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By J. Ol in Howe
Tu RAISE ?r. estimated $ 10(1 01
n \m- for five vear.?. a total of
|i,500,000,000, and to raise ?I
Id (?rent gifts or large sub
...? v ,,? :).,. but mail ?. froi
after I lie ?
.< the Biblical tenth, and to .! burse
;.! over the globe,
rn*k<- the church in fact, as il in theoi
the moral a ion v.
, hristian c - and in i
ei hip ol
PretestsnI churches or? this continenl and
2?!vsn te it into a living, vital force in
??or!?! f* > '' '<'JCm ?"? '-?"' programme of
?M biggest church movement In the two
ice ( ' ?* i ked
?iu' ? which ta igl '
big and pull together, th a change froi
?tstic (o the dynamic wouldn't have been
possible. Though there are 25,000,000 com
nmnicants o? Protestant churches in North
?.merica an ! 20,000,000 Sunday school
pupils in the 2 ?0,000 churches.
T; ?' [nter-Church World Movement of
North America ,: ? call it. Thirty differ
ent ,?-? ns are in it. Cyrus H. Mi*
C0tv:.' : leader as chair?
man of the Committee of One Hundred,
and Dr. S. tari Taylor, executive secretary
of the centenary committee of the Metho?
dist Church, is chief executive officer, with
?he title of general secretary.
The Methodists started it. They set out
to raise $?5,000,000, $5.000,000 at once for
wsr reconstruction work and the other
SSO.OOO.QOQ in five years. Then the Metho?
dist Church South joined in with a $35,000,
000 programme, making $120.000,000 of
Methodist money altogether. This is al?
ready partly subscribed and likely to be
??o ?srgclv oversubscribed as to reach a
total of $200,000,000.
One hardly thinks of the Methodists as
a rich church, but the Methodist constit?
uency in this country alone bas ai
mated wealth of $25,ooo.ooo,ooo, and It :''
ncrea ng at the rate of a billion dollar?
a year. Th" regular benevolences of the
cb'?**eh and this doesn't include the Meth
rch South, winch is a SfparBfp
affnr located in the Southern s'ates In
? I ),- $800,000 lasl year without ft! ;
?I effort in 1 heir be
1914 the church membership hau
per cent and 'He bi
by 80 per cent, merely n? a re(l,
from (he generosity shown in patriotic
?jiving n the last ftve vears. .lust prevlou
-.i th?? war th.- ? lurch Board ol Conferonc?
limante ??k?*.) for $6,000,000 for retired
presaban, and to ?in1'* has reca ved $M,
ml mat with $2S,000,000 Perhapi the
Mith?rt ' total '?' I be more than $200,
A *n..ii \p?r the Methodists spent on -,
world lurvi which to base theii
esmpsign, ?vhich is now well under waj
Th?.r general ?"ommittee has ?
men a? J? -one, president
Marylsi : l * ualty Company, of Baltimore;
!.. I rown, president of the Browi
, of St. Louis, and I 1
Dunn *- lenl of the Dunn 1 ? r 1
of Gardner, Mass
Pluck L p
legan to b?
re the world sur-.'.', wai
It was genera! among th?
* e Protestant denomination?. Thej
id to f" mto the movement, or b?
if! beh nd. The Commif'oe of Or?- Hun
result, : ' ? ei tnkes ii
W * s a wer! 1 sur being ma
? He .n*?*rdenom:nationa! movemei
'''*'? go right along wii
pro-fra.-rr.e. Pr. Ralph A. Ward, who :
'heir Chinese expert and associate
Uva secretary of their genera! con;
* to spend a year on the grand surve;
?i h is to be the bas it of the
"ride welfare work.
Until this world survey is completed thi
t-xact programme cannot be laid out no
its costs arrived at, but $3
Tea.- would mean but a dollar a month fron
*very church member in the United States
to say nothing of Canada, and is a con
Mtrattre estimate of what will doubt?es
be in hand by 1925. Meantime, $10,000,00
win be added 'to the Methodists' $6,000,00
for war reconstruction work.
Think of the power of a billion and
naif doi'.ars! And think of the revitalizin
?rifluenee of such a campaign on the churc
members! A quarter of the population 0
the United States they are. Even the Cath
?lies are taking notice. The fact is tha
we are nearer church unity and denomins
ol fuiion in this country, far nearc
than we '-..er were before.
