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Loup City Northwestern
A LIVE NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN A LIVE TOWN
YoU MK XXXVI LOUP CITY, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, MAY 10, 1917 NUMBER 21
A. C. lUcry had a telephone put in
John Anderson «u hauling hay one
day last week
Ed Welty * urked (or Rov Leininger
several days last week
Mr* riant liurihart visited at the
Malm home last Sunday
K_ K Kn< k*c»n lost a fine and yal
sstde cult one day last week.
Miss Has*-! Burns visited a couple
of daps last week with Miss Edith
Mr aad Mr* Wm Hudson visited
at the A. I*. Malm home Monday
* Mrs G W Anderson spent a (ew
ays with Mr. and Mrs. August An
derson this week.
Alfred and Emil Malm, attended the
. 'unerai ot Mrs CUa* Swanson of Cum
stock. last Sunday
Mr and Mrs J W. Harrow and Mr
aad Mrs A E lnrkinson spent Sun
day afternoon at the J H Welty home.
M m Leintwger left Monday for Kan
sas City U bring home his wife who
Urn* been there taking medical treat
A large crowd attended the- sewing
society at the Malm place last Wed
nesday in spite of the disagreeable
The Happy Hollow and Cole Creek
’«*a* hall team* will c rows bats
atll riu'cdav It ha- not been decided
ywt who h teal! park the game will be
placed c*r You better come and help us
Whew the smiles of spring appear.
I*rag the roads;
A lien th< summer time is here,
Brag the roads
Whew the torn is in the ear
la the winter cold and drear
!very season of the year
1 *rag the roads
When you've nothing else to do.
Itrag the roads.
If but for an hour or two.
ftrwg the roads
It will keep them good a* new.
With a purpose firm and true
1'hU ia line its up to >'ou
. Brag the road*.
Taken from the Kansas Industrialist ”
Ofu ial list of letters patent of in
rcwtbjw issued from the Cniied States
Patent offbe at Washington. D. C.
ta inhabitants of Nebraska for the
week ending May 5, 1917. as reported
through the office of Sturgess & Stur
g<- s. Registered Patent Attorneys.
Suite ;::jo Bee Bldg., Omaha. Neb.
Mason O. Goble, Beatrice, carrier
for handling eggs.
John C. Green. Harwell, rotary tooth
Chailes T. Nelson. Oakland, auto
Thorwald B. Peterson. Omaha, au
; tomoblle* steering mechanism.
George M. Rice. Lincoln, trench ex
; cavating machine.
Charles K. Stenberg. Genoa, dirigi
ble automobile headlight.
Clifford Wilcox. Belden. flexible
Ralston M. Van Ness, Fairburv, dis
tributing so ut and overflow receiver
for grain elevators.
CITY COUNCIL MEETS.
The city council met Monday even
ing. The meeting was important and
several hou. s were spent in discuss
ing ways and means for the better
ment of conditions in Loup City. Seve
ral ordinances that have been violated
frequently recently, will be enforced
to the letter in the future, and notices
to that effect are printed elsewhere in
Mayor \V. T. Gibson outlined a plan
for a lean up” campaign and issued
a pro. tarnation to that effect.
The new council is now thoroughly
'organized, the “newness” of several
of the members having worn off. and
it is expected that the boys' sessions
will not hu so long now that they are
thoroughly onto the ropes.
Cow owners of Loup City and vi
cinity will he held strictly account
able for all damages to lawns and
gardens and the depredations of such
animals while at large. This nuisance
must I..- abated, and the ordinances
will tie strictly enforced in regard to
all violations thereof.
PETER ROWE, City Clerk.
.■ s wagons.
lots, roller skates or kindred de
- on tile sidewalks within the fire
limits of Loup Citj must cease at
or.ce All offenders after this notice
aiqe-ars w ill lie subject to arrest and
a fine as provided by city ordinance.
PETER ROWE. City Clerk.
Mi-- Julia Jelinek came over from
her home at Ravenna. Wednesday
evening for a visit here writh her
friend. Miss Lucille Bartunek.
Men are mighty careful about the friends they select,
for in their friends are usually reflected their own
Too few men appreciate the fact that a good or bad
impression may be formed of them through the hasty
sun - y of their apparel—they do not realize the necces
lty for care in the selection of their wardrobe.
High Art Clothes
have for fifty years distinguished men who knew the
personal value of correct^ attire. In that style of these
well known clothes, best adopted to your type, you will
• And the solution of your clothing problem.
. Wear these clotees—your association with them will
redound to your benefit.
