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JOURNAL OF THE 

1944 

GENERAL CONFERENCE 

OF 
THE METHODIST CHURCH 



DREW UNIVERSITY LIBRARY 

JOURNAL 



OF THE 



1944 
GENERAL COrSFERENCE 



OF 



THE METHODIST CHURCH 

Held at 

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI 
April 26-May 6, 1944 

Edited by 
LUD H. ESTES, Secretary 

THE METHODIST PUBLISHING HOUSE 

(FOUNDED 1789) 



NASHVILLE CHICAGO CINCINNATI NEW YORK 

BALTIMORK DALLAS KANSAS CITY RICHMOND 

BOSTON DKTROIT PITTSBURGH PORTLAND 

SAN FRANCISCO 



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RESOLUTION FOR EDITING AND 
PUBLICATION OF JOURNAL 

Resolved, That the Secretary of the General 
Conference be authorized to edit the Journal of the 
General Conference for publication; that he be 
authorized to make such verbal changes in the 
phraseology of the Journal as may be necessary 
to correctness and uniformity, but not so as to 
change the meaning of any action of the General 
Conference ; and that the published copy, properly 
certified by him, be the official Journal of this 
Conference. 

Resolved, Further, That the Publishing 
Agents be authorized to publish the Journal of 
the General Conference, and to send a copy to 
each delegate of the General Conference, to each 
Bishop, to each member of the Judicial Council, 
and to each approved college, seminary, and theo- 
logical school of The Methodist Church in the 
United States ; the expense for publication and 
distribution to be charged to the General Confer- 
ence Expense Fund. 

The Journal, May 6, 1944. (Page 487) 

(Note abbreviations in Journal: (DB-1) means Docu- 
ment Book where all original papers and documents which 
came to the Secretary's desk are on file. The number re- 
fers to the number of the Document in the Book. (DCA- 
22) refers to the Daily Christian Advocate and the 
numeral to the page where the Reports, etc., can be found; 
Jurisdictions: Northeastern, NE; Southeastern, SE; Cen- 
tral, C; North Central, NC; South Central, SC; Western, 
W; Overseas Conferences, OS; (*) designates layman.) 



CERTIFICATION 

This certifies that the following pages constitute 
the Official Journal of the 1944 General Conference 
of The Methodist Church, held at Kansas City, Mis- 
souri, April 26-May 6, 1944, including the Officers, 
Personnel, Commissions, Committees, Representa- 
tives on Boards and Commissions, that acted during 
the Conference, or were elected by it, proceedings of 
business, communications, and other matter ordered 
printed by the General Confei'ence. 

Secretary General Conference, 
The Methodist Church. 



Seriafs 



CONTENTS 

PAGE 

Title Page 3 

Resolution on Editing and Publishing Journal 4 

Certification of Journal 4 

Contents 5 

Our Kansas City Hosts 8 

Commission on Entertainment, 1944 8 

Commission on Rules of Order, 1944 8 

Council of Bishops 9 

Judicial Council 10 

Officers and Committees General Conference ... 12 

Secretarial Staff ' 12 

Daily Christian Advocate 15 

Administrative Committees 16 

Legislative Committees 18 

Other Committees 22 

General Standing Committees (Legislative) 24 
Membership, Lay Activities and Temporal Econ- 
omy 24 

Ministry 26 

Education 28 

Missions and Church Extension 31 

Publishing Interests 33 

Conference Claimants 35 

Conferences 37 

State of the Church 38 

Personnel of the General Conference 41 

Unofficial Delegates 96 

Alphabetical List of Delegates 98 

Alphabetical List of Unofficial Delegates Ill 

Alphabetical List of Reserve Delegates 112 

Plan of Organization and Rules of Order 129 

Episcopal Address 148 

Journal of the General Conference 198 

5 



6 Contents 

PAGE 

1st Day, Wednesday, April 27, Morning 198 

Evening 230 

2nd Day, Thursday, April 27, Morning 231 

3rd Day, Friday, April 28, Morning 238 

4th Day, Saturday, April 29, Morning 254 

5th Day, Sunday, April 30, Evening 269 

6th Day, Monday, May 1, Morning 271 

Evening 289 

7th Day, Tuesday, May 2, Morning 298 

Evening 317 

8th Day, Wednesday, May 3, Morning 331 

Afternoon 342 

Evening 350 

9th Day, Thursday, May 4, Morning 361 

Afternoon 371 

Evening 382 

10th Day, Friday, May 5, Morning 400 

Afternoon 417 

Evening 435 

11th Day, Saturday, May 6, Morning 458 

Afternoon 488 

Appendix 507 

Legislative Committee Reports 508 

American Bible Society 509 

Conference Claimants 510 

Conferences 532 

Education 546 

Enabling Acts and Legal Forms 573 

Evangelism 585 

Hospitals and Homes 595 

Interdenominational Relations 603 

Judicial Administration 609 

Membership, Lay Activities and Temporal Econ- 
omy 632 

Ministry 667 

Missions and Church Extension 677 

Publishing Interests 703 

Ritual and Orders of Worship 717 



Contents 7 

PAGE 

State of the Church 722 

Administrative Committee Reports 743 

Credentials 744 

Reference 753 

Rules of Order 754 

Sifting 757 

Special Committee Reports 758 

Central Conferences 759 

Crusade for Christ • 775 

Entertainment 787 

Trustees Lake Junaluska 790 

World Service and Finance, General Commission 792 
Message of Chiang Kai-shek 866, 867 

Educational Addresses 868 

Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam 868 

Dr. Fred G. Holloway 874 

Dr. W. Aiken Smart 879 

Fraternal Addresses . 883 

Dr. Benjamin C. Roberson 883 

Bishop William Y. Bell 886 

Dr. James E. Ellis 890 

Elias Hernandez 891 

International Night Addresses 893 

Bishop J. Wascom Pickett 893 

Bishop W. Y. Chen 901 

Bishop Eleazar Guerra 908 

Decisions of Judicial Council 916 

Memorials Received and Referred 934 

Commissions, etc., Authorized by the General Con- 
ference 965 

General Conferences, Conventions, etc., of the 
Three Constituent Churches Forming The 

Methodist Church 974 

Index 979 



OUR HOSTS 

GENERAL COMMISSION ON ENTERTAINMENT OF THE 1944 GENERAL 
CONFERENCE 

(Klfcted by the 19J,0 General Conference — *Laii Meviher) 

Chairman — ♦Judge Leslie J. Lyons, 1002 Walnut St., Kansas City, Mo. 

Vice-chairman — ♦Elias C. Watson, Altamont Apts., Birmingham, Ala. 

Secretary — Aubrey S. Moore, 77 West Washington St., Chicago, III. 

Executive Committee — *Leslie J. Lyons, ♦£. C. Watson, Aubrey S. Moore, .J. C. 

McQuiston, *J. A. Patton. 
INE)— F. B. Newell, *J. C. McQuiston. 
(SE)— W. A. Stanbury, *E. C. Watson. 
(C) — S. E. Grannum, *J. A. Patton. 
(NC) — Aubrey S. Moore, *Troy W. Appleby. • 
(SC)— R. H. Harper, *Leslie J. Lyons. 
(W)— H. Guy Goodsell, 'J. Wesley Hole. 

LOCAL COMMITTEE ON ENTERTAINMENT 

of 

THE METHODIST CHURCH OF GREATER KANSAS CITY 

for 

THE 1944 GENERAL CONFERENCE 

of 

THE METHODIST CHURCH 

Chairman — Thomas B. Mather. 
Vice-Chairman — Cassius E. Street. 
Secretary — Gene Frank. 
Treasurer — Kenneth Robertson. 

Committee Chairmen 

Activities Among Negroes H. L. Overton 

Broadcasting Gene Frank 

Budget Proctor Kerr 

Communion John A. Guice 

Evangelism , A. A. Halter 

Finance R. Carter Tucker 

Hospitality William C. Hanson 

Hotels Philip Bohi 

Information George Ryder 

Music Max Kruwel 

Post Office A. A. McCullum 

Property W. J. Campbell 

Publicity Harry Ritter 

Pulpit Supply Paul Durham 

Restaurants and Hotels Charles M. Hayman 

Stenographers Milton Steinf ord 

Ushers and Pages C. P. Mills 

Women's Activities Mrs. Fred A. Lamb 

COMMISSION ON RULES OF ORDER FOR THE 1944 GENERAL CONFERENCE 

( Appointed by the 191,0 General Conference) 

Chairman — Bishop H. Lester Smith.* 

Vice-Chairman — J. Edgar Skillington. 

Secretary — Costen J. Harrell. 

Thomas B. Lugg, Eugene B. Hawk, George W. Henson, Lud H. Estes, Ex Officio. 



* Bishop W. Walter Peele, President of the Council of Bishops, at the time the 
Committee met, was unable to be present. At his request Bishop H. Lester Smith, 
Vice-President of the Council of Bishops, served in his stead. 



THE METHODIST CHURCH 
COUNCIL OF BISHOPS 

(Par. 36, 1944 Discipline) 
President— Bishop H. Lester Smith, 44 E. Broad St , Columbus (15) Ohio 
Vice-President— Bishop Charles C. Selecman, 1910 Mam St., Dallas (1) 

Secretary— Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, 150 Fifth Ave., New York (11) 

Executive Committee— Bishops H. Lester Smith, Charles C Selecman, 
G. Bromley Oxnam, Ivan Lee Holt and Raymond J. Wade. 

Badley, Brenton T., 12 Boulevard Road, Delhi, India. ,,o^ r i 

Baker, James C, 125 East Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles (12) Cal. 
Balloch, Enrique C, Casilla 67, Santiago, Chile. 
Baxter, Bruce R., 406 Artisans Bldg., Portland (5) Oregon. 
Booth Newell S., B.P. 522, Elisabethville, Congo Beige, Africa. 

(150 Fifth Ave., New York (11) N. Y.) . 

Brashares, Charles W., 302 Old Colony Bldg., Des Momes (9) Iowa. 
Brooks, Robert N., 631 Baronne St., New Orleans (13) La. 
Chen W Y., Methodist Mission, Chungking, Sze, China. 
Corson, Fred P., 1701 Arch St., Philadelphia (3) Pa 
Cushman, Ralph S., 1987 Summit Ave., St. Paul (5) Mmn 
Decell, J. Lloyd, 757 Belhaven, P. O Box 2009 Jackson, Miss. 
Flint, Charles Wesley, 100 Maryland Ave., N.E., Washington (2) D. C. 
Garber, Paul N., 69 Badenstrasse, Zurich, Switzerland. 

(2117 Myrtle Drive, Durham, N. C.) 
Garth Schuyler E., 516 First National Bank Bldg., Madison (1) Wis. 
Gattinoni, Juan E., Rivadavia 4044, Buenos Aires Argentina. 
Hammaker, Wilbur E., 317 Trinity Bldg., Denver (2) Colo 
Harrell, Costen J., 516 North 22nd St., Birmingham (3) Ala. 
Hartman, Lewis O., 581 Boylston St., Boston (16) Mass. 
Holt. Ivan Lee, 3615 Olive St., St. Louis, Mo. . 

Kaung, Z. T., Peking, China (Care of Methodist Mission, Chungking, 

Sze, China.) ^ , . ,o> »* 

Kelly Edward W., 4160 Enright St., St. Louis (8) Mo. 
Kern,' Paul B., 810 Broadway, Nashville (2) Tenn. 
King, Lorenzo H., 250 Auburn Ave., N.E., Atlanta (3) Ga. 
King, Willis J., Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa. 

(150 Fifth Ave., New York (11) N. Y.) 
Lacy, Carlton, Foochow, Fukien, China. 
Ledden, W. Earl, 317 East Jefferson St., Syracu.se (2) N. Y 
Lee Edwin F., 1137 Woodward Bldg., Washington (5) D. C. 
Lowe. Titus, 305 Underwriters Bldg., Indianapolis (4) Ind. 
Magee J. Ralph, 77 W. Washington St., Chicago (2) 111. 
Martin. Paul E., 723 Center St., Little Rock, Ark. 

Martin William' C, 810 National Bank of Topeka Bldg Topeka, Kans. 
Melle F H Otto, 30 Paulinen Strasse, Berhn-Lichterfelde, W., Germany. 
Mond'ol, Shot K., Methodist Church, Hyderabad, India. 
Moore, Arthur J., 63 Auburn Ave., Atlanta (3 Ga 
Oxnam, G. Bromley, 150 Fifth Ave , New York (11) N. Y. 
Peele W. Walter, Jefferson Hotel, Richmond (16) Va. 
Pickett, J. Wascom, Byculla, Bombay, India 
Purcell, Clare, 2020 Roswell Ave., Charlotte (4) N. C. 



10 Journal of the 19^4 General Conference 

Rockey, Clement D., 37 Cantonment Road, Lucknow, India. 
Selecman, Charles C, 1910 Main St., Dallas (1) Texas. 
Shaw, Alexander P., 1206 Etting St., Baltimore (17) Md. 
Smith, A. Frank, 2308 Southmore Blvd., Houston (4) Texas 
Smith, H. Lester, 44 East Broad St., Columbus (15) Ohio 
Smith, W. Angle, 224 N.W. 19th St., Oklahoma City, Okla. 
Straughn, James H., 7th Ave., & Smithfield St., Pittsburgh (22) Pa. 
Wade, Raymond J., 1207 Kales Bldg., 76 W. Adams St., Detroit (2u) 

Mich. 
Ward, Ralph A., 169 Ming Yuen Road, Shanghai, China. 

(150 Fifth Ave., New York (11) N. Y.) 
Watkins, William T., 1115 Fourth Ave., Louisville, Ky. 

RETIRED BISHOPS 

Anderson, William F. (Died July 22, 1944.) 

Boaz, Hiram A., 4352 Fairfax Ave., Dallas, Texas. 

Broomfield, John C, Gatesworth Hotel, St. Louis, Mo. 

Cannon, James, Jr. (Died Sept. 6, 1944.) 

Darlington, Urban V. W., 524 Tenth Ave., Huntington, W. Va. 

Dobbs, Hoyt M. 7 Eight Court, West, Birmingham, Ala. 

Gowdy, John, 378 Bitoria Ave., Winter Park, Fla. 

Hughes, Edwin Holt, 691 Rollingwood Drive, Chevy Chase (15) Md. 

Jones, Robert E., Gulf side, Waveland, Miss. 

Keeney, Frederick T., 123 N.E., 97th St., Miami (38) Fla. 

Leete, Frederick D., 366 E. 45th St., Indianapolis, Ind. 

McConnell, Francis J., Lucasville, Ohio. 

Miller, George A., 1556 Broadway, Oakland, Cal. 

Moore, John M., 4311 Rawlins St., Dallas (4) Texas. 

Nuelsen, John H., 52 Hillside, Madison, N. J. 

Richardson, Ernest G., 6733 Emlen St., Philadelphia (19) Pa. 

Robinson, John W., Robinson Memorial, BvcuUa, Bombay, India. 

Springer, John M., 150 Fifth Ave., New York (11) N. Y. 

Welch, Herbert, 520 West 110th St., New York (25) N. Y. 

DECEASED BISHOPS 

(Quadrennium 1940-1944) 
Ainsworth, William N. (July 7, 1942.) 
Blake, Edgar (May 26, 1943.) 
Candler, Warren A. (September 25, 1941.) 
Chitambar, Jashwant Rao (September 4, 1940). 
Clair, Matthew (June 28, 1943). 
Denny, Collins (May 12, 1943). 
DuBose, Horace M. (January 15, 1941). 
Hay, Samuel R. (February 4, 1944). 
Hughes, William A. C. (July 12, 1940). 
Leonard, Adna W. (May 3, 1943). 
Mead, Charles L. (May 17, 1941). 
Mitchell, Charles B. (February 23, 1942). 
Nicholson, Thomas (March 7, 1944). 
Waldorf, Ernest L. (July 27, 1943). 

THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL 

(*) Lay Member 

President— Francis R. Bayley, 309 East University Parkway, Baltimore 

(18) Md. 
Vice-President — Martin E. Lawson (*) Liberty, Mo. 
Secretary— Henry R. Van Deusen (*), Scranton Life Bldg., Scranton (3) 

Pa. 



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Trrnis Expiring 1948 

Bavley, Francis R., 309 East University Parkway, Baltimore (18) Md. 
Buckner, Walter C, 613 Spurgcon St.. Santa Anna, Cal. 
Childers, Marvin A. (♦). 417 South Texas Bank Bldg., San Antonio, Texas 
Clarke, Vincent P. (*), 27 State St., Boston, Mass. (In military service.) 
French, J. Stewart, State Street Methodist Church, Bristol, Va.-Tenn. 

Terms Expiring 1952 

Henry. Waights G., 1201 Christine Ave.. Anniston, Ala. 

Ketcham, Charles B., Alliance, Ohio. 

Lawson, Martin E. (*), Liberty, Mo. 

Van Deusen, Henry R. (*), Scranton Life Bldg., Scranton (3) Pa. 

Reserves 

(In the Order of their Election) 
Millar, A. C. (Deceased). 

Corcoran, Sanford W., 7th Ave. and Smithfield St., Pittsburgh (22) Pa. 
Allen, A. J., Uniontown, Pa. 

Lyons, Ernest S., 1089 W. 35th St., Los Angeles (7) Cal. 
DoUiver, James I. (*), Fort Dodge, Iowa. 
Newby, Nathan (*), Washington Bldg., Los Angeles, Calf. 
Flowers, Robert L. (*), Duke University, Durham, N. C. 
Matthews, Benjamin A. (*), 70 Pine St., New York, N. Y. 



OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES 
OF 
THE 1944 GENERAL CONFERENCE 

PRESIDING BISHOPS 

H. Lester Smith Paul B. Kern 

James H. Straughn J. Ralph Magee 

Charles C. Selecman A. Frank Smith 

Titus Lowe James C. Baker 

Francis J. McConnell Arthur J. Moore 

Robert E. Jones Raymond J. Wade 

W. Walter Peele Charles Wesley Flint 

Clare Purcell Ivan Lee Holt 

Wilbur E. Hammaker Ralph S. Cushman 

William C. Martin J. Lloyd Decell 
Ernest G. Richardson 

SECRETARIAL STAFF 

Secretary-in-Ch ief 
LUD H, Estes, Memphis, SE 

First Assistant Secretary 
Edgar R. Heckman, Central Pennsylvania, NE 

Second Assistant Secretary 
Paul M. Hillman, Nebraska, SC 

Third Assistant Secretary 
Edgar H. Nease, Western North Carolina, SE 

Journal Secretaries 

Paul M. Hillman, Nebraska, SC 

Edgar H. Nease, Western North Carolina, SE 

Caleyidar Secretaries 
Edgar R. Heckman, Central Pennsylvania, NE 
Frederick L. Pedersen, Pacific Northwest, W 

Committee Reports 
Elza L. Jorns, East Oklahoma, SC 

Committee Books 
Foster K. Gamble, North Alabama, SE 
Henry Gilligan (*), Baltimore, NE 

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The Methodist Church 13 

Non-Concurrent Reports 
John W. Haywood, East Tennessee, C 

MeiJiorials 
Robert B. Spencer (*), Colorado, W 
Paul B. White, West Wisconsin, NC 

Discipline 

Frederick B. Newell, New York, NE 

Harry L. Upperman, Tennessee, SE 

Murray H. Leiffer, Southern California-Arizona, W 

Telegrams and Greetings 
Frank L. Shaffer, West Virginia, NE 

Document Secretary 
Ernest W. Peterson (*), Oregon, W 

Cross-Reference Secretary 
Benjamin M. Denninston, New York, NE 

Roll 
Charles A. Robbins (*), Pacific Northwest, W 

Ballots and Tellers 
Thomas C. Mulligan, Chairman, Peninsula, NE 
Section A — Robert M. Williams, Washington, C 
Section B — G. Stanley Lynch (*), Philadelphia, NE 
Section C— Alfred C. Crawford (*), Rock River, NC 
Section D— William E. Brown, New Mexico, SC 

Tellers, Group 1 
Bevan, Frank W., Troy, NE 
Brown, "William E., New Mexico, SC 
Burns, Otis A., South Florida, C 
Clay, Thomas B. (*), Genessee, NE 
Crawford, Albert C. (*), Rock River, NC 
Curry, John C, East Oklahoma, SC 
Gilligan, Henry (*), Baltimore, NE 
Greene, Nathaniel W., South Carolina, C 
Haywood, John W., East Tennessee, C 
Ream, Walter A., Peninsula, NE 
Hubbard, Mrs. Ida B. (*), Northwest Iowa, NC 
Hummer, Harry R. (*), Pittsburgh, NE 
Ivins, Lester S. (*), Ohio, NC 
Johnson, Julius C., Tennessee, C 
Jordan, Miles W. (*), Texas, C 
Love, Ernest C, Northern New York, NE 
Lynch, G. Stanley (*), Philadelphia, NE 
Morrow, Harry E., Upper Iowa, NC 
Northcott, H. Clifford, Illinois, NC 
Redstone, Edward H. (*), New England, NE 



14 Joumial of the 19^i General Conference 

Reykdal, Theodore J., Wisconsin, NC 
Robinson, William W., North Indiana, NC 
Rowell, Alvah D. (*), New York, NE 
Savige, George R., Wyoming, NE 
Secrest, Paul E., North-East Ohio, NC 
Storv, Earl E., New England Southern, NE 
Tower, Joe Z., Texas, SC 
Tyrer, Howard (*), West Wisconsin, NC 
Ware, H. Wendell, West Virginia, NE 
Wise, Robert B. (*), Northwest Indiana, NC 

Tellers, Group 2 

Baker, Rufus, Colorado, W 

Barber, D. Amos (*), Southwest Texas, SC 

Blackard, William F., Holston, SE 

Carlvon, Richard, Nebraska, SC 

Cherry, Hal H. (*), Central Texas, SC 

Chitwood, J. Henry, North Alabama, SE 

Clay, Russell, Southern California-Arizona, W 

Deal, Edson (*), Idaho, W 

Earp, William L. (*), Southwest Missouri, SC 

Evans, Paul F. (*), Western North Carolina, SE 

Fisher, Burgie L. (*), Virginia, SE 

Grant, A. Raymond, California, W 

Hillman, Edgar L., North Carolina, SE 

Huston, G. Robert (*), Pacific Northwest, W 

McFall, Carl (*), West Oklahoma, SC 

McKibben, J. W. 0., North Georgia, SE 

Macklin, Sam L. (*), Oregon, W 

Miller, Charles M. (*), Kansas, SC 

Mickler, Fred T. (*), Florida, SE 

Ralph, Will P. (*), California, W 

Randolph, Joseph D., Missouri, SC 

Redwine, Marcus C. (*), Louisville, SE 

Riddick, Roland P., Virginia, SE 

Rooks, Robert E. (*), Memphis, SE 

Sexon, James 0. (*), Southern California-Arizona, W 

Strange, John K. (*), Wyoming State, W 

Tippett, Donald H., Southern California-Arizona, W 

Ward, Woodrow, South Carolina, SE 

Wilson, Mrs. Byron W. (*), Southern California-Arizona, W 

Yarbrough, Charles H. (*), Tennessee, SE 

Reserve Tellers 

Anderson, Sid, East China, OS 

Bartak, Joseph P., Bohemia-Moravia, OS 

Coates, Cristobal G., Eastern South America, OS 

Hanson, Perry O., Shantung, OS 

Harwood, Harry J., Burma, OS 

Keller, Fred J., North Africa, OS 

Peterson, B. O., North Philippine, OS 

Seamands, E. A., South India, OS 

Stuntz, Clyde B., Indus River, OS 

Wagner, Paul E., Bombav, OS 

Wengatz, J. C, Liberia, OS 

Yang, Y. C, East China, OS 



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Standing Votes 

Asa J. Kestle, Chairman, Ohio, NC 
Section A— E. A. Seamands, South India, OS 
Section B William F. Blackard, Holston, SE 
Section C -Robert E. Rooks (*), Memphis, SE 
Section D~Will P. Ralph, (*) California, W 

Stenographic Assistants 

Denning, Mrs. Jessie C, 
Hardy, Mrs. Alice D. 

DAILY CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE 

REV. CHARLES A. BRITTON, JR Editor 

REV. PAUL W. GRIMES Associate Editor 

WALTER L. SEAMAN ( *) Circulation Manager 

Home & Shell, Inc., New York Official Reporters 

THE METHODIST PUBLISHING HOUSE and 

THE NAZARENE PUBLISHING COMPANY Publishers 



ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEES 

CHAIRMEN 

Chairman — George W. Henson, Philadelphia, NE 

American Bible Society — Claude M. Reves, Little Rock, SC 
Conferences — George W. Henson, Philadelphia, NE 
Conference Claimants — Arthur M. Wells, Illinois, NC 
Education — Daniel L. Marsh, New England, NE 
Enabling Acts and Legal Forms — Arthur A. Callaghan, Maine, NE 
Evangelism^ — Albert E. Day, Southern California-Arizona, W 
Hospitals and Homes — Okey J. Carder, Missouri, SC 
Interdenominational Relations — Nolan B. Harmon, Jr., Virginia, SE 
Judicial Administration — Leslie J. Lyons (*), Southwest Missouri, SC 
Missions and Church Extension — Frederick B. Newell, New York, NE 
Membership, Lay Activities and Temporal Economy — Ray H. Nichols (*), 

Northwest Texas, SC 
Ministry — John W. Hawley, Pittsburgh, NE 
Publishing Interests — W. Angie Smith, North Texas, SC 
Ritual and Orders of Worship— J. N. R. Score, Central Texas, SC 
State of the Church^Ernest Fremont Tittle, Rock River, NC 

CORRELATION OF LEGISLATION 

Chairman — Otto H. Houser, Colorado, W 
Secretary — Harry L. Upperman, Tennessee, SE 

Boyd, Miller W. (*), East Tennessee, C 

Brown, Mrs. Warren E. (*), Michigan, NC 

Callaghan, Arthur A., Maine, NE 

Davage, Matthew S. (*), Louisiana, C 

Depp, Mark, Pittsburgh, NE 

Harrell, Costen J., Tennessee, SE 

Houser, Otto H., Colorado, W 

Lamb, Mrs. Fred A. (*), Southwest Missouri, SC 

Moore, Leon T., Philadelphia, NE 

Rankin, W. P., California, W 

Slutz, Frank D. (*), Ohio, NC 

Titus, Murray T., North India, OS 

Yang, Y. C, East China, OS 

COURTESIES AND PRIVILEGES 

Chairman — Glenn R. Phillips, Southern California-Arizona, W 
Vice-Chairman — Ezra C. Harrah (*), Colorado, W 

Secretary — Glenn C. James, Florida, SE 

Brashares, Charles W., Detroit, NC 

Bryan, Winfred F., Texas, SC 

Burns, Otis A., South Florida, C 

Byers, Charles A. (*), Kansas, SC 

Fletcher, William E. (*), Washington, C 

Harrah, Ezra C. (*), Colorado, W 

Hillman, Mrs. Edgar L. (*), Western North Carolina, SE 

James, Glenn C, Florida, SE 

Law, Clyde 0. (*), West Virginia, NE 

Liu, Miss Katherine, Foochow, OS 

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Lord, J. Wesley, Newark, NE 

Loucks, Charles O. (*), Rock River, NC 

Philllips, Glenn R., Southern California-Arizona, W 

Warfield, Gaither P., Poland, OS 

CREDENTIALS 

Chairman — Leland Moore, South Georgia, SE 
Secretary — A. Wesley Pugh, North Indiana, NC 

Cannon, John S. M. (*), Little Rock, SC 
Johnson, Mrs. Pinkie D. (*), Texas, C 
McQuiston, Jackson C. (*), Pittsburgh, NE 
Moore, Leland, South Georgia, SE 
Pugh, A. Wesley, North Indiana, NC 
Walker, James W., Wyoming State, W 
Wiggins, Sam B., North Arkansas, SC 

EDITORIAL REVISION 

Chairman — Miron A. Morrill, Minnesota, NC 
Secretary^Edgar H. Nease, Western North Carolina, SE 

Lambdin, Henry L. Newark, NE 

Morrill, Miron A., Minnesota, NC 

Nease, Edgar H., Western North Carolina, SE 

Peterson, Ernest W. (*), Oregon, W 

Spellman, L. U., Southwest Texas, SC 

FRATERNAL DELEGATES 

Chairman — Hazen G. Werner, Ohio NC 

Secretary — G. Ray Jordan, Western North Carolina, SE 

Doss, W. LaFayette, Jr., Louisiana, SC 

Hole, J. Wesley (*), Southern California-Arizona, W 

Jordan, G. Ray, Western North Carolina, SE 

Love, Edgar A., Washington, C 

Ryder, Frank H. (*), Troy, NE 

Werner, Hazen G., Ohio, NC 

JOURNAL 

Chairman — Frederick L. Pedersen, Pacific Northwest, W 
Secretary — A. M. Carter (*), Savannah, C 

Carter, A. M. (*), Savannah, C 

Ebner, Mrs. Anne N, (*), New Jersey, NE 

Kestle, Asa J. Ohio, NC 

Pedersen, Frederick L., Pacific Northwest, W 

Perkins, Albert R., Kentucky, SE 

Pohlman, George (*), Missouri, S. C 

Weis, LeRoy L., lowa-DesMoines NC 

PRESIDING OFFICERS 

Chairman — Isaac E. Miller, Ohio, NC 
Secretary — Roy H. Short, Louisville, SE 

Berger, Dr. Evelyn M. (*), California, W 
Bunch, Jesse W., Oregon, W 
Dannelly, Clarence M. (*), Alabama, SE 
Marsh, Daniel L., New England, NE 
McDonald, Samuel J. (*), South Carolina, C 



18 Journal of the 19 AA General Conference 

McDonald, T. Morton (*), Indiana, NC 
Miller, Isaac E., Ohio, NC 
Morgan, Robert E. L., West Oklahoma, SC 
Morris, R. Gammon, Lexington, C 
Patterson, D. Stewart (*), Baltimore, NE 
Short, Roy H., Louisville, SE 
Thomasson, Gus W. (*), North Texas, SC 

REFERENCE 

Chairman — Paul E. Martin, North Texas, SC 
Secretary — Fred J. Jordan, West Wisconsin," NC 

Estes, Lud H., Memphis, SE 
Jordan, Fred J., West Wisconsin, NC 
Lundy, Clyde E., Holston, SE 
Martin, Paul E., North Texas, SC 
Spencer, Robert B. (*), Colorado, W 

RULES 

Chairman — J. Edgar Skillington, Central Pennsylvania, NE 
Secretary — Thomas B. Lugg, Illinois, NC 

Boyd, Miller W. (*) East Tennessee, C 

Estes, Lud H., Memphis, SE 

Hawk, Eugene B., Central Texas, SC 

Harrell, Costen J., Tennessee, SE 

Lugg, Thomas B., Illinois, C 

Skillington, J. Edgar, Central Pennsylvania, NE 

Smith, Bishop H. Lester 

SIFTING 

Chairman — Silas Johnson, South Georgia, SE 
Secretary — Frank C. Propert (*), New Jersey, NE 

Allison, Oscar E., Kansas, SC 

Brown, Earl R., North-East Ohio, NC 

Johnson, Silas, South Georgia, SE 

Newell, Frederick B., New York East, NE 

Propert, Frank C. (*), New Jersey, NE 

William Robert M., Washington, C 

Wood, Alpheus, B.P., (*), Southern California-Arizona, W 



LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES 

AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY 

Chairman — Claude M. Reves, Little Rock, SC 
Vice-Chairman — John T. Carson (*), Philadelphia, NE 

Secretary — David D. Jones (*), North Carolina, C 

Blasingame, Walter A. (*), South Georgia, SE 

Carson, John T. (*) Philadelphia, NE 

Coile, Claud C, New York, NE 

Davis, Wilmer F. (*), Peninsula, NE 

Dietterich, A. Merritt, Genesee, NE 

Donaldson, Charles M., Idaho, W 

Flegal, Mrs. Frank P. (*), California, W 

Frye, Glenn M., Michigan, NC 

Hubbard, Mrs. Ida B. (*), Northwest Iowa, NC 



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Imboden, Charles A. (*), Illinois, NC 
Johnson, Mrs. William R. (*), Kiangsi, OS 
Kean, Roy N., Southern Illinois, NC 
Lamb, Mrs. Fred A. (*), Southwest Missouri, SC 
Langford, Miss Elizabeth S. (*), Lexington, C 
Lewis, Vernon E. (*), Montana, W 
Lord, R. Guv, North Mississippi, SE 
Moore, Leon T., Philadelphia. NE 
Muncy, William T. (*), Nebraska, SC 
Petersen, B. O., North Philippine, OS 
Prothro, Charles W., Savannah, C 
Reves, Claude M., Little Rock, SC 
Stevens, Benjamin M. (*), Mississippi, SE 
Webb, Ernest C, East Oaklahoma, SC 
Whitaker, Howard W., Kentucky, SE 
Williams, Miss Arsania M. (*), Central West, C 
Wood, Lynn A., Pacific Northwest, W 

ENABLING ACTS AND LEGAL FORMS 

Chairman — Arthur A. Callaghan, Maine, NE 
Secretary — Robert M. Williams, Washington, C 

Callaghan, Arthur A., Maine, NE 

Carman, Edward R. (*), New York East, NE 

Coates, Cristobal G., (*), Eastern South America, OS 

Ford, J. Emerson, South Carolina, SE • 

Gordon, Mrs. Maymie E. (*), South Carolina, C 

Hillman, Paul M., Nebraska, SC 

Houston, James G. (*), North Mississippi, SE 

Huston, G. Robert (*), Pacific Northwest, W 

Knoles, Tully C. California, W 

Landrum, Van R., Mississippi, SE 

Lott, Fred E., Wyoming, NE 

Loucks, Charles 0. (*), Rock River, NC 

Martin, Albert W., North Arkansas, SC 

McKay, Leo H. (*), Erie, NE 

McMillan, Kay W., West Texas, C 

Noble, Fred B. (*), Florida, SE 

Peel, David T. (*), Southwest Texas, SC 

Schatzman, Albert G., Ohio, NC 

Sheppard, B. Burton, Wisconsin, NC 

Strange, John K. (*), Wyoming State, W 

Templin, Leslie G., Gujarat, OS 

Tippett, Donald H., Southern California-Arizona, W 

White, Mrs. Edith M. (*), Lexington, C 

Wilcox, William H. (*), East Oklahoma, SC 

Williams, Robert M., Washington, C 

Wise, Robert B. (*), Northwest Indiana, NC 

EVANGELISM 

Chairman- Albert E. Day, Southern California-Arizona, W 

Vice-Chairman — Dawson C. Bryan, Texas, SC 

Secretary^ — Mrs. David J. Lawson {*), Pacific Northwest, W 

Baker, Rufus C, Colorado, W 
Bransford, Wesley H., North Indiana, NC 
Brazier, John S. (*), Louisiana, C 
Bryan, Dawson C, Texas, SC 
Christensen, Lydia D. (*), Indus River, OS 



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Cromer, Horace E., Baltimore, NE 

Davenport, George M., North Alabama, SE 

Day, Albert E., Southern California-Arizona, W 

Golden, James W., Tennessee, C 

Griffin, Mrs. T. J. (*), Southwest, C 

Hodge, Bachman G., Tennessee, SE 

Hogg, William L., Pittsburgh, NE 

Howard, George P., Eastern South America, OS 

Lawson, Mrs. David J. (*), Pacific Northwest, W 

McCuUough, J. Bruce (*), New England Southern, NE 

Moore, John G. (*), North Arkansas, S. C. 

Nichols, Ray H. (*), Northwest Texas, SC 

Rosenberger, John H. (*), Virginia, SE 

Sapp, Mrs. Clarence C. (*), South Georgia, SE 

Stanger, Francis A., Jr. (*), New Jersey, NE 

Thomas, J. Wesley, Atlanta, C 

Wahl, Frederick W., St. Louis, SC 

Werner, Hazen G., Ohio, NC 

Whitcher, Frank 0. (*), West Wisconsin, NC 

Whitson, George E. (*), Dakota, NC 

Wilson, Mrs. Byron H. (*), Southern California-Arizona, W 



HOSPITALS AND HOMES 

Chairman — Okey J. Carder, Missouri, SC 

Secretary — Hubert T. Johnson (*), Central Texas, SC 

Boyd, Miller W. (*), East Tennessee, C 

Boyd, P. M., Florida, SE 

Brown, Earl R., North-East Ohio, NC 

Carder, Okey J., Missouri, SC 

Carter, George W., Louisiana, C 

Caton, Andrew C, Montana, W 

Colley, Thomas E., Erie, NE 

Fletcher, Abbott L. (*), Northern Minnesota, NC 

Gibson, Miss Henrietta (*), Troy, NE 

Gleiser, Walter S., Pacific Northwest, W 

Goodell, Ralph A. (*), Michigan, NC 

Greer, Robert E., Holston, SE 

Henson, George W., Philadelphia, NE 

Johnson, Hubert T. (*), Central Texas, SC 

Lawton, George A., lowa-DesMoines, NC 

Linn, Kennie M. (*), South India, OS 

McAllen, George I. (*), Virginia, SE 

Miller, Leslie, Kansas, SC 

O'Dell, Albert G. (*), Central New York, NE 

Perkins, E. C, Kiangsi, OS 

Sexon, James O. (*), Southern California-Arizona, W 

Smith, J. Harvey (*), South Florida, C 

Taggart, J. H., Southwest, C 

Vessey, Bernard (*), Colorado, W 

Wade, Mrs. H. King (*), Little Rock, SC 

Woosley, Oscar V. (*), Western North Carolina, SE 

INTERDENOMINATIONAL RELATIONS 

Chairman — Nolan B. Harmon, Jr., Virginia, SE 
Secretary — David D. Jones (*), North Carolina, C 

Adams, Charles V. (*), Central Pennsylvania, NE 
Allgood, Benjamin F., New Jersey, NE 



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Anderson, Floyd N. (*), Central Kansas, SC 

Baker, Earle A., Upper Iowa, NC 

Bartak, Joseph P., Bohemia-Moravia, OS 

Brown, Mrs. Warren E. (*), Michigan, NC 

Clay, Russell E., Southern California-Arizona, W 

Davage, Matthew S. (*), Louisiana, C 

Foster, Chapin D. (*), Pacific Northwest, W 

Freeman, Horace T., South Georgia, SE 

Garth, Schuyler E., North-East Ohio, NC 

Gossard, Harrv C. (*), New Mexico, SC 

Greig, Frank H. (*), Louisville, SE 

Harmon, Nolan B., Jr., Virginia, SE 

Holland, Amos L., Mississippi, C 

Houser, Otto H., Colorado, W 

Jones, David D. (*), North Carolina, C 

Jomes, Edward M., Central Alabama, C 

Lee, Umphrey, North Texas, SC 

Petersen, Ernest W. (*), Oregon, W 

Riley, Mrs. Earl S. (*), Indiana, NC 

Shaffer, Frank L., West Virginia, NE 

Snyder, Henry N. (*), Upper South Carolina, SE 

Stockwell, Grace L. (*), Burma, OS 

Street, Cassius E., Southwest Missouri, SC 

Sykes, W. Clyde (*), Northern New York, NE 

JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION 

Chairman — Leslie J. Lyons (*), Southwest Missouri, SC 
Vice-Chairman — Elwood F. Melson (*), Peninsula, NE 
Secretary — Cassius J. Miller, Troy, NE 

Carr, Robert B. (*), North Alabama, SE 

Clark, 0. P., Northwest Texas, SC 

Crompton, J. Rolland, Wyoming, NE 

Heinsohn, Edmund, Southwest Texas, SC 

James, Paul G. (*), lowa-DesMoines, NC 

Jordan, Miles W. (*), Texas, C 

Kramer, R. R. (*), Holston, SE 

Lyons, James L., Southern California-Arizona, W 

Lyons, Leslie J. (*), Southwest Missouri, SC 

Macklin, Sam L. (*), Oregon, W 

Mahoney, Carl K., Pacific Northwest, W 

Melson, Elwood F. (*), Peninsula, NE 

Miller, Cassius J., Troy, NE 

Miller, Samuel M., South Carolina, C 

Parlin, Charles C. (*), Newark, NE 

Peele, Clarence E., Upper South Carolina, SE 

Rice, Samuel C, Kentucky, SE 

Scott, Julius S., Texas, C 

Stafford, Thomas A., Northern Minnesota, NC 

Smith, Edward A. (*), Detroit, NC 

Spencer, Robert B. (*), Colorado, W 

Stuntz, Clyde B., Indus River, OS 

Walker, Ezriah L. (*), Louisiana, SC 

Wilson, Herbert S. (*), Delaware, C 

Yang, Y. C, East China, OS 

Young, Claud, Northwest Indiana, NC 



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RITUAL AND ORDERS OF WORSHIP 

Chairman — J. N. R. Score, Central Texas, SC 
Secretary — Miss Ellen Studley, North China, OS 

Beebe, Albert E., New York East, NE 

Denke, Wesley A. (*). St. Louis. SC 

Grant, A. Raxinond, California, W 

Greene, Walter K. ('). L'pper South Carolina, SE 

Harrell, Co?ten J., Tennessee, SE 

Henrv, Albert E., Central Kansas. SC 

Kelly, Edward W., Central West. C 

Law, Mrs. John G. (*), Wisconsin, NC 

Love, Edgar A., Washington, C 

McAllister, Reuben H. ('*). Mississippi, C 

McGiffin, -James (*), Southern Cajifomia-Arizona. W 

Morgan, Mrs. Joy Elmer ("), Baltimore, NE 

Morris, Harrv T., Colorado, W 

Northcott, H. Clifford, Illinois, NC 

O'Neal, Robert J. ('), Louisiana, SC 

Parks, Mrs. Eva B. > " i, Atlanta, C 

Reed. Marshall R., Detroit, NC 

Robbins, Charles A. ('), Pacific Northwest, W 

Rogers, Wallace, North Georgia, SE 

Searcv, Hubert ("), Alabama. SE 

Score". J. N. R., Central Texas. SC 

Slutz, Frank D. ("), Ohio, NC 

Stringfellow, LeRov W., New Hampshire, NE 

Studlev, Miss Ellen, North China, OS 

Welch, Edgar T. ' *\ Erie. NE 

OTHER COMMITTEES 

CENTRAL CONFERENCES 

Chairman — Le'wis 0. Hartman, New England, NE 
Vice-Chairman — Guy 0. Carpenter, Indiana, NC 
Secretary — Murray T. Titus, North India, OS 

Archer, R. L., Malaya, OS 

Baker, Earle A., L'pper Iowa, NC 

Bowen, John W. E., Louisiana, C 

Carpenter, Guy O., Indiana, NC 

Coates, Cristobal G.. Eastern South America, OS 

Crabbe. George W. C"), Baltimore, NE 

Gamble, Foster K., North Alabama, SE 

Hartinger, William C, Indiana, NC 

Hartman, Leuis O., New England. NE 

Hayes, E. Pearce, Foochow, OS 

Huse. Raymond H., Central New York, NE 

Jenkins, E. Rav ("), Northeast Ohio, NC 

King, Willis J., Texas, C 

Lamb, Mrs. Fred A. ("), Southwest Missouri, SC 

Moore, Leon T., Philadelphia, NE 

Murphree, Mrs. Lois N. ('), Rhodesia, OS 

Peel, Mrs. Leon R. (""), Northern Minnesota, NC 

Poffenberger, Ahin C. ( "\ New Jersev, NE 

Score, J. N. R., Central Texas, SC 

Sexon, James O. ("), Southern California- Arizona. W 

Short, Roy H., Louis\nlle, SE 

Skillington, J. Edgar, Central Pennsylvania. NE 



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Titus, Murray T., North India, OS 
Welch, Edgar T. (*), Erie, NE 
Worley, Lloyd F., New York East, NE 

EVENING PROGRAMS 

Chairman— J. Manning Potts, Virginia, SE 

Coors, D. Stanley, Michigan, NC 
Donaldson, Charles M., Idaho, W 
Gunter, William, New England, NE 
King, Willis J., Texas, C 
Potts, J. Manning, Virginia, SE 
Tucker, Frank C, St. Louis, SC 



GENERAL STANDING COMMITTEES 

On General Standing Committees, 1 to 8, UNOFFICIAL DELE- 
GATES were assigned to membership by the General Conference, at 
the request of the Council of Bishops. (See page 224.) (UD) means 
"Unofficial Delegate." 

NO. 1. MEMBERSHIP, LAY ACTIVITIES, AND 
TEMPORAL ECONOMY 

To this committee shall be referred all memorials, petitions, resolu- 
tions, etc., relating to Church membership and conditions, duties, and 
transfer thereof; to lay activities, stewards, trustees, properties, 
church finances (general and local), and to such activities of the 
Church at large in and through its institutions and Boards as are not 
made the specific responsibility of any other Legislative Committee. 

Ray H. Nichols, Chairman; 

D. Stew^art Patterson, Vice-Chairman; 

Ernest W. Peterson, Secretary. 
(* Denotes Lay Delegate; U.D., Unofficial Delegate) 

* Anderson, Floyd N. Central Kansas, SC 

*Bancroft, E. Dow Ohio, NC 

*Banker, H. F Texas, SC 

*Bartz, Otto F Northwest Iowa, NC 

Bell, C. Cooper Virginia, SE 

*Blasingame, Walter A South Georgia, SE 

*Boyd, David A Florida, C 

*Boyd, Miller W East Tennessee, C 

*Brazier, John S Louisiana, C 

Brewster, Edward B Ohio, NC 

*Bright, George W West Virginia, NE 

*Brookes, E. Luther ( Deceased— March 29, 1944) Atlanta, C 

*Brown, Herman D. Delaware, C 

Bryan, Winfred F Texas, SC 

*Bunch, R. C Western North Carolina, SE 

*Byers, Charles A. Kansas, SC 

*Caldwell, Charles W South Carolina, C 

*Carman, Edward R New York East, NE 

*Carson, John T Philadelphia, NE 

*Carter, A. M Savannah, C 

*Cherry, Hal H Central Texas, SC 

*Christenberry, W. B Alabama, SE 

*Christensen, Miss Lydia A. (UD) Indus River, OS 

*Clark, Anson C Troy, NE 

*Clay, Thomas B Genesee, NE 

*Cohagan, S. A. Upper Iowa, NC 

*Colony, Miss Lucile (UD) Central Provinces, OS 

*Crawford, Alfred C Rock River, NC 

*Curtis, W. Foss West Virginia, NE 

*Davis, Warren H New Hampshire, NE 

*Dav, Kelley J Kentucky, SE 

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♦Deal, Edson H. Idaho, W 

*DeLong, Clarence H. Illinois, NC 

*Deneke, Wesley A St. Louis, SC 

♦Elliott, William P Central Kansas, SC 

♦Ellis, Matt L Little Rock, SC 

♦Ely, Blair Peninsula, NE 

♦Evans, Evan C. Louisville, SE 

♦Evans, Paul F Western North Carolina, SE 

♦Fletcher, William E Washington, C 

Frye, Glenn M Michigan, NC 

♦Gammon, Bert lowa-Des Moines, NC 

Garth, Schuyler, E North-East Ohio, NC 

♦Gettle, Homer R North Indiana, NC 

♦Gossard, Harry C New Mexico, SC 

♦Grace, J. Harry Baltimore, NE 

♦Greenslit, Henry M Nebraska, SC 

♦Griffin, Mrs. T.J Southwest, C 

♦Guilds, J. Caldwell South Carolina, SE 

♦Harrah, Ezra C Colorado, W 

Harrell, Costen J. Tennessee, SE 

♦Henry, Joseph S West Texas, C 

♦Hole, J. Wesley Southern California-Arizona, W 

♦Houston, James G. North Mississippi, SE 

♦Hummer, Harry R Pittsburgh, NE 

♦Hunt, Robert E Upper Mississippi, C 

* Hunter, Stanley C Northern Minnesota, NC 

♦Houston, G. Robert Pacific Northwest, W 

♦Ivins, Lester S., Ph.D Ohio, NC 

♦Johnston, Smith L. North Georgia, SE 

♦Knapp, Arthur Southern Illinois, NC 

♦Kurth, William J New England, NE 

Lawton, George A lowa-Des Moines, NC 

♦Liles, John L North Alabama, SE 

♦Lord, A. Taylor Wyoming, NE 

♦Loring, Fred P Maine, NE 

♦Lynn, Lee W. Central Alabama, C 

Lyons, James L. . Southern California-Arizona, W 

♦McCullough, J. Bruce New England Southern, NE 

♦McFall, Carl S West Oklahoma, SC 

♦Michener, Charles V. . . Minnesota, NC 

♦Moore, J. G North Arkansas, SC 

♦Murphree, John C North Texas, SC 

♦Nichols. Ray H. Northwest Texas, SC 
♦Noble, Fred B. Florida, SE 

♦Odell, Albert G. Central New York, NE 
♦Orcutt, Louis E Newark, NE 

♦Patterson, D. Stewart Baltimore, NE 



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Pearson, Ralph 0. Indiana, NC 

*Peel, David T Southwest Texas, SC 

*Peterson, Ernest W. Oregon, W 

*Phelps, Harley R Northern New York, NE 

*Pohlman, George Missouri, SC 



Quillian, Hubert T North Georgia, SE 



*Ralph, Will P California, W 

*Reeves, A. Raymond Montana, W 

^Roberts, E. Howard Wisconsin, NC 

*Rooks, Robert E Memphis, SE 

*Rosenbei-ger, John H Virginia, SE 

*Rowell, Alvah D New York, NE 

*Sheeley, Lynn Holston, SE 

Shen, John B. (UD) Central China, OS 

*Sherrod, Charles C Holston, SE 

Skillington, J. Edgar Central Pennsylvania, NE 

*Smith, Edward A Detroit, NC 

*Smith, J. Harvey South Florida, C 

*Smith, William J North Carolina, SE 

*Snavely, Herschel R Hlinois, NC 

*Snyder, Henry N Upper South Carolina, SE 

*Stanger, Francis A,, Jr New Jersey, NE 

Street, Cassius E Southwest Missouri, SC 

*Strong, Dennis F Detroit, NC 

*Sullivan, J. Magruder Mississippi, SE 

*Sutton, Charles N North-East Ohio, NC 

Templin, Leslie G. (UD) Gujarat, OS 

* Walker Ezriah L Louisiana, SC 

*Welch, Edgar T Erie, NE 

*Westcott, Miss Pauline (UD) Hinghwa, OS 

Wheaton, James D Mississippi, C 

*Witcher, Frank West Wisconsin, NC 

*White, Mrs. Edith Lexington, C 

*Whitson, George E Dakota, NC 

*Wircox, William H East Oklahoma, SC 

*Wise, Robert B Northwest Indiana, NC 



NO. 2. MINISTRY 

To this committee shall be referred all memorials, petitions, resolu- 
tions, etc., relating to the ministry of the Church in all its forms, 
grades, and orders. 

John W. Hawley, Chairman; 

Marshall R. Reed, Vice-Chairman; 

Frank L. Shaffer, Secretary. 

{'* Denotes Lay Delegate) 

Allison, Oscar E Kansas, SC 

Archer, R. L. (UD) Malaya, OS 

Baker, Earle A. Upper Iowa, NC 

Baker, E. D Southwest Missouri, SC 

Baker, W. Harrison North Texas, SC 



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Baner, Albert L. 
Beebe, Albert E. 
Bowen, John W. E. 
Branscomb, John W. 
Bransford, Wesley H. 
Brown, Paul B. 



New Jersey, NE 

New York East, NE 

Louisiana, C 

Florida, SE 

North Indiana, NC 

Southern Illinois, NC 

*Brown, Mrs. Robert T Kentucky, SE 

Butham, John C. Northwest Iowa, NC 

Callaghan, Arthur A. Maine, NE 

Cannon, O. D Wisconsin, NC 

Carpenter, Guy O. Indiana, NC 

Clark, O. P Northwest Texas, SC 

Cleland, Joseph W North-East Ohio, NC 

Coile, Claude C New York, NE 

Collins, Oliver J. Peninsula, NE 

*Connell, Mrs. R. E North Arkansas, SC 

Coors, D. Stanley Michigan, NC 

Curl, R. F Southwest Texas, SC 

Curtis, W. Marvette Alabama, SE 

Danford, John W V. '. Ohio, NC 

Davenport, George M North Alabama, SE 

Davis, Ernest E Genesee, NE 

Dewey, Horace E. (UD) North China, OS 

Donald, W. Clyde Detroit, NC 

Doss, W. LaFayette, Jr Louisiana, SC 

*Drake, Mrs. M. M Tennessee, C 

* Eastman, Joel A. Illinois, NC 

Freeman, Horace T South Georgia, SE 

*Frey, Max V Central Pennsylvania, NE 

Goff , Charles R Rock River. NC 

Goodsell, H. Guy Oregon, W 

Grant, Thomas McM North Carolina, SE 

Greene, Nathaniel W. South Carolina, C 

Grimes, Charles C. Memphis, SE 

Hanifan, John E. West Virginia, NE 

Hauser, Scott P (UD) Chile, OS 

Hawley, John W Pittsburgh, NE 

Henry, Albert E. Central Kansas, SC 

Hillman, Paul M Nebraska, SC 

Hodge, Bachman G '. Tennessee, SE 

Holland, Amos L Mississippi, C 

Huse, Raymond H Central New York, NE 



*Jenkins, E. Ray 
*Johnson, Mrs. Pinkie D. 
Jordan, Arthur P. 



North-East Ohio, NC 

Texas, C 

Illinois, NC 



Lambdin, Henry L. 
LaPrade, William H. 

Ledden, Earl W 

Lord, R. Guy 

Lyons, Ernest L. (UD) 



Newark, NE 

. . North Georgia, SE 

Troy, NE 

North Mississippi, SE 

Northern Philippine, OS 



2S Joumial of the 194'f General Conference 

McMillan, Kay W West Texas, C 

Miller, Isaac E Ohio, NC 

Mills, Walter J Texas, SC 

Minkler, R. Glenn Dakota, NC 

Moore, Leon T Philadelphia, NE 

Morgan, Robert E. L West Oklahoma, SC 

^Morris, Percy F. (Deceased — November 22, 1943) . . . California, W 
Morris, R. Gammon Lexington, C 

Nason, Philip S. (Transferred) New Hampshire, NE 

Nease, Edgar H Western North Carolina, SE 

Ogle, Edwin H Holston, SE 

Pace, J, C. (UD) Northwest India, OS 

Peele, Clarence E Upper South Carolina, SE 

Pegues, David K Missouri, SC 

*Phelps, William R Virginia, SE 

Potts, J. Manning Virginia, SE 

Pugh, A. Wesley North Indiana, NC 

•^'Redstone, Edward H. New England, NE 

Reed, Marshall R Detroit, NC 

Reves, Claude M Little Rock, SC 

Scai'borough, E. F. Upper Mississippi, C 

Score, J. N. R Central Texas, SC 

*Sexon, James O Southern California-Arizona, W 

Shaffer, Frank L West Virginia, NE 

Short, Roy H Louisville, SE 

Smith, Leonard B. Baltimore, NE 

Stovall, Thomas L. Northwest Indiana, NC 

Stuntz, Clyde B. (UD) Indus River, OS 

Taggart, J. H Southwest, C 

Timerman, Donald Ohio, NC 

*Vessey, Bernard Colorado, W 

Wahl, Frederick W St. Louis, SC 

Walker, James W. Wyoming State, W 

Warfield, Gaither P. (UD) Poland, OS 

Warren, John W. Northern New York, NE 

Weaver, Chai'les C. Western North Carolina, SE 

Webb, Ernest C East Oklahoma, SC 

Weis, LeRoy L lowa-Des Moines, NC 

Wengatz, J. C. (UD) Liberia, OS 

Wood, Lynn A Pacific Northwest, W 

NO. 3. EDUCATION 

To this committee shall be referred all memorials, petitions, resolu- 
tions, etc., relating to the Board of Education and to the interests 
and activities which by the law of the Church are )nade the concern 
of this Board. 

Daniel L. Marsh, Chairman; 

Lester Rumble, Vice-Chairman ; 

James N. Hillman, Secretary; 

Thomas E. Colley, Assistant Secretary. 



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(* Denotes Lay Delegate) 

* Acker, Tom E Texas, SC 

Anderson, William K Pittsburgh, NE 

Baggett, John F Tennessee, SE 

Baumhofer, Earl F Northern Minnesota, NC 

Beech, Joseph (UD) West Chma, OS 

Bennett, Reginald V Louisville, SE 

*Berger, Dr. Evelyn Miller California, W 

Bradshaw, Robert W North Carolina, SE 

Brashares. Charles W Detroit, NC 

*Cerdo, Gilberto Southwest Mexican, SC 

*Chaffee, H. Almon New York East, NE 

Colley, Thomas E Erie, NE 

Coman, Alfred P Central New York, NE 

*Coons, H. Westlake New York, NE 

Corson, Fred P. Central Pennsylvania, NE 

Coulter, Charles M Ohio, NC 

*Dannelly, Clarence M Alabama, SE 

*Davage, Matthew S Louisiana, C 

Davis, Milton C Mexico, OS 

♦Davis, Wilmer Fell Peninsula, NE 

Downs, Karl E West Texas, C 

*Ebner, Mrs. Anne M New Jersey, NE 

-Egan, James A East Oklahoma, SC 

Estes, Lud H. , Memphis, SE 

Ferguson, Clarence F South Carolina, C 

Ford, J. Emerson South Carolina, SE 

Fox, Jesse North Indiana, NC 

Gernhardt, Henry J North Dakota, NC 

*Gillinder, James M Newark, NE 

*Goodell, Ralph A Michigan, NC 

-Grav, Robert A Florida, SE 

*Greene, Walter K Upper South Carolina, SE 

Harris, M. LaFayette Lexington, C 

Havighurst, Freeman C Southwest Missouri, SC 

Hawk, Eugene B Central Texas, SC 

Haywood, John W East Tennessee, C 

*Heer, A. L. North-East Ohio, NC 

Hicks, Guv M -.- _ -- j-^ . .,.--- Louisiana, SC 

*Hillman, James N Holston, SE 

Hollowav, Fred G. Baltimore, NE 

*Hubbard, Mrs. Ida Northwest Iowa, NC 

*Jackson, Will W Southwest Texas, SC 

Johnson, Julius C. Tennessee, C 

Johnson, Zachary T Kentucky, SE 

♦Jones, David D North Carolina C 

Jordan, G. Ray Western North Carolina, SL 

Kean, Roy N Southern Illinois, NC 

Kimbrough, Spencer North Alabama, SE 

Knoles, Tully C California, W 



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Landrum, Van B Mississippi, SE 

*Law, Clyde O West Virginia, NE 

'•'Lawson, Mrs. David J Pacific Northwest, W 

Lee, Umphrey North Texas, SC 

Lister, W. Frank lowa-Des Moines, NC 

*Liu, Miss Katherine (UD) Foochow, OS 

Lochridge, Frank E Dakota, NC 

Lott, Fred E Wyoming, NE 

Lugg, Thomas B Illinois, NC 

Lundy, Clyde E Holston, SE 

*Macklin, Sam L Oregon, W 

Marsh, Daniel L New England, NE 

*Martin, Mrs. John E Detroit, NC 

*McGifRn, James Southern California-Arizona, W 

McPherson, Harry W Illinois, NC 

Miller, Cassius, J Troy, NE 

Moore, Leon S Delaware, C 

Moore, Leland South Georgia, SE 

*Moreland, J. Earl Virginia, SE 

Morris, Harry T Colorado, W 

*Morrison, Ed West Oklahoma, SC 

Morrison, Paul (Transferred) Genesee, NE 

Persinger, Benjamin M. Virginia, SE 

*Plette, Mrs. G. W. L Minnesota, NC 

Prentzel, Frank, Jr Philadelphia, NE 

Quillian, Paul W Texas, SC 

Reykdal, Theodore J Wisconsin, NC 

Riggleman, Leonard West Virginia, NE 

"•'Riley, Mrs. Earl S Indiana, NC 

Rumble, Lester North Georgia, SE 

Schisler, John Q North Arkansas, SC 

Schwartz, Benjamin F Nebraska, SC 

*Shannon, Dr. Mary E Kansas, SC 

*Slutz, Frank D Ohio, NC 

Smith, Horace G Rock River, NC 

Stafford, Garland R Western North Carolina, SE 

Stephens, John E. North Mississippi, SE 

Story, Earl E New England Southern, NE 

*Taunton, Van B. North Alabama, SE 

*Taylor, Dean (Deceased — September 23, 1943) lowa-Des Moines, NC 

Temple, Herbert D. Upper Iowa, NC 

Templin, Lester R Central Kansas, SC 

Terry, Arthur Little Rock, SC 

Tippett, Donald H Southern California-Arizona, W 

Tucker, Frank C St. Louis, SC 

*West, Thomas H Rock River, NC 

White, Paul B West Wisconsin, NC 

♦Williams, Miss Arsania M Central West, C 

Williams, Fred G. (UD) Bengal, OS 

Williams, Robert M Washington, C 

*Willson, James M Northwest Texas, SC 

Wilson, Elwin L Maine, NE 



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Womeldorf , Paul D. Central Kansas, SC 

Wright, Louis C North-East Ohio, NC 

NO. 4, MISSIONS AND CHURCH EXTENSION 

To this committee shall be referred all memorials, petitions, resolu- 
tions, etc., relating to the Board of Missions and Church Extension 
and to the interests and activities made by the law of the Church the 
concern of this Board. 

Frederick B. Newell, Chairman; 

Mrs. J. D. Bragg, Vice-Chair man; 

Marvin A. Franklin, Secretary. 

{* Denotes Lay Delegate) 

*Adams, Charles V. Central Pennsylvania, NE 

♦Aldrich, Mrs. Arthur C Rock River, NC 

♦Allison, Will F. . : Illinois, NC 

Anderson, Sid R. (UD) East China, OS 

*Avery, Mrs. Alice G. Southern Illinois, NC 

*Awtrey, Mrs. Lemmon N North Georgia, SE 

*Baker, Mrs. J. H Dakota, NC 

*Barr, Mrs. C. A. Southwest Texas, SC 

*Bartlett, Mrs. Edward R Northwest Indiana, NC 

Bartley, Henry W Florida, C 

*Bell, Mrs. Frank G North Alabama, SE 

Black, Benjamin B Upper South Carolina, SE 

Blackard, William F Holston, SE 

Brady, Austin C New Jersey, NE 

*Bragg, Mrs. J. D St. Louis, SC 

Brown, Earl R North-East Ohio, NC 

*Brown, Samuel L. West Texas, C 

*Brown, Mrs. Warren E Michigan, NC 

*Brown, Mrs. W. Raymond Genesee, NE 

Brown, William E New Mexico, SC 

Brownlee, Thomas M. Mississippi, SE 

Bryan, Dawson C Texas, SC 

*Bunce, Miss Thirsa (UD) Malaya, OS 

Carter, George W Louisiana, C 

♦Cherrington, Mrs. Homer V. Upper Iowa, NC 

*Cole, Mrs. Redmond S . East Oklahoma, SC 

Cram, Willard G Kentucky, SE 

Cromer, Horace E Baltimore, NE 

Donaldson, Charles M Idaho, W 

*Downs, Mrs. Ward M West Virginia, NE 

*Easter, John E Virginia, SE 

*Flegal, Mrs. Frank Porter California, W 

Franklin, Marvin A North Alabama, SE 

Galbraith, John A Erie, NE 

♦Gibson, Miss Henrietta Troy, NE 

Guerra, Bishop Eleazar Mexico, OS 

Havighurst, Lawrence D. Northwest Iowa, NC 
Henry, Harry D Minnesota, NC 



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*Imboden, Charles A Illinois, NC 

*Johnson, Mrs. Andrew C Louisville, SE 

*Jones, Miss Dorothy (UD) Shantung, OS 

Jones, Edward M Central Alabama, C 

* Jones, James A Western North Carolina, SE 

♦King, Miss Sarah Rhodesia, OS 

LaCrone, Don H West Oklahoma, SC 

*Langford, Miss Elizabeth S. Lexington, C 

*Lauer, Mrs. Harry lowa-Des Moines, NC 

Laupmanis, Janis (UD) Baltic and Slavic, OS 

*Law, Mrs. John G Wisconsin, NC 

*Lee, Miss Elizabeth M Pittsburgh, NE 

*LeSourd, Mrs. Howard M. New England, NE 

Lipscomb, L. N Northwest Texas, SC 

*Long, Mrs. Conrad C. Ohio, NC 

*Longstreth, Mrs. Wilbur E Missouri, SC 

Love, Edgar A Washington, C 

Magnuson, Ray F Nebraska, SC 

Martin, Albert W North Arkansas, SC 

Martin, Araba Ohio, NC 

*McDonald, Samuel J South Carolina, C 

*McDonald, T. Morton Indiana, NC 

*Mead, Mrs. Charles W Nebraska, SC 

Medellin, Juan Southwest Mexican, SC 

*Melson, Elwood F Peninsula, NE 

*Mills, Mrs. Walter J Texas, SC 

Moore, Aubrey S. Rock River, NC 

Morgado, Edmundo Cuba, SE 

*Morgan, Mrs. Joy Elmer Baltimore, NE 

'■'Naftzger, Mrs, Julia P North Indiana, NC 

Newell, Frederick B New York East, NE 

Ormond, Jesse M North Carolina, SE 

Palmquist, Theodore H California, W 

Pedersen, Frederick L ., Pacific Northwest, W 

*Peel, Mrs. Leon R Northern Minnesota, NC 

Pellowe, William C. S Detroit, NC 

Perkins, E. C Kiangsi, OS 

*Perkins, Joe J North Texas, SC 

Perryman, Willis L Southwest Missouri, SC 

Peterson, B. O. (UD) Philippine, OS 

Phillips, Glenn R Southern California- Arizona, W 

*Pierce, Miss Mildred (UD) Bengal, OS 

*Pollard, Mrs. John B Louisiana, SC 

*Pritchard, William P New England Southern, NE 

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Quimby, Karl K. Newark, NE 

Riddick, Roland P Virginia, SE 

"'Rogers, Mrs. Joe T Central Kansas, SC 

Rogers, Wallace North Georgia, SE 

'^Roudebush, Roy R. North Indiana, NC 

Rowe, Benjamin Central New York, NE 



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*Sapp, Mrs. Clarence C South Georgia, SE 

Savige, George R. Wyoming, NE 

Scott, Julius S. Texas, C 

Seamands, Earl A. South India, OS 

"Seward, Mrs. John R .• . North-East Ohio, NC 

♦Shappell, Mrs. W. E Philadelphia, NE 

*Shearer, Miss Mary C. (UD) West China, OS 

Slaughter, Dow P. Alabama, SE 

Sockman, Ralph W. New York, NE 

*Spencer, Robert B Colorado, W 

*Stout, Mrs. B. Rule Holston, SE 

♦Sykes, W. Clyde Northern New York, NE 

*Tanner, Ennis A. Noi'th Mississippi, SE 

*Tatum, Mrs. S. Homer Memphis, SE 

*Titus, Mrs. Olive G North India, OS 

*Tyrer, Howard West Wisconsin, NC 

Walton, A. Jack West Vii-ginia, NE 

Ward, Walter W Central Texas, SC 

♦Watters, Dr. Hyla (UD) Central China, OS 

♦Weaver, Mrs. Charles C Western North Carolina, SE 

* Werner, Mrs. H. E Kansas, SC 

*White, Mrs. Edwin B Florida, SE 

* Williams, Claud W Mississippi, C 

"Wilson, Mrs. Bryon H. Southern California-Arizona, W 

* Wilson, Herbert S Delaware, C 

* Yarbrough, Charles H. Tennessee, SE 

*Zartman, Mrs. Foss Ohio, NC 

NO. .5. PUBLISHING INTERESTS 

To this committee shall be referred all memorials, petitions, resolu- 
tions, etc., relating to the Board of Publication and to the interests 
and activities made by the law of the Church the concern of this 
Board. 

Charles E. Scoffield, Seo-etary. 

W. Angie Smith, Chairman; 

Troy W. Appleby, Vice-Chairvian; 

{* Denotes Lay Delegate) 

*Andrew, Walter M. New York, NE 

Andrews, Benjamin H Louisiana, SC 

* AppLeby, Troy W. Ohio, NC 

Bays, James A. Holston, SE 

Boyd, P. M Florida, SE 

Brooks, Robert N. North Carolina, C 

* Brown, Mrs. Wallace E Central New York, NE 

Cooper, Claude W. lowa-Des Moines, NC 

*Crummey, John D. California, W 

Curry, James C. East Oklahoma, SC 

*DeWeese, Henry 0. North Indiana, NC 
♦Donaldson, Mrs. B. R. Detroit, NC 



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*Earp, William L. Southwest Missouri, SC 

*Edwards, Joseph R. Central Texas, SC 

*Fitch, Harold Illinois, NC 

*Forman, Julius M North Mississippi, SE 

♦Foster, Mrs. Earl West Oklahoma, SC 

Garber, Paul N. Western North Carolina, SE 

*Gilligan, Henry Baltimore, NE 

Gleiser, Walter S Pacific Northwest, W 

*Green, Roy M Nebraska, SC 

*Haley, Paul S North Alabama, SE 

Hanson, Pery O. (UD) Shantung, OS 

Harmon, Nolan B., Jr Virginia, NE 

*Hart, John C Wyoming, NE 

Hearn, Walter A Peninsula, NE 

Henderson, Newton C Southei'n Hlinois, NC 

Hoffman, Joseph C West Virginia, NE 

-Hood, Gurney P North Carolina, SE 

Hough, Lynn Harold New York East, NE 

Humphreys, Gideon I Western North Carolina, SE 

Johnson, Silas South Georgia, SE 

Jordan, Fred J West Wisconsin, NC 

Kestle, Asa J Ohio, NC 

*Klein, George R North-East Ohio, NC 

*Lynch, G. Stanley Philadelphia, NE 

*McAllen, George I Virginia, SE 

♦McAllister, Reuben H Mississippi, C 

*McCrea, Archie E Michigan, NC 

*McKay, Leo H Erie, NE 

McPheeters, Chester A Indiana, NC 

*McQuiston, Jackson C Pittsburgh, NE 

Mecklenburg, George Northern Minnesota, NC 

Meeks, Benjamin W Baltimore, NE 

Miller, Leslie Kansas, SC 

Miller, Samuel M South Carolina, C 

Morrill, Miron A Minnesota, NC 

Northcott, H. Clifford Illinois, NC 

Peterson, Howard W North-East Ohio, NC 

*Propert, Frank C New Jersey, NE 

Randolph, Joseph D Missouri, SC 

*Redwine, Marcus C Kentucky, SE 

*Ryder, Frank H Troy, NE 

Scheerer, Lloyd H. Noi'thwest Iowa, NC 

Schofield, Charles E Central Kansas, SC 

*Searcy, Hubert T Alabama, SE 

Shirkey, Albert P Southwest Texas, SC 

♦Simpson, Leverett J Genesee, NE 

♦Slaughter, Nat G North Georgia, SE 

Smith. Roy L. Southern Califoi*nia-Arizona, W 



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Smith, W. Angie North Texas, SC 

♦Stockwell, Miss Grace (UD) Burma, OS 

Stone, Fred D . . Rock River, NC 

Sutherland, Benjamin L. Mississippi, SE 

Tower, Joe Z Texas, SC 

Underwood, James E. Memphis, SE 

Washabaugh, J. Edgar Newark, NE 

* Wiseman, William H. Tennessee, SE 

Wolfe, John L. West Virginia, NE 

Young, Claude Northwest Indiana, NC 

NO. 6. CONFERENCE CLAIMANTS 

To this committee shall be referred all memorials, petitions, resolu- 
tions, etc., relating to the support of retired and supernumerai'y min- 
isters, widows, and dependent children of deceased ministers, not in- 
cluding Bishops. 

Arthur M. Wells, Chairman; 

Sidney H. Babcock, Vice-Chairman; 

Philip E. Riley, Secretary. 

(* Denotes Lay Delegate) 

Allgood, Benjamin F New Jersey, NE 

*Archer, William D North-East Ohio, NC 

Babcock, Sidney H West Oklahoma, SC 

* Baker, John H Baltimore, NE 

Baker, Ruf us C. Colorado, W 

*Barradell, William H New York East, NE 

*Brown, I. W Illinois, NC 

♦Bryant, R. Bernard Northwest Texas, SC 

♦Burrows, Charles W. Troy, NE 

*Carr, Robert B North Alabama, SE 

Carroll, Arthur G New York, NE 

Chambers, Herbert Upper South Carolina, SE 

Clay, Russell E. Southern California Arizona, W 

Crompton, J. Rolland Wyoming, NE 

*Currie, Miss Margaret Maine, NE 

♦Davis, Miss Hazel (UD) Northern Philippine, OS 

♦Davis, J. Boyd Ohio, NC 

Duncomb, Franklin Philadelphia, NE 

♦Fisher, Burgle L Virginia, SE 

Gamble, Foster K North Alabama, SE 

Gordon, R. Ernest Kansas, SC 

Greer, Robert E Holston, SE 

Gum, Walter C Virginia, SE 

*Harshbarger, Clyde L West Virginia, NE 

Hartman, Lewis New England, NE 

Heckman, Edgar R Central Pennsylvania, NE 

Henry, David W. Delaware, C 

Hillman, Edgar L. North Carolina, SE 



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*Hocking", Edward P. Wisconsin, NC 

*Hoey, Clyde R. Western North Carolina, SE 

*Huckleberry, Edward Indiana, NC 

Hunter, Alfred V Nebraska, SC 

* Jackson, Henry E. Southwest Texas, SC 

James, Paul G. Icwa-Des Moines, NC • 

Kelly, Edward W. Central West, C 

Kilpatrick, Lester A. . . Michig-an, NC 

Lord, J. Wesley Newark, NE 

*Loucks, Charles O Rock River, NC 

Love, Ernest C. : . . . Noi'thern New York, NE 

McCurdy, Harold E Erie, NE 

Mcllwain, A. Thomas North Mississippi, SE 

McKibben, J. W. O North Georgia, SE 

^Metcalfe, Mrs. Harold S. . Pittsburgh, NE 

Morrow, Harry E. Upper Iowa, NC 

Mulligan, Thomas C. Peninsula, NE 

*0'Dell. Wesley H West Virginia, NE 

*0'Neal, Robert J Louisiana, SC 

Perkins, Albert R Kentucky, SE 

Phillips, C. Gordon Detroit, NC 

Rankin, W. P California, W. 

Riggin, E. Cranston Baltimore, NE 

Riley, Philip E Central Texas, SC 

*Robbins, Charles A. Pacific Northwest, W 

Robinson, William W North Indiana, NC 

Root, Herbert J. Central Kansas, SC 

Roush, Lester L Ohio, NC 

*Rust, Littell J Tennessee, SE 

Salter, John D. East Oklahoina, SC 

Schubel, Burnell L St. Louis, SC 

Searles, J. W^esley Genesee, NE 

*Shephard, C. Leighton (Deceased — January 15, 1944) 

South Georgia, SE 

* Smith, Robert J. Southwest Missouri, SC 

*Stackhouse, Will South Carolina, SE 

StaflFord, Thomas A. Northern Minnesota, NC 

*Thomasson, Gus W North Texas, SC 

*Thompson, Pat Texas, SC 

Tyler, Robert Z Florida, SE 

*Utz, William H., Jr Missouri, SC 

Wells, Arthur M Illinois, NC 

Winter, Charles (UD) Hinghwa, OS 

*Yocom, J. Lee Northwest Indiana, NC 



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NO. 7. CONFERENCES 

To this committee shall be referred all memorials, petitions, resolu- 
tions, etc., relating- to the General, Jurisdictional, Central, Provisional 
Central, Annual, Provisional Annual, District, Quarterly, and Church 
Conferences and Missions and Annual Meetings. 

George W. Henson, Chairman; 

Joseph H. Thrailkill, Vice-Chaiman; 

John R. Kenney, Secretary. 

(••' Denotes Lay Delegate) 
Andrews, Henry M Alabama, SE 

Bacon, C. Clifford lowa-Des Moines, NC 

ISartak, Joseph P. (UD) Bohemia-Moravia, OS 

'■■■ Boudet, Moises Cuba, SE 

=^ Brockett, Howard R New York East, NE 

Burgan, Harry W Baltimore, NE 

Burns, Otis A South Florida, C 

*Child's Benjamin G Noi'th Carolina, SE 

*Clark, Mrs. Samuel H Newark, NE 

Denniston, Benjamin M. New York, NE 

*Eells, Linden L Nebraska, SC 

Fain, J. Ed South Georgia, SE 

^•'Greenhaw, Karl North Arkansas, SC 

^'Guyer, Mrs. Laura V Central Pennsylvania, NE 

Harper, Marvin H Central Provinces, OS 

Hartinger, William C Indiana, NC 

Haymes, J. Northwest Texas, SC 

Helrigel, William H Michigan, NC 

Henson, George W Philadelphia, NE 

Hogg, William L Pittsburgh, NE 

< Holler, J. Carlisle Upper South Carolina, SE 

Holmes, William W Louisiana, SC 

*Hunt, Walter L Wyoming, NE 

Johnson, Andrew C Louisville, SE 

*Johnson, Hubert T. Central Texas, SC 

Jones, Guy F Texas, SC 

Kenney, John R. California, W 

Ketcham, Charles B North-East Ohio, NC 

King, Willis J Texas, C 

*Kirk, Lyle 0. Ohio, NC 

*Kramer, R. R Holston, SE 

*Lamb, Mrs. Fred A Southwest Missouri, SC 

Mahonev. Carl K Pacific Northwest, W 

Martin." Paul E North Texas, SC 

Maxwell, Marvin M. (Deceased — November 21, 1948) 

Noith Georgia, SE 
♦Meek, Paul Memphis, SE 



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*Mickler, Fred T Florida, SE 

♦Miller, Charles M Kansas, SC 

*Newton, H. E East Oklahoma, SC 

Perry, James A. Troy, NE 

*Poffenberger, Alvin C. New Jersey, NE 

Prothro, Charles W. Savannah, C 

Ragan, Raye Illinois, NC 

Rice, Samuel C Kentucky, SE 

*Richards, Miss Gertrude E. (UD) Northwest India, OS 

Rives, Joseph J Virginia, SE 

=■ Schaedel, Mrs. Charles T Texas, SC 

Schatzman, Albert G. Ohio, NC 

Smith, Robert J West Oklahoma, SC 

Spellman, L. U.- Southwest Texas, SC 

* Stevens, Benjamin M Mississippi, SE 

Stevenson, Henry M North Alabama, SE 

* Strange, John K Wyoming State, W 

*Streeter, Ray Central Kansas, SC 

*Templin, Mrs. Leslie G, (UD) Gujarat, OS 

*Timmons, Mrs. Christian N. Rock River, NC 

Titus, Murray T North India, OS 

Ward, Woodrow South Carolina, SE 

Ware, H. Wendell West Virginia, NE 

* Wells, Luther W Virginia, SE 

*Williams, Walter C North Indiana NC 

*Wood, Alpheus B. P Southern California-Arizona, W 

*Woosley, Oscar V Western North Carolina, SE 

NO. 8. STATE OF THE CHURCH 

To this committee shall be referred all memorials, petitions, resolu- 
tions, etc., relating to social service, temperance (and the Board of 
Temperance), labor, Sabbath obsei'vance, divorce, amusements, and 
those elements, factors, and aspects of the social and spiritual wel- 
fare of the Church not made the responsibility of any other committee. 

Ernest Fremont Tittle, Chairman; 

Edmund Heinsohn, V ice-Chairman; 

Mrs. E. L. Hillman, Secretary. 

(* Denotes Lay Delegate) 

*Bacon, Miss Nettie A. (UD) Lucknow, OS 

*Bailey, Miss Marion M Detroit, NC 

*Bailey, Thomas L. Mississippi, SE 

*Baker, Leverett C Central Kansas, SC 

Bevan, Frank W Troy, NE 

*Bicklev, Mrs. C. A Northwest Texas, 'SC 

*Bryan, Mrs. Gid J Central Texas, SC 

Bunch, Jesse W Oregon, W 

*Calhoun, Callaway Texas, SC 

*Cannon, John S. M Little Rock, S. C. 

Carder, Okey J. Missouri, SC 

Carlyon, Richard E Nebraska, SC 



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Caton, Andrew C. Montana, W 

♦Cherrington, Ernest H Ohio, NC 

Chitwood, J. Henry North Alabama, SE 

♦Clark, B. Clyde West Oklahoma, SC 

*Cliffe, Albert W Philadelphia, NE 

Coldsmith, Charles I Kansas, SC 

*Cox, A. Ward West Virginia, NE 

*Crabbe, George W Baltimore, SE 

Crane, Henry H Detroit, NC 

Danields, W. Clay Holston, SE 

Day, Albert E. Southern California-Arizona, W 

Depp, Mark Pittsburgh, NE 

*Dolliver, James I Northwest Iowa, NC 

♦Elijah, Earl Upper Iowa, NC 

♦Evans, Miss Mary A. (UD) Philippine, OS 

* Fletcher, Abbott L. Northern Minnesota, NC 

*Foster, Chapin D Pacific Northwest, W 

♦Gaither, Mrs. Florence E Washington, C 

Garrison, Edwin R. North Indiana, NC 

* Gordon, Mrs. Mayrnie E South Carolina, C 

Grant, A. Raymond California, W 

*Gregg, Frank H. Louisville, SE 

Grummon, Arthur R Illinois, NC 

Gunter, William New England, NE 

*Hample, Gideon A North Dakota, NC 

♦Hammerberg, Mrs. Anton (UD) Finland, OS 

Hayden, Ransford S. (Deceased — February 14, 1944) 

North Arkansas, SC 

Heinsohn, Edmund Southwest Texas, SC 

^Henderson, Zach S South Georgia, SE 

*Henn, Mrs. William C. lowa-Des Moines, NC 

Hildebrand, Carroll D. W Northwest Indiana, NC 

*Hillman, Mrs. Edgar L North Carolina, SE 

*Hindman, J. Clyde Southern Illinois, NC 

*Hoover, Arthur L North-East Ohio, NC 

Houser, Otto Colorado, W 

*Ivey, J. B Western North Carolina, SE 

James, Glenn C Florida, SE 

* Jones, Charles A Ohio, NC 

* Jones, Tracey K Central New York, NE 

* Jordan, Miles W Texas, C 

♦Jordan, Mrs. W. North Texas, SC 

Jorns, Elza L. * East Oklahoma, SC 

*Kibler, Russell M Indiana, NC 

♦Knight, Miss Frances Detroit, NC 

♦Lyons, Leslie, J Southwest Missouri, SC 

♦Muncy, William T. Nebraska, SC 

♦Munn, Mrs. Orson E Michigan, NC 



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*Nye, Mrs. Florence K Central New York, NE 

*Parlin, Charles C Newark, NE 

Raver, William R New Jersey, NE 

*Redd, John H Virginia, SE 

Rowe, Gilbert T Western North Carolina, SE 

*Slayton, J. T Kentucky, SE 

Secrest, Paul E North-East Ohio, NC 

* Sexton, Mrs. George S., Jr. Louisiana, SC 

*Seymour, Mrs. Jerome Southern California-Arizona, W 

Sheppard, B. Burton Wisconsin, NC 

*Simonds, Miss Mildred (UD) Hyderabad, OS 

Smart, W. Aiken Virginia, SE 

*Smith, Chester A New York, NE 

*Spillman, Mrs. James H Kentucky, SE 

Spurrier, Percy M. New England Southern, NE 

*Studley, Miss Ellen M. (UD) North China, OS 

Tittle, Ernest Fremont Rock River, NC 

*Trotter, Frank H Holston, SE 

* Wells, Jere A North Georgia, SE 

Werner, Hazen G Ohio, NC 

Wiggins, Sam B North Arkansas, SC 

Worley, Loyd F New York East, NE 

*Wright, Mrs. Bruce S Erie, NE 

*Wright, Mrs. Nancy L St. Louis, SC 

*Yang, Y. C. (UD) "i5ast China, OS 



PERSON iN EL 

OF 

THE GENERAL CONFERENCE 

OF 

THE METHODIST CHURCH 

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 1944 

Names of Delegates and Reserve Delegates, Ministerial and Lay, 
arranged in in the order of their election, and alphabetically by An- 
nual Conferences, with post office addresses, appointments, or occu- 
pations. 

Where an OVERSEAS Conference has no data, war conditions pre- 
vented the sending of any information to the Secretary of the General 
Conference. 

Figures following the name of each Annual Conference designate 
the total number of Delegates for that Conference. The Annual Con- 
ference Delegation is composed of an equal number of Ministerial and 
Lay Delegates. Abbreviations after the figure: NE, Northeastern 
Jurisdiction; SE, Southeastern Jurisdiction; C, Central Jurisdiction; 
NC, North Central Jurisdiction; SC, South Central Jurisdiction; W, 
Western Jurisdiction; OS, Overseas Conference. 

Underneath the name of each Annual Conference will be found the 
location in the Conference Hall where the Delegation was seated, 
giving the Section, Row, and the seats allocated. 

(*Denotes Lay Delegate) 

(DS) District Superintendent; (P) Pastor; (BE) Business Execu- 
tive; (H) Homemaker; (CP-WSCS) Conference President, Woman's 
Society of Christian Service. 

ALABAMA (6) SE 

Sec. C; Row 11; Seats 7-12 

Curtis, W. Marvette (DS), Pensacola D; 900 E. Jackson St., Pensa- 

cola, Fla. 
Andrews, Henry M. (P), Enterprise; Enterprise, Ala. 
Slaughter, Dow P. (DS), Montgomery D; 6 Wellington Road, Mont- 
gomery, Ala. 
♦Dannelly, Clarence M. (Supt. of Public Schools), 301 S. Lawrence 

St., Montgomery, Ala. 
♦Searcy, Hubert T. (Prs. Huntingdon College), Montgomery, Ala. 
♦Christenberry, W. B. (Bookkeeper), Selma, Ala. 

Reserves 

Middlebrooks, Acton E. (Editor, Ala. Christian Advocate), 516 N. 

22nd St., Birmingham, Ala. 
Shafer, Albert E. (P), First Church; Pensacola, Fla. 
Preer, Carlton (P), Gadsden Street; 902 E. Jackson St., Pensacola, 

Fla. 

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Childs, Ernest A. (P), Dexter Avenue; 9 Gilmer Ave., Montgomery, 

Ala. 
*Malone, Edward R. (Banker), American National Bank; Pensacola, 

Fla. 
*Rencher, Ed R. (Bookkeeper), Fernway, Mobile, Ala. 
*Ellison, John T. (Lawyer), Centreville, Ala. 
*Tompkins, Oscar L. (Lawyer), Newberry Bldg., Dothan, Ala. 

ATLANTA (2) C 

Sec. A; Row 6; Seats 9-10 
Thomas, J. Wesley (P), Warren Memorial; 938 Ashby Grove, S. W., 

*Brookes, E.' Luther. (Deceased, March 29, 1944.) 

Reserves 

Newton, Edward G. (P), Fort Street; 210 Fort St., N. E., Atlanta, 
Ga. 
*Parks, Mrs. Eva B. (CP-WSCS), 503 Rockwell St., S. W., Atlanta, 
Ga. 

BALTIC AND SLAVIC (2) OS 

Sec. D; Row 18; Seats 1-2 

BALTIMORE (12) NE 

Sec. D ; Rows 8-9 ; Seats 1-6, 1-6 
Cromer, Horace E (DS), Washington East D; 100 Maryland Ave., 
N. E., Washington, D. C. 
— Holloway, Fred G. (Pres. Western Maryland College), Westminster, 
Baltimore, Md. 
Burgan, Harry W. (P), Hamline; 1026 Decatur St., N. W., Wash- 
ington, D. C. 
Riggin, E. Cranston (DS), East D; 516 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md. 
Smith, Leonard B. (P), Edmondson Avenue; 3612 Edmondson Ave., 

Baltimore, Md. 
Meeks, Benjamin W. (P), Calvary; 131 W. Second St., Frederick, 
Md. 
*Patterson, D. Stewart (Secy. Commission on Chaplains), 100 Mary- 
land Ave., N. E., Washington, D. C. 
*Crabbe, George W. (National Supt. Anti-Saloon League), 131 B. St., 

S. E., Washington, D. C. 
*Gilligan, Henry (Lawyer), 2304 First St., N. W., Washington, D. C. 
*Baker, John H. (BE), Belvedere Hotel, Baltimore, Md. 
-^Morgan, Mrs. Joy Elmer (CP-WSCS), 4109 17th St., N. W., Wash- 
ington, D. C. 
*Grace, J. Harry (BE), 2516 Hermosa Ave., Baltimore, Md. 

Reserves 

Edwards, John R. (DS), Washington West D; 100 Maryland Ave., 
N. E., Washington, D. C. 

Nicholson, Reuben Y. (DS), South D; 516 Charles St., Baltimore, Md. 

Bosley, Harold A. (P), Mt. Vernon Place; Baltimore, Md. 

Robinson, Orris G. (P), Calvary; 1615 Decatur St., N. W., Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

Wood, Robert L. (DS), West D; 516 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md. 

Langrall, Otwald B. (DS), Hagerstown D; 55 Mosley Parkway, 
Hagerstown, Md. 

Hand, J. Phelps (P), Walbrook; 3208 W. North Ave., Baltimore, Md. 



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Rustin, John W. (P), Mt. Vernon Place; 1330 Holloy St., N. W., 

Washington, D. C. 
♦Bradley, E. Elbert (BE), 1209 Hamilton Blvd., Hagerstown, Md. 
♦Benson, F. Murray (City Solicitor, Baltimore) ; 3501 Copley Rd., 

Baltimore, Md. 
*Keyser, Mrs. E. Lester (Dis. Pres. WSCS, Baltimore South D), 4440 

White Ave., Baltimore, Md. 
♦Jett, Robert E. (Tailor), 23 Fayette St., Baltimore, Md. 
*Meeks, Mrs. Benjamin W. (Pres. N. E. Jurisdictional WSCS), 131 

W. Second St., Frederick, Md. 
*Thomen, Orange O. (Accountant U. S. Gov.), 9404 Louis Ave., Silver 

Springs, Md. 
*Snodgrass, Edmund (Farmer), Street, Md. 
*Scott, William C. (BE), 811 St. Georges Road, Baltimore, Md. 

BELGIUM (2) OS 

Sec. B; Row 20; Seats 11-12 

BENGAL (2) OS 

Sec. D; Row 12; Seats 1-2 
Das, Preo N. (DS), 140 Dharamtala St., Calcutta, India. 
♦Mondol, Hrit K. (Principal Collins Institute), Methodist Mission, 
Pakaur, S. P., Bihar, India. 

Reserves 

Chowdhury, John S. (DS), Methodist Church, Buddhadanga, Asansol, 
Bengal, India. 
*Beeken, Mrs. Elsie R. (Principal, Pakaur Bengali School), Methodist 
Mission, Pakaur, S. P. Bihar, India. 

BOHEMIA-MORAVIA (2) OS 

Sec. D; Row 18; Seats 3-4 

BOMBAY (2) OS 

Sec. D; Row 12; Seats 5-6 
Wagner, Paul E. (DS), Dhulia-Puntamba D; Dhulia, West Klandesh, 

India. 
*Wagner, Mrs. Paul E. (Missionary), Dhulia, West Khandesh, India. 

Reserves 

None elected. 

BURMA (2) OS 

Sec. D; Row 12; Seats 3-4 
Harwood, Harry J. (Missionary, Burma), 150 Fifth Ave., New York 
(11),N.Y. 

Reserve 

Clare, Maurice A. (Missionary, Burma), 150 Fifth Ave., New York 
(11), N. Y. 

CALIFORNIA (10) W 

Sec. A; Rows 11-12; Seats 1-5, 1-5 
Palmquist, Theodore H. (P), First Church; 1350 M. St., Fresno, Cal. 
Knoles, TuUy C. (Pres. College of the Pacific), Stockton, Cal. 



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Kennedy, John C. (DS), Fresno D; 544 O 20th St., Merced, Cal. 
Rankin, W. P. (Con. Treasurer), 8.3 McAllister St., San Francisco, 

Cal. 
Grant, A. Raymond (P), First Church; 2100 Jav St., Sacramento, 
Cal. 
*Flegal, Mrs. Frank Porter (CP-WSCS), 584 6th St., Oakland, Cal. 
*Ralph, Will P. (Telephone BE), 1711 Francisco St., Berkeley (3), 

Cal. 
*Berger, Dr. Evelyn M. (Consulting Psychologist), 1434 Everett Ave., 

Oakland, Cal. 
*Morris, Percy F. (Deceased Nov. 22, 1943). 
*Crummey, John D. (BE), 1855 Park St., San Jose, Cal. 

Reserves 

Christensen, N. A. (P), First Church; 2324 Truxton Ave., Bakers- 
field, Cal. 
Wilkins, John R. (P), First Church; 136 El Camino, Burlingame, Cal. 
Milnes, Harry E. (Ex. Sec. Con. Claimant Endowment Bd.), 1424 

Benito Ave., Burlingame, Cal. 
Wallace, Arthur H. (P), First Church; Box 272, Modesto. Cal. 
Johnson, Rector W. (P), First Church; 205 South Santa Clara St., 

San Jose, Cal. 
Stuart, R. Marvin (P), First Church; Webster and Hamilton Sts.. 

Palo Alto, Cal. 
Julian, Correll M. (DS), Redwood-Shasta D; 83 McAlister St., San 
Francisco, Cal. 
*Sims, J. B. (Dentist), Box 1086. Modesto. Cal. 
^Burlingame, William M. (Real Estate), 1326 "E" St., Sacramento, 

Cal. 
*Bagby, Grover C. (Insurance), Box 707, Fresno, Cal. 
*Lange, Mrs. Harry W. (H), 1629 Truxton Ave., Bakersfield, Cal. 
*Merritt, Frank (Lawyer), 235 ^lontecito, San Francisco, Cal. 
*Hotle, William, Sebastopol, Cal. 
*Cecil, Mrs. John R. (H), 440 Mellville Ave., Palo Alto, Cal. 

CENTRAL ALABAMA (2) C 

Sec. D; Row 14; Seats 1-2 
Jones, Edward M. (Retired), Box 200 R. F. D. 2, Prattvillo, Ala. 
*Lynn, Lee W. (Shipping Clerk), 218 N. 6th St., Gadsden, Ala. 

Reserves 

Turner, Walter L. (DS), Huntsville D; 309 8th Ave., W., Birming- 
ham, Ala. 
Booker, Charles J. (DS), Birmingham D; 611 1st, N., Birmingham, 
Ala. 
*Brown, Walter L. (Doctor), 1200 Charles St., Birmingham, Ala. 
*Turner, Mrs. Frances W. (CP-WSCS), 309 8th Ave., W., Birming- 
ham, Ala. 

CENTRAL CHINA (2) OS 

Sec. B; Row 19: Seats 1-2 

CENTRAL GERMANY (2) OS 

Sec. C; Row 21; Seats 1-2 



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CENTRAL KANSAS (10) SC 
Sec. D; Rows 2-3; Seats 5-10, 7-10 

Henry, Albert E. (DS), Wichita D; 158 N. Volutsia, Wichita. Kan. 

Scholield, Charles E. ( Pres. Southwestern College), Winfield, Kan. 

Root, Herbert J. (P), College Hill; 211 N. Erie, Wichita, Kan. 

Templin, Le.ster R. (P), First Church; 1620 E. 4th St., Wichita, Kan. 

Womeldorf, Paul D. (Ex. Sec. Bd. Education), 502 S. Glenn, Wichita 
(12), Kan. 
♦Ropers, Mrs. Joe T. (CP-WSCS), 224 N. Erie, Wichita, Kan. 
♦Elliott, William P. (Con. Lav Leader), Plains, Kan. 
♦Baker, L. C. (BE), Scott City, Kan. 
♦Streeter, Ray (BE), Hutchinson, Kan. 
♦Anderson, Floyd N. (BE), Wellington, Kan. 

Reserves 

Keller, Samuel W. (P), First Church; Hutchinson, Kan. 

Brown, Cleveland C. (DS), Winfield D.; Winfield, Kan. 

Volkland, Otto F. (DS), Salina D; Box 398, Salina, Kan. 

iMulvaney, Warren 0. (DS), Hutchinson D; 100 W. 23rd St., Hutch- 
inson, Kan. 

Freeman, Everett W. (DS), Colby D; Colby, Kan. 

Arend, LeRoy F. (P), Trinity; 220 S. Martinson St., Wichita, Kans. 

Dellinger, Walter H. (DS), Dodge City-Liberal D; Liberal, Kan. 
♦Baker, Walter F. (Sup. City Schools), Pratt, Kan. 
*Ott, Mrs. George (Sec, Organization-Promotion Con., WSCS), 402 

E. 5th., Kinsley, Kan. 
*Campbell, Wayne M. (Abstracts-Titles), Garden City, Kan. 
*Wilson, Laurence L. (BE), 223 N. Fountain, Wichita, Kan. 
♦Shull, Joe M. (Farm Implements), Dighton, Kan. 
♦Stephens, Mrs. Pearl M. (H), Caldwell. Kan. 
♦Kemp, Cary A. (Local Preacher), Natoma, Kan. 

CENTRAL NEW YORK (6) NE 

Sec. B; Row 17; Seats 7-12 
-— Huse, Raymond H. (DS), Syracuse D; 203 Furman St., Syracuse, 
N. Y. 
Rowe, Benjamin (DS), Elmira D; 822 W. Washington Ave., Elmira, 

N. Y. 
Coman, Alfred P. (P), Hedding; 330 W. Church St., Elmira, N. Y. 
♦Odell, Albert G. (Doctor), Clifton Springs, N. Y. 
^^^Brown, Mrs. Gertrude V. (CP-WSCS), 700 University Ave., Syra- 
cuse, N. Y. 
♦Jones, Tracey (Sec. Y.xM.C.A.), Syracuse, N. Y. 

Reserves 

VanDyke. Ellroy D. (P), Penn Yan ; Penn Yan, N. Y. 

Stearns, Harold G. (DS), Geneva D; 84 Maxwell Ave., Geneva, N. Y. 

Benton, George Y. (DS), Syracuse East D; 826 Maryland Ave., 
Syracuse, N. Y. 

Peterson, Dutton S., (P), Odessa, N. Y. 

Noble, Charles C. (P), First Church; 431 Allen St., Syracuse (2), 
N. Y. 
♦VanDvke, M. Fave (Farmer), Canton, Pa. 

♦Nve, Mrs. Florence K. (H), 1600 E. Colvin St.. Syracuse (10), N. Y. 
♦Anderson, Mrs. William A. (H), 34 S. Hunter St., Auburn, N. Y. 
♦Ahn, George B. (Trainmaster), 913 W. Water St., Elmira, N. Y. 
♦Masten, J. Eugene (Insurance), Canandaigua, N. Y. 



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CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA (6) NE 

Sec. D; Row 14; Seats 5-10 
Skillington, J. Edgar (P), Bloomsburg; Bloomsburg, Pa. 
Corson, Fred P. (Pres. Dickinson College), Carlisle, Pa. 
Heckman, Edgar R. (Supt. Methodist Home for the Aged), Tyrone, 
Pa. 
* Adams, Charles V. (Banker), Montoursville, Pa. 
*Frey, V. Max (Consulting Engineer), York, Pa. 
*Guyer, Laura V. (H), Altoona, Pa. 

Reserves 

Banks, William W. (P), Trinity; Clearfield, Pa. 

Henninger, F. Lamont (DS), Sunbury D; Sunbury, Pa. 

Hartman, William E. (DS), Altoona D; Union Ave., Altoona, Pa. 

Welliver, Lester A. (Pres. Westminster Theo. Seminary), West- 
minster, Md. 

Myers, Elvin C. (DS), Williamsport D; 801 Market St., Williams- 
port, Pa. 
*Rich, Albert F. (Manufacturer), Woolrich, Pa. 
*Campbell, Richard W. (Insurance), Altoona, Pa. 
*Meredith,Victor K., Sr. (Salesman), Northumberland, Pa. 
*Webb, Paul C. (Banking), Bloomsburg, Pa. 
*Ake, Mrs. J. Howard (H), Harrisburg, Pa. 

CENTRAL PROVINCES (2) OS 

^ Sec. D; Rows 11-12; Seats 5-7 

Harper, Marvin H. (Ptof. Leonard Theo. School), Jubbulpore, India. 
'*Paul, Edwin S. (Associate Sec. Council Christian Education), 497 
Napier Town, Jubbulpore, C. P. India. 

Reserves 

Singh, J. Chandra B. (Assistant DS), Bastar-Sironcha D; Jagdalpur, 
Bastar State, India. 
*Soule, Mrs. Zillah L. (Principal, Christian Normal School), Meth- 
odist Mission, Khandwa, C. P., India. 

CENTRAL TEXAS (8) SC 

Sec. C; Row 13; Seats 1-8 

Score, J. N. R. (Pres. Southwestern Univei'sity) , Georgetown, Texas. 
Ward, Water W. (P), Polvtechnic; 1518 Vaughn Ave., Fort Worth 

(5), Texas. 
Riley, Philip E. (DS), Weatherford D; Weatherford, Texas. 
Hawk, Eugene B. (Dean, School of Theo., S. M. U.), Dallas (5), 
Texas. 
*Cherry, Hal H. (Con. Lay Leader), 3806 W. 4th St., Fort Worth (7), 

Texas. 
'Johnson, Hubert T. (Supt. Methodist Home), Waco, Texas. 
*Bryan, Mrs. Gid J. (TIP-WSCS), Italy, Texas. 

*Edwards, Joseph R. (Wholesale Feed), 118 Exchange Bldg., Fort 
Worth (6), Texas. 

Reserves 

Chunn, Marcus M. (P), Central; 12 Chase Court, Fort Worth (4), 

Texas. 
Barnes, Slaton A. (DS), Fort Worth D; 5101 Byers, Fort Worth (7), 

Texas. 



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Johnston, Warren (P), First Church; 1111 Elizabeth St., Fort Worth 

(4), Texas. 
Felder, Lemonier L. (DS), Cleburne D; Cleburne, Texas. 
Langston, Roy A. (P), First Church; Temple, Texas. 
Cole, William H. (DS), Cisco D; Cisco, Texas. 
*Knight, Sam T. (Pres. 4-C Business College), Waco, Texas. 
*Martin, Boyce (Editor, Corsicana Sun), Corsicana, Texas. 
♦Peyton, Mrs. George L. (Oil Operator), 308 E. Rusk, Mexia, Texas. 
♦Wedemeyer, Mrs. B. B. (Con. Cor. Sec— WSCS), 1304 N. 15th St., 

Waco, Texas. 
*Moody, Miss Mary (Insurance), Taylor, Texas. 

*McGlammery, Bert E. (Supervisor, Crippled Children's Div. State 
Dept. Education), Eastland, Texas. 

CENTRAL WEST (2) C 

Sec. B; Row 1; Seats 1-2 
Kelly, Edward W. (P), Union Memorial; 208 N. Leffingwell St., St. 
Louis, Mo. 
* Williams, Miss Arsania M. (Teacher), 4318 San Francisco Ave., St. 
Louis, Mo. 

Reserves 

Grant, Luther R. (DS), St. Louis D; 1525a Cora Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 

Hancock, George D. (DS), Kansas City D; 1518 N. 10th, Kansas 
City, Kan. 
*Lightner, Lawrence H. (Insurance), 2434 Marion St., Denver, Colo. 
*Holman, Moses (Worker), 4227 Page St., St. Louis, Mo. 

CHILE (2) OS 

Sec. B; Row 19; Seats 3-4 
Needham, Fred (P), Casilla 4214, Valpariso, Chile. 
*Boero, Domingo (Employee), Casille 2-D, Angol, Chile. 

Reserves 

Zottele, Pedro (P), Casilla 67, Santiago, Chile. 
Fetis, Abel (P), Casilla 102, Temuco, Chile. 
*Irle, Charles A. (Mission Treasurer), Casilla 67, Santiago, Chile. 

CHINA (2) OS 

Sec. B; Row 19; Seats 3-4 

COLORADO (6) W 

Sec. B; Row 14; Seats 7-12 
Houser, Otto H. (DS), Denver-Grand Junction D; 1820 Broadway, 

Denver, Colo. 
Baker, Rufus C. (P), Boulder; Boulder, Colo. 
Morris, Harry T. (Pres. Iliff School of Theology), Denver, Colo. 
*Harrah, Ezra C. (Con. Lay Leader), Greeley, Colo. 
*Spencer, Robert B. (Newspaper Editor), Fort Moi-gan, Colo. 
*Vessey, Bernard (Mortician), Colorado Springs, Colo. 

Reserves 

McVicker, Roy H. (P), Highlands; 3920 West 32nd Ave., Denver, 

Colo. 
Konkel, Guy E. (P), Sterling; Sterling Colo. 
Marble, Samuel W. (P), Trinity; 1820 Broadway, Denver, Colo. 



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Gaines, A. Presley (DS), Greeley D; 852 Madison, Denver, Colo. 
■Beahm, Leslie L. (Supt. City Schools), Cannon City, Colo. 
*Stiles, George W. (Doctor), 725 Newport, Denver, Colo. 
*Howard, Lowell W. (School Principal), Windsor, Colo. 
*Edgar, John W. (Rural Mail Carrier), Fleming, Colo. 

CUBA (2) SE 

Sec. D; Row 10; Seats 1-2 

Morgado, Edmundo G. (P), Islesia Methodista; Santiago de las 

Veges, Cuba. 
*Boudet, Moises (Teacher), Independencia 1071/^ Manranas, Cuba. 

Reserves 

Perez, Carlos (P), Virtudes 152, Habana, Cuba. 
*de Soto, Rosa Ana (Teacher) Apartado 103, Cienfuegos, Cuba. 

DAKOTA (4) NC 

Sec. C; Row 1; Seats 1-4 
Lochridge, Frank E. (P), Mitchell; Mitchell, S. D. 
Minkler, Glenn R. (P), Arlington; Arlington, S. D. 

*Baker, Mrs. J. H. (CP-WSCS) , 431 West 7th St., Sioux Falls, S. D. 

*Whitson, George E. (Surgeon), Madison, S. D. 

Reserves 

Edge, Joseph H. (Pres. Dakota Wesleyan University), Mitchell, S. D. 
Davis, Byron A. (DS), Northei-n D; Hurson, S. D. 
*Smith, Matthew D. (Dean, Dakota Wesleyan University), Mitchell, 

S. D. 
*Kemper, Adolph H. (Life Insurance), 404 Boyce Greeley Bldg., Sioux 
Falls, S. D. 

DELAWARE (4) C 

Sec. C ; Row 8 ; Seats 3-6 
Henry, David W. (P), Tindley Temple; 514 58th St., Philadelphia, 

Pa. 
Moore", Leon S. (P), Hanen; 2249 N. Oxford St., Philadelphia, Pa. 
*Brown, Herman D. (Mail Carrier), 1302 N. Park Ave., Philadelphia, 

Pa. 
*Wilson, Herbert S. (Merchant), Upper Hill, Md. 

Reserves 

Hargis, David H. (DS), Easton D; 420 Dover St., Easton, Md. 
Thompson, William C. (DS), Wilmington D; 412 N. Clayton St., Wil- 
mington, Del. 
Lyght, William L. (P), Princess Anne; Princess Anne, Md. 
*Walker, Mrs. Clarisa D. (H), 237 Rosemont Place, Atlantic City, 

N.J. 
*Staten, William H. (Farmer), Preston, Md. 
*Webb, James R. (Teacher), Laurel, Del. 

DENMARK (2) OS 

Sec. A; Row 17; Seats 1-2 
Petersen, Carl (P), Odense; Odense, Denmark. 
*Thomsen, Brown (Insurance Agent), Aarhus, Denmark. 

Reserves 

None elected 



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DETROIT (12) NC 

Sec. C; Rows 10-11; Seats 1-6, 1-6 

Reed, Marshall R. (P), Nardin Park; 5151 W. Chicago Blvd., Detroit, 

Mich. 
Brashares, Charles W. (P), First Church; 1901 Washenaw, Ann 

Arbor, Mich. 
Donald, William C. (DS), Flint D; 1114 S. Franklin, Flint, Mich. 
Pcllowe, William C. S. (P), First Church; 820 Lapeer Ave., Port 

Huron, Mich. 
Phillips, Gordon (DS), Port Huron D; 1307 22nd St., Port Huron, 

Mich. 
Crane, Henry H. (P), Central; Central Methodist Church, Detroit, 

Mich. 
*Strong, Dennis F. (Retired Y.M.C.A. Sec), 7086 Senator Ave., De- 
troit, Mich. 
*Knight, Miss Frances (Supt. Methodist Children's Home), Box 127, 

Redford Station, Detroit, Mich. 
*Martin, Mrs. John E. (Editor S. S. Lessons, Mich. Ch. Advocate), 

412 N. Broad, Adrian, Mich. 
*Smith, Edwai'd A. (Lawyer), 2468 National Bank Bldg., Detroit 

(26), Mich. 
*Bailey, Miss Marion (Insurance), Flushing, Mich. 
♦Donaldson, Mrs. B. R. (H), 22712 Nona Ave., Dearborn, Mich. 

Reserves 

Marvin, John E. (Editor, Mich. Christian Advocate) , Adrian College, 

Adrian, Mich. 
Harrison, William E. (P), Court Street; 217 Court St., Flint, Mich. 
Butt, Luther B. (DS), Ann Arbor D; 503 Roosevelt Blvd., Ypsilanti, 

Mich. 
Stone, A. Stanley (P), Calvary; 950 Chevrolet Ave., Flint, Mich. 
Eva, Sidney D. (DS), Detroit D; 1205 Kales Bldg., Detroit (26), 

Mich. 
Harrison, Samuel J. (Pres. Adrian College), Adrian, Mich. 
Willson, E. Ray (P), First Church; Caro, Mich. 

Holme, Benjamin F. (P), Westlawn; 12797 Monte Vista, Detroit, 
Mich. 
♦Lang, Samuel J. (Finance), 1166 Penobscot Bldg., Detroit (26), 

Mich. 
^Baldwin, Howard C. (Lawyer), 2156 Penobscot Bldg., Detroit (26), 

Mich. 
*Halmbuber, Paul G. (Dentist), 12715 Monte Vista, Detroit, Mich. 
♦Fruit, Mrs. Walter R. (H), 14901 Mark Twain Ave., Detroit, Mich. 
♦Raymond, Mrs. Frank (H), 2112 Radcliffe, Flint, Mich. 
♦Fisher, Charles A. (Dir. Extension Service, U. of Michigan), Univer- 
sity of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 
♦Metzger, Carl S. (Sec. Y.M.C.A.), St. Clair, Mich. 
♦Fead, George S. (Accountant), 15310 Promenade, Detroit, Mich. 

EAST OKLAHOMA (8) SC 

Sec. C; Rows 12-13; Seats 9-12, 9-12 

Webb, Ernest C. (DS), Gushing D; Gushing, Okla. 

Salter, John D. (DS), McAlestcr D; McAlester, Okla. 

Gurry, James G. (DS), Durant D; Durant, Okla. 

Jorns, Elza L. (P), St. Paul's; 15th and Quaker Sts., Tulsa, Okla. 
♦Wilcox, William H. (Lawyer), Stillwater, Okla. 
♦Cole, Mrs. Raymond S. (CP-WSCS). 1312 S. Owasso, Tulsa, Okla. 



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*Egan, James A. (Manufacturing), Muskogee, Okla. 
*Newton, H. E. (Accountant), Muskogee, Okla. 

Reserves 

Alexander, Virgil (P), First Church; Ada, Okla. 

Watts, H. Bascom (P), Boston Avenue, 1301 S. Boston, Tulsa, Okla. 

Bowers, Joe E. (P), Stillwater; Stillwater, Okla. 

Hargis, Vache A. (DS), Tulsa D; 1648 N. Elwood, Tulsa, Okla. 
*Chowning, Mrs. V. K. (H), Okemah, Okla. 
*Orwig, Samuel S. (Lawyer), Wenoka, Okla. 
*Owen, S. J. (Oil Business), Bartlesville, Okla. 
*Nelson, E. H., Ada, Okla. 

EASTERN SOUTH AMERICA (2) OS 

Sec. D; Row 17; Seats 7-8 

Howard, George P. (Evangelist), 150 Fifth Ave., New York (11), 
N. Y. 
*Coates, Cristobal G. (BE), Av. 18 de Julio Montevideo, Uruguay. 

Reserves 

Wesley, Arturo F. (P), Rivadavia 4044, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

EAST TENNESSEE (2) C 

Sec. A; Row 10; Seats 1-2 

Haywood, John W. (Pres. Morristown College), Morristown, Tenn. 

*Boyd, Miller W. (Pi'ofessor Morristown College), Morristown, Tenn. 

Reserves 

Thomas, Fred D. (DS), Bristol D; Box 337, Pulaski, Va. 
*Dickason, Henry L. (Pres. Bluefield State College), Bluefield, W. Va. 

