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NATIONAL- APPLE DAY IS TUES
By R. J. Coyne.
National Apple Day occurs tomor
row and is now a permanent insti
tution. It is the day-Qf cheer and all
are invited to join in itsfestivities.
There are many reasons why Na
tional Apple Day should be encour
aged. First of all, apples are a valuable
commercial commodity and aid to
ward the nation's wealth when they
are grown and distributed scientl-
Second, their health value Is un
questioned. Even with the knock
given the doctor by the old time
slogan "An apple a day keeps the
doctor away" the doctor has many
good words to say of the medicinal
value of the apple. The modern slo
gan "health's best way, eat apples
every day" is a more pleasing truth.
The phosphorous in the apple is con
sidered a great aid to brain workers,
particularly is apples are eaten on re
tiring at night. Prom an economical
standpoint a box or a barrel of nice
juicy apples will satisfy and please
more persons than any other article
of food or luxury with which you can
entertain them. Prom the humblest
of humanity, to the millionaire, king
or queen, the apple will be accepted
from the barrel or box without the
use of golden or silver platter, and
such is the dignity of the apple, "King
So many good things can be said
of the virtues of the apple, why not
keep a nice box of apples near your
desk and your cigar bill will be less?
Even the other fellow who is ac
customed to the use of strong drink
will change when weaned to the lib
eral use of apples. Prohibitionist
and temperance organizations should
emblazon on their temperance ban
ners: "Don't drink pray
Eat apples every day."
Accordingly, you see apples are
also moral force. I might call them 1
"the sunshine fruit of cheer." The
smiling school children are aided to
health by apples, But do they get their
share? The man or men who supply
their neighborhood school with ap
ples on National Apple Day will be
blessed and revered with joy of giv
ing and the pleasure that is expe
rienced by making so many others
Nature's best fruit, the sunshine
fruit of cheer.
PLEASANT TO HEAR v
"What a silvery ring there is in Mr.
"Yes. And when he proposed to me
last night there was a diamond ring
Don't waste time or advice on peo
ple who can't take a hint.
The world is filled with bluffers
who show up badly on a showdown.
Neighborly sympathy, sometimes,
turns out to be about three-quarters
curiosity. Atlanta Journal,