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Mr. PuSh Times.Nears would be a much happier world in which mr. Prti,.mLois to live. Or would it ? Entered as   ;ntaCter n the pot0dce at bit. Pulaski, Illmi November 17, 1903, under the Act of Congress a] Ma '.@,  I79. (Joined with the Mt. Pulaski Weekly News Aug. 1,:1932) HARRY J. 'Editor and PubliSher T f (bscription One Year (outi of Logan County) .......... _$2.00 One Year (within the County) .................. 1.50 Six Months ................................... 75 Three Months ........... _ ..................... 40 7 'I f - Thursday, 3kugust 25, 1932 % THE COST OF GOOD ROADS The biggest itema Jn the tax hudget of most rural to,ms ;isthe ,cost of building and maintaining mproved roads. Prac- tically all of the hard,surfaced roads con- stituting our main motor highways are paid for by the states or counties with th towns contributing only a small percent- age. But there is something worth think- ing about in the report recently published by the New York Statd College of Agricul- ture, in the discovery .that was made hat 76 cents out of every doUar in town .taxes goes to the maintenance of ordinary Foads In the state of New York, and this is more or le true everywhere, the typical town contains 23,800 acr.es, .or :about 37 square miles. It has an verage popula- tion of 1,500 with taxable Pr01ea:ty assess- ed at $2,240,000, and its annual tax collec- tion is about $16,000. This was the average of sevntTy-oIe towns which were studied by the Ag%ul- tural College, and each of th as had a net worth of about 65 miles of dirt high- ways in addition to the hard-sm'faced roads supplied by the state and county. Five cents of the town tax d eller dol- lars in these) towns are spent for poor re- lief, to which the county also contribute Three cents of each dollar pays for the assessment and collection of taxes. Two more go for the administration of town affairs, and two cents more for elec- Public health expenses tax seven and a half cents out of each tax dollar, and various other normal, town expenses run the total up to 24 cents on the dollar of taxs. The remaining. 76 cents out of each dollar collected goes for the upkeeV of dirt roads. This is spent for local labor, for operating road machinery, grading and filling mud holes and the other necessary work to keep the roads passable. There can be.fro question o" the value of good roads to the faymer as well as the inhabitants of villages. But we some- wonder whether all of the cost of trying to keep ordinary dirt roads in such that automobiles can travel over at a high rate of speed is a charge Upon the taxpayers. On the othe" hand most folks have autos and are ones to decry poor roads and as as these people pay most of the taxes :we will have to either do one or the other good roads and autos or poor roads and a sour disposition. THE FIVE DAY WEEK The five day week in industry has been tried fr a number of months in a numb of important establishments of different kinds and sizes, and the weneral verdict is that it works to the advantage of every- body concerned. We think it is something which was bound to come sooner or later. The period of depression from which we are now emerging has merely hastened it. In almost every knd of business in these days the Saturday half holiday is general- ly observed. It is not generally the case, however, that. a full half day's work is dond on Saturday morning. Some of the large organizations, like life insurance companies which have had a fie day week for their clerical staffs for a long time, say that just as much work is done in five days as used to be done in five days and a half. Also, that their employees get such a definite physical and spiritual bene- fit from having their time to themselves from five)o'clock Friday until nine o'clock Monday morning', that it has proved an ac- tual economy to cut down the working week without reducing salaries. We have too much of a tendency in his ountry to mak a virtue out of work for own sake. A sounder philosophy of life is that work is a necessary evil, and it be regarded as merely a means to the end of achieving more' liesure in which enjoy the really valuable things of life. world's work could be done in three out of the waek, we think that this , " Charles IE. Dun By Rev. Charles E- Dnn- By Bruce Barton Gifts for 13uilding and Tabernacle Lesson for August 28th.--Exadus DAYS OF DOUBT Another young man had grown up near Jesus' home in Nazareth and was be- MT, PULASKI THEATRE ! After discovering the boy conceives the daringly t pttttihg: tlie: police FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. ral. hls gamble Ior AUGUST 26TH AND 27TH !death in the electric chair "The Roadhouse Murder." liof failure, carries through A wayside inn. abandoned by all s]tuatl2ns 'hch build but the grizzled care-tker and his i "tne as roe,. black cat, provides a background for, Also good Come.y on RKO-Radio Pictures' mystery thrill- Admission. 25c and 10c. er, "The Roadhouse Murder." The story c:ce-ns a cub reporter 35:21-29. and his girl fend who seek refuge In the passage chosen ror cur los- t the inn when their car breaks son we read of a hearty, liberal re- d m a storm late at night. What sponse on the part of the Hebrews for the moment appears a more re- to the needs of their tent of meeting, mantic esca,de, suddenly akes t '@he children cf Israel brought a einister turn when they stumble ginning to be htard from in the larger willing offering Unto the Lord," ..w- world, His name was John. How much :airy, precious metals and stones. clothing, skins, wood, spice and oil the two boys may have seen of each other we do not know; but certainly the young- er, Jesus, looked up to and admirefi his handsome fearless cousin. We can imagine with what eager inter- est he must have raceived the reports of John's impressive success at the capital. He was the selsation of that