The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on January 11, 1963 · Page 9
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 9

Ottawa, Kansas
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Friday, January 11, 1963
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•"" —s>«"",.« Sunday School Lesson Religion Doesn't Always Produce Peace Of Mind By ROY L. SMITH The Uniform Sunday School lesson for January 13: "JESUS BEGINS HIS WORK," Mark 1:14-45. It is commonly assumed in wide areas of American life today, that the chief function of religion is to produce peace of mind. But we will do well to remind ourselves that the beginning of Jesus' ministry was marked by a tragedy. As the Gospel of Mark tells the story (and Mark's Gospel is the first of the four to have been written), Jesus began preaching in his home country of Galilee "after John ' SMITH was arrested." Later in his ministerial career Jesus declared that he had no' come to bring peace, but i sword. By that he quite evident- y did not mean to say that he >roposed to become the leader of an armed revolution. Better, rather, that he warned the people that they might expect no soft and easy experience if they accepted his challenge and aligned themselves with the new movement. It is unfortunate that the impression has gotten about that Jesus' disciples were commonplace people. It is true that they did not come from the official classes. But they were, actually, people of some influence and probably of some economic importance in their own community. Matthew (sometimes called Levi) was in charge of the Roman customs house at Capernaum, and was responsible for collecting the duties assessed against the caravans that traveled through the city. At least one Jewish scholar (Eidersheim) has estimated that he had deposited a cash bond with the Roman government in an amount of at least $400,000 in securing his appointment. Peter and Andrew, and James and John, were in the business of catching and salting the Gali lean fresh-water fish, and export ing them to various important cities around the Mediterranean basin. They must have had commercial correspondents in at least a dozen great towns. The buyers paid the banks in their respective towns, letters of credit were forwarded to Capernaum, and the fishermen collected from their local bankers. They could not have been other than men of some local importance, commercially speaking. It was with men of character, standing, and quality that Jesus began his ministry. When, some years later, they Actor Files Libel Suit LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actor Marlon Brando has filed a $5-million libel suit against the Saturday Evening Post. Brando charges the magazine defamed him last June in an article titled, "Marlon Brando — How He Wasted $6 Million By Sulking On the Set." The story was about the filming of "Mutiny on the Bounty," in which Brando stars. Would Call A Hearing On LeLoup Road Work Opportunity for a public hear-1 ing to consider the economic aspects of improving 1.6 miles of Federal Aid Secondary Route 1646 in the LeLoup community of Franklin County was offered today by county officials. The project would extend from the junction of FAS routes 1646 and 263 at LeLoup south to the Interstate 35 interchange. Proposed improvements would include grading, culverts, a bridge and crushed stone surfacing. Eighty feet of right of way would be needed for the project. The right of way on the present route is 60 feet. The centcrline of the road would be moved to the east through the unincorporated village of LeLoup to protect existing homes and other buildings, county officials said. Further information regarding the improvements may be obtained by contacting the Franklin County Engineers Office, Courthouse, Ottawa, Kansas. Any interested citizen of the Le- Loup community may request that a public hearing regarding the project be held by submitting written notice to County Engineer Fred Gardner, Franklin County Courthouse, Ottawa, on on before Jan. 21, 1963. THE OTTAWA HERALD Friday, January 11, 1963 Insurance Firm Loss Uninsured DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., CAP) —Officials of a Daytona Beach insurance company say they hope police find the thief who stole $300 in cash from the firm Tuesday. The loss wasn't insured, they said. I COLLEGE BASKETBALL CURIOUS KITTY — At four months Monte, mountain lion, displays curiousity of domesticated kitten. He finally decides picture taking isn't too easy and decides football is his game. Mountain lion is owned by the Lee Richardson Zoo of Garden City but temporarily is a guest in-home of Ray Ladds in Garden Citv. Cannot Afford A Third University, Says Arthur TOPEKA (AP)—Kansas cannot afford a third university, House Speaker Charles Arthur of Manhattan said Wednesday. Arthur said his position on admission of Wichita University to the state system of higher education is unchanged from two years ago. At that time, while floor leader of the House, he said he was reserving his right to oppose a bill to admit Wichita University to the state system. Even though it was an admisistration bill. Arthur said this year he will not commit himself on any bill in the session until he has had a chance to study it. "I think Wichita U. has a definite place in the state system oi higher education but not as an independent, third university," "I'm not against Wichita U. It's just that I don't think the state can afford a third university." reminded Jesus that they had "left all" to follow him, they were not talking about any trifling sacrifice. They had, literally, staked everything on Jesus, and that "everything" was considerable. There is something very significant about Jesus' word to the .fishermen. "I will make you become." It is the glory of Christianity through the centuries and around the earth, that when men really set out to follow Jesus they begin to become. And the Christian who is not becoming something splendid has, somehow, missed