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After February, comes the month o£
March.
March is significantly important in that
many things happen during its 31-day ten
ure.
Our first actual thoughts of Spring occur
in this month, real estate and personal prop
erty taxes are due, and last but not least, the
annual Red Cross drive gets under way.
Noble county, along with thousands of
Other counties and cities across the nation,
are joining in raising funds for The American
Red Cross this month.
The services of the Red Cross in time of
war and peace are legendary. Often people
are prone to criticize the Red Cross, but they
do so without knowing all the facts.
The work of the local chapter goes un
heralded, its many services fail to acclaim
headline consideration, yet it is a kfiown fact
the personal services rendered by the Red
Commenting that no community or reg
ion is hopeless, the PRR executive had this to
say:
"As in many other fields of endeavor,
getting industries requires a well thought
out and worked-on plan of operations. Now
then—may I suggest an approach that has
si.ood the test of doing—will you ask your
selves four questions: 1. What do we have?
2 What do we want? 3. What do we need to
get what we want? 4. How do we get what
we need? If your answers are sound and you
put them to work, you willlget, results. If
you gather the facts and stop! you will have
wasted you time." 1
Additional comment in tl is respect im
plied a very interesting conc usion. Deacon
The
TIIE WELFARE STATE
IN ACTION
By John T. Flynn
This is an election year i
congressional election year.
And, as usual in election years,
the air i$ full of promises.
Promises are what politicians
live by—promises of all the
wonderful things they will
give to the people who elect
them, if the people will just
give the politicians enough tax
money. But f.oliticians running
for office don't talk about the
tax money—only the promises.
At the moment our Republi
can President is having a con
test with our Democratic Con
gress to see which can make
the biggest promises—of more
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Notice of 49th Quarterly Dividend.
The Board of Directors of Investors
Selective Fund, Inc., hat declared a
quarterly dividend of 1 1 cents per
share payable on Morch 13, 1958,
to shareholders c4 record as of
February 28, 1958.
JOlr M. Fitijlmmom
Ch$irman of the Board
n
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"IDITORIAL PAGC
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Let's Accept The Challenge!
Many points were well established by
Robert A. Deacon, assistant manager, indust
rial development department, of the Penn
sylvania Railroad Company, when he spoke
at the annual meeting of the Noble County
Chamber of Commerce last week.
We believe that highlights of his talk are
worth repeating, for his comments carried a
wealth of information, and at the same time
issued a challenge to the citizenry to view the
facts intelligently and factually. For your
kind indulgence we quote:
"Sometimes people are unable to see
without help the personal advantages in com
munity growth and until they see the in
vestment is worth their while, they won't pay
the price necessary to improve local condi
tions. When I sav the price, I mean in TIME,
THOUGHT and ENERGY.
"Despite such pitfalls, successful and
highly profitable community development
programs have been set up. Your region will
hold its own only if it is geared to be the com
petition of tomorrow."
\«ti
Cross
social security, more unem
ployment insurance, more vet
erans' benefits, more old-age
assistance, more aid to educa
tion, more public housing,
more of this, that and the
other thing. Lump all these
together and you have what is
known as the "welfare state."
And our politicians are having
a contest as to which ones can
promises, and run better, an
even-bigger welfare state.
This might be a good time,
therefore, to take a look at
another welfare state which
has been in full operation now
for nearly a decade. The Soc
ialists put a welfare state into
operation in Great Britain
nearly ten years ag •. Of
course, England has a so calVd
Conservative government now,
but it has done nothing to dis
turb the welfare state begun
by the Socialists. The Conser
vatives in England, like our
"modern" Republicans here,
try to out-?ocialize the Social
ists in welfare-state promises.
The Socialists, of course, sold
the welfare state to the people
of England with the idea that
it would give them "free"
medical care, "free" pensions,
"free" housing and so on. But
it turned out that none of
it*
was free. Governments havt
nothing to give. They can only
take away—and then give back
part of what they have taken.
So heavy taxes had to be im
posed on the people of Eng
land to pay for the various
government "insurance"
schemes. But the people were
told they mustn't mind paving
the taxes, because the govern
ment could provide "security"
—from the cradle to the grave
—so much better for them than
they could for themselves. But
now—ten years later—it turns
out that even these heavy
taxes are not enough to keep
the welfare-state scheme go
ing. As a result. Britain has to
dip into general revenues—and
today, nearly sixty cents out
of every dollar collected in
taxes goes for this welfare
stati m. This is why Britain is
cutting down on her defense
expenditures, and why she
constantly has her hat out for
more United States handouts.
