Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 17, 1963 · Page 7
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 7

Alton, Illinois
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SAftJfttJAY, AUGUST if, 1963 ALTON EVENING TELEGftAPH Pmtor Says! Gives Set of Rules The Bible docs provide a set of ?ulea for modern business conduct, Rev. William Blnke, minister of the Grace Baptist Church, says, In taking Issue, with a lecturer In the Southern University aeries; Say* Rev, Blake: In trying to find answers con* cerrtlng our role In any area of life, the Christian can never lake an "too literal approach to the Bible. 1 * From the basis of pure logic, If there is a sovereign, personal God In heaven who created man Intelligent and responsible In Ills own Image and for His own glory; that, same God would logically give to man an Intelligible, credible and comprehensive revelation of His will for the lives of His creatures. This revelation would also, to enable us to please God In every area of life, necessarily con. tain directive Information relative to nil areas of life, putting before mankind broad principles of righteousness and morality as well as spelcflc, detailed directions answering specific! questions of personal relationships between men and between God and men. From the source of this revelation, God's Infallible, inerrant Word, the Bible, we see ample directives for I lie field of business ethics. Mr. Thomas K. Van .Dnhm, speaking In the SIU- Shurtleff Baptist; Foundation lecture, series, is quoted by the Telegraph as saying, "But the Bible does not present, a system of ethics. It simply Isn't designed for that purpose. Jesus didn't come into the world to lay down a code of behavior! . . , we are gradually coming to > realize that it Is also an abuse of Its nature and purpose to regard It as an ethics text, as a source o£ detailed rules of conduct." This statment, as well as the greater-part of the remaining statements simply doc's not agree with the facts of reality. First of all, the Book of Leviticus is composed almost entirely of commands, relative to minute matters on conduct. This ,bpok is properly seen as particularly related to the Jewish nation; but is a prime example of God's directions for human conduct Then.; there is the book of Deuteronomy, the name of which means, "Second Law" or "Repetition of the Law." If law is not direction In matters of ethics and morality, then words have no meaning. In this book of Deuteronomy, God reveals his "Ten Commandments.' Since ethics in defined by Webster as, 1. a treatise on morals 2. The science of moral duty and "broadly, the science o Ideal human character," ethics can hardly be disassociated fron these commandments. The first commandmen charges: "I am the Lord thy God. . . thou shalt have no other gods before me," This 1 a commandment against the practice of idolatry, as Is the second commandment. Since God says further In Colosslans 3:5, "covetousness, which ii Idolatry;" one can easily sei that greediness, Insatiablenes, and avarice, which are covet ousness, are sin in the eyes o Him with whom we have to do Surely business Is a prime area In which to apply this command mentl. The greed of. any in dividual under any economic o pollcllal system Is hereby sound ly condemned and seen to be a chief source of world problems "For the love, of money is th root of all 'evil which whll some coveted after, they hav erred from the faith, am pierced themselves through will many sorrows," (I Tlmoth 6:10) Among the other command ments IB still' another especlall appropriate for the area c ethics, economics and politics Number eight says, "Thou shal not steal." Property rights ar a basic concept of our Amer can way of life and a basic pro vision guaranteed > by the law of God. We have laws on ou statute books with varying pen allies for those who refuse t respect the property rights t others. These laws have the historic basis In the Bible. Th need for s^oh,' laws, both from God and repeated by man, ca .-.^..^w^V^rf-^^aa-^.^:.