season. The fashionabM folk of the city were flockinw out to the river to hear his de- nunciations; some of them even accepted his demand for repentance and were duly baptized. John's fame grew; his uncompromising speeches were quoted far and wide. The busimIss men of Nazareth who had been up to Jerusalem brought back stories and quotations. There was considerable head- wagging as there always is; these folks had known of John as a boy; they could hardly believe that he was as much the man of th*e world as he seemed to be. But there was one who had no doubts. A day came when he was missing from the carpenter shop; sensational news spread through the streets that he had gone up to Jerusalem, to John, to be baptized. John's reception of Jesus was flattering. During the cremony of baptism and for the rest of that day Jesus was in a state of splendid exultation. No shadow of doubt darkened his enthusiasm. He was oing to do the big things which John had done; he fetlt the power stirring, in him and was all eager to begin. Then the day closed and night descend- ed, and with it came the doubts. The nar- rative de.scribes them as a threefold temp- tation, and introduces Satan to add to the dramatic quality of the event. In our simple story we need not spend much time with the description of Satan. We do not know whether Satan is to be regarded as a personahty or as an imper, sonalization of an inner experience. The temptation is more real without him, more akin to our own trials and doubta With him or without him, however, the mean- ing of the experience is clear. This is its meaning; the day of supreme assurance had passed; the darts of fearful misgivings had come What man of outstanding genius has ever been allowed to escape these trials and doubts? For how many days and weeks do you think the soul of Lincoln must have boen tortured? Inside himself be felt his power; but where and when would opportunity come? Must he for- across a double murder and come face to face ith the killers. Eric Linden and Dorothy Jordan, m abundance, two of Hollywood's most popular Such giving- is a test of character. !young players, are featured. They If you crave a sound understanding are supported by o Ate. stare- of the motives governing you neigh- mering comedian. bor's conduct, do not be greatly con-: cerned over the amount he spends "" _ upon the neceities of life, but rath-i er ask him how mUch of the remain- der he gives to benevolent causes. It is astounishing how vast are the sums expended in America for luxu- ries. We spend annually, as a peo- ple. $540.000,000 on soft'drinks, more than $750.000,000 for candy, and a billion dollars for various types of amusement. Our yearly tobacco bill, in the neighborhot of two billions, is larger than the annual cost of our religic'as and educational institutions combined! ever ride the country circuit, and sit in a dingy office settling a community's petty disputes? Had he perhaps mistaken the inner mes- sage? Was he, after all, only a common fellowa fair country.lawyer and a good telle of jokes ? Those who rode with Lin- coln on the circuit testify to his terrifying moods of silence. What solemn thoughts beseiged him in those silences? What fear ol failure? What futile rebellion at the narrow limits of his life ? Next Week: A Man Comes Out With Congress adjourned the army of unemployed has again been increased. N:w while we recognize that civili- zation must have its amenities, there is surely need, in the expenditure of our wealth, of a greater degree cf sobriety and moderation. God is calling us. as ste)vards of His bunty, to live a sm::le life. and to return t Him, in the spirit of the Golden Text. a much larger proportion of the gen- erous wealth He has bestowed upon US. Personally I am a strong believer in the Old Testament practice of tith- ing. I watch my expense carefully thru a budget plan, and aim to give to my Church and various philan- thrc.:ic causes at least a tenth of my income. To do this demands a sys- terrratic method with a "check-uo." A tither does not give in a haphazard manner. As Dr. Charles R. Brown has point- ed out, the rich young ruler who came to Jesus was familiar with the hrases. "Sell and get." "Sell and card," "Sell and spend." but the Master's command, "Sell and give," was to him a new, and uncomfortable idea. In these present days of wide- sread and tragic want, "Sell and give" is a slogan that might well be proclaimed from the housetops. ,WOMEN FLYERS IN ) AIR FOR 196 HOURS Appearing trim and fresh as when they took the air in New York state, even to manicured finger nails, two 24-year-old housewives brought down their "Flying Boudoir" late Monday, with a new women's refuel- ing flight endurance record of 196 hours, five minutes and fzur-fifths seconds. MORE SQUARE FEET OF PAINT IN EVERY CAN LOWE BROTHERS STANDARD BARN Paint covers far more sur- face per gallon thaa paint ordinarily sold for such use. And once ap- plied, it stays bright longer! That's why more farmers each year choose and use STANDARD BARN to protect and brighten their out- buildings. You, too, can save/Let us show you how! Connoiley ,Drug Co. MT. PULASKI. ILLINOIS Thty used to call it building Political fences--now it's political roads. The only difference we can see between one day and anoth is that we are a day older. The gravel road to Lake Fork is a bit of sunshine that will shine all winter and will make this particular season less to be dreaded. In oth words, they won't have to "hole in" for the winter. Even the depression hasn't been able to Convenient MadLon and Deadmrn Streets One block Wt of State and Mad- son Sts.--World's Busiest Corner Desirable lewly Furi[ and Decorated Excellent Service and Manalment Reasonable Rooms With and Without Bath Sdal Aceomodatlom and lhttes tar mRie and Touring Parties. WE ARE &LWAYS PLEASED change some thilTss. 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