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                                                                           Sunday School Training                                                                         Class 21                            have Mrs. Daug's sister-m-law, Mrs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Phillips, as our visitor. She will soon be                                                                                                                                                                   m
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                                                                                  School                                                                        Led by Mrs, Kellogg, class opened by          leaving for her home. Mr^. Rives
           y-ilun-                                                       "Study to show thyself approved un-'                                                singing "How Firm a Foundation," fol-            brought a message from her daughter
                                                                     to God, a workman that needeth not                                                      lovmed by prayer by Mrs. Wickliffe."             in Indianapolis, which was enjoyed by
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  (-.":                                                          - to be ashamed, rightly divjding the                                                          Group captains made reports of sey-           all. Mrs. Wickliffe's devotional was
                                                                     word of truth." I l Tim, 2:15.^                                                         eral who were not so well and wished             from Psalni 8,       '
                                                                         Beginning next Monday night a t 7:15,                                               to be remembered in prayer. Mrs. Kel-                Our teacher brought us another one
                                                                     we will liave pur Spring Training School                                                logg's son, Frank, Mrs. DeWitt's son,            of her fine lessons showing much                                                      O K L. A « - O AA A                                               C I T V
                                                                     for Sunday school workers and all                                                       a soldier, and Mrs. Hendrick's grand-            thought an'd study.
         • y. ~^-^^-.f\^                                         . church members. Make your plans to                                                        son, also a soldier, were put on our
           iyyk'?h                                               I attend each night during the week. The                                                    prayer list. Also MrsJ Meals' niece, who
                                                                                                                                                              has been in service in a California hos-                Lord's Supper and                                                                            ED           I T 1 ON
                                                                 ^ following course will, be offered:
               •   ..'   - ^   ' • '   t :   •                           -1. " T h e _ W a y Made Plain" (For                                                 pital since the raid. She reports thb
                                                                                                                                                             hospital is empty now and she is to .gp
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Baptism
                                                                     P^corisTXSiin'ch Officers, Teachers and                                                                                                    The Lord's Supper will' be observed                                                                                                                                                                                  ^'•^'*^'fe^s;
                                                                     Class^ Ministries Vice-Pres.), taught by                                                 somewhere with her husband, destiria-
                                                                                                                                                              tion unknown but she is ready to go.            next Sunday morning. All members of
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                                                                 ^ Dr. • J, Howard Williams, Mr. M. G.                                                                                                        the church shpuld plan to stay for the
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                                                                      jilcGee.                                                                                Mrs. Halsted led in this prayer,, not
                                                                                                                                                              forgetting Mr. and Mrs. Blalock, ^ who          observance of this beautiful ordinance.
                                                                     ' 2, "Sunday School Officers and Their                                                                                                     Our Baptismal service will be at ithe
                                                                      Work," (For Presidents, Enlargement                                                     have been so faithful in past days.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              close of the* Evening Worship serVice
                                                                      Vice-Presidents, and Group Captains),                                                      Ethel Hatcher gave a reading, "Where         Stinday, Our custom has been, for; sev-
                                                                      taught by Mrs. Willi's. McCraw,                                                         is Heaven." which wa^ very touching             eral years, to give an Easter lily to
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                                                                          3: "The Grace of Giving" (For Stew-                                                 and beautifully given. "Vye shall be glad       each person baptized. You will Iwant
                                                                  *" ardsiiip • Vice-Presidents), taught by                                                   to hear her again. We were happy to             to .see this beautiful service,   !                                                                       April 9, 1942                                                                                      '"'4 ""'•••'''^'^''tt^i®i=^*
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                                                                      Judge S. H, Lattimore.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               •-.--•, :'-'-yy-m-^4P'-
                                                                          4.-"The Six-Point Record System and
                                                                      Its Use," (for all Secretaries)^; taught
                                                                      by Miss Anderine Farmer.
                                                                          5. "What Baptists Believe" (For Deaf
                                                                       of our city), taught by Rev. C. S. Lan-                                                                        Sunday, April 5,1942
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Ten-Day Revival; Meeting is Plannec.
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                                                                                                                                                                                           Sunday School, 9:30 A. M.                     |
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             . Dr. W. A. Criswell                                Tl&e Commission                                          Please Pay Pledges
                                                                          6. "Building a -Standard Sunday
                                                                     -School" tFor alj General Officers and
                                                                      D e p a r ^ e n t Superintendents), taught
                                                                                                                                                                                       Morning Worship, 10:55 A« M.                                                 Coming                                   The Foreign Mission Board issues a                                Promptly
   . • . ^ ? y.i.:-.-- .                                                                                                                                                                    (KOMi^. 11:30-12:00)                                                                                          v^ry'interesting monthly journal on mis-                                                                          :i'B^M^m
   -.•: ( - 1 ;                  -^^j::                                by Mr. Luther A, Harrison.                                                                                                                                                                For some time our people have been                                                                      Friends, keep your pledges paid week-
   . .     J       i ' -,      ^ -'• • ;                                  We will have two class periods each                                                         Organ Prelude                                I             *                            thinking of a revival for ,our church.      sions. The subscription, price is 50 cents
  yyi^yfy.^.--                                                                                                                                                        Doxology                              .      :    :*„ Bourgeois                                                                     a year. If you want lo have a visitor                       ly. That is the instruction Paul gave
  y\yHi='y                                                             night. Make your plans to begin Mon-                                                                                                                                                   Dr. Chester Swor promised to come
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                                                                    • day night and go right on through • the
                                                                       school, Monday tlurough Friday.
                                                                                                                                                                      Invocation, Response
                                                                                                                                                                      Hymn No, 33, "Christ, the Lord is Risen Today"
                                                                                                                                                                      The Scriptures            ,
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              during the spring months but a suit-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              able date could not be arranged.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          to your home each month to bring fresh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          news from our foreign fields, you will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      t o ' t h e churches. It is easier to pay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      smaller amounts weekly than to fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      behind and have larger payments to pay
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           :.; ' Durihg recent weeks, two of our dea-     find on the table in front of the pulpit,
   ':Mi^^^                                                                                                                                                            Prayer                                                        i                                                                     a little envelope for your convenience                      at the close of the year. Then your
                                                                                                        Xiast Week's Visible                                          Anthem, "As I t Began to Dawn"                            Buck
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              cons spoke to the pastor about the possi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             : bility of Dr. Criswell helping us in a     in suDScribing for-the paper. Fill'in the                   church needs the amount of your pledge
                                                                                                                                                                                   i              The phoir          \
     • '           0 'V. l- '/- -: •                                                                          Results                                                 Announcements                                   j   i      i                            revival. Last week, the deacons voted       blanks on the back of the envelope,                         weekly to meet the many obligations.
           -'yr-^-lr'^y                                                                    March 29, 1942                                                             Offertory. /    -                              •                                        to ask Dr. Criswell to come for a ten-      put 50 cents in it. then place the en-                       "Upon the first day of the [week, let
                                                                                 Simday School.                                                                       Solo, "I Know ithat My Redeemer Liveth" (The Messiah) Handel                             day meeting, beginning May 3.              velope on the collection! plate or hand
                                                                                   Home —1           :                                        .     1587                                                                                                                                                                                                               every one of you lay by him in store,
                                                                                                                                                                                          Virginia Davis Whitney                                              Last Wednesday at the Mid-Week               it in to the business office, and The                       as God hath prospered him,"—I Corin-
                                                                                   Maranatha Mission                                                  85                                                                                                    Prayer Service the church voted whole-         Commission will |be coming td you soon.                     thians 16:2
                                                                                   Putnam Heights      -;                                     .       30              SERMON, "EASTERNS MESSAGE FOR TODAY"— The Pastor                                      heartedly for Dr. Criswell to come,
                                                                                                                                                                      Invitation Hymn No. 230, "Pass Me Not"            Crosby-Doane                        and one of our women stated that, for                                                                                                                          'ii^i
                                                                         J          TOTAL                                                           1702              Reception of Members
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            some time she had intended to speak to         An Important Question                                        ^^^ Holcomb Coming
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                                                                                  Training Union                                                                      Benediction                                                                           the pastor about asking Brother Cris-
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                                                                                   •Home         '•                                   -               427             Organ Postlude                                                                        well to come and preach for us in a                Every member of the First Baptist
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                                                                                    Maranatha                                             —            53                                                                                                   nieeting.                                      Church ought to look himself strgught                      . All of our members will scatter the
   yyyyy                                                                                                                                                                                 Training Union, 6:45 P. RL                                                                                                                                                   woird. throughout our city that Dr. T. L.
   • •;: -y y - ^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Dr. Criswell is knowii and loved by          in the.eye and Josk himself this ques-
                                                                                    TOTAL                                           ——-           i.-- 480                              : Evening Worships 8:00 P. M.                                                                                      tion, "Do I love my church enough to                       Holcomb will preach a t both services,
   -y-                         -iiy                                                                                                                                                                                                                         our people. He is a dynamic speaker and                                                                   Api-il 19. We will give him a good
                                                                                   Additions:                                                                         Organ Prelude.                                                                                                                       be true and faithiful to it in this hour
                                                                                    5 for baptism                                                                                                                                                           is doing a wonderful work in his church                                                                   hearing.                  j /'
                                                                                                                                                                      Hymns No, 184, "Take My Life, and Let It Be" Havergal-Malan                           at Muskogee. Our people will pray daily        of crisis?"
                                                                                    8.by letter                                                                                    336, "He Lives on High"                 McKinney                                                                            Every member's answer to that ques-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            for the meeting. The revival has already
                                                                                                                                                                                  127, "phrist Arose"       J_                Lowry                         started. Let us keep it going,     '           tion will determine his attendance, his
                                                                                            Y. W. A. Associational                                                    Prayer             I                                                                                                                  gifts, and his loyalties to his churchj in                   People Mo\^ing Here
                                                                                                                                                                      Anthem, "They H&ve Takenj Away My Lord"             Harrington                                                                        every possible way. i                  |
                                                                                                    Rally                                                     I                         Obera Lee McGlothlin and Choir                                      Last Sunday A Glorious                             With the possibOity of having no tires
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         We welcome the hosts of families
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       moving into our city. They are leading
                                                                                     The Y. W. A. Associational Rally will                                            Announcements.                 I   ,
                                                                                                                                                                      Offertory        I                                                                                                                  ! on our automobiles and with the possi-                     the way for others to follow by bring-
                                                                                  be Tuesday night, April 7, a t the TMnity
                                                                                  Baejist Church, Oklahoma City, at 7:30.                                     I       Duet, "By Gift: of Love"         ^                      Marks                                  Day                                    bility of a decrease in the amount of;                     ing their membership into the churcii
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                                                                                 "^^"^ "Members of Y, W. A\*^ organizations                                   I                  Virginia Davis Whitney and Bill Reynolds                                     paster Sunday, was a great day in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            gasoline that each one can have, our!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            church will have to t u m to the people of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       at once.
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                                                                                         "specially all officer^'are lu'ged to                                        SERMON, "AFTER DEATH, v h l A T ? "                 The Pastorj                       our^-church. The 'Sunday school attend-         loyalty and trust them to make the                            People are more interested in churclji
                                                                                         jsent. Each Y. W. A. is bringing                                                                                                                                   ance reached 2249 and the Training              necessary sacrifice to stay by it through-                 membership today, than in years, I^
                                                                                    •^cake.                                                                           Invitation Hymn No, 82, "I Surrender"^All"       Van DeVentejq                                                                                                                                   should be that .way. If you are living      ;:^K'         fSi*
                                                                                                                                                                      Reception of Members                     ^                   {                        Union 566. There were 20 uniting with           out the trying period which lies ahead.
                                                                                                                                                                      Baptism     -                :          "^                                            our church for baptism and 10 coming               Our chUrch is a downtown church.                       jin our city, place your membership in
                                                                                                                               Boy Scouts                             Benediction *
                                                                                                                                                                      Organ Postlude
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            D letter. Great crowds came at both              It is a great church. It is doing a great                 the church a t once
                                                                                       Our Scout Troop No. 66 is going for-                                                                                                                                 nioming and evening worship services.           ministry for the entire denomination. I t
                                                                                   ward in a fine way. Two hew members                                                Clark E. Snell, Choir Directojrr Dana Lewis Griffith, Organist                        Many could not be seated in our audi-            is the meeting place of many Chris-
                                                                                   joined the troop .this month. Our boys
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                                                                                                                                                                        Guest Organists for Today: Moming, Mrs. Cecil Hamiltonr
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            torium but heard the message over loud           tian groups. For that reason, we mus£                     Business Women to Meet
                                                                                   will Iiave tickets for sale next week for                                           MID-WEEK PRAYER SERVICE, WEDNESDAY, 7:46 P . M.                                      speakers in the auditorium of tjie Edu-         not yield to the temptation of neglect-
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                                                                                                                                                                                         Evening, Edward Flynn                                              cational building. There were 20^ bap-                                                                        Pearl Todd, Irene, Northrip, and Josec
                                                                                   the Big Circus. Be sure that you do not                                                                                        i                                                                                          ing it because of the difficulties of get-
                               i%-' y-                                                                                                                                                                                                                      tized at the close of the evening service.       ting to it.                                              .phine Scaggs Business Women's Circles
                                                                                   buy a ticket unless it is from Troop 66.                                                                                       I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       will meet IMonday,. April 13, at 6:15
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                                                                                   Save your old papers and call the office                                    ^^•f^^^rP^^T^^^'^rmmmmm^mw'^                                                                    pur people are lookmg to the church              Let us remember that Kingdom loy-                      for dirmer followed by the regular meet-
                                                                                   2-4241, and the Scouts will pick them                                                                                                                                    w its stabilizing influence in these             alties are needed now as never before.
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                                                                                                                                                                                      We      Must               Go        On!                              ^ys of confusion. Plan to be in the                                                                        ings. Excellent food, fine fellowship,
                                                                                   up.
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[i y k - ^ ^ . ^ y \ : .                                m                                                                                                                                                                                                    services every Sunday. You need the!                                                                      good programs! Come and bring a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       friiend,   . ; j, -              -^
   !n:p           .i -                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       cnurch aijd the church needs, you.            Moming Service broadcast over KOMA.

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                                                                                                   Opportunities for the Week                                                  The Keystone Class


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                                                                                                                  Sunday, April 12, 1942                                      Ask anyone who was at the Easter
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                                                                                 7:30 A.M.—Family Devotionals
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                                                                                                                                                                            breakfast, and they will tell you what
                                                                                 9:30\A. M,—Sunday School                                                                   you missed if you were not there. The
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                                                                              10:55 A-M^—Moming Worship •                                                                   breakfast was served at Bishops shortly
                                                                                 5:45^ ¥/. M.—Training Union                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               \
                                                                                 3:Q{WP. M.—Evening Worship, followed by Fellowship Hour for Young People after 8:00 o'clock. We had all the ham                                                                                                                                                                                      •.•:i.-i-.|:.vi^l-i
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                                                                                   r                              Monday, April 13, 1942                           . s      an4 eggs and hot biscuits we could eat.
                                                                    -'J \-                                                                                                  We want to thank Mary Barr for ar-
                                                                                 6:15 P.M.—Business Women's Circles                                                      t  ranging this breakfast!                                                                                                                                                                                   '-y^yki
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                                                                              T.2100 A . M . - A n n a Bagby
                                                                                                                 Tuesday, April 14, 1942
                                                                                                                W. M. U. Circle Meetings                                       The officers for the (next six months
                                                                                                                                    Mrs. Joe W. Stevens, 2024 NW 22 have been elected. Miss R&eves, our
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                                                                              12:30 A. M,—Aurora Koon
                                                                               12:00 A.M.—Berta K, Spooner              -
                                                                                                                                         Mrs. Max Townley. 1215 SW 27 new president,' took charge Sunday
                                                                                                                                         Mrs. John Jameson, 2336 NW 13 morning.                                                          ENLISTMENT                                               ENDUEMENT                                                                           y-:yy0^M
                                                                               10:30 A-M,—Bertha Lee Hunt                               Mrs, Chas. C. Cooper; 604 NW 19
                                                                               12:00 A.M.—Bettie Lide                                 Mrs. Kizzie Halstead, 601 NW 22                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               m
                                                                                                                                                                                     Alford Class
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                                                                              10:30 A. M.—Blanche Hamm Bice                              Mrs. Frank Cross, 3412 NW |25



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ESSENGER
                                                                              12:00 A, M;—Blanche Rose Walker                    Mrs E. C. Harlow, 6615 Trenton Road
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                                                                              12:00 A. M,—Cecile Lancaster                               Mrs. Tom Sterling, 603 NE :l7         Our class became a perfect setUng
                                                                              12:00 A.M.—Earl Hester Trutza                                Mrs, Lep Wilson. 2770 NW 21 for our Easter-qiorning lesson after par-
                                                                              11:00 A,M.—Edyth Ayers Allen                                  Mrs. Roy Parker. 2828 NW 18 ticipating in the^eautiful songs, '*God
                                                                               10:30 A.M.—Edith Humphrey                                  Mrs. J. C. Updike. 2015 NW 41 of Our Father," "He Arose," and ourj
                                                                              12:00 A.M.—Elkin Lockett                             Mrs. Elsie Mansfield. 2403 N. Walnut     theme song, "Why Did He Love Mej
                                                                               10:30 A. M.—Elizabeth Routh Pool                         Mrs. Clarence Scott. 3341 NWF 24 So," and then the special number given
                                                                              12:00 A.M.—Eloise Glass Cauthen                                Mrs. H. O. Fahl, 1724 Euclid by Jack Heidbrink in a piano so^. The
                                                                              1(fc30 A. M.—Elsie Clor •                               Mrs. W, A. Henderson, 816 NE 15                                                                                                                April 9, 1942
                                                                               12:00 A.M.—Esther Olsen _:                                  Mrs. A. O. Fuller. 2031 NW 20 lesson was taught in a rervent
                                                                               12:30 A.M,—Evelyn Leonard                   1            1 Mrs. Earl Pruett. 2712 NW 25 / manner by our guest speaker Dr. Routh
                                                                               12:00 A. M.—Ida L. Nelson                              Mrs. Vernon B. Snell, 2321 NW 28 / on the "Resurrection." It was a great
                                                                                 2:00 P.M.—Jewell Reid                           Mrs. Harvey Richert. 3408y2 N. Harvey inspiration to lthe Christian and an
                                                                               10:30 A.M.—John Lake                         —              Mrs. Glenn.Boley. 2123 NW 14 i^npsual appeal to the unsaved. Paul
                                                                               11:00 A.M.—^Lucy Smith                                   Mrs. Cecil Hamilton, 808 E. Drive said, "If Jesus is not risen then there                                                                                                       i
                                                                               12:00 A.M.—Park Anderson                                      Mrs. Jess Reed. 406 NW 21 is no hope for us." L e | us be thankful