Meantime, welfare-statism is
turning the once proud and
independent Englishman into
Phone 125
Cross reach many thousands of persons dur-|
ing the period of one year.
Several hundred telegrams have been!
processed thru the local chapter for the bene-l
fit of parents who have sons serving in the|
armed forces at home and abroad,
A tremendous amount of good Has result
ed thru the efforts of those'who assume re-|
sponsibility of authority in distributing cloth
ing to the needy and to those who are vic-|
tims of some unfortunate tragedy.
The good performed by the Red Crossl
far exceeds the meager quota assigned to
Noble county. The amount this year is $2,700.
The Red Cross deserves your financial
support. When a Red Cross solicitor comes to
your house, meet him or her with a ready
smile, and above all with a generous dona-[
tion.
Yes,
it's
tax deductible.
said, "Experience shows that communities
with the greatest degree of self-reliance do
most with the facts, because they arc the best
informed and stimulated. Experts can be use
ful, but they can't know as much about your
town as you do and they can't make the nec
essary local or regional adjustments. Let the
experts help, but keep the ball in local hands."
The speaker suggested it is highly prob
able that consideration on the following
points of observation could be a factor in
formulating opinions established by a survey
crew coming to Caldwell to determine the
area as an industrial potential (he asked
these questions, and as elementary as they
appear, they are important):
"1. Do you need to clean up, repair, paint
your town? 2. Do you need more and better
local housing? 3. Do you need planning and
zoning to make your community livable and
to protect existing and developing real estate
values? 4. Do you have enough parks, play
grounds, and other recreational facilities? 5.
Is your shopping district in need of a face
lifting. both physically and in terms of mer
chandising techniques? 6. Does labor need re
habilitation and stimulation?
He also said, "These things are funda
mental in whatever your community aspires
to be. If you would succeed in attracting new
sources of income, put your house in order
first. To do it, you need the whole-hearted
cooperation of the whole community."
These are hard-hitting, well-established
facts, not merely invective comments the
PRR executive has presented the challenge
to the citizens of Caldwell.
We urge action, and for all of us to rea-|
lize some degree of success let us then sub
stantiate the spoken words by acting today
for tomorrow may be too late.
Wny
a slothful, irresponsible ward
of the government. Nearly all
new housing in England is in
ttie hands of the government.
If any Englishman wants to
better his living conditions, he
must apply for a government
house. Meantime, if he is self
respecting, he keeps his old
hpuse clean and in good repair.
But a neighbor who lets his
home gd to rack and ruin gets
first claim on a government
The self-respecting Englishman
••en decides it's smarter to be
iift!e s. He'll yet a govern
iiicr.t house quicker that way
-ard let some other self-res
pecting Englishman help pay
lor it out of his general tax
payments to the government.
An Englishman, through a
.sense of duty and integrity,
takes care of his aged or ail
ing parents. A lazy neighbor
turn- his aged parents over to
ihe government to take care'
of—with the taxes of the first
Englishman. In other words,
an Englishman with a sense
if honor finds himself contri
buting not only to the support
of his own parents but to the
support of the parents of many
other shiftless Englishmen, it
isn't long before he decides
that he, too, will get on the
government gravy train.
It is this sort of thing which
is turning what was once the
greatest trading nation in the
world into a third—or fourth
class power.
A voung immigrant got a job
making pistons in a British
factory. He worked hard and
made a lot of pistons. He was
taking home more pay to his
family than the other workers.
They called him on the carpet
»nd found him guilty of over
work. He was ordered to turn
over his extra pay to the
union sick fund. He refused
and got kicked out of the
union—and out of his job. This
explains why England is losing
many of her markets to West
Germany, which is operating
under a free-enterprise system
in which* hard work and self
reliance are things to be proud
of, while Britain's welfare
state cuts a preminum on
slothfulness and laziness.
Would it not be a good idea
if we took a lesson from Bri
tain's experience with welfare
statism—before it is too late?
•is# isHl !"^5 "lb
409 West Sire«f
later.
