The Nebraska State Journal from Lincoln, Nebraska on November 4, 1934 · 30
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The Nebraska State Journal from Lincoln, Nebraska · 30

Lincoln, Nebraska
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Sunday, November 4, 1934
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CD 2 LINCOLN SUNDAY JOURNAL 'AND STAR, NOVEMBER '4, 1934. Cooperative Enables Qdge County Farmers Save BY GEORGE ROUND. njlHAT "rugged individual- m. ism" theory whereby ever person gets everything for himself is rapidly disap pearing among farm popula tion in Gage county. There the Nebraska spirit of 'never-say-die" in the face 'of one of the worst drouths ever known is fuHy exemplified by the unified action of some 500 farmers. They have undertaken, and successfully too, on their own initiative the job of setting up of what is known as the Gage U)unty Farmers' Non-Stock Co-oper ative which has assisted them materially in saving thou sands of head of highly bred dairy and beef cattie through the co-operative action of buy ing and selling feed. Demand In State. Throughout the summer, there was a decided "cry" in many .Nebraska counties for a central purchasing agency for farmers where thev could get hay. fodder and nsilase In laree Quantities - at moderate prices. In some cases, people waited to see if the government would set up such an agency. Not so though in Gage county. Local initiative through the efforts of the Gage county farm bureau solved the problem. And thus the co-operative was formed. It may be only temporary in nature but it has served the purpose and saved farmers there thousands of dollars. No government funds were needed to pull this co-operative through although it started operating on "thin ice." Try to find out who should get credit for organizing this co-operative and you will find it a hard job. H. C. Besack, youthful agricultural agent In Beatrice, and H. C. Guildner of Beatrice had a guiding hand in it So did Everett Winter, assistant secretary of the Nebraska Farm Bureau federation, who helped set the organization up. Henry Parde, Pickrell farmer, was also one of the first to see the possibilities and hundreds of other farmers., have helped make the set-up a success for the six or nine months it has been operating. Parde President. Henry Parde of Pickrell is president of the organization. A comparatively young progressive fanner, he has made a good executive. H. C. Guildner is the manager. On the board of directors in addition to Parde axe W. A. Wickersham, Filley; W. A. Lancaster, Holmesville; Roy Prather, D'eWitt; Chas. Ulrich, Pickrell; Roy Chase, Barneston; Ida Ellis, Blue Springs; and Mrs. Will Dam-kroger, DeWitt A mighty good board of directors for any going concern 1 "This is one business where business comes to you," Manager Intramurals Answer To Popular Nebraska U. Demand For Sports . . M t T 1..... f 4 f 1 1 Tense moments in fraternity of the intramural schedule. Sports for everyone who cares to play is summed up at Nebraska in one word intramurals. Americans have been lamenting the fact that schools in this country did not offer games for the "fun of it." Well, here they are, right out on the prairie, in the middle of these United States. It is said the term intramural Is a combination of Latin meaning ''within the walls." Anyway, the idea is that competition takes place, not with outside schools or individuals but among the University of Nebraska students themselves. Athletics . for every man is not new at the university, and its trial for several years has brought the governing rules down to fine points, but the growth has bona rapid. , This, year irjtramural events are occuping a more im-. portant place on the campus than in any other year. Harold G. Petz is seeing to that He is now director of this phase of athletics, and his plans for the semesters are ambitious. Husker fans will remember Petz as a letterman in both track and football, and in odd hours he coaches the football "B" team. Three Types. Intramurals, as now in operation at Nebraska, are divided into three different types of participation. In the first fraternities compete against each other Is groups. For these games an all year point system is maintained, and although a champion is announced at the end of the year, winnfrrg is not alone .important To score high, a fraternity must have a good record of participation. Points ar given which depend upon the number of men entered in competition, and also ""j j -A Here's a vie with many fingers get-to-gether results yon could plum, too the preservation of their livestock herds. Guildner told me one day this week as I visited with him in a reconstructed office out in one of the halls of the Gage county courthouse at Beatrice. "With the present drouth causing a lack of feed, it is not hard to get business. Too. I have never worked with such a co-operative group of individuals. Orders come from them thick and fast." All initial credit for organizing the association should go to Agricultural Agent Besack, Guildner says, and to Gage county farmers. One .however, suspects that it took the co-operation of all to do such an enormous business in such a short time. Besack, who has been in the county for several years doing 4-H club and extension work was extremely active in setting up' the organization. It was he and others