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VOL.. XLI-NO. 52.
Omaha Summer School Shows Attractive
I f WHOLE troop o, note, thinkCr, ; J Ueu , ; ;, ' ,
speakers and active workers will I ; s,, 1 ; ""- w ' ' , " - i 3 W Vi v'f VSB--
I Jrk take potion of the University of,; ') nLMxJ ' ' ? 1 "aX "fX.N ' 3 SsS1 ' ' Y
fei Qaha this week to give lectures- , M4Kmw( :" V "I . ' - il ' SV.f J TTSSStf. v . u Ah.I
c-t classes on a variety .of 'Ml N J iA" tV
; YJSeaaBai social and religious subject These Mimh' WN 1 fpl4lwl Tfe' V SK'3feiSjn 0A
; -.h- r: ''menandwomen, eachof whomisa llff'fil ' H " A If SJ , I i-i J' .''ifA ' .'VlAr &A J " f X '
'specialist .in his. or. her particular line, came from
; all parts of the country brought here by the Wo
men's Missionary Federation for the Summer
School and Conference.
Dr. Shailer Mathews, who will give an evening
lecture and conduct two conferences, is dean of the
divinity school in the University of Chicago. He is
an educator of national reputation. His writings
- on church history are used as text books and his
services as a speaker on religious and sociological
matters are in constant demand.
Jenkins Lloyd Jones, who will give two evening
Rddresses, heads a number of prominent institu
tions in the city of Chicago. He is director of
v Abraham Lincoln center one of the big social
'-settlements -of the city and ia pastor of All Souls
laurch which is located at the center. He is a
lecturer in the literature extension department of
the University of Chicago and is editor of the
Unity. He was secretary to the World's parliament
of religion and organized the congress of religions.
Mrs. E. P. Costigan of Denver will have the
thildren's hour. She was formerly a kindergartener
and has introduced kindergarten methods into the
Sunday schools. She turns the Bible into a fascin
ating story book for children. The club women
and suffragists will be interested in Mrs. Cnstican
jl She ia vice president of the Denver Woman's club
ana tases a leaajng part in an torward movements
of the, city. She was prominent among the Denver
I women who, worked in behalf of the Citizen's party
to oust the machines at the recent city election. She
is an active worker in the National Mothers' con
gress and is president of the Denver Graded Union
of Sunday School Teachers.
Miss Frances Bates Patterson of Chicago, who
will conduct classes, in mission study Intended to
be of especial interest to young people and who
will give a stereopticon lecture on "China New
and Old," has been a missionary in the orient for
many years. She was a missionary in China for
five years, went through the Boxer uprising there
and the siege of Tientsin. She has also done mis
sionary work in Japan and India.
Mrs. D. B. Wells of Chicago is already known
to church people here, having spoken in Omaha
last year She is well-known among church folks
throughout the country from her work as a Bible
and mission study teacher. She will conduct the
1 Bible hour at the Omaha summer school.
I Hans P. Freece of New York, who will give an
.evening lecture on Mormonism, was born in the
Mormon church. His mother was a plural wife and
pis father was one of the early Mormon settlers
who walked from Council Bluffs to Salt Lake
'L'lty. When he was a boy, he came under the in-
sfluence of Christian missionaries and at 17 began
ito work his way through college. He worked his
i I ay through Columbia university and has lectured
v on Mormonism all over this country and the
British Isles. He was a protagonist in the recent
i inti-Mormon campaign in London and the north
I oi England.
Rev. Frederick J. Paton of New York, who will'
1 be the chief speaker at the missionary mass met-
In? which will open the conference Tuesday even
ing, was raised In the New Hebrides. He will ieil
-JOirahans about the reclamation of his South Sea
Sf is'aiyl home from cannibalism to Christianity by
bis 'fitter, the illustrious John G. Paton.
f j Itev. t'inls S. Idleman, who will give an evening
woMMjiyvH r J w J feip, ' l&PtetsV 'fvU.
lecture, is a factor in civic affairs in Des Moines,
Iowa, where he is pastor of the Central Church of
Christ.. He is consulted on all church and'soclal
matters there and is an athlete and orator of much
Another lecturer at the summer school Rev.
Sherman Coolidge of Fairibault, Minn., is a full
blooded Arapaho Indian. He is president of the
Society of American Indians with headquarters at
Washington, D. C. He is an Episcopal minister and
priest-in-charge of St. Luke's mission to the
Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians at Whirlwind Allot
ment near Fay, Okl.
