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THE MORNING "OREGONIAN, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1923
BEDS 51 CHINESE,
PHOTOGRAPH OF GREAT FIRE WHICH DESTROYED HAMMOND MILL COMPANY'S PLANT AT ASTORIA.
SAYS BISHOP ROOT
Far East Begins to Question
. Tradition, Is Warning.
ORIENT HELD CHANGING
When an artist sits down to make a picture he asks
himself two questions:
Prelate From Hankow Speaks at
Mass Meeting In Connection
, With Episcopal Sessions.
Hfhat is the thing1 I want to show?"
The Russian-Chinese border is
more than 2000 miles Ions, no po
litical line of demarcation can shut
out propaganda, and as a result, bol
shevlsm is the most active influence
in Chinese life today.
So warned the Right Rev. Logan
H. Roots, bishop of Hankow, China,
at a missionary mass meeting held
last night in connection with the
Episcopal general convention at the
As a result of these doctrines from
red Russia, a large question mark
is the standard of modern China.
The laws are Questioned, the cus
toms questioned, the doctrines that
have stood for thousands of years
are in peril. The home life and the
family, the basis of all Chinese life
are in the balance; young China,
filled with bolshevist doctrines, is
even questioning the worth of the
doctrine of filial piety, the highest
of all oriental virtues, he declared.
East Declare Ckangiag.
"The unchanging east is the chang
ing east," Bishop Root explained to
an audience of 2000 who assembled
to hear a series of addresses on
the work of the church, in mission
"China, and for that matter Ja
nan and India, are undergoing a tre
mendous process of the transforma
tion of their national life. Bolsheviki
propaganda is the most active in
fluence in Chinese life today. We
Americans must be aware of that
"The Industrial life of the orient
?s changing. Just before I sailed
to attend this convention I met an
American friend in Hankow who
boasted that he had just sold a
million dollars' worth of American
cotton spinning machinery to a new
mill which is being erected in that
city. That mill is going to affect the
very lives and existences of hun
dreds of thousands of people. Unless
we Americans instill a Christian
conscience and public opinion in
China that will prevent these thou
sands of workers from being ex
ploited, our accomplishment . will
Women in Orient Awakening.
"There is a women's movement in
the orient. The women of China,
Japan and India are awakening. In
i'hina the move is just as signifi
cant as in the United States. We
must safeguard the lives pf those
;eople by providing them with a
Christian character to protect them j
in the new order.
"Even the language of China is
changing. With the thousands of
young Chinese being educated in
our American colleges Tale, Har
vard, Michigan, California and Co
lumbia they are taking back to the
orient a new intelligence and a new
"The classical old Chinese tongue
:s disappearing. In its place is sub
stituted vernacular. The old Chinese
scholar of a generation ago could
rot read the present language, and
if he did, he would be struck with
'lorror by the thoughts which are
Bishop Roots, who has been nomi
. nated as head of the Federated
Christian council of all Christian
forces in the orient, and whose po
sition as such now rests with the
house of bishops, pleaded for more
unification among Christians and
declared that he could see no dif
ference in the work being done by
the various religious bodies in the
Home Work Important.
"And if you want to be able to
teach Christianity to these peoples
the place to begin is at home, to
:.reat your' black, red and yellow
brothers here as brothers," he said.
If you cannot, you had better re
call your missionaries."
Christianity, he explained, is be
ing adopted by the ancient native
religions of the orient, the Buddhists
and Confucianists accepting the doc
trine of the universal brotherhood
Four other missionary bishops,
Thurston of Oklahoma, Colmore of
Porto Rico, LaMothe of Honolulu
nd Touret of Idaho, also spoke on
the work in their particular dis
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VIEW OF COIVPUAGRATIOIV.
-Photo by Woodfield, Astoria.
BURNED MILL INSURED
LOSS AT ASTORIA ESTIMATED
AT $750,000 TO $1,000,000.
METHODIST SESSION DUE
CHURCH CONFERENCE BE
GINS IN VANCOUVER TODAY.
J50 Western Washington Minis
ters Expected to Attend
From Four Districts.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Sept. 12.