ERIE (6) NE 
Sec. B; Row 7; Seats 7-12 

Galbraith, John A. (DS), Jamestown D; 412 West 5th St., James- 
town, N. Y. 

Colley, Thomas E. (P), First Church, 707 Sassafras St., Erie, Pa. 

McCurdy, Harold A. (DS), Brookville D; Brookville, Pa. 
'"Welch, Edgar T. (BE), Westfield, N. Y. 
'^McKay, Leo H. (Law^f^er), Shai'on, Pa. 
*Wright, Mrs. Bruce S. (H), Kane, Pa. 

Reserves 

McKnight, Frank S. (P), First Church; Franklin, Pa. 

Myers, E. Roy (DS), Meadville D; 724 N. Main St., Meadville, Pa. 

Marriott, Albert (P), Stone; 516 Chestnut St., Meadville, Pa. 

Blasdell, David J. (P), Chautauqua; Chautauqua, N. Y, 
* Wilkinson, J. W. F. (Teacher) , Clarion, Pa. 
*Gifford, Blaine H. (Insurance), Erie, Pa. 
*Black, O. E. (County Judge), Salamanca, N. Y. 
*Higby, David B. (BE), Meadville, Pa. 

FINLAND (2) OS 

Sec. A; Row 17; Seats 5-6 



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FINDLAND-SW EDISH (2) OS 

Sec. A; Row 17; Seats 3-4 

FLORIDA (8) SE 
Sec. D; Row 5; Seats 1-8 

Branscomb, John W. (P), First Church; 1007 Florida Ave., Tampa, 

Fla. 
Bovd, P. M. (DS), Tampa D; 839 S. Boulevard, Tampa, Fla. 
James, Glenn C. (P), White Temple; 320 N. E. 2nd Ave., Miami, Fla. 
Tvler, Robert Z. (DS), Miami D; 498 N. E. 55th Terrace, Miami, 

Fla. 
*Noble, Fred B. (Lawyer), 1105 Florida Natl. Bank Bldg., Jackson- 
ville, Fla. 
*White. Mrs. Edwin B. (CP-WSCS), 2344 Gilmore St., Jacksonville, 

Fla. 
*Gray, R. A. (Secretary of State), Tallahassee, Fla. 
*Mickler, Fred T. (BE), Madison, Fla. 

Reserves 

Holmes, Robert C. (DS), Orlando D; 1103 E. Amelia Ave., Orlando. 

Fla. 
Daniel, Joseph H. (DS), Jacksonville D; 215 Tenth St., Jacksonville, 

Fla. 
Wicker. Rufus E. (P), First Church; 2746 St. John's Ave., Jackson- 
ville (2), Fla. 
Blake, J. Withers (P), First Church; 413 W. Turner St., Clearwater, 

Fla. 
Pendegrass, Edward J. (DS), Tallahassee D; 209 N. Adams St., 

Tallahassee, Fla. 
Allen, Robert L. (P), Trinity; Box 4003, Miami, Fla. 
*Peeler, Charles B. (Lawyer), Mutual Life Bldg., Jacksonville (2), 

Fla. 
*Bedingfield. J. G. (Dis. Lay Leader), 202 W. Hanna, Tampa, Fla. 
*Griffin, DeWitt (Banker), Ocala, Fla. 
♦Mitchell, Charles A. (Lawyer), 107 Indian River Citrus Bank Bldg., 

Vero, Fla. 
*Tedder, George W. (Judge 15th Judicial Circuit), Fort Lauderdale, 

Fla. 
*Lewis, J. Milton (Supervising Principal Public Schools). Haines City, 
Fla. 

FLORIDA (2) C 

Sec. A; Row 2; Seats 3-4 
Bartley, Henry W. (Field Sec. Board of Missions and Church Exten- 
sion, 967 West 8th St., Jack.sonville, Fla. 
*Boyd, David A. (Con. Lay Leader), 924 Reid St., Palatka. Fla. 

Reserves 

Walker, Thomas H. B. (DS). Gainesville D; Gainesville, Fla. 
*Perry, Oscar W. (District Lay Loader), Gainesville, Fla. 

FOOCHOW (2) OS 

Sec. B; Row 19; Seats 5-6 
Worley, Harrv W. (Prof. Union Theological Seminary), Foochow, 
China. 
*Ding, James L. (Pre.s. Anglo-Chinese College), Yanghow, China. 



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Reserves 

Hayes, E. Pearce (Missionary on four Coast Districts), Foochow, 
China. 
*Li, Mrs. S. Y. Ding (H), Foochow, China. 

GENESEE (6) NE 

Sec. D; Row 3; Seats 1-6 

Morrison, Paul (P), Emmanual; 437 East Ave., Lockport, N. Y. 

(Transferred to the Detroit Con.) 
Davis, Ernest E. (P), First Church; 156 Congress St., Bradford, Pa. 
Searles, J. Wesley (P), Kenmore; 28 Landers Road, Kenmore, N. Y. 
'^Brown, Mrs. W. Raymond (Chairman Finance and Estimates 
Com., Board of Missions and Church Extension), 65 Walnut St., 
E. Aurora, N. Y. Hornell, N, Y. 
'Clay, Thomas B. (Merchant), 230 Patomac Ave., Buffalo, N. Y. 
*Simpson, Leverette J. (Lawyer), 99 Genesee St., Hornell, N. Y. 

Reserves 

Dietterich, A. Merritt (P), First Church; 203 North 4th St., Clean, 

N. Y. 
Crossland, Weldon F. (P), Asbury-First Church; 321 East Ave., 

Rochester N. Y. 
Burdick, Earl R.* (DS), Hornell D; 13 Prospect Ave., Canisteo, N. Y. 
Mcllnay, Harold W. (DS), Rochester D; 804 Landing Road, N., 

Rochester N. Y. 
Bisgrove, James F. (P), Corn Hill; 48 Tremont St., Rochester, N. Y. 
*Mertz, August S. (Milk Dealer), Webster, N. Y. 
*Gibbs, Merton S. (Lawyer), 459 W. Ferry St., Buffalo, N. Y. 
*Mahalev, John W. (Lawyer), Coudersport, Pa. 
*Ward, Walter A. (Retired School Teacher), Silver Lake, N. Y. 
'Lewis, Fred A. (Lawyer), Batavia, N. Y. 

GUJARAT (2) OS 

Sec. D; Row 12; Seats 8-9 
Bisbee, Royal D. (Missionary), 3-A North Petty Staff Lines, Poona, 

India. 
'Christian, Ashii'wad B. (Headmaster Methodist Boys' High School), 
Baroda Residency P. 0., India. 

Reserves 

Emmanuel, James M. (P), Umreth; Kaira District, India. 
'Macwan, Meshach D. (Teacher Methodist Boys' High School), Baroda 
Residency, P. 0., India. 

HINGHWA (2) OS 

Sec. B; Row 19; Seats 718 

HOLSTON (12) SE 

Sec. B; Row 6; Seats 1-12 
Lundy, Clyde E. (DS), Sweetwater D; Sweetwater, Tenn. 
Ogle, Edwin H. (P), First Church; Box 736, Galax, Va. 
Bays, James A. (P), Church Street; Church Street Methodist Church, 

Knoxville (16), Tenn. 
Blackard, William F. (DS), Chattanooga D; 1902 Chamberlain Ave., 

Chattanooga, Tenn. 
Daniels, W. Clay (DS), Harriman D; 726 Clinton St., Harriman, 

Tenn. 



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Greer, Robert K. (P), Broad Street; Kinksjjort, Tenn. 
*Hillnian, James N. (Ex. Sec. Bd. of Education), 215 Reynolds Arcade 

Bids'., Bristol, Va. 
*Sherrod, Charles C. (Pres. East Tennessee State Collej^e), Johnson 

Citv, Tenn. 
*Trotter, Frank H. (Education), 809 Chale Bank Bldg., Chattanooga, 

Tenn. 
*Kramer, R. R. (Lawyer), IVParyville, Tenn. 
*Sheeley, Lvnn (Con. Lay Leader), 105 E. Main St., Morristown, 

Tenn. 
*Stout, Mrs. B. Rule (Con. Trcas., WSCS), 1621 Riverside Drive, 

Knoxville, Tenn. 

Reserves 
Stevenson, Marion A. (DS), Morristown D; 301 E. Main St., Morris- 
town, Tenn. 
Worley, Elbert D. (DS), Johnson City D; 719 Pine St., Johnson City, 

Tenn. 
Milburn, J. Earl (P), First Church; 839 Windsor St., Bristol, Tenn. 
Moore, Mark M. (DS), Wytheville D; 515 Tazewell Ave., Wvtheville, 

Va. 
Henley, James W. (P), Centenary; Chattanooga (3), Tenn. 
Shelton, Floyd B. (P), First Church; Maryville, Tenn. 
Creswell, George J. (P), Second Church; 1121 "Western Ave., Knox- 
ville, Tenn. 
*Cobb, Mrs. P. L. (CP-WSCS), Sequatchie, Tenn. 
*Brock, William E. (BE), 1111 Chestnut St., Chattanooga, Tenn. 
* Smith, George H. (Bus. Mgr. Church Street Methodist Church), 

Knoxville, Tenn. 
*Thomas, Lavens M. (Lawyer), 610 James Bldg., Chattanooga (2), 

Tenn. 
*Pennington, A. S. (Merchant), Pennington Gap, Va. 
*Youell, Donald R. (Pres. Hiwassee College), Madisonville, Tenn. 
*Carter, Fred A. (Textile Manufacturer), Sweetwater, Tenn. 

HYDERABAD (2) OS 

Sec. B ; Row 2 ; Seats 5-1 2 
Patterson, John (DS), Vikarabad, Deccan, India. 
*Nicodemus, Gunday S. (Hostel in charge), Vikarabad, Deccan, India. 

Reserves 

Sundaram, Gabriel (Principal Methodist Boys' High School, Hy- 
derabad, Deccan, India. 
Ross, Marcellus D. (DS), Bidar D; Deccan, India. 
Swan, Charles L. (DS), Hyderabad D; Deccan, India. 
*Christdas, Chanda (Principal Mary Knotts' School), Vikarabad, Dec- 
can, India. 
*De Lima, Edith (Principal Stanley Girls' High School), Hyderabad, 

Deccan, India. 
''Canaran, Benjamin V. (Sup. Crawford Memorial Hospital), Vikara- 
bad, Deccan, India. 

IDAHO (2) W 

Sec. B ; Row 3 ; Seats 7-8 
Donaldson, Charles M. (DS), Western D; 507 16th St., Nampa, 
Idaho. 
*Deal, Edson H. (Insurance), Nampa, Idaho. 



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Reserves 

Hertzog, William H. (P), Caldwell; Caldwell, Idaho. 
*Oates, Edgar L. (See Dealer), Caldwell, Idaho. 

ILLINOIS (14) NC 

Sec. A; Rows 1-2; Seats 1-8, 5-10 

Wells, Arthur M. (Ex. Sec. Preachers'.Aid Soc), 713 Millikin Bldg., 

Decatur, 111. 
Lugg, Thomas B. (P), First Church; 365 Church St., Decatur, 111. 
Grummon, Arthur R. (P), First Church; Springfield, 111. 
McPherson, Harry W. (Ex. Sec. Div. Educational Institutions, Bd. of 

Education), 810 Broadway, Nashville (2), Tenn. 
Jordan, Arthur P. (DS), Bloomington D; Bloomington, 111. 
Northcutt, N. Clifford (P), Champaign; Champaign, 111. 
Ragan, Raye (P), First Church; Galesburg, 111. 
*Snavely, Herschel R. (Lawyer), Marshall, 111. 

*DeLong, Clarence H. (Insurance), 506 Lincoln Bldg., Champaign, 111. 
* Allison, Will F. (Con. Lay Leader), Mason City, 111. 
*Fitch, Harold (Osteopathic Physician), Bushnell, 111. 
*BrowTi, I. W. (Real Estate), Hillsboro, 111. * 

*Imboden, Charles A. (Banker), Millikin Bldg., Decatur, 111. 
*Eastman, Joel A. (D.V.S.), 1212 N. Monroe, Peoria, 111. 

Reserves 

Atherton, Edgar E. (DS), Peoria D; 210 Barker Ave., Peoria, IlL 

Thompson, T. Walter (DS), 407 W. Illinois, Urbana, 111.' 

Thrall, Charles H. (Ex. Sec. B. of Education), Bloomington, 111. 

Day, Walter F. (DS), Galesburg D; 816 Beecher Ave., Galesburg, 111. 

Spear, Laren (P), First Church; Urbana, 111. 

White, Gay C. (DS), Springfield D; 2016 South State St., Spring- 
field, 111. 

Pettit, Charles E. (P), Grace; Decatur, 111. 

Pulliam, William G. (Associate Sec. Preachers' Aid Soc), 713 Millikin 
Bldg., Decatur, 111. 

Melvin, J. Fred (P), Mattoon; Mattoon, 111. 
*Stites, Stanley D. (Merchant), Charleston, 111. 
*AUen, Miss Mable (Returned Missionary), Bavlis, 111. 
*Wilev, Henry S. (Lumberman), Buffalo, 111. 
*Merritt. I. E. (Banker), Hoopeston, 111. 
*Pritchett, Cassius J. (Banker), Dana, 111. 
*Drysdale, William C. (Telephone Executive), Rantoul, 111. 
*Weir, Benjamin (Editor), Charleston, 111. 
*Hall, Miss Flora (Farming), Box 66, Alexander, 111. 
*Tate, Lewis N. (Doctor), Galesburg, 111. 

INDIANA (8) NC 

Sec. B; Row 2; Seats 5-12 
Cai'penter, Guy O. (DS), Indianapolis D; 305 Underwriters Bldg., 

Indianapolis, Ind. 
McPheeters, Chester A. (P), North Church; 5535 N. Delaware, In- 
dianapolis, Ind. 
Pearson, Ralph 0. (DS), Rushville D; 504 N. Morgan. Rushville, Ind. 
Hartinger, William C. (Hospital Minister), 36 West Hampton Di-ive, 
Indianapolis, Ind. 
*McDonald, Thomas M. (Lawyer), Princeton, Ind. 
*Kibler, Russell M. (Auto Deaqer), Farmersburg, Ind. 
-Riley, Mrs. Earl S. (CP-WSCS), 730 E. North St., Greensburg, Ind. 
*Huckleberry, Edward (BE), 802 Watt St., Jeffersonville, Ind. 



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Reserves 

Woodward, Abram S. (DS), Bloomington D; 1315 E. Second St., 

Bloomington, Ind. 
Hutchens, Ezra L. (DS), Evansville D; 700 E. Powell Ave., Evans- 

ville, Ind. 
Greer, Frank R. (P), First Church; Martinsville, Ind. 
Page, Homer R. (DS), New Albany D; 1902 Elm St., New Albany, 

Ind. 
McFall, Merrill B. (P), First Church; 414 S. College Ave., Blooming- 
ton, Ind. 
♦Thompson, Glenn W. (Sales Manager), Columbus, Ind. 
*Breece, John T. (Manufacturer), New Albany, Ind. 
*Hughes, Francis E. (Lawyer), Indianapolis, Ind. 
*Wiltse, George N. (Merchant), Rushville, Ind. 

*Ellis, Mrs. Frank (Cor. Sec. WSCS), 526 E. Chestnut St., Jefferson- 
ville, Ind. 

INDUS RIVER (2) OS 

Sec. D; Row 13; Seats 3-4 
Subhan, John A. (Henry Mai'tyn School of Islamics), Aligarh, U. P., 
India. 
*Hakim, Miss Eileen B. (Principal Nur Niwas Girls' School), Hissar, 
Punjab, India. 

Reserves 

Thompson, George B. (DS), Hissar D; Hissar, Punjob, India. 
*Paul, Patrick N. (Teacher, Christian Institute), Raewind, Punjab, 
India. 

lOWA-DES MOINES (10) NC 
Sec. B ; Row 1 ; Seats 3-12 

Weis, LeRoy L. (DS), Burlington D; 101 E. Broad St., Mt. Pleasant, 

Iowa. 
Lister, W. Frank (DS), Ottumwa D; 110 W. Woodland, Ottumwa, 

Iowa. 
Cooper, Claude W. (DS), Boone D; 922 Union St., Boone, Iowa. 
Bacon, C. Clifford (P), First Church: Des Moines, Iowa. 
Lawton, George A. (DS), Des Moines D; 304 Old Colony Bldg., Des 

Moines, Iowa. 
*Gammon, Bert 0. (Con. Lay Leader), 518 Old Colony Bldg., Des 

Moines, Iowa. 
*Lauer, Mrs. Harry (CP-WSCS), Mt. Union, Iowa. 

* Taylor, Dean (Deceased; September 23, 1943). 
*Henn, Mrs. William C. (H), Yale, Iowa. 

*James, Paul G. (Lawyer), 510 Empire Bldg., Des Moines (9), Iowa. 

Reserves 

Goodwin, Levi P. (P), .Jefferson; Jefferson, Iowa. 

Briggs, Edwin A. (P), First Church, Boone, Iowa. 

Clayburg, W. Frank (DS), Council Bluffs D; 512 Benton St., Council 

Bluffs, Iowa. 
Scheurermann, Walter M. (P), Indianola; Indianola, Ind. 
Samp, Walter A. (P), Winterset; Winterset, Iowa. 
Shipman, Raymond M. (P), First Church; 4th St. and Iowa Ave., 

Muscatine, Iowa. 
*Dean, Rae L. (Bus. Mgr. Simpson College), Indianola, Ind. 

* Walker, Mrs. Harley (H), Sidney, Iowa. 



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^Thompson, Samuel H. (Economist, Iowa State College), Ames, Iowa. 
*Buck, Frank M. (Heating Engineer), Waukee, Iowa. 
*Scull, Sam (Food Merchant), 1613 Dill St., Burlington, Iowa. 
'■Aikman, John M. (Asso. Prof. Botany, Iowa State College), Ames, 
Iowa. 

KANSAS (8) SC 
Sec. A; Row 6; Seats 1-8 
Allison, Oscar E. (P), First Church; Lawrence, Kan. 
Miller, Leslie (DS), Topeka D; 1421 Polk St., Topeka, Kan. 
Coldsmith, Charles I (P), Coffeyville; Coffeyville, Kan. 
Gordon, R. Ernest (DS), Parsons D; 621 W. Maurel, Independence, 
Kan. 

* Werner, Mrs. H. E. (H), 1290 High St., Topeka, Kan. 

* Shannon, Dr. Mary E. (Retired Missionary), 314 Greenwood, Topeka, 

Kan. 

*Byers, Charles A. (Traveling Salesman), Box 243, Atchinson, Kan. 

*Miller, Charles M. (Director Vocational Educational Education, Kan- 
sas), State House, Topeka, Kan. 

Reserves 

Buck, Ernest F. (P), McPherson; (Transferred to Central Kansas 

Conference) . 
Chubb, James S. (Asso. Sec. Gen. Commission on Evangelism), Medi- 
cal Arts Bldg., Nashville (3), Tenn. 
Ryan, Archie L. (DS), Kansas City D; 2900 North 10th St., Kansas 

City, Kan. 
Boicourt, George M. (DS), Ottawa D; 1007 S. Hickory, Ottawa, Kan. 
Horn, Nelson P. (Pres. Baker University), Baldwin, Kan. 
*Roberts, John W. (Editor), Oskaloosa, Kan. 
*Prince, Mrs. Grace Marie (Sec. Spiritual Life, SC. Jur., WSCS), 425 

W. 4th St., Holton, Kan. 
*Gault, Robert S. (BE), Richmond, Kan. 
*Dubach, Vernon M. (Farmer), Wathena, Kan. 
''Hanson, Mrs. William C. (H), 5306 Windsor Lane, Kansas City, Kan. 

KENTUCKY (8) SE 

Sec. C; Row 12; Seats 1-8 
Perkins, Albert R. (P), First Church; Harlan, Ky. 
Rice, Samuel C. (DS), Covington D; 931 N. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort 

Thomas, Ky. 
Cram, Willard G. (Ex. Sec. Bd. of Missions and Church Extension), 

150 Fifth Ave., New York (11), N. Y. 
Johnson, Zachary T. (Pres. Asbury College), Wilmore, Ky. 
*Brown, Mrs. Robert T. (CP-WSCS), Shelbyville, Ky. 
*Day, Kelley J. (Wholesale Grocer), Pikeville, Ky. 
*Redwine, Marcus C. (Lawyer), Winchester, Ky. 
*Spillman, Mrs. J. H. (H), Harrodsbilrg, Ky. 

Reserves 

Whitaker, Howard W. (P), First Church; 1811 Carter St., Ashland, 

Ky. 

Cropper, Walter V. (Ex. Sec. Church Extension Section, Bd. Missions 

and Church Extension), 1115 Fourth Ave., Louisville, Ky. 
Clark, William L. (P), First Church; Wilmore, Ky. 
Sweazy, Clyde A. (Supt. Orphans Home), Versailles, Ky. 
Crockett, Ophel B. (DS), Danville D; 543 E. Main St., Danville, Ky. 
Moore, Virgil L. (P), Pikeville; Pikeville, Ky. 
*Snapp, Dennis V. (Ex. Sec. Con. Bd. of Education), Paris, Ky. 



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♦Zimmerman, Henrv M. (Wholesale Paper), 2060 Reading Road, Cin- 
cinnati (2). Ohio. 

*Renfro, Simeon L. (Wholesale Grocer), Williamsburg, Ky. 

*Davies, David (Wholesale Music), 54 Blue Grass Ave., Fort Thomas, 
Ky. 

*Slaton, John T. (Dentist), Richmond Roads, Lexington, Ky. 

* Burke, William F. (Wholesale Oil), Covington, Ky. 

KIANGSI (2) OS 

Sec. B; Row 20; Seats 9-10 

Perkins, Edward C, 150 Fifth Ave., New York (11), N. Y. 
*Johnson, Mrs. William R., 150 Fifth Ave., New York (11), N. Y. 

Reserves 

Schubert, W. E., Box 51, Kanhsien, Kiangsi, China. 
*Yen. Lo Ren (Doctor), 10 Dai Chia Hang, Chungking, Szechuan, 
China. 

LEXINGTON (4) C 

Sec. C; Row 5; Seats 9-12 

Morris, R. Gammon (P), Calvary; 545 West 7th St., Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Harris, M. LaFavette (Pres. Philander Smith College), Little Rock, 
Ark. 
*Langford, Miss Elizabeth S. (Seamstress), 628 Euclid Ave., Spring- 
field, Ohio. 

* White, Mrs. Edith (H), RFD 2, Anchorage, Ky. 

Reserves 

Smith, Benjamin F. (P), Hartzell Memorial; .3553 S. Parkway, 
Chicago, 111. 

Carroll, Harry M. (P), Scott; 6319 Vinewood Ave., Detroit, Mich. 
•'Wilkins, J. E. (Lawyer), 6717 Evans Ave., Chicago, 111. 
*Seals, W. T. (Teacher), RFD 7, Box 18-A, Lexington, Ky. 

LIBERIA (2) OS 

Sec. A; Row 8; Seats 1-2 

Ward, T. Ebenezer (Professor), Monrovia, Liberia. 
*Cooper, Charles E. (Counselor), Monrovia, Liberia. 

Reserves 

Stryker, John B. (Representative), Robertsport, Liberia. 
Wengatz, John C. (Missionary), 150 Fifth Ave., New York (11), 
N. Y. 
*Freeman, Benjamin G. (Lawyer), Careysburg, Liberia. 

LITTLE ROCK (4) SC 

Sec. D; Row H; Seats 1-4 

Reves, Claude M. (DS), Little Rock D; 1301 Schiller Ave., Little 

Rock, Ark. 
Terry, Arthur (DS), Monticello D; Monticello, Ark. 
=^Cannon, John S. M. (Supt. Methodist Orphanage), 723 Center, Little 

Rock Ai'lc 
*Ellis, Matt. L. (Pres. Henderson State Teachers College), Arka- 
delphia, Ark. 



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Reserves 

Fort, Homer T. (P), First Church; 820 Prospect Ave., Hot Springs, 

Ai'k. 
Rule, E. Clifton (P), First Church; 6th and Pine Sts., Pine Bluff, 

Ark. 
Harrell, Van W. (DS), Prescott D; Prescott, Ark. 
Spore, Kenneth L. (P), First Church; Camden, Ark. 
*Wade, Mrs. H. King (Con. Sec. WSCS), 727 Quapavir Ave., Hot 

Springs, Ai-k. 
*Raney, Alton B. (Municipal Bonds), 4090 Crestwood Drive, Little 

Rock, Ark. 
*Boney, William B. (Accountant), Stamps, Ark. 

*Adkins, Homer M. (Governor of Arkansas), 1601 Dennison, Little, 
Rock, Ark. 

LOUISIANA (8) SC 

Sec. B; Row 5; Seats 5-12 
Doss, W. LaFayette, Jr. (DS), Baton Rouge D; 1003 Government St., 

Baton Rouge, La. 
Hicks, Guy M. (DS), Lake Charles D; 403 Hodges St., Lake Charles. 

La. 
Holmes, William W. (DS), New Orleans D; 1431 Octavia St., New 

Orleans, La. 
Andi-ews, Benjamin H. (P), Minden; Minden, La. 
*Walker, Ezriah L. (Judge 3rd District Court), Ruston, La. 
*Pollard, Mrs. John B. (CP-WSCS), 2107 Polk St., Alexandria, La. 
*Sexton, Mrs. George S., Jr., (Jur. Pres. SC,— WSCS), 110 Sexton 

Road, Shreveport, La. 
*0'Neal, Robert J. (Judge 1st District Court), Court House, Shreve- 
port (47), La. 

Reserves 

Dawson, Dana P), First Church; Box 1134, Shreveport, La. 

Morris, Virgil D. (P), Homer; Homer, La. 

Freeman, F. Marion (P), Noel Memorial; Shreveport, La. 

Branton, Razzie R. (DS), Alexandria D; 2027 White St., Alexandria, 
La. 

Giles, William H. (P), First Church; 612 St. John St., Lafayette, La. 
*Brown, Paul M. (Banker), Shreveport, La. 
*Davidson, J. J. (Lawyer), Lafayette, La. 
*Gibson, E. C. (Hotel Owner), Alvis Hotel, Monroe, La. 
*Ledbetter, Mrs. Wiltz M. (Mbr. General Bd. Missions and Church 

Extension), 1134 Dalzell St., Shreveport, La. 
*Carter, John H. (Retired BE), 1120 Pine St., New Orleans, La. 

LOUISIANA (4) C 

Sec A; Row 5; Seats 7-10 
Bowen, John W.E. (P), First Church; 2309 Dryades St., New 

Orleans, La. 
Carter, George W. (P), Peoples Church; 2009 Loyola Ave., New 
Orleans, La. 
*Davage, Matthew S. (Sec. Dept. of Institutions for Negroes, Bd. 

Education), 810 Broadway, Nashville (2), Tenn. 
*Brazier, John S. (Druggist), Box 591, Donaldsonville, La. 

Reserves 

Chinn, Walter S. (DS), Baton Rouge D; 1923 Marengo St., New 
Orleans, La, 



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David, Jesse D. (DS), Shreveport D; 1836 Milam St., Shreveport, La. 
♦Patterson, John R. (BE), 2531 Jena St., New Orleans, La. 
♦Miller, Theodore L. (Manufacturer), 3716 S. Clairborne Ave., New 
Orleans, La. 

LOUISVILLE (6) SE 

Sec. C; Row 2; Seats 1-6 
Short, Rov H. (P), St. Paul; 1885 Douglass Blvd., Louisville, Ky. 
Bennett, Reginald V. (DS), Louisville D; 1884 Douglass Blvd., 

Louisville, Ky. 
Johnson, Andrew C. (P), Broadway; 3622 W. Broadway^ Louisville, 

Ky. 
*Johnson, Mrs. Andrew C. (CP-WSCS), 3622 W. Broadway, Louis- 
ville, Ky. 
♦Evans, Evan C. (Con. Lav Leader), Fila Bldg., Bowling Green, Ky. 
♦Gregg, Frank H. (Ex. Sec. Council of Churches), 210 Y.M.C.A., 
Louisville, Ky. 

Reserves 

Turner, Bedford (DS), Henderson D; 317 Third St., Henderson, Ky. 
Hummel, George W. (P), First Church; 124 Waddill Ave., Madi- 

sonville, Ky. 
Munday, Walter I. (DS), Hopkinsville D; 120 Alumni Ave., Hopkins- 

ville, Ky. 
Nicholson, Joseph H. (DS), Elizabethtown D; 236 Poplar St., Eliza- 
bethtown, Ky. 
*McKinney, James H. (Insurance), Owensboro, Ky. 
*Long, W. Strother (County Clerk), Elizabethtown, Ky. 
♦Dickey, John H. (Insurance), Columbia Bldg., Louisville, Ky. 
^Stanley, Osso W. (Judge Court of Appeals), Frankfort, Ky. 

LUCKNOW (2) OS 

Sec. D; Row 13; Seats 5-6 
Singh, Masih Charan (DS) ; 22 Cantonment Road, Lucknow, India. 
*Reuben, Albert S. (Electrical Engineer), Cawnpore Electric Co., 
Cawnpore, India. 

Reserves 

Johnson, Saul (DS), Ballia, U. P., India. 

♦Whiting, Miss Ethel (Central Treasurer for India), Lai Bagh, 
Methodist Church, Lucknow, India. 

MAINE (4) NE 

Sec. B; Row 9; Seats 9-12 

Wilson, Elwin L. (DS), Portland D; 226 Bradley St., Portland, 

Maine. 
Callaghan, Arthur A. (P), Rumford; Rumford, Maine. 
♦Loring, Fred P. (Con. Lay Leader), University of Maine, Oronto, 

Maine. 
♦Currie, Miss Margaret (Lawyer), 176 Main St., Saco, Maine. 

Reserves 

Aldrich, Herbert F. (DS), Augusta D; 69 Willow St., Augusta, 

Maine. 
Hughes, Cymbrid (P), Augusta; Augusta, Maine. 
Staples, Louis S. (P), Gardiner; Gardiner, Maine. 
♦Baldwin, Clinton D. (Purchasing Agent, Bangor- A rroostook R. R.), 
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*Russell, Walter E. (Principal Emeritus, State Normal School), 
Gorham, Maine. 

*Milliken, Mrs. Philip I. (Con. Treas., WSCS), 11 Berkeley St., Port- 
land, Maine. 

MALAYA (2) OS 

Sec. D; Row 13; Seats 7-12 

MEMPHIS (6) SE 

Sec. C; Row 16; Seats 7-12 
Underwood, James E. (DS), Paducah D; 410 Citizens Savings Bank 

Bldg., Paducah, Ky. 
Estes, Lud H. (DS), Dversburg D; 446 Masonic St., Dyersburg, 

Tenn. 
Grimes, Charles C. (DS), Memphis D; 410 Messick Bldg., Memphis, 
Tenn. 
*Rooks, Robert E. (Con. Lay Leader), Mercer, Tenn. 
*Meek, Paul (Prs. U. T. Junior College), Martin, Tenn. 
*Tatum, Mrs. S. Homer (CP-WSCS), Alamo, Tenn. 

Reserves 

Robinson, Edgar L. (P), First Church; Mayfield, Ky. 

Clark, Robt. A. (DS), Paris D; 315 Lee St., Paris, Tenn. 

Jones, Frank B. (P), First Church; 618 Highland Ave., Jackson, 

Tenn. 
Evans, "William S. (P), St. Paul's; 1874 Oliver Ave., Memphis, Tenn. 
*McMurry, W'illiam F. (Lawyer), 701 Citizens Savings Bank Bldg., 

Paducah, Ky. 
*Womack, Richard E. (Pres. Lambuth College), Jackson, Tenn. 
*Hedden, Henry (Supt. Methodist Hospital), 1265 Union Ave., Mem- 
phis, Tenn. 
*McRae, Kenneth E. (Cotton Business), 1165 Kyle St., Memphis, 
Tenn. 

MICHIGAN (8) NC 

Sec. C; Row 5; Seats 1-8 
Coors, D. Stanley (P), Central; 210 Ottawa St., Lansing, Mich. 
Kilpatrick, Lester A. (P), First Church; 265 Madison Ave., S. E., 

Grand Rapids, Mich. 
Frye, Glenn M. (P), First Church; 266 Jefferson St., Benton Har- 
bor, Mich. 
Helrigel, William H. (P), Trinity; 235 Calkins St., S. E., Grand 
Rapids, Mich. 
*Brown, Mrs. Warren E. (Minister of Music), 210 E. Mansion St., 

Marshall, Mich. 
*Goodell, Ralph A. (Insurance), Lansing, Mich. 
*Munn, Mrs. Orson E. (CP-WSCS), 267 Eastern S. E. Grand Rapids 

(6), Mich. 
*Crea, Archie E. (Editor), Muskegon, Mich. 

Reserves 

Spurlock, Ravmond B. (DS), Kalamazoo, Mich. 

Babbitt, Edmund H. (DS), Grand Rapids D; 535 Rosewood, S. E., 

Grand Rapids, Mich. 
Perdew, William C. (Supt. Hospital), Kalamazoo, Mich. 
Robinson, LeRoy T. (P), Central; Muskegon, Mich. 
Hahn, Bvron A. (DS), Big Rapids; 417 Maple St., Big Rapids, 

Mich.' 



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Nixon, Lloyd H. (Transferred to Detroit Conference and stationed 

at Pontiac, Mich.) 
*Hartman, Ernest V. (Savings and Loan Mgr.), 242 West 10th St.. 

Holland, Mich. 
♦Marshall, Mrs. O. K. (H), Coopersville, Mich. 

'Burhnham, Smith (Teacher), 1.31 S. Prairie St., Kalamazoo, Mich. 
*Mohr, Forrest E. (Inspector, Nash Kelvinator Co), 319 N. France.s 

St., Lansing (12), Mich. 
* Bancroft, Fred W., Petoskey, Mich. 
*Schrock, Mrs. Helen L (H), 1551 Wood Ave., Muskegon, Mich. 

MINNESOTA (4) NC 

Sec. C; Row 18; Seats 9-12 

Morrill, Miron A. (Professor, Hamline Univer.sity) , St. Paul, Minn. 

Henry, Harry D. (P), Central; 265 Main St., Winona, Minn. 
*Michener, Charles V. (County Auditor), Preston, Mich. 
*Plette, Mrs. G. W. L. (H), 2175 Hendon Ave., St. Paul, Minn. 

Reserves 

Rice, Robert .J. (P), Central Park; St. Paul, Minn. 

Klaus, Leroy H. (P), Oxford, Dennison and Prairie; Northfield, 

Minn. 
Groenig, Ernest D. (DS), Mankato D; 212 Marshall St., Mankato, 
Minn. 
♦Backer, L. E. (Merchant), Redwood Falls, Minn. 
*Coffcy, Walter C. <^Pres. Univeristy of Minnessewf^ Minneapolis, 

Minn. 
•■Wegner, Mrs. Charles E. (CP-WSCS), St. Paul, Minn. 

MISSISSIPPI (6) SE 

Sec. C; Row IG; Sets 1-6 

Sutherland, Benjamin L. (DS) Hattiesburg D; 601 Southern Ave., 

Hattiesburg, Miss. 
Brownlee, Thomas M. (P), Central; 1421 23rd Ave., Meridian, Miss. 
Landrum, Van B. (DS), Brookhaven D; Brookhaven, Miss. 
*Bailey, Thomas L. (Governor of Mississippi), Jackson, Miss. 
*Stevens, Benjamin M. (Merchant), Richton, Miss. 
♦Sullivan, J. Magruder (Con. Lay Leader), 2 Park Ave., Jackson, 
Miss. 

Reserves 

Porter, Otto (DS), Jackson D; 126 Adams Ave., Jackson, Miss. 
Hunt, Brunner M. (P), Main Street; 200 Concart Ave., Hattiesburg, 

Miss. 
Prewitt, Thomas 0. (P), Crawford Street; Cherry St., Vicksburg, 

Miss. 
Leggett, J. Willard (P), Capitol Street; 1417 West Capitol, Jackson, 

Miss. 
Campbell, James F. (P), First Church; Box 358, Brookhaven, Miss. 
•Youngblood. Curtis (Merchant). Wesson, Miss. 
*Arrington, Mrs. Paul (H), 1735 Piedmont Ave., Jackson, Miss. 
♦Hunt, Rolfe L. (City Supt. Education), Magnolia, Miss. 
♦Mahaffey, Mrs. Mamie B. (CP-WSrs», Prenti.^s. Miss. 
♦Selby, Robert E. (Sheriff, Warren County), Vickburg, Miss. 



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MISSISSIPPI (4) C 

Sec. A; Row 12; Seats 6-9 

Holland, Almos L. (P), Central; 111 East Church St., Jackson, Miss. 

Wheaton, James D. (DS), Meridian D; 2606 14th St., Meridian, Miss. 

^McAllister, Reuben H. (Bus. Mgr. C. J. Christian Advocate), 631 

Baronne St., New Orleans, La. 
*Willianis, Claud W. (BE), 2705 13th St., Meridian, Miss. 

Reserves 

Johnson, Levi E. (DS), Jackson, D; 822 Rose St., Jackson, Miss. 
Williams, George W. (DS), Gulfport D; Box 602, Gulfport, Miss. 
^Holland, Lillie V. (Public Secretary), 111 E. Church St., Jackson, 

Miss. 
*Harvey, Mrs. Clarie C. (Teacher), Samuel Huston College, Austin, 
Texas. 

MISSOURI (6) SC 

Sec. C; Row 14; Seats 1-6 
Pegues, David K. (P), Park; 900 Paris Ave., Hannibal, Mo. 
Carder, Okey J. (Supt. Missouri Methodist Hospital), 2721 Douglas, 

St. Joseph. Mo. 
Randolph, Joseph D. (DS), Hannibal D; 411 N. 6th St., Hannibal, 
Mo. 
-Utz, William H., Jr. (Lawyer), Corby Bldg., St. Joseph, Mo. 
*Pohlman, George (Assistant Postmaster), 320 Lamb St., Macon, Mo. 
= Longstreth, Mrs. WMlbur E. (CP-WSCS), Memphis, Mo. 

Reserves 

Powell, Bradford V. (P), Trinity; 220 S. 4th St., Moberly, Mo. 

Baldwin, Glenn A. (DS), Maryville D; 410 W. 7th St., Maryville, Mo. 

Taylor, Perry P. (DS), Kirksville D; 116 E. Normal, Kirksville, Mo. 

Williamson, A. G. (P), Francis Street; 1002 N, 25th St., St. Joseph, 
Mo. 
*Cravens, William A. (Lawyer) Excelsior Springs, Mo. 
*Nelson, William R. (BE), St. Joseph, Mo. 
*Basket, George V. (BE), Wvaconda, Mo. 
*Woods, J. Matt (Insurance), 801 Bird St., Hannibal, Mo. 

MONTANA (2) W 

Sec. B; Row 10; Seats 11-12 
Caton, Andrew C. (P), Mountain View; 315 N. Montana St., Butte, 
Mont. 
*Reeves, A. Raymond (Sales Manager), Butte, Mont. 

Reserves 

Wampler, Walter C. (P), First Church; 109 W. Olive St., Bozeman, 
Mont. 

Ristow, Cecil F. (P), First Chuich; Box 1444, Great Falls, Mont. 
*Lewis, Vernon E. (Lawyer), Fort Benton, Mont. 
*Edwards, N. Walter (Farmer), Choteau, Mont. 

NEBRASKA (10) SC 

Sec. B; Row 10; Seats 1-10 
Schwartz, Benjamin F. (Chancellor Nebraska Wesleyan University), 

Lincoln, Neb. 
Hillman, Paul M. (P), First Church; 250 W. 8th St., Fremont, Neb. 



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Carlyon, Richard E. (P), First Church; 1803 Lane St., Falls City, 

Neb. 
Magnusoii, Ray F. (P), Waverly and Greenwood; Waverly, Neb. 
Hunter, Alfred V. (DS), Hastings D; 1014 W. 7th St., Hastings, 
Neb. 
*Greenslit, Henry M. (Yardmaster, C. B. «fe Q. R. R.), 1200 S. 37th 

St., Lincoln, Neb. 
♦Mead, Mrs. Charles W. (CP-WSCS), .5122 Davenport, Omaha (3), 

Neb. 
*Muncy, William T. (Salesman), Tecumseh, Neb. 
*Eells, Linden L. (Dentist), 1220 17th St., Auburn, Neb. 
'■'Green, Roy M. (Consulting Engineer), 1900 S. 40 St., Lincoln, Neb. 

Reserves 

Huntington, Harry F. (DS), Beatrice D; 916 Elk St., Beatrice, 
Neb. 

Mills, Fay, C. (DS), Kearnev D; 2104 2nd Avenue, Kearney, Neb. 

Kennedy, Gerald (P), St. Paul: 1144 M St., Lincoln, Neb. 

Story, Bert L. (DS), Lincoln D; 2905 N. 52nd St., Lincoln, Neb. 

Rising, Lloyd H. (P), First Church; 2702 N. 49th St., Lincoln, Neb. 

Shacklock, Floyd (Missionary on Furlough), 150 Fifth Ave., New 
York (11), N. Y. 
*01sson, Mrs. Vere L. (H), Lexington, Neb. 
*Rogers, W. S. (Lumberman), Ainsworth, Neb. 
*Hackman, Mrs. Otto (H), 4327 Starr St., Lincoln, Neb. 
*Isaac, Mrs. Beulah C. (H), Louisville, Neb. 

*Schiefelbein, Ernest S. (Lawyer), 957 N. Beach St., Wahoo, Neb. 
*Martin, Leslie E. (Savings and Loan Co.), 6715 Florence Blvd., 
Omaha, Neb. 

NEW ENGLAND (6) NE 

Sec. B; Row 14; Seats 1-6 
Hartman, Lewis O. (Editor, (Zion's Herald), 581 Boylston St., Bos- 
ton (16), Mass. 
Marsh, Daniel L. (Pres. Boston University), 688 Boylston St., Bos- 
ton (16), Mass. 
Gunter, William (DS), Boston D; 155 Robbins Road, Watertown, 
Mass. 
''Redstone, Edward H. (Supervisor, Boston Public Library), Boston 

(17), Mass. 
*Kruth, William J. (Lawyer), 73 Tremont St., Boston, Mass. 
*Le Sourd, Mrs. Howard M. (H), 206 Waverly Ave., Newtonville, 
Mass. 

Reserves 

Imler, Joseph (P), Belmont; 36 Bellevue Road, Belmont, Mass. 
Jeffras. Charles W. (DS), Springfield D; 395 Summer Ave., Spring- 
field, Mass. 
Taylor, Francis D. (DS), Worcester D; 15 Berwick St., Woi'cester, 

Mass. 
Heath, George E. (Ex. Sec. Preachers' Aid Society), 581 Boylson 
St., Boston (16), Mass. 
*Emory, Sam T. (Insurance), 40 Broad St., Boston, Mass. 
*Fox, Thomas (Insurance), 147 Milk St., Boston, Mass. 
-Shelby, Mrs. Howard W. (H), 3.50 Chestnut St., West Newton, 

Mass. 
*Farr, James F. (Ensign), 14 Wendell St,, Cambridge, Mass, 



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NEW ENGLAND SOUTHERN (4) NE 

Sec. B; Row 2; Seats 1-4 
Spurrier, Percy M. (DS), New Bedford D; 147 S. Main St., Middle- 

horo, Mass. 
Story, Earl E. (DS), Norwich D; 56 Williams St., Norwich, Conn. 
*McCullough, J. Bruce (BE), 134 Mathewson St., Providence, R. I. 
*Pritchard, William P. (Doctor), 273 N. Main St., Fall River, Mass. 

Reserves 

Harris, Leonard C. (DS), Providence D; 69 Ogden St., Providence, 

R. L 
Thornburg, Amos A. (P), Mathewson Street; 36 Langham Road, 

Providence, R. I. 
Ward, William R., Jr. (P), South Church; 1208 Main St., Man- 
chester, Conn. 
*Stevens, Florence S. (Sup. Providence Deaconess Home), 136 Prarie 

Ave., Providence, R. I. 
*Kendall, Carl G. (Traveling Salesman), 81 Pierce St., Middleboro, 

R. I. 
*Hope, Miss B. Marion (Supt. Fall River Deaconess Home), 82.5 
Second St., Fall River, Mass. 

NEW HAMPSHIRE (2) NE 

Sec. D; Row 8; Seats 1-2 

Nason, Philip S. (Transferred to First Church, Courtland, N. Y.) 
*Davis, Warren H. (Manufacturer), 4 Stevens St., Nashua N. H. 

Reserves 

Stringfellow, LeRoy W. (DS), Southern D; 310 Kenoza Ave., Haver- 
hill, Mass. 
Chayer, Charles C. (P), First Church; 962 Valley St., Manchester, 

N. H. 
^Winter, H. Hartley (Accountant), 10 Westminster Ave., Havei'hill, 

Mass. 
*Hannah, John V. (Pres. Insurance Co.), 1-57 School St., Concord, 
N. H. 

NEW JERSEY (8) NE 

Sec. B; Row 15; Seats 1-8 

Baner, Albert L. (DS), Camden D; 56 Hunter St., Woodbury, N. Y. 
Brady, Austin C. (DS), New Brunswick D; 103 Maple, Red Banks, 

N. J. 
Allgood, Benjamin F. (P), First Church; 728 Wesley Ave., Ocean 

City, N. J. 
Raver, W. Rolland (DS), Trenton D; 236 Chestnut Ave., Trenton 
(9), N.J. 
*Stanger, Francis A., Jr. (Con. Lav Leader), Cedarville, N. J. 
*Propert, Frank C. (Lawyer), 735 Federal St., Camden, N. J. 
*Poffenberger, Alvin C. (Mgr. Dennis Hotel), Atlantic City, N. J. 
*Ebner, Mrs. Anne M. (H), RFD, Mercantville, N.J. 

Reserves 

Whitton, Charles D. (P), St. Paul; 32 S. Ohio St., Atlantic City, 

N. J. 
Bradway, Henrv L. (P), Broad Street Park; 1961 S. Broad St, 

Trenton, N. J. 



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Hann, Edward F. (P), Trinity; 15 Chestnut St. Salem, N. J. 

Payne, William W. (DS), Bidgeton D; 128 N. Second St., Millville, 
N. J. 

Guice, Marvin R. (DS), Pittman D; 18 N. Oak St., Pittman, N. J. 
*Stainton, Howard S. (Merchant) Ocean City, N. J. 
*Dobbins, Edgar V. (Federal Officer), Camden, N. J. 
♦Mathews, Elmer E. (Banker), Williamstown, N. J. 
♦Reynolds, Mark (Merchant), Mount Holly, N. J. 
♦Allgood, Mrs. Bertha (H), 728 Wesley Ave., Acean City, N. J. 

NEW MEXICO (2) SC 

Sec. B; Row 8; Seats 11-12 
Brown, William E. (DS), El Paso D; 2831 Lebanon St., El Paso, 
Texas. 
♦Gossard, Harry C. (Con. Lay Leader), Portales, New Mexico. 

Reserves 

Sims, Martin L. (DS), Clovis D; Clovis, New Mexico. 

Scrimshire, Joe B. (P), St. John's; Santa Fe, New Mexico. 
♦Wilmont, Dan H. (Hardware Merchant), Roswell, New Mexico. 
♦Greathouse, Frank (Rancher), Rogers, New Mexico. 

NEW YORK (8) NE 

Sec. A; Row 7; Seats 1-8 

Sockman, Ralph W. (P), Christ Church; 830 Park Ave., New York 

(21), N. Y. 
Carroll, Arthur G. (DS), Kingston D; 40 Franklin St., Kingston, 

N. Y. 
Coile, Claude C. (P), Trinity; 3 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 
- Denninston, Benjamin M. (P), Centenary; 1074 Washington Ave., 
New York, N. Y. 
*Coons, H. Westlake (La\vyer), Ellenville, N. Y. 
♦Smith, Chester A. (Court Stenographer), 730 Hudson Ave., Peekskill, 

N. Y. 
♦Rowell, Alvah D. (Insurance), Delhi, N. Y. 
♦Andrew, Walter M. (Lawyer), 2300 Loring Place, New York, N. Y. 

Reserves 

Pearson, Joseph M. (DS), New York D; 150 Fifth Ave., New York 
(11),N. Y. 
" Houston, Ralph M. (P), Trinity, 245 Trinity St., Newburgh, N. Y. 
Scranton, Walter L. (P), Memorial Methodist; 273 Main St., White 

Plains, N. Y. 
Watters, Philip S. (Pres. Drew Seminary for Young Women), Car- 
mel, N. Y. 
*Korn, Miss Evaline L. (Con. Treas. WSCS), 23 South St., Middle- 
town, N. Y. 
♦Truran, Harold B. (Architect), Brewster, N. Y. 
*Lindsey, Frank G. (Deceased March 25, 1944). 

♦Victor, Mrs. Fred A. (Sec. Status of Women, NE Jur. WSCS), 63 
Livingston Ave., Yonkers, N. Y. 

NEW YORK EAST (8) NE 

Sec. B; Rows 15-16; Seats 9-12, 9-12 
' Newell, Frederick B. (Ex. Sec. N. Y. City Society of The Methodist 
Church), 150 Fifth Ave., New York (11), N. Y. 
Hough, Lynn Harold (Dean, Drew U i i i v etsi4> y), Madison, N. J. 



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Woiiev, Lovd F. (P), First Church; 110 Main St., Stamford, Conn. 
^ — Beebe,' Albert E. (DS), Brooklyn North D; 247 New York Ave., 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 
""•■ *Carman, Edward R. (Lawyer), 87-21 164th St., Jamaica, N. Y. 
*Brockett, Howard R. (Insurance Engineer), 121 Arundel Ave., West 

, Hartford, Conn. 

*Chaffee, H. Almon (Banker), Box 1077, Bridgeport, Conn. 
■ *Barradell, William H. (Lawyer), 405 N. Village Ave., Rockville 
Centre, N. Y. 

Reserves 

Stewart, William R. (DS), Brooklyn South D; 55 Grand Ave., Rock- 
ville Centre, N. Y. 

Auman, Lester W. (P), Community Church; 3435 79th St., Jackson 
Heights, N. Y. 

Twiddy, Norman W. (DS), New York D; West Park, Stamford, 
Conn. 

— Davis, Ralph E. (P), St. Mark's; 177 Rugbv Road, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Alderson, William H. (P), First Church; 54 Elwood Place, Bridge- 
port, Conn. 

Jones, Hubert D. (P), Chester Hill; 164 Summitt Ave., Mt. Vernon, 
N. Y. 

*Holmes, Harry N. (Field Sec. World Alliance), 34-30 81st St., Jack- 
son Heights, N. Y. 
^ *Hardie, Mrs. Charles H. (H), 883 19th St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

*Thomas, Henry F. (Printer), 15 Pleasant St., Ansonia, Conn. 

*Reid, William W. (Foreign Missions), 1103 157th St., Whitestone, 
N. Y. 

^Summers, Oscar (Lawyer), 220 Ansters St., Oyster Bay, N. Y. 

*Brennan, Mrs. Harold R. (H), Le Count Place, New Rochelle, N. Y. 

NEWARK (8) NE 

Sec. B; Rows 11-12; Seats 9-12, 9-12 

"^ Washabaugh, J. Edgar (Mgr. Meth. Publishing House), 150 Fifth 
-^ Ave., New York (11), N. Y. 

Quimby, Karl K. (Cultivation Sec. Bd. Missions and Church Exen- 

sion), 150 Fifth Avenue, New York (11), N. Y. 
Lambdin, Henry L. (DS), Newark; D; 280 Prospect St., East 

Orange N. J. 
Lord, J. Wesley (P), Westfield; 200 E. Dudley Ave., Westfield, N. J. 
*Orcutt, Lous E. (Insurance), Demarest, N. J. 
_ *Parlin, Charles C. (Lawyer), 123 Hillside Ave., Englewood, N. J. 
*Gillinder, James M. (Glass Manufacturer), 136 E. Main St., Port 

Jervis, N. Y. 
*Clark, Mrs. Samuel H. (Con. Cor. Sec. WSCS), 7 Roosevelt Road, 
Maplewood, N. J. 

Reserves 

Brown, Ai'lo A. (Pres. Drew Univeristy), Madison, N. J. 

— Holloway, Parker B. (DS), Patterson D; 9 Wetmore Ave., Morris- 

town, N. J. 
Wicke, Lloyd C. (DS), Jersey City D; 223 Tenafly Road, Engle- 
wood, N. J. 

~ Champlin, Norman P. (P), First Church; 7 Russell Place, Summit, 
N. J. 

■* Dennis, Paul G. (P), First Church; 610 Central Ave., Plainfield, 
N. J. 



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*Burr, Mrs. Grace (Meth. Bd. Missions), 178 Liberty Road, Engle- 

wood, N. J. 
■^'Compton, Mrs. Edgar M. (H), 134 Academy St., Belleville, N. J. 
'*Burke, Daniel (Lawyer), 66 Fernwood Road, Summit, N. J. 
*Perine, Irving V. G. (Retired BE), 152 N. Arlington Ave., Orange, 

N. J. 
*Waldron, John Wesley (Lawyer), Teaneck, X. J. 

NORTH AFRICA (2) OS 

Sec. A; Row 8; Seats 3-4 
Kellar, Fred J. (DS), North Africa D; 15, Avenue Clemenceau, El 
Biar, Algeria. 
*Ostrom, Miss Eva, Constantine, Algeria. 

Reserves 

Douglas, Elmer Hartford Theological Seminary, Hartford, Con. 
"Kelly, C. Guyer, 11)4 Wanser Ave., Inwood. Long Island, N. Y. 

NORTH ALABAMA (10) SE 

Sec. B; Row 8; Seats 5-10 

Davenport, George M. (DS), Birmingham D; 700 8th Avenue, West, 

Birmingham (4), Ala. 
Stevenson, Henrv M. (P), Central; 409 Jackson St., Decatur, Ala. 
Gamble, Foster K. (DS), Decatur D; 819 Line St., Decatur, Ala. 
Chitwood, J. Henry (P), McCoy Memorial; 724 8th Ave., West, 

Birmingham (4), Ala. 
Kimbrough, Spencer O, (DS), Annison D; 1329 Quintard Ave., An- 
niston, Ala. 
*Tauton, Van B. (BE), Lanett, Ala. 

*Bell, Mrs. Frank G. (CP-WSCS), 5333 5th Terrace, South, Birming- 
ham, Ala. 
*Carr, Robert B. (Circuit Judge), Annison, Ala. 
*Haley, Paul S. (Consulting Engineer), Jasper, Ala. 
*Liles, John L. (Con. Lay Leader), 7118 2nd Avenue, South, Birming- 
ham, Ala. 

Reserves 
Lazenby, Marion E. (Editorial Associate, Christiayi Advocate), 740 

Rush St., Chicago (11), 111. 
Franklin, Marvin A. (P), Highlands; 2502 Aberdeen Ave., Birming- 
ham, Ala. 
Hunter, James D. (P), First Church; Enslev, Ala. 
Tingle, Benjamin F. (P), First Church; 1817 S. Arlington, Besse- 
mer, Ala. 
Branscomb, Albert L. (DS), Bessemer (D), 1896 Berkeley Ave., 

Bessemer, Ala. 
Nabors. Arthur H. (P), First Church; Jasper, Ala. 
Archibald, R. Lambuth (DS), Florence D; 436 N. Court St., Flor- 
ence, Ala. 
Guthrie, W. Nelson (DS), Tuscaloosa D; Tuscaloosa, Ala. 
*Denman, Harry (Ex. Sec. Gen. Commission on Evangelism), 708 

Medical Arts Bldg., Nashville (3), Tenn. 
*Locke, Hugh A. (Lawyer), 923 Frank Nelson Bldg., Birmingham 

(3). Ala. 
*Creel, Edgar M. (Judge 1st Division), Court House, Birmingham, 

Ala. 
♦Ingram, Ben L. (Warden), Court House, Birmingham, Ala. 
*Cooper, John T. (Postmaster), Hartselle, Ala. 



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*Horton, Oscar (Probate Judge), Guntersville, Ala. 
*Ward, Forrest S. (Supt. Education), Carrolton, Ala. 
*Self, William D. (Rural Mail Carrier), Trafford, Ala. 

NORTH ARKANSAS (6) SC 

Sec. D; Row 4; Seats 5-10 
Martin, Albert W. (DS), Fort Smith D; 300 N. 15th St., Fort 

Smith, Ark. 
Schisler, John Q. (Ex. Sec. Div. Local Church, Gen. Bd. Education), 

810 Broadway, Nashville (2), Tenn. 
Hayden, Ransford S. (Deceased; February 14, 1944). 
*Connell, Mrs. R. E. (CP-WSCS), 210 E. Church St., Morrilton, 

Ark. 
*Greenhaw, Carl (Lawyer), Fayetteville, Ark. 
*Moore, John G. (Lawyer), Morrilton, Ark. 

Reserves 

Wig-gins, Sam B. (BS), Fayetteville D; 219 Maple St., Fayetteville, 

Ark. 
Brumley, Ira A. (Ex. Sec. Con. Bd. of Education), Hendrix Station, 
Conway, Ark. 
*Womack, W. Vance (P), First Church; 500 E. Market St., Helena, 
Ark. 
Williams, Ernest B. (P), First Church; 306 Commerce St., Russell- 
ville. Ark. 
*Barnett, Nels (Merchant), Batesville, Ark. 
*Hutchins, A. L. (Lawyer), Forrest City, Ark. 
*Hull, J. W. (Pres. Arkansas Tech), Russellville, Ark. 
*Martin, E. Wainright (Bus. Mgr. Hendrix College), Hendrix Sta- 
tion, Conway, Ark. 

NORTH CAROLINA (8) SE 

Sec. A; Row 16; Seats 1-8 
Ormond, Jesse M. (Prof. Duke University), Duke Station, Durham, 

N. C. 
Bradshaw, Robert W. (Ex. Con. Bd. of Education), Duke Station, 

Durham, N. C. 
Grant, Thomas McM. (DS), Rocky Mount D; 218 South Grace St., 

Rocky Mount, N. C. 
Hillman, Edgar L. (P), First Church; 728 Eastern Ave., Rocky 
Mount, N. C. 
*Smith, William J. (Lumber— Building) , Bethel, N. C. 
*Hood, Gurney P. (State Banking Commission), Box 951, Raleigh, 

N. C. 
♦Hillman, Mrs. E. L. (Pres. SE Jur. WSCS), 728 Eastern Ave., Rocky 

Mount, N. C. 
*Childs, Benjamin G. (Prof. Duke University) Duke Station, Dur- 
ham, N. C. 

Reserves 

Smith, Harry C. (DS), Favetteville D; 1019 Hay St., Fayetteville, 

N. C. 
Love, Frank S. (DS), Durham D; 114 Watts St., Durham, N. C. 
Clegg, William L. (DS), Elizabeth City, D; 713 W. Church St., 

Elizabeth City, N. C. 
Paschall, Fred W. (P), Trinitv; 1908 Princess St., Wilmington, N. C. 
Cade, William A. (P), St. Paul; 704 E. Walnut St., Goldsboro, N. C. 
Parker, Albea S. (DS), 1516 Market St., Wilmington, N. C. 



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•'McGirt, William A. (Insurance), Box 1079, Wilmington, N. C 
"Smith, Marvin B. (Merchant), Box 68fi, Burlington, N. C. 
*Morris, Coolidge G. (Insurance), Box l(i8, Washington, N. C. 
*Cooper, William B. (Wholesale Grocer), Box 608, Wilmington, N. C. 
*Chadwick, Mrs. William C. (CP-WSCS). Box 567, New Bern, N. C. 
*Cowell, Marvin J. (Insurance), 811 E. Walnut St., Goldsboro, N. C. 

NORTH CAROLINA (2) C 

Sec. A ; Row 9 ; Seats 1-2 
Brooks, Robert N. (Editor, Cen. Jur. Christian Advocate, 631 

Baronne St., New Orleans, La. 
Jones, David D. (Pres. Bennett College), Greensboro, N. C. 

Reserves 

Winchester, Robert W. (DS), Greensboro D; 425 Bennett St., Greens- 
boro, N. C. 
Phelps, Grandison M. (DS), Western D; 309 Graham St., Char- 
lotte, N. C. 
^Barrett, Commodore A. (Teacher), Asheboro, N. C. 
*Simpson, Mrs. Ophelia (Teacher), Leaksville, N. C. 

NORTH CHINA (4) OS 

Sec. B; Row 19; Seats 9-12 

NORTH DAKOTA (2) NC 

Sec. A; Row 16; Sets 9-10 
Gernhardt, Henry J. (P), Oakes, Cogswell and Glover; Oakes, N. D. 
*Hample, Gideon A. (Accountant), Bismarck, N. D. 

Reserves 

Hanson, N. Everett (DS), Northern D; Minot, N. D. 

Johnstone, Wilson (P), Wahpeton and Antelope; Wahpeton, N. D. 

* Register, George S., Bismarck, N. D. 

*Roberts, Roy (Retired P. O. Clerk), 800 5th Ave., N., Mandan, N. D. 

NORTH GEORGIA (10) SE 

Sec. C; Rows 14-15; Seats 7-12, 9-12 
Rumble, Lester (P), St. Mark's; 109 17th S., N. E., Atlanta, Ga. 
Rogers, Wallace (DS), Atlanta-West D; 715 Elsworth, N. W., At- 
lanta, Ga. 
Maxwell, Marvin M. (Deceased November 21, 1943). 
McKibben, J. W. O. (DS), Augusta D; 1308 Glenn Ave., Augusta, 

Ga. 
LaPrade, William H. (P), Cartersville; Cartersville, Ga. 
*Johnston, Smith L. (Banker), Woodstock, Ga. 

* Wells, Jere A. (Supt. County Schools), Court House, Atlanta, Ga. 
*Awtrey, Mrs. Lemon M. (CP-WSCS), Acworth, Ga. 
*Slaughter, Nathaniel G. (Dentist), Athens, Ga. 

*(^illian, Hubert T. (Pres. LaGrange College), LaGrange, Ga. 

Reserves 

Thrailkill, Joseph S. (P), Grace; 1037 Greencove, Atlanta, Ga. 
Holland, Harvey C. (P), First Church; Athens, Ga. 
Jones, Henry H. (DS), Decatur-Oxford D.; Oxford, Ga. 
Harris, Pierce (P), First Church; 320 Peachtree St., N. E., Atlanta 
(3). Ga. 



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Mackay, Edward G. (DS), Atlanta-East D; 1384 Emory Road, N. E., 

Lipham, Charles M. (DS), Dalton D; Dalton, Ga. 

Barton, Jesse H., Sr. (DS), Athens and Elberton D; 1416 Milledge,, 
Athens, Ga. 
*Peters, Edmund C. (Pres. Paine College), Augusta, Ga. 
*Tilly, Mrs. M. E. (H), 1031 Highland View, N. E., Atlanta, Ga. 
*Lance, T. Jack (State Supervisor of Schools), Calhoun, Ga. 
*Wardlaw, Joseph C. (Director of Extension, University System), 

223 Walton St., N. W., Atlanta, Ga. 
*Daniel, Frank P. (Merchant), Senoia. Ga. 
*Little, Mrs. D. Rosser (H), Marietta, Ga. 
*Harpst, Miss Ethel (Supt. Orphanage), Cedartown, Ga. 

NORTH INDIA (2) OS 

Sec. D; Row 13; Seats 9-10 

Titus, Murray T. (Missionary on furlough), 150 Fifth Ave., New 
York (11), N. Y. 
*Titus, Mrs. Olive L. (Missionary on furlough), 150 Fifth Ave., 
New York (11), N. Y. 

Reserves 

Chowdhry, Dan S. (Professor, Lucknow Christian College), Luck- 
now, U. P., India. 
*Charan, Isaac A. (Headmaster), Ranikhet, U. P. India. 

NORTH INDIANA (10) NC 

Sec. A; Row 13; Seats 1-10 

Pugh, A. Wesley (P), Hig-h Street; 310 McCullouch Blvd., Muncie, 

Ind. 
Bransford, Wesley H. (P), First Church; 115 West 12th St., Ander- 
son, Ind. 
Fox, Jesse W. (P), Grace; 209 S. Webster St., Kokomo, Ind. 
Garrison, Edwin R. (DS), Wabash D; 579 N. Wabash St., Wabash, 

Ind. 
Robinson, William W. (DS), Fort Wayne D; 915 W. Wayne St., 
Fort Wayne, Ind. 
*Roudebush, Roy R. (Con. Lay Leader), Greenfield, Ind. 
*Naftzger, Mrs. Julia P. (H), Kokomo, Ind. 

*Gettle, Homer R. (Optician), 4620 Stratford, Fort Wayne, Ind. 
* Williams, Walter C. (Retired Farmer), 652 N. Elm St., Muncie, Ind. 
*DeWesse, Henry 0. (Express Agent), Elwood, Ind. 

Reserves 

Yeomans, Clyde G. (DS), Warsaw D; 210 South High St., Warsaw, 

Ind. 
Yoder, Samuel L. (P), First Church; Kendallville, Ind. 
Clear, Valorous L. (DS), Richmond D; 400 West Main St., Rich- 
mond, Ind. 
Lineberry, Frank W. (P), Grace; 139 Division St., Elkhart, Ind. 
Fribley, Fremont E. (DS), Kokomo D; 811 S. Washington St., 

Kokomo, Ind. 
Shake, B. Brooks (P), Wayne Street; 711 W. Wayne St., Fort 
Wayne, Ind. 
*Snvder, Mrs. W. R. (H), Fremont, Ind. 
'^Elliott, Loren J. (Farmer), RED 2, Wabash, Ind. 
*Roose, Homer N. (R. R. Mail Clerk), Goshen, Ind. 



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*Beecher, Charles W. (Banker), Peru, Ind. 
*Roose, Mrs. Homer N. (H), Goshen, Ind. 
*Fernstcrmacher, Georpe H. (Teacher), Upland, Ind. 

NORTH MISSISSIPPI (6) SE 
Sec. C; Row 10; Seats 7-12 
Lord, K. Guv (DS), Greenwood D; 710 Dewey St., Greenwood, Miss. 
Stephens, John E. (DS), Corinth D; Corinth, Miss. 
Mcllwain, A. Thomas (Ex. Sec. Bd. Pensions, Missouri Corpora- 
tion), 506 Olive St., St. Louis (1), Mo. 
*Houston, James G. (Con. Lay Leader), New Albany, Miss. 
*Tanner, Ennis A. (Con. Treasurer), Indianola, Miss. 
*Forman, Julius M. (Law>'er), Indianola, Miss. 

Reserves 

Newman, Wiley C. (P), First Church; Corinth, Miss. 

Curtis, Vivian C. (DS), Columbus D; Columbus, Miss. 

Wasson, Lovick P. (P), First Chui'ch; Greenville, Miss. 
♦McCormack, W. Rady (Mail Carrier), Corinth, Miss. 
*Friend, A. Bernie (Dis. Lay Leader), Sardis, Miss. 
*RatIiff, Mrs. William H. (CP-WSCS), Sherard, Miss. 

NORTH TEXAS (8) SC 

Sec. B; Row 9; Seats 1-8 
Smith, W. Angle (P), First Church; Ross at Harwood, Dallas (1), 

Texas. 
Lee, Umphrey (Pres. Southern Methodist University), Dallas (5), 

Baker', W. Harrison (DS), Greenville D; 3815 Wesley St., Green- 
ville, Texas. 

Martin, Paul E. (P), First Church, Wichita Falls, Texas. 
*Perkins, Joe J. (Oil Producer), Wichita Falls, Texas. 
*Murphree, John C. (Lawyer), Iowa Park, Texas. 
*Thomasson, Gus W. (U. S. Government Service), Dallas (4), Texas. 
*Jordan, Mrs. W. 0. (H), 813 Sunset St., Dallas, Texas. 

Reserves 

Fielder, Cicero B. (P), Sulphur Springs; Sulphur Springs, Texas. 

Buddin, Frances A. (DS), Dallas D; 1910 Main St., Dallas (1), 
Texas. 

Steel, Marshall T. (P), Highland Park; Dallas (5), Texas. 

Russell, Clark H. (DS). McKinnev D; McKinney, Texas. 

Hunter, E. A. (DS), Wichita Falls D; Wichita Falls, Texas. 
*Armistead, Dero F. (Bookkeeper), Denison, Texas. 
*Kidd, Frank H. (Credit Manager), Dallas (1), Texas. 
*Waggoner, Merle T. (Cattle), Waggoner Bldg., Wichita Falls, Texas. 
*McCorkle, Claude H. (Insurance), Sulphur Springs, Texas. 
*Simpson, Mrs. Claude M. (H), Sherman, Texas. 

NORTHEAST GERMANY (2) OS 

Sec. C; Row 20; Seats 7-8 

NORTH-EAST OHIO (14) NC 
Sec. A; Rows 14-15; Seats 7-10, 1-10 
Brown, Earl R. (DS), Cleveland D; 884 The Arcade, Cleveland, 

Ohio. 
Garth, Schuyler E. (P). Trinity; 532 Tod Lane. Youngstown, Ohio. 



72 Journal of the lOI^U General Conference 

Cleland, Joseph W. (P), Medina; 582 S. Court St., Medina, Ohio. 
Wright, Louis C. (Pres. Baldwin-Wallace College), Berea, Ohio. 
Secrest, Paul E. (DS), Youngstown D; 402 Alameda Ave., Youngs- 
town, Ohio. 
Peterson, Howard W. (P), Calvary; 605 Belleview Blvd., Steuben- 

ville. Ohio. 
Ketcham, Charles B. (Pres. Mount Union College), Alliance, Ohio. 
*Heer, Amos L. (Director Teacher Training, Kent State University), 

812 S. Willow St., Kent, Ohio. 
'Seward, Mrs. John R. (H, 1080.3 Orville Road, Cleveland, Ohio. 
'^Sutton, Charles N. (Banker), Attica, Ohio. 
*Archer, William D. (Manufacturer), 914 Clark St., Cambridge, 

Ohio. 
'Klein, George R. (Publishers' Distributor), 8192 Brecksville Road, 

Brecksville, Ohio. 
■Jenkins, E, Ray (Insurance), 618 Arlington Ave., Mansfield, Ohio. 
* Hoover, Arthur L. (Chautauqua Mgr.), Lakeside, Ohio. 

Reserves 

Green, John D. (DS), Mansfield D; 500 E. Vine St., Mt. Vernon, 

Ohio. 
Olson, Oscar T. (P), Epworth-Euclid; 1919 E. 107th St., Cleveland, 

Ohio. 
Smith, W. Stanley (DS), Akron D; 44 Byers Ave., Akron, Ohio. 
Courtney, Homer W. (P), Elrj-ia; 306 East Ave., Elvria, Ohio. 
Corwin, Edward G. (P), Wooster; 327 N. Market St., Wooster, Ohio. 
Cheney, John R. (P), First Church; 382 Dorchester Road, Akron, 

Ohio. 
Mohn, E. Harold (P), First Church; 239 Washington St., N. W., 

Warren, Ohio. 
Farmer, Roy I. (P), Christ Church; 3670 W. 138th St., Cleveland, 

Ohio. 
Hunter, Adam A. (DS), Cambi'idge D; 905 Beatty Ave., Cambridge, 

Ohio. 
Carter, Paul L. (DS), Steubenville D; 3346 Sunset Blvd., Steuben- 
ville, Ohio. 
*Coffey, George N. (Lawyer), 352 N. Bever St., Wooster, Ohio. 
*Cherry, James (Merchant), 706 Greenfield Ave., S. W. Canton, 

Ohio. 
*Dunlap, Raymond E. (Policeman), RFD 1, Box 759, East Akron 

(5), Ohio. 
*Henderson, A. L. (Supt. Schools), 280 Wildwood Drive, Youngstown, 

Ohio. 
*Tarr, Oliver A. (Merchant), RFD 1, Mingo Junction, Ohio. 
^Davidson, Edson E. (Farmer), East Springfield, Ohio. 
^Masters, Mrs. Kathryn F. (Clerk, County Board of Health), 1252 

Sinclair Ave., Steubenville, Ohio. 
*Robinson, Milton, C. (Merchant), 4026 State Ave., Ashtabula, Ohio. 
*Beckett, Carlos O. (Manufacturer), Howard, Ohio. 
*Murphy, Miss Marian E. (Teacher), 915 Woodlawn Road, Steuben- 
ville, Ohio. 

NORTHERN MINNESOTA (6) NC 

Sec. C; Row 2; Seats 7-12 
Baumhoffer, Earl F. (DS), Litchfield D; 5032 Queen Ave., S., 

Minneapolis, Minn. 
Stafford, Thomas A. (Ex. Bd. Pensions, Illinois Corporation), 740 

Rush St., Chicago (11), 111. 



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Meckk'iiliuiK. George (P), Wesley; Marquette and Grant Sts., Minne- 
apolis, Minn. 

^Hunter, Stanley C. (Con. Lay Leader), 4509 Oakland Ave., Min- 
neapolis, Minn. 

''Fletcher, Abbott L. (Lawyer), .5055 Fremont Ave., S., Minneapolis, 
Minn. 

*Peel, Mrs. Leon R. (Mbr. Bd. Missions and Church Extension), 2364 
West Lake of Isles Blvd., Minneapolis, Minn. 

Reserves 

Snyder, Paul J. (DS), Fergus Falls D; 716 S. Union St., Fergus 

Falls, Minn. 
Raines, Richard C. (L), Hennepin Avenue; Minneapolis, Minn. 
Culver, Mearl P. (DS), Minneapolis D; 204 Wesley Temple Bldg., 
Minneapolis, Minn. 
*Sayre, Mrs. Grover C. (H), Woodland Methodist Church, Duluth, 

(3), Minn. 
*Wollan, Ingwald G. (Auditor), 403 N. 25th Ave., E., Duluth, Minn. 
*Ulland, Joseph S. (Banker), Fergus Falls, Minn. 

NORTHERN NEW YORK (4) NE 

Sec. B; Row 5; Seats 1-4 

Warren, John W. (DS), Mohawk D; 43 Proctor Blvd., Utica, N. Y. 

Love, Ernest C. (Field Sec. Preachers' Permanent Fund), New Hart- 
ford, N. Y. 
*Sykes, W. Clyde (Lumber), Coniffer, N. Y. 
♦Phelps, Harley R. (Farmer), North Bay, N. Y. 

Reserves 

McClung, George H. (P), Asbury; 400 Franklin St., Watertown, 

N. Y. 
Beach, Maynard P. (P), Dryer Memorial: 1110 Court St., Utica, 

N. Y. 
Goddard, Alvin C. (P), First Church; 404 N. George St., Rome, 

N. Y. 
Judd, Albert G. (Supt. Folts Home), Herkimer, N. Y. 
*Townsend, Ted H. (Bus. Mgi\ Dairi))nen's League News), Water- 

ville, N. Y. 
♦Cheetham, Arthur D. (Coal Dealer), New York Mills, N. Y. 
*Mowry, Mrs. Olin J. (H), Minetto, N. Y. 
*LeFevre, DeWitt C. (BE), Beaver Falls, N. Y. 

NORTHERN PHILIPPINE (2) OS 

Sec. D ; Row 7 ; Seats 3-4 

NORTHWEST GERMANY (2) OS 

Sec. C; Row 20; Seats 5-6 

NORTHWEST INDIA (2) OS 

Sec. B; Row 20; Seats 5-6 

Peters, Hardeo S. (Professor), Theological Seminary, 107 Civil 
Lines, Bareilly, U. P., India 
♦Phillips, Ernest M. (Retired Deputy Supt. of Police), Delhi Gate, 
Agra, India. 



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Reserves 

Dye, William (Principal), Theological Seminary, 99 Civil Lines, 

Bareilly, U. P., India. 
Badley, Theodore C. (DS), 4 Battery Lane, Delhi, India 
Das, Amar (DS), 93 Brookes St., Meerut, India. 
Mann, Isaac (DS), Methodist Church, Aligarh, India 
*Franklyn, T. B. (Foreman), Delhi, India 
*Matthews, Miss Dolly J. (Principal), Methodist Mission School, 

Rookee, U. P., India. 
■Porter, Miss Eunice (Superintendent), Creighton-Freeman Hospital, 

Brindaban, U. P., India. 
*Titus, J. E. (Head Master), Ingraham Institute, Ghaziabad, U. P., 
India. 

NORTHWEST INDIANA (6) NC 

Sec. C; Rows 6-7; Seats 10-12, 10-12 
Young, Claude (P), Methodist Temple; 521 S. Center St., Terre 

Haute, Ind. 
Stovall, Thomas L. (P), Maple Avenue; 2122 N. 11th St., Terre 

Haute, Ind. 
Hilderbrand, Carroll D. W. (Professor, DePauw University), 606 E. 
Washington St., Greencastle, Ind. 
*Wise, Robert B. (Postmaster), Valparaiso, Ind. 
*Bartlett, Mrs. Edward R. (H), 723 E. Washington. St., Greencastle, 

Ind. 
*Yocom, J. Lee (BE), Attica, Ind. 

I 

Reserves 

McClure, Claude M. (DS), Greencastle D; 109 Bloomington St., 

Greencastle, Ind. 
Benson, John G. (Supt. Methodist Hospital), Indianapolis, Ind. 
Holmes, Jay A. (DS), South Bend D; 1905 S. Michigan Ave., La- 
Porte, Ind. 
Williams, Thomas F. (P), Trinity; 404 N. 6th St., Lafayette, Ind. 
*Mann, Earl M. (Lawyer), 215 National Bldg., Terre Haute, Ind. 
♦Hixson, Jerome C. (Professor), 721 E. Seminary St., Greencastle, 

Ind. 
*McDaniel, Mrs. Frank L. (CP-WSCS), 2808 Elkhart Ave., Gary, 

Ind. 
*Bass, Floyd (Peony Farm), New Augusta, Ind. 

NORTHWEST IOWA (6) NC 

Sec. C; Row 17; Seats 1-6 
Seheerer, Lloyd H. (DS), Sheldon D; 612 E. Fourth St., Spencer, 

Iowa. 
Havighurst, Lawrence D. (DS), Fort Dodge D; 1724 Second Ave., 

North, Fort Dodge, Iowa. 
Buthman, John C. (P), Grace; 3811 Garretson Ave., Sioux City, 
Iowa. 
*Bartz, Otto F. (Con. Lay Leader), Sheldon, Iowa. 
*Dolliver, James I. (Lawyer), State Bank Bldg., Fort Dodge, Iowa. 
*Hubbard. Mrs. Ida B. (H), LeMars, Iowa. 

Reserves 

Davies James J. (P), First Church; 1002 Third Ave., North, Fort 

Dodge, Iowa. 
Dunn, George W. (P), Fir.st Church; 1915 Nebraska St., Sioux 

City, Iowa. 



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Urtmeytr. Frederick W. (P), Grace; 206 West 4th St., Spencer, 

Iowa. 
Farnham, John A. (P), First Church; Cherokee, Iowa. 
*Feller. Mr.s. Mildred O. (CP-WSCS), Spirit Lake, Iowa. 
*Snyder, Le Roy D. (Contractor), Humboldt, Iowa. 
*Harshbarg:er, Charles C. (Banker), Onawa, Iowa. 
*Cleni, Adrian D. (Lawyer), 404 Tov Nat'l Bank Bldg., Sioux City 
(14), Iowa. 

NORTHWEST TEXAS (8) SC 

Sec. C; Row 18; Seats 1-8 

Clark, O. P. (P), St. John's Stamford. Texas. 

Haymes, Joe 0. (P), St. Paul; Abilene, Texas. 

Lipscomb, Luther N. (DS), Lubbock D; Lubbock, Texas. 

Hicks, John H. (Prof. Southern Methodist University), Dallas, 
Texas. 
*Nichols, Ray H. (Publisher), Vernon, Texas. 
*Willson, James M. (Lumber), Floydada, Texas. 
*Bryant, R. Bernard (BE), Stamford, Texas. 
*Bickley, Mrs. C. A. (CP-WSCS), Lubbock, Texas. 

Reserves 

House, Will C. (DS), Amarillo D; 1702 Taylor St., Amarillo, Texas. 

Carter, Orion W. (P), First Church; Childress, Texas. 

Pearce, William M. (DS), Vernon D; 2331 Wilbarger St., Vernon, 
Texas. 

Wright, Calvin C. (DS), Abilene D; Abilene, Texas. 

Landreth, Elmer D. (P), First Church; Lamesa, Texas. 
*Breedlove, C. B. (Supt. Public Schools), Haskell, Texas. 
*Crowder, Alex B. (BE), 119 West Broadway, Sweetwater, Texas. 
*Ellzey, Tom V. (Rancher), Perryton, Texas. 

*Randal. Mrs. C. M. (Mbr. Bd. Missions and Church Extension), Sey- 
mour, Texas. 
* Hamilton, G. E. (Lawyer), Matador, Texas. 

NORWAY (2) OS 

Sec. A; Row 17; Seats 9-10 
Kristroffersen, Alf (DS), Oslo D; Oslo, Norway. 
*Hardy, Aage (Merchant), Bergen, Norway. 

Reserves 

No names sent in. 

OHIO (20) NC 

Sec. D; Rows 15-16; Seats 1-10, 1-10 
Miller, Isaac E. (DS), Cincinnati D; 420 Plum St., Cincinnati, Ohio. 
Werner, Hazen G. (P), Grace; 1001 Harvard Blvd., Dayton, Ohio. 
Martin, Arba (P), Trinity; 1411 Gallia St., Portsmouth, Ohio. 
Roush. Lester L. (Ex. Sec. Pension Fund), 224 Rowlands Bldg., 

Columbus (15), Ohio. 
Brewster, Edward B. (P), First Church; Richwood, Ohio. 
Danford, John W. (DS), Dayton D; 231 Third Nat'l Bank Bldg., 

Dayton, Ohio. 
Timerman, Donald (P), First Church; 205 E. Sandusky Ave., Belle- 

fontaine, Ohio. 
Coulter, Charles M. (P), North Broadway; 354 Oakland Park Ave., 

Columbus. Ohio. 
Kestle, Asa J. (DS), Portsmouth D; 1425 Offnere St., Portsmouth, 

Ohio. 



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Schatzman, Albert G. (DS), Columbus D; 79 E. State St., Columbus, 

Ohio. 
*Long, Mrs. Conrad C. (CP-WSCS), 3434 Darwin Ave., Rush St., 

Chicago (11), 111. 
♦Bancroft, E. Dow (Asso. Sec. Bd. Lay Activities), 740 Rush St., 

Chicago (11), 111. 
*Jones, Charles A. (Publisher), Columbus, Ohio. 
*Ivins, Lester S., Ph.D. (Dean, Defiance College), 710 N. Clinton St., 

Defiance, Ohio. 
*Slutz, Frank D. (Educator), 16 Lexington Ave., Dayton (7), Ohio. 
*Zartman, Mrs. Foss (Mbr. Bd. Missions and Church Extension), 

1120 West Elm, Lima, Ohio. 
*Cherrington, Ernest H. (Ex. Sec. Bd. Temperance), 100 Maryland, 

Ave., N. E., Washington, D. C. 
^ Davis, J. Boyd (Insurance), 145 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio. 
*Kirk, Lyle 0. (Goodwill Industries), 601 Cherry St., Toledo, Ohio. 
*Appleby, Troy W. (Insurance), Grasmoor House, 2374 Madison 

Road, Hyde Park, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Reserves 

Burgstahler, Herbert J. (Pres. Ohio Wesleyan University), Dela- 
ware, Ohio. 
Lancaster, Harold (P), King Avenue; 1473 Neil Ave., Columbus, 

Ohio. 
Gray, Joseph M. M. (P), Bexley; 2503 E. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio. 
Scully, R. E. (DS), Toledo D; 136 Huron St., Toledo, Ohio. 
Baumgardner, Homer S. (Deceased, January 23, 1944.) 
Jones, J. Ira (P), Trinity; Lima, Ohio. 

Busier, Vinton E. (DS), Zanesville D; 57 Neal Ave., Newark, Ohio. 
McClure, Robert O. (Pres. Ohio Northern University), Ada, Ohio. 
Versteeg, John M. V. (P), Walnut Hills- Avondale ; 2409 Upland 

Place, Cincinnati, Ohio. 
Alton, John T. (P), Westwood; 2046 Montclair Ave., Cincinnati, 

Ohio. 
Mcintosh, J. Bringle (P), First Church; 946 Bryden Road, Columbus, 

Ohio. 
Young, J. O. (P), First Church; 559 High St., Worthington, Ohio. 
^=Sinkey, Miss Fern (Returned Missionary), 215 W. Broadway, Gran- 
ville, Ohio. 
*Andree, Mrs. Edward F. (Con. Sec. Cultivation and Promotion 

WSCS), 628 N. South St., Wilmington, Ohio. 
*Miller, Ely D. (Insurance), 257 Chittenden Ave., Columbus (15), 

Ohio. 
*Fitcher, Joseph W. (Master, Ohio State Grange), 208 E. Vine St., 

Oxford, Ohio. 
*Copeland, Wilbert T. (Judge, Court Common Pleas), (Wapakoneta, 

Ohio. 
■'Mundy, Mrs. Edgar P. (Dis. Pres. WSCS), 723 Floral Park Ave., 

Terrace Pai'k, Ohio. 
*Colwell, Harley B. (Retired Merchant), 443 N. Court St., Circle- 

ville, Ohio. 
*Laylin, Mrs. Fanny H. (Jur. Pres., NC WSCS), 1972 Indianola 

Ave., Columbus, Ohio. 
*Burgoon, Lowell D. (Wholesale Paper), Wauseon, Ohio. 
*Goode, Mrs. W. H. C. (H), Whitby Place, Sidney, Ohio. 
*Cookson. Charles W. (Teacher), 302 W. Franklin St., Troy, Ohio. 
*Wiley. Frank W. (Judge, Municipal Court), 646 Raymer Blvd., 
Toledo, Ohio. 



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OREGON (4) W 

Sec. C; Rows 6-7; Seats 8-9, 8-9 

Goodsell, H. Guy (DS), Portland D; 404 The Artisans Bldg., Port- 
land, Oregon. 
Bunch, Jesse W. (P), First Church; 129 N. 11th St., Corvallis, 
Oregon. 
*Mackin, Sam L. (Department Store), Cottage Grove, Oregon. 
♦Peterson, Ernest W. (Editor, Oregon Journal), 1304 S.E. 53rd Ave., 
Portland (7), Oregon. 

Reserves 

Fairham, Silas E. (DS), Cascade D; 385 N. 14th St., Salem, Oregon. 
Hall, Svdnev W. (P), Gresham; Gresham, Oregon. 
Dunn, Ray S. (P), Rose City Park; 2614 N.E. 58th Ave., Portland, 
Oregon. 
*Clark, Edward L. (Pres., Multnomah College), Portland, Oregon. 
•Phelps, Frank M. (Lawyer), 3616 S.E. Oak, Portland, Oregon, 
♦French, Clyde M. (School teacher), 1745 S. Church St., Salem, 
Oregon. 

PACIFIC NORTHWEST (8) W 

Sec. A; Row 3; Seats 1-8 

Mahonev, Carl K. (DS), Seattle D; 814 Republic Bldg., Seattle, 

Wash. 
Pedersen, Frederick L. (DS), Walla Walla D; 1034 Frankland St., 

Walla Walla Wash. 
Wood, Lvnn A. (P), Yakima; 1403 W. Chestnut St., Yakima, Wash. 
Gleiser, Walter S. (DS), Spokane D; S. 221 Howard, Spokane, 
Wash. 
♦Foster, Chapin D. (Director Washington State Historical Society), 

State Historical Bldg., Tacoma (3), Wash. 
*Robbins, Charles A. (Bursar, College of Puget Sound), Tacoma, 

Wash. 
*Lawson, Mrs. David J. (H), 118 S. 5th St., Mt. Vernon, Wash. 
♦Huston, G. Robert (Lawj^er), 420 Miller Bldg., Yakima, Wash. 

Reserves 

Sprague, Roy L. (Ex. Sec. Bd. Con. Claimants), 814 Republic Bldg., 

Seattle Wash. 
Stanton, Willard E. (P), Moscow; 302 E. 3rd St., Moscow, Idaho. 
Logan, Stanley G. (P), Mason; 4022 N. 28th St., Tacoma (7), Wash. 
Kenna, James B. (P), University Temple; 4231 15th Ave., N.E., 

Seattle Wash. 
Ernst, J. Henry (P), Chewallis; 1180 Market St., Chewallis, Wash. 
♦Ball, Elwood I. (Mortician), 1517 West 7th St., Spokane, Wash. 
*Snider, P. M. (Insurance), 612 W. R. Rust Bldg., Tacoma, Wash. 
♦Sweet, Mrs. Paul W. (H), 704 N. Washington St., Centralia, Wash. 
♦Kilgore, Mrs. James D. (H), Tracyton, Wash. 

♦JeflFers, Dwight S. (Dean, College of Forestry), University of Idaho, 
Moscow, Idaho. 

PENINSULA (6) NE 

Sec. A; Row 5; Seats 1-6 

Collins, Oliver J. (DS), Wilmington D; 2705 N. Harrison St., Wil- 

mingrton. Del. 
Hearn, Walter A. (DS), Dover D; Dover, Del. 
Mulligan, Thomas C. (P), St. Paul's; Cambridge, Md. 



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*Ely, T. Blair (Insurance), 411 W. 24th St., Wilmington, Del. 
=^Melson, Ehvood F. (Judge, Juvenile Court), 1216 King St., Wil- 
mington, Del. 
*Davis, Wilmer Fell (State Senator), Federalsburg, Md. 

Reserves 

Bunting, John J. (P), Elkton; 229 E. Main St., Elkton, Md. 
Jones, Ralph C. (DS), Salisburg D; Salisburg, Md. 
Bicking, John R. (P), Rising Sun; Box 24, Rising Sun, Md. 
Cummings, Jacob E. (DS), Easton D; 215 S. Hanson St., Easton, 

Md. 
Thomas, Essell P. (P), St. Paul's; 1014 W. 10th St., Wilmington, 
Del. 
* Jefferson, C. Norman (Insurance), Easton, Md. 
*Satterfield, Charles N. (Building and Loan), Drawer 180, Chester- 

tow^n, Md. 
*Smith, John W. (Farmer), Sudlersville, Md. 
*Hoopei', Granville (Fuel Dealer), Cambridge, Md. 
*Hearn, E. Virgil (Clerical Work), Salisbury, Md. 

PHILADELPHIA (8) NE 

Sec. C; Row 4; Seats 5-12 

Moore, Leon T. (DS), South D; 761 Mason Ave., Drexel Hill, Pa. 
Henson, George W. (Cor. Sec. Methodist Hospital), 1701 Arch St., 

Philadelphia (3), Pa. 
Prentzel, Frank Jr. (DS), Northwest D; 5025 N. 12th St., Phila- 
delphia (41), Pa. 
Duncombe, Franklin (P), Bala-Cynwyd; 314 Levering Mill Road, 
Bala-Cvnwvd, Pa. 
*Shappell, Mrs! W. E. (CP-WSCS), 433 Green Lane, Philadelphia 

(28), Pa. 
*Lynch, G. Stanley (Agent Philadelphia Con. Tract Soc), 1709 Arch 

St., Philadelphia (3), Pa. 
*Carson, John T. (Retired), 5344 Magnolia St., Philadelphia (44), Pa. 

*Cliffe, Albert W. (Publisher), 1245 Pratt St., Philadelphia (24), Pa. 

Reserves 

Zerr, Levi H. (DS), West D; 27 Simpson Road, Ardmore. Pa. 
Nichols, Milton H. (P), Arch Street; Broad and Arch Sts., Phila- 
delphia (7), Pa. 
Witwer, Albert M. (DS), North D; 1208 Wakeling St., Philadelphia 

(24), Pa. 
Tyson, W. Galloway (P), West Chester; 336 W. Miner St., West 

Chester, Pa. 
Middleton, W. Vernon (Ex. Sec. Philadelphia Mission and Church 

Extension So.), 1709 Arch St., Philadelphia (3), Pa. 
Dihvorth, George G. (Sec. Atlantic Dis., American B.S.), 701 Wal- 
nut St., Philadelphia (6), Pa. 
*Masland, J. Weslev (Manufacturer), 1219 68th Ave., Philadelphia 

(26), Pa. 
*Conover, Mrs. G. Raymond (CP-WSCS), 5109 Pulaski Ave., Phila- 
delphia (44), Pa. 
-Baker. Frank E. (Investments). 1421 Chestnut St., Philadelphia 

(3). Pa. 
■Burnham, George W. (Merchant), 45 S. Front St., Philadelphia (6), 

Pa. 
•■Learn, Dale H. (Insurance), 5 Crystal St., East Stroudsberg, Pa. 



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*Ziegler, GeoiRe G., Jr. (Lawyer), 7410 Boyer St., Philadelphia (19), 
Pa. 

PHILLIPINE (2) OS 

Sec. D; Row 7; Seats 5-6 

PITTSBURGH (8) NE 

Sec. C; Row 15; Seats 1-8 

~ Anderson, William K. (Ed. Dir. Commission on Courses of Study), 
810 Broadway, Nashville (2), Tenn. 
Depp, Mark (P), Christ Church; 311 S. Graham St., Pittsburgh 

(6), Pa. 
Hawley, John W. (P), First Church; 5415 Howe St., Pittsburgh 

(6), Pa. 
Hogg, William L. (DS), Blairsville D; 412 Locust St., Pittsburgh 
(18), Pa. 
*Hummer, Harry R. (Con. Lay Leader), 621 Spring St., Latrobe, 

Pa. 
*Lee, Miss Elizabeth M. (Ex. Sec. Latin America, Europe, and North 
Africa, Woman's Div. WSCS, Bd. Missions), 150 Fifth Ave., 
New York (11), N. Y. 
*Metcalfe, Mrs. Harold S. (CP-WSCS), 6632 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh 

(6), Pa. 
*McQuiston, Jackson C. (BE), 8925 Upland Terrace, Pittsburgh (21), 
Pa. 

Reserves 

Wiant, Warren W. (P), Emory; 542 Sheridan Ave., Pittsburgh (6), 

Pa. 
Hooper, T. Le Roy (DS), Washington D; 505 Lyndhurst Ave., Pitts- 
burgh (16), Pa. 
Van Horn, John D. (DS), Allegheny D; 729 Fourth St., Beaver, Pa. 
Curry, Albert G. (P), Friendship Park and Goodwill; 4810 Liberty 

Ave., Pittsburgh (24), Pa. 
Spaugy, Lemon D. (P), Green.sburg; 114 W. Second St., Greensburg, 

Pa. 
Richards, Nichols F. (DS), McKeesport D; 100 W. Morton Ave., 
Connellsville, Pa. 
*Pratt, Robert W. (Lawyer), 1808 Law and Finance Bldg., Pitts- 
burgh, Pa. 
*Howe, Charles P. (Publisher), 343 E. 11th Ave., Tarentum, Pa. 
*Swarts, Thomas C. (Banker), 532 Tarrace St., Aliquippa, Pa. 
*Perkins, William C. (BE), 911 Empire Bldg., Pittsburgh (22), Pa. 
*Eldridge, H. 0. Nanty-Glo, Pa. 

*Forrester, William T. (Office Equipment), 619 Madison Ave., Mc- 
Keesport, Pa. 

RHODESIA (2) OS 

Sec. A; Row 8; Seats 5-6 

Murphree, Marshall J. (Missionary), 150 Fifth Ave., New York 
(11), N. Y. 
♦King, Sarah N. (Missionary), 150 Fifth Ave., New York (11), N. Y. 

Reserves 

Sells, Ernest L. (DS), Umtali, S. Rhodesia, Africa. 
♦Murphree, Mrs. M. J. (Missionary), 150 Fifth Ave., New York (11), 

N. Y. 
♦Sells, Mrs. E. L. (Missionary), Umtali, S. Rhodesia, Africa. 



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ROCK RIVER (10) NC 

Sec. B; Rows 3-4; Seats 1-5, 1-5 

Tittle, Ernest F. (P), First Church; 1810 Hinman Ave., Evanston, 

111. 
Stone, Fred D. (Publishing Agent), 740 Rush St., Chicago (11), 111. 
Moore, Aubrey S. (Supt. Chicago Missionary Soc), 77 W. Washing- 
ton St., Chicago (2), 111. 
Smith, Horace G. (Pres. Garrett Biblical Institute), Evanston, 111. 
Goff, Charles R. (P), Chicago Temple; 77 W. Washington St., Chi- 
cago (2), 111. 
*Aldrich, Mrs. Arthur 0. (CP-WSCS), 839 Lake St., Oak Park, 111. 
*Crawford, Alfred C. (Ex. Sec. Chicago Methodist Social Union), 

9628 S. Seeley Ave., Chicago (43) 111. 
*West Thomas H. (Patent Lawyer), 53 W. Jackson, Chicago (4), 111. 
*Timmons, Mrs. Christian N. (H), 406 N. 4th St., Sterling, 111. 
*Loucks, Charles O. (Lawyer), 3900 N. Keeler Ave., Chicago (41), 111. 

Reserves 

Clark, Warren N. (P), Gary Memorial; 216 N. Main St., Wheaton, 

111. 
Bloomquist, Churley A. (DS), Chicago Southern D; 77 W. Washing- 
ton St., Chicago (2), 111. 
Swaney, Bertram G. (DS), Rockford D; 424 Rome Ave,, Rockford, 

111. 
Fowler, George A. (DS), Chicago Northern D; 77 W. Washington 

St., Chicago (2), 111. 
Diercks, Clarence H. (P), Euclid Avenue; 603 S. Euclid Ave., Oak 

Park, 111. 
Schneider, John M. (DS), Chicago Western D; 77 W. Washington 

St., Chicago (2), 111. 
Israel, "C. Wesley (P), Cuyler Avenue; 169 N. Cuyler Ave., Oak 
Park 111. 
*01dshue,'Mrs. James (H), 434 E. 88th St., Chicago (19), 111. 
*Cook, David C, III (Publisher), 32 River Bluff Road, Elgin, 111. 
*Bloomquist, Mrs. Churley A. (H), 9344 Vanderpool Ave., Chicago 

(20), 111. 
*Clancey, Rockwell W. (Advertiser), 75 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago 

(2), 111. 
*Loeppert, Henry V. (Machine Tools), 1440 W. Lake St., Chicago 

(7), 111. 
*Wetzel, Ira W. (Jeweler), Sycamore, 111. 
*Dangel, Mrs. W. H. (H), 937 Linden Ave., Oak Park, 111. 

ST. LOUIS (6) SC 

Sec. B; Row 17; Seats 1-6 

Tucker, Frank C. (DS), St. Louis D; 3628 Grandel St., St. Louis 

(8), Mo. 
Schubel, Burnell L. (Asst. Sec. Bd. Pensions, Missouri Corporation), 

506 Olive St., St. Louis (1), Mo. 
Wahl, Frederick W. (P), Kingshighway ; 1102 Wilmington, St. 
Louis (11), Mo. 
*Deneke, Wesley A. (College President), Flat River, Mo. 
*Bragg, Mrs. J. D. (Mbr. Gen. Bd. Missions and Church Extension) 

3666-A Montana, St. Louis, Mo. 
* Wright, Mrs. Frank L. (CP-WSCS) 707 N. Forest Ave., Webster 
Grove, Mo. 



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Reserves 

Taylor, John L. (P), Centenary; Cape Girardeau, Mo. 

Holliday, Robert C. (DS), Cape Girardeau D; Cape Girardeau, Mo. 

Hunter, Harry P. (DS), Jefferson City D; 510 E. Capitol Ave., 

Jefferson City, Mo. 
Montgomery, John C. (P), Charleston; Charleston, Mo. 
*Mitchell, Jesse A. (Chairman Mo. State Tax Commission), Jefferson 

City, Mo. 
*Parker, Walter W. (Pres. Southwest Mo. State Teachers College), 

Cape Girardeau, Mo. 
♦Davis, Mrs. Frank L. (Sec. Home Work, Con. WSCS), 6123 West- 
minster Place, St. Louis (12), Mo. 
♦Chamberlain, Thomas (BE), 4576 Choteau, St. Louis, Mo. 

SAVANNAH (2) C 

Sec. A; Row 3; Seats 9-10 
Prothro, Charles W. (DS), Waynesboro D; Box 344, Sylvania, Ga. 
♦Carter, A. M. (Insurance), 1421 12th St., Augusta, Ga. 

Reserves 

Graham, Edward N. (DS), LaGrange D; Box 235, LaGrange, Ga. 
♦Smith, H. W. B. (Teacher), Statesboro, Ga. 

SHANTUNG (2) OS 

Sec. B; Row 18; Seats 718 

SOUTH CAROLINA (4) SE 

Sec. D; Row 2; Seats 1-4 
Ford, J. Emerson (P), St. Paul's; Orangeburg, S. C. 
Ward, Woodrow (Ex. Sec. Con. Bd. Education), 314 W. Palmetto St., 
Florence, S. C. 
♦Guilds, J. Caldwell (Pres. Columbia College), Columbia, S. C. 
♦Stackhouse, Will (BE), Marion, S. C. 

Reserves 

Phillips, W. Roy (P), Hartsville; Hartsville, S. C. 

Ledbetter, Samuel E. (DS), Marion D; Marion, S. C. 

Beckham, William A. (P), Chesterfield; Chesterfield, S. C. 
♦Bates, F. O. (Supt. Roper Hospital), Charleston, S. C. 
♦DuRant, Charlton (Lawyer), Manning, S. C. 
♦Kinney, John F. (Probate Judge), Bennettsville, S. C. 

SOUTH CAROLINA (6) C 

Sec. A; Row 14; Seats 1-6 
Green, Nathaniel W. (DS), Greenville D; Greenville, S. C. 
Miller, Samuel M. (DS), Charleston D; 377 Ashley Ave., Charles- 
ton, B. C. 
Ferguson, Clarence F. (DS), Spartanburg D; Spartanburg, S. C. 
♦Caldwell, Charles W. (R. R. Mail Clerk), Orangeburg, S. C. 
♦McDonald, Samuel J. (Retired Mail Clerk), Sumter, S. C. 
♦Gordon, Mrs. Mamie E. (H), Dillon, S.C. 

Reserves 

Reynolds, Calvin C. (DS), Florence D; Florence, S. C. 
Howard, Arthur R. (Sec. Temperance), Sumter, S. C. 
Thomas, George A. (P), Silver Hill Circuit; Spartanburg, S. C. 
*Gibbes, Mrs. Phylis M. (H), Greer, S. C. 



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*Green, Charles M. (School Teacher), Bennettsville, S. C. 
*Bolden, George W. (Insurance), Spartanburg, S. C. 

SOUTH FLORIDA (2) C 

Sec. A; Row 2; Seats 1-2 

Burns, Otis A. (DS), Atlantic D; Box 1242 West Palm Beach, Fla. 
*Smith, Harvey J. (Doctor), 2153 N.W. 6th Ave., Miami, Fla. 

Reserves 

Huger, Thomas A. (DS), Gulf D; 1043 Kettles Ave., Lakeland, Fla. 
*Rogers, George D. (Insurance Pres.), 1416 N. Boulevard, Tampa, 
Fla. 

SOUTH GEORGIA (8) SE 

Sec. C; Row 3; Seats 5-12 

Freeman, Horace T. (P), First Church; Albany, Ga. 

Moore, Leland (DS), Dublin D; Dublin, Ga. 

Fain, J. Ed (P), Wesley Monumental; 429 Abercorn St., Savannah, 
Ga. 

Johnson, Silas (P), Mulberry Street, Macon, Ga. 
*Blasingame, Walter A. (Druggist), Moultrie, Ga. 
*Shepherd, C. Leighton (Deceased; January 15, 1944). 
*Sapp, Mrs. Clarence C. (H), Albany, Ga. 

*Henderson, Zach S. (Dean, Georgia Teachers College), Statesboro, 
Ga. 

Reserves 

Quillian, William F. (Cultivation Sec. Gen. Bd. Missions and 
Church Extension), 150 Fifth Ave., New York (11), N. Y. 

Dell, Julian P. (DS), Valdosta D; Valdosta, Ga. 

Harrell, Luther A. (DS), Americus D; Cordele, Ga. 

Senter, Samuel T. (P), Vineville; Macon, Ga. 

Wilson, James H. (DS), Savannah D; 626 Maupas Ave., Savannah, 
Ga. 
*Wight, J. Slater (Nurseryman), Cairo, Ga. 
*Roberts, Warren (Lawyer), Macon, Ga. 
*Wimberly, Rudolph S. (Lawyer), Lumpkin, Ga. 
*Thrasher, Tigner E. (BE in Navy), McRae, Ga. 
*Vanlandingham, John W. (Merchant), Wrightville, Ga. 

SOUTH GERMANY (2) OS 

Sec. C; Row 20; Seats 9-10 

SOUTH INDIA (2) OS 

Sec. B; Row 20; Seats 7-8 

Seamands, Earl A. (Missionary on Service), Asbury College, Wil- 
more, Ky. 
*Linn, Kennie M. (Pharmacist), A. I. M. Tablet Industry, Bowringpet, 
South India), 150 Fifth Ave., New York (11), N. Y. 

Reserves 

Reddy, Ephrahim C. (Principal, Beynon Smith High School), 96 
Khanapur Road, Belgaum, South India. 
*Logue, Eva K. (Missionary Nurse), Yellari Village via Yadgiri, 
Deccan, South India. 



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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA-ARIZONA (12) W 

Sec. B; Row 13; Seats 1-2 

Day, Albert E. (P), First Church; 500 East Colorado St., Pasedcna 

(10), Cal. 
Smith, Roy L. (Editor, Christian Advocate), 740 Rush St., Chicaeo 

(11), III. 
Phillips, Glenn R. (P), Hollywood; 1818 Out Post Drive, HollyAvood, 

Cal. 
Clay, Russell E. (P), First Church; 102 N. Almansor, Alhambra, 

Cal. 
Tippett, Donald H. (P), First Church; 813 S. Hope St., Los Angeles, 

Cal. 
Lyons, James L. (DS), San Diego D; 426 S. Birch St., Santa Ana, 
Cal. 
*Hole, J. Wesley (Con. Treasurer), 125 East Sunset Blvd., Los 

Angeles (12), Cal. 
*Wilson, Mrs. Byron M. (H), 132 S. Sycamore, Los Angeles, Cal. 
*Wood, Alpheus B. P. (Con. Lay Leader), 433 Westminster Ave., 

Los Angeles, Cal. 
*Seymour, Mrs. Jerome (H), 952 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena, Cal. 
*McGiffin, James (Con. Youth Leader), 125 East Sunset Blvd., Los 

Angeles (12), Cal. 
*Sexson, James 0. (Supt. Good Samaritan Hospital), 1033 E. Mc- 
Dowell Road, Phoenix, Ariz. 

Reserves 

Huebner, Paul F. (P), First Church; 1320 Greynold Ave., Glendale, 

Cal. 
Chapman, Goi'don C. (P), Westwood; 828 Warner Ave., West Los 

Angeles, Cal. 
Warner, George A. (P), First Church; 2242 Dale St., San Diego, 

Cal. 
Harvey, Gerald B. (Ex. Sec. Con. Bd. Education), 1925 Galbreth 

Road, Pasadena, Cal. 
Trotter, Frederick B. (P), Huntington Park; 6205 Rugby St., Hunt- 
ington Park, Cal. 
Holman, Calvin E. (DS), Los Angeles D; 125 East Sunset Blvd., 

Los Angeles (12), Cal. 
McKee, Stanley S. (P), First Church; 3535 West 6th St., Riverside, 

Cal. 
Beane, S. M. (P), Hamilton; 1920 Naomi St., Los Angeles, Cal. 
Ragsdale, Way W. (P), First Church; 114 N. Pomona St., Fullerton, 
Cal. 
*Ode]l, Donald A. (Lawyer), 1001 Van Nuvs Bldg., Los Angeles 

(14), Cal. 
*Young, Lawrence (Printer), 1608 Cahnenga Blvd., Hollywood, Cal. 
*Cranston, John M. (Lawyer), 3690 Pringle St., San Diego, Cal. 
*McBaine, Mrs. Turner (H), Fegueroa Hotel, Los Angeles, Cal. 
*Cooper, Bert L. (Lawyer); 1144 Howard St., Claremont. Cal. 
♦Walker, Marion R. (Rancher), RFD 2, Box 328, Ventura, Cal. 
*Ristine, Miss Eethel (Deaconess), 1332 B. 26th St., Santa Monica, 

Cal. 
*Tower, Alphonso W. (Printer), 713 S. Adams St., Glendale, Cal. 
* Young, Joe M. (Teacher). 3411 South 9th Ave., Los Angeles, Cal. 

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS (6) NC 

Sec. C; Row 17;' Seats 7-12 
Brown, Paul B. (DS), Harrisburg D; 207 N. Granger St., Harris- 
burg, 111. 



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Kean, Roy N. (DS), Centralia D; 325 N. Eighth St., Mt. Vernon, 111. 
Henderson, Newton C. (DS), Olney D; 907 Twelfth St., Lawrence- 
ville. 111. 
*Knapp, Arthur (Livestock), 29 Signal Hill Place, East St. Louis, 111. 
"Hindman, J. Clyde ( ), Herrin, 111. 

*Avery, Mrs. Alice G. (CP-WSCS), 207 West Central Ave., Bethalto, 
111. 

Reserves 

Brown, Walter M. (DS), East St. Louis D; Lebanon, 111. 

Yost, Clark R. (Pres. McKendree College), Lebanon, 111. 

Whitten, George E. (DS), Carbondale D; 207 N. Almond Ave., Car- 
bondale, 111. 

Yateii, Earl U. (P), First Church; Centralia, 111. 

Phillips, Earl C. (P), Hari'isburg; Harrisburg, 111. 
*Davis, Mrs. Elmer (H), 1016 S. Granger, Harrisburg, 111 
*Woodley, Mark (Insurance), Marion, 111. 

*Paul, Miss May (H), Marion, 111. ; 

*Collins, John R. (Farmer), Crossville, 111. 
*Davis, J. H. (BE), Murphysboro, 111. 

SOUTHWEST (2) C 

Sec. D; Row 7; Seats 1-2 
Taggai-t, James H. (P), White Temple; 1406 Valmer St., Little Rock. 

Ark 
*Grffin, Mrs. T. J. (H), 249 Walnut St., Hot Springs, Ark. 

Reserves 

Wallace, J. N. (P), Wesley Chapel; 611 E. Easton St., Tulsa, Okla. 

Hall, C. C. (DS), Fort Smith D; Box 245, North Little Rock, Ark. 
*Strong, Mrs. M. F. (H), 3700 W. 20th St., Little Rock, Ark. 
*Cullins, J. S. (Postal Service), 4300 W. 17th St., Little Rock, Ark. 

SOUTHWEST GERMANY (2) OS 

Sec. C; Row 20; Seats 1-12 

SOUTHWEST MEXICAN (2) SC 

Sec. D; Row 17; Seats 1-2 
Medellin, Juan (P), Houston and Galveston; 1108 McKee St., Hous- 
ton, Texas. 
*Cerda, Gilberto (Prof. Del Rio High School), Del Rio, Texas. 

Reserves 

Gomez, Abel M. (P), Mission; 209 E. Sixth St., Mission, Texas. 
*Conti-eras, Adam (Merchant), Box 645, Mission, Texas. 

SOUTHWEST MISSOURI (8) SC 

Sec. C ; Rows 3-4 ; Seats 1-4, 1-4 
Street, Cassius E, (P), Linwood; Linwood and Olive Sts., Kansas 

City, Mo. 
Baker, E. D. (DS), Springfield D; 1141 N. Robberson St., Spring- 
field, Mo. 
Havighurst, Freeman C. (DS), Marshall-Sedalia D; 335 East Arrow 

St., Marshall, Mo. 
Ferryman, Willis L. (P), Marshall; Marshall, Mo. 
*Lyons, Leslie J. (Lawyer), 1002 Walnut St., Kansas City, Mo. 
*Smith, Robert J. (Judge, Court of Appeals), Springfield, Mo. 



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*Earp, W. L. (Newspaper Publisher), Nevada, Mo. 

*Lamb, Mrs. Fred A. (H), 6635 Edgevale Road, Kansas City, Mo. 

Reserves 

Campbell, Homer U. (Con. Treasurer), 312 West 4th St., Sedalia. 

Mo. 
Wright, Quincy R. (DS), Linwood D; 1121 McGec St., Kansas City, 

Mo. 
Shockley, Joseph M. (DS), Lebanon D; 603 W. Broad St., Bolivar, 

Mo. 
Clark, Vestal C. (P), Grace; 608 S. Jefferson St., Springfield, Mo. 
*Raut, Irvin (Ex Sec. Sedalia Boys Work Council), Sedalia, Mo. 
*Calame, Don (Farmer), Seymour, Mo. 
♦Farmer, Mrs. H. R. (H), 610 Page Ave., Springfield, Mo. 
*McCullum, A. A., 2.506 Norton Ave, Kansas City, Mo. 

