Title: Florida Baptist Witness: Gainesville First Baptist Church Historical Sketch July 11, 1929
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July 11, 1929 FLORIDA BAPTIST WITNESS Page Three

1000 Baptist Men and Women Students

at Gainesville in the Year

By P. L. Johnston.
With more than 400 Baptist young men
enrolled at the University of Floridi for
regular work and about 600 Baptist men
and women there for summer courses the

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Superintendent of the First Church Sunda:
School, Gainesville.

First Baptist Church of Gainesville has a
unusually large challenge and responsibility
from the standpoint of keeping up a prc
gram that will appeal to these 1,000 c
more Baptists that gather there throughout
twelve months.
It is the desire of The Florida Baptih
Witness to give to Florida Baptists sorn
idea of this big task that they have at th
state university city-and this does not ir
clude the work that must be conducted ,
Tallahassee where nearly 350 Florida Bay
tist young women attend college durir
the year.
Recently I made a visit to Gainesvil
for a Conference with Pastor McCaul an
Rev. Maxie Collins, Jr., student past
and discussed the plans for the Gainesvil
issue that is being published this week.
am grateful to both of these brethren f(
their fine co-operation and the sever;
merchants at Gainesville for their advertise
Also we are indebted to Mr. J. Mcl
Ridgell, Secretary of the Gainesville Chanrt
ber of Commerce, and the University i
Florida business management for their ii
terest and valuable assistance in furnishir
cuts, pictures and articles. It is fine 1
see so many Baptists active as membe
of the University of Florida faculty. Mei
tion of them appears elsewhere in this issi
of the paper.

Dr. Murphree
This story would not be complete with-
out mention of that great educator and
Christian statesman, the late Dr. A. A.
Murphree. Fortunately I have on my desk
condensed chapters of "The Life and
Work of Dr. A. A. Murphree", written by
Mr.. 0. K. Armstrong. In these chapters
Mr. Armstrong tells of the going of Dr.
Murphree to the University of Florida in
1909 and how the institution grew from a
student enrollment of 100 to more than
2,000 in 1927. While we cannot devote
more space to Dr. Murphree now we do
wish to pay tribute to this noble Baptist.
Later on we will carry the series of articles
that Mr. Armstrong has so kindly furnish-
ed us.
Here are the articles furnished us by
Dr. McCaul and Brother Collins. But be-
fore we go on with these accounts I want
to thank Mr. Collins for his work in this
connection. We shall miss him and his
wife from our state as they leave August 1
for South Carolina and this fall will enter
the Baptist Seminary at Louisville, Ky.

President of the First Church and Santa Fe
W. M. U.

Blessings on this fine couple and may the
Lord give them good success all along their


The First Baptist Church, Gainesville,
Florida, was organized in 1870 and Rev.
J. H. Tomkies was the first pastor. At
the time, the congregation did not own a
building, but one was erected in 1875 on
the corner of West Main and Masonic
reets. The membership was small in

number but under the faithful leadership
of the various pastors the church enjoyed
a gradual growth in numbers, influence and
zeal until it is at present one of the great
churches of the state.
The following ministers have served as
pastors: J. H. Tomkies, C. V. Waugh, J.
F. Eden, P. W. Corr, H. M. King, J. C.
Newman, W. T. Hundley, J. T. Betts (Sup-
ply), J. B. Holley, S. B. Rogers, J. J.
Cloar, N. B. O'Kelley, and Thos. V. Mc-
In 1897 a new brick edifice was erect-
ed on the corner of University and Vir-
ginia avenues. (Now the First Christian
Church). Among those who were tireless
and devoted in their labors for this new
building were brethren Robt. McClellan,
J. E. Waugh and Mrs. John M. Taylor.
In 1894 the membership numbered 123
and the total gifts to all purposes during
that associational year amounted to
$491.58. Brother Robt. McClellan was
Superintendent of the Sunday School
which had an enrollment of 56. Then fol-
lowed years of steady growth until finally
it became necessary to build another edifice
in keeping with the needs of the congre-
gation, the growth of the city and the in-
creasing numbers of University students
who worshipped and worked with the
Dr. Thos. V. McCaul became pastor in
May 1922 and immediately pastor and
members began to foster the enterprise of
a new and adequate church plant. The
present splendid edifice was built at an
approximate cost of $150,000.00 and the
first service in the new building was held
on September 14, 1924.
Work on the new plant began in August
1923. The edifice is built of red tapestry
(Continued on Page 15)

Teacher of the Mens' Bible Class,
First Church, Gainesville,
Successor of Dr. Murphree.



