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(Continued from page 7) Alumni Hall, to which the public was invited, in which she recounted her recent trip to the Orient, enabled her hearers to see and understand in a very unusual way the conditions and needs of the masess of Japanese, Chi nese and Koreans. Two of our young men this session have indicated their purpose to go to t lie foreign field. Several are in prep aration for the Christian ministry. The increase in the student body of Arkansas College for this session has been 4 0 per cent. Eight States and twenty-eight counties of Arkansas are represented. All rooms in the two new dormitories recently erected were reserved before the opening of the session. So the Board of Trus tees planned to erect a third dormi tory with the least possible delay. It will not only equal the present dor mitories in appointment, but be more commodious and will be located near the new athletic fi^ld. CONFERENCES IX KENTUCKY. An advance in Young People's Con ference development will mark the year 1921. As preliminary to the State Conference on June 10th-16th, at l>anville, Transylvania Presbytery has held two group conferences. The first was held at New Providence church, McAfee, Ky., April 2d, with an afternoon and evening session. The ladies of the church served a delight ful lunch to all present. A good crowd from Harrodsburg, Danville. Salvisa and the immediate neighbor hood was present and heard a fine program, consisting of music fur nished by the orchestra from the Harrodsburg church, and addresses by Messrs. Kimbel and Brown, of Danville; Rev. S. S. Daughtry, of Harrodsburg; Rev. W. A. Hopkins, of Louisville; Mr. Walta Latta, of Har rodsburg, and Miss Lucile Sharp. Presbyterial Secretary, of Talmage. All of these addresses were especially helpful and inspiring. A week later the conference at Danville was equal ly helpful and inspiring. The ad dresses there were made by Rev. R. T. Gillespie, of Lexington, and Mrs. I. D. Best, Synodical Secretary. In these conferences all had a foretusto of the good things to be heard at the June conference, and great enthu siasm was aroused. Cor. To Serve You That's what we are here for. For over 55 years this strong, friendly Bank has been success fully serving Richmond and the South. No side lines; just com mercial banking with a Savings Department for the thrifty. We will be glad to write your name on our books. Planters National Bank Main Street at 12th RICHMOND, VA. Capital $ 1.000, 000 Surplus and Profits _ $2,250,000 THE NACOOCHEE CONFERENCE. The Georgia Synod's Conference at Nacoochee, which runs this year from June 14th to 26th, promises to he the best yet held. A most attractive list of speakers, including l)r. Wil liam Ray Dobyns, Dr. R. F. Kirkpat rick, Rev. Edward Lane, Mr. W. S. Dendy, Mrs. Hazen Smith, Miss Vena McGaughey, Miss Virginia Neville and others, has been arranged, and the final details of the program are being whipped into shape. The Nacoochee Valley will be in its glory in June, and a large attendance from all sec tions of Georgia is expected. A Young People's Conference, run ning from June 14th to 10tl\, will open the program. This will he fol lowed by a few days in which Auxil iary work will be given first place and the closing week-end will be de voted to a gathering of the laymen of the Synod. Special rates for board have been arranged in the buildings of the Nacoochee Institute, and reser vations should be made by writing to Rev. J. K. Coit. Sautee, Ga. Details as to the program and speakers may be had from Rev. M. McG. Shields, Decatur, Ga. PRE-ASSFMRLY EVANGELISTIC CONFERENCE. Westminster Presbyterian Church, Sf. Louis, Mo., May 18, 1921. Wednesday Morning. Rev. R. F. Kirkpatrick, D D., Pre siding, Chairman Sub-Committee on Evangelism of the Assem bly's Executive Committee. 10:30 A. M. ? Praise and devo tional, Rev. D. C. Lilly, D. D., Lex ington, Ky., Chairman Assembly's Committee on Systematic Beneficence and Stewardship. 11 A. M. ? "The Pulpit As a Throne of Power," Rev. J. M. Vander Muelen. D. D., Louisville, Ky., President Ken tucky Theological Seminary. 12:30 noon ? Luncheon for commis sioners and guests of the Assembly. Wednesday Afternoon. 2 P. M. ? Praise and devotional. Rev. F. T. McFaden, D. D., Richmond, Va. 2:15 P. M. ? "Mobilizing the Forces," Rev. H. C. Rogers, D. D., Kansas City, Mo., pastor Linwood Avenue Presbyterian church, and member of the Assembly's Permanent Committee on Evangelism, Presbyte rian Church, U. S. A. 3 P. M. ? "Pastoral Leadership," Rev. J. M. Wells, D. D., Wilmington, N. C. 3:15 P. M. ? "A Congregational Program." Rev. C. T. Caldwell, D. D., Waco, Tex. 3:30 P. M. ? "Winning the Youth," Rev. P. B. Hill, D. D.. Louisville, Ky. 3-45 P. M. ? "Witnessing for Christ," Mr. F. C. McMillan, Des Moines, la. 4 '30 P. M. ? Adjournment. Wednesday Evening. 7:30 P. M. ? Praise and devotional. Rev. A. B. Curry, D. D., Memphis. Tenn. "The Great Objective," Mr. P. T .Shanks, Selma, Ala. "Tbe Evan gelistic Preacher." Rev. Arthur Gray Jones, Austin Theological Seminary. Austin, Tex. OVKRTtTRR8 ON CHANGE OF TON STITITION. Lexington The Presbytery of I^exington, in ses sion at Mount Carmel, April, 1921 hereby overtures tbe General Assem bly, meeting at St. Louie, May, 1921 to take the step* for amending Para graph 90 of the Form of Government, by adding the following wordg: "The term of office of commission ers shall be two years, but in the first election of commissioners by a Pres bytery, subsequent to the adoption of this amendment, one-half of the com missioners shall be elected for one year only. Should a commissioner die. resign, remove from the bounds of his Presbytery, or otherwise be un able to act. his alternate or successor shall only fill out his unexpired term." Knst Hanover. East Hanover