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HEADLINES FROM THE LIVES JES* 1 OF PEOPLE LIKE YOURSELF! “Dogged by Danger” Hello everybody: All John Gerien wants is a job that’s safe. He tried out two jobs, but they were too hazardous. Old Lady Adventure stepped in and spoiled both of them for him. Now he’s working at the safest job there is. That’s what John thinks. Well, after seeing what happened to him on his other jobs, maybe he’s right in his own case. Any way, let’s get on with the story and see how he made out with his first two. In the beginning John wasn’t worried about safety. He hadn’t even started thinking about it when he signed up in the year 1917 to learn the trade of ironworker. He worked at that until the summer of 1922, and that year found him roaming around on the gaunt, iron framework of a skyscraper in Newark. N. J. Plunged From Fourteenth Floor. John was on the fourteenth floor of that building. From where he stood he could look down clear to the cellar and see nothing but the large board that stuck out from each floor—boards that "ere there to set kegs of rivets on. He was looking at those boards just a few minutes before lunch time. Then the whistle blew and all hands ran for the lift to get down to the earth and eat. John ran just a bit too fast this time. He missed his step and plunged over the side. Down he went. At the thirteenth floor he passed one of those pro truding boards. A large nail sticking out from the end of it caught him on the jaw and ripped his face open clear to the temple. And then on he went again. He passed the twelfth floor without even hesitating, but eleven was his lucky number. At the eleventh-floor another protruding plank caught He was headed for the path of a moving train. the straps of his overalls, and there he hung, with nothing but a couple of thin cloth bands saving him from a death plunge to the basement. Men came running from all over the framework, but there was little they could do for John. The plank would just about hold his weight—that was all. If anyone tried to walk out to get him, the board would break and then two men would hurtle to their deaths instead of one. Somebody turned in a fire alarm, and the firemen worked out the problem. They, rushed to the tenth floor and spread a fire net under the spot where John hung. An ironworker, armed with a long knife, crept out as far as he dared on the rickety board and cut John’s over all straps. Down John plopped into the net. “And that,” he says, “finished me with ironworking.” Decided to Look for “Safe” Job. John went to the hospital with a badly torn face. When he got out he began to think of another job—and this time it was going to be a safe one. The safest one he could find was driving a milk wagon. What danger could there be in that. A bottle of milk never bit anybody. If it could, they wouldn't feed so much of it to babies. It was as simple ts falling off a log—and a darned sight safer than falling off skyscrapers. For two weeks it was fine. John didn’t mind jumping out of the wagon every 10 or 15 feet to run in with a bottle of milk because it gave him a chance to get his feet on the ground, and that was a swell, comforting feeling. He was having the time of his life until one day, when he was just finishing up, he pulled into the railroad yard to load his empty bottles on a freight car. Then, half way to the yards, one of the hitching straps broke. The horse bolted. Says John: “Nothing was holding the wagon away from the horse. When I pulled on the reins to try to stop him, the wagon would run into him and that would make him run all the faster. We shot through traffic and into the freight yard, and as we came to the yard I could see that the crossing gates were down. If I let him go. he would crash through those gates and right into the path of a moving train.” For a minute, John thought of jumping. Then he ruled that out. In the first place, jumping wasn’t such a safe trick with the horse streak ing along at what must have been a 30-mile an hour speed. And in the second place, he couldn’t quite see the justice of leaving that poor fear crazed horse to dash to his death without trying his best to save him. They were half way to the crossing gate then, but John took a chance, he climbed out on the front of the wagon and started talking to the horse. He had seen fear-crazed horses calmed down before by a few reassuring words, but this horse wasn’t to be talked out of any thing. He ran on, faster than ever. Played His Last Trump Card. John climbed back to the seat. That in itself was a feat. If you think it’s any joke to move around in a