Thursday, January 22, 2015


By Beatrice M. Hanson

Papa was looking over the "Farmers Journal". He noticed an ad which read: “Send for our sure cure for potato bugs,” Papa was having trouble with this bug so he decided to send the required fee and his name and address.
After a time the Rural Delivery deposited a small package in the farm's roadside mail box.
Papa opened it with great interest.
Inside were two small, smooth, square boards, and a typewritten slip of paper with these instructions:
“Catch the potato bug between these boards and press - sure cure.”
The laugh was on Papa.