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The Country Church Pro
The country church is not so
a problem as it is a task and J
portunity. It does not present u
peculiar problems so much as i
sents us with varied tasks and
lenges bur earnestness.
The chief distinction be
country people and. city people
the only distinction of impor
is the con servatism of those i
country. This makes them more
which gives society a much n
ballast. To change this inertia
momentum is the task.
Some things can be done by t
time, which cannot be done at
too much haste is used. The ir
, of an unorganized mass of cons
tive people has to be overcome b
grees. Energy applied too sud?
may prove disastrous to the uni
the situation. A few select souls
."be found in almost any coi
church who can ge moved by su
. metho'ls. But it is the great
that constitutes what is called
"problem."' The process or me
f that will reach the commonalit;
campaigns of enlistment will no
it, though a few may be helpe<
them. Occasional rallies may be
fui but cannot be depended upon
Yet too many of us have trie
content ourselves by using ral
etc., to inspire and instruct al
progressive .lines. But te ave]
man lets the inspiration of such
occasion subside before he gets
car into the road to start home,
for the instruction, he did not
that, except perhaps in gen
terms. Yes, in general terms. 1
very fact is what makes our prog
seem visionary to the average cc
try church member. Lack of defin
ness and detail in instruction
been- one of our weak points. It wo
be an easy matter for the pastor
a country church to carry on all
departments of its work if he had
i his command a sufficient number
? lieutenants who were enthus
. trained and ready for service. He <
not do it all by himself. After mak
a few futile attempts to do so, he n
discover that he cannot and shift 1
leadership of some department
some member. When that one lets 1
organization die on his hands the i
erage pastor becomes discourag
and ceases his efforts along th<
lines. Soon he is in the rut with t
- folks and soothes his conscience w
the memory of the efforts he 1
Many a pastor's conscience I
been doped with just such a memo]
And it is such a satisfying conditi
to us poor mortals to know we ha
a convenient antidote for a distui
In any church the pastor alo:
can do almost nothing but preac
baptize, visit, marry, bury, etc. I
, cannot carry on the specialized o
ganizations. But the country past'
with enough qualified Kelpers can <
almost anything in his church tl
town or city pastor can do in hi
The inevitable conclusion then is th
his first task is to take the mo
promising of the raw material i
hand and begin to properly train
Right here most of us wish t
pause for reflection and feel incline
lo retrace our steps, which are nc
many, back to the monotony of ou
former ways. However, brethren, i
we are in earnest about the countr;
church situation, let us consider ?
The material for leadership can b
found in the country church. Yes
and of as good in native talent am
in moral stamina.
To' do the necessary training re
quires time and work, which perhap;
explains why there is not more of ii
doe. It takes persistent, patient
continuous, tactful work. Often il
must have a small beginning, but re
member the mustard seed. It maj
sometimes seem like a misplaced ef
fort, but remember the leaven. The
pastor's skill and faith may both be
tested in the process. But this work
must be done if we are to build for
The pastor who will spend two
hours a day for a week with a half
dozen, or even fewer, Christians 'n
an undeveloped country church, giv
ing definite instructions on any
branch on church work, can so trans
form their thinking about that work
as to really surprise himself. But
this is only a start. Another group
(possibly overlapping the first one),
needs to be taken another week for
training in a different department.
AU of this w.ill have to be followed
np, repeated and advanced at inter
vals not too far apart. No wonder
we want to call it a problem instead
of a task. We can sit at home and
study a problem, while a task calls
Time and talent thus invested will
pay the highest dividends. The aver
age Christian will do his duty if you
viii show him in a definite way, what
it is, how he can do it, and then en
courage him while he is doing it. If a
boy is trained to shoot an arrow un
til he begins to have confidence in
his skill, he wants to get out among
the game and use his skill in real life
Train a person in any line of endeav
or until he feels a mastery of that
course, and he will become eager to
apply that knowledge in actual ex
perience. This is a universal princi
ple and applies to church work. Train
a group of church members for any
department of church work until
they know that they do know some
thing about that work, and their in
spiration soon seeks expression along
I believe about all have agreed that
we now have in the country, mail
routes, autos, phones, etc. Be it ever
so. But does that change the fact
that if the pastor of a country church
wants to develop it he must take the
material he finds and qualify it for
its work by proper training?
