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Greensburg Daily News from Greensburg, Indiana · Page 14

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Forty Years Ago From Greensburg Standard Files, Week of Oct. 23, 1925. A large crowd braved unfavorable weather to attend the Farm Festival held around the public square. There was a large display of home products. Mrs. Flora Filer, 78, died at her home south of here. Initiation of a class of 15 candidates closed the district convention of Modern Woodmen lodges of Shelby, Rush, Bartholomew and Decatur Counties at the Eagles Hall. Rev. James Welsh of the Christian Church spoke at the Westport Christian Church and was accompanied there by a large group from here for the service. The American Legion indoor carnival was a complete success and taxed the capacity of Dalmbert Hall to the limit. Mrs. Ambrose Hickman of the New Pennington neighborhood went to Letts, Iowa, because of the serious illness of her sister, Mrs. Etta Gresham. Miss Stella Murphy, Mrs. C. F. Grouleff and son, Karl, Mrs. Altha Clerkin and daughter, Mary, and Mrs. Earl Jarrard attended the New York Symphony Orchestra concert at Indianapolis. The Apollo Mixed Quartet opened its winter season with a concert at the Hartsville Christian Church. Mrs. Evelyn Eward Robbins was studying violin on Friday of each week at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music under Jean ten Have. Jared Keith, who had conducted a barber shop and photograph gallery at \Vestport for 40 years, was preparing to go to Miami, Fla., where he had employment. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Goddard had purchased the Elmer Winker property at Sandusky and were preparing to move there. George W. Moor of Letts brought to Greensburg for display two Indiana lemons he had grown from a 30-year old tree. They 'were four times as large as ordinary lemons. i\eiigiun in j^niciiv**— Man Can Arrive at Belief in God By Reflecting On His Own Life PUBLIC SALE Having sold our home we will sell the following household goods at public auction, located 3 miles west of Greensburg on Highway 46 to Road 280 West, then 1V4 miles south and V 4 mile west, follow arrows, on WEDNESDAY, NOV. 3 Beginning At 12:30 P. M. Two couch and chair sets; bookcase and books; 3 blond tables; large table; other tables; child's rocker; other rockers; 2 trays; chair and stool; 2 clocks; mirror; phonograph; sewing machine; library table; high chair; 2 cabinets; buffet; nice 4-pc. bedroom suite; bed with 3 matching tables; 2 iron beds; springs; Jenny Lind bed; dresser; pictures; breakfast set and 6 chairs; red double kitchen table and stool; Kenmore coal heater, good condition; coal heater; Frigidaire refrigerator; range; hot plate; lot of dishes; 4 window screens; paint; brushes; some small articles. TERMS—CASH. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wyrick Beesley and Owens, Auctioneers. PAGE 22 Greensburg (Ind.) Daily News; Thursday, Oct. 28,1965 Religion in America— By LOUIS CASSELS By United Press International Is it possible to believe in God on purely intellectual grounds? Many theologians would say no. Religious thought today is dominated by the assumption that God is beyond the reach of human intelligence and can be known only as he takes the initiative in revealing himself. This view is vigorously challenged by Michael Novak, a brilliant young philospher on the faculty of Stanford University in a new book entltled ' "Belief and Unbelief" (Macmillan). Novak argues thai, man can arrive at belief in God without making a "leap of faith" and without depending on the authority of any religious revelation, simply by reflecting upon his own experience and identity- Looking inward at his own deepest nature, Novak says, man finds himself gripped by "a drive to understand." a basic hunger to make sense out of the world in which he lives. This drive to understand is unlimited. It is not atisfied with explanations of the way things work in the physical universe. Nor does it stop with asking how the universe came into being. It wants to know, ultimately, "why should anything exist at all?" Deep Human Intuition Behind the quest for understanding, Novak says, is a deep human intuition that what is real must be intelligible. "It does not make sense to say that the real just happens; for then the real is radically unintelligible." "If . . . there is not a God then the intelligible just happens; it is of itself unintelligible. And the fact that men can make realistic judgments, both in their knowing and in their doing, is an oddity. It doesNnot seem plausible that man's intelligence has no intelligible jela- tion .to the real, tha. it struggles for effectiveness in a world that is not susceptible of being dealt with by intelligence." He contends the thoughtful man is led to believe in God as the "source of the intelligible." 