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tended "The Challenge of Our Young
people," and led us to feel a greater responsibility towards the youth of our churches. Mrs. J. B. Stormont, of our Files Valley Orphans, near Itasca, Tex., was present and told us much about the home and the splen did Christian training the children are receiving there. The ladies of the church served delicious luncheons. Mr. Hodgson and his people were most cordial in their hospitality and helpfulness. The re turning delegates declared this to be the best meeting we have had. Tho next meeting will be held at Lawton, April, 1923, with Central church, Oklahoma City, as alternate. BELMONT, N. C. The Woman's Auxiliary of the Bel mont church held its May meeting in the form of a birthday party at the home of one of its members, Mrs. J. Q. Hall, on Monday, May 22d. Pretty invitations to this celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Auxiliary were sent to all the women of the church, and a goodly number respond ed. After the business of the month ly meeting was disposed of the pres ident came in bearing a large "an Kel's food cake," the real birthday cake. The ten candles were lighted and then placed on the cake, one by one, each bearer telling what her candle represented in the birthday of the Auxiliary. At the conclusion of l he "cake and candles" pageant a so cial hour was enjoyed. Ice tea and sandwiches were served by the hos tess, and the birthday cake was cut and e\pry one present got a gener ous slice of the delicious cake. The birthday offering was $25.57. Inter est was added to this happy occasion by the presence of a missionary from Hrazll, Mrs. Dorsey, of the M. E. Church, South. She gave a most in teresting talk on Brazil, its people and their customs. The Auxiliary held a "linen shower" for the Woman's Building at Karium Springs Orphanage, June T.th, at the home of Mrs. S. P. Stowe, from 4 to 6 P. M. Rev. A. R. Bird, of Washington, C., visited this church May 28th and secured a contribution of more 'ban $1,000 for the Church of the ''ilgrima, of which he Is pastor. Cor. COLUMBIA, 8. O. A delightful affair took place yes terday afternoon at Sniith Memorial f' lia pel of the First Presbyterian ?hurch, when the Woman's Auxiliary celebrated the tenth anniversary of ?be organization of the Woman's Aux iliary in the Southern Presbyterian Church, and afterwards gave an in formal reception in; honor of the for mer pastor of the First church, the ftev. Andrew Blackwood, D. D., now Columbus, O. Dr. Blackwood Is here to deliver commencement ad 'Iressea at Chicora College. Tha "birthday" party took place at 5:30 o'clock, when an interesting program W!?s carried out under the direction of Mrs. Carl Frick. Upon a table beau 1 'fully decorated with white baskets filled with daisies and tied with yel 'ow tulle was placed a great snowy '?irthday cake with its ten candles. lpn girls, representing the years of tll? Auxiliary's life, recited the ac complishments, year by year, of the Organization, each one lighting a can (llft upon the cake. The girls were Elizabeth Nell, Wylhart Baylis, Saluda 1 'unbar, Frances Cardwell, Mignon ^ all, Elizabeth Dodenhoff, Sarah spott, Essie Coleman, Margaret Ham i,t(>n and Elizabeth Gary, and added ,0 these was an eleventh, Virginia Fr'ck, who represented the future and its opportunity. To the reception the congregation of the church were invited, and the officers of the woman's auxiliaries of the other Presbyterian churches in the city. Receiving informally were the of ficers of the First Presbyterian Aux iliary: Mrs. Wyatt A. Taylor, Presi dent; Mrs. James Verner, Vice-Presi dent; Mrs. Thad Coleman, Secretary; Mrs. R. H. McDonald, Treasurer, as sisted by Mrs. Thornwell Muller, chairman of the Social Committee; Mrs. Frick, chairman of the Program Committee, and Miss Graham, secre tary to the pastor. It was regretted that the pastor and his wife, Dr. and Mrs. Lapsley, were prevented from attending, the former being out of the city and the latter kept at home by illness in the family. ? Colmbia State. KENBRIIKJB, VA. On the afternoon of May 29th the ladies of Ebenezer church celebrated the tenth anniversary of the "Wom an's Auxiliary." Invitations had been sent to all of the members of the church, and when the hour arrived about fifty were in attendance. Rev. Dr. E. D. Gammon, of Hamp den-Sidney, gave a strong and help ful address, giving the points essen tial to good officers and helpful mem bers, and the vital relationship to Chri3t as the ground work of all. A cake was then brought in by the president, Miss Agnes Hatcliett, and ten girls placed ten candles on the cake, stating what each year stooa for in the life of the Auxiliary; tlie*. an extra candle was placed showing what is expected of her during the year to come. The offering for Miss Dowd's School was taken, which amounted to $2i. The ladies are few in number, but they are loyal, energetic and ever will ing to "do," and they have placed the church on the honor roll by plac ing the Survey in the homes. At the conclusion of the program ice cream and cake were served. It is needless to state that all wish that the Auxiliary will soon have an other birthday. C. M. * TROY, KY. The Auxiliary of Troy church cele brated with appropriate exercises at the church Wednesday evening, May 31st, the tenth anniversary of the or ganization of the Woman's Work in our church under name of the Aux iliary. Several of the young girls of the church, Young People's Circle, placed on a large white cakes candles which by their length represented suc cessively the ten years of growth of the Auxiliary, and then told in an interesting manner the history of each year's work. The Auxiliary Bible class, which meets each week, has six teen members, with an average at tendance of more than twenty. SOUTH CAROLINA PRESBYTERIAIj. The twenty-third annual meeting of South Carolina Presbyterial