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COLLEGE TO MEET
Summer Conference to Be
Held June 13 to 18
The third annual College of Preachers’
Summer Conference of Washington
Cathedral wMII be held June 13 to IS
■with an attendance of clergymen from
many States at the Cathedral Offices
• m Mount St. Alban. The officers of
the conference are: Warden and
chaplain. Right Rev. Philip M. Rhine
lander. formerly Bishop of Pennsyl
vania and now canon of Washington
Cathedral; assistant director. Rev.
Dr. W. L. DeVries, chancellor of
Washington, Cathedral, and registrar.
Rev. C. E. Buck, rector of Christ
Church, Washington parish.
All services of the conference, in
cluding the meditations, will be held
in the Bethlehem Chapel, except
compline (final services before return
ing for the night), which will be in
the little sanctuary. All conferences,
lectures and group discussions will be
held in Whitby Hall, except as other
Out-of-town students will live at
Whitby Hill and at St. Alban’s School
for Boys in the Cathedral Close, which
will be closed for the Summer at the
time of the conference.
Third Annual Conference.
This will be the third of the annual
conferences of clergy held in prepara
tion for the permanent organization
of the College of Preachers of Wash
ington Cathedral. Its aim is to give
training in preaching and especially
to equip men to reach those who are
out of touch with Christ and His
Church. This year special emphasis
will be put on the technique of
*'l believe the church will have,
must have, somewhere, somehow,”
said Bishop Rhinelander, ‘‘a special
post-graduote school for the training
and equipping of its evangelistic
teachers. If it is not here, it will be
elsewhere. We should at once have
a building, to make our work perma
nent and active all the year round, and
a permanent resident head. To
wards the building we have rather
more than $50,000 now. We need
SIOO,OOO more before we ran begin to
put up the first unit of the proposed
Program for Sessions.
The program for this year’s Sum
mer conference will be as follows:
June 13—Registration, greeting and
fellowship meeting. Cathedral Library,
8 to 0:30 p.ni.
June 14—After religious exercises
the first lecture will l>e given by Rev.
Dr. W. C. Woods of Kent School.
Connecticut, on “Evolution and the
Incarnation.” Dr. Woods will continue
his lecture on Wednesday. Thursday
and Friday Rev. Leonard Hodgson of
the General Theological Seminary,
New York, will lecture on "Preaching
on the Atonement.”
At noon each day a conference will
be held with the lecturers after dis
cussion groups have met from 11 a.m.
to 11:46 a.m. A second lecture will
be given on Thursday and Friday by
Prof. Charles S. Baldwin of Columbia
University, New York, on "Preaching
as Public Speaking." Practice and
discussion groups will be held under
the direction of Prof. Baldwin. On
Friday night an address will be given
’by Right Rev. Thomas C. Darst,
Bishop of East Carolina and chairman
of the National Commission on
Evangelism, on "Follow-up of the
Bishops’ Crusade.” The last gather
ing of the conference will be for cele
bration of the hplv communion and
«in addresa in the Bethlehem Chapel
POEM TO BE* BASIS
OF MINISTER’S SERMON
Chevy Chase Young People's Group
to Hold Open-Air Service
“My Patch of Blue” is the subject
«f the communion service at the
Chevy Chase Baptist Church tomor
row morning by the pastor. Rev. Ed
ward O. Clark. It will be taken from
the poem of the same title written by
the late Mrs. Mary M. Carson.
The Young People’s Society will take
an automobile ride to Lyon Park, Va.,
where, at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
A. Chester Brown, an out-of-doors
Service will be conducted at 7 p.m.
All members of the society, as well as
any others in the church who may
desire to go, are urged to be at the
church at 3:30 p.m. On account of
this meeting, there will be no evening
service at the church at 8 o’clock.
The Woman’s Society will enter
tain the quarterly missionary meeting
of the District Monday, at 10:30 a.m.
and a luncheon will be served at noon.
Mrs. George Gravatt is president of
the local society.
The community church vacation
jschool, with which the church is co
operating. will be opened June 27, for
tail children from 4 to 14 years of age.
Miss Margaret A. Simonds has been
Engaged as director of the school.
PAGEANT TO BE GIVEN.
Sunday School to Present Mission
Rev. Dr. Charles Wood will preach
at both services tomorrow at the
Church of the Covenant. At 11 a.m.
he will preach on "The New Atheism,"
and at 8 p.m., on “Men Who Keep the
Soul of the World Alive or Kill It,
Hezekiah and Rabshakeh.”
"Christian Arithmetic,” a mission
ary pageant. will be presented by Miss
Rebekah Morse’s Sunday school class
to the Christian Endeavor Society at
7 o'clock. The midweek service for
prayer and conference, Thursday, at
WILL END FIRST YEAR.
Washington Baptist College to
Close Work Monday.