THE JOURNAli, CALDWELL. OfflO
If your government
is big enough to
give you everything
you want, it is big
enough to take away
everything you have
E A E I A N W A Y
Carries An Expensive Price Tag
Political Matters and Otherwise
By JESS S. HARRIS
and bath tubs for use by sandy
footed camel drivers. Of course,
the money used for such pur
poses comes from we, taxpayers.
A Zanesville woman promin
ent in cnurch and society circles
Governor and Mrs. C. William I
O'Neill are spending two weeks
on a vacation at Miami Beach,
Fla. The governor has so far re
covered from a recent slight
heart attack that it is now not
necessary to receive further
medical treatment, and has been
recommended to spend some
time in sunshine and outdoor[
exercise.
In the list of prominent and
notable Noble countians who
either had started or completed
their educational qualification
in the public schools thereof a
published in this column twt
weeks ago, the name of Honor
able Robert T. Secrest was in
idvertently omitted. As is gen
erally known not only through
out this county but in man}
other sections of Ohio as wel.,
Bob spent much of his boyhooa
as a laborer deep in the coa
mines of his section, later ht
acquired a common school edu
cation, became a leading teachei
the Fifteenth Ohio district to the
United States congress. So pro
minent did he become during his
career that he was appointed by
President Eisenhower as a mem-
Thirteen inches of Snow fell
in Noble county during the past
month of February, according to
tie report released today. High
temperature for the month wa
The Fulda local school district
and the Jackson local district]
purchased new school buses dur-l
ing the past month of February,^
according to the records on file
at the office of Clerk of Courts,|
George L. Thompson.
Noble county was represented!
Mv
Cddwell, Ohio
Thursday at a meeting Colum-I parkpr*hurff hnsnital
bus at which time plans werel
Much of the money from the! ber of the federal trades com-l| mined space age youth need. I
United States to foreign aid in I mission, to fill a vacancy, which! too, have received requqests for
several European countries is re-| position he still holds and will! a variety of information which I
ported to be used in purchasing I for several years to come. Sol frankly find bewildering. The
striped pants for undertakers! much to the credit of Noblel details of model rocket designs,
county's public school system—I tracking and homing mechanisms,
and that without a consolidation,! and propellants are the language
as at present being proposed in
this immediate area.
During the month of February
there were five million one
recently attended a basketball I hundred thousand unemployed! "^nt °f Defense, seeking to stim
game in that city and while there persons in the United States, the| ulated youthful interest in roc
was struck on the head by al gx-eatest number during the pre-®
basketball and received injuries!
vious
from which she died a few days| the cause of the far greater num
ber of the idled persons.
of 10
Years As*®
State route 146 ard 513 in
Marion and Beaver townships
and 561 in Enoch and Jefferson
townships are included in a pro
ject which the state department
of highways will let for con
tract on Tuesday, March 30, at
10:00 a. m. in Columbus.
sixteen years. Strikes were
The importation of foreign
crude oil into the United States I
has lessened home production
lully twenty per cent by the
practically closing down of many
a
W. Z. DeVoll, of Beverly, hasl
opened his Ford tractor sales
room in Caldwell, located in thel
old Boeshaar building on West|
street.
HoIp th.
Mildred Buckley, was
severely
burned about the face and arms Mrs. Edith Chandler and
Rev. George S. Wilson, popular
minister at the First Presbyterian|
church in Caldwell for the past!
THIS WEEK
IN
WASHINGTON
oil fields. So much for our re
ciprocal tariff policy, probably.| experimenter and to others. Also
... _A it is possible that testing rockets
Sheriff Odis K. Y°ho, 59, of I without proper supervision and
Cadiz, serving his sixth year as
sheriff of Harrison county, met
instant death in an automobile
accident two miles east of Cadiz
on Route 22 at three o'clock last
jaturday morning. He had re
eiveU a call from a farm resi
.ent and was on his way there
o when his car was crashed into
jy another driven by Ronald Leel hence, my word of caution would
/anCuren, of near Cadiz, who! be to keep the experiment small
vas also almost instantly killed I There are many other phases
is he drove his car on the wrong I of rocket science besides that of
ide of the highway. The de-l actually firing a rocket. The
.eased officer was distantly re
ated to several residents of
.aldwell and in the northern
section of Noble county.
