THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1931.
THE WAYNES VlLLiS MOUNTAINEER
Have The Churches of
America Any Influence?,
By JOSEPHUS DANIELS
In this peiod of unemployment and
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f message, or any mission? If so has it
w any influence? Or is it to stand aloof,
preaching of another world and forget
ting that the Kingdom of Heaven be
gins oh this earth?
There are many particularly among
the dissatisfied wolrkers, who are say.
1d that the church is in harmony with
the views of those who put up the
. money to build great cathedrals and
support its institutions and has fail
ed to show that it is dominated by
the spirit of the Nazarene Carpenter.
This feeling is so widespread in the
ranks of the toilers that many absent
themselves from church services.
- "Jhey tell us not to be cdneerned
about this "world," say these workers,
"but to let our thoughts be on mak
ing sure our calling td the heavenly
"life-when death claims us, as if hun
ger does not gnaw so1 strong here we
most preforce dwell upon caring for
the physical comforts of our famlies.
That is all very well for the prosper
oas who richly dressed, filled carved
pews, Christ rebuked those who said,
' "Be ye warmed and filled," and gave
nothing to bring, comfort and food.
'That is what the church is' doing and
Baying today. It the church acquiesces
, in or uphlod.s a system that makes life
here a hell, how can it make us be
lieve it has a heaven for us in the next
wefrld?" The indictment thus voiced
is more widespread than those living
on Easy Street suppose. What is the
answer of. the church?
, SEEING THEIR DUTY
, Undoubtely organized religious bod
ies Cathdlic, Protestant and Hebew
-4ave stood too much 'for the status
quo. The Church has accepted it with
out examination of its defects and in
justices. Every state church.-at points
in its history has been subordinated to
political ppwer. It is also true that
naofet strong churches have sought and
obtained the favor of tho(;e who oc
cupy the seats of the mighty, From
(Sonstantine to Hoover rulers have
leaned upoyi church support, and the
church has lost power with the many
by; seeming to court the aid of those
j in influential stations. They too often
ke to parade the membership or
1 approval of the great and sometimes
icondone their sins and acquiesce in
1 practices which do not square with
the teachings and practice of Christ.
But, Confessing their sins .df omission
informal periods it is very clear that
chiprch leaders today are seeing that
thfey owe e duty in this troublous day
an, dare seeking to measure up to it.
At least their official utterances
recoginze a duty as to things in this
world as well as in the next and of
ficial uterances 'usually, are preceded
by the spirit that has touched the
I WHAT CATHOLICS SAY
iThe Pope voices the view of the
patjboiic world. In his papal 'utteranc
es, c stands against communism as
theenemy of, the church; for the
rights of private property; including
;hejelement of property "use," mean-
ngthat no man's right to ownership
an 'create "intolerable burdens for
thers;'' that the principles which
ihouid guide the government are in
creasing the amount of property own-
;d ny workers, by high wages and
he social management H industry,
ind curbing the immense power and ;
iespotic economic domination concen
trated in the hands of the few; and
joj.operatron between nations in the
nterest of peace and social jusice. All
.hese declarations look to action by
jovernment and would necessitate a
cal change frm present laws and j.
lolicies. But how much influence has
e Catholic church in making" better
nditions? Judging by recent years,
ry little. The above declaration if it
d any effect upon govenmental ac-
would help to end trust domina-
THE EPISCOPALIANS SPEAK
The inost conservative of all the I
rotes tant churches, and the last to ,
eak out about matters in the do- i
lain o'f politics, is the Episcopal- i
torch. At its convention in Den- j
sr last week, the bishops in their i
:kstorial letter .-aid the word "Con. j
sion' described present conditions.!
he, bishops declared that relief 'oifV
jifferiiig is not' enough, but that it
"the present duty of , society to see
at such crisis does not occur again". !
ley.demand that industry must "in
e continuity df employment and pro
de security of income to the workers
the nation," and declared that "the
hofit-seeking motive must give way
that if service." These declara-
mm read strangely like the resolu.
tions of the American Federation of
Labor. Ten years ago they would
have been regarded as "radical and
dangerous" in financial circles. But
what influence has this church, or all
the churches, in making a better
world, speaking in terms of govern,
ment? Next to nothing. In Europe
and America the laws are made and
executed mainly to enrich the few at
the church thunders against the prcAfit
the expense of the many, and though
seeking and for better plans, nothing
mighty ex,cept to 'give money to feed
the hungry made hungry by "profit
THE FEDERAL CHURCHES
These declarations of these two
mighty churches, with such- little in
fluence for justice and peace, are in
line, but not so strong for industrial
democracy and world organization
Federal Council of Churches of Christ
For ten years and more the Chris
tian churches ojf America, backed by
the American Federation of Labor,
the American Bar Association and a
Cleveland county farmers hava
ed and ginned 35,000 bales
grade cotton so far this season:
tva pic I
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tor tne World Court and the League Ar'lV " If cart of the3e 1 nlo.pd
of Nations as ways to improve inter-; lnr Dpcf Rpoillf cinder the use of limestone will be
national conditions. And yet they : 1 U1 ICSU1 15 (more profitable.
have so little influence that the League ! Mr. Williams -finds that one to one
of Nations treaty has been put in a While crop rotation wi'l modifyto and one-half tons of ground limestone
morgue in Washington and thyWorld : some 'extent the time for applying !0r equivalent per acre applied
Court is in cold.stqrage. Tr-Vre will limestone to soils, usually best resuhs broadcast will usually be sufficient, j
be no international harmonyand no are seeded whe-i th s material is a Tne use of such small amounts ap-
wnrlil rtstnrntirm nnt-il thj I'nitjjl nlinrl i,. U,- fll : 1.. . ! filial nmi-n f i-a......)..
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States enters he World Cokirt, and no plowed lanH: ; ble than making extremely heavy ap- i 'Ter-rect Purification of the Systc-'
suDsmute ior war until America takes rami roads are m better condition1 plications at long intervals, according is Nature s Foundation of Perlet
the vacant chair at Geneva. the fall and the opeiator can iret ' to field demonstrations reported bv 17ral::i'" r.ot rid yourself o:
MORE THAN RESOLVE out over his fields easier than he can unty ajer.ts of the extension servic
The religious for.'es of America ; when the land is wet and muddy in . , .
must do more than resolve if ecoiw- 'he spring, says C. B. Williams, head 1 r
mic distress is ended by juster meth-the depaitment of agronomy at
bickerings and war. They have beenjStatt' College. ".Much' of the rush of j
resolved since Armistice Day. They lfarm work wi" aIsd be over after the:
must vote as they pray if their wise '-'roP8 are harvened. Lime applied at
resolutions are put into effect. this St'asn n plowel land will be,
Have the churches any influence for ;rougniy mixed with the siil by-
better laws and economic justice?
LITTLE BABY STARVES
the action of rains, snows ami freezes
and being thus incorporated into the
soil, the lime will satisfy the needs of
the soil before another crop is seeded
in the spring."
I "Mr.. Williams says t-he crops that
Columbia City, Ind When a phy-jusually will respond 10 liming and
sician gave starvation as the cause of ; receive the greatest benefits are red,
the death of a 13-months old baby, j crimson and alsike clovers, alfalfa,
investigation showed that the family Jlespcdeza, cowpeas, soybeans and hairy
of five had eaten only one loaf of vetch. The yields of cotton, corn and
bread as food in a week. Another small grains will also be materially in-'
chronic ailments that are undermin-t
i"S Jcl1" vital. ty? Purify your en-j
t;rj sy tem ty takm a thorougn
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