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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 2, 1922)
RED CLOUD. NEBRASKA. CHIEF
JPlan to Cut
Agreement Made by Farmers to
Reduce Supply Because of
LAST YEAR'S CROP IS UNSOLD
One Nebraska Farmer Shipped Car
load of Corn to Montana, Paid
Freight Bill of $416.58 and
The proposal to curtail corn ncrcugo
In the West lu 1022 Is likely to uiTect
the price of. food before the cud of
the year. The entire country Is
heavily interested because If success
ful, It means an Increase In the cost
of corn nnd meat, with a resultant und
sympathetic Increase In the price of
wheut nud bread. Nebruuku Ik not tho
only stnto In which the movement lu
gaining ground. Iowa, Kansas, Mis
sourl, Illinois, South Dakota and all
tho states of tho great "Bread Daskot"
are moving In tho same direction.
Signs are- plentiful throughout tho
Middle West that far less corn than
usual will bu planted unless there Is
an immediate and considerable In
crease In the prlco of that cereal.
Most farmers recognlzo that tho
prlco ef corn Is not duo to any com
bination of cnpltnl or a "conspiracy,"
but fa governed solely becauso of tho
law of supply und demand and they
we preparing to cut tho supply.
Farmer It Stung.
Nebraska farmers are getting about
17 cents for their corn. Farmers In
Ktatcs closer to inurkcts arc getting
a cent or two more Two weeks ago u
farmer near Iirokcn Bow, Neb.,
fchipped a carload of corn to Billings,
Mont. Tho freight was 5410.58. Tho
(Telling prlco in Billings was $410.52.
Tho farmer puld tho difference, six
cents. lie had provided the land and
need, planted and worked the corn,
gathcrod and shucked It, hauled It to
the railroad station nud then puld out
six cents for all his trouble.
All over the corn belt the farmers
arc having similar experiences.
Tho executive committee of the Illi
nois Agricultural association has
lecommcnded to tho Illinois fanners
that they cut the acreago they will
plant In corn for 1022. Illinois Is the
second largest corn producing state in
A special committee from the state
furui bureau federations of Iowa, Indl
anui Kansas nnd Missouri has ad
vised similar nctlon. Iowa Is tho
heaviest corn producing stntc In Amer
ica. Missouri, also, Is close to the top.
Indiana is not far away, The Kansas
corn crop Is second only to the Kansas
Thousands of farmers lu the corn
Machine That Predicts the Tides
Tills machine, possessed by tiie coast and geodetic survey In Washington,
predicts the tides in any body of water in tho United States from two or three
years in.ndvance. Tho machine not only records the year, but the month, day,
hour and mlnuto of either high or low tide, lit-this picture the operator Is re
vcnllng the tldo prediction for Port Townsend, Wns.h., for the cor 102:1.
Seeks "Cell for Winter";
Gets One for Forty Years !?j
Pnrrv Sound. Ont. Knrlv
! vnnrfl In tlift lumKhHitiiirv wns tho V
;; sentence Imposed by Police Mag- i
I : Istrato Georgo Mooro on Ste- V
' ,'. ulinn V.lU'lctlll.- W'lin rJnmlml
llll.l ........ .,, ....w ,.....WVW ,
guilty to Binnsning i winnows, i
"In order to earn n term In a '
nice wurm Jail for tho winter." j,j
Dog Acme of Politeness.
Boston. Thero Is a French bulldog
that Is the ncme of politeness. Ills
nnmo Is O'cst Tol nnd ho Is tho prop,
erty of Miss Allco V. Dunne of -10
Cortes street, Boston.
Cost Tol got his reputation as an
extremely polito cnnlno when ho
chanced to pick up a lady's coat that
was fragging on tho floor, Ho did this
no gracefully and with such evident
enjoyment that he was -Immediately
ulckname'd "the Page" by bta loving
belt states still have on hand tho corn
they rnlscd In 1021. They have re
fused to sell at tho low prices. Itecent
action of tho War Finance corporation
Is permitting them to hold on to tho
corn already In their bins. These
farmers, In thousands of cases, arc
preparing not to produce crops In 1022,
but to hold their present grain for tho
Increase In price which must Inevitably
follow If tho production Is cut.
