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Need of Truth The Blind Chaplain of Congress Prays for the President T,,E United States Sen 1 ate and House of Rip- To TBI Kihtor: Not to make a Rood fellow of myself, but to present a clean, soulfelt appreciation of m ! wish to say that the October 18 issue of Tio pEAMKNtM lMhi-Kf i certainly reaches high alti tudes f right-to-the-point-ncss. "Viscount Grey's Xa gives a Simple, dear view of the crucial field in tju. v rhl catalysis. More of that sort of stuff is the need of the hour. In "Think About It for Yourself" O. . M's. light blue, harmless sarcasm completely the whole target of democracy's experimental jlv; isy away with it. Mse. ignorance of the electorate is not so much an nt cause of confusion as is the professional politician! yeast of jurisprudence in our civil system as sptl) itrated in "The Much Mixed Uwi of Alaska " r l ord says that both Capital and Labor must nsskt rk their first consideration, and that work comes fore any private consideration. He also says in tin ecedmg issue, that it is not genius we want so much ordinary ability used for all it is worth True' Harm- the objection that ordinary ability is almost never " Wr all it is worth, I would like to ask if we do t need a great man of the hour, with Qtnhu er.ounh get people to realize this truth. Trtit i enough were told to save a million worlds What nanity needs today is for a great soul to arise with tl white tire of God's life in his every heart beat, in every glance, gesture and utterance, to tell truthful men, so they will stay told, of a specific twentie: century salvation. Yes! It the world ever needed avior. it is right now one with the combined genius all the saviors that ever lived. HARVEY W JACOX. Midaleville. Mich. Ida L Tarbell, Amid Her Books and Heroes FEW . -men are better known in America than is Ida Minerva Tarbell although the Minerva mav be new to most people. And yet she has not done 'anything sensational. She never invented a new hair wave, does not moke clarets, has carved men completely out of her career in fact has never done anything other than most women do. except think. Miss Tarbell has thought, no doubt about that. And along a good manv lines, and to very good purpose, too. She has thought in such a way that a good many people have accepted her guidance-. Perhaps the most remarkable thing about Miss Tarbell- being a woman is that she is an accurate resentatives still open with prayer, a survival of the pious practice of the Fa thers of the Republic. Time was when church services were held every Sunday in the old Senate Chamber, and all the elite of Wash ington floundered through the muddy streets to hear the preacher of the day. In this picture the blind chaplain of the House of Representatives is Men praying for the President's restoration to health Que would think that the job of praying for or before the House of Representatives would be immune from criticism; that at least the pray-er would never be ac cused of injecting partisan politics into his petitions to the Almighty. Hut evidently not. The Rev. Henry tfoble Louden could tell you of a number of times in his career when Congressmen have intimated that he was taking advantage of the time of nravrr n ,i... . J Ml.ltN' partisan remarks. Not so oTSj2R thr chap!ain praycd foTently that a rein ain Con, r PCaCC Tht COW earth, and a V who arv to the League of nations started a movement to oust the chaplain for o'cufate wheth' M "f one mkS hH extremely partisan member miMit not ha" le t there was something unneutral in the chaplains petition for Divine aid tor the Pre e m his dlness But probably none went so 7a Chaplain Couden was blinded in both eyes bv a flsHaKifl ' lslM jH Msl M BsB Bfl K TM "4 KUh Si' m BvrV ssr VsW sVB mm JBmf ! j (C) Preu III. Service wound received in the Civil War when he was 21 years old. He entered the ministry of the Universalis! church and was made chaplain of the House of Reo resentatives in 129$. For 24 years he has opened every session oi the House with prayer. A collection of his prayers has been printed. He is the only clergyman in America whose prayers are stenographically reported and printed m the official records every day ' The photograph offers an unusually good view oi the Speaker s desk. The Silent Voices Concluded from page 5 1 1 V rffl man-Marcel Martinet-called "Civilians." It is an appeal to those who know not war's horrors. Now" the time for this cry out of the depths: "Cripples with legless trunks, with emptv sleeves roa men with broken loins, doubled in two Am other wretches gone quite mad w ith horror And phantoms of scores buried while vet living And frightened ghosts of some poor prisoners 7 m,m drunkards slaughtered at command Approach! Press round these fearless gentlemen re widows in your black crepe veils, And aged parents whose red eyes can weep no more And you. ye tiny orphan boys and girls. So solemn serious in your mourning frocks I ress close upon these valiant warriors. All. all surround, press 'round and close upon them Army of dead, of ghosts, of all the defeated. Army of countless victims, Press 'round in masses, bending over them. Yes w ith those very eyes, which are your wounds Look straight in theirs: theirs, the non-combatants, ho stand so firm. At the present moment, civilians, non-combatants are standing so firm against the very pledges that our soldiers died to fulfill. Said President