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The Alamance gleaner. (Graham, Alamance County, N.C.) 1875-1963, August 26, 1937, Image 2

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ISUCH IS LIFE? Birth of Ambition By CHARLES SUGHROE American Legion to Hold Record Meeting in Fall New York Prepare* to House 600,000 Veterans. New York. ? For the first time since the World war, Fifth avenue will resound to the beat of march ing feet of more than a half million war veterans, amid the blare of martial music. The parade will mark the second day of the Amer ican Legion's 1937 national conven tion ? and this city's first conclave in Legion history. During the four-day Legion caucus, September 20-23, it is estimated, conservatively, that 600,000 ex-serv ice men plus their wives and chil dren ? who are represented in auxil iary units such as the Women's Aux iliary and the Sons of the American Legion ? will attend the meeting. The high lights of the convention will include the opening session Monday, September 20, in Madison Square Garden; the Drum and Bugle corps contest, in which 621 individ ual musical units will compete later at the Polo grounds, and the gigan tic convention parade on Fifth ave nue, Tuesday, September 21. Twentieth Anniversary. The forthcoming annual gathering is planned to eclipse by far all its previous efforts and officials of the American Legion describe the ALL-AROUND FROCK For business, for shopping, for school ? a trimly tailored frock of ribbed alpaca comes in navy or black. Studs fasten it down the front, collars and cuffs of men's striped shirting add a new note in trimming. 1937 affair as "the largest ever held on earth by any organization." This year's great convention, marking the twentieth anniversary oi America's entry into the World war, will have as its slogan, "Peace through preparedness." In a tri denominational religious and patri otic service, a thanksgiving for peace since the World war will be offered. The press, radio and Legion peri odicals are being used by the pro moters to induce the members to defer their vacation to coincide with the Legionnaires' convention. From the convention offices here reports indicate more than 100 vet erans' societies and associations plan to hold reunions at the same time. Major-Gen. John F. O'Ryan, New York's ex-police commission er, will head the reunions commit tee. 40 and 8 Reunion. One of the outstanding reunions, for color and interest, at the 1937 convention, will be that of the fa mous 40 and 8. Because this re union plays an integral part in the convention proceedings, there is a 40 and 8 committee, of which the chairman is Pelham St. George Bis sell, president justice of the Munic ipal court. Justice Bissell is chief chemin de fer passe of the 40 and 8, and ex officio of a number of Legion offices. He served with the Seventy-seventh division in France. Simultaneously with the convention is the annual assembly of the Amer ican Legion auxiliary, headed by Mrs. William N. Corwith, present national radio chairman of the or ganization and past president of the New York Department auxiliary. My Neighbor SAYS: Watch out for the borer that is now attacking iris plants. If not checked it will destroy plants. ? ? ? An old automobile rim makes an excellent reel on which to wind the garden hose when putting it away for the winter. Have the gutters of your house cleaned out before the winter sets in. Dry leaves blow in and block them up, thus preventing water flowing through. ? ? ? To wash a flannel shirt, soak it in cold water overnight, so it will not shrink. Then wash it in warm wa ter and put in a very little borax. Rinse in cold water and dry in a good wind. When almost dry, iron on the wrong side. ? ? ? A paste made from bicarbonate of soda and water applied to sunburn gives a cooling sensation almost im mediately. When the moisture has been absorbed from the paste the fire of the burn will have disap peared and the danger of blistering is lessened. ?) Associated Newspapers. ? WNU Service Prominent Figure in Sian Coup General Yang Hu-Cheng, outstanding figure in the recent Sian coup, arrived in San Francisco recently. He is a member of the Chinese commission of military affairs. After several months' sojourn in the United States the general, who is here to investigate military affairs, will tour the principal countries of Europe. Accompanying the general are THE GREAT STONE FACE By LEONARD A. BARRETT Nathaniel Hawthorne relates a story in his "Great Stone Face" which should De read frequently for its philosophy of idealism as a molding factor in life. In the mountains of New Hampshire, nature "in her mood of majestic pla yfulness, formed