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The Presbyterian of the South : [combining the] Southwestern Presbyterian, Central Presbyterian, Southern Presbyterian. [volume] (Atlanta, Ga.) 1909-1931, August 01, 1917, Image 12

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each of the ministers of the other
local churches, for Miss Stribling hav
ing grown up in the community, is
known and loved by all. Mr. J. W.
Todd, of the Seneca church, spoke of
the interest the neighboring Presby
terian churches have and promised
that they would not forget to follow
the missionary with their prayers. In
all this there was hardly one note of
sadness, rather there was rejoicing,
that this young woman, so well pre
pared, should offer her life for this
service. We do, indeed, hope that a
lasting impression has been made
upon the minds and hearts of the
many young people present, and that
some of them will follow.
W. H. Mills.
TEXAS.
Presbytery of Central Texas will
meet in the Chilton Presbyterian
church Tuesday, September IS, 1917,
at 8 P. M. Blanks for narratives will
be furnished in due time.
M. C. Hutton, Stated Clerk.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS.
Dr. A. R. Shaw, from Natchez,
Miss., to Davidson, N. C.
PERSONAL..
Dr. J. W. Bradley and family and
Miss Nellie Sprunt, of our missionary
force in China, are on their way to
this country on furlough and should
land in Vancouver in a few days.
THAT LIBERTY LOAN OF YOURS.
By Mildred Welsh.
It was a little story of real human
interest that the reporter of the New
York Times happened on the other
day. He was "covering" the trial of
two notorious anarchists. "May it
please, your honor," said the United
States assistant district attorney, "we
have with us the father of John Cal
houn Allen, the young man brought
before you some weeks ago for re
fusing to register." Tall, straight,
John Allen, fresh from the Kentucky
hills, stepped forward. Blue, collar
less shirt, corduroy trousers, loose
hanging coat, heavy boots, wide hat,
six feet two inches a man, he looked
the judge in the eyes and began.
"I started to write an answer to
your letter, judge," he began, "then
I thought I'd better come and Bee
what was the matter with this boy of
mine. I've got fl*re boys and this one's
the oldest. The two next is in the
army, though they ain't twenty-one
yet, and the two youngest is going as
soon as they are old enough. Judge,
if you will let me take that con of
mine back with me, I'll see that he
comes to time when his country call*.
There ain't going to be no quitters in
the Allen family."
"I have the utmost confidence in
you," said the judge, "and I shall re
lease your son in your custody, confi
dent that you will see to it that be
obeys the law and registers."
"He'll register all right, judge,"
and his clear eyes flashed. Then he
added simply: "If I had a thousand -
sons and my country needed them, my
country would get every one of 'em."
Meantime the young fellow had
been brought into the marshal's office.
"Son," said the old man, with his
hand on the boy's shoulder, "don't
you know you don't come from no such
stock as these slackers and quttterB
or whatever else you call such cattle?
No, you ain't crazy. Our folks don't
go crazy. You're going to register,
and you're going t? fight if your coun
try calls you. Because if you don't,"
under the soft drawl of the moun
taineer ran cold Bteel, "when I get you
back home, I'll take you to the square
and shoot you myself before all the
folks."
The tears sprang to the boy's eyes.
"I'll register and I'll tight, too," he
said. "Of course, you will," replied
his father, because if you didn't you
wouldn't be my son."
Speaking of it afterwards, the judge
said, "That old fellow is ono of the
kind that makes the country great.
He is a real American."
Yes, of course, you already under
stand about that Liberty Loan of
yours. All you are waiting for is to
find out exactly where to lend it.
A good many miles from every
where in Floyd County, Va? by ox
team, horseback, old lumbering hack,
or plucky little Ford, but not by rail,
there are two mountain schools ?
training camps, if you please.
One of them is down among the hol
lows, where Shooting Creek runs be
tween the hills. The other, if you go
over the mountain down Runnit Bay
and across Bumble Bee Flat is nine
or ten miles away, quite on the top
of a "heaven kissing hill."
There through these summer days,
volunteer teachers are training (with
out pay) the children of the hills.
