Vol. 37 Mount Vernon, Ohio, March 17, 1932 No. 11 HOW WOULD YOU ANSWER? HOW TO REACH JERSEY CITY "Isn't this mission work in China a piece of foolishness?" It was an American sailor who asked the question one morning as we talked with him. He was thinking of some missionaries who had recently been captured by bandits, and of property that had been destroyed by communists, and perhaps he had heard too, of some disciples in China who had followed mainly to obtain the loaves and the fishes. His question still rang in our ears even after the sound of the words had died away. In giving him an answer we had called attention to the fact that Christians belong to the army of Christ and therefore are to obey all of his commands, including the one to "Go . . . into all the world, and preach the gospel." Of course he saw nothing foolish about obeying the command of his superiors when ordered to China to protect American interests in Chinese waters. Neither is there anything foolish about Christian soldiers obeying orders given by their Superior even when it means coming to a land like China to advance the Cross and kingdom of Christ. Of course it isn't foolishness, this work of preaching Christ in a land where millions still are without the joy and peace that comes from owning Him as a personal Saviour, and consequently know nothing of the happiness it affords to render loving, grateful service to Him. But yet we would like to ask you candidly, how would you answer the question? Would you have your missionaries back--home again? Would you have the responsibility of taken from your shoulders? Would forwarding this you close your eyes and ears to the needs of those you might help to save, because the obstacles and difficulties are so numerous and so great? Would you be excused from bearing any longer the cross of Christ? The spirit answers promptly no! no! no! And yet how weak the human flesh, and how frail! It is not necessary to offer resistance either active or semi-passive in order to show that we consider the mission enterprise a piece of foolishness. How do you answer the question today? You answer it by the way you pray for the advance of the Cross of Christ, by the earnestness or coldness you manifest in beseeching Heaven to care for your representatives in these distant lands, and by the spirit of sacrifice or of selfishness with which you assist or hinder the Master's work. If you could know the courage it brings to our hearts here in China to know that you actively approve of the mission work and pray daily for its advance, and that you are giving liberal offerings, often giving till it hurts, so that we can all stay at our posts of duty — well, you would thank God and take courage, and just keep on giving and praying. — Nanking, China. Raymond H. Hartwell. Coming to Jersey City over the Pennsylvania or Lehigh Valley R. R., you change at. Manhattan Transfer, taking a tube train to Journal Square. From Journal Square to the Y. W. C. A., 270 Fairmont Ave. where the meetings are to be held at what is known as the Y. W. C. A. Auditorium, either a Bergen Avenue Bus or Jackson Avenue street car may be taken right at the Square. Get off at the corner of Bergen and Fairmont Avenues, which is just three doors from the main entrance of the Y. W. C. A. Those coming over the Lackawanna or D. L. & W., get off at the Jersey City Station, take shuttle train to Journal Square. Coming over the B. & 0. or Central, get off at New York Station, which is just two blocks from the Courtland Street tube entrance, take tube to Journal Square. Coming over the Erie R. R., get off at Jersey City Terminal, take tube right from station to Journal Square. Coming over the New York Central, get off at Grand Central Station, New York City, take shuttle train to 33rd Street, and transfer to Hudson Tunnels, and take train for Journal Square. The Reception Committee will have desk space in the front lobby of the Y. W. C. A., and will be there prepared to locate delegates any time beginning Tuesday morning, March 29. The Y. M. C. A. will have about 35 rooms available (single) for ministers at the customary rate of $1.00 per night. A limited number of rooms both single and double may be secured in private homes within easy access of the Auditorium. These will cost from $1.00 to $1.50 per night per person. (The Y. M. C. A. is only about two blocks from the Auditorium.) The Plaza Hotel, which faces Journal Square will give us the same Convention rates as quoted previously; namely, room without bath, twin beds. single $2.50 oer day, double $4.00; room with bath $3.50 single, $5.00 double. A very few rooms with shower $3.00 single, $4.50 double per day. About 40 rooms only will be available in the Plaza. Splendid cafeteria service is to be had in both the Y. M. C. A. and the Y. W. C. A. Any desiring rooms at Jersey City during the union session, please write to Elder H. J. Detwiler, 1574 Brunswick Ave., Trenton, New Jersey. F. H. Robbins. The Disarmament Conference is being reported for the Signs of The Times by Elder Arthur S. Maxwell, of London. His first report will be the feature article for the color Signs, dated March 29, and will be followed by others giving the detailed study of this important world conference. 2 Columbia Union Visitor W. P. Elliott, President POTOMAC W. B. Mohr, Sec'y-Treas. 