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THE OREGON STATESMAN, SALEM, OREGON
n r STURpAY MORNING, MARCH 29, 1924
An' Extract From The Funeral Sermon
By Rov. B. E. Kirkpatrick on the Death of Mrs. Geo. W. Walton.
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Text: ; "But If -we died -with '
Christ, -we believe that we shall
,also live with.hiin. . . . Even bo,
reckon ye also yourselves to be
dead unto sin. but alive unto God
In Jesus Christ." Romans 6:8,11.
The New Testament deals with
the paramount Issues, of life and
death. There are maty other in
terests' that ordinarily absorb our
attention pleasure , and pain,
work and play, business and poli
tics a thousand details of every
day life. But it is' by universal
consent that . when the question
of life and death confronts us, all
these, other things fade away into
' ,Tet It is with these paramount
and eternal things that the relig
ion of Christ deals. And that is
why it has always gripped the
hearts of men in their more sol
emn aud thoughtful moments.
When we are ; brought to face
life's great central concernsnoth
ing but the religion of Christ will
. But while Christianity deals
with life and ; death, it becomes
perfectly - apparent, on a little
thought, that Infinitely ..more is
contemplated than the 'mere life
or death of. the physical. body.? It
Is true, that men count physical
life sweet, and cling to it with
tenacity. : They dread physical
death, and seek to the last to
avoid it.; Yet there are some
things vastly more to. ba desired
than mere physical life.
: It is with these more deeply sig
nificant things i that Christianity
deals. There is a life and death
in the realm of the personality of
man beside which' the things that
may happen to the body are com
paratively unimportant.' Jesus
came Into the world to make men
alive not merely j to make - men
tingle with animal vitality, and
. strength, but to make men , al!v9
: to purity and goodness and truth.
He came to save men from death
not the death of the body,
though it Is true1 that be did recall
at least two people from the realm
pf the dead for a brief space, and
with many others postponed their
departure hence for a little while.
But he came to save men from be
coming" dead - to the highest - and
I best things to the things of the
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. We have come to know all too
wen j now to detect., the moment
when physical death : has come.
Who .has not experienced the
heartbreak at the dread ' unre
sponsiveness of death? That body
that was once ,bo sensitive to bur
touch, that responded to our every
world and glance, has now lost all
power to respond to any stimulus
of llfe.-., -t...- ;:
Even so we have learned how to
. detect' the" aliveness or the dead
; ness of one's mind. Talk to one
man about radio,, .and you ; seem
, to open the flood gates of his soul.
He responds instantly, and can
talk with you by the hour on that
scheme. Mention 1 the same eub
' Ject to another man, and he makes
nV response whatever, r He is not
' Interested in it. The one, man Is
keenly alive , to the . marvels of
radio, while the other is -apparently
dead to it. Perhaps if you
should discuss the subject of music
with these same, men, the situation
might be reversed. The one who
i was keenly alive to radio might be
1 dead to music, while the one who
: made no response 'to radio might
go into rapture about music.
Men likewise manifest the same
contrast in. the realm of life's
i highest Interests. Some are pltl
i fully dead to spiritual things,
- making no response whatever to
the spiritual appeal; while others
are keenly and vividly alive to the
things of GoV
It is one of the axioms of ex
perience that one cannot be alive
to everything at the same time.
Some things are mutually exclus
ive. No man can be alive to truth
fulness and to falsehood at the
Bame : time, or to purity and. to
, impurity, ; to the things of the
: flesh and to the things of the spir
it. The capacity for both are la
tent within U8 but both cannot
be developed simultaneously. One
must be put to death in order that
the other might live. The supreme
question with every man is this:
which part of me shall be put to
death, and which part shall be
given a chance to live?
The challenge of Paul in our
text," which Was also the challenge
of Christ, wats that we might reck
on ourselves as dead unto sin, but
alive unto God. That was the su
preme mission for. which Jesus
came, that men might die to all
that is base. and low and selfish,
and ' that they might be made
abundantly alive to the noble and
the sublime alive. unto God. And
When men are finally made alive
unto God and eternal things, it
then becomes merely incidental
whatmay become of the body.
Though the outward man perish,
yet the inward man is renewed
day by day. If the earthly bouse
of this tabernacle be dissolved
we have an house not made with
hands, eternal in the heavens.
Death, loses its terror then. It
becomes merely a process whereby
the mortal puts on immortality
It is that grea,t fact that brings
comfort in an hour like this. Mrs.
George W. $VaUqnfcwas one who
was keenly alive" to life's highest
and best. ' '
I shall nevsr forget the Impres
sions of my first call upon Mrs.
