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A T.u-h Old Bird
Five Billions More?
News of Ho;>s
Amos K. R I'inchot. who has lei
sure iuid tliinks, utters profound truth
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"Capitalism is a
tough old bird, that 1
will live a good f
deal longer than :
any of us will."
by organized dol- j
lars and Industry,
instead of organ
ized soldiers, will [
last longer than the j
longer than this
Ls the new financial
feudalism that replaced military feu
dalism. There Is no reason why It
should not last as long as military
feudalism lasted, many centuries.
Senator Borah, one of the senate's
able men, predicts that congress will
sit until November 1, and that five
thousand one hundred and twenty mil
lions more will be appropriated for
immediate spending. That would make
about an even ten billions in extra ap
propriation for this year.
Two thousand one hundred and
twenty millions of the money would
pay the soldiers' bonus in "green
backf." and three thousand millions
would be used to take up mortgages
"Hogs sell up to $10.10. best price
since September. 1930." That conies
from Kansas City?ten dollars and ten
cents for a hog weighing one hundred
pounds. That may not mean much to
you; It means much to the farmers
that raise hogs. It also has meaning
for housekeepers that buy sausages.
For some mysterious reason, when
pork prices go up 10 per cent sausage
prices go up 100 per cent.
Rear Admiral Yates Stirling, Jr.,
commanding Brooklyn navy yard, says
America needs long-range submarines
to protect our Interests In the Pacific.
Since 1918. when sweet peace re
turned. wise Japan, according to Ad
miral Stirling, has built 54 submarines,
Including 27 of long range, each car
rying six torpedo tubes, powerful guns,
able to cross the Pacific and return
without refueling. Japan has also a
special fleet of eight submarines for
placing destructive ocean mines, four
of them able to operate 5.000 miles
from their base. Each could place 45
bombs In the path of enemy shipping.
Newell P. Sherman, choir singer.
Boy Scout master, fell In love with
a girl sixteen, admits that to make
tils way clear he upset a canoe, throw
ing the mother of his two children
into the water, kept pushing her away
from the boat until she sank and
drowned. This young gentleman Is (1
feet 4 inches tall, hut the electric
chair can doubtless be arranged to fit
You will hope that no tender-hearted
parole board will say, "He ought to
have another chance." One chance to
drown the mother of your two children
Rome reports Fascist excitement be
cause "Japan assumes the role of
Mussolini's press says Japan sets
herself up as leader of Asiatic and
African peoples, "against the civiliza
tion and culture of the white race."
A Fascist newspaper calls Japan
"the enemy of Europe and America,
dreaming of world conquest." That ,
seems to he a keg of powder with only
a spark lacking.
Scientists experimenting with guinea |
pigs take one or ten or a hundred
guinea pigs, never all the guinea pigs
College professor?, union labor lead
ers convinced of their ability to Invent
a better government, gentlemen who
believe In no government at all, and
other experimenters, should select a
definite number of American guinea
pigs for experiment, not practice on
the 130,000.1100 all at once.
Miss Margaret McDermott, spinster
I lady of Chicago, left $25,000 for an
old splta dog. Many write to the ex
ecutors saying they simply "adore ani
mals," especially spitz dogs, and would
like to take care of "Pet" In return for
the income on $25,000.
That Interests men that leave large
fortunes to daughters or sons. For
tune hunters from abroad are always
ready to spend money left to daugh
ters, and scheming ladies, foreign or
native, are ready to help a young gen
tleman spend his Inherited money, as
recently illustrated in a certain Ryan
ill dispatches say the Soviet's
north polar flight from Moscow to San
Francisco may start any day. If three
Russian airmen make that 6,000-rnlle
flight, nonstop, from Moscow to San
Francisco successfully, Sao Francisco
wltl be Interested, and Washington.
D. C, ought to be Interested.
The government might even Interest
Bartf In bnlldlng some long distance
(iSMSB Sills Tfiaftm frstfisess, les.
National Topic* Interpreted ?11
by William Bruckart
National Press Building Washington, D. C.
