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It's Funny What A Little Thing Will Do
As sung by GRACE LA RUB Starring in ,
SAM S. and LEE, SHUBERTS Production
Words by WILL A. HEELAN
Mtuic by SEYMOUR FURTH
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ms, General and Personal,
Of Interest to G. P. O. Workers
The I. T. U. pension fund now aggre
gates clobe to $350,000
Each of the absent members on the
sick list from the proofroom chapel -was
remembered with a handsome floral piece
A pretty good story is, told of an old
bookbinder -who prided himself on the
correctness of his language He had
made a good many calls on NeV Year's
Day and concluded to call on a old shop
mate, of whose address he was not sure.
Kinging the bell, he said to the lady who
answered h's call: "Are they a man
which his name is Frank Cunningham
what lives here?"
Sam De Ncdry, editor of the Trades
Unionist, has returned from a trip to
Iowa, whither he was called by the ill
ness of a relative.
Joseph G Stelle, former ice president
of Columbia Union, has been elected rep
rcsentatle to the Imperial Council,
Mystic Shrine, from Almas Temple, the
council to meet in .Rochester, N. Y., in
Paymaster Edward J. Wilver again en-
deared himself to the 4,000 employes of the
05ig printing office by disbursing the
-funds both before Christmas and New
Year's, an accommodation which people
Tvho work for salary know how to appre
' elate. Since his appointment to the posi
tion. Mr. Wilver has given many evi
dences of his desire to be accommodat
ing, and'has become one of the most
popular disbursing officers in the service
cf the government.
George E Pancoast, who was Hearst's
right-hand man in making a success of
the New York Journal, has devoted his
r talents for the past few years to the per
fecting of web presses for lithography.
v t ,and the best magazine work Is now pro--dnced
by that process at a speed ap
proximating that o the letter-press ma
chines. Mr. Pancoast has taken out
many patents for valuable inventions in
printing and lithographing machinery,
and his name appears frequently in, the
r- Patent Office publications. Only a few
years ago Mr. pancoast -was "Working at
G. P. O. Council, National Union, will
Install its officers-elect for 1911 at Its next
meeting, and celebrate the event with a
John A. Phillips, who resigned his po
sition as proofreader some months since,
to eagage in business te .Tennessee, was
reinstated on Thursdajamst.
.The bridges connect!. the two wings
f the office across the" court at the sec
cad, third, and fourth floors, are almost
completed, and will greatly add to the
convenience of the forces of 'those di--rise-as
when In working order.
Fred W. Cole, electrotype finisher, took
advantage of the holidays for a trip to
i JvS i J . Uen, Jr., son of Jteviaer Dan
l$AttJMm an expert 'at basket-baH. as
t'Mnwu a proraWBg baseball pitcher.
y. Transpositions of lines In theeerreet-
, i. rnaanaiTtr mlx.tma oecasionallv. aad aae
t , JfjS";i"Bt u tArrevwea ex -a apea
tion recently that would have made mer
riment in court if it had been presented
as evidence before correction.
The annual banquet of the Knockers'
Association will be held at Rauscher's on
the evening of January 29, and Chairman
Whitehead promises a programme of ex
cellence never before attempted. Covers
will be limited to 350
William McCurdy, of the Jobroom,
celebrated Christmas at his home, 12S
Brvant street, aided by his seven chil
dren and grandchildren too numerous to
George W. Howland, uho recently re
turned to the main office after a service
of many years in one of the branches,
has a collection of printing literature of
rare interest, some of it dating back prior
to the formation of the I T. U.
Charles Etchberger, sr., was called to
Baltimore early in the week by the death
of a brother.
Twelve compositors were trannsf erred
to the proofroom on Friday morning
and promoted to proofreaders, as fol
lows; From the document section,
Messrs. Sumner F. McDonough, Charles
D. Johnson, Charles A. Read, and Fred
erick I. Nobles; from the job section,
Messrs Benedict KIrsch, Winslow Lewis,
Edward Burkholder, Edwin B Austin,
and John L. Kause; from the monotype
section, Messrs. John W. Clarke. Clayton
E. Edelln, and Frank E. Klopfer.
After January 1, Houston, Tex., will
have union printers filling the position of
county tax assessor, clerk of the Crimi
nal District Court, city commissioner,
and city purchasing agent, and also a
member of the legislature.