LOUP CITY NEWS NOTES.
Remember Saturday, May 12. is “tag
Homer Ogle was a caller at Rock
j vilie. Wedntsday.
If 'any man refuses to be tagged
next Saturday shoot him on the spot.
P. E. O. "Tag Day” Saturday, May
12. For the benefit of the public li
Take your cream, eggs and poul
, try to F. M. Henry, the independent
j buyer and get the top price.
Mrs. W. S. Day arrived here Wed
nesday evening from Aurora for a visit
with her daughter. Mrs. B. G. Travis,
and family. —
Carl Amick came home Wednesday,
from Lincoln, where he has been at
tending school the past year, for a fe-.
days' visit with his parents.
A very large crowd is expected to
be in town tonight to attend the U. P
preparedness special at the opera
house. Do not fail to attend.
John Cynova and wife were up from
Ashton Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Cy
nova will soon leave for Crosbyjpn.
Texas, where Mr. Cynova will have
charge of a garage.
I Carnations for Mothers’ day, from
the Pritschau greenhouse, for sale at
the Rexall Drug store on Saturday.
May 12. The supply is limited, so put in
your order early or phone 58.
J. S. Pedler. W. T. Chase and O. A.
Woods made a trip to Broken Bow
in Mr. Woods' auto last Thursday and
returned Friday. The roads wers
something fierce and the gentlemei
were about all in when they arrived
The Northwestern has been re
quested to announce that there will
l be a ball game at Wes Miller's place
1 on Cole Creek next Sunday. The Cole
Creek sluggers will play the Happy
Hollow smashers. A good game is
Mrs. H. L. Miller and little daugh
ter came over Monday from Scotia
to spend a few days visiting with her
parents. Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Daily.
Mrs. Miller left Tuesday morning for
Lincoln, where she will visit a while
with relatves and friends.
P. E. Hansen of the Hansen Lumber i
Co., has an ad on the fourth page of
this week's Northwestern that is in
eresting reading. Mr. Hansen has giv
en a few figures about prices that are i
surprising to say the least. Turn over
to the fourth age and read the Hansen
Lumber Co., ad.
The Northwestern received a card
from Emil J. Schoening this week re
questing that his paper be sent to
Great Lakes, Illinois. Mr. Schoening
will receive several months training
at Great Lakes before being given a
position on one of Uncle Sam's war
Beginning with today. Thursday,
May 10. the Union Pacific morning
and evening trains wrill carry no mail.
While this cuts down the service ma
terially, no one will be seriously in
convenienced as the Burlington will
handle the mail the transfer being
made at St. Paul.
Ashton is the banner towrn in the
state, if not the United States in the
number of men joining the colors.
Since the war began twenty-four men
have enlisted and if there is another
town of less than 500 inhabitants in
the country that can show a record
that equals this we would like to hear
The P. E .O. ladies will be on the
street next Saturday and each lady
will have a supply of tags which they
will sell for from ten cents up. The
proceeds will be used for the benefit
of the township public library. Re
('member Saturday, May 12. is tag day
You can buy all the tags you want tc
but don't be grouchy and refuse to
John G. Gayler, Ensign U. S. N., C. D
R., and George Barrett, chief electri
cian in the navy, will be in Loup City
tonight. May 10. and deliver interest
ing lectures on the question of sub
marines. The meeting wil be at the
high school building and every young
man shold be there. Arrangements will
be made to adjourn to the opera house
when the farmers meeting is over and
to show moving pictures in connection
with the submarine question.
Monday’s Daily Bee contained an
item of news that probably would
have never been known in Loup City
had it not appeared in the daily. The
item was in he college notes and an
nounced that Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Tay
lor had given $30,500 to the endow
ment fund of Hastings college located
at Hastings, Neb. This is a magnifi
cent gift and is evidence that Mr. and
Mrs. Taylor are doing all in their
power to make the educational facili
ties of our state equal to any in the
Mrs.- Dick Bradley was recently
operated upon at Grand Island. She
sent the two oldest boys, Clyde and
Lee, up to Ord to stay with their aunt.
Mrs. Geo. Hubbard. This was a coun
l>le of weeks ago and when Clyde
came up he had something the ma'ter
with one of his eyes. It was not
thought to be serious however. Later
it proved to be an ulcer and it was
thought best to take him home. He
went to the Island Sunday under the
care of Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Huff.—
Rev. F. W. Burleigh of Cortland,
pastor and soldier, is one of the first
Nebraskans to qualify for attendance
at the Fort Snelling officers' training
camp. Rev. Burleigh passed the phy
sical examination and was accepted.