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sound Doctrine
                                                                               10:30 A, M.—Pearl Jones                                  Mrs. Homer Jamison, 1423 NW 36 for this resurrection. We, too, shall be
                                                                               12:00 A.M.—Rex Ray                         Mrs. James Homer Oliver. 1409 Drexel Blvd. raised |With Him and snail forever live
                                                                               10:30 A.M.—Rosalee Mills Appleby                         Mrs. J. P. Cox, 2109 N. McKinley
                                                                               12:00 A. M.—Victor Koon                                 Mrs. O. A. Powell, 1226 NE Park with Him. Dr. Routh closed the lesson
                                                                                  6:30 P.M.—Aurora Lee Business Gu^ls                _-, Miss Cecile Steeds. 1214 NW 26 with the beautiful words vt^ritten by
                                                                                            ^                   Wednesday, AprU 15, 1942                                    Grace Noll Crowell. "The Invincible                                            Sam W. Scantian, Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church                                                                       fi$^^
                                                                                 6:15 P.M.—Sunday School Conference Dinner                                                  Christ."                                                                                      ' Oklahoma City                                                                                             ' -^y^^^                 '-
                                                                                  7:00 P.M.—General Meeting of Beginners, Primary Sunday School Workers                                                                                                                                                             i                         I
                                                                                 7:45 P.M.—Prayer Meeting                                    ^                                         The invincible Christ                 ' ^ O W IS THE TIME to stay with the fundamental                 "Internationai- Banlcs," etc. Personally, I think the
                                                                                                                 Thursday, April 16, 1942                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             i-.i'&X
                                                                                                                                                                            Oh, let us not become so burdened.               i-l teachmgs of the Scriptures. It is also a tiijie              business of tlie church is not to police the world, but                           . :^: IliP
                                                                                  6:30 P. M.—Brotherhood. General Meeting, Dining Room                                              Heart,                                   when ojne can be led astray by strange doctrines.
                                                                                                 Emergency Service CIEISS in old Foursquare Room                            That we forget the meaning of this                                                                                to proclaim the Gospel of the risen Lord to a lost
          hr^H;;.-.                                                                                                Friday, April 17, 1942
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Paul exhorts us that we be no longer children, toss-             and dying world.                                         i                          • y^'^^m
                                                                                                                                                                                    day; ^.                                  ed to and fro and carHed about with every wind of
                                                                                  7:00 P. M.—Adult H I Banquet. Dining Room                                                 Let us not. forget that unseen hands                                                                                 I A story is often told about a little gfiiil who ac-
                                                                                                                                                                            Have power to roll the* greatest stone           aoctrine, by the sleight of men, in craftiness, after
                                                                                                                                      Euzelian Class                                                                                                                                          companied her father to the office. She gave a good
                                                                                             Class 21                                                                               away                                     the wiles of error, i                                            deal 0^ trouble. The busy father took a map of the
M3                                                                                 A wonderful Easter Day! Our presi-               With eleven members and two visitors From the dark tomb where our lost                         ^       i      '                     '       ,
                                                                                                                                                                                    hopes have lain— '
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              world and cut it into several pieces and told her to                                    WMi^-
                                                                              *dent called the class to order and "Take p r e s e n t , Mrs. Reeves brought a ^                                                                    xLvery pastor must make up his mind whethei^ he            put itj together again. In a short while she was back
                                                                               Time to Be Holy" was the opening most impressive lesson on, "He lives, Let us remember, they can live again!                                  IS going to keep right on preaching the Bible or play            with the announcement that she had the world back
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                                                          >/                   hymn, .         ""^^                              We live also."                                                                              to the balcony with a lot of popular subjects which              together.^ The father marvelled that she had done it
                                                                                   Mrs. Whittington offered the moming              As our new officers were present- This is the' day of. hope and light and                catch the eye and ^ tickle the fancies of .many people.          so quickly. She said, '"'Daddy, I found that there was
                                                                                                                                                                                    gladness.
                                                                               p r a y e r thanking our Heavenly Father ed, each told her dut!ies and promised to This is the day of victory for the                             ^ For example, in Isaiah 3:18 there is a reference           a man's jpicture on the other side of the paper and
                                                                               l o r the day and what it meant to us all fulfill them to the best pf her ability*                                                            to theiaking away of tires. What a seraion one might
                                                                               —and asking His guiding hand for the                 Let us remember Louise Beckmari,                earth.                                                                                                    when I got the man right, I had the world right."
                                                                                                                                                                            Proclaim the risen Christ from every             ouild on the present tire situation! But when this               The application is obvious.                              ;
                                                                               lands across the sea and the boys over Georgia Potter, and any others who                                                                     ^cripture is rightfuly interpreted and compared I with
                                                                                                                                 are ill, in our prayers this week. Be              hUltop.    ^
                                                                                there. *                                                                                    Proclaim Him down each lane and at               Jizekiel 24:23 it is plainly seen that" the reference                 Now is the time to take stock of Paul's words,
                                                                                   An Easter greeting to the class from back next Sunday with a visitor, so                         each hearth. |                           is to some sort of dress for the head. It is a tempta-           *Treach the word; be instant in season, out.of season;
                                                                              • Mrs. B a m e t t was read. She never for- we may reach our quota for this period. No power of darkness Jias the might
                                                                                gets.'-Mrs. Buxton is.still improving but                                                                                                    tion though to preach on "Prophbcy foretells the tak-            reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and                               y:y^^'}vi--\
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                                                                               aio. company yet. We missed several
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                                                                                                                                                                            The reach of light upon its upward way.          plight of today.                             ,
                                                                               faithful ones. Mrs, Stubblefield led in                                                      No evil one can lay a hand upon                                                                                   endure sound doctHne;. but after their own lusts shall
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                                                                                                                                    One could write a sjonnet abbut the The spreading glory of this Easter                         Hitler makes a popular subject for ]preaching;             they heap to themselves teachers, having itching
                                                                                 present.                                        Golden Easter bonnets but most im-                 dawn.                                    •^lussolmi^nd Stalin ai'e subjects to send one off at a          ears; and they shall turn away, their ears from the
                                                                                    A beaul       ^ Ich of pink carnations portant is the announcement of . 3ur                                                              tangent. But the true preacher of the Gospel ,will               truth, and shall "be tumed unto fables."
                                                                                brightened         room, a ^ f t from Jenny new officers.                                      Mrs Loucks in the beginning of our            continue to preach Christ and Him crucified; warn
                                                                                Denny, and le was given to each one                 Bob Drake will be at the helm of lesson had read this poem also.                         people of the coming judgment and tell them that           Sound doctrine is needed today as never before,.
                                                                                 present. Thi        you, Miss Jenny!'           the Golden ship, Helen Mayhew will act        We welcomed a number of guests,               jney may be summoned up before God at any moment.     —the kirid of doctrine that makes a man see his own
                                                                                    We had our quota present, 34 mem- as Vice President, and Tom Stevens ha^ am.ong them was our own Mrs. Wj^»
                                                                                 bers and 4 visitors. Mrs. Barbee, who promised to collect our offerings. Julia of Fayetteville, Ark.; also Mrs. Pettis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             «e will warn all men tp prepare to meet God.          condition in the light of the ^coming resurrection and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   judgment day. Christ'js foreirunner came proclaiming                    n
                                                                                has been absent so long^, Avas out. We McMurphy is obligingly serving again of Fayetteville, sister of Mrs. Alford.                          r<.n J"^^® business of the church and the preacher is with earnestness, "Repent ye, repent ye, for the King-
                                                                                were glad to have Mrs. Barbee, Mrs. as secretary. And last but" mo^t cer-                      Our class party last Monday was a             ^eiigion. Some thirty religious denominations re- dom of Heaven is at hand." He lost his head for
                                                                                McMason, Mrs. Henley and daughter,               tainly not least, {cheerful Ellis i Mills                                                   S J ^^^ ^" ^^^^ ^^^ drafted thirteen points for preaching sound dojctrine and we need preachers and
                                                                                 Mrs. Burnley. Mrs. Clarey, Mrs. Reuter's will direct our devotionals. '                     perfect success and . we found Mrs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             wSf • P®^^®- Not one of the points mentions personal laymen today jwho are willing to sacrifice their lives,
                                                                                friend from Duncan, wrote asking that               With this group leading us. Adult No. Byrd a mpst gracious hostess.                      S         of the individual,—they deal with such sub- if necessary, in the giving to the world a real Gospel
                                                                                Class 21 remember her in prayer.                 2 can expect big things of Walter Mar-        On next Friday evening, April 10, at          jects as: World Govemment," "International Police," message.
                                                                                    Mrs, Wickliffe gave the devotional           lin's Goldeh Class.                         8 o'clock, in the Progressive Class room.
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                                                                                 from a portion of the 37tH Psalm and               Don't tell a soul I told you, but it is
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                                                                                led in prayer. Our teacher brought us rumored that a big party is on t^ie                      Don't fail to come vtnith yoiir hus-
                                                                                 a wonderful lesson on "He lives, we way that should get.'you absentees back
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                                                                                                                              Baptist Foreign Mission Society has sustained from the days
                                                                                                                              of the founder. Nearly all of these missionary centers are in
                                                                                                                                                                                                  i                            Here and There                                     One of ithe" finest Baptist preachers in the country re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              cently went out in front of his church and tore down a
                                                                                                                                                                                                              From, the Foreign Mission Boar|d we received the fol-
                                                                                                                              the news every day. Some of the greatest Christian leaders
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                                                                        Editoria .                                            in Asia have come put of the Baptist work in Burma.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         lowing bulletin a few days ago: "A cablegram, dated Macao,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         March 19,' was received on March 21 and reads: 'RECEIVED
                                                                                                                                                                                                         CONDITIONS WORSENING RANKIN PARTY WELL BUT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             bulletin-board, motto that was ,slowly driving him mad.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             It read: "Come ye apart and rest awhile," The preacher
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             said he had too many people sleeping through his sermons
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                                                                                                                                                                                                         INACCESSIBLE ENDEAVORING SEND HELP N 6 T I F Y                      already, withqut putting up such an invitation on the side-
                                                                                                T'^ffl^ffyi^ff??'^^^?^^^                   Life W i t h A P u r p o s e                                  POSY FIRST CHURCH AUSTIN INEZ LUNG PENNILESS                        walk. 'Besides, the idea of! making the church a rest-camp
                                                                                                                                       We heard a few nights ago the heart-stirring story-: of                                                                               made him so mad that he couldn't preach what the Lord
                                                                                                                                                                                                         J JOHN GALLOWAY' Note: 'Received' refers to funds sent
                                                                                                                                  a lad who found Christ fifty-five years ago while herding
                  - .t. (1 ..-..•-                                          Tradition a n d Experienee                            she^p or^ a West Texas range. This lad, then only thirteen
                                                                                                                                                                                                         ti Mr. Galloway the early part of March. The First Church,          God had given him to preach. The church, he feels, is God's
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                                                                    In several recent volumes, there have been discussions years old, spent several months each, year looking after the                  Austin, has sent funds to Miss Lung, ^ c e receiving.this mes-      base in his attack upon the world. Those who came to feUow-
 yyyylki:.:                                                                                                                                                                                              sage. . . . On January 7, Rev. Robt. M, Pierce sent an inquiry      ship with the Pionee?: of Life should go forth pioneers them-
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                                                            Christian life. By Tradition is meant the commonly accepted sheep had ea^eri everything within three miles, and t h k
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                                                            Scriptural teachings passed on through successive generations going over six miles farther. He said he could have Heen                       chow, Kiangsu, through the. International, Red Gross. On                                        • * . • * • -              j
                                                         • t o our own day. By E?^erience is generaUy meant not dead a week and nobody would have known it. Although he                                  March |l9, Mr. Ij^ierce receive^ the foUowing message: "Swiss
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Consulate Shanghai conmiunicates Pierce w^ll, Yangchow.'"               ThO' Sundfiy School Times recently carried a featiire
                                                            only the fellowship of the individual believer with God, but could scarcely read, he took his^ Bible with him and read                                                                                          story of a three weeks' evangelistic campaign iri Pliiladelphia,
                                                            the revelation of Divine power and wisdom to each genera- it through during those months; .                                                  The food situation in Shanghai is growing worse. Long lines
                                                                                                                                                                                                         of people are seien in the streets trying to buy rice and flour,   conducted by Hyman Appelman. Many hundreds of mei|,
                                                            tion through the centuries.                                                He remembers when and where he accepted Jesus Christ                                                                                 women, and chUdren confessed their faith in Christ, and
                                                                . The New Testament contains the teachings of Je.sus ' as his persbnal Savior and has never doubted, a minute since,                     and there have been many deaths from starvation. The poor
                                                                                                                                                                                                         are being urged to leave Shanghai,                                 hundreds of oihers rededicated their Uves to the Lord. The
                                                          * and of the Aposties, relative to salvation and to the Ciiris^- God's saving girace manifest in his own life. -                                                                                                  Literature Committee issued 200^000 Gospels of John, 275,000
   *i'                                                      tian life,- Jesus promised that t h e Holy Spirit, when h e ^              The man who told that experience Wednesday evening.                                           «  * *  •  *          .   i            card invitations, and publicized the meeting in every other
                                                            came, would* guide into all the truth, and would declare lhe last week, in the prayer meeting service a t the First Bap-                         . Out in Callahan County, West Texas, a prohibition vote way possible. Ten thousand especiaUy prepared letters were
                                                         A things t h a t were to come. "He shaU take of mine and shall tist Church, bklahoma City, is Judge R. A. Hefner, a ,                            last summer gave a county-wide dry victory by a majority sent to professional men and women, inviting them to attend
                                                            declare it imt,9 you." The crises and experiences of suc- deacon of the First* Baptist. Church ,and mayor of Oklahoma                         of 101 votes. The antis were not satisfied, and they brought the Friday night meeting. Three hundred ministers attended
                                                            ceeding generations might reveal new. application of the City. He has never gotten away from the impressions of                               on anotner vote recently, in which the projtubitioni^ts won the aftemoon meeting on the last day. The attendance during
                                                            Sciiptinres. For exainple, we heard a beloved leader of the those days when the churches built brush arbors and held
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                                                                                                                                                                                                          by a majority of nearly a thousand. There are evidences that the 21 days was more than eighty-five thousand. On "the
                                                            last generation say that there were some parts of the Nevv camp meetings in the summertime. H e said that in his                              sentiment is changing all over the country, in favor of last Sunday aftemoon, Evangelist Appelman preached to more
                                                            Testament which h e did not understand until he lett the study of the j Bible, especially after his conversion, he se-                        prohibition of intoxicating liquors. The people co-operate than eight thoisand people, and to more than ten thousand
                                                            East • and moved out West. When our missionaries go to lected a number of Scriptures which he ^memorized, verses                              by reducing sugar consumption, but cannot Tinderstand why that night. The singing of the church choir of 300 voices,
                                                            foreign" fields, they see the application of certain great ' which have strengthened him through the years: "I, can do;                       distillers are using sugar and sugar producing materials to and of the great audiences, was jled'by our friend, T. D.
                                                            Scriptures with more force ih those lands than they had all things through Christ which strengtheneth me"; "Commit                            make alcohol for intoxicating beverages.                         CarroU of Henderson, Texfis, We 'wish that we might have
                                                            ever seen them in America. Saints of God leam more about thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring                                                                                          heard him sing to t h a t great audience, ."And, T, If I Be
                                                            the Scriptures as they tread the paths of suffering than it to pass," "My motto through life," he said, "is found in
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                                                            they ever knew before. But these applications of the Scrip- Romans 8:28: 'And we know that all things work together                                Dr. Gilbert Laws said recently in t^e Baptist Times of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           is impossible, in cold" type, to picture his fiery eloquence, his
                                                            tures wrought out In human experience fare not in addition for good to, them that love God, to them who are the called                        London: "From without co'mes the pressure of those who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          passionate yeaming for the souls of his hearers, his earnest                             '{••.' -•'y:i--iij-'->i''-iH-:^

                                                             to, or: contrary to, the Scriptures theiAselves. This is one according to his purpose.' " Even while he was herding sheep,                   are obsessed with a passion for uniting churches a t any
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and persistent pleading, his burning zeal, his command of
                                                             evidence of t h e divine inspiration of the Scriptures, that he began to see the purposes of Gk)d in his own life. Hq had                    cost Our difficulties are exaggerated, and a fancy pictpre
                                                             the Word of Gdd meets every human jneed in every age the impression from those early days that he should be a                                of an ideal perfection is dangled before us. Only Inde- English, so that he seemed" never a t a ^ loss for a word, hi^
                                                             and nation and circumstance of life. What some men wouid lawyer, although there were those who told him that he                              pendency is keeping the people of God from the Promised natural and appropriate gestures," his lacki of self-consciousj-                                -y:m
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Land! The totaUtarian spirit in ecclesiastically-minded 'per- ness, his alertness, his awareness of the time and place and
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                                                             c a l l . the teachings of God through the experience of the was going to be a preacher. U p . until the time he was                                                                                                                                                                                 kim
                                                             later centuries, or new frontiers in theology, are either twenty years old, he had been in school only nine months                           sons is also assaulting Independency. This spirit promises us a the feelings of his audience^ his good memory, which en-
                                                             the application of the Scriptures to every e:q)erience, in ac- altogether, but he wanted to get an education, and kept on                    merger of religious bodies which wUl impress the world. We abled him to qiote accurately passage after passage of
                                                                                                                                                                                                          are promised a 'united churchi which wiU 'speak with one Scripture, and his tremendous energy wliich would carry
                                                             cord with Truth which Jesus taught and inccunated, or uptil the way! opened for him to go to school, teaching be-
                                                                                                                                                                                                        ' voice,' though what it will say with t h a t ' voice no one him at; top speed through his sermon, :and then through
                                                             else aire.unscriptural and not in accord with the Truth.
                                                     r                                                                             tween times, until he had had his college work and had                 knows. It is to speak to governments, and strike terror into the long invitation.'^ •
                                                                      A "liberal" scholar said recently: "What is wrong is that takeh his law jcourse.                                                   them!"          ,                  '                   i   ^
                                                             we should emphasize the things in which we differ, more                 - As this devout Christian toyman' told this story of                                                                                                               i                               '    '
                                                             than t h e . things in which we .agree." A majority of pro- those experiences, he grew more serious when he said,                                                      •   *       •   # ^ *                        We are publishing this week a note of thanks from
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                                                             fessed Christians, including the Roman Catholics, believe "V^en I thi ik back to those Saturday meetings, which we                              Another distinguished minister in Great Britain,; Dr.          Rev, S. F. Lowe, Atlanta, Chairman of the Southem ^Baptist
                                                           • and teach baptismal regeneration,—that salvation is by had once aj month in those country churches, I can hear my|                          C. E, Wilson, has this to say about, the proposed union;           Radio Committee, We join in his appreciation of the stations
                                                              ^v6rks, not by the grace of Gk)d. We differ from many other father and mdther singing many old hymns, among them,                          'There are many good people who are doubtful about Free            throughout the South that have;carried these messages.
                                                              religious groups in our belief about how to be saved. We 'There Is a Fountam Filled with Blood.'" I t might be well                       Churches and think it is not quite decent for people pro-           There are multitudes of Southern Baptists who wiU join
                                                              dare npt minimize our teachings along that line, in order to forj us, if we could, to go back to those days and retjedicate               fessing to be Christians to form separate companies to wor-         us in thanking Chairman Lowe for his unselfish and unremit-
                                                              agree with other denominational bodies. We believe that, tho ouTj lives and give more time and attention to religious work.               ship and observe the rites of the faiith according to their own     ting efforts to put this program over. He has rendered d
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                                                              world over, no m a n can be saved except by the regenerating Th^ Christian religion alone is the cure for the ills of the                 interpretation of the Scriptures, I t is advocated' that these      service vvhich is more significant than most of us realize!
                                                              grace of God through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Sal- world. This (question of religious living is the biggpt thing                   separate denominations should be joined in One Chiu-ch
       •' v y^ t y .                                          vation does not come through baptism or through church ' in any mail's life."
                                                                                                                                                                                                        under one rule and direction. If aU Christians spoke with one          • The Scottish Rite BuUetin carries the following inter-
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                                                              the Lord Jesus Christ, they cannot be saved. Right here is
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                                                              the place where millions of professed Christians go off on North Texas .Baptist CoUege a t Jacksboro, he had only                         in some special way a convincing argument to the sceptical               "When Catholics tried to gain released time for reUgious
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            instruction in the LousiviUe public schools, t h e Board of
                                                                        ^t men who differ from us on many things, we cannot, with more money than he had when he entered. He had                        more, they claim that this must have been the intention of
                                                                                                                                                                                                        the Lord Himself when He prayed that His discipL?s might            Education repUed that, after stud3ang the situation, and be-
                                                                  _ the sake of agreement, surrender or minimize our con- "deadened" trees, grubbed stumps, and cut up wood, which
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                                                                                                                                                                                                        be one. History has something to say on this subject of             ing aware of 'its responsibUities for preventing the stressing
                                                              a c t i o n s with reference to^ the etemal issues of salvatipn and he sold, on some land near Jacksbo-ro. iiThat was before the
                                                               obedience. We must emphasize the things in which we differ forty-ho|ur week," he said. I n the jacksboro College he met                  unity and freedom. The Early' Church had very little or-            of religious differences and for guarding against the violation
                                                              l o r the sake of tbe welfare of a weary, war-tom world.              a red-headed girl, who became his wife, and shares with             ganisation. Persecution led to much scattering and inde-i           of the principle of the separation of Church and State,'* it had
                                                                                                                                  ihim his experiences in service.                                      Pfndent ^growth. The New Testament Epistles show plenty             decided imanimously 'that sectarian reUgious teaching can-
                                             '.Tf                                                                                       Judge Hqfner concluded his testimony by saymg: "Thi^            oJ signs' of this/The later periods of central control of the       not be permitted on public school property.' . . .           •
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                                                                                    Baptists In Burma                               matter of takmg Christ intb your life and getting an edu-           Oiurches under the |state patronage were not, to say the
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                                                                 ^i The Baptist Times of London carries an article by Dr. cation is a great |life. Boys and girls who s t a r | out in life             least, the periods of highest doctrinal purity or greatest
                                  •-i                         J, H; Rushbrooke, president'of the Baptist World Alliance, with a high purpose can be largely what they want tq be, if                                                                                        constitution does not permit the use of pubUc money for
                                ^y^                                                                                                                                                                     spiritual power.^ t t required the revolt of daring free menj to
                                                              concerning the peril of the Burma mission field, invaded by they go out, not with a selfish motive, but to ministei- unto                                                                                     sectarian purposiss. I t is equaUy obvious that the 15,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                        produce the Reformation and the release of Christians from
                                                              the Japanese. The Baptist work in Burma is a memorial of . others. Jesus taught us tliat he who would be greatest shall
                  imym                                                                                                                                                                                  thf corruption and bondage of                                       CathoUc chUdren now attending parochial schools in Louis-

