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THE OREGON STATESMAN. SALEM, OREGON
SUNDAY MORNING. AUGUST 21. 1921
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THE PAROLE SYSTEM
f "Details of the latest murder in California play up the
fapt that the criminal was a paroled convict sent up for de
generacy, ., The parole system needs revising." Oregonian.
.f It does, in most if not all states.
4 No one ought to have any authority to parole, excepting
the superintendent of the prison He should have full au
thority; and he should' be held to full accountability. He
knpwsvL or, ought to know more than any one else about the
f itnes4 for parole of any man under his care. He should keep
track of every man out on parole. He should have competent
help, buj the responsibility ought to be his absolutely.
r This presupposes good and competent men for superin
tendents of all prisons. '
. i There should be no other kind. If by accident the other
kind of a man ever became superintendent of a prison, he
should ,be promptly fired. m .
Th'e principle of the parole system is right; but the way
it is administered in this country is mostly wrong.
THE WAY OP PROGRESS IN SCIENCE AND
I . ' RELIGION .
teachings of religious leaders without doubting the word of
I5ecau.se the so called scientists of" a. thousand years a;:o
believed a certain thiug to be scientifically true does not limit
the scientist of today in hi research for a higher truth bearing
on the same subject. Hi mind and his investigate n are unfet
tered by the nndei-Ktamling of the past, and as a result the
wonderful discoveries of this ajre are brought out.
Spiritual truth is infinitely higher than physical fact and
has a more profound effect upon human life. When spiritual
and religious leaders throw off the deadening Wlief that they
already possess ultimate knowledge relating to Divine revela
tion and truth, and enter upon the work of increasing and
enlarging their understan'ding of the mysteries of godlness,
with the same open-minded enthusiasm that the scientist enters
upoh the investigation of the laws governing the physical uni
verse, we may expect to see great strides made in religions
activity and great advance made in the understanding of the
revelation of Divine truth already made to man, and in addition
such new revelations of truth, now unknown, as will startle
the world and influence and mold human conduct toward a
higher and purer life in a way that cannot now be comprehended.
give it back to her. Married wo
men do vote, after all. and man
age their property and get di
vorcee if a finger is lifted against
tbem; they've got back their bod
ies and money and opinions, why
not their names? New Republic.
Salvation will continue to
free under the new tariff law.
Our idea of true loyalty wa
expressed to us the other Bay by
a man whose wife was dead, when
he said that he wanted to go
rhere she was no matter where
that was. Exchange.
It la now announced that the
earth passed through the tail of
a comet a week ago. That's Juat
the way, all sorts of stunts are
being pulled off and we are not
Now they are going to try lo
fill all New York churches by
idvertlsing. Easy enough, too.
All they need to do is to hang up
a sign saying "Gasoline inside.
19c a gallon." Burlington News.
' Germany will pay a billion
marks of Its debt to the allies
this month. Showing juat what
Germany or any other nation can
do when she really wants to. The
Germans are at work, overtime,
setting an example to some other
. - The. attitude in which the scientific world hai received the
startling announcements of Mr. Albert Einstein of his theories
of, relativity and the openminded manner, in which scientists
are proceeding to investigate the evide'nee lie has produced to
support jlheuvis a very refreshing manifestation of the forward
looking latitude of these scientists that gives promise of still
further amazing developments in the not distant future. Such
an jattiUde of open-minded willingness to investigate every
claim ofldisoovery ot, new,truth, js what has made the advance
in knowledge so great in the past century. Science has made
great strides during this period J because its votaries have set
uo boundaries to the field of truth. With'the continuance of
Ihis attitude there, are no limits tp vhich the discoveryot laws
governing the physical universe, .with the resulting, application
of these discoveries to the solution of the problems of life, may
not; go. : (The same attitude should be found in every field of
human etjdeavor. There is no less room for its profitable appli
cation in:; the world of religion and spiritual research than in
thai of scientific investigation and discovery. V- ,
The true scientist has outgrown the thought that he has
now attained the ultimate in knowledge. lie recognizes that
he has only mastered the rudiments of knowledge of the laws
governing the universe, and he is anxious to delve deeper into
their mysteries. Because of this attitude the, fund of scientific
knowledge is increasing by leaps and bounds, and man is blessed
because of this increase.
It would be well for mankind if the great leaders in religious
and spiritual work had the same attitude toward religious truth
that the scientist has toward physical truth. The attitude most
religious leaders' have toward what is understood as Divine
revelation; is perhaps the chief; reason for their lack of open
mindedness on spiritual questions. The scientist has no reve
lation of iruth toucb'mgthehiTticanniverse.that.he feels is
so Divine ias to make it sacred and to Question it a sin. The
trouble with the religious student is that he accepts as a verity
the statement of some man or men that God has made a revela
tion pertaining to man's spiritual life, attitude, belief and con
duct, and he accepts this statement and the purported revelation
as sacred and regards it as a sin to question its accuracy
Divine truth, whether its has-reference to spiritual or physical
things, is sacred, but the attitude is childish that makes one feel
that it is sacrilege or sin to honestly ask if a statement of fact
or rule of j human conduct, made by any man or men, is of
Divine revelation, and to find out by investigation and analysis
if it is a truth. An "attitude of honest, open-minded searching
fori truth is the one in which Divine revelation comes" to man,
aim to ueoy one me ngni to assume sucn aiiuuae is 10 &iu
numan auyancemeni in any . department oi iue.
