The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, July 30, 1936, Image 2

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    | Adventurers
“7’oo Much Courage”
Famous Headline Hunter.
OOME7IMES it’s a fine thing, boys and girls, to have one ot
O those cast-iron, copper-plated nervous systems that don’t
get all in a jitter the minute something happens.
Steeplejacks have them—and so have structural ironwork
ers who spend most of their working day twenty stories above
the street, balanced on a ten-inch iron beam, playing baseball
with red hot rivets. I’v always sort of envied birds like that for
their courage.
And again, at times, I’ve been glad I don’t have nerves
like theirs. After all, our nerves are about the best warn
ing signals we have—and you know what usually happens
to the guy who doesn’t pay any attention to the signs.
Take the case of Bill Woods, for instance—William H. Woods of
Brooklyn, N. Y. Bill isn't an ironworker, but he’s got an ironwork
er’s nerve. Put him in a burning building, and my guess is that
he wouldn’t begin to get excited about it until the fire actually be
gan creeping up his coat-tails. I’m judging him now from the way
he acted in that restaurant in Brooklyn on April 30, 1934.
This Adventure Starts With a Cup of Coffee.
It’s quite a story, boys and girls—a story that starts out with a
walking tour through the streets of Brooklyn. Bill and his friend,
Charley Young, had been taking an evening stroll, and eleven
o’clock found them at Boro Hall park. Charley suggested that they
drop into a cafeteria for a cup of coffee before they hit the hay.
Bill agreed, and they crossed the street.
They went into the cafeteria, took their checks from the
machine at the door and went over to the long counter.
They ordered coffee, and the counterman turned to get it.
But no sooner had he turned than he swung back toward
the door and said: “What’s the matter over there?”
That’s the first intimation Bill and Charley had that anything
was wrong. They looked in the direction in which the counterman
was staring. Several men were scuffling over near the door. Then,
suddenly from the center of that milling group came the sound of
a shot!
Bedlam Breaks Loose in Cafeteria Following Shots.
“In the moment that immediately followed,” says Bill, “no one
stirred. Everyone in the place had stopped eating and all eyes
were turned toward the door. That moment of indecision didn’t
The Man Fell Over Backwards and Was Still.
last long, however, for suddenly another shot rang out, loud and
deafening in that enclosed space. No one knew what had happened,
but you couldn’t mistake that sound.”
At that second shot, bedlam broke loose in the cafe
teria. Women screamed. Men jumped up from their seats.
Tables were overturned. Everyone thought of just one thing,
and that was getting under cover. Everyone was running
about in frantic haste to get a door between them and that
revolver—everyone, that is, but Rill Woods. In all the hulla
baloo he alone kept his head. And it nearly cost him his
Bill looked around for Charley. He was gone—evidently into a
milling crowd of people who had run toward the back of the cafe
teria and were trying to crowd into the washrooms. Those who
weren’t there were crawling on their hands and knees, trying to
get under a table. Bill noticed that and decided to get under cover
himself. There was a radiator with a screened grill in front of him
and he dropped down behind that. There followed a brief silence
punctuated only by the sounds of struggling men, then another shot
reverberated through the room. That was when Bill’s curiosity and
his nerve got the better of his common sense. He stood up to take
a look.
Bill Made a Fine Target for the Man With the Gun.
Over by the door, a man, gun in hand, was standing, back up
against the cashier’s counter, while half a dozen younger men tried
to wrestle the gun away from him. “One of the younger men,” says
Bill, “picked up a heavy sugar container and hit the older man over
the head. I saw the glass break and the sugar scatter over the floor,
but the man with the gun seemed invincible. They couldn’t beat him
down. They were too many for him in the end, though, and finally
he fell behind the cashier's desk. And then, thinking all danger was
past, I walked over to the counter.”
Bill walked over until he was within ten feet of the fallen
man when, to his amazement, the man started to sit up.