"If you are under the age of 65, get a
college degree," Dr. Ludd M. Spivey,
president of Southern college, told the
summer school student body in his ad-
dress several days ago.
"Let no one discourage you about get-
ting a degree," he said. "It is never too
late to go to school. You have got to
live through the future that lies inevit-
ably before you; so you might as well be
increasing your knowledge and equipping
yourselves more thoroughly.
"Five years from now you will not be
allowed to teach in the public schools of
Florida unless you have a college degree,"
President Spivey predicted. "Our stand-
ards of education in America are mount-
ing steadily, and it is absolutely necessary
that those who teach vur children be
equipped with more than a mere smatter-
ing of knowledge.

President R. K. White of the Norman
Junior College is in Florida speaking in
Tampa in the interest of the local juvenile
work under the direction of Dr. W. B.
Lanier, prominent Florida Baptist layman,
and Dr. A. M. Bennett, pastor of the
Palm Avenue Baptist Church. President
White will be the principal speaker this
week at the weekly meetings of the Ro-
tary, Kiwanis, Lions and Civitan clubs
and next Sunday will be the guest speak-
er at the First Baptist Church, Tarpon
Springs, Fla. President White was the
guest last week of his former pastor, Dr.
E. S. Alderman, who celebrated his fifth
anniversary as pastor of the First Bap-
tist Church, Lake Wales, Fla.
-Christian Index.

We are very glad to see the courageous
step of Florida Baptists in increasing
their paper, The Florida Baptist Witness,
from sixteen to twenty-four papes. Editor
Johnston and his associates are producing
a readable and helpful paper.
-Christian Index.

Behold thy mother.-Jesus.
The mother is the supreme asset of
national life.-Theodore Roosevelt.
The greatest heroine in the world is the
mother.-Orrison Marden.
We women can do anything we wish
with men-if we begin with them when
they are little boys.-Lady Astor.

All that I have accomplished in life I
owe to my mother.-Dwight L. Moody.
My mother was the making of me. I
must not disappoint her.-Thomas A.
A kiss from my mother made me a
painter.-Benjamin West.

Members of the Mens Brotherhood of
the Thomasville First Baptist church,
named officers to serve for the coming
twelve months. James K. Harper was
chosen as president: L. S. Crosby, vice-
president, and J. M. Holder will be sec-
retary-treasurer. There were 125 men
present and they were served by women
of the church.

A chicken dinner in honor of the men
of Woodlawn church, Jacksonville was
given in the church parlors, July 5, the
Rev. M. J. Bouterse, pastor, presiding. A
Brotherhood was organized with Mr. T.
0. Kessler elected president.

A country storekeeper wrote the follow-
ing letter to his wholesale merchant after
an urgent request for payment of his bill:
"Dear Sir: I am running my own busi-
ness and I do not need any one to tell

me how. I have my own system. At
the end of each month, I put all of my
bills in a large basket -and have the clerk
blindfolded, to draw out as many as I
can pay with the money I have on hand.
If you continue to harass me with your
letters, I will not even put your bill in
the basket."

The First Baptist Church of Orlando,
Fla., under the able ministry of Dr. J.
Dean Adcock is going forward in a re-
markable way. The prayer and praise
meetings each Wednesday are growing in
attendance and power. Last Wednesday
we had one of the best meetings ever held
in the Old First Church. Dr. Adcock is
preaching with greater spiritual power
than ever before.
The number of new members received
since March 1 is 336. The number of new
contributors is 44. The total offering for
the quarter $8,340.60. At present we have
all bills paid to date and money in the
treasury. It has been a number of years
since the church's finances were in such
a good condition.
A number of our young people are pre-
paring to attend the Assembly at DeLand.
-Miss Mary G. Dudley.

Let us work! Poor souls are dying:
Let us work while strength is given!
Let us work! The time is flying:
Work on earth and rest in heaven!
-A. McCraig.

