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Thirty sixth Session of Ridge
Association Held in John
The 36th. annual meeting of the
?Ridge association was held here with
the Baptist church on Thursday and
Friday of the past week, and waa
one of the largest attended associa
tions that the writer recalls.
The large seating capacity of the
auditorium was filled, and chairs
* placed in the aisle to seat the over
flow. This crowd was indicative of
the fine spirit for christian work up
on the part of the men and women
of the association.
There are twenty churches in the
association, at Dry Creek, Mt. Pleas
i ant, Phillipi, Rocky Creek, Spigener,
Ward, Johnston, Batesburg, Bethel,
Leesville, Richland Springs, Ridge
Spring, West Creek, Beulah, Chest
nut Hill, Good Hope, Pine Pleasant,
Red Bank. Salem, Sardis.
The reports of these all show
splendid work, and the gifts of each
church is good.
In the organization C. L. Jones
was re-elected moderator, also S. J.
Watson, as Sec., and W. M. Sawyer,
There were a number of repre
sentatives in the state work that
_ was present and each was introduced
The introductory sermon was
preached by Rev. S. E. Welchel, of
Batesburg, who gave some beauti
ful and helpful thoughts from this
verse: "I can do all things through
Christ who strengthened me."
4 The great need of the Baptist cou
rier being in every home was empha
sized by Dr. Dill, as through this
channel the Baptist message was
Layman's work was presented by
Zeb. C. Coleman. There is a move
ment to make . the layman's work
more effective, by organization, and
he made an earnest appeal to Lay
men to go forward.
The defects in this organization
rwere called attention to, and more
effectiveness was urged.
Each church is urged to have a
layman chairman of an active com
mittee, which can be a force of great
good-men whose hearts and pur
poses are fixed.
Dr. Thomas, of the state board
was introduced and was heard with
"God had called the Baptists to a
great task," he said. "There are 9,
500,000 Baptists in the United
States, 3,500,000 Baptists in the
south, and 183,000 Baptists in S.C.,"
thus showing Baptists in our state to
be 52 per cent over all denomina*
Our responsibility for salvation is
He urged every one to line up and
do their part.
^The old testament way of giving
tithing-was urged, and he repeated
God's promise to tho^e who sacrifice
The report on Temperance, public
morals and law enforcement was
made by Ira C. Carson.
-J He stressed the keeping in touch
with these, and of enforcing law.
He outlined points for the asso
1. -It is the solemn duty of each
person to conserve the morals of our
2. -The church is under obligation
to assume more responsibility.
3. -The press should be enlisted.
v4.-Insist on strict execution of law
and of the offices doing their duty.
5. -The character of teachers of
schools should be determined.
6. -Evangelism to a greater degree.
In the report of evangelistic work
by Rev. G. M. Sexton, he said, "It
is the duty of every one to save souls
"as well as the duty of the pastor.
One of the most vital matters of
discussion for the day, was the 75
million campaign, by Rev. W. S.
Brooke, who is chairman of the
movement in this association. Rev.
Brooke suggested that churches be
.% divided into groups, each trying to
raise a named amount, and the en
listment of every Baptist be a chief
support. Let there be an. enforce
ment period-Sept., Oct., and Nov.,
and every church make an endeavor
to call all pledges, and Nov. 26th.
Dec. be a memorial period. The to
tal amount subscribed by the Ridge
association is $321,662.63, amount
paid $109,052.27. due $51,779.04.
1 The evening service was occupied
with a discussion of missions, Rev.
H. B. White reporting on this.
In speaking of his report he said
that what ever of discouragement
there might be, it did not come from
the foreign fields, but from the fall
ing off at home. "The board will be
embarassed if gifts grow less," he
said. The missionery has placed his
life-everything-at stake, and only
asks our prayers. This is the work of
the master and "Where He leads, we
-Rev. C. A. Jones, of the state
board, also spoke to the report. "Mis
sions," he said, "is our mission in this
world." Other thoughts he gave e:
pression to were: "South Carolina i
50 percent, christian. Through gres
Southern Baptist agency, the greai
est work the Home Mission Boar
has ever done is in the chain o
"On the foreign fields, the whol
system of work is like that at home
and if we can think of it this waj
we can have a larger conception o
the work and be willing to contrit
ute even more. There is abroad th
chain of schools, hospitals, kindei
He spoke of the great field no\
open in Russia, the world war hav
ing a part' in this opening.
