f ! -v Yet!dy 'Editorial Page " Of The Washington, Rlissosri October 3, 1924 :. TOBH HUliIOR J Citizen v.y : : Crushed l . 1 9 Washington Citizen Published Weekly at Washington, Missouri RUSCHE A KBUMSICK, Editors and Owners Subscription Rates $1.50 A Year in Advance Entered at the Washington Postofflce as Second Class Mail Matter HOW IS YOUR MAGNETO? How is your magneto? not the one in your automobile, but the one in your body. You, like the automobile, are intended to do certain work. The automobile engine is like your brain and muscles. In that automobile engine there are "cylinders," metallic containers in which gasoline mixed with air forms a gas and the gas by an electric spark is explod-d. Gasoline properly mixed with air explodes with tremendous force, and the force of that explosion drives the engine, turns the wheels and sends cars at high speed, making mankind independent of distance and builds up a new, great industry. What the electric spark is to the motor the spark of will power is to your mental engine. Remember that all the properly mixed gasoline in the world would not budge a Brooklyn baby carriage, much less a heavy automobile, without that electric spark. And all the mental force, education, and experience in your brain are as worthless as un-exploded gasoline in a motor cylinder unless that power of mind is transformed into intellectual activity and moving force by the explosive spark of will power. You may have possibilities without end they are useless unless the explosive spark of will is there. An automobile stops suddenly. The driver examines all its parts. The wheels are in good order. The transmission carrying power from the engine to the axle is perfect. There is a good supply of gasoline in the tank. The tires are well inflated all perfect, EXCEPT there is something wrong with the battery. That has given out. A test shows that no spark flashes in the explosive gas. Without the "spark, the gas is inert, as useless for motive power as so much buttermilk. What that electric spark is to the gas in the engine's cylinder, the spark of will is to the latent power hidden away in the cylinders, the "convulsions," of your, brain. Look after your mental "ignition" the word motorists apply to their engine's supply of explosive fire. See that the mind's power does not remain dormant and idle for lack of the spark of WILL that transforms vague thought into instant useful action. And remember that you can control your mental ignition. More fortunate than the mechanical automobile, you are not dependent on anything outside yourself. You have the spark, you have the engine, you have the power, waiting for the spark of will to come and explode it. In the front of your brain, just back of the forehead, there is a magneto of will power, infinitely more wonderful than any part of any man-made machine. That magneto of the mind can be made to work by whoever will. . In that front brain, where will power and abstract thought are born, the sparks are developed that explode the forces resident in the back brain, which is the engine. The spark of will power explodes the forces of the working brain, and there the work is done, the orders and power are sent thru our nerves, which are our "transmission," to the entire body. And the man with a steadily, working magneto goes on, produces, tries, struggles, like a panting engine fighting against a steep hill and eventually reaches the top. t And sometimes an engine will stop sud- denly and balk no spark, no will power. -' Study automobiles, see the marvelous devel-; opment of the machines that eat up distance. I Examine and understand the magneto for (continued In last column) UNCLE EZRA SAYS SOME women spend a lot ot tunc niakin' up their faces that don't amount to nothin'. Band over to the Corners needs a cornet player. I suggested Elviry Ann Spriggnis. She kin blow her horn louder 'n anythin'. Must he nice to be a king. Don't have to worry "bout gitin' elected or nothin'. Hannah Mariar says Ntoekin's is private business an' therefore it don't make nod diff'renee what color she wears sence they ain't on exhibition nohow. I'od Hawkins says lie tct Top Noah had pritty gowl fishin' off that there ark. Ol' Naj Stiggins, the, hermit, came in from the mountings t'other day for the first time in twenty year. Someone took him off to the movln' pitch ers an' after he'd watched 'em more 'n two hours, he riz right up an sals they wasn't so. Talbert's dog barks ev'ry time he sees somethin' an' ev'ry time he don't. I wish you could see Handy Sophy Ilinkins' new bonnet. Got, more kinds of fruit onto it than they have down to the store an' a flower garden to boot. Money may be the root of all evil but I know lots of folks what keep diggin' for it the hull blessed -time. Theby Digginsi says if she ever gits her a husband she bets he won't be hanging 'rund down to the store all the tune. I'heby always did make a lot of idle threats. Early birds don't need no 'larm clocks. J. Toocher Fink goes 'round boastin'. that his great grandfather was some pumkins. I'll admit it, but howsomev-er, J. Poocher is a dead beat Crowd of fellers down to the store Jests sets 'round an' lambasts everybody in the place. But most of 'em don't dare to say nothin' when they git home. After all, you'll ginerally find that a hick town is a pritty slick town. 