-now
More than one foot of
if the south. However, there was
none in Caldwell and Noblel
county at that time.
Morel
desper-|the
affection,
Vice President Richard M.l jas^
Nixon says he will devote his|we
0 degrees on the 19th and two I the congressional campaign this I We are usually inclined to leap
degrees below zero on the ninth. year rather than to the 1960
primary election campaign.
Keilhiown
ou.nea aooui ine iace «iu ,'| such vague information
Saturday, when a P^ssure Hadey, Mrs Betty Teters antf
cooker exploded in the kitchen! daughters, Nancy and Judy, call-1
of her home. She was given! ed on Mr. and Mrs. Frances Bell
Jl| '"^31
•utoitx :'^E»
Some of the boys began their
experiments without proper sup
ervision, resulting in the loss of
limbs and lives. Others have
sought the advice of local science
and chemistry teachers and in
many cases, science classes have
conducted supervised experi
ments. Some bovs have shown
real enterprise in obtaining infor
mation from scientific founda
tions although even these source
have been unable to provide the
kind of help which our deter-
of rocketry which turn up in a
growing number of letters from
teen-agers. Good sources of safr
iniormation are scarce, indeed, I
have found, although the Depart-
is assembling data which
will answer the eager questions
it is now receiving.
I have attempted to draw on
all available sources to answer
hese inquiries. In doing this, I
have been impressed with the
words of caution I have been
iriven
and wish to reiterate here
that any chemical which is suf
ficiently powerful to propel
rocket can be dangerous to the
precautions will be a contraven
ion of local or State laws. As for
fhe
danger aspect the Army
Ordnance laboratories have ex
plained to me a "Rule of Thumb'
which goes something like this
one gram of fuel, two burned
fingers five grams of fuel, one
hand ten grams, one person
study of radio control of track
ing and the natural laws which
/ill affect devices entering and
leaving the gravitational field
could keep budding scientists
busy while leaving the field of
subject which should be avail
able at most public libraries. One
is "Rocket Propulsion Element
by George Sutton and the othe
is "Rockets and Guided Missiles
by John Humphries.
Youth delinquency and vag
rancy in a large number of the
larger cities of the United States,
as well as in many of the smaller
.rnes, is generally reported to
nave gotten far beyond control, I has resulted in so many tragic
aid what to do with the situation I domestic scenes that it has bee
is a mystery to all concerned. Althe favorite subject for cartoon
.tudy of the Bible and religion I ists, fiction writers and even fo
in the public schools would un-1 authors of murder mysteries. Our
doubtedly mightily help.
Leaping Before Looking
"Keeping up with the Joneses
national trait of keeping up with
love and affection in many I the Joneses could also have its
homes .where children are I tragic side when the Joneses ar
brought up seems to be
ately needed. Nothing can takelstantly reminded of the words
the place of love,
KEITH
TOWN Mr. and Mrs.l a good display. The Brussels Ex
Richard Landaker and daughters,! position this year is no excep
of Waterford, were Saturday eve-1 tion, but somehow the word got
ning callers at the home of
his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. LeightonK° ^end
The first auto tag purchased
in Caldwell and community was
made by Coroner Jack Berry
from Registrar Owen H. Picken
paugh. The new plates have a
yellow background with blackl during the weekend at the homel ican participation made a reques
letters. of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. El-1 to Congress for fifTeen million
mer Groves I dollars. Last year, Congress ap-
Earl slater has a patient|
a,
1
arkersb"rg
Soviet Union. We are con
I of Lenin that "we shall force the
happiness and peace in the home, I United States to spend itself to
no matter the size. destruction and we hope that
his words are not prophetic. Yet
., ,» in the House of Representatives
week vve
mav
political time and thoughts tol huee Soviet joke
broken leg, which he received! has accepted a low bid of $3.t-
ment tax receipts as the result! in an accident on March 5. I million to a Brussels contractor
of two recent Supreme Court! Ella Burkhart has returned! for construction of the Sovie
rulings. I home after spending the past! pavilion not for the reported
month at the home of Mr. and! huge marble ediface to glorifv
Mrs. Manifold Young and familyl communism, but a buildmg whicl
can be folded up and take home
,Van
a /-v,
former! with Mr. and Mrs. Jack Edwards! with the Joneses can be expen
medical treatment at the office! of Zanesville on Sunday evening.! Mr. and Mrs. Beryl Picken
of Dr. E. G. Ditch. Mrs. Ogle was! Mr. and Mrs. Emmet Caplingerl paugh, of Sharon, visited Satur
scalded about the eyes, face and! daughters, Mary and Linda,! day with her parents, Mr. anc
arms.
