The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, October 08, 1936, Image 8

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One Human Shipload
A Floating Microcosm
Intelligent Mrs. Widener
Mrs. Astor and Dr. Carrel
On Board the Normandie. — The
ancient writer made this admission:
irlknr Itriabanr
There be three
things which are
too wonderful for
me, yea, four
which I know
The way of an
eagle in the air;
the way of a ser
pent upon a
rock; the way of
a ship in the
midst of the sea;
and the way of a
man with a
What would
that inspired
writer say of this modern ship in
the midst of the sea? The biggest
ship he ever saw could be hung
from the ceiling of the dining salon
on this boat or tucked away in a
comer of the sun deck, disturbing
no one.
A modern ocean liner, Queen
Mary, Normandie, Rex or Europa,
as it crosses the ocean indifferent
to waves and winds, is a small
world in itself, a microcosm, with
this little earth playing the role of
"Cosmos." If this ship should sail
to some new, uninhabited island of
Utopia, it might supply everything
necessary to start a new civiliza
tion better than the one invented
by Sir Thomas More, who has been
made a saint since he wrote
"Utopia” to amuse himself and hud
his head cut off for his Catholic
On board, with his friend,
George Bacon, is Myron Tuylor,
head of the United States Steel com
pany, bijgest industrial unit on
earth. He would supply the ma
terial for skyscrapers, ships, rail
roads and machinery, plus organ
Simon Guggenheim would tell
them how to make corporations
profitable, by “holding on."
Various newspaper workers on
the boat would be ready to start
"the New Utopia Gazette"; Floyd
Gibbons for war correspondent, plus
members of the Edward H. Butler
family, that own the Buffalo News,
and the able Abraham Cahan,
known to more New Yorkers than
any editor in America, with one
exception. And, most important to
newspaper prosperity, the ship car
ries Mrs. George D. Widener of
Philadelphia, who has traveled up
and down in every corner of the
earth and says to your narrator:
"Mr. Brisbane, I have always
wanted to meet you, because I read
your articles every day.”
There spoke the nucleus of a high
ly intelligent reading public.
Mrs. Vincent Astor, on her way
back from a grouse moor in Scot
land, would resume her real job
of promoting deep music, finding
co-operators in the passenger list
—Madame Flagstadt. the admirable
Norwegian singer, a deep soprano
able to make Isolde more impres
sive than Wagner ever imagined
her. On board also is Arthur Bo
danzky, ready to conduct the "New
Utopia orchestra.” Mayor La
Guardia of New York will tell you
how earnestly Mrs. Astor talks to
him about her plans for a great
musical center. But Mr. LaGunrdia
will never know what shudders
would sweep from Ward Mc
Allister's pineal gland to his
Achilles tendon if he could hear
Mayor LaGuardia say of the young
lady in question, “That Mrs. Astor
is a nice, serious girl, thoroughly in
To make this list complete, P.
G. Wodehouse is on board, one
who could and should describe this
shipload of "important humanity"
going nowhere in particular, for no
reason in particular, some in the
steerage, some “tourist” and some,
with cabins on the sundeck, whose
names break up passenger list con
tinuity to make room for the magic
words "maid, valet and chauf
The contest between modern ships
for the "Atlantic blue ribbon," or
ocean championship, held at this
moment by the British Queen Mary,
supplies most amazing proof of mod
ern engineering efficiency. Consider
that, in a race across 3,000 miles of
water, the Queen Mary, after being
beaten several times by the French
liner Normandie, beat the latter
and took the Atlantic blue ribbon
by a margin of less than half a
mile, across 3.000 miles of ocean.
The oftener you cross, the more
clearly you realize that the ocean
is a great deal too big for our
small planet. It is all one ocean—
Atlantic, P-dftc, Arctic, Antarctic,
all touchi- _ water covering three
quarters of the earth’s surface.
