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International 1 SCHOOL
By HAROLD L. LUNDQUIST. D. D.
Of The bloody Bible Institute of Chicago
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GOD IN NATIONAL AFFAIRS
LESSON TEXT—Amos 3:9-15. 2124.
MEMORY SELECTION—Seek good
and not avll. that ye may Uve.—Am#
Social Justice, though much ape
ken about In racent times, haa bees
the concern of right thinking men
ever since sin entered the world and
started man's Inhumanity toward
man. In tha prophet Amos wo find
the eloquent and plain-spoken voice
of one crying out against such con
ditions almost 800 years before
‘Riij lesson la one which Is of ut
Rioit Importance, becauao in oux
present-day struggle with social in
justice we have come to assuma
that it la primarily a political Of
The book of Amos and all other
•ertpture rightly gets at “the focus
of infection." which la sin. Sin In the
heart leads to sinful actions, and
these inevitably involve others, and
thus bring about social problems.
L Gad la Grant and Jaet (w. 8-8).
From the little village of Takes
and out of the wilderness tn which
he had been a herdsman same
Amoe, the man of God. la hurl his
prophecy of disaster upon tho heeds
of the complacent people of Israel
and to take up a lamentation over
those in Israel living In luxury and
It was trus that tha common peo
ple were being ground under the
heel of cruel oppression, but who
cared about the poor as long as they
could be squeezed for taxes to sup
port the luxurious comforts and
pleasures of the rich? A prosperity
which does not reach the homes of
the poor is not a real prosperity at
all When in addition it encourages
the “haves" to oppress the "have
mots” it becomes a grave danger,
a real cause for lamentation.
Over against the social sin and
sorrow of his day Amos placed the
almighty and righteous God. The
people were urged to seek him and
his righteousness. Would they do it?
The answer came quickly.
II. Men Are Small and Wicked
Thank God that it is not true of
all men. but those of Amos’ day
(and many are like them in our
day) turned away in hatred of the
one who dared to rebuke their wick- i
Sin is always a horrible thing, but
when men who have fallen into sin
are responsive to correction and
raady to repent and forsaka their
Sin, there Is hope. The thing which
made Isarel'a state so serious in the
eight of God and of his prophet was
that they had only hatred for those
who were bold enough to reprove
them or to live among them accord
ing to God’s standards (w. 10, 13).
"They who will endure no criti
cism have slammed the door in the
face of truth. When we get to the
Elace where we cannot endure hav
lg our faults pointed out, we ere
on the way to moral collapse"
HI. Men Should Hate Evil (w.
God loves the sinner, even when
he is in his sin. God wants to help
him, and so pleads with him to ha(e
the evil enough to forsake it, and
love the good enough to turn to God
God's Word condemns sin, but it
also presents a remedy. In Christ
we have the perfect. Anal, and com
plete answer to the sin question.
Amos, speaking centuries before
Christ, admonished Israel to repent
and to turn away from the evil which
they had cultivated with such assi
duity, and to be equally zealous
about doing good, in the hope that
“it may be that the Lord God ol
hosts will be gracious” (v. 15).
How favored we are to be per
mitted not only to urge people te
turn from evil to good, but to offei
them the One who Is the way, the
truth, ai?d the life.
Israel did not repent, but in folly
depended on their religious cere
monies to satisfy an offended God,
The prophet therefore declares that
IV. God Hates Hypocrisy (w. 21.
God had no pleasure In their re
ligious observances and rites, be
cause they were presented with un
repentant hearts and by hands
which were soiled by the oppression
of-their fellow man.
fork it well, God has no delight
fa the attendance upon ehurch serv
ices, beautiful though they may be;
he does not listen to the sweet
strains of sacred music, a or does he
accept the rich ‘‘offerings'’ of those
who live in unforsaken sin and who
pay for magnificent church build
ings and beautiful church services
with money gotten by crooked deal
ings and social injustice.
