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TWO M t. Pulaski Times.News MT. PULASKI, ILLINOIS Published awl entered as secon5 class matter in tho at Mt. Pulaski , Illinois, November 17, 1903, the Act of Congress of t.larch 9, 1879. with the Mt. Pulaski Weekly News Aug. 1, 1932) HARRY J. WIBLE, Editor and Publisher Terms of Subscription Year (outside of Logan County) ........... $2.00 (within the County) .................. 1.50 Months .................................... 75 Months .................................. 40 Thursday, November 24, 1932 LET'S COUNT THE BLESSING The institution of our American " Day dates back almost to of the settlement of North by newcomers from Europe. The Thanksgiving Day was celebrate'd by of Plymouth in 1623. After a prayer and fasting the Pilgrims ted and gave thanks to Almighty God the bountiful harvest which enabled to look forward to a winter of am- Aft of the New England colonies and of the others continuod this custom annual day of thankg.iving, and in first year as the first President of the States of Amdrica George Wash- himself made Thanksgiving Day national feast by proclaiming Thursday, 26, 1789, as the day for its cele- bn. has never been a year since; in of wars, internal stress and calamity which we the people of the United of America, have not had genuine to give thanks for blessir:;.s re- For in spite,, of all that has occurred history the American spirit has been daunted and we have grown in spiritual strength. this year of 1932 we sae many things be thankful for. We have come through three most trying years we have ex- in more than half a century. We come through them safely, with far suffering, far less permanent injury national institutions and our na- welfare than have any of the other of the world. On every hand there so plain that all can see that worst is past, and that we are coming " into material prosperity with re- courage and with our national still unshaken. it seems to us, is sufficient reason Thanksgiving Day this year should than a mere holiday, why it be a day upon which every Ameri- actually give thanks to the God for having led us safely thru of despond to the verge of the land again. Convention of Champion Boys and Girls The very pick of the, finest specimens of best products of farms of America are in Chicago this week. Wo do not particularly to the magnificent of horses, cattle, sheep and which are competin,g, for blue rib- bons at the International Live Stock Ex- which opens on Novomber 26th continues until December 3rd. Splen- as these examples of the best products American husbandry are, they are of consequenc( compared with the boys and girls of the 4-H Clubs who are competing at Chicago for the national championships in their pargcular fields of endeavor. Th(se boys and girls Chosen for the an- nual 4-H Congress by a process of elimin- ation are the finest specimens of Amer- ican youth which their rdspective states have produced. They are the hope of our nation's future. They are the ones who will become the solid, substantial citizens of tomorrow. Their destiny is to become themselves leaders in their communities, counties and their states, and to be- fathers and mothers of a generation which carry the development of agricul- ; and of rural life to higher and better than it has even yet reached. We know of no organization or move- has contributed so much to the present welfare and future prosperity our nation than the 4-H Clubs. They double purpose of elevatiIr, the economic standards of the farmer, and at : same time of developing in farm life standards of culture, of beauty and young state champions assembled Chicago have already learned how to great6st amount of happiness and out of life on the farm. THE TIMES-NEWS, MT. FOUR FARM PROBLEMS C. O. Moser, President of the National Cooperative Council and Vice-President of the American Cotton Cooperative Associ- ation, recently pointed out that the pros- perity of the farmer depends upon four things: 1. The cost of his production. 2. The volume of his production. 3. The price he obtains for what he pro- duce, 4. The price he pays for what h buys. As Mr. Moser observed, the first two are largely the problems of the individual. The next two are mainly the problems of the farmer as a group. They are th reason- for-being of the cooperative movement. No singlel farmer, dealing with a large buyin G or selling organization, can have a voice in price. He must take what he is offered or lose the business. When he joins with thousands of other farmers whose problems and hopes are one with his, the shoe is on the other foot. The buying or selling organization has met its Oqual-- and the price is much more likely to be a fair one ....... NO cooperative, of course, can raise prices to the desired level in tones like thase. What they can do it to keep them higher than they would otherwise be and prepare the groundwork for future achiewtments. All over the country the