Will Reduce Acreage.
One big land company has 5,000
acres of land at Herman, Neb. Or
dinarily, this company plants 2,000
ncrcs to corn every year. Hero Is
what one of tho owners of tho com
pany, as well as owner of the Omaha
Bee and ono of the most prominent
business men In this stntc has to say:
"There 1? no doubt thnt if corn is
not up to the cost of production lu tho
coming year, In a systematic or an in
dividual way farmers will decide not
to plant it. On our C.OOOncre farm,
notmn acre of com will bo planted un
less tho price goes up to meet the cost
of raising a crop. Wojiavo notified
tho manager to summer fallow tho
"A. E. F." Frawley, With 17
Wounds, Must Prove She
Is Still Alive.
OFFICIALLY REPORTED "DEAD"
Several Installments of War Risk In
surance Paid to Family Now
Everything Possible Is Being
Done to Correct Record.
San Antonio, Texas. America's
greatest woman World war hero, Miss
Aleno E. Fruwley, who has been
wounded and Bhot, burled alive nnd
bombed, und carries seventeen wound
stripes on her coat sleeve, now Is fuc
lug what she calls the toughest Job of
all thnt of proving to the world that
she Is still nllvel
And all this because, following the
bombing of un emergency hospital In
the trenches at Chateau Thierry, fehe
was officially reported "dead" lu the
government war casualty records.
"A. E. F." that's what the boys
"over there" called her, because of her
initials headed for France two
mouths after the United States en-
SAYS THAT INDIANS ARE STARVING
Turned Cannibals, According to
Reports From Canada.
Mounted Pollco Start on Four-Month
Trail In Far North to Investigate
MI86 Yearly Migration of
Winnipeg. A member of tho Cana
dian mounted police and a iniirio left
Edmonton, Alberta, to Investigate re
ports that Indian tribes north of Lake
Athabasca, in northern Canada, had
reported to cannibalism, their food
having failed them.
Theso Indians have heretofore been
living largely on curlbou, but last sum
mer they missed tho yearly migration
of caribou from tho shores of tho Arc
tic aud their hunt wns u failure. Ito
por,ts Indlcuto that they are starving.
Tho trip Is a long and dangerous
one, across barren lands nnd through
a wilderness for a dlstanca of 400
Man's Finger Will
Replace Lost Nose
Michael Fclghlcy of Itohcrs
ville, Md., whose noso was cut
off when tho windshield of his
automobile shattered and cut his
fuce, will have his little finger
grafted on lu place of tho miss
ing member. After tho finger
grows fast to Fclghley's face It
will be amputated from his hand.
2,000 acres of corn land If prices are
not up to cost. It Is better thnt tho
land should rest than that it bo worn
out growing a crop that does not pay
"The surest way to prevent the
prlco of corn from being unduly de
pressed, is to reduce the acreage. It
the farmers can get more by not farm-)
Ing than they can geffcy farming, tho,
choce Is easy."
The Illinois Agricultural association
lias Issued a statement to tho effect
that by cutting production farmers
will bo doing only what manufacturers
In nil other lines do shaping tho(
supply to meet the demnud. That 1st
tho answer Middle Western farmers!
ure preparing to give to the question'
ns to what Is to be done to save agri
culture. tercd the war. She Joined up with tho1
Ninetieth division ns n member of the'
United States army nurse corps.
Survives Hospital Blast.
Then" things began to happen
rapidly. Wound stripe ufter wound'
stripe went on her sleeve. At Tours
n hospital was blown up. All but two
persons in the building wero killed.
Sho was one of tho two. In another
case a piece of shrapnel broke her
finger, caromed and killed a man.
Fourteen other wounds' came, all
while sho was on the front, and then;
the "fatal" blast when the trench hos-1
pltnl was blown to pieces. "Killed In
uctlon" wns tho report after her name.'
