Sunday Independent 29th December 1907 p2 (abridged)
Four prizes of half a crown each ar awarded every week for the four best jokes received for this column. Below are two prize-winning entries.
Poet to Editor: “What do you think of this little poem of mine – ‘She would not smile?’
Editor to Poet: “I think if you had read the poem to her she might have done”
Winner :Miss Nora McInerney
Aughnish, New Quay, Burrin P.O. County Clare
and from the Sunday independent 17th October 1920 p6
Girl to friend: “I found that astronomer rather dull. He used to talk to me about the stars.”
Friend: “I don’t find him dull,” averred the other girl ecstatically.
“He says he talks to the stars about me.”
Winner: Miss Margaret McInerney,
Aughinish, Kinvarra, Co. Galway.