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Beth's Weekly Moultrie Observer Column - Week 74
(This appears here courtesy of The Moultrie Observer)

   Thanks to Donald Broome of Moultrie for loaning us some old local papers!

   The last thing we’ll visit from the Tuesday, February 20, 1962 edition is The Radio Auction…on WMGA with the members of the Moultrie Key Club raising money to send the Moultrie Packers to football camp and to sponsor a scholarship for a Moultrie High School Senior!

   Items include decorate Pictures from Russell Furniture Company (valued at $3.00) to a 10-12 pound ham from Colquitt Meat Company (valued at $5.50)…to a Used GE Rot. Ironer (valued at $125) and 5-100 bags of fertilizer from the C.O. Smith Guano Company (valued at $11.75). 

  There was an entire page of items with the most expensive the used GE Rot. Ironer and the least expensive 75 cent admissions to the Colquitt Theater!

    Mr. Broome’s old newspaper collection moves from Moultrie to the Urbana Daily Democrat from Urbana, Ohio on Friday, October 1, 1920. From a prospective of almost 84 years, even a paper from another city and state is interesting.

   The headline on this paper is about the big baseball scandal…and the eight players involved are shown on the front page.

   On the front page is a story about the reunion of the 66th Regiment’s reunion.  The Champaign County Ohio Volunteer Infantry, registered thirty-four veterans at their thirty-fifth annual reunion held at the Grand Army Hall in Urbana.

   The story says that eight of the group have died in the past year and that “ranks of the old regiment are thinning.”

     There’s an article that says Mrs. Edith Kermit Roosevelt, widow of former president Theodore Roosevelt, has issued an appeal to the womanhood of America to support Harding and Coolidge the Republican standard bearers.  In the present presidential campaign, Mrs. Roosevelt’s statement, which was issued from Sagamore Hill, the historic homestead of the Great American whose life mate and counselor she was, is as follows: “The country’s vital need is the election of the Republican candidates, Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge.  Only with the full measure of Americanism in the next administration be attained if the people shall declare for the party which holds true nationalism as its high ideal.”

   Ah hah!  The 1920 paper says you can “comb sage tea in faded or gray hair” and “look young!”

    The newspaper article says that Grandmother kept her hair beautifully darkened, glossy and attractive with a brew of Sage Tea and Sulphur.  Whenever her hair took on that dull, faded or streaked appearance, this simple mixture was applied with wonderful effect.  By asking at any drug store for “Wyeth’s Sage and Sulphur Compound,” you will get a large bottle of this old-time recipe, improved by the addition of other ingredients all ready to use at very little cost.”

   No thank you.

   George E. Stallsmith on Scioto Street in Urbana had an advertisement letting his customers know that they have reinstated the Left-Hand John Deere Stag Sulkies in their line and will be prepared to supply their trade with them beginning with 1921 spring season’s trade.  They say the plows are sold and recommended by their owner, George E. Stallsmith!

   The Columbian Building & Loan Co., 22 East Gay St., Columbus, Ohio offers 6 percent on certificates of deposit!

  It’s fun reading old newspapers – from most anywhere.

  We have enough papers to do this a few more times!

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