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work. Miss Whitted is especially in terested and informed in the Woman's Auxiliary work of our church. At present, she is president of the Flor ida I'resbyterial Auxiliary and there fore creates an interest in that de partment of our church work where she lias an opportunity of presenting the cause and working with the ladies of the church. Although many of the male members of our church have moved beyond its bounds, there is en couragement through the good work that the Sabbath school. Christian Kndeavor and Woman's Auxiliary arc doing. The congregations are alsc good at the preaching services. T. C. Delaney. GEOIUHA. Wayside: On Sunday, December 4th, of last year, a Presbyterian church was organized at this place witn a small but substantial member ship. A manse was erected right away. A lot was secured for a church and this building is ready to go up. Three months ago, Rov. E. R. Wither spoon was secured as pastor and now devotes his whole time to the field. Kight days ago Rev. John Goff, evan gelist, came to assist him in a series of revival services, and there were nine additions to the Presbyterian church and nine infants were baptized, while a large number of conversions will go to other churches. Those received into the Presbyterian church were com plete gain, as not one of them had previously been Presbyterianly In clined. Those who believe Presby terians can do nothing in country places, or in mission territory, should take lessons from Wayside. Vlrialia: On Sunday, July 16, the communion of tho Lord's Supper was administered. During the last month we received by letter a man from an other church. Recently our young people have organized a Christian En deavor Society, which gives promise of splendid work. Savannah: The .Hull .Memorial church is rejoicing that four of its young men have been received under the care of Savannah Presbytery and expect to enter college this fall for their work of preparation for the ministry. A young woman also is a volunteer for the mission field. It has received 72 members sinc8 the first of the year. All the organiza tions are doing splendid work. The Lord has wonderfully blessed the work. Savannah Presbytery met in called session in the Hull Memorial church, Savannah, July 21st, and received Mr. Jas. W. Miller from Mecklenburg Presbytery and, after examining him, ordained him to the gospel ministry, steps were taken to install him as pastor at Plemington sometime in Sep tember. Mr. Miller grauated in May from Columbia Seminary and will he pastor of Plemington, Dorchester and Walthourville churches in Liberty county. Knoree Presbytery: The constitutional requirements having been complied with, I hereby call Enoree Presbytery to meet in the First Presbyterian church. Spartanburg, S. C., on Au gust 7th. 1922, at 12 o'clock noon to transact the following, if the way is clear: 1. To consider the resignation of Rev. A. D. P.' Gilmour, D. D., as pas tor of the First Presbyterian cfcurch of Spartanburg, S. C. 2. To dismiss him to the Pres bytery of Wilmington, N. C. 3. To transact any business grow ing out of tho above. N. W. Stenliouse, Moderator. KENTUCKY. licbanun: Since the two Presby terian churches united last December, the two pastors have been working to gether. Both felt it would be the wisest thing for them to resign. Rev. Dr. S. D. Bartle (U. S.) has accepted a call to Second church, St. Joseph, Missouri, and Kev. M. S. Weber (U. S. A.) has accepted a call to Maui towac, Wisconsin. They will both en ter upon their new work September first. MISSISSIPPI. Natchez: The First church has re cently had a delightful and satisfac tory visit from Dr. Randolph T. Shields, it foreign representative. He was accompanied by Mrs. Shields and Miss Evy Tucker and Master Ran dolph. Dr. Shields made two ad dresses of great interest and power and the other members of the family alsa spoke to different church groups. Many pleasing social affairs were in cluded in the week's program and the church has had its interest in Dr. Shields' work greatly increased. Other recent occurrences in the life of this church are: the reception of nine members at the summer communion; a large delegation of men at the Lay men's Association meeting at Brook haven and the election of Henry B. Robson as secretary; the attendance of a fine group of the young people at the <3. E. State Convention at Hat tiesburg and the Summer school at Belhaven College. The new pastor, George D. Booth, and his family have been splendidly received. In addition to the work here, Mr. Booth will sup ply the Carmel church, and for the present is preaching twice a month on Sabbath afternoons for the Pine Ridge church, which is vacant following the removal of Rev. G. M. Smiley to Itta bena. The congregations at all the services are holding up well during the hot weather and the Sunday school attendance is fine. MISSOURI. Synod of Missouri: To the Pres byterians of Missouri: Word has come to our ears that there is being circulated in the State a rumor to the effect that Synodical Female Col lege at Fulton, Mo., is "on the rocks" and will not open its doors this fail to students. This rumor is not true. The college is not "on the rocks." It most certainly ?will open this Septem ber for students; and with the pres ent prospects there will be an in creased enrollment over last year. It is unfortunate and inexplicable that such a rumor has gotten started. For several months past the condi tions of the college have been improv ing. It would seem that there are competing schools who wish to bullJ on the ruin3 of Synodical or else They are speaking without knowledge of the facts in the case of Synodical. Miss Benson Botts, formerly of Mexico. Mo., was recently elected dean of Synodical and is now personally in the field for students. She is most optimistic over the prospect* for the next year compared with the past year when the college suffered the loss of its president, Mr. John James, in the middle of the year's work. Miss Botts says that, except for the harm done the school by the rumor that is be ing circulated, the canvassers in the field for the college have done well, and have many reasons to expect a splendid enrollment in the fall. She feels that all she lacks is the loyalty and enthusiastic support of the Pres byterians of the State in her attempt to get the college firmly on Its feet. We certainly should not givo her less than this. Quoting