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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (June 17, 1937)
“Two Wanted Men’
By FLOYD GIBBONS
Famous Headline Hunter
YOU knew, boys and girls, in some of these adventure
yarns I’ve been telling you, everything seems to happen
all in a split second. Just one—two—three and it’s all over,
with action every doggone minute.
Then there are other yarns in which there's darned little action, and
the suspense of the story lies in the fact that some poor devil has to
stand still while death comes creeping up on him. That sort of adven
ture drags out for a long time. But the yarn I’m going to tell you today
is like both of those above-mentioned types of adventures. It went on
for a long time, and every doggone minute of that time was packed
with danger and suspense. And at the same time, it was so full of ac
tion that you’d have a hard time packing another single movement into it.
It’s one of the most thrilling tales I’ve come across in quite a
while, and the honors today go to a Chicago policeman—Al
Wild Chase After Automobile Thieves.
It was a cool September afternoon in 1927. A1 was off duty and with
time on his hands, he went over to the home of his pal, Emmett Hart
nett, for a visit. After he'd been there awhile, they decided it would be
a good idea to go for a ride. Emmett got a car and they drove around
for about two hours.
They were on their way to a restaurant at Archer and Western ave
nues when things began to happen. As they came to Rockwell street,
a small sedan passed them. There were two men in the car, and A1
recognized them both as automobile thieves!
A1 told Emmett to turn around and follow that car. They were catch
ing up to it when the thieves spotted the auto behind them and recognized
A1 as a policeman. They stepped on the gas—and the chase was on!
The car In frogt of them leaped ahead. Emmett stepped on
It and followed. The faster they went, the faster the smaller car
ahead traveled. Al pulled out his gun and fired one shot. But
the car ahead didn't stop.
Both those gas buggies were tearing along down the street at close
to top speed. The scenery was fairly whizzing past, and people along
the way stopped to stare at a race they had never seen the like of
outside of a race track.
Bullets Didn’t Stop Them.
Gun in hand. Al opened the door and climbed out on the running
board to get a better shot at his quarry. As Emmett drove and the car
careened along the wide street he fired again and again. Still the car
ahead sped on!
Now. Al could see that they were gaining on the crooks. The small
car didn't have enough speed to outdistance the big one in which they
were riding. Al continued to fire until they reached Kedzie avenue, and
then his revolver was empty.
The big car had almost caught up to the little one now. Bit by bit
they gained until at last Al's car was nosing up beside the one in which
the two thieves were riding. They were running almost hood to hood
now, and Al could have reached out and touched the other auto, when
suddenly the front car turned sharply.
They had just reached Ht. Louis avenue. Al saw the crooks’
car swerving toward them, hut before he had a chance to do
anything about it, there was a crash. The crooks sldcswiped
them, knocking them over to the side of the street.
There was another crash as the car lurched into a telephone pole,
but Al wasn't inside the car when it hit. As the two cars came together
he was caught between them and knocked down on the running board.
Al Was Dragged by the Fleeing Car.
Then, as the smaller car veered away again, his right leg was
pinched between its rear fender and the bumper. He felt a tug at that
leg—felt himself falling to the pavement—and then he was being dragged
along behind the fleeing car.
The car was out of control now. The crook at the wheel was trying
to keep it going straight, but it shot up over the curb on the other side
of the street. It crossed the sidewalk and plunged on over a stretch
of bare, water-soaked prairie.
Dragged along behind it, Al felt a terrific bump as his body
was pulled over the curb. There was a terrible pain in his im
prisoned leg where the tire was scraping the flesh away. His
back and sides were being bruised and lacerated.
The car traveled a hundred feet through the prairie and by that
time Al was numb from pain and shock. Then the car bogged down in
the mud and came to a stop. Al’s clothes had been literally torn from
his body by then, but he still had his gun clutched tightly in his hand.
“There was no chance to use it," he says, "but as soon as the car
came to a halt, I began struggling to get my leg out of its trap. The
driver jumped out and ran north across the prairie.
Got Him With the Empty Gun.
“At last I got my leg loose and crawled out from under the car.
1 raised my gun and pulled the trigger, but all I got was a click of the
hammer. In the excitement I had forgotten that 1 emptied the gun dur
ing the chase.”
As the gun clicked, the second man leaped from the car and started
to run. And then Al made the pinch of his life. Helpless and unable to
Walk, much less run after the fleeing crook, he got up on his feet and
threw the empty gun after him.
That gun went straight to the mark. It caught the croak on
the back of the head and he fell forward on his face—out cold.