who saw the It Happened In Nebraska Or To Nebraskans RAVENNA man received a card from Aus la tralia, although the sender neglected to write in the name of the town; the peace of a Nebraska - City family is broken by shots which crashed through the house from a quarter of a mile away : an Oshkosh man finds a petrified loaf of bread ; Ne braska s smallest men teach ers attend convention ; a Day- kin man receives a bronze medal from France ; a Danne-brog man took his gun and went fishing; a new sort of mummy is exhibited at Crawford. Postoftlce Magic. Ravenna News The workings of the postal system are often wondrous to behold and the near magic that some times comes forth from this agency in distributing mail with faulty address is some games of touch football at the University of Nebraska. They are part , depend upon the number of events entered. The unaffiliated men on the campus have organized into clubs which compete to form a second class of intramural groupings. Ten of these clubs have been started, with 25 members to the club. As a third kind of competition there are the individual games which are open to anyone enrolled in the university. Touch Football. On this year's schedule the games of touch football for fraternities are just ending, with a record of only one forfeit out of 24 entries. Following on its heels are the unaffiliated club sports, which are scheduled to be played on through the year. Included in the sports program are games of all kinds. For fra-turnity groups 4he major sports are: touch football, class A basketball, track, and baseball. The intermediate sports- are: water polo, class B. basketball, volley ball, and swimming. Tennis, basketball free-throw, handball, horseshoes and golf are the minor contests listed. Clubs of unaffiliated men have a schedule of touch football, basketball, volleyball and baseball. Individual sports in which anyone may compete are: tennis, boxing, swimming, wrestling, handball, horseshoes and golf. ,A handbook of rules has been printed and distributed over the campus to govern the entries into games and contests. Fraternities entering the sports are given 50 points to apply on the year's point .jr-s'rB vVinnr .then receive inn points, second place holders 80, etc. Petz is quick to point out, however, that the chief plan for the intramurals is that the competi 0; nyifrtfftiirnaiT in it, and it if one of the finest i ask. They polled oat a very nice need for such a co-operative to help farmers during a time when they could on thier initiative help themselves. Proof of Work. Plenty of proof that work has been done during the past months is found in the records. Here is the biggest accomplishment: a total of 1,200 carloads (meaning freight cars) have been shipped in and sold to farmers within the county for feeding purposes. This means about 5,000 tons. A total of 700 tons of fodder have been purchased and delivered by the association, 600 additional acres of fodder in the shock and orders have piled up for an additional 1,500 tons. That's business) Right now the co-operative has 12 big trucks hauling the fodder from the field to the individual farms. This has given employment times difficult to believe. Frederick Thomas, of Ravenna, operates a short-wave radio set and the dots and dashes sometimes lead the young man of his code and conversation to many distant shores. Recently he got in touch with a short-wave fan in Australia, and as is the custom the Australian mailed Thomas a postal card as further proof of their connection. The card was mailed to Frederick Thomas, 924 Grand Ave., Nebraska but the name of the town was left off, by accident or otherwise. It hurried across the Pacific, then to this state, and within a few hours of its normal time, was delivered to the Thomas home here in Ravenna. How the postal department knew which one of all the Grand avenues in Nebraska to send the card to, ish a question. Within Line of Battle. Nebraska News-Press The Bob Miner family of southeast of Nebraska City had just finished the noon meal Monday. 4.4 g!, tion and the game be more important than winning. He wishes the intramural program to furnish exercise and sport for those who do not particularly excel or who do not have the time or desire to enter into the major athletic program of events . at the university. Men are declared ineligible in those intramural sports in which they have lettered at Nebraska, although they may enter the others. Varsity or B team men may not enter during the season of that sport which they play for the . university. Fields Provided. Individual equipment must be furnished by the students themselves, but balls, officials, and a place td play are provided under the terms of the intramural program.