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By: A. M. DAVIS '
- Several days ago we read in a
dally paper the account of Evan
gelist Graham's services being held
, in the stadium of the University of
South Carolina. It stated that a
- larger number of people attended
one service than had ever attended
a football game there. Years ago
we read newspaper accounts of
Ham' Ramsey, Gypsy Smith, Billy
. Sunday and others. It seems that
when these fellows get going their
sensationalism takes the country
This causes us to wonder at times.
Are they superior men gifted by
- our Creator with super-human
powers in being able to sway the
thousands night after night with
their bold predictions of what we
can expect in a very short time un
less we see the erring of our ways
and repent of our worldly sins.
Their predictions for the immediate
future seldom, if ever, come true.
This causes us to wonder and at
times discredit most of their pre
dictions. Why then do these men reach
the pinnacles of success they do
when we know that most of them
are only ordinary men capitalizing
on sensational appeal to the mass
es. Many of these men are .brilliant
thinkers but not necessarily ex
ceptional preachers. They know
how to appeal to the masses but
the most important thing la they
know how to advertise. That Is
more than can be said about our
locaL, churches around about us.
The pulpits in some are tilled
with some of the best educated
men and speakers to be found In
our localities. Yet many of them
are the weakest men we know
when It comes to advertising. Ad
vertising and public relations
should be a required subject in all
colleges graduating ministers to
go out and preach to the masses.
Our whole financial and social well
being depends to a great extent
on advertising and publicity. Yet
many of our churches, one of the
most Important institutions In our
lives, has to suffer and struggle
along because the ministers are
either too Indifferent or who do
not take the pains to learn what
the newspapers can do for their
churches. There are those who do
appreciate publicity and who do
cooperate with local newspapers.
Of the latter class we can say,
may their number increase.
In a country where 70,000,000
people are not affiliated with any
church, and where large numbers
of children are receiving no rellg-
MUfWlMiBt WARSAW, N.C
SUN. - MON. Apr. 9-10
Nancy Goes To Rio
With Jane Powell
And Ann Sothern.
TUES. - WED. Apr. 11-12
With Robert Preston
And Robert Sterling.
TIIURS. - FRI. Apr. 13-14
With Gregory Peck
And Hugh Marlowe.
SATURDAY, Apr. IS
With Tim Holt.
With Kent Taylor.
lous training, It would seem that
the churches need to do everything
In their power to build good public
relations and obtain good publi
city for themselves.
The moving picture industry, the
beaches and resort towns, business
and many other commercial en
deavors are willing to pay cash
for their advertising and publicity.
Yet. the churches seeks in many
Instances to carry on Its activities
in secret to the masses who "we
feel should be attracted.
Many of the pastors have the
Impression that newspapers would
rather print sensational stories per
taining to crime, politics, etc. They
could never be more wrong in their
Impression. The papers are anxious
to print stories of the churches.
The trouble Is they don't get the
good stories from the churches. ;,
Pastors ought to make it their
business to- let the newspapers
know of anything out of the ordi
nary happening In their parishes.
They should keep the editor In
formed about plans for new build
ing or renovating, observance of
anniversaries, dedications, pre
sentations, and the celebration of
special events. The editor will be
grateful - after all, he is Just a
human being and he will co
operate with the pastor to the best
of his ability. And the pastor will
find that many new people will be
attracted to his church when the
people learn through the channels
of church newspaper publicity that
his is a church where the mem
bers do things. - '.
AT FAISON THEATRE
After fire destroyed the project
ors in the Faison Theatre last
Monday night complete new projec
tors and sound equipment were in
stalled. The theatre reopened on
Thursday of last week.
The sound and pictures have
been improved considerably with
the installation of the new equip
ment. Many have been favorably
impressed with the Improvement
The management trys at all
times to give the people of Faison
and surrounding area an attractive
program of first run pictures at
WOMEN'S CLUB WORKS
WITH SUNDAY SCHOOL
The Sesame Womens Club In
conjunction with the churches are
planning an all-out drive to bring
more children and adults into the
Sunday Schools. Next week, April
10 to 16, has been designated as
I.mmuuuI uiulay . -
throughout .the nation. ..
