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Summer Reading Price 65c per Volume. Postpaid Winning of Barbara Worth. Wright. Penrod. Tarkington. Eyes of t lie World. Wright. History of Mr. Polly. H. G. Wells. John Barleycorn. Jack London. 'IMie Turmoil. Tarkington. Twenty-fourth of June. Richmond. Little Sir Galahad. Gray. Bambi. Cooke K. Rlnehart. Valley of the Moon. London. White Fang. Jack London. Order front Presbyterian Committee of Publication Richmond, Va., Texarkana, Ark. -Texas effected at this price we will be able to return the $10,000 invested in the Home aiul School by the Female Or phans' Asylum of Fredericksburg, and turn into the work of Ministerial Re lief $2,707.74 to be used in assisting the dependent families of our deceased ministers and missionaries. Because three homes of Christian refinement were open to the children of our deceased ministers and mission aries, where they would be welcomed into the affection and the wealth and the property of bereaved parents, the committee has made a diligent search to find boys and girls of our ministers' and missionaries' families who were without suitable homes. Our efforts have been in vain. ' This seems to be further evidence that the Church was not justified in the large expenditure of funds needed to conduct a home and school for this restricted class of youth. We would also record the fact that while we were disposing of the prop erty at Fredericksburg the Southern Baptist church was disposing of its holdings that were being used in a work very similar to that of the Home and School. Complying with the directions of the General Assembly we have now closed the accounts formerly carried under the head of The Assembly's Home and School, and all of the wid ows and orphans who were the bene ficiaries of that fund are now being cared for from the funds of Ministe rial Relief. V? Schools and Colleges. Your committee desires to report that they have done everything in their power within the past year to carry out the complete program which was suggested to the last General As sembly, and received such cordial en dorsement. We are still of the opinion that no subject before the American people today is of more vital importance than that of Christian education. It is fun damental to the growth and progress of the Church of Christ, and to the peace and prosperity of the world. We earnestly hope that the General Assembly this year will make a loud call to individuals to provide your committee with a larger amount of funds for the prosecution of this work. During the past year we have sent out thousands of. pages of literature, have secured well prepared articles for the Church papers and the Missionary Survey, and for many weeks have run full page advertisements in the Chris tian Observer, The Presbyterian of the South, The Presbyterian Standard and The Presbyterian Journal. We have frequently called upon the members of the Advisory Committee on Education, who have been nomi nated by the Synods and elected by the General Assembly to consult with us concerning our system of educa tion, for advice and assistance. We have learned from these men and from the official records of the Synods that our schools and colleges are facing the most serious crisos of their existence. The time has come when all educational institutions are forced to conform to the recognized standards recommended by various agencies and generally accepted by thfl?wnrir8 a?d f" partIes Interested in the work of education. th?, ?y of colleges of our Church . t throughout the past have ren sfaTe inK,"aliSfrvIce to the Church and r 1 J ? V Gaining and developing men for high spiritual leadership, are now must Ta^T "or"- Their protMMr" must ha>e larger salaries, their build ings and equipment must be enlarged mee<tWthfniviUn?d8 must be created to meet the ever increasing cost of the work of education. Dr. J. Campbell White, formerly i missionary to India, later the organ izer and director of the Laymen's Mis of?nthry r ?Jement' and now president bar L h 66 ,?f Wooster, declares chriJl , taken up the work of Christian education because lie be f r:M'a",best serve the interest of God s kingdom there. He says: V\e are willing to resi our whole ?"se ?? the vital contribution wElch makp tlffh made an<1 Promises to of Christ expansion of the kingdom fr ''Vf,Jy "jesting i? colleger that are Chrl^i . Positively and completely C hristian, the Church can produce competent leaders in adequate num geSity,hadH?UbtfUliWhether human in genuity has ever devised a more sin IroninVThi10;! ?f and con world!