Doing their bit, you see. for God and
country. And that, yes, you have
guessed it, is what you Liberty Loan
is for ? to keep these schools going.
For you realize quite clearly that in
the great hour coming on, your coun
try is going to need every one of
these boys and girls, real Americans,
in whose veins runs no pale drop of
slacker blood, to make that Liberty
Loan of yours, a loan on your interest
will be 100 per cent.
What a vision! America's re
serves ? held back among the moun
tains for the hour of her need.
Trained, disciplined, prepared, her
own sons and daughters come, clean,
strong, unafraid, ready In the hour
when God and their country call.
Contributions for this cause should
be marked "Volunteer Teachers'
Fund" and sent to Rev. D. J. Woods,
treasurer, Blacksburg, Va.
CONFERENCE ON CHRISTIAN LIFE
AND DOCTRINE.
This recent conference at Montreat,
known by a name suggestive of ab
truse and abstract thought, has been
one of the most helpful and attractive
of the entire series. The chief
speakers were Dr. Neil L. Anderson,
acting president of the Theological
Seminary in Austin, Texas, and Dr.
Thornton Whaling president of the
Theological Seminary at Columbia,
S. C.
The task assigned Dr. Whaling was
the discussion of the fundamental
doctrines of our Church, which we are
all supposed to believe to begin with
and which we usually tie up in brown
paper and deposit neatly out of sight
on the top shelves of our mental book
case. The tremendous solemnity and
energy with which* Dr. Whaling
handled these great doctrines, the in
tense interest of his audiences and the
realization of the import of such vital
truths go a long way towards proving
that modern conditions of thought
have not robbed "doctrinal preaching"
of its power.
After this feast of doctrine the au
dience heard a series of strong ad
dresses on practical Christian living
and aggressive soul winning by Dr.
Neil Anderson. This excellent course
of study was most suggestive in show
ing workers how to put their doctrines
Into practice.
Each evening Mr. Norman A. Bald
win, of Greensboro, N. C., gave enter
taining lectures on the stereopticon
Bliden made from photographs taken
by himself in his twenty years' travel
in the Orient. The music, in charge
of Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Morton, has
been a beautiful feature of the daily
programs of the week.
The thousands of visitors and cot
tage dwellers at Montreat feel that
they are indeed having a feast of good
things, and the young people are
simply having the time of their lives
with the sports incidental to lako and
-mouutain regions.
SUNDAY-SCHOOLS AT MONTREAT.
By Mamie Bays.
During the past year Sunday
school work in the Southern Presby
terian Church made rapid strides for
ward, in every department, and this
fact will add to the interest of the
Sunday-school conference to be held
at Montreat, N. C., July 20th, to Au
gust 5th, under the direction of the
Sunday-school Department of this
church.
There has been an increase In mem
bership of 14,000 in the Sunday
schools of Southern Presbyterianism
the past year, bringing the total Sun
day-school enrollment to 340,000,
which is an enrollment lacking less
than 20,000 of being equal to the
entire membership of the Church.
The General Assembly of this Church
includes in its territory the sixteen
Southern States and in these States
are 3,500 Presbyterian Sunday
schools. More than 3,000 of the
teachers in these Sunday-schools are
taking regular courses in teacher
training, in order to equip them
selves to do the most effective work
as teachers. The importance of sys
tematic and thorough courses in
teacher training will be strongly em
phasized on the program of the Mon
treat conference.
Another fact of special Interest in
connection with the Sunday-school
work of this church is the emphasis
placed upon the extension phase of
the same, and to this end thirty-two
field workers are devoting their entire
time in fourteen States of the Assem
bly, their support being provided en
tirely by the Sunday-school depart
ment of the church.
The crowning feature of the ac
complishment of the Sunday-school is
evangelistic and of special Interest In
this connection is the fact that of the
35,813 members added to the South
ern Presbyterian Church the past
year, fifty-five per cent of this num
ber came from the Sunday-school.
