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reaching. C. H. Storey, Pastor, CHANGE OF ADDRES8. Rev. II. A. French, from Thomas ville to Statesville, N. C. Kov. M. \V. DoRgftl, I). D., from Clarendon, Ark., to Crawfordsville, Ga. PERSONALS. Rev. J. Mcl>. liiicy, of Hinton, W. Va., has been appointed chaplain in the army. His wife's address will be 7 12 1 II Blair Road, Tacoma Park, D. C. ?lev. W. I*. Hooper, of Mayesville, Ky., nas entered war work with the Y. M. C. A. ASSEMBLY'S TRAINING SCHOOL. The General Assembly's Trairflng School for Lay Workers, 518 Cham nerlayne Avenue, Richmond, Va., will open on Thursday, September 19th, at 4 P. M., with an address by Rev. Wal ter L. Lingle, acting president. The prospects are that there will be a full attendance and that the dormitories will bo taxed to the limit. The train ing school is meeting a widespread need as is shown by the fact that in quiries have been received from seventy-one young people who would like to enter as students if the way were clear. There inquiries have come from thirteen different States. UNION SEMINARY AND THE WAR. To the list of seventy students or recent graduates ol Union Seminary who are either engaged in military services or religious work with the army should bo added the following: Chaplains: R. S. Arrowood, class of 1917; A. G. Harris ('14), and W. McC. Miller, Jr. ('14). Applicants for chaplaincies: S. O. Coxo ('09), and Carl B. Craig ('15). Y. M. C. A. Work: J. A. Christian ('08), Franco; Joseph M. Mooro (*14), Paris, France; R. G. See ('03), Portuguese troops, Paris. Camp Pastor: P. J. Murdoch ('20). Additional facts sent in since the list was published are as ^ollo^ws: J. G. Patton, Jr. ('19), is first lieu tenant 122nd Infantry, Company K, Camp Wheeler, Macon, Ga.; First Lieutenant William Wilson Morton ('13), is chaplain of the 322nd In fantry, American Expeditionary Forces; First Lieutenant J. J. Mur ray ('13), is chaplain at Camp Fre mont, Cal.; E. C' Murray, Jr. ('19), is sergeant Company C, 105th En gineers, American Expeditionary Forces; Rev. E. R. Leyburn, D. D. ('93), is at Y. M. C. A. Building 97, Camp Wadsworth, Spartanburg, S. C. DR. SMTTH AND MISSIONARIES SAIL. Vancouver, British Columbia, ; August 14, 1918. After six days of travel, our party, composed of Rev. and Mrs. L. B. Tate, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Allison, with little Miss Nell Sprunt Allison, Miss Mildred Watkins, Miss Nellie Sprunt, Miss Sarah Hansell, Miss Claudia Brown and myself, arrived here this morning without having missed a con nection or even once fallen behind schedule time. Waiting here to sail with us to morrow on the "Empress of Japan" we found Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Bradley, with their three children. Rev. and Mrs. H. Maxey Smith, with their four children, and Dr. and Mrs. J. B. Pat terson, with their four. Mrs. W. B. Harrison and her daughter will sail with us also, if her passport arrives in time. If these new members of the party are equal to those that traveled with us across the continent, and I doubt not they ate, then a more excellent and delightful company I am sure no secretary ever sailed with. I am tempted to quote Tennyson's "One equal temper of heroic hearts," etc., but I forbear. My chief fear is that I shall not be able to live up to my surroundings. We broke our continental trip by spending Sunday at Winnipeg, Can ada, a new and up-to-date city of 200, 000, said to be the greatest wheat market in the world and to have the two largest train yards in the world. Of course, it's incredible for a pa triotic American that any biggest-on earth thing should be found outside the United States, but I'm only telling what the Winnipeggers told me. It took me down a peg. Five of us went to Knox Presby terian church in the morning and heard a sermon by Dr. William Pat terson, of Toronto. It was simple, scriptural, vivid, three mighty good things for a sermon to be. But a part of it I lost on account of the lofty Gothic ceiling, which, as in nine cases out of ten, was an architectural triumph but an acoustical tragedy. When will building committees learn that "faith cometh by hearing"? I fell in love with the Canadian Presbyterian Hymn Book, for two reasons. First, through the use of a few "Marks of Expression," unobtrusive ly printed, it indicates to the eye of every singer how every stanza of every hymn should be sung. For example, one of the hymns we sang that morning was a martial one with the last verse a paean of victory. Be cause right before the eye the first two lines of that final four-lined stanza were indicated as to be sung loud and the last two to be sung very loud, the congregation sang it twice as well as it would ordinarily have been sung. Second, every hymn in the book is prefaced with a quotation from Scrip ture in smaller type, a quotation that embodies and clinches the central thought of the hymn. The selections have been made with a felicity and insight that reminded me continually of Spurgeon and old Matthew Henry, and that illuminated with fresh mean ing and beauty hymns with whose content I had long thought myself familiar. Musically it was the most helpful hymn book I ever saw, and spiritually the most suggestive and refreshing. Good-bye! When this reaches you we shall be in the middle of the North Pacific, but not less securely in His hands, for "the sea is fais and He made It." Egbert W. Smith. THE SALARY OF OUR MINISTERS. By Rev. Henry H. Sweets, D. D., Secretary. The following resolution was unani mously adopted by the General As sembly In May, 1918: "Whereas, the salaries of our min isters are, as a rule, inadequate for their support, on account of the great increase in the costs of the necessaries of life, bringing on a condition whicn threatens the increased efficiency and future supply of ministers, we recom mend: "1. That all of the Presbyteries be directed to consider at once practical means of increasing the salaries or the ministers. "2. That the Presbyterial Commit tee of Christian Education and Min isterial Relief arrange before the next meeting of Presbytery, if possible, for deputations of laymen to visit the churches In the Presbytery, and con fer with, advise and assist the church officers in the matter of increase of salaries. "3. That the Executive Committee of Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, which has already done so much in this