Wash! ng t on.?President Roosevelt
knows and those close to him realize
that sometimes some
A Laugh thing more than a
Not Enough la,,Kh 18 ^Quired to
kill off a rumor. That
Is one of the reasons why the Presi
dent Is planning If and when congress
adjourns to make an extended tour of
this country. He knows of rumors
going about the land that his health
Is not up to par and he Is taking this
method of disclosing to the American
people by action rather than word the
answer that he Is physically fit
Whoever occupies the White House
Is continually subjected to whispered
rumors as well as open assertions of
one kind or another. Some, as In this
Instance, reflect on the health of the
chief executive. Others, as happened
within the last quarter of a century,
reflected on the personal habits and
practices of the President. Still others
have related In times past to personal
fortunes and financial dealings of the
man In the White House. Usually these
?'whispering campaigns" are of a de
rogatory character. No one ever knows
exactly how they start nor is it ever
possible for observers to put a finger
on the rumors as they float by. It is
a condition that seems to be bred by
prominence of the individual about
whom the rumor mongers can operate
because people are always Interested
in what a President of the United
States is doing.
In the current instance the "whis
pering campaign" was largely unknown
to Washington until summer resort
residents began returning to the city.
They brought back all sorts of stories
that were being circulated in distant
places concerning Mr. Roosevelt's
health. The gossip, for that is what
it appears to be, spread like wild-fire
in Washington and became of so much
concern that It crept into one of the
White House press conferences.
"Mr. President," one of the 200 corre
spondents present asked, "are you in
a little bad health?"
The chief executive's answer was the
laugh which has endeared him to many
people. He was Just back from a short
cruise aboard a yacht In Chesapeake
bay. His face was sun-tanned. He
leaned back in his chair and demanded
to know what the correspondents
thought about it I think that the
news dispatches from Washington that
night Indicated rather clearly what the
correspondents thought about the state
of the President's health, for surely
none of these dispatches indicated any
Nevertheless, the rumors continued
to go and a good many thousand peo
ple apparently he
Let People See neved that Mr.
for Themeelvet Hoosevelt had bro
ken under the strain
of his New Deal presidency. So, be
fore the summer Is over millions of
Americans probably will have an op
portunity to see for themselves just as
the correspondents saw at the press
conference that the President still has
his smile; that his hair is no more
gray than when he took office in 1933,
and that his countenance shows no ear
marks of the strtiin which every Presi
dent of the United States finds an in
herent part of that Job.
One trip upon which Mr. Roosevelt
has set his heart is a tour to the Pa
cific coast and return. It will provide
an opportunity for several millions of
Americans to see him and a lesser
number to hear him speak. It will
carry him through territory which con
tains probably obout lialf of the na
It is well recognized In Washington
that no amount of denials by informed
persons or any amount of second-hand
testimony is sufficient to squelch ma
licious stories of the kind that have
been circulated about the President.
The eye witness is the only one who
is prepared to discredit such stories i
and, unless present plans are revised, j
the eye witnesses will he many this j
summer. The President probably will j
make other trips during the late fall
and early winter as well. Plans for
these are still in the making and their
length and number depends somewhat
upon the date of congressional adjourn
The program fits well into the Roose
velt methods. In the 118 months of his
tenure the President has done a con
siderable amount of travel. Tie has
made three cruises on the yacht owned
by Vincent Astor, two of which lasted
more than two weeks each, lie trav
eled to the east coast of Canada In
June, 1933, aboard the craft, Amber
Jack, and returned two weeks later
aboard a nary ship. Last year, it will
be rememlared, he visited Haiti, Puer
to Itico, the Virgin Islands, Colombia,
the Panama canal, Cllpperton island,
and Hawaii. On his return from that j
cruise he crossed the Northwest, mak- I
lng several g|>eoches before reaching
In 1933 and in 1934 he visited Warm
Springs, Georgia, the colony where
victims of infantile paralysis are
nursed back to health and with which
the President, because of his own af
fliction, has had much personal con
nection. In returning from the 1934
visit to Warm Springs, Mr. Roosevelt
?topped at Muscle Shoals, Norris dam,
and Birmingham for personal visits to
points and things which Interested him.
AM of these trips have been In addition
to periodical visits to bis home at
Hyde Park, N. Y., and, apparently, all
that he needs to add to his mileage
this summer is a period of compara
tive calmness in Washington.
? ? ?
If superficial appearances count for
anything, the administration is actu
ally making moves
To Reduce designed to reduce
Deficit the federal trea
sury's deficit. It Is
yet too early to tell definitely what the
plans are and administration spokes
men .are strangely quiet about them
but there are certain signs and por
tents which may be examined in the
effort to determine which way the gov
ernment is headed in respect of the
gigantic expenditures for public works,
relief, and general government costs.
While congressional committees con
tinue to examine tax questions with a
view to enactment of legislation that
will increase federal revenue, the Pres- j
ldent and his advisers have taken steps 1
to cut down the drain on the treasury.
