The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, July 06, 1924, Page 4, Image 4

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"j" - jJ-.-' July
THE ROAD TO WANT. He that bppresseth ho poor to increase
his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.
Proverbs 22:16. i 'I I '
PRAYER: Teach us. Lord, to play the man in all our dealings
with our fellows, and then Thy blessing will be oiir daily portion.
r,, Tho more the country hears from and of 'General Dawes, the
more the country will like him--- ! j
-Anti our people will hear a-plenty from him immediately
after the official notification is given him of his nomination as
the republican.eandidate, for. vice president, and from that time
till the closing of the campaign- ; ,
And every one will know exactly what he means, and the
great majority will feel 'that he means what he' says. He will
... peel, the hide off of the demagogues and hangthem on the
fence. He will hammer the daylights out of the hokum bisters
-md-thebunkum. boosters, and he will tall a spade a spade and
f a hoe a hoe.i He will have nothing to conceal, and he will not
' let the other fellow get away with much artful dodging. The
" "people will like General Dawes for this- nearly everybody
"" admires a fraiik'and fearless man- J j
. " But they will like him still more for his human side, and
'they will not hear from him with respect to this. He will not
talk about this. The' people will have to hear of him, from
i'f others, concerning this. He is a modest man, notwithstanding
1 certain impressions to thje contrary; given j by accident for
" ''instancei' his: "Hell and Maria" explosion Avhen his temper was
ja roused by. the pewee tactics of the congressional committee ; by
the attitude of pharisees straining at a gnat and swallowing a
t . camel, i ;. - ;-1 .-i'.- . ;:
General and Mrs.' Dawes had a great sorrow abgut twelve
years ago: when their; only sop, Rufus Fearing Dawes. was
drowned in Lake Geneva. This boy was 21 yearsJd and in the
junior class at Princeton university and h$d been w'orking
hard to train himself so that some day he could go ahead with
the work his father had started, i This meant that every vaca
tipn he had workedi instead of loafing. ''One time he worked in
aa engineering camp in South; Dakota where the" party tfiok
typhoid fever. He helped as, a nurse until he too was taken ill.
Like his father he was generous to the last degree.. He saved
$80 from his work that summer and the following Christmas he
spent $20 of it in buying baskets of food for poor families.
... At another vacation time i he worked in a gas house in
Seattle. .One summer. he worked f or i plumbing firm,' earning
$60 a month. The last vacation job he had was in the labora
tory of the Chicago Heights Gas laboratory, i He was clrowiied
during the last two weeks of his vacation, which he-had taken
"off for recreation. , : M ' l
His death was undoubtedly the greatest blow that his father
ever received or ever will receive. General Dawes' hopes were
all wrapped up in his boy and the future. JJ; - );
It was not long, after the death of Iris 'sqn that General
Dawes started his three hotels that have been operated so" well
for 'down-and-out men and women. The first Hvas built" and
dedicated as a memorial to his son. This hotel isftknown as the
Rufus F. Dawes Hotel for Destitute Men,". and is located on
the west 'side of Chicago, o many hotels and places of this
'kind constantly remind those who are forced to use them that
they are up against it and really accept charity. Biit in the
Rufus P. Dawes. hotel there is nothing to remind those who
stay there that they arc having a hard time in this world. The
hotel was opened January 1, 1914, and it has been popular ever
since, its reputation spreading from coast to coast. A man can
j;et a bed for a nickel or a dime and the meals cost less than
seven cents each. During the first four months this libtel Avas
open, 74,161 men were accommodated. 5 ; .
j:;: "While General Dawes will not talk about his "hotels as a
general thing, he will say at all times that he wants it under
stood that they are not charity institutions and that no one can
Interfere with the private affairs of thcj guests irt his hotels.
Aer this first hotel was running along in good shape ho started
another in Boston giving itt the .same name ! and running it
along the same lines exactly as the one in Chicago. In Febru
ary ,..1917, he started the JIarj' Dawes Hotel for Women as a
tribute to his mother. Together with his brother, Henry M.