Mr. Burleigh is pastor of the First
Congregational church at Cortland,
and the church may grant him a leave
of absence during his service. He will
enter either the infantry or coast ar
tillery. having served in both.—Rev.
Burleigh is the son of J. W. Bur
leigh, formerly a resident of Loup
City and for nine years the editor of
The Burlington construction gang
finished up a set of large platform
scales at Cashing last week Thursday
evening. The boss balanced the scales
when he left them for the night. In
the morning when he sawr the plat
form covered with snow he went to
see how much of the “beautiful" was
heaped upon the platform and found
it weighed 720 pounds. A gallon of
water weighs eight pounds so that
Uiere was heaped up on those scales
as the result of the Thursday night
storm just 90 gallons of water. That
will give you a chance to figure, if
you are good at figures, how much
water 1^11 during that storm on one
acre of ground or on a farm or on
the whole surface of Valley county.—
The Courier editor was surprised
and pleased this morning to greet
Judge Aaron Wall and C C. Outhouse
of his old home at Loup City, this
state, who came in on 41 and left for
Lusk, Wvo„ on the Northwestern,
where they were going to look after
some land holdings owned by them
and others of Loup City. Judge Wall
is one of the most prominent lawyers
and politicians in the state, serving
several terms in the state senate anti
on the judicial bench, and considered
one of the be^t criminal lawyers in
the west. Mr. Outhouse is one of the
leading stockmen of central Nebraska
and both gentlemen are old time
friends of the editor and royal good
fellows all around. Wish they would
come out to this best bountry on earth
to make their homes.—Crawford Cour
PRETTY HOME WEDDING.
Married at the home of the bride's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Casteel,
Tesday evening. May S. 1917, at seven
o'clock, their daughter, Bernice Eliza
beth to Mr. Claude E. Burt of Lincoln.
Rev. Waggoner, pastor of the United
Brethren Church of Litchfield, tying
the nuptial knot which united the
lives of <hese estimable young people,
the ring ceremony being used. Only a
few of the immediate relatives of the
bride and groom and a number of in
timate friends witnessed the cere
Promptly at 7 o'clock to the strain
of the wedding march played by Miss
Lila Goodwin, the young couple took
their places amid beautiful flowers. Af
ter congratulations a three course din
ner was served and a most pleasant
evening was passed. The bride was
most becomingly attired in a dress of
white satin trimmed in silver lace and
carrying the beautiful bridal roses.
Mr. and Mrs. Burt are well and fa
vorably known in this community anrl
are highly esteemed by all who know
The hapy couple leave for Lincoln,
Thursday noon where they will make
their future home, the groom being
employed as bookkeeper for the Amer
ican Brick & Supply Company in that
city. They have the best wishes of the
A very pretty wedding took place at
the'home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Q. Pray,
ten miles northeast of Loup City, Wed
nesday evening. May 9. Rev. J. L.
Dunn officiating, when their son. Jay
E. Pray was united in marriage to
Miss Lottie Bell Henderson.
The wedding took place at 8 o'clock.
Only the relatives and immediate
friends of the bride and groom be
ing present, but there were sufficient
fo fill the house. The bride was beauti
ful in her gown of white silk, carrying
a bouquet of carnations and ferns
and no less handsome was the groom
in his conventional black suit. Imme
diately after the ceremony the com
pany were invited to the dining room
where the tables decorated with large
bouquets of cut flowers and ferns,
were sptead with a most sumptuous
feast to which the guests did ample
Mrs. Pray has a host of friends
in Greeley county who feel that their
loss wTill be our gain as she was belov
ed by all who knew her. Especially
will she he missed in the home where
she was housekeeper for her wMdowed
father since the.age of ten years. The
groom js a young man well known in
the community and to judge by the
royal reception given him by the young
people of the neighborhood last even
ing. Mr. Pray must have been a favor
ite among them.
Mr. and Mrs. Jay E. Pray will be at
home on the J. Q. Pray farm, as Mr.
and Mrs. J. Q. Pray expect to move to
Try an ad in the Northwestern.
MONTHLY CROP REPORT
Washington, D. C.. May S. 1317.—A
i summary of the May crop report for
the State of Nebraska as complied by
the Bureau of Crop Estimates (and
transmitted through the Weather Bu
I reau). l\ S„ Department of Agricul
j ture. is as follows
General Review of Crop Conditions in
State, May 1.
