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|r^ B i B^TOOUGH Tf
||| Biblo Thought* memorized, will prove * ||
HI priceless heritage in after ream jttj
Peace I leave with you, my peace I
give unto you: not as the world
giveth, give I unto you. Let not
your heart be troubled, neither let
it be afraid.—John 14:27.
The list of “Opportunities” prepared
for Christmas shows the need of an or
ganization to do charity work in Con
cord. It is fine for tile nissly persons
to be cared for at Christmas time
but it would be still better if they
were cared for the year through.
We make the plea for organized
charity after commending the King's
Daughters, the county welfare officer
and other organizations and individ
uals for the very- efficient work they
are doing alog tnhis line. Their work
is hadnicapped, however, by lack of
funds and it seems to us that such
funds should be available at all times.
Any organization that does not spec
ialize in charity work is of necessity
hampered by lack of money. At pres
ent charity work in Concord is con
ducted more or less on funds given by
the county or individuals who are can
vassed for some specific cases. In
other words there is not fund suffi
ciently large and available at all times
to care for the needy cases in the city.
And if Concord had a charity or
ganization officials of the organization
could keep in touch with conditions.
I'hcy would know at all times just
where help was needed. We are cer
tain J. H. Brown, county welfare of
ficer, would give such an organization
fine co-operation. Mr. Brown during
his tenure of office has shown a splen
did consideration of the needy peo
ple of the city and county, but the
duties of his office are so numerous
and he can’t devote all of his time to
these people.
Take a newspaper with the list of
“Opportunities” printed in it and you
will see that in many eases a request
is made for food. We repeat, it is
indeed fine to give these people food
for Christmas but what about the rest
!of the year? If they need food on
| Christmas day won’t they need it the
day after Christmas and the day af
ter that?
And the colored people of Concord.
Who looks after them on Christmas?
Are they included among the “Oppor
tunities?” We know- for a fact that
there are many instances in which ne need food and fuel and clothing,
and they -need it just as badly iu Jan
uary and February and other months
as they do oh Christmas day. •
Restrict the “Opportunities" to
children Who need toys and other
Christ mas gifts and give tite city an
'organized charity, is the suggestion
we would make. Then We would
have the satisfaction Os knowing that
the charity work 1* ably carried on
sow by organisations and Individuals
would be more efficiently operated on
•‘larger scale.
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This wall-known picture of Henator
Borah is by Walter Uppinan of The
&Jf«r York World and appears in For
eign Affairs for January:
Jfcfe has been against the league, and
against the court, and against the Pa
cific pact, and against the British
funding arrangements, and against the
Wilson-Hughes Russ’an policy, and
against the CaTribean policy , and
against the Isle of Pines treaty, and
| against the exelusion of Count Karolyi
| and Mr. Saklatavala, and against the
alien property administration. and
against the bonus, and against the
child labor amendment, and against
Cooldige republicanism, and against
LaFollette insurgency. He is an in
stinctive conscientious objector, and
his mind seizeig swiftly upon the rea
sons why anything that is about to
be done should not be done. His pas
sion is to expose, to ventilate, to pro
test, to prevent and to destroy. Since
he does not have a hankering to cre
ate institutions, pass laws, or facili
tate agreements, he has no use for
the reticences and frustrations that
required in public affairs. Thus, tor
example, he was once arguing with
Senator Brandagee that treaties should
be discussed publicly in the senate,
and Mr. Brandagee made the point
that too much plain speech might give
offense to foreign countries. “What are
these delicate questions," retorted Sen
ator Borah, “which may offend for
eign powers? These delicate ques
tions are too often questions of dub
ious righteousness.”
We have to have our Borahs, how
ever. They are always on the job
and for that reason they undoubtedly
cheek much objectionable j legislation.
However, there must be no majority of
them. They are worthless as a min
ority ; they would be disastrous as a
Brigadier General Butler has been
“kicked out” of his job in Philadel
phia : he has resigned from the ma
rines and on the New Year finds him
self without a job of any kind.
General Butler was sent to Phila
delphia to clean up that city. He
went after the crooks, he says, and
would have succeeded in liis work if
the Mayor and other officials had giv
en him any support. They refused
to aliow him to go after the higher
ups, he charged.
