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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (March 20, 1941)
Anyway, It's a Living!
It’s true that one
half the world doesn’t
know how tht other
half lives. Yes, in this
world there are some
very strange profes
sions, and this series
of photographs shows
you a few of them.
The surprising thing
is tfiat the people en
pM in Un
usual professions fail
to ago. anything pt all
unusual about them.
Lfift: Ugh! We
shtfuld imagine that
there/ are better and
tqtorfl pleasant ways
of testing soap than
tasting it. Yet Joseph
Strohl of Los Angeles
prefers this method.
Again, ugh! But it’s
HSIWERMIST . . . That’s uhat Mrs. Charles Parker of Santa
Catalina Islarul, Calif., calls herself. With hammer, nails, paint
and stuffing, she mounts the big ones that didn’t get away.
Samuel Wardlatv, special in
vestigator for Los Angles public
library. keeps down book muti
lation by observing main read
ing room with binoculars
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Miss Billie Lampio of Los An
geles, only woman in America
uho makes a living as eye spe
cialist for birds and animals. :
Here she is fitting ayes to n dove.
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WOODEN POVLTRY FARMER ... San Francisco's Frank
Mackay makes his living by raising wooden ducks for decoys.
She listens to records all
day long, for a phonograph
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j f "'ROM the moment that young
| 3—< Kendall Bacon stepped into
I l the cluttered editorial office of
the Lansdowne Weekly Ga
*^tte, he knew he had tackled a
uan-sized Job. The atmosphere of
.hp lj>lacj» fairly recked with listless
A middle-aged man in shirt
sleeves sat at a desk piled high with
clippings and books and booties of
paste and pencil stubs. Th6 man
was reading galley proofs. He
looked up as Kendall approached.
"I'm Kendall Bacon. Knight sent
me down." Kendall spoke crisply.
I'Oh." The man laid down his
proof sheets. ,He, looked at Kendall
as iquch as to.say, “$o you’re the
bird the old map sent dqwn to stir
things up?" Aloud he said, oxtend
ihg'Hls hand, "Hello; Bacon. I’m
Jules Allen, managing editor here.
Hava a chair.”
Kendall didn’t accept. His eyea
rpvpd about the royrp, finally return
ing tp Allen’s face.
•'Well, we might as well get start
ed. Sorr<y to be so abrupt, but you
know Why I'rh here.”
Aflen looked at him ruefully. ,,The
old man's letter said we weren't
piodvcjpg, said he was sending a
mjm down to take over and build up
"Right. I'm the man. Now, to
begin with I want this office cleaned
up. Right away. Everyone will
work better in a clean atmosphere.”
Allen was Immediately resentful.
"Remember this is a newspaper of
fice. young fellow.”
"Which is no excuse for it looking
like a pig pen. That’s story book
stuff, and it's wroog!"
Alleh started to speak, but Ken
dall moved away from him, or
dered the stenographer, who had
been listening, open-mouthed, to find
‘•From now on, Allen, I’m boss.
An.l get that hostile look off your
face or you'll (lnd yourself looking
for a job.”
a man and a broom at once. Then
he turned back to Alien. “From
now on, Allen. I'm boss. And get
that hostile look off your face or
you'll find yourself looking for a
job." He paused, and presently sat
"First I want to run through your
.files. No, don’t go into a long ex
planation of what’s wrong. I know.
Your linage is dropping off because
your advertisers aren’t getting re
sults, and your advertisers aren’t
getting resblts because your circu
lation is dropping off. Your circula
tion is dropping off because you're
not getting news, and tbpt's your
"Say!" Allen’s face was red.
“Listen, youngster, I've been In the
rjeWS garfie twenty years. You can’t
tell me how to ttkn a papet. You
qan’t Write news whew—’’ ,
"I know. I know/'ISqhdaM inter
rupte<f brigtyly, "Tlje town’s dead!
Thpre isji’t any news. Competition
from the dailies. Sujrfe, suhe. Satne
old story. I heat it everywhere.
