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(A Foolish Doc" or
By R. A. Adams
j (For The Literary Service Bureau )
He is a physician. He told a
story. The story reflected seri-j
ously on his profession and I won-!
dered why he would use such a
story. • |
I According to the story, a rich
woman had a sore leg for many
years. Her pyhsician was no.ed
! of integrity. She had faith in
him and continued to pay him
j even though her leg remained
i This physician had a son. The
j boy grew up. was graduated from
j high school, from college and .hen
j from a medical school. He was
j left to look after his father’s prac
tice during an absence of several
months. The young doctor thought
it would be a commendable thing
to cure this chronic sore—and he
IThe father returned. The son
was making report of his work.;
Suddenly he said: “And Dad, T
cured that old woman’s leg.” The
father gasped, “Why did you do
' hat 1 That sore leg paid for your
education; now you’ve spoiled
Doctors are accused of such un
fairness. It is said and believed
that they exaggerate in regard to
patient’s condition and actually j
prolong illness in order to con
tinue drawing fees. Of course,
they deny these accusations. But
when one of the profession tells
such a story and laughs, people
are inclined to wonder to what
extent these accusations are true.
And especially do they marvel
that a professional would use that
which reflects on his own profes
sion and his own integrity. It
might be added that such stories
told by doctors will tend to make
weaker still, the waning faith of
the people in the medical profes
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BAR INVESTIGATION OF
THIRD DEGREE METHODS
1 Birmingham, Ala.—CNA—The
unty officials here refused to
rmit the grand jury to investi
te the brutal whipping of Syl
ster Holmes who was arrested
i a flimsy charge of robbery. |
Three policemen admitted that
iey had applied the “third de
■ee” to Holmes in an attempt to
>rce him to confess.
The action of the Negro and
hite workers here in protesting
ie brutal treatment of Holmes
weed the grand jury to promise
n investigation. However tim,
ountr officials would not allow,
ho promise to be carried out.
DOINGS AMONG THE DINING
GAR AND HOTEL WAITERS
Oh, me! Oh, me! I have tried to
make myself safe in letting you in on
my p t secrets and if you would ap
preciate the same, you would, at least,
thank me. I am not a Goliath, and
I would like for you to know it rather
than to carry it to my grave where
everything else I know and Death will
be able to seal, will be plenty for me
to keep from my earthly friends, and
to answer for ov r yonder.
I wonder if you know that an hon
est person today is just as big a mys
ter as a tailless airplane? Sure: And
if you wish to find out do some real
honest-to-goodness d.ed, and it will
spread faster than a wirephoto. Try
it. You will be completely out to
know or learn the things they say
about you. Some of it thj linotype
would be unable to print because of
the lack of type.
Here it is: I lost two good jobs
playing the roll of Honest John, and,
still, I play on. I guess the man was
righ„ when he said, “Once a pancake,
always a pancake”, and from what
some of them said, “Once a fool, al
ways a fool”. Still I play on, and I
just can’t get it out of my head that
honesty is the best plan after all.
Last week I turn d into the office
£5.00 that I found on a table, friends,
and when the men heard about it, they
nicknamed, misnamed and changed my
namo from a son of Mr. Louis Bron
son to the son of someone I may never
know. To be honest will cause many
of your so-called friends and pals to
back and get things you never !
heard of. And then when the presi
dent said, “Give Hopie the money”,
th y tried to retract, but the mud
they slung the day before was too
heavy, and it stuck to them.
Speaking of honesty. It pays, and;
if you will let your conscience guide I
you. you wdl find it pays b tter, you :
feel better, and you can act freer than
those who will tell you, “Honest John
is dead ’. And I would like to say to
you, your best friend is yourself. If;
you are a true friend to yourself and
treat yourself that way, you will nev
er have anything to worry about. And
at the same time they will make you j
the best friend you ever had. I really
believe it is impossible to be a true
friend to anyone if you are not a true
friend to yourself. And it is impos
sible to be a fri.nd to yourself and
go do things that may hurt you.
May I say here, it is really a shame
what the people do to their friends,
and then laugh, play cards, and drink
with them in this town. God knows,
[ don’t know how they can do it. Now
[ can afford to tell you at anytime,
myplace and anywhere because my
Lfe among you stands as an open book
ind will stand a t.st at any time. But
)0 per cent of you. if you would throw
jpen your book, the only thing you
:ould say is, ‘Oh’, and sing, ‘So a
shame’. I don’t know how you can do
t, and then brag about it. I do believe
:f the pastors of the churches would
breach to you about your earthly do
ings, and treat you as you deserve to
be treated and prepare you to live the
life here on earth, they would do more
to help God and make God happier
than trying to get you ready for God’s
Kingdom. No one can do and live as
some of you here in Omaha and even
expect to live in God’s Kingdom or any
place else without breaking it up.
You may not like this, but it is true,
and it seems as if it is what you call
class. Well, maybe it is. There are
all kind of classes, believe me, in
Omaha. Ah, ha!
T . . . , .
lu inis one. when is a
safety pin safe? Huh,—Answer:
When it is closed. Right? When is
a friend safe, huh? When the friend
ship is closed. Right?
Happened to be out to the club last
Saturday night, and Mr. Branch tells
me lots of news for you were out.
Too bad, because I know you enjoy
keeping up with all of this late ser
vice and doings. Everything late
while it is late, hot while it is hot.
