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THE EVENING WORLD, MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 1922.
GROUP OF LAYWIEN
INK A MINISTER
SHOULD 8E HUMAN
Jersey Pastor Also Finds Out
k" Church Goers Want Only
F Pure Religion.
DON'T WANT BLUE LAWS
i Don't Expect Him to Solve All
I , Political, Economic and
S ' Social Problems.
Marguerite Moocrs Marshall.
It you were a mlnlstor
What would you do?
Whnt would you preach?
What would you attempt to accom
plish? What would you leave alono?
Those are tho pointed and provoca
tive questions which one minister lias
Just put to a croup of business, politi
cal and social leaders. Ho Is tho Rev.
Qcorso 8. Miller of tho Washington
Street Church, Orange, N. J., and he
is one clergyman who docs not con
sider himself above all criticism, who
Instead of being content toJay down
tho law from his pulpit otters the
people a chance to "answer back."
He wilt rend tho answers to tho nets
f questions I hava Just quoted from
his pulpit on Sunday evening, Jan. 29,
when ho begins a series of what he
calls "If" Kermons.
Tho reason for Mr. Miller's some
what novel departure from the canon
f clerical procedure may be stated in
tour words: Ho wanted a show
Cown. "There has been so much general
BBd destructive criticism of the
Church and the clergy, that it seemed
to me laymen should have the cliuncc
to offer some constructive ideas on
the Job of being a minister," the
young. Intelligent, unassuming cler
gyman told me, when I saw him at
his home, No. 3C1 Alden Street,
"The church," he added, "Is one
lhlnj: every ono thinks ho can run."
"The newspaper," I added, "Is an
other!" We exchanged a smile of sympathy.
Then he continued:
"I am honestly ready, however, to
PASTOR WHO LEARNS
WHAT LAYMEN WOULD
DO IN THE PULPIT
' 'Z'W'i 1 --
rcclve criticism of all kinds. I havo
said to every ono: "If you want to hit,
hit as hard ns you like. And I havo
even pro mined to adopt HUggcstiotiH
If, after thought and prayer, they
seem to mo Just and true."
"Havo the answers begun to como?"
I asked Mr. Miller. And if so, what
Is their general tenor?"
"Many persons havo replied to my
questionnaire," he admitted, "although
I sent it out Just u few days ago.
The. answers have been somewhat
surprising to tne. We'vo heard so
much in recent years about tho
church's social duties to tho commu
nity, that I expect to receive a. gruit
deal of advice about building up clubs
and other civic activities.
"Hut, to Judge by tho answers I
havo received from men to whom I
sent the "if you were a minister, what
would you do?' questions, peoplo
to-day wunt two things of thefr
"They want him to be hunv.n.
"They want him to to rcllgloiis.
"As for what they don't want
"Thoy don't want him to set him
self up as an expert capable of so'v
Ing all political, economic and soc'al
"Thoy don't want him to adfocute
blue laws andj In general, t.ll to
them as If they were living In 1722, or
1822, Instead of 1022.
"Slnco thOKo suggestions, birth a
flrmatlve nnd negative, happen to co
Incldo with my own views ua to the
Kreutest uHefulnes'? of tho minister 1
nm naturally pleased to havo them
coullrmed," Mr, Miller added, w th His
And here u-c some of tho things
prominent men liavc told Mr. Mlhor
they would and would rot do "If they
were a minister:"
Senator J. S. Frelinghuyten of New
Jersey: "I am not very much In favor
o' n minister of the gospel being In
polices, but I do feci that he should
at 1 1' times bo ready to two his Influ
ence upon a moral question.
"'n making a umall church effective,
1 li'llevs that good fellowship unci
brotherhood among t'lo members of
t.ic congregation Is essential, partlcu
la iy among tho younger men. I
th nk it is alwnys well to bo Arm re
garding one's own opinions, but liberal
regit ding the opinions and the weak
nesses of others.
"I myself havo tho human frailties
ns well as every one else and do not
feel that I nm un authority on ad
vising a minister of the gospel, but I
have done tho best I could,"
Fnrnham Yardley, Llewellyn Park,
Orange, N. J, If I wore a mlnlstor
of tho gospel, I think It would be my
endeavor to try and preach the gos
pel of our Lord Jesus Christ, help
and comfort thoso who mourn and
those who are sick In mind, body und
soul, and do what t could to try and
bilng peace and good will on earth.
