Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on October 9, 1928 · Page 4
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Sterling, Illinois
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Tuesday, October 9, 1928
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W* Cora* From Akth&k Tb« *tt« erf tlit oMrat city of lh» world 1'" Hronrtd In tt» r*ll*jr of the Tietr- rfwr by » p»rt? of scientists npftsifnlljyt V* University <rf Michigan and tjn* Toledo Mu*- esf Art. Burled ben*-*tl» the rubbl* of u Rsemedlng cltl#s the t»sp!orrrs found •she foundation Bton»R of th» cSty of Akshak. which W*s ftld before thf pyramids wwrf built awl bfflter* Nineveh or Ur of th<» chuldpf^ Jvafi b«n l«id out, Th« city jws»?<5 out of fxlit«nce long, long sgo; the Rornsn fmpr-rur Trajan wicked it in th« first trntury A. D , »nd It has been c wind-blown, sa robbSsh br-fl.p PVCT sine™, tr. j--omrthlng iascinaUng nlvnit the discovery of the nitns of ancient cities. Tlic IRCC wasn't very far from «av»gery whrn this old city was b»l!t. Human bcinics wrr«- ( rificcd on blood-stained altars in the temples. The wisest men in the world believed the future could be foretold by looking In the rr,lrall-i of animalj; and were convinced that they could control tht we&ther by pcrfortoJng slmnge rltfai with decorated sticks and colored pebbles. Nobody, had ever doubted that might made right The high water marfe c{ civill]»Uon was represented in a mud palace where a half naked king Impaled people he tiidn't like. If a disinterested, elvlited observer— tin? familiar man from Mars, for instance — couM have vi.sited that, city then, he surely would have concluded that human beings never would rise more than two or three decades pbove the level of animals Yet. in that barbaric city, were hidden the germs of all cur progress. The city itself passed away, consumed by time and by the trampling soldiers of Trajan's legions. The people that inhabited it went to graves that do not now exist, and the very memory of the place disappeared. Yet something r.urvived. Something— *a impulse, a subconscious aspiration, ft veiled desire — proved immortal. Through long centuries of darkness, warfare, suffering and defeat, humanity nourished that spark. .It glowed and became a flame, and now and then— at Athens, in Judea. at Rome — it burned with a light to make all of mankind's pathway brighter. Incomprehensibly, the race made progress. Today the forgotten, ruined city of Akshak stands like a milestone, incredibly far back on the long road from darkness. We were there, on«. in tha dim morning; of history. Today our curious scientists polce among the rubbish, with spade and pick. We hava left it many leagues behind us. But we muat never forget that we once were there. That Sact— the contrast between Afcshak and the city of today— Is » final answer to all the doubters and pessimists of the world. October's Lasy Ghosts If we Americans were half as smart as we pretend, we would arrange matters so -------------- tltat we could" get "our~Vuc«tl61ia""Iii"OctoWr7" The average vacation comes when the weather is hot. The seeker ol rt-st and relaxation misses both objectives; he follows the ancient American custom of dashing about at top speed, gets jostled by crowds, scorches his hide on tome blistering bathing beach, and wmd& up more weary Uian when he Marled. But October is no month for hustling, It Is time for leisure and contemplation. It wouldTate a Thau of fron^determinatidn to travel too last between September and No, veinber. The ghosts ot all the long-dead Indians are abroad in October. The smoke from their phantom campfires fills the country "tie with a thin blue haze, and the dry leav*s rustle mysteriously in quiet woodlands and level cornfields, as if the unseen were following the old trails, again. Now the. noble red man was notoriously laxy. When a scalping party was afoot hs got energetic, to be sure; but the bulk of his ------ tiate--was-srjenrrtn~tte~puTsult~or t-asf ; Tle^ was a past master of the art of lying on his back in the shade and inviting his soul to