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The OHEGON STATESMAN, Sate; Oregon, Scaday Morning, Pecember 22. 1929
"So Favor Sways V; No Fear ShaU Awe."
From First Statesman. March 25, 1851
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A Religious Experiment
EUGENE is to be the scene of an experiment in religion
starting rith the new year, when Rev. Fred J. Clark of
that city will initiate what he calls a "Symbiosis' service,
- usine the Colonial theatre there on Sunday afternoons. Rev.
Clark was for a number! of years pastor of the First Congre
gational church of Eugene. Some months ago he resigned to
carry on lecture and mission work; recently he has been
engaged in the service station business for self-support,
t j Rev. Clark declares his independence of denomination
ajism on the ground that the church as it is now enchains
one's personal God ; and what religion needs is greater free
dom. For his services he plans increased variety and flexi
bility. No fixed order of worship. Brilliant music; we will
probably use several trumpets beside organ and voices. The
tiessage will be brought largely in story-form dramatic
bpok-sermons, using well known and popular novels, poems
hd the like, as well as magazine articles.
'. . The type of his organization promises to be unique. By
renting a theatre he will get away from heavy financial
burdens. People may come only out of desire and not from a
sense of duty. He is quoted:
i "The most dramatic difference Is in the method of financing the
enterprise. There will be no begging, no "collections lifted with laugh
ter.' no financial appeals. There will be no financial control by large
givers. Neither will there be any religious spongers, for people will
pay a moderate price at the door, thus raving self-respect. There will
be no prominent members' fingers around the windpipe of the
The personal credo of Rev. Clark does not take him into
the camp of the liberal" or humanist churches. He says
KING AND QUEEN CALL ON POPE
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must have had when they looked trp at some towering Or
"Like them I accept the findings of modern science applied to ' frpsri fmm tVia Orpomn fnr-Asf anH u-lipn riv paforiv these
tie Bible and everything else Bat the liberal is busy searching for a from a ar country to the city's leading hotel. What
ho man Je?us and a naturalistic explanation of religious experience, ! , , , wi.utv.iwj a . " . ,
and putting an ice-pack on everv religious emotion. I admit that the j do a few SSOnS amount to When one can describe to the
figure of the Christ in the Bible may be largely symbolical. But 1 1 other girls who staid at classes just the "football hero she
am not interested in searching out Eome human rabbi of 1900 years j welcomed to Jacksonville?
ago who may be behind that figure.
in tat Vnited States, to raany ef
which thera are Orsgoa men.
There are 1B7 of these men. la the
4S hospiUls outside of Oregon,
and each one of them will be re
minded of his home state and the
regard of the Salem War Mothers
for his well being by having in
his mail in the next few days a
clean, new dollar MIL In the Port
land veterans' hospital there are
142 Oregon men. and the Salem
War Mothers have sent 120 as
their contribution towards making
up a proper Christmas basket. A
number of other organizations
will participate In this. The Salem
War Mothers have also provided
money, gifts and provisions to
some needy People here, the rela
tives of service men.
The Salem War Mothers have
for several years been doing
something in the way of remem
bering at Christmas time Oregon
boys in federal hospitals. This is
the first year, however, when ev
ery mother's son of them has
been remembered. The reader will
not from the above that there
are at this time one less than 300
Oregon boys in the veterans' hos
pitals. How many more are in
other hospitals and Institutions of
various kinds there was no . at
tempt to find out.
G. W. Clymer can find the loca
tion of the "old Hunt school
house" where the republican par
ty of Oregon and all the Oregon
country had its beginning. His
people once rented the Hunt land
on which the school house was lo
cated, and Mr. Clymer as a boy
played around the historic school
house. Mr. Clymer now lives near
the end of the pavement on the
Salem-Pratum road, about five
miles east of the "four corners"
beyond the eastern end of State
street. The location of the histor
ical school house will be marked
DON'T PICK MEALTIME
TO NAG OR ADMONISH
Parents Err in Scolding Daring the Meal Hour, Sayg
Authority, for the Child Becomes "Upset" and
Cannot Properly Digest Its Food.
By BOTAL & CQPELAND, M.D.
United States Senator from Kew York.
Former Commietioner of BealtK few Tart City.
PPETTTE is an Bncertaia thing-. la tne sreraffe child the arpe.
bta is aroused by what we call "pxycholojical factors," or it
may be rained by them
Chadren art mora emotional than grown-tips. They are tuZy
influenced by small things, by their moods ird
"feelings." The de&cioos aroma of cooking will
at once arouse the desire to eat, and Just at
suddenly some distressing occurrence will rr.ake
the child refuse to eat
The food he eats will not Sccessarily Dour.-h
the child unless it can be digested and assimilad
by the body. If the child is all "upset" o er
something at mealtime, the digestive procr-i
stop, and the food already eaten may do t i
more harm than good.
