by George A. Powell
I lurricanes with masculine names are a new phenomenon. swooped down on the site, taking windows and roofing and show-
But their capacity to wreak havoc and leave death and destruction ering debris into the auditorium, sending the occupants scurrying
in their wake is unchanged. into adjacent hallways.
Hardly had David sighed his deadly last after lashing the Carib- Stray animals were hurled hundreds of feet into the air and
bean and Atlantic coasts with angry blasts than Hurricane Frederic blown along for miles.
roared out of the Gulf of Mexico to make its September 12 ren-
dezvous with the Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi coasts. The Aftermath— The storm roared until about 5 a.m. Thurs-
Its approach struck fear in the hearts of millions. More than day. As the pale light of dawn filtered down, weary inhabitants,
1,000,000 long distance telephone calls were placed to or from filled with a melancholy blend of relief and fear, gazed out onto a
Mobile in the 24 hours before the storm struck. scene that could have been extracted from a horror movie.
Thousands fled the area, especially those living in low-lying "This is just like war, only shorter," said a woman from Israel.
regions near the water, and sought shelter in safer places in the There was evidence of numerous tornadoes spinning out of the
city. Some drove hundreds of miles inland to escape the storm's hurricane to splinter and mix trees in all directions as if a giant
blast. The memory of Hurricane Camille was still vivid. eggbeater had passed through.
Emergency preparations were in full swing by this time as gov- Damage estimates began to come in. Civil Defense officials set
ernmental, religious, and charitable agencies united with indi- the loss figure for Mobile County alone at $1.25 billion, not includ-
vidual initiative to brace for the onslaught and minimize the certain ing roads, bridges, and crops. Millions more in damages were
tragedy ahead. sustained in Baldwin County and in the Pascagouia, Mississippi,
But in the midst of the goodwill and cooperation that prevailed, and Pensacola, Florida, areas.
sinister and self-serving behaviour began to reveal the darker side Agricultural losses in Mobile County were placed at $334 million.
of human nature. As cars lined up at service stations to prepare for One farmer had 100 head of cattle that vanished during the storm.
evacuation or to ensure limited mobility until the area could re- The pecan crop was virtually wiped out.
cover from the storm, some owners hiked gasoline prices as high Fifty per cent of the 121-year-old Mobile City Hall was damaged,
as $2 per gallon. possibly beyond repair.
Certain food stores marked up canned goods as people rushed Seventy-five per cent of the homes in the Mobile area suffered
to buy food to tide them through the difficult and uncertain days roof damage.
ahead. The famous Bellingrath Gardens was closed indefinitely. Some
of its 200-300-year-old trees were destroyed.
The Storm Strikes— By noon, winds were clocked at 25 miles
per hour. By 3 o'clock, gusts were surpassing 50 m.p.h. By 5 p.m., Opportunists Exploit Victims— Once again greed and op-
many homes were already without power. As the clock ap- portunism began to rear their ugly heads. Looters raced into the
proached midnight, gusts of 97 m.p.h. were recorded at the Bates business districts. Prichard Mayor A. J. Cooper ordered police to
Field weather station. Along the coast winds were estimated as fire two warning shots, then shoot to kill. Dusk to dawn curfews
high as 145 m.p.h. No one knows, for sure, since all weather- were imposed.
monitoring devices there were quickly destroyed. Scarce gasoline supplies were hiked as high as $4 a gallon.
It was about 10 p.m. when the hurricane's eye approached Residents were approached by companies proposing to charge
Mobile. It measured 50 miles long and 40 miles wide before as much as $975 to cut a tree and $2,250 to remove the tree and
landfall—the largest storm center in recorded history. A normal limbs.
eye is 12-25 miles in diameter. Chain saws were selling for $1,000 each.
Barometric pressure dropped to a new low for Mobile—28.38 Electric generators were priced at $500-$600 more than their
inches at 10:40 p.m. prehurricane price.
Twelve-foot tides surged onto the coastal lowlands. Shady operators began setting up in motels, representing them-
Power lines were snapping like weak threads. selves as carpenters, plumbers, and roofers.
Flying aluminum and tin roofing were smashing into windows "Never in your lives have you seen the amount of scheming of
and gravel from roadbeds and flat roofs was pelting cars like gun- people trying to take advantage" of the situation, declared
shots. Alabama Attorney General Charles Graddick.
The darkness of the night was lit up like the Fourth of July as Some 188,000 customers were without electricity. About 100,000
transformers began popping. Sparks from fallen wires looked like lacked telephone service, but 140,000 long distance calls were still
giant sparklers and traffic lights were dangling like Christmas or- processed in the hour between 9 and 10 a.m. Thursday.
naments left on a dead tree that had been thrown out into the yard. Without electrical power to operate refrigerators, gasoline
Some who had decided to "ride it out" began having second pumps, and cash registers, and with numerous roads blocked by
thoughts. Finally, panic-stricken, they called for help. But the debris, partial paralysis gripped an area 100 miles wide and hun-
storm's severity made it almost impossible to answer any but dreds of miles inland.
emergency calls. Mail service was disrupted. Newspapers couldn't publish. Gar-
At Providence Hospital 200 persons—families of essential hospi- bage collection was delayed. Schools closed. The Mobile County
tal staff members—were herded into the nursing school au- Grand Jury was able to deliberate on only about one-third of 135
ditorium and were falling asleep when a ferocious gust of wind cases due to law enforcement officers being tied up with relief
work. Athletic and social events were cancelled. zation. "Seventh-day Adventists are the most fantastic clothing
Health hazards abounded. Thousands of dead fish and tons of people I've seen in my life," he said.
rotting food created an enormous fly problem. Sewer systems Incomplete reports indicate that some 3,500 persons were
were out of commission, with raw sewage escaping to undeter- helped by Adventists during the week following the disaster. One
mined locations. Emergency medical supplies, such as tetanus Red Cross official stated that the figure was probably twice that. At
toxoid, were being flown in daily. People were being alerted to least 75 church members were involved in the relief effort.
symptoms of food poisoning, and urged to boil or chlorinate "I've always made a contribution to Ingathering," a businessman
drinking water. said while visiting the Alabama-Mississippi/Kentucky-Tennessee
Panic Seizes Some— With food spoiling and drinking water headquarters at Mobile Junior Academy, "but I'm going to give a
contaminated, some became terrified. Police had to use bullhorns lot more from now on."
to break up a mob of 5,000 crowded into a half-block area housing a The occupants of a trailer where a four-year-old girl lost her life
food stamp office, forcing its closure until other offices opened. in the storm told Adventist volunteers, "You are the only people
One Adventist Community Services van was attacked by desper- who have come to help us."
ate people demanding food. The Scars— The immediate danger is past. Utilities are again in
Police were dispatched to gas stations with generator-powered operation. Most businesses are open. Schools have reopened.
pumps and to food stores to quell disturbances and disentangle Athletic events, postponed following the hurricane, are being re-
traffic in the long lines. scheduled. Life is taking on more of a semblance of normalcy.
More than 800 vehicles lined up for 10-pound bags of ice going But scars remain.
for $1 each. As major disasters go, the death rate was low—eight killed, most
One Mississippi entrepreneur hauled 28,000 pounds of ice into in the storm's aftermath by fire.
the area, selling out in four hours. But that introduces the most pressing danger now—fire.
"Storm-weary residents of this Gulf Coast city suffered gamely
Adversity Reveals the Best— But disasters bring out the best
through the 145-mile-an-hour winds of Hurricane Frederic . . . ,"
in people, as well as the worst. ASC Distributors of Atlanta trucked
states Atlanta Journal staff writer Joe Ledlie. "Now they get jumpy
45,000 pounds of ice to Mobile for free distribution.
at the sight of a match."
Georgia Baptists sent 10-12 tons of ice.
Dried branches and other debris are stacked 10 feet high along
Some grocers gave frozen food away, rather than have it spoil.
streets or dumped in parks. According to the U. S. Army Corps of
Red Cross, Salvation Army, and other church and volunteer
Engineers, there is enough debris in Mobile to fill a 200-story
groups, including SDA Community Service workers, swung into
warehouse as long as a football field—or to burn whole sections of
action even before the winds died down.
the city down. It will be six months before it is all removed.
Approximately 550 Baptist men with chain saws assisted in re-
Half a million people's lives were disrupted. For those who lived
moving debris and fallen limbs and trees in Mobile County.
in mobile homes, housing is particularly critical.
Neighbors, who had hardly spoken to each other, began com-
Thousands in the tri-state area are out of work while industrial
forting one another. People, who in normal times would wave or
and business enterprises struggle to recover sufficiently to resume
speak to each other, were inviting one another to share food and
production and sales.
drink and joining forces to clean rubbish and remove trees leaning
It will be 18 months before Mobile is over the effects of the
heavily on rooftops.
storm, according to Mayor Gary Greenough.
The People Dig Out—People began to dig out of the rubble. Dauphin Island will have to do without its 9,800-foot bridge for
National Guard disaster teams were air-lifted to inaccessible two years, with mainland to island transportation reduced to a
South Central Bell began replacing 200 miles of telephone cable The city looks somewhat naked. Landscaping designers and
in Mobile. urban foresters are being brought in to propose ways to minimize
Alabama Power used 2,474 workers to restore electricity—10 the impact and hasten the return of greenery.
times the usual work force. More than 500 tons of supplies and Psychological scars remain, too. Dr. Michael Dinoff, of the Uni-
materials were moved into Mobile for use by power company versity of Alabama, states: "Those who experience a disaster first-
crews. hand are quick to lick their wounds and begin the job of rebuild-
The people's resilience began to reveal itself in such things as a ing. Fears, anxiety, terror, and depression come later, after the
sign in front of a fire station: "Landscaping by Frederic." A sign in cleanup."
front of a residence boasted, "Yard of the Month."
A Mood of Optimism— But, through it all, a spirit of op-
Advemtist Involvement— Were Seventh-day Adventists in- timism emerges. Tom Taylor, Mobile Press news editor, captured
volved in relief and good-neighbor operations following Hurricane that feeling of hope. " 'How'd you make out?' is the eternal ques-
Frederic? tion. The answers vary. Many suffered home damage. Many more
Yes. lost trees, their beauty i rreplaceable. But all but a very few offer this
Emergency vehicles from the South Central, Alabama- comment: Thank God we weren't hurt.'
Mississippi, and Kentucky-Tennessee Conferences were dis- "It is said the hurricane brought out the best and worst in
patched to the area immediately. While large units, for the most people. For every price gouger and line breaker there were scores
part, remained stationary, smaller vans, pickup trucks, and station of others, neighbors who cleared a path through the debris for the
wagons fanned out into hard-hit areas, offering food, clothing, and benefit of all or strangers willing to lend a hand or an ax or a funnel.
bedding. Hundreds came to the headquarters location for assis- "Today Mobile's proud trees . . . stand as the victims of a near-
tance. knockout blow from nature; their limbs reach awkwardly into an
A special hurricane relief offering was taken in all South Central again-blue sky.
Conference churches, according to M. E. Joiner, director of lay "But look forward to spring. Phoenixlike, the buds will give way
activities. to green leaves and a canopy of shade will once again cover
Students from Bass Memorial Academy worked in the Mobile Mobile's earth.
and Pascagoula areas, as well as in Lucedale and Vancleve, Missis- "Man may do his best, but God is the best rebuilder of all."
Faye Campbell, from Jackson, Tennessee, president of the The gymnasium at Mobile Junior Academy sustained considerable dam-
Kentucky-Tennessee Community Services Federation, was there. age, as did the Bearfork Road church. Other SDA churches in the area
So were Richard Hallock and W. C. Arnold, lay activities directors suffered minor damages.
of the Alabama-Mississippi and Kentucky-Tennessee Conferences,
"Myra Halpin, an official of the American National Red Cross,
from Dallas, Texas, praised the work of Seventh-day Adventists in
this disaster, especially our efforts to take our services to the
people in the field," reports Gary Ivey, pastor of the St. Elmo,
Bearfork Road (West Mobile), and Lucedale churches.
At a meeting of area clergy called to give information concerning
the government and Red Cross relief centers, Adventists were
singled out for commendation by W. D. Dibrell, head of Domestic
Disaster Services for Church World Services, an inter-faith organi-
The bell from the
tower of the previous
church, which served
the congregation 58
years, has been in-
cluded in the new
Current Pastor Gerald Mobley and Adam Gurley, local member
and building project coordinator, compare the finished church
to the architect's rendering held by former pastor Herb Crawley.
