Every moment of the Sabbath is
to be kept holy, but some have
Trouble With the Edges
APRIL 9. 1957
Bible Lesson for April 20
there were so many
things to be done, and
the sun was riding down
the sky. I knew that
what I didn't get done
that afternoon wouldn't
get done until the fol-
Looking around the
house, I could see so many things.
Especially that chair! That chair! I
had promised my wife so often that I
would fix it "on Sunday." Now I was
afraid that if that chair was not re-
paired that afternoon, my marriage
would come crashing To page 3
WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS
All Heaven Is Keeping the Sabbath 1
ASSISTANT Two new names appear be-
Remember the sabbath day to keep it holy. Six days low in the staff box this week. The first is
shall thou labour, and do all thy work: but the seventh day is the that of Pastor Fritz Guy as assistant editor.
sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, Pastor Guy joined our staff immediately on
thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy completion of a recent series of evangelistic
maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy meetings in Fallbrook, California. He had
gates: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, been engaged in pastoral and evangelistic ac-
and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the tivities in the Southeastern California Confer-
Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.2 ence since graduation from La Sierra College
God reserved to himself a specified portion of man's time and in 1952. Advanced work in Bible and System-
atic Theology was completed in 1955 at the
of his means, and no man could, without guilt, appropriate Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary.
either for his own interests.3 Academy days found him earning expenses
If men keep the fourth commandment, they will keep all the as a job press operator and compositor in the
rest.4 school print shop. His by-line has appeared in
But in order to keep the Sabbath holy, men must themselves this magazine since 1947.
It points to Him as both the Creator and the Sanctifier. . . .
"I gave them My Sabbaths, to be a sign between Me and them, SECRETARY Alice Mae Slick, editorial sec-
that they might know that I am the Lord that sanctify them" retary, has been in the INSTRUCTOR office for
more than a year. She first worked in the
make them holy.6 Review and Herald Publishing Association in
Since He made all things, He made the Sabbath. By Him it 1950. During and following college years she
was set apart as a memorial of the work of creation.7 was employed three summers in the Depart-
The Sabbath will be the great test of loyalty, for it is the ment of Education of the General Conference.
point of truth especially controverted.8 In her last two years at Washington Mission-
As the crowning act in the great drama of deception, Satan ary College she was a reader in the Depart-
himself will personate Christ. ... In his assumed character of ment of English. After graduation from WMC
Christ, he claims to have changed the Sabbath to Sunday, and in 1953 she taught two years at Plainfield
commands all to hallow the day which he has blessed.8 Academy. When called to the INSTRUCTOR she
was secretary to the head of the New York
The Sabbath was not for Israel merely, but for the world. office of the General Conference Bureau of
It had been made known to man in Eden, and, like the other Public Relations.
precepts of the Decalogue, it is of imgerishable obligation. Of
that law of which the fourth commandment forms a part, Christ
declares, "Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in YOUTH In welcoming Pastor Guy and
no wise pass from the law.". . . When Eden shall bloom on earth Miss Slick to the official family that is respon-
again, God's holy rest day will be honored by all beneath the sible for producing this magazine, we are
sun. "From one Sabbath to another" the inhabitants of the glori- happy for the experience and the points of
fied new earth shall go up "to worship before Me, saith the view they bring that will increase our ability
Lord." 10 to serve the interests of Seventh-day Adventist
1 Testimonies, vol. 6, p. 362; " Ex. 20:8-11; 3 Patriarchs and Prophets, pp. 525, 526;
4 Testimonies to Ministers, p. 134; 6 The Desire of Ages, p. 283; 6 Ibid., p. 288; ''Ibid.; COVER The cover is a J. Byron Logan
8 The Great Controversy, p. 605; " Ibid., p. 624; I0 The Desire of Ages, p. 283.
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From the cover had finished, down he came, took his lighted up. Instead of an interrupter ask-
box of screws and slowly went through ing silly questions, I was a neighbor in
it. When he had gone through the box for need, and that meant all of his resources
the second time, punctuated by my "Oh, were at my disposal until my need was
TROUBLE never mind, George," he had to concede
defeat. "Sorry," he said. "Every kind
Down to his tool shed we went, and he
but that one, it seems." took down one jar of neatly tabulated and
By this time my Irish blood was up, labeled screws after another. But no
With the and I determined that this little matter of screw of the dimension I needed.
a screw was not going to beat me and the "Try Rube," he said, indicating the
neighborhood too, so I moved in on my neighbor on his other side.
EDGES other neighbor. There he was, down on
his hands and knees on his immaculate
back lawn, shears in hand, trimming the
"Well," I said, "I hardly know him.
Do you think he would mind?"
"Certainly not. He's got everything in
edges. I'm afraid I wasn't very original that line. He'll be glad to help you."
By ROBERT H. PARR in my efforts at preliminary conversation. "I'll give it a try," I said, "and sorry
"Trimming the lawn?" I said, in what to have interrupted you in your work."
I hoped was a disarmingly cheerful voice. His reply sounded something like what
"Nope. Just the edges. I mow the I had heard from George. "That's all
down about my ears, and all I would have
lawn." right," he said. "Glad for an excuse to
would be memories. Well, not quite so
Well, I guess I had asked for it, and get off my hands and knees for a while.
bad as that, but I did admit to myself
the taciturn old fellow had set me right I don't mind cutting lawns, but I hate
that my wife had reason to be disbeliev-
back where I belonged. Still, I knew that trimming the edges. Rather cut the lawn
ing to the point of scornfulness when I
underneath that gruff old exterior there twice."
promised that I would see to it "on Sun-
was a heart of gold, so I told him my I found Rube (or Mr. Bowen, as I
story. As I told him of my need his face respectfully called him) hard at it in his
All that chair needed was a screw in
the right place, but that was the trouble.
It had to be a certain type of screw and
just a certain length. As usual, when I
went through my box of screws there
were all kinds but the kind I wanted. I
had suspected as much, but I had for-
gotten to buy the right kind on Friday.
I even admitted to myself that I was not
a success as a husband a total failure, in
Then a happy thought struck me. My
neighbors! They wouldn't mind lending
or even giving me the kind of screw I
wanted. They all had lots of screws any-
way. So, pocketing my pride, I moved
next door to track down the single screw
that I needed to restore the chair and my
tottering reputation with the family.
I found my neighbor George up a
ladder, painting the ceiling of one of the
rooms of his house. Undeterred, and
filled with the importance of my own
need, I failed to appreciate the fineness
of the work upon which he was engaged.
I did notice, however, that he was con-
centrating. His tongue protruded its tip
through his lips, and his eyes had
screwed themselves into that peculiar
little line that announces to all that
George is concentrating.
I told him my story. He was sympa-
thetic. Yes, he thought he had the kind
Certainly. But would I wait until he
had finished? "You see," he explained,
"I'm on these edges, and they're tricky.
Rather paint a whole wall than get one
straight line against another color. It just
takes all the time and concentration I've
got. I wish someone would invent some-
thing that does away with painting the
I promised that I would give it some
thought. I would have promised pretty A. DEVANEY
well anything to get that screw. When he What a happy feeling we enjoy when our week's work is done and we are ready to welcome the Sabbath.
APRIL 9, 1957
workshop. He was making something on edges. And I had had it just twenty-four spirit and in truth. A few minutes before
the bench that looked like a picture frame, hours before. You know what I mean. the sun set on Friday evening the family
and as I entered he was so engrossed that True, not a tangible edge to handle, but gathered for worship. Everything was
he did not see me. It was obvious that he, the harder for that. Let me tell you about in readiness. As the wife softly played
too, was intent on getting something just a recent one. I could multiply examples some hymns on the organ her husband
so, something that demanded of him all to infinity, but one will have to do. looked through the Bible for some suit-
the care and attention he could give. It was Friday afternoon, and I was busy able reading to usher in the Sabbath. The
I shuffled my feet and coughed gently. with one or two things that had to be rest of us sat quietly waiting. The per-
"Don't talk yet," he said. "Don't even done before Sabbath. With one eye on the fect calm of a warm summer evening
breathe if you can arrange it. If this slips sun as it slid toward the western sky, I seemed to pervade the air, adding to
once more, I'll give the whole thing hurried to get all done. When the sun the atmosphere of worship. As the organ
away." slipped behind the houses, I put the eye on stopped playing the father looked over to
So I stood quietly, watching him as my watch to keep track of the time. his eldest son, a lad of about sixteen, and
with practiced thoroughness and preci- Finally my tasks were all finished, and I said, "I'll sleep a lot easier now I know
sion he abutted the pieces of the frame hurried home to open Sabbath. the wire is repaired on that far chicken
together, so that only the closest scrutiny "You're late, aren't you?" my wife run."
could detect the joint. said. "Sabbath came in ten minutes ago. Somehow, all eyes naturally turned on
At last he straightened up, saying as he What happened?" Don. He didn't need to say anything.
did so, "Sorry I didn't have the welcome His horrified expression told its own
mat out. Hope you'll excuse my bad man- story. "Dad!" he blurted out, "I clean
ners, but you just came in as I was hav- forgot it; I'm sorry, I forgot!"
ing the hundredth shot at getting these "Forgot!" his father echoed, in a voice
edges flush. They always move when I
cramp them, and get out of plumb."
7tote fo that was at once a rebuke and an in-
credulous utterance of dismay. "How
I said it was perfectly all right, and could you forget? I saw you going that
with a desperate hope, told my story for By MARY GUSTAFSON way with your tools to fix it. There won't
the third time. be a chicken left in there by now!"
"Know just what you mean," he said, As I clean the last wee youngster In two minutes there wasn't a soul left
reaching for a jar of screws. "This kind?" I can feel a special thrill in that room. We were all, family and
It was. Exactly. He insisted that I take From the beauty of the sunset guest, chasing chickens, tramping
a few, although I wanted only one. And And the peace that walks the hill. through the long grass, trudging among
if I had any trouble, I must bring the the corn, hunting chickens, and thor-
chair over and he would fix it. oughly trampling on the precious edges
And so it was that as I went home I I have baked the bread for Sabbath, of the Sabbath, as we did so. As we
pondered to myself that it was certainly Cooked corn and greens and rice, chased chickens Don repaired the wire.
some coincidence that my three calls There is lettuce for a salad As we herded them into their yard poor
found each neighbor having some bother And dessert to pass out twice. Don wrestled with his own problems
with "edges." I resolved that it was the wire and his conscience.
worth mentioning when I reached home. It was dark when we were all around
The shoes have all been blackened,
Besides, it would give me a lead to an- the organ again. We were ready to
Each dress was ironed with care,
nounce to those it would surprise most: And I touch the Sabbath edges welcome in a day that had come an
"I have the screw. Now, where is the chair, hour ago, and no one was feeling quite as
With a little time to spare.
and please don't look surprised when I calm and composed as before. Just as his
walk in a little later with the chair fixed." father was about to begin reading, Don
I knew what I was going to say. I said softly, "I'm sorry, everybody. It
even knew the tone of voice to use seems as though I've spoiled things for
slightly superior, with the suggestion of "It's all right," I said. "Sabbath is not everyone. I'm terribly sorry."
challenging overtones. in yet. There's a couple of minutes to go. Of course, we all said the right things,
"You'll never guess," I announced, "all Let's have worship now." but the fact remained that once the edges
three neighbors " "Do you know the time?" We com- of the Sabbath are trampled underfoot
"Sh-sh! please," said my wife, her pared watches. Mine had stopped! The the day seems to get off to an irreparably
mouth full of pins. "This is the third long twilight and the treacherous time- bad start. And what is worse, we seldom
time, and you'll put me off." piece had defeated my apparent vigilance. spoil it for ourselves only. Usually, I
My daughter was standing on the table, I had to admit it. I had trampled on the notice, if I am not careful of the edges,
and my wife was pinning up the hem of edges of the Sabbath. I was probably the whole family suffers. Because Don
her new dress. One gets used to this kind actually in that last shop when the sun was careless, the first precious minutes of
of thing over the years. I had seen the went down. I could find no satisfactory the Sabbath were gone for us all. What is
performance before. Knowing it was fu- explanation; as the sun went down I was worst of all, however, is that a Sabbath
tile to interrupt, I waited and watched. about my worldly business, and actually a thus begun is never quite what you
Eventually it was done to her satisfaction stopped watch is a weak excuse. So I hope a Sabbath will be. The anticipation
and she straightened up. "What were you too had my problem of the edges. of good things to come is dulled, the act
saying This problem of the edges, particularly of worship too late seems almost with-
"I was going to remark," I said, for- as it refers to the Sabbath, is all too com- out point or significance, and that feeling
getting the tone of voice I had intended mon. Have you noticed it too? No matter seems to linger throughout the day.
to use, "that all the neighbors are having how early or late the sun goes down, no One who spoke with great authority,
trouble with edges of some sort, but here matter how thorough we thought our knowing the weakness of the human
in my own house there seems to have preparation had been, at the last minute flesh and the supreme cunning of the
been a problem of edges too. Apparently there crops up something. Something evil one, has left us this word: "We
everyone is having trouble with edges but like this: should jealously guard the edges of the
me." I was spending the weekend with an Sabbath." It is right-up-to-the-minute ad-
Everyone but me? How easily we for- Adventist family. They sincerely tried to vice. So up to date, indeed, that you'll
get. Every week I have trouble with the keep the Sabbath as they worshiped in need it for next Sabbath. And so will I.