co- operative movement is making gains, both in strength and membership, and the re- sults are, beginning, to show. When the eco- nomic clouds finally clear, an organized a- griculture can be ready for a period of prosperity unpreeedentekl in this century. The best friend of "hard times" is a high tax rate. Reasonable taxes encourage the, invest- ment of capital, the deve)opmeint and ex- pansion of industry, the employment of labor. They encourage home building, sav- in,g and business activity of all kinds. Excessive taxes, on the other hand, have precisely the opposite effect. Theay drive money into hoarding or into tax-free gov- ernment bonds, thus depriving industry of revenue it sorely needs. They make for unemployment and for widespread econo- mic distress. They discourage the home builder. They cause property to be taken over by the county or state for unpaid tax- es, where.;it at once becomes unproductive. Make no mistake about it, high taxation, whether by the federal government, or states, counties or municipalities, has had much to do with creating and prolonging hard time's. Every business man in the United States knows that. So does every investor. So should every worker. The bet influence in favor of good tims would be a decisive cut in the cost of ,government and the elimination of bureacratic waste, red tape and inefficiency. And the best place to begin is right in your own home town, county or state. The tax bill is fast bacoming the barometer of economic con- dition J THE WAY OF LIFE ] By Bruce Barton THE SOCIABLE MAN A wicked falsl'hood has come down thru the. ages. It reappeared in an English book as re- cently as 1925. The author, in describing a visit to tha hi,,h spirited Lord Fisher, tells of finding him less jovial than usual. Ob- viously something was weighing on hi, mind, and he soon revealed it. "You know that Pilate was sueceedett as Governor of Jerusalem by Lentulus," he remarked in dull tones... The new Gov- ernor gave a minute description of Jesus, concluding with the statement, "Nobody has 4ver seen him laugh." With that wretched remark Lord Fisher lapsed into meditative silence. He want0d to be reverent; he had been well grounded in the traditions of his church; he would do his duty as a Christian and an Erg*lish- man, no matter what the cost. But to wor- ship a Lord who never laughdit was a strain. Lord Fisher made no pretense a- bout that. The quotation from Lentulus is a forg- ery, pened by an unknown impostor in a later century; yet how persistently it has lived, and with what tragic thoroughness it has done its work. How many millions of happy-minded folk, whea they have thought of Jesus at all, have had a feeling of uneasines "Suppose," they have said, "he, were to enter the room and find us laughing and enjoying ourselves! When there is so much suffering" and sin in the PULASKL ILLINOIS world, is it right to bl happy? What would Jesus say? .C With such compunctions cheerful folk have had their brighter moments tinctur- ed. The friendliest man who ever lived has been shut off by a black wall of tradi- tion from those whose friendship he would most enjoy. Theology has reared a graven image, and robbed the world of the joy and laughter of the great compan ion. It is not hard to understand when you remember the character of the early the- ologians. The lived in sad days; they uere men of introspection, to whom every simple thin,g, was svnnbolie of some hidden mystery; and life itself, a tangle of philo- sophie formulae. aftted by the death of Jesus, they re- jected the, splendid truth, and fashioned a creed instead. Lambs were put to death in the Temple, as a sacrifice for the sins of the worshipers; ergo, Jesus was the lamb of God. His death had been planned from the beginning of the world; the human race was hopelessly wayward; God knew that it would be and nothing would turn Him from His vindictive purpose to des- troy it but the sacrifice of an innocent Son. Thomas Paine, remarked truly that no religion can be really divine which has in it any doctrine that offends the sensibili- ties of a little child. Is th6re any reader of these articles whose childish sensibilities were not shocked when the traditional ex- planation of the death of Jesus was first poured into his ears? Would any human father, loving his children, have sentenced all to death, and been persuaded to com- mute the sentence only by the suffering of his bst beloved ? Small wonder that the Jesus of such a doctrine was supposednever to have laughed ! THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1932 !The Family Docto--00 By John Joseph Gaines, M. D. CARE OF THE AGED At this writing. I have eight people un- der my care who are over eighty years of age--six men and two, women. All but two of them are on foot; one woman has had a "stroke" but can get about and help herself. She is 85. The other is just past eighty, and has a sprained hip, using crutches to go about her