Auxiliary was held at Lebanon church, in Abbe ville County, April 25 and 26, 1922. with Mrs. J. B. Hillhouse presiding. After a cordial welcome by Mrs. C. B. Evans, the president gave her message, and the recommendations of the Executive Committee were read and considered. Reports, from local auxiliaries were heard, and we note with gratitude a decided improvement in local work, more Bible study, prayer bands and family altars, as well as increased gifts. Mrs. Calhoun, of Greenwood, gave an instructive address on the "Near (Continued on Page 15.) Laymen and Their Work ROANOKE PRESBYTERY LAY MEN'S OONVENTION. The reporter ot' this splendid gath ering of men at Brookneal, May 1 Ith, inadvertently failed to give credit to one of the principal speakers, Mr. VV*. S. McClanahan, prominent business; man of Roanoke, Va? who at consid erable inconvenience and sacrifice at tended the Convention and delivered a deeply spiritual and inspiring mes sage. This address was so timely and thoughtful, and so many who heard it have mentioned it, that the reporter wishes to make this correc tion in all fairness and justice to Mr. McClanahan. THK 9ULLION-EOLLAR CAMPAIGN IN VIRGINIA. A Grreit Success. It is good news to report that the total of subscriptions in the Synod of Virginia up to June 1, 1922, amounted to $1,281,000 gross. Some few subscriptions are still coming in. There is a place for all such. Too much cannot be subscribed. If there are any Presbyterians or friends of the Presbyterian educational institu tions who have been overlooked or who have not yet had a part in the great work, a cordial invitation is extended to them to send their names and the amounts that they desire to pay, and when, and they will be en rolled with the great host. The total number of subscribers was 13,000. In two instances it nas been reported that these two people had not been notified that their sub scriptions were due. In one or two instances the wrong statement has been sent out. And in one or two instances a statement was sent out when the amount subscribed had been paid. The chairman of the commit tee bespeaks the patience of the sub scribers. With thirteen thousand sub scribers you can well understand that some mistakes will be made. These subscriptions were not bind ing until the million had been sub scribed. That was noi accomplished until In April, just a little over a month ago. You may well under stand what a rush it is to get 13,000 notices or statements out. So do not wait for a statement. Just send in any amount of your pledge to Her bert W. Jackson, 903 Chamber of Commerce Building, Richmond, Va. We thought we would be ahead and show our smartness by getting out some statements before the campaign was ended, and before the million had been raised and at once came back the reply that these subscriptions were not binding until the wholo amount had been raised. So there it is. Three young women have been as busy as bees in the office and are now about catching up. Statements are being sent out, checks will be ac knowledged as speedily as possible. But please be patient with the of fice force. Do not think or imagine if you do not get a reply to ^our let ter the next mail that it has not been received or appreciated. The com mittee are grateful for all the hearty work and co-operation and the fine response. We are on the lookout for a fine man to be the representative of the work in the field and to look af ter the office work, thus increasing the gifts and looking out for others. The campaign has been most suc cessful, and we feel that really it is but the beginning of things in tho educational work and gifts of the Sy nod. F. T. McFaden, Chairman. THE CHALLENGE UF FACTS. By Rev. I. Cochrane Hunt, D. D. The Lord's Day is being certainly destroyed for the sake of gain by sor did interests composed largely of alien folks. This growing destruction imperils, and unless checked will de stroy, the home, the Church and the Christian State alike. It cannot be arrested by one body or class of peo ple alone. Its defeat can be accom plished only through the concerted effort of all churches and citizens who believe in the preservation of the di vine fundamentals. The Lord's Day Alliance is the ap proved leader of this concerted de fense of the Lord's Day ? so declared by eighteen denominations. Under the sanction and by the direction of our Assembly, it seeks a free-will offer ing from all of our churches on the fourth Sunday in June for the sup port of its work in the Southern States. In November last a similar appeal, similarly authorized, was made to all of our churches and Sabbath schools. This appeal yielded only $250 more than the cost of the necessary pub licity required to make it. We do not believe that this amount correct ly measures the interest of our great Church in this concerted Sabbath de fense work. Only 175 churches made any con tribution at all to this work in No vember, leaving 3,300 from which nothing was received, despite the fact that Presbyteries representing approx imately 2,000 churches approved the action of the Assembly and most ear nestly commended the cause to their churches for a liberal support. Had these 2,000 churches made an aver age contribution as large as the 175 which did contribute, we could hava. by this time, had at least four of the States in which the need is most pressing fully organized. The leadership of our Church in constructive Christian work has been imperiled and the action of other churches has been delayed by this failure on our part. A repetition of last year's failure on the fourth Sun day in June would prohr.Dly delay the development of this organized i5ab bath defense work for a decade, if indeed it did not utterly destroy It. We need a l'.beral offering from every chjrch In the Assembly which has not included our cause In Its bud Ret. * ? What shall we receivee? This chal lenge Is up to you. Chattanooga, Tenn.