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Mail Tribune 100, May 12, 1922

News from 100 years ago
The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago

May 12, 1922


Ben Dixon’s eight-year-old son is one white rabbit to the good today, as the result of having found a truck tire yesterday afternoon. He found it on the way home from school and at once conceived the idea of using it to secure a white rabbit which he has long had his heart set on. He took the tire to the owner of the rabbit and the trade was made.

Ben discovered what had been done and learning that the tire was a good one and must have been lost he went to the owner of the bunny and paid for it at the same time securing the tire. Ben’s boy is no piker and would not think of trading back. Therefore his dad had to purchase the rabbit.

This morning Ben entered the Mail Tribune office and was going to insert an advertisement stating that the tire had been found. However, the return of the tire was accomplished without the insertion of the ad. Walter Kelzur, local transfer man entered the office for the purpose of advertising for his lost tire at the same time, and it was discovered that the tire in question was his.

Ben’s boy is duly grateful to Kelzur for having lost the tire and hopes that he will lose another soon as a pair of rabbits is necessary when one proposes to start in the livestock business.


No candies, movie shows, gum, ice cream or other luxuries during self-denial week beginning today is the stern edict of Jackson school pupils whose spare money and some that is not spare is to go into bread and other “eats” for the Near East orphan. A miniature bread box, the workmanship of “Sunny” Austin has been placed in a most conspicuous place and already the box gives a most encouraging rattle as the beginning of what must be $60 from pupils and teachers by next Friday night.

The loading of a relief ship with money for flour is the ambition of pupils and teachers at Roosevelt.

Other schools are busy in securing Near East Relief funds but details were not available at press time.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com