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The Presbyterian of the South : [combining the] Southwestern Presbyterian, Central Presbyterian, Southern Presbyterian. [volume] (Atlanta, Ga.) 1909-1931, July 27, 1921, Image 6

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WOMAN'S WORK
Conducted by MIm Carrie Lee Campbell
PRAY Kit.
"Prayer never takes hold of God
until it take? hold of man."
SATI KI?.\V NIGHT AT MONTRKAT.
This is always a time of joy and
gladness, when the conference mem
ber can relax aand just be enter
tained.
This Mrs. Winsborough did most
successfully, as she showed by ste
reopticon many of the pictures which
she herself took on her trip through
the Orient, thus giving the more in
timate touches which are granted to
few.
Mrs. Winsborough staccatoed her
talk with many bits of refreshing
fun; but this did not hinder the im
pression of the deep call of the great
need pictured on every slide.
Preceding this talk, the girls of the
Montreat Summer Club, under the di
rection of the club leader, Miss
Goetchlus and Miss Campbell, gave
three striking missionary playlets,
"The Missionary Dollar," "Waiting
for the Doctor" and "People at Ellis
Island."
These very young girls were charm
ing in their earnest presentation of
these short sketches; so effective, In
deed, that there has been a run on
Miss Arnold's splendid book room for
the plays, and there are scores of
resolves by the delegates to put these
on "at home."
THK WOMAN'S ADVISORY COM
MITTKK.
The Woman's Advisory Committee
of the Woman's Auxiliary of the Pres
byterian Church, U. S.t met in the
Winsborough Building, Montreat,
July 9th-12th inclusive. In addition
to Mra. Winsborough, superintendent,
and Mrs. McMillan, treasurer of the
Woman's Work, there were present
sixteen Synodical presidents. For the
first time every one of the Synodicals
had sent its president to Montreat,
so it was a great sorrow to have Mrs.
Williams, of Mississippi, unable to at
tend any of the meetings on account
of sudden illness soon after her ar
rival. Our sympathy and prayers fol
lowed her a3 she left for Asheville,
and we rejoiced to hear before ad
journing of her safety and hope of
recovery.
Seven of the sixteen Synodicals
sent new presidents, who were cor
dially welcomed by the former mem
bers. Each was made to feel "at
home" through the spirit of Christian
love and fellowship that pervaded the
committee.
The efficient chairman, Miss David
son, of Jacksonville, Fla., presided
through all the meetings. She was
ably assisted by the secretary, Mrs.
Cockerham, of Quicksand, Ky.
For three days the Advjpory Com
mittee met early and late, "in season
and out of season." Much construc
tive work for the coming year was
discussed and planned, which will be
carried to each Synodical In the fall
and passed on through the Presbyte
rials to the local auxiliaries.
The Supervisory Committee was
represented by Dr. Morris, Dr. Egbert
Smith and Mr. Magill, Dr. Sweets be
ing In Texas attending the Kerrville
Conference. Each brought words of
encouragement, commendation and
advice, which will prove a stimulus
for the coming year.
Mrs. Price, of Virginia Synodical.
our representative to the Council of
Women for Home Missions, brought
a most interesting report, and al3o
one from the Woman's Federated
Council of Foreign Missions, both of
which met in New York last winter.
Mrs. Rowland, of Georgia Synodi
cal, gave an account of the Inter
racial Convention of Southern
Women, which met in Memphis. Tenn.
Mrs. Archibald Davis, of Atlanta,
brought the report of the Continua
tion Committee, appointed at the con
vention, of which she is chairman.
A motion to ratify Mra. Davis' ap
pointment was made and the work
endorsed.
The last evening Mrs. Winsborough
gathered her W. A. C. family with a
few friends about her and told some
of the more intimate incidents of her
journey to the Orient, many laugh
able and touching at the same time.
In order that the Advisory Com
mittee might not have all work and
no play, Dr. Anderson and his gra
cious wife planned a mo3t delightful
surprise by inviting the members to
a beautiful luncheon in their charm
ing home, Montozone. This courtesy
was a restful close of the rather stren
uous meeting of 1921.
The following Synodical presidents
were present:
Mrs. J. G. Snedecor, Tuscaloosa,
Ala.; Mrs. W. K. Armstrong, Rogers
ville, Tenn.; Mrs. J. B. Nunn, Oua
chita, Ark.; Miss Agnes Davidson,
Jacksonville, Fla.; Mrs. W. M. Row
land, of the Georgia Synodical; Mr3.
H. L. Cockerham, Quicksand, Ky.;
Mrs. W. K. Seago, New Orleans. La.;
Mrs. J. Li. Williams, Indianola, Miss.;
Mrs. L. L. Manning, St. Louis, Mo.;
Mrs. I. F. Reid, Lenoir, N. C.; Mrs.
R. W. Calhoun, Gotebo, Okla.; Mrs.
F. Louise Mayes, Greenville, S. C.;
Mrs. Charles Kinkead, Nashville,
Tenn.; Mrs. J. L. Brock, Bryan, Tex.;
Mrs. H. N. Price, Baltimore, Md.;
Mrs. R. F. Dunlap, Hinton, W. Va.
Mrs. J. L. Snedecor,
Publicity Committee.
SUMMER MADNESS.
The leader of the Loyal Women's
Society of the Lutheran Church writes
to her Loyal Women as follows:
Will the cla3s attendance fall below
par during the summer months? Con
sider a few hints on summer religion.
