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Vol. VII.—No. 4.
RALEIGH. N. C.. JANUARY 23, 1913.
An Appeal To Boys
'‘Your first duty in life is toward your afterself. So live that
your afterself—that man you ought to he—may in his time he possi-
l)le and actual.
Far away in the years he is waitinghis turn. His hody, his hrain,
his soul, are in your hoyish hands. He cannot help himself.
What will you leave for him ?
Will it he a hrain unspoiled hy lust of dissipation, a mind trained
to think and act, a nervous system true as a dial in its response to the
truth about you ? Will you, hoy, let him come as a man among men
in his time ? Or will you throw away his inheritance before he has had
the chance to touch it ? Will you turn over to him a brain distorted,
a mind diseased ? A will untrained to action ? A spinal cord grown
through and through with the devil grass of that vile harvest we call
wild oats ?
Will you let him come, taking your place, gaining through ex
periences, hallowed through your joys; building on them his own ?
Or will you fling his hope away, decreeing wanton-like that the
man you might have been shall never be ?
This is your problem in life; the problem of more importance to
you than any or all others. How will you meet it, as a man or as a
When you answer this, we shall know what use the world can
make of you.”—David Starr Jordon.
One Dollar a Year.