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The Clarendon Press, November 25, Page 8 Today we me most aware of our efforts and our successes in space. There is a serious question as to the economics of such efforts in view of serious problems of poverty, pollution, health, etc., throughout the whole world. Some persons have raised the question "Has the Space Age required any important theological reconsiderations?" You see, the Space Age confronts the Church as billions of dollars are spent to put men on the moon, to place Sky Lab in orbit and rotate men for mission in it, etc. With so much human misery and need in the world, what has the Church to say about our space ventures? Well, I suppose every organized Church Body will have an official position and it will vary from all others. I know that within each there are probably as many different opinions as there are persons. We probably could not have one opinion agreed upon by all concerned. It does seem to be a crime against society to spend all that money on our space effort when there is so much hunger in the world; so much poor health of infants, children, and adults in poverty and drought-stricken nations, and a fuel and power shortage here at home. It would be so easy to say "Let's not spend money to send another rocket and/or man into space; let's spend those billions of dollars on relieving poverty, illness, and the like." However, I'm not sure that would necessarily prove to be proper stewardship on our part. Now, 1 am for helping relieve those conditions under proper conditions, but, l'm not so sure I want to do it at the total expense of our space program. Why do i say that? Well, let me put it this way: a few years ago the director of the Houston Space Center (I believe it was the director - I'm sorry I don't recall his name) was asked if our space explorations confirmed or denied the teachings of the Bible. His reply was that when God created man and the setting that would as well as our safe return each time as we escape the earth's gravational pull and return is but a fulfilling of what God had commanded man to do immediately following the Creation event, and to do less would be to refuse to follow the commandment of the Lord; especially when we have the power and the capability to do so. Thus to do otherwise would be to defy God. So you see, man was placed in the universe not only to enjoy it but also to be responsible for it. And, to have dominion over his environment means that he must be able to escape it, live - which is much more than survive - and return to it AT WILL. So, rather By DEAN SINGLETON [Cont'd. from Page 1] total loss. So, the amount of oil exploration has been drastically cut down. There's not as many wells being drilled. But there's more. Jack told me that a year ago, he payed a roughneck (the lowest paid man on an oil rig) at the rate of $3 an hour. Today, he has to pay at least $.5 an hour, "if I can find men at any price." Now that's an increase of 67% in wages in one than reconsiderations, the space age has given support to those year. And gasoline hasn't gone up that much. theological positions already arrived at through a study of GGdL "-." All expense mlved, the cost of drilling an oil well has nearly Holy Word. doubled in a couple of years. And the depletion allowance has Grace and peace, been cut. And oil hasn't increased in price that much. Book club meets The bulk of the fuel shortage stems from one fact: oil companies are holding out for a big increase in the price of their product. And, they've decided they're going to get their price or they're not going to sell their product. And 50 miles an hor driving isn't going to solve the problem. SPEAKING OF 50 mph driving, we drove over 900 miles this week on Interstate Highways. And we saw only 8 cars going 50 mph. I'm sure we saw at least 3,000 cars in all, but only 8 driving 50 miles an hour. The American people aren't going to step back 30 years voluntarily, and the powers in Washington ought to have sense enough to know it. Personally, I'd rather pay a higher price for fuel than spend all my time driving 50 mph and wasting time on the road. To most people, time is money, because they're paid for their time by their employers. The 1926 Book Club held a regular meeting November 20 at the Patching Memorial Club House. Mrs. Joe Ritter, President, presided over the business session and opened the meeting with a short Thanksgiving story. Mrs. Clarence Hamilton gave the program on the Thanksgiving theme, using excerpts from Erma Bombeck's book, "At Wit's End" and two books by Marjorie Holmes. Also used was the book "Bless This Mess and Other Prayers," a book of unorthodox prayers. Mrs. Hamilton said in summary, "It's the little things in life that count, and we should be thankful for them." Mrs. Ritter was hostess for Mesdames C. E. Bah'field, Beryl Clinton, K. K. Day, Frank White Jr., William Weatherly, Clarence Hamilton and Carl Morris. Community Calen,dar EMMETT 0 SIMMO)[S ";;; " (.,.__... . CLARENDON. TEXAS THUR r FR 28 29 Bulldogs Vs. Western Texas JC 7:30 p.m.-.Clarondeu College Fhddhouse 30 2S More Shopptng Days 'TU Christmas Attend the Church of Your Choice 25 Attend Your Church 26 IOOF Lodge Ladles Play Day 27 Broncho Boosters 7:30 p.m. Lions Club 12 Noon Kiwanis Club Boy Scouts Troop 33 See us for all your insurance This country is the most modern country in the world. shouldn't have to step back 30 years. There's got to be answer. WE GOT an obscene letter in the mail the other day, seems the writer forgot to sign his or her name. We often letters from people who express displeasure with us or something we've written, but we find that 99% of these are written by idiots who don't have the guts or ability to their name. If I couldn't sign my name to something, I don't believe would write it. We will always print views of anybody if they wiJl- send us letter with their name signed to it. But any correspondence no signature will always go in the trash barrel. We don't agree with everybody, nor does everybody with us. And, really, we don't want to agree with everybody. me, you're you, and by right we SHOULD have opinions on nearly every issue. It would be a mighty everybody agreed on everything. I appreciate hearing from those who disagree with me. Butt you can't sign your name, keep your opinions to yourself. PEOPLE get into debt to keep up with those who already DONLEY MARKET PLACE IIIIS(ELLANEOU5 FOR SALE FOR SALE: .... House with almost a block of land, basement, garage, fruit and nut trees. .... House and business on Highway 287. Sanders Real Estate, 874-2.533. FOR SALE: Registered ford bull, 21/2 years old, 4th blood line. $450.0 856-3081, Hedley after 6 FOR SALE: 1970 SS 365. 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