THE VOVTH'S INSTRUCTOR
"HE drew a circle
that shut me out."
What could possi-
bly have brought
Markham's little clas-
sic to my mind?
There was nothing
literary about the gay
conversation of my
friends around me as
crowded the sidewalk that late morning Are Small
Could it have been the slight droop in
Rodney's shoulders as he meekly stepped
aside to let groups of us by, or the wistful By ANNA JO ALLGOOD
look in his eyes when fellows by twos or
threes passed him on their way to chapel,
so engrossed in their own small circles
that they didn't even notice him?
Yet now that I've noticed, I keep won- aren't the snobbish type. I have seen their him that will contribute to our interests,
dering why Rodney is always so alone. warmhearted friendliness demonstrated to our own social position and success ?
He has not one more friend than he had too many times for me to believe they But must we always think in terms of
the day he arrived two years ago, but no would coldly draw circles to exclude what others can be to us, I wonder; is
one ever seems to be aware of his alone- solitary ones in need of friendly compan- there no reason for us to consider what
ness. Is that because most of us are ionship. we can be to others? Can't we realize
absorbed in little cliques of our own and Still, however involuntary our action that by giving of ourselves we enhance
assume if we ever give the subject a may be, I am becoming convinced, since our own personality and strengthen our
thought that all those around us are observing too many Rodneys about our own character? Are we so shortsighted
taken care of and are as contented in campus, that even students of a Chris- that we can't see below a person's mere
friendships as we? tian college can set up some unwritten peculiarities or surface quaintness to
The majority of students on our cam- standards by which we more or less in- more basic qualities, and there discover
pus are too fine to deliberately snub or stinctively "rate" others. something to stimulate our interest?
shut out anyone, I feel sure. They just Thinking of Rodney again (I can't True it is that Rodney's background
seem to forget him since the other morn- has given him a seeming oddness. He
Miss Allgood, a native of New Mexico, was attending
Southwestern Junior College when this article was written.
ing), have we shut him out because his evidently hasn't been accustomed to
She was enrolled as an education major, with plans to dress is shabby? Because his mannerisms associating with people, particularly
teach in the field of English for her lifework. She can-
vassed during the summer of 1955, and in the school and his conversation when he finds any- young people. He takes everything so
year following worked as a reader in the education de-
partment. It is understandable that the reading of lit-
one who will listen a few minutes seem seriously and his brisk businesslike man-
erature is her hobby. peculiar? Or do we just see nothing in ner is quite different from the casual tone
of college life; yet a look at his transcript
would be enough to convince anyone that
his mental ability is not inferior. In some
scientific subjects he seems to be un-
usually perceptive, even brilliant.
Can we see nothing in him that would
be a challenge to us? Something that
would more than amuse us? For we
must admit Rodney has progressed further
in his schoolwork than he has socially.
The very mention of his name brings
laughter from his classmates. Yet I felt
more like crying than laughing when I
stopped to talk with him briefly yesterday
afternoon. The delight that shone in his
eyes over my interest in some rocks he
had collected tugged at my heart and
made me realize, suddenly, how much he
needed and longed for a feeling of belong-
ing and appreciation.
Rodney has stayed here in school in
spite of all the exclusion he has faced. But
I think sometimes of those who leave the
campus before the term is completed,
who don't return after a vacation, whose
stated reasons for dropping out are com-
monplace. Was it too easy for them to
slip away from us because we already had
them shut out and there was no bond of
A. DEVANKY real fellowship to gather them in and
The majority of campus students are too fine to deliberately snub anyone, but are they too busy hold them here?
to see the lonely droop in the shoulders of the shabbily dressed boy or the stringy-haired girl? And now that I have become so alerted
APRIL 9, 19)7
to the subject, I have begun to wonder sation for the cool indifference with We are glad to say in our campus pub-
whether a few of those who have been which he had been treated in life. lications that our schools are "friendly
asked to withdraw from school this year "Ned was always so eager to help." schools." One of our strong promotional
may be circle victims too. That is, could "He was a tireless worker." "He had one points is that there is no place like a
one of the basic reasons for their diffi- of the friendliest smiles I have ever seen." Christian college in offering wholesome
culty be that finding themselves shut out From fellow students around me I oc- association for Adventist young people.
of the better circles, they sought and casionally caught fragments of low, awed I am glad that this is true. But are
found admittance in some that brought conversation, and I wished almost vio- the opportunities equal for all or are they
out their baser qualities and hid or extin- lently that Ned might hear those sincere limited for some by our own selfishness?
guished their good ones? words of praise, for I am positive he It is delightful to know people whose
As I said before, surely we are blind heard all too few of them when he was interests and tastes are similar to our
to the needs around us, and whatever alive. Sincere though they undoubtedly own. It's fun to be with them; it's easy
circles we have inscribed to shut out were, they sounded strangely empty to me to like them. It takes no real strength of
people have been unknowingly drawn. I coming just then. character to be cordial, to be friendly, to
have to believe we would open them Ned had come to school with an ear- be likeable to friendly people. It is our
gladly could we see the need in time. nest desire to become a better Christian, treatment of the socially retarded, those
Unfortunately, our understanding often yet just a day before he met with the who have unlovable traits, or the shy and
comes too late, as it did for Ned. Circles accident that took his life he is said to inhibited, that reveals what we truly are.
opened wide for him one day, but he have expressed doubt as to whether he Very few people are gifted with the
didn't know. even wanted to be a Christian. His stay talent of making friends effortlessly,
My heart aches at the remembrance. I among us had been so short; his tragic spontaneously; and so too often we are
can still hear the sobs of students rising death had come so suddenly. Could we friendly only to those who are friendly
above the soft organ strains. One of my have had something to do with his dis- to us, forgetting those who would like
own sobs shook me as I wondered sud- couragement? Had it been any fault of to be friendly but don't know exactly
denly what Ned would think could he ours that he had doubted the Christian how, and are waiting, even longing, for
wake at that moment and see the large way of life? Could the change in his at- someone else to take the initiative. Our
congregation that had come to pay their titude have been influenced by Christian circles can become so tightly closed that
last respects. The profuse array of flowers students who had unwittingly shut him those shut outside could no more imagine
surrounding him seemed poor compen- out of their circles? trying to be friendly to us than they
could think it feasible to be sociable to a
What a difference it makes when you
are on the inside! It can change your
whole outlook and attitude on life, your
character, your desires and wants, your
personality, and even your looks.
It surely made all those differences in
Jane. If you had known Jane six months
ago, you wouldn't recognize her today.
She came to school unsure of herself,
By HERTA GLANZER shy, inwardly bitter, with an uncaring
attitude. Her dress was showy and in-
appropriate. But now poised, friendly
to everyone, dressed simply and in good
taste Jane is happy and looking forward
OME TIME ago we bough to a place in God's work. What has made
the Peterson place down by the difference?
the river. Of course, we One girl Shirley, a lovely Christian
changed many things to make shut her ears to the unkind criticisms
it our own, but there was one thing we and took the timid misfit into her group
didn't change, and that was a sign on one of friends. She was just friendly to Jane,
of the gateposts: "D. Peterson." when I told them that Petersons no longer
waited for her after classes, walked to
I really don't know why we didn't re- lived here.
chapel with her, invited her to meals.
move the sign. I suppose it was that it Sometimes a young person wears the
And the thought that one person was in-
wasn't very conspicuous from the house, wrong sign. It reads: "I am a Christian."
terested in her kept Jane going, gave her
but it really should have been the first The surprise comes when we see that it
thing to be changed. We certainly didn't is just an empty profession, because he
doesn't look like a Christian, act like a Jane wasn't the only one whom Shirfey
look like Petersons, act like Petersons, or
talk like Petersons. We neither liked the Christian, or talk like a Christian. He influenced; other girls followed her ex-
neither likes the same things that Chris- ample, began to see something in Jane
same things Petersons liked, nor had the
tians like, nor has the kind of friends that that was worth while. Now Jane is very
kind of friends the Petersons had.
Any passer-by who had once known Christians should have. much a part of several circles, is gener-
When they are asked to help in church ously reaching out drawing in others who
them would, no doubt, be quite surprised
work and someone points to their sign, need a little special friendliness. The
and puzzled to see two fairly good-sized
they make some lame excuses, that show widening results of one friendly adven-
boys going in and out as though it were
their home, and a little dog defending the that "Christian" no longer lives there. ture still amaze me. As yet I haven't
yard as though he lived there, because the At our place the thing to do was take been able to decide which was the more
previous owner had no boys, and their down the old sign and put up a new blest in the experiment, Jane or Shirley!
one. But the youth who has the Christian Yes, Markham had the right answer
dog was a huge collie.
Occasionally people used to knock on sign at his gate should find a new occu- after all:
the door and ask to see Mr. Peterson. pant, so the sign will tell the truth. "But love and I had the wit to win:
"Yes, but the sign " they would say, The new occupant is himself reborn. We drew a circle that took him in!"
THE YOUTH'S INSTRUCTOR
trees and garden in the back. After a
short conversation about the weather and
family, Aunt Mary left her.
The young girl sighed, pulled off her
tam, and sat down on the bed. She felt
bone weary through and through, and
she longed to rest, but her mind wouldn't
With another sigh she pulled her case
across the bed and opened it. She took
out her Bible and books and papers, ar-
ranged them within reach on the bed.
She closed the case and put it on the
floor. Untying her shoes, she toed them
off and they dropped with a thud on the
floor. Then doubling up the snowy-white
pillow she curled up with it supporting
her shoulders and head. Picking up her
Bible, she turned the pages idly, wonder-
ing how to begin. Then a verse caught
her eye. She rolled over, tucked the pillow ;
under her chin, put her Bible on the bed.
in front of her, and proceeded with
energy and determination. Lethargy left
her, her senses fired with keenness, her
pulse quickened, and her eyes darkened.
LESTER QUADE, ARTIST Where this might lead to she didn't
"You may go to any decent, civilized church," her father's letter said, "but I won't have a girl know, but wherever it was, she was cer-
of mine bring disgrace on the entire family; I thought you more sensible than to mix with SDA's. tainly on her way.
Her aunt stopped by the door once,
puzzled by such quietness, but seeing
Lohanna flushed and busy over her
books, she tiptoed away smiling. "A real
student, and so young at that! Got the
All the Way
Anderson ambition and pride and brains.
I do believe." Her aunt wiped her hands
on her apron with satisfaction, and
proceeded with the "supper fixin'."
Lohanna was noncommittal at supper-
time, only smiled and turned the ques-
tions of her aunt and uncle aside.
By MARJORIE GRANT BURNS "Up to something startling and bigr"
the aunt thought, and nodded her head
approvingly. "Make the family proud
someday no doubt." She beamed on
PART TWO Lohanna and kept refilling her dish. The
girl's poor tired mind reeled a little before
it all, but she finally was able to excuse
herself and return to her room.
