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TOILER CLOSER TO GOD THAN IDLE MAN
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Fru'rtvale, CaJ. "The man in over
alls is closer to God than the idle man
in broadcloth," declared Rev. Edville
R. Roys of Fruitvale Congregational
Church recently as, clad in overalls,
lie paused in the task of building
himself a home.
It is a five-room Dutch colonial
cottage and every bit of the work is
being done by the minister.
He's no novice as a carpenter,
either, for he turned his hand to it in
earnest in Boxford, Mass., when he
set out to find how the workers view
ed industrial problems.
Out' of that experience he drew
wisdom, which he expresses in this
Dissatfsfaction with one's work
makes most of the unhappiness of the
It's getting used to a job that
come adjusted they enjoy their work.
In Boxford I started the first week
stacking lumber, and it was hard; the
second week was easier; at the end
of the third I was ready to quit the
ministry to be a carpenter.
The man with a job he enjoys is
Every minister should be a carpen
ter, for he has a great structure to
Building one's own house is the
greatest boon a man can have, save
building a house where many can
The Rev. Mr. Boys is building his
home during his vacation.
"I think that by and by,v he says,
"I may tackle even a bigger job."
Last year life insurance companies
paid out in the United States and Can-
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