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The Presbyterian of the South : [combining the] Southwestern Presbyterian, Central Presbyterian, Southern Presbyterian. [volume] (Atlanta, Ga.) 1909-1931, April 28, 1920, Image 11

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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

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