It is important that the circumstances anor
which the meal is takes should be pleasar
happy and cheerful Some parents appear t'1
ways to take the mealtime hour for correc: e
the manners and admonishing the child what to
eat. This is a mistake- Firmness with the cL'd
is proper, of course.
Sometimes von may pt th ctmo ..-,.-.. .
simply taking his mind off himself by telling some pleasant r.orj
You may do a lot by giving a happy talk about some person h
interested in, or what games are to be played. The important thir e
is to keep him in a happy frame of mind during the meal It ij ire !
too. to see to it that the hour before
s Yesterdays ; .
Town Talks from The States
man Oar Fathers Read
Dec 29, 1904
The county sehool superintend
ents' office is sending letters to
all teachers relative to plans for
the general education exhibit
planned for the county, to be
held late In February,
"The New Testament Jesus Is God: and I am convinced that it
h a valid, authentic and authoritative revelation of God. It is God
, who forms the center of my Interest and worship; not a man. Only
Cod is adequate to human salvation. And the joy of that salvation
is so ereat that men ought to get excited about it. and be happy in it."
Rev. Clark is known as an able preacher, a sincere think
er and of the highest personal repute. His venture is singu
lar; and there may be enough folk in Eugene who are dis
contented with organized churches that they will be attract
ed to this theatre-ervice in numbers that may assure its
continuance. The Clark experiment's freedom from commer
cialism and from vagaries about healing and such practices
are all too rare among modern cults.
With all the trend toward "church unity" there is going
on at the same time the process of division. Despite the 220
divisions of the Christian church some folk do not find the
groove in which they fit, so they nucleate new groups in
their effort to find satisfying religious expression.
, : Fighting the Farm Relief
fTlHE publisher of the Medford News is a fruit grower, op-
JL erating on a big scale. He is bitterly opposed to coopera-
iuibuiu(, tum i uuv i au iw.wani in expressing ms
Views through the columns of his paper. Recently The News
devoted a full column editorial to condemning the agricul
t Jural marketing act. Here are some extracts from that edi
torial which show what the Medford publisher thinks. He
doesn't even withhold judgment pending trial of the experi
ment, but finds the McNary bill wrong even before its oper
ation starts. This is what the News says:
, "Our fight is against the AgricultnralMarketing act for the
Wason that the latter Is inimical to the interests of everr farmer
in this district. In opposing It we are. we sincerely feel, waging a
battle In the interests of thote upon whom the backbone of prosper
ity in this valley depends.
i j "This newspaper has never failed to stand by the farmers of this
Vtalley, and it is with the firm intention of continuing the fight in
'dheir behalf that we oppo?e the Agricultural Marketing act, for which
frmers the country over are grasping as the drowning man grasps
r a straw.
"We are not only opposed to the act because It was passed after
,-Xmmature deliberation and only lo appease the demand for. real agri
"euhural relieT, but for the reason that its very construction is such
(hat it can never benefit those local farmers who are advocates of
- jooperation. And furthermore, the act itslf was jammed down the
ihroats of legislators who were believers in genuine agricultural re
lief, and who had no other alternative than to accet it.
: "We challenge not only the individual advocates of the Agricul
tural Marketing act. bat any newspaper in the. state to point out a
single instance in which the act will benefit any agricultural Una la
, "We are opposed to any legislation which. If accepted by the
. majority of American people, will destroy individualism and personal
initiative and eventually permit the government to. succeed the in
ifividual in. business.
' We are opposed to any legislation which seeks to usurp prop
t (erty rights, and which compels the establishment of values on Amer
ican -farm products st the points of marketing instead of the points
" "We are opposed to any legislation or administration policy
jwbfch seeks to destroy competition in the markets of the country,
and which will herd the individual growers of the country into one
gigantic organization controlled by government boards, bureaus and
The Eugene Register describes1 Portland as something of a
tankerous old maid." Not far wrong, at that.
BITS for BREAKFAST
-By R. J. HENDRICKS
Historic church continued: . and the church is still uaburied.
