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Praise ye the Lord. O give thanks unto the Lord; for He
is good; for His mercy endureth forever.
By Dr. Charles Stelzle
In religion, Thanksgiving is just as important as Faith.
With Thanksgiving, let your requtsts be made to God, the
apostle wrote. We ask and receive not, because we have failed
to thank God for what He has already given. We are like
careless children who grab what is offered them without say
ing “Thank You.”
If yau were to study the Bible in connection with the
subject of prayer you would find that Thanksgiving is one
of the essentials of receiving. This is not so because God
wishes to himiliate us because He has chosen to develop our
characters by being grateful.
Ingratitude is always a sign of smallness or immatur
ity of character, a really big man is always ready to ack
nowledge his indebtedness to the humblest person who may
have assisted him. To be thankful, therefore, is an indica
tion of supremacy rather than one of inferiority.
T am debtor both to the Greek and the Barbarian”, said
the apostle aul. This showed that he was grateful to men.
But he was chiefly thankful to God for these men, and for
his associates. “I thank God for you all,” he wrote to the
Paul was also grateful for what God had done for others
and this was a sign of still greater gratitude than merely
thanking God for what had been done for himself. This
was shown whe nhe said: “I thank my God on your behalf
for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;
that in everything ye are enriched by Him.”
Here then, is an outline of what might be built into a
I thank all men for what they have done for me.
I thank God for what he has done for me. I thank God
for what he has done for my fellow men.
By Ruth Taylor
Today we speak often of national unity, of the United
States, of the United Nations. But how often do we bring
this much to be desired unity down out of the blue sky of
generalities into our everyday life?
National unity means just one thing. You and I and the
man next door, the grocer down the street, the newsboy on
the corner, the man who drives the bus we take to work or
market, all of us, must work and fight together for our com
mon ideal of good for all the people, regardless of class, race,
creed or color.
This is a war of survival. The old barriers have broken j
down. Men are fighting side by side regardless of their back
grounds. Americans all, they are fighting for the preservation
of the right to work and live as free men. The courage of a
man is what counts, not his class, race, creed or color.
The boys who fell at Bataan, who met death on the
sea or in the high air over myriad battle fronts, were fighting
for us, and together with us. Can we let down their heroism
by devisiveness at home ?
“Now the frontiers are all closed.
There is no other country we can run away to;
At las we must turn and live with one another.”
So speaks one of the poets of this war. There is no
dodging the issue. We must learn how to cooperate, how to
get along with our neighbors, how to live together.
Wherever our duty, our opportunity for service, lies,
we must work together, in shop and on farms, at the battle
front and in the home.
We must sacrifice together. We must prove our faith
by putting into actual practice our belief in the democratic
way of working together without asking other than that
our fellow workers abide by the principles set down in the
. Bill of Rights.
Therein lies the great difference between the democra
cies and the totalitarian states. They fight under orders for
the State, we fight together for the good of all people. This
is the cohesive quality of democracy. This is why we will
work together for the future and for a permanent peace in
a world in which all men will be free.
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Wickard Asks For
Increase In Poultry
Secretary of Agriculture, Claude
E. Wickard has asked American
farmers to produce 200,000,00 ex
tra chickens during the coming
fall and winter months to help
supplement the supplies of meat
in prospect for civilian use.
Production of the extra chickens
will be in addition to the re
cord production of eggs, layers
and meat chickens which Ameri
can poultrymen and farmers are
supplying to meet all wartime re
quirements in 1942.
Thus far this year more than
40,500,000,000 eggs have been pro
duced while the number of lay
ing hens has been increased by 13
percent to a total of 315 million.
The U. S. Department of Agricult
ure reports that farmers will sell
about 17 per cent more chickens
this year than in 1941.
Secretary Wickard has been as
surred that poultrymen and farm
ers, utilizing existing brooded hou
ses and other production equip
ment not normally used to capa
city during this season, would par
ticipate in the program. A million
producers raising 200 chickens each
would assure reaching the goal.
The additional chickens will sup
plement the supplies of beef, pork,
veal, and lamb available for do
mestic consumers after sufficient
quantities of the so called red meat
are reserved for all military arid
Lend Lease requirements.
A five point plan for the effi
cient operation of the emergency
program has been suggested. The
five points include increased hat
chery outputs at this season in
line with demand for chicks; adop
tioin of a management program to
meet cold weather production pro
blems; feeding to utilize feed,
wheat and vegetable oil meals of
which there are greatly increased
supplies; sanitation; and utilization
of existing equipment and facili
The 200,000,000 extra chickens
sought under the emergency pro
gram will require more than a
million tons of feed if they are |
marketed at an average weight1
or about three pounds. Fortunately
ample quantities of feed wheat to
gether with soybean and peanut
meal will be available to supple
ment normal poultry feed supplies.
Efficient operation of the em
ergency program will be necessary
USDA officials point out, so that
the extra chickens produced wiirbe
marketed during the off season and
out of the way before poultrymen
and farmers must give full atten
tion to the egg and poultry pro
duction needed' in 1943.
The evtra poultry and meat ex
pected to result from the emer
gency program will supply a val
uable addition to the quantities
of all meats in prospect for the
next few months. Despite a re
cord production of all livestock,
which is expected to yield 24 bil
lion pounds of meat in 1943, total
demand in prospect adds up to 27
billion pounds, or 3 billion pounds
more than the supply.
Roughly, 6 billion pounds or
more, or 25 percent of the total
meat production will be required
for our armed forces and for our j
Allies during this fiscal year. This
leaves roughly 18 billion pounds of
meat available for ci-vilian use,
or about 3 billion pounds short of
the demand in prospect.
Hull praises Mexico for her help
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