These lights — billions of them —
are a visible expression of innate wishes of
Although the brightness of
Christmas is oft-ti'fnes blurred by glamour and
glitter, the gift of the "true light of the world"
The soft, warm glow of Christmas
lights provides a mood for thought and reflection.
There are so many good things that happen
everywhere — thoughtful deeds, remembrances,
kind expressions, personal attention, gratitude,
love and affection.
ing besides providing necessary facilities for use by the
students. With this in mind, funds have been raised by
receiving two special offerings annually in the churches.
CAROLI The first stage was the building of an auditorium which
also serves as a gymnasium for the students during cold
weather. This was completed a year ago last spring. The
second stage of the project included excavating an area
where tents could be pitched and provision made for extra
bath and toilet facilities for use at camp meeting time. This
was completed in time for camp meeting last summer.
Sunday Laws in Carolina Presently plans are in preparation for the new cafeteria
Approximately once every four months some town or building which will also include rooms for the Music De-
city in the Carolinas has considered and usually passed a partment. However, it will require several offerings be-
Sunday law. This has been the average during the last fore sufficient funds are available for the construction of
three years. In some cases this has been accomplished in this building. The next offering to be received for this
a quiet way with very little opposition while in other project will be in the month of May.
places there have been opposing forces.
Sometimes Seventh-day Adventists have been the only
ones to oppose Sunday laws. This is a sample of some of the
things Adventists may face in the future when our liberties
will have been taken from us and there will be almost no Evangelism in Carolina
one to help defend us.
Take the case of the public hearing at Albermarle, North Reports of evangelism in Carolina show larger
Carolina, where the most recent public hearing on a Sun- numbers of non-Adventists attending meetings
day bill was held. The local pastor and the conference re-
ligious liberty leader visited the merchants whose stores than ever before. This is due in part to careful
would be closed if a Sunday law were passed. The manager preparation for the meetings by our pastors and
of one chain store opposed the passing of the law but was
told by headquarters not to oppose it. The manager of church members as well as the work of the Holy
another store who opens on Sunday said he would be glad Spirit.
for such a law so that he could close and not lose any
business. The most important observation as a result of this > Elder H. V. Leggett has joined Elder Herbert
hearing is that few things are decided on the basis of princi- in meetings in Wilmington. For two successive
ple, of what is right or wrong, but on the basis of expediency.
As Adventists, we will be facing more tests in the future. Sunday nights they reported an average of 100
Presently, we are faced with the possibility of a change of non-Adventists in attendance. An excellent in-
the Federal Constitution. A request from 34 states is re- terest has been created there.
quired to call a special constitutional convention, and al-
ready 32 have made the request. An additional two states ^ Elder Roger Holley and singing evangelist
have indicated they will ask for the convention. Such a
convention could completely change our present guarantee of Leighton Holley are working with Elder D. G.
liberties and the separation of church and state. Serious times Anderson and William Swafford in Greenville,
are upon us, and we need to prepare ourselves as well as
endeavor to preserve our freedom as long as possible. South Carolina. They report that approximately
"We should endeavor to disarm prejudice by placing 100 non-Adventists came for the opening meeting
ourselves in a proper light before the people. We should
bring before them the real question at issue, thus inter- of the series. The Holley team have been loaned
posing the most effectual protest against measures to restrict to Carolina by the Columbia Union.
liberty of conscience. We should search the Scriptures and
be able to give the reason for our faith." ^ Pastor Hallock is holding meetings in the Sal-
Testimonies, Vol. 5, p. 452. isbury church and has baptized several new
Building Campaign Continues ^ Regular Sunday night meetings are being held
The third stage of the building campaign at Mt. Pisgah in the Sumter church by Elder Ammons, who
Academy is under way with the raising of $21,196.00 in the
offering received by the Carolina churches on December 9. has reported an excellent crowd each night. These
Several pastors were ill and did not give their reports. When meetings will continue on through the first part
the final reports are made we expect to exceed the goal of
$25,000.00. of 1968. .
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A Year Filled With Press Releases
Mark Brown was recently invested as a Half-Bee. Those taking
part in the ceremony included, from left, Mrs. Winnie Fedusenko,
Pathfinder director of the Decatur, Alabama, church; Mark; Mrs.
