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Sackcloth and Ashes Figure In Ritual of African Body JOHANNESBURG, South At* rlcA (AP) ~ Sackcloth ind ashes figure prominently in the ritual of South Africa's Latter Rain Assemblies. This religious institution has its headquarters at Jatniel near Benoni, a gold mining town 20 miles east of Johannesburg. The 200 men and women members at Jatniel live a com* munal life on 13 acres of land. They pray at regular inter* vals throughout the day, kneel* ing on sackcloth. Praying begins at four in the morning. On special occasions they place a sack covered with ashes over their shoulders. They always take off their shoes before entering the church. They sing and clap hands and pray before each meal. Every time the community has to make an important decision the members read texts from the Bible to help them make up their minds. The head of Jatniel is a Mara Fraser, 75, who is said to have had a vision of what God required her to do while traveling on a train. Friends say she was an atheist who was "saved" in 1022. She then joined the Pentecostal movement, but left it to found the Latter Rain Assemblies in 1020. Few visitors are permitted to see Sister Fraser. The institution's spokesman is its deputy head Brother Marthinus Scheep* ers, who looks like a burly farmer. He enjoys showing visitors around the community's handsome buildings, many of them two-story, and the well- planned orderly gardens filled with flowers. Most of the church members are Afrikaans-speaking, but there are also Germans and Hollanders. Women members wear blue dresses and blue veils. The men wear khaki clothing. None of them smokes or drinks. "Latter Rain" refers to a prophecy in Joel 2 — "He will cause to come down the former rain and the latter rain." The community regards the latter rain as the rain at the end of the season which ripens the crop —according to their belief, the second coming of Christ. Layman Complains About Church Tax Exemptions By ROBERT M. ANDREWS United Press International "In California a man can grow a beard, get a private religion, build a chapel and operate a business with a 52 per cent advantage." So complains an unnamed churchman about the liberal tax exemptions that American churches traditionally have enjoyed, especially in business enterprises that have little or nothing to do with religion. His troubled view is expressed in a thorough study of the controversial issue, just published by the National Conference of Christians and Jews. The author is Andrew D. Tanner, a Nashville, Tenn., lawyer and authority on tax exemption litigation. Tanner cites others — leading clergymen and laymen alike— who express uneasiness over the church's special position in the tax laws. According to Tanner's report, the most widespread source of criticism is the way churches have entered competitive, profit-making businesses without having to pay the 52 per cent corporation tax on gross income. Laundries to Hotels Tanner cites these as "some typical operations:" One New Hampshire church operates a laundry. A major denomination's printing house, while grinding out tracts and Sunday School lessons, also prints supermarket trading stamps lor profit. Other churches, or their organizations, own hotels, big-city office buildings, radio and television stations, sports stadiums, department stores and industrial plants. One religious order, because of its tax-free status, owned a television station that sells advertising time 10 per cent cheaper than its chief competition. Since 1950, all income of a church or association of churches has been tax exempt, whether its source is "related" to religion or not, although most of it supports missionary and welfare work. Other charitable and educational organizations must pay taxes on "substantially unrelated trade or business activity." Church and State Arguments for and against removing or modifying tax exemptions go to the heart of the thorny issue of the separation of church and state. Those in favor say a tax exemption is a subsidy as real as if the government made a cash gift equal to forgiven taxes. Those against argue that churches should not be taxed because "the power to tax is the power to control." Tanner himself sides with the view that "tax exemption is necessary to maintain a free church in a free state" and that "any change