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Through the years this church has sent teachers,
physicians, nursing personnel, hospital administrators,
other denominational workers, and scores of laymen
not only to the Albemarle community, but to India and
Africa as well.
In 1913 the first church building was erected on Long
Street under the direction of U. D. Pickard. Eight years
later in 1921, the O. C. Bowers family donated a piece of
Members of the Albemarle church made plans to build this land for a new church and church school. That building
church 18 years ago. God broke the deadlock and it was served the church 58 years until the present church was
opened debt free.
In 1961 a building fund was started to build yet another
church. Property was purchased in 1966 on North 6th
Street, but a lack of funds kept delaying construction.
October of 1978 rolled around and the membership
was canvassed by the pastor, Herb Crawley, and Wayne
3cores of relatives and friends of the Albemarle, Martin, conference stewardship director, to determine
North Carolina, church were on hand for the first service if sufficient funds could be raised.
and dedication of the church's new church home on Frankly, the news was not good. But when Crawley
Sabbath, July 28. More than 18 years in planning, the was making his report, Kate Morton offered to donate a
final construction of the church came about in an unex- house and five acres of land upon which to build the
pectedly delightful way. Here is the story: church. At a subsequent meeting, the church discussed
property options, then voted to sell the church, the
In 1903, the O. R. Steed and the John F. Pennington
previously purchased property, and another parcel of
families moved from Rowan County to Stanly County,
land adjoining the old church which had been donated
North Carolina. One family settled in Norwood, the
by the Leo Plyers to enhance the sale of the church.
other in Albemarle, about 11 miles from one another.
Both families had come into the church through a Sunday, March 11, marked the groundbreaking cere-
crusade held by R. T. Nash. Until the Steed family moved mony, and on March 26 the foundation was laid.
from Norwood to Albemarle, the two families took turns With great joy the church beheld Cod's hand in the
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by Michael Hanson Photography by Wayne Martin
traveling to one another's home for Sabbath services. sale of the various properties. For 18 years they had had
On February 11,1911, the church was organized in the almost nothing with which to build. But then, after fully
Steed house, a few hundred yards west of the present committing their plans to God, they saw miracle after
church. Organized under the leadership of Nash, the miracle take place, the end result being the final erec-
church was known as the Rocky Ridge Seventh-day Ad- tion of the new church free of debt to the service of Cod.
ventist church. There are several surviving charter The sentiments of the church may be summed up in
members of that church: Ida Steed (101 years), Rachel this passage of scripture: "Brethren, I count not myself
Steed Spiess, J. Edward Pennington, and Marybelle Pen- to have apprehended: butthis one thing I do, forgetting
nington Byrd. those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto
Along with the newly organized church, the confer- those things which are before: I press toward the mark
ence sponsored a church school, which also opened its for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."
doors in 1911. Philippians 3:13, 14.
/^Ibertville, Brewton, Cleveland, Demopolis, Ever-
green, Fort Payne, Greenwood — the list goes on. There are
nearly 70 cities of 5,000 population, many much larger, in
which the Alabama-Mississippi Conference has not yet es- 10 miles or more from an SDA church in the Alabama-Mississippi
tablished a church. Conference.
The conference administrators and staff are developing a
plan to change this picture in the near future. by the elders and deacons at their annual convention in
"We have been opening new work in only two or three early December.
places a year," states W. D. Wampler, conference presi- "We can not carry on 'business as usual/ " says Warn pier.
dent. "At this rate it would take at least another 25 years to "We want to take the best parts of many programs that have
reach these cities, and we simply cannot plan on that much been presented and used effectively over the years. But we
time remaining." will also have to use some new and innovative ideas to
Several committees are at work to plan and implement accomplish these objectives. Some of our more experi-
this bold "Adventure in Faith," which will get underway in enced workers may find themselves fitting into new roles in
earnest by early 1980. One group is studying the confer- helping to enter these dark areas. Local church leaders may
ence territory to determine the priority locations for new need to assume larger roles of leadership in order to free
churches. Another committee is developing a step-by-step pastors for this work. Some of our promising young work-
plan for opening up the work and eventually establishing a ers may be assigned to these new territories, for with their
church in each place. Athird committee will develop a plan enthusiasm and courageous spirit they may be able to do
for recruiting volunteer and taskforce workers to move into great things for Cod. Ellen White wrote, 'Many of the bar-
the areas selected. A plan for financing this undertaking is ren, unworked fields must be entered by beginners. ... If
also being developed. they begin in humility, and put their hearts into the work,
The conference committee will make the final decisions (they) will be found to be the right men for the time and
in implement! ngthe plan. Thee nt ire project will be studied place.' " (Testimonies, Vol. 7, p. 271).
"We have 'compassed this mountain "The hovering about churches to keep them
long enough': 'let us go up at once, and propped up makes them more dependent on human
possess it; for we are well able to over- effort. . . . It is time that cities and villages everywhere
come it.' Now is the time for larger plans were hearing the solemn note of warning. 'Behold, He
and bold action. We have long depended cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see Him.' "
(Testimonies to Ministers, pp. 231, 232).
upon a volunteer army. A call now goes
". . . The Lord will work in this last work in a manner
throughout the field, 'who will come and
very much out of the common order of things, and in a
help us?' Will you join this great Adven- way that will be contrary to any human planning. . . .
W. D. Wampler ture in Faith? We need you!" The workers will be surprised by the simple means that
president He will use to bring about and perfect His work of
"We must find ways of channeling righteousness." (Testimonies to Ministers, p. 300).
more of our funds into direct evangelism. "I saw jets of light shining from cities and villages,
The Adventure in Faith project will need and from the high places and the low places of the
the support of our entire membership if it earth. God's Word was obeyed, and as a result there
is to succeed. We may need to curtail were memorials for Him in every city and village."
(Testimonies, Vol. 9, pp. 28, 29).
spending in other areas in order to pro-
vide adequate funds to enter new terri-
tory. Now is the time for genuine sac-
"The Adventure in Faith program pro-
vides a great opportunity for ministers
and laity to cooperate in the exciting task
of taking our beautiful message into
every part of our conference. We will be
actively recruiting college theology stu-
dents and seminarians to join us as volun-
teer workers with only minimal financial
George Powell, associate communication director of the Southern
R. R. Hallock support." Union, met with the conference office staff September 5 to discuss the
ministerial/lay Adventure in Faith project. He reviewed growth trends in various areas
activities director of the conference.
BERRIEN SPRINGS, MICHIGAN — — —
Bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees were conferred on 238 students at Andrews
University's summer commencement August 5. Combined with the spring class, the new
graduates bring the membership of Andrews' Class of 1979 to 754. Included were graduates of
the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary and the School of Graduate Studies as well as
the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Technology. Among those graduating were
14 from the Southern Union: William Underwood, Ronald H. Whitehead, Jon M. Harris, Calvin
B. Preston, Gary Davis, Michael S. Armayor, Michael A. Williamson, William B. Willruth,
Debra I. Neal, Yvonne Vance, Steven W. Brown, Jean K. Herman, Vonnie L. Straughan, and
James W. Wampler.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — — —
Proposed revisions in guidelines for employers for accommodating religious observance and
practice have just been published in the Federal Register by the Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission. Ninety days have been allotted for public comment, after which the Commission
will issue the guidelines in final form with any changes resulting from the comments, reports
Gordon Engen, associate director of the General Conference Religious Liberty Department. The
guideline revision was deemed necessary following the 1977 Supreme Court decision in the case
of Trans World Airlines v. Hardison. This decision has resulted in extensive confusion by
employers as to what obligation employers had to make in accommodating sabbathkeepers. The
new guidelines, when implemented late in the year, should help hundreds of Adventists find
accommodation for Sabbath employment problems. Letters to EEOC, especially from those who
are having or who have had serious Sabbath problems, would be most helpful to the EEOC. A
brief mention of your problem, and encouragement for enacting the guidelines, will help offset
some of the expected unfavorable comments from some employers. Your letters should be
addressed to: Marie D. Wilson, Executive Secretariat, Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission, 2401 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20506.
NEWBURY PARK, CALIFORNIA — — —
The Academy of Christian Cinemagraphic Arts has awarded the Faith for Today telecast a
"Christian Oscar." Faith for Today was recognized by the organization for producing the best
series of films in 1978. This is the first time that the ACCA has honored an Adventist
production. The ACCA is sponsored by the Christian Film Distributors Association.
DECATUR, GEORGIA — — —
Victor Miranda of Miami, Florida, approached the $50,000 mark in literature sales by
mid-October. Total sales as of October 11 amounted to $48,696. Close behind was James
Sauers, of Atlanta, Georgia, with $44,292. Tom Alien, also of Atlanta, was third, with $39,348.
The Carolina Conference has taken the lead in sales, with $530,161, followed by
Georgia-Cumberland and Alabama-Mississippi.
by Delorese Smith
A non-Adventist choir from
Moss Point, Mississippi.
I his year South Central Conference Youth Ministries ble individuals enlightened delegates with timely infor-
Director Joseph McCoy dared to break from the usual mation covering the following:
format to present one of the most dynamic youth con- How to prepare for an interview.
gresses in recent years. Three major factors—location, Women in non-traditional vocations.
time, and content—contributed to the uniqueness of An Adventist view of the all-volunteer army.
"Youth Congress 1979." The non-denominationally employed Adventist and
Youth Congress was held in Biloxi, Mississippi, at the his role in community services on his job and in his
Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center. church. The emphasis was on how the job and the
This in itself set this Youth Congress far apart from all church should benefit from his experience.
others in that no other congress had been held in the John McCoy, deputy director for the Santa Maria
coastal area of Mississippi. Many Tennesseans and Ken- Juvenile Office in Santa Maria, California, conducted the
tuckians were amazed at the splendor of the Mississippi "Problem Child" seminar. Emphasis was placed on how
coast and scenic countryside with its antebellum homes Adventist youth can best find workable solutions to the
and relics of the home of the first and only president of problems in this area.
the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis. The Adult Singles and Friendship Dating Seminar
found favor among the teens and young adults. Con-
In order for delegates to get the most out of all that ducted by Byron Dulan and his wife, Linda, of Lynwood,
had been planned for them, the congress began on a California, this seminar proved to provide much-needed
Thursday evening. And, contrary to popular belief that
midweek is a dangerous time to begin a meeting, many
Byron and Linda Dulan, from the Southern California Conference,
delegates were standing in line to register for the three conducted a seminar on adult singles.
seminars which had been planned.
Conventioneers from all over the South Central terri-
tory had time to participate in three mini-seminars which
dealt with the real world, real problems and issues so
very crucial to the survival of our youth and young
adults. Topics for these seminars were: "Careers," "The
Problem Child—A Street-Level Approach to Juvenile De-
liquency," and "Adult Singles and Friendship Dating."
The most disappointing aspect about the seminars ex-
pressed by delegates was that they wanted to attend all
three seminars. However, the seminars were conducted
simultaneously, preventing delegates from attending all
The seminar on careers was conducted by Judith
McCoy, sales manager for WVOL Radio, Nashville, Ten-
nessee; Paul Monk, director of youth ministries, Al-
legheny East Conference, Pottstown, Pennsylvania; Ed-
ward Woods, director of adult and continuing educa-
tion, Benton Harbor, Michigan; and Charles Colbert,
president of CAC, Inc., of Chicago, Illinois. These capa-
photography by Emanuel Jackson
J. Paul Monk, youth director for Allegheny East Conference,
explains Adventists' view of the volunteer U.S. Army. He is a
former Army chap lain.
Capping off the Youth Congress was a beach party
Saturday night on the white sands of the Gulf of Mexico.
The fellowship and Christian solidarity was reminiscent
of a true family singing and praising our Heavenly Father
and having a joyous time together.
Praise God for the leadership of Joseph McCoy who
was willing to step out in faith in the knowledge that God
is using his organization and planning talents to bring
the youth of the South Central Conference one of the
most informative, timely, and well-organized youth
congresses presented. We look forward to "Youth Con-
gress 1980." The administrators of this conference
should be rightly hailed as wise men for their support.