- The senior. student, manager for these sports is Ray Tonges of West Point. The two junior managers are Henry Mars-den, Lincoln, and Roland W. Nuckols, Scottsbluff. Chancellor E. A. Burnett and Dean of Men T. J. Thompson endorse the intramural plan. "After all," says the chancellor, "athletics are for the many rather than the few. In such contests within the university the winning of the games becomes of less importance than the game itself. There is a pleasant comradery, a social contact between men that cannot exist in the classroom, and a relaxation from the strain of study." . Says Dean Thompson, "They furnish opportunities for exercise p,ifor- play whlc; ;. "rvrjf ...well-rounded student should have along with his studies. I believe that every student should learn to play some game well before he graduates." , V . - - mr H. C. Guildner, left standing- finger in the Gage county co-operative effort of baying and selling. The sirlcaltoral agent center, to several men. The fodder is hauled in big loads for one truck usually has a short "jag" of. about 6 to 9 tons on at a time. Hauling is not done by railroad, the men say, because it is not practical for such a short distance and on dry fodder. - Most of this fodder was originally . purchased in Richardson county which is east of Beatrice. Some, however, is as far away as Sarpy county. Manager Guildner, a pleasant fellow, knows his fodder and bargained around for the best "Some fields will fool you," he told me. 'They may not make feed at all after you cut the stuff." Hence through his ability to buy good fodder, dollars and cents have been saved for local farmers. Stay Home. "Stay home, don't go around to neighboring counties and attempt Mrs. Miner lay down to rest a few minutes on a couch beneath a window. They heard something go "ping ping." One bullet came in through the window just over Mrs. Miner and shattered the pitcher on the dining room table. The other cracked into the house. At first it was believed Omaha hunters were in action in the neighborhood again. So Sheriff Carl Ryder was called. He found that another farmer, Leo Tretter, had fired two shots at a hawk roosting on a fence post. The .22 caliber short bullets had carried more than a quarter of a mile. Of course it was accidental and Mr. Trotter said he was certainly glad no one was hurt So are the Miners. Petrified Bread. KIMBALL Observer While looking over the old Oregon Trail route west of Ft Laramie, Wyo., a couple of weeks ago, Bill Williams, of Oshkosh, picked up a round rock that looked a whole lot like a loaf of brown bread. The more he looked at it the more convinced he was that the rock had valuable 'points and accordingly he brought it home with him and sent it to Lincoln for a report He says that he was informed the rock was nothing more nor less than a petrified loaf of bread, made of some coarse meal and baked in some primitive vessel. It cprtainly bears out the supposition ' in appearance. Small Bat Efficient. Hastings Tribune "No sir, we didn't "mooch' our tickets. We're really school' teachers,"- said the two smallest teachers at the Fifth district teachers' convention held at McCook last week. They are Dale Tresidder, District 35, and Dale Anderson, District 19, of Gosper county. The boys, both 18 years ' old, are thought to be Nebraska's smallest men teachers. Mr. Tresidder, who weighs 125 pounds, is 5 feet 5 inches tall, while Mr. Anderson, who tips the scales at an even 100 pounds, is two inches shorter. Both boys were graduated with honors from Bertrand high school last spring, having completed the normal training course. Another Abon Ben Adhem. Daykin Herald Arthur C. Strothman was surprised the other day to receive a letter from France, all dolled up with French insignia, and containing a fine bronze medal. Not being polished up in classic Frencht Art sought the advice of an interpreter and discovered he had been awarded a "Medal of Verdun" from "The Association of the Ancient Knights of Verdun," signifying his name had been Inscribed in the "Book of Gold of the Soldiers of Verdun." The letter was signed by R. Panau, president of the commission, in recognition of Mr. Stroth-man's participation in the Battle of Verdun with Co. C, Fifth Infantry, Fourth Division U. S. Army. Art Is the only one from this f vicinity who served in ttie Fourth Division. s New Style Flshinr. Dannebrog News Ever tried getting your fish out of the air with a shotgun? You will agree a stunt like that would be something for the books. Well, sir, Gustav Lemburg, proprietor of a farm east of Dannebrog that is really a "honey" of a place for hunting and fishing, had that experience Wednesday. Gus and a friend, Irvln Rail, of Pierce county, were down along the lake in Lemburg's pasture. A huge eagle (or whado-youcallem) was hovering almost motionless, high up, over the water. Suddenly, down came the bird , la a "nower dive." With something"!?!' its claws, it thrusiWt? its way across the water to tlje lake shore. There, after shaking itself, it took off. Following the bird in his car, Gus took a shot f before a load of fodder, was one H. C. Besack, waa another finger. to buy fodder yourself. You will only be competing with your neighbor and driving the price upward," was the advice handed out by Agricultural Agent Besack last fall. Instead of every individual who needs feed, and there are still plenty of them, going and bidding . against . every one else, Guildner buys in large quantities. Farmers having the feed receive a fair price and those in need do not have to pay an excessive price.' "But by what other methods did the co-operative save farmers any money?" That's probably your next question. Here's an example on hay. Early in the summer when the co-operative was organized, 60 to 70 cars were being purchased daily. At that time alfalfa was sold to local farmers by the or- at it Down came the bird. With it came its cargo. It proved to be a two-pound carp. The fish was cleaned and fried, and proved