In this territory the field is rip
for the gospel, and in a few years
be predicted, a million Baptists.
We may have to reach this starv
ing people through the body, as Je
sus, in feeding the multitudes.
The crying need of all, is fo:
Funds to follow up as the doors opei
io opportunities, to thus follow ou:
Among the speakers of the seconc
lay were ones that represented grea
novements in our state. Mr. Fostei
:old of the work of the Baptist Hos
sital, and of the new building, which
vhen finished, will rank with Johr
Eopkin's-perhaps it will be better
The needs of the orphanage wer?
;old of by Mr. Feaster, "There ari
low many on our waiting list," hi
?aid, and he outlined some plan:
whereby room could be made more
Rev. T. H. Posey made a good re
)ort on benevolences this including
>rphanage, hospital and aged min
Education-the commission, in
ititutions and ministerial was
>reached by Dr. W. S. Dorset, in a
'orceful way. There are five colleges
md five academies under the con
rol of the Baptists, and with our
lenomination being 50 percent, in
he state, we cannot fail to see the
jreat opportunity, with its obliga
ions, to make christian education
he right hand of all our denomina
Dr. Province of Furman Univer
ity spoke of the equipments here,
hiefly the splendid library.
Rev. Canada told of Edisto Acad
my. "We are better equipped than
tver, and christian ideals and pur
?oses are the underlying principles
if all work."
Rev. G. C. Mangum told of the
:reau, work accomplished through
hannels of the Sunday School, B. Y.
\ U.; and Colportage.
The sunday school is a mighty fac
or in the kingdom of God, and Sun
lay school members number nearly
Dr. C. E. Burts was one of the
peakers of the association and his
?resence was of real pleasure to all
ind he was heard with much inter
ist and appreciation.
He spoke chiefly on the 75 million
:ampaign. "Tho Baptist had laid out
L great field of work, a great pro
gram, and the great committee knew
>f the expense of the plan as car
"We are completing our expense
iccount. In everythng we do there
s expense attached; when the happy
foung couple plans for the home,
md wedded li:te, they know there
viii be the expense of it all, but they
lo not count the cost but go right on
vith their gre^t plan.
He followed this thought up with
he expense account of the cam
>aign. Baptists have done reasonably
veil, but were a little short.
Some of the reasons they were a
..-Have not undertaken to do the
cord's work as the Lord would have
I.-Did not lay by, in store, each
We are now at the crossroads, and
t has come to the minds of some as
;o how and what to do."
"There is nothing we must do, but
:arry it to asuccessful completion,"
"A great trus;t has been committed
;o the Baptist denomination, they
nust go on. How would these 80,000
Baptists of South Carolina look,
;urning away from a great task com
mited to them?
We must finish this program as a
;estimony of our faith."
The work that the women and
foung people of the association
lave done was told by Mrs. S. J.
Walson. "The years' work has been
>ne of joys and disappointments,"
she said. The reports show a loss,
Dut this comes from a failure to get
:redit through state and then this
pear, the associational year was on
y 10 months the annual meeting
jeing June, instead of Aug.
In the association there have been
13 mission study classes conducted,
ihere being a society in all 20
murches. A missionary society and
Sunbeam Band have been organ- J
ized at Beulah.
There are 160 tithers this year.
In the personal service work, the
women have done many beautiful
This year they have achieved
greater things than ever for the Lord ^
and the prayer of the women of
Ridge Association is that they may (
be used for the master.
The junior or ganizations are all
The total of cash and box contri
butions going from the W. M. U.,
and Junior organizations amounts to
The next association goes to Good
Both days of the association boun
tiful dinners were spread and dele
gates and visitors were entertained
and homes were open for the enter
tainment of all had they remained
The Value of Burebreds
"Purebred livestock has about 40
percent greater earning power (a
part from its breeding or sale value)
than scrub stock.
"The superiority of purebreds on
a utility basis is due princ;nally to
better conformation and quality, in
creased production, more econom
ical production, and earlier maturity.
"When purebred sires are used to
improve farm livestock the offspring
is more salable than that of non
purebred sires and brings nearly 50
percent greater returns.
"The foregoing are a few results
of a recent inquiry conducted by the
Bureau of Animal Industry, United
States Department of Agriculture.
The figures are based on about 25,
000 head of breeding stock owned by
525 experienced livestock owners.