And now the real fight was on. Hours
HEN Lohanna entered her by and keep her from feeling so alone! went by, but she read on and on. "You're
room some time later she But there wasn't a soul that she knew of wrong you're wrong you're wrong
knew that the time had come that she could trust, not one who would you're wrong you're WRONG, Lo-
when she must face all the understand her struggle to know truth. hanna!" Oh, but she couldn't believe it.
odds, and make a final decision. Her Turning slowly, she picked up the case How could she be wrong? and the
minister had not helped her really. Ten- and reached for the door. people? and the ministers? yes, even
sion gripped her, making her feel cold At that moment faintness almost over- the ministers! All of us, hundreds of us,
and nervous and distraught. "To get whelmed her. She shook her head sharply thousands of us. Wrong! It just couldn't
away," she thought. "If I could get to clear her eyes. "Stop it, Lohanna," she be!
away have time to study and to think." said to herself. "Get a hold on yourself But Lohanna, "the living know that
But where could she go, where could she and let's get this thing settled." Shoulders they shall die: but the dead know not
find the unmolested seclusion she needed? back and eyes narrowed a little, she any thing"——"the just shall live by faith"
She pulled out a little case and packed marched out of her room and into the "but faith without wor)(s is dead"
a few things. She gathered up what books hall. There she paused to scribble a note. "If ye love me," Lohanna, "keep my
she had and put them in. Cold, trembling "Gone to see Aunt Mary. Be back Mon- commandments" "Remember the sab-
fingers picked up the Bible and put it day." bath day to keep it holy" "the seventh
carefully on top. Then she closed the Out she went then and hailed a bus. day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God"
case and pressed the latch shut. It was rather a long way, but she was "the Lord blessed the sabbath day,
Suddenly loneliness and despair swept rewarded when she got there. Aunt Mary and hallowed it" "praY Ye t ^lat y°ur
over her. If only someone would come to was quiet, her home free from hustle flight be not in the winter, neither on the
help, if only she had one friend, even for and bustle. She led Lohanna to a peaceful sabbath day" "from one new moon
an hour or two someone to care, to stand room, the windows of which framed the to another, and from one sabbath to
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^--^ *--s-i. *- * -i. *- * *.-* * i. * i. * * * -S--*. i--i--J--S.-i--^
another, shall all flesh come to worship "Yes, Pastor, I would."
before me, saith the Lord" "Sin," Pastor Wilson held out his hand. "God
Lohanna, "is the transgression of the law" bless you, Lohanna. I could wish others
"the wages of sin is death" "if were as honest and truehearted as you.
thou turn away thy foot from the sab- But you girls better hurry now. It's getting
bath, from doing thy pleasure" "The late."
seventh day is the sabbath!" By RAE BEHRENS With quick good-bys the girls bundled
The pressure was just too great, the up and turned toward home.
shock too much, the book slipped from The first storms of winter had come, "Lohanna," said Elaine in an agitated
her fingers. Pulling up stiffly, she slipped and the low-lying vegetable gardens were voice, "do you think you are wise? What
off her dress and without further prepara- under a foot or so of water. Acres of old will your cousin say?"
tion crawled cold and shivering into her cucurbit plants pumpkins, melons, cu- "Not much I guess. I'll try to- tell her
bed. A last painful effort and she pulled cumbers, marrows like whitened skele- at a receptive moment, if one happens
out the light, then her arm dropped tons, with shreds of frost-blackened leaf along."
heavily on the bed. Sleep swept over her still clinging to them here and there, rose "Well, more power to you, but I think
slowly like a deadening drug, bringing in desolation from the swamp. you are heading for trouble."
release at last. Surely no illustration Isaiah used could Elaine turned in at her gate. "Good
The next morning she awoke with a have better typified the stricken nation night. See you tomorrow."
start. Something had fallen! Oh, yes. The of Israel: "And the daughter of Zion is "Good night." Lohanna hurried on. A
books. She rolled over and hid her face left ... as a lodge in a garden of cucum- foreboding was crowding in, a dread she
against her arm, dreading the mental bers." could not name. She turned in at her gate
pain of reality again. She felt urged to and noticed the lights were on in the hall.
pray. "O God, help me!" She opened Entering, she saw a letter on the stand
her eyes again. Her room was filled with addressed to her in her father's firm hand.
a strange, glowing light. Sitting up, her "Had somebody found out already? Had
eyes turned to the window, and then her other aunt and uncle in Denton. She felt somebody told?"
breath caught, and she sat there trans- a little guilty as she told them of her In a fever of hope and dread Lohanna
fixed. weekend trip, leaving out the best and rushed to her room and ripped open the
It had snowed during the night. A most important part, but she wasn't letter.
little rain too, evidently. Everything was ready to tell them yet. She didn't even "DEAR LOHANNA,
clothed in white, and was sparkling with tell her friend, Elaine, but she urged more
a thousand tiny icicles; the trees and attendance at the little Adventist church, "Well, what is this nonsense I hear
shrubs bent humbly under their load of and Elaine was glad to go. about you? I have never forbidden you
snow; and new lines of grace and beauty It wasn't long before Bible studies your religion; you may go to any decent
and gentleness enshrouded the whole gar- were suggested, and the girls consented. civilized church. But I forbid you to go
den. Her heart rose into her throat. Pick- They went each evening to the home of to an Adventist church. I will not have a
ing up one of the covers as she crawled the elderly couple where Pastor Wilson girl of mine be so foolish and bring dis-
from bed, she pulled it around her and was staying. There, gathered around the grace upon the entire family. I'm sur-
knelt by the window. big coal stove, by the light of a coal-oil prised at you, Lohanna. I thought you
"Oh, how beautiful," she whispered. lamp, they studied. Elaine was impressed, had better sense than to get mixed up in
"All the old covered with the new." She but Lohanna was deeply stirred. One such stuff.
paused, bit her lip to keep back the tears, evening as they were leaving she said, "Go out and have a good time. Go to
but they would not obey. Down over her "Pastor Wilson, it is clear to me. And shows or something. But I forbid you to
pale cheeks they ran and fell on her God has seemed so close, I just feel " go to that church again, and I expect you
hands. The tears magnified the sunlight There she paused, unable to put her de- to obey me."
and made her hide her face again. Sud- sire into words. "Your father,
denly everything in her heart broke up Pastor Wilson arose, came around the JAMES ANDERSON."
all the tension and fear, the uncertainty table and stood near, a smile of joy light-
and dread. She sobbed bitterly, shaken ing his youthful face. "Miss Lohanna," he Lohanna sat down weakly. How could
through and through. Then it passed as said kindly, "I think I understand. I've her father feel like that? Surely she could
quickly as it had come and like the seen honesty and conviction in your face make him understand. She got pencil
storm, it was gone, leaving the old from the very start." He paused, also at a and paper out and tried to write to him.
covered with the new. "God did this for loss for words. Elaine moved restlessly, But she couldn't think of the words to
me," she thought, her eyes on the garden her conscience was pricking her, but she say.
beyond the windowpane. "He, in His threw it off with a shrug. Finally she gave up and went to bed.
endless love and mercy and understand- The pastor looked at Lohanna search- Her heart felt sore, and she shed some
ing, did it to help me understand." Hap- ingly, and said, "God has won hasn't tears. She longed for a friend, but as be-
piness welled up in a reviving tide and He?" fore she felt alone in her trouble. But
brought bright color to her face again. "Yes," answered Lohanna, "He has." God stood by, and angels too. Calm came
"If you love me," Lohanna, "keep my "Are you ready for what follows?" and she fell into peaceful sleep.
commandments." "I would like to be baptized," she said Difficult days followed. She couldn't
She raised a tear-washed face and whis- simply. eat and couldn't sleep as much as she
pered simply, "Lord, I will." And she should, and she lost weight rapidly. Her
"Are you sure? Do you realize all it cousin alternately scolded and teased her,
marveled at a sudden change, like a
involves? It may cost you a great deal." and what was worse, sent another dis-
flash of light across her mind. The com-
mands, which the night before had "It's right, so I must do it." It was as turbing message home.
seemed like threats, now seemed like simple as that to Lohanna. At school her chemistry teacher
dew-pearled promises held in the chalice "Do your folks know?" stopped her one day. "Lohanna, are you
of two nail-pierced hands. Such peace "Not yet, but I'll tell them." ill? Something seems to be the matter
and security came in, and God seemed "Well, we'll have a baptism in three with you."
unutterably near and dear. weeks. I feel you are ready. Would you "No, not ill. Just well, just some
Lohanna returned to the home of the like to be baptized then?" trouble." To page 19
8 THE YOVTH'S INSTRUCTOR
corner of a bunkhouse where our whole
family had to stay for a week or more
until a temporary shack was provided.
One evening shortly after our arrival,
Father announced that he had picked a
good site for a house. We were all eager
to see the place, so after the supper dishes
had been quickly washed Dad led the
way to a secluded knoll covered with
small pine trees. It was some distance
from the main camp with its daily din of
mill machinery. This setting seemed per-
fect to everyone.
From the highest point of this gentle
rise there was a remarkable view of the
famous Canadian Rockies raising splin-
tering spires to pierce the evening sky.
To the southwest the snowy heads of the
Hiking in the woods one sunny summer afternoon, nay brother and I wandered farther than usual,
Caribou range loomed boldly near and
suddenly breaking through taller timber into an open meadow through which flowed a gurgling stream. very steep, making us, who were ac-
customed to holding a level eye across
prairies and plains, feel almost penned
up. But this feeling was fast to be re-
placed with that of security, which these
sentinels of the valley seemed to offer
under their protecting shadow.
During the next few weeks Dad, in his
Give a Boy a Pond spare time and with the help of all the
family, managed to build a cozy frame
house and finish it enough so we could
move in. Mother was glad to abandon
crowded shack quarters with only a
smoky pot-bellied camp stove-on which to
cook. Immediately we felt more comfort-
able in our new house, and it was only a
By VERNON GANZ matter of time until it was completed in-
side and out.
From the first my brother and I began
to attend a small one-room country school,
about a half mile from home. In the
| HE stuffy train coach jerked and that gave the only clue as to where the afternoon, when school had been dis-
swayed along a track that was new campsite might be. The fast-melting missed, we liked nothing better than to-
rougher than I had been ac- snow still lay four feet deep under the head for the ever-growing shaving pile
customed to traveling on. Being tall evergreens and in even higher piles that the planer was producing, kick off
just a timid young lad, I was uneasy along the side of the road that seemed to shoes and socks, and spend a happy hour
and perhaps a little frightened. The con- my bewildered mother more like a water- romping with our friends in the fluffy
ductor had just passed through the coach course than a road. shavings. I loved to feel that strange
telling my parents that the next station Soon we caught sight of a few rough tickling deep in my tummy that came
was our destination. I was so glad the shacks evidently built without the luxu- from leaping into mid-air from the top
trip was almost over, for my feet yearned ries of square or level. Off to the right I of the mountainous pile to land up to
for solid ground. could hear the roar of a powerful motor, my ears in shavings some twenty feet
To the accompaniment of uncertain and with a few more steps I saw for the down the side.
motions and shrill screeching, the train first time in my life what I learned was a My brother and I often enjoyed hiking
finally came to a full stop at a little flag planer, hungrily devouring an endless through the woods near our home just
station high in the Fraser Valley of stream of freshly sawed, slivery boards for the joy of "exploring" as we called it.
northern British Columbia. Excitedly I and delivering a similar stream of lumber One sunny summer afternoon we wan-
scrambled off the train into the sweet beautifully shiny and smooth. It was a dered farther than usual, suddenly break-
mountain air of that mild morning late miracle! ing through the taller timber into an
in March. My parents, a younger sister, By this time my father had briefly in- open meadow through which flowed a
and an older brother soon followed. Here, quired around, and soon was busily in- gurgling stream. Following the stream to
according to instructions, we would be volved in conversation with his new em- where it left the meadow, we were fasci-
but a short distance from a new lumber ployer, already making plans as to where nated by what seemed certainly to be a
camp, scarcely a month old, where my we could stay until we would be able to deserted beaver dam. It was all over-
father had arranged for employment. build a temporary shack. My mother and grown with meadow grass, but here and
My boyish heart thrilled as I tried to sister were introduced to our employer's there were old stumps and weathered
picture the interesting days in such a wife, and I had already found a playmate sticks bearing the telltale marks of razor-
place as this. This was a major experi- about my own age, who was more than sharp beaver teeth. The flow of water
ence in the life of a seven-year-old boy delighted to show me all around. had cut a neat gap in the dam probably
who had just come from the prairies of That first day was wonderfully excit- during the years after the beavers had, for
Alberta. ing. Night came too soon, but because of some reason or other, left the meadow.
We had to wade ankle deep through the previous night of restless travel, I Excitedly my brother and I began to plan
mud and water along a freshly cut road fell asleep quickly on a little cot in the together.
APRIL 9, 1957
The very next day saw us back with My brother laid out liberal piles of gravity water system was laid, originat-
axes and shovels, driving stakes and pil- grain along the grassy pond shore where ing with a natural sparkling spring found
ing brush and mud carefully to make a a variety of ducks soon came for the coming out from the rocks high on a
strong repair of the rupture in the dam. food so readily obtainable. They liked the mountainside.