Alex Brown; Mrs. Ina Haugen, assistant director; Mrs. Polly Jus-
tice and Mrs. Claude Scott, counselors. The ladies are displaying
the Half-Bee scarf.
Not Whole—But Half
Mark Brown is too young to be invested in JMV classes.
He used to just sit and watch while the others had all the
fun. Mrs. Winnie Fedusenko, Pathfinder director, felt that
Mark and four others in the same category needed some
thing to do.
After a special staff council, the youth leader suggested a
"Half-Bee" class. The idea comes from the Busy Bee, first
class in the pre-JMV program.
So Mark was invested as a Half-Bee with special neck
erchief, badge and uniform. The requirements are simple
but challenging to anyone preparing to become a whole
Perhaps these are the only Half-Bees in the world who
Miss Bera Mas Newsom, press secretary for the Panama City,
Florida, church, proudly displays her public relations notebook to
Elder Paul Anderson, district pastor. In January, Pastor and
Mrs. Newsom outlined the public relations program for the entire
year. Every news release enters her scrapbook. Miss Newsom
reports almost 100 percent cooperation with the local news fnedia
as can be seen by her notebook.
^ Elder William Miller, publishing secretary of-ttie;
conference, reports a gain in literature deliyeri e$
through November, 1967, over the same period
1966 of $27,423.02. The total deliveries m far i *
196f is $383,259.40.
Boyd Tishaw of MuselesShosls, Alaljama, is leading
the conference in deliveries with over $23,000 thus
far this year.
Mrs. Marie Randolph is leading the ladies with Attractive food baskets prepared by members of Pell City church.
over $14,000 in deliveries.
Members of the Pell City, Alabama, Seventh-day Ad-
|> The HHES booth at the Alabama State Fair m ventist Church demonstrated their gratitude for God's bless
Birmingham conducted a successful book display. A ings during Thanksgiving season by sharing with others.
free set of "The Bible Story" was won by a tweh e- Fifteen over-flowing baskets were prepared and distributed
year old girl. Many leads were obtained for follow-' ip by the thirty-member church to needy families residing
in homes, and much free literature was given away. in St. Clair county.
The attractive baskets contained sufficient for a Thanks
giving feast plus many staples for days to come.
Those taking part in the dedication of the Leesburg church in-
cluded, from left, Verne Carner, pastor; C. A. Brodin, elder; H. f.
Roll, secretary-treasurer of the conference; Richard Hartenstein,
elder; Harley Lester, elder of the Eustis church; and W. O. Coe,
The Dade City Investment Story Florida Conference president.
A number of years ago, Odd Hem, a plumbing con
tractor, moved to Ridge Manor just north of Dade City Leesburg Church Dedication
where he had been promised plenty of work. However, after
purchasing a home in the community, he found that no Twelve years, four months and 19 days from the time
work was available to him. The plumbing business was the Leesburg, Florida, Seventh-day Adventist Church was
rather slow in his area, and because he would not join organized, they not only had doubled the size of their 32
the union, no one would give him a job. After four years member congregation but had built and completely paid
of dipping into his savings, he was on the verge of coin for their church and property.
ing to want. At this time Brother Hem was elected as November 18 was certainly a high day for the members
Investment secretary of the Dade City Sabbath school. who, along with individuals from the "mother" church of
Brother Hem and his wife, Mary, got on their knees. H Eustis and the newly-organized church at Groveland Acad
only God would give him a job! If the way could be opened emy of which Leesburg is the "mother" church, enjoyed and
up before them, the Hem's promised the Lord that they praised God that through His blessings they had been able
would give a portion of every dollar they made to Invest to reach these accomplishments.
