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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (March 18, 1943)
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Make Slip Covers for
i Th«t Unusual Chnir
nrms cover was a twofold con
* servotion measure in the most
literal sense. Its purpose was
not to rover shabby upholstery
but to protect handsome damask
from everyday wear and tear,
in a household where there were
children. The substantial striped
cotton material chosen harmonizes
perfectly with the rather elegant
lines of the chair frame.
If you have an especially diffi
cult chair to cover, you will save
time by fitting a muslin pat
|5up even wccst m tM
jftART OF BACK—j JMP,
■ TAPE (
tern first. Then you can snip until
it fits perfectly around arms and
other supports and, if you make
a mistake in the pattern just
stitch a patch over it and start
over again. Before removing the
pattern from the chair, plan the
openings so that they will lap neat
ly and be sure they are long
enough. In the finished cover ei
ther bindings or facings may be
used for irregular edges.
• • •
NOTE -This chair Is from Mrs Spears' I
Sewing Book 3. which also contains direc
tions for smart new curtains; and numer- j
ous things to make from odds and ends,
as well as new materials. To get copy of
Book 3 send name and address with IS
cents In coins to:
MRS. R t'TH WYETH SPEARS
Bedford HUH New York
Enclose IS cents for Book No. 3.
Doomed Dogs Expensive
To Reprieve in England
In England, the owner of a dog
that has been condemned to death
pays a daily fine of one pound or
about $4 as long as he refuses to
have the animal destroyed, says
Collier’s. In one recent case, a
family has so far paid $2,300 to
keep their dog Rowley alive.
In another case, a man has paid
$500 to keep Bobbie, most of this
money having been raised by a
Bobbie Club, consisting of neighbor
hood children who organized them
selves specifically for this purpose.
from common colds
That Hang On
I Creomulslon relieves promptly be
cause It goes right to the seat of the
trouble to help loosen and expel
germ laden phlegm, and aid nature
to soothe and heal raw, tender. In
flamed bronchial mucous mem
branes. Tell your druggist to sell you
• bottle of Creomulslon with the un
derstanding you must like the way It
quickly allays the cough or you are
to have your money back.
for Coughs, Chest Colds, Bronchitis
HOUSEWIVES: ★ ★ ★
Your Waste Kitchen Fats
Are Needed for Explosives
TURN ’EM IN! ★ ★ *
Akron. Ohio hod Itt boainning nt
tho WORLD S RUIftli MAMUFAC
TUHINO CAPITAL In 1170 when
Ht Ant rubber plant wnt ttarted
by Dr. b. P. Ooadrlch.
The twitching oi Dakar. Trench Weil
Airica, to tho aide oi the United
Hahona meant the eatabUihment lor
the Alliee oi an important port for
the ahrpmant <4 crude rubber, among
other important wax tuantiali
Atobrlnor the chemitt't ant or
to tho war tlmo thartago of qui
«•"«, It terring to ttep up the
tedtrtton of rubber In the to
lorte - Inferred tunglet of Brnll.
Haro it q cate of q synthetic
product being uted to thmulote
the gathering of a natural prod
doct that it rapidly being re
!hStod,SHdoelyB,h*,l“ *" *h"
Ordinary ttreo are now cured in
motdi at iactoriea in 40 to SO min
utea Beiore o rgaruc accelerators
wore developed by B. F. Goodrich it
took about tire houri to vulcanise a
4. - —
Bm ISABEL WAIT^.^-,-*
THE STORY 80 FAR: Judy Jason,
who It telling the story, receives an
anonymous tetter rnrlotlng 1*09 and ask
ing her to bid for an abandoned rhnrrh
to be auctioned the neat day. 8he gets
the rhnrrh, only to And. in an old rheat,
the body of a man IdentlAed a* Roddy
, I.ane. The' body dlaappeart a few hour*
later. A Ash ahed bnrna, apparently
killing an old man named Brown who la
snpposed to have lived there. While
exploring the "Ptrate'a Mouth'* for
rlura, t.lly Kendall aeea something
whirh frightens her. Judy And* Roddy
l.ane'a diamond In her bag. A rry brlngi
thr guests hurrying down to the "Pl
Now continue with Judy's story.
