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PRINCIPAL ADDRESS BY REV, EDWARD BURGI Mt% P. I* Furry, A, .1. SfiiKcnlKjrg, Bpenk for Atmsor.v Board ami Kind's DniiRlilPrs, Rcs?»pr( i vct. CHtl, BURNS HOME, "As \\o place this stonp into (lift . structure this afternoon, wo think of the unfortunate children who shall romft here nnd find that which nothing <Ms"e can give and: which they so sorely need. This "building is to be their own, their home, their possession. It is not for us who build it; not for those who gave tho means 1o do it. hut for tire poor orphans. It would tie hnrd to 'imagine, anything that could J-ciu-h "the f&ril springs of life more completely {nan such an institution," declared:thej'ltev. Edward Butfii, pastor oC Oak'SaVveiiue Evangelical church, to the'igrtwp fathered nt the corner oC "West Galena find North T-fhrlem avenues for the Inyingr of the. corner stone nt tho King's Daughters Children's home Sunday afternoon. : This impressive service was well attended both by members of the local circles of King's .Daughters and townspeople who have given their support and Interest to the building of the Children's'Home. Mrs. Frank 'Furry, president of tho Comforting 'circle- of King's Daughters presided. The song with which the ceremony opened nnd closed was written by Mary 'Lowe Dichinson, one of tho first ton women,Who organized the King's Daughters organization. ( Following the singing of the hymn, "To Blind Earth's Broken Hearts 1 and Sore" tho Rev, Edward Burgi ; read the sixty-eighth and one'hun- dred, and eighteenth Psalms. The sealed box was then placed and Mrs. ! *.T. Kbchsmc 'T, the member of the King's Daughters Children's Homo Lriyhig of cornerstone of this" building (ook placeStimlrty afternobii and let him shnre youY happiness and you will own more ,1oy than you have ever known. And what is more, you'll come lo feel'that you nre doing something real,' "This is what we are endeavoring (o do here: to build in keeping with the Master's leading, on a foundation of love, sympathy aiid 'unselfish service, in His Name. "Every brick that is placed'in a building like this, every nail that holds the frame of a shelter for little negclected and homeless children, is a testimony to our God. What faith and prayer can accomplish. There is no greater challenge to us today than the call to work among children. "\Ve want to think the people of Freeport nnd Stephcnson county who have lent their influence and help thus far. "We earnestly solicit your prayers and help for the future. There is a, great opportunity. board who first suggested the erec-j for individuals and organizations to tion of a children's homo read the following poem: : "We King's 1 Daughters, have been under a strain, "Upholding this work, with hands, "heart and brain. And buildod with faith, on a rock foundation To bring up children an honor to the nation. Sometimes we have lost, sometimes' we have gained, Sometimes the treasury was ajmpst. drained, , - .'/ •' ' / But'wit'h loyal hearts wo • worked with a will Till the Exchequer again began to fill. - - - - - say began, but wo need some more 3efore> t'o the children" we can open 41. the door But doing the best with what we, ' : -< •— ' ..To, bull^ a home " on,-, this >-beautif-ul Jti spot. ' •''''' '" " motlor "In His Name" In silver -^ lettered love, ./Will be read over the portal of the " door -"And so we are all gathered here ton day, 'To place here the records, and tho « cornerstone lay. r —By Mrs. Wheeler. » After the reading of this poem the formal laying of tho cornerstone took The inscription of the stone -,read "The King's Daughters Child- jen's Home. This Inscription service donated by Mr. H. Nott. Furry Speaks for King's Daughters Mrs. Frank Furry, an active work- cr in Hie King's. Daughters and a member of, tho Children's Homo Board, gave the following address in hehalf of the members of the King's aughters: "This Is indeed a very happy day !or Tho King's Daughters of Steph- mson county, and our hearts are 'llled with joy and thanksgiving lor he opportunity we have in helping mild this homo for needy and ne- rlected children. "It takes a far-seeing eye to dis- | :ern the future man or woman in he child of today, nnd we as Chris- Ian citizens and King's Daughters •elleve in building for the future 'he King's Daughters have realized or somo time tho great need for a lOme in which Anglo-Saxon children eprived of home and Christian j n - luence could receive the caro and raining so e.ssentlal for develop- erit for good health, and Christian haracter that should be the birth- fght of every child. "If ever there was a real need r Christian training in homo and unior activities, It IB today, with BO any broken family circles. Krlw'arU uest aaye, 'Take in a child that your rare", give him your lovo do a fine l)lt of constructive work for tho Kingdom in equipping the rooms of. this fine firo-proofj building. "We hope to dedicate his Home, without a. debt to the honor and praise, to Him whom we are trying to servo In His Name," A. J. Stukcnberg Talks A. J. Stukenberg, representing the Advisory Board of the Home, told of the development of the work of the local women In his speech, which follows: ''?.•' ' ', ' v , •' v ;,"I feel, kind ;f'rlen'ds>. and. fellow citizens, that this is a history-making occason. . f . "I am inclined to two'moods, ono; of reminiscence and the other of ex- ti me optimism. "My m'..Kl goes back about twenty years ,wjie.n the .old.,Coffee House; was a new Institution .in Freeport sponsored by tho King's Daughters. "The building, that they occupied and energies ptinclpally to "the development of a home for young girls coming to Freeport to work in' factories and offices nud who needed the protection of a' home of this kind. • .''',-.-' "Still later they felt Unit tlioir work was being supplemented by the Y. M. C. A. 