Newspaper Page Text
The Presbyterian of the South
Publlihrd weekly by the Presbyterian Co., Inc. REV. WM. 8. CAMPBELL. D. D. Richmond, V*. REV. A. A. LITTLE. D. D. Meridian, MiM. Editor* Addre**? The Presbyterian of the South. Room 307 Old Dominion Trust Building, 0th and Main St*., Richmond, Va. Entered as second-class matter June 15, 1010, at the post-office at Richmond, Va., under the act of March 3. 1879. Terms of Subscription Price. ? Two dollars and fifty ccnts a year in ad vance. If payment is delayed three months, $3.00. Foreign countries, one dollar additional. Receipt*. ? The label on the wrapper is a receipt or payment. If label is not changed within two weeks after your remittance please notify us. Discontinuance*. ? We find that a large majority of our subscribers prefer not to have their subscrip tions interrupted and their files broken in case they fail to remit before expiration. It is therefore assumed, unless notification to discontinue is re ceived, that the subscriber wishes no interuption in his series. Notification to discontinue can be sent in at any time during the year, provided all arrearage is paid. If you wish the paper stopped, write us yourself ? don't ask the postmaster to do it. Change of Address. ? Give the old as well as the new address, and full address in all correspondence. Remittance*. ? Make all remittances to "The Presbyterian of the Svuth." Obituaries. ? Notices of death, limited to fifty words, are published free. Obituary notice* and resolutions of respect of Sessions, Societies, etc., are charged for at the rate of one cent a word. Cor respondent* should see that all names are written distinctly. VIRGINIA. MaHsancfta Springs Conference: This enterprise, edstined to be the Montreat of the Valley o! Virginia, is oding well. The Missionary Week, August 8-13, will be an outstanding week among the inspiring weeks of the charming Massanetta meetings. It will be featured by addresses from picked men from the Orient, Latin America as well as Africa. Besides, there will be splendid stereoptican views with beautiful pageants on one or two nights. On August 8th there will be an unique all-day service for the men in charge. Mr. Caldwell, chairman of the laymen in Lexing ton Presbytery; Dr. Egbert W. Smith, fresh from the Congo, is expected, as is Dr. Thornton Whaling from Louisville, who will conduct the Bible hour. MaMNanctta Conference** are being held at Massanetta Springs, and some of the literature sent out seemed to imply that there was a postofflce there of that name. We are informed by the postofflce that there is no offlcfe there, and that mail should be ad dressed to Massanetta Springs, Har risonburg, Va. King William County: A commis sion of East Hanover Presbytery met at Trinity Union chapel in this county July 23rd and ordained Mr. Harry B. Fraser as an evangelist. Rev. L. M. Curtis presided, asked the questions and offered the ordination prayer. Rev. H. J. Williams delivered the charge to the evangelist and Mr. John H. Reed was secretary. There is no Presbyterian church in this county. Staunton, Va.: Rev. A. M. Praser, D. D., has been invited to deliver the Sinythe lectures at Columbia Semi nary next February. Colilers town : Rev. Graham Oimer from Tinkling Spring is conducting a very interesting meeting, assisting Rev. J. K. Parker of this church. Ijcxingtoii: Rev. J. M. Blain from China preached morning and night in this church last Sunday. Ileiilah Church: A meeting of especial interest has been held In this church in which the pastor, Rev. J. A. Mawhinney, was assisted by Rev. Dr. E. W. McCorkle. The attendance was excellent, the interest deep and there were ten or eleven persons added to the church. The people are most kind to their pastor and united, harmonious and loyal In their sup port of him and his faithful helpmeet. The singing was a feature of t his meeting and was unusually good. The old-time hospitality of the people at Beulah was delightful. The visits for prayer and conference at the homes helped the service in the mo.jt effective manner. Iteosburg: Rev. J. L. King of this church has been spending his vaca tion at Rockbridge Baths. Harrisonburg: Mr. P. W. Price was ordained to the ministry as a for eign missionary in this church by a commission of Lexington Presbytery, consisting of Rev. I)r. A. M. Fraser, Rev. Dr. E. W. McCorkle, Rev. P. K. Young, Rev. H. S. Turner, Rev. Dr. B. P. Wilson and Ruling Elders George E. Sipe and Wallace McClure. Mr. Price