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The Presbyterian of tbe South
Published weekly by the Presbyterian Co., Inc. REV. WM 8. CAMPBELL. D. D. Richmond, Va. REV. A. A. LITTLE, D. D. Meridian, Miia. Editors Addrees ? The Presbyterian of the South, Room S07 Old Dominion Trust Building, 9th and Main 8ts., Riehmond, Va. Entered as seoond-class matter June 16, 1010, at tbe poet-office at Richmond, Va., under the act of Maroh 3. 1870. Terms of Subscription Price. ? Two dollars and fifty cents a year in ad vance. If payment is delayed three months, $3.00. Foreign countries, fifty cents additional. Receipts. ? The label on the wrapper is a receipt or payment. If label is not changed within two weeu after your remittance please notify us. Discontinuances. ? We find that a large majority ?f our subscribers prefer not to have their subscrip ons 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 interruption in his ssries. Notification to discontinue can be sent In at any time during the year, provided all arrearage fa paid. If you wish the paper stopped, write us yourself ? don't ask the postmaster to do it. Chant* of Address.? Give the old as well as the new addreas, and full addreas in all correapondence. Remittances. ? Make all remittances to "The Presbyterian of the South." Obituaries. ? Notices of death, limited to fifty wotds, are published free. Obituary notices and resolutions of respect of Sessions, Societies, etc., are charged for at tbe rate of one cent a word. Cor respondents should see that all names are -written distinctly. VIRGINIA. Richmond: Rally Day in the G in ter Park Sunday School was an occa sion of great interest and drew a very large attendance, including 235 stud ents of the Seminary and Training School, whose return in the fall al ways brings a notable additioi^ to the Christian forces of the commun ity. In front of the desk was dis played the crimson banner with its gilt lettering, stating that this school had won the banner for the largest offering for Sunday-school Extension in East Hanover Presbytery. The ex ercises were under the direction of Rev. W. Taliferro Thompson. D. D., the Seminary expert in Sunday-school work, and there was a capital address by Mr. T. I. Deane, of Florida, a mem ber of the Senior class. The collec tion for Sunday-school Extension amounted to over $666. Union Theological Seminary: The student body at the Seminary has grown so large that some of the pub lic exercises, such as the Wednesday night student-preaching, which havo always heretofore been held in Watts' Chapel, have had to be transferred to the larger auditorium in Schauff ler Hall. The same thing has become necessary in the case of the social functions at the Seminary. Therefore the reception to the large incoming Junior class, instead of being held in Richmond Hall as heretofore, was held in the Recreation Room of Schauffler Hall. It was a delightful occasion, with good speaking, good music and dainty refreshments, and a delightful social commingling, the Ginter Park Church and the Training School for Lay Workers being repre sented as well as the Seminary. The service in memory of the late Professor Theron Hall Rice, D. D., was held in Schauffler Hall Sunday morning, October 15th, and was at tended by a large concourse of peo ple who knew and loved Dr. Rice and who understand the value of the in fluence of his saintly life and his rich ministry as pastor, preacher and teacher. Dr. Thomas Cary Johnson, for many years his intimate friend and colleague, made the address on hlB life, character and work. It was I noble discourse on a noble theme. It will appear in the forthcoming num ber of the Union Seminary Review. The Directors of the Theological Seminary and Religious Training school Survey of New York write that they are -'tremendously Interested1" in the wide distribution of .the homes of our students, and ask to what causes we attribute the fact that we draw from so many states and coun tries. The representation this year is as follows: As is generally the case, it is nip and tuck between Vir ginia and North Carolina: Virginia has 3 0 students here this year, North Car olina 31, Georgia S, Tennessee 7, West Virginia 5, South Carolina 4, China 4, Florida 3, Mississippi 3, Arkansas 3, Missouri 3. Alabama 2, Japan 2 Kentucky 2, District of Columbia 2, Texas 2, Brazil 1, California 1, Illi nois 1, Louisiana 1, Maryland 1, New "iork 1, Pennsylvania 1, Persia