The Washington Baptist College will
close its first year’s work tomorrow
and Monday. The annual sermon will
he delivered by Dr. W. H. Jernagin
at Mount Carmel Church, Third and I
streets, tomorrow evening.
The closing exercises will be held at
Mount Carmel Church Monday eve
ning and the address will be made by
Dr. W. H. Brooks, pastor Nineteenth
Street Baptist Church.
Class Plans Outing.
The Men's Bible Class of Calvary
Methodist Episcopal Church, taught
by Dr. A. C. Christie, will hold Its
annual outdoor e\ent at the home of
c. c. and E. E. Murray, 5625 Rock
Creek Ford road, Chevy Chase, June
18, according to an announcement by
the president, H. H. Moore. The sec
retary of the class is Cyrus M. Mur
Deanwood Church Service.
Services at Zion Baptist Church,
Deanwood, D. C., tomorrow at 11
o'clock will be led by the pastor, Rev.
Leon S. Wormley on "Lindbergh in
the Belly of the Whale.” A sermon
will be preached to the members of the
Ward M. E. Church by the pastor at
4 p.m. The subject for the night
1 service will be "Making Our Homes
DRAMATIC EVENTS IN BIBLE HISTORY —Peter and the Roman Centurion. By Harlowe R. Hoyt and Walter Scott
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andel to surr? avnire ni-Hprpd him to Slav messaiders of- *• Caesarea. Fteter
mon the Apostle Peter from eat them. Peter refused. rapped at Simons door. baptized Cornelius and all of his household.
Joppa and leam thereat truths. * What God Hearing their message, Peter understood Thus was taken another step toward
Cornelius sent three messengers not common, the voice relied his vision and went with them. breaking down the barrier between Jew and Gentile.
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TO OPEN MONDAY
Calvary Baptist Church to Be
Scene of Institute to
The Church Vacation School Insti
tute for training workers will convene
Monday in Calvary Baptist Church,
H and Eighth streets. The institute
will be held under the auspices of the
vacation school department of the
Washington Federation of Churches.
The sessions will be from 2 to 4 p.m.,
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and
at the same hours the week following,
June 13, 14 and 15.
The following leaders have been se
cured to conduct the different courses
of the institute: Mrs. Rossel E.
Mitchell of Mount Vernon Place
Methodist Episcopal Church South,
will have charge of the primary
work; Miss Dorothy Lucas, director
of religious education, Washington
District, Methodist Episcopal Church,
will conduct the beginners’ depart
ment. The juniors will have several
leaders, among which will he Dr. J.
R. Duffield, executive secretary,
Washington City Presbytery; Rev.
John C. Milllan, director religious
education, Foundry Methodist Epis
copal Church; Rev. William A. Mc-
Kee, director religious education,
Mount Vernon Place Methodist Epis
copal Church, South; Miss Mary A.
Coit, director religious education.
Central Presbyterian Church, and
Mrs. Frank T. Israel. Subjects con
sidered next week will be: June 6,
worship; June 7, curriculum; June 8,
Volunteer as well as paid workers
may attend the institute. A small
registration fee will be charged and
registration cards may be secured
from the director, Rev. E. O. Clark,
at the office of the Federation of
Churches, 941 Woodward Building.
Episcopal Group Offers to
Promote Attendance at
Church Summer Schools.
The department of religious edu
cation of the executive council of the
Episcopal Church In the Diocese of
Washington, at its meeting this week,
completed arrangements for assisting
financially such teachers in the Sun
day schools of the diocese as wish to
attend church Summer schools in the
neighborhood. The matter will be
handled from the diocesan offices with
the assistance of William C. Beck,
treasurer of the department.
Schools Scheduled. s
The Summer schools of religious
education referred to are the Penin
sula Summer School at Ocean City,
Md., opening June 20 and continuing
for six days; the Sweet Briar Confer
ence at Sweet Briar College, Va., also
commencing June 20, but continuing
for 12 days; the Blue Mountain Con
ference, opening at Hood College,
Frederick, Md., July 11 and lasting
until July 23. and the Lawrenceville
Conference for colored church work
ers at St. Paul School, Va., July 18
fct 30. To ecah of these the diocesan
department grants a limited number
of partial scholarships to deserving
teachers, especially from rural and
small churches which are unable to
send teachers at the expense of the
church. The distribution of scholar
ships will be made next week.
Courses Open to Students.
All the Summer schools provide
courses for mission study and for so
cial service workers and for church
people of all types. Young people
form a distinct group at the schools.
The Blue Mountain Conference, for
which this diocese is largely respon
sible, is distinctly an "advanced
course” intended primarily for those
who have had one or more courses at
the more elementary schools. There
will he 48 different Summer confer
ences held under the auspices of the
Episcopal Church in different parts
of the United States during the Sum
mer of 1927.