J. H. Beveridge, superintendent of public schools
in Council Bluffs, will come across the river to give
a talk at one of the sessions for older boys. Miss
Margaret Ellen Brown will cowe from Lincoln to
conduct a miesiou study class. Miss Brown is gen
eral secretary for the Nebraska Stale Sunday School
association. She will attend the convention of this
body here this week.
Not all of the talent at the Summer school will
be drawn frof outside cities, however, Rev. M. O.
McLaughlin, pastor of Harford Memorial United
Brethren church and leader of the local boy scout
movement, will direct the outdoor sports tor older
boys. Miss Lillian Dowler physical director of the
Young Women's Christian association, will have
charge of'gymnastic work among the older girls.
The younger children will hav delightful after
noons of songs and games under the supervision
of Mrs. Orietta S. Chittenden, kindergarten director
in the Omaha public schools, and an able corps of
assistants., Miss Ruth Ganson leader of the music
department of the Woman's club will provide pro
grams of local musical talent for the evening
The idea of having the summer school and con
ference in Omaha originated with Mrs. W. N.
Halsey following a talk by Mrs. Wells of Chicago
at the Jubilee of the Women's Foreign Missionary
societies here about a year and a half ago. Inspired
by Mrs. Halsey, a coterie of devoted church women
banded together in the Women's Missionary Fed
eration started and carried through successfully last
summer a school of missions at the University of
The federation has grown to include several
hundred women of forty local churches. The sum
mer school has come to be a permanent institution
in Omaha, has gained the support and co-operation
of national foreign and home mission organizations
and is recognized as one of the six affiliated Sum
mer Schools of Missions in the United States. The
broad aim of the school is to aid in the Christian
movement of world evangillzaiion and its im
mediate purpose is to furnish a training school in
missionary knowledge. The emblem of the federa
tion is a cross and the watcli-wor i is "Fen-ice."
The school gives interesting instruction to peo
ple of all ages, sexes and interests. Those who, in .
addition to the church women, are especially in
terested in the school are .ministers of the different -Protestant
churches, the Laymen's Missionary cn-
OMAHA, SUNDAY .MORNING. .H'XE u;,
ffl K w- li'S'F U M l:t-vl. :-WMWv0Ml llVii rV-HJl
mittee. the Youne Men's anH Ynnnir Worn en '
Christian associations, the Women's Christian Tem-
perance unions ana tne women s ciuds.
Mrs. W. P. Harford is president of the federa
tion which conducts the summer school. Mrs.
George Tilden is chairman of the executive and
program committee and Mrs. Halsey is secretary.
Mrs. J. E. Dodds is chairman of the publicity
The literature committee of which Mrs. D. E.
Jenkins Is chairman hae secured a large collection .
of books and pamplets on religious and sociological
topics, temperance, missions and other allied sub
jects. Other heads of committees which are busy
on the work of the summer school are Mrs. .1. E.
Jones, finance; Mrs. Edward Johnson, press; Mrs.
M. B. Copeland, study classes; Mrs. C. A. Sherwood,
buildings; Mrs. E. H. Westerfield, young people's
work: Miss Ivy Reed, children's work. The out-of-town
delegates are to be housed near the univer
sity and meals will be served in the building.
These young men from the different churches
have volunteered to serve as ushers during the
school: Wednesday From First Christian church
E. P. Ireland, A; V. Benson, Willia.m Speele and
Herman Ohlswager. Thursday From Kountze
Memorial William Jergensen, Fred Over, Harry
Peterson and Levi Dunlap. Friday Central United
Presbyterian Earl Sherman, Claude Camdlin,
Earl Moore and D. L. Shaw. Saturday North Side
Christian Earl Gosselin, Linne Kilgore, Leonard
Rodgers and Alvin Forrey. Monday West Presby
terian S. C. Wigg, H. C. Ross, C. E. Wool and) H.
James B. Wootan will preside at the meeting
Tuesday evening, June 18, which opens the school
and which will be a missionary mass meeting
under the auspices of the Laymen's Missionary com
mittee. Classes, conferences and lectures will start
Wednesday morning and continue through Tuesday
evening, June 25.
There will be no morning classes or conferences
as there were last year wim one exception. Ac
tivities will last from 2 to 5:15 o'clock each after
noon and will open at 8 o'clock for the evening
programs. Mrs. Wells will have a Bible hour each
afternoon at 2 o'clock and will conduct a mission
study class every day a 3:30. Miss Paerson will
also have two daily classes one In mission study
for all ages at 4:15 and one especially for the
young people at 5:15. ; :
Children's work will keep up through mo3t of.
the afternoon. There will be field sports on the
university campus for hoys every day at 3:30, di
rected by Rev. Mr. McLaughlin, ai.d there will be
gymnasium work for girls daily ' the Imnianuel
Baptist church across from the university, directe l
by Miss Grace Lemon Conklin. Mrs. ('ostigan's
story hour comes each day at 5 o'clock and another
story hour for older children will be held at
5 o'clock in the church. At 4 o'clock daily songs,
and games will lie enjoyed by the litlte ones. Mis3
Helen Hltte will Up music direcTor at these juvenile
sessions and Mrs. Chittenden's assistants in leading
the kiddies at their games will be Misses Elizabeth
Ryan, Louise Ncese and Alice Chambers.
