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TIIE MORNING OEEGOXIAN, 'WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 13, 1922
PROMINENT CHURCHMEN IN ATTENDANCE AT EPISCOPALIAN GENERAL CONVENTION
AT NARCOTICS EVIL
Episcopalians to Put Views
One Pastor of Diplomats
and High Officials.
'Before Secretary of State
RELIGIOUS TEACHING UP
OTHER OF PHILADELPHIA
Resolution Adopted by House of
Deputies Favoring "Week-Day
System of Instruction.
An attack on the narcotics evil
end an expression of the determina
tion of the church to do all in its
tower to suppress this traffic were
the features of yesterday's sessions
of the house of deputies of the gen
eral convention of the Episcopal
With a view of calling- the atten
tion of the government to the phys
leal, mental, moral and spiritual
menace which the illicit drug trade
presents to the nation, the house
ordered the appointment of a com
mittee of three to draw up a suit
able memorial for presentation to
the secretary of state, outlining the
church's views on the evil.
Other routine matters and the
continuation of the work In prayer
took revision kept the house busy
for nhe rest of the day. A Joint
meeting- with the house of bishops,
at which the subject of Christian
education was considered, was the
oWier event on yesterday's pro
An attempt to hold up further
work in the prayer-book revision
met with little success at the morn
ing session, when the house refused
to consider a resolution by George
E. Henry, lay delegate from Iowa.
Henry claimed that this resolution
was simply a peace move designed
to prevent endless argument on a
very controversial subject.
The narcotics evil came to the at
tention of the convention in the re
port of the committee on social
service, presented by Rev. James A.
Freeman, of Washington, D. C. The
report contained the resolution, and
before the question went to the
house. Rev. W. H. Bliss, of the dio
cese of Olympia, stepped to the
speaker's rostrum and in 15 minutes
made one of the most sweeping and
thorough indictments of narcotics
ever uttered in so short a time.
Rev. Mr. Bliss, a Washington man
thoroughly conversant with the sub
ject by reason of his association
with the White Cross, declared that
one person out of every 60 in Amer
ica is a slave of morphine, cocaine
or opium and that the drug traffic
on the Pacific coast is far more se
rious that in the east on account of
the proximity of this coast to the
"The opium menace is far greater
than the alcoholic menace was in its
palmiest days; it is an international
question, one that demands concert
ed action by the whole world. Drugs
are being shipped from New York
for sale in open market in the orient
for the debauchery of China; 40 tons
of morphine were manufactured for
sale in the United States in the past
year," Rev. Mr. Bliss declared.
Drug Evil Big Menace.
"The drug menace is one of the
greatest evils facing the nation. I
ask you gentlemen to study this
question so that, when you return
to your homes, you may be able to
lay the seriousness of the situation
before your people."
Following Rev. Mr. Bliss' state
ments. Dr. Freeman, chairman of the
committee, asked members of the
convention who had knowledge of
the subject to Bubmit such informa
tion to the committee in order that
a proper presentation of the matter
might be made to the secretary-of
state at Washington.
Mr. Henry's attempt to hold up the
prayer-book revision work is inter
preted as another effort of an ele
ment which opposes any change in
the ritual or prayers of the church.
His resolution calling for a "sifting
committee" to consider the published
revision was held to be a move that
would simply put over the revision
work for another three years.
The Episcopal church will favor
the week-day religious instruction
system, according to a resolution
passed by the house. This system
which has received considerable at
tention of late, is simply a practice
of excusing public school children at
an early hour in order to allow them
a devote a certain portion of their
school time each day to religious In
struction at the parish church.
Reports Are Introduced.
A number of reports, resolutions
ana memorials were introaucea.
George Zabriskie of New York,
chairman of the board of trustees of
the General Theological school,, read
a report of that institution's work.
By a unanimous vote the convention
continued the board in power for
another three years.
