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THE SPRING FEVER SMElffifiET?OUWtb
DON'T WAtCH OUT! r
It's coming. You can't stop or. dodge it. Sure as fate, you're elected
to have spring fever.
k' t Which simply,means that, the sap in you is akin to the sap in the bud
ding trees, in the flowers just beginning to stir toward later beauty, in the'
.cheery, chirrupy birds; indeed, in all the living creatures' on this merry old
globe. ' ,
Spring was meant for this sort of thing; and "we don't mind saying we
think the chap's a chump who doesn't let nature have a little rein for fun
. and frolic, at this teasing time of year.
Of course, it's up to you to pick your kind of fever. '
Some fellows get the fishing frenzy in the first warm days. i
It's fine. The creek, the river or the lake looks mighty appealing, with
the breath of spring rippling' its waters to the dancing sunbeams.
Dig a can of worms, get the fish-hooks and some twine, don't fuss
about jointed rods an alder .twig will do. And, for the love of Mike, don't
brag in advance about what you're going to "ketch.'1 Leave that to the
kind Providence which watches overmen and little fishes.
. What's the odds about the catch if you get a day off in the fresh air
and come home tired, hungry and, maybe, moister than you should be in
the seat of the trousers, but chuck full of happiness and fit for the bulliest
sleep you ever experienced?
Nowhere in life is the catching the main thing. The main thing is
putting your soul into what you do. A 'soulful fisherman in the spring
time is pretty close to God. '
Or, maybe, your bent is the garden.
The sweet smell of the upturned earth, the adventure of putting in
seeds on a hazard of frost or drouth, the charm of puttering around they're
jolly well worth while. The missus, too, can help there, in her old gingham
gown and faded sun-bonnet for once not primped up, but just plain
Why, it's like the courtship all over again! Hearts get close together
in the intimacy of conspiring to make things grow.
Frankly, it doesn't make a whopping lot of difference how the fever1,
hits you or into what kind of mfld madness it betrays you. Any kind is the
right kind ifdt leads you back to nature.
WHAT THE COUNCIL DID
Resolution adopted urging imme
diate action towatrd electrification
and ordinance sent to new railway
Ald. Merriam attacked traction
merger, criticised "non-partisan" or
ganization, and prclaimed his inde
pendence. Twelve new aldermen installed and
bonds of City Clerk Connery and City
Treasurer Flynn approved.
- Mayor Harrison appointed three
new members on school board and
two ori library board.
Ordinance eliminating duplicate
street names passed after many
Oscar W. Eckland filed petition
contesting election of Aid. Merriam.
Mayor Harrison presented prdi-,
nance prohibiting rain curtains on
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For high-class Spunk,, observe little
Montenegro sassing "the six great
powers," so-called, but which look to
us like the six great- bullies.