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** fuitftilrrdtr^ STA A' i Vol. X CARMELi INDIANA, FRIDAY, MARCH 30, iqi7 No. 50 QUAKERS FOR PREPAREDNESS In every great crisis that has confronted our coutnry the peace loving Quakers have had a hard decision forced upon them. No Quaker wants war, but there are certain fundamental principles of right and humanity which every man must feel called upon to defend, even to the extent of armed conflict, if long continued intolerable conditions caused by morally defunct people are ended before the world is enthralled. The greatest Quakers that have ever lived have shown that they were willing and able to offer active resistance to great wrongs after their best efforts had been given to avoid such action. They realized that in 1 such cases great collective oppression mere submission only rendered the objects of the oppressors more easily attained. Thus William Penn in his controversy with Lord Baltimore said that his opponents must be "broken," and if * 'lenitives will not docoercives must be tried." In that that prophetic proposal, "Aji Essay Toward the Present Peace of Europe," he advocated a league of nations antedating by more than 200 year the present League to Enforce Peace, and proposed that those who refused to obey the dictates of the league be compelled by force of arms to submit. Penn's able secretary, James Logan, who so well represented him and his family in Pennsylvania, and was one of the colony's most distinguished as well as .most learned citizens, strongly favored a defensive warfare and assisted Franklin in his plans for the defense of the city of Philadtlphia, forcibly maintaining his position both in the legislative assembly and in his own Friends meeting. Jonn Dickinson, a founder of the famous Friends' boarding school at Westtown, swayed the councils of the colonies for twenty years, and wrote many of the state papers of the continental congress. His "Farmer's Letters" caused the repeal of the stamp act, and although opposing the Declaration of Independence as inopportune he became the colonel of a regiment in the ensuing struggle, and later Gover- ernor of Pennsylvania and one of the framers of the .federal constitution. Nathaniel Greene, a Rhode Island Quaker, and the son of a minister among Friends, became a major-general second only to Washington in ability, and Thomas Mifflin, of Philadelphia, rose to a like rank, being the first aid-de-camp chosen by Washington. Later he too became Governor of Pennsylvania. Israel Whelen, a distinguished Quaker banker of Philadelphia, became commissary-General of the continental army, and Betsy Ross made the first American flag. In the war of 1812 Jacob Brown, a Bucks county Quaker, and the head of Friends school in New York city, was the most successful general and rose to be commander-in-chief of the United States army. When the incubus of human slavery seemed to threaten the very heart of the nation the Quakers arose almost in a body to a vigorous service toward its abolishment. The foundation principles of | the society of Friends is a belief THE tLUBS FORTNIGHjBLY NEEDLE CLUB The Fortnigt&ly Needle Club imeets April 12 with Mrs. F. A. in the universal and direct reve- Thomas. lation of God to every human be- i LEMRAb CLUB lag, and ike object of the society jj is to awaken everyone to a con sciousness that God speaks to him directly without any intermediary. Consequently, all other beliefs and actions must be left to the individual after he has exhibited a good degree of seeking and faithfulness. Such a liberal and tolerant organization is bound to become the hitching post for fads and to offer unusual opportunity for radicals who naturally attract public attention and thus unfortunately and frequently stalnp the entire organization in the public mind with The Lbmrac Ciab m:ets April 3 with Miss Anna Perisho. Responses, Witty 1 Sayings. "Ori of • their particular doctrine. !>past a few rigid and the In the ^^— ascetic Friends gave people the erroneous idea that the Quakers were a hard and peculiar set, and now a few sinners and zealous idealists are creating the impression that all Quakers advocate peace at any cost, even a surrender to the most evil influence in the world. . The truth is that the majority of the Quakers are as earnestly opposed as any one to the oppression of a military caste, to the unquestioned might and right of the state, to the human slavery and slaughter imposed upon Belgium, Poland and Armenia. The> are as anxious as anyone that all this should be stopped in the quickest and most effective way possible, and they have no unity with those who would utter sentimental platitudes while a mad dog is running amuck biting women and children. Nor