Even Bessie Norcross regained
enough energy to tag along, with
poor Thaddcus Quincy rolling him
self down the bumpy path, last of
all. Aunt Nella was the only one
who stayed on the job at the inn.
I could see Victor passing the
steps of the Church as I came along
side the gruesome body in the
charred place where the fish house
had been. He wasn't going to the
basement then. Now, he was mak
ing for the ledge above Pirate’s
Mouth. I could see him throwing
himself at full length. Two others
lay dowm beside him. , They got up
and the rest of them lay down.
What had they found? What had
I came up to where Potter and the
minister and Hugh were still lying
on the ground, as Victor turned and
’ So you’ve seen it? She knew it
was there. She thinks you put it
"What, in heaven’s name?"
The others came scrambling to
their feet. "Say that again. Judy,"
Hugh said. "You mean Miss Ken
dall thought Quade put something
Gosh, he was mad. Hugh pulled
me away and stood back himself, as
if he expected Victor to push one of
us over the cliff. I saw I had pulled
another boner—and against Victor
Quade, the one person I trusted!
He smiled faintly. "Let’s have it,
Judy. Say just what you did be
fore. She knew it was there?
"I don’t know. Something—some
thing she thought you knew was
there—but, for reasons of your own,
perfectly good reasons, of course,
kept still about.” Was I making it
1 went over to the rock and lay
down and got a look at what I can
never forget to my dying day. Poor
Lily Kendall lay sprawled in the far
cleft of the Pirate’s Mouth. Even
I, who have heretofore seen practi
cally no death at close range, knew
she was gone. Her eyes stared sight
lessly at the deep blue sky. Her
body, too large to slide through the
hideous rocky maw, had stuck gro
tesquely. But the horrible thing—!
A wave of nausea crept over me as
I realized that the scarf around
Lily's milk-white neck was blue!
Above me I could hear Hugh's
voice grow strident, accusing Victor.
Others chimed in. Victor himself
dragged me to my feet.
"Go back, dear. Go with Bessie.
We've got to get past you.” He
turned around and cried, "Here,
Norcross, make yourself useful.
Take these two girls back to the inn
and keep 'em there.”
"And give you a chance to destroy
some evidence! I guess not. You
tied that scarf around her throat and
you know it.”
"What scarf?” Bessie's haunted
eyes sought mine.
I shook my head. "It's blue. A
sort of French blue.”
Bessie turned and ran.
The men were already making
their way into the Pirate's Mouth,
all of them, except the minister.
Victor, Uncle Wylie, Hugh and
Potter were all on that narrow
shelf. I lay down on the rock and
watched. The nausea had gone, but
| it returned a moment later when
Mr. Quincy's wheels hit my feet.
"What the hell’s going on dowm
there?" he demanded, thumping the
"It’s Miss Kendall. She fell over!"
"Keep by me, child," Quincy said,
shaking his head at De Witt. "Don’t
get near the edge again—with any
body.” He’d whispered the last two
words, but the minister wasn’t pay
ing any attention.
I saw him hold down a hand, and
presently Uncle Wylie’s head ap
peared. Hugh came next, then Pot
ter and Quade, the last without his
The questions Thaddeus Quincy
hurled at those silent men!
“Did she fall? How did it happen?
Speak, man, can’t you?”
Let the others answer questions.
Victor walked with me. "Now,
we've got to do something. Break in
the Lane boat house. I’d suggest."
"There’s an idea,” Potter quaked.
Uncle Wylie, for all his lean years,
kept well ahead of everybody. He
was hurrying to find a second suit
able covering for the body, but he
paused to call over his shoulder:
I “Judy, better come along with me.
j This ain’t no fitten comp’ny for a
! young girl.”
"He's right." Hugh dropped back
a step and shouted, "I’ll stay with
her, Mr. Gerry!" Then he noticed
Bessie wasn't with us. "Where's
my sister?" he cried, his face full
“Keep your shirt on." Quincy an
swered. “Got too thick for her.