on the side of a moun tain by some im mense rocks which had been thrown toeether in a certain position, the features of a human countenance" ? the great stone face. According to tradition, some day to the little town there would come a man whose face would be the perfect image of the face of stone, and with him he would bring great and abiding bless ings. In one of the mountain homes there lived a boy named Ernest, who, from his early life, accepted the tradition and looked steadfastly for the arrival of this great and good man. Daily, Ernest would gaze for hours at the great stone face, so that he might be able to recognize the man when he arrived. Many men visited the village, but none fully satisfied Ernest. Mr. Gather gold, representing great wealth, ar rived. "Old Blood and Thunder," the symbol of militarism, also came. Other men came, but all failed to reproduce in identical like ness, the features of the great stone face. After many years, a poet came to the village, and Ernest felt sure that at last, here was the NEW HEAD OF ELKS Major Charles Spencer Hart of New York was elected Grand Ex alted Ruler of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks at its con vention in Denver. He succeeds David Scholtz of Jacksonville, for mer Florida governor. Mr. Hart, a veteran of the World war, has had several stories and books pub lished and is the former managing editor of the Elks magazine. man who was to save the people frotn their calamities. But not so, for the poet discovered in the face of Ernest the perfect resemblance for which the people had been wait ing. By gazing daily at the image on the mountain side, Ernest had unconsciously fashioned his own face after its likeness. The humble mountain boy had become in reality a character strong as the mountain image. His ideals were higher far than those of Mr. Gathergold, or "Old Blood and Thunder." He had fixed his mind upon the eternal strength of that beloved face. He had inspired his soul with the ideal ism of unchanging values. He him self had become like the face he admired, studied, and adored. In every life there should be a "Great Stone Face" ? a command ing and inspiring ideal. We are mastered by oar ideals which may be thoaghts, objects, or persons. The currents of many a life have been changed for nobler purposes by the influence of a great book, or a majestic scene in nature, or bet ter still, by contact with a person ality who gives the strength of sin cerity bought with the price of sac rifice for character. We grow to be like those whom we admire. Bea trice inspired the soul of Dante and herself "led him through Paradise." Browning is never more noble than when ha coiJesses his debt to Eliza c7~fousefiof3 H-fonts J ' By BETTY WELLS J ' TTHEY'RE an outdoor family ? * great on hiking, camping, ex ploring and roughing it. So when they built their new home and started in to plan its decorations, they decided to use leaf greens as the color theme for the entire house, because that's the tone they like best. Their place isn't big and it's all on one floor, so there's a lot to be said for a unified color theme throughout the house. For one thing, it makes the place seem more spa cious and tranquil. But this house wasn't to be rustic or camp-ish, not at all. They liked to come home from their outings to a very civil ized establishment with its own in ho* ji . ilk ..1. An Outdoor Family. dividual charm. So they achieved a very smart effect with beige and white combinations with green. The living room of this small house was to have some new furni ture so that their old things could be relegated to other rooms. The new pieces selected were in bjond wood ?a secretary, endjables and-B -Cof fee table, a console table and a pair of small chests. The old up holstered furniture got new covers in tones of beige. The new living room rug was a brilliant leaf green, the walls white, the ceilings a paler green and the draperies were white ground chintz with a flower design with lots of green leaves and pet als of peppermint pink. White lamps and white porcelain vases for fresh leaves made dramatic accents. Pic tures were framed in blond wood frames. The dining room adjoining had the same walls, floors, ceilings and draperies, but the old maple fur niture was retained here. The mas ter bedroom was the grand ges ture . . . the walls here were paint ed a very brilliant leaf green, the ceilings, beige, the rug was an all beth Barrett. Chaucer awoke the soul of John Masefield, the English poet. Robert Louis Stevenson writes, "Few friends have had upon me an influence so strong for good as Hamlet or Rosalind." Find some book, some thought, some personality which will be to you what the Great Stone Face was to Ernest, a spiritual presence which etherealizes and enobles the highest aspirations of your souls. There are truly sermons in rocks if we will but heed them. "True in fluence comes not from a moment's eloquence, but from the accumula tion of a lifetime's thoughts stored up in the eyes." Let us And an inspiration bigger than ourselves. ?