March 1, 1961 This Issue * The Bible School if Conference News if Youth's Instructor Awards VOL. 55. NO. 5 MARCH 1, 1961 437 East Ponce de Leon Avenue Postal address: Box 849 Decatur, Georgia A SPECIAL THANK YOU POSTMASTERS: All notices should be sent to SOUTHERN TIDINGS, P. O. Box 849, Decatur, Georgia. EDITOR ................................ Cecil Coffey The officers and executive committee of MAKEUP EDITOR ............ Dan McBroom CONFERENCE EDITORS: Alabama-Missis- the Southern Union Conference are sincerely sippi, HELEN ELLIS; Carolina, L. H. P1TTON; Florida, CHARLES R. BEELER; Georgia-Cum- grateful to many of our members who re- berland, ELWYN PLATNER; Kentucky-Ten- nessee, MYRON HARVEY; South Atlantic, SAMUEL THOMAS; South Central, F. H. sponded to the announcement that the South- JENKINS. SOUTHERN TIDINGS, official organ of the ern Union Conference wishes to borrow funds Southern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, is published every other week, primarily for expansion work at Southern twenty-six issues each year, at Collegedale, Tennessee. Entered as second-class matter Missionary College. Many of you responded July 26, 1929, at the Post Office at Collegedale, Tennessee, under the Act of March 3, 1879. Acceptance for mailing at special rate of in a liberal way, and the program has been postage provided for in Section 10, Act of October 3, 1917, authorized on July 25, 1929. greatly helped. Subscription rate: one dollar per year. ADDRESS CHANGES may be sent direct to SOUTHERN TIDINGS or, for members ot any There still exists a need for more funds, conference listed below, to the local confer- ence office. Always give both the old and new addresses. Allow thirty days for the correction. however, and we repeat the following offer MANUSCRIPTS from members should be ad- for the benefit of those who wish to be as- dressed to the office of the local conference where membership is held. CLASSIFIED AD VERTISING rates and regulations are given in sured of a good return on their investments: the section for classified advertising. DIS PLAY ADVERTISING rates and regulations are available on request from Advertising Manager, SOUTHERN TIDINGS, Box 849, We will pay Interest at four per cent per Decatur Georgia. annum, payable semi-annually. Any deposit CONFERENCE DIRECTORY received by the I Oth of the month will draw SOUTHERN UNION CONFERENCE interest from the first of the month. Any de- President ....... ...-.....——................,....... Don R. Rees Secretary-Treasurer, Auditor ........ K. C. Beem posit will be safe and sure and confidentiaI Asst. Auditors ........ A. J. Hess, Frank McMillan Education ........................................ H. S. Hanson and will be withdrawable on demand. Make Home Missionary Sabbath School ................................ S. S. Will all remittances payable to Southern Union Medical, ASI ............................................ L. T. Hall MV, Temperance ............ Desmond Cumminas Conference. Public Affairs, Radio-TV ................ Cecil Coffey Publishing ...... .....................— .................. Eric Ristau Associate .........................—...... W. E. Roberson Two worthwhile purposes will be served O by your response to this appeal: ( I ) You are ALABAMA-MISSISSIPPI — LeRoy I. Leiuke, President; J. H. Whitehead, Secretary-treas urer; (P. O. Box 1311) 2641 24th Ave., assured a safe place to invest your savings Meridian Miss. at a good rate of return and (2) you are CAROLINA — H. V. REED, President; I. M. [arisen. Secretary-treasurer, (P. O. Box 930) 1936 E. Seventh St., Charlotte, N. C. making your funds available for advancing FLORIDA — H. H. Schmidt, President; H. F. God's cause at Southern Missionary College Roll, Secretary-treasurer; (P. O. Box 1313) 616 East Rollms Ave., Orlando, Fla. and elsewhere in the Southern Union Con- GEORGIA-CUMBERLAND — A. C. McKee President; L. E. Aldrich, Secretary-treasurer; ference. (P. O. Box 4929) Atlanta 2, Ga. Cherokee Ave. SE, KENTUCKY-TENNESSEE — E. L. Marley. Pres Address all inquiries to Elder K. C. Beem, ident; R. W. Dunn, Secretary-treasurer; (P. O. Box 5444) Nashville, Tenn. Secretary-Treasurer, Southern Union Confer- SOUTH ATLANTIC — J. H. Wagner, Presi dent; L. S. Follette Secretary-treasurer; ence, Box 849, Decatur, Georgia. (Station B, Box 9188) 235 Chickamauga Ave. SW, Atlanta 14, Ga. SOUTH CENTRAL — F. L. Bland. President; L. E. Ford, Secretary-treasurer; (P. O. 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Order several albums to build your library of Adventist music. your Book and Bible House distributes CHURL RECORDS. Send for a M catalogue. MARCH l, 1961, SOUTHERN TIDINGS NEWS FROM THE CONFERENCES Alabama - Mississippi Church Dedication Sabbath, February 4, was a beautiful, sunny day at Pascagoula, Mississippi, when at 2:30 in the afternoon mem- bers from the Pascagoula church, friends from the community and be- lievers from Mobile, Gulfport and Biloxi, Mississippi, and New Orleans, Louisiana, met to dedicate another beautiful sanctuary to the glory of God. Elder LeRoy J. Leiske, conference president, preached a sermon of faith and courage to about 130 believers and friends. J. Henson Whitehead, O. L. Heinrich, W. B. Moore and The Pascagoula, Mississippi, Church O. H. Rausch from the conference office had part on the program. Elder Joel Tompkins, the district pastor, of- fered the dedicatory prayer. Miriam Lindsay, Olga Randall and Lavenia DeGraw from Apopka, Florida, sang for the occasion. It was on July 11, 1942, that the first branch Sabbath school was organ- ized in Pascagoula under the leadership of R. E. L. Bowdon. All went well un- til September, 1943, when Brother Bowdon had to move away and the Sabbath school was discontinued. He returned in 1945, so the branch Sab- bath school was re-organized on Oc- tober 27. All went well until January, 1949, when Brother Bowdon again had to move away and most of the believers Elder LeRoy J. Leiske, conference president, preached the dedicatory sermon at moved also. So the Sabbath school was Pascagoula, Mississippi. Also on the rostrum are William F. Asher, present pastor, and Elder W. D. Wampler, former pastor. once more disbanded. On February 23, 1958, under the in a few months Mr. Asher and his added to our churches by baptism and guidance of Elder W. D. Wampler, wife, with the help of the members profession of faith. We showed a tithe who was then pastor of the Gulfport and the encouragement given by their gain of $17,500, a gain of $1,506.27 district, another branch Sabbath school district leader, Elder Joel Tompkins, in Sabbath school contributions and al- was opened with an attendance of 45. completed the building program. The most $1,000 in Ingathering, and the Of this number 19 indicated their de- interest in this city is growing and total remitted to the conference sire to become regular church members. the Ashers have many Bible studies in through the local church treasurers for Elder Wampler held a short evangelis- progress, which under the blessing of the Bass Memorial Academy building tic effort, and several were baptized God will soon increase the member- program amounted to $121,025.24. from these meetings. The church was ship of 22 to a much larger congre- These figures, we believe, indicate a then organized on March 31, 1958, gation. real interest in and support of the by Elder LeRoy J. Leiske, conference The afternoon was climaxed by Pas- soul-winning program both at home president, assisted by W. D. Wampler, tor Asher's baptizing two of the people and abroad. L. E. Aldrich and W. E. Roberson. We appreciate so much the faithful- to whom he had given Bible studies. There were 15 charter members. O. H. RAUSCH ness and loyalty of our people which A lot was purchased in 1958, and has made this good record possible. the church building was begun. Pastor We believe it is a sign of real progress Wampler moved to another district, The Treasurer Reports and that it denotes a close fellowship but this newly organized church kept We have been happy to note the with the Lord on the part of our mem- the light of truth aglow until the con- progress of the various phases of God's bers. May God's blessings be with each ference committee asked William Ash- work in the Alabama-Mississippi Con- of us as we endeavor to do our utmost er to come to pastor the little flock ference during I960. for Him during 1961. and finish the building program. With- First of all, 232 new believers were J. HENSON WHITEHEAD, treasurer SOUTHERN TIDINGS, MARCH l, 1961 our Investment hen.' Each time a child port of the entire Sabbath School, has S. S. Investment brought a dollar for Investment, he or set a church goal of $885. We feel Recently I received a report from with the help of God and the entire she would go to the nest and pick up Elder W. M. Abbott, Jr., pastor of Sabbath School working in this pro- one of the eggs, break it open, and the Jackson, Mississippi, district, in gram, that our church for the fifth year out would jump a little biddie. How which he gives a most thrilling story will reach the Investment goal to help the children's eyes would glow. When of the I960 Investment of the Jack- they reached their goal they could take carry the message of truth to lands son church. the large chicken home. They raised afar off. "The term 'Investment' is