OCR Interpretation

The Southern indicator. (Columbia, S.C.) 1903-1925, July 09, 1921, Image 1

Image and text provided by University of South Carolina; Columbia, SC

Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83025803/1921-07-09/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

.S.aSATURfHv, JULY ? 1921
All members of the Pansy Juvenile
Council are requested to meet at the
regular place of meeting next Wed
nesday afternoon, July 13th, 1921.
Business of importance to be trans
acted. We jrant to plan for our pic
nic and speajkers for the Grand Lodge.
Mrs. E. C. Nelson,
Worthy Matron.
Mrs. E. d Nelson is teaching bas
ketry at Suite College, Orangetrarg,
during the
be out of th?
pummer normal and will
city for three weeks, but
will be hefe to hold the Juvenile
Mrs. Mai
ssa Chappell and Mrs.
Othello Simpson attended the Wo
men's Convention at Greenville.
Mrs. Shepperd and Mrs. Lucinda,
Davis represented Springfield church
at the Women's Convention. All re
ported a fino time.
Among Uose the writer met on
their way* to Greenville last Wednes
day were Mrs. Garrick and Mrs. J. J.
Starks of Sumter, Mrs. Lee of Colum
bia, Mrs. Daisy D. Parrott, Mrs. S. L.
Finley of Chester, Rev. and Mrs. S. C.
Campbell ofi Greenwood and Mrs. A.
W. Hill of liken.
In an incomplete rally at St. Paul
church Sum ay $450.60 was reported.
The rally will be continued through
the third Sunday in July.
Dr. C. E. Stephenson of Columbia
spent a fevr hours here with Mrs.
Stephenson md little Eugene, who are
spending a few weeks with Mr. and
Mrs. Torrence.
Miss Elizabeth Watts of New York
is visiting her mother here.
Rev. J. W. Douglas, ex-pastor of
Bethel church, will preach here two
week. I
Around the World" given
the Red, White!
Ninety-Sixf S. C, June 28 ?After a]
long dry spell a much needed rain fell
Sunday afternoon; the farms and
gardens are .looking much better. (
Mr. and firs, Jessie Jabber were
the guests cjf Mr.jand Mrs. J. L. Par-i
ker last Sunday.
Mrs. Katef Harrison of Greenville,
S. C, spent! last week with her par
ents, j
Rev. Roujse of Greenville, S. C.J
preached at j Bethlehem the third Sun
day morning. Rev. T. E. Hall of Lau
rens, S. C j preached Sunday night.
Mesdamesj C. A. Clark and Ge?rgie
Parker attended the Woman's Baptist
Missionary and Educational Conven
tion last week. The writer hopes that
soon more pf our women will get in
terested in |he great missionary work.
Ninety-Si^ can boast of some good
Christian wjomen, but they don't like
to go awayj and see really just what
our Baptist jwomen are doing.
Mr. Ernest Williams is home from
Columbus, 0.
Mrs. Pe&rl Williams, Mesdames
Adalaide B^unson and Joe Davis are
on the sickj list this week. We hope
the ladies a! speedy recovery.
A large number of our people went
out to Entree Zion Sunday to the
thanksgiving sermon of the Burial
Aid society]
Friends ?f Miss Sar?h Lee Joseph
are glad to see her out again after
two weeks'; illness.
Mrs. Virginia Waller is spending a
while with her mother.
The storjc was very kind in pre
senting Mrt and Mrs. Jessie Alexan
der with a] little daughter last Tues
day. Mother and daughter are doing
Mrs. Rosji Jackson home after a
pleasant visit in Greensboro, N. C.
There was a large crowd out to
hear Rev. Runaway (white) Saturday
night. Mt. jZion choir rendered music
for the serif ice.
j Ge?rgie A. Parker.
We have ia full supply of certificates
of ordination on hand that we can
sell at 5c. ejach. Mail orders promptly
Patronize those who advertise in
The Indicator. *
Buy Guarntee<
- j
Anderson, S. C, June 29.?After 201
months of indefatigable labor, during!
which time the church has been thor-j
oughly organized and vitalized, the
membership increased more than 100,
many new departments created, the
edifice beautifully repaired and re
modeled, all notes liquidated, all con
ventional obligations met, the St. Paul
church voted her pastor a month's
vacation and a goodly purse, which
was augmented by the gifts from the
Missionary Society and Sunday school.