SOUTHWEST TEXAS (8) SC 

Sec. D; Row 1; Seats 1-8 
Heinsohn, Edmund (P), University Church; Autsin (21), Texas. 
Curl, R. F. (DS), Brownsville D; 333 North 7th St., McAllen, Texas. 
Spellman, L. U. (DS), Corpus Christi D; 1513 Stillman St., Corpus 

Christi, Texas. 
Shirkey, Albert P (P), Travis Park; San Antonio, Texas. 
*Peel, David T. (Mortician), Peel's Mortuary, Corpus Christi, Texas. 
*Jackson, Will W. (Vice-Pres. Trinity University), San Antonio, 

Texas. 
*Barr, Mrs. C. A. (CP-WSCS), 2502 Aztec Drive, Austin, Texas. 
*Jackson, Henry E. (Lawyer), San Angelo, Texas. 

Reserves 

Hamner, Fred H. (DS), San Angelo D; 317 W. Concho St., San 

Batchelor,' Sloan L. (DS), San Antonio D; 1137 W. Ashby Place, 

San Antonio, Texas. 
Goodenough, Harold S. (DS), Kerrville D; Water St., Kerrville, 

Texas. 
Spann, J. Richard (P), Laurel Heights; San Antonio (10), Texas. 
Deschner, John (P), Beeville; Beeville, Texas. 
*Barber, D. Amos (Insurance), Kingsville, Texas. 
♦Montgomery, CliflFord M. (Prof. University of Texas), University 

♦McCreless,' Sollie E. (Insurance), 2202 W. Kings Highway, San 

Antonio, Texas. 
♦Fischer, Dan (U. S. Government Clerk), 2201 E. Crockett St., San 

Antonio, Texas. 
♦Mills, Oliver A. (Ranchman), Uvalde, Texas. 

SWEDEN (4) OS 

Sec. A; Row 18; Seats 1-4 
Arvidson, Theodor (Editor and Book Agent), Sibyllegatan 18, Stock- 
holm, Sweden. 
Henriksson, Gideon (DS), Sibyllegatan 18, Stockholm, Sweden. 
♦Eimir, Randolf (Teacher). Kristineham, Sweden. 
♦Inglander, Arthur (BE), Sibyllegatan 18, Stockholm, Sweden. 

SWITZERLAND (2) OS 

Sec. A; Row 17; Seats 7-8 



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Reserves 

No names sent in. 

TENNESSEE (6) SE 

Sec. C; Row 8; Seats 7-12 

Hodg-e, Bachman C. (DS), Nashville D; 810 Broadway, Nashville 

(2), Tenn. 
Raggett, John F. (DS), Cumberland D; Gallatin, Tenn. 
Harrell, Costen J. (P), West End; 2130 West End, Nashville, Tenn. 
*Yarbrough, Charles H. (BE), Yarbrough Co., Nashville, Tenn. 
*Wiseman, William H. (Mortician), Erin, Tenn. 

*Rust, Little J. (Lawyer), Commerce Union Bldg., Nashville (3), 
Tenn. 

Reserves 

Blue, Willard H. (P), First Church; Murfreesboro, Tenn. 
Pennington, Beecher B. (P), First Church; Columbia, Tenn. 
Ferguson, John L. (P), Belmont; 2007 Acklen St., Nashville, Tenn. 
Vivion, King (P), McKendree; Nashville, Tenn. 
Upperman, Harry L. (Pres. Baxter Seminary), Baxter, Tenn. 
*Batts, William 0. (Pres. Columbia Military Academy), Columbia, 

Tenn. 
*Whitmore, Ben A. (Publishing Agent), 810 Broadway, Nashville 

(2), Tenn. 
*Thompson, Emmett D. (Merchant), Centerville, Tenn. 
*Follin, Gerald W. (Asst. Principal, Webb School), Bell Buckle, Tenn. 
*Turnlev, Mrs. Edward W. (CP-WSCS), Woodmont Blvd., Nashville. 
Tenn. 

TENNESSEE (2) C 

Sec. A; Row 7; Seats 9-10 

Johnson, Julius. (DS), Nashville D; 1109 1st Ave., S., Nashville, 
Tenn. 
*Drake, Mrs. Mary M. (School teacher), 1032 2nd Ave., So., Nashville, 
Tenn. 

Reserves 

Golden, James W. (Sec. of Evangelism, CJ), 1106 Orleans St., 
Memphis, Tenn. 
*Freeman, Sewell C. (Dentist), 404 8th Ave., S., Nashville. Tenn. 

TEXAS (12) SC 

Sec. B; Rows 8-12; Seats 8-12, 6-12 

Mills, J. Walter (DS), Beaumont D; 2434 Liberty Ave., Beaumont, 

Texas. 
Brvan, Dawson, C. (P), St. Paul's; 5501 Main Blvd., Houston, Texas. 
Quillian, Paul W. (P), First Church; 901 Clay St., Houston, Texas. 
Bryan, Winfred F. (DS), Houston D; 2205 Maroneal, Houston, 

Texas. 
Tower, Joe Z. (P), First Church; Box 3247, Beaumont, Texas. 
Jones, Guv F. (P), First Church; Box 100, Marshall, Texas. 
^Banker, H. F. (Con. Lav Leader), Box 328, Port Arthur, Texas. 
*Mills, Mrs. J. Walter (H), 2434 Liberty Ave., Beaumont, Texas. 
*Calhoun, Galloway (Lawyer), Tyler, Texas. 
*Acker, Tom E. (Banker), Jacksonville, Texas. 
*Schaedel, Mrs. Charles T. (CP-WSCS), Bay City, Texas. 
* Thompson, Pat, Bay City, Texas, 



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Reserves 

Vivion, Monroe (DS), Marshall D; Box 567, Marshall, Texas. 
Richardson, Frank M. (DS), Galveston D; 1915 Avenue I, Galveston, 

McKenney, Stephen S. (DS), Tyler D; Box 66, Tyler, Texas. 

Bradley, Osborn W. (DS), Jacksonville D; Box 1497, Jacksonville, 
Texas. 

Clendenin, Stewart (P), First Church; Jacksonville, Texas. 

Peeples, Cecil E. (Pres. Lon Morris College), Jacksonville, Texas. 

Lokey, Clarence W. (DS), Bryan D; Box 1188, Brvan, Texas. 
♦Fondren, Mrs. Walter W. (H), 3410 Montrose Blvd., Houston, 

Texas. 
*Huffor, Earl (Educator), Huntsville, Texas. 
*McClellan, Sam K. (BE-Oil), Humble Oil Co., Houston, Texas. 
*Kidd, Mrs. John F. (H), Elkhart, Texas. 
*Daniel, Bill (County Attorney), Liberty, Texas. 
*Henderson, Sam L. (BE), Linden, Texas. 
*Yarbroug:h, Mrs. Walter G. (H), Tatum, Texas. 

TEXAS (4) C 

Sec. B; Row 18; Seats 9-12 

Scott, Julius S. (P), Trinity; 2414 St. Charles St., Houston, Texas. 

King, Willis J. (Pres. Gammon Theological Seminary), Atlanta, Ga. 

♦Johnston, Mrs. Pinkie D. (High School Teacher), Box 664, Marshall, 

Texas. 
*Joi-dan, Miles W. (Railroad Employee), 1502 Sydnor St., Houston, 
Texas. 

Reserves 

Farmer, James L. (Prof. Howard University), 1027 Euclid St., N. W. 

Washington, D. C. 
Newton, Andrew J. (DS), Houston D; 1810 Downing St., Houston, 

♦Patrick, Theodore W. (Retired Gov. Employee), 814 28th St., Gal- 

*Tatum, Robert T. (High School Principal), 1965 Popular St., Beau- 
mont, Texas. 

TROY (8) NE 

Sec. C; Row 1; Seats 5-12 
Perry, James A. (DS), Burlington D; 34 Henderson Terrace, Burling- 
ton, Vt. 
Miller, Cassius J. (DS), Albany D; 215 Lancaster St., Albany, N. Y. 
Bevan, Frank W. (DS), Glens Falls D; 33 Lincoln Ave., Glens Falls, 

N. Y. 
Ledden, W. Earl (P), Trinity; 215 Lancaster St., Albany, N. Y. 
*Gibson, Miss Henrietta (Associate Treas. Woman's Div. CS., Bd. 
Missions and Church Extension), 150 Fifth Ave., New York (11), 
N. Y. 
♦Ryder, Frank H. (Manufacturer), Cobleskill, N. Y. 
♦Clark, Anson C. (U. S. Customs Service), Newport, Vt. 
♦Burrows, Charles W. (Office Equipment), 34 Edgewood Ave., Albany 
N. Y. 

Reserves 

Adkins, Leon M. (P), First Church; 603 State St., Schenectady, N. Y. 
Ackley, Howard C. (P), Trinity; 811 Brandywine Ave., Schenectady, 
N. Y. 



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Tripp, Ernest F. (P), St. Mark's; 230 Fifth Ave., North, Troy, N. Y. 
Moss, Norman M. (P), First Church; 114 Caroline St., Saratoga 

Springs, N. Y. 
Martin, Eldon H. (P), Fifth Avenue-State Street: 2015 Fifteenth 

St., Troy, N. Y. 
Griffis, Harold W. (P), First Church; 36 Division St., Amsterdam, 
N. Y. 
*Baker, George (Real Estate), Morrisville, N. Y. 
*Chatfield, Eugene (Supervising internal Revenue Agent), 91 23rd St., 

Troy, N. Y. 
*Van Antwerp, Harry I. (Vice-Pres. Seven Oaks Camp Meeting), 

1533 Third Ave., Watervliet, N. Y. 
♦Maunder, Sidney T. (Electrical Engineer), 75 Hazelwood Terrace, 

Pittsfield, Me. 
♦Jackson, Mrs. Grace B. (H), Springfield, Vt. 

♦Garrison, Ellis B. (Blue Printer, Dept. Public Works), 58 Union 
Ave., Slingerlands, N. Y. 

UPPER IOWA (6) NC 

Sec. B; Row 18; Seats 1-6 
Baker, Earle A. (DS), Waterloo D; 1221 College St., Cedar Falls, 

Iowa. 
Temple, Herbert D. (DS), Dubuque D; 16th Fifth St., N. W., 

Oelwein, Iowa. 
Morrow, Harry E. (P), Buck Creek Rural Parish and Ryan; RFD 3, 
Hopkinton, Iowa. 
♦Cherrington, Mrs. Homer (CP-WSCS), Iowa City, Iowa. 
♦Cohagan, S. A. (Sec, Y.M.C.A.), Waterloo, Iowa. 
♦Elijah, Earl (Farmer), Clarence, Iowa. 

Reserves 

Gough, Edward T. (DS), Davenport D; Mount Vernon, Iowa. 
Kober, Marvin B. (P), First Church; 124 Washington St., Mason 

City, Iowa. 
Dill, H. Hughes (P), First Church; 804 Washing-ton St., Cedar Falls, 

Iowa. 
Marlin, James W. (P), Grace; 1158 Independence Ave., Waterloo, 
Iowa. 
♦Peet, J. Herb (Supt. Public Schools), 1503 Franklin St., Cedar Falls, 

Iowa. 
♦Pearson, Frank L. (Banker), West Branch, Iowa, 
♦Hankins, Sam R. (Retired Y.M.C.A. Sec), 401 Guaranty Bldg., Cedar 

Rapids, Iowa. 
♦Ray, Mrs. Thomas (H), Oelwein, Iowa. 

UPPER MISSISSIPPI (2) C 

Sec. D; Row 14; Seats 3-4 
Scarborough, Edward F. (DS), Holly Springs D; Box 527 Holly 
Springs, Miss. 
♦Hunt, Robert E. (High School Teacher), 1318 8th Ave., Columbus, 
Miss. 

Reserves 

Stallings, Matthew J. (P), Wesley; Box 93, Greenwood, Miss. 

McCoy, Lee M. (Pres. Rust College), Holly Springs, Miss. 
♦McEwen, Mrs. Georgia A. (Teacher), Tupelo, Miss. 
♦Williams, Mrs. Candace A. (Jeans Teacher), Oakley, Miss. 



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UPPER SOUTH CAROLINA (6) SE 

Sec. B; Row 7; Seats 1-6 
Pcelf, Clarence E. (Bethel). Ill York St., Chester, S. C. 
Black, Benjamin B. (P), Brandon; 1121 Pendleton St., Greenville, 

S. C. 
Chambers, Herbert O. (P), St. Paul; 116 Anderson St., Greenville, 
S. C. 
♦Snyder, Henry N. (Wofford College), Spartanburg, S. C. 
♦Greene, Walter K. (Pres. Wofford College), Spartanburg, S. C. 
♦Holler, J. Carlisle (County Supt. Education), 6.37 E. River St., An- 
derson, S. C. 

Reserves 

Turnipseed, B. Rhett (DS), Greenville D; 210 E. Earl St., Greenville, 

S. C. 
Barrett, James A. (P), Duncan and Wood's Chapel; Box 63 Duncan, 

S. C. 
Wiggins, Lemuel E. (DS), Anderson D; 804 S. McDuffie St., Ander- 
son, S. C. 
Rast, John M. (Pres. Lander College), Greenwood, S. G. 
♦Roberts, W. Dave (Supt. Epworth Orphanage), Columbia, S. C. 
♦Moore, Le Roy (Master, Spartanburg County), 702 Maple St., Spar- 
tanburg, S. C. 
♦Wharton, Joe P. (Traveling Salesman), 133 Grace St., Greenwood, 

S. C. 
♦Ward, James E. (Prof. Clemson College), Clemson, S. C. 

VIRGINIA (16) SE 

Sec. B; Rows 11-12; Seats 1-8, 1-8 
' Potts, J. Manning (P), Greene Memorial; 126 W. Church St., Roan- 
oke, Va. 
Riddick, Roland P. (DS), Roanoke D; 525 Belleville Road, Roanoke, 

Va. 
Harmon, Noland B., Jr. (Book Editor), 150 Fifth Ave., New York 

(11), N. Y. 
Gum. Walter C. (DS), Norfolk D; 454 Spottswood Ave., Norfolk, Va. 
Persinger, Benjamin M. (P), Epworth; 938 Westover Ave., Norfolk, 

Va. 
Bell, C. Cooper (DS), Lynchburg D; 2233 Rivermont Ave., Lynch- 
burg, Va. 
Rives, Joseph J. (P) , (Centenary) ; 1710 Grove Ave., Richmond, Va. 
Smart, W. Aiken (Pro. Emory University), Emory University, Ga. 
♦Rosenberger, John H. (Con. Lay Leader), Winchester, Va. 
♦Phelps, William R. (Manufacturer), 820 College St., Bedford, Va. 
♦Easter, John E. (Merchant), 120 W. Campbell St., Roanoke, Va. 
♦McAllen, George I (Supt. Va. Con. Orphanage), 3900 W. Broad 

Road, Richmond (21), Va. 
♦Wells, Luther W. (In.surance) , 1638 Central Nat'l Bank Bldg., Rich- 
mond, Va. 
♦Moreland, J. Earl (Pres. Randolph-Macon College), Ashland, Va. 
♦Redd, John H. (Real Estate), 2909 Montrose Ave., Richmond, Va.. 
♦Fisher, Burgie L. (Telephone Manager), Martinsville, Va. 

Reserves 

Tyler, John Paul (DS), Portsmouth-Newport News D; 732 Park 

Ave., Portsmouth, Va. 
Carroll, Thomas F. (DS), Richmond D; 1705 Psjrk Ave., Richmond, 

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90. Journal of the 19^4^ General Conference 

Wells, Frank L. (P), Court Street; 602 Madison St., Lynchburg, Va. 
White, Roscoe M. (Ex. Sec. Bd. Education), 314 Methodist Bldg., 

Richmond (19), Va. 
Bryant, R. Orman (DS), Winchester D; 405 Fairmount Ave., Win- 
chester, Va. 
Woolf, Ernest L. (Retired), 541 Arden Road, Roanoke, Va. 
Williams, Aden P. (DS), Alexandria D; 9 Rosemont Ave., Alex- 
andria, Va. 
Robertson, J. Callaway (P), Monument; 1707 Pai-k Ave., Richmond, 

Va. 
Dixon, John W. (DS), Eastern Shore D; Parksley, Va. 
Acey, Archie E. (P), Main Street; 841 Main St., Danville, Va. 
*Bennett, Albert L. (Supt. Schools), Covington, Va. 
*Gregory, Lucius (Merchant), Chase City, Va. 
*Boggs, John C. (Principal, Randolph-Macon Academy), Front Royal, 

Va. 
*Eanes, E. Ennis (Lawyer), Emporia, Va. 
*Fisher, Ray C. (Electric Supplies), 323 W. Main St., Charlottesville, 

Va. 
*Tavlor, H. K. (Auto Dealer), Mathews, Va. 
*Churn, S. C. (Railroad Official), Cape Charles, Va. 
*Brewer, Richard L., Jr. (Broker), Suffolk, Va. 
*Roper, William B. (Shipbuilder), Withers Bldg., Norfolk, Va. 
*Ball, Frank L. (Lawyer), Arlington, Va. 

WASHINGTON (4) C 

Sec. D; Row 9; Seats 1-4 
Williams, Robert M. (P), Asbury; 1914 11th St., N. W., Washington. 

D. C. 
Love, Edgar A. (Ex. Sec. Dept., of Negro Work, Sec. of Home Mis- 
sions, Bd. Missions and Church Extension), 111-16 174th St., 
Jamaica, N. Y. 
♦Fletcher, William E. (Retired Gov. Employee), Parole( Md. 
*Gaither, Mrs. Florence E. (Deaconess), 919 N. Carrolton Ave., Balti- 
more, Md. 

Reserves 
Queen, Caleb E. (DS), Alexandria D; 617 42nd St., N. E., Washing- 
ton, D. C. 
Lofton, Eli L. (DS), North Baltimore D; 1214 W. Lanvale St., Balti- 
more, Md. 
*Kess, Theodore W. (Insurance), Brooklyn, Md. 

*Jackson, Henrietta L. (Secretary-Stenographer), 227 R. St., N. W., 
Washington, D. C. 

WEST CHINA (2) OS 

Sec. B; Row 20; Seats 1-2 

Reserves 

No names sent in. 

WEST OKLAHOMA (8) SC 

Sec. B; Row 16; Seats 1-8 
Morgan, R. E. L. (P), First Church; Frederick, Okla. 
LaGrone, Don H. (DS), Enid D; 1417 W. Broadway, Enid, Okla. 
Babcock, Sidney H. (DS), Elk City D; 522 W. 6th St., Elk City, 

Okla. 
Smith, Robert J. (P), First Church; Ardmore, Okla. 
*McFall, Carl S. (Insurance), Frederick, Okla. 



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♦Clark, B. Clyde (Jeweler), 113 N. Harvey St., Oklahoma City, Okla. 
♦Morrison, Ed. (Pres. Panhandle A. and M. College), Goodwell, Okla. 
♦Foster, Mrs. Earl (CP-WSCS), 825 N. VV. 41st St.. Oklaloma City, 
Okla. 

Reserves 

Deschner, Phil (P), Ponca City; Ponca City, Okla. 

Hicks, Ernest C. (DS), Lawton D; 812 East Ae., Lawton, Okla. 

Ryan, Harry G. (DS), Ardmore D; 1001 W. Broadway, Ardmore, 

Okla. 
Smith, C. Q. (Pres. Oklahoma City University), Oklahoma City, 

Okla. 
Hutchinson, Alva R. (DS), Oklahoma City D; 2124 Gatewood, Okla- 
homa City (6), Okla. 
♦Dunlap, Mrs. E. B. (H), 1002 B, Lawton, Okla. 
♦Dismukes, Mrs. George (Con. Sec, Wesleyan Service Guild), 1409 

Chickasha, Chickasha, Okla. 
♦Kilney, Norris K. (Bank Cashier), Medford, Okla. 
♦Miller, George T. (Druggist), Mutual, Okla. 
♦Steele, A. Glenn (School Supt., Altus, Okla. 

WEST TEXAS (4) C 

Sec. D; Row 11; Seats 1-4 

McMillan, Kay W. (P), St. Andrews; 1061 East Rosedale, Fort 
Worth, Texas. 

Downs, Karl E. (Pres. Samuel Huston College), Austin, Texas. 
♦Henry, Joseph S. (Teacher), 1118 South 4th St., Waco, Texas. 
♦Brown, Samuel L. (Doctor), 3303 Holmes St., Dallas, Texas. 

Reserves 

Echols, Timothy B. (Director Religious Education, New Orleans 

Area), 1906 Tilotson Ave., Austin, Texas. 
Mosby, Robert S. (P), St. Paul; 130 N. Mesquite St., San Antonio, 
Texas. 
♦McMillan, Mrs. Emma V. (H), 1061 East Rosedale, Fort Worth, 

Texas. 
♦Brown, Mrs. Maggie M. (H), Lockhart, Texas. 

WEST VIRGINIA (14) NE 

Sec. D; Rows 6-7; Seats 1-10, 7-10 

Shaffer, Frank L. (DS), Charleston D; 1580 Quarrier St., Charles- 
ton, W. Va. 
Ware, H. Wendell (DS), Fairmont D; 713 Walnut St., Fairmont, 

W. Va. 
Wolfe, John L. (DS), Parkersburg D; 1221 Washington Ave., Park- 

ersburg, W. Va. 
Hoffman, Joseph C. (P), Christ Church; 109 Morris St., Charleston, 

W. Va. 
Walton, A. Jack (Bd. of Missions and Church Extension), 150 Fifth 

Ave., New York (11), N. Y. 
Riggleman, Leonard (Pres. Morris Harvev College), Charleston, W. 

Va. 
Hanifan, John E. (P), First Church; 170 W. Pike St., Clarksburg, 

W. Va. 
♦Curtis, W. Foss (Con. Lay Leader), 1307 8th St., Moundsville, W. Va. 
♦Bright, George W. (Coal BE), Beckley, W. Va. 
♦Downs, Mrs. W. M. (CP-WSCS). Fairmont. W. Va. 



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*Cox, A. Ward (Merchant), Charleston, W. Va. 
*Harshbarger, Clyde L. (Banker), Milton, W. Va. 
*Law, Clyde O. (Insurance), 900 Hawley Bldg., Wheeling, W. Va. 
*0'Dell, Wesley H. (Oil Operator), Charleston, W. Va. 

Reserves 

Yoak, John B. F., Jr. (P), First Church; Princeton, W. Va. 

Eastwood, C. Glenn (P), Trinity; Bluefield, W. Va. 

Broyles, Joseph W. (Pres. West Virginia Wesleyan College), Buck- 
hannon, W. Va. 

Brandt, Charles E. (P), Simpson; Mdundsville, W. Va. 

Aspinall, Rowland (DS), Beckley D; 121 Beckley Ave., Beckley, W. 
Va. 

Stater, Charles G. (P), First Church; 322 Fairmont Ave., Fairmont, 
W. Va. 

Bennett, Alfred E. (P), First Church; 317 Kerens Ave., Elkins, W. 
Va. 

Zumbrunnen, Thomas M. (DS), Huntington D; 645 12th Ave., Hunt- 
ington, W. Va. 
*Shaw, Judge Harry (Lawyer), Fairmont, W. Va. 
*Collins, Mrs. Myron S. (H), Wheeling, W. Va. 

* Wiseman, Homer W. (Postal Clerk), Elkins, W. Va. 

*Ferguson, Charles W. (Judge, 24th Judicial District), Wasme, W. 
Va. 

* Aspinall, Richard (Educator), Moi'gantown, W. Va. 
*Coffman, C. S. (Dentist), Lewisburg, W. Va. 

Athey, Thomas A. (Deputy County Clerk), 800 Grand Central Ave., 
Vienna, W. Va. 
*Sanders, John S. (Bookkeeper), McComas, W. Va. 

WEST WISCONSIN (4) NC 

Sec. A; Row 4; Seats 1-4 

Jordan, Fred J. (D|S), Northern D; 806 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire, 

Wis. 
White, Paul B. (P), Portage and Merrimac; 108 E. Pleasant St., 
Portage, Wis. 
*Whitcher, Frank 0. (Banker), Platteville, Wis. 
*Tyrer, Howard G. (Mail Carrier), Mineral Point, Wis. 

Reserves 

Hughes, Alfred F. (Ex. Sec. Con. Bd. Education), 1127 University 

Ave., Madison, Wis. 
Newell, J. Pierce (DS), Southern D; 1145 Rutledge St., Madison, 

Wis. 
Gee, R. Harold (DS), Central D; 711 Division St., LaCrosse, Wis. 
*Hirst, Archie L. (BE), Madison, Wis. 
*Clarke, Mrs. Ernest E. (CP-WSCS), Sparta, Wis. 
*Draper, Fred W. (Retired Farmer), Loyal, Wis. 

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA (14) SE 

Sec. C; Rows 6-7; Seats 1-7, 1-7 

Garber, Paul N. (Dean, The Duke Divinity School), Duke Station, 
Durham, N. C. 

Nease, Edgar H. (P), West Market Street; 2100 W. Market St., 
Greensboro. N. C. 

Weaver, Charles C. (DS), Winston-Salem D; 898 Lynwood, Winston- 
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Stafford, Garland R. (P), Forest City; N. C. 

Rowe, Gilbert T. (Prof. Duke University), Duke Station, Durham, 

N. C. 
Humphreys, Gideon I. (Pres. High Point College), High Point, N. C. 
Jordan, G. Rav (P), First Church; 1226 Dilworth Road, Charlotte 

(3), N. C. 

* Bunch, R. C. (BE), Statesville, N. C. 

*Ivey, J. B. (Department Store), Charlotte N. C. 

*Jones, James A. (Contractor), Charlotte, N. C. 

*Woosley, Oscar V. (Supt. Children's Home), Wintson-Salem, N. C. 

♦Weaver, Mrs. Charles C. (CP-WSCS), 898 Lvnwood, Wintson-Salem 

(5),N. C. 
*Evans, Paul F. (Con. Lav Leader), Lexington, N. C. 
♦Hoey, Clyde R. (Lawyer), Shelby, N. C. 

Reserves 

Stanbury, Walter A. (P), Centenary; West Fifth St., Winston-Salem, 

N. C. 
Allen, Houston G. (P), Broad Street; 308 Walnut St., Statesville. 

N. C. 
Blackard, Embree H. (P), Myers Park; 1527 Queens Road, Charlotte 

(4), N. C. 
Bowles. Charles P. (P), Wadesboro; 310 Rose Terrace, Wadesboro, 

N. C. 
Hoyle, John W., Jr. (P), Trinity; Kannapolis, N. C. 
Hiatt, Joseph S. (DS), Statesville D; 240 Walnut St., Statesville, 

N. C. 
Craven, James B. (DS), Charlotte D; 1100 Queens Road, Charlotte 

(4),N. C. 
Powell, Howard P. (P), Dilworth; 605 East Blvd., Charlotte (3), 

N. C. 
Taylor, Samuel W^ (DS), Thomasville D; 8 Forsyth St., Thomasville, 

N. C. 
Hayes, Leonidas B. (DS), Greensboro D; 320 E. Greenway, Greens- 
boro, N. C. 
*Gobbel, Luther L. (Pres. Greensboro College), Greensboro, N. C. 
*Kirby, Andrew J. (BE), Gastonia, N. C. 
*Ivey, George F. (Furniture Manufacturer), Hickory, N. C. 

* Weaver, Guy (Lawyer), Asheville, N. C. 
♦Redding. Mrs. W. Frank, Jr. (H), Asheboro, N. C. 
*Er\vin, Paul R. (Lawver), Law Bldg., Charlotte (2), N. C. 
♦Pickens, Marshall L (BE), Duke Endowment, Charlotte (2), N. C. 
♦Dunham, Harry A. (Music Dealer), 62 Patton Ave., Asheville, N. C. 
*Coleman, R. D. (Paper Mill), Canton, N. C. 

♦Koonce, A. J. (Banker), High Point, N. C. 

WISCONSIN (6) NC 

Sec. C; Row 9; Seats 7-12 

Sheppard, R. Burton (DS), Watertown D; 608 So. 10th St., Water- 
town, Wis. 
Reykdal, Theodore J. (DS), Appleton D; 1617 N. Durkee St., Apple- 
ton, Wis. 
Cannon. 0. D. (DS), Milwaukee D; 2568 N. Grant Blvd., Milwaukee 
(10), Wis. 
♦Roberts, E. Howard (BE), 7130 W. Wisconsin Ave., Wauwatosa, 

Wis. 
♦Law, Mrs. John G. (H). 43 E. Division St., Fond du Lac, Wis. 
*Hocking, Edward P. (BE), Oakland Ave., Janesville, Wis. 



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Reserves 

Abbey, Merrill R. (P), First Church; 1010 W. Wisconsin Ave., Mil- 
waukee (3) , Wis. 

Mathews, Ernest J. (Sec. Con. Claimants), 213 S. James St., Wau- 
kesha, Wis. 

Conner, W. Ross (P), First Church; 306 Franklin St., Wausau, Wis. 

* Jacobs, George A. (Insurance), 51 S. Jackson St., Janesville, Wis. 
*Holtz, Fred G. (Insurance), Box 12, Columbus, Wis. 

*Goodrick, Perry C. (Tent Co.), 119 E. Division St., Fond du Lac, 
Wis. 

WYOMING (6) NE 

Sec. A; Row 4; Seats 5-10 

Lott, Fred E. (P), High Street; 1290 Vestal Ave., Binghamton, 

N. Y. 
Savige, George R. (DS), Oneonta D; 3 West St., Oneonta, N. Y. 
Crompton, J. Roland (DS), Wilkes-Barre D; 248 Sprague Ave., 
Kingston, Pa. 
*Hunt, Walter L. (Manufacturer), Unadilla, N. Y. 
*Lord, A. Taylor (Merchant), 4 Summer St., Binghamton, N. Y. 
*Hart, John C. (Teacher) 538 Carey Ave., Wilkes Barre, Pa. 

Reserves 

Buckingham, Harold C. (P), First Church; 64 Chestnut St., Oneonta, 

N. Y. 
Foote, Adrian B. (DS), Scranton D; 919 Sunset St., Scranton, Pa. 
Burke, Alfred R. (DS), Binghamton D; 669 Chenango St., Bing- 
hamton, N. Y. 
^Tolley, Earl V. (P), Johnson City; 15 Baldwin St., Johnson City, 

New York, N. Y. 
*Quay, Ei-nest E. (Teacher), Wyoming Seminary, Kingston, Pa. 

* Wilson, Jerry B. (Merchant), Oneonta, N. Y. 

*Clark, Eno W. (Secretary), 905 Grandview St., Scranton, Pa. 
*Gordon, Harry B. (Relator), 1st National Bank Bldg., Scranton, 
Pa. 

WYOMING STATE (2) W 

Sec. D; Row 5; Seats 9-10 

Walker, James W. (DS), Frontier D; 1114 South Ash St., Casper, 
Wyoming. 
*Strange, John K. (Con. Lay Leader), 1321 Park Ave., Laramie, 
Wyoming. 

Reserves 

Kitch, Dwight M. (P), Worland and Ten Sleep; 616 Coburn Ave., 
Worland, Wyoming. 
*Peck, LeRoy E. (Dairy), Box 774, Riverton, Wyoming. 

YENPING (2) OS 

Sec. B; Row 20; Seats 3-4 

Bankhardt, Frederick (Missionary), Yenping, Fukien, China. 
*Chen, Leslie (Doctor). 

Reserves 

Dennis, Louis R. 
*Chi, Ting Hung (BE). 



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SOUTHERN CONGO I»ROVISIONAL ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

(See Par. 440, 1940 Disciijlive.) 
Newell S. Booth. 

AFFILIATED AUTONOMOUS CHURCHES 

(See Par. 432, 19^0 Discipline, The Methodist Church; Pars. 11.53-4 
(a) and 5 (d), 1936 Disciplim', the Methodist Episcopal Church; 
and Par. 85, 1938 Discipline, the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.) 

METHODIST CHURCH OF BRAZIL (2) 

Sec. D; Row 17; Seats 3-4 
Bishop Cesar Dacorso, Rua Pais de Andrade, 118 Sao Paulo, Brazil. 
James E. Ellis (Missionray) , Caixa Postal 2009, Sao Paulo, Brazil. 

JAPAN METHODIST CHURCH (1) OS 

Sec. C; Row 21; Seat 3 

KOREAN METHODIST CHURCH (I) OS 

Sec. D; Row 17; Seat 9 

METHODIST CHURCH OF MEXICO (2) OS 

Sec. A; Row 9; Seats 3-4 
Bishop Eleazar Guerra, Balderas 47, Mexico, D. F., Mexico. 
Milton C. Davis (Missionary), Apartado 117 Bis, Mexico. D. P.. 
Mexico. 



UNOFFICIAL DELEGATES SEATED BY THE 

GENERAL CONFERENCE AT THE REQUEST 

OF THE COUNCIL OF BISHOPS 

(See pages 223, 225) 

(*) Lay delegate 
INDIA 

BENGAL 

Williams, Fred G., 434 S. Santa Fe Avenue, Salina, Kas. 
*Pierce, Miss Mildred L., 1323 E. Silver St., Albuquerque, N. Mex. 

BURMA 

♦Stockwell, Miss Grace, 217 Center Avenue, El Monte, Cal. 

CENTRAL PROVINCES 

*Colony, Miss Lucile, 327 Blackwell St., Iowa City, Iowa. 

GUJARAT 

Templin, Leslie G., 6120 Ingleside Ave., Chicago, 111. 
♦Templin, Mrs. Leslie G., 6120 Ingleside Ave., Chicago, 111. 

HYDERABAD 

*Simonds, Miss Mildred, 907 "O" Ave., La Grande, Oregon. 

INDUS RIVER 

Stuntz, Clyde B., 99 Clarement Ave., New York (27), N. Y. 
*Christensen, Miss Lydia D., 1805 Seventh St., Harlan, Iowa. 

LUCKNOW 

* Bacon, Miss Nettie A., Granada, Minn. 

NORTHWEST INDIA 

Pace, J. C, R. F. D. 3, Box 375, Plainview, Texas. 
♦Richards, Miss Gertrude E., Holding Institute, Laredo, Texas. 

CHINA 

CENTRAL CHINA 

Shen, John B., Drew University, Madison, N. J. 
*Watters, Dr. Hyla, 2741 Arlington Ave., Spuvten Duyvil Hill, New 
York (63), N. Y. 

EAST CHINA 

Anderson, Sid R., Scarritt College, Nashville, Tenn. 
*Yang, Y, C, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York (20), N. Y. 

FOOCHOW 

*Liu, Miss Katherine, Merrill Palmer School, Detroit, Mich. 

HINGHWA 

Winter, Charles. 
"Westcott, Miss Pauline E., 606 Saginaw St., Durand, Mich. 

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NORTH CHINA 

Dewey, Horace E., 2635 Summit St., Columbus (2) Ohio. 
♦Studley, Miss Ellen M., 1017 Waterloo St., Los Angele*. Cal. 

SHANTUNG 

Hanson, Perry O., 302 East St., lola, Kas. 
*Jones, Miss Dorothy. 

WEST CHINA 
Beech, Joseph, 2110 Fargo Ave., Chicago, III. 
♦Shearer, Miss Marv C, 4528 Second Ave., North, St. Petersburg (6), 
Fla. 

YENPING 
*Lind, Miss Jennie, 

PHILIPPINE ISLANDS 

PHILIPPINE 

Peterson, B. O., 335 West 29th St., New York (1), N. Y. 
* Evans, Miss Mary A., 214 Highland St., Milton, Mass. 

NORTHERN PHILIPPINE 

Lyons, Ernest S. 
*Davis, Miss Hazel, Morristown, Ind. 

MALAYSIA 

MALAYA 

Archer, R. L., 115-25 Meti'opolitan Ave., Kew Gardens, Long Island, 
N. Y. 
*Bunce, Miss Thirsa, 2318 South Center St., Terre Haute, Ind. 

SOUTH AMERICA 

CHILE 

Hauser, Scott P., Scarritt College, Nashville, Tenn. 

AFRICA 

LIBERIA 

Wengatz, J. C, Taylor University, Upland, Ind. 

NORTH AFRICA AND EUROPE 

BOHEMLV-MORAVIA 

Bartak, Joseph P., Shiner, Texas. 

BALTIC AND SLAVIC 

Laupmanis, Janis, R. F. D. 4, South Haven, Mich. 

POLAND 

Warfield, Gaither P., 110 N. Bentz St., Frederick, Md. 

FINLAND 

*Hammerberg, Mrs. Anton, 5639 Sheridan Road, Chicago, 111. 



ALPHABETICAL LIST OF DELEGATES 

* Before a name means Lay Delegate. The number in parantheses 
after each name is the number of the General Standing Legislative 
Committee to which that Delegate has been assigned by his Annual 
Conference Delegation. Where no number follows the name, Commit- 
tee Assignments were not received. Abbreviations in right-hand 
column after the names of the Annual Conferences: NE, Northeastei-n 
Jurisdiction; SE, Southeastern Jurisdiction; C, Central Jurisdiction;- 
NC, North Central Jurisdiction; SC, South Central Jurisdiction; W. 
Western Jurisdiction; OS, Overseas Conference. 

*Acker, Tom E. (3) Texas, SC 

* Adams, Charles V. (4) Central Pennsylvania, NE 

*Aldrich, Mrs. Arthur O. (4) Rock River, NC 

Allgood, Benjamin F. (6) New Jersey, NE 

Allison, Oscar E. (2) Kansas, SC 

*Allison, Will F. (4) Illinois, NC 

^Anderson, Floyd N. (1) Central Kansas, SC 

Anderson, William K. (3) Pittsburgh, NE 

*Andrew, Walter M. (5) New York, NE 

Andrews, Benjamin H. (5) Louisiana, SC 

Andrews, Henry M. (7) Alabama, SE 

*Appleby, Troy W. (5) Ohio, NC 

*Archer, William D. (6) North-East Ohio, NC 

*Avery, Mrs. Alice G. (4) Southern Illinois, NC 

Arvidson, Theodor Sweden, OS 

*Awtrey, Mrs. Lemon M. (4) !*•. North Georgia, SE 

Babcock, Sidney H. (6) West Oklahoma, SC 

Bacon, C. Clifford (7) lowa-Des Moines, NC 

Baggett, John F. (3) Tennessee, SE 

♦Bailey, Miss Marion M. (8) Detroit, NC 

*Bailey, Thomas L. (8) Mississippi, SE 

Baker, Earle A. (2) Upper Iowa, NC 

Baker, E. D. (2) Southwest Missouri, SC 

*Baker, John H. (6) Baltimore, NE 

*Baker, Mrs. J. H. (4) Dakota, NC 

*Baker, Leverett C. (8) Central Kansas, SC 

Baker, Rufus C. (6) Colorado, W 

Baker, W. Harrison (2) North Texas, SC 

*Bancroft, E. Dow (1) '..'.* Ohio, NC 

Baner, Albert L. (2) New Jersey, NE 

*Banker, H. F. (1) Texas, SC 

Bankhardt, Frederick Yenping, OS 

*Barr, Mrs. C. A. (4) Southwest Texas, SC 

*Barradell, William H. (6) New York East, NE 

*Bartlett, Mrs. Edward R. (4) Northwest Indiana, NC 

Bartley, Henry W. (4) Florida, C 

*Bartz. Otto F. (I) Northwest Iowa, NC 

Baumhofer, Earl F. (3) Northern Minnesota, NC 

Bays, James A. (5) Holston, SE 

Beebe. Albert E. (2) New York East, NE 

Bell. C. Cooper (1) Virginia, SE 

"Bell. Mrs. Frank G. (4) North Alabama, SE 

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Bennett, Reginald V. (3) Louisville, SE 

*Berger, Dr. Evelyn Miller (3) California, W 

Bevan, Frank W. (8) Troy, NE 

*Bickley, Mrs. C. A. (8) Northwest Texas, SC 

Bisbee, Royal D Gujarat, OS 

Black, Benjamin B. (4) Upper South Carolina, SE 

Blackard, William F. (4) Holston, SE 

*Blasingame, Walter A. (1) South Georgia, SE 

*Boero, Domingo Chile, OS 

'^Boudet, Moises (7) Cuba, SE 

Bowen, John W. E. (2) Louisiana, C 

*Bovd, David A. (1) Florida, C 

*Boyd, Miller W. (1) East Tennessee, C 

Bovd, P. M. (5) ; Florida, SE 

Bradshaw, Robert W. (3) North Carolina, SE 

Brady, Austin C. (4) New Jersey, NE 

*Bragg, Mrs. J. D. (4) St. Louis, SC 

Branscomb, John W. (2) Florida, SE 

Bransford, Wesley H. (2) North Indiana, NC 

Brashares, Charles W. T3) Detroit, NC 

*Brazier, John S. (1) Louisiana, C 

Brewster, Edward B. (1) Ohio, NC 

-Bright, George W. (1) West Virginia, NE 

*Brockett, Howard R. (7) New York East, NE 

*Brookes, E. Luther (1)— Deceased March 29, 1944 Atlanta, C 

Brooks, Robert N. (5) North Carolina, C 

Brown, Earl R. (4) North-East Ohio, NC 

"Brown, Herman D. (1) Delaware, C 

*Brown, I. W. (6) Illinois, NC 

Brown, Paul B. (2) Southern Illinois, NC 

*Brown, Mrs. Robert T. (2) Kentucky', SE 

*Brown, Samuel L. (4) West Texas, SC 

*Brown, Mrs. Wallace E. (5) Central New York, NE 

■Brown, Mrs. Warren E. (4) Michigan, NC 

*Brown, Mrs. W. Raymond (4) Genesee, NE 

Brown, William E. (4) New Mexico, SC 

Brownlee, Thomas M. (4) Mississippi, SE 

Bryan, Dawson C. (4) Texas, SC 

*Bryan, Mrs. Gid J. (8) Central Texas, SC 

Brvan, Winfred F. (1) Texas, SC 

*Bryant, R. Bernard (6) Northwest Texas, SC 

Bunch, Jesse W. (6) Oregon, W 

♦Bunch, R. C. (1) Western North Carolina, SE 

Burgan, Harry W. (7) Baltimore, NE 

Burns, Otis A. (7) South Florida, C 

♦Burrows, Charles W. (6) Troy, NE 

Butham, John C. (2) Northwest Iowa, NC 

*Byers, Charles A. (1) Kansas, SC 

♦Caldwell, Charles W. (1) South Carolina, C 

♦Calhoun, Galloway (8) Texas, SC 

Callaghan, Arthur A. (2) Maine, NE 

♦Cannon, John S. M. (8) Little Rock, SC 

Cannon, 0. D. (2) Wisconsin, NC 

Carder, Okey J. (8) Missouri, SC 

Carlyon, Richard E. (8) Nebraska, SC 

♦Carman, Edward R. (1) New York East, NE 

Carpenter, Guv 0. (2) Indiana, NC 

♦Carr, Robert B. (6) North Alabama, SE 



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Carroll, Arthur G. (6) New York, NE 

*Carson, John T. (1) Philadelphia, NE 

♦Carter, A. M. (1) Savannah, C 

Carter, George W. (4) Louisiana, C 

Caton, Andrew C. (8) Montana, W 

*Cerdo, Gilberto (3) Southwest Mexican, SC 

*Chafee, H. Almon (3) New York East, NE 

Chambers, Herbert 0. (6) Upper South Carolina, SE 

*Chen, Leslie Yenping, OS 

*Cherrington, Ernest H. (8) Ohio, NC 

*Cherrington, Mrs. Homer V. (4) Upper Iowa, NC 

■Cherry, Hal H. (1) Central Texas, SC 

^Child's Benjamin G. (7) North Carolina, SE 

Chitwood, J. Henry (8) North Alabama, SE 

*Christian, Ashirwad Gujarat, OS 

*Christenberrv, W. B. (1) Alabama, SE 

*Clark, Ansoii C. (1) Troy, NE 

*Clark, B. Clyde (8) West Oklahoma, SC 

Clark, 0. P. (2) Northwest Texas, SC 

*Clark, Mrs. Samuel H. (7) Newark, NE 

Clay, Russell E. (6) Southern California-Arizona, W 

*Clay, Thomas B. (1) Genesee, NE 

Cleland, Joseph W. (2) North-East Ohio, NC 

*Cliffe, Albert W. (8) Philadelphia, NE 

*Coates, Cristobal G Eastern South America, OS 

*Cohagan, S. A. (1) Upper Iowa, NC 

Colie, Cluade C. (2) New York, NE 

Coldsmith, Charles I. (8) Kansas, SC 

*Cole, Mrs. Redmond S. (4) East Oklahoma, SC 

Colley, Thomas E. (3) Erie, NE 

Collins, Oliver J. (2) Peninsula, NE 

Coman, Alfred P. (3) Central New York, NE 

*Conneli, Mrs. R. E. (2) North Arkansas, SC 

*Coons, H. Westlake (3) New York, NE 

*Cooper, Charles E Liberia, OS 

Cooper, Claude W. (5) lowa-Des Moines, NC 

Coors, D. Stanley (2) Michigan, NC 

Corson, Fred P. (3) Central Pennsylvania, NE 

Coulter, Charles M. (3) Ohio, NC 

*Cox, A. Ward (8) West Virginia, NE 

*Crabbe, George W. (8) Baltimore, NE 

Cram, Willard G. (4) Kentucky, SE 

Crane, Henry Hitt (8) Detroit, NC 

*Crawford, Alfred C. (1) Rock River, NC 

Cromer, Horace E. (4) Baltimore, NE 

Crompton, J. RoUand (6) Wyoming, NE 

*Crummev, John D. (5) California, W 

Curl, R. F. (2) Southwest Texas, SC 

*Currie, Miss Margaret (6) Maine, NE 

Curry, James C. (5) East Oklahoma, SC 

*Curtiss, W. Foss (1) West Virginia, NE 

Curtis, W. Marvette (2) Alabama, SE 

Dacorso, Bishop Cesar Brazil, OS 

Danford, John W. (2) Ohio, NC 

Daniels, W. Clay (8) Holston, SE 

*Dannelly, Clarence M. (3) Alabama, SE 

Das. Preo N Bengal, OS 

*Davage, Matthew S. (3) Louisiana, C 



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Davenport, George M. (2) . North Alabama, SE 

Davis, Ernest E. (2) Genesee, NE 

*Davis, J. Bovd (6) Ohio, NC 

*Davis, Milton C (3) Mexico, OS 

*Davis, Wan-en H. (1) New Hampshire, NE 

*Davis, Wilmer Fell (3) Peninsula, NE 

Day, Albert E. (8) Southern California-Arizona, W 

*Dav. Kelley J. (1) Kentucky, SE 

*Deal, Edson H. (1) . Idaho, W 

♦DeLong, Clarence H. (1) Illinois, NC 

♦Deneke, Wesley A. (1) St. Louis, SC 

Denniston, Benjamin M. (7) New Yoi'k, NE 

Depp, Mark (8) Pittsburgh, NE 

*DeWeese, Henry O. (5) North Indiana, NC 

*Ding, James L. Foochow, OS 

*Dolliver, James I. (8) Northwest Iowa, NC 

Donald, W. Clvde (2) Detroit, NC 

♦Donaldson, Mrs. B. R. (5) Detroit, NC 

Donaldson. Charles M. (4) Idaho, W 

Doss, W. LaFayette, Jr. (2) Louisiana, SC 

Downs, Karl E.'(3) V West Texas, C 

*Downs, Mrs. Ward M. (4) West Virginia, NE 

*Drake, Mrs. M. M. (2) Tennessee, C 

Duncombe, Franklin (6) Philadelphia, NE 

*Earp, William L. (5) Southwest Missouri, SC 

♦Easter, John E. (4) Virginia, SE 

♦Eastman, Joel A. (2) Illinois, NC 

*Ebner, Mrs. Anne M. (3) New Jersey, NE 

♦Edwards, Joseph R. (5) Central Texas, SC 

♦Eells, Linden L. (7) Nebraska, SC 

♦Egan, James A. (3) East Oklahoma, SC 

^ Eimir, Randolf Sweden, OS 

♦Elijah, Earl (8) Upper Iowa, NC 

♦Elliott, William P. (1) Central Kansas, SC 

Ellis, James E. Brazil, OS 

*Ellis, Matt. L. (1) Little Rock, SC 

-Ely T. Blair (1) Peninsula, NE 

Estes, Lud H. (3) Memphis, SE 

*Evans, Evan C. (1) Louisville, SE 

♦Evans, Paul F. (1) Western North Carolina, SE 

Fain, J. Ed (7) South Georgia, SE 

Ferguson, Clarence F. (3) South Carolina, C 

♦Fisher, Burgie L. (6) Virginia, SE 

*Fitch, Harold (5) Illinois, NC 

♦Flegal, Mrs. Frank Porter (4) California, W 

♦Fletcher, Abbott L. (8) Northern Minnesota, NC 

*Fletcher, Wilham E. (1) Washington, C 

Ford, J. Emerson (3) South Carolina, SE 

♦Forman, Julius M. (5) North Mississippi, SE 

♦Foster, Chapin D. (8) Pacific Northwest, W 

♦Foster, Mrs. Earl (5) West Oklahoma, SC 

P^x, Jesse W. (3) North Indiana, NC 

Freeman, Horace T. (2) South Georgia, SE 

♦Frev, Max V. (2) Central Pennsylvania, NE 

Frye, Glenn M. (1) Michigan, NC 



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*Gaither, Mrs. Florence E. (8) Washington, C 

Galbraith, John A. (4) Erie, NE 

Gamble, Foster K. (6) North Alabama, SE 

*Gammon, Bert 0. (1) lowa-Des Moines, NC 

Garber, Paul N. (5) Western North Carolina, SE 

Garrison, Edwin R. (8) North Indiana, NC 

Garth, Schuyler E. (1) North-East Ohio, NC 

Gernhardt, Henry J. (3) North Dakota, NC 

*Gettle, Homer R. (1) North Indiana, NC 

♦Gibson, Miss Henrietta (4) Troy, NE 

♦Gilligan, Henry (5) Baltimore, NE 

*Gillinder, James M. (3) Newark, NE 

Gleiser, Walter S. (5) Pacific Northwest, W 

Goff , Charles R. (2) Rock River, NC 

*Goodell, Ralph A. (3) Michigan, NC 

Goodsell, H. Guy (2) Oregon, W 

*Gordon, Mrs. Maymie E. (8) South Carolina, C 

Gordon, R. Ernest (6) Kansas, SC 

*Gossard, Harry C. (1) New Mexico, SC 

♦Grace, J. Harry (1) Baltimore, NE 

Grant, A. Raymond (8) California, W 

Grant, Thomas McM. (2) North Carolina, SE 

=^Gray, Robert A. (3) Florida, SE 

*Green, Roy M. (5) Nebraska, SC 

Greene, Nathaniel W. (2) South Carolina, C 

*Greene, Walter K. (3) Upper South Carolina, SE 

*Greenhaw, Karl (7) North Arkansas, SC 

*Greenslit, Henry M (1) Nebraska, SC 

Greer, Robert E. (6) Holston, SE 

*Gregg, Frank H. (8) Louisville, SE 

♦Griffin, Mrs. T. J. (1) Southwest, C 

Grimes, Charles C. (2) Memphis, SE 

Grummon, Arthur R. (8) Illinois, NC 

Guerra, Bishop Eleazar (4) Mexico, OS 

♦Guilds, J. Caldwell (1) South Carolina, SE 

Gum, Walter C. (6) Virginia, SE 

Gunter, William (8) New England, NE 

♦Guyer, Mrs. Laura V. (7) Central Pennsylvania, NE 

♦Hakim, Miss Eileen B Indus River, OS 

♦Haley, Paul S. (5) North Alabama, SE 

♦Hample, Gideon A. (8) North Dakota, NC 

Hanifan, John E. (2) : West Virginia, NE 

♦Hardy, Aage Norway, OS 

Harmon, Nolan B., Jr. (5) Virginia, SE 

Harper, Marvin H. (7) Central Provinces, OS 

♦Harrah, Ezra C. (1) Colorado, W 

Harrell, Costen J. (1) Tennessee, SE 

Harris, M. LaFayette (3) Lexington, C 

♦Harshbarger, Clyde L. (6) West Virginia, NE 

♦Hart, John C. (5) Wyoming, NE 

Hartinger, William C. (7) Indiana, NC 

Hartman, Lewis O. (6) New England, NE 

Harwood, Harrv J Burma, OS 

Havighurst, Freeman C. (3) Southwest Missouri, SC 

Havighurst, Lawrence D. (4) Northwest Iowa, NC 

Hawk, Eugene B. (3) • Central Texas, SC 

Hawlev, John W. (2) Pittsburgh, NE 



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Hayden, Ransford S. — Deceased February 14, 1944. 

North Arkansas, SC 

Haymes, J. 0. (7) Northwest Texas, SC 

Haywood, John W. (3) East Tennessee, C 

Hearn, Walter A. (5) Peninsula, NE 

Heckman, Edgrar R. (6) Central Pennsylvania, NE 

♦Heer, A. L. (3) North-East Ohio, NC 

Heinsohn, Edmund (8) Southwest Texas, SC 

Helrigel, William H. (7) Michigan, NC 

Henderson, Newton C. (5) Southern Illinois, NC 

♦Henderson, Zach S, (8) South Georgia, SE 

*Henn, Mrs. William C. (8) lowa-Des Moines, NC 

Henriksson, Gideon Sweden, OS 

Henry, Albert E. (2) Central Kansas, SC 

Henry, David W. (6) Delaware, C 

Henry, Harry D. (4) Minnesota, NC 

*Henry, Joseph S. (1) West Texas, C 

Henson, George W. (7) Philadelphia, NE 

Hicks, Guy M. (3) Louisiana, SC 

Hildebrand, Carroll D. W. (8) Northwest Indiana, NC 

Hillman, Edgar L. (6) North Carolina, SE 

*Hillman, Mrs. Edgar L. (8) North Carolina, SE 

*Hillman, James N. (3) Holston, SE 

Hillman, Paul M. (2) Nebraska, SC 

*Hindman, J. Clyde (8) Southern Illinois, NC 

*Hocking, Edward P, (6) Wisconsin, NC 

Hodge, Bachman G. (2) Tennessee, SE 

*Hoey, Clyde R. (6) Western North Carolina, SE 

Hoffman, Joseph C. (5) West Virginia, NE 

Hogg, William L. (7) Pittsburgh, NE 

*Hole, J. Wesley (1) Southern California-Arizona, W 

Holland, Amos L. (2) Mississippi, C 

*Holler, J. Carlisle (7) Upper South Carolina, SE 

Holloway, Fred G. (3) Baltimore, NE 

Holmes, William W. (7) Louisiana, SC 

*Hood, Gurney P. (5) North Carolina, SE 

* Hoover, Arthur L. (8) North-East Ohio, NC 

Hough, Lynn Harold (5) New York East, NE 

Houser, Otto H. (8) Colorado, W 

*Houston, James G. (1) North Mississippi, SE 

Howard, George P Eastern South America, OS 

*Hubbard, Mrs. Ida B. (3) Northwest Iowa, NC 

♦Huckleberry, Edward (6) Indiana, NC 

♦Hummer, Harry R. (1) Pittsburgh, NE 

Humphreys, Gideon I. (5) Western North Carolina, SE 

*Hunt, Robert E. (1) Upper Mississippi, C 

♦Hunt, Walter C. (7) Wyoming, NE 

Hunter, Alfred V. (6) Nebraska, SC 

♦Hunter, Stanley C. (1) Northern Minnesota, NC 

Huse, Raymond H. (2) Central New York, NE 

♦Huston, G. Robert (1) Pacific Northwest, W 

♦Imboden, Charles A. (4) Illinois, NC 

♦Inglander, Arthur Sweden, OS 

♦Ivey, J. B. (8) Western North Carolina, SE 

♦Ivins, Lester S., Ph.D. (1) Ohio, NC 

♦Jackson, Henry E. (6) Southwest Texas, SC 

♦Jackson, Will W. (3) Southwest Texas, SC 



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James, Glenn C. (8) Florida, SE 

* James, Paul G. (6) lowa-Des Moines, NC 

*Jenkins, E. Ray (2) North-East Ohio, NC 

Johnson, Andrew C. (7) Louisville, SE 

*Johnson, Mrs. Andrew C. (4) Louisville, SE 

♦Johnson, Hubert T. (7) Central Texas, SC 

Johnson, Julius C. (3) Tennessee, C 

^Johnson, Mrs. Pinkie D. (2) Texas, C 

Johnson, Silas (5) South Georgia, SE 

*Johnson, Mrs. William R. Kiangsi, OS 

Johnson, Zachary T. (3) Kentucky, SE 

♦Johnston, Smith L. (1) North Georgia, SE 

*Jones, Charles A. (8) Ohio, NC 

*Jones, David D. (3) North Carolina, C 

Jones, Edward M. (4) Central Alabama, C 

Jones, Guy F. (7) Texas, SC 

*Jones, James A. (4) Western North Carolina, SE 

*Jones, Tracev K. (8) Central New York, NE 

Jordan, Arthur P. (2) Illinois, NC 

Jordan, Fred J. (5) West Wisconsin, NC 

Jordan, G. Rav (3) Western North Carolina, SE 

♦Jordan, Miles W. (8) Texas, C 

♦Jordan, Mrs. W. 0. (8) North Texas, SC 

Jorns, Elza L. (8) East Oklahoma, SC 

Kean, Roy N. (3) Southern Illinois, NC 

Kellar, Fred J North Africa, OS 

Kelly, Edward W. (6) Central West, C 

Kenney, John R. (7) California, W 

Kestle, Asa J. (5) Ohio, NC 

Ketcham, Charles B. (7) North-East Ohio, NC 

*Kibler, Russell M. (8) Indiana, NC 

Kilpatrick, Lester A. (6) Michigan, NC 

Kimbrough, Spencer O. (3) North Alabama, SE 

*King, Miss Sarah N. (4) Rhodesia, OS 

King, Willis J. (7) Texas, C 

♦Kirk, Lyle 0. (7) Ohio, NC 

♦Klein, George R. (5) North-East Ohio, NC 

♦Knapp, Arthur (1) Southern Illinois, NC 

♦Knight, Miss Frances (8) Detroit, NC 

Knoles, Tully C. (3) California, W 

♦Kramer, R. R. (7) Holston, SE 

Kristoffersen, Alf Norway, OS 

♦Kurth, William J. (1) New England, NE 

LaGrone, Don H. (4) West Oklahoma, SC 

♦Lamb, Mrs. Fred A. (7) Southwest Missouri, SC 

Lambdin, Henry L. (2) Newark, NE 

Landrum, Van R. (3) Mississippi, SE 

♦Langford, Miss Elizabeth S. (4) Lexington, C 

LaPrade, William H. (2) North Georgia, SE 

♦Lauer, Mrs. Harry (4) lowa-Des Moines, NC 

♦Law, Clyde 0. (4) West Virginia, NE 

♦Law, Mrs. John G. (4) Wisconsin, NC 

♦Lawson, Mrs. David J. (3) Pacific Northwest, W 

Lawton, George A. (1) lowa-Des Moines, NC 

Ledden, W. Earl (2) Troy, NE 

♦Lee, Miss Elizabeth M. (4) Pittsburgh, NE 

Lee, Umphrev (3) North Texas, SC 



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♦LeSourd, Mrs. Howard M. (4) New England, NE 

*Liles, John L. (1) North Alabama, SE 

♦Linn, Kennie M. South India, OS 

Lipscomb, L. N. (4) Northwest Texas, SC 

Lister, W. Frank (3) lowa-Des Moines, NC 

Lochridge, Frank E. (3) Dakota, NC 

*Long, Mrs. Conrad C. (4) Ohio, NC 

*Longstreth, Mrs. Wilbur E. (4) Missouri, NC 

*Lord, A. Taylor (1) Wyoming, NE 

Lord, J. Wesley (6) Newark, NE 

Lord, R. Guy (2) North Mississippi, SE 

*Loring, Fred P. (1) Maine, NE 

Lott, Fred E. (3) Wyoming, NE 

♦Loucks, Charles O. (6) Rock River, NC 

Love, Edgar A. (4) Washington, C 

Love, Ernest C. (6) Northern New York, NE 

Lugg, Thomas B. (3) Illinois, NC 

Lundy, Clyde E. (3) Holston, SE 

♦Lynch, G. Stanley (5) Philadelphia, NE 

♦Lynch, Lee W. (1) Central Alabama, C 

Lyons, James L. (1) Southern California-Arizona, W 

♦Lyons, Leslie J. (8) Southwest Missouri, SC 

♦Macklin, Sam L. (3) Oregon, W 

Magnuson, Ray F. (4) Nebraska, SC 

Mahoney, Carl K. (7) Pacific Northwest, W 

Marsh, Daniel L. (3) New England, NE 

Martin, Albert W. (4) North Arkansas, SC 

Martin, Arba (4) Ohio, NC 

♦Martin, Mrs. John E. (3) Detroit, NC 

Martin, Paul E. (7) North Texas, SC 

Maxwell, M'arvin M. (Deceased November 21, 1943) 

North Georgia, SE 

*McAllen, George I. (5) Virginia, SE 

♦McAllister, Reuben H. (5) Mississippi, C 

*McCrea, Archie E. (5) Michigan, NC 

♦McCullough, J. Bruce (1) New England Southern, NE 

McCurdy, Harold E. (6) Erie, NE 

♦McDonald, Samuel J. (4) South Carolina, C 

♦McDonald, T. Morton (4) Indiana, NC 

♦McFall, Carl S. (1) West Oklahoma, SC 

♦McGiffin, James (3) Southern California- Arizona, W 

Mcllwain, A. Thomas (6) North Mississippi, SE 

♦McKay, Leo H. (5) Erie, NE 

McKibben, J. W. 0. (6) North Georgia, SE 

McMillan, Kay W. (2) West Texas, C 

McPheeters, Chester A. (5) Indiana, NC 

McPherson, Harry W. (3) Illinois, NC 

♦McQuiston, Jackson C. (5) Pittsburgh, NE 

♦Mead, Mrs. Charles W. (4) Nebraska, SC 

Mecklenburg, George (5) \'. . . Northern Minnesota, NC 

Medelin, Juan (4) Southwest Mexican, SC 

♦Meek, Paul (7) Memphis, SE 

Meeks, Benjamin W. (5) Baltimore, NE 

♦Melson, Elwood F. (4) Peninsula, NE 

♦Metcalfe, Mrs. Harold S. (6) . . Pittsburgh, NE 

♦Mitchener, Charles V. (1) ..... .Minnesota, NC 

♦Mickler, Fred T. (7) i Florida, SE 

Miller, Cassius J. (3) ...- Troy, NE 



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*Miller, Charles M. (7) Kansas, SC 

Miller, Isaac E. (2) Ohio, NC 

Miller, Leslie (5) Kansas, SC 

Miller, Samuel M. (5) : . . . . South Carolina, C 

Mills, J. Walter (2) Texas, SC 

*Mills, Mrs. J. Walter (4) Texas, SC 

Minkler, R. Glenn (2) Dakota, NC 

*Mondol, Hrit K. Bengal, OS 

Moore, Aubrey S. (4) Rock River, NC 

*Moore, J. G. (1) North Arkansas, SC 

Moore, Leland (3) South Georgia, SE 

Moore, Leon S. (3) Delaware, C 

Moore, Leon T. (2) . ! Philadelphia, NE 

*Moreland, J. Earl (3) Virginia, SE 

Morgado, Edmundo G. (4) Cuba, SE 

*Morgan, Mrs. Joy Elmer (4) Baltimore, NE 

Morgan, Robert E. L. (2) West Oklahoma, SC 

Morrill, Miron A. (5) Minnesota, NC 

Morris, Harry T. (3) Colorado, W 

*Morris, Percy F. (2) ( Deceased— November 22, 1943) . .California, W 
Morris, R. Gammon (2) Lexington, C 

*Morrison, Ed (3) West Oklahoma, SC 

Morrison, Paul (3) (Transferred) Genesee, NE 

Morrow, Harry E. (6) Upper Iowa, NC 

Mulligan, Thomas C. (6) Peninsula, NE 

*Muncy, William T. (8) Nebraska, SC 

*Munn, Mrs. Orson E. (8) Michigan, NC 

*Murphree, John C. (1) North Texas, SC 

Murphree, Marshall J Rhodesia, OS 

*Naftzger, Mrs. Julia P. (4) North Indiana, NC 

Nason, Philip S. (2) (Transferred after election) 

New Hampshire, NE 

*Nicodemus, Gunday S Hyderabad, OS 

Nease, Edgar H. (2) Western North Carolina, SE 

Needham, Fred Chile, OS 

Newell, Frederick B. (4) New York East, NE 

*Newton, H. E. (7) East Oklahoma, SC 

*Nichols, Ray H. (1) Northwest Texas, SC 

*Noble, Fred B. (1) Florida, SE 

Northcott, H. Clifford (5) Illinois, NC 

*Odell, Albert G. (1) Central New York, NE 

*0'Dell, Weslev H. (6) West Virginia, NE 

*0'Neal, Robert J. (6) Louisiana, SC 

Ogle, Edwin H. (2) Holston, SE 

*Orcutt, Louis E. (1) Newark, NE 

Ormond, Jesse M. (4) North Carolina, SE 

*Ostrom, Miss Eva North Africa, OS 

Palmquist, Theodore H. (4) California, W 

*Parlin, Charles C. (8) Newark, NE 

*Patterson, D. Stewart (1) Baltimore, NE 

Patterson, John Hyderabad, OS 

*Paul, Edwin B Central Provinces, OS 

Pearson, Ralph 0. (1) Indiana, NC 

Pedersen, Frederick L. (4) Pacific Northwest, W 

*Peel, David T. (1) Southwest Texas, SC 

*Peel, Mrs. Leon R. (4) Northern Minnesota, NC 



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Peele, Clarence E. (2) Upper South Carolina, SE 

Pegues, David K. (2) Missouri, SC 

Pellowe, William C. S. (4) Detroit, NC 

Perkins, Albert R. (6) ^ Kentucky, SE 

Perkins, E. C. (4) Kiangsi, OS 

*Perkins, Joe J. (4) North Texas, SC 

Perry, James A. (7) Troy, NE 

Perryman, Willis L. (4) Southwest Missouri, SC 

Persinger, Benjamin M. (3) Virginia, SE 

Peters, Hardeo S. ' Northwest India, OS 

Petersen, Carl Denmark, OS 

* Peterson, Ernest W. (1) Oregon, W 

Peterson, Howard W. (5) North-East Ohio, NC 

♦Phelps, Harlev R. (1) Northern New York, NE 

*Phelps, William R. (2) Virginia, SE 

Phillips, C. Gordon (6) Detroit, NC 

♦Phillips, Ernest M Northwest India, OS 

Phillips, Glenn R. (4) Southern California-Arizona, W 

*Plette, Mrs. G. W. L. (3) Minnesota, NC 

*Poffenberger, Alvin C. (7) New Jersey, NE 

*Pohlman, George (1) Missouri, SC 

*Pollard, Mrs. John B. (4) Louisiana, SC 

Potts, J. Manning (2) Virginia, SE 

Prentzel, Frank, Jr. (3) Philadelphia, NE 

*Pritchard, William P. (4) New England Southern, NE 

*Propert, Frank C. (5) New Jersey, NE 

Prothro, Charles W. (7) Savannah, C 

Pugh, A. Wesley (2) North Indiana, NC 

*Quillian, Hubert T. (1) North Georgia, SE 

Quillian, Paul W. (3) Texas, SC 

Quimby, Karl K. (4) Newark, NE 

Ragan, Raye (7) Illinois, NC 

*Ralph, Will P. (1) California, W 

Randolph, Joseph D. (5) Missouri, SC 

Rankin, W. P. (6) California, W 

Raver, William R. (8) New Jersey, NE 

*Redd, John H. (8) Virginia, SE 

*Redstone, Edward H. (2) New England, NE 

*Redwine, Marcus C. (5) Kentucky, SE 

Reed, Marshall R. (2) Detroit, NC 

*Reeves, A. Raymond (1) Montana, W 

♦Reuben, Albert S Lucknow, OS 

ReveS, Claude M. (2) Little Rock, SC 

Reykdal, Theodore J. (3) Wisconsin. NC 

Rice, Samuel C. (7) Kentucky, SE 

Riddick, Roland P. (4) Virginia, SE 

Riggin, E. Cranston (6) Baltimore, NE 

Riggleman, Leonard (3) West Virginia, NE 

■Riley, Mrs. Earl S. (3) Indiana, NC 

Riley, Philip E. (6) Central Texas SC 

Rives, Joseph J. (7) Virginia, SE 

*Robbins, Charles A. (6) Pacific Northwest, W 

♦Roberts, E. Howard (1) Wisconsin, NC 

Robinson, William W. (6) North Indiana, NC 

♦Rogers, Mrs. Joe T. (4) Central Kansas, SC 

Rogers, Wallace (4) North Georgia, SE 

=^Rooks, Robert E. ( 1 ) Memphis, SE 



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Root, Herbert J. (6) Central Kansas, SC 

*Rosenberger, John H. (1) Virg'inia, SE 

*Roudebush, Roy R. (4) North Indiana, NC 

Roush, Lester L. (6) < Ohio, NC 

Rowe, Benjamin (4) Central New York, NE 

Rowe, Gilbert T. (8) Western North Carolina, SE 

*Rowell, Alvah D. (1) New York, NE 

Rumble, Lester (3) North Georgia, SE 

*Rust, Littell J. (6) Tennessee, SE 

*Ryder, Frank H. (5) Troy, NE 

Salter, John D. (6) East Oklahoma, SC 

*Sapp, Mrs. Clarence C. (4) South Georgia, SE 

Savige, George R. (4) Wyoming, NE 

Scarborough, E. F. (2) Upper Mississippi, C 

*Schaedel, Mrs. Charles T. (7) Texas, SC 

Schatzman, Albert G. (7) Ohio, NC 

Scheerer, Lloyd H. (5) Northwest Iowa, NC 

Schisler, John Q. (3) North Arkansas, SC 

Schofield, Charles E. (5) Central Kansas, SC 

Score, J. N. R. (2) Central Texas, SC 

Scott, Julius S. (4) Texas, C 

Schubel, Burnell L. (6) St. Louis, SC 

Schwartz, Benjamin F. (3) Nebraska, SC 

Seamands, Earl A. (4) South India, OS 

*Searcy, Hubert (5) Alabama, SE 

Searles, J. Wesley (6) Genesee, NE 

Secrest, Paul E. (8) North-East Ohio, NC 

*Seward, Mrs. John R. (4) North-East Ohio, NC 

*Sexon, James 0. (2) Southern California-Arizona, W 

*Sexton, Mrs. George S., Jr. (8) Louisiana, SC 

*Seymour, Mrs. Jerome (8) Southern California-Arizona, W 

Shaffer, Frank L. (2) West Virginia, NE 

♦Shannon, Dr. Mary E. (3) Kansas, SC 

*Shappell, Mrs. W. E. (4) Philadelphia, NE 

*Sheeley, Lynn (1) Holston, SE 

*Shepard, C. Leighton (6) — Deceased January 15, 1944. 

South Georgia, SE 

Sheppard, B. Burton (8) Wisconsin, NC 

*Sherrod, Charles C. (1) Holston, SE 

Shirkey, Albert P. (5) Southwest Texas, SC 

Short, Roy H. (2) Louisville, SE 

* Simpson, Leverett J. (5) Genesee, NE 

Singh, Masih Charan Lucknow, OS 

Skillington, J. Edgar (1) Central Pennsylvania, NE 

Slaughter, Dow P. (4) Alabama, SE 

♦Slaughter, Nat G. (5) North Georgia, SE 

*Slutz, Frank D. (3) Ohio, NC 

Smart, W. Aiken (8) Virginia, SE 

*Smith, Chester A. (8) New York, NE 

*Smith, Edward A. (1) Detroit, NC 

Smith, Horace G. (3) Rock River, NC 

*Smith, J. Harvey (1) South Florida, C 

Smith, Leonard B. (2) Baltimore, NE 

♦Smith, Robert J. (6) Southwest Missouri, SC 

Smith, Robert J. (7) West Oklahoma, SC 

Smith, Roy L. (5) Southern California-Arizona, W 

Smith, W. Angle (5) North Texas, SC 

♦Smith, William J. (1) North Carolina, SE 



The Methodist Church 109 

♦Snavelv, Herschel R. (1) Illinois, NC 

*Snyder. Henrv N. (1) Upper South Carolina, SE 

Sockman. Ralph W. (4) New York, NE 

Spellman. L. U. (7) Southwest Texas, SC 
♦Spencer, Robert B. (4) Colorado, W 

*SpilInian, Mrs. James H. (8) Kentucky, SE 

Spurrier, Percy M. (8) New England Southern, NE 
*Stackhouse, Will (6) South Carolina, SE 

Stafford, Garland R. (3) Western North Carolina, SE 

Stafford, Thomas, A. (6) Northern Minnesota, NC 

^Stanger, Francis A., Jr. (1) New Jersey, NE 

Stephens, John E. (3) North Mississippi, SE 

* Stevens, Benjamin M. (7) Mississippi, SE 

Stevenson, Henry M. (7) North Alabama, SE 

Stone, Fred D. (5) Rock River, NC 

Story, Earl E. (3) New England Southern, NE 

*Stout, Mrs. B. Rule (4) Holston, SE 

Stovall, Thomas L. (2) Northwest Indiana, NC 

*Strange, John K. (7) Wyoming State, W 

Street, Cassius E. (1) Southwest Missouri, SC 

*Streeter, Ray (7) Central Kansas, SC 

*Strong, Dennis F. (1) Detroit, NC 

Subhan, John A Indus River, OS 

*Sullivan, J. Magruder (1) Mississippi, SE 

Sutherland, Benjamin L. (5) Mississippi, SE 

*Sutton, Charles N. (1) North-East Ohio, NC 

*Sykes, W. Clyde (4) Northern New York, NE 

Taggart, J. H. (2) Southwest, C 

*Tanner, Ennis A. (4) North Mississippi, SE 

*Tatum, Mrs. S. Homer (4) Memphis, SE 

*Taunton, Van B. (3) North Alabama, SE 

♦Taylor, Dean (3)— Deceased September 23, 1943. 

lowa-Des Moines, NC 

Temple, Herbert D. (3) Upper Iowa, NC 

Templin, Lester R. (3) Central Kansas, SC 

Terry, Arthur (3) Little Rock, SC 

Thomas, J. Wesley (5) Atlanta, C 

*Thomasson, Gus W. (6) North Texas, SC 

♦Thompson, Pat (6) Texas, SC 

♦Thomsen, Brown Denmark, OS 

Timerman, Donald (2) Ohio, NC 

♦Timmons. Mrs. Christian N. (7) Rock River, NC 

Tipoett. Donald H. (3) Southern California-Arizona, W 

Tittle, Ernest Fremont (8) Rock River, NC 

Titus, Murray T. (7) North India, OS 

♦Titus, Mrs. Olive G. (4) North India, OS 

Tower, Joe Z. (5) Texas, SC 

♦Trotter, Frank H. (8) Holston, SE 

Tucker. Frank C. (3) St. Louis, SC 

Tvler, Robert Z. (6) Florida, SE 

♦Tyrer, Howard (4) West Wisconsin, NC 

Underwood, James E. (5) Memphis, SE 
♦Utz, William H., Jr. (6) Missouri, SC 

♦Vessey, Bernard (2) Colorado, W 

♦Wagner, Mrs. Mabel B Bombay, OS 



110 Jourval of the 19 H General Conference 

Wagner, Paul E. Bombay, OS 

Wahl, Frederick W. (2) St. Louis, SC 

* Walker, Ezriah L. (1) Louisiana, SC 

Walker, James W. (2) Wyoming State, W 

Walton, A. Jack (4) West Virginia, NE 

Ward, T. Ebenezar Liberia, OS 

Ward, Walter W. (4) Central Texas, SC 

Ward, Woodrow (7) South Carolina, SE 

Ware, H. Wendell (7) West Virginia, NE 

Warren, John W. (2) Northern New York, NE 

Washabaugh, J. Edgar (5) Newark, NE 

Weaver, Charles C. (2) Western North Carolina, SE 

* Weaver, Mrs. Charles C. (4) Western North Carolina, SE 

Webb, Ernest C. (2) East Oklahoma, SC 

Weis, LeRoy L. (2) lowa-Des Moines, NC 

*Welch, Edgar T. (1) Erie, NE 

Wells. Arthur M. (6) Illinois, NC 

*Wells, Jere A. (8) North Georgia, SE 

*Wells, Luther W. (7) Virginia, SE 

* Werner, Mrs. H. E. (4) Kansas, SC 

Werner, Hazen G. (8) Ohio, NC 

*West, Thomas H. (3) Rock River, NC 

Wheaton, James D. (1) Mississippi, C 

*Whitcher, Frank 0. (1) West Wisconsin, NC 

* White, Mrs. Edith M. (1) Lexington, C 

*White, Mrs. Edwin B. (4) Florida, SE 

White, Paul B. (3) West Wisconsin, NC 

*Whitson, George E. (1) Dakota, NC 

*Wilcox, William H. (1) East Oklahoma, SC 

*Williams, Miss Arsania M. (3) Central West, C 

*WiIliams, Claud W. (4) Mississippi, C 

Williams, Robert M. (3) Washington, C 

* Williams, Walter C. (7) North Indiana, NC 

*Willson, James M. (3) Northwest Texas, SC 

*Wilson, Mrs. Byron H. (4) Southern California-Arizona, W 

Wilson, Elwin L. (3) Maine, NE 

*Wilson, Herbert S. (4) Delaware, C 

*Wise, Robert B. (1) Northwest, Indiana, NC 

* Wiseman, William H. (5) Tennessee, SE 

Wolfe, John L. (.5) West Virginia, NE 

Womeldorf, Paul D (3) Central Kansas, SC 

*Wood, Alpheus B. P. (7) Southern California-Arizona, W 

Wood, Lynn A. (2) Pacific Northwest, W 

*Woosley, Oscar V. (7) Western North Carolina, SE 

Worley, Harrv W Foochow, OS 

Worley, Loyd F. (8) New York East, NE 

*Wright, Mrs. Bruce S. (8) Erie, NE 

Wright. Louis C. (3) North-East Ohio, NC 

*Wright, Mrs. Nancy L. (8) St. Louis, SC 

*Yarbrough. Charles H. (4) Tennessee, SE 

*Yocom, J. Lee (6) Northwest Indiana, NC 

Young, Claude (5) Northwest Indiana, NC 

*Zartman, Mrs. Foss (4) Ohio. NC 



ALPHABETICAL LIST OF UNOFFICIAL 
DELEGATES 

The General Conference, on recommendation of the Council of 
Bishops, seated the following as "Unofficial Delegates," having the 
privileges of regular Delegates, but without vote. (See page 224.) 
The figure in ( ) designates the Committee assignment. All the 
Conferences represented are Overseas Confei'ences. 

Anderson, Sid R. (4) East China 

Archer, R. L. (2) Malaya 

*Bacon, Miss Nettie A. (8) Lucknow 

Bartak, Joseph P. (7) Bohemia-Moravia 

Beech, Joseph (3) West China 

*Bunce, Miss Thirsa (4) , Malaya 

*Christensen, Miss Lydia D. (1) Indus River 

*Colony, Miss Lucile (1) Central Provinces 

*Davis, Miss Hazel (6) Northern Philippine 

Dewey, Horace E. (2) North China 

*Evans, Miss Mary A. (8) Philippine 

*Hammerberg, Mrs. Anton (8) Finland 

Hanson, Perry 0. (5) Shantung 

Hauser, Scott P. (2) Chile 

*Jones, Miss Dorothy (4) Shantung 

Laupmanis, Janis (4) Baltic and Slavic 

*Liu, Miss Katherine (3) Foochow 

Lyons, Ernest S. (2) Northern Philippine 

Pace, J. C. (2) Northwest India 

Peterson, B. O. (4) Philippine 

*Pierce, Miss Mildred L. (4) Bengal 

♦Richards, Miss Gertrude E. (7) Northwest India 

*Shearer, Miss Mary C. (4) West China 

Shen, John B. (1) Central China 

Warfield, Gaither P. (2) Poland 

*Watters, Dr. Hyla (4) Central China 

Wengatz, J. C. (2) Liberia 

*Westcott, Miss Pauline (1) Hinghwa 

Williams, Fred G. (3) Bengal 

Winter, Charles (6) Hinghwa 

•Yang, Y. C. (8) East China 

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ALPHABETICAL LIST OF RESERVE 
DELEGATES 

* Before a name means Lay Delegate. Abbreviations in right-hand 
column after the names of the Conferences: NE, Northeastern Jurisdic- 
tion; SE, Southeastern Jurisdiction; C, Central Jurisdiction; NC, North 
Central Jurisdiction; SC, South Central Jurisdiction; W, Western Juris- 
diction; OS, Overseas Conference. The first number in parentheses (5-10) 
indicates the number of the Report of the Committee on Credentials; the 
second numeral the item in the Report showing for whom the Reserve 
was seated. These Reports are found in the Appendix under "Reports 
of Administrative Committees." All Reserve Delegates took the place 
of their Principal Delegate as a member of the General Standing Legisla- 
tive Committees, 1 to 8 inclusive, upon their substitution. 

Abbey, Merril R Wisconsin, NC 

Acey, Archie E Virginia, SE 

Ackley, Howard C Troy, NE 

*Adkins, Homer M Little Rock, SC 

Adkins, Leon M Troy, NE 

*Ahn, George B Central New York, NE 

*Aikman, John M lowa-Des Moines, NC 

*Ake, Mrs. J. Howard Central Pennsylvania, NE 

Alderson, William H New York East, NE 

Aldrich, Herbert F Maine, NE 

Alexander, Virgil East Oklahoma, SC 

Allen, Houston, G Western North Carolina, SE 

♦Alien, Miss Mabel E Illinois, NC 

Allen, Robert L : Florida, SE 

*Allgood, Mrs. Bertha New Jersey, NE 

Alton, John T Ohio, NC 

*Anderson, Mrs. William A Central New York, NE 

*Andree, Mrs. Edward F Ohio, NC 

Archibald, R. Lambuth North Alabama, SE 

Arend, LeRoy F Central Kansas, SC 

*Armistead, Dero F. (9-3) North Texas, SC 

*Arrington, Mrs. Paul Mississippi, SE 

*Aspinall, Richard West Virginia, NE 

Aspinall, Rowland West Virginia, NE 

Atherton, Edgar E Illinois, NC 

*Athey, Thomas A West Virginia, NE 

Auman, Lester W New York East, NE 

Babbitt, Edmund H Michigan, NC 

*Backer, L. E Minnesota, NC 

Badley, Theodore C Northwest India, OS 

*Bagby, Grover C California, W 

*Baker, Frank E Philadelphia, NE 

*Baker, George Troy, NE 

*Baker, Walter F Central Kansas, SC 

♦Baldwin, Clinton D Maine, NE 

Baldwin, Gienn A Missouri, SC 

♦Baldwin, Howard C Detroit, NC 

♦Ball, Elwood I Pacific Northwest, W 

♦Ball, Frank L Virginia, SE 

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The Methodist Church 113 

♦Bancroft, Fred W Michigan, NC 

Banks, William W. (1-1) Central Pennsylvania, NE 

♦Barber, D. Amos (4-22) Southwest Texas, SC 

Barnes, Slaton A Central Texas, SC 

*Barnett, Nels North Arkansas, SC 

•Barrett, Commodore A , . North Carolina, C 

Barrett, James A Upper South Carolina, SE 

Barton, Jesse H., Sr North Georgia, SE 

♦Baskett, George V. (8-5) Missouri, SC 

*Bass, Floyd Northwest Indiana, NC 

Batchelor, Sloan L Southwest Texas, SC 

♦Bates, F. South Carolina, SE 

♦Batts, William O Tennessee, SE 

Baumgardner, Homer S. (Deceased — January 23, 1944) Ohio, NC 

Beach, Maynard P Northern New York, NE 

•Beahm, Leslie L Colorado, W 

Beane, S. M Southern California-Arizona, W 

♦Beckett, Carlos North-East Ohio, NC 

Beckham, William A South Carolina, SE 

♦Bedingfield, J. G Florida, SE 

♦Beecher, Charles W North Indiana, NC 

♦Beeken, Mrs. Elsie R Bengal, OS 

♦Bennett, Albert L Virginia, SE 

Bennett, Alfred E West Virginia, NE 

♦Benson, F. Murray Baltimore, NE 

Benson, John G Northwest Indiana, NC 

Benton, George Y Central New York, NE 

Bicking, John R Peninsula, NE 

Bisgrove, James F Genesee, NE 

♦Black, Orla E Erie, NE 

Blackard, Embree H. (6-18) Western North Carolina, SE 

Blake, J. Withers Florida, SE 

Blasdell, David J Erie, NE 

Bloomquist, Churley A. (5-9) Rock River, NC 

♦Bloomquist, Mrs. Churley A. (8-9) Rock River, NC 

Blue, Willard H Tennessee, SE 

♦Boggs, John C Virginia, SE 

Boicourt, George M Kansas, SC 

♦Bolden, George W South Carolina, C 

♦Boney, William R Little Rock, SC 

Booker, Charles J Central Alabama, C 

Bosley, Harold A Baltimore, NE 

Bowers, Joe E East Oklahoma, SC 

Bowles, Charles P Western North Carolina, SE 

♦Bradley, E. Elbert (8-1) Baltimore, NE 

Bradley, Osborn W Texas, SC 

Bradway, Henry L New Jersey, NE 

Brandt, Charles E West Virginia, NE 

Branscomb, Albert L. (7-7; 7-17; 8-6; 9-6) North Alabama, SE 

Branton, Razzie R Louisiana, SC 

♦Breece, John T Indiana, NC 

♦Breedlove, C. B Northwest Texas, SC 

♦Bernnan, Mrs. Harold R New York East, NE 

♦Brewer, Richard L., Jr Virginia, SE 

Briggs, Charles S Washington, C 

Briggs, Edwin A lowa-Des Moines, NC 

♦Briscoe, Arthur E Washington, C 

♦Brock, William E Holston, SE 

Brown, Arlo A Newark, NE 

Brown, Cleveland C Central Kansas, SC 



114 Journal of the lOJ^'t General Conference 

"Brown, Mrs. Maggie M West Texas, C 

*Brown, Paul M Louisiana, SC 

*Brown, Walter L Central Alabama, C 

Brown, Walter M Southern Illinois, NC 

Broyles, Joseph W West Virginia, NE 

Brumley, Ira A. .. , North Arkansas, SC 

Bryant, R. Orman Virginia, SE 

Buck Ernest F. (Transferred) Kansas, SC 

*Buck, Frank M lowa-Des Moines, NC 

Buckingham, Harold C Wyoming, NE 

Buddin, Francis A. (2-4) North Texas, SC 

Bunting, John J Peninsula, NE 

Burdick, Earl R Genesee, NE 

*Burgoon, Lowell D Ohio, NC 

Burgstahler, Herbert J Ohio, NC 

Burke, Alfred R Wyoming, NE 

*Burke, Daniel Newark, NE 

*Burlingame, William M California, W 

*Burnham, George W Philadelphia, NE 

*Burnham, Smith Michigan, NC 

*Burr, Mrs. Grace Newark, NE 

Busier, Vinton E Ohio, NC 

Butt, Luther B Detroit, NC 

Cade, William A North Carolina, SE 

*Calame, Don Southwest Missouri, SC 

Campbell, Homer U. (7-11) Southwest Missouri, SC 

Campbell, James F Mississippi, SE 

*Campbell, Richard W. (4-4) Central Pennsylvania, NE 

*Campbell, Wayne M Central Kansas, SC 

*Canaran, Benjamin V Hyderabad, OS 

Carroll, Harry M Lexington, C 

Carroll, Thomas F Virginia, SE 

♦Carter, Fred A Holston, SE 

*Carter, John H Louisiana, SC 

Carter, Orion W. (9-9) Northwest Texas, SC 

Carter, Paul L North-East Ohio, NC 

♦Cecil, Mrs. John K California, W 

*Chadwick, Mrs. William C North Carolina, SE 

♦Chamberlain, Thomas St. Louis, SC 

Champlin, Norman P Newark, NE 

Chapman, Gordon C Southern California-Arizona, W 

*Charan, Isaac A North India, OS 

*Chatfield, Eugene Troy, NE 

Chayer, Charles C New Hampshire, NE 

*Cheetham, Arthur D Northern New York, NC 

Cheney, John R North-East Ohio, NC 

♦Cherry, James North-East Ohio, NC 

♦Chi, Ting Hung Yenping, OS 

Childs, Ernest A Alabama, SE 

Chinn, Walter S Louisiana, SC 

Chowdhury, Dan S., North India, OS 

Chowdhury, John S Bengal, OS 

♦Chowning, Mrs. V. K. . . . East Oklahoma, SC 

♦Christdas, Chanda Hyderabad, OS 

Christensen, N. A California, W 

Chubb, James S. (2-1) Kansas, SC 

Chunn, Marcus M. (8-12) Central Texas, SC 

♦Churn, Silverius C Virginia, SE 

♦Clancy, Rockwell F Rock River, NC 



The Methodist Church 115 

Clare, Maurice A Burma, OS 

*Clark, Edward L Oregon, W 

*Clark, Eno W Wyoming, NE 

Clark, Robt. A Memphis, SE 

Clark, Vestal C Southwest Missouri, SC 

Clark, Warren, N Rock River, NC 

Clark, William L Kentucky, SE 

•Clarke, Mrs. Ernest E West Wisconsin, NC 

Clayburg, W. Frank lowa-Des Moines, NC 

Clear, Valorous L North Indiana, NC 

Clegg, William L North Carolina, SE 

*Clem, Adrian D * Northwest Iowa, NC 

Clendenin, Stewart (9-7) Texas, SC 

*Cobb, Mrs. P. L. (1-2) Holston, SE 

*CofTev, George N North-East Ohio, NC 

*Coffev, Walter C Minnesota, NC 

♦Cofifnrian, C. S West Virginia, NE 

Cole, William H Central Texas, SC 

*Coleman, Robert D W«etern North Carolina, SE 

•Collins, John R Southern Illinois, NC 

•Collins, Mrs. Mvron S West Virginia, NE 

•Colwell, Harley B Ohio, NC 

•Compton, Mrs. Edgar M Newark, NE 

Conner, W. Ross Wisconsin, NC 

•Conover, Mrs. G. Raymond Philadelphia, NE 

•Contee, Earl Washington, C 

•Contreras, Adan Southwest Mexican, SC 

•Cook, David C, III Rock River, NC 

•Cookson, Charles W Ohio, NC 

•Cooper, Bert L Southern California-Arizona, W 

•Cooper, John T North Alabama, SE 

•Cooper, William B : North Carolina, SE 

•Copeland, Wilbert T Ohio, NC 

Corwin, Edward G North-East Ohio, NC 

Courtney, Homer W North-East Ohio, NC 

•Cowell, Marvin J North Carolina, SE 

•Cranston, John M Southern California-Arizona, W 

Craven, James B Western North Carolina, SE 

•Craven, William A. (5-2) Missouri, SC 

•Creel, Edgar M North Alabama, SE 

Creswell, George J Holston, SE 

Crockett, Ophel B Kentucky, SE 

Cropper, Walter V. (4-8) Kentucky, SE 

Crossland, Weldon F Genesee, NE 

♦Crowder, Alex Northwest Texas, SC 

•CuUins, J. S Southwest, C 

Culver, Mearl P Northern Minnesota, NC 

Cummings, Jacob E Peninsula, NE 

Curry, Albert G Pittsburgh, NE 

Curtis, Vivian C North-Mississippi, SE 

♦Dangel, Mrs. W. H Rock River, NC 

•Daniel, Bill Texas, SC 

•Daniel, Frank P North Georgia, SE 

Daniel, Joseph H Florida, SE 

Das, Amar Northwest India, OS 

David, Jesse D Louisiana, C 

•Davidson, Edson E North-East Ohio, NC 

•Davidson, J.J Louisiana, SC 

*Davies, David Kentucky, SE 



116 Journal of the lOJ^J^ General Conference 

Davies, James J Northwest Iowa, NC 

Davis, Byron A Dakota, NC 

*Davis, Mrs. Elmer Southern Illinois, NC 

*Davis, Mrs. Frank L St. Louis, SC 

*Davis, J. H Southern Illinois, NC 

Davis, Ralph E New York East, NE 

Dawson, Dana Louisiana, SC 

Day, Walter F Illinois, NC 

*Dean, Rae L. (4-7) lowa-Des Moines, NC 

*DeLima, Edith Hyderabad, OS 

Dell, Julian P South Georgia, SE 

Dellinger, Walter H ' Central Kansas, SC 

*Denman, Harry (9-5) North Alabama, SE 

Dennis, Louis R Yenping, OS 

Dennis, Paul G Newark, NE 

*de Soto, Rosa Ana N Cuba, SE 

Deschner, John Southwest Texas, SC 

Deschner, Phil West Oklahoma, SC 

*Dickason, Henry L „ East Tennessee, C 

*Dickey, John H Louisville, SE 

Diercks, Clarence H Rock River, NC 

Dietterich, A. Merritt (4-5) Genesee, NE 

Dill, H. Hughes Upper Iowa, NC 

Dilworth, George G Philadelphia, NE 

*Dismukes, Mrs. George (2-6; 6-20) West Oklahoma, SC 

Dixon, John W Virginia, SE 

*Dobbins, Edgar Y New Jersey, NE 

Douglas, Elmer North Africa, OS 

*Draper, Fred W West Wisconsin, NC 

*Drysdale, William C Illinois, NC 

*Dubach, Vernon M Kansas, SC 

*Dunham, Harry A • Western North Carolina, SE 

*Dunlap, Mrs. Ernest B. (2-6; 6-19) West Oklahoma, SC 

*Dunlap, Raymond E North-East Ohio, NC 

Dunn, George W Northwest Iowa, NC 

Dunn, Ray S Oregon, W^ 

*DuRant, Charlton South Carolina, SE 

Dye, William Northwest India, OS 

*Eanes, E. Ennis Virginia, SE 

Eastwood, C. Glenn West Virginia, NE 

Echols, Timothy B. (2-7) West Texas, C 

*Edgar, John W Colorado, W 

Edge, Joseph H. (7-16) Dakota, NC 

Edwards, John R Baltimore, NE 

*Edwards, N. W Montana, W 

*Eldridge, H. C Pittsburgh, NE 

*Elliott, Loren J North Indiana, NC 

*Ellis, Mrs. Frank Indiana, NC 

♦Ellison, John T. (3-1) Alabama, SE 

*Ellzev, Tom V. (6-17) Northwest Texas, SC 

*Emery, Sam T. (3-8) New England, NE 

Emmanuel, James M Gujarat, OS 

Ernst, J. Henry Pacific Northwest, W 

*Ervin, Paul R Western North Carolina, SE 

Eva, Sidney D Detroit, NC 

Evans, William S Memphis, SE 

Fairham, Silas E Oregon, W 

*Farmer, Mrs. H. R Southwest Missouri, SC 



The Methodic Church 117 

Farmer, J. Leonard Texas, C 

Farmer, Roy I North-P'ast Ohio, NC 

Farnham, John A Northwest Iowa, NC 

*Farr, James F New England, NF, 

•Fead, George S Detroit, NC 

Felder, Lemonier, L Central Texas, SC 

♦Feller, Mrs. Mildred 0. (4-18) Northwest Iowa, NC 

*Fernstermacher, George H North Indiana, NC 

♦Ferguson, Charles W West Virginia, NE 

Ferguson, John L Tennessee, SE 

Fetis, Abel Chile, OS 

Fielder, Cicero B North Texas, SC 

•Fischer, Dan Southwest Texas, SC 

*Fisher, Charles A Detroit, NC 

•Fisher, Rav C Virginia, SE 

♦Fitchter, Joseph W Ohio, NC 

*Follin, Gerald W Tennessee, SE 

*Fondren, Mrs. W. W. (6-1 1 ; 7-13) Texas, SC 

Foote, Adrian B Wyoming, NE 

♦Forrester, William T Pittsburgh, NE 

Fort, Homer T. (7-6) Little Rock, SC 

Fowler, George A. (3-14) Rock River, NC 

♦Fox, Thomas New England, NE 

Franklin, Marvin A. (4-13) North Alabama, SE 

♦Franklyn, T. B Northwest India, OS 

♦Freeman, Benjamin G Liberia, OS 

Freeman, Everett W Central Kansas, SC 

Freeman, F. Marion Louisiana, SC 

♦Freeman. Sewell C Tennessee, C 

♦French, Clyde M Oregon, W 

Fribley, Fremont E North Indiana, NC 

♦Friend, A. Bernie North Mississippi, SE 

♦Fruit, Mrs. Walter H Detroit, NC 

Gaines, A. Presley Colorado, W 

♦Garrison, Ellis B Troy, NE 

♦Gault, Robert S. (8-3) Kansas, SC 

Gee, R. Harold West Wisconsin, NC 

♦Gibbes, Mrs. Phylis M South Carolina, C 

♦Gibbs, Merton S Genesee, NE 

♦Gibson, E. C Louisiana, SC 

♦Gifford, Blaine H. (3-3) Erie, NE 

Giles, William H Louisiana, SC 

♦Gobbel, Luther L Western North Carolina, SE 

Goddard, Alvin C Northern New York, NE 

Golden, James W Tennessee, C 

Gomez, Abel M. Southwest Mexican, SC 

♦Goode, Mrs. W. H. C Ohio, NC 

Goodenough, Harold S Southwest Texas, SC 

*Goodrick, Perry C Wisconsin, NC 

Goodwin, Levi P lowa-Des Moines, NC 

♦Gordon, Harry B Wyoming, NE 

Gough, Edward T Upper Iowa, NC 

Graham, Edward N Savannah, C 

Grant, Luther R Central West, C 

Gray, Joseph M. M Ohio, NC 

♦Greathouse, Frank New Mexico, SC 

Green, John D North-East Ohio, NC 

♦Greene, Charles M South Carolina, C 

Greer, Frank R Indiana, NC 



118 Journal of the 19 U^ General Conference 

♦Gregory, Lucius (4-23) Virginia, SE 

♦Griffin, DeWitt Florida, SE 

Griffis, Harold W Troy, NE 

Groenig, Ernest D Minnesota, NC 

Guice, Marvin R New Jersey, NE 

Guthrie, W. Nelson (5-6; 5-8) North Alabama, SE 

*Hackman, Mrs. Otto Nebraska, SC 

Hahn, Byron A Michigan, NC 

Hall, Cortelvou C Southwest, C 

*Hall, Miss Flora Illinois, NC 

Hall, Sydney W Oregon, W 

*Halmhuber, Paul G Detroit, NC 

♦Hamilton, G. E Northwest Texas, SC 

Hamner, Fred H Southwest Texas, SC 

Hancock, George D. (7-3) -. Central West, C 

Hand, J. Phelps Baltimore, NE 

*Hankins, Sam R Upper Iowa, NC 

Hann, Edwin F New Jersey, NE 

*Hanna, John V New Hampshire, NE 

Hanson, N. Everett North Dakota, NC 

*Hanson, Mrs. William C Kansas, SC 

*Hardie, Mrs. Charles H. (5-5; 7-4) New York East, NE 

Hargis, David H. (6-14) Delaware, C 

Hargis, Vache A East Oklahoma, SC 

*Harpst, Miss Ethel North Georgia, SE 

Harrell, Luther A South Georgia, SE 

Harrell, Van W Little Rock, SC 

Harris, Leonard C New England Southern, NE 

Harris, Pierce North Georgia, SE 

Harrison, Samuel J Detroit, NC 

Harrison, William E Detroit, NC 

*Hartman, Ernest V Michigan, NC 

*Harshbarger, Charles C Northwest Iowa, NC 

Hartman, William E Central Pennsylvania, NE 

*Harvey, Mrs. Clarie C Mississippi, C 

Harvey, Gerald B Southern California-Arizona, W 

Hayes, E. Pearce Foochow, OS 

Hayes, Leonidas B Western North Carolina, SE 

*Hearn, E. Virgil Peninsula, NE 

Heath, George E New England, NE 

*Hedden, Henry Memphis, SE 

♦Henderson, A." L North-East Ohio, NC 

♦Henderson, Sam L Texas, SC 

Henley, James W Holston, SE 

Henninger, Frank Lament Central Pennsylvania, NE 

Hertzog, William H Idaho, W 

Hiatt, Joseph S Western North Carolina, SE 

Hicks, Ernest C West Oklahoma, SC 

♦Higby, David B Erie, NE 

♦Hirst, Archie L West Wisconsin, NC 

♦Hixson, Jerome C Northwest Indiana, .NC 

H olland, Harvey C North Georgia, SE 

♦Holland, Lillie V Mississippi, C 

Holliday, Robert C St. Louis, SC 

Holloway, Parker B Newark, NE 

Holman, Calvin E Southern California-Arizona, W 

♦Holman, Moses Central West, C 

Holme, Benjamin F Detroit, NC 

♦Holm«s, Harry N New York East, NE 



The MethofJisf Church 119 

Holmes, Jay A Northwest Indiana, NC 

Holmes, Robert C Florida, SE 

*Holtz,- Fred G Wisconsin, NC 

*Hooper, Granville Peninsula, NE 

Hooper, T. LeRoy Pittsburgh, NE 

*Hope, Miss B. Marion New England Southern, NE 

Horn, Nelson P Kansas, SC 

*Horton, Oscar North Alabama, SE 

*Hotle, William California, W 

House, Will C Northwest Texas, SC 

Houston, Ralph M New York, NE 

Howard, Arthur R South Carolina, SE 

*Howard, Lowell W Colorado, W 

♦Howe, Charles P Pittsburgh, NE 

Hoyle, John W., Jr Western North Carolina, SE 

Huebner, Paul F. (4-20; 9-0) Southern California-Arizona, W 

*Huffor, Earl (7-14) Texas, SC 

Huger, Thomas A South Florida, C 

Hughes, Alfred F West Wisconsin, NC 

Hughes, Cymbrid Maine, NE 

*Hughes, Frances M Indiana, NC 

♦Hull, J. W North Arkansas, SC 

Hummel, George W .• Louisville, SE 

Hunt, Brunner M Mississippi, SE 

♦Hunt, Rolfe L Mississippi, SE 

Hunter, Adam A North-East Ohio, NC 

Hunter, E. A. (5-13) North Texas, SC 

Hunter, Harry P. (7-9) St. Louis, SC 

Hunter, James D North Alabama, SE 

Huntington, Harry F. (3-7) Nebraska, SC 

Hutchens, Ezra L Indiana, NC 

♦Hutchins, A. L North Arkansas, SC 

Hutchinson, Alva R West Oklahoma, SC 

Imler, D. Joseph New England, NE 

♦Ingram, Ben L North Alabama, SE 

♦Irle, Charles A Chile, OS 

♦Isaac, Mrs. Beulah C Nebraska, SC 

Israel, C. Wesley Rock River, NC 

♦Ivey, George F Western North Carolina, SE 

♦Jackson, Mrs. Grace B Troy, NE 

♦Jackson, Henrietta Washington, C 

♦Jacobs, George A Wisconsin, NC 

♦Jeffers, Dwight S Pacific Northwest, W 

♦Jefferson, C. Norman . Peninsula, NE 

Jeffras, Charles W New England, NE 

♦Jett, Robert S Baltimore, NE 

John.son, Levi E Mississippi, C 

Johnson, Richard H Washington, C 

Johnson, Rector W California, W 

Johnson, Saul Lucknow, OS 

Johnston, Warren (5-12) Central Texas, SC 

Johnstone, Wilson North Dakota, NC 

Jones, Frank B Memphis, SE 

Jones, Henry H North Georgia, SE 

Jones, Hubert D New York East, NE 

Jones, J. Ira Ohio, NC 

Jones, Ralph C Peninsula, NE 

Judd, Albert G Northern New York, NE 



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Julian, Correll M California, W 

Keller, Samuel W Central Kansas, SC 

*Kelly, C. Guyer North Africa, OS 

*Kemp, Gary A Central Kansas, SC 

♦Kemper, Adolph H. (3-2) Dakota, NC 

♦Kendall, Carl G New England Southern, NE 

Kenna, James B Pacific Northwest, W 

Kennedy, Gerald Nebraska, SC 

*Kess, Theodore Washington, C 

*Keyser, Mrs. E. Lester Baltimore, NE 

♦Kidd, Frank H ; North Texas, SC 

*Kidd, Mrs. John F Texas, SC 

*Kilgore, Mrs. James D Pacific Northwest, W 

♦Kilmer, Norville K West Oklahoma, SC 

♦Kinney, John F South Carolina, SE 

♦Kirby, Andrew J Western North Carolina, SE 

Kitch, Dwight M Wyoming State, W 

Klaus, Leroy H. (8-4) Minnesota, NC 

♦Knight, Sam Central Texas, SC 

Kober, Marvin B Upper Iowa, NC 

Konkel, Guy E Colorado, W 

♦Koonce, Arnold J Western North Carolina, SE 

♦Korn, Miss Evaline L New York, NE 

Lancaster, Harold Ohio, NC 

♦Lance, T. Jack North Georgia, SE 

Landreth, Elmer Northwest Texas, SC 

♦Lang, Samuel J Detroit, NC 

♦Lange, Mrs. Harry W California, W 

Langston, Roy A Central Texas, SC 

Langrall, Otwald B Baltimore, NE 

♦Laylin, Mrs. Fanny H Ohio, NE 

Lazenby, Marion E North Alabama, SE 

♦Learn, Dale H Philadelphia, NE 

Ledbetter, Samuel E South Carolina, SE 

♦Ledbetter, Mrs. Wiltz M Louisiana, SC 

♦LeFevre, DeWitt C Northern New York, NE 

Leggett, J. Willard Mississippi, SE 

♦Lewis, Fred A Genesee, NE 

♦Lewis, J. Milton Florida, SE 

♦Lewis, Vernon E. (4-9) Montana, W 

♦Li, Mrs. S. Y. Ding Foochow, OS 

♦Lightner, Lawrence H Central West, C 

♦Lindsey, Frank G. (Deceased— March 25, 1944) New York, NE 

Lineberry, Frank W North Indiana, NC 

Lipham, Charles M North Georgia, SE 

♦Little, Mrs. D. Rosser North Georgia, SE 

♦Locke, Hugh A North Alabama, SE 

♦Loeppert, Henry V. (7-8) Rock River, NC 

Lofton, Ely L Washington, C 

Logan, Stanley G Pacific Northwest, W 

♦Logue, Eva K South India, OS 

Lokey, Clarence W Texas, SC 

♦Long, W. Strother Louisville, SE 

Love, Frank S North Carolina, SE 

Mackay, Edward G North Georgia, SE 

♦Macwan, Meshach D Gujarat, OS 

♦Mahaffey, Mrs. Mamie B Mississippi, SE 



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♦Mahaley, John W Genesee, NE 

*Malone, Edward R Alabama, SE 

*Mann, Earl M Northwest Indiana, NC 

Mann, Isaac Northwest India, OS 

Marble, Samuel W Colorado, W 

Marlin, James W Upper Iowa, NC 

Marriott, Albert Erie, NE 

♦Marshall, Mrs. 011a K Michigan. NC 

♦Martin, Bovce Central Texas, SC 

Martin, Eldon H • Troy, NE 

*Martin, E. W North Arkansas, SC 

♦Martin, Leslie E Nebraska, SC 

Marvin, John E Detroit, NC 

♦Masland, J. Wesley Philadelphia, NE 

♦Masten, J. Eugene Central New York, NE 

♦Masters, Mrs. Kathryn F North-East Ohio, NC 

♦Mathews, Elmer E New Jersey, NE 

Mathews, Ernest J Wisconsin, NC 

♦Matthews, Miss Dolly J Northwest India, OS 

♦Maunder, Sidney T Troy, NE 

♦McBaine, Mrs. Turner Southern California-Arizona, W 

McClung, George H Northern New York, NE 

McClure, Claude M Northwest Indiana, NC 

McClure, Robert O Ohio, NC 

♦McCorkle, Claude H North Texas, SC 

♦McCormack, W. Rady (4-17) North Mississippi, SE 

McCoy, Lee M Upper Mississippi, C 

♦McCreless, Sollie E Southwest Texas, SC 

♦McCullum, A. A. (6-10; 8-10) Southwest Missouri, SC 

♦McDaniel, Mrs. Frank L Northwest Indiana, NC 

♦McEwen, G. A Upper Mississippi, C 

McFall, Merrill B Indiana, NC 

♦McGirt, William A North Carolina, SE 

♦McGlammery, Bert E Central Texas, SC 

Mcllnay, Harold W Genessee, NE 

Mcintosh, F. Bringle Ohio, NC 

McKee, Stanley S Southern California-Arizona, W 

McKenney, Stephen S Texas, SC 

♦McKinney, James H Louisville, SE 

McKnight, Frank S Erie, NE 

♦McLelland, Sam K Texas, SC 

♦McMillan, Mrs. Emma K West Texas, C 

♦McMurry, William F Memphis, SE 

♦McRae, Kenneth E Memphis, SE 

McVicker, Roy H Colorado, W 

♦Meeks, Mrs. Benjamin W. (8-2) Baltimore, NE 

Melvin, J. Fred Illinois, NC 

♦Meredith, Victor K., Sr Central Pennsylvania, NE 

♦Merritt, Frank California, W 

♦Merritt, Isaac E Illinois, NC 

♦Mertz, August S Genesee, NE 

♦Metzgar, Carl S Detroit, NC 

Middlebrooks, Acton E Alabama, SE 

Middleton, W. Vernon Philadelphia, NE 

Milburn, J. Earl Holston, SE 

♦Miller, Elv D Ohio, NC 

♦Miller, G.' T West Oklahoma, SC 

♦Miller, Theodore L Louisiana, C 

♦Milliken, Mrs. Philip I Maine, NE 

Mills, Fav C Nebraska, SC 



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*Mills, Oliver A Southwest Texas, SC 

Milnes, Harry E California, W 

♦Mitchell, Charles A Florida, SE 

♦Mitchell, Jesse A. (7-19) St. Louis, SC 

Mohn, E. Harold North-East Ohio, NC 

*Mohr, Forrest E Michigan, NC 

♦Montgomery, Clifford Southwest Texas, SC 

Montgomery, John C St. Louis, SC 

♦Moody, Miss Mary , Central Texas, SC 

♦Moore, LeRoy Upper South Carolina, SE 

Moore, Mark M Holston, SE 

Moore, Virgil L. (2-2; 3-12; 5-1; 6-3; 7-5) Kentucky, SE 

Moss, Norman M Troy, NE 

♦Morris, Collidge G North Carolina, SE 

Morris, Virgil D. (6-5) Louisiana, SC 

Mosby, Robert S West Texas, SC 

*Mowry, Mrs. Olin J Northern New York, NE 

Mulvaney, Warren O Central Kansas, SC 

♦Munday, Mrs. Edgar P Ohio, NC 

Munday, Walter I Louisville, SE 

♦Murphree, Mrs. Lois N. (8-8) Rhodesia, OS 

♦Murphy, Miss Marian E North-East Ohio, NC 

Myers, Elvin C Central Pennsylvania, NE 

Myers, E. Roy Erie, NE 

Nabors, Arthur H North Alabama, SE 

♦Nelson, E. H East Oklahoma, SC 

♦Nelson, William R. (3-6) Missouri, SC 

Newell, J. Pierce West Wisconsin NC 

Newton, Andrew J Texas, C 

Newman, Wiley C North Mississippi, SE 

Newton, Edward G. (7-15) Atlanta, C 

Nichols, Milton H Philadelphia, NE 

Nicholson, Joseph H Louisville, SE 

Nicholson, Reuben Y Baltimore, NE 

Nixon, Lloyd H. (Transferred to Detroit Conference). . . Michigan, NC 

Noble, Charles C Central New York, NE 

♦Nye, Mrs. Florence K. (4-3) Central New York, NE 

♦Oakes, Edgar L Idaho, W 

*Odell, Donald A. Southern California-Arizona, W 

♦Oldshue, Mrs. James Rock River, NC 

Olson, Oscar Thomas (3-11) North-East Ohio, NC 

♦Olsson, Mrs. Vere L Nebraska, SC 

Ortmeyer, Frederick W Northwest Iowa, NC 

♦Orwig, S. S East Oklahoma, SC 

♦Ott, Mrs. George Central Kansas, SC 

♦Owen, S. J East Oklahoma, SC 

Page, Homer R Indiana, NC 

Parker, Albea S North Carolina, SE 

♦Parker, Walter W St. Louis, SC 

♦Parks, Mrs. Eva B. (4-1) Atlanta, C 

Paschall, Fred W North Carolina, SE 

♦Patrick, Theodore W Texas, C 

♦Patterson, John R Louisiana, C 

♦Paul, Miss May Southern Illinois, NC 

♦Paul, Patrick N Indus River, OS 

Payne, William W New Jersey, NE 

Pearce, William M Northwest Texas, SC 



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*Pearson, Frank L Upper Iowa, NC 