The religionist tells us that the Bible is the Word of God
Dd contains the Divine rules governing human conduct. But
"are the teachings of David and Solomon and the other leaders
of Old Testament times the ultimate word and truth of God, or
are they the understanding of these ancient teachers and leaders
of God s truth? Who in this day would be willing to have his
life molded, in thought, attitude and conduct by the standards
and beliefs of the religious leaders and teachers of three thous
and years ago!; v"-:' x. ;..v.
It will be readily agreed that the life and teachings of Jesus,
the Christ, pstand upon a different foundation from those of the
Old Testament leaders. But . who shall interpret to us the
DiTine truth in this life and' in Jhcse teachings,, and who shall
show the application of these truths to our own lives! , Are the
interpretations of these tmths and rules of conduct founded
upou them worked out by religions leaders of fifteen hundred
years ago tp be surrounded by the mantle of perfection and
Divinity; that we must believe that to question them or to in
vestigate the accuracy of the claim of Divinity made for them
would be sacrilege and sin I- The revelation of Divine truth is
indeed sacred, but the statement-of-no man. even if claimed to
be made as the result of Divine revelation, is sacred. ,
Is it fair, to assume that the youth of immature understand
ing comprehends the"" full import, of the -words' of Jesus, as
recorded in the four Gospels I ; Has any man yet com? to the
s.'age of spiritual enfold men t where he is able to make plain
to' man the; spiritual heights and depths of the truths' spoken
by Jesus aiul thcir true and full application .to human lifer It
U not questioning or denying the truth of the words of Jesus
to honcstlyi inquire if the interpreters of His teachings fully
r 4 - ! 41 t. Tf-n nay .honestly, doubt the accuracy of the
The man whose solo effort to
work consists in delivering the
wash of the neighbors when com
pleted by his wire Is still the only
one in the community who is sure
that the country is going to the
logs. He is doing nothing to pre
Raise more and better cows.
and more livestock generally, in
the Salem' district. Live Stock
is the slogan subjectfor Thurs
day's Statesman, and the slogan
editor wants to hear from every
one who can help him prove that
more live Btock ought to be raised
here. .. ,
Harry p. Hlff took a chance
on his judgment and his skill and
industry, and the result Is the
ownership of the world's greatest
;ow of any breed in her class.
The opportunities for men of the
II iff class are boundless in the
Salem district. We should have
many thousands more of them.
They would make the Salem dis
trict the richest country the world
has ever seen.
The authentic Version of the In
terview given in Holland by Prof.
Einstein Is not disparaging to the
United States though here and
there a alight twist, accidental or
wilful, might make it appear so.
He says: "To compare the gen
eral .scientific life of America
with that of Europe would be
nonsense, just as one cannot com
pare the rest of the life of Europe
with that ot America. They are
just two qnite different worlds."
I believe that this is the first
time that a purely literary course
In Bible study has been offered,'
exception may be taken. Dr. Chal
mers is no pioneer in that field.
Professor William Lyon Phelps
of Yale has been lecturing along
this line for some time past, and
wfth success greater, perhaps,
than that attending Dr. Chalmers'
course during the summer session
Dr. Josiah H. Penniman, provost
of the University of Pennsylvania
has been doing much the same
work In his classes at the uni
versity year after year, for no
body knows just bow long, be
cause he made so little fuss about
it. But the popularity of Dr
Penniman'B teaching undoubtedl
encouraged him to publish, as he
did about two years ago. his ex
cellent book, "The Story of the
Bible," a work that admirably
succeeded in being non-sectarian
It was a literary tour de force,
which be supplemented during the
Lenten season in the foyer ot the
Academy of Music of Pennsylvania
on the Bible as literature.
One feature of Dr. Chalmers'
course for which he may be
credited with breaking new
ground la his effort to show how
the style of a number of great
secular writers has been influ
enced by their Biblical reading.
But the greatest good that may
be expected from the lectures of
Phelps. Penniman, Chalmers and
all others who may follow that
line is in the aim announced by
Dr. Chalmers "to induce peopto
to read the Bible as a piece of
writing.'.' The world is only just
beginning to appreciate the beau
ties of the Book. Dr. Chalmers
thinks there might be morewide
spread interest if readers gener
ally knew that quotations which
they attribute to the Bible were
really only Biblical influences on
standard authors. He mentions,
for one Instance, Sterne's "The
Lord tempers the wind to the
shorn lamb"; and he might have
added "cleanliness is next to god
liness" for another. He notes al
so the confusion of hymn-book
verse with scripture, and adds
Anyone who reads the Psalms
would soon be able to distinguish
between the doggerel of the hym
nals and the glorious cadences of
That one point alone would
justify the inauguration of
needed course of instruction.
