The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, March 20, 1941, Image 3

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    Los Angeles Called It a ‘Heavy Dew’
Lashing torrential rains have made this Los Angeles’ wettest season
lb 48 years. The floods undermined and ripped out half of the Santa Fe
railroad bridge (shown above) across the Los Angeles river, closing
streets and highways with landslides. Hundreds of automobiles were
stalled in lloodwater.
‘Steady’ Jobs—30 Yeali m CofigreiS
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Vice President Henry Wallace congratulates Rep. Robert Doughton
of North Carolina, and Sen. Pat Harrison of Mississippi as they cele
brated their thirtieth year in congress. Left to right. Vice President
Wallace, Representative Doughton and Sen. Pat Harrison.
Entl of Search!
Beverly Kirk, seven-year-old Wol
laston, Mass., girl, safe In the arris
of Charlie Rich, 18, who brought hir
from the woods in which she was
lost for 16 hours during a blind
ing snowstorm. Beverly was lost
when she wandered from the home
of relatives. 'Her warm ski-suit
saved hJt front freezing. She slept
under a bush 'when darkness fell.
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Irt Royal Navy
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Britain’s women help the navy id
the less dangerous tasks. Here if
Miss Mackensie-Orleve, superin,
tendent of the women’s naval servV
ice, at her desk in London.
Radio Stations Adopt New Wave Lengths
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Changes of Channel Assignments
Preteat New Pretent New Pretent New
Frequency Frequency Frequency Frequency Frequency Frequency
Below 730 unchanged 1000 1040 1250 1280
740 750 1010 690.740, 1260 1290
750 760 990 or 1050 1270 1300
760 770 1020 1060 1280 1310
770 780 or 1110 1030 • 1290 1320
780 790 1040 1080 1300 1330
790 810 1050 1070 1310 1340
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810 830 1070 1100 1330 1360
820 840 1080 1110 1340 1370
830 850 1090 1120 1350 1380
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•Wot assigned in U. S.
Some changes in individual cases not in accordance with the ab5tf*
change of channels have been made to avoid interference on adjacent
channels or other considerations. it
Far-reaching changes in radio broadcasting on the North American
continent Will become effective March *9, when 1,200 standard broadcast
ing station* will receive new wave length assignments from the govern
ment. New wave lengths for favorite stations can be quickly determined
by consulting the chart shown above. New positions, in all but a few
cases, will be directly opposite column headed “Present Frequency.”
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Izaak Walton League Convention
Wildlife conservation will be the principal topic of discussion at the
™pkak Walton lcagm- convention in Washington March 27-29. Above are
pictured p few of the conservation activities carried On by the league
in the interest of preserving America’s woods, waters and wildlife. PrCsl
ent Tappan Gregory (inset) will preside at the convention. The organiza
on has chapters 'n 35 states.
To Resign?
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The Republican National commit-;
tee will meet in Washington, O. C.,
March 24, when Chairman Joseph
W. Martin Jr. {above) plans to han$
in his resignation. Wendell Willkie
has asked Martin hot to resign, to
avoid a factional'’struggle.
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Greater industrial use of farm
products will be the topic of the
National Farm Chemurgic council
meet In Chicago March 26-2S.
Wheeler McMillen (above) will pre
Making Gas Masks for Our Fighting Forces
Although poison gas baa not yet been used In the war, government officials arc assuming that some day
we may be called upon to defend ourselves against gas. So, down at tl$* Edgewood, Md„ arsenal men and
women are working swiftly to outfit oar armod forocs with protection algalnst gas. These photos show gas
masks In various stages of completion, and a soldier wearing a finished mask.
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Left: An Iraq native gases across at the Mosul wells of British cohtfolled Iraq, which some experts say
will be onfe of three goals Adolf Hitler will attempt to reach this spi|ng. Right: British troops guarding
oil lines which pipe oil from the Mosul wells. Insert: Iraq’s position on>tHe map.
