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