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Evening public ledger. [volume] (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, June 16, 1915, Final, Image 4

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1 becarm with ih trimendou
of th port that the church tlys
lntt nomifrtr ovrnmnr what it i
bA" hJ Bftld, "and In vlndloitlrtK It the
best kind of iroTeramftnt tbt an intelli
gent peoplo n etnMMh."
It wtt hnMlble, fc Mid. for the
chnreli to avoid reflecting te tendencies
tnat prerall In a people1. In tw material
expansion of the- country activities were
absorbed In a mad eliiuie for wealth, and
the nrfrltunl M of life tuffered. The
efturehts suffered because the best men
importance I to appreciate the ever-loving fatherhood I faculty and the sradu&tes met at Bonier
,y in mk- and close companionship of God. the im- vllle Hall. The ftlrl graduAte were Jjrbed
It ought to portanco In His eyes of the Individual In white dressea with the black academic
.I si.. . in a -a il. .i...ii ... i rfinrn nvr inim inn vuu iiitjii nuio
Former President Appeals
for Promotion Of Unity '" "e community went In for making
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Among uenormnations in
Address to Members of
Graduating; Class.
Former PrMtdent WIIKam n. Taft ad
df'Scrd the graduating- ela at the cont
mwteemenl of Swarthmore College to
day. He emphasised thtr Importance of
the) Influence of the efrarch apon gov
ernmen't and eotMluded' with an eloquent
appear for efforfa to make- war in the
fntur Imponslbls.
In IhU respect Mr. Taft gave great
prafao to the work of John IE. Mott p
organuingr Touug Men's Christian As
sociations throilghout the world anl In
th nork of heallrig tti wonnda that the
nations have: inflicted apon eaah other;
tho atioetMlotu, Cn conjunction wlh
the churches f the varfoiu countries,
win play a prominent part, he declared.
In restoring the fraternal spirit to (ho
"Can w abolish war?" he asked. "No.
not while the frailties and passions of
numan nature are reflected In the con
duct,. of nations. Can wg make It less
probable? Yes. We can do lt by Inter
national arrangements. We can do It by
Invoking the Joint old of many nation
to stay the sanguinary hands of one or
two about to appeal to the god of wars.
"Men say treaties are nothing but
craps of paper when the war imsslon Is
on. It depends upon the moral and physi
cal forco that (s to constitute the sanc
tion of those treaties. Sometimes they
will be broken. More often they will be
Kept, uccnuso treaties have been broken
Is no reason why we should not make
them, again, with the hope that they will
be observed.
Tho evident trend of International pub
lic opinion wilt bo toward a league of na
tions whoso Interest In the maintenance
of world peace, and whose direct injury
from nllowtng a war between nations to
ome on, though they may not them
selves bo engaged, will make them recoit
nlie the advantage of a union against
war, of tho assertion of the right of
part of tho world to take steps to prevent
the rest of the' world from Involving all
the world In the penalties and horrora
of ich destruction of life and such
Human suffering aa wo wltnetB today.
"TomorTOW WO meet In InderM-nrlonco
Hall to consider a plan ond to perfect its
general structure, with Ihe hope that
when peace comes we may ofTer lt to our
own Government and those representing
our Government In any conference of the
nations as tho basis for an International
Union against war."
.Tho subject of Sir. Taft'a address was
Tho Church. Civilization and the Bute."
Ho had chosen this subject, he said, with
B view to emphasizing tho Importance of
tho church from th Atin,nn' r ....
dessful secular government, of the spread
Of civilization, of the restraint upon fu
ture wots and of the promotion of a
return of fraternal feeling among na
tions "wheti thIA awful sacrifice of life
and treasure that wo aro now witness
ing' shall have ceased."
He prefaced his address with a review
of . tho growth of religious liberty and
tolerance, In tho promotion of which the
IT'ends, almost alone among the schisma
tics, were consistent. Their principle of
independence In religious thought was
adopted by the nation. Consequently
there Is no established church In America
but Jurists and ViWmakera had recognized
Again and again that this was a Christian-
country, and th cause of true re-
. ,(?n .. 6aInetl through theso liberal
The longer my experience with .-
rnmont, the more deeply Impressed have
But this
th flower of American youth.
hm been changed.
The people have halted with some
shamo at their forgetfulness. There has
been n spread of the fraternal spirit.
We have hatted In the cltnae for Ihe
dollar and turned about to seo If wo
cannot help our brethren who have not
been so fortunate. Those who have been
favored by fortune with large wealth
hare seemed to feel more deeply their
responsibility ss trustees for Its use to
help their fellow men."
