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i  i PAGE TWO Mt. Pulaski Times.News MT. PULASKI, ILLINOIS Published and entered as secon,2 class matter in OJe lost-oflce at Mt. Pulaski , Illinois, November 17, 1903, under the Act of Co.ress of March 9, 1879. (Joined with the Mt. Pulaski Weekly News Aug. 1, 1932) HARRY J. WIBLE, Editor and Publisher Terms of Subscription One Y (outside of Logan County) ........... $2.00 One Year (within the County)_ ................. 1.50 Months .................................... 75 Three Mnths .................................. 40 vr  Thursday, November 10, 1932 m Congratulations, Mr. Roosevelt We feel that any man who can secure the votes of the overwhelming majority Franklin D. Roosevelt did in Tues- election is to be heartily congratu- and we do so in all sincerity. Today, with a new president elected, partisan feeling there was be- election should be thrown into the and all of us give the incoming ad- ministration the united support that they to need if they whip presetnt day as quickly as we would like. The change the American people so nestly desired has been securefl and we sincerely trust that it will give forth the irit of confidence and optimism that has been neleding so badly the months. Let's go, America. Congratulations, Mr. Horner The voters of Illinois spoket in no un- : certain terms when they east their votes for Judge Henry Homer and the tremen- majority he attained over his oppon- ent leaves no doubt as to his popularity th Chicago as well as downstate voters To Judge Horner, we also etend con- gratulations and our cooperation in what- ever way wet can, be it small or large, to further the best interests of our state. Let's go, Illinoi PITY THE CITY WORKER Every one of our readers undoubtedly people who have had, and are still extremely hard time to get a- very few people in small towns country are face to face with ac- al destitution, with no friends, neigh- .bors or families to fall back on for help, proportion to.the number of those who d tlaemsellves in that position in the cit- ies The plight of the unattached worker, cut off from family ties and associations :and adventuring alone into the industpial canters is the most difficult situation in which any American finds himself today, if he has not maintained connections back home to provide a refuge when the: factory has shut down. We are more and more impresse with strength of the policy long since put forth by Mr. Henry Ford and which is be- into effect, we understand, in some young, new nations of Europe, that there must always be a tie maintained be- tween the industrial worker and the land. It is difficult for those who have never lost contact with th land to appreciate the situation of the city dweller who has no possible means of obta..ining food or shelter, except by exchanging his or her work for money and buying the necessi- ties of life with the money received for work. When no work for pay is obtainable, the city dweller cannot rely upon the pro- ducts of his own garden and penthouse or the surplus of his neighbors for sub- tenance. That is why the people who have jobs in the big eitias are being called upon to help feed and shelter those for whom there are no jobs available, through what may prove to be the most serious winter of dis- tress the nation has yet faced, but which, we have hopes, may be the last for many years to come. THE WAY OF LIFE By Brnce Barton A STRONG MAN SPEAKS First, in considecing Jesus as a healthy rong man, read of his power of healing,. He was teaching one day in Capernaum, a house crowded to the doors, when a ',curred in the courtyard. A in bed for years had heard re- of his mar-velous power, and per- four friends to carry him to the Now at the very entrance their blocked. The eager listeners in- give way even to a sick THE TIMES-NEWS, MT. PULASKI, ILLINOIS man; they refused to sacrifice a single word. Sorrowfully the four friends start- ed to carry the invalid back to his house a- gain.. But the poor fellow's will was strong even if his body was weak. Rising on his elbow he insisted that they take him up the stairway on the outside of the house and lower him through the: roof. They protested, but he was inflexible. It was his only chance for health and he would not give it up until everything had ben tried. So at length they consented, and in the midst of a sentence the teacher was inter- rupted dramatically; the sick man lay helpless at his feet. Jesus stopped and bont down, taking the flabby hand in his firm grasp; his face was lighted with a wonderful smile. "Son, thy sins are forgiven thee," he said. "Rise, take up thy bed and walk." The sick man was stupefied. "Walk!" He had never expected to walk again. Did- n't this stranger understand that he had len bedridden for years? Was this some sort of cruel jest to make him the laugh- in stock of the crowd? A bitter protest rushed to his lips; he started to speak and then halting himself, he looked up--up to the calm assurance of those blue eye, the supple strength of those muscles, the rud- dy skin that testified to thei rich blood ........................ THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, AUSTIN NEWS ' Cold winters have removed the I Motor experts tell us it costs mo menace of Stewart's disease, a it o run a car at 50 than at 25 mil *sweet corn olague, so there is no Austin Township, "Macon County, lreasn to believe that severe weath-/an hour. Also, they say, there is Nov. 9.Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Hin- er would not also dispose of the wilt imore wear and tear on the engi richs, of Decatur, were guests Sun- or blight, land the car as a whole. day of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bress- mer. t  Mrs. Frank Southern-'The Farmer about the same, suffering from sev- eral boils. Mr. and Mrs. Coffman, of Argenta, were Sunday visitors at the home of H. Wright, and attended morning servicesat. HarmonyU. B. church. And His Mrs. Cora B. Ryman, of Decatur, superintendent of the Macon county schools, was a dinner guest last. Thursday of Mr. and Mrs. John . Johnston. A surprise 9of-luck supper was Telephone given for Mrs. Ben Barry Sunday by relatives. The younger piano pupils of Mm. Leona Zah Clark, of Decatur, were presented in a recital last Friday i evening in the Y. W. C. A. in that i city. Pupils from this locality were In hard times it is but natural that the telephone patrons will ondqg" Reva and Wilna Emery, Vir,inia] why rates are not lowered. It is, therefore right and proper that the t Rau, Dorothy Lois Wright, Marilyn i phone company place before him some of the reasons why telephone rental$ Jean tau. do not rise and fall when commodities rise and fall. Tick-tackers and corn throwers were out Hallowe'en ni,ht ha,-i- The price of telephone service is based on the amount of money need fun, while flower beds sufferei" from! by a telephone company to give good service pay fair wages and earn S mg trampeled. The church bell i are under the impression that this company is guaranteed a 'certain return are under the impression that this company is guaraneed a certain return was turned upside down, but they I . . . . were good enough to not upset build-I on e iatremVstmerntS. Tins company is guaranteed nothing. To the contrary lags. Prowlinr around homes in y pe mitten to earn a fair return if possible If telephone rat times of robbery and thievery is cer- were to fluctuate with the price of commodities, what would have been the rate during 1917-1918-1919 when the average price of wheat was over $2.00 tainly rather risky, for a person may (went as high as $3.00) corn more than $1.50 and other products and no- be mistaken for a burglar. Some got more than they were expecting cessities accordingly high? Wouldn't we all be happy if our rural friend this time. could get just half that much today? At the normal price of fifty cents a bt A party was held at the home of shel you would have been paying four dollars and fifty cents a month for Dorothy Southern, north of Chestnut, your telephone service. Saturday night, given by Dorothy, beneath--and the hing occurred! It and also Everett Holmes. " Harmony United Brethren Church. was as though health poured out of that The goal set for Rally Day last strong body into the weak one lik6 ele.c-lSundsy wasn't qi:d:;achd,o174wibth tric current from a dynamo. The invahd],e nrtsfrnclUded. Several ar- felt the blood quicken in his palsied limbs;lved just o late to be counted in a faint flush creDt into his thin drawn the Sunday School report. A birth- .= . . [day offering of 8c was received from i cheeks; almost involuntarily h trmd to Sylvan Stiles. The young 'people oc- rise and found to his joy that he could cupied the choir chairs. Florence Rau gave a piano solo, and three "Walk !" Do you suppose for one minute that a weakling, uttering that syllUble, would have produced any rult? If the Jesus who looked down on that pitiful wreck had been the Jesus of the painters, the sick man would haw dropped back with a scornful sneer and motioned his friends to carry him out. But the health of the teacher was irresistible; it selemed to cry out, "Nothing is impossible, if only your will power is strong enotrg, h." And the man who so long ago had surrendered to dpair, rose and gathered up his bed and went away, healed--like hundreds of others in Galilee--by strength from ar overflowing fountain of strength. By John Jeph Gaimm, M. D. ABOUT ASTHMA The fall season--ragweeds--damp wea- ther-asthmatics know and dread its meaning for them. Hence this talk. Asthmatics can inhale; the trouble is in expelling the air from the lungs. A spasm of the small bronchioles prevents. That's your way of telling if it's real asthma. To stop the spasm is to relieve temporarily. anything that will stop the spasm. When a confirmed asthmatic consults me, I first make sure of the diagnosis. Some inhale "asthma powder". It may relieve, but does not cure---but relief is worth somethirg, even by smoking the spasm away. Then I have the patient make a list of his regular foods; then I retluire him to abandon every item of it, and eat some- thing else, even if ha don't like it, It is quite possible th at he has been eat- ing something that starts the spasmodic attack Phymcians call it" 1 o ,, ho ; " a lergy, ....  ,, the reaction of the individual, to certain proteins. Others may eat it wth no harm following. Antispasmodic agents--medicine, must be selected by your doctor. He no doubt, has something that has served him well, and his judgnt is infinitely better than yours. The use of opiates is taboo---don't ask him for a shot of morphine with atro- pine. I have found a whiff of chloroform effectual in stopp!ng the spasm, but be sure that it is gene, spasmodic asthma. members of the orchestra gave two selections. The pastor's sermon was on "Invi- tation and Service." The dinner fol- lowed the service. The afternoon program was in charge of Mrs. Spangler, the follow- ing numbers being given: Piano solo, Wilna Emery. Reading, Ma T Ann Spangier. Solo. Bobby Joe Davis. Violin selection, Gerald Ram Piano solo, Reva Emery. Rev. Fowler introduced the speak- er, Dr. G. W. Bonebrake, Conference uperintendent, and astor of the First U. B. church, Decatur, who gave a splendid talk on "Fellowshi The two men who accompanied Mr. Lowery, their Sunday School perintendent, and Mr. Jacobs, gave short talks. Piano solo, Esther Heft. Reading, Betty Lou Allison, of La- tham. Two selections by Orchestra. The Christian Endeavor meeting was held in the evening. There will be preaching services on Sunday, November 20th, and also Communion. The voting for dele- gates to the General Conference will be held. IT'S A LONG TIME SINCE JOHN HAD Rheumatism Happy New--No More Idle Days-- Wife Joyfully. Asserts. As long as you'have an excess of uric acid in the joints, blood and tissues you are goinr to have rheu- mati pains, aches, twinges, and joint swellingsyou can't help but have them. So start today With this swift, safe, popular prescription to get rid of your annoying rheumatic trou- bles. Just ask any druggist for one 85 cent bottle of Allenru---a sensible, scientific formula free from ciates or nerve deadeninr drugsit drives out pain and agony in 48 hours--or money back. Excess uric acid oison starts leave body in 24 hours--the guarantee holds ood for Scitiea Neuritis and Lumbago---why start to get well today.---adv. SAYS COLD WINTER WILL BRING AID TO CORN CROP A good old-fashioned Winter or two of cold weather will make the alarming new corn disease, bacterial wilt or blight, disappear as sudden- ly as it appeared, is the opinion of Dr. Benjamin Koehler, Crop Patholo- gist of the College of Agriculture, University of Illinois, Champaign. Urbana. This is the first season in the wilt was found in epidemic form in field corn, and in some cases the infection has been so severe that it loomed as a real threat to the ,main cash crop of the corn belt. Develop- ment of the bacteria has been favor- Telephone business is different from private business Telephone cox,- panics operate under the authority of the stat@. All service charges arc authorized and are under control of the state. The telephone company has no authority to change an established rate without first receiving permissiO from the governing authorities. The item of depreciation is high on telephone property because so muc of it is outside construction and subject to attack by the elements. Mo of us like to forget depreciation when we figure the cost of operating our autonlobiles. It is very real just the same. With this elephone eompa depreciation averages from $3.00 to $5.00 per year, per telephone. Mainten- ance cost from $5.00 to $8.00 per telephone. (This is not including $r storms and sleets). If computed on the rural lines as a group this figure would be much higher. While our maintenance and renewal expense in ms- terial and labor has doubled, yes. tripled since 1917, still our rates ha not gone up. In the course of thirty-three years, the life of this company, we have had four switchboards, an average of eight years service for each. The r placements were made because they were worn out or had become obsolete- When we had around three hundred telephones, our central office equiP" ment cost $4.00 per telephone line. Eight years ago our modern central office equipment cost better than $14.00 per line, and to replace this no would cost more than twice that. With the present number of subacrllr it would be a physicial impossibility to give satisfactory service with tl old type switchboard. With the present equipment we are enabled ,to give s good service as any telephone company anywhere, and service is what we sell. You have seen the original tamarack poles replaced by larger cedar pol and some of the cedar poles replaced by under ground cable. Much new wire has replaced that weakened by rust, and there is sUll more to be replac Improvements of highways has necessitated the moving, replacing, or r building of lines as many as three times. DEPRESSION NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS This business depression has hurt everybody, everywhere. It is no respe tor of persons. Of course we have lost subscribers, but our experience as t@ loss of telephones is not different from that of other companies. In fact, our loss is less than many others. In the past our subscribers list has con* tained the names of many day laborers. Without income they could