The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on March 8, 1963 · Page 5
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 5

Ottawa, Kansas
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Friday, March 8, 1963
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TO BE BEDEDICATED - Ottawa's Bethany Chapel Baptist Church, remodeled after flood protection was assured, will be rededicated at services Sunday, March 10. Church Rededication Sunday Ottawa's Bethany Chapel Baptist Church, located on the corner of 2nd and Poplar, will observe rededication services, followed by open house and reception, Sunday, March 10, at 3:30 p.m. The guest speaker for the afternoon worship service will be Rev. Walter Long, pastor of the Second Baptist Church, Topeka. Mr. Long holds a master of religious education degree from Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, and is dean of the Kansas. State Sunday School and Baptist Training Union Congress. The young adult choir of the Second Baptist Church will furnish music. Since the beginning of what was to become Bethany Chapel Baptist Church in 1867, the 'church has been located in Ottawa's flood district, first at First and Sycamore in 1867. In 1895, the church was moved to its present location at 2nd and Poplar. During all these years, if any part of Ottawa was flooded, Bethany Chapel received water. There seemed finance never to be enough to people move out the "flood district." Therefore, after each rise of "Old Mary," the members of Bethany had a clean up job, and they have never failed to meet the challenge. The church basement was full of water five times in 1961 during the work on the river. Pianos, tables and chairs were lost. Practically everything was lost in the 1951 flood. Now flood protection has come to Ottawa. The dikes are finished, and the flood gates installed. The one time the river has risen to flood stage since the work was completed, the gates were closed to "Skunk Run" (Bethany's main source of water), and not a drop of water entered the church basement. The members now felt they could do something for their church without fear of flooding with the first big rain. The week of the public dedication of the Ottawa Flood Protection project, the work was begun on Bethany Chapel. Hubbard Lumber Co. did the carpentry work; Parrott Electric had the wiring contract; Servatius Plumbing had the plumbing contract; Chris Wilson laid the tile floor; painting was done by C. A. Carter, and drapes, scarfs and covers were made by Mrs. Frank Armstrong and Onetta Johnson. Pulpit furniture was made by the R. D. Worley Cabinet Shop, Chanute. Members express appreciation to all. Also the express Thanks to Ottawa Savings & Loan, Davis Paint Store, Nuzman Lumber Co., Ottawa Transfer and Storage Co., Wilson's Blacksmith Shop, Malott Hardware, Nitcher's Floor Service, Sheldon Tallman Printers, Ottawa Herald, Inc., and a host of members of the church, and friends for the assistance, advice and considerations extend ed during this effort. The pastor, Rev. S. E Hopkins, and members of Bethany Chapel say they are proud of the community, proud of the city and proud of their Church. Sunday School Lesson THE OTTAWA HERALD Friday, March 8, 1963 Responsibility In Stewardship The Uniform Sunday School lesson for March 10: "THE LIFE OF SELF - GIVING SERVICE," Mark 10. By ROY L. SMITH The old proverb which declares "there is nothing new under the sun" is just as true in the field of religion as in economics or politics. The more or less contemptible sin of nepotism, quite generally abhorred in modern politics, reared its ugly head inside the ranks of the 12 disciples. It is known that Mary, the mother of Jesus, had a sister (John 19:25) Nowhere in t h c New Testament however, is therr any mention o her name. There is an impressive host SMITH of scholars who believe, and with some solid evidence to support them, that she was the wife of Zebedee, and the mother of James and John, two young men whom Jesus chose to be members of his disciples' band. In this week's Sunday school lesson, it tells of the request of James and John to sit "one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory." The story as told in Matthew 20:20, 21 tells of the effort made, by the mother of James and John, in behalf of her sons. Now any mother can be forgiven for her ambitions, especially when her boys are concerned. But should an aunt undertake to persuade a leader to put his cousins into positions of authority and power, the case becomes something else. In meeting the situation, Jesus put his finger on the most sensitiv spot in he whole matt- ter. "Are you able to drink the cup that I drink?" he asked. And in asking he laid bare the so one base upon which preferment can be safely justified. There is nothing wrong with power. As a matter of fact, it is something one can well covet. Honestly sought, impartially used, and rightly employed, er is a great privilege. But he who proposes to dabble in power may be very sure that he will soon encounter a vast assortment of evils. The mother of the two disciples may have had some very reasonable ambitions. She may have been able to see a hundred ways in which her sons could exercise power in behalf of right eous causes. But one gets the impression from the total text that she was seeking power for no other rea- son than th gratification of her own ambition. And the philosophy of Christianity sets the question of power n an altogether differen. perspective. And it is exactly at this point that Christianity makes one of its greatest contributions to life. He who seeks power must assume the responsibility that goes with power. It may be a relatively easy thing to win an election, but it is an altogether different thing to do the work of the office. Any man who goes into office on the basis of the confidence and trust of the majority of the people is no longer at liberty to do as he pleases. Because other people have trusted him, he has divested himself of personal rights and privileges, and has become the agent of the people — not alone the people who elected him, but of all the people. The man who has assembled, or come into possession of a great fortune, is no longer a free man. Every one of his dollars demands of him that he shall discharge a dollars' worth of responsibility. Some years ago there appeared, in the congregation I was serving, a quiet woman of evident culture and great force of character. No one seemed to know her, or anything about her. In calling on her one day I learned that ah* d been recently widowed. Shi liad come to