ment. Still Brother Hem could find no work. In desperation, The church began as just a branch Sabbath school in the
he started on a tour of Florida looking for employment. Masonic Hall in 1940. Things were slow until 1955 when
Across the state to Orlando he went. Down the east coast, and Elder R. K. Cemer held an evangelistic meeting in the city
then up the west coast he went—everywhere asking for em resulting in fifteen decisions for Christ. With these new
ployment. Agency after agency turned him down. converts and others who came in by letter, a service of
"Sorry," he was told, "but at 64 you are too old to organization was conducted July 30, 1955, by the confer
work. We can't hire you here." ence officers. The charter membership was thirty-five, and
The day Brother Hem returned home, he and his wife the first pastor was Elder C. F. O'Dell. Under his leader
again knelt in prayer. They could go no farther. Their ship, an ideal piece of property was selected, and the little
resources were gone. They put themselves into the hand group began paying for it. The actual building of the church
of God knowing that this was their only hope. Into the was begun in March, 1959, under the leadership of Elder
loving arms of Jesus they surrendered all their plans, their S. A. Reile. The first services were held in the uncompleted
ideas, and their lives. building in June, 1959. It was not until Elder O. R. Hen-
That very afternoon the phone rang. It was an offer derson came that the church was completed. The funds for
to do the plumbing work on a large new building. Several completion of the church were provided by Harley Lester of
days later, as he was driving his truck, he heard a horn the nearby Eustis church. In 1966 an air conditioning and
blowing behind him. Thinking it was the police, Brother heating system were added through a large gift by an
Hem stopped. It was a building contractor. "Will you anonymous friend.
do all the plumbing work for the new homes I am building?" Shortly before Elder Henderson was transferred, plans
he asked. A strange feeling seemed to come over Brother were begun and a building fund started for construction of
Hem. He heard a voice saying, "You will never want for an annex for Sabbath school and welfare rooms. This fund
work again." has steadily grown and was helped out significantly by the
That year, Brother Hem had over $100 for Investment. presentation of a sizeable check from an estate left to the
He has continued to invest a portion of his profits to the conference association by one of the former members.
Lord, and has never wanted for work. While other plumbers
in the community have had to leave for lack of business,
Brother Hem has had so many job offers that he cannot Glaucoma Clinic
possibly take all of the work that is offered him.
The second year, as Investment leader, Brother Hem Mrs. Kenneth Wright, president of the Health and Wel
raised $600 for Investment. The next year, it was $735. fare Services of the Florida Conference, reports that recently
His enthusiasm seems to be spreading throughout the the Forest Lake welfare society conducted a glaucoma clinic
whole church. William Richardson dedicated the profits for the community.
from a tangerine tree to Investment. This year it was loaded More than 300 individuals took the special eye examina
with fruit. tion which was given by Mrs. Edna Ruth Gray, county
Sister Maude Windish dedicated a pear tree for Invest public health nurse, and Mrs. William lies, registered nurse.
ment. With Sister Price, it was a row of okra. The Lord Five persons were found to be glaucoma suspects and would
has blessed. When Carl Griffin donated two rows of his possibly have lost their sight had they not taken the test.
vetgetable garden to Invesment, it turned out to be a dry Two special pieces of medical equipment were used to
summer. For a time, it looked as though his garden would give the tests. One was a Titmus machine which was used
not amount to anything, but his two Investment rows flour by Mrs. Gray in screening each person for eye defects.
ished. This year, the 40-member Dade City Sabbath school This machine was made available through the courtesy of
raised $1,000 for Investment. Every member is convinced the Castleberry Lion's Club. The other was a tonometer
that cooperation with God works wonders. and was made available by the Holiday Hospital of Orlando.
Standing beside his truck, Brother Odd Hem presents a $400 Mrs. William lies of the Orlando area tests the pressure on this
Investment check to his pastor, Elder Wayne Waterhouse. patient's eye with a tonometer.
It's a Person-to-Person Appeal
Seventy-eight year old William Isbell of Sweetwater, Tennessee,
is shown making an appeal during the recent Ingathering cam-
paign in which he raised a total of $234. Brother Isbell, a deacon
GEORGIA in the Lenoir City church, has participated in Ingathering for 26
The program of evangelism in the Georgia-Cumberland
Conference has resulted in 567 baptisms as of the end of
November — 162 ahead of last year at this time. This
is the reward of the consecrated efforts of laymen and min
istry working together for the greatest thrust ever in soul-
winning. The Family Bible Plan has contributed much to
the success of the over-all program of evangelism.
