I met a lawyer at a party and asked him about a
problem I was having and did I need a lawyer. He billed
me for a hundred bucks the next day. I asked another
lawyer friend if he could do that, and this lawyer billed
me for two hundred.
When the first bicycle repair shop
opened the owner became the industrys spokes-man.
I bought my son an indestructable toy.
He left it in the driveway, and it destroyed my car.
The first illuminated golf course was
opened for people who liked swinging nightclubs.
When at the window at the unemployment
office, loudly say, "I didnt get to where I am
today by listening to people like you!"
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A large number of letters without any
stamps affixed, have been mailed at the Carthage
postoffice recently, directed to Barton J. Morrow, the
census supervisor at Neosho, the senders evidently
thinking that as Mr. Morrow is a government official, no
postage is needed in writing to him on official business.
This is a mistake as the writers of those letters will
realize when they see their missives in the glass case at
the postoffice "held for postage."
Only in a few cases can the use of
postage stamps on a letter be dispensed with, and then an
official envelope is used which envelope can only be used
by a government employee on official business, under
penalty of $300 fine.
Miss Dora Dingle, who went to Cisco,
Texas, recently for a sojourn for her health, did not
like it there and has gone to the home of her sister, at
Elm Springs, Ark.
The Rotary Club of Carthage has
partnered with the Carthage High School Booster
Club and Lowes to recognize all student
athletes in all high school athletic sporting
competitions. This year, each student who
participates in athletic competition for the High
School will be recognized by a sign being placed
at their residence. The initial costs of
construction are being covered by the Carthage
The motto of the Carthage
Rotary Club is, "Service above self."
Carthage Rotary Club believes that these young
student athletes have demonstrated high ethical
standards in their academic and athletic
pursuits, and believe their service to their
fellow students and community deserves
"It is these students who
are our future business leaders and community
leaders," said Chuck Bryant, Carthage
Rotarian. "Recognizing these students fits
nicely with the object of Rotary, to encourage
and foster the idea of service to our fellow man
NASCAR THIS WEEK
By Monte Dutton
Sponsored by Chad's Garage
Kyle Busch Is
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Just winning
the Irwin Tools Night Race wasnt enough for
Bristol Motor Speedway hosted
races in the Camping World Truck, Nationwide and
Sprint Cup series. Busch won them all, and
its the first time anyone ever did that
since NASCAR began sponsoring three national
touring series with the advent of truck racing in
"Ive been trying to
do this since I got to NASCAR," he said
after the Cup victory. "This is history, and
Im proud to make it."
Two others, Brad Keselowski and
Elliott Sadler, competed in all three races.
Busch won them. This year Busch has won a total
of 16 races in the three series: 10 in
Nationwide, three in Cup and three in Truck.
The Cup victory was Kyle
Buschs fourth at Bristol; his older brother
Kurt has won five Cup races at the half-mile
"I love Bristol, and I
love winning," said Kyle. "And to do it
for the first time ever in NASCAR, to sweep the
weekend, man, thats pretty awesome.
"I dont know what to
think. Fortunately, I was able to get it done, be
the first one to do it. Im the first in a
lot of things."
Perhaps Bristols huge
crowds have grown weary of victories by the Busch
brothers. Kyle faced thunderous boos during
driver introductions and the celebration
following the Cup victory. It didnt appear
to faze him in the least. In fact, it looked as
if he enjoyed it.
"I just come out here to
do my job," he said. "I do what
Im supposed to do, and to win races is my
job and what that entails. ... The fans drive
this sport. Theyre what makes us go
round and get us here every week. ...
Theyre passionate about who they like and
who they dont like.
"Ive been in this
position since the start of my career, since I
was 16, and it hasnt changed, and I
dont foresee it changing anytime soon.
Weve asked this question about 50 million
times, and Ill probably get it 25 million
more times. You know, you just deal with it, man.
You just go out there and do what you can."
Guess if I plan on listened
to any music Im gonna have ta get with
I get a big kick outa kids
not knowin what an LP is. Those big
plastic disks with a little hole in the
middle. I recently acquired a record player
after years of not havin one, so
Im gettin to hear those records
Ive been luggin around.
Course cassette tapes have been the
main source of any recorded music for me for
a while now. I understand that they are not
gonna be made on any scale for much longer.
Im gonna have ta
break down and get a CD player I suppose.
Ive been puttin it off for some
time now, waitin ta see if it was just
a fad. Guess most of us have figured out by
now they aint goin away. Hope it
doesnt end up with my 8-track.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
CLICK and CLACK
Dear Tom and Ray:
I am a college student who
loves anything mechanical, and I work on a local
farm to earn a little extra money. My boss likes
to keep costs down, and that includes maintenance
on tractors. That being said, none of the
tractors has good batteries, and in the colder
times of the year, you get only one shot of about
five seconds to start them before the batteries
die. My boss swears that putting the tractor in
neutral with you foot OFF the clutch lessens the
strain on the starter. I say its easier to
start if you press down on the clutch while
starting. Whos right? I think he is wrong,
but you cant argue with the man who signs
the checks. - Jeremy
Ray: No, you cant argue
with him. But you can ignore him. Youre
Tom: When you start the tractor
with your foot off the clutch, youre
forcing the starter to turn not only the engine,
but also the main shaft of the transmission. So
right there, youre giving the starter more
work to do.
Ray: Add to that the fact that
its cold out, and that 90-weight gear oil
in the transmission is thicker than my
Tom: Thats Thick!
Ray: When you step on the
clutch, none of that stuff in the transmission is
turning; youve disengaged the transmission
from the engine.
Tom: So you can do one of two
things with this newfound knowledge, Jeremy. You
can quietly use it to your advantage.
Ray: Or you can go wave this
article in your bosss face, and after he
fires you, use this information at your next job.
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