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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 19, 1935)
When all through the house
Hot a creature u)as stirring
Tlot eoen a mouse?
IMPATIENTLY Louise shoved the
steaming pans and kettles Into
the warming oven. Looking
down the driveway us she had done
for almost two hours, she ex
“Of course Horton called thut he
might tie late. But wlu.t Is keep
ing sister and Hal, and Aunt Jen,
Uncle Jim, Betty and Clyde? Six
people Invited to a Christmas din
ner and all of them late! Acci
dent? Surely not all of them In a
heap along the roadside unless each
bumped Into the other hurrying be
cause they are late to our dinner!”
Louise was smiling even before a
honlc sent her outside.
“Horton, please drive me to La
rion crossroads. Maybe we'll meet
“Drive Me to Larion Crossroads.
Maybe We Will Meet Slater."
■later and Hal. Maybe they will
knew why the others are deluyed.
Sort of a news center at the cross
“Pshaw I Don’t worry. They
probably think you will not have
dinner promptly at 1 o'clock—’’
“But I told each one that we
would have dinner promptly be
cause I thought you boys might
wish to hear the program at Bax
ter. Do you suppose they have all
gone to the featival before coining
“That’s It, exactly! Let's go, too!
Then we caa all come home togeth
er to a grand Christmas reunion
dinner,’’ Horton Interrupted.
“Come home to cold turkey, dress
ing, and potatoes reunion dinner,
you mean,’’ Louise snapped.
Hurrying home and eating lunch,
Horton, with Louise a bit reluctant,
started for Baxter, where a special
featival of Christmas music and
drama, an annual community affair,
for many years, between rival
fowns, would he presented at the
Community Center playhouse. Prizes
were awarded to beat productions
from the two towns.
“The guests must have misunder
stood my letter. Whatever It Is,
they have all ’misunderstood to
gether.' ” I-oulse whined.
He seemed unsympathetic to
Louise's further peevish questions:
"But not one of our guests are
here that I can see. Do yon glimpse
His I* irst Christmas j
Earle Hooker Eaton
D INC up the I’ole and telephone
M\ Without a moment’s /xiu.ie.
Or by the wireless make it known
To dear old Santa Claus,
That Capa’s Hoy and Mama’s Joy,
And Sister’s Crecious Mite,
While glad hells clang will gaily hang
His stocking up tonight!
“Ting-ling! Ting ling! HelU , hello!
Is that you Santa, 'ear?
Be sure your reindeer hear your
When you are parsing here.
If hat's that? You'll come und bring u
A lumping-/nek uni bull.
And other toys for little boys?
, Dear Saint, you’re best of all!"
‘Tis Christmus morn, and to his shop
Old Santa homeward flies;
'Tis file o'clock, but open pop
The baby’s roguish eyes.
We’re dead jot sleep hut out we creep,
And dress at once to gel
What Santa kind, has left behind
For Toddlekins. our pet.
From Cole to Cole there’s surety not
A babe more pleased than he.
And how he crows, the happy tot.
And gurgles in his glee.
The jumping-jack, the ducks that quack,
The drum, the horns, the hall.
The chicks that peep, the horse, the
He tries to eat them all I
On this his first glad Christmas lark.
The toys with blocks he pelts,
He makes old Noah wish the Ark
Had landed somewhere else!
A soldier blue he breaks in two,
A puncture gives the drum.
He fills the air with legs and hair.
And then—he sucks his thumb!
The Sand-Man’s surely come to town.
And soft is muvver’t lap;
Clear up the wreck and snuggle down,
’Tis time to take a nap.
Then rock-a-bye, close each blue eye.
Rest, my darling, rest!
(He’s fast asleep, with httby sheep
Hugged light against his breast!)
© Western Newspaper Union.
Uncle’s bald heud, or sister’s fur?"
After the program Horton and
Louise watched every means of
exit for their guests, then hurried
home, arriving at five o’clock. At
sight of the left over dinner, Lou
“Never saw such a frost What
on Adam's earth could have hap
pened? What have we—have I
done to deserve such snubs?" She
was almost suspicious that Horton
had something to do with the ab
sence of their guests. She leaped
to the Jangling of the telephone.
Anything was better than silence—
or was It?