is the oldest son of Rev. Dr. I*. F. Price, one of our missionaries to China. He is a nephew of Dr. B. P. Wilson, the pastor of this church. He and his three brothers are all pre paring to go to China as missionaries. The ordination services were beauti ful and impressive. While Mr. Price has been in America, besides pursuing his college work, he has been actively working among the Chinese students found in our colleges. Having been born and reared in China, he is able to get quite close to these foreign students. It is through him that Mr. Peter Linn, a Chinese student, placed his letter in our church ; also that C. K. Chin, who comes from a non-Christian home in China, now a student at Davidson College, made a public confession and united with our Church at the last communion. These young men are bright students and gentlemen in the highest sense of the- word. Through such men is the hope of China. Farmvillo; The statement was made in this paper on July 12th that this church was erecting a new house of worship. We find that this is a mis take. The church is making additions to its present building and making other improvements, which will cost about $20,000. Portsmouth First Church: On a recent Sabbath the following new of ficers were added to the official family of this church at a meeting of the con gregation: James P. Daugherty and Ralph M. Stokes to the session, and Raymond C. Dempsey, Maurice E. Bennett, Ingram C. Goad and George T. Ewell to the Board of Deacons. This church now has one of tlje most efficient bodies of officers in this part of the State. The interest in all de partments of the church is keeping up well through the hot. weather. The pastor. Rev. T. C. Bales, will spend the month of August in Montreat, N, C., and Morrlstown, Tenn. ALABAMA. Uriah: A week of meeting has just been concluded here. It is new ter ritory for Presbyterians, but the in terest of the people was most en couraging. Conditions for the organ' zation of a church are very favorable. HuntHvillc: The Kev. N. G. Stevens of Louisville, Ky., has been called to the pastorate of the First Presby terian church of this city. Montgomery: The Sunday School Convention of Central, Ala., Presby tery met in the First Colored Presby terian church July 20 to 23. There were delegates from all parts of the State. The attendance locally was very good. The program covered many phases of Sunday school work. The papers and addresses were good, indeed. Much good was done. Whi'e these ministers and delegates attend, these conventions at a great sacrifice, yet the good accomplished over balances the cost. A lasting impres sion was made on the church and community. The hope of the Presby terian church among my people is in the Sunday school and Day school. I. C. H. Champney, General Superintendent. Birmingham: Rev. James A. Bryan, I). D., pastor of the Birmingham Third church, had to take a rest from his arduous labors, and by direction of his physicians, is now in a Mobile sanitarium. The latest report from the hospital concerning him is that his condition is much better. All Birmingham is missing Dr. Bryan, and many are the prayers for his speedy recovery. North Alabama Presbytery, in a special meeting on July 28th, re ceived under its care as candidates for the ministry Mr. A. Yancey Bowie of the First church of Talladega an*. Mr. Wick Bromall of the Vine Street church, Birmingham; and, at the same meeting. Rev. R. T. Liston was granted permission to labor outside the bounds of Presbytery. By direction of the Presbytery, Rev. J. T. Slieffeilin is supplying the Plunkett Memorial church, Fairfield, Alabama, until the fall meeting of the Presbytery. Knsley Church has given its pastor, Rev. J. F. Logeman, a leave of ab sence for three months, that he might recuperate from a throat affection that followed an attack of influenza. It is expected that his stay at Battle Creek Sanitarium will give him a speedy cure. APPALACHIA. Abinjson Presbytery will meet in Maple Grove church, in Beaver Creek congregation, near Wyndale, Virginia, August 29th, 1922, at 8 o'clock P. M. C. R. Lacy, S. C. Abingdon Presbytery's Kvungolist ic Campaign: in two and one-half months more than twenty-seven meetings have been held. Three churches report no professions. Twenty-three churches report 49b' professions and 279 additions to their churches. Four churches in which meetings have not been held report 56 additions on profession. Forty young people have enlisted for life