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YOUNG PEOPLE'S SOCIETIES.
(Ceatlnaed from p&*? 7) walks, helping to harvest Ice, clean ing cellars, attics and barns, painting houses, barns and fences, working about a dairy, painting and putting away screens, raising guinea pigs and white mice, raising chickens, pigs, squabs, etc., selling butter, eggs, veg etables and fruit, trapping fur-bear ing animals in season, washing auto mobiles and carriages, waiting on ta ble as "extras" in boarding-houses, making stocking-stretchers for ladies who are knitting for soldiers, selling pecans, walnuts, etc., especially dur ing the Christmas season, selling ap propriate religious books and publi cations for Christmas gifts, making needed household articles, such as coat racks, chairs and irons, umbrella racks, etc., that sell at reasonable prices. What Girls Can Do. Mending, tutoring, typewriting, raking leaves, gathering nuts, wash ing dishes, light housework, caring for children, addressing envelopes/ canning and preserving, sale of con servation foods, taking magazine sub scriptions, self-denial fund from al lowances, making simple garments for sale, answering phone in doctor's office, Saturday work in ofilces, stores, etc., sale of Christmas cards, wreaths, etc., sale of butter, eggs, vegetables, poultry and jellies, knitting, garden ing, picking fruit, cleaning silver, run ning errands, waiting on table. Wlint City and Town ltoys Did. Although he was handicapped by the loss of one arm, a high school boy signed up a pledge to earn and give $10, and then doubled liis task voluntarily in order to give an extra certificate to a "pal" whose crutches and iron-braced legs made it impos sible for him to do any hard work. The one-armed lad turned his atten tion to the beating of rugs. In Texas a boy earned part of his pledge money by picking and selling figs. At first he picked by himself; then he got a group of Mexican boys to help him. He made enough after that to buy eight War Saving Certifi cates. Boys of a high school in Arkansas went in a body to a nearby cotton patch and picked cotton for money with which to make good their pledges. During the "Earn and Give" cam paign in Canada last May a Toronto boy got twenty-eight others to sign up. When he tackled one boy the fellow excused himself on the ground that he had no job and couldn't get one. The youthful canvasser pulled out a note-book with a list of Jobs waiting for boys, took the other lad down the street to a man whose name was on the list, got a safe job for the boy, and then got him to sign a card. In the Christmas vacation high school boys in a Massachusetts town helped to harvest a fine crop of ice. They earned from $2.50 to $3 a day. and most of them paid their pledges in full before New Year's Day and went back to school with increased vigor. What Roys on the Farm Did. Most of the farmer boys' opportu nities to earn extra money come af ter the time when the "Victory Boys' " pledges are to be made good, yet the late fall, the winter and the early spring are not profitless seasons for him by any .means. We have hoard of several country boys who sold eggs, butter, vegeta bles and fruit to customers in nearby towns, shtpping their wares by parcel post. Some of them had produced what they sold; some bought of dad or mother at farm prices and received retail town prices from their cus tomers. "Hank," one of the last year's "Earn and Give" hoys, who lived on a farm, had plenty of work to do, but wasn't paid for it. The farm was far from any town or village and he couldn't And a regular "paying" job anywhere, so he turned trapper. He set and looked after his traps before and after his chores mornings and evenings. He turned his pelts into pelf and promptly paid his pledge. His case, however, was not excep tional. Many farmers' sons made good their pledges with money their traps brought In. So did a number of vil lage boys. It is a mistake to think that trapping is not profitable In old settled States. Recently a prominent wholesale fur dealer said that Illi nois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Mis souri and others of the older States furnished the best and most general ly satisfactory furs he purchased. Ben T , a boy in the Middle West, put in a lot of his spare time last autumn gathering chestnuts, hazel nuts and hickory nuts, intend ing to sell them for extra spending money. But when the "Earn and Give" campaign came along he turned this money into comfort and fun for a fighter. This is a tip for thousands of boys, if it reaches them before this year's nutting season Is past. The present food shortage gives greatly increased value to the nut crop that can be gathered easily by the boys of farms and villages. A CATili FOR THE WAR STATISTICS OF OUR CHURCH. In order to gather the war statistics of the churches in our Assembly, the War Work Council sent out, early in January, questionnaires which were to be filled out and returned to the office of the Council. So far, only three hundred and fifty out of our more than three thousand churches have complied with this request. The object of this questionnaire, which Is prepared by the War Time Commis sion of the Churches, is to make a permanent record of the work of all the denominations during the war. This record will be valuable both his torically and as a basis for further service. ~~We do not want our Church to fail In this matter, and It is Important that the records reach our office as soon as possible, as the War Time Commission Is already calling for a report. The questionnaires went to all pas tors, and to sessions where there was no pastor or where one man served several churches. At the same time, we asked for a list of all in the ser vice from every church. This latter is very important, as the Council is planning to send out a volume of wel come to all our returning soldiers and a form of memorial to the families of those who have lost their lives in the service, and this worlr will be based on these lists of names from our churches. If your questionnaire did not reach you or has been misplaced, write our office and another will be sent you. Tf you failed to send your list of names with your questionnaire and