What fun this was! The next afternoon pond too. Sabbath afternoon often found Since everyone belonged to the same
we were back again to complete the task. us squatting behind a low bush intently faith, a church was badly needed, and to
Already the water was beginning to inch watching the brightly colored waterfowl fill that need faithful Adventists con-
its way up on the face of the old beaver splash about and feed undisturbed, while tributed time and money to erect a fine
dam. Within a few more days a sizable we felt deeply satisfied knowing they church building, which rings with the
pond was backed up, and now water were enjoying the work of our hands. voices of worshipers every Sabbath morn-
was trickling past the dam through the In winter the glassy surface of the ing.
overflow provided. frozen pond invited us to learn to skate. Five years of hurried high school and
With the abundant lumber scraps from Moonlight evenings began to find even college life have taken me far from the
the mill and a few extra tins of tar left adults coming out to enjoy a skate and peacefulness of the little narrow valley
from the roofing job on the house, we the friendly warmth of a crackling lake- nestled among the protecting mountains.
designed a narrow, flat-nosed boat for side fire. But memories of those happy days never
use on our new pond. Our playmates Time hurried by with the passing of leave me. Whenever vacations give me an
built similar crude crafts and what pleas- several more winters. The little camp opportunity to go home, I tramp again
ant hours we spent, just drifting, racing began to swell and burst at the seams. through the woods, visit again the beaver
each other, or joyously joining in a Improvements came quickly. Electricity dam and the pond, and live again the
drenching water fight. was produced by a local Diesel plant. A happiest days of my life.
Both groups respond well to the pre-
ventive measures and medicines that are
commonly used to avoid this condition.
If you are sensitive to motion sickness,
you should especially try to plan your
travel so that it takes as short a time as
possible. Try to arrange your ocean trip
at a season when the sea will be smooth.
Do not eat greasy or highly seasoned
V foods, and avoid anxiety, worry, and
fatigue before the trip begins. These sim-
Health subjects of general interest will be discussed in this twice-monthly department ple methods of prevention may be all
There will be no diagnosis or treatment of disease by mail, and no letters will be answered that are necessary to keep you from be-
personally. If you would like to suggest a subject for discussion, you may send your sug- coming ill.
gestion to Dr. Saxon, The Youth's Instructor, Takoma Park, Washington 12, B.C. When you begin to experience motion
sickness it is the stomach that is first
affected. The end of the stomach that
joins the small intestine closes and di-
MOTION SICKNESS gestion stops. Some time later the con-
tractions of the stomach reverse and pro-
duce vomiting. It is important that pre-
lECAUSE of the increase in air odors, a bad taste, or the sight of some- ventive measures be taken before this
and boat travel more and more one vomiting, often acts as the trigger stage occurs, because once you are upset
people are wondering whether that sets your vomiting center into action. they do very little good.
motion sickness must be put up This usually occurs when you are already Several of the newer antihistaminics
with or whether it can be relieved. on the verge of becoming sick. Actually are effective against air and sea sickness.
This condition has troubled mankind this trigger stimulus is the last of a series One tablet of the long-acting antihista-
from antiquity wherever he has sailed the of factors, and is not the cause of motion mines will frequently protect you for
high seas. History records that Caesar's sickness. twenty-four hours.
sailors were incapacitated so badly by It has been estimated that one third of To secure maximum benefit from these
seasickness that they surrendered to their the general population will become sick tablets they must be taken one hour be-
enemy and were massacred en masse be- after an hour or two of rough air or sea fore beginning your trip. This gives you
cause of their weakness. Even today motion. If subjected to violent motions the opportunity to absorb them before
modern man can have his life endangered for enough time, practically everyone will the function of the stomach becomes ab-
by the abnormal changes that occur in the become sick. normal.
body in connection with motion sick- People can be divided into two groups A simple diet and a peaceful mind with
ness. according to their susceptibility to mo- the help of the antimotion sickness pills
This common malady is caused by tion. There are those who are extremely can make sea and air travel a pleasure
the stimulation of the central nerve center sensitive to all forms of motion. As chil- for the most sensitive individuals. Before
of the ear, called the labyrinth. Some dren these persons become sick in trains you take your next trip prepare yourself
persons have much more sensitive laby- and automobiles, and are unable to toler- and avoid the miseries of motion sickness.
rinths than others, which makes them ate the motions of a swing. As long as the Why not finish your trip in as good a
more susceptible to motion. Deaf-mutes motion continues they remain sick. Then physical condition as when you started?
who are born without this nerve center there are others who become sick only if
do not become motion sick. the motion is vigorous and prolonged.
Frequently motion sickness is thought They soon develop an adaptive resistance
to be psychological. This stems from the to it and are able to tolerate the motion
fact that unpleasant stimuli, such as strong with no sickness whatever. JACKSON A. SAXON, M.D.
10 THE YOVTH'S INSTRUCTOR
were evidences that God had not yet for-
saken the life in the world. Gradually her
bitterness melted. There were still those
moments of heartache when she was re-
ASHAMED minded that she would never hold a child
of her own, but her mind was kept busy
with other thoughts and had less time for
despondency. Once home, she busied her-
self with work and soon life was back to
She shied away from others with young
of Her Doubts children and would not let her mind
dwell on her loss. She made herself useful
in the civic activities of the town and so
filled all her spare moments.
Time passed. There were weekend
trips, evenings away from home, and
slowly there was less time spent at home
By BERNICE SCHAAK and more time spent elsewhere. She was
soon deep in the whirl of activities. The
months went by faster now, and then
turned themselves into years.
One day in early summer she stayed at
work longer than usual and shortly be-
fore she left, she heard the ring of the
|HE elevator door opened and proved to be only a reminder of her great
into it stepped two proud, loss. telephone. As she answered, a familiar
happy parents. Their faces re- As the days went slowly by she began voice said, "We have a motherless child
flected the joy that was in their to search for the reasons for it all. Why who is in need of a home. We would
hearts over the small bundle in the father's had God let it happen? Maybe she prefer a Christian home, and your name
would not have been so tempted if she has been suggested. Would you be inter-
arms. The door closed and they were on
could have busied herself with work and ested?"
their way home.
could have kept her mind better occu- Surprised, she did not speak for a
Across the corridor from the elevator
pied, but there she lay on her back, and moment. Then without thinking she
was room 210. It was an attractive room
soon into her idle mind crept self-pity- said, "Yes, of course." She replaced the
and held many flowers and cards from
ing, even sinful, thoughts. receiver and sat motionless.
thoughtful friends, but in the center of
One day a kind friend gave her a leaf- She began to realize what a change
these was a young mother whose eyes had
let of poems. One especially attracted her would have to be made in their way of
long ago been emptied of tears. Her heart
attention and she repeated its lines again. life. A baby would make a difference in
ached more deeply than words can tell,
and the appearance of these happy par- There's a law that I am learning, She hurried to tell her husband, and
ents renewed her pain. That is helping me each day: together they spent many hours discus-
At their marriage she and her husband That the Lord sends something better sing the future and making plans. She
had rededicated their lives to God. They For each thing He takes away.
quit her work, spent afternoons shopping,
had pledged themselves to His service
Had the author had an experience and soon had things in readiness for the
and had prepared themselves in a school
like hers? She could never find out be- little one.
of God's choosing. They were happy to-
cause the author was unknown. Could Then a small bundle of life was placed
gether and yet it seemed that something
God give her something better? It was in her open arms. It was to be hers for
was lacking. They had so much love, they
hard to believe that He could. Doubts always, to be loved and to love.
wished for a little one to share it with.
God intended that homes should have continued to fill her mind until she felt The child grew and developed "fair,
children, but none had been given to that He had stopped caring for her. Her and lovely as a rose," with beauty of
inclination was to forget God even as character also. Now as the mother looks
Then one autumn day she had stepped she felt that He had forgotten her. back over the past, she is ashamed of the
lightly from the doctor's office. In her Then came the day when she sat by the way in which she doubted God. He had
purse was a slip on which was the date of open window and viewed the unfolding not forgotten her. He had only asked her
her next appointment with him. In the of spring. The grass, flowers, and birds to wait.
lower corner was a notation, "Maternity
Case." H. A. RUB1
The months that followed found her
busy sewing and planning. Everything
must be just so for their little "boy." A
girl would have been no less welcome,
Suddenly, tragedy had struck. Her
mind again passed over the events of the
last week. The accident, the untimely
birth of a boy, and the hope of having a
family taken from her it was too much!
She turned her face to the wall and tried
not to think of it, but there seemed noth-
ing else to think about. Her only enter-
tainment had been watching the activity
in the hallway and now, even that had
APRIL 9, 1957
HOW'D the game A youth faces his future with realism in
go, son?" queried
Mr. Walton. "Any
Eddy, still wearing
baseball shoes, clam-
bered out of the
dusty jeep. "We won
5-3, and I got a
single and a double,"
he said. "Next Sun-
day the all-star game'll be played against
Chesterhill. I don't know yet whether I'll By JAI\
make the team. The coach'll call me
"You'll make it," his father assured
The two men walked toward the house. "I just don't know for sure, Dad, I I Cardinals are having tryouts this next
Sunday afternoons were like this at the just don't know." weekend in .Marietta. Eddy ought to go."
Walton farm. Eddy had been granted the "You're going to have to face it pretty "Maybe he should," agreed Mr. Wal-
time off to play ball with the team from soon, you know." ton hesitantly, "maybe he should." But
Vincent, a small town eleven miles away. Yes, that he did know. His father let there were doubts in his mind.
He was nineteen, and a smooth-working the question rest. It was 3-0, all-stars, at the end of
second baseman. Vincent had one of the When Thursday evening came, Eddy four innings. This score remained until
top teams in the Tri-County League. guarded the telephone like a sentry. The the bottom of the ninth. Then Chesterhill,
Eddy held the door while his father call came. league champs as they were, bounced
gathered the milk buckets from their "Hey! I start at second in the all-star back with two round-trippers, after the
place in the utility room that opened game. How do you like that?" first two men had lined out to left field.
onto the back porch. His parents congratulated him in the "Settle down, Doug," Eddy encouraged
usual parental manner, but he sensed the the young pitcher from Coolville.
"I'll be out as soon as I get changed,"
reservation in it all. He went through The next batter tripled to right center
he promised his father. The older man
the next few days with thoughts of driv- and Doug was relieved by a "speed-
was on his way to the barn.
ing in the winning run in the important bailer" from Beverly. The first man to
"If I can only make that all-star team," all-star game, or of nabbing a line drive face him had a reputation all over the
Eddy thought, as he slipped off his spikes that saved the game in the last of the league for breaking down fences. He was
and socks. "The coach thinks I'll make it, ninth both of these with bases loaded, a left-handed hitter. Eddy shuddered to
of course! think of this fellow getting the wood on
The screen door whined and slapped As usual, the lad could not eat a reason- one of those fast balls. He dropped back
the doorcasing as Eddy left the house to able dinner Sunday. His mother was ac- on the grass behind second.
help with the chores. He waved to his customed to the I'm-not-hungry explana- The first pitch went wide. The next
mother, who was giving the chickens tion on game days. But the Waltons did did not, and the ball sizzled back past
their daily rations. Eddy liked farming, like to see their boy have physical exer- the surprised pitcher. It was well tagged.
surely he did, but a baseball career cise. Very little good, clean recreation Eddy's spikes dug fiercely. A spurt of
seemed to him the ideal life. He often could be found around the community. dust rose as the ball skimmed over the
thought of how delightful it must be to Eddy's time was spent helping his par- second base bag. Eddy had gone deep for
have baseball as a lifework. Why, there ents live comfortably on their hundred- just such a play. His gloved hand jerked
was simply no work to it! It was fun. acre hill farm. He found no enjoyment viciously as the ball bored into the web
Thoughts of baseball kept time with his with the "gang" at the store and no of his glove. No time to throw the man
methodic milking of all three cows. satisfaction in the hot-rod races Saturday out at first, but the other runner was
The chores finished, he turned the night. He was content to work in the digging for the plate. Prying the ball
cows out of the barn. He and his father fields, attend Sabbath services, and play from his glove, Eddy threw for the
started them down the lane toward the ball on Sunday afternoon. But it was catcher's shoe tops. That umpire's thumb
pasture. Mr. Walton whistled that famil- beginning to be plain to his parents that looked as big as a banana when he called
iar, self-composed tune. Eddy knew his baseball was threatening to come between the play.
father had something on his mind. their son and his convictions. "What an arm!"
"Tell me, son," Father began, "do you '"Bout ready, Dad?" Eddy asked, "Nice play, kid!"
plan to make professional baseball your smacking his fist firmly into his glove. Eddy smiled his thanks.
goal in life?" The all-star game was considered the On the way home Mr. Walton said,
This was the one question Eddy had game of the year by every player in the "Your coach tells me there's a big league
been expecting. He knew exactly what league, and this was a perfect day for scout coming to Marietta next weekend.
his parents were thinking how about the baseball hot and no breeze. Did he tell you?"
Sabbath? Eddy tagged the first base bag on his "Yes," Eddy admitted. "He told all
The cows scattered into their green way to second as the all-stars took the of us."
domain, and Eddy latched the white gate. field for pregame practice. Mr. Walton "Do you realize what days the tryouts
watched the boys scoop up the ground are to be held?"
