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Union recorder. (Milledgeville, Ga.) 1886-current, November 22, 1928, Image 1

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Appreciation^ Week Section Edited By Neile Womack Hines 8 XX mon NUMBER XC1X MiUedgeville, G»., November 22, 1928 Consolidated in 1872 Baldwin County Federation Sponsors Appreciation Week Officers Federation. Organized and Federated in 1918 PRESIDENT—Mrs. E. R. Hines, Vice-President—Mis* Sophie Richardson, Secretary and Treasurer—Mrs. Frank Watson. ORGANIZATIONS WHICH MAKE UP THE FEDERATION—Music Club—President—Miss Fannie Virginia McClure. D. A. R.—Regent—Mrs. Yarbrough—U. C. C.—President—Mrs. R. B. Moore,—W. C. T. U.—Pres. Mrs./J. T. Stewart PTA. Pres. Mrs. R. B. Moore, Amer. Legion Aux. President, Mrs. Salter, Woodrow Wilson Sendee Star Legion, Mm C. L. Moore, Association of University Women, President — Mim L. A. G. Burfitt, Schools of County members of Federation—Midway. Cooperville, Union Point, Meriwether, Block Springs, Salem, Union Hill, Scottsboro, Hopewell, and Baldwin Primary. Judge J. B. Park, Greensboro Commends Appreciation Week JUDGE PARK THINKS THE IDEA WORTHY OF BEING CELE BRATION WORLD WIDE. It affords me pleasure to comply with a request to write a short article on the subject of Appreciation Week, which will be celebrated this month. This splendid idea is a noble expert-1 meat and I trust will be placed in | operation, not only in Georgia, but throughout the United States. We j should make it a universal custom to j take one week out of fifty-two in each year to count our blessings. If J we would do this it would redound to our happiness, contentment and prosperity. To holler “wolf” all the time will , end in bringing him to our doors, ns we were wifely taught in our school j days. Pessimism gets u** nownerc. j and the only remedy against misfor- j tune is, “To take up arms against a vea of troubles and, by opposing, end them.” • • • • ‘Each of us should be trankful that we live in n Christian country, surrounded by churches and places to worship our Creator accor ding to the dictates of our own con science and under our own vine and fig tree. Religious liberty is one f the corner h*.ones of this great re public, and th immrtal Virginian, Thomas Jeffers >n, who did so much m the formatio i of this government, is due the cred.t of incorporating this principle in our constitution. He knew many immigrated to America to escape religious prosecu tion and persecution, and he endeav ored to make this evil foreign to the new world. Our churches and their loyalty to this great doctrine are en titled, in a large mea*iure, to credit for the phOnominnl growth and stab ility of this republic. I recognize the great obligations we are under to the religious people. The continuance ' enign influences and teaching of our «»f our huppiness and contentment de pends to a great extent on the Chris- tain citizens of America, and we should be thankful that we live “in the land of the free and the home of the heave." We should also be thankful that our Htate governments are so vitally interested in the educa- ’ ion of the boys and girls ot <ur coun try and should appreciate our col leges and schools, that are intended to lead out of each individual child the inherent elements they possess »nd to instill in them the electric ■••park of .adding to the betterment «nd material prosperity of the hu- I am heartily in favor of educat ing the boys and girls of Georgia so 'hat we can still in fact as much as in name point to it as the “Empire fctite o? the South.” The money dis bursed in education will be like !, road cast upon the waters; it will " turn in many days with increased interest. 'Ve also ought to be thankful that t'* public are taking more inter- * ~t in the health of our citizen* than *‘t any other period in our history. " c should work for the development ' f "ur bodies as well as our minds. °"e is an integral part of the other, and, except in some cases, in order tn have a vigorous and intelligent it is necessary to have a strong body. This j 5 reason I favor col- •‘■Kt* and school sports within a reas onable an( j W ell-balanced degree. 1 attribute my good health, in great measure, to the active exercise taken ln m y school days. I was born and reared on the Ocoaee river, and could easi, y **-im * mite without rest or . JHHN Governor Hardman Endorses Appreciation Week — touching land. “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." Exer cise and conforming to the rules of health a* to diet and drinking make strong and healthy women and men. As to the subject of “Home” set apart in the program of Appreciation Week, it would take volumes to cor rectly set forth its merits. This should he the dearest spo on earth to all, and especially to the married men and women throughout the Unit- blessed with a pleasant home should return thanks to th.