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THE UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD
Editor Statra.nan: I
In the midst of thin holocaust of war that Ave are now passing
through, how many of us have stopped, even for a moment, to try to
, find out tho cause or the object! ,
f It hecms to me that in such master yC should go hack to fun
There muit he a great Infinity? Intelligence, or else thin in a
world of chjincc
It simply begs the question to say we are ruled -by a syhtem of
laws for laws arc inanimate and incapable of coming into being of
'themselveR therefore hack of and behind laws must still be this crea-
'What then, enn he the obiect of an Infinite Intelligence in
bringing or allowing to be brought such a calamity upon the world!
' f As the matter now stands, a supcri icial observer could come to
only one conclusion, and that is that civilization and Christianity are
The pagan world must look on with amazement at the spectacle
of practically the whole Christian world using every device conceiv
able to simply murder each other.
Can a supreme Intelligence permit this and have no definite
object in view!
Let us hark back over the history of the world.
We find that no great movement ever took place, recorded
either in profane or aacred history, but was accomplished by sacrifice,
the flow of blood and the suffering of the innocent.
' Why this is so, is an idea that has always troubled me, and I
have never been able to reconcile it with my own ideas of the attri
butes of God; but it certainly has been a fact from the foundation of
the world. I
The Old Testament from start to finish is a history of blood.
Our first parents, immediately after the expulsion from Eden, de
luged. the altar with blood. The Israelites simply massacred nation
after nation, men, women and children, and so on down through the
ages even to the culmination when the Master Himself whs nailed to
the cross and his side pierced by a Roman soldier.
Our own country was brought forth amidst the travail of sac
rifice and blood, and rechristened in the great civil war with the
blood of its innocent ions. h , N
In considering all these things, wo can simply say, "As the
heavens, arc above the earth so arc Thy ways above my ways." It
were presumptuous in us, limited and atomistic as we are, to criticise
Infinity. . j t
. What, then, can he the object and aim of this war.
To my mind there can be but one answer, and that is, to sweep
away all barriers, such as national pride. race hatred, national ego
tism, ignorance of each other, and force home if us and compel us
to recognize as a fact that wc are all, all, the children of one Father,
with like desires, like passions, like loves, like everything, and all
'.entitled to an equal place in God's world j In other words, to bring
-, to pass as a practical fact what heretofore has simply been a word of
.mouth, viz, The 'UmOTHEIUIOOD OF MANKIND, "a "UNITED
'STATES OF THE WOULD." u- . i I
' Previous to this war, the people of the nations of the world
were virtually strangers. "What did the average American then know
concerning the inhabitants of the Balkan States, or they of us? What
- did we really know of the people of Belgium or they of ust How is
it now ! Wherever the sun shines, we, the people of the United States.
are known and respected, and, outside of a iraall group of egitists and
military fanatics, are loved with a living, fjurnjng love. Why! lie-
cause we are simply showing hi this war that we actually, practically
, "love our fellow man," and are willing to lay down our lives for him:
"Ureater love hath no man than this." The people of the earth now
'know each other, and have had the thought forced home to them, that,
. as stated, wc are all brothers and as such entitled to all things pre
cisely alike, i . j;;' : '
' The great thought that I am trying to bring out is this: TP'
'world is now composed of groups of peoples the rulers from 'jtow
henceforth will count but little all having practically the same 'm
the same desire' "peace on earth, good will towards men."
' his being the case, does it not logically follow that all shld
'he united in one common, fundamental body in which each wil' form
a distinctive part and unit, and have a definite, practical intrst H,,(l
prme anu love ana patriotism, i
A "league to enforce peace," it occurs to me, h aves things too
much in status quo; leaves each nation or people too inurh isolated
' and subject to again encourage the idea of National Kpnsion, Na-
tional Pride," in contradistinction to a pride in the world s H whole, an
.interest that reaebes out and enfolds mankind.
