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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 22, 1936)
“Animal Man '
By FLOYD GIBBONS
Famous Headline Hunter
WELL, sir, I am pleased to note that Old Lady Adven
ture is still busy initiating new members in this club of
ours. The newest is Distinguished Adventurer Edwin da Costa
of New Haven, Conn. And Ed writes: "Many times while read
ing the stories in your column I have wished I might have some
weird experience. Well, by Jove, Floyd, read this one.”
You see, Ed is back from South America with the tale of Just
the sort of experience he’d always wished he could have. And now
it's his turn in the story-tellers' circle, and he's going to dish it out
Ed went to South America last November. Cold weather
doesn’t agree with him and he’d heard it sometimes got a
little warmish down near the Equator. lie landed in Brazil,
hung around the coast for a while, and then took a six-week
trip op the Amazon with some English explorers. Did Ed
get into an adventure with those explorers? He did not.
Explorers like quiet, peaceful lives compared with us folk who
live in civilized parts of the world. Ed got into that adven
ture AT A HOTEL.
Hotel Whose Guests Lived in Stucco Huts.
After he left hi* explorer friends, Ed landed in Pernambuco and
put up at the Derby hotel. “The hotel," Ed says, “was located about
five miles outside the city limits, in an isolated section. Why they
ever built it there, I don't know. Like all the other hotel buildings
in mountain sections of Brazil, this one contained only an office, dining
room and dance hall. The guests lived in individual stucco huts,
called chalets, located away from the main building near the jungle’s
edge. The space between the main building and the chalets was filled
with hibiscus shrubs, swaying palms, and other tropical plants of rare
beauty, but at night one felt very lonely, all alone in one’s stucco
hut, and 1 was pleased to make acquaintance of anoth r American
who was also stopping at the hotel.”
The other fellow was a man named Kellmer—a South American
representative of a Texas oil concern. He and Ed struck up quite a
friendship, and together they spent the long evenings strolling through
the gardens, smoking and talking.
One evening at dinner, Kellmer told Ed about the Berho
—or animal man. He was a strange creature whom the natives
were all talking about—a lone robber who used an animal
pelt for a disguise. HE HID IN DARK PLACES TO POUNCE
OUT ON IBS VICTIMS. IIE CARRIED A BIG REVOLVER AND
HE WASN’T AT ALL SLOW ABOUT SHOOTING PEOPLE WIIO
DIDN’T DO WHAT HE TOLD THEM.
Decided They’d Better Have Revolvers.
It all sounded like a native’s tall story of Ed and Kellmer. At
first they laughed about it. But as the days went by and euch one
brought a new tale of some atrocity by the Becho, they began to
Ed and Kellmer Searched the Hotel Grounds.
wonder. And one day when the rumor was going tround that the
Becho had killed another man, Kellmer bought two revolvers and
presented one to Ed.
A few more days rolled by. Then, one night while Ed was sitting
in his chalet, he heard a knock on the door—heard Kellmer outside
calling, “For Pete’s sake, Ed, let me ini" Kellmer stood there, clad
in a black-and-white zebra-striped bathrobe, his revolver in his hand.
“THE BECHO’S ON THE GROUNDS,” HE GASPED. “I HEARD
VOICES AND FOOTSTEPS. LETS TRY TO NAB HIM!”
It Looked Like Taps for Kellmer.
Ed got his own gun. He and Kellmer started a search of the
hotel grounds. Says Ed: “The palms swished sponkily in the
breeze. The night was pitch dark, and before long both of us
began to shake like hula dancers. Presently the sound of hoof
beats came to my ears. Then they faded. We secreted ourselves
near the great iron gate by the roadside and waited. SudUc. ly,
a shot rang out, shattering the stillness of the night. All at once
we found that we were in no mood to be shot at by bandits.
Separating we ran like deer, Kellmer for his chalet and I for
Safe inside his hut, Ed nervously lit a cigar and awaitec devel
opments. They weren't long in coming. Somewhere outside he heard
a loud jabbering in the native Spanish and Portuguese dialect. He
looked out of the window and saw a crowd of people and half a dozen
horsemen of the Guardia Civil grouped around Kellmer's chalet. He
dashed over to see what was wrong and arrived just in time to see
the native policeman dragging Kellmer forcibly from his chaleu Kell
mer saw Ed. •'ED." HE HOWLED, "TELL THESE NITWITS WHO
I AM. THEY WANT TO STRING ME UP!”
Ed accosted the captain of the guard. "What do you want with
this man?” he asked.