'and Y.' \A\ C. A. nnd kindred organizations so these, consecrated, devoted women looked around to see what new work they might engage in. They gave. It much thought and prayerful consideration and finally concluded tliat the Lord pointed the way to their establishing a, home for children. "I won't begin to tell you how many Sacrifices they niado and how hard and incessantly they worked to bring it up to today — the Laying ot the Corner Stone. I "I. deem it a. great privilege hnd honor- to represent the Advisory Board at this tiino and know that the Lord's blessing will rest upon the work of these consecrated, devoted, Christian women and that the National organisation of King's Daughters will point with pride to this as one of their Institutions.'' Rev. Mr. Burgi's Address In the concluding talk the Rev. Edward Burgi spokes in congratulation t-> the organization and told of the scope of work which this 'home might accomplish in the following words: .-.•••• -••• » . "Ah institution of this kind stands as -an eloquent tribute to the generosity -and" .faith; -'of the people <wliosc gifts and interest hn,ve mnde it possible. It -Will be a monument more, beautiful than any soaring .shaft you might erect, more enduring than bronze or marble shaped by the skillful hands of an artist. This Home- for Orphan. Children which' tho King's Daughters are building here and whose' corner stone we 'are laying today,.: $111 rtirc^ly; ' : touch --the iives : ot,chiiui-en' in whoso Vearts 'arc endless possibilities for good. It will be a living thlnjr, continuing. Its potent activity- from, day .to. day. and year to year. "This cornerstone is the founda- 'tion of the monument which, you are erecting today. • That foundation • is •more than merely stone, It consists of soul qualities: which -are' more irn- ' portant than the- material things that go to make up this building. There are ideals 'which are being embodied in this structure which are finer than the outward forms. We think of the faith, which goes into the make-up of tlfffs Home. You have believed al lalong that such a Home I is needed, and that it could be 'erect- J ed and. maintained. This stone em- j bodies your faith. It shall be real- i ized. We think of the fine spirit of I humanitarian service which has ! been in the hearts of tiie people of j this. community. There is an earn- j est desire to help tho unfortunate, j to relieve poverty, to guard child- j hood. These beautiful ideals have j grown up and ripened during the j Christian era. They are more prom- ' inent today than ever before in aU ' earthly blessings. Buildings' are meaningless unless wo connect thenr with those who live in them. The people are more important th'an the structure in which they dwell. A's we place this stone into the structure this afternoon, we think of tlift unfortunate children .who shall come' here and find that'which nothing, efoe can give and which they•'jsd; sorely need. This is to be'their own,. their homes their possession. It U not for us who build it; not for thofif who gave the mean's to do it, but fosf tlie poor orphans. It would be hartl to imagine anything that could rentli' the real springs of life more completely than such aji institution. "Childhood has always been lh« special object of solicitlous care. ThA human, infant is the most heifptera of all living, beings, and.yet the : .nipdt wonderful in -possibilities. To car* for and .nurture the child in tli« right way and .train it up to strong, useful manhood or womanhood, i* still the greatest of human tasks',.So we place this slono in the buildlhH for the sake of the helpless childhood of onr community; and dedicate it to the.noble end for Which it was intended. -And here-we eJl ded; icate ourselves to~the great work of training the children o£ o.ur community in the path of virtue..and- righteousness; We here today highly, resolve to make it possible for every child to- have the care of a Christian Home and the nurture of lovit)s | hands and hearts. They shall be led ! in the way Qod intended. . "We congratulate"-, t'he King' Daughters on the aceomplishmen of this noble purpose, and c}ealare " to ar« in tei- after Saturday and KEY. EDWARD BtRGI lhat with tljcm we .will Work for. the ^reat ends which .this Home haa in view. Our prayers are with yo Our hands arc- extended to help. God A. ,J. STUKENBERfi was sold and they despaired for fear they 1 would have to give up their good work. About i! ;it limo a gen tleman bought a building in the sanifi block and a.skeil them If they could use it for their work. They responded with tears in their eyen saying, 'We Joel you have been sent of the Lord.' "They can-led on thrir work in this building for several years, finally buying a building of their own on M«in stivoi and devoting their time history. This Home is a place for i bless you abundantly and lea'd you unselfish service for those who need i onward to complete success in, this help. The building is a realization of tho spirit of service. AVe think of the generous spirit, of those who have given so liberally of their noble enterprise, means to make this Homo a reality. I |, v rOINTED-TOES SHOES OLD Pointed-toed shoes have been worn To you ladies of- the King's Daughters and Uio others of the citizenship o£ Freeport who have poured out your generous tmisures for this splendid purpose, we give the tribute of praise and worthy honor. This Home shall always speak of your love and liberality. "But above all there is in minds the thought of those .shall hero find a homo and refuge in the years to come. This building is to be a home for i>liildren whom fate has robbed of that, greatest of nil women for centuries, according our who to discoveries made during recent excavations near the Bank of England in London. Leather . soles of shoes worn by Roman women of tho London of 1,800 years ago were unearthed. I Beginning Friday, Jijly 22nd Auto Awnings Protection

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  1. Freeport Journal-Standard,
  2. 25 Jul 1927, Mon,
  3. Page 4

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