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About Will Maupin's weekly. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1911-1912 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 22, 1911)
Printed primarily for people
who look upon life cheerfully and
hopefully. Also for people who
ought to do so. The promote of
all good things and good people,
of whkh. first Nebraska is chief
and of which second Nebraskans
are mostly. - -
DOLLAR A YEAR
A MERRY HEART
Bat a broken spirit drieta the
bones. That's what the Good
Book says, and veil bank on it.
sore. Wax. Macp'3 Weekly
works to make cheerful the hearts
of its readers, and thus do medi
cal duty. Fifty-two consecutive
weekly doses for a dollar.
VOLUME 8 LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, DECEMBER 22, 1911 NUMBER 39
A HAPPY CHRISTMAS
To the Children of Men everywhere, without regard to
race, creed, color or previous condition of servitude, Win
Ma up in s Weekly wishes a Happy Christmas! Any why
should we not all be happy? Good, things have been given
to every one of us, and to none of us has the worst yet ever
happened. We are alive yet, and while there is life there
is hope. We who live in the today have every right to be
glad of it, for this is the best year of all the ages. Not so
good as next year will be, but infinitely better than the year
before. To no other people has been given the opportunities
that are ours today. Therefore cheer up and be glad.
And particularly favored are we who live in Nebraska.
It is the favored one of all the states. Of all good things
it produces the most, of things evil it has the least. Its fer
tile soil laughs into golden harvests, her climate is for the
healing of the nations. She produces more wealth per capita
than any other state, more corn and wheat and oats per
acre than any other state, has fewer illiterates per thousand
of population than any other state; a larger school fund per
capita than any other state; more home owners per thousand
of population than almost any other state; her cities are
without slums and breadlines, and her children are never
forced breakfastless to school.
Let us, then, make merry on this happy Christmas day.
Not selfish in our merriment, but rather rejoicing because of
our great opportunities to be of service to others. Let the
new year dawn upon us able to say that nowhere in all the
broad expanse" of Nebraska was any child allowed to sorrow
because Christmas brought nothing of joy. May the anniver
sary bring more clearly to our minds the duty we owe to hu
manity. May it implant more firmly upon our minds the fact
that we should all be neighbors and not near-dwellers.
Nearly 2,000 years ago there was born in Bethlehem of
Judea a babe, manger born and manger cradled, who was des
tined to live and exert upon the world an influence for good
that no other has ever exerted. Above that lowly manger
shone a star, and this star guided the wise men of the east
to where the child Jesus lay. As that Bethlehem star guided
the wise men of the east to where the Messiah lay, so let the
star of our beloved state guide the children of men westward,
here to make their homes among us, to help us develop the
country, to help us build a greater prosperity, to help us be
come more and more the great storehouse of the world. And
as the babe over whom that bright star shone lived to bless
mankind through all the ages, so let us make Nebraska live
to bless mankind because of what it gives to the world for
its physical and mental and moral uplift.
A Happy Christmas to everybody, and so wishing- let us
all join with Tiny Tim in saying:
"God bless us every one!"
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