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HERE'S THE REAL "SWAT THE PLY" MAN
Nine hig doctors, all members
of the Kansas state board of
Dr. S. J. Crumbine.
health, were telling each other
just what they thought about the
pesky househqld fly, more right
ly termed "the, typhoid fly." One
by one the docs let out several and'
separate strings of big words, cal
culated to. scare -any fly to death,
if the fly could understand them,
which evidently he couldn't. For
just as the last speaker was telling
how the fly could'be put in the ex
tinct species class along""Witn the
dodo a regular bigbuzzer lit on
Doc Crumbine's head he's the
board's secretary and landed
about the time the dtfc was get
ting to the point where hewould
show the fly up in its true colors.
Hue uy uutucrcu mm, iuivpuic
doc liffedup his goodnight hand
and swatted thatflyito-a'fare-you
"Now I have it, 'gentlemen,'1'
he continued, " fswat the fly 1
Since Dr. Crumbine coined the,
phrase, "Swat the fly,'; 6thers all
over the world have hearkened
to the injunction and whole cities
have turned in and. swatted as
they never thought of doing be-
fore. Kansas has every year since?
then followed in Dr. Crumbine's
battle line and swatted the flies
It's a regular semi-annual instk
tution. .Every spring they start a
six months' swatting fest to catch'
the flies as the.y grt?w-uo, and