At that same moment Emmett extricated himself from his
wrecked car and came running across the street. He grabbed
Emmett took them both to a restaurant a block away and there he
called the station house. They took Al to the hospital, and he stayed
there for three months, getting over the injury ,to his leg. The rear tire
had ground a ridge right into his flesh as the car dragged him across
The crook he caught drew a fourteen-year sentence. The other one
was shot down by an Englewood policeman three days later—in another
n Koala Bear About Half
an Inch Long When Born
I The koala bear. Australia's most
i popular native, is a lovable live
,, toy, writes Mason Warner in the
g Chicago Tribune. He never grows
very big. The young are born in
^ an immature state, little more than
.1 half an inch in length, and are car
1, ried and developed in the mother’s
•j pouch for about six months, at the
p end of which time the baby meas
,, ures about six inches in length,
p, weighs about six ounces, and sports
a fine fur coat.
t For three or four months longer
3j the mother carries the cub on her
st back, where it holds on with Us
t arms around her neck, or clings to
4 her bosom with her protecting arms
around it. But the pouch is still
m used until the young one has grown
srt too big to get into it. Maternal care
w and protection continue till the cub
tc is a year old. A mother will hold
it her infant on her lap and fondle
and stroke it in almost human fash
ion. When molested, a little one
will whimper and cry like a hurt
The koala reaches maturity at
about four years and may live to
reach the age of twenty. Full grown
ones weigh about 30 pounds and
measure 24 to 30 inches from tip of
nose to where the tail would begin
if they had a tail. They range in
color from dark gray to brown.
The Australian native bear loves
the tall eucalyptus trees and he is
adapted to its environment. He can
climb the smooth, barkless trees
with ease and grace. His powerful
limbs and strong, sharp claws en
able him to keep his position aloft
unperturbed in the fiercest gales.
The koala is the personification of
indolent leisure. He does not move
about while the sun is high. He sits
and sleeps in the crotch of a tree
most of the day. He apparently be
comes active only to eat, and pre
fers to go from the limb of one tree
to the limb of another rather than
descend to the ground.
Beguiling Silks This Summer
By CHERIE NICHOLAS
YARDS and yards and yards of
entrancing silk sheers will go
floating and billowing through the
evening mode this summer. Airy
fairy, vaporous, frothy and trans
parent tulles, nets, organzas, chif
fons, marquisettes, mousseline de
soies and other as filmy fabrics
have an importance this season
such as they have not achieved in
The vast yardage that goes into
the making of the new romantic full
skirted dance frocks is almost un
believable. Certain Paris dressmak
ers are using as much as forty
yards for a single gown—the type
(slim bodice and voluminous skirt
over stiff petticoats) that “us mod
erns’* regarded as belonging to
quaint century-past scenes, but
scarcely expected to see revived in
our own day and generation. Yet
here they are dancing before your
very eyes into the current style pic
The skirts of these picturesque
gowns vary, from floor-touching to
the very new ballerino type. Noth
ing in the way of a dance frock
so startled the world of fashion this
season as the appearance of the
waltz frock which Schiaparelli
brought forth. Now that we are
getting used to the idea, this sou
brette silhouette which caused such
a sensation at the openings is de
veloping into a big vogue among
the younger dancing set. The frock
centered in the group illustrated
plays up the new favorite. It is
made of white mousseline de soie
exquisitely detailed with tiny tucks
on the waist and wee buttons that
fasten at the back.
Some of the more informal waltz
frocks are often of printed silk with
perhaps shirred fullness at the waist
line like a girdle or with flaring
pleats in the peasant skirt. The
bodice is neat and slim at the waist
with demure square neckline in
front and cunning short puff sleeves.
Not that all party dresses are full
skirted, but the fragile sheers and
gay silk prints certainly do make
up beautifully in full-skirted ver
The gown to the right and to the
left in the picture demonstrates the
effectiveness of sheer material for
the evening mode. The lovely sum
mery redingote model shows up the
exquisiteness of transparent mate
rials to a nicety. It is designed of
two tones of chiffon—green over yel
low, with ties at the neckline and
back waistline. A brown orchid cor
sage adds the final accent to an
artful color study.
if there is one type of dress that
is running away with the honors
more so than the redingote styles it
is the bolero costume. Not only are
the redingote and the bolero im
portant daytime features but they
are just as significant throughout
the evening mode. Here, to the left
in the picture, is a lovely bolero
dress for summer night, moonlight
dancing under the stars. White silk
marquisette is the chosen medium
for this pretty ensemble. Large
floral appliques on the bolero and
the skirt add color glory to the
Silk sheers featured for evening
gowns are also suggested in dark
colors, the latest being bold and
glamorous plaid transparencies or
stripes if you prefer. Triple sheers
are also shown in luscious plain col
ors or in exotic prints. Some of the
silk marquisettes are flock-dotted or
Clever and ornate trimmings that
accent the width of swirling hem
lines include bands of contrasting
colors, full stiff ruchings, borders
of delicate lace, sprays of natural
looking flowers positioned effective
ly, also scalloped or picoted edges.
