The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, May 06, 1937, Image 7

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    Britain Launches New Aircraft Carrier
Great Britain’s new 3,000,000-pound aircraft carrier. Ark Royal, whicl. Sir Samuel Hoare, first lord of the
admiralty, declared was the “most up-to-date in the world” floats on the Mersey after being launched at
Birkenhead recently. She has a displacement of 22,000 tons, and will carry 70 planes. She is the first ship of
the British navy designed is an aircraft carrier.
Priceless Madonna Gift to Toledo
The Adoration of the Child, regarded as one of the finest Italian
paintings in America, recently acquired by the Toledo Museum of Art,
is pictured above. It came as a gift of the museum’s founder, Edward
Drummond Libbey. This famous masterpiece, the work of Piero de
Cosimo, a Fifteenth-century artist, is supposed to have been painted for
Lorenzo de Medici, patron of the arts in the Renaissance.
Bonus for Babies
Provided by
New York State
Emerson D. Fite, New York state
assemblyman who is author of bill
recently passed providing a cash bo
nus of $75 to all mothers and fa
thers, regardless of their needs. The
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money awarded to the parents is
for the care of every child born in
the state and unless rejected by the
parents is to be used for pre-natal,
hospital and general medical ex
penses. Assemblyman Fite is also
a professor at Vassar.
Miss Alice Merson of South Ha
ven, who was selected as Michigan
Blossom Queen for the annual Blos
som festival in Benton Harbor and
St. Joseph. She was picked from a
group of 21 contestants represent
ing as many cities in the fruit belt.
Smithsonian Gets First Adding Machine
An old macaroni box filled with an arrangement of wheels, rubber
bands, meat skewers and staples, the grand-daddy of the present day
calculating machine, which was designed and constructed 52 years ago
by Dorr E. Felt, was presented to the Smithsonian institution by the
family of the inventor. Photograph shows Dr. Charles G. Abbot (left),
secretary of the institution, receiving the cherished relic.
Jersey Quadruplets Have a Christening •
Jersey’s famous foursome, the Kasper quadruplets, l1 ranees, Frank, Felix and Ferdinand, born to Mr. and
Mrs. Emil Kasper of Passaic, are shown following their christening recently. Their busin°ss manager.
Mayor Benjamin F. Turner of Passaic, is shown on the extreme right. Governor Hoffman became the god
father of the “quads” and was present at the ceremony.
Scenes and Persons in the Current News
1—Papal attache bearing symbol of the Order of the Golden Rose conferred on Queen Elena of Italy by
the pope recently. 2—Mrs. J. Borden Harriman appointed minister to Norway by the President. 3 -Masanki
Iinuma (left) and Kenji Tsukagoshi, Japanese flyers welcomed at Croydon airport after flight from Tokyo
to London. The Nipponese flyers received an ovation from crowds gathered to see them land.
William M. Jeffers, who will be
come president of the Union Pacific
railroad on October 1, with the re
tirement of Carl R. Gray, three
days after his seventieth birthday
and retirement age upon his own
insistence that the company rules
apply to him. Mr. Gray will con
tinue his services with the railroad
as vice chairman of the board of di
Indians Honor Champ Jim Braddock
' Heavyweight Champion Jim Braddock was recently inducted into the
tribe of the Lac Courte Orreille Indians near Stone Lake, Wis., where he
lid his preliminary training for the coming fight with Joe Louis. The
champion was named "Che-Me-Ga-Ze-We-Ne-Ne,” meaning chief fighting
man. Next to him is Alex Martin, head man of the tribe.
Milestone in Transcontinental Air Service
With inauguration of 15%-hour service from coast to coast by the United Air Lines, the evolution of trans
continental air service in the past decade is pictured above. 1—Pioneer, single-engined mail plane, carry
ing two passengers, which started first schedule i.i 1927. 2—Modern air-conditioned mainliner, equipped with
two 14-cylinder engines with a top speed of 212 miles an hour.
Invents “Anti-Jitter” Keyhole
Ralph Ring of San Francisco, shown with his most recent invention,
an “anti-jitter” keyhole. A funnel arrangement on keyholes is aimed to
guide the key in unsteady hands into the lock without too many pre
liminary attempts. Coming anywhere near the mark the key strikes on
the periphery, and there you have it!
Every woman should nave a pro
fession whether she intends to
marry or not, in the opinion of Mrs.
Mary Roebling, herself a successful
bank president in Trenton, N. J.