REV. D. N. DEPP TO PREACH
Whitsunday Services Will Be Held
at Calvary Methodist.
Whitsunday, the anniversary of the
first Pentecost, will be appropriately
commemorated tomorrow in Calvary
Methodist Episcopal Church, Colum
bia road near Fifteenth street. At
the morning worship there will be
also the service of the holy communion
and the minister, Rev. D. N. Depp,
will preach a sermon on “The Holy
Spirit Is the Great Ally.”
At the evening service, at 8 o’clock,
the theme of the sermon is “The Un
BISHOP TO PREACH.
Prelate From New Mexico Was
Former Georgetown Rector.
Right Rev. Frederick B. Howden,
Bishop of New Mexico, will be the
preacher at the 11 o’clock morning
service tomorrow at St. John’s Church,
Bishop Howden was rector of St.
John’s for 13 years, leaving there in
1914, when he was made Bishop of
THE ETENTEO STAR. WASmECiTOE, TT. C:, SATURDAY; .TONE' 4; 1927:
MEN’S SERVICE SPEAKER.;
William Knowles Cooper to Ad
s dress Cuthbert Class.
William Knowles Cooper, general
secretary of the Y’oung Men’s Chris
tian Association, will be the principal
speaker at Peck Memorial Chapel to
morrow, at 7:45 p.m.. at a special
t men’s night service, under the auspices
' of the Cuthbert Class.
The pastor, Rev. Irving W.
Ketchum, will have for his subject in
the morning, “The Peace of Jesus.”
The men's class will meet at 9:45
a.m., to go in a body on a visit to the
men’s class of the new Methodist
church near Tenleytown. on Wiscon
sin avenue. The Sunday school will
celebrate Flower day in the chapel at
' 3 o’clock. The subject of the Christian
, Endeavor meeting will be ‘A Chris
, tian's Responsibility for a Strong
Program of Blue * Mountain
Parley, July 11-23, Under
Episcopal Church Auspices.
A feature of the program of the
Blue Mountain Conference, under the
auspices of the Episcopal Church, to
be held at Hood College, Frederick,
Md.. July 11-23, under the presidency
of Right Rev. Walter H. Overs, will
be the course on “Social Service.”
The Blue Mountain Conference is
designed to afford an opportunity for
self-improvement to every class of
church men and women. The lecture
program is divided into five parts, not
including the School of Religious
Drama, which Is a separate activity.
Three of these parts are devoted re
spectively to missions, religious educa
tion and social service. There are also
groups of lectures on general subjects
and on the Bible.
The first of the series of lectures on
social service will be delivered by Rev.
John M. Nelson, canon missioner of
Christ Church Cathedral. Louisville,
Ky. His subject will be “General
Principles of Christian Social Service,”
which is a credit course in the Na
tional Accredited Teachers’ Associa
Second Social Service Course.
The second of the social service
courses w'ill consist of a discussion of
concrete “cases” with practical solu
tions. This w'ill be given by Miss
Anne T. Vernon, field secretary of the
department of Christian social service
in the Diocese of Rhode Island.
There also will be a School of Re
ligious Drama. Those who register
for work In this school will unite with
the rest of the conference in attend
ing daily the morning lecture on per
sonal religion by Rev. Dr. James O. S.
Huntington, father superior of the Or
der of the Holy Cross, the chaplain of
tHe conference. All persons attending
the conference are expected to hear
Father Huntington daily, as "Personal
Religion” is the keynote of the confer
Religious Drama a Feature.
After the first hour students in the
School of Religious Drama are free to
devote all the rest of their time to the
study and production of plays. Miss
Joy Higgins, director of the School of
Religious Drama, will give a course
on “Religious Drama in the Parish,”
which is a credit course in the Nation
al Accredited Teachers’ Association.
Students in the school will also have
a period in the workshop, designing
and making costumes and properties.
A religious play will be given on one
of the last two or three evenings of
the conference, in w'hich members of
the School of Religious Drama will
take part. Rehearsals for this play
will be held in the afternoon and mem
bers of the conference not enrolled in
the drama course may assist in the
play, provided it does not interfere
with the work for which they are reg
ELDER TO MAKE REPORT.
Selden M. Ely to Talk on General
At the prayer service at the Central
Presbyterian Church next Thursday
night Selden M. Ely, an elder in this
church and a commissioner to the
General Assembly of the Presbyterian
Church in the United States, which
met recently in El Dorado, Ark., will
give a report on the proceedings of
the assembly. Mr. Ely was made a
member of the standing committee on
Christian education. He will explain
the plan adopted at this assembly to
place the work of the benevolent
causes of the church in the hands of
a committee of 44, representing the 17
synods of the church. This is a new
plan of management which is soon to
go into effect.