Delorese Smith is a secretary in the South Central Con
M.B.H. Trio, guests from Ephesus church in New Orleans. ference Department of Youth Ministries.
insight into the dilemma of the young adult who must
cope in a family-oriented church society. The message
to teens of dating age was very encouraging in that it
tended to place dating, friendship, and moral conduct in
proper perspective. The Dulans emphasized the prep-
aration of oneself to accept and understand himself in
the light of the all-powerful love of God. It was obvious
that "content," the thi rd major factor contributing to the
uniqueness of the Youth Congress featuring the three
seminars, was appreciated by all.
On loan from Andrews University was Ivan Warden
who so eloquently gave three moving messages with a
final message on Sabbath entitled "All Systems Go." A beach party was held Saturday night to conclude the Youth Con-
Each message profoundly exposed the theme "GO." gress.
Emanuel Jackson was the speaker for the Friday morning Jim Evans keeps the fires burning at the beach party.
The Sabbath school hour was conducted by Monk and
Joseph McCoy. Sabbath school was unequaled in that it
expO'Sed common cliches and their meaning such as:
"Just leave it in the hands of the Lord;" "There aren't
enough men in the Adventist church;" "The worst
church school is better than the best public school."
Those were just a few of the cliches discussed with lively
Finally, on Saturday night, there was a music festival
which featured two non-Adventist choirs, one of which
was the Keesler Air Force Base soul choir. The Choraliers
from Ephesus church in New Orleans, Louisiana, also
sang many beautiful numbers. Guest soloist Dwayne
Hamilton, from Nashville, Tennessee, did a magnificent
job of raising our sights to heaven with his mellow
Smoking Sam and free blood
pressure readings were fea t''!* hen the members of the
tured at the Pulaski, Tennes
see, church's booth at the
Pulaski, Tennessee, church de
Giles County Fair. Peggy Hop cided to have a booth at the Giles
per observes as Dorothy Coe County Fair, they had no idea of the
checks husband Harry's blood
exciting things that would happen
as a result of this decision.
COMMUNITY The theme for the booth was cen
SERVICES tered around Community Services.
Posters showing colored pictures
Gudger Nichols, minister of the
First Presbyterian church, which
of the Community Services Center
provides space for the Community (which is located in the basement of
Services Center, stands beneath the Presbyterian Church) were dis
the sign with Dorothy Coe, R.N.
played at the rear of the booth. Ad
ditional data on the poster indi
4*f>EN WEDNESDAYS cated that members of the Pulaski
9A.M. TO ? church have donated over 1,958
hours of volunteer labor and have
distributed 12,667 articles of cloth
ing in the past year. That's no small
feat when the total membership of
the church is less than 40.
Blood pressure tests were of
fered two nights during the fair
while Smoking Sam was dem
onstrated the other nights. Over
900 pieces of literature were given
away and manyquestionsaboutthe
Seventh-day Adventist health mes
sage and Community Services work
were answered by volunteer work
ers at the booth. Each evening a
drawing for a free Basic Bible was
held and, wouldn't you know, a lit
tle girl was asked to draw a name
from the box on the first night, and
she drew her own name!
One evening a photographer vis
ited the booth and asked if he could
take pictures. He was especially in
terested because this was the only
Audrey Davis (left) is inter
viewed by Mrs. George
McCormack as to her family's
by Dorothy Coe
church with a booth at the fair. The went on the air to tell about this congregation offering a big service
photographer had his blood pres work. to its community" appeared on the
sure taken and showed interest in So much interest was generated front page of the paper. Another
the literature. He also mentioned by Smoking Sam that the church whole page showed pictures of the
that he listened to the daily mes has enough signatures of in Community Services Center and
sage on the local radio station given terested persons to hold a Five-Day two more pictures were on another
by the Seventh-day Adventist pas Plan to Stop Smoking. This will be page. As a result of this publicity,
tor, John Estrada. He then men done in the near future. the center was swamped with dona
tioned that his mother was editor of What happened next was really tions of clothing on their next work
the local weekly paper and that she exciting. After the fair, Berniece day. That same day, 548 pieces of
would probably be interested in Kressenberg, managing editor of clothing were given away. Two
writing an article about Community the Giles Free Press, called to ask if families who lost their belongings
Services for the paper. Meanwhile, she could interview the Commu because of fire received clothing,
the local radio station asked for an nity Services volunteers and write a bedding, and household articles.
interview with one of the volun story about the center. This was (It is the custom of the center to
teers. As a result, Peggy Hopper done and an article about a "small give families a quilt when fire de
stroys their house.)
Alice Spurlin (left) and Elaine Walls are working on a quilt in the "log cabin" pattern. A minister from another de
A quilt is given to each burned-out family. The week following the fair there were two
families who lost their homes to fire. nomination was so impressed with
the work done at the center (he had
visited our booth at the fair) that he
asked to borrow the posters to dis
play to his congregation to show
what this little Seventh-day Advent
ist Church was doing for the com
While making an Ingathering
contact following the fair, one man,
who would never donate, gave $100
to the church as a direct result of
the newspaper articles.
It all began with a booth at the
fair, but only the Lord knows how
many hearts may have been
touched and how many souls will
be won to Christ as a result of the
witnessing, the literature distrib
uted, and the newspaper coverage
received because of a booth at the
Thomas Prosser trims printed Ingathering
by Bonnie Ellen Martz
here are the members of the Nashville Young
People's Society of 1926? Now in their mid-seventies,
they must often have thrilled over glowing reports of
caroling leaflets distributed and funds gathered in by
unnumbered bands of carolers across the world!
In 1918 the Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, members
needed a new church, and remembering Christmas
carolers of their native Wales, decided to try that
method of raising money—collecting $2,000 in a short
time. Thinking it would be good for Ingathering fund
collection, they tried that in Philadelphia with some suc
H. E. Schneider moved from Pennsylvania in 1926,
became leader of the Nashville YPMV Society, and in
troduced this new method of generating Ingathering
funds. A bit slow to catch on, in 1929, $548 raised by
carolers was added to solicited funds and the society had
$1,000 to contribute to Ingathering.
The young people became interested. W. P. Bradley
and J. J. Nethery of the Southern Union Conference
office noted the success and urged other societies to
Caroling leaflets are stitched/trimmed—the final factory opera adopt the plan, suggesting it at Southern Junior College,
tion. where it was taken up with enthusiasm. Societies all over
the South were singing for missions, and the General
Throughout the year, Ingathering materials are finished and stored at Conference then promoted the plan over the North
SPA, ready for early shipment to the churches.
Ingathering had originated in Iowa with businessman
Jasper Wayne, who in 1903 conceived the idea of visiting
folk with free missionary literature, asking donations for
the work. Little happened until he was invited by W. C.
White to visit with his mother at 6:30 one September
morning in 1904 at an Omaha camp meeting. Ellen White
endorsed the plan, and Wayne received many invita
tions to speak on it. In 1908 the General Conference
voted to produce a special foreign missions issue of the
Review which could be used for solicitation of funds,
and that year, after paying for the papers, $30,000 was
At Southern Publishing Association most of the 1980
Ingathering material has been shipped out. Now a spe
cial issue of These Times and Message Magazine In
gathering materials are produced at SPA, although our
editors work closely with the General Conference Lay
Activities Department in their preparation. This year's
campaign alone required a total of over 7,652,500 carol
ing leaflets, as well as 6,620,000 regular Ingathering
' 'id Christ entrust us with an impossible mission approximately $6,000 for 15 minutes a week for one year.
when He said, "Go ye into all the world and preach the In order to continue the European broadcasts for the
gospel?" On March 26, 1976, the four-billionth person remainder of 1979, we will need $204,000.
was born. How many have heard of and accepted Christ? In the Inter-American Division a shortwave station in
In Europe, which has the highest population density in Guatemala is being developed. When the power can be
the world, over 400 million people have never held a increased to 100,000 watts we will reach not only the
Bible in their hands. Approximately 2,500 towns and Inter-American Division but the South American Divi
cities each with more than 10,000 persons are without an sion and part of the North American Division also!
evangelical preacher of any denomination, and the situ Is AWR getting through? The Europe-based stations
ation is worse in East European countries. To complicate alone generate about 500 letters a month from listeners,
the problem, only a small number of missionaries are many requesting religious literature. An average of 20
working in this continent's 34 countries. letters come from Japan each week, although it's on the
opposite side of the globe from the transmitter.
When correctly used, radio is the most efficient of all
In just one day's mail letters arrived from Sweden,
mass media. Little seems to stop its effective penetra
England, Russia, France, Greece, Japan, Yugoslavia,
tion, not even iron or bamboo curtains, through which
Hungary, Italy, and Bangladesh. The list is different
the voice of Adventist World Radio (AWR) is loudly being
every day. One listener from Finland writes, "I'm your
heard each week. Its waves mysteriously filter over high
regular listener. ... I have listened to your programs
walls, past watchdogs and security guards, through
almost every Sunday in the English language and really
locked doors, finding receptive hearts in the most re
enjoyed them. . . . Many thanks for your politeness and
stricted, intimate places—places where, in person, a
witness could never go. Tens of millions of people are your interesting programs with good spiritual music." A
shut up in apartment dwellings in huge cities around the Russian man writes "Thank you very much for your QSL
world, deaf to all but the subtle, yet power-packed voice card, program schedule, and Voice of Prophecy news
of Adventist World Radio, the voice of hope. bulletin which I find very interesting. I would like the
bulletin regularly." In Japan, shortwave listening is a
Before 1971, Adventist World Radio was little more very popular hobby among teen-agers. A 14-year-old in
than a collection of plans and dreams. Today its Nagoya wrote, "I received AWR-Europe news from Lis
shortwave and medium wave programs speak in more bon, and I should be grateful if you would place my
than 15 languages, including Russian, Ukrainian, name on your permanent mailing list." Another young
Chinese, Serbian, French, German, Telegu, Hindi, listener wrote, "Please tell me more about Jesus Christ."
Arabic, and Greek. Headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal, Today the church faces the tantalizing possibilities
AWR rents time from a large, privately owned radio that it can really reach all men everywhere with the
corporation. Its 250,000 watts of power transmit to an Word. An impossible mission? Not any longer. Now it
area extending from Madrid to Moscow and Norway to can say "thank you" for your gift which will help enlarge
North Africa. In eight short years the program has grown the outreach of Adventist World Radio and bring Christ
fromi broadcasting a few hours from Portuagal to six to the masses.
transmitting stations around the world. The network
now includes AWR-Europe, AWR-South Asia, AWR- Dr. D. S. Williams, formerly associate communication
India, and AWR-China. Rental costs are expensive: director of the General Conference, is president of the
nearly $1,500 for 15 minutes a month for one year, and East African Union.
late news of tlie
G. T. Evans, conference treasurer, reports a TITHE GAIN of 14.1 per cent through August.
David Merling, conference evangelist, has concluded a series of EVANGELISTIC MEET
INGS in the VICKSBURG, Mississippi, church. Pastor David Smith reports eight persons
baptized thus far.
CAMP ALAMISCO, Dadeville, Alabama, has hosted numerous meetings recently. These
include: Southern Union attorneys' retreat, Listen workers' meeting, and Christian Record
Braille Foundation convention for the southeastern area.
K. M. Mathews, coordinator for the ADVENTIST REVIEW CAMPAIGN, states that early
reports indicate at least a 10 per cent increase in subscriptions for 1980.
PHYSICIANS AND DENTISTS from around the conference met at Camp Alamisco for a
weekend retreat September 28-30. Guest speakers were Dr. Richard Neil from Loma Linda
University and W. D. Frazeefrom Wildwood Institute. L. A. Stout, conference health director,
reports that this convention was better attended than any in recent years.
Members of the Raleigh, North Carolina, church will be taking a special THANKSGIVING
SABBATH OFFERING on November 24 to pay for a three-acre plot of land on which they will
build a new church. The three-acre plot was part of a larger tract which the owner was
reluctant to sell piecemeal. But two men, who are not yet members of the church, offered to
buy six acres from the owner, including the space the church was interested in. They then
offered to sell the acreage to the church for the same price they had paid, leaving the church
with an option on the remaining land at some future date. The three acres front a well-
traveled road and will cost the church $25,000. Pastor Wayne Owen expects the full amount
in hand after the special offering as well as commitments on the new building project.
Sharryn Mahorney of the Fayetteville, North Carolina, church conducted a small COOK
ING SCHOOL in the conference room of the Cross Creek Mall Belk's department store
September 10-13. Although only 12 persons attended the four classes, Mrs. Mahorney
reports that three non-member friend shave exhibited very good interest in the church itself.
