The Activator, Volume 1, Number 8, May 1945 Page: 190
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While farmers are not known to take
the bull by the horns, put all their eggs
into one basket, count their chickens be-
fore they're hatched, lock the barn after
the horse is stolen, swap horses in mid-
stream, run around like a chicken with it's
head cut off, kill two birds with one stone
nor hitch the cart before the horse, they
do make hay while the sun shines.
"The last time I met you," he said, "you
made me very happy because you were
sober. Today I am unhappy because you
"Yes," replied the bad lad cheerfully,
"today's my turn to be happy."
Gal: "I'm making a new evening dress,
but my heart isn't in it."
Lamorous: "Rather low, isn't it?"
Work faithfully for eight hours a day
and don't worry. Then, in time you may
become the boss and work twelve hours a
day and have all the worry.
An employee in a war plant who had
been putting in seven days a week until
a recent change, had occasion one Sunday
to punish his five-year-old son.
"What has happened?" asked the little
fellow's mother as he came crying into
"Oh, that man who hangs around here
on Sundays spanked me!" sobbed the
A lady met a little girl in the street,
"Whatever is the matter, my dear?"
"My little dog is dead."
"Never mind, dear. My grandfather
died last week and I'm not crying."
"Yes," she sobbed, "but you didn't
bring him up from a pup."
"I'm so upset," declared the young
bride. "I've just found out I married a
man who simply cannot bear children."
"Well," sniffed her maiden aunt, "You
can't expect everything of a man."
A naval officer does not drink. If he
drinks, he does not get drunk. If he gets
drunk, he does not stagger. If he staggers,
he never falls. When he falls he keeps his
arms beneath him so that the stripes will
not identify him as a naval officer.
Upon seeing a little girl lead a cow
along a country road, the parish minister
stopped her and asked:
"Little girl, where are you taking the
"To the bull," replied the little girl.
"Can't your father do it?" questioned
the clergy, somewhat taken aback.
"Nope," answered the young lassie
"only the bull."
The citizen went to the sugar-rationing
board and attested: "My wife has no
sugar at all in our house, not an ounce of
"Remember, now, you're swearing to
this," the chairman of the board warned
him. "You've got to tell the truth."
The applicant hesitated and repeated
"Gotta tell the truth, eh?"
"Yes, or you'll go to jail," he was warn-
"In that case I'11 tell you the truth.
We ain't married."
We always called a spade a spade until
we hit our foot with one the other day.
Jake: I wrote to a farm paper to find
out how long cows should be milked.
Jim: What did they say?
Jake: They said milk 'em just like
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