Dawes, who" assists him in the managing of these hotels, he
wrote the following instructions to the employees in all of them:
vi are simpiy noteiReepers, ana tne Alary iiawes
hotel is nothing but a hotel run as a first class; re-j
spectable place differing from other first class hotels
only in its cheaper prices. Since our guests pay for v
our service, we assume no right as hotelkeepers to in
quire into their private affairs. There isvnothing in
the fattt that one becomes our paying guest, either in
our hotels for men.or for women, which should subject
him or her to any othet? restrictions than if a larger
rate per day were being paid. : i
" We wish to assure our patrons that so. long as '
they are orderly and deport themselves properly while
in our hotels their independence will not; be interfered
with, nor; will they be affronted with unasked advice
or interference with their private affairs. At the Rufus :
Dawes hotels at Boston and Chicago in the .last three
years we have, registered and cared for over 500,000
guests, ' and: ve. claim at: no hotel charting 50 times
," their rates is better order observed or greater appre-.. .
- ciation of others shown. by guests." ; ; '
1 Does the reader want a better picture of jthe tender, human
side of General Dawes? 'His idea of helping, the 7down and out
people is to help them help themselves. He does not pass, by
ion the other side and send them a check. Nor does" he humiliate4
and degrade them by-making: them feel thev are obiects of'
charity, or j subjects for officious meddling concerning their
ilives or habits or beliefs. ' . y T; j
j - He wants them treated as men and women ; members of the
I great brotherhood and sisterhood of American citizens in which
I there 'should be no classes, and no caste, excepting the caste of
J sjmpathy and service. ( ' ' ,.'
r You are going" to like General Dawes, tremendously; and
you will like him better the more you know of him. ; .
There has been a good deal of
discussion about the Japanese ex
. ' Manager
Manager Job lept.
Oregon, aa aecond-elaaa matter.
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clusion and a good "deal of hard
feeling ha"S beea worked up in
Japan. Japan has exclusion against
p;ericans.,S'oAmerir an. f an -o wn
a foot of land in Japan. We
never objected to that. We re
cognize their right to pass such
n-Risjaiiuu. . j nis-is not any ami
at Japan because 'it. is Japan, but
simply a part of the domestic pol
icy ! of the,. .United'; States, clearly
Within our rights and clearly de-
cldKl for our own personal inter
est!. ; 'I
liie contention that our exclu
sion law ha3 demolished or humil
iated the national life of Japan js
ridiculous. No affront was in
tended when congress passed the
law, and such; humiliation as the
Japanese nation may have suffer
ed is due to their Town petulant,
unreasoning jvay of taking this
legislation. j. j
The exclusion law was enacted
because the American people are
convinced that it would be un
desirable and an endangering j of
the' friendly relatipns between the
two countries to foster the coming
to the United Staffs and Hawaii
of Japanese in greater numbers
than are already under the Ameri
can -flag. Surely ; the Japanese
people can see that it would not
bo desirable for large numbers
of Americans, to push their way
into Japan to compete with Japan
ese! labor, Japanese storekeepers
and Japanese1 farmers : for trade
and industry upon which Japan
ese subjects properly have the first
right bf call. A situation would,
soon be presented that would lead
to racial dissensions, "national an
tipathies and increasing friction
that might cause war.
That, precisely,1 is the situation
in jthe United
matety 125,000
States. Approxi
Japanese are in
Hawaii and approximately 125,000
mote are in California, Oregon
and! Washington. ' Their coming
here in greater numbers would
notj onlv be desirable, bat a men
acelto the friendly relations of the
two! nations. U i j I
No question of inferiority j or
superiority is involved in our 1m
migration law. Quite to the con
trary, the American people have
a high regard for the Japanese
nation, a friendly feeling for the,
Japanese now inthe United States,
and a sincere desire to remain
everf at peace with them. 1
takes so little to make child
ren fiappjr. Jbis more than a monetary-
pleasure they receive upon
some little thing being done for
then. The children need love and
littl attentions remain with them.
The re are people we hate through
life because of some real or fan
cied slight in childhood? There
are! others we lpve all our love's
because of some little attention.
A mother's kind - words ; to a
chilA upon leaving for school or
a ; picnic will ; brighten tne entire
dajj, while' nervous and unkind
wori is tear the very heart out of
tho child.' I it v
A child is a precious thing, but
it fs also delicate. Its mental or
ganism works all the time, and the
cylinders of its little mind record
impressions that stay through the
Being kind To achild is one of
the best w-ays ever devised to ren
der service to our kind.
j The announcement that Senator
.La ; FoUette would not make an
aggressive campaign but would be
practically secluded in Washing
ton and speak byjetter and radio
indicates plainly that the stories
of his ill health are true. This
is t0t like La Fdllette at all. It
is a weakness that he would have
disdained 10 years ago.
