THE OREGON STATESMAN. SALEM, OREGON SUNDAY MORNING. NOVEMBER 20, 1921 - i k i : . - -. f 1 ' ' ': I 1 t ' f t. F -I n .4 1 5C00LS 1 E Glenn jVoliva Puts Radical Ideas Into Practice in Church Schbols TAUGHT EARTH IS FLAT School Teachers Tell Young sters That All Modern Theories Are Wrong ZION, 111., Not. 17. Zlon schools, of. -which Wllbor Glenn "yoHT. th OTeraaer of the colony. la resident, hare adnnterf iim now theories of a flat world and the absence of cavitation, and the 1000 grade and high school pupils believe them imDllcitlv. nrmrAine to their teachers. The DUbllr; schnol malntainpil by the state board of education and attended by the children ot non-members of Voliva's Christian Catholic Apostolic church still teaches however, that the world is a globe moving through limitless space and that it was the attrac tion of gravity which caused the apple to fall on Isaac Newton's head. Study Courso Shown At the Zion schools the new coarse of study teaches that: The earth is a flat, circular world, with a north pole in the exact center, no suth pole, and surrounded by a wall of ice which keeps venturesome marfneta from tailing oil the rinv That the earth has no motion, but remains stationary in space. That the sun is not millions of miles in diameter and 91,000,000 miles away, but is really a little orb 32 miles across and only 3000 miles from th& eann. Motorcycling the Children to School STORMY weather or bad roads won't kefep the child ren out of school when there's a Harley-Davidson on . the farm. And this handiest of vehicles is cheaper than car fare, shoe leather, automobile, or the "horse and buggy way."; - - -.. . A Harley-Davidson will serve the farmer and his family eyery day of the year, for years and years. For hurry-up . . trips to town, railroad station, creamery or neighboring farm with the roomy sidecar full of luggage a Harley- , Davidson combines speed, comfort, economy and depend , ability. 50 mites for a dollar including gasoline, oil and tires. You can't beat that for cheap mileage. '-. . Com in mnd inapyct Uw 1923 models. Pricti have hn raducad 25 pmw cant. : HARRY W. SCOTT "The Cycle lHan" 147 South Commercial Street That the law of gravitation is a I fallacy and when objects are! thrown into the air they cintinue to rise until the force which pro pelled them is expended, and then fall back to earth because they are heavier than air. Mrrrakor "ErrctV A standard; map of the world, on Christopher's projection, is used in the schools to demonstrate the flat world theory. This map, which is used ; by navigators and scientists in making time and lon gitude calculations, differs from the usual Mercator's projection familiar in other schools, in that it shows the earth as it would look to an observer directly above the north pole, with the conti nents and seas projected on a flat plane. As a resu.lt the north pole is in the center, and instead of a south pole the Antarctic regions are indicated by a white ring about the outer circumference of the circle. This ring, according to Voliva ,is the ice barrier which keeps mariners from falling off the edge of his flat world. Polar Region Eliminated The Christopher projection was made 30 years ago, prior to the discovery of the South pole and before much was known about the Antarctic regions, so only a bare outline of portions of. the southern ice band is shown. Miss Mary Thompson, principal ol the Zion school system, and an ardent believer in the Voliva theo ries. has propounded a question which she believes will trip scien tists and naVigators. Showing on her flat map that the tropic of Cancer, 43 degrees from the north pole, was a much smaller circle than the tropic of Capricorn, 4 7 degrees farther away, Miss Thonip son says : j No Curvature "Navigators on a globular earth would find If they were to sail completely around .either of these tropics that they would be identi cally the saine length. On a flat earth, however, the tropic of Cap ricorn would be much larger than the tropic ot Cancer, and would take much longer to sail around, because on a flat earth Cancer would be nearer the center, or north pole. Why don't some of the globular, earth believers try sailing around the two rtopics and find out whether they or we are correct? The globular people cer tainly can't prove curvature of the earth." Miss Eva Baker, teacher of ge ography, ; demonstrates to her classes that the sun Is only a tiny orb a few thousand miles away. Instead of an orb millions of miles in diameter and 91,000,000 miles from the earth. If the sun was so large, she says, it would light up all the world, instead of confining its hottest rays to a 3000 mile wide belt between the two tropics. Voliva himself, in a recent ser mon at Shiloh -Tabernacle, said God certainly would not have made a sun to light tlie world and then placed it so far away. f A man