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The Sunday School Congress Meets in Nashville, June 13 to 18, 1917.
NASHVILLE A v CITY OF OPPORTUNITY THE LEADING NEGRO JOURNAL IN TENNESSEE.
NASHVILLE. TENN., FKIDAY. APRIL 13. 1917.
IS IT THE PROPERTY OF TENNES
HOME MISSION SOCIETY DESIRED TO HELP CHARTER
; OF 1NC0RP0IAT10N, DEED AND CONVEYANCE
lit is not in the interest of fault
Anders of the ".drowning" t hat this
article is prepared and sent forth, but
la the defense of the Trustee Board
of Roger Williams University -whose
integrity and honesty have been as
sailed and in the interest of the
sympathizers and faithful eupporte.t
' of the institution, who are . put to
doubt as to the ownership of Roger
'TilliftTTlB hv riaaifrnpra urhi jflo.nlav
J 1 "I " J UU-(J1IV. u " 11 vi uiatuj
-'their intelligence" in an effort to
strike a blow at an institution of
learning for personal vengeance.
The delay on the part of the
Trustee Board to reply to the charges
made, has not been due to their hav
ing " been routed" as has been cir
culated, but in order that the reply
might be conclusive and foreer set
tle the question as to the ownership
of Roger Williams.
iFirst, had there been any legal tech
nicalities overlooked in the min-hnsa
ana transrer or Roger Williams, it
should have been excusable, for un
der the pressure and strain of that
' stragic time; at that time of transi
tion from Negro freedom as to the
burden of running institutions, to Ne
gro responsibility for building and
maintaining institutions; at a time
of gloom and despondency; and inex
perienced, it is marvelous that
SlilTiH Ar vara moHa
But the pome Mission Society was
. sincere in weir aesire to neip the Ne
gro Baptists of Tennessee to rebuild
Roger Williams, their pride, and Rev.
Wim, Haynes, "the most influential
man in the State at that time" as it
is alleged, together with bis collea
. gues, were sincere in placing them
selves on the altar of sacrifice to the
name cum, aim uiereiore one or tne
' best lawvers fwhltei nf Nnnhvirio
" was employed to examine the papers
- and draw the deeds and so on, and
even now when all this stir comes up
it ..is shown that they all "budded
'better than they knew." We are pre
pared to show that no selfish motive,
no thought of individual profit ever
entered the minds of those who labor
ed to restore Roger Williams to the
Baptists of Tennessee. We are prepar
ed to prove that Roger Williams has,
from the beginning of the new insti
tution, and now does belong to the
Baptists of Tennessee.
We will show that this provision
was made from the start.
-First The question why we oper
ate under the Charter of the old in
In the first place It was the desire '
that the name "Roger Williams" be
Tetained for this institution.
Secondly fft was found that the
Home Mission Society held in trust
' certain bequeaths and funus for and
.'.'. in the interest, of "Roger Williams
' University" and for us to remain the
benefleary--pfJ those funds we would
- . haveft'o retain the name "Roger Wil
liams University" and operate .under
: the Charter transferred to us by the
,., , American Baptist Home Mission So-
UICH.V -H - WOW IUJK U1LV.
: Ttiird there was no necessity for
a change .of charter nor to make an
amendment thereto since the Trustees J
under mis cnarter transferred all their
rights - and so on to a Board of
.Trustees elected by the Missionary
nessee, which we show later. -
The Charter is a "General .Welfare
Charter" and is as follows:
. - STATE OF TENNESSEE '
Charter of Incorporation.
. ' i
' Be it Known that:
(DANIEL W. PHILLIPS of Nash
, rille, Tennessee.
JOHN M. GREGORY, of Chicago.
... JAiBEZ P. DAKE, of Nashville,
; ' 'Tennessee.
, " . WILLIAM P. JONES, of Nashville,
' ; "- Tennessee.
: Tennessee. '
IRAiNDLE B. VANDAVELL, of Nash
are hereby created a body politic
. and co-operate hv the name and style
of the "Roger Wlilllams University."