As a student at Emmanuel Missionary College the balls as though they had bushel baskets "Yes. Looks as though baseball and I
author was enrolled for two majors English and French. for gloves. are going to have a showdown."
"I like languages," he writes, and if his dream of pos-
sible mission service in Europe comes true, he will find "Your boy digs 'em outa the dirt, Mr. "You never played on the Sabbath in
his "like" a real aid to service. He is preparing him-
self for secondary teaching. Work during summers in Walton." It was Eddy's coach. high school, son. Why now?"
industrial plants, and as an orderly and student reader
in French, plus the assistance of his wife, have combined "Yesx he seems to do it with ease." "It means more to me now, Dad. I've
to meet 100 per cent of educational expenses. He was "Ya know, I think your boy is big got to think of my future."
president of his junior and senior high school classes,
and has been president of the Student Association at EMC. league stuff," the coach continued. "The The jeep turned into the drive.
12 THE YOUTH'S INSTRUCTOR
"I want to do what's right," he thought, "We need a second baseman to com-
as he methodically prepared for bed. "I plete our number three team."
think I can play ball and still be on the "Be right with you," Eddy agreed, lac-
Lord's team. Seems to me that there ing up his shoe.
should be some Adventist ball players any- Rising from the bench, he looked out
how." on the playing field. A huge fellow was
DOWN All through the week Eddy and his
parents waited for the decision that had
to be made. Of course, Mr. and Mrs.
Walton hoped and prayed that their boy
would see the peril of his constant as-
standing behind the pitcher watching all
the players. Eddy could make out the red
bird on his uniform and the written
word "Cardinals" across his chest. He
surely looked big. He seemed to be looking
sociation with baseball. right at Eddy when he said:
Friday morning he was changing his "All right. Number three team take
EDWARD CARR overalls after breakfast. His father stood the field."
across the room shaving. The first-base bag had its usual
"Don't be nervous, Son," he counseled, stepped-on feeling as Eddy went to his
"and good luck." position at second.
"We'll talk after supper. O.K., son?" "Thanks, Dad. I'll try. Say, I'm not "Let's hold those big boys," demanded
"O.K., Dad, sure." sure just what time I'll be home. Some- the scout. "They've been gittin' hits too
Chores and supper were soon over. time this afternoon. So long." long."
Eddy and his parents sat in the living Marietta seemed only a few miles away Eddy kicked a pebble from in front
room. Each seemed to be waiting for the to Eddy. Actually it was twenty-four of him, spat in his glove and waited. He
other to speak. Mr. Walton shifted his miles from home. did not have to wait long. A grounder
legs. Mrs. Walton stopped rocking. Eddy "Well, here we are," he affectionately was bouncing his way. It took those
looked up from the sports page. His addressed the jeep. mean, short hops a tricky one for sure.
father began: There were players all over the field Because it came rather slowly, Eddy
"You said you are thinking of your dressed in their respective team uniforms. charged it and figured to throw his man
future, Eddy. That is exactly what your Quite a colorful crowd! One of the grey- out fast. But that crazy ball forgot to
mother and I are thinking of, son your and-green uniforms came toward Eddy hop the last time. Instead it hugged the
future." as he sat down to put on his spikes. It ground and rolled lazily toward right
"But how am I ever going to know was Jack Roland, a pitcher from Chester- field. Eddy flushed as he raced to cover
whether I can make the big leagues?" hill. second. The shortstop was already there.
His mother leaned forward. "It may "Hi ya, Eddy, we've been waiting for "Guess I muffed that one," Eddy ad-
be better not to know," she advised. you." mitted to himself.
"What do you mean?" Eddy puzzled. "Yeah? What for?" "Wadda ya want, kid?" snapped the
"Do you think you are good enough scout, "a gallon bucket?"
not to play on the Sabbath? The good Eddy felt embarrassed. But it was dis-
players are in demand. Lots of important appointment when he heard the first
games are played during Sabbath hours. sacker swear and say something about
You know that." never getting to do some hitting.
"Yes, but I want to know just how I "It isn't necessary to swear about it,"
rate." Eddy conceded to himself. "My teammates
With that the conversation ended, and never taunted any player who made an
Eddy shuffled toward the stairs. error. I don't go for that spirit at all."
"Good night, Son," Mrs. Walton said This same spirit of cursing, prodding,
comfortingly. and disrespect went on until three
"Good night," he answered in a tone o'clock.
different from that of his usual worry- "That's all for today, fellas," roared the
about-nothing manner. tryout manager. "Be back here tomorrow
morning at nine sharp for the final
The next day, Sabbath, would decide
which boys would be signed.
To page 19
is the fat in the nuts that turns rancid,
and it may be toxic.
Speaking of tree nuts, Henry Bailey
Stevens has this to say: "Here is a prod-
uct which nature has already packaged
wonderfully, encasing it in an individual
shell that brings it direct from the tree to
the table. It does not have to be refriger-
ated. It does not even have to be cooked.
Best of all, it has a superlative food value.
"Many nuts are also valuable sources of
iron and calcium. The almond and filbert
supply a larger proportion of iron than
does an equal amount of beefsteak and
several times the amount of food lime
supplied by meats of any sort. Tree nuts
LOM\ LIVPA FOODS
are so well adapted to human food as to
foster the intimation that they are the
most natural protein for the private
Answering the question about nuts be-
What Vegetable ing hard to digest Mr. Stevens flatly says,
The research of Osborne, Cajori, and
others has shown that such protein is of
the finest quality and can be as well
utilized as the protein of meats if the
nuts are crushed or well chewed. In fact,
Protein Can We Use? Tissier, of the Pasteur Institute, found
that animal protein is twice as putrefac-
tive as vegetable protein. Nut proteins
resemble those of milk so closely that
they were long known as vegetable
caseins. Furthermore, nut fats are more
By M. DOROTHEA VAN GUNDY readily digestible than most animal fats
and are far less likely to decompose in the
alimentary tract. Pound for pound, wal-
nuts, almonds, pecans, filberts, and others
rate well with leading flesh foods in pro-
[HEN man was created, God which include nuts, legumes, seeds, tein content and their quality is superior;
gave him the best food pos- cereals, commercial vegetable products almonds and walnuts exceed whole milk
sible for the maintenance of (made from a combination of vegetable in protein content four to one.2
health. This was fruits, grains, proteins), and vegetables. Vegetables do Legumes play an important part in the
nuts, and vegetables. With the wide dis- not contain a very large percentage of vegetarian menu. The soybean can easily
tribution of protein in our natural foods protein, but the quality is rather high. be classified as the king of this food
it is almost impossible to get an inade Research is pointing this out more and group. The publicity given to it in the
quate protein intake unless we use a large more.1 last twenty-five years has probably made
quantity of protein-free foods such as Nuts make a valuable contribution every reader of this article familiar with
jelly, jam, candy, soda pop, ice cream, from a protein standpoint, though they its value. It is one of our finest vegetable
anq\cake. should be used sparingly because of their protein foods. It carries 36 to 40 per cent
All protein found in food is broken high fat content. Many people complain protein in the dry bean. It has a good
down in the digestive process into amino that they cannot digest nuts, but I think quantity and quality of fat and is low in
acids. There are about twenty-two of this is because they are often prepared carbohydrates. It is also a valuable source
these in all, eight of which are designated and eaten in a way to give trouble. Many of vitamins and minerals. The wonderful
as essential. The body has no way of nuts on the market are overtoasted in thing about the soybean, however, is its
knowing which food furnishes which deep fat and heavily salted. They are then versatility. It can be made into flour,
amino acids. eaten between meals as a snack or at the meal, milk, soy cheese, and served in
All protein foods contain different close of a heavy meal. The stomach rebels many other ways. Soy milk is a real
kinds and amounts of these acids. They at the heavy load. boon to infants and to adults who are
supplement one another in such a way If nuts are used, they should be in- allergic to cows' milk. It is an adequate
that one food may supply the amino acids cluded as part of the meal. Some people replacement in respect to protein and
lacking in another food. Because a food will more easily digest them if they are calcium.
may be a bit low in some of the essential ground fine or made into nut butters. Successful Farming magazine for Feb-
amino acids is no reason for omitting it Nuts may be purchased raw and then ruary, 1956, describes a disease new to
from the diet. No matter what its amino toasted lightly in the oven before using. dairy herds, called leptospirosis. It is be-
acid content, it still makes a contribu- A better quality of nut is usually obtained coming fairly widespread and is a serious
tion. With this in mind it is plain to see when purchased in whole or large broken disease threat. It has been recognized in
how important it is that we get a variety pieces and not ground up fine. Buy nuts other animals besides cows, and man may
of vegetable protein foods. This is rel- unsalted and then add your own salt in also become infected. The article warns
atively simple, for practically all vege- small quantity. Nuts are high in price and "great care should be exercised in han-
table foods except fruits contain protein. salt is cheap. Beware of rancid nuts. Better dling diseased animals and drinking milk
Let us consider some of these foods, not buy them even at bargain prices, for it To page 23
14 THE YOUTH'S INSTRUCTOR
I AST parts of Western and
Northern Australia are so
sparsely settled that the isolated
coastal towns may serve hun-
dreds of square miles of interior or "sta-
tion" country. Our colporteurs have not
been within a thousand miles of some of
these towns, yet they must be reached.
Following a colporteur institute at
Perth, West Australia, I made a survey
by plane of some seven thousand miles
in Northwest Australia, the Northern
Territory, and Central Australia to see
what possibilities there were for col-
porteurs with a strong pioneer instinct.
Just after daylight on Sunday my plane
took off from Perth into a rain-sodden
sky. Geraldton, our first stop, is a town
of about five thousand people, noted for
its equable climate in winter. There is
so little cold weather that tomatoes grow
all the year round. Nearly all rainfalls
are at night, leaving the days warm and
sunny. The next hop was to Carnarvon,
a much smaller place. Tropical fruits are
grown here in profusion. Underground "Gan" is the local term for the Commonwealth train from Alice Springs to Port Augusta, so named in
memory of the Afghans who ran supplies in by camel train before the railway was put through.
streams tapped by shallow bores or wells
provide water for irrigation purposes. It
is the center of much of the finest sheep
country in the world and of a large
We dropped down next into one of the
most desolate places on earth Learmouth
on the extreme westerly point of the
continent. Just an airstrip, no buildings,
only a gangway carriage. This is the site
chosen by the Ampol Caltex Company to
bore for oil. Some fifty men are working
on this project under American direction.
As the plane stopped, several jeeps loaded
with men came racing up, glad to con-
tact the outside world. An hour later we By J. W. NIXON
circled around the little town of Onslow,
where live some three hundred people.
This town has no resident minister or
doctor and no picture theater. quite clearly. They will eat a hole own, where men wear sombreros and
Roebourne, our next port of call, is a through a shoe sole overnight and soon high-heeled riding boots; it is the land of
very small place, but is the outlet for the destroy motor tires if they are left stand- Australia's roughriders and open ranges.