December will climax the year as one of the top months.
The Detamore team has closed its meetings in Chattanooga
with 75 baptisms to date. With other baptisms, the total
will go well over 100 by the end of the month.
James Wyckoff, conference evangelist, just closed a meet
ing in Augusta with 18 baptisms. Pastor Bob Thompson has
another baptism scheduled before the end of the year.
John Fowler, conference evangelist, and pastor Ernest
Stevens will close their Cedartown series with 10 to 15
This will bring the Georgia-Cumberland Conference to
its finest year in soul-winning history.
Another New Welfare Center Pathfinders from the Walter Memorial church in Cleveland, Geor-
Ribbon-cutting ceremonies at the new Health and Welfare Center gia, are shown just before they left to deliver Thanksgiving
in Cleveland, Tennessee, were held on Sunday, November 19. baskets which contained a total of 321 cans of food plus fresh
Participating in the service were, from left, Mrs. Webb Kirby, fruit and 368 articles of clothing.
Cleveland welfare director; Elder W. L. Mazat, union lay activities
director; Elder Ronald Halvorsen, pastor; Elder J. L. Price, con-
ference lay activities director; and the mayor of Cleveland, Harry
Five-Day Plan — Atlanta Area
An informal discussion followed completion of the Five-Day Plan
to Stop Smoking recently conducted in the Greenbriar Shopping
Center in Atlanta. Leading out in the presentation were Dr.
Harry T. Haugen, left; Elder W. J. Hensen, pastor of the Cascade
Road church, background; and Elder Don Aalborg, conference
temperance secretary, right. Approximately forty people enrolled
in the plan with most of them gaining the victory over tobacco
during the five days.
Nutrition School Held
A school of nutrition with an average attendance of 70
was held in the new Covington church fellowship hall
KENTTJC October 20-23 with F. L. Wessely of Loma Linda Foods
TENNE The Sabbath meetings were held in the sanctuary with
appropriate messages on health and relevancy of Spirit of
The new kitchen facilities were utilized for evenings in
which various vegetarian dishes were prepared.
Mr. Wessely is Eastern District director for Loma Linda
Foods working out of the Mt. Vernon, Ohio, branch. Mem
Air Tragedy Involves Adventist Couple bers and non-members in attendance expressed much ap
preciation for the help given on the vital subject of diet.
Monday, November 20, at 8:50 p.m., a TWA Convair Jet Two of his subjects, "How to Postpone Your Heart Attack"
with 82 aboard crashed in rain mixed with snow just north and "The Way to Keep Weight Down," would alone have
of the Greater Cincinnati airport in northern Kentucky. been worth the effort to attend, but every subject was in
More than 20 survivors were taken to Covington hospitals. teresting and practical. The Dorcas leader, Mrs. Inez
A little after 11:00 p.m. the local pastor, E. E. Shafer, Murchison, made the arrangements and handled details for
was called and informed that one of the survivors, Ruben the school.
Torres, was a Seventh-day Adventist and asked for an Ad
ventist minister. Elder Shafer stayed at the hospital until
about 2:45 a.m. encouraging Mr. Torres, also seeking in
formation about his bride of one day. Madison Academy Science Building Burns
In visiting with an injured stewardess, the pastor was At two o'clock Thursday morning, November 9, a fire
told of the fine impression made by this young SDA airman, of undetermined origin started in the basement of the
both before and after the crash. Hospital personnel were science building at Madison Academy. It burned with such
also impressed by his calm and Christian manner. He ut intensity that all attempts to put it out with city fire-
tered no complaints and gave evidence of a strong inner fighting units proved futile.
reserve of faith and trust. The building was one of the larger units on campus
The stewardess, unacquainted with Adventist beliefs, and housed the choir rehearsal room, home economics,
talked at some length to the pastor that night. physics, electronics, general science, biology, chemistry,
When Mr. Torres was informed the next day that his mathematics, amateur radio, photo dark room and the Sam
wife had not survived, he told the pastor he felt that it Martz laboratories including the SelectoVox equipment.
was the will of God. On Wednesday he was transferred Equipment for all departments was a total loss estimated
to an army hospital in Texas. to be valued at near $500,000.
