James Donaldson of Little Hocking, Ohio, one of the
stone-cutters who helped build the local high school building, was here last
week visiting friends.
Donaldson was attacked by robbers in his home on June 30 by a
gang of four robbers who tortured and robbed him of a small sum of money. One of
the gang was captured and confessed, receiving a sentence of 10 to 25 years in
the Ohio penitentiary in a Marietta court.
Donaldson testified that he became semi-conscious after the
bandits forced doped whiskey down his throat, and beat and abused him in an
effort to make him tell where he had money hidden. The Scot has fully recovered
from his experience and looks hale and hearty.
Although Americans sometimes do not realize it, they have done
more for, and to, the female of the human race than any nation in the history of
the world. Unfortunately, in doing so much for the woman, we have done some
things to her.
The good things we have done are inspirational. You and I were
born within the folds of the highest form of family life that the world has ever
Our society has taken man from brutality to make him a faithful
husband and a proud father, who honors his wife, rather than beating her and
using her for physical labors.
Unfortunately, the man in the family, in the U.S. at least, has
delegated so much of his responsibility that he remains merely a shell of a man,
and not the head of the house. This has caused a weakening of our family
structure, has encouraged the woman of the house to attempt to do more than she
can possibly do. This has contributed to juvenile delinquency and to the breakup
of families in some cases.
It should be remembered that the man, or the father in a
household, must accept his responsibilities or bring on an erosion of our social
order as we have known and enjoyed.