The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on January 18, 1963 · Page 5
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 5

Ottawa, Kansas
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Friday, January 18, 1963
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Sunday School Lesson Someone Must Care For The Unlearned The Uniform Sunday School lesson for anuary 20: "JESUS ENCOUNTERS EARLY HOSTILITY," Mark 2:1 through 3:8. By ROY L. SMITH Very early in his ministry Jesus was confronted with the problem with which all of us have to • deal. A helpless man was thrust into his presence with the expectations that he something about it. Modem life, in age, with a 1 1 the social and economic t e n- sions by which we are beset, is producing a long list qf social casualties. The mentally ill, the physically handicapped, the ignorant' would do an industrial SMITH and the stupid — these we have all about us. Jesus did not go out hunting for this kind of person. He was not a "do-gooder" who invented a problem in order to get the credit for having solved it Instead, he was the kind of person who finds his way clogged by those in need who thrust themselves upon him. Modern life is exacting a terrible toll. The time is almost upon us when the uneducated are to be the unemployable. "Common labor" is rapidly becoming a thing of the past. We have machines, now, to do the heavy work, the dirty work, the monotonous work. There was a time, not so many years ago, when one might have said, "You can always dig ditch es." But the market for ditch diggers is disappearing rapidly But the market for men who can manage ditch-digging machines with all their complication of le vers and appliances, is growing at a precipitous rate. But who is going to care fo the stupid, the unlearned, and the untrained, 15 years hence? And who is going to insist tha our youth of today must trair for the opportunities of tomor row? Unhappily, a very large num her of the "paralytics" of today are in that condition because the; were not willing to make the el ort to avoid being misfits, help- ess, and incompetent. One of the first duties of the Church, and of religious educa- ors, is to impress upon the oungsters of today that life is lot an uninterrupted joy ride, at lie end of which one is to achieve success without effort. It is a wonderful thing to cure a paralytic. It is a more won- lerful thing to save a youth .from whatever paralysis may be seducing him. I have always admired those bur men who brought the para- ytic to Jesus. They were willing even to tear up a roof, if necessary, in order to get something done. It seems quite improbable that when they carried the poor chap out of his house, that they had any thought of tearing up a roof. But they had made up their minds on one subject. They were going to get that cripple into Jesus jresence, come what may! The story leaves the impression that the four men were filled with a great compassion, and [ expect they were; But they may have been relatives who had become worn out with having to carry the paralyzed man about. It is quite possible that he had become quite a tax on their patience. Whatever their motive (and I think it was compassion), they were determined to do something. They might have stood about wringing their hands. They might have written a letter to the government. They might have adopted resolutons. But instead, they set out to do something, and when they came to the end of their rope, they stood ready even to tear up a roof. There are several good things that could come to pass in our town, if it were not for the fact that the rights of roofs have been set ahead of the rights of growing children. On a number of occasions Jesus was found in bad company, but on no occasion was he heard to approve ther "badness." He had an uncanny way of con- demnng badness, wherever he found it — even when he found it among the respectables. He also had a thrilling way of commending goodness, even when he found it among the disrepu- tables. In every case he was keenly aware of the damage that badness .inflicts upon the human spirit, and he was euqally aware of the power of goodness to glor ify that same human spirit. Thrusting himself in among bad people he had a great confidence that goodness might se duce them from badness and cause them to turn wistfully in the direction of righteousness. The church that stands in the midst of wretchedness, withoui seeing it, or doing anything about it, is a poor advertisement ol Christianity, even though it may spend "more for music than am congregation in the city." And the preaching that never refers to the effects of sin tha are to be seen in the immediat* neighborhood of the church, wil never achieve redemption in tha neighborhood. JO-DAT MOCIHTAIION OUTiOOK \ NfAR NORMAL 30-DAY TffMFIJUTUJtf OUTLOOK NEAR NORMAL teum: U.S. WMTHEft BUHfAU COLD MONTH — Map based on those provided by U.S. Weather Bureau