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                                                              t h e country." RangooriV Moulmein, Bassein, Mandalay,"Toun- returh which 4ie pays for the space he occupies."                            Church."       '             I-     a xmited .and authoritarian     vUle are welcome t o make use of the pubUc schools a t any
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                                                                                                           Items of-Interesi                                                                           good meeting. There were eight definite
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           We Have word from the General Com-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         mission on 'Army and Kavy Chaplains,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         that many of the denominations are
                          J '~;. J : . -•                                                                                                                                                                  Rev, McKinley Norman, Texa^ state,                                1                                               •                                                           sending imporiant leaders into, the field
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                                                                                                                                                                                                       evangelist, closed a meeting recently
                                                                                                                                                                                                       with Pastor Thomas A. Gray and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Messenger Enrollment                                                 jan itinerary for the week and | secured
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the help of a number of the pastors to        their Chaplains ih the A^my and Navy.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                       F i r s t Baptist Church. Conroe, Texas,                          For S. B. C.                                                      help in the programs at the varibus .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           t n d B. T. U. study course at Amber
                                                                                                                                                                                                       with 59 additions, 35 for baptisni. - i'                     ^ Enrollment cards for the use of mes-                                 churches and to follow up with serviced
                                                                                        Tuesday morning—^It is too early to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              recently there was an average attend-
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    sengers from the churches in Oklahoma                                  a t a later time. The program was upon        anpe of 29, < wijth 28 completing . t h e
                                                                                    give t h e results of last Sunday's off cr-                      Rev. J. C. Fowler has- resigned at                                                                                                                                                    the theme of Growing in Grace, which
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pastor Oscar Pigg. Phoenix Avenue                         to the Southern Baptist Convention. in                                                                               course. Ernest Cook served as director,
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                                                                                 y i n g t o t h e Baptist AVorld Emergency                         Garber tb accept the church at Burden,                                                                                                                                                 was indeed helpful in presenting, the en-
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Church. Tulsa, recently closed a good
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                                                                                    ReUef Fund. H e r e a r e a few messages
                                                                                    which indicate t h e h e a r t y response:
                                                                                                                                                    Kansas. In connection with his church
                                                                                                                                                    work, he wili attend the college at
                                                                                                                                                                                                        meeting with P a s t o r J. Harvey Scott
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    San Antonio, Texas. May 16-20. 1942.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    may be obtained by writing Dr. Andrew                                  larged Unified Budget for 1942. Each '
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and' members 'of the First. Church at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Chickasha, and the Amber Ghureh serv-
      '-'ylUy'-'-                                                                                                                                                                                       and the F i r s t Baptist Chiirch, Vinita                   Potter, 223 Vo NW Fhrst Street, Okla-                                  church was urged to adopt a goal a t          ed as teachei's.       ^
                                                                                     Coalgate with a goal of $40 gives $80                          Winfield.                                                                                                                                                                              least one third larger jthan last year. I t
                                                                                                                                                                                                        There were eight additions i to the                         homa City, Oklahbma.
                                                                                     plus; Catoosa in Tulsa-Rogers Associ-                                                                              church and two others made prclfessions                                                                                            \yas gratifying to see t h a t mahy
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                                                                                     ation gives $100; Rush Springs gives                             We have An announcement ofi the                                                                                                                                                                                                       An Oklahoma City friend, who has
                                                                                     $100; Hominy, $80.00; Corinth in Con-                          arrival March 21 . a t the home ofj Mr.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       •of faith but did not join the chirch.                              The San Antonio                                                 churches have this m a t t e r on their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           hearts.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         a reed organ rebuilt with motor suit-
      Li: liii-•                                                                     cord-Kiowa Association, $18,62; Hocker-                        and Mrs. Gerald HaU, ' Enid, of little
                                                                                                                                                                                                  P a s t o r Ralph A. Hill. Waurika, recent-                                Convention                                                       We had every reason to be grateful
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         able for a small chiorch, wants to sell
                                                                                     \llle, $10.25; Stratford, $17.53. S t r a t -                  Janice Lea Hall, <V'eight eight pounds,                                                                                                                                                                                              it, as h e is being inducted into t h e
                                                                                                                                                                                              ly appointed Chaplain,           has received                                                                                                for the fine co-operation of pastors and
                                                                                     ford said t h a t this, was t h e heartiest                    three ounces.                                                                                                                    Austin C. Crouch                                                                                    Army.;^-Any inquiries, addressed to t h e
         ./                                                                                                                                                                                   •orders to report to Camp McClellan,                                                                                                         laymen alike in the effort to g e t ' o u r
                                                                           ^'^y      offering m a d e for months.                                                                                                                                                                                    I       " ,•'   ,   •       -!                                                      Baptist Messenger will be referred t o
                                                                                                                                                                                              Alabama, April 15,^ for active duty. He                                                                                                     nvorld-wide program before the churches.       him.           i              :.
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                                                                                        On account of la^t Sunday -being                               Pastor and Mrs. G. A. Gurley, Spring-^                                                                           the Woman's Missionary Union. 'Au,\-                               Pastor R. T. Duffel of the Calvary
                                                                                                                                                                                              is closing his work at Waurika. April 12.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          X '•'-•-yS'--m^M^M
                                         iV:^                                        E a s t e r m a n y churches postponed until                   dale Church, Tulsa, announce the ar-                                                                             iliary to the Southern Baptist Con-                                   Church, Wilburton; Pastor Tony Barnes                                                                                •i '^-'''^-^i^mm
                                                                                                                                                                                              Mrs. Hill and the children will remain                                                                                                                                                        Dr. George Adam Smith, one of the                                   yy^^y^mMmS
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                                                                                     next Sunday their offerings for this                           rival of Glenn Albert Gurley, Jr., on                                                                            vention, will hold its fifty-fourth an-                               of Red Oak; and Brethren Roy Woods
     y-l \(: %y:                                                                                                                                                                              at Waurika for the present.:                                                                                                                                                               world's; g r e a t e s t Bible scholars, died
                                                                                ^ g r e a t need. I t is our hope t h a t t h e ap-                 March 24; weight, six pounds, seven                                                                              nual session in. the Auditorium, San An-                              and Sam RiBdle of Wilburton were all
    . yUniii                                                                         peal ^wUl be m a d e to. every Baptisjt                        ounces.                                                                                                          tonio, Texas, DJIay 14. 15, 1942.                                                                                   a t his home in Scotland on •March 3.
U                                                                                                                                                                                                 Evangelist J. M. Buiyows of Shawnee                                                                                                      exceedingly 'helpful. Through these ef-
    [y'iHm--                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Southern Baptist Convention will                                                                             Among his best-known works are his
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                                                                 L.                  church\this month. The people will give
                                                                                     when they know t h e need.
                                                                                                                                                                                               recently assisted Pastor W.- J. Hart and
                                                                                                                                                       We enjoyed a visit last week froni the Cox City Baptist Church in a suc-
                                                                                                                                                    Rev. Henry Pfeifer. Okeene. and Rev. cessful revival meeting. There were 29
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     hold its eighty-seventh session in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, begin-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            forts more than two thirds of t h e
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           churches were contacted. Services were
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            cohducted a t Gowen, Adamson, Cambria,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         commentaries on Isaiah and the Minor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Prophets, and his Geography of the
                                                                                                                                                    WiUiam Sturhahn, Loyal, pastors of                                                                              'ning 9:00 A. M., Saturday; May 16 and                                                                               Holy Land.
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                                                                                        J U S T A S W E GO TO P R E S S , T E L E -                                                            professions of faith. 45 'rededications,                                                                                                     Bowers, High Bridge, Red Oak, and a t
                                                                                                                                                    German Baptist cfiurches in Oklahoma. 27 additions to the church. 26 for bap-                                    closing cit noon. Wednesday, May 20.                                   both the First and Calvary churches of
                                                                                      GRAM F R O M DR. T. W. JVIEDEARIS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dr. John R. Mott said recently that
     :.-.• j    -    -            ! • ••;; ••, { . - r -                                                                                                                                       tism and one by letter.                                                           I                   II                                     Wilburton.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Isaia.h 26:9 and John 1:4 had influ-
     'r.:-.i c^x'^yy- -                                                               B R I N G S GREAT N E W S : F I R S T                           Dr. J. M. Dawson, First Baptist Church.                                                                          ArticlQ III' of the Constitution of the                                                                            enced him more during the last ;two!
                                                                                      CHURCH, MIAMI, OKLAHOIMA GAVE                                 Waco. Texas, wUl assist Pastor N . D.         P a s t o r and Mrs. George Hutto, Faith                           Southerij Baptist Convention concern-                                   Enlistment Revival at                        years than any other Scriptures: "Wiienl
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                i^yin^^^m
                                                                                      $750 LAST SUNDAY ipOR BAPTIST                                 Timmerman. F i r s t Baptist      Church. Baptist Church. Wichita, Kansas,!* are                                 ing messengers to the Convention is as                                                                               thy judgments a r e abroad in the earth,!
    ; y^.\iW'^.                                                                       W O R L D EMERGENCY R E L I E F .
                                                                                                                                                    Bartlesville,'in a meeting beginning next proud grandparents, a son being morn
                                                                                                                                                    Sunday. Mr. T. D. CarroU, Henderson^ recently-to Mr. and Mrs. John' A. Hut-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     follows:                                                                       Gfaham                                the inhabitants of the world l e a m right-;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          "The Convention ahaU consist of mes-                       Ma:: Stanfield
                                                                                                                                                    Texas, will lead the singing.                                                                                      Mnf^'trs who are members of missionary                                                                             eousness." . . . "The light is still shin-
                                                                                                                                                                                               to, Hollis, Oklahoma. Both Mr. and Mrs.                                                                              I t was my prvilege to spend a week
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       liaptiBt churches co-operatinpr with the South-                                                                    ing in the darkness, for t h e darkness
                                                                               •"^        Rev, J . H o m e r PhUpott hais resigned                                                                     H u t t o were students in Oklahoma Bap-                        em iPfiptist Convention on the basis of one
                                                                                      t h e - c h u r c h a t Fairland to accept work
                                                                                                                                  Rev, H. H. Boston,: for some twelve                                                                                                  ines4nner for every church contributing to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 with this good church, March 22-29, in                                   has never put it out." (Goodspeed t r a n s -
                                                                                                                                                                                                       tist University before their marriage.                                                                    a new type of enlistment program. We
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the Jivork of. the Convention j and one addi-                                                                      lation.)
                                                                                      elsewhere.                               years pastor of t h e First Baptist Church,                                                                                             tional messcnj:ei* for every $250 fictually
                                                                                                                               p u t h r i e , during whic^ time God has                                                                                                                                         secured the help of tlie associational
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       paiclTto the woik of the Convention durinjr
                                                                                                                                                                                                         I We have a good letter f^om I Pastor                                                                   missionary, Ross L. Hughes, vyho con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the calendar year precedinc the annual mcet-                                                                         Dr. W. I. McClung, pastor of the
                                                                                        Rev. Don Beltz has resigned at /richly blessed his labbrs, has accepted
                                                                                                                                                                                                       li. A. Brown, First Baptist diurqh, Dal-                        iiiR of the Convention, such messenpera&to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ducted thejmusic for the meeting. Our                                    Exchange Avenue Baptist Church, Ok-
                                                                                      Thomas to accept the call of t h e First the hearty and unanimous call of the                                                                                                    apriointai to the Convention by the churches
                                                                                                                                                                                                       hairt. Texas. On Sunday. March 29, they                         and certified by the churches to the Con- aim was . an effort in all-round enlist-                                 lahoma City, assisted Rev. Don J. MUam                                 •'•Wi'
                                                                                      Baptist Church a t LeFors, Texas.        Central Baptist Church. Muskogee.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       had 26 professions of faith, with] 27 ad-                                                                 ment with ari emphasis upon every
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     . vention, provided no church shall be entitled                                                                      and the First Baptist Church, Pauls                                  i-r^'Ml
                                                                                                                                                                                                       ditions to the church—not during a                              to more than ten messengers."
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 auxiliary organization and group in jthe                                 Valley, in a six-day revival. There were                             •^^-ms^.
                                                                                        Rev, R a y Walker h a s accepted the                          A Baptist church in Oklahoma has a
                                                                                      call of t h e Baptist Church a t Albany,                      good coal furnace for sale a t a bargain.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       revival, but in the regular services..                         1                   ni                     local, church. I Beginning Sunday mprn-                                  53 "professions and additions. Brother                                               ..
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                                                                                                                                                    They have installed^a gas system,'and                                                                             I For the convenience of churches and ing we had the Sunday school and its                                          Milam is doing an outstanding work in                                   r; :.:^ iyK -^f ^iRJ'fi^
                                                                                      Oklahoma. .            "                                                                                                                                                       messengers, the Executive Committee of
                                                                                                                                                    no longer haVe j^sfe for the furnace.                There were 20 additions to the churci.                                                                  work presented to the church; Sunday                                     Pauls Valley and is loved by the peoi)le
                                                                                                                                                    Anyone desiring m o r e       inforrnation         14 for baptism, in a revival in the First                      the Convention has prepared Registra- evening, the B. T. U.; Monday, 'the .                                         in the church and out.
     y'^ymy                                                                             P a s t o r H. E. Cook is in a meeting
                                                                                                                                                    should write to the Baptist Messenger,             Baptist Church, Burkburnett. Texas, in                         tion Cards for the certification by pastor; Tuesday, the deacons; and then,
     yynUy^.                                                                          this week with P a s t o r Harold Menges                                                                                                                                        churches of messengers. These ^cards the Young People's work, the W. M. U.,
                                                                                                                                                    Oklahoma City. .                     i             which Pastor Winston feorum qf Altus,
                                                                                      and t h e Birdville Baptist Church, near                                                                                                                                        may be secured from the Secretary of       the Brotherhood, the budget, the every-                                     Annoijincement was made last Sun-
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Oklahoma, assisted      Pastor Jack W.
                                                                                      F o r t Worth.                                                                                                                                                                  your State Mission Board.             \    member canvass, and tithing, one after                                   day that one member of the First Bap-
                                                                                                                                                       The Calvary Baptist jChurch, Enid,              Manning, Mr. Chase- Murph of Altus led                                                                                                                                                                                                            • :-''^-^-ym
                                                                                                                                                                                                       the singing.                      j                                                IV                  '   another in that order. There were talks                                 tist Church, Oklahoma City. Mr. T. F .                         1.7!^:^yyy.($
                                                                                          ITT a n eight days' meeting in Lufkin.                    recently closed a^ good ! meeting, wiih                                                                                                                                                                                               Munday, has a one hundred per cent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         t     -.h ' -y-.'-.-i'i' !^

