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r IT K TULSA DAILY WORLD, T HURST) AT, NOVEMBER
1 9 1 S PTVE SHANNON, OKLAHOMA In trie Heart of One of the Greatest Oil and Gas Pools in the State WHERE THE LABORER AND MILLIONAIRE SHARE ALIKE THE GREATEST OPPORTUNITY EVER OFFERED ON SMALL INVESTMENTS OU ARE SAFE IN YOUR INVESTMENT IN SHANNON. SHANNON'S LOCATION Shannon i located nine miles north of Depew and seven miles south of Drum right on the Sapulpti & nl fields railroad. It is i it i , ., . i. i , i, .i . a i , i :. . .. :.. I. ....... ..a .. .r I .....I I.. gituaTcd in one m rne inosi oeauiirui i n hi uie Kieai on iieiu. nt'iiiu m uiv rn fi-mn m 1 mrtrsi n .nm .i- i in the Mate. The land U whieh the townsite is platted is ;i gradual slope, which will afford ti perfect drainage, thereby making Shannon one of the most sanitary towus in which to live in the state. The original townsite us platted In the Anderson Towusite Company, contains fortv acres, sufficient territory on which to build a eitj of 50,000 to 100,000 people. A Land of Opportunities Unbounded opportunities exisl right here in Shannon, A little invested right now maj briug you a handsome profit on vour in vestmenl in a short time. The lots are being sold at ;i rapid rate and people are anxious to get in on the new town, knowing that with its location it is bound i become one f the leading towns of the oil fields, being in the center of activities of the entire field, The Shannon territory is tested and has been found to be underlaid with an immense wealth of crude oil and natural gas. Kvery ht snld in the towusite is subject tn an "M and gas lease, but the owner and purchaser is given an absolute title to his property the minute he makes his payment. This title will hold good aud y,ou will be safe in your investment, as the Anderson Townsite (nnpany is not trving a "bunco" game to defraud the people out d" their mouev, They are giving a fair and square deal to even purchaser, I hey are known to he reliable, honesl and upright in then- dealings with the people, tins being hacked oy references ! some ol the est people in the state. Sure to Become a City Shannon will become a citv in a short time, judging from the way in whieh the sale of lots has increased in the pasl week and considering its location and natural assets. It is being built along a conservative basis, and will not he a boom town. The investors and homeseekers who come to Shannon will build modern homes and houses, making it n beautiful place in which to live from the very start. It will be a home Tor d.ooii people in four months, is the prophecy of nianj who have visited the townsite and observed its beautiful location and surroundings. Abundance of Water Pure, healthful water is in abundance at Shannon. A well has just been completed on the townsite in which there now stands seventy feel of water. This water, alter being tested, has proven to be mineral, therefore, healthful, (in the adjoining territory is a number of flowing springs spouting forth at all limes of the year a stream of sparkling water, declared l many to be the best in the state. This water will be free to the people of Shannon. Investment is Safe The Anderson Townsite Company knowing Mint their location wau the lest in the oil iicIun on whicli to build ;i permanent town, have taken all pre cautions in protecting their investors. Their title to the townsite is registered and chartered, something whicli cannot be saiii for other places, Thej have not spared one item in being perfectly safe, ami knew themselves to he so before starting tin' sale ol their inis. bach purchaser is given a title which will Btand good any place, ami the price he pays will never be regretted, being exceedingly moderate tor the opportunity he is given t make a profit on his invest tin nt. 'I'he lots arc being sold on easy payment plan, affording an opportunity lor the laboring man aud all to share in tic profits which may he made in making small investments. I! purchasing now yon get vour selection from any section of the townsite. Remember Shannon is the ONLY CHARTER KD AND RECORDED TOWNSITE IN TDK GREAT k'OXRURU OIL AND OAS FIELD. IT Is A HAVEN FOR THE INVESTOR AND HOMESEEKER. UKT VOUR CHOICE OK THE LOTS NOW, WHILE THE OPPORTUNITY PRESENTS ITSELF TO YOU. FOR FURTHER PARTICULARS WRITE OR CALL SHANNON, OKLAHOMA. Anderson Townsite Company DRUMRIGHT, OKLAHOMA. The Uplift of a Greater Destiny (C mtlnucd From Page One.) We arc not to forget the past from the fact that we are a product of the past; that all our sowing is upon the prepared soil contributed by all the oldest periods. "A sot that, as someone lias said, "if you strike your nick Into it you out through the layer of forty or fifty centuries." God has been working, and men have been building at all