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THE BREMEN ENQUIRER, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1924. SIX ...Wllllf i... "W TV AMlll!ff, Tbe jBremen Enquirer "A GOOD PAPER IN A GOOD TOWN" t 20 YEARS AGO Items of Interest Reproduced from the Til X .1 .Aks .M ....... V1" INDEPENDENT IN POLITICS Files of the Enquirer After the Lapse of a Generation. Published Every Thursday By THE ENQUIRER PUBLISHING COMPANY BREMEN, INDIANA A Combination of Fun, Facts and Foolosophy eaMl w0 S. M. Gorrell, Owner James K. Gorrell, Editor and Publisher Subscription Price ?2 a Year, In Advance j . STAMMERING AND STUTTERING BY DR. W. J. SCHOLES The season's worst electrical storm occurred last Thursday, and the continual flashing of lightning and the crashing thunder was a very good imitation of a battle especially as the greater part of the electrical display came before any rain fell. The large bank barn of J. W. Ranstead, west of town, Was struck by lightning and burned to the ground. Entered at the Postomce at Bremen, Indiana, as second class mail matter. conauciea, . a Concocted and q T "i Confiscated W C. JV. 0 JOSEPH HUMORED THEM. rive horses that were standing in their stalls were cut loose and rush Ned Wagner tells about a Russian Jewr who wanted to become an American citizen, and this is how he filled ed out, but everything else was lost, including the mow full of hay and all farming implements. Total loss $2000; insured in the Farmers' Mu tual for $1043.' The barn on the farm of Mrs. Catherine Roeder, north of town, was struck and burned, with all its contents. Loss about $1300: out three of the questions on his na turalization blank: Name Joseph Levinski. Born Yes. Business Rotten. 3fi C 3 THIS POME'S GRT. A man of considerable wt., Once tried to hop on a frt., But he fell on his neck, And piled up a wreck A feat we should not imitt. 3fr P "You can't kiss a girl unexpected insured in the Farmers Mutual for $717. John H. Hemminger's ' barn was also struck and burned. It was insured in the Farmers' Mutual for $100. The large bank barn of Roy Husband, on the Earl farm north east of town, was struck and burn ed with all its contents. One horse was killed by the shock and anoth from continued emotional disturbance. She states that the remedy consists in teaching the person so afflicted, to deliberately control the mechanism of speech. And in aiding liim to develop confidence. She believes that nervous speech defects are curable by the right methods applied by the right teachers, and condemns the policy of waiting for these defects to be outgrown. Attention is called to the fact that nothing is to be gained by waiting in those cases that are the result of some abnormality requiring surgery for it's relief. And where the defect is due to psychic or nervous causes, delay only allows the sufferer to grow self-conscious and to probably develop a painful fear of ridicule. Needs Expert Attention When we consider the important role that speech plays in the business and social life of the individual, the necessity of early and serious attempts to correct its defects should be apparent. These people should be regarded as patients requiring expert attention, and placed under the supervision of someone who is qualified to treat them. Under no circumstances should anyone who is afflicted with stammering or stuttering be made the object of ridicule or punishment on account of his affliction. One of my acquaintances who was afflicted with stuttering found that he did not stutter When he sang. This was because the timing of words to music enabled him to deliberately control the speech mechanism. He made a practice of timing his words in speech, and entirely overcame his difficulty. Stammering and stuttering are two Words that are often used synonymously to describe certain nervous defects of speech. Knssmaul, a German physician, made this distinction between the two. "In stammering it is difficult to produce the individual sounds. In stuttering it is difficult to combine the syllables into words." x ' The first sound of a word, which may be repeated several times in rapid succession, seems to be a sort of stumbling-block to those who are afflicted with stuttering. Those who stammer suffer from more or less nervous spasm of the muscles concerned in speech. Is Disregarded Very often there is but little serious effort made to aid the victim in overcoming his difficulty. In the case of children, the existence of disorders of this kind is too frequently regarded as nothing to worry about, and such disorders are merely added to that class of afflictions which the child is expected to outgrow. Cases occurring in children three of four years old, before a complete control of the nechanism of speech has been gained, and cases resulting from illness or from the imitation of someone who is afflicted, will perhaps result in the recovery of normal cpeech control in the course of time. Those cases which come on in children during the sixth j-ear or later, and those in which the tendency to stammer or stutter is hereditary, are not so easily overcome. Mabel Farrington Gifford, Director of the Speech Clinic at the University of California Hospital, gave an interesting discussion of speech defects in the Journal of the American Medical Association. She has ly," concludes Bill Blunlc "The best you can do is to kiss her sooner than she thought you would." 