tangles of fallen trees In
the depths of the Green Forest.
Sometimes he would lie for hours
In his hiding place. Sometimes he
would stand motionless for the
longest time, his hlg ears cocked
forward to catch every little sound.
Ills great, soft eyes watching for
the least little movement among the
trees, his dellcnte nose testing every
Merry Little Breeze that came his
way for the dreaded scent of man.
When he moved about he took
the greatest care to move silently,
livery few steps he stopped to
look, listen and test the air. The
snapping of a twig would set him
to trembling with fear and suspi
Llghtfoot was watching and wait
Ing for the coming of the most
dreadful thing that cnn come Into
the lives of the people of the Green
Forest, the coming of the hunters
with terrible guns. Sometimes he
wished they would come. It would
be easier to know whnt to do. Noth
ing, you know. Is harder than
watching and waiting ns Llghtfoot
was doing. He lost Ills appetite.
He could no longer sleep peacefully,
hut continually awoke with fright
liach day he became more anxious.
No sooner was one day ended than
he would begin to dread the coming
of another day. It was very beau
tlful In the Green Forest, but Light
foot saw none of the beauty. Fear
destroyed all beauty for Llghtfoot
©, T W BurseR*.—WNU Serwlc*.
b, ED WYNN, The Perfect Fool
Dear Mr. Wynn:
I have a little son who was
eight years of age Inst Wednes
day. 1 asked him what he would
like for a birthday present. He
asked for a Bible and I gave him
one. Since thnt time he hns pes
tered me with one question till
I’m nearly frantic. He keeps ask
Ing me to show him what a miracle
Is. What can [ do to demonstrate
fully, to him, Just what a miracle Is?
Answer: As he Is so annoying
with Ills persistency the best thing
to do Is this: The next time he asks
you what a miracle Is, ask him to
turn around. The minute he does,
give him u swift kick, then ask
him If he felt the kick. When he
JPfT'O* *»»« >» T»« U, ■
“It’» just like on* of those kind
of wives," says soliloquizing Eliza
beth, “to know the answers to all
the questions but never what's
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Comin’ to Town
c>0 ^LAD To,
| Set YOU/
says yes, say to him: “Well If you
hadn't, that would have been a mir
Dear Mr. Wynn:
I am a boy ten years old. I have
a rich uncle, hut he Is very stingy
with his money. My birthday Is next
December, and 1 asked him to get
me a bicycle for a birthday present,
and he said It would cost too much
money. Then 1 asked him to buy
me a tricycle and he said that would
cost too much money, too; then he
said I should leave the present to
him. What do you think he will get
Answer: In-ns-much as he says a
bicycle or a tricycle will cost too
much, I guess he Intends waiting
till December and get you an Icicle.
Dear Mr. Wynn:
I live ten miles away frum the
nearest slt.v to my farm. My wife
Is sick and I gess I’ll hafto drive
to the slty for a doktor. I don't
know ns ther is one In the whole
town, but If ther Is do you think I
will find a Flzzlclan In the drug
CY DERREN KRACKERS.
Answer: The wny you spell Flzzl
clan, I guess you’ll find him In the
soda fountain. ,
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==By V. V.
One of the best beautlflers fot
your face Is a simple glycerin and
rosewater mixture, which, patted
on at night In the so-called "hoi
lows" directly under your eyes
and on your eyelids, will smooth
the skin and scare away the wrln
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Growth of Live Oak Tree
Records show the Hverage growth
of a live oak In a seven year period
Is 17.3 Inches In circumference.
♦ MOTHER’S *
DESSERTS AND THINGS
A DESSERT does not need to be
either elaborate in its prepara
tion or expensive In cost to be ap
petizing. Many of the simplest of
desserts are the most popular.
Take the Juice of two lemons, the
finely mashed pulp of two bananas
and two cupfuls of sugar. Add a
quart of thin cream, a pinch of salt
This delightful dessert serves fif
teen, so It may be cut into half for
the ordinary family. Cook six ta
blespoonfuls of tapioca In boiling
water until clear, cool, add a little
salt, one cupful of sugar, the juice
from a can of pineapple, the Juice
of two oranges and two lemons.
Cook until thick. Cool, then add the
pineapple, one cupful of finely
broken nuts and a pint of whipping
cream beaten stiff.
Cut, with scissors dipped info
cold water, one pound of marsh
mallows, add one cupful of cut pe
can meats, or almonds if preferred;
add enough whipped cream to make
a mixture to stand up well Serve
in sherbet glasses with a spoonful
or two of orange and pineapple
Juice poured over each. Top with a
C Western Newspaper Union.