Get this. Hitting the come back
trail: An extra waiter Saturday night
got an oyster fork and changed a
lobster from, lobster to sea food cock
tail, and used the body as a set up.
Mr. McKinley felt sorry for him, and
went to his assistance and placed the
claws where the guest could see them
so they could at least see that they
were eating lobster. Some of them
instead of trying the come back trail,
should be looking for the “Trail of the
Lonesome Pine”. “Oh, Mama, old, but
still your boy”.
Did they ever tell you how many
Fishers at the Paxton? Well, if the
whole south side could be a pond, it
would be full of Fish—ers. In fact,
when time comes for them to open
up, the Captain draws a fish on a
piece of paper and says “10 A. M.”
What kind are they? I don’t know
my fish. They may be bass, trout,
Oh, I don’t know. Name, guess.
Well, I can’t blame anyone for pro
ection what they buy, and if you have
to us? a gun, you are still with the
law. You know some people will spend
10c and break up $10,000. Don’t get a
chair up some day and be left holding
it in tlie air. They may embalm you
and let you be your own monument,
reading, “Here stands I, As I live,
As I die”. Cut it out. Easy to get
into, but the door may be blocked.
I can say it and prove it. Mr. E. H.,
of the C. of C. will never work with
out knowing what he is getting. He
asked me to spl.t the tip last Satur
day before the meal started. Good
isn’t he? And after g tting his tip,
asked for an additional 10c per head
bonus. Ok. Old Kid, you said it
right. “A burnt child dreads fire”.
True, believe me.
I understand from one who knows
that Mr. Leroy Porter is no longer
a single man. He again selected a life
time fr.end from the Lone Star State
last week to wear his name. Good
luck, and many happy wishes, Mr.
Porter. Greeley said, “Go West”.
But Mr. Porter says “Go South”, my
friend, if you want a real friend for
life. O. K. and again, good luck.
But remember, they can’t keep se
Up jumps the New Deal again.
Now we learn that the H. M. really
has it. But Mr. Calloway wants to
know what has th H. M. got that
makes a man cry. Mr. Maloy seems to
be just plain dumbfounded. He said
he visits the place several times each
week, and hasn’t ever been in a crying
mood. But Mr. H. J. Fish:r out
lined everything. So don’t worry any
longer about it. No, it isn’t that new
buck beer they are serving. You re
member that old song, “What has
your Man Got That Makes Him So
Doggone Hot”? Well, why not let the
H. & M. get its share of it? What
Do you really know, or would you
ever think that the race horses run
all during the meal down the way?
Well, they do. If you are sent to the
band to ask them to play a certain
piece, you may get an answer like
fhis, All Right. I Parlayed, Sweetie
Pie, with Tenderness, and she ran
Out in the Cold Again, and down in
the room it is, I had a dollar on Black
Mammy. But Strutting Dad beat her
a head. You can ask for sauce and
two out of three times, you will get
Horse Radish. Gee. Oh, me!
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we, the officers of said companies’,
do hereby extend to you a Business
Directory of Display Advertisements
for the firms that make it possible for
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give the following firms their kind
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for your support of these merchants,
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Mason & Knox Cafe, 2307 N. 24th St.
Duffy Pharmacy, 24th and Lake Sts.
rdeal Garage, 2419 Lake St.
Frank Marks’ Grocery, 24th and Par
Rabe’s Buffet, 24th and Lake Sts.
American Weiner Shop, 2509 N. 24th
Herman’s Market, 2422 N. 24th St.
ruchcan Bros., 24th and Lake Sts.
Autrey Ice and Coal Co., 2519 Grant
Kraft Bargain Store, 2518 N. 24th St.
Petersen’s Bakery, 2506 N. 24th St.
Nebraska Power Co., 17th and Harney
Emerson Laundry, 2324 N. 24th St.
Publix Cab Co., 305 S. 27th Ave.
Ross Drag Store, 2122 N. 24th St.
State Furniture Co., 14th and Dodge
Edholm-Sherman Laundry, 2401 N.
Ritz 1 heater, 24th and Patrick Ave.
Northwestern Bell Tel. Co., 19th and
Slaughter Bar-B-Q. 24th and Blond*.
PROPOSED BILL TO BAR IN
Olympia, Wash.—CN1A—A bill t*
illegalize marriages between col
ored people and whites was intro
duced in the Washington State
Legislature, here. It is part of
the drive of the West Coast ship
owners to divide the white work
ers from the Negro and Filipino
In the recent general strike on
the West coast, the solidarity ac
tion of th« Negro, Filipino and
white marine workers w'as able
to force the shipowners to grant
The measure, against marriages
between colored people and
Indies, follows close upon the
passage by the lower house of the
Washington Legislature of the
Ott Bill which would bar the Com
munist Party, active in the gen
eral strike, from the ballot.
The League of Struggle for
Negro Rights has launched a mass
campaign against the proposed
bill pertaining to inter-racial mar
QUICK DEATH VERDICT
FOR FRAMED VICTIM
Nashville, Tenn.—CNA— It
took a lily white jury here only 8
minutes to return a verdict of
guilty last Tuesday for E. K. Har
ris, framed on a rape charge. The
C ircuit Court Judge sentenced
Harris to die in the electric chair.
A\ hen the framed victim was
originally brought to Shelbwille
on December 39 a national guards
man fired into a lynch gang who
attempted to get Harris.
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