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4 LITTLE SERMONS WE PREACH
All of the preaching in the vtorld does
not come from the pulpit. In fact very
little of it comes from there. Hardly
day pas.es hut what each of us preaches
. a little sermon to some passerby. It
. may-be a good one or it may be a bad
one, but we preach it just the same.
4 The great Minister of old did not do all
of his preaching and leaching by dehv-
ering orations, but some of his greatest
sermons were preached and his greatest
. lessons taught as he vient about cleans
, ing and healing the sick. The magniB-
J cent speech of Haul before King Agrippa
is no more majestic than when he healed
, the father of Publius. Yet we hear noth-
ing of the latter, while the first is known
to every school boy.
Today we go about preaching our ser-
, znons good or bad each in our own way.
, It may be a look, a smile or a kind word
that brings the sermon of good. It may
be neglect, it may be ridicule, it may be
just a sanction of a shady proposition,
that makes us a preacher of evil.
A man in Columbia saw a little girl
, from the poorer districts of the city who
was suffering with an easily cured dis-
ease. He took her to a doctor and ar-
ranged to have an operation performed to
cure her. Her home was too filthy and
1 dirty for the operation to be carried on
there. This man threw open his own
home and offered to care for the little
girl. That nun's name is unknown to
Columbia citizens but he preached a ser
mon in the spirit of offering his senices
and money to aid others. It was convic
tion in action.
What sermons do we preach? Do we
speak sermons of good and then fail on
the little sermons that we preach each
day by our acts? Let's think it over.
instance, take the recent case of the Rich
aids Brick Company- of,. Edwardsnlle,
11L It is a large company, one of the
largest in the country. 'Its annual out
put 'exceeds 110,000,000 worth of build
ing bricks. It ha9 a national reputation.
Newspapers lately used stories of the
cut in wage scale and a cut in the price
of bricks, a simultaneous reduction ef
fected by P. IL Richards, general man
ager of Jhe Richards Brick Company.
When' interviewed, Mr. Richards told of
the meeting of brick manufacturers
whose convention was held at French
Lick, Ind. At this meeting, JJr. Richards
says, the idea came to him that if the
emplojes would stand for a cut in wages.
the company could sell bricks at a lower
Returning to Edwardsville, he took the
matter up with the -workers in the com
pany's employ. He stated facts to his
men; he reasoned with them. He re
minded them of the shortage of houses
in their own city, where a newly opened
coal mine lias had to go some fourteen
miles, to Colhnsville, to find houses for
the miners to live in. The mine cannot
get enough men to operate at full ca
pacity, just because Edwardml'e cannot
furni'h them homes.Mr. Richards point-
ed out, calling attention to the benefits
Edwardsnlle would derive if building
costs were down to a figure that would
make new budding possible. He ex.
i.iuicu uui u me men would stand a
wage cut of 51 cents on 1,000 bricks the
company would reduce the price of brick
$2 per thousand, standing the $1 49 cut
The workers agreed, and went to work
at a scale covering from Jl to 17 instead
of $5 to $10 as it stood previously.
When labor and capital work together,
and each considers the other as the hu
man being he really is, the problem of
Capital vs. Labor is solved.
AINT IT.1HE TRUTH?
After President-elect Harding gets all
the advice. Just what will he do with it?
ti y. VI -
f " '.. 1
1 .MrW.T'us ONLY 7 f"
TEH DAS TiU, , f" fc
w&Mf sixty ; mfcSii&5&w.
Foreigner in Hulcnistie Comedy; S, A.
Courtis Teaching ThronghTL'seof Pro
jects; Dahlgren and Hepner, 'Princi
ples of Aiamals .Histology; Jane Falet,
Design as a Keynote in Courses in Tex
tiles and Clothing;" Gen. Basil Goutko,
liussia iyi4-l, Memories and Kccollec.
tioas;" Frederic Harrison, "The Millen
ary of King Alfred;" S. J. Holmes, "The
Biology of the Frog;" Joseph Pister,
"Collected Works of Joseph" Pislex;" A.
Maurice Low, "Woodrow Wdson:" New
Jersey Bureau'of State Research, "Teach
ers Retirement Systems in New Jersey;"
II. W. Hunt, "The Supervision ef In.
struction;" W. Sihneidewind, "Die Una
rming der Landwirtsclialtlichen Kultur-
pOanzen; F. J. Turner, "Frontier in
American History;" V. S. Federal Trade
Commission Representative on Private
Lar Lines; U. S. State DeDartment.
