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THURSADY, NOVEMBER 20, 9131,
FOREST GROVE PRESS
strength. Today we excell oar ancestors in
physical accomplishments; but the wonders o f
the modern world are all the results of discov-
G E O R G E H U N T IN G T O N C U R R E Y
erv and invention due to the unseen force o f the
E D IT O R
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n i id o f man. And here, even as man’ s thot is
expanding into a world consciousness, so is it
Published every Thursday at Forest Grove, Washington developing from material, thru the mental, into
Entered at the Forest Grove Post the natural spitual realm, Not that considera
Office as second-class matter.
tion of the physical or mental shall ever be sup
planted by the spiritual, any more than the care
of self and family will ever be lost in the idea
It is not a bad thing for each one to early get a little
of world union; but that as we are advancing by
philosophy into his life” Ralph Waldo Trine.
enlarging the terms in which we think, so also
are we growing by extending the limitations of
Man’s first thots were con our knowledge-
THINKING cerning self. Whether it was
self preservation or some oth
If Portland is to be a city o f 2,000,000 by 1950
er self idea, it undoubtedly as predicted by Jonathan Bourne the P r e s s pre
concerned self, As he advanced in mental capac- dicts that Forest Grove will grow in a like pro
ity, he conceived of another, a mate, and then portion and will be a city o f 20,000. Washing
thot in terms of two. Early the family appeared ton county increased 7000 from 1900 to 1910 and
and he began thinking in terms of his own blood where land is so fertile that families can be pro
relation. The immediate family formed into vided for and educated from forty acres or less
clans and tie clans into tribes or states and he the future metropolis o f this county may even
was forced to think in terms o f nations, and la exceed that figure.
ter of empires and federations. Today, still ad
vancing and broadening in mental capacity,
In nearly every issue o f the PRESS appears
man is beginning to think in terms of the world
article which if you would clip and paste
and to realize his relationship to all of mankind,
to feel that their interests are his interests, and in a scrap book you would in the course of a
year have a treasure book that would be valued
to proclaim aloud his world citizenship.
Nor have we expanded, without reaching great very highly.
er depths of thot. At first man considered on
ly the material, the things to eat, to shelter and
The large number of lights left burning Wed
to protect. The seven ancient wonders of the nesday morning indicate the need o f a 24 hour
world are all triumphs o f man’ s physical light service for this city.
FO R ES T
through their lagislature, from enact
ing that the Bible should not be read
in localities where parents may be con
scientiously opposed to it. We will be
putting religious questions into politics
and making the church relations of the
judges a most important consideration. ”
Last Saturday we played a foot
ball game against Albany College
and won by a score of 20 to 19.
At the end o f the first half the
score was 19 to 0 in their favor
Our fellows certainly got in am
W a l t e r C la rk .
played in the last half.
Raleigh, N. C., August 7, 1913.
I am beginning to realize that
I will have to get busy and study.
Some o f the students have dis
covered that the teachers send
out little yellow envelopes onci
in a while.
In looking over my accounts I
find that my finances are in
rather a timorous condition and
Actual Letters By a Real a small check would come in very
handy about now.
Freshman to His
Hoping to hear from you soon.
J ohn .
P. U. FRESHMAN’S
LETTERS TO “DAD”
“ P ress”
W i ll
B o y ’ s A c t u a l Im pressions
E ach W e e k
Auto Tax to Aid Road*.
The Michigan legislature has passed
•he Newal Smith automobile tax bill,
vhich provides for a graded tax on
automobiles and auto trucks bused on
heir horsepower, und the money thus
•alsed Is to be devoted to good roads.
The bill had a stormy time In the
house, snd Representative Smith was
kept busy preserving Its Important
nrovlslons. In the senate not much
A 6,500 Pound Cheats.
On July 19 a cheese weighing 6,500
pounds was made at the Gowdv cheese
factory in the town of Martlnsburg,
X. Y. Two days’ milk from the Gowdy
cheese factory and the Houseville fac
tory was required for the mammoth
Pbeese. The cheese will be exhibited at
the state fair at Syracuse and is the
largest one ever manufactured In New
Ro al bread at Purdy’s store.
Tw e n ty Years of Age They Present
When uumutilated or unshorn by
the hand of man the live onk is one of
the most beautiful o f trees, retaining
Its lower branches and foliage down to
the ground. Indeed, so beautiful Is
this trye, so strong In character, that
seldom Is one made unbeautlful by
even the rudest vandal. Under harsh
treatment It becomes merely less beau
tiful, never ugly. Every means pos
sible should be employed not only to
preserve the oaks, hut to plant young
ones where none now exist. At twen
ty years o f age, If well watered dur
ing summer for the first five years,
these trees muke the most beautiful
subjects for street plunting of all the
trees the world affords, and more
should be used for tills purpose both
In cities and rural districts.
D e a r D a d :— I’ m just rushed
to the limit with studies and so
forth, so I haven’ t really found
time to write in the last two
weeks. I will now try to mention
some o f the things that have
T h e B ible in th e P u blic Sch ool
in the future might pass an act forbid tant religion. But there are thousands happened here.
ding the Bible to be read in the schools o f people who do not view it as we do.