Pearson, John M. (4-12) New York, NE 

*Peck, LeRoy E Wyoming State, W 

♦Peeler, Charles B. (3-4) Florida, SE 

Peeples, Cecil E Texas, SC 

*Peet, J. Herb Upper Iowa, NC 

Pendergrass, Edward J Florida, SE 

♦Pennington, A. S Holston, SE 

Pennington, Beecher B Tennessee, SE 

Perdew, William C Michigan, NC 

Perez, Carlos Cuba, SE 

♦Ferine, Irving V. G Newark, NE 

♦Perkins, William C Pittsburgh, NE 

♦Perry, Oscar W Florida, C 

♦Peters, Edmund C North Georgia, SE 

Peterson, Dutton S Central New York, NE 

Pettit, Charles E Illinois, NC 

♦Peyton, Mrs. George L Central Texas, SC 

♦Phelps, Frank M Oregon, W 

Phelps, Gradison M North Carolina, C 

Phillips, Earl C Southern Illinois, NC 

Phillips, W. Roy South Carolina, SE 

♦Pickens, Marshall I Western North Carolina, SE 

Porter, Miss Eunice Northwest India, OS 

Porter, Otto Mississippi SE 

Powell, Bradford V. (2-3) Missouri, SC 

Powell, Howard P Western North Carolina, SE 

* Pratt, Robert W Pittsburgh, NE 

Freer, Carlton Alabama, SE 

Prewitt, Thomas O Mississippi, SE 

^Prince, Mrs. Grace Marie (5-11; 6-2; 10-4) Kansas, SC 

♦Pritchett, Cassius J Illinois, NC 

Pulliam, William C Illinois, NC 

♦Quay, Ernest E Wyoming, NE 

Queen, Caleb E. (6-12) Washington, C 

Quillian, William F. (7-18) South Georgia, SE 

Ragsdale, Ray W Southern California-Arizona, W 

Raines, Richard C Northern Minnesota, NC 

♦Randal, Mrs. C. M - Northwest Texas, SC 

♦Raney, Alton B Little Rock, SC 

Rast, John M Upper South Carolina, SE 

♦Ratliff, Mrs. William H North Mississippi, SE 

*Raut, Irwin (4-21) Southwest Missouri, SC 

♦Ray, Mrs. Thomas Upper Iowa, NC 

♦Raymond, Mrs. F Detroit, NC 

♦Redding, Mrs. W. Frank, Jr Western North Carolina, SE 

Reddy, Ephraim C South India, OS 

♦Register, George S North Dakota, NC 

♦Reid, William W New York East, NE 

♦Rencher, Ed R Alabama, SE 

♦Renfro, S. L Kentucky, SE 

Reynolds .Calvin C. (7-10) South Carolina, C 

♦Reynolds, Mark New Jersey, NE 

Rice, Robert J Minnesota, NC 

♦Rich, Robert F Central Pennsylvania, NE 

Richards, Nichols F Pittsburgh, NE 

Richard.son, Frank M Texas, SC 

Rising, Lloyd H Nebraska, SC 



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*Ristine, Miss Ethel Southern California-Arizona, W 

Ristow, Cecil F * Montana, W 

♦Roberts, John W Kansas, SC 

♦Roberts, Roy North Dakota, NC 

♦Roberts, Warren South Georgia, SE 

♦Roberts, W. Dave (1-4) Upper South Carolina, SE 

Robertson, J. Callaway Virginia, SE 

Robinson, Edgar L Memphis, SE 

Robinson, Leroy T Michigan, NC 

♦Robinson, Milton C North-East Ohio, NC 

Robinson, Orris G Baltimore, NE 

♦Rogers, George D South Florida, C 

♦Rogers, W. S. (4-10) Nebraska, SC 

♦Roose, Homer N North Indiana, NC 

♦Roose, Mrs. Homer N North Indiana, NC 

♦Roper, William B Virginia, SE 

Ross, Marcellus D Hyderabad, OS 

Rule, E. Clifton Little Rock, SC 

Russell, Clark H North Texas, SC 

♦Russell, Walter E Maine, NE 

Rustin, John W Baltimore, NE 

Ryan, Archie L Kansas, SC 

Ryan, Harry G. (6-13) West Oklahoma, SC 

Samp, Walter A lowa-Des Moines, NC 

♦Sanders, John S West Virginia, NE 

♦Satterfield, Charles N Peninsula, NE 

♦Sayre, Mrs. Grover C Northern Minnesota, NC 

Scheuermann, Walter N lowa-Des Moines, NC 

♦Schiefelbein, Ernest S • Nebraska, SC 

Schneider, John M Rock River, NC 

♦Schrock, Mrs. Helen I Michigan, NC 

Schubert, W. E Kiangsi, OS 

♦Scott, William C Baltimore, NE 

Scranton, Walter L New York, NE 

Scrimshire, Joe B. (5-3) New Mexico, SC 

♦Scull, Sam M lowa-Des Moines, NC 

Scully, R..E Ohio, NC 

♦Seals, W. T Lexington, C 

♦Selby, Mrs. Howard W New England, NE 

♦Selby, Robert E : Mississippi, SE 

♦Self, William D North Alabama, SE 

Sells, Ernest L Rhodesia, OS 

♦Sells, Mrs. Olga E Rhodesia, OS 

Senter, Samuel T South Georgia, SE 

Shacklock, Floyd Nebraska, SC 

Shafer, Albert E Alabama, SE 

Shake, B. Brooks North Indiana, NC 

♦Shaw, Judge Harry West Virginia, NE 

Shelton, Floyd B Holston, SE 

Shipman, Raymond M lowa-Des Moines, NC 

Shockley, Joseph M Southwest Missouri, SC 

♦Shull, Joe M Central Kansas, SC 

♦Simms, J. B. (4-2) California, W 

♦Simpson, Mrs. Claude M North Texas, SC 

♦Simpson, Mrs. Ophelia North Carolina, C 

Sims, Martin L. (3-9; 5-4) New Mexico, SC 

Singh, J. Chandra B Central Provinces, OS 

♦Sinkey, Miss Fern Ohio, NC 

♦Slayton, J. T. (4-8) Kentucky, SE 



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Smith, Benjamin F L<-xington, C 

Smith, C. Q West Oklahoma, SC 

♦Smith, George H Holston, SE 

♦Smith, H. W. B Savannah, C 

Smith, Harrv C. (4-16) North Carolina, SE 

♦Smith, John W Peninsula, NE 

♦Smith, Marvin B North Carolina, SE 

♦Smith, Matthew D Dakota, NC 

Smith, W. Stanley North-East Ohio, NC 

♦Snapp, Dennis V. (4-8) Kentucky, SE 

♦Snider, P. M. Pacific Northwest, W 

♦Snodgrass, Edmund Baltimore, NE 

♦Snyder, Mrs. Ina Lemmon North Indiana, NC 

♦Snyder, LeRoy L * Northwest Iowa, NC 

Snyder, Paul J Northern Minnesota, NC 

♦Soule, Miss Zillah L Central Provinces, OS 

Spann, J. Richard Southwest Texas, SC 

Spaugy, Lemon D Pittsburgh, NE 

Spear, Laren Illinois, NC 

Spore, Kenneth L Little Rock, SC 

Sprague, Roy L. (3-13; 8-7) Pacific Northwest, W 

Spurlock, Raymond B Michigan, NC 

♦Stainton, Howard S New Jersey, NE 

Stallings, Matthew J Upper Mississippi, C 

Stanbury, Walter A Western North Carolina, SE 

♦Stanley, Osso W Louisville, SE 

Stanton, Willard F Pacific Northwest, W 

Staples, Louis S Maine, NE 

♦Staten, William H Delaware, C 

Stater, Charles G West Virginia, NE 

Stearns, Harold G Central New York, NE 

Steel, Marshall T North Texas, SC 

♦Steele, A. Glenn West Oklahoma, SC 

♦Stephens, Mrs. Pearl M Central Kansas, SC 

♦Stevens, Florence S New England Southern, NE 

Stevenson, Marion A Holston, SE 

Stewart, William H. (9-1) New York East, NE 

♦Stiles, George W Colorado, W 

♦Stites, Stanley D Illinois, NC 

Stone, A. Stanley Detroit, NC 

Story, Bert L Nebraska, SC 

Stringfellow, LeRoy W. (4-11) New Hampshire, NE 

♦Strong, Mrs. M. F Southwest, C 

Stryker, John B Liberia, OS 

Stuart, R. Marvin California, W 

♦Summers, Oscar New York East, NE 

Sundaram, Gabriel Hyderabad, OS 

Swan, Charles L Hyderabad, OS 

Swaney, Bertram G Rock River, NC 

♦Swarts, Thomas C Pittsburgh, NE 

Sweazy, Clyde A. . Kentucky, SE 

♦Sweet, Mrs. Paul W Pacific Northwest, W 

Syglit, William L Delaware, C 

♦Tarr, Oliver A North-East Ohio, NC 

♦Tate, Lewis N Illinois, NC 

♦Tatum, Robert T Texas, C 

Taylor, Francis D New England, NE 

♦Taylor, H. K Virginia, SE 

Taylor, John L St . Louis, SC 



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Taylor, Perry P. (6-6) Missouri, SC 

Taylor, Samuel W Western North Carolina, SE 

*Tedder, George W Florida, SE 

Thomas, Essell P Peninsula, NE 

Thomas, Fred D East Tennessee, C 

Thomas, George A South Carolina, C 

*Thomas, Henry F New York East, NE 

*Thomas, Lavens M Holston, SE 

*Thomas, Orange Baltimore, NE 

•*Thompson, Emmett D Tennessee, SE 

Thompson, George B Indus River, OS 

♦Thompson, Glenn W Indiana, NC 

*Thompson, Sam H lowa-Des Moines, NC 

Thompson, T. Walter Illinois, NC 

Thompson, William C. (6-15) . .* Delaware, C 

Thornburg, Amos A New England Southern, NE 

Thrailkill, Joseph S. (4-16) North Georgia, SE 

Thrall, Charles H Illinois, NC 

*Thrasher, Tigner E South Georgia, SE 

*Tilly, Mrs. M. E North Georgia, SE 

Tingle, Benjamin F North Alabama, SE 

*Titus, J. E Northwest India, OS 

Tolley, Earl V Wyoming, NE 

* Tompkins, Oscar L Alabama, SE 

■Tower, Alphonso W Southern California-Arizona, W 

*Townsend, Ted H Northern New York, NE 

Tripp, Ernest F Troy, NE 

Trotter, Frederick B Southern California-Arizona, W 

*Truran, Harold B New York, NE 

Turner, Bedford Louisville, SE 

*Turner, Mrs. Frances W Central Alabama, C 

Turner, Walter L Central Alabama, C 

Turnipseed, B. Rhett Upper South Carolina, SE 

*Turnley, Mrs. Edmund . . / Tennessee, SE- 

Twiddy, Norman W New York East, NE 

Tyler, John Paul (10-2) Virginia, SE 

Tyson, W. Galloway Philadelphia, NE 

*Ulland, J. S Northern Minnesota, NC 

Upperman, Harry L Tennessee, SE 

*Van Antwerp, Harry I Troy, NE 

VanDyke, Ellroy D Central New York, NE 

*VanDyke, M. Faye (4-3) Central New York, NE 

Van Horn, John D Pittsburgh, NE 

*Vanlandingham, John W South Georgia, SE 

Versteeg, John M Ohio, NC 

♦Victor, Mrs. Fred A New York, NE 

Vivion, King (7-12) Tennessee, SE 

Vivion, Monroe Texas, SC 

Volkland, Otto F , . Central Kansas, SC 

*Wade, Mrs. H. King (6-4) Little Rock, SC 

♦Waggoner, Merle J North Texas, SC 

♦Waldron, John Wesley Newark, NE 

♦Walker, Mrs. Clarissa D Delaware, C 

♦Walker, Mrs. Harley (3-5) lowa-Des Moines, NC 

♦Walker, Marion R Southern California-Arizona, W 

Walker, Thomas H. B Florida, C 

Wallace, Arthur H California, W 



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Wallace, James N Southwest, C 

Wampler, Walter C Montana, W 

*Ward, Forrest S. (5-7) North Alabama, SE 

*Ward, James E Upper South Carolina SE 

*Ward, Walter A Genesee, NE 

Ward, William R., Jr New England Southern, NE 

*Wardlaw, J. C North Georgia, SE 

Warmer, George A Southern California-Arizona, W 

Wasson, Lovick P. (10-8) North Mississippi, SE 

Watters, Philip S New York, NE 

Watts, H. Bascom East Oklahoma, SC 

*Weaver, Guy Western North Carolina, SE 

*Webb, James H Delawar;^ C 

*Webb, Paul C Central Pennsylvania, NE 

*Wedemeyer, Mrs. B. B Central Texas, SC 

*Wegner, Mrs. Charles E Minnesota, NC 

*Weir, Benjamin Illinois, NC 

Welliver, Lester A. (6-1) Central Pennsylvania, NE 

Wells, Frank L Virginia, SE 

Wengatz, John C Liberia, OS 

Weslev, Arturo F Eastern South America, OS 

*Wetzel, Ira Rock River, NC 

*Wharton, Joe P Upper South Carolina, SE 

Whitaker, Howard W Kentucky, SE 

White, Gay C Illinois, NC 

White, Roscoe M Virginia, SE 

*Whiting, Miss Ethel L Lucknow, OS 

*Whitmore, Ben A Tennessee, SE 

Whitten, George E Southern Illinois, NC 

Whitton, Charles D New Jersey, NE 

Wiant, Warren W Pittsburgh, NE 

Wicke, Llovd C Newark, NE 

Wicker, Rufus E Florida, SE 

Wiggins, Lemuel E Upper South Caroina, SE 

Wiggins, Sam B. (4-14) North Arkansas, SC 

♦Wight, J. Slater (4-19) South Georgia, SE 

♦Wiley, Frank W Ohio, NC 

*Wiley, Henry S Illinois, NC 

*Wilkins, J. E Lexington, C 

Wilkins, John R California, W 

♦Wilkinson, John W. F Erie, NE 

Williams, Aden P Virginia, SE 

* Williams, Mrs. Candace A Upper Mississippi, C 

Williams, Ernest B North Arkansas, SC 

Williams, George W Mississipp, C 

Williams, Thomas F Northwest Indiana, NC 

Williamson, A. G. (6-16) Missouri, SC 

Willson, E. Ray Detroit, NC 

♦Wilmot, Dan H New Mexico, SC 

♦Wilson, Jerry B Wyoming, NK 

Wilson, James H South Georgia, SE 

♦Wilson, Laurence L. (7-2) Central Kansas, SC 

♦Wiltse, George N Indiana, NC 

♦Wimberly, Rudolph S South Georgia, SE 

Winche.ster, Robert W North Carolina, C 

♦Winter, H. Hartley New Hampshire, NE 

♦Wiseman, Homer W West Virginia, NE 

Witwer, Albert M Philadelphia, NE 

♦Wollan, Ingwald G Northern Minnesota, NC 

♦Womack, Richard E » Memphis, SE 



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Womack, W. Vance North Arkansas, SC 

Wood, Robert L Baltimore, NE 

Woodward, Abram S. (4-6) Indiana, NC 

*Woodley, Mark Southern Illinois, NC 

*Woods, J. Matt Missouri, SC 

Woolf , Ernest L Virginia, SE 

Worley, Elbert D Holston, SE 

Wright, Cal C Northwest Texas, SC 

Wright, Quincy R. (8-11) Southwest Missouri, SC 

♦Yarbrough, Mrs. Walter G Texas, SC 

Yates, Earl U Southern Illinois, NC 

♦Yen, Lo Ren Kiangsi, OS 

Yeomans, Clyde G North Indiana, NC 

Yoak, John B. F., Jr. (5-10) West Virginia, NE 

Yoder, Samuel L North Indiana, NC 

Yost, Clark R Southern Illinois, NC 

*Youell, Donald R Holston, SE 

*Young, Joe M Southern California-Arizona, W 

Young, J. Otis Ohio, NC 

Young, Lawrence Southern California-Arizona, W 

Youngblood, Curtis Mississippi, SE 

Zerr, Levi H Philadelphia, NE 

*Zeigler, George G., Jr Philadelphia, NE 

*Zimmerman, Henry M Kentuck, SE 

Zottele, Pedro Chily, OS 

Zumbrunnen, Thomas M West Virginiea, NE 



PLAN OF ORGANIZATION AND RULES OF 

ORDER 

A. PLAN OF ORGANIZATION 
I. Opening Session and Organization 

The General Conference shall assemble at 10 o'clock a.m 
on the day fixed and at the place determined upon in ac- 
cordance with action taken by the preceding General Con- 
ference. The Holy Communion shall be celebrated by the 
Conference, the Council of Bishops being in charge; after 
which the Conference shall be called to order by the Bishop 
designated, as provided in Paragraph 8, Item 11, of the 
Discipline (1940), 

The Plan of Organization and Rules of Order of the 
preceding General Conference shall be in effect until the 
Plan of Organization and Rules of Order for the ensuing 
General Conference shall have been adopted : — 

The following order of business shall be observed. 

1. Roll Call. The roll shall be called by the Secretary 
of the preceding General Conference in the following 
manner : 

(1) There shall be called the names of the Bishops who 
have died since the adjournment of the preceding Gen- 
eral Conference, and likewise the names of delegates elect 
who have died ; 

(2) The Secretary of the Council of Bishops shall re- 
port the number of Bishops who are present, providing 
the Secretary, for record, a list of their names. 

(3) The roll of delegates shall be called by Annual 
Conferences. The Chairman of each delegation shall be 
provided with a blank form on which to report in writ- 
ing the attendance of its members, noting absentees and 
substitutions, which reports shall be tabulated by the 
Secretary and published in the Daily Advocate. Any al- 
ternate seated in the place of a regular delegate shall 
have been duly elected as an alternate delegate by his 
Annual Conference, and shall meet the requirements set 
forth in the Discipline of The Methodist Church (1940), 
Paragraph 351. Alternate delegates shall be seated in the 
order of their election. 

2. Adoptio7i of Plan of Organization and Rides of Order. 
The report of the Committee on Rules created by the pre- 

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ceding General Conference shall be presented for Confer- 
ence action. 

3. Election of Secretary. If a quorum be present, the 
Conference shall elect from the ministry or lay member- 
ship of The Methodist Church, on nomination from the 
floor, a Secretary, which election shall be by ballot if there 
be two or more nominees. 

4. Committee Nominations and Electiotis. The Council 
of Bishops shall present nominations for the Administra- 
tive Committees and such other nominations as are here- 
inafter committed to them, for election by the General 
Conference. 

5. Miscellaneous Business. 

6. The Episcopal Address. 

7. Adjournment. 

II. Presiding Officers and Secretarial Staff 

1. The presiding officers for the several sessions of the 
Conference shall be chosen from among the effective 
bishops in the following manner : The Council of Bishops 
shall at the opening session nominate for election by the 
Conference a Committee on Presiding Officers composed of 
one minister and one layman from each Jurisdiction, and 
one minister and one layman from among the delegates 
representing the Annual Conferences outside the United 
States. The committee thus constituted shall select the 
presiding officer for each session of the Conference, and 
in each instance report its selection to the Conference prior 
to the adjournment of the session immediately preceding. 

2. The Secretary of the General Conference elected as 
hereinbefore provided shall serve until the next General 
Conference is organized and a successor elected. 

3. The Conference shall elect, upon the nomination of the 
Secretary, such Assistant Secretaries from the ministry or 
lay membership of The Methodist Church as it may deem 
wise. 

4. If in the interim of the quadrennial sessions of the 
General Conference the office of Secretary shall for any 
reason be vacated the Council of Bishops shall elect a suc- 
cessor to serve until the next session. 

III. Committees 
The General Conference shall have the standing commit- 
tees hereinafter indicated, with such functions, responsi- 
bilities, and limitations respectively as are hereinafter pre- 
scribed, and such special committees as it may order. 



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1. ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEES 

(1) Rides. There shall be a committee of six on Plan 
of Organization and Rules of Order. The Secretary of the 
Conference shall be an ex officio member and one of six. 
To this committee shall be referred any proposed amend- 
ments to the Plan of Organization and Rules of Order. To 
it may also be referred any other matters relating to parlia- 
mentary order or procedure in the business of the Con- 
ference. 

(2) Journal. There shall be a committee of seven which 
shall daily examine the record of the Secretary, comparing 
it with the stenographic record, and report its findings to 
the Conference, recommending appropriate action. Any 
error subsequently discovered in a section of the Journal 
which has been approved shall be reported to the Conference 
for correction. 

(3) Credentials. There shall be a committee of seven 
on Credentials. To this committee the Chairmen of the 
respective Annual Conference delegations shall report, on 
a form provided for that purpose, the names of absent 
delegates and of available alternate delegates to be sub- 
stituted for said absentees. This committee shall in turn 
report all such cases of absence to the Conference with 
recommendations as to the seating of alternates if such are 
available. No alternate delegates shall be seated except 
by action of the Conference and after a report has been 
made upon the case by this committee; provided, that alter- 
nate delegates reported by the Chairmen of the respective 
Annual Conference delegations as substituted at the open- 
ing session shall be seated without the action of this com- 
mittee; provided, further, such substitutions shall be re- 
ported to this committee for review and report to the Con- 
ference. 

(4) Reference. There shall be a Committee of Refer- 
ence composed of the Secretary, an Assistant Secretary 
designated by the Secretary, and three others. This com- 
mittee shall receive all memorials, petitions, etc., dealing 
with the regular business of the Conference, and, after 
ascertaining that they meet the requirements herein speci- 
fied, shall distribute them among the several committees 
according to their respective responsibilities. The Commit- 
tee of Reference may withdraw a paper after having as- 
signed it to a committee, either upon request or upon its 
own motion. It may also withhold from reference or pub- 
lication any document it shall deem improper, promptly 
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that appeal may be made to the Conference if desired. This 
committee shall publish each daj^ in the Daily Advocate a 
list of the communications it has referred to the several 
standing committees, identifying each by number, title, 
origin, and destination. No memorial or petition shall be 
assigned by the Committee of Reference to any General 
Conference committee unless it comes from some organiza- 
tion, minister, or member of The Methodist Church, and 
also contains information essential to the verification of the 
alleged facts concerning its origin. All memorials shall be 
presented in triplicate. Each shall deal with only one gen- 
eral subject. Not more than one memorial shall be pre- 
sented on a single sheet of paper. 

(5) Editorial Revision. There shall be a committee of 
five, which, for the purpose of clarification and definiteness 
of statement, and of correction of verbal errors and in- 
felicities in expression, shall review and edit for publication 
in the printed Journal all reports of committees as adopted 
by the Conference : 

(6) Courtesies, Privileges. There shall be a committee 
of fourteen, composed of one minister and one layman from 
each Jurisdiction and one minister and one layman from 
among the delegates representing Annual Conferences out- 
side the United States, known as the Committee on Courte- 
sies and Privileges, having the following duties and re- 
sponsibilities : 

a. To consider, as presented to it by members of the Con- 
ference, what said members regard as questions or 
matters of privilege and decide whether they are such 
or not, and, if they are regarded as being such, to 
recommend to the Conference that they be heard. 

Note: Only questions or matters of privileges which are 
so urgent that they cannot wait for consideration by 
this committee may be presented immediately to the 
Conference as provided in Rule 9. 

b. To prepare with due regard for brevity and present 
to the Conference for its action such complimentary 
resolutions as occasion may demand. 

c. To arrange for the extending of the courtesies of the 
Conference to any to whom they may be due, fraternal 
delegates and official visitors excepted. 

d. To arrange for a Memorial Service, at some time 
agreeable to the Conference, for deceased delegates 
elect, for Bishops and General Officers of the Church 
who have died since the adjournment of the preceding 



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General Conference, and others who in the judgment 
of the Committee m£jy appropriately be included. 

(7) Fraternal Delegates. There shall be a committee 
of six whose function it shall be to extend the courtesies 
of the Conference to Fraternal Delegates and Official Vis- 
tiors and present them to the Conference at its pleasure. 
(The General Conference Committee on Entertainment .shall 
arrange for the entertainment of Fraternal Delegates.) 

(8) Presiding Officers. See Section II, Paragraph 1. 

(9) Committee of Chairmen. The Chairmen of the sev- 
eral Legislative Committees shall be constituted a committee 
to which shall be referred any inter-committee disagree- 
ment or difficulty, in accordance with Rule 30, and .shall 
arrange for the presentation of committee reports to the 
Conference in such order as to expedite the business, 

(10) Sifting Committee. There shall be a committee 
of seven to whom shall be referred, without motion or de- 
bate, all questions, proposals, resolutions, communi- 
cations, or other matters not included in the regular 
business of the General Conference, as set forth in this 
Plan of Organization. This committee shall determine 
whether or not the matter presented shall be considered by 
the Conference. If matters of the nature above described 
shall be introduced in open Conference without having been 
recommended by this committee, the presiding officer shall, 
as soon as he shall have discovered the character of the 
same, refer all such matters to this committee without 
reading, and the same shall not be published in Daily Advo- 
cate unless and until they have been approved and pre- 
sented to the Conference by the Sifting Committee; pro- 
vided, however, should the Sifting Committee determine 
that any matter referred to it should not be brought before 
the Conference for consideration, then if a petition signed 
by fifty, or more, members of the Conference shall be pre- 
sented to the Conference requesting consideration, unless 
a two-thirds vote of the members of the Conference present 
and voting shall refuse consideration, the matter .shall be 
referred to the appropriate Standing Committee. 

(11) Correlation of Legislation. There shall be a com- 
mittee composed of one representative from each Legis- 
lative Committee, elected by the General Conference on 
nomination of the Council of Bishops. To this committee 
shall be referred for review all legislation enacted by the 
Conference. It shall be the function and duty of the com- 
mittee carefully to study such legislation and to report 



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promptly to the Conference any and all contradictions and 
inconsistencies discovered therein. 

The Secretary of the General Conference shall employ 
a competent person who shall be at the service of the com- 
mittee and under its direction in the performance of its 
duties. 

2. LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES 

The Genera! Conference shall have the following stand- 
ing Legislative Committees which shall consider proposals 
looking towards new legislation or changes in the present 
legislation of the Church and report recommendations re- 
lating thereto to the Conference. The term "legislative," 
however, as descriptive of the function of these commit- 
tees, is not to be interpreted with absolute strictness, inas- 
much as they may consider matters calculated to eventuate 
in the form of advices, resolutions, appeals, etc., as well 
as in legislation. 

(1) Membership, Lay Activities, and Temporal Economy. 
To this committee shall be referred all memorials, petitions, 
resolutions, etc., relating to Church membership and con- 
ditions, duties, and transfer thereof ; to lay activities, stew- 
ards, trustees, properties, church finances (general and 
local), and to such activities of the Church at large in and 
through its institutions and Boards as are not made the 
specific responsibility of any other legislative committee. 

(2) Ministry. To this committee shall be referred all 
memorials, petitions, resolutions, etc., relating to the min- 
istry of the Church in all its forms, grades, and orders. 

(3) Education. To this committee shall be referred all 
memorials, petitions, resolutions, etc., relating to the Board 
of Education and to the interests and activities which by 
the law of the Church are made the concern of this Board. 

(4) Missio7is and Church Extension. To this committee 
shall be referred all memorials, petitions, resolutions, etc., 
relating to the Board of Missions and Church Extension 
and to the interests and activities made by the law of the 
Church the concern of this Board. 

(5) Publishing Interests. To this committee shall be 
referred all memorials, petitions, resolutions, etc., relat- 
ing to the Board of Publication and to the interests and 
activities made by the law of the Church the concern of 
this Board. 

(6) Conference Claitrmnis. To this committee shall be 
referred all memorials, petitions, resolutions, etc., relat- 
ing to the support of retired and supernumerary minis- 



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ters, widows, and dependent children of deceased ministers, 
not including Bishops. 

(7) Conferences. To this committee shall be referred 
all memorials, petitions, resolutions, etc., relating to the 
General, Jurisdictional. Central, Provisional Central, An- 
nual, Provisional Annual, District, Quarterly, and Church 
Conferences, and Missions, and Annual Meetings. 

(8) State of the Church. To this committee shall be 
referred all memorials, petitions, resolutions, etc., relat- 
ing to social service, temperance (and the Board of Tem- 
perance), labor. Sabbath observance, divorce, amusements, 
and those elements, factors, and asi)ects of the social and 
spiritual welfare of the Church not made the responsibility 
of any other committee. 

(9) Evangelism. To this committee shall be referred 
all memorials, petitions, resolutions, etc., relating to evan- 
gelism and to the devotional life and literature of the 
Church, made by the law of the Church the concern of 
the Commission on Evangelism. 

(10) Hospitals and Homes. To this committee shall 
be referred all memorials, petitions, resolutions, etc., re- 
lating to the Board of Hospitals and Homes, to the in- 
terests and activities which by the law of the Church are 
made the concern of this Board, and to all the eleemosynary 
work and responsibility of the Church not comprehended 
in the responsibility of any other legislative committee. 

(11) American Bible Society. To this committee shall 
be referred all memorials, petitions, resolutions, etc., re- 
lating to the relation of The Methodist Church to, its 
interest in, and share of responsibility for the American 
Bible Society and its work. 

(12) Ritual and Orders of Worship. To this committee 
shall be referred all memorials, petitions, resolutions, etc., 
relating to ritual and orders of worship. 

(13) Interdenominational Relations. To this committee 
shall be referred all memorials, petitions, resolutions, etc.. 
relating to the interdenominational activities, relations, in- 
terests, and responsibilities of The Methodist Church. 

(14) Judicial Administration. To this committee shall 
be referred all memorials, petitions, resolutions, etc., re- 
lating to the formal disciplining, trial, and appeal of mem- 
bers and ministers of The Methodist Church and relating to 
the Judicial Council and the judicial procedure within the 
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(15) Enabling Acti^ and Legal Forms. There shall be 
a committee of twelve charged with the responsibility of 
preparing and presenting for adoption by the Conference 
such enabling acts and legal forms as may be needed in the 
continuing process of unifying the interests and agencies of 
the Church. 

3. MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEES 

(1) Except as otherwise provided in the plan of Organ- 
ization or ordered by the Conference, the membership of 
all committees shall be constituted by election of the Con- 
ference on nomination of the Council of Bishops. In making 
nominations the Council of Bishops shall maintain as nearly 
as practicable and advisable an equal balance of representa- 
tion between ministerial and lay delegates on all Committees 

(2) Legislative committees numbered 9 to 14, inclusive 
(Evangelism, Hospitals and Homes, American Bible Society, 
Ritual and Orders of Worship, Interdenominational Rela- 
tions, and Judicial Administration), shall each consist of 
two ministers and two laymen from each Jurisdiction, and 
one minister and one layman from delegates representing 
Annual Conferences outside the United States. 

(3) Each delegate shall serve as a member of one of the 
legislative committees numbered 1 to 8. Within the dele- 
gation each member shall choose from the legislative com- 
mittees 1 to 8 the committee on which he shall serve, the 
choice being made in order of election. (*) The layman 
first elected shall be entitled to the first choice, the minister 
first elected to the second choice, and thus the right of 
choice shall continue to alternate between lay and minis- 
terial delegates in the order of their election ; provided, that 
two members of a delegation may not serve on any one of 
the above designated legislative committees 1 to 8, unless 
the said delegation is represented on each of them. All dele- 
gations composed of more than eight members shall assign 
their additional members according to this same principle 
of distribution. (For example, a Conference with fourteen 
delegates shall have two members on each of any six of 
these eight committees, and one on each of the remaining 
two. Each delegate may in the order of his turn to choose 



(*) Footnote: The following action was taken by the 1940 General 
Conference : 

"Your Committee recommends that the first choice on Committees 
should alternate from quadrennium to quadrennium between the 
ministerial and lay delegates. This would mean that the laymen 
would have the first choice on Legislative Committees 1 to 8 in 1944, 
(See page 698. Journal of the 1940 General Conference.) 



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select any one of these ei^ht committees, provided that the 
foregoing division of delegates among the committees is 
maintained.) If a matter is under consideration in any 
legislative committee which in the judgment of any Annual 
Conference delegation vitally affects the interests of its con- 
stituency, and if the said Annual Conference is not repre- 
sented in the membership of said committee, then the said 
delegation may choose one of its number to represent its An- 
nual Conference in the committee when the matter judged 
to be vital to the interests of its constituency is under con- 
sideration. Such a person shall be entitled to sit with the 
committee while this particular matter is being considered ; 
he shall be entitled to the floor, subject to such limitations 
as are imposed on the regular members of said committee, 
but he shall not be entitled to vote. 

4. MEETINGS OF COMMITTEES 

( 1 ) For Organization. The Legislative Committees shall 
meet for organization on the afternoon of the first day of 
the General Conference sessions. Those numbered 9 to 15, 
inclusive, at 2 :30 o'clock, and those numbered 1 to 8, inclu- 
sive, at 3 :30. A Bishop appointed by the Council of Bishops 
and an Assistant Secretary appointed by the Secretary shall 
serve, respectively, as Chairman and Secretary to effect an 
organization in each of the several committees. 

a. The first named on each of the other committees shall 
act as convener, calling a meeting for organization at 
the earliest practicable date. 

b. The election of Chairman and Secretary of each com- 
mittee, both Administrative and Legislative, shall be 
by ballot. 

c. The Assistant Secretary appointed for the organization 
of each legislative committee shall report in writing 
to the Secretary of the Conference at the earliest possi- 
ble date the officers elected. In the case of all other 
committees the Secretary elected shall make such re- 
port immediately to the Secretary of the Conference. 

(2) Regular Meetings. The Legislative Committees 1 
to 8, inclusive, shall meet each week day at 2 :30 P.M., unless 
otherwise ordered by the Conference, and each until its 
work is completed. Legislative Committees 9 to 15, inclu- 
sive, shall meet each week day at 7:30 p.m., or such other 
times as they may themselves respectively determine and 
each until its work is completed. 

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the members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction 
of business in all committees. 

5. FUNCTION AND AUTHORITY OF COMMITTEES 

The Administrative Committees, without specific instruc- 
tion or direction from the Conference, shall assume responsi- 
bility for conisdering and reporting to the Conference upon 
(if it seems wise to do so) all matters which would logically 
fall within their respective purviews as these are indicated 
hereinbefore. The Legislative Committees may not orig- 
inate business, but shall consider and report only upon that 
which is referred to them directly by the Conference or 
through the Committee of Reference. 

IV. Delegate's Expense Account 

1. The report of the Committee on Credentials shall be the 
basis for settlement with principal and alternate delegates 
for their per diem allowance. 

2. The total traveling expense shall be payable to the 
principal delegate if he be present and seated. If during 
the session of the Conference an alternate is seated in his 
place, he shall adjust the travel expense with such alter- 
nate on the basis of the time served by each. 

B. RULES OF ORDER 
I. Daily Schedule 
Rule 1. The following shall be the daily order for the 
General Conference, Sundays excepted : 

(1) 8:30 A.M. to 9 A.M. — Devotional Service under the 
direction of the Council of Bishops. 

(2) 9 A.M to 12:30 P.M. — Conference business with re- 
cess for ten minutes at 10 :30. 

(3) 2:30 P.M. to 5 P.M. — Committee meetings. 

Rule 2. After devotional service the daily sessions of the 
Conference shall be conducted as follows: 

(1) Report of Committee on Journal of the previous 
meeting or meetings. 

(2) Report of Committee on Courtesies and Privileges. 

(3) Reports of other Administrative and Special Com- 
mittees. 

(4) Calendar. 

(5) Miscellaneous business. 

II. Presiding Officers 
Rule 3. The Bishop presiding shall be the legal Chair- 
man of the General Conference. He shall decide points 



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of order raised by the members and shall rule on points 
of order not raised by the members, as he deems neces- 
sary to conform to these Rules of Order, subject, in both 
cases, to an appeal to the Conference by any member 
without debate; except that the Chairman and the Ap- 
pellant, in the order here named, shall each have five min- 
utes for a statement in support of their respective positions. 
A tie vote in the case of an appeal shall sustain the Chair. 
When any member raises a point of order he shall cite by 
number the rule he adjudges to have been violated. 

Rule 4. When the Chairman stands in his place and calls 
the Conference to order, no member shall speak, address 
the Chair, or stand while the Chairman stands. 

III. Rights and Duties of Members 

Rule 5. No member, unless hindered by sickness or other- 
wise from being present, shall absent himself from the 
sessions of the Conference without permission of the Con- 
ference, and all absentees shall be reported by the Chairmen 
of the several Annual Conference delegations to the Com- 
mittee on Credentials on a form provided for this purpose. 
No alternate delegate shall have the privilege of member- 
ship until the substitution has been approved by the Con- 
ference, except after the first session of the Conference, 
as provided in the Plan of Organization, Division III, Sec- 
tion 1, Subsection 3. 

Rule 6. When a delegate desires to speak to the Con- 
ference, he shall arise at his assigned seat, respectfully 
address the Presiding Officer, using the term "Mr. Chair- 
man," and after recognition, proceed to the speaker's plat- 
form, where, before speaking, he shall give the Chairman, 
in writing, his name and that of the Annual Conference 
which he represents; which, in turn, the Chairman shall 
then announce to the Conference. 

If by reason of the intended brevity of his remarks 
he speaks from a microphone, he shall first announce his 
name and the name of the Annual Conference which he 
represents, which in turn, the Chairman shall then announce 
to the Conference. 

Rule 7. No member who has the floor may be interrupted 
except for a breach of order, or a misrepresentation, or to 
direct the attention of the Conference to the fact that the 
time has arrived for a special order, or to raise a very 
urgent question of high privilege. 

Rule 8. No member shall speak a second time on the 
same question if any member who has not spoken desires 



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the floor, nor more than twice on the same subject under 
the same motion, nor longer than ten minutes unless his 
time shall be extended by the Conference, except as pro- 
vided in Rule 34. 

Rule 9. A member claiming the floor at any time for 
what he believes is a very urgent question of high privilege, 
shall be allowed to indicate briefly the nature of the ques- 
tion, and if it be adjudged by the Chair to be such, he may 
proceed at his pleasure or until the Chairman judges that he 
has exhausted his privilege. (See Plan of Organization, 
Division III, Section 1, Subsection 6.) 

Rule 10. Only delegates within the area of the Confer- 
ence when the vote is taken shall be entitled to vote. All 
delegates within the area at the time a question is put, 
shall vote, except such as shall have been excused for special 
reasons by the Conference. 

Rule 11. Voting shall be by a show of hands unless 
otherwise ordered by the Conference. An "aye" and "no" 
vote, if taken, shall be by signed ballot. A count vote may 
be ordered on call of any member supported by one-fifth of 
the members present and voting, in which case the dele- 
gates shall rise from their seats and stand until counted. 
It shall be in order for the Conference to proceed with any 
business which can be appropriately fitted into the time 
while waiting for the report of the secretaries on a count 
vote or an "aye" and "no" vote. 

Rule 12. Before a vote is taken any delegate shall have 
the right to call for a division of any question, if it is sub- 
ject to such division as he indicates. If no delegate objects, 
the division shall be made, but if there is objection the 
Chair shall put the question of division to vote, not waiting 
for a second. 

Rule 13. The ministerial and lay delegates shall de- 
liberate as one body; but upon a call, by motion of any 
delegate, seconded by another delegate of the same order 
and supported by one-third of the members of that order 
voting, the ministerial and lay delegates shall vote sepa- 
rately. But when the Conference votes by orders no measure 
shall be passed without the concurrence of a majority of 
both classes of delegates. In cases of such a vote the order 
calling for it shall vote first; provided, however, that the 
Conference may not vote by orders on a proposed amend- 
ment to the Constitution. {Discipline 1940, Paragraph 10, 
Item 2.) 

Rule 14. No other business shall be in order when a vote 
is being taken or when the previous question has been 



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called until the process has been completed, except such as 
relates to the vote itself or that can be appropriately fitted 
into the time while waiting for the report of the Secretaries 
on a count vote or an "aye" and "no" vote. (See Rule 11.) 

IV. Business Procedure 

Rule 15. Whenever a report of a committee, signed by 
the Chairman and Secretary thereof, or a resolution signed 
by two or more members of the Conference, shall be pre- 
sented to the Conference for its action, it shall be deemed 
in proper order for consideration by the Conference without 
the formality of a motion to adopt and a second thereto. 

Rule 16. Resolutions and committee reports shall be pre- 
sented in quadruplicate ; and, when requested by the Secre- 
tary, motions including amendments shall be presented in 
writing. 

Rule 17. All resolutions, committee reports, and com- 
munications to the Conference shall be read by the Secretary 
except as otherwise provided in Rule 31. When a motion is 
made and seconded, or a resolution is introduced and sec- 
onded, or a committee report is read or its publication in 
the Daily Advocate cited by the Secretary of the Confer- 
ence, or any other, it shall be deemed to be in possession of 
the Conference. 

Rule 18. The following motions shall be acted upon with- 
out debate: 

(1) To adjourn, when unqualified, except to adjourn the 
Conference finally. 

(2) To suspend the rules. 

(3) To lay on the table, except as provided in Rule 34. 

(4) To take from the table. 

(5) To call for the previous question. 

(6) To reconsider a non-debatable motion. 

(7) To limit or extend the limits of debate. 

(8) To call for the orders of the day. 

Rule 19. The main question may be opened to debate un- 
der the following motions : To adopt, to commit, to substi- 
tute, to postpone, and to reconsider. No new motion, resolu- 
tion, or subject shall be entertained until the one under con- 
sideration shall have been disposed of except as provided 
in Rule 11. The foregoing does not apply to secondary 
motions if otherwise allowable in the existing parliamentary 
situation. If any one or more of the following motions shall 
be made when one or more other notions are pending the 
order shall be made when one or more other motions are 
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another shall be the same as the order of their listing 
below : 

(1) To fix the time to which the Conference shall ad- 
journ. (This motion is subject to amendment, or it 

. may be laid on the table.) 

(2) To adjourn. 

(3) To take recess. 

(4) To order the previous question. 

(5) To lay on the table. 

(6) To limit or extend the limits of debate. 

(7) To postpone to a given time. 

(8) To refer. 

(9) To amend or to substitute (one amendment being 
allowed to an amendment.) 

(10) To postpone indefinitely. 

Rule 20. No motion which adheres to another motion or 
has another motion adhering to it can be laid on the table by 
itself. Such motions if laid on the table, carry with them 
the motions to which they adhere or which adheres to them. 

Rule 21. When a resolution or committee report is prop- 
erly before the Conference for consideration and action 
(even if amendments thereto are pending), a substitute 
therefor may be offered by any member moving that the 
same be substituted for the resolution or report under con- 
sideration. The motion to substitute may not be considered 
or put, however, until the original report or resolution is 
perfected, including consideration of and action on any 
amendments to it which may have been offered. The Con- 
ference may terminate this perfecting process by ordering 
the previous question on the motion to adopt the report 
or resolution. If this be done, the vote shall immediately be 
taken on any amendments to the report or resolution then 
pending, but the vote shall not be taken on the adoption of 
the report or resolution or on making the substitution until 
the substitute is also perfected. The main question, report 
or resolution, having been perfected, the substitute shall be 
considered, which consideration may be terminated at any 
time thereafter by ordering the previous question, in which 
case, after action on any amendments to the substitute then 
pending, the vote shall be taken on the motion to substitute. 
After this, without further debate or amendment the vote 
shall be taken on the motion to adopt, if the previous ques- 
tion thereon was ordered as above indicated as being allow- 
able, or if it was ordered later. In the course of the fore- 
going perfecting process in the case of both or either the 
main question and/or the substitute, the consideration may 



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for a time be limited by action of the Conference to pre- 
senting, considering and acting on amendments. If this is 
done, the previous question may not be ordered on the adop- 
tion of the report or on making the substitution until two 
or more members shall have spoken on each side of the 
question after the termination of the period limited to 
amendments, if there be those who desire so to speak. 

Rule 22. When any member moves the previous question 
(that is, that the vote be now taken on the motion or mo- 
tions pending) , he shall indicate to what he intends it to 
apply, if any secondary motion or motions are also pending. 
If he does not so indicate, it shall be regarded as applying 
only to the immediately pending question. This motion shall 
be taken without debate and if adopted the vote shall be 
taken on the motion or motions to which it applies without 
further debate except as provided in Rule 34. 

Rule 23. It shall not be in order for a member immedi- 
ately after discussing a pending question, and before re- 
linquishing the floor, to make a motion whose adoption 
would limit or stop debate. 

Rule 24. A majority of those voting, a quorum being 
present, shall decide all questions with the following ex- 
ceptions : 

(1) One-fifth of those present and voting shall suflfice 
to sustain a call for an "aye" and "no" vote, or a 
count vote in case the decision of the Chair is doubted. 

(2) A call for vote by orders shall prevail if sustained 
by one-third of the members of the order from which 
the call came, present and voting. 

(3) A two-thirds vote shall be required to sustain a mo- 
tion to suspend or amend the rules, to set aside a 
special order, to consider a special order before the 
time set therefor, or any motion whose adoption 
would limit debate. 

Rule 25. A motion to reconsider an action of the Confer- 
ence shall be in order at any time if offered by a member 
who voted with the prevailing side. If the motion it is pro- 
posed to reconsider is non-debatable, the motion to recon- 
sider may not be debated. 

Rule. 26. The Secretary shall keep a chronological record 
of Orders of the Day and of reports of committees (see Rule 
29) and this record shall be called the Calendar, and the 
matters of business placed on it shall be considered in order, 
unless by a two-thirds vote of the Conference an item is 
taken up out of its order. 

Rule 27. The motion to adjourn, when unqualified, shall 



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be taken without debate, and shall always be in order, except 

(1) When a delegate has the floor. 

(2) When a question is actually put, or a vote is being 
taken, and before it is finally decided. 

(3) When the previous question has been ordered and 
action thereunder is pending. 

(4) When a motion to adjourn has been lost, and no busi- 
ness or debate has intervened. 

(5) When the motion to fix the time to which the Con- 
ference shall adjourn is pending. 

The foregoing does not apply to a motion for final ad- 
journment of the Conference. 

V. Committees : Duties and Prerogatives 

Rule 28. When a memorial or resolution or any such item 
is referred to one of the several Legislative Committees, 
it shall be understood that the whole question with which 
the paper has to do is referred to that committee for such 
action as it may deem wise. Committees shall report to 
the Conference upon all matters referred to them by the 
Conference directly or through the Committee of Refer- 
ence. Committee reports on resolutions, memorials, peti- 
tions, etc., shall cite the same, identifying them by the num- 
bers they bear respectively, in the published reports of the 
Committee of Reference, or in some other suitable manner. 
Legislative Committee reports recommending noncurrence 
shall be kept upon a separate Calendar to be taken up when 
the regular Calendar is exhausted or at the pleasure of the 
Conference, except when a minority presents a report recom- 
mending concurrence, in which case both shall be included 
in the regular Calendar. 

When a committee ascertains that another committee is 
or should, in its judgment, be considering a subject which 
the former is also considering, it shall proceed to arrange 
for a conference of representatives from the respective com- 
mittees in order to settle the question at issue. If by this 
process agreement as to location of responsibility cannot 
be reached the matter shall be referred to the Committee 
of Chairmen. 

Rule 29. At the close of each day's meeting the Chairman 
and Secretaries of the several Legislative Committees shall 
provide the Secretary of the Conference with copies in 
quadruplicate of all reports adopted by their respective 
committees for presentation to the Conference. The Secre- 
tary shall enter said reports on the Calendar in the order in 
which they reach him and shall furnish the editor of the 



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Daily Advocate with one copy of each of the said reports 
for publication in the next day's issue. Reports from com- 
mittees (and minority reports) recommending proposed 
changes in the Discipline shall give chapter, section, and 
paragraph to be affected, and the language as it will read 
if and when adopted. 

Rule. 30. A report of any committee signed by the Chair- 
man and Secretary thereof, shall be regarded as in posses- 
sion of the Conference on the next day after its first appear- 
ance in the Daily Advocate and in order for consideration 
at the pleasure of the Conference. The same rule shall apply 
to a report of a minority of any committee signed by one- 
tenth of the members of the committee or by ten members 
thereof. 

Rule 31. All committee reports shall be presented to the 
Secretary of the Conference in quadruplicate on paper pro- 
vided therefor, and bearing at the top the name of the 
committee, its total membership, the number present at the 
time the report was adopted, the number voting for and the 
number voting against the report. Reports of the Legislative 
Committees shall be printed in the Daily Advocate at least 
one day before being presented for consideration by the 
Conference and they shall not be read unless by its order. 

Reports of minorities of committees adopted by them 
with a view to their being offered as substitutes for com- 
mittee reports shall likewise conform to this rule so far 
as it is applicable, indicating clearly to what committee 
the respective minorities belong and for what reports by 
serial numbers, etc., they propose the respective substitutes. 

Rule 32. When the Chairman of a committee is not in 
harmony with a report adopted by the committee, it shall be 
his duty to state the fact to the committee, which shall 
elect one of its members to represent it in the presentation 
and discussion of the report in the Conference; but if, in 
such a case, the committee shall fail to select a representa- 
tive, the Chairman shall designate a member to represent 
the committee, and said representative shall have all the 
rights and privileges of the Chairman in relation to such 
report. 

Rule 33. A member selected by the signers of a minority 
report of a committee to present the same shall have the 
same rights and privileges in relation thereto which belong 
to the Chairman in the presentation of the regular (ma- 
jority) report of the committee, except that he may not 
present said minority report until the majority report has 
been presented and shall then offer it as a substitute there- 



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for, and except, further, that in closing the debate on the 
question of making the substitution the member presenting 
the minority report shall speak first and the Chairman last. 
(See Rule 21.) 

Rule 34. When the report of a committee is under con- 
sideration, it shall be the duty of the Presiding Oflficer to 
ascertain, when he recognizes a member of the Conference, 
on which side he proposes to speak, and he shall not assign 
the floor to any member proposing to speak on the same 
side of the pending question is the speaker immediately pre- 
ceding if any member desires to speak on the other side 
thereof. 

Except for undebatable motions no report shall be adopted 
or question relating to the same decided without opportunity 
having been given for at least one speech for and one against 
the said proposal ; provided this right is claimed before the 
Chairman or duly authorized member representing the com- 
mittee's report or the minority report, if there be such, is 
presented to close the debate. 

When all have spoken who desire to do so, or when (and 
after) the previous question has been ordered, the Chair- 
man or/and duly authorized member or members present- 
ing the committee's report (and the minority report if there 
be one) shall be entitled to speak before the vote is taken. 

This right of the Chairman and/or other member or mem- 
bers to close the debate shall prevail in like manner, to a 
limit of five minutes, when a vote is about to be taken on a 
motion to amend, to substitute, to postpone, to refer, to 
lay on the table or any other motion whose adoption would 
vitally affect the report under iconsideration ; provided, that 
this five minutes' limit shall not apply to a motion to sub- 
stitute a minority report for a regular (majority) report of 
a Committee. 

VI. Suspending, Amending, and Supplementing 

Rule 35. The operation of any of the provisions of this 
Plan of Organization or of these Rules of Order may be 
suspended at any time by a two-thirds vote of the Con- 
ference. 

Rule 36. This Plan of Organization and these Rules of 
Order may be amended or changed by a two-thirds vote of 
the Conference; provided the proposed change or amend- 
ment has been presented to the Conference in writing and 
referred to the Committee on Rules, which committee shall 
report thereon not later than the day following. 

Rule 37. In any parliamentary situation not clearly cov- 



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eied by this Plan of Organization or these Rules of Order 
the General Conference shall be governed in its action by 
Robert's Rules of Order Revised. 
Committee on Rules : 

Bishop H. Lester Smith. Chairman; * 
J. Edgar Skillington, V ice-Chairman; 

COSTEN J. HARRELL, SECRETARY, 

Thomas B. Lugg. 
Eugene B. Hawk, 
George W. Henson, 
LUD H. Estes, ex officio. 



* At the request of Bishop W. W. Peele, President of the Council of 
Bishops, Bishop H. Lester Smith, Vice-President, served in his stead. 



THE ADDRESS OF THE COUNCIL OF BISHOPS 

TO THE GENERAL CONFERENCE OF 

THE METHODIST CHURCH 

SALUTATION 

To the Members of the Geneixd Conference of The Meth- 
odist Church, assembled in Kansas City, Missoiiri, April 
26, 19 U: 

Dear Fathers and Brethren: 

As the chosen representatives of a Church which is es- 
tablished in a half hundred nations and claims the world 
for its parish, you are assembled in a momentous hour of 
world history. We would, therefore, with especial fervor 
invoke the benedictions of Him who is the Head of the 
Church upon you as we lift this prayer in your behalf : "That 
he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, 
to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner 
man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that 
ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to com- 
prehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and 
depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which 
passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the full- 
ness of God." 

REMEMBRANCE 

We pause to speak reverently the names of fourteen mem- 
bers of the Council of Bishops who have passed to their 
eternal reward since the last session of the General Con- 
ference : William Newman Ainsworth, Edgar Blake, Warren 
Aiken Candler, Jashwant R. Chitambar, Matthew W. Clair. 
Collins Denny, Horace M. DuBose, Samuel R. Hay, William 
A, C. Hughes, Adna Wright Leonard. Charles L. Mead, 
Charles Bavard Mitchell. Thomas Nicholson, Ernest L. 
Waldorf. 

These servants of the Lord all served the Church with dis- 
tinguished ability and unwaivering fidelity ; they have left to 
us an imperishable record of exalted living and efficient 
service. The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is not a 
dream, nor is it a fancy. It is a sober, historic fact which 
converts the promise of eternal life into assurance. Death is 
not the end of life, but the gateway into the larger life. 
These our brethren were the friends of God, followers of the 
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risen and triumphant Lord ; they have now come to the dawn 
of the fadeless day and are at home in the house not made 
with hands. There will be suitable memorial services at the 
proper time and place. 

SIGNIFICANT YEARS IN THREE CENTURIES 

1744 

The forty-fourth year in each of the last three centuries 
has played a decisive role in the history of Methodism. In 
June of 1744 the fist Methodist Conference convened in 
the Foundry in London. The Conference, held under the 
presidency of John Wesley, was composed of ten men. 
Six were clergymen, and four were lay preachers. This 
small group little dreamed that this meeting would become 
the germ of all subsequent Methodist Conferences. Of these 
ten obscure men Dr. W. H. Fitchett wrote : "They created 
unconsciously the most remarkable, and in some senses the 
most powerful, ecclesiastical council which is today the 
effective instrument of government for a Church of nearly 
thirty million people." 

Five years had passed since the first fires flamed in the 
hearts of the ten there assembled and their associates. 
Mighty tides of emotional life were running high, but 
strange things were happening. False teachers had invaded 
that company of devout souls, affirming that "the means of 
grace" were not necessary to those who had been awakened. 
Such teaching w-as repugnant to all John Wesley believed as 
a loyal churchman and to all that had come to him in his 
heartwarming experience. Then it was that the Conference 
was called to conserve the awakened enthusiasm filling the 
hearts of these eager people, to discipline this new life and 
direct it into creative and redemptive channels. This pur- 
pose in part explains the questions that formed the basis of 
the discussions of that first Conference. They were : What 
shall we teach? How shall we teach? What shall we do? 
During the intervening two centuries many changes have 
been made, but these inspired leaders planted that day "the 
seed which has grown to a towering, far-spreading tree 
sheltering millions of Methodists." 

1844 

The General Conference of 1844 met in the already gath- 
ering storm clouds of a national tragedy. When the dele- 
gates assembled, there was every reason to believe that 
ways of meeting the perplexing problems would be dis- 
covered. The Episcopal Addre.ss pointed toward peace and 



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good will and called for the extension of the Kingdom of 
God. But sectional and political differences arose which 
could not be reconciled, resulting in the disunion of Ameri- 
can Methodism. When the delegates felt there was no 
honorable way to reconcile the differing viewpoints, in the 
magnanimity of their souls they said : "Let there be no 
strife between us for we are brethren. Let us part in peace, 
let us divide our common inheritance, adjust our common 
obligations, and preserve as a sacred treasure our common 
principles." Thus our fathers to the North and to the South 
passed through the storm of the sixties, somewhat apart, 
but never out of hailing distance in time of trouble. 

1944 

Today as one people we are at home in the house of our 
fathers. This is the Bicentennial of the first Methodist 
Conference, the Centenary of one of our unhappy divisions 
and the appointed season in which, as the heirs and trus- 
tees of a great heritage, we accept the full responsibility of 
our history and all to which our great ideals conscript us. 

In this city five years ago three branches of Methodism 
assembled in the memorable Uniting Conference, not to 
debate forms of church government, nor to settle disputed 
doctrines, for we were already of one faith. Instead, as the 
children of a common household renewing and cherishing 
the same spiritual memories and pursuing the same spiritual 
ideals, they met to declare and demonstrate that the Meth- 
odists are one people. Today, with undivided energies and 
unwasted resources, we are assembled in the second General 
Conference ready and eager to deliver the full strength of 
a united Church upon a divided and sinning world. 

ACHIEVEMENTS OF METHODIST UNION 

Every experience since the consummation of union has 
clearly demonstrated the wisdom of that action. The in- 
fluence and power of Methodism has been immeasurably in- 
creased by union. For those who so ably guided us we give 
thanks. Through long and sometimes difficult years, they 
cherished the dream and never ceased from labor. The 
baffling difficulties and grave dangers which today surround 
us clearly reveal that only united and co-operative planning 
and action are sufficient. The great Head of the Church 
prayed for the union of His disciples, not as an end in itself, 
but in order to insure one great objective, namely, "that 
the world may believe." We would, therefore, in the very 
beginning of the Conference pause gratefully to acknowl- 



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edge that the day of discord has gone, that the prejudices 
of yesteryear no longer sway us and that this, the one hun- 
dreth anniversary of our separation finds us one people, 
doing our work united, unafraid and undiscouraged. "Thine, 
Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and 
the victory, and the majesty . . . Amen." 

In the Church we now have a fine blend of the very best 
Methodism has produced across these two centuries. Here 
are the devotion and democracy of the Methodist Protestant 
Church ; here are the churchmanship, the efficiency and the 
aggressiveness of the Methodist Episcopal Church; here is 
the warmheartedness of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
South, with its genius for Christian education and evan- 
gelism. We were all the children of John Wesley. We 
traced our history to a common origin. We had affinities 
of tradition and outlook and ideal. We stood for the same 
things. We cherished the same spirit of a vitalizing experi- 
ence. Separately, we labored with hearts filled with love 
for men, believing that Christ could redeem humanity, trans- 
form the world and change the course of human history. 
Each has brought its distinctive contribution into union, not 
to be swallowed up, but to find wider expression, resulting 
in an enlarged fellowship and an enriched experience. What 
we did well apart, we now do better together. The unwise 
and unnecessary duplication of effort which attended our 
divisions is gone, and we are together not as competitors, 
but as comrades. For us has been answered the prayer 
of Saint Augustine: "A whole Christ for my salvation; a 
whole Bible for my staff; a whole Church for my fellow- 
ship ; a whole world for my parish." 

Methodism, as it is now constituted, is an ecclesiastical 
organization capable of mobilizing the entire resources of 
its membership for the promotion of righteousness in a de- 
veloping world in an era characterized by change. The Plan 
of Union was the result of long years of earnest searching 
for a form of Church government that would enable us to 
live together under one law, with one spirit and for one 
purpose. In some sections there is a demand that the diflfi- 
culties of the centralization of power be avoided, and there 
is an insistence that the variety and individuality which 
characterized the merging Churches be preserved. Each 
of the former Churches brought into the merger time- 
proven methods and traditions. To destroy these in order 
to secure a level and monotonous uniformity would be loss 
and not gain. 

We are now a Church of many millions representing dif- 
fering geographical sections, many racial groups and vary- 



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ing social strata. It would be impossible and also unwise to 
reduce these varieties to a common uniformity and to make 
Methodists everywhere a copy of an approved type employ- 
ing an identical theological emphasis, using an identical 
form of liturgy, revering the same religious terminology 
and employing the same methods of promotion. This plan, 
were it possible, would do violence to individual tempera- 
ments and tastes. Some of our people prefer elaborate 
organization with the aid of full ritual while others are at 
home in the freer life of a more informal service. We must 
avoid rigidity of form and expression and give to every man 
the right to worship and witness in the way that is best 
suited to him. Likewise, there are diversities of methods 
and traditions in the several geographical areas of the na- 
tion. It is possible for children of the same spiritual family 
to have differing temperaments. To attempt to change the 
individual capacities and gifts, or to deny to them the form 
of work and worship in which they can best express their 
religious experience, is to impoverish their spiritual life. 

The progress of Methodism cannot be explained apart 
from the vision, service, and sacrifice of the men, women, 
and youth who compose its lay leadership. But for the 
consecrated laymen who work through the Board of Lay 
Activities, the devoted lay women w^ho compose the Woman's 
Society of Christian Service, and that army of consecrated 
youth marching with Christ under the banner of the Meth- 
odist Youth Fellowship, the amazing story of our achieve- 
ments would not have been written. We are profoundly 
grateful for the privilege of association with such a com- 
pany of noble and consecrated people. It is beyond the 
power of imagination to conceive what the church would 
have been without the leadership furnished by these organ- 
izations. God bless them for all they are doing in keeping 
the church true to the mind of Christ and for their labors 
in perpetuating the Christian faith and experience among 
the peoples of the earth. 

A study of the statistics covering the quadrennium re- 
veals certain facts and trends which furnish some ground 
for rejoicing, but it also brings a demand for heart search- 
ing and better planning. There has been an increase in 
Church membership of 318,822, which is proof of the vitality 
of the Church, but it leaves us wondering why with so many 
millions unchurched in America, a Church with our evan- 
gelistic traditions has not been able to win many more 
members. 

In financial matters such as ministerial support, value of 
church properties and payment of indebtedness the quad- 



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rennial report shows healthy increases, revealing that our 
people have been more liberal with the Church. But when 
we compare our giving with our record in winning the un- 
churched and our success in holding and training our chil- 
dren and youth in Christian character and service, it appears 
that we are doing those things which are easiest. We are 
giving of our substance rather than ourselves and we are 
allowing our material resources to outweigh our ability to 
carry out the chief purpose of the Church. 

The comparative figures covering the years of 1940. 1941, 
1942. and 1943, are: 

1940 1941 1942 1943 

Number of 

Preachers 23,924 24,749 25,364 25,377 

Ministerial 

Support $ 36,169,245 $ 34,789,412 $ 35,342,941 $ 37,913,655 

Number of 
Churches 41,611 41,817 41,413 41,059 

Value of 

Churches and 

Parsonages $576,578,884 $683,061,061 $694,822,174 $695,477,627 

Paid on In- 
debtedness $ 4,549,689 $ 21,046,329 $ 22,447,454 $ 21,293,075 

Number of 

Members 7,336,263 7,659,007 7,813.891 7,955,085 

Number Received 
from Prepara- 
tory Membership 
and Confession 
of Faith 255,437 262,163 276,433 282,292 

Church School 

Enrollment 5,481,798 5,139,351 5,093,558 4,995,630 

Amount Contrib- 
uted for World 
Service and Con- 
ference Benev- 
olences $ 5,853,035 $ 7,287,509 $ 7,328,952 $ 9,201,040 

Amount Contrib- 
uted for Current 
Expenses $ 12,198,597 $ 17,232,070 $ 18,170,898 $ 23,271,849 

Amount Contrib- 
uted by The 
Woman's Society 
of Christian 
Service $ 3,247,774 $ 2,932,122 $ 3,255,207 $ 3,590,355 



THE METHODIST HERITAGE 

1. The Experience in Which We Were Born 

In order fully to appreciate our spiritual heritage we must 
go again and airain to the story of the remarkable experi- 
ence through which John Wesley passed on the evening of 



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May 24, 1738. It has been the fashion among some modern 
biographers of Wesley to depreciate more or less the sig- 
nificance of that experience and to assign little importance 
to it in the creation of the Wesleyan movement. It remains 
true, however, that the astounding and speedy triumphs of 
Methodism cannot be explained on any other basis. 

The world then as now was in a time of crisis. Every- 
where there were international disturbances and social con- 
ditions that were well nigh intolerable. Drunkenness was 
rampant. Slavery was a reputable practice. The organized 
church was impotent in the presence of the demands of the 
day. It was obvious to men of spiritual discernment that a 
new birth was essential if society was to be saved from 
corruption and civilization stopped short of bankruptcy. 

Mr. Wesley never failed either in preaching or writing to 
refer to his transforming experience and to give his testi- 
mony concerning what the Lord had done for him. We need 
not here debate the name which properly describes the ex- 
perience nor discuss whether it was gradual or instantane- 
ous. Instead, let us remember only that it was the culmina- 
tion of the long search of a hungry-hearted man for an 
experience of the saving grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, 
and that the experience manifested itself in such joyous 
witness and victorious power that the formal priest of Ox- 
ford became the prophet of Methodism, taking his place as 
the most forceful and efficient evangelical of modern times. 

When Wesley began his work the religious life of Eng- 
land was wanting buoyancy and vigor, but he knew that he 
had received from God the direct assurance of the forgive- 
ness of his sins and of his adoption into the divine family. 
He refused to believe that this privilege was inaccessible to 
other men. What he had received, he contended, every man 
might receive through faith in Christ ; the glorious blessings 
which God had given to him were intended to be the com- 
mon inheritance of all believers. Out of that transforming 
experience came Methodism, bringing life and vigor to the 
church of that day. Those early Methodists believed some- 
thing more was possible to a believer than a faltering hope, 
hence their insistence that man should never rest until 
he knew for himself that Christ had delivered him from sin. 
In this assurance they found the source of strength, the 
•secret of unitj^ and the certainty of triumph, and it pro- 
duced a host of witnesses with exulting songs givinq: their 
testimony to the power of Christ to restore man to God. 



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2. The Adequacy of the Message for the Present 
AND the Future 

The methods by which a living Church discharges its duty 
must not of necessity vary from age to age. Nevertheless, 
wise men do not disregard tradition for tradition is the 
cumulative heritage of actual experience. It was the faith 
of the last generation which under God helped create the 
faith of the present; likewise, the faith of the present gen- 
eration must under God help create the faith of the next 
generation. 

In the realm of traditions Methodism is both weak and 
strong. It sprang out of another Church, and its founders 
desired to keep as close thereto as possible. Strong and 
definite traditions of its own were, in consequence, inhibited. 
The scene of its greatest growth and first ecclesiastical 
organization was in America at a time when old world 
traditions were despised and were being overthrown. The 
early Methodists did not stress the things out of which 
traditions grow. On the other hand, Methodism is strong 
because its very lack of tradition has enabled it to avoid rigid 
and dogmatic conservation. In spite of more or less vexing 
innovations which have from time to time arisen, the main 
current of thought and attitude has been kept fluid, respon- 
sive to changing conditions, open to new truth and always 
ready to make adaptations in methods and attitudes. 

Theoretically, the Methodist tradition may be sum- 
marized. It is the evangelical tradition of the Protestant 
reformers. At times Mr. Wesley appeared to place little 
stress upon theology. Yet even a slight acquaintance with 
his teaching shows that such was not his real attitude. He 
criticized the theological opinions of great men freely, but 
the very fact of his doing so indicates the importance he 
attached to careful and accurate theological thinking. He 
differed from the Reformers in details of doctrines and in- 
terpretations. For example, he and most of his followers 
energetically and fervently opposed the predestinarian tenet 
of Calvinism and were so convinced of the truth of Ar- 
minianism that they accepted a division in their ranks 
rather than compromise their position on the universality 
of the statement. 

The Methodist insistence has not been so much upon opin- 
ion as upon life. Its distinguishing mark is not so much 
what men believe, as what they are, what they experience, 
how they act. The unique traditions of Methodism are, 
therefore, to be sought in patterns of action rather than 
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From this standpoint the paramount Methodist tradition 
is that of evangelism. Nobody has ever referred to the 
movement of the Wesleys as a philosophical or a theological 
enterprise. It has always and everywhere been called a 
revival. The primary concern of the Wesleys and their 
associates in England, and of Asbury and his circuit riders 
in America, was to save individual souls from sin. The 
founding fathers of Methodism were interested in nearly 
all things of a moral nature, but above all other concerns 
was the overmastering passion to save men from sin. If 
then, tradition is something indisputably rooted in historical 
origins, evangelism in this sense is the leading Methodist 
tradition, a departure from which renders one that much 
less a Methodist. 

When the Christmas Conference in 1784 organized the 
Church out of what had been a more or less haphazard re- 
vival carried on by ecclesiastically unauthorized persons, 
this injunction was written down for the guidance of the 
preachers : "You have nothing to do but to save souls. You 
are not to preach so many times or to take care of this or 
that society, but to save as many souls as you can." Such 
instruction does not include many things we now believe 
vital to the Christian message. But there it stands in the 
record, and it represents the essential genius of original 
Methodism. The words needed no interpretation. When 
the founding fathers spoke of saving souls, they knew ex- 
actly what they mean, and the words were also plain to 
all who heard them. The preachers were products of the 
gospel they preached. They had all been converted and 
they proclaimed what they themselves had experienced. 

All this evangelical fervor, of course, rested back on 
theology. It was the evangelical theology applied to the 
spiritual needs of men. It embraced these essentials: All 
men are sinners. ChrivSt died for all men. All men can be 
saved by repentance and faith. They can know they are 
saved through the "witness of the spirit." 

When thus simply stated, the fact that Methodist theology 
revolves about personal experience is clear. The salvation 
in which Methodists believe means much more than the 
forgiveness of actual sins and entrance into a heaven of 
eternal bliss after death. It means a personal experience 
of God beginning with conversion and continuing every step 
of the way to perfect love. We know what Wesley taught 
on the subject of Christian Perfection and what unhappy 
theological discussions have attended that subject. The con- 
troversy proves, however, that Methodism has a tradition 



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and that this tradition includes the whole range of Chris- 
tian experience. 

We have never insisted that religious experience is only 
of one form and of one mode of attainment. To do so 
would be to limit the operations of the divine Spirit. While 
millions have come to Christian discipleship by a conver- 
sion of dramatic suddenness, other millions have by a quiet 
and gradual process come to the realization of Christ's for- 
giving grace. What matters most is not the process, but the 
issue, not the ecclesiastical language we employ, but the 
experience and life to which it refers. The road we travel 
is important, but the primary consideration is that we 
arrive at the destination. Our mission has been to help 
men realize the deep estrangement from God which is the 
result of sin, to help them turn to Christ as the Saviour of 
the world and to help them by faith receive Him in the 
plenitude of His saving and enabling grace. Definitions of 
Christian experience may be revised from time to time, 
provided they do not obscure the divine glories of the Lord 
Jesus Christ, Son of man, Son of God, the Redeemer of the 
world, nor dislodge from the hearts of those who believe 
their sure confidence in Christ. 

The deep conviction of Methodists that the atonement is 
universal carries over into an attitude that makes Method- 
ism essentially a missionary movement. Wesley's famous 
statement, "I look upon all the world as my parish," was 
not made with reference to missions in the sense of sending 
the Gospel to the whole world. Nevertheless, the fact that 
it has nearly always been given that interpretation involves 
no real distortion of Wesley's meaning, since no man could 
have made such a statement in any connection except one 
who possessed the mind of missions. And that mind Wes- 
ley certainly possessed, not only in the sense of extending 
the Christian message to those who sat in darkness, but also 
and especially in his attitude toward the underprivileged 
and the outcasts of his day. The social ministry which he 
carried on at the Foundry and elsewhere; his natural as- 
sumption that along with the British Isles the new world 
was included in his evangelizing endeavors; his missionary 
trip to America; his impatience with the duties there that 
kept him from preaching to the Indians; and his treatment 
of such .social problems as slavery, poverty, war, and in- 
temperance furni.sh eloquent proof that he shared the Mas- 
ter's compassion for the low, the lost and the last. 

We must not take Mr. Wesley out of his time and judge 
him in the light of what was then unknown. The recent 
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social life as well as the geographical extension of the Gos- 
pel came into existence after his time. But here, as in so 
many other fields, subsequent study shows that Wesley's 
work and teachings anticipated modern developments in a 
remarkable way. 

As a matter of fact, Methodism itself was a misisonary 
movement in a very real sense. John Wesley and his fellow 
workers differed from the men who today bear the title of 
missionary in no distinguishable quality. "The need they 
faced was a missionary need, their gospel a missionary 
manifesto." The date commonly accepted for the inaugura- 
tion of the period of modern missions is 1792. Doctor 
Cannon of Duke University declared : "The new spirit of 
enthusiasm among the Nonconformist Churches of England, 
and the Established Church as well, which found expression 
in modern missions is traceable almost directly to the re- 
sponse of these bodies to the influence of the Wesleyans 
during the preceding half-century. John Wesley was in 
his grave when William Carey sailed for India, but Wesley 
made Carey possible." Still another writer has pointed out 
that "amongst the larger Protestant Churches the Methodist 
communion is that which alone, from the outset and dis- 
tinctly, adopted a world-wide aim." 

The conversion in London of a Negro servant from the 
West Indies and the subsequent introduction of Methodism 
into those islands through his influence is a well known 
episode m Methodist history. Negroes were in the first 
congregations gathered by Barbara Heck in New York, and 
they contributed to the erection of the first church building 
there. Bishop Asbury had for his devoted friend and faith- 
ful helper Harry Hosier, a devout Negi'o preacher, and the 
early records of American Methodism contain numerous 
references to work with Negroes. These occurrences testify 
to the almost total absence of racial consciousness among 
the pioneer leaders of the movement. 

It would be a work of supererogation to mention the mis- 
sionary labors of Bishop Coke, "the foreign minister of 
Methodism," who drew up a plan for a missionary society 
and actually planted Methodism in foreign places long before 
Carey began his work. The Wesleyans were raising funds 
for their work among the destitute as early as 1756, and in 
1769 Wesley sent two missionary volunteers to America. 
The same Conference which organized the Methodist Church 
also appointed missionaries to Nova Scotia. A multitude 
of similar facts crowd the early record, indicating the 
process by which the missionary attitude entered the Meth- 
odist tradition. It has persisted and has become more in- 



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tense as the years have lengthened. Though it has never 
enlisted the active co-operation of all the membership, it 
has always dominated the councils of the Church. No anti- 
missionary movement has ever swept through its ranks. 

Another Methodist tradition is that of education. It has 
been a boast that "Methodism was born in the university," 
but there is certainly truth in the report that "if nothing 
had happened to Wesley except what happened in the uni- 
versity, there would never have been a Methodist Church." 
However, that may be, it is of considerable significance that 
the eighteenth century revival, though almost exclusively 
concerned with the poor and the ignorant, was led by highly 
trained men who always laid heavy emphasis upon the cul- 
ture of the intellect. The nature of that emphasis is well 
known. Though Wesley's helpers were nearly all unlettered 
men, the reading and study he demanded of them was such 
as might have been recommended to ripe students. The 
Methodist converts, as well as the preachers, were expected 
to improve their minds. Wesley wrote, translated, pub- 
lished and circulated books by the hundreds, and in his 
Journal and Letters he insisted a thousand times over that 
training of the mind is an essential part of the Christian 
life. The first Methodist institution was not a church nor 
a chapel for preaching, but a school. Not one of the early 
American circuit riders was a college graduate, but when 
they came up to their first General Conference, they already 
had cash in hand for the building of a college. 

This is one tradition which Methodism has neither out- 
grown nor drastically modified. It has always been edu- 
cationally minded. It has filled the world with its institu- 
tions of learning of every grade. Today in this country 
alone The Methodist Church operates 125 schools, colleges 
and universities, with 6,000 teachers, an enrollment of 117,- 
000 students and an annual budget of $42,000,000. Never 
were their services to Church and state more critically im- 
portant than now. The limitations of war time have 
bought severe problems, financial and otherwise, which in 
some cases threaten their very life. We, therefore, com- 
mend our institutions of learning very specially to our 
people and urge that they be given full confidence and ade- 
quate support. 

In those first years of Methodism the stress was not 
exclusively, nor was it even mainly, upon formal or insti- 
tutional education. Nowhere are the essential sanity and 
breath of view of early Methodism more apparent than in 
its natural integration of religious education and evan- 
gelism, an integration that is somewhat remarkable in view 



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of the prevalent attitude of the day and the powerful zeal 
of the early preachers for the salvation of souls. It is a 
profitless proceeding to search the writings of eighteenth 
century authors for philosophies and principles which were 
not then in existence. Nevertheless, Wesley in a very real 
sense anticipated the modern idea of the place of religious 
education. Not only did his Methodists operate Sunday 
schools long before Robert Raikes began his famous experi- 
ment, but they realized with a considerable degree of clarity 
that culture has its place in the whole Christianizing process. 
Men have spoken and written as if the early Methodist 
preachers aroused emotion, secured cataclysmic conversions 
and then passed on, having little regard for either religious 
education or social morality. Their mistake is great and 
inexcusable. The mere fact that the converts, instead of 
falling away, multiplied into the present millions refutes 
the idea. 

"Will you diligently instruct the children in every place?" 
has been asked of every Methodist preacher since the Meth- 
odist Church was organized in 1784. When the circuit 
riders won converts, they were under instructions to "build 
them up in that holiness without which they cannot see the 
Lord." They made an interesting use of their class meet- 
ings. In these small and private gatherings inquiry was 
made into the experience and conduct of the converts, and 
their famous testimony meetings were based upon a funda- 
mental psychology. The early Methodists were ignorant of 
modern techniques and wholly without the materials and 
equipment now deemed essential, but their sanity, hard 
common sense and knowledge gained through experience 
stood them in good stead. They made religious education a 
tradition in the movement they projected. 

Still another Methodist tradition, one of the most impor- 
tant and one which has persisted with ever increasing 
clarity, concerns the social implications of the Gospel. 
Here again the amazing breadth of John Wesley's interests 
enabled him to anticipate the modern social gospel. No 
religious leader of his time was more interested in matters 
of social moment than he. This interest is somewhat re- 
markable in view of his primary concern with individual 
salvation and the conceptions of the proper domain of reli- 
gion prevailing in his day and generation. The evangelical 
zeal of the early Methodists was matched by their social en- 
thusiasm. They founded schools and colleges, built orphan- 
ages, cared for the poor, visited prisons, contributed leader- 
ship to the labor movement, and gave themselves in a thou- 
sand ways to the betterment of human society. They ex- 



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tended their interest to every influence by which souls were 
affected. They believed a redeemed soul needs a redeemed 
society in which to function properly and that a godly life 
cannot be lived at its best in an ungodly world. During its 
whole history The Methodist Church has shown a disposition 
and an ability to adapt itself to the developing social con- 
science, traits that are noteworthy in a denomination of 
such size and wide geographical distribution of member- 
ship. 

Now we must not claim too much for early Methodism 
at this point. Neither must we weigh an eighteenth-century 
man on twentieth-century scales, nor blame him for failing 
to do what he never proposed to do. It is not to be wondered 
at that he failed to deal with, or dealt inadequately with, 
many aspects of the social problem to which a present-day 
social prophet would devote more attention. The real wonder 
is that in his amazingly busy career as an evangelist and 
organizer he was able to deal with a multitude of social 
matters in such a way as to form the basis and pattern of 
the later social program of Methodism. 

A volume would be required to describe Wesley's social 
activities and teachings. Informed Methodists are familiar 
with them. He touched in some manner on practically every 
social issue of his day which had any moral implications — 
war, slavery, liquor, poverty, high taxes, smuggling, educa- 
tion, the cost of food, enclosure of lands, unemployment, 
price of land, exorbitant rents, the national debt, and so on 
and on and on. It cannot be proven that he went about 
preaching the desirability of getting home to heaven in total 
disregard of social evils that dragged men down to hell. 

Wesley preserved a fine balance between personal salva- 
tion and social action. It apparently did not occur to him to 
draw a distinction between these two phases of Christian 
life and experience. If he believed "the hoary fallacy" that 
all would be right in the world if and when all men were 
.soundly converted, he at least did not accept the current 
fallacy that a regenerate social order can be built with un- 
regenerate men. With a refreshing naturalness he simply 
took for granted the outflow of inner experience in objec- 
tive .service. Men have spoken and written as if the pioneers 
believed the total religious concept consisted of conversion, 
emotional exhilaration and, eventually, entry into heaven, 
but Methodism never conceived religion so narrowly. It was 
always connected v.ith good living and service of a social 
nature according to the needs and attitudes of the day. We.'?- 
ley specifically declared that there was no such thing as 
"solitary religion," and the Christmas Conference in Ameri- 



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ca definitely linked social reform and holiness in the famous 
statement to the effect that God's purpose in raising up the 
Methodists was to "reform the continent and spread scrip- 
tural holiness over these lands." 

THE WORLD IN WHICH WE MUST LIVE 
1. Welfare of the Nation 

That one of the critical and fateful hours of human his- 
tory is now upon the world no sane person will deny. It has 
been remarked that: "We are at both the end and the begin- 
ning of an age." Only time can reveal the truth or falsity 
of this a.ssumption, but even the most obtuse person is aware 
that in this epochal period the days and the weeks have the 
fullness and the significance of years and of decade??. The 
furnace of life has been heated seven times hotter than ever 
before, and into that furnace the ideals and institutions 
current in this testing moment of history all have been 
poured. They are at present in molten form. It is our task 
to help draw them off into new molds, and thus determine 
the shape of things to come. 

Among the wise men in the world, both within and with- 
out the church, there are those who sense that all is not well 
either with the Church or the world. They fear our boasted 
civilization, if not crumbling, is at least tottering. Some 
devout men and women sincerely believe that for a long time 
the world has been moving from bad to worse and that just 
now there rapidly approaches a stupendous crisis in the 
affairs of mankind. We cannot accept their pessimistic 
conclusions because to do so would be to subscribe to a 
counsel of despair in which our faith in the sovereignty of 
God and our confidence in the ultimate supremacy of right- 
eousness would have to be discarded. 

But one cannot escape the ugly facts as they appear. The 
nations of the earth are divided into opposing camps, each 
side waiting to take advantage of the other's weakness. 
Hate, like a vast black cloud, has spread over the whole 
earth. In many nations the freedom for which brave men 
died has been taken away in a single day. Millions of men 
are fighting and dying ; enormous quantities of wealth that 
might have been used to give sustenance and hope to the 
disinherited of the earth are being used for destruction of 
life and property. Vast sections of the earth have fallen 
into the hands of plunderers. International relations are 
poisoned by hate and greed. Bad men in places of power 
are determined to rule the world or blow it to bits. Bar- 



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barism is rampant, and democracy is fighting- for its very 
life. 

No man is fully qualified either spiritually or intellectually 
to interpret the present world situation, or to assess the blame 
for it, but it is futile to think that all of the evil in the world 
has come as the result of the philosophy of a few bad men. 
We have had our part in the creation of the tragic world situa- 
tion. The tremendous and lamentable sag in our national and 
moral idealism, the fearful loss of reverence for law, the dis- 
integration of the normal home life, the wide-spread disregard 
for that which was formerly held sacred and our materialistic 
interpretation of life have all contributed to the present chaos. 
We have trusted too long in a scientific materialism which has 
produced a philosophy of life in which there is too little room 
for God and spiritual ideals. Too many things are evaluated 
in terms of matter, a practice which Carlyle called "the philcs- 
ophy of dirt." Money is above men, cash is above character, 
and dividends come before duty. Vain imagining that the 
solution of our problems can be found in material possessions 
has resulted in a false standard of values and a wrong conception 
of human relationships. 

It would be a gesture of insincerity or artificiality to deny or 
ignore the tragic implications the present world situation holds 
for the future of Christianity. The Church is compelled to 
re-examine its commission, define its standards, defend its 
teachings and justify its existence. W^e are forced to inquire 
whether or not we have a message adequate for a time like this. 
Is the church able to save the world, or must it salvage the 
wi-eckage when bad men have finished their evil doing? Every 
age is, of course, critical for those who live in it. The words 
used to describe the present times were doubtless employed to 
depict the scene and the state of the world when the barbarians 
overran Rome and the Napoleonic wars terrified Europe. 
Nevertheless, no infoimed observer has the temerity to deny 
that the present period is in a very real sense one of the most 
tragic and sorrowful the world has known in all of its long 
history. There are realities in the situation with which tem- 
porizing and shallow makeshifts cannot cope. 

We have come to the end of one era in our national history 
and now in this epoch of transition face the opening of a new 
era. Since the days of George Washington we have lived 
somewhat to ourselves. We have been careful to avoid en- 
tangling alliances with other nations. We have approved the 
Monroe Doctrine and limited our interest largely to the Western 
Hemisphere. Global war has now called us out of our isolation 
and assigned to us a vital pait to play in the life of the whole 
world. For good or ill, we must live in the world and play our 
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2. The Secular Made Secure by the Spiritual 

We have been reminded that "The call of Abraham and his 
departure from Chaldea and the Exodus from Egypt while 
attended by more miraculous manifestations were no more 
truly religious events than the founding of this American Re- 
public." History gives authority to this statement because 
we can now see clearly that the ideals and institutions which 
our founding fathers . brought with them in their little ships 
have mightily afi'ected the destinies of mankind, and the end 
is not yet. These remarkable men and women who laid the 
foundation of this nation and prepared a home for evangelical 
leligion came to the new world knowing that whatever comfort 
of prosperity they were to have would be attained by the 
blessings of Almighty God upon their frugality, industry and 
temperance. 

Ours is a nation founded by faith. Our Christian heritage 
and our democratic institutions were brought to us by God 
fearing and liberty loving men and women. The Reformation 
had set all Europe in a ferment. The people had turned to the 
Bible for guidance. In that Bible they learned what were their 
duties and also what were their rights. They practiced their 
duties and demanded their rights. They were seeking not 
gold, but God. These were the men and women who came to 
Jamestown and Plymouth. Huguenots from France, pious 
Swedes, saintly Swiss, devout Dutch, sturdy Scotch, ardent 
Irish and evangelical English, The civilization which we now 
enjoy is their legacy to us. We must maintain it for those who 
come after us. 

What of the future? History tells of many nations that have 
arisen, flourished, played their part in the world drama and 
then declined one by one, with the bright hopes of morning 
ending in dismal night. It is well while we are absorbed in a 
global war and think of world problems that we look carefully 
to those ideals and institutions which give stability to our nation 
and security and hope to individuals. It is vital to our future 
that we distinguish between those things which make for 
freedom and prosperity and those which invite national ruin 
and bring personal suffering. 

No right thinking person would ignore the physical and 
material factors which are essential in a nation's life, but it is 
ever true that the most potent forces in the world are spiritual, 
not physical and material. Nations decay not so much from 
physical causes as from wrong choices, moral weakness and 
intellectual and spiritual poverty. If we devote all our strength 
to making money, building larger houses, developing material 
resources and making ourselves more comfortable, we remove 
the cement which holds the walls of our Republic in place. 



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Unless our material progress is matched by the growth of our 
minds and souls, we become confused in our ideals and turn 
moral values upside down. The greatest asset of the nation 
is not material possessions but enlightened, purposeful. Chris- 
tian men and women. Our people must be constantly reminded 
that the welfare of the nation and the religious convictions of 
its citizens are so ultimately i elated that what secures one, 
vitally affects the other. To forget our spiritual heritage is to 
lose our freedom and invite our ruin. The American people 
are at heart a religious people, but we need just now a revival 
of spirituality at its best. Such an awakening will bring a 
fresh spirit of moral zeal and strengthen every good thing in 
our national life. 

THE METHODIST MISSIONARY MOVEMENT 

When the Church takes Jesus Christ seriously, the program 
for the Christianization of the world becomes its inevitable 
mission. Christianity was intended to be, and of necessity is, 
a missionary religion. To take away its world view, to steal 
away its missionary passion, is to rob it of its character and 
leave it something other than its true self. Christianity is not 
a religion of averages, and it never flourishes by maintaining 
the status quo. It lives and expands only when world vision 
is constantly before its eyes and when its ministers and people 
are heroic adventurers and brave pioneers, ready to follow their 
leader in the dangerous way of the cross. 

The world mission of the Church is the one thing that can 
save it from the corroding influences of a secular civilization. 
Perusal of the history of the Church across the centuries discloses 
that its golden pages have been written when the missionary 
passion was strongest. Its power and influence in the homeland 
are inseparably linked with its passion for the ends of the earth. 
Either it takes all men into its love or it forfeits the right to 
claim God as the supreme ruler of the world and Jesus Christ 
as the Universal Saviour. Christ's gospel was intended for all 
men, and the Church must, therefore, have a field as broad as 
the whole wide world if it is truly to represent Him. 

One of Methodism's missionary leaders described this 
vital activity of the Church in these words "The missionary 
enterprise is the supreme adventure of history. It is the 
challenge of hope and courage in a world of paralyzing fears 
and demoralizing futility. It is the sole claimant as a moral 
substitute for war. It is the only accredited messenger of good 
news to a bewildered world and the lone champion of love and 
good will in a world of hate and war. Any lowering of its 
standards, or lessening of its power or cheapening of its motive 
is the betrayal of the race, and a yielding of the only fortress 
that flies the flag of brotherhood." 



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It follows that the missionary work of the Church at home and 
abroad is not to be kept going because of our love for or loyalty 
to our fathers. It is an attempt on the part of the Church to 
carry out the dearest wish of the heart of Christ. When we 
are drawn into union with Him, the fires of love for all mankind 
burn in our hearts. This is the passion which constrains us 
to give our sons and daughters and substance for the salvation 
of mankind. 

A formal, fainthearted, self-indulgent, dress-parade Chris- 
tianity will not suffice for a crisis such as is now upon us. Our 
love for Christ and men must be able to stand foul odors and 
loathsome sights, and to go down to the gate of hell to save a 
lost soul. Such Christ-like devotion will love iniquity into 
goodness, hostility into brotherhood, a lost world into a re- 
deemed world. From all over the earth comes the same urgent 
message, which must be pressed home with all the earnestness 
at our command. There must be no faltering in the face of 
present day difficulties, but rather a recognition that the black 
forces that threaten to overwhelm mankind constitute a call 
from God to His Church for aggressive action. 

As we survey the missionary situation, certain facts stand 
out in bold relief. First, there is 'the tremendous scope of the 
operations of The Methodist Church. We have a parish em- 
bracing fifty nations with thousands of missionaries and na- 
tionals preaching in more than a hundred tongues, with a foreign 
membership greater than the total membership of many de- 
nominations and with more than six hundred schools, hospitals 
and other ministering institutions. Our purely missionary 
operations in the home field are even more extensive. The 
reports reveal that we have 2,500 mission-aided churches and 
250 schools, settlements and similar institutions serving the 
people of every state in the Union and also those of the ter- 
ritorial possessions. 

The second fact is that in spite of the devastations of war 
our work goes on in every field. Nowhere has it broken down 
or collapsed. Naturally, it is handicapped in many places 
by the absence of missionaries, the restrictions and suffering 
entailed by war, and our inability to maintain connections 
with our workers. Nevertheless, Methodist churches are open, 
Methodist institutions are serving and Methodist preachers 
are proclaiming the gospel of Christ. Even in Germany and 
Japan, in the crucified nations like China, Belgium, Poland and 
Czechoslovakia and Norway, and in the occupied fields of 
Burma, Malaya and the Phillipines, Methodism marches on! 

Is there not here proof of the wisdom of those who laid deep 
the foundations of our work? The gospel we have carried to 
the uttermost parts of the earth is no longer a foreign importa- 
tion. It has struck its roots deep into the native soil and 



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become indigenous to the life of the peoples to whom we have 
made it available. It is no longer something they have received 
from us; it is something they have achieved through their 
own experience of Christ. 

The responsibility of the Church here in the United States is 
the third outstanding fact. At this time the home base brings 
a new challenge, and to it we must devote ever increasing 
thought and effort. Our country is now an armed camp. We 
have provided spiritual oversight for our soldiers and sailors 
through the ministry of devoted and highly efficient Chaplains, 
but little for the millions of so-called defense workers newly 
mobilized in nearly all our larger centers. New communities 
have sprung up, many of which will be permanent. Here is a 
mission field we have scarcely touched and one we must evan- 
gelize for the sake of the future. 

We speak of this war as a global war. It is having and will 
have global results. Our attitudes must be global also. It was 
once said that this nation could not endure half slave and half 
free. Now we know that the world cannot be half good and 
half bad, half Christian and half pagan. If Christ is to be su- 
preme anywhere. He must be supreme everywhere. America 
must be Christianized not only for its own sake, but for the 
sake of its influence in the future. Here is destined to be the 
main base of both Christian missions and political democracy 
and freedom, probably for a century to come. We must, there- 
fore, make a more determined effort to Christianize the home- 
land in order to insure that our country comes with clean hands 
into the council of nations as the exponent of peace and justice. 
The task at home looms larger and more imperative than ever 
before. An urgent demand is a restudy of the whole home 
mission policy and the evaluation of the new factors that have 
emerged as a result of war. 

Not only have familiar problems been accentuated and new 
emergencies created in the areas where we have long worked, 
in cities, towns and country, among the minority groups, but 
new developments have brought forward entirely new home 
mission fields. According to recent statistics relating to popu- 
lation, we have experienced in this country one of the greatest 
migrations of history. Our population has shifted. Cities 
have increased, and rural areas have decreased. What will 
happen after the war? Will these people remain where they 
are, or will they again migrate? We do not know what will 
transpire, but we do know that Methodists will find themselves 
face to face with a mission situation at home that will require 
better methods and more money than we have customarily 
applied to the problem of Christianizing the home base. 

The fourth conspicuous fact of our present situation is that 
when the present war ends, we will face problems and demands 



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of overwhelming magnitude. There will be the pressing duty 
of reconstructing our work in all the areas where war has been. 
Our work has not collapsed, we repeat, but has greatly suffered. 
It is easy to picture it at the close of the war — many of our 
missionaries away from their posts, many churches destroyed 
and damaged, our people scattered, homeless and starving, 
our institutions suffering, our territory ravaged. Beyond will 
be famine, disease and agony on a wider scale than has been 
known in recent centuries. We must rebuild our own. Also, 
we must do our part in the general reconstruction of the world. 

At the close of the last war the demand was so great that it 
called forth the Centenary movement, in the course of -which 
our churches gave millions of dollars. At the close of this war 
the demand will be much greater. War has come to more of the 
earth's surface and involved more of the world's population. 
Will we be ready to meet it? Will we be ready to gather the 
facts, develop the procedure and lead in a great redemptive 
crusade? 

At the close of every war there is a disposition to relax and 
swing back to isolationism and self-centered materialism. This 
inclination is true of the nations. It was amply demonstrated 
at the end of the last war and goes far to explain the present 
war. There are persons who think they discern public trends 
in this direction now. The tendency may also be apparent in 
the church. Provincialism, indifference to everybody and 
everything outside the individual congregation, an antimis- 
sionary attitude, all these will follow the close of the war if 
we are not on guard. 

Will there be such reaction? Certainly the danger is im- 
mediately before us. We cannot, however, keep it out of our 
beloved Church unless we keep it out of the nation. To do so 
will require all our wisdom, but the cause is worth the effort. 
The attainment of this goal also is evangelism. The Christiani- 
zation of the last man in the last corner of the globe is of the 
essence of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and a provincialisrn, a 
selfish and anti-missionary attitude which prevents the realiza- 
tion of this objective would be a repudiation of the Christian 
ideal. 

We have developed a missionary program of vast proportions. 
Our work has been so well established and our strategy has been 
so sound that Methodism is basically intact and operative 
everywhere, even in lands overrun by the enemy and from 
which all our missionaries have been evacuated. Not only must 
we strengthen and enlarge our present work, but with faith 
we must face the twofold problem of the postwar world. The 
problem of relief and reconstruction of our work at home and 
abroad must inevitably be linked with the task of impassioning 



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our Church for an aggressive movement for the christianization 
of the world. 

If Christians are capable of learning anything from history 
and of reading the signs of the times, they will not fail to see 
that God has placed the future in their hands. It is as if He 
had spoken audibly to them: "Here is the need. Here is the 
opportunity. What will you do? Is it your will that the world 
shall be Christian and free, or will your negligence permit a 
recurrence of savagery? '/ 

A supreme test of our consecration and loyalty is near at 
hand. To make the Prince of Peace influential in the post- 
war world will require millions of our money, a new army of 
our youth and the utmost of our devotion in rehabilitating 
and equipping our churches across the earth so that they 
adequately meet the demands of the new day. This will de- 
mand vision, high purpose and sacrifice. The Conference will 
have brought to its attention the appalling emergencies we 
now face and will be called upon to work out plans for postwar 
reconstruction, 

THE ASSERTION OF THE CHRISTIAN 
CONSCIENCE 

1. The Problem of the Liquor Traffic 

The challenge of evil never ceases. In every age the Church 
is called upon to define and defend those standards which 
undergird the .moral life of the community and guarantee the 
ethical and spiritual health of mankind. Its business is to 
redeem human character and purify human society. 

As Christians we envision the Christian social order as one in 
which every human being has full opportunity to live the 
abundant life physically, intellectually and spiritually. A 
social order is good insofar as it enriches personalities and it is 
bad insofar as it stunts or impoverishes them. Christianity 
has long been confronted by a vigorous opponent in the or- 
ganized liquor traffic. Rooted as it is in the prolific soil of 
avarice and appetite, it constitutes a major social problem. 
The Church cannot view its ravages with complacency nor can 
it refuse to join issue with this menace. 

Alcohol is a narcotic poison injurious to man. Traffic in it 
has always been allied with vice, poverty and crime. In politics 
it has been a conupting and debasing influence. It stands as a 
barrier across the pathway of social progress. It has been the 
relentless foe of the home, taking its fearful toll of the happiness 
of women and children. It never has been willing to live within 
the laws established for its regulation. Economically the evil 
of drink is an incubus and a parasite on legitimate trade ; physi- 
cally its results are disastrous, industrially it is destructive of 



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skill and efficiency; socially, it is a prolific source of poverty, 
unemployment and crime; and spiritually, it is the enemy of 
all that is good. 

Some years ago the Christian conscience of the nation over- 
threw the legalized liquor traffic. National prohibition was the 
result of a struggle that had continued for more than a century. 
Immediately this effort to banish a corrupting traffic became 
a target for unjust criticism. Many delighted to magnify the 
evils associated with the enforcement^ of the law and to insist 
that liquor again be granted a legal s'tatus. Widespread false 
propaganda created the impression that the law was a failure. 
The return of this evil to a legalized status resulted. 

We were assured by those who opposed prohibition and de- 
sired the return of the license system that bootlegging would 
be destroyed and drinking reduced. Neither result is apparent. 
Instead, we have seen the rise of a host of additional evils. 
Much has been said about the revenue derived for government 
from taxes levied against the liquor business, but the revenue 
represents only a fraction of the amount which this organized 
evil takes out of the pockets of the people. If it could be shown 
that such revenue paid all the expenses of the government, it 
would remain a tragic spectacle for a Christian civilization to 
consent to derive its revenues from the vices of the people. For 
the Church to come to any sort of terms with the beverage 
liquor traffic is to betray the human family. 

We hail as a significant event in the history of the temperance 
movement the opening of the School of Alcohol Studies at 
Yale University. That great institution, noted for its scientific 
research and educational methods, is an ideal place for such a 
project. The major objective of this school is to overcome the 
lag between research and teaching on the subject of alcohol. 
The lecturers are specialists who have done outstanding research 
work. The students are given the results of the scientific 
discoveries, many of which have not yet been reported in 
textbooks. The age-old, complex problems associated with 
alcohol are thus being subjected to scientific analyses, and 
significant progress has been made. Accumulated knowledge 
has met the tests of the laboratory, critical review and synthe- 
sis, making possible more exact formulation of what those 
problems are, preparing the way for scientific approach to 
further study of them and opening the path for the application 
of the knowledge gained to the practical solution of their many 
phases. The purpose of this school is to furnish thorough 
grounding in all of these problems. Special emphasis is laid 
not only on technical instruction, but also on the role which 
the Church and welfare societies can play in community efforts 
for the prevention of inebriety and in the shaping of the attitude 
of society toward the many aspects of the problem. We trust 



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this step is the beginning of a trend in higher education through- 
out the nation which will stimulate and transform present day 
instruction on the subject of alcohol. We believe that it 
heralds the dawn of a new day and that an informed and 
constructive leadership will be developed for the overthrow 
of this evil. 

We call upon Methodists everywhere to give themselves to a 
sustained program of education that will help to build a con- 
viction of the imperative necessity of sobriety. We urge them 
to lend themselves to a continuous crusade of action that will 
protect t)ur homes and our children from the ravages of the 
liquor traffic. By reasoned and persuasive education we can 
convince young and old alike of the harmful nature of alcohol, 
and by the same method, we can mobilize the Christian forces 
represented in the Churches of America in a program which 
will effectively restrain and ultimately destroy this iniquitous 
traffic. A'gainst this evil Methodism will continue to stand 
with sleepless vigilance. 

2. The Problem of Industry and Labor 

It is the business of the Church to define and defend the 
principles of Christ and to point the way to a social order which 
is in accordance with those principles. It cannot stand aside 
and say that economics is not its concern. Its voice must be 
lifted on behalf of righteousness and good will. It seeks to 
build a Christian democracy in which there is the widest 
equality of opportunity for every man to give his best to so- 
ciety and to receive the best which society can give to him. 

The Methodist 'Church numbers among its members repre- 
sentatives within the ranks of industry and of organized and 
unorganized labor. It strives for spiritual and social regenera- 
tion, which dissolves the passion for selfish domination, re- 
places fear by faith, and insists upon the application of the 
Christian ethic to economic order. 

A generation ago a General Conference declared "The 
Methodist Church stands for the right of the employer and the 
employe alike to organize and to bargain collectively through 
representatives of their own choosing." We regret that the 
principles enunciated in this declaration were not acted upon 
in industrial life. Some sections of business leadership opposed 
the demands of workers to organize and sought to destroy 
labor organizations where they existed. Labor responded in 
kind and the relationships were those of conflict rather than 
cooperation. The leadership that emerges in battle is a leader- 
ship of war. The unifying force of labor was the enemy, not 
an ideal. Now fortunately the right of labor to organize is not 
only written into law but is enforceable at law. A new type of 
leader comes to the front; men who know how to bargain, to 



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increase efficiency, to enforce contracts. These new rights of 
labor call for a recognition of new responsibility and the elimina- 
tion of all practices of an undemocratic or anti-social nature. 
The new relationship of worker and employer likewise demands 
the complete cessation of all attempts to discredit or destroy 
labor organizations. It calls for a frank facing of the fact that 
the collective bargain is an expression of democratic principle 
and must be so extended that the mind of the worker has an 
opportunity to express itself in improving the industrial process 
and thus make the job a creative task. 

Industry and labor have earned the gratitude of the nation 
for their patriotic devotion to war production. Management 
with few exceptions has demonstrated its concern for the good 
of the nation. The overwhelming majority of labor has ob- 
served its no-strike pledge. The minority that disregarded that 
pledge has done labor a disservice just as that minority of 
business that profiteered has brought discredit upon manage- 
ment. The policy of full recognition of labor 's right to organize 
and honest cooperation with labor, as announced by the United 
States Chamber of Commerce, deserves commendation, and 
we are persuaded it will elicit full response from the new leader- 
ship of labor. 

3. The Problem of Race 

Racial antagonism always creates a stubborn problem for 
the Christian religion because it stoutly resists the universal 
propagation of the Christian message and denies the doctrine 
of the brotherhood of man. We are witnessing an increase in 
racial tension everywhere. Every nation struggles with it in 
some form. England meets it in India and South Africa; 
Australia lifts up barriers against the yellow man ; the continent 
of Europe is drenched with blood because of the German 
doctrine of a superior race. In this countiy a minority group 
of thirteen million Negroes is compelled to remain a detached 
racial unit, is accorded a sub-Christian status, is given an 
uncertain standard of livelihood, and all by the artificial stand- 
ards which arise from racial grouping. Rapid communications 
have annihilated distance, and in this shrunken world every 
human aspiration runs like an electric current around the whole 
earth. The underprivileged half of the world, having learned 
how the other half lives, is demanding the privilege of living 
at the same level. The families of mankind are thrown into a 
new and inescapable intimacy, and this close association forces 
upon us new duties. Racial minorities scattered throughout 
the earth are demanding to know what is meant by the affir- 
mation of democracy that all men are created equal. This 
challenging movement compels attention and demands solution. 



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We may be perplexed in our search for the answer, but the 
question. of race is no longer remote or academic. 

It is difficult to account satisfactorily for racial consciousness 
because seemingly it has no objective basis even in color, 
although it is at this point it becomes most acute. Some of the 
bitterest animosities are developed among peoples presumably 
of the same race; witness the persistent effort to stir up feeling 
between Britishers and Americans. Warring nations demand 
the extermination of their enemies because they are "inferior 
peoples," The recurring attempts to promote anti-Semitism 
and to stir up hatred for other peoples of the world are based 
on race. Although there seems to be no objective basis for 
these distinctions and animosities, we know that racial con- 
sciousness is a psychological fact of undisputed reality. 

Of all human emotions racial feeling is one of the easiest to 
arouse and one of the most stubborn to combat. It has been 
described as "a community of feeling resting upon some period 
of cultural homogeneity and creating a strong preference for 
its own type." The tension is increased when two races are 
brought into close contact and compelled to live in a competitive 
society. The usuar result is the enactment of various legal 
restrictions and the erection of social and political barriers 
which are frequently assertions of superiority on the part of the 
dominant group. These measures inevitably arouse antagonism 
in those who are denied their rights, and too often they result 
in local clashes, which usually produce wider antagonisms and 
sometimes eventuate in war. 

In what faith and with what hope are we to face this problem? 
Scientific humanism and secular communism speak often of 
human values and social ideals, but they are prejudiced against 
the recognition of the supernatural and reject a belief in the 
future life. This position in itself opens the way for the idolatry 
of mere physical existence and exercises a devastating effect 
on the human spirit. The Christian teaching concerning the 
value of the individual as a child of God consecrates human 
relationships and develops a fellowship devoid of the impulses 
of rivalry and distrust. The recognition of the worth and 
dignity of each individual, the value of each human soul, 
freedom of conscience, all are drawn from the Christian revela- 
tion. The Christian Church alone can generate the courage 
and provide the guidance that is sorely needed. Once the 
Christian doctrine of man is rejected, the way is opened for 
man's exploitation of man, a merciless attitude on the part of 
the strong toward the weak, savage ruthlessness, degrading 
snobberies, social confusion and racial war. 

Does not St. Paul's metaphor apply here? "But now are 
they many members," — hand and foot, eye and ear — "yet but 



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one body. And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no 
need of thee; nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of 
you." Quite to the contrary, each one needs the others and 
only together do they make up one body. God made the earth 
a place of infinite variety by the creation of the several races. 
Christianity does not destroy this variety of races, but insists 
that each be allowed to make its distinctive contribution. The 
basic assumption that one race is inherently superior to all 
others cannot be defended. No one race is superior or self- 
sufficient. God created us not for independence but inter- 
dependence. The divine law is that we help ourselves by helping 
others. It is not possible to obscure the rights and claims of 
other races without suffering ourselves. To impair humanity 
at one point is to impair it as a whole. 

"The ultimate test of any democracy," wrote Bishop Gore, 
"is to be found in the demand that in its organization of human 
society it shall truly grant equality of opportunity to all who 
are born into its citizenship so as to encourage and enable them 
freely and fully to develop the fullest richness of personality 
of which they are capable." This is a clear statement of the 
Christian ideal and it is supported by principles emerging from 
the insistence in the New Testament that every human being 
is immeasurably precious in God 's sight. 

The doctrine of brotherhood is more than incidental in 
Jesus' teaching. If what He said about it is not the heart of 
the gospel, it is so vital that without it the heart would cease 
to beat. The liberating truth which He brought into the world 
is that God loves all men not merely collectively but one by 
one and that every man as a child of God has dignity and 
infinite worth. His commission to preach the gospel to every 
creature forms a perfect and logical conclusion to all He taught 
concerning God and man. Throughout the years of His earthly 
ministry Jesus was busy leading His disciples beyond them- 
selves and beyond the limits of class; when He was about to 
go away from them in physical form. He lifted their eyes to 
horizons beyond the barriers of race and nation. His followers 
are citizens of the whole world and as such must be ready for 
friendship with any man. 

St. Paul clearly understood the mind of the Master when he 
declared, "For ye are all the children of God by faith in Jesus 
Christ. . . . There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither 
bond nor free, there is neither male nor female; for ye are all 
one in Christ Jesus." Here he affirmed that the problems of 
race and nationality, class and sex, are not the primary prob- 
lems. The universalism of the Christian message must trans- 
cend these group loyalties not by reducing all races to a soulless 
mass, but by establishing mutual love and equitable service 



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between them. His insistence was that our supreme loyalty is 
not to race, or fatherland, or earthly family, but to the family 
of God. That is the goal for which every sincere Christian 
works. While we wait for its attainment we are to bring the 
spirit of love into all the relations we sustain to each other; we 
are to be brotherly with every man and just with every race. 
The honest acceptance of Jesus' teaching concerning the worth 
of personality and His demand for social justice would draw 
off from our modern society the poison of race which has 
produced such deadly results. 

In the confusion of this present world disturbance men are 
lashing out blindly at each other. In their extremity they cry 
out for changes in the laws and for alterations in social and 
political patterns. That there are abuses to be corrected, 
injustices to be abolished and wrongs to be righted no Christian 
would deny. The Church must always provide a voice for 
those who have no speech and lend its strength to every move- 
ment which seeks the betterment of the human family. Dis- 
cerning men recognize, however, that the real problems of our 
time are more than racial, political or economic, they are 
spiritual. The thoughtful Christian readily perceives that the 
redemption of the individual member of society, or of the 
entire social order, will not be achieved by the readjustment 
of institutions alone, but by the regeneration of the human 
heart. When the Christian gospel is received, it changes man's 
thought concerning all fundamental matters of life. The healing 
of the world's woes may be hastened by the development of 
worthy social programs, by orderly and progressive improve- 
ments in government, but its complete cure waites for the full 
acceptance of Christ's teaching concerning human relation- 
ships. Behind all political and economic reforms lies the need 
of a new spirit, and that the spirit of Christ. Rufus M. Jones 
declared: "If we are to rebuild the world we must begin by 
rebuilding the inner spirit of man by giving him a sounder 
faith in God and His fellows and imparting a profounder con- 
fidence in the silent healing forces of life and love." 

The injustices of the American social order may not be dis- 
missed with a general statement. There are acute and intricate 
problems associated with them, which, if approached in an 
atmosphere poisoned on the one hand by contempt and on 'the 
other by resentment, may easily become dangerous and ex- 
plosive. If, however, these problems are approached in an 
atmosphere of determined good will and patience, they can be 
solved. The chief sin is nearly always committed by the 
majority group, but ofttimes better relationships are delayed 
by bitterness in the heart of the oppressed. Only the Christian 
solution is adequate because it eliminates the passions and 
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The whole question of superiority and rights can be resolved 
when, in the spirit of Jesus, racial groups approach each other 
motivated by respect, trust and service. 

It cannot fairly be denied that the progress of the Church 
in this area has been slow. Some think its attitude has been 
timid and conservative, but it is hardly possible to imagine 
what the situation would be had the Church not proclaimed the 
message of the rights of man as a child of God. As Christianity 
spreads, the inequalities of man grow less, and as the light of 
Christ rises over the earth, more of freedom, brotherhood and 
equality come to His children. The final establishment of the 
Kingdom of God will not come in some sudden and dramatic 
fashion because it is builded upon the indestructible foundation 
of brotherly good will. While waiting and working for that 
better day, we must not make an armistice with injustice and 
oppression. Christ wills the spirit of unity between all peoples 
and calls upon His followers to live as members of a redeemed 
family which enfolds all mankind. Our loyalty to Him must 
challenge the status quo. It must take away complacency and 
mobilize us for such Christian action as will hasten the coming 
of the Kingdom of God. 

There are many hopeful signs. Never were there so many 
consecrated Christian leaders working at this problem. As a 
result of their intelligent and courageous leadership many 
inequalities and injustices long tolerated by society are being 
i-emoved. An insistent demand has been created for equal and 
impartial administration of justice in the courts; a proportionate 
distribution of public school funds; an adequate opportunity 
for all in industrial, commercial, and professional fields; the 
removal of restrictions upon full educational advantages for 
all; and the full enjoyment of the privileges of citizenship. 
Slowly but surely we are moving toward the dawning of a better 
day in which discrimination and injustice give way to respect 
and cooperation. 