Still General Butler was willing to
stay on the job. That's the thing we
can't understand. He says he couldn’t
do what he started out to do because
he was hampered. He says that May
or Kendrick handicapped him and
that the /Mayor protected the big
crooks. Then why did General But
ler want to stay on in Philadelphia?
President Ooolidge stated some time
ago that he would not "loan" General
. Butler to Philadelphia for another
year, so General Butler resigned from
the Marines so he would be eligible
for a job that he admits was not suc
cessful as directed by him.
It seems that the General would
have wanted to get out of Philadel
phia he would have left some
time ago instead of staying until be
was “kicked out.”
Try to See Who Can Reach Highest
Efficiency in Producing Best Short
Cotton at Adana.
Adana, Southeast Asia-Minor. Dec.
28.—Three young Americans, who
have faith in the future of Adana,
are engaged in 0 competition with
the Belgians and Turks to attain
the highest efficiency in producing
the best short cotton. They are
Robert H. McDowell, of New York;
Thomas H. Bower, of Middleburg,
Pa., and Ivy E. Valentine, of Waxn
hatehie, Texas.
Under the name of the Anatolian
Cotton corporation, the Americans
are completing the construction of a
$100,600 plant designed to gin 15,- |
<*oo bales of cotton monthly. It
stands between a Belgian and Turk
ish owned plant.
All three plants are equipped with !
the latest American machinery, but
all of different types and different
makers. All three are guarded jeal
ously. least a rival should diseovwy
the type of machinery and the de
gree of success the competitor is
making in producing tiie best cotton
after it is ginned- The cotton is the
short “holly” variety arid the annual
crop is 150.000 bales.
Argrntine Wheat Crop Not So Large.
Raleigh, Dec. 28.—04*)—Argentine
wheat forecasts are lower, says a bul
letin of the United States department
of agriculture, just received here.
The second estimate for wheat pro
duction in Argentine places the crop
at 214.785.600 bushels, a decrease of
nearly twenty million bushels from
the first estimate of 235.157.000 bush
els made in November, according to a
report from the International Insti
tute of Agriculture at Rome.
The flaxseed estimate remains un
changed, being placed at 75,000,000
bushels. Oats, barley, and rye have
all improved slightly, amounting to
84,808,000 bus'.iels for oats, compared
with 82.674,000 in the first estimate;
13,595.000 for barley, compared with
12,410.000; and 4,330 for fy.e com
pared with 3,937.000.
Production of these crops in 1924-
25, according to the final estimates.
Was 191,138,999 bushels for wheat;
45.084.000 for flaxseed; 53,456.000
tor oats: 8,981.000 for barley; and
1,457JHK) for rye. /
Seasonable weather prevailed in
general over the grain *fe* of Ar
gentina during the week ending De
cember 14th, according to a report to
the, weather bureau. \
No Let-Up in Work on New Duke
Durham, Dec. 28.—Construction
work on the 11 oew buildings at
Duke University is being pushed to
ward completion, and will continue
the .holidays, The $6,-
OOOjOOO HaUdiag jgktmn," the first
Mg unit, must be completed within n
year, according to the contract.
' The bald eagle Is not really Bald,
. hot from a distance it appear* to be
I fie. Its head, and part of its neck
,«■* pure white.
Bishops Says It Is Proving Authen
ticity of Old Testament /
Nashville. Tenn., Dec. 28.—(^)—
Archeological investigations will prove
the authenticity of the Old Testament
and destroy destructive criticism of
the Bible, declared Bishop H. M. Du-
Bose, of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, South, in an address here
♦Authenticity of the Qld Testa
ment will be proved and destructive
criticism of the Bible will wane with
the revelations of archeological -in
vestigations,” declared the bishop, wpo
expects to accompany ail expedition
next spring which will have as its
goal the uncovering of the site of the
city of Sechem, the early home of the
Israelitism patriarchs, and the mak
ing of other archeological surveys in
Bible lands.
“Everybody knows that in our time
faith in the Bible,” said the speaker,
“has been sorely disturbed and sadly
distressed. This is known to Chris
tian and to Jew alike. It is known
to the people in the churches and the
synagogues, as also to the people on
the outside.
“What has brought about this dis
tress upon Bible faith? The ques
tion is answered in one word: Criti
cism. The idea, more properly, is
destructive criticism, a perverted crit
icism which-has gone so far away
from its original purpose as to be
come an attack against the Bible,
rather than an attempt to explain its
composition and contents.