Last week, the night before
If that time shall come, it will be be It states our religious views (so far as initiation, I had just dozed off
“ There never was a time when the cause a majority o f the people of that we can agree among ourselves), but not into a gentle sleep when, sud
people needed the inspiration o f the day shall so desire. Is the wisdom of theirs. We have at last happily achieved denly awakening, I felt several
Bible more than they do at present,” this generation so vastly superior to ‘compulsory education,’ which is essen fellows sitting on me, while some
said Secretary Bryan, in addressing the that o f those who shall come after us tial to the welfare of the Republic. We were^fumbling around in the dark
d elegates to the Women's Home Mis that we can better prescribe for the have long been gradually approaching about the room. Some o f the
sionary Society o f the Methodist Episco conditions than they can, and that our it in this state. This amendment will fellows began to whisper and I
pal Church in session in Washington will, and not theirs, should control in destroy it. For surely nothing can be soon recognized the voices as be
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a matter which will concern them and more unjust than to allow either the longing to the Academy boys. I
“ And,” the Secretary added, “ there not us? Why should the dead hand of state board or the local school board, or told them I knew who they were
is not a community which cannot be the past be thus laid on the future, and j even a teacher, to require our Protes and after some discussion they
purified, redeemed and improved by a why should not the majority of the tant Bible to be read in schools attended turned on the light and soon de
Giving Correct Time of the Arrival and
better knowledge and larger application people o f North Carolina be free to act by the children o f Catholic parents parted.
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o f the Bible to the daily life.
No in regard to this matter in the future, who believe our version is heresy, or by
Just as I had once more settled
money that is invested pays so large a as we have been free to do all these the children o f Jews and others who
myself I heard voices at the
d vidend as money that is spent for the years?
j disbelieve in the New Testament, when window and soon I discovered
moral uplift o f the community.
"The object o f a Constitution is not J those children are forced bv law to tha' the Freshmen were on the
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“ I am inclined to believe that we to legislate, but simply to lay down the attend such schools.
warpath, looking for unwary
have overestimated the value of mental framework o f a government, prescrib
‘ Moreover, this amendment will make Sophomores. Hastily dressing I
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training and underestimated thè value ing how the legislative, executive and the cl u ch affiliation o f the members of
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o f the heart’s development. A good judicial departments shall be formed; the Supreme Court a matter of the ut
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heart can use a very dull mind and prescribing the qualifications for voting most importance. When the illustrious
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make that mind serviceable to society, and holding office, and restricting the Gaston was on the supreme bench, his
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where several Sophomores usu
but a bad heart cannot make use of a majority—that is, the legislature—from religious views could offend no one. I
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mind, however brilliant.”
infringing on the rights of the minority 1 have sat on the bench with Judge Doug Then we explored the town, with
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in certain fundamental matters, i. e., las, and discovered no injurious effect the same results.
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F orest G rove , Ore., Nov. 7, 1913. as to the freedom of worship, liberty of on his legal views from his heing a arrived at the room of one o f the
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E ditor F orest G rove P r e s s :
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the press, trial by jury, limitation on Catholic.
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In it two
D ear S i r :—T he enclosed
article, taxation, habeas corpus, and other mat
“ But this amendment will raise as the Sophomores
peacefully Lv F orest G rove •A r P ortland
from! the pen o f Hon. Walter Clark, ters as to which experience has shown first legal question, ‘ What is the Bible?’ sleeping, as we could make out
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Chief Justice o f the Supreme Court of that the minority should have protec A Catholic judge will be compelled con thru the heavy glass windows.
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North Carolina, which deals with a pro- tion -a ll o f which are set out in our scientiously to say that it is the ‘Douay’ We got into the building all right,
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p >sed amendment to the constitution of Bill of Rights, which is Chapter I o f the Bible, and if the majority o f the court but their room door was locked,
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that state, permitting the reading o f present Constitution. But it has never I should happen to be Catholics, they and the only possible way of
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the Bible in the Public Schools, may be been deemed a fundamental principle must so hold. There is another edition getting into their room was thru
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o f interest to the readers o f your paper. that the minority shall have an inalien- j o f the Bible in which the words ‘im the narrow transom over the
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able right to have the Bible read in the , merse’ and ‘immersion’ are substituted door. We monkeyed around for
Very truly yours,
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Public Schools, if the majority shall in every place for ‘baptise’ and ‘bap about three hours before we got
R ev . J. R. B uck .
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“ You invite discussion as to the pro think otherwise. Indeed, the contrary tism.’ I sat for two years on the bench at the Sophomores, throwing
‘ Jefferson Street Station.
posed constitutional amendment. When principle is set out in our state consti-1 with two estimable ¡judges who were water, apples and pepper in the
the people have both sides o f any ques tution, which provides: ‘All men have members o f the Baptist Church. room and otherwise amusing our
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tion fairly and fully presented, they are a natural and inalienable right to j Should the bench chance to have three selves, and the Sophomores. At
quite sure to arrive at a correct con worhip Almighty God according to the \ members o f that faith, and the state length one o f the Freshmen,
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dictates of their own consciences, and board or local board should be indicted considering that he had more of
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“ No legislature has ever prohibited no human authority should in any case for prohibiting the use o f that version, a bonehead than the
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the Bible from being read in the schools, whatever, control or interfere with the would not such a court be compelled to climbed into the room where the
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hold them guilty of prohibiting the use two defenders were armed with
and it is not likely that any ever will.. rights of conscience.’
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“ This, o f course, applies also to the j o f the Bible?
clubs. The rest quickly followed Lv F orest G rove
The matter so far has been amicably
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settled by observing the wishes of the religious education o f their children, j “ Without any excuse that the Bible and the struggle was soon over.
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parents anti not forcing the reading o f The United States Constitution has a has not been read in the schools It was then about 4:30 in the
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wherever public sentiment has so de morning, so we considered that
the Bible where it would be objected similar provision.
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“ Our Holy Bible is valuable to us be sired, we are asked to forbid by consti we had had enough fun for one
A recent correspondent o f the
tDaily except Sunday
News and Observer said the legislature cause it is the text-book o f our protes- tutional amendment the people, acting night and went to our various •Sunday only
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