the substruc tures thai arc the . foundations on which we start the work we have In hand. Providence Is not the mintage f yesterday, and God has nol b i waiting for us t' appear on the scene before be sets his plow In the farrow. V,. may very easily exaggerate our abilities and resources, and especially our originality. We had better .there fore, not be too ready to refuse to rec ognise its contributions to the life "t today, and proceed t start life upon i mo new foundations. Foundations have been made for us; we are our selves the creations of the past, and must nf the instruments with Which am work are contributions of the pasl n has been truly said that we arc not a little inflated just now with our physical resources. We have gotten I Some new uses of nature; we arc talk ins around the world in Puck's forty tnlnutes; we are flitting about here and there in n most precipitous fash Ion, hurrying i" get to the end of our Journey; and that, too, oftentimes Without doing anything of very great Importance after we get to the end of It. Wo boast a little of having things In excess of the older generation; steam, electricity, compressed air, rapid transit, world-wide commerce, ii rushing, clattering civilisation, bul we never stop to ass if we are really (hunt; better or wiser things at the cud of our swift travel than did some of our forefathers, Unlike them, we rio longer Journey, weary and dust covered in the old stage coaches, bul travel at great speed In b twentieth century limited, or a Texas flyer and en steel rails thai open the continent from ocean to ocean. We take pas Bage upon our palatial steamers and cross the mighty waste of waters a I three thousand-mile journey In five days. But is it not questionable wliei her we disembark from our ocean greyhounds to undertake greater tasks than did those emotional folk Who crossed the Atlantic in a hundred days and affected a rather uncom fortable dlsemharkment from the cabin of the Mayflower? We gTOW great cities, build up International commerce, but do we grow greater men? Our Debl to the Heroic Spirit Of the Past. The nineteenth century was a great century. We scurried through it at a rapid rate: we had a great ferment of Intellectual life; but have you noticed that ere have to go back of that cen tury to find a Plato, a John Milton, a Shakespeare, or a Pascal? w hen we Slop to think about it we discover that the greatest moulders of men. the greatest teachers of the world, are not with us to commemorate this Thanks giving season. The mightiest forces that reach forth their transforming energies to mould human life in this day and age come to us from the Sources far back of all contemporary history. Yes. indeed, we are up to our res in debt to the heroic spirits of the put Who have made the world what It I" for us, and for those who come lifter us. For our greatest literature, for the. most truly constructed forces for shaping history, and for our religion we must go to the pasi. Our richest draughts of inspiration we drink out of vintages of the past; we bring our best knowledge out of the oldest liter atures; we gel the cue for our most used inventions from the creative minds that have long since passed be yond the borderline, w, could, indeed, better afford to throw all our gold Into the sea than to lose that veritable mine of wealth, the history of the great peoples of the past, and the past of the divinely led nations, among whom God has b Ing. Ii is good thai the way the Lord member because it wt a 1 1 n so visibly work- we remember all hath led US- re has made us what arc, and because Hod's footprints Visible upon it. Surely It is unnecesary to remind any man who is at atl acquainted with the history of this nation thai God has been here before us and wrought at the basis of all our Individual and national life. He is indeed a dull stu dent of history who does not see lie divine hand working in the thought and character of the old world for cen tal hs, getting ready to winnow oul of all the meat nations of the earth the choicest grain, and in his fullness of time, to lay the foundations of u gov ernment in the new world for the working out of his divine ideals among men. i stabtMted on the Foundations of Justice and Brotherhood, When we look at our national his tory It is easy to sec the hand of a Supreme lb ing in its development. It reads tike the history Of Israel of old. How Hod has gone before ns and pre pared the way. Look at the history ol the colonies up to the Declaration of Independence, how Cod brought about that of which our for, fat hers bad never even dreamed. How the colon ists met In the continental congress, and resolved that they had neither thought nor desire to break with the mother countrj ; and how God work ing in all the blunders of King George, and