not keep their telephones. Others have had their income reduced oa bare existenc Not five percent of those who discontinued the service could pay for a tell" phone if it cost only fifty cents a month. We know these people and und stand ,their condition. There are other sources from which we have lost revenue. Our long : tance business which comes primarily from the various industries has len greatly. This will not improve till there is a revival of business. The loss of business is, of course, a handicap to us and to the service. Invest- ments have been made to meet boomtime demands and those investmentS, necessarily stand idle. Taxes must be paid on them. Unlike a factory, we cannot close down when business is poor or unprofitable. The telephone corn" pany must continue to operate even .though it is losing money. Next year the business man and the farmer will benefit by about a thirty percent red action on the value of taxable property. Not so with us, however, In a special session this summer, our legislature saw fit to pass a law whiclt prohibits lowering property assessments on any public utility. Our taxe last year averaged $2.32 per telephone. What the future holds is a problem. THE RURAL TELEPHONE SITUATION Here is a situation we want to specially call to the attention of our rur friends. Every rural line that has been built was constructed at the solicit- ation of the rural people themselves. In fact, every line built was at the solicitation of, and with the aid of those who wanted "service. They hauled and set the poles. They also paid their service charge a full year in advance. That was a good many years ago. Since that time, ,we have consistentlY" maintained and rebuilt those lines, and have endeavored to give good ser- vice. It seems hardly fair ,that a few of our patrons who are financially able to have service should desert us and use their neighbor's telephone, at $ time when the telephone company is having its difficulties no less than tl rural people. We have endeavored to show that our revenues have been depleted fro a number of sources. The net earnings of. this plant have already reached dangerously near the "zero" point, not omy Dy the loss of telephones but by uncollectahle accounts, but we must continue to operate. Whatever the solution may be for us it does not lie in the reduction of rates. Any rate re- duction necessarily would have to carry throughout the city as well as the rural district. A wholesale reduction, along with other loes would inevit- ably throw the company into bankruptcy. We are all in the same boat. It is up to everyone to sit tight. If we rock the boat we may all go down t- gather. At this point we would like to call the attention of those subscribers who have been paying their service charges quarterly. It may be easier for some to pay monthly. That will be all right, but we do ask that Payments be " made prompUy. We believe that with a farm er it is not a question of whether he can af o ford a telephone, but rather a question of whether he can afford not to have " one, at only five cents a day. There has been many occasions in your rural community where the value Don't guess. "Asthma" may come from heart, kid- neys, or actual disease of the lung. That is not pure and simple asthma. Treat the cause always. Let your doctor determine. But try changing your diet; that is a safe plan always. And, watch for underlying causes of the trouble. Asthma is one of the most treacherous diseases. I wish I could cure every sufferer from this dreadful complaint. Famous Last Lines: "And The Next Day It Also Snowed" ed by mild winters of the past sev- of telephone service could not be computed in dollars and cents. It has oral years. Dr. Koehler explained, been the means of saving farm buildings from destruction by fire and ha N A BaI00r00 M-D saved human life.leewindeed, axe there of ottr older aub$cribers who haV. not at some time found their telephone of priceless value. There is nothi * ) . . that Will take its place in cases of sickness, in accidents, and in other Lincoln, Illinois Eye, Glasses Fitted, Broken Lens Duplicated OVER KRESGE'8 STORE A.F. LIPP INSURANCE emergencies. There is another ide to telephone service often overlooked by those who get along Without telephones. hose people are closing the door to others who find it necessary to call them by telephone, thereby causing them much other fellow by limping along without our service, when if they want soO inconvenience and additional expense. Wy should these people penalize the one they will go to their neighbor's telephone, In conclusion, we want to say thls to our rural friends. We have serve y_o_u for thirty years, our rates have never been .more than those charged uy any company equally as good a service, and tey have been very m leas than those of many other companle Instead of "milking" the plant we have consistently "plowed" most of the ngs back into it, in order that we might give high class telephone service. Serving the public in normal times is not difficult, but in times lille these it Is. To our rural subscribers: Our new directories have Just been reeelve& please call for YOURS. Mt.