> Western Newspaper Union. over floral carpet on a beige ground and the walnut furniture was re freshed by combination with spreads and curtains of permanent finish organdie, made with billowy white ruffles ten inches wide. Little boy's room had beige walls with a row of framed prints all the way around the wall at a boy's eye level . . . these prints were botany renderings of various types of tree leaves in blond wood frames. This room received some of the left overs from the old living room. ? ? ? A Miniature Appropriation. "I'm like the rest of the world ? I haven't much money to spend!" writes a lady who lives in a little white house on a pleasant but un pretentious street. "But I do think it's awfully important to make my home as attractive as I can and keep it pleasant. Maybe you can help me with my present problems. I'm hoping to do things to my bed room on a miniature appropriation. The s furniture is maple ? g a o d enough, though not up to any fancy decorative scheme. We're buying a new rug and planning to have the room repapered. I'll get new spread, curtains and lamps if pos sible. Since we use this room a lo* for sitting ? it's large for a bedroom ? we keep two old easy chairs here. "These I'd like to slip-cover so they would add rather than detract from the effect of the room. But as the room is used by both my husband and myself, I don't want it to be too feminine. ~ Anything "you" suggest will be appreciated and fol lowed out if it's not too expensive." With maple furniture, we'd like yellow wall paper with little sprigs or dots in white, then brown and white checked gingham for spread and curtains. Make the spread with pleated flounce and you might have a pleated valance for the windows. If you have a skirted dressing table, have the skirt of starched dotted swiss in yellow with narrow brown ribbon bows at intervals around the yoke. The easy chairs might be effective in matching slip covers of Doing Over a Bedroom. a very gayly flowered chintz with quite a bit of yellow in the design, and it would be interesting to arrange them under a wide win dow, facing each other with a low table between. What a nice place for light refreshments or a late snack on a tray! Be sure to pro vide good lamps nearby for read ing light. The rug we'd have in old blue . . . repeat this color in lamp bases, accessories and picture frames. Or you could have a flash of blue in the material chosen for chair covers, too. e By Betty Wells.? WNU Service. AMAZE A M IN UTE SCIENTIFACT S BY ARNOLD Food from a Roman road/ Unemployed English work-|| ERS EXCAVATED AND RESTORED ^POR ARCHAEOLOGISTS An ANCIENT ] Roman road in return for ? FOOD AND TRANSPORTATION. Blind Cight fish - Many c* the lumin ous DEEP SEA FISHES ARE TOTALLY BLIND Death from diphtmeria The u.s Diphtheria death RATE IS NOW TO TIMES HIGHER THAN SMALLPOX. wmibmct. IMPROVED" UNIFORM INTERNATIONAL SUNDAY I chool Lesson By REV. HAROLD L. LUNDQU1ST. Dean of the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. ? Western Newspaper Union. Lesson for August 29 GOD CONDEMNS INTEMPERANCE. LESSON TEXT? Leviticus 10:1. 1. HI; Proverbs 31:4, 5; Isaiah 28:1-8; Romans 14:21. GOLDEN TEXT? Wine la a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. Prov. 20:1. PRIMARY TOPIC.? What a Wise King said. JUNIOR TOPIC? When a Man Drinks. INTERMEDIATE AND SENIOR TOPIC? How Drinking Harms Others. YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULT TOPIC? Why Beverage Alcohol Is a Social Foe. The use of intoxicating liquors is financially unprofitable to the na tion, scientifically unwise and de structive, socially degrading, and morally wrong. I. The Problem. The selected Old Testament scrip tures which comprise our lesson present the use of intoxicants as causing four socially undesirable re sults. 