The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on December 27, 1958 · Page 6
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The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota · Page 6

Austin, Minnesota
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Saturday, December 27, 1958
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Indiana Pioneers Had to Survive Both the Illness and the Remedy By DON REfiDKR WDIANAPOLIB (ft ~ Know •otwilbody who winti to stop ttattimeHflg? Try smacking him In the face with a piece of liver. dot lumbago pains? Boil an old •hot and drink the residue. The Indiana Historical Bureau report* these and similar home remedies were common among Indiana citizens of a century ago ' — and even more recently. It is a noble tribute to the hardiness of H o o s i • r pioneers that they survived not only their Illnesses but their cures. W, Ed*on Richmond nnd Elva Van Winkle, two Indiana University staff members, went searching for remedies that were a pan of Indiana^ life 100 years ago Here's the list they compiled: If somebody with blue gums bites you, rub the bite with some blaok hen litter, and the biter will lose his teeth. For a cut, bind on a poultice of fresh cow manure. Asthma — Drink tea made by boiling a hornets' ntst. Head cold -- Take nine whiffs from a dirty sock. teg cramps — He some eel skin around the leg. Croup —Rub the throat with skunk oil and take a dose of oil. Inflammed finger Jjtnta — Catch n weasel and squeeze It to death. Goiter — Pass • dead person's hand over the throat, Headache — Drink a stiff shot of water mixed with wood Mbe*. Influenta —Drink hot milk Ia«e8 with pepper. s ,, : Measles — Rub with sheep flung, Habit* - Burn the bite for at least eight seconds with a red- hot iron. Rheumatism — Rub the afflicted part* with the blood of a freshly killed rattlesnake. Not all the cures were to disagreeable. Many ailment* — including cholera, fever, lung fever and other* — called for • liberal dose of wMsky sr #«. That particular remedy undoubtedly went down easier than the hornets' nest tea. Other pioneer prescriptions fell into th* category of "spells" itstead of medicine. Like these: Bletdittg — to step bleeding, p renounce the Biblical virse fcteklel 16:6 silently three times. General diseases — Lay on the afflicted part a hair from the head of 1 man who has never seen Ms father. freckles — Remove them by washing in dew the first o! May. Leg pains — Wear a dime around the ankle on a string. Corns — Pat thavtaf so*p In th« shots. Chills — Step across a creek backwards. Rhsumatlsm •* Carry ft potato or a chestnut in the pocket. toothache — to prevent toothaches, trim fingernails only on Fridays. Warts — Rub the wart with a stolen dishrag and then hide the disrag hi a tree stump. Beer drinkers of America consume mot* than 200,000 barrels of the beveraj* a day. New Orleans is 1,703 nautical miles from New York City. WrtH «"M\ !J Deadline Closti on Prison Music ' CENTRAL CITY, Ky. un - A radio station received a postal card from a Jail Inmate askjntf that a niimbe* of records be played "before Tuesday." One of the prisoners was to be released on that day—and hf th* only radio. A kidney contains a million tiny parts called "nephrOBs," which are responsible for maintaining the quality of our blood supply. ALL DOWNTOWN STORES OPEN MONDAY NIGHTS This Coupon Worth VALUABLE COUPON i •••••• $ 1.00 MONDAY DEC. 29 9 A.M. until 9 P.M. ON ANY PURCHASE OF $3.00 OR MORE OF VITAMINS LIMIT: ONE COUPON TO A CUSTOMER GRIFFIN PHARMACY 413 NORTH MAIN STREET BATTERY BOOSTER CABLES ONLY 8 Foot Coble Braided Copper Wire AUSTIN FARM SUPPLY 214 N. Chatham HE 3-4327 House Cleaning SHOE SALE Men'* Dress Oxford* ";;?;,*• NOW $5.99 2 Pair for $10.00 Ladles' Flats - Sports A Drest Heels Value* to M AUI CO A A $10.95 nOW V&.93 2 Pair for $5.00 AUSTIN BOOTERY MONDAY SPECIAL SAVE *70.00 ZENITH HI FIDELITY $| 59 95 Reg. Price $229.95 NOW One Only i All th« popular Improvements — Automatic shutoff . Automatic Same Speed. Undisputed Power Output, Loudn«M Control, Separata Base and Trebble Controls. Superior Wood Cabinet. GORDON ELECTRIC HOTTEST "BUY" IN TOWN • i 1955 CHRYSLER TWO-DOOR HARD TOP. WHat a sharpie! Beautiful Red and Blatk fih- i*h - matching interior. Radio, heater, and full power. . Priced for quick sale,! 