Other churches, "Go thou and do like
wise." Dr. Thompson is back, look
ing much refreshed. He reports that
he had the time of his life. Through
the interest and kindness of Mrs. Re
becca Walton and Dr. Wiseman of
Columbia he was able to visit the Pal
metto tuberculosis sanitorium. Dr.
and Mrs. H.1?. Moore and Dr. D. F.
Thompson made his stay in Columbia
most pleasant. With his wife and
daughter he attended the State Fed
eration of Colored Women's Clubs at
Florence, and went from there to
AsheYille, N. C, where he met some
of the members of his church, who
did everything in their power to add
to his comfort and pleasure. Pastor
Thompson is loud in his praise of the
Woman's Baptist Missionary and Edu
cational Convention, the sessions of,
which he attended at Greenville, in
the Springfield, church. Dr. Gandy
and his good people are past grand
masters at entertaining. As in all
gold there is some dross, in all silver
some alloy, in all wheat some chaff,
so in the midst of all pleasure there
is some sadness. Dr. Thompson re
turned to find that his home had been
entered and his fur-lined overcoat val
ued at $100 and a suit of clothes had
been stolen. .
Monday evening, July 11th, at Fred
ericks' hall, 1321 Assembly street, at
8 o'clock. Business of importance, at
which time we will have the report
of the Board of Directors.
Dr. J. H. Goodwin, Pres.
L. B. Woods. Sec.
That Bethel A. M. E, Church has
been completely torn down and their
services are now being held in Allen
University's Chapel with great crowds
at each service are certainties. And
that enthusiasm is running high to
rebuild on the old site a structure
that will surpass any in the city and
easily equal any in the State, is very
much in evidence whenever the con
gregation meets or when one meets
any one of them on the streets.
Tuesday afternoon last they had
their ground breaking at which time
a large number of the membership
gathered and a neat program carried
out Band music was furnished. At
this gathering they raised $700.00.
After the ground breaking, etc., every
body left with renewed enthusiasm to
do their full duty to replace Bethel
with a more modern and inviting |
church edifice.
Because of change of plans which
necessitates new bids the real work
on the building will be delayed a few
days. After which the real work will
begin and the new Bethel will become
a reality.
Dr. T. H. Wiseman, the pastor, is
of the opinion that by the first of the
year he will be able to worship in his
own church, and his members are as
hopeful as he is.
Ellenton, S. C, July 4th, 1921.
To the Southern Indicator:
Sir: It seems as we can't get any
news around our section. We all want
to know and hear of our churches in
Barn well county as well as Columbia.
Hope you will start your agent in our
section. Wishing you the greatest suc
cess. You may continue your paper to
Rev. S. A. Joseph, Ellenton, S. C, P.
JO. Box 153.
Please find $1.50 for same.
Dr. B. A. Everett will be out of the
city from July 12th to the 20th. His
patients will please take notice and
govern themselves accordingly.
i shoes for the wl
Of the Fifteenth Annual Session of the State Sunday School and
Baptirt Young People'* Union invention of South Caro
lina, Held With the Shih* Baptist Church,
c C . J?Jy l4-!7? 1921.
Sumter, S. ^ ^
^ n Pastor. Prof. C. A. Lawson, Supt.
Rev. L W.- WUHams^DJ^_____^
first day.
Thursday Morning Session.
10:00 A. M ?Convention called to order by the President * Devotions ccnv
ducted by Rev. W. P. Peterson, Columbia, and Prof. T. J. McMillan,
10:45 A.AM*^Stroductory Sermon, Rfv ^ Baten, A. B., Bennettsville ;
alternate, Rev. J. P. Reeder,
12-00 M-Enrollment. Annual Address, ft? H. M. Moore President of the
Convention. Report of Enrollment Committee. Report of Treas
urer. Report of Executive Commjtee.
1:30 P. M.-Election of officers, tottjg*
2:00 P. M.?Announcements and adjournment.
Afternoon Session.