a very $125 for Investment. Truly, Mrs. T. L. Brackett, Sr., familiar one in our Jackson Sabbath "On the last Sabbath in November, has done a wonderful job in the I960 School. We are all investors, investing we had our Thanksgiving Fall In- Investment program as she has led the with God in this life that we might vestment program. Our children's de- Sabbath School on to these great have eternal life. Speaking of invest- partments joined with our senior de- heights. They have set for us a won- ing in life, that is exactly what we are partment in this program. After listen- derful example to reach out for great- doing when we participate in the Sab- ing to the pleas in song and verse, the er achievements for I960. bath School Investment plan, for not church choir sang 'They Brought Their Elder W. B. Ochs, of the General only does the experience of working Gifts to Jesus,' as the congregation Conference, has written a letter to each together with God in a definite In- came forward bringing the fruits of of the Sabbath School secretaries, giv- vestment plan enrich our own lives, their year's labor with God. As a re- ing the objectives for 1961; namely, but the money we bring in becomes a sult of God's blessings, it was with that our Sabbath schools through the part of that life-giving stream that humble and thankful hearts our entire Investment should set as their objec- is continually flowing into the mis- Sabbath School raised $820.59 for the tive for 1961, one million dollars. sion fields to bring healing of the Jackson Sabbath School's I960 Invest- Truly, this is a wonderful objective body and enlightenment of mind to ment. that will spread out around the world those who 'sit in darkness and in the "For the past four years the Jackson to win many precious souls. May God shadow of death.' Sabbath School has gone over its goal add His abundant blessings to each "Our superintendent called a Sab- of $5 per member. On Sabbath, Jan- one of our Sabbath Schools as you bath School council meeting; and we uary 14, our Sabbath School council early in the year plan for Investment, set our Investment goal for the en- met and laid plans to again make the so that each individual in your Sabbath tire Sabbath School at $800, or $5 per Investment program the big program Schools has an Investment project for member. On the first Sabbath of the of the Sabbath School again during 1961. year I presented the individual Invest- the year 1961. Our Investment leader, M. B. ELLISTON, secretary ment envelope plan to the senior di- Mrs. Alton Lipscomb, with the sup- Sabbath School Department vision and pointed out: that if each person would invest ten cents each week, he would have the $5 goal by the end of the year. Some of our mem- Carolina bers gave five cents for each visitor, others saved pennies, made aprons and gave the proceeds; still others gave a New Charleston School per cent of their incomes. "We are very proud of our chil- Charleston young people have been government officials, as well as many dren's departments. The junior depart- enjoying new school facilities since Charleston citizens, visited the school ment, with Mrs. Annie Mae Corbin as school opened last September in the and were impressed with what they leader, had as their Investment device new Charleston Junior Academy lo- saw. a. thermometer. Each time a child cated in the Cherokee subdivision on This new school is a partial fulfill- brought ten cents, the red line would Highway 17 about seven miles from ment of a long-time dream of the go up and at the end of the year the the center of Charleston. Recently the members of the Charleston church, and 21 members raised $112 for Invest- church held "Open House" in their they look forward to a complete reali- ment. new school plant, and local and state zation of their dream when their new "The primary department, with Mrs. R. A. Dunn as leader, decided to sell brooms as their project. Mrs. Dunn ordered a supply of brooms from Southern Missionary College's broom factory, and the boys and girls went to work selling brooms. God blessed them in a wonderful way. At the close of the year the 13 members of the de- partment raised $98, going well over their goal. "If you had visited our kindergarten department, you would have seen a hen on her nest with a number of eggs around her. As you listened to the program, you would hear their leader, Mrs. T. L. Brackett, Jr., say 'This is Exterior view of the new Charleston Junior Academy, 2518 Savannah Highway 17. MARCH l, 1961, SOUTHERN TIDINGS church structure, additional classroom space and a combined gymnasium and auditorium will be built. The present building has two class- rooms, an office, kitchen and a large assembly room, which has been dedi- cated to the memory of F. A. Starke, who did so much for the church dur- ing his life. The construction is of block and brick veneer with terrazzo floors throughout, and a tile roof. The architecture is of the modified colonial style in keeping with historic and pic- turesque Charleston. Carlton Ullom is principal, assisted by his wife Lucille, who teaches the lower grades. The ten-grade school has an enrollment of 40. The church membership is 160. HERMAN E. DAVIS, pastor Academy Expansion Fund Lower grade classroom in the new Charleston Junior Academy. Mrs. Lucille Ullom, teacher, is in background assisting one of the pupils. During the month of January all of the churches of the Carolina Con- ference engaged in a program of sav- Carolina Investment interest in the project has been shown ing dimes and attaching them to a dime "Let every dollar that you can spare by the children of Mr. and Mrs. Jack holder which represented a foot rule. be invested in the bank of heaven." Freeman, members of the Kernersville, Each dime holder held a total of $1.70 Testimonies, vol. 5, p. 733. The mem- North Carolina, Sabbath school. in dimes. bers of the Sabbath schools in Caro- Mrs. Guy Crews of the Kernersville church writes, "They have been very All the pastors of the churches gath- lina are taking this to heart and ex- faithful in the Investment program ered together in the Charlotte church ceeding all past achievements in the I960 Investment program by bringing by filling four of our I960 Investment on Sunday, January 29, at which time goal devices with dimes. Each device a report was rendered by each pastor in over $1,000 more for Investment than ever before. holds $13 in dimes and these young on the success of this first project for people brought in a total of $52 for 196l for Mount Pisgah Academy. One outstanding indication of the Investment. Nearly $2,000 was reported. The Mount Pisgah church, under the leadership of R. E. Reifsnyder, did an outstanding job and far exceeded its goal. All of the churches in the Spartanburg district under the leader- ship of Elder H. D. Colburn did very well. The members of the Charlotte church, under the leadership of Elder W. G. Ambler, did an outstanding job. In the accompanying picture are Elder G. V. Yost, conference educa- tional secretary, Elder W. G. Ambler, pastor of the Charlotte church, and J. M. Jansen, conference treasurer holding a device used by the Charlotte church to exhibit the dimes gathered in for Mount Pisgah during the month of January. A new girls' dormitory is urgently needed at Mount Pisgah Academy, and all of the churches of the conference are urged to cooperate in the special project for February and March to fill the $5 dime banks by April 1. These will bring in better than $12,000 which will be applied toward the new girls' dormitory. W. G. Ambler, center, pastor of the Charlotte church, displays the dime holders W. O. COE that came in during January. Helping hold the device are G. V. Yost, left, and Fund Director for MPA J. M. Jansen. ' SOUTHERN TIDINGS, MARCH 1, 1961 "They made pot holders and sold and his wife began to give them Bible •them to neighbors, friends and at studies in their home. Home and School meetings. They also A few weeks later the Ingathering sold Elam's Peanut Butter, but Mr. program began, and the children took Freeman, their father, helped them sell part, each one bringing in more than it at the Home and School meetings. I $100. Mrs. Vandermeer was enthusi- gave them tomato and pepper plants astic and also "Ingathered" during from which they raised tomatoes and her spare time. peppers and sold them. These young They became regular attendants of people not only worked untiringly on Sabbath School and church, and on their investment projects but encour- December 24 Mrs. Helen Vandermeer, aged everyone else to work, too." her son Detlef, and two daughters, We are told that "One dollar now Dagmar and Lida, were baptized and is of more value to the work than ten became members of the St. Petersburg dollars will be at some future period." church. Test., vol. 5, p. 732. No one facet of the work can be given credit. Our Christian school and For 1961 the General Conference in consecrated teachers, our humble lay- Fall Council session voted a goal of Left to right: Ann, Jean, Steve and Dave men giving Bible studies, our Sabbath one million dollars for Investment. The Freeman of the Kernersville church with their Investment for I960. School, our home missionary program individual goal for each Sabbath school of Ingathering—all these combined member for 1961 in Carolina is $5 to produce four fine souls. "Our or $1.25 per quarter. Thirty-nine of our Sabbath schools participated in an Florida heavenly Father has a thousand ways to provide for us, of which we know active way in the Investment program A Preacher's Dream nothing," in our soul winning, as well during I960 and four of them reached It was a preacher's dream come as in our personal needs. or exceeded the $5 per member goal. true—the conversion of Mrs. Helen W. B. JOHNSON, pastor We wish to congratulate the members Vandermeer and her three children. St. Petersburg church of these Sabbath schools for their out- It has been a joy to the minister's standing Investment attainments dur- Florida Briefs heart to see these four people bloom ing I960: out into the fullness of Christian ex- ~k Two continued features being perience. launched in the Jacksonville church are Church Goal Raised a series of Sunday night studies in the Columbia, S. C. $1,315.00 $1,671.36 They were unhappy with the world- Hendersonville, N. C. 745.00 816.83 liness in the public schools, and felt book of Revelation and one of ten- High Point, N. C. 582.47 495.00 that something was lacking in the minute interviews in the Wednesday Shelby, N. C. 110.00 110.00 night prayer meeting relating to per- preaching they were hearing. Their W. O. COE, secretary sonal experiences of victory in the Sabbath School Department contact with Adventists came about the time of the opening of school; so Christian life. the first concern was to enroll the ~Ar A series of workshops on public News Notes children in church school. relations will be held for pastors and Literature Needed. Mt. Pisgah A short time after this, when the church press secretaries in March. They Academy's missionary minded youth parents could see some of the results will be as follows: Miami, March 5; need Adventist literature to distribute of Christian teaching, L. J. Vanhof, Tampa, March 7; Orlando, March 9; to people living in the area of the first elder of the St. Petersburg church, Jacksonville, March 12. school. Used copies of the Primary Treasure, Little Friend Youth's In- structor, Junior Guide, Life and Health, Signs of the Times and These Times are requested Mail good, clean, usable copies to Mrs. Ethel Al- ien, Mt. Pisgah Academy, Candler, N. C. $18,887.48 Gain. Carolina Litera- ture evangelists delivered nearly $180,000 worth of books during I960. This is a gain of close to $19.000 over deliveries for 1959. W. P. Blake, publishing secretary, states that "Caro- lina literature evangelists are on the march and expect to gain greater heights in sales and souls than ever before during 1961." "Satan will have no power over those who fully control themselves in the home."—My Life Today, p. 60. Mrs. Helen Vandermeer and children. MARCH l, 1961, SOUTHERN TIDINGS •fc Baptisms for the month of January totaled 47, an increase of 21 over Central Avenue, and bought property on 'the Cypress Gardens Road, where Georgia-Cumberland the first month of I960. they hope to begin construction on a new sanctuary this fall. Z. R. Currie Atlanta Lay Congress •^ The Detamore Evangelistic group is the pastor. is holding its second series of the More than being the age of the atom year—this one in West Palm Beach. •Ar Pathfinders of the Miami churches or the age of space, this is the age of marched in the Junior Orange Bowl crisis. Decisive moments are not for- •A" The Ingathering victory was cele- Parade on New Year's. They made a eign to the work of God. brated in the North Miami church with fine appearance. a fellowship dinner on January 29. Although every specter of inter- •jkr During January church officers' national and domestic affairs are fought The highest solicitor was Shirley meetings were held in Tampa, Or- Flesher, a junior, who brought in with danger enough to trigger global lando, Miami, and at the Youth Camp disaster or internal violence yet, in this $219.50. Jack Combs, a new member, near High Springs. Practically every received a Jasper Wayne award before dismal outlook, the work of God is church in the conference was repre- to be finished. With God there is no he was baptized. About eight members sented. The entire conference staff reached the Jasper Wayne goal of crisis. His work is to be soon finished participated in each meeting, and the and the conflict between Christ and $130. plans and projects of each department Satan to be quickly terminated. Only •A" The church in Winter Haven, were presented to the officers con- one event is yet to be fulfilled and Florida, has sold its church building on cerned. Christ will come to restore His image in man. In our passion to carry the gospel Sfory of a Minister into every land and among all people, we have tried many techniques, de- veloped varied methods, invented gim- micks, employed new devices and or- pioneering THIRTY-SIX yearsD.of Haynal, nowmin- istry provide rich memories for El- der and Mrs. A. re- church. They served later in Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburg, New York City, Wilkes-Barre and Kingston, Pennsyl- ganized all types of programs. They have all been blessed with partial tired in Orlando, Florida. vania, raising up new churches in success. The progress, although en- some of those cities. couraging, has not been great. Why, Elder Haynal is a Slovakian, born you inquire, has progress been slow? in what is now Yugoslavia. When he For four years, Elder Haynal was was 15, his father and grandfather the head of the Czechoslovakian de- We have relied too long on man- homesteaded in western Canada. It was partment at Broadview College, thus fashioned programs, leaned too heavily there in 1907 that they came in con- helping to furnish qualified workers on gimmicks and gadgets. We have tact with the Adventist message. Hear- for the work in which he was one of chased after new ideas and repeatedly ing of some evangelistic meetings, they the pioneers. have been discouraged when the antici- attended, but did not understand pated results have not materialized. He enjoys association with younger much. The evangelist wisely inquired workers, and his smiling face and God has clearly stated His blueprint what language they read and supplied cheerful greeting are usually to be for finishing the work. The work of them with Slovakian literature. They seen whenever a workers' meeting is God in the earth can never be finished learned the truth and accepted it until the men and women comprising held in Orlando. through reading. our laity rally to the task and unite He was delighted recently to be A church of 26 members, largely their efforts with ministers and church present at the Fall Council in Wash- from Elder Haynal's family, was or- officers. ington, but it was because he had gone ganized at Rouleau, Canada. His fa- Time, talent and means are to be there for the greater delight of offi- ther gave the land, and a church was dedicated to the task of warning the ciating at the wedding of his son, John built which is still in use. world of the impending disaster and M. Haynal, cashier at Washington of God's great desire to save all who After attending Alberta Industrial Missionary College, with Miss Ruby Academy (now Canadian Union Col- wish to escape the catastrophe. Miller, a nurse at the Washington To help us further utilize the tal- lege), and Maplewood Academy, and Sanitarium. ents of the laity, the Georgia-Cumber- receiving one year of college at Maple- The Haynals have two other chil- land Conference has set aside Sabbath, wood, Elder Haynal became a linotype dren: a daughter, Dorothy (Mrs. March 18, for its own conference- operator and translator at the Brook- Llowell J. Durham) a nurse, whose wide Laymen's Congress. field (Illinois) Publishing House. husband is a physician in La Porte, Invited representatives from the Mrs. Haynal is also Slovakian. She Indiana; and a son, Dr. Andrew P. General Conference and the Southern became an Adventist in New York Haynal in the government health serv- Union, and local conference men will City, and after training at Mt. Vernon ice in Thailand, who is soon to move be present to lead out. You are cor- (Ohio) College, she was called as a at the invitation of the General Con- dially invited to attend this important Bible instructor to New Jersey. They ference to India to teach in the Vel- day. were married in Chicago, in 1918, lore Christian Medical College, an in- It will be a full program especially while Elder Haynal was working at terdenominational institution in which prepared. Every feature of the Sabbath Brookfield. Adventists participate. School, morning worship service, In 1921 they began missionary Since retirement in 1953, Elder Hay- afternoon meetings, and evening pro- work among Slovakian people in nal has spent over'three years in full- gram will be inspiring and challenging. Cleveland. After raising up an inter- time service as a watchman at the Plan now to attend. Let nothing inter- est there, they were called to Phila- Florida Sanitarium, and a brief pe- fere. M. DONOVAN OSWALD delphia to take charge of the Slovakian riod in part-time work on the grounds. Home Missionary Secretary SOUTHERN TIDINGS, MARCH l, 1961 A Dorcas Story invitations to lunch or personal visits. The welfare unit band investigated and aided needy cases. A Dorcas "man" was "on the ball" when a lady lost her home