As I skim the first five years of Pierz Journal issues (1909-1913), I realize two things: Math hadn't really developed his style yet, and there were many other moms who enforced that rule with their kids,too, way before I was born.
The range of Buckman residents mentioned in the Buckman News was limited to the west end, his own relatives, and what he could deduce by driving past a farm and recognizing the cars parked there. I think he loved the repercussions, too, when he told a joke with locals as characters...for instance:
(I think these two "Dreamstick" bits were copied from a joke book--the theme, thankfully, didn't last).
THIS didn't last either...☺