The first and probably the most 1m- j
portant of these moves is the an- |
nouncement that on November 1 fed
eral aid to those people unable to work
will cease definitely. Belief Adminis
trator Hopkins announced after a con
ference with the President that the j
relief policy will be changed on No
vember 1 and that the various states,
counties, and municipalities will be
expected after that date to look after
that segment of the population known
as the unemployables. These are peo
ple who for one reason or another
cannot earn their own living by work.
Previously Mr. Roosevelt had direct
ed his fiscal advisers to make a thor
ough study of relief requirements for
the fiscal year beginning Jnly 1, 1936.
While this Is almost 11 months away,
the President told newspaper corre
spondents that he desired to know as
early as possible what the burden of
relief would be in the future. His an
nouncement was Interpreted as having
a connection with budget requirements
and prospective revenue under the pro
posed new tax legislation.
Earlier, Public Works Administrator j
Ickes had made known that the pro*
pram of public works expenditures for j
Improvement of the Mississippi valley i
and its rivers had been abandoned. It ;
will be recalled that the National Re
sources board had recommended ex
tensive Improvements to be carried out
from public works funds in the hands
of the public works administrator.
These, involve vast sums. Now, it is
made to appear that the PWA and the
administration have in mind some
restraint on expenditures of that char
acter and that hereafter gigantic allot
ments of a public works or improve
ment character may be expected to be
fewer in number.
The result of this will be, of course, j
to hold in the treasury some of the !
total of the $5,000,000,000 public works
Reduction of the outgo for direct re
lief necessarily will be reflected in the
remainder of the public works-reHef !
fund and It is reported that other plans
are in the making which will have as
their prospective end a restoration to
private employment of greater numbers
of idle workers than heretofore have
Then, as another Indication of ad
ministration intention to restore funds
to the treasury and thus reduce the
difference between income and ex
penses was an announcement by Jesse
II. Jones, chairman of the Reconstruc
tion Finance corporation. Mr. Jones
made known that hereafter the RFC
will not make loans to banks. He de
clared that the banking structure was
in an excellent condition and that
further aid was not required.
The fact which Mr. Jones did not
mention in his announcement is, how
ever, that the banks are exhibiting no
particular desire to borrow from the
federal government. The RFC already
holds preferred stock in almost half
of the banks In the country and these
banks, according to RFC records, are
liquidating their obligations as rapidly
as they can do so. This is significant
? ? ?
I have reported to you previously
how slowly the administration plans
for spending the $5,
Workg-Relief 000,0(10,000 works re
Plant Drag "ef fund wore pro
pressing. In connec
tion with the Hopkins' announcement
on relief and the President's relief sur
vey order, It was disclosed that only
approximately fifteen thousand persons
have been given Jobs since the money
was made available. This figure does
not Include the additional list of re
cruits for the Civilian Conservation
corps whose numbers have grown from
KXkOOO to 40BJ00&. It ?n he recalled
that provision was made In the J.1,000,
(100.000 appropriation resolution for an
Increase of the CCC from 300JI00 to
600,000. Thus, In two months, the
CCC has had only about one-third of
the total Increase which was expected.
Frankly, COC enlistments have been so
disappointing that the responsible au
thorities have changed the age limit In
order to permit the maximum of en
tries Into that service. Those In a po- ,
altion to know and who will speak
candidly about ' conditions entertain
some fear that the total ever will ap
proach the 600,000 to which enlistments
New Deal Laws and the Courts
By WILLIAM C. UTLEY
THE New Deal has been tossing
about In stormy political seas
during the last few months In Its
struggle to gain the shore of
economic security, and has at last run
aground on the Constitution of the
United States, from which not iven the
throwing over of billions of dollars in
ballast seems likely to be able to lift It.
Court decisions have been falling
thick and fast, now that New Deal leg
islation has had a chance to get into
application, and claims against it have
had a chance to find their ways to the
tribunals. At one time approximate
ly 400 cases involving New Deal legis
lation were pending in the courts.
Many of these have already been de
cided upon, some by the lower courts
and a few finally by the Supreme
court There are about 17 of them
which the concensus of the press has
Imbued with more importance than all
of the others. Of these cases 15 have
been decided against the present ad
ministration and two for it All de
cisions but one were rendered sluce
the beginning of the year; eight of
them were Supreme court decisions,
leaving the others to be appealed.