A previous, similar cooking school held in February, influenced two of those who attended
to ultimately be baptized in full fellowship along with several members of their families. In
all, seven persons joined the Fayetteville church from the previous cooking school. Mrs.
Mahorney has high hopes for the current class.
The small, but very active Kinston, South Carolina, COMMUNITY SERVICES PROGRAM,
under the direction of Nadine Greenlee, sent another 55 boxes of clothes to Charlotte on
September 18, making a total of about 165 boxes so far this year. The church shows a
membership list of just 26 but Mrs. Greenlee keeps a high community profile with a variety of
The Florida Conference Youth Department hosted a South Florida PATHFINDER AND
YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONVENTION September 28 and 29 at Camp Owaissa-Bauer in
Homestead, Florida. Fifty-four enthusiastic leaders, representing 10 churches, participated
in the two-day convention.
Wally Welch, Florida youth director, reports that a new pair of leopards and a white llama
have become a part of the CAMP KULAQUA zoo family.
Immediately following Hurricane David, which devastated the Dominican Republic, the
Spanish churches in the Orlando area, under the direction of Amanda Velez, a church
COMMUNITY SERVICES leader, sent 5,000 pieces of clothing, 28 large boxes of food and
148 boxes of peanut butter and jelly (donated by local merchants solicited by Pathfinders) to
the devastated island. Art uro Bignoni, a deacon from the Forest City Spanish church, flew to
Santo Domingo to meet the shipment and to help Adventist pastors distribute the items. One
pastor reported that nine of the 10 churches he pastored were completely destroyed by the
Gerald Bond, Adventist Book Center manager, reports RECORD SALES of $4,602.51
during the fourth-quarter Sabbath school workshops.
Opening reports for the Florida Conference elementary and junior academy schools
show an increase of 159 STUDENTS for the 1979-80 school year. The Greater Miami
Elementary School alone had an enrollment of 68 more students than they had anticipated.
This required the addition of two new teachers. Ten additional teachers have been hired in
the Florida Conference for the current school year.
A RADIO SPOT MINISTRY has recently been developed by the conference Communica
tion Department and is being used by pastors to conduct a public ministry, according to Pat
Batto, communication director. The one-minute spots are recorded by the pastors and are
produced at the conference recording studio. The format for the spots first identifies a
problem, provides solutions to the problem, mentions the name of the local Adventist
church and pastor, and offers a free book to those who call a local number. Topics include
marriage, divorce, old age, bereavement, smoking, alcohol, drugs, recreation, stress,
weight control, exercise, nutrition, and parenthood. Topics related to an upcoming church
program are aired prior to the program. This provides an additional way of securing
interests for these programs. When listeners call and request their free book, they are also
invited to attend the upcoming church-sponsored program. In addition, public service radio
announcements are being produced to promote Ingathering and other community service
programs of the church that will be available to churches for distribution to radio stations.
Two NEW SCHOOLS in the conference commenced classes for the 1979-80 school year,
according to Gene Haas, conference education superintendent. The schools are located at
Leesburg and Cross City.
For 11 years, since the Medic Home Health Center opened, members from the Inverness,
Florida, church have provided weekly RELIGIOUS SERVICES to the home's elderly resi
dents. Attendance ranges from 20-25, according to Willard Baker, who brings a public
address system to the center every week. Baker explains, "We do this because many in
attendance are hard of hearing." The services include hymn singing, prayer, a message
from the Bible, or a study of a Psalm or biblical parable. Besides the group worship service,
Inverness church members visit those who are bedridden. One of the highlights of the
weekly program is the piano and violin music provided by church members.
According to Obed Graham, conference Sabbath school director, four churches in the
conference far exceeded their SABBATH SCHOOL INVESTMENT goal through August.
They include Wauchula, with a goal of $120 who raised $710.62; Florida Living, with a goal
of $450, raised $1,234.02; Clewiston, with a goal of $310, raised $1,320,21; and Ft. Myers
Shores, with a goal of $670, raised $1,740.
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Sturgis, church members in Kissimmee, a small community south of
Orlando, have been active in JAIL MINISTRY for a number of years. At present they are
conducting Bible studies with 43 inmates. Since their ministry began they have seen several
Overflow crowds are attending EVANGELISTIC MEETINGS in Melbourne, which began
Septembers. Evangelist Gordon Blandford and associate Ed Komorowski installed a large
TV screen in the community service room of the church complex accommodating the
Evangelist Dwight Davis and associate Carlos Turcios are conducting a BAPTISMAL
CLASS for 80 people who are attending evangelistic meetings at the Altamonte Springs
At the conclusion of MEETINGS in Winter Haven on September 22, 30 individuals were
baptized by Evangelist Lester Pratt.
Quinton Burks, pastor of the Gainesville church, recently BAPTIZED seven people at the
conclusion of meetings he conducted in that city.
Over 400 people thronged the ballroom at the Hyatt-Regency in Knoxville, Tennessee,
September 30 for an IT IS WRITTEN SEMINAR. George E. Vandeman, with a varied format of
lecturing, panel discussion, film, and Bible marking, presented a wide range of subjects as
well as a very happily received vegetarian lunch. Each participating pastor followed up the
interest generated by the day-long meeting with a "Continuing Seminar" in his local
Two wells have been drilled at the new COHUTTA SPRINGS CAMP, reports Wolfgang
Jadamski, camp ranger. Present indications are that the two wells will provide adequate
water for the camp and for all planned development on the peninsula.
Jim Epperson, education director, sends word that 64 more STUDENTS are enrolled this
year than were in our schools last year in grades K-10. A total of 1,856 are currently attending
church schools and junior academies.
Ed Reid, health director, spent the week of September 15 to 21 with the Greeneville,
Tennessee, church and also conducted a WEEK OF SPIRITUAL EMPHASIS for the workers
at Takoma Hospital. The revival meetings in the church were in preparation for a special
health-oriented evangelistic series to be conducted November 23 to December 14 by
Clifford Vickery, in which Reid will also participate.
George Pangman, pastor of the Peachtree City church, reports that, as a result of
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, they now have eight young people involved in Pathfinders, and
one family taking Bible studies with great interest.
Peachtree City held HOMECOMING DAY (Sabbath School Guest Day) recently which
resulted in the largest attendance ever. One family came back to the church the following
week. Pastor George Pangman circulated a questionnaire asking those who attended to
indicate what help they could give during the upcoming evangelistic meetings. This family
indicated that they would pray for the meetings every day and attend each evening the
meetings were scheduled.
Thirty young people are involved in YOUTH MINISTRY TRAINING COURSES, reports
Lewis Hendershot, youth ministries director. At Georgia-Cumberland Academy, under Don
Livesay's sponsorship, 10 students are studying principles of youth leadership. Beverly
Wiedeman at Laurelbrook School has a group of 20 academy students taking the course,
which fulfills part of the requirements for the Master Guide program.
Wayne McNutt, principal of GEORGIA-CUMBERLAND ACADEMY, says that the school
played host to a group of retired persons who toured the school facilities on September 16.
McNutt met with them in the chapel to explain the Ad ventist school system and invited them
to return for a vegetarian meal in the school dining room.
A branch Sabbath school in Dublin, Georgia, started by the Warner-Robins church two
years ago, was organized into a COMPANY on September 22. Don L. Aalborg, secretary of
the Georgia-Cumberland Conference, officiated at the service. Two active retired couples,
Mr. and Mrs. Gus Nichols and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Moxley, have moved into this once-
dark county to strengthen the work. The Dublin company is now meeting in a Mormon
Church, while their own new church building is moving along towards completion. Mem
bership is currently 13, since some of the newly baptized people have moved to other
places, and one is attending a boarding academy.
Bill Wilhite, Ingathering leader for the Jackson, Tennessee, church, collected over $1,600
for INGATHERING before the campaign was launched on October 1.
Lawrence Walton, pastor of the Madisonville, Kentucky church, received a phone call
from the Madisonville Community College requesting that a FIVE-DAY PLAN be conducted
on their campus each semester of the school year. The first program began October 15-19.
The college has done all the advertising as well as sending out brochures to everyone in the
Dr. FredrickGibbs, a member of the Richmond, Kentucky church, brought 19 persons to
the IT IS WRITTEN SEMINAR held September 29 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Lexington,
Kentucky. There were 274 persons that attended the seminar.
Evangelist Ralph Ringer had over 150 non-Adventists to his opening night of
EVANGELISTIC MEETINGS in Powderly, Kentucky. Lawrence Walton is the pastor of the
31-member congregation. There are approximately 10-20 non-Adventists attending Sab
Dale Brusett concluded an eight-week SERIES OF MEETINGS September 15 with 92
persons baptized in the Louisville, Kentucky, area. He was assisted by pastors Melvin Eisele,
David Hack, and Clarence Southard.
The Covington, Kentucky, church held a FIVE-DAY PLAN TO STOP SMOKING, September
16-20 at Northern Kentucky University. There were nine people in attendance. Of the nine,
five have been successful in breaking the smoking habit. Several who attended said how
impressed they were with the friendliness shown to them by Pastor John Loor, Jr., and all
the church members who assisted with the program. A few expressed a desire to visit our
church as a result of the fellowship they found there. A representative of the American
Cancer Society was present at the first meeting. One of the men who attended was referred
by that organization. Dr. Art Butterfield of the Lexington church and Drs. Dean Johnson and
Ted Miller, both from the Kettering Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio, assisted with the
Lewis Brand recently united the Chasteen family together into the Richmond, Kentucky,
church. Caroline Chasteen, wife and mother, was already a member. Those BAPTIZED
were: Wayne Chasteen with his three sons, David, Darrin, and Darryl.
T. A. McNealy has baptized 260 thus far as a result of his SUMMER CAMPAIGN at the big
tent in Atlanta.
At the workers' meeting held at Nosoca Pines Ranch October 7-9, the pastors reported
1,363 BAPTISMS to date.
James Edgecomb, pastor of the Miami-Bethany church, baptized 100 in his SERIES
during July and August in Miami.
Franklin S. Hill, III, pastor of the Atlanta-Boulevard church, baptized 61 in his CRUSADE
during July and August. This series, held on the same site used by W. D. Sumpter and Albert
Teele in previous summers, brings to approximately 450 the number of decisions for
baptism made on that spot.
M. E. Joiner, lay activities and inner cities director of South Central, did not wait for the
storm to pass over, but went to Mobile into the hurricane winds to provide EMERGENCY
HELP while the storm raged. The emergency van, equipped with a generator to provide
electricity, was welcomed as all power generators of Mobile were inoperative. Offerings
were lifted in ch urches all over the conference at a special request of President C. E. Dudley,
and thousands of dollars were sent to help buy food and other needed items.
The conference treasurer smilingly reported that the conference had a $250,000 IN
CREASE IN TITHE during the first eight months of 1979. "It is the greatest tithe increase in
the history of the conference," said D. A. Walker.
NEW CHURCHES WERE ORGANIZED in the cities of Granada, and Woodville, Mississip
pi; Overton Park in Memphis; Pulaski, Tennessee; Huntsville, Alabama, Third church;
Dechard, Tennessee; Panama City, Florida; and East Knoxville, Tennessee. According to
President C. E. Dudley, 10 churches are to be organized in 1979. He plans to begin a series of
churches in Birmingham, Alabama, which has had only one church for 65 years.
Patrick Vincent, pastor of the East Eighth Street church in Chattanooga, led the members
in paying for the church in two years and has now BROKEN GROUND for a new school.
The PATHFINDERS of the Memphis Longview Heights church, under the leadership of
Gail Jones Murphy, put on an unusual musical the last Sabbath of September at sunset. The
musical drew persons from all of the four churches in Memphis, and visitors from the city.
Dr. C. E. Dudley, president of the South Central Conference was HONORED in Columbus,
Mississippi, at the Air Force Base, in September. L. E. Blackwell is pastor of the district and
his wife teaches at the West Point College. Dudley was honored by the Northeastern
Mississippi Community Development Corporation, a unit of a national organization whose
object is to inspire citizens to build better communities with more beauty, comfort, safety,
and development. The plaque given to President Dudley complimented him for "outstand
ing community service." The Black Adventist Medical and Dental Association presented a
plaque to the smiling president because, as the BAMDA spokesman put it, "Dr. Dudley was
largely responsible for the establishment of this unique organization." Dudley, a member of
the board of directors of Oakwood College, was also honored by the college in the gradua
tion ceremony in June of this year. As one looks around the walls of Dudley's office one may
see some 15 plaques and trophies honoring him from being "The Father of the Year" to
being the president for South Central while it tripled its membership.