Consider the Pacific; take your
world map, Mercator's projection,
fold it over from Asia toward New
York and beyond. It will cover
the United States, the Atlantic ocean
and all Europe to the Bosporus.
C King Feature* Syndicate, I no.
WNU Service.
It’s Season of Intriguing Woolens
THE new woolens are having
their day und a grand and glori
ous day it is, marked with new
triumphs in color, n designfulness
and versatile weave. They are
grand and glorious beyond descrip
tion and they have taken on a sheer
ness and featherweight texture that
adds much to their lure. With the
college girls the thought of a back
to-school wardrobe that »’es not in
clude a costume suit fashioned of
handsome wool is inconceivable.
And so it's wool gathering these fair
collegians are going with all the en
thusiasm of youth that sets forth to
get what it wants.
Not that college-faring girls are
the only ones enguged in the wild
scramble to be first in fashion by
going stepping in a brand new au
tumn ensemble styled of chic and
handsome wool weave. Fact is every
woman who is fashion-wise is mak
ing one grand dash in the direction
of the glamorous wool fabric sec
tions, which is exactly what she
should be doing to be smartly ap
parelled in the days to follow.
Among the woolens to meet the
rapturous gaze of the woman in
quest of modish materials for her
fall costume are the most enticing
jacquard-patterned weaves fancy
could possibly picture. These are
that new you will get all the thrills
that come with having a forward
look into fashion futures. In these
jacquard wool weaves the pattern
ings are woven right inh the mate
rial. Then 'iere are the cunningly
embroidered woolens which promise
to be quite the rage. These make up
ever so .smartly in .unics, and waist
coats. They come in pretty lloruls
and bold coin dots and other clever
motifs mostly wide-spaced but not
infrequently all-over designed. As to
wool plaids and stripes and checks
their name is legion. The big idea
right now is a gay plaid skirt with
monotone blquse or sweater. The
flaring plaid tunic is also outstand
ing in the new stylings. As to the
fantastically nubbed tweeds that
are so important this season, every
one who sees falls prey to their
wiles at first glance.
Designers are playing up the new
woolens for all they are worth, using
them by the two’s and three’s in
combinations that stress striking
contrast both in color and weave.
Two of the three models in the
picture make contrast their theme,
in use of versatile woolens. The en
semble to the left can be worn from
early fall to early spring in perfect
comfort, with or without its match
ing coat. Here a plaid rabbit’s wool
en dress in pencil silhouette with a
high surplice bodice and a bright
velveteen ascot has a plain rabbit’s
hair tunic coat with double-breasted
front and wide »evers of the plaid.
The new “swing” effect is achieved
with unpressed box pleats that start
from the waist.
To the right in the trio a striped
rabbit's woolen plays in duet with a
plain rabbit’s wool weave. The dress
in pencil silhouette has as comple
ment a flared tunic coat of the plain
wool with tuxedo fronts of the stripe.
A bright velveteen ascot and belt
buckle match the color in the
stripes. The dress is ideal to wear
under a separate winter coat later
Centered is a cape outfit of jac
quard tweed. It is this sort of nov
elty woolens that is glorifying the
fabric style picture just now. The
raised shoulder line which is the
much-talked of new silhouette is
carried out in sunray tucks. The
long sleeved dress has a flared
skirt. The popular stand-up collar
adds a keen touch, also a patent
I leather belt to match the patent
| leather shoes.
© Western Newspaper Union.
Itr <11 l ie 11 : NICHOLAS
Alert manufacturers of bags have
set to work to devise distinctive
openings, out of the ordinary, yet
practical. Perfect with all sorts of
tailored clothes, football togs and
: travel costumes is the new double
; zippered transatlantic handbag (top
I picture) the unusual opening of
which resembles a suitcase fasten
ing and a roomy interior that pro
vides ample space for anything
from a passport and travel papers
to a pocket-size novel. With a smart
fall dre,ss of nubby homespun as
pictured below it is the very essence
of good style to wear washable kid
gloves matching the leather of an
underarm bag.
