The Duke Times (Duke, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 25, Ed. 1 Friday, December 27, 1918 Page: 3 of 4
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Half a Century Ago
Hmlfa Ctnlmy Ago, tvry community could
b* aopplM to some extent with locally dri—d
mMt. drawing on live stock raiMd nMrby.
Now two-thJrdi of the consumfnf cantors,
with milliont of peoplo, arsons to two thousand
miles sway from tho principal live-stock produc-
ing sections, which are sparsely settled.
The American meat packing industry of
today is the development of the best way to
perform a national service.
The function of providing meat had to de-
velop accordingly. Thoee men who first grasp-
ed the elements of the changing problem created
the best facilities to "meet it—large packing
plants and branch houses at strategic points,
refrigerating equipment (including cars), car
routes, trained organization, profitable outlets
for former waste —which became the nat-
ural, inevitable channels for the vast flow of
meat acmes the country.
If there were a better way to perform this
necessary service, American ingenuity and
enterprise would have discovered it, and others
would now be using it
During 1918, Swift ft Company has earned
a profit on meats (and meat by-products) of less
than iyt cents per dollar of sales—too small a
profit to have any appreciable effect on prices.
Swift & Company,
-Today," said the big business man
aith complacence, "I have Just real-
feed a lifelong ambition. On going to
ny office this morning I learned that
by skillful business maneuvering I
»ave become a millionaire."
"Happiest day of your life, I sup-
pose." suggested his friend, properly
-Well, I had always supposed It
you Id be, but I'll make a confession.
The most soul-satisfying day In my ex-
perience was when I found $1.75 in a
pair of discarded trousers three
months after I was married."
The original A. E. F. Joke was, with-
out much question, the one which de-
scribed the American negro meeting
his Algerian brother and accusing him
of having forgotten his own language.
—Stars and Stripes, France.
How's This ?
We offer (100.00 for any cut of catarrh
that can bo t be cured by HALL'S
CATARRH MEDICINE. . „
HALL'S CATARRH MEDICINE li tak-
es Internally and acta through the Blood
ea the Mucous Surfacee of tns System.
Sold by druggists for over forty years.
"-It's pretty hard tor any man to
make a success of a Job he doesn't
tike to do.
As a rule there Is lire where there
Is smoke, but occasionally the smoke
comes from a pipe dream.
A Cool One.
'I worry so over your shortcoming*
that my dresses no longer fit me."
"Yes, mum." said the cook. "Then I
suppose you wouldn't mind giving me
one or two?"—Louisville Courier-Jour-
The View of It.
"Do you believe In hereditary?"
"Not at all. Neither of my parents
Is either smart or good-looking."
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—» I® havo Sg'ired to I he Nfe «f
■ «sy. way U'h la the dim aad
taai year*. Aad ihey have heea
* l« 1WH9 ii saagsa of vaftass
ta lhaaa alihla sms4 of I heir I
•wirwf IITWSS VNI«S
*fco made the aighlly rmtada «f ihe
«■»!• a«4 garrison* aaod to rtag a
Ml al each sentinel tan lo make aw*
that the — dttty wiihta waa
awake. They also pat bells uf*>M the
necks of rrlmlaala to warn all people
to amid them. The Romans uaed bella
to aaanoaro Ihe hoar of the hath.
I It Is believed that bells were Srst
I aaed ta rharehee a boat 400 years after
the Mrth of Christ. Aod by the twelfth
I centur/ 'bey were la common use la
I diarrhea all aver Knrop*. Moat of
I these, however, were hand bella. made
of thin platea of hammerwl Iron, bent
I Into a four-sided shape and fastened
I with rivets and bronsed. Then gradu-
ally, as people began to hang the bells
I In steeples and belfries, they became
In 1784 a huge ben was east In Moo-
| cow. Russia, ft la over twenty-one feet
In height and diameter and weighs 198
Iona. The largest hell In America Is In
I the Cathedral of Notre Dame, at Mon-
treal. and weighs 20.400 pound*
In all agea and all conntriea. the
I material moat need In the manufac-
ture of bella has been a mixture of
two parts of copper to one of tin,
called bronze. At present about thlr-
teeh parts of copper are used to fonr
of tin. Bells have been made of Iron,
steel, gold, silver, brass and even of
glass, though when made of glass they
have been found too fragile for prac-
I tlcal nse.
Back In the old days, the people be-
lieved that bells possessed supernat-
I oral power; by ringing them at certain
I times, they believed, storms, pestilence
j and famine could be averted.
W iwBeee, | M slarttaf eat
. Usaa a frash aew nsr
I always sh» ta 1MB Owt
The aaa aa la—er beta,
The year that's dead I travel ha*
And let my aumsry ma
| la roetemylaUaa through the alack
Of thiaga I eould have daae.
1 <-heeh the deads I i
with ihass I i
That I a sail r ted quite a few
. Real rhaaeee to be klad. *
11 J*ara Ihe words I meatfc ta aay
Iwp ;onr IItw Mtln.
•akins Dr. tlsw'f PImm
k*«f braltby, wsslthy sad
llT«r srtlT*. year bwwli class ty
It la praiseworthy even to attempt
a great action.
W. H. Paacoe. seventy-one. still car-
ries mall In Dutch Flat Cal.