                                                                                                                                                    P a s t o r Earl S t a r k , ; Woodward, preach-         (Continued on Next Page)                                     For some years the railroads have each evening by some members of the
                                                                                      Texas, in which P a s t o r MUlard Jenkens                                                                                                                                      not granted special reduced rates"fqir church on why we have these respective                                       record, for fiteen years, based on the
                                                                                      of AbUene assisted P a s t o r J, R; Nutt,                    ing, and P a s t o r Johh Matthiesen, Mor-                                                                                                                                                                                            Six-Point Record System. We would
                                                                                                                                                    rison, leading the singing. There werC;                                                                           conventions. The round-trip r a t e s open officers and organizations and why they
                                                                                      t h e r e w e r e 44 additions.
                                                                                                                                                    many conversions and additions to the              BAPTIST MESSENGER                                               to the public are on satle daily a t all deserve the interest of every member':                                    like to have word concerning any of
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     ^I'h'-A-^^f^-.'                                                                                                                                church.                                                         PUBUSHED WEEKLY j                                  railroad ticket of fices.' I t should be and the participation of all for whom!                                    our people who have gone,beyond this
                                                                                     ^^.....JJjliss Lucy Smith, now with the For-                                                                                                                                      noticed that all railroad fares since they are intended. It was really a pleas- i                                  mark.
     :•• i ^ t e ^ •                                                                 ^       '' Mission Board in Richmond, will                                                                                By Baptist General Convention                           February 10, 1942 have been increased ure to see the interest of thej lay mem-
                                                                                               me of the speakers at the Baptist                    . There were 794 ih Sunday school r e -                                                                            10% and alsoj that there is a 15% t a x bership in these various p h a s e s of                                    1 We have a good letter from Rev. T.
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                                                                                               M, U. meeting of South Carolina.                     cently a t t h e . First Baptist Church,                                                                           on bothi railrc^ad and pullmanj fares.     church work and to hear thej fine mes-                                 k>. Lide, pastor of the First Baptist
                                                                                                                                                    Breckenridge, Texas, where Rev, Roger              B. C. Bouth, Editor-Bnsiness Manager
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Perspns planning to a t t e n d one or sages that they presented.                 Together                      JChurch, Aiken, South Carol|na. a grad-
                                                                                      y There     were 30 additions to the First                    Hebard is the beloved pastor. This is a            PubUcation Office* Oklahoma Baptiat UniTcrsity,                                                                                                                                    iuate of Southwestem Seminary, and one
                                                                                                                                                    new record in attendance. P a s t o r Heb-                 Shawnee, Oklahoma, Phone 2307       i                   both of the conventions in San Antonio with a good song service,, special music,
                                                                           w          Baptist     Church,. Oklahoma City, last                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •of South Carolina's most juseful pas-
                                                                                                                                                    ard was formerly pastor a t Lexington                                                                           . ™ d consult their local ticket agent and some "surprise" element this pro-
                                                                                      Sunday,      AprU 5, with 20 joining for                                                                         Editorial and Executive Offices, Baptist Buildinff,          1 w up-to-date information in order to gram brought a consistently large crowd                                        W s . His chief distinction vdth Okla-
                                                                      !;              baptism     and 10 by letter.                                 and Trinity Church, Ada.                               Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Phone 3-7208
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                                                                     -J.                                                                                                                                                                                                secure the type of transportation! best togetheV each evening and prepared                                         homa Baptists is that he is the hus-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        suited to their needs.    !               them for the message on some phase of                                    band of Bettie Koller, who, before her
                                                                 •I                     Pastor L. A, Leach, Verden, reports a                          Mr. Lawson H. Cooke,           Southwide          Entered a s second class matter December 31,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  our responsibility to God.                                             •marriage, did a fine work among the
                                               ifh
                                                                 J                    splendid meeting .in progress, with the                       Brotherhood leader, suggests t h a t men
                                                                                                                                                    tithe their tires, t h a t is, give a t least
                                                                                                                                                                                                       1921 a t the Post Office a t Shawnee, Oklahoma,
                                                                                                                                                                                                       und^r the act of March 8. 1879, acceptonce jor
                                                                                                                                                                                                       mailing a t the spejcial rate of postage providM                   Latimer Association                         Pastor I. A. Harrison and his wife                                   young people in Oklahoma* They now
                                        Wy'-%                                         pastor preaching and Mr. James Fowler                                                                            for junder SecUan il9S of the Act of October 6.                                                            were indefatigable in their* efforts to                                  h^ve three lovely girls. The two older
                                                                                      leading the smging. .                                         one-tenth of t h e estimated mUeage to             1917. authorized Jafauary 28, 1910.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     :               Max Stanfield                                                                                         gijrls are in school, and the youngest,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Upon the invitation of Missionary H.    make the meeting a success, and the
                                                                                                                                                    the Lord's work. He suggests, too, t h a t            »•               I

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  pleasure of fellowship with them and                                    ndmed after her mother, Babetta Kol-
                                                                                                                                                    as far as possible* soTTie of the meet-            Subscription $1.50 Per Year in Advance                          J. Ballew we spent several days visitmg
                                                                                        i i ^ v _ .PVe^a ML I D e B e j r r v l i a s accer>t£>d.                                                                                                                                                                 :B^troiyyi<^tr- X^zxcrh^s vLJas on& o f t h e b l e s s -               l e k is fifteen months old.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       No, 15                            ^ ^ sratncr Bftiievsr had worKed out     ings or t n e me^^^^s-
                                                                                      gimiing w o r k there after the first* Sun-                   the center of the torritory as possible.           Y<?I 81
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ^   of salaries paiii' shews t h a t ^«"e have/essli^ted 3?>>uc
                                                Items o:^ Interest                                           Bossier, Barksdale Church, 16; Bossier, .homes of t h e unsaved, usually a t theh-
                                                                                                             First, 55; Broadmoor, 16; (2addo Heights, R e q u e s t , and sing, pray, and have testi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                              I       \ Crusade Against Beyerage                                             cent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             sS'-lr cf theitccal saTaries w i t h -CS:^ in nurnJSjr cf j t ^ a c h e r s .
                                                           (Continued from P a g e Five)                     16t Calvary, 17; Emmanuel, 19; F u s t , monials, ^and a s a result, seven adult                1:       ^        Alcohol '                                                     a n d have unenlisted. abcut 42*->| cf salaries a n d 5S""^ in t h e
       i:ii' n^^\y.                                Rev. D . L . Grif^ith^Y m a n y years a Sltreveport, 78; Highland, 72; Ingleside,
       i-.yil-y:r                                                                                                                                             men a n d women have been S gloriously                             T*^ L . Holcombv E x e c n t r r e Secretary                number cf pastors;. While we ars^, making'gicoa prc§res$. there                                                                                          • ! * • •

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                                               beloved pastor i n Houston, Texas, 54;                                  Lakeshore, 3 5 ; Parkview, 19; saved, and as a proof of their new-found                                                                                                are many pastors cf s t r c n ^ churches, who a r e n o t enltstijd.
                                               passed * a w a y Monday night last week- Queensborough, 67; Southside, 45; a n di faith, have united with our chui'ch for
                                                                                                                                                                                                             : ."                     Baptist Simday School Board                                                                                                                                                                          y--Mmmu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • -^^^jragc alcchol h a s becorre clatant ai:d vrhalTeng                    Q T ^ beloved Secretary I:elieves* oc:'the basis of a careful
                                                   P a s t o r W. R. King, Pond Creek: " W e Trinity Heights, 19.
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                                                                                                                                                              baptism. Two others, a fine young man '
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                                                                                                                                                              and his wife, also came professing               Its ^ ^ i z : ^ ^ apparent u i t h e liquor ^ c r e s w!:Idi alrocnc survey-cf the field,", t h a t by i l a y , IS4?. tner^ will be at, least
                                              have j u s t finished t h e One Hundred                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      -yy • v^Ji-^j
            yyyy-                                                                                               Our deepest sympathies a r e with P a s - Christ and uniting with us, as a resiilt               "^ ..;"^ JiZ^xs. I t is m a n i i s t i n tiie a< vertisir:g: cf licucrs 75 wr cf the salaries paid by Southern Baptist churches t^> tbelr
                                              Thousand Club drive, with-^ipsj^ards of
            ly                                                                                              tor R. D . Sheldon, Mooreland,' Okla- of the prayer meetings. Every family in                      whlcI- zreei^ us 3S vre open o c r daUy pdp^rs aiid c u r r^sga- pasters ccntributin^ t o t h e ' Flan, a n d t h a t n e t fevwi^r "thozs                                                                                                                 •^Ik
                                              $50 cash a n d increasing t h e Club mem^^^homa, whose mother, Mrs. .Lizzie Shoe- our church receives t h e Baptist Mes-
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                                                                                                     rii^^^^nom,                                                                                                "^^-'^^z is scarcely possible t b "^^^ilk. o r t:p.vel ir:'a public ccc- 7-CC€ t o S.CC€ oreacixrs vriii/be OO^-UK: dues. I t shculd a i -
                                                                                                                                                              senger^ and I hear expressions nearly             S i ^ c e ^.tbcur. being greetkd fc^ eviderice o t i t s presence, vk-ays b e remembered that / h i s plan \vctks a s well fee t h e
                                                                                                     ng      hak
                                              i n t o t h e World Emergency Relief offer- ^ ^ ihprne^ki L a u r e n c e , Kansas, March 23.
      I •1    ••.a > y l                                                                                                                                      every day of how they are enjoying it."                               "-.cc-hol is c u r accient eneiny. I t h a s h ^ n t h e smaller churches a n d the/ j r ^ a c b e r s -ira^vin^ smali $ala:rtes
                                              ing. T h e church h e r e is responsive t o She wSs^^^'graduate of t h e University                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           -y' yy^ i-yW'^::^;}^,
                                                                                                                                                              Pastor A. A. Brady is leading his people          arch enemy oc mankind from t i m e imnnetnGriaL I t Is just as it dees f c r the lar^sf churchi:s and pre^ict'ters Vi^tl"! t h e
                ' ^ ^ ' K -                   missions. W e gave more for mis- of TCansas-sSchool of L a w a n d had a n                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • - :yy-i.:m^=^^b^
                         ^X-                  sions t h e p a s t y e a r t h a n t h e y e a r active p a r t i r f ^ ^ e state govemment. forward in a fine way.                                              novr mere cangercus than, before, partly because it iS' more larger salaries.'                            /    - .        .    1
        yyyy                                  before; a n d every cause gets serious T h e law finally adopted for woman suf-                                                                                   bC'Id and daring, a n d partly because, a s a natipn e t i ^ i ^ ^ in                At t h e present time c u r g j ^ v e m m e n t / a s v^'ell ix:? c u r
      i W:                                    consideration."                                               frage w a s , largely n e r 6\vn work. H e r
                                                                                                            father studied l a w i n ' t h e office of
                                                                                                                                                                 Last week's Baptist Message, Louis-
                                                                                                                                                              iana, gives t h e account of t h e visit of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                wax OCT people are more \-uinerabIe t o its insidious appeai a n d people, a r e v^^'edded to t h e idea of social security. I t is irt-.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                inHuenctr. With millions of m e n away from home engaged i n cumbent upon people of c u r faith to carr>' fo^^va^d in ever>'
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                                                  EX^angelist Maurice A. Cook recently Abraham Lincoln. Surv^iving a r e four                                                                                   serried on land and on sea p-rd in the air, w i t ^ t h e lowering v,~a>". possible this ^"e?^" beneficent and sensible plan for t,xk>
                                                                                                                                                              through t h e Atchafalaya Basin Terri-
                                              closed a t w o weeks' meeting with P a s t o r children. She w a s ninetjr-one years of                                                                            of standards and the relaxing of restraints wiiich m u s t ccme Ing care of our preacfiersv The fourth- and half-time churches^
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                                              O. L . Black a n d t h e E a s t e m Avenue age a t t h e time of her Home-gbing, and                                                                              in wartime, we face, i n be%*erage alcohol a rnajor | problem-
      yyiy                                    Church, Oklcihoma City, viath M r . J a s . had been a Christian for seventy-three
                                                                                                                                                              carried on under t h e direction of Rev.                                                                                         as well a s t h e full-time churches, with their oasterSv shculd
      yim-                                    Roberson of O. B. TJ. leading t h e sing- years.
                                              ing.'^ T h e r e w e r e m a n y conversions a n d
                                                                                                                                                              Lt I. Marks, formerly of Oklahoma City.
                                                                                                                                                             Secretary Knight concludes by saying:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 We n-ust "^rage a n d w i n t h e w a r against t h e drink evil if
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 we are to wage successfully rite w a r against the. despots cf
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               all unite in' the furtherance of/this sound economic plan f^r
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ministers-" retirement.
                                                                                                                                                              VThis great basin work consists of a            •' Eurcpe land Asia.                                                                                                                                       %*
                                              rededications. There w a s a large in-                            P a s t o r J . Wr~~Storer, First Baptist jialf-dozen missions, a thirty-bed hos-                                                                                                     The finances of the Board a r e in m.cst excellent ccnui-

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                                              ing t h e meeting. P a s t o r and Mrs. Black P a s t o r C. E . Wilbanks 'and h i s great
                                              a r e doing a fine work a n d a r e g r e a t l y church a t , Stillwater' in a series of
                                                                                                                                                             pital, seven missionary pastors, two
                                                                                                                                                              school teachers and a nurse. Allj this has
                                                                                                                                                              been t h e result of a yision) and of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ThrD^j:gh its nfti-- years* t h e Sunday School Board h a s tion. T h e assets earned, in t h e year Just closed, a n a v e r a ^
                                                                                                                                                                                                               ' increaiinzLy fought against t h e u s e of' be%~erage alcohol r a t e cf 4.31*i"c notwithstanding t h e constant! trend tcv^ttrd
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • T h r o u g Its literature, its field representatives, a n d with its. lower interest' iretinrtis. T h e in\'estment incbme—what i t s
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                                              beloved b y their people.                                     evangelistic services, Monday through faith of Missionary Marks, ^ u c l i support                    e/er:*' ounce of power, t h e Board h a s opposed;both t h e use money earned:—of t h e Board for 1 ^ 1 w a s 52o5vS09,Ci\ I n
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                                                                                                            Sunday, March 23-29. Hjere is one of has been g i v e n b y t h e Igreat First                        of liquor and the sale of liquor a s a beverage. Believing thaf
        •• i : l u ' y - -                        P a s t o r A. Hope Owen, F i r s t Baptist the most strategic opportunities in Ok-' C h u r c h of Baton Rouge ^ which mothers                                                                                                              1941 the B o a r i paid frcm its reUef fttnds S101.599A\Vto 1241.
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                                             Church, Shawmee: "Recently i t was m y lahoma, with its thousands of top young all these mission folks. O u r Board has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sunday Schcol Board ]s lining u p all of its agencies and using- the needs of aged preachers and' their widovvs. A genenillj'
                                               o      o a s i t h e Blackwell Church n d
        y:':^:y ^:^ jD ry. . tN . sM.s'tStigler, their pastor, ian a people attending the A & 'M College. To helped only to the point of two mission-                                                             iti r p n y cericdicals for a special crusade against t h e drink bbsen.-ed Felloi.\"ship offering each y e a r a t :the observance
                                                                                                            minister t o t h e m is n o t only a respon-j ary salaries. I n m y judgment this w^ork
        y.y.By-                              revivsLl meeting. Mr. I r a Prosser direct- sibility b u t a joy. P a s t o r Wilbanks and) will take a favorable place alongside the                                evilj                          '       "|-                                   of t n e Lord's Supper would greatiy at^grtsent t h e relief
                                             ed t h e music. This w a s t h e third meet- his talented family a r e meeting t h e work of t h e early churches in t h e da.ys                                            Pr. John L* Kill has been chosen by his associates to'head fund3 no^v so urgently", needed,                                     \
                                             ing M r . Prosser h a d been i n vdth t h e challenge in such a splendid way. To be of Paul. L e t us p r a y for these missions.                                    a conimittee which is t o organize the proposed crusade. All of
                                             Blackwell Church. They love h i m very associated with t h e m even these few Every one of them sends a monthly of-                                                   the B.::ard's workers stand pledged t o follow Dr. Hill's leader-
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                                             m u c h a n d h e does a good j o b with t h e days w a s a rich blessing t o m y life. fermg t o t h e Co-operative Program."
                                             music program. D r . Stigler is held in We a r e fortunate in their leadership.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ship- As a fighter against beverage' alcohoL Dr. IBll is not a                                                                             We Thank You, Friends
                                     / I                                                                                                                                                                           notice. Frcm his youths m season and o u t of season, h e h a s                                       j  S. F.JLowe
                                     ;: \    high esteem b y everyone i n Blackwell." And I was again struck with t h e need                                     Pastor Rupert Naney, Olivet Baptist               with voice and p^n^ struck hard a n d effective blows igainst                       Through the geri!erosity of t h e 32 coK)peniting stations.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the drirZ-t eviL' H e is now a v e t e r a n leader in this a g e old the program.s of t h e Baptist Hour—Januar>- through March
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                                             closed one y e a r of service here t h e first educational institutions such a s Okla- vet Baptist Church in a revival meking.                                        fight- He will represent the Simda>- School Board in tlie pro- —^were heard throughout the^ South, m u c h of t h e N o r t h .
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                                             of M a r c h w i t h some eighty-eight a d - homa A & M, where t h e lives of-Presi- He was assisted b y Gayle Holcomb of
                                             ditipns^ a n d t h e m e m b e r s teU n i e t h a t dent Bennett a n d his wife count so Jackson, Tennessee, a s I j h e singer.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   posed cnisade and w e confidently anticipate t h a t this wiH and into Carjada a n d Central America. S o u t h e m Baptists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   mark the beginning of a greajt moral awakening on the p a r t generally, and t h e Radio Conirnittee in particular,, are^lircw                                                                                           ifelfcffi
                                             i t h a s b e e n , t h e g r e a t e s t financial y e a r positively for Christ a n d His church." Our meeting * b e g a n jM^rch 8 and                             of Olir people.                                                              foundly grateful t o t h e management of eveo* o n e of these                                                                                      m
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        v.\y^ yy--.                          t h e y have ever had. F o r t h e m o n t h of                                                                continued for t w o weeks There were                                                                                                stations for tWs splendid courtesy. W e trust t h a t ; all t h e
                                             F e b r u a r y w e h a d $150 over o u r budget                  The Southwestem Seminary Alumni eighty - fom* ciecisions in t h e meet-                                                                                                          Baptists of Oklahoma wiU write a personal note of apprecia-
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                                             of t h e . c h u r c h . W e a r e now i n a revival Southiern Baptist Convention, will b e church. B y t h e iise of w h a t we ordi-                                                  C C , Hatchett, Duriant, Oklahoma
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                                             w i t h Oscar Pigg of Phpenjx Avenue held Monday, M a y 18, from five until narily call high-pressure [We could have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and t o a n y other station o\-er which t h e niessages w e r e
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          S THE p k l a h o m a member of t h e ReU^f and Annuity- heard. This ma>-yseem a little thing, but it c4rtainl>' is t h e                                                                                        y&i
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                                                                                                           s e v e n . p . m . All members of t h e Okla- had twice this number, ijut it was the
                                                                                                           homa; alumni a r e urged t o attend. Pas- hop^ of t h e pastor, a n d t h e people as
                                             ^ Recently t h e Exchange Avenue Bap- t o r H. H . Boston, Muskogee, alumni well a s those leading us, t h a t this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A         Boani It is m order t o give o u r people a brief report Christian thing t o do. I t is through t h e assistance of Editor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    of the Board's progress. As of Decem-ber 31. 1941> t h e tctal Routh and • the Baptist Messenger that w e were able t o ,
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       -yymy                              ~ t i s t Chiut;h, Oklahoma iCity, held a                        president, writes t h a t they have set a should not occur; b u t t h a t there should                   assets di the Boaid amounted t b 55,470,277.87, a n increlase keep the Baptists of Oklahoma ^lformed about the prognuns i
                                          1 Training Union Study Course. I n spite goal for five hundred in attendance a t be opportunity for t h e Gospel t o bear                                                 of a little more than 5320,000.00 over t h e year 1940. Since and other phases of t h e Baptist Hour. S o u t h e m Baptist?^
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          >]Blv                              m e n t reached 228, w i t h a n average a t - Southern Baptist Convention.                                    t h e . Holy Spuit. How; this m a n Cole                members in the ilinisters Retirement Plan, and it is lliought people informed on a n y m a t t e r . . We a r e sincerely- gr^dte^                                                                                       y?^M                            i
            llllli:-                      ^ t e n d a n c e of 200, a n d 177 fmishing t h e                                                                preaches! H e isj a marvel—of t h e grace               thai the year 1942 will see a continuation of t h e increase, ful to Editor Routh for his continued help.                                         /
      miy                                  jcourse a n d receiving awards. F a c u l t y                       P a s t o r M. E . Ramay, F i r s t Baptist of God. The attendance was good a t
                                           1 m e m b e r s were Miss Sophia . Duerksen, Church, Edmond: "Our church closed an all times. Even t h e last Sunday night
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    in' membership and a cbritinuing large increase in the Board's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    assets. There is yet a wide field for expansion. I t is difficult
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        It| is through t h e real sacrifice a n d splendid /Service
                                           ILfcs. J . W: Barron, *Mr. Tom Carter, and eight-day revival meeting on Sunday, i the balconies were full and there were                                                                                                                              of the speakers, together with their choirs and other singing
        i':-^ -tt-i^y- ''                                                                                                                                                                                           to estimate t h e number of active pastors in t h e Southem
                                           :Mrs. Charles Black, all s l a t e workers; Marchl 29, with .Pastor P . Boyd Smith fourteen decisions. I believe in m y life                                                                                                                          units,, that t h e programs have been so excellent a s t o
      "^lii^^y                                                                                                                                                                                                      Baptist Convention. T h e available records disclose some
         'yM-:^t f - ^ r y ' '                    '""^f. R. Roach, Olivet Church, O k - of Okemah preaching and Mr. J . L. Col- time I have n o t known anyone like                                                                                                                              elicit:expressions of satisfaction a n d indorseme;lt from t h e .
                                                            a t y : Mrs. A. E . Richie, Crest- lins of Kelham-Avenue Baptist Church, Brother ICole, who imder a n y circum- '                                       2o,000 ordained ministers, many of whom a r e Inactive by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 radio world a s well a s t h e Bapttist H o u r a u d i ^ c e . Undoubt*
                                                            hurch, Oklahoma City; P a s t o r Oklahoma City, leading t h e singing. stances is always "ready" t o preach,                                            reason of age o r infirmities, a n d many derive much of their edly a substantial contribution t o t h e spiritual progress of
                                                         •McClung; a n d Mr. J o e Bartlett, Good music, sound Gospel preaching, the He never lacks in message and never                                             suppprt from secular callings.                                              the S o u t h e m Baptist Convention t e r r i t o r y / h a s been nvide.
                                                   icational director, Mr. E . L . Thomas co-operation of t h e people, a n d t h e lacks t h e sentence I t o clinch the; mes-                                            A fairly conservative estimate indicates l h a t Souihem F o r this kve a r e deeply | grateful t b all Avho were on t h e                                                                                      •iK-yyv'.^.
                                           I s Training Union director.                                   power of t h e Lord resulted in 25. ad- sage. His preaching is clear, rich %vith                           Baptists have about 12,000 pastors w h o devote themselves programs. W e are; also especially indebted t o Mr. Edwin S*                                                                                               i-T-:^.. '-12 * .
                                                                                                           ditions t o t h e church. There were six Scjripture reference arid ' quotations,                          fully, to the Gospel ministry. On this; basis there is enrolled Preston, \ice-chairman of t h e Radio Conimitte^, S. B. C ,
                                                D r . Roland Q. Leavell of Atlanta, Ga., other professions of faith."                                      heightened by sparkling humor and mel-                    in the ilihisters Returement P l a n about 4 2 % of all of t h e urider whose management t h e programs Were produced.                                                                                      - y.:f.
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                                            superintendent of evangelism of t h e                                                                          lowed by pathos. Gayle Holcomb, Who                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    m:
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                             ^ - ;| H o m e Mission Board of t h e S o u t h e m                              Mrs. Arlis Brady, B o s t o n Avenue led t h e singing, h a s a beautiful tenor                                                                                                            Many Oklahoina churches, a s w e ^ a s individuals, have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     be seen that w|e have n o t a s y e t reached t h e half w a y . m a r k
                                           Baptist- Convention, concluded his five Church, Muskogee: "We have been ex- voice, is deeply consecrated, a n d made                                                                                                                                   also responded t o t h e oppprtuniity t o help p a y t h e jiine
                                           y e a r s bf service i n this capacity w i t h a periencing a wonderful blessing in o u r an excellent contribution t o t h e results                                      in numbers in t h e enlistment of churches and pastors ih t h e
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  charges a n d other expenses o f t h e Baptist Hour. Others
                                           city-wide simultaneous evangelistic cam- church t h e past m o n t h and a- half. Our' • of the meeting, not only with his songs                                           Mbiister? Retu'ement Plan—as reasonable and sensible a plan                                                                                                                                       "I