This twenty-year old young man had known his wife Classes for these departments are meeting in other rooms
three years. She was from an Adventist family and invited on campus, and plans are under way to build a new, modern
him to church. Later he accepted the message. While he science building.
has lost her for the present, the faith she introduced to him
has been his strength in this tragedy.
He would appreciate your prayers as he had requested
the prayers of our local church at the time of the tragedy. Madison Academy Ingathering Field Day
Madison Academy held its annual Ingathering Field Day
on Tuesday, November 28, with carloads of students and
Highland Academy Ingathering Field Day teachers fanning out over territory already worked by local
church members. Many solicitors were on the job by 8:30
Highland Academy held its annual Ingathering Field a.m. and some worked as late as midnight.
Day on Tuesday, November 21, with ninety-five percent of When the "final count was tallied, .the school had set
the student body participating. a new record for Madison Academy for funds solicited in
In one day the school raised $2,614.87. just one day — a grand total of $4,060.
In spite of sparcely populated mountainous territory and cold,
rainy weather. Elder E. L. Marley's carload of six girls brought The $100 Ingathering Club! These students each raised over $100
in a record $555.03 during Highland Academy's Ingathering field during the Madison Academy Ingathering field day. Front row,
day. This was double the amount raised in the same territory from left, Carol Yoshimura, Carol Gartman and Alice Faye Robin-
last year. From left, Marcia Marley, Susan Wilcox, Jeri Carr, son. Back row, Mary Joe Pippin who solicited a total of $200,
Brenda Cox, Susan Wiseman and Rita Carr. Judy Montgomery, Terry Doolittle and Vickie Johnson.
North Carolina State Youth Federation
SOUTH Nearly 1,000 young people from the 21 churches of the
state of North Carolina gathered in Greensboro, North Caro
ATLANTIC lina, Sabbath, December 2, 1967, for the annual Youth
Federation. This outstanding youth convocation was held
in the Harrison Auditorium on the campus of North Caro
lina A. & T. University in Greensboro. F. W. Parker,
pastor of the Savannah, Georgia, district, was the 11:00
o'clock hour speaker. His theme was centered around the
federation's motto, "Wake up, Youth."
Inter-Church Thanksgiving Service
The Sabbath school program was directed by Milton
Thanksgiving, November 23, 1967, was a beautiful day Smith of Greensboro, with F. L. Jones, treasurer of the
in Atlanta, Georgia. Nearly a thousand members of the South Atlantic Conference, teaching the Sabbath school les
Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church, Radcliffe Menjorial son as a whole.
Presbyterian Church, the Rush Memorial Congregational F. B. Wade, president of the State Federation and L. G.
Church, the Shaw Temple Methodist Church and the Union Rahming, host pastor of the Greensboro church, welcomed
Baptist Church met in the lovely new Union Baptist Church the many youths to the convocation.
for the annual inter-church Thanksgiving service.
In early afternoon, scores of young people distributed
Elder C. D. Henri, pastor of the Adventist Church, was the tract, "Wake Up, America." Later, an open forum
the speaker for the morning service. His message was! well "Youth Want to Know" was conducted. A panel of teachers
received and caused many to take a second look ati how and pastors answered the many questions sent from the
much there is to thank God for in times like these. Pastors audience. A music festival concluded the afternoon activi
from the participating churches shared in portions of the ties, and a social was conducted at the church in the evening
service. to close a busy and profitable federation.
These inter-church meetings have been a real blessing
for all the churches involved. Friendly relationships exist
between all the churches in the Collier Heights area. Hun
dreds of persons have visited the Seventh-day Adventist Miami Ingathering Honors
Church for the first time during these exchange services.
The senior choir and the Berean chorale combined to
give outstanding musical selections. Mr. Conrad Gill, di These 235 faithful Ingatherers from the Bethany Miami church
are mission minute men for 1968.
rector of the choir, and Mrs. Maude Smith, conductor of the
chorale, were in charge of the music. Mrs. Clarice Tramell
was the organist.
