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AND NOW TO THE POINT.
Our Church is doing its Mission work at home and abroad on the theory that just any sort of old "log" will answer for equip ment. So far as we are concerned, we have ceased to lie content with the "log" for our own use ? but anything is good enough for our Missionaries. The Apostle Paul had little equipment, but he also lived in a day when the world knew little of conveniences. The Mis sionary who tracks thiough Macedonia today needs a decent home. IN CHINA, FOR INSTANCE. One of our choicest Missionaries in China has a small, poorly lighted, dingy hall for a chapel, on a back street and in a blind alley. The highest type of Chinese will never enter such a place. They are a very discriminating people. And it is this strata of China's social life we ought to be reaching. NO ROOM FOR KOREANS. In the last two years in Korea, the students seeking; to enter our mission schools have increased from 3,000 to 12,000 and we have no room for them. Yet we ure out in Korea at work to win souls. Why not get a "Ion" and a teacher? "Logs" for Equipment will not work even in this land of poverty. THE SAME SITUATION EXISTS AT HOME. The work of our Assembly's Home Mission Committee is suffering more for lack of Equipment. than for any other thing. Our Mountain Mission Schools are crowded with children and our teachers are begging for equipment. On the Mexican Border men like Skinner and Scott are pleading for decent accommodations. Their equipment is pitifully meager and a disgrace to our church. ALL THIS IS BAD BUSINESS. The Church is in the foreign field and in the waste places at home to win souls. Our disreputable equipment is retarding our workers. Simply to secure larger returns on our invested capital, aside from the moral obligation we owe our Mission aries, more money put into Equipment would pay our Church immensely. THE LOG QUESTIONS WAS NOT SETTLED. When Some One Said: "Mark Hopkins On One End Of A Log and a Student On The Other Would Make a College," that was saying much for the genius of the Cireat. Hopkins; likewise much for the student ? but not much for the "log." To-day we are obligated to consider the log. Back in the early days of tallow candles, pine knots and few books, just any sort ??f "logs" answered ? green or seasoned. But To-day! The "log" must be sawed up and converted into conveniences. Hopkins with only a "log" today would be without students. Modern Science demands elaborate laboratories for example. Equipment is a Modern Age Necessity. Bows and arrows were once weapons of warfare ? but not now. This Comparison has a Point for Every Southern Presbyterian. WHY DO NOT OUR COMMITTEES. For years they have plead for better Equipment. The Church budget for benevolences does not provide enough even to keep pace with the growing needs of our Missionary Force for bare necessities such as food, clothing, and shelter. Nothing is left for better equipment. If the Church would give it the com mittees would so use it. We will never have the money for needed equipment unless we make a special effort to raise it. ANOTHER SPECIAL? Frankly, yes. And the Assembly hap faced the issue. We must not interfere with oiir annual budget through the Pro: grcssive Program; but on the other hand many of our people are frequently taking "stock" in all kinds of appeals for money, many of which have no church connection. This is an effort to have the attention of our people called to their own "Special" needs, and to plead with them to take "stock," with all their spare money, in The Equipment Fund of their own Church. STOCK IN THE WORLD'S GREATEST BUSINESS. We ore asking that "?,000 Shares of Stock be taken at 5100 per share, on December 3rd 'Fir?t Sunday) by individuals and churches, payable within <>0 days. How many will you take? Consult the sjiecific needs listed on this page. The Church can meet these needs if it wants to. Pray that it will want to on Decemlier 3rd. This check may be made out on any bank; may lie dated ahead if desired, and will not lie presented for payment until date designated by drawer. 192 Pay to the Order of T. R.- PRESTON, Treasurer, President Hamilton National Bank. Chattanooga, Tenn. 7o._. Dollars, $. For the Equipment Fund of the Presbyterian Church, U. S. Write Name of Bank Here.) Write Address of Bank Here.) (Sign Name Here.) ON DECEMBER 3RD? 1ST SUNDAY Assembly's Training School, Richmond, Va $50,000 ? 500 Shares Student Loan Fund ? Exec. Com. Education Units of $400 Each .$30,000?300 Shares Mountain Retreat Association $20,000 ? 200 Shares The General Assembly's Stewardship Committee M. E. MELVIN, General Secretary. T. R. PRESTON, Treas. Chattanooga, Tenn. Address the Treas., at Hamilton National Bank and mark envelop ? "Equipment rl" fund