4:00 P. M.?Devotions, conducted by Rev. W. M. Herbert. Columbia, and Rev
H. H. Hill, Laurens.
4:30 P. M.?Welcome Addresses: In behalf of the City of Sumter Mayor L D
Jennings. In behalf of the Churches. Mrs. C. A. Lawson. ' In behalf of
the Sunday Schools, Miss Rosa brfieridan. in behalf of the B Y P
U.'s, Mies Pearle Robinson. In behalf of the Ministerial Union Rev'
J. L. Bsnbow, pastor in charge of Mt. Pisgah A. M E Church In
behalf of the Colored Citizens Prpf. J. C. Prioleau. In behalf of the
Missionary Societies, Mrs. M. E. Williams.
Response?Dr. A. W. Puller. Georgetown.
6:30 P. M.?Address, "The Origin of Cradle Roll and Its Advantages to Our
Sunday Schools," Dr. E. R. Roberts. ^vantages to Our
Collection and adjournment.
Evening Session.
P. M?Devotions, conducted by iMrs. M. L. Moore, Columbia, and Mrs.
S. N. Martin, Ninety-Six.
P. M.?Educational Sermon, Rev. Richard Carroll, Columbia; alternate,
Rev. A. W. Hill, Aiken.
Collection. Appointment of Committees. Adjournment.
Friday Morning Session.
A. M.?Devotions, conducted by Mrs, Flora Clark, Barnwell, and Miss
Mamie J. Brock, Greenville.
A. M.?Reading of Minutes.
|fe J. Wilds, Jr.,, Georgetown.
^1^ Mr* U I^Gregg, Darlington.
10.45 A. M.?General discussion on th?3Kfe subjects, io minul
11:00 A. M.?"The Influence of Christian Vomen in the Sunday School," Miss
Joyce E. Jones, Charleston, and : ?ss Christine Thomas, Anderson.
11:20 A. M.?"The Sunday School, th? T aching Force of the Church," Miss
Effie Gilmore, Jonesville, and M is Kate Pressley, Abbeville.
11:40 A. M.?"The Sunday School an As let to Church Life," Mrs. M. C. H.
Dillard, Clinton, and Mrs. Carrie iammond, Aiken.
Special Selection?"The Charles on Earthquake," Miss Katharine
Pawley, Georgetown.
12:00 M ? Morris College, Dr. J. J. Stari i, President. .Morris College collec
12:45 P. M.?Introduction of visitors.
1:00 P. M?"The Importance of a B. Y. P. U. in Every Baptist Church," Miss
Hattie Cunningham, Laurens, an ? Prof. P. S. Hicks, Pickens.
1:80 P. M.?Announcements and adjourrment.
Evening Session.
8:00 P. M.?Devotions, conducted by R. W. Kennedy, Spartanburg, and
Prof. E. B. Webster, Florence.
8:30 P. M?Convention Sermon, Rev. S| J. Rice, A. B., Allendale; alternate,
Rev. J. W. Mathis, Laurens.
"State Missions," Dr. P. P. Watfon or Rev. J. W. Easley.
Saturday Morn ng Session.
9:00 A. M.?Devotions, conducted by ijev. L. M. Keitt, Columbia, and Rev.
C. P. Parker, Spartanburg.
9:30 A. M.?"The B. Y. P. U. as a Faltor in Our Church Life," Miss Effie
Robinson, Union, and Miss Isab?lle Talbert, Greenwood.
10:00 A. M.-Institute Lecture: "The B|ble,M Rev. J. P. Garrick, Sumter.
10.30 A. M.?Our Denominational Schoo
11:00 A. M.?Report of committees.
12:0u M.?General business and adjournment.
4:00 P. M.?Devotions, Rev. W. E. Wng
Silver Street.
4:30 P. M.?Institute Lecture. "The Importance of Teacher Training," Rev.
*t, Gaffney, and Rev. D. M. Spearman,
Antisdel. President.
I' Wm. Howard, Darlington.
5:00 P. M.?Reports of District Missioj
5:30 P. M.?Benedict College, Dr. C. B_
Benedict College collection. Aclournment.
Evening fusion.
3:30 P. M.?Annual concert, conduttedj by Musical Directors.
Collection and adjournment..
Sunday Morn fig Session.
