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THE EDUCATIONAL. I'KIXiKAM OF
THE SOUTHERN l'RESHYTE ItlAN CHURCH. By ltev. M. E. Melvin, Assembly's Field Secretary. A new day has come to the Church in the matter of education. A move ment is sweeping all over the United States in all denominations. In our own Church recent actions of Synods indicate the momentum and interest. The following Synods have asked that the amounts named be raised, or are contemplating such action in the im mediate future: Alabama, $500, 000; Appalacliia, $750,000 (now being raised); Arkansas, $500,000; Florida, $250,000; Georgia, $200,000; Ken tucky, $1,000,000; Louisiana, $300, 000; Mississippi, $500,000; Missouri, $500,000 ($700,000 was recently raised); North Carolina, $1,000,000 (already raised); Oklahoma, $250, 000; South Carolina, $1,000,000 (al most completed); Tennessee, $300, 000; Texas, $1,300,000 ($800,000 raised to date); Virginia, $1,000,000 (campaign to begin January 1, 1921); West Virginia, $1,000,000; making a grand total of $11,110,000. This is the title of the vocational exercises for use in the Sunday Schools and churehe during the Christmas season. It presents a strong appeal to the youth to give their lives to the service of Christ and the Church. A sufficient number of copies will he sent for use in any Presbyterian Church or Sun day School of the Cieneral Assembly ? free of charge. Orders should be made at oncc and the work of preparing the pupils begun. Order from HENRY II. SWEETS Secretary, 410 Urban Building, Louis, ville, Ky. "You've Left Out Something" One day many years ago Archer G. Jones ? founder of the Duplex Envelope Company ? glanced at a telegram about to go out. The message ended, "Answer Collect." "You've left out something," Mr. Jones said. "When you telegraph be brief, of course, but don't for get that whatever else you econo mize on, we can always afford to say 'Please.* " Just taking pains to use that par ticular word is a trifle. But it indicates what Mr. Jones' aim has been ? to develop in the whole or ganization the mental attitude that makes it come natural to say and do the courteous thing. To-day the Duplex people nil feel n per sonal pride In the cordial relations that have ftrown up between the Company and the many thousands of progressive churches whose envelopes It supplies year after year. The Duplex Envelope Company Originators of the Duplex Envelope System RICHMOND. VA. We have come to a new attitude also in the matter of putting our schools before our people, or "selling" them in other words. That changed atti tude is not to build our base of appeal on the merits of any particular school as such, but to attach the class rooms of our church to the larger program of the kingdom of God. When we tell of the merits of some of our schools, a hearer defends himself by saying that he does not care to send his son or daughter there, and the argument is all over. When we pre sent the class rooms of the church as connected with China, Africa, Japan, the mountains and slums at home, the ministry of the Church, the profession of teaching, etc., then we are making an appeal that no Christian can side step. We are now showing the far thest reach of the small class rooms of the Church, and practically every churchman today takes his part in their support. The alert salesman in the business world has taught us this lesson. He failed to sell the adding machine at flrst, (because he tried to sell it as a perfect machine on its own merits. When he changed his tactics and at tached the adding machine onto "Big Business" as a necessary link in the same, he sold, and immediately. This illustration can be duplicated a thou sand times. We must build the base of our selling program to the Church larger. The flattest appeal we have ever heard for Christian education came recently in another State when a man talked his own institution en tirely, and the increase of the salaries of its teaching staff and his own sal ary in particular. He built up an argument that any hearer could dodge by making 11 is appeal too narrow. Our Church will get the money ask ed for if we go after it right. A GOOD EXAMPLE. By Rev. Henry H. Sweets, D. D. A member of the