our city "to begin life all over again," as she ex* pressed it. But the important fact that came out in he conversation was embedded in a single sentence. "I am face to face with a very great stewardship,*' she said I have never known much about my husband's business. Aside from the fact that he always provided me with an abundance of everything needful, I never knew how much he was making. "Now that he is gone, and I have become responsible for handling the estate, I am staggered by its size. I am going to have to administer one hundred times as much money as I ever did before in my life. I think I know how to give away dollars, but I have no idea about how to give away thousands. That is why I sent for you to get your advice." It is exactly at such a turn of affairs as this that Christianity comes forward with a strict principle — the principle of responsibility expressed in stewardship. "It takes a lot of the grace of God to handle money in a way that does not cost a man his soul," said an old man, who was also rich. Cooperative Sales Volume Is Doubled KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Fanners Union Co-operative Marketing Association almost doubled its sales volume to $79.6 million in 1962 and rebated more than $l'/i million to its members. The figures were reported at CMA's annual meeting Wednesday. It handles grain marketing for about 200 cooperatives representing 60,000 farmers in Kansas, Iowa, Colorado and Minnesota. Ed Johnson of Osborne, Kan., CMA president, reported the year's big development was an expansion of river shipments, putting the co-op into the export business. "Doors once closed to Midwest farmers—because of transport* tion limitations and prohibitive freight rates—have opened wide with the utilization of our rivers as a low-cost means of transporting grain to ports for foreign export," Johnson said. CMA has deferred a plan to build a terminal elevator at New Orleans but has a leasing arrangement there, he reported. It has elevators at Topeka and Kansas City, Kan. $25,000 Bond In Murder Case OLATHE, Kan. (AP) - Lloyd Lee Harsh, 18, charged with murder, has been released on $25,000 bond. Harsh, Olathe High School full back, is accused of slaying a schoolmate, Donna Dee Busby, 17, and wounding her fiance, John G. Thorp, 20. They were shot during a picnic on the Harsh farm Saturday night. Johnson County officers said they were unable to question Harsh before he was released Thursday. Pay Up When Water Goes Off MIAMI, Fla. (AP)-More than 50 residents of Miami Springs scurried to City Hall to pay delinquent water bills Thursday. "I never saw anything like it,' one clerk said. "They came dash ing in as fast as they could, with the money in their hands." Then the truth was learned, A road grader accidentally cut the main water line into Miam Springs. Many residents though their water had been cut off because of non-paid bUla, ERNEST MATTHIAS Luncheon For Christian Businessmen A Good-Will Ambassador team representing Christian Business Wen's Committee International will hold a luncheon at noon on Tuesday, March 12, at Colbern's. Members of the team will include: Ernest .Matthias, Jr., vice president, Waterloo Dredging Co., Waterloo, Iowa; Wendell Lockard, building contractor, Waterloo, Iowa; Graham Hay, former Waterloo business executive who has spent several years in Ethiopia; Robert Sackett, business executive, Waterloo, Iowa; Marvin L. Miller, business executive and former chairman of the Christian Business Men's Com mittee, Waterloo, Iowa, and Verle D. Nietzel, owner and president, Sterheman Clothing Co., Muscatine, Iowa. "One of our objectives," declared Matthias, an International director of CBMC, "is to show that Christianity does work in business. A CBMC Conference will be in Wichita on Saturday, from 10 a. m, to 3:30 p.m., at the Broadview Hotel. All men are invited, and reservations may be made through Dr. Charles Stees, 1007 W. Douglas Ave., Wichita. All men in the Ottawa area are invited for the Colbern's meeting and reservations may be made through Doyle McBrayer, Phone CH 2-1320. Call CH 2-4700 $3,498 Average Farm Income WASHINGTON (AP)-Tlie Agriculture Department reported today that the realized net income for the nation's farms averaged f3,498 last year, a record high. The increase—4 per cent above the 1961 average—reflected largely a decline in the number of farms. Total farm income last year increased less than 1 per cent over 1961. By realized net income, the department means total cash receipts from sale of farm products, government payments, and the value of food produced on the farm minus production costs. Arizona farmers led all the rest with an average realized net income of $24,233. At the bottom was West Virginia's $898 average—a drop from $959 in 1961. The department said the personal income of the farm population averaged $1,430 last year, up $57 from the 1961 average. Included were an average of $926 from farming and $504 from non- farm sources. By comparison, the personal income of the non-farm population was reported at $2,440, compared with $2,345 in 1961. Thus farm people had less than 60 per cent as much income per person as non-farm people. The comparison showed Missouri $2,920, down 0.6 per cent; Kansas $3,907, down 12 per cent. Kettle Pops; Rains Paint HALEDON, N.J. (AP)-A dozen homes and 18 cars received a quick and splotchy paint job- color red—Wednesday when a kettle of paint in a nearby industrial plant popped its top. It was raining at the time, and between the rain and quick hose work by firemen most of the paint was washed off before it could set. An official of Allied Chemical Corporation's Harmon Colors Plant said a safety disc, designed to open at 88 pounds pressure, opened instead at 42 pounds. The bright red paint spewed up and out through a vent pipe. TTiere were no injuries, Police said the paint gushed about 200 feet into the air and was carried by the wind across the homes and cart, FOGLE READY-MIX Invites You to Come See their Modern Ready-Mix Plant Come on out and see for yourself the first class material and workmanship that goes into every load of our Ready-Mix. 100 cu. yd* Blaw-Knox Ben Truck can be loaded In Two Minutes with our 4 cu. yds. Winslow batcher Let Us Mix Concrete to your Special Specifications and Neea's AT OUR CONVENIENT LOCATION AT Fogle Quarry PHONE CH2-4864 NIGHT PHONE CH 2-1782 OUR ROCK WASHER free Estimates Prompt Service With 3 Trucks /o serve you with heated Concrete FOGLE READY-MIX Home Owned ond Operated by Ted Fogle, Ottawa, Kansas

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