In tho meantime American soldiers;
dug her out of the ruins und took her
to n hospital, where she remained un
conscious for twenty-seven days. A
year and eight months Inter sbo left
the hospital and wns sent to tho
Walter Heed General hospital at Wash
ington. Miss Frnwicy's mother and her
step-father had long believed her dead.
Several Installments of her war risk
Insurance hnd been paid to the family.
Then enmo a' telegram stating that
Miss Fruwley's "body" wns being sent
to tho hospital. Wondering why a1
"body" would1 be sent to a hospital, the!
parents went to Washington, where
they found Miss Frawley alive but!
Shortly nftcr Miss Frawley was.
taken to San Antonio to recuperate In.
a cottage Just outside the military
reservation of Fort Sam Iloustoa.'
At that time she weighed GO'
pounds nnd was able to wck only on'
Today she weighs 102 nnd 1ms dis
carded one of tho crutches.
Fighting fo Change Records.
And, in tho meantime, everything is
being done to blot out the record that!
she was "killed in nctlon." Mrs. Fraw
ley has mado affidavits that Miss,1
Aleno E. Frawley Is her daughter and
not mi Impostor and tho wheels uro
beginning to turn that will straighten!
out the mixup, Miss Frawley believes..'
Miss Frawley was born near ItocliA
ester, N. Y. Her own father was a
doctor nud her mother wns a trained
nur.se. Before going to Europo Mies!
Frawley had served as nurse In tho',
Philippines -China, Hawaii und In'
Ih'rldes her seventeen wound stripes'
lids greatest woman hero wears n dls-!
llngulshed service cross, the French
crolx do guerre und many other lesser'
Bounty Better Than Trapping.
Superior, Wis. Charles Baldwin,
town of ."Superior, has trapped 12
wolves this year nnd recolved $240
In bounties. Ho Is luugiilng ut fur
trappers, who have had u poor year.
miles. No food can ho obtained there
and little wood for camp fires Is oh
tnlnable. thero inhu in tim .,..! .....
Isolated sticks of stunted timber. Tho!
UrOUIlll Is nlinnst nnllrol.. ......i. -. . I
Interspersed with swamp land and!
hogs Another party of Canadian
mounted policemen also Is leaving Fort
Indians from all sections of north-i
crn Canndn converge at a central
meeting point lu tho heart of tho howl-'
Ing wilderness of this north country
where they remain for months, it is
at this central point that the police
hope to find them, nnd If cannibals nio
found among them, to bring -these hu
mnn ficsh enters to civilization.
Long trains of Indians and dogs will
accompany tho police, carrying sup
plies for four months.
It Is reported that tho port of Co.
penhngon Is filled with American
goods that cannot bo sold ou account
of their extreme high prices.
Timely News Culled From All
Parts of tho State, Reduced
for tho Busy.
A settlement of the Bloomfield tele
phone strike Is now probable. J. II.
(lesler, a heavy stockholder In tho Un
ion Telephone company, and A. (J.
Grace, mnnager of the local exchange
for the pnst two years, are on a deal
for the plant, and If it Is secured,
they will ask the state railway com
mission for permission to put the old
rates lnlo effect. Should the deal go
through It will bo a victory for the
strikers and bring to nn end an event
unequalled In tho history of tho coun
try. Gilbert Itose, Joe Llndley nud Ber
nard 4'arkcr, all of Central City, nar
rowly escaped death whllo enjoying a
,lark on the frozen surface of the Platte
river In a Ford. They had been driv
ing tip and down tho river, making
quick turns and allowing their cur to
skid on the Ice, when sudenly tho car
dropped Into a 'hole. The young men
Jumped Just ns the back end or 'the car
went down, and landed on u floating
cuke of ice. Sku'crs rushed to the res
cue. Hubbell hns Just lost one of Its his
toric landmarks In the form or n giant
;onk tree sold to be 520 years old. It
wus over live feet through. The tree
(ls said to have been 00 years old when
iColumbus dhovered America In 1402.