CORRECTION: The item in the October issue regarding James R. Bell's Louisville, Ken
tucky, crusade was incorrectly placed by the TIDINGS office in the South Atlantic section,
rather than South Central.
Lee Ellsworth Eusey celebrated his 81st
birthday in August at his home in Portland,
Tennessee. He has been a teacher or farm
manager at Atlantic Union College and Oak
Park, Shenandoah Valley, and Wisconsin
Academies, retiring in 1969 while a staff
member at Madison Academy. Eusey, the
holder of a master's degree, has spent more than 30 years researching the Civil War
period, and is now studying SDA life and history during that era.
South Atlantic Communication Director Samuel E. Gooden (left),
presents a plaque to Adam and Annie Mattocks during community
Relations Day ceremonies at the Calvary church in Jacksonville, A ribbon-cutting service was held August 25 for the new school and gymnasium at
North Carolina, August 18. The Mattocks were recognized for their Duluth, Georgia. Pictured are Jean Edgmon (left), assistant teacher, Susan
leadership in community action, voter registration, and self- Whitaker, teacher, Dr. Henry Farr, Georgia-Cumberland classroom supervisor, D.
development activities. Mattocks is the deputy director of the off ice K. Griffith, Southern Union Conference director of education, Deward Edgmon,
of Equal Employment Opportunity at the Camp LaJeune Marine pastor, and Arthur Morris, building contractor. The church and school are located
Corps Base in Jacksonville. Mrs. Mattocks heads the department of on nine acres. Space for three additional classrooms has been provided on the
fine arts at Jacksonville Senior High School. At right is Meretle H. second floor. Enrollment is presently 14.
Wilson, an SDA chaplain at Camp LaJeune.
Fifty-three persons attended the Home Nutrition Instructor's Update May 21-23 at Southern Missionary College. The event was sponsored by the Home
Economics Department at SMC and the Southern Union Health Department.
The new Corinth, Mississippi, church
was used for the first time September 1.
Although not completed, more space
was needed for the special anniversary
service. The small chapel in the Sabbath
Jessie Fordham Bowdish, of Hernando, school wing was inadequate. The
Florida, celebrated her 98th birthday Dr. George Napper (right center), chief of police for the city of Corinth company was organized Sep
September 17 by giving a piano recital Atlanta, addressed the Boulevard church October 6 and was tember 3, 1977. It was organized into a
for relatives and friends. Mrs. Bowdish presented with a copy of Bible Readings for the Home. Napper church September 2,1978. The work has
has played the piano for 90 years, and called on the church to enlist in the fight against crime. He has been opened up as a result of a medical
occasionally plays for church services. also helped solve Sabbath working problems for Seventh-day outreach program by W. E. Palmer,
Adventists. Pictured are Hector Ellis (left), 1st elder of the D.D.S., and sponsored through the
church, Dr. C. B. Rock, president of Oakwood College, Napper, Alabama-Mississippi Conference.
and Pastor Franklin S. Hill, III.
Southern Missionary College held its annual banquet for
graduates of public high schools and junior colleges Sep
tember 11. The banquet helps to acquaint students with
Ninety married couples renewed their wedding vows September 8 at the Jacksonville, the college and its administrators. Representative of
Florida, Regency church. MurrellTull, pastor, reads the vows as Forest and Gloria Tilly those attending the banquet are Ken Carr (left), a junior
(right) renew their marriage commitment. business management major from the University of Wis
consin, Hilda Fern Remley, field representative for stu
dent recruitment, Tami Goodall, freshman elementary
education major from Montgomery High School,
These lucky 13 students are enrolled in the Florence, South Carolina, church school, one of
Clarksville, Tennessee, Dr. Ron Barrow, director of stu
four opened this year in the South Atlantic Conference. Ruth Reed is the teacher.
dent recruitment, Dr. Frank Knittel, SMC president, and
tm Loida Ibarra, junior music education major from Miami-
_ ._._ ,_ Dade Community College, Florida.
The annual retreat for the 135 retired denominational
workers living in the Carolina Conference was held Sep
tember 7-9 at Nosoca Pines Ranch. Speakers for the event
were Dr. B. E. Seton (left), Dr. Harold Moody, L. R. Ras-
mussen, and Robert H. Pierson. Moody is chairman of the
South Carolina Commission on Alcoholism and Drug
Abuse and medical director of the conference.
number of literary forms, and dock encouraged free discussion of
The 3) enriching students' lives by
developing in them the ability
to evaluate and appreciate
the meaningof the rite as waterwas
scooped up from the lake. The
candlelight communion evoked
Church quality in literature.
A committee of English teachers
was appointed under the chair
A Sabbath afternoon study on
marriage introduced active role-
manship of Dr. Don Weatherall, as playing as a learning experience.
sociate director of education for The students were projected into
the Southern Union. This commit the reality of mixed marriages as a
tee began its work in January of Christian "bride" tried to choose
1978. an acceptable course. Her "hus
"Many excellent literature text band" and friends planned an eve
books are available on the market ning's entertainment that she
today," according to D. K. Griffith, couldn't enjoy as a committed
director of education for the Christian.
Southern Union. "Yet most contain The role-players explored her op
material that is unacceptable to tions, set ~ed the tensions, and saw
Seventh-day Adventist values. As a her relationship with Christ in con
result, Adventist teachers have flict with her marriage.
been requesting special literature The retreat's schedule included
books for some time." time for fellowship and play as well
Quest was published at the as exploring ways to learn God's will
Southern Union Southern Publishing Association,
and is a 352-page anthology of short
for each student's life and work.
Before returning to the campus,
Releases 9th Grade stories, essays, poems, and bio
the class elected officers.
The weekend was planned by Dr.
Literature Textbook A special teacher's edition has Roger Dudley, guidance counselor,
also been prepared. Both editions with Don Livesay, chaplain, giving
Southern Union — Ninth-grade are available through the Southern strong assistance.
students in Adventist schools will Union Office of Education.
D. K. Griffith (left) and Don L. Weatherall discuss the new literature textbook, Quest.
Louisville Youth Hold
South Central — Koinonia is a
Greek word meaning sharing,
unity, communicating, together
ness, and closeness. Since there is
no single English word to define
koinonia, it can be interpreted by
the phrases "Together We Share"
or "Sharing with Others."
This was the theme of the Fourth
Annual Youth Retreat of the Eouis-
ville Magazine Street church. The
four-day retreat was held at Camp
Carlson, a secluded, but modern
camp on the Fort Knox, Kentucky,
no longer have to rely on secular military base.
literature books. On October 4,
several thousand copies of Quest
GCA Retreat Features Forty youths attended the re
treat, which was sponsored by the
arrived at Southern Union Confer
Group Dynamics church's Missionary Volunteer De
partment. During spring the de
In April, 1977, the Southern Georgia-Cumberland — The partment also sponsors an annual
Union Board of Education voted Georgia-Cumberland Academy's retreat/seminar for married couples
that a ninth-grade literature book senior class retreat at Camp Aquila, and has plans for a senior citizens'
be prepared which would: a YMCA camp near Summerville, retreat next summer.
1) provide acceptable material Georgia, September 28-30 featured Joseph McCoy, the South Central
for use in Seventh-day Advent such experiences as "group Conference youth director, and
ist classrooms, dynamics," sharing of concepts, Sarah Smith, the Louisville church
2) elevate students' taste in read discussion, and role-playing. MV leader, conducted the activities
ing by introducing them to a A foot-washing service on the at the retreat, which included rec-
reation, nature hikes, and aware of Religion, Southern Missionary tending five days of VBS each stu
ness sessions. College; Bonnie Console, born dent could receive two certificates.
The main emphasis was on un without arms, whose testimony and By being present at the Sabbath
selfish sharing of one's self, an ideal demonstration of triumph over morning graduation exercise he
continually expressed in the personal tragedy have been an in could receive another certificate.
awareness sessions as a trait which spiration to thousands; and John Six hours of free swimming in a
exemplifies a Christian. Thurber, family-life director of the town with no public pool proved to
Carolina Conference. be a strong drawing card. Atten
Bible Conferences The College Bible Conference
featured Dr. and Mrs. Don Jacob-
dance was steady at around 125-
130. The Sabbath potluck dinner
Stress Interpersonal sen, marriage and family coun
selors who are pastoring the Stone
was attended by 160, with many
Relationships Mountain, Georgia, church;
LeCount Butler, chaplain of Hadley
Two swim sessions were offered
each Thursday, with the younger
Southern Union — Personal and
Memorial Hospital, Washington, children in the pool first, the
family development were em
D.C.; and Leonard Hoist, coun juniors later. In the three weeks of
phasized at both the academy and
selor at Fuller Memorial Hospital, lessons, 40 children learned to
college Bible conferences this fall.
South Attleboro, Massachusetts. swim. Others, who could swim al
The theme was "All in God's Fam
"Great emphasis is being placed ready, learned to dive and to swim
ily." Two hundred and twenty-five
on effectively treating the disease much better. As many as 70 chil
academy student religious leaders
of marital and family discord," re dren swam in one afternoon.
and sponsors came together Sep
marks Ralph P. Peay, associate Parents and children were both
tember 19-22, with the 200 dele
youth ministries director. "Our pleased, and later the mothers
gates from the colleges meeting
goal is to prevent, to the maximum were invited to special lessons.
October 4-6. Both conferences
extent possible, domestic crises Several who had always been afraid
were held at Indian Creek Camp,
through an educational process, of water learned both to swim and
teaching young people what God's to dive, making VBS a decidedly en
"The importance of the family to
plan is for them personally and as riching experience for the com
the church and society is univer
members of a family." munity!
sally recognized. But we frequently
leave the development of whole
some, harmonious relationships to Swimming Certificates Camp Rangers Study
accident, trusting that everything
will work out all right. But divorce, Build VBS Attendance Maintenance, Safety
child abuse, and teen-age dropout Southern Union — The first
Georgia-Cumberland — When
and runaway statistics tell us differ Southern Union Conference Camp
Mary Lou Graves and other leaders Rangers' Seminarwas held October
ently," states Clayton R. Farwell, were planning vacation Bible
Southern Union youth ministries 7, 8 at Indian Creek Camp. In atten
school at Dunlap, Tennessee, they dance were the directors and rang
director. thought of swimming lessons as an
As part of Youth-Family Year ers from each of the camps of the
incentive to assure attendance. Southern Union. The seminar was
1979, family-life counselors were Mary Lou and her husband, Dr.
prominent guests at both confer conducted by the Youth Ministries
Charles Graves, have a pool that is Department.
ences. The academy meeting in
used regularly by the Pathfinder "Camp management is now big
cluded Dr. and Mrs. Paul Cannon,
club (of which she is also director). business in the Seventh-day Advent-
pastor of the Bowling Green, Ken
The group made up "swimming ist Church," states Union Youth
tucky, church and directors of "The certificates" that entitled a child to
Bridge," an outpost for troubled Director Clay Farwell. "Millions of
a two-hour swimming lesson. By at- dollars are invested in land, build
youth; Lorenzo Grant, Department
ings, and programs, and we must
approach our work as profession
Presentations were made by
camp rangers and directors on such
subjects as buildings and grounds
maintenance, camp safety, and
public relations. Lee Beers and Ter
ence Futcher of the Southern
Union presented the subject of
"Loss Control and Risk Manage
ment." The value of pool purchas
ing was presented by Erwin Mack,
manager, Institutional Services of
the General Conference.
The camp directors and rangers
present felt that the seminar was
very much needed and ap
Clayton R. Farwell makes an appeal for commitment at the conclusion of the candlelight preciated, and they look forward to
communion service held during the College Bible Conference. another one in the future.
the softly lit room with stereo
music, a TV, rocking chair, dining
table, and a wall-sized mural of the
snow-capped Rockies. A wood-
Florida — Members of the
5-Day Plan Held in paneled sliding door hides all med
ical equipment needed for a deliv Venice-Nokomis church recently
Zephyrhills Prison ery, from a fetal monitor to
emergency transfusion equipment.
made payment of the last mortgage
note for their church building, ac
Florida — Atthe request of prison The birthing room allows fathers cording to Conference Secretary R.
officials, a Five-Day Plan to Stop to observe and actually take part in J. Ulmer.