by fire. "Unorganitis" Can Be Cured After helping get the furniture out of the building he gave the lady's name to the Dorcas leader. The Dorcas gave her food and clothing, but it was learned that she had lost her false teeth By MRS. D. F. ENNIS and glasses in the fire. These are quite expensive items for the average Dorcas society. A dentist was told the prob- lem and an eye specialist also learned of the need and offered to examine the lady's eyes and prescribed suitable Dorcas (in O URGa.) seemedsociety laterfewMacon, dead, so bers attended. However, mem- observa- now he feels that Seventh-day Advent- ists are among the best people he knows. glasses. An optometrist was contacted and filled the prescription with no cost tions proved the Another hospitalized member need- to the Dorcas. Dorcas spirit was ed constant attention for several days. Results ? The lady is attending Sab- not dead but had a Our Dorcas did the work. Prejudiced bath School and church services reg- bad case of "unor- relatives came to the hospital to take ularly and a Dorcas worker is giving ganitis." This being her to another town, but when they her Bible studies. When asked by a curable, we took saw the love demonstrated toward her friend why she was attending the Sev- courage and began they decided to leave her where she enth-day Adventist Church, she said, treatment. was receiving such loving care. Hav- "When I was in trouble this church In many cases, ing been given an Adventist book be- did more for me than any other. So bands seem to help fore leaving the hospital much of why shouldn't I." keep a Dorcas in their prejudice was broken down. Each month at the regular Dorcas better working or- D. F. Ennis Another band was organized for home missionary service, experiences der especially when held in place by faithful "safety pins," fund raising. Organizing the children are told by the different bands, an of- into bands, one was appointed to fering is received and more interest (captains or leaders). When a society has "unorganitis" it takes several bands phone members to remind them to is aroused as a result of being in- to get good response from church bring food on one Sabbath morning formed. members. Several organized bands in- each month for Dorcas. This did won- "Unorganitis" has many symptoms. cluding every member are important. ders for the grocery stock. Hospitality Just be sure to diagnose and treat with was shown to church visitors through bands to fit your church's needs. One of the "good will bands" was organized to work for church members living elsewhere, such as academy stu- dents. Another sent thoughtful re- memberances, such as cards and letters. Absentee members were visited by an- GEORGIA-CUMBERLAND CONFERENCE other group, and still another sent out Sabbath School Offering Per Capitas for December I960* sympathy cards to members, relatives, and friends. Get-well and birthday cards were sent to older members. 1.Dunlap .............. 1.616 22. Chattanooga ...... .715 43. Wildwood ........ .438 2. Walter Memorial 1.526 23. Postell ................ .710 44. Kingsport .......... .402 Because work begins at home and 3. Portal ................ 1.094 24. McMinnville ...... .658 45. Graysville .......... .399 spreads out to others, one band did 4.Lejnoir City ........ 1.027 25. Rankin Cove .... .639 46. Daisy .................. .396 5. Harriman ............ 1.013 26. Macon ................ .628 47 Daylight ............ .388 baby sitting or helped with emergency 6. Barwick .............. .988 27.Beverly Road .... .625 48. Little Creek ...... .352 housework. Response was good in our 7. Augusta ........—— .978 28. Monteagle .......... .619 49. Albany .............. .343 society. 8. Dahlonega .......... .963 29. Spring City ........ .609 50. Coalfield ............ .328 9. Collegedale ........ .953 30. Gainesville ........ .609 51.Valdosta ............ .323 While a relative of one of our mem- 10. Standifer Gap .... .951 31 Thomaston ........ .600 52.Crossville .......... .322 bers was in the hospital he was visited, 11. Calhoun .............. .860 32. Athens ................ .589 53.Tifton ................ .320 received get-well cards and other little 12. Pine Mountain 33.Kirkwood .......... .574 54. Johnson City ...... .314 Valley .............. .838 34. Montezuma- 55. Savannah ............ .292 rememberances, his pajamas were 13. Ellijay ................ .830 Oglethorpe ...... .562 56. Rome .................. .254 laundered and pressed, and other little 14. Griffin ................ .829 35. Cleveland .......... .555 57. Moultrie ............ .241 favors were done for him. After leav- 15.Dalton ................ .822 36. Columbus .......... .527 58. Brayton .............. .237 ing the hospital he quit smoking and 16. Baxley ................ .817 37. Knoxville .......... .515 59. Laurelbrook ........ .227 17. Morristown ........ .811 38. Waycross ............ .509 60. Brunswick .......... .199 considered entering the colporteur 18. Cumberland Hts. .801 39. Bristol ................ .508 61. LaGrange ............ .105 work. He had been a Seventh-day Ad- 19. Meister Mem. .... .781 40. Lookout Mt. ...... .503 62. Fitzgerald .......... .064 ventist but had become discouraged 20. Cascade Road .... .748 41. Marietta ............ .481 63. LaFayette ............ .043 and left the church believing he had 21. Greeneville ........ .718 42. Cedartown .......... .449 64. Newport ............ .033 seen little demonstration of practical Christianity. This hospital experience ' These be published occasionally. had sweetened that bitter taste, and MARCH l, 1961, SOUTHERN TIDINGS The 'Tell Ten' Program Southern Union Youth Participate in 1961 Evangelism By DESMOND CUMMINGS 'Tpo "tell ten" is the goal for all ing kind, courteous and friendly. Any choose to witness in this way will J- Southern Union youth in this im- young person who can smile can par- pledge themselves to distribute ten portant year of destiny. Every MV so- ticipate in the friendship team, for pieces of literature each week. It is ciety in the Southern Union is being this is the only requirement: to be able suggested that the team choose a given asked to form "Tell Ten" teams. These to be kind and courteous. They are territory and cover it with a series teams will employ all of the known not asked to give Bible studies, to of- of tracts, thereby enjoying personal tools of personal evangelism to reach fer prayers or to even necessarily talk contact. specific objectives. This interesting of religious things, but just to visit Enrollment Teams. The youth who plan calls for the youth to work in the homes in a kind and courteous way join in this phase of evangelism pledge teams of two to contact ten individuals and let the individuals know that the themselves to enroll ten people each by employing one of the following members of the church love them and month in one of the following Bible methods of their own choosing: miss them. We read from Volume 9, courses: Faith for Today, Voice of Friendship Teams. These youth will p. 189, that the success of this type Prophecy, It Is Written or in our own pledge themselves to make ten friend- of evangelism is sure, "If we would Southern Union Bible School. Special ship visits per month. It is suggested humble ourselves before God, and be new Bible enrollment cards have been that they visit the youth who were kind and courteous and tender-hearted prepared by Elder Cardey for use by once with the church; the sick and and pitiful, there would be one hun- these teams. Every youth and adult the aged who are members of the dred conversions to the truth where who pledge to join in this phase of church; relatives of members of the now there is only one." evangelism will also receive a "Tell church with the objective of just be- Literature Teams. The youth who Ten" enrollment folder to convenient- Ted Graves, Georgia-Cumberland MV secretary, conducts a class in postermaking Desmond Cummings, Southern Un at the Southern Union MV winter council. With him are, from left: George Yost, for Bill Dopp, Kentucky-Tennessee ! Bill Dopp, F. H. Jenkins, Desmond Cummings, Ray James and Charles Cunningham. 