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i Freddy Film
•nprright. lf>l3, International News Service.
He's Still Throwing the Bull
The Hypnotic Eye
The Dingbat Family
Polly and Her Pals
Us Boys
The Call's Comic Features
On this page daily will appear the Comic Features which will make
The Call an eagerly sought after caller in every home; this is the page
where" the laughs lurk, ready to spring out at the reader without an instant's
Warning and force him, despite himself, to grin, chuefcle, roar with mirth.
Here are some of the features that will appear on this page:
The Dingbat Family. Mr. and Mrs. Dingbat are, at present, engaged
in the moving picture business. They are moving picture actors, and
while they are not always cast fdr the comics, there is always comedy in
the way they behave. Mr. Dinbgat and Mrs. Dingbat do not enjoy that
serene harmony which should be the lot of married folk; on the contrary
their path is about as rosy as a storm cloud. Watch the Dingbats daily,
watch the Daily Dingbats. They are drawn by Herriman-—that starts a
laugh right away. Laugh daily with the Dingbats.
"Polly and Her Pals" is a series of cartoons drawn by Sterrett. Polly
is a winsome young lady; it's a pity one can't say as much, for her pa;
but truth insists that her pa be the butt of most of the jests which Artist
Sterrett perpetrates. "Polly and Her Pals" will be a daily treat for Call
"Us Boys," by Tom McNamara, explains itself in the title. "Us Boys,"
that's all there is to it—that's enough. -They are busy boys—"Skinny"
and his comrades and enemies. And always read "Us Boys" to the end—
there is apt to be a joke concealed at the extreme southeast corner of the
map—look for it —daily.
"Freddy Film" is the comedy of the movies—a daily moving picture
helter skelter down the edge of the page—drawn by Leo. Freddy is some
actor —tumble after him every day from the top to the bottom of the page
and you'll believe it ( Mii.li«a»%*« i i-"tr ■-, .t -- - -, —. —,
FATHER'S Idea of good luck is a
winning lottery ticket. Mother's
to find a pair of stockings that do
not need darning.
It is father who hopes at the be
ginning of Impracticable schemes, and
mother who cheers when things go
wron r In the end. It is father who is
depressed and exaggerates what is
lost, and mother who is cheerful in
counting what is left.
Mother is proud to be told that the
homeliest child in the family resem
bles her. Father Isn't.
Here of late the children put the
dependence in father's money that
some generations ago was put in
mother's prayers. '
It is father, never mother, who ex
pects the children to assume the bur
den as they get older. Mother, if
she had her way, would carry it till
the day of her death.
Once upon a time father called
mother and the children together and
said in the very wisest way: "This
house would be conducted better if
business principles were applied. Tour
system," frown ng at mother, "would
throw a peanut stand into the court
of bankruptcy. I have opened what I
will call a trouble book. Every mem
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Mother and Father
it of troubles, worries, etc., and we
will meet at the end of the week to
discuss the entries and act upon any
suggestions for reform."
Then he frowned at mother again j
and went to his office. A week later |
the trouble book was opened.
"Mother won't let me go swimming."
"Mother refuses to let me have any
spending money; I suggest a needed
reform here." "Mother wouldn't let
me wear my best dress to play in,"
etc., appeared in the handwriting
of the children, and in father's hand
writing there appeared: "Mother had
the steak too well done"; "Mother Is
neglecting her personal appearance: I
recall 20 years ago when she took
more pride in doing her hair";
"Mother asked for money today to get
Willie new shoes; 1 must look into
her extravagance," etc., from father
! and the children, but not one com
plaint from mother.
Passing between Scylia and Cha
rybdla is no feat compared with the
daily position of the mother whose
children are always demanding more
money of her, and whose husband is
always telling her she must get along
with less.
Before the oldest girl In the family
is 16 her father finds his throne tot
tering, and by the time she. Is 18 he
hasn't enough authority left to order
Here's One Shrew Mr. D, Can't Tame
a favorite old picture left on the par- 1
lor wall.
When father acolda and goes out
■lamming the door, the daughter
wlahea ahe could have a man like
that for a husband about a minute,
and; she'd cure him, and her mother
tells her ahe will have a chance some
Mother cooks the meat in a way
that suits father; other portions of
the dinner are selected and cooked to
suit the children, and the dessert la
the kind that pleases the babies. As
for herself—of course mother likes
what pleases the family.
It is not! very creditable to those
children who live and grow up, but
in the years to come the mother finds
her greatest comfort in the thought
that the child that would have always
been appreciative and kind, and never
have hurt her, is the one that died
when it was a baby.
"I was wondering " said tha Inquis
itive neighbor as she rested her chin
on the fence, "why it is that with
just the same sized family as ours
your garbage can always seems over
crowded and ours isn't half full."
The other woman was indignant.
"In our family," she shot back, "food
Is food and garbage in garbage."
Pa Can't Amount to Much
Just One More Peek
Do You Know That—
THE longest artificial water
course in the world is the .
Bengal canal, 900 miles in
I optical co. li
I 120 Geary St., San Francisco.
, 476 Thirteenth St., Oakland. * " . . ...
Other stores—Sacramento, Stockton, "...
Vallejo, Fresno.
I Chinn-Berettc* $2.50 Eyeglasses |||
The result of our whole experience—our j;
j|j whole ability—we endeavor to embody in |
ijjl our $2.50 eyeglasses. Always Chinn-Beretta j|
eyeglasses are the very highest quality—the j!
ijjj most perfect and reliable *to be had anywhere. Ijj
The most common • narrie for." a
place .in England is Js'ewton.
which occurs no fewer than .72 ,

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