.Cftrt't tell dld-tlmets ■ like ^yourself'•
anything." .. r , ,
Allen was mad. No one had ever
talked to him like that and got away
with -iti. And yet, despite the youth’s
insolence; the managing editor
somehow liked him. Something
.abouf the boy's sure-fire attitudq.in
spired confidencp. Old Man Knight
rarely made a mistake in his men.
Kendall had picked up a proof
sheet and was reading aloud.
“ ‘Miss Agatha Drake visitpd in
Saysbrook recently!’ . . . ‘Caleb
Rollins, is having hjs house painted’
. . 4The Saysbrook bank robbers
have not as yet been appre
Allen snorted. “Don’t say it.
Sure, it's gossip. But gossipy items
like that are thrf backbone of every
country newspaper. That’s why
folks buy ’em."
"You’re right on that point, Al
len," Kendall agreed. "But you’ve
got to dig farther than gossip if
you’re going to put a weekly across
these days. Got to get behind the
"Meaning that there’s a lot more
news in this town than you fellows
are getting. You’ve got to keep
your eyes open. Beat the dailies.
Give your readers something to
"Sounds easy. You show me."
“That’s what I’m here for. When
do your forms close for this week’s
"Good. I’ll have a live-wire story
for you by then.”
Kendall picked up his hat. “If I
cm do it. you can do it. Yos’re
known hereabouts. That fair
"Seeing’s believing, young fel
Kendall went out. At 9:30 the
next morning he was back. Allen,
who had been a little worried,
looked up anxiously.
“Got your story?"
“Sure. And I’ve got your bank
"What b^nk jobber?”
"'1‘he guy v/no robbed the Says
brook bank. I caw a news item on
your galley proof yesterday.”
Allen looked incredulous, ‘‘Mean
to say yoy capture^ him?"
"That’s right. And the story’s all
yours. So hop to it on that type
writer. And run off a thousand ex
tras this week You'll sell ’em alt”
Allen swallowed. Things were
happening a little too fast.
"Listen.” paid Kendall patiently.
"Yesterday when 1 drove into town
I SaW a man pa billing a house. The
house looked as if it hadn’t been
painted for half a century. Then I
saw your n«ws item about it. How
could a ii)an afford to have his
house painted after 50 years, if he
couldn’t before then? Especially In
these times? Well, the bank had
been robbed at Saysbrook, hadn’t it?
I began thinking. I looked up this
Caleb Rollinp guy. Sure enough, be
wasn’t any particular credit to the
town. I talked With bim. He seemed
to have plenty of moneyi but no
particular intelligence. I accused
him of the robbery and he wilted.
Thafs tpe whole story. The local
constable promised to keep it quiet
until we got the paper out.”
Allen’s Jaw Sagged. He couldn’t
believe it until Constable Layton
hove into the office and verified the
tale wjth shining eyes. Then he
wrote the story.
Kendall went through the books.
By the time the press was running
he had jotted down a list of sugges
tions for Allen to refer to at such
times as business was slack. Then
he picked up hjs bat.
"Well, so long, Allen. I’m leav
ing.” He glabced about the office.
It had been swept clean and had an
‘‘Going? Going where?” Allen
had risen. j ,
“Home. No need of me here.
Showed you how, didn't I?”
"Never mind the 'buts,' Allen.
Just dig in behind the gossipy items
and you’ll find news. And when your
next report comes through you’ll be
out of the red.”
Ha turned and stepped into the
street, started briskly away toward
the railroad station. Behind him
Alien stood and watched the re
treating figure. He caught himself
wondering just what had taken
place in his office during the
past 24 hours. He had a feeling that
whatever it was, it was for the best.
But it wasn’t until after the Gazette
was on the street and two thousand
extra copies had been sold that he
was ready to admty his twenty
years of experience was something
to forget rather than remember.
Man Answers Question
Why He Married Susie?
