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STATE FEDERATION NEWS
' By Mrs. Homer L. Settle, Payette
State Press Chairman
'It is of utmost importance that
every club should give attention to
the activities of the department of
nnnHed education. Every club will
benefit by a general knowledge of the
work undertaken. Every community
will be benefited by the fulfillment of
our department plans.
Mrs. John D. Sherman, chairman of
the department of -applied education
of the general federation, open an
article outlining the aims of the
divisions of her department.
Aim: To raise the standard of
schools in rural communities to the
end that country boys and girls will
be assured educational advantages
equivalent to those in the cities.
Among the needed essentials are: A
longer school term; an adequately
prepared, mature and experienced
teacher; better school buildings and
the establishment of teacherages.
A state wide campaign for kinder
garten extention. The kindergarten
is the place of places for American
ization to begin.
Support of the federal board of vo
cational education in the work of
rehabilitation of our disabled sold
iers, sailorfe and marines.
The providing of scholarships for
children, who otherwise, are not able
to attend school for vocational train
Establishment of county libraries
with books and magazines for every
Book service to the sick and
wounded ex-service men.
Books for the blind.
Work for the foreign-born.
Better American Speech
Celebrate better American speech
week November 6-12.
Division of Home Economics
The plans and programs of' this
division will have three objectives:
To Interest women in the home as a
social institution; by a study of the
Special Sale Message
People have responded so generously in co-operating with the special sale week that we have
cleaned up most of our stock mentioned in the sale and are putting in new merchandise at very
low prices. When buyers become enthusiastic we do too, and we make it worth while to come in
to see our goods.
The big sale lasts till Saturday night
■Btil IB M14 M
material and spiritual needs of the
modern home and by intelligent co
operation with agencies at work for
the betterment of homes. •
Passage of the Fess bill to amend
the vocational education act in such
manner that vocational training in
home making pursuits may receive
as much aid from federal funds as is
given in industry and agriculture.
This committee will strive to bring
together all clubs in the county, both
urban and rural, thru their common
interest in the home, into a strong
county organization; to promite the
organization of community clubs and
to encourage already existing clubs
to join the Federation of Women's
Special emphasis is given to the
following: Food sanitation, nutri
tion milk, home garden, canning and
preserving, weights and measures
and home demonstration agent.
An effort will be made to convince
manufacturers that there is a de
mand for a supply of simple, con
servative garments as well as those
which follow the trend of swiftly
In developing a club program co
operation with the county home
demonstration agents and the local
high school teachers is suggested.
Finance in the home and. school
deals with the following:
(a) Every day functions of a bank
and its place in the community.
(b) Federal Reserve system and
advantages derived therefrom.
(c) Expenses of national, state
and municipal governments and how
they are met.
(d) Women and the law.
(e) Teaching children how to
(f) intelligent investment.
Household business and manage
ment deals with the following: Or
ganizing the business, food, cloth
ing, the house and its furnishings,
ventilation, time and personal in
Conservation of Natural Resources
Aim: To develop an appreciative
understanding of the nationa's
natural resources and, when neces
sary, to secure legislation that will
insure their intelligent conservation.
By intelligent conservation we mean
the handling of these resources in ac
cordance with their best and fullest
uses without waste or abuse.
Forest fire protection, expression
by vote of choice for a national tree,
highway and community tree plant
ing, the preservation of woodlands
Roads and Highways
Support of legislation for the
abolishment of advertising signs
Support of legislation for a national
system of highways to provide for in
terstate traffic—two main highways
in each state to link up with main
highways in adjacent states.
Gossip; Trouble It
Causes, Where It
Starts and Ends
The following is a continuation of
the article on "Gossip" published in
the last issue of The Idaho Republi
can and written by Rev. Jesse H.
Baird, pastor, of the First Presbyter
ian church of Boise:
One thing about gossip which al
most rejoices one is this. You can
not kindle a great fire without dan
ger of being burned by it yourself.
You cannot involve yourself in the
passing of a piece of slanderous
gossip without making yourself liable
to some of its evil fruits. The very
word "gossip" indicates this. It is
an old English word. It formerly
had a good meaning. It meant
"sponsor." We read in history that
"Queen Elizabeth was gossip at the
christening of the infant James the
Sixth of England.' In other words
the queen was sponsor for the baby
at the christening. The very word
itself is our warning. We cannot
pass on a piece of idle gossip without
ourselves becoming sponsor for it.
"To smile at the jest which plants a
thorn in another's breast is to be
come a principal in the mischief.''
Individuals should be held to the
same accountability as newspapers.
If a paper prints a story which ma
ligns another's character and the
story be proved false, the newspaper
is liable to court proceedings and
damages, it matters not who wrote
the story. So should it be with in
Gossip is indeed a small fire
kindled in hell, able of setting the
whole "wheel of nature" ablaze with
that same hellish flame.
Second, in Proverbs 26:20, gossip
is likened to adding wood to the
flames. "For lack of wood the fire
goeth 'out; and where there is no
whisperer contention ceaseth.'"- Gos
sip is keeping a fire burning which
should be allowed to go out. Some
thing eyil comes up in the commun
ity. If it were not for the talk it
would soon pass away and be for
gotten. But people insist upon talk
ing. And just as long as they con
tinue to talk, the evil thing will con
tinue to stalk the streets and alleys,
casting abroad its spell ,of unhappi
ness and suffering and evil sugges
tion. Gossip is turning the search
light upon matters which should be
kept in the dark. God knows there is
a lot of evil in the world. There is
some of it even in the best of us. The
Godly Paul, after a long life of de
voted service, said "Jesus Christ
came into the world to save sinners
of whom I am chief." Who is there
but knows the. struggle it is to keep
down the evgl impulse within him?
