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W. C. T. U. COLUMN
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BY MAY BENEDICT
HOW MUCH TIME WILL IT TAKE
When the Lord wan a to grow a
pumpkin vine, three months time is
ail th at is needed. When he wants
to grow a mighty oak he takes three
centuries of tim e, so some wise man
"Rome wasn’t built in a day.” and
a fine, steadfast, Christian character
is not developed on short notice but
duy by day, here a little, and there
a little the im perfections are laid
by and we are able to grasp more
firm ly the things th at are most worth
Every wind th at blows and every
storm th at beats, and sways and
bends the branches ofthe oak, causes
the roots to take a firm er and strong
er grip on the soil and rocks in the
heart of the earfr’i, and in tim e of
drouth the m ighty top root goes
deeper and deeper to obtain the
m oisture for life and growth.
So in human life— the person who
bears the winds of adversity, suffers
hardships, e n d ures tem ptations,
knows what sorrow and heartache
and m isunderstanding • m eans from
experience cannot live a surface life.
He finds th at every wind of adver
sity th at blows will but make him
cling the more firm ly to the “ Rock
of Ages.” “ Dwell deep, my soul,
dweel deep” is a line of a very beau
tiful poem th at one is glad to re
call in this connection.
the enforcem ent of th at law, with All of the elem ents that are a part
out striking directly at the safety of i of education have never been classi
your wife and daughter, the securi fied. They are too difficult and too
ty of your children, and the stability
numerous to analyze. The process
of your property interests.
Prohibition is a part of the basic does not end on commencement day
law of the United States. It is a as the term implies. It is only the
stone in the foundation .There is beginning of a larger and fuller life.
only one wcay in which it can be got
ten out of that foundation without We have grown to know better,
wrecking the structure and that is by though, w hat education means and
the due process of repeal.
The fathers who gav*» us this the great purpose it serves. The mas
glorious country— George W ashing tery of one’s mind and a sound and
ton, Thomas Jeferson, Madison, B‘*n wholesome view "of life are the great
Franklin, John Hancock — deter ends sought. Education has been de
mined how the prohibition law
should be put into the Constitution fined as “the determ ined and long-
The ysaid “ If certain things are done continued effo rt of a serious minded
in certain ways, they m ust be ac person
to train his powers of obser
cepted by the entire people.”
They made it hard to make change vation, thinking a n d refletcion
and the yexpected their children to through gain in knowledge.” Success
accept the changes that were made in the endeavor makes character.
according to the agreed plan of m ak We are apt to judge education by
That plan is the bond of our un its by-products, which, or course, are
ion, the only thing th at holds our essential. Efficiency is one’s work
people and oUr states together. De
stroy it, convince the nation that
the people no longer believe in the
rule of the m ajority, let the people
begin to think that it avails noth
ing to exert the effo rt necessary to
[ “ SUPREME AUTHORITY’
cause the submission of a Consti
tutional am endm ent by tw o-thirds
of Congress and its ratification by
three-fourth of the legislature, let
them think that there is a m inority
who will hold that verdict in cont
empt, and the rule of the ballot
breaks down in this country, with
unlimited possibilities of chaos in
There are enemies of the Ameri-
Hundreds of Supreme Court
con Constitution, of American law,
Judges concur in highest praise
of American society, at work among
of the work as their Authority.
us today. The Bolshevik, the anar
chist, the man who wants to destroy
Presidents of all leading Uni
all existing social compacts is here.
versities, Colleges, and Normal
If he prevails, you men who made
Schools give their hearty indorse-
money for the first time during the
great w ar while sons of prohibition
All States that have adopted a
m others were making the world safe
large dictionary as standard have
for democracy, will hear the mob
selected Webster’s New Interna
rapping at your door, will see your
women cowering in the dargest cor
The Schoolbooks of the Country
ners of the basem ent, will see vour
adhere to the Merriam-Webster
newly acquired wealth ripped from
system of diacritical marks.
your houses to feed the greed of an
archy. Only one thing stands be
Government Printing Office
tween you and that— the Constitu
at Washington use* it as authority.
tion and the law.
WRITE for a sample page oir rK? New
Take your choice, but rem em ber
Words, specimen of Regular and India
what the breakdown of the law will
mean to you personally.
Q .S C.
"The tree that never had to fight
For sun and sky and air and light,
T hat stood out in the open plain
And always got its share of rain,
Never became a forest king,
But lived and died a scrubby thing.
"The man who never had to toil
To Heaven from the common soil,
Who never had to win his share
Of sun and sky and light and air,
Never became a manly man,
But lived and died as he began.
Good tim ber does not grow in ease;
The stronger wind, the tougher trees
The farth er sky, the greater length;
The more the storm , the more the
stre n g th ;
By sun and olcd, by rain and snows, DID YOU -----
EVER STOP TO THINK
In tree or man, good tim ber grows.
W here thickest stands the forest
By Edson R. W aite
We find the patriarchs of both;
And they hold convers with the stars
W. R. Orchard, editor of The
Whose broken branches show the soar
Of many winds and of much strife— Council Bluff* (Iowa) Non-
This is the common law of life.”
— By Douglas Malloch Pareil, Say*:
THAT the greatest wonder in the
News From the Field.
world today is America.