'Feller iiK a green car stopped here t'other day an' wanted to sell me some oil stock. I dereoted him right over to Deeke Sprigging. Deeke wouldn't give up five cents for the Washin'ton Monyuient. Hank Hawkins got that flivver he bought offen a drummer to work at last. An' first crack out of the box Hank got took tip for speedln' over to the Corners. Hank always did have bum luck. Never ketches nothin' but a cold when he goes fishin'. IZAAK WALTON 1 LEAGUE NEWS ODD AND INTERESTING Several hundred women's clubs in the rhillippine Islands have combined iu one big organization. The republic of San Marino has an area of 38 square miles and a population of not quite 11,000. China's famous grand canal, built in 480 B. C, is to be rebuilt and modernized by American engineers. In the days when women wore stiffly boned dress Indices, whale-bope was sold as high as $10,000 a ton. The popularity of June as a month for marriage is inherited from the ancient Greeks and Romans. The league at its meeting last Friday night started its discussion on game law changes and new regulations that are becoming necessary. This dis-cussiion and suggestions by local sportsmen shall lie continued at; the October meeting. Restocking Necessary Weather conditions this year make it plain to the sportsman that Ashing streams must le restocked with game lish. None of the spawn deposited on the spawning beds in our streams during the spring and summer produced any fish, as it was all washed away by the weekly floods that were caused by heavy rains. Even those fish that spawn late had no chance to multiply this year, the August and September rains lM'ing as heavy as the early rains. The creeks have been reaching the bankful stage regularly every week. It is hard to state -what effect these high waters have had on small fish placed in them from the hatcheries, iate fall is usually a good time to re-Ktoek streams iu this section ; however, during dry summers it is better to wait until the leaf poison has been washed out. This full the streams are all fresh. The Bass Limit. No doubt a limit will soon be put on the number of bass that each angler can take out of Missouri streams in one day.. Other states have such laws and Missouri will have to follow suit if she does not want her streams depleted. At the League meeting last Friday night it was suggested the bass limit be ten for each day. Ten bass weighing over a pound each are enough for any angler and nine out of ten are happy to catch three good bass In a day. The scarcity of bass will prevent anyone from regretting that he cannot take home more than ten a day. If our streams get enough bass in them to enable every angler to catch his limit of ten, sport will be a whole lot better than it is now. .Today it takes ten anglers to catch onebass a day and often it's a small one at that. More Squirrels Seen. There is a good nut crop this year and it lias been noticed by hunters who go into the wods that those patches of timber that have a lot of hickory nut trees are attracting the squirrels. Earlier in the squirrel season some timber lands had few squirrels in them, but the number hRs increased, according to the rejwrts of the squirrel hunters who have been bagging a good many squirrels during the last few weeks. When the squirrels get ready to store up their winter supply of nuts, they migrate to places where food is to be found. That accounts for the increase in the number of squirrels now seen in certain localities. IZAAK WALTON SCRIBE CALLERS AND CALLS THE origin of the social call dates front, the Stone Age, when the head of the family used to leave a roughly carved block of stone at the door of another as an expression of goodwill and friendship. Nowadays the caller either throws the stone at his neighbor's head or 'heaves it through the plate-glass window. A few women call on their next-door neighbor out of pure friendship, but most of them drop in to see if they can learn any of the family secrets, A modern woman does not consider a call successful unless she finds out how much money her neighbor's hus band is making, whether she does her own washing or not and how much she owes on the furniture. There are some callers who are al ways polite. This group includes book agents, stock salesmen, confidence men and tramps. - The only time most husbands go calling is when they want to borrow a lawn mower. When a man and his wiJe go call- nig, they like to inspect different parts of the house. The woman generally likes to look at the furniture, but the man always makes a bee line for the cellar. A woman generally calls in the af ternoon. The only time a man ever calls is in a poker game. The problem of how often to make a c-all is largely a matter of taste. A doctor, for Instance, should call as of ten as he thinks his patient will stand for it A book agent should always make a point of calling when the man of the house is not at home. It used to be the custom for a min ister to call on : the members of the flock who failed to show tip at church Nowadays it would take him too long to make the rounds. It is also considered bad form for an undertaker to call