411 Cedar St., Takoma Park, D. C. Some of the Potomac Potters We quote a few of the interesting items about our church schools from the Potomac Potters, a news bulletin issued monthly by Sister Sorensen, secretary of our Educational Department: "I visited the Lynchburg and Richmond schools recently. I am very much pleased with the work being done in both of these schools. "During the holidays the Lynchburg school-room was painted. The ceiling is cream, and the woodwork a pale green. The teacher's desk, chair, and the recitation bench were also painted. We have a beautiful school room in Lynchburg. It is a class A school. The enrollment in the Richmond school is the largest that it has been the six years we have been in this conference. "Last Thursday I spent with the three Takoma Park teachers. A great deal of remodeling in being done in their respective rooms; and cupboards, radiator shelves, etc. are being added. A new heating plant has been put in. We hope some day to have a new building for this school. In the meantime we are glad to have improvements made. The faithful work of our Takoma Park teachers is much appreciated. The enrollment is the highest ever. In fact, we could not put on a Children Ingathering Campaign in the Takoma Park church for the school rooms are now too full. Once each week Mrs. "'Lodge ana Mrs. Norton take a group of girls for a swim in a good pool in the city. "Wednesday of last week Professor Russell went with me to visit our colored school — Union Academy. They are crowded for room too. When the building was built three years ago, the total enrollment was 42. Now they have 87 enrolled. A fine spirit prevades the rooms. Our four teachers are doing excellent work. We rated the school and found it shy just a few points of being in the A class. It will be there ere the year closes, I am sure. Miss Skinner's room — Primary — gained 18 points over last year, and Miss Henry's room — Grammar — gained 29. Every two weeks the city library delivers a box of 100 books to the school. The teachers look them over carefully, and are able to find in the lot a good supply of supplementary readers. "Miss Walker reports that Brother Herbst, one of the Arlington members, is teaching woodwork to her boys. Brother Herbst is a carpenter and meets with the class every other Sunday for two hours. Time and space will not permit me to tell you how Miss Walker got the tools for the class. It is an interesting story, and again verifies the old adage, 'Where there is a will, there is a way.' "Just this little note from a letter received from. Mrs. Bane at Buena Vista, one of our new schools: . " 'I know you will rejoice with us because of the influence of the church school. When Brother Coon gave the invitation for those who wanted to be Christians, four of our pupils came to the front. Please say to Brother Sorensen that these are Missionary Volunteers in the making'. "Brother Brownell writes interesting letters from Konnarock. There are many hardships and trials, but he finds his rich reward as he looks into the forty-five young faces before him in the school-room. They are eager to learn and do." Sabbath School Convention A convention of the Colored Sabbath Schools of Washington D. C. and Alexandria Va. was held in Washington Friday and Sabbath Feb. 19-20, 1932. There was a large attendance, and a deep interest was shown in the daily program. The Convention was opened Friday evening by Mrs. C. P. Sorensen, Sabbath School Secretary ni the Potomac Conference. After an address of welcome from Mrs. Conelly, the superintendent of the "First" Sabbath School and a response from Dr. Eva B. Dykes, superintendent of the Ephesus Sabbath School, the presiding officer presented the speakers for the evening: Elder J. C. Thompson and Miss R. D. Guinther of the Sabbath School Department of the General Conference; Elder A. E. Webb, Pastor of the "First" Church, —and the writer. The Sabbath School as a soul-winning agency was presented from different angles by the various speakers. The thought was emphasized that the Ward of God is the active agent in the conversion of sinners and the development of Christians and the study of that Word is the center, the very heart of all Sabbath School effort. This opening meeting was held at the "First " Church. Not having a building large enough to accommodate these Sabbath Schools, they met in their respective places of worship Sabbath morning. Elder J. C. Thompson addressed an interesting audience at, the "First" Church. The audience at Ephesus was so large as to prevent the formation of classes at the Sabbath School hour. Brother C. P. Sorensen, of the Missionary Volunteer Department of the Potomac Conference, took charge of lesson study period and taught the day's lesson. Three infants were enrolled in the Cradle Division. The sermon was delivered by Elder W. R. French of Washington Missionary College. The afternoon session was held at Ephesus ; the sacred edifice was filled beyond its seating capacity. At this meeting interesting topics on Sabbath School work were presented for discussion by Miss D. Skinner, Dr. E. B. Dykes, Mrs. Helen Seegland and Mrs. E. Nell; the discussion which followed each paper revealed the interest we had in the topics presented. Ministers and conference officials remained throughout the convention, and rendered valuable help. Elder Thompson took charge of the Question Box and in about thirty minutes answered more than a score of questions on Sabbath School work. Special musical selections were rendered at each meeting. Those who attended this convention believe that the time was profitably spent, and the result will be seen in our Sabbath Schools. J. Geishom Dasent. Columbia Union Visitor Official Organ of the Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Issued 50 times a year by the Mt. Vernon College Press Price fifty cents per year in advance ' EDITOR MRS. A. J. OLSON Entered as second-class matter March 25, 1908, at the post office at Mt. Vernon Ohio. under the act of Congress of March 3. 