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News From Around Nebraska
The Board of Education at Albion has passed a new ruling
that the High School band will not be available for everything
that comes along. According to an article appearing in last week’s
News, requests for the band to play must be cleared through the
* • *
Highway No. 6, which is a growing competitor for Highway
30 which runs through Blair, now has a publication issued regular
ly which bears the name of “Sixogram.” It goes to businesses
and individuals who are interested in the welfare of Highway 6
and deals with things which will be beneficial to that route. Ref
erence to the Sixogram was made in the Minden Courier.
* • •
Last Tuesday was county government day at Loup City and
the visiting Juniors were treated to something out of the ordinary.
During the noon hour someone entered the vault in the office
■Hi the County Clerk and made away with $585. Around eighty
students were in the offices during the morning and it is be
lieved that someone slipped in during the confusion and secreted
themselves in the building, taking the money after the office staff
had gone to lunch at noon.
Money taken was an accumulation of hunting and fishing
• • •
At Edison an auction of cattle was held last week and the
<1. K. Mousel Hereford Ranch sold a 17-month-old bull which it
had raised for $25,000. The price was the highest ever paid in
Nebraska at an auction, according to the Public Mirror published
at Arapahoe. In the same sale the same rancher sold sixty-one
other head of cattle which averaged $1,000 per head. Two other
young bulls brought $5,800 and $4,000.
Sounds like there should be good times on the Mousel ranch
for a while, at least.
* * *
1700 Telephone users at Schuyler received letters from the
telephone company last Friday, telling them what their new dial
telephone number would be. Schuyler will switch over to dial
service December 4th, the Schuyler Sun announced.
• * *
The Central City Republican announced last week that the
Kansas-Nebraska Gas Company closed its Central City office last
Tuesday and discharged its personnel. The move was prompted
in the interests of economy since Central City is one of the towns
which have opposed the rate increase the company has been seek
Central City gas users will henceforth be served out of
Fullerton, the newspaper stated. In case the higher rate is award
ed, a cut back to the former method of doing business may be
reinstated, it was inferred.
• * *
A drop in the water table level in the Platte Valley has been
recorded and is being attributed to the heavy uses of irrigation.
The Mid-State Reclamation district has revealed that the level
has dropped 4.75 feet in Merrick County (Central City); 7.02 feet
in Hall County (Grand Island); and 8.35 feet in Buffalo county
* * *
The summer recreation program and the amount to spend on
it has been a problem in towns the size of Blair for several years.
As a matter of comparison, the money spent at Seward last sum
mer amounted to $1127. the Seward Independent revealed last
week. Of this amount, $750 went for supervisory personnel, the
balance for equipment and miscellaneous expenses.
• * *
A rancher at Ord lost 26 head of cattle in three hours last
week shortly after giving them a feeding of oat hay. The hay,
it was later determined, had become poisonous and when eaten,
turned the blood of the cattle black, shutting off the oxygen in
the blood supply.
Market value of the cattle was $100 per head, the Ord Quiz
revealed, but the cattle were purebred breeding stock which had
taken years to develop and their value was many times that a
* * *
Construction work on the new community hospital at Osceloa
is entering the final stages, the Osceola Record stated last week.
Tile for the floors and final plumbing installations are being made.
Occupancy will take place soon.
♦ * *
The firemen at Aurora like to be good hosts-so they enter
tained their guest firemen with a fire.
To demonstrate some new methods and equipment, the fire
men purchased a small house on the outskirts of the town and set
it afire. Then they proceded to let it burn at varying speeds,
pointing out the use of various types of sprays. The demonstra
tion started with a fire in the attic and it was shown the length
of time a fire could smoulder in the attic before it would be dis
* * *
At Chadron the street department has blocked off appropriate
streets to provide coasting area for the kids this winter.
Also in the news at Chadron are three suits of $30,000 each
which have been filed against a Chadron radio station. It is
charged that a teen-ager had sent in a request for a certain music
al number and had the number dedicated to the plaintiffs in the
case. The incident was considered slanderous by the plaintiffs
and they have sued for the $90,000.
The whole thing was the outgrowth of a neighborhood fuss
some time prior to the broadcast on October 3rd.
The Chadron VFW club got into the news at Chadron, too.
State officers picked up a couple of slot machines found stored
in a room in the club building.