on a sick friend, Etiquette says that a call should never last more than an hour but it is hard for most women to conform to a rule like that Once they get to talking the sky is the limit as far as the time is concerned. When a man goes calling he should always take a suitcase with him. It may come in handy if he gets a chance to make away with a few lumps of coal. When a young man goes calling on his girl, he should take a box of candy for her and a box of cigars for her father. He may also take a cane to chase his girl's kid brother out from under the parlor davenport It is not necessary to take anything for her mother because he will never be able to make friends with her anyway. A London vicar rents the advertising space on his private motor car to tradesmen. The full dress liveries of the footmen at Buckingham palace cost more than $000 each. The great, dome of St Paul's cathedral, London, is support on eight underground piers. A Boston young woman who kept count found she had bought 2,241 soda tickets last year, or an average of more than six a day. ' REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS August J. Altheide heirs to John P. Althelde, 100a in 944-3w, $3300. F. II. Moellenbrock to John P. Altheide. 40a in 4-443w. $400. Minnie Ott, Elsie W. Wehrley and husband to Louis Koehler and William Traub. 10-43-4W, $1057. Walter, Edwin and Arthur Ott by gdn., to Louis Koehler and William Traub, 10-43-4w, $1580.85. Win. II. Horn and wife to G. n. Otto, property in Washington, $100. Lillie E. Armstrong, et. al., to Gus-tave Grob, 4a in 17-42-3w, $1000. W. E. Meyers and wife to John F. Trentmann, property (n Union, $110. WllUam Wolgast to Anton Trefnng-er, 10a in 3G-44-2e, $200. Picking the Husband. ANE young fellow in Washington says that v girls are getting peculiar, as three of them have already broken their dates with him. ' This young man had better not become engaged. The girls are getting in the habit lately of breaking off their engagements at the last minute. They think no more of changing their minds than they do of changing their husbands. But, as a rule, a girl will hang on to her fiance as long as possible, thinking that somebody better will show up hi the meantime. A lot of women even go to church with their fingers crossed. Still, somevof them marry in haste and look around for another husband at leisure.' She's busy while she's engaged, but she has more time to herself after 'she is married. The average girl doesn't become engaged to the first fellow she meets", but she takes an option on him. She never realized how many men she could have married until she has a husband. Most girls change their minds before the wedding, but if they, have a good lawyer they can change it afterward. Very few girls like to let go of one man until they've another. A girl who is engaged can afford to be independent with the other fellows who call on her. It's getting so now that a man never likes to announce his engagement until after he's married. When he sends out announcement cards, he leaves the space which should have had his fiance's name in it blank. Then if she gives him the air, he can fill in any name he wants.' Pretty soon they'll be printing engagement announcements on celluloid cards and then you can rub them out as many times as you like. , A man thinks that when he goes to all the trouble of having announcements engraved that his sweetheart wouldn't dare turn him down. But she knows it's a whole lot cheaper to hire a printer than a lawyer. The women spend half of their life making the men wonder and the other half keeping them guessing. Just as soon as you make sure 'what some woman is going to do she turns right around and does something else. . Picking a husband is like buying a hat; if their friends don't like it, they take it back and get another one. But it's a woman's privilege to change her mind and she also reserves the right to change you with it. PEPOGRAPHS The editor of the Earis Appeal is said to wear shoes that were made in Boston, but it would be hard to tell where his collars are made, as he wears no man's collar. The doctors have caused many men in this country to become tramps, as they advised for years that everybody sleep out of doors and the tramps generally do that very thing. A Fifth street woman says she peels potatoes with a safety razor in order, to keep down the high cost of living. Probably hubby has discovered by this time why he cannot get a decent shave with his trusty safe- It is a waste of will power to expect that a girl wearing a fine pair of silk stockings will sit down without crossing the limbs or legs or whatever they may be. If they are like broom handles, they are legs, of course. HOW IS YOUR MAGNETO? (continued from column 1) yourself and make up your mind to take as good care of that magneto behind, your forehead as any chauffeur ever took of the spark-giving and speed-giving magneto in his engine. Put your hand now one your forehead and realize that in there is the wonderful engine that can make you a success, and make up your mind that hereafter it shall be a conscientious chauffeur to your own brain, and give it a chance to win in life's big race.
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