' 'rne particular purposes for which
this charter is sought are: for the sup-
;" port of an institution of Christian edu-
. cation and learnlno; of the Rrade of
"-a University with- such Colleges,
-''schools and denartments as the Trus
tees of said University may deem
proper and necessary, to give Instruc
tion in rhA novArftl hmnMiaa nt QManna
and Art. In the Bible and Theology.
and in Normal and other professional
and industrial studies, with power to
onfer degrees; the principal seat of
"We hold these truths to be self
evident, that all men are created
equal; that they are endowed by their
Creator with certain unalienable
rights; that among these, are life,
liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
said institution to be on the ground
now owned by the American Baptist
Home Mission Society of New York
and occupied by the Nashville Insti
tute in the County of Davidson in
the State of Tennessee.
(Here follows the provisions found
in a charter of this kind)1
(We, the undersigned, apply to the
State of Tennesse, by virtue of the
laws of the land, for a Charter of In
corporation for the purposes and with
the powers -etc., declared in the fore
This 13th day of February, 1883.
DANIEL W. PHILLIPS.
JOHN M. GREGORY.
JABEZ P. JONES.
WILLIAM P. JONES.
(NELSON G. MERRY.
RANKLE B. VANDEVLLL.
STATE OF TENNESSEE DAVIDSON
Personally appeared before me C.
W. Eastman, Clerk of County, Court of
said County, the within named: Dan
iel W. Phillips, John M. Gregory, Wil
liam P, Jones, Nelson G. Merry, an
Randle B. Vandavell, the (bargainers
with whom I am personally acquaint
ed, ana wno acKnowdelge that they
executed the within instrument for
the purposes therein contained.
Witness my hand-at office this the
13th, day of February 1883,
C. H. Eastman, Clerk.
STATE OF TENNESSEE DAVIDSON
Register's office, February 13th, 1883.
.1, Jas. L. Hogan, Deputy Register
of said County do certify that the
foregoing instrument and certificate
are registered in said office in Booki
number 76, Page 28, that they were re
ceived February 12th, 1883 at 3:2S
o'clock P. iM,., and were entered in
Note Book) 8, Page 47,
JAMES L. HOGAN.
Deputy Register of Davidson County.
" I, D. A. Nunn, Secretary of State
of Tennessee certify that this Char
ter with certificates attached, the fore
going of which is a true Copy, was
this day registered and certified to
by me this February 13th. 1883.
D. A. NUNN,
Secretary of State.
The following is the action of the
Trustee 'Board in the transfer to the
new Board as found in the minutes of
meeting neid at the rooms of the
Southern Baptist Sunday School
Board, Nashville, Tennessee, October
'Motion of A. B. Hill, that the following-persons
selected by the Exe
cutive uoara ot tne Baptist Mission
ary ana Educational Convention of
Tennessee be elected to fill the place
of the present board to take effect
when this action is approved by the
Corresponding Secretary of the Amer
ican Baptist Home Mission Society.
uiass l retiring In 1910: Wlm. Haynes,
E. M. Lawrence, E. W. D. Isaac, C. H,
Clark, J. L. Harding. Class 2: retir
ing In 1909: A. M... Townsend. G. H.
Bandy, G. B. Taylor, W. S. Ellllngton,
j. k. Evans. Class 3: retiring in
1908, Peter Vertrees.
The Said Executive Board to select
others to complete the third class In
accordance with the By-laws as
'Mjoved by Hill, that the Treasurer
or this board be authorized and in
structed to transfer to the Treasurer
of the New Board when properly elect
ed, any and all funds remaining in
his hands. Carried.
JNO. D. ANDERSON,
it must oe noted that Mr. A. B.
Hill is still a member of the TruMt.-
Board of Roger Williams University
and has been continuously. This
show that all the rights of the Trustee
Board under the American Baptist
Home Mission Society was transferred
to the Trustee. Board elected by the
ivussionary and Educational Conven
tion of Tennessee.
