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Roanoke Rapids herald. [volume] (Roanoke Rapids, N.C.) 1914-192?, October 26, 1923, Image 2

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TARPEIAN ROCK
Tarpeian is a precipice on tlie south
side of the Capltoline hill at Rome,
from which state criminals sentenced
to death were thrown headlong. It
derived Its name from Tarpeia. a
vestal virgin and daughter of Spurlus
Txrpeius, the governor of the citadel,
who agreed to open the gates to the
Saliines—then at war with the Rom
ans—on condition of receiving from
them what they wore on their arms
(meaning their bracelets). She was
rewarded for her treachery by being
crushed to death by the weight of the
shields cifst upon her by the soldiers,
who shouted as they hastened by:
“These are the ornaments we wear on
our arms.” According to the legend,
Tarpela ever alts In the heart of tlie
rock, adorned with gold and jewels,
and bouud by a spell.
Who Was Pegasus 7
In classic myth, the famous winged
.horse that sprang from the blood of
Medusa, the mortal Gorgon, when aha
was slain by Perseus. Pegasus dwelt
at Olympus and carried thunder and
lightning for Zens. By his aid, Bel
lerophou conquered the Chlmaeru.
Pegasus waa regarded by late writers
as the horae of Boa, and waa said to
have revealed the famous fountain of
Hlppoorene on Mount Helicon by a
kick of his hoof. Accoroing to a mod'
em poetic fancy, Pegasus became the
horse of the Muses, and thence arose
the saying, “To mount ose*a Pegs—
meaning to write poetry.
Just
SAME HERE
i A Yankee soldier while in England
J was being shown over an old church
i leneath whose floor there were many
1 graves.
"A great many people sleep within
these walls," said the guide solemnly
as he indicated the Inscription-covered
floor.
"Is that so?" replied the Yankee.
"Same way over in our country. Why
don't you get a more Interesting
preacher?"—Everybody's Magazine.
True to Specifications.
Fair Customer—You told me tha
colors of this bathing suit were fast.
Clerk—And aren’t they?
Fair Customer—They rau nil over
the beach.
Clerk—Why, then, you must admit
there’s some speed In them.
Poor Advice Only.
Mr. Beaver—The young puppy told
me to go and plant potatoes in my
whiskers!
His Friend—Never mind what 'a
says—don’t you do it I—London Tit
Bits.
Glad to Get Rid of Her.
Swain—I asked your father over the
telephone for his consent.
fJIrl—What did he say?
Swain—First he said "Sure, Just
take her!” and then he asked me who
I was.
Time's Changes.
] ‘The first time l came home late
after we were married she said I was
breaking her heart.”
i “Well?’’
"Now all she complains of is mjr
1 breaking her rest.”
Home Amenities.
Mrs. Shopping—-Jack, dear, I wish
you’d count those articles I bought
today and see If there is twenty
seven.
Husband—Add ’em up yourself,
Molly, I’m no bargain counter.
Old and New Kind.
Motoring Son—This, dad, Is a spark
plug.
Farmer Father—That so, son. When
I was your age, a spark plug was a
quiet old boss hitched to a buggy with
Just room for two.
A Poor Lot.
Madge—Would you marry a man to
reform him?”
Mabel—I suppose I should have to
—there Isn’t one of them that suits
me the way he Is now!”—London
Opinion.
Where He la.
Optimist—What has become of the
old-fashioned man who used to tell
you the bright sayings of his kid? i
Pessimist—He's now telling you the
latest station he's got over the radio.
Cheap If They Cling Long.
Wide—These clinging gowns are
rather Inexpensive.
Ilubhy—If they cling long enough no
doubt they are.
Say Nawt So.
“Do you know how the rats get In
here?’’
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WEALTH. iij
Tom: She haaU
a wealth of hair. H
Bess: Oh, IV
don’t know. You I
can buy those
switches now for L
six dollars. F
Ups and Downs of Married Lifo.
Before her friends she talks me up,"
8ighed William Brown.
'But then, when she gets home, my
wife.
Doth call me down.”