God la righteous, and God’s Word
always cuts right through the hy
pocrisy of men. Let us heed the plea
of Amos, that righteousness should
tun through odr personal and na
tional life ‘‘as a mighty stream,”
and then we shall be ready both as
Individuals and'as a people to wor
ship him aright.
CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD
2412 Parker Street C. W. F. F.
Rev. S. K. Nichols, Pastor
Rose M. Oliver, Reporter
2320 N. 28th ave..
Rev. E. F. Ridley, Pastor
ST. JOHN’S A. M. E.
22nd and Willis Ave.
Rev. E. B. Childress
Mason Dtvereaux Jr. Reporter
The women of St. John’s cele
brated their day at St. John's
on Sunday, August 3, 1947, bring- 1
ing to the congregation present j
an enlightening and inspiring
At the 11 a. m. service, Rev.
C. M. Farmer delivered an im
pressive spiritual-filled sermon
entitled, ‘ Redeeming the Time”.
Her inspirational thoughts for the j
day were as follows: “Man |
should say what is in the Bible, '
not what he thinks is in it. Man's
time here on earth is short;
therefore, he must make haste to
redeem the time before it is too
The order of service was as
follows: Processional by the
chorus; Ritual by B. J. Childress;
Opening Hymn No. 3 CM;
Prayer by Mrs. T. H. Goodwin;
Song by St John Chorus; Scrip
ture by Hattie Adams; Decalo
gue; Missionary, off; Vocal solo
by Goldie Downing; Announce
ments; Intercessional; Song by
the Chorus and congregation;
Sermon by Rev. Mrs, C. M. 'Far
mer (Song. Chorus); Offering;
Conference Claims; Remarks by
the Pastor, Recessional by. the
Chorus; and Benediction by Mrs.
Farmer, Eevening Service 7:30 p.
m.; Ritual by B. J. Childress;
Opening Hymn No. 12 SM;
Prayer by Elizabeth Cunning
ham; Song by the Chorus; Scrip
ture reading by Anna VanFoote;
Decalogue; Missionary Offering;
Selection by St. John’s Usherettes
Announcements; Song by Chorus
and congregation; Sermon by
Rev. Mrs. Marion Jones; Invit
ation by Mrs. Jones (Song,
Chorus); Offering; Conference
claims; Remarks by Mrs. R. C.
Price, general chairman; Brief
by the Pastor, and Benediction by
Rev. Mrs. Jones.
Visitors: Mrs. Cornelia Braden.
Maryville. Mo.; Mr. Edmund
Duke, Little Rock, Ark.; Mr.
Samuel A. Farrell, 2415 Binney,
city; Mrs. Ruth E. Gates, 3419
Clark ave., St. Louis, Mo.; Mrs.
Patrica General, Washington, D.
C.; Mrs. Toy Harriso, San Fran
cisco, Calif.; Mrs. E. Harrison,
San Francisco, Calif.; Mr. and
Mrs. H. Lister, 2404 North 7 st.,
Kensas City; Geraldine Martin,
2628 Decatur st.. City; Mrs. Mill
icent Murray, 2611% Binney st.,
city; Mrs. Thelma Tucker, 2411
% North 22nd st., city; Mrs. R.
T. Whiteside, 2023 Maple st., city
The evening service was con
ducted by Rev. * Mrs. Marion
Jones, who delivered a very time
ly and powerful message filled
with the Holy Spirit.
A lovely tea was held in the
Church parlor between the hours
of 6 to 7 and 9:30 to 10:30 p. m.
The Watchmen will rehearse on
Friday night, August 8, at the
On Friday, August 15 at the
home of Bro. Richard Taylor,
2615 Binney st., the Watchmen
will have an old-fashioned Lawn
Social with plenty of good
things to eat. Come out mem
bers and friends of St. Johns and
help these men in this Christian
The following delegates from our
Church left on Sunday night,
August 3, for the Quadrennial
Conference in New Orleans:
Miss Barbara Long , Miss Eve
lyn Triggs, Mrs. B. J. Childress,
wife of our pastor, and Mrs ■
We wish for them a very pleas
ant and interesting trip and look
forward to their bringing back
to St. Johns a reat deal of in
formation about this important
A. M. E. Conference that will at
tract noted Church people from
all over the United States.