The churches, ho said, had shown this
spirit more than any other Institution;
ffiri r,i cr,-Mtflr "iMm ivnrk" flmnnff
them. A century or two ago the ser- iIMnny
motut were mestlv about differences of I when
dogma. Today the theme of the serijjons
was the duty one owes one's fellows.
' "There has been a great movement to
ward church unity and It ought to be
greater. Tho force of churches has been
wasted In th denominational differences
that have led to tho attempted main
tenance of three or four churches In a
small community where there is only I
enough of a congregation to support ono (day.
and the mltlgaton of the sternness and
aloofness of the God of their religions."
Missionaries had done great work, he
i said, In associating Christianity "1th
democracy. This explained the recent
political changes In China, India and
Africa to a certain extent. Mr. Taft
praised highly tho work of John H. Molt,
"that world Christian statesman," and
commended to his hearers Mr. Mott's re
cent lecture about his visit to the coun
tries now at war. '
Following .Mr. Taft'a addrees, President
Swain spoke briefly to the seniors.
Those of you who have never felt the
call, nor have a decided bent of mind,
should undertake whatever your hands
nnd minds find to do," he said. "If you
give your whole mind and heart to It,
some 'day you will find a field open to
you. At n. recent meeting of Swnrthmore
Alumni In New York. It appeared that a
great majority of nn Influential group of
Bwarthmore men had finally followed
pursuits different from the ones they
selected on leaving college. I believe this
Illustration Is representative of people
generally. Few follow the earlier choice.
grow Into their llfo work, but
once found, all past experience
seems to contributo to the ultimate sue-
iccss. No one chooses for you your task."
Ninety young men nnd women, mem
bers of the largest graduating clnss In
the history -of tho Institution, received
their diplomas at tho 46th annual com
mencement of Swnrthmore College to-
church. A profession In which such dl
vision exists discourages men from en
tering It, and between those churches In
which there Is but little dtfterenco In
creed we must hope for a successful
movement toward union."
"This weakening of the Influence of
tho church for lack of greater church
unity cannot be charged to tho minis
ters themselves. It Is the existing sys
tem. I cannot think that the diatribes
against the ministers that aro made often
by a. sincere revivalist helps the church
or church Influence. We live In an ngo
wnen tne vogue is to love denunciation
of somebody or something."
Mr. Taft advocated breadth of view
on the part of missionaries.
"The wider, more catholic nnd moro
Christian Bplrit that actuates them now
recognizes the good there Is In the giU
religions iikc tne .Mohammedan and Budd
hist In keeping before tho minds of tho
follower of these religions the Impor
tance of their relation to God. The proper
benefit which the Christian religion gives
them Is In enlarging their religious views
The first visitors arrives as early as
i o'clock. The commencement program
started when the Board of Managers, the
pnwn nvr them. The young men wore
plain sack suits, also with tho graduate's
gown. At 10:15 o'clock tho procession
started. Tho officers of tho graduating
class came first.
They aro Laurlo Seaman, president;
Gibson Blake, vlco president! I Miss Anna
Miller, secretary, and Earl Hunter, treas
urer. Next enme the faculty, headed by
President Joseph It. Swnln, and then tho
Board of Managers. Tho commencement
was opened by n prayer, followed by tho
commencement address by Mr. Taft.
After Mr. Tnft's address the 90 students
received their diplomas from Doctor
Swain at the conclusion of his short
address. The exercises ended with the
singing of "Alma Mater."
Following the commencement, President
Swain gave a luncheon In honor of Mr.
Taft at his country home, Ulverstono.
Among thoso who were present were Mr.
nnd Mrs. Isaac II Clothier. Mr. nnd Mrs.
Morris L. Clothier, Congressman William
W. Cook, of New York; Judge and Mrs.
Newlln Fell. Mr. ond Mrs. Charles Hart.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick C. Hicks, Mr. and
Mrs. flobert M. Janney, Charles F. Jenk
ins, Mrs. J. B. Llpplncott, Mr. nnd Mrs.
,T. Haines Llpplncott, Mr. nnd Mrs. lieu
lings Llpplncott, Judge William P. Pot
tor nnd Mrs. Potter. Mr. and Mrs. Jo
seph J. Ithoads, Senator Wllllnm Sprout,
Mr and Mrs. Edward B. Temnte. Mr. nnd
Mrs. Henry C. Turner, Mr. nnd Mrs. Car
roll It. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. William
P. Worth, Sirs. Elizabeth Powell Bond,
Susan J. Cunningham, Mrs. George H.
