The Alva Record (Alva, Okla.), Vol. 20, No. 51, Ed. 1 Friday, October 14, 1921 Page: 4 of 12
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o WEBSTER. THY NAME IS o
o MUD. o
Such marvels in the use of
words, as Milton and Shake-
speare, had vocabularies of
from 8,000 word-power to
15,000, which was Shake-
speare's batting average. But
these supreme geniuses have
been surpassed by a Grand
Rapids woman whose conver-
sational range and ammuni-
tion includes the command of
31,500 words. Think what
it must be to be that wo-
DAY OF RECKONING
They tell us that wine drinkers in
France are dismayed by a short crop
of grapes of the variety from which
comes that relic of ancient America
—"sparkling Burgundy.” The short
crop, they tell us, is due to the mid-
summer frost, but will not immedi-
ately effect the wine market, because
real Burgundy ages in the cask for
ten years. According to this theory
this summer’s short grape crop will
be reflected in higher prices and
shorter supply of the Burgundy that
will be released for drinking in the
year 1931—what happens today has
no effect for ten years.
Now, after all .isn’t life a whole
lot like the grape crop in Burgundy?
The mistake you make now, the evil
you do now, the good you do now,
may not have an immediate effect.
But, rest assured, that time will
claim the toll or pay the reward.
Emerson, considered the greatest
American philosopher, called it the
Law of Compensation. His theory is
this: “That all thru nature there is
at work a law of action and reaction,
that all actions have certain inevi-
table effects, that evil generates
punishment and a good deed creates
its reward.” Is Emerson right? Or
do we wait for the hereafter for the
day of reckoning? Be that as it may,
in either case we are paid for what
we do, we get exactly what we pay
And this is just as true of nations
as individuals. It explains the rise
and fall of civilisation and empires.
No truer words were ver written,
"As we sow, so also shall we reap.”
Think back over your past life.
How has the law of compensation
fitted in your case? And if you have
not yet gotten what is coming to you,
you will get it hare or hereafter.
DO YOU DRINK IT?
Do you know how many kinds of
poison there are found in the stuff
that is bootlegged about and sold for
whiskey in Oklahoma? Well, here
are a few: Embalming fluid, wood
alcohol, formaldehyde, morphine,
opium, cocaine, nitrohenzol (used in
denatured alcohol) arsenic, lead and
mercury compounds, ccpper acetate,
fusil oil, eth*r, etc, Wood alcohol
is found in the "heavy” liquors.
There is in this battery enough to
send a man to anything from the
insane asylum to the tomb, and a well
known enforcement officer declares
that any man who makes a practice
of taking an "occasional drink” of
bootleg whiskey will find 99 chances
to die to one chance to live, in the
run of a year. In the face of the
facts brought out as to the deadly
nature of these recent slops, how can
men who have the slightest reverence
for their bodies, their health or their
sanity, continue to gulp them down?
FIRE BOYS GET OUT
EARLY IN THE MORN
The fire department was called
out about 2 o’clock Tuesday morn-
ing to the Harrison home, at 804
Barnes, to extinguish a small fire.
A window curtain and sash burned
and the window casing caught fire by
the time the fire boys arrived and put
out the blaze. It is thot that the
window may have dropped on a box
of matches which were lying on the
WHY TRADE AT HOME
Many people ask that question, but
very few trouble to seek the answer.
Why should people patronize thfeir
home merchants? Because the home
merchant can only remain in busi-
ness through the patronage of home
people and a town without merchants
would be a sorry place in which to
live. Because the home merchant
sells goods that do not have to be
returned because of defects or infer-
ior quality. It is the only way in
which the local merchant can hold his
trade. Because the local merchant is
not in the habit of charging exces-
sive prices. You may at times be
able to get the same article else-
where for a little less money but the
quality will invariably be reduced in
proportion to the price. The local
merchant cannot afford to sell
“cheap” stuff. His customers would I folks.
We had quite a frost last Friday
night. Most every one is busy put-
ting up feed.
Earl Bish and family of Dodge
City, who has been visiting his moth-
er here, Mrs. Wm. Sargeant, has re-
Mrs. Menefee’s daughter, Mrs.
Moneswaits and two children from
China, are going to visit here until
W. T. Sargents are taking the se-
rum treatment for typhoid at Aline.
Mrs. Logus has been on the sick
Hosea English went to Kansas
City with cattle last week.
Miss Eva Kendall drove down
from Alva Saturday evening and vis-
ited until Sunday evening with home
not tolerate it. Because the pros-
perity of a community depends upon
the amount of money in circulation
in the community, and that is regu-
lated mainly by the marketing of
surplus products abroad and the
keeping of as much as possible of the
receipts at home. Because a com-
munity that spends most of its mon-
ey abroad soon finds that it has but
little left for the purchase of addi-
tional supplies. It is so simple a child
could understand it, and what a child
can comprehend should not go un-
heeded by adults. Think it over.
Thinking may accomplish much good.
It certainly will do no harm. Now is
the time to advertise and let the peo-
ple know what you have to sell.
It has been said that “war is hell.”
