May Cook is down with typhoid fever at her home at Clay. Nell
Stump, who has been making her home with the Cooks, returned to the home of S.P.
Bell very sick. It is feared that she too has typhoid.
Creston has an ice plant running every day. It should be a boon
to our people as there was no ice put up here last year.
Fire broke out in the residence of George Hays at Arnoldsburg,
and, for a short time, threatened to destroy nearly all the lower end of town.
With heroic work of citizens, the fire was put out. Damage was considerable, but
the occupants were thankful that it was not worse. The fire broke out between
the water boards and the ceiling and is quite a mystery what caused it.
Those who remember the wonderful advent of the pen that wrote
under water will be interested in the latest innovation in ballpoint pens. A new
pen had been marketed in West Germany that glows in the dark. The manufacturer
said that all those persons who had midnight inspirations could use the pen to
jot them down.
The implication is that the pen will either be worn in one’s
pajamas, or be nearby, for writing in the dark, whenever this sport is a
temptation. While we do not attempt to stand in the way of progress, or set back
civilization, we suggest that the prospects for this innovation are somewhat
similar to those for the pen that wrote under water.
We need not elaborate on that statement other than to say that
the reader might judge for himself the success of those earlier fountain pens by
noticing the huge number of people who have begun to do their writing under
water. It seems highly probable that a pen which wrote under water, and with a
light, enabling the owner to use it in a dark pool, for example, would be the
Such a pen would be a wonderful possession for all those who own
swimming pools, and who like to write letters underwater in them, at night.