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n. y. gorgie' medders pulled an.'
other boneliead play the other day
m skool up in the bronnix, but he can
blaim his dad for this ,
the teecher'says to his class to get
up & tell which man they wood
ruther see, & about haff of the kids
yells president Wilson
8 wanted to lamp a live king, & 2
littel gurls said the wood like to see
santiclaus, while the rest of them
tells as they wood like to get there
lamps set on cristy matheson, jess
willard, villa, gorge- Washington or
1 gurl said she wanted to see her
mamma worst of all & 1 littel boy
said he wante'd to see a indian
But gorgie medders dident say
now gorgie, his teecher asts him,
what man in all the world wood you
please mam, gorgie replyd, i wood
ruther see my dad's boss
well well, the teecher says, being
surprised, for she knows that mr.
medders works in a cheese factory,
why are you so anckshus to see your
becaus my dad says he has 200
hands & i wood like to see how they
are fastened onto him, that's why
We are a nation of readers.
Father .reads stock tickers, betting
odds, sign posts, speedometers, ba
rometers, billboard, car cards and
Mother reads price tags, movie
captions, household hints and the
riot act to father.
Rich college students read wine
lists and theater programs. Poor ones j
reftdygypthininscriptionsr art! gas
Then there are those who read
palms and horoscopes, timetables,
menu cards, each other out of the
party, weather reports, murder trials,
divorce suits and cartoons.
No question about it, we are a na
tion of readers.
We read everything but books.
GOSM, I HMS. TO TAOOJE "
THJCr ILE OF MAIL.
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