to be very good eating, says Gus. Listed In Honor Book. Superior Express Because of his writing and research work done in music, Dr. O. L Jacobsen received notice of being one of the 4,182 men included in the new who's who book entitled "America's Young Men" published last July. This new book "is the official who's who of the young men of the nation." It is similar to the "Who's Who In America" except that the former book contains only the names of men under forty years of age. The biographies are the same, however. Granted Fellowship. Wahoo Wasp Dr. Mason E. Lathrop of this city received high honors at Boston last Friday evening when he was granted a fel lowship in the American College of Surgery, in the presence of felT low graduates and representatives of similar foreign societies who were attending the College of Surgeons held in Boston last week. The degree -was granted to Dr. Lathrop on the basis of his work in the Community hospital in Wahoo. Dr. Lathrop graduated from the Omaha university, after which he was resident surgeon of the Douglas county hospital 5 years. He came to Wahoo in 1930 and became associated with Dr. F. E. Way and Dr. Chas. W. Way. Pliocene Mummy. Keith County News Homer F. Sherrill of Crawford exhibited a mummified pigmy, found about 6u miles south of Casper, Wyoming, two years ago, at the Forsyth store Monday and Tuesday. In its present state It measures about six and one half inches. It is sitting in a squatting posture identical to the manner in which certain tribes of American Indians are known to have buried their dead. The facial' characteristics are decidedly Indian, with the low forehead, broad nose and bronze Skin. The top of the head appears unnatural, almost as if it had been scalped, or perhaps moisture dripping from the ceiling of the cave in which it was found may have caused the alteration in ap pearance, by mineral or other de posits. A fringe of heavy gray hair is seen at the back of the neck, and noticeable traces of fine hair is discernible over the body. The arms are unusually long compared to the height of the figure which scientists claims may have varied from 20 to 24 inches in heighth. Mr. Sherrill secured the mummy from Cecil Mayne of Alliance, who found it while prospecting for gold near the Pathfinder reservoir. Sherrill sent the figure to his brother-in-law, Dr. L. E. Parkins, of Boston, secretary of the post-graduate course of Harvard university. It was examined by the curator of the anthropological department of Harvard museum and the curator of the Egyptian department of the Boston museum. None who examined Uie figure of the pigmy, had ever seen such a specimen. They reached the conclusion the mummy had been placed in the cave during the post glacial period of the Pliocene age. Dr. Henry Fairfield, noted scientist says there existed in North America about the middle of the Pliocene period, a high form of Anthropoid, with a leaning to the human side, to which he has given the name Hespero-pithecus. All he builds upon however is two Imperfect molar teeth. .The X-ray pictures taken in Boston show a full sefr of teeth, those in the front of the mouth being pointed and of the flesh eating type. The left clavicle bone shows a fracture and marks on the body indicated that death rmiKht have resulted IrntAiwounds. The specimen, found in a solid granite cave four feet high, is said to be the most perfect of the post glacial perid in existence. Much Money In Feed Costs And the young fanner with his load of feed is a third they've all worked together representative of several hundred agriculturists taking part ganization for $13.85 per ton delivered. The co-operative got out in the field, made big purchases, and foresaw a later demand. As a result about 600 cars averaging 14 tons each had been bought before approximately July 17, when the price jumped skyward. Instead of paying $25 for the hay, the farmers bought it at $13.85 delivered. They even had midland upland hay for $8.50. When hay went higher, many farmers had at least some of their supply and the excessive price did not bother them. And here's an example of ho fodder buying helped save the cooperating individuals some money. Fodder now is being sold out at $6.50 to $8.00 per ton delivered at the farm. Some local farmers, not in the association, are paying as high as $10 for some fodder and in addition had the expense of locating the feed. It's hard to get now also but the association had a big supply located quite sometime ago. Big and little farmers alike buy from the co-operative. Their orders run from 5 to 100 tons. More Benefits. Gage county fanners have received some other benefit also. The organization has bought and distributed 9 tons of sodium chlorate. Demonstrations held by Agricultural Agent Besack stimulated the demand for this chemical which will help eradicate one of the worst pests in the county and state. Now that you have briefly heard a part of the story of how a Winged Victory Poster Professional Women's Contest torn fjm F ..H L r ssssssawss Miss Charlotte Reynolds, young North Platte artist, and the poster which placed her first in Nebraska in a contest conducted by the Business and Professional Women's club. Her interesting design has been sent on to New York national honors with those from Featuring a theme symbolical of the purposes of the group, Miss Charlotte