Mayes County Republican (Pryor, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 25, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 15, 1918 Page: 7 of 8
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LIFT OFF CORNS!
Drop Frcezone on a touchy
corn, then lift that corn
off with fingers
Doesn't hurt a bit! Drop a little
Freezone on an aching corn, Instantly
that corn stops hurting, then you lift
It right out. Yes, magic! No humbug I
A tiny bottle of Freezone costs but a
few cents at any drug store, but Is suf-
Ictent to remove every hard corn, soft
corn, or corn between the toes, and the
calluses, without soreness or Irritation.
Freezone is the sensational discov-
ery of a Cincinnati genius. It Is won-
Me—Willie, what In the world Is the
baby crying for?
"File Miscreant—Why—uh—I stuck
him with a pin to see If any sawdust
would run out. Maybe that's the rea-
Comfort Baby's 8kln
When red, rough and Itching with hot
baths of Cutlcura Soap and touches of
Cutlcura Ointment This means sleep
for baby and rest for mother. For
free samples address, “Cutlcura, Dept
X, Boston.” At druggists and by mat .
Soap 25, Ointment 25 and 50.—Adv.
It is estimated that 70 per cent of
the residents of the United States
use electricity In some form every
instead I took Lydia L Pink*
ham's Vegetable Compound
and Was Cured.
GOLD FISH SHOP.
“There was a great deal of excite-
ment,” said Daddy, “In a shop which
sold goldfish, canary birds and par-
“The excltment, however, was entire-
ly among the goldfish. The canaries
sang quite happily, the parrots talked,
scolded and shrieked, but none of the
birds were the least bit excited.
“The goldfish were very nervous.
They were splashing and wiggling their
fins and saying to each other as they
nudged past In swimming, 'Whatever
will we dor
“And another would answer, “There
Is nothing to do. We simply have to
wait But, oh, how sad for the ones
who will be chosen. How very, very
sad 1 How extremely sad 1’
“And then they would grow more
excited thun ever for no one knew
which one would be chosen, and each
thought It would be the one to be
“How nervous they were I And they
kept growing more nervous. They be-
gan to feel quite 111, and as they did,
their dorsal fins drooped and did not
stand up straight on their backs as
dorsal fins should do.
"Dorsal fins show whether a fish is
well or sick. If the dorsal fin on a
fish's back Is down and does not stand
up the fiah Is not at all well. A fish
Is feeling In fine health and spirits
when his dorsal fin Is up straight
“But these goldfish In the shop were
very nervous and they felt as If they
would be 111 If they grew any more
“It went on for a long, long time, un-
til at last an old Japanese fish from
another bowl said,
“‘What Is the trouble with all you
goldfish, over there? You seem to be
behaving very strangely. I have been
noticing you for some time.’
“Now the Japanese fish was In an-
other bowl with a few other expensive
fish and they were quite different In
their markings from the goldfish. The
one who was speaking was of silver
and gold coloring, and another one
was quite black with queer pudgy eyes.
They were all a little different and they
were supposed to be very fine.
“Usually the regular goldfish be-
haved far better than the special fish.
They were healthier and gave less
trouble to the shopkeeper or to those
who took fish home In bowls and pat
them in aquariums.
‘“Though we may be cheaper,’ the
goldfish used to say to the expensive
fish, ‘we are very healthy and we live
will pay any woman who suffers from
such ailments to consider trying it be-
fore submitting to such a trying ordeaL
Do YOU wan!
Clothes that Dazzle?
Ifs SO easy!
A single trial package of
Red Cross Ball Bias
will convince you that never be-
fore have yon known trut happi-
ness at the end of the day.
White?—why it gives your
doth'-* a whiteness that even the
fleeciest clouds cannot rivaL
Don’t Waft. Don't Doubt-
Cat It—Vao It—and KNOW
6 Cents. At GOOD Grocery Stores
DAIST FIT KILLER ftSSBSB
I dealers, or
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til teed. Ht might cere or bouse bull shipped any-
where. MK,OMfNWieLMhwCa.. Ulflivto.l*
“Whatever Will We Dor
a long time and give a great deal of
pleasure. We can swim Just as well
as you can, too—and we’re pretty—
though not quite so unusual.'
“But this time the expensive and
superior fish could be very proud and
haughty for the goldfish were making
a dreadful fuss!
“‘Aren’t you going to tell an old
fellow the trouble?' asked the Japa-
nese fish which had spoken first.
“'Splash, splash,' said the goldfish
as they swam about In this sad, sad
way, It’s a most pathetic story—that
Is It's a very mournful story.’
“ 'Let's have it at any rate,' said the
“ 'We heard,’ said one goldfish as It
Jumped s little in the aquarium, That
there was a sign up outside the shop.
We heard some children repeating it.
And what do you suppose it said?'
“‘Fine Japanese fish for sale,’ said
the Japanese fish, smiling with his
shiny, staring eyes.
“'No,' said the goldfish.
“*What then?’ asked the Japanese
“ The sign said,’ continued the gold-
fish, ‘that there were goldfish In this
■bop to carry homel It said nothing
about bowls or aquarium—It said wg
were to be carried home. And of
course folks can’t carry water in their
hands and the sign didn’t say a word
about bowls. Oh, we don’t know
whose turn will come next and that
will mean that we will not be able to
live—we can't out of water.’
“‘Neither can I,’ said the Japanese
fish, ‘neither can any of us. But you’re
really very stupid, all you gold fish,
and for once I’m wise. Usually. I’m
stupid too. Most fish aren't famous
for being bright.’
“Tell us,’ said the goldfish, *why
we're so stupid now.’
