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Butman chruch - and 1909. afterward. E. the include: of Abilene...
and 1909. afterward. E. the include: of Abilene R410: More Than 600 Honor As New Church Dedicated 5y JIM EWELL Reporter-New* Staff Writer BUTMAN COMMUNITY. Feb. 25. -- This Sundny wiD long remain, remain, deeply rooted ia the miiids of the Sam Butman family. It marked the realization of a dream--harbored for ten yecrs by Sam Butman, Sr., pioneer West Texas settler, to one day erect n church for tht rural folks of Mulberry Mulberry Canyon. Sunday, Sam Butman saw thJs church--a 532,000 white brick structure--dedicated structure--dedicated by the Rev. H. C. Smith, superintendent of the Abilene Abilene Methodist district, to the glory of Gwl and to the tervice of man." The church, nestling in tha c«n- :er of Mulberry Canyon, WAS chri- :ened the Pioneer Memorial Methodist Methodist Church as tribute to the early Texas settlen Jn this rural lomminity. Butman Community, namwi In honor of Sum Butman, Sr, who came hen"- Jn (lit 1 1880s. It located about ten miles southwest of Mer- kcl. MORE THAN 600 Threatening rain clouds and Riin- ty southern winds failed to dent UJP stfcnriance. More t h a n fiOO persons persons crowded into the 300-aent auditorium. auditorium. Tht? Rev. Robert L. Butler, Muu- uny Methodist minister, del.'vcrftd (he first Sunday morning nernion i:i tho new f hnpM, entitk-tl: "Wherotn Is Our SlivngUi." In Jiis dedication sormon, the RPV. Dwtlpf said "nur country i* awakening io th^ f a r t tJi«( snmr- tning has gone, ouf cf th* American iwl Our becoming depleted. "While we have been sleeping, spiritual sabotage has been going on," the minister asserted. "Our worst enemies are working from within," he said. The speaker stormed out at *uor interests, the amusement craze, Sabbath desecration, treason to God and the church, saying evils were undermining America's security. BUTMAN PRAISED The Rev : Rnticr praised (he Set BUTMAN, pg. 8, col. 3 MISS 2 MORE $100 Pickpockets Take CLYDE. Feb. S.l (HN'Si -- working plckpockcls. believed to Gypsies, were the object of a hunt Sundny night nftor * Clyde man was robbed of 5200. Don S. Clark, 74, of Clyde, auction burn worker in Abilene, gava this account to Callahan omii} and state ^police: Shortly before sundown Sundny, Gypsy-appearing couple with children drove up Into his yard Ihe youth side of his hou:*o. was chopping fire vond. Clark said the woman, atlircd xpennive looking clothing, approached approached him, »'Klng for vhe rosl- enet ftf a "Mr. Jone?.' 1 dark itld H k* wi«

Clipped from Abilene Reporter-News26 Feb 1951, MonPage 1

Abilene Reporter-News (Abilene, Texas)26 Feb 1951, MonPage 1
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