Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas on July 10, 1969 · Page 4
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Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas · Page 4

Brownwood, Texas
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Thursday, July 10, 1969
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fhurs%, July 16, The Changing Minister ; the mtft- df God, like everything $ .thonging, the new ore o/fen a new &Vd their prime inter- tM muy be something different from Standing in a pulpit and talking twice on Sundays. G&ne tir£ the doyS, too, when the pastor was the dominant man in loim, A survey. % JOMft LINCOLN Associated Pfess Write* time when the local clefgyrnan was one of the few Educated men town is dead. Me twice was the sodair ar- bller and dictator in matters of education and business practices. And he did it all through his position of keeper of the faith and morals. His status was beyond challenge, feut this no longer is. true in an age of education and specialization. A recent survey indicated the public rates ministers »n J3th place in esteem, onij one percentage point ahead of politicians. But that changed status ha? not appreciably reduced the number of young men and won-en dedicating themselves to the ministry, a survey by members of The Associated Press and its staff in Texas shows. There may be an increase. Raising Standards One seminary, at least, is raising the standards required for admission, thereby reducing the number of potential min - isters. "We must be more demanding so we can turn out ministers who will last," said Dean' Prescott.Williams of the Austin Presbyterian Theological Sem-; inary,- "Those who earlier went, to the seminary for a good image in Uieir insurance business have dropped out." At the same time, a vast; turmoil is taking place in seminaries. This turmoil is taking the form of specialization and social work. And a great many !fl church] &ol long thereafter', MoyetS work find this specialization a*; became special assistant to ministers and preparation for I Presdieftt Johnson and finally > Social service not at all ad- j his prfesl secretary before be- verse to the calling of thei; earning publisher of the Long church. Island newspaper, N'ewsday. Some see it as a motemeril i An associate said, "John 1 to extend the church beyond the formally (then governor of fex- doors of the sanctuary. as and ofte of Johnson's closest t)ean Harvey Hudnall of the friends) is a really tough man fcpiscopal Theological Seminary j and he couldn't organize Lyn- of the Southwest was one of don. But that Moyers, who was those noting that theological just a kid, could organize him. ! Students are aiming at special He could get him to do the fields. things he should dd when none "They are studying to he of the rest of us could. I sup- specialized in careers such as pose it was Movers' genlle pa- hospital chaplins," he noted. Uience that did it." .,, I And down the drain went Mo- Soeifll Work lmeif§St iyers' plans to teach ethics at , Bavlor University, the Baptist And Dean Williams' comment- sc ^oo] at Waco «L "There has been an increase: f he draining away of min- in social work interest. isters lttlo sccu ja r W ork has, in -For example, one student some cases< reduce , 1e num . worked last year on the Oai- ^ of c)er g ymeI1 available to veston beach in a i.tUe A-frame , ead churches . -shelter, called The Good nis js par ,j cil i ar |v notice- Trip.' talking with surfers and ab)p sav church i eade V Si in the , telling them what life s about. ava , Hbn j tv of ministers for This summer he's on the Corpus small chu > ches where o!lly dedi . Christ! beaches. catjon tn God susta j ns the pas-' .hm CaldweH. director of ed- lors on lhe|r mjnu , e sa|aries ucation at St. Paul tinted Methodist CViurch in Amarillo, com- Second ThoUQhts pleted theological seminary 8 studies and earned a masters And some of the thinkers in degree in Christian education, denominational executives posts But he decided to pursue a are having second thoughts, too. career in social work outside about whether small churches the church. are to be applauded. Caldwell was ordained in a "If people can drive 50 miles j special ceremony by the church to a football game, they can ; recently "as a symbol of the drive 50 miles to a church if church" going out into the hey have o." commened Dr. world." Vernon Mohn, president of the "I desired and looked upon certification as a symbol to live and administer in the secular world," Caldwell said. "1 do feel I can better serve my conscience in the secular world, not forsaking my faith, but living it." He added, "I think the church needs to have more ministers ordained in these fields. This is where the ministering needs to be done, not only in their pa- Jansson's Wife Wants Sp Spree Stopped ! SANTA MONICA. Calif. (AP> — Actor David Jansscn's estranged wife says he is spesding j large sums on presents for ac-! tress Rosemary Forsyth and at the Las Vegas gaining tables, it Southern District of the American Lutheran Church. Mrs. Peggy Coekrum of the synod of Texas. Presbyterian Churches in the United Slates, said the small churches are "no big problem bu admied that "ministers don't want to go to small churches with 60 of fewef members." She said one suggestion for improvement had been "that each area attempt to arrange for each minister have at least 250 members to care for." Dr. Mohr said of the number of available pastors: "We could use more, but the fewer number is forcing churches to band together." Bill Easter called the system of placing parish ministers "a Russian roulette" and "a study of neglect." Easter is an Episcopal minister at St. Paul's on the Plains in Lubbock. pretty well," Easter said, "but there is no way to measure the slot." 