Columbia Typographical Union. No.
101, has thirty-three members drawing 1.
T. U. old-age pensions.
A card from Frank T. Quigley. of the
monotype section, dated Kingston, Ja
maica, December 15. declares he and his
brother are having a most enjoyable
A brother of August Donath, superin
tendent of documents, was killed in Chi
cago, December 23, in an automobile ac
Dr. James R. Armstrong had an article
in the Milwaukee Fjee Press, Sunday,
December 4, on the subject Jof sanitation
In printing offices, and the last issue" of
the Inland Printer also published one on
the same subject from bis pen.
Henry Weber, chief reviser In the proof
room, has been rewarded with a sub
stantial Increase In compensation, which
he richly deserved.
The night forces for the Record in
both bindery and pressroom were shifted
to day duty during the Congressional re-
JUas SUa Wallace returned to her
In 'the proofroom on Tuesday, after two
weeks 01 niness. ' - ,
From a recent Issue 'ef , the --Kansas
City Journal' we learn .that tbe track
teanuefvthe Kansas UnlveraKy has ;en
sterling- athletesrwhowffl'pe jaajoag. the
out in the Missouri Valley. One of them Is
tile son of Foreman Roberts, of the docu
ment section day, who received his first
training in the Central High-School of
A forcible reminder of the days of
"auld lang syne" is the reappearance of
William E. Lewis In the "T" bunch of
the document section since his recent
transfer from Foreman Morgan's section.
Ephraim Corhman. of the editorial staff
of the Agricultural Department, was a
visitor to the hand composing section on
Monday. Mr. Cornman Is kindly remem
bered by a large number of former
Compositors John O'Neill, W. L. Pierce,
and T. J. Travis, of the document sec
tion, are still on the sick list.
Comrade L. D. Williamson, of the docu
ment section, was obliged to forego the
pleasures of his annual holiday visit to
Philadelphia. He is making a heroic ef
fort to navigate on crutches.
It may not be generally known that
signatures to all official papers, as well
as the pay rolls of Uncle Sam, should be
written in black ink only. It is related
of a certain G. P. O. employe that he
chanced to be absent on the regular pay
day, and the pay roll was subsequently
sent to him for his signature by the late
Paymaster Clifford. When the roll was
returned it had been written In green
Ink. It is superfluous to add the name
was erased and speedily restored in black
The local papers announce the marriage
of Dr. Thomas J. McConnelU a former
compositor In the old document room, to
Mrs. Margaret Saunders.
Samuel S. English, the veteran maker
up on the spess, has been ill during the
Maker-up Dan L. Sansom, of the Y, met
with a severe accident in assisting Jo
place a gas stove in a wagon. It was
necessary to call In a surgeon to dress
Compositors Charles D. Johnson,
Charles A. Read, and Sumner F. Mc
Donough, oS the document section, were
each accorded a welcome New Tear's gift
in their promotion to proofreaders on Friday.
Maker-up Frederick T. Nobles, of tm
specifications, document section, has been
transferred to the proof section .as a
On Friday noon Miss Laura B. Gordon,
of the document section chapel, was re
nominated for chairman- by-W. R. Love
and re-elected without opposition.
Assistant Doorkeeper Charles Henry
Grenadier, accompanied by h!s jwlfe,
paid a delightful visit to Leeabura Va.,
during the weak.
The Surgeon General's .Catalogue, a
pubUcaUea law t a uslly.by ,the ' War
Department; utne7 c ipoiuon neac.aoae
la, the ,hani rempoafnf section , 1 already
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Clerk of the Boats at RepraeoUtfTm and an old
Maj. Alexander McDowell, clerk of the
House of Representatives for the past
fifteen years. Is a printer by trade, serv
ing his time in the office of the Shenango
(Pa.) Citizen. He graduated in 1858, and
worked as a Journeyman until the out
break of the civil war, through which
he served with distinction, being severely
wounded at Gettysburg. After the war
he became a country editor and banker,
and then Congressman from Pennsylva
Maj. McDowell recalls with love and
veneration the country printer who was
his first foreman, and was also editor
and proprietor of the paper. This coun
try printer was very fond of young Alec
and often addressed, him in tender and
endearing terms. He fondly recalls the
first occasion on which such tender re
gard was shown him. The paper then
had an edition of about 287 legitimates
and a couple of score of extra copies
were thrown in for "deadheads" and ex
changes. The second or third day he was in the
office -was press day for the first and
fourth, pages, which were to be run oft
on a Washington hand press. It was a
bitter cold day In winter, and all was
made ready just before dinner. Before
going to the noonday meal the country
editor told Alec, to put the roller, the
only one in the office, near the stove, so
that it would keep warm to distribute
th ink. Alec, picked oat the warmest
place, (which was the back of the stove
close to the wan. xne eaiter. .on ms
return, was the first to espy the rolle.r
The side nearest the stove had melted
and run on to ,-tJie floor. When his.
