The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, April 09, 1936, Image 9

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    | Ranch Is Buried in Devastating “Black Blizzard”
Dust Storms
Are Scourge to
Southwest Farms
Parts of Oklahoma. Texas and
New Mexico have been scourged by
recent "black blizzards’ similar to
those devastating dust storms of
1935, which laid waste many farm
ing sections of the Southwest. The
picture shows accumulation of soil
about the outbuildings of a ranch
near Dalhart, Texas.
Moss of the Pineapple Family
Spanish moss, which festoons
southern trees so picturesquely. Is
not technically moss at all. but a
member of the pineapple family.
Where Are the Famed Banks of the Wabash?
View taken from an airplane as It flew for many miles along the Wabash river near the Indlana-Illinols
itate line. P'arm lands, houses and barns were almost completely submerged by the destructive spring floods.
Is Effective
in Fight Against
Bombing Planes
| Although not a large weapon, the
gun shown here with Maj. William
It. Baldwin, is regarded as one of
the most powerful firearms yet de
vised. Now being tested by army
and navy experts, the gun, of 30
caliber, has a speed of 150 rounds
a minute, can fire a shell up to 30,
000 feet and is so constructed that
the recoil is so slight that a glass
of water may be balanced on the
barrel during fire.
Will Be Married This Spring
Dwight F. Davis, secretary of war in President Coolidge’s cabinet,
former governor general of the Philippines, and donor of the famous
Davis cup of the tennis world, and Mrs. Charles II. Sabin, prominent
anti-Prohibition crusader in the days before repeal, are to be married
in New York this spring. Mrs. Sabin, a social lender, lias been married
twice before.
New York, Capetown Time
When it Is noon in New York it
is 7 p. m. in Capetown, and Cape
town Is about as far soutli of the
equator as Atlanta, U. S. A., is
nortli of it.
' King Edward May Marry One of These Girls
f Edward VIII, bachelor king of Great Britain, has Intimated that he may marry, and there is much specu
lation as to where his choice may fall. His majesty is shown above surrounded by five princesses who are
considered eligible. They are: 1—Catherine of Greece; 2—Eugenia of Greece; 3—Irene of Greece; 4—Eudoxie
of Bulgaria; 5—Juliana of Holland.
Scenes and Persons in the Current News
1—First Issue of the Federal Register, the government's new dolly newspaper, coming off the press at
Washington. 2—Locomotive derailed and upset at Sussex, N. J., when tr^ck was undermined during the
serious Hoods In the East. 3—Chief Justice Alfred A. Wheat of the District of Columbia Supreme court who
ruled against the seizure of telegrams by the senate lobby committee.
Governor and Daughter Go Riding
When the cares of his office are not too exacting. (Jov. Alfred M.
Landon of Kansas turns to the saddle for relaxation. In this snapshot the
state executive, who Is also one of the outstanding figures among those
who are being considered for the Republican Presidential nomination, is
sharing his saddle with his young daughter, Nancy Josephine Landon,
•>ged three.
Kansan Is Landon Organizer
John Hamilton.
Will Seek
Delegates for
G. 0. P. Convention
John Hamilton of Kansas resigned
from the headquarters staff of the
Republican nntional committee in
order to become nntionni organizer
for Gov. Alf M. London of Knnsns,
candidate for the Republican nom
ination for President,
Flag Before Businett
Oak Bluffs, Mass.—The regular
town meeting held here recently
was delayed several minutes be
cause somebody forgot to display
the American flag. On opening the
meeting. Stephen Itae, official of the
local Legion, said no meeting could
be held until the flag was on hand.
Dick Sliikat
Regains Title
as Wrestler Champ
By his recent victory over Danno
0‘Mahoney of Ireland, Dick Sliikat
regained his title of champion
heavyweight wrestler of the world.
He formerly was champion of Ger
Pedro Alzlbu Campos, a grnduate
of Harvard university and proml
rnent San Juan lnwyer. Is head
of the nationalist party which Is
fostering a movement to sever con
nections between Puerto ltlco and
the United States.
Newest Locomotive Compared With the Old Type
The newest streamlined steam engine of the Pennsylvania railroad Is shown here with the old standard
heavy-duty engine. The new locomotive, said to be "the most highly perfected and advanced engine design yet
produced by aerodynamic science for the reduction of wind resistance." Is reputed to show a reduction of on*
third In wind resistance at a mlle-a-minute speed.
Party Line
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WNU Service.