"There is 90 much good in the worst
of us and so much bad in the best of
us, that it ill behooves any of us to
talk about the rest of us." If this be
so, why forever parade the evil side
of life? -v '
"As halt in shade and half in sun,
This earth along its path advances;
But let that hglf the sun's upon
Be all that e'er snail meet thy
This does not mean that we are to
condone evil. Not for a minute. But
until Almighty God commissions you
to Judge your fellow men and deal
out God's punishment to them, you
had better deal gently with them and
leave vengeance to God. "Judge not
that ye be not judged."
The third scriptural figure we will
study is James 3:3,4, where the
tongue is likened to the rudder of a
ship and the bit in the horse's mouth.
Each of these is a small Instrument
used to guide something which is
large and powerful. How splendid a
simile it is! The tongue is small but
it guides the great Issues in life. The
tongue is a rudder in the life of the
one who does the talking. Psychology
tells us that the best way to impress
a matter on the mind is to put in into
words and tell it to somebody else.
A teacher never feels certain that his
pupil knows the ltesson until he has
put it into his own words and told it
back to him. The tunny stories and
other matters of knowledge which
come most quickly to your mind are
the Ones you have told to others at
some time. Think what a serious
matter this makes of gossip! If you
have the habit of forever and always
talking evil of somebody, consider
what is going on in your own mind,
yes, in your very soul. Your mind
and soul are becoming gradually just
as bitter ahd just as evil as are the
stories which fall from your lips. The
mind is like ascreen. In the course
of the day there passes thru this
mental screen a stream of impres
sions, suggestions and ideas. When
the days is over, most of these are
gone forever. We will never think
of them-again. They will never be
recalled to mind. But out from this
passing stream we have screened a
few impressions, a few ideas which
will remain with us as a part of our
permanent mental equipment. This
is the fact which should make us
think. What determines the nature
of the impressions we screen out
from the passing stream and remem
ber thru the days to come? Our in
terests. We will remember the kind
of thing we are interested in, the
kind of things we talk about. The
thing which will catch our atention
is the kind of thing we are looking
for. If we are always looking for
things that are lovely and of good re
port and beautiful in the lives of
others, at the end of the day we will
have gathereA into the storehouse of
the mind a golden treasure of such
beautiful ideas. But on the other
hand, if we are ever looking for the
nasty scandalous tale about other
people, and forever passing on such
tales to others, the impressions
which remain with us from the ex
periences of the day will be of that
same evil, nasty variety. Some peo
ple's minds become like the witches'
caldron, filled with snakes and toads
and dead men's bones and everything
that is foul and nasty. Meet them
where you will and they will reach
down In that dirty storehouse and
bring up a story' so foul and hateful
that it nauseates you.
you cannot afford to allow your
tongue to wag with evil, scandalous
stories. That same gossip will act
as a rudder to your own soul, guid
ing it into channels as evil as the
scandal in which you dabble.
Goslp is also a rudder to the lives
of those talked about. In the classic
drama, "School for Scandal" we are
shown how people who are entirely
innocent, falling victims to evil scan
dal, may be impelled toward the sin
of which they are falsely accused.
People are liable to do just about
what their friends and neighbors ex
pect ,of them (unless their lives be
sustained and steadied by the power
of God.) If everybody expects good
things of a certain person .that ex
pectation becomes a strong impulse
to him to achieve those same good
things. But if on the other hand
everybody expects evil of a certain
individual, he Is liable to accept that
same low standard which the com
munity sets for him.
The fourth descriptive .figure of
scripture is James is: 11,. in which the
tongue is likened to a fountain, send
ing forth either sweet water or bit
ter. The type of water gushing from
the fountain demonstrates the nature
of the deep lying vein from which it
springs/ How true and how challeng
ing a picture is this! Speech is but
the overflow from the deep medita
tions of our hearts. Its character
shows the character of the soul with
in. If our speech be wholesome and
pure and sweet, it demonstrates that
our life within is just as wholesome
apd pure and sweet. But if our
speech be foul with scandal and evil
tales about others, it publishes a
damaging testimony as to what we
are ourselves, what we are down
there in the secret places of our own
hearts. "Doth the fountain send
forth from the same opening sweet
water and bitter? Can -a fig tree, my
brethern, yield olives, or a vine figs?
Neither can salt water yield sweet."
Neither will a pure heart yield
What shall we do then? Shall we
cease to talk about folks? No. folks
are the most interesting topic in the
world. And It's right to be interested
in folks. It is also right to talk about
them. The whole question is, how
shall we talk? Lets talk about peo
ple's virtues rather than their vices.
Lets run people up rather than run
them down. "Whatsoever things are
true, whatsoever things are honor
able, whatsoever things are just,
whatsoever things are pure, what
soever! things are lovely, whatsoever
things are of good report; if there
be any virtue, and if there be any
praise, think on these things." And
may I add, "talk of these things."
What a happy world it would be if
we would all do so! v
The solution of the whole matter,
of course, lies deeper. Get right
with God. Let Christ cleanse your
heart and fill you with His holy love
for God and man, and then the over
flow from that heart cannot but be
A mother can be trusted not
to tell evil stories about her daugh
ter, because she loves her daughter.
The true Christian can be trusted
not to circulate damaging tales about
his fellow men, because he loves his
fellows with a Christian love. "Set
mouth, keep the door of my lips."
0 Jehovah, before my
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