1879. Address all subscriptions and make all payments to your Book and Bible House. All copy must reach our office by V. ,dnesday morning of the week preceding the date of ablication. Whenever possible copy should be typ - ritten and doublespaced. Columbia Union Visitor Vol. 3 "ME COLLEGE COURIER No. 8 Washington Missionary College, Takoma Park, Washington, D. C. Reported by the News Class H. H. Hamilton, President COLLEGE ANNUAL IS FEATURED WHY AM I Lively Chapel Programme A SEVENTH - DAY ADVENTIST? Bicentennial Celebration Will Be Theme of 1932 Yearbook "Why am I a Seventh-day Adventist?" was the question asked by Professor French in opening his chapel lecture recently. This presention was one in a series presented by the department of theology in which it aims to stress every point of doctrine believed by Seventh-day Adventists, just as a minister would stress and present them if he were giving a series of lectures in a hall or tent effort. Elder Shoup, the college pastor, began the series. He was followed by Elder Farley. The speaker to follow Professor French will be Dr. B. G. Wilkinson. Immediately after asking the . opening question Professor French read the text in Matthew which says, "We remember that that deceiver said, while He was yet alive, after three days I will rise again." Building his argument upon this text, the speaker contended that its fulfillment made him a Seventh-day Adventist. It was because this Man Jesus prophecied His death, and because the accusers were afraid of Him, and because His prophecy came to pass. "Prophecy," continued the speaker, "has a strange way of coming to pass." Upon the fulfilment of this first prophecy hinges the fulfilment of the prophecy of Jesus' second coming, and the fulfilment of all the prophecies that deal with the end of the world. Did the first one come to pass? Will the others come to pass? They will, just as surely as the first. "Do you see that I must believe in two comings of Jesus?" asked Professor French of his listeners. Because Jesus went just a little farther than any man; because He went to Calvary; because He went to the tomb; because His prophecies have a strange way of coming to pass, that is why I am a Seventh-day Adventist, I cannot honestly deny it." "But," he continued, "you notice they called Him a deceiver even while He was in the tomb—Joseph's new tomb." Christ has been held up as a liar by many of the world's self-righteous pharisees right down to our time. To-day with all the knowledge and advancement credited to this civilization, we still cling to the century-old habit of calling truth deception, and falsehood anything but its rightful name. There are many people today who advocate doubts concerning the truths of Christianity. Their actions still call Christ a deceiver. Too, there are many who come in the clothing of saints, teaching doctrines without foundations. Scientists, so called, ask that they may have facts concerning the Christian religion upon which to base conclusions. They ask for demonstrations of the resurrection so that they may believe. These same people will cling to a theory of the evolution of life without any evidence, or demonstrable facts. From here on the speaker showed by examples and illustrations that he cannot believe in any part of the theory of evolution, or in any other Christ than the true Christ and still be a Seventh-day Adventist. "The Book of Golden Memories," the College annual, was the theme of a "pep" meeting held in chapel Wednesday, March 2. This year's annual is a departure from the precedent set by previous college year books. It truly ought to be a real "book of golden memories" for it is to obtain the spirit of our national celebration—the bicentennial. The National Capital, George Washington, and other items of national importance will be presented. The book will be made up entirely of pictures. The only type in the book will be the type used in headlines, tables, and captions. It will contain the individual picture of each student and faculty member. There will be a group picture of the board as well as other groups. The class of graduating nurses is a feature of this year's book. Details of unusual interest, which are held in secret by the staff, promise to make this year's book a bigger and better annual in every way. Let's boost it!! Many "pep" talks, interspersed with lively music by the college band marked the close of a very successful subscription campaign. The girls led by James French and the boys led by Dixie Pruette fought a stiff battle for the lead.. The Halcyon Club turned in 101 subscriptions at one turn of the page. So great was the boost that the young men under the leadership of Miss Pruette never fully recovered from the avalanche. The young women retained the lead with 390 subscriptions. In all, nearly 750 subscriber's names are entered on the annual circulation files as the result of the two-week campaign. The program of the hour was under the leadership of Paul Eldridge, the campaign manager. He was assisted by Florence Eldridge, Maynard Bourdeau, Max Shoup, and the two team leaders—Dixie Pruette and James French. The music consisted of marches and the college song. The band was under the direction of Professor Johnson. News Notes Three speeches and two musical selections composed the George Washington program given by the Public Speaking Class under the direction of Professor Thiel. The program was part of a class exercise and was given in the chapel during the regular class recitation period. Raymond Borgman, officiated as chairman of the meeting. Because of the crowded conditions of College Hall, the College Board of Trustees has voted that a new building be constructed. This new building will concern the normal and the science departments. It will give room for practice teaching and laboratories. At present these departments are crowded beyond capacity and comfort. A photographic studio has been set up in Columbia Hall by the staff of the "Book of Golden Memories." All students, (except college seniors as well as faculty members) may have their pictures taken here for the annual. The seniors and the members of the faculty will go to the studio in the city which does the work for the annual from year to year. Judging from the crowd which moves up and down the steps leading to the studio, these are days of rushing business. Max Shoup and Maynard Bourdeau, who have charge of the studio, are doing expert work. Columbia Union Visitor NEW JERSEY H. J. Detwiler,- President C. H. Kelly, Seey-Treas. 