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College; Mr. Milster, of the United
Educational Campaign, and Dr. A. A. Wallace, of Mexico, all of whom brought us stirring messages. The Bible Hour, conducted by Mrs. Charles Cheney, of St. Louis, and the Quiet Hours on Evangelism were sea sons of real spiritual uplift. The adoption of the budget system of finance and the revision of the constitution to conform to the out line proposed by the W. A. C. were forward steps taken this year. The picturesque setting of Cape Girardeau, on the banks of the Fath er of Waters, the beautiful autumn weather, the genial welcome and hos pitality of pastor and people, the de lightful tea and auto ride, arranged by the ladies of the local Auxiliary, together with the delicious meals served at the church, and the sweet Christian fellowship of old friends and new, all tended to make this one of the most successful and pleasant meetings of the Synodical. The next meeting will be held in Columbia, with Missouri Presbyterial as hostess. The following officers were elected for the coming year: President, Mrs. L. L. Manning; Secretary and Treasurer, Mrs. Wal ter Langtry; Secretary of Literature, Mrs. Robert Ramsay; Secretary ol Foreign Missions, Mrs. Philip Smith; Secretary of A. H. M., Mrs. R. M. Firebaugh; Secretary of S. P. C. H. M., Mrs. J. F. Forsythe; Secretary of Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, Mrs. S. B. Cole; Secretary of Young People's Work, Mrs. William P. Borland; Secretary of Spiritual Resources, Mrs. H. W. Sandusky. Eva M. Cavers, Publicity Committee. TEXAS SYNODICAL. The Texas Synodical held their seventeenth annual meeting in Brownwood. All officers were pres ent. Presidents of the nine Presby terials and representatives from each were present, and the Synodical was held on the conference plan, as sug gested at our last Synodical. Mrs. J. L. Brock, Synodical Presi dent, presided. Mrs. W. L. Hickman, of Texarkana, gave splendid devo tionals, bringing lessons from the missionary accomplishments of the early Church. One of the best fea tures of this session was the Mission ary Survey of the Texas Home Mis sion field by Mrs. Hoyle, of Bryan, showing how nearly we are playing at missions, and contrasting our wealth with our responsibilities. The Constitution adopted at Mon treat by the W. A. C. was accepted and handed down to the Presbyterials for adoption. Secretaries of causes held open con ferences, as did Presbyterial presi dents, and all reports were discussed and ideas exchanged. Home Missions was recommended to all Presbyterials as topic for spring Presbyterials. Synodical calls on Texas Presbyte rian women to a more strict observ ance of the Sabbath, and an endeavor to have the Bible read in public schools. Brownwood and Daniel Baker were excellent hosts, and the Brownwood church will long be remembered for their hospitality. S. C. F. SYNODICAL AUXILIARY OF FLORIDA. The eighth annual meeting of the Synodical Auxiliary of Florida was held In the Hyde Park church, Tampa, October 27, 1921. On account of a tropical hurricane, which swept the State, the attendance was not as large as usual. The reports given showed an in crease In both membership and gifts. There was also an increase in Prayer Bands, Study classes, Bible classes, Surveys and Prayer Calendars. Mr. H. C. DuBose, Synodical man ager of Stewardship Committee, who was to have spoken on the Progres sive Program, and Dr. W. J. Garri son, member of Synod's Committee on Woman's Work, who was on the program to speak on Religion in the Home, were prevented from coming on account of the damage caused by the hurricane. Miss Ella Graham, of Kwanju, Ko rea, was present and spoke on her work. Miss Agnes Davidson was re-elect ed president. The next Synodical meeting will be held in Gainesville, October 25, 1922. Mrs. Chas. E. Dorsey, Synodical Secretary. WHY GIVE TO CHURCH EREC TION? A Message to the Women. By Rev. Homer McMillan, D. D. "The church that builds most grows most." Church erection is only another way of saying "church expansion " The lack of an adequate Church Building Fund has been the greatest handicap in the growth and develop ment of the Southern Presbyterian Church. We rejoiced when it was announced at the last Assembly that our mem bership had reached 400,000. If the Assembly's committee had been givefi the means with wheh to accept a fourth of the promising opportuni ties it was compelled to decline dur ing the past twenty-five years, we could just as easily have 500,000 members who, at the present rate of giving, would increase our benevolent contributions $1,489,000 per year. How many additional missionaries would $1,489,000 support? Church extension is fundamental to our world-wide missionary program. Specimen Needs From Various Fields That Could Be Multiplied Many Fold. In a city in the Southwest there is a little American church situated at the edge of a large Mexican cen ter. A few blocks distant there is a Mexican congregation worshipping in a small rented cottage entirely un suited and wholly inadequate for its needs. If the committee had $5,000 for the purpose it could purchase the building, admirably located for the Mexican work, and re-establish the American church twienty blocks away in the center of a rapidly growing residential section where in a few years It would become a strong, self, supporting church, contributing to all the causes of the Assembly. This small sum invested at thia place would put two churches on the way to growth and prosperity. It was hard to tell these two little groups of Presbyterians that the great par ent committee, whose dyty it is and whose privilege it should be to care for its needy children, can do noth ing for them. A letter has come from a Chris tian woman residing in a town on the Mexican border. She and her husband are the only Americans