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ALLIANCE HEP.ALD. Fill DAY, OCTOBEF. 14, 1921.
THE PARSOPTS CORNEP By Kev. B. J. Minort, Pastor of the First Baptist Church, Alliance) OUR UNCONSCIOUS ADAPTATION TO THE I'NDFSIRABI.K. The question wan asked some time afro in one of our prayer meetings: "Why is it that in time we come to approve what at one time we disap proved ?" This question Busrjrests a principle whose study in quite inter esting. It i h fact that were we to te cast Ruddenlv- into a certain atmos phere we would perish, yet if we are jarradunlly introduced into that name atmosphere we would get so accus tomed to it that we can actually live in it. I think it was Professor Bernard who illustrated this fact in the fol lowing manner: He placed a sparrow tinder a Ml gloss receiver with air enough for three hours' respiration. At the end of two hours he put a sec ond sparrow undr the receiver, which at once fell dead, while the first bird vas able to live tho remaining hour. Were Judas at once put into the company of the Pharisees of old, there is reason to doubt that he would have letrayed Christ, but his clandestine mingling with them at intervals final ly led him to take over their ambi tions, and finally to become their dupe. The same is true of you and me. We unconsciously learn to accommo date ourselves to the vicious element. liy gradual and sometimes rapid changes corruption creeps upon us, and our otherwise moral views become obscured and perverted, and we learn to accept a totally different set of cus toms or even principles. We come to tolerate evil which, if suddenly con fronting us in purer society, would shock and overwhelm us. The young people are especially pen to bocome the victims of this psychological element. Take the young man or woman who has been roared to shun certain places anJ amusements. They go "just this once" to avoid wounding this feelings of some so-called friend, but it u sel dom that it remains "just this once." It is soon related, with the result that they learn to occommodute them wlves to soinn things which before they had looked upon as immoral, or at least beneuth them. making mankind hU slaves he would have been overthrown a score of years ago. There are influences wending their way through our governmental and educational life that we are tolerating now which some day, if the great American people do not awaken, will some day tolerate us. We are toler ating them because their coming and workings are gradual. Such elements do not sound the drum to announce their coming, but fasten their tenta cles around the life of the nation and at the proper time, when the trap is sprung, we find ourselves victims. Who ha not had a personal experi ence of that kind? 1 The fall of young people is seldom sudden, but gradual. There are boys and girls in Alliance who would resent with a holy hatred any suggestion of evil presented to them suddenly, yet who through the subtle sneaking and gradual vamping of the seducer and she-devil may become victims. The dance last Saturday night at the old McHenry house was well at tended and everyone had a good time. Mr. Henderson went into Hemlng ford Thursday to bring Mrs. Hender son home. They were planning on coming home Saturday but Mrs. Hen derson's right limb caused her so much trouble that Dr. Slagle said she would have to go back to the hospital for he didn't know how serious it might be. Mr. Henderson came home Saturday afternoon. Albert and Amanda Lore were at the Lore ranch Sunday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Essex and Mr. Wells drove to Alliance Monday. Floyd Trine motored to Alliance and made a short call at F. Vaughn's. A few young people fathered at the Ernest Weinell home Saturday evening, and all reported a fine time. Mrs. Dillon and the Ogdens are gathering their garden stuff. The cabbage turned out fine. Any teacher or preacher or parent knows this to be a fact. When the great Savior of men taught his dis ciples to pray: "Lead us not into temptation," it was because He knew of this law of nature. This is true not only of individuals, liut of organizations as well. Churches through their leaders sometimes tol erate gradually what if presented suddenly would be rejected. Citie9 Avill learn little by' little to approve what it would otherwise reject with corn. We say when looking back over such Veriods of changes of opinion or cus tom. "How thev hnvA rhnnmwl " Mn they have not changed, but we have yiemea 10 tne law or compromise as found in nature. It is this law of compromise, or our tendency to take n the spirit of our Burroundings, that is responsible for much of the evil in the world today. Had Kai.er Bill con- ironted the world with his pet plan of It behooves parents, teachers, preachers and other leaders of young life to call their attention to this law which may mean the greatest blessing or the deepest curse. Let us live much in the secret place of the Most High, and breath such a pure air that we shall recognize in a moment the polluted air of which otherwise we should scarcely be conscious. Are you under the bell glass of the devil ? Get out from under it, before it is too late. (Continued Next Week.) BLACKROOT I L. Dyer finished digging his potatoes Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Grosse