- (It will also be noted with interest
tnat in this transfer there were C H
Clark, J. L. Harding, and G. B. Tavlor.
It follows therefore that whatever of
ignorance was in display, -whatever
of fraud was in purpose, whatever of
legal blunder was made, that these as
wen were "partlceps Criminis," if
there were any.
Now as to the .deeds. It is a fact
that the property on which Roger WI1
Hams University now stands was - at
I first deeded to the American Baptist
J Home Mission Society, the considers
tion being $10,000. One half of which
was paid by the Missionary and Edu
cational Convention of Tennesse. In
the deed from the Society to Roge
Williams University it is' plainly stat
ed that "for the convenience and pur
poses of the parties In Interest the
title to said property was taken In
the name of "The American Baptist
Home Mission Society." Specifically,
it is not stated why this was done,
hint rain rpnsnn is nnd In itsplf ia Hiif-
j$TSilMti Preston Taylor Delivers
the laws of Tennesse, and so this
course was taken under proper legal
advice. The Home Mission- Society
then In fee simple transferred the
property to Roger Williams University
as an entity, for a consideration of
one dollar; thus divorcing itself from
the Institution save as provided In
the deed for its protection as its in
terest may appear in case of dissolu
tion. Under no other condition did
we expect, could we expect, or do we
now expect the Home Mission Society
to put out the money placed into
their hands as Trustees.
The following is the deed of trans
fer from the Home Mission Society to
Roger Williams University:
This instrument witnesseth as fol
lows: Whereas, The property hereinafter
described has been purchased by the
American Baptist Home Mission So
ciety and The Baptist Missionary and
Educational Convention of Tennessee,
for the sum TEN THOUSAND ($10.
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I' 1 ' - '." ilt - .
c ' - )
. DR. C. II. CLARK, D. D.,
t en. Supt. Mt. O.ive Sunday School.
000) dollars, each of said organization
h.rn - , J - . ft
"""s paiu one-nair or kivb THOU
SAN ($5,000) DOLLARS of the pur-
cuase price said property and,
Whereas, Said property was mir-
chased by said organization for the
purpose of establishing and conduct-
ing on satd premises a school, college
or university for Negro education
under the auspices of said Baptist
Missionary and Educational Conven -
tion of Tennessee, which organiza
tion is the State Convention or Asso -
elation of the Negro Baptist Churches'
of the State of Tennessee; And,
Whereas, Said organibation in order
to carry out the purposes above men
tioned desire to transfer said pro
perty to Roger Williams University,
a corporation chartered under the laws
of the State of Tennessee, for the ben
efit of which institution said property
was purchased by said organization,
Whereas. For the convenience and
purposes of the' parties in interest, the
title to said property was taken in tTie
name of The American Baptist Home!
Mission Society, a corporation charter -
ed under the, laws of the State of
New York, having its home office in
the City of New York In said . State ;
iNow therefore, in consideration of
the foregoing and of ONE (1.00) DOlr
LAR, cash in. hand paid, the receipt
of which is acknowledged. The Ameri
can Baptist Home Mission Society,
hereby transfers and conveys to Roger
Williams University subject to the
conditions hereinafter mentioned, cer
tain porperty in Davidson County,
State of Tennessee, described as fol
lows: -' ' .
Beginning in the centy of the
White's Creek Pike, the N. E. corner ot
said lpt No. 1, running thence south
42 degrees W207 poles to the Cum
berland River,, the fi. E. 'corner of
said lot; thence running with the
meanderlnirs of said river N. 62 de
grees W. 30 poles; thence N. (W 1-2
degrees W. 8.4 poles to the corner of
lots 'Nos 1 and 2 of said plan; thence
with a line bewteen lot 1 and 2 N
69 degrees E. 64 poles to the center
of the said White's Creek Turnpike;
thence with the center of said pike in
a southeasterly direction 43 poles to
the beginning, containing about Ii2
acreas of land, being the same proper
ty conveyed to T. M. Hart by deed of
C. B Vance and wife Lida B. Vance,
recorded in Book No. 350, page 153.
