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I Northern Baptists
Will Seek to Raise
12 Million Next Year
By Caspar Nannes
Star Staff Correspondent
The Northern Baptist convention
will seek to raise $12,100,000 for its
1947-8 program. Dr. Reuben Nelson,
promotion director for the denomi
nation's council on finance, told the
40th annual meeting of the national
body at Convention Hall here today.
m Dr. Nelson told the more than
P 4,000 delegates that $6,100,000 of the
p amount will be for the annual
S budget. The additional $6,000,000 to
be collected was pledged by Baptist
last year for the denomination’s
World Mission Crusade.
A total of $6,636,674 for the World
Mission Crusade was received last
year, Dr. Nelson reported. He also
told the meeting the $10,830,921 re
ceived last year for the Northern
Baptists general program was the
largest sum received in any one year
since the "New World movement"
was launched about 1920.
Protestant Front Urged.
1 Dr. Edwin T. Dahlberg, president
' of the convention, today called on
Baptists to stop being “religious
Isolationists” and unite with each
other and with other Protestants in
a common front against the post
war problems facing the world.
The Baptists must unite "more
effectively with a co-operative, Na-j
tion-wide and world-wide protes-j
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The Syracuse <N. Y.t minister de
clared an $8,000,000,000 liquor traf
fic this year, gambling syndicates
and a mounting divorce rate are un
dermining our Nation. He also
asserted “a totalitarian church
threatens our whole philosophy of
separation of church and state, In
its encroachment upon our free pub
lic school system and by its presi
dential embassies to the Vatican.”
Crusade Report Tonight.
— The final report on the Baptist
m World Mission Crusade will be made
tonight. The relief and rehabilita
tion goal of the denomination, which
officers predicted would be oversub
scribed, is $14,000,000.
i It was announced today that Dr.
Ralph W. Sockman of New York,
pastor of Christ Methodist Church
and well known radio preacher, will
speak on “The Religious Situation in
the Soviet Union” at a Christian
; Social Progress dinner tonight.
The choir of Calvary Baptist
Church of Washington, directed bv
j Clyde Holt, sang at the opening
session last night.
The daily devotional at the con
vention will be given by Dr. Edward
H. Pruden, pastor of First Baptist
Church of Washington. Dr. Pruden
also will make a report for the com
mittee studying the question of the
! denomination’s relationship to the
| Federal Council of the Churches of
I Christ in America.
| House Asked to Probe
I High Prices of Autos
By th» Associated Press
Representative Elliott, Democrat,
of Califoma yesterday proposed a
|j congressional Investigation “of the
distribution and sale of new and
slightly used automobiles” and the
; “exorbitant prices” which he said
| j are being charged by second-hand
| dealers.
He introduced a resolution calling
1 , for such a study by the House Bank
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