Let us pray for the sick
throughout the week whoever
they maybe or wherever they
Pay your Annual Conference
Claims to Bro. W. Carter today.
Mrs. B. C. Price, general chair
man for Women’s Day takes the
greatest of pleasure along with
her excellent co-workers of
thanking the numerous mem
bers and friends of St. Johns
for support in any way given
them on Women’s Day, Sunday
The Youth for Christ Group
under the sponsorship of John
Orduna desire that young
people heed the call of the Sav
ier and become a member now.
This wid-awake organization
meets each Saturday evening
from 7:30 p. m. to 9 p. m. Come
out and participate young people
in this Christian program.
Mothers, send your children to
Sunday School every Sunday
morning at 9:30 a. m. attend our
11 a. m. services and our 7:30
p. m. services.
Visitors and friends are wel
come at St. Johns, the friendly
church at 22nd and Willis ave.
Come and worship with us, won’t
CLEAVES TEMPLE C. M. E.
25th 4. Decatur st.
C. P. Raines, Minister
Mrs. Jeanie Englisb, Reporter
We were honored this morning
to have the male chorus sing for
us. We are proud to have such
a fine group of men assemble
themselves together to do good
and help others to do good. Mrs.
Effie Moore should be commend
ed for the wonderful work she
is doing in training them. They
have only sang for us two times.
We pray for them to continue
their good work and that We will
hear them many many more
We heard an inspiring sermon
by our presiding Elder, Rev. R. A.
Simpson. His text: Lord, it's good
to be Here. It is good to be here
because we are in the presence
of God this.morning. Jesus told
Peter “Let s go up to the moun
tain.” If we keep on climbing we
will get joyy out of life. Jesus call
ed a convention on the mountaifs
The delegates were Peter, James,
and John. Church, stay on God’s
firing line; it may be a hard
task, but it must remain.
Robert Cecil Raines, son of our
pastor and wife. Rev. and Mrs.
C. P. Raines was christened by
Rev. R. A. Simpson.
Please support these: 4th Sun
day—Forward Step Club, and
5th Sunday—Loyal Matrons Club.
Let us pray for the shuta-ins.
Visitors are always welcome in
our serivce. •
HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH
30th & Corby
H. H. Schauland, Pastor
Sunday School 10 A. M.
Worship 11 A. M.
HILL SIDE PRESBYTERIAN
2760 Lake Street
Rex. Chas. Tyler, Pastor
Sunday School 9:30 a. m.
Sunday Service 11 a. m.
Come out and worship where a
warm welcome awaits you and
hear a good sermon, “Superior
Righteousness.’’ Good music by
the choir. Rev. Tyler will speak.
Saturday morning 10:15-KOAD.
Tune in and hear him.
Thelma Newte, Rep’t.
COLUMBUS, OHIO — Reports
of activities of Frontiers Clubs
throughout the country as giv
en at their national convention
in Atlantic City, July 25-27,
show that these clubs are play
ing vital roles in the develop
ment of Negro business and pro
fessional interests, as well as in
efforts for general civic im
provement and increased job op
portunities for Negroes.