The idea of a UNITED STATES OF THE WOBi '. sta rt li
no one; 'it is today, with our moans of disseminating news, and our
means of transportation, a far simpler problem thai that which faced
the colonies a little over one hundred years njro. Our colonies' were
oy no means united, lney were enemies, and je'"i8 oi eaen otner.
Each had its own customs and wavs. and lial .little or no sympathy
for the others. If you had then told any of them that in a little over
one hundred years, they would have Uvt.opeu ,,,to forty-eight mam
moth prosperous states, living in jnace and sympathy and harmony,
they would have mocked you. i
Hy a I'UNITED STATES OF TUB WORLD'.' I do not mean
" that at once we should have a president ( Emperor of the world ; 1
mean that we should form a United States, on broad,, liberal lines,
with a world V congress, a world's ' constitutiona eole of liberal vet
well defined laws, organize and maintain a world's police force,
both on land and sea, and a World's Supreme Court.
All this, on n broad bais, snbj't to development.
v Eaeh nation, f course, to conduct its own internal affairs, a
scheme similar to our own jrovr rnmont, only, of course, adapted 'lo
world conditions You can-readily sec that this would lay no bur
den upon the peoples of the earth, neither would it curtail any nation
in any respect, sAve ind except every nation wOuld be l.miiwi n,i
forced to respect the integrity, rights and privileges of every other
nation and W e. It would bring protection to the weak as well an
LhJ'!SnffIi,tA,e hy. ''ttl interest and sympathy und a feeling of
u me wnoie. me universal brotherhood of mankind
merce, etc., would by association and a general interest gradually ad
vance and tend to merge for the good of all. While this seems to
be a great problem and a few years ago might have seemed vision
ary, today it is not. Ilisiory is being- now made by leaps and bounds
and at present this whole matte issimply one of common sense ami
judgment, and alolutely and wholly practicable for, as stated, the
different peoples of tbe earth now stand ready to welcome it, and
God's hour is now striking high twelve.
i i ...f..- .f-i wliiiuld Im Mili:uu-ed and Pllb-
lllitftlll'l I Lnnui I If him .w. - - - .
lished, by Hie Allies particularly, is this:
neoi.le of (iermaiiv ami Austria are firmly
are fijrhting wholly in self defense, and in defense or their national
integrity. No matter whwt Lloyd George or President W'Usoii niav
have Kaid, that idea' possesses them. If this idea of a I'NITKD
STATES OF THE WOULD were hrotiglit home to iiicm now, an
doubts as to tln ir future would be removed and the people of Ger
man v and Austria would simply eoihpj-1 the military class to make
. . .. I' ll.. f
peace on that basis. Wo must look at mailers philosophical, n
is humaii nature to "bear the ovils that wo havp, rather than fly to
those we know not of." Hut if the future were assured to these peo
ples as indicated, .it would be worth 1 CM divisions of troops in France
to the Allies, for all the peoples of tin earth are now tired of war,
and if the plan suggested were brought home to them, there Syoiihl
be no cause, no need to figl.t further. Of course certain conditions
would have to be complied with before a nation could enter into the
"I'NJTED STATES OF THE WOULD," but enough could ami
would immediately comply to make the start and insure success.
In an article like this, one cannot iro into details. My letter is
already too long and rambling; but I only wish this thought could
be disseminated throughout the world. It would soon bring peace,
universal and permanent, founded on righteousness, and would saf
the lives of thousands of innocent, glorious young men on both i
of the war.
The Scheme 1 have attempted to outline is bound to come in
time, it is simply evolution, and will eventuate in one nation one
people and one God, throughout the world.
It is for us simply to say, will we now accept conditions as now
existing and formulated by a Divine Hand, or shall we continue to
wander another forty years or longer in the wilderness, ofour own
selfishness, our own conceit and our own supposedly self interest?
Twin Oaks, Salem, Ore., Feb. 22, 1918. J.'lt. CILCPMAN.