“But since the close of the World
War. a new era has dawned for
Bible criticism. The foundations of
the old, destructive criticism are be
ing discredited and destroyed. Schol
ars and men of science every where
are turning back toward old-tiirie be
lief in the Holy Scriptures. ’ This
is particularly true in Germany, the
land of old offending. It is also
largely true in England. In America
do the lines of pragmatism hold with
aftything like a show of persistence.
Another fifty years will suffice to com
plete the reversal of the verdict of
the old destructive school against the
"What, now. let us ask. has been
the cause of this so great reversal of
critical thought throughout the world?
The answer again is found in one
word. That word is “archaeology."
Bible archaeology has been like a new
law from Sinai; a new sermon on
the mount. Since the World War,
the results of archaeology have been
summed up; and the resuit in the
way of Bible proof is tremendous.”
People Will Not Go to See Picture in
Which Dead Star Is Featured.
Hollywood, Calif.. Dec. 28.—OP)—
Why the public will pay money to
read a dead man's books, see a dead
man's plays or hear a dead man’s
music, and i yet invariably will spurn
the acting of a film star who has died,
is a question which perplexes motion
picture producers.
Particularly puzzling it is when it
is considered that the average film
fan never sees the living body of his
favorite actor, but only the reflection
of that body upon the screen. Yet
when a screen celebrity is buried, liis
other self upon the film is buried too,
just as effectively, it seems, as if the
actor and his celluloid counterpart had
been boxed in the same coffin.
When John Bunny, the popular
comedian of early movie days, died
during the height of liis fame it was
accepted as a foregone conclusion by
officials of Yitigraph, the company
which had featured him in soores of
productions, that his motion picture
immortality was assured. His death
they thought was an opportunity to
demonstrate a great movie miracle —
the power that is in the films to make
a man live on beyond the grave, as
real, as lifelike to his audiences as if
he never had died.
But the public dropped John Bunny
with emphatic suddenness. His com
pany found Bunity’s pictures werp a
drug on the market. He was dead;
the papers had said so; and film fans
declined to pay motley to see the
shadow of a man scarcely any of them
had ever seen in the flesh. His pic
tures died with him.
When Sidney Drew died an attempt
was made to continue showing the de
lightful comedies of married life in
which he and Mrs. Drew had risen
to popularity. The attempt Tailed.
Similar were the exiwrienees with
Harold Lockwood, Olive Thomas,
Jack Bickford’s wife, and_with Wal
lace Reid—invariably the public re
jecting fimis which, had the featured
stars been alive, would have run on
and on until the celluloid wore out.
Odd Pranks of the Law.
Last June John Washington, ne
gro. was to have been electrocuted
in the Oklahoma state prison as a
reusit of his conviction for murder.
But Warden Key forgot and did not
discover his mistake for tVo months.
Then the courts fixed a date in No
vember for Washington to die. How
ever; an 11th hour reprieve was grant
ed only to have the court of appeals
refuse to Interfere. .And so the man
went to the electric chair still hop
ing for a Christmas commutation in
riew of the circumstances.
Tyrus ('lark, now in the Arkansas
state prison, will 'He executed for mur
der to which another man has con
fessed. It happened in t'.iis way:
Clark and Boyd Jewell robbed a bank
at Sulphur Springs. L. M. Stout,
president of the bank, was killed.
Both bandits were convicted of his
murdet, but Jewell was sentenced to
49 years in prison while Clark re
ceived tile death penalty. Recently
Jewell made a statement in which he
claimed that he alone shot Stout.
Governor Terral considers the con
fession false. |
While Hie English railways do.
not build their fassetiger coaches
wholly 6l Sthe’,, hs hne become the
custoih ii» America, it Ig their usual
practice to firepfddf all the timber
used in the construction of the cars.
The trortt of tore in a cottage is
that the love doesn’t last anti the cot
tages does.
I-o» Angeles Has Diverted the Water
To Its Own Use.
Bishop. Calif., Dec. 28.—(4*j—■Gw
ens Valley, cradled on tjie western
slope of the high Sierras, once a fer
tile, productive region ’where cattle
roamed its grascy floor and fruits and
grfiins grow iu abundance, is threat
ened with return to the desert wastes
frpm which hardy pioneers reclaimed
it more thafi half a century ago.