A resolution of sympathy for the
Christian people of Smyrna, who
were recently brought under Turk
rule, was presented by Rev. W. H.
Van Allen of Boston and passed.
Over an hour's time was spent in
the discussion of the plan of the
prayer book revision committee to
divide the well-known hymn, "Te
Deum," into three verses. The argu
ments, based principally on theolog
ical lines, were both for and against
the measure. The board finally
adopted the plan.
The matter of the proper place for
the new prayer for the president
and the nation came before the
bouse, but on a point of order was
ruled out. The house adopted the
new prayer Monday.
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JONES' CHANCES HURT
FRIENDS OF SOCIALIST BISH.
OP IXJCKE HIS CAUSE.
Placarding of Walls With Plea
for 'Justice to This Godly Man'
May Prove Boomerang.
Although an Episcopal vacancy In
the missionary district of eastern
Oregon now exists in the Episcopal
church, due to the acceptance of the
resignation yesterday of Bishop
Robert L. Paddock, it is not thought
in church circles that Bishop Paul
Jones, a socialist, who has been
mentioned for the position, has a
chance for the honors.
The efforts of Bishop Jones'
friends to boost his chances for re
admission to active church work,
by the placarding of walls and tele
phone poles near the auditorium,
calling on the bishops to "do Jus
tice to this godly young man," prob
ably will prove a boomerang to his
According to church rules, the
matter of Bishop Jones reassign
ment to active duty cannot come up
ntil the house is ready for nom
ination of bishops. This will be
some little time.
Rumors were common about the
auditorium yesterday to the effect
that Bishop Jones had 10 friends in
the house who would vote for as
signment to the eastern Oregon dis
trict. There is a considerable ele
'ment, especially those who were ac
tive In war work, who oppose his
return for patriotic reasons. The
common opinion is that the deposed
prelate will have little chance of
being given a diocese or a mission
Bishop Jones, who was in charge
Left, upper Rev. James E. Free
man, pastor of the church of the
Epiphany, Washington, D. C.( left,
lower Rev. Floyd W. Tompkins,
pastor of the church of the Holy
Trinity, Philadelphia; right, np
per Kven biahopa relax. On the
upper step are Bishops -William C.
Brown and Daniel T. Huntington,
caught by the photographer as
they were resting between sessions )
right, lowers Rt. Rev. Clinton S.
Qulnn, bishop coadjutor of Texas,
the "athletic" bishop of the church.
of the missionary district of Utah
during the war was forced to re
sign his charge because of unpatri
otic utterances. He is still a bishop
and may be returned to active duty
by the house of bishops. At present,
he is the chairman of the Church
Socialist league with headquarters
in New York.
Bishop Jones, though He is en
titled to sit in deliberations, is not
present at the general convention.
When the bishops took the vote
on leaving out the words "obey'
and "serve" from the marriage serv
ice, they were careful not to call
for a rollcall so that their votes
could be recorded. However, it was
noted that Bishop Sumner voted to
have the words retained. The vote
was pretty close, at that 36-27,
with several not voting.
A bootblack seldom has shiny
shoes, the cobbler's children go
bare-footed. Which may account for
the fact that the mass meeting of
the department of publicity the
other night got so little publicity.
A very small gathering turned out
to hear about this wonderful new
development in religious work. Then,
too, it was very warm, and from
previous records at mass meetings
I and other gatherings, everyone must
have, been keeping up a hard pace
during the first few days of the
Those who were there heard a
wonderfully interesting story of the
development of the idea of using the
public press for the purpose of ad
vancing the caue of Christ and his
All speakers commented upon the
fine co-operation of the press in
"All about the bishops," yelled out
an energetic newsie in front of the
Multnomah until he was warned
that unless he changed his cry
either all - his papers would be
bought up or there would be no
bishops left In town to buy them.