We make our own the declaration of one who long has been 
the prophet of the better day in race relations: "In the name 
and spirit of science and education we will seek to find and to 
tell the truth. In the name and spirit of democracy we will seek 
the way of equal opportunity. In the name of patriotisrri, we 
will strive for loyalty to the democratic ideal, for leadership to 
guide, and for statesmanship adequate to carry the burden of 
of the new day. In the name and spirit of Christianity, we 
will search for the new faith of fellowship. In the name of 
humanity, we will substitute the measures of the good society 
for the old biological stiuggle for physical survival. In the 
name and spirit of Him who carries all men in his eternal 
purpose we dedicate ourselves to the task of doing the most 
and the best that can be done here and now." 



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4. The Problem of War 

"Shall the sword devour forever?" was asked in agony a 
long time ago. The answer is yes unless and until the nations 
of the earth resolve in the sight of God that they will no longer 
be governed by selfish ambition, but will in all things strive to 
love God with heart, soul, strength and mind and their neigh- 
bors as themselves. 

The discussion of the origin and conduct of war is not within 
the scope of this address, but when the very foundations of the 
earth are being destroyed, it would be cowardly for the Church 
to fold its hands and wait for others to seek for the way of peace. 
This task demands the spirit of humility and soberness. We 
do not know all that needs to be done and we will probably 
make mistakes, but into the hands of the Ecumenical Church 
has been thrust the opportunity of changing the climate of the 
world from hate and aggression to peace and cooperation. The 
hideous horrors of war compel us to action. The Church is the 
one body that cannot stand aside and declare world affairs are 
not its concern. Its chief business is the assertion of truth, the 
dissipation of hate, the instruction of the hearts and minds of 
men. In the attempt to carry out this mission we are encour- 
aged by the thoughtful leaders of our time. The President of 
the United States on February 20, 1943, made this statement: 
"Now that we are on the march toward ultimate victory, there 
is an important job of education to be done, so that the tragedy 
of war will not come again. " When great movements are afoot 
and the Son of God leads His people toward the better day 
"His Church must either be on the way with Him or else in his 
way." 

Jesufi did not merely reveal to individuals the terms on which 
they might, one by one, find their true life. He insisted that 
His followers should create a new society based on the eternal 
truths which He taught. He identified Himself with the age- 
long effort to achieve an ordered civilization in which the 
problems of our corporate life could be solved. The pressure 
of our present distress compels us to a fresh effort to understand 
what He meant the Kingdom of God to be. The crisis which 
confronts us reveals instability in the whole structure of human 
society. The race is astray, and the Church is under the neces- 
sity of discovering fresh and powerful forms of endeavor in 
order to save the world from the recurring devastations of war. 
There are certain insistent questions associated with war: 
How did the present war come to us? What is to be the mood of 
the nation while at war? How are we to discharge our duty as 
citizens? What has the Church to say to those who struggle 
for the preservation of freedom, or those who cannot in good 
conscience bear arms? How can we keep our place in the 



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worldwide Christian fellowship amid the struggle? Is the 
teaching of Jesus applicable to men and nations in a time of 
war? Is a commonwealth of nations, devoted to justice and 
organized to preserve peace, a mirage in a moral desert, or is it 
the logical result of Christ's affirmation that all men are 
brothers? These are questions the Church must attempt to 
answer, or abdicate its place of leadership. 

On December 7, 1941, this nation was thrust suddenly into 
the horror and the peril of a world war. Month by month 
since that day we have watched the grim shadow of this mighty 
struggle move across our land. The attack upon all we count 
dear has united our country as she has thrown into the conflict 
her material wealth, her creative scientific skills, her millions 
of sons and daughters. Fully mindful of the dangers ahead 
of us and of the strength of the foes that would conquer us, 
we have seen the spirit of America, that intangible quality of 
life that is the bulwark of a free people, rise to meet the challenge 
of this moment and dedicate itself to the service of mankind 
upon the altar of victory. 

Methodism's life has been strangely interwrought with the 
life of the nation. We have been near to the heart of our 
country from the time of her birth and in every crisis of her 
expanding history. The adventurous pioneer did not out- 
distance the Methodist circuit rider. The soldiers of the Re- 
public found upon every battlefield the comforting ministry 
of Methodist chaplains. The very philosphy of our democratic 
way of life was nurtui'ed in the warm heart of an evangelical 
tradition springing out of a gospel that opens wide the doors 
of salvation to all men and preaches the essential worth of 
every human soul. The Methodist Church is historically and 
intrinsically a part of that glorious inner life of the nation that 
is the true "spirit of America," We must not forego our 
responsibility for the preservation of this continuing spiritual 
heritage. As Methodists we reaffirm our devotion to the 
obligations of Christian citizenship and we pray for the guidance 
of God upon the President of the United States and those who 
are associated with him in places of authority. 

While we are gathered here in peace and quietness, multiplied 
thousands of the bravest young men and women of our Church 
are on battlefields in the ends of the earth struggling to preserve 
our liberty and protect our Christian ideals. By their suffering 
and sacrifice they are maintaining the principles of democracy 
and preserving the freedom of mankind. They are writing 
another golden page in the book of patriotism. They shrink 
from no danger to preserve for mankind the heritage of freedom. 
Never again can we look upon the refinements of our civilization 
and the priceless privileges of our Christian society withoat 
recalling the anguish and suffering through which they passed 



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to preserve them. We can only pay our debt to them by 
laboring more courageously to build a world in which the 
sacrifices called for in war are no longer necessary. We pray 
for the preservation of their lives, the maintenance of their 
Christian ideals, a speedy and victorious end to this cruel war 
and their early return to our homes and churches. 

One of the most inspiring chapters in the histor>'' of Method- 
ism is being written by the more than fifteen hundred of our 
ministers who are with the armed forces as Chaplains. In the 
air, on the sea, and on the land; wherever our sons and daugh- 
ters struggle to preserve our freedom, these faithful men are 
there to ofler the claims, challenge, and consolation of the 
Christian Gospel. The story of their courage and service 
inspires us to more heroic living. They are exercising a pow- 
erful influence for good and by their witness and work helping 
to make secure and strong the church of tomorrow. 

The Methodist Church has declared its purpose to defend 
those of our number who cannot in good conscience participate 
in war. We will not be driven from that position by hysteria 
which always develops in a time of st uggle. The principles 
of democracy and the teaching of the Christian religion accord 
to men freedom of conscience. The conscientious refusal to 
bear arms is for some persons a natural expression of their 
desire for peace on earth. To all members of The Methodist 
Church who as conscientious objectors seek exemption from 
military service the Church must continue to give its moral 
protection. 

We would humbly call our people to penitence and prayer. 
In another dark hour of our national life President Abraham 
Lincoln addressed the following sober words to the American 
people: 

"Whereas it is the duty of nations as well as of men to own 
their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess 
their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow, yet with assured 
hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon, 
and to recognize the sublime truth; announced in the Holy 
Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only 
are blessed whose God is the Lord ; . . . 

. "We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of 
Heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace 
and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth, and power 
as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten 
God. We have forgott?n the g'acious hand which preserved 
us in peace and multiplied and exiriched and strengthened us, 
and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, 
that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom 
and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, 
we have become too self-sufticient to feel the necessity of 



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redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God 
that made us. It behooves us, then, to humble ourselves 
before the offended Power to confess our national sins, and to 
pray for clemency and forgiveness." 

We can but deplore the prevalence of boasting and the lack 
of penitence which characterizes us as a people. The prophet 
Isaiah affirmed that "when thy judgments are in the earth, 
the inhabitants will learn righteousness." We fear this desired 
blessing has not yet come to many Americans. Many fail to 
comprehend the tremendous import spiritually and morally 
of what is happening in the world. Most of the people have 
been brought to an awareness of the seriousness of the struggle, 
but there are those, sheltered by the sacrifice of others, who 
continue to resort to conscienceless profiteering and waste 
their substance in luxurious living. This petrifying effect of 
an unsanctified prosperity is alarming, and we would, therefore, 
call our Methodist people to earnest prayer, genuine penitence 
and contrite humility. 

The present war is in large measure the result of World War I . 
In that struggle vast quantities of accumulated wealth were 
destroyed; the economic systems of mankind were wrecked; 
the nations of the earth were divided into water-tight com- 
partments, each living in fear of its neighbor. This outcome 
poisoned international relations and left nations snarling at 
each other as they grew more and more resentful. Our present 
distress is largely the harvest of our blindness and selfishness 
in that hour of opportunity. Much of the present world 
tragedy has come because of our refusal to take our part in the 
task of international collaboration. Had we helped to organize 
the nations on the basis of friendly service we might have given 
humanity a new lease on life. 

Jesus by His teaching gave to humanity a new conception 
of human relationships, that of the brotherhood of all men. 
The Apostle Paul saw this larger vision and became the ex- 
ponent of the nev7 gospel to all people. His bold proclamation 
that God "hath made of one blood all nations of men for to 
dwell on all the face of the earth, " was to the Jews a stumbling 
block and to the Greeks foolishness, but to mankind it has 
become the saving gospel of life and hope. Christianity cannot 
be nationalistic; it must be universal in its outlook and appeal. 
War makes its appeal to force and hate, Christianity to reason 
and love. The influence of the church must, therefore, always 
be on the side of every effort seeking to remove animosities 
and prejudices which are contrary to the spirit and teaching 
of Christ. 

It does not satisfy the Christian conscience to be told that 
war is inevitable. It staggers the imagination to contemplate 
another war with its unspeakable horrors, in which modern 



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science will make possible the destruction of whole populations. 
The methods of Jesus and the methods of war belong to different 
worlds. War is a crude and primitive force. It arouses passions 
which in the beginning may be unselfish and generous, but in 
the end war betrays those who trust in it. It offers no security 
that its decisions will be just and righteous. It leaves arrogance 
in the heart of the victor and resentment in the heart of the 
vanquished. When the teachings of Jesus are fully accepted, 
war as a means of settling international disputes will die, and 
dying, will set the world free from a cruel tyrant. 

We have looked to international diplomacy to prevent war 
and it has failed. We have trusted in international law to 
reduce the horrors and eliminate in a measure the cruelties of 
war, but war grows only more hideous and destructive. The 
time is at hand when the Church must rise in its might and 
demand an international organization which will make another 
war impossible. 

The tragic fact that twice within the short space of a quarter 
of a century the entire world has been plunged into war is 
sufficient evidence that the whole system of international 
relations must be reorganized. The idea that every sovereign 
state is the sole judge of its own rights and owes no allegiance 
to any common moral ideal is incompatible with secure and 
lasting peace. Such so-called freedom leaves any nation free 
to wage offensive wars as legitimate national policy. That 
liberty inevitably leads to crimes against humanity such as 
the stealing of Manchuria by Japan, the rape of Ethiopia by 
Italy and the slaughter of France, Poland and other helpless 
nations at the hands of Germany, As long as the philosophy 
of narrow nationalism lives, we shall have international chaos 
because it leaves each nation free to seek its own selfish designs 
in entire disregard of the welfare of other nations. 

The moral judgment of civilized peoples is demanding an 
ordered, righteous and effective system of world administration. 
Such an organization could prevent war and ensure justice so 
that eventually there would be developed among the nations 
of the earth such an abhorrence of war that no self-respecting 
nation would dare commit such a crime. The strength of such 
an Association or League will lie not alone in what it does, but 
also in what it symbolizes, for it will embody the ideal of 
international relationships in which frankness and cooperative 
action take the place of secret intrigues and international 
rivalry. 

It does not seem necessary for the nations to give assent to 
one political or economic system. The diversity of interests 
and the different stages of cultural progress preclude the 
possibility of a uniform body of domestic policies. The remedy 
is not to be found in welding the nations into one soulless mass, 



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but in shaping the relations between them so that they may 
discover the road whereon they may travel together in friend- 
ship and security. Such a general association of nations formed 
under specific covenants will afford "mutual guarantees of 
political independence and territorial integrity to great and 
small nations alike." It will make the national rivalries and 
jealousies, which have drenched the world with tears and 
blood, seem parochial. In such cooperation nations will 
discover that there are ways other than war of modifying the 
existing political order, and no one nation will be left free to 
throw a bomb which will set the world ablaze again. 

The organization set up to prevent war and preserve peace 
may at first necessarily include only the victorious powers, but 
if so, exclusion of defeated nations must be only temporary. 
Some healing word must be said above the expediencies and 
interests of the victors. To leave outside the other nations 
with their millions of struggling, aspiring people is to have the 
world go groping on in the dark. The victorious nations having 
conquered their foes, must conquer themselves and think of 
them no longer as foes, but as friends. The leadership for which 
the wo Id awaits, must display a heart that sympathizes with 
suffering and a will determined to find a way to overcome the 
seemingly insuperable difficulties of readjustment. For this 
task the Christian Church was born, and it cannot in good 
conscience give its allegiance to any ideal less than this. 

Across the centuries the followers of Christ have worked to 
establish the Kingdom of God in the earth. Through the 
disappointing season of waiting, when nothing appeared to be 
happening, the dream of a warless world was before their eyes, 
nurtured in their thoughts and cherished among the fervent 
longings of their hearts. Believing that the race is a brother- 
hood and the whole earth a neighborhood, we who have sworn 
allegiance to Christ cannot follow the hotheads who would 
build the new world with feverish hands, leaving God out of 
their plans, nor will we listen to the voice of a timid conserva- 
tism or selfish isolationism, which shrinks from the unknown 
and the untried. Neither course is the way of faith. Our hope 
is not in a prudent conservatism. Rather, it is in a holy boldness 
that enables us to follow courageously Him, who alone is able 
to produce a nobler world and a better social future for a people 
made worthy of them through His transforming power. 

When the fighting actually ceases, vast sections of the earth 
will need steel and stone and lumber and brick. We must play 
a worthy and sacrificial part in the physical rehabilitation of 
the world. Infinitely more difficult will be the spiritual rebuild- 
ing, which will demand all we possess of insight, faith, patience 
and courage. World reconstruction must be placed on a higher 
plane than mere material reconstruction. We of the Church 



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must audibly and insistently proclaim that unless the Lord 
build the city, they labor in vain that build it. We must protest 
against any attempt to put a millstone of materialism about 
the neck of the next generation and stoutly resist the adoption 
of immature and unchristian plans for world reconstruction. 
The helping hand must everywhere supplant the mailed fist. 

The spiritual and intellectual growth of people must not be 
hampered by treaties which ration the bread of life and dampen 
the fires of the souls of men. The world cannot be rebuilt on 
the old, narrow and cramping principles of power politics. 
Wisdom and courage must be found to clean the slate of inter- 
national suspicion so that man may begin afresh. The price 
of peace was fixed a long while ago, and the price was a Cross. 
The world cannot be redeemed and regenerated for less. We 
need not a demand for rights, but a desire for sei'vice; we need 
not many servants, but that we be the servant of many. "And 
whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant." 

Believing that the actual and potential power of The Method- 
ist Church with its constituency of twenty million persons 
should be a factor in the choice which this nation must make 
between narrow nationalism and international collaboration, 
the Council of Bishops organized and promoted throughout 
the Church a movement known as The Crusade for a New 
World Order. It was not our thought nor was it our desire to 
have the Church cross the line which under our system of 
government properly separates church and state. We hold, 
however, that any effort to defeat the selfish interests which 
would keep our nation out of an organization of the world 
working for a just and durable peace and would thereby hamper 
its participation in measures to prevent another war, is a part 
of the distinctive spiritual mission of the Church. 

The Crusade was the expression of a threefold conviction: 
First, "That the religious forces of the nation must become 
influential at the place decision is made, before it is made, so 
that their convictions may be regarded as creative and co- 
operative contributions. 

"Second, Methodists after more than a century of missionary- 
service throughout the world and more than a quarter of a 
century of education in the field of international relations, are 
world-minded and desire world order. 

"Third, the members of The Methodist Church as citizens 
desire such action by the United States Government as will 
insure full participation in, and continuing cooperation with, 
such international organization in the political, economic, and 
other fields, as may be necessary to end war, to establish world 
law and order, economic and racial justices, and to guarantee 
the freedom of the individual." 



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The movement received the enthusiastic cooperation of all 
the Boards and Commissions of the Church. Scores of mass 
meetings attended by multiplied thousands were held through- 
out the nation. Everywhere the Crusade was systematically 
interpreted, and our opinion registered with those who rep- 
resent us in the Congress. We would urge our people to main- 
tain this emphasis against all efforts to lead us into isolationism 
and to help make the voice of the Church effective for a just 
and durable peace. 

TASKS TO WHICH OUR ENERGIES MUST BE 
DEDICATED 

1. The Church School 

Thoughtful Christians cannot remain impervious to the 
wide swirl of mighty forces let loose upon the continuing life 
of the Church. Every age forms a bridge between that which 
precedes and that which follows it, but the Church of this 
epochal period is called upon to deal with unanticipated prob- 
lems and a practically revolutionized society. Little by little 
the materialistic temper of the prewar days has done its work. 
There has been no formal abandonment of faith, but many 
have become so engrossed in secular pursuits that there has 
been a quiet submergence of faith. We have been passing 
through a period in which the central affirmations of the 
Christian faith have been denied, with the result that many 
are paying no attention to religion and have subsided into 
a spiritual condition it is not unfair to describe as comatose. 

Secularism, which is but another name for what our fathers 
called worldliness, has taken its toll of spiritual life. Whatever 
its material excellencies, and they are many, our modern 
civilization is largely the product of secular forces which are 
either non-Christian or anti-Christian. It does not suscribe 
to the principle that man lives not by bread alone; nor does 
it pursue a spiritual ideal. In fact, in many ways it gives practi- 
cal denial to these convictions. Some would pass the problem 
by lightly with the reflection that we are only witnessing a 
change in our spiritual taste. With that view we cannot agree. 
Something more dangerous is tiaking place. There are trends 
and tendencies active in modern life which endanger perpetuity 
of our Christian civilization and the life and witness of the 
Church. We are compelled to a fearless study of the under- 
lying causes. 

Life today, for adults and youth alike, is surrounded by 
conditions and forces which have sprung up so swiftly as to 
take them unawares. The tempo of modern life has been so 
accelerated that it has become difficult to give attention to 



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those things which make for faith and knowledge. The de- 
velopment of the religious sense of our children is hindered 
by adverse forces, which tend to weaken and sometimes almost 
extinguish it. For several years we have been passing through 
a period in which such forces have been particularly numerous 
and active. Life has become so highly secularized that faith 
and devotion have been made difficult. The cheap and ofttimes 
unwholesome pleasures that have multiplied tend to crowd 
out religious study and observance. In many homes the 
family altar has disappeared. To these obviously destructive 
influences must be added a subtle effect of defective religious 
teaching. In the so-called emancipation from the religion of 
authority many swung to an imaginary freedom, in which the 
great truths of the Christian message were questioned. We 
are, therefore, in the midst of a transitional period of uncer- 
tainty in which many ignore religion. Our foolish affectations, 
our deceptions, our poor ideals, our chaotic readings of God's 
purpose have all followed the loss of that overmastering sense 
of God which was the possession of another generation. Re- 
ligion gave to our fathers and mothers the certainty and conso- 
lation of God's presence and power, in which they found a 
guide for this life as well as a hope for a future life. 

If the principles of the Christian faith are applicable to the 
needs of our age, perplexed as it is with intellectual difficulties 
which affect belief and moral difficulties which affect conduct, 
there must be more wide-spread and effective instruction in 
religion. Christian education must not only continue to resist 
but aggressively combat the secularizing tendencies of our 
times by an insistence upon the eternal verities. The faculties 
of our youth must be put to school on their spiritual side. 
They must be taught to bow in reverent humility before the 
eternal wisdom and to live according to the immortal truths 
which came from the lips of the Teacher of Galilee. 

The decline in attendance upon the Church School should 
shake us out of our complacency. We close this quadrennium 
with 423,168 fewer students in our Church Schools than we 
had at the beginning. However, the records of the last quarter 
of a century do not show a steady decline. There have been 
years in which the enrollment of the Church Schools in the 
three uniting churches showed an increase, and other years in 
which there was a sharp decline. We believe this enrollment 
and the record of attendance afford a fair barometer of the 
spiritual condition of the church as a whole. During the 
Aldersgate commemoration in the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
South, the General Board of Christian Education, cooperating 
with this movement, laid great stress on enrollment in the 
Church School. As a result, there was an increase of 192,000 
in the enrollment in 1938 and 1939. This gain indicates that a 



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Churchwide effort under the leadership of those responsible 
for the administrative work of the church can and will turn the 
tide in enrollment. We would, therefore, urge a quickened 
interest in securing a larger enrollment and maintaining a 
higher average attendance in the Church School. 

There is no agency of the Church which undergirds every 
aspect of Church life and work more than the Church School. 
Here is a most fruitful field of evangelism. A total of 149,557 
pupils came into the membership of the Church last year from 
the Church School. Here also is provided education in steward- 
ship, which results in large contributions to the benevolent 
causes of the church. The contributions to World Service 
on the fourth Sunday in the Church School from ninety-five 
Conferences last year was $1,106,232.01, a net increase over 
the preceding year of $133,127.26. 

Next to the Christian pulpit, we must depend upon the 
Church School to provide that degree of knowledge and under- 
standing of the Holy Scriptures which is so necessary in the 
minds of our people if they are to be able to interpret Christian 
preaching and to understand the major issue facing the Christian 
forces of the world today. Such an agency with such a record of 
service is worthy of the serious attention and the finest support 
of the leadership of the denomination. 

We rejoice in the trend toward the use of hours other than 
on Sunday morning for the purpose of religious education. 
Through the Methodist Youth Fellowship, Young Adult 
Fellowship, Vacation Church Schools and groups meeting under 
other names, hundreds of thousands of persons are being reached 
with religious training so that actually the enrollment of the 
Church School does not reveal the full extent of what is being 
done in the field of religious education. 

The primary undertaking of the Church School is to trans- 
form the lives of boys and girls and men and women so that 
they may know Christ and live as Christians in all their atti- 
tudes and relationships. This task calls for the highest type 
of educational service rendered in all our churches. Only by 
concerted endeavor in this respect can we make the contribu- 
tions for which Methodism is responsible to the world of 
tomorrow. We must be realistic enough to recognize that the 
decrease in attendance cannot be stopped by superficial and 
sporadic efforts. It calls for a sustained program which draws 
its strength from the conviction that what we are defending is 
not an unimportant outpost but the very citadel of our life as 
a Church. 

2. Ministerial Supply 

The life of Methodism is in the local church; it springs from 
the 42,000 societies, to use Wesley's term, which constitute 



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our fellowship. What these churches are depends in large 
measure upon the men who lead our people in evangelism, 
education and worship, and who interpret for them the mean- 
ing of the Christian message for every aspect of living. The 
tradition of The Methodist Church calls for a ministry carefully 
selected and trained, as well as wholly devoted to its task. 

The need for a comprehensive plan of recruiting and training 
ministers has become increasingly evident in recent years. A 
study conducted by the Commission on Conference Courses 
of Study reveals certain important facts. The average age of 
the ministers of our Church is slowly rising so that in future 
years retirement will take place at more rapid rate. In some 
of the Annual Conferences the proportion of younger men is 
lower than it should be if the size of the Conference is to be 
maintained. 

In some of our sections of the Church, even before the war, 
the demand for trained m^en exceeded the supply. This situa- 
tion will probably become more acute. Merely to replace those 
who are to be retired and those who for other reasons leave the 
pastoral service, the study indicates, we shall need to receive 
into the membership of the Conferences approximately five 
hundred men each year for the next fifteen years. , 

The ten theological seminaries of The Methodist Church 
graduate somewhat over three hundred students each year 
with a degree indicating thorough training for the profession 
of the ministry. The difference between this number and the 
five hundred who are needed presents a problem to which the 
Church must give serious attention. 

It is imperative for us not merely to choose with care from 
among those who volunteer for religious work, but to watch 
for and encourage young men who are suited for the high calling 
of the ministry. Pastors, superintendents and laymen all share 
this responsibility. Diligent attention must be given to re- 
cruiting and adequate leadership for future needs. We would 
urge our ministers to take the initiative in suggesting to our 
finest youth that here is an opportunity for life-time service 
to their fellowmen and to God. 

Our colleges and seminaries have developed an excellent 
program for the training of the next generation of preachers. 
For these institutions adequate financial support must be 
provided, support which will make it possible for them to 
prepare a leadership that will enable the Church to do its work 
in such a way as mankind has never witnessed. 

3. Christian Unity and the Ecumenical Movement 

The Methodist Church is deeply concerned about inter- 
denominational good will and Christian unity. Through 



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resolutions of its Conference and through discussions by its 
Commissions it has endorsed the conviction that Christian 
unity grows out of an ever deepening fellowship of Christians 
with their common Lord; it finds the origin of this fellowship 
in the mind of Christ rather than in the consent of men's 
minds. In order that our Church may make its contribution 
to the search for the mind of Christ in church relations, we 
would recommend the continuance of the Commission on 
Interdenominational Relations and pray God's blessings on 
any and all efforts looking toward a revived and united Church. 

But for this global war, there would have been held at 
Oxford, England, in 1941 the Methodist Ecumenical Con- 
ference, The last Ecumenical Conference was held in Atlanta, 
Georgia, in 1931. The Continuation Committee appointed 
at that time is doubtless in contact with the British Committee 
looking to an early conference of the Methodists of the world. 
We express deep interest in the worldwide Methodist brother- 
hood and are assured that The Methodist Church will take its 
place in the larger ecumenical fellowship. 

As a member of the Federal Council of Churches, the World 
Council of Churches, The Methodist Church cooperated fully 
with the Ecumenical Movement. It has gladly taken its 
place in those memorable conferences held throughout the 
world in which the importance of worldwide fellowship among 
Christians was emphasized. Through a long period of history 
the Protestant Church was beset by division and subdivision. 
We rejoice that through the leadership of the Holy Spirit that 
process has been changed to one of uniting the broken frag- 
ments of the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ, In the summer 
of 1937 the Ecumenical Movement became something more 
than a dream when the conferences at Oxford and Edinburg 
created the World Council of Churches, In 1939 came the 
present World War, setting nation against nation and largely 
destroying world political unity. Within these years of the 
present war Churches have continued to join the World Council 
until today there are eighty-three denominations holding 
membership and supporting the movement. Here is a unity 
upon which a new world order can be built. 

In the United States it is now being proposed that Protestant- 
ism reorganize its agencies of cooperation by merging eight 
organizations into the United States Council of Churches. 
These organizations are the Federal Council of the Churches 
of Christ in America, the International Council of Religious 
Education, the United Stewardship Council, the Missionary 
Education Movement, the Council of Church Boards of Edu- 
cation, the Home Missions Council, the Foreign Missions 
Conference and the Council of Church Women. We would 
suggest that his General Conference provide a method of 



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registering its decision on Methodist participation in the new 
proposed organization. 

4. Orders of Worship 

The General Conference of 1940 constituted "a Commission 
on Order of Worship, Rituals, and Aids for the Deepening of 
the Spiritual Life" and ordered "the report of this Commission 
shall be published in pamphlet form at least six months prior 
to the 1944 session of the General Conference. " Many matters 
coming before this Conference will aflect only segments of the 
Church's life and work, but questions having to do with cor- 
porate worship, including the administration of the Sacraments, 
vitally affect the whole Church and every congregation in it. 
It is therefore apparent that utmost care and understanding 
must be exercised in the decisions reached. 

5. The Publishing House and Christian Literature 

In promoting the cause of the Kingdom of God on earth, 
the Church has a powerful offensive weapon in the printing 
press. The dramatic example of Martin Luther throwing his 
ink-well at the devil is highly suggestive of the uses to which 
printer's ink can be used for holy purposes, even in a day when 
the radio enjoys such popularity and prestige. 

The fact that the Church has made use of the printed page 
explains many of the intellectual and spiritual revivals which 
have characterized its life. As soon as the printing press was 
invented the Church accepted it as a gift from God and used 
it to print the Bible. The result was an almost universal 
distribution of the Sacred Scriptuies which produced a revival 
of religion 

There is an increasing need for the Christian testimony in 
type. Such declarations of faith are not dependent on sponsors, 
wave-lengths, or radio chains. There is a permanency about 
the printed page that is enjoyed by no other form of communi- 
cation. Great ideas and divine inspirations, committed to 
writing, renew themselves with every reading. 

No Church will ever be a great Church until it is a reading 
Church— until it is made up of people who are thinking seriously, 
profoundly, creatively about their religious life and experience. 
We can have a Church with prejudices, without printing, but 
we cannot have a Church with great convictions. The great 
fundamental beliefs upon which the Church must be built if it 
is to stand and conquer cannot be built into the life of any 
people who will not take time to read. For our ministers to 
persuade our people to read religious literature is as much 
a part of their pastoral responsibility as calling upon the sick. 
Indeed, many a sick soul could be restored to health if that 



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one could be persuaded to "love the Lord, his God, with all 
his mind." 

There is a very close kinship between the reading table and 
the communion table, and we must see to it that that relation- 
ship is kept vital and nourishing. There is a very great need, 
of course, for news of the ongoing Church, but there is also a 
very great need in these times when men 's faith is being tested 
as never before, that our people shall stabilize their souls by 
reading the great truths of our religion. If we do not, we shall 
either die of spiritual anemia, or find our strength dissipated 
through emotional excesses without spiritual values. 

Methodism since the days of John Wesley has wisely pro- 
vided for the writing, printing and distribution of books, 
magazines and periodicals, and these have greatly helped to 
propagate the Christian message. We owe an immeasurable 
debt to the Methodist Publishing House for its contribution 
through the years and for its present-day achievements. 

The large and increasing circulation of The Christian Advo- 
cate, the general organ of Methodism, is gratifying. Through 
this publication Methodists are kept informed of the total 
program of their church and are mobilized for united action 
and thus exert an influence on public opinion which otherwise 
would be impossible. Through The Upper Room, Church 
School Literature, the several Conference Advocates, the Church 
is becoming more effective and the life and thought of our 
membership made conformable to the mind of Christ. 

THE MOOD OF MODERN METHODISM 
1. A Wise and Winsome Evangelism 

When we survey the record of Methodism across two hun- 
dred years, we have every reason to rejoice and be grateful. 
In order to transmit to a distraught world and to coming 
generations the Gospel which has already seen such splendid 
triumphs, we must keep faith with our fathers; keep faith 
with our children; above all, we must keep faith with Christ. 
We must preach the Gospel with confidence and with passion. 
We must tell men that while they inherit the infirmities and 
sins of the race, they also inherit the salvation which Christ 
offers all mankind. We must tell them that they live not in a 
lost world, but in a redeemed world, and then when man accepts 
his true relation to Christ, he lives under a new heaven and on 
a new earth. 

The one fact that sent Methodists early to the open fields 
and eventually to the ends of the earth with infectious joy was 
that God in Christ had come to the rescue of sinning humanity. 
They witnessed everywhere because they had found Christ as 
the Saviour from sin, the Creator of new character and the 



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Guarantor of everlasting life. Their main emphasis was upon 
the fact that God had heard the cry of broken humanity and 
had sent in the person of His Son a divine Saviour to deliver 
mankind. They never overlooked the implications of that 
fact. They never dismissed it, nor obscured it by any natural- 
istic interpretation. They declared it in creed, experienced it 
in life and expressed it in a glad and intense evangelism. With 
warm hearts and eager spirits they went everywhere to bring 
men into a saving knowledge of the truth as it is in Christ Jesus. 
They felt that a special responsibility rested upon them for the 
redemption of mankind. 

From then until now the normal mood of Methodism has 
been the evangelistic mood. The stirring story of our advance 
across this continent and of the establishment of younger 
Churches around the world is the story of a resistless evangelism. 
God raised us up to be Christianity in earnest, and no Church 
can forget its original mission and have bright prospects. We 
must be careful lest we give lip service to evangelism and yet 
lag behind other Churches in the effective proclamation of the 
great certainties of evangelical Chiistianity. Methodism set 
set out two centuries ago to win men from the kingdom of 
darkness and evil and to organise them into a Church which 
would help save the world. It was not necessary to acquire 
or develop a spirit of evangelism; we were by nature evangel- 
istic. From the very beginning we went everywhere pro- 
claiming the story of the transforming cross, the empty tomb 
and the risen and glorified Lord. We are the trustees of a 
complete gospel which holds hope for society and offers men 
release from sin. 

What is more needed today? One could hardly claim that 
we are in the midst of a revival at the present time, but un- 
doubtedly we are witnessing a general tu^^ring of the masses 
to an interest in the things of the spirit. Soldiers, statesmen 
and writers are confessing their faith, sometimes in language 
the Church has not employed. The facts of spiritual life have 
come into the common speech of man. Writers no longer 
hesitate to discuss religion. In fact, one of the great gains out 
of the stress and anxiety of the war is the recovery of the 
consciousness of God and a sense of responsibility to Him. The 
time seems ripe for the (^huich to interpret Christ to the in- 
quiring mind and seeking heart of our time. We must be 
diligent lest this new search for God by-pass the organized 
Church. The business of the twentieth centur>^ Church, as was 
true of the early Church, is to help men find God. In order to 
lead them to Him we must have an unquenchable faith in the 
reality of the gospel we proclaim and a keen awareness of the 
infinite importance of the things that make for righteousness. 
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"the place where those who march with God can find their 
point of rallying." 

The urgency of soul which characterized our fathers must 
possess us. Surely by this time we have discovered thtt soft 
sayings about virtue, the evolution of the race and the inherent 
goodness of mankind will not produce the evangelism the world 
sorely needs. We must speak again of the ghastly reality of sin, 
of the atonement of Christ, of justification by faith, of the 
eternal profit of goodness and of the everlasting loss to those 
who will not have Christ. We should be particularly careful 
to deal adequately with the intellectual difficulties and the 
moral and spiritual problems of these exciting days. Our 
gospel must be suited to the anguish of our time. But we will 
not help groping humanity to find the way by underestimating 
the need of man for redemption or failing to declare that the 
Cross of Christ with all it typifies is something more than an 
example of how a good man should bear pain. This generation, 
like all others, must come to see that sin is the gulf which 
separates man from God and must learn that Christ by dying 
on the cross did something for man which he could not do for 
himself. 

Our generation would be religious on its own terms, It 
would run sentimentally to the manger of Bethlehem, but at 
Calvary it would "stand afar off beholding the sight." It 
seems at times to prefer a religion without suffering and sacrifice. 
For the Church to offer such a gospel is to give the hungry- 
hearted world a stone when it needs bread. We must be careful 
to see that our evangelism is of a nature which stirs the con- 
science, influences the will and brings men to believe in Christ 
who alone is able to change the heart and to renew the life. 

Methodism marched into the eighteenth century singing 
"no foot of land do we possess, no cottage in this wilderness." 
It lacked numbers, social standing and stately cathedrals. The 
mighty and learned of the earth were not numbered in its 
membership, but with its message of a divine Saviour it brought 
salvation to the sinning, comfort to the sorrowing, rest to the 
weary, security and confidence to the dying, and to men every- 
where a spiritual and intellectual awakening. What a tragedy 
if twentieth century Methodism should lose this power! With 
its vast membership, its trained ministers and its up-to-date 
methods it must steadfastly continue to exercise its power to 
transform the individual and regenerate society. 

Any serious discussion of evangelism brings one inevitably 
to the importance of preaching and of the immediate obligation 
of those whom God has called to proclaim His message. The 
responsibility of preaching is still laid upon men, and the need 
is as urgent as ever before. No situation has arisen which is 
outside the divine interest or beyond the compass of the truth 



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as revealed in Christ. It is hardly necessary to enter into any 
defense of preaching as a method of making Christ known to 
men. The world's dependence upon preaching is clearly 
stated in the words of St. Paul: "For whosoever shall call upon 
the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call 
on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they 
believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall 
they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach 
except they be sent?" 

The preacher is called of God and commissioned by the 
Church to proclaim a gospel in which there is a complete and 
sufficient message for the spiritual requirements of all men. 
He goes carrying a message from someone to someone. He 
goes bearing the proclamation of God in which grace and pardon 
are offered. He offers to men who are under the sentence of 
death God's provision for their forgiveness. He announces 
the good news of a loving Heavenly Father who loves men, not 
if and when they become good, but while they are yet rebellious 
sinners. His mission is to tell men of a Divine Redeemer whose 
mercy is measureless. But He has more to say to men. He 
tells them that life is more than a struggle of seventy years for 
bread ; it is of eternal duration, and they are privileged to live 
it, if they will, as the sons of God and the comrades of Christ. 

In all generations it has been the voice of the inspired prophet 
that has aroused a slumbering Church and quickened a dying 
world. The great need of this generation is a succession of 
such prophets to stand in our pulpits with an interpretation 
of the Christian gospel which will enlighten the intellect, 
quicken the imagination, stir the conscience and reinforce the 
will. There are always new truths to be discerned, and unless 
God 's ministers discover them for themselves and preach them 
with power, the world will not be brought to the certainty and 
confidence of a vital faith. The truth as we have it in Christ 
is sufficient for the individual, for society and for the world. 
It cannot be given up without darkening the hope of the world. 

The new Methodism with its modem message and methods 
will prove to be only so much cumbersome machinery except 
as it is a channel through which the grace of God is poured 
upon the world. 

Originally Methodism was in a peculiar sense the Church of 
the people. It went everywhere the people were. Upon every 
advancing frontier of American life the pioneers were accorn- 
panied by the Methodist minister, and in every new township 
there was erected a Methodist chapel. In 1801, one in seventy- 
two Americans was a Methodist; in 1841 the number had 
increased to one in nineteen. In 1861, one in every three 
Protestant church members was a Methodist. Between 1800 
and 1830 Methodism increased seven-fold. This startling 



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growth was the direct result of the Church following the people 
and identifying itself with their hopes, aspirations and problems. 

We are now faced with the danger of becoming a fixed Church. 
The tendency is toward training our young ministers to go to 
established pulpits, there to put on a church program and a 
service of worship. We sometimes assume that the people, 
having been invited, will come, but if they fail to do so, we 
have no other plan to secure their attention and attendance. 

The future lies in the hands of the masses. All great social 
and religious movements rise from the bottom, and there is 
now a worldwide stirring of the common people. In their hands 
lies the destiny of tomorrow socially, economically and in every 
other area of life. We must be careful lest Methodists of today 
become a fixed type, a solid, respectable, middle-class people. 
We are honored to have as a part of our fellowship many 
educated and cultured people, but a Church that neglects the 
great toiling masses will not dominate the tomorrows. It is 
highly important that we minister to people of education and 
culture. We would not in the least minimize this part of our 
mission; nor would we lower our standards for the ministry 
and ignore the necessity of carrying on the program of a fixed 
Church. But to discharge our full obligation, we must minister 
to those in every sphere of life. We must have the technique 
for every different demand made upon us. We must not de- 
pend upon one stereotyped form of ministry alone. There 
must be a definite rural approach that will give us a fixed leader- 
ship in the country and a definite urban program that will 
enable us to cope with the demands of the city. 

The future of Methodism is bound up with its ability to 
adapt its policies and programs to the age in which it lives. 
The early Methodists went forth with an initiative and mobility 
which resulted in a spiritual advance almost without parallel 
in Christian history. When churches were closed, they went 
out on the streets; when ordained ministers were insufficient, 
they laid the burdens upon Christian laymen, who achieved 
admirable results. Ministers and laymen alike felt that when 
there was work to be done, they were under obligation to find 
the most effective way of doing it. Without an amazing power 
of adaptation to meet the unprecedented conditions of this age 
we will limit the influence and power of Methodism. 

We have heard with interest of the plans of the General 
Commission on Evangelism to conduct throughout the Church 
in 1945 a Crusade of Evangelism in which all of the time-tested 
methods will be employed. We believe this movement is timely 
and we are pledged to give to it our leadership, our prayers, 
and our best effort for we are deeply concerned that Methodism 
shall be creatively and redemptively in contact with the life 
of today. 



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2. A Fearless Application of Christian Principles 
TO Social Problems 

If the Church is a living society inspired by the spirit of the 
living Christ, then we must think not only of its origin and 
ordinances but of the goal toward which it is moving and the 
purpose it was organized to serve. Its best credential is that 
it follows Christ on His redemptive pilgrimage. The question 
at present centers not on what the Church has been, but on its 
present status. What is it now? For what is it intended in 
this crucial epoch? What is it doing today to fulfill its mission? 
It was the head of the Church, Jesus Himself, who prayed to the 
Father, "As Thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I 
also sent them into the world." Certainly He means that men 
are to be redeemed one by one and brought into conformity 
with the divine purpose, but He also means that the saved of 
the community will in turn save the community. The Church 
must be the body of Christ in the world, the society through 
which God is revealed to men and His will is made operative 
in the social order. One of the true tasks and functions of the 
Church as an organized society is the redemption of the social 
order. 

It would be a mistake to conclude that the religious life is 
complete in experience alone, as vitally important as that ele- 
ment is. It was Paul who said "God was in Christ, reconciling 
the world unto Himself." Reconciliation with the Father 
.surely means experiencing the forgiveness of sins and the 
restoration to the favor and family of God, but it also includes 
enlistment in the Christian purpose to make all the areas of 
life conformable to the will of God. Thus the Church, engaged 
as it is in prepailng men for the life hereafter, must also give 
attention to life here and now. It must look upon all men in 
the light of their eternal destiny. In so doing, with moral 
courage and realism it must resist every tendency of society 
to becloud the sacredness of human life and resist every effort 
to deny to men the inalienable rights which belong to the 
children of God. Christ's purpose must be above all human 
and earthly considerations. 

In the great task of transforming men and movements, the 
Church must follow its Leader. In Christ one discovers God 
caring for this sinning, suffering world and setting out to 
rescue it. Beyond any question there is spiritual value to the 
soul in quiet withdrawal from the noisy whirl of a distraught 
world for meditation and fellowship, but a spirituality which 
reaches this hands-folded reposeful state and there stops, 
complacently hesitant, will not produce a Church redemptively 
in touch with life. A Church so motivatod will shrink from 
venturing abroad on dark nights to rescue lost sheep and 



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perishing sinners. Unwilling to fight the forces of evil, it will 
therefore have no scars. It may remain beautiful in ceremonies, 
devout in temper and perhaps clean in habit, but it will surely 
fail to put forth the effort essential to the making of a better 
world. The people of God must develop a militant faith which 
will keep them alive in every fiber of their being and imbue 
them with an impulse to action that will make them implacable 
foes of injustice and iniquity and enthusiastic champions of 
whatever promises to hasten the coming of the kingdom of 
God on earth. 

3. A Confident March Into a Greater Age 

To nations and to Churches, as to individual persons, there 
come great moments, spring tides of the soul, when mysterious 
and awesome forces make themselves felt. Surely, even now a 
great moment is impending! The world picture in the present 
crucial hour, as seen by the mind 's eye, looms dark indeed and 
perplexing; yet there is in the hearts of those who have dis- 
covered the eternal and inexhaustible resources of faith an 
ineradicable conviction that we are about to witness another 
striking and arresting manifestation of Christ's power. God in 
Christ is behind human life and within it. He will not allow 
human nature to lie idle, to waste itself on trifles, or to be 
content with low ideals. There is something He would do with 
humanity, and He means to carry out His eternal purpose. 
He will not allow the tyrannies of men to prevail forever for 
He has not abdicated His throne nor abandoned His plan of 
redemption. God is not bound by human movements, nor is 
He dependent on the obvious human resources. Always He 
has reserved an absolute freedom for the sending of His spirit 
into the wilderness of men's lives and earthly confusions. All 
about is a world tremulous with change. In millions of yearn- 
ing hearts there are unutterable longings for another spiritual 
awakening, a new thrust forward toward the realization of the 
Kingdom of God on earth. 

It is indeed essential that the Church shall no longer evade 
the challenge of the world in which it lives. Too long it has 
been enamored of the safe and easy way; and too long it has 
been held by a comfortable and complacent interpretation 
of discipleship ; too long it has had an armistice with fear and 
doubt. This is not the way to victory. The whole inheritance 
of our spiritual past is a witness to our God. He has been every- 
where with His people. He will be everywhere with them now. 
Before this generation passes His Church may see a new world 
take shape before its eyes. 

It may be true that for the moment the general life of the 
world, amid the many confusions of the hour does not realize 



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that only Christ can furnish the creative and directing spiritual 
energy it so sorely needs. This only makes it the more impera- 
tive that Christians everywhere make a fresh discovery of those 
abiding realities which cannot perish because they have their 
alliance with God. The great need of our day is a deeper 
understanding of the majestic purpose of God, a nearer vision 
of the face of Christ. We are in a bigger world than our fathers 
knew; our interests are wider; our knowledge in many fields is 
more extensive and exact. We lack only that consecration which 
sent them forth with surprising gladness to obey the commands 
of their Lord. 

Christ is the deathless Leader of His Church, and no cause 
is forlorn with Him at its head. He has illimitable resources 
at His command and that guarantees the ultimate supremacy 
of righteousness in the world. Shall we not then take our 
appointed way with Him, evading no peril, seeking no dis- 
charge, but in confidence follow Him as he goes forth on His 
redemptive pilgrimage. 

Arise Methodism! The light that falls upon your pathway 
is not the light of the setting sun. It is the light of the morning. 
Before you is the gateway to a greater age and a more Christ- 
like world. 

[Signed] 

William F. Anderson, Brenton T. Badley, James C. Baker, 
Enrique C, Balloch, Bruce R. Baxter, Hiram A. Boaz, John 
C. Broomfield, ' James Cannon, Jr., W. Y. Chen, Ralph S. 
Cushman, U. V. W. Darlington, J. Lloyd Decell, Hoyt M. 
Dobbs, Charles W. Flint, Juan E. Gattinoni, John Gowdy, 
Wilbur E. Hammaker, Ivan Lee Holt, Edwin H. Hughes, 
Robert E. Jones, Z. T. Kaung, Frederick T. Keeney, Paul B. 
Kern, "^Lorenzo H. King, Carleton Lacy, Edwin F. Lee, Fred- 
erick D. Leete, Titus Lowe, J. Ralph Magee, William C. 
Martin, Francis J. McConnell,' F. H. Otto Melle, George A. 
Miller, Shot K. Mondol, Arthur J. Moore, John M. Moore, 
"^ John L. Nuelsen, G. Bromley Oxnam, W. Walter Peele, 
J. Waskom Pickett, Clare Purcell, Ernest G. Richardson, 
John W. Robinson, Clement D. Rockey, Charles C. Selecman, 
Alexander P. Shaw, A. Frank Smith, H. Lester Smith, John M. 
Springer, James H. Straughn, Raymond J. Wade, Ralph A. 
Ward, William T. Watkins, Herbert Welch. 



JOURNAL 

OF THE 

GENERAL CONFERENCE, 1944 
APRIL 26 FIRST DAY, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 1944, 

First Day 

^ , , MORNING SESSION 

Wednesday 
Morning 

Bishop H. The 1944 General Conference of The Meth- 

si^uropens odist Church (being the Second General Confer- 
on erence ^^^^ slnce the Uniting of the three constituent 
Churches, and the Forty-first General Conference 
since the establishment of Methodism in America 
in 1784) convened in the Municipal Auditorium at 
Kansas City, Missouri, on Wednesday morning, 
April 26, 1944, at ten o'clock A.M., with Bishop H. 
Lester Smith, President of the Council of Bishops, 
presiding. 

openingr The Conference opened with a processional and 

Services 

the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. Bishop Wil- 
bur E. Hammaker, Chief Marshal, announced the 
Processional Hymn 278 

"Lead On, King- Eternal" 

The The Processional was led by the Seminary 

Processional , i i i i •' 

Singers of Boston University, under the leadership 
of Prof. James R. Houghton, Professor of Sacred 
Music of Boston University, followed by the 
Marshals, Bishops Wilbur E. Hammaker and Wil- 
liam C. Martin, the Council of Bishops, the Judi- 
cial Council, the Commission on Entertainment 
and the Chairmen of the Local Committees. 

The Conference stood and joined in singing the 
Processional Hymn. 
(198) 



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Adminis- 
tered 



Bishop H. Lester Smith, President of the Coun- april 2< 
cil of Bishops, called the Conference to order and '^'"^^ ^*^ 

Wedneadav 

announced Hymn 402 utomino 

"And Are We Yet Alive" 

After the singing of the hymn, Bishop Smith sacrament of 
announced that Bishop Herbert Welch would be supper 
in charge of the administration of the Sacrament 
of the Lord's Supper. 

Bishop John M. Moore led in the opening Ritual 
Service up to and including the responsive Scrip- 
ture from Isaiah 53:1-10. 

The Boston Seminary Singers and James R. 
Houghton sang the "Credo" (I Believe), Gret- 
chaninoff , from the Russian Liturgy. 

Bishop Welch read the New Testament lesson 
from John 17, verses 9 to 26, and announced the 
Communion Hymn, 144 

"Beneath the Cross of Jesus" 

after which he gave the General Invitation, and 
conducted the Ritual from that Paragraph to the 
place for the administration of the Holy Com- 
munion to the people. 

The Bishops, Judicial Council, official visitors, 
platform guests and delegates partook of the 
Lord's Supper. 

Bishop Welch was assisted in the administra- 
tion of the Lord's Supper by Bishops John M. 
Moore, James C. Baker, Carleton Lacy, Raymond 
J. Wade, John W. Robinson, J. Waskom Pickett, 
John Gowdy, Titus Lowe, W. Y. Chen, Edwin F. 
Lee, Ernest G. Richardson, W. Walter Peele, 
Francis J. McConnell, Alexander P. Shaw, En- 
rique C. Balloch, A. Frank Smith, Clare Purcell, 
Urban V. W. Darlington and John C. Broomfield. 

Bishop John M. Moore led the Conference in 
the closing Ritual Service and pronounced the 
Benediction. 



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APRIL 26 

First Day 

^\' edncaday 
Morning 

Business 
Session 

Roll Call 



Bishop Lester H. Smith called the Conference 
to order and requested the Secretary of the last 
General Conference to call the roll. 

The Conference stood in silent tribute while 
the Secretary of the last General Conference, Lud 
H. Estes (Memphis), called the roll of deceased 
Bishops, as follows: 



Deceased 
Bishops 



William N. Ainsworth 
Edgar Blake 
Warren A. Candler 
Jashwant Rao Chitambar 
Matthew W. Clair 
Collins Denny 
Horace M. DuBose 
Samuel R. Hay 
William A. C. Hughes 
Adna W. Leonard 
Charles L. Mead 
Charles B. Mitchell 
Thomas Nicholson 
Ernest L. Waldorf 



Deceased 
Delegates 
Elect 



and the names of the following Delegates-elect: 

Atlanta Conference. — Luther E. Brookes, Lay 
California Conference. — Percy F. Morris, Lay 
lowa-Des Moines Conference. — Dean Taylor, Lay 
North Arkansas Conference. — Ransford S. Hayden, 
Ministerial 

North Georgia Conference. — Marvin M. Maxwell, Min- 
isterial 

South Georgia Conference. — C. Leighton Shepard, Lay 

and the following Reserve Delegates-elect : 

Ohio Conference. — Homer S. Baumgardner, Ministerial 
New York Conference. — Frank G. Lindsey, Lay 

Bishop Smith led in the following prayer: 



Almighty God, our heavenly Father, we give Thee 
thanks for these servants of God who have walked with 
us in the years past and are now where Thou hast taken 
them. We thank Thee for their life and work. The in- 



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fluence of the work they have done will never cease. We 
are grateful for having had them in our group. We ask 
Thy blessing on their families and friends, their loved 
ones. May we carry on the work of Christ for which they 
have gladly given their lives. We ask it in Jesus' name. 
Amen! 



APRIL 26 

First Da^ 



Weditesda u 
Mnrniny 



bishops in 
Attendance 



Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, Secretary of the 
Council of Bishops, reported the following mem- 
bers of the Council of Bishops in attendance 
(DB-1) : James C. Baker, Enrique C. Balloch, 
Bruce R. Baxter, John C. Broomfield, James Can- 
non, Jr., W. Y. Chen, Ralph S. Cushman, Urban 
V. W. Darlington, J. Lloyd Decell, Charles W. 
Flint, John Gowdy, Wilbur E. Hammaker, Ivan 
Lee Holt, Robert E. Jones, Paul B. Kern, Lorenzo 
H. King, Carleton Lacy, Edwin F, Lee, Titus 
Lowe, J. Ralph Magee, William C. Martin, Francis 
J. McConnell, Arthur J. Moore, John M. Moore, 
G. Bromley Oxnam, W. Walter Peele, J. Waskom 
Pickett, Clare Purcell, Ernest G. Richardson, John 
W. Robinson, Charles C. Selecman, Alexander P. 
Shaw, A. Frank Smith, H. Lester Smith, James 
H. Straughn, Raymond J. Wade and Herbert 
Welch. 

Bishop Oxnam stated that letters had been re- 
ceived from each of the absent Bishops, and at 
the request of the Presiding Bishop read a letter 
from Bishop Edwin Holt Hughes, written from a 
hospital bed in Altoona, Pa., sending his love to 
the Conference. 

By unanimous consent the Conference requested 
the Secretary to send greetings to all the absent 
Bishops. 

The Roll of Annual Conferences was called, and ^'^j' "^^ , 

' Annual 

the Chairman of each Annual Conference Dele- 
gation certified the attendance of the Delegates 
from his Conference, and, also acting under Sec- 
tion 1, Item (3) of Division I, "Opening Session 
and Organization" of the proposed Plan of Or- 



Conferences 
and 

Delegates 
Present and 
Substitu- 
tions 



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APRIL 26 

First Day 

Wednesday 
Morning 

Unofficial 
Delegates 
Provided 
For 



ganization and Rules of Order, made substitution 
of Alternate Delegates, where noted. 

Some Annual Conferences overseas were un- 
able to meet and elect Delegates, due to world- 
war conditions ; many Delegates from other over- 
seas Annual Conferences were unable to attend 
due to the same conditions. The General Confer- 
ence, on recommendation of the Council of Bish- 
ops, made provision for the representation of such 
Annual Conferences in the session of the 1944 
General Conference. See pages 223, 225. 

Alabama. — Ministerial: W. Marvette Curtis, 
Henry M. Andrews, Dow P. Slaughter. Lay: 
Hubert Searcy, W B.. Christenberry. 

Atlanta. — Ministerial: John W. Thomas. Lay: 
Mrs. Eva B. Parks, for E. Luther Brookes, de- 
ceased. 

Baltic Slavic. — None present. 

Baltimore. — Ministerial: Horace E. Cromer, 
Fred G. Holloway, Harry W. Burgan, E. Cran- 
ston Riggin, Leonard B. Smith, Benjamin W. 
Meeks. Lay: D. Stewart Patterson, George W. 
Crabbe, Henry Gilligan, John H. Baker, Mrs. Joy 
Elmer Morgan, J. Harry Grace. 

Belgium. — None present 

Bengal. — None present. 

Bohemia-Moravia. — None present. 

Bombay. — Ministerial: Paul E. Wagner. Lay: 
Mrs. Mabel B. Wagner. 

Burma. — None present. 

California. — Ministerial: Theodore H. Palm- 
quist, Tully C. Knoles, John R. Kenney, W. P. 
Rankin, A. Raymond Grant. La;y: Mrs. Frank P. 
Flegal, Will P. Ralph, Dr. Evelyn M. Berger, John 
R. Crummey, Dr. J. B. Simms for Percy F. Mor- 
ris, deceased. 

Central Alabama. — Ministerial: Edward M. 
Jones. Lay: Lee W. Lynn. 

Central China. — None present. 



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Central Germany. — None present. april 26 

Central Kansas. — Ministerial: Albert E. Hen- ^"*^'' ^*^' 

Wednesdau 

ry, Charles E. Schofield, Herbert J. Root, Lester Morning 
R. Templin, Paul D. Womeldorf. Lay: Mrs. Joe T. 
Rogers, William P. Elliott, L. C. Baker, Ray 
Streeter, Floyd Anderson. 

Central New York. — Ministerial: Raymond 
H. Huse, Benjamin Rowe, Alfred P. Coman. Lay: 
Albert G. Odell, M. Faye VanDyke for Tracey 
Jones, Mrs. Florence K. Nye for Mrs. Gertrude 
Brown. 

Central Pennsylvania. — Ministerial: J. Ed- 
gar Skillington, Fred P. Corson, Edgar R. Heck- 
man. Lay: Charles V. Adams, Mrs. Laura V. 
Guyer, Richard W. Campbell for V. Max Frey. 

Central Provinces. — Ministerial: Marvin H. 
Harper. Lay: None present. 

Central Texas. — Ministerial: J. N. R. Score, 
Walter W. Ward, Philip E. Riley, Eugene B. 
Hawk. Lay: Hal H. Cherry, Hubert T. Johnson, 
Mrs. Gid J. Bryan, Joseph R. Edwards. 

Central West. — Ministerial: Edward W. Kel- 
ly. Lay: Miss Arsania M. Williams. 

Chile. — None present. 

China. — None present. No Conference held on 
account of the war. 

Colorado. — Ministerial: Otto H. Houser, Rufu.s 
C. Baker, Harry T. Morris. Lay: Ezra C. Harrah, 
Robert B. Spencer, Bernard Vessey. 

Cuba. — Ministerial: Edmundo G. Morgado. 
Lay: Moises Boudet. 

Dakota. — Ministerial: Frank E. Lochridge, R. 
Glenn Minkler. Lay: Mrs. J. H. Baker, George E. 
Whitson. 

Delaware. — Ministerial: David W. Henry, 
Leon S. Moore. Laij: Herman D. Brown, Hebert 
S. Wilson. 

Denmark. — None present. 

Detroit. — Ministerial: Marshall R. Reed, 



204 Journal of the 19JtA General Conference 

APRIL 26 Charles W. Brashares, William C. Donald, Wil- 

wTdneJlv ^^^"^ ^' ^' P^^^^^we, Gordon Phillips, Henry H. 

Moryiiny Crane. Lay: Dennis F. Strong, Miss Frances 

Knight, Mrs. John E. Martin, Edward A. Smith, 

Miss Marion Bailey, Mrs. B. R. Donaldson. 

East Oklahoma. — Miymterial: Ernest C. 
Webb, John D. Salter, James C. Curry, Elza L. 
Jorns. Lay: W. H. Wilcox, Mrs. Redmond S. Cole, 
James A. Egan, H. E. Newton. 

Eastern South America. — Ministerial: 
George P. Howard (April 27). Lay: Cristobal G. 
Coates. 

East Tennessee. — Ministerial: John W. Hay- 
wood. Lay: Miller W. Boyd. 

Erie. — Ministerial: John A. Galbraith, Thomas 
E. Colley, Harold A. McCurdy. Lay: Edgar T. 
Welch, Leo H. McKay, Mrs. Bruce S. Wright. 

Finland. — None present. 

Finland-Swedish. — None present. 

Florida (Southeastern). — Ministerial: John 
W. Branscomb, P. M. Boyd, Glenn C. James, Rob- 
ert Z. Tyler. Lay: Fred B. Noble, Mrs. Edwin B. 
White, R. A. Gray, Fred T. Mickler. 

Florida (Central). — MiniMerial: Henry W. 
Bartley. Lay: David A. Boyd. 

FoocHOW. — Ministerial: E. Pearce Hayes for 
Harry W. Worley. Lay: None present. 

Genesee. — Ministerial: Ernest E. Davis, J. 
Wesley Searles, A. Merritt Deitterich for Paul 
Morrison. Lay: Mrs. W. Raymond Brown, Thomas 
B. Clay, Leverette J. Simpson. 

Gujarat. — None present. 

HiNGHWA. — None present. 

HOLSTON. — Miyiisterial: Clyde E. Lundy, Ed- 
win H. Ogle, James A. Bays, William F. Blackard, 
W. C. Daniels, Robert E. Greer. Lay: Charles C. 
Sherrod, Frank H. Trotter, Lynn Sheeley, Mrs. B. 
Rule Stout. 



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Hyderabad. — Ministerial: John Patterson. Lay 
None present. 

Idaho. — Ministerial: Charles M. Donaldson. 
Lay: Edson H. Deal. 

Illinois. — Ministerial: Arthur M. Wells, Thom- 
as B. Lugg, Arthur R. Grummon, Harry W., Mc- 
Pherson, Arthur P. Jordan, Raye Ragan. Lay: 
Herschel R. Snavely, W. F. Allison, Harold Fitch, 
I. W. Brown, Charles A. Imboden, Joel A. East- 
man. 

Indiana. — Ministerial: Guy 0. Carpenter, 
Ralph 0. Pearson, William C. Hartinger, Abram 
S. Woodward for Chester A. McPheeters. Lay: 
Thomas M. McDonald, Russell M. Kibler, Mrs. 
Earl S. Riley, Edward Huckleberry. 

Indus River. — None present. 

Iowa-Des Moines. — Miyiisterial: Leroy L. 
Weis, Walter F. Lister, Claude W. Cooper, C. C. 
Bacon, George A. Lawton. Lay: Bert 0. Gammon, 
Mrs. Harry Lauer, Mrs. William C. Henn, Rae L. 
Dean for Dean Taylor, deceased. 

Kansas. — Ministerial: Oscar E. Allison, Leslie 
Miller, Charles I. Goldsmith, R. Ernest Gordon. 
Lay: Mrs. H. E. Werner, C. A. Byers, C. M. Miller. 

Kentucky. — Ministerial: Albert R. Perkins, 
Samuel C. Rice, Zachary T. Johnson, Walter V. 
Cropper for Willard G. Cram. Lay: Kelley J. Day, 
Marcus C. Redwine, Dennis V. Snapp for Mrs. 
Robert T. Brown, John T. Slaton for Mrs. James 
H. Spillman. 

KlANGSi. — Ministerial: Edward C. Perkins. 
Lay: Mrs. William R. Johnson. 

Lexington. — Ministerial: R. Gammon Morris, 
M. LaFayette Harris. Lay: Miss Elizabeth S. 
Langford, Mrs. Edith White. 

Liberia. — None present. (Arrived May 2, 
1944.) 

Little Rock. — Ministerial : Claude M. Reeves, 



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First Day 

W edn^sday 
Morning 



206 Journal of the 194.4 General Conference 

APRIL 26 Arthur Terry. Lay: John S. M. Cannon, Matt L. 

FIRST DAY gJJJg 

Morning LOUISIANA (SoLith Central) . — Ministerial: ^W- 

liam L. Doss, Jr., Guy M. Hicks, William W. 
Holmes, Benjamin H. Andrews. Lay: Ezriah L. 
Walker, J. B. Pollard, Mrs. George S. Sexton, Jr., 
Robert J. O'Neal. 

Louisiana (Central). — Ministerial: John W. E. 
Bowen, George W. Carter. Lay: Matthew S. Dav- 
age, John S. Brazier. 

Louisville. — Ministerial: Roy H. Short, Regi- 
nald V. Bennett, Andrew C. Johnson. Lay: Mrs. 
Andrew C. Johnson, Evan C. Evans, Frank H. 
Gregg. 

LUCKNOW. — None present. 

Maine. — Ministerial: Elwin L. Wilson, Arthur 
A. Callaghan. Lay: Fred P. Loring, Miss Mar- 
garet Currie. 

Malaya. — None present. 

Memphis. — Ministerial: James E. Underwood, 
Lud H. Estes, Charles C. Grimes. Lay: Robert E. 
Rooks, Paul Meek, Mrs. S. Homer Tatum. 

Michigan. — Ministerial: D. Stanley Coors, Les- 
ter A. Kilpatrick, Glenn M. Frye, William L. Hel- 
rigel. Lay: Mrs. Warren E. Brown, Ralph Goodell, 
Mrs. Orson E. Munn, Archie E. McCrea. 

Minnesota. — Miron A. Morrill, Harry D. Hen- 
ry. Lay: Charles V. Michener, Mrs. Gyda L. Plette. 

Mississippi (Southeastern). — Ministerial: Ben- 
jamin L. Sutherland, Thomas M. Brownlee, Van 
R. Landrum. Lay: Thomas L. Bailey, Benjamin 
M. Stevens, J. Magruder Sullivan. 

Mississippi (Central). — Ministerial: Almos L. 
Holland, James D. Wheaton. Lay: Reuben H. Mc- 
Allister, Claud W. Williams. 

Missouri. — Ministerial: David K. Pegues, Okey 
J. Carder, Joseph D. Randolph. Lay: William H. 
Utz, Jr., George Pohlman, Mrs. Wilbur E. Long- 
streth. 



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Montana. — Ministerial: Andrew C. Caton. 
Lay: Vernon E. Lewis for A. R. Reeves. 

Nebraska. — MiniMcrial: Benjamin F. 
Schwartz, Paul M. Hillman, Richard E. Carlyon, 
Ray F, Magnuson, Alfred V. Hunter. Lay: Henry 
M. Greenslit, Mrs. Charles W. Mead, William T. 
Muncy, Linden L. Eells, W. S. Rogers for Roy M. 
Green. 

New England. — Ministerial: Lewis 0. Hart- 
man, Daniel L. Marsh, William Gunter. Lay: Ed- 
ward H. Redstone, William J. Kurth, Mrs. Howard 
M. Le Sourd. 

New England Southern. — Ministerial: Percy 
M. Spurrier, Earl E. Story. Lay: John B. McCul- 
lough, William P. Pritchard. 

New Hampshire. — Ministerial: LeRoy W. 
Stringfellow for Phillip S. Nason. Lay: Warren 
H. Davis. 

New Jersey. — Ministerial: Albert L. Baner, 
Austin C. Brady, Benjamin F. Allgood, William 
R. Raver. Lay: Francis A. Stanger, Jr., Frank C. 
Propert, Alvin C. Poffenberger, Mrs. Anne M. 
Ebner. 

New Mexico. — Ministerial: William E. Brown. 
Lay: Harry C. Gossard. 

New York. — Arthur G. Carroll, Claude C. 
Coile, Benjamin M. Denniston, John M. Pearson 
for Ralph W. Sockman. Lay: H. Westlake Coons, 
Chester A. Smith, Alvah D. Rowell, Walter M. 
Andrew. 

New York East. — Ministerial: Frederick B. 
Newell, Lynn Harold Hough, Loyd F. Worley, Al- 
bert E. Beebe. Lay: Edward R. Carman, Howard 
R. Brockett, H. Almon Chaffee, William H. Bar- 
radell. 

Newark. — Ministerial: J. Edgar Washabaugh, 
Karl K. Quimby, Henry L. Lambdin, J. Wesley 
Lord. Lay: Louis E. Orcutt, Charles C. Parlin, 
James M. Gillinder, Mrs. Samuel H. Clark. 



APRIL 26 

F'lBaT Day 
Wednesday 
Morning 



208 Journal of the 194^ General Conference 

APRIL 25 North Africa. — Ministerial: Fred J. Kellar. 

wlTJs^ ^^y- ^^^^ ^^'^ Ostrom. 
M»rnw» North Alabama. — Ministerial: George M. 

Davenport, Foster K. Gamble, J. Henry Chit- 
wood, Spencer O. Kimbrough, Marvin A. Frank- 
lin for Henry M. Stevenson. Lay: Van Buren 
Taunton, Mrs. Frank G. Bell, Robert B. Carr, 
Paul S. Haley, John L. Liles. 

North Arkansas. — Ministerial: Albert W. 
Martin, John Q. Schisler, Sam B. Wiggins for 
Ransford S. Hayden, deceased. Lay: Mrs. R. E. 
Connell, Karl Greenshaw, John G. Moore. 

North Carolina (Southeastern). — Ministe- 
rial: Jesse M. Ormond, Robert W. Bradshaw, Ed- 
gar L. Hillman, Harry C. Smith for Thomas M. 
Grant. Lay: William J. Smith, Gurney P. Hood, 
Mrs. Edgar L. Hillman, Benjamin G. Childs. 

North Carolina (Central). — Ministerial: Rob- 
ert N. Brooks. Lay: David D. Jones. 

North China. — None present. 

North Dakota. — Ministerial: Henry J. Gern- 
hardt. Lay: Gideon A. Hample. 

North Georgia. — Ministerial: Lester Rumble, 
Wallace Rogers, J. W. O. McKibben, William H. 
LaPrade, Joseph H. Thrailkill for Marvin M. 
Maxwell, deceased. Lay: Smith L. Johnston, Jere 
A. Wells, Mrs. Lemon M. Awtrey, Nat G. Slaugh- 
ter, Hubert T. Quillian. 

North India. — Ministerial: Murray T. Titus. 
Lay: Mrs. Olive L. Titus. 

North Indiana. — Ministerial: A. Wesley Pugh, 
Wesley H. Bransford, Jesse W. Fox, Edwin R. 
Garrison, William W. Robinson. Lay: Roy R. 
Roudebush, Mrs. Julia P. Naftzger, Homer R. 
Gettle, Walter C. Williams, Henry 0. DeWeese. 

North Mississippi. — Ministerial: R. Guy Lord, 
John E. Stephens, A. Tom Mcllwain. Lay: James 
G. Houston, Ennis A. Tanner, W. Rady McCor- 
mack for Julius M. Foreman. 



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North Texas. — Ministerial: W. Angie Smith, 
Umphrey Lee, W. Harrison Baker. Lay: John C. 
Murphree, Gus W. Thomasson, Mrs. W. 0. Jordan. 

Northeast Germany. — None present. 

North-East Ohio. — Ministerial: Earl R. 
Brown, Schuyler E. Garth, Joseph W. Cleland, 
Louis C. Wright, Paul E. Secrest, Howard W. Pat- 
terson, Charles B. Ketcham. Lay: Amos L. Heer, 
Mrs. John R. Seward, William D. Archer, George 
R. Klein, Arthur L. Hoover. 

Northern Minnesota. — Ministerial: Earl F. 
Baumhofer, Thomas A. Stafford, George Mecklen- 
burg. Lay: Stanley C. Hunter, Abbott L. Fletcher, 
Mrs. Leon R. Peel. 

Northern New York. — Mi7iisterial: John W. 
Warren, Ernest C. Love. Lay: W. Clyde Sykes, 
Harley R. Phelps. 

Northern Philippine. — None present. 

Northwest Germany. — None present. 

Northwest India. — None present. 

Northwest Indiana. — Ministerial: Claude 
Young, Thomas L. Stovall, Caroll D. W. Hilde- 
brand. Lay: Robert B. Wise, Mrs. Edward R. 
Bartlett, J. Lee Yocum. 

Northwest Iowa. — Ministerial: Lloyd H. 
Scheerer, Lawrence D. Havighurst, John C. Buth- 
man. Lay: Otto F. Bartz, Mrs. Ida B. Hubbard, 
Mrs. Mildred 0. Feller for James I. Dolliver. 

Northwest Texas. — Ministerial: 0. P. Clark, 
Joe 0. Haymes, Luther N. Lipscomb, John H. 
Hicks. Lay: Ray H. Nichols, James M. Willson, 
R. Bernard Bryant, Mrs. C. A. Bickey. 

Norway. — None present. 

Ohio. — Ministenal: Isaac E. Miller, Hazen G. 
Werner, Arba Martin, Lester L. Roush, Edward 
B. Brewster, John W. Danford, Donald Timer- 
man, Charles M. Coulter, Asa J. Kestle, Albert G. 
Schatzman. Lay: Mrs. Conrad C. Long, E. Dow 
Bancroft, Charles A. Jones, Lester S. Ivins, Frank 



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Morning 



210 Journal of the 19 H General Conference 

APRIL 2« D. Slutz, Mrs. Foss Zartman, Ernest H. Cherring- 

FiRST Day 

Wednesday 
Morning bv. 



ton, J. Boyd Davis, Lyle 0. Kirk, Troy W. Apple- 



Oregon. — Ministerial: H. Guy Goodsell. Laij: 
Sam L. Mackin, Ernest W. Peterson. 

Pacific Northwest. — Ministerial: Carl K. Ma- 
honey, Frederick L. Pedersen, Lynn A. Wood, 
Walter S. Gleiser. Lay: Chapin D. Foster, Charles 
A. Robbins, Mrs. David J. Lawson, C. Robert 
Huston. 

Peninsula. — Ministerial: Oliver J. Collins, 
Walter A. Hearn, Thomas C. Mulligan. Lay: T. 
Blair Ely, Elwood F. Melson, Wilmer F. Davis. 

Philadelphia. — Ministerial: Leon T. Moore, 
George W. Henson, Frank Prentzel, Jr., Franklin 
Duncombe. Lay: Mrs. W. E. Shappell, G. Stanley 
Lynch, John T. Carson, Albert W. Cliffe. 

Philippine. — None present. 

Pittsburgh. — Ministerial: William K. Ander- 
son, Mark Depp, John W. Hawley, William L. 
Hogg. Lay: Harry R. Hummer, Miss Elizabeth 
M. Lee, Mrs. Harold S. Metcalfe, Jackson C. Mc- 
Quiston. 

Rhodesia. — Ministerial: Marshall J. Murphree. 
Lay: Sarah N. King. 

Rock River. — Ministerial: Ernest F. Tittle, 
Fred D. Stone, Aubrey S. Moore, Horace G. Smith, 
Charles R. Goff. Lay: Mrs. A. 0. Aldrich, Alfred 
C. Crawford, Thomas H. West, Mrs. C. N. Tim- 
mons, Charles 0. Loucks. 

St. Louis. — Ministerial: Frank C. Tucker, Bur- 
nell L. Schubel, Fredrick Wahl. Lay: Wesley A. 
Deneke, Mrs. J. D. Bragg, Mrs. Frank L. Wright. 

Savannah. — Ministerial: Charles W. Prothro. 
Lay: A. M. Carter. 

Shantung. — None present. No Conference held 
on account of the war. 

South Carolina (Southeastern). — Ministe- 



The Methodist Church 



21] 



rwl: J. Emerson Ford, Woodrow Ward. Lay: J. 
Caldwell Guilds, Will Stackhouse. 

South Carolina (Central). — Ministerial: Na- 
thaniel E. Greene, Samuel M, Miller, Clarence F. 
Ferguson. Lay: Charles W. Caldwell, Samuel J. 
McDonald, Mrs. Maymie E. Gordon. 

South Florida. — Ministerial: Otis A. Burns. 
Lay: Harvey J. Smith. 

South Georgia. — Ministerial: Horace T. Free- 
man, Leland Moore, J. Ed Fain, Silas Johnson. 
Lay: Walter A. Blasingame, Mrs. Clarence C. 
Sapp, Zach S. Henderson, J. Slater Wright for 
C. Leighton Shepard, deceased. 

South Germany. — None present. 

South India. — Ministerial: Earl A. Seamands. 
Lay: None present. 

Southern California-Arizona. — Ministerial : 
Albert E. Day, Roy L. Smith, Glenn R. Phillips, 
Russell E. Clay, James L. Lyons, Paul F. Huebner 
for Donald H. Tippett. Lay: J. Wesley Hole, Mrs. 
Byron H. Wilson, Alpheus B. P. Wood, Mrs. 
Jerome Seymour, James McGifRn, J. O. Sexson. 

Southern Illinois. — Ministerial: Paul B. 
Brown, Roy N. Kean, Newton C. Henderson. Lay: 
Arthur Knapp, J. Clyde Hindman, Mrs. Alice G. 
Avery. 

Southwest. — Ministerial: James H. Taggart. 
Lay: Mrs. T. J. Griffin. 

Southwest Germany. — None present. 

Southwest Mexican. — Ministerial: Juan Me- 
dellin. Lay: None present. 

Southwest Missouri. — Miydsterial: Cassius E. 
Street, E. D. Baker, Freeman G. Havighurst, 
Willis L. Perryman. Lay: Leslie J. Lyons, W. L. 
Earp, Mrs. Fred A. Lamb, Irwin Raut for Robert 
J. Smith. 

Southwest TeJxas. — Ministerial: Edmund 
Heinsohn, R. F. Curl, L. U. Spellman, Albert P. 
Shirkey. Lay: David T. Peel, Mrs. C. A. Barr, 



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Morning 



212 Journal of the UUi General Conference 

APRIL 26 Henry E. Jackson, D. Amos Barber for W. W. 
^""^^^^ Jackson. 

Wednesday 

Morning SWEDEN. — None prescnt. 

Switzerland. — None present. 

Tennessee (Southeastern) . — Mmistenal: 

Bachman G. Hodge, John F. Baggett, Costen J. 
Harrell. Lay: Charles H. Yarbrough, William H. 
Wiseman, Littell J. Rust. 

Tennessee (Central). — Ministerial: Julius C. 
Johnson. Lay: Mrs, Mary M. Drake. 

Texas (South Central). — Ministerial: J. Wal- 
ter Mills, Dawson C. Bryan, Paul W. Quillian, 
Winfred F. Bryan, Joe Z. Tower, Guy F. Jones. 
Lay: H. F. Banker, Mrs. J. Walter Mills, Tom E. 
Acker, Mrs. T. C. Schaedel, Pat Thompson, Mrs. 
Walter W. Fondren for Gallaway Calhoun. 

Texas (Central). — Ministerial: Julius S. Scott, 
Willis J. King. Lay: Mrs. Pinkie D, Johnson, Miles 
W. Jordan 

Troy. — Ministerial: James A. Perry, Cassius J. 
Miller, Frank W. Bevan, W. Earl Ledden. Lay: 
Miss Henrietta Gibson, Frank H. Ryder, Anson 
C. Clark, Charles W. Burrows. 

Upper Iowa. — Ministerial: Earle A. Baker, 
Herbert D. Temple, Harry E. Morrow. Lay: Mrs. 
Homer Cherrington, S. A. Cohagan, Earl Elijah. 

Upper Mississippi. — Ministerial: Edward F. 
Scarborough. Lay: Robert E. Hunt. 

Upper South Carolina. — Ministerial: Clar- 
ence E. Peele, Benjamin B. Black, Herbert 0. 
Chambers. Lay: Walter K. Greene, J. Carlisle 
Holler, W. Dave Roberts for Henry N. Snyder. 

Virginia. — Ministerial: J. Manning Potts, 
Roland P. Riddick, Noland B. Harmon, Jr., Walter 
C. Gum, Benjamin M. Persinger, C. Cooper Bell, 
Joseph J. Rives, W. Aiken Smart. Lay: John H. 
Rosenberger, William R. Phelps, John E. Easter, 
George I. McAllen, Luther W. Wells, J. Earl More- 
land, Lucius Gregory for Burgie L. Fisher. 



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Washington. — Ministerial: Robert M. Wil- april 2*; 
Hams, Edgar A. Love. Lay: William E. Fletcher, ^"'s^ "*^ 
Mrs. Florence E. Gaither. Mo,mnu 

West China. — None present. Conference not 
held because of war. 

West Oklahoma. — Ministerial: R. E. L. Mor- 
gan, Don H. LaGrone, Sidney H. Babcock, Robert 
J. Smith. Lay: Carl S. McFall, B. Clyde Clark, 
Ed L. Morrison, Mrs. Earl Foster. 

West Texas. — Ministerial: Kay W. McMillan, 
Karl E. Downs. Lay: Joseph H. Henry, Samuel 
L. Brown. 

West Virginia. — Ministerial: Frank L. Shaf- 
fer, H. Wendell Ware, John L. Wolfe, Joseph C. 
Hoffman, A. Jack Walton, Leonard Riggleman, 
John E. Hanifan. Lay: W. Foss Curtis, George W. 
Bright, Mrs. W. M. Downs, A. Ward Cox, Clyde 
L. Harshbarger, Clyde 0. Law, Wesley H. O'Dell. 

West Wisconsin. — Ministerial: Fred J. Jor- 
dan, Paul B. White. Lay: Frank 0. Whitcher, 
Howard G. Tryer. 

Western North Carolina. — Ministerial: Paul 
N. Garber, Edgar H. Nease, Charles C. Weaver, 
Garland R. Stafford, Gilbert T. Rowe, Gideon L 
Humphreys. Lay: R, C. Bunch, J. Ben Ivey, James 
A. Jones, Oscar V. Woosley, Mrs. Charles C. 
Weaver, Paul F. Evans, Luther L. Gobbel for 
Clyde R. Hoey, Walter A. Stanbury for G. Ray 
Jordan. 

Wisconsin. — Ministerial: R. Burton Sheppard, 
Theodore J. Reykdal, 0. D. Cannon. Lay: E. How- 
ard Roberts, Mrs. John G. Law, Edward P. Hock- 
ing. 

Wyoming. — Ministerial: Fred E. Lott, George 
R. Savige, J. Rolland Crompton. Lay: Walter L. 
Hunt, A. Taylor Lord, John C. Hart. 

Wyoming State. — MinMerial: James W. Wal- 
ker. Lay: John K. Strange. 

Yenping. — None present. 



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APRIL 26 

First Day 

Wedncadav 
Morning 



Quorum 
Present 



Bishop Ralph 
A. Ward 



J. Edgar 
Skillington 
Presents 
Rules of 
Order 



Ernest 
Fremont 
Tittle Moves 
to Amend 



Southern Congo Provisional Annual Con- 
ference. — Ministerial: Newell S. Booth. 

I 
AUTONOMOUS CHURCHES 

Methodist Church of Brazil. — Ministerial, 
James E. Ellis. 

Methodist Church of Japan. — None present. 

Methodist Church of Korea. — None present. 

Methodist Church of Mexico. — None present. 

Upon completion of the Roll Call the Secretary 
informed the Presiding Bishop that a quorum was 
present. 

Roy L. Smith (Southern California-Arizona) 
called the attention of the Conference to the fact 
that Bishop Ralph A. Ward was interned in 
China, and moved that the Conference stand in 
a moment of silent prayer in behalf of Bishop 
Ward. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed, and 
the Conference arose and stood for a moment in 
silent prayer for Bishop Ward. 

J. Edgar Skillington (Central Pennsylvania), 
Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Plan of Or- 
ganization and Rules of Order, authorized by the 
1940 General Conference, presented the proposed 
Plan of Organization and Rules of Order for this 
session, as printed in the Handbook for Delegates, 
pages 155 to 172 inclusive. After calling attention 
to changes proposed from the 1940 Plan of Or- 
ganization and Rules of Order, J. Edgar Skilling- 
ton moved the adoption of the Report of the Com- 
mittee. The motion was duly seconded. 

Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River) moved 
that Section 2, Legislative Committees, under 
Division III. Committees, Plan of Organization, 
top of page 160, be amended by deleting the last 
sentence of the introductory paragraph, which 
reads as follows : 

Advices, appeals, and resolutions which are not legis- 
lative in character, when adopted by the General Con- 



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215 



ference, are not to be understood as being official ex- April 26 

pressions of the mind of The Methodist Church, but f'lRsr Day 

rather only expressions of the mind of a majority of the WedneHdau 
members of the General Conference, present and voting." 



Morning 



The motion to amend was seconded by Lynn Lynn Haroid 

Hough 

Harold Hough (New York East) who spoke to seconds 

, r-ii •n» / /-< 1 1 Amendment 

the amendment. J. Edgar Skilhngton (Central 
Pennsylvania) replied for the Committee. The 
amendment to delete was adopted. 

Gus W. Thomasson (*) (North Texas) moved g. w. Thomaa- 

3on Moves 

that Rule 15 of the Rules of Order, page 166, be to Amend 
deleted, which reads as follows : 

"Rule 15. Whenever a report of a committee, signed by 
the Chairman and Secretary thereof, or a resolution signed 
by two or more members of the Conference, shall be pre- 
sented to the Conference for its action, it shall be deemed 
in proper order for consideration of the Conference with- 
out the formality of a motion to adopt and a second 
thereto." 

The motion being duly seconded, Gus W. Thom- 
asson spoke to the same. J. Edgar Skillington 
spoke for the Committee. 

George W. Henson (Philadelphia) moved to ^Hensol!^' 
lay the motion on the table. The Chair ruled that 
the motion to lay on the table was out of order, 
and that the motion to delete would have to be 
voted up or down. 

A. Wesley Pugh (North Indiana) moved the Previous 

. . Question 

previous question. The previous question was or- 
dered. The motion to delete did not prevail. 

Chester A. Smith (*) (New York) moved to 
amend, under III. Committees, paragraph (10), 
Sifting Committee, page 159, by deleting the sec- 
ond sentence 



Moves to 
Lay on 
Table 



Ordered 



C. A. Smith 
Moves to 
Amend 



"This committee shall determine whether or not the 
matter presented shall be considered by the Confei-ence." 

And also deleting the last part of the third sen- 
tence, which reads: 



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APRIL 26 

First Day 



Wednesday 
Mornivg 



"provided, however, should the Sifting Committee de- 
termine that any matter referred to it should not be 
brought before the Conference for consideration, then if a 
petition signed by fifty, or more, members of the Confer- 
ence shall be presented to the Conference requesting con- 
sideration, unless a two-thirds vote of the members of the 
Conference present and voting shall refuse consideration, 
the matter shall be referred to the appropriate Stand- 
ing Committee." 



and substituting for the deleted sentences the 
following : 

"The Sifting Committee shall inform the Conference 
with reasonable promptness as to all matters which have 
been referred to it, at which time any delegate may speak 
for or against any one of said matters and move action 
upon the same, unless a two-thirds vote of the members 
of the Conference shall refuse consideration." 



William T. 
Muncy 
Moves 
Previous 
Question 

Question of 
Privilege 
Not Well 
Taken 



Report 
Adopted 



Election of 
Secretary 



The motion being duly seconded, Chester A. 
Smith (*) (New York) spoke to the same. J. 
Edgar Skillington (Central Pennsylvania) spoke 
for the Committee. The motion to amend did not 
prevail. 

William T. Muncy (*) (Nebraska) moved the 
previous question. The motion was duly seconded. 

Chester A. Smith (*) (New York), rising to 
a question of personal privilege, stated he had two 
further amendments to offer. The Chair ruled 
the question of privilege was not well taken, and 
stated the reasons for the ruling. 

The previous question was ordered. J. Edgar 
Skillington (Central Pennsylvania), having no 
further remarks to make for the Committee, the 
Report of the Committee on Plan of Organization 
and Rules of Order, as amended, was adopted. 
For Report see page 216, 

Bishop H. Lester Smith stated the next order of 
business was the election of the Secretary, and 
that the hour of adjournment was imminent. 
Motion of Lud H. Estes (Memphis), duly sec- 



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217 



onded, prevailed that the time be extended to 
complete all business necessary for the opening 
session. 

James E. Underwood (Memphis) nominated 
Lud H. Estes (Memphis) for Secretary, Fred U. 
Stone (Rock River) seconded the nomination. 
Miron A. Morrill (Minnesota) moved that the 
nominations be closed. The motion, duly seconded, 
prevailed. Lud H. Estes (Memphis) was elected 
Secretary of the General Conference by acclama- 
tion. 

Isaac E. Miller (Ohio) in well-chosen words, in 
behalf of the delegates from the Cincinnati Area, 
presented Bishop H. Lester Smith a gavel, made 
from native Indian ebony w^ood and ivory from 
the Area where Bishop Smith served his first 
quadrennium as Bishop. Bishop Smith fittingly 
replied. 

Andrew C. Caton (Montana) was recognized 
and stated that A. Raymond Reeves, Lay Delegate 
from the Montana Conference, was detained at 
home by illness and was facing a serious operation 
tomorrow, and moved that the Secretary be in- 
structed to send greetings to Brother Reeves, and 
assure him of the prayers of his brethren for his 
speedy recovery. The motion, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed. 

Bishop Smith, as a matter of personal privilege, 
called attention to the gavel he had been using the 
morning, stating that it is the property of the 
Philadelphia Area, and came from old St. George's 
Church, Philadelphia, which was dedicated in 
1769, the oldest Methodist Church in this hemi- 
sphere. That the gavel was used at the first Gen- 
eral Conference of the United Church, and was 
used to open this session today. 

On nomination of the Secretary, the following 
Assistants were elected : 



APRIL 26 

First Day 

Wednesdav 
Morvhijj 

Lud H. Estes 
Elected 



L E. Miller 
Presents 
Gavel 



Motion 

Andrew 

C. Caton 

re 
A. Raymond 

Reeves 



Bishop Smith 
Personal 
Privilege 



First Assistant Secretary. — Edg-ar R. Hecknian (Cen- secretarial 
tral Pennsylvania). Elected 



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APRIL 26 

First Day 

Wednesday 
Morning 



Second Assistant Secretary. — Paul M. Hillman 
(Nebraska). 

Third Assistant Secretary. — Edgar H. Nease (West- 
ern North Carolina). 

Journal Secretaries — Paul M. Hillman (Nebraska), 
FJdgar H. Nease (Western North Carolina). 

Calendar Secretaries. — Edg-ar R. Heckman (Central 
Pennsylvania, Frederick L. Pedersen (Pacific Northwest). 

Committee Reports. — Elza L. Jorns (East Oklahoma). 

Committee Books. — Foster K, Gamble (North Ala- 
bame), Henry Gilligan (*) (Baltimore). 

Non-Concurrent Reports. — John W. Haywood (East 
Tennessee). 

Memorials. — Robert B. Spencer (*) (Colorado), Paul 
B. White (West Wisconsin). 

Discipline. — Frederick B. Newell (New York), Han-y 
L. Upperman (Tennessee), Murray H. Leiffer (Southern 
California-Ai-izona) . 

Ballots and Tellers. — Thomas C. Mulligan (Penin- 
sula). Section A: Robert M. Williams (Washington). Sec- 
tion B: G. Stanley Lynch (*) (Philadelphia). Section C: 
Alfred C. Crawford (*) (Rock River). Section D: Wil- 
liam E. Brown (New Mexico). 

Standing Votes. — Asa J. Kestle (Ohio). Section A: 
E. A. Seamands (South India). Section B: William F. 
Blackard (Holston). Section C: Robert E. Rooks (*) 
(Memphis). Section D: Will P. Ralph (*) (California). 

Telegrams and Greetings. — Frank L. Shaffer (West 
Virginia). 

Document Clerk. — Ernest W. Peterson (*) (Oregon). 

Cross-Reference. — Benjamin M. Denniston (New 
York) . 

Roll Secretary. — Chai-les A. Robbins (*) (Pacific 
Northwest) . 



Nominations 
Council of 
Bishops for 
Legislative 
Committees 



Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, Secretary of the 
Council of Bishops, presented nominations (DB-2) 
from the Council of Bishops for the Administra- 
tive and Legislative Committees provided for in 
the Plan of Organization, that were to be nomi- 
nated by the Council of Bishops. On motion of 
George W. Henson (Philadelphia), duly seconded, 
the nominations were approved and the Commit- 
tees elected, as follows : 



The Methodist Church 2ld 

Correlation of Legislation. — Costen J. Harrell, Ten- april 26 
nesssee (Convener) ; Boyd W. Miller (*), East Tennessee; f^i«sT Day 
Mrs. Warren E. Brown (*), Michiftan; Arthur A. Cal- vyedrvesdav 

Morning 

laghan, Maine; Matthew S. Davaj^e (*), Louisiana-C; 

Mark Depp, Pittsburgh; Costen J. Harrell, Tennessee; Co^elation 

Otto H. Houser, Colorado; Mrs. Fred A. Lamb (*), South- Legislation 

west Missouri ; Leon T. Moore, Philadelphia ; W. P. Rankin 

(♦), California; Frank D. Slutz (*), Ohio; Murray T. 

Titus, North India; Harry L. Upperman, Tennessee; Y. C. 

Yang, East China. 

Courtesies and Privileges. — Glenn R. Phillips, South- courtesie« 
ern California- Arizona, Convener; Charles W. Brashares, Privileges 
Detroit; Winfred F. Bryan, Texas; Otis A. Burns, South 
Florida; Charles A. Byers (*), Kansas; William E. 
Fletcher (*), Washington; Ezra C. Harrah (*), Colo- 
rado; Mrs. Edgar L. Hillman (*), Western North Caro- 
lina; Glenn C. James, Florida, SE; Clyde 0. Law (*), West 
Virginia; Miss Katherine Liu (*), Foochow; J. Wesley 
Lord, Newark; Charles 0. Loucks (*), Rock River; Glenn 
R. Phillips, Southern California-Arizona; Gaither P. War- 
field, Poland. 

Credentials. — Leland Moore, South Georgia, Con- Credentials 
vener; J. S. M. Cannon (*), Little Rock; Mrs. Pinkie D. 
Johnson (*), Texas, C; Jackson C. McQuiston (*), Pitts- 
burgh; Leland Moore, South Georgia; A. Wesley Pugh, 
North Indiana; James W. Walker, Wyoming State; Sam 
B. Wiggins, North Arkansas. 

Editorial Revision. — Miron A. Morrill, Minnesota, Con- Editorial 
vener; Henry L. Lambdin, Newark; Miron A. Morrill, Min- ^^'^'on 
nesota; Edgar H. Nease, Westei-n North Carolina; Ernest 
W. Peterson (*) Oregon; L. U. Spellman, Southwest Texas. 

Fraternal Delegates. — Hazen G. Werner, Ohio, Con- Fraternal 
vener; W. Lafayette Doss, Jr., Louisiana SC; J. Wesley eega s 
Hole (*) Southern California-Arizona; G. Ray Jordan, 
Western North Carolina; Edgar A. Love, Washington; 
Frank H. Ryder (*) Troy; Hazen G. Werner, Ohio. 

Journal. — Frederick L. Pederson, Pacific Northwest, Journal 
Convener; A. M. Carter (*), Savannah; Mrs. Anne M. 
Ebner (*), New Jersey; Asa J. Kestle, Ohio; Frederick 
L, Pedersen, Pacific Northwest; Albert R. Perkins, Ken- 
tucky; George Pohlman, Missouri; LeRoy L. Weis, lowa- 
Des Moines. 

Presiding Officers. — Isaac E. Miller, Ohio, Convener; Presiding 

Officers 

Dr. Evelyn M. Berger (*), California; Jesse W. Bunch, 
Oregon; Clarence M. Dannelly (*), Alabama; Daniel L. 
Marsh, New England; Samuel J. McDonald (*), South 
Carolina, C; T. Morton McDonald (*), Indiana; Isaac E. 



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APRIL 26 

First Day 

Wednesday 
Mornivg 

Reference 



Rulw 



Sifting 



American 
Bible 
Society 



Enabling Acta 
and Legal 
Forms 



Miller, Ohio; Robert E. L. Morgan, West Oklahoma; R. 
Gammon Morris, Lexington; D. Stewart Patterson (*), 
Baltimore; Roy H. Short, Louisville; Gus W. Thomasson 
(*), North Texas. 

Reference. — Paul E. Martin, North Texas, Convener; 
Fred J. Jordan, West Wisconsin; Clyde E. Lundy, Hol- 
ston; Paul E. Martin, North Texas. 

Rules. — J. Edgar Skillington, Central Pennsylvania, 
Convener; Miller W. Boyd (*), East Tennessee; Lud H. 
Estes, Memphis; Eugene B. Hawk, Central Texas; Costen 
J. Harrell, Tennessee; Thomas B. Lugg, Illinois; J. Edgar 
Skillington, Central Pennsylvania; Bishop H. Lester 
Smith. 

Sifting. — Frederick B, Newell, New York East, Con- 
vener; Oscar E. Allison, Kansas; Earl R. Brown, North- 
East Ohio; Silas Johnson, South Georgia; Frederick B. 
Newell, New York East; Frank C. Propert (*), New Jer- 
sey; Robert M. Williams, Washington; Alphaeus B. P. 
Wood (*), Southern California-Arizona. 

American Bible Society. — Walter A. Blasingame (*), 
South Georgia; John T. Carson (*), Philadelphia; Claud 
C. Coile, New York; Wilmer Fell Davis (*), Peninsula; 
A. Merritt Deitterich, Genesee; Charles M. Donaldson, 
Idaho; Mrs. Frank P. Flegal (*), California; Glenn M. 
Frye, Michigan; Mrs. Ida B. Hubbard (*), Northwest 
Iowa; Charles A. Imboden (*), Illinois; Mrs. William R. 
Johnson (*), Kiangsi; David D. Jones (*), North Caro- 
lina, C; Roy N. Kean, Southern Illinois; Mrs. Fred A. 
Lamb (*), Southwest Missouri; Miss Elizabeth S. Lang- 
ford (*), Lexington; Vernon E. Lewis (*), Montana; 
R. Guy Lord, North Mississippi; Leon T. Moore, Phila- 
delphia; William T. Muncy (*), Nebraska; B. 0. Peter- 
sen, North Philippine; Charles W. Prothro, Savannah; 
Claude M. Reves, Little Rock; Benjamin M. Stevens (*), 
Mississippi; Ernest C. Webb, East Oklahoma; Howard 
W, Whitaker, Kentucky; Miss Arsania M. Williams (*), 
Central West; Lynn A. Wood, Pacific Northwest. 

Enabling Acts and Legal Forms. — Arthur A. Cal- 
laghan, Maine; Edward R. Carman (*), New York East; 
Cristobal G. Coates (*), Eastern South America; J. Emer- 
son Ford, South Carolina, SE; Mrs. Maymie E. Gordon 
(*), South Carolina, C; Paul M. Hillman, Nebraska; 
James G. Houston (*), North Mississippi; G. Robert 
Huston (*), Pacific Northwest; Tully C. Knoles, Cali- 
fornia; Van R. Landrum, Mississippi, SE; Fred E. Lott, 
Wyoming; Charles 0. Loucks (*), Rock River; Albert W. 
Martin, North Arkansas; Leo H. McKay (*), Erie; Kay 



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221 



W. McMillan, West Texas; Fred B. Noble (*), Florida, SE ; 
David T. Peel (*), Southwest Texas; Albert G. Schatz- 
man, Ohio; B. Burton Sheppard, Wisconsin; John K. 
Strange (*), Wyoming State; Donald H. Tippett, South- 
ern California-Arizona; Murray T. Titus, North India; 
Mrs. Edith M. White (*), Lexington; William H. Wilcox 
(*), East Oklahoma; Robert M. Williams, Washington; 
Robert B. Wise (*), Northwest Indiana. 

Evangelism. — Rufus C. Baker, Colorado; Wesley H. 
Bransford, North Indiana; John S. Brazier (*), Louisiana, 
C; Dawson C. Bryan, Texas, SC; Lydia D. Christensen 
(*), Indus River; Horace E. Cromer, Baltimore; George 
M. Davenport, North Alabama; Albert E. Day, Southern 
California-Arizona; James W. Golden, Tennessee, C; 
Mrs. T. J. Griffin (*), Southwest; Bachman G. Hodge, 
Tennessee, SE; William L. Hogg, Pittsburgh; George P. 
Howard, Eastern South America; Mrs. David J. Lawson 
(*), Pacific Northwest; J. Bruce McCullough (*), New 
England Southern; John G. Moore (*), North Arkansas; 
Ray H. Nichols (*), Northwest Texas; John H. Rosen- 
berger (*), Virginia; Mrs. Clarance C. Sapp (*), South 
Georgia; Francis A. Stanger, Jr. (*), New Jersey; J. 
Wesley Thomas, Atlanta; Frederick W. Wahl, St. Louis; 
Hazen G. Werner, Ohio; Frank O. Whitcher (*), West 
Wisconsin; George E. Whitson (*), Dakota; Mrs. Byron 
H. Wilson (*), Southern California-Arizona. 

Hospitals and Homes. — Miller W. Boyd (*), East 
Tennessee; P. M. Boyd, Florida, SE; Earl R. Brown, 
Ohio; Okey J. Carder, Missouri; George W. Carter, 
Louisiana, C; Andrew C. Caton, Montana; Thomas E. Col- 
ley, Erie; Abbott L. Fletcher (*), Northern Minnesota; 
Miss Henrietta Gibson (*), Troy; Walter S. Gleiser, Pa- 
cific Northwest; Ralph A. Goodell (*), Michigan; Robert 
E. Greer, Holston; George W. Henson, Philadelphia; Hu- 
bert T. Johnson (*), Central Texas; George A. Lawton, 
lowa-Des Moines; Kennie M. Linn (*), South India; 
George I. McAllen (*), Virginia; Leslie Miller, Kansas; 
Albert G. Odell (*), Central New York; E. C. Perkins, 
Kiangsi; James 0. Sexon (*), Southern California-Ari- 
zona; J. Harvey Smith (*), South Florida; J. H. Taggart, 
Southwest; Bernard Vessey (*), Colorado; Mrs. H. Wade 
King (*), Little Rock; Oscar V. Woosley (*), Western 
North Carolina. 

Interdenominational Relations. — Charles V. Adams 
(*), Central Pennsylvania; Benjamin F, AUgood, New 
Jersey; Floyd N. Anderson (*), Central Kansas; Earle 
A. Baker, Upper Iowa; Joseph P. Bartak, Bohemia- 



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First Dav 

Wednesday 
Morning 



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Hospitals and 
Homes 



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APRIL 2S 

First Day 

Wednesday 
Momivg 



Judical 
Administra- 
tion 



Ritual and 
Orders of 
Worship 



Moravia; Russell E. Clay, Southern California-Arizona; 
Matthew S. Davage (*), Louisiana, C; Chapin D. Fos- 
ter (*), Pacific Northwest; Horace T. Freeman, South 
Georgia; Schuyler E. Garth, North-East Ohio; Harry C. 
Gossard (*), New Mexico; Frank H. Gregg (*), Louis- 
ville; Nolan B. Harmon, Jr., Virginia; Almos L. Hol- 
land, Mississippi, C; Otto H. Houser, Colorado; David D. 
Jones (*), North Carolina, C; Edward M. Jones, Central 
Alabama; Miss Frances Knight (*), Detroit; Umphi'ey 
Lee, North Texas; Ernest W. Peterson (*), Oregon; Mrs. 
Earl S. Riley (*), Indiana; Frank L. Shaffer, West Vir- 
ginia; Henry N. Snyder (*), Upper South Carolina; Grace 
L. Stockwell (*), Burma; Cassius E. Street, Southwest 
Missouri; W. Clyde Sykes (*), Northern New York. 

Judicial Administration. — Robert B. Carr (*), North 
Alabama; O. P. Clark, Northwest Texas; J. Rolland 
Ci'ompton, Wyoming; Edmund Heinsohn, Southwest Tex- 
as; Paul G. James (*), lowa-Des Moines; Miles W. Jor- 
dan (*), Texas, C ; R. R. Kramer (*), Holston; James L. 
Lyons, Southern California- Arizona ; Leslie J. Lyons (*), 
Southwest Missouri ; Sam L. Macklin ( * ) , Oregon ; Carl 
K. Mahoney, Pacific Northwest; Elwood F. Melson (*), 
Peninsula; Cassius J. Millei% Troy; Samuel M. Miller, 
South Carolina, C; Charles C. P'arlin (*), Newark; Clar- 
ence E. Peele, Upper South Carolina; Samuel C. Rice, 
Kentucky; Julius S. Scott, Texas, C; Thomas A. Stafford, 
Northern Minnesota; Edward A. Smith (*), Detroit; Rob- 
ert B. Spencer (*), Colorado; Clyde B. Stuntz, Indus 
River; Ezriah L. Walker (*), Louisiana, SC; Herbert S. 
Wilson (*), Delaware; Y. C. Yang, East China; Claude 
Young, Northwest Indiana. 

Ritual and Orders of Worship. — R. L. Archer, Ma- 
laya; Albert E. Beebe, New York East; Wesley A. Deneke 
(*), St. Louis; A. Raymond Grant, California; Walter 
K. Greene (*), Upper South Carolina; Costen J. Harrell, 
Tennessee; SE; Albert E. Henry, Central Kansas; Ed- 
ward W. Kelly, Central West; Mrs. John G. Law (*), Wis- 
consin ; Edgar A. Love, Washington ; Reuben H. McAllister 
(*), Mississippi, C; James McGiffin (*), Southern Cali- 
fornia-Arizona; Mrs. Joy Elmer Morgan (*), Baltimore; 
Harry T. Morris, Colorado; H. Clifford Northcutt, Illi- 
nois; Robert J. O'Neal (*), Louisiana, SC; Mrs. Eva B. 
Parks (*), Atlanta; Marshall R. Reed, Detroit; Charles 
A. Robbins (*), Pacific Northwest; Wallace Rogers, North 
Georgia; Hubert Searcy (*), Alabama; J. N. R. Score, 
Central Texas; Frank D. Slutz (*), Ohio; LeRoy W. 



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Stringfellow. New Hampshire; Miss Ellen Studley (*). 
North China; Edgar T. Welch (*), Erie. 

Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, Secretary of the 
Council of Bishops, presented (DB-3) the follow- 
ing communication from the Council of Bishops: 

The Joint Executive Committee of Faith and Order and 
Life and Work is being reorganized. It will be known as 
The Committee in the United States of America for the 
World Council of Churches. Under the plan of reorgani- 
zation, The Methodist Church will be entitled to four 
members on the Committee and four alternates. At the 
present time, we have on the Joint Committee three mem- 
bers and one alternate. 

The General Conference has voted membership in the 
World Council of Churches ; and the Council of Bishops 
requests that the matter of electing Committee members 
be referred to the Committee on Interdenominational Re- 
lations. The Council of Bishops suggests that the custom 
in connection with the election of members to the Federal 
Council of Churches of Christ in America be followed in 
this matter — namely, that the Council of Bishops nominate 
and the General Conference elect. In this connection, it 
is suggested that vacancies between General Conferences 
be filled by the Council of Bishops. 

For the Council of Bishops, 
G. Bromley Oxnam. 

Motion of Guy 0. Carpenter (Indiana), duly 
seconded, prevailed referring the communication 
t*o the Committee on Interdenominational Rela- 
tions. 

Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, Secretary of the 
Council of Bi.'^hops. presented a request from the 
Council of Bishops that the General Conference 
fix Tuesday, May 2, at 12 :00 noon as the Order of 
the Day, for a brief moment of prayer and a brief 
program in which we will remember our Chap- 
lains, and our sons and daughters in the armed 
service of the nation. The General Conference 
unanimously approved and adopted the request. 

Bishop Titus Lowe was recognized, and pre- 
sented the following communication (DB-4) : 



APRIL 2« 

FiiusT Day 

Wedneadati 
Morning 

Communica- 
tion from 
Council 
of Bishops 



Motion Guy 
O. Carpen- 
ter to Refer 



Order of Day 
Ordered 



Unofficial 
Deleftates 
Provided 
For 



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APRIL 26 

First Day 

Wednesday 
Morning 



Dear Fathers and Brethren: 

At the December meeting of the Council of Bishops 
attention was directed to the fact that owing to war condi- 
tions many delegates elected by overseas Conferences 
could not reach Kansas City. Also certain Conferences 
had not found it possible to meet. 

After discussion, a Committee was set up consisting of 
Bishops Arthur J. Moore, Kern, Baker, Wade, and Lowe 
to consider this matter. Consultation was had with the 
Inter-Division on Foreign Work of the Board of Missions 
and Church Extension, and also with such Bishops of 
foreign Areas as were available. 

It was decided to prepare a list of nationals and mis- 
sionaries who might be designated as "Unofficial dele- 
gates"; these persons to (1) represent their respective 
Annual Conferences; (2) have all the privileges of regu- 
lar Delegates, except the power to vote; (3) receive trav- 
eling expenses to and from Kansas City, and their Amer- 
ican address, and also the regular per diem while in Kansas 
City. 

The Council of Bishops, by unanimous vote, asks that 
their action be ratified by the General Conference, and that 
the following nationals and missionaries be duly seated. 

It is also asked that the above named Committee be 
given authority to make substitutions, if any be found 
necessary. 



List of 

Unofficial 

Deleeates 



SUGGESTED DELEGATES TO GENERAL CON- 
FERENCE FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES 

India. — Bengal: Rev. Fred G. Williams, Miss Mildred 
L. Pierce (*). Burma: Miss Grace L. Stockwell (*)« 
Central Provinces: Miss Lucile Colony (*). Gujarat: Rev. 
Leslie G. Templin, Mrs. Leslie G. Templin (*). Hyderabad: 
Miss Mildred Simmons (*). Indus River: Rev. Clyde B. 
Stuntz, Miss Lydia D. Christensen (*). Lucknow: Miss 
Nettie A. Bacon (*). Northwest India: Rev. J. C. Pace, 
Miss Gertrude E. Richards (*). 

China.— Central China: Rev. John B. Shen, Dr. Hyla 
S. Watters (*). East China: Rev. Sid R. Anderson, Dr. 
Y. C. Yang (*). Foochow: Miss Katherine Liu (*). 
Hinghwa: Rev. Charles Winter, Miss Pauline E. West- 
cott (*). North China: Rev. Horace E. Dewey, Miss Ellen 
M. Studley (*). Shantung: Rev. Perry O. Hanson, Miss 
Dorothy Jones ( * ) . West China : Rev. Joseph Beach, Miss 
Mary C. Shearer (*). Yenping: Miss Jennie Lind (*). 

Philippine Islands. — Philippine: Rev. B. O. Peterson, 



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Miss Mary A. Evans (*). Northern Philippine: Rev. Er- 
nest S. Lyons, Miss Hazel Davis (*). 

Malaysia. — Malaya: Rev. R. L. Archer, Miss Thirsa 
Bunce (*). 

South America. — Chile: Rev. Scott P. Hauser. 

Africa. — Liberia: Rev. J. C. Wengatz. Rhodesia: 

North Africa and Europe. — Belgium : . Bohemia- 
Moravia: Rev. Joseph B. Bartak. Central Germany: . 

Northeast Germany: . Northwest Gerinany . 

South Germany: . Southwest Germany: . Baltic 

and Slavic: Rev. Janis Laupmanis. Denmark: . 

Poland : Rev. Gaither P. Warfield. Finland : . Finland- 
Swedish : . Norway : . Sweden : . Switzerland : 



APRIL 26 

First Day 

Wednetday 

Mor-ning 



Motion of Lewis 0. Hartman (New England), 
duly seconded, prevailed approving the action of 
the Council of Bishops, and seating the "Unofficial 
Delegates," as requested. 

Leslie J. Lyons (*) (Southwest Missouri), 
Chairman of the Commission on Entertainment of 
the General Conference, presented Report No. 1 
(DB-5), and, on his motion, duly seconded, it 
was adopted. For Report see p. 787. 

Motion of Leslie J. Lyons (*) (Southwest Mis- 
souri), duly seconded, prevailed, requesting the 
Council of Bishops to nominate for election by 
the General Conference a Committee of six, one 
from each of the Jurisdictions, said Committee to 
receive and consider requests from the various 
Boards and Agencies of the Church desiring to 
have evening programs, and to make suitable 
recommendations to the Conference. 

Motion of Leslie J. Lyons (*) (Southwest Mis- 
souri), duly seconded, prevailed that when we ad- 
journ it be to meet tonight at 8 P.M., in this room, 
in official session for the purpose of hearing the 
Episcopal Address, and the transaction of such 
other business as may lawfully come before us. 

On motion of Fred D. Stone (Rock River), duly 
seconded, the following Resolution (DB-6) was 
unanimously adopted : 



L. O. Hartman 
Moves to 
Approve 



Report No. I 
Commission 
on Enter- 
tainment 



Committee on 
Special 
Programs 



Night Session 
Ordered 



Resolution 
re Stenogra- 
phic Report 
—Fred D. 
Stone 



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APRIL 26 

First Day 

Wednesday 
Morning 



Whekeas it is impossible to produce a stenographic 
report of this General Conference in the Daily Advocate; 

Be it resolved, That for historical purposes it is our 
judgment that the stenographic report of the proceedings 
should be printed, and we therefore grant authority to 
The Methodist Publishing House to print, at the earliest 
convenient time, a complete stenographic I'eport of the 
proceedings in as economical a form as possible and to 
furnish the same to the Delegates at the expense of the 
Genei'al Administration Fund, and to offer for sale this 
Report to those who may desire to purchase it. 



Report of 
Committee 
on Legisla- 
tion. Board 
of Pensions 



Referred to 
Committee 
on Confer- 
ence Claim- 
ants 



O. W. Auman 
Granted 
Privileges 
of Floor 



Order of Day 

Set 



Reports of 
World Serv- 
ice and 
Finance 
Presented 



Bishop J. Ralph Magee presented the Report of 
the Committee on Legislation of the Board of 
Pensions, found on pages 447-465, inclusive, of 
Quadrennial Reports of the Boards and Commis- 
sions of The Methodist Church to the General 
Conference 1944, with the request that it be re- 
ferred to the proper Committee for action. 

Motion of Charles A. Robbins (*) (Pacific 
Northwest) , duly seconded, prevailed that the Re- 
port be received, and referred to the Committee 
on Conference Claimants. 

On motion of Costen J. Harrell (Tennessee, 
SE), duly seconded, Dr. 0. W. Auman, Treasurer 
of the Commission on World Service and Finance, 
was granted the privileges of the floor, but without 
vote, as certain other Secretaries had been grant- 
ed, under Section 2, Paragraph 350, 1940 Disci- 
pline of The Methodist Church. 

On motion of Costen J. Harrell (Tennessee, 
SE), duly seconded, the Conference set as the 
Order of the Day, for Thursday morning, April 
27, immediately following the Report of the Com- 
mittee on Courtesies, the hearing of the Report of 
Dr. 0. W. Auman of the Survey and the Financial 
Report for the Quadrennium. 

