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The Presbyterian of the South : [combining the] Southwestern Presbyterian, Central Presbyterian, Southern Presbyterian. [volume] (Atlanta, Ga.) 1909-1931, October 23, 1918, Image 9

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authorities, ordered all public gather
ings to close. He kindly gave the
Synod twenty-four hours In which to
finish Its business. Yet all the neces
sary business was attended to, which
was accomplished by giving much less
time for debate. The report of the
Ad Interim Committee on the
Orphans' Home and School elicited
more debate than any other subject.
While the Synod did not complete the
work by adopting all the report of
the Ad Interim Committee, it did
adopt item one of the report, which is
as follows: "That for the present the
Home and School be maintained at
its present location." The Ad Interim
Committee was continued until the
next meeting of Synod, and the report
was docketed for the next Synod, ex
cept Item seven, which was committed
to this committee to make a report at
the next Synod. This Item reads as
follows: "That this Synod cordially
invite the Synod of Texas, U. S. A., to
confer with this body looking to a
co-ordination, consolidation and full
union of our mutual labors of love for
the fatherless and motherless in the
State." The Synod was favored with
a number of special addresses. Rev.
W. R. Dobyns, D. D., by special Invi
tation of the Systematic Committee on
Beneficence, addressed the Synod on
the subject of Stewardship. He pre
sented this subject In a very strong
Incisive and forceful manner. He also
preached Wednesday morning. Dr.
Dobyns* vlait was enjoyed by every
one. Rev. 3. L. Morris, D. D., repre
sented the Assembly's Executive Com
mittees. He mado a clear and full
presentation of the subject. It has
been some years since Dr. Morris has
been with the Synod, and he was most
cordially welcomed.
Rev. George Summey, D. D., of New
Orleans, came to the Synod as the rep
resentative of the Assembly's Commit
tee on Stewardship. The Synod was
glad to give Dr. Summey the oppor
tunity to present the work of this
committee, and stir up our minds as
to our responsibility in the matter.
The educational work of the Synod
always demands much of its attention.
The work that haa been done by the
Executive Committee on Schools and
Colleges through its chairman, Mr. A.
L.. Randall, showed progress in spite
of the many calls and demands made
upon our people during the war. Some
of our schools are in dire need of
funds, and our people who have money
must come to their relief. This fact
was made clear by an address by
Judge C. L. McCartney ?.n connection
with Daniel Baker College at Brown
wood. Owing to the 'shortness of the
Synod the work could not be com
pleted. A commission consisting of
fifteen members was appointed, to
whom was referred certain matters
which will need adjustment before the
next meeting of Synod. Rev. J. L.
Bell, D. D., is the chairman of this
Reports from all the Permanent
Committees showed that the work of
the Church is making progress and
that the Synod is not behind in the
work it Is expected to do.
The next meeting will be at Com
merce, Texas, October 14, 1918, at 8
P. M.
The Waxahachie church entertained
the Synod in a most royal manner.
They planned for us to take a trip to
the Home and School for Orphans and
the College for Girls at Milford, but
the order from the mayor to complete
our work in the shortest possible time
made It Impossible.
J. D. Leslie, S. C.
Presbytery of Western Texan stands
adjourned to meet in Corpus Crristl,
Texas, Tuesday, October 29, 1918, at
11 A. M.
J. L. Green, 8. C.
Greenbrier Presbytery met In ad
journed session at Huntington, W.
Va., but owing to the fact that only
a quorum was present, the Presbytery
adjourned to meet in Ronceverte, W.
Va., on Tuesday, November 12, 1918,
at 10 A. M. A full attendance is
urged to bo present at this meeting,
as business of importance is to be con
J. M. Sloan, S. C.
Ronceverte: Rev. R. L. Kinnaird,
pastor of this church, asked the
church to unite with him in a request
to dissolve the pastoral relation, in
order that he might enter the army
as a chaplain. This the church de
clined to do, but granted him leave
of absence for the period of the war.
Alderson: Rev. J. E. Flow, who
has been supplying this church for
several months, has accepted the call
recently given him to become its pas
Rev. H. H. Ijcacli, from Wartrace,
Tenn., to Washington, Ky.