10 SOUTHERN TIDINGS, MARCH 1, 1961 ly carry these cards, which also contains a record blank to keep track of the individuals who have been enrolled. Fireside Teams. The youth who have pledged themselves to join in this form of evangelism will participate in the regular Operation Fireside pro- gram, which is fully explained in a booklet that may be obtained free from your MV secretary. This phase of youth evangelism is for the individ- uals who are more mature in their witness, and yet it is planned in such a way that they are required to learn only one Bible study and give it in several different homes. It is the sincere desire of every MV secretary of the Southern Union to rally the youth around their pastors, and through "Tell Ten" evangelism give them the oppor- tunity to share their faith for Christ and enjoy the thrill of seeing souls baptized in the remnant church as a result of their faithful witness. The MV secretaries in each confer- ence of the union will hold recognition rallies every 8 to 12 weeks, depending upon their individual schedules. Youth who faithfully participate in "Tell Ten" evangelism will receive a special- ly designed "Tell Ten" pin. Then at future "Tell Ten" recognition rallies those who have continued to participate in the "Tell Ten" program will re- ceive a personalized record from the (Continued on page 17) Signifying that his knot is completed, George Yost, Carolina MV secretary, throws it to the floor to cause Ted Graves to switch the stopwatch off. MV Leaders Hold Training Meet Six conference Missionary Volunteer finder clubs and equip them with secretaries and Elder Desmond Cum- proper gear was studied. mings, Southern Union MV secretary, Soul-winning goals were set to shivered through three days of cold establish a Christ-centered and evan- winter training and Bible study during gelistic purpose in every Pathfinder its winter council at Camp Cumby-Gay club and MV society. January 31 to February 2. "The purpose of the council was Sandwiched between l}/2-hour de- to show how to train leadership, how votional periods every morning and to assist the pastor, and examine the evening the men concentrated their MV secretaries relationship to the efforts in studying and planning a conference administration, other de- streamlined MV program throughout partments and the pastor," Elder Cum- the union conference during 1961. mings explained. "The various ac- Training included poster-making, tivities are to provide a common speed knot-tying, a cook-out over meeting ground on which the youth open fires with and without foil re- can see Christ through their leaders. flectors, specific projects within the "The greatest contribution the MV Tell Ten program and a personal secretary can make is to assist the reading, studying, witnessing program. pastor by training and inspiring a secretary, demonstrates a difficult knot etary, while others tie theirs on the floor. A whole camporee program was high caliber lay youth leadership," mapped out. How to organize Path- he said. MARCH l, 1961, SOUTHERN TIDINGS 11 Atlanta Evangelism Half-hour color films featuring George Vandeman, speaker on the It Is Written telecast, will be shown each Sunday night during March at the It Is Written auditorium in At- lanta until a two-week evangelistic crusade is begun March 25 by Elder H. E. Metcalf, conference evangelist. A series of eight films was begun February 4 as part of the It Is Written program to help the telecast viewers who had been attending Sunday night meetings to make their decision for Christ. Atlanta area pastors, D. G. Ander- son, James Hayward, John Hayward and John Stevens presented lectures following each of the films. Kentucky - Tennessee Pictured here are those who gathered January 26 for the formal opening of the Holiday Book Sales Dyersburg Health & Welfare Center. Included in the group are Mrs. Haskell Jones, director of the center: Pastor J. S. Darnall, Adventist minister; Pastor H, E. Russell, In December it was again our privi- minister of the First Methodist Church; F. E. Pitts, president of the Dyersburg Chamber lege to visit churches in the Kentucky- of Commerce; Mrs. Sarah Miller, Dyer County Health Department official; Miss Lurline Tennessee conference with our annual Welch, official of the public welfare department; Miss Laura Tipton of the Dyer holiday book sales. On our week-end County American Red Cross chapter; and Police Chief Ralph Palmer. appointment in the Louisville area, Elder W. E. Roberson, associate secre- Welfare; and Mrs. Laura Tipton, Dyer Cox and Rodney Pearman raised tary of the Southern Union Publishing County Chapter of the American Red $120.46, $109.99 and $146.87 for a Department, gave us valuable help in Cross. total of $377.32. promoting the use of our literature in Elder William C. Hatch, home mis- The combined figure for these these churches. Elder C. L. Paddock, sionary secretary of the Kentucky-Ten- juniors is $2,016.45, or an average Jr., and C. F. Adams of the Southern nessee Conference, gave the dedicatory of well over $200 each. Publishing Association, gave us able address, explaining the desire for co- Not only the future of the Ingather- assistance with our sales work in the operation of the center with all the ing work, but the success of God's Memphis area. services and people of the community. entire program will be assured as We were happy to meet with these The dedicatory prayer was offered by we train our youth in our own schools several churches and as we sold nearly Pastor J. S. Darnall of the local Ad- for Christian service. $4,000 worth of trade books, we felt ventist church. The guests were then F. W. FOSTER that the results were gratifying. Our invited to inspect the facilities of the Educational Superintendent thanks go to the churches and their center. pastors for their generous response in The center will be open to the pub- News Notes supporting this missionary work. We lic every Tuesday from 10 A.M. to ~k Elder J. A. Tucker has pastored the have enjoyed a good year in the Book 4 P.M., beginning January 31. Emer- Paducah, Kentucky, district in the ab- and Bible House with a marked gain gency help will be available at all other sence of a minister there. Elder Wil- In our trade book sales and are looking times. JACK S. DARNALL, pastor liam King from 'the Greater New York forward to a year of progress in 1961. Conference, will be the new Paducah EUGENE F. ZUMBAUM, Manager St. Matthews Juniors pastor. He and his family arrived Book and Bible House, Ky.-Tenn. Boys and girls of St. Matthews during the week of February 13. church are typical of many youth in •fc The conference youth leader, Wil- New Welfare Center Kentucky-Tennessee who had an active liam E. Dopp, attended a meeting of A new health and welfare center part in this year's Ingathering pro- the MV secretaries of the Southern to assist the needy of Dyersburg and gram. In many places a large share of Union held at Camp Cumby-Gay dur- surrounding Dyer county was opened the church goal was raised by our ing the week of January 31. The meet- January 26 with a formal dedication. enthusiastic boys and girls, who, night ing was called to discuss future plans Mrs. Haskell Jones, director of the cen- after night, did street soliciting and for the MV program in the union ter welcomed the group gathered out- other forms of fund-raising. this year. side. F. E. Pitts, president of the Dyers- Three boys, Robert LaRoe, Alien -fc Elder E. L. Marley, conference burg Chamber of Commerce, cut the Cox, Jr., and Walter Cox raised president, visited the Loma Linda and ribbon. Pastor H. E. Russell, president $337.72, $311,76 and $350.21 respec- Los Angeles campuses the first week of the Dyersburg Ministerial Associa- tively, for a grand total of $999.69. of February to interview prospective tion, gave the invocation. Mrs. Jones Three girls, Barbara Giles, Sharon doctors. He was accompanied by Dr. explained the purpose of the center to Pearman and Connie Cox raised J. W. Osborne, medical secretary for city officials: Mrs. Sarah Miller, Dyer $233 56, $180.98 and $224.90 respec- the conference. County Health Department; Miss tively, for a total of $639.44. Three MYRON HARVEY, director Lurline Welch, Department of Public other children, Beverly Good, Brenda Public Relations Dept. 12 SOUTHERN TIDINGS, MARCH 1, 1961 Colporteurs Meet assistance of Elder M. G. Cato and South Atlantic Our Literature Evangelist Conven- his associate, Evangelist James Vines, and the associates of the writer, Evan- I 19 Baptized tion for I960 was held jointly with the gelists E. D. Brantley, H. M. Mouzon On Sabbath, December 31, 15 souls literature evangelists of the South Cen- and Sandy Robinson. tral Conference in the chapel at our In one of our devotional services were baptized in Winston-Salem. conference office. Elder F. L. Bland, president of the The pastor, J. Malcolm Phipps, de- Our president, Elder J. H. Wagner, South Central Conference, gave a livered a timely and appropriate ser- opened the convention with a thought- heart-searching message that was ap- mon taken from John 3:3 and entitled, provoking message which conditioned preciated by everyone. "Beginning Again." The older church our minds to receive the many blessings We were grateful for the contribu- members were urged to make a "new that followed. The spiritual messages tions made by Elders C. L. Paddock start" with God in the "new year. ' and practical instructions given by and R. J. Christian of the Southern Publishing Association, and also Elder S. L. Clark, a representative of the Review and Herald Publishing Asso- ciation. The Trophy Hour brought to us some of the most thrilling experiences of our lives as we witnessed the award- ing of trophies to several of our litera- ture evangelists pictured in a recent issue of the TIDINGS. Our hearts were also thrilled when our president was handed the cup which signified that the sales of the South Atlantic Conference exceeded those of any other conference in the union. We are appealing to every member of our conference to join us in scat- tering our books 1'ke the leaves of autumn. A favorable response to this appeal will not only help us to keep Shown are the 15 new members which were added to the church on December 31, I960. the cup, but more important will In the center on the second row is pictured the church pastor, J. M. Phipps. help our fellowmen prepare for a greater award—a crown of life. The baptismal candidates were admon- Elder D. A. McAdams of the General Our convention