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YOUNG PEOPLE'S SOCIETIES.
(Continued from page 7) Miss Gladys Slicppard, of Elberton. The State goal toward the $25,000 for denominational missions was set at $1,500. The new State ofllcers are: Presi dent, Rev. R. F. Kirkpatrick, D. D., Atlanta; Vice-President, George R. Rusk, Decatur; Secretary, Miss Nora Saye, Athens; Treasurer, A. C. Sibley, Augusta; Junior Superintendent, Miss Gladys Slieppnrd, Elberton. SOUTH CAROLINA C. E. CONVEN TION. Wyatt A. Taylor, Columbia, S. C. Eight splendid young people made the decision for full-time service for Jesus Christ at the closing consecra tion service of the South Carolina State Christian Endeavor Convention, hold in the First Presbyterian church of Spartanburg, S. C., April 9th-llth, for which nearly five hundred young people registered as delegates, half of whom were from the Spartanburg church. The program for this convention contained the names of some of the strongest speakers in America and several from other nations of tho world. Percy Gates, General Secre tary of the United Society of Chris tian Endeavor; Karl Lehmann, South ern States Secretary of the Christian Endeavor movement; Charley F. Evans, of Lexington, Ky., Field Sec retary of the All-South Christian En deavor Extension Committee; Rev. James O. Reavis, D. D., of Columbia, S. C.; Rev. A. Almeida, trustee of the Brazilian Christian Endeavor Union, now studying at Union Seminary, Richmond; llarry Price, son of Dr. P. F. Price, of Nanking, China, were among the chief speakers. A deep impression was made on the Endeavorers by Rev. A. Almeida, of Rraz.il. His songs in Portuguese, his story of Christian Endeavor in Brazil, and his strong address on "Loyalty to Christ in All the World," won for him a big -place in the hearts of the Endeavorers. Mr. Almeida presented the State Union with a pin, made from a Brazilian green bug. This will be kept as the State Presi dent's emblem. The most popular feature of the convention was probably tho annual banquet, held at the Spartanburg Y. M. C. A., and attended by two hun dred cheering, singing, happy young people. Captain A. W. Horton, chair man of the Convention Committee, was toastmaster, and he introduced a number of speakers, who kept the banqueters in an uproar of good fun. The Endeavorers of the Palmetto State adopted goals in missionary giv ing totaling $3,100. The societies of the Christian church will strive to give $500 to missions during the year; the Methodist Protestants will give $100, there being only a few so cieties of this denomination in the State;, the Southern Presbyterian En deavorers will strive to give $1,000 to Foreign Missions, $1,000 to Home Missions and $500 to the cause of Ministerial Relief and Education. Tho Young People's Society of the First Presbyterian church of Charles ton was awarded the State trophy cup for the best all-round work during tho year. Miss Dora Gray, of Columbia, was awarded the prize of a five dollar gold piece for the best poster adver tising Christian Endeavor. The convention endorsed the plan of employing a field secretary for the States of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida for the next year, and the State Union budget was adopted to take care of this prograni. Officers of the union for the coin ing year were elected as follows: Wyatt A. Taylor, Columbia, president; Norwood DuRant, Alcolu, and J. T. Fain, Rock Hill, vice-presidents; Miss Claudia Fraser, Sumter, secretary; Mrs. Wyatt A. Taylor, Columbia, treasurer; Glen Price, Charleston, Intermediate superintendent; Mrs. R. C. Beaty, Whitmire, superintendent of the Junior Department; Miss Car olina Caldwell, Clinton, missions su perintendent; Miss Sophie Richards, Liberty Hill, Tenth Legion superin tendent; Miss Mary McDow, Charles ton, Quiet Hour superintendent; Miss Margaret Crouch, Charleston, efli ciency superintendent; Albert Y. Drummond, Columbia, publicity su perintendent; Miss Irene Hudson, Spartanburg, life work recruit super intendent; Alan Nicholson, Union, World's Christian Endeavor Union vice-president; E. H. Wilkes, Laurens, transportation manager, and Rev. J. P. Marion, Sumter; Rev. K. G. Fin ley, Columbia; Rev. W. W. Miller, Orangeburg, and Rev. G. E. Paddock, Charleston, Pastors' Advisory Board. The convention accepted the invi tation of the Columbia Christian En deavor Union to hold the 1921 con vention in the capital city. Already the Columbia Endeavorers are mak ing plans for the gathering, which they say will make the biggest ever held in South Carolina. ,JAPA*N HAS BUT ONE COLLEGE FOR WOMEN. "Where shall we send her to col lege?" This is a real problem in the Amer ican home where there is a daughter, for' the high-grade women's colleges and co-educational institutions of this country are numerous. But in Japan parents vary the query by saying, "Shall we send her to the college?" for the Women's Christian College at Tokio, opened in April, 1918, is the only college in Japan to which women are admitted. The col lege was established with money con tributed by private citizens of Japan and friends of education in the United States and Canada. Six mission boards of Canada and the United States are co-operating in the work. They are the Woman's Missionary So ciety of the Methodist Church, Can ada; Woman's American Baptist For eign Mission Society; the Foreign Christian Missionary Society; Wom an's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, U. S. A.; the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church, U. S. A., and the Woman's Board of Foreign Missions of the Reformed Church of America. The school is non-sectarian. Four courses, including English language and literature, liberal arts, business and Japanese and Chinese are taught. Other departments, in cluding home eccnomics, music, science and education, will be added. College organizations and student ac tivities have already been built up, Y. W. C. A. prayer groups and vol untary Bible classes being prominent features. THE NEVER FAILING FRIEND. The faith that overcometh tha world is faith in the personal God who has revealed Himself in His be loved Son. He stands back of all truth, all righteousness, all promises, all reliances whatsoever; He is the Friend that stfcketh closer than a brother, who In evil and good report never falls those who are loyal to Him. ? Christian Herald. Freedom is not the right l*- do as you please, but the liberty to do as you ought. ? George Eliot. jj Miscellaneous jj WHY HAVE A RELIEF FUND FOH PRE8BYTERIAX PREACHERS? By J. W. Robinson. 