                                                                                                                                                                                                                      as any denomination could devise .for taking care of i t s a r e responding a n d t h e financial goal will b e reached. W e
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                                           Shreveport, Louisiana, T h e additions t o cottage p r a y e r meetings, a n d they have outside t h e services."
                                           t h e individual churches were a s follows: proved very successful. W e go t o tl^e
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                                                           Page Eight                                             BAPTIST              MESSENGER                                                                      April 9, 194^                                     BAPTIST               MESSENGER
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                                                                      Items of Interest                           ing. Pastor I. A. Bentley is |eading his
                                                                                                                  people in a fine way.        )
                                                                                                                                                                       ; Evangelist Charley Curb recently clos-
                                                                                                                                                                      ed: a fine meeting with the First Bap-
                                                                      (Continued from Page Six)                                                                       tist- Church, Picher, of which Rev'. W. A
                                                                                                                      The Brotherhood of Calvary BaptisU
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                                                              Olivet Baptist Church, Oklahoma City,
                                                           observed last Sunday, with an appropri-
                                                           a t e program, the sixteenth annivei'sary
                                                           of the -pastorate of Rupert Naney. Dur-
                                                                                                                  Church, Muskogee, recently sponsored a
                                                                                                                  ten-diayre\{i^f meeting a t the Boyntpn
                                                                                                                  Baptist • Church, ^vith Evangelist Gtfs
                                                                                                                                                                      Evans is ^pastor. Pastor Evans writes-
                                                                                                                                                                      •liis messages lifted our people (o a
                                                                                                                                                                      higher plane of Christian experience;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Oklattoma Baptist U n i v e r s i t /
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                                                                                                                                                                      He has a way of preaching that really'
                                                           i n g these eventful years, Olivet Baptist             Brogan preaching and J. B,' Cromer
                                                                                                                                                                      enriches the souls of God's children and
                                                           C h u r c h has grown steadily under his               leading the singing. There were 22 ad- i
                                                                                                                                                                      b r e a k ; the hearts of: the unsayed. We
                                                           leadership. We rejoice with pastor and                 ditions to the church, 14 for baptism                                                                                                                  has already been assumed by other
                                                           people i n their accomplishments.                      and eight by letter.
                                                                                                                                                                      plan o take an offering next'Sunday
                                                                                                                                                                      for VVar Relief. Our' church vj^ants to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      All Departments Will                               members of the faculty.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Unijversity in 1935/from the pastorate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       of Trinity Chtirch/ Oklahoma City, has
                                                                                                                      P a s t o r M. F . Langley, Alva, recently* share in this worthy i c a u s e / ' •               Be Maintained .                                  : i Mr.' Jarnes Ralph Scales, debate coach     been granted a leave of absence. He will
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       either returh to pastoral work or rest
                                                               Miss Georgia Elwell, a g r a d u a t e of
                                                           O. B. U., and for several years secre-
                                                                                                                  assisted P a s t o r Floyd Loonev and thfe
                                                                                                                  First Baptist 'Church, Tonkawa, in a                    Pas o r L. A. Leach, Verden, writes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      iDuring Eniergency                                 and English teacher, is enlisted for train-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ing: as a naval reserve officer and ex-       for a time. / -
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                                                           t a r y of the University Baptist Church,              Youth Revival. There were 13 additions, regarcing Mrs. Iva Horn, supply matron ,                    , President John W. Raley, ih an inter-            pects to be called soon after the end of              Losses Comparatively Less
                                                           ShawTiee, w a s recently appointed as                   to the church. Pastor Looney writes; at th^ Children's Home: ^ "We are in- 1                       Iview with the Shawhee Morning News                t h e present semester. Mr. C. W. Patton,'       While making these necessary r e d u c - '
                                                           director of Jewish work in St. Louis by                 "Dr. Langley,is a good preather. .)A''e ! deed happy to give Mrs.- fv^ Hqrn, who                   iSunday, outlined the administrative and           history and government professor, - who       tions, with the faculty members them-
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                                                           the St. Louis Baptist Mission Board.                   count ourselves fortunate in having him has bejpn pianist for our church the past                    personnel' adjustments t h a t must be            formerly coached debate, will, again          selves co-operating in reorganizing their
                                                           There" are more than one hundred                       with us.**                                          two years, t o ' t h e ;Orphans* Hpme for        made during the war emergency, but                supervise the teams.                          departments, President Raley pointed
                                                           thousand Jewish people in St. Louis and                                                                    service there. We are always happy               declared that no essential training                    Two faculty members, Miss Lorennie       out that O. B. L[.'s enrollment losses for
                                                           S t . . Louis County.                                      The Broadway Baptisjt Chutch, Knox- when }ve can assist in the work, ^nd                         iwould be impaired, in Iany of the de-            Berry, home econojnics teacher, and Dr.i.'    1941-1942 have been less than those of
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                                                                                                                  ville, Tennessee, is making prepaiarloh feel r(^sponsibility in helping mold the                      partments.                                       Orin Cornett, physics instructor, have        any other Oklahoma college. All state
                                                                 The Canadian Baptist reproduces a                for a revival campaign, with Evant^o»]ist lives qif those children into great men                        Doctor Raley announced that the Uni-          beeh in the East on defense jobsj this        and denominational institutions are
                                                            l e t t e r to Dr. Rushbrooke, president of           Marvin Cole leading. They recently con- arid w&men of tomorrow. »»
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        versity staff will be reduced by. eight          winter. They will remain in this sjjecial      finding i t ' n e c e s s a r y ' t o release men for
                                                             t h e Baptist World Alliance, from the               ducted a census in which beiween, two                                                                 members in the next session, all x>f             work next year. Miss Berry doing war-          service without being able to replace
                                                            All-Union Council of Evangelical Chris-               and' three thousand prospects were                     The JBureau of Census, Washington, I).         whom have been granted leaves of ab-              time nutrition research for the Uni-          them at the present time.^,                      . ^^
                                                           , tians of Russia, which passed the cen-               discovered. The Sunday school attend- C , reported recently that Oklahdma had                                                                           versity of Illinois, and Dr. Cornett             Authority for the staff changes was
>%m                                                                                                                                                                                                                     sence. No one h a s . been dismissed, and
                                                             sor a n d indicates, perhaps, a new a t t i -        ance for the church was well 1 above the the third highest, divorce r a t e among                                                                       t r a i n p g technicians at Harvard ^Uni-    given by the board of trustees in its
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        seven bf the eight have found work in
                                                             tude toward religion by the Soviet                    thousand m a r k during March.                     the forty-eight-states, during the years                                                                                                         ,March meeting.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the a m e d forces, defense industries,           versity. Their courses will be contintied
                                                             heads.                                                                                                   1937 1:3 1940, inclusive. The r^te fpr                                                              by Mrs. H. L. Snuggs and IVl!t^ Jack
                                                                                                                      The Temple Baptist Churcli ot Wil-                                                                or as specialists in defense training else-
                                                                                                                                                                      Oklahdma was 4.3 divorces per 1,000               where.         ' . '                              Purdue, aviation instructor.      ,/
                                                               Queensboro' Baptist Chprch, Shreve-                 mington, North Carolina, which has
                                                                                                                   been vacant since tbe i/esignation of
                                                                                                                                                                      populaiion. The only s t a t e besi(ies.Ne-         ' Consolidation of work on the part                 Mr. Edward Hurt, Jr., O. B. U. ath-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       "Youth Mobilization"
                                          &'
                                                            port, Louisiana, recently celebrated the
                                                            tenth, anniversary of Dr, C, W. Culp                  Dr. A. J. Barton, due to .a ser'ous ill-
                                                                                                                                                                     vada that jpassed Oklahoma was Florida,
                                                                                                                                                                      with an average of 5.1 per 1,000. Texas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        of other faculty members will be neces-           letic director and member of/the coach-      Reports Submitted                                                                                  'i-yy^^^^:^w^
                                                                                                                  -ness, has called Rev. J. Roy Clifford of                                                             sary. Special attention is jbeing given,          ing staff since 1935, left/April 1 to
                                                            a s pastor. During those ten years there                                                                  had 4,1, -Arkansas,' 2.6, and Kansas,             however, to the fundamentals. The first           become supervisor of an NYA radio de-            O. B. U. leaders are grateftil to the                                                          i-''i^y'^''M^pU$
                                                            have been 2954 additions, of whom 1170                Cincinnati, Ohio, as pastor, and he has
                                                                                                                                                                      2.15.                                             objective of the administration will be           fense training school at' Cushing. Mrs.       pastors, W, M. U. leaders, and laymen
                                                            were baptized. The sum of $232,939.22                 accepted. He is a native of Kentucky
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         to c6me through the . w a r a standard           Carol Marie Masters, ^business instruc-       who co-operated so efficiently in :^the
                                                            w a s contributed for all piirposes.                  and a graduate of Georgetown Coiloge
                                                                                                                                                                         Rev. I T.i B. Satterwhite,        Oklahoma      institution. Dr. R^ley promised this             tor, has been offered^a secretarial posi-     "Youth Mobilization" day, March 22.
                                                                                                                  and of the Southerri Baptist Semiriary.
                                                                                                                                                                    . City, recently closed a meeting with               should be dohe.                                                                                Records of the mobilization a r e being
                                                            . Our good frigid,' Sgt. Bob Sides, for-                                                                                                                                                                      tion in Oklahoma City and will remain.        received daily. The material gathered
                                                                                                                      P a s t o r W. A. Roberts, Marshall, as- the Braman Baptist Church, Braman,                           The faculty adjustments made neces-                    t              -'   -
            '\yi i ^ 3rfe-:                                m e r l y of Okmulgee and Tulsa, is now                sisted Pastor H. B. Long and the First Oklahoma.; At the close of the meeting'                        iSary by the war affect primarily the                                                           in this manner will be used both by
                                                           w i t h the 89th School Squadron, T u m e r                                                                                                                                                                    in defense work /until the emergency          the University and        denominational                                                          0'-y^'i^
            ;••••    - M ; S^i;.:-^'
                                                                                                                  Baptist Church, Crescent, in a goo'd, •two we^e baptized, and two others unit-                        jyounger teachers. Mr. Lee B. Spencer,            has ended. Hei;/ duties will be taken
                                                           Field, Georgia. While located in Shreve-               meeting just preceding- Easter. Theire ed with ihe church, one for baptism                             librarian, and Mr. Jose D. Masters^ in-                                                        headquarters as an inventory of the                                                               ?\i^yyW0^^
            •: -\ -•: k u ^ - , ^
                                                           jxjrt he was president of one of the                                                                                                                                                                           over'by three/members of the adminis-         strength and possibilities of the youth
        •      -x y ^ i - •'-;
                                                                                                                  have been many additions, twelve com- and one by statement.                         Rev. J. Fred      (Strumental music directd^r, recently en-          trative staffy-'
                                                           unions-in the Queensboro Baptist Train-                ing for baptism in the first service of             Wesner, who served,; this church so                 tered the hrmy air corfis. Their work                                                         of our churches.
                                                           ing Union where Dr. C. W. Culp is                                                                                                                                                                                   Dr. • A. L.' Aulick. who came to tHie
                                                                                                                  the meeting. The work at Crescent is acceptably: as pastor, is now doing a                                                                                                                               Those who did not find it convenient
                                                           pastor.                                                going along in a fine way under the fine work: in Arkansas. The Braman                                                                                                                                to take the mobilization records on the
                                                                                                                  leadership of Pastor Long.                         Baptist ,Church is progressing in a great                                                               -A..A...............                       designated day may still do so, as the
                                                               W e appreciate the knidness of Mis-                                                                   way,- al hough they do not yet have a                                                                                                              information is now being classifie<l and
                                                           sionary Roe Beard of the Cherokee                          The Biblical Recorder of North pastor.                                                                                                                                                            filed for future use.              '
                                                           Missionary Baptist Association, in send-               Carolina carries a notice of the dedica-,
                                                           i n g us a copy of t h e minutes of the                tion of another Negro Roman church in                  According to the University of Ok-
                                                           seventy-third annual session of t h a t                eastern North Carolina. , The Roman lahoma Bureau of Business Researcli,                             •»>r                                                                                                      0. B. U. On the Air
                                                           Association^ The next meeting will Le                  Catholics have shown - themselves ag- current cash incomes of | farmers are
                                                           held with tL.e Salem Baptist tThurdi,                  gressively missionary in that section, btit higher than a t any time since 1929, and                                                                                                                                  K G F F , 1450 ON Y O U R D I A L
                                                           n e a r Stilwell, Okla., September 24-26.              the correspondent in the Biblical Re- ^are probably greater than at any time                                                                                                                                                  S u n d a y , A p r i l -12                         '
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                                                                                                                  corder {takes the evangelical churches to since World W a r I. The rise in prices                                                                                                                     \ :45 PM                        :                Radio D r a m a Guild
                                                              Superintendent' Louis J. Bristow,                   task for their *'smug complacency and of farm products, the Bureau reports,                                                                                                                           2:00 PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Monday, A p r i l 13 t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    -..Your P a r t y
                                                           Southerri Baptist Hospital, New Orleans,               indifference."                                     has been greater than the increase in                                                                                                                                      L a v e r n e Goodspeed                               I
                                                           sends us a report of a gracious revival                                                                   prices of other commodities.                                                                                                                       7:30 P M                         '                              Music M a r t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        n :00 P M                                      Wars and the'World
                                                           a m o n g t h e student nurses a n d other                 We have a good letter from Rev.                                                                                                                                                                                                Prof, Owens > -
                                                           •workers a t the Southern Baptist Hos-                 Leon M. Gambrell, pastor of the dalvary                The F i r s t Baptist Church, EI Paso,                                                                                                                                 Tuesday, A p r i l W ]
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                                                           pital.       Bill Marshall, young peoples*             Baptist"Church, Daytona Beach, Florida. , celebrated last Sunday the I tenth an,-                                                                                                                     2:00 PM            C a m p u s ' N e w s . Views a n d In.teryiews
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 D o r o t h y P e r d u e a n d W i l t o n Dillon
                                                           w o r k e r in Texas, wasNivith them for a
                                                           week, and the results were gratifying.
                                                                                                                  Dr. J. O. Williams, business managertof ' niversary of the pastorate of Dr. L L.
                                                                                                                  the Sunday School Board, was with their Yearby. This is one of the great churches
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        7 :30 P M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Eileen Ashford
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chapel Moods                              ^];|||;p||
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        8:00 P M                                                      Y o u t h Court
                                                                                                                  church in a brief revival meeting of of *th^ Southwest, and we rejoice with                                                                                                                           9 :35 PM                                    i                 _- Evensonpr
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                                                                            Elsey has just closed a two           eight days. We are always glad to bear pastor and people in t h e gratifying                                                                                                                                        '. i        SteUa C r a w f o r d •
             ':/ -i _ ins
                                                                        'riieeting with P a s t o r *H. I. Cull   from this dear friend, who rendered a growth of the church through these                                                                                                                                                     W e d n e s d a y , A p r i l 15                                            ll^^fflfS;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3:00 PM                                                         Music M a r t
                                                                      le Trinity Baptist Chiu-ch, Omaha,          great service in Oklahoma, and organ- {eventful years,                     (                                                                                                                          7:30 P M                                            A Hytnn a t Niffht
                                                             f^braska. T h e r e were m a n y additions           ized a number of churches in this                              ,          -   •