The Young Peoples’ Bible Study
Class, under the instruction of the
pastor. Dr. James H. Taylor, has com
pleted the written examinations on the
life of Christ. Thirty-six took the
WILL ELECT OFFICERS.
Presbyterian Ministers to Hear of
Dr. George S. Duncan of the Ameri
can University will read a paper on
“The Religion of Prehistoric Man”
before the Presbyterian Ministers’ As
sociation in the New York Avenue
Church next Monday, at 11 a.m.
( As this meeting will be the last of
the season, there will be an election
Dr. Dudley to Preside.
, Dr. George F. Dudley of St.
Stephen’s Church will have the service
at the Eleanor Lewis Memorial Chapel
at the Holiday House of the Girls’
Friendly Society tomorrow afternoon
-at 4 -o'clock. y,,,, . ■»
Famous Churches of the World
The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury,
THE fine old traditions of Eng
land are nowhere so strongly
marked as they are in the
County of Gloucestershire, and
here, at Tewkesbury, the ab
bey church is set as one of the most
magnificent of early Norman churches.
Tewkesbury is in a picturesque re
gion. The River Avon —Shakespeake’s
Avon —flows past it. descending into
a lovely pastoral valley, and. just be
low the town, joins the Severn.
It is a setting that means the most
for a church, and this one, consecrated
as long ago as 1125, is one of the show
Sunday School Lesson
BY REV. HUGH T. STEVENSON.
PETER PREACHING TO THE
Golden Text—For there is no
distinction between Jew and
Greek; for the same Lord is
Lord of all, and is rich unto all
that call upon him.—Romans,
Christianity reached the cross
roads of its history with the events
recorded in this week's lesson. They
rank next to Pentecost in their in
fluence upon the history of the apos
tolic church. The church had been
brought into the world and cradled
within Judaism. In its beginning the
new faith appeared to be a new sect
the ancient faith of their fathers.
The steps that marked the separation
were gradual, but it required super
natural guidance to sever the two
faiths and introduce the new brother
hood of Christian believers.
The separation started with the
teachings and martyrdom of Ste
phen. The persecution that followed
upon the death of the first martyr
ended with the conversion of the chief
persecutor. It had scattered the gos
pel in all directions. When peace was
restored, the apostles visited the new
interests and tried to build up the
spiritual life of the newly organized
churches. While Peter was engaged
in making an official visit to the
brethren in Lydda, he was summoned
by the death of Dorcas to Joppa,
where he received an epoch-making
vision, that demonstrated that Christi
anity was not intended for Jews only,
but for all mankind. Philip’s preach
ing in Samaria to the Ethiopian offi
cial, and in Caesarea, together with
the establishment of the church in
Antioch, which events followed each
other in rapid succession, brought in
full view with Peter’s commencement
of mission work among the Gentiles
the relationship that should exist be
tween Christians and Jews.
God used His own methods of ex
tending His kingdom and removing
the shackles of prejudice, that had
prevented the carrying out of Christ’s
commands to evangelize the whole
world with His gospel of brotherhood.
The Master’s missionary program was
implied in God's promise to Abraham.
Previous to the exile the Hebrews did
not possess any racial or religious pref
udices that would separate them com
pletely from all other people, except
the orders against their having fel
lowship with the Canaanites when
they entered the Promised Land.
These were issued to prevent their ab
sorption by them and their becoming
licentious worshipers of the pagan
cults of their neighbors.
Visions Changed History.
Two epochal and providential visions
brought Cornelius and Peter to
gether. In both cases, it was while
they were communing with God in
prayer that the Holy Spirit directed
them concerning their individual parts
in connection with the opening up of
the new era. Cornelius, the pious,
praying Roman centurion, had a
vision and was told to send three mes
sengers to Peter, who was a guest of
Simon, the tanner, 30 miles away
from Caesarea in the ancient seaport
of Joppa. He was fitting the noble
Roman soldiers to accept Christianity,
just as he was guiding Peter to open
the door of the church to the Gentiles.
By accepting the hospitality of
Simon, the tanner, who belonged to a
despised and comparatively outcast
class, the apostle made a decision that
was destined to play an important
part in extending the spiritual
brotherhood of the church of Christ.
Back of that decision was God. who
works in accordance with psycholog
ical laws with men. Peter was un
conscious of the part that the place
would have in opening a new epoch
in Christian history. The view from
the house-top of Simon’s home (now
used as a Mohammedan mosque), of
the Mediterranean by its vastness
would influence him. From that port
Jonah, because of his antagonism to
•the .heathen, -ha* .shipped on a vessel
buildings of England. One of the
most remarkable features of the build
ing is the unique western front, the
central part of which is occupied by
one vast arch extending from the
ground to the roof.
There are many elaborate tombs in
the abbey church, and these graves
hold the bodies of some of England’s
most historic characters. There are
two very fine organs in the church,
and one of them, constructed in the
seventeenth century, is noted for its
in an effort to escape answering God’s
call for him to preach in Ninevah.
