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The Prize Contest Prolonged
Through the liberality of friends, the Executive Committee of Christian Education and Ministerial Relief was enabled to offer $50 in prizes for the best programs prepared on the work of this department of the Church. On account of the great delay in printing and the interruptions of the war, the armistice, and the spread of the influenza' it has been decided to postpone the close of the contest until March 31, 1919. 1. Each contestant may prepare any number of pro grams. 2. The programs may be prepared on (1) the entire work of Christian Education and Ministerial Relief; (2) Recruiting for the Ministry and Mission Service; (3) Education for the Ministry and Mission Service; (4) Our Schools, Colleges and Theological Seminaries and Train ing Schools; (5) the Student Loan Fund; (6) Ministerial Relief; (7) the Endowment Fund of Ministerial Relief; or, (8) "The Three Year Program of the Church for Chris tian Education and Ministerial Relief." 3. Programs may be prepared for use in Church, Sun day School, Woman's Auxiliaries, or Young People's Societies. 4. The Executive Committee will make use of all suit able programs. 5. Copy must be written on one side of paper only, either with typewriter or in a clear, legible hand. 6. The programs should be complete ? suggesting hymns, Scripture reading and methods of developing the theme. 7. Programs should not be too long, as only from twenty minutes to an hour are usually given to a meeting. 8. A prize of $20 is offered for the best program sub mitted, $15 for the one receiving the next highest award, $10 for the next, and $5 for the next. 9. A large box of sample leaflets and programs will be sent, free of cost, to anyone who desires to enter the con test. References may be made to any of these or quota tions therefrom may be incorporated into the programs prepared. 10. Address all requests for this literature and for fur ther information to Henry H. Sweets, Secretary of the Presbyterian Church in the United States for Christian Education and Ministerial Reiief, 122 South Fourth Ave nue, Louisville, Ky. historic lands hallowed by the life, words and works of the great Healer and Saviour of suffering humanity. Jfflarriagesi Schroeder-BuUernuth : At the home of the bride's parents in Port Hud son, La., on February 3, 1919, by Rev. D. P. Wilkinson, Mr. John Schroeder and Miss Lilly Butternuth, all of Port Hudson. 30 e a t f) si ? Thompson: Died in France Decem ber 3d of broncho-pneumonia, Cor poral Prentiss Guthrie Thompson, Headquarters Company, Eightieth Di vision, 317th Infantry, A. E. F., eld est son of Rev. W. M. and Mrs. Kate Quthrie Thompson, missionaries in Oarahuns, Pernambuco, Brazil. MARY DOIGLA8 CRADDOCK, Wife of Edward B. Craddock. of Cluster SprlngB, Va., and oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Easley, of South Boston, Va., suc cumbed to a violent attack of pneu ^-Ifronia following Influenza, and was laid to rest In the presence of a large number of sorrowing and sympathiz ing friends on October 16th in the old family burylng-ground, where sleep many of her kin. Her untimely death thus in the very zenith of her young womanhood, and of her increasing usefulness In many circles, is a great affliction. But she has not lived in vain; and though dead, she yet speaketh, for her good works do follow her. All who knew her will surely re call the singular beauty and grace of her person, so perfect in form, so spot less in dress, so gentle in manner, so open and frank, so pure. In the face and features are an index to the soul, thus a heavenly minded soul dwelt within her body, for her face beamed with loving kindness. "She opened her mouth with wis dom, and in her tongue was the law of kindness. She looked well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness." In the home a ministering angel, in the community a gentle, loving, faithful, helpful friend; in the Church an increasingly useful and devoted servant of the Saviour whom she trusted and loved. She lives and will continue to live, for her brave, cheerful spirit, her faith in God, and her obedience to His will, abide a sweet and hallowed memory that will inspire to nobler deeds and sweeter living. The bereaved husband and son, the stricken father and mother, sisters and brothers will find comfort In re merabering her simple and beautiful life and in knowing that she is for ever with the Lord. T. S. W. GUY HANNAN POLLITT. "If I were drowned in the deepest sea, I know whose tears would come down to me. Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine." Just why, on July 29, 1918 Cat the Sadie Hannan Landing, Ohio), God should have had Guy Hannan Pollltt (son of James E. and Maud Hannan Pollitt) come on up to Him we do not ask. God's will alone be done. In swimming with several boys, and a man to watch, no one knows what happened. Guy was seen to swim fee bly. The watching man had allowed him to go beyond his depth. His small cousin, Walter Pollock, went to him and Guy caught Walter's foot tight, but of himself released it. He had been taught to keep his head in dan ger, and that a drowning person must never catch hold of any one trying to save them. In danger Guy always prayed and trusted. Help came too late. Fifty men and boys searched an hour and a half before his body was found. Though only twelve and one-half years, Guy had become almost a man in size. 6 feet 8 inches tall, 118 pounds in weight. In soul and mind the vision of uprightness of heart was his, as if God meant him to be not small in body nor within. From .baby hood his scorn of a lie grew as he grew, and his horror of drink and swearing and loathing of smutty sto ries must have made glad the heart ?> of God, whose love so tenderly en shielded him. On August 2S, 1917, Guy made his public confession of Ms Saviour, and faithfully in his daily life did he try to follow those precious feet, whose way leads always to Gethsemane and Calvary first, but, thanks to His un speakable mercy, leads on to the resurrection and immortality at home. In order to more fully understand some things, Guy asked If it was wrong for him to wait a little before enter* ing the Church in outward form. He was much comforted on being told he was already Christ's by his public act of confession and daily living. Faith fully taught by his mother and grand mother, Guy was clean-minded, deep, thinking, earnest in prayer, serving the Lord with Lis whole desire. He lias gone now where youth and joy, health and glad activity abound. De voted to his grandmother, who went home November 12, 1917, we think of them together sharing each new wonder and delight, as was their happy custom here. To his lonely mother he could well say ? Tho' I have risen to those star-girt shores To live with the God of all joy, 1 know whose heart is full of me. Who cries for her baby boy. I see the nights of your sleepless pain, The days of your wearied care. The hours you sleep, when grief's stupor creeps, I see and I'll be close there. The love of my eyes shall covor you soft. Your pain shall be lulled by mj song, In dreams you shall see and talk to me oft Till faith shall make you gro* strong. To those of us who were privileged to read our Bibles together and study our catechisms, as we did each Sab bath, the richness of sp'rltual prom ise in Guy lead to a bright hope for a God-filled man, nor is this a dimin ished hope, the sphere of fulfillment only is changed. The beauty of our God is upon him forever. We live now with uplifted faces, not to the cross alone, but to the resurrection.