Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on December 24, 1961 · Page 9
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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24, THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and^LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA PAGE NINE mGOlDEN YEARS KANSAS BLACKBERRY PATCH GIVES THE GOOD LIFE' By THOMAS COLLINS On this last day of the year it is fitting that another "Check List for Retirement" be given in this column. Readers have requested it for those who on this are are completing their careers and for those who, at some point in the new' year coming up, will get their pensions and'go. So here is a check list, not for the two groups cited above because the -column has been advising them all year. .But for everybody who works and who has reached the age of 60. 1. Life insurance: Read your •policies and see what they say. More than likely you've got fine life insurance for a 38-year-old man and a. 36-year-old wife. What can it do for you now? Or in retirement? Check the life insurance company to see if you can convert your policies into retirement income, or something. 2. A will: I'm weary of urging one, and you're probably weary of listening. But you should have had one since the age of 50. Contact a lawyer and write one. It's not for pleasure. It's a duty the older person with money owes his family. 3. Investments: Start getting out of what they call "growth" investments and into investments that will pay you a reliable retirement income—oE maybe 4 per cent. If your investments up to now have made money you'll have to pay taxes on the profit when you sell. Better to sell now and pay the taxes out of salary than to wait and pay them out of pension. 4. Cemetery lot: Buy one for husband and wife, in a spot convenient for Mama to visit, since she's likely to live longer. But don't choose the country town 1,000 miles away where Papa was born and where even the children traveling on jets wouldn't go. 5. Health: Most people working for big companies have company health insurance policies which will lapse when they retire. The 60-year-old .worker who fails to get fully patched up before he loses the insurance hasn't got all his marbles. 6.The widow: A husband should look into his pension, not later than the age of.60 to sec whether he can arrange to have part of his pension paid to his widow in case he dies. This will reduce the pension the husband gets, but - . 7. Success: The man who works will, as a rule, reach his peak of success by 61 or 62 ... seldom after that. So, at some point he should stop flirting with a heart attack and ulcers by working so hard. Long-time employees aren't fired when they start relaxing a bit around 62. 8. Retirement town: If you're moving away, it's high time to start deciding where by the age of 60. And from 60 to retirement, get familiar with it. You have no business playing around in California after the age of 60. if you intend to retire to Florida, and vice versa. A retirement locality takes a lot of cultivating. All vacations between the ages of 60 and 65, plus a few leaves of absence, aren't too much. 9. Your house: If you plan to move out of town when you retire, and you own your house, consider selling it at any time from here on. Because you probably will make a profit on it and CHRISTMAS Greetings TO ALL May this Christmas be a happy one in each and every way; may your heart be filled with gladness upon the joyful day. TIMBERUKE'S GIFT SHOP Grover and Iris and All Employees it's better to pay the tax on that profit while you still have a salary.. Because it may take; a year to sell it for the price you want, and if you wait until the day you'retire to put it up for sale you may get trapped. And because gutters, leaves and snow are no strain on the person past 60 who is renting an apartment, 10. Living costs: The working man at 60 should start a slow adjustment to the level of living his pension will require. A slight cutback in spending between 60 and 61, a bit more from 61 to 62, and so on.. By the time he's 65 he should be adjusted to' his' retirement .income. And in the meantime, still on salary, he should be buying up the essential merchandise he'll need to carry him through retirement- refrigerator, freezer, stove, furniture, TV set, rugs, clothing and mavbe even a good, solid automobile. For the person past 60 there is a good chance that some of these purchases will never have to be made again. There are other preparations, of course. A person at 60 should start pulling out of the green- oea-and-raw-roast-beef