“Ye—yes—yes—we'll be there
at once!" The receiver clicked.
“Horton, hurry. Someone needs
you—at Herald’s Corners. Hal
called. No, Hal and slsler are not
hurt, but some one else. You run
on and I'll stay to prepare beds."
Horton, Hal, and Louise’s sister
soon arrived with a mua, woman
and small child who had l»eer
burled under an automobile after
being struck by a IWt-and-run driv
er. When Hal found them, hours
before, they were unconscious.
While administering tc the In
jured one In the spotless beds Lou
ise provided, Uncle Jim aud Aunt
Jen arrived with Betty and Clyde,
son and daughter-in-law, at exactly
"We were determined to be on
time for dinner.” Aunt Jen called
"Yea. you are In time—to help
nurse these injured strangers,” Lou
ise announced, trying not to look
“Jim had too bail a cold to go
to the program at Baxter. So
Clyde said he would drive our car
and we would all come together.
Clyde could not get away from the
store until noon. We thought you
would probably go to the program
If we were not here to hinder dur
Ing the afternoon. And we’d get
here In time for your six o'clock
dinner. Let us help make these In
jured ones comfortable. Or, we’ll
get the dinner on the table while
you attend them." Aunt Jen rnttled
"The date of the dinner’s cold
ness seemed not to matter. One
thing I’ve learned, that a cold din
“Ye», You Are In Time—to Help
Nurse These Injured Strangers.’*
ner Is no less palatable after eighi
hours, than for (wo hours’ wuit.
I’ts all because of two times—two
dates for dinner—12 o'clock—and
six o’clock ’ Two things learned
today I” Louise recited to herself
the text of the letter sent to her
guests, and as nearly as she could
remember It was worded:
"Can you come for Christmas'
dinner? Come early If the men
wish to go with Horton to the
program at Baxter. We women
will gossip the afternoon away
until the men return. Dinner
"Dinner at six—foi six latt
guests. But It all turned out right.
The lsvor people were rescued by
Hal's coming in the afternoon. Hal
said lhat since he had the afternoon
for driving he would leisurely drive
by way of Herald’s Corners to see
the new viaduct Just completed.
You and I. desir, attended the pro
gram together. Uncle Jim needed
a driver. Next time I’ll make It
plain which dinner hour to expect
my guests—at one o’c'yck or at glx
o’clock on Christmas!” Louise
smiled the next da: after the In
jured strangers were on their way,
and the guests had returned to their
C Western Newspaper Union.
Mistletoe, a Tree Parasite
Despite Its popularity as a Christ
mas green, there Is little worry
about conserving the country's sup
ply of mistletoe. For this attrae
tlve plant, with its shiny, dark
leaves and waxy white berries
grows as a parasite high on the
branches of trees and does consid
erable damage to Its host trees
Science has revealed that the mis
tletoe seeds are carried from tree
to tree by birds.
Modes for Mother Vs. Daughter
By CHERIE NICHOLAS
BETTER look to yonr
for mother is about to
outmode you In the mat
ter of chic and swank
In dress. At least It can
be truly said that fashion is seeing
to it that older women keep in per
fect step with those younger in the
Tiie current modes all go to show
that tiie same fashion influences
are Important for both mother and
daughter, their difference being
only In their Interpretation which
tunes to a nicety to type and to
years or less years.
With all the world wearing melal
llcs this season, mother follows suit
In afternoon or dinner gowns which
have discreet touches of metal for
trimming. Sometimes insets of
metallic silks are set down the
middle of full sleeves. Then again
bands of gold or silver silk lame
border necklines and accent deep
graceful armholes or are draped to
soften the bustline. Notice this
treatment in the handsome gown
worn by the smart and attractive
matron centered in the illustration.
Here is a restrained, at the same
time most effective, use of gold silk
Inme on a gown of black velvety
silk sheer, with a group of tucks
molding the gown at the hipline.
As a rule mother does well to
avoid entire gowns of metallic silk,
leaving the joy to gleam from head
to toes in glamorous silver or gold
to the young girl. The debutant
age wears dinner gowns of scintil
lating silver silk lames, with shirt
waist bodice softened by bishop
sleeves slit underneath, as you see
in the model pictured to the right
in the group. Crinkled silver silk
lame is used for this dinner gown,
the bishop sleeves of which are
split from the shoulder to the wrist.