A Pastoral Epistle to Hymenaeus
By President Lincoln Hulley. That is what you ought to do, to r
yourself of the evil passions that have
Dear Hymenaeus: gripped your soul, and which drag you
I hear a man say once that you were down to perdition.
a.good Christian, but there was a peculiar Your god-father in Saint Pauls day was
look in your eyes as I gazed at you which a heretic, a man of secret avowals con-
made me doubt it. trary to those of his brethren.
To myself I said that man is a man The fundamental things of the Chris-
of lust, is passing himself off as a pure tian religion you do not believe. They
minded, devout fellow, but needs close- no longer have any power over your life.
watching. The glorious teachings of Jesus and his
Your name caught my attention, and I saints you have repudiated, and you now
saw it was a Latin name, and that you cling to all sorts of foolish principles.
had been connected with Hymen, and Worst of all you make a parade of your-
that you are a son of Bacchus and Venus. self as a saint which you are not. Really,
Your character has grown clearer to whose child are you?
me from day to day. Look deep down It is rumored that you do not pay your
into the crevices and abysses of your debts, that you no longer love your home,
own heart, and you will see ravenous wild that you are not to be trusted in business.
* beasts of lust there. There is just one thing to do, Hymen-
You cant fool everyone, and you ought aeus, to get back from the slough of
to be ashamed of yourself: There is a worldliness where. you are, and that is to
deadly pollution in your soul, and you repent of your sins, face about and do
need to be cleansed of it. the first things of Christ all over again.
Your own condition explains why you That great ever-watchful eye of God
cant be strict in church discipline, if there is on you. You can never escape him. He
is any such thing nowadays. will call you to account. He will strip you
Jesus said: Pluck out your eyes and bare of all pretense, and all heresy, and
cut off your hands, if they become in- set you up as a sign to all to beware of
struments of sin. the traitor and heretic.

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the degree of Master of Arts and Sciences.
THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS FOR MEN-Sixteen Carnegie units required for admission.
Twenty-one departments in'all.
THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS FOR WOMEN-A woman dean, separate dormitories for
women, and a separate gymnasium.
THE COLLEGE OF LAW-Course leading to LL. B. degree. Graduates admitted to practice in
Florida without examination.
THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING-Courses in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Chemical
engineering leading to degrees.
THE COLLEGE FOR TEACHERS-Especially for Florida Teachers, strong normal courses and
special Teachers' Courses.
THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS-Besides Banking, Bookkeeping, Accounting, Shorthand, Type-
writing, courses in History, Law, Economics and Finance.
THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC-Separate teachers for piano, pipe organt violin, voice, harmony, and
chorus work.
THE SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS-Free hand and life drawing. Painting in oil, water colors, Xs
pastel, etc.
organic Chemistry, qualitative and quantitative analysis, Agricultural Chemistry, --
Mineralogy, Geology, etc.
2. THE PRE-MEDICAL COURSE-Physiology, Biology, Anatomy, Bacteriology, Histology,
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July 11, 1929

Page Nine


One of the most delightful rallies of
the year was held at Elfers, Mrs. M. M.
McBee, Associational President, in charge.
There was an especially fine delegation
from New Port Richey. We were sorry
not to remain for the afternoon program
which was in charge of the young people.
Pasco Association has made an enviable
record during the past year.

Miss Crain is one of this year's grad-
uates from the W. M. U. Training School
at Louisville, Ky. On June llth she was
appointed by the Northern Bbard .hs
educational director in Burma, India.
Miss Crain writes, "I am so happy be-
cause it is the realization of my girlhood
dreams." She expects to sail about August
15th. Her Florida friends wish her God-
speed in her great undertaking.

Concerning Miss Fletcher
Miss Fletcher's friends will regret to
learn that she is still ill in Pensacola.
After leaving the hospital other trouble
developed. She is now in the home of
Mrs. May Wehmeier, 1107 E. Jackson St.,
Pensacola. Her friends will unite in pray-
ing for her speedy recovery. Miss Fletcher
is very grateful for every kindness during
her illness.

Mrs. W. L. HarreUl.
Those girls who have put Ridgecrest
Camp in their summer plans can hardly
wait for June each year. This year, the
sixth camp, 260 girls from nineteen south-
ern states and six foreign countries gather-
ed for ten days of real inspiration and a
better acquaintance of Jesus. Each morn-
ing the bugle call reminded the girls of,
"So here hath been dawning another blue
day, think wilt thou let it slip useless
away?" Each one did full justice to the
delicious breakfast.
Dr. W. E. Danham, teacher at Baptist
Bible Institute, New Orleans, led as the
8th Chapter of Romans was studied and
memorized. From ten A. M. until 10:50
the girls talked over Y. W. A. Methods.
Class periods were from 10:50 until 12:00
A. M. The teachers, Misses Emma Leach-
man, Doris Knight, Minnie Landrum, and
Carrie Littlejohn, led out in thinking over
the wide world.
The afternoon was given to hikes, ten-
nis, swimming, horseback riding, or rest-