wagon drawn by a runaway horse, just try it some time. John got back all right, but by the time he did, the horse was within 10 feet of the cross ing. Then John played his last trump card. He dropped one rein, seized the other in both hands, and pulled with all his might. The bit dug into the horse’s mouth and turned her sharply to the fight. The wagon swerved, skidded along on two wheels, and then over it went, dumping bottles all over the place, and dumping John out on top of the bottles. John lay on the ground, out cold. He woke up in the hos pital with two broken ribs and a broken arm. Milk wagon driv ing a safe job? Bolony! Then John stopped fooling around and got himself a job that really •Was safe. And if you ever walk around a corner and run into a cop spending a quiet evening shooting it out with a bank robber or a stick up artist—well—maybe it's John. He's on the police force now. Copyright.—WNU Service. Bibl» Does Not Mention Names of the ‘Wise Men’ The names of the “wise men from the East” who followed the star of the new-born Jesus to Jerusalem and Bethlehem are not given in the Bible. Neither does the Bible men tion the number of wise men, nor their nationality. Early churchmen fixed the number at three, probably because the Biblical account men tions three gifts—gold, frankincense and myrrh, writes Flora MacFar land in the Cleveland Plain Dealer. A tradition as old as the Second century (resting on Psalms LXXII: 10, and Isaiah XLIX: 7) refers to the three wise men as kings, and at a later period the names Melchior, Gaspar and Balthasar became at tached to them Melchior means “king of light.” Gaspar, “the white one.” and Balthasar, “the lord of treasures.” The first king offered gold, the emblem of royalty: the second, frankincense, in token of divinity; and the third, myrrh, in prophetic allusion to the persecu tions which awaited the Child. Many Bible scholars suppose the three wise men to have been Magi, members of a priestly order of an cient Media and Persia. Medieval legend calls them the Three Kings of Cologne, and the cathedral there claims their relics. They are com memorated on January 2, 3 and 4. and particularly at the Feast of the Epiphany. Improved | SUNDAY International I SCHOOL LESSON By HAROLD L. LUNDQUIST, D. D. Dean of The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. © Western Newspaper Union. Lesson for November 6 HONORING OUR PARENTS LESSON TEXT—Exodus 20:12; Luk« 2:40-52; John 19:26. 27; Ephesians 6:1-4. GOLDEN TEXT—Honor thy father and ; thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God \ giveth thee.—Exodus 20.12.‘ The splendid obedience of parents ! to their children has been pointed | out as one of the remarkable de velopments of modern life. No, we have not made a mistake in writing ! or in typesetting. We mean just ; j what we say—the obedience of par- i , ents to their children. In all too i many homes God’s order has been i reversed and instead of honoring and obeying their parents, children (both young and old) have taken the place of “boss,” and mother and father must obey if they want j peace and rest. The need for our lesson of today j is both great and acute. The future 1 happiness of hundreds of thousands | of children (Eph. 6:3) and the pres- j ent welfare of thousands of neglect- | ed and boss-ridden parents will de- j pend on the intelligence and faith- j fulness with which this lesson is taught in our churches, and the hon esty of heart with which men and women study and receive its truth. I. The Command of God (Exod. ; 20:12). The first and most important con sideration to come before us is— what is the mind and will of the Maker of us all regarding this mat ter of the relation between parents and children? His words are plain— I we are to “honor" our fathers and | our mothers. The word “honor” carries with it j a great many things, but perhaps 1 the three outstanding elements are I respect, obedience, and affection. We should look up to them with 1 high regard, obey them as long as j j they have the authority over us, and ; | show true affection for them. 11. The Example of Jesus (Luke . 