Plalded with dark green, the nat
ural cashmere of this costume Is
cut effectively with a wedge-shaped
panel in the front of the skirt, us
ing the plaid on the diagonal. The
scarf Is dark green and all the but
tons are wood and crystal-clear
By JEAN NEWTON
THE "OFF TIMES" IN MAR
RIAGE ARE DANGEROUS
“I’LL bet she’s sorry she made
1 those statements!”
The remark was in reference to
a sensational Incident in an already
sensational murder trial that for
some time held first page space In
newspapers all over the country.
A womans husband was on trial
for murder aud she was on the wit
ness stand. His attorneys had tried
through her testimony to prove that
they were very happily married and
now she was being cross-examined.
Suddenly the prosecutor whipped
out a piece of paper which con
tained statements furnishing un
questionable evidence of ‘‘marital
rift.” They were statements that
she did not wish to back up, with
which she did not agree, and which
were damaging to her and her hus
band. And It was suggested by an
observer that they were probably
made during one of those "off” pe
riods which take place between the
most happily married.
The matter is Interesting to all
married women for the thought
it brings up about those “off times.”
They are times that are fraught
with danger. And the danger Is
not ouly in writing down something
that will be damaging long after
It is regretted, but the danger of
saying something that will be re
membered by others long after it
Is forgotten by the husband or wife
Involved. It Is a fault more com
mon to women than men to speak
Impulsively at such a time, to ex
press the dissatisfaction of the mo
ment without thought to the fact
that it makes a permanent impres
My advice to the woman who
finds herself Irresistibly tempted to
such unwisdom is to have a special
lock for the door of her most inac
cessible room, to which she can go
at such dangerous times until the
agitation of the Incident and its rash
impulses have safely passed.
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By ANNE CAMPBELL
THE family reunion will be held
again this year.
Once more we will renew the mel
low friendships, tried and dear.
Almost a hundred years ago, this
homestead was a dream,
A plan told in the candleglow that
made young glances gleam.
If these brick walls could speak,
they’d tell a tale of love
A cycle of warm hearts that blessed
Its hospitable fold.
A hundred years, a hundred souls
that gather once again
To testify to far-flung goals, and
happy wives and men.
The family reunion 1 Heaven throws
blue skies above 1
The day is touched with gold that
is so wound about with love.
And for each guest assembled here,
there are too many more
That are so far and yet so near,
upon a trackless shore.
God bless the family I Make strong
Its deep, abiding ties.
Love that Is tended keeps the
warmth and beauty that we
And even sunset skies are red with
cheer in winter weather,
When good friends gather, com
forted, around a Are together !
Most Constant Unit of Time
The rotation of the earth is the
most constant unit of time that
man has discovered.
He Kills Lions for a Living
IAV BllUCE of California, official lion hunter for the state and the only
*■* man In the world who kills lions for a living, recently put the five hun
dredth notch on his trusty gun. He figures that he has walked every bit
of 40.000 miles while trailing varmints for the state fish and game com
mission since 1919. Here Bruce Is seen bringing In his five hundredth
varmint to Placervllle.
Greatly Loved American
Born Nov. 4, 1879—Died Aug. 16. 1935
Will Rogers, Oklahoma cowboy
whose homely philosophy endeared
him to the hearts of millions, Is
dead. The wreckage of the plane
in which he and Wiley Post, fa
mous flier, were seeking new ad
ventures was found where it had
fallen about 15 miles south of Point
Barrow, Alaska, northernmost
white settlement In America.
Thus ended In tragedy the career
of the ranch hand who had made
millions laugh—probably the great
est and best known comedian of his
day. His intense interest In avia
tion caused him to undertake the
hazardous flight with Post over the
wilds of the Far North. For many
years he had traveled the skyways,
and in his newspaper column had
been one of commercial aviation's
strongest supporters. That flying
should have caused his death Is one
of fate's grim Ironies.
Rogers’ career reads almost like
Action. He was born at Ollogah In
Indian territory, November 4, 1879.
He attended the Willie Hassell
school at Neosho, Mo., and also the
Kemper Military academy at Boon
vtlle for a short time. From that
humble beginning he rose to be
come the Intimate companion of the
great men of the world.
Ills stage career began In vaude
ville at the old Ilammerstein roof
garden In New York in 1905. At
Arst his act was purely a routine of
rope tricks, and he Is still consid
ered one of the world’s rope ex
perts. Finally he began to insert
homely observations on current
events Into his act, and enthusias
tic audiences begged for more.