Little: is to be feared by a cam
paign that does not plunge his per
sonality! into the "campaign. La
Follette! as a man in the back
ground will not be formidable.
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If there was any. doubt about
the Burdick speakership pledges
being made to thwart unfriendly
legislation on the part of the cor
porations, those doubts can be set
at rest, i ;; '' - ;. " i I . i;i :j
The Oregon " Voter, the organ
of special privilege, is fighting he
battles of the unmoral procedure.
"'.That tells the story. The cor
porations know exactly what they
want, and are going after it. l;-f
jThank God we; still have the
initiative and referendum.' If)
oping Goose Feature
On Screen at Siiverton
S1LVERTOX. Ore., July 5,
(Special to The Statesman).
Pictures of the Galloping Gopse
in the Rose Festival parade at
Portland were shown at the Gem
theater Jast Friday and Saturday
nights. -. The pictures were great
ly enjoyed as the goose is a SU
vertjon product and was a decided
hit at Portland. ; v 3
riie three reel picture featuring
Bobbie, which was recently made,
wasshown for one day only at the
Palace theater Sunday. The pic
ture is entitled "The Call of the
West" and shows Bobbie making
his f way westward from Indiana
to-aia-home in-Silvertou, Ore.-
"CAPTAINS ALL." by Albert
Richard Wetjen. New York.
Alfred Knopf, f 2.00.; :
In the New 'York L Times book
review of June 15, there appeared
a 'constructive review of i Albert
Richard ! Wet jen's new book ; of
short stories, 'Captains All." It
was a review not often given to a
young author, and a first book.
It lead the rev.iew page, was a
column 'and a half lone and alto
gether appreciative and helpful.
In its -specific criticism it noted
too many technical ship terms.
too many unrelieved short etories,
and mannerisms in. the characters,
inserted too obviously to attract
attention and too little as an out
growth of character.: The writer
waa alsn Inclinprt to rnmnlain that
Mr. Wetjen's sea was not sensu-
ousenough. In other words, not
Byroniei enough. : Well, all. this is
the criticism of assistance, and
some of it doubtless; true; but at
does not seem -to the: writer quite
within the compass of home town,
criiicist and this, review, Sir.
Wetjerijls going to get plenty of
constructive criticism, and more
satirical criticism, and some sav
age criticism. The constructive
ritirism will te useful, while the
bubiblea of much (learning blown
from literary suds -will be bub
bles, j But a reviewer in his home
town iuav he pardoned"; for think
ing he knows more about the out-
tanding strong features of nis
writing than a reviewer in New
York or Kalmazoo because he is
looking for them He may be a
wee bit" partial, but al least he
has no judicial reputation to main
tain. When our local baseball
nine comes to town do we go to.
the" grounds and yell uproariously
over the errors of the honie team
have: never done it yet: I have
never said; "That was a good play
Of BattS, mil unwise, ueiause ii
he had., failed: etc.": And when
errors occur, with the exception of
killing the umpire, I am always
sad and half regretful. So in the
c,ase of this particular base runner
Albert; Richard Wetjen. I find it
very easy to keep my mind on the
goodly; ; number ?of : home runs.
Let us look them; over.
"Captains All" )s a collection of
stories iyhich engages the atten
tion of the reader, grips the mind
of him, leaves the snug part of
Him a little shaken, and reinforces
liis latent desire to have a foun
dation to his thinking. They ful
fil in high degree the dictum that
"The end of the story must be
high enough and -worthy enough
to justify the preparations made
to reach it.',' No lotus Janes Irfre
the . mariners to fabled isles.
There are no sonnets to Leander.
Instead there is "the foaming
crash of the boarding seas; the
sucking drag of the sea; the iron
sea; the chaotic sea." Hitherto
the sea has worked now we
work, masters, mates and men. In
deed the story strain; is but tan
apostrophe to work work and
discipline. ; And, so Captain Jib
bets of the Pickle-Fleet, "That
long sea 'og '11 1 get th' glory,"
an.d listen to the yasualness of it,
"Can't 7: stay : to f cuss, though.