of
r,(l,
anc*
disclosures that
have been victims of
without looking at any interna
tional exposition. A country"
reputation is graded very care
fully by the viewers at World
Fairs and is always a matter
of great national pride to have
I put that the Russians were going
i -i I dollars, in fact the figure
Landaker and family. I from forty million to sixty mil
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Grovesl ijon_ Consequently those charged
and sons, of South Olive, visited I with the operation of the Amer
thPl
for
hospital lor thel
discussed to fight a reported I Pas* several days suffering withl appears that the Soviet Union
serious threat to local govern-!
YJON
SB
RfcF. JOHN F. HENDERSON
The mail of a member of Con
gress is often a mirror of the
newspaper headlines of the night
before, or the feature stories of
the latest events. When the first
satellite was launched, all over
the country teenage boys threw
away their model airplanes and
began work on a rocketship to
the moon. However, they soon
found their sources of informa
tion in local libraries somewhat
limited.
T1,!lho"Sifofvane
propriated $11.8 million for this
PurPose although more was re­
quested from time to time Now
,1 Some Congressman in the debat
Mr. and Mrs. Armon Olson and! suggested we have been hood
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bruno, of Fortl winked others have used much
Meade, Md., visited the weekend! stronger language. Keeping
and daughter. I sive. business, and can becom
son,hhave
ra«lcalIy.
to
Beverly, called at the Ard! Mrs. John Parrish.
Chandler home on Sunday after
Mrs. Jonas Stack and
two years, has tendered his! family called at the G. E. Chand
resignation in this capacity to! ler home at Crooked Tree on Sun-1 "Carrollton, visited* relatives
go to Imperial, Penna. day afternoo*. near Chaseviile the past week.
expensive when w
what the Joneses are up to.
SENECAVILLF. NEWS
Ralph Marquis spent the week
end with hi? parents. He is
student at Ohio Northern Uni
versity at Ada.
Mr. and Mrs. Edison Murphy
The entire northern half of
the sky became brilliantly il
lumined from the ground to the
utmost heights, as far as eye
ould see. All the colors of the
rainbow flashed upward in flam
ng streams, ever in constant
motion. What causes these wond
erful lights?
Quoting from the editor of
BRITANNIC
A: "Scientists do not
eally know. They believe, how
jver, that the rays are due to
discharges of electricity in the
rare upper atmosphere. The dis
plays seem to center about the
magnetic poles, and electrical
md magnetic disturbances often
occur when the lights are espec
ially brilliant. They also seem
to be related to sun spots in
some unknown way. If nearly
all the air is pumped out of a
glass tube, and a current of elec
tricity is then passed through
the rarefied gases, there will be
a display of lights inside the
tube. This homemade aurora
gives us a hint as to the possible
origin of one of nature's most
beautiful and mysterious phen
omena."
A recurrence of the "out of
this world" aurora borealis again
hung over the village of Olive
the night of February 10, 1958
which was broadcast far and
wide over the radio and tele
vision, that all might share in
this rarest of all nature's pheno
menas.
The Big Flood
During the summer of about
1900, the big flood came to
Olive. Salt Run, which flowed
along one entire side of the
village, attained its all-time rec
ord high-water mark.
Many houses were flooded
Open water wells were sub
merged. Havoc was wrought to
the B. Z. & C. railroad tracks
Ties were lifted from their bed
and floated the rails off in mile
long sections. Long iron railr
were wrapped around trees,
resembling corkscrews. Trussels
were washed out and many land
slides slid over the tracks.
As the high water rose and
Thursday, February 13,1958
KOON HOLLER
u. s. A
How Does Spring Arrive?
When ing arri\ tlx Lord of the seasons due* not shift a lew
invisible gears ard instantly set the balmy days of spring into action.
Each season dove-tails into the new one. They come gradually and
ithout much ado, so silently that all of a sudden we know that win
ter has passed.
