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THURSDAY, DICCUMMICR 23. 15)20
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A Man miy b a "boy grown up"
but he certainly Is past the "tin
whittle" age and he appreciates
moit, something nice to wear.
We have , made a special effort
this year to stock our store with
gifts that will carry with them all
the atmosphere of the holidays.
Ladie' felt slippers with hard or soft leather soles.
Ladies' shoes, pumps and oxfords.
Ladies' kid and knit gloves
Ladies' sweaters in assorted colors. '
Ladies leather and velvet belts in colors.
Ladies' parasols in colored silks.
Men's felt and leather tippers
Men's sweaters, slip-overs, jersey and Tom Wye knit wear.
A fine assortment of Men's neckties.
(Can't be beat for the money).
Men's hosiery in cotton, "ilk and wool.
Men's fancy dress shirts.
Men's wool shirts.
Men's suspender, hose supporters and dress gloves.
Men's mercerized and silk umbrellas.
Men's and Boys' headwear.
Parasols are both a dainty and
practical gift for women. There
are aleo good Umbrellas for men.
(By Rea Proctor McGee, M.D. D.D.S.)
As we read history and we notice
the rlBe and fall of nations, we reallxe
that at certain periods of their great
ness, when their governments have
had the greatest vigor and their foi'
elgn commerce hus been pushed to
the ends of the known world, and
when the armlos have Blood victorious
In the capitols of their enemies, It
would seem that no power would
ever bo able to rise and to overthrow
In many cases the fall of a nation
has been caused by a powerful enemy,
but more frequently has been the re
sult of a gradual dgeneratlon In the
physical and mental qualifications of
the people who constitute the country.
. If you consider the glories of an
cient Greece and their marvelous phy
lea development, and their wonder
fu energy, their active minds and
their artistic Instincts, and then won
der what brought them to the low
level that they have occupied for the
last thousand years, you will find
that It was not the Invading hosts
of the enemy and that H was not the
violation of our present standards of
morality, and It was not any of those
things that are usually held up as
vices. It was a new kind of disease
that did the business for the old
Greeks; it was simply malaria. So
you see that If a nation shows algns
of decay, one of the first things to do
is see If there Is any extremely active
disease that is attacking the Inhabl
tans In great numbers, and if there Is,
there you will find the reason for a
lowering of the national tone.
In America today nearly every child
that goes to the public schools, and
nearly every child that does not go
to the public schools. Is suffering from
decay of the teeth. It would seem
that the bacteria of tooth decay, which
is jut as much a disease as malaria
ever was. Is n w'.despread ' attack
uW)ii the people of our race. And If
we are unable to check it then we
must conform to the physlcaj regula-J
lions that have been In force since
the world began. Every type of animal
that has disappeared from the globe
has done so because the change of
climate or environment had been so
rapid that the development of the
teeth could not keep pace with the
change In food, and consequently
these animals that are now extinct
became so because their dental appa
ratus could no longe do the business.
And if our dentai apparatus Is al
lowed to become a total wreik, we
are doomed as a people.
REAL PROBLEMS PLANNED
FOR NEW CIVIC COURSES
University of Oregon, Eugene. Dec.
IS. In order to better fit the stu
dents of the land with training to
meet the ever recurring civic pro
blems which will confront them In
actual life, an attempt is being made,
through extensive resear h, to base
hlh school courses In civics upon a
more practical foundation. This work
which is a quantitative study of the
occurence f clvlj and governmental
problems, is described by John C.
Almack, assistant director of the ex
tension division of the University of
Oregon, in a recent Issue of the New
York School and Soliety Journal.
Two studies of the civic problems
whk-h should be Included in high
bchool courses are being made, ac
cording to Mr. Almack. The quanti
tative analysis Is being worked out by
listing the civic problems appearing
In the daily presst and by a study
of state and national party platforms.
Although the Investigation has not
yet produced conclusive results, fairly
accurate tables, showing the rank of
such problems as taxation, labor,
and suffrage, in regard to importance,
have been prepared. U. ofO. Bulletin.