ing. It is enough to say that Mrs. Cox
was there for Vesper time. She and Dr:
Cox drove over from Memphis. Her theme
was "Adventuring with Christ along the
Highway". Be sure to read her addresses
in the new Y. W. A. magazine, "The
Window"'. First copy will appear in Sep-
tember. Price of magazine is $1.00 per
From 8:00 to 9:15 p. m. programs were
varied-stunts from states, talent time, a
reception, addresses by missionaries and
Miss Mallory.
Florida had only ten Y. W. A.'s attend-
ing the camp and about twenty visitors.
Misses Laurel Armstrong, DeLand, Eliza-
beth O'Kelley, Jacksonville, and Frances
Tobolio, Tampa, are spending the entire
summer at Ridgecrest. Each girl who
spoke the closing night of the Camp ex-
pressed her desire to follow Jesus more
closely and to be prepared to "Go into
all the world." Several said, "Here am I,
send me." Miss Minnie Landrum sails
for Brazil July 6, and Miss Doris Knight
for China August 29. They meant much
to the Y. W. A, Camp.
Congratulations to Miss Mather for
ten days of indescribable jpy and inspira-

Culled from Correspondence

Mrs. J. S. Huddleston, Bowling Green,
sends a fine list of names of those who
have studied "Cuba fro Christ". We ap-
preciate .this service.
Dade City Intermediate G. A. has com-
pleted "Ann of Ava" and sends request
for awards. The W. M. S. studied "The
Plan of Salvation". Mrs. R. D. Sistrunk
writes, "We are hoping to have another
class soon in "Woman and Stewardship."
Circle No. 2, First Church, Tampa, has
completed "The Larger Stewardship". Mrs.
Burdette Smith sends a goodly list of
nomes for awards.
Century has organized two new organi-
zations, an R. A. and Alberta Lee Davis
G. A. Mrs. A. G. McDavid is counselor
for both organizations. Eddie McNeil is
Ambassador-in-Chief of the R. A. and
Annie Ruth Crosby president of the G. A.
Dr. and Mrs. J. L. White, Miami, will
be in Asheville, N. C., care of McConnell
Bros. for three months, enjoying a much
needed vacation.
Mrs. Stewart Long, State Stewardship
Chairman, will be away for the summer.
At present she is visiting her daughter at
Bennettsville, S. C.

Mrs. H. C. Peelman
Mrs. N. C. Wamboldt, State Secretary Mrs. W. A. Burns,
President Emerita, Vice-President
President Emerita, Mrs. W. L. Harrell, Panama City
Jacksonville Young People's Sec'y.. T. Monrie,
Mrs. E. C. Bostick, 210 Baptist Bldg. Recording Secretary
President, Lakeland Jacksonville, Florida. Apopka

Rev. Harry A. Day is in charge of the
R. A. at his church for the summer as
the counselor is away. Concerning the
Delray Assembly he writes as follows,
"You should have been with us this morn-
ing and heard the "Assembly Echoes"
from twelve of our young people, three
volunteers for foreign service and two for
home service. At-the close of the service
I don't believe there was a dry eye in the
house. Two of the girls united with the
church for Baptism. They had formerly
confessed Christ in our Sunday School."


By Louis J. Bristow, Superintendent

I have just read in this morning's
paper that a certain woman who died
recently left $27,500 for the tuberculosis
hospital at Greenville Springs, Louisiana.
It was my privilege to attend the dedica-
tory exercises of that hospital about 18
months ago while supplying the pulpit of
the First Baptist Church at Baton Rouge.
It is a -fine and noble thing this woman
has done. Her legacy will aid in the care
of the afflicted who so much need care.
I am wondering if there is not a South-
ern Baptist who has as much ability and
as much faith in the Southern Baptist
Hospital in New Orleans as that woman
had in the hospital near Baton Rouge? A
gift like hers would do a great work
through this hospital.
New Orleans, La:

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(Continued from Page 3)
brick, trimmed with stone, and the wood-
work is of birch with natural walnut
The main auditorium with galleries will
seat 1200 and the Sunday School building
is constructed on the latest departmental
plan for the eight departments of a modern
Sunday School. The ground floor of the
entire plant includes General Assembly
room and Social Hall, banquet rooms,
Teacher Training room, Boy Scouts' room,
and kitchen and all other modern con-
A distinctive feature of this church is
the elevated Baptistry with plate glass