(Special.) The annual session of
the Puget Sound conference of the
Methodist church will begin here
tomorrow and continue until some
time next Monday, with three daily
sessions. Bishop Charles Wesley
Burna. of Helena, Mont, will pre-
s'de. There will be 250 ministers
present from western Washington
many being accompanied by their
wives. Four districts, Bellingham,
Seattle, Tacoma and Vancouver dis
tricts, will be represented.
A movement has been inaugurated
to raise a fund of $500,000 which
will be invested and the income
from this will be used for the bene
fit of retired, ministers. Rev. W. H.
Baker, field agent for conference
claimants, who has been working oil
raising this fund for the past year,
will have a. very satisfactory report
to make. It is understood that quite
a considerable portion has already
The committee on examining the
applicants for the ministry met to
&y. Tonight the anniversary of the
board of conference, claimants met
in the Methodist church, where most
of the sessions will be held. 'Rev.
Thomas W. Lane presided. The use
of the First Presbyterian church
has been tendered by Rev. Charles
E. Baskerville, for overflow meet
ings. The actual conference will begin
at 8:30 o'clock tomorrow morning
in the Methodist church with the
sacrament of the Lord's Supper, fol
lowed by a memorial service for
the members of the conference who
have died since the last conference.
The conference will then organ
ize, committees will be appointed,
and the secretary and treaeurer se
Fire at Hammond Lumber Com
pany's Plant Put Out After
Long and Hard Fight.
ASTORIA," Or., Sept. 12. (Spe
cial.) The fire at the Hammond
Lumber company's mill just east of
this city was extinguished at an
early hour this morning after de
stroying property variously esti
mated at between S750.000 and
$1,000,000. Definite figures will not
be obtainable until J. A. Rankin,
superintendent of the Plant, and
George B. McLeod, norhwest man
ager of the company, . return from
California. It is understood, how
ever, the plant was insured for a
large amount. It is estimated that
approximately . 7,000,000 feet of
lumber was destroyed while the
buildings burned included th main
mill, two dry kilns, electric power
house, planing mill, machine shops
and filing rooms. "
Several million feet of lumber
stored on the outer wharf was
saved, as were the office buildings,
store, hotel and numerous resi
dences belonging to the company.
To prevent the flames reaching the
latter, portions of the wharf at the
rear of the mill were dynamited. No
one was seriously injured during
the blaze, although there were
number of narrow escapes. Roy
Kizer, assistant foreman at- the
mill, end ten assistants while
fighting the fire were caught In
the second floor of the drying sheds
and : were forced to run about 250
feet through the seething flames to
the north end of the structure and
to abandon about 1000 feet of fire
hose. The huge steel and concrete
consumer, although warpedj and
twisted by the intense ' heat, still
MILL OFFICIALS ARE AWAY
Rebuilding of Plant at Astoria
Not Definitely Known.
Oving to the absence of G. B.
McCloud, vice-president and man
ager for Oregon of the Hammond
Lumber company, it could not be
ltfarned here yesterday whether
that concern plans on the immedi
ate rebuilding of the plant at As
toria destroyed by fire Monday.
A large number of the officials
of that company were in confer
ence at Eureka, Cal., at the time of
the fire. Mr. McCioud was at that
gathering and he plans to go to
San Francisco before returning
here. It is considered likely that
when he returns he will be able to
announce definitely what the com
pany plans, .
It was said yesterday at the
Portland office of the company that
the mill at Astoria was practically
covered by insurance so; that the
loss to the company will be small.
STATE BODY WILL MEET
Parent-Teacher Association to
Convene Next Month.
EUGENE, Or., Sept. 12, (Special.)
The annual convention of the Ore
gon State Parent-Teacher associa
tion will be held in Eugene October
25-2S, these dates having been se
lected by Mrs. J. F. Hill of Portland,
president of the state body. Mrs.
Hill will be in Eugene October 1
to confer with local officials con
cerning the programme, according
to word received from her today.
It Is expected that 100 delegates will
be her for the meetings, in addi
tion to prominent educators of the
An extensive schedule of discus
sions and addresses, bearing on va
rious aspects of school problems, and
co-operation between parents and
teachers, is being prepared ' for the
BISHOP PADDOCK QUITS
(Continutd From First Fge.)
proved by both houses at the con
vention of 1925.