should be slow and gradual." As a start, he suggested that churches might volunteer to pay a reasonable amount for municipal services such as police and fire protection. And, "in view of the attitude of most church leaders," churches should be required to start paying taxes now on business enterprises unrelated to religious activities, Tanner said. The same, he added, should apply to church property not used exclusively for religious purposes, such as meeting halls rented to outside groups. CHRIST'S FOLLOWERS ARE HAPPY PEOPLE j No matt.r what th« f.aion, those who teelc God'» will are filled with Hi* joy .... BRIGHTEN YOUR PATH ATTEND CHURCH SUNDAY 8un4«y Ichool ».W Moraiaj Wo*»Wp 11:00 Youth (J *oui» «:00 Ev.ninp S.rvle. 7 '<W GALESBURG'S FRIEWPMEST CHURCH BAPTIST I CM. N08TH ANP HfNPWSQN $TSl ••v. Williom Thurb.r, Pc»t<* Baby Shower Is Held at Smithshire SMITHSHIRE—A baby shower was held at Liberty Hall Wednesday for Mrs. Philip Anders and infant son. About 35 attended. The tables were decorated in white and blue. She received many gifts. Hostesses were Mrs. Walter Avery, Mrs. Larry Estes, Mrs. Steven Wilson, Mrs. Bert Lowry and Mrs. Hugh Smith, sisters of the honored guest. Hold Linen Shower Mrs. Flossye Anderson, Mrs. Ruby Kimery, Mrs. Harold Hilten, Mrs. Robert Carlson, Mrs. Orilla Anderson and Mrs. C. L. Kerr attended a linen shower at the home of Mrs. Bill Corzatt Oct. 10 in honor of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Jim Jack, who was recently married. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Carlson and son Steve spent Sunday with her sister, Mrs. C. L. Kerr and family near Middletown, Iowa. They were accompanied home by their daughter Vickie, who had been visiting there. Mr. and Mrs, Roger L. Hilten and son Todd of Normal, spent a weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hilten and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Moulton in Burlington. Miss Vickie Carlson spent the weekend with her aunt, Mrs. C. L. Kerr and family near Middletown, Iowa. Glenn Homey, accompanied by his brother Leslie of Galesburg, spent a weekend in Chicago and suburbs, visiting their nieces and nephews. A son Douglas John was born to Mr. and Mrs. John Kloster at Moline Monday. He was welcomed by two sisters. Mrs. Clifford Shaffer has returned home after spending the past two months in a hospital in Chicago, Catholic Council Shares With Protestants the Laity Duty VATICAN CITY (tfPI) - Th« Roman Catholic Ecumenical is grappling with a manpower problem that also is of great concern to Protestant churches. It is the problem of enlisting the laity in the great stuggle the laity in the great struggle spirit of Christ! The laity—ordinary men and women who think of themselves as "merely members" of the church—constitute well over 99 per cent Of the total manpower available for the church's redemptive mission to mankind. In recent year, major Protestant bodies have made a sustained effort to teach laymen that they have have a Christian ministry of their own to perform — one that is infinitely more important than "helping out" with parish activities and forking over a few dollars for the church budget. They have told laymen that their distinctive task as Christians is to go where the ordained clergy cannot easily go— into factories, business offices, civic clubs, political offices, homes and schools—and through their everyday work to make the teachings of Christ a real influence in the world. This week, the fathers of the Ecumenical Council addressed a similar appeal to the catholic laity. They took up for debate a proposed council declaration unique in Catholic history—defining the layman's right and duty to share in the basic mis* sion of the church. Like their separated brethren of the Protestant churches, the Catholic bishops emphasized that the layman's real job is not acting as "father's little helper" around the parish, but serving as "the church in the world"—the living points of contact between the church and the secular society which it seeks to serve and redeem. The council, now in weekend recess, continues debate next week on the laity document. But it is already clear that the document will be overwhelmingly approved. The only question is whether the council fathers will vote for even stronger language to emphasize that Catholics as well as Protestants believe