Editor’s Note: Originally published Nov. 22, 1951 by Clark Potts, Optimist Reporter, Columnist 1951-1952, Editor 1952-1953.
Did you know that approximately 3,600 marriages have been performed as a result of the contacts made here at ACC in its 46 years of life?
Think about that! A marriage takes two persons so this would make a total of 7,200 persons united in matrimony – from the Hill. Now for the clincher – Did you know that of this great number of Marriages, only 20 have ended in divorce or separation!
One out of every three marriages performed in America today will end in divorce, the national statisticians say.
Did you know that there is only one divorce in 180 marriages made at ACC!
Perhaps love is like the sap in trees,; when the cold winds of winter blow, the flow is slow. In like manner, the cold winds have swept away a certain amount of the free dating which goes on during warmer months.
However, there are still several of those fellows and gals who insist on carrying on like it was summer. Perhaps they are like the cedar and pine – stay sappy all winter.
If you feel your “sap” slowly flowing to your feet while these cold winds blow, make a special effort to have a chat with W.R. (Marrying Sam) Smith. He will convince you it is spring.
With such a good ratio of 7,200 persons getting married in 46 years, don’t give up hope. Your time is sure to come. If your hope does begin to waver, see “Marrying Sam” or waiting for spring – the “sap” is sure to be around then.