Blue Asbestos Mine at Wittenoom Gorge, ing long in one place. The tides rise The slip stream swirls again, the red
160 miles inland, where some one thou- and fall 24 feet, leaving boats high and dust eddies and is swept astern, the sun
sand people mostly new Australians dry on the mud as they recede. glints over the air crews, West Australia
work on a thriving project. Port Hed- Derby, the next little town on the coast, slips away, and the Northern Territory
land, farther east, with a population of is the port for a large inland station area. opens up like a vast map. Red, so long
about six hundred people is an important It has some six hundred people. A large the prevailing landscape, color, has
center, having a Flying Doctor Base and leper station with about five hundred in- changed now to the green of the jungle;
hospital. It is also the outlet for Marble mates is situated about fifteen miles out- mean, man-eating crocodiles infest the
Bar gold mine, which is reported to be side the town. harmless-looking streams winding far be-
the hottest place on earth. North of a straight line between Derby low. The coast line stands out in bold re-
Two hours' more flying, in which time and Wyndham the country is wild and lief against the green forest. A town pops
the sun drops behind a sapphire ocean, rugged, inhabited only by native peoples. out of the earth, with rows of neat, white
and we glide down into Broome. This It is too rough for motor transport to houses perched on concrete pillars (to
is an interesting place with a population penetrate. Wyndham, West Australia's defeat the white ants). The plane glides
of about one thousand of various races. most northerly outpost, is tucked away at down on to a huge airport, and as the
One section of the town is known as the foot of high mountains on the mouth door opens there is an inrush of moist
Chinatown, and in this part are the of the Durack River. It is backed by an warm air. This is Darwin.
homes and business places of the Chinese immense area of huge cattle stations. Although bombed seventy-three times
and other Eastern nationalities. Broome When the drovers are in town with their during the war there is very little visible
is a pearling center. herds of cattle the crack of the whips trace of damage. The receding tide re-
White ants are so bad here that once ring like rifle shots as they are swung by veals several wrecks in the harbor, and a
they get into a place people just have to the aboriginal stockmen, who ride as few buildings are shell scarred, but the
walk out and leave it to them. At night steady as statues in their saddles. This wounds have been healed and the town
they can be heard working in the timber is the land where the horse comes into his extended. The harbor and surroundings
APRIL 9, 1957 15
are picturesque and the people colorful volumes of Modern Medical Counselor. maintains this town of five hundred
and friendly. Darwin has mushroomed In the Hotel Darwin, the leading tourist people.
since the war, and now has a population hotel, five persons working within the After a drive of more than three hun-
of some eight thousand. Descendants of building placed their orders. So great was dred miles on Sunday, we arrived late at
aboriginals who have intermarried with the demand for immediate delivery of night at Alice Springs. In addition to the
Europeans and other races are known as books that two consignments had to be townships of Katherine and Tennant
colored people. They are educated and flown in by air freight. In fact, the great Creek there are many places between
enjoy all the social privileges of the com- demand for our literature right through Darwin and Alice Springs. Every sixty
munity. The Aboriginal Inland Mission the whole of the Northern Territory, or seventy miles there is a hotel and post
and the Australian Inland Mission provide opened up new possibilities for soul office with a few houses scattered around,
schooling and accommodation for the abo- winning through the printed page in this and a station homestead dotting the land-
riginals at the Bagot Reserve, just out of vast and largely neglected area. scape here and there.
the town. This message has just one living wit- Alice Springs is a pleasant place, nest-
Here I met and joined forces with ness in Darwin Mrs. Luke, whose hus- ling among beautiful trees and sur-
Colporteur K. J. Dansie and the publish- band is a member of the Legislative As- rounded by hills of the Macdonnell
ing department secretary for South sembly. Alone she bears the torch aloft. Ranges. Being about two thousand feet
Australia, J. T. Young. They had already Singlehanded she had endeavored to In- above sea level, it experiences extremes of
canvassed up through Alice Springs and gather the whole of the town. It was truly heat and cold, the temperature falling as
Central Australia, and together we set a joy to meet with this lone member in low as 16 degrees in winter. Three thou-
out to carry the benefits of the Home her home each Sabbath and bring spirit- sand people dwell in this well-laid-out
Health Education Service to the people in ual help to her hungry soul. For four town. On rising ground five miles from
Darwin. Sabbaths we enjoyed her fellowship and the township is the grave of Flynn of
The Lord went before and with us; hospitality. the Inland, buried in the land he loved and
He knew we had need of accommodation, Buffaloes roam the plains and forests in for whose people he gave his life. On
and a furnished converted army medical many parts of the Territory. These are his tomb has been placed a great round
unit was waiting for us. Sales came roll- hunted, and bulls of three years old and stone weighing eight tons, one of the
ing in, but not without our cooperation over are shot and skinned. Buffalo hunt- outcrop of rocks three hundred miles
with the Lord, for every day we were on ing can be both exciting and dangerous. north known as the Devil's Marbles.
the job from early morning till late at A horseman gallops in among the fleeing It is reported that this was done to as-
night. In four weeks orders were received herd and with a .303 rifle shoots the sure the natives that he would not es-
to the value of £2,571, approximately half bulls through the back, disabling them, cape. The Alice is in the center of the
of which was cash business. the skinning crew following and finishing most colorful range in Australia, the
We found the colored people and the them off. It's a gruesome, risky business. chasms, gaps, and valleys of which are
Australian-born Chinese particularly in- On one occasion a horseman galloped the delight of the photographer.
terested in our health work. We felt that after a buffalo and just as he fired, his In order to reach our respective homes
among the colored people there was a horse stumbled and fell. He was not by the next Sabbath it would be necessary
real opportunity for presenting our mes- seriously hurt, nor was the buffalo, and for us to travel at night, so at ten o'clock
sage. They offer a great challenge to us, as the man picked himself up he turned Monday night we left Alice Springs to
particularly as no spiritual work is being to face a charging bull, only a few feet travel the rough road south to Kingoonya.
done for this large community of edu- away. He shot him through the brain The Redex trial cars had torn the road
cated, intelligent, impressionable, and cool, precise work, for a buffalo has a up, but all went well till two-thirty
friendly people. very small brain. in the morning when the brakes failed. A
Jimmy Nipper, a bearded, full- Leaving Darwin on the highway to hole rubbed through the oil line had to
blooded aboriginal, posed for his photo- Alice Springs, which is paved the full be soldered by firelight and flashlight.
graph, then I inquired his age. He looked length of nearly one thousand miles, we Just at daylight we were on our way
thoughtful and then slowly said, "Forty, drove to Bachelor, the township for the again to travel only a few miles before
fifty, sixty, seventy ninety!" But he Rum Jungle Uranium Mine, which has the rear axle broke. By nine o'clock this
didn't look more than sixty at the most. brought new life and activity to the was replaced with a spare one we carried
After leaving the wintry blasts of Mel- Northern Territory. Hundreds of people and all was smooth sailing till five o'clock,
bourne it seemed unreal to be moving are working on this project. Various other when this axle gave out and we were
around in shirt sleeves, and even then feel- finds have been made in this northern really in the middle of a fix, hundreds of
ing too hot but it was surely a delight- area, and hopes of big things are running miles from a garage and no way of get-
ful change. During most of the year the high. ting a new axle.
climate is warm and very pleasant, but it Two hundred and fifty miles south we We carefully checked our position on
is hot and humid during the wet season, came to Katherine, a scattered town of the map and decided to walk to the Gran-
which comes between November and some five hundred people, easygoing and ite Downs Station homestead, which we
April. Tropical fruits grow plentifully unconcerned in its isolation. Just south estimated to be eight or ten miles away.
around the Darwin area, especially pa- of here we passed the grave of the Mal- Leaving one with the car, two of us
paws, bananas, and mangoes. uka, owner of the Elsey Station, made set out across the bush, carrying a water
While in Darwin we met a man who famous through the book We of the bag, some biscuits, and a flashlight. We
at one time spent four years studying Never Never, written by his wife, Mrs. would have to hurry because it would be
medicine and who claims to have dis- Aeneas Gunn. The Northern Territory dark soon, and our position was uncer-
covered a cure for rheumatism and arthri- Forces have enclosed the spot and erected tain; we could easily get lost and have to
tis. His cure is extracted from a tree, a memorial gateway. Other characters of spend the night in the bush.
and he says it is not a drug. He and his the book are buried in this same enclosure. It was a long tramp, but providentially
wife think very highly of Seventh-day The heat played havoc with our old we took the right direction and walked
Adventists, and he expressed himself as tires, and we crawled into Tennant Creek almost directly to the station, arriving
eager to help our medical work in a big to spend the Sabbath at a tin hut near after nightfall. The manager was very
way his way. a bore head, a few miles from the town. helpful. He had a welding plant perhaps
In a business firm of three Chinese This is an extremely hot place, but its the only one between Alice Springs and
brothers, one sat down and wrote out salvation is the strong winds that blow Kingoonya and he gave us the use of
the firm's check in payment for three almost continuously. Gold mining largely To page 23
16 THE YOUTH'S INSTRUCTOR
"Such as I have give I thee" A dying world awaits the
bbath Schoo kindly ministrations of a generation of Advent youth just as the
lame man at the Beautiful gate awaited whatever it was Peter
and John could to for him.
Kindly ministrations, yes, but more than that. They must be
L fa $ 0 N ready ministrations, too. Peter and John had no time, nor could
they take time to go to the spiritual stock room for supplies.
The answer had to be as simple as "Yes," or "No."
Prepared for Publication by the General Conference Sabbath School Department The man asked for alms. But they had no alms. They had
instead something better, and something the poor man needed
far more than money.
They had been with Jesus, and more important, they had
The first Healing something of Jesus to impart to the suffering suppliant.
If we will give to the dying world around us not what it
wants but what it needs, we will be much with Jesus, so that
when the entreaty comes to us individually (and it will be sure
LESSON FOR APRIL 20 to come at the most unexpected and unlikely time and place)
we will be ready to give the help needed on the spot.
LESSON SCRIPTURE: Acts 3. "Desired a murderer." You would not prefer a murderer to
Christ, of course, as the Jews chose Barabbas. But how often is
MEMORY GEM: "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that Christ pushed aside for someone else, or for a book, or a game,
your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing or a hundred other things.
shall come from the presence of the Lord" (Acts 3:19). Check the choices of the past week against this consideration
OUTSIDE READING: The Acts of the Apostles, pp. 57-62. and be reminded of how easy it is to leave Christ behind when we
make our plans.
Inspiration "Through ignorance ye did it." It is not much of an excuse.
Actually, no better than no excuse at all. For the choice these
"The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God people made in ignorance against Jesus meant rejection of
of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered Christ's mission by His chosen people. Those who took the
up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was step in ignorance arrived at exactly the same conclusion as those
determined to let him go. But ye denied the Holy One and who understood what they were doing. They were successful in
the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you; and strengthening the hands of those who willfully rejected Jesus,
killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; and thus rounded out the evil confederacy.
whereof we are witnesses. And his name through faith in his
name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: Quizangles
yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect 1. What was it the lame man asked and expected of Peter
soundness in the presence of you all. And now, brethren, I wot
that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers. But and John ? ______________________________
those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all
his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled. Re- 2. Were Peter and John prepared for this challenge? ______
pent ye therefore and be converted, that your sins may be 3. Did they take any glory to themselves for the ensuing
blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the
presence of the Lord; and he shall send Jesus Christ, which before miracle? ________________________________
was preached unto you: whom the heaven must receive until 4. Whom did the man praise? _______________
the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by
the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began" (Acts
Spirit of Prophecy
"I saw that none could share the 'refreshing' unless they ob-
tain the victory over every besetment, over pride, selfishness,
love of the world, and over every wrong word and action. We
should, therefore, be drawing nearer and nearer to the Lord and By LOUISE TENSEN JOHNSON
be earnestly seeking that preparation necessary to enable us to
stand in the battle in the day of the Lord. Let all remember
that God is holy and that none but holy beings can ever dwell SPENT most of the day preparing a bluebird house.
in His presence." Early Writings, p. 71. The door had to be just right approximately one
"If we would escape having a sickly experience, we must begin and one-half inches in diameter. Bluebirds are rather
in earnest without delay to work out our own salvation with particular about that. I worked diligently. Finally I
fear and trembling. There are many who give no decided evi- had it fastened securely to a pole.
dence that they are true to their baptismal vows. Their zeal is Retiring that night, I said, "Lord, please send me a pair
chilled by formality, worldly ambition, pride, and love of self. of bluebirds to inhabit my house."
Occasionally their feelings are stirred, but they do not fall on The next morning on awaking, there they were, busily
the Rock, Christ Jesus. They do not come to God with hearts carrying straw for their home.
that are broken in repentance and confession. Those who ex- I felt thankful.
perience the work of true conversion in their hearts will reveal How did the birds find that home so quickly?
the fruits of the Spirit in their lives. Oh, that those who have Surely God watches over them, directing them in all their
so little spiritual life would realize that eternal life can be ways, too.
granted only to those who become partakers of the divine nature, The Builder of heavenly mansions is preparing a home
and escape the corruption that is in the world through lust!" for me.
Testimonies, vol. 9, p. 155. Will I be there to claim it?