Newest feature of this season's
costume flowers is the American
beauty rose. Singly, or in clusters,
it is worn with full-length stem al
most to the knee. The flower, flat
teringly soft and graceful, is posed
just below the shoulder.
The rose motif is also prominent
on printed and blocked scarfs and
in formal chiffon evening handker
chiefs. Rich evening brocades fol
low the romantic mode in large all
over rose or leaf designs. Rose pat
terns have all the old-world air so
typical of the Victorian and Edward
ian revivals that are dominating
the fall modes.
Accents of rose on black are a
leading theme for fall: copper-rose
buckles, necklaces of rosy crystal,
touches of lace in a faint blush-rose,
nail polish in old rose with faintly
smoke-blue undertone. Polish this
autumn is going romantic, along
with everything else. Soft shades
of old rose, coral, mauve—or if
you’re wearing gold or autumn-leaf
red. a new light rust polish—faintly
echo the undertone of the gown or
its accessories.
Knitted Reading Jackets
Novel nightdresses and match
ing reading jackets in pale blue,
loosely-knit fine wool are featured in
the fall collections.
Those Swiss!
Hand-nainted buttons, decorated
in the Swiss peasant style, are now
to be had, and are strongly advised
for the ski suit
Lady Bug Clips
Lady bugs set in semi-precious
stones in silver or gold are used
as clips on gloves, belt buckles,
dress clips and even as earrings.
Parental Guidance—
E Don’t Expect a Child to Grasp Ideas
Mother Finds Difficult to Understand
'T'HERE is such a thing as ex
pecting too much of your chil
dren. This does not mean that a
child should be excused for dis
obedience, provided, of course,
that it is clear in the child’s mind
that his or her action is against
rules. Nor does it apply to im
pertinence, nor any of the regula
tions for the kindly development
and up-bringing of a child.
However, the demands of child
study sometimes make mothers
expect as much of a child as
would be expected of an adult.
And, should their youngsters fail
to come up to the standard set
for them, mothers especially get a
distressed apprehension that their
beloved offspring are not quite
up to normal mentally, although
they may be in robust health. To
have such fears is a serious mat
ter for parents, and the reaction
of such thoughts on a child is
detrimental. Individuality in chil
dren is pronounced, and all chil
dren do not respond in like man
ner to suggestions, many of which
are accepted by the parents them
selves, only after much child
It is a mistake to attempt to
force ideas, too deep for it, into
a child’s mind, or to probe it with
a dessecting scrutiny that embar
rasses or offends the child. It is an
inherent right of childhood to
think its own thoughts, and see
with its own mind just as much
as it is an adult privilege to do
these things.
To guide children with love that
is strong enough to be reasonably
lenient and reasonably strict in
dealing out deserved punish
ments, not severe but corrective—
this is expected of parents. For
tunately there is intuition to aid
them, and the intent to fit their
offspring to cope with the world
in a conquering way. Such love
has keen perceptions, parental
warmth and tenderness and a re
membrance «f their own child
hood days to guide them.
It must be realized that the
theory and practice of bringing
up children are as widely diver
gent as these two things are in
every field. There is ever a happy
medium, a balanced combination
of the two that must prevail for
the best results. There is no sub
stitute for fine practical ex
perience. Theory must be swayed
by parental experience in the up
bringing of children for it to be
an aid in the building of their
1 HOMIft |
Drain all juices from fresh or
canned fruits, store in ice box
and use for fruit cocktails or sher
• • *
Sour milk beaten into mayon
naise dressing gives it a delicious
• * *
When buying fish see that the
eyes are not sunken in and dull.
A fresh fish has clear eyes and
the flesh is firm to the touch.
* • •
If the neck of a bottle is broken
when opening, tie a pad of ab
sorbent cotton over the top of
another bottle and pour contents
* * *
Seven drops of lemon juice
added to a pint of cream before
whipping it will cause it to beat
up in less than half the time it
would without the juice.