(This young man will no doubt
h. i:. roner s arucie on lae i
Mill Creek (now AumsvIHe)
church of Christ went on to say:
"In speaking or writing those
ministers' names, the title or pre
fix Eev. was never used. We
would often hear them spoken of
as Bro. Wash Richardson. Uncle
Johnnie Powell or Uncle Johnnie
Rigdon. They seldom. IX ever, an
nounced beforehand subjects of
sermons to be delivered, bst be
lieving that 'the gospel of Jesus
Christ is the power of God onto
salvation,' they preached Christ
and Him crucified and stayed
strictly within the limits of the
book. This was before the time
when T. DeWltt Talmage of
Brooklyn tabernacle fame intro
duced the fad of announcing
catchy or sensational subjects for
sermons, a fad which at the pres
ent day has gone to seed.
"This reminds me of the young
man who came to us less than 10
years ago, fresli from school, and
after preaching a few sermons
announced that on a certain eve
ning he would preach the funeral
sermon of the Aumsville church.
When the time arrived, no doubt
believing that standing room
would be at a premium, he was on
hand early and tolled the bell:
When the audience arrived and
be found there were not enough
present to act as paU bearers, the
sermon was indefinitely postponed
Frowning on Jacksonville's Welcome
fTlHE Florida school rirls who went to the train at Jackson-
ij -ville to show the brawny lumberjack's from the Univer
sity of Oregon what southern hospitality was, are on the
icarpet, or rather those who were responsible for their cut
Iting classes to greet the Oregonians. The girls met the Ore
; 'iron football players at the train and escorted them to their
; hotel; but the school board doesn't seem to have the same
i ideas of southern hospitality as did some of tne mammas
'who encouraged the greeting.
.'j '' Oregon folk feel very badly if the visit of their youth
: proved so disconcerting to the social customs of the southern
city. The visit of the football team to Miami was a sort of
rhands-across-the-continent affair, and the tour tnrougn tne
southland was a triumphal tour in a mode Quite the reverse
of Sherman's march to the sea. No one knows, but one wond-
! era if the overload of hospitality wherever the team stopped
in the south mar not have contributed to its defeat. lake
: Hannibal's warriors tasting the delights of Italy, the sturdy
ipregonians could not resist the blandishments of the south
"lerners. ' ,
.1 J As for the girls of the Andrew Jackson high school at
Jacksonville, we hope they get no reprimand for cutting a
- - IliiiiV'vliaf 4-S,rtl Vma wvff-vrklMM eid
learn as he gets older than he
can better serve the cause by try
ing to resurrect dead churches
than by attempting to bury live
"11 might be of interest to men
tion the fact that my grandfather.
N. Coffey, whose name appears at
tht head of this membership list,
was converted under the preach
ing of and baptised into the
church of Christ In Illinois, by
Col. Edward D. Baker, who sac
rificed his life upon his country's
altar at the battle of Ball's Bluff
early In the Civil war. Col. Baker
was twice elected to congress from
Illinois and afterwards came to
Oregon There ho was elected to
serve in the United States senate,
from which position he resigned
and raised a California regiment
which he was leading in the battle
when he fell, his body being
pierced by six bullets.
"It Is said that Lincoln wept
when he beard of his death. I
mention this matter for the reason
that there are perhaps very few
people aware of the fact that Col.
Baker was at one time a preach
er of the church of Christ. Such,
however, is the case, and he was
not Only an able and eloquent
speaker as a preacher, but well
sustained that reputation in the
halls of congress.
Lay . S er mraoiris
THE BIRTH OP JESUS !
"and U ran to paia ia tliMa days,
that Jams cam fraai Kaxarath ( Gati- '
This is the earliest recorded;
line about Jesus which is pre
served. Mark was the earliest of
the gospels now extant. It tells
nothing at all of the birth of Je
sus, of the annunciation, of the
immaculate conception. John,
the, last of the gospels, tells noth
ing ot the birth of Jesus. It takes
up bis biography with the bap
tism. Luke and Matthew are the
ones who weave the beautiful
story of his miraculous birth in
Bethlehem. And the story given
la these two gospels Is strangely
divergent: Matthew. tells the story
of the three wise men; Luke tells
the story of the shepherds in the
fields. Lake tells how Joseph
and Mary went from Nasareta to
Bethlehem because of the tax de
cree of Caesar Augustus. Matthew
tells the genealogy of Jeaas bat
traces it to Joseph, whose patern
ity he immediately denies. Luke
tells the story ot Elizabeth;
Matthew the story of the wicked
Herod. . Matthew tells how Jo
seph tooX Ids' family and went
from Bethlehem to Egypt for
safety. They waked ' there till
Herod died, and returning avoid
ed Jndea, for tear et Arehelaus.
the son and successor ot Herod,
and went away up into Galilee.