1. Religious disobedience (Lev. 10:1,2; Isa, 28:7). Two things we may rightfully expect of those who serve the nation in its religious life: (1) a vision of God and obedience to that vision in life and service, and (2) the exercise of sound God guided judgment in the affairs of the people. But note what happens when the prophet and the priest turn to wine and strong drink. "They err in vision" (Jsa. 28:7). That is, they have no clear concepts of divine truth, and lead the people into error. Further, we see that "they stumble in judgment." To every true serv ant of God comes repeatedly the opportunity and the need of render ing judgment, that is, of advising and counselling those to whom he ministers. If his mind is befuddled by the use of alcohol (or, for that matter, of any other kind of worldly indulgence) he will "stumble," and cause his people to stumble. A sad incident is related in Lev. 10:1,2 of the sons of Aaron, appoint ed to the priesthood and instructed in its privileges and duties, but coming with strange fire to be of fered before the Lord. Swift and terrible was the judgment they re ceived. We are not told directly that they were intoxicated, but it is implied in the fact that there is an immediate injunction against the use of wine by the priests. Lest someone think that such a thing could not happen in our day the writer mentions word which re cently came to him that a leading seminary has professors on its staff who defend the so-called moderate use of alcoholic drink. 2. Political disorder (Prov. 1:5). While political leaders make sancti monious protestations that govern ment agencies are not influenced by the liquor interests, it is common knowledge to even those who are slightly informed that the two are closely associated. The result of that unholy alliance is rightly de scribed in Prov. 31:5 ? "They for get the law, and pervert the judg ment of any of the afflicted." Much of the sad disorder in the body poli tic is traceable directly to the door of the makers and sellers of alco holic beverages. 3. National decay (Isa. 28:1-6). "Overcome with wine" ? stricken down, useless in life, without true ambition, such is the picture of the man who gives himself to drink. Poverty, with all its attendant so cial problems, follows on the heels of the sale and use of intoxicants. Some liquor dealers are beginning to sense a rising tide of opposition to their business, and are advertis ing, "We do not want bread mon ey," but the fact is that it is all too often bread money that goes for liquor, and the vile stuff is still on sale where the poor man may read ily spend his "bread money" for it. 4. Personal degradation (Isa. 28: 8). "Vomit and filthiness" are not very nice words, but they describe accurately the ultimate condition of the drinker and his surroundings. The writer knows a young man who boasts that he never gets drunk because the "booze" makes him so sick that he vomits it up. Imagine a supposedly intelligent man drink ing stuff so vile that his stomach (evidently having more sense than his head) sends it back? and then boasting of his ability to drink more! II. The Solution, a Divine Princi ple (Rom. 14:21). Thousands of Christian people have solved not only the drink prob lem, but practically every question of conduct and social life by apply ing this principle. Surely no true foUower of Christ will be guilty of doing anything that will cause any brother to be offended, to stumble, or to be made weak. ? Foundations The foundation of domestic hap piness is faith in the virtue of wom an; the foundation of political hap piness is confidence in the integrity of man; the foundation of happi ness, temporal and eternal, is reli ance on the goodness of God. ? Lan dor. Reading Good Books Book love is your pass to the greatest and purest and the most perfect pleasures that God has pre pared for His creatures. A Crocheted Rug Is a Lifetime Joy Pattern 5855 This rug that you can so easily crochet yourself will be a lifetime joy. See if it isn't! Do the stunning medallions separately ? they're just 8V* inch squares ? and keep joining them till you've a rug the desired size. If you like, make each flower center a different col or, keeping the background uni form. Rug wool or candlewicking make for a sturdy durable rug, or otherwise useless rags will also serve the purpose. In pattern 5855 you will find instructions for mak ing the rug shown; an illustration of it and of all stitches used; ma terial requirements; color sugges tions, a photograph of the actual square. Send 15 cents in stamps or coins (coins preferred) for this pattern to The Sewing Circle Household Arts Dept., 259 W. Fourteenth St., New York, N. Y. Please write your name, ad dress and pattern number plainly. What You Seek Have you ever thought how many objects you pass without evfen noticing them ; "how many voices and sounds fail to register with you? It seems that one usually sees what he is looking for and hears that to which his ears are attuned. Perhaps this is what Emerson had in mind when he said that no one brings back from Europe any thing which he did not take over with him. 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