Youthful, too, are the cocktail
suits fashioned of heavy silk
lames. These have contrasting
blouses of silk satin or silk velvet.
Lame Jackets are also worn over
harmonizing silk crepe frocks.
Formal evening gowns are made of
soft silk lames which seem like
liquid gold, silver or bronze—often
with finely pleated skirts In the
Grecian manner. Stiff silk metal
lized brocades or moires are also
quite the "last word” for gowns
with slim lines that gradually flare
Into billowy skirts.
The draped mode Interpreted In
soft, supple silk In a variety of In
terestlng weaves. Is a favorite
theme for both mother and daugh
ter. The more mature woman usu
ally prefers modified draped treat
Soft fullness in the bodice is also
favored for the older woman, and
is much In vogue, achieved through
shirring, soft folds and unpressed
pleats. Cowl treatments, shoulders
with softly draped armholes, invert
ed tucks at the waistline which re
lease their fullness gracefully In
the bodice section, as illustrated in
the model to the left In the picture,
are all modern treatments which
are flattering to older women. In
the softly draped gown referred to,
which, by the way, is of a hand
some American beauty silk sheer,
unpressed pleats give the new front
fullness to the skirt, also develop
ing Into a flattering soft neckline
that achieves a conservative decol
letage for the older woman.
Western Newspaper Union.
By CHERIE NICHOLAS
IJy all means If you are Interest
ed in roguish leather fashions yon
must have a sturdy suede jacket.
These jackets, in rich stunning
colors, are leading the field for win
ter sports. The model at the top
has gridiron checks patterned via
embossing, on the mosaic rust
suede leather. Virginia Held wears
this new vogue which originated In
Hollywood. The jacket below, also
checked in gridiron fashion, has
Triangular shaped pocket flaps
which button with an all around
>elt and a trick collar that can be
worn up or down.
BEAUTY IS HELPED
BY STYLE OF HAIR
The girl what wants to make the
most of her best features and to
draw attention away from not-so
good ones should study her face
carefully and experiment with hair
styles and cosmetics.
The right coiffure can make a
too-long nose seem shorter, or
an extremely thin face appear
If your nose is long and pointed,
never part your hair in the middle.
If It is short, by all means do wear
your hair with the part In the cen
if you have a long thin face, a
coiffure that fluffs out slightly ai
the sides will be most flattering.
Girls with short plump faces can
very well go In for sleeked-back
hair styles, perhaps eveu the types
that show both ears.
Pert curls that fly across the
forehead and in front of ears gen
erally are best for youthful, rather
small, piquant faces.
Treat Fur* Roughly
If you are lucky enough to get a
silver fox wrap, for goodness sake
learn to care for it correctly. The
fur never should he stroked with
the hands or touched with a brush.
Instead, when you want to fluff it
up and remove dust, shake it vig
orously. Don’t treat furs gently.
On lox ranches where the little
creatures are bred and reared to
enhance feminine beauty and In
large fur houses, fox pelts are beat
en with a stick to make them
fluffier and more luxurious looking.
Short Veil*, Long Train*
The bride who marches to an altar
bedecked with chrysanthemums
and gladioli will wear white satin,
velvet or moire. Her train will
be long, her veil quite short and
her bouquet decorations will fur
nish the color for the scene. It is
possible, of course, to order ex
quisite bridal dresses in any shade
under the sun from the deep Renais
sance blues to rich marigold yel
Alas. One Rich Man Only!
Gasoline Is King
All the Ships She Wants
Senator Borah's View
Only one solitary American citi
zen had a net income of above
year, and they
were 59-cent dol
lars. The man
did not realize
It, perhaps, but
he will realize
it later ns Infla
tion, which is
now a fact, be
comes known to
Who the last,
lar-a-year-man is may not be told.
The law forbids publishing income
tax names, hut the government tells
you there is one and only one.
That “last rose” of depression's
summer must look around him, sad
eyed, mourning over his old compan
ions, withered nnd strewn.