R. O. D. C, Tennessee, and also being
the same property conveyed to the
American Baptist Home Mission So
ciety iby deed of of J. O. Kirkipatrick
and Sons, dated January 28th 1908;
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD said
property to said Roger Williams. Uni
versity and its successors and assigns,
'forever. This conveyance however, is
IN 1 VERY BEFIMSG WAT
The Independent Order of Immacu
lates observed Easter Services at St.
Paul, A. M. E. Church, Easter Sunday
at 3 p. m.
Rev. Preston Taylor preached the
annual sermon. The Lodges, Courts
Gems and Knights of Orient turned
out in full regalia. The prosession
was led by Chief Marshal H. Garrett.
The famous I. O. I. Band headed the
procession from the I. O. I. Hall to
St. Paul A. M. E. Church, and dis
coursed excellent and appropriate
music In line of march, and at the
church during the services, assisted
by the St. Paul Choir. The choir ren
dered anthems, solos, and songs ap
proprlate for the occasion. E. L. Kin-
zer a brillian young man, and member
of St. Paul Church and Of the Whit
field Prrixressive Lodge No. 477, I. O.
I., conducted the program and exer
cises in a masterful dignified manner.
Captain C. A. Starks, the popular
commander of the Knights of Orient,
iwas in command of his well drilled
n.mr.nmr C R TnnAir I .1... ......
vwm l'niij . o, iujicj, uuugc ueiuilj
and chairman I. O. I. Union and Siim-
merfield Brown, Supreme Permanent
Scribe and Grand Chaplain, officiated
around the sacred Emblem. The
i cl as9 'a9 crowned by S. P. Toney.
M8- S. J. Carter -acted as Spy for the
j Courts. The Queens of the various
I Courts were seated in front of the
; rostrum clad in beautiful robes. At
tne Grand Session .at Chattanooga,
' last Jul', State Grand faster, J- W.
Whitfield, recommended the election
or a Most orthy Grand Queen in
honor for Meritorious services rend
ered to the order by the Queen Esther
Courts of Tennessee. This office was
created and Mrs. Rebecca Lester was
elected. She was sealed in the pul
pit dressed in purple robe, golden
crown and scepter. Other Grand Of
ficers seated on rostrum were Dr. J.
W. Whitfield, State Grand Master, Dr.
J. B. -Singleton, Endowment Secretary
Treasurer. D. J. A. Lester, Grand
Medical Register, and Mr. Lowerv.
Suprell'e Representative and others.
1 Tne Easter Chaplains were, G. A,
Ezeli and Mrs. Hattie Bender.
Ushers: Frank Jordan, Sam Polk
and Roy Davis.
Rev. Preston Taylor preached an
eloquent sermon forcefully portray
ing and graphically depicting the life,
death, burial and resurrection of our
Saviour Lord and Master. He declar
ed that the Immaculate Order is a
credit to the ability and genius- of the
race, and that race pride should make
it spread out in this city and state.
A liberal collection was taken, after
which the Grand Master made com
plimentary remarks ind Introduced a
new department known as Emergency
Bureau to aid old and riisab'ed Im
maculates who are unable to keep
themselves financial in the order.
This feature was adopted by the
Grand lodge on recommendation of
the Grand Master, ,T. W. Wfhitfield.
Tills Announcement was greeted with
Benediction, by' Rev. Stevens of
Clark Memorial M, E. Church.
subject to the following conditions:
(1) Said property shall never bo
mortagaged except iwlth the consent
of the American Baptist Home Mis
sion Society. (2) In the event said pro
perty shall cease to be used for the
purpose of Negro education under the
auspices and control of the Baptist
Missionary and Educational Conven
tion of Tennessee, then in. that event
an interest In said property shall re
vert to The American Baptist Homt
Mission Society,- which interest shall
whole property as the total amount
that shall have been paid at such time
by The American Baptist Home Mis
sion Society for the purchase and im
provement of said property, shall bear
to the total sum which shall at that
date have been expended for the pur
chase and improvement of said pro
perty from all sources.