Enrle, Mrs. Clement C. Grlscom, Mr. and
Mrs. Henry C. Hess. Charles M. Blddlo
nnd daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Wllllnm St.
Jackson, Mr. nnd Mrs. ocorge K. Johnson
and Judgo Isaac Johnson.
Bequests to tho amount of J5SO0 hnve
been made, to tho college during the last
year. The money In theso bequests has
not yet been paid to tho college. William
C. Smith, of Saratoga Springs, N. V., left
by will tsooo for general purposes; Mary
Lewis, of Media, left by will (600; Wilson
M. Powell, of New York city, loft 1000.
Dr. S. Lowls Zleglcr, Judgo Bufllng-
ton nnd Cyrus E. Woods Also
EASTON, Pa., Juno 18. The degree of
Doctor of Letters was conferred upon
Harvey Mnltland Watts, ', of Philadel
phia, at the EOth commencement exercises
nt Lafayette College today. Mr. Watts
was also honored by election to .the Phi
Beta Kappa Society, when ho read an
original poem "Lux Ernt" nt Its 33th an
nual meeting last evening.
Other honorary degrees conferred were:
Doctor of Laws Joseph BufTlngton,
Pittsburgh, Judge of tho United States
Court of Appeals; Cyrus E. Woods. 'SO.
Secretary of the Commonwealth; Dr. S.
Lewis Zlcglor, Philadelphia. Director of
Public Health nnd Charities.
Civil Engineer Henry D. Baker, bultdor
and engineer, New York city.
Master of Arts George B. Novln, com
poser and musician, Eoston; Calvin F.
Smith, lawyer, Enston.
Doctor of Divinity rtcv. John A. Mac
Cullum, pastor of the West Wnlnut
Street Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia;
Itov. Walter II. Wnygood, Philadelphia,
assistant secretary of the American Bible
Doctor of Letters Alden March, '80,
formerly of Philadelphia, and now Bun
day editor of tho New York Times.
Tho class was composed of 101 mem
bers nnd was the largest ever graduated
nt Lafayette.
Harvey MMtland Watts was born In
this city In 1804. He has devoted much
of hla llf in r!ntlf!fl research and liter
ature. He received tho degree of Master
of Arts from Lafayette College In 1S8S.
In 1903 he became managing editor and
editorial writer of the Philadelphia Press.
For the Inst two years ho has been ft
member of the editorial staff of the Pub
lic LEDOEn. Ito Incidentally lectured on
scientific subjects and music. His mono
graph on tho Gulf Stream myth and Its
relation to the mild climate of Europe at
tracted wide attention.
Ho contributed to many magazines and
wrote numerous poems. Including "Wife
of Potlphnr." Among his recent produc
tions was nn ode dedicated to Pennsyl--nnla
on tho occasion of the formal open
ing of the State Building nt the Panama
Pacific Exposition.
Says In High Tribunals of
Lies Hope of Relief m
High Rates.
The Public Service Comml.i . -fused
the apllcatlon ofX'tf
boll, mndo on May 26, for a hJli
Thirty-fivo Now Jersey Cities "Estab
lish Organization.
TUENTON, June 16. Representatives of
about 33 New Jersey municipalities gath
ered here today to perfect permanent or
ganization of Now Jersey municipalities.
Mayor Donnelly, of Trenton, presided
and appointed a Steering Commltteo to
prepare nominations for permanent oin
cers. A report was road to the effect thnt 48
municipalities had Joined the league.
These Include Newark, Jersey City, Pas
sole, Paterson, Long Branch, Elizabeth
and Trenton,
the rates establish,! ,.. ....
n,i nun..,.,-... " "' WB ennsyiv?!
Companies for commutation .Jr!
tween Philadelphia and suburba?
The petitioner Is referred to ,h "
ment to tho public service comn. $
Passed by th I... T.Compsn3'ta
j , - -"Kisiature. -fc
provides for appeals, and Is InformJvl
this provision of tho law, 5"
of tho Commission. Indicates th
logical step In his case
In dismissing tho application th M
mission sayst P8j
"This Is a petition for a further k'J
In tho Philadelphia commuters' Jkl 3
application must be denied In th.. V
presented to the commission. "3
E. B. Martin, president of the cornel
tee of the United Business Men'. M
elation handling tho matter, saw J$'
thnt steps Immediately would h .!e
to present the petition for thj ihSJigP
a form acceptable to th MJfb
, wniuwio iu iiiu uuiuuni oi itwuu nave i uu;wr ui L,(.iurB uuen .uarcn, 'so, I ana Trenton,
. ' "
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