Most Important of all such decisions
was that which threw out virtually the
entire structure of the NRA, knocking
the props from. under New Deal plan
ning. This left the President with
three courses of action open: To
build a new and better NRA, to sim
ply suspend action for a while and
'let 'em see how they like it," or to
campaign for an amendment to the Con
stitution which would further cen
tralize legislative power to aid the ad
ministration in coping with changing
social and economic conditions.
For a while it looked as if the Presi
dent's policy was to be a combination
of all three, but of late weeks the
third has emerged more and more
clearly. What has led up to the pres
ent state may be followed through a
resume of the important cases which
have been decided by Federal District
courts and the Supreme court
Test New Deal Legislation.
The first judicial straw which indi
cated the way the storm winds were
blowing was the decision of the Su
preme court on January 7 of this year,
when it declared unconstitutional Sec
tion 9c of the National Industrial Re
covery act. It was the first real test
of the legitimacy of New Deal legisla
tion and blasted high hopes held out
by administration leaders that It would
The court rnled that the Executive
had been given legislative powers
which were uncalled for, that proper
rules had not been laid down for his
guidance. The section had conferred
upon the President the power to pro
hibit the transportation over state
lines of oil which had been produced
in excess of state quotas; the power
Hailed as a victory for the New
Deal was the decision (5 to 4) of the
Supreme court in upholding the gold
clause cases, rendered February 18.
While the decision upheld New Deal
action of denying the gold payment
obligation, the opinions of the Justices
were in several cases severe rebukes.
In this instance there were three
issues at stake. The first resulted
from congressional action In setting
aside the obligation In private con
tracts to pay interest or principal In
gold, or other specific coin or currency.
The action was sustained by the ma
jority of five, who confirmed decisions
of lower courts that "congress had
power to adopt the. Joint resolution
with respect to these obligations of
railroad companies and hence that the
gold clauses could not be enforced and
the bonds were payable In legal tender I
From the court of claims came the
second Issue, which Involved the holder
of a federal gold certificate who
claimed that he should be paid ac
cording to the terms of the gold obliga
tion or Its equivalent. In this case the
court simply said that the plaintllf had
not been able to show any actual dam
ages, so the court of claims had no
right to entertain the case in the first
Much the same was the third Issue,
also up from the court of claims, ln
Tolvlng the holder of a liberty bond
who wanted his payment In gold. And
here the court made a peculiar de
cision. It rather hinted that New
Deal legislation was unconstitutional.
CHART OF NEW DEAL'S
COURSE IN COURTS
(Supreme Court decisions are
shown In black type.)
For New Deal. t
Government gold clause cases up
TV A declared constitutional, re
versing decision of lower court.
Against New Deal.
See. 9c of NRA (President's power
to prohibit interstate transport of
oil In excess of state quotas) de
Sec. 7a of NRA declared void
when applied to companies not en
gaged In Interstate commerce.
Government power to regulate
wages In bituminous coal industry
Right of PWA to condemn land
for slum clearance In Kentucky de
nied. Again denied by Cincinnati
NIRA lumber code held Invalid.
Right of states to form NRA di
visions voided in some states.
Steps for stabilizing milk Indus
try declared unconstitutional.
Railroad retirement act held in
Whole NIRA ruled unconstitu
Frazler-Lemke farm moratorium
President stripped of power to re
move federal officers.
PWA power loans voided.
Kerr-Smith tobacco act voided.
AAA processing tax ruled out.
Hog processing tar from packers
For New Deal: 2. Against: 15.
but refused to do anything about It.
The dictums of the court said: "We
hold that the joint resolution of June
5, 1933, so far as It attempted to over
ride the obligation of the United
States created by the bond In suit, Is
Invalid. It went beyond the constitu
tional authority of congress. But we
hold that the action is for breach of
contract and that the plaintiff has
failed to show cause of action for
actual damages. Hence the court of
claims could not entertain the suit."
About the same time a Federal court
In Louisville, Ky., denied that the
PWA had the right to condemn land
for slum clearance. A Cincinnati
court did the same. Another court
held the lumber codes of the NBA
unconstitutional. In some states, state
courts threw out state recovery acts
which were designed to complement
the national one.
Government power to regulate labor
relations anywhere in the country,
based on the constitutional statement
that congress shall have power to "reg
ulate commerce with foreign nations
and among the several states and with
the Indian tribes," was discarded by
Judge John Percy Nlelds in the Fed
eral District court at Wilmington,
Del., In Wierton Steel company case.