Rev. D. J. Woods, D. D., from
Blacksburg to Covington, Va.
On Sunday, October 6th, at the
home of his son, Rev. I. Cochrane
Hunt, D. D., Covington, Ky., Mr.
Booker F. Hunt, of Prince Edward
County, Virginia, died after a brief
illness of pneumonia. A more ex
tended notice will be published later.
Rev. J. W. Holt, of Alderson, W.
Va., has the sympathy of his many
friends in the death of his son, White
Holt, as the result of influenza at a
Government training camp near
Washington. Ho was twenty-two
years of age.
In response to our request for the
names of ministers and licentiates of
our Church now engaged in war work,
we have received response from two
stated clerks. We hope others will
respond promptly. We believe it is
only just to the men and to our
Church that such a list should be
Central Texas.
Rev. W. A. McLeod, D. D., Y. M. C.
A., France; Rev. John MacWilliams,
chaplain, France; Rev. W. R. Hall,
Y. M. C. A., Fort Worth, Texas; Rev.
F. L. McFadden, camp pastor, Fort
Worth, Texas; Rev. E. B. Paisley, Y.
M. C. A., San Antonio, Texas; Rev.
R. F. Gribblc, Y. M. C. A.. Dallas,
Texas; Rev. J. S. Sleeper, Y. M. C. A.,
Arcadia, Florida; Rev. E. D. Allen, Y.
M. C. A., San Antonio, Texas.
East Hanover.
Rev. T. M. Bulla, chaplain, France;
Rev. Hugh FItzpatrick, Y. M. C. A.,
France; Rev. W. L. Carson, Aviation
Force, France.
The Synod of West Virginia met
in its fifth annual session in the Pres
byterian church, Huntington, W. Va.,
October 8th. In the absence of J. W.
Carpenter, the retiring moderator, the
opening sermon was preached by the
Rev. R. M. Hall, D. D. At the close
of the sermon the Lord's Supper was
administered, Rev. J. K. Hltner and
J. F. Baxter presiding and officiating.
Rev. Ernest Thompson, D. D., the last
moderator present, called the Synod to
order and opened with prayer. The
roll was called and eighteen minister?
and three ruling elders were enrolled.
The small attendance was due to the
prevalence of the Spanish Influenza
prevailing over the State. Offlcora
elected: Rev. R. M. Hall. D. D., mod
erator, and Rev. F. C. Brown and C.
R. Garrison, clerks.
Rev. I. S. McElroy, of the Synod of
Georgia, and Rev. A. R. Van Fosaen,
of the Synod of West Virginia (U. 8.
A.), were invited to sit as correspond
ing members.
The mayor of the city of Hunting
ton was granted the privilege of the
floor, and made an address of welcome
to the Synod on behalf of the city,
and the churches of Huntington.
Mr. Durham, representing the In
ternational Sunday-school Association,
addressed the Synod on the great and
important work of the Sunday-school.
Owing to the absence of the repre
sentatives of tho General Assembly s
causes, on account -of the prevalence
of the epidemic of influenza, the pro
gram for the exercises of Synod was
subject to changes and substitutions,
but all the causes received due con
A Stewardship Conference on behalf
of the $3,500,000.00 drive was held
and inspiring and informing addresses
were made by Rev. Ernest Thompson,
D. D., and Rev. S. M. Glasgow and
Elder J. P. Palmer, and plans wore
laid for the prosecution of this work
in the bounds of the Synod.
The committees on the several de
partments of church work made en
couraging and impressive reports.
Special emphasis was given to tho
Home Mission work in the bounds of
the Synod.
Rev. J. L. Lineweaver was elected
as co-ordinate superintendent and field
agent, with Rev. R. M. Hall to press
this work.
An important step was taken to
wards the establishment of an indus
trial school to bo under the control
of Synod for the benefit of our moun
tain boys and girls.
Rev. Ernest Thompson, J. L. Line
weaver and C. W. McDanald were ap
pointed a special committee to look
into this matter and report to the next
meeting of Synod.
Charleston was chosen, provision
ally, as the place, and the second Tues
day In October, 1919, at 8:00 P. M., as
the time for the next meeting of
J. M. Sloan, 8. C.
In our issue of the ninth we pub
lished a communication from Mr.
