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Proverbs Fit lageof Modern Man Langiu By HAL BOYLE NEW VORK (AP)-The robust wisdom of a people Is expressed in folk sayings—in proverbs and mottoes. "Know thyself," counseled the ancient Creeks, and thereby said it all. Since then we have become a great deal more verbose. Through most of human history, folk wisdom has been expressed in direct sayings and forthright advice. Thus said Benjamin Franklin, an American wellspring of this form of knowledge: "Penny wise, pound foolish." •'If a man could have half his wishes, he would double his troubles." "He that teaches himself hath a fool for a master." "Love your neighbor, but don't pull down your hedge." "If you would know the value of money, try to borrow some." Many a living room then bloomed with samplers that said, "God Bless Our Happy Home." Simpler times were exampled by simpler sayings. Now we live in a complex and confusing time, and our folk wisdom is expressed in complex sayings with a reverse twist. Our mottoes have become as schizophrenic as our thoughts, and reflect the double talk that has become our normal language. We communicate by speaking backwards. Go into any office or factory in the land and you'll see on wall and desk the clouded counsel of our day. I have at hand a small book of these sad witticisms entitled "Signs of Our Times." Here are a few examples of what the book calls "the choicest, most hilarious contemporary signs ever created": That seems to be the key word j to our attitude today—confusion. I B y Jimmy Hallo They'll Do It Every Time HojreUM? IN THE EATCRV WlTM 1MB TWft££*rTEM MENU-YOU CAtit 6ET A WAITER 10 TAKE YOUR QRD£g»** Bisr we puces wnvi EI6HTY-PIVE OSMfiS ON THE TWREB'PAGE BILL OP ttf&'PRESTO.' NO TIME TO MULL IT OVER/ Such mixed-up counsels of despair we give each other, and seek thereby a consolation mora wry than ribald. "If you don't understand it, oppose it! "In case of nuclear attack, run like belli" "It 's better to give than to receive, so what have you brought me?" "If I weren't so busy, I 'd take time off to join in the confusion." If a people can be judged by their mottoes, then we dwell in a time of hollow laughter that echoes an inner despair. That's why psychiatry now dwells in a penthouse—and philosophy inhabits a hovel. BERL Watch Crystals NORD Replaced JEWELERS in 30 Minutes. Official C.B.&Q. and Santa Fe Watch Inspector 314 E. Located E. MAIN ST. Marie Shop Churches Cooperate With School ALTONA — First combined cooperative vacation church .school was held in Altona June 10-21. Lutheran, Presbyterian and Meth: Odist Churches participated. Rev. H. Douglas Fowler, Presbyterian pastor, served as director arid was assisted by Miss Judy Swanson. Nearly 130 children registered for the school which had the theme, "Widening Relationships." Parents were invited to observe the school in operr ation either Thursday or, Friday mornings. This past Monday, a potluck supper was held at the Presbyterian Church and the school's accomplishments were evaluated. Teachers in the school were Hazel Knoll, Nancy Swanson, Mrs. Wayne Icenogle, Mrs. Roger Appel, Mrs. James Hays, Donna Andrews, Ann McGrew, Mrs. Charles Cooley, Mrs. Kenneth Keener, Mrs. Robert Saylor, Mrs. Donald Erickson, Mrs. James Garner, Judy Main, Janice Burns, Ardythe Bjorling, Mrs. Hugh McMaster, Mrs. Douglas Fowler, Mrs. Leonard Johnson, Carol .de- Master, Rev. Andrew Tetzlaff, and Mrs. Lowell Bjorling. Gay Side Swing! PRINTED PATTERN 4908 W . It'a EASY to aew. easy to aee why thla tide-pleat sundreaa la such a hltl Sew it in a day with the pert tasted great. and you didn't gain an •Sj ONLV 1 CALOKIt PtH ^KVIHCi Real cola flavor plus famous pinpoint carbonation, but only 1 calorie per serving New 16 ounce bottles at popular prices tonus |Y CANADA PRY BOTTLING CO. blouse that turns It Into a Jumper Printed Pattern 4908: Children's Sizes 2, 4, 6. 