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
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
4. The Executive Committee will make use of all suit
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
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.
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
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
I know whose tears would come down
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
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
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
Tho' I have risen to those star-girt
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
The days of your wearied care.
The hours you sleep, when grief's
I see and I'll be close there.
The love of my eyes shall covor you
Your pain shall be lulled by mj
In dreams you shall see and talk to
Till faith shall make you gro*
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.
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