Another jolt for NRA.
Another blow to NRA labor rela
tions was an injunction granted by
Federal District Judge Charles Irvin
Dawson at Louisville to 35 soft coal
operators, relieving them from the
rigors of NRA minimum wage require
Federal District Judge W. L Grubb
in Birmingham took a pot shot at the
TVA when he declared that $1,000,000,
000 experiment unconstitutional, claim
ing that the federal government had no
right to compete with private business
in any state. This was, of course, di
rected at the "TVA yardstick." It
was a New Deal defeat which was
turned into a victory when Judge
Grubb's decision was reversed by the
Circuit Court of Appeals in New Or
A shadow of the destrnctlon that was
to come to the AAA processing tax
was cast when the Supreme court on
Starch 4 voided the plans of the New
Deal for stabilization of the milk In
dustry In New York.
In May the Supreme court deliv
ered three death blows to the New
Deal. One was the decision which
voided the Railroad Retirement act
la another case the court pat a for
ther crimp In President itooseveu s
power by denying him the right to re
move a federal officer from office. The
President had sought to remove Wil
liam E. Humphrey from the Federal
And Another Blow.
The third blow, the one that left
even Franklin D. Roosevelt speechless
(for a while) was the decision In the
Sehechter poultry case. The decision
was all the more crushing because it
was unanimous. In delivering the
court's opinion Chief Justice Hughes
declared definitely that all of the code
making provisions were an unconstitu
tional transfer of legislative powers
from congress to the President and
others who had no constitutional right
to them. About the codes, Chief Jus
tice Hughes said:
". . . Section 3 (XRA) of the Re
covery act is without precedent. It
supplies no standards for any trade,
industry or activity. It does not un
dertake to prescribe rules of conduct to
be applied to particular states of fact
to be determined by appropriate ad
ministrative procedure. Instead of
prescribing rules of conduct, it author
izes the making of codes to prescribe
" . . We think that the code-mak
ing authority thus prescribed is an
unconstitutional delegation of legisla
About the power of the federal gov
ernment to regulate local wages and
working hours the chief justice said:
"Without in any way disparaging
(the administration's) motive, it is
enough to say that the recuperative
efforts of the federal government must
be made in a manner consistent with
the authority granted by the Constitu
"We are of the opinion that the at
tempt through provisions of the code
to fix the hours and wages of em
ployees of defendants in their infra
state business was not a valid exercise
of federal power."
Hits Processing Tax.
On July 10 the Circuit Court of j
Appeals at Boston declared that the |
processing tax of AAA was an unwar- |
ranted use ef the taxing power to reg- \
ulate and restrict cotton production; I
that it was an unwarranted exercise of
federal power to delegate unlimited
power to the secretary of agriculture
to administer the tax, and that the tax
violates the requirement that taxes
should be uniform throughout the
United States. In Philadelphia a lower !
court ruled much the same on the hog
processing tax from packers. The j
whole agricultural program was
"thrown up for grabs."
It is now believed that the adminis
tration will seek to push ns many of
these test cases through the Supreme
count as possible, with the view that
if they are there held to be unconstl- j
tutlonal, constitutional amendment to j
centralize the legislative power of the
nation much more than it is now will
form the important part of the Demo
cratic platform for 1930. That this Is
possible might be indicated by the fact
that 3,500.000 farmers who have so far
received SilOO.OOO.OOO, are directly af
fected by the AAA ruling. With their i
families, they might form a very sub
stantial block of votes to change the
basic law of the land.
One historian, Charles A. Beard,
points out that three times before has
the Supreme court "thrown itself
resolutely acro3s currents of powerful
interests and ideas." Once was in the
Dred Scott case, with its aftermath ,
of the Civil war, and later the Thir
teenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth
amendments, effecting important
changes in the federal system. An
other was the court's attempt during
and after the Civil war to restrain the
President and congress in several de
cisions ; its result was a curtailment of
the appellate jurisdiction of the court
and an increase in the number of
justices from seven ft nine (the two
new ones to be favorable to the re
versal of a decision which the admin
istration wanted reversed, and the
court reversed it). On the third time
the court In 1S95 declared invalid the
Income tax law of 1804. The decision
was reversed by amendment
Of course there Is some question 1
as to whether a parallel can be drawn
between these decisions and the recent
Iones against the New DeaL If such
a parallel can be drawn:
Will history repeat Itself?
C Wstsl Stvwaev Ualoa.
The Supreme Court of the United States.