APRIL 9, 1957 17
5. How did he show his appreciation to Peter and John? 11. Of whom and what were these people the children?
6. Who was it that killed the Prince of life? .._—„..-_________—._ 12. What two reasons did Peter give for Jesus having been
7. Why did they do it? -_._„„.„.„__.____..._—__.____......__._ raised from the dead? _________„_____„„__„_„—________
8. Was there any hope for them after this? _.___~-—_.„„——
NEXT WEEK, April 27, lesson title: "The First Per-
9. What is the first step Peter called on them to take?————- secution." Scripture Reference: Acts 4:1-33. Memory
Gem: Acts 4:12. Outside Reading: The Acts of the
10. How many of the prophets did Peter say had foretold
Apostles, pp. 62-69.
of these days? —————————————........................—~
By JANE WOELKERS
(D ANY times we stand and
gaze spellbound at the
_. moon as it makes its grace
ful journey across the
dark blue sky. Looking at the ruler of the
night, do we become too absorbed in its
as one minute of his employer's time, or
who keeps his eyes on his own paper dur
ing an examination, arouses the curiosity
of those about him. Many have come to
Christ because someone lived a Christ-
centered life. People are attracted to those
beauty to read the message it has for us? they can trust. They see us, and then in
From its shining silvery light to its in our actions they see Christ.
fluence upon the tides, from its orbit to We know an eclipse occurs when the
its eclipse, the moon sends silent messages moon passes into the earth's shadow, plac
for us to read. ing the earth between the sun and moon,
We are taught in school about the thereby preventing the sun's light from
moon reflecting sunlight, it having no reaching the moon. The round disk shape
light of its own. We could say its light is of the moon can be seen—we know it is
borrowed sunlight. A Christian's light is there—but we cannot see its light.
also borrowed; borrowed from the Son When the world of some selfish desire
of God. Anything borrowed should be re comes between the Christian and the Son
turned, and generally with interest. Since of God, there is an eclipse. When we fall
our light is borrowed it will reflect, we someone knows it. We are there, people
hope with interest paid on the principle, see us, but we lose our beauty—we give
in the form of many persons redeemed. no light. If we find our way out of the
As we watch the moon continue its voy world's shadow, our light will shine again,
age across the sky and see its different and like the moon, be more beautiful
phases, we realize that it faithfully fol after the eclipse than before. This beauty
lows a God-directed course without fal comes as a result of a strengthening of
tering or straying from its appointed way. faith in God.
So dependable is it that man makes time One October night I rode my palomino
from it and counts seasons from it. gelding up the side of a hill. I didn't know
The Christian's orbit is the path of his the trail too well and depended on the
daily travel to his place of business, work, full moon to light the way. It grew
or school, and to his place of play and dark. I looked at the moon and saw a
relaxation. But the Christian, being hu dark cloud passing before it. How disap
man and a free moral agent and subject seems to pull the earth away from the pointed, lonely, and frightened I felt be
to the temptations of the devil, does not waters on the other side so that the water cause I could not see the trail!
always follow the path God would like is raised there also, but not as much as on When our Christ light is hidden behind
him to follow. But if we place ourselves the side nearer the moon. the dark cloud of faithlessness and dis
under Christ's divine will, we also can Like the moon's influence on tides the obedience we cannot be of any help to
be unfaltering and dependable like that Christian has influence upon people. anyone, we cannot show them the way to
silvery disk He created. Scripturally, waters represent people. The a Christian life. We must be a disappoint
In science we have become acquainted tide is the rising and falling of the waters ment both to them and to Christ, for they
with the fact that the tides are caused by of the seas. Let's change a few words to can come to Him only if someone points
the attraction that the sun and moon ex make this definition fit the Christian: the way.
ert over the waters of the earth. The parts "The rising and falling of the people of The moon's message to us is Christ's
of the waters directly beneath the moon the earth." By our good tidings we can message, "Let your light so shine before
are drawn out toward it, like steel being bring comfort and happiness to others. men, that they may see your good works,
attracted by a magnet. At the same time Someone who is so completely honest and glorify your Father which is in
the bulk of the earth is attracted and that he refuses to cheat in things so small heaven."
IS* THE YOUTH'S INSTRUCTOR
the sea. Like all beginners I carried home
many small, beach-worn shells that were
colorful and attractive when left wet by
the receding tide, but that were dull and
colorless when dry. I began to realize I
had much to learn about shelling.
The local library's shell books were
much too scientific, but I did obtain some
helpful information about how to find
live shells, which, I learned, would re
main colorful when dry. We were not
living very near the rocky areas where
we should be most likely to find the
SHELLS: By Edna L. Meyer live shells.
There is one thing about a good col
lector: when he really becomes enthusi
astic about his hobby he wants to in
It was such a little shell that introduced me delicate shell was fed years later while terest others. Two couples we met about
to a chapter of God's other book. I was I was visiting in the home of an elderly this time had shelled in Florida and one
then just a child. My mother had taught couple who had collected many attrac also shelled in Mexico on the Gulf of
me, more by observing her interest than in tive shells while on a Florida vacation. California shores. All we learned from
actual instruction, to enjoy I think my hostess observed my frequent these friends gave a helpful boost to our
SHELLS the books about flowers and glances toward the large china cupboard, growing interest.
trees. She loved the wild the glass sides, doors, and shelves of Experience, too, is a good teacher. The
flowers of meadows and hills and neigh which allowed an unobstructed view of more I look for shells the more I learn
boring woods. the shells so neatly arranged within. "I about their living habits, making it pos
When the first touch of Jack Frost don't want to bore you with our shells," sible to know just how to look for the
set the Wisconsin trees on fire with flam she ventured, "but we are always happy various species. Certain shells require cer
ing colors, their beauty was rivaled only to show them to interested friends." Lit tain living conditions, for all do not re
by autumn's gorgeous sunsets. Later in tle did she realize just how fascinated I quire the same amount of air or eat the
the fall, when every gully and ravine was was. same kind of food. Information from re
piled high with fallen leaves, together I had always lived inland and far from liable sources is helpful if you are to have
we would shuffle through them and oc large bodies of water, so when en route good success in collecting.
casionally bury each other under them to California in 1945 in search of a new As our collection has grown by our
just to send them flying in all directions home, my husband and I took the coast own efforts and by exchanging with col
as we jumped to our feet. route, and my hopes of finding some lectors of other areas, I am amazed at
Now this little shell that my aunt held shells grew with the miles. Not knowing the countless forms, colors, and intri
out to me in a small box was unfolding how to look for them, I passed by the cate details of these shell homes. Of no
the secrets of another chapter of God's places where I might have found some less interest is the study of the sea crea
other book. live shells, and the few I found on the tures that made them. Surely David was
"A chambered nautilus," she com sand were broken and unattractive. I inspired to record in Psalm 104:24, 25:
mented, "rarely found unbroken on a did not know that the high tides of "O Lord, how manifold are thy works!
beach because it is so fragile. Buffeting summer, tourists, and beachcombers com in wisdom hast thou made them all. . . .
by heavy surf on rocky beaches usually bined to make shelling rather unreward So is this great and wide sea, wherein
results in the breaking of all delicate ing. are things . . . innumerable, both small
shells." Then observing my interest, she We located at Oceanside, California, and great beasts." God made them for
added, "I will name it yours in my will." just eight blocks from the beach, and I His pleasure and He is graciously shar
The spark of interest created by that lost no time in getting acquainted with ing them with us.
Baseball Showdown "Yes, I know that, but where have we All the Way
From page 13 They heard Eddy close the door that From page 8
"How'd you do, son?" joined his bedroom to the bathroom. "Trouble? Why, I'm sorry. Is there
"Not too bad, I guess. Tomorrow de "I can't think that we have failed," Mr. anything I can do?"
cides it, though." Walton continued. "Eddy will just have "No, I guess not."
His father said no more. He and his to find out for himself, and then he will "Not pining over some boy friend are
wife had given their counsel. Now their see his mistake." you?"
son must make the decision. The buzz of Eddy's electric razor an "Oh, no! You know I'm not," Lohanna
Sabbath morning all the Waltons scur nounced continuing progress in prepara laughed. "The boys don't mean a thing
ried about getting the chores finished. tion for—the baseball field? to me."
There was little conversation while milk Silence filled the kitchen. Eddy did not "Sad thing, and you so pretty."
ing, and there was less at breakfast. The need much time to shave. The bathroom Lohanna blushed.
clock said eight o'clock. Eddy pushed door reopened and his parents heard the "Look, I don't want to pry. But it is
away from the table and went to his dresser drawer slide open and shut. He obvious that something is wrong. Can't
bedroom. The parents heard one shoe hit was putting away his razor. you tell me? I'd like to help you if I
the floor, then the other. Mr. Walton's The door of their son's room opened could."
eyes met those of his wife. She looked and out he came. The girl turned away, but he saw the
concerned. "I don't know about you folks, but I'm tremble of her chin. "Look here, young
"Now, Mother, this is Eddy's choice going to be on time for church," he called lady, no need to try to handle it alone.
and we cannot make it for him." with a radiant face. Sit down here and tell me about it."
APRIL 9, 1957 19
Lohanna brushed a tear away and sat cousin's house. Going in, she stopped in
down. "You won't understand." the kitchen to get a drink, then went to
"I can try, can't I?" her room to put her things away. As she
"Well, I'll tell you then." Lohanna put her blouse on a hanger she heard
looked at her trim little shoes all the time someone come up the walk, and pres
she was talking, and she rushed through ently there was talking in the hall. The
it all very fast. It was a relief to tell it, door of her room opened suddenly, and
even if he didn't understand. When she her mother walked in.
finished she waited without daring to There was no exchange of greeting at
look up. all, and the coldness of it shocked her.
But her teacher didn't say a thing. The "Pack up, Lohanna, and get your
moments ticked by painfully, and Lo things out into the car!"
hanna felt hot and cold by turns. Finally "Pack up? All my things! Why?"
she looked up. "You know why."
Her heart literally turned over. Profes "But, Mother, I don't. What has hap
sor Galoway was staring at her, his face pened ?"
as pale as death and seemingly immobile. "What indeed! Lohanna, we sent you
Then he tried to speak, but his voice here to get an education, not to get mixed
wouldn't come. He tried again, and said up with some silly young preacher and
in a hoarse, barely audible voice, "Lo his new-fangled ideas. We expect you to
hanna, I do understand, because——" be respectable, and I'll take you home
There he paused, overcome. until you get this foolishness out of your
She sat there, wonder-struck and head."
frightened. She had been through so "But Mother——"
much recently, and now this. It left her "Hush. I don't want to hear any of it.
emotions swirling. Her eyes dimmed, and Pack up and do it quickly!"
her lips moved in sympathy with her She dared not disobey, and in a daze
teacher's efforts to speak again. she began to gather up her things. She
Finally he continued. "I understand, got her blouse and put it back on. She
better than you can know, Lohanna. You pulled out her suitcases, and put in her
see—I used to be an Adventist!" things one by one, her mind unable to
"You, you used to be," faltered the function at all.
startled girl. As gently as she said it, he She put her things into the car, then
read condemnation in it. He turned away went back and looked about. Her eyes
For Senior and a moment, shame burning in his heart. It spied her Bible on the window sill. Pick
was hard to turn around again and face ing it up, she felt for a moment that faint-
Junior Societies the honest, reproachful candor of her ness would overcome her. She prayed
blue eyes, but finally he did. desperately.
"Lohanna, I have just one thing to say. Her mother came in. "Well, are you
GOOD MEETINGS No matter what the cost, don't ever give it
up. As one that did give up, what more
"Yes." Gathering her courage she
could I say to you?"
GOOD PLANS "But, but can't you, won't you—I
added, "Mother, could I just go and say
Sensing submission and acceptance in
GOOD ACTIVITIES "No," he broke in. "It can't be for me this meek request, her mother told her to
now. Perhaps someday. But in the mean go, but to hurry.
time I want to help you all I can."
Lohanna needed no second bidding, but
Disturbed, but grateful even so, she fairly ran through the streets. Would they
rose and gathered up her books. "I must still be gone? She knocked on the door
THE go, but thank you so much. I'm glad I loudly. Someone answered, and she could
have found one friend."
MV Program Kit
have wept with relief.
"I'm glad to be your friend, Lohanna, Pastor Wilson was still out, but the
and I want to see you stick by your reso elderly couple gladly heard her story, and
lutions." He smiled and raised his hand when she finished they just stood there a
in kindly salute as she left. moment in shocked silence. Then motion
will help you hit the mark Time went by, and the date of her ing her in, they closed the door, fell on
baptism was just one week away. An un their knees, and prayed.
for a better MV society. fortunate encounter with her cousin had Moments later when Lohanna left she
forced her to admit her intentions. An hugged them both and thanked them, and
$1.50 a year; club of 5 or more, other urgent message went home. "Better turned to hurry away.
come at once. Lohanna is dead serious
$1.35 each. Add lOc each in "Lohanna," came their parting ques
and clear out of her head. I can't do a
Canada, 20c overseas. tion, "suppose they never let you come
thing with her."
Lohanna's kind, tactful, much-prayed-
Published by the "Then I'll be an Adventist at home.
over letter was mailed the same day, and
SOUTHERN PUBLISHING Pray for me please, won't you? I'll need
the next few days became tense with
it—so much." Tears were getting too
ASSOCIATION hopeful, fearful waiting.
close, so waving quickly she turned and
Lohanna stopped by Thursday after
Nashville 8, Tennessee hurried away.
noon to tell Pastor Wilson the most re
cent state of things, but no one was home. This is the second installment of a three-part serial.
Disappointed, she hurried on to her Part 3 will appear next week.