Almost anybody can tell the ad
ministration how to run the war. It
Is the easiest thing- In the world.
The soldier boys in the camps do
ing kitchen duty will welcome the
dfnydrated potatoes from Salem.
They will not have to be peeled.
Illndenburg may have given up
his plans for his great offensive, in
fovar of plans for a great defensive,
which is sure to come.
"Knitter's face' is the latest fash
ionable ailment. A cynical para
grapher asks "Wonder If It ,1s not
an Improvement In some instances?"
Wonder if those Los Ange's war
dogs have yet reached tbe American
sector in the Champagne district?
Los Angeles Times. '
shoved down their throat, and at
the rame time they arf being shoved
off the face of the earth. They have
surely made a mens of what was al
ready a sad statf of urfairfc in
Things are in, bad way at Tetro
grad, for the representatives of the
different governments. They will
probably have to get. out of Russia,
by way of Sffberia. for as long as
there k lefta vestige of Holghevlki
rule, or wsftt of rule, in that dis
tressed country, there wilt be an
archy In Jtussla. Things will have to
grow, mueh worse in Russia before
they grew better. . And that is say
ing a rood deal.
Hrtfish casualties last week were
the mallest In many months. Which
maf reconcile our cousins to the
graat losses of their couitns big
drve, when it comes.
The wife of Secretary Raker P
tinging In the army camps. Tftst
ought to assist In reinstating Jh 3
Maker family in the good will of tha
natJoA.--Lo Angeles Times. ji
We cannot understand th kind of
a patriot who, having all tbt mashed
potatoes' and gravy he rsnts. com
plains about wheatlcst days. San
Antonio Light. J J .
Working In W'asfchigton for the
government at a dotfar a year, which
he probably doe't collect, s'ts a
young, energetic van named Thome
A. Edison. 71 years old today.
Washington Tlne Feb. 11.
IN A SOCIAL
By KUreae Klfsafcefa Nlrla
Values to $1.50
now 35c yard
Fine for Camisoles
Values to 85c
now J.9c yard
All nice fresh Laces
Ons assortment of
Values to 15c yard
Now lc .yard
One assortment of
Values to 20c
Now 10c yard
2 yards for 6c
Values to 7c, now
10c, now 5c yard
45c and 40c
25c Plain Ribbon -17c
18c Plain Ribbons
14c yard ,
15c Plain Ribbons
Closing Out Sale of
$7,50 values. ...$3.95
$5.50 values.... $4.49
$5.00 vakies. . ..$3.08
$4.00 values ... .$2.98
$3.35 values.... $2.63
Closing Out Sale
$1.25 Comforts $ .93
$1.50 Comforts $1.23
$2.25 Comforts $1.83
$2.75 Comforts $23
$4.00 Comforts $2.03
$6.00 Comforts $4.43
House DntsesSSc and up, made of Gingham and Percale. Street t)nt$et and After
noon Gowns greatly reduced in price. Beautiful Evening Gowns now Half.
35c Scrim, now. ....... .25c
25c Scrim, now. . . ... . . . .20c
20c Scrim, now. ,15c
18c Scrim, now. .13c
12c Scrim, now , .10c
societies of Willamette university
were held Saturday evening In the
reception room at Waller hall. The
room was decorated In palms and
darrodils which lent a spring setting.
During the evening an enjoyabl)
program was given as follows: An
instrumental solo. Miss Evelyn Da
Long; vocal selection by Miss Leia
Hell McCaddam; Welcome ly Mr.
Green; response. Mms. James Het
el and Professor J. T. Matthews;
solo, Archie Smith; reading, MIms
Margaret Garrison; solo. Miss Louise
present were: Mr. and Mrs. M. M.
Waltz. Mr. and Mrs. O. Goltra,
Mrs. nrown of Portland, Mr. and
Mrs. F. A. Legg. Mr. and Mrs. A. S.