was closed with a ished to regard their baptism as a mar- Conference Publishing Department stirring challenge given by the manager riage ceremony which ushers them into were very much appreciated. We at- of the Southern Publishing Associa- a new relationship with Jesus Christ. tributed the success of the convention tion, Elder I. H. Ihrig. The challenge to our union publishing secretary, was based on the words, "I will go It was thrilling to see every avail- Elder Eric Ristau and his associate, in the strength of the Lord God: I able seat in the church occupied and Elder W. E. Roberson. They not only will make mention of thy righteous- chairs lined across the back wall. The planned an interesting program for ness, even of thine only." Ps. 71:16. children's department of the Sabbath us, but also carried it out in a degree Yours to spread the truth like the school was filled to overflowing. of efficiency and precision with the leaves of autumn. SILAS MCCLAMB At the end of the baptism while the pastor was still in the baptistry an ap- peal was made. The hands of many individuals went up as indication of the fact that they desired to be baptized in the next baptismal service. This impressive service brought to 119 the number of persons baptized in Winston-Salem during I960. Of that number 108 were as a result of an evangelistic campaign which was re- ported in an earlier edition of this periodical. Our membership has now soared past the 300 mark, but we are fully confident that in spite of these ac- complishments we must work while it is yet day for soon the night cometh From left, H. M. Mouzon, Silas McClamb, J. H. Wagner, president (holding the cup). when no man can work. Sandy Robinson and E. D. Brantley. MARCH i, 1961, SOUTHERN TIDINGS 13 South Central Officers' Meeting Two officers' meetings were held in the South Central Conference at the Thank You, North America beginning of 1961. Meridian, Missis- sippi, was the site of the first meeting The October, I960, Voice of Proph- who gave so willingly and so gener- on Sabbath, January 7. This was for ecy Offering Day is in the past. Won- ously. the benefit of the church officers com- derful reports are coming in from ing from the states of Alabama and We believe the reverberations of across Canada and the United States, this offering, which is to be used in Mississippi. and our radio office already has word The day opened with Sabbath school North America, may well reach from the General Conference of the around the world and cause unnum- conducted by Elder N. A. Lindsay. largest single offering ever to come Elder F. L. Bland, conference presi- bered thousands to look to God and to The Voice of Prophecy! The report His Son Jesus Christ for their sal- dent, spoke at the worship hour and as of December 7, totalled $240,000. gave a call to higher Christian living vation. People of other tongues—as Our goal set by the General Con- well as those of English-speaking na- in his sermon. Many responded to his ference was $175,000! call to consecration. Music was fur- tions—will be reached because our Many radio stations, formerly lost members are opening first their hearts, nished by the youth choir of the Merid- to the broadcast because of lack of ian church. then their purses, to help The Voice funds, can now be redeemed; perhaps of Prophecy in its radio ministry to The afternoon session was devoted some expansion can even be made to the sectional meetings and each the millions. From our hearts we say, by adding at least a few new stations Thank you, North America! group of church officers received in- which The Voice of Prophecy has struction as to the plans of 1961 and D. V. POND, Public Relations urgently needed for many years. how to implement these plans in the Readers will be interested to know local church. The vesper service was that each year, in addition to the "To all who will walk humbly with conducted by the MV department un- October offering and other appropria- God He will give His Holy Spirit and der the leadership of MV Secretary tions, approximately one million dol- will minister to them through the F. H. Jenkins. The program consisted lars must come, by faith, from listeners agency of holy angels to make right of a demonstration of devotional plans through our mail to Box 55, Los impressions upon human minds."— sponsored by the department for the Angeles. This, with your good offer- Evangelism, p. 629. new year. Following the vesper prayer, ings, helps to balance our annual the Book and Bible House opened its budget of $1,300,000. book display, and scores of items were We have heard of churches that BOOK WANTED taken home by those who visited the doubled, tripled, and even quadrupled display. their 1959 offering to the broadcast; The Sabbath School Department of The second meeting was held in the General Conference is anxious to several conferences, and some unions get two copies of the book, The Com Nashville, Tennessee, two weeks later, doubled last year's gifts. Tiny churches ing Crisis, by Wilcox. Anyone having and in spite of inclement weather, —and large churches—responded in copies of this book and willing to part eight churches were represented. Elder an amazing way, that brought to the with them, please communicate with E. E. Cleveland, General Conference hearts of our entire Voice of Prophecy G. R. Nash, General Conference of representative, spoke at the worship staff of workers, a surge of grateful Seventh-day Adventists, Takoma Park, hour and the entire congregation was thanks to God for His rich blessings, Washington 12, D. C. strengthened by his spiritual appeal. and to our wonderful fellow-members Immediately following the service, the groups of officers met and received instructions on their duties for 1961. Due to the inclement weather, the vesper service was held in one of the local churches and the constituents of YOUTH FEDERATION MEETINGS the program were Missionary Volun- teers from the two Nashville societies. in the It was hoped that the work of the South Central Conference conference will be carried on in a much stronger way as a result of these two officers' meetings. TENNESSEE CHAPTER meets KENTUCKY CHAPTER meets in Memphis on Sabbath, in Lexinqton on Sabbath, F. H. JENKINS February 25 March 11 B. W. ABNEY CHAPTER meets ALABAMA CHAPTER meets in Jackson on Sabbath, in Selma on Sabbath, March 4 March 18 Bring Your Bible Quiz Team — Bring Your Jar of Pennies — Big Social in the Evening — 14 SOUTHERN TIDINGS, MARCH 1, 1961 around us show that we are on the verge of the complete fulfillment of these last of the last predictions of John, as revealed to him by Jesus. The Time Is at Hand That being so, we feel that now is the time for every believer in the advent movement to arise and do everything within his or her power to warn neigh- bors and friends of the impending doom of this rebellious world. The By E. L. CARDEY time for long range planning is past. The hour has come when we must move quickly and strike for God and His truth. Revelation opens r£ment "the time is with the state- at hand," and would close. What are the events to take place in our world just before the Two leading Protestant ministers have recently declared—and their closes repeating that warning—"the close of probation and the pouring out time is at hand." (See Revelation 1:3; of the seven last plagues ? Two in par- statements have been published in the 22:10.) The first statement referred ticular stand out as of great importance press of the country—that they be- to the events that were to start in the and effect. First, the world-wide mili- lieve we are on the verge of some second century which would lead to tary preparation for total war leading violent, catastrophic events in the the great apostasy in the church. The into the battle of Armageddon (Rev. world that will lead to a persecution final warning is followed by, "He that 16:12 17). Second, the sudden rise to of sincere Christians in the next few is unjust, let him be unjust still, . . . world dominance of the papal power years equal to what took place in the and he 'that is holy, let him be holy and the creation of the "image of the Reformation period. These voices are still." beast" (Rev. 13:6-15; 17:8-13). sounding the warning God's messenger long ago uttered when she revealed In other words, when the events No discerning student of Bible what would take place in the last stage portrayed in this remarkable prophetic prophecy can doubt but that today, in of the great controversy between Christ book had all taken place probation 1961, the events taking place all and Satan. "God's word has given warning of the impending danger; let this be un- heeded, and the Protestant world will Celebrating the 10th Anniversary learn what the purposes of Rome really are, only when it is too late to of the escape the snare. She is silently grow- ing into power. Her doctrines are ex- School of Bible Prophecy erting their influence in legislative halls, in the churches, and in the hearts On January 16, 1961, the Southern Union School of Bible Prophecy of men. She is piling up her lofty and completed ten years of service. Some of the large and outstanding re massive structures, in the secret reces- sults of these years are as follows: ses of which her former persecutions Applications for Bible courses ................... 