Dr. Thomas Vaden McCaul, Pastor of
the First Baptist Church, Gainesville, Fla.,
was born in Charles City County, Virginia.
He received his early educational train-
ing in the public schools of Richmond,
later attending Richmond College (now
University of Richmond), where he re-
ceived his A. B. degree. He received an
M. A. degree from the University of Vir-
ginia, when he had finished his graduate
work there.
Dr. McCaul received his theological
training at Baptist Seminary in Louis-
ville, Kentucky, where he received his
Master of Theology degree. The honorary
D. D. degree was conferred upon him by
his alma mater, the University of Rich-
During the war, Dr. McCaul saw ser-
vice both in this country and overseas.
While in France he was secretary of the
religious department of the Y. M. C. A.
with the S. 0. S. Division at Tours. For
his services here he received honorable
mention from the War Work Council.
After the war he spent several months in
traveling over Europe.
Among the official positions that he
holds are: Chairman of the City-County
Welfare Committee; Chairman ,of the Ad-
visory Welfare Committee to City Com-
missioners; member of State Mission Board

of Florida; The Florida Representative
of the Home Mission Board; Florida Re-
presentative Hospital Commission.
Dr. McCaul is a past president of the
Kiwanis Club, he is a member of the Blue
Lodge of Masonry, a Knight Templar, and
a Tall Cedar. He is one of the charter
members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon social
Before coming to Gainesville Dr. Mc-
Caul was pastor in.South Carolina.
He has been pastor of the First Baptist
Church of Gainesville for the past seven


Under the leadership of Dr. Thos. V.
McCaul, Pastor, and Mr. E. R. Simmons,
Superintendent, who have been assisted by
an able corps of officers and teachers, the
Sunday School of the First Baptist Church
of Gainesville has experienced a phenom-
inal growth during the past two years.
The enrollment of all departments on
(Continued on Page 21)

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front and a beautiful art glass window in
the rear, representing the Jordan river.
From the bottom of this window, the water
flows over rocks into the baptistry, giving
a beautiful and realistic presentation of
the ordinance of baptism. This baptistry.
and window are given in memory of W. B.
Taylor by his family.
In May, 1922, the known membership
of the church numbered approximately 350
and the total gifts to all causes for the
Associational year ending October 1921
amounted to $5,368.02. The present mem-
bership is 1150 and the total gifts of the
church during the Associational year end-
ing October 1928 amounted to approxima-
tely $33,815.12.
There have been 100 additions this yeai
-30 by baptism. This church fosters a
mission at Fairbanks, which has a mem-
bership of 16. Thirty-five enrolled in
Sunday School and 22 in B. Y. P. U.
The church and all its organizations
are in flourishing condition, and best of
all-God is with us.

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Page Fifteen

July 11, 1929


It looks good to see the boys cutting
and bringing in loads of nicely cured hay.
They are working at it today and it was
a joy to see them helping the home in
this way and thus helping themselves.
Our Farmers report shiws they are pro-
ducing milk for the home at twelve and
a half cents a gallon. The only unsatis-
factory thing about it is that we have
-not room enough for a larger number of
cows, as we could use three times as
much milk as we are getting.

Mrs. John D. Griner, of Waynesboro,
Ga., the daughter of Mrs. C. A. Ridley,
our large girls' matron, is visiting her
mother, and while on the visit she has
joined the girls in the sewing room and
is assisting them in their sewing. They
are making up what material they have
in the sewing room, but we find it very
limited. Bolts of unmade goods for sum-
mer clothing both for boys and girls
would be very acceptable.

Sunday, July 1, was a happy day for
us at the Home. Thirty-five of our boys
and girls united with the First Baptist
Church and the following Wednesday
evening they were Baptised. We try to
be careful in our dealings with the chil-
dren in the home so that we will make
no mistakes. There is a religious environ-
ment which influences the children so that
a child is not in the home very long un-
til they want. to join the church. Last
Sunday evening all of the children who
had joined the church occupied reserved
seats in our Chapel and the Superintend-
ent talked to them about what the Chris-
tain Life meant. It was very impressive
to the children, when at the close of the
services these thirty-five boys and girls
stood and dismissed the congregation by
repeating the Lord's Prayer.

It might be of interest to Friends over
the State to know something about the
religious life of our Home. We try not
to burden the children with services, but
at the same time 'our religious organiza-
tion is such that the children feel a Spir-
itual influence and environment. We
have a short service in our dining room
preceding the breakfast hour each morn-
ing. This service is conducted by the
children in some dormitory, the differ-
ent dormitories alternating in the service.
We have our Sunday School in the Home
Chapelt each Sunday morning at, 9:30
o'clock. We have our Evening Preaching
Service at the Home in the Chapel. The
older children have the privilege of at-

tending Sunday morning services at the
First Baptist Church. Wednesday Eve-
ning we have our Prayer Meeting in the
different branches of the B. Y. 'P. U.
Chapel. Friday evening is given to the
work, with two Juniors, two Intermedi-
ates and a Senior. Saturday afternoon
our Sun Beam Band meets. We encour-.
age Bible Reading and personal devotion
on the part of the children. We employ
Christian workers who are willing to do
their part of the Christian service re-