A Pretty Squealer.
••Docs your daughter enjoy swim
; ming ?”
“No. But she thinks when they
splash the water on her sli; queali
ao attractively."
Bargain Appeal.
I “I can see now why you men like
baseball.” remarked Mrs. Burlap. "1
appreciate these extra dr bargain
Innings. Now an opera never gives
you an extra act.”
Envied Newton.
Teacher—Newton discovered the
' law of gravity by an apple falling
from a tree upon his head.
Johnny (a reluctant pupil)—Yes'm;
If he’d been In school he’d never have
discovered ariything at all.
■^i‘ '..A hi i.
Too Short a Time.
Magistrate {to Scot charged with
Assault)—I’ve a good mind to send yon
to prison for sis mouths.
Prisoner—You canna doe that. 1
i old ye, mon, I'm only doon to London
for the week.
j FORCE OF
| HABIT
Bay, boat, ma
an* ma family^
starvin. Can you
halp ma out wit*
a llttla small
changaf
Too barf! All
my fund* ara
amplayad Juat
now. If you can
uaa my nata at,
aay thirty daya.
Fine Safety Record Made on Immense Building
While nearly GOO pedestrians have been killed in Chicago so far this year the American Furniturei Mart
and Exposition palace—the largest building In the world—has progressed to the fifth floor w iou a s o .
dent to workmen. The safety council of employees hopes to maintain this record to the sixteen i am nn
Bluejackets Announce Navy Day’s Coming
The birthday of Theodore Roosevelt, Ctct. L'7, Is tiblo celebrated os Ninj day. Kluejackels from the naval train
ing school at Ilnmpton Honda, Virginia, show their Interest by spelling out "Xuvy day” In human letters. At the
ri^ht Is Secretary of the Navy Denhy.
ESCAPED AN AVALANCHE
Miss Betty Short of San Francisco,
young American musician, who nar
rowly escaped death when hurled un
der an avalanche on Mount Jungfrau
which killed several other Americans.
She Is wearing the wig which re
places her hair, lost in tlie terrible
accident.
BEST FLAPPER TYPE
UBBSEm
Clara Bow, a brunette high school
girl, who has been selected from 50
flapper types us the “perfect flapper.”
She Is athletic, keenly Interested In
all affairs of the day and a smart
dresser.
Cochineal Dye.
Nineteen thousuntk Insects are re
quired to make one pound of cochineal
dye. Only the bodies of the females
ore used. They are wingless and each
one produces over 1,000 young, wldch
-pread over the plonts rapidly.
Tall Buildings.
Tn 1850 the tallest building In New
*Tork was only five stories high, and
the church spires were conspicuous
above It. Now there Is no spire In the
city that begins to approach In height
many of the towering skyscrapers.
Italians Honor Their Dead Sons
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Seem* nt the tomb where lie the bodies of th’o ‘‘Sons of the Abruzzl." sons
of Italy who die<f for the honor of their country. The Duke de Aosta is at
the entrance to the tomb rendering a tribute nt the anntml memorial service.
Making British Coast Brighter
Photograph shows workmen tilting
one of the new 900-oanUle-power
petroleum vapor lamps, which have
just been adopted by England, to a
buoy. The new lamps to make for a
“brighter British const” are twice as
bright as the old paraffin lumps and
on a clear night the range Is limited
only by the earth's curvature.
WORTH KNOWING
Life Is very serious to Mohamme
dan men, who rarely smile or Joke.
The high limit of building In Lon
don is 80 feet.
A drop of rain cannot fall faster
than 20 feet a second.
Seattle received the first shipment
of gold from Alaska In 1807.
The apple contains a greater per
centage of phosphorus than any other
fruit.
The salt wells of Szechwan, China,
of which there are more than 1,000.
are 1.000 to 3,000 feet deep.
A banquet of exclusively Alaskan
products was recently served to edi
tors of Washington state.
Nearly one-third of New Mexico Is
covered with forests, with a gross
stand of 15,000,000,000 board feet.
When alarmed the common bon tur
tle cun give out a distinct hiss.

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