Besides, the same persons own 30,
000 fowls on which the poultry re
sults are based. All of these stock
men have for several years-an av
erage of nine-used purebred sires
to head their herds and flocks. More
than that, about 30 percent of their
female stock has been purebred. A
small proportion of the remaining fe
males are scrubs, the others being
grades and crossbreds. Thus the per
sons furnishing the department with
their experiences were in a position
to supply dependable information.
"The figures mentioned were ob
tained during the last part of 1921 in
a period of marked depression in the
livestock industry. Partly for that
reason they are considered conserv
ative even though pointing to an un
usually high value of purebreds over
common stock."-American Swine
herd, May, 1922.
Clean Orchards Mean Sound '
Clemson College, Aug. 28-There c
is a great temptaton, especially in i
years of little damage, to neglect the 1
post-harvest clean up of the peach (
orchard. To yield to this temptation, .
however, is to jeopardize next year's *
crop, warn the plant pathologists of t
The situation with regard to the y
clean up has been investigated in -
the peach belt of Georgia by Prof. j
J. A. Mcclintock, of the Georgia Ex- \
p?riment Station. His summary 1
states conditions so clearly that it 1
is here quoted for the benefit of 1
South Carolina farmers.
"The growers who have thought
seriously about thc result obtained (
in the control of insects and diseases '
in 1920 and 1921 with sprays and
dusts have come to the conclusion .
that these pests cannot be held in
check in commercial orchards by the \
use of spray and dust alone. 1
Growers who cleaned up their or- '
chards in 1920 agree that such clean
culture was worth more in the c?n- (
trol of insects and diseases on their i
1921 crop than was the spray or (
dust used during the growing sea- <
son. In other words the spraying or 1
dusting is necessary, but should be
supplementary to clean culture.
"From the data collected in va- j
ious number of commercial orchards
in various sections of this state dur- I
ing the past two years and from the [
spray tests conducted in a commer- .
cial orchard in 1921, it is concluded
that the cleaning up of orchards as \
a community proposition following (
harvest in order to destroy peach I
insects and diseases over large areas, 1
is the only sure means of holding
these pests in check. If the orchards .
are thoroughly cleaned, then three
or possibly four applications of
spray or dust may b& expected to
protect the fruit from the few in- <
sects which remain. And with cur- f
culio under control, brown rot will I
no longer prove a menace to the (
peach industry of Georgia." \
WANTED: A teacher for the
Brunson school. Apply to
T. P. MORGAN,
8-15 Cleora, S. C.
A Hero of
By REV. J. R. SCHAFFER
Director of Evening Classes, Moody
Bible Institute, Chicago.
TEXT.-By faith Abel offered unto God
i more excellent sacrifice than Cain.
God has his heroes. His Book recounts
their wondrous exploits. They are
heroes of faith.
The first of them
is Abel, the sec
ond-born of earth.
We ask, "What
great deed hath
he wrought?" The
Book says.. "By
faith Abel offered
unto God a more
than Cain, by
which he obtained
witness that he
w a?s righteous.
Sod testifying of his gifts;.and by lt
ie bei* dead yet speaketh."
Here there is nothing, apparently, of
jrave daring, of courageous abandon,
>f sublime heroism. Why then ?hould
roch a simple deed be carved In the
inperishable granite of God's Word?
The most perfect picture ever con
nived of life and all Its hallowed re
atlonships ls found In the opening
mapters of Genesis. But the charm of
nat life was dispelled by the blighti
ng Invasion of sin. Sinful nature, sin
ful environment and sinful atmosphere
vas the bequest of Adam and Eve to
Jielr countless posterity, yet God did
iot abandon His disobedient children.
3e loved them. His love furnished an
intldote for their sin. Before they
eft Pnradlse the gospel of salvation
vas proclaimed, redemption offered
md righteousness provided.
There Is every reason to believe that
he guilty parents of the race accepted
he divine plan of salvation when they
)ut on the robes of substitution God
irought to them. Wonderful Indeed
nust this all have been to them.
Oh, how could they sin in the midst
?f love and light and liberty! They
lid, and deserved sin's Inevitable con
?equence, death ; but God, whose grace
vas greater than all their sin, brought
lalvatlon ere they suffered the conse
luences of disobedience.
Their life outside began very natu
rally, I should say-just life as lt has
rontinued to the present. They set up
heir home, as near the gate of the
Sarden as possible, doubtless hope fili
ng their hearts of getting back again.