The Union Baptist Church of Atlanta was the host church for the
1967 Thanksgiving inter-church worship service. This is an annual
fellowship service in the Collier Heights section of Atlanta.
Eighteen members of the Bethany Miami church raised over $100
for the Ingathering program. These included Pastor and Mrs.
R. L. Woodfork and Mrs. P. Meador, Bible worker, center. The
eighth lady from the right, who was baptized in August, raised
Atlanta Berean Thanksgiving Baskets
The health and welfare workers of the Atlanta Berean
church prepared nearly one hundred beautiful baskets of
food, fruits and vegetables for the less fortunate for Thanks
giving. Mrs. G. Hall, health and welfare leader, assisted
by Mrs. B. Johnson and a host of volunteers, solicited and
collected these foodstuffs and prepared beautiful baskets of
food that were delivered by the brethren of the church
Wednesday night, November 22, 1967.
This is an annual affair with Berean church menjibers.
They remember that it is more blessed to give than to re
ceive and that he who gives to the poor lends to God.
U. S. Serviceman Recruited
In the Literature Work
Bessemer, Alabama, Ingathering Goal
Vernon Harris, new literature evangelist in South Central.
Mr. Vernon Harris was in the United States Marine
Corps a few weeks ago. He was the only Adventist stationed
at the base in North Carolina. Because of his faithful and
loyal dedication to God, he was discharged with high honors.
Upon being discharged, he joined the South Central liter
J. A. Simons, conference treasurer, second from right, received a
check for the Bessemer, Alabama, Ingathering goal as Elder W. ature evangelist army and is stationed in Memphis, Ten-
J. Mitchell, pastor, and his wife looked on.
They came from the east, from the west, from the north th« lay activity period with lively remarks concerning the
and from the south to attend a tri-conference rally in the Message and Life and Health periodicals. Elder Eric Ristau,
city of Nashville, Tennessee, at the Riverside Chapel. The union publishing departmental secretary, gave the eleven
rally began with prayer by Mr. William Morris, Central o'clock message. The afternoon session was devoted to
States literature evangelist. Superintendent for the Sabbath instructions for literature evangelists and closed with the
school was Pastor T. R, Smith, associate publishing secre baptism of a young couple who had been won to the church
tary for the South Central Conference. The mission story by Mr, N. Clay, a literature evangelist.
was given by a new literature evangelist recruit who was The rally closed at noon Sunday with the literature
recently discharged from the United States Marine Corps. evangelists refreshed and ready to return home to do a
Mr. Vernon Harris told the congregation of his experience greater work than ever before.
as a Seventh-day Adventist in the marines.
The congregation participated enthusiastically in the les
son study which was taught by Elder M. G. Cato, the union Colporteur evangelists and publishing secretaries from the Central
associate publishing departmental secretary. States, South Central and South Atlantic conferences met for a
Elder C. M. Willis from the Review and Herald started tri-conference rally in Nashville, Tennessee.
Youth Leadership Conference Announced
South Dr. Wilbert Schneider, president of SMC, has invited a
Youth Leadership Conference, approved by the Fall Council
of the General Conference, to meet on the campus of
Southern Missionary College June 2-8, 1968.
Dr. Schneider said that the Leadership Conference would
include the youth leaders of the denomination and a select
group of student leaders to meet and discuss ways and means
J-89'l whereby SDA young people can be better attracted to the
church whereby quality leadership can be developed.
The conference will be a joint undertaking of the Colum
bia Union and the Southern Union Conferences. Youth
SMC Receives Foundation Aid leaders from these two unions will attend, as well as leaders
from the three campuses of the colleges involved—CUC,
Oakwood and SMC.
Details of the program will be announced later as they
develop, according to Dr. Schneider.
Servicemen's Retreat i
Sixty-one servicemen and their families attended the
first retreat for them in the Southern Union. T}hey started
coming to Camp Kulaqua on Thursday, October 26, and
stayed until late Sunday evening even thougji many of
them had hundreds of miles to travel. \
The Florida Conference and the Southern itTnion pro
vided for the weekend expense. Elders E. S. Reile and J, H.