And the point in it all is the'
Christian Church is civilization's real d<
feaee against the social unrest, which ha
?'% latest foe-ua in Bolshevism; or else 1
? a mere affair of form and mammi-ry an
somewhat of intellectual stimulation, thru?
one ude by the march of events. Peace coi
'?ren?es may legislate against the Bolsh?
*iki ami treat with their representatives, ar
the theore.t?cal idealist may feed them or
thus encourage them in a course as wronj
seeded as hia, but in the final analysis
<? personal work with the individual whic
?ill stop the spread of Bolshevism.
The Man Who
At least the church leaders believe s
Or, Taylor, who started this whole mov?
*?*t m ? talk to a hundred laymen i
?^-??gara Falls a y*.hr ago. ?ay?: "Bolsh?
*'*ni ha- no terror?, for us, We reeognii
jh* -Hinrors th?t charn.cu.ri-'.* it, just as ?
?Ktf the wrong-* proceeding from the tyra
*? which is so largely responsible- for 1
*?? Christie? church appeal? to many <
se agitato i, nti ange ni i maj i et m In
? Kasl Side Mei hodi il chun h in
Vork Cil ? . . f \
? . und three ol t hem hrr pn p il
1 i". 'i t ..t :k frequi
: ?? , ? re e-hci : I ?? hen
. i. I
"How .. lo
? - . ut th? 'i.'; -..I ? i ..."
the onlj one Pel rogrnd w hich liai nol
I.."" tseel I don't knov . however," Dr
IT? . ?:. .1 "When the Bolshevik i
cal i '.. power ' looked for so me Lii n
I hi cloi . -i with ' he n '.
- . ? labor pi ogramn e of I he
Methodist Church was stud.'.I bj I.'time
nul 1 the- placed ' he chu rch under
the protection of their government.
"Tins labor programme, adopted s x years
. ago. not only asserts the right of workers
! i.? employment and t.. a living wage, but
to the -. age ind usl ry can affo re? i o
pay, !; d unands nol only justice, as do the
? ? , bul t goe f'i r! he r than I he-;,
.-? ul in demanding thai the problems of
employer and employeel be worked oui ac
cording to the principles of t hristian fcl
i lowship And In this great church move
ment we mean to see- to it that they are."
concluded this man of much quiet force.
"This i . perhaps, the most critical time
j in the history of Christianity. There is
.. n oppo rl unity, u n mal c hed in all ; hi ?
;..!',.. !.. hel| reconstruct the world on
ii ?". ? ' ? tian democratic basis, but
unless 'he church can come into close hu?
man touch with the masses, who will have
the final say as to the social and political
programme of the future, the church is
A modest man. this Dr. Taylor, but a
I city oi .1 ist riel s v. I
, the residents lack
ne? ? i ' ich a proj
...... , , ...
' rapidly I -, I
- ,. ? .- ? ,
I he il ' ' rural field gel
ovci bettor agricultui
ec lioi . : ! ? mo i?'? pin ? '.-. settled and
' ? ired rcgioi niul t !,?? ru ral ? nd u -1 rial
no , munil S'eoi ly $3,000,000 is to be de
voted to the "rapid I y grov i - front er tel
rito i i ncludi Porto Rico, th.*
Sandwich Inlands, .laska and our frontier
Late a ...? '! as Iho work among the
Morth .m? cm l' -i ?'
The negro in the South geti $2,500,000,
and his brother In the North a m ?. m less
than that, There are even appropriations
for work among the b'irhlanders of the
South and among the Mormons. American
?zation amone; the Orientals of the Pacif c
Coast and their ? hristianization receive
ii" small sum, for the Methodists say that
"the standing of democracj and Christian
ity in the Far East depends largely upon
the verdict of the many Chinese and Jap
., ese who return to their native countries."
Perhaps you don't know, incidentally, that
there are Buddhist temples in every large
? ? ? Pacific Coast.
There are about .1.000,000 Italians in the
United State?, and the amount appropriated
' for work among them is $1,500,000. A sur
?prising number of Latin-Americans have
come into the United States in the la I ""??'?
years, and nearly a like sum is to be spent
f.?< ?? ?. and poi sesscd of a wond
? -, He not but a In
graduate o I di nil
?. i.?.?.I. !'.,.; he rt'fus?d to be '
cd to go abroa a In
wish wh ? . ? hu bei ?
