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Postville Herald (Newspaper) - November 29, 1918, Postville, Iowa
The Postville Herald Postville Iowa. Ͽ�0fe sound absorber / Florence Gray 7 a Obstet 1 he Harvard Yale football game was of at the Sto drum and a demonstration of the sound absorber was shortly to be on. Hon. William Gaz ukes the millionaire who seemed to be renewing his youth sat chatting excitedly with the inventor and a party of friends. It seems that the Hon. Gaz ukes had recently been forced through a practical joke on himself to become interested in this sound no Sorber and to realize that it had a variety of possibilities for his Friend. Faxon the inventor had lain in wait for him one Day by the Side of a building. He had seen the millionaire coming toward him earnestly engaged in conversation and wishing to Demon irate his invention he had quickly sprung upon u barrel and As quickly lie had set the absorber in rapid vibration so As to disturb the atmosphere before the faces of the gentlemen. Neither was Noble to hear the other and after much consternation Faxon with a twinkle in his Eye confronted them. The millionaire then became anxious to try it on a crowd and had secured seats for his friends in Little groups about the stadium All of them being located within the Yale cheering line. Little do people about us know what we have on our minds he was saying. A they were happily expectant and laughed As the old gentleman added or should i say on our Coats for each one of the 30 men in the party was supplied with a sound absorber. This invention was simply a cd ecu lot plate with curving edges looking mane thing like n flattened bowl. The had lain in wait for him. Tate was to catch vibrations which ure carried in Waves to their ears the atmosphere around them. In the Center of the apparatus were email revolving plates which being 1anllke, when Sot in motion would break up a on area of disturbed air the sound Waves assembled in the bowl. For As the inventor argued we cannot prevent the creation of noises but we can in a great measure Stop them from annoying us. Not caring to attract attention the men had hooked the plates across their inner Coats at the Chest hanging them from the front edges of their overcoat sleeve holes and allowing the haps of their Coats to hang out and hide them from the Side View. The batteries which were to set the fans in motion were in an inner pocket of each cont. Harvard rooters were Busy alternately with tale s. The game stood 6-0 for Harvard at the first half. Bands were playing and College songs had been Sung. Red and Blue flags and in Myers were waved in the spirit of the game of the Senson. The women whose costumes displayed predominantly the colors of their respective teams Lent a Gayety to the scene. The Crimson had emitted in one Roar Bah Rah Rah Bah Rah Rah i Rah Rah Rah i har Vard a and Yale was getting ready. Young men swinging their arms to get the Ells to yell together looked in Surprise that there was no response. Again they tried but could not hear themselves. Everyone was wondering what was the matter. Plainly the leaders had i pen heard in the first place but there was no response. No one had amazement on every face. Sense enough to close ills Mouth notwithstanding it had no Porenti become useless for there was Only an occasional sound As though half articulated where some voice had not come within the Range of the sound absorbers distributed through the i shall bust groaned the inventor. We will raise the Devil. We must shut these things off for amazement was evident on every face. Am i bereft of my senses one Nihil muttered. Harvard from her Side was shout lug what s the matter with the elis they be lost their wind a everyone was keyed to a great tension especially the Gaz ukes men and nil of them were greatly relieved when on the third attempt they heard the lenders of the blues Call now to Geth or. Rah Rah Rah Buh Rah Rah i Yale Hoo Ray we re All right or. Gaz ukes knew it would not do of interrupt the cheering again and exhilarated with the first Experiment it was with much uneasiness that he waited for a further test at the theater later. As the game proceeded the inventor was whispering to the millionaire would t it be More fun than a barrel of monkeys to take it into the gallery of the Stock Exchange when lids were being made orders would he Given and not being heard would forever fall to be carried out what a pandemonium would result. How funny it would be to see the quotation men running Back and Forth before the Board As the prices came in but with no noise in the pit. I rather think though said the millionaire that it would not be so Long Longly funny when we were put that evening at the performance of Nancy s fancies the party was waiting expectantly. Close to the orchestra. During the second act one of the conspirators leaned toward the millionaire when As previously arranged they All turned on the. Absorbers suspended Over