A rabbi, a
minister, and a priest were playing poker when the police
raided the game. Turning to the priest, the lead police
officer said, "Father Murphy, were you
Turning his eyes to heaven, the priest
whispered, "Lord, forgive me for what I am about to
do." To the police officer, he then said, "No,
officer; I was not gambling."
The officer then asked the minister,
"Pastor Johnson, were you gambling?"
Again, after an appeal to heaven, the
minister replied, "No, officer; I was not
Turning to the rabbi, the officer again
asked, "Rabbi Goldstein, were you gambling?"
Shrugging his shoulders, the Rabbi
replied . . . "With whom?"
Never enter a battle of wits unarmed.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Administrator of the Fox
Judge W. H. Waters filed his bond of
$10,000 this morning as administrator of the estate of
Daniel Fox, of Alba, who died March 24. The estate
amounts to $1,200 personal property and 700 acres of
land. An unknown quantity in the form of mining royalties
coming to the estate made it necessary to place the bond
so high. Mrs. Fox and the other heirs waived the right to
administer and joined in requesting that Judge Waters be
M. F. Thomas who has been a conductor
on the Electric line long enough to be called a
"pioneer," has secured a thirty day lay off on
account of ill health, and will leave tomorrow for Eureka
Springs to rest and recuperate.
W. E. Foster, who is now in the lumber
business at Oronogo, was a Carthage visitor today.
Red Oak II
Inaugural Car Show.
The Inaugural Red Oak II Car
and Truck Show will be held Saturday, April 24 at
Red Oak II. The event is free to fans and
families throughout the day. Food will be
available at the snack bar. The show is being
organized by the Southwest Stang Gang comprised
mainly of Mustang owners.
For participants trophies will
be awarded to the top 25 entries and specialty
prizes will be awarded for Best Engine, Best
Interior, Best Finish and Best of Show. There is
a $15 registration fee for vehicles participating
in the event. Registration opens at 9 a.m. and
closes at Noon. There will be dash plaques for
the first 50 entries. Over 150 vehicles are
expected to show.
Judging starts at 10 a.m. and
will be a drive through. There will be a
designated judging area and participants will
bring their car to be judged when they are ready.
Judging will end at 2 p.m. and the awards will be
presented as soon as scores can be tallied.
The show will be cancelled only
for extreme weather and a rain date is set for
the next Saturday, May 1.
Sometimes I just dont
On occasion over the last
several years that Ive been
puttin thoughts down ever day in
this column, someone will ask me exactly what
that Jake was supposed ta mean. Usually they
have an interpretation that I hadnt
even considered. Usually their twist is more
interestin than anything I could come
up with. Sometimes they are the catalyst for
another Jake or two if Im lucky.
Course the mistake
some make is takin the ramblins
in this column a little too serious. That
happens ever now and then when an
amateur attempts ta find some humor in a
particular situation. My suggestion is, if ya
read a Jake ya dont understand, call
one of the sponsors ya see here. At least let
em know you appreciate them makin
this confusion possible.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
HERES A TIP
If you have outdoor
light bulbs, the next time you change them, coat
the threads with a little petroleum jelly. Just a
dab rubbed all over will do. It will keep
moisture from making the bulb rusty and hard to
replace. -- I.B. in Rhode Island
"When I cook steaks
on the grill, I use colored toothpicks to
identify the doneness of the meat. I
like mine rare, my wife likes well-done and the
kids are in between. So, mine has a blue
toothpick, the kids are green, etc. The
steaks can go right to the table, and we know
whose is whose." -- E.R. in New Mexico
Shower curtains need to
be replaced every so often, but they can still
live out a full life in the garden. Try using one
as a table protector when repotting plants. Or,
use one to drag a pile of soil or mulch around
the yard. They can even be draped to create a
greenhouse type of effect if you are expecting an
unseasonably cold night.
"If your broom or
mop has a hole in the top of the handle, you can
thread a shower curtain ring through that hole to
hang it up better. Some of the loops are too
small to hang, in my opinion, but if you get a
nice-size shower curtain ring, you will have
plenty of room." -- M.G. in Illinois
"We installed a
swing in the back yard. My wife suggested we add
sections of garden hose slit up the side and
clipped over the chain where the kids hang on. We
did short sections, and it has worked well. No
chain-pinched fingers." -- T.R. via email
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