The gun, still in his hand, rose until it pointed straight at
Bill’s midriff. Too late, Bill began to wish he'd been one of
those nervous individuals who had taken refuge in the
He stood petrified—afraid to move. He drew in a deep breath
and waited to feel the bullet bite into his flesh. At that distance, the
man on the floor couldn’t miss.
Timely Arrival of Copper Saves Bill’s Life.
Then, the only thing that could save Bill's life happened.
Through the restaurant door came a police sergeant with a drawn
pistol. He got the situation at a glance, took deliberate aim at the
man with the gun, and shot him through the stomach. That was the
end. The man fell over backwards and was still. A red circle of
blood slowly widened beneath him.
More policemen came. They began asking questions.
The cashier of the restaurant had been creased over one
ear by a bullet, and one young man, shot through the
shoulder, was leaning against the counter, trying to staunch
the flow of blood.
They told the story. The man with the gun, they said, had been
drunk. He had walked over to a table and accused another man of
laughing at him. An argument started and the drunk drew a gun.
That was when Old Lady Adventure stepped in and started shaking
up thrill cocktails—one for everybody in the house, and a deadly
one for the man with the gun.
©—WNU Service.
Cause of Civil War
The issue of slavery was the
direct cause of the Civil war. The
question of states’ rights or the
right of a state to secede from
the federation was the fundamen
tal cause. This had l>een a vexed
question from the beginnings of the
government, until it was brought
to a head by the slavery issue.
The Spitz Dog
The Spitz dog, named for the Arc
tic islands of Spitzbergen, is a de
scendant of the part-wolf ancestors
of chows and samoyeds. Like them
it pulled sleds in the frozen north.
The breed later became popular in
Europe. Various shepherd breeds,
and the schipperke and the pomer
anian, were developed from it
Paris: Many Newspapers
Surprise for Karl Marx
Mr. Eden Was Tired Out
A Big Somersault
This world is really no bigger,
now. than the palm of your hand;
wherever you
Arthur llrlNlmnr
are, news comes
[pouring i n—a
I Pullman car on
i the Mohave des
ert has the “Ex
jaminer”; flying
i across, the Le
' vand brothers
hurry to the air
field at Wichita
with the latest
I “Beacon”; and on
the ocean, a
newspaper ap
pears every day;
the radio feeds
it; in Paris, ten
times as many newspapers as are
published in New York tell you
anything you choose to believe,
from editorials written by men who
do not know that the royal and im
perial French families died and
were buried after the war of 1870
to fiery-eyed moderns who think
they can graft Karl Marx and Len
in on Jacques Bonhomme, the
French peasant, and produce a
French Utopia, with a Russian ac
cent and a pair of high boots.
They do not know Jacques Bon
homme, who bought his land in the
revolution at bargain prices with
inflated assignats, and means to
keep it, nor do they know the small
sized French bourgeois, who thinks
more of one four-cent franc than
some of our governing geniuses
think of a billion 59-cent dollars.
The Marx-Stalin-Lenin brother
hood in America, by the way, does
not understand the inside feelings
of the U. S. A. citizen, with his
bungalow, automobile, radio set,
washing machine and furniture, all
“nearly paid for.”
Send HIM, instead of a bill for
his last installment, the statement,
“No more private property," and
see what he says and does.
You take your choice of dozens
of Paris daily newspapers; the wild
kind, that say anything and lose
money; the tame kind, that say
nothing and make money, but very
little of it; the mummified kind,
that still take “Madame La Mar
quise” seriously, and think them
selves back in the days of old
Madame De Deiland and Lord Bol
j ingbroke.
You have, also, newspapers from
all the Lilliput countries nearby—
English, Italian, German—and the
news is in them, only you must
know how to extract it. They are
queer little newspapers, and if that
be provincialism, make the most
of it.
In London, for instance, Lord
Rothermere’s newspaper tells you
that Mr. Eden, British foreign sec
retary, has gone to “a secret des
tination" in the country for a
week's rest.