Smoking was held behind bars at their children's delivery instead of The first phase of the building
the Zephyrhills, Florida, Penal Insti pacing nervously. project began in 1974 when Sab
tute August 27-31. Mary Lou Jones, head nurse for bath school classrooms and a fel
Larry Croger, pastor of the obstetrics at Florida Hospital, lowship hall were constructed.
Zephyrhills church, was invited to favors the birthing room concept. Completion was in April, 1975.
conduct the program after the "It's pretty common knowledge Construction on the sanctuary
that in today's society the family is did not begin until March of this
fragmented," she says. "By having year. By the end of July the building
the birth in the comfortable, homey was completed. On September 8
room, the family may especially the 69 members of the church, with
cherish its new members. What visitors and guests, dedicated the
more important time is there to facility to the glory of Cod.
bring the family together than at Presiding over the dedicatory
birth?" services were Ulmer and J. P. Rog
ers, conference treasurer.
The Venice-Nokomis, Florida, church was
dedicated September 8.
Zephyrhills Pastor Larry Groger talks with
two of the 40 prisoners who registered for
the Five-Day Plan held at the Zephyrhills
superintendent at the prison heard
of such a clinic atthe Florida Hospi Property Mortgage
tal in Orlando.
A year and a half earlier inmates Carolina —The symbolic burning
were forced to attend a smoking of the mortgage in Charleston,
cessation program by another or South Carolina, on September 8
ganization. Consequently, there marked the end of 10 years of finan
Who and Where
was considerable resentment by cial hardship for the church.
inmates for such programs. How Through the years, the financial
ever, because of word-of-mouth challenges which have faced the
promotion by two inmates, 40 men Charleston church family had been
voluntarily enrolled on opening
night. Mrs. Larry Groger, is a regis
a source of discouragement to
many of the members, but there Adventist Attorneys
tered nurse, assisted her husband
with the program.
was rejoicing when Nelson Rima
and conference administrators
So pleased were prison officials joined local church leaders Lionel Southern Union — Adventist at
with the Five-Day Plan that the Simmons and J. V. McCants, Sr., in torneys and religious liberty direc
superintendent has submitted an the note-burning ceremony. tors from throughout the Southern
article to a statewide prison journal Union met at Camp Alamisco,
A special meeting was held later Dadeville, Alabama, September
praising this community service in the afternoon to discuss the es 14-16 for their annual retreat.
program of the SDA Church. tablishment of a new company in a
On the last night of the series Leading out in the meeting was
nearby dark county.
three prisoners indicated an in
terest in Bible studies.
Opens Birthing Room
Florida Hospital — Florida Hospi
tal in Orlando, Florida, has opened
a new birthing room. The birthing
room reflects the international
trend to make birth a pleasant,
natural experience for mom, dad,
and infant. Lionel Simmons has the privilege of burning the Charleston property mortgage as local church
A home-like atmosphere is set in and conference leaders look on.
the president, Glenn McColpin, Ellen Bennett was elected presi for spiritual growth will make the
from Collegedale, Tennessee. dent of the Women's Auxiliary, 1980 Bible Conference a blessed
Guest lecturer for the retreat was with Ruth Potts as the vice presi experience.
Lee Boothby, associate counsel to dent. Dr. Patricia Palmour is the The Treasury Department of the
the General Conference. Paul El- secretary-treasu rer. conference will be making a list of
dridge, retired president of the Far The 1980 retreat of the Southern housing and prices available at a
Eastern Division, was the Sabbath Society of Adventist Attorneys will later date.
speaker. be September 5-7 at Unicoi, Geor
"In our increasingly complex so- gia. 500 Meet for
Carolina — Between 400 to 500
people gathered at the Memorial
Baptist church in Greenville, North
Carolina, on September 14 and 15
for the second annual Eastern
Carolina camp meeting.
Principal speaker, Ralph Watts,
Sr., a recently retired General Con
ference vice president, presented a
series of three timely messages on
the beauty, simplicity, and impor
tance of being ready to live for
Christ during the time just before
President Glenn McColpin presides over a meeting of the Southern Society of Adventist Christ's return. A recommitment
Attorneys September 14. call was made at the conclusion of
the morning service. The evening
ciety, we have come to appreciate
more and more the value of our Carolina Develops service ended with a call for bap
tism. Two young people in their
members in the legal profession,"
states F. D. Retzer, Southern Union
Plans for Bible twenties came forward to join with
religious liberty director. "Our
conferences and institutions fre
Conference the Advent people.
Sabbath afternoon was filled with
Carolina — As plans continue for a witnessing report entitled "Har
quently turn to them for advice. Re
the 1980 Carolina Bible Conference vest Time." Pastors and members
ligious liberty cases often arise in
(camp meeting) at Lake Junaluska, alike testified to God's blessing and
which an Adventist attorney's
conference administrators antici the evangelistic achievements in
counsel can be most helpful."
pate a larger than usual family at eastern Carolina. William Geary,
Frank Palmour, an attorney in Or-
tendance throughout the Bible conference secretary and evan
larido, Florida, was elected presi
Conference. gelism coordinator, conducted the
dent of the group. The vice presi
Younger families, as well as encouraging program.
dent is Gene Kendall, an attorney in
Mooresville, North Carolina. Ret others who are in the income-
zer is the secretary. J. H. producing years, are frequently
Whitehead, Southern Union trea unable to attend an entire camp
surer, is the treasurer. meeting series because of work re
sponsibilities. And most have been
unwilling to take vacation time for a
variety of reasons. That picture may
change, however, because of the
excellent housing and recreation
available at the Lake Junaluska As
A large range of housing accom
modations are available, from low-
cost cottages to luxury motel
rooms. With the trailer and camp
ing space included, about 4,000
people can be comfortably housed.
The post-card beauty of Lake
Junaluska, the nearby sightseeing
attractions, and a wide variety of
Ellen Bennett (left), of Asheville, North recreational activities will cause
Carolina, and Ruth Potts, of Florence, many families to consider combin
Alabama, were elected president and vice ing their vacation time with the
president, respectively, of the Women's Aux
iliary of the Southern Society of Adventist Bible Conference. All of these
Attorneys. things and a well-planned program
Calcutta r Events
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ALABAMA-MISSISSIPPI Bookmobile Schedule Continued
Columbia, Miss., Church Dedication— Nov. 10. Dec. Saturday Key West Sundown
Birmingham, Ala., 1st Church Grand Opening and Dedi Sunday Marathon 8:30-9:30 a.m.
cation — Nov. 17. 3520 Lorna Rd. Clyde O. Franz, Dr. Frank Knittel, Islamorada 10:30 a.m.-12:00 n.
speakers. Homestead 2:30-4:00 p.m.
ABC Prayer Crusade — Nov. 30-Dec. 8. Panama City, Fla. Miami 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Glenn Coon, speaker.
Troy, Ala., Church Opening — Dec. 1. Highway 231 South. GEORGIA-CUMBERLAND
Elders' and Deacons' Meeting — Dec. 7-9. Camp Alamisco. ABC Prayer Crusades
R. H. Pierson, speaker. Nov. 2-10— Belvedere, Atlanta.
Ministers' Meeting — Dec. 9-12. Camp Alamisco. R. H. Pier- Nov. 16-24 — Duluth.
son, speaker. Glenn Coon, speaker.
Nov. 9 Friday Selma 12 noon-1:30 p.m. KENTUCKY-TENNESSEE
9 Pine Forest Acad. 4:30-6 p.m. Bookmobile Schedule
10 Saturday Meridian 7:30-10 p.m. Nov. 10 Saturday Paducah Sundown
11 Sunday Jackson, Miss. 12 noon-3 p.m. 11 Sunday Madisonville 11a.m. to 12 n.
11 Florence 4-5:30 p.m. 11 Hopkinsville 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
11 Bass Mem. Acad. 7:30-10 p.m. 11 Clarksville 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
17 Saturday Dothan 7:30-10 p.m. 17 Saturday Memphis Sundown
18 Sunday Panama City 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 18 Sunday Dyersburg 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
18 Ft. Walton Beach 3-4:30 p.m. 18 Paris 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
18 Pensacola 6-9 p.m. Dec. 2 Sunday Tullahoma 12 n. to 1:30 p.m.
24 Saturday St. Elmo 7:30-10 p.m. 2 Woodbury 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
25 Sunday Bear Fork Road 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 2 Murfreesboro 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
25 Mobile 2-4:30 p.m. Evangelistic Meetings
25 Pascagoula 5:30-6 p.m. Nov. 3-Dec. 8 — Don Shelton, Smithville.
25 Gulfport 7:30-9 p.m. Nov. 3-Dec. 8 — Jerry Willis, Donelson.
28 Wednesday Phenix City 5-6:30 p.m. Mini Camp Meeting — Nov. 17, Memphis
28 Yuchi Pines 7:30-9:30 p.m. Kentucky-Tennessee Conference Special Session-Nov 11, 1979
(See Notice on next page)
Ingathering Banquet — Nov. 18. Nosoca Pines Ranch. SOUTH ATLANTIC
Tri-City Junior Academy Homecoming and Building Dedica Department Council — Oct. 29-Nov. 7.
tion — Nov. 24. Church Officers' Convention (North & South Carolina) — Nov.
Evangelistic Meetings 11.
Oct. 30-Nov. 30 Bill Stringfellow, Wilmington. Church Officers' Convention (Florida) — Nov. 17, South Atlan
Nov. 17-Dec. 5 Arnold Friedrich, Whiteville. tic Conference Campground.
Bookmobile Schedule Square Up With God Month — Dec. 1-31.
Nov. 3 Saturday Albemarle Sundown Florida State Federation — Dec. 1, Lakeland, Fla., Civic Center.
10 Saturday Spartanburg Sundown Church Officers' Convention — Dec. 1 , Atlanta, Ga.
11 Sunday Greenville South 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Workers' Meeting — Dec. 2.
11 Salem 5-7 p.m. Sabbath School Workshop — Dec. 7-9, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
12 Monday Fletcher (school prk. lot) 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
17 Saturday Nosoca Pines Ranch Sundown SOUTH CENTRAL
Dec. 1 Saturday Tri City Jr. Acad. Sundown Lay Activities Day — Nov. 3.
2 Sunday Durham 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Lay Advisory Council — Nov. 11,9 a.m. Oakwood College.
2 Elizabeth City 5-7 p.m. MV Federation Day — Nov. 17.
(nursing home) Teachers' Tour to Spain/North Africa — Nov. 21-28.
3 Monday New Bern 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Regional Conferences Literature Evangelists' Institute —
3 Wilmington 5-7 p.m. Dec. 28-31. Orlando, Fla.
4 Tuesday Elizabethtown 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
4 Fayetteville 5-7 p.m. OAKWOOD COLLEGE
8 Saturday Columbia Sundown The Certified Professional Secretary test will be given Thursday and
9 Sunday Charleston 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, May 1, 2, 1980, at Andrews University, Oakwood College,
9 Florence 5-7 p.m. and Walla Walla College for all Sabbatarians. You may make appli
cation by writing to: The Institute for Certifying Secretaries, 2440
FLORIDA Pershing Rd., Suite G, 10 Crown Center, Kansas City, MO 64108.
Pathfinder Camporee — Nov. 9-11. Circus World property, Deadline for making application is Dec. 1, 1979. However, you
Orlando. Highway 27 and I-4. Clay Farwell, speaker. should write to the Institute immediately. You may request a bib
Forest Lake Academy Alumni Homecoming — Nov. 16, 17. liography from the Institute for study purposes.
Friday night — "Growth of F. L A." Sabbath speaker — Jim
Pleasants. Potluck lunch. Saturday night entertainment. SOUTHERN MISSIONARY COLLEGE
Bookmobile Schedule Artist-Adventure Series
Nov. 2 Friday Greater Miami Acad. 2-4 p.m. "Skiing," John Jay, Nov. 3, 8 p.m. Phys. Ed. Center.
