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OPINION PAGE 4 - HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS - JULY 13, 2000 THE HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS USPS 620-040 i i: :! i: i: L A Grum il@ltum Millal B. Grln, Prlaent HALE PUB1,1SHER]ADVERT1SING DIRECI'OR JOHN KUYKFAALL ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER/EDIT(m BRYAN GETER /g%SOCIATE EDITOR JAYNE GOLDSTON BustN=ss VI.ANAG ER Phone (706) 846-3188- Fax (706) 846-22(16 P. O. Box 426 ltogansville, Georgia 30230 Old Meriwether Inn Finally (Another in a series.) "It must never become a hos- pital," Roosevelt said many times. It never did, quite, but it became something a little dif- ferent from the pioneering facility of the prepresidential years. Growth had been consistent from the first. The number of guests at the first Founder's Day Thanksgiving Dinner, according to Roosevelt's later count once, was "ten or twelve, the next year twenty-five, the next year fifty, one hundred and fifty and so on." On another occasion, Roosevelt estimated "The Patients' Aid Fund was They finally tore down the old Meriwether Inn in 1934. As Roosevelt founder of the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation and President of the United States - told the story at numerous Thanksgiving din- ners, the weight of the large number of guests - over 300 - plus all that turkey and fixings, caused the dining room to sink six inches in 1932. The whole hotel sank six inches in anoth- er Roosevelt telling. His chronic fear of fire Push Mower, Heat alwayswasintensifiedwhenev-over30guestsatthefirstdin- mgranaggd with er he saw that old pine struc- ner, 80 at the second. There was at azscretmn. ture. He feared that some day no "official" scorekeeping. On there would be a real tragedy, another occasion, he recalled NO one knew Bad Combination Many old-timers were nostal-thattherehadbeen70people who,_ getting gic at the prospect of a Warm at the first dinner. and who Springs without the old hotel, Growth brought more cnan00y but not Roosevelt. He was often changes than just the razing of lva sn't." Wow, it's hot! This past week- Meriwether Inn. It brought, for sentimental about the good old day - but not the Inn. instance, a reduced charge for a week at Warm Springs, from the earlier $42 a week to $39 a week. It also brought a patient's- aid fund, created with a few ear- marked donations from Roosevelt and some other wealthy supporters of the spa, plus smaller donations from a new, small group called the "Polio Crusaders," mostly patients, former patients, their families and friends. The fund was used to help pay part, and in some cases all, of that $39 for some needy patients. The eventual goal of the fund's overseers was to cre- ate a Warm Springs in which one-third the companions paid the full cost, one-third paid half, and one-third paid nothing. Before that goal could be reached, a much more sophis- ticated and effectifund-rais- ing operation repled it. It is typical of the spirit of Warm Springs that even as institu- tionalization began, personal touches remained. The Patients' Aid Fund was managed with great discretion. No one knew who was getting charity and who wasn't. end I helped my son cut his grass. It's been years since I've used a push mower. Since the day the riding mower was born I've owned one. If you knew how large my yard was you'd know why. I do use a weedeater an awful lot, but a push mower is out of the question. I used one this past Saturday and paid the price as I started having heat cramps. My son has just purchased a home in Columbus and the yards needed some attention. He has a pretty fair sized back lot and it had not been mowed in a while. The grass was pretty tall and I really worked up a sweat push- ing that mower. Of course, it was- n't the pushing that made me sweat. It was hot as could be out there. It took a toll on me even though I was I was drinking plen- ty of water. I began to have leg and abdominal cramps. Sunday, I felt as if I was wak- ing up on Saturday morning after a Friday night football game. Any  of you guys wlao.DJyed football i know what I'm talking about. On Sunday, I tried to do a lit- tle work on my old Camaro and suffered leg cramps again. I also had a pretty mean headache. I didn't think much of it at first. But then I realized that while I working out there in the hot sun Saturday, I had been drinking water, but probably not enough. . One of the first things you learn as an athlete is to drink plen- ty of fluids during physical activ- ity in the heat. Of course, you don't want to over do it, but you want to drink enough to keep from dehydrating. I began bom- barding my system with fluids on Sunday. By Monday, the only symptom remaining was a pret- ty mean headache. With the temperatures near 100 each day, it's very important to drink enough water to keep i yourself from becoming dehy- drated It is easy to suffer from heat exhaustion, heat stroke or many other heat related illness- es that can kill you with the tem- peratures we are experiencing right now. HERE ARE a few precautions you may consider to help battle the heat. You need to increase your intake of non-alcoholic, non-car- bonated, caffeine free beverages. In other words, drink lots of water and juice. Wear clothing that is light in color and loose fitting. persons needing persistent problem eal as well as institution# tones. And growth brou buildings. After the E pool of 1928 came Wilson Infirmary, a ing for patients with nesses. That building in a portent of the gence of Warm Springs ass thing other than a show. Roosevelt was prime mover behind ation of that 1930 Norman Wilson Philadelphia compare died shortly after Springs. Other friends raised the it. Then in 1933 came Hall, the handsome that housed the offices, community rooms, kitchen, game and receptiopn area. (Next week: The Georgia Hall.) ROOSEVELT WAS relieved to see the old firetrap go, but he was concerned that with its demise,Warm Springs was also beginning to lose that "Warm Springs spirit." Arthur Carpenter christened that era "the low gear period" of Warm Springs, development; people connected with it noticed a spe- cial spirit, too, but could not really define it. Probably all it meant was that Warm Springs was not yet institutionalized, although that institutionaliza- tion came with growth and money. 