Walton. I had never met her be
fore, but had been told that she
was' an invalid. Though weak
ened in body, a few moments con
versation revealed how alive she
was in mind, and sp rit. She
showed herself wonderfully alive
to the interests of her children Oi
whom she was very proud; alive
to questions of reform, for she had
once organized a branch of the
W.C.T.U., and had served many
years as its president. She was
alive to the interests of the church
of which she had been a member
since childhood, had been superin
tendent of Sunday' School and an
active worker in many church ac
tivities. I found her intensely
alive to the Bible, over whose
pages she had pored with devotion
all her life, until her mind was
steeped in its- teaching and its
spirit. And she was refreshingly
alive in spiritual experience. To
her, prayer was a great reality,
faith a sustanlng power, Christ a
present, personal saviour, and
heaven a vivid and certain hope.
And when J came from her
home that day, I carried away the
impression, not of an invalid, frail
and weak "and helpless, but of a
personality that was tadTantly
alive to life's highest and best.
And that . is still my impression
today. We may lay her Jbodily
form away reverently in the earth,
but sha is not here; she is risen.
Having learned life's greatest les
son while here among us, how to
be alive unto God, we can be as
sured that she is still alive unto
Him. Jesus said, "I am the resur
rection and the life: He that be
lleveth on me, though he die, -yet
shall he live, and waosoever liv-eth-
and -believeth' on me' shall
never die." .
Y For us who remain, that still is
pur greatest obligation to reckon-
ourselves dead unto sin, but
alive unto God.
Herr Lingens was accustomed to
deliver a long speech every year on
Sunday observance. He delivered
this in connection with the consid
eration of the budgets ordinarily.
But one year he spoke at length
on another subject and in such a
low voice that the galleries empt
ied and the reporters took refuge
iri the cafes of, the Reichstag,
which are famous for their excel
The next day the press announc
ed "Delegate Lingens spoke as is
his habit on Sunday rest."
Herr Lingens was very angry
and was granted permission by the
president of the Reichstag to speak
again the next day before the ord
er of the day was entered' upon.
He complained in his speech of
the faulty reporting done by the
But the newspapers all came
out with this 'statement: "Before
the body entered upon the day's
order Delegate Lingens repeated
his well-known arguments in favor
of Sunday rest."
441 AMERICAN'S LIVE IN TOKIO
(By Mill) ;
TOKIO, Feb. 22. With the ex
ception of Chinese, Americans out
number all other foreigners in.To
kio. The last police census show
ed 4 41 Americans in the city, 266
Hritish, 213 Germans. ,90 Russians,
24 French, 24 Swiss, 12 Italians,
19 Swedes, 10 Poles, and seven
Indians. Since the earthquake the
Chinese-population has dropped
from 3000 to 1935, of which 775
LONDON, March 12. The first
few weeks of any year are always
good for the precious stone mer
chants, as traders generally re
place their stocks which have been
depleted by the Christmas and
New Year trade.
This year there is said to have
been a greater demand than ever
for diamonds and other valuable
stones, and last week $1,250,000
worth of "rough" stones were
sold, the bulk going into the hands
of American cutters. The bigegst
demand is for cheap and medium
grade diamonds, but much money
is being put into pearl ropes and
necklaces, one string alone being
sold last week for $200,000.
FASHION TURNS HER SPOTLIGHT
ON THE FAMILY ALBUM
There is something about the
modest tarnedtdown collar and
the plain basqte bodice of this
ujider.iably modern gown which
remind us of the family album
photographs of our grandmothers,
and who knows, if the designer
did not get his 'inspiration from
tbe same source, De that as it
ntay, the result lis decidedly at
tractive, and or 1924 heroine
sltows her sense bf the fitness of
things by wearing "at her throat"
as the old fashioned novelists
usod to say, a lage and beauti
fully cut cameo biooch.
Pleats, like tlje poor, seem
tney are a great deal more wel
come, for they add a pleasing
variation to the tube like silhou
ette to which as a nation we seem
committed. One hardly knows
what the designers would do
without the diversion pf pleats
and their allies, ruffles, to break
the level flatness of our sartorial
landscape. At the Paris openings',
Henri Creange tells us, pleats
were featured in every conceiv
able way. Patou especially shows
his .preference for this means of
diversifying the straight silhou
ette. Pleats are considerably more
than just "part of the picture" in
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printed crepe de chine, from tnV
South Manchester looms whose i
snug fitting bodice, ; plain back,
tight sleeves, and demure white;
eatin collar and cuffs might pre-?'?
Bent too severe an aspect were it 4.
not for the gracious and graceful -.
contrast of I two wide plaited i
flounces of Crepe Cbenette. Pleats
are .also used in a quaint new
way In the lower section of the
JANUARY WAS HEALTHY
German Delegate Crosses
Reporters Then Gets Mad
BERLIN, March 13. Reporters
In the German Reichstag get just
as tired of dry routine as the
American newspapermen do in the
press galleries of Congress, and
many amusing incidents arise over
the failure of reporters to sit en
tirely through sessions of the Ger
man legislative body.