satanic majesty, crossed the threshold
be was frightened out of a year's
growth by .the warm language,-of the
editor, who roaredr leu; rtmp of
hell! Did 1 tell yea te, put the reller on
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a devil, but he did not realize that he
was one until the country editor had so
emphatically revealed the truth to him.
A young lady In the pressroom is such
a devotee of Volapuk that all her Christ
mas greetings were worded in that lan
Leonard L. Ball, the gentlemanly and
obliging messenger, who makes several
trips a day between the office and the
Patent Office, carrying copy and proofs
back and forth, deserved 'all the good
wishes offered him by the people for
whom he has done many favors during
the past year.
William C. (Billy) Watson has been
spending the holidays in Washington vis
iting his sister, who resides here, and
renewing old friendships among the craft.
He is now a resident of New York City.
Fred W. Henke, of the electrical de
partment, was one of those instrumental
In arranging the enjoyable entertainment
Klven the prisoners at the District Jail
on Christmas Eve. which Included a first-
class exhibition of moving pictures.
S. Harry Wade, Philadelphia manager
for the Ault & Wlborg Printing Ink
Company, formerly a pressman in the G.
P. O., remembered a number of his for
mer associates here with a box of high
Col. H. F. J. Drake received from the
Public Printer a New Year's gift in a
promotion from copyholder to reader.
About thirty temporary compositors will
be added to the force on Tuesday morn
George Gerberich, in charge of speci
fications, document section, accompanied
by His wife, was a holiday visitor to his
home town, Lebanon. Pa.
After an absence of several weeks Im
poser James C. Sowers, of the document
section, returned on Thursday.
Elmer E. Shott, an old-timer, was in
charge of specifications during Mr. Ger
Hats off, everybody, to Cashier and
Paymaster Wilver and Paying Teller W.
M. Nelson for their early, welcome visits
to the different sections the past two
weeks and disbursing the wages. -
The remembrance of Cashier TfBver
and Paying Teller Nelson by the chair
men of the various chapels was the prop
er Christmastide spirit
A Kiad-ltearted Aactiasteer.
From the Hirrodstnire (Ky.) Herald.
Bolivar Bond performed an act at Nich
olasvllle of the kind that puts stars In
people's crowns. The cow- of a widow,
whose husband had been killed by a
horse several years ago, had been levied
upon for a debt of 135. Mr. Bond was
employed as auctioneer to make the sale
under the execution. On starting out to
cry the sale, he made the N statement
that this was one sale that be would
make no charge for, and explained the
circumstances, but withdrew the cow
from1 sale, and, asked the .crowd to assist
him in making up money to pay the debt
la order that the cow- may be returned
to the widow. One man gave IE, another
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IS IMMERSION ESSENTIAL TO
THE "MODERN BAPTIST FAITH?
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One of the very livest questions agita
ting a portion of the religious world
to-day is the question whether one can
be a good Baptist, holding denomina
tional fellowship with other Baptists, If
he no longer believes that baptism by
immersion is essential to communion in
a Baptist congregation.
'It is hardly a Question in some parts
of the country. In the South, for in
stance, though the leaders have heard
that the question is being seriously dis
cussed in Baptist circles, the average
church member hardly knows that such
a question has been raised. Few Bap
tist ministers in the South would have
the hardihood to admit publicly that
the question may be. and by some
Baptists is, thought of as an open one,
and the denominational press Is re
markable reticent on the subject It is
considered a closed question In that
section of the country, closed never to
be opened. Close communion is the
rule, and if it has any exceptions they
are not advertised through the press. A
recent event, however, carried this
question right to the heart of the
South and laid it down to the doors Q&
Southern Baptists as an open question,
and it remains to be seen what the out
come will be.
