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The Presbyterian of the South : [combining the] Southwestern Presbyterian, Central Presbyterian, Southern Presbyterian. [volume] (Atlanta, Ga.) 1909-1931, June 11, 1919, Image 13

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Word has been received by the
American Committee for Armenian
and Syrian Relief that the instigators
of an attempted massacre of Arme
nians in Aleppo, Syria, some weeks
ago have been executed by the Brit
ish military authorities after a trial
and that this application of Britiah
Justice has had a wholesome moral
effect o?the Turks. I? one place.
Aintab, the Turkish authorities hav3
surrendered the rifles in their possea
The cablegram tells also of 'he
work of rehabilitation and repatria
tion of the Armenians in the territory
about Aleppo, which. ,I?ce the armis
tice, Has been greatly congested by the
return of thousands of refugees ?;e
desert by "??
gee?7?6 r 80'000 Armenian refu.
gees in the area about Aleppo, ac
"g to the message, which is
-Vlgned by Dr. James L. Barton, the
chairman of the American Committee
for Arnienian and Syrian Relief, and
by Major Stephen Trowbridge, in
charge of the relief work in the
Aleppo district. Of this number of
areUgrf8,? ? ,8 estimated that 6.000
houses girlS k6Pt hl Mo9,e'?
The message says that the British
authorities were about to rescue theso
girls, and that the committee's relief
ZTn? Wr bU8y pre?arine shelter'
Redding and employment for their re
260 O J1 i MUrlnS the m?nth of AP^1
Turk^'h l g,r,S Were rescued from
LnfJh ^remS ,n the one town ot
Aintab. They were given shelter and
*irlJhe f!C6S ?f ma"y ?f the rescued
girls are tattoed with Moslem ma?ks
el? ? W th8t th6y Were Mt>slem prop
the yS ? cablegram. "Some of
girls, In their shame, have at
tempted to eradicate these tattoo
ger-nails/'h C?rr?8lVe8' BDd 6Ven
Within a fortnight, the message
says, 4.000 refugees had been repa
id ofnAI?WnB W6StWard and ^rth
ward of Aleppo. About 3.000 werr
were in dT* ^ Damasc?*' 1.200
were n Deirzor awaiting safe conduct,
Kara. "*** arr,v,ng dal,y from
thaTthteerr.tab,i?ment ?f ?rphan^es in
that territory to take care of the cliil
dren whose parent8 Wm.e
y the Turks i3 proceeding rapidly
the message indicates. "Four orphan
ages established Aintab, six Marash ?
t says "600 orphans cared for in
O a* *800 ,n Aleppo orphanage.
mh ?V,!W b?y8' orPbanage on
in Mard.n lM?rk al8? ,S or?^iZed
terior Wh'Ch '8 farther ,n the in
take^Tn^1 AW?rk haS been un(ler
AnHooh Armenian villages of the
Antioch region, and silk production
recommenced by the distribution
100 boxes Of Silkworm eggs to 300
families recently repatriated. In the
towns of Aintab and Marash, the Ar
tr ?\Wh? have ? y have con.
by Dr Ba? t"16 ,'?an fund '"au8urate.|
by Dr. Barton for the purpose of 3n
abling returning refugees to buy In
dustrial tools, materials, seed, wheat
and animals for farms.
Preparations are being made for
the rebuilding of a large number of
bouses destroyed by. the Turks. Em
ployment will be found for m??y men
thTcl'?Whl.Ch "e '? be
h? ?>!? , i ? om whlch ??ne will
be obtained for the house,, other
men win be sent Into the forest X
the mountains to cut
timber. tlle "ecessary
""I" tha' "?? German
hospital In Marash has been taker.
over by the American Committee for
Armenian and Syrian Relief, and that
hospitals in Aintab and Aleppo are
being prepared for the installation of
units sent out by the committee.
Other hospitals have been established
in other towns.
The sixth annual meeting of the
Lewisburg Bible Conference will oe
held in Lewisburg, W. Va., July 30th
August 13th. The week of July 30th
August Cth will be devoted to a Young
People's Conference. Rev. R. M. Hall,
D. D., who is chairman of the Pro
gram Committee, has secured some or
the best speakers and leaders in the
South for the Bible Conference, and
an unusually attractive program will
be given. The beautiful and cool
buildings and campus of the Lewis
burg Seminary will be used. As Lewis
burg is near the Greenbrier River, the
visitors will not only enjoy the brac
ing mountain air of the West Vir
ginia mountains, but they will also
have all of the water sports that heart
and soul could desire.