Merriment was occasioned when
Bishop Charles M. Beckwith of Ala
bama, immediately alter me result
was announced, rose and facetiously
suggested that a commission should
now devise some law whereby
women married under the old serv
ice may be relieved of the obedience
"The women nave done that for
themselves," sang out Bishop Fred-
trick F. Reese- o Georgia, ia a re
tort that convulsed bishops, as well
as visitors in the house.
The resignation of Bishop Pad
dock was accepted in the secret
council session, which lasted much
longer than the time that had been
allotted for its consideration. It
was accepted "because of disabil
ity," it was subsequently reported,
this having been the phrase used by
Bishop Paddock in submitting his
Accompanying the vote accepting
the resignation will be filed the re
port of the special committee which
recommended its acceptance -in a
brief statement containing .these
"As Bishop Paddock's medical spe-
'cialists have agreed that 'an invalid's
chair or worse' will be ahead for him
If he continues, his work in eastern
Oregon, there is no course open to
this house but to accept his resig
Resignation la Regretted.
"Tour committee knows, however
that Bishop Paddock's resignation
will be received with profound re
gret. We shall lose from the mis
sionary field a leader whose work
has been of a peculiarly apostolic
character. His life in the episcopate
has been conspicuous for its self
denial and saintlinesb. The whole
church has been watching with the
deepest interest an experiment in
self-support unique in the mission
ary history of the American church.
It is a cause of sorrow to us all
that Bishop Paddock is not able to
go on with Tiis attempt, which has
produced results beneficial to this
, "We pray that his recovery may
be speedy and that he soon may be
able to continue his work for the
It is taken for granted that the
house of deputies will concur in ac
eeptance of the resignation. Such
action leaves him a bishop in the
church, but on the "resigned" ros
ter.- He will still be entitled to a
seat and vote in -the house of
After the house of bishops had
dissolved its council session it took
up consideration of prayer book
changes. Proposed changes in the
order of confirmation were quickly
disposed of and then followed con
sideration or the marriage cere
mony changes. A second important
revision here proposed was that of
dropping the pledge of the bride
groom "and . with all my worldly
goods I thee endow.1 "
This proposed omission brought
more lively and clashing debate. In
the end It was discovered tht most
of the bishops were in favor of, the
spirit of the phrase seeking to make
the man promise to support hie wife
and family, but not with the present
phraseology. It was accordingly
voted to recommit this matter to
the committee.- It is expected that
when the house this morning takes
up the matter of revision at this
point a new and eultably phrased
promise by the bridegroom may be
"Bhe question of the status of
legislation urging the vote for
suffragan bishops. has become a sore
spot in this house, with some mem
bers critical of the attitude of
William C. Brown, chairman, in his
interpretation, made yesterday, that
the whole matter has been killed.
Following reconsideration of the
matter and adoption of amendments
granting the vote to suffragans by
the house of bishops came the dis
closure that the house of deputies
had indetinltely postponed action
on the same amendments.
By some bishops it is held that
tire deputies violated a rule of prac
tice in neither concurring -nor de
clining to concur with the upper
house. On this ground they hold
that the whole subject may be reopened.
Chairman Brown ruled against
this view with a show of asperity.
It is possible that a bitter contro
versy may rise over' the muddle.
Sacramental Wine Is Issne.
At the morning session of bishops
petition calling for authorization
of the use' of unfermented wine in
the church sacraments was present
ed. This came in the form of a me
morial from the diocese of Los An
gles and was referred to the prel
ates by Bishop J. H. Johnson of
this diocese. The petitlo'n was aB
We, -the undersigned clergy and
laity of the diocese of Los Angeles,
Cal do ask your honorable body
to consider the use of unfermented
fruit of the vine' at the holy sac
rament and to grant a change there
to, or at least give permission to
use the same to those priests and
persons to whom this subject has
become a question of conscience."
The petition wa referred to the
committee on memorials, and peti
THa-Tion waul Mathews of h ( n
cese of New Jersey offered a resolu
tlon which would effect a measure
of affiliation with the Hungarian
Reformed church. This affiliation,
he said, is a matter that "bristles
with difficulties and abounds in op
portunities." The resolution was
referred to a special committee.
WOMEN'S CAUSE UTS
PLACE IN CHURCH DEPUTIES
APPROVED IN REPORT.
had approved loan applications ag
gregating $6,955,900. Loan claims
actually paid number 1313 and total
Convention Bodies Delay Con
, sideration of Proposal ; Oppo
sition. Is Expected.
