Ames Thursday Times in Ames, Iowa
27 Mar 1919

See the full image with a free trial.

Start for Free

Ames Thursday Times in Ames, Iowa
27 Mar 1919

Read an issue on 27 Mar 1919 in Ames, Iowa and find what was happening, who was there, and other important and exciting news from the times. You can also check out other issues in The Ames Thursday Times.

Browse Ames Thursday Times

How to Find What You Are Looking for on This Page

We use Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to make the text on a newspaper image searchable. Below is the OCR data for 27 Mar 1919 Ames Thursday Times in Ames, Iowa. Because of the nature of the OCR technology, sometimes the language can appear to be nonsensical. The best way to see what’s on the page is to view the newspaper page.

Get started for free with a 7 day trial.

Ames Thursday Times (Newspaper) - March 27, 1919, Ames, Iowa Fax St ambs evening times Pool Haj question becomes a wok Issei Tih Kanav Mir continued from Page i University instead he took a Job to the Pool Hall and seemed to care for nothing else. The entreaties of parents and friends was of no Avail. J the last i heard of him he was running a Hall in some other town and his pm rents never heard from him. What Quot advantage Quot could Oft ret the Long continued grief of i j devoted father and Mother by common report there wire Oiher cases just As sad. Those Are two i happen watch for our Chi name i demonstration april 14th and 15th on these dates we will haps a special demonstrator at our store to show you How easily training and varnishing can be done Carr hardware co. Quot arteasure to show coeds Quot .ll.umm. Cd to know about. The common remark in Iowa City was that Tho Pool Hall was a dangerous place for any Young Man. Will it profit Ames to bring in an institution that offers such a advantages Quot no danger Iii thu game clearly the danger is not in Tho game. The Gam in itself might by just As harmless As a game of Tennis. The danger is Iii the companions Ani the associations. This moral Hazard seems always to be associated with a commercial Pool Hall. The propel Dor conducts the business for profit like men in other businesses he will be careful not to offend his const Abt patrons. These constant patrons Are Likely to be idlers Aud loafers which is Only another Way of saying men Villi Low ideals. Vulgarity profanity obscene stories gambling and it Lar evils very naturally develop in such an environment. Hut Quot the proprietor promises to keep this Ames Pool Hall clean and of course lie does Lusiag Ine if you can a who would not give such promises. Was it not customary for Saloon keepers to give such promises when they asked for a License and How much were auth promises Worth the Man who rates such promises As Worth their face value either wishes to be persuaded or is not thinking 1 a % a a a amp a Quot a a 4 of or r i next every sunday wit his x the sunday Register has taken another great stride Forward by the addition of a wonderful 8-Page rotogravure picture Section which will be \ Fiven free next sunday and every sunday Toto gravure pictures Are soft toned and beautifully printed with Brown or sepia Ink on extra heavy High Krade smooth finished paper. J5y the rotogravure process All the Beauty of the original pictures is reproduced. The sunday registers rotogravure Section will contain 8 i full pages of pictures of prominent people interesting scenes and important events taken in All parts of the world. A a j a i in p. I Quot a h ii of i i i local carriers and dealers will by sold out Early i order your copy today from g. F. Stayton or Reynolds amp Iversen Ames la. A Cebuly. Question influence for tile Sake of argument How Ever assume that Tho applicant for a License honestly desires and purposes to keep his Pool Hall decent. I have heard of men who were believed to be sincere in their desire to keep the Pool Hall clean and free from contaminating influences but the result did not hear out the announced purpose. The reason is not far to seek. Having embarked Iii the business for profit the proprietor will naturally hesitate to offend his patrons Thero is a Strong temptation not to see not to hear practices that ought to be condemned of the proprietor is honest in his announced purpose lie is subject to constant temptation such As few such Mea overcome and if he is not honest his Promise is Mere camouflage intended i Only to deceive. The present is a Good time to he of guard if the boys and Young men of Ames need amusement and relaxation let us provide it in wholesome forms and in associations which do not undermine character. Personally i believe that it would be Well for this Community to undertake a Eon j St motive program of w hoi to me amusement and entertainment. If we can unite on something constructive. A Community betterment program taking into account the various needs of All Ages and ail classes w shall then be in no danger from a commercial Pool Hall because we Hail have something very much better. Let us have a constructive program for Community ii Noble. Giro the Moo a Hunter dear or. Editor a at a meeting of Tho Parent and teachers at the Central building last evening a petition was circulated for signatures in opposition to Tho licensed Pool Halls to be presented. Al the next meeting of the Council. Doing seated in the rear of the As Leighly room i was afforded a splendid View of those present which i should say numbered about one inured of which Only about one tenth were men. As i understand it a per Gilt a been requested of the City Council to open a licensed Pool Hall to be under the supervision of the police department which i am informed would also exclude All minors. Why then raise such a terrible uproar against the Pool Hall Why criticise and lose Confidence in your police department whom you have always praised and upheld in the past and in matters far More serious i am not favouring a Pool Bali Lur my own personal pleasure As being a member of the commercial body pet mite me to Quot Click the ivories Quot to my hearts Content tut fully realising the pleasure derived from this source am not narrow minded enough Sci expect others to refrain from the pleasure which if properly conducted will do harm to no one. The game is purely a Quot Many a Quot game and therefor regard it As unfair to have petitions filled with women s signatures presented to Tho Council. We do not interfere with the women s affairs their bring a jobs Tea parties Etc Etc therefor i believe that it is but fair to expect them to meet us in a similar spirit. Now then relative to the Patron ego of this place. It is a plan lot men. Not children boys or minor my Bon hag reached Tho age of Twenty one i regard him As a Man not a Iii lid who need be led around by his Mother s apron string. Would suggest that in All painless to this Pool Hall proposition your newspaper circulate a petition ail Ever the City asking the signature of every Man no women and granting him the right to Mark his vote on this petition for or against the measure. Yours respectfully a subscriber Kotlier an interested editor of the times i do not think the men of ame Scalise How very much interested Tho ladies Are in the Pool Hall Issue. They Are discussing it at evry gathering Why should we not be interested a a a apply it is we mothers who feel the great responsibility of guarding the liven of our precious boys mid girls. We have one boy and he is an exceptionally Good boy but i would worry if i knew there was a Pool Hall in Ames to attract him. I believe if one eau guard the boy eare fully thru life until he has reached the age of Twenty he will have. Iii character so Well folded by that Type that he will never go very far wrong. We want our boys to have Cleau i Cereal Ion Aud we mothers who hav studied the problem of rearing a boy properly have found that the major my of boys Are not inclined to do wrong. Hut Young boys Are so easily red into the wrong path before they Are aware that they Are Atolia tin with undesirable companions the men who know the effect of a Pool Hall certainly know thai i s not uplifting to either men or boys 3 will you the citizens of Ames place the temptation of a. Pool Hall in our midst simply to amuse a few men who prefer to loaf Down i own. Rather than stay at Home and become better acquainted with their boys if the fathers would go with their boys to the gymnasium or Atli Ift Field and encourage the boys in their sports or invite them into your Homes to play games and dance wit ii their classmates whom you know a / i. A v Are of the better element you will to happier in seeing i hem enjoy life in a clean Way than you will if you Are spending your evenings in a Stuffy Pool Hall. Our boys who Are attending school or College have neither time nor Money to spend in a Pool Hall. A great Many parents Are sacrificing in every conceivable Way to enable their boys to obtain an education. The boys would certainly he i Mil pled to spend their Money in a pub a Pool Hall if the men Are so weak they cannot resist the temptation. The ladies Are saying Quot of Parky Sheldon were mayor there would Boho Pool Hall but we believe our honorable mayor granitic his influence a a in skating Kink open at night and saturday nit for painting and Picall j. L. Miller red 9� on hand ill Nole Piryt nut and Lump. Edward co. Phone Black so. Have you read the pc to the ladies of Ames Are invited to attend a demonstration of pressure cookers Given by miss Irma Wenks Home demonstration at. On Friday afternoon March 2sth at Tux store. D. J. Bullock hardware Ames Iowa it a a ill in a a a a a a i i a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a i Quot in a a a him h l f i it Ltd it h to it a a Ltd a a a a saturdays specials onion sets i i red and yellow per quart.13c two quarts for 25c White per quart.13c Lawn grass our Boulevard mixture containing the finest Kentucky Blue red top Orchard Pacey Rye English Rye italian or Rye grasses alike Clover per la. Out a Plant now a Early peas onion seed Early radishes lettuce cabbage and s Weet peas. And while you Are at it buy your Spring Garden seed requirements. Our Stock is full and Complete All fresh new crop tested and selected. Grown on contract for us by one of the largest and Best contract growers in the United states. Don t Gamble on your Garden. Buy seed that grows. A Quality is Economy Blair Harper seed cd. Masonic Temple bldg. Ames Iowa