We would say, judging from statis-
tics, that it is even worse. Figures
tell us that the war of 1812 cost us
more than the cost of the govern-
ment from its organization to the
time of that great conflict; and that
the Civil War cost us more than the
whole cost of the government up to
1861. And now they tell us that the
late world war cost us more than all
the cost of maintaining the govern-
ment for 125 years. They also figure
that in all the wars of Europe be-
tween 1790 and 1913, 4, 490,300 per-
sons were killed. In the world war
between August 14, 1914, and No.
vember 11, 1918, ther were 9, 998,
300 killed in battle. The number of
wounded is given as 20,297,551.
Listen, young man, don’t be afraid
to say “Me Too,” if you really agree.
But don’t be a “Me Too’ simply be-
cause it is easier than to think for
yourself, or because you haven’t the
initiative to express your own
own thoughts and convictions. There
are too many “Me Toos” in the
world. Have convictions of your own
and don’t be afraid to express them
and defend them.
It is an old saying that women are
just as old as they look. Men are
not considered old until they quit
looking, by the way, will somebody
tell us what period of life a fellow
ceases to be a boy and becomes an
It has almost reached the point in
this country that when a married
man buys flowers for his wife his
neighbors begin to wonder what he
has done that he is trying to get back
into her good graces.
The preacher of Wisby came to
Twin Oaks Sunday and delivered a
sermon. The crowd was small owing
to few knowing of it. He is coming
again October 23rd.
Mr. Corbin’s went to Alva Satur-
..■j nd brought Franklin Shelman
hoiiic ,.'*h them. They had taken
him there on Monday.
Charlie Corbin and Miss Lizzie
Deeg spent Sunday evening at W. T.
Mr. Kendall has had quite a crew
picking apples the past week.
W. T. Sargents were dinner guests
at Wm. Sargent’s, Friday.
Mrs. English is much improved.
THE TALKING DISEASE
By Ruth Shaw
Don’t grieve, dear heart, because
But look in pity on them,
'Tis but an ailment which they have,
A sort of plague among them.
’Tis not a matter of their will,
They can no more resist
To wag their tongues and free their
Than serpents can to hiss.
A dread affliction is this thing,
A mind and tongue unclean,
From which the poisonous filth
Of malice, spite and spleen.
’Tis sad to see such pestilence
Among good folks to stalk,
A scourge which crushes out all else
But foul, ill-meaning talk.
’Tis like a cankerous, running sore,
This wagging-tongue disease,
Contagious thro’ its touch and stench,
It spreads with rapid ease.
Peculiar is this ailment, too,
For those who have it worse,
Can’t see their own or near-own
Which other folks rehearse.
But every wagging tongue must
And silent be—sometime,
’Tis th?n I think old Satan with a
Will say, “That’s Mine.”
So let them loose their tongues, dear
And ’long your own way walk,
Keep clean your soul, keep brave
And pity those who talk.
Munson &. M* Neeley
It used to be “Bottled in Bond.”
Now it is bottled in the barn.
LICENSED KANSAS EMBALMER
Mrs. Frank Howerton received a
letter Thursday of last week telling
her that she had passed the Kansas
State Embalming examination, which
she took the first of last week, at
Kansas City. Mn. Howerton is now
a licensed embalmer of Kansas, as
well as of Oklahoma.
S is vital.
Mutual confidence between a bank and
its patrons is necessary to mutual success.
Your confidence and co-operation in-
spires us to better service and stimulates
a new desire to render the fullness of
modern banking accommodation.
CHEROKEE HIGH LOSES
CAME TO MARSHALL
Cherokee High went down to de-
feat before the Marshall High team
last week by a wore of 68-7. The
extra weight and experience of the
Marehall team waa too much for new
Central State Bank
THE PERSONAL SERVICE BANK
Ml Year Deposits Csanstssl
Capital and IsrIm
The Biggest Earner
On The Farm
PRIMROSE CREAM SEPARATOR
“Everybody who knows anything about dairying understands that
if a man will take a herd of cows and attend to them, taking care of
the pigs and calves, nothing can down him. It is the only sure plan on
the farm because it has so many pulls from different angles. He has
the skimmilk for calves and pigs, and his farm keeps getting better year
by year.”—An Iowa Farmer.
HERE never was a better time to prove the truth of what this
I man writes than now. With the price of corn low, the way to
A get the most money out of it is to feed it, separate the milk and
sell the cream. You can bring pigs to market weight quicker with
skimmilk and com than in any other way, and raise more pigs to the)
acre. But to get the greatest value out of skimmilk, it must be fed
sweet and with the animal heat still in iL The only way you can have
the milk in this conditon and save all the butter fat is to use a crean|
A Primrose Cream Separator will save all the butter fat, in the
finest condition. It is easy to turn, easy to wash, easy to keep in per-
fect running order. It oils itself from a supply in the gear case, and
only an occasional replenishing of the oil is necessary. The big chore
of washing out the dirty oil is done away with by the oil drain tube,
which drains out the dirty oil when new oil is added.
Come in and let us show you these and many other unusually good
things about the Primrose.
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