It is hoped that pastors and^Sundav
school superintendents and Young
People's leaders, not only in the Sy
nod of West Virginia, but in other
nearby Synods, will plan to have a
number of representative leaders and
young people at the Bible Conference
at Lewisburg this year, i
For the program and rates write I'.
Rev. Warner H. Du Bose, Lewisburg
W. Va.
The exercises of the third com
mencement of the Montreat Normal
School took place in the auditorium
of the school building on June 5th.
The two graduates In the junior col
lege department were Misses Clara
Kilgore. of South Carolina, and Mary
Whitson, of Swannanoa, N. C. Cer
tificates in the academic department
were also awarded to Misses Grace
Watson, Greenville^S. C.; Christine
Ellis, Chattanooga, Tenn., and Vera
Coe, of Richlands, S. C. Excellent
musical numbers were furnished by
the Choral Club of the Normal under
the direction of Mr. Crosby Adams,
of Montreat. Mr. and Mrs. Adams,
who have charge of the piano and
choral departments of the Normal, are
residents of Montreat and well-known
composers and teachers.
The chief address of the occasion
was delivered by Rev. Anton Ver
Hulst, recently of Jonesboro, Ark.,
and newly installed pastor of the Mon
treat church. Mr. Ver Hulst began
by humorously proclaiming that ho
was going to deliver a "perfect com
mencement address," the two chief
characteristics of perfection being tha
lack of anything new, anything that
savored of novelty or originality, and
the fact that it undertook to solve
with consummate ease all problems of
the universe, known to all ages. Not.
withstanding these ominous words, ie
delivered an exceedingly stimulating
address, grouping his admonitions
around three central ideas of the
greatest needs of America today.
These were great love, love of the
highedt type, the power of indepen
dent thought and vigorous effort
along the line of righteous and patri
otic ambition.
This address was followed by two
brief talks, the one by Dr. R. C. An
derson, representing Dr. R. F. Camp
bell, and the other by Miss Frances
M. Bowman, principal of the Mon
treat Normal. These addresses set
forth clearly and forcibly the aim >f
the school, the work already achieved
and the plan .for its future develop
ment. Emphasis was placed npon the
appeal made by It to those who desire
to invest their wealth where it will
be used to promote, and in a very
high degree, the interest of the Mas
ter's kingdom.
The exercises preceding this final
day consisted of a very suggestive ser
mon to the graduates by Rev. R. C.
Anderson, on Sunday, June 1st, the
subject being the power of woman's
influence, and an operetta, "Hiawa
tha's Childhood," beautifully and ar
tistically rendered in the large audi
torium to a great audience of resi
dents and visitors. On the afternoon
of June 4th a beautiful reception was
given by the faculty of the Normal to
residents and visitors of Montreat, .is
well as to the relatives of the stu
dents, many of whom were in attend
ance. In the receiving line were ihe
members of the faculty, Misses Kil
gore and Whitson, while the students
gracefully performed the various func
tions assigned to them in the matter
of entertainment of the guests. An
interesting feature of this reception
was an attractive exhibit by the Je
partment of domestic science, placed
on the wide veranda overlooking the
lake. From all indications the pros
pects of the Montreat Normal for fu
ture years are very bright.
M. J. W.
This great Church should feel proud
of this branch of its work. The col
ored branch of the Church deeply ap
preciates what this great Church 13
doing to help the colored man.
May we add by saying, what you
are doing is not wasted or thrown
away. The results will-outlive timo
1. Stillmnn Institute and its recent
commencement: The exercises were
the best yet held by this noble school.
Sunday, May 25th, at 4 P. M., the
commencement sermon was preached
by Rev. R. H. McCaslin, D. D., of
Montgomery, Ala. It was one of the
best we have ever heard on such an
occasion. It was a most powerful ser
mon indeed. The auditors clung to
the words as they fell from the lips
of the man of God.
Sunday night at 8 P. M. Rev. W.
H. Sheppard, D. D.f preached to the
Y. M. C. A. It was replete with sound
advice to the young man and all who
heard him.
Monday night at 8 P. M. we ware
entertained by the Literary Society.
The young men reflected credit on t lie
school and faculty. The exercises were
of a very high order. The debate was
full of snap and enthusiasm. Rev.
J. H. M. Boyce delivered the address,
which showed much preparation.
