THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1934 THE FRANKLIN PRESS and THE HIGHLANDS MACONIAN PAGE FIVE the tint line oi which reads, The Holy Dibit, and which coo tuns Four Great PAUL VISITS ATHENS PAUL was a doughtly fighter and he had good need to be. He and Barnabas were now ready to start on another missionary journey and a longer one. But they had a quarrel. Paul would not go if Mark went along, and Barnabas would fnot leave Mark be hind. And the con tention was so sharp between them, that they departed asun der one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cy all Brtice Barton prus; And Paul chose Silas, and de parted, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God. Paul did .not get on very well. He met a series of hindrances and changed his route several times. At length he came to Troas, the site of ancient Troy, where he fell ill and saw in a vision a man of Macedonia, saying, "Come over in to Macedonia and help us :" Read carefully the next sentence (Acts 16:10); it is notable for its pro nouns : And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavor ed to go into Macedonia Where do we get this we? Who is it that comes into the narrative just at this point, under the shelter rf this lirle wnrrl W" ? T i the , phvsician-author, Doctor Luke. From here on the book of Acts TODAY and LOTTERIES and morali l he whole subject of lotteries has been opened afresh by the action of the New York Municipal Assem bly in adopting a plan for a city lottery to raise funds for the re lief of the destitute. That is an ancient and still popu lar way to raise money for public or charitable purposes. It seems to me that there is a decided dif ference between a commercial lot- tery operated, for private profit and li' : ilia Knit- of the money paid for tickets goei to a worthy purpose. The outcry against any form of l.n L 2 ..L, Un.' IkAn ArvkKs-isllP1 I FPANK PARKER fTMbC ML srocKBRtpeEfcfy ry in the laws of every state and Hamty But that doesn t mean 1 f co i. Wd that all "margin trading' is foolish upon the supposed debasing effect upon the winners, and the tempta tion to the poor to waste their scanty resources in the hope of winning a big prize. I am not prepared to subscribe to the doctrine that it is a function of government to regulate any in dividual's private morals. GAMBLING . . large Mid mall Where one should draw the line between the lotteries, gambling, speculation and the taking of risks in business is a matter that I have never been able to determine to my own satisfaction. In a sense we are all gamblers. We use the term ordinarily to ap ply to games of chance, in which skill may or may not have a domi nant part. The golfer who bets a ball a hole on his game is as much a gambler as the lady, who plays bridge for a prize; no more and no less. It seems to me that most betting is foolish, because the betters have no control over the outcome of the thing they are betting on. But most people are foolish, any way, and so long as that is so there will always be plenty to bet on the outcome of ihe World's Series or the chance of throwing seven in a crap gamer SPECULATION . . its The Federal Government has im- Tressutei is made up of two kinds of ma terial, that which says "we" and that which says "he" or "they." The "we" sections show the times when Luke was present; the rest of the story he got from others. And now the good news took on a new character. Paul had crossed into Europe ,and found a fresh field. He preached in Philippi, in Thessalonica, which is modern Sa lonica, in Berea, and even in proud Athens. That sophisticated city was the capital of the smart world. For all the Athenians and strangers which, were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing. Partly out of curiosity, partly from genuine intellectual interest, the Athenians allowed Paul to make his way up to Mars Hill and there set forth this new religion of which He was the representative. It was a keen test of his mental agility and he met it nobly. Ye men of Athens (he began), I perceive that in all things ye are very religious. (Nothing in that to give offense.) For as I passed by, and be-, held your devotions, 1 found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. A magnificent flank attack. Sophis ticated and cynical as they were, he had piqued their curiosity. They must hear about this unknown God or run the risk of missing some important "new thing," so they stood quietly and allowed him to hniSh, (Next Week: A Book is Started) Copyright, Bobbs-Merrill Co. posed upon the Stock Exchange and the other public markets for securities and commodities, regula tions intended to curb speculation About one million persons, con siderably less than one per cent of the population of the country, were engaged in speculation when the big crash of 1929 came. Many got out with profits; those who lost1 made a lot of noise about it, The ones who lost had nobody to blame but themselves. They were the "easy marks" who think money can be made by people who don't know how to make it. No sane person would go into the grocery or hardware business without know ing something about it, or expect to make money out of it without jrivinc it all of his attention, day and night. Yet folks who had been successful enough in their own businesses to accumulate a surplus went into stock market operations without knowing the first thing out the market, and risked their LUpildl III all vnn.1 yi isv "'vi they could exercise no control That sort of speculation is pure or speculative. LAND .... and I was in Iowa in 1917 when the big farm land boom was rising to its height. Farmers were pay ing from $300 to $600 an acre for ordinary farm land. Sensible men knew that there wasn't an acre in Iowa that could earn interest on such prices, but that wasn't what these buyers were thinking of. They were thinking of selling the land next week at a profit. By and by the crop of suckers failed, and the last buyers were left holding the land. Much of the distress among farm ers has its root in land purchases Why Suffer From Headaches? 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Iowa land and Florida land and corporation stocks and all the other commodities in which men have speculated and lost have real value, readily determined. I think that anything to prevent free trading in such things is contrary to the pub lic interest and runs against the American tradition. What is needed is wider educa tion in what constitutes real value LUCK . . . always a factor There is no question that the ele ment of luck plays an important part in all human affairs. Turn to the right instead of to the left and you may meet the man or the situation which will determine your whole future, which you would not have met had you turned to the left But luck is accidental, and those who stake anything of material value on it are taking unnecessary chances. Nobody can foresee the future. In a minute anything can happen which will change the whole course of human events. I know a man who had just opened a restaurant on Market Street when the San Francisco earthquake occurred and ruined him. A cousin of mine cancelled his pas sage on the Titanic, only to be killed five days later in an airplane crash at Hendon. The only safe rule of life is to earn your money by the methods of which you are a master, spend less than you earn, and put your surplus into commodities of endur ing value at prices no higher than their permanent worth. Blossomtown Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Mann, of Georgia, have moved in their newi home, which was recently com pleted. The Rev. Bloxham, rector of the St. Agnes Episcopal church, Frank lin, preached at the County Home last Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Pearl Stiles, of Franklin, spent a few nights last week with her sister, Mrs. Irene Southard. Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Holbrooks and children and Jerry Holbrooks were visiting in South Carolina Sunday. Alex Southard made a business trip to Cartoogechaye one day last week. Mr. and Mrs. Dock Stockton and son, Furman and Mr. and Mrs. Thad Dowdle attended the singing convention at Franklin Sunday. Bertie Nell Southard, of Car toogechaye, spent Sunday with Dor othy Southard. Mr. and Mrs. Thad Dowdle were in Clayton, Ga., shopping last Friday. To help you AVOID COLDS Vicks Va-tro-nol Quick! -At that first nasal irritation, sniffle or sneeze just a few drops of Va-tro-nol. It stimulates the functions provided by Nature in the nose to prevent colds and to throw off colds in their early stages. Where irritation has led to a clogged-up nose (a stuffy head cold or nasal catarrh) Va-tro-nol penetrates deep into the nasal passages re duces swollen membranes clears away clogging mucus brings comforting relief. Va-tro-nol is powerful, yet absolutely safe for both chil dren and adults. It has been ON Ml! 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