9:30 A. M.?Model Sunday School, Pro . c. p. x. White, Rock Hill, and Miss
C. B. Singleton, Columbia.
10:30 A. M.?"The Benefits Derived r om Regular Weekly Teachers' Meet
ings," Mrs. G. G. Daniels, Beau 3rt, and Mrs. Emma L. Glover, Winns
boro. ,
11:00 A. M.?Missionary Sermon, Rey- - P. Watson, D. D., Columbia; alter
nate, Rev. C. T. Taylor, D. D.florence.
Collection and adjournment.
Afternoor Session.
3:30 P. M.?Song Service, conducted >i Rev. j. h. E. h. Nelson, Bennetts
ville. ..
4:00 P. M.?Annual Sermon, Rev. Oh w St. Paul Thomas, D. D., Anderson;
alternate, Rev. W. P. Jones, ^rleston.
Collection and adjournment.
8:00 P. M.?Devotions, conducted byPrs. w. p. Gaylord, Fountain Inn, and
Mrs. O. E. Manigault, WinnsDjro.
8.30 P. M.?Closing Sermon, Rev. J- X^^eman, B. Th., Ridge Spring; alter
nate, Rev. h. h. Butler, HarWle.
Collection. 1 Resolutions. I^f*1 of Finance Committee. Final Ad
REV. HjC MOORE, D. D., President,
S. L. FI^W^Y, Recording Secretary
hole family Bn? fents Furnishing
Never before in the history of man
has woman ever demonstrated her
value and ability for knowing how to
j perform and accomplish constructive
jwork as now. If I am permitted to
j rephrase a certain Scripture, I would
Jsay, "What is woman that Thou art
careful of her and the daughters of
J woman that Thou abideth with them?
j They have elevated themselves by
j sheer force of will and persistent en
j deavor to a level higher than man and
Ino longer sit indifferently by in hum-1
j ble submission to the Pauline man
Idate, "Let the women keep silent,"
J while the men make big speeches and
J boast about I am the head of the
J house, spending precious energy that
j could be utilized for some noble feat.
J If I were asked to give an ocular
I demonstration and to give an expo
Inent of what women are and what
Jthey can do, not with man but with
Jout him, I would point most enthu
siastically to the 33rd session of the
I Woman's Convention held within
[those spacious walls of the Spring-1
(field Baptist church, Greenville, of
[which one pulpiteer, orator and intel
lectual giant, Dr. Chas. Gandy, is the
I beloved and honored pastor.
I When generations unborn shall
I stroll into the hall of fame and linger
j among the achievements of the fore
! mothers, when they shall walk in the
J booth of Baptist events for 1921 and
j behold the conventional events that
jthe women brought to pass or forced
Ito happen in Greenville, they shall
I veil their faces in astonishment^ and
jgird themselves with curiosity and
I adopt the conventional records of 1921
las the worm of their activities.
J From the City by the Sea, from the
I islands of the Atlantic, from the costal
JpialH^^^pm, the vales, from the
lg^c^^;irom the cities, from the
clouds, from tne^^oUnu/ana^T^ay
say, not prevaricatingly, that from
every nook and corner of South Caro
lina, they came. Who? Women!
women, more women! Who are they?
These are they who have come to put
the conventional insign of Negro Bap
tist women upon the highest peak of
denominational mountains. These are
they who believe they can do more
than talk. These are they who have
come saturated and super-saturated
with a grim determination that panic
and crisis are mere myth and are as
transient as a dream. These women
had serious faces that bespoke what
was in their hearts. The flashes of
their eyes told clearly that they meant
business and were determined to make
1921 convention the banner conven
Thursday morning Springfield
hoisted her flag of congenial hospital
ity and the motor of welcome gene
rated an air that made many think
they were guests to the prince of his
pitality. The zephys was permeated
with benificent sounds of home like
ness. Even the water had a taste of
welcome. The flowers poured out
fragrance of feel-yourself-at-home.
The street cars and automobiles had
a hum of glad-to-see-you. Everything
in Greenville seems to have been
painted with a hue of blissful felicity
and profound harmony. Of course, it
was just li\e Greenville. Look who
pastors there.
br. J. S. Earl, accompanied by Rev.
B. F. Stewart and the writer, graced
the pulpit for the introductory ser
mon. I need not say that our great
President Earl preached, for that he
does any time and anywhere. Text^
Mark 15:15. The Spirit was present
and we all felt good.
