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A SAFE AND SANE INVESTMENT
FOR GOD'S AGED AND NEEDY SERVANTS TF any cause of the Church should he en dowed, that cause is Ministerial Relief. It is to provide a living for God's faithful ser vants who have given their lives to the Church. TTHOSE who arc recipients of these funds are usually shut up in their rooms un able to serve longer, and all visible means of support have vanished. Our Church is now faced with an opport our ministers and widows and orphans. HPHEV are easily overlooked, they never complain; you would not have us pull back the curtain and violate the privacy of their lives to show their humiliating need. understood this and He made abun dant provis'on for the Levites. He not only gave them the tithes, but set aside forty-eight* cities and suburbs for their sup port. unity to secure a model investment for the care of Mr. C. E. Graham purchased this fourteen-story steel, concrete, brick building for $700,000 as the foundation of "The Graham Trust Fund." The building with bank fixtures cost more than $900,000 nine years ago. Mr. Graham now offers to turn over to the Endowment Fund of Ministerial Relief this building to help provide for the old ministers and widows as "the cities and their suburbs" helped provide for the Levite and his family, on the following terms: He will give $200,000 if the Church will add $400,000 by December, 1920, and we will invest $100,000 of our present funds, given by men who urge us to make this investment. The architect who constructed the building, in an affidavit before the United States court, declared "to my knowledge and belief no article that entered in the construction of the build ing can now be secured for less than twice as much as when the building was erected." Mr. Chas. T. Paxon, a leading insurance and real estate man of Jacksonville, an elder and one of the leaders of the Layman's Missionary Movement of our Church, says: "I think Mr. Graham is giving more nearly S500,000 than $200,000 for the care of the old preachers." Mr. George \Y. Watts, one of the most successful business men of our Church and an elder of the First Church, Durham, N. C., and deeply interested in Ministerial Relief, wrote: "I saw the building and made inquiries in reference to it which have confirmed all that Mr. Graham has said about it. It is a magnificent building and I was told it was built in a more substantial manner than any other building in Jacksonville. I believe it could be sold under the hammer for more than $700,000. I shall be very pleased to make a subscription." Just as soon as the $400,000 is secured the building will begin to turn $5,000 a month into the treasury of Ministerial Relief. This money is greatly needed now. DO NOT WAIT FOR OTHERS. SEND A LIBERAL OFFERING NOW ? TO-DAY! We will not forsake them! The Presbyterian Church in the United States DEPARTMENT OF MINISTERIAL RELIEF Henry H. Sweets, Secretary 410 Urban Building, Louisville, Ky.