In witness whereof, The American
Baptist Home Mission Society ' has
caused its corporate name to be sign
ed hereto and its corporate seal to
be hereto affixed by its Correspond
ing Secretary and Its Treasurer, at its
office in the City of New York this
4th day of March 1908.
THE AMIERICAN BAPTIST HOME
By Henry L. Morehouse, Corres
FRANK T. MOULTON,
STATE OF NEW YORK CITY AND
COUNTY OF NEW! YORK.
Before me, S. H. Goodacre, a Notary
Public in and for the State and County
aforesaid personally appeared H. l.
Morehouse and F. T. Moulton, with
whom I am personally acquainted, and
who upon their oaths acknowledged
themselves to be the Corresponding
Secretary and Treasurer, respective
ly. of the American Baptist Home
Mission Society, the within bargainor,
a corporation, and they as such Cor
responding Secretary and Treasurer
respectively, being authorized so to
do executed the foregoing instrument
for the purposes therein contained by
singing the name of the corporation by
themselves as such Corresponding
Secretary and Treasurer, and affixing
the seal of the corporation thereto.
Witness my hand and official seal
at office, in the City and County of
New York, this 19th day of March
S. H. GOODACRE.
Notary Public New York County.
It is alleged that the Convention
paid five thousand (5,000) Dollars or
One half the purchase price of the site
for Roger Williams but in the event of
a dissolution of Roger Williams the
Convention would have no redress.
That the Home Mission Society made
provision to get back what it might
put into the institution, but that no
provision is made for the Convention
to get back what it puts in.
The Convention's interest has been
provided for in By-laws that were
agreed upon and adopted by both
the Board of Trustees and the Con
vention. ) We quote here only Article 2, 11
and 12 which touch the question at
The Board of Trustees shall be
elected by the Executive Board of
the Baptist Missionary and Educa
tional Convention of Tennessee. Of
the iBoard first so elected, five shall
be elected for three years; five for two
years; and five for one year. The
said Executive Board hereafter elect
annually five members of the Board
of Trustees, who hold office for three,
years in place of those whose terms
of office expire. Those retiring from
office shall be eligible for re-election.
The said Executive Board shall also
elect persons to fill vacancies in the
Board of Trustees caused by death,
resignation or othemvise.
AH lands, tenements, possessions
and property, real and personal, and
all invested funds for endowment or
other purposes, belonging to Roger
Williams University, and all gifts, de
vises and bequeaths made theroio,
shall be held In trust by the Board
of Trustees ifor the Negro Baptist de
nomination of Tennessee which if and
shall be legally represented by the
Baptist Missionary and Educational
Convention of Tennessee.
The Board of Trustees shall not sell,
mortgage or otherwise dispose of
any lands, tenements or other pro
perty, or any Invested funds, gifts,
devices or bequeaths, without the con
sent and authority of the Baptist Mis
sionary and Educational Convention of
Tennessee; such consent and author
ty must be given by the vote of the
Convention at a regular annual meet
Ing, notice of which and of the mat
ter to he voted upon must he pub
lished in the leading Negro Baptist
papers oi lennessee one monin neiore
action is taken; nnd a copy of such
vote certified to by the President nnd :
Secretary of the Convention must be j
entered upon the record of the Board I
of Trustees before the consent and )
authority can be legally acted upon."
It is evident therefore that by tliia
the Board of Trustees
r areementtUe s. bWt
r H-reHintMn in ue Buu.il . io ui
behests of the Tennessee Baptist Mis
sionary nnd Educational Convention.
The Board of Trustees hereby
waived its right to self-pernetuatlon.
and- the minutes of the Tennessee
Missionary and Bliication Convention
for each year will show' that the pew
members of the Board of Trustees
have been elected In the manner
aforesaid by the Convention through
Its Executive Board.
Thig agreement nnd relation be
tween the- Board of Trustees, and the
Convention has been understood, and .
has operated without the least friction.
