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WOOD COUNTY REPORTER
Established Nov. 28, 1857. A. L. FONTAINE, Owner and Pub lisher. £ $2.00 a Year, Strictly in Advance. Prices for advertising and job work made known on application at the of fice. Entered at the postoffice at Wiscon sin Rapids, Wisconsin, a s second class matter. Thursday, December 23, 1920. “Sell Your Hammer and Buy a Horn” The shortage of houses will not worry Mr. Harding during the next four years. He is perfectly satisfied. o We often find fault with people when we should extend them our sym pathy instead. It’s a hard matter to find brains in a head if God Almighty didn’t put any there. o A big head often shelters small ideas. o Don’t court trouble. Court your wife instead. o Hanging is too gmd for a certain newspaper writer in this country. He asserts that “even with her mouth filled with hairpins a woman is apt 1 i speak twice before she thinks once.” o There really is no excuse for not marrying now-a-days. It’s about as easy to get rid of a wife or husband as it is to find one. o We often hear the remark that some woman is “dressed fit to kill.” Probably out to make a klling. o In our youth our good old mother admonished us to “always tell the truth.” But we dasn’t do it—in this sheet. o Some men strive pitifully to cover up the fact that they are in deadly fear of their wives. But they should n’t worry. Even an elephant will tremble in the presence of a mouse. o Family jars are not like those man ufactured in a pottery. It is too diffi cult to keep the lid on. o No man can sit on the fence where patriotism is concerned. He either is, or he isn’t. o Men who talk in their sleep should marry women who are hard of hear ing. They can’t read lips in the dark. China is said to be taking up Amer ican jazz. Good! We hope they take it all. o Prices may be tumbling, as is claimed, but we fail to note any de crease in the sive of the hole in the doughnut. o Not all people are “bags of wind”. Some are howling tornadoes, instead. o Our city friends take a peculiar de light in cracking jokes at the expense of country people, but when they want to spend a week or two in com plete safety from banditry they in variably hike for the tall grass. o If the nations of the earth ever dis card their armaments they will have a devil of a lot of thrills in collecting them up again. o Latest reports from Ireland indi cate that the dove of peace has gone on a tear. We believe it. o Foreigners come to this country with the popular idea that America “Here’s Real T obacco” says the Good Judge That gives a man more genuine chewing satis- ' taction than he ever got out of the ordinary kind. Smaller chew, lasts longer / —so it costs less to chew r this class of tobacco. And the good, rich ro- vV bacco taste gives a w orld \ of satisfaction, \ Any man who uses the 'J* "A \\" Real Tobacco Ghew r will tell you that. v Put up in two styles W -B CUT is a long fine-cut tobacco RIGHT CUT is a short-cut tobacco f # 1 fl & a i M. I j ■i >: THE GREATEST OF THEM ALL Despite his thirty-four years, Jim Thorp, the former Carlisle T ndian star, demonstrated to New .. ,rkers whv he is rated as the greatest of all gridiron performers. The wonder athlete led his Canton Bull Dogs in the first professional football game ever plaved in New York. A bit slow er perhaps, and lacking some of the dash that made him the most feared of foes when at Carlisle, Thorpe dis played his remarkable punting ability when he sent the ball a distance of sixty-seven yards during the game. He also tore off a run of 60 yards through the entire opposing team, the Buffalo All Americans, composed of some of the greatest college players of the last decade. The All-Ameri cans defeated the Bull Dogs seven to three. This photograph of Thorpe was made before the game which was played at the Polo Grounds. is a land flowing with milk and hon ey. It is, but they soon learn that it requires something besides m. and h. to fill an empty stomach. o Some men will spend hours in read ing the sport pages of the daily pa pers. But if they had to spend thirty minutes in reading the Bible they’d either go to sleep or want to charge overtime for their services. o When we all make a practice of studying local conditions instead of complaining we’ll soon find them more to our liking. Why not? o We refer to Job as the most pati ent of men, but the old boy wasn’t a newspaper publisher with a bunch of delinquents on his list. o Success to you in 1921—but you’ll have to hustle for it. o SLOWING UP IN WINTER Lack of outdoor exercise, and heavy meals in winter disturb digestion. The bowels should not be clogged with un digested, poisonous waste matter. Fo ley Cathartic Tablets cleanse the bow els without griping or nausea, banish biliousness and headaches, bloating, gas and bad breath. Sold Everywhere. THAT RESOLUTION Making any new resolutions this year? Some make them by the wholesale and break them as fast as they are made. Others manage to live fairly clean lives without making them at all. But there is one