- L The POWER of BAITH e seen in the increasingly so. allstlc tendencies of a great many people throughout the orld and even In our own be- ived, country, as they selfishly nd forcibly (by legislation or (herwise) attempt to take from those who have and give to lose who have not." "From ach according to his ability to ach according to his need," Is ic cry of the socialist reform* who would have this nation ollow the path of Russia, Red hlna, Cuba and much of East. rn Europe; to mention a few illllorts who have become en- aved by the greed of a lust- il, covetous, thieving ruling minority. The entire New Testament is treatise on morality -— the rue morality which is only the csull. of God's work within a nun. From the basic need of ho regeneration of every hu- lan heart by the Person and /ork of Christ Jesus to the ne points of Holy Spirit-led Christian living, God places efore mankind Hie • path of .Ife Eternal nnrl the divine en- blement to walk therein. The economics of Ananias nrl Sapphlra, early Christians f Acts, chapter five were Un- Ihlcal nnd immoral. They lost ieir lives by the hand of God ir this sin. The economics of he obedient child of God must iclude the giving of at least ne-tenth of his income to God, s Is recorded for us by the rophel; Malachl In the Old 'estamenl, as well as by the ,ord Jesus Christ, in the new 'estament. The first eight vers- s of the fifth chapter of James s - a splendid treatise on labor — nanagement economics and thics. Any dishonest, immoral lUsiness practice Is condemned ly the Word of God without ex- mptlon. The Christian is to glorify God In his body and n his spirit, which are God's." I Corinthians 6:20). He is to lo everything in the name of Christ, ''And whatsoever ye do n word or deed, do all in the Jesus, giving thanks lo !od and the Father by him. . . Knowing that of the Lord ye •eceive the reward of the inlerltancc: for ye serve the Lord he lhat doelh receive for the "But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that g/'ve/h thee power to get wealth, that h« may establish his covenant ..." Deuteronomy 8:18. These words hold special significance to R. Stanley Tarn, president of the Stafe Smelting and Refining Corp. of Lima, Ohio. In 1936, th« young and scientific minded Mr. Tarn learned of a method of reclaiming the silver from photographic film emulsion that was washed down the drain in photographic laboratories. His first venture to sell the process failed. Discouraged and disappointed, he prayed, "Lord, if you'll take the business and make it succeed, I will honor you in any way I possibly can." By 1940 Stanley Tarn turned over 51 per cent of the profits to missionary and church Vork. In 1950, 60 per cent was turned over; and in 1955, through o legal transaction, TOO per cent of the business went to the Lord's work, making him not owner but manager of the business. The profits now go for the support of seven full time missionaries, and .partial support Of seven others. In addition, Mr. Tarn travels some 30,000 mites a year In speaking engagements. He has tnade one trip around the world Jo jpeak and visit missions, and plans another. He and his wife made a similar trip to four countries in South America^ 1955. Mr. Tarn's philosophy: "I came into this world without anything. I leave without anything. 1 create nothing. What God created I am only trustee of, and the material things I have ore my pulpit." "- —•""• "•••' •"•"•"" "• : • . AP Newsfeatures _• Christ. But vrong shall vrong which he hath done: and here Is no respect of persons." Colossians 3:17,24). Mr., Van Dahm concluded his peech (according to the Tele- ;raph) by quoting John F. Jleeman of the University of Glasgow, "there Is no single Christian' economic or pollt- cal philosophy." In specific ap- )lication this may be in part, rue. But let us remove any jossible suggestion by insisting lhat, any economic or political system which in practice is fully committed to the enslavement )f the individual, the physical elimination of all "politically .mdesirnble elements" and the founding of a society "which will be free of the survivals of religion" would deflnilely be ogically eliminated from consideration as being acceplable to the Christian conscience! Inter- lalional communism this is. International socialism is the 'prophet" crying in the wilder, less of today's confused world, 'prepare yc the way of inevitable. Socialism (communism) Is the wave of the future." May this conclusion rest with your readers: a constitutional repub. lie wllh a free enterprise system of economics, directed, by a people obedient to the Word of God Is the best system of politico] economics yet devised by mankind. God's blessing rests upon this type of system. / Cottage Hills' New Sunday School Hours Sunday school sessions nt Cottage Hills Baptist Church will be lengthened from 35 minutes to an hour beginning Sept. J. Sessions will begin at the usual 9:30 a.m. time. Worship services will then begin ut 10:30 instead of. 10:10. In other church news, Robert Wugemunn was elected superintendent^ the Sunday school and will take over duties Sept, 1, Retreat House Is St. Louis U. Plan St. Louis University has planned a facility for spiritual retreats and educational conferences on an 80 acre site in St. Louis County, according to the Very Rev. Paul C. Reinert, S. J., university