Highlighting this convention
of the only Negro service club
in America, composed of busi
ness and professional men, were
a public meeting addressed by
Lester B. Granger, Executive
Secretary of the National Urban
League; and the Convention
Luncheon addressed by J. Finley
Wilson, Grand Exalted Ruler of
the Independent Benevolent Order
of the Elks of the World. Both
Granger and Wilson commended
the club on it work on vital is
sues facing the Negro group and
the nation today and challenged
its leadership to meet the need
for more chapters of the club in
other cities. Mr. Wilson said act
ivities of Frontiers Clubs are ex
amples of men banding together
to “take what they have to make
what they want.” Mr. Granger
said the Frontiers Clubs have
rendered valuable aid to Urban
Leagues by their cooperation on
the local and national level. In
cluded in the public meeting
which was held in the beautiful
New Jersey Avenue School, was
the presentation of a pin and
certificate of honorary member
ship to Eugene Kinckle Jones,
pioneer social worker, and Gen
eral Secretary of the National Ur
Mayor Altman, in delivering his
address to the visiting delegates,
paid a high tribute to N. B. Al
len, national presiden of the club
for vision and leadership, and
presented him with a beautiful
leather-encased “key to Atlantic
As a climax to the convention,
a special Frontiers service was
held at the Shiloh Baptist Church
with pastor Dr. C. L. Aiken, a
member of the Atlantic City
chapter of the club delivering the
Colorful social affaires were
featured throughout the three-day
convention, and included beach
TheRev. E. T. Bernthal, pastor
of Epiphany Lutheran Church in
Detroit, Michigan, and summer
guest speaker on the Interna
tional Lutheran Hour on Sunday
August 3, 10, 17 and 24.
BETTER LIGHTING IN THE
MID CITY AREA
It is time that the citizens of
the Mid-City area give greater
attention to the lighting in cer
tain sections of the Mid-City area
There is far too little light,
ing in these sections. What light
that is either too dim, ineffici
ent, out of date, and of little
Some of these areas where
immediate attention should be
given to better lighting facilities
is from 16th and Lake St., to 30th
and Lake st. Lighting is very poor
on Charles, Decatur. Seward and
Franklin and between 24 and 30.
There is Just a few sections in
the Mid-City area where better j
light is badly needed.
In the City Improvement Plan,
a program of better lighting is
provided for our city. It is hop
ed that our City Commissioners
and others that have charge of
carrying out this program will
see that the Mid-City, area is
The best way to cut down petty
thief, juvinile delinquency, crim
inal attacks automeb’e accidents,
and etc. is to have well-lighted
city streets. Poor and inefficient
lighting acts as a incentive to
those who find nothing better to
do than prey on living in areas
where lighting facilities are in
Committing robbery etc. against
the citizens of the area.
. Poor lighting denotes an alert
and wide-awake citizens in a
community. Good lighting means
added attractiveness to an area
or section of a city. Good light
ing shows the pride of citizens
in a community in their welfare
and well-being. Good lighting
acta as a direct incentive to new
home buyers' encurages busi
nessmen to move Into an area,
increases the number of visitors
to a city, and enhances the beauty
of the area that it embrasses.
Where modern lighting has been
installed, it has more than paid
for itself in that it has made
law enforcement easier and
brought about greater pride and
interest of the citizens in the
value of a well-lighted city area.
Thg Mid-City area can enjoy
the same benefits from good
lighting as other areas of our
city, if the citizens would demand
to be heard.
Let us citizens of the Mid-City
make better lighting a must on
ALPHA OMEGA CLUB
The Alpha Omega Social Club
is still going strong with fun for
all. Last Saturday the members
and their friends spent an en
joyable evening at Riverview
dancing, etc., not to exclude the
ice cold water melons which sup
plied a refresher after the days
heat of over 100 degrees.
This evening, August 9 at 8:00
p. m. we are planning a weiner
roast. All members and their
friends are asked to meet at
Lenora Pierce’s, 1818 North 26
st. at 7:80 p. m. Bring your 15
cents and swing along to Mandcn
Park for an evening of fun the
Alpha Omega way.
parties, roller chair tour of the
Boardwalk for the wives of the
delegates, and a president’s recep
tion and dance at the west-side
All Wars Memorial building.