Costen J. Harrell (Tennessee, SE), Secretary 
of the Commission on World Service and Finance, 
presented four Reports from the Commission, as 
follows: 1st. "Revision of the Legislation Per- 



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taining to the Financial Plan" (DB-7) ; 2nd. 'The ^pR'l 26 
Episcopal Fund" (DB-8) ; 3rd. "The General Ad- ''"'"' ""^^ 

W edneaday 

ministration Fund" (DB-9) ; 4th. "World Service Momivg 
Ratios" (DB-10), and moved that they be printed 
in the Daily Advocate and consideration be made 
the Order of the Day for Friday, April 28, im- 
mediately following the Report of the Committee 
on Courtesies. 

Fred D. Stone (Rock River) inquired, before 
the motion was seconded, if there were not suffi- 
cient copies of the Reports to place them in the 
hands of the delegates without printing in the 
Daily Advocate, as it would be practically impos- 
sible to get them in tomorrow's edition (Thurs- 
day) on account of the mechanical and man-power 
conditions involved in the printing of the Daily 
Advocate, due to the war. Stating there was a suffi- 
cient number of Reports to be distributed to the 
delegates, motion of Costen J. Harrell (Tennessee, 
SE), duly seconded, prevailed that the four Re- 
ports be made the Order of the Day for Friday, 
April 28, immediately following the Report of the 
Committee on Courtesies, and that the Reports be 
distributed to this body not later than tomorrow 
morning (Thursday), and that they be considered 
as official as though published in the Daily Ad- 
vocate. 

Costen J. Harrell (Tennessee, SE) made the costen j. 
following statement in regard to the Reports : speaks 



Order of Day 
Set 



"There are a few corrections of the material contained 
in these Reports. Since we cannot go through every Report 
and correct them, we will give you tomorrow the Reports 
as they were originally prepared, if you, will receive them 
officially as though the corrections had been made. We will 
ask common consent for that. I will make the corrections 
here when the Reports are under consideration." 



No objection being raised by anyone, the above 
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APRIL 26 

F^RST Day 

Wedtieaday 
Morning 

Silent Prayer 
Ordered 



Joint Commit- 
tee on Cen- 
tral Confer- 
ences 
Ordered 



Change in 
Schedule of 
Meeting of 
Committees 



Organization 
of 

Legislative 
Committees 



sideration of the Reports was agreed to by com- 
mon consent. 

Motion of Paul M. Hillman (Nebraska) (DB- 
11), duly seconded, prevailed that just before the 
Benediction we have a few moments of silent 
prayer for the Delegates prevented from attending 
by war conditions, and also for our brethren in 
occupied and enemy countries. 

Lewis 0. Hartman (New England) moved that 
a Joint Committee on Central Conferences for this 
session be created, composed of 25 members, 10 to 
be selected from the Committee on Ministry; 10 
from the Committee on Conferences; and 5 at 
large. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

Motion of Lewis 0. Hartman (New England), 
duly seconded, prevailed that the members of this 
Committee be nominated by the Chairman of the 
Committee on Ministry, the Chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Conferences, and the Chairman of the 
General Conference Commission on Central Con- 
ferences, and that the Report of the General Con- 
ference Commission on Central Conferences, ap- 
pearing on pages 437-444 inclusive of the large 
handbook "Quadrennial Reports of the Boards 
and Commissions of The Methodist Church to the 
General Conference 1944" be referred to this Com- 
mittee. 

Motion of Lud H. Estes (Memphis), duly sec- 
onded, prevailed that owing to the lateness of the 
hour of adjournment the Committees scheduled 
to meet for organization at 2:30 P.M. this after- 
noon, meet at 3:30 p.m., and those scheduled to 
meet at 3 :30 p.m. meet at 4 :30 P.M. 

The Secretary announced the following (DB-12) 
to organize the Legislative Committees, the Bish- 
ops having been appointed by the Council of Bish- 
ops; meeting at 3:30 P.M.: Evangelism, Bishop 
Edwin F, Lee, Foster K. Gamble, Secretary; Hos- 
pitals and Homes, Bishop J. Lloyd Decell, Harry 



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APRIL 2S 

First Day 

Wednesday 
Morning 



L. Upperman, Secretary ; American Bible Society, 
Bishop Paul B. Kern, Charles A. Robbins (*), Sec- 
retary; Ritual and Order of Worship, Bishop A. 
Frank Smith, Edgar R. Heckman, Secretary; In- 
terdenominational Relations, Bishop J. Ralph 
Magee, Asa J. Kestle, Secretary ; Judicial Admin- 
istration, Bishop Ralph S. Cushman, Thomas C. 
Mulligan, Secretary; Enabling Acts and Legal 
Forms, Bishop J. Wascom Pickett, John W. Hay- 
wood, Secretary. 

Meeting at 4:30 p.m.: Membership, Lay Activi- 
ties and Temporal Economy, Bishop Francis J. 
McConnell, Ernest W. Peterson (*), Secretary; 
Ministry, Bishop Urban V. W. Darlington, Frank 
L. Shaffer, Secretary; Education, Bishop Ernest 
G. Richardson, Paul B. White, Secretary; Missions 
and Church Extension, Bishop Charles C. Selec- 
man, Frederick L. Pedersen, Secretary; Publish- 
ing Interests, Bishop Robert E. Jones, Henry Gil- 
ligan (*), Secretary; Conference Claimants, Bish- 
op Titus Lowe, Edgar R. Heckman, Secretary; 
Conferences, Bishop Raymond J. Wade, Benjamin 
M. Denniston, Secretary; State of the Church, 
Bishop James C. Baker, Elza L. Jorns, Secretary. 

Isaac E. Miller (Ohio), Chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Presiding Officers, announced that Bish- 
op James H. Straughn would preside at tonight's 
session, and Bishop Charles C. Selecman at Thurs- 
day morning's session, April 27. 

Pursuant to a motion previously adopted, the 
Conference stood in silent prayer for the Dele- 
gates detained from attending by war conditions, 
and also for our brethren in occupied and enemy 
countries. 

. The Conference adjourned with prayer and the Adjournment 
benediction pronounced by Bishop H. Lester Smith 
at 1:35 p.m. 



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Officers 
Announced 



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APRIL 26 

First Day 

Wednesday 

Evening 

Session 

James H. 
Straughn 
Presides 



Episcopal 
Address by 
Bishop 
Arthur J. 
Moore 



Ordered to 
Record 



Committee on 
Special 
Programs 



Order of Day 
Set 



FIRST DAY, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 1944, 
EVENING SESSION 

Pursuant to adjournment the General Confer- 
ence of The Methodist Church convened in eve- 
ning session at 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 26, 1944, 
with Bishop James H. Straughn in the Chair. 

The Bishop announced, the Conference joined in 
singing, Hymn 382, "Glorious Things of Thee Are 
Spoken," after which Edgar T. Welch (*) (Erie), 
President of the General Board of Lay Activities, 
led in prayer. 

The Conference joined in reading responsively 
Reading on page 592 of the Hymnal, entitled "The 
Everlasting Life." 

Under the direction of Prof. James R. Hough- 
ton, the Boston Seminary Singers sang "A Song 
of Joy" by Gretchaninoff . 

Bishop Arthur J. Moore presented and read the 
Episcopal Address. At the conclusion of the read- 
ing the delegates stood and applauded. For Ad- 
dress see page 148. 

On motion of Leon T. Moore (Philadelphia), 
duly seconded, the Episcopal Address was re- 
ceived, ordered to record, and its various state- 
ments referred to appropriate Committees. 

Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, Secretary of the 
Council of Bishops, presented the following nomi- 
nations (DB-13) for the Special Committee on 
Evening or Other Special Programs, ordered this 
morning: J. Manning Potts (Virginia — SE), Con- 
vener; William Gunter (New England — NE) ; D. 
Stanley Coors (Michigan — NC) ; Charles M. Don- 
aldson (Idaho— W) ; Frank C. Tucker (St. Louis 
—SO ; Willis J. King (Texas— C). The Confer- 
ence unanimously approved the nominations. 

On motion of Lynn Harold Hough (DB-14), 
New York East), duly seconded, the Conference 
fixed as the Order of the Day for Friday morning, 
April 28th, immediately following the considera- 



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tion of the Reports of the Commission on World 
Service and Finance, the hearing of representa- 
tives of the Federal Council of the Churches of 
Christ in America, and also representatives of the 
World Council of Churches. 

Motion of Paul M. Hillman (Nebraska), duly 
seconded, prevailed that we do now adjourn. 

The audience stood and joined in singing the 
Doxology, after which the Conference adjourned 
at 10:30 p.m., with the benediction pronounced by 
Bishop John W. Robinson. 



APRIL 26 

First Day 

Wedneiidau 

Evening 

Session 

Adjournment 



SECOND DAY, THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 1944, 
MORNING SESSION 

The General Conference of The Methodist 
Church convened in the session of the second 
day, at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, April 27, 1944, with 
Bishop Charles C. Selecman presiding. Bishop 
Selecman presented Bishop Bruce R. Baxter, who 
conducted the devotional services. 

Bishop Baxter announced, and the Conference 
joined in singing. Hymn 315 

"How Firm a Foundation" 

Bishop Baxter then led in the Responsive Read- 
ing on page 593 of the Hymnal, entitled "God's 
Loving Kindness," after which the Conference 
joined in the Third Prayer of Confession on page 
510. 

Prof. James R. Houghton sang as a solo, "Peace 
I Leave with You" by MacDermid. 

Bishop Baxter's devotional message was from 
the theme "Three Great Needs : Quietness, Confi- 
dence, Strength," based on Isaiah 30 :15, "For thus 
saith the Lord God, the Holy One in Israel; In 
returning and rest shall ye be saved ; in quietness 
and in confidence shall be your strength." Bishop 
Baxter closed his address with prayer. 



APRIL 27 

Second Day 
Thursday 
Morning 

Bishop C. C. 
Selecman 
Presides 



Devotional 
Address by 
Bishop 
Baxter 



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APRIL 27 

Second Day 
Thursday 
Morning 

Business 
Session 

Journal 
Committee 
Report 



Bishop Selecman called the Conference to order, 
and as a matter of privilege, acknowledged the gift 
of a gavel which had been presented to him dur- 
ing the sessions of the Little Rock Conference, at 
Eldorado, Ark., in November, 1943. 

The Report of the Committee on Journal (DB- 
15) was presented, and adopted, as follows: 



Greetings Or- 
dered Sent 



Report of 
World Serv- 
ice and 
Finance 
Commission 



We have examined the Journal and it is correct. 

Fred'k L. Pedersen, Chairman; 
LeRoy L. Weis, Secretary. 

Motion of Charles W. Brashares (Detroit) , duly 
seconded, prevailed, requesting the Secretary to 
send greetings, and a word of remembrance, to the 
wives and families of deceased Bishops and Dele- 
gates. (DB-16) 

The Order of the Day having arrived, Bishop 
Selecman recognized Winfred F. Bryan (Texas, 
SC), Vice-President of the Commission on World 
Service and Finance, who presented Dr. Orrin W. 
Auman, Treasurer of the Commission, and also 
requested that Costen J. Harrell (Tennessee, SE) , 
Secretary of the Commission, come to the platform 
and assist in the presentation of the Report. 

Dr. Auman presented Part I of the Report of 
the Commission, entitled "Receipts and Disburse- 
ments" (DB-17), and also Part II, "A Survey of 
the Benevolences of The Methodist Church" 
(DB-18). 

Costen J. Harrell (Tennessee, SE), Secretary 
of the Commission on World Service and Finance, 
spoke briefly about Parts III and IV of the Re- 
port of the Commission, already in possession of 
the Conference by distribution and printing in the 
Daily Christian Advocate. By unanimous common 
consent Dr. Harrell was granted permission to 
indicate editorial changes in the Report on Legis- 
lation at the time the Reports are being consid- 



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ered, under the Order of the Day, tomorrow morn- 
ing, Friday, April 28, 1944. 

Motion of Winfred F. Bryan (DB-19) (Texas, 
SC), duly seconded, prevailed that Parts I and II 
of the Report of the Commission on World Serv- 
ice and Finance, just presented by Dr. Orrin W. 
Auman, be received and be made a part of the 
record of the General Conference. For Part I see 
page 792. For Part II see page 808. 

Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, Secretary of the 
Council of Bishops, requested a change in the 
personnel of the Committee on Enabling Acts and 
Legal Forms, substituting Leslie G. Templin (Gu- 
jarat) for Murray T. Titus (North India) and at 
the request of Murray T. Titus, who is serving on 
the Committee on Central Conferences (DB-20), 
and finds it impossible to serve on the Committee 
on Enabling Acts and Legal Forms. Motion of 
Earl E. Story (New England Southern), duly sec- 
onded, prevailed approving the change. 

Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, Secretary of the 
Council of Bishops, presented nominations for 
Tellers (DB-21) to serve in any elections ordered 
by the General Conference. On motion of Roy H. 
Short (Louisville), duly seconded, they were ap- 
proved as follows : 

Group I : Frank W. Bevan, Troy, NE ; William 
E. Brown, New Mexico, SC ; Otis A. Burns, South 
Florida, C; Thomas B. Clay (*), Genesee, NE; 
Albert C. Crawford (*), Rock River, NC; John 
C. Curry, East Oklahoma, SC; Henry Gilligan 
(*), Baltimore, NE; Nathaniel W. Greene, South 
Carolina, C; John W. Haywood, East Tennessee, 
C ; Walter A. Hearn, Peninsula, NE ; Mrs. Ida B. 
Hubbard (*), Northwest Iowa, NC; Harry R. 
Hummer (*) , Pittsburgh, NE ; Lester S. Ivins (*) , 
Ohio, NC ; Julius C. Johnson, Tennessee, C ; Miles 
W. Jordan (*), Texas, C; Ernest C. Love, North- 
ern New York, NE; G. Stanley Lynch (*), Phila- 



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Second Day 
Thursday 
Morm ing 

Parts I and II 
Ordered to 
Record 



Committee 
Change 
Ordered 



Tellers Named 
and Elected 



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APRIL 27 delphia, NE ; Harry E. Morrow, Upper Iowa, NC ; 
SBooNDDAY jj Clifford Northcott, Illinois, NC; Edward H. 

ThuTsdau 

Momina Redstone (*), New England, NE; Theodore J. 
Reykdal, Wisconsin, NC; William W. Robinson, 
North Indiana, NC; Alvah D. Rowell (*), New 
York, NE ; George R. Savige, Wyoming, NE ; Paul 
E. Secrest, North-East Ohio, NC; Earl E. Story, 
New England Southern, NE ; Joe Z. Tower, Texas, 
SC; Howard Tyrer (*), West Wisconsin, NC; 
H. Wendell Ware, West Virginia, NE ; Robert B. 
Wise (*), Northwest Indiana, NC. 

Group II. — Rufus Baker, Colorado, W ; D. Amos 
Barber (*), Southwest Texas, SC; William F. 
Blackard, Holston, SE ; Richard Carlyon, Nebras- 
ka, SC; Hal H. Cherry (*), Central Texas, SC; 
J. Henry Chitwood, North Alabama, SE; Russell 
Clay, Southern California-Arizona, W; Edson 
Deal (*), Idaho, W; William L. Earp (*), South- 
west Missouri, SC; Paul F. Evans (*), Western 
North Carolina, SE; Burgie L. Fisher (*), Vir- 
ginia, SE ; A. Raymond Grant, California, W ; Ed- 
gar L. Hillman, North Carolina, SE; G. Robert 
Huston (*), Pacific Northwest, W; Carl McFall 
(*), West Oklahoma, SC; J. W. 0. McKibben, 
North Georgia, SE; Sam L. Macklin (*), Oregon, 
W; Charles M. Miller (*), Kansas, SC; Fred T. 
Mickler (*), Florida, SE; Will P. Ralph (*), Cali- 
fornia, W; Joseph D. Randolph, Missouri, SC; 
Marcus C. Redwine (*), Louisville, SE; Roland 
P. Riddick, Virginia, SE; Robert E. Rooks (*), 
Memphis, SE ; James 0. Sexon ( * ) , Southern Cali- 
fornia-Arizona, W; John K. Strange (*), Wyo- 
ming State, W; Donald H. Tippett, Southern 
California-Arizona, W; Woodrow Ward, South 
Carolina, SE; Mrs. Byron W. Wilson (*), South- 
ern California-Arizona, W ; Charles H. Yarbrough 
(*), Tennessee, SE. 
Reaenre RESERVE TELLERS. — Sid R. Anderson, East Chi- 

Tellers 

na, OS ; Joseph P. Bartak, Bohemia-Moravia, OS ; 



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Cristobal G. Coates (*), Eastern South America, 
OS; Perry 0. Hanson, Shantung, OS; Harry J. 
Harwood, Burma, OS; Fred J. Keller, North 
Africa, OS ; B. 0. Peterson, Northern Philippines, 
O.S.; E. A. Seamands, South India, OS; Clyde B. 
Stuntz, Indus River, OS; Paul E. Wagner, Bom- 
bay, OS ; J. C. Wengatz, Liberia, OS ; Y. C. Yang 
(*), East China, OS. 

Otto H. Houser (Colorado), Chairman of the 
Committee on Correlation of Legislation, was rec- 
ognized, and requested that anyone aware of any 
discrepancies in legislation to please notify Harry 
L. Upperman (Tennessee, SE), Secretary of the 
Committee, and thus help in this important mat- 
ter (DB-22). 

Bishop Selecman called for the Calendar. Edgar 
R. Heckman (Central Pennsylvania), Calendar 
Secretary, reported no Reports had been filed to 
date. 

On motion of Daniel L. Marsh (New England), 
duly seconded, the following Resolution (DN-23) 
was unanimously adopted : 



APRIL 27 

Second Day 
Thursday 
Morning 



Calendar 



Resolution 
Daniel L. 
Marsh re 
Date of The 
Methodist 
Church 



Whekeas, There is a growing tendency to date The 
Methodist Church from the Uniting Conference, 1939, 
both in the General Church and in some of the Annual Con- 
ferences, as well as in certain local churches; 

Whereas, The Uniting Conference specifically declared 
that "The Methodist Episcopal Church, The Methodist 
Episcopal Church, South, and The Methodist Protestant 
Church are and shall be one United Church"; 

Whereas, The Declaration of Union unequivocally 
states that these three Churches, "in adopting the name 
The Methodist Church' for the United Church do not and 
•will not surrender any light, interest or title in and to 
these respective names," and, that "The Methodist Church 
is the ecclesiastical and lawful successor of the three 
Uniting Churches, in and through which the three Church- 
es as one United Church shall continue to live and have 
their existence"; and 

Whereas, It is therefore an historic fact that The 
Methodist Church was organized in 1784, and that the 



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APRIL 27 achievement of 1939 was not the organization of a new 
Second Day Church, but rather the healing of wounds in the Church 

Thursday that was Organized in 1784; therefore 

Morning Be it resolvccl, That in all official literature and pro- 

nouncements of The Methodist Church respecting the date 
of its origin shall date from 1784; thus, for example, this 
is not the second General Conference, but the fo7-ty-fir8t 
General Conference, and The Methodist Church as an 
ecclesiastical organization is not five years old, but one 
hundred and sixty years old." 



Order of Day 
Set 



Riiles 

Suspended 



Night Session 
Considered 



Committee 
Meetings 



On motion of William K. Anderson (Pitts- 
burgh), Educational Director of the Commission 
on Courses of Study, duly seconded, the Confer- 
ence set as the Order of the Day for Tuesday 
morning, May 2, 1914, at 11 o'clock A.M., the con- 
sideration of the Report of the Commission on 
Ministerial Supply, said Commission having been 
authorized by the 1940 General Conference to in- 
vestigate and make a report on this vitally impor- 
tant matter to the 1944 General Conference. 

George W. Henson (Philadelphia) moved that 
the Rules be suspended in order that we might re- 
arrange our schedule for today, as there are now 
no Reports on the Calendar. The motion, duly sec- 
onded, prevailed. 

George W. Henson (Philadelphia) moved that 
we adjourn at 9:50 A.M., to meet in night session 
at 8 P.M., and that Committees Nos. 1 to 8 meet at 
10 A.M. today. 

Okey J. Carder (Missouri) moved to amend by 
ordering Committees Nos. 9 to 15 to meet at 11 
A.M. today. There was no second to the motion. 

J. N. R. Score (Central Texas) moved to amend 
by omitting the night session. This amendment 
was accepted by Dr. Henson. 

A. Wesley Pugh (North Indiana) moved that 
Committees 1 to 8 meet at 10 : 15 a.m. today, which 
ammendment was accepted by Dr. Henson. Mo- 
tion of George W. Henson (Philadelphia), duly 
seconded, prevailed that we adjourn at 9:50 a.m.; 



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that Committees 1 to 8 meet at 10:15 A.M. and 
2 :30 P.M. today, and that Committees 9 to 15 meet 
at 7:30 P.M. tonight. 

By common consent the time was extended to 
complete the business of this session. 

Isaac E. Miller (Ohio), Chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Presiding Officers, announced that Bish- 
op Titus Lowe would preside at the session of 
Friday morning, April 28, 1944. 

Bishop Ivan Lee Holt, Chairman of the Com- 
mission on Rituals and Orders of Worship, pre- 
sented the report of the Commission. Motion of 
Luther L. Gobbell (*) (Western North Carolina), 
duly seconded, prevailed referring the Report to 
the Committee on Ritual and Orders of Worship. 

Lewis 0. Hartman (New England) presented 
nominations for the Committee on Central Con- 
ferences (DB-24) and moved that they be elected. 
The motion, duly seconded, prevailed, and the fol- 
lowing constitute the Committee : Lewis 0. Hart- 
man, New England; E. Pearce Hayes, Foochow; 
Foster K. Gamble, North Alabama; Cristobal G. 
Coates (*), Eastern South America; Murray T. 
Titus, North India; R. L. Archer, Malaya; Mrs. 
Fred A. Lamb (*), Southwest Missouri; Willis J. 
King, Texas, C; Alvin C. Poffenberger (*), New 
Jersey; William C. Hartinger, Indiana; John W. 
E. Bowen, Louisiana, C; J. Edgar Skillington, 
Central Pennsylvania ; Raymond H. Huse, Central 
New York; Roy H. Short, Louisville; Leon T. 
Moore, Philadelphia ; J. N. R. Score, Central Tex- 
as ; Earle A. Baker, Upper Iowa ; E. Ray Jenkins 
( * ) , North-East Ohio ; James 0. Sexon ( * ) , South- 
ern California-Arizona; Guy 0. Carpenter, In- 
diana; Mrs. Lois N. Murphree, Rhodesia; George 
W. Crabbe (*), Baltimore; Mrs. Leon R. Peel 
(*), Northern Minnesota; Edgar T. Welch (*), 
Erie ; Lloyd F. Worley, New York East. 

The Conference adjourned at 10:50 A.M. with 



APRIL 27 

Skcx)ND Day 
Thuraday 
Mornivfi 



HresidinK 
Officer 
Announced 



Report 
Referred 



Personnel of 
Committee 
on Central 
Conferences 



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APRIL 27 

Second Day 

Thursday 

Morning 

APRIL 28 

Third Day 

Friday 

Morning 

Bishop Lowe 
Presides 



Bishop L. H. 

King 

Conducts 

Devotions 



Journal 
Approved 



Report Com- 
mittee on 
CoTirtesies 



the benediction pronounced by Bishop Hiram A. 
Boaz. 

THIRD DAY, FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 1944, 
MORNING SESSION 

Pursuant to adjournment the General Confer- 
ence of The Methodist Church convened in the 
session of the third day at 8 :30 A.M., Friday morn- 
ing", April 28, 1944, with Bishop Titus Lowe in 
the Chair. 

Bishop Lowe called the Conference to order and 
announced that Bishop Lorenzo H. King would be 
in charge of the Devotional Service. 

Bishop King announced, and the Conference 
joined in singing, Hymn 370, 

"0 for a Heart to Praise My God" 

Under the leadership of Bishop King, the Con- 
ference joined in the Second Prayer of Confession, 
on page 510 of the Hymnal. The Responsive Scrip- 
ture on page 571, entitled "A Prayer of Penitence," 
was read by the Bishop and the Conference, re- 
sponsively. Hymn 140, "There Is a Fountain 
Filled with Blood," was sung, after which Bishop 
King brought the devotional address, based on 
the tenth verse of the fifty-first Psalm, "Create in 
me a clean heart, God ; and renew a right spirit 
within me," after which the Conference joined in 
singing Hymn 373, "For Ever Here My Rest Shall 
Be." 

The Report of the Committee on Journal was 
presented (DB-25) and adopted, as follows: 

We have examined the Journal of yesterday and found 
it to be correct. 

F. L. Pedersen, Chairman: 
L. L. Weis, Secretary. 

Glenn R. Phillips (Southern California-Ari- 
zona), Chairman of the Committee on Courtesies 



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239 



Mayor 
Introduced 



Dr. E. W 
Potta 
Introduced 



and Privileges, requested that Leslie J. Lyons april 28 
(♦) (Southwest Missouri), and Chairman of the t.uro dav 
General Conference Commission on Entertain- „"^"^ 
ment, be given the privilege of making a presenta- 
tion at this time. 

Leslie J. Lyons (*) (Southwest Missouri) es- 
corted the Hon. John C. Gage, Mayor of Kansas 
City, Missouri, to the platform and presented him 
to Bishop Lowe, with the statement that the 
Mayor was unavoidably prevented from being 
present at the opening session of the Conference. 
Bishop Lowe in turn presented the Mayor to the 
Conference. The Conference stood and applauded. 
The Mayor, in well-chosen words, welcomed the 
General Conference of The Methodist Church to 
Kansas City, Missouri. Bishop Lowe replied in a 
suitable manner. 

Glenn R. Phillips (Southern California-Ari- 
zona) then presented Dr. E. W. Potts, President 
of the Kansas City Ministerial Association and 
Pastor of the Paseo Methodist Church, 

On motion of Glenn R. Phillips (Southern Cali^ 
fornia- Arizona), duly seconded, the Committee on 
Privileges and Courtesies was accorded the privi- 
lege of presenting tomorrow morning the Bishops' 
wives who are present at the seat of the Confer- 
ence. 

Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River) presented ^E°'F''Tittie 
a Resolution authorized by unanimous vote of the 
Committee on State of the Church (DB-26) and 
moved its adoption. The motion, being duly sec- 
onded, the Resolution was adopted, as follows : 

That the General Conference of 1944 now meeting in 
Kansas City express to the Local Committee on Arrange- 
ments its deep satisfaction in the symbols used in the 
reredos created for the auditorium in which the Confer- 
ence sessions are held. Altar, cross, open Bible, candelabra, 
these against a backdrop presenting a map of the world, 
present a most fitting setting for the work and worship 
of the Conference, proclaiming the all-embracing love of 



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APRIL 28 

Third Day 
Friday 
Morning 



Motion 
Cbapin D. 
Foster 



Motion 

R. Gammon 
Morris 



Announcement 
Fred D. 
Stone 



Motion 
J. N. K. 
Score 



Order of the 
Day 

Financial 
Plan for the 
Quadren- 
nium 



God made manifest in Cliiist and summoning the Church 
yet once again to look upon all the world as its parish." 

Bishop Lowe stated that the candelabra had 
been furnished by the Jewish Synagogue. 

Chapin D. Foster (*) (Pacific Northwest) was 
recognized on a matter of privilege, and requested 
that arrangements be made by the Local Commit- 
tee in rearranging the platform, so that the dele- 
gates seated in front of Section A could see, and 
be seen, by the Presiding Bishop. 

Motion of R. Gammon Morris (DB-27) (Lex- 
ington), duly seconded, prevailed requesting the 
Council of Bishops to formulate an appropriate 
statement to reassure those Methodists now in 
the armed service of our faith in them and prayers 
for them, and that this statement be circulated 
throughout the world wherever our youth are 
located, both through mail and radio. 

Fred D. Stone (Rock River) made an announce- 
ment that extra copies of the Episcopal Address 
could be secured at the office of the Daily Chris- 
tian Advocate. 

Motion of J. N. R. Score (Central Texas), duly 
seconded, prevailed that the Council of Bishops 
be requested to present the "Bishops and their 
song" at an appropriate and convenient time 
(DB-28). 

The Order of the Day having arrived, Winfred 
F. Bryan (Texas, SC), Vice-President of the Com- 
mission on World Service and Finance, was recog- 
nized and stated that the 1940 General Confer- 
ence had requested the Commission to rewrite 
the Financial Plan for the Church during the 
quadrennium; that a Committee on Legislation, 
with Bishop Clare Purcell as Chairman, was cre- 
ated and had given special study to the matter 
and was now ready to report. Coston J. Harrell 
(Tennessee, SE) and J. Edgar Skillington (Cen- 
tral Pennylvania) , members of the Committee, 



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APRIL 28 

Third Day 
Friday 
Morninq 



Costen J. 
Harr«U 
Presenta 
Report 



Part III 
Presented 



were requested to come to the platform and have 
charge of presenting the Report, together with 
Orrin W. Auman. Treasurer of the Commission, 
to assist them. 

Costen J. Harrell (Tennessee, SE), Secretary 
of the Commission on World Service and Finance, 
requested permission to read the "Report on Ap- 
portionments" at this time as it would throw light 
on the "Report on Legislation" to be presented 
next in order. Common consent was given. The 
Report was read, and on motion of Costen J. 
Harrell (Tennessee, SE), duly seconded, ordered 
published in the Daily Christian Advocate, and 
to go to the Calendar for consideration by the 
Conference. 

Costen J. Harrell (Tennessee, SE), Secretary 
of the Commission on World Service and Finance, 
presented Part III of the Report of the Commis- 
sion, entitled "Revision of the Legislation Per- 
taining to the Financial Plan," and moved that it 
be considered, section by section. The motion, duly 
seconded, prevailed. 

Chapter II, Church Finance, Paragraphs 100 chapter n 
and 101, were presented, and on motion of Win- 
fred F. Bryan (Texas, SC), duly seconded, were 
adopted. 

Section I, The General Commission on World 
Service and Finance, Paragraphs 102, 103, 104, 
105, 106, 107, 108, and 109 were presented, and on 
motion of Winfred F. Bryan (Texas, SC), duly 
seconded, were adopted. 

In order to save time, it was agreed, by unani- 
mous common consent, to have the remainder of 
the Report presented and explained, section by 
section, dispensing with the making of a motion 
to adopt, with a second thereto, as the end of each 
section, unless some objection should be raised, 
and to deal with the objection, should such be 
raised, at the time it is raised. 



Section I 



Morning 
Section 11 



242 Journal of the 19 4^ General Conference 

APRIL 28 Costen J. Harrell (Tennessee, SE) then pre- 
^ FrLJ"^' sented Section II, The World Service Fund, Para- 
graphs 110 through 117 inclusive, stating' that 
Paragraph 117 had been amended as follows : 

117. The Genei'al Commission on World Service and 
Finance shall after careful study prepare an equitable 
schedule of apportionments by which the total World Serv- 
ice Budget (Par. 112) shall be distributed to the several 
Annual Conferences and shall present the same to the 
General Conference for its action and determination. 

^^v**"v "vi Section III, Promotion, Paragraphs 118 through 
124 inclusive; Section IV, The General Adminis- 
tration Fund, Paragraphs 125 through 128 inclu- 
sive; Section V, The Episcopal Fund, Paragraphs 
129 through 136 inclusive; Section VI, Miscella- 
neous, Paragraphs 137 through 145 inclusive, were 
presented in order. Paragraph 145, in the printed 
Report, had been edited as follows : 

145. The word "Methodist" is not by our approval oi 
consent to be used as, or as a part of, a trade name or 
trademark, or as a part of, the name of any public 
firm or organization except by corporations or other 
public units created for the administration of work under- 
taken directly by The Methodist Church. 

Section VII Section VII, The Annual Conference Commis- 

sion on World Service and Finance, Paragraphs 
146 through 164 was presented and explained. 

Edward A. Edward A. Smith (*) (Detroit) moved to 

Smith Moves i . 

to Amend amend Paragraph 156, page 14, by inserting after 
the word "Conference" in the next to the last line 
the following : "The Commission on World Service 
and Finance, or the Treasurer, as the Conference 
may determine" (DB-29). Costen J. Harrell (Ten- 
nessee, SE) accepted the amendment for the Com- 
mission, no objection being raised by the Commis- 
sion or the Conference. 

Edward A. Smith (*) (Detroit) moved to fur- 
ther amend Paragraph 156, page 14, by striking 



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243 



out the word "rent" in the fifth line, and insert in 
lieu thereof the word "dwelling" (DB-29). This 
amendment was also accepted by Costen J. Har- 
rell (Tennessee, SE) for the Commission, no ob- 
jection being raised by the Commission or the 
Conference. 

Claude Young (Northwest Indiana) moved to 
amend Paragraph 147 by inserting after the end- 
ing of the second sentence in line three, page 13, 
the following sentence : "The Treasurer, who is an 
employee of the Commission, shall not be a mem- 
ber of the same" (DB-30). Costen J. Harrell 
(Tennessee, SE) accepted the amendment for the 
Commission, no objection being raised by the 
Commission or the Conference. 

Section VIII, Ministerial Support, Paragraphs 
165 through 174 inclusive, was presented. Roy H. 
Short (Louisville) asked if Paragraph 841 of the 
1940 Discipline concerning the support of District 
Superintendents through the District Stewards 
had been eliminated. Costen J. Harrell (Tennes- 
see, SE) answered that "it was not read, but it is 
not eliminated." 

Guy 0. Carpenter (Indiana) moved to amend 
Paragraph 174, page 17, by adding the following: 
"unless such publication is contrary to the policy 
of the Institution to which the man is assigned" 
(DB-31). Costen J. Harrell (Tennessee, SE) ac- 
cepted the amendment for the Commission, no ob- 
jection being raised by the Commission or the Con- 
ference. 

Section IX, The Local Church, Paragraphs 175 
through 181 inclusive, was presented. This com- 
pleted the presentation of the Report. 

Lud H, Estes (Memphis) moved the adoption 
of the Report. The motion was duly seconded. 

Arthur A. Callaghan (Maine) called attention 
to a typographical error in Paragraph 136 at the 
beginning of line 7, and moved that the word 



APRIL 28 

TiiiKi) Day 
FrUluji 
Mortiinii 



Oaude Yovimk 
Moves t< 
Amrnfl 



Section VIII 



Guy O. 
Carpenter 
Moves to 
Amend 



Section IX 



Arthur A. 
CallaKhaii 
Moves to 
Amend 



244 Journal of the 19 ^J^ General Conference 

APRIL 28 "each" be changed to the word "the." The amend- 
third A-k j^ent was accepted by Costen J. Harrell (Tennes- 

FTid.ci/y 

Morniv^ sce, SE) for the Commission, no objection being 
raised by the Commission or the Conference. 

Roy R, Roudebush (*) (North Indiana) moved 
to amend Paragraph 162, page 15, by inserting 
after the words "District Superintendents" in line 
5, the words "District Lay Leaders" (DB-32). 
The motion being seconded, Roy R. Roudebush 
spoke in favor of the amendment. Fred D. Stone 
(Rock River) and Louis E. Orcutt (*) (Newark) 
spoke against the amendment. Costen J. Harrell 
(Tennessee, SE) stated the amendment could not 
be accepted by the Commission, and gave the rea- 
sons. The amendment was not adopted. 
Arthur M. Arthur M. Wells (Illinois) moved the following 

Wells Moves 

to Amend amendment to Section VII, The Annual Confer- 
ence Commission on World Service and Finance 
(DB-33) , to be inserted at the proper place : 

The Commission shall recommend to the Annual Con- 
ference the amount in which the Treasurers of all un- 
incorporated Boards or Commissions shall be protected 
by fidelity insurance, and application for such fidelity 
bonds shall be made by the corporate body of the Annual 
Conference, and the costs shall be provided for out of the 
funds held by the unincorporated Board or Commission so 
insured. And institutions and organizations that are in- 
corporated under the laws of the State shall secure 
fidelity bonds for the Treasurers of their funds and shall 
pay the cost of the premium required. 

Amendment Costen J. Harrell (Tennessee, SE) accepted the 

amendment for the Commission, no objection be- 
ing raised by the Commission or the Conference, 
and suggested that the amendment be inserted at 
the end of Paragraph 159, page 15. Arthur M. 
Wells (Illinois) agreed to this. 

Miron A, Miron A. Morrill (Minnesota) as a matter of 

Morrill i i r-t /^ /-~i 

privilege for the house requested Guy O. Car- 
penter (Indiana) to state the background of his 



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245 



amendment to Paragraph 174, previously adopted. 
Guy 0. Carpenter (Indiana) gave the reasons, 
whereupon Miron A. Morrill (Minnesota) moved 
to lay the amendment on the table. The Chair 
ruled the motion to lay on the table out of order. 

Benjamin W. Meeks (Baltimore) asked a ques- 
tion concerning Paragraph 153, page 14. Costen 
J. Harrell (Tennessee, SE) answered the question, 
and requested Thomas A. Stafford (Northern Min- 
nesota) to explain more fully as the question in- 
volved Conference Claimants and annuity pay- 
ments. Thomas A. Stafford (Minnesota) explained 
the proposed legislation. 

Benjamin W. Meeks (Baltimore) moved to 
amend Paragraph 153, page 14, by adding the 
words "observing the requirements in Par. 1323, 
Section 4" (DB-34). The motion was duly sec- 
onded. 

Frederick B. Newell (New York East) moved as 
a substitute the deletion of the last two lines of 
the Paragraph, which read : "and shall recommend 
to the Annual Conference the method by which 
the same shall be apportioned to the Pastoral 
Charges of the Conference" (DB-35) . The motion 
to substitute was duly seconded. 

The hour of recess being at hand, motion of 
Paul M. Hillman (Nebraska), duly seconded, pre- 
vailed that we extend the time to hear Frederick 
B. Newell (New York East) and then take our 
recess. 

Frederick B. Newell (New York East) spoke to 
the motion to substitute. 

The Conference recessed for ten minutes, with 
action on the substitute proposed by Frederick 
B. Newell (New York East) pending. 

Conference reassembled after the recess and 
the Boston University Seminary Singers, under 
the direction of Prof. James R. Houghton, sang 
"A Mighty Fortress Is Our God" and the "De Pro- 



APRIL 28 

Tiiian Day 
Friday 
Mornina 



Keiijamin \V. 
Meeks 
Raises 
Question 



B. W. Meeks 
Movee to 
Amend 



F. B. Newell 
Moves to 
Substitute 



P. M. Hillman 
Moves to 
Extend Time 



Recess 



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APRIL 28 

Third Day 

Friday 

Morning 



Substitute 
Accepted 



A. W. Pugh 
Moves to 
Amend 



Amendment 
Accept«d 



G. S. Lynch 
Moves to 
Amend 



fundis," the setting of the 130th Psalm, which 
John Wesley heard sung in St. Paul's Cathedral on 
the day which he had his strange heart-warming 
experience. 

The pending matter before the Conference was 
the consideration of the substitute offered by 
Frederick B. Newell (New York East) to the 
amendment proposed by Benjamin W. Meeks (Bal- 
timore). Benjamin W. Meeks (Baltimore) accept- 
ed the substitute offered by Frederick B, Newell 
(New York East). Costen J. Harrell (Tennessee, 
SE) accepted the substitute for the Commission, 
no objection being raised by the Commission or 
by the Conference. 

A. Wesley Pugh (North Indiana) moved to 
amend Paragraph 175, page 17, next to the last 
sentence, which reads: "The First or Second 
Quarterly Conference may accept, increase, or de- 
crease the amount apportioned for World Service 
and Conference Benevolences," so that it shall 
read : "The First or Second Quarterly Conference 
may accept, increase, or decrease the amount of 
its acceptances for World Service and Conference 
Benevolences" (DB-36). The motion being sec- 
onded, Winfred F. Bryan (Texas, SC) spoke 
against the amendment. Costen J. Harrell (Ten- 
nessee, SE) accepted the amendment for the Com- 
mission, no objection being raised by the Com- 
mission or by the Conference. 

G. Stanley Lynch (*) (Philadelphia) moved to 
amend Paragraph 175, page 17, by inserting the 
words "and the Chairman of the Local Board of 
Missions and Church Extension" after the words 
"the District Steward for the Charge" found at 
the beginning of line five (DB-37). The motion 
was seconded, and G. Stanley Lynch (*) (Philadel- 
phia) spoke to the motion. 

Costen J. Harrell (Tennessee, SE) spoke 
against the amendment. 



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247 



Walter V. Cropper (Kentuclty) moved as a sub- 
stitute that Paragraph 175 be recommitted to 
the Commission for rewriting. The motion being 
duly seconded, Walter V. Cropper spoke to the 
same. 

Costen J. Harrell (Tennessee, SE) spoke against 
the motion to recommit. The motion to recommit, 
being put, did not prevail. 

George W. Henson (Philadelphia) spoke in 
favor of the amendment by G. Stanley Lynch (*) 
(Philadelphia) to amend Paragraph 175. Costen 
J. Harrell (Tennessee, SE) stated the Commission 
could not accept the amendment, and spoke against 
it. The motion to amend, being put, did not pre- 
vail. 

Edward A. Smith (*) (Detroit) moved to 
amend Paragraph 178, section A, at the top of 
page 19, by striking out the words "House Rent 
(if actually paid in cash)"; following the words 
"Salary and" at the beginning of line 2, and in- 
serting in lieu thereof the words "suitable pro- 
visions for a dwelling" (DB-38). Costen J. Har- 
rell (Tennessee, SE) spoke against the amend- 
ment. The motion to amend, being put, was adopt- 
ed. 

Thomas H. West (*) (Rock River) moved to 
amend Paragraph 134, page 10, by deleting the 
pronoun "he" in line six, following the words 
"thirty days after such retirement," and substi- 
tute therefor the phrase "any effective Bishop so 
relieved of his duties" (DB-39). Costen J. Harrell 
(Tennessee, SE) and J. Edgar Skillington (Cen- 
tral Pennsylvania) both spoke against the pro- 
posed amendment. The amendment, being put, was 
not adopted. 

Charles A. Robbins (*) (Pacific Northwest) 
requested a rereading of the amendment of A. 
Wesley Pugh (North Indiana) . The Secretary read 
the amendment. Charles A. Robbins (*) (Pacific 



APRIL 28 

Third Day 

Fridav 

Morninij 

W. V. Cropper 
Moves to 
Substitute 

Motion Lost 



G. W. Henson 
Speaks to 
Report 



K. A. Smith 
Moves to 
Amend 



r. H. West 
Moves to 
Amend 



Amendment 
Lost 



Charles A. 
Robbins 
Moves 

Reconsidera- 
tion 



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APRIL 28 

Third Day 
Friday 
Morning 



A. Wesley 
Pugh 
Point of 
Order 



£. D. Baker 
Moves to 
Amend 



Amendment 
Accepted 



w. s. c. 

Pellowe 

Moves to 
Amend 



P. M. Hillman 
Moves to 
Amend 



Northwest) moved that the Conference reconsider 
its action whereby the amendment of A. Wesley 
Pugh (North Indiana) was adopted. The motion, 
being duly seconded, was adopted. 

A. Wesley Pugh (North Indiana) made the 
point of order that you cannot reconsider a mat- 
ter that was accepted by the Committee, and the 
Conference had not voted upon. The Chair ruled 
the point of order well taken. 

E. D. Baker (Southwest Missouri) moved that 
Paragraph 175, page 17, be amended by restoring 
the original word "apportioned" for the words 
"of its acceptances" previously accepted by the 
Commission on the motion of A. Wesley Pugh 
(North Indiana). The motion, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed. Charles A. Robbins (*) (Pacific North- 
west), Gus W. Thomasson (*) (North Texas), 
J. Edgar Skillington (Central Pennsylvania) 
spoke to the motion. 

Costen J. Harrell (Tennessee, SE) accepted the 
amendment for the Commission, no objection be- 
ing raised by the Commission or the Conference. 

Costen J. Harrell (Tennessee, SE) moved that 
the Report be adopted as a whole. The motion was 
duly seconded. 

William C. S. Pellowe (Detroit) moved to 
amend Paragraph 180, page 20, item 3, by adding 
the words "and deposit in that bank in the name 
of the Church" (DB-40). James A. Perry (Troy) 
seconded the amendment and spoke to the same. 
The amendment was adopted. 

Paul M. Hillman (Nebraska) moved to amend 
Paragraph 174, page 17, by the deletion of the 
clause "unless such publication is contrary to the 
policy of the Institution to which the man is as- 
signed," which clause had previously been ac- 
cepted by Costen J. Harrell (Tennessee, SE) on 
motion of Guy 0. Carpenter (Indiana), thus re- 
storing it to its original printed language (DB- 



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41). The motion being seconded, Paul M. Hillman 
(Nebraska) spoke to the same. Arthur M. Wells 
(Illinois) spoke in favor of the amendment. Guy 

0. Carpenter (Indiana) spoke in favor of his 
amendment. The amendment of Paul M. Hillman 
(Nebraska) was adopted. 

Motion of Edward A. Smith (*) (Detroit), duly 
seconded, prevailed that the General Commission 
on World Service and Finance be authorized and 
directed to make the changes in the wording of 
Paragraphs 130 and 132, which may be necessary 
to bring the allowance for the Bishop's dwelling 
within the provisions of the Revenue Act which 
exempts from gross income "the rental value of a 
dwelling furnished to a minister" (DB-42) . 

Earl F. Baumhofer (Northern Minnesota) 
moved to amend Paragraph 180, page 20, Section 

1, by inserting after the word "He" at the be- 
ginning of the sentence, the words "or the Finan- 
cial Secretary" (DB-43). Costen J. Harrell (Ten- 
nessee, SE) accepted the amendment for the Com- 
mission, no objection being raised by the Com- 
mission or the Conference. 

Benjamin W. Meeks (Baltimore) moved to 
amend Paragraph 180, page 20, by adding "6. 
These regulations shall also apply to the Treas- 
urer of Benevolences, where there is such a Treas- 
urer" (DB-44). 

Costen J. Harrell (Tennessee, SE) accepted the 
amendment for the Commission, there being no 
objection raised by the Commission or by the 
Conference. 

Reginald V. Bennett (Louisville) inquired if 
Paragraph 179 of the Report, page 19, is in har- 
mony with Paragraph 770, 1940 Discipline. Costen 
J. Harrell (Tennessee, SE) replied, "There seems 
to be a conflict there," and requested that J. Edgar 
Skillington (Central Pennsylvania) and him- 
self be given permission to make the necessary 



APRIL 28 

Third Day 
Fj-iday 
Morninfi 



Amendment 
Adopted 



E. A. Smith 
Moves to 
Amend 
Adopted 



E. F. Baum- 
hofer Moves 
to Amend 



Amendment 
Accepted 



B. W. Meeks 
Moves to 
Amend 



Amendment 
Accepted 



Editorial 
Changes 
Ordered 



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APRIL 28 

Third Day 
Friday 
Morning 

R. Gammon 
Morris 
Moves 
Previous 
Question 

Report 
Adopted 

Editorial 
Changes 
Ordered 



Covering 
Resolution 
Adopted 



Order of Day 
Postponed 



editorial changes, provided that no change is made 
in the law of the Church. The Conference gave 
unanimous consent for this to be done. 

R. Gammon Morris (Lexington) moved the pre- 
vious question. The motion, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed and the previous question was ordered. 

The Report, as amended, was adopted. For Re- 
port see page 827. 

Motion of Winfred F. Bryan (Texas, SC), duly 
seconded, prevailed that Costen J. Harrell (Ten- 
nessee, SE) and J. Edgar Skillington (Central 
Pennsylvania) be given permission to make any 
editorial changes needed in the Report, provided 
fhat no change is made in the law of the Church. 

On motion of Costen J. Harrell (Tennessee, 
SE), duly seconded, the following Covering Reso- 
lution was adopted (DB-45) : 

Resolved: First, That the Report on Revised Financial 
Legislation, adopted by the General Conference, be and 
is hereby substituted for Chapter II, Paragraphs 804 to 
855 inclusive (1940 Discipline), and that the same be in- 
cluded in the 1944 Discipline as legislation duly enacted 
by the General Conference of The Methodist Church ; 

Second, That Paragraphs 550 to 560 inclusive, and 
Paragraphs 804 to 855, inclusive, 1940 Discipline, be and 
are hereby repealed; 

Third, That all other legislation in the 1940 Discipline 
dealing with the financial plan of The Methodist Church 
in conflict or at variance with the Revised Financial 
Legislation above mentioned be and is likewise repealed. 

Motion of Winfred F. Bryan (Texas, SC), duly 
seconded, prevailed that we postpone further ac- 
tion under the present Order of the Day, in order 
that representatives of the Federal Council of the 
Churches of Christ in America, and also of the 
World Council of Churches, might be heard at 
this time, as the Conference, by a previous Order 
of the Day, had provided for their presentation 
and statements following the Reports of the Gen- 
eral Commission on World Service and Finance. 



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Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, at the request of 
Bishop Lowe, introduced Dr. Samuel McRae 
Cavert, General Secretary of the Federal Council 
of the Churches of Christ in America. Dr. Cavert 
addressed the Conference and presented the Re- 
port of the Federal Council, with the request that 
it be referred to the Committee on Interdenomina- 
tional Relations. Motion of Winfred F. Bryan 
(Texas, SC), duly seconded, prevailed referring 
the Report to the Committee on Interdenomina- 
tional Relations. 

Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam presented Dr. Henry 
Smith Leiper, American General Secretary of the 
World Council of Churches. Dr. Leiper addressed 
the Conference. 

Bishop Lowe suitably thanked Doctors Cavert 
and Leiper, in behalf of the General Conference, 
for their presence and addresses. 

The time of adjournment nearing motion of 
Winfred F. Bryan (Texas, SC), duly seconded, 
prevailed that we postpone further consideration 
of the Report of the General Commission on World 
Service and Finance until the next session of the 
Conference, and that it be resumed at that time, as 
the continuing Order of the Day. 

Bishop Lowe, in well-chosen words of apprecia- 
tion, presented Dr. Orrin W. Auman, Treasurer 
of the General Commission on World Service and 
Finance. The delegates rose and applauded. Dr. 
Auman replied in a most appropriate manner. He 
then made some announcements relative to the 
business of the General Conference. 

Motion of George W. Henson (Philadelphia), 
duly seconded, prevailed that when we adjourn it 
be to meet tomorrow morning, Saturday, April 
29, 1944, at 8:30 A. M. 

Edward D. Kohlstedt, Executive Secretary for 
Home Missions, of the Division of Home Missions 
of the Board of Missions and Church Extension, 



APRIL 28 

Third Day 

Friday 

Morning 

Samuel McRae 
Cavert 
Presented 



Henry Smith 

Leiper 
Presented 



Further Con- 
sideration 
Postponed 



O. W. Auman 
Presented 



Motion of 
G. W. Hen- 
Bon 



K. U. Kohl- 
stedt Pre- 
sents Report 



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APRIL 28 

Third Day 
Friday 
Morning 



Trustees of 
Drew 
University 
Elected 



Special Order 
of Day Set 



presented the Report of the Commission on Rela- 
tions with the Colored Methodist Episcopal 
Church, with a request from the Joint Commission 
on Co-operation and Counsel with the Colored 
Methodist Episcopal Church, that the Commission 
be continued for another quadrennium. Paul M. 
Hillman (Nebraska) moved that the Commission 
be continued as requested. The motion was duly 
seconded. Dr. Kohlstedt presented the Report and 
spoke briefly to the same. On motion of Nolan B. 
Harmon, Jr. (Virginia), duly seconded, the Re- 
port and the motion of Paul M. Hillman (Nebras- 
ka) were referred to the Committee on Interde- 
nominational Relations. 

Lynn Harold Hough (New York East) present- 
ed the following nominations for Trustees of 
Drew University (DB-46) and moved that the 
Secretary of the General Conference cast the vote 
of the body for their election. The motion, duly 
seconded, prevailed. Class of 1956: Rev. Nolan 

B. Harmon, Jr., Rev. Chester C. Marshall, Rev. 
Albert H. Marion, Rev. Eric M. North, Rev. John 
M. Pearson, Rev. Harold Paul Sloan, Rev. J. Ed- 
gar Washabaugh, M. Luther Haggerty, William 
MacRossie, Oscar H. Merz, C. C. Moore, Charles 

C. Parlin, William S. Pilling, Paul Sturtevant. To 
fill vacancies in the Class of 1948 : Rev. Ralph W. 
Sockman, Ross Allen Baker. Thereupon the Secre- 
tary of the General Conference cast the vote of the 
Conference for the persons named by Lynn Har- 
old Hough (New York East) as Trustees of Drew 
University, and Bishop Titus Lowe declared the 
same to be duly elected Trustees of Drew Univer- 
stity, and for the terms of office indicated. 

By common consent the time was extended to 
complete the business of this session. 

Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River), in behalf 
of the Committee on the State of the Church, 
moved a suspension of the Rules of Order to hear 



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on tomorrow morning a Report on the Church and 
Rural Life, prepared by Governor Thomas L. 
Bailey, of Mississippi, and a member of the Con- 
ference, to be published in tomorrow's Dailij 
Christian Advocate. The motion, duly seconded, 
prevailed suspending the Rules of Order. Motion 
of Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River), duly 
seconded, prevailed that we set as the Order of 
the Day for tomorrow morning, Saturday, April 
29, 1944, the hearing of the Report, immediately 
following the conclusion of consideration of the Re- 
ports from the General Commission on World 
Service and Finance. 

Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam was recognized and 
made the following statement: 



APRIL 28 

Third Dav 

Friday 

Morning 



Bishop Ralph 
A. Ward 



"The Council of Bishops is in receipt of news, which 
has come indirectly but from a reliable source, that Bishop 
Ralph A. Ward, who has been interned in Shanghai, has 
had a decided improvement in health and, though detained, 
is in a good spirit of coui'age and contentment." 



The following Resolution (DB-47) was adopted 
on motion of Thomas B. Lugg (Illinois), duly sec- 
onded : 



Motion of T. 
B. Lugg re 
Platform 
Arrange- 
ments 



Inasmuch as some 75 delegates are now prevented 
from seeing or being seen by the Presiding Officer, because 
of the platform arrangement, thus not only making it 
difficult to gain the floor, but also preventing them from 
being seen when voting, therefore be it 

Resolved, That the General Conference Committee on 
Entertainment be requested to rearrange the platform 
before the next session, so that the Presiding Officer shall 
be within the vision of all delegates. 



Leland Moore (South Georgia), Chairman of ^^^^I^,^" ' 



the Committee on Credentials, presented Report 
No. 1 and moved its adoption. The motion, duly 
seconded, prevailed. For Report see page 744. 

J. Manning Potts (Virginia), Chairman, pre- 
sented Report No. 1 (DB-48) of the Committee 



Credentials 



Report No. 
Special 
Programa 



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APRIL 28 
Third Day 

Friday 
Morning 



Presiding 
Officer 
Announced 



Stenographic 
Assistants 



Adjournment 

APRIL 29 

Fourth Day 
Saturday 
Morning 

Bishop 

McConnell 
Presides 



on Special Programs, and it was adopted, as fol- 
lows: 

The Committee on Special Programs recommends that 
the Association of Schools and Colleges be allowed time 
for a special program on Sunday afternoon, April 30, 
1944, beginning at 3 P.M. 

J. Manning Potts, Chairman; 

Frank C. Tucker, Secretm-y. 

Isaac E. Miller (Ohio), Chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Presiding Officers, announced that Bish- 
op Francis J. McConnell would preside at Satur- 
day morning's session. 

Leslie J. Lyons (Southwest Missouri) made a 
statement regarding securing stenographic assist- 
ance for the business of the Conference. John Q. 
Schisler (North Arkansas) stated the Board of 
Education could have four stenographers here by 
Monday morning. Motion of James A. Perry 
(Troy), duly seconded, prevailed authorizing Les- 
lie J. Lyons (Southwest Missouri), Chairman of 
the General Conference Entertainment Commit- 
tee, to do whatever was necessary to secure suffi- 
cient stenographic assistance. 

Announcements were made. Motion of Edgar R. 
Heckman (Central Pennsylvania), duly seconded, 
that we do now adjourn. 

The Conference adjourned at 12:45 P.M., with 
the benediction pronounced by Bishop Titus Lowe. 

FOURTH DAY, SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 1944, 
MORNING SESSION 

The General Conference convened for the ses- 
sion of the Fourth Day on Saturday, April 29, 
1944, with Bishop Francis J. McConnell presid- 
ing. Bishop McConnell called the Conference to 
order at 8:30 A.M., and announced that Bishop 
Carleton Lacy, of the South China Area, would 
conduct the devotional services. 



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Bishop 

Carleton 

Lacy 



Bishop Lacy announced, and the Conference april 29 
joined in singing, Hymn 279, "God of Grace and '"""" ""^^ 

Saturday 

God of Glory," after which he led in the respon- Momir,;] 
sive reading found on page 576 of The Methodist Devotions 
Hymnal, entitled "Spiritual Treasure." 

Prof. James R. Houghton favored the Confer- 
ence with a solo, "0 Lord on High," by Mozart. 

Bishop Lacy gave the Devotional Message based 
upon the words of the Responsive Reading and 
closed with prayer. 

Bishop McConnell called the business session to Business 

Session 

order. 

The Report of the Committee on Journal (DB- Journal 
49) was presented and adopted, as follows: 

"We have examined the Journal foi- April 28 and it is 
corx'ect." 

Fred'k L. Pedersen, Chairman; 
A. M. Carter, Secretary. 



Glenn R. Phillips (Southern Calif ornia-Ari~ '^nis^l 
zona), Chairman of the Committee on Courtesies presented 
and Privileges, requested that Bishop H. Lester 
Smith, President of the Council of Bishops, present 
the Bishops' wives, who were seated in a place of 
honor on the platform. The following were intro- 
duced and greeted with applause : Mrs. H. Lester 
Smith, Mrs. A. Frank Smith, Mrs. Raymond J. 
Wade, Mrs. William C. Martin, Mrs. Ivan Lee 
Holt, Mrs. Ralph S. Cushman, Mrs. Edwin F. 
Lee, Mrs. Carleton Lacy, Mrs. G. Bromley Oxnam, 
Mrs. Wilbur E. Hammaker, Mrs. Charles W. 
Flint, and Mrs. Titus Lowe. 

Motion of Glenn R. Phillips (Southern Calif or- 
nia^Arizona), duly seconded, prevailed that the 
General Conference, through its Secretary, send 
appropriate greetings to the Bishops' wives who 
were not present today. 

Glenn R. Phillips (Southern California-An- ^G^ncranssN 
zona) next presented E. Pearce Hayes (Foochow), Kai-^heV'' 



Greetings 
Ordered 



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APRIL 29 

Fourth Da\ 
Saturday 
Morning 

Bishop Chen 
Presente 
Message 



Chairman of the China Delegation, for a privileged 
matter. E. Pearce Hayes (Foochow) stated that 
President Chiang Kai-shek of the Republic of 
China had sent a message to the General Con- 
ference, and requested Bivshop W. Y. Chen to 
present the message. Bishop Chen read the mes- 
sage (DB-50), first in Chinese, see page 866, and 
then the English translation, as follows : 



Reply Ordered 
Sent 



Resolution bv 
T. A. Staf- 
ford and A. 
T. Mcllwain 



"Dear Bishop Chen: The World Conference of The 
Methodist Church is now in session. Since it is not pos- 
sible for me to broadcast my message, I hereby cable you 
the greetings in Chinese which you will kindly translate 
into English and present to the World Conference. 

"To the General Conference of The Methodist Church: 
I have learned that the World Conference of The Meth- 
odist Church is now in session. With utmost sincerity, I, 
Chung-Cheng (the Generalissimo's personal name), bring 
to you my gi-eetings and congratulations, praying that the 
Conference may be crowned with great success, that all 
the members of the Conference will, with the spirit of 
forbearance and fortitude, unite in the common effort of 
securing the happiness and blessing of all mankind, and 
that His righteousness may prevail. 

"Chiang Kai-shek, 
The President of the Republic of China." 

The Conference stood at the reading of the mes- 
sage and applauded at its close. 

Motion of E. Pearce Hayes (Foochow), duly 
seconded, prevailed, by a standing vote, instruct- 
ing the Secretary of the General Conference to 
send the greetings and affections of this Confer- 
ence to Generalissimo and Madame Chiang Kai- 
shek, assuring them of our determination to stand 
by their side in their heroic struggle until we to- 
gether may build a lasting and enduring peace. 

Glenn R. Phillips (Southern California-Ari- 
zona) presented, as a matter of privilege, the fol- 
lowing Resolution offered by Drs. T. A. Stafford 
and A. T. Mcllwain, of the Board of Pensions 
(DB-51) , and it was adopted, as follows : 



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Whereas, The General Conference of 1940 referred 
several important problems to the Commission on Pension 
Legrislation which it has not been able to deal with satis- 
factorily — namely, (1) provision of "old age security for 
lay workers of The Methodist Church" (see Par. 1697, 
Discipline of 1940) ; (2) the extension of the operation of 
the clearinghouse system of "Divided Annuity Responsi- 
bility" to the Territory of the Missouri Corporation (see 
Introduction to Par. 1698, Discipline of 1940) ; (3) the 
providing co-operatively a basic minimum annuity rate 
operative within the boundaries of one or more Jurisdic- 
tional Conferences ; 

Whereas, When the said Commission became aware 
that the Congress of the United States is considering 
legislation which would provide social security coverage to 
lay workers in the Churches, it did not deem it wise to act 
while Congressional legislation on this subject is pending; 
and 

Whereas, It will require at least another quadren- 
nium to complete the preparation of ministerial records in 
the office of the Missouri Corporation, so that the clearing- 
house could be operated satisfactorily; and 

Whereas, There are certain aspects of the clearing- 
house extension problem that require further study; there- 
fore be it 

Resolved, That this General Conference create a Com- 
mission on Pension Legislation which shall consist of one 
Minister and one Layman from each Jurisdictional Con- 
ference, these to be chosen by The Board of Pensions from 
its membership as elected by the Jurisdictional Confer- 
ences, and two Bishops to be elected by the Board of 
Pensions from the thi'ee Bishops elected by the Council 
of Bishops to the membership of The Board of Pensions. 

The said Commission, so constituted, shall investigate 
further the problems connected with the extension of 
clearinghouse operation to the Territory of the Missouri 
Corporation, obtain statistical data showing its probable 
cflFect, and bring recommendations to the General Con- 
ference of 1948. The Commission shall also have the re- 
sponsibility of studying the operation of the entire pension 
plan of the Church and shall recommend such changes 
therein as it may deem suitable and necessary. If Congress 
does not enact the Walsh Bill which proposes extension 
of the benefits of Federal Social Security to lay workers 
of educational, charitable and relig^ious organizations, the 
aforesaid Commission shall devise a plan whereby The 



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Saturday 
Morning 



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APRIL 29 Methodist Church itself can provide old-age annuities for 

Fourth Day such workers. 

Saturday (Signed) T. A. Stafford, Northern Minnesota Conference 
Morning A. T. McIlwain, North Mississippi Conference. 

Resolution by Charles W. Brashares (Detroit) , as a privileged 

Brashares matter, presented the following Resolution (DB- 
52) and moved its adoption: 



Roy L. Smith 
Speaks to 
Resolution 



H. R. Snavely 
Edmundo G. 
Morgado 



O. W. Auman 



J. E. Skilling- 
ton Presents 
Report 



Whereas, The effectiveness of the work of Christ (as 
carried on throughout the world of The Methodist Church) 
is greatly dependent on the funds raised for World Serv- 
ice in the local Churches of our Communion ; and 

Whereas, The splendid increase of 18 per cent i-e- 
corded during the past ten months of the fiscal year re- 
quires an unusual response of the Church during the 
month of May if it is to be made actual for the year; 
therefore, be it 

Resolved, That this General Conference of Methodism 
send a challenge to our people all over the nation to 
demonstrate their loyalty to the Church and the Kingdom 
during this crucial five weeks before May 31st by bring- 
ing extraordinary gifts to the altars of the Churches of 
Methodism for Methodism's service to the world, through 
its program of General Benevolences. 

Charles W. Brashares (Detroit) requested the 
privilege of yielding the floor to Roy L. Smith 
(Southern California- Arizona) . to speak to the 
Resolution. This was granted by common consent, 
and Roy L. Smith (Southern California- Arizona), 
Herschel R. Snavely (*) (Illinois), and Edmundo 
G. Morgado (Cuba) spoke to the Resolution. The 
Resolution was unanimously adopted. 

Orrin W. Auman (Colorado), Treasurer of the 
General Commission on World Service and 
Finance, was recognized for an announcement 
concerning the expense accounts of the delegates. 

J. Edgar Skillington (Central Pennsylvania) 
presented a Report from the General Commission 
on World Service and Finance, called for by Para- 
graph 855 of the 1940 Discipline of The Methodist 
Church, relative to salaries, for such disposition 



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as the Conference might wish to make of it. By 
common consent, it was received and ordered to 
record. For Report see page 862. 

J, Edgar Skillington (Central Pennsylvania) 
presented Report No, 1 of the General Commission 
on World Service and Finance (DCA-12) concern- 
ing World Service Ratios. 

Cassius E, Street (Southwest Missouri) moved 
to amend by adding Section III (DB-53), as fol- 
lows : 

"Under the supervision of the Board of Hospitals and 
Homes, authorization is granted for the solicitation of 
designated gifts with World Service credit on Appox*- 
tionment for Freeman Hospital, Joplin, Mo., in the amount' 
of $4',000.00 per year." 



APRIL 29 

KoUBTH Day 
Saturday 
Mornitiff 

Report No 1 
World Serv- 
ice and 
Finance 
Presented 



C. E. Street 
Moves to 
Amend 



Adopted 

Report No. 2 
World Serv- 
ice and 
Finance 



The motion being seconded, Cassius E. Street J- J?'?,^.'''" 

SkillinKton 

(Southwest Missouri) spoke to the same. J. Edgar 

Skillington (Central Penn.^^ylvania) spoke against 

the motion. Leslie J. Lyons (*) (Southwest Mis- l. j. Lyons 

.souri) .spoke for the motion. William H. Utz, Jr. 

(*) (Missouri) spoke against the amendment. 

The motion to amend, being put, did not pre- ■* Lost''"*^"'^ 
vail. The Report, as presented, was adopted. For ^^p^^t 
Report see page 850. 

J. Edgar Skillington (Central Pennsylvania) 
presented Report No. 2 of the same Commission 
relative to "The Episcopal Fund Budget" (DCA- 
12), calling attention to the following changes: 
In column 3, Roman numeral II should read "Epis- 
copal residence, travel, secretarial and office ex- 
penses." 

Column 3, Section II, 1 (a) is rewritten, as 
follows (DB-54) : 

"a. For an Episcopal residence furnished there 
shall be allowed a sum of from $500.00 to $1,- 
800.00, the exact amount of which shall be deter- 
mined by the Commission upon consideration of 
the facts in each case." 



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APRIL 29 

Fourth Day 
Saturdat/ 
Morning 



L. O. Hartman 



Item 4. Col. 3 
Withdrawn 



A. W. Pugh 
Moves a 

Substitute 



Lynn Harold 
Hough 



Chester A. 
Smith 



Winford F. 
Bryan 



Column 3, Roman numeral II, Arabic numeral 
3, insert the words "and Jurisdictional" between 
the words "General" and "Conference" in line 8, 
changing the word "Conference" to "Confer- 
ences," so that the paragraph will read : 

"3. For retired bishops : Traveling expenses in- 
curred by each retired bishop and missionary bish- 
op in attending the meetings of the General and 
Jurisdictional Conferences, and of the Council of 
Bishops shall be paid." 

J. Edgar Skillington (Central Pennsylvania), 
at the request of the Committee on Central Con- 
ferences, created at this session of the General 
Conference, asked permission to withdraw items 
6 and 7, column 3, in order to confer with the 
Committee on Central Conferences, said items 6 
and 7 to be presented to the Conference later dur- 
ing the session. Unaninmous consent was given. 

At the request of Lewis 0. Hartman (New 
England), Item 4, Column 3, under Section II, 
and at the request of Cristobal G. Coates (*) 
(Eastern South America), Paragraph 2, a and b, 
column 3, were also withdrawn for conference 
with the Committee on Central Conferences, there 
being no objections raised by either J. Edgar 
Skillington (Central Pennsylvania) for the Com- 
mission or the Conference.. 

A. Wesley Pugh (North Indiana) moved to 
amend Section I, paragraph 3, by substituting 
$2,700.00 for $3,300.00 (DB-55). The motion be- 
ing seconded, A. Wesley Pugh (North Indiana) 
spoke to the same. 

Lynn Harold Hough (New York East) spoke 
against the amendment. 

Chester A. Smith (*) (New York) spoke for 
the amendment. 

Winfred F. Bryan (Texas), Vice-Chairman of 
the General Commission on World Service and 
Finance, spoke against the amendment. 



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David K. Pegues (Missouri) spoke in favor of 
the amendment. 

Charles A. Robbins (*) (Pacific Northwest) 
moved the previous question. The motion, duly 
seconded, prevailed and the previous question 
was ordered. 

J. Edgar Skillington (Central Pennsylvania) 
closed the debate for the Commission. Henry J. 
Gernhardt (North Dakota) raised the point of 
order that J. Edgar Skillington (Central Penn- 
sylvania) was speaking under the previous ques- 
tion. The Chair ruled that he had the right to do so. 

The time of recess being at hand, by common 
consent it was postponed until the vote on the 
amendment could be taken. 

The amendment was adopted, and the Confer- 
ence recessed for ten minutes. 

Conference reassembled within ten minutes with 
Bishop McConnell in the Chair. 

The Boston University Seminary Singers, under 
the direction of Prof. James R. Houghton, sang 
"The Creation" by Richter and a spiritual "Oh 
Mary, What You Coin' to Name That Pretty Lit- 
tle Baby?" 

Fred E. Lott (Wyoming) called for a count vote 
on the A. Wesley Pugh amendment, adopted just 
before recess. The Chair ruled it out of order as 
the vote had been declared. 

Troy W. Appleby (*) (Ohio) moved to amend 
Section I, paragraph 3, by substituting $3,000.00 
for $2,700.00 (DB-56). The motion, being duly 
seconded, Troy W. Appleby (*) (Ohio) spoke to 
the same. The amendment, being put to vote, was 
adopted. 

Claude Young (Northwest Indiana) moved to 
amend Section HI by adding at the end of the first 
paragraph the following sentence (DB-57) "; 
and if the receipts in the Fund admit, to reduce the 
apportionment below 1%'^''^ as much as possible. 



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Fourth Day 
Saturday 
Morninp 

David K. 
Pegues 

Charles A. 
Robbi ns 
Previous 
Quetition 

Henry J 
Gernhardt 
Raises Point 
of Order 



Recess 



Fred E. Lott 
Moves Count 
Vote 



Troy W. 
Appleby 
Moves 
Substitute 



Claude Young 
Moves to 
Amend 



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APRIL 29 

Fourth Day 
Saturday 
Mwning 



J. Edear 
Skillington 
Moves 
Covering 
Resolution 



Report No. 3 
World Seii.'- 
iae and 
Finance 



Report No. 4 
World Serv- 
ice and 
Finance 



SO as to avoid an unreasonable surplus." The 
amendment was accepted by J. Edgar Skillington 
(Central Pennsylvania) for the Commission, there 
being no objection raised by the Commission or 
the Conference. 

Those parts of Report No. 2 of the General 
Commission on World Service and Finance which 
had not been withdrawn for further consideration, 
on motion of J. Edgar Skillington (Central Penn- 
sylvania) , duly seconded, were adopted. For Re- 
port see page 850. 

On motion of J. Edgar Skillington (Central 
Pennsylvania) , duly seconded, the following cover- 
ing Resolution was adopted : 

"That the General Commission on World Service and 
Finance be authorized to make any changes deemed 
necessary in the phraseology of the Report which do not 
change the amounts therein stated to the end, if possible, 
that a portion of the allowance voted to retired Bishops 
shall come within the exclusion of the Revenue Act ex- 
empting from gross income the rental value of a dwelling 
furnished to a minister of the Gospel." 

Report No. 3 of the same Commission, entitled 
"General Administration Fund" (DCA-13), was 
presented by J. Edgar Skillington (Central Penn- 
sylvania), and, on his motion, duly seconded, 
adopted. For Report see page 853. 

Report No. 4 of the same Commission, entitled 
"Miscellaneous Recommendations" (DCA-13), 
was presented by J. Edgar Skillington (Central 
Pennsylvania), and, on his motion, duly seconded, 
Section 1 with its four items was referred to the 
Committee on Missions and Church Extension. 

Section 2, "Recommendations on Payments to 
Theological Schools," was presented. Paul N. Gar- 
ber (Western North Carolina) moved to amend by 
inserting the word "Methodist" before the word 
"Theological" in the sixth line of the paragraph. 
This amendment was accepted by J. Edgar Skill- 
ington (Central Pennsylvania) for the Commis- 



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sion, there being no objection raised by any mem- 
ber of the Commission or of the Conference. This 
Section was adopted, on motion of Paul N. Garber 
(Western North Carolina), duly seconded. 

Section 3 "Recommendations on Budgets" and 
Section 4 "Recommendation on General Adminis- 
tration Fund" were separately presented and each, 
on motion of J. Edgar Skillington (Central Penn- 
sylvania), duly seconded, separately adopted. 

Section 5 "Matter of Reference" was presented, 

and, on motion of J. Edgar Skillington (Central 

Pennsylvania), duly seconded, was adopted and 

referred to the Committee on Interdenominational 

Relations. 

The Chair ruled there was no necessity of adopt- 
ing the Report as a whole, inasmuch as each recom- 
mendation was a separate one. For Report see 
page 855. 

A Special Report of the same Commission 
(DCA-51) concerning "Apportionments" was pre- 
sented and explained by Costen J. Harrell (Ten- 
nessee), Secretary of the Commission. On motion 
of John W. Branscomb (Florida) , duly seconded, 
the following amendment (DB-58) was adopted: 
"provided, that the apportionments of those An- 
nual Conferences that paid a sum in excess of the 
amount apportioned to them during the year 
1943-1944, shall be apportioned for the ensuing 
quadrennium on the basis of 10^ in excess of the 
1943-1944 apportionment." This amendment to be 
inserted in the second paragraph following the 
figures "31, 1944," at the beginning of the 25th 
line of said second paragraph. 

The Report, as amended, was adopted, on mo- 
tion of Costen J. Harrell (Tennessee), duly sec- 
onded. For Report see page 856. 

Daniel L. Marsh (New England) moved that we 
suspend the Rules of Order for the consideration 
and action on Report No. 1 of the Committee on 



APRIL 29 

KotiRTH Day 
SaUirdcy 
Marninu 



Special Report 
World Serv- 
ice and 
Finance 



J. W. 

Branscomb 
Amends 



Daniel L. 
Marsh 



Report No. 
Education 



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APRIL 29 

fouRTH Day 
Saturday 
Morning 



Horace G. 
Smith 



Bishop Arthur 
J. Moore 



Ferdinand 
Sigg 



L. O. Hartmar 



Report No. 
State of 
Church 



Education, Calendar No. 15, Subject, "Selective 
Service Deferment for Ministerial Students," 
published on page 56 of today's Christian Advo- 
cate. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed, and 
the Rules were suspended. 

The Report was then presented by Daniel L. 
Marsh (New England), Chairman of the Commit- 
tee, who made the following motion (DB-59) con- 
cerning its adoption : 

"I move that the Report be adopted, and that the Pi'e- 
siding Officer of this session, and the Secretary of the 
General Conference, be insti'ucted to send it to the Selec- 
tive Service Division, requesting that Sei'vice, in the 
name of the Methodist General Conference, to make the 
same exception for Protestant Pre-Theological students 
in our Colleges as are made for Pre or Junior Theological 
students in the schools of our sister Church, viz., the 
Roman Catholic Church." 

Horace G. Smith (Rock River) spoke to the Re- 
port and seconded the motion for its adoption. 
The Report was adopted. For Report see page 546. 

Bishop Arthur J. Moore was recognized for a 
matter of special privilege for the Conference, and 
read the following cablegram (DB-60) : 

"Brotherly love and greetings to General Conference 
and friends. We remember blessed meetings of former 
years. Request General Conference grant prolongation of 
enlarged rights for Switzerland Church contained in Para- 
graph 1632 of the Discipline. With unbroken fellowship 
we remain faithfully yours." 

(Signed) Ferdinand Sigg, 
Elected President Suntzerland Annual Conference. 

On motion of Lewis 0. Hartman (New Eng- 
land) , duly seconded, the request was referred to 
the Committee on Central Conferences. 

The Order of the Day having arrived, Ernest 
Fremont Tittle (Rock River), Chairman, present- 
ed Report No. 2 of the Committee on State of the 
Church Calendar No. 11, subject "The Church 
and Rural Life" (DCA-55) and moved that the 



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Rules of Order be suspended for the consideration 
and action of the Conference thereon, as the Re- 
port was published in today's Christmn Advocate. 
The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River) presented 
Thomas L. Bailey (*) (Mississippi), Governor of 
the State of Mississippi, who spoke to the Report. 
At the conclusion of the remarks, the Conference 
stood and applauded. 

Chester A. Smith (*) (New York) moved to 
amend the Report by adding : 

"Religious work in many rural communities would be 
greatly streng:thened if their two or more weak Protes- 
tant Churches could -be united into one strong Community 
Church. In communities where such unions ai-e under- 
taken and would be beneficial, we urge our Methodist 
officials to assist in bringing them about." (DB-61) 

The motion being seconded, Chester A. Smith 
(*) (New York) spoke to the same. 

James A. Perry (Troy) spoke against the 
amendment. The amendment, being put to a vote, 
did not prevail. 

B. Clyde Clark (*) (West Oklahoma) spoke 
for the Report. The Report was adopted. For Re- 
port see page 724. 

Motion of George W. Henson (Philadelphia), 
duly seconded, prevailed, that we adjourn it to 
meet tomorrow night, Sunday, April 30, 1944, in 
an official session of the Conference, to be known 
as International Night. 

Leslie J. Lyons (*) (Southwest Missouri), 
Chairman, moved that the Rules of Order be sus- 
pended for the consideration and action on Report 
No. 1 of the Committee on Judicial Administra- 
tion (DCA-54), Calendar No. 9, subject "The 
Judicial Council." The motion, being duly sec- 
onded, prevailed, and the Report was presented. 
On motion of Leslie J. Lyons (*) (Southwest Mis- 
souri), duly seconded, the Report was adopted, 



APRIL 29 

Fourth Day 
Saturday 
Mornivg 

Thomas L. 
Bailey 
Speaks 



C. A. Smith 
Movea to 
Amend 



James A. 
Perry 



B. Clyde Clark 
Report 
Adopted 



Sunday Night 
Session 



Report No. 1 
Judicial Ad- 
ministration 
Presented 



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APRIL 29 

Fourth Day 
Saturday 
Morning 

Report 
Committee 
Special 
Progrrams 



Report No. 2 
Credentials 



Presiding 
% Officer 

Announced 



Resolution 
M. l,aFay- 
ette Harris 



with the proviso that it become effective immedi- 
ately. For Report see page 454. 

J. Manning- Potts (Virginia), Chairman, sepa- 
rately presented two Reports (DB-62 and 63) 
from the Committee on Special Programs. They 
were adopted, as follows : 

"The Committee on Special Programs recommends that 
the Commission on Evangelism be allowed to have a 
preaching service this evening at eight o'clock in the 
Little Theatre, with Dr. George Mecklenberg of Min- 
neapolis as the preacher." 

(Signed) J. Manning Potts, Chairman. 

"The Committee on Special Programs recommends that 
the Boston University Seminary Siugers be allowed to 
arrange a special musical program to be given in this 
auditorium Monday evening, beginning at 7:30 p.m. and 
ending at 8:15 p.m., and, that since they are here at their 
own expense, an offering be taken to be given to them. We 
feel that their great service to this Conference merits 
this recognition." 

(Signed) J. Manning Potts, Chairman. 

Report No. 2 of the Committee on Credentials 
(DCA-101) was presented by Leland More (South 
Georgia), Chairman, and on his motion, duly sec- 
onded, was adopted. For Report see page 744. 

Isaac E. Miller (Ohio), Chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Presiding Officers, announced that Bish- 
op Robert E. Jones would preside at the session on 
Sunday night, April 30, 1944, and Bishop W. Wal- 
ter Peele at the session Monday morning. May 1, 
1944. 

On motion of M. LaFayette Harris (Lexington) , 
duly seconded, the following Resolution (DB-64) 
was adopted : 

Resolved, That just before adjournment today this 
General Conference stand in a moment of silent prayer 
for the leadership of our country on the occasion of the 
death of the Honorable Frank Knox, Secretary of the 
Navy, and that the Secretary be instructed to convey 
appropriate expressions. 



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On motion of Lester Rumble (North Georgia), 
duly seconded, the following Resolution (DB-65) 
was adopted : 

Resolved. That this body as individuals convey to our 
home Churches today, by air mail, special letters or tele- 
grams, the necessity of urgent action on their part for 
the next five weeks that the financial goal of Methodism 
in World Service shall be reached this fiscal year. 

Motion of Leslie J. Lyons (*) (Southwest Mis- 
souri), duly seconded, prevailed that no Memorials 
be received for reference to the various Commit- 
tees of the Conference after the closing of Mon- 
day morning's session, May 1, 1944. 

George W. Henson (Philadelphia) presented a 
recommendation (DB-66) from the Commission 
on Records, Forms and Statistical Blanks, ap- 
pointed by the 1940 General Conference, and, on 
his motion, duly seconded, it was adopted, as fol- 
lows : 



APRIL 29 

Fourth Day 
Saturday 
Mornivf/ 

Motion, Lester 
Rumble 



Time Limit 
Memorials 



Resolution 
G. W. Hen- 
son re 
Statistical 
Blanks 



"The Commission on Records, Forms, and Statistical 
Blanks recommends that the Discipline shall be amended 
by the insertion of the following after Paragraph 903 of 
the 1940 Discipline: 

The records, forms, and statistical blanks, as prepared 
by the Commission on Records, Forms, and Statistical 
Blanks, for use in the quadrennium, shall become effective 
for use beginning with the Fall Conferences next suc- 
ceeding the General Conference. 

(Signed) George W. Henson, Chairman; 
Curtis B. Haley, Secretm-y. 

Calendar Secretary Edgar R. Heckman (Cen- 
tral Penn.sylvania) explained the method by which 
Standing Committee Reports go to the Calendar, 
and are called up for action, and stated that the 
Calendar was ready to be called. 

W. Angie Smith (North Texas), Chairman, 
presented Report No. 1 of the Committee on Pub- 
lishing Interests, Calendar, subject "Religion in 



Calendar 
Edgar R. 
Hefkman 



Report No. 
Publishinit 
Interests 



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APRIL 29 

Fourth Day 

Sotitrdoy 

Morning 

Report No. 2 



Report No. 3 



Report No. 4 



Rules 

Suspended 



Report No. 1 
Ministry 



Report No. 8 
Evangelism 
Withdrawn 



Life" (DCA-46), Calendar No. 1, and in his mo- 
tion, duly seconded, it was adopted. For Report see 
page 703. 

Report No. 2 of the same Committee, subject 
"Christian Advocate, Central Edition" (DCA-46), 
Calendar No. 2, was presented by W. Angle Smith 
(North Texas) , Chairman, and on his motion, duly 
seconded, was adopted. For Report see page 703. 

Report No. 3 of the same Committee, subject 
"Filling Vacancies on the Board of Publication" 
(DCA-46), Calendar No. 3, was presented by W. 
Angle Smith (North Texas), Chairman, and, on 
his motion, duly seconded, was adopted. For Re- 
port see page 704. 

Report No. 4 of the same Committee, subject 
"Manuals for Training in Church Membership and 
the Christian Life" (DCA-46), Calendar No. 4, 
was presented by W. Angle Smith (North Texas) , 
Chairman, and, on his motion, duly seconded, was 
adopted. For Report see page 704. 

Edgar R. Heckman (Central Pennsylvania), 
Calendar Secretary, moved that the Rules of Or- 
der be suspended for consideration and action on 
Report No. 1 of the Committee on Ministry, Cal- 
endar No. 5, appearing in today's issue of the 
Christian Advocate. The motion, duly seconded, 
prevailed, and the Rules were suspended. 

John W. Hawley (Pittsburgh), Chairman, pre- 
sented Report No. 1 of the Committee on Minis- 
try, Calendar No. 5 (DCA-53), subject, "Receiv- 
ing Ministers from Other Churches," and, on his 
motion, duly seconded, it was adopted. For Report 
see page 667. 

At the request of Albert E. Day (Southern Cali- 
fornia-Arizona), Chairman of the Committee on 
Evangelism, the Conference granted permission 
for the Committee to withdraw Report No. 6, Cal- 
endar No. 6 (DCA-53), that it might be presented 
later in connection with the larger program being 



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prepared in co-operation with the Council of 
Bishops and the Committee of Twenty-one. For 
Report see page 594. 

Albert E. Day (Southern California-Arizona), 
Chairman, stated that there was a typographical 
error in the printing of Report No. 1 of the Com- 
mittee, listed under Calendar No. 7 (DAC-53) in 
that it was a Non-concurrent Report, and is not 
properly before the Conference at this time. 

Leslie J. Lyons (*) (Southwest Missouri), 
Chairman, moved that the Rules of Order be sus- 
pended for the consideration and action on Report 
No. 2 of the Committee on Judicial Administration 
(DCA-53), Calendar No. 8, appearing in today's 
issue of the Christian Advocate, page 53, Subject, 
"Declaratory Decisions." The motion, duly sec- 
onded, prevailed, and the Rules were suspended. 
The Report was adopted on motion of Leslie J. 
Lyons (*) (Southwest Missouri), duly seconded. 
For Report see page 610. 

After various announcements, the Conference 
stood for a moment in silent prayer, according to 
previous action, and adjourned at 12 :33 p.m., with 
the benediction, prouonced by Bishop Francis J. 
McConnell. 



APRIL 29 

Fourth Day 

Saturday 

Morning 

Report No 1 
Evangelism 



Report No. 2 
Judicial Ad- 
ministration 



Adjournment 



FIFTH DAY, SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 1944, 
EVENING SESSION 

Pursuant to adjournment, the General Confer- 
ence of The Methodist Church convened at 8:00 
P.M., Sunday evening, April 30, 1944, with Bishop 
Robert E. Jones in the Chair. 

Previous to the beginning of the session, an 
orchestral meditation was given from 7:30 p.m. 
to 8:00 p.m. by the orchestra of the Southwest 
High School of Kansas City, Missouri, under the 
direction of Mr. Logan Zahn. 

Seated on the platform were the Chancel, Saint 
Cecelia and Bobby Watkins Memorial Choirs from 



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Fifth Day 
Sunday 
Evening 

Bishop Jones 
Presidine 



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APRIL 30 

Fifth Day 
Siinday 
Evening 



Bishop Carle- 
ton Lacy 



Bishop E. C. 
Balloch 



Bishop 
Broomfield 
Takes 
Offering 



Bishop 

J. Waskom 
Pickett 



Bishop W. Y. 
Chen 



Linwood Methodist Church and the Senior Choir 
of the Centennial Methodist Church of Kansas 
City, Missouri. In the upper balcony, at the rear of 
the Convention Hall, the Chapel Choir of the Lin- 
wood Methodist Church was seated. The Linwood 
Choirs were directed by J. Max Kruwel, Minister 
of Music, and Mary Hargis White, Associate. The 
director of the Centennial Choir was J. Oliver 
Morrison. Mrs. Grace Jefferson, pianist, accom- 
panied the Centennial Choir and J. Max Kruwel 
was at the pipe organ. 

The Processional Hymn was "God of Our Fa- 
thers, Whose Almighty Hand." This was followed 
by an antiphonal, "Jesus Stand Among Us," after 
which the congregation joined in singing "From 
All That Dwell Below the Skies." 

Bishop Carleton Lacy of China read the Scrip- 
ture lesson from Philippians, first chapter, verses 
9 to 26 inclusive, after which Bishop Enrique C. 
Balloch of South America led in prayer. 

The combined choirs sang "The Holy City" in an 
antiphonal arrangement, solos being rendered by 
Buddy Armstrong, boy soprano; Rebecca Bissell, 
soprano; Donna McQuerry, soprano; and Joan 
Havens, contralto. 

Bishop John C. Broomfield, Resident Bishop, 
presided over the taking of the offertory, an offer- 
tory anthem, "Listen to the Lambs," being sung 
by the Centennial Methodist Choir. 

Bishop Robert E. Jones presented Bishop J. 
Waskom Pickett of India, who gave an address 
based on Philippians 1:17, "I am set for the de- 
fense of the Gospel." At the close of the message, 
the congregation arose and joined in singing the 
Doxology. For Address see page 893. 

Bishop Robert E. Jones next presented Bishop 
Wen-yuan Chen of China, who addressed the Con- 
ference on the subject, "The March of Methodism 
in China Today and Tomorrow," basing his re- 



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marks on the closing sentence of the twenty- 
eighth verse of the second chapter of Joel, "Your 
old men shall dream dreams, and your young men 
shall see visions." At the close of the message the 
audience stood and joined in singing "The Gloria." 
For Address see page 900. 

Bishop Robert E. Jones then presented Bishop 
Eleazar Guerra of the Methodist Church of Mexi- 
co for the closing address of the evening. Bishop 
Guerra gave a graphic account of the progress of 
the Mexican Methodist Church. For Address see 
page 908. 

At the close of the address the Conference stood 
and joined in singing one verse of "Blest Be the 
Tie That Binds" and adjourned with the benedic- 
tion, pronounced by Bishop Edwin F. Lee of 
Malaya and the Philippine Islands, the massed 
choirs singing a choral response. 



APRIL SO 

Fifth Day 
Sunday 
Evening 



Bishop Elea- 
zar Guerra 



Bishop Edwin 
F. Lee 



SIXTH DAY, MONDAY, MAY 1, 1944, 
MORNING SESSION 

The General Conference convened in the session 
of the sixth day on Monday, May 1, 1944, at 8 : 30 
A.M., with Bishop W. Walter Peele in the Chair. 

Bishop Peele announced that the devotional 
.service would be conducted by Bishop John C. 
Broomfield. 

Bishop Broomfield announced Hymn 379, "I 
Love Thy Kingdom, Lord," the Conference rising 
and joining in the singing, led by Prof. James R. 
Houghton. The prayer "For the Church," found on 
page 515 of the Methodist Hymnal, and the Apos- 
tles' Creed were read by the Conference in unison. 
Bishop Broomfield leading. Bishop Broomfield 
brought the Devotional Address on the theme 
"Placing a Proper Value upon the Church," using 
as the basis of his remarks Ephesians 1 :1, "To the 
saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in 
Christ Jesus." At the close of the Address the Con- 



MAY 1 

Sixth Day 
Monday 
Morning 



Bishop Peele 
Presiding 



Devotions : 
Bishop 
Broomfield 



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MAT 1 

Sixth Day 
Monday 
Morning 

Journal 
Report 



ference stood and sang "America," during which 
salutes were given the American and Christian 
flags. 

Bishop Peele called the Conference to order for 
business, and the Report of the Committee on 
Journal (DB-67) was adopted, as follows: 



"We have examined the Journal of Saturday morning, 
April 29, and Sunday evening, April 30, and find them 
correct." 

Fred'k L. Pedersen, Chairman; 

A. M. Carter, Secretary. 



Glenn R. 
Phillips 



Cassius E. 
Street 



^Bro^^y Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, Secretary of the 

^keT Council of Bishops, was recognized for an impor- 

statement tant announcement of the action taken by the 

Council of Bishops relative to the question of the 

proper treatment, by way of entertainment, for 

the Negro delegates to the General Conference, 

Glenn R. Phillips (Southern California- Ari- 
zona), Chairman of the Committee on Courtesies 
and Privileges, presented several matters, and 
action was taken on each separately, as indicated : 
1. Presented Cassius E. Street (Southwest Mis- 
souri), who in turn introduced Rabbi Samuel 
Mayerberg of the Temple, Kansas City, Missouri, 
with the statement that the candelabra used on 
the platform had been furnished by Rabbi Mayer- 
^ Ma' erte?"^' berg and the Temple. Rabbi Mayerberg briefly ad- 
dressed the Conference, closing with the following 
words : 

"May I ask that old traditional blessing upon you that 
you find with me in our Bible: 'May the Lord bless you 
and keep you; may the Lord enlighten His countenance 
upon you and be gracious unto you. May the Lord lift up 
His countenance upon you and grant you peace. Amen," 



Bishop H. 
Lester 
Smith 
Introduces 
Wivea of 
Bishops 



The Conference stood and applauded. 

2. Requested Bishop H. Lester Smith, Presi- 
dent of the Council of Bishops, to introduce the 
wives of the Bishops who were not present Satur- 



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day morning. Bishop H. Lester Smith introduced 
Mrs. Robert E. Jones, Mrs. Francis J. McConnell, 
Mrs. Enrique C. Balloch and Mrs. J. Lloyd Decell. 
The Conference stood and applauded. 

3. On behalf of the Committee on Courtesies 
and Privileges moved that the Memorial Service 
be held at the devotional period tomorrow morn- 
ing, Tuesday, May 2, 1944, that period to be ex- 
tended to fifteen minutes, allowing from 8:30 to 
9:15 A.M. for the Memorial Service; that Bishop 
J. Ralph Magee would preside, and Bishop Clare 
Purcell would bring the Address. The motion, duly 
seconded, prevailed. 

4. On a question of high privilege, requested 
that Roy L. Smith (Southern California-Arizona) 
be granted the floor. This was done and Roy L. 
Smith (Southern California- Arizona) presented 
the following paper (DB-68) : 



MAY 1 

Sixth Day 
Mondav 
Mornina 



Memorial 
Service 
Ordered 



Roy L. Smith 



GROVER CARLTON EMMONS 
1886-1944 

Methodist people everywhere have heard with pro- 
found grief of the sudden passing of Dr. Grover Carlton 
Emmons, a servant of this Genei'al Conference, and af- 
fectionately known to all as the Editor and Creator of the 
devotional magazine, The Upper Room. 

He died unexpectedly on the evening of Friday, April 
14, 1944, at his home in Nashville, Tenn. The members of 
this General Conference, personally and officially, extend 
to his widow, Helen Boulware Emmons, and to his daugh- 
ter, the two sons, and to his aged mother, our Christian 
greetings and sincere sympathy. 

Dr. Emmons began his ministi-y in the former Meth- 
odist Episcopal Church, South, where from 1912 through 
1930 he held impoi-tant pastorates. He became Presiding 
Elder of the Los Angeles District. In 1934 he was called 
to be Secretary of the Department of Home Missions 
Evangelism and Hospitals of the Board of Missions, serv- 
ing in that capacity until Unification. He was a member 
of the General Conference of 1930, 1934 and 1938. In 
1939 he was a member of the Uniting Conference, and 
the 1940 General Conference of the new Church saw him 
a delegate. 



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MAY 1 As Co-ordinate Executive Secretary of the General 

Sixth Dav Commission on Evangelism his service to the Church has 

Monday been invaluable. His unusual business ability, together 

Morning with his far-seeing and modest spirit, has long marked 

him as an outstanding servant of the Church and the 

Kingdom. His unusual abilities have been recognized 

outside of his official positions, so that in both 1943 and 

1944 he was chosen to be the Executive Secretary of the 

Week of Dedication. 

But Dr. Emmon's special monument will remain his 
remarkable creation, The Uj^joer Room. Following the 
long-time dream which came to him for a devotional guide 
for those who wish to cultivate the acquaintance of God, 
this remarkable devotional magazine came to light in 
April, 1935. From a first edition of 100,000 it has grown 
to a paid circulation of over 2,000,000 and its ministry 
has gone around the world and embraces all communions. 
It is not only published in English but in Korean, Hin- 
dustanian, Spanish, Poi-tuguese and the end is not yet. A 
quarter of a million copies go with each issue to our men 
in the armed forces around the world. All of this means 
that the ruling passion of Grover Emmons was to bring 
the knowledge of Christ to all peoples everywhere. 

The funeral services were held at the Belmont Meth- 
odist Church in Nashville on Saturday afternoon, April 15. 

"While we miss his living presence, 
There's a light to pierce our gloom. 
For we know he still is serving, 
Living in God's Upper Room." 



Paper Ordered 
to Record 



L. O. Hartman 
Moves Sus- 
pension of 
Rules 



On motion of Roy L. Smith (Southern Califor- 
nia-Arizona), duly seconded, the above paper, by 
a standing vote, was made a part of the records 
of this General Conference, and a copy ordered 
furnished the family and also published in The 
Christian Advocate. 

5. Requested that Lewis 0. Hartman (New 
England), Chairman of the Committee on Central 
Conferences, be granted the privilege of the floor 
for the presentation of an important matter relat- 
ing to the Central Conference. By common consent 
this was done, and Lewis 0. Hartman (New Eng- 
land) moved that the Rules of Order be suspended 



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for the introduction of a Resolution to facilitate ^^^ ' 

the work of the Committee on Central Confer- ^""^"^ ^''' 

ences. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed, and mI"„°", 
the Rules were suspended. 

Lewis 0. Hartman (New England) presented H^oiution. l. 

^ o / I ■ O. Hartman 

the following Resolution (DB-69) and moved its 
adoption: - 

Resolved, That in order to provide adequate super- 
vision for Central Conferences and Provisional Central 
Conferences, as need may arise, the General Conference 
shall elect one or more Missionary Bishops for administra- 
tion in such areas. 



The motion being duly seconded, Lew 0. Hart- 
man (New England) spoke to the same. 

George M. Davenport (North Alabama) moved 
that the paper be referred to the Judicial Council 
for their decision as to its constitutionality. J. 
Edgar Skillington (Central Pennsylvania) made 
the point of order that as the Resolution had not 
been acted on by the Conference, there was noth- 
ing to refer. The Chair ruled the point well taken. 

W. Marvette Curtis (Alabama) moved as a sub- w m. curtiss 

Moves 

stitute for the Hartman Resolution the provisions substitute 
of Paragraphs 35 and 431, section 5, of the 1940 
Discipline of The Methodist Church, which reads 
as follows (DB-70) : 



G. M Daven- 
port Moves 
Reference 



J. Edgar 
Skillington 
Point of 
Order 



Par. 35. Art. II. The Bishops shall be elected by the re- 
spective Jurisdictional, and Central Conferences and or- 
dained or consecrated in the historic manner of Episcopal 
Methodism at such time and place as may be fixed by the 
General Conference. 

Par. 431. 5. The General Conference shall make pro- 
vision for the Episcopal supervision of work in the 
territory outside the United States which is not now 
included in Central Conferences. 



J. Edgar Skillington (Central Pennsylvania) ^^^^, ^ 
.spoke against the Curtis substitute. 'carpenter 

/-I /-\ r^ Moves tn 

Guy 0. Carpenter (Indiana) moved to lay the h^l,"" 

T able 



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MAY 1 

Sixth Day 
Monday 
Morving 

A. W. Pugh 
Raises 
Question 



C. C. BeJl 



Leon T. Moore 
Moves 
Previous 
Question 



N. B. Harmon, 
Jr., Raises 
Question 



T. Morton 
McDonald 
Makes 
Point of 
Order 



Motion of 
J. Edgar 
Skillington 
Appealing 
to Judicial 
Council 



substitute on the table, but withdrew his motion, 
since it would take everything connected with the 
pending matter, if the motion were adopted. 

A. Wesley Pugh (North Indiana) asked the 
question if it would weaken the Resolution if the 
word "may" was substituted for the word "shall." 
Lewis 0. Hartman (New England) i^eplied that 
it would, and that the proposed change could not 
be accepted. 

C. Cooper Bell (Virginia) spoke against the 
Resolution. 

Leon T. Moore (Philadelphia) moved the pre- 
vious question. The motion, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed, and the previous question was ordered. 

Nolan B. Harmon, Jr. (Virginia) , asked if there 
are at present provisions for missionary Bishops 
in The Methodist Church. Lewis 0. Hartman (New 
England) replied that there is, and that we have 
two missionary Bishops now at work, one in Ma- 
laya and the other in Africa. 

T. Morton McDonald (*) (Indiana) made the 
point of order that, as the provisions are already 
in the Discipline, the substitute of W. Marvette 
Curtiss (Alabama) was not in order. The Chair 
ruled the motion to substitute was properly before 
the Conference. 

The motion to substitute, being put, did not pre- 
vail. The Resolution of Lewis 0. Hartman (New 
England) was adopted. 

On motion of J. Edgar Skillington (Central 
Pennsylvania), duly seconded, the following was 
unanimously adopted (DB-71) : 



"In accordance with the provisions of Paragraph 604 
of the Discipline I move an appeal to the Judicial Council 
to determine the constitutionality of the action just taken 
relating to the proposed election of Missionary Bishops." 



Hazen G. 
Werner 



6. Requested that Hazen G. Werner (Ohio), 
Chairman of the Committee on Fraternal Dele- 



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gates, be recognized for a privileged matter. The 
request was granted by common consent. Hazen 
G. Werner (Ohio) introduced Mr. Elias Hernan- 
dez, (*) Fraternal Delegate from the Methodist 
Church of Mexico, who brought fraternal greet- 
ings from that Church. (See Fraternal Addresses, 
page 891 . Senor Hernandez spoke in Spanish, 
Milton C. Davis (*) (Methodist Church of Mex- 
ico), President of the Union Theological Seminary 
of Mexico, acting as interpreter. 

Dr. Benjamin C. Roberson, Fraternal Delegate 
from the African Methodist Episcopal Zion 
Church, was then introduced by Hazen G. Werner 
(Ohio). Dr. Roberson brought fraternal greetings 
from that Church. (See Fraternal Addresses, page 
883.) 

George W. Henson (Philadelphia), as a matter 
of high privilege for the Conference, moved that 
the Chairmen of Committees 1 to 8 be excused for 
ten minutes to map out a program to be taken up 
after recess this morning. The motion, duly sec- 
onded, prevailed. 

7. Requested that J. Edgar Skillington (Cen- 
tral Pennsylvania) be heard on an important mat- 
ter connected with the appeal to the Judicial Coun- 
cil on the constitutionality of the proposed election 
of Missionary Bishops. By common consent this 
was done, and J. Edgar Skillington (Central Penn- 
sylvania) moved that the Committee on Central 
Conferences be directed to select one man to repre- 
sent each side of the question before the Judicial 
Council. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

8. Glenn R. Phillips (Southern California-Ari- 
zona), Chairman of the Committee on Courtesies 
and Privileges, at the request of certain Bishops 
and the Chairman of the Committee on Rules, 
moved that Rule 21 of the Rules of Order, dealing 
with the presentation of minority and majority 
Reports be referred to the Committee on Rules for 



MAY I 

Sixth Dw 

Monday 

Morniny 

Elias 

Hernandez 
Presented 



Milton C. 
Davis 
Translates 



Dr. B. C. 
Roberson 
Presented 



Chairmen 
Excused 



Motion 
J. Edgar 
Skillington 
re Appeal 
to Judicial 
Council 



Motion. Glenn 
R. Phillips 
rr Rules 



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MAY 1 

Sixth Day 
Monday 
Morning 

Franeee R. 
Bayley 
Granted 
Privileges 
of Floor 



Motion 
Benjamin F 
Schwartz 
re F. D. 
Roosevelt 



clarification. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

J. Edgar Skillington (Central Pennsylvania) 
moved that the privilege of the floor be granted to 
Francis R. Bayley, President of the Judicial Coun- 
cil, for a statement. This w^as done by common 
consent, and Francis R. Bayley stated that the 
Judicial Council would be glad to hear the argu- 
ments on both sides concerning the election of 
Missionary Bishops in the Judicial Council Room, 
on the mezzanine floor of the Muelbach Hotel, at 
3 P.M. today. 

Benjamin F. Schwartz (Nebraska) as a matter 
of high privilege presented the following (DB- 
72) : 



"I move that the Secretary be instructed to prepare a 
suitable greeting to the Honorable Franklin D. Roosevelt, 
President of the United States and Commander-in-Chief 
of our Armed Force.s, in which ^e express to him our 
lively interest in the profound issues, both domestic and 
international, w^hich he faces as the Chief Executive of the 
Nation, and that we assure him of our continued earnest 
prayer that he be granted wisdom from Almighty God 
that he may render leadership worthy of a nation whose 
God is the Lord, and whose mission is that 'under God 
government of the people, for the people, and by the people 
shall not perish from the earth.' " 



W. F. Bryan 
Moves to 
Refer 



Fred D. Stone 
Moves to 
Amend 



Nominations 
for General 
Commission 
on World 
Service and 
Finance 



The motion was duly seconded. Winfred F. 
Bryan (Texas) moved that the matter be referred 
to the Committee on Courtesies and Privileges. 
The motion was duly seconded, but did not prevail. 
Fred D. Stone (Rock River) moved that the mo- 
tion be amended so that the greetings to the Presi- 
dent include only the expression of our greetings 
and our prayers for his direction under the Spirit 
of God (DB-73) . The amendment was accepted by 
Benjamin F. Schwartz (Nebraska), and the mo- 
tion, as amended, was adopted. 

Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, Secretary of the 
Council of Bishops, was recognized, and presented 



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279 



the following nominations (DB-74) for the Gen- ^^^ ' 
eral Commission on World Service and Finance : ^'"" ^'"'^ 
Northeastern Jurisdiction: C. W. Kitto (Philadel- „ 

^ M or III tip 

phia), L. W. Stringfellow (New Hampshire), W. 
Clyde Sykes (*) (Northern New York), Henry 
Gilligan (*) (Baltimore); Southeastern: Henry 
W. Blackburn (Florida), Costen J. Harrell (Ten- 
nessee), Luther W. Wells (*) (Virginia), 
William F. McMurry (*) (Memphis); Central 
Jurisdiction: Gradison M. Phelps (North Caro- 
lina), Amos L. Holland (Mississippi), Samuel J, 
McDonald (*) (South Carolina), J. E. Wilkins 
(*) (Lexington); North Central Jurisdiction: 
Charles W. Brashares (Detroit), Richard C. 
Raines (Northern Minnesota) , Herschel R. Snave- 
ly (*) (Illinois), George R. Klein (*), (North- 
East Ohio); South Central Jurisdiction: A. E. 
Kirk (Kansas), R. F. Curl (Southwest Texas). 
J. T. Thompson (*) (Little Rock), Frank L. Mc- 
Neny (*) (North Texas) ; Western Jurisdiction: . 
H. Guy Goodsell (Oregon), W. P. Rankin (Cali- 
fornia), J. Wesley Hole (*) (Southern California- 
Arizona), A. Raymond Reeves (*) (Montana). 
On motion of Frederick L. Pedersen (Pacific 
Northwest) , duly seconded, the nominees were • 
elected as members of the General Commission on 
World Service and Finance. 

Bishop Oxnam stated that the Council of Bish- 
ops had received a telegram relative to possible 
changes in the law which may effect the 15% de- 
duction for charitable purposes on the income tax 
(DB-75). Motion of Frederick L. Pedersen (Pa- 
cific Northwest), duly seconded, prevailed, refer- 
ring the telegram, without reading, to the Commit- 
tee on Temporal Economy. 

Matthew S. Davage (Louisiana, C). was recog- ^- ^ ""^"t^^ 
nized, and, in behalf of the members of the Central 
Jurisdiction, expressed their deep appreciation of 
the stand taken by the Council of Bishops, as set 



I Elected 



Bishop G. 
Bromley 
Oxnam 
and 
TeleKram 



280 



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MAY 1 

Sixth Day 
Monday 
Morning 



J. N. R. Score 
Moves Order 
of the Day 



Recess 



Presiding: 
Officer 
Announced 



Calendar 



forth by Bishop G. Bromley Oxnara earlier in to- 
day's session, relative to the question of proper 
treatment by way of entertainment for the Negro 
Delegates to the General Conference. 

On motion of J. N. R. Score (Central Texas), 
duly seconded, consideration of the Report of the 
Commission on Ritual and Orders of Worship was 
made the Order of the Day for Wednesday, May 
3, 1944, immediately after the morning recess. 

Bishop Peele declared the Conference to be in 
recess for ten minutes. 

Bishop Peele called the Conference to order at 
the expiration of the recess period, and stated that 
Dr. James R. Houghton would lead the Conference 
in a hymn. Dr. James R. Houghton announced, and 
the Conference joined in singing. Hymn 240, 
"What a Friend We Have in Jesus." 

Isaac E. Miller (Ohio), Chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Presiding Officers, announced that Bish- 
op Wilbur E. Hammaker would preside at Tues- 
day morning's session. May 2, 1944. 

George W. Henson (Philadelphia), Chairman 
of the Committee of Chairmen, was recognized and 
outlined the plan agreed upon by the Chairmen of 
Committees 1 to 8 for the consideration of the 
Calendar at this session of the Conference, and 
moved that the Rules of Order be suspended for 
consideration and action on the following Reports 
appearing in today's Christian Advocate: Minis- 
try, Calendar Numbers 19, 20, 21 ; Education, Cal- 
endar Numbers 31, 32 ; Publishing Interests, Cal- 
endar Numbers 24, 25, 26, 27, 28; Conferences, 
Calendar Numbers 30, 36, 37 ; State of the Church, 
Calendar Number 23. The motion, duly seconded, 
prevailed, and the Rules of Order were suspended 
for consideration and action on the above named 
Reports. 

Edgar R. Heckman (Central Pennsylvania), 
First Assistant Secretary, and in charge of the 



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281 



Calendar, proceeded with the call of the Calendar 
as agreed upon by the Committee of Chairmen. 

Report No. 1, Committee on State of the Church, 
Calendar No. 10 (DCA-54), subject "Over.sea.s 
Relief," was presented by Ernest Fremont Tittle 
(Rock River), Chairman, and, on his motion, duly 
seconded, was adopted. For Report see page 722. 

Report No. 1, Committee on Interdenomination- 
al Relations, Calendar No. 12 (DCA-55), subject 
"Ecumenical Methodist Conference," was pre- 
sented by Nolan B. Harmon, Jr. (Virginia), Chair- 
man, with the request that Paul N. Garber (West- 
ern North Carolina), Secretary of the Ecumenical 
Methodist Council, Western Section, speak to the 
Report. Paul N. Garber (Western North Carolina) 
spoke to the Report, after which it was adopted, 
on motion of Nolan B. Harmon, Jr. (Virginia), 
duly seconded. For Report see page 603. 

Report No. 1 of the Committee on Membership, 
Lay Activities and Temporal Economy, Calendar 
No. 13 (DCA-55), subject "Church Membership," 
was presented by Schuyler E. Garth (North-East 
Ohio), at the request of Ray H. Nichols (*) 
(Northwest Texas), Chairman of the Committee. 
Schuyler E. Garth (North-East Ohio) requested 
permission, by common consent, to make a correc- 
tion in the printed Report. Consent being unani- 
mously given, the following correction was made 
(DB-76) : substitute for the word "otherwise" in 
line nine. Paragraph D, page 55 DCA, column 3, 
the words "other evidence of their recognition of 
their membership vows." 

H. Wendell Ware (West Virginia) moved to 
amend, as follows (DB-77) : 



MAY 1 

Sixth Day 
Monday 
Morn in (J 

Report No. 1 
State of 
Church 



Report No. 1 
Interdenom- 
inational 
Rclat ionH 



Report No. 1 
Membership, 
LA-TE 



H. Wendell 
Ware Moves 
to Amend 



Section A, line 4, delete "and .substituting therefor the 
Active and Inactive." 

In place of Sections B, C, D, and E of the Report make 
word 'Inactive.' " Line 7, strike out the words^ "both 
Section B to read "Delete all of Part II, Section IV of the 



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MAY 1 

Sixth Day 
Mondau 
Mo-rninp 

Amendment 

Lost 



B. W. Meeks 
Moves to 
Amend 



Amendment 
Accepted 



Report No. 5 
Publishing 
Interests 



M. C. Redwine 
L. H. Hough 



Report No. 6 
Publishing 
Interests 



Report No. 7 
Publishing 
Interests 



1940 Discipline except Paragraph 148 (and place Para- 
graph 148 in Part II, Section V). 

The motion to amend being seconded, H. Wendell 
Ware (West Virginia) spoke to the same. J. 
Edgar Skillington (Central Pennsylvania) and 
Schuyler E. Garth (North-East Ohio) spoke 
against the Ware amendment. The amendment did 
not prevail. 

Benjamin W. Meeks (Baltimore) moved to 
amend Section G, page 56 DCA, column 1, by de- 
leting the words "removed without certificate" 
found in line 14 (DB-78). The amendment was 
accepted by Schuyler E. Garth (North-East Ohio) 
for the Committee, there being no objection raised 
by any member of the Committee or of the Con- 
ference, and, on his motion, duly seconded, the 
Report was adopted. For Report see page 632. 