president. The building will be named Fordyce House as a memorial to the late Mrs. Samuel W. Fordyce, a long-time benefactor of the University. It will cost about $750,000 and will be built on a site just east of Mason Road about one-half mile south of Clayton Road. The cost will be met through the sale of the Hazelwood estate in Berkeley to the McCabe-Powers Auto Body Company. Mrs. Fordyce, who died in I960, gave .the 130-ucre estate to the University in 19f)2. in February, 1953, the University dedicated the old Fordyce home there as a retreat house, and, since then, more than 1,000 students each year have been making closed retreats there. -In 1959, Mrs. Fordyce made a gift of $1,050,000 to the University's 150th Anniversary Development Program including $400,000 for the establishment of an endowed professorship in psychiatry and an unrestricted amount of $650,000. The latter was used for the purchase of 22.5 acres in the Mill Creek Valley Redevelopment Project for the 'extension of the North Campus. She received the Fleur-de Lis Medal, highest award of the University, and was declared a Founder of the Missouri Province of the Society of Jesus by the General of the Order in Rome, Rev. Louis A. Earth, S.J., as- sistanl professor of philosophy and chairman of the University Committee on Religious Welfare, is chairman of the committee plan ning Fordyce House. Preliminary plans include provisions for 60 to 70 rooms for overnight guests, Directors Named At Curdie Sunday school department super- ntendents and Training Union de- artment directors have been ap- ointed at Curdie Heights Baptist Church. Appointed in the Sunday school ,'ere: Edna Henson, nursery; hirley Weese, beginners; Menny Musters, primary 1; Connie tombs, primary 2; Carl Henson, unior 1; Opal Irvin, junior 2; Third Termer Mrs. Purdy Installed as Head of Graf ton Auxiliary GRAFTON—Mrs. William Purdy was installed for a third term as president of the American Legion Auxiliary Thursday night at the Legion Home. Miss Freda Freimen served as installing officer and Mrs, Eva Auston as installing sergeunt-at arms. Other officers seated were: Mrs. Charles Kebsch, first vice president; Mrs. G. W. Critchfield, second vice president; Mrs. Kuth leen Saeltle, treasurer; Mrs. Wil bur Banfiekl. secretary; Miss Freda Freiinan, chaplain; Mrs. Auston, historian and Mrs. Lorena Dixon, sei'geant-at-arms. Mrs. Purdy named the following committee chairmen: Mrs Myrtle East, Americanism; Mrs Lena Freeman, loan; Mrs. Vin cent Caroy, child welfare; Mrs CHERRY STREET BAPTIST CHURCH ' /,,- SJxUi anfl Cherry Street! W. 9JOO A.M. 1040 A.M. WORSHIP ' /,. « Message by Rev. N. W. Well*. ' m:VM> ?QU,m F Jffl0?4iIv 1 'VQR$HI?- ,- , 7lUlA*lM$Ww£r9«i iUK« jf*xm«p'i Qpntawoi by auy Womhlel President Men'* Fellowship, Alton Baptist Association. This Friendly Church Invite* You Roy Schallenberg, finance and lowers; Mrs. Wilbur Banfield. membership; Mrs. W i 11 a r d Hughes, coupon; Mrs. Earl Pit- .enger, Gold Star Mothers; Mrs. Paul Arnold, national security; Mrs. John Bradfisch. Pan-American; Mrs. Jake Bcsaw, poppy and past presidents; Mrs. B. J. Carey lospital equipment; Mrs. Margarei Burns, community service; Mrs Art Pressley, junior activities Mrs, G. W. Critchfield, vets craft and Mrs. William Purdy, speak ers bureau. It was announced that the fund: received from the magazine sub scription campaign amounted t $113.50, Members voted to put chase a walker and mattress wit covers with the money. This equip ment is available to all resident of Jersey County. Imngeltcal *^F fttunfH CHURCH Eighth «nd Henry Streets CHARLES L. STEVENS, Pastor CHURCH SCHOQk 9 A.M. MORNING WORSHIP 8 mid JO A.M. Sermon: "The Grace 01 The Kingdom." Guest Speaker ReV, Oscar J. Rumpf, Professor of Practical Theology &t Ed^en Semlnnry In Webster Groves, Mo. 10(80 to 11 Uroudoftst Over \VOHJ! ! Wyrsery Service /er Gbwch Sghegl EVERYONE WELCOMED Changing Rural Scene Studied Five ministers and laity in the Telegraph area are among home 500 who will be attending the Second Quadrennial Town and Country Convocation of the United Church of Christ. The convocation, which will be held Aug. 27-29 at Heidelberg Col lege, Tiffin, Ohio, will consider "Church and Culture In Crisis" particularly as it relates to town and country churches in an era or rapid rural change. Attending from this area will be the Rev. Paul Wobus, Edwardsville; Mrs. Fred F. Berry, Wood River; Mrs. Arnold Cassens, Mamel; and the Rev. Warren and Otto L. Miller, both of Marine. The Rev. Victor Obenhaus, Chicago, is general chairman of the convocation. Dr. John M. Brew Kiel 1 , Washington, D.C., will deliver the keynote address, "Thej Cultural Crisis in Our Time" Tuesday