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(Continued from page 7) practically every girl who goes out is a saved woman ? saved soul and body. The missionaries are trying to reach all the women of Japan. Each class has to be won in a different way. The rich, the poor, those work ing in factories and mines, those in the country, and those whose lives are sold to sin, these all must be won to our Saviour. It is a huge task. The forces i\t work are totally inadequate. The need of workers to work among women and girls is so great. Can't you go? Could you find a field where there is a better oppor tunity for work for our Master, than among the women and girls of Japan? A IjETTER FROM MRS. WIN8ROR OUGH. Church Paper Week is November r>th-12th. We hope you are preparing to make it a greater success even than last year. We cannot overestimate the value of the religious newspaper in the life and work of the Church. Its widespread influence is fundamen tal to the real religious progress. Every day we are understanding more clearly the strategic place the Christian home must occupy if the Church is to advance. Most of the social and religious problems facing us to-day would be more easily solved if Christian homes were in the ma jority in America. There are few greater aids in establishing and main taining such homes than the well-pre pared, carefully edited Church paper. The father finds here the current topics of the day ably presented from the Christian vitwpoint. He reads ar ticles on Christian living from the pens of our ablest men. The mother is strengthened in her own spiritual life by its messages and aided in her Auxiliary work by the department devoted to that organiza tion. The young people find the Sunday school lessons ably expounded In its pages for both pupils and teachers, while the topics for Christian Endea vor are presented most helpfully. The children revel in the whole some and delightful stories and let ters from other children. ?The entire family is kept in touch with the life of the Church at large, until the de nomination becomes one great house hold of faith through this medium of the Church paper. Can we do a better thing for the Church or for the kingdom than to send this helpful influence into every household of our Church? Will you begin to plan at once for making the canvass? With all good wishes for your suc cess, I am, Faithfully yours, H. P. Winsborough. OHRISTMAS PRESENTS. Our missionaries are far away and to make sure that they will have your gifts on Christmas Day you should inail them not later than November 15th. Last week's issue The Presby terian of the South, Woman's Depart ment, gave a suggestive list of gifts. Many others you may think of. Wrap your gifts strongly and tie well. Put the least honest value on them. This story will illustrate. A lover of missionaries bought a work-bag at a Christmas sale, for which she paid *1.80. This full value she put on the mailing tag. Over there the postal authorities added 60 per cent, because of a fleck of em broidery, and so the innocent mis sionary paid 90 cents for a cotton work-bag, which she could not afford to spend, and for which the original cost had been about 40 cents. So please be careful, for the sake of the missionaries. Send many gifts, but put the lowest cost value on your package. That work-bag should have been valued at 40 cents. SOUTHWEST GEORGIA PRESBYTE RIAL. The Presbyterial of Southwest Georgia has staged three Efficiency Conferences in the last three weeks in Camilla, Moultrie and Thomasville. Each of these places entertained seven societies of nearby towns. The dis cussions in these conferences an cen tered upon the betterment of women's work in the Church. After a day to gether the women left feeling encour aged and inspired to carry on the work He has laid upon them. Very bountiful dinners were served in each place and the hospitality rang true. Mrs. Campbell Symonds, Chairman Presbyterial Publicity. STOP! STOP! Please do not send any more ging ham scraps to the Auxiliary. You have responded nobly to tho request of last summer, and we have sent half a ton (more or less) of gingham scraps to Miss Grier's hos pital in China. They are well covered by this time, we are sure. Lately we have sent the overflow to Miss Mable Neill, Guerrant, Ky.t who can use them to advantage wita the mountain women. Miss Earline Coz, Levi, Ky., can also use them. Forward them direct to these ad dresses. The Woman's Auxiliary. WANTED: A PIANO! The girls' dormitory at Stillman In stitute is a building to be proud of. Built of fine brick with stone trim mings, it contains an equipment which insures splendid work from the stu dent body. It lacks but one thing: A piano! No school can properly operate with out a musical instrument, especially is music essential to a school of col ored girls who come from a race marked by a passionate love of music. Who will give these girls a piano? Write to Mrs. J. G. Snedecor, Tus caloosa, Ala. H. P. W. HOME MISSION PAGEANT. A pageant, beautifully written by Mrs. T. C. Peden, Westminster, S. C., summarizing the facts and truths In a very forceful way of our Home Mission Study Book, "Unfinished Task," has been published. It is called "Our Task ? Christianizing America," and can be used at tho close of a week's study of the book with telling effect. Auxiliaries are urged to secure sample copies by send ing 10 cents to Mrs. J. Manning Black, Anderson, S. C., Secretary Assembly's Home Missions of Piedmont Presby terials. MISSIONARY SAILING. Mrs. Emma Bissett Rice, of our mission at Haichow, China, is return ing to her work and will sail on No vember 6th from San Francisco, Cal., on the steamship Nile. Letters or packages to be sent her should be mailed at the earliest date possible. At least eight days should be allowed for letters and more time for pack ages. LAYMEN. (Continued from page 7) believing in the manifest destiny of the preservation of the Union. As the whole is greater than any of its parts so the Brotherhood as a whole, and the Association Movement in this country is more than any of its parts, local, state or national. The colonies after the Revolution stood at the parting of the ways. They had to take the next step and go on to a Federated government or