loaf. It was not fur nothing that the Indians were the flm human beings to smo^i tobsujpo — and in pipes, ut that. A pipe demands leisure and contemplation. ' If we could take our vacations in October we might catch a iiiiit or two &bout this art of loafuig. We have a bit too much energy. All oi our prizes go to the men who can travel tilt fastest. The "tired bUAiness man" is a tyi>e; iridetd, ue rather take it for granted that a man who is not constantly tired from overwork is not quite up to snuli. All of this is very isne. in a way. We are growing great 1 and proipeiuui. Our exi»rts go to every p*jrt of the world. New factories, skyscrapers, hridgvfi. wftrchpu&es are bemg bulk everywhere. One perjicn in every live owns wa «uto«ioiiUe. And so cu:, But life isn't a rnaiu-r of hre«4 abase., Tise »«« Usat is kept too clo** to th* grtad- . stci/ie can uever tictta uu.- line savor of &u October wind. T«tU buildings, however decor. ative, ca» bhut us cvut Itoui »jxy guaijise ol - • d»t«.t»t hamiom." It is too easy to k«t sigisi, o£ <air divinity in a t*ngie of crowded »Ue«t». ~ '•' Oetobejf Is the nwlukkte. Its c . iWotaia * dreaaiiiig p*«i» that we asea B than w« n*#a aa^OiifiS' tls*. It WOHW be a feswuii for » vacatt»~« viitsktteJ to * tmn could cut loose from ibg kou iiatcttjBw «g* mi4 g«t tec& to » «f ttie stopi*. «H-p«rvftdlB§ beau- s«*«iJJtjr tost *re tus r^HUui ty Tim Alttcw, ol, is tere wt Upughi all tte tu >m" may 5o<;- *> n *'.ih s .ti!u!f (put rorn on tb*" <'o TJi* old-frt^hlonrd r^' inr to tl»» e-ir.-nr. ; n Bnr . «; fit] her wrl'h n Ir tv. Iml Birth rnnfn>l ;<; ea<v r>art \K to rniitrni thTU f Wr?.h- could th« Imrrt fifteen years Amfrlrnni-TTi: RldtriK with the Bcamp who \f shrewd rnn\isi\ to cutr, ihs jifople you dont like. If n Dixie colonel looks worried, h« may bs b mill m»n trying to fevor s protective tariff without being R You rnn f-rt nlmopt everything from R m»i!-brdtr concern now except taxes to support j'our home town. The man who found n nicer way of saying "second-hand cars." could sell Florida* a conx-incing substitute lor the, word "hurricane." The final test of manhood is to wait tinUl friend wife has ftafshefl h«r re- marts and then close the door instead of slamming it. Keep the aliens out. If immigration had remained uhrestrictfed, nobody would have inrented an automatic dish washer. A Brooklyn hold-up girl sobbed to attract her victims, but the sob as preliminary to a hold-up Isnt new to husbands,The prize for something goes to the traveling salesman who stole the village speed sign. "Warning! This place is inhabited!" and hung it above his bed at the hot«L Another tiling you pay for without knowing it is the damage done by til? smart hick who tries to get his money's Worth by dropping cigarette buttg on the hotel rug. Correct this sentence: "When my husband brings home unexpected company," said she, "I never make apology for my dinner." smrmis LErS NOT FORGET TtfAT (Ruth c*merom Ooe of the hardest things, it Kerns to me, about death is the fact that the loss of a beloved companion not only deprives you at infinite happiness but it also leaves for & time a sting in all the best things of life. The closer the companionship has been, •the-more- vivid and- appreciative -the- person— ality that has been taken, the greater and more omnipresent the sting. We laugh at a humorous happening and the laugh ends in a sigh because we know the one who is gone would have so thoroughly appreciated the ironic humor of that event. We read a wonderful passage in a book and our enjoyment of it is tarnished by the longing to read it to him and enjoy his appreciation of it We see a marvellous sunset and the uplift of our spirits is pricked by that sting—to think that ihe. wilLnirecr, see anj'tMng like this ..again, Or we cannot bear the exquisite loveliness of music because his ears will never again listen to the music he loved so well. But Doesn't This Take Out the SUngT The sadness is inevitable and yet Is It not illogical, especially if we have any belief in the religion we most of us profe&s? We were talking one day about