The sun gives a little more heat each day, a blue bird or two
rests on the window sill, a robin examines the old apple tree, the
grass is a little greener each day, the frogs start their croaking, lambs
frolic on the hillsides, chickens cackle in the barnyard, fields are
freshly plowed, gardens are spaded, house cleaning is under way
and then one day the trees clap their hands in joy for spring has
arrived.
We are living in the dawn of an entirely new age. There are
countless little groups, cults, creeds and sects shouting that they
are
heralds of the coming age. Each little group thinking that they alone
possess the truth, the wisdom and the secrets of the new day. Ages
dove-tail into each other. The God of our destiny and of nations does
not shift the divine gears of the ages and smash a new age upon us
instantly. There are thousands of signs of the coming age. Its arrival
does not depend upon some little cult or group. The new age
will
come upon us, as spring will come to us after a few more weeks.
There is a lot of satisfaction to sit by the open fire and watch
the madness of cults and creeds aclaim their little notions and realiz
ing, that what they say, or do not say will have no effect what so
ever on the arrival of the coming age. Suddenly, one of these days,
e will realize it is here. This is a marvelous time to be strangely
alive.
Folk Lore Tales of Olive, Ohio
By A. WADE WELLS
GREAT NORTHERN LIGHTS
In the year 1897, or there
abouts, there appeared one of
nature's great electrical displays
the aurora borealis, which ap
peared in the northern sky,
lighting up the sleeping village
of Olive with beams and flashes
of dazzling brilliance and start
ling the villagers with its crack
ling and buzzing sounds.
It was an awe-inspiring and
never-to-be-forgotten sight. Ro
osters crowed on their roost.
People became fearful. Many
folks were superstitious and
thought it was an omen for ill
of some sort. All the churches
had a big attendance the follow
ng Sunday!
"The Queen herself is going to check
the special sale items at the Noblt
County Farm Bureau Carnivalue, March
11, 28, 29."
& N FARM BUREAU CO-OP
—-A* 11 O N a
Caldwell 95 Cambridge 4-5697
Quaker City ORange 9-265}
Uncle Sam Stille
started coming into the houses,
the women and girls cast mod
esty aside and lifted their long
skirts and petticoats waist high,
rushing out to have the lives
of endangered baby chicks and
little pigs, before rescuing their
household possessions.
Adjoining Olive there was a
large fertile bottom land field
of wheat in the shock. The own
er, Jasper McKee, was a very
devout Christian. He would not
work on Sunday, even to save
his wheat crop. It floated away
on the crest of the flood, along
with logs and lumber from a
sawmill set located on the upper
reaches of Salt Run.
There was not only water
damage to the village but much
loss of livestock. There was no
loss of human life but this flood
will be remembered long by
those who lived in Olive at that
time.
The Big Freeze
The
big freeze, never to be
forgotten, started February 10,
1899. Below-zero weather lasted
for about two weeks. There were
many frosted ears and toes.
Chickens had their combs and
legs frozen. Watering stock be
came a vital problem. Streams of
water were frozen solid along
with rainwater barrels and all
kinds of water-containers and
watering troughs. Ear muffs and
caps with turn-down flaps were
in great demand. Women wore
wool hoods and fascinators (long,
narrow knitted strips made of
wool yarn). Cattle suffered.
Cows' teats were frozen. Water
pipes bursted. Fingers stuck to
anything made of metal, then
blistered like a severe burn.
This was a "sock-dolliger" of
a cold spell. Long red flannel
underwear was the order of both
day and night. Scanties and sheer
nylon panties were yet to be
known!
Your scribe had his ears frozen
still as a slate pencil. When they
thawed out in the Olive school
room, they became hotter than
the combined stings of hornets,
bumble bees and yellow jackets
or Indian turnips.
Hot bricks were placed at the
foot of the bed, under the cov
ers, and were a joy and comfort
o icy feet.
O, yes! The greatest hardship
of all was the Chick Sales Special
or 2-hole-er on the back lot in
subzero weather! No time was
lost in idle reading of the Sears
Roebuck catalog always at hand.
No doubt the elimination of the
outdoor toilet, along with body
itch, head lice and bed bugs has
had more to do with increased
longevity than has the discovery
of penicillin and all other so
called modern wonder drugs
combined!
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