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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 05, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 17

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AIN'T NATURE WONDERFUL
The Flivver
Well, Pete, put down that pickle
sandwich and give a listen. We've
got one of the greatest industries of
the age to squawk about on today's
menu and that are the flivver.
I thought you gave a sermon about
the jumping bean the other day, Ed
gar.
Have a care, Thor, don't knock
Flivvers; its cylinders do enough of
that stuff. A cat has only nine lives
but a flivver dies so much Euclid
himself, the Ty Cobb of arithmetic,
couldn't keep track of its lives. An
ordinary automobile is only good for
riding around in, but there s no limit
to the things a flivver can do.
Flivvers make dainty watch
charms. They can be used as alarm
clocks or as pacifiers for babies,
Even when a flivver is played out,
if any member of the family live that
long, it can be made into kitchen
utensils to supply seven and a half
families. There will still be enough
left over to make a good vacuum
sweeper.
Some people are such brutes with
their flivvers they load them down
with all kinds of brightly polished ac
cessories trying to make them look
like automobiles. It s a wonder the
humane society doesn't get after
them.
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ELEPHANTS
The wonderful thing about an ele
phant is his nose.
He can wave it. He can wrap it
around his ear. He can chase flies
up and down his back with it. And
if he happens to be traveling in a
stock car he can send it out for air.
Think what a man could do with
a nose like that. When his wife
smelled smoke he could sit where he
was and sniff in the other rooms. And
when 'it came to Dutch lunches he
could hang his nose out of the win
dow and enjoy his limburger in
peace.
Oh, for a wandering nose!
CHESTNUT CHARLIE
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The denarius, translated penny,
was a Roman silver coin in the time
of Jesus'. It was the principal silver
coin of the Roman commonwealth.
From the parable of the laborers in
the twentieth chapter of MaXthew, it
would appear that a denarius was
then the ordinary pay for a day's
labor.

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