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LENT HAS REAL. VALUE FOR ALL ESPECIALLY
THE RICH, LEST THEY FORGET! BY WALTER RAUSCHENBUSCH, D. D. (Editor's Note. Walter Rauschenbusch, D. D., the noted professor of church history at Rochester (N. Y.f) Theological Seminary, wrote the arti cle below especially for the readers of The Day Book. Dr. Rauschenbusch is the author of "Christiannty and the Social Crisis," the book which so moved David Lloyd-George and gave him such courage that he began his great battle for the common people of England.) , To say "no" is usually harder than to say "yes." When we say "no" to the request of a friend, we know we are disappointing him. When we say "no" to our own hankerings, we have to breast the current of our desires. If we say "yes," we can float down the current. To say "NO" may be a real declaration of independence. It informs the world, the flesh and the devil that you "don't have to," and are still master of your soul. Psychologists call the faculty of saying "no" to your own desires the faculty of inhibition, and they agree that modem life is not training that faculty in most people. Children are allowed to do what they like and to learn only what tickles them. On that plan, of course, the movies and the tango have the right of way and the multiplication tables and the Ten Com mandments go into the discard. Then, by and by, we wonder at the' strange increase in divorces, dope fiends and white slavery. t Lent appeals to. our faculty of inhibition. We are asked to restrict our food and hush down our amusements, and to give time to the serious side of life. 4 Some people need this more than others. Those whose main business in life is good feeding and amusement may well slow up and return to sim pler ways.. If they will devote their Lenten meditation to the question who is doing the work that enables them to play, and whether perhaps their ex cess of play is balanced elsewhere by an excess of toil, it will please the Mas ter whose humility and sufferings they desire to remember in Lent. Most of us need' special times to stop and think, to take stock, to change our ways, and to pray. Lent gives us that chance. It will surely do no man harm to tighten the bridle rein over the neck of his desires for a- while and, to practice athletic training. It will test to what extent 'we are slaves of instinct and fashion, or free masters' of ourselves. If, at the same time," a man will take the time and energy set free by Lenten abstinence to give extra service to some higher cause that he be lieves in, it will speed up the coming of the better day. o o CRABMEAT CUTLETS ,Boil and flake 2 cups of crabmeat Make a thick .white sauce, using 1 cup of milk and 2 tablespoons of flour blended with 2 even tablespoons of butter. When smooth put into milk. Turn into double boiler and cook 20 minutes. Add U teaspoon of minced onion. Cayenne if desired. Turn in the cooked crabmeat and stir all to gether., Allow to cool a little. Make this mixture into little heaps or balls and allow- to stand an hour in cold place. When ready to serve form in to cutlet shape. Dip in beaten egg and then fine bread crumbs. Fry in deep fat. Drain and serve with slices of lemon or hot tartar sauce. No man is ever a hero to his stenographer. She knows what word's he can't pronounce correctly.