The. radical departure of admit
ting women to membership in the
house of deputies of the Episcopal
church is given approval in the re
port of the joint commission on
woman's work In the church, which
was,' made public yesterday.
In recommending that the lower
hotise be opened to women the re
port says cognizance was taken of
the equality given women in the
new testament and to the fact that
the nation has granted the political
franchise to her. The report states
that the committee acted adversely
on the suggestion that a third house,
to be composed of women only, be
The report recites that in response
tp a questionnaire "thoroughly cir
culated" among church leaders it
obtained expressions favoring ad
mission of women to councils of the '
church on equal terms with laymen.
On this proposal, for instance, it
states that 36 bishops of the church
voted approval and 29 opposed.
Thirty-two diocesan officers favor
ed admission of women and but 12
The commission presents the reso
lution through which it seeks to
have the change effected. In gen
eral it proposes that where the
term layman is used there shall be
substituted the phrase "lay commu
nicants." Neither house of the convention
has yet taken up consideration of
this proposal. Ther is a strong
belief, especially, among women at
the convention, that they will win
the Tight to seats" in the lower
nouses This is not to be taken for
granted, however, as there will be
something of a fight over the reso
lution proposed by tne commission.
The report was signed by Right
Rev. William Ford Nichols, bishop
of California, as chairman, and
Herbert II. Powell, of San Fran
cisco, as secretary.
BISHOP TALKS TO CLUB
Kiwanians Entertain Episcopal
Visitors at Luncheon.
' 'The regular meeting of the Ki
wanis club yesterday at luncheon
was held in honor of about 25 mem
bers of various Kiwanis clubs
throughout the country who are in
the city as delegates to the trien
nial convention of, the Episcopal
The principal speaker of the day
was Bishop Harold S. Longley of
Iowa, who spoke on the subject,
"The One Thing the World Needs."
He emphasized the necessity of busi
ness men, laboring men, and whole
nations of men "getting next to
God." The secondary speaker was
B. Randolph Bias of West Virginia,
who ,spok& on the close relation be
tween West Virginia and Oregon in
a historical sense, mentioning Lewis
and Clarke as hailing originally
from his state. Miss Lola Kernan
sang several soprano numbers, ac
companied by Mrs. Winifred Wor
rell. The chairman for the. day was
Rev. Walter Nugent of the Central
Presbyterian church. '
LIM SEEKS SHUT
LECTURER TO OPEN SPECIAL
COURSE IS CONSIDERED.
Choice Lies Between Editor
Manchester Gnardian and
Hendrik Van Loon.
Who will be the celebrity to open
the library's special lecture course,
on November 24, was a topic for
discussion at the monthly "meeting
of the board of directors last night.
Among those mentioned, and who
will be available, were S. K. Ratcliff,
editor of the Manchester Guardian;
Hamlin Garlana and Hendrik Van
Loon. Sentiment was for the se
lection of either Mr. Radcliff or Mr.
Van Loon, or both, if their datings
will permit consecutive appear
Despite the fact that August is
a dull month- in all public libraries,
the past August broke all records
in contrast with the same month in
Miss Mulherron, head librarian,
reported to the board the appoint
ment of pew assistants, as follows:
Miss Mary K Murphy, who nas
succeeded Miss Edith Will as libra
rian of the Rose City Park library,
comes to Portland directly ..from
Miss Dorothy Watson, new assist
ant In the catalog department, was
on the Portland staff some yeas
Miss Lenore Casford, assistant In
the school department, comes from
Miss Helen Hogeland, assistant in
the East Portland library, has had
college work in the University of
MINISTERS ACCEPT BID
Religious Films of Episcopal
Church Are to Be Viewed.
Announcement was made yester
day that the Portland Ministerial
association has accepted an invita
tion to view the motion pictures of
the social service department of
the Episcopal general convention
Wednesday and Thursday nights of
nextSTtveek. The pictures will be
shown in the main hall of the mu
nicipal auditorium, starting at 8
Rev. Charles N. Lathrop, execu
tive secretary of the department of
social service, extended the invita
tion to the ministerial association
and yesterday received favorable
response. He said that his depart
ment's entire collection of pictures
dealing with religious education and"
social service will be shown to the
ministers and people of Portland
who care to view them on these
'What is the best way of showing it?"
be one reason why pictures sometimes
tell more than words do.