in the "universal priesthood of Christians." Wilson Home New Shrine In Capital WASHINGTON (AP) — Beginning Monday, there'll be another shrine for Washington tourists: Woodrow Wilson's last home. It's a handsome red brick house of Georgian design at 2340 S Street in northwest Washington. There the World War I President lived from March 4, 1921 when he left the White House until he died Feb. 3,1924. It is a memorial to a marriage as well as to a statesman. Among the relics the visitors will see is the high-backed, leather-covered chair used by Wilson at White House Cabinet meetings. On the back is a card in Wilson's handwriting which reads: "Presented to my dear wife whose inspiration meant so much while I occupied this chair, Woodrow Wilson." She was Edith Boiling (Gait) Wilson, whose will on her death in 1961 gave the house to the National Trust for Historic Preservation to be a memorial in honor of her husband. The National Trust has now prepared it for the public. Wilson bought the house sight unseen in 1920 as he was preparing to turn the White House over to Warren G. Harding. He knew Mrs. Wilson wanted it; she had found it while house-hunting, "The one house I felt would qualify in every particular." Mrs. Wilson wrote in her memoirs 18 years later: "Bless his dear heart! I was overcome." She also told how, the first day they visited the house together, the President had a Secret Service man scoop up a small piece of sod "which, with a key to one of the doors, my husband presented to me—the sod representing the land, and the key the house." It was an old Scotch custom, that the Scotch-descended Wilson remembered. New Windsor Represented At Moline NEW WINDSOR - Members of Calvary Lutheran Church Women who attended the Galesburg-Rock Island District LCW meeting at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moline Oct. 15, were: Mrs. Edwin Peterson, Mrs. L. H. Peterson, Mrs. Lillian Oberg, Mrs. Larry Rilea, Mrs. Glenn Setterdahl, Miss Grace Johnson, Mrs. Roy Peterson, Mrs. Paul Holmer and Mrs. Mahlon Lindgren. Rev. Paul Holmer attended the meeting of the committee on world missions Oct. 17 in Chicago. New Windsor Briefs Mrs. Helen Ockerlund of Chicago, Mrs. Florence Anderson of Woodhull and Mr. and Mrs. Chester Gabrielson of Lynn Center, were guests Tuesday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Rilea. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wexell, Cambridge and Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Swanson and family of Lynn Center, were recent guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs, Larry RUea, WOM Committee Plans Fund Projects Publicity committee, Women of the Moose, met this week at the home of Mrs. Etta Angel, 758 Peck St. Plans were made for the candy booth at the annual bazaar which will be held at the Moose Lodge Sunday, Oct. 27 and is open to the public. Chili suppers to be in November and in February were discussed. Mrs. Wayne Holeman and Mrs. Lavern Johnson received the evening prizes. After the business meeting games were played and the hostess served refreshments. Group Marks Anniversary At Woodhull WOODHULL The 20th anniversary of the Mothers of World War II was observed with a tea at the Bethany Lutheran Church Oct. 12. Guests numbered 127. Mrs. Eva Miller presided at the tea and a letter was read from the state chairman, Mrs. Minerva Salley of Kewanee, regretting that she was unable to attend the celebration. Mrs. Berneice Kewley of Geneseo, a past state and national president, Mrs. Lillian Phillis of Cambridge, 15th District president, and Mrs. Leta Johnson of Princeton, state first vice president, were introduced. Mrs. Cora Bowman of Cambridge, past unit president, Mrs. Etta Rugberg, Rock Island; Mrs. Anna O. Swanson, Mrs. Verla Peterson and Mrs. Mabel Finley were introduced and presented a corsage by Mrs. Miller. They are all Woodhull unit past presidents. Others Recognized The past district presidents in attendance were Mrs. Birdie Stackhouse, Mrs. Wannetta Johnson of Cambridge and Mrs. Martha Neulieb of Geneseo. Mrs. Anna O. Swanson, local unit historian, gave a report of the work that has been accomplished during the past 20 years. Piano selections were played by Mrs. Floyd Meeker. A vocal selection by Mrs. La Verne Carlson, accompanied by Mrs. E. M. Lorimer, a piano solo by Mrs. Walter Borg, and readings