Optimists

'Twixt optimist and pessimist

The difference is droll:

The optimist a doughnut sees,

The pessimist a hole.

¶ "An optimist is a jackass who hopes his ears don't show."

Bringing bathing beauties from Hollywood, thirsts from Kentucky, boasts from Chicago, members of Optimist International poured into Denver, Col., last week for their ninth annual convention. Denverites put on cowboy and Indian costumes, fired blank cartridges, stuck up welcoming signs.

Optimist International is a glad-hand organization of "big brothers" (grown men) devoted informally to grinning horseplay, formally to...

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