' .. I . . i ' ,'.. ;
i : ? he i d ' A., and
: n ; ho . , une intii
v. th John R Mott, who < lirman of an
nmittec of fifteen from ! ho
tlee of O
remained \ e rj clost to each o
To |< the Method I
do with tin ? -.' 000 000 of ti e
Method ' ' "? ' Lht North will, per
haps, give as good an idea of the scope of
; this moveme I over the world ai one could
get. This sum was di1 between
w ork on this conl inent I - lane]
- the Stars and Stripes and 'lie work
.it foreign count ries. Near
: goes 'r> work amone; the polyglot mi
downtown New York and in other cities
tablish dormitories by way of solving
.- problem, climes ami day
nurser al parlors, commuait.-, laui
dries and classes in English, hygiene and
vocational instruction, so as to "make the
church a centre for Americanizing in
fl .?'tices and training in citizenship."
A similar sum goes to work among indus?
trial groups in our cities, oflen polyglot
as well, along lines ch are to be en:
bodied m the new constitution which the
? '" ' h government is considering at the
i instance of the British Labor par:;,. Still
another sum close to $7,000,000 will he ap?
plied to work in "strategic c tj
ban fields," which mean . i the ?':??? case,
? in America) I n and adapt ing
'.', lorial id? i I their need ,
i ? i - groups and
get I benel ol iboul
hile ? the d -, ei ? l
eadei . ng o
of the vasl b
The progrs foi nguage
pastor !B9 direct
17 2 v ? : i
ai .1 100 | orkei i. : I >? . i,. Mi I
??,! ' Luden! u I Late
agrie .i i ' i? ral collegi i h,
:, cla The Baldwii V\ ,, ici Co! logo,
al Bere i, Ohio, - to r^i-v ? ve an a
tion for : ing of Sla? on ic worl
and Ubuqu r u C? cgc, at Albuquei
N'. M? for the I raining of
Span:-!* American field,
As lo the foreign Id i I
: i ?? par -h of : i.?1 ch m ch \ frica is lo re
ceive $1,780,000 of Vletl id I
which to combat Islam advancing from Ll
north, where there are 40,000,000 Moham?
medans, and to work among the -10,000,000
pagant in ?'entrai Africa. There are but
' 10,000,000 Christians on the Contine t.
1 India will use more than $5,000,000
There is 89 per cent illiteracy among
Indian men and 99 per cent among the
women, ami in this connection illiteracy
mean inabi! tj to read or write. Kift;
! million people of depressed classes there
moi ng en masse toward Christianity
threaten to overwhelm the limited re
sources of the church.
To China will go In" wee; $6,000,000 and
, $7,000,000, an i Lo .la?an and Korea about
... ". i, ile VInlu i . n
' : i' p|
caro of, and I
' ' '. I i '
ints to more I
\ . i not over 20 pi ft
Lion reach matu I in Cl
per cent of the I bies efoi
:?-.-.?? : i . Old, Wl : '
me.Iical v ork which the chur
ithern ort'u of tl
the world irvc; It
ire in ?? I ? I - icue
!.. .', .
? !.. be "...- ' ' intt
iniong tht tin
? ? :. New Yorl and ther lar ? -.
., ... .
eh? Or to 5,.,'., ay, in I liinu .'
Can you see what .A to
. ' ? ....
p? actiseel what il pn h for ... I me,
ba< i.-"' b; I: - - rmous fu d
Can They Raise
1 they? i ? Method I ra ic
- hui ; red i on ? Si ere
tar) G ass '?'? ?shes he wa as su re I o ge h -
ne ' Libert) loan subscribed
U hy, t he ( 'entrai \',-.A \ . , -, nee
of the Met od I I "" irch, up thi t?te, B4
already raised $2,400,000, and that is but
one of the scores of conf lieh
m i n a t d i v i d e d o ve
ry church In the con
.di il its allotment, and the
ir over t he I op.
ind Met hod ?st s In that
e tithing pledge, which
ote to the Lord's work,
if su?.rldly wealth
Biblical tithe of one
? ? '
??(Vi ? for th? raising of the
?' ii ?? ha r? all tarted yet Prepara
- -. go ng ??
ear and th? ev a rd "in campaign
now, bul ' Le :ampaign to
? church into the
? ? ' ng does i il come until April. The
? ? itral .'?'-'. ? or I Ion iren ;o wa? per?
mitted to ?lo I nancial work ahead of
tl re t of I try as a demonstration
cou i !"? done ami largely because
Geneva, X. Y., ai v. Ralph S. Cush
erence. I will tell you
. " in
There are non over the country who
vait, ai i large gifts and small
have been coming in; one man in St. Louis
Igi | h i If to give $100 a day for
another up the state has given a
great hotel property as a rest house for
naries, somebody has given
tl '? churcjp ? urn at: Attleboro. Mass.,
and somebody else a resort hotel in Flor
: ii, In* we go to the t'entrai New York
Conference to see what, all this really
the i lual church member.