Mulligan, Dr. Epley and Dr. II. 1.
Steeves. The members of the soci
eties present wer:
Mr. J. T. Mattshews, Mrs. Ida
Keyes, Gladys Nichols, Anna Pack
Ingham. Lucfle Jaskoski. Glena
Peters, Mary Putnam, Clara Perking
Alma Tldweil, Ruth Lawson, Olive
Mark, Mrs. Kate Goltra. Sylvia
Benson. One of the most interesting f Jones, Areta Jones,. Hetta Field.
Senator jfeCurnber thinks an a'
my of 7,o.00 men ought to be
sent from tn United" States to the
big war. ' And in proportion to pop
ulation ''this i is only about half as
many a' Great Mrltaln has furnished.
andjtf16 proportion for France Is
mue higher. Judging by these fig
re we havejust begun to fight.
ttHHt..llI t it ! N.-.
wouki do unncfCHsarj', expt for police imrtKMpg'
each .nationof coniw, furnUhh it. owl ami the Fnlcral U ! W irid
s-mtSiX' rnin!' v" from tii zzl) ;i:
Vhn. All tnatterjMuch a education, politic,, natinnal interet, Jotu-
The recent report that Gen. Jan
thristman Smutz was likely to suc
ceed David Lloyd Georgo as Premier
of England was an argument that
the stone rejected by the builders
may become the head of the corner.
Remember Smutz and the IJoer re
bellion end the Dr. Jameson raid?
but a little while ago there was a
price on his head. I However, Gen
eral Smutz will hardly succeed Dav
id Lloyd George. Nobody will. Hut
General Smutz is one of the greatest
Uritish commanders in this war.
BITS FOR BREAKFAST I
Von Hertling is improving.
He talks more plainly than here
In fact, Jie says some things that
Round like an approach to a peace
And ho leaven an opening for fur
ther exchanges by the representa
tives of the warring nations.
The Bolshevik tare having peace
' rrrrna tATEf -
Huniata by br,,M iO. Hall, at public
library. . "" .- I , , ,
March 1. 3 and J Marion county
"I'll' "rbnfl Avuoclation Convention
March 3, Kunday lAula Albert Bank
to conduct prohibition ratification
ma m-ctlntc at rirst, 34thoJIt
charcn. i ...
March. 13, Friday. Military tourna
mit by Company A. high school
cadta. at armory.
March 17. it and 19. T.aymen'a Mis
sionary convntion, HaUm.
March 29 Krlday Orn Hnparow
r; ac(itnn mtm tor dlanluilon.
t yvillamwtta university.
Inf ULZrU1y- mry nominal.
Among the recent pretty parties
was the colonial tea given by tli
members of the Daughters of thrt
American Revolution at the Y. W.
C. A. rooms. Pussy willows and
greenery decorated the rooms, and
gave a background for a display pic
tare, of George Washington and a
hand made flag. Red, white and
Hue was the color1 scheme on the
refreshment table. Anions: tho
presiding were Mrs. C. C. Clark.
Mrs. J. E. Heltzel. Mrs. Seymour
Jones and Mrs. 8. C. Dyer.
Garbed In colonial costumes, a
group of young girls gave a program.
"Paul Revere's Ride" . was read by
Miss Ilernlce Mnlvey; a violin solo
was given by Miss Elizabeth Levy:
vocal solos by Miss Louise Benson
fcnd instrumental solos by Miss Kve
lyn De Ixng. Mrs. J. V. Woodruff
and Mrs. C. O. Wilson poured wltn
Mrs Mary Edna Gelger, Miss Od?ll
lavage and Miss Inez Goltra assist
Mr. and Mrs. Asahel Bush have
returned from an extensive tour of
the east and south which extended
over a period of six weeks.