Great rafts of logs for the temple in
Jerusalem had been brought to that
place from Tyre. Viewing the ocean
has a tendency to remove any nar
rowness of thought and may have
raised in Peter’s mind the question
as to where he was to go next.
The next day following the vision of
Cornelius, Peter, while waiting for a
delayed meal and absorbed in his de
votions, “fell into a trance. He be
held the sky opened, and a vessel de
scending like an enormous sail let
down to earth by the four corners.”
He saw within all kinds of food, that
caused him to decline the orders to
kill and' eat, because ho had never
eaten anything that *was unclean.
“What God has cleansed you must
not call common,” contains the key
to the revelation, which was made
clear to him by the providential ar
rival of three strangers with their
message from Cornelius. Their story
of his vision the day previous and the
one the apostle had just seen made
clear to Peter that the Lord was
teaching him in a symbolical way that
Christ had removed the barriers of
separation between men and nations
and was seeking to unite them in a
great spiritual brotherhood unlimited
by rank or race, country or caste.
The meaning of the great commission
commenced to da,wn upon the apostle,
who decided to start the work of for
eign missions by accepting the invita
tion of Cornelius.
Foreign Missions Work Opened Up.
Peter invited six outstanding Jewish
Christians to accompany him to Caes
area, where he believed they would
witness evidence that would con
clusively establish the Gentile’s right
to be recognized as a follower of the
Lord Jesus. Cornelius’ welcome and
explanation of why he had sent for
the apostle confirmed him in the con
viction* that “God is no respecter of
persons,” that is the vital principle
of democracy and the charter of gos
Peter’s address was packed with
meaning, . for in a few sentences he
gave the assembly the great facts of
the Christian faith. He presented
Jesus as prophet, priest and poten
tate, endowed with power from above
and destined to return to rule. He
pointed out how the Lord had lived
a life marked by “working out good
deeds.” was crucified, buried and
raised from the dead, proving beyond
question His claims and the power of
His atoning death to the witnesses
who were chosen of God to meet Him
after His resurrection and appointed
to preach to the people that “this w r as
He whom God had ordained to be the
judge of the living and of the dead.”
While Peter w r as speaking, his ser
mon was interrupted by the unex
pected outpouring of the Holy Spirit
upon the Gentile believers. The repe
tition of Pentecost confirmed the
apostle’s faith in the meaning of the
visions that he and Cornelius had re
ceived. It resulted in the conversion
of both Jews and Gentiles. The six
Hebrew' Christians w r ere converted to
accept a version of their faith’s uni
versality that is quite familiar to us,
but was new to the apostle and the
delegation from the Joppa church, who
recognized that they had no right to
demand of the Gentiles that they
should embrace Judaism to become
Christians. Having received the
Spirit, Peter commanded that they be
baptized in the name of the Lord
Jesus and welcomed them into the
Peter Defends His Missionary Work.
News of Peter’s missionary work
among the Gentiles preceded him, so
that he faced the criticism of the
members of the Jerusalem church
along the same lines that the Master
had been condemned for “eating and
drinking with publicans and sinners,”
who did not keep the Mosaic laws in
reference to their food. The apostle
made the logic of the events the basis
of his answer to the critics, who con
demned him for his disregarding the
regulations and barriers concerning
fellowship with those who did not keep
the laws of Moses. He defended him
self Against the exclusive spirit of the .
| SERMONS ANNOUNCED.
Temple Baptist Pastor Outlines
Services for Month.
Rev. Thomas E. Boorde, pastor of
Temple Baptist Church, Tenth and N
streets northwest, will have as his sub
jects tomorrow, "Why David Paid for
the Oxen" and, in the evening, "The
Catholicism of Rome.”
The pastor will preach a series of
sermons at the Sunday night services
during the month of June hearing on
the following subjects: "The Catholi
cism of Rome." “Tho Catholicism of
Protestantism," "The Catholicism of
Christ” and "Why Baptist.”
The Ladies’ Aid Society will meet
Tuesday in the church parfor after
luncheon for the last business session
Northern Body Discusses
Promotion of Christianity
and International Peace.
By the Asiwiated Presr*.
CHICAGO, June 4.—Continued sup
post of foreign missions not only to
propagate Christianity, but "because
they further international peace and
good will among nations,” was urged
upon the Northern Baptist Convention
today by the Rev. W. H. Bowler, New
York. Dr. Bowler is executive secre
tary of the Board of Missionary Co
operation of the Northern Baptists.
Education, sanitation, good health and
happiness follow the missionaries, he
Determination of whether the Bap
tists will discontinue’ their extensive
policy of foreign missions is an issue
of this convention. A general expres
sion of opinion will be obtained follow
ing a debate between four laymen, two
of whom favor curtailing activities,
‘wo advocating a greater effort.