Them onions s got to. be deliv
ered." And so one animating mo
tive runs through broken ;'af .life
devoted to the integrity ' of: the
sea can; not escape it, The brok
en direlict Thompson - would deny
that integrity, does deny it. But
it proves stronger than he.- It
casts, him aside, using him ;" even
as he cast; aside the; helmsman,
using the wheel. IThompson's cry,
-'I did not do it tor..yor; for your
wife arid children," .was childish
babling- lie was: used, , even as
Clyteninestra byfj the Jncarnate
curse of the Grecian . Ilouse of
Tantalus. And the same with
value.? : The stars and the flood
and the foaming 'sea work - to
gether to reach . Webreif' that ihis
ecenomies are. cheap like chaff,
and as. pitiful 'in-daage'r, in con-;
trast 'with the courageof discip
ptne and knowledge; of long serv-:
ice." A man's career is much like
buying cable, if he's cheap about;
it he'll break ;rwhen?ithe test;
comes.". And these are the terms j
upon which; you read Mr. Wetjen's ;
book: that the sea has hammered
of 'em out, and that you respect
not only the process, but the
men who can thus meet the sea
as man to sea. '' ' 4
These tales are properly named:
grim, rought. brutal, reflective
sea captains yield us segments of
their lives, and J pans on. They:
are promote jor brokenfcjil
: i '; fit. - : 'i' '
and- are killed, but they -are
not I common. And here ; a
marvel! A. mjjte becomes
a captain and hefs born anew.
Itl is as-if a veiled Responsibility
hadJoMchd him on the, shoulder
an 1 whispered, "You.' Sir!" He
ni4y have been bent, beaten, hard
ened by years of service but ohce
a -captain' there SA a second, birth.
It may be manifest in devotion
to his ship, the day's work, a
lofty sense of duty to women and
Idren, or a dignity component-
these that runsHhfoftgh allde-
faiJIs of action. He is now alien to
fer, the Code embodied. author
ity! incarnate. Knighted by Odin,
fiejjis a chosen hero of Valhalla,
ball the -roll of the Captains : .
Qaptain Ellison; Cautious KlliHoii. first
maf-.. Hy ,li:mrc civvn a , I'oiiinvaiKl.
lrjvs Inn Kliif fhise io shiirp; i )ilra
ilividfJid loving owner. Shi M-r-pkeil. j
titain Klliiii gitrs down wi:h' '"my
uip. . i . ; .
Gajrtain Jibbetts: Mastt-r of ftn off the
littlf rargo ,vss-is that plough from port
to Iort. "Th Hirkle r'lest,' ' they jc'all
thin r7 varieties siimnioned ' ion
stHl-my night to rcsrue linrr on Coqtiille'
roijks, , Hard,', crtiellinir , night : 1 took itwo
lio-rs to clear Coos bav ; nix. hours ctiK-i
il ih. (I and during .struggle to get liner
off: rwks. and ont,to sea. Captain hajiils
vessel over to jug. and oimerv. a to mate,.
'"Now, Mister ! Mate, let's be a lout our
lawful affairs j two hundred tons of
onijons to he taken to Kureka. an' near
fifty thousand ifeet of "lumber to llanlon,
all)! waiting' at Marihfield.' v ;
Captain of Oie Matnor and Able Saa
man Thompson? A hie Heouiaa ThomtiNoui
whf (shipped at Seattle is reeognized by
thej eujitain as Jlater5, former raptAin'
of iMathor. who was broken beesnse of
testimony withheld by captain. Mathor
swillowx prid and tells Masters h : will
a(iings a leak and is obliged to put: in
at I Humboldt durinic torni. 'aiit;k!ns
finale amends to board if lie will- take
Majtlior in. . Mastery refused.; Caplain
tris but. fchip drifts., Masters suddenly
displaces helmsman and takes her through
50( foot lane. . Don't thank meV I
didn't do it for your wife and children!
Nojr for the blast-d assengersl jThe
Maithor was my ship once. She was my
ship! Mine:" ' i
Captain of the Carroway: A liyle man
chewing big black cigars. Always Seas
uaLj; air nonchalaot and matter nf. fact
during stranding of hia ship.. '"They're
rusjhin 6 the biiats," said . the mate.
'!aim, Mr. I.arsen. calm, you'll get sed
to (this stuff if you sail the wester
nccjan.' " The .wireless operator caitae- to
hiii. "Can't get any answer, sir . i .
tain, "you 4'ant;dn a damned - thing.
