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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 07, 1913, Image 20

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A REAL STORY OF REAL NEW
YORK FOLKS!
WRITTEN BY A REAL AUTHOR!
ILLUSTRATED BY A REAL AR
TIST! SATURDAY!
IN THE DAY BOOK!
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BAND CONCERT BRINGS 'EM ALL
TO SUNDAY SCHOOL
Canton, O., July 7. With the at
traction of a band concert on the
church roof garden and a double orn
chestra concert in the church audi
torium, Rev. P. H. Welshimer, of
Canton's First Christian Church, has
built up what he claims is the biggest
Sunday School in the world within
the last five years. The average at
tendance at the Christian Church
Sunday School in Canton in this hot
month of July is 3,251. The record
attendance is 4,714. Several Sundays
back 38 babies were checked in the
"babies' check room" of the $90,000
church. The men's class of 250 had
to hold their session in the street
while the teacher explained the les
son from the tonneau of an automo
. bile.
The streets leading to the church
are crowded each Sunday morning
by 8:45 with people going to the Sun
day School classes. Some drive as
far as 18 miles to, be able to attend.
Many are old men, Civil War vet
erans, pioneers of Ohio. They come
early to get good seats and hear the
preliminary sacred concert.
Rev. Welshimer, who built up this
tremendous Sunday School attend
ance in a town of 50,000 people, is
regarded as the best business man in
Canton. He is 40 years old, drives
a fast automobile because he has to
conserve every minute of his time to
do his day's work, and has the best
card index system in Northeastern
Ohio. Under him he has an organi
zation of 100 men and 100 women as
a "building up" committee to keep
attendance up in his Sunday School
and church. He employes two ste
nographers and an assistant to take
care of his office detail and has per
sonal charge of 90 Sunday School
teachers.
And on Sunday not a man, woman
or child can get into that Sunday
School without having shaken hands
with Rev. Welshimer at least once.
As a hand shaker he has a record
that is almost equal to that of Presi
dent Wilson.
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SAYRE WILL BE THIRTEENTH
WHITE HOUSE BRIDEGROOM
Francis B. Sayre, the fiancee of
Miss Jessie Wilson, the second daugh
ter of President Wilson, is a son of
the late Robert Heysham Sayre,
builder of the Lehigh Railroad, and
Martha Finley Novin Sayre. He is
28 years old, has spent two years on
the coast of Labrador,' assisting Dr.
Grenfell in his missionary work. He
is now employed in District Attorney
Whitman's office in New York City.
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That the lion is left-handed, strik
ing its most powerful blows with its
left paw, is said to have been noticed.

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