ENUY PAULDING lifted the re-;
celver from the hoarding house
phone. Instead of the expected*
“Number, please,” a searing voice
sizzled into his ear.
“This line’s busy. Hang up."
Even though the voice was ex
tremely provoking, he showed no
loss of temper except for a grunt
of disgust.
"Line busy. Hank?” his friend
Otis Pedroe asked from the depths
of an easy chair In the living room.
"Yes. Don’t these party lines
burn you up sometimes? Some oldl
minx just snarled at me enough to
take my ear off. She could have
been decently pleasant at least.”
“Party lines are a nuisance, hut!
sometimes It's a lucky thing we
huve them."
“How's that? They’re just a nuis
ance to me."
“Sit down while you’re waiting,
and I’ll tell you about an experi
ence I had with one. It'll only take
a minute.”
Hank perched himself on the edge
of the table, lit a cigarette and
flipped the match In the general di
rection of the fireplace.
“Go on. She probably won’t fin
ish for an hour.”
“I was living in a railroad town
when It happened, had lived there
long enough to know most every
body In town. Among the men I had
two friends In particular, we’ll call
one John and the other Bert. Neith
er name Is right but they’ll do. John,
an engineer, was a dark giant of a
man. Honest, conscientious, de
pendable, but quiet. Almost shy
nnd retiring. Bert, the switchman,
was In many ways the opposite.
Blond, much smaller and livelier;
usually the life of the party, when
three of us were together. We were
together almost constantly until
Mary came to town. We all fell In
love with her, but, with h mug like
mine, It soon dawned oil me that I
didn’t have a chance. So I sat on
the side lines and watched.
"At first It was all Bert. His
quick wit, cheerfulness and good
manners got him off to a flying
start. But John was a sticker;
more than that even. He kept try
ing to work his way Into Mary's
favor nnd Bert began to lose out.
He seemed to stay awuy more nnd
more. Mary thought he was losing
Interest. It wasn't until after the
whole thing came out that we found
out why. John had been beating
him up every time he hud a date
with Mary. Doing a thorough, sys
tematic job of it, only be confined
his efforts to the parts of the body
that wouldn't show. Never once was
Bert’s face marked. Nor was Bert a
quitter or squealer. He'd lay off aa
sick until he was well enough to
be out nnd then have another date
—and another heating. John kept
him In bed so much he didn't have
a chance.
"After the wedding John’s jeal
ousy came out Into the open. No
longer did he need to bide it, and
If was terrible to see. One night at
a dance (I was with a girl friend
of Mnry’g) he beat up a fellow,
something awful. Thought the poor
guy was trying to flirt wtih Mary.
She was such a pretty little thing
that the lad hadn't been able to
keep his eyes off her ns she was
dancing. John was like a madman.
1 tried to Interfere and received a
haymaker that put me out of the
picture. After that Mary wouldn’t
go out to dances with him. They
kept more and more to themselves.
“At the time the thing happened
that I’m going to tell you about, we
had been having one awful time
with the weather. It rained every
day for a week. Not just a drizzle,
but a good hard rain. The rivers
and creeks were swollen, the flats
were flooded and there were wash
outs galore. Unexpected delays were
the order of the day on the railroad,
with more and more trouble expect
“I came home from the shops and
before taking a bath or changing
my clothes went to the phone just
as you did now. As I lifted the re
ceiver I heard a woman’s voice—
Mary’s voice, say: ‘Is that you,
"You know me well enough,
Hank, to know that I’m no eaves
dropper, but I was so dumfotinded
that I continued to listen instead of
banging up. I’d just passed John
on my way home. He was in work
ing clothes and headed for the
yards. He hadn’t stopped to talk
for he was In a hurry. As I con
tinued to listen I heard Bert say:
‘Yes.’ Then Mary's voice again:
'It’s all right for you to dprne over
•'I was more than surprised. 1
wns astonished. Never for an in
stant had I suspected an affair be
tween Bert and Mary. I thought of
what John would do, should he tind
out. I heard Bert ask: ‘Where’s
John?’ and her answer came: ‘He’s
gone to take out train four.'
“For once in my life I thought and
acted quickly. Before Bert could
answer or hang up, I spoke slowly
Into the transmitter: ‘1 wouldn’t go
if I were you, Bert. Train four has
Just been reported two hours late.'
"I heard Mary gasp, ‘>ly Gawd.’
The click of the receiver cut off the
rest. In a dry rasping sort of a
I voice Bert said, ‘Thanks.’ And 1
was left alone on the party line."