© Western Newspaper Union.
Br CIIERIE NICHOLAS
It's a daisy, she is a daisy—get
ting our pronouns somewhat con
fused—but perhaps it would be bet
ter to study this picture of a modish
young miss and figure it out for
yourself. The soft white petals with
fluffy yellow gold centers of the
most American of flowers, form the
crown of a charming hat by Jean
King A rough natural straw braid
of circular weave is the brim, and
the hat is worn tilted slightly over
one eye. A Victorian scroll mono
craft pin beautifully wrought in
gold, tunes to the glinting gold high
lights in the straw of the hat as it
clasps a sweetly feminine jabot
made of the daintiest of dainty val
edging. The secret that the young
woman pictured would tell you is
that carefully selected flattering ac
cessories play a big part in the fine
art of dress.
Doubles for Evening
Detachable sheer silk overskirts
in evening costumes sometimes do
double duty as evening wraps.
Sailor Most Popular
The sailor hat is the most popu
lar shape in Paris.
THINK OF GLOVES
By CHE HIE NICHOLS
Gloves have always been a mark
of sophistication. If this year’s crop
of sweet girl graduates realized
that, there would be a rush for
the glove counter. Most of the time,
we are so concerned over the big
items, like the dress, that we forget
about the things that go-with, those
little tell-tale touches.
Most schools require a simple,
youthful white dress. The majority
of these are the short-sleeved, gar
den-party variety. In the prep and
high schools, they are almost infor
mal evening dresses. Such formal
ity with no gloves? Your hands will
look much prettier when accepting
your diploma if they are well gloved
in snow-white glace kid. There is
such a variety of little short formal
gloves in the shops that you should
have fun choosing the pair that
particularly suits your dress.
And don’t forget gloves for the
spring proms. It's not so much
the basic costume as the finishing
that makes a well-dressed woman.
Gloves are indispensable to even
the most divine evening dress. Nude
hands are fast fading out of the
picture. You must look feminine and
romantic these days. And don’t you
feel a lot more dressed up when
you wear gloves? You can indulge
your taste for long ones or very
short ones as both are correct.
Fashions for evening, in contrast
to daytime, are elaborate, very for
mal and decollete. Skirts just touch
the floor, although you'll see some
of the new ankle-length dance frocks
introduced at the Paris midseason
The color contagion has spread
to corsets and there is a youthful
corselette available in all the better
stores which may be ordered dyed
in any one of a dozen colors to
match your evening gown or your
Charming Panel to Crochet
- - ___
There’s the charm of Grand
mother’s time in this lacy panel
inset, a luxurious bit of dress-up
for your “best” bedspread! In
string it measures 24 by 35 inches,
but goes quickly, for the back
ground is in lace stitch. It would
also be effective as a door panel.
The stunning panel running length
wise of the bolster may also serve
as a scarf. Crochet this beautiful
design of humble, durable string
or in finer cotton for smaller pan
els. In pattern 5790 you will find
detailed instructions and charts
UncLe ftiul <
Share in Troubles
Who said no one is interested in
another man’s troubles? We are—
if we like the man.
Those who live by free speech
must expect to suffer by it.
Few people are familiar enough
with money to call $1,000 a
“grand” in that offhand way.
The history you are making is
seldom as pleasant as the history
Determination Has Inning
Hanging on to a forlorn hope re
sults in success as often as it re
sults in failure.
Fault of the automobile horn is
that too many drivers think that
when they sound it, their respon
There should be more leisure
for men of business and more
business for men of leisure.
for making the panels shown; il
lustrations of the panel and of
the stitches used; material re
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.
Please write your name, ad
dress and pattern number plainly.
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Man cannot live without some great
purpose outside himself. — Andre
People are always moved by gal
lantry and integrity.—Eva Le Galli
We look backward too much; thus
we loose the passing moment.—Wil
liam Lyon Phelps.
All life is a craving for possession
and jealousy is merely the instinct to
guard that craving and to defend pos
sessions.— Havelock Ellis.
Time Is a River
Tirue is a sort of river of pas:h
ing events, and strong in its curl
rent; no sooner is a thing brought
to sight than it is swept by and
another takes its place, and this,
too, will be swept away.
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