Water, the perennial point of con
troversy in the West formerly flowed
through Owens Valley between the
banks of the Owens River and into
canals and ditches dug by the early
settlers to irrigate the fields and or
cards. .Now it has been diverted
into the Los Angeles aqueduct to sup
ply the needs of the city, 235 miles
southward. "
Citizens of the valley declare the
city used arbitrary methods to get the
water, when, ’in 1905, an agent, al
leged to have }>een disguised as a fed
eral official, dntered the region and
made filings along the Owens river
for some forty miles. His filings in
cluded storage .fights which the valley
people had given back to the govern
ment in exchange for what they un
derstood to be a project to reclaim
150,000 acres of thi desert stretches.
Toe agent, they say, later proved to
be employed by the city of Los An
geles. Instead of the reclamation
project, the city announced plans to
bnild an aquedeut and carry the
water southward.
During the four years of drought
that followed the first land acquisi
tion. the city negotiated with ranch
ers for rights along canals and ditches,
and raon obtained virtual control Os
one of the larger canal systems. Its
waters were diverted into the aque
duct. leaving adjoining ranriies arid.
Resentment, -generated through the
years, found a climax the night of
May 21, |924, when forty ,or fifty
raiders dynamited the huge concrete
headgates, near the first large reser
voir at Haiwee. No krrests were
made, however, and the explosive,
deftly placed/ failed to damage the
aqueduct materially. Investigators be
lieved it an act of warning rather
than a move to cripple the water
Late in November the same year
an open demonstration of protest wa<-
made when scores of the rwichers
seized the Alabama waste gates, 60
miles south of Bishop, and opened
them, allowing the stream to flow into
the parched bed of the Owens Riv
er. *
The valley is approximately 100
miles long and varies in width from
five to fiftffiuniiips. It has a popula
tion of 8.000. including the four prin
eipal towns. Lone Bine, Independence.
Big Bine and Bishop.
Rapidly Spreading Over the Matin
tain Sections of North Carolina.
Asheville, Dec. 28.—1 V. Scott Hade
ker, financial secretary of the Farm
ers Federation, Inc., an organization
of western North Carolina people for
the development of the ' mountain
farm, has resigned. His resignation
became effective last week.
Mr. Radeker was employed by the
federation last March ns financial
secretary, and the task of increasing
the capital stock of the farmers as
sociation to three Kmndred thousand
dollars through the sale of preferred
stock was assigned to him. At the
tine the capital stock was one hun
dred and sixty thousand dollars.
The campaign organized and direct
ed by Mr. Radeker through the spring
and summer months was unique iu
trial it contemplated raising the one
hundred and fifty thousand dollars to
complete the financing of the farmers
organization from among the bii-i
--ness and professional men of Ashe
ville. Its appeal was based upon
graphically presented facts calculated
to bring out dearly the benefit to the
urbanite that lies in co-operating wiill
the farmer. After several months
of preliminary organization and edu
cational work in Asheville the cam
paign which was patterned largely on
the modern drive methods, went over
in the scheduled four days with an
over-subscription of more . than ten
thousand dollars.
Nowadays nearly all cigarettes
arc machines-made. though ill some
factories there are arilf employed
nimble-fingered girls who can make
2.500 of the “fags” a day. But ma
chines can turn out 400 finished
cigarettes a minute, or 190,000 in
an ordinary working day.
One farming corporation in Mon
tana cultivates nearly 75.000 acre*
of land. Using only power machinery.
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••BOBBED HAIR* with Marie Prevest Is a plrturisatlon at this story by
Ttntr Bros. Plctares, In*.
Connemara Moore, instead of an
nouncing her engagement tonight, as
; the neas expected to do, stole away
from Aunt Celimena’s, being assisted
in her escape hy young David Lacy,
i whom she had never seen before.
i There followed hours of wild adven
ture, in the company of strangers who
| talked much of rum-running. Now
I Lacy, aboard a motor boat, believes he
has resound Connie—who was lost—
but the woman he if addressing keeps
her face averted. >
CHAPTER Xll—Continued
"I’m beginning to think I'm in
earnest. J’m wishing we were both
out of this. 'l’m wishing we were
out somewhere on the plains of
Kansas where there’s a train once a
day biggest excitement of
the year is V, church supper fallow
ed by sterehpticon slides of the
Holy Land.”