1574 Brunswick Ave., Trenton, N. J. First Regional Soul-winning Convention The first of the 1932 New Jersey Conference Home Missionary Department's "Soul-winning Conventions" representing the two southern districts of the Conference opened at Bridgeton S. D. A. Church, on Sabbath evening at 7:45 p. m., February 19th, with a sermon by Elder E. A. 1VIanry, Home Missionary Secretary of the Columbia Union Conference. On Sabbath morning, February 20th, after the combined Sabbath school which was led by Sister Lottie L. Conger acting as superintendent for all the members of the churches represented at the Convention, which were Bridgeton, Jericho, Ramah, 'Vineland, Cape May Court House and Pleasantville,—Elder Manry conducted the fifteen minute missionary service. At the eleven o'clock hour• Elder H. J. Detwiler gave an inspiring sermon on Revelation 13, bringing us down to the time when an image is being made to the 'Beast power in the U. S. At two-forty-five p. m., Elder S. R. Haynes, district superintendent of Bridgeton, led out in a song service. The real work of the convention started with Elder Manry's presentation of the topic: "Organizing the Church for Soul-winning Work." He stressed the thought that our forces must be organized to do a larger and more thorough work. There must be organization, training of bands, and after the Topical Bands are instructed, then a laboratory experience in soul-winning direct in the 'Bar necessary to see resurts. Elder Milton G. Conger, conference Home Missionary Secretary and the chairman of the convention, gave many, good points on making the 15 minute service count in winning souls. There was free discussion on this point. "How to Win Souls With Our Literature," was ably discussed by Elder G. W. Holman and Brother. C. H. Kelley, our New Jersey Conference Treasurer. After the Sabbath closed there was a display of our books, tracts, and literature for our members to utilize in their soul-winning work. Sunday morning Elder Manry lead out with the topic: "Greater Evangelism Through Enlistment and Training of Great Numbers of our Lay-members." He showed how many would leave the- ranks of Satan if the laity would arouse and do the work as outlined in the Spirit of Prophecy. Sister Lottie L. Conger read a very, instructive paper, prepared by Sister Lillie Britton, of the Camden church, on "How the Church Home Missionary Secretary can Help Soul-winning Endeavor Through Right Methods of Handling Church Missionary Business." The writer was called upon to present, "Winning Souls Via Welfare Work," and cited some resultful experiences in the field. In this connection there was much animated discussion and helpful conclusions relating to Dorcas Societies, and varied ways of conducting welfare work. Elder Manry led out in the afternoon session with an increased attendance. The following topics were presented and discussed : Home Bible Study League—Bible Readings, and Winning Souls Through the Health Reform. The Convention closed with a great amount of inspiration gained, and a determination to enlist every lay-member in soul-winning service, thus hastening Jesus' return. William F. Schmidt. Soul-saving investments Winter gone—birds chirping, trees budding, tiny flowers peeping through to warm sunlight after a long winter's nap. It was on such a Sabbath morning as -this that the superintendent of the Burlington English' Sabbath school called our attention to the Investment Fund. We had planned and worked on previous years, but never with such a determination as in' 1931. From the youngest , to the oldest, each member felt the necessity to help lift, the load. "Forward" was the watchword. The children sold pansy plants and small twenty-five cent books furnished by a sister who distributed them among the Juniors who would return the money to purchase more books, each time doubling their money. This same sister and husband also did their part by saving and sacrificing, mending their garments to make them last longer, bringing as their offering about nine dollars. One family rented their garage and received fifty cents per week carrying a neighbor to his work. Their endeavor resulted in forty-four dollars for the fund. A sister sewed for others and instead of having her hair shampooed she, did the work herself bringing as her offering twenty-nine. dollars. One member plowed gardens and added eighteen dollars to the fund, while his good wife sold Life & Health and other magazines and papers and rags, making a total of about twenty-two dollars for this family. Another sister who lives on a farm about two miles from town, and who is employed every day, decided to give all the car fare she could save. Several of the brethern and other kind friends who own autos drove her to her place of employment. When this means of travel was not-available; many times she walked and saved ten cents fare each time which resulted in about eight dollars for the Investment Fund. Many other ways were used but for lack of space cannot be related. Let us get a glimpse of the Sabbath morning when the funds were gathered in. A program in which the needs were presented was liven,—recitations, readings, special music, and then the offering. Oh, how happy we all were when the secretary' reported a total of one -hundred fifteen dollars ($115.00) received for our 1931 Investment Fund! No doubt, you, dear reader, think-nur efforts were worth while? How thankful we felt for God had, surely blessed abundantly. And right then and there each one decided to start another Investment Fund at once! May all our Sabbath schools. pray and work together to increase our gifts to missions through the Investment Plan, and then blessed by our Father in Heaven may .we unitedly make 1.932 our banner year... Marie Beatty. To My Redeemer Oh Lord, I need Thee every day, I stretch my arms to Thee; Thou art a solace for each care That hovers over me. I'm weary and the world looks sad With grief and much despair; My only solace is Thy love And tender soothing care. My joys in life are very few, My task is almost done, I hope to meet Thee on the height Whene'er the battle's won. —By Donald W. McKay. 