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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 22, 1955)
The Frontier Woman . . .
Eleventh Hour Tip: Jar of Jelly
By BLANCHE SPANN PEASE, Homemaking Editor
• xoaay x thought I’d like to
share with you some last-minute
ideas for Christmas. If you for
got someone or were unable to
stretch the budget for all to whom
you would like to give gifts, don’t
forget that a jar of your home
made jelly, or a different kind of
pickles will be enjoyed by almost
anyone. If you raised popcorn and
your friends did not, they’ll cer
tainly enjoy that.
I have even known home-made
• soap to be given as a gift and
highly appreciated, too, because
it has to be bought otherwise.
Many folks love home-made
* bread and for one reason or an
other never have any to eat, so
a gift of a loaf or two of home
made bread is usually appreci
ated by those who don’t bake.
Folks who live in town and do
not have their own meat will
welcome a beef or pork roast or
a chicken with loud cries of de
light and at Christmas time a
pint of country cream will delight
anyone — such a delicious gift!
Nearly everyone has extra use for
cream at Christmas time.
Some folks make fruit or apple
sauce cakes that are out of this
world and such a welcome gift to
other households, and some gath
er bushels of nuts and crack and
bors gave us a batch of something
similar to this one Christinas and
it was extremely delicious and a
change from other types of
Christmas candies, too.
One cup white syrup, one cup
sugar, one cup thin cream, one
teaspoon vanilla. Boil together
until it forms a soft ball when
tested in cold water. Two cups
cornflakes, four cups crisp cer
eal, one cup nutmeats. Crush
cornflakes slightly; pour cooked
mixture over the cereal and nut
meats. Then press mixture into
greased pan about 8x14 in size.
Press down well so it will stick
Cherry walnut divinity is a real
Christmassy confection, a candy
everybody will like.
CHERRY WALNUT DIVINITY
Two egg whites, 1/8 teaspoon
salt, one cup chopped candied
cherries, two cups light brown
sugar, one cup water, one cup
chopped walnuts, one teaspoon
vanilla flavoring, one cup corn
Boil sugar, syrup, salt and wa
ter to form a firm ball (248 F.)
Pour slowly, beating constantly,
over stiffly beaten egg whites.
Beat until candy begins to stiffen.
Add candied cherries, flavoring
and nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls
onto waxed paper, or pour into
well buttered pans. When cold
cut in squares.
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You will note we have no Fron
tier Woman letters from readers.
We need some. Send yours to Mrs.
Blanche Pease, The Frontier
Woman, Atkinson, Nebr. Be sure
to put The Frontier Woman no
tation on your letter. We give a
three-months’ subscription to The
Frontier for any letter we use
Mrs. Vera Morsbach of Inman
visited Monday afternoon with
Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Brittell.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Carney and
Jack Carney of San Diego, Calif.,
arrived Friday to spend Christ
mas with Leo and Edmond Car
Capt. and Mrs. H. M. Christen
sen and children left Monday for
Chappell to spend Christmas with
Misses Hilda and Helen Galla
gher will leave Friday for La
crosse, Wise., to spend the holi
shell them on winter nights, pre
senting the precious nutmeats to
delighted recipients. Some raise
their own apples and pass them
along to other delighted friends.
! Some folks make the best home
| made noodles, or rich, dark choc
olate cakes, moist and taste
tempting . . . delectable gifts if
I ever heard of them.
Some farm wives put up their
own mincemeat and you can just
bet a pint of that will tickle the
palate of the person who doesn’t
Maybe somebody at your house
ate a certain kind of pickles and
thought they were just so good.
Well, now is the time to present
them with a jar and the recipe so
they can make their own next
year. The same goes for a certian
kind of cookies that everybody at
yours house thinks is super.
It is nice to have some sort of
candy, cookies or popcorn balls
on the Christmas tree for visiting
small fry to each take one home.
Last year we used cellophane
wrapped candy canes on our tree
and each small visitor was al
lowed to select a candy cane to
take home with them.
Nuts are rather expensive but
here is a recipe that makes a de
lectable cookie and doesn’t call
for any nuts, just flavoring. It is
one of Ray’s particular favorites.
ALMOND FLAVORED COOKIES
Mix in the order given: One
cup brown sugar, one cup white
sugar, 1 Vz cups butter and lard,
two eggs (well beaten), one tea
spoon soda dissolved .in two ta
blespoons vinegar, two teaspoons
baking powder, four cups sifted
flour, % teaspoon salt, one tea
spoon baking powder, four cups
sifted flour, % teaspoon salt, one
teaspoon vanilla, extract, one al
Roll into balls and make the
size of a walnut. Press down criss
cross with a fork dipped in flour.
Bake on a lightly greased cooky
sheet in a 375 F. degree oven for
about 15 minutes.
This cereal candy is quick to
make up and delicious and not
as rich as some of the candies you
might make, if you have to count
the calories. One of our neigh
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Mrs. Howard Claycombe, sr., of
Chicago, 111., came Saturday, De
cember 17, to spend the holidays
with her son and daughter-in-law,
Rev. and Mrs. Howard Clay
combe, jr., and children. Mr. Clay
combe is expected to arrive later
Mrs. K. N. Adams and her pu
pils of Valley Center school dis
trict 107 presented a Christmas
program at the school last Thurs
day evening. There was a large
attendance. Lunch of sandwiches,
cookies and coffee was served.
Miss Eula Wintermote came on
Sunday from Ft. Collins, Colo.,
where she is attending college to
visit her mother, Mrs. John Win
termote, and other relatives and
friends during the holidays.
Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Alderson
left Thursday, December 15, for
Greeley, Colo., where they will
spend the holidays with their
sons-in-law and daughters, Mr.
and Mrs. Weaver Brotherton and
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Barnett,
and families. On December 20
the Aldersons planned to observe
their 30th wedding anniversary at
the Barnett home in Greeley. They
expect to make an extended visit
in California, Arizona and other
places before returning to Cham
Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Covey left
Friday for Weslaco, Tex., to spend
Christmas with her sister.
Students arriving home for the
holidays are: Beverly Platt from
college at Greenville, S.C.; Mar
ilyn Walter, from Morningside
college, Sioux City; James Tange
man, from Wesleyan university,
Lincoln; Vivian Harley, from
Seward college; Duane Porter,
from Greenville, S.C. Others ex
pected later this week include Mr.
and Mrs. Jerald McClanahan and
boys and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ad
ams and children of Omaha.
Jerald and Robert both attend
Grace Bible Institute.
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Elkins
and two daughters of Wood Lake
were recent visitors with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Wright, and other relatives. The
girls remained for a few days
while the family moved to Nor
The Woman’s society of the
Methodist church held a bake
sale Saturday afternoon, Decem
ber 17. The sale netted about $28.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fees and
son left recently for Los Angeles,
Calif., to spend the holidays with
his brother-in-law and sister, Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Farrier, and
Santa Claus visited Chambers
on Saturday, December 17, with
treats for the kiddies. He was met
by a large crowd of eager young
sters. There was also a free show
presented by the Commercial club.
Sunday, December 18, dinner
guests in the Frank Porter home
were Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Smith,
Mrs. Cordia Smith, Mr. and Mrs.
Wayne Rowse and children, all
of Chambers; Mr. and Mrs. Clif
ford Clemens and Jimmie of Am
elia and Duane Porter of Green
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Brion
and boys of Neligh and Mrs.
Maude Brion of Ewing were Sun
day evening, December 18, guests
in the J. W. Walter home.
Mr. and Mrs. William Reninger
plan to leave Thursday, December
22, for Columbus, O., to visit
their son and daughter-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Reninger,
and children. Eleanor Porter will
accompany them. Mrs. Esther
Woods planned to go with them
as far as Lincoln where she will
spend the holidays with her son
in-law and daughter, Mr. and
Mrs. Les Hanna, and with other
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Osborne
of Wisner and sister, Mrs. Ida
Anderson of Norfolk, spent from
Wednesday, December 14, until
Saturday with relatives at Cham
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Thorin vis
ited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.
H. Johnson, at Page Sunday, De
MrS. Lela Grubb, administratrix
of the estate of the late J. A. O.
and Victoria Wood, held a sale of
the real estate and personal prop
erty on Friday. Fred Catron pur
chased the real estate, according
to Col. Ed Thorin of O’Neill, auc
PAGE—Officials of the Page
telephone company this week
are appealing to the patrons for
cooperation when emergencies
arise. Curious patrons are urged
to refrain from using the phones
during emergencies, keeping the
line and switchboard clear for
handling the calls for persons
In case of a town fire there
will be three blasts of the siren;
in case of a rural fire, five
If general assistance is need
ed a general alarm will be
“It would greatly facilitate
operations and enable the op
erator to be free to handle
emergency calls if you will ob
serve these rules,” a spokesman
To Visit Here—
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Burgess
and family arrived Friday to visit
his parents, Dr. and Mrs. L. A.
Burgess. Warren returned to Om
aha Sunday. Mrs. Burgess and
children remained for an extend
ed visit while their new home in
Omaha is being completed. Mr.
Burgess will return for the holi
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fetrow en
tertained Sunday at dinner Mr.
and Mrs. Dale Fetrow and family.
The dinner was in honor of
ETSM Fred Fetrow, who left to
day, (Thursday) for San Francis
co, Calif., where he will go on
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Merry Christmas, Everyone!
Phone 38 Easy Terms O’Neill
To each of our won
derful customers we
extend a heartfelt
wish for a very
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Parish Priest Is
EMMET—On Thursday after
noon, December 13, the ladies of
the Altar society surprised Rev.
Francis Price and Mrs. Henry
Martin at a pre-Christmas party
at the Church of the Epiphany
The ladies gave Mrs. Martin a
12-piece luggage set and they pre
sented Father Price an electric
A lunch of Ice cream, cake and
coffee was served.
Mrs. Norbert Uhl, Mrs. John
Melvin and Miss Mary Holliday,
all of O’Neill, were guests.
Father Price entertained the of
ficers of the Altar society club,
Study club and the Holy Name
club at a dinner in O’Neill. They
returned to his home where they
spent the evening socially and
playing cards. Mrs. Martin, Wil
liam Mullen, Mr. and Mrs. John
Tenborg and Mr. and Mrs. Edgar
Peterson of Amelia were guests.
Other Emmet News
Mrs. Wayne Fox and children
visited Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fox
at O’Neill Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Keith Abart and
children and Miss Mary Holliday,
all of O’Neill, were guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Abart and Dercy
The Wayne Bates family were
dinner guests of John Kee at O’
Neill Sunday. Mrs. John Kee is
visiting her daughter at Sioux
Mr. and Mrs. William Petsche
and Patty Judge of O’Neill were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wink
ler on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Burge and
family of Amelia and a friend
from McPherson, Kans., were
guests of Mrs. Bessie Burge and
June on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. George Ramold
recently moved into the Leon
Beckwith house, which was for
merly occupied by the Jim Ken
A Merry Christmas
Happy New Year
L. G. Gillespie
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