Redick hall will be open Tuesday from 2:30 to
5 p. m. that regist-ation cards may be signed and
text books purchased. There will be no meetings
that afternoon: but in the evening there will be a
missionary mass meeting held under the auspices
of the Laymen's Missionary committee. Rev. Mr.
Paton will he the chief speaker.
Classes, conferences and lectures will strt in
full force Wednesday. In addition to the regular
daily schedule there will be a conference hour on
"Missions in the United States and Porto Rico" at
: 2:45, led by Mrs. May Leonard Woodruff of New
York City. Mrs. Costigan wll tell the stories of
"Boniface at tielsmar" and 'Vvhere Love is There
God Is, Also." Miss Martha Grym will take charge '
of the music at this session. At the story hour
for older children W. A. Yoder, county superinten
dent of schools, will tell the story of John G. Paton,
missionary to the South .iea Islands. ,
The feature of the evening meeting will be the
address by Rev. Mr. Idleman on "The Present
World Impact of Christianity." Rev. H. J, Kirsch
steln will preside and short talks will be given by
Rev. D. E. Jenkins, Rev. u. D. Baltzly, Rev. .1. Scott
Ebersole, Rev. M. O. McLaughlin and Rev. Hugh
Mrs. Baltzley will preside at tiie Thursday after
noon session. Mrs. Woodruff will have a confer
ence on "Home Missionary Ca-ii valgus, ' Airs. Coatl
gan's stories will be "The Awakening of Wing
Foy" and "Eleanor Chestnut.'' Rev. T. 11. Mc
Connell will tell the story of james ..aimers for
the older children.
In the evening Dr., Mhailer Maf.iiews will give an
address on ' The Sdcial Gospel, and there will bo
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a half-hour's musical program arranged by MIbs
Hanson. Rev. E. R. Curry will pr.side. Dr.
Mathews will lead a conference Friday morning at
10:30 o'clock on "Saving the City," and. will have
another conference in the afternoon at 2:45 on
"Social Service." Rev. A. W. Clark will preside
at the morning session and Mrs. II. J. Klrschstein
tt i 4 li n fi f t Atn nAn '
flL lie mixi
Friday evening will be taken up with the Illus
trated lecture by Miss Patterson on "China New
and Old." Rev. J. A. Jenkins will preside. ,
Mrs, G. Wi Clabaugh will preside at the Satur
day afternoon meeting, the principal feature of
which will be a conference hour on "Mlssons in
Sunday Schools," at 2:4 5, led by Miss Brown.
Mrs. Costigan will tell the story of "Little One
Eye's Feather" for the youngsters and will also
tell a story at the older children's hour, her tale
being "James Evans, the Hero of the Canadian
Wilderness." " - -
Jenkins Lloyd Jones will give au address enti
tled "On .ho Firing Line in the Battle for Sobriety"
in the evening, following a musical program. Rev.
M. B. Williams will preside.
Rev. Jones will give another address Sunday
evening, the subject of which is "The Peace Move
ment." The Immanuel Baptist church choir will
furnish music and Rev. Ebersole will preside.
Sunday afternoon will be given over to the chil
dren. There will be a children's mass meeting at
the university, at which T. F. Sturgess will preside
and Miss Grym will direct the music, A musical
and dramatic performance entitled "The Plea of
the World's Children" will be given by the Royal
Blue Missionary society of the North Presbyterian
church, accompanied by Mrs. C. P. Hilmer. Mrs.
Costigan will tell two stories, Only a Prince of
Corea" and "Adrift on an Ice-Pan.
Each child In the' performance wiirrepresent a
country as follows: Japanese, Margaret HIgbee,
&nnle Jenkins;", Chinese, .Luctle Parks,. Ruth
Biirdge; India, Mildred Hungate, Florence, Miller;
Indian, Frances Burdge, Helen' Baker; '. Persia,
Dclva Berkey; Turkey, Doris Snyder; Syria, Mada
lice Nichols; Corea, Elizabeth, Barnes; Burma,'
Mary Hclmer; South America, Mildred Landen;
America, Helen Halesy. .) - ,