^ thought and lire of the thMSj cannot afford to ucglect / g grounds that are send ng forth from 85 to 90 per coat of her leadership. We dare not turn over wholly to those over whom we have no control the training of our peHUof ,(ihPighHerS at the f?r|native periou of their lives, as thev besin in the college for the first time, the study of many of the. subjects that so pro foundly affect their faith and charac Tl.c Importance and Urgency Kmpha siited, th ut?tl comni'ttee is fully convinced ?>n .1 1W, ma,ters are of more import ance right now than careful and prav worUi ErZSn ?f the e^icat?onai m it ted. ?Ur Church com th^nn(|Lrfh|? g/"eatu denominations of ine United States have been broutht face to face vJith the fact that ?hev M,r? M,Se a",d build ?r in the near fu ture they will be compelled to surren ot ll-eir institutions That bought even at the coat of In the paBt ,he ""th,ul <*?>""? ,, 'Jr'"1 ,thl" veer, the (our hun dredth aniversary of the Protestant Reformation, which commemS! on th? i"g ?f#thu ninety-five Theses on the door of the Castle church at Wittenberg by Martin Luther, and the lilhf8 mai*?d *>y t?>e elevation of fJith If HS the infallible rule of faith and practice and by the great educational work of Martin Luther John Knox, John Calvin and the other leaders associated with them the Pro testant denominations are making nJj?nMOUiS effort8 to m?re firmly estab psi erknvtn ?'8 !Uld co,,eses and in eac?, college" <'""r of I),ble The folowing amounts are now be ing sought for Christian Education hrough well directed campaigns b? Church mSi Cl*Urch??: Presbyterian mooo' 000 ' plsc*w' '(North0)1, has already been secured ; Vhe^aVti^t Church (South). SIO.QOO.OOO; the Disciples or Christ, $3,500,000 a larpe Part of which has already been Be IsToi o7)0? Ban'f Churoh (North), SlVio'nnn' m ln'ted Presbyterian, *1,450,000; the Reformed Church or America, $1,250,000, and the Presbv SvnoLC1UrCh (V" S )' in the varioiis Synodical campaigns that are now be irfoSft' nna t7i"K t0 raiso between $5.000 000 and $6,000,000. all ot which is greatly needed. Almost all or these amounts are being sought ror the strengthening and developing ?>r the Christian college. Presbyterian Church Workers in State Schools. 'I he Executive Committee is making arrangements tor a more systematic visitation at all the State universities before eai" tha" has ever attempted In conference with the other de nominations who are interested in thin problem, and in the light or past experience, it has been decided that the ideal rorm or service that can be renderetl by the students in these in stitutions by the Church is the placing or a girted pastor and the proper equipment of a local church. In this way the Christian life of the student may be more completely developed and as he leaves the institution there will not be such a chasm to bridge between the later life of the student and the activities of the Church. Every sixth or eighth boy and girl in the State institutions of higher learning comes from a Presbyterian home. VI. The Student Loan Fund. The total amount of the Student Loan Fund at present is $24,349.50. A total of 66 students reeeived loans during the year, of whom 39 are hoys and 27 girls. Sixty applications were declined on account of lack of funds. The total number of students secur ing loans since the founding of the Loan Fund is 163; 95 of whom are boys and 6 8 girls. Loans are made only to students In our own Presbyterian colleges. The maximum amount is $100 a year for the four years of the college course. As soon as loans are repaid the amount is immediately loaned to an other student of approved ability and character. The Day of Prayer for Colleges. The last General Assembly set the last Sunday in February and the pre ceding week as a day and week of prayer for schools and colleges and for the youth gathered within them. This is a very appropriate season It is the time, or near the time, that has been observed for seventy years by our