and Protestants in a community of one hundred and fifty Mexican families. There is no school, no church and no religious work being done by any denomination, except three or four visits per year from an illiterate Mexican priest. This village is fifty miles from the nearest railroad sta (Continued on page 14) Laymen and Their Work ATLANTA, GA. The men of the Bible class of the Druid Hills Presbyterian church, At lanta, Ga., recently gave the pastor, Rev. D. M. Mclver, a handsome gold watch and chain. Judge John A. Sib ley is teacher and Mr. H. E. Hoag land is president of the class, which is doing a splendid work. The class has an enrollment of eighty mem bers. A "GET-ACQUAINTED" CLUB. This is a "club in a club," as it is really a department of the Men's Club of the Church by the Side of the Road, Greensboro, N. C. Its purpose is to gather in the strangers, the lonesome folks ? the folks who live and work in the com munity, but who are "unattached" socially or otherwise to any organi zation which affords interest, up building and entertainment. There are a lot of people in Greens boro who have come here to enter business or to engage in some daily work, but who have made no connec tion with its church life or social life. There may be places of public entertainment where they may go from time to time, but these fall far short of supplying a man's need for friends and social contact. The Men's Club proposes to seek out such folks and draw them into their own friend ly circle, and thus make life more worth while to them in Greensboro. This will probably be done through a series of "evenings" through the winter, in the home of the Men's Club, where recent enlargement has been made to house the greatly in creased membership, now numbering 120. The enterprise was recently adopted with enthusiasm and the fol lowing committee appointed to work out the details: J. E. Rossell, R. J. Mebane and L. C. McCabe. AMERICA'S NEED. The great need of our nation to day is religion: not ecclesiasticism, not sectarianism, not the union of Church and State; but the Christian religion for our people, for our gov ernment, for all our officials, and for all our legislation. We need it because the prohibition amendment is being made a mere football in so many places, and our officials are often too weak or too disloyal to enforce it. We need it because we have had nearly thirteen hundred thousand di vorces granted in a period of forty years. We need it because of the tremen dous burdens of taxation being laid upon our people. We need it because of the great wave of crime that has been sweeping over the land. Employees are being shot down and thousands of dollars are being stolen every day; and the government seems powerless to pre vent it. We need it because commercialism, the worship of the golden calf, blinds the eyes and hardens the heart of so many of our people. We need it because so many are pleasure-mad, indulging in constant effort to be entertained and amused. We need it because there is so much secularism and lack of Chris tian principle among our politicians. We need it because we have been trying since 1789 to sail our ship of State under a charter that makes no recognition of divine authority. The paramount need of our nation is not a revival of business. It is not an emergency tariff. It is not an in crease of tonnage on the seas. It is not better immigration laws. It is not disarmament. It is not a change of political parties. It is not educa tion. The great need of our nation is more religion at the fireside, more religion in the counting-room, more religion in the strife between capital and labor, more religion in the school room, more religion at the ballot box, more religion in our courts, more re ligion at Washington, more religion in our fundamental law. "Blessed is the nation whose God is Jehovah, the people whom He hath chosen for His own inheritance." ? The Christian Statesman. IK) IT PAIIjY. A shoe manufacturer's attention was called to the fact that his year ly expense for new machinery was greatly cut down. Naturally, he was much pleased, but for a time was at a loss to account for it. Finally, af ter considerable investigation, it dawned upon him that the lessened expense for machinery dated from about the time when he had placed a new superintendent in charge of the factory. "How do you account for it, Mr. Wheaton, that my bill for new ma chinery and repairs has been cut down considerably since you have been with us?" queried the manufac turer one morning, addressing the su perintendent. "Well. I will tell you, sir," replied the superintendent. "You placed me in full charge, and I have carried out a policy that in the past I have found worked to great advantage. When I came here I found that it had been customary to employ ma chinists each Sunday to work over the various machines. This I put a stop to for two reasons: that I don't believe in Sabbath work, and that daily attention to the machines would add to their life. I have em ployed an expert machinist to place in proper order each night any ma chine which went wrong through the day, making it hard and fast rule that each employee report daily any thing wrong with his or her machine. The result has been that usually only minor repairs or adjustments have been necessary." ? F. E. Burnham. BRACE UP! It doesn't pay In the world of to-day, To always be looking for grief. When the other man's down Don't pass by with a frown, Cheer him up and give him relief. If business goes wrong, It cannot last long; Brace up! use more "pep" and win out! Put your arm to the wheel. Give each one a square deal, Luck will be on your side without doubt. And when you feel sad Just try to look glad; Don't wear your heart on your sleeve; The world doesn't care All your troubles to share; Be a man and your purpose achieve. Don't grlevo.