it is now available, .mall it to us and It will be recorded. Address all communications to War Work Council, 154 Fifth Avenue. North NaBtovllle, Tenn. Jaratt I. Vane?, Chairman. STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN A LOUD, LONG AND EARNEST CALL. By Rev. Joseph Rennie, D. D. The effort to raise in subscriptions from the constituent churches the sum of three million Ave hundred thousand dollars during the year April to April, 1919-1920, is on with 1 ?r' , 1 was disposed to criticize at w ^ *Cil!g th6 g?al 80 h,gh' fear" . a 11 might discourage some churches and tend to paralyze all ef fort in this direction. I have no doubt it has so operated, but that danger seems to have passed. The plan is now gripping the entire Church. Even ^m?? conservatJve Synods are ending : in thls great work. Certain ly the time has come that the Church Christ should no longer be handi capped bv poverty In the midst of Malarhl ThG W?rdS ?f th? ^oPhet Malachi come to this generation with a thousand-fold emphasis: "Bring ye the whoJe tithe into the storehouse! That there may be meat in mine house. The empty treasury in the House of God is a crying shame and ,?n Clvilizat,on- To place the faithful missionary and pastor on short rations puts the stigma of in sincerity upon every soul who pro fesses to love Jesus Christ and his nrof 7- If WG d? DOt parallel our profession with a full surrender, even reaching down into the deepest re cesses of the treasure-chest where which ?i ?Ur 10,1 18 8tored- fr?m ? we draw enough for our own even lnto lavish expenditure it1?;6 and hlXury. then insin cerity becomes more apparent. To ^ ?rdaln men to the ministry, hedge them about so that the very mint? V th6lr W?rk and the 9enti Z h?lmefery r,ght-th,n*i?g man flnT ^ engaglnS in barter sale; limit his resources to the 7rg,n' make h,m 8truggie * Ith the almost impossible task of keeping soul and body together and at the same time try to educate the fo lZ ?f/he maD8e' Preparln* them for lives of usefulness, with nothing soon tllt d8yS that COme a" too soon, of retirement from the active like theLh'8 ,OVed 8erV,C6; cond|tlons SniHt !f,Sre en?Ugh to gr,eve the Noth ne P the Ch"rCh UDrevived. Noth, can exceed the unwlgdom such a course. It is unjust and cruel. It drives many a gifted boy from the there trj' ?ther can,ng8' where ere seems to be a good opportunity of service, without the narrowing ex perience of a minister', adequate 8Up See the folly and sin of sending out our missionaries and not giving them the very best and most ?p t^ a1? equipment, as to homes and modes of travel. The filth, disease Z'snZTry rnd,t,ons of the na ve s life Jeopardizes the missionary's e and health and often' sends him WUh\ucrhken ,&nd "nfV f?r ~ like the h 6QU,pment lhe missionary, ttoiM . r pastor' m,Kht be mui. Plied in efficiency ten-fold. Listen leges6 m " fr?m ?Ur 801,00,8 a?d COl tlTtoZ^ V Wh,Ch are 8tand'n* lack of an* W,t,l 8Urrender 8"?P1> sider th? Q"a,e en(l?wment. Con Mhool. % fl?,Ute "eed of schools, if we wou](1 pre8 rinl e" ?f r,Rhtly bflHed eth,<*l Prin rlZon rf rIy in th? Christian Waif there Chr,8t?an education. the rail ?P6n M h?me and abroad worker! Z7* J?* *** 'n8,8tent for service r ad?quat? ?1"iPment for in gifted m* t Church ev?r ?o rich *ift?d manhood, womanhood and money? It needs but the Are of God's Spirit kindling anew the apostolic love and zeal. This will come when the Church brings her treasures of mind, heart and money and lays them at the feet of Jesus. "Were the whole realm of nature mine, That were a present far too timall. Love so amazing, so divine, Demands my life, my soul, my all." The time has come for the king dom of God to come first! Not last! Let the every-member canvass be taken. Let the call be loud, long and very earnest. "BOOMERANGS AND BY-PRO DUCTS." By Rev. Ernest Thompson, D. D. The Church that is standing still is dead. Progress is the law of life. The best sort of progress is that which is made along the line of a well-de fined plan. An Ambitious Goal and a Systematic Plan. Our Church has set up an ambi tious goal and is seeking to reach it by a systematic plan ? $3,500,000 for benevolences in 1919. And it is try ing to reach that goal along the rails of regular and systematic giving ? every member of every church a con tributor, regularly, systematically, cheerfully and proportionally, liberal ly, in a word scripturally. Not less that a tithe some of these days from all God's people. A Boomerang. This beneficent drive is a boom* erang to the pastor; the right sort of a boomerang. My little boy had a boomerang ? he threw it and it land ed in the top of a tree. He could not locate it because of the leaved. When the leaves had fallen another boy got it and. traded it to still an other boy for an apple; this boy sailed it into the top of a still taller tree, where it lodged. The February winds began to blow and the other day, my boy, standing beneath the tree, found the boomerang at his feet. After long absence and many vicissitudes, scarred and bereft of paint, the boomerang, according to its nature, had come home. Brother Pastor, launch this drive and it will come hack in blessing at your feet. I have known more than one pastor to have his own salary increased because, forgetting about his own salary, he gave himself to the Church's larger program. But if not ? there is still the sweet con sciousness of the growth of the Mas ter's kingdom. But the raising of this amount of money in itself, though it resulted in enlarged equipment in home and for eign fields, and an adequate salary for every pastor and mission worker, would not be a great enough goal for our splendid Church "By-Products." Just pbove us on the river is a salt furnace, which for many years made nothing but salt and was doing a profitable business in a small way. But in recent month# they have come to find that what they had been dis- * carding and throwing away Was the most valuable part of salt-making. In other words, the by-products of salt, calcium chloride and bromine, are of vastly more consequence than the salt itself. * So to the cnurch that faithfully carries out this every-member can vass, this beneficent drive, there will com* by-products to whloh the mars