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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 07, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 10',
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CLEVER SCHOOLMA'AM SPELLS"
'EM ALL DOWN
St. Paul, Minn. Because she spell
ed "varicose" with an'"i" instead of
an "e," Miss Martha Clark, principal
of the Crowley school, is richer by
$20, and she's also champion speller
of St. Paul.
Miss Clark "spelled down" 26 riv
als in a city-wide spelling bee arrang
ed by the St. Paul Art Institute. She
"held the floor" an hour and a hqlf.
For 10 minutes she ran neck -and
neck, rather word for word, with
Leonard J. Beierstettel, a young rail
road clerk. Finally Beierstettel trip
ped. He spelled "varicose" "vare
cose." Miss Clark spelled it correctly
with an "i." She got the gold piece
and. the championship honors.
"But if Beierstettel couldr't "vari
cose" he could spell so many other
hard words that the judges gave him
second prize $10.
WHY DO YOU O. K. A GOOD THING
Why do you say a thing is 0. K.
when you think it is all right?
You'll have to go back to Andrew
Jackson's time to find the origin of
this" expression so commonly used to
indicate excellence. As a reflection on1
Jackson's supposed illiteracy it was"
said, that heendorsed. official papers,
0. K. (oll-korrect) , and the expres
sion became a party cry during the
presidential campaign, of 1832. The
expression is also traced baek to colo
nial days when the best tobacco and
rum came from Aux Cayes (o-ka),
and 0. K. became a synonym for
The Organizer Think of the bless
ed privilege for women, the franchise!
The Doubter Franchise? What do
I want with a franchise? I ain't no
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