I am not writing a minute for the
convention, so there are many omis
sions of details.
The words of welcome and the re
sponse fell beyond our fondest hope.
The women do not display so much
hot air as we do. They speak to the
point and sit down, an example, I
hope, we will keep in mind for our
Every advocater of transparent
clothes, spool heels and painted com
plexion should have heard those
timely addresses and suggestions
made by Mrs. H. Watkins and others.
I hoped that the men would have said
something but did not. Their tribute
of respect to the styles of today and
their complimentary remarks about
the present kinds of dancing should
from L S. Lecvy
have been heard by every lover of this
base pleasure. I need not say a word
about Mrs. J. J. Stark's great speech.
Mother Starks knows what to say and
where and she spared no effort in
speaking plainly and frankly.
Every speech was a diamond set in
gold. Every sentence was like the
dripping of dew drops and as refresh
ing as the weeping of clouds.
I don't know of a better prepared
group of officers than these women
who lead this convention. They im
pressed me as being devout, conse
created women whose life is in the
success of the work. Efficiency and
Godliness seem to be the underlying
Qualifications for election. We all
know that master builder, that Joan
of Arc, that natural born queen, that
light house, that illuminating light,
that delicate complexity of intricate
mechanism devised by the hand of
the great God who has lifted her in
the transport of creative genius, that
guiding star of the convention, Cora
S. Boykin of Camden, who has headed
the convention for 15 years.
There is another prominent char
acter whose calmness *and serenity in
dangers, whose wise counsel has
helped to shape the destiny of the
convention. This is the vice presi
dent, M. M. Gilmore, of Rock Hill.
Sister Gilmore is a great woman,
peaceful and consoling. I have never
seen the sea of her anger agitated.
T? me she is the embodiment of self
There is that scholarly, eminently
qualified secretary ^ Mrs. M. W. Gar
rick, of Sumter, whose business apti
tudes are far above the average. Sis
ter Garrick is the exponent of ener
getic activity.
No one can forget Mrs. D. D. Parrot,
the efficient corresponding secretary.
Sister Parrott is naturally born to
sing. She has been with the conven
tion many years and has helped in a
constructive way to better all phases
? of the work.
[the bag. Sister Dunbar is of a few
words but much financial weight.
The brothers were few at this con
vention. I think they don't like to
see women beat them doing real work
so they stay away. On the other hand,
the sisters do not need us as dictators
but will or do accept us as spectators.
Drs. Watson, Clark, Pennington and
Antisdel gave many practical sug
gestions and helpful hints on their
school work. Dr. Watson is our great
Dr. Starks spoke feelingly on the
present needs of Morris college and
her great work.
Education is the need of the race,
? think we have plenty of religion.
Dr. Starks paid a high tribute t?
dancing and its after effects on the
mind. Poor dancing is doomed to
The reception Saturday afternoon
tendered the convention by the so
cieties and churches of Greenville was
a treat to all present. This is another
proof of Greenville's gladness to see
I need not mention the concert Sat
urday evening. As that music gushed
forth it made one think that he was
on Mt. Olympus at a musical recital
in honor of Zeus. I don't know what
phrase of the program was the best.
It was just supremely delectable.
Sunday was the greatest day of the
convention. Everybody in the vicin
ity was there. The singing was too
sweet for my imagination to portray
and too beautiful for words to vivify.
I know it was some good singing. It
challenged to admiration of all. pres
ent and expelled sorrow from our
minds and made us say "its good to
be here."
The sermons by Drs. D. P. Thomp
son, C. F. Gandy and A. W. Brown
showed much study, careful prepara
tion and were forcefully delivered.
Several hundred delegates plus
several hundred visitors equal many
hundreds, which was the attendance
of the convention. Next session goes
to Bennettsville, S. C. Total amount
of money collected, $3,311.18. Hurrah
for the women.
They have set such a standard for
raising money that whatever conven
tion goes beyond must go some. To
day their flag is unfurled to the
breezes of success. Their army is
entrenched. Their soldiers stand
ready for battle.
If I am permitted to give any ad
Continued on page 2
on Taylor StecL

xml | txt