* * *
West Point is planning its Christmas decorations and will have
a Nativity Scene as a new feature this year. The scene will em
body fifteen life-sized figures, will be electrically lighted and will
have special electric lighting facilities, according to the West
* * *
Indicative of what irrigation means to farming is a man at
Aurora who was honored at a dinner last week because he raised
a field of corn which averaged 132 bushels per acre. There were
a half dozen other men there, too, who had yields of over 100
bushels, according to the Aurora News-Register.
December 1st - Safe-Driving Day
No Paper Carried The Story
No paper carried the story. Can’t understand why. It was
■good material—packed with human interest
It happened this way: They had planned the vacation for a
long time. The children had counted the days till it began. Then
they started off on that long trip they had planned so well.
The days went quickly—as vacation days do. It was on the
way back—only an hour’s drive from home—that the parents be
gan talking about the time they had had. They agreed that it
was the most wonderful trip of their lives. They said they would
never forget it.
They were right. They never would forget it.
Here were four people with everything to live for.
And they did live.
There was no accident.
They were among the millions of people who every day drive
automobiles without an accident. They were among the millions
of motorists who never make the headlines. They had a vacation
the whole family enjoyed and will always remember. Their happy
days had a happy ending.
The moral of the story no paper carried? It’s just this: Safe
ty doesn’t make headlines. The results of common-sense driving
are evidenced by accidents that never happened—by headlines
that were never printed. That’s the big safety story. It’s a story
that happens so often it isn’t news to the public.
But on S-D Day, which is on December 1, safety will be news—
big news. On that day Americans all over the country will make
one big effort to drive skillfully without accident And if they
are successful no paper will overlook the story. If the accident
toll is cut down, banner headlines in newspapers all over the
country will proclaim the news. But whether it’s S-D Day or
not—every driver owes it to himself and his loved ones to drive
carefully ... to practice the skill, timing, and coordination that
that makes for expert driving. That’s the sure way to safety.
Safe Drivers Make Safe Highways. . . on S-D Day and every day.
Made for Each Other
THE ELFIN LITTLE FELLOW and his angelic sister have the situa
tion (the gift situation, that is) well in hand. He’s wearing a snuggly
cotton rib knit sleeper in Christmas red. With gripper-back waist and
i plastic soles, this sleeper from Penney’s has a special grow feature that
ensures generous fit for several Christmases. The pixycap boasts a
white pompom and a merry bell—just like Dasher and Comet! Sister
we»r» a cuddly sanforized cotton flannelette gown in sparkling Santa
Claus print. Dainty nylon trim and ruffles add a feminine touch.
Science & Your Health
. , ■■ — ■ - ■ - ■ .- .. 1
CYCLOTHERAPY IN MUSCLE SPASMS
ARE COMMON '
MUSCLE SPASM IS
A VARIETY OF
by Science Features
We humans rely on a complex
array of 500 muscles of various
sizes for the physical power we
have over our environment. Yet,
we commonly become aware of
this wonderful system of locomo
tion only when our muscles
“act up”—when they remind us
through pain or spasm that some
thing has gone wrong.
A spasm is any sudden, invol
untary contraction of a muscle.
Twitching, cramps or other types
of muscle spasm may be brought
on by a variety of causes. Sudden
chilling of the body after swim
ming may result in severe spasm
of several of the body’s muscles.
Sharply diminished circulation of
the blood to any part of the body
brings about snasms in the blood
starved area. Chemical imbalance
is also a common cause of spasm;
for example, recent research in
dicates that the painful leg
cramps of pregnancy are due to
abnormally low levels of calcium
in the blood of expectant moth
ers. The so-called night cramps
—sleep-disturbing spasms of leg
muscles—are also believed to be
related to calcium metabolism.
Bacterial toxins can send the
body’s musculature into violent
contractions; the most notorious
of these is the noison secreted by
the germ of tetanus or lock-jaw.
In addition, many ailments of the
nervous and skeletal systems are
accompanied by muscular spasms.
In many of these chronic condi
tions, including arthritis, bursi
tis, paraplegia and low back pain,
a new treatment known as cy
clotherapy is proving beneficial.
Doctors have found that cyclo
therapy, a unique form of elec
trically generated physical en
ergy, has scored striking results
in easing spasms and relieving
the pain of patients suffering
from a variety of ailments that
affect the muscles, and helping
them toward rehabilitation.