'We conclude that there is a God, and that his existence and power explain why the real is intelligible, and why our drive to understand is as it is." In this concept, Gcd is "not an explanation among explanations, but the explanation of why there are explanations." He is "the source of active understanding in man and of intelligibility in things ... the prompter of the drive to understand and its fulfillment." Knowledge Not Enough Although a purely intellectual belief in God's existence is more satisfying than unbelief as a basis for organizing one's life, Novak says, man hungers for more than the mere knowledge that God is. In the innermost reaches of his being, he is so constructed that he needs to enter into a personal, I-thou, relationship with the author of meaning. "To believe in God is not to accept the conclusion of a deduction .... It is, above all, to enter into a conversation with that God, not through words so much as through the direction of one's attention." "To come to believe is to begin to pray," Novak says, "to come to recognize God is to become aware of standing in a conscious, presence; it is to stand in silent, wordless com- Teen-Agers Analyze Block With Parents munication; and this is prayer." (In the following dispatch, the first of three about the communication gap between teen-agers .and parents, contestants in the Miss Teen-Age American page'ant speak up about the problem.) By PATRICIA MC CORMACK NEW YORK (UPI) — The communication gap between teen-agers and parents ranks as the number one problem on thousands of homefronts nationwide. The adolescents gab for hours on the phone or away from home. Parents converse with ease over the fence or at the supermart. But each strangely grows silent when it comes to anything but "small-talk" between them. UPI asked contestants in the Miss Teen - Age America pageant in Dallas, Tex., about the problem. Here are typical answers to the question: "Why do you think some teen-aeers can't talk to their parents?" —"Some teen-agers are just too immature to get along with their parents, or anyone for that matter who is, in any way, personally concerned with them," said Maile Irnellas, 16, Miss Teen-Age Stockton, Calif. "Some teen-agers do not realize that the problem lies within themselves, and would rather blame their parents . . . this type person has much growing up to do in order to realize that cooperation with a dash of patience and level - headedness could spell happiness for all involved." —Most families nowadays are split into two divisions — the parent and the child," said Georgiana Calley, 17, Miss Teen-Age Portland, Ore. "If the teen-ager feels his parents are too busy he will not bring his problems to the parent. This is resultant from the lack of family unity." —"Many kids are actually afraid of their -parents." said Linoa Sullivan, 17, Miss Teen- Age Dallas, Texas. "They feel that the difference in age creates a lack of understanding on the part of the parent. This situation usually springs from failure to develop a close parent-child relationship early in life." —"Many teen-agers feel that just because their parents happen to ridicule their popular music or disagree with their style of clothes th eyounger gen eration happens to be wearing they will not understand the emotional problems of teenagers." said Rosemary Hager, 16, Miss Teen-Age Pittsburgh, Pa. "Therefore, teen-agers are too embarrassed to come to their parents for advice because they are afraid their parents will not understand." EXECUTOR'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE The undersigned Executor of the estate of Virgil T. Travis, deceased, hereby gives notice that by virtue of an order of the Decatur Circuit Court, he will at 9 a. m., November 12th and from day to day until sold, offer at private sale for cash, at demons Hardware Store, Greensburg, Indiana, the late residence property of decedent described as follows: 40 feet of even width off the entire North side of Lot 6 in John Thomson's Addition to the City of Greensburg. This property is situated at 303 South Franklin Street near town and church. Well worthwhile for anyone interested to investigate. Make bids to the undersigned or to D. R. Ford, Attorney, Greensburg, Indiana. JOHN E. CLEMONS EXECUTOR Estate of Virgil T. Travis, Deceased. A word to the wives! Start gift hinting early Tell fri'm how much it will add to his convenience to have extension telephones throughout the house. He'll get the message—and fast. Public Telephone Corp. A BOOK THAT BELONGS IN EVERY HOME • • L. THE TRIUMPHANT" The Moving Story of Sir Winston Churchill's 90 Momentous Years from His Birth in the Reign of Queen Victoria, Through Two World Wars, to His Death and Funeral. 144 PAGES WITH PICTURES PREFACE BY DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER PER COPY If inconvenient to pickup your copy at the Daily News office, use the order blank below. Enclose cash, check or money order. Add 25c per copy to cover cost of mailing. DATE. GREENSBURG DAILY NEWS GREENSBURG, INDIANA GENTLEMEN: Enclosed find $ for which please mail to the following: NAME _ . copies of "Churchill, the Life Triumphant" L ADDRESS GREENSBURG DAILY NEWS

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