Mrs. J. W. Woodruff has returned
to her home at Keleer Bottom aftr
passing a few days in ,alem, wher
she came to atted the D. A. R. col
As a participant in a fiftieth nnni-v-rsary
of the Elks lodge, the fol
lowing compliment to Mrs. W. f-arl-ton
Smith appeared in a recent J1
lingham. Wash., newspaper:
"As the feature ! of the even'n-r
Mrs. W. Carlton Smith of Sale..Or.,
wife of one of Oregon's moat famo'i
Elks. rendered a solo, renpondp
graciously to the demands of tbe
crowd with- three; encores. Mr
Smith at the present time is res!d'nt;
in Tacoma. while her husband, who
is a captain in the army medical
rrrpn, in stationed at Camp Lewis
She made th trip to Belllnghain e.v
pecially to sing in i fhe big JublVo
given by the Itelllngham and Ana
cortes lodges. j
Lieutenant Rolert E. Daves hai
returned to Anierican Lake after
rasslng several days In Salem with
his wife and parents.! Mr. and Mr.i.
Frank Devey. IV
Mr. and Mrs. .1. B. Winstanley or
Portland passed the; week-end at th
W. T. Jenks home vlmiting with Mr.
Wlnstsnley's mother. Mrs.g Jano
Winstanley. who Is also $ne mother
of Mrs. W. T. Jenks. Mr. Winstan
ley lert last night for San Francc
preparatory to sailing March f. for
the Hawaiian island on buslnens.
The Tied Cross auxllllary of the
Order of Eastern Star will mot In
the Masonic Temple club room tv
day from 10 until 14 o'clock. Th
members are asked to bring old mu.i
Bne and linen. 1
The thirty-fifth annual reception
of tbe Phllodoslan and Phllodorlon
-features on the program was the
presentation of the service flag to
the societies. Twetny stars In shape!
of a Phi were added to the piece of
shimmering satin. A duet followed
by Miss Helen Goltra and Mr. Simu
son. J. O. Goltra, who was one of
the thirty-five members, gave a re
sponse, which was followed bf a
number of alumni, six of whom were
members of the graduating clars of
Edith Bagley. Inez Flemmlng. Mr.
Morgan. Inez Goltra, Ethel Head
tick, Helen Goltra. Lenna , McCad
dam, Louise Benson," Bernlce Flsph,
Eva Parlett, Ina Morrle, Elizabeth
Levy,. Mr. W. H. Burghardt. Laura
Alenz, Mable Robertson. E. Belle RU
erick, Mrs. Clara Heltzel, Margaret
Garrison, Mrs. Marvin Drown of
Portland. Mm. II. C. Epley, Mr.
Roberta Holloway. Ruth Green, Mrs.
Peck. Margaret Graham. Mrs. Wal-
Perlnger, Retta Walker, Mary Par
cunaglan. Lola Barr, Oma Clark.
Fay Peringer, Odella Savage, Gracj
Sherwood. Nellie Beaver, Edith Sher
wood, Beryl Holt. Grace Holt, Mrs.
Waltz and the Messrs. J. T. Mat
thews, C. W. Bowersox, Mayor W.
E. Keyes. J. B. Goltra, J. M. Garri
son, Rev. A. L. Morgan, Roy B.
Omart, Dr. If. C. Epley, M. M. Waltz,
pr. F. E., Brown,. Italph Thomas,
Paul Green, Wallace Adams, Homer
Tasker, Glenn Campbell, Archl
Smith, La Verne Bowersox, Paul
Wapato. R. 8. Waltz, Louis Stewart,
Davi Lawson, Howard Mort, Warren-
Slabaugh and Bryan McKltter
Irk. : .
A owttusaw lotravKrlalikaaa,
('natlpMilan, - II a m r b ,
MKmrh Traahlra, Telaia
IMaarrfer , latrr
V a aaai m Thaa Yl u m ' . t U
The members of tha clar.s om 1883 ton, Grace Smith, Marie Sneed. Ruth
Dan I areaot la 14 hoars. At. all ln. ... 4
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