"S>enor,” replied the captain, "we have caught the Becho.”
Ed's eyes opened wider. “Why that’s not the Becho,” he protested.
"That man is a guest at the hotel!”
“Becho in a Black and White Skin.”
The captain shook his head. "Senor,” he said, "the hotel watchman
positively saw the Becho at the gate in a balck and white skin. He
fired a shot in the air, and the Becho ran into this chalet. He is
the only man in the place, and if he is not the Becho, where did the
Becho disappear to?”
For a moment, Ed was puzzled. Then he remembered Kellmer’s
black-and-white striped bathrobe and started to laugh. ‘TLL SHOW YOU
THE ANIMAL SKIN THAT WATCHMAN SAW,” he told the captain.
And he went in and got the robe. "Senor Kellmer was with me,” he
explained. We were hunting the Becho too, when the watchman saw
him and took the bathrobe for an animal skin.”
Kellmer was released then, and the police rode away with as
much pomp and dignity as they could muster. "And the next day,"
says Ed, "I saw Kellmer coaxing a bonfire near his chalet and asked
him what he was doing. He said, ‘I’m burning that bathrobe—Uiat’3
Strange Sea Fish
One of the strangest fishes ever
taken out of the sea was a hundred
pound bass-shaped animal caught
by rod and line off Tahiti in 1928.
With the exception of the teeth, ev
ery part of it—scales, eyes, flesh,
bones and even its blood—was as
green as grass.—Collier's Weekly.
Used Fans, Fancy Kerchiefs
Everybody carried a fan or ap
embroidered handkerchief in the
left hand during the first French
republic. The women, however,
would no longer use either paint or
powder, due to the revolution. Pow
der they considered unnecessary
and paint ridiculous.
Handknit Effect in Machine Knits
By CHERIE NICHOLAS
WHETHER you knit or whether
knitting is not one of your ac
complishments the fact remains
that, to be “in style,” you simply
must have a goodly collection of
smart knitted clothes in your au
tumn and winter wardrobe.
No wonder the love of knitted out
fits grows upon us, for, put to the
test, there’s nothing more practical
for general wear, for travel, for
sports, for week-end visits, no type
of apparel that so retains a well
groomed, unwrinkled appearance
under every circumstance as do the
handsome high-styled knitted cos
tumes that grow handsomer and
smarter down to the last detail
with every passing moment.
This season’s knitted collections
bear an especially encouraging
message to non-knitters in that the
machine knits now showing have
taken on a patrician hand-knit look
that might baffle even an expert
at first glance. One of the out
standing numbers on the fall pro
gram is the tweed-knit suit that
looks so convincingly hand-knit that
unless you tell your friends they will
never dream that it is machine
done. Just to get an idea of one of
these stunning tweedy knit suits we
are calling your attention to the
model to the left in the group il
lustrated. Here a multicolored
tweed knit wool in handknit effect
is trimly fashioned in a three-piece
costume. The jacket has two set-in
pockets edged in green to match
the monotone self-striped blouse,
and the leather belt and buttons
are also in green. Can you imagine
anything more fitting for a colorful
The two frocks shown also typify
the trend toward hand-knit effects
as achieved in loom-knit fashions.
The lady of fashion seated is wear
ing a two-piece frock in the new
blue-spruce color, simulating in
stitch and styling a classic hand
knit. The tuck-in scarf is velveteen
in deep wine color, which goes to
show how striking and out-of-the
ordinary are the new color combi
nations that are being played up
so dramatically this season.
To the right in the picture, a
high-necked sweater blouse in deep
brown has an accompanying brown
and white tweedy-knit skirt done in
a cross-ribbed stitch.
One among many of the fasci
nating things in regard to knitted
fashions is that they have taken
on clever dressmaker details that
measure up perfectly to topnotch
styling. For instance there are knit
costume suits that have the latest in
tunic or swagger coats that are so
good looking that out comes your
checkbook with orders to deliver
without delay. On some of the
dresses and suits there are bind
ings and accents of velvet, of suede,
of grosgrain ribbon with unique
fastenings, that include zippered
novelties, huge metal clips and but
Pleated skirt effects in knits are
very attractive. In some instances !
the skirt is widened with godets.
And have you heard about the
new black sweater craze? As a col
lege fashion the black sweater worn
with a bright plaid skirt is scoring
a big success although every fash
ion alert woman is yielding to the
urge of these sweaters.