Last November the Baptist congress
held its annual meeting at Augusta, Ga.
This body was organized about thirty
years ago for the purpose of promoting
"a healthful sentiment among Baptists
through free and courteous discussion
of curreaft questions by suitable persons"
and at Mast once befoaft it met in the
South at Nashville twelve years ago
but a3 'a rule Its sessions are held In
other sections and its attendance does
not usually have a large proportion of
Southern representatives. This time,
according to some Baptist papers, the
congress made a sortie into the land of
orthodoxy, for it Is generally admitted
that, from a Baptist point of view, the
South is decidedly roore orthodox than
the North especially on the subjeet of
Immersion and its corollary, close com
Hampered by Sectarian Spirit.
There were other subjects discussed
at the Augusta meeting; important sub-
science; yet, at the same time, mot
of, them teach that, whatever may be
one's conscientious scruples on the sub
ject, no man has a right tp membership
In a Baptist church or to commune with
Baptists at the sacrament of the Lord's
Supper unless he has been Immersed.
How full liberty of conscience can exist
side by side with this strict require
ment concerning conformity to an out
ward rite is a question which some Bap
tists and many other people are puzzled
This is the question which was square
ly raised at the congress. President
Evans, of Crozer Seminary, as reported
by the Baptist Standard, asked very
bluntly "How Baptist principles could
exclude from membership in a Baptist
church a man whose faith and obedience
are admittedly as good as ours, but who
In his right of private interpretation of
the New Testament does not agree with
us as to the form of baptism required by
Christ!" There were others who made
It plain that they felt that Baptist prin
ciples and Baptist practice are Inconsis
tent. Dr. Rufus P. Johnstone, one or
the leading Baptists of the country, made
what is called an imnassioned plea for
a purely spiritual basis of church mem
bership. It was evident that among tne
representatives from the North and East
the question Is one of the burning kind.
These men are fully convinced that in
sistence upon a particular form of bap
tism is a hindrance to the Baptist de
nomination, and an obstacle to effect
union, and some of them have not hes
itated to admit to the communion indi
viduals who had not been Immersed.
The Sob therm View.
It was just as evident, however, that
the question has not yet become an is
sue among Baptists of the South. In
the congress only one man defended the
traditional view, and he was a Southern
man, but Southern Baptists as a whole,
appear to think that the. question needs
no discussion, or else their denomination
al papers, being so very reticent on the
subject, tney do not know that the ques
tion has been raised.
' Just what will happen It the subject
does become a live one in the South, re
mains to be seen. It is safe to say that
jects of interest not only to Baptists,- the Southern Baptists will hardly dls-
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but to all Christians, but the one which
aroused the most spirited discussion
it was almost too one sided to be called
a debate was the theme. "The relation
of the Baptist denomination to the
universal church." It was recognized
by all that the church universal Is
hampered by the sectarian spirit and
less efficient than It might be If there
were fewer distinctive denominational
marks to keep Christans In entirely
separate groups, and it was stated by
some that Baptists are now Indifferent
to the demand for fereater efficiency
through closer co-operation, and urged
by others that a beginning must be
made by uniting the various bodies of
Baptists. Then the discussion - drew
close to the vital question whether bap
tism by " immersion should.be considered
essential to. church membersivhv
'The addresses on this-subject brought
out the fact" that Baptist principles and
Baptist practice are not altogether la
harmony with one aaotaer. xne Bap
tists' aaa. people have always ptaeed
rtoi'fraroe ate. own, reUctoua
Ther,h4ve stood far ladepandeacw
ta;nriatfpieac many osoan
cuss It In the academic style of theo
logical professors or so quietly ubmlt
to a violation of tradition as Baptists af
some -other sections do. The Southern
ers are not built that way. "The con'
gress dropped a bomb at Augusta," said
a Southerner, "but, fortunately, nobody
seems to know that it Is loaded. It
will go off some day; then look: out"
Southern, Baptists are .sincere lu their
convictions; so sincere, many of them,
that they feel that they are rendering
a service if they persuade a Christian
of some other denomination to be Im
mersed. ..It will startle them to discover
that theu-.own people are discussing the
ques'tloa whether; Immersion Is really es
sential; but they will have to ba startled,
for there is little doubt that the bomb
will 'explode some day. "?
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