Church. It is the universal day of prayer selected by the Christian Student organizations of the world. It is the season chosen by the majority of the denominations of our land. In view of the peril of our schools and colleges in the face of such tre mendous financial need; of the stu dents of our land in the midst of so much rationalism and materialism; and of the students of the world in these strenuous days of unrest and cruel war, we suggest that the same season be designated for 1918 and that added emphasis be given to it. The day will be February 23, 1918, and the preceding week, beginning February 18th. Needs of the Executive Committee. The needs of the Executive Commit tee for its work for a yeaj hence are: Education for the Ministry and Mis sion Service, $60,000; Ministerial Re lief, $80,000; Schools and Colleges, not less than $15,000; the Student Loan Fund. $20,000. This makes a total of $175,00. There is urgent need also that the Endowment Fund be increased as speedily as possible to at least* one million dollars, the* mark now set by the General Assembly. For the first time in the history of our committee's work we closed the year with an overdraft. This amounts to about $12-,980.13. This was caused by the failure to carry over from last IMPROVE YOUR PENMANSHIP AND INCREASE YOUR EARNING POWER PENMAN PUNK I .earn to write a business hand during spare time in your own home by using Funk's Practical Penmanship Drills. They contain more than 4,000 square inches of engravings and instructions how to use them. Prepaid anywhere in the U. S. on receipt of $1.00. Now is your opportunity to learn to write a good hand. Remit at once only $1.00 for a set of these fam ous copyright drills used in our Scientific Natural Method course. Address. COLUMBIA BUSINESS COLLEGE Hafterstown, Md. year a balance as usual for the first quarterly payments to beneficiaries, a large increase in the number of our rolls, and a falling ofT of $4,717.15 in gifts to the current funds. We are in need of a liberal response from the Church during this year. Conclusion. The Executive Committee of Chris tian Education and Ministerial Relief is now constituted as follows: James Quarles, Esq.. C. F. Huhlein, Esq., John Stites. Esq., Rev. W. Y. Davis, Rev. J. M. Vander Meulen, D. D., Ben nett H. Young, Esq., W. J. Rubel, Esq., Wade Sheltman, Esq., Q. H. Mourning, Esq., Rev. T. M. Hawes, D. I)., Dr. A. J. A. Alexander, Rev. John T. Thomas, D. D., Brainard Lemon, Esq. All of which is respectfully sub mitted by order of the Executive Com mittee. Henry H. Sweets, Executive Secretary. Two ears and but a single tongue By nature's laws to man belong. The lesson she would teach is clear ? Repeat tut half of what you hear. Mary Baldwin Seminary Established In 1842. Far Young Ladles. Staunton, Va. Term begins September 14, 1916. Located in the beautiful and historic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Un surpassed climate, handsome buildings and modern appointments. Students Fast session from 36 states. Courses: Collegiate (3 years); Preparatory (4 years), accepted by leading col leges. Small classes and thorough work Music, Art and Domestic Sci ence. Modern equipment in all de partments. Send for catalogue. Mariana* P. Hixgine, Principal. 1767 Hampden-Sidney College 1917 "The Ideal Southern College." Thorough work. Healthful location. Christian influences. Hii?h ideals. Choice associations. Expenses moderate. 14 unit entrance requirement. Confers B A., B. S., M. A., B. Lit. New gymnasium. Large athletic fleid. Tennis courts. Running track. Session begins September 12, 1917. For catalogue address PRESIDENT H. TUCKER GRAHAM, D. D., Hampden-Sidney, Va. LUCIA GALE-BARBER School of Rhythm and Correlated Arts A SPECIAL SCHOOL FOR GIRLS OF ALL AGES (The Original School for Rhythmic Training) Day School ? Regular city grades with the addition of Rhythmic Training, French or Spanish, and Handiwork. Specials ? 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The aim is (1) to remove cause of backwardness; (2) discover under* lying native ability j and (3) develop each child's powers for acquiring that means of self-support for which he is best fitted. ALICE C. HINCKLEY, M. A., Director, Randolph 2582. 1604 Lamb Ave., Richmond, Va., Alvista Heights.