© Bell Syndicate.—WNU Service.
Foreign Words ^
and Phrases ^
A votre sante. (F.) To your
good health.
Beaux espnts. (F.) Men of
wit and humor.
Carte blanche. (F.) Full pow
Far fiasco. (It.) To make a
Grande parure. (F. Full
Hinc illae lacrumae. (L.) Hence
these tears.
Inter nos. (L.) Between our
Juste milieu. (F.) The golden
Desipere in loco. (L.) To un
bend on occasion.
Le roi le veut. (F.) The king
wills it.
On dit. (F.) It is rumored;
They say.
Comfort, Style in Pajamas
This suavely tailored club style
pajama set is the essence of sim
plicity. Whether your cotton,
satin, silk crepe, pongee or rayon
is expensive or not you won’t be
taking a chance with pattern No.
1923-B for step-by-step sewing in
structions are included and guar
antee to guide your every stitch.
College girls approve its con
servative styling — busy house
wives find them adequate to greet
the unexpected guest and the
business girl revels in their com
fort and ease assuring details.
The trousers are amply cut and
the soft blouse roomy enough for
any 12 to 20’s daily dozen. A natty
pointed collar, wide cuffs and belt
add an air of distinction to your
Barbara Bell Pattern No.
1923-B is available for sizes 12,
14, 16, 18 and 20. Corresponding
bust measurements 30, 32, 34, 36
and 38. Size 14 (32) requires 4%
yards of 39-inch material. Send
15 cents in coins.
Send for the Barbara Bell Fall
Pattern Book containing 100 well
planned, easy-to-make patterns.
Exclusive fashions for children,
young women, and matrons. Send
fifteen cents for your copy.
Send your order to The Sewing
Circle Pattern Dept., 367 W.
Adams St., Chicago 111.
© Bell Syndicate.—WNU Service.
Nations of the World
There are 69 nations listed in
the world, including 58 members
of the League of Nations and 11
nations outside it.
League members include:
Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina,
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bo
livia, Bulgaria, Canada, Chili, Co
lombia, Cuba, Czechoslovakia,
Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador,
Esthonia, Ethiopia, Finland,
France, Greece, Guatemala,
Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Inoio,
Iraq, Irish Free State, Italy,
Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, Lux
emburg, Mexico, Netherlands,
New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nor
way, Panama, Paraguay, Persia,
Peru, Poland, Portugal, Ru
mania, Salvador, Siam, South
Africa, Spain, Soviet Russia,
Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey,
United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vene
zuela, Yugoslavia. Nations out
side the league include B r a z il,
Costa Rica, Egypt, Germany, Ice
land, Japan, Nepal, Saudi Arabia,
Hedjaz, Tibet and the United
The Mind
Meter •
By \
© Bell Syndicate.—\VNU Service.
The Completion Test
In this test there are four words
given in each problem. Three of
the four in each case bear a de
finite relationship to one another;
for example, they may be the
names of animals or the names f
of state capitals, or perhaps1
synonyms. Cross out the one word
that does not belong in each prob
1. Gay, merry, dejected, frivo
2. Edison, Whistler, Fulton,
3. Build, erect, raze, construct.
4. Phoenix, Salem, Raleigh,
,5. Arrow, bullet, cartridge, shell.
6. Inaugurate, start, introduce,
7. Donate, pilfer, steal, embezzle.
8. Puma, leopard, tiger, rail.
9. Candor, duplicity, openness,
10. Bat, mallet, racquet gun.
1. Dejected.
2. Whistler.
3. Raze.
4. Macon.
5. Arrow.
6. Continue
7. Donate.
8. Rail.
9. Duplicity,
10. Gun.
Doubts and Fears
Our doubts are traitors and;
make us lose the good we ofl1
might win by fearing to attempt.
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