is it likely that the most radical of them, in the pinch, would stand idly by quoting some isolated passage of Scripture while an insane man murdered him or ravished his wife. In such situations years of patience, calmness and kindness are of no avail, and most Quakers are loyal to their country and the forceful, if need be, resistance to the continued violence and armed interference with our lives, liberty and pursuit of happiness. Some of our extreme Friends seem to have their beads in the clouds, are entranced with their own words and have a sincere longing for martyrdom. They fail to see that wrong is relative and has degrees, that there are greater things even than human life and worse things than war. The public should understand wlien such expressions appear in the press that they represent the views of the author and not necessarily of the Society of Friends., Indeed, it would be almost impossible to get the view of the society, tolerant and liberal as to the individual conviction as it is, as the "meetings for discipline*' or business meetings are rarely attended by more than 5 per cent of the membership, and "generally less, and as their minutes are dictated by the weight of tjie meeting, consisting of two or three ancient Friends, one can readily see how unreliable public expressions can be as representative of the society.—(Horace Mather Lippin- cott, writing in the New York Sun of March 24). gin of April Anna Perisho. Marie Owen. W. a TheW. C. T.I )ols Day, Miss rocal Solo, Miss U. IU. meets April 22 with Mrs. JoSn Hines. Song. Devotional, Mrs;. Hannah Gar- rity. Roll Call. Leaflet, "Where are We Drifting?" Talk, "Is the Sabbath asjan Institution Worth Preserving," Rev. C. M. Hobbs. Leaflet^ "Value of the Sabbath to the forking Man,"| Mrs. Henry Apple. Discussion, "Present Day Tendencies," led by President. "How Can We Enforce Laws in Our Locality," Rev. Jehu Reagan. LADIES AID SOCIETY Carmel M. E. Aid Society meets at the home of Mrs. E. H. Spivey, April 5thu ENTRE NOUS CLUB The Entre Nous Club meets April 11th with Mrs. Raleigh Owen. Human Foods, chapters XIII and XIV will be discussed by the hostess. "Effect of the War on the United States," Mrs. Maud . Stanton; "The United States Navy," $lrs. Jesse Ven- able. Demon sta&tion pudding. The Pumpkin Case The .men's bible class of the Friends Sunday school gave an entertainment at the church, Tuesday evening, which proved to be mirth provoking from start to finish. The main part of the entertainment was a mock trial known as "The Pumpkin Case," in which R. L. George was the plaintiff and R. J. Follett, the defendent. Judge 0. R. Mann presided with great dignity and decorum. Fred Bristow, as Dr. Some- body-or-other, I testified that he had been called to treat two cows and the evidence in the case tended to show that said cows had probably eaten the pumpkin. The trouble really started when the pumpkin climbed through the fence and proceeded to grow on the territory of the defendent, the latter taking the stand that the pumpkin had really (trespassed. Evert Stroud proved himself a real artist as !an entertainer, in the rendering! of two readings, and Charles Fitch added much to the entertainment with several selections, boih vocal and instrumental. Fonjest Nutt also gave a piano solo. CARD J3F THANKS We wish jto thank all our neighbors and friends for their kindness during the sickness and death of our beloved son and brother, John Ihndris Jr. THE FAMILY. FOK SALE-A No. 1 Jersey cow, heavy springer, 5 yrs. old. Emmett Wise, phone 804. adv. FOR SALE—General purpose mare, in foal. Call M. H. Randall, phone 2508. adv. BORN-To Mr. and Mrs. John Kinzer, Tuesday^ March 27, a nine lb. girl. FOR SALE-Good yellow seed corn. Call 2904 or 71. C. C. Carey. adv. FOR SALE—Black Minorca eggs, $1 00 per 15 Mary B'uce adv.' UNIVERSAL ARMY SERVICE IS URGED BY "HOME FOLK" President Hears From Every Sec- tion of Country on Army Plans The navy having been put in order as far as presidential authority now goes, chief attention as regards the defpnse of the nation, is today centered In the land protection problem. What form or'system land defense shall take still is being debated. By the tkne congress convenes in extraordinary session next Monday, it is expected this question will have been resolved into positive shape. * President Wilson has begun to hear from every section of the country on the army question. The various notes being sounded were specifically requested when the war college universal service bill went* before the country. The "people back home" are" expressing themselves as to whether there should be universal training, a call for volunteers or some means to raise an army. It is not the purpose that the young men of