51,196.00 LARRY HALTOM BUICK-PONTIAC THRIFTY AUTO CORNER S». Paul & Water Sf». SUPER SPECIALS IN DOWNTOWN STORES MONDAY GIRLS' WINTER JACKETS 5« 7 Super savings on these first quality girls' jackets! Warm linings,; Corrw in stripes, plaids, solid colors. Sizes 4 to H. Sno-Suit Sizes 4 to 8 ... 7.! Store • PENNEY'S BIG ANNUAL SHOE CLEARANCE Now in Full Swing SAVE UP TO 50% On Shoes for Men, Women and Children SMITH SHOE CO. "Better Shoes for the Entire Family" 20% DISCOUNT on all Suits • Topcoats • Sport Goats and Suburban Goats All Next Week at Both Stores LEUTHOLD-BAUER Downtown and Sterling Shopping Center Regular $259.00 WESTINGHOUSE DRYER Pushbutton Controls • Automatic Dry Button W 5 Goodyear Service Stores 113 North Main Street GILDNERS' SEMI-ANNUAL CLEARANCE , , . from our regular stock SUITS Formerly t£QQ Formerly QJ Q Formerly &E A V«)0 to$55.00yv to$65.00yr to$69.50 Gl LONER'S 424 N. Main PLENTY OF PARKING SPACE IN DOWNTOWN AUSTIN MONDAY SPECIAL PLASTIC WINDOW SHADES tt-h by 6-ft. Owles of 3 Colors Nwtty only . . . C«fl 4> I I COOK'S PAINTS 422 N. Main Downtown Austin PRICE CLEAN-UP SALE NOW IN EFFECT DIME N' DOLLAR Downtown Austin PORTABLE ICE RINKS 20' in Diameter Reg. $14.95 CLOSE OUT PRICE $ 9.95 DUGAN'S SPORT SHOP 130 E. Mill HE 3-6190 Wind Up Your Holidays Shopping at Chaffee's Piano & Organ Co. 15% DISCOUNT ON ALL PORTABLE RECORD PLAYERS Chaffee Piano & Organ Co. 506 Lansing Ph. HE 3-3141 MONDAY SPECIAL BOYS' CAR COATS $ Sizes 6 thru 18 Warmly insulated Latest styles & fabrics An outstanding value Large Selection 10 Values to $17.95 After Christmas Clean-up Sale Continues •I ft T IT'C Farmer's & Workingman'j HHI C O Store 123 E. Mill Downtown Austin LOW PRICES, FRIENDLY SALESPEOPLE, BIG SELECTIONS FIELDOREST TUDOR BLANKET 72xW A blend of Rayon Acrilan and Nylon 6 Inch Nylon Binding Assorted Color* Reg. 8.98 0.98 WALLACE'S Downtown Austin INVENTORY CLEAN-UP SALE NOW ON at Austin Book & Gift Store 128 W. Mill (Across from Penne/s) ANNUAL SALE 121 Boxes Famous Make STATIONERY 1.00 and 1.25 Value SPECIAL 49 C WOLD'S DRUG STORE Est. 1866 Downtown Austin Arriving Daily NEW FABRICS in DRAPERY and DECORATOR PATTERNS New Spring Colors - WAIT NO LONGER Jane's Drapery & Gift Shop Downtown Austin Monday Specials DISCOUNT SALE Vacuum Sweepers 34.50 Electric Deep Fryers Electric Skillets 7.99 Transistor Radios Complete with case & earphone. 29.95 COAST-TO-COAST OPEN MONDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHTS UNTIL 9PM Hear The Marvelous and New STEREOPHONIC SOUND SYSTEM Demonstrated at Your Convenience at MASTER MUSIC SHOP 120 W. Mill (Aero** from Penney'*) mmma^^^^^Hmmmm DRIVE WITH SAFETY BRAKE O Q< SPECIAL 7O Check Your Brakes Before It's Too Late! USEM CHEVROLET CO. Bridge A Franklin Dial Hi 3-8877 Mildred's Store Wide Clearance S-A-L-E Better Hots at Vz Price 1 GROUP HATS $2.99 j $3.99 M*rchandiM Uw P(ic«* 1 GROUP Purges $2 & S3 1 GROUP Jewelry Vz Price Hurry For Batter Selection k MONDAY SPECIAL! CASHMERE PINK" BOUQUET Face Soap ONLY27C and Gold Bond Stamp* PEOPLE'S 203 N. Main Hi 3-3161 SPECIAL!! Unbreakable Polyethylene 10 QUART PAIL Reg. $1.49 79 C CLEVELAND'S ACE HARDWARE

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