Goitres removed without the knife
AstV-ria, bronchitis, Catarrh, Tonsilitin, Throat
and Lung Diseases
Rheumatism, Pimples and all Skin Diseases
OVER MONARCH CAFETKRIA
Recently by riding all along
a eateniive inter-Reuban rail
way system twice, we found out
tho difference between a 'limit
d" and a "local.- The limited
Merely makes want stops there
are, and the local makes all of
Not the 8tealable Kind.
"Now," said the zealous salesman,
"can you show me Just one reason why
you shouldn't buy one of the Gale
locks to keep your car from being
"Yep," said the quiet man. Tome
take one look at me car."
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Muery loves company, but tko
attraction ian't mutual.
Did VOL! -OGr PclC&
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AJ. TOWER CO.
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THE ROMANCE OF WORDS
VARIOUS efforts have been
made to trace this name
for the popular dancestep to the
pace or trot of a horse, some
Investigators going so far as to
locate a certain Mr. Fox who
owned a horse which trotted In
a peculiar fashion and, because
of which, he referred to one of
the newest of dances (at that
time) as a "fox-trot"
But, while there was a man
named Fox connected with the
orlpln of the term as common
ly used today, be wa a vaude
ville dancer, not a hortfe fan
cier. When this dancer desired
to Introduce a number of new
steps Into tils vaudeville act,
early In 1914, he took certain
portions of the one-step and
added to them a number of
variations of his own, billing
the entire performance as "The
Fox-Trot, a new dance originat
ed solely by the performers
themselves." Society, eager to
take np something new In the
line of dancing, studied the
steps and It waa not; long be
fore tbe entire country waa fox
troftlntr to the syncopated melo
dies which precisely fitted this
kind of amusement The only
reward that Fox received was
that his name, without the cap
ital lorter, was spread broad
cast over two continents.
"Have you read that motion ple
ure' star's description of his domes
"I have," replied Miss Cayenne.
His pathos is as rough as his com-1y."
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
LASA week when Saturday night
was jusa bouia close up and
quceta work I no feela ver good. I
gutta money tut no raoocha pep. I
stoppa.one place where sella da flow
ers for gt-eva look. Was leetle keed
outside boiita sefa years oM. He
sella da pupfr but he gotta plenta
left wot he no sella yet
He aska me, "I'lease, meester, you
Ilka buy da paper?" I say. "Wot mat
ter you no sella ! efcre dees? Every
body stop pa read for go to bed now."
I aska eef he wanta getta rich one
day. He say, no wanta getta rich
Juna buy bees muJda buncha flowers
for Sunday. Hee name Jimmy Brown
and he tella mt- hees fadda go dead
longa time. Us say tomorrow was
was when btes tuudda gonna bava da
"I Ilka to bny :ny mndda Borne flow
ers so I try sella more paper," he say.
"Eef I wlla every one I gotta plenta
money.. I betta. meester. my mudda
rore glad eef I geeva her flowers for
la present. V.'onta you please buy
Jusa one pa per T
You know I u-ada paper longa time
before dat night But I Ilka dat leetle
Jimmy Brown alia right I no wanta
heem gtta wise so I say I gotta twenty-five
keeds my family and everyone
wanta newspaper and I buy da whola
And right a queeck Jimmy smila so
beeg and go buy bees mudda some
flowers. He say, "Tank a you, Mees
ter," and den he walka home maka
plenta noise weeth wheestle.' He sure
was glada keed alia right
Jusa between you and me no for
spreada round to Jimmy, I no gotta
twenty-flva keedA and I no wanta alia
dat paper. But I wanta see Jimmy'
geeva bees mamma da beega boqnet
for present I buy everyone da paper
he gotta and when he ees gone I
trow een da waste can.
Pretty queeck I no feela seeck any
more and I starts wheestle, too. ' 8o ta
sting maka me feela good alia for
sudden. Mebbe was dat tune Jimmy
Wot you tlnkl
A LINE 0' CHEER
By John Kendrick Bangs.
The flneat necklace you can wear
Is made of beads of fiber rare
Strung on a tbraad of aerylce true
For those who stand in neod of you,
Eacb shining- bead
The token of aoma kindly deed.
Judge. "What brought you here?"
Prisoner. "Two policemen."
Judge. "Drunk, I suppose V
Prisoner. "Yes, both of them."
For Any Purpose
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