There was some uncertainty the
other day about the vote of the dele
gation from Tennessee. They voted
both ways on a subject and then
did not know on which side of the
fence they stood. A certain member
of the delegation from Alabama
jjjeaned over and In a stage whisper
said to them, "You re a fine lot. You
don't know your ayes from your
noes." (Eyes from your nose,
ALTJMXI DIXXER TO BE HELD
Ex-Students of Episcopal School
Will Meet With Bishops.
A dinner for the friends and
alumni of the Episcopal Theological
school of Cambridge, Mass., will be
held at the University club this
evening at 6 o'clock. Right Rev.
William-Lawrence, ex-dean of the
school, now Bishop of Massachu
setts, win act as toastmaster, and
Right Rev. Herman Page, bishop of
Spokane, will preside. The speakers
will be Bishops Gailor of Tennessee,
Brent of western New York, Man
ning of New York and Talbot of
Eethlehem, and Dr. Alexander Mann,
president of the house of deputies.
Among the alumni who will speak
on the general topic, "The Spirit of
the Episcopal Theological School,"
will be Bishops Roots of Hankow,
China, and Sanford of San Joaquin;
Dr. C. L Slattery, bishop coadjutor
elect of Massachusetts; Rew. W. G.
Tliayer of St. Mark's school, South-
orough, Mass.; Rev. Joseph Dunn
of Lynchburg, "Va., and Rev. George
H. Thomr.s of Cntcago.
In addition to the alumni of the
school a number of prominent lay
men interested In educating young
men for the ministry of the church
will be present.
ITH talk of a concordat with
various Christian bodies n
the air, it is interesting to
note that already the idea has be,en
extended even farther. Dr. James
Freeman of Washington, D. C, Iras
entered into a concordat with a
It happened thusly: Some time
ago the doctor was invited to preaeh
at the Free synagogue in New York.
The rabbi-in-chief of the synagogue
is Dr. Stephen S. Wise who, by the
Way, was at one time a resident of
Dr. Freeman naturally chose an
Old Testament text for his sermon.
So well were he and his exposition
or the scripture liked that one
young Jew in the congregation rose
and asked if resolutions were in
order. Rabbi Wise replied that they
were. The young man then re
solved that Dr. Freeman b elected
an assistant rabbi of the Free syna
gogue. The motion rA.her stumped
Rabbi Wise for awhile, but in his
gallant and courteous way he arose
to the occasion. He called for a
rising vote, and everyone in the
audience stood up. Dr. , Freeman
was thereupon declared duly elected
an assistant rabbi of the congrega
tion. "Your duties, Rabbi Freeman,"
sa'd Rabbi Wise, "will be to preach
an annual sermon to this congre
gation." "The committee on unfinished
business will meet at noon under the
secretary's desk," announced the
Right Rev. Lewis W. Burton, D. D.,
bishop of Lexington.
The late Bishop Potter of New
York was the butt as well as the
author of many a joke. On the oc
casion of the meeting of the general
convention in San Francisco he was
the guest of W. H. Crocker, who is
a delegate to this convention. Met
on the street in front of his host's
house by a comparative stranger,
he was asked: "Is this Crocker's
pottery?" "No, but this is Potter's
crockery," he replied, pointing to
So great is the din in the lobbies,
dining rooms and corridors of the
Multnomah that for the first time
in history the bell boys have to use
megaphones to get their calls heard.
And even then It is almost impossi
ble to distinguish what they say.
One of the largest groups to make
the pilgrimage from the more or less
effete east to the more or less wild
west was that under the chaperon
age of Rt. Rev. Charles P. Anderson,
D. D., bishop of Chicago. His party
comprised nearly a score, including
his own family, Mrs. Anderson and
their two beautiful daughters; the
Rev. and Mrs. E. J. Randall and
their likewise charming and like
wise two daughters, Mrs. Clinch and
ditto daughter (one only), the Rev.
Walter Bihler, Mr. and Mrs. George
A. Mason and son Allan, Mr. and
Mrs. C. B. Camp and Judge J. B.
Holdom and wife.