* Lord at all times. One reason that we have so young men and girls at the, present time, in my opinion, can he traced to the fireside, where the environment* were no. what they should have been. As to any individual blessings that we enjoy, we should give thanks and appreciation to our Creator for these favor . Many go through the walks of life lame, blind and otherwise af flicted and from all appearance- are happier than the able-bodied. If we are blessed with good health and comforts of life there is no reason why we should not be thankful and appreciative. While times may be abnormal, yet the present genera tion spend* more money by the thous ands than did our fa.hers. The money that is expended on the useless things in this cour.tr>' runs into the millions. While the boll weevil and deflation have played havoc with our finances, yet when we look around us it is astonishing how v.e navigate as well as we do. I do not believe in being miserly but every one should live within his income. By doing thi«, instead of being pessimistic, he will he optimistic. The advice of Burns in the “Epistle to a Young Friend" is very appropriate to quote in this connection, to-wit: "To catch dame Fortune’s golder Assiduous wait upon her; That’s justified by honour; And gather gear by every wile Not to hide it in a hedge, Nor for a train attendant; Bu'. for the glorious privilp-.c Of being independent." And not only for being independ ent hut we should use a part of the world's goods that an all-wise Provi dence has bestowed upon u* for the relief of suffering and sorrow to those who have been less fortunate. By doing this, we will ive happier and better lives nnd be carrying out the teaching of Jesus Christ. It is better to have the love, esteem and confidence of tho*e who know us than the riches of Croesus. Love and good will to men accomplish more Lasting good in this world than force. God intended for the world to he ruled by love, and our Savior taught this beneficent doctrine, and that is one reason that his life is an inspira tion to others. In conclusion, permit me to say, that with all of its imperfections, we have a great country, a great people and a great place to live. Thefe is no better place on the face of the earth than the great sTate of Georgia, and we should appreciate our religi ous, educational and material en vironments and do our best to make it greater and more glorious in the future. In the words of Dr. Couie, in recounting these blessings, we should say, “Day by day, in every way. We are growing better and better.” Then we will not only b-* happier and more thankful, but generations unborn will rise up -ad er fl os blesa- The suggestion thut we observe- - Thanksgiving* week as a week of ap preciation is a very wholesome and constructive one. We need to stop nnd take stock of our blessings. We can bring much happiness into j the live* of our friends and loved j ones by just showing them that we appreciate their fine qualities of char- which lift us up toward God. If for u week, we should set aside a time each day to dwell upon the blessing* God has given us, the effect upon our characters would he to lift us up and make us nobler. “For what are inen better than sheep That hlii life within tht The fd who self-sufficient :hut he or she was not greatly cheered and encouraged by appreciation. There is no lasting happiness in a iife that devotes itself entirely to ma terial things. True happiness has never yet been found in things. It is found in unselfishness, in love, in service and in appreciation—in all the thoughts and feelings and deeds If, knowing God, they lift not hand; of prayer, Both for themselves and those thut cull them friend*?” Therefore, both as un individual and as Governor of Georgia, 1 hear j ly endorse the suggestion of M Neile Womack Hines that we obser Thanksgiving week as a week of np- | predation. OUTLINE OF APPRECIATION WEEK “Do du appreciate your Religio MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26th.—“Your Educational Advantage*?" TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 27th.—“Your Health and Home?” WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28th.—“Your Work and Friends?" • Day—“Your Blew FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30th.—“Your Town and County?” SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1st.—“Your State nnd Nation?” PROCLAMATION Whereas the Baldwin Coun’.y Federation hat asked that this coming week Which include* Thanksgiving Day, he set aside and named Appreciation Week: Whereas, it seems a splendid time for ei .*ry soul to ponder in their hearts the blessings that are their.- and show due appreciation Therefore, I, M. E. Pennington, mayor of MiUedgeville, do here by proclaim the week beginning Sundny November 26th, thru Sat urday Dec. 1st, as Appreciation Week and sincerely hope that the good people of the town and county will observe this season in a spirit of meditation, appreciation, thankfulness and prayer thut it deserves. M .E. PENNINGTON. Mayor. R. T.BAISDEN,Clerk of the City of MiUedgeville. Mrs. A. H. Brenner, Augusta Writes An Appreciation Number 14 TGOBUSY NELLE WOMACK HINES Never a day comes that we do m hear these words. “Sorry—can’t c . Oftit Apprcriation Oh, isn’t it fine for this old world To give to you a Friend Who doesn’t wait for Eternity's gate To clang—and mark “The End”— But sends a beautiful big bouquet Of posies sweet and rare— And one is Appreciation— And all are plucked with care. Tis going to be a dark old place -- Down in that “six by two,” With just the room for a wooden box, A metal plate, and you— And you can’t hear—and you can’t see— And you can’t smell, you know, fhose perfumed flowers above your head That kind friends placed—and so— Just isn't it fine to have a Friend To hand you a sweet bouquet— While you can see—and you can smell— Oh, isn't it fine—1 say? are two busy to sleep—and w«* a quire nervous prostration. Agniry'v an* too