By REV. P. B. FITZWATER. D. n
Member of Faculty, Moody Bible"
Institute of Chicago.
Western Newspaper Union.
Lesson for August 4
LESSON TEXT?n Kings 22:1-5, jj.
GOLDEN TEXT?Thou ahalt wo.-shlp
the Lord thy God, and htm only nh?it
thou serve.?Matthew 4:10.
PRIMART TOPIC?When a King
Read the Bible.
JUNIOR TOPIC?When a King Used
INTERMEDIATE AND SENIOR TOP.
IC?Things That Keep God Out.
YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULT TOP
IC?What Our Religion Owea to Re
I. Joaiah, a Godly Young King (II
Kings 22:1, 2).
"He did that which was right In the
sight of the Lord, and turned not aside
to the right hand or to the left" About
one hundred years elapsed between the
reformation under Hezekiah and that
of Joslah. Sometime during this pe
riod the Book of God's Law had been
lost Two wicked kings had reigned In
this Interval. It was Incumbent upon
the king to have the Law of God at bis
command and faithfully to read It A
country's highest well-being can only
be attained when It has godly rulers,
and rulers and people not only read
the Bible,'but order their lives and con
duct according to Its teachings. Not
until rulers and people return to God
and conform their lives to the stand
ard of his Word can we hope for return
of permanent prosperity.
II. The Book of the Law Found (II
1. The occasion (w. 3-8).,- It was
while restoring the temple during Jo
slah'8 administration that the Law was
found. In clearing out the dark cor
ners to make repairs and to find a place
to store the subscriptions made by the
people, many lost things were found.
2. The Book read before the king
(vv. 9, 10). Upon making a report
of the work to the king, Shaphan in
formed him of the finding of the Book
of the Law of the Lord, and he read
the Book before the king.
III. The Effect of the Reading of the
Law Upon the King (II Kings 22:11
1. He rent his clothes (v. 11). As
the Law was read before him he was
led to realize the awful extent of the
nation's departure from God. The
rending of the royal robes Indicated
the king's penitence and sorrow.
2. The king gent a deputation to
make Inquiry of the Lord (vv. 12-20).
He Included himself In the guilt before
God (v. 13). His sense of sin was so
keen that he sent to Inquire of the Lord
as to whether there was any means of
diverting the divine judgments.
3. The message, of Huldah the
prophetess (vv. 15-20).
a. Confirmation of what the Law
said (vv. 15-17). She said that all the
curses written In the Law must fall,
for the sins had been so flagrant that
God's wrath could not be restrained.
It was not too late, upon repenting, to
obtain mercy from God, but outward
consequences of sin must be realized.
b. Acceptance of Joslah's repent
ance (vv. 18-20). Because of his ten
derness of heart and deep penitence,
the Lord said he was to be gathered to
his grave In peace and should thus es
cape all the evil brought on Jerusalem
and Its people. What Huldah said was
true, even though Josiah died in battle
(H Chron.. 35:22-25).
IV. The Reformation Instituted by
Josiah (11 Kings 23:1-25).
L The king read the Law (w. 1, 2).
He gathered together the Inhabitants
of Jerusalem, including the priests
Levites, and elders and read unto them
the Law. What a happy scene it would
be If the President of the United
States would call the representatives
of the people together to hear God's
2. The king made a covenant before
the Lord (v. 3). In this covenant he
a To walk before the Lord. Tills
meant that he would get personally
right with God.
b. To keep God's commandments
his testimonies and his statutes. This
obedience was to be a beart obedience
c. To perform the words pf covenant
which were written in this Book. The
king not only entered into this sincere
ly but caused all who were present tc
"stand to" it.
3. The king took away the abomina
tlons (vv. 4-20). He not only broke
down the places of idolatrous worship
but slew the priests who officiated at
4. The Passover kept (vv. 21-23). So
fully and heartily did they enter lnt<"
this reformation that this Passover wn?
unlike any that had been held since the
days of the judges.
5. Workers of the occult driven out
(vv. 24, 25). All the days of the kin?
they departed not from following after
The universe pays every man In his
own coin; if you smile, it smiles upon
you in return; If you sing, you will be
invited into gay company; if you think,
you 'will be entertained by thinkers;
and if you love the world and earnestly
seek for the good that is therein. It will
pour into your lap the treasures of the
earth.?Elmer R. Murphey.
How many people live on the repu
tation of the reputation they might
*ave made.?O. W. Holmes.