the goodness of God. One who doe.i not believe in any established religion was nevertheless arguing that a beneficent power must eidst_s|nce we Jiave so many manifestations of its will to beauty and its inlinite power all about jig_Jn the beauty and completeness of life. In the miraculous cycle from grub to butterfly, in the incredible man-el of the- human embryo, in the inimitable achievement of the human eye. in the minute pmectkms of a million flowers, in tmituer love and sunsets and the sen, to colors and stare and music and fricnd- &hip and sunshine, "You like to do kind tilings for those you love," he argued, "and so does He and He can think of so many more wonderful ones than you can." U«w Do Yon Know It Was Creel? "But He sometimes does things we wouldn't be cruel enough to do," argued the Agnostic, "think about Mary and how UK: loved everything irj hie and how everyone lov*d her. I wouldn't have been cruel enough to have taken Mary away." • How do you know," came back the twift answer, "that it was cruel since you doo't ki&w U< *li4t iiise has goaf? You know wh&t &!u: has lot.! but you know nothing of wtyU tile h*j» gained." Isn't that the anvwer to our grief for what the one we have io&t is musing, isn't it the salve Iqt *Ung ia all the beautiful things left in life? True, H iiii't a z>aUsfying salve for our grief for ourselves. Nothing but time caii krtng us thti. But &.&«£& &riug healing fur the itefwr hurt of tiitit !&». &ni We Kwe* himU &i«>w Until— "rise {tower that could make tltc «surtta cwuid iitake ets£t«thmg iniutuelj> H&o toot 'alvayg made hu> kkaa of out of lila own coiK«pUonj, and his ewti tiies. UK c«iicepUoii I always liked is tiiat half tskeiched ons in Teari>&ou 7 a l^g ol Atthujr. "1 mm guaxjj a toos w*y itou «**t~,-if uiiieed i go tfor all my i* do4,td£d wuh a doubt)—ia Utc i&iMt4< of 4*iiiui», wh<?{* l«ib tiai lifcil or' ndtt or **<>' iMam, »»ui sny wtod ttows ii»usSJj; but H Iks csct-p-ttiiriiduwt-d. Sutpjij, fair with or- towiw and bowery huiiow* ' -rri?| 7*',', jw r»n_s* ;? *• i. \7**TTF t . ^ .tv -» - V r- F f "*"" « t n ^ - ^«,, m . 'firnsjht, JK*, Frfgsr A O l »*e»> RirrLmGRHTMBS CHAIRS (Walt Mason? !n infancy wf have high chairs, with safety rtwlTtn before, «o we csn't tumble un- ft«-*.re» and land upon th6 floor. While we pu«n* o«r earthly ways ehjdrs have their part and pia«»; they're up against 'us nil-our day*, a comfort to lh« race. While toiling In the (sunshine's glare, otir Fhovpls in the loam, we think e,to«t the easy chair that waits for us at hotrte. When »e have dof f«J the hat *nd shoon, «sw! sunk thtrtln to rest, tlHS ch»ir's indeed a pircloun boon. R tiling that's truly bJwt. Owr sonrl whiskers grow apace, and in ths barber's chair, wt find a sweet Rbidirtg place, while he saws off the hair. Tha barber's chair i» built to give true bliss to weary jays, and to it ons would like to live the balance of his days. There he may strtteh his gtmty limbs in postures that relax, the whn« the courteous- barber trims his sideboards wllh an ax. Again he's in the dentist's chair to have his molars drawn; his bosom h*«vtaf with despair, he calls on Pete and John. Old memories have mada him fear the dentist's handsome chair, but there is nothing frightful here, no cause for his despair. The modern dentist has such skill Z like to seek his booth, and have him take & spade and fill the cavern in my tooth. And thus from chair to chair man goes, througliout his pilgrimage; In chairs he nurses cares and woes, and bellows Zorth hi* rage. In chairs he taken his well earned case, and finds repose complete, in chairs he rubs rheumatic knees and dojws his gouty feet. To the electric chair he wends, if violent, unwise; there, waving farewells to his friends, he end* It all and fries. (Copyright, 1823, George Matthew Adams) BENNTS NOTEBOOK (Lee Pape) Puds Slmkins was sitting on hla frunt bteps and I sat on them alongside of him and we started to Uwk about diffrent subjects such as how it would feel to be able to eat as much as a horse and ftill like the eame things we like now ins ted of liking wat a horse