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tor, says they were administered
during an assinine (the word is his)
lapse into callow boyhood.
Mrs. Evans, wife of the pastor, says
it was the work of Old Nick.
Anyhow, the society of Cedar
Grove is grappling over the problem,
Dr. Evans has met demands pf the
trustees of the Congregational
church by resigning, the rural half
of the congregation says the trustees
have been .too hard on the pastor and
Mrs. Evans says she and her husband
will have to move, that he may never
have another place in the ministry,
and if that is true she does not know
how they can help "their son, Ray
mond, finish his college course or
how he will stand "the shame of it"
"Maud has always been a friend
of the family," says Mrs. Evans, "and
only last Sunday came over to bor
row, my hymn book. When we were
moving into the parsonage Maud
helped us lay carpets and fix things
up and she and my husband used to
v fool a lot as they worked.
"I talked to him about it, but he.
said he had to be friendly with his
parishioners. My husband and Maud
used to have little friendly scufQes
and it was at the end of one of these
play squabbles when Maud says he
"As soon as I heard about it I went
over to Maud's house and asked her
about iL I said to her, 'If you thought
it was an insult, you should have
knocked him down, then told me.'
But instead of that, the story was
told to other people.
"So, of course, we will have to
leave, and where can we go where we
ican hold up our heads again? I am
sick at heart For 30 years my hus
band has been in church work and
he has always been an ardent, faith
ful worker, above all reproach."
Edward Jacobs, father of the girl,
says he feels lenient toward the pas
tor and hopes another place will be
found for him.
Dr. Evans says, "It must have been
the kid coming out in me. .You know
what boys will do, sometimes. Lots
of church people are guilty of the
same thing, but of course a pastor
must be more careful."
Five pastors who preceded Dr.
Evans at the Congregational church
resigned. Now Dr. Evans, brought
here as a reliable and sedate married?
man, has brought upon the commu
nity notoriety greater than any
preceding bachelor clergyman.
AINT NATURE WONDERFUL!
By Gene Ahern
Here is a very rare photo of the
toe-nail sloth. A strictly sober ani
mal, although everything is upside
down to him. To the sloth, the back
of his head is his face. There are
many sloths in America, principally
the strap-hanging sloth,- that hangs
by one paw. The sloth's brain is
about 50 pounds lighter than the pin
feathers on a door knob. For in
stance, this sloth is trying to inhale
a bowl of soup upside down. If he'd
use a little common sense he'd wait
till somebody would turn this news
paper upside down, then he'd be right
side up and the soup wouldn't spill It
wouldn't do for a sloth to carry a
fountain pen. When the sloth takes
a bath he never gets his feetyet,