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22 THE YOUTH'S INSTRUCTOR
Into Australia's Frontier a Bible reading with them during the day,
and then they invited in some friends and BELIEVE IT OR NOT
From page 16 asked us to return in the evening for a
singsong of good old gospel hymns. They but there are no bars, saloons,
the station truck, rolled in a drum of declared that our visit was "like an oasis cocktail lounges, or night
water, and sent us back to our car with in a desert." Who knows to what this con clubs in Russia. The only
instructions to bring the axle over next tact may lead? place where a man can secure
morning. It had to be taken nearly forty To avoid the risk of breaking down a drink is in a bona fide res-
miles out on the station to where the weld again on the bad roads between Oodna taurant in connection with a
ing plant was being used, so it was Fri datta and Marree, a distance of three hun meal. Cafes are not allowed
day morning before we were roadworthy dred miles, we put the car on the train, to sell alcoholic beverages.
again. going ourselves by the "Gan," which is Neither are alcoholic bev-
We turned off the Kingoonya road and the local term for the Commonwealth erages advertised on TV, over
drove into Oodnadatta, 150 miles east, to train from Alice Springs to Port Augusta, the radio, or on signs and
wait for a new axle to come from Ade so named in memory of the Afghans billboards.
laide. That Sabbath we camped by a who ran supplies in by camel train be Lenin did not smoke or
water hole in the Neales River four miles fore the railway was put through. At Mar drink, and no one dared to
from Oodnadatta, which by the way, is ree, just a little township, we found a smoke in his presence. He had
one of earth's most desolate places, just a keen interest in our work and left many a "No Smoking" sign in his
small place in a desert. The axle did not books. One section of the town is the office.
come till Monday morning, so Sunday Afghan community—remnants of the W. A. SCHARFFENBERG
we canvassed the town. In isolated areas camel-train days.
Sunday is one of the best days for can The road was good from here for the
vassing, as the men are home and folks final four-hundred-mile run to Adelaide,
are not too busy to sit down and talk. which we reached safely without further duction of 'meat' substitutes in which
There is an Australian Inland Mission mishap. We had left a trail of literature wheat gluten containing 60 to 80% pro
Hospital in Oodnadatta, and we found for two thousand miles through some of tein has been used. While the process of
the two nursing sisters in charge fine the inland's great open spaces, and had manufacture is not generally known, the
Christian young women. They refused also opened up the way for a yearly visit wet or reconstituted wet gluten is de
to join in the worldly practices of the com of a colporteur-evangelist prepared to natured by heating in water. It is then
munity as their predecessors had done, brave privation and hardship in return sliced or ground and combined with
and consequently were unpopular with for the appreciation of hundreds of other products, such as specially prepared
most of the people. They had gone out warmhearted but spiritually and physi yeast proteins and vegetable flavoring
because they planned to become overseas cally needy people. materials, to produce an edible product
missionaries and thought the outback
having something of the characteristic of
experience for two years would be a good soft-tissued meats. The palatability of
training ground. But they were so dis such products necessarily varies with the
appointed with the materialistic outlook What Vegetable Protein
formula and skill of the manufacturers. If
of the church and that which was expected Can We Use? properly formulated, they are highly
of them, that they decided one year was
From page 14 nutritious." *
all they could conscientiously stay. They
Some workers in the field of nutrition
sent in their resignations in order to from diseased animals." 3 With the in
return to Brisbane and put in two years at are advocating that proteins and carbo
creased possibility of milk contamination hydrates not be used in the same meal.
a church college in preparation for over by disease, poor handling, and the use of
seas mission work. We had prayer and Many students have asked questions con
hormones and antibiotics, we feel the cerning this. As we look over the com
Lord has been very gracious to furnish position of food we find many of our
us with a replacement food such as soy vegetable foods containing both protein
milk. and starch. If our Creator intended that
All types of seeds have a good protein they be used separately, would He have
content. Our most popular ones in this put them together in so many foods?
class are sunflower and sesame seeds. The "God has furnished man with abun
use of both of these has increased con dant means for the gratification of natural
siderably in the last few years. They are appetite. He has spread before him, in
used equally well in baking, confections, the products of the earth, a bountiful
The department of education of the butters and spreads, and in other protein variety of food that is palatable to the
West Michigan Conference, under dishes. taste and nutritious to the system. Of
J. G. Lamson, published in 1904
a study manual for young people's Cereals are such an important item in these our benevolent heavenly Father says
workers. It contained this pledge, the diet that they will be handled in a that we may 'freely eat.' " 5
which preceded our current MV Le- separate article. Let's follow God's program of using a
gion of Honor by about fifty years: Just a word about the commercial vege
wide variety of vegetable proteins, that
"I solemnly promise in the power of table protein foods on the market today.
we might enjoy His blessings.
God, I Many of them contain gluten, the pro
"Dress to please Jesus. tein found in wheat after the starch has Next Wee\: Ways to Serve Vegetable
Read to please Jesus. been washed out. Gluten makes its con Protein Foods.
Eat to please Jesus. tribution to the over-all protein intake.
Sing to please Jesus
Talk to please Jesus. However, used by itself as the sole source 1 Journal of Niitrilion, Aug. 10, 1955, p. 491.
2 American Fruit Growers Magazine, Western edition.
of protein, it is inadequate. This is also May, 1954, p. 11.
"God helping me, I will true of many other foods. 3 Page 154.
"Study my Bible every day. "Wheat gluten—while not widely avail 4 L. M. Thomas, "The Chemistry and Technology of
Food and Food Products, Proteins and Amino Acids of
Talk with Jesus every day. able, has found limited use in a large Pood Product* (Interscicncc Publishers, Inc., N.Y., 1951),
Work for others every day." vol. 1, p. 139.
number of products. In recent years there B Ellen G. White, Testimonies for the Church, vol. 3,
has been considerable interest in the pro- p. 50.
APRIL 9, 1957 23
^ THE use of aircraft by farmers and ranch *" THERE are now well over 100 million tele
ers has added $3 billion yearly to their in phones in service around the world—twice as
come. many as there were ten years ago.
*" PLANNED for next year is a "Who's Who" *" THE first cross-country air-mail flight in
for women only, to include 15,000 to 20,000 1921 took an elapsed time of 33 hours. The
listings. same flight today regularly takes about eight
^ LAST year train arrivals and departures
from one station—the Pennsylvania in New *" CROSSED eyes are not straightened by nat
York City—totaled 66,257,877 persons. ural development; and the condition, rarely
noticed before a child is 18 months old, should
*" PHILADELPHIA'S blue laws became less blue be given proper treatment as soon as it is
early this year when the mayor decided that noticed, regardless of the child's age.
concerts and convention hall shows would be
permitted on Sundays after 1:00 P.M. m" LAST year's sales of nearly $2 million by
^ STUFFED toys are sold in the U.S. at a rate the Philatelic Agency of the U.S. Post Office
of $100 million worth a year, with a booming Department indicate a new high in public in
new market among teen-agers and young terest in stamp collecting, according to the
adults, especially on the distaff side.
** U.S. ARMY engineers have developed for *" THREE hundred fifty teen-age delegates to
use in extremely cold climates a face shield a meeting of the New York State Christian
that is weatherproof and will not cloud up U.S. ARMY SIGNAL CORPS Youth Council voted unanimous opposition to
with moisture because of its two-layer con bingo even for church or charitable purposes.
struction of transparent plastic. The issue is slated to come up at the polls
^ A PROGRAM to reduce the rate of recurrence in November.
^ CONCENTRATED in 12 countries in Southern of cancer following its radical removal by sur
and Southeastern Asia are 660 million people, gery, recently announced by the American ^ REPORTS of identical fingerprints from dif
more than a fourth of the world's popula Cancer Society, is aimed at eliminating the ferent persons have all been disproved by the
tion, and beneficiaries of the international possibility of cancer cells spilling into the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which since
Colombo Plan "to help the Asians help blood stream during an operation. Experi 1924 has filed 143 million sets of fingerprints.
themselves." ments on animals indicate that the program Even identical twins, the Bureau says, can be
may be able to reduce the rate of recurrence distinguished by their differing prints.
^ FOR- the celebration this year of the 350th by as much as 80 per cent.
anniversary of the settlement of Jamestown, ^ ALASKA'S mineral-rich soil has yielded
duplicates have been constructed of the 100- ^ "JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT" is a national move more than one billion dollars' worth of gold,
ton Susan Constant, the 40-ton Godspeed, and ment with centers in 175 cities to assist high- copper, silver, coal, lead, tin, platinum, and
the 20-ton Discovery, the three ships that school-age boys and girls in a business world mercury, reports the National Geographic
brought the first English settlers in 1607. of their own. Ten to fifteen young people get Society. Its gold alone continues to bring
together to form a company, and sell stock more than $8 million a year, exceeding the
^ HIGHWAYS in the U.S. will be rid of com at 50 cents a share. Adult advisers give coun 1867 purchase price of Alaska.
mercial signs if Senator Richard L. Neuberger, sel on organization, production, management,
of Oregon, has his way. He has introduced ^ PREFABRICATED plastic shelters for the back
and sales. yards of suburban homes have been proposed
legislation that calls for "the control and limi
tation of billboards within 500 feet of the ^ AN unidentified pilot is credited with sav by a civil defense expert as a means of pro
right-of-way on each side of interstate roads." ing the lives of four people asleep in a burn tecting families against possible atomic attack.
ing house one night a few weeks ago in It is estimated that the shelters, which would
^ HYPOTHERMIA, or artificial hibernation, is Georgia. The roar of the plane flying over the resemble a bottle with an upturned neck,
used for certain heart operations. The patient's house almost at the level of the chimney awak could be mass produced and installed for
body is cooled to reduce its rate of metabolism ened one of the occupants who looked for about $400 each.
and its need for oxygen, permitting interrup the plane and noticed the glow of the blaz
tion of the heart's blood circulation for up to "" TEN nations will cooperate in a survey of
ing roof. uncharted sections of the North Atlantic Gulf
nine minutes while it is opened for repair.
*" THORIUM, the key element in gas mantles, Stream during the International Geophysical
^ CLINICAL tests are now under way to meas faded into obscurity when electricity ended Year beginning July 1. The beginning of the
ure the effectiveness of a new antibiotic, the gaslight era, but now nuclear research has Gulf Stream between the Bahamas and the
streptovaricin, which in test-tube and animal thrust this rare earthen metal into a new role Bermudas is well known to oceanographers,
experiments appears to be 10 to 100 times as as a "fertile" material converted into Uranium and so is the northeastern "tail" near Britain;
active as some of the drugs now used to com 233 in power reactors. but little is known about the central part of
bat tuberculosis. Results of preliminary stud the current in the mid-Atlantic.
ies, however, have not been dramatic. *" A MOBILE steel tower designed for servic
ing guided missiles in firing position is ten "" EXPERIMENTS are in progress with traffic
*' ALL life on earth seems to be tied to the stories high, weighs 170 tons, costs $750,000, lights, electric shocks, and even "Venetian
process of photosynthesis, by which plants are and can be shipped dismantled in 14 freight blinds" to keep young salmon out of hydro
able to transform water and carbon dioxide cars. electric turbines of the great dams near the
taken from the air into carbohydrates—the Pacific Coast. One of the most promising
basic food. There is no other source of phys m' STACKED straight up, a billion silver dol techniques puts a pulsating field of direct
ical nourishment; any nutritional value in lars would reach 1,500 miles high. Invested electric current across the stream. The fish,
animal products is derived from plants the at a modest 3 per cent interest per year, the which find it unpleasant, can thus be nudged
animals eat. daily income would be $82,910. toward a safe path over the dam.
"" A SYNTHETIC substance named borazon, "" THE U.S. Post Office Department expects "" THE golden hamster, a small rodent that
produced through application of pressure up to handle about one and one-half billion pieces normally hibernates during the winter, is the
to a million pounds per square inch and heat of air mail during the current fiscal year. subject of current experiments involving in
of 3,000° Fahrenheit, is claimed to be almost duced hibernation in a room with a constant
as hard as the diamond. It is a compound of "" MORE than half the U.S. labor force pro temperature of 41° Fahrenheit. Tests show
boron and nitrogen and changes its crystal duces and sells goods entirely unknown 50 that in such an environment the animal's tem
line form to that of a cube, similar to the years ago. perature remains about one degree higher
crystalline form of a diamond. Whereas the *" THERE were about half as many cases of than the air around it, the heartbeat slows
diamond burns up at 1,600° Fahrenheit, bora poliomyelitis in the U.S. in 1956 as in 1955. to eight or nine beats a minute, the blood
zon is able to withstand temperatures of more pressure is very low, and respiration is ir
than 3,500°. "" TIN cans are about 1 /200th tin. regular with less than ten breaths per minute.