Dr. Otto Arendt, who belonged
to the Reichstag "or many years,
teUs in . his , recently published
memoirs of an experience Herr
Lingens, a deputy of the Catholic
party, had with the German press.
Waller: ? Johnson; Veteran .Strike-Out King, Gets
Ready for Another Season by Mountain Climbing
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... , This photograph, .taken . a. Hot
prtUKS.'Arlt., ahows Johnson . with
'Buck' Harris, -the youngeft man-
tr In tne Ainericaa ijvnguv.
-Those two- laenibers joX the VatJtaary spring, tralnlnjr
inston teamVwere out ; tor thptr
dally, climb of the - mountains' at
Hot Springs," during "iheir prellrn-
Official start midwinter transcontinental SL - pT2. -
rmn Sidney Bowman of New York is ?g SZ'i "k & V
bidding "Cannon BaU Baker goodbye. -i 'ii ui ?&&33g iSV . - JL iX" : 1
, Group to tbe Lift includes official i .
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"Cannon Ball" Baker and stock Gardner
Sedan at Los Angeles, after record coast-to-coast
3398 miles in 4 days, M hours, 15 minutes'
The First Midwinter Transcontinental Seed and Endurance
Bun Ever Made in a Stock Closed Car. Only One Car Used
Tto rosf convincing advertisement ever published for the Gardner
car was written by "Cannon Ball" Baker on the rut-torn roads from
New York to Los Angeles bttWeen 2:22 a. m. February 19 and 4:30
p. m. February 25. 1
Fighting his way through roads hub-deep in mud 1,396 miles on
chains through rain, snow, ice and sleet up terrific mountain
grades with the wind howling at sixty miles an hour across sand
covered prairies where wheels spin and slide "Cannon Ball" Baker
has just driven a stock Gardner Sedan, christened "The Blizzard,"
from coast to coast in the dead of winter.
Throughout the entire run, only one car was used and all driving
was done by "Cannon Ball" Baker. No man or no closed car ever
equaled this feat. Few men or few closed cars ever will.
The demand made upon this Gardner is equivalent to what the aver
age car, undev ordinary everyday usage, is called upon to do during its
"The flow of power in that car was amazing," said Baker, as
Biippea ircrn Dsnina tne wneei oi tne uaraner at
Los Angeles. It was smooth and even, and
seemed endlers. Despite the terrific racking of the
long grind, no vibration was ever apparent.
"Time and again we took terrific grades in high.
Between New York and Zanesville, Ohio, we
pulled through the worst all-day storm in years
530 miles ca chains.
"Vs pulled the entire 508 miles from Zanesville to
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St. Louis over roads covered with a treacherous sheet of ice, and with
chains on all four wheels. Yet we made that lap in 15 hours and 33
routes better than 30 miles an hour.
"We churned through the. mud of Missouri's bogs, and across the
sand-swept pranes of Kansas we plunged along the Santa Fe trail
and over the Eockies with the motor humming beautifully, respond
ing with an abundance of power beyond our expectations. Our
speed often rared well over 60 miles an hour. At no time were we
pulled to the limit.
After finishing his record run, and without touching his motor, he
drove the same stock Gardner Sedan at 64 miles an hour over an offi
cially measured course. He carried three passengers and was timed
by four stop watches.
Tlu record run has opened the eyes of all America to the amazing
performance qualities of. the Gardner. It has clearly demonstrated
J?e 51. u tS5r?Iie4: outperform any car in its class. That
it will climb any: hill in high that any other car will make regard-
4WM w Dc U1 T'W - z . g0 20 to 25 mUes on a &alJon of gas.
, . , wm iana up on au Kinas or roaas in all
kuids of weather.
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wnuui dSK. more or a motor car tnan was
demanded of the stock Gardner .Sedan. You can
not find worse roads. You cannot find steeper
grades than were encountered and conquered in
Small wonder ownws will 11 w h RantnM
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is the most satisfactory car they have ever driven,
Think of it! Using the most direct railroads and the fastest trains you
would travel hut 4 mUes per hour faster than this remarkable speed.
' is. "
BUILT BY THE GARDNER MOTOR COBUILDERS OF VEHICLES SINCE 1882
BURDETT-ALBEE MOTOR CAR; CO.
. 17.1 S. Liberty, Salem. Ore.
14th and Couch Sis., Portland, Ore.
t NORDENSON . MOTOR CO.
Corvallis, Ore. '
With the death rate from In-' "
fluenza reduced to less than one--,
half that for January, 1923. with; t
sharp declines in the rates for' :
tuberculosis, organic heart dl-
sease, pneumonia and Brirht's - -
disease, Jatuary, 1924. proved'
likely to be aiwaj with us. and this pleasing frock of cool greet; the healthiest January on record.H
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