his advisors brought about that break. How he gave sir cess to their arms and compelled Kngland to ac knowledge their right of existence as an Independent nation. When you come to read Revolutionary history It Is like reading the succession of miracles in the history of Israel of old. Then I need not remind you that i for the first half of our national life I we were contending with a national ferment that betokened national dis aster. It Is written upon every page of our history for fifty years. It loomed up large on the horlson at the meeting of every national congress. ,und at the admission of every state. aii the strategy and diplomacy of statesmanship were exen Ised to avert It. but finally following a long series 'of national blunders -It came; and UCh a scene as the world never be held was witnessed when the noblest sons of the noblest people the sun ever shone upon rushed to arms In civil Strife, and in the defense of what they believed to be right. K artiest souls, both north and south, p: dyed fervent ly for the success of their arms, ana this nation was baptised in the purest, best blood that a sovereign God ever I sent coursing through mortal veins. The nations of the world looked i upon the scene and said: "The his tory Of the American republic Is fin ished, popular government is a fail ure." But a Divinity that rules the destines of nations came out, not only purified by Its baptism of blood, but .with every national principle and na idition for which men fought, pre. served, and its destiny established for. jcver on the foundation of justice and brotherhood. Tlni came the period of reconstruc tion ami development of the country's resources, and the history of the past half century is the most marvelous ever written in the life of any nation In the world In the same length of time; until today we are the most powerful nation, the richest nation, the most Intelligent nation, the most religious nation, and a nation with the greatest mission of all the nations on the face of the earth, And why? Listen. Iho secret of our national life and greatness Is not found In Ameri can Ingenuity alone, or In American skill alone, or in American intelligence alone, bui in the guiding and ruling of Divine Providence; and It is this fad that the people should gratefully ac knowledge, this thai should swell the American heart With thanksgiving on this, our national holiday. Leaving All Mistakes ami Blunders Behind. Another thing, no less important, is suggested by our textual thought. We are to remember the past, but we are also to forget It. The made Boll on which we sow is our inheritance from the past, 'tis true, but we are to add a new layer Of soil on which others are to sow. Time goes not back to brine its age of gold, but forward. II Is possible for people or nations to overwork the past, to give themselves In excess to retrospection; to criticism Of their own age and time; to behold to.,! and nature through older eyes alone, forgetting the Individual rela tion of each personal soul. The past is for us, to be sure, but the sole terms on Which it Can become ours Is Its subordination to the present. We arc Under bonds to the past and must honor it, but our best use of it is to take and make a great future out of it. We are, in that sense, to forget the past, and leaving the things which are behind us to go on to better things The future should be served for con structive Work, for new undertakings, for larger tasks, for better fidelities j.ife stagnates when poised on the older standards Of duty and achieve ments. It can keep its freshness only by new and larger undertakings. That we ought also to swing clear of the mistakes of our pred issors and 'do a belter work than they did goes. I apprehend, without saying. Wo need in the int. rest of growth to forget many things which we insist upon loading ourselves with. We encumber Ourselves tOO much with impedimenta. We are not content to have our old mistakes and blunders behind. We worry ourselves Into hysteria In the present about things that we stumbled over in the past. We ereel failures in the old yesterdays into the measure of the successes of today. It is human to blunder, but it is divine not to re peat them. 