It has been further agreed that
every church ought to have a good
Sunday School, B. Y. P. U., W. M. U.
and sundry other auxiliaries, each
of which can contribute large to
wards the accomplishment of the
purposes of the church. Truly said.
But that does not change the fact
that the pastor who sees the need of
these must train leaders for them.
It is true some pastors seem not to
see the need of these. Then the prob
lem is not with the church in that
case but with the pastor. I am not,
discussing him now but his task.
We all know what our ultimate
aims are for the country church. We
also know the facts and conditions
to be handled. The great need of the
country churches today is for their
pastors (and I speak as one of them)
to get busy on their job and for the
denomination to encourage them by
recognizing: the worth of those who
will do it.
The suction of a rapidly moving
industrial and social world has quick
ened the pace in other spheres, both
religious and secular. The heightened
average of general education is help
ing some in church development. But
I insist on the original proposition
of this article, viz., the country
church presents us with a task and
an opportunity; and that discussing
it, pointing out the conditions, enum
erating the possibilities, etc., will not.
get us anywhere .Work is what is
needed. May God give us the grace
of work.-Rev A. W. Bussey of Bow
man, Ga., in the Christian Index.
The Disposal of Old Stock.
Summer is always an excellent
time for poultry keepers to thin out
their flocks of old hens. They should
be sold or killed o ffwithout delay as
soon as they stop laying and com
mence moulting. I
By starting to weed out early in
the summer it is possible to do so
gradually and thus let loose of no
fowl until she has actually reached
the stage of being unprofitable. For
example, those who have a number of
laying hens, and who do not wish to
kill and eat them, should sell them
off a few at a time, to make room for
the growing youngsters, and also
keep all the old hens until they quit
When poultry-keepers have a num
ber of birds to sell, they generally
clear them off at once, which is not
the most profitable way of selling. If
there are fifty birds for sale, sell at
once the dozen or more that you are
quite sure have stopped producing,
then gradually get rid of the others
as he summer advances. In this way
you will at all times get as many
eggs, and will have only about half
the quantity of food to provide. This
is where many poultry keepers fail,
as the remaining stock also fares bet
ter when not overcrowded. If folks
would only study the laying qualities
of their fowls as much as exhibitors
do exhibition points in their birds,
the laying qualities would be very
much improved in every flock.-Iowa
Blease is Not a Candidate.
Filbert, July 28.-That he will not
be a candidate for public office again
was in effect the statement of Cole
L. Blease, Columbia lawyer at the
annual Filbert picnic today. Speak
ing before about 3,000 people, the
former governor was warmly ap
The country needs young men of
ability and character, he said, who
will buckle down to the task of giv
ing an efficient and economical ad
Congressman W. F. Stevenson alT
so spoke and discussed national is
sues. He was heard attentively and
given enthusiastic applause.
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Some Interesting Information
Revealed in Series of Feed
ing Tests at Beltsville.
SILO FERMENTATION STUDIED
Wild and'Tame Sunflowers Devoured
Readily When Removed From Silo
Cabbages Were Untouched
by Cattle When Siloed.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment o? Agriculture.)
A series of experimental feeding
tests conducted by the United States
Department of Agriculture at its
Beltsville (Md.) live-stock farm, re
vealed some interesting Information
as to the effect of siloing upon the
palatability of various plants found
on a farm or range.
During the last summer and fall
about 150 different plants and com
binations of plants were packed In
barrels in a silo. The purpose was
to study the effect of the silo fer
mentation upon the fiber, and other
features of the plants. It was thought
possible that silage would overcome
objectionable qualities of certain
plants, in addition to breaking down
the fiber of some which were too
woody for stock feed.