She took it on the lam back to the
Hugh grabbed me by the arm and
held me back while the others went
on. I didn’t like It. I wanted to
hear everything, and also, I'm not
ashamed to confess, to keep with the
crow'd. If Lily Kendall could be
killed for nothing by this—this ma
niac, how much more might he wish
to get rid of me, who’d seen his
handwriting, still had five hundred
of his dollars and the diamond ring,
for all he knew. I began to puzzle
about Lily’s death—her suspicions
of Victor Quade. He did have the
ring. He had told me to put the
money back in the drawer. He was,
after all, a stranger. And now the
title on his typewriter came flash
ing across my anguished brain—
Murder on the Bluff! Was that just
a coincidence? Or was he really a
killer, so daring that he even her
alded his crimes?
All the while Hugh was talking to
me, while the men went in a body
across to the Castle drive. Hugh
and I kept on behind them, and once
I quickened my pace to catch up.
"Judy, you don’t think that scarf
being tied around her throat means
that I strangled the poor woman.
You know me better than that, don’t
you? I couldn’t bear it if—If you
suspected that—’’ He found difficul
ty in going on; his face was in tor
ment. "I swear that scarf—the spot
•TU stay with her, Mr. Gerry.”
on my sister’s coat—the fact that
my golf club was found—”
The men had broken into the boat
house easily enough, via the pane
De Witt had smashed with Hugh’s
club that night on the lawn. All
they had to do was reach in and un
lock the garage window. But once
inside the connecting door was
quickly thrown open to reveal two
rowboats and a canoe—all with
worse holes in them than Uncle Wy
“Well, gentlemen, does this tell
you anything?” Victor asked the lot
of us as we gazed, horrified, at the
holes in the boats and canoe.
“Looks like there’s a crazy man
hidden around here somewhere,”
De Witt said, picking up a door
stop. “1 think we ought to arm
ourselves and continue our search.”
“You mean—the Castle, too?” Pot
ter’s hand twisted nervously .Then
he began hunting around for a weap
on, Anally tugging at an oar. A
paint brush suited him better.
Some of them picked up rocks
from outside. The minister opened
a vicious-looking jackknife. I didn't
feel too badly when Victor asked if
Mr. Quincy and I would watch the
exits. There were only the drive
ways and the sea ahead, but what
should we do if a madman came
leaping at us?
“You needn’t fear,” Victor said,
divining my thoughts, as he so often
had during this mutual experience
of murder. “I'm sure we'U find no
“Queer how you should be sure,”
Hugh Aung at him. “I’m not for
getting you knew where to find that
“Better not say too much. Nor
cross.” Victor’s teeth gleamed in a
half smile. Why, they might have
been exchanging pleasantries!
“Wasn't my scarf around her neck.
Did your sister ever find that blue
one of yours?”
“Damn you, Quade! Leave my sis
ter out of this. Do you think she
strangled the Kendall woman?’ *
"I think nothing. I’m only telling
you to keep quiet—better for you in
the end, the less you say.”
“Why damn your dirty insinu—”
Victor came out of the boathouse
and entered ihe garage. I wheeled
Mr. Quincy close to the door, be
side where Hugh stood scowling and
sullen, but he forgot his anger as
the men examined Roddy Lane's
"Not a drop of gas in her!" De Witt
“Bet Lana hnd soma when ha
drove in. Knew there wasn’t a Ail
ing station ttiis side of Rockville."
"Remember how the Are burned
last night?" Victor asked. "No won
der we heard the combustion. But
that wouldn't account for the
"You think the killer drained the
tank and threw the gasoline on the
"Not on the Ash house. De Witt
On the body Inside.”
Uncle Wylie stuck his head In the
door. He had a piece of sailcloth
under his arm. "Mrs. Gerry says to
tell you lunch is ready." he said.
Nobody moved. "Well, I’ve told
you, so 't ain’t my fault if every
thin's cold. This do for down yon
Victor nodded, and my uncle start
"Here, wait! Don’t go alone. Uncle
Wylie!” I shouted.
"He’ll be O. K.. Judy. Go with
him if you wish,” Mr. Quincy said,
holding up his cane. “I’ve got this."
"Will he be all right—alone, Mr,
"I don’t see why not. Just left
there, didn’t we? He’ll be a lot saf
er than we will." To see the glance
Victor gave our crew made me
shake in my boots.
They emerged from the garage
and closed the door behind them.