Thomas M. Cuiack, Proildent Spot-tliwood-Cuiack
Co., Orange, N. J.i
"During my business life of tho
past fifty years, I have tried to bo
optimistic, and In the long run It pays
best. Now what should a minister
do? First, get to know his people
ami not forget tho younger set If
there- Is u chnnco to havo a social
gathering, get them together and have
a good time; give a lino of talk how
to Increaso tho attendance nnd bring
in now members, Also see If thoro
are not somo who can sing, Oootl
singing and limbic attract the out
sider. "bo not pick out a certain few in
catling. A near neighbor Is sure to
feel slighted If' he qr she hears that
David Lawrence Plertnn, Secretary
N. J. 8oelety of the Sons of Ameri
can Revolution: "Circumstances, It
teems to me, must control the minis
ter of tho gospel In his work, Just as
It docs others In their given lines.
But it does seem to mo that wo need
more human ministers; thoso win will
study tho needs of tho people they
arc serving, and not bo guided mlely
by personal Interests.
"Preaching tho gospel Is as essen
tial to-day as In tho dayB of Paul. I
believe tho pcoplo want tho simple
message, but told clearly nnd consist
ently with tho environment. We' need
more of tho contnet betwecr pulpit
and pew. Tho minister should put
his hcait Into his work. I luvo a
motto: 'No man can do better than
his best: tho results will take caro of
themselves.' Tho people, too, must
remember that their pastor Is human
nnd needs their warm support at nil
times. A group of ncttvo members
could bo token Into counsel by tho
pastor and In this way study tho
needs of tho parish.
"Wo need to-day moro than over In
recent years tho inculcation of tho
Gospel of the Brotherhood of Man."
Frederick Frelinghuysen, Mutual
Benefit Life Insurance Company,
Newark, N. J. "My good friend, Dr.
Vance, once said to mo that any mln
Mcr of tho gospel who preached any
thing but the simple Gospel Is sure
eventually to fall. Such preaching
may bo does not draw. I havo some
times thought that topical sermons,
ruthcr than doctrinal ones too often,
would havo a ready acceptance such
as on Integrity, Purity, Seriousness,
Unselfishness, Observance of Sunday
laying down tho requirements in
each of these matters nnd not equivo
cating or compromising.
"Engaging all one can of his con
gregation in giving and working
strengthens a church.
"Dabbling In politics and public
worldly matters Is generally unprofitable."
BELT BUCKLE SAVES
LIFE IN A SHOOTING
Two nutlets Flattened Anlut
Clnup In ratr.mon Qua IUy.
PATEnSON, N. J., Jan. 23 A belt
tmcklo last night saved tho life of
Joseph Co.tn, No. 168 Oliver Street.
George Tlssona, No. 34 Passaic Street, Is
held at Police Headquarters charged
with assau t and attempt to kllL
Tissona keep a boarding houso where,
It Is alleged, he shot at John GonnlttA,
tho bullets missing Gannltto and strlk-
When Co'ta's clothing was removed
lit St. Joseph's Hospital two bullets fell
'o the floor. They had struck tho metal
belt ho wore and wero flattened, Costa
receiving only a flesh wound.
men nl"iikm,y wmus at I
Jacob Wclscr, sixty, of No. E0 Lake!
Avenue, ltldgewood, N. J died sud
denly while at work at No. 119 Fulton J
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In the Linen Department
Aflfl-Meemi . Damask Table Cloths
each . . .' .' . $5.25 to 9.75
AM-lSoee Damask Table Napkfimis
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Alfl15inieini Room Towels (hemstitched)
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' Bath Towefls (hemmed)
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A 11145 men Sheets (hemstitched)
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AM-Mmieini Pillow Cases (hemstitched)
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Madeira HamdembiraDdeired Liraemis
Luncheon Sets (113 pieces) per set $5.75, 7.50
:ins . . . per dozen 8.50, 10.75
fa the Blanket Department
All-wool, white . per pair $11.75, 14.50, 17.50
Indian-style Blankets, in selected colorings,
each , . $8.50, 12.50, 14.50, . 17.50
Silkoline, figured on both sides; cotton filling,
each . $3.75
Sateen, figured center, back and border plain; wool
filling each $6.75
White, satin-finish (scalloped)
Size 2 x2H. yards , . . . . each $5.25
Size 2tex2 yards . . .' . each 6.25
Ecru cotton; lace edging and insertion
Size 2 x2 yards . each $5.50
Size 2Mx2 yards .... each 6.50
White cotton; embroidered and scalloped in colors
Size 2 x2M yards (with sham to match), per set $8
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