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ALD. MERRIAM ASKS SEPARATE
DISTRICTS FOR BUSINESS
1 PLANTS AND HOMES
A plea to confine business plants
and residences to separate districts
was handed the council judiciary
committee yesterday by Aid. Chas.
E. Merriam. He gave his reasons in
Fewer auto truck accidents where
little children are killed would occur
if homes "were not mixed with, busi
ness houses; truck accidents on busi
ness streets are few, Merriam says.
Tendency toward making disor
derly houses out of homes in a
neighborhood cheapened by en
croachment of business plants would
be cut down.
Possibility of real estate blackmail
where a property holder gets a fat
price for his lot in a swell residence
district by threatening to build stores
or a factory on it would be lessened.
Traffic of commercial vehicles
could be limited to busy streets and
kept away from quiet residence
streets where children play.
Homes would get cleaner streets,
better air and less noise.
Fire risk would be lessened.
Industrial development would be
YES, FOLKS, -WE ARE ALWAYS
OPEN TO AN INVITATION
By Jim Manee
When the cost upon a turkey
Jumps to thirty-five cents per,
As the dealers now all threaten,
Though they can't tell just what
We have thoughts of old Thanks
giving, And if prices continue to soar,
And we get an invite to dinner,
We'll have much to be thankful for.
P. S. Have you ever noticed that
it is' cheaper to eat with and on your
friends than it is to pay a grocery
A TWO-SIDED STORY FROM THE
The following story is clipped from
John M. Glenn's Manufacturers
News. It is also interesting to labor:
A planter down in Kentucky had
just employed a strange negro as a
mule driver. He handed him a brand
new blacksnake, climbed up on a
seat behind a pair of mules and asked
the darky if he could use the whip.
Without a word the mule driver drew
the black lash between his fingers,
swung it over his head and flicked a
butterfly from a clover blossom
alongside the road over which they
"That isn't so bad," remarked the
planter. "Can you hit that honey
bee over there?"
Again the negro swung the whip
and the honey bee fell dead..
Noting a pair of bumblebees on
still another blossom the negro
swished them out of existence with
the cracker of his new blacksnake
and drew further admiration from
his new employer.
A little further along the planter
spied a hornets' nest in a bush beside
the highway. Two or three hornets
were assembled at the entrance to
"Can you hit them, Sam?" he in
quired. " "Yes, sah! I kin," replied the ne
gro, "but I ain't a-goin' to; deys
SCHOOLGIRL STRANGLED WITH
A BOOK STRAP
New York, Oct 10. Strangled to
death with the strap she used to car
ry her schoolbooks, 11-year-old Bella
Bricker was found in the basement
of a tenement building at 184 Monroe
The little girl had been missing
since she started for school yester
day morning. She evidently was at
tacked on her way to school. Her
clothing was badly torn and her face
bruised and covered, with blggd,