l, Philippine Islands 1,. This twenty one states and five foreign countries are represented, and the total num ber of students at prsent is one hun dred and twenty. There has never been anything like this before in our Church. It is, of course, cause for profound thanksgiving. At the same time it raises difficulties. The at tendance overtaxes the Seminary's ca pacity. The Board of Trustees will have to face the question as to what can be done to accommodate this large and steady increase in attendance. Norfolk Presbytery met in Lynn haven Ortober 10. Rev. Harold Shields was elected moderator. Rev. W. N. Mebane was received from Ab ingdon Presbytery. Mr. P. w. Wil son and Mr. S. D. Veerness were re ceived under care of Presbytery as candidates for ministry. A commis sion was appointed to organize a new church at Prentis Park, Portsmouth. Rev. W. D. Reynolds gave an Inter esting address on our Mission Work in Korea. The report of the Horn? Mission Committee showed progress in the Presbytery. Adjourned to meet at. Prentis Park November 17, 1922, at 7:30 P. M. R. B. Orlnnan, 8. C. Petersburg, Tabb Street Church: Our Sunday school has for a long time been sorely crowded. So much so that a part of the manse adjoin ing the church has been used for the Primary Department. The congrega tion on October 15th decided unani mously to erect a modern Sundav school building. This building will be attached to the rear of the pres ent beautiful church, and with the necessary equipment will cost around $25,000. When the plans are carried out we will have one of the best ar ranged and best situated churches in the Synod. The contract, which has been let already, calls for the com pletion of the new addition by April 1st. When East Hanover Presbytery meets with us in the spring we hop3 to entertain it in our new quarters. Much of the credit of this "forward movement" Is due our Sunday school superintendent, H. M. Woody, and the enthusiastic support to the men of the organized Bible class, while the Men's Club of the church has helped no little. C R S Petersburg, Second: The fall work of this church has opened most en couragingly. The attendance at the Communion Service was the largest in the history of the church. Dr. Eg bert W. Smith came to us on the third Sunday speaking morning and evenin/J to largo congregations, re maining over for a third service on Monday night. Every Friday evening of the month is given over to n Young People's Conference with sixty or more of the young people of the congrega tion meeting for two hours of confer ence work, followed by a social hour. Four of these young people have defi nitely decided for Christian work. Twelve prayer services are held each week In homes in different parts of the city preparatory to the evange listic service to be held Nov. 5-19 led by Dr. Henry Ostrom, of Chicago. Hopewell: This church has called to Its pastorate Rev. J. E. Cook, now pastor of the Hoge Memorial church in Richmond. He has not yet an nounced his decision. During the past summer Mr. J. E. Bear, a student of Union Seminary, has done most ef ficient work in this church and city, and the outlook is most gratifying Graham Church is proposing to build a manse. The congregation are feeling keenly their responsibility in a city with now 5,000 inhabitants, and are dividing the city into districts un der the "Friendly Church" plan. Our membership is about 120. On Rally Day, October 1st, we had 114 present. W. M. Lorimer. ALABAMA. East Alabama Prcsbytory : At a spe cial meeting October 11th, Mr. Craw ford A. Pharr, son of Rev. J. F. Pharr, wastaken under its care as a candi date for the ministry. APPALiACHIA. Mooresburfc, Tenn.: The Moores burg church enjoyed a series of ser vices from September 24 to October 4, in which Dr. George F. Robertson, Bristol, Tenn., did the preaching. The Word was preached with power, re sulting in about fifty reconsecrations and seven professions of faith. The morning services, during school days, were in the high school auditorium, and were specially adapted to school children. ARKANSAS. Garland City: The Rev. M. Mar yosip, Synodical evangelist, has as sisted the Rev. Wm. Denham, in evangelistic services here and there with good attendance and interest from the start. There were nine pro fessions and seven additions to the Presbyterian church, and an offering of $25 for Synod's home missions. This church is located in the Red River Valley and is surrounded