There has been no effort on the part
of the Board to perpetuate itself. The
Boprd has made recommendations to
the Convention for those who have
Rerved their offices well and for ap
pointments to fill vacancies, with no
iden of se'f-per.petuation, but. becausb
it known those whose connection with
the Board would best serve the In
terest of the Convention and the in
stitution. The Board has ' tecognized that
strained relationships .might come be
tween the Convention and the Board
of Trustees, and that the Board of
Trustees under such might attempt to
"We hold these truths to be self
evident, that all men are created
equal; that they are endowed by their
Creator with certain unalienab'e
rights; that among these, are life,
liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
MT. OLIVE BAPT. SUNDAY
SCHOOL RALLY A SUCCESS
AMOUNT RAISED EIGHTY
MISS KATIE A. BOYD, LEADER OF MEXICAN ARMY
set up its Charter right, even in the
face of custom and long usage be -
.., o i ,., i 1 1 u . ,
"""""ft a ian auu Miliums, auu ucut-c ,
the answer to Mr. Harding's question
Why are bo many of the present
TriwleM nf Hnwr William ITnlvor. i
sltv on the Charter of this nnw
vention, the Baptist Mlissionary anu j
Educational Convention?" 'Tis true
-that the moving spirits oi the Trustee
Board of Roger Williams University
are also prominently connected -with
the Tennessee Baptist Missionary an.d
Educational Convention, and as mem-.
bers of the Board of Trustees, In
order that they may pass to genera-
tions yet unborn an heritage not blight
ed with selfishness; and heritage
wnicnm snau not ne Dioueci wunia
even one spot of personal gain at the, ln
expense ui me uuiiuiuinuuuii- an Heri
tage with noble sacrifice with not a
tinge of dishonesty; and in order that
the Tennessee Baptist Missionary and
Educational Convention with its con
stituency of 190.00U might be at ease,
in order to forever set at rest the fran
tic efforts and feighed doubts of con
trivers and evil designers, yea, in
order that the Tennessee Baptist
iMisionary and Educational Conven
tion may never become the victims of
a breach of trust on the part of this
creature nnd be plunged Into a lung
strung out lawsuit to come into pos
session of its own, the Board of Trus
tees of Roeer Williams University
' recommended to the Convention to
become legally Chartered so that its
power to own property might not be
This was done nnd the Trustees of
Roger Williams University made le
gal and forever binding their agree
ment by the following Conveyance:-
Whereas, The Board of Trustees oi
Directors of Roger Williams Univer
sity in order to Induce the financial
aid and support of the Baptist Mis
sionary and Kducat'onal Convent Inn
of Tennesse, did on October 2G, 1907,
adopt by-laws declaring that all lands,
tenements, possessions, and property,
real and personal, and all invested
funds for endowments or other pur
poses, belonging to Roger Williams
University and all gifts, devises and
bequests made thereto should be held
in trust for said Baptist Missionary
and Educational Convention of Ten
nessee and further provided that' fio
property Bhould be solj, mortgaged or
otherwise disposed of without the con
sent of said Baptist Missionary and
Educational Convention and,
Whereas, Prior and pursuant to
said declaration in said by-laws
Baptist Missionary and Educational I lle'en Dunson on the Mexican side
Convention of Tennessee paid one-half 'f.nd 1 ttlo Robert Polk and Mary 1).
the purchase price of the .property j Wade on the American side,
hereinafter described and has from Sunday morning dawned bright
time to time contributed to the Im- nnd leautil'iil. The decorating com
provement and equipment of said ! mittce with Mrs. II. A. Boyd as
property and to its funds, and, chairman had beautilld the Sundny
Whereas, said Roger Williams has i school room and lilacs, ferns, Hags,
not executed anv conveyance or other hyacinths and the National co'ors
Instrument declaring the rights of greeted the members and visitors
said RapHst Missionary and Edu-"lon their n nival, Master George
cational Convention except as de- Gore nnd Mrs. Editli Smith wUU
dared in said bv-laws, but wishes now American flags in their hands wel-
n,i onv iiieniito nv-ur tlio i-l!rht of I coined cevry one at tin, door.
