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WA MA1TWH0 CAN'T PL AY CAN'T WORK" IS THEORY
UPON WHICH RICH RANCHER RUNS1 BUSINESS
David Monroe and some of the children and grandchildren who live
with him on his big ranch in Washington stateT
Spokane, Wash., Jan. 9. Scene
Employment bureau. Charac
ters: David Monroe, rancher;
male applicants, clerks, etc'
Enter David Monroe "Can
any of you men play baseball?"
Four applicants step forward.
D.M. "Can any of you play
any kind of musical instrument?"
Two more applicants step for
ward. D. M. "Is there anything that
anv left can do besides just
One applicant steps forward
admitting that he plays hockey."
D. M. "All right That's my
car out there. Hop in."
Exist David Monroe and seven
That's the way David Monroe
the scientific rancher of the In
land Empire, recruits his faTm
Monroe owns one of themost
eompletelx equipped farms fir the?
Northwest, abouj; eight miles
from Spokane. Some. of the fin
est stock in. the United States is
bredon his; broad acres. "" v
Incidentally David Monroe has
a ball teameachummert'that has
'little 'trouble nn making the rep
resentatives from the surround
ing towns look like novices and
a brass band'and orchestra in the
.winter that'''is some clas's. And
the funny parr of it all that al
though the men on the! Monroe
ranch Work only five and'one half
daysa week (they have Satur
day afternoons off), he gets more
work out of them thaitlnost-of his
neighbors do' from six long days,
and it really' doesn't cost a cen
It is true that David Monroe
.buys the baseballs and bats and
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'that" he doesn't take as keen an.