2$f 9& MOST ANYBODY WOULD. When small Margaret entered the er Was burned to death. The barn and contents were insured. The Slough school house and the Wyatt church were both struck by light Just One Thrill After Another. ""Where shall we g-o tonig-ht?" is getting to be the national slogan. There is never a question as to whether we'll go. That phase of the matter is foregone. It's just a matter of "where?" Is it possible that American people are approaching the stage where they tremble at the thought of an evening spent quietly at home without crowding it full of high speed activities of some kind? And if that be true, does the thought suggest the thing that is the matter with us? Here are two young men in Chicago, sons of millionaires, with every possible advantage in a social and educational way. Yet they kill, brutally and coldly, for the thrill of it just to make a bi;j ??nsation and to gloat over a lot of dirty publicity. Here is a debutante in Washington, one of the young favorites of the society of the national capital, who drinks poison and then confers she did it because she was fed up on thrills, dancing, cigarettes and synthetic gin. No more thrills to satisfy her craving, she says, and so she i- ready to die. These are the extreme cases. They are the tendency at its greatest height. But are they really different, in fundamental causes, than the restless sickness of the others of us? Automobiles crowd the highways every night. On Sundays and holidays it is hardly safe to drive the traveled roads. Long streams of cars make hurried pilgrimages in search of activity entertainment thrills. Dance halls are crowded. The hard times are not felt in the show business. People stand in line for hours, waiting for a seat in a vaudeville house. The beaches are jammed and there's a thrill in the bathing suits, too. It's an age of freak pictures, jazz music, lurid literature, rouge, nudity, dirt. And the best of us don't seem to know it or don't care. We're too busy gxing. If we were not afraid of being laughed at we'd like to express a longing for a return to the slower and quieter ways. For we still believe that the classics are better reading than Ben Hecht and Sherwood Anderson. We are old fashioned enough to see more poetry in the recognized masters than in Edgar Lee or Carl Sandburg or the free verse hounds. . We like to think of the sky as blue, instead of the wild colors used in Greenwich village. We prefer Brahms to Berlin and we believe there are greater musicians than Wendell Hall. We ' are so slow, in truth, that we can get a leal pleasure out of an evening at home with our folks. There's more real joy in a good book than in any show, and one can see more on a journey in a fireside chair than in a wild flight over the concrete. What will it come to? Who knows? Lots of people just go on, with never a thought as to where. One fellow we know bought a car last spring. The other day he said to us: "I've got six thousand utiles out of her." "Where have you gone?" we asked him. ' And he said: "Oh, just around." USE THE OLD BEAN. A woodpecker pecks Out a great many specks Of sawdust When building a hut. He works like a nigger To make the hole bigger -He's sore if His cutter won't cut. He doesn't bother with plans Of cheap artisans, , But there's one thing Can rightly be said; The whole excavation Has this explanation He builds it By Using His Head. G. N. D. JT "THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES." A man on our street is harboring a joke that he played on his wife. He read aloud from a paper the other evening : "A scientist has discovered that the female mosquito does all the biting." "That's right,'- retorted the Wife, "lay everything onto the women. Adam started it, and all the men have kept it up ever since." He didn't tell her that it was a woman scientist who claims to have made the discovery. BLONDE BESS OPINES "Harmony in dress is to be desired, but the freckled girl in a polka dot dress leading a coach dog I just saw, rather overdid it." SHORT ON ACQUAINTANCE. A mother living less than a mile from the stand pipe heard her little three-year-old talking to the kitten: "Yes, you's a awful nice kitty, an' I ning, but neither caught fire. first grade in a South Bend school . J. M. Ranstead has sold his drav she found herself in a class where line to Henry Albert of Wyatt, who the foreign element was in the ma jority. moved to town this week. Marshal Kaufman is doing some excellent work on the streets, in pre paration for winter. He will soon jVIany of these children were dirty, and the teacher was, of course, glad to have one clean pupil. Wishing to impress this fact upon the class, she said one day to Margaret: "My, but I am glad to see you looking so have the drainage system in about as good condition as it is possible to get without sewers. nice and clean, Margaret!" "Well," observed Margaret serious John Coppes and wife and Marvin Coppes and wife autoed (how do you like the new verb?) over from Nap- ly, "you'd be