The various lots of silages were
taken to Beltsville to test their
palatability as cattle feed. The tests
were not protracted enough to glv
final conclusions, but a number of in
teresting results were obtained. Both
wild and tame sunflowers were eaten
readily when they came out of the
silo, although ihe peculiar flavor and
woody stalk of the former make
distasteful In its natural state. Ru
sian thistle was eaten in the course
of about 12 hours, and the same waS
'rue of ragweed, which cattle seldom
touch In the field. Cunada thistles
and castor bean plants without seed
were eaten quite readily. Jack bean
vines and pods were eaten rather
reluctantly. The cows ate siloed Aus
tra'ian salt bush, but not the native
plant. Siloed onion tops were fed to
four cows; two ate them and tw
refused them. Buckwheat also pro
vided a choice morsel. Cabbages
which in their- natural state are
eaten avidly by cattle, were absolute
ly untouched when siloed, the prod
uct being in many respects similar
to sauer kraut but without the salt
Giant rye grass went untouched.
Cattle Fed Regular Rations.
The cattle were not compelled tc?
eat any of the siloed products to
satisfy hunger, as hay was ted them
A Silo Filling Crew at Labor Gather
ing Corni-Sled Type of Cutter ls
In Use and Corn la Carried Directly
between siloed rations and they had
the regular portions of grain. The
tests were not entirely conclusive,
especially as the quantities were so
small that the animals did not have
an opportunity to get accustomed to
The department may make more
extensive tests another season on
some of the materials, as there was
no opportunity with barrel lots to
gain any knowledge as to the beef
and milk producing value of the
BEETLES ARE MOST HARMFUL
Covering of Cheesecloth Will Afford
Necessary Protection for
Vines and Plants.
The striped cucumber beetle and the
12-spotted cucumber beetle attack cu
cumber, squash, and melon vines
through the East. The best protec
tion is to cover young plants with
cheesecloth-covered frames, which may
be made on barrel-hoop arches. When
the Insects actually get access to the
leaves, a solution of arsenate of lead
and bordeaux mixture Is effective.
SELECT SEED CORN IN FALL
Autumn Is Favored by Many of Best
Seed Men of Country-Supply
of Seed Assured.
Many of the best seed men of the
country have come to the conclusion
that fall selection of seed corn -ls
best> from every standpoint. One
thing ls certain, if lt is selected in
the fall, the farmer ls certain of hav
ing seed com.
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. Notice of Election of Public
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. Notice is hereby given that an
election for public cotton weighers
for the towns of Johnston, Trenton
and Edgefield for a term of two
years, commencing September 1,
1921, will be held at the respective
towns on Saturday, August 6, 1921.
The polls will be open at eight o'clock
a. m., and close at four o'clock p. m.
All qualified electors who market
cotton at the respective !-owns will be
allowed to vote, but no person can
vote'1 at more than one place. There
will be two cotton weighers elected
for the town of Johnston and one
for each of the other two places. The
following managers are appointed to
hold said election:
Edgefield-W. J. Duncan, W. L.
Dunovant, Jr., and Wallace Holston.
Johnston-Wilbur Yonce, Tom
Milford and W. H. Dobey.
Trenton-Wallace Wise, L. C.
Eidson and Hoper Moss.
The managers at each place are au
thorized to appoint persons to take
the place of the managers who are
As soon as the polls close the man
agers are directed to count the votes
and report the result to the board
by the Monday following the election.
A. A. EDMUNDS,
T. L. TALBERT,
J. W. DeVORE.
Board County Commissioners.
July ll, 1921.
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Open to Men and Women
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Co s TI lit 11909, br C. E. Zimmerau Co. -No. 66
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ate amount of money that you earn that it would be possible to
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On the other hand every dollar you put in the bank is money
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money always working for you, or you always working for
your money. Come in and start that bank account Don't put it
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E. J. Mims, Cashier; J. H. Allen, Assistant Cashier. .
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