Presbytery, in ses sion at Richmond, Va., April IS, 1921, respectfully overtures the General As sembly, in session at St. Louis, as fol lows: "To appoint an ad interim com mittee to consider so changing the Book of Church Order that the As sembly shall be made a continuous court of the Church, and that to this end commissioners be elected for terms of two years instead of for one session of the Assembly as at present, one-half of the number to be elected each year." VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL CAM PAIGN. To show the world that the follow ers of Christ are in earnest about the cause fundamental to the work of the home, school. Church and State, tho future ministers, missionaries and Christian workers now in training at Union Theological Seminary, and at the Assembly's Training School for Lay Workers, located in Richmond, Va., subscribed over ten thousand dol lars to the educational campaign now in progress in the Synod of Virginia. This amount coming from men and women who will in all probability never be the possessors of large ma terial wealth, but will be the average paid church workers, is accompanied with a heart throb that spells volume-3 for the sacrifice, faith and vision of these future leaders of our Church. They have made the same sacrifice which the farmer makes when ho draws his handfull of seed out of his bag and spreads it broadcast upon tho land. It is just such faith as this which our fathers had. MONTHEAT CONFEHKNCKS. Reduced Itiillroad Raton. By Rev. Gilbert Glass. The attention of delegates to the Montreat Young People's Conference June 21st-30th, is particularly called to the following announcements of rates to Black Mountain and return. Identification certificates will he fur nished to all those who register for this conference by writing to Rev. Gilbert Glass, Chairman, Box 1176, Richmond, Va., by June 1st at the latest. Hotel reservations for the Youutf People's Conference must be made with the Richmond office and not di rect with the Montreat management. On account of religious conferences. Black Mountain, N. C., the railroads in the southeastern territory, east of the Mississippi River and south of the Potomac Kivor, have authorized re duced rates on the round trip identl ficat'on certificate plan on a basis of fare and one-half for the round trip, tickets to be sold delegates and mem bers of their familfes only upon p^e sentation of identification certificates to ticket agents at time of purchase of tickets. No stop-over privileges are granted on these reduced rate tickets, and they can be purchased on the date* given below. The ticket will be good for return any time from June 1 to September 15, 1921. On returning, have ticket validated by the ticket agent at Black Mountain, N. C. Dates of Sale of Tickets. June 1st, 2d, 3d, 12tli, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 2 2d, 30th; July 1st, 2d, 12th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 22d; Au gust 1st, 2d, 3d, nth, 6th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 16th, 17th, lHh, 22d. 23d, 24th. THE FRENCH CAMP SCHOOLS AND THE BIBLE. By Ttev. S. H. McBride. Some time ago there appeared in one of the church papers an article with the caption, "Need of Bible Study in Schools and Home." Major A. M. Hitch, of Booneville, Mo., in charge of a large military school, gave his cadets a test on the Bible ? twen ty very simple questions. He states that although his cadets were from well-to-do families, that the whole student body only made an average of 57 per cent. After reading the questions I felt pretty sure that our boys and girls would make a very creditable examination on these ques tions, and I decided that I would give the same test to them. They sur prised me in their ignorance of the Bible, especially the freshman class, who made only an average of 66 per cent. One of the lowest grades was made by a Presbyterian elder's daugh ter, showing a lack of Bible study, at least, in this home. I will say that many of our students come to us very poorly prepared and are not precocius, to say the least. I am glad to say that our sophomore class made an average of 83 per cent.; Junior class, an average of 93 per cent.; Senior class, 99 per cent., making an aver age for the entire school of some thing over 85 per cent. If parents would get Poster's "Story of the Bible," which we use in our freshman class, they would find It helpful and very interesting to the children. THE FIRST RELIGIOUS SERVICE IX ROCKINGHAM COl'NTV, VA. The first religious services ever con - ducted in what is now Rockingham County were conducted by the Rev. John Hindman in 1742 at what is now Cross Keys, about five miles east of Harrisonburg, according to re searches of records in the Augusta County clerk's office by Charles E. Kemper, who is working on a history of the Presbyterian Church in Vir ginia. The records show that Mr. Hind man, while preaching in that section, made his home at Meadow View in a building now owned by the widow of Dr. E. A. Herring. Mr. Hindman, according to the re cords, was born in the county of Lon donderry, Ireland, coming to America in 1738. In 1746 he changed his church affiliation, and was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church, later being nominated by Governor Dinwiddle to the vestry of Augusta County Parish, of which Rockingham County was then a part. Erection of a monument to the memory of the early divine in which members of all denominations will be asked to help is under consideration. ? Richmond News-Leader. A man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best; but what he has said or done otherwise shall give him no peace. ? Emerson. Then let us wear faces of pleasure. The world shall be happy to scan, And add to the wealth of its treas ure ? 'TIb better tQ smile If we can.