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JANITOR QUITS HIS POEM
BLAMES PARCEL POST Medford, Ore., March 11. When Jonathan Bourne, Jr., conceived the parcel post idea littleditk he think that it would be the cause of a South ern Pacific janitor bursting into the following effusion : "I have served you long and I have served you -well; This parcel post is giving me hell. The only way out of it I can see, Is to sever my connections with the S. P. I lift all day and roll all night, For a man in my fix it sure is a fright. (Signed) Dad Timothy." This is the unique way in which the janitor of the depot here phrased his resignation, which he says was due to the increasing weight of the mails which he carted to and from the trains. POLICE SEARCH FOR MEMBERS OF JOY RIDE PARTY Police are looking for members of the joy ride party that left Mayme Connors, 30, 3442 W. 18th street, lying unconscious in the middle of the street at 69th and Western ave nue. She was found wrapped in an auto robe at Western avenue and 69th street, suffering from a wound on her head and a badly wenched arm and back. She named a chauffeur named "Cody," who said he worked for a man in the Blackstone Hotel. C. H. Eckart of the Blackstone Hotel said he had a man by that name a few years ago, but does not know where he is. Leah Hanna, named as another member of the party, could not be lo cated today. o o HIS REASON Our grocer tells us that he gives short weight to some customers be cause it is a long wait for them to pay their bills: THE SALESLADY By Jim Manee. Behind the counter is her stand, She's there from morn 'till night. A sortin' and a sellin' goods, By artificial light. She has to deal with customers, Of natures good and bad, When six o'clock comes every day, The saleslady is glad. P. S. "I'm sorry, madam, but we are all out of that." o o MOYER SAYS THEY'LL WIN Charles H. Moyer today prophesied that the miners would win the Mich igan strike. "The Western Federation will stick until it goes broke," he said. "Al ready we've lost $1,000,000, but the mine owners -are losing also and we'll win in the end." TODAY'S HEALTHOGRAM Treatment of Dyspepsia. This is the time of year when many people are likely to complain of dys peptic svmntoms. It's natural, for the long winter months have deprived many of their accustomed and neces sary outdoor air and exercise. While the ordinarv method of treating dyspepsia is to take soda, pepsin and all kinds of drugs, the proper method is to return to the out door, fresh-air plan. Get out of doors these spring days. Die in the yard. Play ball with the boys. Walk in the parks. Run foot races. Shake up the digestive organs and get them busy! WEATHER FORECAST Generally fair tonight and Thurs day, but with some cloudiness to night; lowest temperature tonight about 28 degrees; rising temperature Thursday; moderate northerly winds becoming variable Thursday. Tem perature Tuesday Highest, 36; low est, 26.