Poor Women Got Only 99 Jars Of Free Jam
It was 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 8. There was some excitement among Rolla housewives over the opening of a new store, Johnson's Food store. As an added incentive to have customers come in, L. R. Johnson, manager, was offering cigars for the men and a one-pound jar of jam to the first 100 ladies entering the store after 2 p.m.
A strange woman stepped in to get his jar of jam. Yes, his, for upon closer examination underneath the wide brimmed hat and clothed in feminine garb was the familiar face of Edson F. Taylor. Ed seems to prefer jam to cigars so he dressed up in a woman's costume, walked down the street and into the store and demanded his jam. He got it too—the only free jar of jam given to a male.
Turtle Mountain Star, 8/14/1941