(An Indlnn, 70 or 80 years ago, cut a
inotch In the oak nnd It is believed by
Hmny there Is hidden treasure under or
close to the tree. Many Indian relics
and others have been found nenr It.
An estimated saving of $77,701 will
bo mnde during the current year at
the state university, according to a
statement given out by Chancellor
Avery. The saving on the Item of coal
nlono Is expected to bo $12,183. The
Vinlvcrslty has Installed a feed water
heater with control Instruments nnd Is
using exhaust steam for heating.
Work of clearing away the ruins of
the First Baptist church at Fremont,
which wns destroyed by fire causing a
loss of $13,000, has began and within
'a few weeks ground will bo broken for
a new brick building to cost $30,000.
A building committee wns appointed
nnd tho rccoustructlon is to be accom
plished as rupidly us possible.
Concerning the closing of tho Lin
coln office of the Nycshnelder-Jcnks
compnny and the addition of the slxty
flvc lino elevators to tho Fremont di
vision, it Is announced that the change
Is made for reasons of economy.
Funds sufficient to purchase over
120 barrels of flour for starving Bus
Mans have been raised at Beatrice dur
ing the past ten dj.ys by A. L. Green.
An effort will now bo made to make
the contribution equivalent to 200 bar
rels of flour.
The Sidney Chnmber of Commerce
Jvotcd unanimously In favor of the
Tordney-McCumber bill before con
gress, providing for adjusted compen
sation for the soldiers In tho United
Stntes hervlco during the world war.
Acceptance of federal positions, re
inovul from their districts nnd death
have resulted In several vacancies In
'the Nebraska legislature, which will
have to be filled when the solons meet
In their special session nt Lincoln.
,Tho paving fever hns lilt Pawnee
City. Three new districts have petition
td for paving. At least forty blocks
ire assured this season, instead of sev
enteen nnd It Is probable that that fig
ure will be raised soon.
The fortieth annual convention of
tho Nebraska State Volunteer Fire
men's association Just closed a very
successful meeting nt Norfolk. North
IMatto has been selected as the next
State Fire MnrMinl C. E. Hartford
was request d by Dr. O. Sandln, fire
chief, at IMuttKinouth, to Investigate n
dwelling house, fire there rnued by
replacing electric fuses with pennies.
The power plant' of Wood Lake
Electric Light and Power Co. of Wood
Lake was destroyed by fire. Tho loss
Is estimated at $.1,000, and Is partially
covered by insurance.
More than 400 blooded chickens wero
pn exhibition -at tho Adams county poul
try show. There was also a good show
lug of turkeys, ducks nnd geese.
The Evangelist Lutherans, who re
cently formed n cnurch organization
lit Lodgepole, are to begin the erection
of a church edifice.
Six coyotes were driven Into tho
open by tho 300 hunters organized for
tho purpose in the third drlvo near
Geneva. But two of the animals were
killed. The other four lroke through
Tho defunct Nebraska Date bank of
Sidney received drafts from tho stnto
banking department under tho guar
antee law and Is paying off depositors.
Iteceivor Jorgcnson reports that checks
aro ready for all depositors whose de
posits wero approved and certified to
the department. Tills bank dosed Its
doors last August.
The Farmers elovatcr, which was de
stroyed by flro nt Abdul, will be re
built. Money hns been subscribed and
tho erection of a new iri.OOO-bushol
elevator will begin nt once.
Mrs. Margaret E. Llndley, SO, died
nt her homo lu Friend. Mrs. Llnd
ley choso to live alono notwithstanding
tho fnct sho was ono of Friend's wealthiest-citizens.