Search All Newspapers in Ames, Iowa

Advanced Search

Search Courier

Search the Ames Thursday Times Today with a Free Trial

We want people to find what they are looking for at NewspaperArchive. We are confident that we have the newspapers that will increase the value of your family history or other historical research. With our 7-day free trial, you can view the documents you find for free.

Not Finding What You Were Looking for on This Page of The Ames Thursday Times?

People find the most success using advanced search. Try plugging in keywords, names, dates, and locations, and get matched with results from the entire collection of newspapers at NewspaperArchive!

Looking Courier

Browse Newspapers

You can also successfully find newspapers by these browse options. Explore our archives on your own!

By Location

By Location

Browse by location and discover newspapers from all across the world.

Browse by Location
By Date

By Date

Browse by date and find publications for a specific day or era.

Browse by Date
By Publication

By Publication

Browse old newspaper publications to find specific newspapers.

Browse by Publication
By Collection

By Collection

Browse our newspaper collections to learn about historical topics.

Browse by Collection

NewspaperArchive FAQs

Looking for more information? If you’re not ready to talk to a representative, here are some frequently asked questions to help you determine if institutional access to Newspaper Archive is for you and your institution.

Newspapers allow readers to step into the life and times of past decades and centuries from all over the world. Not only do they have interesting and unique articles and photos, but they also have advertisements, comics, classifieds, and more.
The NewspaperArchive collection can be searched several different ways - advanced search, browse, and publications. The advanced search offers filters to narrow your search for more precise results.
NewspaperArchive’s collection of newspapers boasts more than 85% unique content compared to other newspaper sites. In addition to big city newspapers, we have a wide variety of newspapers from small towns that hold a wealth of information about day-to-day life. Our collection dates back to 1607!