ASHLAND— Mrs. Ann Hill Rus We have six per cent of the
sell, one of our pioneer crusaders in earth’s population — 115,000,000
Jackson county who was the first while outside our territorial domin
president of first Ashland W. C. T. ion there lives on the earth 1,500,-
U. in 1890, is still with us and
while now in her 89th year is able 000,000 people. The U. S. A. con
to be about her home duties and is tains five per cent of the earth ’s
also able to carve still the marble land area.
slabs as she has done so artistically
Our people consume one fourth of
for many years.
Some tim e ago th eW. C. T. U. the sugar produced in the world—
here held a dollar social and each 105 pounds per capita anni .lly. If
one told in rhyme how they earned the balance were divided equally
their dollar for farm home and
M other Russell, a fte r stating that among people outside America the
she’d paid her dollar yearly into allowance would be five pounds per
Ashland union for 42 years sub
m itted the following poem composed capita.
Our pople consume 39 per cent of
shoes produced in the world, 50
I think as long as I can waddle
per cent of the print paper, 53 per
I will w ant to carve on m arble,
And what I earn with my strength cent of the iron, 57 per cent of the
I give the Lord His tenth.
steel. We have one third of the rail
I don’t w ant to be laid on the shelf, road mileage in the world and two
But would rather work for myself. thirds of the telegraph and tele
And when I give to the children’s phone lines. We have 22,000,000
m otor vehicles operating in this
I use the Lord’s very own.
country as against 5, »00,000 operat
For this, He promises to bless’ ing on the earth outside America.
Nor I have none the less
We require 75 per cent of the
As a sercant doing His will
’Tis a sacred duty we can each ful world’s rubhey supply to take care
fill.— W hite Ribbon Review. of our demands. We have accum u
nearly one-half of the visible
WHAT THE BREAK-DOWN OF lated
supply of gold in the world.
THE LAW WOULD MEAN
The only aristocracy we have in
America is th at of m erit.
By Deets Pickett
Our m anifold blessings are due
direcU / to divic.« providw ee and to
You people who are tam pering the fundam ental law of our coun
try which makes all men free to de
You people who talk of “ my velop their talents to the limits of
You little women who go about their respective capacities.
the being room shaking a cocktail Our national income last year was
$89.000,000,000. It was $62,000,-
You editors who are trying to 000,000
make the la wa lie by bringing back
wine and beer and the beer saloon:
You politicians who want the old
saloon back because you think you
need it in your business;
W hat are you doing?
When your daughter goes down The commencement season is here I
the street after dark her safety de — the time when proud parents re
pends upon the law and the respect joice at the achievements of their
of the people for the law.
Your property, your house, your children, the time when boys and
business, your bonds, your bank, de girls feel a tinge of sadness, yet a
pend wholly upon the law for pro sense of relief, that the hard work
Your wife goes around the house of their high school course is over.
in contentm ent and confidence dur Commencement for the average
ing the dav because of the law. students means entry into the world
Your children play around the
house and the school and pass of practical affairs and to the small
through the streets safelv because m ajority the beginning of a new ex-1
the law watches.
in college that may make or ;
Everything that is in and of Am m erience
The event with its I
erica—everything that is worth while stim ulating livea.
contact of youth and
in the life of every individual in i
the United States—rests sauareljr I those who are older occupiez a place
urop the basis of law and order.
Ye« can't destroy the prohibition worthy th* distinction which it re
Uw, you can't ridicule and oppose ceive*.
In life is a m anifestation. Certainly I have had the experience, however,
efficiency is made more probable think less of that outcome than the
with a good education as a ground purpose which it serves in character
work. This hope is high— and a building and providing a sane per-
commendable hope it is— at the end spetcive, which is increased as the
of the academic course. Those who years pass.
Painter and Decorator
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Price* to suit
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for a bargain in
— REA? ESTATE-
63 North Main Street
A. M. Beaver
Beaver Realty Co.
Reliable-Responsible, Real Estate,
References: Citizens Bunk of Ash
land, First National Bank, State
Bank of Ashland— 175 Main St.
Good City for Country
— Buys and Trades—
F. L. NUTTER
240 E. Main
GEORGE E. FOX
REAL ESTATE and INSURANCE
Good Bargains in Land
and City Property
W. G. TRILL
PERL FUNERAL HOME
Corner Sixth and Onkdale
Established in 1885
THE ONLY COMPLETE TITLE
SYSTEM IN JACKSON COUNTY
Abstracts of Title and
Are you going to Buy or Build a
Home in Ashland ? ? ?
Write JOHN B. SHELEY,
Central Point, Oregon
for LOANS-IO year
County Agent for the Benefit Sav
ings A Loan Association
We make loans on town property
anywhere in the county.
SWAN BLUE QUARRY CO.
S. A. Swan, Manager
Is now ready to render best prices
on all kinds of granite and ceme
tery work. Apply P. O. Box 34,
never has progress
seemed so swift
RANDMOTHER’S girlhood would seem pathetically poor
in comforts to us today. She never knew the convenience
of electrically done houswork; of time saved in cooking; of
swift trips tnrough the country by motor; of the world’s best
music in her home, out of the air.
A generation has changed the lives, comforts and habits
of the world.
Tomorrow—new conveniences, new comforts will swiftly
find their way into our lives.
The advertisements will herald their coming. Today a
manufacturer will announce a new and better product. To
morrow a million men and women will use it as an old
An advertisement breaks down the barrier of distance
and tells to all the world—in a day’s time—the best and
newest things the world has devised.
People who keep abreast with progress read the adver
Advertising is a herald to better things