by Mrs. William Kirkland, Mrs. Horace Clark and Mrs. Florence Anderson were presented. Mrs. O. A. Johnson and Clara Swanson received a prize for being the oldest mothers present. Mrs. Lillian Phillis had the most sons in the service. Mrs, Ceelia McCauley of Princeton and Mrs. Lucille Stickney of Chicago traveled the longest distance. Polecats are confined to the northern hemisphere, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. Outlines Volunteer Services Members of Chapter AN of PEO, who met in the home of Mrs. J. H. Annegers, 1229 N. Cedar St., Thursday afternoon, were made aware of "one of the most rewarding ways of using their leisure time." Mrs. Florence Doyle, head of the volunteer services at the Galesburg State Research Hospital, spoke to the chapter about the hospital and the various ways in which volunteers may help. This program, inaugurated in 1951, is based on the philosophy of the giving of time and self rather than giving of things. There are three types of volunteers, first, those who come from groups as women's clubs and church groups; second, the artist or specialist, who gives lectures or concerts, and third, those who are trained by the hospital to undertake regular assignments, the speaker stated. Each patient is away from home, family and friends and needs companioship, affection and friends to whom he can relate himself. The speaker concluded her talk with this thought, "give what you have to someone, it may be better than you dare to think." Completing the presentation were slides showing the different phases of work with the patients in the hospital. Mrs. C. S. Gamble presided at the business meeting and gave a report of the Reciprocity meeting in Galva on Friday. Luncheon was served from a table decorated in the autumn motif, with Mrs. Bradley Chandler, Mrs. Ordell Peterson and Mrs. Gamble sharing serving honors. Mrs. Robert Chandler and Mrs. Harold Moore assisted the hostess on the luncheon committee. Ootesburo Reflistcr-Moi L Golesburg, .III.,, Soturdoy, Oct. 1 9, 1 963 7 Appoint Committee Members New Grand Chapter Committee appointees were honored when Nonpareil Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, met this week in the Masonic Temple. Mrs. Charles Swegle, worthy matron, presided, assisted by Mr. Swegle, worthy patron. The Grand Chapter Committee appointees present were Mrs. F. V. McCoy, Miss Matiel Hallberg, Mrs. C. R. Manworren, Mrs. C. A. Teagarden, Mrs. D. S. Haney, Mrs. M. H. Taylor, Mrs. T. Lee Wheeler, Norvin Jordan, Royal Harshbarger and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Swegle. Others receiving appointments were Mrs. Elza Overdorff, Mrs. LeRoy Schacht, Miss Jeanne Bradley, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Peterson and L. A. Duffield. Mrs. Swegle reported on her recent visit to Chicago when she was delegate to the 89th annual Grand Chapter session. Other members of the chapter attending were Mr. Swegle, Mrs. Manworren, Mrs. Duffield, Mrs. Stiarwalt, Mr. and Mrs. M. D. McGilvary, Mrs. L< -> Manley and Mrs. Spilman. Mrs. Grace Harper of Violet Chapter was elected to Honorary Membership in Nonpareil Chapter, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wilkes affiliated with the chapter. Mr. Swegle will be installed Worshipful Master of Alpha Lodge at the annual installation of officers of Alpha and Vesper Masonic lodges, at the Masonic Temple on Oct. 26. Degrees of the order will be conferred at the Nov. 19 meeting and Mrs. Clarence Manworren will be in charge of the social hour. At the close of the meeting, the group gathered in the dining room for a social hour and refreshments were in charge of Mrs. Paul Schwanke. Plan Film Subject "The Tony Fontane Story," a film depicting the story of a well-known singer, will be shown Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Calvary Assembly of God Church. Fontane, once a recording star, is now a religious recording artist for RCA Victor, and has given concerts throughout the world. Diol A Devotion A Thought And A Prayer To H«lp You DIAL 343-3119 L A «ervic« provided by 'he Board of Dtorom FIRST UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Proirit and Nrris Streets Gatoburg, Illinois News foi and About Women Publicize(Continued from page 3) Gives Tips to Encourage Reading A film, "The Story of a Book" opened the program at Grubb Parent