English statesmen always go to
“a secret destination,” for reasons
unknown to Mr. James Farley, who
relaxes at the ringside, or Presi
dent Roosevelt, wrho rests fishing,
on a battleship, with fifty report
ers on another ship, nearby.
You wonder that a man as young
as Eden should need a rest. Glad
stone, at nearly twice his age, was
talking in the Commons at four in
the morning—but Gladstones are
few, Tim Healys also.
Rothermere's writer thinks Eden
is all tired out after his Geneva
speech, telling just why England
lifted the Italian sanctions. It was
he who made a speech recently,
just as earnest and much louder,
telling why those sanctions must
NEVER be lifted. That was turning
a big somersault. The English know
how to do that, and you are sup
posed to laugh.
Eden told Baldwin what the doc
tor said, and Baldwin said, "By all
means, my boy, hurry off to a se
cret destination," and Eden hur
ried. In America, the business man
would say, "Doctor, there are a
few things that I must settle
! first," meaning, perhaps, his in
I come tax. He would hang on and
( on, and finally go to a really secret
i destination, in the graveyard.
Driving through Normandy, from
j Havre, where the ships land, would
interest American farmers, espe
cially any whose lands are "worn
out" after comparatively few years
of cultivation. On lands in this
part of the world, wheat has been
| grown for three hundred years, and
today yields better, bigger crops
than ever.
In Rome, as in other places on
the earth's surface, one city is piled
upon another. Dig down through
one and the other appears. Inva
sions, plagues, famines and the
grinding ice have wiped them out.
Those that read this today are
the descendants of men such as
the inhabitants of the Stone age
village. And still we are worried,
looking down at the enemy, pover
ty, that may climb up and attack
us in old age.
€) King Features Syndicate, 1u<l
WNU Service.
Black or Dark Silk Sheers Vogue
AS TO foremost fashions for sum
mer, costumes of black o*
dark sheers such as silk chiffons,
marquisettes, organza and hand
some nets are carrying first hon
Your wardrobe may be as you
supposed replete with chic, but if
it be sans one of the beguilingly
styled dark sheers better send an
immediate S.O.S. call in to your
dressmaker or to your sfnartest
store in town or to whoever caters
to your sartorial needs. Telling
you, we are, that without a suit or
a dress of some one or other of
these tilk sheers or nets in black
or in brown, navy or dubonnet red
or deep purple dye your summer
dress program will be sadly lack
ing indeed. We might add that
black is the favorite of them all.
Especially are fascinating things
being done with redingote fashions
made of silk sheers that are thin
to the point of transparency since
they are designed to be worn over
either a dress or slip in a solid
bright color or a gay print. See
the charming and chic ensemble to
the right in the picture. It con
veys the idea most eloquently.
Here a black silk chiffon redingote
with the new circular-cut hemline
is posed over a pink silk moire
slip. Very French in feeling is
ihis most winsome 1936 afternoon
dresses. Note the black silk taffeta
applique of roses on the redingote.
The corsage of huge twin roses
accurately repeats the pink tone of
the silk slip. Narrow velvet rib
bon ties about the waist ana trims
the very lovely pink panama hat
worn with this costume.
While we are on the subject of
black silk chiffon and its im
portance in the summer style pic
ture it might be well to mention
the new skirts of black chiffon
which are the smartest ever for
evening, worn with a tunic or
jacket-blouse done in flamboyantly
colored flowered print. These
skirts are cut full circular and
their hemline measures yards. Yet
with all this fullness yon are not
made aware of the fact as the
skirt is styled to fit about the hips
in slenderizing sleekness gradually
and gracefully leading into soft un
dulations about the hemline. You
will find a skirt of this description
to be a real asset in your summer
clothes collection. Have in reserve
a shirtwaist blouse of black net al
so a decollette bodice of self black
chiffon—an economical way to ac
quire a wardrobe of smart formals
for varied occasion.