their vests and endeavoured to whisper they can t imagine what s the but the joke was on him for he could not hear his own voice and or Gaz ukes could Only guess at what he meant. A Trio behind the footlights was waiting expectantly for an introduction to their song. The conductor who at first was quietly to Vang his Baton and indicating for the first violin to commence then looked angrily at him and nodded his head wildly to go on. People were surprised. Although those in the front seats could see the bows passing Over the instruments there was no sound. The Leader of the orchestra then indicated for the drummer to drum. The veins on his temples stood out and his hair seemed to Rise from his forehead while his spectacles Slid along his nose to the furthest distance from their proper position. Now there was consternation that while he seemed to be giving orders no results were forthcoming and not understanding the audience was getting restless looking around. Harvard s night at the Heaters when she wins Are dreaded perhaps As much by conductors As by the actors who know that interruptions May he expected at the most Inopportune times and Awakening to the fact that this was some joke the conductor commenced to scan the audience. All this had taken but n few moments although the time seemed an eternity to the men who occupied the entire second Row. Already one of the chorus girls was on and they began to fear the partial obstruction of the persons in the front Row would not be enough to shield them from the scrutiny of the actors. they Drew their Coots together and shut off the batteries. The mall Lonngre rather sheepishly nudged the Man next to him but he was enjoying to the utmost his diabolical plan. When things went smoothly again the Star improvised this was no fancy of Nancy a neither was it a fancy of ours ? a Hon. William Gaz ukes a then whispered to Uit inventor turn convinced of the satisfactory working of tha marvelous sound Copal stat ibis. Was Sta news Spur us Lxi he thinks he can find room this year the spirit of thanksgiving should properly be filled with Praise. Fio that views the universe in its orderly movements and sees the mind of tie almighty in the fixed blessings of existence can doubt that out from the cataclysms of the world War the Choice of Blessing or cursing will work out in the Victory of the Good the old cry hath god forgotten to be gracious needs no longer be voiced. God has not forgotten to be gracious. So that As the americans assemble in their churches on the Day set apart for expressing National gratitude they will rejoice above All else that the nation of freemen has adopted As its motto whom tie lord makes free is free let them rejoice that America is Bent upon proclaiming Liberty to the entire hounds of the Earth. The curse of autocracy the curse of a blasphemous Assumption that god is on the Side of the strongest battalions the curse of debauchery of human ideals and human aspirations the curse of the establishment of Force in the place of purity of Power in the place of peace this is the cursing that is being wiped out in blood. The Blessing of world Pence and the prevalence of the spirit of brotherhood and of. Mutual advancement for the Peoples such is tie peace that is being wrought out. The United states has placed its All on the altar realizing that sacrifice is the noblest virtue of a nation. Hence while exuberance May not abound the spirit of thanksgiving is filled with Praise Over the mighty manner in which the mind of the almighty is being made Clear in the movements of the times with the United states playing a leading part in its impressive unfolding. No time to abandon custom. It has Long been the honoured custom of our people to turn in die fruitful autumn of the year in Praise and thanksgiving to almighty god for his Muny blessings and mercies to us As a nation. That custom we can follow now even in the midst of the tragedy of a world shaken by War and immeasurable disaster in the midst of sorrow and great peril. O Bird of Joy our nation s greatness founded on fatherhood of Man and brotherhood of god. Ith the growth of the nation there has been corresponding growth in responsibility. The raw Experiment of a nation framed from the Skeleton colonies of the Eastern Seaboard has proved the greatest Success in government the world has Ever known. Democracy sits it the tables of the land today. Brotherhood asks its helping from the amply filled boards of the american Home. These two attributes of the american people fully express the secret of America s Success As a nation. The growth of the nation has been in Accord with the Extension of these ideas. They Are both Home ideas and therefore they Are both ideas that express tie inner spirit of the Day of thanksgiving. The fatherhood of god and the brotherhood of Man these were the leading conceptions of the Pilgrim fathers. They Are the leading conceptions of the sons of those fathers today. They Are the