Dr. Allen, Dr. Garrison to de­liver daily ser­mons at camp

The Covington News - - OPINION -

His­toric Salem Camp Ground, West New­ton County, opens its 122nd an­nual ses­sion to­mor­row, ac­cord­ing to C.D. Ram­sey Jr., chair­man of the ar­range­ments com­mit­tee.

The daily pro­gram will fol­low the pat­terns of pre­vi­ous camp meet­ings with two noted pas­tors de­liv­er­ing ser­mons through­out the camp, which closes Au­gust 18.

Other daily fea­tures in­clude planned recre­ation, de­vo­tional pe­ri­ods, and study classes for campers of all ages.

Bishop Arthur J. Moore heads the list of dis­tin­guished church­men and lay­men who will con­duct this year’s meet­ing. Bishop Moore, fol­low­ing a cus­tom of many years, will de­liver the tra­di­tional “first Sun­day” ser­mon Au­gust 13 at 11 a.m.

Al­ter­nat­ing in the pul­pit dur­ing the re­main­der of the meet­ing will be Dr. Charles Allen, pas­tor of Grace Methodist Church in At­lanta, and Dr. Searcy S. Garrison, pas­tor of Sa­van­nah’s Bull Street Bap­tist Church.

They will con­duct wor- ship ser­vices in the Salem Ar­bor twice each day, at 11 a,m. and 8 p.m.

The Rev. John B. Tate, pas­tor of the LaGrange First Methodist Church, will di­rect the plat­form ac­tiv­i­ties. Vir­gil Y.C. Eady, Emory at Ox­ford dean, will be in charge of mu­sic, with W.C. McGhee of Cov­ing­ton as pi­anist.

The Rev. Eu­gene Drinkard, pas­tor of the Salem Methodist Church, will con­duct the morn­ing de­vo­tional pe­ri­ods and will di­rect the recre­ation pro­gram for the campers.

The Rev. Paul Gun­nells, pas­tor of the Cony­ers First Methodist Church, will con­duct a study class for adults each day, and Mrs. L.R. Bush Jr., of At­lanta, will be in charge of the classes for the in­ter­me­di­ate group. WMOC To Broad­cast Salem Camp Ser­vices:

Wor­ship ser­vices at Salem Camp Ground will be broad­cast over WMOC, start­ing on Sun­day, Au­gust 13, at 11 a.m., when Bishop Arthur Moore de­liv­ers the ser­mon.

Dur­ing the fol­low­ing week, WMOC will air the ser­vices twice each day, at 11 A.M. and 8 P.M.

Miss Em­malise Stone, of Ox­ford, will con­duct the study pe­riod for the ju­niors and Mrs. P.R. Warnock, of At­lanta, will be in charge of the story hour for the young peo­ple.

By tak­ing an ac­tive part in camp ac­tiv­i­ties, campers will be able to win the fa­mil­iar rib­bon awards, of­fered for a num­ber of years.

A gold rib­bon is of­fered for those at­tend­ing all morn­ing de­vo­tion­als, all class pe­ri­ods, and at least one wor­ship ser­vice a day.

A blue rib­bon is of­fered for those at­tend­ing 12 or more of th­ese pe­ri­ods, with a red rib­bon for those at- tend­ing not less than eight.

A ma­jor­ity of those at­tend­ing are ex­pected to live in cot­tages on the pic­turesque camp grounds.

Many, how­ever will spend the camp pe­riod liv­ing at Salem Ho­tel, lo­cated on the grounds. Reser­va­tions may be made by writ­ing Mrs. J.T. Jaymes, Route 2, Cov­ing­ton, GA.

C.R. Vaughn, of Cony­ers, is pres­i­dent of the in­ter­de­nom­i­na­tional camp ground, with C.D. Ram­sey Jr., of Cov­ing­ton, as vice pres­i­dent and Bob H. El­liott, of Cony­ers, as sec­re­tary/trea­surer.


com­mit­tees who di­rect the ac­tiv­i­ties of the camp ground dur­ing the year and make plans for the an­nual sum­mer ses­sions are as fol­lows:

EX­EC­U­TIVE- J.L. El­liott, chair­man, of Cov­ing­ton; Nor­ton A. David­son, of Litho­nia; L.L. Geller­st­edt, of At­lanta, and Fifth Dis­trict Con­gress­man James C. Davis, of Stone Moun­tain.

FI­NANCE AND BUD­GET- H.Y. McCord Jr. of At­lanta, chair­man; W.A. Hen­son of Cony­ers; Nor­ton A. David­son, of Litho­nia; Asa G. Can­dler Jr., of At­lanta; and Bel­mont Dennis, of Cov­ing­ton.

BUILD­INGS AND GROUNDS- C.O. Nixon, chair­man of Cov­ing­ton; W.O. Ogle­tree, of Salem; J.L. El­liott, of Cov­ing­ton; W.O. Mann Sr., of Cony­ers, and Robert Chris­tian, of Cov­ing­ton.

ARRANGEMNTSC.D. Ram­sey Jr., chair­man, of Cov­ing­ton; V.Y.C. Eady, of Ox­ford; Bob H. El­liott, of Cony­ers; Parks Warnock , of At­lanta; Ed King of Cov­ing­ton, and Charles Can­dler, of Madi­son.

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