WHat'l we do .'" i'.'Do," said the :-ap-Dojn't
take it to heart." The helm t and
screw done, each .man. appealed to the
little gray bearded figure on th! bridge.
ruMiiig his chin. .... The last passen
wifh a cigar sagging, and his gloved band,
gef gone, the crew started to land, the
male watching for him, the captain brings
a I bedraggled ship'-s parrot Co light.
i Pretty i'olly," he croon, d, "did they
forget you,"., '- :
Captain In Strain:' His ship weil '
wharved among o. hers he is ordered to
moke to wharf . by agent of . company.
rWiKh" low tide and varying depths, cap- i
taih remonstrates. Agent, who has not
ha4 enough foresight to gather freight in
On place, still ohstinate. Thirty-yars
of seamanship railed in to. make turn;:
antiety every inch.. ires jam, break,
roljng sailor : on deck. An old seaman
shouts, - 'Look out for shoal "water, skip
pei!'" - A tittle, ferry , boat breasts the
ripis. . A khuddering rasp with a steam
scijooner. ''Ulankety blank," yells the
scHooner captain. .'Uet that liarge' away
frosm my ship!" . . . "Kasy,"-' said the
majte'to his men. "Stop,' rang the tele
graphs noisily. The captain resumed his
writing. '.Say, captain, d'yon know .its
tak- n you nearly an hour to ; 'shift. My
(iaju'dr you're so 'slow." His great fist
swung viciously, and the agent sat down '
on jthe deck: with remarkable suddenness.
''And if you want more, stand up."
Captain Bobert Thompson:':: His wife
illj and in extremity on the Mastern, he
majtle a sailor's decision to abandon des
tina'.ion. New York, where she could bave ,
medical attention, and obeyed SOS call
to rescue Captain XIalone whom he hated.
The iron sea.
Captain Black: Philosopher, brutal.'
Assaults, young seaman, l.amark, again
and again, j Wants to break his spirit.
ISaifled. Reflects. 4 Recognize 1hat the
boy had never been hostile. at all; just
stood firm that he was right. The ci:p
tailn laughed, "Kven the gods can, be
Captain Ensen: Rought his seamanship
i i.i . i . , i i..
oyj-ioug yeiini oi iiotu aim tears. rwrrrs
thf value, of ii into being of penurious
onjcrr s against cheap value of equip
ment. !'...-'
(When it comes to the manner
ofi telling his story we may as well
sa'y, first as .last that Mr. Wetjen
has style. ; He is keen" upon - the
adaptation of his manner to his in-
-tetit, therefore writes easily and
wth enjoyment, as attr good-story-tejlers,
should. Sometimes so
easily that his revision overlooks
strength to the weak spots as well
as ; the strong. . . :
But here I am muttering be
caiuso he does not steal two bases.
Better to admit that his driv
ing sentences are like tire short,
srift strokes of . the piston rod in
the engine room of the Mathor.
This, for Instance:
"The wind freshened. ; The sea
grew. The, jumping and straining
off the hawser became more acute.
Full were! the afterholds, full the
fojreholds.l'haff full the 'bunkers,
and the engine room. Number 2
htch Was smashed in. A sea had
broken half the ventilators from
the fiddley and had cim ted jthe
smokestack. v Another, had shifter
th chart house several feet from
its rightful position. The aptain
di4 not move, though he was very
wet and cold." - . : .
Sayr are these periods not sure of 1
the end from the beginning; fio
thity notattain speed and defini
tion; does the incident not serve
the object, and with power; are
they riot" quick carriers of the
storing an; angry sea cdurage, de
ciaion. bold action. struggle?
Should his theme change I be
lieve his style would change also.
I Relieve that he cares enough for
the word J the sentence, the para
graph, thiir linking and inter-relation,
fort that. Perhaps I Bhould
say ha could not help it. I .lave
that faith in him. ' f'"
jAs to that curious informing,
thkt fugitive breating which is
the' west ; wind of style, that
strange distribution , of cwnsonantj
to; vowel and vowel to vowel, the
music of which "as it rises Sand
falls we cayy rythm, our fqrtunate
author in large measure has, this,
tob; or, be it said, we could not
ha!ve maintained so, stoutlr he: bad
stjle And if ever there was j gift
ofj the gods, this is. It may be
that the mere; stylist never
achieves. But we may - be equal
ly sure that the man without
stjfle has .no tomorrow. Let us
lojk about us. Single out ; the
popular novelists. Count them on
yojur - fingers'. How ; many .-- hava
t jle? v A few well, they are of
tomorrow, .Tho . many they
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human document; they
are Kood pamphleteersj they are
of today. It is a gift, apparently,
not (to be purchased at a great
price. Given, the increiase is ioy-
jefuL I If Mr. Metjen bejjieves this,
he vf ill attend to the increase.