Presbyterian [_ Church at Eutaw, Alabama, writes - as follows: "Our Sunday school gave a lunch last week for the Endowment Fund of Ministerial Relief. $125 was clear ed and will be sent at once to Mr. John Stites, treasurer, Louisville, Kentucky, to help swell the $400,000 that will secure the gift of $200,000 from Mr. C. E. Graham. "We must secure that building. You can count on us at the last min ute if you need more. We have laid by a very little for our old age, but we will send $100 Bond if it will save the building to the Church. We will not send this bond unless it is ab solutely essential, as we may be in need ourselves some day. "I should think others would be glad to do this if it was suggested to them. "Please withhold our names, as we desire to lay up treasure in heaven and not on earth. God grant our dear Church may not fail to meet this clear call of our Master." Louisville, Ky. MINISTERIAL RELIEF ENDOW MENT FUND, BULLETIN NO. 6. (Continued from last week.) West Lexington Presbytery: Previ ously reported, $341.80; Mt. Horeb, M. Soc. (1), $10; Providence (1), $10. Total, $361.80. Grand total: 11 churches, $195.55; 8 societies, $126.25; 4 Sabbath schools, $40. Total, $361.80. Personal Contributions: Previously reported, $2,976.60; Dr. B. C. Ber nard (2), $22.55; Mrs. J. L. Brashear (1), $22.50; Mrs. George G. Brown (1), $50; Miss Mary Logan Coldwell (3), $100; Mr. W. P. Carrico (1), $5; Mrs. H. P. Converse (1), $25; Mrs. E. H. DeMoss (1), $10; Mrs. R. B. Huckabee (1), $5; Mr. Waller Latta (1), $10; Rev. J. G. McAllister, D. D, (1), $10; Mr. J. H. Newlaml (1), $10; Mrs. E. S. Norvell (1), $5; Mr. and Mrs. C. I. Nosworthy (1), $25; Miss Maggie Park (1). $2; Mr. C. W. Rule (1), $5; Mr. James L. Scott (3), $5; Miss Harriett Shaw (2), $10; Miss Nellie B. Sweets (1), $2.50; Miss Carlotta Terry (1), $1; Rev. J. W. Tyler, D. D. (1), $100; Mr. Eugene C. Vance (1), $5; Mrs. Rob ert G. Wallis (1), $5; Mr. E. C. Ward (1), $25; Miss Mary Ellen Welch (1), $1; Dr. and Mrs. J. S. White (2), $4.10; Mr. J. R. Woodson (1), $10; "A Friend of the Cause" (1), $5; "A Friend" (1), $1. Total, 199 per sonal contributions, $3,458.25. Total for Synod, $6,938.17. Synod of Liouisiuiia. Louisiana Presbytery: Previously reported. $1,762.33; Alexandria, S. S. (1), $25; Baton Rouge, Second, W. Aux. (1), $40; Jackson (2), $500. Total, $2,327.33. Grand total: 10 churches, $1, 785.67; 13 societies, $481.26; 5 Sab bath schools, $60.40. Total, $2, 327.33. New Orleans Presbytery : Previous ly reported, $6,598.54; New Orleans, Canal St. (1), $4 5.24; New Orleans, Prytania St. (1), $279.50; New Or leans, St. Charles Ave., L. A. & M. I M Soc. (2), $25; New Orleans, TLiir.l. W. Aux. (1), $50. Total, $6,998.28. Grand total: 12 churches, $?, 490.03; 13 societies, $453.75; 2 Sabbath schools, $54.50. Total, $6, 998.28. Ited River Presbytery : Previously reported, $509.25; Mansfield, Mrs. \V. G. Ricks, S. S. Class (1), $12; Hus ton (1), $43. Total, $564.25. Grand total: 5 churches, $253.23; 7 societies, $286; 3 Sabbath schools $25.02. Total, $564.25. Personal Contributions: Previously reported, $712.94; Mrs. W. H. Bur Kin (1), $5; Mr. Charles S. Fay (1), $50; Mr. W. E. Glassell (1), $100; Miss Maude Harvey (2), $6; Mr. John H. Martin (1), $10; Mr. William L Owen (1), $5; Mr. C. G. Steadman (1), $5. Total, 58 personal contribu tions, $893.94. Total for Synod, $10,783.80. Synod of Mississippi. Central Mississippi Presbytery: Pre viously reported, $851.62; Ackerman, S. S. (1), $5; Canton, L. A. Soc. (1), $25; Greenville, Men's Bible Class (2), $49.75; Bible Class (1), $46.50; Lexington, W. Aux. (1), $53; Salem (1), $27.65; Shongalo (2), $25. To tal, $1,083.52. Grand total: 11 churches, $155.87; 24 societies, $798.40; 6 Sabbath schools, $129.25. Total, $1,083.52. East Mississippi Presbytery: Pre viously reported, $325.40; Amory, W. Aux. (1), $10; Columbus, First, Lit tle Tots Jr. C. E. Soc. (1), $2; West Your Opportunity In~1902 City of Philadelphia Bonds sold to yield 3% In 1902 Pennsylvania R. R. 4s sold to yield 4% BONDS' NOW YIELD 7% TO 8% List on Request EARNEST E. SMITH & CO. Specialists in New England Securities 52 Devonshire Street,. 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