Jolly Joe the Optimist Happily Rings in the New Year
JOLLY JOE PEIFFER SOME OPTIMIST, SURE Thousands of people might be toi- finltc.ly more happy on this Happy New Year's Day could they, indulge Uio optimism of Jofllah Poiffer, the ^indent -and very active Janitor of Sons of America Hall. ".Too* 1 as he fa familiarly known to his friends — au,d they twe legion — was uptown thia morning in all the brlg:h'fcn€»s'of youth despite the fact thiiit — well, never mind his ag 1 *. He IB much younger in spniriit than he looks. Ht s grey hairs are terribly deceiving. The fire Of youth still ke,ops hi>s hig'h, his heart beats with all of th e vivacity of real gray ma/titer in the upstairs of his anatomy where he lives, When Joe was B*en this morntog by a NEWS reporter mere waa none of the glorious suiiahlue of thin afternoon afternoon as th« NEWS eoes to press. H was 'ralmingt! And there's how Joe said it, and with fullnesa o* heart gwiuine «Jncerlty. "Happy New Y«ar: And nmny of 'em, boy. I*n't it & rrne and boamtl- ful day!—Except for the rain." Keeping in mind that this first day of January la balmy as a beautiful day early in Jun«, and that on° oes mot hav w to think ovor inucti of the coal bin, there was no Joke dn JO'6's optimistic observation. An optimist indeed is h e wfco can soe 'the glory of tho silver lining in the clouds on N*w Year.