Five years ago the Laymen's
National Committee, a non-sect
arian organization, was requested
by many to help stem Juvenile de
linquency. These good friends
knew of the successmul National
Bible Weeks .each year and believ
ed this committee had the "know
how" to do a practical campaign.
The committee accepted the chal
lenge and National Sunday School
Week was Inaugurated the second
week In April, 1945. , Since that
time the program has been very
successful. Many industrial leaders,
labor leaders, women's clubs, and
civic and fraternal organisations
join in the program each year to
help assure its success. , ; ,
CAPACITY AUDIENCE V '
WITNESS PAGEANT -,
A record audience witnessed the
production of "Shall We Inherit",
a pageane of Negro life and history,
Monday evening, March 27.
The pageant traced the evolution
of Negro culture through the media
of the arts, Music and The Dance.
Featured dancers and their num
bers were: Annie Ruth Faison in
"Laura", Maudistine Stevens, Doris
Hampton and Annie Ruth Faison
in "The Dance of Beauty. Inter
pretative numbers were "Stormy
Weather", "My Way Is Cloudy"
"Deep River", and African Dances'
featuring Julliette Thompson, Ver-
nervia Faison, Carrie Johnson,
Charlene Chalmers, Doris Hamp
ton, Vermelle Thompson, Annie
Rath Faison and Maudistine Stev
ens. Soloists and their numbers were:
Carolyn Dixon, 7 years old, featur
ed as Lena Home in "Summer-
time", Mallie Butler, featured as
Lily , Strickland in "Man Lindy
Lou", Mary Wright,, featured as
Ethel Waters In "Stormy Weather'
Catherine Ezzell, featured as Ma
mie Smith in "St. Louis Blues",
and Doris Hampton. .
: The plot of the pageant was de
veloped by Lorraine Dixon, Nar
rator, and the Speech Choir, com
posed of members of the 7th and
8th grades, under the direction of
Mrs. M. t. Chalmers, while the
background music was furnished
by the Choral Club, Mrs. M. S.
West, Director and Miss O. Inex
Brown, Accompanist The pageant
waa under the over-all- direction
of Mrs. M. S. West ,
Two members of the school staff.
Miss A. L. Thompson and Mr; J. E.
Belton were in Raleigh last week
end attending the 69th annual con
vention of the N. C. Teachers As
sociation as delegates of the Duplin
County Teachers Association. They
will report their impressions at
the next monthly meeting of the
BAPTIST CHURCH ITEMS i;
iThe Junior Missionary Circle
sponsored a ; program Palm Sun
day, after which an inspiring ser
mon by Rev. W. F. Fryar was de
livered. ' - '::,u:-;:- t:
The young men and women Class
es of the Sunday School will ren
der a . short Easter Program . on
Sunday at 10:30 A. M. You are
cordially Invited to attend.
Monday the Sunday School' is -sponsoring
on. the church lawn at '
12 noon an egg hunt A prize will
be awarded to the person that finds
the Easter Bunny in the hunt
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KENANS VILLE N.C.
Make a Bato with a Haobt
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The Moses Chapel Sabbath
School sponsored the showing of
the movie "The Power of God' in
the school auditorium, last Sunday.
were numbered and at a drawing
held after the picture, Howard
Craddock was holder of the lucky
ticket and was presented a large
Easter Basket Martha Stevens also
won a basket for selling the largest
number of tickets.
UMNO AND TtirviSION STAS .