The physician also has a vari
ety of other physical and chemi
cal agents at his disposal to quiet
disturbed muscles. Heat, in vari
ous forms, has been used since
time immemorial to “iron out the
kinks” in painful muscles, and it
is still a valuable means of
therapy. Many drugs, including
anesthetics, barbiturates, coun
ter-irritants and the recently de
veloped “tranquilizing drugs”
have their place in the spasm
In some cases, muscle spasm is
not primarily the result of dis
ease, but is related to over-use
of a particular set of muscles. In
these conditions, such as the so
called “occupational cramps" or
“athlete’s cramps.” modern meth
ods of treatment including cv
clotherapv have proven effective
in restoring free motion to the
By Dolores Calvin
New York — AL HIBBLER IN
THE 5G CLASS . . . Because of'
his sensational record releases as
”He” and “Unchained Melody”,
A1 Hibbler has climbed into the
$5,000 a week class. He’s the
first blind crooner to scale such
dizzy heights and he proves that
a physical disability doesn't stop
For concerts and one-nighters, I
Al’s getting $1,000 with percent-'
age. His already solidly booked;
itinerary includes being head-!
liner for the Birdland All-Star
Concert tour which runs 26 days
from February 23rd, a European
trip sometime next June and four
guest shots on Ed Sullivan’s TV
show . And this all for a singer
who six months ago was just a
singer’s singer—with no possible
chance for the big time.
Dinah Washington steps into,
her first concert appearance with
a 40 piece orchestra when she ap-1
pears at New York’s Carnegie
Hall December 14. Dinah’s mighty
happy about this.
Nat King Cole to tour with a
British orchestra. As part of a
reciprocal good-will arrangement,
Nat will tour with Ted Heath's
band starting April 1st in Texas..
■ • • • Erroll Gamer comes from
Boston area to New York’s Basin
Rock ’N Roll will really invade
small New York theaters during
the holiday season. Rock ’N
Roll has proven itself as a money
making thing—but still the big;
theaters which haven’t done any|
featuring of stage shows are slow
to take it on yet in this area. The i
Anollo in Harlem did a record of
$38,000 worth of business in one
week—which was more than twice
the amount it usually does.
A new harmony foursome—the
Southlanders doing good business
at the Pavilion in Glasgow, Scot
land and are already set for a
summer season for next year at
the same spot. . . Also doing good
biz is the film “Trial” which has
the racial theme and Juano Her
nandez’ sensational acting as a
i Negro Judge. We were truly
j pleased to see how “Trial” is
; packing them in in cities as Mon
j treal, Detroit and major circuits.
Sammy Davis, Jr. has yet to get
I over the tremendous tribute paid
| him in Hollywood by the Friars.
\ It was the first time a Negro
! was honored at the Dinner which
helps several charities and this
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time included the NAACP. 1,000
Hollywood stars included Jack
Benny, Eddie Cantor, Jeff Chand
ler, George Burns, Frank Sinatra,
Gary Cooper, etc. and etc. for it
was one fabulous evening. But
then Sammy Davis affects Holly
wood that way.
How More Boys
Boys have a way of getting all
After a study of benefits
paid to policyowners, Mutual of
Omaha found that children,
especially boys, sustain fractures
more than adults.
Of every 1,000 men disabled,
54 are for fractufles. For women,
the figure is 56, and for children,
74. Eighty-eight of every 1,000
boys disabled are for fractures,
compared to 57 for girls.
Children fracture arms more
than any other bones, while adults
fracture rib3 more frequently
than other bones.
Other common fractures among
children, in order, are legs,
shoulders, wrisf-s and fingers.
Among adults, arms are second
on the list, followed by legs, fin
gers and wrists, in that order.
Children dislocate or sprain
their ankles twice as often as
their back. Adults, on the other
hand, dislocate or sprain their
back twice as often as their ank
Adults suffer rib fractures
eight times as much as children,
but fractured arms only one
fourth as much as children.
The three-year study covered
more than 175,000 cases in the
files of Mutual of Omaha, largest
exclusive health ^nd accident
company n the world. Since Mut
ual of Omaha does business in
every state, the survey covered
the entire nation.
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Electric clothes dryers are easy to install—inexpensive
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