5 Columbia Union Visitor OHIO A. E. King, Sec'y-Treas. C. V. Leach, President Box 517, Mt. Vernon, Ohio Special Announcement Stirring events are happening these days, effecting even the homes of the wealthy, and shaking the foundations of nations. Truly we are living in troublous times. You are invited to a soul-stirring sermon by Elder 0. A. Tait, editor of the "Signs of the Times," on the all absorbing subject, "A Survey of World Conditions" and what they indicate concerning the "time of trouble." Elder Tait will speak with authority on this topic, and we earnestly invite all who can possibly do so to go to Nearby churches are requested to arrange hear him. for auto loads to visit the church nearest you, as given in the following list: Sunday, March 20, 7:30 p. m. - Toledo, 385 Orchard St., Toledo, Ohio. Monday, March 21, 7:30 p. m. - Cleveland, 5700 Hough Ave., Cleveland, Ohio. Tuesday, March 22, 7:30 p. m. - Mt. Vernon, Academy Chapel, Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Wednesday, March 23, 7:30 p. m. - Dayton, Corner Ferguson & Superior, Dayton, Ohio. Thursday, March 24, 7:30 p. m. - Cincinnati, 1018 Locust St., W. H., Cincinnati, Ohio. Friday, March 25, 7:30 p. m. - Springfield, 29 E. Mulberry St., Springfield, Ohio. Sabbath, March 26, 11:00 a. m. - Columbus, 26 N. 21st St., Columbus, Ohio. It is hoped that all our churches will do their best to invite their friends to this meeting, and endeavor to use as many "Signs of the Times" this year as you possibly can. "More Signs, More Souls" is a fact today. George Butler, Ohio H. M. Sec'y. WEST PENNSYLVANIA H. E. Garrarde, Sec'y-Treas. W. A. Nelson, President Greensburg, Pa. (P. 0. Box 235) Newell Building It Shall Return After Many Days Brother Wallenkamp of Cedar Lake Academy worked in Crawford County last summer with good success. Recently he sent a letter containing the following experience which is typical of scores of letters received right along. "One very hot day last summer I sauntered up to a home where I was met by the lady who invited me in. A canvas was given her for 'Our Day.' Due to financial conditions she was unable to order the book but she stated that a paper called Present Truth had been coming to her week by week, which paper discussed things in a very similar way. She stated that she liked the paper ever so much and that it was the finest piece of literature that had ever entered her home. After she and her husband finished reading the paper they sent it to their daughter-in-law who, in turn, sent it week by week to her people. Brother Crawford, it brought joy to my heart to know that the silent little messenger was entering so many homes. In fact there is no way to measure the good that is being accomplished by the weekly visits of Present Truth.' R. E. Crawford. News Notes Last Sabbath, Elder Rowe baptized 12 new believers. He has a baptismal class of 20 others,' most of whom will be baptized in two or three weeks. All of these new believers are the result of Elder Rowe's winter effort in the Pittsgurgh No. 2 Church. At the meeting last Sunday night, the attendance was so large that all the standing room was taken. Brother E. D. Thompson, local elder of the NewCastle Church has been holding in the church for a number of weeks, meetings for the public. He reports that one family is already keeping the Sabbath and requests baptism. The interest at Elder King's Sunday night services continues to increase. Last Sunday night the attendance was the largest to date. Many interested ones are attending the Sabbath services. All the members are talking about the wonderful meetings, and the church is very much encouraged. At the Titusville effort, special tithe envelopes are passed out to the congregation. A number are paying their tithe each week. This is a new method and it is proving a success. Brother Belote reports four new Sabbath keepers at Eldred. EAST PENNSYLVANIA W. M. Robbins, President W. H. Jones, Sec'y-Treas. 3256 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, Penna. The Effort in Scranton The evangelistic effort in Scranton conducted by Elder R. M. Spencer, superintendent of the Tioga district, is meeting with good success. Brother Spencer broadcasts at 3:30 on Sunday afternoon over station WGBI and preaches Sunday evening in the Seventh-day Adventist church, located at Wyoming and New York streets. The splendid messages which have been delivered over the radio are well received by the people of Scranton and the surrounding communities. Many letters and phone messages expressing appreciation for the sermons and songs are coming in daily. The splendid offerings, at the Sunday evening meetings are expressive of the deep interest and appreciation on the part of the people for these special meetings. The church has been well filled with interested listeners which is unusual for the Scranton church. Our evangelistic effort in the Garrick Theatre at Norristown, conducted by Elder M. R. Coon, is creating a greater interest from week to week. Professor H. A. Miller, Professor Victor Johnson and Miss Lindy from the musical department of the Washington Missionary College were present Sunday night, March 6, and assisted greatly with several beautiful instrumental numbers which were much appreciated. Brother Coon informs us that