Thi conference, ?n which Syracuse is the
largest city, raised a million dollars in
clays! The widow's mite and the
r n * up, not the gift of
Sufficiently So to Raise a Billion and a Half in
'Tithes" for a World-Wide Service to Humanity
kudents at Isabella Thoburn
'ollege, Lucknow, India, march
ig from chapel. This was the
rst woman's college in all Asia.
the rich man. At North Syracuse, out or
fifteen possible large givers in :
nearly all lid o, ml I ere -
gift of $1,000, but
were more givers Lo th 1 fund tl an are rep
resented in ch budget.
< Ine pas' or in a sma nine
times to n man of means before gi .: h
$500 gubscr pt "?? but
woman in Red Creek gave $1,.' ever)
cent she hol und earned befoi r mur
riage by working out a 0 i. i da) .
sin. had '' - i ' Lo h ?
re illy wanted, but s
of a bi tter way to i o il
In three i
i nnging froi
1 ii ?. recentl
lump tun Told In
money worl ng for
i i-te e... 'i " nlked Into i i
11 ?. re ii I laid, "I've often I ii
By Mrs.-C. N. Williamson
Author of "The Lightning Conductor,"
CL I 'VB had no time for writing a new
I story thi? year. I've been too
busy making papier-mach? legs
"They're quite wonderful," Mrs. William
! non told her interviewer, "and marvellously
cheap. A soldier can get one for
about the equivalent of 70 cents in
your money, and it lasts six months.
You know, the soldiers did have iV
?tern time because the tcovcrnment only
allowed them one leg, and a man really
needs a temporary leg until the stump is
ready for the permanent one. These papier
mach? uni"? don't bur' ?t all. Thcv ur?
: ? low and ftt around the Stump and
are attached by straps, which go over
the shoulders, so there is no possibility
of their touching the wound and Irritstinj?
?'. There arc no fee!, so they just taper
down at the end. There was n Serbian in
London wl o took his offal the theatre just
got tired of wearing n and started pulling
it out. It created quite a hit of excitement,
you can imagine. They uaid no one but
J a Serbian would have thought of doing
': such a thing."
"Are the legs hard to make?" ! Rsked
"iih, no; quite easy. If you work quick
ly you can make one long one or two short
ones In a day. Some one has to go to the
hospital and measure the soldier, anei then
the leg Is made to order. In our factory Lady
Marjorie Hulryniple was the head of things,
anil it. wns she who went, to th-o hospitals
' and measured the men. Then at night you
woulel sec her in her cur with five or si
legs standing around going to the hospitals
to deliver them. Every one laughed about
'!.n?ly Marjories legs.' Every woman who
worked in the. factory was supposed Co have
her own private automobile and go around
the hospitals if it was ncceswary. Private
I cars were the only means of delivering
things in Southern France the latter part
o? the war,
"Ours wasn't the only factory. Then wi n
several o?h< i"; in diffi parts of France,
i mui I .suppose also in England. They can't
i make arms, because an arm without a hand
would be of little use, but with the papier
mache leg lots of the soldiers can walk
I with only one crutch..
"I tried helping in a hosp tal si first."
1 Mrs. Williamson admitted when I asked ht r
what other tur work she had ?lone, "and 1
: have muele thousands*?of compresses. We
used to race on them until we got quite
, out of breath. Women have done so many,
? many different things since the war began,
[n Southern France every one has worked.
( There was one man, 1 remember, with
' rather long hair and a face like the face
of Christ. The soldiers called him 'Jesu
Christ.' He wan not strong enough for the
army, so he went to help one of the
hospitals, They thought he was effeminate
becau ie of hii , I . uce, and i hey
, planned to tire him out by giving him dis?
agreeable things to do. They'd make him
opera ing room before he ate his
brea! fast. Bui the man stuck they never
coed d in breaking h im."
Now that the war is over and the crippled
heroes are not going to need so many
papier-mach? legs, it ?3 quite probable that.