Report No. 5 of the Committee on Publishing 
Interests, Calendar No. 16 DCA 56, subject "Co- 
ordination of Good Literature," was presented by 
W. Angie Smith (North Texas), Chairman, who 
moved its adoption. The motion was duly seconded. 

Marcus C. Redwine (*) (Kentucky) spoke 
against the Report. Lynn Harold Hough (New 
York East) spoke in favor of the Report. The 
Report was adopted. For Report see page 705. 

Report No. 6, Committee on Publishing Inter- 
ests, Calendar No. 17, DCA 56, subject "Depart- 
ment of Public Information of The Methodist 
Church," was presented by W. Angie Smith 
(North Texas), Chairman, who moved its adop- 
tion. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed, and 
the Report was adopted. For Report see page 705. 

Report No. 7, Committee on Publishing Inter- 
ests, Calendar No. 18, DCA 57, subject "Annual 
Conference Records," was presented by W. Angie 
Smith (North Texas) , Chairman, with a statement 
that there was a typographical error in the num- 
ber recorded voting against the Report, as the Re- 



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283 



port was adopted by a unanimous vote. On mo- 
tion of W. Angle Smith (North Texas), Chair- 
man, duly seconded, the Report was adopted. For 
Report see page 706. 

Report No. 2, Committee on Ministry, Calendar 
No. 19, DCA 68, subject "Ad Interim Licensing 
Committee," was presented by John W. Hawley 
(Pittsburgh), Chairman, who moved its adoption. 
John R. Kenney (California) raised the question 
as to the effect of this amendment in Conferences 
which do not have District Conferences. John W. 
Hawley (Pittsburgh), Chairman, requested per- 
mission to withdraw the Report, in order that a 
conference might be had with the Committee on 
Conferences, which was dealing with the same 
matter. By common consent the request was grant- 
ed and the Report was withdrawn. For Report 
see page 667. 

Report No. 3, Committee on Ministry, Calen- 
dar No. 21, DCA 68, subject "Reports of Local 
Preachers," was presented by John W. Hawley 
(Pittsburgh), Chairman, and, on his motion, duly 
seconded, was adopted. For Report see page 668. 

Report No. 4, Committee on Ministry, Calendar 
No. 20, DCA 68, subject "Duties of Ministerial 
Members of an Annual Conference," was presented 
by John W. Hawley (Pittsburgh), Chairman, and, 
on his motion, duly seconded, was adopted. For 
Report see page 668. 

Report No. 8, Committee on Publishing Inter- 
ests, Calendar No. 24, DCA 68, subject "Rearrang- 
ing Sections IV and VI of the Discipline," was 
presented by W. Angle Smith (North Texas), 
Chairman, who asked common consent to postpone 
action on this Report until the Committee on Pub- 
lishing Interests could have a conference with the 
Committee on Central Conferences. The request 
was unanimously granted. See page 307. 

Report No. 9, Committee on Publishing Inter- 



MAY 1 

Sixth Dav 
Monday 
Morning 



Report No. 
Ministry 



Report No. 3 
Ministry 



Report No. 4 
Ministry 



Report No. 
Publishing 
Interests 



Report No. 9 
Publishing 
Interests 



284 



Journal of the 19 H General Conference 



MAY 1 

Sixth Day 
Monday 
Manning 



H. L. Lambdin 
Moves to 
Substitute 



ests, Calendar No. 25, subject "Rearrangement of 
Materials in 'Discipline' Dealing with the Local 
Church," was presented by W. Angie Smith 
(North Texas), Chairman, who asked common 
consent to change the words "the basic" at the 
end of line 1 of the first paragraph of the Report 
and substitute therefor the words "an important." 
Common consent was unanimously given. W. An- 
gie Smith (North Texas), Chairman, moved the 
adoption of the Report, and the motion was duly 
seconded. 

Henry L. Lambdin (Newark) moved to amend 
by substituting under Chapter I, The Pastoral 
Charge, the following (DB-79) : 



M. A. Morrill 
Raises Point 
of Order 



The visible Church of Christ is a fellowship of faith- 
ful men under God the Holy Spirit, united for worship 
and service, maintaining the preaching of the pure Word 
of God, and the due administration of the Sacraments, 
affirming the personal experience of the saving gi'ace of 
Jesus Christ and the witness of the Spirit, and mani- 
festing the love of God that is shed abroad in the heart 
through the Holy Spirit. 

Miron A. Morrill (Minnesota) raised the point 
of order, can the General Conference amend Arti- 
cle of Religion No. XIII? 

The Chair ruled the point well taken, as it in- 
volved a constitutional matter. Henry L. Lambdin 
(Newark) and W. Angie Smith (North Texas) 
both spoke to the pending matter. Bishop W. 
Walter Peele then made the following statement : 



Bishop Peele's 
Statement 



Motion of 
Daniel L. 
Marsh to 
Refer 



"The Chairman would like to apologize to the brother. 
His motion to substitute is not a change of the Article of 
Religion, but to substitute this in lieu of the Article of 
Religion in this paragraph, and he is in order." 

Henry L. Lambdin (Newark) spoke in further 
support of his motion to substitute. 

Motion of Daniel L. Marsh (New England), 
duly seconded, prevailed, referring the Report 



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285 



back to the Committee for further consideration 
and report to this body. See page 296. 

Report No. 10, Committee on Publishing In- 
terests, Calendar No. 26, DCA 69, subject "Com- 
mission on Records, Forms, and Statistical 
Blanks," was presented by W. Angie Smith (North 
Texas), Chairman, who moved its adoption. The 
motion was duly seconded. 

Costen J. Harrell (Tennessee) moved to amend 
by adding after the word "Superintendents" in 
line eleven the following "and a representative 
from the General Commission on World Service 
and Finance, or from the office of the Central 
Treasury" (DB-80). W. Angie Smith (North Tex- 
as), Chairman, accepted the amendment, there be- 
ing no objection raised by any member of the 
Committee or of the Conference. The Report was 
adopted. For Report see page 710. 

Report No. 2, Committee on Education, Calen- 
dar 31, DCA 70, subject "Increasing Sunday 
School Attendance," was presented by Daniel L. 
Marsh (New England), Chairman, and, on his 
motion, duly seconded, was adopted. For Report 
see page 546. 

Daniel L. Marsh (New England), Chairman, 
stated there was a typographical error in the num- 
bering of the Reports, Calendar No. 31 is Report 
No. 2 instead of No. 4 and Calendar No. 32 is 
Report No. 3 instead of No. 5. 

Report No. 3, Committee on Education, Calen- 
dar No. 32, DCA 70, subject "Increasing Enroll- 
ment and Attendance of the Church School," was 
presented by Daniel L. Marsh (New England), 
Chairman, and, on his motion, duly seconded, was 
referred to the General Board of Education. For 
Report see page 547. 

Report No. 1, Committee on Conferences, Cal- 
endar No. 30, DCA 70, subject "Lay Member of 
Annual Conference Added to Quarterly Confer- 



MAY 1 

Sixth Day 
Monday 
Morning 

Report No. 10 
Publishing 
Interests 



Costen J. Uui- 
rell Moves 
to Amend 



Report No. 2 
Education 



Daniel L. 
Marsh Pre- 
sents Report 



Report No. 3 
Education 



Report No. 1 
Conferenoea 



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MAY 1 

Sixth Day 

Monday 

Morning 

A. W. Martin 

Earl R. Brown 

C. W. Caldwell 
Moves to 
Amend 



Mrs. F. A. 
Lamb 

Daniel L. 
Marsh, A. 
W. Martin 

Miron A. 
Morrill 

Benjamin W. 
Meeks 
Moves to 
Amend 



Miron A. 
Morrill 

J. Ed Fain 

D. Stewart 
Patterson 

R. Gammon 
Morris 
Moves 
Previous 
Question 



Bishop G. 
BromJey 
Oxnam 
Presents 
Reports 



ence," was presented by George W. Henson (Phila- 
delphia), Chairman, who moved its adoption. The 
motion was duly seconded. Albert W. Martin 
(North Arkansas) and Earl R. Brown (North- 
East Ohio) spoke to the Report. 

Charles W. Caldwell (South Carolina, C) moved 
to amend by deleting the words "Lay Member of 
the Annual Conference" following the words "Lay 
Leader" at the beginning of line 6, second para- 
graph (DB-81). The motion was duly seconded. 
The amendment did not prevail. 

Mrs. Fred A. Lamb (*) (Southwest Missouri), 
Daniel L. Marsh (New England), Albert W. Mar- 
tin (North Arkansas) spoke to the Report. Miron 
A. Morrill (Minnesota) moved to recommit to the 
Committee for clarification. Benjamin W. Meeks 
(Baltimore) moved to amend the motion to re- 
commit to the Committee on Conferences, by add- 
ing that the Committee on Conferences confer 
with the Committee on Education before report- 
ing back to the General Conference. The amend- 
ment was accepted by Miron A. Morrill (Minne- 
sota) . J. Ed Fain (South Georgia) and D. Stewart 
Patterson (*) (Baltimore) spoke to the Report. 

R. Gammon Morris (Lexington) moved the pre- 
vious question. The motion, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed, and the previous question was ordered. 
The motion to recommit was adopted. For Report 
see page 532. 

Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, Secretary of the 
Council of Bishops, was recognized, and read the 
Preamble (DB-82) to the five Reports that are to 
be correlated under The Crusade for Christ, if the 
General Conference so orders. 

Bishop Oxnam presented the Report of the Cru- 
sade for a New World Order, and, on motion of 
Lud H. Estes (Memphis), duly seconded, it was 
referred without reading to the Continuing Com- 
mittee, but with the proposals entitled "Next 



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Steps" appearing on page 54 to be printed in the 
Daily Christian Advocate (DB-88). 

By common consent the time was extended to 
complete the matters before the Conference. 

Charles A. Jones (Ohio) presented the Report 
of the Committee of Twenty-One (DB-84), and 
also the Report of the Committee on Evangelism 
(DB-85) ; Ray H. Nichols (*) (Northwest Tex- 
as) presented Report No. 20 of the Committee on 
Membership, Lay Activities, and Temporal Econ- 
omy (DB-86) ; John Q. Schisler (North Arkansas) 
presented the Report of the Board of Education 
on Sunday School Enrollment and Attendance. 
Motion of Charles A. Jones (Ohio) , duly seconded, 
prevailed that Reports be received, and printed in 
the Daily Christian Advocate without reading. 

On motion of Charles A. Jones (Ohio), duly 
seconded, consideration of the Preamble, and the 
five Reports listed above, was made the Order of 
the Day for Wednesday, May 3, 1944, immediately 
following the Report of the Committee on Cour- 
tesies and Privileges. 

Fred D. Stone (Rock River) stated that the 
publishers of the Daily Christian Advocate would 
do their best to have the Reports printed in time 
for consideration Wednesday morning, but that 
the printers were approaching the bottleneck in 
the production of the Daily Christian Advocate. 

Motion of George W. Henson (Philadelphia), 
duly seconded, prevailed that when we adjourn it 
be to meet tonight in regular session at 7 : 30 P.M., 
and that from 7:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M., the Confer- 
ence would be favored with a concert given by 
the Seminary Singers of Boston University School 
of Theology, as a part of the Conference session. 

Motion of Lewis 0. Hartman (New England), 
duly seconded, prevailed, that a suitable message 
of greeting, signed by the President of this session 



MAY 1 

Sixth Day 
Monday 
Morninp 

Charle« A. 
Jonee 

Ray H. 
Nichols 

John Q. 
Schisler 



Motion of 
Charles A. 
Jones 



Order of the 
Day Set 



Fred D. Stone 
re Printing 



Night Session 
Ordered 



Greetings to 
Vincent P. 
Clarke 



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MAY 1 

Sixth Day 
Monday 
Morning 

Presiding 
Officer 
Announced 

Motion, Frank 
D. Slutz re 
Addresses 



Luther W. 
WeUs Pre- 
sents Report 
Junaluska 



Trustees Lake 
Junaluska 
Elected 



A'djoumment 



of the General Conference, and the Secretary, be 
sent to Vincent P. Clarke, a member of the Judi- 
cial Council, now overseas in the service of his 
country (DB-88). 

Isaac E. Miller (Ohio), Chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Presiding Officers, announced that Bish- 
op Clare Purcell would preside at tonight's session. 

On motion of Frank D. Slutz (Ohio), duly sec- 
onded, the addresses delivered by Bishop G. Brom- 
ley Oxnam, Dr. W. Aiken Smart, and Dr. Fred G. 
Holloway at the special meeting in the interest 
of Christian Education on Sunday afternoon, April 
30, 1944, were ordered printed in the Journal of 
the General Conference (DB-89). For addresses 
see page 868. 

Luther W. Wells (*) (Virginia) presented the 
Report of the Trustees of Lake Junaluska (DB- 
90), and by common consent it was received and 
ordered to record. For Report see page 790. 

On motion of Luther W. Wells (*) (Virginia), 
duly seconded, the following were elected Trustees 
of Lake Junaluska for an eight-year term of office : 
Elmer T. Clark, New York, N. Y. ; Edwin L. Jones, 
Charlotte, N. C. ; Benjamin H. Littleton, Wash- 
ington, D. C. ; G. L. Morelock, Chicago, 111. ; C. C. 
Norton, Spartanburg, S. C. ; Clare Purcell, Char- 
lotte, N. C. ; W. F. Quillian, New York, N. Y. ; Guy 
E. Snavely, New York, N. Y. ; and for a four-year 
term of office, the following: H. A. Dunham, Ashe- 
ville, N. C. ; R. L. Flowers, Durham, N. C. ; Paul B. 
Kern, Nashville, Tenn. ; W. A. Lambeth, Ashe- 
ville, N. C; W. Walter Peele, Richmond, Va.; 
W. S. F. Tatum, Hattiesburg, Miss.; Luther W. 
Wells, Richmond, Va. 

After various announcements, the Conference 
adjourned at 12:50 P.M. with the benediction pro- 
nounced by Bishop Herbert Welch. 



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SIXTH DAY, MONDAY, MAY 1, 1944, may i 

EVENING SESSION '"''^" °*^ 

Monday 

The General Conference convened in the eve- Rrenina 
ning session of the sixth day, at 7:30 p.m., Mon- 
day, May 1, 1944, with Bishop Clare Purcell in 
the Chair. 

Professor James R. Houghton led the Confer- ^^^^'/program 
ence in the singing of the National Anthem, "The sem^^a*r°y" 
Star-Spangled Banner," after which Dr. W. G. ^'"^^" 
Henry, of the Judicial Council, led in prayer. 

The Seminary Singers, Boston University 
School of Theolog>', under the direction of Dr. 
James R. Houghton, with Mr. Thomas Curtis, 
accompanist, gave the following concert : 

A Mighy Fortress Is Our God Martin Luther 

De Profundis (Out of the Deep) Arr. by Houghton 

Glory to That New-Born King Arr. by John W. Work 
The Seminary Singei's 

Soprano Solo: Love Has Eyes Bischop 

Nora Riggs 
A Song of Joy Gretchaninoff 

Credo (I Believe) From the Russian Liturgy. 

Gretchaninoff 
The Seniinarj"" Singers 

Reading : Gunga Din Kipling 

The Rev. Newton Fritchley of Calcutta, India 
Dear Harp of My Country (Paul Cargo, Soloist). 

Welsh Folk Song 

The Sleigh Kountz 

The Romany Life Victor Herbert 

The Seminary Singers and Nora Riggs 

OflFertory: Two Friends: a Trumpet Duet Selected 

Roland Sundberg and Charles Benton 
Chapel Quarter 

All in the April Evening Roberton 

Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray Spiritual 

R. Courtney, P. Cargo, R. Clark, D. Nothdurft 

The Creation Richter 

Boston University Hymn (Alma Mater). 

President Daniel L. Marsh 

Bishop Purcell, in well-chosen words, expressed Bishop purceii 

. ' t- bxpress 

the deep appreciation of the General Conference panks of 

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Journal of the lO^-U Ge^ieral Conference 



MAY I 

Sixth Day 
Mo-nday 
Evening 



Bishop H. Lus- 
ter Smith 
Takes Offer- 
ing 



Frances R. 
Bayley Pre- 
sents Deci- 
sions of 
Judicial 
Council 



to Dr. Houghton and the Seminary Singers for 
their fine music and ministry rendered to the Gen- 
eral Conference. Dr. Houghton appropriately re- 
plied. 

Bishop H. Lester Smith, President of the Coun- 
cil of Bishops, made a statement concerning the 
Seminary Singers, and an offering was taken 
amounting to $784.00 to help defray their expenses 
to and from Boston. 

The Committee on the Journal and the Commit- 
tee on Courtesies and Privileges stated they would 
report tomorrow morning. 

Francis R. Bayley, President of the Judicial 
Council, was recognized for a matter of high 
privilege and presented the following Decision of 
the Judicial Council (DB-91) : 



DECISION OF THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL 

Co7istitutionality of the Election 

of Missionary Bishops by the 

Generul Conference 

On Monday, May 1, 1944, the General Confer- 
ence passed the following Resolution : 

"Resolved, That in order to provide adequate super- 
vision for Central Conferences and Provisional Central 
Conferences, as need may arise, the General Conference 
shall elect one or more Missionary Bishops for adminis- 
tration of such areas." 

An appeal was taken by more than the neces- 
sary number to the Judicial. Council on the ques- 
tion of constitutionality. 

The Constitution, Paragraph 35, Article II, 
reads as follows : 



"The Bishops shall be elected by the respective Juris- 
dictional and Central Conferences, and ordained or conse- 
crated in the historic manner of Episcopal Methodism, at 
such time and place as may be fixed by the General Con- 
ference." 



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There is no provision for the election of a 
Bishop by the General Conference. 

Since the General Conference cannot go beyond 
the clear powers granted in the Constitution, we 
must declare that it would be unconstitutional for 
the General Conference to elect Missionary Bish- 
ops. 

The Judicial Council is unanimous in this opin- 
ion. 

(Signed) F. R. Bayley, President; 
(Signed) H. R. Van Deusen, Secretary. 

J. Edgar Skillington (Central Pennsylvania) 
moved that the Rules of Order be suspended for 
the session, relating to the number of members on 
the Committee on Enabling Acts and Legal Forms, 
and a quorum for the same (DB-92) , as the Rules 
of Organization adopted on the opening day called 
for a Committee of twelve members. The motion, 
duly seconded, prevailed, and the Rules of Order 
were suspended. 

Motion of J. Edgar Skillington (Central Penn- 
sylvania), duly seconded, prevailed that the action 
of the General Conference in electing a Commit- 
tee of twenty-five on Enabling Acts and Legal 
Forms be validated, and that the Committee be 
authorized to operate with a quorum of ten mem- 
bers (DB-92). 

Lewis 0. Hartman (New England) , on a matter 
of privilege, moved that the Rules of Order be sus- 
pended in order that he might make a motion to 
appeal to the Judicial Council on a Disciplinary 
Paragraph. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed, 
and the Rules of Order were suspended. 

Lewis 0. Hartman (New England) moved an 
appeal to the Judicial Council as to the constitu- 
tionality of Paragraph 934, 1940 Discipline of 
The Methodist Church, which reads as follows : 



MAY 1 

Sixth Day 
Monday 
Evening 



Motion. J. Ed- 
ear Skillingr- 
ton re Vali- 
dation of 
Committee 
on Enabling 
Acts ard 
Le^al Forms 



Motion, L. O. 
Hartman r 
Appeal to 
Judicial 
Council 



"In fields outside the United States the Annual Con- 
ferences may seat regularly appointed lay missionaries 



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MAY 1 of the Board of Missions and Church Extension in the 

Sixth Day Annual Conference session and give them the privileges 

Monday of the floor and the right to vote on all questions not 

Evening Ministerial or constitutional and they shall be eligible for 

election to Mission or Conference Committees." 



Rights of Lay 

Missionaries 



Calendar 



Report No. 1 
Conferences 



E. D. Baker 
Asks Ques- 
tion 



The point the Committee on Central Conferences 
desired to bring out in this paragi'aph is "the 
right of lay missionaries who have not been ap- 
pointed by their Annual Conferences to sit in the 
meetings of the Annual Conferences, and have the 
right to vote on questions other than Ministerial 
or Constitutional questions." The motion, duly 
seconded, was unanimously adopted. 

The Calendar was taken up. Edgar R. Heck- 
man (Central Pennsylvania), First Assistant Sec- 
retary, and in charge of the Calendar, called for 
the presentation of Reports in the following order : 

Report No. 1, Committee on Conferences, Cal- 
endar No. 30, DCA-70, subject "Lay Member of 
Annual Conference Added to Quarterly Confer- 
ence," was presented by George W. Henson (Phila- 
delphia), Chairman, who called attention to the 
following changes which had been made in the 
printed Report, since it had been recommitted to 
the Committee for clarification this morning : 

In the second paragraph, line 3, strike out the 
comma after the word "Supernumerary"; delete 
the words "Superannuated and" in the same line ; 
strike out the comma after the word "Preachers" 
in line four ; make the word "Endeavor" in line 13 
plural ; change the word "representatives" in line 

14 to "Presidents" ; strike out the comma in line 

15 after the words "Woman's Societies," inserting 
in lieu thereof the word "of" and strike off the let- 
ter "s" in the word "Services" at the end of the 
same line; in line 16 change the word "Brother- 
hoods" to "Men's Work." 

E. D. Baker (Southwest Missouri) asked a 
question concerning the various Presidents hold- 



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ing membership in the Quarterly Conference, and 
the Chairman of the Committee gave an explana- 
tion. 

John Q. Schisler (North Arkansas) moved to 
amend the Report by striking out in lines 11 to 14 
inclusive the following "Superintendents of 
Church Schools, Presidents of Young People's Di- 
visions, Epworth Leagues, Christian Endeavors, 
and kindred societies" ; and inserting in lieu there- 
of "the General Superintendents of the Church 
Schools, Presidents of Young People's Depart- 
ments or Divisions." (DB-94) The amendment 
was accepted by George W. Henson (Philadel- 
phia) for the Committee, no objection being 
raised by any member of the Committee, or of the 
Conference. 

W. Clyde Donald (Detroit) moved to amend the 
Report by adding the word "Charge" before the 
words "Lay Leader" at the beginning of line 6 
(DB-95). This was accepted by the Chairman, no 
objection being raised by any member of the 
Committee or of the Conference. 

Loyd F. Worley (New York East) moved to 
amend by adding the words "Methodist Youth Fel- 
lowships" after the words "Young People's Divi- 
sions" in line 12, and adding the words "and kin- 
dred organizations" to follow the words "Wom- 
an's Societies of Christian Service" in line 15 
(DB-96). The motion was duly seconded. The 
first offered amendment was accepted by the 
Chairman, no objection being raised by any mem- 
ber of the Committee or of the Conference. The 
second proposed amendment was put to a vote, 
and did not prevail. 

The Report, with accepted amendments, on mo- 
tion of George W. Henson (Philadelphia), duly 
seconded, was adopted. For Report see page 532. 

Report No. 2, Committee on Conferences, Cal- 
endar No. 36, DCA-70, subject "Minimum Support 



MAY 1 

Sixth Dav 
Monday 
Evening 

John Q. Schis- 
ler Moves to 
Amend 



Amendment 
Accepte<i 



W. Clyde 
Donald 
Moves to 
Amend 



Loyd F. Wor- 
ley Moves to 
Amend 



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Conferences 



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MAT 1 

Sixth Day 
Monday 
Evening 

Report No. 3 
Conferences 



Report No. 3 
State of 
Church 



Report No. 5 
Ministry 



S. C. Rice 
Moves 
Substitute 



for Pastors," was presented by George W. Hen- 
son (Philadelphia) , Chairman, and, on his motion, 
duly seconded, adopted. For Report see page 532. 

Report No. 3, Committee on Conferences, Cal- 
endar No. 37, DCA-70, subject ''Duties of the 
Quarterly Conference," was presented by George 
W. Henson (Philadelphia), Chairman, and, on 
his motion, duly seconded, adopted. For Report 
see page 533. 

Report No. 3, Committee on State of the Church, 
Calendar No. 23, DCA-68, subject "Use of the 
Term 'Methodist,' " was presented by Ernest Fre- 
mont Tittle (Rock River), Chairman, who stated 
that he was instructed by unanimous vote of the 
Committee to amend the Report if the Conference 
would consent thereto. No objection being raised, 
the following was submitted (DB-07) : "No per- 
son, no paper, no organization has the authority 
to speak oflEicially for The Methodist Church, ex- 
cept only the General Conference under the Con- 
stitution." On motion of Ernest Fremont Tittle 
(Rock River), Chairman, duly seconded, the Re- 
port, as amended, was adopted. For Report see 
page 724. 

Report No. 5, Committee on Ministry, Calendar 
No. 22, DCA-68, subject "Duties of Unordained 
Local Preachers," was presented by John W. Haw- 
ley (Pittsburgh) , Chairman, who moved its adop- 
tion. The motion was duly seconded. Samuel C. 
Rice (Kentucky) moved as a substitute the fol- 
lowing (DB-98) : 

"When an unordained preacher on trial in an Annual 
Conference is regularly appointed to a Pastoral Charge, 
he shall be authorized to administer the Sacraments of 
Baptism, the Lord's Supper and to perform the marriage 
ceremony, if the laws" of the State permit. Such authoriza- 
tion shall be valid only within the bounds of his Charge." 

The motion to substitute, being duly seconded, 
Samuel C. Rice (Kentucky) spoke to the same. 



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John W. Hawley (Pittsburgh), Chairman, spoke 
against the substitute. T. Morton McDonald (*) 
(Indiana) moved to amend the substitute by 
striking out the last sentence, which reads, "Such 
authorization shall be valid only within the bounds 
of his Charge" (DB-99). The motion to amend 
was duly seconded. Lynn Harold Hough (New 
York East) spoke against the Report, the substi- 
tute, and the amendment to the substitute. Sidney 
H. Babcock (West Oklahoma) called attention to 
the fact that Paragraph 223, Section 3 of the 1940 
Discipline was also involved, and moved that it be 
included in the Report (DB-100). The motion was 
duly seconded. John W. Hawley (Pittsburgh), 
Chairman, accepted the amendment for the Com- 
mittee, no objection being raised by any member 
of the Committee or of the Conference. 

R. Gammon Morris (Lexington) moved the 
previous question on all before the Conference. 
The motion, duly seconded, prevailed, and the 
previous question was ordered. John W. Hawley 
(Pittsburgh), Chairman, closed the debate. The 
amendment to the substitute, being put to a vote, 
was not adopted. The substitute, being put to a 
vote, was not adopted. John L. Wolfe (West Vir- 
ginia) moved to amend the Report. The Chair 
ruled no amendment is in order under the pre- 
vious question. The Report was adopted. For 
Report see page 668. 

Report No. 11, Committee on Publishing Inter- 
ests, Calendar No. 27, DCA-69, subject "A Meth- 
odist Historical Magazine," was presented by W. 
Angle Smith (North Texas), Chairman, and, on 
his motion, duly seconded, was adopted. For Re- 
port see page 710. 

Report No. 13, Committee on Publishing In- 
terests, Calendar No. 28, DCA-69, subject "To 
Revise the Official Certificate of Baptism for 
Adults," was presented by W. Angle Smith (North 



MAY 1 

Sixth Day 
Monday 
Evening 

T. Morton 
McDonald 
Moves to 
Amend 

Lynn Harold 
Hou)?h 
Speaks to 
Report 



S. H. Babcock 
Makes State- 
ment 



R. Gammon 
Morris 
Moves 
Previous 
Question 



J. L. Wolfe 
Moves to 
Amend 



Report No. U 
Publishing 
Interests 



Report No. 13 
Publishing 
Interests 



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MAY 1 

Sixth Day 
Monday 
Evening 

Report No. 9 
Publishing 
Interests 



H. L. Lambdin 
Moves to 
Substitute 



Texas), Chairman, and, on his motion, duly sec- 
onded, was adopted. For Report see page 711. 

Report No. 9, Committee on Publishing Inter- 
ests, Calendar No. 25, DCA-69, subject "Rear- 
rangement of Materials in 'Discipline' in Dealing 
with the Local Church," was presented by W. An- 
gie Smith (North Texas), Chairman, who moved 
its adoption. The motion was duly seconded. 

Henry L. Lambdin (Newark) renewed his mo- 
tion to amend, by substituting for the 13th Arti- 
cle of Religion under the heading "Chapter I, The 
Pastoral Charge," the following (DB-101) : 



"The visible Church of Christ is a .fellowship of faith- 
ful men under God the Holy Spirit, united for worship 
and service, maintaining the preaching of the pure Word 
of God and the due administration of the Sacraments, 
affirming the personal experience of the saving grace of 
Jesus Christ and the witness of the Spirit, and mani- 
festing the love of God that is shed abroad in the heart 
through the Holy Spirit." 



Paul G. James 
Against 



J. T. Ellison 
Moves 
Previous 
Question 



Henry L. 
Lambdin 
Point of 
Order 



Benjamin W. 
Meeks 
Makes 
Point of 
Order 



Benjamin W. 
Meeks Moves 
to Amend 



The motion being duly seconded, Henry L. Lamb- 
din (Newark) spoke to the same. 

Paul G. James (*) (lowa-Des Moines East) 
spoke against the amendment. 

John T. Ellison (*) (Alabama) moved the pre- 
vious question. The motion, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed, and the previous question was ordered. 

Henry L. Lambdin (Newark) made the point of 
order that there was nothing involved in the Re- 
port of a Constitutional nature. The Chair ruled 
that the point of order was not well taken. 

Benjamin W. Meeks (Baltimore) made the 
point of order that the mover of the previous ques- 
tion did not state "on all before the house" and 
therefore only the vote upon the amendment was 
properly before the Conference at this time. The 
Chair ruled the point of order well taken. The 
amendment, being voted upon, was not adopted. 

Benjamin W. Meeks (Baltimore) moved to 



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amend the Report by substituting for the last para- 
graph of the Report, the following (DB-102) : 

"A Pastoral Charge consists of one or more churches, 
organized under the Discipline, with a single Quarterly 
Conference, and to which a minister has been duly ap- 
pointed as Preacher in Charge, or Pastor." 

The amendment was accepted by W. Angie Smith 
(North Texas), Chairman, for the Committee, no 
objection being raised by any member of the Com- 
mittee or of the General Conference. 

John Q. Schisler (North Arkansas) moved to 
amend the third paragraph of the Report begin- 
ning with the word "Therefore" and ending with 
the words "Local Church" by adding to the para- 
graph the words (DB-103) "and to print there- 
with cross references to the various General and 
Conference Boards and Agencies severally respon- 
sible in connection with the various sections of 
this Division." This amendment was accepted by 
W. Angie Smith (North Texas), Chairman, for 
the Committee, no objection being raised by any 
member of the Committee or of the General Con- 
ference. 

William C. S. Pellowe (Detroit) moved to amend 
the Report by substituting for the first two para- 
graphs under the heading "Chapter I, The Pas- 
toral Charge," the following (DB-104) : "A Meth- 
odist Local Church is a congregation of people 
who accept the membership requirements of The 
Methodist Church, and are organized and gov- 
erned according to the Methodist Discipline." The 
motion being duly seconded, William C. S. Pellowe 
(Detroit) spoke to the same. 

R. Gammon Morris (Lexington) moved the 
previous question on all before the body. The mo- 
tion, duly seconded, prevailed, and the previous 
question was ordered. W. Angie Smith (North 
Texas), Chairman, closed the debate. The vote 



MAY 1 

Sixth Day 
Monday 
Eveninu 



Amendment 
Accepted 



John Q. Schis- 
ler Moves to 
Amend 



Amendment 
Accepted 



William C. S. 
Pellowe 
Moves to 
Amend 



R. Gammon 
Morris 
Moves 
Previous 
Question 



298 



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MAY 1 

Sixth Day 
Monday 
Evening 

Amendment 
Lost 

Motion, Daniel 
L. Marsh re 
Adjourn- 
ment 



Bishop W. T. 
Watkins 

Motion 
J. Emerson 
Ford re 
Message to 
Bishop 
Watkins 



Bishop R. J. 
Wade 



being taken on the amendment, the amendment 
was not adopted. The Report, with the accepted 
amendments, was adopted. For Report see page 
709. 

Motion of Daniel L. Marsh (New England), 
duly seconded, prevailed that after announcements 
we adjourn. 

Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, Secretary of the 
Council of Bishops, stated that Bishop William 
T. Watkins was seriously ill in the Methodist Hos- 
pital at Memphis, Tenn. Motion of J. Emerson 
Ford (South Carolina, SE), duly seconded, pre- 
vailed, directing the Secretary to send our affec- 
tionate greetings to Bishop Watkins, and assure 
him of our prayers for his speedy recovery, and 
also that an appropriate message be sent Mrs. 
Watkins and the family. 

Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam announced that Bish- 
op Raymond J. Wade would be in charge of the 
Memorial Service tomorrow morning instead of 
Bishop J. Ralph Magee as previously announced. 

After various announcements, the Conference 
adjourned at 9 :55 P.M. with the benediction pro- 
nounced by Bishop Titus Lowe. 



MAY 2 

Seventh Day 
Tuesday 
Morning 

Bishop Ham- 
maker 
Presiding 



Memorial 
Service, 
Bishop 
Wade 
Presiding 



SEVENTH DAY, TUESDAY, MAY 2, 1944, 
MORNING SESSION 

The General Conference convened in the session 
of the seventh day on Tuesday, May 2, 1944, at 
8:30 A.M., with Bishop Wilbur E. Hammaker in 
the Chair. Bishop Hammaker announced that 
Bishop Raymond J. Wade would be in charge of 
the Memorial Service. 

The Conference, led by Bishop Raymond J. 
Wade, joined in the following Invocation : 

"Into Thy Holy presence, God, we come with great 
gratitude for the sacred memories of those who have 
rendered to Thee and to us a distinctive sei'vice. We pray 
Thee that these moments of memory may enliven in us 



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enriching experiences which will 
men. For Thy name's sake. Amen." 



make us into better 



The Conference then rose and sang Hymn 527, 
"For All the Saints Who from Their Labors Rest." 

Bishop Raymond J. Wade then led the Confer- 
ence in the Responsive Reading, as follows : 

Leader: When my soul is in heaviness, and my heart is 
disquieted within me; 

People: When darkness is round about my path, and 
all thy tempests go over my head ; 

Leader: Then will I betake me to the great congrega- 
tion, to hear the psalm of thy redeemed and to cast my 
burden on the Lord. 

People: Thou shalt cause me to hear of joy and glad- 
ness: the songs of the blessed shall visit me in the night. 

Leader: They shall declare the might of thy Spirit: 
they shall also make mention of thy peace. 

People: Of love made perfect through suffering, and 
the rest that remaineth for the children of God. 

Leader: As a cloud of witnesses they shall surround 
me; as ministering spirits they shall strengthen my soul. 

People: They fought the good fight; they kept the 
faith: thej' came through great tribulation, enduring to 
the end. 

Leader: And now, Lord, they rest in thy keeping: 
they shine as the stars forever and ever. 

People: That the lost may be gathered in from all 
nations, and thy way made known to the uttermost parts 
of the earth; 

Leader: To such as wander in the wilderness, and to 
them that are afar off upon the sea. 

People: Thou callest us into the communion of thy be- 
loved, the glorious fellowship of the children of light; 

Leader: That we may walk in the joy of thy presence, 
who wilt greatly refresh us with the river of life. 

People: Oh send out thy light and thy truth, let them 
lead me; let them bring me to thy holy hill, and to thy 
dwelling place. 

Leader: Oh draw me from out the great waters: lead 
me to the rock that is higher than L 

People: Then shall my soul return unto her rest: I 
shall come to the heaven where I would be. 

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy 
Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall 
be, world without end. Amen. 



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Tuesday 
Morning 



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MAT 3 

Sbvbnth Day 
Tuesday 
Morving 

List of the 
Deceased 



The Conference remained standing while the 
Secretary read the names of the deceased, as fol- 
lows: 

Bishop William N. Ainsworth 
Bishop Edgar Blake 
Bishop Warren A. C)fiandler 
Bishop Jashwant Rao Chitambar 
Bishop Matthew W. Clair 
Bishop Collins Denny 
Bishop Horace M. DuBose 
Bishop Samuel R. Hay 
Bishop William A. C. Hughes 
Bishop Adna W. Leonard 
Bishop Charles L. Mead 
Bishop Charles B. Mitchell 
Bishop Thomas Nicholson 
Bishop Ernest L. Waldorf 

Mrs. Warren A. Candler 

Mrs. Charles E. Locke 

Mrs. J. Ralph Magee 

Mrs. Charles B. Mitchell 

Mrs. John M. Moore 

Mrs. Charles C. Selecman 
Delegates-elect. — E. Luther Brookes (*), Atlanta; 
Ransford S. Hayden, North Arkansas; Marvin M. Max- 
well, North Georgia; Percy F. Morris (*), California; 
C. Leighton Shepard (*), South Georgia; Dean Taylor 
(*), lowa-Des Moines. 

Reserve Delegates-elect. — Homer S. Baumgardner, 
Ohio; Frank G. Lindsey (*), New York. 

Bishop Wade led in prayer, the Conference join- 
ing with him in the Lord's Prayer, at the close of 
which the Conference joined in singing Hymn 531. 
"Ten Thousand Times Ten Thousand." 
Bishop Clare Purcell gave the Memorial Ad- 
lishcTp Clare drcss. The Conference stood and joined in singing 
Hymn 525, "I Will Sing You a Song of That Beau- 
tiful Land." The Memorial Service closed with the 
benediction pronounced by Bishop Raymond J. 
Wade. 
Journal The Rcport of the Committee on Journal was 

approved, as follows (DB-105) : 



Memorial 
Address 



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The Committee on Journal has examined the Journal MAY 2 

for May 1, 1944, both morning and evening sessions, and seventh Day 

find it correct. Tue$day 

Fred'K L. Pedersen, Chairman; Momina 

A. M. Cartehi, Secretary. 



Glenn R. Phillips (Southern California-Ari- 
zona), Chairman of the Committee on Courtesies 
and Privileges, presented the following matters, 
and action was taken as indicated in each case : 

1. Requested Bishop H. Lester Smith, President 
of the Council of Bishops, to introduce Bishop Rob- 
ert Nelson Spencer, the Bishop of the Diocese of 
West Missouri of the Protestant Episcopal Church, 
Bishop H. Lester Smith fittingly introduced Bish- 
op Spencer, and the delegates stood and applaud- 
ed. Bishop Spencer briefly addressed the Confer- 
ence. 

2. Requested Bishop W. Walter Peele, Chair- 
man of the Methodist Commission on Chaplains, 
to make a statement and a presentation. Bishop 
Peele briefly addressed the Conference, and in- 
troduced Deputy Chief of Chaplains of the Army, 
Chaplain George F. Rixey. Chaplain Rixey spoke 
to the Conference. 

Bishop Peele requested the Chaplains present 
to come to the platform, that they might be pre- 
sented to the Conference. The following were 
presented to the Conference, each one announcing 
his name and Conference: 

Elliott S. Ritch (Captain), Florida Conference, SE. 

William R. Thomas (Captain), U. S. Navy, Mississippi 
Conference, SE. 

R. W. Faulk (Lieutenant Commander, Chaplains Corps, 
U. S. Navy), Louisiana Conference, SC. 

William Honry Tead (Chaplains Corps), Southwest 
Missouri Conference. 

Arthur Hopkinson, Jr. (Captain, U. S. Navy), New 
England Conference. 

Charles L Carpenter (Captain), Peninsula Conference. 

Harry C. Fraser (Colonel). Air Liaison. Office Chief 
of Chaplains, North Carolina Conference, SE. 



Courtesies 



Bishop Robert 
Nelson 
Spencer 



Bishop Peele 
Makes 
Statement 



Chaplain 
George F. 
Rixey Intro- 
duced 



Chaplains 
Presented 



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MAY 2 Kenneth I. Tucker (Captain), North Mississippi Con- 

Sbvbnth Day ference. 

Tuesday pioyd M. Reeves (Captain), U. S. Army, Southern Cali- 

Mortnrtg fomia-Arizona Conference. 

Grover Chapman (Captain), U. S. Army, North-East 
Ohio Conference. 

Phillip J. Allen (Captain), U. S. Army, Ohio Confer- 
ence. 

Benjamin L. Schmidtke (Captain), St. Louis Confer- 
ence. 

Vincent L. Odom (Lieutenant jg), U. S. Navy, Florida 
Conference, SE. 

Donald B. Tarr (Captain), New England Southern 
Conference. 

Armour H. Evans (Captain), U. S. Army, Central 
Kansas Conference. 

Paul R. Hortin (Captain), Florida Conference, SE. 



F. L. Gibbs 
Presented 



Ivan M. 
Gould 



Arthur Hop- 
kinson, Jr. 



Roland W. 
Faulk 



Welter W. 
Van Kirk 



The Conference stood during the presentation, 
and applauded as each Chaplain announced his 
name and Conference. 

3. Presented Frank L. Gibbs, Field Secretary 
of the Servicemen's Christian League, to make a 
brief statement, and also three introductions. 
Frank L. Gibbs briefly addressed the Conference, 
and introduced Rev. Ivan M. Gould (New York 
East Conference), General Secretary of the Serv- 
icemen's Christian League. 

Frank L. Gibbs then introduced separately Cap- 
tain Arthur Hopkinson, Jr. (New England Con- 
ference), Combat Command B, 12th Army Divi- 
sion, Camp Barkley, Texas, and ' Lieutenant 
Commander Roland W. Faulk (Louisiana Confer- 
ence, SE), of the United States Navy. Chaplains 
Hopkinson, Jr., and Faulk briefly addressed the 
Conference. 

4. Presented Walter W. Van Kirk (New Eng- 
land Conference), Executive Secretary of the De- 
partment of International Justice and Good Will 
of the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in 
America and Religious News Broadcaster for the 
National Broadcasting Company. 



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5. Requested that Thomas E. Colley (Erie) be 
heard upon a matter of high personal privilege. 
Thomas E. Colley (Erie) presented his resigna- 
tion as a member of the General Commission on 
World Service and Finance (DB-106). Motion of 
Glenn R. Phillips (Southern California-Arizona), 
duly seconded, prevailed that we accept the resig- 
nation. 

6. Requested that Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, 
Secretary of the Council of Bishops, be recognized. 
This was done and Bishop Oxnam presented the 
nomination of J. Edgar Skillington (Central Penn- 
sylvania) as a member at large of the General 
Commission on World Service and Finance, and 
the Conference, by vote, approved the nomination. 

7. That Fred D. Stone (Rock River) be recog- 
nized for a privileged motion. This was done, and 
Fred D. Stone (Rock River) moved that the Rules 
of Order be suspended in order that a motion 
might be made that Report No. 2, Committee on 
Judicial Administration, Calendar No. 8, DCA-53, 
subject "Declaratory Decisions," should become 
effective immediately, and not at the close of the 
General Conference, as is the custom. The motion, 
duly seconded, prevailed, and the Rules of Order 
were suspended. 

Fred D. Stone (Rock River) moved that Re- 
port No. 2, Committee on Judicial Administration, 
Calendar No. 8, DCA-53, subject "Declaratory 
Decisions," be made effectively immediately, and 
not at the close of the General Conference, as our 
Rules of Procedure provide. The motion, duly 
seconded, prevailed. Fred D. Stone (Rock River) 
stated that he was submitting a request from the 
Board of Publication to the Judicial Council for a 
decision as to whether or not ministers are to be 
counted in those places in the Discipline where 
the membership of the Church in its Jurisdictions 
control procedure. 



MAY 2 

Sbventh Day 

TllI'Mtldlf 

Morninu 

■V. K. Colley 
Rpsicns 



J. Edgar 
Skillington 
Elected 



Motion, Fred 
D. Stone re 
Report No. 2 
Judicial Ad- 
ministration 



804 



Journal of the 19 AA General Conference 



MAT 2 

Seventh Day 
Tuesday 
Morning 

Resolution 
Charles V. 
Adams 



R. E. Diflfen- 
dorfer Pre- 
Bents Thom- 
as E. Ward 
and Charles 
E. Cooper 



Meesaeea 
Sent to D. 
W. Henry, 
Leon S. 
Moore, W. 
C. Thomp- 
eon 



8. Requested that Charles V. Adams (*) (Cen- 
tral Pennsylvania) be recognized for a special 
Resolution. This was done and Charles V. Adams 
(*) (Central Pennsylvania) presented the fol- 
lowing Resolution (DB-107) and moved its adop- 
tion: 

"In an hour of chaos and confusion there is very great 
need that the woi-d of the Church shall be sure, clear, and 
so simple that it cannot be misunderstood. 

"We have read with great appreciation the Editorial in 
The ChHstian Advocate entitled 'We Deal in the Super- 
natural' and desire to register herewith our profound 
conviction that it is in harmony with Methodism's historic 
position and points the way for the Church in this dread 
hour. 

"In token of our confidence in the principles therein 
set forth, we herewith express our heartiest and most 
fixed approval of its general conclusions. 

"We express our appreciation to the Editor of The 
Christian Advocate for having furnished it and request the 
Commission on Evangelism to prepare and publish this 
editorial in tract form and secure its widest possible dis- 
tribution throughout the Church." 

The motion being duly seconded, Charles V. 
Adams (*) (Central Pennsylvania) spoke to the 
same. The motion was unanimously adopted. 

9. Requested that Ralph E. Diffendorfer (Rock 
River), Executive Secretary of the Division of 
Foreign Missions, Board of Missions and Church 
Extension, be recognized for a special introduc- 
tion. This was done, and Ralph E. Diffendorfer 
(Rock River) presented Thomas E. Ward and 
Charles E. Cooper, Ministerial and Lay Delegate, 
respectively, of the Liberia Conference, who had 
just arrived at the seat of the General Conference, 
having left Monrovia, Liberia, by Clipper plane, 
Thursday evening at 8 P.M. 

The Secretary of the General Conference was 
recognized and stated that information had just 
been received that David W. Henry, Ministerial 
Delegate, Leon S. Moore, Lay Delegate, and Wil- 



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305 



liam C. Thompson, Reserve Ministerial Delegate, 
from the Delaware Conference, Central Jurisdic- 
tion, had been injured in an automobile wreck. By 
common consent the Secretary was authorized to 
send appropriate messages on ascertaining the 
particulars. 

Leland Moore (South Georgia), Chairman of 
the Committee on Credentials, presented Report 
No. 3, DCA-101 and 102, and moved its adoption, 
without reading. The motion, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed. For Report see page 745. 

A. Wesley Pugh (North Indiana) was recog- 
nized on a matter of privilege and made the fol- 
lowing motion (DB-108) : "Since the microphones 
in the aisles have caused confusion and loss of 
time, I move that we direct their removal before 
the next session." The motion, being duly seconded, 
A. Wesley Pugh (North Indiana) spoke to the 
same. The motion, being put to a vote, did not 
prevail. 

J. Edgar Skillington (Central Pennsylvania), 
Chairman of the Committee on Rules, presented 
Report No. 1, DCA-102, subject "Clarification of 
Rule 21," and moved its adoption. The motion, 
duly seconded, prevailed, and the Report was 
adopted. For Report see page 754. 

Winfred F. Bryan (Texas), Vice-Chairman of 
the General Commission on World Service and 
Finance, stated that those Sections of Report 
No. 2 of the Commission, DCA-12, subject "The 
Episcopal Fund Budget," which had been with- 
drawn for conference with the Committee on 
Central Conferences, on Saturday, April 29, 1944, 
were now ready for the consideration of the Con- 
ference, and requested permission for J. Edgar 
Skillington (Central Pennsylvania) to present the 
same. Permission being granted, J. Edgar Skill- 
ington (Central Pennsylvania) made the follow- 
ing Report (DB-109) : Column 3, page 12-DCA, 



MAY 2 

Seventh Day 
Tuesday 
Morning 



Report No. 3 
Credentials 



Motion. A. W. 
Pugh re 
Microphones 



Report No. 1. 
Rules 



W. F. Bryan 
Makes State- 
ment 



Report No. 2 
World Serv- 
ice and 
Finance 



306 



MAY 2 

Seventh Day 
Tuesday 
Morning 



Journal of the 19^4 General Conference 

Section 6 (Arabic numeral) has been rewritten as 
follows : 

"The Genei'al Commission on World Service and Finance 
shall determine what sum shall be paid from the Episco- 
pal Fund for the support of the several retired Central 
Conference Bishops, and widows of Central Conference 
Bishops, after due consideration of the facts in each case." 

Section 7 (Arabic numeral) has been rewritten 
as follows : 

The grants-in-aid to the several Central Conferences 
shall be made as heretofore in such amounts as the Gen- 
eral Commission on World Service and Finance shall 
determine after due consideration of the representations 
concerning the need for the same, as made by the respec- 
tive Central Conferences, or their authorized representa- 
tives." 

Under Roman numeral II, Arabic numeral 2, 
subject "For Effective Missionary Bishops," Sec- 
tions a and b were withdrawn. Section "a" has 
been rewritten as follows : 



"a. For Episcopal residence furnished, a maximum of 
$1,200.00 shall be allowed annually to each effective Mis- 
sionary Bishop, the same to be determined by actual rent 
paid, provided that in the event that a Missionary Bishop 
is temporarily located in the United States, the General 
Commission on World Service and Finance shall, after 
due consideration of the facts in the case, be authorized 
to increase such allowance for dwelling on the basis of 
rent actually paid to a sum not to exceed $1,800.00." 

Section "b" is unchanged, as printed. 
Arabic numeral 4, Section II, subject "For Cen- 
tral Conference Bishops," is rewritten as follows: 

"Travel expenses incurred by each Central Conference 
Bishop in attending sessions of the General Conference, 
and the meeting of the Council of Bishops held in con- 
nection therewith, and one other meeting of the Council 
of Bishops during the ensuing quadrennium shall be paid. 
Travel expense of the wife of each Central Conference 



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Bishop whose home is in the United States shall also be MAY 2 

paid as incurred in attending the General Conference, or Sbventh Day 

instead thereof, one trip to the United States at any time Tuesday 

during the ensuing quadrennium." Morxing 



On motion of J. Edgar Skillington (Central 
Pennsylvania), duly seconded, the withdrawn sec- 
tions were adopted as amended and presented. 

The Report as amended was then adopted as a 
whole. For Report see page 850. 

Motion of George W. Henson (Philadelphia), 
Chairman of the Committee of Chairmen, duly 
seconded, prevailed that in the consideration of the 
Calendar those Reports printed in the Daily Chris- 
tian Advocate previous to Tuesday, May 2, 1944, 
be considered first, and then those appearing in 
today's issue of the Daily Christian Advocate, un- 
der a suspension of the Rules of Order. 

Dr. 0. W. Auman, Treasurer of the General 
Commission on World Service and Finance, as a 
privileged matter, made an announcement con- 
cerning the distribution and cashing of traveling 
expense checks. 

The Calendar was taken up, and Edgar R. Heck- 
man (Central Pennsylvania), First Assistant Sec- 
retary, and in charge of the Calendar, directed the 
presentation of the following Reports : 

Report No. 8, Committee on Publishing Inter- 
ests, Calendar No. 24, DCA-68, subject "Rear- 
ranging Sections IV and VI of the Disciplirie," 
previously withdrawn for a conference with the 
Committee on Central Conferences, was presented 
by W. Angie Smith (North Texas), Chairman, 
and on his motion, duly seconded, was adopted. 
For Report see page 307. 

Report No. 1, Committee on Hospitals and 
Homes, Calendar No. 39, DCA-71, subject "Con- 
stitution of Board of Hospitals and Homes," was 
presented by Okey J. Carder (Missouri), Chair- 



Report 

Adopted 



Calendar 

Matters 



O. W. Auman 
Makes An- 
nouncement 



Calendar 



Report No. 
Publishing 
Interests 



Report No. 1 
Hospitals 
and Home« 



308 



Journal of the 194-^ General Conference 



MAY 2 

Seventh Day 
Tuesday 
Morning 



Mrs. J. D. 
Bragg 



Mrs. W. Ray- 
mond Brown 
Moves to 
Amend 



Amendment 
Accepted 



C. A. Robbins 
Moves to 
Amend 



Amendment 
Accepted 



man, with Hubert T. Johnson (*) (Central Tex- 
as), Secretary, assisting. 

Okey J. Carder (Missouri), Chairman, asked 
common consent to consider the Report paragraph 
by paragraph. This was unanimously granted. 
Paragraph I, "Name and Purpose," was present- 
ed. Mrs. J. D. Bragg (*) (St. Louis) asked for in- 
formation concerning the definition of the word 
"Correlating" as related to the word "Agen- 
cies" in line 4 of the paragraph. Okey J. Carder 
(Missouri), Chairman, gave the information. 
Mrs. W. Raymond Brown (*) (Genesee) moved 
to amend by inserting after the word "institu- 
tions" in line 5 the following: "not affiliated 
with any other Board of the Church" (DB-110). 
This was accepted by Okey J. Carder (Missouri), 
Chairman, there being no objection raised by any 
member of the Committee or of the Conference. 
The paragraph, on motion of Okey J. Carder (Mis- 
souri), Chairman, duly seconded, was adopted. 

Paragraph 2 "Incorporation" was presented, 
and, on motion of Okey J. Carder (Missouri), 
Chairman, duly seconded, was adopted. 

Paragraph 3 "Management" was presented. 
Charles A. Robbins (*) (Pacific Northwest) 
moved to amend by inserting in line 6 after the 
words "two Lay Members" the words "one of 
whom shall be a woman" (DB-111). This amend- 
ment was accepted by Okey J. Carder (Missouri) , 
Chairman for the Committee, there being no ob- 
jection raised by any member of the Committee 
or of the Conference. The paragraph, with the 
accepted amendment, on motion of Okey J. Carder 
(Missouri), Chairman, duly seconded, was adopt- 
ed. 

Okey J. Carder (Missouri), Chairman, in order 
to save time, requested common consent to change 
his motion for the adoption of the Report "para- 



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graph by paragraph" to read "Section by Sec- 
tion." This was unanimously granted. 

The time of the morning recess being near, the 
further consideration of the Report was post- 
poned until after the recess. 

The members of the Council of Bishops joined 
in singing the Bishops' Song, "Beloved, We Are 
the Sons of God," after which the Conference re- 
cessed for ten minutes, with the consideration of 
Report No. 1 of the Committee on Hospitals and 
Homes pending. 

At the end of the recess Bishop Wilbur E. 
Hammaker called the Conference to order and an- 
nounced Hymn 204, which the Conference joined 
in singing. 

Consideration of Report No. 1, Committee on 
Hospitals and Homes, was resumed, with Section 
I being before the Conference, William C. Hart- 
inger (Indiana) spoke briefly in support of this 
Section. Section I was adopted. 

Sections II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, and 
IX were separately presented by Okey J. Carder 
(Missouri), Chairman, and each, on his motion, 
duly seconded, was adopted. The Report as a 
whole was then adopted. For Report see page 595. 

A covering Resolution (DB-112) was presented 
by Okey J. Carder (Missouri), Chairman, and, on 
his motion, duly seconded, was adopted, as follows : 



MAY 2 

SB^■E^•TH Day 
Tuesday 
Morning 



The Bishops' 
Song 



Recess 



Report No. 1 
Hospitals 
and Homes 



Covering 
Resolution 



Resolved: First, That the Report on Revised Consti- 
tution of the Board of Hospitals and Homes, as adopted 
by the General Conference, be and is hereby substituted 
for Chapter VI, Paragraphs 1251 to 1262 inclusive (1940 
Discipline) and that the same be included in the 1944 
Discipline as legislation duly enacted by the General 
Conference of The Methodist Church. 

Second, That Paragraphs 1251 to 1262, inclusive, 1940 
Discipline, be and are hereby repealed. 

On motion of George W. Henson (Philadelphia) 
the Order of the Day, hearing of the Report of 



Order of Day 
Postponed 



310 



Journal of the lOJfi General Conference 



MAY 2 

Seventh Day 
Tuesday 
Morning 



Rules 

Suspended 



Order of Day 
Set 



Report No. 3 
Membership, 
LA-TE 



D. Stewart 
Patterson 
Presents 
Report 



Frank H. 
Ryder Moves 
to Amend 



the Commission on Courses of Study, set for 11 
A.M., was by common consent unanimously post- 
poned until 11:30 a.m. in order to continue con- 
sideration of the Calendar. 

Motion of Edgar R. Heckman (Central Penn- 
sylvania), duly seconded, prevailed that the Rules 
of Order be suspended, for consideration of and 
action on Reports appearing in today's issue of the 
Daily Christian Advocate, Tuesday, May 2, 1944. 

Motion of Arthur M. Wells (Illinois), duly sec- 
onded, prevailed setting as the Order of the Day 
for this evening's session, if one be held, the hear- 
ing of the Report of the Committee on Conference 
Claimants dealing with the General Pension Plan. 

The Calendar was resumed. 

Report No. 3, Committee on Membership, Lay 
Activities, and Temporal Economy, Calendar No. 
40, DCA-75, subject "Amending Chapter in the 
1940 Discipline on Lay Activities," was presented 
by Ray H. Nichols (*) (Northwest Texas) , Chair- 
man, who requested D. Stewart Patterson (*) 
(Baltimore), Chairman of the Sub-Committee on 
Legislation of the Committee on Membership, Lay 
Activities, and Temporal Economy, to guide the 
Conference in its consideration of the Report. 

D. Stewart Patterson (*) (Baltimore) present- 
ed the Report and moved its adoption, with the 
following amendment presented by the Commit- 
tee : first column, page 75-DCA, Paragraph 543 ; in 
line 7 insert after the words "be Chairman" at the 
beginning of the line, the following: "or they shall 
be elected by the members of the Charge, 18 years 
of age and over, at a meeting called for that pur- 
pose, as may be arranged by the Quarterly Con- 
ference" (DB-113) . The motion was duly seconded. 

Frank H. Ryder (*) (Troy) moved to amend 
Paragraph 1244, DCA-77, column 1, by adding 
the words "and the Christian Advocate" at the 
end of the Paragraph (DB-114) . This amendment 



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was accepted by Ray H. Nichols (*) (Northwest 
Texas), Chairman, for the Committee, there be- 
ing no objection raised by any member of the 
Committee or of the Conference. 

Lyle 0. Kirk (*) (Ohio) moved to amend Para- 
graph 1230, top of cokimn 3, DCA-76, by substitut- 
ing the following (DB-115) : 



MAY 2 

Seventh Day 

Tuesday 

MoDiing 

Amendment 
Accepted 

L. O. Kirk 
Moves to 
Amend 



"The District and Associate District Lay Leaders shall 
be elected at the District Conference by the Charge Lay 
Leaders, upon nomination of a Committee to be named 
by the District Superintendent, provided that where there 
is no District Conference, the Annual Conference shall 
order the District and Associate District Lay Leadei-s 
shall be elected annually by the Annual Conference on 
nomination of the District Superintendents and the Con- 
ference Lay Leader. Nominations may be made from the 
floor of the Conference for these officers." 



The motion being duly seconded, Lyle 0. Kirk 
(*) (Ohio) spoke to the same. Marcus C. Redwine 
(*) (Kentucky) spoke against the amendment, as 
did D. Stewart Patterson (*) (Baltimore) for the 
Committee. The amendment, being put to a vote, 
did not prevail. 

Loyd F. Worley (New York East) moved to 
amend Paragraph 542-A, page 75-DCA, column 1, 
by adding to the Paragraph the words, "and such 
other Presidents of other organizations as may be 
approved by the Quarterly Conference" (DB-116) . 
The motion being duly seconded, Loyd F. Worley 
(New York East) spoke to the same. James G. 
Houston (*) (North Mississippi) spoke against 
the amendment. 

Guy 0. Carpenter (Indiana) moved to further 
amend the same paragraph by adding the words 
(DB-117), "Provided that all members of the 
Official Board are members of The Methodist 
Church." The motion of Guy 0. Carpenter (In- 
diana), being duly seconded, prevailed. D. Stewart 
Patterson (*) (Baltimore), for the Committee, 



Marcus C. 
Redwine 
Against 
Amendment 



Amendment 

Lost 

Loyd *F. Wor- 
ley Moves 
to Amend 



James G. 
Houston 
Against 
Amendment 



G. O. Carpen- 
ter Moves to 
Amend 



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Journal of the 19 AA General Conference 



MAT 2 

Seventh Dav 
Tuesday 
Morning 

Amendment 
Lost 

J. A. Perry 
Moves to 
Amend 



spoke against the amendment offered by Loyd F. 
Worley (New York East). The amendment, being 
put to a vote, did not prevail. 

James A. Perry (Troy) mOved to amend Para- 
graph 549, 17 c. Section V, page 75-DCA, column 
3, by substituting the following (DB-118) : 

"17 c. To make a report of all funds received and dis- 
bursed at the meetings of the Official Board or Quarterly 
Conference, monthly meetings being recommended; and 
give attention to unpaid bills with the Committee on 
Finance." 



Amendment 
Lost 



W. H. Barra- 
dell Moves 
to Amend 



Order of Day 



Further Con- 
sideration of 
Report No. 3 
Postponed 



Order of Day 
Report of 
Commission 
on Courses 
of Study 



(New York East) 
1230, Section, II, 



The motion, being duly seconded, James A. Per- 
ry (Troy) spoke to the same. D. Stewart Patterson 
(*) (Baltimore), for the Committee, spoke 
against the amendment. The amendment, being 
put to a vote, did not prevail. 

William H. Barradell (*) 
moved to amend Paragraph 
page 76-DCA, column 3, by substituting in place 
thereof the present Paragraph 1230 as contained 
in the 1940 Discipline (DB-119). The amendment 
being duly seconded, William H. Barradell (*) 
(New York East) spoke to the same. 

George W. Henson (Philadelphia), on a ques- 
tion of privilege, called attention to the fact that 
the time for the Order of the Day had arrived. 
Consideration of Report No. 3 of the Committee 
on Membership, Lay Activities, and Temporal 
Economy was suspended, by unanimous common 
consent, until after the seconded Order of the Day 
set for twelve o'clock noon, a time of special prayer 
for those of our boys and girls in the Armed Serv- 
ice, with the amendment of William H. Barradell 
(*) (New York East) pending. 

The Order of the Day, consideration of the 
Report of the Commission on Courses of Study, 
was taken up. William K. Anderson (Pittsburgh), 
Educational Director, was recognized and present- 



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ed Dr. Murray H. Leiffer of Garrett Biblical In- may 2 
stitute. Dr. Leiffer gave an exposition of the Re- ^*^'"'™ ^*' 
port, entitled "A Study of Retirement and IfU'^Jg 
Recruitment in the Methodist Ministry." 

Horace G. Smith (Rock River) presented the '^H'l'a'smiih 
following Resolution and moved its adoption (DB- 
120): 

"Resolved, That the Report entitled 'A Study of Retire- 
ment and Recniitment in the Methodist Ministry' be re- 
ceived, and that the Commission on Courses of Study, 
and the nine Schools of Theology related to The Methodist 
Church, be requested to continue this study to the end 
that the Church may develop an adequate program of 
recruiting and training candidates for its ministry." 



The motion being duly seconded, Horace G. 
Smith (Rock River) spoke to the same. Albert W. 
Martin (North Arkansas) moved to amend the 
Resolution by adding: "That in continuing this 
study the Commission on Courses of Study be in- 
structed to include the Church-related Colleges in 
the scope of their study and investigation" (DB- 
121). 

The amendment was accepted by Horace G. 
Smith (Rock River). 

Fred D. Stone (Rock River) was recognized, 
and stated he desired to yield to Mrs. J. D. Bragg 
(*) (St. Louis). 

Bishop Hammaker called attention to the fact 
that the second Order of the Day had arrived — 
namely, a brief program and a season of prayer 
for our Chaplains and our sons and daughters in 
the Armed Forces of the nation, and presented 
Bishop W. Walter Peele, Chairman of the Meth- 
odist Commission on Chaplains, to be in charge. 

Bishop W. Walter Peele, Chairman of the Meth- 
odist Commission on Chaplains, briefly outlined 
the program of the Order of the Day. 

The Conference stood and sang two stanzas of 
"America." 



A. W. Martin 
Moves to 
Amend 



Amendment 
Accepted 



Fred D. Stone 
Yields Floor 
to Mrs. J. 
D. Bragg 



Second Order 
of Day 



Bishop Peele 
in Charge 



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Journal of the 19.^ General Conference 



MAY 2 

Seventh Day 
Tuesday 
Morning 

William N. 
Thomas 

Prayer by 

George F. 

Rixey 



Report of 
Course of 
Study 
Resumed 



W. W. Holmes 



W. K. Ander- 
son 



Night Session 
Ordered 



Report No. 3 
Membership, 
LA-TE 
Resumed 



J. M. Soillivan 



Captain William N. Thomas (Mississippi Con- 
ference, SE), Chaplain United States Navy, sta- 
tioned at Annapolis, Maryland, spoke briefly to 
the Conference about the Chaplaincy, after which 
the Conference stood in silent prayer. At the close 
of the period of silent prayer, Colonel George F. 
Rixey, Deputy Chief of Chaplains of the United 
States Army, led the Conference in prayer for 
our Chaplains and sons and daughters serving in 
the Armed Forces. 

The Conference remained standing and sang 
Hymn No. 533 "0 God, Our Help in Ages Past," 
after which Bishop W. Walter Peele pronounced 
the benediction. 

Consideration of the Report of the Commission 
on Courses of Study and the Resolution presented 
by Horace G. Smith (Rock River) was resumed. 
Mrs. J. D. Bragg (*) (St. Louis) spoke to the Re- 
port of the Commission. 

Motion of the Secretary, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed extending the time of this session to com- 
plete the pending matters before the Conference. 

William W. Holmes (Louisiana, EC) spoke to 
the pending matter. William K. Anderson (Pitts- 
burgh) Educational Director for the Commission 
spoke to the Resolution. The Resolution as amend- 
ed, was adopted. 

Motion of George W. Henson (Philadelphia) 
duly seconded, prevailed, that when we adjourn 
it be to meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. in a regular 
session of the General Conference. 

Consideration of the Report No. 3, Committee 
on Membership, Lay Activities and Temporal 
Economy, Calendar No. 40, DCA-75, subject 
"Amending Chapter in the 1940 Discipline on 
Lay Activities" was resumed, with action on the 
amendment of William H. Barradell (*) (New 
York East) to Paragraph 1230, page 76 DCA, 
column 3 pending. J. Magruder Sullivan (*) 



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(North Mississippi) spoke against the amendment, 
as did D. Stewart Patterson (*) (Baltimore) for 
the Committee. The amendment, being put to vote, 
did not prevail. 

Claude Young (Northwest Indiana) moved to 
amend Section V, Paragraph 549, Item 13, DCA 
75, column 3, by substituting the following (DB- 
122) 

"Where the Unified Budget is used, at the first Board 
meeting of the Conference year, to fix the ratio between 
Ministerial support and local expenses, and the General 
and Annual Conference Benevolences, and to see that 
funds received for this Unified Budget are prorated 
monthly on the basis of the pro rata so fixed. Funds for 
connectional interests shall be distributed monthly to 
the Conference Treasurer." (DB-f22) 



MAY 2 

Seventh Day 
Tuesday 
Morning 

D. Stewart 
Patterson 

Amendment 
Lost 

Claude Young 
Moves to 
Amend 



The amendment, being put to a vote, did not 
prevail. 

George W. Henson (Philadelphia) moved to 
amend Paragraph 542A, page 75 DCA, column 1, 
by including "Local preachers and exhorters" in 
the Official Board. The motion was duly seconded. 
D. Stewart Patterson (*) (Baltimore) spoke 
against the amendment. 

R. Gammon Morris (Lexington) moved the pre- 
vious question on all before the Conference. The 
motion, duly seconded, prevailed, and the previous 
question was ordered. 

D. Stewart Patterson (*) (Baltimore), for the 
Committee, had nothing further to say. 

The amendment of George W. Henson (Phila- 
delphia), being put to a vote, did not prevail. 

The Report, as amended, was adopted as a whole. 
For Report see page 634. 

Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, Secretary of the 
Council of Bishops, for the information of the 
Conference, announced the following appoint- 
ments made by the Council of Bishops, complying 
with the law of the Church : 



Amendment 
Lost 



G. W. Henson 
Moves to 
Amend 



R. Gammon 
Morris 
Moves 
Previous 
Question 



Amendment 
Lost 



Report 
Adopted 



Appointments 
of Council 
of Bishops 



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MAY 2 

Seventh Day 
Tuesday 
Morning 

Commission on 
Evangelism 



University 
Senate 



Commission or 
World Peace 



Episcopal Members of the General Commission on 
Evangelism. — Northeastei-n Jurisdiction: Bishop Charles 
W. Flint. Southeastern Jurisdiction: Bishop Arthur J. 
Moore. Central Jurisdiction: Bishop Alexander P. Shaw. 
North Central Jurisdiction: Bishop Ralph S. Cushman. 
South Central Jurisdiction: Bishop Charles C. Selecman, 
Chairman. Western Jurisdiction: Bishop Bruce R. Baxter. 
(DB-123) 

Members of the University Senate. — Fred P. Corson, 
Charles N. Pace, G. Herbert Smith, Fred G. Holloviray, 
Umphrey Lee, Hubert Searcy, James L. Robb, E. E. 
Voig-ht, William P. Tolley, Goodrich C. White. (DB-124) 

Members of the Commission on Courses of Study. — 
Bishop Paul B. Kern, Bishop Charles W. Flint, Bishop 
James C. Baker, Bishop William C. Martin, Bishop Bruce 
R. Baxter, Oscar T. Olson, Gideon I. Humphreys, Bach- 
man G. Hodge, R. Franklin Thompson, Paul W. Quillian. 
(DB-125) 

General Commission on World Peace. — Bishop 
Charles W. Flint, Bishop William C. Martin, Harry N. 
Holmes (*) (New York East, NE), Ralph W. Sockman 
(New York, NE), G. Ray Jordan (Western North Cai'o- 
lina, SE), Paul Worley (Holston, SE), George W. Carter 
(Louisiana, C), Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River, 
NC), Georgia Harkness (*) (NC), Frank D. Slutz (*) 
(Ohio), Edmund Heinsohn (Southwest Texas). (DB-126) 



Commission on 
Public 
Information 



Presiding 
Officer 
Announced 



Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, Secretary of the 
Council of Bishops, presented the nominations of 
the Council of Bishops for the Commission on 
Public Information, and on motion of Ernest W. 
Peterson (*) (Oregon), duly seconded, they were 
elected, as follows: Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, 
Josephus Daniels, Umphrey Lee, William A. 
Bailey, Roy L. Smith, Miron A. Morrill, Theodore 
H. Palmquist, G. W. Rideout, Walter W. Van 
Kirk (DB-129). 

Isaac E. Miller (Ohio), Chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Presiding Officers, announced that Bish- 
op William C. Martin would preside at the eve- 
ning session tonight, Tuesday, May 2, 1944, and 
Bishop Ernest G. Richardson at the session to- 
morrow morning, Wednesday, May 3, 1944. 



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After various announcements the Conference 
adjourned at 12:40 p.m. with the benediction pro- 
nounced by Bishop J. Lloyd Decell. 

SEVENTH DAY, TUESDAY, MAY 2, 1944, 
EVENING SESSION 

Pursuant to adjournment, the General Confer- 
ence convened at 7 :30 p.m., Tuesday, May 2, 1944, 
with Bishop William C. Martin in the Chair. 
Bishop Martin announced, and the Conference 
stood and joined in singing. Hymn 382, "Glorious 
Things of Thee Are Spoken," after which Bishop 
John Gowdy, of China, led in prayer. 

Dr. James R. Houghton sang, as a solo, "Sweet 
Little Jesus Boy," by MacGimsey. 

The Committee on Journal requested that their 
Report be received at tomorrow morning's session. 

Glenn R. Phillips (Southern California-Ari- 
zona), Chairman of the Committee on Courtesies 
and Privileges, presented the following matters, 
and action was taken on each as indicated. 

1. Requested that Lynn Harold Hough (New 
York East) be heard on a privileged motion. By 
common consent this was done, and Lynn Harold 
Hough (New York East) moved that considera- 
tion of the Report of the Committee on the State 
of the Church relative to "War and Peace" be 
made the Order of the Day for Thursday morn- 
ing, May 4, 1944, immediately following the Re- 
port of the Committee on Courtesies and Privi- 
leges. The motion, being duly seconded, Lynn Har- 
old Hough (New York East) spoke to the same. 
Albert E. Day (Southern California-Arizona) 
questioned the propriety of the method of the pro- 
cedure, inasmuch as the Chairman of the Commit- 
tee on the State of the Church, Ernest Fremont 
Tittle (Rock River), had not been consulted. The 
motion, being put to a vote, prevailed. 



MAY 2 

Seventh Day 
Tuesday 
Momino 

Adjournment 



MAY 2 

Seventh Dav 

Tuesday 

Evening 

Rishop W. C. 
Martin Pre- 
siding 



Journal 



Courtesies 



Lynn Harold 
Hough 
Moves Order 
of Day 



Albert E. Day 
Speaks 



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Journal of the lOJfJi. General Conference 



MAY 2 

Seventh Day 
Tuesday 
Evening 

Lester A. 
Welliver 



2. Requested that Lester A. Welliver (Central 
Pennsylvania), President of Westminster Theo- 
logical Seminary, be recognized for a privileged 
motion. This was done by common consent, and 
Lester A. Welliver (Central Pennsylvania) pre- 
sented the following statement (DB-130) : 



Trustees of 
Westminster 
Theological 
Seminary 
Elected 



The Charter of the Westminster Theological Seminary, 
as amended in harmony with the action of the General 
Conference of 1940, provides that the Board of Governors 
of the Institution shall be elected by the General Con- 
ference of The Methodist Church, the Board itself having 
the power to fill vacancies ad interim. 

The resident Bishop of the Washington Area is an ex 
officio member. 

I, therefore, present the following nominations for 
membership on the Board : 

Bishop James H. Straughn, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

The Rev. L. E. Bee, Clarksburg, West Virginia. 

Mr. John H. Baker, Baltimore, Maryland. 

Mr. F. Murray Benson, Baltimore, Maryland. 

Mr. George W. Culberson, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

The Rev. Charles E. Foi'lines, Westminster, Maryland. 

The Rev. Thomas S. Holt, Federalsburg, Maryland. 

Mr. George K. Mather, Westminster, Maryland. 

The Rev. Benjamin W. Meeks, Frederick, Maryland. 

Mr. Reginald G. Mowbray, Baltimore, Maryland. 

The Rev. Reuben Y. Nicholson, Baltimore, Maryland. 

Mr. William C. Scott, Baltimore, Maryland. 

I move that the Seci^etary of the General Conference 
be instructed to cast the ballot of the General Conference 
for the persons named, as members of the Board of Gov- 
ernors of The Westminster Theological Seminary. 

(Signed) Lester A. Welliver. 

The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. In com- 
pliance with the motion the Secretary of the Gen- 
eral Conference, Lud H. Estes (Memphis), cast 
the vote of the General Conference for Bishop 
James H. Straughn, L. E. Bee, John H. Baker 
(*), F. Murray Benson (*), George W. Culber- 
son (*), Charles E. Forlines, Thomas S. Holt, 
George K. Mather (*), Benjamin W. Meeks, Regi- 
nald G. Mowbray (*), Reuben Y. Nicholson, and 



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William C. Scott (*) to be members of the Board ^^^ ^ 
of Governors of the Westminster Theological "^"'''7^'^"*' 
Seminary, and Bishop William C. Martin declared /;,.^,„„„ 
the same to have been duly elected. 

Lynn Harold Hough (New York East) request- '^Ha'r"oid''"'" 
ed that if the Report of the Committee on the State order^o? 
of the Church, made the Order of the Day for ^»y 
Thursday morning, should not appear in the Daihi 
Advocate in due time for its consideration then, 
that consideration be deferred until the same time 
Friday morning. By common consent this request 
was granted. 

3. Requested that T. Morton McDonald (*) ^^"'l^i^l^on 
(Indiana) be heard on a matter of courtesy and McDonald 
privilege. By common consent this was done, and 

T. Morton McDonald (*) (Indiana) presented the 
following Resolution (DB-131) and moved its 
adoption : 

"Resolved, That the General Conference request the 
Council of Bishops to have a I'ecording made of the 
Bishops' Song, at the next annual meeting of the Council 
of Bishops, or as soon thereafter as is convenient, the 
same to be made available through the appropriate agency 
of the Church for purchase generally throughout Meth- 
odism." 

The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

4. Requested the Conference hear Paul M. Hill- ^^'•"'J:. ,?''"' 

^ M. Hillman 

man (Nebraska) on a privileged matter. By com- 
mon consent, this was done, and Paul M. Hillman 
(Nebraska) moved that the General Conference 
refer to the Committee on Enabling Acts and Le- 
gal Forms the request of the Southwest Mexican 
Annual Conference, for an enabling act consent- 
ing to its continuance as an Annual Conference, 
subject to the action of the South Central Juris- 
dictional Conference, as provided in Section 4 of 
Paragraph 15 of the 1940 Discipline of The Meth- 
odist Church (DB-132). The motion, duly .sec- 
onded, prevailed. 



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MAY 2 

Seventh Day 
Tueaday 
Evening 

Frances R. 
Bayley Pre- 
sents Deci- 
sion, Judi- 
cial Council 



5. Requested that Francis R. Bayley (Balti- 
more), President of the Judicial Council, be heard 
for the presentation of a decision of the Judicial 
Council. By common consent, this was done, and 
Francis R. Bayley (Baltimore), President of the 
Judicial Council, presented the following decision 
(DB-133) : 



CONSTITUTIONALITY OF PARAGRAPH NO. 9-34 

At the evening session of May 1, 1944, the General 
Conference passed a motion made by L. 0. Hartman that 
an appeal to the Judicial Council be made to determine 
whether Paragraph No. 934 of the Discipline of 1940 
is constitutional. 

Paragraph No, 934 reads as follows: "In fields out- 
side the United States the Annual Conference may seat 
regularly appointed lay missionaries of the Board of Mis- 
sions and Church Extension in the Annual Conference 
session and give them the privileges of the floor and the 
right to vote on all questions not Ministerial or Consti- 
tutional and they shall be eligible for election to Mission 
or Conference Committees." 

Paragraph 21, Article I of the Constitution defines the 
composition and qualifications of the members of the An- 
nual Conference. "The Annual Conference shall be com- 
posed of all the Traveling Preachers in full connection 
with it, together with a Lay Member elected by each pas- 
toral charge. Lay Members shall be at least twenty-one 
(21) years of age and shall have been for the four years 
next preceding their election members of one of the con- 
stituent Churches forming this union, or of The Methodist 
Church." 

From this it is clear that only those laymen who have 
been elected by pastoral charges are eligible to membership 
in the Annual Conference, and membership alone deter- 
mines the right to vote on any matter before the Annual 
Conference. 

We must decide, therefore, that the part of Paragraph 
No. 934 which reads as follows, "the right to vote on all 
questions not Ministerial and Constitutional and they shall 
be eligible for election to Mission or Conference Commit- 
tees" is unconstitutimial. 

The first part of Paragraph No. 934 which reads as 
follows: "In fields outside the United States the Annual 
•Conference may seat regularly appointed lay missionaries 



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Committee on 
Enabling 
Acts 
Excused 



of the Board of Missions and Church Extension in the may 2 
Annual Conference session and give them the pi'ivileges sbvknth Day 
of the floor" is constitutional ; provided the phrase "may Tuesday 
seat" used therein is not to be construed as extending to Kvcning 
them membership in the Annual Conference. 

(Signed) F. R. Bayley, President; 

H. R. Van Deusen, Secretary. 

By common consent the decision was received 
and ordered to record. 

George W. Henson (Philadelphia), Chairman 
of the Committee of Chairmen, was recognized 
and made a brief statement relative to expediting 
the business of the Conference in the considera- ^'''iP"*!^'" 

Matters 

tion of Calendar Reports. 

Arthur A. Callaghan (Maine), Chairman of the 
Committee on Enabling Acts and Legal Forms, 
stated that it was necessary for the Committee to 
have a meeting tonight and requested that the 
members of the Committee be excused from this 
session for that purpose. By common consent, 
members of the Committee were excused for this 
purpose. 

The Calendar was called, and Edgar R. Heck- 
man (Central Pennsylvania), First Assistant Sec- 
retary, and in charge of the Calendar, stated that 
consideration of Report No. 1 of the Committee 
on Conference Claimants, Calendar No. 60, DCA- 
89, had been made the Order of the Day for this 
hour. 

Arthur M. Wells (Illinois), Chairman, pre- 
sented Report No. 1 of the Committee on Con- 
ference Claimants, Calendar No. 60, DCA-89, 
subject "Unified Pension Code," and requested 
that Thomas A. Stafford (Northern Minnesota), 
Executive Secretary of the Illinois Corporation 
of the Board of Pensions, and A. Thomas Mcll- 
wain (North Mississippi), Executive Secretary 
of the Missouri Corporation of the Board of Pen- 
sions, be permitted to come to the platform to 



Report No. 1 
Conference 
Claimants 



T. A. Stafford 



A. T. Mcllwain 



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Journal of the 10^4 General Conference 



MAY 2 

Seventh Day 
Tuesday 

Evcninii 



E. P. Hockinii 
Moves to 
Amend 



Amendment 
Accepted 



A. T. Mcllwain 
Moves to 
Amend 



assist in the presentation. By common consent 
this request was g-ranted. At the suggestion of 
Arthur M. Wells (Illinois), Chairman of the 
Committee, the Conference, by common consent, 
agreed to consider the Report Section by Section. 

Chapter I, Section I, subject "Organization," 
was presented, and its adoption moved by Arthur 
M. Wells (Illinois), Chairman. The motion was 
duly seconded. Edward P. Hocking (*) (Wiscon- 
sin) moved to amend Paragraph 1302, item 1, by 
inserting after the words "Jurisdictional Confer- 
ence" at the beginning of line 4, column 2, DCA- 
89, the following sentence (DB-134) : "In each 
Jurisdiction membership shall be divided equally 
between ministers and laymen in so far as this is 
possible." The amendment was accepted by Ar- 
thur M. Wells (Illinois) for the Committee, no 
objection being raised by any member of the Com- 
mittee, or of the Conference. Section I, with the 
accepted amendment, was adopted. 

Section II, Chapter I, subject "Organization," 
was presented, and, on motion of Arthur M. Wells 
(Illinois), Chairman, duly seconded, was adopted. 

Chapter II, "Permanent Funds," was presented, 
and Arthur M. Wells (Illinois), Chairman, moved 
its adoption. The motion was duly seconded, A. 
Thomas Mcllwain (North Mississippi) moved to 
amend by adding to Paragraph 1309, column 1, 
DCA-90, the following (DB-135) : 



"Beginning with the first fiscal year of the Missouri 
Corporation following the General Conference of 1944. 
the aforesaid income shall be distributed to the Annual 
Conferences concerned, in accordance with the years of 
annuity responsibility in each which are eligible for con- 
sideration under the preceding sentence of this Paragraph, 
the determination of the number of such years to be with 
the Missouri Corporation." 



Amendment 
Accepted 



The motion was duly seconded. The amendment 
was accepted by Arthur M. Wells (Illinois), 



Tuesday 

Even inn 



The Methodist Church 323 

Chairman, for the Committee, no objection being *'^'*' ^ 
raised by any member of the Committee or of the 
Conference. 

Chapter II, "Permanent Funds," was adopted, 
on motion of Arthur M. Wells (Illinois), Chair- 
man, duly seconded. 

Chapter III, "Annual Conference Organiza- 
tions," Section I, "Authorization," column 2, 
DCA-90, was presented, and motion made by Ar- 
thur M. Wells (Illinois), Chairman, to adopt the 
same. The motion was duly seconded. A. Wesley 
Pugh (North Indiana) asked a question concern- 
ing item (5), paragraph 4. The question being 
answered by Arthur M. Wells (Illinois), Chair- 
man, the Section was adopted. 

Section II, "Board of Conference Claimants," 
Chapter III, was presented, and, on motion of 
Arthur M. Wells (Illinois), Chairman, duly sec- 
onded, was adopted. Thomas A, Stafford (North- t. a. sufford 
ern Minnesota) requested permission of the Con- 
ference to edit paragraphs, items 6 and 11, in 
order to combine them into one paragraph. This 
authority was granted by the Conference by com- 
mon consent. 

Chapter IV, "General Pension Regulations," 
with the Preamble and Articles I to XX, inclusive, 
was presented (DCA-91, 92, 93 and 94) by Arthur 
M. Wells (Illinois), Chairman, who moved its 
adoption. The motion was duly seconded. 

William C. S. Pellowe (Detroit) asked a ques- w. s. c. Pei- 

. . lowe Asks 

tion as to the practical operation of Paragraph Question 
1316, column 1, DCA-91. Arthur M. Wells (Illi- 
nois), Chairman, and Thomas A. Stafford (North- 
ern Minnesota) satisfactorily answered the ques- 
tion. 

Edmundo G. Morgado (Cuba) asked if the legis- Edmundo g. 

^ " Morgado 

lation was limited to the Annual Conferences of 
the United States. Arthur M. Wells (Illinois), 



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MAY 2 

Seventh Day 
Tuesday 
Evening 

T. B. Lugg 
Moves to 
Amend 



Amendment 
Accepted 



Earl R. Brown 
Asks Ques- 
tion 



F. B. Newell 
Moves to 
Amend 



Amendment 
Accepted 



F. B. Newell 
Moves to 
Refer 



A. W. Pugh 
Moves to 
Amend 



Chairman, stated that Article XIX, "Operation in 
Foreign Countries," answered the question. 

Thomas B. Lugg (Illinois) moved to amend 
Article V, Paragraph 1318, Section 2, second col- 
umn, DCA-91, by inserting the words "the last" 
in line 35 immediately following " (h) " (DB-136) . 
The amendment was accepted by Arthur M. Wells 
(Illinois), Chairman, for the Committee, there 
being no objection raised by any member of the 
Committee or of the Conference. 

Earl R. Brown (North-East Ohio) asked for an 
explanation of the "bonus" as set forth in Arti- 
cle XI, Paragraph 1324, Section 4. Arthur M. 
Wells (Illinois), Chairman, and Thomas A. Staf- 
ford (Northern Minnesota) satisfactorily an- 
swered the question. 

Frederick B. Newell (New York East) moved 
to amend Article XI, Paragraph 1324, Section 4, 
by changing the word "intended" following the 
word "compensation" in line 1, column 3, DCA- 
92, to the word "tending." The amendment was 
accepted by Arthur M. Wells (Illinois), Chair- 
man, for the Committee, there being no objection 
raised by any member of the Committee or of the 
Conference. 

Frederick B. Newell (New York East) moved 
to refer Section 5, Paragraph 1323, Article X, 
"Apportionments," column 2, DCA-92, back to the 
Committee for further study. The motion being 
duly seconded, Frederick B. Newell (New York 
East) spoke to the same. After explanations by 
Arthur M. Wells (Illinois), Chairman, and Thom- 
as A. Stafford (Northern Minnesota), Frederick 
B. Newell (New York East), with the consent of 
his second, withdrew his motion, no objection be- 
ing raised by the Conference. 

A. Wesley Pugh (North Indiana) moved to 
amend Section 5, Paragraph 1323, Article X, "Ap- 
portionments," column 2, DCA-92, by adding the 



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following sentence (DB-137) : "However, this 
provision shall not apply to organizations which 
are owned and controlled by the Annual Confer- 
ence." The motion being duly seconded, A. Wes- 
ley Pugh (North Indiana) spoke to the same. Ar- 
thur M. Wells (Illinois), Chairman, and Thomas 
A. Stafford (Northern Minnesota) spoke to the 
amendment. The vote being taken, the amend- 
ment did not prevail. 

Ralph W. Sockman (New York), during the 
discussion of Article XVIII, "Financial Policy," 
inquired whether plans were being formulated for 
a church-wide approach to the question of Minis- 
terial Pensions. Arthur M. Wells (Illinois), 
Chairman, replied that the question would be 
considered by a Commission being set up within 
the Board of Pensions during the ensuing quad- 
rennium. 

Henry L. Lambdin (Newark) asked an explana- 
tion of Section 13, Paragraph 1330, Article XVII, 
"General Regulations," column 3 (DCA-93). Ar- 
thur M. Wells (Illinois), Chairman, and Thomas 
A. Stafford (Northern Minnesota) gave the ex- 
planation. 

William Gunter (New England) moved to 
amend Paragraph 1330 Section 1, Article XVII, 
"General Regulations" (DCA-93), column 2, by 
deleting the same. The motion being duly second- 
ed, William Gunter (New England) spoke to the 
same. Arthur M. Wells (Illinois), Chairman, 
spoke against the amendment to delete. The vote 
being taken, the amendment did not prevail. 

Marshall R. Reed (Detroit) asked a question 
relative to the provisions of Section 14, Paragraph 
1330, Article XVII, column 3 (DCA-93), Arthur 
M. Wells (Illinois), Chairman, answered the ques- 
tion. 

Chester A. Smith (*) (New York) moved to 



MAY 2 

Seventh Day 
Tuesday 
Evfninfj 



Amendment 
Lost 

R. W. Sock- 
man Asks 
Question 



H. L. Lamb- 

din Asks 
Explanation 



William Gun- 
ter Moves to 
Amend 



Amendment 
I^st 

M. R. Reed 
Asks Ques- 
tion 



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Journal of the 19.'+4 Geyie^'al Confereyice 



MAY 2 

Seventh Day 
Tuenday 
Evenitifi 

C. A. Smith 
Moves to 
Amend 



amend Section 15, Paragraph 1330, Article XVII 
(DCA-93), by adding the following (DB-139) : 

"When a sister, or other near relative of a traveling 
preacher has assumed, over a period of years, the same 
relation to the parsonage as a minister's wife, she shall 
receive upon his death the same support from the Con- 
ference of which he was a member as the widow of a 
preacher receives." 



Amendment 
Lost 

F. B. Newell 
Moves to 
Recommit 



Motion Lost 

J. Boyd Davis 
Moves to 
Amend 



Amendment 
Accepted 

E. B. Brewster 
Moves to 
Amend 



Amendment 
Accepted 



The motion being duly seconded, Chester A. 
Smith (*) (New York) spoke to the same. Ar- 
thur M. Wells (Illinois), Chairman, spoke against 
the amendment. The vote being taken, the amend- 
ment did not prevail. 

Frederick B. Newell (New York East) re- 
newed his motion to recommit Section 5, Para- 
graph 1323, Article X, column 2 (DCA-92), to 
the Committee for further study and a later re- 
port to the Conference. The motion being duly 
seconded, Frederick B. Newell (New York East) 
spoke to the same. Arthur M. Wells (Illinois), 
Chairman, spoke to the motion to recommit. The 
vote being taken, the motion did not prevail. 

J. Boyd Davis (*) (Ohio) moved to amend 
Section 5, Paragraph 1333, Article XX, column 2, 
DCA-94, by inserting the words "including those 
on proportional payment" after the word "Code" 
at the beginning of line 2 of the Section (DB- 
140) . The amendment was accepted by Arthur 
M. Wells (Illinois), Chairman, for the Committee, 
there being no objection raised by any member of 
the Committee or of the Conference. 

Edward B. Brewster (Ohio) moved to amend 
Section 1, Paragraph 1324, Article X, column 2, 
DCA-92, by inserting the words "or Pastors" 
after the word "Pastor" at the beginning of line 
5 of the Section (DB-141). The amendment was 
accepted by Arthur M. Wells (Illinois), Chair- 
man, for the Committee, there being no objection 



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327 



raised by any member of the Committee or of the 
Conference. 

Henry L. Lambdin (Newark) moved to amend 
Section 2. Paragraph 1333, column 1, DCA-94 by 
adding to the Section the following (DB-142) : 
"Families of deceased Ministers on trial shall be 
considered 'Special Conference Claimants.' " The 
motion being duly seconded, Henry L. Lambdin 
(Newark) spoke to the same. Arthur M. Wells 
(Illinois), Chairman, spoke against the amend- 
ment. The vote being taken, the amendment did 
not prevail. 

Alfred V. Hunter (Nebraska) moved to amend 
Section 1, Paragraph 1330, column 2, DCA-93, by 
adding to the Section the following (DB-143) : 
"except that a Minister retired because of age 
shall not be restricted by the amount he shall re- 
ceive as a Supply." The motion being duly sec- 
onded, Alfred V. Hunter (Nebraska) spoke to the 
same. Arthur M. Wells (Illinois), Chairman, 
spoke against the amendment. The vote being 
taken, the amendment did not prevail. 

John A. Galbraith (Erie) moved to amend Sec- 
tion 2, Paragraph 1333, column 1, DCA-94, by 
adding to the Section the following (DB-144) : 
"This claim shall be allowed for years served as 
Accepted Supply before Conference membership." 
The motion being duly seconded, John A. Gal- 
braith (Erie) spoke to the same. Arthur M. 
Wells (Illinois), Chairman, spoke against the 
amendment. The vote being taken, the amendment 
did not prevail. 

Lester L. Roush (Ohio) asked a question con- 
cerning the amendment to Section 1, Paragraph 
1324, Article XI, column 2, DCA-92, which had 
been accepted by the Chairman for the Commit- 
tee. Arthur M. Wells (Illinois), Chairman, an- 
swered the question. 

Thomas A. Stafford (Northern Minnesota). 



MAY 2 

Seventh Day 
Tueadav 
Evening 

H. L. Lambdin 
Moves to 
Amend 



Amendment 
Lost 



A. F. Hunter 
Moves to 
Amend 



Amendment 
Lost 



J. A. Galbraith 
Moves to 
Amend 



Amendment 
Lost 

L. L. Roush 
Asks Ques- 
tion 



T. A. SUflford 
and Inser- 
tion 



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Journal of the 19Jf4 General Conference 



MAY 2 

Seventh Day 
Tuesday 
Evcninq 



I!. W. Meeks 
Moves to 
Amend 



Amendment 
Accepted 



E. C. Love 
Asks for 
Information 



Motion of F. 
B. Newell 
to Refer 
Adopted 



Executive Secretary of the Illinois Corporation 
of the Board of Pensions, asked common consent 
to insert at the close of Section 1, Paragraph 1325, 
Article XII, column 3, DCA-92, a subdivision 
which had inadvertently been omitted in typing 
the Report, and which reads as follows (DB-145) : 
"(d) Money received from the apportionments to 
the Pastoral Charges for Annuity Distribution." 
Common consent was unanimously granted for 
this insertion. 

Benjamin W. Meeks (Baltimore) moved to 
amend the Report by deleting Section 14, Para- 
graph 1330, Article XVII, column 3, DCA-93, and 
referring it to the Special Commission to be set 
up by the Board of Pensions for further study of 
Pension Problems during the ensuing quadren- 
nium. The amendment was accepted by Arthur 
M. Wells (Illinois), Chairman, for the Committee, 
there being no objection raised by any member 
of the Committee or of the Conference. 

Ernest C. Love (Northern New York) asked 
for information concerning Subsection (b) in 
Section 3 of Paragraph 1318, column 2, DCA-91. 
Arthur M. Wells (Illinois), Chairman, gave a 
satisfactory explanation. 

At the request of Thomas A. Stafford (North- 
ern Minnesota), Frederick B. Newell (New York 
East) renewed his motion that Section 5, Para- 
graph 1323, Article X, be recommitted to the 
Committee for further study (DB-147). The mo- 
tion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

Chapter IV, "General Pension Regulations," 
with the accepted amendments, and with Section 
5, Paragraph 1323, Article X, recommitted, was 
then adopted. 

Chapter V (published as Chapter III in the 
Daily Advocate, column 2, pages 94 and 95), sub- 
ject "Special Regulations, Effective in the Terri- 
tory of the Illinois Corporation," was presented 



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by Arthur M. Wells (Illinois), Chairman, who 
moved its adoption. The motion was duly seconded. 

Thomas A. Stafford (Northern Minnesota) 
moved to amend Section 4, Subsection (a), Para- 
graph 1336, Article III, column 3, DCA-94, by 
inserting the words "covering such services" after 
the words "annuity purposes" found in line 4 of 
the Section. The amendment was accepted by Ar- 
thur M. Wells (Illinois), Chairman, for the Com- 
mittee, there being no objection raised by any 
member of the Committee or of the Conference. 

Chapter V (published as Chapter III, column 2, 
DCA-94) with the accepted amendment was then 
adopted. 

Chapter VI (published in the Daily Advocate 
as Chapter IV, column 1, page 95), subject "Spe- 
cial Regulations Effective in the Territory of the 
Missouri Corporation," was presented by Arthur 
M. Wells (Illinois), Chairman, who moved its 
adoption. The motion was duly seconded. 

A. Thomas Mcllwain (North Mississippi) 
moved to amend Paragraph 1339, column 2, DCA- 
95, by adding a Section to be known as 5 which 
reads as follows (DB-149) : "Other Conference 
or Jurisdictional funds shall be distributed in ac- 
cordance with the purposes for which such funds 
were raised." The amendment was accepted by 
Arthur M. Wells (Illinois), Chairman, for the 
Committee, there being no objection raised by 
any member of the Committee or of the Confer- 
ence. 

Chapter VI (printed as Chapter IV, DCA-95), 
with the accepted amendment, was then adopted. 

Report No. 1 of the Committee on Conference 
Claimants was then adopted as a whole. For Re- 
port see page 510. 

Arthur M. Wells (Illinois), Chairman, present- 
ed a covering Resolution, and, on his motion, duly 
seconded, it was adopted, as follows: 



MAY 2 

Skvbnth Day 
Tuesday 
Evening 

T. A. Stafford 
Moves to 
Amend 



Amendment 
Accepted 



A. T. Mcllwain 
Moves to 
Amend 



Amendment 
Accepted 



Report 
Adopted 



Covering 
ReAohitinn 



830 



Journal of the 19i4 General Confer-ence 



MAY 2 

Seventh Day 
Tueada u 
Evening 



Report No. 
Conference 
Claimants 



G. W. Henson 
Makes 
Request 



Report No. 1 
Judicial Ad- 
ministration 
Reconsid- 
ered 



Report No. 1 
Amended 



Motion, re Ad- 
journment 



"Resolved, That the Report of the Commitee on Con- 
ference Claimants which has been substituted for Para- 
gaphs 1301 to 1341 inclusive, of the Discipline of 1940, 
repeals all legislation in the Discipline of 1940 which may 
be in conflict with, or at variance with, the aforesaid 
Report." 

(Signed) A. M. Wells, Chairman; 
P. E. Riley, Secretary. 

Report No. 2, Committee on Conference Claim- 
ants, Calendar No. 61, DCA-95, subject, "Minis- 
ters' Reserve Pension Fund," was presented by 
Arthur M. Wells (Illinois), Chairman, and, on 
his motion, duly seconded, was adopted. For Re- 
port see page 529. 

George W. Henson (Philadelphia), Chairman 
of the Committee of Chairmen, was recognized 
and asked that Leslie J. Lyons (*) (Southwest 
Missouri), Chairman of the Committee on Judi- 
cial Administration, be given the privilege of 
presenting an important matter at this time. By 
common consent this was done. 

Leslie J. Lyons (*) (Southwest Missouri), 
Chairman of the Committee on Judicial Admin- 
istration, made a statement concerning Report No. 
1 of the Committee, Calendar No. 9, DCA-54, 
subject "The Judicial Council," which was adopt- 
ed Saturday, April 29, 1944, and moved a recon- 
sideration of this action. The motion, duly sec- 
onded, prevailed. For Report see page 609. 

Leslie J. Lyons (*) (Southwest Missouri), 
Chairman, then presented an amended Report 
No. 1 from the Committee on Judicial Administra- 
tion, clarifying some matters in connection with 
the election of the members of the Judicial Coun- 
cil, and, on his motion, duly seconded, it was 
adopted. For Report see page 612. 

Motion of George W. Henson (Philadelphia), 
duly seconded, prevailed that after the announce- 
ments, and receiving nominations from the Coun- 
cil of Bishops, that we do adjourn. 



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Various announcements were made. 

Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, Secretary of the 
Council of Bishops, announced the following ap- 
pointments of the Council of Bishops : 

Episcopal Member of Bureau of Deaconess 
Work: Bishop William T. Watkins (DB-127). 

Episcopal Members of the Board of Pensions : 
Bishop Ivan Lee Holt, Bishop J. Ralph Magee, 
Bishop Wilbur E. Hammaker (DB-128). 

The Conference joined in singing the Dox- 
ology and then adjourned with the benediction 
pronounced by Bishop Alexander P. Shaw at 
10:10 P.M. 



MAY 2 

Seventh Day 
Tuesday 
Evening 



Appointments 
of Council 
of Bishops 



Adjournment 



EIGHTH DAY, WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 1944, 
MORNING SESSION 

The General Conference convened in the ses- 
sion of the eighth day at 8:30 A.M., Wednesday, 
May 3, 1944, with Bishop Ernest G. Richardson 
in the Chair, who announced that Bishop Edwin 
F. Lee w-ould conduct the worship service. 

Bishop Edwan F. Lee announced, and the Con- 
ference rose and joined in singing, Hymn No. 2, 
"Come, Thou Almighty King," after w^hich the 
Conference joined in the recital of the prayer 
found on page 514 of The Methodist Hymnal, 
entitled "For All Conditions of Men." Bishop Ed- 
win F. Lee read a scripture lesson from John 20: 
10-16, after which Hymn 267, "Rise Up, Men 
of God." was sung by the Conference. The Con- 
ference remained standing and joined in the 
Affirmation of Faith, No. Ill, page 512, The Meth- 
odist Hymnal. Dr. James R. Houghton sang a solo, 
"Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne and Thy Kingly 
Crown." Bishop Edwin F. Lee brought the devo- 
tional address on the theme, "A Vibrant Chris- 
tianity in a World of Comparativ,e Religions." 
The Conference rose and joined in singing Hymn 



MAY 3 

Eighth Day 
Wfdneadav 
Morning 

Bishop Rich- 
ardson 
Presides 



Devotions by 
Bishop Lee 



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Joitrmd of the lOIfi General Conference 



MAY 3 

Eighth Day 

Wednesday 

Morning 

Jwirnal 
Report 



501, "We've a Story to Tell to the Nations," after 
M'hich Bishop Edwin F. Lee pronounced the bene- 
diction. 

The Committee on Journal reported as follows 
(DB-150) : 

"We have examined the Journal of Tuesday, May 2, 
morning and evening sessions, and found it to be correct." 

LeRoy L. Weis, 
Anne M. Ebner, 
For the Committee. 



Courtesies 



Hazen G. 
Werner 



Bishop L. H. 
King 



Bishop W^il- 
liam Y. Bell 



David H. Har- 
ris Motion 
re Greetings 



Glenn R. Phillips (Southern California-Ari- 
zona), Chairman of the Committee on Courtesy 
and Privileges, presented the following matters, 
and action was taken in each case, as indicated. 

1. Requested that Hazen G. Werner (Ohio), 
Chairman of the Committee on Fraternal Dele- 
gates, be recognized for an important matter. 
This was done, and Hazen G. Werner (Ohio) pre- 
sented Bishop Lorenzo H. King for a statement 
concerning the Fraternal Address of Bishop Wil- 
liam Y. Bell of the Colored Methodist Episcopal 
Church. Bishop William Y. Bell, the fraternal 
delegate from the Colored Methodist Episcopal 
Church, was unable to be present at the Confer- 
ence. Bishop Lorenzo H. King requested that the 
Fraternal Address of Bishop William Y. Bell be 
received and published in the Journal of the Gen- 
eral Conference. Motion of James A. Perry 
(Troy), duly seconded, prevailed that this be 
done. For Address, see page 886. 

2. Presented David H, Hargis (Delaware) for 
a privileged motion. On motion of David H. Har- 
gis (Delaware), duly seconded, greetings (DB- 
151) were sent to the General Conference of the 
African Methodist Episcopal Church, now in ses- 
sion in Philadelphia, Pa., and to the General Con- 
ference of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion 
Church, now in session in Detroit, Mich. 



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3. Presented Bishop Robert E. Jones for two 
presentations. Bishop Robert E. Jones presented 
Edward M. Jones (Central Alabama), who has 
been a Delegate to thirteen General Conferences, 
as well as the Uniting Conference, having first 
been elected in 1896. Bishop Robert E. Jones then 
presented Herbert S. Wilson (*) (Delaware), 
who has been a member of all the General Con- 
ferences since 1900, including the Uniting Con- 
ference. 

4. Presented Lynn A. Wood (Pacific North- 
west) for a privileged motion. Lynn A. Wood 
(Pacific Northwest) brought the greetings of 
Mrs. D. C. Mclver, sister of Bishop Richardson, 
living in Yakima, Wash., and moved (DB-152) 
that appropriate greetings be sent to Mrs. Mclver 
and her daughter. Miss Edna Mclver. The mo- 
tion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

5. Presented Otto H. Houser (Colorado) for a 
privileged motion. Otto H. Houser (Colorado) 
moved that (DB-153) that the General Confer- 
ence urge the District Superintendents to make re- 
cruiting for the ministry a matter of special effort 
for the ensuing quadrennium. The motion, duly 
seconded, prevailed. 

6. Presented Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock Riv- 
er) for a privileged Resolution. The following 
Resolution (DB-154) was presented by Ernest 
Fremont Tittle (Rock River), and, on his mo- 
tion, duly seconded, adopted. 



MAY 3 

Ki(;nTii Day 

Wcdnesdav 

Morning 

Bishop R. E. 
Jones Pre- 
nent6 E. M. 
Jones and 
H. S. Wil- 
Bon 



Lynn A. 
Wood 
Brings 
Greetings 
from Mrs. 
D. V. Mc- 
lver 



Motion O. H. 
Houser re 
Recruiting 
for the 
Ministry 



Motion of 
E. F. Tittle 
re Garrett 
Biblical In- 
stitute 



Whereas, The Methodist Church has shown a deepen- 
ing interest in its nine Schools of Theology in which 
nearly two thousand students are enrolled annually; first, 
by recommending that all candidates for its ministry com- 
plete a course of study in one of these Methodist Schools 
of Theology; second, by receiving into the ranks of its 
ministry approximately three hundred graduates of these 
Schools each year; and third, by providing in part for the 
financial support of these Schools out of general Churcli 
funds; and 



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MAY 3 Whereas, One of these schools — Garrett Biblical In- 

EiGHTu Day stitute — will observe its ninetieth anniversary this year, 
Wednesdav having' served The Methodist Church continuously from 
Mornivp 1854 to 1944 ; and 

Whereas, Garrett Biblical Institute has enrolled in its 
classes during these ninety years over seven thousand 
students, most of whom have entered the ranks of the 
Methodist ministry to serve as missionaries, educators or 
pastors; now, therefore, be it 

Resolved, That this General Conference extends its 
cordial greetings to the students, faculty and trustees of 
Garrett Biblical Institute on this anniversary occasion; 
acknowlege its debt to all those who have made possible 
these ninety years of fruitful service which this Institution 
has given to the Church and prays God's richest blessing 
upon Garrett Biblical Institute as it girds itself for still 
more effective service in the last decade of the first hun- 
dred years of its history. 

(Signed) Ernest F. Tittle, 
Fred D. Stone, 
Aubrey S. Moore, 
Charles R. Goff, 
Mrs. C. N. Timmons, 
Thomas H. West, 
Alfred C. Crawford, 

ROWENA A. AlDRICH, 

Charles O. Loucks (Rock River Delegation). 



Daniel L. 
Marsh Sec- 
onds Mo- 
tion 


G. W. 

and 


Henson 
Confer- 


ence 


Busi- 


ness 





Crusade for 
Christ 



Daniel L. Marsh (New England) spoke to the 
Resolution, in seconding the motion to adopt. 

George W. Henson (Philadelphia), Chairman 
of the Committee of Chairmen, was recognized 
and made a statement relative to the work of the 
Conference, and moved that all Committees need- 
ing to do so meet at 2 P.M. ; that an afternoon 
session of the Conference be held beginning at 
3 :30 P.M. ; and that a night session be held begin- 
ning at 7:30 p.m. The motion, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed. 

The Order of the Day, consideration of the 
Report on the Crusade for Christ, was taken up. 

Mrs. J. D. Bragg (*) (St. Louis) moved that 
Bishop Paul B. Kern be requested to introduce 



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335 



the Report and speak to the Preamble. The mo- 
tion, duly seconded, prevailed. Bishop Paul B. 
Kern introduced the Report on the Crusade for 
Christ (DCA-97-100, inclusive), and spoke to the 
Preamble. 

J. Edgar Skillington (Central Pennsylvania) 
requested unanimous common consent of the Con- 
ference to consider the five Reports as one Report, 
and that action on none of them be taken until all 
had been presented. By unanimous common con- 
sent, this method of procedure was agreed upon. 

Motion of J. Edgar Skillington (Central Penn- 
sylvania), duly seconded, prevailed that Bishop 
G. Bromley Oxnam be accorded the privileges of 
the floor to direct the presentation of the five Re- 
ports, and that he speak to the Report of the 
Committee of Twenty-one. 

Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam outlined the follow- 
ing plan of presentation and speakers : 



MAY S 

KiCHTH Day 

Wednesday 

Morning 

Bishop P. B. 
Kern 

Motion J. Ed- 
gar Skill- 
ington re 
Procedure 



Bishop G. 
Bromley 
Oxnam 
Granted 
Privileges 
of Floor 



1st. The Crusade for a New World Order. Speaker, 
Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River). 

2nd. Report of the Committee of Twenty-one. Speaker, 
Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam. 

3id. Evangelism. Speaker, Albert E. Day (Southern 
California-Arizona). 

4th. Stewardship. Speaker, Ray H. Nichols (*) (North- 
west Texas). 

5th. Sunday School Enrollment and Attendance. Speak- 
er, John Q. Schisler (North Arkansas). 



The above program of presentation was carried 
out. 

In the presentation of the Report on Steward- R»y ?• 

Nichols 

ship, Ray H. Nichols (*) (Northwest Texas) re- 
quested unanimous consent to substitute "1947" 
for "1946" in the fir.st line of Paragraph 2 at the 
bottom of column 1, page 99 of the Daily Chris- 
tian Advocate, and to in.sert at the end of Para- 
graph 4, column 4, page 99, DCA, the following 
sentence, "subject to correlation by the Continu- 



336 



Journai of the lOJfJf General Conference 



MAY 3 

Eighth Day 

Wednesday 

Morning 

G. L. More- 
lock 

Order of Day 
Recon- 
sidereii 



Order of Day 

Set 



Umphrey Lee 
Moves 

Adoption of 
Report 



Solo Bernard 

Vessey 



George Meck- 
lenburg 
Moves to 
Amend 



ing Committee." Unanimous consent was given. 
George L. Morelock (Memphis), Executive Secre- 
tary of the General Board of Lay Activities, spoke 
to this Report. See page 781. 

Motion of Miron A. Morrill (Minnesota), duly 
seconded, prevailed, by more than the required 
two-thirds majority, that we reconsider the action 
of the Conference, taken Monday morning, May 1, 
whereby consideration of the Report of the Com- 
mission on Ritual and Orders of Worship was 
made the Order of the Day immediately following 
recess this morning. Motion of Miron A. Morrill 
(Minnesota), duly seconded, prevailed, that we 
complete consideration of the Report on the Cru- 
sade for Christ, immediately after recess, and then 
take up consideration of the Report of the Com- 
mission on Ritual and Orders of Worship. 

By common consent the time was extended in 
order that the motion to adopt the Report might 
be made before recess. 

Umphrey Lee (North Texas) moved that the 
total Report before the Conference be adopted. 
The motion was duly seconded. 

Bishop Ernest G. Richardson declared the Con- 
ference in recess for ten minutes. 

Bishop Ernest G. Richardson called the Con- 
ference to order, and announced Hymn 147, "Ask 
Ye What Great Thing I know," the Conference 
standing and joining in singing. 

Bernard Vessey (*) (Colorado) was introduced 
by Bishop Ernest G. Richardson, in behalf of 
Bishop Wilbur E. Hammaker of the Denver 
Area, and sang as a solo "We Shall Shine as the 
Stars." 

George Mecklenburg (Northern Minnesota) 
offered the following amendments to the Report 
of the Crusade for Christ (DB-156) : 

In column 3, page 97 DCA insert immediately preced- 
ing Paragraph No. 1 the following : 



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337 



"Believing that only as we undergird the future with 
a radical renewal of our faith in God, and an unqualified 
commitment in total loyalty to Jesus Christ, can we hope 
to meet this unparalleled situation, and build an enduring 
order of good will and peace, 

"We request the Council of Bishops, together with the 
General Commission on Evangelism, in co-operation with 
the Continuing Committee, to prepare and direct a Church- 
wide Campaign of intensive evangelism, beginning not 
later than the fall Conferences of 1944, and continuing 
through the year 1945. The details of this Campaign shall 
be worked out by the Commission on Evangelism and ap- 
proved by the Council of Bishops." 



MAY 3 

KiGHTH Day 

Wedneadau 

Morning 



"Delete the Paragraph beginning near the bot- 
tom of column 2, page 98 DCA, which directs 
that the year 1946 be set aside for special empha- 
sis on evangelism." 