R. F. Macey, far right, assistant manager of sales for U. S. Steel Whitehead represented the union and Elder Clark Smith,
in the South, presents a check for $1,000 to Charles Fleming, Jr.,
general manager of Southern Missionary College. Looking on are
director of the National Service Organization, Was present
Kenneth Spears, left, SMC's college manager, and John M. Long, from Washington. Chaplain Dave Thomas of the U. S.
U. S. Steel's Chattanooga resident salesman. The grant presented Navy and C. E. Bracebridge, union civilian chaplain, were
recently is unrestricted and will be used in SMC's current $5
million expansion program. (Photo by Eddie Shafer)
present for the men to talk and counsel with j during the
weekend. Another such retreat is planned fop the latter
part of September, 1968. i
Internship Plan for Public Relations Work
The journalism and public relations internship plan Southern Union M.C.C. Bivouac
developed by Southern Missionary College's communications
department was approved as a denomination-wide program Nearly one hundred men marched in step as the sergeants
by the recent Autumn Council, according to SMC instructor barked out the orders. Col. Clark Smith, national M.C.C.
in journalism, Leamon L. Short. director, and Elder E. S. Reile, youth activities director of
An earlier meeting of an advisory committee approved the Southern Union, watched the parade closely. With a
the internship plan and recommended it to the Autumn sigh of relief came the "at ease" command. This all took
Council. place on the grounds of Camp Kulaqua at the recent South
The action recommended that a program of on-the-job ern Union M.C.C. bivouac, November 16-22.
training be established by the denomination's colleges. ! In For some time the Youth Activities Department has been
terns would work in publishing houses, medical institutions, working to strengthen the training of the young imen of this
union and local conferences and at the General Conference area in preparation for their military obligations. Three
Bureau of Public Relations. academies in the Southern Union were represented—Forest
The committee noted that "a definite lack of trained Lake with Captain Roger Miller as commanding officer;
personnel exists in the area of writing, editorial work and Laurelbrook Academy with Second Lieut. James Coulter as
public relations." commanding officer; and Greater Miami Academy with
It pointed out that "our college communications depart Second Lieut. Tom Hinde as commanding officer. C. E.
ments are endeavoring to make their instruction more prac Bracebridge, civilian chaplain of the Southern Union, was
tical by providing on-the-job training in public relations! and the camp chaplain.
editorial areas." Training was given in drill, military courtesy, first aid,
The interns will work ten weeks, beginning in ftiid- transportation of the sick and wounded and many other
June, and will receive a financial stipend. SMC stucjents fields. !
in the program will receive up to four hours academic credit.
Among the qualifications for trainees are sound character Elder C. E. Bracebridge, civilian chaplain for the Southern Union
references, "B" average in communications and English territory, is shown visiting with two young men who attended the
classes, member of the SDA Church, sense of responsibility
and a desire to enter denominational service.
"This recommendation by the Autumn Council should
encourage all our colleges to develop a strong journalism
program," says Short.
According to Dr. Gordon M. Hyde, chairman of SlilC's
Communications Department, "The formal adoption of the
internship program by action of the recent Autumn Coifncil
is one of the most significant advances for denominational
communications to date. It provides the vital link bervjveen
the college communication's departments and the denomi
nation's centers of publication and public relations.; It
should prove to the mutual advantage of the student; and
Elder D. A. McAdams, publishing department secretary,
who helped to get the program approved, said: "We are
deeply interested in the journalism and public relations
internship program. We are going to promote this from the
Publishing Department of the General Conference."
Faith for Today and
Voice of Prophecy
Faith for Today
Two Faith for Today interests who were baptized during
evangelistic meetings conducted by Elder Robert Pierson,
president of the General Conference, in Wilmington, Dela
ware, were Mrs. Mae Arnold and Mrs. Elizabeth Downs.
Mrs. Downs told about the blessing the telecast brought her
and the part it played in leading her to truth. The two
were invited to attend meetings through a special invitation
sent from telecast offices. Presently they are members of
the Wilmington City Chapel.
Faith for Today interests are excellent evangelistic pros
pects. Invite them to church or the next evangelistic series
in your community.
Mrs. Mae Arnold, left, is being shown the Faith for Today log by
Mrs. Elizabeth Downs.