Mrs. Williamson will return to her dashing
motor heroes though whether they will
wear khaki or horizon blue or everyday
? ? lian motoring togs she does not say. If
they are American?, she admits they are all
her creation, because Mr. Williamson Is
very much an Englishman and would not
know the details of American life. She
also admits that it is she who writes the
stone?: writes them with a pen, not on the
typewriter, n.-t most American authors
- write; but she puts her situations up to
Mr. Williamson, and he tells her whether
or not her hero is behaving well.
Mrs, Williamson has had two houses
on the Riviera, on* of which is now sold
t.. the brother of Lord North?liffe. It was
here that Lloyd George visited the Will?
iam ions and told Mrs. Williamson that
? there was one mum in ?he house
which he found to bi
ful, if turned out r?e he her own writing
rcom, planned by her and fur n a
; queer shade of b ue and greet :. n
order to give jusf ir a'nios
phere - f r? tful quiet conduc ? ng.
In the United Stat
the W.'.l.amson book.- uore
inter it than the
the King i ' Spain t? .
hero and heroine. In ...
? she toLi mc it she I
i though she had motored all about the
| try and found "the wor in the
"We wondered whether the King would
( like being used in the book, but he did
? like it. and the Qui en's br
1 book. He':- a very good little King, i
and so," ihe added reflectively, "ig 'he K'nir
of Ita!;,. 1 liked him."
Was it, I wondered, a - ,.- ,
1 prophecy, or was her mind unconsci
playing with the fictional possibilities of a
i monarch who had so often risked his life
I and h<"*n *n fren***nt1y under Rr*??
1er if > ou'd take th-s
from s i really be' '-?? es In whut
the Mi is now attempting,"
. ... In o '??
m h ich h? ? ership of 1.'';. t h?
Led In 1*T
.? th 9''.
m. "t : ? lechante, ?ht
is s tither, ?a dren, u s;?-k -wife
pi cents n week above I - tithe. His
mother-in law has alwaya been opposed to
his giving mi i irch, but since
he beein ? i ? been in
? ?( four '
Subscriptions C legraph, trie
phone ?way as
Los \ .? Roman Ca holies coc?
?n.I two Christian
if seven children the fs
ther a re n for BO cents a
wet ) ear old
son, wl "C. pledges a like sum.
An eight yeai i 10 cents a
?,?.-<-*, i ; am this doing
odd ' ' ? fat her and
mother th iwn $lon
subscript ?on to
\ woman who nherited $5,000
? who n.-\?r gave anything
to relig luses hss
pled.' ;:*:. uni will giv??
the income from the rest w> be used for
work among women in India. "God never
got h:s share from Mr before, but H.?
will now that Mr. - is dead." she re
Now, about Pr. Cushman and the Geneva
Tithers' A ? iciation. His is thfe only Meth
odist church in a community of som?
20,000. It is a church of working people,
witht .' e member of means. High*
or nine years a"7'> it dedicated a $150,000
.... :, r rope ??? ? . -. '? ne ed f ce, but with a
debt of $82,000 on :' when th.? tithing story
opened m 191 was also consider
ai.ie indi btedne8s on curi mt expenses from
hack years and h for th-4
ch on'y a third was
Dr. < wer, after
'And all the
titl , . . is 1 ' " He pi
I up I ?
; s he re how defeat m i
'" One hun
d f I and I members of thai
of I ition, to b"
man stiel .- ?
? . ?
idi : ?
? of the
irth A mel?
.-?ci- drive, I
v ar dri\e had
in F. Reisner,
pastor of Grace Mi
knov n church
He has 1 Men, 0 of them.
one for i ind an extra ene for
each at church.
ten. I ir. Reisner is the
among tl ? : even in
Hen ?jf all denomi
. tell Dr. Reis
le chance for
service f :.g been look?
ing an?! which the old-time activities of
the ch t. provide.
The Fellowship of Intercession, pledged
-. to prayer for the suc
ces3 cf the mover lite another mat
? i-, but whb can doubt that it will have a
department of ev-an
embers go about the land
I connected with
?ment for life servie-?
of young men and women who
ar.- willing to serve in the army of work
red to carry out the
the church, a feature of
y be shown
er the land.
.I whei th< ntcrdenominational mo\e
r way thia means of edu
? will be largely used. All
over the country, too, ?a ?11 soon be seen the
posters done for ?.he cam
\ J. Willing, whose posters were
last Red Cross
Ineaa, the Methodists, and
the combination of Protcst
thinking man has long known that when
the church really gathered itself together
and meant business something would