NOW, Then, ore in cons deration
of One ($1.00) Dollar and of the , AnWi(.as rK.s S,JJ renort.
premises aforesaid, and in f"""', lln(, Miss Rucker $1.. making
SKierauon oi cub iuiu.ui !i
said Bantist Missionary and Wdu-
cational Convention to aid annually -and
regularly Roger Williams Uni-
in conducting, .supporting anu
an Institution of learnin
i . nrmrt herein
'"i iv6im,a , i"-!-";
(Continued on page 8.)
MR. G. P. BAKER,
Supt. Mt. Olive Sunday School.
J sln the erdtling 0f the
1 . . . ...
ischool of the Mu Olive
f - hun - h n Cedar street of wltito.
tlle Hev- c- " cl:irk- lx l)- ls, the
Pastor, the School llUS impiWed In
The wliool now has a
Superintendent, a Superin
ami tour Superintendents of Depart
ments. During the last Teacher
1'(. lt InlT nAimlAR T It I All Til I 11 llAf1
. W T.t: . , H-n-rt.
1 '1 IIIC VOW 111 IlllltlllVII OU'I". MVUH ,
nient of the service and Mt. Olive
now lias a corps ot teucner3 luuy
qualified to fill their places.
Uniler the direction ot tliu Genera:
Superintendent, Dr. C. II. Clark, and
the Superintendent, Mr. G. P. Haker
ralh, wa, Ves.m three wcpk a
Sumlav gerlool department,
which culminated Sunday. Sunday
MISS KATII3 A. BOYD,
Mexican General, Reported
Icing Cio-to-Siiiulay-Scliool Day all
over the i'nited States, the auditon-t-in
derail filling at j:'.'a o'clock and
iioin that time till dismission a
steady stream of people arrived. To
make the ociasinn a novelty, differ
ent, from just, un ordinary Sunday
school' rally, the superintendent di
vided the school into two factions,
tie American and Mexican armies.
Mis W Ha Mac Rucker who com
immdor ln-chieV ot the American side
and Miss Kalib A. Boyd had diarge
of the Mexican army. Mrs. Genio
Patterson was captain of the Mexi
(an army and Mrs. IHmylass served
in the same capacity on the Ameri
can. Earli arniv had i! mascots in
the nersons of little G. 1. Baker nnd
; rtiivr an iini'icsuni; prnmrum iue
lltf-nn- u-ptt rnnlitni' nnil it ilnvptonnil
,,.,, nf .,,, imnindlntnlv nftor
tho nnnouncenients of the results tho
elfort? nf these two young ladies, Miss
TI,i-l ivn r-rnu-tiol mtnim ikt I'isttti
1V,0 Slm(,ily K(,hm wns (li;m,:ssed
. f t,,p S(.,M)0, WM
. . . .. ...,,
tanen oy i.uv isroineis.
Every department of the church is
takinrr on new life. The erent Suti-
'.-v School Congress will convene
with us this year and everv organiza
tion .-In the 'church is determined that
ho'u-pr of tho old historic struc
hire shnU not trail in the dust. One
hp isth. 10th nnil 2,,,li of April the
Indies' MiEo'nnry Society of the
iliorch will .g've a bainnr which wili
'e a success from present Indications
'n ovn'T wnv. The voting people un
iVr the tntclaee and supervision of
''vi. H. A. ll'iyd have excellent pro
L'rntns planned for two nights. The
Roy Cadets are planning to give ono
Hfrht a drnrr.ntied version of Long
fellow's "Bulld'ng of the Ship." The
choir Is planning to start to work
on some special music in the immedi
It has been surelv a treat to have
General Secretary Caldwell, of Allen
C. E. work In attendance at the re
cent conforences and some 1 of the
churches. This ought to be a help in
inspiration and new Ideas for work',
enough help to last the loyal Allen
Leaguers many months of activity in