visited at the Chnrles Baldwin home Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mitchell and son motored down to Scottsbulff last Saturday. They returned Monday morning. Percy Dyer enme back to help his brother finish digging spuds. He ex pects to Kt.'iv lint ill 11 . .... (L,tW till 111 hauled orf. They say they are mak ing over a hundred bushels to the acre and have nearly 2,800 bushels. Mrs. Keane helped Mrs. Dye cook for spud diggers Friday and Saturday. Bernard Flaherty has been hauling spuds for Henderson the past week. Charles Moravek and sister, Mrs. Meeker and Harlan went to Heming ford Wednesday returning Thursday. The sale nf Rwnld l.Vi lK,t T.,. day was well attended and everything sold very well. Cal Wildy of Boulder, Colo,, was in this neighborhood Tuesday. He was the clerk at the Leth sale. Mr. and Mrs. Conrirn Fljlm.t.r motored to Alliance one day last week. iivri vone over npur I'-mtnn , i. ... ing Mrs. Powell get ready to move. ' Kho I, Mint.. 4. I..... I... 1L. I . ... I week if possible. IJonuld Dyer was quite sick Satjr day but was better Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Grosse spent Sun day at the M. A. Sheldon home. Last week s news was delayed on account of spud digging. It wa3 im- jw.-vuuie iu gei ui me man box. Spud digging will be all finished by the last of this week, and the last job of threshing was finished up Sat urday. Jessie Moravek rinlnorl Mb. cook for treshers Thursday. Robert Mitchell took Mrs. Johnson to her home at ScotUsbluff Sunday. Mable Romer spent the week-end at her home in Sioux county. Mr3. Pete Farrel and Goldie was on uie sick list one day last week. POINT OF ROCK CREEK Mrs. Bess Vaughn was a business caller at Mrs. A. Langford's Monday. Mr. Feyen called at the Nichols home Sunday. Ben Swanson took dinner at the A. L. Iore home Sunday, and rounded up some stray cattle. Al Mabin visited at Ben Swanson's Sunday. George Seymour and Lyle Essex picked potatoes for A. L. Lore Monday. IMPERIAL TONIGHT Shirley Mason, in "THE LAMPLIGHTER" ' COMEDY "DOGGONE KIDS" ADM 9 and 27c and W. T. SAT., OCT. 15 Thos. Meighan, in "FRONTIER OF THE STARS" COMEDIES "SPIKING SPOOKS" Mutt &Jefr mn iivBTi'nv 1J1VI IU 1)1 lilVI ADM. 9 and 36c and W. T. ft SUNDAY, OCT. 16 VAUDEVILLE 4 ACTS 4 Photoplay "THE DAUGHTER PAYS" COMEDY "THE BABY" Adm. 20 and 50c & W. T. Quite a few young people gathered at A. Lore's Sunday and all motored to Point of Rock in the afternoon. Howard Essex was a Sunday caller at the Wilkins home. Mrs. F. E. Nichols is on the sick list this week. Edgar Hashman and Ernest Wei nell motored to Alliance Tuesday to get potato pickers. Ira Duskin is picking potatoes for the Lore boys. Cal Hashman motored to Atliaaoa Tuesday afternoon. Carl Hashman is helping Frank Vaughn with his potatoes this week. John Hadley was a caller at Lore's Sunday evening. Harry Thiele U having a "Win the Ford" sale this week. He's selling standard goods at reduced price, giv ing a Ford ticket with each dollar pur chase. 92 nT?""1 "" """"" r ' aaaa m mm THE UMIVHSAX. CAR FORD Headquarters Saturday and Every Day Make the Ford Garage Your Headquar ters While In Alliance Come in and sec the prize car and get tickets with each $1.00 cash purchase, or money paid on back accounts. '? We will give special Ford Prizes for The Harvest Home Festival Program October 15 T Come in and get a list of these special prizes. V COURSEY & MILLER The Ford Garage Why Don't Yon Treat Your Coal Dealer as a Specialist The coal dealer buys tons of coal where you buy buckets f ul. Is he not in a better position to keep in touch with the coal market than the average consumer? Is it not, then, a sensible thing to consider him as a SPECIALIST in his line, and take his judgment in preference to any other? WE BELIEVE YOU WILL SAVE MONEY if you take advantage of present prices on coal. It is our sincere opinion that later quotations on coal will be some higher. We strongly urge buying now while these prices are still in effect. PRESENT PRICES ARE AS FOLLOWS: (Best grades, well screened and delivered in the city) Colorado Lump $15.50 Colorado Nut $14.50 Kirby Lump $13.00 Kirby Egg Nut 12.50 Kirby Nut $12.50 Sheridan Lump $11.50 ! Kirby Chestnut or Pea $ 9.00 7 All grades $1.00 per ton less at our bins. Special Prices on Car Loads. PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW BEFORE COLD WEATHER Not in the past five years has so little coal been stored in Alli ance as is stored this summer. When the demand for coal comes it will tax every dealer in the city to capacity. You can figure out what this means in an emergency. Why delay longer? Get your coal now and be on the safe side. i Alliance Creamery Co. Phone 545 Or Leave Orders With E. I. Gregg at City Cream Station, 118 West Third Street. Wrong Address ! When you make a personal call, you try to go to the right address, of course. Before making a telephone call, do you always get the correct number by consulting the latest directory? When anyone knocks at the wrong house door he excuses himself in a polite way, and the interrupted person smiles in acknowledgement of the error. Of course it is proper to use the same courtesy and consideration over the telephone that one uses face to face. Northwestern B ephone Company