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the thing we so on "Jim The Wonder Dog" "Jim the Wonder Dog," is the name of a new book jusi off the press, complimentary copies of which were received in Sikeston this week. The book, an autobiography of a dog who was truly a "wonder." is of especial interest to Sikeston people because the dog and his owner, Sam Van Arsdale, were both well known here. Mr. Van Arsdale is the brother of G. P. Van Arsdale. former made operator of the Hotel Marshall. and it was on their frequent visits to Sikeston that "Jim" revealed his amazing ability to follow verbal or written instructions and to perform other "undoglike" feats. One of the frequent visitors to the hotel was C. D. Mitchell of St. Louis. representative of a book company, who recognized in in French. I asked him to us where they keep the cigars.' "This last demonstration even greater applause from my audience. Even though they had seen my performances. it was hard for them to believe their eyes. It seemed so UP real to for me to obey orders when master had not ye: understood the request. They knew it' could not be mental telepathy through the concentration of Mr. Van Arsdale. Some thought I could read different languages whi!e others thought I must be reading the mind of the person from whom question was taken." departing I since, "DRUNKEN* SOLDIERS CANT WIN A WAR" Wichita Falls has become largest dry city. One hundred June new reg- the Pacific dock-, J stopped the it_ I Entitled "A Vision at Sikeston," the following section of the book 1 deals with Sikeston: "Mr. Van j Arsdale's brother managed the ; Marshall Hotel at Sikeston for a During this time, we often fish. Sikeston. men is remember quite well. He is Clint H. Denman of The Sikeston Herald. Mr. Denman had working for him who could and write German. They sure that my master could t. so thev wrote the request German. Mr. Van Arsdale call- and forty liquor establishments i closed as a prohibition ordinance I went into effect. I Led by the Wichita Falls Min- I isterial Alliance, the drys based ! their campaign on the plea "drunken soldiers can't win a war." The drys won by a vote margin in more than votes. Wichita Falls' population is 4500O. · Crews. Elksville. , they Denman still how I walked ! certain door irf the room, I 1 note had directed. "Mr. J. E. Harper of Sikeston New crew over | I had read about me in the paper: 1 and had heard even more, but he [ was not convinced that all these j ] ', things were true Therefore he i had arranged with Mr. Van Ars- j 1100 of Aus- point. dale to have me at a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce. After the dinner was over we were ask- us ] ed to go through some of our | can ! demonstrations. | | "Mr. Van Arsdale began with the i I command. Jim, show us which j the j of these three men is Danny Ma- I lone.' | "After I had obeyed this first or- the j my mas t e r said, 'Now show 8 iron 25.- of I climbed San remem- the be in the of · I ago fel- gen- It like -when we we'll Standard representative who writes you up in the papers ' I was glad to do that because I appreciated the things he had I written about me j " 'Jim, is there a man here wear- i ing a r e d sweater?' I went to j the edge of the large circle of | men and showed them the one who had on a red sweater, although it was under a hunting coat. " 'Now. Jim, there is a man here who wears a hat like Al Smith's onlv it is of a different color. Can you show these men who it is?' I -.vent, of course, to the man wearing a black derby. "While I was doing this, Mr. Van Arsdale whispered to Mr. ; ® Harper. When I had returned j ·· he said. 'Jim, do what I whis- j j| pered to Mr Harper while yoi:li were away. I went to a long- ^ distance telephone booth and pul 4 my paw upon it. Mr. Van Ar? iJ dale than requested. 'Mr. Harper ^ tell these men what I whispered ~ to you.* i. " 'You said. 'Til have him show ; | us the telerhone booth." s i Mr. Van Arsdale then took n 'A piece of paper and wrote on it. ^ and after I had dene what the « note directed, he handed the pieco f of paper to Mr. Harper and said. J Will you read what it says:' g, "He read aloud. 'Jim. show them where we ·would go to get information.' "During all this time I had been standing over by a rack holding highway maps. Now someone began cheering and in a moment ail were giving me a giad hand. K made me feel good to know that they were convinced that I both understood and could carry ou^ the requests of my master. Still they wanted to see more. Danny Malone wrote on a piece of paper and handed it to Mr. Van Arsdale. He showed it to me and went to the cigar case. There held my position, waiting for some sign of approval. Mr. Van Aradale handed the paper to some one and said, "Read it and tell them what it says." " 'I can't do it,' was the unexpected reply. It isn't English. I don't read that kind of writing.' "Mr. Malone spoke road | J FOR National AT x:^^ Junk helps for our Bring in or rubber--Get spot. BRING SPEND MEET $55 IN Payable in To the persons of Scrap To the To the All Scrap to be for at regular Sikeston. Members of Ralph up. 'It la » » » · · · · · · · ·

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  1. The Sikeston Herald,
  2. 03 Sep 1942, Thu,
  3. Page 9

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