Children were born into that home,
wo boys. Cain seemed so much the
;hlld of promise that his mother named
dm "Gotten," Before the second-born
eas welcomod she had learned that he
vas not the promised Seed of the wom
in, who was to bring deliverance from
lin's curse. When her second son was
lorn she called his name "Abel," mean
ng "vanity," which seemed to be a
iOnfrrraatlon of her disappointment in
The boys grew up. Father and moth
ir told them of Paradise with its dark
ragedy and also of its glorious hope
n the God-given promise and the way
>f eternal life. The time of personal
.esponsiblllty came when they must,
ike father and mother, believe God
>r reject His way. A choice was de
nanded because sin had become per
sonal. What would they do? God had
?aid an offering alone could meet the
Both brought an offering. Cain's
vas one of human reasoning. He con
?idered lt better than the one God had
:aught lils father and mother to bring,
[t was more beautiful, the work of his
irain and hands. No life had been
,'orfeited to provide lt. But alas, it
vas the rejection of God's way, the
jreferment of his own. Therefore lt
lad in It the essence of sin, for sin, Is
self-will, self-pleasing, self-exaltation.
God rejected Cain's offering and
?aln was wroth. He was denied his
Abel brought the very best lamb of
:he flock, just as he had been taught.
He believed God. He responded by
loing what God asked him to do. By
:alth he offered his sacrifice. This, In
:he face of the attitude of his older
)rother, was heroism indeed. When
iny man In loyalty to God dares to
.un counter to popular opinion or to
lefy the consensus of human reason,
t requires a heroism that exceeds that
yt the battlefield and, In God's sight,
:rowns him with glory and honor such
ts this world knows not.
God accepted Abel's offering. Even
>o God accepted Christ's death. He
vas delivered for our offences and
.alsed for our justification.
Oh, can you not see what value God
)uts upon the blood, even from the be
ginning, for He has declared that
'without the shedding of blood there
s no remission of sins." There Is only
me way of salvation-through the
ilood of Calvary's Lamb. There Is
inly one title to heaven-not moral
ty or good works, or personal virtue,
>r self-sacrifice, or death for another,
>ut that title which ls the Inheritance
if the saints in light through faith
n the Son of God.
The Mystery of Godliness.
Great Is the mystery of godliness;
?od was manifest in the flesh, justi
led In the Spirit, seen of angels,
ireached unto the Gentiles, believed
>n In the world, received up into
dory-I Timothy 3:16.
God's Glory Above the Heavens.
0 Lord, our Lord, how excellent
s tu./ .inmo in all the earth! who
tast set thy glory above the heavens,
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Mr. Pitman, Mr. Tom Bush and
Mr. Gregory, of Warrenville, Mr.
and Mrs. J. D. Mathis, Jr., of Tren
ton, and Misses Nelle and Cleo Rho
den were guests in the home of Mr.
J. E. Timmerman Sunday.
Miss Thelma Hayes after a de
lightful visit here with Miss Evelyn
Williams has returned to her home
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Sanders of
near Edgefield spent the week end
here with Mr. and Mrs. Bass Plun
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Timmerman, Miss Sue Timmerman,
and Miss Dorothy Williams spent one
day last week in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Bass Plunkett.
Miss Thelma Clark of Johnston
spent a few days last week with Miss
Miss Edyth Harley.spent Sunday
with Miss Irene Rutledge.
Little James Elbert Mathis of
Trenton is spending a few days here
with his aunt, Miss Sue Timmerman.
Mr. and Mrs. Avary Franklyn and
family visited in the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Geo. Rhoden recently.
Mrs. E. J. Jackson and family
spent Sunday with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Louise Holmes.
Miss Emmie Workman of Johns
ton spent last wednesday night and
Thursday here with Miss?$ Nelle and
Miss Nellie Scott is spending a
few days here with Miss Leola Moy
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Johnson spent
Sunday in the Mt. Calvary section
with relatives. r'
Mrs. Gaines Rutledge of here is
visiting her mother, Mrs. Sophie
Neal in the Phillippi section.
Miss Maggie Mae Bryant spent
one night last week with Misses Dor
othy and Evelyn Williams.
A. B. C. Noodles!!
Next time you make soup put in a few
A. B. C. Noodles.
The price of noodles-a box 25c.
Pork and Beans-12?c.
Sweet Pickle (mighty good)-14c.
Sour Pickle (extra good) -13c.
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