'THE SQUIRE OF 'THE OF WARM SPRINGS ATTHEI TLE WHITE HOUSE. IT i REPRIN'IYA) IN THIS "It is easy to suffer from heat PROCEEDS SALE ALL GO TO THI exhaustion, heat GROWTH ALSO brought a SEVELT stroke or many waiting list of some 900 to 1,000 CENTER. other heat relat- edillnesses..." e Last Days Will Be Perilous outdoors during extreme heat and above all stay out of the sun. The Apostle Paul in writing to Stay in an air-conditioned the young pastor, Timothy, said environment if possible, these words, "This know also, that Be sure to check on elder- in the la days periles ly family members during the /stiall coriie. [2] For mbn shall be summer. They are especially sus- ceptible to heat related illnesses. Eliminate strenuous activ- ity such as running and lawn care work when it heats up. Eat less foods that increase metabolic activity. Proteins are an example. Increased metabol- ic heat from foods like protein increases the water loss of the body. When it's 80-90 degrees, fatigue is possible with prolonged exposure and or physical activi- ty. Drinking plenty of non-car- bonated fluids will help keep you from tiring so quickly. * When the temperature reaches between 90-105 degrees you can suffer from heat stroke, heat cramps and heat exhaustion is possible with prolonged expo- sure to the sun and/or physical activity. THE SYMPTOMS of these ill- nesses are as follows: * Heat Cramps - Before heat cramps begin, you will usually notice heavy sweating. Then you will begin to have cramps in the legs and abdomen muscles. * Heat exhaustion - When a person is suffering from heat exhaustion, they will become weak and will be sweating heav- ily. The skin is cold, pale and clam- my. The pulse becomes thready. Fainting and vomiting accompa- nies heat exhaustion. lovers of their own selves, cov- etous, boasters, proud, blasphe- mers, disobedient ,to parents, unthankful, unholy, [3] Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, [4] Traitors, heady, high- minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; [5] Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. " (2 Timothy 3:1-5) Paul, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, is giving Timothy insight into the nature of the days before Jesus comes for his church. The last days are called perilous, which means trouble- some. Dr. Adrian Rogers in a recent radio broadcast said that we have "families without foun- dations and government without God." At the risk of being labeled a gloom and doom preacher, we must realize today things aren't looking so good and there is no prospect of things getting better. However, In Titus 2:13, Christians are told to look for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing THE HO6AIWlaa Ho NEws is published weekly by the Star-Mercury Publishing Company, a division of Grimes Publications, at 3051 Roosevelt Highway, Manchester. Geoqgia 31816. USPS 620-0,10. Subscription rates by mail: $16 in Troup, Heard or Meriwe ther Counties; $20 a year elsewhere. Prices include all sales taxes. Second class postage paid at Hogansville, Georgia 30230. FoR StlllSCllllqloNs call (706) 846-3188 or write to Circulation Manager. Star Mercury Publications, P. O. Box 426, Manchester, Georgia 31816. : Send address changes to P. O. Box 426, Hogansville, GA 30230. STAff Publisher and Advertising Director .................................................................... Mike Hale Associate Publisher and Editor ................................................................. John Kuykendall Associate Editor .................................................................................................. Bryan Geter Business Manager ....................................................................................... 3ayne Goldston Staff Writers ......................... Deborah Smith, Caroline Yeager. Lee Howell, Billy Bryant Assistant Advertising Manager ........................................................................ Laurie Lewis Advertising Sales .............................................................................................. Linda Lester Director of Photography ......................................................................... Michael C. Snider Assistant Editor ........................................................................................... Rob Richardson Composing ..................................................... Valinda Ivery, Deborah Smith, Lauren King Legals ................................................................................................................ Valinda Ivery Receptionist and Classifieds .............................................................................. Cleta Young Production Manager ......................................................................................... Roland Foiles Pressroom ................................................................. David Boggs and Wayne Grochowski COm'OPTE OmCEP.S President .................................................................................................... Millard B. Grimes Vice President...: .................................................................................... Charlotte