WOOD COUNTY REPORTER
Established Nov. 28, 1857.
A. L. FONTAINE, Owner and Pub
$2.00 a Year, Strictly in Advance.
Prices for advertising and job work
made known on application at the of
Entered at the postoffice at Wiscon
sin Rapids, Wisconsin, a s second class
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.
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.
A big head often shelters small
Don’t court trouble. Court your
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
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.
We often hear the remark that
some woman is “dressed fit to kill.”
Probably out to make a klling.
In our youth our good old mother
admonished us to “always tell the
truth.” But we dasn’t do it—in this
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.
Family jars are not like those man
ufactured in a pottery. It is too diffi
cult to keep the lid on.
No man can sit on the fence where
patriotism is concerned. He either
is, or he isn’t.
Men who talk in their sleep should
marry women who are hard of hear
ing. They can’t read lips in the
China is said to be taking up Amer
ican jazz. Good! We hope they take
Prices may be tumbling, as is
claimed, but we fail to note any de
crease in the sive of the hole in the
Not all people are “bags of wind”.
Some are howling tornadoes, instead.
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.
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.
Latest reports from Ireland indi
cate that the dove of peace has gone
on a tear. We believe it.
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
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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.
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.
When we all make a practice of
studying local conditions instead of
complaining we’ll soon find them
more to our liking. Why not?
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.
Success to you in 1921—but you’ll
have to hustle for it.
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.
Making any new resolutions this
Some make them by the wholesale
and break them as fast as they are
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
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
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
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
THERE AND HERE
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
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
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
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
That is nothing new. All newly
elected presidents do the same. Ditto
But there is an amusing side to this
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Young people appreciate the su
superior advantages offered at this
school. Write for information. Term
opens January 4. 2tc
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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.
State of Wisconsin, Wood County—
In Circuit Court.
Walter Vaught and Ollie Vaught,
his wife, plaintiffs,
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
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
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
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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
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.
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.
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