one hundred strangers were present at the first Sabbath meeting held Sabbath, March 5. The Norristown believers are of strong courage and are praying- for a good harvest of souls. Wm. Robbins. Columbia Union Visitor In The Young People's Circle Colporteur Reports (Continued from page 7) The North Philadelphia Young Peoples' Society have set out upon a program to evangelize their section of the great city of Philadelphia, by means of the Present Truth. Each week there is to be delivered personally to one thousand homes in the vicinity of the church, a current Present Truth number. The Young People are planning to visit these homes each week for twenty five weeks, and by so doing present the main doctrinal points of our faith. We ask your prayers that the seeds of truth sown by the means of the printed page, may bring forth an abundant harvest of souls who accept this Message. A short time ago the North Philadelphia Young People's Society organized a Sunshine Band. The purpose of this group is to visit the aged and infirm who are confined in large homes in the city, and bring sunshine and gladness to their hearts. Already the Band visited two homes, and presented a varied program of instrumental music, singing, short talks and readings. The last meeting was held in the main Chapel of the Evangelical Home. About one hundred and fifty aged folks gathered to hear the program. At the close of the service, the matron arose and expressed her appreciation, and invited us to come again. The member in charge of the literature gave a Signs of the Times, or Present Truth to each individual. Thirty eight members of the Y. P. Society took part in the program, and all felt it was a Sabbath afternoon well spent. Please remember the work of this organization in your prayers, that many saddened hearts may be cheered, and as they read the literature given to them, many may see the light of truth and accept this wonderful Message. Gernet, Y.-- P.- Leader. Stroudsburg On a recent Sabbath, the church was filled and some standing, to witness another baptism at Stroudsburg. Eleven adults were baptized, eight of them joining the local church. Several others signified their intention of being ready for the next baptism while yet others offered themselves in a new consecration. The most of these new converts resulted from the effort of Elder Coon last year and the faithful Bible work of Mrs. Lydia Kester during the past few months. This inflow of souls surely keeps the spiritual atmosphere on a high level in the Stroudsburg church. Motto: Let's pray for more souls. H. A. Vandeman. Your Best "Just do your best, it matters not how small, How little heard of; just do your best. Our God above, He knows it all, .And in His great plan you count as one. Just do your best until the work is done, Just do 'your best; though poor, despised, forsaken, Let not your faith be shaken. Just do your best. If in the wild, Hot rush for wealth and place, you do not excel, Why fret? Just do your best, and do it well. God does not forget. Press on, Nor doubt nor fear. Just do your best, Reward will come to those who stand the test." THE CHESAPEAKE CONFERENCE L. W. Kurz, Field Missionary Secretary Week Ending February 27. Name Place Book W. Yonson, Baltimore WCS W. Yonson, (Feb. 26) J. A. Hayes, Baltimore DR OD J. Gibson, Baltimore Mrs. A. Powell, Baltimore RJ Mrs. S. Adams, Baltimore RJ Mrs. M. Hall, Baltimore J. E. Jones, Rock Hall RJ Mrs. A. Thomas, Wilmington RH Mrs. M. Webster, WilmingtonSCC Mrs. J. Fairfax, Wilmington SCC Mrs. J. Russell, Baltimore _ OD Mrs. I. Black, Baltimore SCC Mrs. M. Queen, Baltimore RJ Mrs. J. Steward, Baltimore RH Mrs. E. Bannister, Baltimore OD M. McCleary, Baltimore WCS Mrs. B. Russell, Baltimore RJ Clyde Tritch, Hagerstown BTS Totals 17 colporteurs Hrs. 45 42 32 28 25 25 25 23 23 23 22 18 16 15 15 15 10 5 Orders 13.75 7.50 25.25 36.00 16.50 12.75 8.50 15.00 15.25 23.25 12.50 40.50 25.25 25.50 22.00 17.25 3.00 Del'd. 13.75 7.50 7.00 .50 .25 8.00 .50 2.7.5 1.50 8.00 3.00 6.00 10.00 407 $329.75 $59.00 Advertisements unless accompanied by certified checks, money orders, cash or stamps and approved by conference president or worker, will be given no attention. Personal checks not accepted. Approved advertisements will be published at the rate of one cent for each word or initial, with a minimum charge of 25 cents, rate the same for additional insertions. Address, Columbia Union Visitor, Mt. Vernon, Ohio., AN OPPORTUNITY: There is an opportunity for several young women to enter a one- year's course in Practical Nursing in a well-equipped 50-bed Hospital, For information address: Middletown Sanitarium, Middletown. N. Y. AN OPPORTUNITY FOR STEADY EMPLOYMENT: Representatives wanted in every place to represent us in sale of ladies' full fashioned silk hosiery made by Southern Junior College at Ooltewah, Tennessee. Write for particulars and give selling experience to Collegedale Hosiery Mill, Collegedale, Tennessee. FOR SALE: Desirable property near Sanitarium and College. 7 roomed house all modern improvements; cottage in rear; many shade trees; 2nd lot. Owner moving to country. J. Konigmacher, 72 Flower Ave., Takoma Park, D. C. Bus passes door. WANTED:Place in Adventist home; no out-door work; wish an answer at once. Can come at. once Wages right; for further particulars write. Have aged husband to support. Would like children to board and care for at home at reasonable prices. Mrs. Harvey B. Smith. Office box 23, Smithburg, Md WANTED: Work on farm by the year, by Adventist man. Married and experienced in general farm work. Can furnish good references. Write C. A. Wilson, R. F. D. No. 9, Defiance, Ohio. WANTED: Place on farm or in good Adventist home for two motherless boys, aged 15 and 12. For further information write to C. V. Leach, Box 517, Mt. Vernon, Ohio. FOR SALE OR TRADE: 8 roomed house, gas and electricity, well outside and cistern water in he house; about an acre of land, good garden spot, fruit trees, large barn, other out-buildings. 