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"JESUS: AMERICAN CITIZEN"
In these stirring days, when men
are being torn one from the other
by their varying ideas of what is
right and what is wrong, many per
sons are wondering what - is THE
CHRISTIAN THING to do.
In order to afford for these con
scientious spirits some authoritative
interpretation on "what .Jesus would
do," the Rev. Charles Stelzle,"" noted
American minister and contributor
on religious topics to the columns of
this newspaper, has written for pub
lication during Holy Week five chap
ters on the subject of "Jesus: Amer
IRONING BOARD BRIDGE SLIPS
WOMAN FALLS TO DEATH
An ironing board bridge between
two flats on the third floors at 155
and 157 S. Francisco av. failed last
night and Mrs. Mary Beckler plunged
to the court below, dead.
Mrs. Beckler had crossed the
bridge earlier in the evening to as
sist her neighbor, Mrs. Charles Jack
son, who was lying ill in her flat op
posite. She called to-her husband to hold
the board as she was coming home.
He held it, but when halfway across
Mrs. Beckler lost her balance and
ODD, ISN'T IT?
tfi.il rir-M-7ns J
ML Vernon, III. David Kenetishe's
two young sons, Frank, 60, and
Tony, 58, were knocking each other
around tie yard when Papa' David
stepped in and "cleaned" them both
ud. David is onlv 102 years old.
In these chapters the Rev. Stelzle
has attempted to embody concretely
his ideas of how Jesus would con
duct himself under all the stress and
strain of qur modern life wye he a
citizen in some great American city
This adaptation of Christlike con
duct has been treated in a fitting
manner by Dr. Stelzle and will afford
a fine Illumination, we are sure, for
the guidance of all persons who wish
to realize today the ideal cf conduct
set by the Nazarene 2,000 years ago.
The first chapter will bs printed in
this, newspaper Tuesday, April 3.
BIRTH CONTROL GETS A BOOST
Birth control was given a boost
today when the Citizens Committee
on Family Limitation urged that par
ents be urged to learn how to keep
down the size of the family to bal
ance with their incomes. A state
ment from the committee follows In
"We believe that the privilege of
having children carries with it re
sponsibility for the happiness and
welfare of each child.
"We contend, however, that it is
inconsistent to preach the impor
tance of healthy, well developed fam
ilies t parents who are denied the
knowledge whereby they can deter
mine the size of the family for which
they are to care.
"All too frequently, as a result of
parental ignorance or helplessness,
undesired children are born to ill
health and misery, or are destroyed
before birth by parents who feel
themselves driven in desperation to
this terrible recourse. -
"Owing to fear of legal restric
tions, real or fancied, and to general
misunderstanding as well, the knowl
edge which might remedy these
evils is withheld from great num
bers in the community."