1,275,716 will be repeated. Stealthily and unsus- Sabbath decisions ................................. .. 24,306 pectedly she is strengthening her forces Baptisms .................. ................... 7,000 to further her own ends when the time In baptismal classes .......................... 1,400 shall come for her to strike. All that Sabbath school students .................................. 5,200 she desires is vantage ground, and (These include all Sabbath interests this is already being given her. We who are still active.) shall soon see and shall feel what the Many million of lessons, tracts, and books have been freely scat purpose of the Roman element is. tered throughout the Southland during these years, and we believe the Whoever shall believe and obey the great harvest of souls won for God and His message is yet to be seen. word of God, will thereby incur re- The population of the Southern Union territory has increased by proach and persecution."—The Great nearly four million in the past decade. Controversy, p. 581. Give a liberal offering on March 4, and help us to reach these How can we give this warning millions soon with our lessons and literature. quickly and most effectively? Through How can one invest one dollar or ten dollars where they will bring the printed page that carries the full greater or more certain results in soul winning than in the correspond message for this time. We must scatter ence Bible schools? Give liberally and pray much that God's work leaflets, tracts, and small books "like may soon be finished In our union. the leaves of autumn." The correspondence school method has been and is being used of God in FOR THE WORLD IN GENERAL IT IS MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT! a remarkable way to do this very work. Through the gifts that come to us by FOR THE ADVENT BELIEVER IT IS MINUTES TO MORNING! mail, through the annual offerings taken in all of our churches, and MARCH i, 1961, SOUTHERN TIDINGS 15 BIG DIFFERENCE MALTED NUTS Here is a new adventure in meatless "cookery". Try A wonderful product for Battle Creek Vegetable Steaks. You'll discover one underweight individuals, of the most appetizing and delicious vegetable en- invalids and nursing mothers. Delicious, trees you have ever served. SO economical too — easily digested, high as there is no waste. protein food. Praised by everyone for tenderness and marvelous flavor. Particularly rich in vegetable protein, being made entirely from selected, vegetable products. BATTLE CREEK VEGETABLE STEAKS are known as one of the finest vegetable protein foods ever developed. SAVITA Adds real zest to Battle Creek Foods are available at Health Food gravies, sauces, roasts, Stores, College Stores and Diet Food Sections. loaves, souffles, cro- quettes, stews, soups Save labels — worth one cent Uc) each for church missions. and casseroles. THE BATTLE CREEK FOOD CO. BL6 SOUTHERN TIDINGS, MARCH i, 1961 through appropriations made by the union and local conferences, this union Bible school has been able to give away millions upon millions of tracts, Pen League & Photo Mart lessons, and booklets. While over a million and a quarter persons have requested our Bible courses, the population of these south- eastern states has increased nearly four million; therefore, we have a long way "Instructor" Offers Awards to go to place at least some truth-filled literature in every home. We want to enroll another quarter million students in 1961. To do this we must have the Two relatively new fields are open your mind, won't you take the first loyal support of every Sabbathkeeper for free lancers within the Seventh- step by requesting the brochure? in the union. We need your prayers. day Adventist denomination in writ- How many times have you taken We need your help in securing en- ing and photography. This is the third an exceptionally good photo and rollees. Just now we need your help year for the Free Lance Division of thought, Now wouldn't that make a in sacrificial giving Sabbath, March 4. The Youth's Instructor Pen League good cover picture? But perhaps you If it could be made a dollar day, that and the fifth season for Photo Mart. didn't know how to go about finding is, if everyone would give so liberally Last year alone more than $700 was a ready market. that it would average one dollar per paid for award-winning stories and You may have just the photo which member in every church in the South- nearly $600 for cover photos. The Youth's Instructor needs. Compe- ern Union, we would reach out for Do you have a factual story to tell tition brings in some of fhe best—but one half million names in 1961. that would encourage and inspire has yours been judged? You have from Who can say that another year of readers 16 to 30 years of age? Could March 1 to November 30, 1961, to grace will be given us to do God's you tell it in such a way as to arouse send it in. But you will need the new work under such favorable circum- and hold their interest to the end ? brochure to know just what is desired stances as we now enjoy? The last If you are a member of the church and acceptable. You will probably events will be rapid ones. not enrolled in a writing course in a want to do a lot of "shooting," so Help your Southern Union School Seventh-day Adventist educational in- stitution you are eligible to participate. don't delay! of Bible Prophecy reach millions with its lessons and literature as soon as Standards for judging and details One contributor tells a story with possible. of the four classes of acceptable nar- both camera and typewriter. His well- Give sacrificially on March 4! ratives are given completely in the planned efforts as a photo-journalist new brochure for 1961. and author have paid off repeatedly. August 10 is the deadline for mail- You, too, may want details of both YOUTH IN EVANGELISM ing your manuscript. If you have a programs. (Continued from page 10) good story, or can get one by means For either or both brochures ad- of an interview, you will want to start dress a postal to The Editor, The Faith for Today television program. early to build a well-constructed nar- Youth's Instructor, Takoma Park, On one side of the record will be a rative in pleasing style. Before it slips Washington 12, D. C. personal message from Elder Fagal, and on the other side will be several numbers from the quartet. This record will come in a special "Tell Ten" jack- et with the individual's name on the front of it. At these rallies the ex- periences of witnessing will be given by friendship team, literature team, enrollment team and fireside team members to strengthen those who are participating in the plan and to en- courage other young people to become Fishing- active in this interesting program. Hunting- May God grant heavenly wisdom Mountains- to every pastor and local church youth Beaches- Business 414 SO. CENTER ROAD, BIRDSBORO, PA. leader in the Southern Union that the CROSS COUNTRY CAMP COACH CO. youth they lead will be given the op- portunity to witness in his or her own chosen phase of "Tell Ten" evange- Would you like to be the first in your section to be selling the lism. We are told that there will be No. I item in the East and South? If you are interested in something no starless crowns in heaven, and new here, but several years old in the West, now is the time to get in everyone knows that a Christian who on the ground floor. We are establishing selected dealers in various does not witness is as much a farce parts of each state to represent us. We are the distributors for the as a fire that does not burn. God make latest and finest in coach camping east of the Mississippi River. Write us living epistles, known and read Alva Ide, at the address above. of men. MARCH i, 1961, SOUTHERN TIDINGS 17 SUNSET TABLE NUTRI- BALANCE Mar. 3 Mar. 10 Mar. 17 Mar. 24 Vitamin-Mineral FOOD SUPPLEMENT ..... 6:36 6:42 6:47 6:53 Made and Priced Special for SDA's ..... 5:45 5:51 5:56 6:02 Without Fish Oil or Animal Organs ..... 6:20 6:26 6:32 6:38 GUARANTEED TO BE YOUR BEST BUY ..... 6:38 6:44 6:50 6:56 Special Offer Huntsville, Alabama -.. - ... .. ..... 5:43 5:49 5:55 6:01 3 Month Supply $9.00 CARLSON DISTRIBUTORS Louisville, Kentucky .. .... .... .. ..... 5:38 5:45 5:52 5:58 Coalmont, Tenn. ..... 5:57 6:03 6:09 6:15 ..... 5:54 5:59 6:04 6:09 ..... 5:44 5:50 5:56 6:02 ..... 6:27 6:31 6:35 6:38 ..... 6:10 6:16 6:21 6:27 BE THRIFTY CLASSIFIED ADS HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR ADVERTISEMENT: (l)Hove a local church leader write "Approved" and his signature on the sheet of paper containing the advertisement, (2) writ_e your name and address on the same sheet, (3) specify how many times the ad is to run, (4) send the approved ad to your conference office and (5) don't target to enclose payment in full. RATES. $3.00 i°r each insertion of 50 words or less and 5 cents for each additional word including the address. Make checks and money orders payable to SOUTHERN TIDINGS. SOUTHERN TIDINGS makes every reasonable effort to screen all advertising, but in no case can the periodical assume responsibility for advertisements appearing in its columns. Tuition Rates at the Home Study FOR SALE: 33y2-acre farm, modern WE ARE JUST 7 MINUTES from Forest Have Not Changed house, plenty water, ideal for small dairy; Lake Academy. Hundreds of men's suits five minutes walk to Highland Academy $29.95 or less. Values to $60.00. Sizes 35- Since January 1, 1958 and Hospital. Will sell house with U/2 54. Regulars, shorts, longs, stouts, etc. acres, farm of 32 acres without house, Hundreds ot ladies', children's clothing or both together. If interested, write Rich- and men's wear, all at below retail prices. Ease the Study Load ard Stinnett, Route 4, Portland, Tennes- Open Sunday through Thursday 9 to 7, see. (4-6) Friday 9 to 5. Closed Friday night and As Well As the Costs Saturday, Study by Mail SCENIJ PROPERTY FOR SALE located in Cumberland Mountains. 