For the past week receipts in our of-
fice: Moline, $3.04; Mt.-Dora, $23.21;
Dunellon, Heidtsville, $0.80; Ft. White,
Elim, $1.50; Longwood $10.89; Braden-
ton, W. A. Smith, $2; Miami, Carl
Holmes, Jr., $10; Loughman, $4.40;
Lake Monroe, $1; Winter Beach, $2;
Personal Children of the Home, $100; St.
Petersburg, W. M. S., First Church, $19;
Montbrook, $2.25; Plant City, Second,
$6.32; Green Cove Springs, R. J. Riges-
ter, $1; Ehren, Mrs. H. C. Douglas and
family, $1.34;; Brooksville, $7.46; Plant
City, B. J. Rhame, $10; Bartow Chil-
dren's Support, $20; Eau Gallie, $1.65;
Bunnell, $7.96; Green Cove Springs,
Black Creek, $5.50; Century, $3.30.
Total, $244.22.
Our receipts are distressingly small
You notice only $244.22 received at the
.home and one hundred of this was given
from the Children's' Service at the home,
then we received only $732.17 from Dr.
Brittain making a total of $976.39 to pay
the month's bills of about $3,500 and in
addition we have been running behind in
our per cent from the Program Receipts
for the last few months. What Are We
to Do?

Caloosahatchee Valley Sunday School
Associational Meeting at Punta Gorda Bap-
tist Church Sunday July 7th at 2:45 P. M.
The program follows: Devotional, Rev.
Ellis Rasmussen. The Sunday School as
a Soul-Winning Field, Rev. W. H. Ed-
wards; The Church Using the Sunday
School Organization in the Revival Meet-
ing, Dr. C. T. Tew; The Sunday School
and Continuous Soul-Winning, W. F. Cone;
The Sunday School Conserving the Re-
sults of Evangelism; R. L. Thorhpson; Re-
ports; Business; Awarding Banners.
The above is the program for our regu-
lar monthly meeting. We are having some
fine meetings and great good is being ac-

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complished thru them. In publishing this
announcement please urge all Sunday
School officers and teachers in this dis-
trict to attend these meetings.. We award
attendance and efficiency Banners. Effic-
iency is for highest school average on the
six point record system. First Chucrh, Ft.
Myers, has carried home this banner each
time. Punta Gorda Church has won the
attendance banner last two meetings.
-R. L. Thompson, Assoc. Supt.

Fine Revival just closed at Mt. Tabor
Church, just North East of Plant City,
about nine miles.
Beginning June 17th Rev. Earl Lewis
preached each evening for two weeks, in
our revival. Not only the church was
revived, but many of the hardest had been
thought for years impossible case's, came
to the Lord under the great and convincing
messages delivered by the Evangelist.
Rev. Lewis closed a fine meeting at
Broadway Baptist Church, Tampa, and
came to help us on Monday. Bro. Lewis
is a-young Evangelist, and beyond a doubt
the Lord's power is demonstrated through
his life and messages.
Sunday afternoon we had one of the
largest crowds; many had ever seen at a
baptism, as the great number was baptiz-
ed in the Lake at Lakeland. Bro. Lewis
is leaving for Georgia and North Carolina
about July 8th. His fine wife and two
girls will go with him. He will preach in
North Georgia.
Brother Lewis thanks the fine people
from Plant City, Tampa, Lake Wales and
Lakeland, and many other places, for at-
tending this revival. We know Bro. Lewis
has been preaching now about twenty-two
weeks every day except about eleven days.
Those who wish his help can get in touch
with him at Lithia, Fla. -Reporter.

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Twenty-Sixth Season
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Phone or write J. F. EARL,
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July 11, 1929

(Continued from Page 15)
January 15th, 1928, was 580. On June 16
the General Secretary's report showed an
enrollment of 859, not including the Cradle
Roll, Home Department, or Student Clas-
ses. The Cradle Roll has an enrollment of
230, the Home Department has an enroll-
ment of 45, and the student department has
an enrollment of 1.50, which brings the
total enrollment to 1284.
The enrollment by departments is as
follows: Cradle Roll, 230, Mrs. J. F. Vagts,
Superintendent; Beginners Department, 73,
Miss Lillian Foulks, Supt.; Primary De-
partment, 129, Mrs. William Hawkins,
Supt.; Junior Department, 127, Miss Avis
Walker, Supt.; Intermediates, 81, Mrs.
Everett Robinson, Supt.; Young People's
Department 219, Rev. Maxie Collins, Supt.;
Adult Department, 354, Dr. J. E. Turling-
ton, Supt.; General Officers, 7. Home De-
partment, 45. Total 1284.
The entire school is completely graded.
Each Department has its own assembly
room, and the church plant provides ample
space for all class rooms. Regular Baptist
literature is used throughout the school,
and the new graded lessons are used in all
departments through the Intermediate De-
The Sunday School held a training
school during May, and a large number
of diplomas and seals were awarded. A
regular system of teacher training is carried
on, there being an average of from ten to
twenty members all during the year who
are studying some book in the King's
Teacher Course.