resolution which would be of great benefit to every person in this community. Resolve to be a reasonably fair at tendant at church on Sundays for the next twelve months, and live up to your resolution. But if you are not in sympathy with resolutions, go to church any- w T ay. We think nothing of paying from one to three dollars tp see a good show, and we cough up readily when the circus comes to town. It is worth the money, does no harm, and we get a little enjoyment out of it. But we pay for everything we get. But the church is different. There is no admission fee. There is no sentiry at the d66t to demand a ticket before you can get in. You are welcome. All are glad to see you, and you are urged to come again. You learn things with which you do not come in contact in any show, or circus, or any other place on this earth—except a place of worship. The lessons you learn there are valuable to you in your home life, in your business affairs, and in your iaily contact with mankind. It is the one door in Christendom which opens freely to all people alike. It is open to you. Will 1921 -see you there “FLU” LEFT A BAD COUGH Watch for the coughs that “hang on” all winter. H. V. Sloane, Bayard, Va., writes: “I had the “flu” and it left me with a dreadful cough. After trying lots of remedies I , took Foley’s Honey and Tar. After using 3 bottles my cough had entirely gone.” Relia ble for coughs, colds, croup. Sold Ev erywhere. THERE AND HERE a* You who live in comfort, with well stocked larders and warm -fires in your homes, should be thankful that you live in this land of the free. Millions of people in China are hungry for lack of food. Before an other season’s crops mature they will be dead. They are so far in the in terior that relief can not reach them in time to save Tife. Germany, Austria, Hungary, Po land, Russia, Szecho-Slovakia and other sections of the old world are facing the pinch of hunger and are without proper clothing to protect them from the severity of the winter months. Before summer is with us again wholesale starvation will stalk abroad unless relief reaches them from the outside world. Relief agencies are at work, and America is supplying most of the funds, but even under the most favor able conditions many of these desti tute people will not live to see the sunshine of another spring. Two years ago we were all r.peak ing of the horrors of war. Today we are witnessing the ap palling conditions that follow a resort to arms. Sherman was right. War is hell. NOT NEEDED HERE It has been frequently said that old dogs can not be taught new tricks, but a Chicago newspaper apparently thinks otherwise. A reporter for the paper spends each day in traveling about the city, accosting all sorts of people, and testing their politeness. He finds means of coming in contact with the clerks in the stores, business men in their offices, public officials on duty, judges, ministers, housewives, and the public generally. Sometimes he is dressed in fine rai ment, and at others he is in rags, but always he is unknown. To the person who makes, the most courteous reply to his inquir'es he presents a check entitling the person to fifty dollars. The check is paid by the paper and the polite one gets a writeup in its columns. Its effect has become marked, even in a city the size of Chicago. Does any one in this town want to contribute fifty dollars a day to a cam paign of courtesy? If so, come across. This paper will furnish the publicity. But, then, perhaps it is not needed here. What think you? The need of the hour is to get busy and stay busy. AND WE LAUGH Mr. Harding is holding many con fei'ences with statesmen of a national reputation, presumably with a view to selecting the members of his cab inet. That is nothing new. All newly elected presidents do the same. Ditto the governors. But there is an amusing side to this interesting pastime. If John Smith, Tom Jones, Bill Dugan or any other fellow who has ever b.en heard of politically drops in to call on the future president the daily press correspondents immedi ately convert him into cabinet timber and herald his possible selection to the world. It is pleasing to the vanity of these small bore politicians, supplies the big dailies with necessary bunk, is probably more or less irritating to the president-elect, and is intensely amusing to the average person of common sense who reads the stuff. But, then, it’s all in the daily grind, and the reporter who doesn’t turn out his grist is soon separated from the payroll. THE YOUTH'S COMANION HOME CALENDAR FOR 1921. The Publishers of The Youth’s Com panion will, as always at this season, present to every subscriber whose subscription ($2.50) is paid for 1921 a Calendar for the new year. The tablets are printed in red and olive green, and besides giving the days of the current month in bold, legible type, give the Calendar of the pro ceeding and succeeding month in smaller type in the margin. It is a rich and practical piece of work. These new calculating machines at Busheys’ of Appleton make their of fice training