'Clergy Restlessness' Easter is preparing a book- length study of "clergy restlessness." He said clergymen suffer today from three levels of deprivation: personal, job and institutional. "One of lhe things going on is a desire to specialise in an age of spt'cilization." he said. "The parish ministry is lhe last of the generalists." Easter mentioned a study which showed clergymen were ranked 13th in public esteem o( all professions, just one percentage point ahead of politicians. "The people no longer know what role the clergyman plays in society," he said. "And this restless Ag Sftting on DDT Facts/ Says Solon 'You must fee outto ydur gourd —you call THAT REPARATIONS!" (AP) - Seh. Gaylord A. Msoh has charged the tiepafimetit of Agriculture with sitting oft a report condemning the general use of DDT. Agriculture officials denied any such report exists, but did announce Wednesday the department had ordered a temporary hall if) the use of nine persistent or long-lasting pesticides —including DDT—in government pest control programs. The Wisconsin Democrat called on Secretary of Agriculture Clifford M. Hardifi to ban use of the toxic pesticide altogether. Nelsofi said the department has kept the report quiet be* cause "they haven't done any^ thing about it." Dr. G. W. Irviftg Jr.. administrator of the USDA's agricultural research service, and Harry W. Hays, director of the pesticides regulation division, said Many or damed ministers, and even seminary students, have decided that greater satisfaction can be found b - v specializing Carrier CARRIER ROOM AIR CONDITIONER Salei t S»rvic« 4000 BTU P»f Hr; ro ' 30,000 BTU Ptr Hr. CompleU easy financing, Collier Distributing Co. 120 5. Broadway 646-7467 Moyers Made Move One of the more noted Texans who moved from the ministry i to other fields in recent years i : is Bill Moyers, a graduate of the , Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary at Fort Worth and a student of religion at the Uni-j I versity of Edinburgh. j j '-But he was drawn to Lyndon j B. Johnson when Johnson was ia senator and became an aide,! i and then deputy director of the! ; Peace Corps. ; , , clothes and jewelry for Miss Porsyth. Also, the petition said. Janssen dropped $6,700 at the Caesar's Palace casino in Las ; Vegas in April. Mrs. Janssen, who has sued her husband for separaet maintenance, asked the court to appoint a receiver to manage their community property, totaling about $1 million. Janssen, who has filed a crosssuit for divorce, starred in the television series "The Fugitive." , ed toward social work. j Jim Caldwell explained his decision to go into social work I apart from the church which or, dained him: "I feel that the I church has a great responsi- 1 bility and a potential to be a tremendous force. 1 also feel 1 they are keeping me from doing this. "I feel there is a need to get ; out into the world. I feel the church should support ministers : to work in the world. Not to I work in the traditional way, but i for social betterment." Police Knew Of McMillan Plans To Jump Bond DALLAS (AP) — Peace officers knew black militant Ernest McMillan planned to jump bond but were unable to obtain a warrant for his arrest, the Dallas News reported today. McMillan, a field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, failed to appear for trial Monday on a charge of evading induction into the armed forces. U. S. Dist. Judge Joe Estes ordered a July 24 hearing for McMillan to show why his $5.000 bond should not be forfeited and set a new bond of $10.000. i The News reported these details: Police learned in advance that McMillan, 24, had arranged to . fly to New York. After federal. 1 state and city officers failed to obtain a warrant, they watched him board an airliner with a companion June 20. The two ; were said to be en route to a Greenwich, Conn., rally. Informed sources said agents i presumably met McMillan's : plane in New York but they no j longer know his whereabouts, j indicating he had evaded sur! veillance. Old French Quarter Saved From Intrusion of Highway By BILL CRIDER Associated Press Writer NEW ORLEANS lAP) - The city's old French Quarter. long a mecca for fun-loving tourists, has been saved from the intrusion of a six-lane highway. The highway project was officially put to death in Washington Wednesday, leaving defenders of tradition in a state of euphoria and the city with a $1.3 million hole in the ground. John A. Volpe, secretary of transportation, confirmed reports that the federal government had withdrawn financial support for the expressway as part of the interstate highway network. Construction of tho road, Volpe declared, "would have seriously impaired the historic quality of the French Quarter." That's what landmark preservationists led by Martha Robinson and Mark I^owrcy have been saying ali along. The Quarter is an original old square of New Orleans in the center of the city. It is familiar to thousands of tourists who have wandered its narrow streets and reveled in its bars and nightclubs. The expressway was vigorously backed by business groups as a necessity for quicker move: ment of traffic. The decision in favor of preservation left an embarrassing cavity under the recently completed Rivergate, a big convention facility at the foot of Canal ; Street. It's a tunnel which was to have connected with the expressway. Actor in Hospital ALBUQUERQUE. N.M. (AP) :— Actor Henry Fonda has been ; ' admitted to a hospital for treatment of what a spokesman de- I scribed as influenza. ' A nurse said the (H-year-old ; actor told her upon his arrival, Wednesday: "I'm just a tired , old man and I want to be left alone." Fonda has been in New Mexi-' co for the shooting of the movie j "There Was a Crooked Man." fie such f beim made (6 ttardift. 'If there had Beefi 6 report t would have khowti abut 1f, rt Irving said. Nelson acknowledged the f£- port may hot yet have reached Hardin's desk. But he added: "There is no doubt in my mind the report exists." He contended the department's temporary hall to use of DDT in its own programs was a "ridiculous palliative" designed to assuage public opinion. Nelson said Hardin set up A special inlradepartmenta] committee (n study the , National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council Report On Persistent Pesticides. The USDA committee recommended a ban on aerial dusting with DDT and use of the pesti* cide in "aqualic areas"=-near lakes, rivers and streams, he said. Nelson has contended DDT is contaminating America's waters-especially in the Great Lakes area—and poisoning the environment for fish, wildlife and even man. The committee's recommen • dallons don't go far enough, he said, even though they are "a step forward." The temporary suspension- good until completion of a 30- day review —affects USDA pest control operations on military and civilian airports, joint federal-state projects and national forests. Undersecretary of Agriculture J. 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