A Martian walking through the lobby of a hotel in Las
Vegas sees a slot machine hit the jackpot. As the silver
dollars spray the floor, the Martian pats the machine on
the top and says, "Say, buddy, you better do
something for that cold."
From Toledo, Ohio, comes this
fascinating case history reported by a doctor. A woman
there, who had been very hard of hearing for years,
started using his ear ointment. Within three days, she
heard from her sister in Cleveland.
Show me a man convicted of two crimes
and Ill show you a compound sentence.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
DEBS ON SOCIALISM.
The Labor Agitator
Lecturedto a Small Audience.
About two hundred people were gathered
at the opera house a few days ago to hear a tall,
baldheaded man with a projecting chin, slightly stooping
shoulders and an ever lifted index finger, analyze the
present industrial system according to his ideas and
suggest what he considers the next step in economic
Mr. Debs is a very rapid speaker, never
stopping for applause, which frequently interrupts him,
but every word is enunciated in a clear and precise
The lecture painted in a vivid manner
the evolution of the present industrial system, which the
speaker said has undergone a most stupendous change
within the last fifty years, although it has come so
silently that a majority are totally oblivious of the
fact. "The history of civilized man," said the
orator, "is inseparably interwoven with the history
of the tools of production; when these were owned by the
workmen the latter were entitled to the entire products
of their labor. Now that the tool has become a vast
machine, the product belongs to the factory owner, who is
forced by the iron law of competition to pay the laborer
no more that bare cost of subsistence. Formerly the more
the laborer produced, the better it was for him, but now
the more he produces the worse it is for him, for the
sooner the market is glutted and the shutdown and panic
comes. Today more than three million women are competing
with men for a chance to earn a living and are steadily
forcing mens wages down ever down.
"With the aid of our wondrous
machinery the laborer can produce twenty times as much as
he could a generation ago; why then, does he not receive
twenty times as much wages! Tis because the workers
have on their backs an ever increasing number of idlers.
Seventy-five per cent of the people of this country are
without property and the proportion is steadily
He argued that the present system
contained the germs of its own dissolution, that by
retaining too large a share of the workers
products, the large capitalists made periods of panic and
hard times certain and that as conditions become more
unbearable, the people would realize that the only relief
possible would come through public ownership of all the
means of production and distribution. "You can
retard Socialism," he said, "or you may hasten
it, but you can never avoid it, for it is coming as
certainly as the tides ebb and flow."
The City Council, at
Tuesdays regular meeting, received a copy
of the minutes from a meeting of the Memorial
Hall Long-Range Committee meeting convened last
week. The document included a recommendation that
the Hall should be used to "continue to
provide the current services regarding rental and
Those present also discussed
the possibility of the Over 60 Center relocating.
"The Committee recognized
the need of the Over 60 Center for space, but in
keeping with the mission of the Memorial Hall,
felt that the use or incorporation as a senior
citizen center was incompatible. Further, it was
believed that the financial impact would not be a
long term overall benefit to the community,"
said the minutes.
The Committee, Chaired by
Marvin VanGilder, was appointed by Mayor Kenneth
Johnson and includes fourteen members. According
to the minutes, only seven members were present
at the meeting. Member Gary Reed was represented
by Kirby Hall, but Reed could not attend. The
Committee is advisory only, so it is unclear how
the lack of quorum affects the recommendation.
- Ready For Your Kids!
by Robin Putnam, artCentral
Well weve had a very,
very busy time around here lately !! It all
started last Friday when we began preparations
for a surprise party !! The gallery was rented
out for Saturday evening and two artCentral
volunteers were "rented out" to cater
the party !! We all had a good time and the
honoree was very surprised !!
The party guests had each
brought a painting done by the honoree and a show
was hung in the gallery that represented twenty
years of being a professional painter !
It was quite a wonderful thing
!! Our congratulations to Jerry Ellis for twenty
years of watercolor wonders !!!
As for artCamp 2000 ....... we
have lift-off !!! It is sooo exciting year
because we have soooo many different mediums
being offered !! All of our days have been filled
with a wide variety of teachers overflowing with
fun ideas !!!
Here is the first half of the
artCamp schedule. The last half will be next
week. Registration forms can be picked up here
begining in May. Again registration is by
July 24 & 25 - Mon
& Tues Mosaic tile taught by Lis McCool of
Anderson. This is a 2 day class and includes
drawing, painting, bashing, gluing and grouting.
Fin-ished project will be 18 by 18 inches.
July 26 - Wed. Sculpture
will be taught by Robbie Holmes. Robbie lives in
Carthage and is a Junior at Carthage High School.
His work was entered in the Helen S. Boylan art
contest earlier this year and we were very
July 27 & 28 - Thurs
& Fri. This is a 2 day class where kids will
learn about Ancient Egyptian art and work in clay
hand-building various items from that era. Taught
by Ann-Marie Gailey, Joplin. She is an art
teacher for Webb City schools.
July 29 - Sat. Copper
relief will be taught by Randy Wright from
Joplin. The pieces of copper are soft and a
drawing or desin is pushed into it with a wooden
More.......next week. 358-4404.
1110 E 13th & www. ozarkartistscolony.com
under organizations. Our hours are Tues. - Sat.
9am - 3pm and Sundays 12 - 4pm.
The efforts afloat to
create some type of free health clinic in
Carthage make sense on several levels.
such a facility available means that folks
might stay a little healthier. Theres
little doubt about that benefit. If they have
a place to take care of minor problems, they
may not turn into bigger ones.
That leads to the benefit
of folks not havin to use the emergency
room at the hospital for their regular
medical needs. This not only would relieve
personnel to attend to more serious medical
emergencies, but also should impact the
amount of write-offs for unpaid services.
There is always a cost to
anything "free", but a clinic
should be cheaper than the emergency room.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin'.
Oak Street health & herbs
by Mari An Willis
This topic "bugs" a
lot of people, but we need to address this
condition of lice. We know it is around and the
topic is frowned upon as another of those things
that someone else always gets, but "now we
have them" is more commonly heard. In the
June 1999 edition of the Time magazine in an
article by Arnold Mann I found the following
Mr. Mann has interviewed a team
of "nitpicking" nurses and their
findings on the more resistant louse, a.k.a
pediculus humanus capitis, which nests in 12
million new heads a year. Apparently it has grown
much more resistant to lindane and eliminate and
the old premethrin drug Nix. There is a safe
solution, but it requires time and persistence.
NOT the unsafe practice of dousing the head in
kerosene which is highly dangerous or using
animal products on the human head.
A lice expert from the
University of Miami, Terri Meinking, there are
"non-toxic...fast or faster methods than
pesticides for killing lice." He recently
completed an FDA study using HairClean 1-2-3 and
nitpicker combs to come up with solutions for
cleaning up schools with "no nit
Lice dont fly or jump. It
takes direct contact with an infested person or
OBJECT. That includes trying on clothes, theater
seats, sharing brushes, etc. The females lay
their eggs close to scalp and take about 10 days
to hatch. Persistently removing nits and treating
hair with Tree oil or one of the shampoos or
tested products seems to be the only way. Looking
one time will not do the job. You need to be
persistent for at least one to two months.
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