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        8:00 PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I         C a m p u s Studio Q u a r t e t t e
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Orjran Grinder
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              yyt
                                                           ^to the church. Brother Elsey is to be                 state.          ;                                      Pastor Anson Justice, Atoka, has just                                                                                                                                      Karl Chapman
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                                                           w i t h P a s t o r J. W. Chapman and the                                                                'retinrned from a good meeting with                                                                                                                                '         T h u r s d a y , A p r i l 16                  ^
                                                                                                                                               ]  -"       •    " ^                                                                                                                                                     2:00 P M                -__                      E v e r y d a y Chemistry
                                                           P i r e t Baptist Church, Guymon, in a                                                                    Pastor Roger Hebard and th^ First                                                                                                                                                                                                          •",•^1


                                                     t :                                                            ' Rev. Thomas B. H a r t hasiresigned as Baptist { Church, Breckenridge, Texas.                                                                                                                                             P r o f . T. L. Bailey
                                                    7'     m e e t i n g April 6-19. '                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7 :45 P M             :              .*             -       Chapel Moods              y i ^
                                                                                                                  pastor of the First Baptist Church,                Pastor jHebard is doing; a fine work                                                                                                                      .                   Eileen Ashford
                                        ^u-        x-y                                                            Cherokee, to accept the call of the there. The , Sunday school attendance                                                                                                                             9:45 /PM                                                        - Evensonff
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                                                             T h e F u ^ t Baptist Church, Elk City,              First Baptist Church, South Gate, Cali- is above 600 and they have a resident                                                                                                                                                       Florine Gray
                                                           recently closed a good meeting with-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   F r i d a y ; A p r i l 17
                                                                                                                  fornia. South Gate is a suburb of Los membership of 1400. T h e pastor is as-                                                                                                                         3 :00 P M                       J                               Music M a r t
                                                           Brother Art Wright        of    Muskogee,              Angeles.          He will close his work a t sisted in the work by Brother Evvell                                                                                                                     7:15 P M                                                   Orpan Grinder
                                                           preaching, and B r o t h e r Bee Nichols                                                                                                                       fium^^J?^^^    QUEEN FINALISTS—Miss Imogene Fox, Bartlesville; Miss                                                       Karl C h a p m a n
             ^^llyS^'y-:                                                                                          Cherokee next Sunday. We regret to' Bone, educational director.                                         Strond   >' Gorman; Miss Anna Louise Benson, Eufaula; IMiss Eva Lou Hi                                                 S a t u r d a y , A p r i l 18
                                                           leading the singing. T h e r e were 25 ad-             lose this dear friend from Oklahonia, H e                                                               Norm- ^" ^"^^ ^ ^ * ^ Mae Reagan, Shawnee. The \vinner, front center, I                       8:15 P M                                              Household H i n t s
            . •:^;> y i iV-".'                             ditions t o the church during the meet-                is one of our most useful men.                            :' (Continued t o P a g e Thirteen)             9nna Sue Holland, Cushing.        |            i                                                                    Bonnie J e a n Smith
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                                                                                                                                                                              W. A.j. COVINGTONl Altus, is presi-                                                                                                                                                                                                                   V^'                     •lyV^.

                                                                                                                                                                            dent of t h e Soiithwest District meeting                                                                                                                        ^^{JE^M^^i^UJ^JMAyJAy.^^^^
                                                                                                  "ALL Men Supporting ALL His Work"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           *yy^rSt^^'^^i-^
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                                                                                                                                                                            which \^jill m e e t a t Altus on' April 28.
                                                                                                                                                                            Mr. Covington :j is in the real estate;
                                                                                                                                                                            loan a n d insurance business and has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               W o m a n ' s Missioriary Union                                                                                                                                                yyWMQf^
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                                                                                                 Brotherhood News I                                                         been active in j laymen's {vvork in the
                                                                                                                                                                            Southwest Distinct for several years.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         MRS. BERTA K. SPOONER, Secretary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     '^^f^mm^^^rwxi^mfr^rami\^^
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SUSAN ADAMS CARDEN, Young People's Leader                                           i^



                                                                                                          Porter Routh, Secretary                                           He has been a!ct!ive also in the First
                                                                                                                                                                                              i      !
                                                                                                                                                                            Baptist Churcli.
                                                                                                 Baptist Building          Oklahoma City -K                                                                                        The Wandering Check in                            cent stamps, and I [was off on t h e third
                                                                                                                                                                               H E R B E R T SUGG. Stillwater, Iwill                                                                 leg of m y flight around the state.                                  Dates for Last Week of
                                                                     T^Qy^fiT^Sp^^'fr^^^^                                                                                   preside a t the*I>|orth Central District
                                                                                                                                                                            to be held iat Stillwater on April 30.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Oklahoma                                         When a radio announcer says, "Let's                                 District Meeting's
                                                                                                                                                                            Mr. Sugg is I connected with the Depart-               Mri. Dow PojTiter, Secretary-Treasurer, keep 'em FLYING.^' T know good a n d                                             Central. Chickasha, April 10.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     well he's heard of m e and the many
                                                               District Leaders Flan Mejetings                                                                              ment of Agriculture and is an activef
                                                                                                                                                                            worker in the First Baptist dhurch in^
                                                                                                                                                                            Stillwater.. I                        1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PawTioe-Creek W. M. U.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     other missent checks because treasurers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ijm not a very big check, just O N E do not consult year books before send-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         • Southeast, Idabel, 'April 14.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            East Central, Heavener, April 15.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Muskogee, Muskogee. Calvary, April
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   DoUar and ia half. I'm not much to look ing us out.                                                                    16.
                                                                    Ei^ht Brotherhood District presidents             B E N WILLIAMS, Paiils Valley, will                      E . ' A . H U F F O R D . Woodward.jwill pre-       at at the cjose of m y strange adven-                                                                                    Northeast, Nowata, April 17.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        My next stopping place w a s in Cleve-
                                                               a r e m a k i n g b i g plans for t h e Brother-     preside a t t h e South Central d i s t r i c t         side! a t the Northwest District'|mceting              tures, and jl'll n o t buy much, but, be-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     land., with Mrs. Dow Poynter. When I
                                                               hood rallies t o be held in as m a n y dif-          meeting to b e held a t Sulphtu: on April
                                                                                                                                                                            to 30 he^d a t Woodward on May 1.
                                                                                                                                                                            Mr. Hufford is Sunday school - superin-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   lieve me, I've been places and seen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   things in my brief career. Yes, I have,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     heard her say, "Just WHEN. I wonder.^                                 World Comrades Club
                                                               ferent sections of Oklahoma during the                                                                                                                                                                                did |THAT town move out of THAT                                       We a r e receiving every day in this                               y ^=--vr:^^l^^^ft^|
                                                                                                                    23. Williams is a district judge . and is               tenqent of the First Baptist Church and                andjit isn't Ithat I was supposed t o e n t e r
                                                               last t w o weeks in April.                           teacher of t h e men's class of t h e First                                                                                                                      county over into OUR association?" I                                office letters containing t h e answers
                                                                                                                                                                                           sales company.                          intft this sort of life, either. Being a                                                                              to World Comrades Club questions.
                                                                                                                    B a p t i s f Church in Pauls Valley.                                                                                                                            knew I was doomed to "get going"
                                                                   BRYCE TWITTY, acting leader for                                                                                                                                 nomad isn'lj what it's cracked u p t o be,                                                                            There is still time for the R.'A.'s a n d
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     again. H e r halo,, that day. seemed t o
                                                               t h e N o r t h e a s t District which will meet        W. R. WALLACE, leader of the Cen-                                                                           take it. from one whose knowledge w a s                                                                               G. A.'s to send in answers to the Janu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    \be tipping over one eye, a n d h e r dis-
                                                               at"Tulsa in t h e Hillcrest Baptist Church           tral District, is former s t a t e Brother-                                                                    gained'the hard jway.          '      1                                                                               arv, February and March questions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     position w a s like unto that of a very
                                                               on April 20 is also t h e s t a t e Brother-         hood president and one of the outstand-                                                                           Before I started out, I w a s just t h e sick wildcat. S h e spoke of herself as                                   foimd in these issues of the World Com-
                                                               hood president. Mr. Twitty is t h e ad-              ing Baptist laymen j in Oklahoma. H e                                                                          usual small town person, given by Bap- longlsuffering, whatever t h a t m a y mean.                                   rades. Answers for three months make
                                                               m i n i s t r a t o r for t h e Hillcrest Memorial   is chief counsel fori the Magnolia Pe-.                                                                        tist womer to the treasurer of their I d i ^ not know then t h a t this was h e r                                     you eligible for a button. Four girls from
                                                               Hospital in Tulsa a n d is recognized n a -          troleum Company in Oklahoma and is                                                                             local Missionary" Society t o ' help pay seventh year as treasurer of Pawnee-                                         our state answered the questions for
                                                               tionally as a n authority in hospital
                                                               work. H e is also chairman of t h e Board
                                                                                                                    chairman of t h e deacons of t h e Trinity
                                                                                                                    Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. The
                                                                                                                                                                            P^tt.-Lincoln Association                              associational expenses. I should have Creek W. M. U., and h e r seventh of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   been sent to the treasurer of m y associa- wondering why year books a r e not con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the entire year in 1941. They a r e :
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Clova Lee Manes, Mountain View;
                                                               of Deacons of t h e F i r s t Baptist Church,        Central District meeting will be held                          the center of Oklahoma, the Pot-                tion, but because the lady in whose sulted oftener. I w a s the final straw, she                                      Louide Maxey, Porum; IIIS. F a y e Jor-
                                                               Tulsai                                               a t the First Baptist Church in Okla-                   tavyatomi^-Lincolh Association is made                 hands I fell did not, consult h e r year said, t h a t broke her! back. Well, I hadn't*                               dan, Miami; and Jacqueline Jordan, IMi-
                                                                 -ARVARD HUDSON, w h o will pre-                    homa City on April 24.                                  of t h e t\^o counties in the name and                 book, I wa^ sent to Mrs. Spooner's of- doiie anything to t h e old girl, hadn't                                       ami. '                    ..-'            :
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                                                               side a t t h e meeting a t Atoka on April               JAMES Z. BARKER. Clinton, \^5ill                     last yeajr reported- 10,717 Baptists.                  fice along with other funds, necessitat- been near h e r old back, I'm made of
                                                               21; is a p a r t n e r in Hudson's Store in          preside a t t h e West Central District                 Strangel> enough, there are more min-                  ing my beihg deposited in thej bank.              papet, good pre-war paper a t that, not                                  Note to Treasurers
                                                               Coalgate, one of t h e most famous m e r -           meeting at CordeU; on April 27. Mr.                     isters, in this association than ini any                  While I ^yas growing up t o the,size I of straw, so how[ in this world could I                                        Write to t h e W, M. U. office for a
                                                               caijtile stores in all Oklahoma. Mr.                 B a r k e r is an attorney and an active                association in Oklahoma. Why? ; Be-                    am, I heard a lot about this Mrs. Spoon- break heri b a c k ?                                                         copy of t h e State Year Book which con-
                                                               Hudson teaches a class in t h e F i r s t            worker iri the First Baptist Church of                  cause it is t h e home of Oklahoma Bap-                er,^ all of it good. Of course I never                                                                                tains all names and addresses of officers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MV feelings were beginnirig to g e t
                                                               Baptist Church in Coalgate.                          Clinton.                                                tis^ Univ'ersity with all of its ministe-              once dreamed? I'd get t o meet h e r m y - hurt, I can tell you. There I was, ready,                                  of your association and district. Send all
                                                                                                                                                                            rial students.                                         self, but some of m y brother and sister Willi ig and anxious to get started out                                      remittances to this office except district
    . 'yyyy:                                                                                                                                                                   I}.ast year t h e association reported              dollars had known h e r quite well down doinj good in the world, b u t drifting                                       and Associational Expense apportion-
  i t
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                                                                                                                                                                            461 baptisms, or one for every 23 Bap-                 through the years. While I envjed t h e m around from pillar to post, having every-                                   men, which should be sent direct ,to
                                                                                                                                                                            tists in tihe association. Baptists in the             their chance to go to foreign lands, t o one I came in contact with groaning                                          your associationcQ a n d district treasur-
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            ::•?': fit;;                                                                   Relief and Annuity Board                                                                                                                Home and State Mission fields, there t o and taking on as if I were a plague of I                                     ers.-                                                              yyimm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   minister to the sick m body a n d soul. som ? sort. All I ever askedj for or ex-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   to the needy, to t h e orphans, a n d all pected was just a chance to settle down                                          The Master Weaver
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the other things we Baptist dollars a r e in t h e right spot so I could get to work.                                      By Lillian M. Weeks, in Sunday
  ,- y i - ^ q y .
  fi4' i- \-nf'.-
fi^y.- .li i i.-t-'.-. '                                                      BENEFITS PAID IN 1942                                                                                                                                collected for, I knew I w a s destined for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   humbler things, and w a s looking for-               I w a s dumped into what she calls
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ward to doing my best in service for her "Baptist drawer." Don't tell anyone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         School Times
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         A r e t h e threads of^yqur life tangled?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Have t h e p l a n s - t h a t y o u dreamed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   K'ii-.^'.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the King. \                                       whe:'e it can get back to heir, ,but t h a t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    "drawer was t h e biggest mess I ever saw,                                      gone a s t r a y ? \..i
                                                                         Relief Benefits                                             —:                 $101,850.60                                                                   Nofw, Mrs. Spooner is a grand persori simply overflowing w t h ledgers, record                                     Do t h e bright tones clash with each
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   to know, and I really did enjoy m y stay books, papers of all sorts, letters,                                                    other,
                                                                 y       (Old) Annuity Fund _                                    :        _. .__.__- 232.162.04
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   in her office, but she wanted m e t o go checks, money orders, a n d whatnot. O,                                         And t h e dark ones cloud most of
                                                                         M I N I S T E B S RETIREIVIENT P L A N                             ,               181,270.72                                                             p e r e I belonged and t o b e spent for wasn't .she t h e perfect one, now? T h e                                               the way?
                                                                         Foreign Mission Board Pension Plan             '.   _                              33,493.31                                                              tie thmgs I was intended for, so I othei:^ h a d sent m e right on, b u t this                                        Remember t h e Master Weaver
                 *^        .'.7'.                                                                                                                                                                                                  qiant get to stay very long m Okla- old sister gave m e a chance t o rest                                               Can straighten t h e tangled strands,
                                                                         -Institutional Employees Pension Plan, Orphanages                            j
                                                                                                                                                      1       8,150.16                                                             homa City. Someone in t h e office g o t m y weary bones and take a nice snooze
                                                                                                                                                      • {                                                                                                                                                                                                And weave anew t h e p a t t e r n I
                                                                         Baptist Boards Employees Retirement Plan                              ^ •^ 12.360.83                                                                      ner wires crossed up, a n d I n o t only befpre she got around to me. She should,                                       If you place the threads in His hands.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    vas sent to the wrong woman, b u t t o criticize! B u t I did find out from m y
        •-^.kyUy                                                 .^-,, Service Annuity Plan            '.—                                  . y .'—
                                                                                                                                                  y  1,619.47                                                                      uie wrong association, which should cn- neighbors the reason for t h e moans and                                      The dark days and' the bright ones

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               I
        ^ y.-ii-\B-^yy--                                                                                                                                                                                                           coiirage "smaller fry" o u t o v e r t h e groans I'd heard as each took one                                             Will be woven with infinite skill.
                                                                         Age Security Plan         .                                                            28.44                                                                                                                                                                                    F o r both^ joy and sorrow a r e needed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   nn !      ^ ^ ' * ^ ^S^^"' and h o t throw look a t m y hopeful face. My feelings
                                                                         Special Annuities (lump sum premium) ^                                               8,658.10 i                                                           up hands in despair, when they m a k e were no: longer hurt, and I wish t o go                                           His pe'rfect plan t o fulfill.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  i
                                                                     . Savings Annuities                 :                                      .                                                                                    mmar mistakes. As I had been deposited o n . record for bigger; and better y e a r .                                Some d ^ you will see from t h e uppor
                                                                                                                                                              6,091.00                                                             m state w . M. U. funds. l l w a s s t a r t e d books, and consistent use of them here-                                     side.                                            -y     '*'f"'- i r ' ' t • ^ ^ l -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Ul in bpand new city clothes" from after.                                                                             I n its j matchless symmetry,
                                                                                                                                                                                    Reiv. H, T. Wiles, Moderator                   ™ o m a | C i t y , and felt very important.
                                                                               Total Annuities and Relief Benefits                                  ___$535,684.6.7i                                                                                                                   I ' l l ready to quit this gypjsy way of                          His plan, with t h e threadsl.all blended
                                                                                                                                                                                sjciation gave S8.792.69 to rnission
                                                                                                                                                                             iit;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          i           When I^gbt over t o Depew. I m e t a living;, for this.check-without-'altreasury                                     I n em I exquisite harmony.'
                                                                                                                                                                             thr 3Ugh t h e Unified Budget or 82 cents
                                                                                                                                                                                      •                                            mee lady, fMrs. Shiplet. Now Mrs. Ship- business doesn't suit imy fancy a t all, v
                                                                     y
                                                                                                                                                                             per capita^'                                          cilk J^^.l*""^^^ treasurer of Pawnee- so I'm going back to Mrs. Spooner's of-
                                                          li
                                                                              RELIEF AND ANNUITY BOARD, S. B. C.                                                             , ^.t tjie ^sociational meeting lasi
                                                                                                                                                                                M                                                  ^ k W . j M . U.. an]i in h e r haste t o fice t o be started out on the fifth a t -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   setme on my way again, she did n o t t e m p t t o get where I should have been
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               SOl)THWEST CHURCH
                                                                                                                                                                             |ye£ r, T p m ; Carter was elected as-                                                                                                                                            FURNITURE MFG. CO.
            :!ks                                                                             in^os. J . W a t t s , Execntive Secretary                                      so iatioAal moderator ,but soon nioved
                                                                                                                                                                             sociatio]                                               0 ce that I was in t h e wrong associa- sent] a t first. I do H O P E when I reach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    niy proper destination I can be used for                                    Oldest' Chiurch Fumitiure
                ft, 5 S * C ; ;
                                                                               Baptist BuUding                                             Dallas, Texas                     t p Oklahoma City to iWork m the Ok-                    oiL S^e made a face when she saw me,                                                                                      Manufactm^rs in Oklalioma                         :y^l
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                                                                                                                                                                             lahbma Baptist Sundajy School depart-                                                                  sdmething extra-special, to make up t:o
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ^bbed an envelope from a fast dwin- me for p l l I've endured as I wandered                                                  SHAWNEE, OELAHOIULA                               ^ i   ^
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     . e stack, used another of h e r three- aroulnd over t h e S t a t e of Oklahoma, i
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                                                                                                                                                                                              : April 9, 1942                                                                                       BAPTIST          MESSENGER                                                      Page Thirteen                                                     ym
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                                                              Sunday Schobl . . . . •                                                                                                                                                                                                 Enlist Yoiir Egg-s                                       were ten ) additions to the church the                                                                   y-imm
                                                                                                                                                   Teaching and Training                                                                                                                                                                       Sunday before the meeting started, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               during the meeting' there were ten
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   lyy^^y
                                                              Baptist Training Union                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           professions. This was my second meet-
                                                                                                                                                   {Chrisfs I World Program                                                                                                                                                                    ing with this church and my fourth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               meeting with Brother Barber."
                                                              Baptist Student Union                                                                    E. W.| Westmoreland, Secretary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 We have'a good letter from Chaplain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               O. G. Matthews, Fort Sam Houston, who.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               writes: "My work is going fine here
                                                          Comanche-Cotton Plans                                                                          Hpnor Roll of Standard                                                                                                                                                                at the hospitEd. Each week it is my
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               privilege to preach five sermons be-
                                                          Tr; Union Enlargement                                                                             Sunday Schools                                                                                                                                                                     sides two radio services for the hoi-
                                                            Mr. Truett Farmer, Training Union                                                               V\lll your Sunday school be on that                                                                                                                                                pitaL The conversioris and re-dedica-
                                                         director of Comanche-Cotton Associa-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  tions during, my si.\teen months in trie
                                                                                                                                                         HO MOR ROLL of Standard Sunday                                                                                                                                                        Army have been more than for the sarne
                                                         tion, is planning a simultaneous enlarge-                                                       schtpols at the Southern Baptist Con-
                         '••hi                           ment campaign during the week of Ap-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  period in my life in any of my other
                                                         ril 12. Already ten churches have indi-                                                         vention? Every state will have a large                                                                                                                                                w6rk. My work is a joy as well as an
                                                         cated their desire to engage in this                                                            poster listing all the Standard Schools                                                                                                                                               inspiration. I meet many Oklahomans
             "5'                                         program with at least one methods                                                               in j:he state. Wouldn't you like Ito see                                                                                                                                              here and have some fine fellowship,
                                                         book taught. Some are using more than                                                           youjr church listed on Oklahoma's-poster,                                                                                                                                             both with officers and men. If the Army,
                                                         one book. Thirteen workers outside of                                                           Check up right now and send in your                                      WM                                                                                                           leaves me here, I hope to greet all of
                                                         the association have been secured to                                                            appjlicatioh. If you need an application                                                                                                                                               you at the Baptist Convention a
                                                         help in the campaign.                                                                           blank, WTite us at once. We rioxf; have                                                                                                                                               few weeks hence.*'
                                    f. , i .                                                                                                             25 Dn that roll. If you wan,t tojbe on                                        -:-':y:'-:^^im'ii
                                                                                                                                                         the Honor Roll at the Convention, be                                           --ir-Ui^iyMi:                                                                                                (Continued on Next Page)
                                   i-.'      !••
                                                              Who's Who In 1942                                                                          sur:> to send in your application not
                                                                            Sophia Duerksen                                                              later than May 10. Last year, Oklahoma                                             yyyy:-
                                                              Ten Young People's classes, so far.                                                        had 46 schools on that Honor Roll.                                                    •   •   •   •   •   «       ••   • .