by one of the finest farming sections in the State. Mt. Holly: Dr. F. F. Fitch, Synodi cal evangelist, assisted the pastor, Rev. R. M. Hammock, in revival ser vices and had very fine attendance at both morning and night services. There were twelve additions to the Presbyterian church on profession and the church very much built up and encouraged. Thirty-two dollars was given for Synod's home mission. Caddo Valley Academy: The Pres byterial Mission School at Womble has begun Its second year under the direction of the Synodical Home Mis sion Committee, and the local school boards of Womble, and the attendance hats passed 285 and constantly in creasing. There are six regular teach ers and one giving part of the time. Each room in the large dormitory is full and there are a number of new applicants. This school now ranks among the best equipped and attended of the Mission Schools of the South em Presbyterian Church. They need some more good books for their li brary. Mount Ida: Rev. T. H. Watkins, Synodical Evangelist, preached for this church for ten days in the first part of October. Several things inter fered with the attendance at the meet ing. School was going on, the gen eral elction was held during the meet ing and the pastor, Rev. John T. Barr, was taken sick and was absent during the latter part of the meeting.!. Hot withstanding these adverse conditions, Mr. Watkins preached faithfully and earnestly to the edification of those who heard him and to the strengthen ing of the church. He is a splendid man to have in a meeting, and the Synod is fortunate in having him in its corps of evangelists. Pino Bluff First: The pastorate of Rev. R. Excell Fry, lately of Central church, Mobile, opened here on Sep tember 1st most auspiciously. The beautiful new manse, built and furn ished at a cost of nearly. $20,000, was dedicated as a Christian home before occupancy on September 11th. Twenty-one new members were wel comed on October 1st at the com munion service. The Christian En deavor Society has been reorganized. All other organizations of the church are active. A reception in honor of the pastor and his wife was given in the church parlors by the Woman's Auxiliary on October 5th. The Aux iliary has also fitted up a study and ofllce for the pastor at the church in a most handsome and convenient man ner. FLORIDA. Synod met October 10th at St. Pe tersburg. The opening sermon was preached by the retiring moderator. Rev. Dr. D. J. Currie. Rev. W. A. Cleveland was elected moderator. A committee consisting of Rev. E. D. Brownlee, W. J. Garrison, C. H. Fer ran, L. E. McNair, W. E. Mcllwaine and Elders H. C. Dubose, N. P. Pow ell, C. T. Paxton and Judge T. F. West, to consider the advisability of taking steps to establish a Synodical College. Rev. Wesley Baker, representative of the Assembly's Publication Commit tee, addressed the Synod on the Pro gressive Program. Rev. L^ Ross* Lynn spoke on "Thornwell Orphanage, and Rev. Dr. Melton Clark on Columbia Seminary. Rev. Dr. W. E. Mcllwaine, president of Palmer College, spoke on the education institutions of Florida. The next meeting will be at Tallahas see. Orlnmlo: Five new members were recently received into this church, of which Rev. T. H. McConnell is pas tor. Rev. Dr. Gilbert Glass, General Superintendent of Sunday-school and Young People's Work, is expected to visit this church on November 5th. GEORGIA. Columbus: A very large congrega tion filled the Sanctuary of the First Church at our Fall Communion. Our pastor, Dr. I. S. McElroy, conducted the services in a tender and impressive manner. He read the names of twenty-four members who had been received during the last three months, making forty-five additions since our Spring Communion. This good re port is duo in part to the good work of the Rev. A. D. Wauchope, who was ?with us for a week and preached the Gospel with power. He is the Evan gelist of the Synod of Georgia and the Synod is to bo congratulated. There are and have been for the last two years four prayer meetings every week at different points in the con gregation and in a large part con ducted by the- members. The Mission in Dudley Avenue will soon be organized into a church, with about fifty members. Mr. T. B. Hay, of Columbia Theological Seminary, has charge of this work and is giving great satisfaction. a R. L. Campbell. Jefferson: Rev. M. E. Peabody, pas tor of the Jefferson church, has re ceived a call to the pastorate of th?