“Don’t be silly,” said Aunt Cen
mena. who was fealty having a bet
ter tirpe than she had had for years.
"I’m silly because I’m scared,”
said David Lacy. “Dofi’t you know
that’s the way frightened people al
ways act in fiction? Think of the
noble heroes of the war un
der shell fire. The more certain
the death, the higher the grade of
Aunt Celimena cleared her throat
again. “How much more danger
ous do you think our situation will
have to become before the quality
of a certain gentleman’s levity be
comes—shall we say, heightened?”
“Lhikind,” said Lacy, “but I laid
myself open to it. It’s difficult,net
to swat the easy balls hard, even
though you put them out.” IJe
“There’s ways of thinning a pas
senger list.” i
stopped. “I feel I shall be of ser
vice to you yet, though, before this
little joy ride is over.”
“I fee) you have been already,”
said Aunt Celimena. Then she
turned her face full upon him arid
by the palish light of an intermit
tent moon she studied his features
with what might be considered ill
bred intenseness.
“My God!” said Lacy*.
“Yes." she said, “I thought so, It
was Auteuil. Your face comes barik
to me now, slowfly, and completely
lacking in pleasurable associations ”
Lacy stared. “Your face doesn't,
come back to me at all, but I must
say that the present sight is shorn
of glamour.”
you don’t remember
me” snapped Aunt Celimena. “You
not looking at me but at some
one else.”
“I always said I had a record for
taste and discrimination,” murmur
ed Mr. Lacy.
“And now,” said Aunt Celimena,
“wheff'is my niece?”
“Niece?” >
' “Connemara.”
“Well, considerably safer than we
•re” said Lacy.
“What do you mean?”
"Why, since you’re not she, she
escaped with McTish."
“Who’s McTish? 1 ’
, "Oh, a man of part's,” said Lacy
noncommittally. v “I _thinle you’d
like' him, and with any luck we’ll
meet up with him again some time
this night."
, "Young man,” said Aunt Cell*
mena, “was it my niefce’s plan to he
abducted Ijy you this evening, or
your own?"
“Or possibly a collaboration?”
suggested Mr. Lacy.
“ft will make considerable differ
ence to me in the altering of a cer
tain document.” Her face was grim.
“My lawyer, Mr. Brewster, is on
board -tOO.” .4
Dies In Hospital From
t YortwCfiit j&ft Ciufishot,
S *W^>di ry f Flak.
Saturday afternoon. IVih a number
hhoOiT ,; " !h -'T? Fiuk ' wa> ta - llet
"How prepared \ou are,” mur
mured Mr. Lacy. "Do you always
travel with cRIe? Now if one gets
a cinder in one’s eye how conveni
ent to have one’s solicited there to,
sue the railroad without interfer
ing in any way with the jojjrney.”
an absurd and irrelevant
young man,” said Aunt Celimena.
“I’m only a scared young man,”
safd Mr. Lacy. “That’s really true v
I happen to know who th\se gentle
men are who are aeting as crew on
this purloined vessel and 1 happen
to have a hunch about their desina
tion. There is not perfect amity in
their midst, which js our only hope
of salvation. But In any event, this
is destined to be a spirited journey.”
“What, it I may ask, Is our des
tination?” said Aunt Celimena.
“A ship at sea. A curious ship
that has been a long way. It has
come fronr the land of slow mov
ing rivers, junks, and yellow-skinned
sailors. Forests of exquisite beiuty
crowd down to the idgfe of the
black rippled waters. Poisonous
lilies grow upon its surface,, flamin
goes and mocking birds flash back
and forth above their brief reflec
tions. Black fishes with silver fins
leap up like shadows on a wall
and "
“Beautiful,” said Aunt Celimena,
“but unimportant.”
“You’re right,said Lacy. “Well,
that’s where the boat started from
lb’s shy a lot of papers, decorated
with official stamps, that other boats
carry. It took it a loqg time to get
here. No short cuts through the
Panama, owing to’ the inquisitive
nature of certain officials regarding
the cargo.”
Aunt Celimena’s eyes opened
wide. “How do you know?”