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Wilberforce College of
Education Challenges j
Legality of 'Jim Crow Suit’
WILBERFORCE, OHIO —Com
menting on the announced
intentions of the AME church
board, for Wilberforce university,
to file a test suit against the
College of Education and Indus- |
trial Arts to determine “the
right of the state of Ohio to use
taxpayers money in the conduct !
of an experiment in Jim Crow
education,’’ a leading member of \
the trustee board for the state
controlled College of Education
and Industrial Arts at Wilber- i
force scouted the validity of j
such a suit. “The College of Ed- J
ucation and Industrial Arts”, |
said the board member, “is op- 1
erated under the laws of the
state of Ohio, which distinctly
forbid racial segregation. This
means that all persons, white
and black, who qualify, can en
roll in our college as well as
serve as members of our faculty.”
“Indeed,” continued the board
member,” two white students were
enrolled last year at Wilberforce.’
The fact that Wilberforce has
practically an all-Negro enroll
ment was explained as a result
of social custom rather than
racial restriction, by the trustee.
“As a matter of fact,” declared
he trustee, “the AME church
itself, is a Jim-crow organiza
tion and, in its charter establish
ing Wilberforce university, re
presents the school as an insti
tution sololy for presons of Afri
This makes it difficult, conclud
ed the board member, “to un
This makes it difficult conclud
ed the board member, “to under,
stand the action of the AME
church in requesting the state of
Ohio to turn over all state pro
perty at Wilberforce university to
the church for the AME’s to run
' and at the same time, plan to
bring action against the state
controlled college of education and
industrial arts, when their won
efforts would be a jim-crow
Four trips, in the past week, by
delegations from the AME church
brought the following statement
from Ohio Governor Herbert who
refused to intervene in the church
state dispute. “I suggested,” the
governor said, “that the attorney
general could determine the legal
status of the university. I am
not presently inclined to enter
the dispute regarding Dr. Wesley
and the proposal of turning over
the entire operation of the state
college to thg church would neces.
sarily have to be determined by
the legislature. I still have noly
one objective and that is accredi
tation of Wilberforce by the
North Central association of sec- I
ondary schools and colleges.” 1
Meanwhile, plans are proceed- i
ing in the College of Education
and Industrial arts for a record
enrollment September as a large
number of students, formerly en
rolled in the College of Liberial
Arts, have applied for admission
to the state college.
CHANGES BLAMED FOR
MANY PERSONS DEATH
CHICAGO, HI.—Sharp changes
in temperature hastened the death
of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dr. Wil.
liam F. Petersen said Monday.
The life of Galvin Coolidge also
was shortened by a sudden cold
spell, followed by hot weather, he
Dr. Peteraen, director of clini
cal research at St. Luke’s Hospital
said he believe* weather variabil
ity has been responsible for the
breakdown of many other persons.
Immediate causes of Mr. Roose
velt’s death probably were cor
onary thrombosis followed by rup
ture and hemorrhage, he said. But
attacks of this type most often
occur, he added, during periods of
unusually high or low tempera
tures, and particularly after cold
Dr. Petersen said he had traced
the weather record at Hyde Park, |
N. Y. where Mr. Roosevelt re
portedly suffered a stroke March
25, 1945. He found that the mer
cury had gone abvoe 80 in mid
M°rch, dropped to freezing by
M^rch 22, and then shot up again.
l*Tr. Roosevelt was rushed to
Warm Springs, Ga„ where he died
on April 12.
Dr. Petersen said Mr. Coolidge
apparently was in good health
when he died suddenly on January
5, 1933—but the temperature had
dropped 60 degrees in one day,
and then had shot up just as
In adjusting to the violent shifts
of temperature, the circulatory
sysem is taxed to the limit and in.
evitably breaks down, he said.
He explained that cold air con
tracts blood vessels, causing the
blood pressure to rise. This re
ults in an oxygen deficiency.
With a temperature rise, how
ever, blood vessels may • be en
larged, he said, causing very low
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