from a letter recently re ceived from Miss Botts, she says: "You know probably as well as I that at the last meeting of the Synod a commission was appointed on the 'Af fairs of Synodical College,' and on its recommendation the finances of the College were reorganized on a basis which will provide improvements on buildings and equipment. The debt has been funded and subscriptions from previous campaigns are being collected, as well as new ones made. Above all, tho churches are cheerfully paying tho ten per cent apportioned from benevolences to this cause by the Synod. So we are in a much bet ter financial condition than for many years, and the outlook is good for a rapid growth of Synodical College. Robert S. Boyd. Moderator of Synod of Missouri. I'lattsburu: The First church has extended to Rev. M. H. Knox a call to the pastorate of this church. He has announced his acceptance, and commenced his work with us on Au gust first. John Hanson. NORTH CAROLINA. Wilmir.gton First Church: In spite of the fact that this church has been for some time without a pastor a new side of the church's work for young people was developed this summer in the organization of a Daily Vacation Bible School. Boys and girls between the ages of six and twelve were given in four weeks' time almost as much Bible instruction as the Sunday school is able to give (on account of its lim ited hours) in an entire year. Classes were conducted in carpentry, in basket making, in drawing, in knit ting and in sewing for girls of various ages. The Bible Story period was in charge of Mr. W. C. Cumming and the Mission Story period was in charge of Mr. W. W. Morton. The school was organized according to the ages of the children, into a Primary and a Junior Department. Miss Nell Bowden and Mr. "W. C. Cumming were the respective superintendents of the two departments, and Rev. Mr. W. \ Morton, who is in charge of the young people's work of the church, has gen eral supervision. The total enroll ment of the school was 224 and the average daily attendance was 136. Greensboro First Church: There are several things for which our church is widely known. First ? Rarely a Sunday passes that some one does not unite with the church Second ? The congregations are uni formly good. The Sunday evening congregation is practically as large as the morning and our summer con gregation is as large as the winter. Third ? Our July prayer meetings have been just as well attended as our January prayer meetings. Fourth ? Our Sunday school has not fallen off during the summer months but has kept up to a high mark of efficiency all summer. Fifth ? Our choir never takes a va cation and the music o as good in the midst of the summer as. it is in t middle of the winter which is a very, very rare thing. Sixth ? All of the officers of our church are interested in our Sunday Sunday school and most of them are Sunday school* teachers and workers. Seventh ? The offerings in July have been just as good as they were in tho winter. Our loose collection last Sun day amounted to more than |50. This i? the offering that is made by the strangers and visitors of our church. Eighth ? The universal cordiality that characterizes this church and the delight to welcome a stranger in its gates is often commented upon. Ninth ? The presence of the chil dren at the morning and evening serv ices always impresses the stranger and the fine attention that the children give to the service is unique among the churches of the country. Tenth ? The fact that more than half the congregation at the morning and evening service is made up 01 men, a rather unusual fact in the his tory of churches. Mooresville First Church: Simul taneous meetings held in all the churches of Mooresville closed last Wednesday night. The results, so far not fully gathered, are in many ways gratifying. There was real spiiitual power. The preaching was tine and the cordial spirit among the different denominations was delightful. Prob ably more people attended church at the same time than ever before in the history of the town. Much splendid personal work was done. All the churches havo gotten a fresh spiritual impulse to a higher life. Five per sons have united with our church on profession. Others will come. Seveial have written for their letters. There will be at least seventy-five additions to the different churches. Rev. S. M. Logan of Midway, Ky., who preached for us, made a fine impression by his splendid gospel messages. R. A. White. OKLAHOMA. Oklahoma Presbyterian Collogp at Durant, Oklahoma, has been and is the center from which the Southern Presbyterian church radiates in Okla homa. It is the one solid achieve ment of our Church in this new State. By it and because of it wo have a standing in Oklahoma, especially in Southern and Eastern Oklahoma, not otherwise justified by our member ship. The future of our Church in this State depends largely on whether or not this school is properly sup ported. For the last two years there have been almost complete crop failures in this part of the State. Last, year the cotton crop was a complete failure. This county, which makes on an aver age around 40.000 bales, made last year only 2,500 bales. This, together with the natural depression of the whole country, has so paralyzed busi ness in all lines that it has crippled the financial support of the college. It will be necessary to have financial help from the whole Church to meet the shortage on operating expenses for the last two years and makes ab solutely necessary improvements and added equipment. Without this help, it will be almost impossible for t. school to run the coming year. The school needs at this time at least $10, 000 before it can properly go forward with next year's work. There is no more worthy cause calling to the peo ple of our Church today. A. H. Ferguson, President Board of Directors. SOUTH CAROLINA. Great Falls: Our church has been strengthened by the addition of fif teen new members since the begin ning of this church year. Through the increased interest of the member ship and their support in upholding the hands of the pastor in his ef forts, the church has been wonder fully strengthened in all of its or ganizations. Plans for a handsome now brick church have been formu lated and when this building is com pleted it will be one of the most beau tiful and useful church buildings in this part of the State. L. W. Plttman and C. E. Williams have recently (Continued on page 12) ?