the United States shall have the kind of military training that incurs hardships as the term applies in Germany, but it is meant to give j them a better and broader knowledge of military affairs. It is also put forward that aside from all military considerations, it will teach our young men, (including the foreign born) much needed lessons of obedience and properly inculcate an added love for the flag and a renewed devotion to our institutions. It is also argued that until a peace court is established or until all-the leading powers of the world agree to lay down their arms, that it behoove the United States to be prepared. For the effect military training and preparedness would have on other powers that may be ready to pounce on the weaker nations after or during the present world war, it is argued that the best method to insure peace for the United States is to adopt a system of military training and preparedness. The proposed universal military training in substance means eleven months training by every young man in the United States at some time between seventeen and twenty- two years of age. After that, he is to be called out but two weeks each year for ten successive years merely to reacquaint him with military tactics After this preliminary training, he is placed in what is called the first line of reserves to be called out in a case of necessity. Most men of prominence from all over the Nation seem to be in favor of universal military training, and of course names included in this list are both Ex- Presidents Taft and Roosevelt, the Presidents of Harvard, Yale and Princeton and other Universities and most of the leading clergymen of the country. Several state legislatures have I passed resolutions favoring uni versal n ,;ncr. Hundreds of teleg .»nd letters from college students and young men in all parts of the country urge adoption of such a system. Out of hundreds of newspapers questioned by the National Association for Military Training, 93 percent favored a law compelling universal military training. Chairman Chamberlain of the senate military committee said he believes recent military developments are the beginning o*f the greatest preparedness of the nation's history. . t He says he is hearing "from che people back in Oregon," who originally were opposed to military training, but who now loudly insist on it. Otner senators and representatives have made similar reports. The two senators from Indiana, JMew and Watson, are also heartily m favor of it. foince the whole country is demanding universal military train-^ ing, it is expected that bills will be introduced, both in the House and Senate immediately after Congress convenes. Funerals The funeral of John Ihndris Jr. occurred at the family residence northwest of Carmel on Friday. Rev. Gertrude Reinier delivered the funeral oration and the beautiful funeral ceremony of the Masonic order was given by Carmel lodge, William Moffi'tt acting as Worshipful Master in the enforced absence of Dr. K. C. Hershey. Interment occurred at the Hill cemetery. The funeral of Miss Essie Gar- rity, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Garrity, occurred at the Friends church, Saturday afternoon. Interment at Carmel cemetery followed the funeral service. Rev. Gertrude Reinier gave the funeral oration. Miss Garrity is survived by her mother," Mrs. Hannah Garrity, two sisters, Mrs. Earl Murphy and Miss Elizabeth Garrity, and a brother, Alfred Garrity. She was prominent in the work of the Friends church, as long as her health would permit and lived a consistent christian life. She was 44 years old and had been in poor health for a long time but serious illness was of recent weeks. Mrs. Caleb Cook, 69 years of age, died Thursday and the funeral occurred at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Ward, Saturday, with interment at the Carmel cemetery. She was a member of Roberts Park M. E. church, of Indianapolis. Herself and husband resided near Carmel for eight years and then moved to Indianapolis. She is survived by her husband, one brother, George W. Ward Sr.; two nephews, William J. Ward and George W. Ward Jr. and a great niece, Mrs. Virgil Bond. She lived the life of a christian woman. FOR RENT-4 room bungalow in first-class condition. Call 610 or write C. R. Wicker, Carmel, Ind. adv. FOR SALE—Jersey cow, fresh, and Chester White sow with seven pigs. Phone 77, Carmel. adv.
|Title||1917-03-30 Carmel Standard|
|Serial Title||Carmel Standard (Carmel, Ind.)|
|Volume & Issue Numbers||Vol. 10, No. 50|
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|Publisher||Indiana Associated Weeklies (Carmel, Ind.)|
|Owning Institution||Carmel Clay Historical Society|
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