Greenwood, South Carolina
In the heart of the old South and its
culture. Ideal surroundings. De-
lightful Piedmont climate free from
ills of high or low altitude. Remark-
able health record. Tennis, Arch-
ery, Hockey, etc. Beautiful campus,
seventy-five acres. Modern conven-
iences. New furniture. Full A grade.
Standard courses. A. B. and B. Mus.
degrees. Fifty-eight years of high
service. Strong Faculty. Trains many
teachers. Graduates in high demand.
Enthusiastic students, devoted alum-
nae. Fine home-life, reverent faith,
spiritual atmosphere. Rates low.
Largest attendance In history. Early



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The W. M. U. of the Gainesville Bap-
tist Church is composed of the following
organizations: W. M. S., Pres. Mrs. J. F.
Moon; Margaret Gross Y. W. A., Mrs.
Margaret Gross, Counselor; Pauline Moody
Y. W. A., Mrs. Pauline Moody, Counselor;
Intermediate G. A., Mrs. Fred Johnson,
Leader; Junior G. A., Mrs. C. S. Brooking,
Leader; R. A., Mrs. J. E. Turlington,
Leader; Sunbeams, Mrs. Will Lucius,
We are glad to report our W. M. S.
A-1 for 1928, but we want more than
that. Our aim is W. M. U. A-1 in the
near future. We are earnestly praying that
God will give us a vision of our respon-
sibilities to the Young People and Chil-
dren of our church. If we fail to win and
train them for our Master's Service, we
are falling far short of our duty to them
and our Savior "Who gave All for us:"
We have. made some progress in all
phases of our work in the past year, espec-
ially in an educational way. We have
had many classes in Bible and Mission
Studies, also studies in "Why and How in
W. M. U." One thing that we are thank-
ful for, is that each organization made a
definite pledge to our cooperative program
and feel sure every pledge will be met.
As we are beginning another year's
work, we pray that God will give us a
vision of the great task- that is ours and
may we as a W. M. U. reconsecrate our
lives to His service. We know He is lead-
ing and we can do all things through
Christ who will strengthen us. May we
prove ourselves true "Laborers together
with God."

B. Y. P. U.
The General B. Y. P. U. Organization
of the First Baptist Church, Gainesville,
Florida, is composed of six unions with
an active membership of 108. There are
one Junior, two Intermediate and three
Senior Unions,
The Senior Department has just been
reorganized with two unions for students
of the University Summer School, many of
whom are enthusiastic workers in B. Y.
P. U. There are also a large number of
inactive members or visitors.
The Juniors, 23 in number, are pro-
gressing splendidly under the leadership of
Mrs. J. E. Turlington, Mrs. Wm. Hawkins
and Mrs. G.. H .Blackmon. The T. N. T.
and Always Dependable Intermediates have
enthusiastic leaders in Mrs. Everett Robin-
son and Mrs. B. A. Stevens.
Miss Marie Torley is president of the
Portable Senior Union; while the Cloar-
McCaul and Peptomist Unions with Mark
Jordan and A. W. Tenney as presidents.
The Director, Rev. Maxie C. Collins
is also president of the Santa Fe B.Y.P.U.
Federation. The other general officers
are: Mrs. Maxie Collins, Mrs. Jimma

Clyatt, Asso. Directors, Mr. Leighton La
Fuse, Secretary, Mr. Holt Howard, Chor-
ister, Mr. Claude Murphree, Pianist.
The Organization meets for a fifteen
minute closing assembly and feature pro-
gram each Sunday. At the last Federa-
tion meeting the Gainesville unions won
the Attendance Banner and the T. N. T.
Union the Int. efficiency banner.
The First Baptist Church of Gaines-
ville fosters a mission at Fairbanks, Fla.,
which has an Intermediate Union with a2
enrolled-Zed Carter, Leader.

The Church sponsors Troop No. 3 of
the Gainesville Boy Scouts of America. The
Troop has a membership of 20, and is the
oldest troop in Gainesville, having been
organized in 1917. Garner B. Anchors is
Scoutmaster, and Messrs. Win. Hawkins,
Charles Prevatt, and Mormon Parrish form
the Troop Committee.