clean, too, if you had panee last Sunday. Ernest Schilt and George EVald my mamma to wash you." 9& BUM JOKE. "I guess I'm going to be an un returned Sunday night from their California trip. Although their time was short they had a very enjoyable trip, and George liked the country so dertaker, after all," said the hobo as well that he says he's going back. Charles Horein witnessed the bal' he snatched a pair of B. V. D.'s from the clothes-line. HOT STUFF. One of the fellows was telling the other day about some mule he tasted game at South Bend yesterday. He says Art Carbiener pitched a good game and easily shut out the Greens And It Isn't Green Cheese. The area of the moon's surface i3 about equal to the combined area of North and South America. The moon completes a circle of earth in 27 days, 7 hours and 32 minutes. Once in about every two and a half years there are two full moons in one calendar month. by a score of 3 to 0. ; over in South Bend. "It was the Oscar Cline, of Bremen, and Miss Pearl Eslinger, of Madison, highly had eight years of experience in conducting this clinic, and has come into contact with hundreds of cases of this kind. And she classifies speech defects into a number of groups and outlines the methods by which the cases falling inio each of these groups should be treated. Other defects than stammering and stuttering are considered. Gifford is convinced that cases of nervous speech defects usually result from some sudden shock or respected young people, were mar ried by Rev. J. W. Feller yester day evening, at his residence. They left this morning for a short visit A Little On the Hip. Poison gas can now be made so solid that each soldier in an army could carry a canister of it in his pack. with relatives at Chicago and Naper ville, Ills. strongest, burningest stuff your ever saw," he said. "The only way it could be drunk comfortably would be by diluting it with raw alcohol. Honestly, a man could take a drink of it in the middle of winter at the north pole and run around the pole with nothing on but his nightshirt and still believe he was in hell." f rS HOMESPUN PHILOSOPHY. OIlie Hoople said he understood the reason a dog's nose is always cold is because when Noah and the animals were out on their naptha launch the launch sprung a leak and Noah had a dog hold his nose in the hole. That's A Business Policy That Pays You and Us DRIVE OUT THE KLAN. South Bend Tribune. why a dog's nose is always cold. Harm Wahl butted in to say that That the potency of the Ku Klux Klan has been considerably exaggerat ; he understood that the hole kept get ed is becoming more evident every day. Its political strength is not A Matter of Point of View. When Dr. Fpsdick returned from his trip to England recently he broke his long silence on questions of religious doctrine to remark that the present argument here between the fundamentalists and the liberals in the American churches seems to British churchmen an amazing controversy. Over there," Dr. Fosdick is quoted as saying, "they went through a great deal of the same sort of thing between thirty and fifty years ago. A man who in this country might be taken for some as a dangerous liberal would be regarded in Great Britain as a normal evangelical." The matter brings to mind a fact that has been often noted. When a nation has gone through and settled such a question, when it has passed a certain point in its thinking and in the development of its ideas, it is always difficult for that nation to conceive how another nation, just as intelligent and just as able to think, can still wrangle over the arguments it has definitely fixed and left behind. The so-called Darwinian theory threw theological England into a scrambling heap in the days of Gladstone. And for no other reason than that it was pretty well settled there, many a British thinker, versed in the culture of his own set, has supposed that the mid-Victorian argument over the origin of species had settled the question for the whole world. But 3Ir. Bryan and Mr. Sunday and others of that school of theology are pretty busy these days proving to us that the question was not settled, at least to their satisfaction. The Philistines who harassed Matthew Arnold are still strong for an argument. The settlement of the matter in England 3-ears ago has nothing to do with the argument here and now. For that matter, there are still those in England who view with alarm any modern thought or new idea- It is only on the subject of evolution that they have been silenced. Individuals, too, are like peoples. It is hard for us to get the other fellow's point cf view if he is still in the mid-Victorian stage of the controversy. We forget that our own conclusion, reached after long thought and study, brought no new light to him. bearing out its advertising campaign The overwhelming victory in Texas of Mrs. Ferguson, who stood four square against the klan, is proof enough that, the better class of our citizenry is for open rather than mask As merchants we believe that the furniture '.ve sell must give you complete satisfaction this year, next year, and ten years hence. We are tremendously earnest in our endeavor to combine lasting quality with attractive designs. This