to face disintegration in the face of forces which threatened there very life. I believe the Association,' is standing where the colonies did in that crisis. If we may change the figure and borrow an illustration from one of our leading Metropolitan secretaries, the present Association Movement is like a football team with the local, state and international forces corre sponding to the men in the line, tlie half-backs and the full-back. We have a team on which we know who are to play in the line and who are the backs, but we have no captain and no one to give the signals, nor are we willing to agree upon any. We have a team of star individual players. Each man is playing his best, but the team is not working together. Two backs are often trying to carry the ball at once, and there is no system of signals to coordinate the players for effective team work. If we are to face the immediate co ordination and ultimate consolidation of our work, I believe we may build upon four of the principles enunciated by the General Secretary of the In ternational Committee at the Niagara Falls Conference. 1. "The basic principle is the in dependence and autonomy of the in dividual Association. 2. "The General Agencies are cre ated by the autonomous Associations in order to help in the solution of common problems, to aid the expres sion of the common will and to further that fellowship in thought, prayer and action without which the pur pose of the Movement cannot be achieved. The General Agencies are never ends in themselves, but are means for realizing onas determined by the Associations which create them. 7. "The plan of organization of the General Agencies and of the legisla tive gatherings of the Associations should be such as will keep the Gen eral Agencies sensitive to the desires and quickly responsive to the ex pressed will of the Association Broth erhood. 15. "In the framing and executing of any plans, we should heed the les son enforced by the history of Chris tian organizations throughout the cen turies, and notably by that of the early Christian Churcn, that effective and fruitful Christian organization is not so much a matter or legal and for mal arrangements as of a human fel lowship dominated by the Spirit of Christ; and that in the outworking of any new plan for the General Agen cies, all care should be exercised to ensure tho most open ana personal re lations between their members and representatives and those of the As sociations which they represent, and thus to further the largest constant manifestation of the Living Christ in the corporate life of the Associations." I believe we must in some way co ordinate the present State and Inter national work and finally have but a single general agency expressing the will of a united brotherhood. We must reduce the size of our conven tion from an impossible, unwleldly mass of men who come together for inspirational addresses, to an effective representative body meeting yearly to transact real business. I believe that we can learn a lesson from the pres ent work in the State of Indiana. In stead of the old bureaucracy in the state work, unrelated to the city as sociations and often competing with them, we now have an organization that represents the local Associations The State Committee is composed of the presidents and principal secreta ries of these Associations. It is not for independent competitive work. It is their own work coordinated to strengthen the local Association. Now suppose that we have local As sociations choosing their own repre sentatives for each State Committee and State Convention. Supposing that the State Committee is chosen by the local Associations in the State Con vention by carefully safe-guarded pro cesses. Supposing that the State Committees, or the State Conventions, elect three-fourths of the Interna-, tional Committee and the remaining fourth be chosen by cooption by the Committee itself. Let all legislative policies be built from the ground up; while executive work shall function from the top down. We should have checks, safeguards and j corrective just as there are in the case of our national government. What would America represent or what could she accomplish in the world if our local, state and national governments were as loosely organized, or disorganized, as our present Association Movement? As a nation, we have a definite consti tution. I believe that the Association equally needs such a constitution. The same unwillingness to federate, to draw up a constitution, to provide for executive, legislative and judicial func tions that marked the thirteen compet ing colonies marks the Association movement today. The whole trend In business, in gov ernment and in religion Ts toward ef ficient, coordinated, unified, yet dem ocratic and representative organiza tion. I believe we should have one small headquarters force and one field force for the general agency bound together; not two budgets, two finan cial appeals and two competing agen cies. If we had such a new national or international committee, it "would bo the creation of the local Associa tions. It would represent them in its personnel and policies. It would be theirs. It would express their will, be subject to their review, criticism and recall. We would have a far more immediate and effective control over it than we have in the case of our own national government. Our Movement today is made up of a body of secretaries and of lay men. The secretaries know far more about the technical organization than the laymen. But I believe that re lief from our present difficulties must come from the laymen. I do not believe that the efficient Christian business men of Amer ica will long be content with such a state of things as are now found in our Associations. I believe they will demand immediate cooperation and coordination, and ultimate consolida tion of all our work Into one move ment and one general agency. Has not the time come to take a long look ahead and to consider, not uiily each his own things, but also the things of others? Can we not move forward toward the goal of a unified and effective national, state and local work, preserving local autonomy but an autonomy self-limited in represent ative federated unity ana efficiency? ? Association Forum.