The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 21, Ed. 1, Thursday, March 3, 1921 Page: 4 of 4
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All our departments nrc teeming with new dcpcndoblc
nicrclinndiso at satisfactory prices.
Our scores of every-clay customers nrc reaping the
benefits wo ofTcr.
Wc welcome you and guarantee to please in every
J. C. PENNEY COMPANY
THE ABILENE GAS AND ELECTRIC CO.
Our Appliance Department is now equipped to serve your elec-
trical requirements of every kind.
PIES! CAKES! ROLLS!
WE CAN SUPPLY YOUR WANTS AND PLEASE
I 259 PINE STREET
TIDMORE DRUG STORE
"What nro you coughing that way for?"
"It' the only way I know."
The first dictionary was compiled 1100
II. C. hy the Chinese. j
The Earth's surface covers an area of
about 197000000 square miles.
The question of the hour: When do
we get our social hour hack?
A mountain is an elevation of land ex-
ceeding 2000 feet in height.
Wc moderns travel faster than our un
crsturs hut where are we going?
A debate between Simmons and llaylnr
will lake place at Simmons soon.
Duller was once used as a medicine by
New students are flocking Into Phillips
"Wonder If Miss Virginlu Ilea is re
lalcd to Pyo Ilea."
John W. Marshall was the discoverer
of gold in California.
Ilasehall practice at Southwestern be-
gan last week.
Now look here you are just too smart
Wheat was first raised by the Egyp-
tians 2109 U. C.
Sullie Aren't these pickles good?
Murl I don't like anything but the
Lee CofTmnn says that the way for him
In bIiow real affection for a song is not to
try to sing it.
A Freshman was heard to remark: "I'm
glad Dr. Adrian told how to put water in
the watermelon. I thought they did that
by planting them in the 'Spring'."
The phrenologist told Bedichck there
was only one thing to keep him from be-
ing a brilliant scholar.
lledicliek "And what's that?"
LUMBER AND BUILDING MATERIAL
FOURTH AND PINE STS.
PHONE NO. 7 I
WE HAVE THINGS THAT WILL
PLEASE THE COLLEGE
BOYS AND GIRLS.
"Things That Arc Different"
259 Pine St. Phone 1000
THE OYSTER SEASON IS ON
Eat plenty of oysters. Wc han-
dlo the Large Northern Seal Shipt
Oyster. They arrive fresh every
249 PINE ST.
WE FINISH EVERY DAY
For best results in portraits day or
night. Kodak finishing and enlarg-
ing. We have a big stock of frames.
Kodaks and films for sale.
Miss Willie Bentley lost a diamond
ring set somewhere on the campus.
FINDER RETURN AND RECEIVE
THE GRACE HOTEL BARBER
Will Appreciate All College Boys
IN BASEMENT OF GRACE HOTEL
Prof. Baxter talking to his class (Biol
ogy 223) "I will give five points for a
'full' to experiment on."
"Say haven't I seen you somewhere
"Guess so I've been there."
FOR BETTER SPELLING.
The ancient art of spelling is to receive
more attention from now on In the Uni-
versity of Illinois. No student will be given
a degree who cannot pass the spelling test.
This points to activity along a line need-
ing attention everywhere.
Out of four hundred and fifty students
who took a spelling test at the university
the other day one hundred and fifty fail-
ed to make an average of ninety per cent.
The list comprised words in common use
but often misspelled. Among them were:
Irrelstible misspelled by one hundred and
twenty out of one hundred and fifty; ex-
hilarate misspelled by one hundred and
eleven; vlllian by eighty-seven; dining-
room by fifty-seven; embarrass by fifty-
four and rheumatism by fifty.
The outlook would not be so dark if
the above words were tho only ones spell-
ed incorrectly every day. But business
men everywhere can testify that simple
words of one syllable are tortured out of
their shape in their offices continually
by people who are supposed to have at
least the "equivalent of an eighth-grade
education" and who have topped off with
a commercial course especially designed
to fit them for office work. Modern per-
sonal correspondence betrays a like weak-
ness. If the schools are beginning to take
steps to correct this evil all may yet be
well. Otherwise spelling will soon be
numbered with the lost arts. But the re
formation should not be left for college
days. A good many people never get to
college. Spelling needs more attention
in 'the grade school.
New Secretarial Course prepnr-
ed by business men gunrnn-
teea poiltlon and saves three
months' tlnwi KiTen now lor
price of Shorthand alone raaklmr nookkeeplnjr
FRHIt. Otherspecfol rates now. jlikfoi Offti 5
mieilX'S BBSMESS COllItf MUM TU.
Edwin Clapp Oxfords
We have just received another shipment Edwin Clapp Oxfords
for ladies. These handsome high grade Oxfords arc made of
the best quality kid stock in blade and dark brown; welt soles
military heels in AA to C widths. Priced at $14.00
OTHER LOW SHOES JUST IN
Brown kid strap pump Baby Louis heel turned sole; n big
value at ier pair $0.50
Brown kid strap pump military heel; full leather pair....$7.50
Black kid oxford military heel welt sole special .$7.50
Brown kid welt sole military heel beautiful last at...' $7.95
Black Satin beaded Colonial in full Louis heel very dressy;
now priced at only .. .. v $10.00
Brown Calf Strap Pump with full Louis heel; Suede back; now
priced at only. - $11.00
Satin Strap Pump with full Louis heel and Junior heel in both
Black and Brown; selling at .' $10.00
Full Line Low Shoes for Misses and Children.
Everything in Drinks and Light Lunches.
222 PINE STREET PHONE 670
McCarty Furniture Co.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
I PHONE 238
We are your friends come in and figure with us.
SERVICE CARS AND BAGGAGE
TRANSFER DAY AND NIGHT
DEE MILLER PHONE 134
ABILENE TYPEWRITER EXCHANGE
Grace Hotel Building
P. O. Box No. 244
GEO. A. PEARCE Manager
Mimeographs Ribbons and Carbons Safes and Checkwriters
Typewriters and Adding Machines Sold Rented Exchanged
THE LATEST THING IN PHOTOGRAPHY
Our Linen Greys
T. S. HIGGINBOTHAM'S STUDIO
152 1-2 Chestnut St. Phone 610
HEMSTITCHING AND PEC0T1NG
by Mrs. B. E. Caughman at Kline's
Bakery. First class work and prompt
263 PINE STREET PHONE 196
JEWELRY. CUT GLASS SILVER NOVELTIES
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The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 21, Ed. 1, Thursday, March 3, 1921, newspaper, March 3, 1921; Abilene, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth91194/m1/4/: accessed May 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.