W. Reynolds, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Reynolds of North Platte, has received state honors, in a poster contest ,conr ducted by the Nebraska Federation of Business and Professional Women's clubs. One of nine submitted for the state contest from those entered in the local contests of the Nebraska clubs, her work has been sent to New York City for judging in the national. Alfred H. Barr, director of the Museum of Modern Art in the seaboard city, and a group of museum trustees will serve as the judges in the affair, an annual competition both locally and nationally. The judges in the state contest were Prof. Dwight Kirsch, Mrs. M. E. Vance and Victor Krause, all of Lincoln. Winged Victory. Miss Reynolds incorporated the emVrX'WWbe B. and P. W. club in her offering. The Winged Vic tory of Samothrace, emblem of successful women, is the central figure of the poster and is raised non-stock farm co-operative has helped farmers in the southeastern Nebraska county save many of their highly bred cattle, there's a blot of human interest behind the financial lines. No government funds were used Rehearse For Play At Wesleyan University W -.;-i-)ta::;; Members of the cast of "The Admirable Crichton" at Nebraska Wesleyan Saturday have been rehearsing steadily for this first seasonal offering. Included In those taking part are Delmar Nuetzman. Lincoln, center, "Lord Loam;" Frances Bliss, Elmwood, right "Lady Catherine;" Rath Butler, Bayard, left rear, facing, "Lady Agatha;" and Hannah Johnston, North Bend, left back to view, "Lady Mary-" vmmx minimi i wxj ii i mm m 7 aii,ii,iMrawg A n City, where it is to be judged for other states. above the group below. She carries the flaming torch of wisdom, lighting the way to a more perfect civilization, and the winged wand of the herald, ushering in a new era ofopportunity for women. About her are the ship of commerce, carrying a message of op portunity to all, to other lands and the open scroll of learning, recording club ideals and faith. As It is planned for the coming year, for use during Business Women's week, it carries the data of March 17-23, 1935. The designer carried out her thought in shades of orange and yellow, touched with blue. Omaha Student Next. Second prize in the contest was given Miss Agneta Jensen of Omaha, student in the school of fine arts of the Omaha Municipal university. She has been enrolled there for two years, and is now doing her third year there. The holder of honorable mention also Js, a North riaVlf Rirl, Miss Mary'NcIs'on Neville, rtViVffh- Lter of Mr. and Mrs, Keith Neville. Miss Neville had her first art work in the St Petersburg, Fla., high here. Starting out with a working capitol of $188, originally the co-operative was on a "shoestring." There were no stockholders. No bonds were issued. The association is not set up to make money but when they started buying fodder, the capital had risen to $500 for operating expenses which are extremely low. Economy Sole Object Each farmer who is perticipat-lng in the co-operative will in all probability, even get a patronage, dividend back at the end of the year. A membership of $1 per person is charged. "We do not intend to make a profit out of operations for the object of the whole set-up is to save farmers money," Manager Guildner says. "We are buying and selling close to cost and if any margin exists later, and we think it will, patronage dividends will be paid." Perhaps conditions will change next year. Feed, it is to be hoped, will not be scarce. But the Gage county co-operative will probably stand some time as an example of what farmers by cooperative action have been able to do for themselves without treading on some one else's toes. It has served the purpose admirably during such an extreme emergency. i -i Winner school, and graduated from the University of Missouri in 1933. The Superior club submitted the poster of Miss Eleneta Carpenter, but it was disqualified for hon orable mention, because she had had no previous training in art, one of the requirements of entry. Early Talent The twenty-one year old first prize winner always has had a talent for drawing and color, and at the age of fourteen, she placed first in a district and state poster contest of the General Federation of Women's clubs. In North Platte, she had had training with the instructors at the Catholic academy, and supplemented this with private instruction and mechanical drawing in the high school. Following her graduation from high school iii 1930, during which four years she had been active in all phases of school work, including presidency of the National Honor society and choice as the most popular high school girl, she attended San Diego state college at the California city for two and a half years. There she majored in art and served as president of the honorary Art guild. She also had a year in Los Angeles at the Otis Art institute, with supplementary work at the Chouinard School of Art and a course in interior decoration in the extension division of the University of California at Los Angeles. Some of her art designs were hung in various California exhibits. ' Miss Reynolds Is at home this ymrrdoinlCrmow display"' backgrounds for various merchants. She plans to continue her art education another yv . '.'V T, y & PA-!': J?i f,

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