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Tuberculosis Kills 150,000 AMERICANS every
And ret, Tuberculosis is Preventable and
The National Tuberculosis Association is con
ducting a sale of Red Cross Christmas Seals, begin
ning December 1.
The proceeds of this sale will be used to combat
Humanity's most deadly enemy—The White Plague
—in every community in the United States.
Approximately 92 per cent of the money raised
In your state will be spent there.
This Campaign to save AMERICAN lives will
succeed if you do your part.
Get in touch with your state or local Tubercu
losis Association.
Buy Red Cross Christmas Seals, or Health
Don’t wait for the Seals to come to you.
Dr. Livingston Farrand, Chair
man of the Centtal Committee,
American Red Cross, Expresses
Hope That F^ublic Will Give
Generous Support
jMore Than 650,000 000 Seals Must Be
' Disposed of to Insure the Success of
the Nation-Wide Educational and
Preventive Campaign of the Nation
al Tuberculosis Associate In 1920.
Dr. Llvlngtton Farrnnrt, exec
utive head of the American
Red Cross, lias given ills un
qualified endorsement of the
1919 Red Cross Christmas Seal sale,
which Is now under way and which
will extend for ten days under the
auspices of the National Tuberculosis
Association and Its 1,000 allied orgnn
lxatlons. A fund of more thnn $6 ’>00,
000, which will be used Id the 1921) ed
ucational and preventive campaign.
Will be raised through the sale of the
Acquainted as he la with all ques
tions of general health comrnuulty im
provement and relief because of the
uature of his work and office, Dr. Far
rand's endorsement Is based upon an
expert knowledge of what the Na
tional Tuberculosis Association has ac
complished and will accomplish In the
future. His letter to Dr. Charles J.
Hatfield. Managing Director of the Na
tional Tuberculosis Association, fol
“I have been greatly Interested In
the plans that the National Tuberculo
sis Association Is making for the sale
of Christmas Seals during the coming
holiday seuson. The success of that
effort la Indispensable to the carrying
out of the farreaching plans of the
Association In Its fight against tuber
culosis in this country.
“The American people. In common
with the nations of Europe, are be
coming aroused to the critical impor
tance of the problem of vitality and
conservation of health ns the neces
sary factor In re-establishing the
world after the devastation and de
struction caused by the war. Of all
the preventable diseases, tuberculosis
takes perhaps the first place iu Impor
tance. For that reason 1 view with
keenest sympathy and approval the
aplendld work which the National Tu
berculosis Association Is conducting,
and I trust that,the response of the
American people In the Christmas Seal
Campaign will be generous and univer
sal. 8lncerely yours,
“Chairman, Central Committee, Amer
ican Red Cross."
The demand for the Health
Bonds which the National Tu
berculosis Association Issued
* mia skui lur uxe ursi nine ure
meeting with a ready sale. The bonds
art In graduated denominations, the
smallest being for |5. In the past
gome of the large business houses and
'other large contributors found It diffi
cult to use up the number of lied
Cross Seals tbeir subscriptions called
for. The bonds have been Issued for
tbo convenience of large subscribers
sad the proceeds of their sale will be
used for the same purpose as the
Christmas Seal funds—the financing
of the 1920 effort to reduce the num
ber of deaths from tuberculosis In the
United States. Last "year the disease
claimed 150.000 lives. The health
bonds can be obtained from state and
local tuberculosis associations
91.7 Per Cent, of All Funds Rais
ed In Any State Remain There
to Carry Out the Local
National Tuberculosis Association and
American Red Cross Share Re
maining 8.3 Per Cent
"For the Health of Thla Com*
munity.” Such Is the slogan
appearing on the flap of enve
lopes on which the Red Cross
wmstmas seal is printed, trie issue
of such envelopes in order to save the
trouble of affixing gummed seals to
letters sent out In quantity by large
corporations and business houses bus
been Inaugurated this year as part of
the machinery of distribution set to
motion by the National Tuberculosis
Association and Its 1,000 State and lo
cal organizations in disposing of more
than 650,000,000 R 1 Cross Christmas
Seals during the ten day sale which
began on December L
The significance of the slogan lies in
the fact that whether the letter Is
mailed In lx>s Angeles or Boston, In
Chicago or In Uaiveston It still bolds
true. “This community** literally
means the place where the seal Is
bought and used. To be exact, 01.7
per cent of the funds raised Is devoted
to local anti-tuberculosis activities tn
the state. Of the remaining 8.3 per
cent u portion goes to the Red Cross.