course most excellent. WORK- ' TOLERANCE . -FAITH While business is rapidtly putting itself on a basis which promises much in the next ferv years, we are person ally finding it a little difficult to ad just ourselves. We are asking just what are going to be the controlling factors in our lives from now on. We have seen intense patriotism; we have seen unpardonable profiteering; we have seen gigantic tasks accom plished, and we have seen wilful waste. Our emotions have been given some pretty severe handling and now when there appears to be an opportun ity to get them under control again, we have forgotten how the trick was done. At least until such time as we grow accustomed to handling our own emo tions once more, let us think about three words; three words that are go ing to be written large in the future scheme of things—Work, Tolerance and Faith. '** Let us work harder. Nothing great has ever been accomplished without work. The easy paths always lead downwards. Let us be more tolerant—of other people, of other methods, of other na tions, of other religions. The mind does not stand still. It must grow, either narrower or broader, and a narrow, ingrowing mind is about as unforunate for the man himself as it is for those with whom he comes in contact. And above all, let us have more faith: More faith in ourselves, in these United States of ours, in our business, in the decency and common sense of our fellow men.—Public Ser vice Monthly. Young people appreciate the su superior advantages offered at this school. Write for information. Term opens January 4. 2tc I I > 3 *■' wmM > -^ V> 'V ~JgMgL * | AhS • I MHKI - f^i wnyHs <SJH i MRS. MACSWINEY IN NEW YORK Mrs. Terence Mac Swiney, widow of the Lord Mayor of Cork, getting her first view of New York from the roof of the Hotel St. Regis where she is stopping prior to her departure for Washington to testify before the American Committee on Ireland. SUMMONS State of Wisconsin, Wood County— In Circuit Court. Walter Vaught and Ollie Vaught, his wife, plaintiffs, vs. Daniel D. Meriam and Meriam, his wife, if any, Frank Jewell and Jewell, his wife, if any, Laurens W. Wolcott and Wol cott, his wife, if any, Furrier wife of Baptiste Furrier, John Phil al so written John Pihl, Nelson, wife of Julius Nelson, Hannah Oleson also written Hanna Olson, and Geor ge Oleson also written Georg Olson, her husband, and all unknowm owners, heirs, grantees and representatives of any or either of said defendants and all persons w T hom it may concern, de fendants. THE STATE OF WISCONSIN TO THE SAID DEFENDANTS AND EACH OF THEM: You Are Hereby Summoned to ap pear within twenty days after service of this summons upon you, exclusive of the day of service and defend the above entitled action in the court a foresaid and in case of your failure so to do judgment will be rendered a gainst you according lo the demands of the complaint, of which a copy is herewith served up:n you. The land affected by this action is described as follows: The South half (sM>< of the North west quarter (nw’ x ,4) and the North east quarter (neV-i) of the Southeast (se*4) all in Section 36, Township 24, North of Range 5 East in Wood Coun ty, Wisconsin. BRITAIN AND GERMANY REUNITED—AT THE DOG SHOW The Dachehund fraternizes with the British Bull Dog at the recent show in London. “Tommy Adkins” a prize winning dachehund, “Tuffnall Square” an English bull, and “Ding Ding”, Sir E. Noble’s dachehund post for the photographer at the show. Hambrecht & Calkins, Plaintiff’s Attorneys. P. O. Address: Wisconsin Rapids, Wood County, Wisconsin. This action is to quiet plaintiff’s ti- The Letter You Write IT MAY GO ASTRAY because of some error in addressing*, or it may fail of de ✓ livery for some reason or other. If you use envelopes with your name and address neatly printed in the cor ner IT WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU and you will not be puzzling over why your correspondent does not reply. WE DO ALL KINDS OF PRINTING. WOOD COUNTY REPORTER Established in 1857 Wisconsin Rapids, - - - Wisconsin - u >, , h y I 1 I 0 £'■; \ | i I I I >SLj j | | j I | ufi-l j ! I m }wiii r- f i wr r,t \ lei} : I Mi 'slf \ \ i4*-i ’ • i j ii uM / \\i w M iii! I iMXlsffif pi Ijllli I Li \] 'j L ? i; v\ \i I jlSl;: ;[p il "' ii ‘illfe 'Bj h^mrr--' * w New Life In The Old Home- Call in a good painter and put him to work. Now is the time to re new w(j>rn ana faded surfaces on walls, doors, floors and furniture. And ask him to use Qlidden paints, varnishes, enamels and stains to do the job. I He’ll be glad to use them, for your painter knows there is quality in every can of Qlidden products. Visit our store soon. We’ll tell you how to increase the value of your home at small cost. Color..cards . Nearest Glidden Dealer" or write the Gladden Cos., Ohio tle to the following described prem ises, to-wit: South Half (s 1 of the Northwest quarter (nwAi) and the Northeast quarter (nehi) of the South east quarter (se*4) all in Section 36, Township 24, North of Range 5 East, in Wood County, Wisconsin. Dec. 2. Jan. 6.