"Boosting A Good Town and Community"



Another Leap Year has rolled around and this time the publishers have decided to assist the fair sex by publishing the names of the community's eligible bachelors. They will give a year's subscription to the Page Reporter to the first person who brings in at the end of the contest the most nearly correct list of person's names derived from the jumbled list which shall appear in the Reporter for the next few weeks.

Each name shall be hopelessly jumbled as for instance (if we had a George Washington in our community, it might be spelled haGesotoeWgrnign.) Each word will be the names of a gentleman of Page or surrounding visinity or a prominent resident of the county. Occasionally a middle initial is used and also occasionally a Jr. is necessary. Of course we may miss a great many. But, gentlemen, don't be bashful, come in and remind us that you still lack a better (?) half.

Anyone is eligible to bring in a list, even to the bachelors themselves as its all in fun. Number the list as they appear in the paper. Here is the list for this week. To help in deciphing the names we have capitalized the first letter of each name-Look them over GIRLS.


Farewell Given For Mrs. B. Mac Laren

A farewell party was held Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ethen Allen for Mrs. Beade MacLaren, of Canada, who has been here for almost a month visiting with her brothers, Frank, Harvey, Ethen and E.E. Allen. Those present besides the host and hostess and family, were Mrs. Mae Laren, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Allen, and family, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Allen, Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Hines and family and Mr. Wm. Roche.

Accepts Night Supervisor Position

Miss Willimetta Park, a graduate nurse of the Lutheran hospital at Norfolk, who has been working there for a number of years since her graduation, recently accepted the position as night supervisor at the Lutheran hospital in Sioux City, Iowa and has gone to that place. Miss Park was a graduate of Page High School in the class of 1928 and her many friends here are pleased to learn of her promotion.

Former Pageite Welds on a Finger

John Dorr Jr. of Tecumseh, Nebraska, former Pageite, performed a job recently in his general repair shop which might have stumped the surgical world, that of welding a finger back onto a person's hand after it had be severed.

According to the reports received here by his brothers, A.L. and Leonard Dorr, a Tecumsehian had the misfortune of breaking off one of the fingers on his hand and the said hand being an artificial one, Mr. Dorr neatly welded the finger back, giving him a whole hand once more.

Page Lady Has 3 Great Granddaughters Born This Month

Mothers are Mrs. Ernest Swift, Allen, Neb; Mrs. Lynn Barnes, Rapid City, S.D.; and Mrs. Chmeler

Here is one for Ripley; Mrs. Ida Townsend became great grandmother to three great grand daughters, all born in the month of February this year; two of them being only a day apart in birthdays. The first to arrive is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Swift of Allen, Nebraska, who was born on February 4th. Mrs. Swift was formerly Miss Glennis Townsend, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Townsend. The second is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Barnes of Rapid City, South Dakota, born on February 5th. Mrs. Barnes formerly was Miss Arlene Swain, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Swain. And the latest is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Chmeler of Norfolk, born on February 18th. Mrs. Chmeler, as most of our readers know, was the former Miss Helen Townsend, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Townsend.

Many Inquires for SeedCorn at Co. Agent Office

Many inquireies for seed corn have been received at Agri. Agent F.M. Reece's office. Any one having any for sale or wishing to locate supplies is urged to let him know about it. It is seldom satisfactory to ship corn in from a very great distance and so only through a successful exchange can teh counties need be met for the coming year. They are also equipped to test seed corn for anyone who wishes it, free of charge. All corn for 1936 planting should be tested as 1935 is very uneven in germination. Many later disappointments can be prevented if a test is conducted before planting.Approximately 7 dys are required for the test.

Townsend Bros. Established Thirty Years Ago, Here

Purchased E.E. Hunter's Hardware Stock; C.A. and Roy Townsend first members of firm

The firm of Townsend Bros. was established here thirty years ago the 23rd of this month according to the files of the Page Reporter in 1906; the members of the firm at that time being C.A. Townsend and Roy Townsend.

The beginning of the business which later developed into the firm was back in 1898 when C.A. Townsend started in the implement business. This he conducted until in 1906, when E.E. Hunter moved his hardware stock into Mr. Townsend's building. A week later a deal was made whereby C.A. Townsend and E. Roy Townsend purchased the hardware stock and formed the firm of Townsend Bros. The personel of the establishment remained the same until in 1920 when Mr. Roy Townsend sold his interest.

In the thirty year history of the firm many changes and events have taken place. Among them were the burning of the implement shed and implements; the erection of a bigger store; then the erection of the cement block hardware store and later the building of the new addition on the west and the addition of the Chevrolet car agency to the hardware and implement line.

The firm is now owned by C.A. townsend Sr., Mrs. Carrie Townsend and Mr. C.A. (Alva) Townsend Jr.

Lee Stevens Travels over 4,000 Miles on Hitch Hiking Trip

Travelled in Thirteen States, Mostly in the South and East; Saw Very Little Snow

Lee Stevens, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Stevens, returned home last Sunday afternoon from a four thousand mile hitch hiking trip to Florida and up the Atlantic coast to West Virginia, where he visited with his sister, Mrs. W.A. Moore, at Alexandria, and also at Washington D.C., thence west along the Mason Dixon line and home to Nebraska. He was in thirteen states on the trip and was gone about two months, leaving Page on Sunday, December 29, 1935.

Lee stated that while he was with his sister a snow fell which lasted about two days and outside of that he did not see any snow until her rechaed Kansas City on his return trip. In Arkansas he said things were green and the people were around in their shirt sleeves; some of the farmers had already started to work in fields and the birds were singing. A few days later, however, this pleasant scene changed to cold, much snow and blizzards when Lee reached Sioux City.