S. Grimes Secretary ................................................................................................ Laura Grimes Cofer Trea,mr .............................................................................................. Kathy  Garrett Lepl Counsel and Assistant Secretary ................................... : ................. James S. Grimes of the great God and our savior Jesus Christ. In a world that is looking down, the Bible tells us how we can look up. :: LAST WEEK from this paR- ' sage, we learned that it is possi- ble to look up in a world looking down because the appearance of grace enables us to look up. Titus 2:11 says, "For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men." The grace that enables us to look up has God as its origin, sal- vation as its objective and it has all humanity as its object. In this passage of scripture we can find another way to look up in a world that is looking down. In Titus 2:12 the Bible says, 'Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and world- ly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this pre- sent world." Here we find the admonition to godliness educates us to look up. The same grace that saves us, now begins to educate us in the things of God. Once a person is saved, they begin a learning process that will continue throughout their earthly life. This education teaches us how to live in this present evil world Young Christians do not know to . "Once a.per.son .savea, tn.ey begm a le.arnm.g process ttmt witl continue throughout their earth[y life." look up, but here we are taught that living right will help us to look for the coming of the Lord Jesus. There are many people who have been saved a number of years and have yet to grow any in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. One of the greatest responsi- bilities, one of the greatest oppor- tunities, and one of the greatest blessings for a child of God is the study of the word of God. Here we are delve into the truths of the for ourselves and feast good things God has word. Just a baby will if he falls to eat, a will not grow if he or she feed on the word of God. 2:12 we find that we are two things. First deny anything that is not entrance into our entrance into our entranoe into Secondly we are taught we should live and act dren of God. learned from a careful the Bible. WHILE A PERSON is hag the Bible, that person taught to look for Jesus coming for the church. I that down, the of God. with a discouraged heart l bowed head. The Bible teaches us can look up and walk heads held high. The of God's grace enables up and the admonition t01 ness educates us to look 1' What D/rect/on Is Our Cu/ture I sometimes wonder about the best approach to take towards our culture and our nation's govern- ment. I am alarmed at the direc- tion our culture is going, with its increasing emphasis on accep- tance of homosexuality as an "acceptable lifestyle," and on our acceptance of religious plurality. (Please understand that I believe in everyone's right to their own religious beliefs. I don't think they have the right to make me accept what they believe when I don't believe as they do.) No one can convince me that this nation was founded by people who had a plu- rality of religions. They were Christians, though not all of one denomination of Christians. There were even some Deists, but no anti-Christians, even if not all the pilgrims and Founding Fathers were professing Christians. But we are being inun- dated by religions that are defi- nitely anti-Christian and by peo- ple who call themselves Americans who are opposed to any Christian's right to speak his/her beliefs. It seems to me that a very influential group of peo- pie in America are doing every- thing possible to make Christianity socially unaccept- able. Not only do I find that our Founding Fathers were, at least most of them were, Christians, I also cannot escape the conviction that God brought this nation into being. If He did, then He has a purpose for this nation, then He must be very unhappy with us because we definitely are not doing what He intended. GOD HAS NEVER depended on a political process to accom- plish His work and I don't think for one minute that He is about to start now. He has always used people who believe in and follow Him. That was a group of Jewish believers in the Old Testament and Jewish and Gentile Christians in the New Testament. These peo- ple sometimes could influence their government leaders to be sympathetic toward Christian concerns. Even when they could not bring Christian influence to bear on government leaders, they still used the Godgiven means of "If we refuse to become a part of the solution to America's problems, we choose to be apart of the prob- lem." prayer, preaching and Christian living to affect society. Dr. Vance Havner used to say, "We might as well give up trying to Christianize America, and begin to evangelize America." We will never change America by passing laws and forcing confor- mity to them. We must seek to change hearts and attitudes by presenting Jesus Christ as the only hope for spiritual renewal. Unless the people of America experience a change of nature, they will never see a change in direction. IT'S TIME for America to return to given assignment. change the direction of oO until we first correct course. To me, that Bible study and prayer and regular worship with other believers. presence and supporting the Lord's evangelize through missions going. The Chronicles 7:14 and pose as stated in stand. What are them? If we refuse to part of the solution to problems, we choose to of the problem. We can ignore the and suppose they will ! Our nation and culture and it's time for America to "awake out (Romans 13:11)