2:46-52). The fact that Jesus was God man ifest in the flesh only enhances the j glory of His conduct. He who is | divine presents an example of obedi i ence and consideration both as boy j and man which we do well to emu . late. 1. As a boy (Luke 2:46-52). The 1 boy Jesus, increasing “in wisdom I and stature and in favor with God I and'jaan," (v. 52) had come to His twelfth-year and with His parents had gone up to Jerusalem to cele brate the Passover. There moved in His heart the conviction that He must now be about His Father’s business —an altogether proper and commendable purpose but one which resulted for the moment in | separation from His parents. This ! was far more serious than a physi | cal separation, for we read that they ! did not understand Him (v. 50). Tragic indeed are the consequences ! of our failure to understand our chil -1 dren. Notice, however, that Jesus did not withdraw Himself from their j watch care, nor refuse to obey them i even though they failed to under stand Him. Equally tragic are the results of hasty and bitter separa | tions brought about by the disobedi ence of children. 2. As a man (John 19:25, 27). | The value of our lesson will be ; greatly reduced if we see only the responsibility of children while they are young. We are the children of our parents as long as we and they live. Being grown up and having a family of one’s own does not relieve one of the precious responsibility of care for one’s parents. Jesus was j dying on the cross, His brethren apparently still regarded Him in un belief, and His mother now needed ! a son to care for her. Even in His dying agony Jesus remembers to commit her to the care of His be j loved disciple, John. One marvels : at the carlessness and hardness of heart that will permit men and ' women who have time and money for everything else and yet will neg lect their aged parents and even shunt them off into a public institu tion for care. Notice the promise that accompanies the command of God (Exod. 20:12; Eph. 6:3). If that is the reward of those who do right, what do you think will be the punishment of those who disobey ' God? 111. The Admonition of Paul (Eph. 6:1-4). This matter of honoring and obey ing parents “is right,” says Paul. It is the Lord’s way. Only if parents command their children to do wick edness would there be ground for , disobedience to parents. Apart from ; such circumstances every parent | has the right to expect the child’s i obedience. There is tremendously important truth on the other side of the pic ture. are not to provoke their children to anger, to disrespect or disobedience. How much we need God’s grace at that point. It is so easy to say and do things that need lessly irritate our children. It is so convenient to nag at a careless child. Often we expect more of them than their age will justify. We are apt to punish them in a spirit of anger or revenge and thus to de stroy the value of discipline. May God help us, who are parents, that we may take to heart this part of our lesson. Our children are our most valuable possession. THE COOLIDGE EXAMINER Avocation Into Vocation Whether Hollywood producers need doubles for dangerous roles, or insects or animals for atmosphere, their wants ran be supplied at almost a moment's notice. This constant striving for reality has made vocations out of many an avocation. Imita tutors find a ready market —uhen needed—for their specializa tions. Collectors cun rent out their menageries , early vintage or imnnrted ears and other objects needed for “props or “gags Above. S. W. Allman* who '' ' ¥ gathers bats, spiders, bugs and I < J|Uxg||: snakes, examines part of his Jv?, collection of tarantulas. At one time he had a rail for a | f hirer who didn't want to make a S4OO trip to Arizona for f ' tMISr 4 them. Allman visited a mine V,i||||f near Los Angeles ami returned with eight hats, renting them for So apiece. Right, Slicker, the trained seaL gets instruc • jft| tions from //. W. H inston. /«P r*- f ' * * % ~ BBr / ****** i mar. ? ♦ x »»»»«**«»««» «*» !\o spine where the spine should be . . . Lionel Comport, whose specialty is supplying swaybacked horses for "‘gag" pur poses, measures the spine dip of one of his equine freaks. From top to bottom, it's an 11 Y-yinch drop. Mature , if seems, has provided this nag with its own saddle , bringing Mr. Comport sls a day for his rental. Two more different ways of earning a livelihood a la Holly wood. Mary Wiggins (left) examines the scrapbook filled with pictures of some of the stunts in which she has taken part. She thinks nothing of running a motorcycle through a fence, and her specialty is high and fire diving. Right, Cliff sanes shows some of the grasshoppers he rounded up for a “ plague" scene. He gathered 35 barrels of the bugs. Eugene Leiuine rents old cars tor movie nmduciinn*. Stas' llibsA ★ Hard Road of Fame ★ Ruck Doffs Sombrero ★ Mature Movies By Virginia Vale Howard hughes must get awfully tired of hear | ing that he’s going to marry first one limelighted young woman and then another. Un less he’s grown soaccustomed to it that he just doesn’t pay any attention any more. The gossip