circuit, if he is a civic luncheon man (where is it going to get him?); he should start compiling his family's history (when, if not now?); and he should start thinking for himself. For a copy of the-new Golden Years booklet by Thomas Collins, send 35 cents in coin (no stamps) to Pharos-Tribune and Press), Box 1672. Grand Central Station, New York 17, N.Y. (COPYBIGHT 1961, GENERAL FEATURES COKP.) " . . . On Earth Peace, Good Will Toward Men As •' Logan-Land residents put the finishing, touches on 'another Christmas season, and as all the chjldren "were tucked in their beds," thoughts'of the, true meaning of Christmas for many people turn-to.the final;passage of Scripr ture according ' ( to St. Luke — "Peace on earth, good will toward men."The author of this passage was a physician by .trade. His message at Christmastide has been used as. a prescription for the world's aiis for hundreds of years. He wrote'the most beloved story in all literature.. It'has been read and reread throughout ages at Christmas time to retell tne most important story of history— the birth of Jesus. . , It is called the Nativity story, and it is found in the first. 20 verses of the second chapter of the Gospel according to St. Luke, It is only 416 words from the beginning to end, but it has had a greater impact on the minds and hearts of men than any long novel or play you can name. From it have come enough great masterpieces of art to fill Paul Pogensick Rites Will Be Held Today Final rites for Paul Pogensick, S3, of 24 E. Linden, will be this afternoon at two o'clock at the Kroeger funeral home. The Reverend Harold Bond will officiate and burial will be in the Bethlehem cemetery in Adams township. Survivors are a son, Charles, 24 E. Linden; three daughters: Mrs. -Gladys Sinclair, Idaville; Mrs. Bertha Rhine, and Mrs. Ruth Womack, both of South Bend; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. CROSSWORD PUZZLE Answer to Yesterday's Puzzl» ACROSS 1-Ca.tch (colloq.) .(-Ship of tt» desert 9-Cut 12-Beror* 13-Musi«l drama H-Hail! 15-Mexicn.n dish 17-Ceremony 19-Ancient Id-Disinterested 21-Fuel 23-Preponltlon 34-Fuel 27-Sea. ei£le M-Cry of crow 29-Julce of apples 30-Cooled lava 31-Land measur* 32-Dtlty 3.1-Sun god 34-Raln and hall 36-Fo.lse hair 37-Pronoun oS-Laropreya 39-Sunburn 40-Profound 41-N'ot this 43-A month 44-Drled Eraj>« 46-GrJn 49-Bitter vetch 50-Stitched 52-VentIIa.te SJ-BIshoprJc 5<-Cublc meter 55-AIflrraatIvo DOWN 1-Openwork fabric 2-Macaw 3-Lanient 4-FrlRld 5-Simian 6-Pronoun 7-Mistake 8-Den 9-Pralsed 10-EgE5 11-Swordsman's dummystake 16-Everyoni 18- Warm 20-Nofi Zl-Hn.lt 22-Pope'a veil 23-Novelty :5-Ea(cle'» nest 26-Walk wear]]? bed 2S-Dotent In wneel Jl-Remalns al oaae 3Z-AleoSo!lc boveraK« 35-Glrl'a nam« 35-Armed conflict 37-Hlgh sDlrlts 39-rjoctrlnft 40-Man's nickname 42-Sharp, sibilant sound 43-Manufactured 44-Thlng», in law 45-Exisl 46-Pronoun 47-Falafthood 48-PerlOd of time 51-Pronoun 12 27 34 16 35 31 23 30 5-4 32 29 52 55 10 33 11 a hundred galleries. 1 It has inspired a whole library of music, ranging from familiar carols like "Silent Night" .to majestic oratorios like Handel's "Messiah." For more than 1,900 years it has been read; and cherished, by all sorts and conditions of men. It has moved Medieval monks — and atomic scientists; .Roman charioteers and New York taxi- drivers; Oxford dons — and African bushman. The story has been translated into more than 1,300 languages and dialects,, and its poetic beauty always seems to come through.. The story will, as at Christmas time in the past, will ; be read aloud in millions of churches and homes. : ."And'.it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed..".." Luke goes on to tell how Joseph and Mary left their home at Nazareth and .went up to Bethlehem, the home of their ancestors, to be enrolled for.the Roman census. It must have been a harcl JOSEPHINE LOWMAN Christmas Eve Is Night of Best-Loved Sights, Sounds journey for Mary, since, the physician notes, she was "great with child." • And so it was that,, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should, be delivered. "And she brought forth her first-bom son, and wrapped Him. in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn." How many millions of sermons have been preached on that text? The text has been used by all faiths to retell the importance of His birth. The first Christmas did not fall on Dec. 25. That date was picked arbitrarily many centuries later. It must have been some time in the autumn, when the 'weather was still mild in Palestine, for Luke records that "there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night." "And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them and the glory of the Lord shone round them; and they were sore afraid. "And the angel said unto them, fear not; for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a savior, which is Christ the Lord. "And this shall be a sign unto you: ye shall find the Babe wrap- ped in swaddling dotes, lying in a manger. "And suddenly there was with the. angel .a Multitude of the heavenly .host praising God and saying, , "Glory to God in'the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." Whether Luke meant his story to be read as literal history, or dramatic poetry, is a question for Biblical scholars to debate. Some modern scholars, having never heard a choir of angels, assume that no one else has either. Others point out that critical studies have established' Luke as a reliable reporter, who carefully researched his facts. Perhaps if Luke could join in the debate, he would say that the hearld angels' song was audible, then as now only to these willing to hear it. Even though man has not heard .the angels sing, yet the' song has been heard in their hearts that tells the story of the birth of Jesus. In the troubled times of the twentieth century, when some people have only the "song" in their hearts, the true meaning of . . . "on earth peace, good will to ward men" becomes even more significant, not only to Logan-Land residents, but to believing people all over the world. The spirit of good will is in the air tonight. I think this is the time I love best of all of our special times- Christmas Eve! Well-known and loved sounds and sights and tastes and fragrances combine to lift us out of our ordinary everyday lives for a few hours. We are so tremendously affected by our senses of sight and sound and smell. A melody can bring back an occasion or a phase of life, much more vividly than any words could. The odor of leaves burning in the fall, the crisp fragrance of snow on pine trees, the smell of ihe sea. of a tropical swamp, of chestnuts roasting, of roses waft- - ^ ed to us on a lazy breeze of a log fire burning, of a well loved ev ° dish cooking on the stove, all these are comforting, nostalgic and exciting. And We React The sight of leaves dipped in red or yellow, of snow falling like down, of a winter sunset, of moonlight over a lake, of palm (trees swaying in a wind, of a fleeting expression on the face of one we love; all these activate us in warm and sad and happy ways. Tonight we have the epitome of sound and sight and smell. We Diatr. by United' Feature Syndicate, Inc. 23 TK •*?'• : I Greetings From The Fashion Shop and Employees f. have the bright and colorful decorations of Christmas. We have Christmas carols and the jingle of bells and the sound of hurrying feet. These are only props for the real thing—the reason you- and I love Christmas Eve. There is a special something in the very air we breathe. There is no use pretending that it isn't there because it is. There is a feeling of good will toward men. You Feel It You feel it in crowded stores, in packed busses and subways and jammed streets, even in those last shoppi There is a feeling of comradeship and. good ,will and "Peace be with you." I know that Christmas Eve can be sad, even a heartbreaking time for some, but this spirit in the air is available to everyone no matter what his or her situation in life or what problems may be discouraging. Don't miss it for it will dust off your heart. Tomorrow: "Get the Wrong Gift? Why Not Try It Out?" (Released by The Register and Tribune Syndicate, 1961) T0 DUE MANY FRIENDS, OUR WARMEST WISHES! Ross Reid Roofing Co. 217.219 Fifth SL, Logansport, Ind. ALL SHOES FROM OUR REGULAR WOMEN'S AND GIRLS' DRESS SHOES ONLY $5, $6, $7 DOLLAR VALUES 4 and 5 OOtiAR VALUES GIRLS'SPORT OXFOWDS 77 SIZES 4 to 9 REAL VALUES LOAFERS AND OXFORDS WOME^S AND GIRi$ y SCATS CORDUROY TENNIS OXFORDS $3.00 VALUES ONIY All SIZES 4 to 9 SHOE STORE 404 E. BROADWAY SOES FOR THE ENTIRE fiAMlLY and A Happy New Year MAY THE NEW YEAR BRING YOU HEALTH AND HAPPINESS * Margaret Deegan * Florence Sauers * Jenny Krathwold * Agnes Sbanteau * Martha Koontz * Jean Ann Wharton * M. Beth Gillman Ruth Pettit Hanna Hayes Mildred" Downhour Helen Barnhart Carol Klump Janet Strange J. W. Wagner * Jayne Rogers * Norma Wagner * Sue Titus " Rose O'Conner * Caroline Beaulieu " Sandy Sundy * Nancy Hauss and Employees May lioSIdny Season reflect the true dboymdl in « • • „<i^swSttS' !5ts«is««««««««xi«x*«e«xx««!6*w*!«xx«t«*««ie««^a I I K K n K K

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