It is unfortufafe that every in
dividual cannot have a real vaca
tion away from his business. But
for those who cannot, to be vaca
tion-minded and to keep that way
as long as they possibly can is
the next best thing.
Few businesses are so active In
the summer time that a little let
down in hours and attention will
do any great harm. So why not
shorten hours and let down a bit.
performing only such part of th
day's labors as are absolutely ne
cessary to maintain the existence
f the undertaking, and letting
every other detail go? The time
gained should be spent like any
vacation time, in the coolest and
pleasantest spots possible.
Nothing is surer than that work
will be there when we get back.
The Lord saw to that when he
sent man forth to earn his bread
in the sweat of his face. Concord
When William Howard Taft as
sumes the chief justiceship of the
United States supreme court In
October the amazing thing can be
said that the life ot this govern
ment can be measured by the ma
ture careers of nine men. Four
generations .132 years - have
passed since the organization of
the court, but only nine men have
been chief justice in all that time,
only nine links have spanned from
the 18th century well into the
THE BIBLii A.4 LITERATURE.
; Rev. Dr. James Chalmers is in
charge' of a course in religion at
Columbia university's summer ses
sion which appears to be uncom
monly popular, and deservedly so.
He is trying to Induce people to
read the Bible as a piece of writ
ing simply, and he is attempting
to do It without reference at all
. Dr. Chalmers 13 evidently en
gaged in a mogttlaudable adven
ture; but when he says, as he did
to a. New. York' Post interviewer:
"I'm a new sort of missionary;
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RAISIACJ THE DEVIL. ,
The natives who dug up that
horned giant in Tennessee are now
certain that they have raised the
devil. They found hiai while dig
ging coal and the belief is that
Satan was prospecting for a new
fuel supply and got pinched in
some geological disturbance. The
giant weighs over 500 pounds In
its fossilized condition. It has
a jaw more than 20 inches wide
and there is indication that it
had wing3 as well as horns. It
is recalled that Lucifer was a fal
len angel and must have had
wings when he Btarted to fall.
The natives are afraid to djg any
deeper for fear of tapping the
infernal regions. Tennessee has
been under suspicion for some
time, but this is the first hit of
material evidence that hell wa3
so close at band.
WORK THE LAW OF LIFE.
Nature has wisely provided but
one single means whereby man
may grow, evolve, progress and
that is through work. Activity,
endeavor, exercise' is the basic law
of human unfoldment. Work with
body and mind. With hand and
brain. Exercise cf all the facul
ties of mind, of soul, of all the
muscles of the bodv. There i
no other way.
Work is the law of life. When
we know this law we see that we
must love our work as we lov
life itself. Our very existence de
pends upon it. it is the bone an-1
marrow of human life. Loveless
work means a lovelers. hopeless,
characterless life. 4
He who works only becaujo
oraielled to for food and shel
ter, and he who takes no part in
the world's work because he is
physically beyond the necessity
for it. are alike miserable unfor
tunates. The earth is our work
shop. The universe Is our exer
cise ground. Life is our oppor
tunity. Arkaasaw Thomas Cat.
With Small Capital
The Ferguson Estate, with a
cap tat stock of ?aO0 an1 head
quarters In f'ortland has been in
corporated hy Josephine Fergu
son, Vance Ferguson and J. R
Latourette. The L. L. L. Amusement, Inc..
has been incorporated by J. E.
Little. Otto Lake and Alex Lake.
The capital Btock Is S 10.000 and
headquarters will be in Portland.
Notice of dissolution has been
filed by the Larson-Slusher Dairy
A Precaution- to
shine" before you start. Insure
against mishaps by going
prepared! What greater incon-
venience, annoyance (call it itfhat
you will) than to suddenly find :
yourself with a broken lens, or a
bright glaring sun to contend with i j
What would youwhat iU you
do out there in the mountains, in j
the woods, at the shore, or on the j
water f j
Carry an extra pair
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STATESMAN CLASSIFIED ADS. BRING RESULTS
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A WOMAN'S "MARRIED" NAMK
if you have front your very
first conscious thought regarded
yourself as Anna Maria Brown,
you can't suddenly with any com
fort regard yourself as Mrs. Tom
Smith, or a few years later as
Mrs. Henry Green, and then a3
Mj. Richard Robinson. It is
too reminiscent of cattle-branding.
And historically, of course, it is
in the same class. For a woman
to take a man's name is a sym
bol of what once was true; that
once he owned her body, her
property and her opinions. Man
and wife were one not in the
sense that they were he and she.
but entirely and altogether ha.
Anna Maria Brown was' quite
thoronchlr done awar with, and
lit was Terr. proper to symbolize
tbat by taking away her name.
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