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Homemakers’ Column
Home Demonstration Agent
; Roadside Development
With the coming of improved high
ways and the stimulation to home im
provement which this has brought
about, there has been a demand for
nprovement in the altogether too
prevalent unkept condition of the pub
lic roadside. Some states are giving
special attention to this problem, and
have well organized departments for
looking after the project.
Maryland has an excellent system
of roads and while it is difficult to de
velop and maintain adequate high
ways to take care of the heavy traffic,
the matter of improving the appear-l
ance of the roadsides should not be
neglected. All forward looking citi
zens should be interested in this sub
ject, and pressure should be brought
to bear on the legislators to induce
them to undertake this important im
Sl hdas o ges s
Birthday Party Held
Mrs. Hervey R. Smouse entertained
The Gleaner’s Sunday School class
Thursday evening, February 20, at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Martin V.
Frazee, Selbysport, in honor of the
birthday of her sister, Mrs. Frazee.
An elaborate three-course luncheon
was served at the close of the even
ing. The color scheme of the dining
room was carried out in red and
white, with candles as a means of
The out-of-town guests were Mrs.
Anna Smouse and Mrs. H. R. Smouse,
of Oakland, and Mr. and Mrs. F. G.
Fox, of Friendsville. Mrs. Frazee re
ceived many beautiful and useful
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Facts and Figures
on Your Telephone
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'weight of massive buildings or to
{withstand the pounding shocks of
'heavy, highway traffic.
. A single telephone, like the pebble,
iis not of great value. It is just an
{nstrument. Add another and bind
ithem together with wire connections '
‘and two pople talk with each other.
iAs other telephones are installed, the
.value and usefulness of the service in
creases. This service makes each com
imunity a more useful part of the
‘State, nation or world. .
.In Maryland, Virginia, West Vir
iginia and the District of Columbia,
‘the Chesapeake and Potomac Tele:
‘phone Companies now operate 618,
700 telephones. Last year 34,232 tele
'phones were added to the system in
'this area, which was the greatest in
'crease in any year in the companies’
‘history, officials say.
. Ten years ago telephone users in
ithis area made annually about 607,
000,000 local apd more than 14,300,
‘OOO toll calls. Officials of the com
‘pany state that more than a billion
local telephone connections were es
‘tablished during 1929. Out-of-town
‘calls increased to about 35,000,000 or
‘144 per cent.
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Hid $5,000 Policy
~in Telephone Book
; Telephone directories, as everyone
‘knows who uses the telephone, and
'‘most people do, are the source of
.much valuable information. Direc
‘tories contain important facts on how
'to use the telephone, what to do in
‘emergencies necessitating calling the
‘fireman, the policeman or the ambu
‘lance, how to make out-of-town calls,
ihow to report telephones out of or
ider and many other things of a use
:ful nature. |
i But the telephone directory is cer
‘tainly not a satisfactory substitute
{for a safe-deposit box. Just recently
‘a case was reported to telephone of
\ficials where a directory supervisor
'happened to see a recovered book
which bulged larger than’ he thought
‘the issue warranted. His curiosity
.being aroused, he opened the direc
'tory and discovered a folder which
'was found to be a life insurance
ipolicy for $5,000.
Doing a little sleuthing, the tele
‘phone man discovered the address of
the house from which the directory
ihad been collected and on going there
,found that the polity had been issued
ito a son of the telephone subsecriber.
:The son had died a few weeks pre
{viously and his parents, it turned out,
thad known nothing of the policy, so
!that its return was very much like a
: gift of $5,000.
Improved Uniform International |
' Lesson "
ber of Faculty, Moody Bible Institute
of Chicago.)
(©. 1930, Western Newspaper Union.)
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Lesson for March 2
LESSON TEXT—Matthew 11:2-12:50.
GOLDEN TEXT—Come unto me, all
ye that laber and are heavy laden, and
I will give vou rest
tPfIIIMARY TOPIC—-Jesus the Friend
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JUNIOR TOPlC—Jesus the Great
IC—Who Jesus Was.
IC—Our Lord's Testimony Concerning
I. How the Kingdom Was Received
(ch, 11).
In showing the attitude of heart of
the people, four classes of hearers are
1. The perplexed hearers, like John
the Baptist (vv. 2-11).
John believed that Jesus was the
‘Christ (v. 2), but was somewhat per
‘plexed as to the manner of the estab
‘lishment of the kingdom. The Bap
tist had in his preaching mainly em
phasized the line of prophecy which
made the King to be a mighty con
queror (Matt, 8:10-12). He said that
the ax is laid unte the root of the tree
and that there was to be a separation
‘of the chaff from the wheat and &
purning of the chaff. John saw Christ
as the one who would remove the sins
of the people by the shedding of His
.blood (John 1:29), but he failed to see
the interval between the time of His
suffering and the time of His triumph.