What is important today may be
nothing tomorrow; what was noth
ing yesterday may become all im
portant now. Once man was help
less without his horse, camel, ox,
yak, ass, mule, reindeer, dog sled or
tame elephant. Now, In civilization, i
they mean little, while Lloyd I
George tells you, “Oil is the de
cisive factor in the Abyssinian
campaign." Of ail the great powers
whose attitude Is being canvassed,
that of King Gasoline is most im
portant. Without oil, Mussolini
cannot win his war; with oil, vic
tory is certain.
Japan at the naval conference
will consider nothing less than a
battle fleet as big as any the
United States may build; no 5-5-3
No American should object to
that, if Japan can afford it. It is
not the size of the fleet that counts.
Unfortunate Spanish grandees in
charge of the great Armada could
testify to that, after they met Eliza
beth’s smnll fleet and big sea cap
Also, there is the fact that if
real war started, above the clouds
and under water, every fighting
nation would hide its battleship tar
gets out of airplane sight, in safe
harbors; many battleships or few
would make no difference.
Senator Borah tells over the
microphone what the country needs;
Support of the Constitution; a
tight against those who would un
The destruction of monopoly with
out necessarily enacting new legis
An end of crop restriction.
Senator Borah says restriction
has always failed In depression ever
since the days of Roman emperors.
Tim scientific news, gruesome
but important, tells you that the
eyes of the dead can supply trans
parent tissue from the cornea use
ful in curing blindness in the living.
Tissue from dead eyes has been
successfully transplanted to living
eyes, and there is hope of thus cur
ing certain types of blindness.
England has always acted like
one “walking on eggs” In dealing
with Jupan, but she does say that
Japan's proposed seizure of Chinese
territory “harms the prestige of Ja
pan and hampers the development
of friendly future relations between
Japan and her friends.’’
Walter C. Teagle, head of Stand
ard Oil of New Jersey, did not make
a deal to supply Mussolini with all
Ills oil for thirty years, casually ar
ranging to finance the Italian oil
market up to $300,000,000. Mr.
Teagle says so, and It is so. But
when the wise John D. Rockefeller
once said, “I want to see my mana
gers, their desks cleared and their
feet on the desks studying how to
make money for Standard Oil,” he
had men like Walter Teagle In mind.
In Georgetown, British Guiana, a
kindly clergyman sprinkled a tiny
negro baby Just born, naming him
“Roosevelt Selassie Caleb." The
boy’s parents, descendants of slaves,
say the name was chosen to honor
“the greatest man In the world,
The little baby may wonder later
why his parents dragged in Halle
Selassie, in whose empire slavery
still exists as a major Industry.
An official representative of Rus
sia said to this writer not long
since: “We have nothing to fear
from Japan. They waited three
years too long.” While Japan was
waiting, Russia established a great
submarine and air base at Vladivos
tok, within short striking distance
of everything Japanese.
Since then Japan and Russia have
got along peacefully. This country
may suddenly wake up to find prob
lems more Important than any
theory on how to make everybody
happy on short notice.
e King Feature* Syndicate, Im.
Soot water is excellent for plants.
Put soot taken from chimneys, fur
naces and store9 into a bag and sus
pend bag in a pall of water. Let
stand for a week before using.
• • *
To prevent shoulder straps slipping
off, cut a piece of tape long enough
to hold straps. Sew one end of tape
to Inside of dress on shoulder seam.
Then sew one-half of snap fastener
onto shoulder seam and the other on i
the loose end of the tape.
• * •
Custard pies should be baked in
a hot oven for the first ten minutes.
The crust will then be set and filling
will not soak through crust. Reduce
heat after first ten minutes so that
filling will not boil.
0 Associated Newspapers.—WNU Servloe.
Science has discovered drugs to
alleviate all pains except one Id the
bon the easy way in one-third less time
with the Coleman. Iron in comfort any
place. It’s entirely self-heating. No cords
or wires. No weary, endless trips between
a hot stove and ironing board. Makes its
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— no pre-heating. Operating cost only
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write for FREE Folder.
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BEFORE BABY GOMES
Elimination of Body Waste
Is Doubly Important
In the crucial months before baby arrives
it is vitally important that the body be rid
of waste matter. Your intestines must func
tion-regularly,compl etely without griping.
Why Physicians Recommend
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