If you have an urge for color
you will find joy in a costume that
poses a redingote of dubonnet red
silk chiffon or organza over a slip
of gorgeous flower print. The col
or effect is beyond the telling in
word or picture. It requires the
evening lights to glorify it.
Could anything in the way of a
daytime costume be smarter and
more to be coveted than the jacket
and-dress twosome to the left in
the illustration! If so we have not
discovered it. You may be in
terested in knowing that this en
semble is of royal lineage in that
' it is a creation by no less a noted
designer than the personal dress
maker to Queen Mary. It came
over on the R. M. S. Queen Mary
as did a whole fashion load of
stunning modes. The dress is per
fect for afternoon wear on warm
summer days, made as it is of
cool Tudor-brown twytex net. The
finely pleated and tucked jabot is
of white silk net, and the loose
coat is of brown crossbar twytex.
The story of net as it unfolds in
the summer style program is prov
ing a most fascinating one. Noth
ing smarter or more practical has
centered the style stage than the
jacket dresses tailored of cool and
comfortable and chic looking nets
either in black or the stunning new
rich dark colors.
© Western Newspaper Union.
The vogue for tailored clothes
goes into the evening. Very styl
ish indeed is the young woman in
the picture who wears a strictly
tailored dinner suit with its 1890
jacket and buttoned skirt. It is
fashioned of creamy whitj ML
Airy cloth.
A coat which looks as though it
were made from the family’s heir
loom quilt will go a long way to
ward creating a sensation on the
beaches. Dressier versions that
have intricate quilting patterns are
destined for wear over summer
Large floral motifs which have
bright colors on white or pastel
backgrounds are the most fash
ionable for beach wear. Some of
these coats are made of printed
cottons which have the designs out
lined with quilting, while others are
pieced together in the regulation
quilt manner.
The quilted coat of plaid woolen,
very light of weight and quite gay
in its color combinations, is shown
for vacation wear, while the taf
feta and hand-blocked linen ver
sions are evening favorites.
Flowers Are Dramatic
White flowers on a black gown
are dramatic; and on a white
gown they emphasize an effect of
simplicity. A spo. of brilliant
scarlet on a white gown is gorgeous.
Color harmony may be achieved
by wearing flowers that blend into
the general tone of the costume,
or with a contrasting comple
mentary color.
Flowers Deck Shoes
Shoes have become so fancy that
one widely-known Paris house
shows street shoes trimmed with
applied flowers in contrasting col
ors and a belt and purse to match.
Pressure Cooking Method of Home <
Canning Is Meeting With Favor
High Heat Insures Easier
Destruction of Harm
ful Bacteria.
The pressure cooker method of
home canning has become a uni
versal favorite with thousands of
homemakers. It is recommended
by the United States government
as well as prominent authorities
in home-canning, for the canning
of non-acid foods, because of the
higher degree of heat obtainable
with a pressure cooker, which
insures easier destruction of
harmful bacteria.
Let us consider the important
steps in canning by this method:
The careful homemaker lines
up all of her equipment first.
Jars are carefully inspected to
see that there are no nicks,
cracks or sharp edges, then thor
oughly cleansed in hot water.
Select fresh, firm (not over
ripe) products. Grade according
to size and ripeness.
Prepare according to recipe.
Pack product into clean jars to
not more than one-half inch from
Add liquid:
(a) Fruits: Hot water to with
in 1-2 inch of top of jar, or
syrup to within 1 1-2 inches
of top of jar. (Syrup ex
pands during processing.)
(b) Vegetables: Hot water to
within 1-2 inch of top of jar
(salt or other seasoning may
be added).
(c) Other products: Follow
instructions given in recipe.
Wipe top of jar free from all
seeds, pulp, grease, etc., with a
clean damp cloth. Also wipe
threads and neck of jar clean so
as to prevent sticky screw bands
which are hard to remove.