Most of the counties will have a lit
tle winter wheat, ranging from the
; occasional field to a better condition
' in a few of the less important counties
where possibly one-third to one-half
<(f the acreage will be left. Many of
the most important counties will have
| practically no wheat.. In eastern coun
i ties farmers have not yet decided
| whether to plow up the wheat fields or
: ‘o leave them. If many of these fields
I do not show at least a fair prospect by
the latter part of the month they will
be planted to corn.
The condition of the wheat in the
eastern counties is very bad. Even
! some of the better fields are nearly
| a month late, weedy, thin stand, and ,
j with many of the underground stems
1 sa badly damaged that it is doubtful
if many of them can carry the neces- ]
sary nourishment from soil. At be.st.
the yield will he light, with unfavor
able weather it may he almost nothing.
In the western part of the State, the
condition of a part of the wheat is
fairly good. In the central part of the
State where we have the large acre
age. there is practically no wheat upon
which to report condition.
Even the rye was more or less dam
aged and many reports indicate a cer
tain percentage of abandonment. The
condition of ryt left for harvest is low
hut is improving.
i ne abandonment ot aitaita win be
very large but the extent is yet doubt
ful. The greateSt damage appears to
be confined to a strip east and west
through the center of the State which
includes many of the most important
counties, hut reports indicate damage
over the entire State. Fields over three
and four years killed out worst. The
extent of the damage to last fall seed
ing depends upon the quantity of mois
ture which was conserved previously
| to seeding. Red clover killed out bad
ly. From a study of many field condi
tions. both clover and alfalfa was
damaged by the drought and freezing.
The supply of hay on farms is per
haps the lowest for some time. The
shipments were much htrger than us
ual but not equal to the demand.
Farmers are delayed with the plow
ing due to a late spring, rains, extr.'
large per cent of work to be done and
the shortage of necessary power. Pro
•ically all small grain is seeded ami
orn planting has begun. With a large
increased acreage, this means a very
busy month. Pastures are backward.
General Review of Weather Conditions
For April, 1917.
The weather for the month averaged
cold and wet. The lowest temperatures
occured in the first ten days and were
near 20 degrees; the highest occured
between the loth and 20th and were
mostly above 85 degrees. The precipi
tation was slightly below normal in
most of the western half of the State,
where it was near or somewhat below
2 inches. In the eastern half it was de
cidedly above normal and ranged from
4 to 6 inches generally. Much of tl#
precipitation was snow but it melted
as it fell quite generally.
GIRLS’ TRACK MEET.
The high school girls will hold a
track meet on the high school play
ground Wednesday, May 16, at 3:30
p. m. The events are as follows:
i Baseball throw.
Basket ball throw.
Hundred yard dash.
Fifty yard dash.
Running hoard jump.
Class baseball relay.
Inter-class baseball game. Freshmen
and Juniors vs. Sohomores and Seni
ors. Admission 15c. Grade children 10c.
A BIG SUCCESS.
The campaign of the Union Pacific
railroad to bring the spare land along
its right of way under cultivation has
met with phenomenal success.
Approximately 26.000 acre3 will be
under cultivation in 1917. Including
the branch lines, the right of way of
the Union Pacific is almost 3,700
miles long, and the right of way acres
which will be used for the raising
of food crops during the coming sum
mer, if all in one piece, would make
a strip of land approximately 100
feet wide and 2.200 miles long.
Most of this land has been leased
to the owners of adjoining farms at a
nominal rental of one dollar per year.j
Some of it has been under cultivation
in previous years, but the recent ap
peal to President Wilson for co-op
eration in increasing the farm yield
of the country has given tremendous
impetus to the extended use of these
right of way acres. ^
*The figures given above do not in
clude small patches that will be cnl !
tivated by the Union Pacific employees
and others with whom temporary ar
rangements have been made and will
be made during the planting season.
By the "time all of these small pieces
are put under cultivation it will prob
ably add several thousand acres a.I
ditional to the sum total.
If the other railroads of the country
do as well in proportion, it will mean
a tremendous increase in the pro
duction of more food stuffs which is
now so essential in the world wide
struggle to overcome the destruction
being wrought by German subma
, The maority of this land is in the
richest agricultural sections of the
dates through which the rairoad runs.
It is scattered along the main line
if the Union Pacific in Nebraska, Kan
sas, Utah. Wyoming and Colorado, and
on the branch lines, especially in
■Cansas and Nebraska.
Not all of the right of way of the
Union Pacific is available for farm
purposes. In some places the right
of way is leased on both sides of the
track, and in others only one side of
ihe track is under lease.