'f We have done foolish things in the past we need not do them the second time. Held iii the (.rasp of Eternal Righte ousness. That we are living In a lime that i has much constructive work on Its I hands goes without sav ing. The last century has been a critical one. We have been smashing things at a great rate. Demolishing old theories in philosophy ami science, and theology even. And to that extent that some people are deeply stirred over the status of things: terribly alarmed lest old precedents shall be exceeded and 'surpassed In the i mg time, Hark Ing backward, however, to old truths that are always vital And absolutely necessary as embodied in character and experienced in conduct we find they have noi changed one whit in their essentials: it is only the me dieval photography of them thai has : faded a bit. The pain we feel in p irting , ompanj i with some of thise creed forms and 'dogmatic formulas is at times perhaps severe, but let us iiyt forget the sig nificance of the window that opened toward Jerusalem. II is not thai the Holy City could be better seen, nol I God more readll) detected, nor Dan iel's prayers more quickly heard and answered. Bul the significant thing Is to have no obstacle between the soul and God, Throw open the windows that truth may come in, and the hull I ger of life may be sal Isfll 'I We have no occasion for alarm. Wherever worlds have been found the King's writ of righteous control runs through thorn all, No new star lean rain evil influence on goodness, or Wither the worth of inward purity. The microbe does nol exist thai can demoralize sacrificial service, philo sophic doubt will never abolish the reigning witness of the soui thai Is set to work the will of the Almighty. Taken all in all. when tl utile sv.-,- tem Is held in right perspective, there will not be so many lamentations from thosi leal tolis. At able or it is the who are disposed to ami d is taster from th brawl de e bouse Ibis hour, when some fashion philosophies are nothing more less than I heir sent illicit a lit ies, impossible for us to overpraise truly balanced life thai Is held grasp of eternal rlghteOUS- in the ness, During the las' century there was' a very carnival of loud talking skepti- cism, In which these doubting Thom-I BSei imagined that Hoy bad buried ; Christianity beyond the power of, resurrection; when, as a fact, they themselves have be n ground to pow der, and scattered to the four winds of heaven. Thirty years ago there was atheism, and later agnosticism, In almost every utterance of natural science. The Kock of Ages was pried oul of its old embedment, as 11 was thought, by the i nicks and levers of atheistic philoso phy. Hut all of that has been taken cure of by the later sc ience ilself. The physical world Is declaring the glory of God, and every sane scientist who cares for his reputation in the slight est degree as a scientist, Is compelled to make place for I divine force, to Which he can apply no lesser name than ibid, in Whom the (denial moral order has lis center and circumference, Now. men. who modicum of gray cranium, will think not going lo break wllh our tradi tions or forget our history. Things ami conditions are shifting, 'tis true, but we must ami will adapt ourselves to them. And if our temporurj schemes are disarranged let us never hesitate to see things as thej are. for the only optimism thai is worth whib is that which Is more frank ami fearless than any pessimism can pos sibly be. Le us submerge passing events iii the grandeur of life as a whole. The Voyage Is made over trackles seas, and cbarl and com pass can do no more than guide us from moment lo m m Bui as We sail onward the waters modify their rage, the skies begin to clear, the sun Increasingly shines, and there are tokens of good anchorage be yond. if there Is more of the tyranny of i greed tn the commercial world; more of the sordid quests of social selfish ness, there Is more also of the sweet '.spirit of Christian charity among the I people today than ever before, If ' there IS more of organized sin. more of subtlety, compromise and sinuous self-seeking, and less of the code of honor and chivalry and good will in Inch places, there is also more of ,,r- iganlxed righteousness among the I people, And as 1 look nut on this twentieth century period over the threshold of which we have but Just stepped It Is clear in in, thai it Is to be the greatest century In the his tory of the world; greatest in the en lightenment of the human race, great est iii the development of the human development of greatest in the l ace; greatest ill I hi religious thought; building of moral cbara ii i and in the constructive genius of man. Then, too, we are undertaking new things In national affairs. Things nave ooen changing tiona precedent of own and defending I Here. he na- taklng of one's ones self may be Well so far as it goes, bul this nation in the providence of God lias been I'linliiu: out in the lasl de cade that we ate our brother's keeper, and thai Strength owes its debt of obligation to i he weak. We have I n tore, d bj the hand of Almighty Hod Iii take a pail al thai soil of altruistic business, and all signs fail if there is nol be, as the days go by, more "f thai wood work of bciring one an other's burdens, and thus fulfilling l be law of him n h" Said "1 am among you, as he that serveth." I nihil m of