1. Because of their self-denying work. Many of these men have served the Church in new charges, in what were then remote frontier communi ties, just as some are doing now, largely at their cost. They went to these new places where there was no ono to "allow them a comfortable support" nor to pay them if "al lowed." They put their savings into the work in order to found the Church. Some even assumed burdens of debts which crippled them for years. The Pioneer work of the Church has been <lone largely at the cost of the preach ers on the new fields and in the hard charges. They should be given a gen erous and self-respectivo claim on the resources of the Church which rer jolces in their self-denying work. 2. We owe to them as a debt of gratitude for what they have done; for under God they led in the crea tion of all that we have in which we glory the missionary record, the col leges, the churches, the manses? not to speak of the revivals In which thou sands were gathered into the mem bership of the Church. Shall we en ter into this inheritance and leave these men to want and penury? God forbid. 3. We should make this provision because of its vital relation to pulpit supply, in these days of the Church's prosperity it is no longer necessary, and men of large heart and brain power will not consent to enter the ministry of a church which only prom ises its preachers a pittance In active life, and puts them on starvation ra tions in old age. This does not mean less devotion, but more self-respect 4. We should use this system be cause it is Infinitely the better way to insure the old age of our ministers against want; indeed, the only way for a very large majority of them. "0? at the disabilities preachers la bor under to provide a competency for themselves in old age. (a) They cannot choose where thev will go. other men can go where they please to make their fortunes, reachers go where they are called. who, Zhfy 0annOt PUt an estimate on what their services are worth. Th<> deacons and congregations settle that" (c) They cannot collect their sal ary when due, or at any time, by a process of law. and that is the reason or the large deficiencies. tJd\Th,e Levites' who represented the priestly class, were given "no por tion of the land." They were not Iran ?d l? 6ngage in com?erciai < nsactions, but were supported by a the enacted from the other tribes Nor was this support provided when hey were in active service only, but in old age as well. Jesus commanded his discTples to take neither "scrip" ??r ? "ring the "laborer was worthy of his reward." Paul, speaking of the minister un der the figure of the soldier, said No man that wealth entangleth himself with the affairs of the world " Observation Justifies that saying ear,y every man has tried to make failed' "in" I*?0, the m,",8try h?a 'led in his object and spoiled his ministerial usefulness; and happy are dlL eXCept,on8 wh0 have, not brought sgrace upon themselves and re proach upon the Church Therefore, If iaymen need all their time anc^tbe privjjege to go where they please on this "round globe" to make their fortunes, the right to de mand what they think their services are worth, and the privilege of collect ing by law when due, and the right to "settle down" and "stay there," in order to accumulate a competency, how can the preacher who gives him self "wholly to the work of ministry," and sacrifices every principle of com mercial success, provide against want in old age? He 'cannot do it save in rare instances. But, it will be said, this is all right for the men who have only got small salaries, but what about the ones who occupied the larger churches and re ceived the larger remunerations? Should they not provide for them selves? Very few of these men occupy large churches for a long enough period to gather together a competence; indeed, the additional financial responsibili ties that are thrust upon this class of men make it harder for them to maku both ends meet than in cases of the men in rural districts whose salaries* are very much smaller. Taking the Presbyterian ministry, man for man, and comapring it with the rank and file of other professions and skilled trades, the average sala ries paid are exceedingly small, and even after the relief claims are taken into account, the preacher still is forced to contribute far more than his rightful proportion of the cost of the Church's work. The General Assembly of the Pres byterian Church in the United States is raising an endowment fund, the income of which shall be used to pro vide for the wants of the retired preachers and widows and dependent children of deceased preachers. We earnestly solicit your support to this most deserving cause. Deal lib erally with God's veterans now. U e these ways of contributing: (1) By donations of money; (2) by giving pledges, payable in installments, or at the end of a term of years, or at death; (3) by making bequests and gifts of real estate; (4) by memorials, perpetuating the memory of loved ones; (6) by purchasing "life annuity bonds." One elder promises $200,000 on con dition that the Church will add $400, 000 to the Endowment Fund of Min isterial Relief by December, 1920. What will you do? For further information write t<> the Secretary, Henry H. Sweets, 410 Urban Building, Louisville, Ky. TAKE SOMEBODY YOUR SIZE. By Theodore S. Henderson. There are more men in your com munity outside of the Christian Church than inside. You are on the inside. What have you done to get any of the men on the outside to ac cept Christ and come on the inside? Before God, have you in the last twelve months spoken to any man in your community who is not a Chrfs tian about accepting Christ?. I mean have you spoken to such a man out side of the church building? Have you done it in the last two years? HaVe ?ou done it in five years? Tell God the answer. Recently I invited a group of busi ness men to lunch with me and talk over this matter. Every man of them allowed they were not facing this dutv like courageous Christian men. 1 used this simple illustration. It haa a poinfTa sharp point. When I was a lad in school we had friendly fights. Some were not so friendly. Aga'n and again it happened that some big' overgrown bully would start to whip a fellow under his size. Then every one of us boys would set up the cry. "Ah, tate somebody your size!" Then