The Lane stables, perhaps I ought
to have explained, were fairly new,
having been built on the site of the
old barn, the boat house and ga- |
rage adjoining forming a rambling
three-in-one structure which consid- j
erably annoyed Aunt Nella, as it hid
part of the picturesque stone castle
from the inn.
I began wheeling Mr. Quincy
slowly up and down the drive, one
eye on my Uncle Wylie approaching
the perilous Pirate’s Mouth, the oth
er on the castle doors.
Quincy talked a blue streak, his
tired old eyes searching the sea
“Don’t see why somebody doesn’t
turn up,’’ he said, pointing his cane i
“We're off the beaten path.’’
“But tourists—holiday hell-bent
“That’s just it. Nothing to go hell
bent over; no attractions that bring
the mob, like Nantasket and Re
vere. Bathing’s no good here, ei- ,
ther. Rockville’s the place. Got a
fair beach along there. Ours,” I
indicated the tiny strip from the
foot of the bluff to the woods back of
our old barn, “too rocky—even with
“S’pose lots of folks are sleeping
it off after the wild night before the !
Fourth. Never saw such a quiet
“Don't make me laugh! Did you
say quiet, sir? Perhaps it’s because
so few people know there is a Pi
rate’s Head. No houses on the Neck.
Natives never come here except to
sell milk and truck.”
There wasn’t a sign from the Cas
tle, save occasionally a form at a
window, which we decided was one
of our party. Uncle Wylie disap
peared from sight, and I closed my
eyes and silently said a little prayer
for him. In no time I saw him
climbing back again, coming toward
I turned the wheelchair down the i
drive to meet him.
“Your Aunt Nella’s gonna be hop- i
pin’ mad,” he grinned. He rested
a moment to learn what the men ;
were doing. His kind old face so
bered as he scratched his grizzled
head, a gesture he indulged when
“What you think, Mr. Quincy?” j
he asked. “Who is this Quade fel
ler, anyhow, Judy?”
We both tried to answer.
“I think Roddy Lane did it,” Mr.
Quincy said, “and blew the bridge
up after him.”
“No, you don't. He couldn’t have
strangled poor Lily,” I said.
Uncle Wylie looked at me in sur
prise. "Who said she was stran
gled? Hit on the head, she was.
That scarf didn't do no damage.”
I clutched at him. "Are you
“Sartin, I’m sure.” He lit his pipe,
offering tobacco to Mr. Quincy, who
never smoked. “Bump on her head
big as an aigg.“
"Then maybe Norcross didn't do
“Norcross? Nope. That sister of
his wouldn't leave him be long
Somehow I felt a load lifted. 1
didn't want to think Bessie’s broth- j
er guilty of all those hideous things.
"His club,” Quincy reminded us. j
“Gerry, how come there's no boats
on the cove coming over here, no
Uncle Wylie looked longingly at
the Castle. I knew he was dying to
join the search, but with a sigh he
set his feet toward home. "Noth
ing doing here on the Fourth. Never
is. Fireworks at Rockville tonight,
though. Promised to take my wife.
Better leave this business to the oth
ers and trail along, hadn’t you, Ju
I knew I should go with him. What
was I being paid for? But curiosity
is more compelling than clam chow
der. Besides, there came one of
our guests. It was Albion Potter,
He seemed relieved and said so.
(TO BE CONTINUED)
by Roger B. Whitmon
Roger B. Whitman—WNU Features.
You may not be able to replace worn
or broken household equipment. This Is
war. Government priorities come Brst.
So take care of what you have ... as well
as you possibly can. This column by the
homeowner’s friend tells you how.
ENAMELED TO NATURAL FINISH
Question: The house we bought has
white enameled woodwork in the liv
ing room and dining room. How can 1
I restore it to its natural finish?
Answer: You can take off the pres- I
ent finish with a commercial var- !
nish and paint remover. Be care
ful to clean off all traces of the
remover with benzine afterward.
Both liquids are inflammable. Be
careful of Are and have plenty of
ventilation. Or you can use a hot
solution of trisodium phosphate,
three pounds to the gallon of water.
This will soften the old finish so
that you can scrape and wipe it off. ,
Rinse thoroughly and allow to dry.
You then can refinish with clear var- ‘
nish, or whatever you wish. When !
using a paint remover, be sure to *
clean it all off after removing the
paint; if any trace is left, it will
continue to soften the new finish.
