Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 8, 1960 · Page 20
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 20

Alton, Illinois
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Monday, August 8, 1960
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MOfCDAT, AtJOUffr 8, 1960 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH MONDAY, AUGUST •» 1WO Brighton Girl, Off to Malaya, Says Church Is Positive Missionaries Need Not Have Long Faces BRIGHTON Todny'* Christian missionary, lemnlr variety. deplores the generally-ai-oeptH 11 Wea that a woman missionary i | wears s choicer) collar, high-but-i ton shoes and goes around \\itlij a face longer than a rake ban- 1 die. says Miss Nancy Swan ->f Brighton, who will leave Sept^ 1 to rto missionary work in Mi - lu v a. Miss Sunn said a few other things, too. and interjected from time to time that she was will- Ing to talk for publication \\ith the strict understanding tlutt fh»> '•positive aspect" of the Chn<-' tian vie\\|K)ini he extolled. "Christianity is positive." Miss Swan asserted. "The modern missionary goes out to teii'-h. generally in the field of elementary or secondary education, and gets in a few licks on behalf of Christianity through cxu'mnle and special religious instruction." I Three-year Term In the case of Miss S\v;in. L'l. a 1960 graduate of McKendree: | College as a ma.ior in music. I the will go from New York to ; England, sailing Sept. 7. then I] arrive at Kuala Lumpur, ihej capitol of Malaya, in Octoberj tn teach at an afternoon school, for girls. "Naturally, I will NANCY SWAN | teach music," Miss Swan says. jShe will remain there for three 'years. i Miss Swan is a daughter of !Mr. and Mrs. George W. Swan of Brighton. Her father is en1- , ployed by Olin Mathieson Chem- (ical Co. Her mother teachos | in Brighton schools. She likes j athletics, especially tennis. She iwas a member of the first grad- juating class oi Southwestern High School. During high school she played the French horn in ;the school band. She also was ! valedictorian of her high school class, an honor to which she admits with outspoken reluctance. "The idea that a missionary is a bookworm is alsH false." Miss Swan declared. Other* Are Needed "They need others to go Into the mission field," Miss Swan asserts, "and the sooner the old high-button shoe and bookworm idea is dispelled, the sooner others will be willing to go into the field." Miss Sw&n says she herself decided to enter this work after seeing a TV series, "The Face of Red China." She also says she was influenced by Mary Lois Johnston, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. C. B. Johnston of Brighton. The Rev. Johnston • is pastor of Brighton Methodist Church and his daughter has been a mission worker in Malaya for almost thi'ee years. Miss Swan has never met her. hut her example and letter;j !caused her to want to follow! suit. ; ! Special Instruction , Something of a philosopher, j 'Miss Swan declared. "Under-j stand. 1 am going there to | teach—and I know f may learn iniore from them than they ; learn from me." After being graduated fromj Me.Kendree Miss Swan became | one of 45 potential mission workers who received special instruction at Scan-it! College at| Nashville. Tenn.. June 23 to July 29. The entire 45 will go into mission work, two of them.j ;Miss Swan and one other, ini 'Malaya. : Language will not be a pi'ob- ,)em there. Miss Swan says, be-j i cause Malaya was under British j i vule until it became independent | in 1957. Shady Side? DES MOINES tffV-A Des Moines i insurance man received a letter recently from a retired client. He Inou lives uii Easy Street in Se- Icurity, Colo. Corrols Drive-in System 648 WOOD RIVER AVE., WOOD RIVER, ILL. eafuring 15* HAMBURGERS Days-Tues-Wed-Thurs AUGUST 9th, 10th, ond 11 th Thank You! Your ginirous patronage has madi our first yiar a sucoess and wi sin* einly thank you, oni and all, FREE Gifts & Souvenirs For All Customers Remember The Address... Across From Wood River Swimming Pool •Any of these items lying unused around YOUR house? -Wouldn't you rather have cash? A FAMILY WANT AD WILL SELL IT FOR YOU NO MATTER WHAT IT IS! A FAMILY WAIST AD will sell it for you, no matter what it is... your old washer, sewing machine, vacuum cleaner... outgrown irikes, bikes, toys and clothing... unused sporting goods, unplayed musical instruments ... they'll all bring you quick cash when you advertise them for sale with a TELEGRAPH FAMILY WANT AD. Make a list of your Don't Needs today... then call HO 5-6641 and let a friendly ad taker help you word your ad for fast results. A FAMILY WANT AD WILL SELL IT frOR YOU! 3-Time Ad.... just $1.94 HO 5-6641

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