"Memorandum of Authorities on the Law
of Augary by Theo. Henckels and Henry
G. Crocker; U. S. State Denartment.
lexts ot the Kumaman Peace, Texts
of the Ruwian Peace." "Texts of the
Ukraine Peace;" Ceo. D. Von llofe, "De-
vetopment of a Project; R- w. Webster.
Diagnotic Methods. Chemical, Ilacter.
loiogicat and ati.ros;opicaI; Weiamann.
"Vortrage Uber Descendenxtheorie:"
Cora M. Winchell, "Planning the Les
son;" Wagner Free Institutional Science
transaction Catalog; Snedden, "Voca
tional Education;" Scientific Survey of
Porto Rico and the Virgin Islands;"
United Commercial Travelers: II. S.
Judge-Advocate-General (Army) "Opin
ions; South Africa. "Statistics of Pro
duction;" D. H. Kelley, "Grange His
tory, Origin and Progress of the Order
of the Patrons of Husbandry,"
Copyright 1920 Ij . It. Donahry)
l-ieldon Wisdom, 73 years old, died
early last Tuesday, The funeral services
were conducted at 11 o'clock Thursday
uiutumg 11 ine nouness Miurch.
Buford Wilson's auto was rlim.i.f.1 Uh
Tuesday afternoon when the wheel came
off as he was driving over rough frozen
ground, the Irnnt axle was twisted.
Franxo Crawford, nephew of Mr. and
Mrs. F. L. Crawford, is visiting friends
and relative here before going abroad
to Eni'h his education.
'Tis just the weather for overcoats,";
sweaters, heavy underwear, wodlehl
nuse, mr caps ana oiner neavy weight
goods, all at reduced and re-adjustel!
JOB THE SMUG: A
VICTIM OF PRIDE
Farmers can now get their price quo
tations by wireless. Perhaps mad would
be fast enough to receive the present
THE COST OF ISOLATION
In his annual report as Secretary of the
NavV, Josephus Daniels makes it plain
that the future activities of the United
States In the matter of naval expansion
will be governed by our final decision
as to whether Tr not we will join hands
with other nations of the world to pre
vent wars and reduce armaments. If we
stay out of the League, the secretary says
he will be compelled to approve a pro
gram which will, in course of time, make
ns the leading naval power of the world.
If we go in, he announces, "our present
navy with some special types will be
adequate for defense and the prevention
Japan has already served notice that
she intends to keep pace with the United
Stales, in the matter of armaments if we
stay out of the League. And it is not
likely' that England would give up her
title of "mistress of the seas" without a
struggle. Therefore, we would be placed
In such a position that it would he nee
essiry to builiL. not only against these
two powers, but against the combined
strength oC every member ot the League,
since "under certain circumstances the
League might assemble iu entire force
Continuing in the old order means
that we must ray dearly for our isolation.
And the burden of this isolation cannot
be measured entirely in dollars and cents.
We will inherit the ill will of the world,
which would probably mean tariff bar.
tiers and trade dicriminaCons against
T. V. Bodme in the Paris (Mo.)
Jut now Paris Deonle fiW !
read anv thing at all are feverishly
studying the Bible. The "rer,t,"
ling on is little short of prodigious and
the year books of the women's' HuEs,
both in weight and in substance, nuke
sinular onuses at universities seem trif
ling in comparison.
The BiLIe i3 truly the most wonderful
of books. Its very humanness mile, i,
such, and the study of it, either as liter.
anire or u a guide to our faith and prac-
iitc, is as iascinating as it is profitable.
""' " irouuie. wiin most ot us is
that we study it as a rule from tlie stand
point of authority. Thy is, we accept
without question what others have said
auout fl and read into it what they have
told us instead of using- our own com
mon sene and forming our own'judg
ments and conclusions. This is equally
true of thoe who study it as the. litera
ture of a great people and those who ac
cept it as a sacred document inspired
in every line. The former accept the
conclusions of the higher critics, who are
the disciples of a science anything but
exact, with as little questioning as the
ultra orthodox accent the pronounce.
ments of council and commentators striv
ing to present only a single phase of the
truth. As a result, both miss that rich
humanness that 'of itself makes the book
divine, and .many a golden nugget re
A CONCRETE EXAMPLE
Labor is human, .and so is capital.