busy to lo<»k after our pe sonal appearance as we should—i we assume that look of being “oi ut the elbow and down at the heel.” We are too busy to speak n word of commendation to the kiddies around our home—and much too busy to fool with their little .affairs—big to theiq. Therefore we probably loose their childish confidence and sometimes—maybe—their low. We are too busy to tell the wife that she is a treasure—and wc ceuldn’i without her—and she wonders what there is nhr is missing that make* her dissatiffied. Oftimes, we do haw the time to brag on the husband and .assure him that we wouldn't change places with unybody on earth —and he grows out into the busine world and forgets that wive* and hus bands should have a mutuul admira tion socieyt which meets at least one* a week . We take our town for granted—it is the council's business to look aftei things for us—and if we don't like the way they do—by heck—the nex time election roll: around, we sho\ them where they can get off. No- it doesn’t matter if they did do the thing they '.hought was best to do— j and spend hours planing and work- in" (no pay to sp-.-ak of—all honors) —they generally wind up by taking all the cu.King the cussing cro H can give—anil, mighty little suppo.. and praise. Ye gods! Talk about a thnnk- The consequence is, maybe, wc all become knockers instead of boosters. Is that the way to make your town? A good town is made by the folks thut live in it—likewise a had one. Don't blame the other fellow, because you are too busy to help. The next step after being Too Busy—is we are Too Tired—prob ably—to go to church. We can', scc-m to stop the mud rush—and like the squirrel in his cage who runs on the wheel—wo do not realize that if we stop moving our feet for u bit— the wheel will siow down and we mny rest. The Thanksgiving season approach es —we need to pause and decide for what we are thankful. We need to meditate upon our blessings and get our spirit in the proper mood for the expression of these special thanks. We do not plan our Thanksgiving Day alwyas—with that in mind— there is .a late getting up—maybe a hurried going to church—and then out for a turkey dinner and a game —where doe* the thanks come in? So we offer this plan of having an Appreciation Week—and if we can but slow down a bit—and meditate a little—maybe w e might be able to attain a ytatc of appreciation by the time Thanksgiving Day arrives. We might at least try. PRESIDENT OF THE STATE FED ERATION OF WOMEN’S CLUBS ADMIRES OUR HOME TOWN. Cities, like people, have personality thut results from inheritance and en vironment; which in turn determine character and achievment In Milldegeville we see u close family resemblance to her two* charming elder sisters. Savannah and Augusta; for they, unlike the young er and more modern children of the Geprgia household, adhere quite closely to uurly social standards and It is interesting to note that when, in her turn, the responsibility for official state government fell to her lot, MiUedgeville assumed the obli gation seriously, and proceeded to provide permanent quarters that were a model in artistic uchievment and imposing grandeur. Also, That when in the course of time a prosperous young sister, so closely resembling the fleet footed Goddess, outstriped her; her inborn dignity and wisdom .asserted itaelf, und she did not allow these historic edifices to perish, or to be relegated to un unworthy purpose. Education had been provided for the young manhood of the family by that noted son whose name Miss Mil- ledgeville >o proudly wore. Thi* he had entrusted to another sister. Bear ing the name of the ancient city of learning, her claims were not to be disputed; hut—Ladies of refinement might always with propriety devote thenmelves to the education of the le»j favored females. ( And so, Mias MiUedgeville called unto herself the younger sons nnd fair maidens of the sta.e, and hid them stand with rever ent feet beneath the sacred arch way, and to walk with pride .across the portal of her forsaken hall* of justice. She housed the daughters within the Mansion, while painstak ingly guarding their pur.iy and guid ing their lives into useful paths of knowledge. Another mark of gentle breeding is, sweet charity. And so with far sighted understanding she also gath ered in Georgia’s unfortunate chil dren, those' who could never reach even an age of discretion, tho old in For a time their presence caused her name to he bandied lightly on heedless lips; bu: science and religion have now come to her defense. » Year by year the promising girls of Mother Augusta have come to her ir. ever increasing number. In their new found wisdom they look with clear vision toward the heights where dwell these unfortunates. They know the causes, and how the blight may be averted. But they also know that stern duty demands that society pro vide loving care and protection for tho*e who transgress natures laws. Justice has indeed come into her own, in MiUedgeville. • And so, In deep appreciation of this ever wise and charming Miss Mil- ledgeville, her sister cities may well say: “Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all." THANKSGIVJNG SERVICES Thursday—Thanksgiving Day—November 29th. Baptist Church—Union Service—10:30 A. M., Rev. J. W. Yarbrough 1 the pulpit At 11:00 o'clock—A. M., Episcopal Church—Rev. F. H. Harding ia the pulpit Everybody is cordially iavttad i vteos to “Praise God I . All ]