Our thought, our work, our ambition—
is toezcdm the making of wheat flour.
Our fwrf** is marked by a tremendous
which is our proud reward tor (Sort
THE NEW YEAR.
The New Tsar—where It leada and whom
■ We cannot see.
We acan the path, and full our hearta of
. And mystery—
What will it yield, thje lane of sudden
To you and met
Grant we may find our ehaia of stmllght
. Come teara-come mirth;
Where faith In man shall make Ufe'a good
' deeds seeming
I _. . Of noble worth;
Give days our tell and give our night
1 sweet dreaming,
God of the earth.
| Give us the heart to tread thta way. not
. A vale or height;
Give ua cheer that God, Ua grace be-
. May guide us right;
Grant we may lore the other* with ua
I OM Year—Oood-Nlglit!
-Edith Livings tan Smith, to Wiaconato
nature sets good example
I Discard Things That Hinder and Re-
tain Only That Whieh la Helpful
at Dawn of New Year.
Once again the New Tear opens Its
door for us to enter in. The old year
is leaving us. and If we are wise we
will let him take with him all the Im-
pedimenta that has handicapped us I
luring his reign. We will dismiss the '
old mistakes and troubles and grudges,
and entering blithely Into the New
rear, we will begin all over again.
Mother nature has set us an exam-
ple which we will do well to follow.
All tile good golden grain, the ripe
fruit and all other precious gifts she
Has permitted as to garner and retain.
And then she proceeded to do away
with the rubbish. 8he pot her spell
upon it and it withered and died, was
Plowed under, and became the needful
fertiliser for another year.
And so all the good and sweet and
beautiful things that the old year has
given aa we are permitted to keep.
w> may hold onto oar successes, our
To comfort and to cheer.
'". postponed them foe a Say,
I dldal apeak that year.
And then to my dlagraco I gad
That had I paused to amlle
And do thoee little actions Wad
I'd not have .oet a mile.
I Isarn now that the chance has I
That I have missed a lot.
For an thoee dteda I eould have done
Aa easily aa not.
And when at last life la through
And all my course la run.
In deep regret I shell review
The deeds I eould have dane.
And I shall wish I had to tall
Where nothing may be hid
The many thlnga I could as well
Have done, vet never did.
among new year's" riches i
Trials and Suffering a Part of Rlsh
Heritage God Givee to Each of
Psrt of the rich heritage that God
has planned for yon In the New Yesr
Is suffering. He will permit In the
life of each child of his s portion-
Just the . right portion—of difflcnlty
and trial and temptation. What we
sea in thoee trials and temptations
will largely determine the richea that
will be ours in this year. A Christian
layman recently wrote to a friend:
"How line it would be to go out In
the opening pear so yielded that
every fresh circumstance or trial or
temptation would prove to have the
sweet face of Christ concealed In It,
or bursting like a flood of glory
through some rift In the cloud and
Ailing with radiance our uplifted
faces; so that each new obedience
should be but the parting of the cur*
tain, ushering us into new wonders
and experiences of his Inexhaustible
riches and fullness. Old things would
then be continually passing away, all
things constantly becoming new.'
What glories of abounding gru
that the worst 8atan can do against
the child of God in this New Tear
only furnishes a fresh opportunity for
God to pour out the treasures of his
unspeakable Gift! The promise to
supply every need of ours "accord-
ing to hia riches In glory In Christ
Jesus" Is not s promise for the life
to come, when all sorrow and sick*
ness and temptation to evil will be at
an end, but It is a promise made in
full view of every trial and tempta-
tion that we shall meet today. Let na
then count it all joy when we fall Into
our difficulties and trials, confidently
remembering that along with »«ch
of them we have—Jesus.
Fall Run of Distemper
MAT BS WHOLLY AVOIDED ST USOM
Spohn MwcOol Co. Ooshen, tod. tf.S.
fa For MALABO
_ JS CHILLS sai
Accounting for It
"His wife made a man of him."
"Maybe that is why he la seeing so
much of the seamy aide."
"Pop, when are people's salad
days?-' "When they need dreaslng
The prices of cotton and linen have
been doubled by the war. Lengthen
their service by using Bed Cross Ball
Blue In the laundry. All grocers, 5c.
Mistress—"Why did you leave your
last placer Applicant—"Why did
your last cook leave hers?"
There are 170 kinds of bnnanaa
grown In varioua porta of the wor'd.
Martin's Ferry, O., prohibits aigwa
In foreign languages.
W. N. U„ OhlahanM City, Mo. SS-Ig
Making a New Year.
The virtue of a New Tear la not in I
Its change of name. The first days of
January are so exactly like the last
days at December that we have to
naka a conscious and continued effort
to write the proper date oo our letters.
U this Is to be s New Tear indeed,
we moat make it so ourselves, puttlnr
Into It new hopes and ambitions, new
resolutions and effect. The virtue of
tfea Ntew Tear la ta the aew aspiration
and persistence wa bring to It.
mtserablo-taolmg stnmarhs thsw ara am ramody yataally jahaa jfca mmm
The best home bikers —^
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Thurman, W. R. The Duke Times (Duke, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 25, Ed. 1 Friday, December 27, 1918, newspaper, December 27, 1918; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc404980/m1/3/: accessed October 20, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.