“'Because,' said the Japanese fish,
*no one would dream of carrying you
home unless you were In water—the
shopkeeper knew the people would un-
derstand that 1’ And then the goldfish
saw how silly they had been to be
nervous over Buch a thing, for the peo-
ple who bought them would want
them to live l"
Are the Packers Profiteers?
Plain Facts About the Meat Business
The Federal Trade Commission in its recent report on war
profits, stated that the five large meat packers have been
profiteering and that they have a monopoly of the market.
These conclusions, if fair and just, are matters of serious
concern not only to those engaged in the meat packing
bnsintis but to every other citizen of our country.
The figure! given on profit! are milleading and the state-
ment that the packers have a monopoly ia unsupported by
The packers mentioned in the report stand ready to prove
their profiti reasonable and necessary.
tional profit makes only a fair return on this, and «« haO
been stated, the larger portion of the profits earned has
been used to finance huge stocks of goods and to provide
additions and improvements made necessary by the enor-
mous demands of our army and navy and the allies.
If you are a business man you will appreciate the signifi-
cance of these facta. If you are unacquainted with busi-
ness, talk this matter over with some business acquaint-
ance—with your banker, say—and ask b'm to compare
profits of the packing indust.7 with those of any other
large industry at the present time.
The meat business ia one of the largest American indus-
tries. Any citizen who would familiarize himself with it*
details must bs prepared for large totals.
The report itates that tha aggregate profits of four large
packets were 1140,000,000 for the three war years.
This sum ia compared with $19,000,000 as the average
annual profit for the three years before the war, making it
appear that the war profit was $121,000,000 greater than
the pre-war profit.
This compares a three-year profit with a one-year profit—a
manifestly unfair method of comparison. It is not only
misleading, but the Federal Trade Commission apparently
has made a .aistake in the figure* themselves.
• • •
The aggregate three-year profit* of $140,000,000 was
earned on tales of over four and a half billion dollars. It
means about Jiree cents on each dollar of sales—or a mare
fraction of a cent per pound of product.
rankers’ profits art a negligible factor in prices of live
stock and meats. No other large business is conducted
upon such small margins of profit
Furthermore—and this Is very important—only a small
portion of this profit has been paid in dividends. Tha
balance has been put back into the businesses. It had to
be, as you realize when you consider the problems the
packers have had to solve—and solve quickly—during these
To conduct this business in war times, with higher costa
and the necessity of paying two or three times the former
pricei for live stock, hes required the use of two or three
times the ordinary amount of working capital The addi*
No evidence is offered by the Federal Trade Commission
in support of the statement that the large packers have a
monopoly. The Commission’* own report show* the large
number and importance of other packer*.
The packers mentioned in the statement stand ready to
prove to any fair-minded person that they are in keen
competition with each other, and that they have no power
to manipulate prices.
If this were not true they would not dare to make thia
Furthermore, government figures show that the five large
packers mentioned in the report account for only about
one-third of the meat business of the country.
They wish it were possible to interest you in the details of
their business. Of how, for instance, they can sell dressed
beef for less than tha cost of the live animal, owing to
utilization of by-products, and of the wonderful story of
the methods of distribution throughout this broad Led, aa
well as in other countries.
The fire packers mentioned feel justified In co-operating
with each other to the extent of together presenting thia
They have been able to do a big job for your government
in its time of need; they have met all war time demands
promptly and completely and they are willing to trust their
case to the fairmindedness of the American people with
the facta before them.
Armour <r. Company
Cudahy Packing Co.
Morris & Company
Swift & Company
Wilson & Company
She (with newspaper)—I see that
ihe commander of a negro regiment at
the front writes that “African golf has
been introduced over here and the
French soldiers like it.” What’s Afri-
No man can be happy unless he
tries to divide It.
Every time a pessimist smiles he
feels ashamed of It.
Also a Change of Heart.
One evening recently It was very
warm. The next morning was extreme-
ly cool, Ell Hoover. Muncle wholesale
tobacco merchant, remarked In the
morning: “Last night I worked in my
garden until 1 was wringing wet with
sweat, and I made up my mind I'd
change my heavies this morning, but
Instead I changed my mind.”—Indian-
Scotland has produced a record num-
ber of spring lambs In good condition.
Same as United States.
Two privates hud been discussing
the French language. Silence fell be-
tween them for a minute, when one
spoke up and asked: “Say. what’s
camouflage In French?"
Men are unable to see the epitaphs
on their tombstones—therefore they
never attempt to live up to them.
When a man does good by stealth It
may require a smart detective to dis-
cover the motive.
A machine has been invented which
shreds various kinds of puper that are
fed into It, making it Into soft ma-
terial, which can be used for packing
Billie—Brown Is a great pianist
Mllly—Does he play while people ent
or while they talk?—Town ToplcsL
If a man is his own worst enemy ha
has a one-sided fight on his handai
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This valuable and harmless Baby Medicine is composed of the Mowing:
BISMUTH, LIME, PEPSIN AND CATECHU WITH PURE SIMPLE SYRUP
Bismuth is healing to the mucous membrane of the stomach: the Lime neutralizes the acid where there is a sour
stomach: the Pepsin digests any indigestible food that may be in the stomach, and the Catechu acts as a mil,! astringent
to control the bowels where there is a disposition to Dysentery, Diarrhoea, Flux or Sick Stomach.
GROVE’S BABY BOWEL MEDICINE is not a patent medicine. We give the ingredients and tell the effect of
each ingredient so that you can judge for yourself.
SPECIAL NOTICE.—This preparation does not contain Morphine or Opium in any form and we don’t advocate
the giving of Opiates unless it is absolutely necessary.
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SOUR STOMACH Troubled with Sour Stomach DIGESTION
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like to take it
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Harding, L. D. Mayes County Republican (Pryor, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 25, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 15, 1918, newspaper, August 15, 1918; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc957193/m1/7/: accessed January 18, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.