Here is a man's idea of why it is
so often a shock to meet the wife
of a likable, intelligent, and highly
successful npan—the kind of man
that other men both like and ad
“A man, when he is 20 or 25,
(alls In love with Susie. Susie is
pretty. She is even a nice, sweet
girl. The man marries her* never,
of course, stopping to wonder what
Susie will be like at 40.
“The guy is smart, and so even
though it didn't lodk at the time as
though Susie1 was making much of
a marrjiage—she was. Her hpsband
clim,bs ste^ity by, hif own brgins
“As he climbs he fnoves to higher
and higher social levels. He lunches,
plays golf, does business with men
who are mute and ,mpre success
ful. ; - 7>fl Tnsi . TT
“He belonfei to the group1 by right
of what he is and what he has made
of hia opportunities. ) ,
“Susift naturally, is lifted right
along tfitb her husband. Buf she
“If her husband had remained
pretty far down the ladder—where
ha was When be married her—she
would be adequate. t
“But tbtough luck, and none of
her own doing, she Is in a crowd
that is way beyond her. It is just
luck she married the man ihe did.
If she hadb’t married at all, and
her advancement in life had depend
ed on her own brains and effort,
she probably would be supporting
herself on a 12-dollar-a-week salary
and living in one room.
"But here she is—dumb little
Susie—married to a highly success
ful man, the head of an impres
sive establishment, thrown with
people who are really out of her
“It is not Susie’s fault. It isn't
even her husband's fault. If he
had married a girl who could keep
up, it would have been mostly luck.
For young men of 20 don’t choose
wives who will be suitable com
panions when they are 40.
"They want a pretty girl—and
never mind the brains. And that is
what they get for Ufa
“Hence the common remark about
the successful man: ‘I wonder why
in the world he married HER.’ ”
Military Influence Predominant
In Juvenile Clothes for Spring
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By CHERIE NICHOLAS
HATS new in children’s fash
ions? To tell the story would
require endless recital, for design
ers of juvenile modes have found
at command so many contributing
gourdes of ideas that they have been
inspired to do and to dare this sea
Perhaps most exciting of all is
the rush of patriotic themes preva
lent in all the apparel for the young
er generation. Erpbla»oped stars,
eagles with wide-spread wings, flags
unfurled, ships, anctyprs pnd other
nautical insignia, braidings, epau
lets, sailor collars, officers’ capes
and brass-buttoned coats, colors red,
white and blue in the true American
way hold endless fascination for
youngsters, especially whep they
adorn their very own coats and
dresses and stylish cape outfits as
they do this season.
What could be more attractive,
we ask, in the way of new spring
ensembles for school-faring sisters
than the cunning two-sister cape
models shown in the illustration
herewith? To fully sense the charm
of these clever cape outfits, one
must visualize them in their own
original bright colorings (matching
red wool capes, hats, and skirts witty
navy jackets) as displayed at a pre
view of American-designed fashions
presented in connection with a se
ries of breakfast style clinics held
in the great Merchandise Mart of
Chicago. Pace-making fashion
events are these clinics which thou
sands of merchants and buyers at
tend each season in search of de
pendable authoritative forecasts
which these style shows present.
The two coats in the picture
shared applause with the cape suits.
Their message is buttons. Rows and
rows of ’em! Bright metal ones a la
militaire are favorites.
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Children adore buttons, and three
rows of them as used on the new
aqua Shetland w6ol coat pictured to
the right is enough to triple any lit
tle girl’s joy. The pretty eyelet em
broidered collar tftelps make this
coat an important spring fashion,
for white collared coats are featured
for both adults and little folks.
The nautical influence cah be seen
in the coat pictured in the inset.
Navy Shetland with a red and white
trimmed sailor collar and two rows
of glittering silver buttons is the
formula adopted by the designer of
this smart and attractive model.