While this fact is not noticeable aR the
lime, how and then a reminder of this
truth appears as. a concrete example. For
Take for instance the story of Job--
Job the smug, but himself all uncon
scious of the fact.
Authorities wluch too often, like
sheep follow this bell wether or the Tolh-
er, persist in viewing it as a great poem
this lrora a purely literary view point.
Ihey tell us it is the greatest poem,
and obedient to the pronouncement, and
with no opinion of our own in the matter,
we resolve ourselves into an eciio chorus.
Job is a great poem, but it is more.
It carries poignancy especially; it is
distinguished by reason of its majestic
dithyrambic movements expressing exal
tation ef feeding. Its descriptive passages
are stmt through with a perfect riot of
color. All three ue basic elements of
poetry. It has humor, subdued it is true,
irony, argument, quick retort; every
thing that, goes to makeup a well bal
anced drama, which it is.
Job, we are told in the epilogue, was
a perfect mac, and so he was according
to llie staidirds of -his day. Yet. having
stepped before lite curtain and informed
us of the fact, the author, exhibiting the
highest art of the story teller, retires be
hind scene eliminates himself as it
were, and alkiws Job and his friends to
enact the play pwper.
From the moment the man of Uz opens
his mouth and utters his first protest, he
defies control. Step by step, or rather
word by word, all his secret thoughts are
revealed and the character of the man,
the delineation of which readies a climax
in the twenty ninth and thirtieth cliap-
5'ers, gradually unfolds. The author, a
ogicat person. Could not have prevented
the fact if he would, no more than Bal
lac; the greatest artist of all time, could
have made old Goriot or the Marshall in
"Cousin Betty" other than the men they
teallyorere. Once he has started to talk,
ing. Job, a really good man in. most par
ticulars, proceeds to belie the nattering
introduction in the epilogue and to tell
us most effectively what manner of man
he actually is. Unconsciously and with
out intent, he reveals to us almost at the
'tart the secret sin at which Eliphaz
That sin is pride, pride of power, po-
stfon and purse. I'nde, it may be add
ed, inevitably goes before a fall, ind the
law 13 by no means arbitrary.
Job is submerged in material thinjr,
horses, camels, flocks and herds. His
heart had rejoiced" in the outward ha
bilaments of power, and he is boastful
jtxen, in aJterUy. JJoihr Jo not bother
lum nearly so much as the metnorir f
lost grandeu and the false deference it
once caused men to pay him.i WeTsav
false, because the oLtward show, even of
gooines, does not excite true respect.
The human race is given to fawning that
thntt may follow, but it always, intiard-
ly at least, distinguishes sham from
Hear Job unbosom himself, and not?
the sore at his heart:
"When I went to the gale the youn?
men hid themselves, the pnnces refrained
talking and laid their hand? on their
mouths, and the nobles held their peace."
Such abasement, miking due allow
ance for hyperbole, was of course not
prompted by love, nur even ordinary es
teem. We are lorced to believe as a re
sult that Job was not the kindl), gentle,
sympathetic patriarch his admirers have
pictured him. He was generous true:
lie plucked the prey of the wicked from
their teeth, befriended the heloless. but
alwavs his benefactions came with eclat.
He was ostentatious, given possibly to the
loud timbrel, and practiced condescen-
sion. lie found his greatest pleasure in
doing good, but self glorification was the
motive, and such a spirit did not find fa.
vor in the eyes of Jehovah. Job lo'ved
praise and the outward show of homage
too well, and the voice of the crowd was
music in his ears. He was bourgeois. He
loved the false adulations of princes and
nobles whom he confesses by implica
tion to be his betters, and he betrays in
the passages quoted a certain lack of self
respect. Clearly he did not' inspire love,
as a perfect good man should have done,
else why the subsequent revilings? Your
really good man, in adversity, excites
profound, respect and never' lacks for
friends among those whom he befriended;
in the days of his prosperity. Evidently
the people of Vt knew the real main-
Ms presumption, strides down front and
iu thunder tones asks impatiently
"Where wast thou when I laid the
foundations of the earth? Declare if
thou lust understanding?"
That strips Job to the bone. -reveals
himself to himself, and induces a frsnu-
I of mind that enables him to realize Ju
proper relation to his fellow men and
to his creator.
The good man is now perfect.
"Is pride a sin?" it is asked.
