A very large old building was being torn down in
Chicago to make room for a new skyscraper. Due to its
proximity to other buildings, it could not be imploded
and had to be dismantled floor by floor.
While working on the 49th floor, two
construction workers found a skeleton in a small closet
behind the elevator shaft. They called the police.
When the police arrived, they directed
them to the closet and showed them the skeleton, fully
clothed and standing upright.
Two days went by and the construction
workers couldnt stand it any more; they had to know
who they found. They called the police and said, "We
are the two guys who found the skeleton in the closet and
we want to know if it was Jimmy Hoffa or somebody
The police said its not Jimmy
Hoffa, but it was somebody kind of important."
"Well, who was it?"
"The 1956 National Hide-and-Seek
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Street Commissioner J.J. Smith has done
a commendable act in draining the swampy tract west of
the north end of Main street in the Frisco bottoms. Owing
to inadequate culverts under the railroads and the
stopped-up condition of the same, the water from the
woolen mill spring spread out over several acres in the
vicinity mentioned. There water cress grew and a thick
slimy mud gathered which sent up an offensive stench.
With a few days work the culverts have been
rectified and the water from the spring now follows a
natural course in well defined bounds to and through the
culverts and on in regular ditches to the river. The
swamp is drying up and the water cress is dying. The air
in the vicinity is far more pleasant, and the residents
of that part of town owe Commissioner Smith a vote of
thanks. He has quickly remedied an evil which has existed
for years, and it is a wonder it has not been attended to
Sunday Liquor Sales
Public Safety Committee
Minutes: "MaZoos Liqour -Request to
Change City Ordinance regarding Sunday Liqour
SalesTime Chuck Classick, Rick Cox, Kathy Vanwey
and Teresa Ayers were all present to discuss
their request for changing the City Ordinance
referring to time of sales of alcohol on Sunday.
Currently the time for selling within the
Carthage City Ordinance on Sunday is 1:30 p.m.
Ms. Vanwey explained to the committee that the
State Statutes time of selling alcohol on Sunday
is currently 9:00 a.m. Her and other
representatives of MaZoo Liqour would like to see
the City Ordinance changed to follow State
Statutes. This would allow the City to receive
additional revenue, not only from liquor sales
but the sales of gas, cigarettes, ice and other
purchases of customers on Sunday mornings.
After a short discussion, Mr.
Greninger made a motion to forward this issue to
City Attorney Nate Dalley for his review of the
current State Statutes for preparation of a draft
ordinance and recommending to full council that
the City adopt those statues for the sales of
liquor on Sunday. All were in favor, motion
I enjoy black-eyed peas,
but they always present a dilemma for me.
They look and taste more like a bean to my
It gets me ta
wonderin how do ya tell a bean from a
pea? Two peas in a pod doesnt help,
beans grow in pods too. And from all
appearances, green beans are the pod. I
suppose there is some genetic code that
separates beans from peas, but how can an
ordinary pea picker really know?
Course we all know of
peanuts, could there be a peabean, or is the
name just descriptive reference?
Id be interested in
hearin from any pea pickers out there
that could shed some light on this subject.
Bean pluckers are welcome to their opinion
also, since I really dont know the
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
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To Your Good
By Paul G. Donohue,
Significant Lapses of Memory?
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My mother is
69 and has, during the past few years, shown
signs of memory problems. In the span of 20
minutes, she might ask the same question several
times. She has trouble following the flow of
conversation. I am concerned she might be
forgetting her medicines. I called her physician
and was told that until she forgets what things
like toasters are used for, there is no real
concern. Isnt early intervention a key to
treating Alzheimers? -- M.K.
ANSWER: With age, it takes more
time to retrieve information from the memory than
it does in youth. Thats normal. Its
also normal for older people, given a sufficient
amount of time, to recall the events of the
preceding day or of special occasions. They
might, on occasion, find it difficult to come up
with a particular word, but they should be able
to continue to perform tasks like balancing a
checkbook. They might misplace things, as we all
do. However, they can institute a search in an
orderly and methodical way.
Its not normal to forget
an entire event even when they are given
promptings of what has happened. Misplacing
things because the things have been put in
strange places isnt normal. An example is
putting the car keys in the refrigerator.
(doctors who specialize in the treatment of the
elderly), psychiatrists and psychologists
administer tests that more precisely reflect a
persons memory and thinking capabilities.
Having your mother tested isnt a bad idea,
and she should not take offense at the
Four medicines constitute the
bulk of prescriptions written for
Alzheimers disease. They are Aricept,
Razadyne, Exelon and Namenda. The first three are
usually prescribed for the early stages of this
illness. None is a cure. They can slow its
progression. Dozens of new medicines are
currently under investigation.
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