would be a fool," the Specialized Training Would Relieve ) Unemployment Says Keystone Educator There Will Be Few Men in ths Bread Line Who Know How to Dj Some 0ne Ihing Well Attractive Display Seen At Valley Motor Company The 'display of the Valley Mo tor company showing just how comfortable a closed, car may be in winter, is attracting much fa vorable comment. Just to make tha atmosphere true to a winter scene, there is what appears to be real snow, not only partly covering; the car, but the scenery surrounding. And to make the scene more real and lifelike, the display shows a woman comfortably clad, but without hat, seated at the wb?el, just as pleased at the surroundings as if she were in the comfort of her home. The entire scene is one to im press the average driver that for real comfort in driving there is nothing more to be desired than a closed Ford car, especially for driving during the winter months in this part of Oregon. of laps they hare covered and the like. , "Would you advise mi to travel for my health 5 ' "No," replied th doctor. A I maa wants to be la firstt-elats "V physical condition before be take oa the worries' t trarel ow-Vj. daya.M The expositor. -j ; j DR. THOMAS E. FINEGAN, Pennsylvania State Supt. of Public Instruction u Ttrr n ' - rZ&orlc9s CJtampiort Motorcycle TTT . 2 jm L " Thanksgiving SHOE SALE Begins November 23rd Wait IF more men had special training in some one line oi work, the country would not be worrying so much about its unemployment prob lem." This opinion was advanced by Dr. Thomas E. -Finegan, Pennsylvania State Superintendent of Public In duction, after a recent inspection of he imernptional Correspondence Schools, of Scranton "There is a very real relation be tween unemployment and education," said Dr. Finenan "Ii m.ire men had devoted thnr spart Mine to study dur ing the ksi decade there would be fewer out of -mplnyment tcxlav. The trained man it 'he last one to be laid off. and "he fir one to be hit rd again. Emi'lojrt- retard trained men as set - hM tViTTi Jnnc it humanly possible. lVriods of unem ployment threaten them far less than the untrained worker. "Some young men fail to recognize now earnestly their employers want them to devote their spare time to specialized training and preparation tor advancement. They might be impressed if they could talk with the many employers of Pennsylvania who are paying for any correspondence school and university extension courses their employes wish to take, and who regard this cost of training tneir men as a good business invest ment. "The workers who have taken advantage of some one of the many opportunities for speriali7ed training are usually found on some payroll San Francisco Opens Newest Auto Speedway overseer added, "to build a house in Zion and place his parlor light in Kenosha, Wis." Miss Thompson, principal of the schools, says the children prefer their new flat world to the old fashioned round one in which Co lumbus believed. "The students in the Zion schools," she says, "grasp the the ory of the flat earth readily be cause their minds are not full of globular earth teaching such as older folks have had drilled into them. Therefore, they accept the flat earth teaching without ques tioning, not because they have to. but because it appeals to them as rational. I don't believe there is one student in the grades who has questioned it. The flat earth seems more reasonable to them. The globular, unreal" Wilbur Glenn Voliva, who suc ceeded John Alexander Dowie as overseer of Zion on the latter's death in March, 1907, was born near Newton, Ind., March 10, 1870. In 1897 he received his B. A. .from Hiram college, Ohio, and in the same year a degree from Union Chrustian college at Merom, Ind. In 1889 he had been ordained a minister in the Chris tian church at the age of 19, and held a pastorate at Linden, Ind., from 1889 to 1892; Urbana. 111. 1892-3; studied theology at Stan fordsville, N. Y., 1893-94 and sup plied the pulpit of Chestnut Street Christian church at Albany, N. Y.; filled a pulpit at York Harbor, Me., the following year; and was paBtor of the Chirstian church at Washington C. H Ohio, in 1897- 'Hn 1899, Voliva joined Dowle's church and was ordained an elder ad placed in charge of the iZon tabernacle in Chicago, in 1900 afph 1901 he represented Dowie at Cincinnati, and then was sent to Australia as overseer of the Dowie . settlement of Zion there. He returned to Zion. 111., in 1906 as assistant to Dowie. SAN FRANCISCO Oct. 31 Preliminary speed trials will be held December 1, 1921, on the new automobile speedway being built near here by the Greater San Francisco Speedway associa tion, it was announced recently. Drivers intending to enter the first speedway race, December 1 1 must make at least 100 miles an hour in the trials December 1. 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