President Wishes “The Very Beat Suc
cess" for the 191D Red Cross Xmas
Seal Campaign.
t President Wilson, in a letter
to Dr. Charles J. Hat
field, Managing Director of
the National Tuberculosis
Association, expresses keen Interest in
the work of the association and wishes
success to the 101H Red Cross Christ
mas Seal sale. More than 650.000,000
seals must be sold during the ten day
drive which began on December 1, to
assure a one hundred per cent, appli
cation of the Association's 19-0 educa- >
tionul and preventive campaign. The
President's letter follows:
“Allow me to express again my deep
interest In the work of the National
Tuberculosis Association. 1 am very
much Interested to learn of the efforts
of the Association to raise the sum
of six and one-half million dollars that
the elite budgets may be financed for ;
the coming yeur, and write to wish the ’
very best success of the effort." t
David Starr Jordan says:
“There Is nothing In all
the world so Important as
little children : nothing so
interesting. If you wish to go In
for philanthropy, if ever you wish
to be of any use In the world, do
something for little children. If
ever you yearn to be truly wise,
study children. We can dress the
sore, bandage the wound. Imprison
the criminal, heal the sick and
bury the dead, but there Is always
a chance that we can save the
child. If the great army of phi
lanthropists ever exterminate sin
and pestilence, ever work out the
race’s salvation, It will be because
a little child has led them."
them to-flay.
H iTii iir l?
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Kx§ J 1 Hal
Read This Remarkable Offer!
Edison, the greatest inventor of the
age—whose numerous inventions have
brought greater comfort and enjoyment
into the daily lives of countless millions
of people—has expressed the wish to
see a phonograph in every home in the
U. S. A. this Christmas!
Edison knows how mlich brightness
and cheer music brings to the family
circle—how a phonograph makes home
more attractive to young and old alike
—and he doesn’t want money to stand in
the u)ay of any family obtaining this su
preme enjoyment.
. That is why we are able to offer you
Edison’s New Diamond Amberola—the
world’s greatest phonograph value—
on practically your own term5/
Never mind how heavily the Christmas
season will tax your financial resources
—you don’t have to go without a pho
nograph a day longer—you can have
an Amberola in your home right away.
Come today to our store, and bring the
family along. Pick out your Amberola
and a selection of records to fill your
Christmas with music. Then tell us just
what terms of payment will suit you best
and we will come to a satisfactory agree
ment. Whereupon we will send the
Amberola and records to your home at
once, and you will have the merriest*
# Christmas your family has ever known.
The genius of Edison makes his Amberola .
superior to ordinary phonographs and “talk
ing machines” in purity of tone; in the per
manent Diamond Point Reproducer (no needles
to change); in the wonderful Amberol Records
that are almost unbreakable and everlasting.
You can get all the world’s best music on
Amberol Records; famous opera singers,
latest popular songs and dances, bands,
ballads, hyrpns. New records issued every
month. Amberolas are priced from $41.00
► This offer open until Christmas day—un
less our stock of Amberolas is exhausted
before then. So make sun of yours—come
see us wUhout delay.
Don’t Miss This Chance To
Get Edison’s New Diamond
Amberola On Your Own Terms
The Furniture Dealer
(!Il)rtatmaa ®intp
^ must be a misanthrope indeed,
in whose breast something like a tovial
feeling is not roused—in whose mind
some pleasant associations are not
awakened—by the recu-rence of
Christmas There are people who
wil'. tell vou that Christmas is not to
them what it used to be, that each
succeeding Christmas has found some
cherished hope or happy prospect of
the year before, dimmed or pasted
away that the present oniy serves to
remind them or reduced circumstan
ces and straitened incomes—of the
feast they once bestowed on hollow
friends, and of the cold looks that
meet them now in adversity and
Never heed such dismal reminis
cences. There are few men wtx> have
b cd long enough in (he world who
cannot call up such thoughts any day
in the year Then do not select the
merriest of the three hundred and sixty
five for your doleful recollections, but
draw your chair nearer the blazing
Fre—fill the glass and send round the
song and if your room be smaller
than it was a dozen years ago. or if
your glass be filledwith reeking punch
instead of sparkling wine, put a good
face on the matter . .
Look on the merry faces of your
children (if you have any) as they sit
round the fire One litde teat may be
empty; one slight form that gladdened
die father's heart, and roused die
mother’s pride to look upon, may not
be there. Dwell not upon the past,
think not that one short year ago die
fair child now resolving into dust sat
before you. with the bloom of heulih
upon its cheek, and the gayety of in
fancy in its joyous eye Reflect upon
your present blessings—of which
every man has msut/ — not on year
cast misfortunes, of which all men
have some Fill your glass again,
with a merry face and contented
heart Our life on it out your Christ
mas shall be merry and your New
Y ear a happy one
--Chmlti Diclfeiu
Mot Every 1 hriStmm
Cromwell’* lr*:«r ;';irM(uiv nt matte a
point ot tuuqtiKn < s cry t. in irtiuua day.