The fact that one entire week at
Montreat this summer is to be de
voted to the consideration of Sunday
school work is but one evidence of
the increase of Interest In this par
ticular work of the Church. During
this conference many of the speakers
who will be heard are recognized as
authority on the Sunday-sc'hool work
of the Church, and others are of na
tional reputation in this regard. Much
that will be done durng ths confer
ence will emphasize the reecnt striking
utterance of Rev. Eugene C. Caldwell,
of Union Theological Seminary, Rich
mond, that "whether America stays
Christian depends on the Sunday
school" and "Save the children of to
day if you would save the Church and
nation of tomorrow." The fact will
be emphasized during this conference
that "the church of tomorrow walks
in the boys and girls of today."
CHRISTIAN WORKERH' CONFER
ENCE, AT JACKSON, KY.
By William T. McElroy.
A Sunday-school Institute and
Christian Workers* Conference for the
Presbytery of West Lexington was
held at Jackson, Ky., July 10th to
16th. The conference was attended
by two hundrod and forty delegates
and speakers from outsido Jackson,
while the Presbyterians of the town
attended in largo numbers, especially
at the night services. Tho unanimous
testimony of all who attended was
that it was tho best conference of the
kind ever held in tho Presbytery.
Tho conference opened on tho even
ing of July 10th with an inspiring ad
dress by Rev. William A. Cianfiold,
D. D., president of Centre College,
Danvillo, Ky., on tho subject. The
Challenge of To-day to Church and
State." Addresses of wolcome were
made by local speakers, and were re
sponded to by Mr. Thomas B. Talbot, -
Superintendent of Homo Missions of
West Lexington Presbytery, to whose
untiring efforts the conference was
principally due.
Tho later sessions of the conference
were devoted to the discussion on the
several days of various features of the
work of the Presbytery. Wednesday
was "Mountain Workers' Day," prac
tically all of tho speakers being the
men and women engaged in the Home
Mission work of the Presbytery, Synod
and General Assembly In the moun
tain territory of West Lexington Pres
bytery.
Thursday was "Woman's Day,"
when the sessions were presided
over by Miss Graddy Hunter, Of
Versailles, and several addresses were
made by women who are engaged in
Sunday-school, educational and social
betterment work in the mountain
sections.
Friday and Saturday were devoted
to the discussion of the work of the
Sunday-school, Mr. W. K. Massie, of
the First church, Lexington, presiding
on the first day, and Mr. Talbot the
second day. The last day of the con
ference, Sunday, was devoted to the
holding of a model Sunday-school and
Young People's Society by visiting
delegates, and to the dedication of
the beautiful new Guerrant Memorial
Presbyterian church at Jackson. At
this dedication service the sermon was
preached by Rev. Edwin Muller, D. D.,
pastor of the First Presbyterian
church, Lexington, and an address
was made by Rev. H. L. Cockerham,
of Troy, Ky., on "What This Church
Mfcy Mean to the Mountains."
Three years ago the Presbyterian
church here was destroyed by Are and
a year later the cornerstone of the
new church was laid by Dr. E. O.
Housekeei>er Wanted ? Lady capa
ble of taking entire control of dining
room, kitchen and pantry. Address
Superintendent Petersburg Hospital,
Petersburg, Va.
Wanted ? A teacher in a private home
at Mill Gap, Highland County, Vir
ginia. It is desired that she be able
to teach music and tho free school
branches as far as the eighth grade.
Number of pupils, three. Salary, *20
per month, board and washing. Ad
dress H. F. Herold, Mill Gap, Va.
JAMES SPRUNT INSTITUTE.
A Preparatory School for QJrls.
High standard, thoroughly Chris
tian, classical, cultured and practical.
"Cheaper than living at home."
Next session begins September 6th.
For catalog, etc., address
W. F. Ilolllngsworth, Pres.
Kenonsville, N. C.
SuAuner Resort, Lewlsburg, W. Va.,
2,300 feet above sea level. Invigo
rating climate, beautiful mountain
scenery. A delightful Presbyterian
community. Bible conference July
29-August 12. Board at reasonable
rates at Lewlsburg Seminary from
July 16 to August 31. For informa
tion address the 'President, Lewls
burg Semlnury, Box 76.

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