They came through the Canadian
Rockies, stopping at all the points
of interest, and taking numerous
side trips by horseback and motor. 1
A good many years ago Bishop An
derson traveled several hundred
miles through the United States and
Canadian Rockies by horseback.
The Rt. Rev. Frederic W. Keator,
D. ., bishop of the neighboring
diocese of Olympia, is an intimate
friend of ex-President Taft. The
ex-president once tooK advantage
of that friendship to tell one on the
It was at a meeting of the league
to enforce peace, held in the audi
torium, where now the convention
is meeting.. Mr. Taft was in the
midst of his talk when he observed
his old friend down in the audience.
He stopped short and looked at him
for a minute or two.
"I see an old friend of mine be
fore me," said Mr. Taft, "and I would
like to tell you a story about him.
One time when he was making the
trip back east a very friendly and
interested porter took solicitous
care of him.
" 'Senator,' he said, 'doan you
think you had bettah sid on dis
side so de sun won't shine right on
you?" said the porter. 'I'm not a
senator,' answered the bishop. Then
after a while he came back. 'Gov
ernor, let me close dat window a
little, so de dust won't bother you,'
said the porter.
" 'Porter, I'm not a governor,' in
sisted the bishop. 'Judge,' said the
porter, returning after a while with
a pillow, 'Judge, let me put dis pil
low under your head so you can
rest.' Tow look here, porter,' an
swered the bishop, 'I'm not a sen
ator, nor am I a governor, and I
am not a judge. I am only a bishop.'
Union High School to Open.
GRESHAM, Or., Sept. 12. (Spe
cial.) Union high school will open
its doors next Monday and expects
a heavy enrollment. The following
teachers -will represent the school:
Roy E. Cannon, principal; Katherine
D. Waite, science; W. H. Rutherford,
history, cTvics and bookkeeping;
Miriam Inglish, mathematics; Ellen
Evans, Spanish and mathematics
William S. Averill, agriculture; Es
ther Wheeler, Latin and English;
Shirley Swallow,. English; Minnie
Shrepel, domestic science and art;
Dorothy Dickey, music and physical
education for girls; W. D. Evans,
commercial and history; Esther M.
Gardner, commercial; Eve Hutchin
son, English; Norma Lee Peck, li
brarian, and Lyle R. Mason, office
Both In Attendance at Episcopal
Convention, Both Close
Friends and Writers.
Two of America's leading preach
ers are in attendance at the Episco
pal convention. One is the pastor of
diplomats, government officials,
representatives ana senators. The
other heads the leading church of
The Rev. James E. Freeman D. D.,
is pastor of the Church of the
Epiphany at Washington.- General
Pershing is one of his communicants.
Major-General LeJeune, major-general
commandant of the marine
corps, Is another. Representative
Ballinger is the head of his Bible
The Church of the Epiphany is
recognized as the Washington home
of officials and legislators of the
Episcopalian faith. It is Washing
ton's largest church, seating more
than 1500 persons.
Dr. Freeman, besides being one ot
the foremost ministers of the capital
city, is prominent in civic and gov
ernmental work. .At present he is
acting on 27 different commissions
organized by thegovernment and
functioning for its benefit.
Pulpit Filled 23 Years.
Rev. Floyd Tompkins, D. p., rector
cf the Holy Trinity church of Phila
delphia, has occupied that pulpit for
the last 23 years. His church is one
of the largest In the city, having a
membership of 2500 in the mother
church and its four missions. The
mother church seats more than 1800
Both Dr. Tompkins and Dr. Free
man are close friends anl newspaper
writers. For the last seven years
Dr. Freeman has contributed the
leading Sunday editorial to the Min
neapolis Tribune. Dr. Thompkins
writes the "Saturday Sunday School
Letter" for the Philadelphia Ledger,
a letter which is syndicated to other
newspapers and reaches millions of
persons every week.