"Be instant in season and out of sea
son," except in July and August. "My
soul longeth, yea, even fainteth, for
the courts of the Lord," except in
July and August. "Praise waiteth for
Thee, O G\)d, in Zion," except ih July
and August. "I was glad when they
said unto me, Let us go into the house
of the Lord," except in July and Au
gust.
"Forget not the assembling of your
selves together," except in July and
August. "Where two or three are
gathered in My name, there am I in
the mid3t of them," except in July
and August.
"Both young men and maidens, old
men and children, let them praise the
name of the Lord," except in July and
August. "I cried unto Thee, Save me
and I will keep Thy testimonies," ex
cept in July and August. "Open ye
the gates of righteousness and I will
go in unto them, and I will praise the
Lord," except in July and August.
"I will praiae the Lord with my whole
heart in the assembly of tfie upright,
and in the congregation," except in
July and August. "Teach me Thy
ways, O Lord, and lead me in a plain
path," except in July and August.
LEKS11URG, FLA.
On tho fourth Sabbath in Juno a
meeting was held in the Leesburg
church by the Woman's Auxiliary, in
which an interesting missionary pro
gram was carried out. Mr. M. E.
Miller, an elder of the church, pre
sided. reading appropriate and Inspir
ing Scripture selections and offeriiiR
heartfelt prayer for the missionary
work of the Church.
Several missionary hymns were
sung, in which the children of the
Sabbath school joined with 3pirit and
zest.
Mrs. Kramer, Secretary of S. P. C.
Home Mission Circle, read the very
interesting article, "Strangers Among
Us," from the June Survey; also the
communication from Rev. Eladio Her
nandez, giving an insight into the
work of our Church among the Cu
bans at Ybor City.
Mrs. Spicer, Secretary of Assem
bly's Home Mission Circle, gave a
short sketch of the Assembly's work
among the Texas Mexicans, the Ital
ians, the Indians, the negroes and
the Cubans in Florida.
Mrs. Dick, Secretary of the Foreign
Mission Circle, provided a delightful
ly interesting number entitled "A Lit
tle Maid Who Went Into All the
Earth," a story drawn from real life.
This number was most impressively
read by Mrs. Budlong, and both the
reading and the 3tory were listened
to with keen enjoyment by both young
and old.
This meeting, while short, and not
specially elaborate, was significant as
being the first of a series of mission
ary studies and exercises determined
on by the Woman's Auxiliary of the
Leesburg church, hoping in this way
to increase the interest of the church
membership, and especially of the
children and young people of the Sab
bath school in the great mission work
of our Church.
L. G. S.
MISSION COURT.
Received since last reported.:
Flora McDonald College, N. C. .$90.25
Woman's Auxiliary, Burkeville,
Va 5.00
Woman's Auxiliary, Hinton, W.
Va 6.00
Mrs. Cole, First church, Rich
mond, Va 12.50
Mecklenburg Presbyterial Aux
iliary, Charlotte, N. C 20.00
Greenbrier Presbyterial. W. Va. 27.16
Mecklenburg Presbyterial Aux
iliary, Charlotte, N. C 16.59
A quilt from Woman's Missionary
Society of Montgomery, W. Va.; a
book-case given by Mr3. B. C. Lewis,
Richmond, Va., and rag rugs from
Circle No. 7 of Grace-Covenant
church, Richmond, Va.; also an ele
gant Victrola with records from Char
lotte, N. C., for the Ralston room.
All of these gifts are most grate
fully received.
Mrs. George Randolph Cannon,
Sec.-Treas.
THK GRANIH'A WHO THREW
PILIjOWS.
"Surely an innocent amusement,"
you will say, but pillows in Korea
are solid wooden logs, of four inches
in diameter.
Nearly all the men in the village
were related to the old man. When
they became Christians, they gave up
not only liquor, but, of their own
accord, tobacco too. They thought it
a sinful and hurtful waste and did
not see how they could conscientious
ly make beer for the old man, or
even plant tobacco where food ought
to grow to the glory of God and the
good of men.
Hut grandpa wanted beer and to
bacco, and this Jesus doctrine, over
which the village had gone mad,
came between him nnd his desires.
So, when the villagers met for wor
ship, grandpa came in quietly and,
picking up a pillow, hurled it at some
one's low bowed head. Then grandpa
would go out feeling as comfortable
as if he had a good smoke.
Hut one thing surprised and both
ered him; no one resented his new
recreation.
* ? *
One day he waited a minute, choos
ing a shot, and as he did so he heard
his nome mentioned in prayer. Were
they praying for death and destruc
tion for him? He listened; no, it
was penitence and faith and peace of
mind, and eternal blessing they
sought.
That was too much for grandpa;
he went out without quenching his
thirst for revenge.
The next time grandpa came in
they were praying for him again, and
he sat down among them, then bowed
his head to the floor.
When the writer visited the group
for the senior missionary, he heard
an old man, out in the yard, earnest
ly urging a crony to hasten and make
his peace with God, for the time was
short.
Impressed by his earnest plea, the
writer asked who he was. They re
plied, "The old man who used to
throw pillows."
THE SWEETNESS OF FORGIVING.
For still in mutual suffrance lies
The secret of true living;
Love scarce is love that never knows
The sweetness of forgiving.
? Whittier.
S AUXILIARY FOR 1920-1921
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3,408
1,803
2,277
1,010
2,729
1,077

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