3 Saturday Miami Sundown "Switzerland," Curt Matson, Nov. 10, 8 p.m. Phys. Ed.
4 Sunday Fort Lauderdale 9-11:30 a.m. Center.
4 Pompano Beach 1-2:30 p.m. SMC Orchestra, Nov. 17, 8 p.m. Phys. Ed.,Center.
4 Boynton Beach 3:30-5 p.m. "Christmas Concert," SMC Band, Dec. 1. Phys Ed. Center.
10 Saturday Lake City Sundown
11 Sunday Gainesville 10 a.m.-1 p.m. SOUTHERN UNION
11 Ocala 3-5 p.m. World Temperance Day and Offering — Nov. 24.
17 Saturday North Miami Sundown Stewardship Day — Dec. 8.
18 Sunday Ft. Myers Jr. Acad. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
18 Medical Center 2:30-5 p.m. OUT OF UNION
(Punta Gorda) Country Life Seminar — Nov. 22-26. Hagerstown, Md. Workshops on
19 Monday Tampa First 7:30-10 p.m. how to operate vegetarian restaurants, bakeries, natural food
21 Wednesday Walker Memorial Hosp.1-7 p.m. stores, reconditioning centers, treatment rooms. For information
Dec. 1 Saturday West Palm Beach Sundown and reservations call 800-638-3700, Ext. 12.
2 Sunday Miami Springs 9-11 a.m. Lynwood, Calif., Church Homecoming — Nov. 9, 10.
2 Hollywood 12:30-2:30 p.m. A Family Physician of the Year Award will be given in February, 1980,
2 Plantation 3:30-5:30 p.m. by the Family Practices Network of Loma Linda University. Physi
8 Saturday Tampa First Sundown cian must be a member of LLU Alumni Association. Send nomina
9 Sunday Clearwater 9-11:30 a.m. tions and reason for recommendation to Raymond O. West, M.D.,
9 New Port Richey 1:30-3 p.m. Coordinator, Affiliated Network, Loma Linda University, Loma
9 Brooksville 4-5:30 p.m. Linda, CA 92350.
Conference. He and his wife, the former Delores A. Furlow, have two
8. R. E. Tottress is the associate pastor of the Atlanta-Berean
church. He has been co-pastor of the Oakwood College Church. Tot-
tress has had a radio broadcast for more than 25 years. His wife is the
former Margarreau F. Norton of Texarkana, Texas.
Recent pastoral assignments include: William Monk, a new worker,
to Lexington and Covington, Kentucky; William Gilliard, Hopkinsville,
Bowling Green, and Paducah, Kentucky; Doc Hatcher, from Murfrees-
boro, Tennessee to Port Gibson, Yazoo City, and Vicksburg, Missis
sippi. Henry Holt is to add to the New Life church in Nashville, the
churches in Murfreesboro and Springfield, Tennessee. Student Pastor
George Russel Seay will pastor Fayetteville, Tennessee; Student Pas
tor Ronald Walker to Pulaski. Tennessee; retired worker D. C. Batson to
WOOD — CAVANAUGH
Sherry Cavanaugh and Michael Wood were married in the Forest
Lake church. Forest City, Fla., on April 1. The bride is the daughter of
Captain and Mrs. Ford Cavanaugh of Panama City, Fla. The bride
groom is the son of Dr. Harold Wood of Texas and Betty Jane Wood of
Forest City. After a honeymoon trip in the Bahamas, the couple is
Alabama-Mississippi residing in Loma Linda, Calif., where the groom is a medical student.
1. Shirley Goodridge is the superintendent of education and com
munication director, replacing Gerald Kovalski, who has transferred to PREST — MOLLIER
the New York Conference. Mrs. Goodridge comes from the Michigan Mary Mollier and Charles Prest were united in marriage April 12 at the
Conference where she has served as supervisor of education since Senior Citizens Club of the Walker Memorial church in Avon Park, Fla.,
1975. She will receive the Ed. S. degree in 1980 from Michigan State with D. B. Myers officiating. Prest is the father of Ruth Kipp of Avon
University. Park, and Mary is the grand mother of Mrs. John McClellan, Jr., of Avon
2. Elder and Mrs. Ben Trout have moved to Carolina from Estes Park, MCKINNEY — OFT
Colorado, where he served as pastor. Trout has been business man Twyla Noelle Oft and John Henry McKinney, Jr., were united in
ager of Campion Academy, principal of Enterprise Academy, treasurer marriage June 30 in the Walker Memorial church, Avon Park, Fla. The
of the Nebraska Conference, and president of the North Dakota Con bride's grandfather, D. B. Myers, officiated. Twyla is the daughter of
ference. His most recent administrative assignment was treasurer of Mrs. Juvernia Oft, Avon Park. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John
the Atlantic Union. He will be serving in the Trust Services Department. McKinney of Gainesvilie, Fla. The couple is living in Collegedale, Tenn.,
where Twyla has one semester of nursing and John will complete his
Florida degree in theology.
Jim Krause is transferring from Florida Living church to the Braden-
ton church. CARWILE — HUGHES
Manuel Lopez is now pastoring the Tampa Spanish church, coming Juanita Jean Hughes and Howard Hearnes ("Bo") Carwile, Jr., were
from the Forest City Spanish church. united in marriage Aug. Sin the Kingsport, Tenn., church. Juanita is the
Dean Bixby, former office manager of the Book Department at daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Ross E. Hughes of Kingsport. "Bo" is the son
Southern Publishing Association, replaces Keith Walters as assistant of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Carwile of Richmond, Va. Noel Shanko officiated,
manager of the Adventist Book Center in Orlando. Walters is the new assisted by the bride's grandfathers, M. D. Howard and Alton E.
ABC manager for the Minnesota Conference. Hughes. After a wedding trip to the Virgin Islands, the couple is residing
Jerry Benson returns from study leave to pastor the Okeechobee near Chattanooga.
South Atlantic LEGAL NOTICE
3. Trevor Fraser, new pastor of the West Palm Beach, Florida, KENTUCKY-TENNESSEE CONFERENCE SPECIAL SESSION
Ephesus church replaces F. R. Nealy. Fraser was the former pastor of Notice is hereby given that a specially called constituency meeting of
Concourse church, Bronx, New York, in Greater New York Conference. the Kentucky-Tennessee Conference of Seventh-day Adventists will be
His wife is the former Edith Clay of Louisville, Kentucky. They have two held in the Highland Academy auditorium, Highland Academy campus,
children: Kiesha, 3, and Treavor, 7 months. Highway 109, twelve miles north of Gallatin, Portland, Tennessee, Sun
F. R. Nealy, new pastor of Oakland Avenue church in Florence, South day, November 11, 1979. The meeting is called for 10:00 a.m. This
Carolina, replaces Cleveland Mair. session is called for the purpose of studying a proposed master plan
Cleveland Mair is pastor of the newly created Apopka, Florida, dis and rebuilding at Highland Academy and for giving study to the K-12
trict, which was a part of Orlando district. constitution. Each church in the conference is entitled to one delegate
4. William C. Byrd, new pastor of the St. Petersburg, Florida, Elin for the organization and an additional delegate for each twenty mem
church, replaces O. J. McKinney. Byrd pastored in Lake Region Con bers or major fraction thereof.
ference before going to Southwest Region Conference where he last A. C. McClure, President H. V. Leggett, Secretary
pastored in San Antonio, Texas. His wife is the former Carol Sterling of
Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They have three children: Carl, Carla, and
5. Keith Dennis, new pastor of Daughter of Zion church in Delray
Beach, Florida, replaces Jerry Lee, who accepted a call to Allegheny
West Conference. Dennis pastored a number of churches in North
eastern Conference, most recently Hartford, Conneticut. His wife is the
Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Dec.
former Mavis Gabay of New York. They have five children.
6. O. J. McKinney is the new ministerial and stewardship director of 2 9 16 23 30 7
the South Atlantic Conference. He was the pastor of the St. Petersburg 5:45 5:40 5:35 5:32 5:30 5:30
district, consisting of Elim church in St. Petersburg, the Sarasota Charlotte, N.C. . . . , 5:28 5:22 5:17 5:13 5:11 5:11
church, and Ft. Myers church. His wife is the former Bonnie Bryant of Collegedale, Tenn. . 5:46 5:40 5:35 5:32 5:30 5:29
Flint, Michigan. They have four sons. . 4:51 4:45 4:40 4:36 4:35 4:34
Joseph Hinson is now the conference evangelist. He previously held Jackson, Miss. .... 5:10 5:04 5:00 4:57 4:56 4:56
the positions of ministerial and lay activities director of the South Louisville, Ky. .... 4:43 4:36 4:31 4:26 4:23 4:23
Atlantic Conference. He will continue to carry Lay Activities until a Memphis, Tenn. . . 5:05 4:59 4:54 4:50 4:48 4:48
replacement is named. Montgomery, Ala. . . 4:55 4:49 4:45 4:42 4:40 4:40
7. Herman Davis is the new pastor of the Clearwater and the Mt. Nashville, Tenn. . . . 4:51 4:44 4:39 4:35 4:33 4:32
Calvary and Town and Country churches in Tampa. He succeeds W. D. 5:40 5:36 5:32 5:30 5:29 5:30
Sumpter, who recently joined the Ministerial and Inner City Depart Wilmington, N.C. . . . 5:19 5:13 5:08 5:05 5:03 5:02
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Services needs a programmer analyst. The position requires 2 yrs. of institutional & supervisory experience, M.A. with advanced specialty pre-
programming experience with Cobol & RPG preferred. The salary com- ferred. Community competitive salary. Also staff therapists needed. Con-
mensurate with experience. Interested parties please inquire manager, tact Ken Bariel, Administrative Dir., Rehabilitation Center, White Mem.
Administrative Services, 11291 Pierce St., Riverside, CA 92505, (714) Med. Center, 1720 Brooklyn Ave.. Los Angeles, CA 90033; ph. (213)
785-2323. _____ _________________ __ __ __ (1_1_) 268-5000, Ext. 1337.______ __ __ ____ ____ _____(TU2)
FARM, 141-acres, 9 mi. from freeway. Eight rm. country house, bath, RN - HEALTH EDUCATION: Opening for patient education coordinator
gas heat, garage, other outbuildings, paved rd., creek. $89,500. Financing. with master's in health education or community health nursing. Min. of 3
(615) 336-5442.____ ___________________ __ __ 00 yrs. exp. in med. /surgical nursing. Position involves teaching diabetic,
stroke & coronary patients. Call: Pat Coleman, Porter Mem. Hosp., 2525
ONE- & FIVE-ACRE TRACTS: Dunlap, Tenn., 3 mi. to church school. South Downing, Denver, CO 80210, (303) 778-1955. (11)
Jasper, Tenn., 7 mi. to church school, One- & 5-acre tracts: Collegedale,
Tenn., 6 wooded acres, & 1 acre. Easy terms. P.O. Box 844, Collegedale, DIRECTOR OF NURSES, nursing supervisors, & dir. of building ser-
Tenn. 37315. (615) 336-5442.__ ________________ __ _(11) vices needed at Laurel Nursing & Retirement Centerin Hamburg, Pa. Rural
FOR SALE: Beautiful 3 acres on table top. $9,900. Jellico, Tenn. 2 mi. location, just 2 mi. from Blue Mtn. Acad. 160 patients. Salary negotiable.
from church school, 4 mi. from SDA hosp. & 1-75. Septic tank, water, elec.. Benefit pkg. ASI member. Call Richard Mayer, (215) 562-2284. (11.12)
rd. Ready to build your home. Call (205) 264-1590, (205) 272-6437—work.
g SDA hosp.
____________ __ _____ ______ __ __ _(J_L12) Qualifications: MS in industrial or management engineering; strong in math
FOR SALE: New brick home secluded on 7 acres in Tenn./N.C. mtns. !4 & statistical analysis. Responsible for studies of space utilization, produc-
mi. from church, church school. & hosp. Call (615) 727-6000. __ (LO tivity, operational systems; design & implementation of improved systems'.
FOR SALE: Mtn. land. Acreage, or will build to suit. About 16 mi. from Contact: Recruitment Dept.. ADVENTIST HEALTH SERVICES Corp..
church. Opportunity for missionary endeavor. E. H. Chilson, Warne, NC P.O. Box 2054, Glendale, CA 91209; phone (213) 956-1900, Ext. 291. (11)
28909. (704) 389-6580. __ __ __________ __ __(_11.12)
SALE: 3 bedrm frame home, 80' x 150' lot. Hardwood floors, panelled FOR SALE: 110 acres, midway Cincinnati & Louisville. Wilderness
walls. Within driving distance 3 small churches & church schools. Wood home or institutional site. Well-watered by springs & creek. Electricity
heater optional. Looking for missionary-minded family. $27,000. Write available. !/i mile from state road . Red cedar & hardwood. Kenneth Gibson,
Rodney Colson. Dayton. TN 37321. or call (615) 775-3537. __ (11.12) RFD 1, Box 273-B, Shiloh, GA 31826, or call (404) 846-3275. (10,11)
FOR SALE: Nice 2-bedrm mobile home. New carpet, carport & redwood HEALTH CARE PERSONNEL NEEDED: Doctors, all areas of nursing
deck, utility shed. Located Greeneville, Tenn.; near 10-grade school, hosp. personnel, including director & ass't.; chief x-ray & lab tech, electrician.
