Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1924 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
from San Francisco, where he had
gone searching for surgical skill
which would remove the twists from
his tortured spine and iron out the
paralysis which has killed him from
the waist down. " - .
He had 65 cents in his pocket It
represented the sum total of his
But Kim also had an indomitable
well and an ingrown cheerfulness,
With these as his capital he went to
work. He began selling life insur
That was eight years ago. Now
Kim has a home of his own. In it is
a piano, easy chairs, books. He is
supporting his sister and her daugh
ter. He has two jitney busses which
daily bring him in more than a liv
ing. Kim also has a philosophy of life
which shames many a man more for
tunate than he, just as does the story
of his financial climb from a start of
"Give, your best to the world, and
the world will give its best back to
you," is his motto.
"Instead of moaning over your
fate, put your head to work. Your
head is a great piece of machinery.
You've no idea what it will do for
you until you use it If your arms
were off close to your shoulders,
your head should still make a living
With this outlook on life Kim keeps
the smiles playing over his face, and
lectures other Spokane cripples when
they get "down in the dumps."
Kim is 37 years old and unmarried.
Eleven years ago he was a husky, ro
bust structural ironworker and
He fell 26 feet from a bridge faere,
and dislocated his spine. For eight
months he was paralyzed. For 14
months he was on the flat of his
back. For four years he was prac
But he kept his nerve and fought
c gainst discouragement
When he began selling life insur
ance, he found "easy pickings"
among his former fellow workers.
Trainmen knew him and "forgot1' to
collect his fare.
Naturally a mechanic, he turned
to contracting, and from his wheel
chair directed the erection of houses
here, which he sold at a profit.
"I let the other fellow drive the
nails," he laughed.
He bought a Ford truck and built
an eight passenger body on it, and
now it's one of the jitneys above
Just for fun he is also a good ama
teur barber, and can rival any wom
an as a cook.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU
WERE FACING MARGERY
The coming chapters of The Day
Book's famous serial, "The Confes
sions of a 'Wife," are going to take
Margie Waverly, the fascinating
heroine whom every one has grown
to admire and love, through the
GREAT CLIMAX of her personal his
tory she reaches, in fact, THE
TURNING POINT of her career!
Here she is to face burning ques
tions questions that would make
any woman stand aghast. As the
tragic problem that confronts Mar
gie unfolds, and before life gives her
the answer, ponder it in your mind
and try to decide
What would you do?
You will not want to miss any of
these coming chapters of the "Con
fessions, for they contain one of the
GREATEST CLIMAXES ever writ
ten into a human document!
LENTEN MENUS FOR ONE DAY
Breakfast Cracked wheat and
milk; baked apples and bacon; toast;
Luncheon Rye bread and cheese;
lettuce salad and wafers;. drop cook
ies and tea.
Dinner Vegetable pie; baked po-;
tatoes; shrimp salad; peach short
cake; coffee. l