Rogers began to receive national
recognition when he was engaged
by Ziegfield for the Follies and the
Night Frolics In 1914. The ever
present chewing gum, his crooked
grin, and the lock of hair which
dangled In his eyes were known to
everyone. Whether he talked to
audiences of thousands, to L'resl
dents and cabinet ministers, or to
a group of ranch hands he still
had the manner of the Oklahoma
cowboy sitting on a corral fence
and commenting on the weather and
the affairs of the nation.
It was through his writings, how
ever, that he was best known and
loved. His dally newspaper feature
was read by millions, and ids week
ly column carried by the nation’s
largest dailies and also syndicated
to weeklies by Western Newspaper
Union carried his observations in
to the majority of American homes.
No matter how busy he might be,
or what affairs were pressing he
always took time to prepare his
column himself. A motion picture
might be in the making, with ex
penses of hundreds of dollars each
minute going on, but Rogers never
failed his newspaper readers. Each
day he would retire to some cor
ner of the set. and while directors
fumed and producers walled, he
turned out his regular stint.
Few people today realize the ex
tent of Rogers’ writings. Among the
hooks he wrote were Rogerisms—
The Cowboy Philosopher on Prohi
bition; Rogerisms—The Cowboy
Philosopher on the Peace Confer
ence, 1019; Rogerisms—What We
Laugh At; Illiterate Digest; Letters
of a Self-Made Diplomat to Ills
President; and There’s Not a Bath
ing Suit In Russia.
His writings were unique. Under
their clonk of humor there was an
underlying common-sense that came
from a man raised close to the soil.
He knew the p?ople of America and
his sage comments—often only a
few lines—often carried more wis
dom and more weight than pages
by another. Although his fame was
world-wide, and his income enor
mous, he never lost the common
touch. To the end he was Will Rog
ers, and his line “All 1 know is
what I read In the newspapers’’
became almost a trademark.
Just before he left on the fatal
(light, he told correspondents that
he was going to spend the winter
with some of Alaskn’s old sour
doughs—swapping stories, hearing
their tales of adventures—and find
ing In their association the old pio
neer humor of his boyhood days.
And because he was Will Rogers
he would have found it just as en
tertaining as though he had never
been the confidant of Presidents
Housewife's Idea Box
A. Useful Hint
When you make peppermintu op
drop cookies you will find this hint
very useful: For the mints, drop,
the mixture on to waxed paper in
stead of a plate. Foi the cookies,
place a piece of paper on your pan.
lou will find it ever so much easier
to remove the candy or cookies. You
will save cleaning, too.
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Hurricanes Found on Stars
Winds that blow at the rate of
144,000 miles per hour have been
found on stars by astronomers at the
Yerkes observatory. Green Bay, Wis.
Finding winds at work twenty-four
million million miles away would
seem impossible, but by means of
the spectroscope, with which they
were studying starlight, the discov
ery was made. The winds have an
effect on the light that reaches earth
from the stars, and the discovery of
astral winds accounts for variations
in starlight that have so long puz
zled scientists. Though star winds
travel 1,000 times faster than earth
winds thpy contain much less “alr.w
Star gases are much less dense than
I hose of the earth's atmosphere.
Read the Grape Nuts ad In another
column of this paper and learn how
to Join the Dizzy Dean Winners and
win valuable free' prizes.—Adv.
Quick Death for Lobster*
Slow death for lobsters and crabs
has been barred in Germany. The
Prussian minister of the interior has
ordered that these shell fish must be y
put into the water when it is brisk- ~
ly boiling, and not when it is cold.
Neither are they to be “cleaned”
while showing signs of life. Fish
and frogs must be stunned wfth a
wooden mallet before being cut wth
a knife. The penalty for ignoring
the order is two weeks In jail or a
fine of $37.50.
Pensions for the Aged
Blessed are the pensions for the
aged. They may thus escape many
Let’s be frank—there’s only one
,vay for your body to rid itself of
the waste material that causes acid
ity, gas, headaches, bloated feelings
and a dozen other discomforts.
Your intestines must function and
the way to make them move quick
ly, pleasantly, successfully, without
griping or harsh Irritants is to chew
a Milnesia Wafer thoroughly, In ac
cordance with directions on the bot
tle or tin, then swallow.
Milnesia Wafers, pure milk of
magnesia In tablet form, each equiv
alent to a tablespoon of liquid milk ,
>f magnesia, correct acidity, bad *
breath, flatulence, at their source,
and enable you to have the quick,
pleasant, successful elimination so
necessary to abundant health.
Milnesia Wafers come in bottles
at 35c and GOc or in convenient tins
at 20c. Recommended by thousands
of physicians. All good druggists
carry them. Start using these pleas
ant tasting effective wafers today
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anywhere on the body—
also burning irritated skin—
soothed and helped by
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