Rust Spot on Tile Floor
Question: I kept a steel cabinet in
my bathroom for quite a while.
When I moved it to another room I
found it had left a large rust spot on
the tile floor. Scrubbing with scour
ing cleanser does not remove it.
What should I use?
Answer: Dissolve one part sodium
citrate in six parts of water, and
add six parts of commercial glyc
erine. Mix a portion of this with
enough powdered whiting, hydrated
lime or other absorbing powder, to
form a paste, and spread on the
stain in a thick coat. When it is
dry, replace with fresh paste or
moisten with the remaining liquid.
A week or more may be required
for the complete removal of the
Question: 1 have metal covers on
all the radiators; these are on top,
but not the front and back. Does
this lose much heat? I feel that the
covers, besides keeping curtains
cleaner, may divert the heat closer
to the floors where our children play.
We do not need the upper three or
four feet in the room.
Answer: Heated air rises; there
fore, in heating a room the warm
air builds up from the ceiling down.
A cover of any type on a radiator
naturally would have a tendency to
cut down the efficiency. The kind of
cover you are now using does not re
duce the heating efficiency of the
radiator as much as a complete en
Question: Recently we removed
the finish from a walnut table with
paint remover, then refinished with
two coats of white enamel. News
paper print and lint from clothes
stick to the top. We have waxed it,
but it still remains sticky. Is there
Answer: I make the guess that aft
er removing the old finish you for
got to clean off the paint remover,
which still is active in softening the
new finish. You had better start
over again by taking off all the fin
ish; but this time clean off the paint j
remover with benzine (being ex- :
tremely careful of fire). Sandpaper,
if necessary, and refinish.
Shutting Off Radiators
Question: I have a hot-water heat
ing system. Would I save on fuel—
and not interfere with the flow of
water—if I shut off the third-floor
radiator and possibly one or two
on the second floor? Would it be bet
ter to remove the radiators entirely?
Answer: You should disconnect
each radiator and plug the branch
or pipe at some place below the \
unheated space to keep it from freez
ing. In the average hot-water heat
ing system, the cutting off of a radi
ator should not interfere with the op
eration of the rest of the radiators
and will effect a saving of fuel.
Freshening Up Leather Chairs
Question: What can be done with
a maroon leather office set that
fades when sat upon during warm
weather: The color comes off also.
Answer: Begin by washing the
leather (without using much water) ;
with saddle soap, which can be had
at a leather goods store. Rinse well
and allow to dry. Then paint with
| good quality enamel, just as it '
| comes in the can, without thinning.
Question: Could you tell me how |
to get rubber heel marks off my
polished hardwood floor?
Answer: Wipe with turpentine and
' fine steel wool. If this does not re
> move the marks, put a little scratch
less cleaning powder on a damp !
cloth and rub lightly. Then wipe
with a clean, damp cloth and re
wax the spot.
Sanitation Aid to
Cutting Hog Lomo
Farmers Urged to
Guard Sows in ’43
Unfortunately there can be no ra
tioning restriction* of disease germs,
so it is up to the farmers to guard
their sows from unsanitary condi
tions that lead to heavy losses from
mange, swine erysipelas, hog chol
era, worms and swine pox.
According to specimens received
at the laboratory of animal pathol
ogy and hygiene at the University
of Illinois college ot agriculture,
swine pox is causing some losses in
this state. While not usually a seri
ous disease in itself, it leads to
other diseases and can be a com
Occurrence of swine pox to any
appreciable extent in the herd might
be taken as a warning signal that
all is not well, since it occurs under
conditions favoring or fostering other
infectious and parasitic diseases.
Hog cholera virus should not be used
as an immunizing agent in herds
showing extensive pox. It is com
Hogs like wheat. See how they
go after it!
monly spread from pig to pig by the
hog louse. Widespread pox usually
goes hand in hand with a relatively
heavy louse infection.
Wormy pigs waste feed, gain
weight slowly, have damaged
lungs, become unthrifty and die.
