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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 26, 1942)
?*i> 'Priorities on Pep* Vi anted
As Atneriea Girds for Vi ar
I* htle factories throughout the laud hum with prmluction of
armament, heads of tha defense program in ashington are hard
at work on a physical fitness campaign to build a sturdier notion.
Schools, industrial plants and community groups alike are finning
in the movement to bring back mass calisthenics and body-buibb
ing exercises which were in vogue at the turn of the century.
John B. Kelty, l . S. director of physical training. and .Ilice
Marble (center), head of the teamens program, present aieards
at a Camden, Pi, J„ plant.
“Here's haw” as demonstrate I
ed by a co-ed at Stephens Col
lege, Columbia, Mo., long noted
for its functional curriculum.
“Knees up, chin in, eyes bright."
A alow start, with gradual in
creases. is suggested by Director
Alice Marble. Above, old fash
ioned bending over exercises
limber up the muscles.
Three bends to the right and
three to the left each day for be
ginners on this one. Gradually,
ten bends left and ten right can
Foot strength is developed by
walking on a curved board. This
throws the foot into the proper
position to strengthen the areltes,
and strong arches are important.
Lax muscles are toned with
exercises such as these suggested
in the Office of Civilian Defense’s
“Alley Oop” as Miss America
stretches every muscle to develop
physical fitness aimed toward a
Daily programs in factories help America become physically fit.
'•hurt *»f lh*»
I If I lad to ( 'limb a M ountain to
Satisfy His Wife’s^ him,but...
By STANLEY CORDELL
Dorothy baird. fed up
with hearing the Banning*
boast about their prowess
as mountain climbers,
reached a point where she could
stand it no longer, and burst out im
"Next week Dex and I are plan
ning to climb Moimt Washington
And we expect to make the summit
in less than four hours."
There was a brief silence. An in
stant before Beatrice Banning had
finished telling of their own record
of four hours to the top. It was an
achievement of which they were ob
Dexter Baird groaned. For if any
man liked the comforts provided by
the modem conveniences of a civ
ilized world, it was he. Such people
as the Bannings. who derived pleas
ure from such rugged entertain
ment as mountain climbing were,
to him, slightly demented.
Yet it was too late to object
Dorothy had made the boast and
unless they lived up to it, there'd
be no peace in the family for years
to come; for Dorothy was a prideful
soul, and not a little vain.
"If we don’t make it in less than
four hours the first time, we'll try
till we do." Dorothy said grimly. ,
during the auto ride to Pinkham's
Notch. Dexter glanced at his wife's
profile and prayed that Providence
would lend speed to their feet on
the first attempt.
Properly garbed, as per the test
catalogues, the Dexter Bairds left
the base camp the next morning at
Dex studied her a moment or two.
“Dorothy, if we make the summit
short of four hours, does that mean
you'll be satisfied?"
ten o'clock. They climbed slowly
and steadily, pausing only once or
twice to admire the cascades to the
right and far beneath them. By
11:30 the stream which had followed
the trail since they started out, had
disappeared. The trail ahead wound
upward at a gentle incline, beneath
an archway of birch and maple and
beech. Bright sunlight, streaming
down through the branches, made a
moving pattern on the carpet of
An hour later they stopped near
a crystal-clear brook which tumbled
across their trail. Dexter produced
two bars of chocolate from his pack.
“Like it?” he asked Dorothy, hand
ing her a bar.
“Of course I do. But I’d like rid
ing up in an automobile a whole lot
Dex nodded gloomily. His wife's
face still registered grimness and
They went on after a ten-minute
rest, finding their muscles a little
cramped and sore, but not once did
they complain. Later—it seemed
like hours—they emerged from the
timber, passed beneath the snow
arch, and plodded wearily up the
rock-strewn floor of Tuckerman's
ravine. Dorothy was in the lead,
and after gaining the first incline
beneath the headwall, she sat down
to rest. Dex dropped at her feet,
exhausted. They were both a little
pale and breathing heavily. The
ascent had become steeper, and the
air was thin and difficult to breathe.
Dorothy's eyes held a look bordering
on defeat, for thinking back over
the last few miles, it seemed that
the greater part of their four-hour
time limit had been consumed.
A fleecy white cloud, like a ship
on a sea of blue drifted toward
1 them. Without warning, they were
surrounded by heavy fog. damp and
sticky. Visibility was obscured.
Presently the cloud passed on and
they were in bright sunlight once
Two young men, brows glistening
with sweat, came laboring up the
incline. When abreast of Dorothy
and Dexter they paused, and
grinned goodnaturedly. One of
them said: “Great day for climb
i ing. Perfect weather. What time
did you leave the base?”
“Ten o'clock." Dex replied, grin
“Really?” The youth arched his
brows. “Say. you made good time.
Don and I are supposed to be fast,
and it was only 10:05 when we start
Dexter and Dorothy, astonished,
exchanged glances, and Dex opened
! his mouth to speak, but at that mo
ment the youths started on again,
and he closed it without making a
Dorothy clutched her husband's
arm. "Did you hear what they slid?
Why, Dex, we must be doing better
than we thought. It just seemed
Dex studied her a moment or two.
"Dorothy, if we make the summit
short of four hours, does that mean
you'll be satisfied? You won’t want
to try it again?"
“Of course, silly. It's Just the
way the Bannings-’’
"And if we don’t." Dex cut tn,
"you'll want to keep on trying till
Dorothy's lips tightened grimly,
and the determined i k came back j
into her eyes “Oh, Dex, we’d nev
er have a moment's peace if we gave
up after the first attempt."