Yes, a deadly sin; and smugness
man heart is such that itjannot stanJ
exaltation. To covet power, even tahjM
one may do so-called good, is wrong; tql
sees it tnat we may condescend is to
misuse it; to take that we may give, evert
in the satisfaction of generous instincts.
is sublimated selfishness. The world re
joices when the proud are brought low;
it exults when misfortune overtakes the
smug. The sense of retributfve'justice
is as strong among pen today as it was
among the crowds at the gates of Uz,
who, while cringing before Job when he
appearedamong them, attended by all
the pomp and circumstance of high posi
tion, vet despised him. It is the meek.
though not the spiritless, who shall final-
ly inherit the earth.
Job was the Carnegie of his day. Even
his benevolences were empty because un
dertaken in the wrong spirit. Nothine
could have saved him from the final oper
ation of that inexorable natural law;
wlnclt, white it crushed hinv set his feet
in the path, of true righteousness. Such
punishments are not arbitrary, they come
(rom within tlie man who has seen the
true light and wlw has refused to follow
it. Job suffered because he-was good:
The man calloused by selfishness wo'ild
have cursed fate and died. i,
This is the human side of the most
human of dramas. It stares at you in
every chapter, once ou forget tlie Toice
of authority and read the story with Jtu
oian sympathy and understanding. Of
poetry there plenty, and the tltcJogicA
impact of Job's heresy, of his rebellion
igainst the most contumacious of all hu
man doctrines (that which ascribes mis
fortune to -sin and good fortune to di
vine favor) is unescapeable. a fact
limned word by word and chapter by
chapter by some wonderful story teller of
me long ago. J. he story itself is pano.
ramie. It teems with the pageantry of
life moving against a background of na
tural phenrrnena. sarry nights, speeding
rontellations, endless deeps, the majes
ty of remote beginnings. Under all a
cowering soul, a tiny atom amid vast
magnitudes, that 'in tlie end overwhelmed
"Consider now my servant. Job," the
proud man biought low, the vain man
humbled, the smug man on an ash-heap.
. '1'uPl'th whjle even (if you have to.
lay aside 5 par Saturday Evening. Pos5
for at fortnight and uw the picture Miow
lor a week in succession.
Miss Rose Filter, formerly of "ntr.
lia and a grand-daughfr 0! Mr. and Sirs.
I. J. ipjva, was married on December
la in Lasper, Wyo to Edward Rowan
ot that place.
Our lines are unbroken as we have just recehed s-
quantity of this merchandise by express.
Men's madras, percale, and silk shirts greatly reduc-'
ed to meet an additonal decline in this line of merchaH-
Ire hold no Clearance Sales. We are watching the .
markets closely and any reduction in anv lines nf nur.
chandise we cairy, our customers can be assured that thefj
uui reap incveneju:
Leonard Zimmerman is spending the!
Holidays with her relatives in Centraha.
Missourian want ads brinp results.
NEW BOOKS AT THE
Freudc lias settled bevond controversy.
Yet, read for its purely human interest.
,.. jjvuhic ui sj juicw me real main-: t , . . . ...
spring of Job', action,, else why should! L 1!! L ?.
Uiey have turned on him? EJiphax hints . t 1 J . ?"""" lu 'S."
at hidden motives, and the final revela- T T'1'.80 Ve " nf !aIue '? :
.ion of Job's real sin, of which he wa, ? ' " l "!-'
unconscious, comes in the poignant first , , , .. " ,, ' , "" "
paragraph of the thirtieth chapter: I 7e fo"ow ,he lhng 'a f cur br
n . .l .1. . ( ag. It h no spiritual worth otherwise,
ill, m.df'.s'n- fathers, I rU ,,- ro M(t 0
dofmyefl- ' " ,,h on- "W d the stooping
dogs of my Bock. Dairr.n; .re hnfnt . f ji
Pride, an unholy pride, vanity, love ol
power, and a manifest egotism all are
revealed in this brief lament over a van
ished splendor and the pomp and cir nm
stances accompanying it. Words arc '
deadly in condemnation when spoken
out of a full heart and limn us everlast
ingly in the eyes of our friends. Job
had in reality despised the people to,
whom he did good and to whom he con-
descended. They were valuable only a
they were recipients of the benefactions
that reflected .a mellow glory
Limsqf. In fact. Job was smug,
n and an abomination iii the sight of
.J. the clashing of cymbals the
nding of brass, even the more subdued
'ntations indulged by those, given to
r .d vainglory, have no rlace in the
Jt of the really good man. Such s
n, width Job was not at the begin
ig, is moved by compassion; that is,
recently said in a Paris pulpit. Tie
Jfers with," i, sympathetic, and lias
icacy of feeling. To advertise ones)
inactions is to put a slurp edge on
mng. To. seek a reputation for being
oxl, even to hug the thought of yirtrr
charity lacked two essential qualities. It ' wn virtues and to dwell on (hem ill se
was not long suffering, and it vaunted ret. is unpardonable in its TulaaritT.The
itself continually. The people of Ut. had
long sensed the fact. Jelnvah knew it,
and he humbled Job. The secret is re.