"Albert Richard Wetjen has
now! to his credit jCajptains All,
andit has . been favorably re-
yiewjeu, m ew torK: lie lias the
entrince (o many magazines and
papers and I am afraid the edi
tors! write him 'congratulatory
notes. If I were Manager of the
All 9
Qregotxs, I would want to keep
him ion 'the home teanb. and I'd
hafef the big league scouts like
i -
w Ihase of
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(Copyright. 1922 by Newspaper
Feature Service, Inc.)
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I Snouhted the stairs to Dicky's
roon wjth a queer little misgiv
ing -jtugging at niy i heart, same
thing which waa -neither pique,
lonejines nor 'disappointment, but
which held elements of all three
emotions. ' J . - (.
IfJ Lillian's interpretation of his
teleram were true and I had no
idaof doubting it, for she knew
so much more than I o the artis
tic world in which bicky worked
; thgen.he wa3 going itito an at
mosphere of beauty, luxury and
carefree gayety, in which I had no
part ! indeed, which' I inever had
seen!, !.-';' j '
F0r I knew of Atkins, Dicky's
prospective Tiost. according to
ian'sj guess, the man) who had
mad; such a success n writing
fiction with its I byproducts of
dranja and cinema productions,
thatl he was able ! to indulge Jiis
tastes to the limit in any direction
he cjiose." A man of gentle breed
ing, fwide ;culture, and posaesed of
restBess energy, he had made of
the ! camp iff . the Adirond'acks
which he had purchased in the
first flush' of his success, a fairy
land! of luxury as well as a ports-
man.s paradise. f j
Madge Begins to Pacjc
'it :-zM-i
i Here in solitude he fwrote tne
novels which enabled Kim to live
the.$fe he loved. : Herej when one
novel was completed, he invited
his dronies and celebrated splend
idly, ii had heard Dicky speak, with
as npix envy as lira euuny, seuci
ous feature ever -displayed, of the
fact that whichever artist the
capricious Atkins selected to il-
Liiistyato tho nnvpl nlwava one
r . . , v..u " .
of the guests at these celebrations,
and that the favored onp mighV al
most name his own price with the
publishers, for Atkins' selec'tfon
was 3aw. ", j '
. Aid now Dicky was to draw the
prizl. True-he had . not said so
but iLillian appeared to be sure
thatjwas what he meant. It would
have taken but a halfdozen more
words I thought; reaentfully., for
Dick;y to have told roe his destina
tion! and, old and tried :a friend as
Lillian is, l couianot neip a lit
tle eeling of pique tht I should
be ' Compelled to lean my, hus
band's whereabouts from her.
'Iave written,"' he had said in
the telegram, but I very well knew
wha that meant only) that he in
tendjed to write. I might not hear
fronl'bim agin until on the eve of
hia Separture; from Atkins's camp,
he would send me a j remorseful
wire or special delivery letter.
. With Lillian's assistance I drag
ged tDickpr'g pet trunkj a modish
looking, affair, from the corner qf
his -oom to the centre; opened it,
and stared aghast at Jthe hetero
genous collection of sketches and
magazines which filledj it;
A Problem Solved.
"This must be his jjunk over:
flow' Lililan commented prac
tically., "I'll warrant ; you that
youll find the really! important
things in his files, all correctly ar
ranged. Here! Wait a minute
till I get you a sheet.! That will
be the best way, don't you think.
'to cover the lied completely-That's
where we'll have to dump this if
we don't waht to break our necks
afterward in picking things up."
"I'll gef the sheet," I said, mov
ing rapidly toward the linen
closet. I knew that for the next
few seconds I did not wish to dis
cus this trip of Dicky's, even with
Lillian. A swift illogical vision
had come to me of the charming,
beautifully gowned, accomplished
women, whop Dicky would meet
at! this house party, and there waa
a tiny poignant pang of jealousy
in' my heart which I was afraid
Lillian would suspect, i
I pushed the unworthy feeling
down with grim determination as
I 'selected an- old 6heet, huried
back with it to Dicky's room and
spread it on the bed. .u
'that's the ticket!'" Lillian al
ready'. had her arms full of
sketches, deposited, them, on the
bed and hurried' back ; for more.