Charles A. Rowland in regard to auto
mobile^ conferences to be held in all
parts of the Church on October 29th,
in the interest of Christian Steward
ship. He asks us to state that the
date has been changed on account of
the influenza to November 28th.
Within reach of every man within
the bounds of our Church a confer
ence Is being planned for November
28th. The call is of God. Tho busi
ness Is supreme. The question is:
"How can we make the business of
the Church first?"
Both ministers and laymen should
plan their program of work so that
t* e entire day can bo given wholly to
this high and holy task. Put aside
other things. Work yourself into the
spirit. Be prepared to give your time,
thought and prayer on November 28th
to the King's business. Only one day
is asked. Give the consideration of
the Church first and only place.
The Laymen's Missionary Move
ment, co-operating with the Assem
bly's Stewardship Committee, has pre
pared a splendid program. Good
speakers have been secured. A good
day Is promised. A blessing Is in
Btore for all who attend.
November 28th should mark the
beginning of a new day with the men
of the Presbyterian Church. There
should come an enlarged vision of the
ever increasing task and an insplra
tion which will make all things pos
sible with God.
R. L. Walkup,
Secretary Assembly's Stewardship
home missions and national
There is danger lest we under
thaMhiVh6 i?portance of the service
In tM h i3 renderinS the nation
? uY ?l W?rld uPhoaval, and
that in the midst of the multiplicity
: ? 'l0 ,DeedS ?f Church
and its work be overlooked. . The
Church ? no boa(aTho
?|J1 1" WSVeS no "a?. >'? Its ser
lB"uelM "> the life ?f tho
w"h Sale"'" P?WOrfUl than "" "my
T^? missionary activities of the
Church cannot be classed with the
HaieT,?1 ,ndU3tr,e8' Sir Dou*>a?
Haig, field marshal of the British
arm,*, France_ ?
g that this great war will be won
v only 25 per cent of military in
fluence, and that it will require 75
Per cent of spiritual influence, is it
any wonder that President Wilson has
sent out the request that for the
Kent ?t flthe naUOn the churches be
ept at floodtide of spiritual power'
A nation must have morale to win
as well as an army. When this great
not b a 1??' U WlU b? Won' 11 w111
oui I8 0"0 by th6 gIorious feat8 of
ur soldiers on the battlefield, but it
will also be by the millions o, pray
ing men and women at home who
stand behind them and make i't pos
sible for them to win.
There is no class of Christian work
ers that has done, or i3 doing more
to create the spirit of service and sac
iflce than the Home Mission pastor
and the Home Mission teacher in
scores of communities, with large
foreign populations, the home mis
s onary (and oftentimes the Presby
terian homo missionary), has been
the only person capable of stating the
moral aims of this war, and of in
erpreting (in many cases to un
friendly and hostile people), 0ur na
aims and ideals. It is not an
accident that 75 per cent of the vol
ChrteH f?H thlS War haVG COme from
Christian homes, and that from the
Home Mission fields of the Church?
from the Indians, tho mountaineers.
the immigrants and the negroes, there
bf,en a 8tream of those offering
their lives in the battle for the free
dom and safety of the world.
of Grra' Prh' tommander-in-chief
h Im ? armies, says that no
battle will ever be won by an army
on the defensive; to win, an army
must take the offensive. The same is
ruo ot the Churcb Home M J? i.
represent the Church's offensive
action. Through Home Mission effort
the gospel message is carried to mul
titudes of men, women and children
who are without religious advantages
new churches are planted, feeble
churches are strengthened, entrenched
evils are driven out, communities are
transformed, and truth and righteous
ness and tho fear of God are being
try" me? ^ foundat,on our coun
" 18 d^btful if our Church fully
rea izea the magnitude and the scope
of the Assembly's Home Missions as
carr,ed 0 in the eight departments by
425 w0rker8 serving more than 665
stations, among the Immigrants
negroes and Indians, the mountaineers
and the unchurched multitudes in the
TrZu'!rn Staies' virg,"'a
to Texas and from Missouri to Florida
Last year, under tho manifest blessing
? God, 5,351 persona were added to
faU|th h ^ UP?n profes8,on of their
faith by the workers aided by the As
sembly's Committee. This increase
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