The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, April 09, 1936, Image 9
| 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 many. HES A NATIONALIST 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 By A. PORTER S. SWEET © ,M«('lure NVwj.p*per 8>-pdleiU* 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 ed. “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, Bert?’ "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 now.’ •'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."