likes, and Puds sod. Hay, I bet you cant draw a cercle with your eyes shut. I bet I can. 1 sed. If I had a pencil Id soon show you. I scd. Hcres a pencil. Puds sed. And he took A stump out of his pockit, saying, Have you got a hunk of paper? No, Z sed. and he sed. G, neither have I, 0 well, wat» a dlffrents. drew It rite on the step. Wat, rite on the bare marble? I sed, and he sed. Sure, 111 be responsible, close your eyes now and no cheeUug. I dont haf f to, I sed. And X shut my eyes and drew a cercle careful on the top step and opened them agcn, saying. There, there's one. G, you dont call that a cercle, do you? Puds sed. Lock at the eniV>. wat bizniss has a cercle got to have ends? he sed, and I sed, All rite, watch this one. And I shut my eyes agen and drew another one even more careful. Puds saying it was werse insted of better, and I drew 3 more, him saying none o( them was any good, and 1 was just«f>ing <o shut tay^yes fw another one and I saw him quick stick something in his mouth, me saying. Hay, I know you, I know wat you been doing, you been eating candy or something all a time. Wicii Puds made a face like somebody swallowing before they was quite reddy. saying, Your crazy, and I sed, Well will you leave me sertch you? and he sed. Sure, go ahed. Wich I did. and wat was in his coat pockii but a empty paper bag, me saytag, Your a heck of a guy. you are, all rite, your going to g£t heck lor Jbavtng thtse cereles on the st*j> all rite. Is that so, well 111 just rub them out, smarty. Puds sed. And he took the stump back and started to rub out the cerclca with the rubber on the end of it, making fearse black tmudgy marks much werse that* the cercles, me starting to laff like the viUm in the show and ieeling partly better. <Tom Blass* The Prince of Wales wore two hats while g- golt-the oth£r-4&y r -a aoft-lelt-for- walklog down the fairways and a stiff- brimmed chape&u for making shots. Worxdei if h* puts on his admiral's uniform when ha cornea to the water holes? Edwin W. Ely is bead of the "divisions oi suapUited practice of the United State* Bureau of Bt&ndardsTUepartnient of Com- laajce." You'd think the division would take a day off and simplify that title, The name of the new president of Mexico. Kruiiio Forte Qil, is pronounced "heel" Here's hoping the new president never has tu tak* to bis Oils . Several genttantn of our acquaintance who had been planning business trips to St. Louis and Philadelphia changed their mmd* tit the last minute and went to New York and m. Louis instead. Wissa Lot's wife turned Into a pillar oi salt, site piolmWy w»s driving oil the wren* of tfc* A et 9SiJOO, claims %i«htii place among the cities ot tfe« United State*. SuSatamla- tioa of tb* d^tai in aaijily provided by the »tiow tltttl C^teifQ 1 ha* vifilSaira *¥«ry da^y, Tha But wtty ftttfeaapt to pi*a for ths &3». |fe isjuai p&o m atucfe better for Huu- aeiit Becaai* I m* &is& »ea totter th«a 7' UituS thai OW be JiOSaiUig kwsiitf la Use beyond. wtet ttey tj*v« k»t but w« do Lots tiot sijftU ol ^ 7 <•<#•">« ^MJ« "(.if ** m^* ire ps* jt^irn? wfsrt »f .1* h»*| Ja mfa«dxM( ertee, Th« of ntltw} th*s»» who mttMtw) It «, f*1h«r hi* prorsd tof»lfy fa!*'. Th#?' i «nd li-sUfitt. Sfew csaj Cblc*fo invite tb*! rountry »M ttxs world until sh« h»s| ins h«r house in order? j It la n*l MeeiMif? to rsfwr »t Ifngth to tlw w^rs In |*r?sfpFiii3S In tf$® tropolt*. Wltt»te the teei ... scnotmlf tint (Otiv* Roberta Barton) • We mf-rn to bs running to statistics in divert*. Every d»y we are w®" j confronted by M n«w »*t of . ... ^ *»*nd an old set of KRngster ww shot down on cm of: ing ^ mttrtM m the ptirieSpul dewntown strtets, fn T , ., ', th? h*«rt of the retail tmsteetss dls-! Has u <>«*<»"«<» *o trirt. And now, to p*y hte wwpectsi K , , , . to thit plain s&nsrtsr tha aotortou";' s "*" * or ' a * ! '- ! re in BMtrrlage may be Scarf«•" Al ^pjn« ' casm forth.I res P° mlb!e f « r '»««« »n children. "flanked by hla bodyguard, march- If R woman rtsgs her husband. Is ing at full strength in the pr»§c,rlb«d! H nt3 ^ possible that she will na« »t { Kjuad fomsatlon." n