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'■"’^ Hi~ya Fellows,
Spring time must be here at last
as I have all the symptons, as the little
boy told his teacher, ’’spring fevor is
when the iron in your blood goep to the
seat of your pants". It doesn't seem to
make • much difference how much I sit dov;n
and v;orry over my ?/ork it doesn't get
done by its self, the garden is full of ,
• weeds and I have been in hopes that the
vegatables would choke the weeds out -
Speaking of gardens, last year my wife
and I were having a discussion as to
the practicability of the home garden.
My contention v;as that it didn’t pay.
My wife seemed to think it would, pro
vided we would do all the work, as we
had just had the garden plowed I thought
I would pin her ears back and get a good
laugh, so I told her, "That is a fine
idea, we v;ould buy a mule so that we
could do our ov/n plowing each spring."
She looked at me for a second and said,
"I already have one JACKASS and am not
in favor of feeding a second one,"
' The Hoover Rail is now six months old and we are beginning to sit up.v/ith
a little help, the best support v/e cm have is letters from you boys. You
see it vjorks two ways, there is quite a demand from the home folks for The
Hoover Rail-;—rrjid we rxe hot foolish enough to think that the home con
sumption is due to anything wo might v/rite - Its the letters from you boys
that create the demrud, rjnd in turn the home folks are interested in bringing
us nows, and valuable suggestions that make your little bulletin, interesting
to you, ■ . . '
We are enclosing a nice little service mending kit to each'of you boys,
which is a gift from our "sister mill" the Lily Mills, and suggested by Mr.
Jean Schenck, Jean .is not on3.y interested in the Hoover'Rail but is also in
terested in the welfare of each and everyone of you toys, some few of you are
old enough to remember when He lived in Lav/ndale and was one of us, and can •
recall the happy days we. c2,l had together sliding dov^n "Green Hill", on .the
snow, and playing baseba2J. in the cov; pasture, sometimes ive would make the
mistake of sliding in to v;hat we TH0UC5HT vJas second base.
As to your front page picture, it speaks for itself, but as to who won
the g£«mo that hasn’t'been settled yot, We suppose it v;ill be one of the
questions to be decided on, at the peace conference,
We would like to thank Lee Morrison for his co-operation, taking and de
veloping our front page pictures. This is done by Lee at no expense to the
Hoover Rail, • ' '
Until next time, GOOD LUCK, GOOD FIGflTBIG and GOD BLESS YOU ALL,' • '
Jim Osborne -

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