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NOT ONI SMOll CASS
Of THROAT IRRITATION
Guest speakers for the revival
now in progress at Burning Bush
Holiness Church are Rev. Walker
and Rev. Miss Yarbordugh. The
revival is now in its second week
and the public is cordially invited
to attend. While intended as a
Young People's Revival, it is be
lieved that both young and old will
enjoy the inspirational messages
The following officers were elec
ted for the YJ.H.A.: Pres. Bertha
Smith; Vice Pres. Mordecal Thomp
son; Secty. Vermelle Thompson;
Asst Secty. Doris Hampton; Orga
nist Charlene Chalmers.
WEEK OF APRIL 9th
SUN. MON. April 9-10
Drive the bow "tosfcof iitgiw "or Nif ii tWW yeul
In swohreHTb are big words Wyonrasmnhne dealer can back
them np with aa mW deoMiMtratioBl Be wants 70a to and out for yes.
df the famous thrill of "Beoket" action. Be wants too to feel the swift
surge of "Rocket" power . . . smoothed to autaftaly WhMawayBydr
Matk. And he knows that a dessmstratfcti k tJ crf j way U en welly
acquaint you whh the "Ws" mmolity ... the special naoImg ease, the
apUted easnieM that ham bu tfak
where. So make a date with a "Rocket 8." Owie yon 00- won't be happr
ontilTou hare your owa Fvtiiraiaie 'rKMy tt toiit hmmrprieml
Starring Wm. Holden
And Joan Caulfield.
News Cartoon i
AUES. - WED.
With Dane Clark in
Comedy Cartoon , "
THURSDAY April 13 , ; ;
Holiday In Havana
With AU Star Cast
News A Cartoon .
FRL - SAT April 14-U , . s
' IN TECHNICOLOR .
News Cartoon -, ,
FHONI TOUt NIAIIST, OLDS MO 1ILI
' t BEULAVHXE. N. C
Sun. . Mon April t-10 ,
JOHN WAYNE In . -
Cartoon and News' '
Toes. . Wed. April 11-12 .' :v
SPENCER TRACY -DEBORRTH
KERR in i f ' iA '"
EDWARD MY SONf
Thnnday, April 11 1
1- iwo restores i S tlti
GRANT WITHERS In ' 4 'v: .
HOMICIDE FOB THREE
STEVE BRODIE in ' r
ROSE OF TKI2 YUKON
1 1 (C1 A 1
; If In! l A 1 L
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WEEK OF MONDAY, APRIL 9th
MONDAY and TUESDAY
Starring James Cagney, Virginia Mayo.
Also Comedy .-..- .
TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY ? i :
Take One False Step
With Shelly Winters, William Powell.
Also Serial '
THURSDAY and FRIDAY
With Bing Crosby And Fred Astaire.
News and Comedy .
SATURDAY , ; DOUBLE FEATURE
With Charles Starrett And Smiley Burnette.
" ' ' AND
With Penny Singleton. ,
V 0 "SEAB EE" HAY WOR TH'S
f Motor Park
Drive In Theatre
HIVAY 11 - PIIIK HILL, II. C
"WHERE THE WHOLE FAMILY GOES"
(Free Kiddie's Playground)
DOORS OPEN 6:00 P. M. COME EARLY! -r TELEPHONE Mil
SUNDAY, APRIL 9th v IN TECHNICOLOR
Your Perfect Easter Entertainment 1 i ,
The Blue Lagoon
Starring Jean Simmons And Donald Houston."
ALSO COLOR CARTOON
WEDNESDAY ONLY, APRIL 12th NOTE: This Is oar 2nd Annrrer- -sary,
and to celebrate it we're tfvlns; free to ail kiddles baloons, and
to the arown-ups a photo of your favorite movie star .
Wednesday Night Only April 12th -MGM'i
..if "CAUGHT" s
Starring Robert Ryan And Barbara Bel Geddes.
ALSO "3 STOOGES" COMEDY ' ,
THURSD AYandc FRIDAY i-i New Dramatic Thunderbolt. ,
Woman In Hiding
Starring Ida Lupino and Howard Duff. ,
ALSO COLOR CARTOON
With Ellen Drew And Richard Denning.
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