service. Meetings to be held during the month of August: Green Spring, Abingdon, Va., July 30, August 1?.; Rev. Dr. John L. Alli son preaching. Bland church. Point Pleasant, Va., August 8 to 18; Rev. James Herron preaching. Spencer chapel, Ocala, Va., August 13 to 27; Rev. G. H. Gilmer preach ing. Liberty Hill church, Pounding Mill, Va., August 13 to 27; Rev. J. McD. Lacy preaching. Galax church, Galax, Va., August 13 to 27; Rev. D. H. Graham preach ing. Tazewell church, Tazewell, Va., August 22 to 30; Rev. R. G. McLees preaching. Draper's Valley church, Draper, Vp.., August 23 to September 10; Dr. Harry A. Thomson preaching. * Thomson's Valley church, Tazewell, Va., August 28 to September 10; Rev. J. McD. Lacy preaching. Please pray for these meetings. Watch the papers for news notes. Pino Bluff: The Alexander Memo rial church has just closed a very successful Daily Vacation Bible school. Miss Lillian Edwards of Memphis, Tenn., was principal. She has been secured for pastor's assistant and be ginning September 1 will give full time to work in this church. She will have charge of the department of religious education and social ac tivities for which she Is uniquely qualified. A week-day program will be carried out as far as possible, a work which no other church la the city is attempting so far. The church is splendidly located in easy reach of many children and the "field Is white unto the harvest." Rev. J. E. Wallace has been pastor of this people for a little over eighteen months and in that time the church has grown rapidly. They have adopted the use of motion pictures as a part of the regular worship and instruction in Bible and religion. Ten of our young people attended the All-South C. E. Convention at Hot Springs July 13 17. Their Senior society took second place in the State and in many re spects outranked all others. For all these good things we thank God and take courage. ARKANSAS. Tate's Bluff: The Rev. Win. Den ham, pastor, conducted a revival serv ice in this church recently and had a very fine meeting. There was good attendance and the presence of the Holy Spirit was felt from the begin ning and the membership was quick ened and revived. There were six ad ditions to the church on profession. This is one of our small but active country churches and gives promise of continued growth and evelopment. Mountain Kvangellst: The Rev. Charles G. Peiguson of Ouachita Presbytery devotes his entire time to home mission and evangelistic work In the mountains of Pike, Montgomery and Clark counties, and has been very faithful in serving this field. There are three organized churches, Alpine, Abner and Kirby and then one-half his time is devoted to districts where there are no churches of any kind. The Home Mission Committee has just given a good, strong buggy for use in this work and his labors will be not as irksome as hitherto. \ t\ ? FLORIDA. IVnsneola: This church, of which Kev. Dr. Francis Tappey is pastor, during the past quarter received 22 new members. Twelve of the young people of the congregation went as delegates to the Young People's Con ference at Montreat. One of them wrote home saying that "Montreat is just as near heaven as any place on earth can be." The pastoral relation between the Rev. W. E. Mcllwain, D. D., and the Knox church has been dissolved, to take effect on September 1, at which time Dr. Mcllwain becomes the presi dent of Palmer College at DeFunlak Springs, Fla. The pulpit of the Knox church will be supplied during the month of ? August by the Rev. J. P. Word of Panama City, Fla. Milton: Rev. George Mason was recently installed pastor of this church by a commission of Presbytery consisting of Rev. Dr. Francis Tap pey, Rev. Dr. W. E. Mcllwain and Rev. Dr. C. W. Humphreys. Ht. Andrews: The church at St. Andrews was left without a pastor when Rev. Ira Miller resigned the work on account ill health. The Home Mission committee took Immediate steps for the work to go on without interruption. They secured the ser vices of Miss Wilhemina Whittfd of Ohipley, Florida, to give all of her time in directing the work of the dif ferent departments of the church. Rev. T. C. Delaney, pastor of the church at Chipley, was secured to preach there once a month until per manent arrangements could be made. On account of a shortage in tho Home ^fission funds of th? Presbytery the services of Miss Whitted have been discontinued. This was a great loss to the church as she was making things count in the activities ot tb?