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Yankee Sailors Take Over in Bermuda i
j, Yankee sailors arrive ashore at Hanjliton. Bermtrda, landing from the
U. S. Destroyer Belknap. Thih s<*ne rejects the nautical atmosphere of
thcTBermudas, wbe|e the {ov^n^irot ms seiired one twentieth Jf the
land for new air and naval bases. An American cargo-passenger ship
is in the background.
300% Production at This Cow Foundry
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Since everybody seems to be stepping up production these days,
Maisic gave birth to triplet calves at the Lindenhurst, L. 1., milk foundry,
where she works. This is believed to be the first time bovine triplets
have survived in the East. Maisie is shown satisfying the hunger of
her brood while she nonchalantly tongues some food.
Inspect Defenses
Members of t$ie house military af
fairs committee have been inspect
ing Uncle Sam’s new war weapons
at the Aberdeen, Md., proving
grounds. Here they are, wtti War
department officials, inspecting a
')0 mm. anti-aircraft gun.
ji Channel Watch
A stormy sky over the English
channel forms the background for
this German sentry on the French
channel coast, where another "Sieg
fried line" Is building.
^ SUo Scott WatUH
(Released by Western Newspaper Union.)
Victims of the Code Duello
ON THE morning of March 20,
1820, two American naval offi
cers stood facing each other in a
grassy field near the town of Bla
den sburg, Md., not far from Wash
ington, D. C. They had been shtj*
mates artd friends ohtc b^t now
there was something ekfn to hatred
in their eyes as they looked at each
other across the spaoe of eight
yards that separated them.
Both men were well six
feet in height. One wes a'ArJt 4!)
years old, slender and graceful. He
was Commodore Stephen Decatur,
one of the nation’s greatest heroes
because of his brilliant exploit in
burping the captured frigate Phila
delphia as she lay at anchor in the
harbor of Tripoli during the war
with the Barbary pirates. The oth
er was about 60 years old, broad
shouldered, bis hair a little gray at
the temples. He was Commodore
James Barron, who had been court
martialed and suspended from the
service for five year^ because he
had surrendered the frigate Chesa
peake to the British mah-bf-war
Leopard just before the outbreak of
tbe War of 1812.
A trifling incident bad caused
the first rift in their friendship.
Later Decatur was caustic in hia
criticism of Barren's conduct in the
Chesapeake-Leopard affair and in
1 an exchange of letters which fol
lowed made so many insulting state
ments that Barron eventually chal
lenged him to a' duel.
So here they were on this March
morning meeting "on the field of
honor." Their friend, Commodore
Richard Bainbridge, was to give the
words of command—"Fire—one—
two—three.” Neither man was to
fire before the word “one" or after
"three." . »
“Gentlemen, td your places."
"Take aim!” Decatur Ipveled his
pistol at Barron’s waistJJne and his
adversary pointed his weapon at De
patur's hip.
“Fira—wie . f ib *
The reports of the two pistols
sounded as one and both men
dropped to the ground.
They brought a carriage to bear
Decatur back to Washington. There
was no such vehicle ready for Bar
ron and Decatur insisted that his op
ponent be taken with him. But there
wasn’t room for both. As they lift
ed the young officer into the car
riage, Barron called to him, "God i
bless you. Decatur.”
"Farewell, farewell, Barron!” he
replied as the carriage rolled away.
That was the last time he ever
heard Decatur's voice for the gallant
young officer, after suffering intense
agony all day, died that night. Bar
ron recovered from his wound and
lived to be 83 years old, the last
of his generation In the navy.
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A Cloud on His Name.
“James Barron, who had for years
been ’Barron of the Cheapeake’ now
bore the odium of having killed the
nation’s most popular hero," writes
William Oliver Stevens in the chap
ter, "The Two Commodores” in his
book "Pistols at Ten Paces” (pub
lished recently by the Houghton Mif
flin company) upon which this ac
count of the famous duel is based.
“To this day the cloud still hangs
over his name. He is still ‘The Man
Who Killed Decatur-’ ”