Grant M. Hudson of East Lansing.
Mich., a Representative in Congress,
elected chairman of the Home Mis
sions Society yesterday, and Dr. Clif
ton D. Gray, president of Bates Col
lege, Lewiston, Me., will urge reduced
foreign missionary activity, and Judge
Fred W. Freeman. Denver, and James
L Kraft, a manufacturer of Chicago,
will oppose them.
"The position America occupies in
the world today brings a new and
grave responsibility,” declared Dr,
Bowler. "The very fact of this coun
try’s envied prosperity and power has
made the people of the United States
a subject of a jealous and universal
ITALIAN NATIONAL DAY
WILL BE OBSERVED HERE
Thanksgiving Service to Be Held
Tomorrow at Holy Rosary
The national holiday of Italy, which
occurs on the first Sunday of June,
by a decree of Parliament in 1861,
will he observed at Holy Rosary
Church, Third and F streets, tomor
row. A solemn high mass of thanks
giving will be celebrated at 10:30
o'clock, followed by the chanting of
“To Deum.” Prof. F. Lucidi of the
Catholic University will deliver the
The commemoration of the adoption
of the constitution and the expression
of gratitude for the existence of peace
and friendship between the United
States and Italy will signalize these
services. Royal Ambassador Nobile
Giacomo de Martino, with all the mem
bers of his staff, will attend. The cel
ebration is under the auspices of the
Catholic Society connected with the
Holy Rosary Parish. Michael J. Raci
oppi is chairman of the committee on
TWISTER HITS VILLAGE.
Jasper, N. C., Suffers Heavy Dam
age by Storm.
NEVVBERN, N. C„ June 4 (&).
Jasper, a village 13 miles west of New
bern, on the central highway, suf
fered heavy property damage but no
loss of life as a result of a twister
which passed through that section
yesterday, wrecking the Norfolk
Southern depot and buildings of the
Goldsboro Lumber Co.’s plant at
Dover, 20 miles west of here.
The residence of Albert Tyndall was
blown down and scattered about the
premises and another dwelling was
moved its entire length.
Jerusalem church by citing the obli
gation of the spiritual brotherhood
through a common allegiance and
faith in Christ Jesus.
In taking his stand upon that vital
democratic principle, Peter has given
us a clue that if followed will help re
move the class spirit seen In the un
rest of the modern world. Whether it
comes from the sinister bolshevik, who
openly "denies human brotherhood
and makes a mockery of equality,” or
from grasping selfishness of any other
class, whether It be capitalistic or
labor, the world’s greatest need at
this moment calls for men and women
to recognize that they are called upon
to help save the threatened civiliza
tion of all nations by pushing the i
work of foreign missions and practic- <
ing the Master’s principles of brother- i
hood in their daily life, especially with 1
those of other nations and races. The :
Gospel by its proclamation of equality
for all destroys every form of preju
dice—racial, religious, commercial or
national. Thg_ religion of the Lord
Jesus offersJfcPhll the privileges of sal- \
vation, the toossibility of spiritual de- j
velopment, jthrough self-denial and '
sacrificial jg»vice for the glory of God <
and the yfjL are of humanity. ‘
TO HOLD SESSION
Announces Annual Convoca
tion Monday Evening at Met
ropolitan M. E. Church.
The American Home Bible Institute
will hold its ninth annual convocation
and presentation of certificates next
Monday evening at the Metropolitan
M. E. Church. The program provides
for a fellowship dinner at 6 o'clock
and the presentation at 8 o’clock. The
speakers are Rev. Dr. James Shera
Montgomery, pastor of Metropolitan
M. E. Church; Miss Minnie V. Sand
berg. director of religious education,
Y. AY. O. A., and Chaplain R. W.
Shrum of the U. S. S. Mayflower.
The recipients of certificates are as
follows: Rev. A. A. Battle, graduate;
Elizabeth W. Coppenger, Ethel M. Ra
lon, Marie D. Collamore, Nina B.
Lapham, L. Pearl Ward, Ida M. Tait,
Etta M. Coveil, Belle S. French, U.
Belle Wallace, cardinal teachings of
the Bible, third year; Mary B. Robert
son. Gospel by Luke; Leona Hedstrom,
Augusta B. Henkelman, Marion Lam
bie, Ella J. Larson, Bible synthesis,
first year; Mary N. Parry, Dessa Ad
dis, Ethel Vance, Harry Garner, Bible
synthesis, second year; Anna M.
Kirkeboe, M. Edith Robinson, Mrs.
S. H. Casey, A. W. Culverwell, Mrs.
Byron P. Richardson, leaders’ course
in how to study and teach the Bible;
Louisa R. Thomas, Louise T. Thomas,
Anna P. Bennington, Helen V. Ben
nington. personal evangelism; Mary A.
