; a n Every Day, In Every Way, the Klan Grows Better and Better COMMITTEE OF TEN SHOULD RESIGN Last waek we told the publio that Preacher Gilbert, chairman o f the Committee o f Ten in Astoria, had OK’d »nd recommended I the payment to his church o f $104.16. approving the claim as chairman, for a tot o f dishes and tablewara toansd by kis church v««U7 kj I for use in feeding destitute people after the conflagration o f De- The Woo*Ml iM r ie u riM U iH Ccmpaay l cember 8. The charge seemed so unneceaagiy witoi*. consid Bleak, Furtiuud, < ering the wealth o f Gilbert’s church, which had sustained no lass, m that we demanded the return o f the money to the relief fund. litte r Instead o f meeting this desnand. Gilbert aad his associates A. D e r e r . .. .. . • E41 t«r u rf X* T. S u rfen . | have been trying to fix the “ blame” for the leak, to find out how -Advertising *• & n C u ic m - 1 we obtained the official documents in the ease. We «obtained 1 them in a legitimate manner through the watchful service o f a 1 good citisen who is not eoaaeoted in any way with public affairs. The Committee o f Tea should resign and to* the Astoria eity [commission attend to its own business. The Idflef fund should be 11 ■ • our Mtcntton and ■ palnatakm* c o r« — w b* ilvMi to ell contribution» PuMlottr mo : turned over to the city authorities, but this tke committee refuses du« to T he KJon eonatrurttv« Talua an and t«a M» «toa «* • # d • a Intended S * * ÎSL tor tha Editor n rata o f b E3T¥ m ^ ? Ora. Addraaa all eom- ! to do. The public complaint against the conuattu*. which has no racardlna ¡¡id ¡^ t £ ú > ¿ i‘ '~and‘ - »dTerttW m enu to tbo Mana«to, : legal standing or authority, without the cooperation o f the mu , Portland. Ora - nicipal government, is caused by such acts as the charge o f $104.15 advorttaad In Tba WU»TUHN Tfca Pubilahcre ouarantaa that aU mi for the Presbyterian dishes, etc., at a time when many women and o f earv loa aro « M M O * A M gU ICAN M M a d 'll H ito A and l i â t a « a y . All «ton d a of Mita n a n tn i o r d r ma at scad i «■atattow for hawa^y a children are in need o f food and clothing, and further caused by ato facto o f to apar- aad ureed to e * « « « t a a our all the committee’s high-handed usurpation o f municipal authority, led by “ Great Caesar” Fulton and Preacher Gilbert. The follow a r o d t o aaro«*.elaaa^m attor A t o d t 1, « i ing letter, a copy o f which was obtained from Pendleton through Hootlon moda ta «a atmaaaar at Astoria for 1 at Port land. Ora. The Western American’s secret service, ilhmtostas the cause and meaning o f this complaint: ic r ic tm tesssäilBBSSSsaÄ “ NOT FOR SELF, BUT FOR OTHERS” CONSIDER MENACE OP UNHOLY BISHOPS RELIEF COMMITTEE, Y. M. C. A . BUILDING, , ASTORIA, OREGON “ * December 22, 1922. My Dear Mr. B a rr: Even before the Executive Committee meets, which will be at 3 o ’clock today, I wish to axtend to you, to behalf o f otfr grief- t trie ken eity, now in ashes, our heartiest appreciation o f the won derful spirit o f Pendleton and her people and o f the very substan tial aid rendered in this emergency. We b«ve received from many cities substantial aid and encouragement, but from no city has come such a remarkable letter, indicating the magnificent spirit o f the community and such readiness to assist her sister city in distress. Will you express to j® ur people tin;, high appreciation ^ ------ .'ii — ^ ' o f our Executive Committee? The funds will be placed at once in the Junds o f Mr. C. R. Higgins, Chairman o f our Finance Committee, consisting o f the bankers o f Astoria, through which committee our funds are han dled. It w ill be used wholly at t$e discretion of the Executive Committee o f Ten and / assure you will be a timely aid te assisting Astoria and her people. Our problems o t rehabilitation and reconstruction are tre mendous .but the spirit o f our people is unbroken and we will rise again. We are confrojiting a long hard winter but our relief is in hand and there is no acute suffering. - Thank you again. Yery respectfully, * While raisin# a hullabaloo about Dr. Grant, an eastern Episcopal clergyman who is combating the antiquated notions o f orthodox churchmen o f his sect, the press should not overlook the far better prospect o f a sensation by examining into the acts and records-of the bishops, notably Sumner o f te Epis- and Christie o f the Catholic church— twins as to type and -in the Portland district o f Oregon. The church people should rise en masse and demand that these two men be removed from the offices which they fill so discreditably. Considering their ilk, « n o