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Strouts are living in the health and
comfort of nature.
The Strout children, free to roam
through cool woods and along cool
streams, are strong and 'healthy.
Strout and his wife are in better
physical condition than ever before.
As to the problem of the high cost
of living, the Strouts have solved
that to such an extent they are build
ing a little home of their own near
where they have been living in the
The Strouts are spending $7.50 a
week. Strout is putting away more
than half the money he earns at his
trade of carpenter.
"When we moved out here," says
Mrs. Strout, "our friends said we
would all die of pneumonia. None of
us has been sick a day.
"This beats many of the places in
the city where we had to pay ?20 a
"We have a bedroom partitioned
off with curtains. We use a part of
the remaining space as a dining
room and another part as a kitchen.
We use one corner as a coal bin in
the winter, another for the china and
silverware, and the other two as
"We spend an average of $6 a
week for food. We have meat twice
each day and vegetables of all kinds.
Our new permanent home will not
cost as much as it would some folks
because my husband is a carpenter
and I am going to help him build
it. The outdoor work wilf do both of
us a lot of good."
Winter with its blizzards and sum
mer with its heat and sickness have
no terrors for tjbis little family which
turned its back on the city and- went
back to the cave dweller age.
And their reward for this odd ex
periment? Perfect health instead of
a fight against disease and a home of
their own instead of accumulating
bills from the landlord and grocer.
A single-shot pistol is built into a
pew club ior policemen
BILLY'S BOOZE BAZAAR BUSTS
WHEN GRANDMA APPEARS
Billy Rock is only 8 years old, but
he has the instinct of knowing what
the pubilc wants to a degree that
would do credit to old and successful
business men. Billy lives at 7245 0k
Euclid av., which is a very nice "
neighborhood, where folks even hes
itate to get their beer in bottles.
Billy started his commercial career
as a vendor of "ice cold lemonade
made in the shade." But the lack of
enthusiasm shown for lemonade
caused Billy to get the idea that may
be the folks around Euclid avenue
weren't so "dry" as-fhey boasted. So
Billy dashed into his basement and
returned with a case of beer.
A few moments later a new sign
appeared on Billy's; stand. .It read:
"Beer two glasses for a nickel."
Billy's fortune was made. There was
a grand rush to Billy's stand and for
a few moments Billy thought he'd
have to hire a few extra bartenders.
Then Reform in the person of Billy's
grandmother appeared and did a .
Carrie Nation to his thriving busi
ness. But Billy went to bed 80 cents
richer last night
SODALITY HALL OPENING IS
SCHEDULED FOR TONIGHT
The Sodality hall of Holy Family
Catholic church, W. 11th and S. May
sts., one of the finest of its kind in
the city, will be formally opened to
night The building, of steel fireproof
construction, contains an auditorium
seating 900, with complete stage ac
cessories, banquet billiard, indoor ,f
baseball, lounge, reading and "cloak
rooms, shower baths, two libraries,
gymnasium and locker quarters.
An elaborate program has been ar
ranged for tonight
Washington. Battleship Texas
led navy in gunnery merit for year