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* PHEW! I'll say ti was\
¡ . . . er . . . very.
\ "QF course," said the sad
> faced householder out at . Bioadmeadows yesterday, i "the worst side of the water * shoitage isn't the water
shortage at all.
"It's the beer shortage.
"We've had to drink our Chiistmas supply."
MERE'S onf for Ripley:
Taxi-driver, whose radio " telephone had lust been ser-
viced, got n call the other , night whiA was pretty in-
Asked the base station to speak up and eventually he ?'< picked up what they were
Wanted him to go to a i call in the city.
Didn't go. though. Too far. Call had come in from a ¡ taxi depot in Brisbane.
OPPORTUNISM depart " ment: Advertisement in '? a daily, Saturday: "For sale. t 50/t. oregon pole, ideal Jot ] Royal Visit."
j ESSENDON reader W.
! Ruth, of Lincoln road, ' attended a sale of house ; hold goods and sheep on a
. pioperty near the South Aus
^ tralian border recently and
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Local told him that a pioneer settler had tried to perpetuate the holding m the family name, but everything "had become so complicated that all parties had agreed that there'was no option but to submit it to the Master of Iniquity for decision."
Chance, as Mr. Ruth sug- gests, for the Devil to look after his own.
QEASONAL notice on a
board in a Government department downtown':
Memorandum to All Staffs. Members are reminded that there are other cures for pre Christmas hangovers than absence from work.
EAST Keio friend tells me
this story of two little boys in hospital.
Asked one: "What are you here for - medical or surgi- cal?"
"Dunno," said the second,
"Well, medical is when you're sick when you come here; surgical is when they make you sick."
Schoolboy in a train on the Surrey 'Hills line to another: "See those lights on the roof? They're made of magnifying ' glass. Terrifically strong, they are. Chap I know has one. His dad works in the Railways."
ESSENDON Club has just
sent out forms to mem- bers asking them whether they wish to renew their membership.
At the bottom of the form they're asked to put their signature. In block letters.
QUR CITY: Essendon man
got a card from his paperboy at the weekend.
On it M'as the usual "In the midst of Christmas joy, don't forget your paperboy.'.*
Then underneath was
He did and found: "I want a horse."