V children, and If a husband is j Is this what Chicago Is golnf to' ««ly a«d unreanonable wllh his wife. n'.k tha couiitry and the world toi' 3 Jt not likely that his children will cf>rne to ee«? A gangland lord's des-j pfTftdtwa, all armrai In dtflanc® of, law and t>U iremdy to shoot to kill,' 0. T, WEAF n«twm*— i p. IB, O, — Rrere*df boor. WABO nstworte— * P- m, O. — Hank SlmfiSOBi* febsw boat, WABO n«twwlr~-« p. in, C. B, T. —United Light opsrm CJo, WJ2! networt— * p. m. O. 8. T. —Works of «rr*»t c»mpo*ws, (Copyright, 1838. B? Un!t«d !f J for Uisir Slwrc of the same treatment? Bpeaking of dlvnrcw, 70 per cent parading the'of tb* men applying for iwimrmtlon i in one court blamed their unhappl- openly aaq street*f If a World's Fair were held In!ness on the "di«posit!oii»" of their Chicago with, condition,! what they j wive*. are now »nd have been for years- One man said that the minute he past million* of boose-money, vice-'sat down to read, hU wife thought money and sucker-money In gcner- j of 6 dossen things for him to do, and B! would glitter before the eyss of (she would make him stop his read- the CBPOOTS and other leaders of'ing to do them, although he may criminal big business. And all the lesser human ferrets, Ekunks and weasels would scent good hunting. What aiururance can Chicago give have b«?n idle for an hour before. If that isn't a complex, I should like to know what it is. And it Is very common In most of us. We the nation that these gentry would i can't bear to see someone else Innot flock, well organized and well | dulgtag himself If we ourselves art heeled, to the golden harvest? "HELL" STILL IN BUSINESS. (Greenville. 8. C™ News.) From a report of the Department of Commerce the much-advertised crime of the city of Chicago is reduced to provable statistics. The number of Inmates in the stnte .penal and reformatory insti< tutions in 1910 was 2.509. In 1833 it (Wednewiar, Ctel. W) WOB network— 9 p, rn. C, fl. T.— Will Rog»fs poliMoil rally, witrr Ed>. die Cantor and Rob«rt BtasWcy. WEAF network—7 p, m. O. S. T.— American y^nBS^nc hour. WJ3 network—«:W p, m, C, B. T. •— Gau Assn..' coriTerjitlon, Atlantic City. WRAP network—«:30 p. m. C. S. T.—Palm Oliver hour. WOB network—9:39 p. m. 8. C. T.—United Military band. (Copyright, 1928, By United Press) 4 busy, even our children. Take a boy who dawdles a bit on Ills way from school, or who bawls up the stairs, "I'm home. Mom," and shoots out the door before anyone. can stop him and beats it for the j practice Held as fast as his two legs j can carry him. He's filled the bill—he has "reported" thut he Is safe after school Now he 3 off to satisfy his own nat- For in the multitude of dre&na and many words there a« also divers vanttlea; but fear tbou God, —Ecclesiastea 5:7. • • « * Regard no dreams, since they are but the images of our hopes and fears.—Cato. Increased to 4.416; in 1927 to 6,038] ural craving for exercise and aodety: and in 1828 to 8,379. I All day long he has been dtugent The report recalls the statement with the demands of home and state, of a reformer who declared when Now he's going to have a blissful is date i/v AMERICAN 4/HISTORY OCTOBER 9. 1642 — First commencement held at Harvard Gollegfr. 170! — Yale OoUeftr received Ita charter sod was formally opened at ijfaybrook. C-om! is on the advance, Buy now. Order— Carbon and Briar Orders placed nftw will receive deli very from tars direct from the mines. Car of 12 inch kindling and slab wood just arrived. Telephone U08 Eckman Coal Co* East Second St. at Third Ave. STERLING Your choiie of five frames to select from KRYPTOKS (pronounced Crip-todcs) enable you to see near objects— your paper, for instance— and far objects— it may be the church' steeple in the dktanee^witL^ frem^ objects»-or of fussing with two paii^s. There is nothijjg "old-looking" or old-fashioned about KRYPTOKS, ^becmise they are free from lines, seams or "humps," which blur your vision and make you look f reaMsh. Have Your Eyes Examined % Without Charge or Obligation ician II I'M

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