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                                                          have attained Standard recognition, and
                                                         /3eser\^e to have their names listed in
                                                          the Ulio's Who column of 1942,-Here                                                              What Do Youi Think of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 , IL Truman Maxey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Eggs are needed at our Baptist Horn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     : If you want your egg case returned,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    please write us al card,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mnna
                                                          they are,—congratulations to every orie:                                                                                                                                                                                                    .Progress is being jmade rapidly in
                                                          .^Ada.^First: "Fidelis." Miss Kate Mc-                                                                  Thisi                                                The egg I is the'nearest complete foed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       that nature has .provided. Nutritional-                                      preparing our newi buildings and                               . IS HERE
                                                          Kebwan, Tr.; "Pals." Mrs. Audie E.                                                                           Sophia Duerksen      |                          ly the egg is a powbr food.         It is                                    g^ Dunds for the dejdication services
                                                          Huber.                                                                                           IThe. first two Unions to send iri their                    a power plant of vitamins and minerals.                                      A])ril 26. The landscaping is almost
                                                              Edmond, First: "L. L. L.," Miss Ruth                                                      Quarterly Reports for 1942 wer^ both                           Children j don't have much sickness if                                       finished.
                                                                                                                                                        Standard': ^They were (1) "Willing
                                                          Reeves.
                                                              Tulsa, First: "Brides," Mrs. Bert El-
                                                                                                             Approved Cradle Roll                       Workers,!' Yourig People's Union in Nog-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       they have lots of bodily resistance tiu! It                                     We have a new gravel road that keeps,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    us out of the. mud and enhances the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       up by giod food.
                                                          roy.'                                                    Worker      J                        ales Avenue Church, Tulsa. T. B.                                 Our Baptist i people always give a                                         loDks of our entrance and the general
                                                         - Oklahoma City, C a p i t o l            Hill:                                                Lackey, pastor. D. B. Piester, director;                       worthy i|-esponse to this important of-                                      layout of the grounds. The; chairman
                                                                                                              Mrs. G. H. Caudill, Cradle Roll Sup-      anc (2) the "Livingston," Young People's
                                                          "Amom^a," IMrs. J! D. Haining.                                                                                                                               fering. The hens have an A-1 priority                                        of our Home Committee, Robert S. Kerr,
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                                                              Oklahoma City. First: "J. O. Y.," Mrs.        erintendent of the , Exchange 'Avenue       Un on in Immanuel Church, Shawnee,
       . \- \ ^ ^ y ; .                                                                                                                                                                                                rating in producing for our childrqn.                                        had promised some time back^ that he
                                                          Ira C. Prosser.                                  Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, is the        H. r. Wiles, Ipastor. ahd Arthur DriscoU,                                                                                                   W3uld be personally responsible for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       We hope pur pastors and other., churbh
                                                              Oklahoma City, Olivet: "L. L. L.,"            newly approved Cradle Roll worker fbr       Jr.J director!            '                                    leaders \A\\ plan a special "Egg Day"                                        completion of the road. We are grateful
                                                          Mrs. James W. Moffitt.                           ,the State of Oklahoma. Mrs. Caudill has        Our heartiest felicitations to these                        for every I church. Eggs are needed.                                         to him for this most needed gift. \
                                                              Oklahoma City. Exchange, "Scripture                                                       two Unions. We are very • proud of
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                                                                                                            given most ^of her Christian life to        you.
                                                          Gleaners," Mrs. Oren Barnes.                                                                                                                                                                                                              showstorm, wading thru 18 inches bf
                                                         / . O k l a h o m a City, Trinity: "Philathea."    Cradle Roll promotion. For a number of                                                                           Items of Interest                                                      snow to the Temple Baptist Church of
    '-1 i^y'--.                                           Miss Amye Butler; "Ready," Mr. J. B.              years she has maintained a,.sta!ndard                                                                                                                                                   Washington to [hear a fine sermon by            O p e n the windows of your
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    I t'^^iy
    l l :-it^y-                                           Carney.                                           department in^her own church. She has
                                                                                                           .been highly successful in the develop-
                                                                                                                                                         Shaw(nee, First, Enliarges                                       Pastor Ira A. Bentley, First Baptist                                      Rev. Luther Holcomb of the First Bap-             home,.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Breathe the freshness of a n
    iy-iVliyy
                         V     f
                                                              (Please note the last class listed is a
                                                          Yourig Men's class, and it is Standard!)
                                                                                                            ment of :a great Cradle Roll Depart-             Trairiing tJnion                                           Church, Elk City, recently assisted P i s -                                 tist Church of Durant, Oklahoma, Tues-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ;day, Bro. Holcomb looked over Con-               a w a k e n i n g world.
                                                                                                            ment. Oklahoma Baptists will, do well to       Recently, the JFirst Baptist Church of                       tor C. 5. Fitfe and the First Baptist                                                                                       O p e n the windows of your
                                                                                                            keep her busy.                 '            Shawnee condiicted a fine Trajning                              Church, Wea|.herford, in a good meeti: ig.                                  gress, substituted as chaplain* and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    prayed for the Country, after which he            soul.
                                                          , Checotah Has Good                                                                           Union study course. A new Adult De-
                                                                                                                                                        pa;'tment was o r g a n i z e d with three
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        There Were 49 additions to the chur :h,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    had luncheon with the OklaJioma Dele-           And feel the wonders of a
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        44. of tiese coming for baptism. Cn**/
                                                                  Report                                   Cradle Roll Day In Your                      un ons. There j were 140 enrolled with                          young lidy dedicated her life as n n is-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ation before returning to Durant."               sphitual o w a k e n h i g .
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                                                            The First Baptist Church, Checotah,                                                         the majority taking the examination.                                                                                                                                                        Realize the h a p p u i e s s gained;
                                                          has just completed one of the best                       Church                                                                                               sionary. Since the close of the meeti ig,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        there hive been six more additions lo                                          The Kentucky A v e n u e Baptist                through your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   yys'ty^^.
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                                                          Training Union study courses in the                         Mrs. G. H- CaudiU      I /                                                                        th^ chutch, four of these for baoti$m.                                      Cphurch, Oklahoma City, of which Rev.           Daily contacts with God—
                                                          history of the church. There were 116                                                                 Attendance Reporjt                                                                                                                  Chester Mason is pastor, had a glorious
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mi wirtows
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                                                          enrolled with an average attendance of             A very special day in the year is                               M A R C H 29. 1942
                                                                                                           CRADLE ROLL DAY. l l i e recommend-             (phurch                                   B.T.U.     s.s.    ^ Congressman W i l b u r n Cartwright:                                     cay April 5. There were 319 in| the
                                                          103 and 90 taking the examinations. The          ed time is the last Sunday in May. Use        Ok    a h o m a City, Kelham (Home) _ 243                                                                                                  n a i n Sunday school and 76an the mis-
                                                          church has eight Unions and two Story                                                                 Including!* Mihsion.s                _ 1 472
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 6S4    "Last Sunday Senator Lee and the C^rt-
                                                                                                           the last 20 minutes of the Sunday school      Seipinole ( H o m e )              .        _ 422
                                                                                                                                                                                                                1036                                                                                sion. There were four additions by let-
                                                          Hours. Rev. and Mrs. C. T. Ricks and                                                                                                                   932    wight family/braved- a freak spring                                         ter. The church is planning for a ^pod                                      I                       I
                                                                                                           hour for this service;. Of course, any               I n c l u d i n g Mission                        962                                                                                                                                                            ;                       ;
                                                               ;. Roe R. Beqrd of Muskogee as-             time suitable for youi* church program        Ok a h o m a City, T r i n i t y       -    I 369      IUS                                                                                 ifevival meeting April 26-May 3, .\yith
                                                              ^ed in the school. Rev. J. M. James is                                                     MqskoRce. F i r s t                         _ ' 300     678                                                                                                                                A daily devotiohal magazine
                                                                                                           is the best time. The program available       Tuisa, First                                _ '2S6     1360                                                                                "astor W. E. Cresswell. Southside Bap-          containing m e s s a g e s b a s e d
                                                            [e pastor at Checjotah.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         s Shirts
                                                                                                                                                         Okjlahoma O t y , Olivet                   ,_ 240       764                                                                                 ist Church, Oklahoma City, preaching,
                                                                                                           is SAFEGUARDING! OUR BABIES.                  Chickasha ( F i r s t )                         ''29    6S3                                                                                                                                on the daily S u n d a y schobl
                                                                                                           This leaflet wiH be sent free upon re-        TuJsa (Noprales Ave.)                      I , 1S2      544                                                                                  nd Mr. Bill Wells leading the singmg.         Bible readings.                                                                               ^^yymm
                                                            Davis Completes Good                           quest. Write our officie. Send now for            I I n c l u d i n g Mission
                                                                                                                                                         T u l s a (Sprinffdale)              ,   - I : 179
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 552
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 433                                                                                                                                 Individual subscriptions — ,40 cents                                              y .$yk
                                                                                                           this program and plan, pray and work