forecasts normal precipitation and below normal temperatures in Ottawa area during next 30 days. Wellsville Yearbook Sales Up WELLSVILLE - Sales of the Wellsville Schools yearbook increased 25 per cent this year over last year, according to yearbook sponsor, Will E. Jacobs. Last year had been a record year in sales. A sales contest between classes in the Senior High School recently was concluded. Seniors were winner; juniors, for second place; freshmen, third, and sophomores, fourth. Jacobs said that each of the couples who were candidates for annual king and queen will be pictured together in the annual. Featured as king and queen will be Raymond Wiseman and Pam Poole, who were the senior class candidates. Featured as attendants will be the other candidates: junior class — Chloe Ann Beattie, Charles Moore; sophomore class — Mary Burrell, Jackie Corwine; freshman class — Carol Warnock, John Gleisberg. Pictures of the annual king and queen, the couples who are attendants and other school groups were taken Wednesday. Congress May Cut Budget Now, Restore Items Later tendance banner. The program included two musical numbers by the band clarinet section under the direction of THE OTTAWA HERALD Friday, January 18, 1963 Stanley Ricker. Refreshments followed the close of the meeting. Bennett's Flavor - of - the - Month By WILLIAM F. ARBOGAST WASHINGTON CAP) — If the 88th Congress follows the course of its predecessors, it will sharply cut President Kennedy's requests for new appropriations this year —and restore many of the reductions next year. Congress has been doing this for years. Last year, for example, it trimmed about $4.4 billion from new appropriations requests and its members didn't overlook that fact in their campaigns fo r reelection what they probably didn't mention was that in 1962 Congress voted more than $500 million in so-called supplemental appropriations, most of its restoring cuts made a year earlier. Every Congress usually passes several supplemental or deficiency money bills. Not all of the money involved restores cuts made previously, but a large amount of it does. As new programs are developed, or when unexpected break-throughs occur in scientific and military research programs, extra money is needec Look What's Coming JOHN DEERE DAY WED., JAN. 23 Free Shows 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Plena Theatre Free Lunch Our Store Serving Starts 11:00 a.m. See Charlie Weaver Andy Devine Donna Douglas Titus Moody Allen Jenkins in a fun filled program for the entire family Remember It's ALL FREE for FARM FAMILIES Ottawa Tractor & Imp. 119 E. 2nd CH 2-4400 n a hurry and Congress usually provides it quickly in the form of supplementals. The cutting is heaviest in election years and the restoration of cuts consequently is largest in years following elections. A study of appropriations records for the past five fiscal years shows that total reductions claimed by Congress aggregated about $12.5 billion, while the amount of money appropriated in supplemental and deficiency bills totaled close to $20 billion. Congress (rimmed the fiscal 1962 budget by $4.9 billion, but voted $1.5 billion in supplemental funds for the same year. It cut $211 million from 1961 appropriation requests and approved $2.6 billion in supplemental money for that period. The 1960 reduction was $1.9 billion, the 1959 slash added up to $617 million and the 1958 cut to $4 billion, while sup- plementals for those three years were $1.9 billion, $6.4 billion and $6.7 billion respectively. The cost of pay raises and emergency defense requirements, none of which could be foreseen at the time the original money measure were considered, accounted for a sizable part of the supplementals. He Can't Go Near The Water ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP)-About the only water in the home district of Ernest D. Young, a freshman member of the Maryland Legislature, is the reservoir and boat lake of Baltimore's Druid Hill Park. Nevertheless, the Democratic landlubber has been appointed by the governor to the Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries Committee of the House of Delegates. Young, among other things, is allergic to seafood. "I think it's the iodine," he said Thursday. "I've never been fishing or boating in my life and I can't swim," he said. Wellsville PTA Meeting Feb. 18 c WELLSVILLE - The February > meeting of the Wellsville Parent-Teacher Association has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, in the school multipurpose room. The meeting was to have been Feb. 11. President Jack Carrow p r e- sided at the January meeting Monday night. Devotions were given by Mrs. W. D. Farney. Mrs. George Rebman, treasurer, reported $262.72 as the amount cleared from the penny supper in November. Carrow reported that two new Bibles have been purchased by the PTA for the school library as this year's project. 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