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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 24, 1942)
Momentary Breathing Spell on Guadalcanal Island
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Typical of the ground crews’ unsung heroes is this U. S. marine mechanic (left), who is checking over the
power plant of a plane which has seen heroic service in the daily air battles over Guadalcanal. He plays a vital
role in the air superiority held by our forces in the Solomons. Right: The sign says 42nd Street, but it's a long,
long way from New York city’s Times square. The sign was posted at a marine camp on Guadalcanal.
Getting Ready for Action Aboard U. S. Carrier
Lunch during general quarters on a U. S. fighting ship is where it happens to find you. Sandwiches,
cookies and coffee—plenty of coffee, from the looks of things—refreshes the deck crew (left) of this air*
craft carrier as it plows towards the enemy. Right, a U. S. sailor straightens out the belts of .50 caliber
machine gun bullets—calling cards for the nation’s foes—in the magazine of the carrier.
U. S. Army Nurses Arrive in Middle East
United States army nurses are gradually being sent to every United
Nations front. It is their job to care for the wounded and to do everything
possible to make sure that injured fighting men will fight again. A group
of army nurses is shown here on the East African front waiting for a
train to take them to their various units.
President Batista of Cuba Visits Miami
President Batista walks through a guard of honor upon arrival to
review the officer candidates’ school at retreat, in Miami, Fla., following
bis arrival from Cuba. On the left behind him is Aurelio Concheso,
Cuban ambassador to the United States; on the right is Dr. Jose A.
Martinez, Cuban minister of state.
Sent Home to Grow
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U. S. marine corps private George
B. Holle, above, was sent back to
his Eau Claire, Wis., home after It
came to light that in spite of his
six-foot-one-inch height, George is
only 13 years old. Young Holle en
listed in the marine corps 13 months
ago when he was but 12, and after
completing recruit training last De
cember he was sent to a South Pa
cific base. Here, after more than
six months at this base, his age was
"Lumbcrjills” are pinch hitting
for the men in harvesting the state
of Washington’s Christmas tree
crop. Here Mary Gibiin trims the
trunk of a young tree before ship
ping. About 50 railroad cars will
| be used for Washington’s crop. |
Rest in Desert After 60 Hours of Fighting
An American-made tank, serving with a New Zealand division in
Libya, halts white its crew% exhausted by 60 hours of continuous fighting,
rests. This picture, received by the New Zealand legation in Washing
ton, was taken during the Egypt-Libyan offensive which has driven
General Rommel and his men to El Agheila, Libya.
Generals Meet for Attack on Japs in Buna
At an undisclosed base, General Blarney confers with Brig. Gen.
Hanford MacNider (with pipe) during preparations for an attack on
Jap-held Buna, in New Guinea. General MacNider received eight wounds
in this attack when a Jap rifle grenade exploded.
Yum, Yum, 30,000 Pounds of Horsemeat!
Bostonians who never ate horse meat before will now have a chance
to try out this delicacy. The first shipment of 30,000 pounds of horse
meat has arrived, and the whole town is talking: about it. Shown above
Boston butchers are inspecting: the new shipment. A taste for horse meat,
like a taste for olives, has to be cultivated.
Praise the Lord and Pass the Nutrition
These regular guys from East Side, New York, are getting some
practical instruction in nntrition (important during wartime rationing)
in the junior chefs’ class at Judson Health center. The instructor sits
with her back to the camera.
For Shipyard Girls
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You may like the costume worn
by Dorothy Dahl (left) the better,
but it’s incorrect for factory work
ers, while that at the right, worn
by Michele Magnin, is recommend
ed by male members of a Joint
committee on health and safety,
representing the navy and maritime
commission. Lingerie was consid
ered, but dispensed with, an were
cuffs. But long underwear—the old
red flannel kind—will be utilized.
Ice ‘Ain't So Hot’
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Bable Susie Mapes is unimpressed
with her first set of Ice skates. Her
mother is the former Evelyn Chan
dler, Ice Follies star. Here we see
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Mapes putting
on Susie’s skates.
New Threat to Japs
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At top the new aircraft carrier,
Belleau Wood, takes to the waves at
Camden, N. J. The ship was named
after the famous battle in France
during World War 1. Below: An
other great carrier, the Bunker Hill,
is launched at Fore River, Mass.,
15 months after laying of the keel.