policy brings customers and holds customers to us. So you see, by serving you well we are building a permanent place for ourselves. ed faces; and the better class is in the majority, so the Texas votes show ed. In the very nature of things evil usually is given more publicity than knows all your little bruwers an' sister kitties, an' your mama cat. Course I don't know your papa, but I spects your papa goes up town every night like mine, so's we don't ever get to see who he is, don't he?" Sfi OPEN FOR A"MEND "MENT. A druggist friend tells Frank Koontz about a boy who rushed into a drug store and bawled out: "Pa wants a bottle of liniment and ma wants a bottle of china cement, right away." "All right, sonny," said the clerk. "But what's wrong?" "Ma hit pa with the sugarbowl." Comparative Measurements Waiting at South Bend for a train the other night, a Bremen man overheard a bit of conversation between two dusky huskies sitting on a baggage truck. "Ah jes' met Sam Jones, an' yo' know what he tol' me bouten yo'?" asked one. "No. What he say?" "Say yo' am de low-downdest, ornri-est, thievinest, cheatinest, meanest, laziest, lyinest boy what is." "Mpf! " Dal all? 'Siderin' what I knows bouten ham, reckon Ah'd rad-der be me." JUST A HOBO. The hobo had asked the hardfaced lady for a bite to eat. "Yes," she replied, "I'll fix you up something to eat if you'll saw and split some wood, sweep off the walk, fix -that hole in the fence, tidy up the barnyard, and burn that rubbish piled up at the cellar door. "Lady," said the hobo, as he started away, "I'm only a hobo; I ain't vour husband!" L. G. N. flP HARD TO BELIEVE. (From the Cincinnati Times-Star) The dead student returned to the hotel and played checkers there until after 6 p. .m. He appeared to be in good spirits. fl A Cincinnati man's name is Damitall. Seems to us we have heard of him somewhere. AS SPENSER WOULD TELL IT: A snakyp kydde was prancynge onno yo tlcore Ryte smarte he foxy-trotted atte ye hallo. And yn hys arroes an nyftye gyneh lie hove By gndde, she was a lewiew, thatte and more! good; and it predominates for a time Such has been the case with the Ku Klux Klan. Up until now the hood ed mobs have thrived on advertising but from all appearances their game has been overplayed. W IT Tf V ting bigger and so Noah had his wife stick her feet in the hole. And that's why a woman's feet are always cold. Jigs Marburger concluded the discussion by saying he understood the hole kept getting bigger and Noah had to sit down on it. And that's how it comes a man always stands with his back to the fire. fifc 3fc 2 AN ITALIAN IDYL. The moon, swinging low in the sky like a large yellow grape-fruit, Was soft and sticky. The glamor of a spring night had fallen silently upon a wanderful world. The bul-bul warbled sweetly through the languorous Venetian darkness. Its crooning notes fell upon the ears of Reginald, the wealthy young Englishman, and Rosa, the dark eyed Italian beauty. In perfect harmony with each other and the night, the lovers sighed ecstatically. Floating lazily down the lagoon in a gondola, with only the bul-bul's song and the dipping of the gondolier's oar to break the stillness, they abandoned themselves to utter joy and romance. He held her close and kissed her fair cheek, having missed his aim. She breathed softly upon him. He shivered, shuddered, and drew away. "Chilly, isn't it," he said in quiet and even tones. She looked up boldly into his handsome face and smiled a flashing, tantalizing smile. MU 5 Smilm" Charlie Says- 'The Home of Unusual Furniture Much of the complaint about the limited room for parking in Bremen on band concert rights could be silenced by courtesy on the part of the town motorists. If you had invited guests for dinner, would you grab a sat at the first table, or would you make room for the ompany? Well, there you are. If the town people would park their cars in the side streets and leave the closer-in places for visitors, it would be better manners and would give the visitors and shoppers a chance to get the preferred spots. j CIL : n I i These are the days when the "Fair Week" tingle is in the air. The ohi timers who used to put on the big week in Bremen speak of it with a sort of wistful look. MERSMAN Dining and Library Tables are a fine example of the policy referred to. You will like them because they DO give complete satisfaction and because they are very beautiful in design and finish. Also, they are priced moderately In Jugoslavia, they call their congress the "skupshtira." But that's nothirc to what we call it here sometimes. The old story that two can live as cheaply as one gets a sorry bump when the bills start coming in. "No, no! Not chile," she cried passionately, "Garlic." 3fc And Now In Closing We offer a bit of advice to the gilds: Don't let a fellow kiss you while he's driving. If he gives the kiss the attention it deserves, he can't drive safely. "Tlieso tip-side down pipes amt no new innovation, sez. Tim 1 1 txrpliy H es been smckm1 His that vay fV th.e last tweixtr years-- Ow fellow we know says he was just crazy to rot married, but he didn't re ..1 i ; it scon c-nouch. -"- ' - far ti When a man goes to tlw dogs his old friends growl at him.