house. One old man, 86, is a veteran of the civil war; an- other will be 88 at his next birthday. It is interesting to watch thesa old boys and girls, who have somehow come mig.hty close to living the right way, else they could not have achieved all these years with success; I meet many of half their ages who really complain more than they do. And they know just a little more about what is good for them to eat than I do. I nevar put them on a diet, except to ask them to eat what "agrees" with them. If I caught one old fellow eating, salted pea- nuts and topping off with ice cream, I would not stop him. If one has diabetes, I do hot by any means cut off a reasonable amount of sugar from his dietary. I hae always been a stickler for letting well enough alone. One of them--just went out my door this moment--has a leg ulcer. I keep DRY dressings applied while it heals nicely. He lau'g.hs over the situation, not at all like a much younger man would do. And, my old people are so appreciative; they make one love the:. They have lived all these.years, i have no doubt, on that very principle. The fellow who is eternal- ly finding fault is in a poor way to live out a long and beautiful existence, because he burns up the good within him We young- er ones may learn from this. French's Chapel French's Chapel Vicinity, Nov. 23. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Haak and Ernie Haak visited near Elkhart Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Baumhardt. Mr. and Mr Edgar E. French mo- tored to Mr. Pulaski Sunday after- noon and visited her sister, Mrs. A1- meda Harper. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Larson motor= ed to Sweetwater Sunday and visited Mr. and Mrs. Harold Henrichson, Mrs. Mary Henrichson and Miss Bertha Henrichson. Mr. and Mrs. Dick Daniels visited near Emden Sunday with relatives. Mrs. Edgar E. French was a guest of Mrs. Charles Wood Tuesday after- noon. Mr. and Mrs. Shelby French were Sunday evening callers at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Larson. Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Haak and family, of Burtoniew, and Mr. and Mrs. James Douglas, of New Holland. were guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Win. Haak. Mrs. Harry Larson was in Lincoln last Friday and attended the semi- annual meeting of the Logan County Teachers' Association. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Rickords, liv- ing west of Mt, Pulaski, were Sun- day visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar E. French. Mr. and Mrs. Shelby French visit- ed kinsfolk in Lincoln Sunday. The Read-Honey Hook Community Club met at the Read school house last Friday evening, November 18th. A short program was given, being in charge of Mrs. Harry Larson, Mrs. Abe Boughan and David C. Hum- phreys. Cup cakes and fruit salad were served by Mrs. David C. Hum- phreys. Mrs. Shelby French and Har- ry Larson. The annual Thanksgiving suter will be held in the basement of the church Thursday evening. MORTALITY IN ILLINOIS HITS NEW LOW MARK Springfield, IlL--That 1932 wiIi show the lowest death rate ever re- corded in Illinois is 'parent in the records of the State Department of Public Health. The mortality rate from all causes, and for a number of specific diseases, including tuber- culcsis, is exceptionally low, accord- ing to a statement issued by the de- partment. Mortality in Illinois during Sep- .tember, the last month for which the reports are in, was decidedly lower than that in any other month up to that time this year, while the cumulative mortality for the first nine months was at the lowest rate for any corresponding period since reliable records have been kept, ac- cording to the statement. During the first nine months of this year, 61,164 deaths occurred in the state against 66,314 in the corresponding period of 1931, a decline of 5,150, or an average of reduction of 18 per day. The annual mortality rate per 1,000 population was 10.5 for the 1 first nine months of this year corn-I pared with 11.5 for the first nine/ ,months of 1931, a decline of nearly 9 [ per cent. Marked decline took place in the mortality from nneumonia, measles, scarlet fever, d'phtheria, influenza, ,infantile paralysis, cerebro-spinal meningitis and tuberculosis" Infant mortality was also down by "a wide margin, giving the state an all-time low record for a period of nine months. HOME BUILDING IN THE UNITED STATES INCREASING Home building is on the increase in America, the United States Build- ing and Loan League reported in I Chicago Monday, and indications are that "the public is convinced that now is the time to build." During September, the report said, loans were made for homeconstruction to the amount of $3,399,633, an increase of nearly $I,000,000 over July. At the same time, loans for purchasing homes increased by $I,500,00, and refinancing decreased almost $5,000,- 000. 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