Not So Sanitary
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A British Tommy Is shown wiping
dishes with a swastika flag captured
from General Rommel’s Afrika
Korps. Not so good, we say, as the
swastika contaminates everything it
Santa Claus Bom j
In Famous Poem !
By Clement Moore
Santa Claus was bom in New
York on a snowy December night
120 years ago. He sprang full
grown, clad in red and white, with
eight reindeer and a sleigh, from
the mind of Dr. Clement Clarks
Moore when he wrote his famous
poem, “A Visit From St. Nicholas.”
The legend of St. Nicholas had
come to the New world with the
Dutch settlers in the Seventeenth
century. Gradually the name of
that figure became San Niklaas and
later Santa Claus.
There are several explanations of
how Santa Claus happened to be
bom. One story tells that on Christ
mas eve, 1822, Dr. Moore was being
driven to his New York home in a
sleigh, and the tinkling of the bells
on the horse’s harness gave him in
spiration for the verses.
Another story tells that Dr. and
Mrs. Moore were packing Christmas
baskets for the needy and founj
they were one turkey short. Thoug'
it was late. Dr. Moore went out ti
buy another. On his way home witS
the turkey under his arm he is saic
to have composed the poem.
Dr. Moore read his poem to his,
children on Christmas morning.
When a friend had the verses print
ed in a Troy, N. Y., newspaper, ha
denied writing them, but later ad
mitted their authorship.
The poem gained rapidly in pop
ularity, and the picture it painted
of old Santa has endured to this
"His eyes, how they twinkled; hi*
dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, hi*
nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn
up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was a*
white as the snow;
He had a broad face and a little
That shook, when he laughed, like
a bowl full of jelly.
He was chubby and plump, •
right jolly old elf.
And I laughed, when I saw him, la
spite of myself.”
Yule Card Etiquette |
Each year at this time, when
Christmas cards are about to be ad
dressed, the question always pop#
up in the mind: "How shall we sign
them?” Here are a few hints and
suggestions that will help you along
in making your decision:
• If you are a married couple all
you need to do is sign, "Jack and
Jane.” For those that would require,
more formal address, sign the card:;
"Mr. and Mrs. Jack Jackson.”
• If you have a small family yot*
can sign the card: "Mr. and Mrs.,
Jack Jackson, Sally and Jane.” Forj
the informal address of the card*
it could be: "Jim, Mary, Sally and
Jane Jackson.” It is always best
to put the names of the child or
children next to the mother’s.
• If you are a married woman, liv
ing alone, you can sign your card.
"Mary Brown Jackson”—the Brown
being the maiden name. The gen
eral practice in such cases is also
to put in parenthesis "Mrs. Jack
• Young ladies, single, just sign
"Sally Jackson" or just “Sally.” If
the acquaintance is casual Sally can
precede her name with a "Miss’*
such as "Miss Sally Jackson.”
But at Christmas time, informal
ity is the general and prevailing
note. Cards addressed to your
friends should be as informal as pos
sible without causing any affront to
those receiving them. If you wish
you can even add your own little
personal note as might a young lady
to her young man. Or as one pal
would to another whom he hasn't
seen, or heard from for a long time.
Make Tree Fireproof
This Way—It's Easy
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You can fireproof your Christ
mas tree by a simple method df
letting it absorb the proper amount
of ammonium sulphate. First cut the
trunk of the tree at an angle or in a
“V” shape. Then weigh the tree and
divide the weight of ammonium sul
phate needed. Dissolve the indicated
amount in water, using one and one
half pints for each pound of sulphate;
Put this solution in a jar or bucket
set the tree in the solution in a cool
place and leave it long enough for
the tree to absorb the solution fully.
Then the danger of fire is at a mini
‘First Footing’ in Britain
Survives as Superstition
In England the superstition about
the “first footing” still survives.
Someone must go into the house be
fore anyone comes out in the new
year; otherwise some member of
the family might pass away. Mem
bers of the family may be seen pac
ing up and down the walk about 10
minutes before midnight, waiting for
the whistle, so he can come in
out of the cold and bring good luck
into his home for another year.
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