I -worked with-her, and in a few
minutes the5 trunk was emptied.
dnattui.and. lined with fresh sheets
1924 by
ilany devout souls are fearing that in the conflict of.-theo-logies
now in progress iintlie world, religion is I in danger .f
dying.- We helieve these! fears to he gronndleks. We agree with
the 'Chicago Kvenuig Post, which declares r There has always
lieeii rcligiini.; savages'liave it our America i Jntians Hclievel
in and wi'sliii)pcd the (Jreat Spirit ; they hel eved in' f he happy
hunting grounds of another life. - The young iiicn and women of
today are intelligent beings and are likely o make their, way
safely between 'conflicting theologies. They will riot bewithout
religion. Religion is not controlled by dogma." .
Moi-eoveV, the, ve;ry ; Presence; of this dosrmatpc conflict is
evidence that religion iA not dying, but- that it is! absorbing an
increasing measure of the time, thought and study of tliinking
people. All iionest spiri't of Inquiry; no matter to what limit it
goes, is not fraught with danger to real religion, although old,
outgrown 'loginas aii(r Miperstitioos may W AY tremble before
it. -Dogmatic conflict, springing from the ""spirit of inquiry and
the search for truth, st far from indicating; the death of re
ligion, is evidence of religious virility. Evtn honeiit doubt is
to be preferred to indifference and'the tinquestioniog acceptance
of old itlea.s and traditions, since! it stimulates the doubter to
religious activity "and jin religion,, as .in ey
human lifetjiere can be
men t w i t h out ac t i v i t v.
no great
This is
stimulatediby 'doubt result in
former religious convictions.
or search: for .truth, is the deadly
Every! lover ot relisribn should J thereforeJ
support ;-tflj the back-tothe-chuch jtnovement
ated by Dr. Sartell' Prentice at Nya'ck, New
to overcome ' this indifference.
city, including : bank " presidents, f judges, doctors, newspaper
editors, labor union leaders, the big local employers and mer
chants, and of course, the women, all joined in enthusiastically
pushing the, new movement which ;now gives promise of spread
ing over the whole-' country. The movement is (entirely non
sectarian, including; mertibers of Catholic chij relies and all Pro
testant denominations ah well as Jewish syn igogs, and is man
aged and officered entirely by laymen. '
I)r. J'reiitice, who Tsla graduate of Amherst college and of
Union Theological HemHiary and' an effective public speaker,
is-now touring the eountry in the., interest cf this back-to-th'e-ehu'rch
movement. ' Jle is meeting with great success and is re
ceiving t hp endorsement of the Hpfess and iissistance from all
classes. "The mnvemetit is sweeping the United; States," says
the Los Angeles Timesj, " ami like a new iroora, it promises
to sweep Clean! It is the first attempt to Cafl, not alone sin
ners but the righteous j to repentance. Xoij can anyone deny
that there, are many righteous' people on he outside of the
churches looking in who ought to be on the inside looking out."
The Associated Advertising Men's Clubs f the World have
taken up the movement, according to the Philadelphia North
American, and are calling upon the entire ;nembership of the
Association t" to-give tojtheir local church th splendid co-operation,
for jwhich their special training as advertising men. and
sales managers fit them and to help to bring to, all elements of
our society the gospel truth and of right doing, the spread
of moral teaching and tHe development of a conscience that shall
save the word from misery and ruin." ,
The! liack-to-the-chuch movement is officered and directed
by those who, as a rule, are not officially connected with any
chureh. Primarily it iinotfor the benefit oE the churches, but
to help society and tKe pndividuals composinj' it. In order that
the lenefit arising froi increased church attendance inaj be
something more than temporary the church and those charged
with their conduct mus awake to' the added responsibility that
this increased attendance will bring. Pertinent ouestions like
the, following sh'ould be honestly asked - and cnscieritfously
answered: How are the new attendants to be held as perman
ent adejitioris to the congregation? What, essential parts of the
Gospel !of Christ have not heretofore been sufficiently empha
sized or have been ignored entirely f What sjpritual longings or
needs have the churches not been satisfying that they should 1
strive, to satisfy? : -
The large percentage of non-church goers in 'our population
is in itself evidence that rnany have not fori id in the churches
what ministered to their spiritual needs.' So s lso is the presence
of the many new ism?, cults and religious organizations flour
ishing jn this country. Christian Science, STew Thought, Pj-'
vine Science, Christian jVssembly, and many others are honestly
striving to: satisfy the spiritual needs and lpn ?ings of those who
come to them. .' . 4; '
Every fstutent of the New Testament must recognize that no
existtng church or reljigious organization M this day fully
measures up to the New Test a men t standard. The Christian
religion, as there set forth, met every ear ihljr human need. It
did not merely promise Salvation and happiness in a future life;
it healed the body, it purified the heart, it ga ire spiritual power,
it afforded ample relief and assistance in all things temporal as
wel as in things spiritual and eternal ; sliould'not the church nd
all of its'devolit and active elements be striving more earnestly
to reach the New Testament standard, the-Christ standard, in
these respects? ": ' . ": ' - , '.