Lake says nothing about the jour
ney to Egypt, but says on the con
trary that the parents took Jesus
ai soon as they could and went
up to Jerusalem where Simeon
and Anna saw them at the temple.
So here are the four biogra
phies cf Jesus. Two of them, the
first cd the last, say nothing at
all about his birth. The accounts
given by the other two are strik
ingly different. It Is en account
of these great variations that
many loyal followers of Christ
have not accepted the story ot
the "virgin birth." To them the
gospel record is too scanty er too
irreconcilable to justify accepting
the doctrine of Mary's immacu
- Who is there so Intellectual or
so hard ot heart as to reject the
beautiful lesson of the Bethlehem
story? Believe what he may about
it or about theology which is
erected apon it one may sot resist
the appeal of the picture ot moth
erhood and of babyhood. None
today may aspire to the role ot
the madonna, bat what woman
does not in her conception near
angel voices and dream ot some
heavenly 'mission for her , off
spring? And do not men , of
learning; and humble folk of the
fields always etter tribute " of
goods and of praise at the birth
of n child? Pare, sweet mother
hood, the awpfemo triamnh ot the
race; innocent, helpless babyhood.
the sublime hope of the . race;
Surety it there be . aaght of di
vine in life it hovers about moth
er and babe, though they lie in
;the stable of a lowly inn. -
-This little church history
would not be complete without
mentioning the name of Henry
Smith who united with the Mill
Creek congregation in about the
, O . T 1 T"Y - V..
j cir long, i utic ncuij, as ue w u
called by every one, was the prime
mover in the building of our pres
ent house of worship, and besides
contributing mere than double
the amount given by any one per
son for Its erection, also donated
the half block on which the build
ing stands. He was a strong sup
porter of the church by his faith
ful attendance and financial aid,
his pocket book having been con
verted with him.
"Eulogistic words could be pen
ned on the lives of many others of
those old pioneers of the early
church movement here, but it is
unnecessary. I often visit the
spot where the old school house
and church building stood, and as
I stand and look down into tlfe
clear bubbling spring, my mind
goes back to the time when those
pioneer Christian men and women
drank of its dear, cool waters.
These thoughts would bring a
shadow of sadness were It not for
the fact that by faith I can real
ize that those- dear ones have
fought a good fight and finished
their course and are now resting
in 'the land that is fairer than
day. where they can drink from
the fountain which satisfies."
Bancroft gives this biographical
stetch of Col. E. D. Baker: "Born
in London in 1811; came to Amer
ica in 1816; learned cabinet mak
ing and in 1S28 went to Carroll
ton. Ill, where he began the study
ot law. In 1832 he was major in
the Black Hawk war. For 10 years
he was a member of the Illinois
legislature, and in 1845 of the
U. S. house of representatives.
During that year he raised a reg
iment for the Mexican war and
joined Taylor at the Rio Grande.
In December. 1846, he returned.
made a speech on the war in con
gress, after which he resigned and
went back to Mexico, where he
participated ia the capture of San
Juan de Ulua and the battle of
Cerro Gordo; taking the command
in that battle after the wounding
of General Shields. The state of
Illinois presented him with a
sword. In 1849 he was again
elected to congress; and in ltSl
he undertook some work on the
Panama railway, but was driven
by the fever to California in 1852,
where he practiced law and made
Bancroft says also: "When war
was declared Baker raised a regi
ment in Pennsylvania. His re
mains were deposited in Lone
Mountain cemetery, San Francis
co, and a monument erected to his
memory.' This is another ease ot
California having appropriated
laurels belonging to Oregon. Ba
ker was Oregon's United States
senator, not California's. Bancroft
in another part of the story of his
connection with Oregon history,
says he "came from California,
where his star was not propitious,
to Oregon, where be hoped to
have n finger In the new politics."
His star was propitious in Oregon,
and he had more than n finger in
the new politics here he had
both hands and all his great abil
The Bits man believes that CoL
E. D. Baker, when the matter of
Oregon country Immigration was
I being; first discussed la Illinois,
mace at least one speech against
it. Can some reader conllrsa this,
and give bis authority? - v ,
' The Salem chapter ot American
War - Mothers Is making rather
large contributions to . Christmas
cheer efforts this year. There are
49 World war veterans hoepitala
Rev. N. Doane. D. D.. pioneer
minister of the Methodist church,
was giTen a Christmas gift In the
form of $40 in cash by the mem
bers of the Portland Methodist
Ministers association, according
to word received by his friends
here. Doane is now In Portland
but lived in Salem for many
Mr. Baker, of the Gilbert and
Baker grocery, 287 Commercial
street, has sold his interest to B.