& church. Hillside lots (2!/2) 125' frontage, 190' deep. Contact (606) 652- All those who have desire for missionary work & willing to accept the
3674 or Box 340. Blaine, KY 41124._______ __ __ __ JJJ.I2) challenge & desire dry climate with mild winters, contact J. E. Langloys,
'77 FORD VAN — custom built deluxe, & 31' TRAVEL TRAILER — full Reeves County Hosp.. Box 2058, Pecos, TX 79772, (915) 447-3551.
bedrm, new carpet, new water tank, abundant closet space. Will sell to- __ __ ________ _________ ___________ (10,11 ,2,3)
gether or separately. L. A. Watson. Rt. 6, Box 380, Conway, SC 29526, ASSISTANT PERSONNEL DIRECTOR needed for progressive, modern
(_803)_347-3362._____ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ (1 0 373-bed suburban hosp. in Kansas City. Business or personnel administra-
HOME FOOD DRYER PRESERVES FOOD WHILE YOU SLEEP! Saves tion degree with minimum 2-3 yrs experience in employment or compensa-
your money, time, nutrition. Shrinks 36 tomatoes into pint jar! Beautiful tion. Excellent wages commensurate with experience. Contact Frank
wood-grained vinyl cabinet. Fully auto, temp., portable. 12 trays/16 sq. ft. Diehl, Shawnee Mission Medical Center, 74th & Grandview, Shawnee
Energy efficient—500/day. 4 stamps rushes info. Desert Winds, Box 30TD, Mission, KS 66201. (913) 676-2579. (8,9,11)
Jellico. TN 37762. Dealers wanted._ ___ __ ___ __ (11,18.104.22.168) SHAWNEE MISSION MEDICAL CENTER: Immediate positions avail-
ARE YOU AN ELDERLY GENTLEMAN looking for a home in sunny able for assistant radiology manager, chef, cook, dietitian, heating/air con-
Warm Springs, Ga., on a lovely country estate? Our total care includes ditioning mechanic for 373-bed suburban hosp. in Kansas City. Excellent
vegetarian cooking in a Christian fam. atmosphere. Participate in gardening benefits, will pay relocation expenses. 74th & Grandview, Shawnee Mis-
if you desire & live in priv. rm. & bath in our guest cottage. Do come & visit sion. KS 66201. (913) 676-2576. __ ________ ____ (8.9.11)
us. Write L. W. Varga, Rt. #1, Box 208-A, Warm Springs, GA 31830, or PISGAH ESTATES: Retired or thinking of retiring? Consider one of 72
phone: (404) 655-2267.___________________ ___ __ __(J_U 2- or 3-bedroom homes near Mt. Pisgah Academy, Asheville, N.C. If 55 or
CHALLENGING SALARIED POSITION in full-time denominational older and would like to work less but enjoy life more, all homes AC, electric
work with Christian Record Braille Foundation. Openings in N.C., S.C.. heat, carpeted. For further information write Herman E. Davis, MPA
Tenn.. & Ky. Contact Homer Holiman, Box 307. Collegedale,TN 37315, or Corporation, P.O. Box 6953, Asheville, NC 28806. (O)
phone_(615)_396-279L_____ _______ _____ _ __(1U2)
oun^ dried beans, vegetable-
WANTED: Director/teacher for new Black Adventist day-care center. enzyme cheese, health food, & many other items. Delivered direct to your
Contact Elder Raymond Baker, Jr., Emanuel SDA Church, 1534 E. Broad church. Compare our low prices. Send for free price list to Granny's Pantry.
Ave.. Albany, GA 31705. (912) 439-1352 or 883-0149. __ (11.1,3,5.7) Box 106, Afton. TN 37616. __ __ __ __ _ __ ___OJ.12)
HOUSEKEEPER/NURSES' AIDE needed to live in with 68-yr.-old crip- FREELOANING CASSETTE LIBRARY. 30 cents charge onl y for post-
pled man who has muscular dystrophy. Free rm. & $300a mo. Contact Mrs. age and handling in the U.S. Many of E. G. White's books: Conflict of Ages
Zelma Prather, #34 2nd Ave., (Poe Mill) Greenville, SC 29609, ph. (803) Series, Ministry of Healing, Early Writings, Evangelism, The Testimonies; Ellen
271-4674. __ _________ _____ _____ __ ___ __(U) G. White's complete workshop; evangelistic series. Ideal for new SDA's
LAURELBROOK SAN: Nursing home beds available to any race. $26 per and non-SDA's. Camp meetings, "It Is Written" programs. Many health,
day. SDA staff/3 drs. Vegetarian diet. Century Whirlpool, Easy Bath units. nutrition series. Over 1,000 sermons covering everything SDA's want to
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(615) 775-3336. Ext. 31._________ ______ __ __ _UJ,12| possess management ability & clinical expertise. Plan & direct nursing
FOOD SERVICE SUPERVISOR needed for 120-bed facility expanding to service activities in a 73-bed J.C.A.H. accredited denominational hosp. In
200. SDA Church; 12 mi. Groveland Acad.; 30 mi. to Forest Lake Acad. the south Tex. coastal sunbelt. Growing church & 8-grade school. Contact
Maintenance, laundry, security staff also needed. Lake Highlands Retire- Ron Combs, administrator. Memorial Hospital, Beeville, TX 78102, (512)
ment & Nursing Home, Clermont, FL 32711. (904) 394-2188. (ID 358-5431. (11)
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Volume 73, No. 11 November, 1979
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE SOUTHERN UNION
CONFERENCE OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS
our work in Cuba is in jail, sentenced
to six months of hard labor simply be
cause he stood up for his faith, and is
held responsible for the actions of all
SOUTHERN UNION his members.
CONFERENCE DIRECTORY Elder Wilson spoke of and intro
3978 Memorial Drive duced to the delegation a leader from
Mail Address: P.O. Box 849
Decatur, Georgia 30031 President, Southern Union Conference Ethiopia, Bekele Heye. In just a few
Telephone (404) 299-1832 words, spoken without rancor or
President .................. H. H. SCHMIDT complaint, Elder Heye told about how
Secretary ....................... H. F. ROLL the 14,000 members in Ethiopia are
Associate Secretary ......... T. W. CANTRELL Annual Council Convenes under constant surveillance and sus
Treasurer ................. J. H. WHITEHEAD
Assistant Treasurers ............ LEE D. BEERS At the time of this writing, I am in picion. Students and church leaders
attendance at the Annual Council are being imprisoned and even tor
Departments which is in session at the General Con tured. Tithes and offerings are being
Communication ............ O. L. HEINRICH
Education ................... D. K. GRIFFITH ference office and church in Takoma confiscated. This is a strong and
Health .......................... H. F. ROLL Park. The work of the church is becom courageous leader who himself has
Lay Activities, ASI ....... W. M. ABBOTT, JR. ing more and more complex in this been detained and questioned many
Ministerial .................. H. E. METCALF
Publishing .................... ERIC RISTAU rapidly changing world. It takes a tre times by the authorities. In spite of
Religious Liberty, mendous amount of work on the part these difficulties the work moves for
Sabbath School .............. F. D. RETZER of the leaders of the church prior to ward under the inspiration of the Holy
Stewardship ............... T. W. CANTRELL
Youth Activities, the opening of the Council. The North Spirit and the protecting hand of God.
Temperance ....... CLAYTON R. FARWELL American Union Conference presi We are hearing many encouraging re
Home Health Education Service dents are always invited to these pre- ports of soul winning and church
Telephone (404) 299-1621 meetings of the home and overseas growth at home and abroad. This
Director ...................... ERIC RISTAU offices because much of what is done buoys us up.
Treasurer .................... GERALD BIETZ
relates to the work in North America.
Trust Services We had nearly 100 items on the agenda
Director ...................... C. G. CROSS for these premeetings. In this issue of the TIDINGS, there is a
Local Conference Directory report of Hurricane Frederic and the
Wilson Reports Trouble Spots terrible damage caused by this storm.
ALABAMA-MISSISSIPPI — W. D.Wampler, pres
ident; L. A. Stout, secretary; G. T. Evans, The Council opened on Tuesday But best of all, the report indicates
treasurer; 6450 Atlanta Highway (P.O. Box
17100), Montgomery, Alabama 36117. Tele
evening, October 9, in the Takoma what our church was able to do in the
phone (205) 272-7493. Adventist Book Center. Park church. To a full house of dele ravaged area to bring relief to the
CAROLINA — M. D. Gordon, president; W. A. gates and invitees, Neal Wilson, our homeless and deprived. I want to
Geary, secretary; A. L. Ingram, treasurer; 6000
Conference Drive (P.O. Box25848), Charlotte, new General Conference president, commend the conference leaders in
North Carolina 28212. Telephone (704) 535- gave a stirring keynote address. He Alabama-Mississippi and South Cen
6720. Adventist Book Center — Telephone first gave a brief report of a few trouble tral, particularly, and other confer
FLORIDA — H. J. Carubba, president; R. J. spots in the world for the Adventist ences that sent their men and equip
Ulmer, secretary; J. P. Rogers, treasurer; 616 E. Church. He told of how the leader of ment to help in this time of need.
Rollins Street (P.O. Box 1313), Orlando, Florida
32802. Telephone (305) 898-7521. Adventist
Book Center — 2420 Camden Road (P.O. Box
1313), Orlando, Florida 32802. Telephone (305)
GEORGIA-CUMBERLAND — Desmond Cum-
mings, president; Don L. Aalborg, secretary;
R. P. Center, treasurer; I-75 at Highway 156
(P.O. Box 12000), Calhoun, Georgia 30701.
Telephone (404) 629-7951. Adventist Book Editor OSCAR L. HEINRICH
Center — 4003 Memorial Drive (P.O. Box Managing Editor GEORGE A. POWELL
4929), Atlanta, Georgia 30302. Telephone (404)
Circulation MARSHA CONNER
KENTUCKY-TENNESSEE —A. C. McClure, presi Design and Production NOBLE VINING
dent; H. V. Leggett, secretary; R. A. Lopez, Layout Artists KATHERINE MAXFIELD
treasurer; 2003 Gallatin Road North (P.O. Box LINDA McDONALD
459), Madison, Tennessee 37115. Telephone
(615) 859-1391. Adventist Book Center — 600 Contributing Editors
Hospital Road (P.O. Box 1277), Madison, Ten Alabama-Mississippi — SHIRLEY GOODRIDGE I. J. JOHNSON — South Central
nessee 37115. Telephone (615) 865-9109. Carolina — M. DONOVAN OSWALD DOROTHY HOLLOWAY — Oakwood College
SOUTH ATLANTIC — R. L. Woodfork, president; Florida — PAT M. BATTO BOB WADE — Southern Adventist Health
R. B. Hairston, secretary; Robert Patterson, Georgia-Cumberland — F. CLIFFORD PORT and Hospital System
treasurer; 235 Chicamauga Avenue, S.W., At Kentucky-Tennessee — J. W. CLARKE W. H. TAYLOR — Southern Missionary College
lanta, Georgia 30314. Telephone (404) 755-
South Atlantic — S. E. GOODEN BONNIE MARTZ — Southern Publishing Association
4539. Adventisl Book Center — Morris Brown
Station, Box 92447, Atlanta, Georgia 30314. Publisher SOUTHERN UNION CONFERENCE
Telephone (404) 755-4539.
SOUTH CENTRAL —C. E. Dudley, president; D. SOUTHERN TIDINGS is published monthly at the College Press, Collegedale, Tennessee 37315. Second-class postage
A. Walker, secretary-treasurer; 715 Young's paid at Collegedale, Tennessee 37315. Subscription rate—three dollars per year. All correspondence should be sent to
Lane (P.O. Box 936), Nashville, Tennessee SOUTHERN TIDINGS, Box 849, Decatur, GA 30031. POSTMASTERS, send form 3579 to SOUTHERN TIDINGS, Box 849,
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