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The Presbyterian of the South : [combining the] Southwestern Presbyterian, Central Presbyterian, Southern Presbyterian. [volume] (Atlanta, Ga.) 1909-1931, March 12, 1919, Image 10

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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

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