Teachers* Meeting Thursday afternoon. Using the film as an introduction, Miss Lillian Ryin of Galesburg Public Library »poke on the topic, "Growing Op With Good Books." Miss Ryin quoted from the paperback reference, "Parents Guide to Children 's Reading" by Nancy Larrick. She noted that if a person likes to read, they will never be lonely and even infants of six and eight months are not too young to be read to and enjoy the rhythm of words. Unlike many book lovers, Miss Ryin does not see TV, comics, and movies as enemies of books. She stresses that these mediums should be utilized by parents as springboards of curiosity to encourage reading. TV and movies have sent many children to the library in search of further stories of Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, and the circulation of science books has risen with the increased interest in space and related science. Miss Ryin commented that comics are "here to stay," but admonished parents to be sure that their children read the best comics available and surround them by good books so that comics do not dominate. The film used by Miss Ryin to introduce her subject dealt with the mechanics of writing and publishing a book. Starting with a thread of an idea, Rolling C. Holling wrote "Pagoo," the children's story of a hermit crab. The film depicted the various stages of a book from idea through research, actual writing, illustrating- and printing. Miss Ryin distributed a recommended books list to PTA members. At the business meeting, members volunteered to bake and donate cookies to the Red Cross. Mrs. Wilbur Dennis read an appeal from the PTA Council welfare committee for clothing and money donations for needy children in the school system. Announcement was made that Scotch-lite tape would be put on bicycles Monday, Oct. 28, for those who wished to bring them to school that day. This is a safety measure sponsored by the PTA. Members were reminded of the November 2nd tax referendum and of the new state law which restricts voting to registered voters only. Grubb school district voters will vote at Weston School. Preceding the program and meeting, coffee was served by the social committee, Mrs. Fred Madvig, Mrs. John Rouland and Mrs. Robert Snyder. Reads Poetry Interested friends were invited to the home of the Charles Bednars, 1737 N. Prairie St., Sunday afternoon to hear the pre-publication reading of a new book of poems by its author. Written by Miner Brock of Ipava, the book "Birds That Frequent the Night" will be published Nov. 1 by Poets of American Publishers, New York City. Mr, Brock is a Knox College graduate of 1920, attended the University of Michigan before receiving his Masters degree from University of Iowa. Mr. Brock was accompanied to Galesburg by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gamm of Ipava and Darrell Bolender of Lewistown. Henderson Briefs HENDERSON - Mrs. Wesley Reams visited a few days with her sister, Mrs, Mary Breckler in Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. James Walker and two sons and Tom Reams spent a weekend fishing and sightseeing in the Ozarks in Missouri. Harland Goudie, and Mr. and Mrs. John Mellican. Details of the evening's entertainment reach completion day by day, among these the procedure for the Grand March to be directed by master of ceremonies, Tom Poole. Judges' decisions as to the best costume will be announced at midnight. Three Knox College professors with a fondness for folk songs will present a 15-minute hootenanny at 10:45 o'clock. They are Douglas Wilson, Jerome Schiller, and Fred Newman. Symphony Guild The second recioient of proceeds from the ball is the Symphony Guild (Civic Art League activities were described last week), which plays an important supportive role to the Knox-Galesburg Symphony orchestra. The Symphony, now in its twelfth season under the direction of Dr. Gilbert Trythall, has steadily upgraded the quality of musicianshiD and exnanded its concert activities. Three pub lie concerts are given each year for holders of season tickets; six educational concerts are given in the two junior high schools, the senior high school. Monmouth, Kewanee and Galva and Galesburg State Research HosDital is the latest addition to the list. Soloists drawn from New York area concert pools appear as guest musicians. Musicians of the orchestra include Knox