Wilson at Minneapolis some weeks past: We must realize that the world is in revolu tion. I do not mean active revolution. I mean that it is in a state of mind that may bring about the dissolu tion of government, if we do not bring about a world settlement." The world, indeed, is upon the operating table ; yd its doctors pause to dispute among themselves, heed less of the grave condition of their patient Have they lost utterly the gleam for which millions of young mariners vanished over the margin into the Infinite these past years? Many of us declare, each Sundav in our credo that we believe m the communion of saints. If wc do their silent voices should direct QS DOW, and we should hear their message. They are of the Unseen Power which rules the universe For as St. Paul says: I he things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are unseen are eternal." Terrible indeed will be the future for America and Mr the world it all the silent voices of those who died tor Freedom are unheard: "If there be none to build Out of this ruined world The temple we have willed With our flag there unfurled. If rainbow none there shine Across these skies of woe, If seed of yours and mine Through this same hell must go, Then may my soul and those Of all who died in vain (Be they of friends or foes) Rise and come back again From Peace that knows no end. From Faith that knows not doubt, To haunt and sear and rend The men that sent us out." From "An Englishman's Testament'1 By F . C VVmiastts. What About Tomorrow's Movies? Concluded from page 11 (C) PrtM III. Scrv.c and that is TZX!' tfn th thing as it occurred; Womei !IHshment among people, and not among sense t, .Miss Tarbell not only has the historical itiK. S S a kctn 0bfrvcr of "history in the mak- ifthi W can write accurately and revealing!) land, but ' Xalolcon and the life of Madame Ro and ear' "r ,can reconstruct the sources and motives and pou 'n thod of Standard Oil with such vividness into an r 1 ,ranslor"i a sordid commercial tale make u, u ruthless enterprise. Again, she can flatness I Hncom h've anew in all his simple thtRr n rinK 1,5 MM to the intimate heart of As V k i7can than any wri,cr ha donf- she wrnr ' '' not write as a mere profession; !nt reas Mt tnc aDunlaucc of her interests. For bi t M nc cvcr orecat what she will write is 'nteiui lvVCrync 15 Il,rc lX wil1 c something that she terest othe ,nt'rcst'd in- aM,l that therefore it will m- fied the manager of the local theater that they will not go to see a poor or morbid picture and the manager knows if he books one. he will be lacking in the type of patronage he needs. He may try it a few times, but why give "The Lure of the Flesh" to a couple of hun dred people when you can have five or six hundred for a clean, romantic comedy? The question has al ways answered itself, and producers are being forced to clean motion pictures by the steady demand from the rural communities. And, incidentally, they are being forced into in telligence. I met a very popular screen star in front of his studio a short time ago, and he was worried. "What's the matter?" I demanded explanation of his trouble. "There," he held out a handful of letters, "and we've had nearly a thousand others like them." His story was that he had played in a drama of the earlier forties, when the great prairie schooners were carrying men and women to the gold fields of the Far West. It was a good picture, all but the fact that a careless director had allowed a group of men who were supposed to h- fighting off natives to M9$ m.dern auto matic revolvers! And for every person who noticed and wrote- think of the doens who notit 1 and did not wri'e ! Let me tell yOU right now a director's lot is not a ha; jy one unless he is careful and "on the job." Perhaps, if I may again use myself as an example. I might mention figures which will give u an idea of I director's responsibilities. In the filming of "Soldiers of Fortune yes. the ambition of mv life has prac tically been accomplhed-I had to account tor the ac tions of 400 horses, 6,200 extra people, a detachment of soldiers, marines these bv permission of the War De partment in Washingtona battleship, hydroplanes to say nothing of buildings i tunn - rifles and riv. M, x ican bandits who announced that thev had come to get a job in the movies because highway robbery was not as profitable m Mexico a it had once been. And I had to keep them all "moving" all in char ?i u , mentioned before, a director has to be on the job. It he can't handle a mob, or see that the torks on a lunch table are correctly placed, he has no right attempting to make a picture that will bt- seen by millions ot people. Tomorrow's movies are going to be right The motion picture can instill patriotism-Americanism-it Mn'ff f WTan thV(,ca of to make over her blue taffeta. It must be a factor for good And so, when the reporter, the club ladv. the educa nonalM. ask me what about the future of the movie I assure them that they have nothing to worry over' me future ot the movies is being taken care of The great American public is doing that. In the beginning the public was amazed, and cared only for the noJel y ?L J TV,nK tlg,UfT n tho scrren- M that stage of the development of the motion picture is g,e Mr and Mrs. Average Citizen realize that tlx nlm can V a nanona actor for education and entertainment and as Mich wil be made o mirror our national life -which is both clean and intelligent.