cannot help thinking o f our Lord’s words: “ Woe when offenses come, and woe to that m«n by whom the offense cometh!” Ah, but Jesus would have been called “ radical” in this day and time. He would say to the churchly grafter o f the relief fund in Astoria, and to his co- worker o f the Episcopal flogk who helped fight the public school N il: “ Woe unto you, hypocrites, grafters! How shall ye escape the damnation o f hell!” How disgusting the antics and pretense o f some o f these preachers! ‘"They imitate humanity so abominably!” They have convinced everyone that the only real religion is that o f per sonal service— the Golden Rule, which is well expressed by Sam alter Foes in the following linen; , “ Let me live in the house by the side o f the road r— Where the race o f men go by— TO EVERY OFFICE HOLDER They are good, they are bad, as good and as bad as I. You are under the eye o f scrutiny. The people are in no Let me not sit in the corner seat, nor hurl the critic’s ban, mood to tolerate inefficiency or aey kind of double-crosa. Great But let me live in the house by the side o f the road, will .be the political rewards, in the next few yean, fo r men who And be a friend to man.” are honest, uncompromising Americans, who dd their level best By their grafting and hypocrisy unfit preachers have con to merit honor and trust. Trimmers, double-croesers and four- vinced all that church property should be taxed, exactly like all flushers will be kicked into the discard. The people want real churches and church property should be taxed, exactly like a ll: Americana in office, and white men— from President to village other holdings. The value ©f church property in the United dog-catcher— and the national cry is, “ God give M E N !" States is $1,257,575,861—all exempt from taxation, and thus the Do you think you could be re-elected tomorrow? Have you State a church tax upon the whole community. Out- acted fairly and honorably toward those who loyally worked for rage! Nothing less. Unjust and scandalous outrage! But to your election, who won fo r you the honor and the profits which return to the subject: you now enjoy? Did you fawn and scheme for favors and sup- The hullabaloo over Dr. Grant’s mild “ heresy” is laughable port throughout the campaign, and after election, when these and ridiculous. The only article o f faith given to us by our Lord friends wanted you to “ tote fair” with the puklic, did you impu- is that contained in the gospels— to “ believe on the Lord Jesus dently say, “ To hell with the public and newspaper men! It is r.oBoSy’s business how I ’m going to vote” ? Christ and thou shalt be saved.” Did you preen yourself in public as a candidate unpledged as The church should be placed in drydock, and the bull cleaned o f the age-old barnacles, especially the Episcopal and Catholic to appointments, while all the time you were fixing things up barnacles which are detrimental to the propagation o f religious with self-seeking grafters? ideals as enunciated by our Lord. Bishops o f the church, like Did you win your election through the generous and faith the pair above named, have done more in their ecclesiastical ful efforts o f a small group o f friends, and after election did you capacity in the last ten years to hurt religion than all the Grants deliberately turn upon them and ignore their wishes and give aid and comfort to their enemies? and Briggses and other “ heretics” in the previous century. Did you promise repeatedly to appoint to office only men who I f one o f the “ saintly” defendants wants to challenge this statement, we have some thunder material that will rumble from actively had worked for your election, and then stultify yourself by appointing only men who had done nothing during the cam Portland to Kalamazoo. paign in behalf o f your ticket? W E ARE NOT REFERRIN G TO THE GOVERNOR. HE IS TRUE BLUE AND HONOR BRIGHT. THINKERS RULE THE WORLD This is warning to several contemptible fonr-flushers, who in It is natural that those who think shall govern those who due season will be kicked into the discard, and who never again toil, quoted a distinguished Oregonian Monday night in an ad will be able to bamboozle the public with fair promises and grand dress before a large Portland audience. stand plays. - True enough, indeed, but what’s going to happen when those who toil also exercise their mental powers and begin to think o f H O W TO W RITE FOR THE MOVIES their wrongs? . „ .... i Answering a Lady o f the Invisible Empire, who wants a In Russia for many years the great Count Tolstoi patiently theme fo r # cinema scenario: persuaded Ivan the Peasant