"In that event, let’s go. The top
can't be far off now." Dex glanced
at his watch, hitched up his trousers
and scrambled up the rocky incline.
Dorothy followed, breathing heav
ily. sore in every muscle and utter
ly fatigued, but light and happy of
The summit was a good deal far
ther away than they thought. And
when they reached it an hour later,
after surmounting peak after peak
in the belief each time that the tip
top house surely must come into
view, both were on the point of com
plete collapse. Dorothy dropped
wearily on the veranda edge and
Dex staggered inside. Minutes lat
er he reappeared and sat down be
side his wife, grinning broadly.
"It was exactly 1:55 when I signed
the paper at the desk. We beat
the Bannings’ time by five min
"Signed what paper?” Dorothy
"Just a slip of paper on which I
jotted down the time of our arrival,
and asked the man at the desk to
hold. I signed a similar slip this
morning and handed it to the keeper
of the base hut. Just in case the
Bankings should doubt our state
Dorothy looked at him admiring
ly. and stood up. Beyond in the
parking space a bus was preparing
to leave for the base, via the car
riage road, and she stumbled in that
direction. Dex followed, but paused
at the veranda’s edge to exchange
greetings with the youths who had
passed them on the trail.
"Say, you made good time,” the
first young man said admiringly.
"And you're new at it, too. I’ll bet.”
Dex grinned. Thanks. But listen
son. if you don't mind, just forget
that you passed us down there on
the trail, will you? You see, we are
new at this tidiness. Climbing up
here short of four hours is sort of
a matter of pride. And if my wife
knew we’d taken five hours, she’d
want to try it again.”
The youth frowned. “I don’t be
lieve I understand—”
Dex nodded. "Of course not. But,
you see, you two left the base at
ten o’clock standard time, and we’re
from Massachusetts, and we’re on
The youth grinned and nodded.
There was a w'holly sympathetic and
understanding look in his eyes as
he glanced toward the bus where
Dorothy waited. "O K ,” he said.
"O K. Don't worry about us.”
(Associated Newspapers—WNU Service.)
Draperies Should Reach
Floor; Glass Curtains
Window treatments, besides being
important in themselves, act as the
connecting link between background
They bring both color and design j
into the decorative scheme, as well
as serving to screen unsightly view's i
or those frequently encountered
badly designed windows.
Windows create the atmosphere
of a room by day, as lamps do by
When one is furnishing or doing
over a room, more than passing at
tention should be accorded to them.
In a room where rugs and walls
are plain, curtains can well provide
Choose designs in scale and color
harmony. If the furniture is fine
in detail, select a pattern of equally
fine detail, either a conventional
pattern or a beautifully done flower
and leaf design.
For informal rooms. more
sketchy, looser designs may be
chosen. If the room has patterned
wall paper and rug. choose plain
A sateen lining gives body to a
curtain and adds to its length of
service, but chintz or cretonne may
be left unlined if you w-ant the ef
fect obtained by letting light shine
If you make your own glass cur
tains, make the hems on both ends
the same width and finish both sides
alike, so when the curtains are laun
! dered they can be reversed for even
If both sides of draperies are fin
ished alike, they can be shifted from
right to left, to distribute the bad
effects of strong light.
Most draperies should extend to
the floor and glass curtains should
reach the apron or window sill.
Choose materials that are wide
enough to hang in soft folds. For
most windows it will take a width
and a half of 36-inch material or
one width of 50-inch for each cur
tain. For narrow windows, 31-lncb
or 36-inch material can be used.
Pattern No. Z9371
'T'HE new Lattice Fan quilt is
composed of 12-inch blocks and
offers many possibilities for ar
rangement and combination of col
ors. One print may be used for
the entire quilt, or an heirloom
Counterfeits Cause Recall
In 1897, the treasury department
recalled the entire issue of $24,
000,000 worth of $100 United States
silver certificates, bearing the
head of President Monroe, when
its officials discovered this cur
rency was being so cleverly coun
terfeited that even experts could
not distinguish between the genu
ine and the spurious bills.
rich in tradition may be produced
by using the many different print
scraps which have accumulated
through the years.
• • *
No Z937I. 13 cents, gives accurate cut
| ting guide, color suggestions, yardage and
I directions. For this pattern send your
Bo* 166-W Kansas City, Mo.
Enclose 15 cents for each pattern
desired. Pattern No..
Nails, wire, knife blades, door
hooks and many other objects are
found in the stomachs of approxi
mately 20 per cent of all cattle
slaughtered in the United States.
Although these foreign bodies usu
ally do not cause any visible
harm, the animal deaths that re
sult from swallowing them cost
the livestock industry more than
$500,000 a year.
Do You Like Jingle Contest*?
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tests for those who can supply the
best last line to a jingle. Over 100
liberal prizes each week. Watch
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pon on the back . .. buy Raleighs!
Poker Sot. Solid walnut case.
Holds 300 assorted chips, two
decks Bicycle cards.
Zipper BIHfold and 6-clip Key
Case of genuine pigskin. Spec
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Korosaal Lady's Umbralla.
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Oneida Community Par Plato
Silverware. Pitcher, 17Vi'tray,
will give exceptional wear.
*1— Defense Savings Stamps
may now be obtained through
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Raleigh coupons for each dollar
stamp. Defense Stamp Album,
shown above, free on request.
Sport Jacket. Natural tan
poplin. Wind- and shower
proof. 3 sizes. Light weight.
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