If using the “self-sealing” type
of jar, place sterilized lid on jar
with sealing composition next to
glass and screw band firmly
tight, or as tight as you can
screw the band without using un
due exertion or wrenches.
If using rubber ring jars, ad
just rubber ring, screw cap down
tight, and reverse one-fourth
turn, or if using glass top jars;
place the upper bail in position
across the lid and leave lower
bail up.
Place the rack on the bottom
of the cooker and add enough hot
water to bring it up to the level
of the rack (about 2 cups.,/
Place the filled jars in the cook
er. Prepare only enough jars at
one time to fill your cooker. Do
not allow jars to touch.
Place the cover in position
and tighten according to instruc
tions received with your cooker.
Place cooker on stove and
leave the petcock open until a
jet of steam has been spurting
from the petcock for 7 to 10 min
utes (according to size of cook
er). Then close the petcock and
watch pressure gauge.
Start counting processing time
from the minute the required
pounds of pressure are indicated
on the gauge. Keep the pres
sure uniform throughout the
processing period. Do not allow
the pressure to fluctuate as pres
sure changes will draw liquid out
Uncle Phil
We've Much to Watch
When we are alone we have
our thoughts to watch; in fam
ilies our tempers; in society our
I' is not sufficient to have qual
ities. We must make proper use
of them.
Those who make threats don’t
fulfill them any more reliably
than those who make promises.
A pessimist doesn’t tell a lie,
he only sees one in everything.
Show an Interest
Indifference looks sophisticated,
but people like you better if
you’re interested.
Every man woulu like to see
how he looks in a beard, but he
is so timid about it, he will never
find out.
When you forgive a friend, do it
with a hug or a handclasp That
seals it.
When you forgive a friend, do it
with a hug or a handclasp. That
seals it.
Sometimes the only way to
combat a gloom spreader is with
of the jars and prevent accurate
computation of processing time.
Process for required length of
time according to pressure cook
er timetable. When processed for
the required length of time re
move cooker from fire. Do not
open petcock or attempt to re~J
move cover until indicator on
steam pressure gauge returns to
Remove jars from cooker and
set on several thicknesses of
cloth to cool.
Do not tighten screw bands on
the “self-sealing” type, but set
right side up to cool. If using
rubber ring jars, screw cap down
tight immediately. To complete
seal on wire clamp glass top
jars, push lower bail down
against neck of jar.
To test the “self-sealing” jars
for seal, when jars are cold take
a teaspoon and gently tap the
lids. If properly sealed they will
give a clear ringing note and be
slightly concave (curved inward
ly) caused by the vacuum inside.
If not properly sealed, the sound
will be dull and low in key, in
which case you have an oppor
tunity to re-can contents and thus
save your food.
Smart Household
Linens in Color
Pattern No. 5348
Let us do a bit of “garden
ing.” It’s linens we’re going to
beautify, with cotton patch flow
ers and flowerpots. This easy
applique is sure to enhance a pair
of pillow cases, scarf or dainty
hand towels. Take colorful
scraps, cut them into these sim
ple flower forms, and either turn
the edges under and sew them
down, or finish them in outline
stitch. It’s called “Linen-closet
In pattern 5348 you will find 3k
transfer pattern of two motifs 5Vfe
by 15 inches, two motifs 4% by
15 inches and the patterns for
the applique patches; material
requirements; color suggestions;
illustrations of all stitches needed.
To obtain this pattern, send 15
cents in stamps or coins (coins
preferred) to The Sewing Circle
Household Arts Dept., 259 W.
Fourteenth St., New York, N. Y.
Write plainly pattern number,
your name and address.
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of regular, successful elimination? Get
rid of waste material that causes gas,
acidity^ headaches. Take Milnesia Wafers
for quick, pleasant elimination. Each
wafer equals 4 teaspoonfuls of milk of
magnesia. 20c, 35c fie 60c at drug stores.
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