Tuesday night there were held the
graduating exercises. Two from the
Theological Department and several
from the Literary Department gralu
ated. All of the addresses showed that
the men had been well trained. Dr.
Lang, of the University of Alabama,
delivered the address, which was well
received by the large crowd.
The church has always had some of
its best men in charge of this work.
Rev. R. K. Tlmmons is the right man
in the right place. He has only had
charge for one year as president, yet
he handled tfle situation as if he had
been there ten years. He has a fine
2. The Bible Conference: This con
ference began Monday, May 26th, at.
9 A. M. The opening address was
delivered by the writer. Among the
list of speakers who appeared may be
mentioned the following: Rev. J. fl.
M. Boyce, Rev. D. Q. Garland, Rev.
Spencer Jackson, Judge A. S. Van.le
Graff, Dr. A. B. McKenzie, Rev. L. .T.
Washington, Rev. J. W. Lee, Rev. Wil
liam Lee, Rev. Homer McMillan, D.
D., Secretary of Home Missions; Rav.
J. A. Bryan, D. D., and Rev. C. M.
Boyd, who spoke on Bible study each
day. Dr. Boyd perhaps played the
leading part in the conference, his
lectures. They were just what the
men needed and what they can use
every day in their work.
All of the addresses were of a high
tone, and showed the wisdom of Rev.
Timmons in the selection of the speak
ers. The conference was well attend
ed. The church is doing one of the
best things possible in gathering the
men who are scattered throughout the
South in this way. The fellowship
and the manifold blessings of the con
ference cannot be told here.
3. Tho Synod:" The opening ser
mon at Snedecor Memorial Synod was
preached Sunday, May 28th, at 11 A.
M. by the retiring Moderator, Rev.
R. M. Golightly, of Ethel Presbytery.
The Lord's Supper was observed and
memorials were read of the Revs. M.
L. Terrell and H. A. Barnes. Rev.
A. D. Wilkinson, of Central Louisiana
Presbytery, was chosen Moderator.
Rev. I. C. H. Champney was re-elected
Stated Clerk in accord with standing
rules; Rev. L. M. Flournoy, Perma
nent Clerk, and G. W. Gideon, Tem
porary Clerk. Corresponding mem
bers: Rev. Homer McMillan. D. D.,
Synod of Georgia; Rev. N. W. Kuy
kendall; Rev. C. M. Boyd, Synod jf
Alabama; Rev. R. B. McAlpine, D. D.,
Synod of Alabama; Rev. S. Jackson,
Synod of Tennessee; Rev. W. H. Shep
pard, D. D., Synod of Kentucky.
Synod sustained the action of North
and South Carolina Presbytery rela
tive to the complaint of Rev. A. J.
McQueen. Hom?.v Missions, Foreign
Missions, Sunday School Extension,
Ministerial Relief and Christian Edu
cation all received due consideration.
Rev. C. B. Scott addressed Synod on
Home Missions. Rev. William Lee ad
dressed Synod on Christian Education
and Ministerial Relief. Rev. N. W.
Kuykendall presented the new Moder
ator with a gavel made by him at
Montreat; he also' presented Synod, on
behalf of Mrs. J. G. Snedecor, a por
trait of Dr. J. G. Snedecor, which wan
received in the spirit in which It was
given, and It Is to hang in the reading
room M Stlllman Institute.
Rev. W. A. Young addressed the
Synod on "Evangelism." Rev. I. O.
H. Champney addressed Synod on the
"Three and One-half Million Drive."
We met Wednesday at 2 P. M. and
concluded the work on Thursday af
Thus a most busy as well as a most
profitable week was spent in Stillman
I. (? H. Champney, S. C.
The commencement exercises o*
Central Academy for the session Juot
closing occurred on the 23d of May.
It was at beautiful day, and the entire
morning was given over to athletics
including basketball, tennis and May
pole drills, all of which were very In
At 1 P. M. a sumptuous dinner was
spread on the grounds and was great
ly enjoyed by the large crowd pres
ent. The musical program for the af
ternoon was a feature of the occasion,
and reflected great credit alike on pu
pils and teachers. Every number was
entertaining and showed fine talent on
the part of the young people.
The commencement proper took
place in the evening. The large, new
auditorium was crowded to overflow
ing. The program consisted of the
class play, the commencement address,
the class will and the valedictory, to*
gether with special music, the render
ing of all of which would have done
credit to a city school. The full grad
uates of the high school were Misses
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