that does not nay metiudonr re.
ard to the self respect of those lesf.Jof
unate lacks the whole spirit and essence
veaied iinauy in tlie thirty-eighth chapter I f so called stewardship, and lliat was the
wnen jetiovan tumstu, rebuking Job, for talal defect in the character of Job, as.
Tlie following books have been re
ceived at the University Library:
Allen and Pearse, "Self Survey by
Teacher Training Schools;" American
Public Health Association, "Standards
and .Methods for Analysis' of Water and
Sewage;" T. W. Baleh, "Arbitration as a
Term of International Law: C. F. Bild
man, "Immune Sera;" British Associa
tion tor the Advancement of Science, In
dustrial Applications, 1st. Sepu 1917,
2nd, 1918, 3rd, 1919.; Brussels, "Uni
versite Libre Statin's Organiques;" Bus
sard and Duval, "Arboriculture ;" J. H.
Comstock, ".Manual for the Study of
Insects;" Donnelley. Red Book, "Buyer's
Guide;" C W. Eliot. "Education for Ef.
ficiency;" a W. Eliot. "Tendency to the
Concrete "and Pr2e11r.1l. to Mw1m r,?
citton;" Montague Fordham, "Short His-
toJ W tnglish Kural Life;" E. D.
Crcenman, "Selective Biblioeranhy on
Dehydrated Foods;" Raymond Crego-y,
"A .Study of Locke's Theory of Knowl
edge;" Haskins and Lord, "Some Prob
lems of the Peace Conference;" Henri
Iflffer, "Plantes lndutrielles:" Wm
Ji-Humphteys, "Physics of the Air:" W.
EUKellicott, " Textbook of General Em
'bryology;" Everett Kemball, "National
Government of the United States;"
States;" Charles II. Kitson, "Elementary
Harmony;" Felix Lohnis, "Yorlesungen
Uber Landevirtschaftlichen ' Bakteriol
ogie;" W. A. Lacy, "Main Currents of
jxilogy;" R. S. Lull, "Organic Evolu
tion;" H. H. A. Plimmer.' "The Chemi
cal Constitutions of the Proteins;" J. E.
Pope, "Federal Farm Loan Act;" Mar-
jone and C. H. B. Quennell. "A History
of Everyday Things;" Hans Gadoiv, "The
Wandering of Animals;" Cyril E. Rob
inson, History of England; Jtees, "So
cial and Industrial History of England
1815-1918;" Jose Leon Swarez. "Carater
de la Revolucio'n Americana;" J. A.
Thomson, "Outlines of Zoology;" C. T.
Thomson, "History of Canada;" Tur
meaure and Russell, "Public Water Sup.
dies:" V. S. Stale Denartmenr. "Rns-
book of Chife;" "Secret Statutes of the
United States a memorandum by David
Hunter Miller;" U. S. Library of Con
gress, "List of References on American
Immigration f C. Warcollier, "Pomo
logie et Gdrericj" E. M. Wilmot Buxton,
'Social Hisfory of England;" Zuehlin,
"American Municipal Progress;" Zweig.
veroaeren; , Arcrta, "Xcnoni di Calco
Caleolo Ihfinilesimale;" C R. Beazley,
"Notebook of Medieval History;" G. C
Bourne Compaiatie Anatomy of Ani
mals:" J". V. Braun and II. Da.le. "Ar.
beitsrirle der Deutschen Landwistschaft
nach dem- Knege; Bureau of Applied
Economics, "Standards of Living;" Lord
Charnwodd, "Abraham Lincoln;" Colo
rado University, "The Union Colony at
Creeley, Colorado;" R. IL Coon, "The
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