The new knit fabrics are intro
ducing such interesting themes as
jacquard patternings that are knit
ted right into the fabric. These are
perfectly stunning for the separate
blouse or the swanky waistcoats
that fashion is so conspicuously spot
lighting this season.
© Western Newspaper Union.
lly CIIKRIF. NICHOLAS
Trim and sportsmanlike knitted
culottes are what this blond young
lady selected for her morning bi
cycle spin through the parks. Her
stylish and at the same time most
practical outfit is in the popular
dubonnet color, its glorious autumn
red tone adding greatly to its chic
and charm. The shirtwaist blouse,
so perfectly tailored, tucks neatly
into the cuiotte skirt. More and
more sportswomen are appreciating
the worthwhileness of knitted appar
el. It is so dependable, so satis
factory on every count, be it com
fort, dependable wearableness or
good style. It is easy to be under
stood why knitted apparel is so
outstandingly in the foreground of
fashion thnse days.
ONE CHIC OR DOWDY
It doesn’t cost one bit more to [
select hosiery that matches one’s
shoes, or harmonizes with them,
than it does to pick up shades hap
hazardly. When buying a hat, keep
in mind the color of the coat and do
the same with gloves, scarves and
Dress accessories form the en
semble, and it is that which makes
a woman chic or dowdy. Nowa
days, one must keep in mind the
complete picture. Make-up should
also be considered. Rouge and lip
stick that glorify one outfit will kill
another. Half a dozen shades of lip
stick are not too many for the girl
with the average wardrobe, espe
cially now that gay colors are fash
Pressed Grape Tones Now
in Use for Accessories
The "pressed grape” shades in
gloves, shoes and purses are fea
tured all along Fifth avenue—bur
gundy, raisin, claret, muscatel . . .
One window is full of aubergine, the
new eggplant shade, an ideal ac- i
cent for black . . . aubergine, clar- !
et and muscatel shoes are being
made ... or you can choose
malaga purple accessories, and
wear them with black, fog blue,
spruce green or brown . . .
The smartest outfit on the ave
nue was an oxford gray tailored
suit with a tiny black stripe, worn
with a dull crepe man-tailored
blouse of black, an antique silver
and mother of pearl brooch at the
collar, smart because the suit was
Fur-Trimmed Hats Seen in
Late Paris Collections
Fur is used lavishly in the new
collections in Paris. Many hats are
either trimmed or made entirely of
fur, and a black velvet suit trimmed
with a luxurious silver fox collar is
matched by a peaked velvet hat
trimmed with the head of a silver
fox. Bright shoe-button eyes and
pointed ears give the hat a very
A teaspoonful vinegar beaten
into boiled frosting when flavor
ing is added will keep it from
being brittle or breaking when
• • •
Cover small delphinium plants
with excelsior or pine boughs be
fore putting on dried leaves. They
do not pack or stay damp as
* • •
When whisk brooms have be
come worn, cut them down for
• * •
It is better to water evergreens
and shrubs well a few days be
fore transplanting. They will be
transplanted more successfully if
full of moisture.
• • *
For Russian dressing, mix two
tablespoons of chopped dill
pickles, two tablespoons chopped
ripe olives, two tablespoons chili
sauce and one tablespoon of
Harmony of Life
TO EXIST is to bless. Life is
Happiness. In this sublime
pause of things all dissonances
have disappeared. It is as
though Creation were but one
vast symphony, glorifying the
God of Goodness with an in
exhaustible wealth of praise
and harmony . . . We have
ourselves become notes in the
great concert, and the soul
breaks the silence of ecstasy,
only to vibrate in unison with
the Eternal Joy!
Failures are facts that prove
a man has at least actually
tried to be successful.
■ catchup to one-half cup of may
onnaise. Serve on lettuce or
• e •
When ironing ecru linens al
ways iron on the wrong side.
Ironing them on the right side
makes them look faded.
* • *
In washing painted woodwork
use a pail of lukewarm water to
which has been added about five
tablespoons of kerosene oil. Wipe
with a dry, clean cloth.
* * *
To polish a table that has be
come spoiled by hot dishes, apply
a few drops of essence of pep
permint with a clean cloth and
© Bell Syndicate.—WNU Service.
GOOD FROM BOOKS
Books are but waste paper un
less we spend in action the wisdom ]
we get from thought.—Bulwer.
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dance of the precious 3-purpose Vitamin B that helps
everyone, young and old, combat nervousness, constipa
tion, poor appetite, due to lack of Vitamin B in the diet.
So order Quaker Oats by name at your grocer’s today.
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Songs, music, excitement, adventure,
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