A good picture of the thing yoi
rouse the imagination of the reader,
self owning this thing and using it.
have to sell
He can see him
He feels a desire
He considers buying it.
A good picture can do these things.
But a good picture demands good printing, and
good printing requires good paper.
. Printers understand this. A careful printer will, if
his customer lets him, select a paper for a job of print
ing that will print pictures the way they jshould be
Your printer can help you to better business by the
use vof better printing.
"Making it Easy to Plan Printing"
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better direct advertising which
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on application to distributors of
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143 Bonus Claims Approved.
SALEM, Or., Sept. 12.- "(Special.)
The world war veterans state aid
commission, at a meeting held here
today, passed upon cash claims In
the amount of $23,250.. The com
mission ordered the payment of
50 loan claims aggregating $140,000'
and approved 12 loan claims total- I
Ing $355,000. Up until tonight the
commission had paid 18,707 cash
claims amounting to $1,243,962, and
Harrison Almiron Bailey.
SALEM, Or., Sept. 12. (Special!
Funeral services for Harrison Al
miron Bailey, who was killed by be
ing run down by a Southern Pacific
train near Los Angeles, September
5, will be held here tomorrow. Mr.
Bailey was 34 years old and is sur
vived by Ms parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Alonzo Bailey; his widow, and sev
eral brothers and sisters, , all of
Salem. The body arrived here to
day. Mr. Bailey lived in Salem
prior to locating In California a few
Mrs. Marie Lubbens.
OREGON CITT, Or., Sept. 12.
(Special.) Funeral services for Mrs.
Marie Dubbens, wife of Bernard
Lubbens of Aurora, were held Tues
day afternoon at the Lutheran
church, with Rev. W. R. Kraxberger
of Oregon City officiating! Mrs.
Lubbens was a pioneer resident of
the Macksburg community, having
moved recently to Aurora. She was
53 years old. An only son was
drowned two years ago, and the
husband is the only survivor.
Mrs. Elizabeth W. Scadding.
Word was received here yesterday
of the death of, Mrs. Eliaabeth
Winder Scadding in Toronto, Can
ada, at the age of 85. Mrs. Scad
ding, a former resident of Portland,
was the widow of the late Bishop
Henry Simcoe Scadding of the Epis
copal church and mother of the late
Right Rev. Charles Scadding, bishop
of Oregon, predecessor to Bishop
Sumner. The Scaddings originally
came from Toronto and made a
host of acquaintances in this city.
H. Crawford Scadding of Toronto is
a surviving son of Mrs. Scadding.
Miss Ruth Snyder.
Funeral services for Miss Ruth
Snyder, who died after a short ill
ness at Emanuel hospital last Mon
day afternoon, will be held at the
Woodstock Methodist Episcopal
church this morning at 11 o'clock.
Rev. Walton Sklpworth and Rev.
L. C. Foot w'ill officiate. Interment
will be at Rose City Park cemetery.
Miss Snyder was well known at
Franklin high school and in Wood
stock, where she lived. Previous to
entering Franklin she attended
Woodstock grammar echool. She
was also an active member and
worker of the Methodist Episcopal
church and the P'pworth league.
She was born at Colorado Springs,
Colo., andcame to Portland in early
childhood. She Is survived by her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Snyder
of this city, and her brother and
sister, Lawrence and Edith Snyder.
AV. J. Hewitt.
STAYTOM, Or., Sept. 12. (Spe
cial.) W. J. Hewitt, of Stayton
dropped dead yesterday while at
work at the C3ardnT Bro.' flour
mill, where he had been employed
several years. He had been a mif
fcrer from heart trouble nd it in
thought the excecxive beat hrouwlil
on the attack wht;h proved fatal
Ills widow and two sons xurvivc
FOSSIL, Or., Hept. 12. (Special 1
Funeral services for Ituth (Srlffin.
aged 5, who was accidentally run
over and killed by her father, were
held Sunday, September ID. lit I lie
Christian church. Rev. C. A. Si:iis
having charge of the service. Inter
ment was made in the Masonic
cemetery. She was the only claim li
ter of Mr. and Mrs. (leoriie Grlliin.
Kdlefden n can deliver now. Adv.
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Oldsmobile 7-passenger; a good late model car
Essex Touring, looks and runs like new
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