Sho had her grave dug
und arranged with a huge marblo slab
to place over It, ten years aco at the
time of the death of her husband. Sho
hnd nlso selected her casket several
D. O. Lawrence, secretary of tho
Platte County Farm bureau, tiled with
the county board of supervisors an
estimate of $3,7"0, requesting the board
to appropriate this out of the general
fund to carry on farm bureau work
In Platte county during 1022. Mora
than 300 residents of the county who
arc engaged In farming nnd who aro
members of the farm bureau of the
county signed the petition. At Uio
same time u remonstrance was filed,
signed by more than 1,000 farmers, pro
testing against the appropriation or
donating any county money to the uso
or for the purpose of maintaining u
county agent of the farm bureau in
Platte county. Tho opposition states
that farmers of the county are not
.benefiting from the county agent's
work, ns It Is too expensive nnd the
expenditures of money unwarranted.
The board took the matter under ad
visement. The north nud south ends of the new
cnpltot at Lincoln will be built thl
year, leaving the old cnpltol across ihu
center, to he razed arier offices are
moved into the new wings. Secretary
George E. Johnson of the cupitol com
mission made this announcement, fol
lowing a conference of the comtiiNston
with Architect B. (J. Goodhue of New
York. The conference was to prepare
for letting foundation contracts on
March 1.1, nnd contracts for the sup
erstructure of tho wings on June 10.
Abundomcnt of his proposal to rec
ommend a reduction of 0 per cent In
sulurles of all state employes to the
special session of the lcgllature wus
announced by Governor McKclvIe,
adding that he would not recommend
any general lash in wages. Ho plans
to mnke reductions elsewhero in tho
appropriation of a year ago, which
will total a sum larger than his esti
mate of a saving of $104,000 under tho
wngo reduction plan, the governor
George Cookmon, of Fremont, wan
painfully hurt by an explosion of pow
der whi'e blasting logs. The sight of
ono of Cookmun's eyes is gone and tho
other optic Is Injured. Cookmnn hnd
filled n log with powder and returned
when he thought the fuse hnd gone out.
As ho stooped over the explosion oc
curred. Fifty applications have been filed
with the board of education of Ord for
tho position of superintendent, left va
cant by tho resignation of E. M. Hos
mnn, who will leave the first of Feb
ruary to take charge of his new duties
ns secretary of the State Teachers' as
soclatlon. Uncle Tete Starr, 103, wns in Brok
en Bow to hnvo glasses fitted to his
eyes and also to prepare to break In n
full .set of teeth. Ho was afraid the
glasses would make him look old, but
ho thought It wns time to get a pair
A mongrel tramp, dog, which two
months ago decided to accept the hos
pitality of a garage, saved the life of
tho proprietor of tho place, It. J. Chris
tophor, when tho gurugo at Valentino
was destroyed by lire. Thirty-six
automobiles were burned.
Potuto growers at Morrill loaded and
billed twenty-one carloads, or about
12,000 bushels of potatoes, the heaviest
movement In the valley In one dny
this season. Growers have about COO
more carloads to move this season.
Louis Berge, former president of the
Farmers nnd Merchants bank of Wal
ton, who Is wanted on n charge of em
bezzling $0,811.73 from funds of tho
bank, has disappeared, according to
State Sheriff Gus Hyers.
The department of trade and com
merce at Lincoln hns received an ap
plication for'the opening of a new bank
nt WInsIde, known ns the American
State bank of Wlnslile. Cnpltnl stock
Indicated was $23,000.
Close to 100 veterans of the World
war are enrolled nt the Vocational
training school nt Bellovue, an Omaha
Suburb. Dexter Buell Is In charge of
On account of the ranks having been
bo thinned by death tho three Grand
Army posts of Omaha are to be con
solldatcd Into one.
Thonius Gannon, for many yenrs a
resident of Greeley, died nt his homo
nt the ago of 102 jears. TT. was a na
tive of Ireland.
A tnbernacle with n seating capacity
of 2,000 will bo erected et Superior for
tho union revival meetings to start In
a few weeks.
Nebraska Lumber dealers to tho
number 'of 700 to 1,000 are coming to
Omaha February 8-10 for tlielr annual
The Omaha Concert Club has Inaug
urated a drive to raise $10,000.