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Evangelist C. M. Curb, Oklahoma
                                                                   Course                                  for this special service.You will rejoice
                                                                                                                                                                 I n c l u d i n g Mission
                                                                                                                                                         La[wton, F i r s t                        ! i 15S
                                                                                                                                                                                                     J I3d
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 542
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 703
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     City: *Tt was a joy to be with Rev, D.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ' per year                '
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Single copies mailed to one address                                               I-i*
                                                             Mrs. W. I. Lowe, pastor's wife and            in the results.                               Clinton ( F i r s t )
                                                                                                                                                         BalrUesville ( F i r s t )
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                                                                                                                                                                                                   .y. 132
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ea.       D. Barber and his good church at Erick            —10 cents'each
                                                          Training Union director at Davis, re-                                                              I Incluclinfr Mission                               531
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     in a week's meeting which closed March          Ten or more copies to one address
                                                                                                                                                         McAlester (Home)                         J2 lis         532
                                   rt;    i •
                                                          poirts that they have just completed a
                                                          fine 1 study course with 50 enrolled. Each                Please Report                        Checotah
                                                                                                                                                                 Includin;? Mission _i
                                                                                                                                                         Cljiremore, F i r s t
                                                                                                                                                                                                         111
                                                                                                                                                                                                         111
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   State Laundry                                                     29. On that day they celebrated the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Seventh anniversary of the pastor. They
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     :_
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    *; —5 cents each
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                                                   :i)    department was well represented and                            '     '               j                                                         108     106             OKLAHOMA d T T
                                                                                                                                                         Perkins                                                                                                                                    •gave him a cake with seven candles.
                         -my                              38 took the exammations. Local teach-
                                                          ers were: Miss Ruth Edwards, Mrs.
                                                                                                              Pastors, Directors—will you please see
                                                                                                            that all your Unions send in their Quar-
                                                                                                                                                         CiTeflcent, F i r s t
                                                                                                                                                                                                           91
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                                                                                                                                                         Blackwell, F i r s t                                                                                                                                                                         NASHVILLE. TENNESSEE                                          /:
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                                                          Alfred Woods, Rev. and Mrs. W. I.                 terly Repprts at once? The report forms      Anadarko —                                        81    369
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chas. Heidbrink, Mgr.                                                men who were not members of his
             •li t ^ i i y -^'i-
                                                          Low^e.                                                                                         O k l a h o m a Gity, Capital                     74    119                                                                                                                                                                                          '-y---
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                                                         Items of Interest                 sages. His preaching is characterized
                                                                                           with Scripture, sincerity, culture '4^'^
                                                                                                                                                     the.First Baptist^ Church, Duncan. Ok-                                                                                                                                                                                                       . i W E D D I N C SETS
                                                                                                                                                     lahoma, in a g^od meeting early in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     vi
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                                                 - (Continued from Page Thirteen)          faith. There were 26 additions jto jhe
                                                    Rev. P . Boyd Smith, Okemah: ' I t church, and others will come as a re-
                                                 was our privilege to have Dr. E. S. sult of the meeting." -
                                                                                                                                                     March. There w^re some 42 additions
                                                                                                                                                     to the church, aqd nine who mad'^ riT-n.
                                                                                                                                                     fessions of faith have not yet joined thn
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                                                 James, First Baptist Church, Vemon,                                                                 church. Mr. R.iVergil Mott, educational                                                                                                               HIGHT C MOORE                                                                                  CONVENIENT JlK.K'l > * *
                                                 Texas, with .us in revival services March   Rev. C. Gordon Bayless, pastor,; of                     director of the Dimcan Church, diredted                                                                                             ?^j^^^,y?^A^;^^^?^^t^^^^/^^^"^^^
                                                 2-16. f Our people were built, up in the the First Baptist Church, Pampa, Texy^,
                                                 faithi and inspired by his unusual mes- assisted Pastor Wm. A. Carlton and
                                                                                                                                                     the musjc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  practiced, and proclaimed iby the ex-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              \M;/   B.C.CIAR"K
                                                                                                                                                        Pastor Thomas J. Doss, First Baptist                                             Lekson for April 19, 1942                                                                               '0i^mMim^^m
                                                                                                                                                     Church, Terrell, Texas, reports a                                                                                            perts in -Mosaic law. (1)'' Woe updn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    G R O W G TENSION WITH FALSjC                 legalism in the heavyj burdens of life!
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                                                                                                                                                     gracious ! revival in which he was as-
                                                                                                                                                     isisted by Pastor Wade Freeman, East                                                  •     LEADEBS                          The doctors of the law actually -added
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  to the human burdens so painfully borne
                                                                                                                                                     Dallas Baptist qhurch, who preacfhed                                                   Read Luke 11:14-54; 13:31-35          without the lift they could give with
                                                                                                                                                     and Vidal L. ^opes, music-educational
                                                                                                                                                     director of the Hillcrest Baptist Church,                                                 Study Luke 11:37-48, 52-54         a little finger. The Very touch of sym-
                                                                                                                                                     Dallas, who lejd the singing. Pastor                                                                                          pathy was coldly withheld! (2) Woe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • While Jesus in ithe; winter before his upon legalism in loyalties to religion:                                                                                                                                                               V < -yy-.x'^yy--<s--'/-mir
                                                    y                       iLECTRiCITY                                                              Doss was for several years' pastor of
                                                                                                                                                     the Immanuel Baptist Church, ShawTiee,
                                                                                                                                                     and moderator j of the Pottawatomie-'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     death was preacliing: in Perea east bf Building monumfents to martyred proph-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the Jordan, he complied with his ets may identify the builders as sim-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     disciples' | request that he teach them ply the sons of murderous sires still
i                                                                                                                                                    Lincoln Association. Wade Freeman is                                            to pray, and exposeci his critics, now carrying oh their deadly work. What conclusive proof of a divine conunis-
                                                                                   WORKS                                                             a graduate of O. B. U.                                                          refuting the charge that his healing of shackles to enslave!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the dumb demoniac! was due to his                   4. Tension with Antagonists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              sion ' than mere association with the"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              twelve could be." So "the absence of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       y-y-7-^^^^^^^&&
                                                                                                                                                       Evangelist A. F: Johr^son; "During our                                         league with Beelzebub,"and now anath-                                                   hostility' may be siifficient evidence of .                                                                                                         •'
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A N T A G O N I S M IN RELIGIOUS '
                                                                                                                                                     evangelistic mipetings ^jvith the Luther                                         ematizing t h c externalism *w h i c h LIFE. D ^ the experts in the Law ha\^e friendship."                                                                                                                                                 yyy^M
                                                                                         168                                                         Rice Memorials Baptisti Church, Wash-
                                                                                                                                                     ington, D. C , We| celebrated on March
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      censured him for ' not.; ceremonially charge of the House of Knowledge? '"' At the same time, under*certain cir-|
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               cumstances "the neglect of positive co-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      washing iiis hands atj a Pharisee's house, They claimed possession and the people operation is itself a proof df enmity.''
                                                                                                                                                     24, the 159th birthday^ of Luther Rice.                                          whereupon he incurred his critic's ve- assented. But they i did not enter and. -,So Jesus said. "He that is not with me
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                                                                                      HOURS                                                          Dr. W. O. Le^v^ Secreiary, Baptist
                                                                                                                                                     World Alliance, brought a short ad-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    'hement displeasure. • .                        enlighten and enjoy. On the contrary, 'is against me." That is, neutrality in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             1. Tension with Ceremonialists         they kept out others- who wished and . the cai]se of Christ is impossible.
                                                                                                                                                     dress on his lif(^ before our evening                                            - CEREMONIALISM I IN S O C I A L sought fo enter; and, worse still, they ^
                                                                                                                                                     message. Dr. Lewiis is waiting, for passage                                                                                                                                 The two extremes are in harmony
                                                                                       EVERY                                                         to England where he is tp go on busi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       LIFE. The host} was a| Pharisee' and evi- locked the door and took away the since there is no neutral zone. Therefore
        ;: i                                                                                                                                                                                                                           dently a critic [of Jesus. The meal was key of knowledge! No wonder Jesus* the one who '^s not for is against" and
                                                                                                             * ^ ^.                                  ness for our Baptist people. Meeting                                              breakfast (or lunch) served "after tht
                                                                                                                                                     here in Waynoka starts off well"                                                                                               denounced them! But of course his plain the one who* is not against is for."
                                                                                        WEEK                                     ;   i                                                                                                 JeturA" from mcirning prayers in the st)eech enraged them. They huddled to-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ^^ynagDgue (Mati. 22:4), not "                                                                  DAILY BIBLE READINGS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    gether as if tojlay in ambush for hirri.
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                                                                                                                                                     The California Situation                                                         ^arly meal'* (Robertson). The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       •jcame to. Jesus while he w£[l5 speakin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    They tried to trap him in his'talk. They April 13—Woes upon the Pharisees.
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                                                                                                                                                                     J. I.BI* Bounds                                                                                                 furiously cross-questioned him. Their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and at once he went in and reclinec hollow hypocrisy was exposed and hate                         Luke 11:37-44.                                                                                                                         '•\y-         yy^T^M^^-
                                                                                                                                                         The work in iCalifornia is moving in
                        i/H-'                                                                                                                         a splendid fashionj When I |was here one                                     ' for tlie meal. The Pharisee was amaze(          rankled in their hearts. But they hated April 14r—The Growing Opposition.
                                                                                                                                                      year ago, t h e r e were only sixteen                                             that Jesus omitted , the ceremonial him without cause, for his woes were                          Luke 11:45-54.
                                                                                                                                                      churches. Theyj now have twenty-nine                                              washing of'his hands] for "it was th? the reverberations of exhausted mercy. April 15—Jesus Faces Criticism.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Jewish .custom to \ dip the hands in                                                                                                                                                                                                 . liym.
                                                                                                                                                      churches, and! nearly 3,000 members,                                                                                                                                                Mai^ 2:23-28.
                                                                                                                                                     i'there a r e three associations in the                                             water before eating and often betwee:!        I     Gold in the Golden Text ;                                                                                                                                                         • y y >;?."?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         courses for ceremonial \ purification'                                                 April 16—Falsje Leaders Condemned.
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                                                                                                                                                      state. All the phurches: are full time                                                                                            He that Is not with me is against me:
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                                                                                                                                                      except two. Thdy have given about                                                  (Robertson). He had no doubt b a t h e !                                                         3 John^r                                                                                                                                                                      feiSi-
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                                                                                                                                                     $100.00 a month ^o the iSouthern Bap-                                               earlier in the dayiahd now had no neel and he that gathereth not with me April 17—The Courage to Oppose
                                                                                                                                                     tist Convention since last November, A                                              or time to repeal it or he may have scattereth. Luke 11:23.                                      Wrong. Makthejw 21:12-17.
                                                                                                                                                     ijnajority of'the churches are giving a                                             deliberately faced a conflict with cere-        One may not be of our circle and yet April 18-^Walking in Integrity.                                                                                                                 - yy-$y:l
                                                                                                                                                      tithe of: the offerings tO; nJissions. They                                        monialism. At any rate, he answered be on our side, as John was told when                         Psahn 26:1-7.
                                                                                                                                                     make rio effort to geti people out of                                           \the Pharisee with a sharp 'statemerit he tried to stop an independent miracle- April 19—Christ's Last Warning.! Mat-
                                                                                                                                                     Northern Baptist 'phurches, even though                                             on the clean personality - inside as well worker. "The miracles were a more                                       .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           thew 23:23-36. - -                                                                                                                    ymi
                                                                                                                                                     they be Southem Baptists. They esti-                                                 as outside and the forthgiving of
                                                                                                                                                     mate there av^ '100,pop unenlisted                                                   clean heart through a cleansing life. a                                                                                                                                                                                                y'y-nm%
    'f'       >                                                                                                                                       Southem Baptists in California. It is
                                                                                       Elecfricity osks for no days                                  either enlist them or lose ihem to non-                                                  2. -Tension with Formalists
                                                                                                                                                     Baptist groups.!             r ;                                                     FORMALISM m f N D I V I D U A
                                                                                       off.   I t works for a meager                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            '--. i^:.i. )?.-.^i'S
                                                                                                                                                         At the Fresno Church on-the fifth                                            LIFE. Listen now"'to the thunder bf
                                                                                       wage and no chore is too                                      Sunday they gave $250.00 to South-                                               \vrath upon externalism. I (1) Woe up<|n
                                                                                                                                                     wide work. Things are ! opening up in                                            hypocrisy in givmg! p may tithe muth
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                                                                                       great for i t to handle.                                      a wonderful way out here.                                                        niore thah the Law requires, including
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      even the medicinal herbs of the gar-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      den, but it is utterly vain and valueless
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                                                                                                                                                            (Continued from Page Ten)                                                  good of men. (2) Woe upon hypocrisy in                                                                                         T h e Crucifiers — T h e h t a n d Now
                                                                                                                                                     ment. His place| was taken by. H; Tom                                             Worship! The chief seat may not m e m                                                                                                          By Talznage C. Johnson                                                              - iy^ii^^m
                                                            OKLAHOMA GAS AND ^                  ELECTRIC COMPANY                                     Wiles, pastor of ihe Immanuel Baptist                                             the chief sanctity or service. Saluta-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      THE BROADMAN PRESS                                     j       SLOO
                                                                                                                                                     Church of Shawnee.       !J                                                       tions in the store| or devotions on tlie
                                                            At Oklahamo litsftfufiah • EsfablishBd^ Oklahama Terrlfary^ 1902                            [Tom Wiles served as pastor at Semin-                                           street comer ma>f be the sole rewatd;                                                                                         Evil, in the form o£^ ten vices, crucified Jesus at Calvary,
                                                                      GEIAKGE A, DAVIS, President                        *                           ol^    and Exchange Avenue Baptist                                                 tor the formalist'! ^ ^ ^ seeks ^ fawnihg                                                                                     says !>. Johnson, These same vices, he declares, aro in-
                                                                                                                                                     Church in Oklahoma City before going.                                              and flattery. (3) iWoe upon hypocrisy                                                                                         carnate in. lhe hearts of men ;toddy, crucifying lhe: spirit,o£:
                                                                                                                                                     to Shawnee. He is a graduate of' Ok-                                               in character! Many are like unmarked
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and purposely hidden sepulchers with                                                                                         * Christ. Herejis a sobering bpok, and one iof breathrcatdi*^ y y            '.yi
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                                                                                                                                                     lahoma Baptist lUniversity and is a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             '
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                                                         J. L. COLE eOMPANlY                                                                         that institutian. Plans arei being made
                                                                                                                                                     for an intensive evangelistic program
                                                                                                                                                     during, the summer months. j
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         y^^^^gly contact; arid thus becaine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         je^ed. Theu: inward evil is corruptling                                                                                           a JP t i isTi B o o k
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                                         t-        V E T I E R FOODS —Three DeUveries Dally: 9 - 1 1 - S — BETTER FOODS                                                                                                                  ^4; ou^ht to be cleansed, f,
                                                                                                                                                        Roy Turner, Shawnee,-is the associa-                                                         Tension with legalists
                                                   Phone 8-5511                  OKLAHOMA CITY                                       516 NW 23       tional Brotherhood president j W. T.                                                                                                                                                 y y y y y y y y ( v i d i s s e indudev;'Saies^;T
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                                                                                                                                                     Short is the associational clerk.
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                                                                                                                                                                                    Beginner I
                                                                                                                                                                                    Beginner II
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ri-uly ^ve worship a risen, living Christ. I " We wish to thank Mrs. lewellen for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We were also honored with the pres- j the lovely spring flowers which we en-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                45 * ence o: Mrs. Smith, to whom a flower ; joyed very much.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                48 * was presented.' Mother ^pight, our^old-                A letter df appreciation was read
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        42      42 • est mernber, :87 years of age, was also from Mrs. Ballaird, who is with her
                                                                                                                                                                                    Primary I _|.——                             38 « the recipient of a flower. Flpwers were daughter -in Houston. Mrs. Hammond
                                                                                  TO THOSE WHO ASK in defeatist tones: "Isn't it futile t o go to'college                                                               34
                                                                                                                                                                                    Primary II -p                               35 * also jiven to Mrs. Carnpbell, Mrs. urges ail imembers to attend the class
                                                                                                                                                                                     Primary III                        35
                                                                                  at a time like this—when we're going to war, anyway?'[ Leaders of                                                                     42      49 ' Beckhiun, Mrs. Grant, and Mrs. Merrill^ business meeting, Tuesday. April 7, at                                       • •yy^\yym^m^m
                                                                                                                                                                                     Junior I                  1 '               54 ." as awards for having brought the most the home of Mrs. C. J. Sypert, 3616 NW
                                                                                  government and of education respond imanimously: "Eve^y boy should                                 Junior II —               ,.       47
                                                                     ^/.'                                                                                                                                               63      70 '      guests       Two hundred and one were 24th St.                                                                         '--^-M^'i^smmm
                                                                                  be educated while there is time." Read what a [draftee, a |i;eligious edu-                         Junior III —              '
                                                                                                                                                                                                               •                 56 '     presenjt.                                          We were happy to have had the fol-                            ••••• y i : ^ : - : j ; ^ ' ^ m m : d
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                                                                        ^                                                                                                                                                50      57 •                                                     lowing visitors worship with us: Mr. J.
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                                                                                  cation student of the class of '42, has to say in ans|vver to t ^ t question.                      Intermediate I —                                                                                     Haddock, 2142 Busch; Mrs. Knight; Mrs. .
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                                                                                                                                                                                     Intermediate II — ^
                                                                                                                                                                                     Intermediate III —                  50      55           Elevians Elect Officers                     Jacquelyn Harding; Miss Joy Pace, 1011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         35     •22                                                       N. Lindsay; Mrs. Ruby Theurer, Ajia-
                                                                                                                                                                                    'Senior                                                   The name, Elevian,' chosen .by the darko, Oklahoma; Miss Nell Nabb, Cit>'.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Young People I_                     60      52        new class for women in Adult 3 De-
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                                                                                                                                                                                     Young People II'                   100      94        partnent, is Hebrew, meaning Learner.
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                                                                                                                                                                                      Adult 1                           45        45 * The :notto of the jclass is "Seek the
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Men's Bible Class
                                                                                                                                                                                    jvduit n .               .;        350      353        Good, the True." The aim is "Finding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                149                                                           President Earle Johnson called on
                                                                                                                                                                                      Adult UI - J                     160                 the Truth." With such a name, motto, Brother Charles T. Walker to offer
                                                                                                                                                                                      Alh)nJ              .-•            60       62       and aim — no betjter Scripture. could prayer pn this Easter moming. Mr- Jack
                                                                                                                                                                                      aass\21^                     ____ 37        38       have been chosen than:John 8:32 "And Jones presented many visitors, includ-
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                                                                                                                                                                                     Men's kble Class _L____ 275                427        ye shall know the truth, and the truth ing nine brpught by Mr. Warren Sher-
                   ^!; ^                                                                                                                                                              Progressive Class' _'             150     201        shall make yoii free."
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  15                                                        man. Two new members joined th2
                                                                                                                                                                                      General Officers                    12                  The first officers elected are: pres-
                                                                                                                                                                                      Putnam HeigKti                      46      20       dent, Mrs. R. A. Willard; membership class. .                               !    '
   '-:f--                                                                                                                                                                                                                        115                                                           Judge Walter L. Gray brought an
                                                                                                                                                                                      Maranatha Mission                   75               vice-president, Mrs. Lelia Montgomery;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            fellowship vice-president, IVIrs. W. Pea- Unusual message based upon Matthew's
                                           I -iAi                                                                                                                                                                     2.000.   2,249        cock; I class miriistries vice-president, story of the Resurrection.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mrs. Warren Cotirell; stewardship vice-            This Tuesday evening. Judge Gray
                                                                                                                                                                                          WE CAN R E A C H N T H E S E GOALS I
                                                                                                    -   •                           Camp Welters,;                                                                                          president, Mrs. Luther Harrison; secre- will be guest speaker at the annual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            tary, Mrs. Finis Walker.          |             "Ladies' Night. Banquet" of the Gaston
                                                                                                                          Camp Wolters, Texas,
              r    f Al-                                                                                                          Saturday JNfight                                          'oursquare Class                                   Sunday we were delighted to have Avenue Baptist Church in Dallas. This
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            two [new members and two visitors.              is a great occasion in that church, and
                                                                                   Dear Doctor Raley:                                • ,     '                                             Well had a fine attendatjce Sunday                                                               we are happy that this honor comes
                                                                                            I was very glad to,hear from you,' and had no idea 1:hat it would                          monulhg mih 68^ present inCludiiig 1 5          ^                                                    to our gifted teacher.

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                                                                                   be an introduction to a chapel speech or^a sermon. Tve beer, holding my
                                                                                 . stride with the rest of the boys, atid nevfer fail to give credit to Ok ahoma
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                                                                                                                                                                                       visitors. Among ^he guests,] w a s ^ for-
                                                                                                                                                                                       mer president of our class, Mr. E. Brown
                                                                                                                                                                                       Dugger.          I      i                    \
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Live Wire Union
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The formal installation of officers                Fidelis Class              . )
     ri-                                                                           Baptist University for its helpfulness'to mfe, and the work it is now                %
                                                                                                                                                                                         . The devotional was giv^n byj Mrs. and a chop suey dinner was held at
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             7:30 p. ni. Friday, March 27. in the               Fidelis Class had a fine fellowship
                                                                            /      doing in the lives of others.      '      i                                                         Lindley. The members of the class took
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             home of Miss Elizabeth Newton, 2708 at the Easter breakfast given in the
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                                                                                                                                                                                        turns reading the 15th chapter of I                                                                  class room Sunday moming. It w^as
                                                                                            We have been attending class eight hours a day. At the present                              Corinthians, following which Mr. Kerr                sN. Robinson Ave. The new officers in- served i by our owm Rlrs. Hough and
                                                                                  time I'm receiving 10 words in code a minute. Today we had five hours                                 brought the lesson in his usual splendid stalled are: Maxine Waddle, president; managed and arranged by our very
                                                                                  of it—really more than one can take without getting a Ijeadachc. It is                                way.                                 i    ^1         Elizabeth Newton, vice-president; Aud- capable social chaintian, Miss Viola
                                                                                  very iriteresting, however, and I am|learning all I can. Iti has been,the                                 The class' Easter egg hunt in the af- rey tlarkey, secretary; Velma Beth Ro-, Laux. We were favored with two violin
   f-                                                                             gi'eatest opportunity of my life to witness for Christ and jto feel that                               ternoon at MarkweU*s Dairy was lots gers, Bible- readers* leader; Ruth numbers, by Mr. Alford Ashely, accom-'
                                                                                  this is His will that I should witness fir Him here. It| lias been my                                  of; fun. Several interesting things hap- Stamps and Mildred Schultz, group' panied by Miss Biddy, and also a solo ^
                                                                                  privilege to talk with many of the fellows in my barracKs about their                                  pened; — for instance, Dutch Schultz captains;/and Mr. and Mrs. L. E. M. 'The Christ of the Cross," by our OWTI
                                                                                  souls' relationship to God. I told one this morning that, jubt because one                             found an egg w t h a snake wrapped Stanton; counselors. Mr. Stanton read Rose Crow.
                                                                                  is in the Army is no excuse for forgetting God. He asked me where I                                     around it. Dixie Fernberg found che the installation! service and each pffi*                          After the assembly and installation
                                                                                                                                                                                         niost eggs.          !         ^           !         cer lighted her |can(ile, symbolizing the of all new officers, we assembled in
                                                                                  was going to preach, and I told him "Chapel Number Three," where I'm                                                                                        light of service^- \i?fiich she would seek our class room, ^ i r i t u a l and apprecia-
                                                                                  to lead the singing for our Baptist,chaplain Sunday morning. I may be-                                                                                      to keep shining...through the coming six tive talks were made by Mrs'. Rose Crow
                                                                                  come a chaplain's assistant before I am nlpved again. The.Baptist chaplain                                                                                  months.           j                  i'
                                                                                  is working to see if he can find a place for me.                     i                                    Progressive Class                                                                                 and Mrs. Lola Rice for all the prayers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and thoughtful kindnesses during their
                                                                                                                                                                                             With all nature vibrant with xjew life
                                                                                            From a private to a gi'eat leader,                 ^                                          and the charm of the April moming. the                    Eunice Class                              trouble.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 As visitors we had Mrs. L. C. Nichols,
                                                                                                     I salute you,       i    ; ''           '                                            Progressive Class assembled for the                     Those who attended the EJinice Class a former teacher whom we all love and
                                                                                                                                                                            r             Easter lesson.                                       Sunday morning were the beneficiaries,
                                                                                                                        Yours' in Christ,                                                  1 Mrs. Finley and Mrs. Gillon led the bf another spiritual message given froni welcome, Mary Ruth Shert, and
                       V:4/.^                                                                                           Pvt. James M. Payne, Jr.,                                          class to the Throne of Grace in prayer. Sod-s '..ord by Mrs. McDaniel proving Mrs. A. C. Potts.i Our report: Present 31;
                                                                                                                        Co. A-52, Tng, Bn: .I   !                                          Then came the songs—songs that lift from the Scriptures. the Ifact of Life Collection for ciiass 51.67; Sunday school
                                                                                                                                                                                           Heaven's doors to let ,the sun corrie                                                            ' $1,761^ and a wonderful lesson by a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                If ter Death, that we worship a God of                                                        \
                                                                                                                                                                                (          through: the hymn, "Christ Arose," and                he living, the "I Am. the God of Abra- wonderful teacher.                            .
                                                                                                                                                                                           the story of the resurrection rendered so ham isa'ac. Jacob." and a Savior who
                                                                                         For Information About Enrollment and Accommodations,                                              beautifully by Mr. a a r k Snell, ^ ac- triumphed over sin and death. I J o s e                        My Appreciation
                                                                                                   Write Dr. John W. Raley, President ;                                                    companied by Miss Dorothy Rankiit'                  who trust Him for salvation may share
                                                                                                                                                                                              Mrs. Cooper gave one of her splendid this triumph, too;. What a blessed hope                        "Of all that Thou hast given me. I                            il--. >.-.-•• ':'--IV^i.J



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                                                                                Oklalioma Baptist IMiversitii                                                                               * ^ daughter with us. She was bap- that passeth not away, reserved in deduct the amount of annual contri-
                                                                                                                                                                                            tized at the evening service^                       heaven. So. in ianticipation of the v c^ bution to the church from" the tenth of
                                                                                                                                                                                               The guest speaker, Dr. C. Q. Smith, ?o?y Tn Christ, Paul admonishes us Vto my annual net income, and I will, give
                                                                                                                                                                                            president of Oklahoma City Umversity, be steadfast, unmovable. always abound-, back to God the remainder of; His
                                                                                                                                                                                           : brought the lesson. I t was truly a mas- Sng i f t h e work of the Lord for your tenth; I will "Bring the whole tithe

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                                                                                                                                                                                             and of famous resting places of the                    Mrs A B. Hanunond s son passea
                                                                                                                                                                                             ancients, comparing them with the emp- a w ^ ' l a s t Wednesday. We pray that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                into the storehouse." I will begin today!
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