Wedgewood Trio Influences Conversion of Family
A Voice of ^Prophecy Faith Bible School graduate, Mrs. The following Friday evening found Mr. and Mrs. Bailey
VaUghn Bailey, recently gave her heaii; eoinplrtely to the at the appointed place for the evangelistic meetings. This
Lord and -was baptized into the Vallejo:;IWTe,:'Syyenth-day same evening, the Wedgewood Trio, who had traveled with
Adventist CKtaeh, Gleadale, California, Mrs. Bailey attrib The Voice of Prophecy during the past summer tours, were
uted her renewei interest iit the Bible arid her 'discovery of special guests of the evangelist. The Baileys were so im
the Voice of Prophecy ra<fliol»ro»icasi to-.-seve^.'..of-her-hus pressed with the dedication and talents of the trio members
band's customers who are VQP employees., .-Mr^liailey-if'a that when they heard of their full-length concert to be held
salesman, for the Saladimastei? 'Company which': 'deals in ^cook- in Lynwood, California, the couple invited some of their
ware, china, and: 'Other .-kitchen utensus,'. .. - .".'•'•' non-Christian friends to attend with them. Later the Wedge-
According to the Baileys, a number erf his customers have wood Trio presented the Baileys with autographed copies of
talked to him about the necessity of Bible study and keeping their most recent albums.
God's coininandinenl». He had observed .that. -Seventh-day Since this time Mrs. Bailey has completed the Faith
Adyentist' people /-were '-always -happier, /and- that 'they'; were Bible Course and is presently studying the Daniel and
' also ' honest.. in. -their'.: 'business dealing^, ; • These, '.facts .• had Revelation Course.
impressed- Mr. Baitey in/the lour, to five.. years : he.'had', been
in ' business in'- the Glendale, California,' - areai : ;aj(3 all these
..years he :had-..shared. .Ms"innpressions with .his wile, " The Wedgewood Trio, all formerly of the Southern Union and stu-
. -This past stammer Elder. O. : 'D.VBoleinan' conducted' a dents of Southern Missionary College, look with Interest on the
series. of puWic evangelistic -meetings'for.;.the-Gle'adafe ..'area. baptismal certificate of Mrs. Vaughn Bailey. The boys were in-
One of Mr. Bailey's'-.customers, .who is-.a Voice, of .- :t*ri»phecy fluential in her decision to become a member of the Seventh-day
Adventist Church. With the trio and Mrs. Bailey are tier husband
employee, invited him and his wife to attend the crusade. and their baby daughter, Kathleen.
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opportunity to totef) pou anb pour
family tlje fyst of Jjealtf) anb fjappi=
neste buring tfjis
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As workers in the health and welfare or Gertrude Gorham would then do the sew And Gloria Evans gave it the final touch
ganization of the Miami Temple church ing— on the iron.
prepared clothing for needy children in
their city, each had a specific task. Mrs.
Tommie Hull would start the garment —
Miami Temp/e Helps Clothe Needy Children
i/rctivated by a desire to be of service to the
needy in their community, some of the ladies of
the health and welfare organization of the Miami
Temple church contacted Mrs. Ruth Stanley of the
Department of Public Welfare for the state of
Florida, with offices in that city, requesting in
formation as to what they might do to be of as
Mrs. Stanley indicated an urgent need for
clothing for small children. "Many boys and
girls in our city seldom get anything new," Mrs.
Stanley said. Mrs. Nicholson and her helpers
immediately set to work.
Many hours and weeks were spent by these
dedicated women in preparing clothing for both
boys and girls. Mrs. Stanley was delighted when
she came to pick up the articles, with not only
the quantity but also the quality of the items made
available. In a letter addressed to Pastor Fillman,
she said, "It is truly difficult to put into words the
debt we feel for the clothes the ladies made and
have given to the children under the care of this
department. The clothes, so well made and so
tastefully designed, were all on the way to their
new owners the next day . . . Thank you for the
gift. The children will thank you, but from afar,
as they enjoy the new clothes." Mrs. Doris Nicholson, left, is presenting some of the garments to
Mrs. Ruth Stanley of the local Welfare Department.