Montgomery, Annie Blair, Thomas
Blair, Vera B. AVhite, prayer.
TELLS OF AGREEMENT
Frieda Hempel Holds Pact Made
with Millionaire Restricted
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, June 4—Frieda Hem
pel, opera singer, yesterday broke her
silence as to the nature of an agree
ment with August Heckscher, million-*
aire real estate operator and philan
thropist, who, she claimed in a suit
filed recently, promised to pay her
$48,000 a year for the rest of her life.
'ln an amended complaint Miss
Hempel says that at the “special in
stance and request” of the aged philan
thropist she agreed not to accept any
engagement or employment during
her life to sing for hire that would re
quire her absence from New York City
for more than two days at a time.
The promise or agreement, the
amended complaint added, provided
also that during that time she would
sing for charity, “for the sick, the
halt and the blind” and for community
service whenever Mr. Heckscher re
Miss Hempel says she complied with
the greement. but that Mr. Heckscher
has not complied with his part of the
Miss Hempel stated that she is
willing and able to sing for charity
whenever requested to do so by Heck
scher. She said since making the
agreement in April, 1926, she has dis
banded her concert organization and
has refrained from making anv more
contracts, as she would have done but
for the making of the agreement.
The singer added that she has duly
performed all the terms, covenants
and conditions of the agreement, and
that Mr. Heckscher has wholly failed
and neglected to make the payments
as provided, except that about July
7. 1926, he paid the first installment
of $12,000, which was due July 1,
1926. She asked judgment for $36 -
000. * ’
More than a month ago counseL for
Mr. Heckscher made a motion before
Supreme Court Justice Gavegan, ask
ing that Miss Hempel be required to
furnish the amended complaint.
WINS SPINGARN MEDAL.
Chicago Colored Man Awarded
Tribute of National Association.
NEW YORK. June 4 UP). —The Na
tional Association for the Advance
ment of Colored People yesterday an
nounced that the Spingarn medal for
1927 has been awarded to Anthony
Overton of Chicago, president of the
Victory Life Insurance Co., president
of the Douglas National Bank of Chi- ,
cago and manufacturer.
The medal was awarded “because of !
Mr. Overton’s success in a long busi- ■
ness career and for the crowning \
achievement of securing the admission ,
of the Victory Life Insurance Co. as \
the first negro organization permitted ]
to do insurance business under the j
rigid requirements of the State of ,
This is the thirteenth award of the
Spingarn medal. ,
Wisconsin Assembly Bequests Mr.
Coolidge to Address Body.
MADISON, Wis., June 4 UP).—' The I
Wisconsin Assembly passed a joint i:
resolution yesterday to invite President a
Coolidge to address a joint session of t
the two houses if he passes through v
Madison on his way to South Dakota, g
It was sent to the Senate. . &
Message From Mrs. Bill.
The Christian Science Parent Church
will hold its service tomorrow morning
at 11 o’clock at the Hotel La Fayette. 1
The subject of-the lesson and the topic s
of the message from A4rs. Bill is: I
“The Sabbath.” „ „ ti
WORKERS TO HOLD
Sunday School Conferences
Open July 2 at Western
A series of conferences has been
arranged for the Sunday school work
ers of the District of Columbia, to be
held at Western Maryland College,
The sixth annual Bible class con
ference will be the first of the series,
being hold July 2 to 4. The confer
ence speaker will be Bishop Theodore
S. Henderson of the Methodist Episco
pal Church, Cincinnati, Ohio, who
will speak each day. The group con
ference for women will be led by Miss
Mable Nelson Thurston, and for men
by Dr. F. J. McKibben of Baltimore.
Homer J. Councilor will preside.
The fourth annual conference for
administrative officers and teacher*
will be held July 5 to 7. The princi
pal speaker at this conference will
be Rev. Dr. Clovis G. Chappell, for
mer pastor of Mount Vernon Method
ist Episcopal Church South of this
city, and now pastor in Memphis,
Tenn. Homer Standforth will pre
side. The group conferences will be
led by Rev. J. R. Duffleld, Miss Lil
lian A. McCormick of Baltimore, E. B.
Saver and Homer J. Councilor.
The young people's conference will
be held July 8 to 10. with Col. Joseph
H. Cudlipp of Baltimore as leader.
The opening address will be given by
Dr. Chappell. Mrs. Minnie M. Rasmus
of Los Angeles. Calif., will speak at
i each conference. William R. Schmuck
er will lead the singing and will be
assisted by Thomas Moss at the organ
and Mrs. Page McK. Etchison. pianist.
Registrations will be received at
Room 217, 1736 G street.