Ecclesiastical pomp and dignity
have a small part in the make-up of
the Rt. Rev. Clinton S. Quinn, bishop
coadjutor of Texas. If he had his
way, as he frankly admits, he'd be
playing baseball instead of sitting in
solemn deliberation in the general
But this baseball-playing desire
on the part of the reverend bishop
is no indication that he takes his re
ligious duties lightly. Baseball and
other athletics are so much a part
of his religions that he is called the
athletic bishop of the Episcopal
Moral Read in Athletics.
'The young man or woman who
keeps trim and in proper physical
shape through exercise is the man
or woman who is going to lead a
clean moral life," he says.
'Nothing Is more conducive to a
clean life than a healthy body. With
that idea in mind we have developed
the athletic and the recreational side
of life in our church work in Texas.
Our church Is popular with the
young people. We look to the social
side of their life."
Bishop Quinn is a young man, 38
years old. He has been an atiilete
since boyhood, admitting that base
ball is his favorite hobby.
I've played on all the home'town
teams back in Kentucky. I'm now a
member of the Rotary club team of
Houston, Tex. I pitch, and if I say
so myself, I claim that I'm a pretty
good pitcher in the class I play
Bishop Quinn Is the father of a
12-year-old boy, Robert. He, too,
is an athlete, following in the base
ball footsteps of his father.
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Education calculated to stimulate
the potentialities of the individual
rather than education for the group,
is the objective of Reed college, de
clared Richard F. Scholz, president.
In his initial talk to the incoming
freshmen class yesterday afternoon.
In pursuance of this policy, he
stated, the number of students and
Instructors has been soi adjusted
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seniors, thus insuring frequent and
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RELIGIOUS EDUCATIOX TOPIC
Question Is Considered at Joint
Session of Episcopalians.
Religious education was the theme
of the joint session of the houses of
the Episcopal convention at the
auditorium at 11 o'clock yesterday
morning. Causes of a number of
educational Institutions and projects
were presented by a number of bish
ops and clergymen.. Harper Sibley
of Rochester, N. Y., a lay delegate
of the house of deputies and member
f the church council, presided.
Speakers at the session included
the following: Right Rev. James
Wise, bishop of Kansas; Rig-ht Rev.
Harry S. Longley, bishop coadjutor
of Iowa; Right Rev. Theodore P.
Thurston, bishop of Oklahoma;
Right Rev. W. P. Remington, bishop
of South Dakota, Dr. W. L. De
Vries, Washington, D. C; Rev.
Campbell Gray, Quincy, 111.; Rev. R.
S. Chalmers, Toledo, O.; Rev. John
D. Wing, diocese of Georgia, and
Rev. John M. Page, Springfield, 111.
DIOCESAN PLANS TOPIC
WOMEN IS AUXILIARY MEET
' 1XG DISCUSS METHODS.
ciated at communion and also pre
sided at the conference mass meet
ing from 3 to 4 o'clock in the Uni
Representatives of different
branches of the guild spoke regard
ing the necessity of enlarging the
organization, due to the greatly in
creased number of nurses. Twenty
of the 36 chapters were rpresentpd
at the session. Late in the after
noon the Portland branch enter
tained with tea at tho. Hotel Port
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Business Session This Afternoon;
Guild of St. Barnabas of
Xurses Has Full Day.
A conference on diocesan plans,
with Mrs. Clinton Quinn of Texas
as chairman, was t.he( order of the
women's auxiliary meeting yester
day afternoon. Between 25 and 30
women spoke not longer than three
minutes. each telling of methods
used by their own dioceses and the
success they had met. Ttie auxn
iary will hold a business session
this afternoon at 2.15 o'clock in the
A full programme was in order
yesterday for the Guild of St. Bar
nabas of Nurses, which started Its
day with corporate communion in
the chapel of the Good Samaritan
hospital. Bishop W. R. Stearly
bishop coadjutor of Newark, N. J
chaplain general of the guild, offi-
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