linking his name to Katharine Hepburn's had barely died down before W the rumor-mongers were insisting that ! Bette Davis would I become his wife as soon as she had di vorced her husband, jK: g |He made no com m j ment. Bette denied wSL M that she and “Ham” were going to get a divorce, as long as -*she could; she in- Bette Davis sisted that she was merely spending a vacation in Nevada, instead of es tablishing a residence for legal rea sons. The odds have been against that marriage for a long time, ever since she began her speedy climb up the ladder to fame. She has done every thing that she possibly could to make it a success; it’s not her fault that it failed. But Hollywood has a way of being awfully hard on mar riages in which one person is far more successful than the other. “Nobody outside this town knows how tough such a marriage can be, here,” a star once told me. “Stars associate with stars, big people with other big ones. You have to do it! | I was a star and my husband was a not very successful leading man, | and in spite of everything we could do, we almost had to separate, be fore he got a lucky break and was on top too.” It’s going to seem awfully funny to have Buck Jones turning into a straight dramatic star. But that’s what he is going to = do. He has finished “Law of the Texan,” -'-ISM'-' which he says-is his ™ work in Paramount’s take this opportunity Wm ;§| of showing Buck in lit: -Nj a ten-gallon top- |p % piece for perhaps i the last time. Buck Jones If you believe —along with a lot of other people—that the movies are still in their infancy, pause and con sider the fact that recently, in New York, a plaque was unveiled on the wall of the building now standing on the site where the first thea trical motion picture was screened. The machine that made that show ing possible was Thomas Edison’s Vitascope, and his daughter, Mrs. Joen E. Sloan, unveiled the plaque. Another fact that brings home the realization that the movies have been in existence for quite some time is the presence, in the cast of RKO’s “Gunga Din,” of a young woman named Fay McKenzie. She has had experience in stock—with her parents’ troupe—and has ap peared with various Los Angeles theatrical companies, but has yet to make her name in pictures. But she made her screen debut when she was ten months old—in the role of Gloria Swanson’s daughter! If you are interested in writing for the radio you’d better make a list of the things that just musn’t be done in the script of the average serial. Only the older men can smoke—preferably a pipe or a ci gar; no women can smoke. No one, not even the villain, can touch liquor. As a radio veteran Lanny Ross is true to the air waves, but his sum mer as a theatrical star almost made him wish that he’d gone on the stage long ago instead of be coming a singer. He appeared in a number of summer theaters, and at the one in Ogonquit, Maine, a farmer was so pleased with Lanny’s work in “Petticoat Fever” that he came backstage afterward and promised Lanny free milk for a | year. Have you heard the new singer with Horace Heidt’s band, Jean Far ney? When the band was playing in Cedar Rapids, lowa, she walked into town from the farm where she j worked and asked for an audition. ; Heidt was skeptical, but let her sing. And so she got the job. ODDS AND ENDS . . . After his im promptu appearance on “Vox Hop," when he revealed the fact that he has a delightful singing voice. Governor Chandler of Kentucky could easily have become a radio star if he’d wanted to . . . “Drums” is a swell picture—it jus tifies that claim that “Motion pictures are your best entertainment” . . . Mau rice Costello, father of Dolores Costello Barrymore and screen star in the earli est days of the movies, is working again before the cameras as a bit player . . . Tommy Lune, uho's just eleven , won out over all competition for that sing ing spot on Joe Benner’s programs. © Western Newspaper Union. Pillow and Chair Set Os Crocheted Lace J Pattern 6168 Spend spare moments profitably with your crochet hook and some string and add charm to your home with crocheted accessories that match! Interesting to make and inexpensive, too, you could make either chair set or pillow alone or make a pillow with matching scarf ends. Can’t you see what attention they’d attract at a bazaar? Pattern 6163 contains charts and instructions for mak ing the set; illustrations of it and stitches used; materials needed. To obtain this pattern, send 15 cents in stamps or coins (coins preferred) to The Sewing Circle, Household Arts Dept., 259 W. 14th St* New York, N. 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