265 acres. FOR SALE: MOTEL—Four unit, furnished. Woodland area with big beautiful water- On new 4-lane highway. Plus living quar- Write tor the 1961 Bulletin falls. Healthy climate. Ideal for self-sup- ters, garden space. Mile from large shop- porting missionary work. Small down pay- ping center. Two miles from Adventist ment. Easy terms. Might be leased. Write church and hospital. Ideal for retired HOME STUDY INSTITUTE to Mrs. Al. Vogel, Cumberland Pines, Coalmont, Tenn. (5) couple. Recently re-financed. $11,000 cash and assume mortgage $126 monthly pay- ments. Dewey Kirkham, 2533 Perry High- Takomo Park. Washington 12, D. C. way, Tallahassee, Florida. (4-7) FOR SALE: 2 Bell Professional Quality tape recorders. 1 Model T228 half track record and halt and quarter track play. WANTED, TWO OFFICE SECRETARIES— 1 Model T238 quarter track record and One to work as secretary to President quarter and half track play. Practically and Secretary-Treasurer,- one, who should new, used very little. Gardner's, P. O. also have knowledge of bookkeeping, to Box 715, Vero Beach, Florida. (5) work in Book and Bible House. Write to either H. C. Klement or E. L. Moore, Mis- KE A . . URGENTLY NEEDED—A musical instru- souri Conference of SDA, Box 556, Kansas City 41, Missouri. (5) ment, piano or organ, for our newly built, OICE newly organized Eden Gardens church, situated \n a newly opened field of op- portunity. Write to Elder C. E. Weaks, Route 1, Eden Gardens, Inverness, Florida. PRESSMAN WANTED: We have an im- mediate opening for a pressman who is experienced in both offset and letterpress. LL SUNDAY (5) This is a permanent position. Call, wire or write: Invite Others to Listen . WANTED: Woman to help mother with Manager College Press THE VOICE OF PROPHECY SERMON TOPICS three children. General housework and Collegedale, Tennessee cooking. Live on premises. Salary and other details open to discussion. Write, giving qualifications, age and references. FOR SALE: A new brick nursing home, March 5—Orphan in the Universe Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2036 Sil- 18 beds, state licensed, always full, have ver Street, Jacksonville, Florida. (5) waiting list. Has adjoining 4-room modern March 12—The Face of Jesus frame home for living quarters, a 3-room modest home for nurses 1 block away. Or EXPERIENCED SDA ANESTHETIST look- will sell business and equipment and lease March 19—Some Witnesses to the ing for position or free lance opportunities all three places. Business brings in Word of God near church school and academy. Ref- $3,000.00 per month. Unable to continue erences. Information appreciated. Send to: because of health. For particulars contact Anesthetist, Box 849, c/o Southern Tidings, L. P. Knecht, Rt. 3, Box 435, Morganton, March 26—Man's Failure and God's Decatur, Georgia. (5) N. C. (4-6) Grace 18 SOUTHERN TIDINGS, MARCH l, 1961 News By Dateline VOP Scores Again "We heartily welcome you as members of the Charleston Seventh-day Adventist church," Elder Herman E. Davis told Mr. and Mrs. Clayton C. Wayne after bap tizing them Sabbath, January 28. Clayton and his wife Donna first learned about the message through the Voice of Proph ecy Correspondence Course. A lay mem ber then began to visit and study with Pictured above are members of the South them, and later Elder Davis drove 170 New Florida Church ern Union Conference Executive Com miles round-trip each week to carry on mittee who met in Decatur, Georgia, on the studies and bring them to a decision Orlando, Fla.—On February 4 the Alta- February 8. The meeting was held in for the Master. Clayton is a Marine at monte Springs church was formally organ- connection with the annual Audit and Paris Island, S. C., and as soon as he is ized with 55 charter members. Elder H. H. Survey. Seated are Don R. Rees, president, out of the service, he plans to attend Schmidt presided. This company was and K. C. Beem, secretary-treasurer. Andrew's University to study for the formed two months earlier under the leader- Standing, left to right in the front row, ministry. ship of Elder R. W. Numbers and the are E. L. Marley, H. H. Schmidt, Eric Kress Memorial church arid continues to be Ristau, E. L. Cardey, Jack Weisberg, Coming to Orlando a part of the same pastorate. In the after- A. C. McKee, C. N. Rees, J. H. Wagner, noon Elder H. F. Roll spoke, and officers H. V. Reed. Back row, from left, H. S. At precisely 7:45 P.M. on Friday night, were elected. Kenneth Wendell, D.D.S., Hanson, Don Welch, L J. Leiske, S. S. March 10, 1961, will begin the great Sun- was elected first elder, and ordained to Will, Desmond Cummings, Garland Millet, land Crusade of Youth for Youth. Elder that office in the same meeting. F. L. Bland and Cecil Coffey. Willis Hackett, youth leader and president of the Atlantic Union with Elder Sunny LJu, soloist and co-worker, will begin a. series of meetings that will mark the high spot of central youth activities. Meetings will be held in the conference auditorium at Forest Lake Academy and will continue Ittriteet t& tftteeut Ou* nightly from March 10 through March 18 with two- special programs planned for both Sabbath afternoons as well as others to be held in the churches of the Orlando GEORGIA-CUMBERLAND CONFERENCE area. The churches participating are: Kress Laymen's Congress Memorial, Orlando Central, Sanitarium, Forest Lake, Apopka, Taft, Altamonte Springs. South Atlantic Editor Atlanta Family Center SABBATH, MARCH 18 t * * * Samuel Thomas, who heads several de partments in the South Atlantic Confer ence, has been appointed Conference Editor for the SOUTHERN TIDINGS. South DELEGATES • TROPHIES • TOOLS • PAGEANTS Atlantic news for the SOUTHERN TID INGS should be sent to his office. COMMENTS By Don R. Rees President, Southern Union Conference The Bible School ducted. On January 28, 20 were baptized and two more united with the church on profession of faith. March 4 each each member will O N haveUnion Schoolchurch andProphecy. Elsewhere Southern opportunity to participate directly in the of Bible On February 4 another 27 were baptized and 5 added on profession of faith making a total of 54 precious souls already added to the church. A third baptism in this issue of the SOUTHERN TIDINGS is an article was scheduled for February 11 and others will fol- and listed statistics showing how the Bible School has low through the coming weeks. grown and how it has been instrumental in winning "We were happy to have the added assistance many souls to Christ. of Elder P. J. Salhany who is under appointment Everywhere I travel throughout the Southern to mission service in Egypt. He will continue to Union I meet men and women who are Seventh- assist the pastor and Mrs. Rena Mae Clark-Cutuli, day Adventists today as a result of the great work of Bible instructor, through the month of February in the Bible School. The Bible School is an effective the great amount of visiting and other follow-up soul-winning agency. This can readily be seen by work yet to be done. reading some of the following excerpts from letters "The officers and members of the church unite received by the Bible School: in expressing their deep gratitude to the Detamore "When I came to the study of the Sabbath, I team for their fruitful ministry in this city." carefully read my Bible and came to the conclusion that I had been wrong all these years and from this day on I will keep God's true Sabbath. I want to belong to the Sabbath-keeping church. What must I do to belong to this church?" "I am firmly convinced that this is the truth and I am determined to walk in the light and to keep God's Sabbath." These are only samples of hundreds of current letters on file at the School of Bible Prophecy office. I strongly urge every member to be especially liberal in giving to the School of Bible Prophecy on Sabbath, March 4. Evangelism in Jacksonville The Jacksonville church in the Florida Confer- ence recently had the rewarding experience of meetings by the Detamore Evangelistic team. This experience demonstrates quite clearly that large scale evangelism is not only possible, but effective, in the church sanctuary itself. I am happy to quote from a report written by Elder Orley M. Berg, pastor: "Elder F. W. Detamore and the World-Wide Bible Lecture Team recently concluded a most suc- •35 cessful three-week series of evangelistic meetings in our new church in Jacksonville, Florida. The meetings were held nightly, January 8-29. Following the meet- ings the team stayed by for an extra week to assist in the follow-up work. We are happy to report that more than 90 took their stand to unite with The Jacksonville church scene of recent Detamore the church. Two baptisms have already been con- evangelistic services. Inset. F. W. Detamore.