the great central fact and power of the Christian faith. No man makes a more serious mistake than that one does who assumes that, having been 'saved," his responsibilities am ibligations are herewith at an end. He who is truly Christian will ook upon every obstacle, prob- em, and provocation with whicl le is confronted as an opportu nity to take at least one step for ward. No man is really "saved" whc s not "growing in grace." At the close of a lecture at one of our great universities, I was sought out by a serious- minded youth who said, "I am laving a little difficulty in my thinking about religion. As a biologist, I can study molecules and protoplasm under the microscope every day. And as a religious person I can think of God as a creator of all this mysterious universe. But that leaves him a long way off. According to the physicists, this earth of ours came into existence about 5,000,000,000 years ago, and that removes God from me by an impossible distance. But Jesus Christ seems very clear and near. I can reach out and touch his life, know about it, read about it, and study his teachings, and the more I do, the more I am convinced that they make sense." New Harassment For Negro Student OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Students at the University of Mississippi have steppel up the tempo of their harassment campaign against James H. Meredith, the Negro who says he may quit school unless the campus situation becomes more conducive to learning. The renewal of demonstrations comes as a federal grand jury prepares to move rapidly into an investigation of the campus rioting which erupted after Meredith arrived at the university. Students demonstrated inside the cafeteria Thursday night when Meredith went to eat. When he left the building, more than 300 students outside shouted jeers and taunts at the 29-year-old Air Force veteran, first Negro ever knowingly admitted to the university. Several persons were taken into custody briefly by campus security policemen. Student activity cards were believed to have been taken from two youths. This is a form of campus arrest. The demonstration was the most serious since Nov. 1 when Chancellor John D. Williams warned students the university faced loss of accreditation unless the cam pus returned to normal. He said disciplinary action would be taken against unruly students. The federal grand jury returned 55 indictments Thursday after sit ing since Monday. Federal attorneys remain close mouthed about the probe, which may last another two or three weeks. That, apparently, is what Jesus himself meant when he said, "He that hath seen me hath seen the Father." If we can think of Jesus as being "all of God that can be wrapped up in one human life," the "problem of Christ" begins to make sense. This, in a simple sentence, is the Gospel. The problem of God has been solved. Jesus is that solution. Any man who will follow in his way of living and believing will find his problems solving in his presence. IA FF-A-DAY Ml © King Features Syndicate, Inc., 19<53. World rights reserv 'I'm going to mix business with pleasure in your case. Breamiah—you're tiredl" Exciting Game at OTTAWA SATURDAY NIGHT January 12th OTTAWA UNIVERSITY "BRAVES" Vs. COLLEGE of EMPORIA » f •' / t * *ri PRESBIES ff Ottawa University season reserve basketball tickets for nine home Kansas conference games will go on sale at Wassmers Friday morning. They will be $13.50 each. Single reserves and single game general admission tickets will be on sale at the same time. O. U, athletic coupons will apply on purchase of any of these tickets. Buy tickets at Wassmers or at the ticket office in Wilson Field House. WILSON FIELDHOUSE of Ottawa University Varsity Game Time 7:30 Follow Each Exciting Play! This Athletic Activity Message Is Sponsored by Ottawa University and the Following Civic Boosters A & P SUPER MARKET The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company BENNETT CREAMERY CO. BEST TRUCK LINES, INC. (Nelce Isham) BROWN'S HARDWARE & Sporting Goods BRUCE COMPANY, INC. Subsidiary of the H. D. Lee Co. Earl Guist, Mgr. BUD'S HOBBY SHOP Hobbies for all ages BUDGE'S HARDWARE & Floor Covering BUILDEX, INC. BUTLER'S Your Music Man CARL & HAP'S USED CARS Glen Happy & Carl Huntsinger CHAPPELL CLEANERS CITY & TOP HAT CAB SERVICE Pkg. Delivery - CH 2-2550 COLBY FURNITURE CONCRETE MATERIAL & CONSTRUCTION Div. of American-Marietta Co. CR1TES BODY SHOP Conoco Service & Appliance Center DRAKE'S BAKERY DURBIN COIN-OPERATED LAUNDRY & DRY CLEANERS DWIGHT HAWORTH CONTRACTOR FAHiMONT FOODS CO. FD3ST NATIONAL BANK HANK'S SINCLAHt SERVICE 2nd & Hickory FARM BUREAU INS. SERV. Bob Robbins HEATHMAN ODL CO. & SALVAGE HUBBARD LUMBER CO. Earl Schmanke — F. M. Coons HUGHES AUTO PARTS JOHNSON-GOLDEN AUTO PARTS, INC. KANSAS STATE BANK KILE & SON STEEL ERECTION Robert K. and David Kile LAMB FUNERAL HOME Blanche Lamb — Bob Roberts MANN-BELL DRUG CO. MONTGOMERY WARD & CO. MOORE CHEVROLET- OLDSMOBILE NATIONAL SIGN CO., INC. NITCHER'S FLOOR SERVICE OTTAWA COOP. ASS'N. OTTAWA FINANCE CO. OTTAWA HERALD OTTAWA INSULATION CO. A. J. "Andy" Mietchen OTTAWA SAVINGS & LOAN ASSN. PEL CONSTRUCTION CO. PENNY'S READY-MIX CONCRETE Lawrence Ogg — Charles Hendrickson PEOPLES NATIONAL BANK PLAZA THEATRE PORTER-SPEARS INS. AGENCY PRICE OH, CO. (CHAMPLIN) Dorothy Price — Bob Altic RAFFELOCK'S BARGAIN CENTRE Julius and Marie RANEY REXALL DRUG John Reynolds PRAGER RADIATOR SERVICE SAFEWAY STORE RICHARDSON'S SHOE STORE "Finest Quality in Town" SAM'S TIRE AND SUPPLY, INC. "Sam, the Tire Man" SCOTT'S STORE "Ottawa's Leading Variety Store" SELECT DAIRY SOUTH MAIN SHELLY SERVICE "Your Hometown Recapper" SOUTH OTTAWA CHAMPLIN SERVICE Glenn Trout, Mgr. SUFFRON GLASS CO. SUNRISE DAIRY Sunrise and Tastemark Milk TODD MOBILE HOMES (All Types of Mobile Homes) TOWNER'S FUNERAL CHAPEL Joe Towner WILLIAMSON COAL ft SALVAGE CO. WILSON DRIVE-IN CLEANERS BOB WHITE MOTOR CO. F. W. WOOLWORTH CO. Dewey Cook, Mgr. I

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