to THINK. The result was the revo ! Visualize the planet Venus and the wondrous beings who lution. Those who can work and won’t, should not be allowed- to probably inhabit it. Suppose them as vastly superior to the eat, said Tolstoi. Each person who is able to work should be re earthlings, but terribly warlike and turbulent. They are divided, quired to produce at least as much as he consumes, he said. This as on earth, into races and tribes, groups and clans, each with won the peasant’s approval. By logical steps, Tolstoi and his co its king and chieftains. In addition to the faculties which hu workers awoke the mind o f the serf, and the result was a new mans possess, the Venusian’s anatomy includes electric organs, birth o f freedom. with modified muscular tracts and nerve connections, by means The revolution in Russia still is in progress. Out o f it may of which they give o r contact or can project to quite a distance come, within two decades', a nation o f orderly government, pros a powerful electric shock. These organs center in the head and perous and progressive. I chest region; and encase the entire body through taterul lines Those who think now- govern those who do not think. , ______ under the skin. The electro-motive force is under the influence God endowed man with brains, so that he might rule the1 o f the central nervous system, and the nerve* supplying the world. The purpose will be achieved. Education is expanding deadly organs are enormously developed. everywhere. Within fifty years, without devastating wars, illit-1 Suppose that a turbulent Klinflan king raised impious war eracy will be reduced to the lowest possible minimum, and the on Venus and were “ hurled headlong, flaming, with hideous ruin toilers will be doing their own thinking. | and combustion,’ down to our pretty little planet, landing in The • cabbage patch in Oregon. He recover* hi* strength and 1* taken in charge by kindly people. He teaches u* how to acquire and develop the bodily electrie system o f offense and defense, how to increase it to maximum by practice, ae with muscles, and how it is weakened by misuse or neglect. The Venusian weds e charming Oregon belle and their children are electro-physical wonders. Let twenty years elapse, and we have a tribe o f them— and then— and then— they keep to themselves the secret o f their power and they readily conquer the world. That’s the way— visualise something fantastic, grotesque, preposterous, improbable— free the reins o f fancy and go the limit. This is what most o f us want in the movie*— pictures to amuse and delight, to thrill and astound. When time per mits, we will write fo r amusement a sample scenario—but not for the Shylocks who pi-rate the writere’ art— no, thank you! MENACE TO AMERICA IN TABLOID FORM By William Lloyd Clark, Milan, III. “ What does it profit us if we win Democracy for all Europe, and Sacrifice our own Freedom to Papal Despotism! Read the following facte, and then roll up your sleeve# and get in action for VICTORY OVER THE COMMON FOE, THE MAN-GOD OF THE TIBER.” A fter pointing out that practically every department o f gov ernment is headed by Roman Catholics, he continues: “ Under the present (Democratic) administration, over two- thirds o f »the Ambassadors appointed to foreign countries ere Roman Catholics. “ Over 70 per cent o f the appointments o f President Wilson, ere Roman Catholics. “ “ Ten States have Catholic administrations. “ Thirty-one States now have Catholic Democratic committees. “ Twenty-one Steles have Catholic Republican committees. “ Roman CathoHca are in a majority in the eity councils of 15,000 towns end cities in the United States. “ Twenty thousand PUBLIC SCHOOLS have one-fourth Cath olic teacher*. “ Six hundred PUBLIC SCHOOLS now use Catholic Readers and teach from the Roman Catholic religion. “ New York, Chicago, Baltimore, Philadelphia. Buffalo, To ledo, Cleveland and St. Louis now employ over 76 per cent o f Catholic teachers in their PUBLIC SCHOOLS.” W H Y W ASTE GOOD LATHER ON AN ASS? + * It. is a waste o f lather to shave an ass. This is 8ur answer to an esteemed Klansman who asks us to comment on the rav ings o f a Portland “ magazinist” who has bean printing a mas* o f dirty lias about the Roman inquisition in Louisiana, charg ing murder and other crimes against the Klan. The pestiferous little scaramouch- gets paid his regular weekly pie-card for his abominable drooling. He i* beneath notice and the contempt o f honest man. Ha recently eulogized a Portland Jew, who once killed a woman te an outrageous and dastardly manner and es caped justice, as his “ prince,” etc., showing