The various Village Caucuses must be held before March 4gth as the nominations of these caususes must be turned in to the Village Clerk on or before March 4th to insure the names of appearing on the ballots.

There will be two expired terms on the Village Council this spring, those of Dr. O.W. French and Wm. Clark; also an unexpired term of John Dorr Jr., who moved to Tecumseh. Thus two candidates are required for full terms of two years and one candidate to fill out Dorr's term.

Truck that Hits Car is Stopped Here

Faulhaber Brothers and North Dakota Men Follow Truck to Page

Considerable curiosity was aroused here Tuesday afternoon when two cars stopped an oil transport truck at the south corner of highway number twenty here in town, and held it here for considerable time.

It turned out that the truck was alleged to have torn off the rear bumper and damamged the left back fender of a North Dakota car, while passing it in one of the narrow cuts in the snow on the angle two miles north of town.

One of the cars which stopped the truck belonged to the men from North Dakota and the other car was occupied by Clarence and Sidney Faulhaber, who were a little way from the scene and were asked to help catch the truck and act as witnesses.

The Faulhaber brothers said they could hardly say whose fault it was, thinking that both were to blame. Clarence stated that he saw the truck hit the car, tearing off the bumper. Sidney said he did not see the truck hit the car but did see the drivers of the car stop and walk back about twenty feet to pick up the bumpter

The truck driver claimed that he did not know he had hit the car and was not trying to get away. It was reported that he was not driving very fast at the time nor afterward. The oil transport tuck was carrying a Nebraska and Kansas license.

Impassable Roads Cause Cancellation of Pasture Meeting

Enthusiasm for Program Still High; Circulars May be Obtained From County Agent

Snow blocked and practically impassable country roads have caused cancellations of proposed cropos and pasture meetings in Holt County but have not decreased interest and enthusiasm in the 1936 statewide pasture improvement contest.

The 1936 contest, wherein $1,500 will be awarded in prizes, was to be officially opened here with the holding of the farm gatherings. However, with weather conditions making this impossible farmers are being urged to get detailed information about the contest at the office of Agricultural Agent F.M. Reece.

"The adverse weather changes our plans for the meetings but does not mean that we will not support the pasture contest." Agricultural Agent F.M. Reece declared. "If it is impossible for producers to get to town, they might drop a penny postcard iin the mail box asking for detailed information."

A large supply of circulars, done up in attractive color and describing the contest in detail as well as answering pertinent questions regarding pasture management, has just been received at the county farm bureau office. Farmers may get copies of this publication at once and make entry in the contest.

Furniture and Undertaking

Licensed to Embalm,,Ambulance Service, Day or Night Calls Full Line of Furniture, Floor Coverings, Wall Coverings
Special Attentioin to Flower Orders
Call at our expense


Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Kennedy were Tuesday evening visitors at the Fred Clark Home.

Bennie Adamecand Joe Linhart departed today for Oregon, where they have a job awaiting them.

A.E. Riggs pruchased the old Auten house in the northwest part of town on Wednesday of this week.

Mrs. MacLaren departed Monday morning for Port Huron, Michigan, where she will visit several weeks before returning to her home in Canada.

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Eby and son were down from O'Neill Wednesday. Mrs. Eby visited with her sister, Mrs. Foy Clark.

Mrs. A.D. Palmer of Butte, Nebraska and her daughter, Mrs. Claire Hayne and son of Norfolk, arrived at the C.A. Townsend home for a visit.

Mrs. J.T. Walker has resigned her position as assistant to the Page post office to take effect March 1st. Mrs. Walker has held the position for little over a year and given very good satisfaction. Mr. Everette Copes will take her place for the present

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Asher of O'Neill autoed down here Saturday evening for a visit with the former's mother, Mrs. Ethel Shearer, and brother, Dale, also the latter's grandparents,Mr. and Mrs. Herman Rakow, over the weekend.

FREE OFFER CONTINUES-$8.50 Value, North Star Wool Blanket, 72 in. x 84 in. Free with each DeLuxe Power Washer at $84.50, or Model D Electric at $49.50. And you can amke that ironing day a real pleasure with the Coronado Electric Ironer, $39.50. Easy Payments. Gamble Stores.

LLoyd Cork had the misfortune of damaging the right door of his car slightly last Friday evening, when his car upset just east of the angle east of town. Lloyd Cork, Everette Michaelson and Jerome Allen were returning home from Royal. None of the occupants were hurt.

Page and viciinity has had some relieft the past week from the extreme cold weather. Several days of melting left much water and ice everywhere. Tuesday evening it began to rain and later it turned to snow, leaving a fresh layer of about 2 inches on the ground Wednesday morning. Wedensday was cold with a high wind. Today the sun shines but it remains cold.

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Finley and children, who have been living at Sarcoxie, Missouri the past year, arereported to be on their way to Oregon. They were to leave Albion Nebraska where the visited in the Frank Damon home on Wednesday.

Mr. L.C. Rakow accompained by L.F. Knudsen went to Sioux City Tuesday where they were caught by the blizzard there and were not home yet Thursday morning. We understand some of Crumley's and Prills arealso marooned there.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lipskey plan to move to town in the near future, having rented the old Auten house now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. A.B. McClure.


Yes, it is still around the corner and we still have chains and mud & snow tread Firestone Tires. If you don't need them now, you soon will -- give us a call. We also have special gas for your lamps, irons and washing machine engines.

J.L. Cork & Sons