In loving memory of Inez Martin,'
who died Dec. 20, 1918.
A year has gone, and still we mourn 1
For her we loved who was upward
By God’s own angels, where she;
Awaiting our coming with outstretch
ed hands.
Darling Inez, we are so lonely,
How we miss your smiling face.
But you left us to remember,
None on earth can take your place.
I think of you in silence
No eyes can see me weep,
But many a silent tear is shed
While all others are asleep.
Among the recent arrivals in our
country i8 Capt. John A. Whitson
after the Armistice and landing on
this side, his division was assigned to.
Camp Mead, Md., where he has been
serving in different, departments,
one as Judge Advocate, finally he
and other officers tendered their
resignation, and after a few months
much to their relief, and after at
tending the big football game in
New York, they wended their way
to the different homes for a much
needed rest, where a joyous and
thankful welcome awaited them, now
John A.—your friends and admirers
wish you a happy and joyous Xmas, j
A Christmas Prayer.
Give ms ths eyes to see my brother’s son; {
Grant ms the vision that perceives hie
That I, amid my Christmas Joys, may go !
And take some touch of mitigation 1
God point the tray that I may quickly
Hie acre waiting for the glad rellei.
| And ope my eyes that I may not be blind
To tasks of love that ease the sting of
Descendants of Old Spanish Settler*
Observed Christmas With Din
ners and Parties.
Among the descendants of the old
Spanish settlers we find that they ob
serve a week in the celebration of
Christmas. This begins one week be
fore Christmas. In the daytime they
have dinners at each other's homes,
and in the evenings they give a series
of parties at the different houses. In
the evening the young folk go to the
home of one of their number and
knock, and then all begin to sing, i
Those within the house ask, “Who is
there?" and the answer is, “The Vir
gin Mary and St. Joseph seek lodging
in your house.” To carry out the Bi
ble story they are at first refused ad- j
mittance, and then the door is opened
wide and they are ail given a hearty 1
On Christmas eve the old and I
young all join together and have a
big celebration. In a large hall they
fix up one side to represent the man
ger, and here they very solemnly give
a little play in which many take part,
the characters being Mary and Jo
seph, the wise men, the shepherds
and the angels. This play Is very real j
to them, and they all play their parts
with a reverent spirit
Rat* Gnawed Helpless Man. ,
Peoria. 111.—George Miller, aged
Bfty-flve years, died at a hospital after ]
authorities had found him lying help- j
less in a barn where he had been \
stricken with a sudden illness. Un- <
able to help himself, bis face had been I
gnawed almost beyond recognition by <
rats. i
Woman Found 8nake on Table.
Somneytown. Pa.—In the dim light !
of her cellar Mrs. Anna Roth discoy- !
ered a flve-foot black snake coiled en j
a table. Her cries for help brought <
8ilas Harpel, who killed the reptile j
after a struggle
‘Spend at least a part of each day
in God’s open air.”
Give the children play grounds and
trained play and do away with
jails and penitentiaries.
'From the fun of play come habita
that stay.”
'Give them a chance for innocent
Give them a chance for fun
letter a play ground plot
Than a court and jail when the
harm is done.”
‘Give them a chance, if you stunt
them now
Tomorrow you will have to pay
^ larger bill for darker ill.
So give them a chance to play—
Don’t fail to come and join the
5arent Teachers’ Association on
ifternoon of Jan. 7, 1920 at 3 o'clock
it School Building.
Recently there passed from life’s
ictivities Walter Young Hooper, for
ears an honored and respected
itizen of Coffeeville, and well
mown throughout Yalobusha county,
the lowing clouds often obscured the
lorizon of “Dink” Hooper’s life but
he cordial handshake of friendship
tever relaxed and he met conditions
vith a sunny smile and his gaze was
or the rift in the clouds, from which
he light of a golden day radiated,
n the drolings with his fellow man he
vas cordial and charitable. To the
>oor his purse was ever open.
He was a Master Mason with most
tecoming zeal. In religious belief
le was a Baptist, being a member of
he Elam Baptist Church. The body
if W. Y. Hooper was gently deposited
o rest in the Hooper lot of the Elam
emetery, a lot in which his wife, son
ind daughter are buried.
“Dink,” after years of horrors,
orrows and wooing incident to this
ife you sleep in perpetuated peace
‘In the Golden City of God,” your
;oul is at rest. To the sorrowing
'amily I would offer this thought:
‘Death has made his darkness beauti
:ul with W. Y. Hooper.”

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