8, 10. Size 6 sundreaa 1% yards 39-inch; blouse % yard 35-inch. . MOTEs Send pattern orders direct to Mew York. Watch addreaa below. Orders wUl NOT be accepted at Galetborfl newspaper office. FIFTY CENTS in coins for thla pattern—add 15 centa for each pattern for first -clasa mailing and special handling. Send to Anne Adams, care of Galesburg Regiater- Mail, 411, Pattern Dept.. 843 W. 17th St., New York 11. N Y. Print plainly NAME. J^DMiiwith ZONE, SIZE and STYLE NUMBER. Just out I 304 design ideaa plus coupon for FREE pattern—any one you choose in new Summer Pattern Catalog. Send 50 cents now 79th Birthday Celebrated at Neiv Windsor NEW WINDSOR—Fifteen members attended the meeting of Unit 80 of the War, Mothers Monday at the home of Mrs. Curtis Young. The group surprised Mrs. Rachel Thomas with a party for her 79th birthday. She was the first president of the unit, which was organized in 1944, Mrs. Herbert Johnson will be the. hostess at the July 8 meeting at the Town Hall. Serve Legion Unit The nominating committee named the following officers Tuesday for the local American Legion Auxiliary: Mrs, Larry Johnson, president; Mrs, Myrtle Thompson, first vice president; Mrs. Carl F. Johnson, second-vice president;, Mrs. Richard W. Anderson, treasurer; Mrs, L. H. Peterson, chaplain; Mrs. Rex Garrett, historian and Mrs. Arnold Roquet, sergeant-at-arms. Auxiliary women will paint the basement of the hall Tuesday. Afternoon workers will brush the walls, and evening volunteers will do the actual painting. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Allen and daughter drove to Nashville, Term., last week to visit Mr. and Mrs. Woodroff Cagle, former residents here. The regular meeting of the Presbyterian Ladies Aid is scheduled for July 2, rather than July 4. Mirror, Mirror... A fulMength mirror on Inside of the- street closet door pays dividends in goodJooks insurance every time you step out of the house. VICTORIA - Lt. Col. Herman Heaton of Washington, D. C, formerly of Victoria, visited in Victoria this week while on his way to California. in Victoria, Col. Heaton visited his mother, Mrs. Margaret Heaton, and other relatives. Col. Heaton, who had been working in space laboratories at the Pentagon in Washington, will take n position at Space Park, located near Rcdondo Beach, Calif. Satellites and missiles are made there under the supervision of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. His family is to join him there soon. Victoria Briefs Mr. and Mrs. Garrigan and family and Mrs. Grendal, all of Florida, are visiting at the Frances Sherman home in Victorta. The Florida women are the former Edith and Ethel Newstrom, sisters of Mrs. Sherman, the former Lola Newstrom. A birthday gathering was held Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gummerson and family in honor of her mother, Mrs. James Blackle of Galesburg. Present were Mr. and Mrs. Arthur McKee, Edna Hedstrom, Webster Hedstrom, of Victoria; Mr. and GaJisburfl ReaistefrMait Jfojesbura, IK. Thursday, June 27, 1 963 15 Williattufietd Bells to Sound VASA Man Visits at Victoria Mrs. Victor Johnson of Wataga; Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Kmg and soft Theodore of Knoxville, and Mr. and Mrs. Wiliiard Nelson. A family get-together was held recently at the home of Howard Craig near Galva. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. Veme Holmes of Victoria, the Charles Holmeses, the William Adams famity, Merle Bryant and Lester Stoddard, of Oneida. Mrs. Keith Ellison of Ipava visited net-mother, Mary Leng, last week and was an overnight guest with her sister, Mrs. Edward Allen of near Cameron. Mrs. Myrtle German of Galesburg and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Booth of Kentucky visited in Victoria, LaFayette and Galva recently. Mrs. Booth, a former resident of Galesburg, is the former Pearl Aten Kennedy. Relatives from a distance who attended the wedding of Rosalee Miiroy and John Chaney were Mr. and Mrs. Milo Gftbs of ElCajon, Calif.; Wiliiard and Robert Craig of Normal; Mrs. Mae Gordon of Excelsior Springs, Mo., and Mrs. Maurice Kaspersan of Clinton, Mo. Mrs. Perry Ives made a business trip to Streator Monday. Bible class meets at the church Friday t 2 p.m. Library period win be held at Victoria Grade School July 37 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Now You Know By United Press Internationa] Since 1951, emigration from Ireland has averaged about 40,000 persons a year, according to the World Almanac and Book of Fads. READ THE WANT ADS! WtLLIAMSFtELD - The local Junior Woman's Club wfH ring the bells of the Methodist Church at 1 p.m. on Independence Day for four minutes. The bell ringing, part of a na« tional move to ring bells July 4, Is designed to remind citizens that the day is for remembrance of Independence, and not just for fireworks and other loud noises. 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