Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1949 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
Here was a case where it seem
ed as if everything was settled.
The insurance company's doctor
had reported that the man seemed
to be all right, and the man him
self had certified that he was not
engaged in any dangerous occu
pation. "I lead a sedentary life," he
told them. "I work in an office
and we have no danger or excite
ment." "How about the sports?" the
examiner asked. "Do you play
football or baseball? Do you box?
Po you belong to an athletic
"No none of that stuff. I
guess I'm a safe risk."
"Do you speed?"
"What do you mean?"
"Do you drive your car faster
than the speed limit?"
"I have no car."
"What? How do you get
"Risk refused. A speeder is a
dangerous risk, but a pedestrian
has no chance at all. Buy a car,
old man. Sorry good night"
KISSES FOR SALE
Miss Rose Bud Now, Mr.
Compton, what are you going to
buy at my table? We have home
made cakes, glass cloths, tidies
and aprons. I am sure you want
some of each."
Mr. Compton Oh, thanks,
awfully; have you any kisses for
orruese . J (? wisp vfr; f.
& CVT YEJ? yft
Miss Kose- uud certainly, a.
dollar each..-Hw many will yofi
have? Mr. Compton (handing out the,
money) I'll tike two; goocE
Miss Rose Bud (with a
phic smjle) Oh, yes, we are par
ticular about that. Miss Autumn
Leaf, will you deliver two kisses,
to Mr. Compton? (Miss Leaf is
forty in the shade and paralyz
Mr. Compton You.are more
than kind, Dobson "(turning to
his man, who is carrying his pa$
eels), just take this purchase frota
Miss Autumn Leaf. x.
ine present-aay young maty;
arely.gets left, even at a church;
?jt&v Vt A i