He shrugged his shoulders. “I’m
just guessing.” ,
“Listen,” commanded Aunt Ccli
mena. Two figures had conic closet
in the dimness.
Pooch and Sivcde were discours
ing. “I tell you again you’re a fool
to run for it," said Pooch, “with all
this party on board. The thing tc
do is to land somewheres and beat
“Beat it,” retorted Swede sharp
ly. “Don't you knew we’re as sutjl
now as we would be if we went l
through? Might as well die for a
sheep’s a lamb, I always say.”
“Look here, I won’t stand for no
rough play,” said Pooch uneasily.
“Then look the other way b
you’re so sensitive. I mean to bring
back what we started for. If it
seems we got too many extraneous
souls on board, why, there’s wayi
of thfnnin’ out a passenger list.”
Swede paused and looked -at hii
companion with opprobrium. “Don’ 1
be so durn delicate."
“It’s sense I'm talking. I tell you
it’s dangerous.”! Pooch strained his
eyes out to sea. “You know what
I’m afraid of.”
“Just the ghost of a Scotchman."
“If it was only a ghost,” said
Pooch, “I wouldn't be so particular
But I tell you therejj. no ghost
about him. y None whatever. I’m
expecting to see his red head boh
up on every wave. I tell you 1
know that pelican now. He's an old
bird in the business. If I’d evet
guessed he was going to be mixed
up in the deal, I wouldn’t have
touched it, not for five times fifty
thousand. Ah’ that's flat. Say,” Hd
added thoughtfully, “you got anj
notion how he happened along stj
pat tonight? You an’ Doc figgefed
you’d covered up your tracks pretty
good, Wit this here don’t look like
blind llfck, to me. Looks more like
there’s' been a leak sbmtwhcrcs."
The Swede swore with heartiness
%nd some inventiveness, yet Pooch,
whose ears were keen in the facg of
danger, was sure he caught a note ot
apprehension in the other’s tones.
He whistled between his teeth
"So-o—” he exclaimed, ‘There
was a leek!"
‘‘Leak/’ Swede said furiously, ahd
spat. “Hell! He Was tffe leak him
self, the red-headed blankety*
btahk—” He improvised freely for
half a minute, and then contmued
more quietly. “What’d you say to
his holdin’ down a job for more than
sic months with the Shanghai Line
—in the Old man’s private office too.
He only blew tonight. I got a mes
sage tippin’ me off, from the Big
Noise himself. It’s the whole damn
show busted wide open; that’s how
good a leak it is.”
Mr. Pooch drew a long and pain
ful breath, and swallowed hard)
(To be continued) m
that had been thrown into the air
the cun fired prematurely and the
entire loud entered the body of. Mr.
Fink, tearing a great hole In bin (tide
and. making a wound that , caused
his death shorty after midnight
Mr. Fiuk lived hear. Woedleaf and
the fuheral will be conducted from
t lie Methodist church in that plane
MoMhy Uturniug at 11 o'clock. Hy hi
survived b hfr parents, twb^u'othefs
CBE m ortr pair
As the year is drawing to a
close, we want to thank you, >
- one and all fbr the splendid x
trade given us during the
year and hope that you have
had as prosperous a year as
we have had.
As the New Year dawns,
we send you these greetings,
wishing the new Year brings
you Health, Wealth and
jt - ' " . 3
' v. v i
Money is too scarce to
spent for any kind o(j
equipment that is iyjt en- j
tirely dependable.-' We I
would not offer any elec-1
trieal equipment that I
lacked the guarantee' of I
its maker td us. Our
guarantee to you is that
any motive equipment
bought hero must give sat
isfaction. •- # I
“Fixtures I
W. Depot St. Phone 888
Pearl Drug Co.
Phones 22 And 722
Monday, Dec. 28, 1925
We carry at all
times a complete
line of genuine
Buick parts, will be
glad to supply you.
0 ' Opposite
So folks say * • -
You’re apt to heed
We figure that you’re «Rrd
about hut expert plumbing
skill arid about the moderate
size of the bill we lentffer for
the work wc do. And some
day we thinly "-that you may
need us and if you do the tele- ,
phbmrwill spefd us towatd the
work we’ll do for you.
CONC ? R o D Me P A L N U r iNG
m Kerr St. Phone 578

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