George Hall, H. C. Lantz, Leo llcar
don and Paul Mcintosh of McCook
were arrested for spearing fish In
Blue river and arraigned before Coun
ty Judgo Hopkins and given u flno of
$5 ench. Deputy Gomo Wnulen W. K.
Geer made tho arrests.
Anton Hnlavo, who has lived at Ra
venna for tho past thirty yers, Is start
ing to construct Ids own coffin to "con.
farm to his own Ideas," as ho puts it.
More than $10,000 loss was caused
by fire which destroyed the J. L.Chus
dek Musical Instrument btoro nt Fair
County recordsshow that in 1010
thoro wero eighty automobiles In Cheyenne-
county. In 1021 thero wero 2,012.
At a special election Elba voted $18,.
000 bonds for tho construction of u
transmission line fron Danncbrog to
this place. Tho Central Power company
will supply the current.
Headquarters of the newly formed
progressive pnrty of Nebraska 'wero
opened In Lincoln with Stntc Chairman
J. II. Edmtstcn in charge. A state
wldo campaign of organization, It was
nnnouncod, will start January 21 with
a number of speakers lu the field.
Read This Letter from Mrt,
W. S. Hughea
Greenville, Dol. " I waa under thi
Impression that my eldest daughter had
as ever slnco tho first
tlmo bcr sickncBsap
pcored she had to go.
to bed and even had
to quit school once
for a week. I olwaye
tako Lydia E. Plnki
Compound myself bo
I gave it to her and
eho bag rocolved
great benefit from It;
xou can use this let
tr for m. testimonial if vou wish, as 1
cannot say too much about what you
medicine has done for me and for my
daughter. "-Mrs. Wm. 8. Huaoesv
Mothers and oftentimes grandmothers
have taken and havo learned the value
of Lydia E. Plnkham'o Vcgetablo Com
pound. So they recommend tho medl
clno to others.
The best test of any medicine is what
it has done for others. For nearly fifty
years wo have published letters from
mothers, daughters, and women, young;
and old, recommending tho Vegetable
Compound. They know what it did for
them and aro glad to tell others. In
your own neighborhood are women who
'-.now of its great value.
Mothers daughters, why not try it?
New Method "
Nujol fo a lubricant,
not a laxative.
Without forcing or irri
tating, Nujol soft ens tho
food waste, The many
tiny muscles in the
Intestines con then re
move it regularly. Ab-olutelyhannless-tryit.
Life is a burden when tho body
is racked with pain. Everything;
worries and the victim becomes
despondent and downhearted. To
bring back the sunshine toko
The National Remedy of Holland for over
200 years; it la an enemy of all pains re
sulting from kidney, liver and uric add
troubles. All druggists, throe sizes.
Look for the name Gold Medal on every bo
and accept no Imitation
SAFE AND SANE
for Cougjbsfr Colds
Thli Tmp ( diffmnt from all oibcn
Qultk itllf. No oplmt. J5c rvnrwliif.
They Often Are.
The now baby wus a source of
rcat Interest to tho youngsters li
tho neighborhood. Although ho was
only two'dnys old, tho nleaUInga ot
ono little girl finally won her permis
sion to take "Just ono little look" ut
tho baby. She tiptoed to tho sldo ot
tho crib and Inspected the child' care
fully. Finally sho forgot her promise not
to talk or make a noise.
"My," she exclaimed, "ain't he full
Palm Beach Episode.
"Grace is engaged to a rich New
"Yes, ho rescued her from n billow..
"I see. Knocked over by one henvy
swell, rescued by another. How
romantic I" Loulsvlllo Courier-Journal.
No mnn ever worries half as much
Ibout his inability to pay his debts al
Iho men ho owes do.
Tho everyday Christian hns seven
chnnccH to tho Sumlny fellow's one.
WOBUtfa SWftt 8TAHOAPO
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DETROIT. W.H.HIUU CO. MICHIOAH
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W. N. U., LINCOLN, NO. 4-1922.
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