WILL GREET MEMBERS
Calvary Baptist Church to Hear
Pastor Preach on “I Want
Rev. W. S. Ahernethy, pastor of Cal
vary Baptist Church, will preach at
both the morning and evening serv
ices. “I Want the Best” is the sub
ject for the evening sermon, at %
o’clock. The ordinance of the Lord's
supper and reception of new mem
bers will take place at the close of
the 11 o’clock service.
The pastor will report on the meet
ing of the Northern Baptist Conven
tion at the prayer meeting next Thurs
day evening at 8 o’clock.
Two of the circles of the missionary
society will hold their monthly meet
ings on Wednesday: Baker, with Mrs.
H. B. Waddey, 6904 Brookeville road,
Chevy Chase, Md.. at 11 o’clock (pic
nic); Greene, with Mrs. J. W. Whitten,
the Alabama, at 2 o’clock.
Miss . Janie Mallory will lead the
meeting of the Christian Endeavor
Society next Tuesday evening at 8
o’clock in the lecture room of the
ROCKVILLE, Md., June 4 (Spe
cial).—Following a long illness of a
malignant internal disease, Mrs. Caro
line V. Baker, 74 years old. died
Thursday at the home of her son-in
law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Butt, near Potomac. The funeral will
take place this afternoon from Pum
phrey’s chapel. Rockville, burial to be
in Rockville Union Cemetery.
Miss Sarah Louise Campbell, 84,
died on Thursday at her home at
Chevy Chase, Md., of general debility.
She had been ill a long time and her
death was not unexpected. The
funeral will take place this afternoon
from the home, burial to be In Rock
Creek Cemetery. Miss Baker was a
native of Uniontown, Pa., and was a
daughter of the late Dr. Hugh Camp
bell. She had lived at Chevy Chase
about 30 years.
The June meeting of the Dickerson
Community League, held in the high
school auditorium at Dickerson and
largely attended, was featured by a
musical program by the children of
the school, assisted and directed by
Miss Ruth Jones, instructor of music
in the public schools of the county, -
and an address by John E. Oxley of
the Rockville bar. The usual business
session was held. The president, Lloyd
J. Jones, was in charge.
Senator to Speak.
Senator Bell Kearney of Mississippi
will be the principal speaker at the
Spring meeting of the Montgomery
County Anti-Saloon League, to be
held in the Rockville Christian Church
on Tuesday, June 14, with morning
and afternoon sessions. Rev. Harvey
Baker Smith of Washington also will
speak, and a number of the ministers
of the county are scheduled for three
The County Commissioners have
reappointed Reimy Springirth of
Chevy Chase- a constable for two
Licenses have been issued by the
clerk of the Circuit Court here for
the marriage of Claude Lee Weigle,
23, of Lomita, Calif., and Miss Mar
garet Stevenson Edwards, 21. of Chevy
Chase. Md.; Joseph Samuel Hutcher
son, 23, of Richmond, Va.. and Miss„
Ruth Elizabeth Smith, 27, of Camden.
S. C., ar.d William Gordon Hurdle. 22,
of Baltimore, and Miss Nealie Larenia
Taylor. 22, of Washington.
At the recent annual meeting of the
Maryland Holstein Breeders’ Associa
tion John B. Diamond, jr., of Gaithers
burg was made president of the or
Albert S. Brown of the Frederick
bar delivered the oration at the an
nual observance at Monocacy Ceme
tery, Beallsville, yesterday, of Con
federate Memorial day. Hymns and
songs were sung by the large gather
ing, and the graves, including those
of a number of Confederate veterans
of the Civil War, were strewn with
flowers. Mrs. Joseph N. Darby
headed the committee of arrange
Driver Furnishes Bond.
Milton F. Hurdle, driver of the au
tomobile which upset on the Seventh
Street pike, near Sligo, early Thurs
day morning after colliding with a
parked machine, killing James Hilton,
21, of Rockville and injuring two,
came to Rockville yesterday *and fur
nished bond in the amount of SI,OOO
for his appearance in the Police Court
here June 23 for a preliminary hear
ing on a charge of manslaughter. His
employer, Blake D. Merson of Be
thesda, qualified as surety.
The funeral of young Hilton, who
was a son of Mrs. Magdalene V. Hil
ton and the late John H. Hilton of
Rockville, took place today from St.
Mary’s Catholic Church. Rockville.
Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Bishop Cannon’s Fever Abating.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 4 UP). —
Bishop James Cannon, jr., is improv-.
Ing from fever which attacked him on
a ship inbound from Africa, according
to a radio message received by his
wife at Durham, N, C., relayed by tele
gram to the board of missions of the
Methodist Episcopal Church South
Dr. Straton to Lecture.
Dr. H. C. Straton will lecture at the
Third Baptist Church, Fifth and Q
streets, tomorrow at 6 p.m. to the Y.
P. C- E. Society. Topic. “Our Chris- *
UaaiDuty to Maintain Health.” *