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AIN'T, NATURE WONDERFUL
A Simp Moral Editorial.
Tom and Jerry went to the same
school; in fact, they were raised to
gether in the same elevator.
Tom was a model school youth
who attended school every day and
was a wolf in his studies, while Jerry
bummed from school half the time
and only came when it rained. Then
he dulled away the school hours dop
ing out batting averages.
He figured he didn't have to learn
anything because he was going to be
When graduation time came Tom
the studious was suffocated with
high honors and was presented a roll
of wallpaper signed by the principal
and tied by a nice blue ribbon 'that
later would serve for a necktie
(that's how thrifty Tom was). While
boneheaded Jerry was the clam at
the bottom of the class. His part on
the stage at the commencement ex
' ercises was to raise and lower the
When it was all over Tom and
Jerry wenf out the same door Tom
with his hand-engraved diploma,
Jerry with egg on his chin from that
That night Tom gofc-a job in Simp
on's barrel factory to report to work
, the next day, while Jerry had to be
thrown out of Fogarty's poolroom so
the proprietor could close up for the
years later Tom, by cutting
his own hair and reading yesterday's
i paper,.had saver $211.35, while Jerry
8 owed Kaplan, the tailor, 85c for
- patching the seat of his pants that
he had worn out sitting on the chairs
in Fogarty's billiard boudoir.
(To Be Continued)
"Where did Van Scadds get all his
' money? He was poor as a church
mouse when he came to this town
ten years ago."
"Yes, he was poor, but not hen
s' est" N. Y. World.
66U.Y I'll- 5PUT
WUEVJ Does A MAN CEASE
VMENttE TURNS INTd,
v "w n.
"Please mister, can you help a
poor man that wants to get back, to
his family what he ain't seen in ten
"Certainly. Just get me a sworn
statement from your family saying
that they want you back and 111 fat
glad to help you." N. Y.-World.