afternoon at the opening session. Ruv. Dr. Martin E. Marty, Chi- cugo, associate editor of the Christian Century, and Rev. Dr. Shirley E. Greene, St. Louis, secretary of the Department for the Church in Town and Country of Hie United Church Board for Homeland Ministries, will speak Wednesday on some aspects of "The Church Faces its Own Crisis." "The Church's Witness to Culture" will be the emphasis for some positive proposals for more effective churchmanship. The speakers on this theme at the closing session will include Rev. Dr. Roger L. Shinn, New York City, president of the United Church Board for Homeland Ministries, and Rev. Dr. Henry A. MeCanna and Rev. Harold C. Letts, both on the staff of the National Council of Churches in New York City. In panel presentations and discussion groups the men and women attending the Convocation will have an opportunity to consider some of the spiritual and cultural aspects of life particularly indigenous to town and country people. "These particular aspects," according to Dr. Obenhaus, "in elude growth of agri-business and its implication for rural living, the contribution of town and country life to urbanizing America, and the role of the church in defining the values that pertain to both town and country and urban life. FEATURED AT REVIVAL SERVICES ices at First General Baptist Church, East Alton. The services begin at 7:80 p.m. Tho Phelp's Brothers Quartet from Eldorado, III., will be featured singers each evening Aug. 19-25 at revival serv- Ross Lyon to Be •/ Ordained Sunday This Convocation is sponsorei by the Department of the Church in Town and Country of the Divi sion of Church Extension of the United Church Board for Home land Ministries. The United Churcl of Christ is a union of the Evangelical and Reformed Church and Congregational Christian churches. Wood, intermediate; Doro- liy Simmons, single young people; nd Kenneth McKean, adult. Appointed in the Training Union vere: Marge Hopkins, beginners; Dorothy Simmons, primary; Homr Osborn, Junior; Charles Rogrs, intermediate; Paul Helton, ingle young people; and Marie 3ailcy; adult. Rev. Huffman Speaker al East Alton The Rev. Glenn E. Huffman, iastor of the United Brethren Church of Wood River, will be pcaker for the meeting of the Men's Federation of Brotherhoods ind Bible Classes Monday. The meeting, to begin at 8 .m,, will be held at Friendship General Baptist Church, 319 V. Main St., East Alton, Japanese Hunt Lion OSAKA—A large scale hunt or a lion In one of Japan's orests was sot off by a young girl who swore she saw the cat. Wesleyan Women Will Have Booth WOOD RIVER — The Wesleyun Service Guild of the First Metho dist Church plan to have a fooc booth at the Wood River "Side walk Sale" days on Aug. 22, 2 and 24. Wood River members plan t attend the East St. Louis Distric Coaching Conference scheduled fo Sept. 8 at 2:30 p.m. in the Beth alto Methodisl Church. The Guild also plans to enter tain the Women's Society at thei Sept. 10 meeting. Members wl bring their favorite desserts. Pastor Back ROXANA - The Rev. William E. Rice, pastor of the First Pres byterian Church will return to hi pulpit Sunday after a two-weel vacation. His subject will be "/ Trinity .of Christian Virtues." Th Presbyterian Youth Work Com mittee will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at the local church. The Unitei Presbyterian Women's meetinf scheduled for Monday has been cancelled. ATHENS - The King of Greece s reported to be embarrassed by lie support IIP is receiving from lis country's Communists. Ross D. Lyon will be ordained inlo the ministry at the Covenant Presbyterian Church of Brighton, Sunday, at 3:00 p.m. In charge of the service will | e representatives of the St. Louis rea presbytery of the Eviingeli- al Presbyterian Synod. Dr. J. )liver Buswell, former president f Wheat on (111.) College, now irofessor of Theology at Con- 'enant Seminary in St. Louis, vill speak. Also taking part in the service vill be the Rev. Albert Moginot f the Bible Presbyterian Church n Alton, the Rev. Harold Rapp of St. Louis, and the elders of Covenant Church, Mrs. Rudy Alridge and Laurence Spa. Lyon has been a supply pastor or Covenant Church in Brighton. n September he will become pas- or of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Trenton, New Jersey. Jersey Girl., 6, Fractures Left Forearm JERSEYVILLE — Nancy Prosser, 6-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Prosser of Jerseyville, fractured both bones n her left forearm Thursday evening when she fell backwards on her arm while wrestling at the home of her grandmother. She was taken to the Jersey Community Hospital at 6 p.m. where she was treated and released. Rhonda Morris, 2, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Morris of Jerseyville, fell from a chaii at her home Thursday evening and injured her heart. She was brought to the Jersey Community Hospital at 8:15 p.m and was treated and released Wesley Franz of Kane sustained a laceration of the left cheek when he was hit by a two by four plank while working on a barn at his home Thursday morning. The wound required sutures which were taken al the Jersey Community Hospital Tammy McQueen, 4, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy McQueen of Jerseyville was brought to the Jersey Community Hospita al 7 p.m. Wednesday for treatment of a laceration of the scalp sustained in a bicycle accident at her home, The wounc was sulured. Mark Kirby, 12, son of Mr and Mrs. Charles Kirby of Newport, Va., stepped on a nai Thursday evening while visiting at Delhi and suffered a punct ure wound of the right foot which was treated at the Jer sey Community Hospital. ROSS LYON Man, Wife Treated For Bee Stings WOOD RIVER.—An East Alton man and his wife were stung Friday evening when the man ran into a bee's nest on the ground with a power mower while cutting grass at home. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Park of 219 Grand Ave., East Alton, were treated and released from the Wood River Township Hospital Friday at 7:30 p.m. for bee stings. Mr. Park was stung on the head right arm and both ankles. His wife was stung on the right arm. Blind Jew East Alton Speaker A blind Jew, Aclolph Loeb, who Became a Christian when he be- jame blind, will be guest speaker at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. serv- ces at Faith Lutheran Church In odfrey. Loeb will also speak to the Bible classes at 9:30 a.m. A former resident of. Chicago vhere he was a restaurateur at he Merchandise Mart and the South Side Country Club, he now ives in Hot Springs, Ark. In the past 10 years, since becoming a member of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, he has been active in the Preaching, Teaching, Reaching Missions and the Spiritual Life Missions of the church. Melville Church To Collect Food For Missionary GODFREY — A collection of (canned fruit and vegetables will be made at the Melville Congregational Church Sunday morning. The food will be given to a missionary to India, Mrs. Fred Par-, ton. She has served several years in India and is now visiting the church here. Mrs. Parton's hus-~ band, the Rev. Fred Parton, is presently in India. She will join him in September. The Rev. Joseph Fast, pastor of the Melville church, will return to the pulpit Sunday after his two- week vacation. First Baptist Church College nnd Johnson Streets Alton, Illinois ORRIN M. ANDERSON, Pastor 9:25 a.m Sunday Church School 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship Alr-Condltloned Nursery maintained during both services, Ample Parking for Everyone. On Vacation ROXANA—The Rev. Roy Gibbs pastor of the First Baptist Churc and his family left today for two weeks vacation. Sunday at the j 9:45 a.m. unified worship and the 7:30 p.m. worship will be conducted by James Cowan of Grafton. The mid-week prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday will be led by a deacon of the church. Plans for Sale TEL AVIV — Visitors to Israel are reporting that they find the exchange rate favorable to souvenir hunters but there is not too much for sale. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Corner of Kourtli and Alhy Streets, Alton, Illinois CORTLEY HUGH BURROUGHS A. RALPH LYNN MINISTERS MORNING WORSHIP—8:30 and 10:45 A.M. THE SERMON: "The Lord's Countersign" Dr. Cortley Burroughs THE DUET (8:80) "0 Divine Redeemer" Alberta Kennedy anil Jackio Wakefard THE SOLO (10:45) "Hear Thou My Prayer" Wilmu Gleason THE CHURCH SCHOOL—l):8(l mid 10:18 A.M. A cordial Invitation Is extended to all our services. Parents are Invited to use the nursery In the Education Building. Presenting South Carolina Evangelists John & Bonnie Eller REVIVAL AUG. 21- SEPT, 1 7:30 Nightly Special Music and Singing FORREST MISSION ASSEMBLY OF QOD 5th and Forrest Dr. Forfeit Homei Add, Rtv, L, ifttfi Pester attend now! You Will Thrill fo (he Ministry of EVANG. JAMES BROWN FROM MOBILE, ALABAMA HEAR HIM ON; RADIO—W.O.K.Z 8:30 SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:30 WORSHIP—Evangelist Brown Speaking 10;45 Theme: "The Greatest Element of Christianity" EVANGELISTIC—Evangelist Brown Speaking 7:30 Theme; ('Despairing ol God's Grace-—Presuming on God's Grace" Come Once and You Will Come Again/ For Free Transportation Call,.. HO 2*Sm The ALTON GOSPEL TABERNACLE 513 Spring Street ' W!i ri vom i . i

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