National Righteousness ami Pea oo. The people of this nation arc fiill of the consciousness of ibis mission of taking upon themselves the sense of responsibility of the weak and oppressed people of the earth, and it Is in vain that the cry from any source comes calling them back to 1 1 Id paths. They are nol unmind ful of the fad that the Lord hath led tin m In the past; but, In the face of present duties and future possl blltles, they are "forgetting the tilings thai are behind and reaching forth to those things that are before," and Woe to thai man or policy which I W oil Id st a ml in their Wa v. God only can foresee the greatness of our mission as a people in "press ing forward'' In the work which Heaven has assigned us, The nations of the world are standing In awe of us, and will continue to do so as long as vve stand for righteousness ami peace, and although wars con tinue ami the fine dreams which look shape in Ihe creation of The Hague tribunal seem a mockery la the light of existing facts, there is, I am per suaded lo believe, real ami enduring 'progress Inward the gradual ellmina Hon of the worst evils which inter national conflicts have brought upon mankind, and Ihe man who docs not lad must he singularly to the Influences that quarter about him, who are seriously realise that unsusceptible siir in every Most men iiioiiguiiui recognise thai a new or der of things is coming, that w hen tins world-tragedy now being enacted in Burope, working havoc with the prlcelcs values of civilisation, and In a way which causes our very hearts to bleed and our souls to blanch with horror, and la which to superficial eyes, to eves winch reach only the surface of things, the Christian's Hod is in a partial eclipse, the curtain will have rung down on the old order and Christianity the real, complete doctrine and profession which ban never yet bci-n thoroughly tried or exhibited will come Into its own. For, "As the lightning cometh out of the east, and shlneth Into the west, so shall the coming of the Bon of Man be." Thai I may not In here, you will pi null in a final wont, that Hon to maintain its as the strongest natl but only so long us exerted for the glory uplifting of man. i w e should have I lu misunderstood me to say, lust I want our lia- presenl prestige hi en Ihe earth, thai strength is Of God and ' h am willing that greatest navy on the seas; the oest disciplined army among the nations of the earth, just so long as that army ami navy aro feared only In their Outbursts of right is Indignation against oppres sion and wrong. I want thai the flag of this nation shall be loved wherever it floats I" cause it Is the emblem of national righteousness and peace. And i pray Gad to make us such a people and give us such bailers that these ma) be our Ideals, That he will keep us back from temptation of national greed, and save us from national sin, that we may. as a pie whoso (bid is the Lard, 'remember all the way that the Lord our Hod hath led OS. Some must men will not Some must possess matter In Men must as ol hi ihallenge t in v ii a tin lr think, r men prop osition that authority demands them to accept. Some men must he for ever haling to Judgment those who differ from them. Hut why must there be a charge and countercharge as to personal Integrity in' relation to n system of thought Why? The Unrest of the human sun! gives adequate answer tn this question. We ourselves are filled with this spirit of unrest. We are not satisfied with what vve are or have, or know, and the only cure for this continual un rest, as I regard it, Is ceaseless ac tivity, and the one activity that cun satisfy a soul is that which makes one strive to realize Ihe noblest things in Christian living. We should never cry out to any Christian man or Christian woman for that matter seeking honestly in their own way to Q ,1,,, i,,,,-,,u, ,.f fl.eir unl . r... ....... .... ... v.... I though in a different way from ours - "Thou art a sinner." Our social und Industrial Problems, Again, there are those who are un duly alarmed because of our new so cial. :nd Industrial problems the con ditions that have come about bSCSUSS of our rapidly increasing and mixed populations, and they are crying that our national Ideals of morals and re ligion an going to Ihe dogs. But, listen We have been a rcllglOUl na- Hon from the beginning, and are iii SO today than ever, and we are An Appreciation Today when the Nation, the State, the Country and the City are indulging in general Thanksgiving, this store desires to ex press its appreciation for increased patronage and to think the many new 1 1 1 1 ;ill the old customers for their cordis1 co operation in helping us build tthis business to the point where we can Purnish greater values ;it less money than ever before. STORE CLOSED ALL DA V.