students and faculty, and residents of Galesburg and a wide surrounding area. The, Symphony Guild manages tickets, concert details, and social events for the orchestra. Proceeds from last year's Tri-Arts Ball enabled the orchestra to complete the season without a deficit. Good Neighbor Club Has Dessert When members of the Good Neighbor Club arrived at the home of Mrs. Bernard Pogue in Knoxville Wednesday afternoon they were served refreshments from a lace-covered table centered with an arrangement of chrysanthemums in fall colors. Mrs. Earl Anderson, president, opened the meeting by reading a poem entitled "October," Roll call was answered with safety hints. Members voted to make a donation to the mentally retarded. A reminder was given that Mrs. Mamie Peckenpaugh of Hubbard, Iowa, a former member of the club, will celebrate her 90th birthday Nov. 24. Four guests were present during the afternoon. Co-ed Lodge, Hostesses Co-ed Lodge members of Galesburg were the hostesses at the Illinois State Union meeting of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and En- ginemen and Ladies Society this past weekend at the LeClaire Hotel, Moline. Members of Silvis Lodge were in charge of registration, both Friday and Saturday. Richard Stengel, state's attorney, was the speaker at the joint meeting Saturday morning conducted by T. J. Duggan, state legislative chairman of the brotherhood. Mr. Stengel spoke to the group on the crime picture, speaking of the TV investigation. M. R. Hampton, vice president, represented the brotherhood. AuUt PraiifMni Assisting Mrs. M. R. McArthur, president, were Mrs. Lucille Swartout, vice president; Mrs. C. E. Hunt, past president; Mrs. R. E. Stackhouse, secretary; Mrs. A. E. White, treasurer; Mrs. C. M. Hallam, collector. Also, Mrs. B. Hand, chaplain; Mrs. W. A. Shriber, Warden; Mrs. K. Townsend, conductor; Mrs. F. A. Mitchell, Mrs. H. B. Duesterhaus, Mrs. Pearl Travis, trustees; Mrs. H. E. Ryberg, legislative representative. Also. Mrs. Pearl Johnson, magazine correspondent; Mrs. G. E. Standard, American flag bearer; Miss Linda Mitchell, Canadian flag bearer; Mrs. G. W. Stafford, inner guard; Mrs. T. O. Barnes, outer guard; Mr3. Grace Wilson, delegate; Mrs. G. Mohlenhoff, alternate delegate, and Mrs. R. L. Davis, musician. Silvis Lodge was also in charge of the luncheon arranged for the Grand Lodge officers of the Ladies Society. At the opening of the Ladies Society meeting, the Grand Lodge officers, officers of the day, visiting presidents, past state presidents and wives of the Brotherhood officers were introduced and presented gifts. Various lodges in the state exemplied the ritualistic work and three candidates from Silvis were initiated into the Silvis Lodge. Joliet Lodge exem­ plied the memorial service. At the close of the meeting, talks were given by the Grand Lodge officers. Mrs. McArthur was presented a gift by Mrs. Swartout in appreciation of her work as the state president for this meeting. Mrs. R. E. Stackhouse was presented a gift by Mrs. McArthur for being a cochairman for the arrangements. Mrs. Gillespie Is Hostess to Sunshine Class Mrs. Earl Haskins Sr. and Mrs. Homer Spilman were assisting hostesses when Mrs. John Gillespie entertained members of Sunshine Class of First Baptist Church recently in her home, 705 Florence Ave. The meeting was conducted by Mrs. Gillespie, president, who selected as scripture reading passages about Rebecca, one of the women of the Bible. Miss Mabel Hicks led devotions. Prizes in games were won by Mrs. Nellie Pahlow and Mrs. Mary Thompson. The hostesses served refreshments. PTA Board Convenes Mrs. James Louderman, president of Douglas School Parent Teacher Association called a board meeting Thursday at the home of Mrs. Charles Williamson, 853 E. Fifth St. Copies of the revised by-laws were distributed for study, and chairmen of standing committees reported to the group. Main business was the report of progress on the chili supper which will be held Monday evening at the school. The Safety Committee will apply scotchlite tape to bicycles of third through sixth grade students at the school Friday morning. * An " unbelievable yet true SPECTACULAR • DRAMATIC • MUSICALE # ^ 80 MINUTE COLOR FILM story • • t • CALVARY ASSEMBLY OF GOD KELLOGG & GROVE STS. Sunday, October 20-7 P.M. i

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