direction, be directed to supervise and further the adoption and putting into operation plans in all the Presbyteries, to remedy the acute situation facing the whole Church relative to the adequate sup port of the ministry." Careful investigation made by the Assembly's Executive Committee con vinces us that no problem now before the Church is more insistent for im mediate solution than this. The salaries of many of our minis ters have not been increased for ten or fifteen years. It is needless to add that many articles of clothing and food have Increased from 50 to 200 per cent. Many of our ministers have borrowed to the limit on their meagre life insurance policies and some have been forced to give up further pay ments on the same. There is no doubt that many of our ministers are now seriously handi capped because of Increasing debts that are piling up against them. Many of the ministers who are receiving larger saiarios are also seriously effected because the demands upon them and the expense of living in the communities in which they work are exceedingly great. We earnestly urge all the sessions and boards of deacons of our Church to give this matter their immediate sympathetic, prayerful and active at tention. The congregation solemnly pledged themselves to provide a salary that would enable the minister of the gospel to be "free from worldly care and avocations." They also promised to add to his support anything that is necessary for his comfort and for the honor of religion in the community. We will gladly send for distribution in a~iy cnurch the splendid address by the Virginia banker, "The Deacon's First Responsibility." The Executive Committee of Chris tian Education and Ministerial Relief, Presbyterian Church in the Un'ted States, Henry H. Sweets, Secretary, 122 South Fourth Avenue, Louis /file, Ky. ACTION OF THE WAR WORK COUNCIL AS TO OHAPIjAINS AND CAMP PASTORS. By Rev. James I. Vance, D. D. Considerable anxiety has been ex pressed by many of the friends of our work, lest the government's order of July 26th as to camp pastors would paralyze the efforts our Church would put forth for her sons in the service. At the Montreat meeting of the Council, the following action was unanimously taken: "The War Work Council of the Presbyterian Church in the United States (Southern) will cheerfully and patriotically conform to any order the government may issue concerning our work. Should the present order con cerning camp pastors stand, we will, of course, obey it, but we earnestly hope it may be modified. In the event It is not modified, our men who are now working as camp pastors will either be attached to local churches as associate pastors and secure the same privileges In the camp as that, granted to local pastors, or they will he attached to the Y. M. C. A. In the camps, and function through that or ganization. In either case, we shall not cease to do our best for the moral and spiritual welfare of our men." We have been given to understand by commanding officers in some of the camps that this does not conflict with tho meaning ot the government's order as to camp pastors. This has, in fact, been the way we have pro jected our work from the beginning. At the start, the Council adopted a plan of work for camp pastors as fol lows: In the camp cities, outside the camp, they are to work under a local War Work Council composed of local pastors and laymen. We have such councils organized in every camp city and it is their duty to meet weekly and see that the work is conducted In tho right way. Inside the camp, the camp pastors are to work under the Army Y. M. C. A. and to conduct their work in harmony with the wishes and instructions of that organization. We have thus striven to safeguard our work from a lack of local respon sibility on the one hand, and from sectarian activity on the other. We have been given to understand that such work is permissible. If n?t, we will adjust our work to tho wishes of the military authorities. Therefore, let no one imagine that tho War Council is going out of business. It has never had more to do, and the $100,000 to be raised on the last Sun day in October will not only be need ed, but will likely not suffice. A second action taken by the Coun cil that will be of general interest has to do with the equipment of army chaplains. There are twenty-seven of our men now commissioned as chap lains, and the number will be in creased. The government does not furnish the men with many things (hey need In their work. Unless the Church shall furnish them, tho chap lains will be handicapped. Our Coun cil decided to stand by the chaplains in this matter, and furnish each one a Corona typewriter, a Field Commis sion set, a Hospital Communion set and a fund to start with of $200. This fund will have to be increased, and we hope to make a regular quarterly stipend to the chaplains in France. The equipment of the chaplains will add to our annual budget from $15, 000 to $25,000, according to the num ber commissioned. This is a new item and was not Included In the $100,000 fixed by the Durant Assembly. It be comes evident, therefore, that we must not only go over the top on the last Sunday In October, but do It in such a way as to leave a margin. .EQUAL. PAY FOR EQUAL. WORK. The following statement from the Army Ordnance Department is author ized by the War Department: Equal pay for equal work done by women filling the places of men in war industries is announced as the policy of the Army Ordnance Depart ment. This is in line with the national war labor program formulated by the National War Labor Board, composed of five representatives of employees, five representatives of employers, and William Howard Taft and Frai\k P. Walsh, formerly Chairman of the In dustrial Relations Commission, as representatives of the public. Women are entering munitions es tablishments, replacing men who are pouring into the national army can tonments. They are being assigned to work on drill presses, the making and marking of fuses, the loading of shells, the gauging of machinery and shells, the assembling of artillery, to inspection, to drafting, electrical and carpentry work. It has been found, according to manufacturers, that women are proving more accurate than mon in the timing of fuses, and in inspection where particularly keen eyesight is required. They are prov ing better than men in assembling, because of the nimbleness of their fingers.