2. Violent hearers (vv. 12-19).
These were willing to receive the
kingdom according to their own way,
‘but were unwilling to conform to its
laws. They seized 1t with violent
hands. They would not repent when
called upon to do so by John, nor re
joice to do so when called upon by
Christ (vv. 17-19).
3. The stout-hearted unbelievers
(vv. 20-24).
In Chorazin, Bethsaida and Caper
naum, Christ had done most of His
mighty works, but the people delib
eritely set their hearts against Him
and His message. Tyre and Sidon
were filled with immoral profligates
and idolators, but they will be more
tolerably dealt with in the Day of
Judgment than will those who wil
fully reject Jesus Christ.
4. Hearers who are babes in spirit
(vv. 25-30).
There were some among the people
who heard Jesus with childlike faith,
They believed that Jesus was the Mes
siah and opened their hearts to re
ceive Him,
11. The Antagonism to Jesus
(ch. 12).
In chapter eleven we siw the shame
ful indifference of the Jews to their
King. In this chapter we see the posi
tive and bitter antagonism manifest
'ing itself against Him, The imme
diate occasion of their wicked deter
mination was Christ’s relation to the
1. The Son of Man is Lord of the
Sabbath (vv. 1-8).
The hungry disciples were plucking
corn on the Sabbath. With this the
Pharisees found fault. To their cavils
Christ replied, and showed that God’s
purpose in instituting the Sabbath was
to serve man’s highest interests and
to contribute to his happiness.
(1) He is greater than their great
est King, David (vv. 8,4). (2) He is
greater than their sacrifice and priest
hood (v. 5). (3.) He is greater than
the temple (v. 6). The temple, with
its gorgeous rites and ceremonies, was
but typical of Himself. (4) He is
_greater than the Sabbath (v. 9), for
He is the very Lord of the Sabbath.
2. Healing the withered hand (vv.
In order 'that they might accuse
Him, they asked, “Is it lawful to heal
on the Sabbath days?” Jesus’ reply
was both a question and a declaration.
8. The unpardonable sin (vv.
* The occasion of thelr blasphemy
against the Holy Ghost was the cast
‘ing out of the demon. Im this act,
Christ displayed His power to cast
out demons. The effect of this miracle
was twofold: (1) Upon the multi
tude. They were amazed, and cried
out, “Is not this the son of David?”
(2) Upon the Pharisees. When they
‘heard what the people were saying,
their anger and satanic malice were
aroused. They said He was casting
out demons by the prince of the
demons. With unanswerable logic,
He met their accusations and de
manded decision. He charged home
upon them their awful guilt. They
had attributed the work of the Holy
Spirit to the devil. This Christ calls
the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost,
for which there is no pardon.
The Last Step Wins
- It is the last step that wins, and
there is no place in the pilgrim’s prog
ress where so many dangers lurk as
the region that lies hard by the por
tals of the celestial city. It is when
heaven'’s heights are full in view that
hell’s gate is most persistent and full
of deadly peril.—A. B. Simpson.
Stability and Sincerity
Stability and sincerity go together.
A true Christian will hasten 'from
wrong.—John Timothy Stone.
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A Man’s Hat |
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WHEN it first happened Laura
thought that they ought to call
off the club meeting. With little sis
ter Pansy and herself so upset that}
they couldn’t even cut the bread for
the sandwiches straight, how were
they going to be able to act as host- ‘
esses for the Book club that night?
But after talking to the president of
the club over the telephone Laura re- |
luctantly changed her mind. |
“Something really rather upsetting
has happened,” she said, with an air |
of mystery. “Especially upsetting to
poor little Pansy, though I'm nervous
enough over it, goodness knows.” |
“Poor little Pansy” was a rather
beautiful young woman of twenty-five
who lived alone with her maiden sis
ter, some ten years her senior.
“You’'ll just have to have the meet
ing,” Kate Jones, the president of the
club, insisted, “unless, of course, it is
physically impossible. Everyone is ex
pecting to be there and we couldn’t
reach every one now. We're going
to have theatrical charades—going to
act out the names of great actors or
plays—and your house is so nice for
charades, with the wide double doors
and the large drawing rooms.”
Pansy appeared rather pale and list
less that evening, while Laura, who‘
was clearly excited, showed cheeks
that flamed with color. (
The charade progressed smoothly
enough, the members of the club di
viding themselves into four groups,
each one of which presented some dis
tinguished actor, living or dead. The {
group of which Kate Jones was lead- |
er had chosen Richard Mansfield. |
“Rich” was easy enough and “ard”
would be rendered by a cockney Eng- |
lishman trying to say hard. For the
last name “field” was easy enough,
and for the first syllable they would
just need a man’s hat or coat.