5 minutes walk to Academy. Reasonable terms. Would trade for farm. Adam H. Durichek, Route 5, Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Columbia Union Visitor REPORTS OF THE COLPORTEUR EVANGELISTS Week Ending March 5, 1932 This is the work the Lord would have His people do at this time.- C. E., p. 5 E. M. Fishel, Union Field Secretary THE OHIO CONFERENCE I. M. Evans, Field Missionary Secretary Place Book Hrs. Orders Del'd. Name 18.00 32.75 E. C. Alexander, Cincinnati PP 32 14.60 5.50 Mr. & Mrs. Beckwith, HamiltonPF 40 15.95 30.30 OD 32 John Booth, Portsmouth 4.00 10.75 Hance Curnutte, Portsmouth OD 29 18.40 14.75 GC 43 S. E. Curry, Celveiand .75 GC 11 D. D. Day, Findlay .50 8.75 Mrs. W. S. DeLany, ClevelandRJ 17 2.00 BTS Lillian Fox, Lucas Co. 4.00 8.50 RJ 21 H. W. Gigax, Lucas Co. 10.00 5.00 GC 29 Fred Hannah, Columbus 5.25 BP 35 27.15 Edith Hanvey, Toledo BR 41 6.00 A. D. Lee, Cleveland 20.00 R,J 43 14.00 Paull Lipscomb, Mansfield 15.75 15.00 C. McCampbell, Cuyahoga Co. RJ 39 2.50 3.50 Marabel McClead, Painsville BTS 7 5.00 3.50 Mrs. C. A. Norton, Youngst'nMisc 10 1.25 20.00 R. S. Schoonard, Miami Co. GC 34 1.00 1.00 RJ 37 H. C. Sealy, Lucas Ca. 2.00 OD 30 Louis Shandor, Cleveland 61.00 W. A. Widmer, Cleveland BTS 40 18.00 Mildred Wilson, Cincinnati BTS 38 608 $270.35 $155.55 Totals 21 colporteurs THE WEST PENNSYLVANIA CONFERENCE J. R. Ridenour, Field Mission ary Secretary OD 45 65.00 C. Dornburg, Pittsburgh 20.25 58.55 W. A. Higgins, Cannonsburg OD 45 DR 43 4.75 2.50 L. Adams, Somerset DR 43 14.52 3.75 F. D. Adams, Somerset RH 41 24.75 .25 U. Bracy, Pittsburgh 11.25 OD 39 33.24 Charles Peters, Pittsburgh 6.50 4.50 G. S. Buttermore, Uniontown OD 37 OD 37 20.75 15.50 J. Batt, Homestead 5.75 5.75 E. J. Hughes, Butler, Pa. WCS 27 OD 24 24.50 5.50 R. R. Haight, Warren, Pa. DR 65.00 65.00 A. Worker, Pittsburgh RJ 23 1.00 4.75 L, Lefler, Pittsburgh WC 20 14.00 14.00 Wm, Seigle, Altoona 6.20 8.70 WC 16 E. Downs, Mt Braddock Misc. 12 7.00 7.50 E. Mossburg, Melcroft OD 25 43.00 43.00 C. Dahlman, Pittsburgh 5 5.00 5.00 Mag. M. Mook, Pittsburgh Misc 92.00 A. Worker, Erie, OD 36 41.45 146.50 *C. Dornburg, Pittsburgh 19.50 5.25 *G. S. Buttermore, Con'lsville OD 32 4.75 1.00 *E. Mosburg, Melcroft WCS 10 560 $554.65 371.95 Totals 21 colporteurs THE POTOMAC CONFERENCE John A. Bee, Field Missionary Secretary J. I. Britt, Associate Secretary Week Ending February 27. 4.50 69.75 R. Robinson, Norfolk GC 41 40.00 7.00 R F. Perciful, Washington RJ 40 9.25 BP 40 37.25 H. C. Wilcox, Hampton 68.00 G. N. Downes, Norfolk BR 40 4.50 74.00 GC 37 Mrs. Robinson, Norfolk R. S. Finch, Lynchburg Misc. 30 10.00 10.00 18.45 26.70 Mrs. Faye, Washington Mag. 28 BR 23 25.25 8.00 Mrs. Myles, Washington 38.25 Mrs. Britt, Washington BR 22 C. B. Braxton, Washington RJ 21 14.00 2.35 H: S. Baskerville, Washington DR 20 9.50 23.00 Mrs. Shorter, Washington GC 20 19.20 2.25 Margaret Cosby, Newp't N'sL&H 12 4.25 2.50 Mrs. Cardwell, Newport News RJ 12 6.00 Mrs. Puree. Washington BR 10 11.50 3.00 Mrs. Nell, WaAington RJ 8 11.50 8 4.00 Mrs• Dixon, Washington DR Mrs. Simms, Washington BR 6.75 6 6.00 Mrs Washington 6 BS 1.00 Paul Arkebauer. Washington Mag. 8 11.45 11.45 Lucy Johnson, Wash;ngton RJ 1 3.75 *Mrs. Shorter- Washington GC 8 21.30 *Mrs. Myles, Washington BR 42 39.00 Totals 21 colporteurs 483 $518.35 $146.30 THE NEW JERSEY CONFERENCE F. Thumwood, Field Missionary Secretary Place Book Hrs . Orders Del'd. Name 3.50 10.50 SCC 14 Mrs. E. Gibbs, Cranford WCC 7 6.75 E. Freeman, Newark 5.00 WCS 10 5.00 Mrs. M. Isaac, W. Point BR 35 5.00 11.00 *Wm. Fitschen, J. City 8.50 WCS 19 8.25 H. Coburn, Elizabeth Misc 23 8.03 4.55 F. Frankel, Elizabeth 35.75 .25 Mrs. R. Harras, Jersey City WC 22 4.60 Mrs. A. Glinkin, Clifton BS 16 9.60 Mrs: C. Dolan, Paterson Mag. 12 10.00 10.00 Misc 38 40.25 5.00 K. Asplund, Elizabeth J. Martin, Newark SCC 5 12.00 .25 *Mrs. R. Harras, J. City WCS 18 25.75 1.75 RJ H. Waddington, L. Branch 7 9.00 1.00 J. Gould, E. Orange OD 30 18.00 1.00 W. Mundy, Newark OD 36 15.50 2.75 W. Haring, Morris Co. WCS 25 9.75 9.75 J. Cheripko, Newark GC:OD 38 21.25 47.50 Mrs. J. Jenssen, Paterson Misc 9 4.45 8.20 Mrs. L. Penniwell, Montclair SCC 29 3.60 13.70 Mrs. M. Harvey, Montclair SCC 15 7.50 11.20 F. Myers, Newark PP 40 46.00 10.00 *Back reports. Totals 21 colporteurs 448 $311.93 $159.50 THE EAST PENNSYLVANIA CONFERENCE 0. C. Weller, Field Missionary Secretary Virgil Gibbons, Associate Secretary Joe Ledoni, Phila. OD 60 120.75 26.50 Carrie Morris, Phila. OD 44 78.00 9.65 Mamie Holmes, Phila. OD 42 43.50 2.00 Had. Filkill, Phila. RJ 42 20.25 10.00 M. Hollenbaugh, Millerburg ,GC 41 36.00 63.75 Wm. F,. Manbeck, Lebanon OD 41 23.00 15.25 I. H. Johnson, Millerburg GC 40 77.75 90.25 Ernest Williams, Phila. RJ 40 31.75 C. W. Loernz, Hazleton OD 40 30.25 60.00 Frank Fields, Phila. DR 39 24.75 1.50 H. G. Lewis, Nanticoke OD 37 21.25 26.25 David Warner, Phila. DR 35 20.25 Eliz. Winston, Phila. DR 35 19.00 19.75 Anna Falwell, Phila. OD 30 8.50 3.50 Rosa Boykins, Chester OD 26 22.50 .40 Jacob Wright, Phila. WCS 26 6,50 3.00 Ella Wright, Phila. RJ 21 11.00 Geo. Miller, Tower City RJ 20 10.75 .75 Annie Lowe, Phila. OD 20 25.00 Gertrude Jordan, Phila. RJ 20 18.75 Ada Hampton, Phila. RJ 19 27.25 22.75 Evelyn Gernet, Phila. BTS 17 41.00 James Street, Phila. RJ 15 9.75 4.00 Mrs. Chas. Knorr, Phila. OD 15 6.00 14.00 Samuel L. Keiter, Tower City RJ 14 13.25 John A. K. Lichty, Fullerton GC 6 10.00 J. W. Seitz, York WCS 5.50 9.90 *W. E. Smith, West Grove 5 RJ 3.50 18.00 *C. H. Dahlman, Media Misc 12 3.75 20.35 *M. Hollenbaugh, Millerburg GC 36 15.00 4.00 *Back reports. Totals 30 colporteurs 839 $784.50 THE WEST VIRGINTA CONFERENCE Geo. H Carter, Field Missionary Secretary C. H. Carter, Parkersburg RJ 44 48.25 