Volume II September 29, 1950 Number XVII
NOTICE In the future the SPEEDOMETER will be issued monthly instead of bi-weekly as it has in the past. The issue date will be the first Friday of each month.
Once a pair of newly wed fleas selected a big, healthy dog as their abode. Life was easy for them, for their food and shelter problem were solved. Heat, too, was furnished by the animal. They had a housing unit in every wrinkle. All they had to do all day was eat, sleep and multiply, which they did in amazing fashion as they enjoyed the abundant life.
But the patient dog, sore and unappreciated, finally grew old and weary. Unable to support his unproductive population, he up'n died. Among the fleas, consternation reigned. They ran frantically from one end of the body to the other yapping that the economic system had let them down. Some of the louder ones talked of suing the dog for nonsupport. Many of the frantic fleas died on the spot, for by this time they were completely incapable of making a living. Others died by the roadside while trying to thumb a ride to the next dog.
A little more initiative, and a little more self-reliance, and the fleas would still be living. So would the dog.
-From The Furrow
MALE CHORUS NEWS
Below is a letter received from the Henryville Volunteer Fire Department.
In behalf of the Henryville Fire Department, I want to express my thanks to you and tne Speed Male Chorus for your efforts to make the Talent Show such a success. I appreciate very much what you. did. Please convey my thanks and deep appreciation to the members of the Chorus.
Sincerely Henryville Volunteer Fire Dept,
The Male Chorus' next appearance will be at the charter meeting of the Job Daughter's, to be held at the Community House, October 5,
THE HAPPIEST MAN
The happiest man in the world is the common, everyday chap who makes his own living, pays his bills, has a little money as he goes along, but doesn't strive to get a corner on the local output, and is a slave neither to ambition nor society. He loves his God and his fellowman; Thinks "there is no place like home" the heaven of rest; prefers the company of his family to that of anyone else, never has to sit up nights to police his Conscience, believes in the doctrine of live and let live, and when he encounters one of the needy, He doesn't stutter with his pocket-book. The plain man is happy to be satisfied and does not spend the best of his life yearning for things four sizes too large for him
The new 1951 Automobiles are said to have four speeds forward -first - second, third and you'll be sorry.
[photograph] JESSE G. DORSET
Jesse Dorsey was born September 10, 1895, in Dayton, Kentucky. His family moved to Louisville when he was three years old. He attended grade school in Louisville, and then went to Male High School. He was employed by the J.B. Speed Company June 1, 1912, in the City Sales Department under Mr. Ed Crandall. He later was made office boy in the main office, and two years later he was promoted to Assistant Auditor under Mr. Overly. He then spent two years in the 325th Field Artillary of the U. S. Army. When discharged from the Army he was put in charge of warehouse and truck deliveries. He came to Speed March 15, 1925, and took charge of the Community House, and is still active in this capacity. He married Miss Daisy Grigsby June 3, 1920 and they have one child, Mrs. Martha Dean Manis. Her husband is pastor of the First Baptist Church in Bicknell, Indiana. Mr. Dorsey is the proud grandfather of twin boys. Mr. Dorsey has always been interested in com-
(Continued on back page)
Charlestown-Clark County Public Library provides access to these materials for educational and research purposes and makes no warranty with regard to their use for other purposes. The written permission of the copyright owners and/or holders of other rights such as publicity and/or privacy rights is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions. There may be content that is protected as works for hire copyright held by the party that commissioned the original work and/or under the copyright or neighboring-rights laws of other nations. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item.