The pendulum has swung back to
sailor dresses. Both children and
grown-ups will wear huge white lin
gerie sailor collars with their new
spring frocks. The top color for
spring is navy in coats, dresses
and capes. / 1
Amusing it is to see the way chil
dren’s fashions this year copy those
of their eiders. An adult fashion
that repeats in miniature for little
daughters of the household is the
print-with-plain costume. Cunning
versions for tots are pleated-skirt
print dresses tipped with capes (na
vy or pastel wodls) lined throughout
with the print of the dress.
Influences other than the navy or
the army that make for versatility
in styling are South American trends
that bring vivid color into play. Dude
ranch fashions also delight tots.
There are lariat ties, cowboy fringe
trims and studded leather belts.
(Released by Western Newspaper Union.)
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If you are fashion-alert and have a
yen for exploring "U>e latest,” you
will choose to wear with your spring
suit or ensemble a coolie hat as pic
tured above, for Chinese influence is
noted throughout qostume design
this season. This baku coolie is in
bachelor blue, a color slated for
spring success. In this Instance
there Is a side cluster of tiny gros
graln bows and an under-chin loop.
Colors as varied as a kaleidoscope
give to the other hat a definite this
season aspect, for current fashion
fairly shouts color, color, color! This
dashing beret is made of black, pale
and (Jeep rose, purple, green and
yellow grosgrain ribbon stitched to
gether In a pinwheel treatment.
Colors, Low Heels
Glamorized by style designers,
low hfeeled shoes will lead (he fash
ion.* parade this spring. Newest mod-,
els have bpen given flippant touches
to ip,alte them more attractive.
The gfeat (ernphasis. oji, color is
perhaps their most outstanding fea
ture: the more coW the nierrier.
Sandals br step-in Oxfords in a glow
ing tan, pale blond ©r smart wine
ired shade will enliven even the so
berest black or navy bluet suit.
Tan tqpes are slightly favored
over other colors. *They range from
the grayed1 twig tans, soft cbcoa knd
tortoise, tb khaki. This Ifest color is
especially smart in combination
with black patent leather, with
khaki gabardine used through the
center of the shoe.
Wedges are renamed “lifts” and
are recommended for country and
sports wbar. 1
Soft cocoa-colored suede is used
for one of the dressier shoe styles
known as a Capri sqndaL
Something a little different is even
done to the navy blue oxford. Here
the navy influence is definitely mak
ing itself felt. One oxford of navy
blue calf and gabardine has three
narrow folds of white calf across the
toe. Similar bands of white cross
the back of the heel. For the final
touch, the shoelaces have flat leather
ends with a small white star design
in the center.
Inexpensive to Make
Sailors, turbans, brimmed hats all
done in hand crochet—here s news
that is news. Ask your milliner to
show you some of the new crochets.
If hats are not all-crochet, then the
crochet idea is interpreted through
trimming, such as crochet applique,
yarn pompons, and huge twists of
bright wool yarn.
P\EAR MRS. SPEARS: I have
made a pair of spool shelves
like those you give directions for
in your Sewing Book No. 3. They
are painted watermelon pink to
match the flowers in my bedroom
curtains, and they are very pretty
hung at each side of the windows.
I would like to make some end
tables of spools for the living
room, but I can’t think of a way to
FOR A TABLE 26" HIGH t
" USE 3BOARDS
WITH HOLES ,
BORED IN ,
JUSE 4 BRASS ,
E GLUE BETWEEN
make them rigid. Have you any
suggestions as to how this may be
done? B. P.”
Curtain rods are used through
the spools to make the legs. Bet
ter take along a srooI to try when
you shop for the rods; and get
the type that has one piece fitting
inside the other. If the spools are
a little loose on the rod, it won’t
make any difference for they must
be glued between each spool, and
also between the spools and the
table shelves. I have shown in the
sketch everything else you need to
know to make this table. Good
luck to you!
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NOTE: If you have an iron bed or a
rocking chair you would like to modernize,
be sure to send for my Book No. 3. It
contains 32 fascinating ideas of things to
make for your home. Send imur order to:
MRS. RUTH WYETH SPEARS
Bedford HUls New York
Enclose 10 cents for Book No. 3.
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