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April 17, 1969

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A GIANT OAK OR A SQUASH? A parent came to one of those great old college presidents matriculate a son for a course. The parent wanted to do a piece of rush business; the son being unusually bright. So seeking the short course they asked the president what he would advise. The president said, "It all depends on what you want to make of your son. If you want him to be an oak it will take much time. If you will be satisfied for him to be a squash we can finish him up in a season."

The unspeakable value of a whole lifetime of consecration is that the Father can block out decades, build them and fit them into a lifetime with triumphant effect. But if the person is at times very responsive and at others willful and takes life into his own hands there can be no great structure produced. Life must be a settled matter for a lifetime. Obedience, at any cost, every day for a lifetime. Jesus came with a power to do just that thing. "He is able to save to the uttermost all that come unto God by Him." "God is able to make all grace abound toward you that ye, always, having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work, being enriched in everything to all bountifulness." God's saving and keeping power knows no bounds.

MOONWARD BOUND: A trip to the moon is scheduled for this summer. Thirty years ago someone wrote; "Physical transportation between the earth and the moon and telephone communication over a beam of light comprise the very interesting prediction by Dr. John Q. Stewart, associate professor of astronomical physics at Princeton University. It is what he calls his "educated guess" as to what will take place within the next 120 years.

Dr. Stewart declared that the rocket propelled vehicle is a theoretically feasible method of journeying to the moon and, according to him, such ship would be spherical, perhaps 110 feet in diameter. Cannons would project in all direction so that when one was fired the ship would be propelled in the opposite direction. The weight of the ship would be about 70,000 tons and would travel in the neighborhood of 50,000 miles an hour. There will be a crew of about 60 and he estimated that a dozen passengers, in addition, might be carried on a two-month's cruise.

As Dr. Stewart believed there might be conditions which would make radio impossible, communication by telephone with the earth might be carried on over a beam of light.

This moonward bound theory may sound like fantastic moonbeams but if 120 years ago anyone would have dreamed that the world would have today what it has, they would be accused of worse things than dreaming of visionary impossibilities.

A little four year old was asked if she knew what a caterpillar was. "Of course I do. A caterpillar is an upholstered worm." Her twin sister was asked if she knew what a waffle was. "Of course I do. A waffle is a non-skid pancake."

Modern Art? Proud Father: That is a sunset my daughter painted. She studied abroad, you may remember.

Friend: That explains it. I never saw anything like it in this country.