O. Schucklng, who has been en
gaged In the hop business here
for some time.
HAS GOOD PROGRAM
mealtime is a happy and relaxed one.
I know of one family In which the
parents an persons of large affairs,
as wen as people of wisdom. So mat
ter new busy they are. no soda! at
rair or business enragement is so
important that it cannot be put aside
for the hour with the n:idrea trom
to . They invariably spend this
time with tbs young-stirs. It is a
happy hour, brimful with olay and
merry-making of some kind
This practice will -ii vrars of
good health for those children. It
guarantees a happy frame of mind at
mealtime and at bedtime. In all
time to come they will think back
upon this happy hour la '-he home
Incidentally let as ay. . daily
hour like this ia rood for the par
ents it keeps them weu and harrov
In order that your child may 0
properly nourished h mast form
rood habits. What Is Just as essen
tial he must form proper eating
The foods should be eaten slowly
enough to aQow the digestive Juices
to do then work. Pood "bolted' la
worse than steles. How many chil
dren have this bad habit.
If children are not attentive to a
parent's suggestion on this point,
perhaps the family physician can
take a hand. He may teU the eh fid
in a tactful manner lust how impor
tant Jt Is to eat slowly and to eat at
mealtime and not between Jieais.
A happy meal, wl'bout lagging,
unpleasant, painful table ccenes will
go far to making both wrents end
children healthy, wealthy and wise.
Be Cuca with your chi!d la his eating
talk about, even If it
eonseious effort to do o
Answers lo II:-.
I J. J. Q. What do you adv..
-1 ror granulated eyelids?
a a n
- wn jrr cent oz t-
oxide of mercury ointment to"
eyelids at night.
oak K. . What la
Mole are usually birthrks.
mother's marks," as txey are cai
The sklQ efect to present when the
baby is born. Generally they rrcw
larger as time passes.
J. B. Q. Can a fallen stomach or
raxtroptosi cause hernia?
Si. & M.
Q- What i good tor
A. -Consult or doctor for treat
meat. THANK JOU. Q.-What eaa b.
done for la flamed and enlarged ton
sils? S. What causes pufflness ondei
S. How m-ich should a airi f it,
Ti Inches taO weigh?
A- It any be necessary te have
X- This is Mualy doe te a kidney
or heart condition.
s. She should weigh aboo 15t
WOODBURN. December 21.
The freshman class was in charge
of the program presented Friday
in keeping with the holidays at
The program was typical of the
"youngsters," consisting of mu
sic, readings and group songs.
The following numbers comprised
"Christmas Bells." Gwendolyn
Strike; Christmas carols, by the
group: "Angels We Have Heard
on High Christmas," Charles
Cammack; harmonica solo. Dan
iel Lorents; 'Sings of Christmas,"
Lois Seely; Christmas carols, by
the group; "Christmas Week" bj
Fred Rogers; magic stunt, Frank
Bart os ; MJes for Christmas." Don
ald Garrett; saxophone solo. Johs
Kinns; "Best Christmas Pudding,
Dorothy Lee; 'Chris tm as
Thought," Mary Alice Conyne;
"Christmas Story." Mildred Grim,
Christmas carols by the group;
"The Night Before Christmas, At
fred Stewart; "Oh Holy Night"
and a Christmas tableaux conclud
ed the program which was undei
the direction of Miss Ruth Mitchell.
. AND p MYTu'
A LURING -m their grace of line and
-t- sparkle of substance items of
Jewelry and Silverware make charming
sifts. Their permanence and utility
add to their value. As usual the choic
est assortment is available at this store.
Rogers SO Year Grade Knives, Fswfca, Known.
Sasar Shell, Batter Kmlfe, W tr
Hotnees and Edwards Chana, Ceatnrr and
raoaat Coaasawaity Plate Be viTJe. Paul
Bevere, Grcsmout Bird of Paradise.
1S47 Rodger Brosu, Ajtsdveraary, AnrestriaJ.
Legacy. Wallace Hostess, Nancy Deane.
Brautiral line of Hollow ware In new pat
terns. Berlin Silver patterns, EIs-Albrt, Fair
tax, Virgimia, Carvel Ixmls XIV, Lady Dfcasut,
w"awsesuuauan, ranees Marr
GLASS STEM WARE
8 Sherbets SISO jt -
9 uoolets $150-t
navaria Sterling Trine. China
A 23 edt
GPmiYTZtY EVENING UNTIL OntlSTMAS
State Street at Liberty
"On the Corner'
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