One thing is reasonably certain, many of the new chureh at
tendants will, not long participate in a'religious service which
consists in part of denials of the truths of science and
mSnds for acceptance of the old interpretations of some parts
of the Old Testament. (And, of course,- mental hysteria and in
tellectual legerdemain .aire 'hot 'spiritual power and will not long
satisfy' longings- for thej pbssession of it. Majn'y persons in this
age have' felt enough (if this spiritual, diviner power to knoAV
indepeijdenfly of the Ne'w iTestament, that it is ablessed reality.
Lei the .'memher.i of ou'r churches strive for this reality, even
as. did the. early disciples at the day of Penteqost, until they
get a m?n.h larger measuVej of it, and church attendance will vervi
largely take eare of itsclf.K ' ' 1
of white, paper, 'a supply of which
I ajways keep'on hand. - j-
"You are the daintiest! house
wife. Made,!' Lillian compiented.
as on my knees I fussily smoothed
the corners of the sheets. j"J love
white paper linings, but I; always
forget to buy them unless. I have
a regular Aunt Dinah's fclaring
out.' ". '; '. '. . ;-;-. .': .
"Yes I've noticed how careless
you. are' T acofted. Now,; let me
think. . L guees . I'll gather": all the
shoes together first." ; : ; ;
. "You want each wrapped. I sup
pose." Lilian returned. "Just toss
me some of that paper, and I'll
wrap as you select them." j l-
We worked " rapidly through
shoes,, and a number of other ar
ticles before she spoke again j
"Do you know," she said. "I'll
never disbelieve again in my lucky
star " '-. :-. I; '- '.':'. .. i .
"How ia that?" I asked mechan
ically. ' , j . . . ; H ; '.
"Why!; I (was figuring my brain
away on the problem of having
Allen- Drake in the same house
with your husband without an ex
plosion of some kind, and- here
this flight of . the. Dickybird's
sOlves the whole problem!" ,
. (To be continued.) .:
- f eopie are smoKing so mucni
now it-is hard to tell when to calif
a fire wagon.
San Jose Mercury)
ery other field of
strength or
true even t
growth or develop-
lough the .activity
the doubter in his
Indifference, riot honest inquiry
enemy of religion.
giv. svmpathetic
recently iriangur-
York, which seeks
iThe prominent people of that
Ry Editor JJ II. Parker of Tho
Conway (Arkansas)' News.
a group or young women were
deciding whidh one among their
girl friends vfas the prettiest.
Marry, of
course," said one of
them. "Why
her very eyes speak
kindness, she
is unsemsn ana
her whole manner
generous, and
is sweet and
invites your trust."
This select
ion; surprised the
others, because they, knew of much
prettier young .women; but as
they reflected they - realized that
facial beauty did not constitute
all that was involved in determin
ing the prettiest girl. '
Dress and
other "trimmings do
not count mu
ch in the making of
the prettiest g
ltI. It is her person
ality, her simplicity, and kindly
heart beauty points that always
grow more atl ractive aa the years
come and Ko. ;
The eyes arn said to be the mir
ror of 'the soul. Are yours? Or
are you merely a butterfly In wo
manhood? petter study to have a sweet ha
ture 4ind have your ftiends say of
you, "Her very, eyes, speak kind
ness." ' . - "'
The hardes
t thing about just
loafing Is biiylng cigarettes on