The Union Pacific officials antici
pate that practically all of this land
will ultimately have to he used for
purely railroad purposes, but until
that time conies, it is intended to en
courage the leasing of it for agricul
tural purposes to as large an extent
as possible. Especially is this true
during the present war emergency.
As this is a time of the year when
the accumulation of the past year, and j
especially the winter months are lit
tering the streets and alleys of oili
city and the regular clean-up time
has been delayed several weeks by un
favorable weather, I. as mayor of
Loup City hereby issue this proclama
ion; That from May 15 to 20 be ob
served as annual clean-up days in
Loup City and that the streets, alleys
and back yards of the city be thor
oughly gone over and all rubbish,
manure and tin cans be removed.
Done at Loup City, this 7th day of
W. T. GIBSON. Mayor.
DENTISTS TO MEET AT OMAHA
Omaha. May 2. — The Nebraska
State Dental soi iety has selected June
4 to 7 as the date for their annual
convention in Omaha. This organiza
tion. one of the largest in the state,
has assurances of the biggest attend
ance in its history.
A program of enteraihment is being
arranged by the local committee
which will surpass any previous af
fairs of the conventions in Omaha.
The program will include Nebraska
dentists as well as out of the state
dentists who come to Omaha for this
BOYS AND GIRLS CONTEST
J. \V. Long, O. E. Longacre and J. S.
Pedler as a committee, have arranged
the following prizes for boys and girls
For the Loup City boy or girl under
18 years of age who labors as’a farm
hand or domestic the greatest number
of days between the closing of school
in the spring and commencement of
school in the fall, not including Sun
Second Prize. 10.00
Third Prize. 5.00
For the most productive acre of corn
in the county planted, tended and husk
ed hv any boy in the county under 18
years of age:
Second Prize. 10.00
Third Prize. 5.00
For the best kept garden lot in Loup
City by a boy or girl under IS years
of age. lot to be the size of 25x50 feet
Second Prize. 10.00
Third Prize. 5.0*
* A prize of $10 will be given to the
organization of boys or girls under IS
years of age for the best kept vacant
lot as a garden, in Loup City.
Contestants for best kept garden or
vacant lot must register with the sec
retary. J. S. Pedler on or before July
Contestants for best acre of corn, on
or before Sept. 1, 1917.
Contestants of time employed as -i
farm hand or domestic, Sep. 15, 19.7.
Boys and girls, get busy and register
in the time required by the commiuef
By Order of The Committee.
CANE REPLACES CORN.
In case patches of corn are de
stroyed by too much rain, replanting
with cane as late as the first of July
is recommended by the department
of animal husbandry of the University
of Nebraska. Cane is an appetizing
feed for stock, produces a crop in a
short growing season, and gives a
large yield. Furthermore, it is very
Attend the Union Pacific Prepared
ness Special tonight.
The following is the program to be given by the choruses and the girl’s gym
nasium class of the high school, on Friday evening. May 11, at the high school
!. Spring Morning ...Prindlp
O'er the Waters Gliding (from Tales of Hoffman).Ofienbach
Gleam. Gleam, O Silver Stream.P. De Faye
2. Lift Thine Eyes (from Elijah)....Mendelssoim
Crossing the Bar . Barnby
The Lost Chord .Sullivan
3. Daddy . Behrend
Welcome Pretty Primrose .Piasuti
Girls’ Double Quartet
1. All thru the Night .Old Welsh
Autumn Lullaby . Fean's
5. Bridal Chorus (from the Rose Maiden) .Coweti
8. Just a Wearvin’ for You .Bond
7. Soldiers Chorus (from Faust) .Gounod
Boola Song .'..Hirsh
Boating Song ..Ely
1. Tactic Drill
2. Mazurka Step
3. Wand Drill
5. Swedish Folk Game
Star Spangled Banner to be sung by audience and chorus
Program begins at 8 P. M. No Admission.
Summer Normal Session
OPENS MONDAY, JUNE 4, 1917, IN THE
St. Paul Normal and Business College
SL Paul, Nebraska
! COURSES OFFERED
All subjects leading,to all grades of County Teachers’
All subjects leading to all grades of City and State
All subjects leading to a Life or Professional Certifi
Our Model School Work and Primary Methods will be
a strong feature.
Full credit will be given for all work done during our
Expenses will be LOW and accommodations excellent.
Commercial and Stenographic Courses also offered.
For Further Information Kindly Address
ST. PAUL NORMAL AND BUSINESS COLLEGE
JOS. S. ZOCHOLL, Manager
St. Paul, .... Nebraska
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