conceptions that can never be made hackneyed by hypocritical use or by designing abuse. They will stand Forth in the Genius and action of the american people until each year shall add Praise to Praise in the measure of the fullness of reasons for the giving of thanks. Pence provision Protection these Are the prize possessions of a nation whose one aim is to exalt the ends of human Liberty to extend human democracy and to exalt the ideals of human Equality. As this nation touches the world at Large it does so through its lending National conceptions and Only when these Are vitally assailed pan it take up arms for its own defense. It has the obligation resting upon it to conserve the True needs of Liberty and this can lie done Only by insisting upon the sacredness of human rights and human opportunities. Hence the any set aside for thanks is a Day of pure and unadulterated americanism into which no alien sentiment can possibly enter. Hence it is that every head of the family in acting in his capacity at the Bend of the of Nelly Board becomes the priest of the things made precious in the life of the country and of which mention is made As thanksgiving themes of the Day. No More can the nation depart from its lofty Mission and progressive ideals than can the Earth swing away from tie solar attraction. Tie any of Home happiness the Day of Praise the Day of Felicity is a sacred and singular any in the annals of american Progress and american world truth of it. Well Nettie did you know that we had All come for thanksgiving asked Uncle John As he chucked his Little Niece under the Chin. I expected you she said sweetly. Mother said that the whole family was coming and it was a dreadful bore but that thanksgiving Only comes once a much More than material Are the blessings for which we now give thanks. To is to be hoped that this thanksgiving will not be a Pagan Holiday and that those who do Render thanks will do so not As a Heathen philosopher boasting that tie is not As other men but in greater humility because he has perhaps been More greatly blessed than others. Outside of the Many material blessings that have come to the american people during the past year which Are Good in so much As they contribute to wholesome human happiness there is reason for the people of this country upon this thanksgiving Day to be unusually thoughtful concerning their place in the world and to remember How this Eminence has been obtained. Who can look Back and not see the hand of Providence shaping the destiny of America this Liberty which is the Marvel and the Hope of the world today was set up on these shores by go fearing men the pioneers who inaugurated this very thanksgiving Holiday. It was for the love of the service of god that Liberty was established in America and it was this Liberty that has been the basis of our National greatness and which is to be the political salvation of tie world. America cannot look Back upon its history without seeing god and by taking thought cannot fall to acknowledge its gratitude for All his benefits. With that stage of our development passed we Are now permitted to enter upon that new Era when America participates in abolishing tyranny and la Justice Ever hateful to god and to entry to the oppressed nations of tha world those principles of Liberty through which our own chief blessings have come. This is the supreme service that one nation can Render to another to safeguard the liberties of its people. In this momentous time the Burden of our thanksgiving this year it seems should be that we Are to be chief among the ministers in working out the divine purpose to have All men greek and barbarian free. Let us give thanks Turkey belongs to America. The Turkey is an american Bird. Lucullus and tie epicureans did not know about him. He was found la his wild state after Columbus first voyage. About a Hundred years after the discovery of America broiled Young turkeys became great delicacies on the Frenchman s table. Pleasures Prosperity All the material blessings that abound even ingrates can give thanks for these. Let us at least this once in the Long year look deep into the heart of our sorrows our failures our disappointments our illnesses and see if there does not lie there As within the hard bitter Hull of the nut some Good Kernel that is Sweet and wholesome and Nour. Ishing. And so give thanks the Rich the Well the Happy surely they need not be taught to give thanks no it is the voice of Praise that Wells up through tears from the heart that aches to which Angels lean and listen. For what we have got out of this world it is easy to be grateful but for what we have been Able to give to it of goods of sympathy of sacrifice of cheer of uplift of soul stuff for this we May give Hanks that will blend infinitely Sweet into the eternal music of the spheres. Go each of us As different Bern have. Different Powers to reflect the right let us give thank
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