Geo. H. Carter, Parkersburg RJ 52 68.00 Mrs. J. A. F9rd, Morgantown RJ 40 17.00 Laura Moyer, Hollidays Cove RJ 26 15.75 Totals 4 colporteurs 162 $149.00 425.55 .75 10.50 1.25 $12.50 When the strongholds of kings shall be overthrown. when the arrows of wrath shall strike through the hearts of His enemies, His people will be safe in His hands.P. K. p. 176. Columbia Union Visitor A BOOIC'A MONTH DIRECTORY FOR COLUMBIA UNION CONFERENCE OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS Office, 507 Flower Ave., Takoma Park, D. C. Telephone, Shephard 3163. President Secretary-Treasurer • Auditor Educational Secretary Field Missionary Sec'y Home Missionary Sec'y Missionary Volunteer Sec'y Religious Liberty Sec'y F. H. Robbins E. J. Stipeck E J. Stipeck J P Neff E M Fishell E. A. Manry J. P. Neff A J. Clark EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE F. H. Robbins, C. V. Leach, W. A. Nelson, W. M. Robbins, W. P. Elliott, H. J. Detwiler, D. A. Reese, J. P. Neff, B. G. Wilkinson, D. W. Reavis, Dr. A. W. Truman, H. H. Hamilton, E. M. Fishell, E. A. Manry, E. J. Stipeck. IMPORTANT NOTICE A Word to Subscribers We take this occasion to thank our COLUMBIA UNION VISITOR readers, for their interested, and sympathetic support of our union paper. We receive letters expressing ,your appreciation of the paper and we are glad that its visits to your reading table are anticipated and welcome. We believe and are thankful, as you say, that its weekly message of the progress of our beloved work in your own local field, and in your union, are a source of en-conragement- to. yqu• Some haVe expressed:,.appreciation Of the general articles of helpfulness, including those of the tri-monthly Medical Number; some have mentioned the page given every other week' to reports from our college; while some watch eagerly for the news notes of interest to local fields. For this steady, flow of reports and contributions we are indebted to our local and union conference workers, whose efforts are always on the alert, to inform you of the movements of the work. And for the expense, which is involved in publishing the VISITOR we are indebted to our local conferences. Each conference is willing to see to it that every member of every church receives the VISITOR, free of charge to himself personally. This expense is necessarily very heavy on the conferences, even when every one, whose subscription is paid for, is receiving the paper. But much greater becomes the expense, when two or more papers go to one person, or when they go to the wrong address. Many hours each week are spent, by a competent person, on the VISITOR subscription list of 6000 names, in an effort to keep- all addresses 'accurate and in good condition. But success in this depends largely on the cooperation of our Subscribers. 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We are confident that this "word to the wise is sufficient" and that your cooperation will mean a more accurate VisiToRi mailing list -and better insurance in the future, for your receiving your own paper regularly each week. .THE COLUMBIA UNION ''VISITOR (In 1932) Observing- Seventh-day Adcentists have seen a-marked change of late in the attitude of many persons toward our Ears formerly deaf are people and our publications. now keen to every Bible explanation of world conditions. Doors heretofore -closed to our workers and our literature are now open. Never have the opportunities nor the facilities fOr meeting them been larger. Never in all the history of our work has there been a time when it seemed that God Was more definitely touching hearts and making them impressionable than now. It is our day of opportunity, and from our homes and lives the light of truth should be shining out in clear, strong rays. God calls upon us to go forth with His Word and His love in our hearts, and the "literature in our hands," to those who are longing and waiting for help. "The things of this world, are soon to perish. This is not discerned by those who have not been divinely enlightened. 'Consecrated men and women must go forth to sound the warning in the highways and byways. You are God's spokesman. You are to speak the truth to perishing 'Souls."' "Literature in our hands." That is why our leaders are now suggesting that we each endeavor to sell "a-book a month." True, we are all busy with our many duties, but could we not with carefUl planning make the effort to sell at least one book a month (small, or large), to a neighbor, or friend, or merchant, or stranger? Who can tell what may be accomplished in that simple act each Month? Will you not think it.over prayerftilly, and then write your Book:: and Bible H - ouse. secretary for intnr: Illation as suitable book:S.- for such ; HeivilT be to you. glad to assist Ernest Lloyd. God calls for Christian families to go into the dark places of the earth, and work wisely and perseveringly for those who are enshrouded in spiritual gloom.—P. K. p. 172. ColuMbia-Union Conference-Notice is hereby given that the fourth quadrennial session of the Columbia Union Conference of Seventhday Adventists will be held at Jersey City, New Jersey, March 30' to .April 9, 1932. The first, meeting will be called Mardi 30 at 9:30 A.M. At this session officers-will be elected, plans laid for our future work, and other business considered. F. H. Robbins, Pres. E. J. Stipeck, Sec. Columbia Union Conference Association • Notice is hereby given that the fourth quadrennial session of the Columbia Union Conference Association of Seventh-fday Adventists of Washington, D. C., will be held at Jersey City, New Jersey, April 4, 1932 at 10:30 A.M., at which time trustees will be elected for the ensuing quadrennial period, and for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the meeting. F. H. Robbins, Pres. E. J. Stipeck, Sec.
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