Many become susceptible to oth
Farrowing quarters should be
cleaned regulany by scrubbing with
boiling lye water and then spraying
with cresol. Sows should be washed
before being placed in the farrowing
pen. Pigs and sows should be hauled
to pasture or driven over ground
from which pigs have been absent
for a year. Raising pigs on clean
pasture is the most satisfactory
Mange is c \used by a microscopic
mite that burrows into the skin,
causing great irritation, "elephant
hide,” loss of hair and unthriftiness.
By FLORENCE C. WEED
There are more chickens in Iowa
than any other state, while Texas
ranks second in chickens and also
leads the turkey population. In 1928,
there were 475,000,000 chickens on
American farms but since then, the
number has declined.
While the great bulk of poultry is
sold alive or as cold storage fowls,
there are a few commercial uses
for by-products. Animal feeding
stuffs are taking some packing house !
trimmings such as legs, visceral,
fat and heads. Food for pet cats i
and dogs uses killing plant offal
to some extent When research has
gone further, it may be possible to
extract therapeutic products from
glands of chicken heads and recover
gelatine from chicken legs which
would have surgical uses. Scientists
believe that the available supply of
20,000 tons of feathers might be used ,
in plastics. Goose feathers have'
long been marketed for pillow stuff- j
It is possible now to obtain
dried whole egg, dried egg yolk
and dried egg albumen. These
products are imported but might
be produced here. Non-food uses
of eggs are getting more at
tention. The tanning industry
may be able to utilize more low
grade eggs. Manufacturers of
frozen or dried egg materials
have thousands of pounds of egg
shells which are used only to a
small extent as chicken feed and
Stepping Up Egg Yield
Feed your chickens a good laying
ration if you want to get maximum
egg production. A good laying mash
is one composed of 200 pounds
ground yellow com; 100 pounds
wheat bran or rice bran; 100 pounds
meat scraps or shrimp meal; and
100 pounds ground oats. Where meat
scraps are used in place of shrimp
meal, add one pound salt to the
mash mixture. One hundred laying
hens will consume between 23-25
pounds of this mixture.
Live Stock Commission
BYERS BROS & CO.
A Real Lh<e Stock Com. Firm
At the Omaha Market
Sererst Hundred white fnceWromln* r«el.
Bred to black face bucks to lamb on or be
fore April first. If Interested call or write,
J. N. COVER. JR., Cotad, Nebraska.
_- _ __
Teacher—Willie, how do you de
Willie—It’s when you don't know
something and someone finds it
Shoe Clerk—I have just the shoe
for you, Madam. Si*e 3H, marked
down from 7.
Hard to Tell
Golfer—This is absolutely terri
ble, I’ve never played so poorly
Caddy — Oh, then, you have
played before, mister?
Tessie—I can’t understand why
I didn’t get the job.
Friend—Well, what did the office
manager ask you?
“He asked me if my punctuation
“And what did you say?”
“I said I’d never been late for
work in my life.”
But when Fate destines one t»
ruin it begins by blinding tha eyes
of his understanding. — James
And he’s right! No need to pay bin
money when GROVE’S A Bt and D
Vitamins cost only 250 for over two
weeks’ supply. The larger siie is even '
more economical — only $1.00 for
over lO weeks’supply. Each capsule
supplies your daily protective require*
ments of essential Vitamins A and D
plus famous Pi. Unit for unit yoa
can t get finer quality.
teed! Today start taking
Always do the very best you can.
Try "Rub-My-Tlim"—a Wonderful Liniment
Don’t Neglect Them!
Nature designed the kidneya to do •
marvelous job. Their task is to keep the
flowing blood stream free of an excess of
toxic impurities. The act of living—lift
itself—is constantly producing waste
matter the kidneys must remove frogs
the blood If good heath Is to endure.
When the kidneys fail to function as
Nature intended, there is retention of
waste that may cause body-wide dis
tress. One may suffer nagging backache,
persistent headache, attacks of dizziness,
getting up nights, swelling, pufitness
under the eyes—feel tired, nervous, all
Frequent, scanty or burning passages
are sometimes further evidence of kid
ney or bladder disturbance.
The recognized and proper treatment
Is a diuretic medicine to help the kidneya
get rid of excess poisonous body waste.
Use Doan's Pills. They have had more
than forty years of public approval. Are
endorsed the country over. Insist on
Doan's. Sold at all drug stores.
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