The Church is equipped with a three
manual Wurlitzer-Hope Jones Organ. An






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unusual feature of the organ is the loca-
tion of the console, which is on the audi-
torium floor in the center aisle of seats,
so situated that the organist faces the
Pastor and chor.
There are 12 ranks of pipes, not in-
cluding harp and chimes, and 45 stops, pro-
viding a maximum of flexibility in tone-
quality and management of stops. The
pipes are in three chambers, two at the
front of the church, on either side of the
baptistry, and one at the rear of the bal-
cony, a beautiful echo organ that includes
vox humana and chimes.
The organ was dedicated in September,
1924, and has been played ever since by
Claude L. Murphree, who is also organist
for the University of Florida. A ten-min-
utes recital is given each Sunday evening
before service.
The instrument was given by Misses
Annie Scarratt and Raffalia Wilson in
memory of their mother, Mrs. Ruth
Miss Constance Bishop has been for
many years the Director of the Choir,
which is composed of a chorus of twenty
mixed voices.

The student work of the Church is
under the direction of Rev. Maxie C. Col-
lins, Student Pastor. There are approxi-
mately 500 Baptist students at the Univer-
sity in the winter time and about 600 in
the summer school session. During the
winter months the Sunday School class,
taught by Mr. Collins, has an enrollment
of 150. The summer session Sunday
school class has an enrollment of about 200.
There are three student B. Y. P. U.'s which
have an enrollment of about 100-counting
associate student members.

The Church adopted the budget sys-
tem. The money is counted by the com-
mittee Sunday evening, duplicate deposit
slips are made, one placed in office file,
the other used for banking the money.
Financial records (card system) are kept
by church secretary and quarterly state-
ments are mailed subscribers to church
The Chairman has from two to five of

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of the Knife, X-Ray, Radium,
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I have personally known of a num-
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Hospital. The Kellams can and do
successfully treat Cancers.
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Student Pastor,
........ University of Florida.

his members assist him in che
collections, Sunday evening.
J. H. Babers, Chairman; B.
E. F. Beville, Wm. Hawkins, J.
vatte, Dr. G. B. Tison, I. P.
M. M. Parrish, F. H. Winston, G
ders, A. C. Smith, J. F. Vagts, R.

Board of Deacons
Robt. McClellan (Emeritus) ;
D. M. Tomkies, Chairman;
Bullard, G. H. Blackmon; D. R.
C. Fryer, S. M. Mixon, Dr. J. W.
J. M. Ogilvie, I. N. Parrish, E.
mons, J. M. Tison, D. M. Tom
J. E. Turlington, F. H. Winsto
Wynne, Wm. Hawkins, Chas. To

Dr. Chas. Touchton, Chairm
Chas. Swartz.

We feel some times that if o
ever grows as it should it
through bequests. The follow
were found in a benevolent p
and as they are so appropriate
them as a suggestion to friend
with this world's goods:
"It is not difficult to underst
most people do not like talking
matter of making a will., Life
kind to the majority of those
been able to accumulate property
making of a will requires recog
the fact we will not always be
manage otur affairs or continue
pleasures we have enjoyed.

"The subject is not a pleasant one and
the majority of us resent the necessity
for facing unpleasant things. There is
a slowly increasing percentage of our peo-
ple who are recognizing the value of a
will, when drawn, as a protection to
their children or heirs. A still smaller
number are coming to realize that in the
provisions of a will lie opportunities for
everlasting good, if a portion of their
properties is set aside to help carry on
those charitable and philanthropic works
they supported during life.
"Have you made a Will?
"If so, do you know it is one which
will stand if suit were brought to break
it? Have you had a lawyer look it over
and give you an opinion on its value?
"You may be one of those friends who
have been supporting this work for years.
Possibly you have been "father" or
"mother" to one of these needy children.
Through your regular contributions other
R., boys and girls have been helped to edu-
cation, support and a chance.
"What is going to happen to your part"
of this work when times makes its event-
ual claim? Who is going to carry on
king up this quiet steady part you were taking?"

C. Fryer, Contemporary allows as how it takes
C. Pre- over fifteen hundred nuts to hold an auto-
Timmons, mobile together. And only one to spread
. A. San- it all over the landscape.-The Globe.
W. Hall,
Young wife (to husband fixing balky
car): "What's causing the trouble, dear?"
Novice: "I don't know exactly, but I
think it's the exasperator."-Automobilist.

W. M.
Cox, B.
R. Sim-
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