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AIN'T NATURE WONDERFUL!
(" The Potato
A few years ago if somebody took
the subject, "Potato," and wrote an
article on it he would be a candidate
for the reason refinery and every
body would push heavy for the liter
Bu ttoday everybody is kowtowing
to the potato stronger than the
neighborhood kids are to Eddie and
his new bike. Yfhy, say, we can re
ineraber the grocery hiker's yodel,
"Gro-crees!" as he came up the back
stairs with a pound of liver under
his -wing and a bushel of spuds easin'
against his neck. Every other step
you'd hear a murphy fall out of the
basket and fox trot down the stairs.
You didn't lose sleep over it.
Then he came in and headed for
the pantry, over would go the .bas
ket and the humbles would tumble
with an unmusical sound into the po
tato box. A half dozen of them would
roll out of the pantry and steer for
under the stove. Did you .scream?
No you did not.
WeJl, we don't want to take the
joy out of your life by recalling them
times, but ain't it ? But today
focus your glims on the potato.
Ow! fried diamonds, baked emer
alds, mashed pearls, boiled rubies,
sapphires au gratin, etc. Sirloin
steak, mushrooms, caviar, etc., are
Lovett My wife kisses me even
ings when I get home late.
Russell Affection ?
Lovett No; investigation. Fuck.
t: A FINANCIAL DIAGNOSIS
r In a confidential little talk to a
S group of medical students an emi
neht physician took up the extreme
ly important matter of correct diag
nosis of the maximum fee.
"The best rewards," he said,
;"come, of course, to the established
specialist For instance, I charge
$25 for a call at the residence, $10
for an office consultation, and $5 for
a telephone consultation.
There was an appreciative and en
vious silence and then a voice from,
the back of the amphitheater, slight
ly thickened, spoke:
"Doc," it asked, "how much do
you charge a fellow for passing you
on the street?"