where he gets his oats. “ The ass knoweth its owner, and the ox it* master’* sta ll” CONSIDER MENACE OF THE JESUITS Did you know that tha Jesuits had been banished from Rome by mandate o f the outraged people? It is a fact. You know, o f course, that the Jesuits are swarming over the United States like a pest o f locusts in the land o f plenty. The Pope, the Jesuits, and the black-robed Knights o f Columbia have determined to make America Catholic, thus to establish %orld-wide dominion. This being true, it is justifiable to prophesy that the battle o f A r mageddon will be fought in this country. ‘l i s t / doubt not through the ages One increasing purpose runs. And the thoughts o f men are widened With the process o f the suns." The nation which controls the trade o f China is master o f the world. In this fact lies the germ o f a future war, for which America always should be prepared. INNOCENCE ' A y . J0 UV New World ^ Bjr Juli» C. Urmjr O YOU remember How la tha old dar« w » wur* uusbi Thal dealsl »ad repreaaion Wur« U m •ubsiaao» of religion? Thai Joy wsa ihs devtle o*a device? Thai ws abouid lira Only to erspar« lor M ATH I D And 4« »»u rasllae That th» world la halos trenoloreied? That oo oar aereen And In our literatura, T«S, even la our pulpiu. The Uoepel of JOT la bains preached? Every thins mow teaches Brery oell In the body toy* ■•Trepare to lire!“ Ufa has do llmttutlona Bscept what we oureelvei set; Health, ttappIneM. Prosperity Are oar heritage. “ 1 CAME. ' Mid lb# Mn.t.r, "That y» might have life. Lite n or« abundant“ As* ws may hava A bandant, radiant Ute HJUta AND NOW. Tha old world paaaath. TUB JOLLY NEW WORLD IS IIKHE (Prom Tha Nuuttlua. Dacambar ) M. & F . Unfair Say -M- Portland Unionists A trunks Da périmas! ■tern atilt Is «a liber'» saisir list by essaimes* role of the Port. Control Lsber t euurll, rap- all the trade», Monday, Bao. II. The rae»an» given ara I ha» a, rhlafty t Htenraliea warn« paid |# empleyaa, mostly wa Stria, who |»( th mhilmam of N t week. It ws* or ftrl, bo » ot or • might lu Pertieed. or •u n rk pitifully »mell Eueetten sf te re . Si fanal of J. Veter, allowed head of til« d m , te Madder the*« p t e v aa«ws «I labor with a view I« um i ruhte adjustment. Tbs tur*r*t part sf Ihs pairos, age of Holer I Fresh, nmsnnt- la* te militen» of dollars saaoul. ly. Is said te reme from the »tea* der parson of the poor. Fer then* reaaeaa (be working folk «f Portland har« See lured Mater A Freak te he an fair, and are tmpl«rta* a right-thinking pablte te Madder their griev- UNU Here’« the laddar of » uccmi : 100$— I did. »0% —! will. I cun. • «., T0%—I think 1 can. *0%— I might 80%—t think I might. 10% -W hul 1« It? *0%—1 wish I could. 20%—I don't know how. 10%—I don't 0%—I won't By Frank Carleton Teek (W ritten for The W estern Ajneriran) I called the Boy to my knee one day and I said: “ You’re just past four— Tiny Tim, obaervlng hi» father try Will you laugh in that same light-hearted way when you’ve ing on hi» new lodge robe, waa asked: “Well, «on. what do you think of l t r turned, ‘‘I'd like to know it you have on panta Say, thirty more?” under that night-gown,” the wl»e Then I thought o f a past that I’d fain erase— young hopeful replied. More clouded skies than blue— And I anxiously gazed in his upturned face, fo r it seemed to y ; “ DID YOU?” T Ht KLANSMAN * KREED i * The Klanemen accept the I pressed my lips to his tiny own, American-» ('.reed aa the beet summary: And I said to the Boy, “ Heigh-ho! "We believe in the Ualted Those lips are as sweet as the hay new-mown— ’ SUtea of Amerloa—a govern Will you keep them always so?” Then back from those years came a rakish song, With a ribald jest or two, And I looked at the child, who knew.no wrong— And he answered me: “ DID YOU ?” ! looked in his eyes— big, brown and clear, And I cried: “ ©, Boy o f mine! Will you keep them clear in the after-years— Will you leave no heart to pine?” Then back from the past came another’s eyes— Sad eye* o f tear-dimmed blue— Did he know they were not his mother’s eyes?— For he answered me: “ DID Y O U ?” ment of the people, by the'peo ple, for the people, whoee Juat lower* tr* derived from the coneent ef the governed; a de mocracy In a republic; • »over- alga OAtlon of many aoverelgm atates; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon tboie principle» of freedom, equality, Justice and humanity for which American patriot» aac- rlflced Ibelr live» and fortune». We, therefore, believe it la our duty to our country to love U; to »upport It» Conn tit nt Ion; to obey It» law*; to reapect It* flag, and to defend It agalnat *11 anemia»."