“No use searching here,” said Kate.
“There never was a man in the family,
or at least not for ever so long. But
I'll just run to one of the neighbors.
I guess Professor Lane next door,
would be glad enough to let me have
his hat.”
So Kate hurried to the Lanes. But
the house was closed. So she went to
the next house. The first knock at the
old-fashioned brass knocker brought a
prepossessing man to the door.
“T have come on a strange errand,”
said the thoroughly substantial Kate.
“We are having a club meeting and
are doing charades. We need a man's
hat or coat. Would you lend us one?"
“I’ll lend you both,” said the young
man, somewhat amused.
The charade was entirely success
ful. True, Laura looked surprised
when Kate appeared in a derby and
ulster. “I wonder where she got the
man’s hat and coat?” she said, which
gave her the clew she needed to
guessing the charade.
It was some minutes after the last
guest had departed, and Laura and
Pansy were straightening up before go
ing to bed. Pansy had just come upon
the derby and ulster when the tele
phone called Laura.
“I'm awfully sorry,” came Kate’s
voice, “but I forgot to return the
man’s hat and coat I borrowed. I
got them at the house just beyond
Professor Lane’s. Would you mind
seeing that they get back?” And she
hung up.
“Bhe house beyond the Lanes’”
Laura repeated, looking blarkly into
the receiver. “Why, Pansy—that hat
and coat—they must belong to—to—"
“Not to—" and Pansy went even
paler than she had been the rest of
the evening. - :
After Laura had made Pansy take
a cup of black coffee they talked the
matter over. First Laura insisted that
she would go alone, and then it was
agreed that it would look better if
they went together. There was hard-
Iy a chance that “he” would come to
the door.
But “he” did come to the door—
Philip Kummings Hunter himself.
“Your hat and ulster,” Laura said.
“Oh, I didn’t think we'd see you,”
—Laura was protesting, but somehow
Peilip Hunter contrived to get his
neighbors into the living room, And
in a marvelously short time, consider
ing, he had persuaded Laura as well
as Pansy that he hadn't really been
to blame at all. Pansy and he had
been engaged four years ago and then
there was a misunderstanding. Then
he went away and had not written be
cause he thought Pansy loved some
one else. He had come back that day
for the first time in four years to try
and win her back.
The terrible thing that had so
shaken Laura’s nerves was the event
that morning of Laura and Pansy’s
seeing Philip return as they walked
out to do the morning’s ordering.
“And to think I borrowed a hat
and coat from Pansy’s future hus
band,” said Kate, later, though she
never did find out to her own satisfac
tion just what the excitement was all
The Pastor Says:
At any rate, the wages of sin is not
a living wage. . . . While a man
should be practical enough to keep
' his feet on the earth, he should be
- spiritual enough to keep the earth un
der his feet.—Johp Andrew Holmes,
} Noted for Snails
The districts of Bourboyne, Cham
pagne and Poitou in France where the
soil is calcareous produce snails of the
finest flavor. /
What makes -
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Garrett County’s most widely ‘
read and leading newspaper?
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An Editorial from last Thurs- |
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day’s Issue of The Republican
relates some of the features -
which are outstanding in rais
ing the subscription list to its
present high mark.
As The Republican passes another mile
stone and begins its fifty-fourth year of con
tinuous existence, it continues to lead the
field in Garrett county in every respect.
The Republican is the oldest business in
stitution in Garrett County. It enjoys the
largest circulation of any paper in Garrett
county and is being read by more people
each week because they know where to find
‘ the most interesting and truthful accounts
of events and all the real news of the coun
The Republican contains the following
features which make it the most widely read
newspaper in this section: All the real news
well written and truthful; “Beyond the
County,” a column of events transpiring in
other parts of the world; county corres
: pondence from every section of the county;
personal and local notes of interest; inter
esting facts concerning Maryland, written
by a local author; “In Days of Old,” an arti
cle reviewing events occurring locally forty
and twenty years ago; The Homemakers
: Corner, devoted to the interests of the wo
men of the county written by the local dem
onstration agent; the County Agent’s col
umn on local and state events of importance
agriculturally; Scoop’s Column, liable to
contain anything; Politics in Review, from
the Baltimore Observer; advertisements of
local merchants; legal notices of sale, etc.,
authorized under the terms of the law and
by contracts between parties, and paid local
notices that bring results.
With all this array of interesting data at
. hand, it is no wonder that each succeeding
week sees the names of new subscribers ad
ded to the list of readers and it is the ear
nest desire and endeavor of The Republican
staff that the paper will contiue to grow in
interest so that it may be of still greater
service to the community throughout its s
fifty-fourth year and those that are to fol
low. :
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