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I Editor's Quote Book I had rather have a [ool to The Clarendon Press, July 4, 1973, Page 8 make me merry than experi- ence to make me sad. --Shakespeare Golf Pairings July 9 Front, Blind Partnership Low Net Bonnie Gooch C allle C ombest Mary Ann Sawyer Helen Land Carolyn Payne Frances Skelton Evelyn Moore Glenn Greene Nancy Shelton Avis Benson Jeanette C ase Nell Barnhlll Sharon Fisher Mary Hudglns Vonna Tunnell Melba Vaughan Bfllle Chauveaux Irma Terry Dorothy Breectlove Maxine Hardin Peggy Minkley Kaihryn C aln History proves that nations go the way of men. They come forth as a flower, blossom and bloom, grow old, and die. As men i nations have ways of picking up bad habits. These habits destroy the vitality of the nation. As some men, nations have a way of getting involved in gross immoral sins. It is possible for the nation to become a cheat, a fraud, a lie and morally impure. A nation reflects the habits, customs, and way of life of the people who live in it. As the moral or ethical pen- dulum of the people swings to the right or the left so swings the nation. We can say, as goes the people, so goes the nation. If a nation is to be good, the people who live there must be good. The nation only reflects like a mirror the image that is before it. If you don't like the reflection you see, you need to change the individual making the reflection. It doesn't help the situation to break the mirror. Our nation was founded on Biblical principles. Our found- ing fathers had in mind the Ten Commandments when they began to write the laws of our land. The Bill of Rights is the result of the Biblical concepts founded in the hearts of these men. The pledge to the flag says, "One nation under God..." How strange that we have legislated God and the Bible out of our institutions of learning. The Bible speaks of defiling the land. God isn't speak- ing of air pollution but people pollution. God says, "De- file not ye yourselves...and the land is defiled; therefore, I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants. Keep my statues and my Judgments...that the land spew not you out also (Lev. 18: 24-28). To defile the land, the nation, is to have the very land defile vomit you out as a profane thing. The breakdown of moral and ethical standards is a sign of the decaying of a nation. When people cannot distinguish between right or wrong, the nation is decaying. Even worse, when people call bad good and good bad, the nation is decaying. When the line between right and wrong become so vague and hazy that individuals stumble over it, the nation is decaying. God calls for a spiritual awakening in the land to restore its vitality. God says, "If my people which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and forgive their sin, and heal their land" (H Chro. 7:14). Does our land need heallng?God gives the conditions of the healing. The people of God, those who call themselves by His name, must humble themselves and pray. We must seek the Lord. We must turn from our pretence in religion, our profession with- out possession, and our forms of Godliness that deny the power thereof. God says that when we do this, He will hear from heaven, will forgive our sin, and will heal our land. -+. .. A nation cannot continue when it loses its s-piritual vigor. A nation cannot continue without faith, hope, and love. A nation cannot continue when its people lie, cheat, steal, ki11, curse, drink, defraud, hate, neglect the church, and forget their God. When we do these things, we become vain in our imaginations and foolish in our wisdom (Rein. 1:21). Where do you feel that our nation is heading? Are we already on the road to decay? Do we need a spiritual awakening? If you think so, why not start here and now to make our homeland a better place to live? I The Piece | tUe'00e In t:aJslnes$ to moke ou smlle Fine Sehclion of Pre-Owned Cars. Chamberlain Motor Company BUICK--PONTIAC--OLDSMOBILE--CADILLAC--OPEL --GMC tim 0 PII3 tlm aalftr Oaitk A@#. Ira:. + + , + , I + " '+ AT FIRST SIGHT, YOU might think that Commissioner Gene White is a miracle er. It appears that he has grown a tree from this bucket scoop. But, know he's no magician. Gene was busy Monday removing trees from the of the cemetery, and we just caught him with this odd pose. (Press Photo by Will The Lonely Heart Pee Wee Stars named The Pee Wee Little League All -Stars have been named. They will play their fir st game at 6"30 p. m. July 12 at the Hart-Moore Baseball Park. The West Team iscomposed of: Lindley Hlll Hayes Hayes Jaramillo Martin Leeper Ham mons Sanchez Sanchez Reese Gilleam Jaramillo Hicks Leek C oache s include Jimmy Floyd and Tommy Hill. The East Team includes: Bright Lewis Booth Fisher Crump Watts Weatherton Weatherton Weatherton Kuhns Nichols Nance Perry Perry McA near Coaches include Billy Lewis and Ray Butch. Goshouse Gon fakes Gerifols The Gashouse Gang defeated the Geritol night by a score of 26 to 21. The game went innings when the Geritol Kids tied the 20 to 20 in the ninth inning. In the eleventh Gashouse Gang came up with six runs and Kids could only produce one run. The game was played on the Senior League Park the bases and home plate on the Little League water. There were no over the fence homeruns, Adams had an inside the park home run. The Gang had three 1,000% batters; Jeff Walker, Ted and Coach McElroy, but the defenstve player of was Jim Risley who plays for the Geritol Kids. several fantastic catches. Coch McElroy said that, "Risley just dozen extra base hits." The Gtshouse Gang now has a record of no losses. The Geritol Kids, coached by has no wins and two losses, and Chamberlain has no wins and one loss. Wallace Monume$ play Chamberlain Motor Co. Tuesday night after tie League ame. The last Little League games will be played so everyone should turn out to see these games. Howardwick L install officers The Howardwick Lions Club installed new urday night and listened to Past District GovernOr Sackett o f Pampa talk about Lionism. The annual installation dinner was held at don Country Club. Sackett gave his usual inspiring speech of how has helped the world and how it has have practiced it. New officers installed included Vernon Berr John Mc Vickers, first vice-president; John vice-president; M. L. VanArsdel, directors Glenn Dory, Jim Corgill, Ralph Cherry. J. A. Blevlns was installed as Lion Herman Green as Tail Twister. Use the Classifieds MUTT'S RESTAURANT Hwy. 2 87 West Clarendon anxious to see you during the