She believes that women are be
coming increasingly important in
business, in fact, she predicts that
“within the next ten or twenty years
women will be doing the deciding.”
Martha’s Plain
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THEY were ready at last. Glenna
Downing gave a final dab at her
cheeks and smiled into her mirror,
satisfied. Glenna was adorable. Ev
eryone conceded it. Martha Den
nis watched her soberly. Martha
did not smile into her own mirror.
She was not adorable and everyone
knew that—or she thought they did.
She was plain even to her name,
and when you are young and plain
—well, nothing much comes your
way, at least not the things that
youth most wants.
Today the two girls were leaving
the hot, hurrying office for a whole
month’s vacation in the cool, green
country. ”A good time to forgef
my grievance,” Martha.said to her
self sturdily, “and perhaps, just
perhaps, the folks there will like
plain faces.”
At last the journey ended. The.
two girls arrived in the little townj
of Bannerly, and with the arrival
came at once to Martha the over
throw of all her castles. When she
looked into the steady, shining eyes
of Herman Morris she knew that to
stand aside for Glenna would cost
more than she had ever paid be
fore. Ordinarily, she could look on’
at Glenna's love affairs unmoved,
save for the. inevitable sense of
defeat and loneliness, but not this
At his mother’s bountiful spread
supper table, Herman greeted the
“summer boarders” heartily. Mar
tha watched him as he gallantly
assisted old Mrs. Brodwel to her
place and dexterously seated her in
her chair. When the introductions
to herself and Glenna came, she
felt him sweep her with a quick,
unseeing glance, while Glenna
caught and ’held him as was her
wont with men.
After that, as the time sped by,
it seemed to Martha that he came
from business a bit earlier each
day, always ready for some pastime
with the two girls. At first she went
along with a sort of desperate de
termination. She would make him
notice her—and he did. With his
accustomed courtesy he saw to it
that she was properly escorted.
“But I know the difference be
between politeness and devotion,”
Martha said to herself, brokenly.
Then, finally, with an heroic re
solve: "I’ll leave them to their own
happiness.” So the next afternoon
she pleaded illness and watched
them hurry away, teasing and ban
tering each other. “And so pleased
I’m sick,” thought Martha. She did
not catch the queer, indefinable look
on Herman's face. Glenna did not
see it, either.
The dreary afternoon to which
Martha had condemned herself was
abruptly interrupted. Sadie, the
maid, in deep despair, came calling
for Mr. Morris. His mother had
gone to her room too ill to talk and
what should she do about supper?
The cooking had never been dele-,
gated to anyone. Martha’s eyes
gleamed. She might be unattrac
tive but she was not helpless!
“Tell Mrs. Morris not to worry. I
will manage supper." And she did.
“The nicest biscuits Mrs. Morris ev
er made,” unanimously agreed the
boarders, “and the very best cro
Martha did not know of the con
ference between mother and son in
Mrs. Morris’ room that evening, nor
did she see a certain peculiar ex
pression rest again on Herman’s
Several times during the next few
days, when she could escape Glen
na, she slipped away into the kit
chen to lend a helping hand, though
the mistress was again in charge.
“The finest little lady I know,”
Mrs. Morris confided to her son,
and failed to note the acquiescence
in his eyes.
Then Herman decided to appeal
to Glenna. She was a good pal andj
would not fail him. So he began one,
afternoon on the lake, when Martha
had again declined to accompany
them. “There’s something of great,
importance to me, Glenna, that I1
want to ask you.”
Glenna’s heart turned completely
over once and she knew she was
going to say “yes” much more
promptly than she had ever intend
ed to say it to any man. Then he
went on and she heard as though
from a great distance: "If Miss
Denqis has not taken an incurable
dislike to me, I wish you’d help me
find the way to her heart."
Glenna gave one quick look into
his troubled eyes, swallowed hard
and thought fast. After a consid
erable pause, “I think I know the
route,” she answered steadily. To
herself she said, “People who don’t
happen to be handsome shall have
no monopoly on sacrifice. I’ll show
The next afternoon she waved a
smiling good-by to the two from
her seat on the veranda. When
they had gone a little distance the
smile vanished and she watched
them with tight-closed lips 'until
they were beyond sight.
"I’m glad. I will be glad!” she
breathed. “Martha needs him and
I—well, I can’t have him, that’s
Some time later, Martha, still
half afraid, said shyly, “Are you
su»e you don’t mind that I’m home
ly, Herman?”
“Homely? Are you?” and he
laughed. "I didn’t know—I didn’t
notice. I just saw YOU.”