The motion to amend being duly seconded, 
George Mecklenberg (Northern Minnesota) spoke 
to the same. 

Albert E. Day (Southern California-Arizona) 
spoke against the amendment. 

R. Gammon Morris (Lexington) spoke in favor 
of the amendment. 

C. Cooper Bell (Virginia) spoke against the 
amendment. 

Charles E. Schofield (Central Kansas) spoke 
for the amendment. 

Albert P. Shirkey (Southwest Texas) spoke 
against the amendment. 

Lynn Harold Hough (New York East) moved 
the previous question on the amendment. The mo- 
tion, duly seconded, prevailed, and the previous 
question was ordered. 

Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam closed the debate on 
the amendment. The amendment, being put to a 
vote, did not prevail. 

Leo H. McKay (*) (Erie) moved to amend 
(DB-157) by deleting Paragraph 4, column 2, 
page 97. The motion, being duly seconded, Leo 



Albert E. Day 



R. Gammon 

Morris 



Cooper C. Bell 



Charles E. 
Schofield 



Albert P. 
Shirkey 



Lynn Harold 
Hougrh 



Bishop Ox- 
nam Closes 
Debate 
Amendment 
Lost 

L. H. McKay 
Move* to 
Amend 



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MAY 3 

Eighth Day 

Wednesday 

Morning 

Amendment 
Lost 

J. R. Crum- 
mey Moves 
to Amend 



H. McKay (*) (Erie) spoke to the same. 

Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam spoke against the 
amendment. The amendment, being put to a vote, 
did not prevail. 

John R. Crummey (*) (California) moved to 
amend the Report by substituting the following 
(DB-158) for Paragraph 2, top of column 1, page 
98, DCA: 



"That we undertake to raise this entire amount by 
means of a special campaign during- the half year begin- 
ning December 1, 1944, contributions to be in cash or in 
pledges payable on or before January 31, 1946." 



Amendment 
Adopted 

L. O. Kirk 
Moves 
Individual 
Recorded 
Vote 



J. Edgar 
Skillington 



D. Stewart 
Patterson 



J. L. Wolfe 
Moves 
Previous 
Question 

L. O. Kirk 
Motion Lost 



A. W. Martin 
Moves 
Amendment 



The motion, being duly seconded, John R. Crum- 
mey (*) (California) spoke to the same. 

Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam stated that, not be- 
ing a member of the body, he was not at liberty 
to accept any proposed changes, but that person- 
ally he had no objection to the proposed amend- 
ment. The amendment was unanimously adopted. 

Lyle 0. Kirk (*) (Ohio) moved that we sus- 
pend the Rules, and that an individual recorded 
ballot be taken (DB-159) on the adoption of the 
Report. The motion, being duly seconded, Lyle 0. 
Kirk (*) (Ohio) spoke to the motion. 

J. Edgar Skillington (Central Pennsylvania) 
raised the point of order that an incidental mo- 
tion is not debatable. The Chair ruled the point 
not well taken in the light of Rule 34 of the Rules 
of Order. 

D. Stewart Patterson (*) (Baltimore) spoke 
against the Kirk motion. 

John L. Wolfe (West Virginia) moved the pre- 
vious question. The Chair ruled that the previou?^ 
question is in effect and that a motion to that end 
was not necessary. The motion of Lyle 0. Kirk 
(*) (Ohio) was not adopted. 

Albert W. Martin (North Arkansas) moved to 



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339 



amend Paragraph 2, column 1, page 98 DC A, by 
adding the following sentence (DB-160) : 

"In order that the proper emphasis be given to the other 
features of the Crusade — Evangelism, Stewardship, Church 
School Attendance, etc. — it is understood that the finan- 
cial aspects of this Crusade will not be continued beyond 
January 31, 1946." 

Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam stated that unless 
there was objection from any of the groups in- 
volved he was ready to accept the amendment. 
No objection being raised by anyone, the amend- 
ment became part of Paragraph 2, column 1, page 
98 DCA. 

Daniel L. Marsh (New England) moved the 
previous question on all before the Conference. 
The motion, duly seconded, prevailed, and the 
previous question was ordered. 

Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam stated he had noth- 
ing further to say. The Report was unanimously 
adopted. For Report see page 775. 

The Order of the Day, consideration of Report 
No. 1, Committee on Ritual and Orders of Wor- 
ship, was taken up. J. N. R. Score (Central Tex- 
as), Chairman, presented Report No. 1 of the 
Committee on Ritual and Orders of Worship, Cal- 
endar 67, subject "Action on the Report of the 
Commission on Ritual and Orders of Worship to 
the General Conference," DCA-100-101. J. N. R. 
Score (Central Texas) asked that Dr. Oscar 
Thomas Olson, Secretary of the Commission, be 
granted permission to come to the platform to 
assist in the presentation of the Report. This was 
unanimously granted. J. N. R. Score (Central 
Texas), Chairman of the Committee, requested 
common consent to change the word "Page" in 
Section 3, line 1, column 2, page 101 DCA, to the 
word "Section." No objection being raised by any 



MAY 3 

KiGiiTM Day 

Wednesday 

Mortiinu 



Amendment 
Accepted 



Daniel L. 
Marsh 
Moves 
Previous 
Question 



Report 
Adopted 



Report No. I 
Ritual and 
Orders of 
Worship 



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Journal of the 194i General Conference 



MAY 3 

EiGUTii Day 

Wednesday 

Morning 

Oscar T. Ol- 
son Granted 
Privileges 
of Floor 

C. J. Barrel 1 
for Report 



Motion of 
J. N. R. 
Score re 
Prayer 



Prayer by 
Bishop 
Richardson 



Mrs. G. W. 
Plette 
Moves to 
Amend 



member of the Committee or of the Conference, 
the change was made. 

Motion of Isaac E. Miller (Ohio), duly second- 
ed, prevailed granting the privileges of the floor 
to Dr. Oscar Thomas Olson, Secretary of the Com- 
mission, to assist in the presentation. 

Costen J. Harrell (Tennessee) spoke in favor 
of the Report. 

Motion of J. N. R. Score (Central Texas), duly 
seconded, prevailed, that we pause in our delibera- 
tions for a moment of silent prayer at twelve 
o'clock noon, in compliance with the proclamation 
of the Mayor of Kansas City that this be done in 
this city. The Conference bowed for a moment of 
silent prayer. Bishop Ernest G. Richardson closed 
with the following oral prayer : 

"We now know, our Father, that Thou hast 
heard every sincere prayer that has gone up from 
true hearts. Bless us, those for whom we pray. 
Bring them nearer to us. We ask it in the Sav- 
iour's name. Amen." 

Consideration of the Order of the Day was re- 
sumed. 

J. N. R. Score (Central Texas), Chairman, 
called attention to the changes set forth in the 
Report, and stated that if and when Section 1 of 
the Report was adopted, it would carry with it Re- 
port No. 14 of the Committee on Publishing In- 
terests, Calendar No. 29, subject "Ritual Services 
in Hymnal and Discipline," page 69 DCA (see 
page 711) , as that Report had the same content as 
Section 1 of the Report now under consideration. 
W. Angie Smith (North Texas), Chairman of the 
Committee on Publishing Interests, concurred in 
this statement. 

J. N. R. Score (Central Texas), Chairman, 
moved the adoption of the Report. The motion 
was duly seconded. 

Mrs. G. W. L. Plette (*) (Minnesota) moved 



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341 



MAY 3 

KKiiiTii Day 

Wednceday 

Morniny 

Motion Lost 



Okey J. 
Carder 
Moves Pre- 
vious Ques- 
tion 



Report 
Adopted 



Covering Res- 
olution 



to eliminate pages 269 to 418, inclusive, from the 
Book of Worship for Church and Home (DB- 
161). The motion being duly seconded, Mrs. G. W. 
L. Plette (*) (Minnesota) spoke to the motion 
to delete. 

J. N. R. Score (Central Texas), Chairman, 
spoke against the motion. The motion to delete 
did not prevail. 

Okey J. Carder (Missouri) moved the previous 
question on all before the Conference. The mo- 
tion, duly seconded, prevailed, and the previous 
question was ordered. 

The Chairman having nothing further to say, 
the Report was adopted. For Report see pages 
711 ,717. 

The following covering Resolution (DB-162) 
was, on motion of J. N. R. Score (Central Texas), 
Chairman, adopted: 

Resolved, That the Report of the Committee on Ritual 
and Orders of Worship which has been substituted for 
Paragraphs 1571 to 1601 inclusive of the Discipline of 
1940 repeals all other legislation in the Discipline of 1940 
which may be in conflict with the aforesaid Report. 
(Signed) J. N. R. Score, Chairman; 

Er.LEN M. Studley, Secretary. 

The following Resolution (DB-163) was adopt- 
ed, on motion of J. N. R. Score (Central Texas), 
duly seconded : 

Be it resolved, That the Editorial Committee of the 

Ritual Commission and the Book Editor be authorized to 

make any adjustments necessary in the matter of obtaining 

copyrights for materials in the Book of Worship for 

Church and Home. 

(Signed) J. N. R. Score, 

Nolan B. Harmon, Jr. 
Report No. 1 of the Committee on Reference, ^^^^r*^ ^°- ^ 

' Reference 

subject "Bishop's Address," page 119 DC A, and 
Report No. 2 of the same Committee, subject 
"Quadrennial Reports," page 119 DC A, on motion 
of Lud H. Estes (Memphis), duly seconded, were 



Motion J. N. 
R. Score re 
Report 



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MAY 3 

Eighth Day 

Wednesday 

Mornivg 

Rule 34 
Referred 



C. F. Murphy 
Presented 



Presiding 
Officer 
Announced 



OflFering An- 
nounced 



Adjournment 



adopted without reading. For Reports see page 
753. 

Motion of J. Edgar Skillington (Central Penn- 
sylvania), duly seconded, prevailed, that Rule 34 
be amended to conform and harmonize with Rule 
18 (DC-164), and that the matter be referred to 
the Committee on Rules for action and report. 

Isaac E. Miller (Ohio) was recognized and pre- 
sented Chaplain C. F. Murphy of the Ohio Con- 
ference, with the Second Air Force, stationed at 
the Army Air Base, Lincoln, Nebr. Chaplain 
Murphy briefly addressed the Conference. 

Isaac E. Miller (Ohio), Chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Presiding Officers, announced that Bish- 
op Paul B. Kern would preside at the afternoon 
session today, and that Bishop J. Ralph Magee 
would preside at tonight's session. 

Bishop John C. Broomfield, Resident Bishop of 
the Area, was presented and stated that the offer- 
ings for the tw^o public meetings on Sunday nights, 
April 23 and 30, were, respectively, $548.10 and. 
$1,370.90, a total of $1,919.00. 

After various announcements the Conference 
adjourned with the benediction pronounced by 
Bishop John M. Moore. 



MAY 3 

Eighth Day 
Wednesday 
Afternoon 

Bishop Kern 
Presides 



Bishop A. W. 
Leonard 



EIGHTH DAY, WEDNESDAY, iMAY 3, 1944, 
AFTERNOON SESSION 

Pursuant to adjournment, the General Confer- 
ence convened at 3 :30 P.M., with Bishop Paul B. 
Kern in the Chair. 

Bishop Kern spoke of the death of Bishop Adna 
Wright Leonard, Chairman of the Methodist Com- 
mission on Army and Navy Chaplains, and his 
aide, Captain Humphrey, a Methodist Chaplain, 
which occurred one year ago today in an airplane 
crash on a bleak headland in Iceland, and re- 
quested the Conference to stand and join in sing- 



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343 



ing Hymn No. 521, "It Singeth Low in Every 
Heart." The Conference rose and joined in the 
singing of the hymn, after which Jo.seph P. Bartak 
(Czechoslovakia) led in prayer. 

David M. Jordan, Pastor of the Gammon Meth- 
odist Church, Chicago, and a graduate of Gammon 
Theological Seminary, sang a Negro spiritual, 
"Down to the River," by MacGimsey. 

George W. Henson (Philadelphia), Chairman 
of the Committee of Chairmen, was recognized, 
and moved that the Calendar be taken up. The 
motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

Ray H. Nichols (*) (Northwest Texas), Chair- 
man of the Committee on Membership, Lay Ac- 
tivities and Temporal Economy, moved that Fran- 
cis A. Stanger, Jr. (*) (New Jersey), Chairman 
of the Subcommittee which prepared the pending 
reports, be permitted to present them to the Con- 
ference. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

Francis A. Stanger, Jr. (*) (New Jersey), pre- 
sented Report No. 4, of the Committee on Mem- 
bership, Lay Activities and Temporal Economy, 
Calendar No. 41 (DCA-77), subject "Disposal of 
Property of a Discontinued Charge," and moved 
its adoption. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed, 
and the Report was adopted. For Report see page 
644. 

Francis A. Stanger, Jr. (*) (New Jersey) pre- 
sented Report No. 5 of the Committee on Member- 
ship, Lay Activities and Temporal Economy, Cal- 
endar No. 42 (DCA-77, 78), subject "Charters 
for Local Charges," and moved its adoption. 
The motion, duly seconded, prevailed, and the 
Report was adopted. For Report see page 644. 

Francis A. Stanger, Jr. (*) (New Jersey) pre- 
sented Report No. 6 of the Committee on Mem- 
bership, Lay Activities and Temporal Economy, 
Calendar No. 43 (DCA-78), subject "Vacancies 



MAY 3 


KiGHTH Day 


Wednesday 


Afternoon 


Solo by 
David M. 
Jordan 


Calendar 



Ray H. 

Nichols 



F. A. Stanger, 
Jr. 



Report No. 4 
Membership 
LA-TE 



Report No. 5 
Member.ship, 
LA-TE 



Report No. 6 
Membership, 
LA-TE 



344 



Journal of the 19^-i General Conference 



MAY 3 

Eighth L)a\ 
Wedneeday 
Afternoon 



Elwood F. 
Melson 
Moves Re- 
considera- 
tion 



Point of Order 
J. Edgar 
Skillington 



Elwood F. 
Melson 
Moves ti 
Amend 



Amendment 
Accepted 



in Board of Trustees of Charges," and moved its 
adoption. The motion was duly seconded. 

Benjamin W. Meeks (Baltimore) raised a ques- 
tion regarding the Report, which was answered 
satisfactorily by A. Wesley Pugh (North In- 
diana). 

Marcus C. Redwine (*) (Kentucky) asked a 
question, which was answered by Francis A. 
Stanger, Jr. (*) (New Jersey). The Report was 
adopted. For Report see page 645. 

Elwood F. Melson (*) (Peninsula) moved 
to reconsider (DCA-165) Report No. 5, Calendar 
No. 22 (DCA-68) of the Committee on Ministry, 
subject "Duties of Unordained Local Preachers," 
and adopted Monday, May 1, 1944. The motion, 
duly seconded, did not prevail. 

J. Edgar Skillington (Central Pennsylvania) 
raised the point of order that Elwood F. Melson 
(*) (Peninsula) should be permitted to state 
his reasons for reconsideration, before the vote 
was taken. The Chair ruled the point well taken. 
Elwood F. Melson (*) (Peninsula) stated his rea- 
sons. The vote on reconsideration was put and 
prevailed. 

Elwood F. Melson (*) (Peninsula) moved to 
amend the Report (DB-166) by striking out the 
words "Such authorization shall be valid only 
within the bounds of his charge," found in lines 
seven and eight of both Paragraphs 215 and 287 
of the Report, and substituting therefor in each 
Paragraph the following: "Any exercise by him 
of his authorization outside the bounds of his 
charge shall be sufficient cause for the revocation 
of his authorization by his Bishop, upon recom- 
mendation of his District Superintendent." 

John W. Hawley (Pittsburgh), Chairman of 
the Committee on Ministry, accepted the amend- 
ment for the Committee, there being no objec- 



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345 



tion raised by the Committee or any member of 
the Conference. 

Leslie J. Lyons (*) (Southwest Missouri) 
raised a question about the definition of "bounds 
of his charge." but made no motion. 

Charles V. Adams (=^) (Central Pennsylvania) 
moved to delete the words "and to perform the 
marriage ceremony" (DB-167), found in lines 
five and six of Paragraphs 215 and 287 of the 
Report. The motion was duly seconded. 

G. Mont Davenport (North Alabama) spoke 
against the amendment and for the Report, with 
the amendment accepted by the Chairman. 

Littell J. Rust (*) (Tennessee) spoke to the 
matter pending. 

The proposed amendment of Charles V. Adams 
(*) (Central Pennsylvania), being put to vote, 
did not prevail. 

Frank L. Shaffer (West Virginia) moved that 
the words of the 1940 Discipline of The Methodist 
Church be substituted for the Report (DB-168). 
The motion was duly seconded. 

Guy 0. Carpenter (Indiana) spoke against the 
substitute. 

Lynn Harold Hough (New York East) moved 
the previous question on the substitute. The mo- 
tion, duly seconded, prevailed, and the previous 
question on the substitute was ordered. The sub- 
stitute was lost by a vote of 215 for to 287 against. 

E. D. Baker (Southwest Missouri) moved to 
substitute for the Report the language of Para- 
graph 215 of the 1940 Discipline of The Method- 
ist Church with the words "within his pastoral 
charge" to be added to the end of said Paragraph 
(DB-169). 

Leonard B. Smith (Baltimore) spoke against 
the substitute. 

Daniel L. Marsh (New England) moved the 
previous question on all before the body. The 



MAY 3 

KKiiiTii Day 
Wrd-nraday 
Afternoon 



Charles V. 
Adams 
Moves to 
Amend 



G. Mont 
Davenport 
for Report 



Littell J. Rust 
Speaks 



Amendment 
Lost 



Frank L. 
Shaffer 
Moves Sub- 
stitution 



Guy O. Car- 
penter 
Against 

Lynn Harold 
Hough 
Moves 
Previous 
Question 



E. D. Baker 
Moves 
Substitute 



L. H. Smith 
Against 

Daniel L. 
Marsh 
Moves 
I'roviouH 
Quewtiqn 



346 



Journal of the lOJ^Jf General Conference 



MAY 3 

Eighth Day 
Wcdnesda ii 
Afternoon 



Report 
Adopted 



Nominations 
for Judicial 
Council 



Nominations 
from Floor 



Calendar 



motion, duly seconded, prevailed and the previous 
question was ordered. 

The substitute offered by E. D. Baker (South- 
west Missouri) did not prevail. 

The original Report as amended by acceptance 
was adopted. For Report see page 668. 

Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, Secretary of the 
Council of Bishops, was recognized and presented 
the nominations of the Council of Bishops for the 
Judicial Council of The Methodist Church (DB- 
170), as follows: 

Ministers: Waights G. Henry (North Ala- 
bama), Sidney H. Babcock (West Oklahoma), 
Rufus C. Baker (Colorado), Charles B. Ketcham 
(North-East Ohio), William H. LaPrade (North 
Georgia), Akbert G. Schatzman (Ohio), Ray- 
mond M. Shipman (lowa-Des Moines), B. Rhett 
Turnipseed (Upper South Carolina). 

Laymen: Martin E. Lawson (Missouri), Henry 
R. Van Deusen (Wyoming), James I. Dolliver 
(Northwest Iowa), Donald A. Odell (Southern 
California-Arizona), Robert J. O'Neal (Louisi- 
ana — SC), Frank M. Phelps (Oregon), Edward 
A. Smith (Detroit), Osso W. Stanley (Louisville). 

Nominations being in order from the floor, 
Zachary T. Johnson (Kentucky) nominated Fran- 
cis A. Stanger, Jr. (*) (New Jersey), a layman 
(DB-171). There being no further nominations, 
motion of Edgar R. Heckman (Central Pennsyl- 
vania), duly seconded, prevailed that the nomina- 
tions be closed. 

Edgar R. Heckman (Central Pennsylvania). 
Calendar Secretary, announced that Serials 41 
and 43, adopted this morning, had been reprinted 
on page 100 of the Daily Christian Advocate, as 
Serials 65 and 66, and therefore will not be con- 
sidered when reached in the regular consideration 
of the Calendar. 

Angie W. Smith (North Texas), Chairman, 



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347 



presented Report No. 19 of the Committee on 
Publishing Interests, Calendar No. 57 (DCA-84), 
subject "Editing the Discipline," and moved its 
adoption. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed, 
and the Report was adopted. For Report see p. 714. 

Angie W. Smith (North Texas), Chairman, 
presented Report No. 20 of the Committee on 
Publishing Interests, Calendar No. 62 (DCA-95), 
subject "The Christian Advocate and Good Litera- 
ture," and asked common consent to insert the 
words "or November" immediately following the 
word "October" found in line ten. Common con- 
sent was granted for this insertion, and, on mo- 
tion of Angie W. Smith (North Texas), duly sec- 
onded, the Report was adopted. For Report see 
page 715. 

Angie W. Smith (North Texas), Chairman, 
presented Report No. 18 of the Committee on 
Publishing Interests, Calendar No. 63 (DCA-95, 
96), subject "Quadrennial Report of the Publish- 
ing Agents and Editors, the Board of Publica- 
tion," and, on his motion, duly seconded, it was 
adopted. For Report see page 712. 

Motion of Edgar R. Heckman (Central Penn- 
sylvania), Calendar Secretary, duly seconded, 
prevailed that the Rules be suspended for the 
consideration of and action on Calendar Reports 
printed in the Daily Christian Advocate of today, 
Wednesday, May 3, 1944. 

John W. Hawley (Pittsburgh), Chairman, pre- 
sented Report No. 9 of the Committee on Minis- 
try, Calendar No. 70 (DCA-109), subject "Ap- 
pointment of Executive Secretaries of Preacher's 
Aid Societies," and moved its adoption. The mo- 
tion, duly seconded, prevailed, and the Report was 
adopted. For Report see page 671. 

John W. Hawley (Pittsburgh), Chairman, pre- 
sented Report No. 8 of the Committee on Minis- 
try, Calendar No. 74 (DCA-110), subject, "Con- 



MAY S 

EioHTH Day 
Wednesday 
Afternoon 

Report No. 19 
Publishinif 
Interests 

Report No. 20 
PublishiriK 
Interests 



Report No. 1? 
Publishing 
Interests 



Edgar R. 
Heckman 
Moves Sus- 
pension of 
Rules 



Report No. 9 
Ministry 



Report No. 8 
Ministry 



348 



Jonrnal of the lOI^Jf General Conferey\ce 



MAV 3 

Eighth Day 
Wednead«v 
Afternoo-n 

Nolan B. Har- 
mon Moves 
to Amend 



Benjamin W. 

Meeks Moves 
to Amend 



George W. 
Henson 



Leon T. Moore 



Report 
Adopted 



Report No. 
Ministry 



A. Wesley 
Pugh Pre- 
sents 
Minority 
Report 



ference Committee on Accepted Supply Pastors," 
and moved its adoption. The motion was duly 
seconded. 

Nolan B. Harmon, Jr. (Virginia) moved to 
amend by adding the word "Elders" after the 
word "nine" in line three (DB-172). The amend- 
ment was accepted by John W. Hawley (Pitts- 
burgh), for the Committee, there being no ob- 
jection raised by any member of the Committee 
or of the General Conference. 

Benjamin W. Meeks (Baltimore) moved that 
the word "Committee" be substituted for the word 
"Board" in line six, and that the word "elect" 
be substituted for the word "confirm" in line 
three. Both of these substitutions were accepted 
by John W. Hawley (Pittsburgh) for the Com- 
mittee, there being no objection raised by any 
member of the Committee or of the General Con- 
ference. 

George W. Henson (Philadelphia) made a 
statement concerning the editorial changes. 

Leon T. Moore (Philadelphia) raised the ques- 
tion as to whether the Committee on Conferences 
could change the name until the General Confer- 
ence had acted. The Chair ruled it was a matter 
of editorial revision. 

The Report, with the accepted amendments, 
was then adopted. For Report see page 670. 

John W. Hawley (Pittsburgh), Chairman, pre- 
sented Report No. 7 of the Committee on Minis- 
try, Calendar No. 71 (DCA-109), subject "Equal 
Clergy Rights for Women," with a Minority Re- 
port attached thereto, and stated that the Com- 
mittee moved non-concurrence on the Majority 
Report. 

A. Wesley Pugh (North Indiana) presented the 
Minority Report. 

J. Edgar Skillington (Central Pennsylvania) 
raised the point of order that the Majority Re- 



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349 



port should be perfected before the presentation 
of the Minority Report, as Rule 21 required. 

The Chair ruled the point of order well taken. 
The Majority Report was presented and there 
were no amendments of any kind offered thereto. 

A. Wesley Pugh (North Indiana) moved that 
the Minority Report be substituted for the Ma- 
jority Report. The motion was duly seconded. 

Mrs. J. D. Bragg (*) (St. Louis) spoke in 
favor of the Minority Report. 

Mrs. John E. Martin (*) (Detroit) spoke 
against the Minority Report. 

George Mecklenburg (Northern Minnesota) 
spoke for the Minority Report, 

J. Edgar Skillington (Central Pennsylvania) 
moved that we do now adjourn. Motion did not 
prevail. 

Mrs. Anne M. Ebner (*) (New Jersey) spoke 
against the Minority Report. 

Mrs. J. Walter Mills (*) (Texas) spoke in 
favor of the Minority Report. 

Winfred F. Bryan (Texas) moved that when 
the vote is taken, it be taken by orders (DB-173). 
The motion was duly seconded, but, on being 
put, did not prevail. 

Cassius E. Street (Southwest Missouri) moved 
the previous question on all before the Conference. 
The vote was taken, and the previous question 
ordered. 

A. Wesley Pugh (North Indiana) closed the 
debate for the adoption of the Minority Report. 

John W. Hawley (Pittsburgh), Chairman, 
closed the debate for the Committee. 

The Minority Report was not adopted. The Re- 
port of the Committee, recommending non-concur- 
rence, was adopted. For Report see pages 669, 670. 

Leslie J. Lyons (*) (Southwest Missouri) 
moved that the election of members, and alternate 
members, of the Judicial Council of The Method- 



MAY 3 

Eighth Day 
Wednesday 
Afternoon 



A. Wesley 
Pugh Moves 
to Substi- 
tute 



Mrs. John E. 
Martin 



Seorge 
Mecklen- 
burg 

Adjournment 
Voted Down 



Mrs. Anne M. 
Ebner 



Mrs. J. Walter 
Mills 



Winifred F. 
Bryan 

Moves Vote 
by Orders 



Cassius S. 
Street 
Moves 
Previous 
Question 



Minority Re- 
port Lost 



Election 
Members 
Judicial 
Council 



350 



Jourtml of the 19^.i General Conference 



MAY 3 

Eighth Day 
Wedriesdav 
Afternoon 



Atijournment 



ist Church be made the Order of the Day, im- 
mediately following Recess on Friday morning, 
May 5, 1944 (DB-174). 

Motion of George W. Henson (Philadelphia), 
duly seconded, prevailed, that we adjourn after 
the announcements. 

After various announcements, the Conference 
adjourned with the bendiction pronounced by 
Bishop A. Frank Smith. 



MAY 3 

Eighth Day 

W ednesday 

Evening 

Bishop J. 
Ralph 
Magee 
Presides 



Courtesies 



Archbishop of 
York 



Leslie G. Teni- 
plin Pre- 
sents 
Resolutions 



EIGHTH DAY, WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 1944, 
EVENING SESSION 

Pursuant to adjournment the General Confer- 
ence convened in evening session at 7:30 P.M., 
Wednesday, May 3, 1944, with Bishop J. Ralph 
Magee in the Chair. Bishop Magee announced, 
and the Conference joined in singing. Hymn 72, 
'This Is My Father's World," after which Mrs. 
Harry Lauer (*) (lowa-Des Moines) led in 
prayer. 

Dr. James R. Houghton favored the Conference 
with a solo, "Steal Away to Jesus," a Negro spir- 
itual. 

Glenn R. Phillips (Southern California-Ari- 
zona), Chairman of the Committee on Courtesies 
and Privileges, as a privileged matter read the 
following reply of the Archbishop of York to an 
invitation extended him through the Council of 
Bishops and the Committee on Courtesies and 
Privileges to address the General Conference : 

"Deeply grateful invitation to address quad- 
rennial General Conference, but regret program 
will not permit visit to Kansas City." 

Glenn R. Phillips (Southern California-Ari- 
zona), Chairman of the Committee on Courtesies 
and Privileges, next presented Leslie G. Templin 
(India) for a privileged matter. Leslie G. Templin 
(India) presented a Resolution and moved that 



The Methodist Church 351 

the General Conference receive the same and ac- **^^ ' 
cept the thanks of the signers of the Resolution. '^"■"^" ^^"^ 
The motion, duly seconded, prevailed, and the Res- „ . 

' ' ' *^ ' Evening 

olution was adopted, as follows (DB-175) : 

"World conditions have prevented many regularly 
elected Delegates from Annual Conferences outside the 
United States from attending the General Conference of 
1944. By the thoughtful arrangements of the Council of 
Bishops and the generous approval of this Confei'ence it 
has been possible for missionaries and nationals, who have 
served within these Conferences, or been associated with 
the work thereof, to participate in the sessions of the 
Conference. 

"We, the undersigned recipients of this high honor, 
desire to express to the Council of Bishops, and the 
members of the General Conference, our deep apprecia- 
tion of, and gratitude for, the privilege extended to us and 
the uniform and kindly coui-tesy we have received." 

(Signed) Horace E. Dewey, Eloise M. Templin, Mary 
A. Evans, Thirza E. Bunce, Y. C. Yang, Mildred Simonds, 
Katherine Liu, Lydia D. Christensen, Nettie A. Bacon, 
Mildred Pierce, Grace A. Stockwell. Pauline E. Westcott, 
Jenny Lind, Clyde N. Stuntz, Ellen M. Studley, Leslie G. 
Temnlin, Mrs. Anton Hammarberg, J. C. Wengatz, Fred 
Williams, Ernest S. Lyons, B. O. Peterson, Hazel Davis, 
Jos. P. Bartak, Sidney R. Anderson, Gaither P. War- 
field, R. L. Archer, Perry O. Hanson, Janie Laupmanis, 
Hyla S. Watters, M.D., John B. Shen, I. U. Townsley, 
Lucile Colony. 

Benjamin F. Schwartz (Nebraska) was recog- ^g'iwnz^' 
nized at the request of Glenn R. Phillips (South- l^t^i^ed 
ern California-Arizona), Chairman of the Com- ^^^^ 
mittee on Courtesies and Privileges, for the pres- 
entation of the following matter : 

"Captain Robert H. Shannon, of Washington, Iowa, 
a Methodist layman, was killed in the same airplane acci- 
dent that took the life of Bishop Adna Wright Leonard. 
His father wrote a series of 'Letters to Bob.' I should like 
permission to read six sentences which seem to me to 
epitomize a marvelous faith in an hour of extreme sorrow, 
and I move that they be included in the recoi-d of the Con- 
ference. (DB-17fi) 



352 



Journal of the 19.U General Conference 



MAY S 

KiOHTH Day 

Wednesday 

Evening 



Declaratory 
Decision 
Requested 



The motion, duly seconded, prevailed, and the 
following was ordered to record : 

"We must understand, I guess, that our own lives are 
geared somehow with higher and broader purposes." 

"You were one of God's expendables. And the reason 
and purpose of your leaving may be charted for us later." 

"Maybe these are the threads the Master Weaver plans 
to use in His Grand Design." 

"Into that Grand Design may be going at this moment 
the words 'No More Wars.' " 

"And yours may be one of the threads needed to com- 
plete that glorious legend." 

"Good night, son. 

Dad." 

Glenn R. Phillips (Southern California-Ari- 
zona), Chairman of the Committee on Courtesies 
and Privileges, presented a request (DB-177) for 
a Declaratory Decision, and, on his motion, duly 
seconded, it was adopted, as follows : 



"Whbrejas, This General Conference has adopted a 
Pension Code, Paragraph 1318, Section 2, Subdivision (d) 
which provides that years sei-ved as a member of an An- 
nual Conference left without appointment to attend school 
for a period not to exceed three Conference years may be 
counted for annuity claim; 

"Whereas, The Western North Carolina Conference, 
in common with other Annual Conferences in the Territory 
of the Missouri Corporation, has in its membership many 
Conference Claimants to whom such a provision has not 
been hitherto applicable; therefore, be it 

"Resolved, That the General Conference ask the Judi- 
cial Council to render a Declaratory Decision as to whether 
or not the aforementioned enactment is retroactive within 
the Teri'itory of the Missouri Corpoi'ation, in order that 
the claims of these Conference Claimants may be ac- 
curatelv determined." 



LeRoy L. 
Weis 
Moves 
Reconsider- 
ation 



LeRoy L. Weis (lowa-Des Moines) moved a re- 
consideration of Report No. 4, Committee on 
Membership, Lay Activities and Temporal Econ- 
omy, Calendar No. 41, subject "Disposal of Prop- 
erty of a Discontinued Charge" (DB-178). The 



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353 



motion, duly seconded, prevailed, and reconsidera- 
tion was ordered. 

Attention was called to the fact that Calendar 
x\o. 41 (DCA-77) and 65 (DCA-100) were iden- 
tical Reports from the same Committee. LeRoy 
L. Weis (lowa-Des Moines) moved that Reports, 
Calendar Nos. 41 and 65 be deleted from the rec- 
ords (DB-179). The motion was duly seconded. 

Arthur M. Wells (Illinois) spoke against the 
motion. 

Frank C. Propert (*) (New York) moved that 
the Report be referred back to the Committee for 
further consideration and report to the Confer- 
ence (DB-180). The motion was duly seconded. 

Francis A. Stanger, Jr., made a statement rela- 
tive to the matter for the Committee on Member- 
ship, Lay Activities and Temporal Economy. 

Paul G. James (*) (lowa-Des Moines) spoke 
in favor of the motion to delete. 

R. Gammon Morris (Lexington) moved the pre- 
vious question on all before the Conference. The 
motion, duly seconded, prevailed, and the previous 
question was ordered. 

The motion of Frank C. Propert (*) (New 
York) to refer was adopted. 

George W. Henson (Philadelphia), Chairman 
of the Committee of Chairmen, briefly outlined 
the Calendar business of this evening's session. 

Daniel L. Marsh (New England), Chairman, 
presented Report No. 4 of the Committee on 
Education, Calendar No. 56 (DCA-80, 81, 82, 83, 
84), subject "Amending Chapter Three, 1940 
Discipline," and by common consent, which was 
granted, to make some corrections of typograph- 
ical errors and add Paragraphs 1090 and 1091, 
which had been left out of the printed copy, as 
follows : 



MAY 3 

Eighth Day 

Wcdneaday 

Kvcnivg 

Calendar 
Matters 



Arthur M. 
Wolls 



P'rank C. 
Propert 
Moves to 
Refer 



Francis A. 
Stanger, Jr. 



Paul G. James 



R. Gammon 
Morris 
Moves 
Previous 
Question 



Calendar 
Matters 



Report No. 4 
Education 



(a) The Report is No. 4 and not No. 17. 

(b) Add to the Memorial Sei'ial Numbers the follow- 
ing: 86, 89, 92, 257, 621, 650, 674, 675. 



354 Journal of the 194i General Conference 

^^"^ ' (c) Pago 83, third column, last paragraph of Para- 

EiGHTH Day graph 1123, line 6, delete the word "hereby" and substi- 
Wednesday tute the word "thereby." 

Evenino (J) Page 84, first column. Paragraph 1139, after the 

word "Superintendents" at the beginning of line five, add 
"the President of the Young Adult Fellowship." 

(e) Page 84, second column, Paragraph 1146, sub- 
section 6, delete the word "department" and substitute 
the word "departments." 

(f) Page 82, second column, insert Paragraph 1090, 
to read as follows: "Par. 1090. The Division shall promote 
and administer the Student Loan and Scholarship Fund, 
and other funds established for the aid of students, in 
accordance with regulations recommended by the Division, 
and adopted by the Board of Education." 

(g) Page 82, second column, insert Paragraph 1091, 
following inserted Paragraph 1090, to read as follows: 

"Par. 1091. One Sunday in each year shall be observed 
in the Local Churches as Methodist Student Day (for- 
merly Children's Day or College Day), for the purpose, 
first, of calling attention to and creating interest of 
children, young people and adults in higher education, 
and second, of receiving an ofi'ering for the Student Loan 
and Scholarship Fund. The date of this day and the ad- 
ministration of the Fund shall be determined by the 
Division of Educational Institutions of the Boai'd of Edu- 
cation. Funds raised on this day shall be paid through 
the Annual Conference Treasurer, or the Treasurer of 
the Conference Board of Education, as the Annual Con- 
fei'ence may direct, to the Treasurer of the Board of 
Education. These funds shall be given i-ecognition in an 
additional column in the Pastor's report to the Annual 
Conference, but shall not be charged against the share 
of the Board of Education in the General Apportioned 
Benevolences." 

Daniel L. Marsh (New England) then moved 
the adoption of the Report. The motion was duly 
seconded. 
John L. Wolfe John L. Wolfe (West Virginia) moved to 

Moves to \ o r 

Amend amend Paragraph 1139, column one, page 84, by 

deleting the word "Assistant" at the end of the 
fourth line in the first paragraph, and substitut- 
ing therefor the words "Church School Division- 
al" (DB-181). The motion was duly seconded. 



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355 



The amendment was accepted by Daniel L. 
Marsh (New England), Chairman, for the Com- 
mittee, there being no objection raised by any 
member of the Committee or of the General Con- 
ference. 

George W. Henson (Philadelphia) moved to 
amend by substituting for Paragraph 541, page 
83 DC A, column one, Paragraph 541 of Report 
No. 3 of the Committee on Membership, Lay Ac- 
tivities and Temporal Economy, Calendar No. 40 
(DCA-75), adopted May 2, 1940, and to further 
amend by substituting for Paragraph 529, page 
83, second column, DCA, Paragraph 529 of Report 
No. 1 of the Committee on Conferences, Calendar 
No. 30 (DCA-70) as amended and adopted May 
1, 1944 (DB-182). The motion was duly seconded. 

John Q. Schisler (North Arkansas) spoke to 
the matter pending. 

D. Stewart Patterson (*) (Baltimore) raised 
a question concerning the official board. Bishop 
Magee answered the question satisfactorily. 

J. Edgar Skillington (Central Pennsylvania) 
asked a question which was answered by George 
W. Henson (Philadelphia). 

The motion of George W. Henson to amend by 
substitution, being put, was adopted. 

Charles M. Coulter (Ohio) moved to amend 
Paragraph 1090, inserted by common consent on 
page 82, column two, by deleting the words "and 
Scholarship" (DB-183). The motion was duly 
seconded. 

Fred G. Hollo way (Baltimore) spoke against 
the motion to delete. 

Roy L. Smith (Southern California- Arizona) 
spoke for the deletion. 

M. LaFayette Harris (Lexington) spoke against 
the motion to delete. 

Lynn Harold Hough (New York East) moved 
the previous question on the amendment. The 



MAY ."» 

Eighth Day 

Wedneadau 

Event np 

Aniendmenl 
Accepted 

Georife W. 
Henson 
Moves to 
Amend 



J. Q. Schisler 



D. Stewart 
Patterson 



J. Mgar 
Skillington 



Charles M. 
Coulter 
Movee to 
Amend 



Fred G. 
Holloway 



Roy L. Smith 



^L LaFayette 
Harris 

Lynn HaroUi 
Houuh 
Moves 
Previous 
Question 



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Journal of the 194-^ Genei'al Conference 



MAY 3 

Eighth Day 

Wednesday 

Even hip 

Daniel L. 
Marsh 

Guy O. Car- 
penter 
Moves to 
Amend 



Mrs. J. D. 
Bragg 



Paul W. Quil- 
lian Speaks 



Paul N. 
ber 



Gar- 



Horace E. 
Cromer 
Moves to 
Amend 



Amendment 
Accepted 



Donald Tim- 
merman 

Moves to 
Amend 



motion, duly seconded, prevailed, and the pre- 
vious question on the amendment was ordered. 

Daniel L. Marsh (New England), Chairman, 
closed the debate for the Committee. The motion 
to delete did not prevail. 

Guy 0. Carpenter (Indiana) moved to amend 
Paragraph 1133, page 83, third column, by delet- 
ing the word "one-half" found in lines twelve 
and eighteen ; and adding after the word "month- 
ly" in line twelve, the words "as directed by the 
local Methodist Youth Fellowship between" (DB- 
184) . The motion was duly seconded. 

Mrs. J. D. Bragg (*) (St. Louis) spoke against 
the amendment. 

At the request of Daniel L. Marsh (New Eng- 
land), Chairman, Paul W. Quillian (Texas) spoke 
to the proposed amendment in behalf of the Com- 
mittee. The amendment, being put to a vote, was 
not adopted. 

Paul N. Garber (Western North Carolina) 
asked two questions concerning Paragraph 1097. 
At the request of Daniel L. Marsh (New Eng- 
land), Chairman, William K. Anderson (Pitts- 
burgh), Educational Director of the General Con- 
ference Commission on Ministerial Training, an- 
swered the questions. 

Horace E. Cromer (Baltimore) moved to amend 
Paragraph 1139, page 84, column one, third para- 
graph, by adding the words "for which the Board 
of Education is responsible," at the end of the 
third line of the said third paragraph. The mo- 
tion was duly seconded. 

The amendment was accepted by Daniel L. 
Marsh (New England), Chairman, for the Com- 
mittee, there being no objections raised by any 
member of the Committee or of the General Con- 
ference. 

Donald Timmerman (Ohio) moved to amend 
Paragraph 1085, page 82, column two, by re- 



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insertinj^ "8, Wesley Foundations and Similar 
Organizations" (DB-186). The motion was duly 
seconded. 

Harry W. McPherson (Illinois) spoke to the 
pending matter. 

Charles M. Coulter (Ohio) spoke in favor of 
the amendment. 

Louis C. Wright (North-East Ohio) spoke 
against the amendment. 

R. Gammon Morris (Lexington) moved the 
previous question on all before the Conference. 
The motion, duly seconded, prevailed, and the 
previous question was ordered. 

Daniel L. Marsh (New England), Chairman, 
closed the debate for the Committee. 

The amendment of Donald Timmerman (Ohio) 
was not adopted. The Report was adopted. For 
Report see page 547. 

At the request of Daniel L. Marsh (New Eng- 
land), Chairman, William K. Anderson (Pitts- 
burgh) presented Report No. 5 of the Committee 
on Education, Calendar No. 79 (DCA-112, 113), 
subject "Ministerial Education and Simplified 
Course of Study for Accepted Supply Pastors," 
and moved its adoption. The motion, duly second- 
ed, prevailed, and the Report was adopted. For 
Report see page 562. 

Daniel L. Marsh (New England), Chairman, 
presented Report No. 6 of the Committee on Edu- 
cation, Calendar No. 80 (DCA-113), subject, 
"Ministry of the Radio and Commission on Radio 
for The Methodist Church," and moved its refer- 
ence to the General Conference Commission on 
Public Information. The motion, duly seconded, 
prevailed, and the Report was referred. For Re- 
port see page 566, 

George W. Henson (Philadelphia), Chairman, 
presented Report No. 9 of the Committee on Con- 
ferences, Calendar No. 89 (bCA-115), subject. 



MAY 3 

EiuiiTii Day 

Krttniiii 

H. W. Mc- 
I'herson 

Charles M. 
Coulter 



Louis C. 
WriKht 



R. Gammon 
Morris 
Moves 
Previous 
Question 



Daniel L. 
Marsh 
Closes 
Debate 

Amendment 
Lost 



Report No. 
Education 



Report No. 6 
Education 



Report No. 9 
Conferences 



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Journal of the 19 H General Conference 



MAY 3 

Eighth Day 

W ednesday 

Eveni-ng 



Report No. 7 
Conferences 



Report No. 6 
Conferences 



Report No. 5 
Conferences 



"A Secretary of Town and Country Work," and 
moved its adoption. The motion, duly seconded, 
prevailed, and the Report was adopted. For Re- 
port see page 535. 

George W. Henson (Philadelphia), Chairman, 
presented Report No. 7 of the Committee on Con- 
ferences, Calendar No. 91 (DCA-116), subject, 
"Ministerial Members of An Annual Conference," 
and moved its adoption. The motion was duly sec- 
onded. A. Wesley Pugh (North Indiana) called 
attention to the fact that on May 1, 1944, Report 
No. 4 of the Committee on Ministry, Calendar No. 
20 (DCA-68) , covering this particular matter, had 
been adopted. George W. Henson (Philadelphia), 
Chairman, requested permission to withdraw Re- 
port No. 7 of the Committee on Conferences, which 
had just been adopted. Permission was granted 
as requested and the Report withdrawn. For Re- 
port see page 534. 

At the request of George W. Henson (Philadel- 
phia), Chairman, John R, Kenny (California) 
presented Report No. 6 of the Committee on Con- 
ferences, Calendar No. 92 (DCA-116), subject, 
"Oriental Provisional Annual Conference," and 
moved its adoption. The motion, duly seconded, 
prevailed, and the Report was adopted. For Re- 
port see page 534. 

John R. Kenny (California) presented Report 
No. 5 of the Committee on Conferences, Calendar 
No. 93 (DCA-116), subject "Continuation of 
South Florida Annual Conference," and moved its 
adoption. The motion was duly seconded. Paul M. 
Hillman (Nebraska) moved to amend by deleting 
the word "permitting" in line seven, and substitut- 
ing the words "consenting that," and deleting the 
word "to" in line eight. John R. Kenney (Califor- 
nia) accepted the amendment for the Committee, 
there being no objection raised by any member 
of the Committee or of the General Conference. 



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359 



The Report, with the accepted amendment, was 
adopted. For Report see page 533. 

Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River), Chair- 
man, presented Report No. 5 of the Committee 
on State of the Church, Calendar No. 76 (DCA- 
110, 111), subject "Segregation and Church-wide 
Meetings," and moved its adoption. The motion 
was duly seconded. 

A. Thomas Mcllwain (North Mississippi) was 
recognized and yielded the floor to John E. Stevens 
(North Mississippi), who moved to amend the 
Report beginning with the word "seek" in the 
second line, so it would read as follows : 



MAY S 

Eighth Day 

Wednesdav 

Evenivg 



Report No. 5 
State of 
Church 



A. T. Mc- 
llwain 

Yields Floor 
to John E. 
Stevens 



"We recommend that committees arranging for gen- 
eral meetings of the Church locate such meetings only in 
places where adequate and suitable entertainment can be 
provided for all delegates and representatives of the 
Church." (DB-187) 



Fred D. Stone (Rock River) spoke in favor of 
the amendment. 

Miss Thelma Stevens, Executive Secretary of 
the Department of Christian Social Relations and 
Local Church Activities of the General Board of 
Missions and Church Extension, spoke against 
the amendment. 

W. Marvette Curtis (Alabama) spoke for the 
amendment. 

J. Boyd Davis (*) (Ohio) moved the previous 
question. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed, 
and the previous question was ordered. 

Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River), Chair- 
man, stated he had no further remarks. 

Miron A. Morrill (Minnesota) asked a question 
about the amendment, which was answered sat- 
isfactorily by Ernest W. Peter.son (Oregon), the 
Document Secretary. 

The amendment of John E. Stevens (North 
Mississippi) was adopted. The Report, as amend- 



Frcd D. Stone 



Miss Thelma 
Stevens 



W. M. Curtiss 



J. Boyd Davis 
Moves 
Previous 
Question 



Miron A. Mor- 
rill 



Ernest W. 
Peterson 



Amendment 
Adopted 



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MAY 3 

FiifiHTH Day 

W ednnsday 

Evening 

Report No. 7 
State of 
Church 



James A. 
Perry 



Lynn Harold 
Hough 



Ralph E. 
Diffendorfer 
Moves 
Change 



ed, was then adopted. For Report see page 725. 

Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River), Chair- 
man, presented Report No. 7 of the Committee 
on State of the Church, Calendar No. 68 (DCA- 
107, 108, 109), subject "Conditions of Peace." 
Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River), Chairman, 
called attention to typographical errors, and then 
moved the adoption of the Report. 

James A. Perry (Troy) moved that the Report 
be considered section by section. The motion, duly 
seconded, prevailed. 

Lynn Harold Hough (New York East) spoke 
to the Report as a whole and Section 1 in par- 
ticular. 

Ralph E. Diffendorfer, Executive Secretary, 
General Board of Missions and Church Exten- 
sion, spoke to the Section and suggested that the 
last paragraph of sub-section 4 be changed to read 
as follows : 



Changes 
Accepted 



Fred B. 

Noble Moves 
to Amend 



"We confess our sympathy with the aspii-ations of de- 
pendent peoples everywhere and believe that these as- 
pirations are in full harmony with the struggrle for free- 
dom throughout the world. We also ask that the govern- 
ments concerned be urged to regard the welfare of these 
peoples as their central purpose." (DB-188) 

Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River), Chair- 
man, accepted the changed reading for the Com- 
mittee, there being no objection raised by any 
member of the Committee or of the General Con- 
ference. 

Section I (Political) and the Preamble were 
adopted, with the accepted rewriting of sub- 
section 4, as stated above. 

Section II (Racial) was next considered. Ed- 
mund Heinsohn (Southwest Texas) and Willis J. 
King (Texas — C) spoke to the matter under con- 
sideration. 

Fred B. Noble (*) (Florida— SE) moved to 
amend sub-section "A. Study Commission" (DCA- 



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108) by deleting the first three lines, which read may s 
as follows : "We look to the ultimate elmination of ^"'■"^" ^^' 
racial discrimination within The Methodist J.Jl,"',"" 
Church. Accordingly." (DB-189) The motion was 
duly seconded. 

G. Mont Davenport (North Alabama) moved 
that we adjourn after announcements. The mo- 
tion, duly seconded, prevailed. 
. Isaac E. Miller (Ohio), Chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Presiding Officers, announced that Bish- 
op A. Frank Smith would preside at the session 
tomorrow morning. 

The Conference adjourned with the benediction Adjournment 
pronounced by Bishop J. Ralph Magee, with con- 
sideration of the amendment of Fred B. Noble 
(Florida — SE) pending. (Note: For resumption 
of consideration see Friday morning. May 5, 1944, 
page 405.) 



G. Mont 
Davenport 
Moves 
Adjourn- 
ment 

Presiding 
Officer 
Announced 



NINTH DAY, THURSDAY, MAY 4, 1944, 
MORNING SESSION 

The General Conference of The Methodist 
Church convened in the session of the ninth day 
at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, May 4, 1944, with Bishop 
A. Frank Smith in the Chair. 

The worship service was under the direction 
of Bishop J. Lloyd Decell. Bishop Decell an- 
nounced, and the Conference joined in singing. 
Hymn 220, "Majestic Sweetness Sits Enthroned," 
after which he led the Conference in the respon- 
sive reading entitled "The Joy of Deliverance," 
found on page 600 of The Methodist Hymnal. A 
quartette from the National Training School for 
Christian Workers of Kansas City, composed of 
Mary Martin, Evelyn Weaver, Vada Hoch and 
Betty Hall, under the direction of Mrs. C. V. Gus- 
tafson, sang "My God, How Wonderful Thou 
Art" and "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty," by 
Lehman. Prayer was offered by Benjamin L. Suth- 



MAY i 

Ninth Dav 
Thursday 
Morniny 

Bishop A. 
Frank 
Smith, 
Presides 



Devotions : 
Bishop J. 
Lloyd Decell 



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journal of the 1044 General Conference 



MAY 4 

Ninth Day 
Thursday 
Mornina 



Journal 
Report 



erland (Mississippi), after which Bishop Decell 
gave the devotional address. The worship period 
closed with the singing of Hymn 471, "We Bear 
the Strains of Earthly Care," and the benedic- 
tion, pronounced by Bishop Decell. 

The Report of the Committee on Journal was 
presented and adopted, as follows (DB-190) : 



We have examined the Journal of the General Con- 
ference for morning, afternoon and evening sessions of 
Wednesday, May 3, 1944, and find same to be correct. 

(Sig-ned) A. M. Carter, 
F. L. Pedersbn. 



Courtesies 



Fred D. Stone 
Introduces 
Mr. M. 
Lund 



J. Manning 
Potts 
Moves to 
Publish 



Charles A. 
Robbing 
Motion re 
Steno- 
praphic 
Report 



Glenn R. Phillips (Southern California-Ari- 
zona), Chairman of the Committee on Courtesies 
and Privileges, presented Fred D. Stone (Rock 
River) for a privileged matter. 

Fred D. Stone (Rock River) made a statement 
about the difficulties under which the Daily Chris- 
tian Advocate was being printed under war condi- 
tions, and stated that only through the generous 
co-operation of the Nazarene Publishing Company 
has it been at all possible to have a paper for the 
General Conference. He then introduced Mr. M. 
Lund, Manager and Treasurer. Rev. P. A. Lund, 
President of the Company, was out of town. The 
Conference rose and applauded. 

Glenn R. Phillips (Southern California-Ari- 
zona), Chairman of the Committee on Courtesies 
and Privileges, presented J. Manning Potts (Vir- 
ginia) for a privileged matter. 

Motion of J. Manning Potts (Virginia), duly 
seconded, prevailed, as follows (DB-191) : "I 
move that the Commission on Evangelism be au- 
thorized to publish in leaflet form those parts of 
the Episcopal Address pertaining to Evangelism." 

Glenn R. Phillips (Southern California-Ari- 
zona), Chairman of the Committee on Courtesies 



The Methodi.Ht Church 363 

and Privileges, presented Charles A. Robbins (*) ^^^ * 
(Pacific Northwest) for a privileged motion. ^"'■'" °*' 

Thuradav 

Charles A. Robbins (*) (Pacific Northwest) Mor,n„u 
moved "That the stenographic Report of this 
General Conference be mailed, without charge, 
to the Libraries of the Educational Institutions 
of The Methodist Church and of those related to 
it" (DB-192). The motion, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed. 

George W. Henson (Philadelphia), Chairman F>pai Ad- 

joumment 

of the Committee of Chairmen, moved that we fix ^'^^J 
the time for the final adjournment of this Gen- 
eral Conference for not later than Saturday eve- 
ning, May 6, 1944 (DB-193). The motion, duly 
seconded, prevailed. 

Motion of George W. Henson (Philadelphia), 
Chairman of the Committee of Chairmen, duly 
seconded, prevailed, that we reconsider the action 
of the Conference whereby the Rules of Order 
were adopted. 

Motion of George W. Henson (Philadelphia), Motion. 
Chairman of the Committee of Chairmen, duly nl^sln r«' 
seconded, prevailed, amending Rule 8, so that after ^^ 
the Order of the Day has been exhausted today, 
speeches be limited to five minutes, except the 
Chairman of a Standing Committee shall have 
ten minutes for the closing speech, and, further, 
that this change applies only to the General Con- 
ference of 1944 (DB-194). The Rules of Order, 
with the above changes, were then adopted. 

Motion of George W. Henson (Philadelphia), Motion ceorcc 
Chairman of the Committee of Chairmen, duly ^ pe^diem 
seconded, prevailed that the Treasurer of the 
(Jeneral Administration Fund be authorized to 
pay the per diem of all delegates for the time they 
are compelled to stay in Kansas City, owing to 
their inability to secure accommodations for their 
return home immediately after adjournment, but 



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Journal of the lOJflf General Conference 



MAY 4 

Ninth Dav 
Thursday 
Modi in fj 

Motion 
Geome W. 
Henson re 
Local Ex- 
penses 



O. W. Auman 



A. Wesley 
Pugh AsUs 
Question 



Lynn Harold 
Hough 
Point of 
Order 



Report No. 
State of 
Church 



Presentation 
Procadiire 
Outlined 



that no payment shall be made beyond Monday, 
May 8, 1944 (DB-195). 

George W. Henson (Philadelphia), Chairman 
of the Committee of Chairmen, moved that the 
Treasurer of the General Administration Fund 
be authorized to pay the Local Committee on En- 
tertainment any amount of financial loss in their 
income due to the time of final adjournment, the 
amount so authorized not to exceed $500.00 (DB- 
196). The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

Orrin W. Auman, Treasurer of the General Ad- 
ministration Fund, was recognized, and made a 
statement concerning the per diem checks. 

A. Wesley Pugh (North Indiana) asked a ques- 
tion concerning the rights of the Chairman in 
charge of a Minority Report, and was answered 
by the Presiding Bishop. 

Lynn Harold Hough (New York East) made 
the point of order that the Order of the Day takes 
precedence over the matters pending when the 
General Conference adjourned last evening. The 
Chair ruled the point well taken. 

The Order of the Day having arrived. Report 
No. 8 of the Committee on the State of the 
Church, with a Minority Report attached, Cal- 
endar No. 108 (DCA-123), subject "The Church 
in Time of War," was taken up for consideration. 

Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River), Chair- 
man of the Committee on the State of the Church, 
moved that the Rules be suspended in order that 
a special method of procedure might be adopted 
for the consideration of the Report before the 
Conference. The motion, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed. 

Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River), Chair- 
man of the Committee on the State of the Church, 
moved that the following method of presentation 
prevail, First : The Chairman of the Majority Re- 
port will present it with the aid of five other per- 



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sons who support the Majority Report. Second: 
The Chairman of the Minority Report will present 
it with the aid of five persons who support the 
Minority Report. Third: The debate will then 
become general (DB-197). The motion, duly sec- 
onded, prevailed. 

Bishop A. Frank Smith clearly stated the par- 
liamentary situation governing the presentation 
of Report No. 8 of the Committee on the State 
of the Church. 

J. Edgar Skillington (Central Pennsylvania) 
asked a question concerning the parliamentary 
situation, which was answered by Bishop A. Frank 
Smith. 

J. Edgar Skillington (Central Pennsylvania) 
moved a reconsideration of the action of the Con- 
ference whereby the five-minute limit on speeches 
would begin to apply after the Order of the Day 
has been completed. The motion was duly sec- 
onded. The vote was taken, and it appearing that 
a count vote would be necessary to determine the 
outcome, J. Edgar Skillington (Central Pennsyl- 
vania), with the consent of his second, withdrew 
the motion to reconsider, and as a matter of privi- 
lege made a statement concerning the method of 
procedure adopted for the consideration of the 
pending Report. 

Isaac E. Miller (Ohio) moved a reconsideration 
of the action of the Conference whereby it was 
planned to have five speakers on each side. The 
motion was duly .seconded, but did not prevail. 

Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River), Chair- 
man, presented Report No. 8 of the Committee on 
the State of the Church, Calendar No. 108 (DCA- 
123), subject, "The Church in Time of War," and 
stated that by common agreement of both the 
Majority and Minority members of the Commit- 
tee two amendments were to be inserted in the 
Majority Report, if there was no objection raised 



MAY 4 

Ninth Dav 
Thursday 
Morning 



J. Edgar 
Skillington 
Moves Re- 
considera- 
tion 



Isaac E. 
Miller 
Moves 
Reconsider- 
ation 



Report No. 8 
SUte of 
Church 
Presented 



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MAY 4 

Ninth Day 
Thunday 
Mornin-a 



Speakers for 
Report 



Recess 



by the members of the Conference. No objection 
being raised, the following amendments were add- 
ed to the Majority Reort : 

1st. "The Church cannot be indifferent to the issues at 
stake in the present conflict. It is deeply concerned in the 
human values in jeopardy and in the ultimate effect of the 
conflict upon the cause of justice, freedom and brother- 
hood. As a corporate body seeking to declare the will of 
God, it must express its moral judgment and use its moral 
foi'ce against tyranny, aggression, persecution, and all 
forms of political dictatorship and totalitarianism which 
run counter to our Christian belief in the worth and 
dignity of every individual." (DB-198) 

2nd. "We call upon the Church to pray for the wel- 
fare of those in the armed forces, for the maintenance of 
their Christian faith and ideals and their safe return to 
our homes and churches, if this be possible. Believing that 
God has a stake in the victory of peace with justice in 
the present conflict, we commend our cause to Him, pray- 
ing 'Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done.' " (DB-199) 

Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River), Chair- 
man of the Committee, moved the adoption of 
the Report. The motion was duly seconded, and 
Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River) spoke to the 
pending Report. 

Henry Hitt Crane (Detroit), Mrs. Nancy L. 
Wright (*) (St. Louis), Glenn C. James (Flor- 
ida), Albert E. Day (Southern California-Ari- 
zona), and Edmund Heinsohn (Southwest Texas) 
spoke separately for the Majority Report. 

Lynn Harold Hough (New York East) moved 
that we recess at this time. The motion was duly 
seconded. By common consent the rules were 
suspended, as the hour of Recess had not arrived, 
and the motion to recess now prevailed, and a ten- 
minute recess was taken. 



RECESS 
Reconvene Blshop A. Frank Smith called the Conference 

to order, and James R. Houghton led the Confer- 



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ence in singing Hymn 73, "Be Still, My Soul, the 
Lord Is on Thy Side." James R. Houghton and 
Bernard Vessey (Colorado) then sang a duet, 
"God Will Take Care of You." 

By previous action of the Conference a photo- 
graph of the gathering was made at this time. 

Orrin W. Auman, Treasurer of the General Ad- 
ministration Fund, was recognized, for a special 
matter concerning the business of the Conference. 

The pending matter was resumed, and Charles 
C. Parlin (*) (Newark) presented the Minority 
Report, attached to Report No. 8 of the Commit- 
tee on the State of the Church, Calendar No. 108 
(DCA-123), subject "The Church in Time of 
War," and spoke to the same. 

Charles A. Jones (*) (Ohio), Paul E. Secrest 
(North-East Ohio), R. Gammon Morris (Lexing- 
ton), Nolan B. Harmon, Jr. (Virginia), and Lynn 
Harold Hough (New York East) separately 
spoke in favor of the Minority Report. 

Herschel R. Snavely (*) (Illinois) was recog- 
nized, but ruled out of order because he desired 
to support the Minority Report, on the ground 
that the regular Rules of Order were now in force 
and that the Majority Report must be perfected 
before the Minority Report could be considered. 

Bishop A. Frank Smith ascertained by a show 
of hands of the Conference that the five-minute 
limit on speeches, previously ordered at this ses- 
sion, should now take effect, and that the Major- 
ity Report was under consideration. 

C. Gordon Phillips (Detroit) spoke in favor of 
the Majority Report. 

William K. Anderson (Pittsburgh) moved the 
previous question. The Chair ruled the motion out 
of order at the present time, as both sides of 
the question had not been heard. 

Daniel L. Marsh (New England) as a question 
of privilege for the Conference suggested that the 



MAY 4 

Ninth Day 
Thursday 
Morning 



O. W. Auman 



Minority 
Report 
Presented 



Speakers for 



Hershel R. 
Snavely 



C. Gordon 
Phillips 



William K. 
Anderson 



Daniel L. 
Marsh 

Makes Sug- 
gestion 



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Journal of the 19 H General Conference 



MAY 4 

Ninth Day 
Thuredau 
Morning 



Harry R- 
Hummer 



Paul M. Hill- 
nian Moves 
to Amend 



Amendment 
Accepted 



T. Morton 
McDonald 
Moves to 
Amend 



John L. Wolf, 



Andrew C. 
Caton 
Moves 
Previous 
Question 



method of procedure be for those having amend- 
ments to the Majority Report, now offer them in 
order to perfect the main question, and then take 
up the perfecting of the Minority Report. By com- 
mon consent this was agreed to. 

Harry R. Hummer (*) (Pittsburgh) was recog- 
nized, but ruled out of order at this time because 
he desired to speak in support of the Minority Re- 
port. 

Paul M. Hillman (Nebraska) moved to amend 
that Section of the Report reaffirming Paragraph 
1716 of the 1940 Discipline of The Methodist 
Church, Section III, at the end of the sentence 
closing the second paragraph of the Section at the 
top of page 778 of the 1940 Discipline of The 
Methodist Church, by adding these words, "this 
does not deny the use of church buildings to agen- 
cies of mercy and healing, such as the Red Cross" 
(DB-200). 

The amendment was accepted by Ernest Fre- 
mont Tittle (Rock River), Chairman, for the 
Committee, there being no objection raised by 
any member of the Committee or of the General 
Conference. 

T. Morton McDonald (*) (Indiana) moved to 
amend by deleting the first four lines of the last 
paragraph at the bottom of page 777, 1940 Disci- 
pline of The Methodist Church, and substituting 
therefor the following: "Therefore we stand 
upon the ground. The Methodist Church makes no 
attempt to bind the consciences of its members" 
(DB-201). 

John L. Wolfe (West Virginia) spoke against 
the amendment and for the Majority Report. 

Andrew C. Caton (Montana) moved the pre- 
vious question. The motion, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed and the previous question on the amend- 
ment was ordered. 

Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River), Chair- 



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369 



man of the Committee, spoke against the amend- 
ment. The amendment was not adopted. 

Horace T. Freeman (South Georgia) moved to 
amend the Report by deleting the first ten lines 
in the last paragraph of the printed Report and 
substitute therefor the following : 



MAY 4 

Ninth Day 

Thumday 

Morn in fi 

Horace T. 
Freeman 
Movea to 
Amend 



"Many Methodists in loyalty to conscience are in 
Civilian Public Service Camps, or in prison. We send our 
greetings and love to them. We affix'm our confidence that 
God, whose wisdom embraces the total reality in every 
situation, and whose love and power are redemptively at 
work in all our ethical dilemmas, will accept and use 
their sincere devotion and often difficult decisions." 



Amendment 
Lost 



Hazen G. 
Werner 

Moves to 
Amend 



Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River), Chair- 
man, spoke against the amendment. The amend- 
ment was not adopted. 

Hazen G. Werner (Ohio) was recognized. Leon- 
ard B. Smith (Baltimore) raised a point of order 
relative to the recognition. The Chair ruled the 
point not well taken, and gave the reasons why. 

Hazen G. Werner (Ohio) then offered the fol- 
lowing amendment to be added to the Majority 
Report : 

"As Christians we could not consent in our hearts to the 
world dominance of nihilistic powers anywhere and the 
extinction of free institutions, our Christian culture and 
the opportunity to continue building the Kingdom of God." 
(DB-203) 



Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River), Chair- 
man, asked a question of Hazen G. Werner (Ohio) , 
who replied in the negative to the question asked. 

Carrol D. W. Hilderbrand (Northwest Indiana) 
spoke against the amendment. 

William T. Muncy (*) (Nebraska) moved the ^ii'i"„'J'/' 
previous question on the amendment. The motion, previous 
duly seconded, prevailed and the previous question Question 
was ordered. 

Albert E. Day (Southern California-Arizona) 



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MAY 4 

Ninth Day 
Thursday 
Morning 



Fred D. Stone 
Makes 
Point of 
Order 



Benjamin F. 
Schwartz 
Moves to 
Amend 



Amendment 
Accepted 



Frank C. 
Propert 
Moves 
Previous 
Question 



Majority 
Report 
Perfected 



Sessions 
Ordered 



asked for the reading of the Werner amendment, 
and also of the amendment inserted by common 
consent this morning, and offered by Ernest Fre- 
mont Tittle (Rock River). 

Fred D. Stone (Rock River) made the point of 
order that the reading v^^as to be for information 
only. The Chair ruled the point well taken. Both 
amendments were read for the information of the 
Conference, 

Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River), Chair- 
man, spoke against the amendment. The amend- 
ment was not adopted. 

A motion to adjourn was voted down. 

Benjamin F. Schwartz (Nebraska) moved to 
amend the second paragraph on page 777 of the 
1940 Discipline of The Methodist Church, under 
Section III, by adding after the word "war" at the 
end of the sentence in the fourth line, the follow- 
ing: 

"except in the matter of providing Chaplains 
and other means of ministering in the name of 
Christ to those engaged in military service" (DB- 
204). 

The amendment was accepted by Ernest Fre- 
mont Tittle (Rock River), Chairman, for the 
Committee, there being no objection raised by any 
member of the Committee or of the General Con- 
ference. 

Frank C. Propert (*) (New Jersey) moved the 
previous question on the process of perfecting the 
Majority Report. The motion, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed, and the previous question was ordered. 

There being no motions relative thereto, the 
Chair declared the Majority Report to have been 
perfected, and that the Minority Report was now 
properly before the Conference for action thereon 
in perfecting the same. 

Motion of George W. Henson (Philadelphia), 
Chairman of the Committee of Chairmen, duly sec- 



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onded, prevailed that sessions of the General Con- 
ference be ordered for Thursday, May 4, and Fri- 
day, May 5, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:45 P.M. for each 
respective day (DB-205). 

Motion of the Secretary, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed that the time be extended for to complete 
the making of announcements, etc. 

Isaac E. Miller (Ohio), Chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Presiding Officers, stated that Bishop 
James C. Baker would preside at the afternoon 
session today, and that tonight Bishop Arthur J. 
Moore would preside. 

Motion of John T. Ellison (*) (Alabama), duly 
seconded, prevailed that consideration of Report 
No. 5 of the Committee on Judicial Administra- 
tion be made the Order of the Day for Friday, 
May 5., at the afternoon session, immediately fol- 
lowing the Report of the Committee on Courtesies 
and Privileges. 

Motion of G. Mont Davenport (North Ala- 
bama), duly seconded, prevailed that we do now 
adjourn. 

Bishop A. Frank Smith thanked the Conference 
for their co-operation and uniform courtesy in the 
conduct of the business of this session. 

The Conference adjourned with the benediction 
pronounced by Bishop A. Frank Smith and con- 
sideration of Report No. 8 of the Committee on the 
State of the Church pending. 



MAY 4 

Ninth Day 
Thursday 
Modi inu 



Presiding 
Officer 
Announced 



Order of 
Day Set 



Motion to 
Adjourn 



Adjournment 



NINTH DAY, THURSDAY, MAY 4, 1944, 
AFTERNOON SESSION 

Pursuant to adjournment, the General Confer- 
ence convened at 2:30 P.M., Thursday, May 4, 
1944, with Bishop James C. Baker in the Chair. 

Bishop Baker announced Hymn No. 12, "Joy- 
ful, Joyful, We Adore Thee." The Conference rose 



MAY 4 

Ninth Day 
Thursday 
Afternoon 

Bishop James 
C. Baker 
Presides 



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MAY 4 

Ninth Day 
Thursday 
Afternoon 



Courtesies 



Chaplain 
HuKh E. 
Wilson 

Lester S. 
Ivins, Ph.D. 



Motion Frank 
H. Ryder 



Chester A. 
Smith 
Moves 
Reference 
to Judicial 
Council 



and joined in the singing and remained standing 
while Bishop Baker led in prayer. 

Glenn R. Phillips (Southern California-Ari- 
zona), Chairman of the Committee on Courtesies 
and Privileges, presented James R. Houghton, who 
introduced Dean Robert G. McCutchan, Editor of 
the Methodist Hymnal, to the Conference. 

Glenn R. Phillips (Southern California-Ari- 
zona), Chairman of the Committee on Courtesies 
and Privileges, introduced Lieutenant (Chaplain) 
Hugh E. Wilson of the Alabama Conference. 

Glenn R. Phillips (Southern California-Ari- 
zona), Chairman of the Committee on Courtesies 
and Priveleges, presented Lester S. Ivins, Ph.D. 
(*) (Ohio), who called attention to the study en- 
titled "Results of a Questionnaire on the Recruit- 
ing and Training of Ministers" which had been 
placed on the delegates' tables during the noon 
hour. 

Motion of Frank H. Ryder (*) (Troy), duly 
seconded, prevailed that the document be printed 
and made available to pastors, and Conference, 
District, and Church Lay Leaders. 

Glenn R. Phillips (Southern California-Ari- 
zona), Chairman of the Committee on Courtesies 
and Privileges, presented Chester A. Smith (*) 
(New York) for a privileged matter. Chester A. 
Smith (*) (New York) asked the reference of 
the following matter (DB-206) to the Judicial 
Council : 



Whereas, The second affirmation of faith appearing on 
page 512 of the Hymnal contains no reference to the birth 
of Jesus, his bodily resurrection, the forgiveness of sins, 
the resurrection of the body or the life everlasting, thereby 
raising the question whether it is in violation of the Arti- 
cles of Religion, and 

WHERE1A.S, The third affirmation of faith likewise con- 
tains no reference to the birth of Jesus, his suffering or 
the resurrection of the body, thereby raising the question 
whether it is in violation of the Ai-ticles of Religion, and 



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373 



WnraEAS, The use of the word "wine" in the Sacrament 
of the Lord's Supper likewise raises the question whether 
it is a violation of the Articles of Religion, because of 
the fact that it does not follow the word used in the 
scriptures in describing the institutioo of that Sacra- 
ment, the word "wine" being nowhere used in such de- 
scription, but only the word "cup," the word "cup" being 
the word used by Jesus himself; therefoic 

Resolved, That we appeal to the Judicial Council for 
an opinion and decision as to whether the second and 
third affiimation of faith are a violation of the Articles 
of Religion, and whether the use of the word "wine" in 
the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper is a violation of 
the Articles of Religion. 



MAY * 

Ninth Day 

Thursday 

Afternoon 



J. N. R. Score (Central Texas) raised the ques- 
tion as to whether the Judicial Council passes on 
questions of doctrine or questions of law? 

The Chair ruled the reference to the Judicial 
Council out of order at the present time. 

Glenn R. Phillips (Southern California-Ari- 
zona), Chairman of the Committee on Courtesies 
and Privileges, presented the following paper 
(DB-207), and, on his motion, duly seconded, it 
was referred to the Judicial Council. 



J. N. R. Srore 
Raises Point 
of Order 



Declaratory 
Decision 
Requested 
■Judicial 
Council 



Resolved, That the General Conference ask the Judicial 
Council to give a Declaratory Decision on the following 
case:. 

A retired minister of the Mississippi Conference who 
was a member of the Methodist Protestant Church on 
May 10, 1939 (the date of Unification) originally entered 
the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 
rendered service therein in the effective relation, was 
.subsequently involuntarily located and thereafter he was 
received into the ministry of the Methodist Protestant 
Church. Since Unification, and until the present time, his 
approved years of service counted for annuity claim in 
the Mississippi Conference have been those served as a 
Minister in the Methodist Protestant Church. 

In this case the adoption of a new Pension Code by this 
General Conference raises under Paragraph 1318, No. 2, 
and Paragraph 1319, last clause thereof, the question as 
to whether or not the years of the said Retired Minister 
formerly rendered in the Methodist Epi.scopal Church, 



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MAY 4 South, should be included with the years for which an- 

NiNTH Day nuity claim can be made. 

Thursday (Signed) A. T. McIlwain, 

Afternoon T. A. STAFFORD. 

May 4, 1944. 



Special 
Gavel 



Report No. 
State of 
Church 
Resumed 



James 1. 
Dolliver 



Daniel L. 
Marsh 



Charles C. 
Parlin 



James G. 
Houston 

Thomas B. 
Lugg 
Point of 
Order 



T. Morton 
McDonald 
Raises 
Question 



Bishop Baker called attention to the gavel he 
was using at this session. In 1907 the three Meth- 
odist Churches in Japan, the Canadian Methodist 
Church, the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 
and the Methodist Episcopal Church, united, and 
the Japanese Methodist Church was organized. 
The gavel was used at the first General Conference 
held in the chapel of Aoyama Gakusco in Tokyo, 
beginning on May 22, 1907. 

Consideration of Report No. 8 of the Committee 
on the State of the Church was resumed, perfec- 
tion of the Minority Report being the matter 
before the Conference. 

James I. Dolliver (*) (Northwest Iowa) spoke 
in favor of the Minority Report. 

Daniel L. Marsh (New England) raised the 
question as to what does the Minority Report do 
with what is now in the 1940 Discipline of The 
Methodist Church in Paragraph 1716? 

Charles C. Parlin (*) (Newark), in charge of 
the Minority Report, answered the question by 
stating that the Minority Report would take the 
place of all that is now printed under Paragraph 
1716 in the 1940 Discipline of The Methodist 
Church. 

James G. Houston (*) (North Mississippi) was 
recognized, and desired to speak for the Minority 
Report. Thomas B. Lugg (Illinois) raised the 
point of order that the previous speaker had also 
been for the Minority Report and therefore the 
present speaker was out of order. The Chair ruled 
the point well taken. 

T. Morton McDonald (*) (Indiana) raised the 
question that the only thing before the Confer- 



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576 



ence was the offering of amendments to the Mi- 
nority Report. The Chair ruled the statement 
correct. 

Paul G. James (*) (lowa-Des Moines) moved to 
amend the Minority Report by adding the follow- 
ing pronouncements (DB-208) : 



MAY 4 

Ninth Day 
Thursday 
Afternoon 

Paul G. James 
Moves to 
Amend 



(1) We call upon the Church to pray for the welfare, 
guidance and protection of all those in the armed forces, for 
the maintenance and strengthening of their Christian faith 
and ideals, and their safe and speedy return to our homes 
and to our churches. 

(2). We denounce all forms of human oppression, per- 
secution, totalitarianism and autocracy, and we pray God's 
blessings upon all those who by word and deed protect and 
defend human liberty and freedom. 

(3) We urge that our Government exert its power 
and its influence to establish international law and or- 
der, banish international anarchy, and seek an interpre- 
tation of responsible sovereignty as liberty under law and 
not as license ; that Peace may be implemented and secured 
by instruments of international law and justice, and be 
collectively protected against aggression. 

(4) We recognize that the post-war plans and programs 
which we have adopted can never be instituted or realized 
unless and until our men and women in the service by 
victory present us with the opportunity — the chance — to 
build a better world; and to them we express our gratitude 
and appreciation, and we pledge our loyal support. 

(5) We express our loyalty and devotion to the Chris- 
tian ministers and laymen in enemy and occupied territory, 
who have been persecuted and imprisoned, and we join in 
their prayers for a speedy victory, and their liberation and 
restoration to the service of the Kingdom. 

(6) We acknowledge the right to freedom of conscience 
of ever>' individual, and we accept the decision of those 
who conscientiously believe in abstention from participation 
in war, and we pray that God may sustain and comfort 
them. 

(7) We expre.ss our gratitude and appreciation to the 
Mennonite Church, and to the Quakers, who have assumed 
the expense of the support of Methodist men in Civilian 
Public Service Camps; and we recommend that The Meth- 
odist Church assume the responsibility of caring for Meth- 
odist youth in such camps. 



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MAY 4 

Ninth Day 
Thuredav 
Afternoon 



(8) We pledge our loyal support to our enlisted Chap- 
lains, and we pray God's blessinjfs upon them and their 
service. 

(9) We pledge the loyal support of our Church in the 
sustaining of the morale of our people, and our support 
and encouragement of the men and women engaged in the 
service of our country. 

(10) We piay for a just and endux-ing peace in which the 
Brotherhood of man may become a reality. 



Lynn A. Wood 



Point of 

Order 
J. Edgar 

Skillington 



Paul N. Gar- 
ber Moves 
Previous 
Question 



Charles C. 
Parlin 



Walter W. 
Ward Moves 
to Amend 



The motion to amend was duly seconded. 

Lynn A. Wood (Pacific Northwest) spoke to 
the pending question. 

J. Edgar Skillington (Central Pennsylvania) 
raised the point of order that after all amend- 
ments have been presented, there will be the op- 
portunity for debate, provided the previous ques- 
tion is not ordered on all before the Conference. 
The Chair ruled the point well stated. 

Paul N. Garber (Western North Carolina) 
moved the previous question on the pending 
amendment. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed 
and the previous question was ordered on the 
pending amendment. 

Charles C. Parlin (*) (Newark), Chairman 
of the Minority Report, spoke against the amend- 
ment. The amendment was not adopted. 

Walter W. Ward (Central Texas) moved to 
amend by adding at the close of the first para- 
graph at the top of the third column (DCA-123) 
the following (DB-209) : 



We declare that the responsibility to protect our institu- 
tions and Democratic way of life, is that of the State, even 
by resoi't to war: but we also declare that it is the distinc- 
tive mission of the Church to declare itself against the evils 
that produce war. Its chief business is the assertion of 
truth, the dissipation of hate, the instruction of the hearts 
and minds of men. 



Lynn Harold 
Hough 



The motion was duly seconded. 

Lynn Harold Hough (New York East) 



spoke 



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317 



to the pending matter and against the amendment. 

J. Eaii Moreland (*) (Virginia) moved the 
previous question on all before the Conference. 
The motion, duly seconded, prevailed and the pre- 
vious question was ordered. 

Leo H. McKay (*) (Erie) proposed an amend- 
ment to protect the right of the conscientious ob- 
jector. The Chair ruled the amendment out of 
order at this time. 

Charles C. Parlin (*) (Newark), Chairman of 
the Minority Report, spoke against the amendment 
of Walter W. Ward (Central Texas). The amend- 
ment was not adopted. 

Leo H. McKay (*) (Erie) renewed his amend- 
ment to protect the rights of the conscientious ob- 
jector. Frank C. Propert (*) (New Jersey) raised 
the point of order that it was out of order to pro- 
pose such an amendment. The Chair ruled the 
point well taken. 

The Chair ruled that no formal motion was 
necessary to substitute the Minority Report for 
the Majority Report, as the fact that it has been 
printed is evidence of its being proposed. 

Charles C. Parlin (*) (Newark), Chairman of 
the Minority Report, closed the debate for the 
Minority Report, first stating that the conscien- 
tious objector was fully protected in the Social 
Creed. 

Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River), Chair- 
man, closed the debate for the Committee on the 
State of the Church. 

Bishop James C. Baker stated that the vote 
would now be taken on the substitution of the 
Minority Report for the Majority Report. 

Motion of Leland Moore (South Georgia), duly 
seconded, prevailed that when we vote it be by 
"Aye" and "No," the vote to be recorded in the 
Journal of the General Conference, (DB-210). 

Littell J. Rust (*) (Tennessee) moved that the 



MAY 4 

Ninth Day 
Thursday 
Afternoon 



I,tH. H. McK. 
Moves ro 
Amend 



Ward Amend- 
ment Lost 



Point of 
Order F"ranl^ 
C. Propert 



Ruling of 
Chair 



Charles C. 
Parlin 
Closes 
Debate 



Ernest 
Fremont 
Tittle 
Closes 
Debate 

Vote taken on 
Substitution 



"Aye" and 
"No" 
Vote 
Ordered 



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MAY 4 

Ninth Day 
Thursday 
Afternoon. 

Vote by 
Orders 
Ordered 

Vote Taken 



Nominations 
for Federal 
Council 



vote be taken by "Orders." The motion was duly 
seconded. The laymen voted by a vote of 115 for 
to 227 against for the vote by orders, and the mo- 
tion prevailed by the one-third vote necessary in 
matters of this kind (DB-211). 

A "Aye" and "No" was then taken, the lay dele- 
gates voting first, and then the ministerial dele- 
gates. The tellers retired to count the vote. For 
Report see page 386. 

During the counting of the signed vote, the 
Conference proceeded to the following business : 

Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, Secretary of the 
Council of Bishops, was recognized, and presented 
the nominations of the Council of Bishops for 
membership on the Federal Council of the Church- 
es of Christ in America (DB-212). On motion 
of Roy H. Short (Louisville), duly seconded, they 
were elected, as follows \ 



The effective Bishops of all Jurisdictions at the close of 
the Jurisdictional Conferences. 

Central Jurisdiction — Ministers: John W. Haywood 
(East Tennessee), Herman Brown (Delaware), Nathaniel 
W. Greene (South Carolina), M. LaFayette Harris (Lex- 
ington), James D. Wheaton (Mississippi), Laymen: Lee 
W. Lynn (Central Alabama), Robert E. Hunt (Upper 
Mississippi). 

Northeastern Jurisdiction — Ministers: Lynn Harold 
Hough (New York East), Franklin Dunscombe, Philadel- 
phia), Frederick B. Newell (New Yoi-k East), John M. 
Pearson (New York), Ralph W. Sockman (New York), R. 
L. Shipley (Baltimore), Percy M. Spurrier (New England 
Southern), Walter A. Hearn (Peninsula), Laymen: Mrs. 
Dorr Diefendorf, Miss Margaret Forsyth, Mrs. Benjamin 
W. Meeks (Baltimore), Mrs. E. L. Phillips, W. L. Hunt, 
L. C. McQuiston. 

South Central Jurisdiction — Ministers: W. Angle 
Smith (North Texas), J. Walter Mills (Texas), Joe E. 
Bowers, Charles E. Schofield (Central Kansas), Thomas B. 
Mather, Paul E. Martin (North Texas), Benjamin F. 
Schwartz (Nebraska), R. J. Smith (West Oklahoma), 
Laymen: Mrs. Greorge S. Sexton, Jr. (Louisiana), Mrs. W. 
W. Fondren (Texas), Walter W. Parker (St. Louis), Dr. 



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379 



Mary E. Shannon (Kansas), Nels Barnett, Mi-s. J. D. 
Brag^g (St. Louis). 

Southeastern Jurisdiction — Ministers: William F. 
Quillian (South Geor^a), Zachary T. Johnson (Kentucky), 
Mark M. Moore (Holston), Cawthon A. Bowen (Missis- 
sippi), J. Manning Potts (Virginia), Jesse M. Ormond 
(North Carolina), A. L. Gunter (Upper South Carolina), 
Laymen: Ben A. Whitmore (Tennessee), George L. More- 
lock (Memphi.s), J. Earl Moreland (Virginia), Luther L. 
Gobel (Western North Carolina), J. Caldwell Guilds 
(South Carolina) . 

North Central Jurisdiction — Ministers: William F. 
Smith (Iowa Des Moines), William W. Robinson (North 
Indiana), Paul E. Secrest (Northeast Ohio), Charles M. 
Coulter (Ohio), Marshall R. Reed (Detroit), Carroll D. W. 
Hildebrand (Northwest Indiana), Henry Hitt Crane (De- 
troit), Ralph E. Diffendorfer (Rock River), Layynen: Mrs. 
Anna E. Kresge (Detroit), Hiram A. Douglass (Northern 
Minnesota), Thomas H. West (Rock River), Ernest H. 
Cherrington (Ohio), Amos L. Heer (North-East Ohio), 
Walter C. Coffey (Northern Minnesota). 

Western Jurisdiction — Ministers: Albert E. Day 
(Southern California-Arizona), Theodore H. Palmquist 
(California), Harry T. Morris (Colorado), J. Brett Kenna 
(Pacific Northwest). Laymen: Fred D. Parr (California), 
John K. Strange (Wyoming State), Edson Deal (Idaho). 

At Large— John R. Mott, Mrs. C. W. Mead, Miss Sallie 
Lou MacKinnon, Dr. Glenn R. Phillips, George M. McKib- 
ben, Dr. Nolan B. Harmon, Jr., Governor Thomas L. Bailey, 
Governor Homer W. Adkins, Carl Magee, E. A. Love. 



MAY i 

Ninth Day 

Thursday 

Afternoon 



Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, Secretary, presented Nominations 

^ ' jr fj,^ Overseas 



the nominations of the Council of Bishops for 
membership of the Methodist Committee for Over- 
seas Relief (DB-213), and, on motion of Anson 
C. Clark (Troy), duly seconded, they were elect- 
ed, as follows : 



Relief 
Committer 



Northeastern Jurisdiction — The Resident Bishop of 
the Boston Area, Amos Thornburg (M) (New England 
Southern), Harry N. Holmes (L) (New York East), Mrs. 
William C. Scott (L) (Baltimore). 

Southeastern Jurisdiction — Bishop W. Walter Peele, 
Lester Rumble (M) (North Georgia), Miss Sallie Lou 
MacKinnon (L) (North Carolina), J. B. Ivey (Western 
North Carolina). 



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MAY 4 Central Jurisdiction — Bishop Lorenzo H. King, E. L. 

Ninth Day Lofton (M) (Washington), Miss Arsania Williams (L) 

Thursday (Central West), T. W. Hodges (L) (Atlanta). 

AHernoon NORTH CENTRAL JURISDICTION — Bishop J. Ralph Magee, 

Guy 0. Carpenter (M) (Indiana), Mrs. Conrad C. Long 

(L) (Ohio), Jacob Kindleberger. 

South Central Jurisdiction — Bishop William C. 
Martin, J. O. Haymes (M) (Northwest Texas), Carl Hollis 
(L), Mrs. W. W. Fondren (L) (Texas). 

Western Jurisdiction — Bishop Wilbur E. Hammaker, 
Walter B. Spaulding (M) (Montana), John R. Crummey 
(L) (California), Mrs. David Lawson (L) (Pacific North- 
west). 



I 



George W. Henson (Philadelphia), Chairman, 



adopted : 



Motion 

George W. 

?ommlUon presciited the following (DB-214), which wa.s 

on Enter- 
tainment 



Your Committee on Conferences recommends that the 
Council of Bishops be requested to nominate to the Gen- 
eral Confei'ence a Commission on Entertainment, composed 
of one minister and one layman from each Jurisdiction, to 
determine the place of holding the General Conference of 
1948, and to make all necessary arrangements in connection 
therewith. 

(Signed) George W. Henson, Chairman; 
John R. Kenney, Secretary. 



Rules 

Referred 



Report No. 2 
interde- 
nomination- 
al Relations 



W. Foss 
Curtiss 
Point of 
Order 



Motion of J. Edgar Skillington (Central Penn- 
sylvania), duly seconded, was adopted, as fol- 
lows (DB-215) : That the following Rules be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Rules for clarification 
and the ironing out of contradictions, or supposed 
contradictions, viz.: Nos. 14, 19, 20, 24, 33, 34, 
and sub-section (4) on page 157 of the Handbook. 

Nolan B. Harmon, Jr. (Virginia), Chairman, 
presented Report No. 2 of the Committee on In- 
terdenominational Relations, Calendar No. 83 
(DCA-113), subject "Commission on Interde- 
nominational Relations," and moved its adoption. 
The motion was duly seconded. 

W. Foss Curtiss (*) (West Virginia) raised 
the point of order that there was not a quorum 



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3S1 



present when the Report was adopted in the Com- 
mittee. The Chair ruled the point well taken. 

Nolan B. Harmon, Jr. (Virginia), Chairman of 
the Committee on Interdenominational Relations, 
moved that the Rules be suspended for the con- 
sideration of and action on the Report, and any 
other Report of the Committee which lacked a 
quorum at the time of its adoption. The motion, 
duly seconded, prevailed, and the Rules were sus- 
pended. Report No. 2, Calendar No. 83, was adopt- 
ed. For Report see page 604. 

Nolan B. Harmon, Jr. (Virginia), Chairman, 
presented Report No. 4 of the Committee on Inter- 
denominational Relations, Calendar No. 85 (DCA- 
114), subject 'The World Council of Churches," 
and moved its adoption. The motion, duly sec- 
onded, prevailed, and the Report was adopted. For 
Report, see page 606. 

Nolan B. Harmon. Jr. (Virginia), Chairman, 
presented Report No. 3 of the Committee on In- 
terdenominational Relations, Calendar No. 84 
(DCA-114), subject "Relations with the Colored 
Methodist Episcopal Church," and moved its adop- 
tion. The motion was duly seconded. 

At the request of Nolan B. Harmon, Jr. (Vir- 
ginia), Chairman, Dr. Edward D. Kohlstedt, Ex- 
ecutive Secretary of Home Missions of the Divi- 
sion of Home Missions of the General Board of 
Missions and Church Extension, was granted the 
privileges of the floor and spoke to the Report, as 
did Bishop Arthur J. Moore, who also was granted 
the privileges of the floor, for this purpose. The 
Report was adopted. For Report see page 604. 

Motion of Daniel L. Marsh (New England), 
duly seconded, prevailed that after hearing an- 
nouncements we adjourn. 

After various announcements, the Conference 
adjourned with the benediction pronounced in 



MAY 4 

Ninth Day 
Thursday 
Afternoon 

Rules Su9- 
pende<l 



Report No. 4 
Interdenom- 
inational 
Relations 



Report No. 3 
Interdenom- 
inational 
Relations 



Edward D. 
Kohlstedt 
Granted 
Privileges 
of Floor 



Bishop Arthur 
J. Moore 
Granted 
Privileges 
of Floor 



Adjournment 



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MAY 4 

Ninth Day 

Thwraday 

Afternoon 

MAY 4 

Ninth Day 
Thursday 
Evening 

Bishop 
Arthur J. 
Moore 
Presides 



Courtesies 



E. Dow 
Bancroft 
Presented 



Francis R. 
Bayley 
Presents 
Decision 
Judicial 
Council 



Spanish by Bishop Eleasar Guerra of the Meth- 
odist Church of Mexico. 

NINTH DAY, THURSDAY, MAY 4, 1944, 
EVENING SESSION 

Pursuant to adjournment, the General Confer- 
ence convened at 7:45 p.m., Thursday, May 4, 
1944, with Bishop Arthur J. Moore in the Chair. 

The Conference stood, and joined in singing 
Hymn 162, "0 for a Thousand Tongues to Sing," 
after which Dr. Gaither P. Warfield, of Poland, 
led in prayer. 

James R. Houghton, Director of Music for the 
General Conference, introduced Dr. Earl E. Har- 
per, head of the Department of Fine Arts at the 
University of Iowa. James R. Houghton then sang 
"The Holy City," accompanied on the piano by 
Dr. Earl E. Harper. 

Glenn R. Phillips (Southern California- Ari- 
zona), Chairman of the Committee on Courtesies 
and Privileges, requested Bishop H. Lester Smith 
to make an introduction. Bishop H. Lester Smith 
introduced E. Dow Bancroft (*) (Ohio), Asso- 
ciate Secretary of the General Board of Lay Ac- 
tivities, and stated that the Conference was 
appreciative of the long service rendered the 
Church by this noble layman who is soon to 
retire on account of the age limit. 

Glenn R. Phillips (Southern California-Ari- 
zona), Chairman of the Committee on Courtesies 
and Privileges, presented Francis R. Bayley (Bal- 
timore), President of the Judicial Council for the 
reading of opinions from the Council, as follows 
(DB-216) : 



DECISION OF JUDICIAL COUNCIL 

In regard to the request for a Declaratory Decision 
regarding sub-paragraph (d) of paragraph 1318, Art. V, 
Chapter IV, under the title of General Pension Regulations, 



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383 



as found on pag:c 01, of the Daily Christian Advocate of 
Tuesday. May 2, 1944. 

At the session of the General Conference on May 4, 1944, 
the following: was adopted: 

Whereas, This General Conference has adopted the 
Pension Code, Paragrraph 1318, Section 2, Subdivision (d) 
of which provides that years served as a member of an 
Annual Conference left without appointment to attend 
school for a period not to exceed three Conference years 
may be counted for annuity claim. 

Whereas, The Western North Carolina Conference, in 
common with other Annual Conferences in the Territory of 
the Missouri Corpojation, has in its membership many Con- 
ference Claimants to whom such a provision has not been 
hitherto applicable, Therefore be it 

Resolved, That the General Confei'ence ask the Judicial 
Council to render a declaratory decision as to whether or 
not the aforementioned enactment is retroactive within the 
Territory of the Missouri Corporation, in order that the 
claims of these Conference Claimants may be accurately 
determined. 

The Judicial Council is ready at all times to render such 
service to the General Conference as it may within the 
limits of the jurisdiction conferred upon it but we do not 
believe that the enactment of the legislation in regard to 
Declaratory Decision was intended to put into our hands 
any legislative authority, but that, contra, the General 
Conference it.self, outside of matters involving constitu- 
tional questions, is the sole judge and interpreter of the 
meaning of any legislation passed, so long as the Confer- 
ence enacting such laws is in session. 

While the Genei'al Conference is in session it would 
appear that if there is any lack of clarity in legislation it 
should be clarified by the General Confei-ence and not be 
left to Judicial determination. 

We therefore respectfully return this request with the 
suggestion that the General Conference itself clarify the 
enactment at issue. 

Signed: 

F. R. Bayley, President; 
H. P. Van Deusen, (*) Secretary, 



MAY 4 

Ninth Day 
Thuraday 
Evening 



DECISION OF JUDICIAL COUNCIL 

On May 2, 1944, the General Conference re- 
ferred to the Judicial Council the following com- 



384 Journal of the 19^^ General Conference 

^*^^ * munication with request that the Judicial Council 
Ninth Day answcr the inquirv therein set forth : 

Thursday ^ '' 

Evening 

On question referred to it by the General Conference, 
on the question of the meaning of the woi'ds "Church 
Members" in connection with the plan for the organization 
of the Board of Publication. 

April 30, 1944 

To the members of the Judicial Council of The Methodist 
Church. 
Brethren : 

In behalf of the publishing interests of The Methodist 
Church, we desire to ask of the Judicial Council a "Declar- 
atory Decision" on the following question: 

Paragraph 871 of the Discipline of 1940 specifies : 

"The Board of Publication shall be constituted by the 
respective Jurisdictional Confei'ences, with a representation 
of each in proportion to Church membership upon a basis 
of one member of the Board for each 150,000 Church mem- 
bers or major fraction thei-eof within the Jurisdictional 
Conference; . . ." 

In order that there may be uniformity of action in 
each of the respective Jurisdictions, we desire a decision 
on this question: Does the 150,000 church members re- 
quired as a basis for election include laymen and min- 
isters or laymen only? 

There will be in these next Jurisdictional Conference 
sessions some changes in the number of members elected 
to this Board predicated on the changes in membership 
and it is necessary that we be able to notify the Jurisdic- 
tions of their proper action and assure uniformity. 

As the Board in charge of the Statistical Depai'tment 
of the Church, we desire to state that to the best of our 
knowledge and belief page 500 of the Discipline of 1940, 
which has on it a map of the various Jurisdictions and a 
statement of the membership of each Jurisdiction, was 
created to simply include the lay members of the Church. 
Therefore, if the membership of the several Jurisdictions 
are added to show the membership of the Church in the 
United States, it will not include the ministers. 

Purely for the purpose of information for the Judicial 
Council we desire fuither to state that we have issued to 
the Statistical Department instruction that when prepar- 
ing a like map for the publication in the Discipline of 
1944 two sets of figures shall appear in each Jurisdiction: 



The Methodist Church 385 

(1) the number of lay members; (2) the number of min- may 4 
isters. NiNTM Day 

With very great appreciation of the service being ren- Th'nsdau 
dered to the Church by the Judicial Council, we are Evoiinp 

Respectfully yours, 

T. W. Appleby, 
Vicc-Chuirmcni, Board of Ptiblicatiov ; 
B. A. Whitmore, 
Fred D. Stone, 
PKhiii^hiiig Agoiffi. 

After careful examination of the Discipline of 1939 and 
the Discipline of 1940, and of the Journal and Daily Chris- 
iinn Advocate of the Uniting Conference, and of the Jour- 
nal and Daily Christian Advocate of the General Confer- 
ence of 1940, we can report only that we are unable to 
find any legislative interpretation of the meaning of the 
words "Church members" as used in connection with this 
subject. 

The General Conference is thoroughly competent to 
define such term as it may desire. Since there appears no 
legislation on the subject, it is our opinion that any defini- 
tion given to the term "Church member" in connection 
with this matter should be by action of the Geneial Con- 
ference rather than by judicial interpretation. 

F. R. Bayley, President; 

H. P. Van Deusen, Secretary. 

Motion of Glenn R. Phillips (Southern Califor- ^^|ef">'°" 
na-Arizona), Chairman of the Committee on ordered 
Courtesie.s and Privileges, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed that a period of twenty minutes be set 
apart, at the beginning of the session tomorrow 
evening, Friday, May 5, 1944, for appropriate 
recognition of our Bishops who retire from active 
service this year. 

Leland Moore (South Georgia), Chairman of ^^^^'^%^'^- "^ 
the Committee on Credentials, presented Reports credentials 
Nos. 4 and 5 of the Committee (DCA-127) and 
moved their adoption, without reading. The mo- 
tion, duly seconded, prevailed, and the Reports 
were adopted. For Reports see pages 746, 747. 

The Report of the Tellers on the substitution of 



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MAY 4 

Ninth Day 
Thuradau 

Even in p 

Report of 
Tellers on 
Report No. 
8 State of 
Church 



the Minority Report for the Majority Report, 
Report No. 8 of the Committee on the State of the 
Church was announced by the Secretary, as fol- 
lows (DB-217) : 

Laymen : Votes cast, 334 ; Aye, 203 ; No, 131. 

Ministers : Votes cast, 341 ; defective, 1 ; not 
voting, 1 ; total votes cast, 339 ; Aye, 170 ; No, 169. 

Laymen voting to substitute the minority for 
majority report : 



Laymen Vot- 
ing to Sub- 
stitute 
Minority 
Report 



T. E. Acker, C. V. Adams, Mrs. A. O. Aldrich, W. F. 
Allison, F. N. Anderson, W. M. Andrews, W. D. Archer, 
Mrs. A. G. Avery. 

D. Amos Barber, W. H. Barradell, Mrs. E. R. Bartlett, 
O. F. Bartz, Mrs. F. G. Bell, W. A. Blasingame, M. W. 
Boyd, J. S. Brazier, G. W. Bright, H. R. Brockett, I. W. 
Brown, R. B. Bryant. 

J. S. M. Cannon, R. B. Carr, J. T. Carson, H. Almon 
Chafee, Mrs. H. V. Cherrington, Hal H. Cherry, B. G. 
Childs, W. B. Christenberr>s Mrs. P. L. Cobb, S. A. Co- 
hagan, Mrs. R. S. Cole, H. Westlake Coons, C. E. Cooper, 
A. W. Cox, B. C. Clark, Mrs. S. H. Clark, Alfred C. 
Crawford, J. D. Crummey, Miss Margai-et Currie, W. 
Foss Curtis. 

C. M. Dannelly, M. S. Davage, J. B. Davis, Wilmer Fell 
Davis, W. H. Davis, Edson Deal, R. L. Dean, C. H. De- 
Long, H. 0. DeWeese, Mrs. George Dismukes, .J. I. Dol- 
liver, Mrs. E. B. Dunlop. 

W. L. Earp, J. A. Eastman, J. E. Easter, J. R. Ed- 
wards, Linden E. Eells, J. A. Egan, M. L. Ellis. .J. T. 
Ellison, T. B. Ely, E. C. Evans, P. F. Evans. 

H. W. Fitch. Mrs. F. P. Flegal, Mrs. W. W. Fondren. 

Mrs. F. E. Gaither, B. O. Gammon, R. S. Gault, Henry 
Gilligan, J. M. Gillinder, F. H. Gregg, W. K. Greene, Karl 
Greenhaw, H. M. Greenslitt, Mrs. Laura V. Guyer. 

P. S. Haley, A. L. Heer, Z. S. Henderson, J. N. Hillman, 
J. Wesley Hole, .J. C. Holler. Gurney P. Hood, A. L. 
Hoover, J. G. Houston, Earl Huffor, H. R. Hummer. 

C. A. Imboden, J. B. Ivey. 

H. E. Jackson, P. G. James, E. R. Jenkins, Mrs. A. C. 
Johnson, H. T. Johnson, Mrs. W. R. Johnson, S. L. John- 
ston, C. A. Jones, J. A. Jones. 

L. O. Kirk, G. R. Klein, W. J. Kurth. 

Mrs. F. A. Lamb, Miss E. S. Langford, Mrs. Harry 
Lauer, C. 0. Law, J. L. Liles, A. T. Lord, F. P. Loring, 



The Methodist Church 387 

C. 0. Loiicks. J. L. Lyons, Leslie J. Lyons, G. Stanley may i 
Lynch. Ninth Day 

G. L McAllen, A. E. McCrea, L. H. McKay, J. C. Mc- Thurnda,, 

Quiston. Evenina 

Paul Meek, E. F. Melwood, C. V. Michener, F. T. 
Mickler, J. G. Moore, J. Earl Moreland, J. C. Murphree, 
Mrs. L. N. Murphree. 

Mrs. J. P. Naftzger, H. E. Newton, R. H. Nichoh, 
V. B. Noble. 

W. H. O'Dell, A. G. Odell, R. L. O'Neal, L. E. Orcutt, 
Miss Eva Ostrom. 

C. C. Parliii, C. B. Peeler, J. J. Perkins, E. W. Peter- 
son, H. R. Phelps, W. R. Phelps, Mrs. G. W. L. Plette, A. C. 
Foffenberger, George Pohlman, Mrs. J. B. Pollard, F. C. 
P roper t. 

Hubert Quillian. 

J. H. Redd. E. H. Redstone, M. C. Redwine, Mrs. E. S. 
Riley, E. H. Roberts, W. D. Roberts, Mrs. J. T. Rogers, 
R. E. Rooks, J. H. Rosenberger, R. R. Roudebush, Littell 
J. Rust. 

Mrs. C. C. Sapp, Mrs. J. R. Seward, J. 0. Sexon, Mary 
E. Shannon, Mrs. W. E. Shappell, Lynn Sheely, J. B. 
Simms, L. .J. Simpson, N. G. Slaughter, C. A. Smith, E. A. 
Smith, D. V. Snapp, H. R. Snavely, Will Stackhouse, F. A. 
Stanger, Jr., B. M. Stevens, Mrs. B. JL. Stout, J. K. Strange, 
Ray Streeter, D. F. Strong, J. M. Sullivan, W. C. Sykes. 

E. A. Tanner, Mrs. Homer Tatum, Van Buren Taun- 
ton, G. W. Thomasson. Pat Thompson, F. H. Trotter, 
H. G. Tyrer. 

W. H. Utz, Jr. 

M. Faye VanDyke, Bernard Vessey. 

E. L. Walker, J. A. Wells, L. W. Wells, F. G. Whitcher, 
Mrs. E. M. White, J. Slater Wight, W. H. Wilcox, W. C. 
Williams, J. M. WilLson, R. B. Wise, W. H. Wiseman, 
Alphaeus B. P. Wood, 0. V. Woosley. 

C. H. Yarbrough. 

203 Votes. 

Lavmen voting NOT to substitute the Minority Laymen 

'^ "^ VotiiiK NOT 

Report for the Majority Report : to substi. 

' J J 1 j^y^g Minor- 



Mrs. L. AL Awtrey. 

Miss Marion M. Bailey, Mrs. J. H. Baker, L. C. Baker, 
E. Dow Bancroft, Mrs. C. A. Barr, Miss Evelyn M. 
Berger, Mrs. C. A. Bickley, Domingo Boero, Moises 
Boudet, D. A. Boyd, Mrs. J. D. Bragg, H. D. Brown, 
S. L. Brown, Mrs. W. E. Brown, Mrs. W. Raymond 



ity Report 



388 Journal of the 19U General Conference 



Thursday 
Evening 



MAY 4 Brown, Mrs. Gid J. Bryan, R. C. Bunch, C. W. Burrows. 
Ninth Day (^ ^^r Q^i^^y^^i^ r ^ Campbell, E. H. Cherrington, 

Anson C, Clark, A. W. Cliffe, C. G. Coates, Mrs. R. E. 
Connell, G. W. Crabbe. 

W. A. Deneke, Mrs. B. R. Donaldson, Mrs. M. M. 
Drake. 

Mrs. Ann M. Ebner, Earl Elijah, W. P. Elliott. 

A. L. Fletcher, W. E. Fletcher, Chapin D. Foster. 

Homer R. Gettle, Miss Henrietta Gibson, B. H. Giflford, 
L. L. Gobbel, R. A. Goodell, H. C. Gossard, J. H. Grace, 
Mrs. J. T. Griffin, J. C. Guilds. 

G. A. Hample, Mrs. C. H. Hardie, E. C. Harrah, J. C. 
Hart, Mrs. W. C. Henn, J. S. Henry, Mrs. E. L. Hillman, 
J. C. Hindman, Mrs. W. M. Hubbard, Edward Huckle- 
berry, W. L. Hunt, R. E. Hunt, S. C. Hunter, G. Robert 
Huston. 

Mrs. P. D. Johnson, D. D. Jones, M. W. Jordan, Mrs. 
W. O. Jordan. 

A. H. Kemper, R. M. Kibler, Arthur Knapp, Miss 
Frances Knight. 

Mx*s. J. G. Law, Mrs. D. J. Lawson, Mrs. H. M. Le 
Sourd, Miss E. M. Lee, V. E. Lewis, Mrs. Conrad C. 
Long, Mrs. W. E. Longstreth, L. W. Lynn. 

J. B. McCullough, S. J. McDonald, T. Morton Mc- 
Donald, C. S. McFall, James McGiffin. 

S. L. Macklin, Mrs. J. E. Martin, Mrs. C. W. Mead, 
Mrs. H. S. Metcalfe, Mrs. J. W. Mills, Mrs. Joy Elmer 
Morgan, W. T. Muncy, Mrs. 0. E. Munn. 

Mrs. F. K. Nye. 

Mrs. E. B. Parks, D. Stewart Patterson, D. T. Peel, 
Mrs. L. R. Peel, Mrs. G. M. Prince. 

W. P. Ralph, Irwin Raut, C. A. Robbins, W. S. Rogers, 
A. D. Rowell, F. H. Ryder. 

Mrs. C. T. Schaedel, Mrs. George Sexton, Jr., Mrs. 
Jerome Seymour, J. T. Slaton, F. D. Slutz, R. B. Spencer. 

Mrs. C. N. Timmons. 

Mrs. Mabel B. Wagner, Mrs. C. C. Weaver, Mrs. H. E. 
Werner, Thomas H. West, Mrs. E. B. White, Miss Arsania 
Williams, Mrs. Byron Wilson, H. S. Wilson, Mrs. Brice 
Wright, Mrs. F. L. Wright. 

J. Lee Yocom. 

Mrs. Foss Zartman. 

119 Votes. 

mOTE: The Tellers reported 131 No, but only 119 Nn 
votes reached the Secretary's tah\^.— Secretary.) 



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889 



Ministers voting to substitute the Minority Re- 
port for the Majority Report: 

B. F. Allgrood, B. H. Andrews, H. M. Andrews. 

S. H. Babcock, C. C. Bacon, A. L. Baner, H. W. Bartley, 
J. A. Bay.s, A. E. Beebe, C. C. Bell, R. V. Bennett, B. B. 
Black, W. F. Blackard, J. W. E. Bowen, A. C. Brady, A. L. 
Bianscomh, P. B. Brown, W. E. Brown, T. M. Brownlec, 
D. C. Bryan, W. F. Bryan. 

A. A. Callap:han, O. D. Cannon, O. J. Carder, A. G. 
Carroll, H. 0. Chambers, M. M. Chunn, 0. P. Clark, 
C. C. Coile, C. M. Coulter, H. E. Cromer, W. V. Cropper, 
J. C. Curry, W. M. Curtis. 

G. M. Davenport, E. E. Davis, C. M. Donaldson, W. L. 
Doss, Jr., Franklin Dunscombe. 

J. Ed Fain, C. F. Fergu.son, Marvin Franklin, H. T. 
Freeman. 

J. A. Galbraith, F. K. Gamble, P. N. Garber, H. J. 
Gernhardt, H. Guy Goodsell, R. E. Gordon, N. W. Greene, 
R. E. Greer, C. C. Grimes, William Gunter. 

Nolan B. Harmon, Jr., C. J. Harrell, W. C. Hartinger, 
L. 0. Hartman, E. Pearce Hayes, J. 0. Haymes, W. A. 
Hearn, E. R. Heckman, G. W. Henson, G. M. Hicks, J. H. 
Hicks, B. G. Hodge, J. C. Hoffman, W. W. Holmes, Lynn 
Harold Hough, G. I. Humphreys, R. H. Huse. 

A. C. Johnson, J. C. Johnson, Silas Johnson, Z. T. John- 
son, G. F. Jones. 

R. N. Kean, F. J. Kellar, J. R. Kenney, S. 0. Kim- 
rough, T. C. Knoles. 

D. H. LaGrange, W. H. LaPrade, H. L. Lambdin, 
V. R. Landrum, G. A. Lawton, Umphrey Lee, L. N. Lips- 
comb, W. F. Lister, R. G. Lord, E. A. Love, E. C. Love, 
C. E. Lundy. 

A. T. Mcllwain, J. W. 0. McKibben, Arba Martin, A. W. 
Martin, P. E. Martin, B. W. Meeks, Leslie MiHer, J. W. 
Mills, Leland Moore, Leon T. Moore, R. E. L. Moi'gan, 
R. Gammon Morris, H. E. Morrow, T. C. Mulligan, M. J. 
Murphree. 

F. B. Newell, H. C. Northcutt. 

E. H. Ogle, J. M. Ormond. 

John Patterson, C. E. Peele, W. C. S. Pellow, A. R. 
Perkins, E. C. Perkins, W. L. Perryman, H. W. Peterson, 
Fiank Prentzel, Jr. 

Paul W. Quillian, Karl K. Quimby. 

J. D. Randolph, W. R. Rankin, W. R. Raver, C. M. 
Reeves, T. J. Reykdal, C. C. Reynolds, S. C. Rice, Leonard 



MAY 4 

Ninth Day 
Thursday 

Ministers 
VotiriK to 
Substitute 
Minority 
Report 



390 Journal of the IdUU General Conference 

MAY 4 Riggleman, P. E. Riley, J. J. Rives, W. W. Robinson, 
Ninth Day Wallace Rogers, H. J. Root, L. L. Roush, Benjamin Rowe, 
Thursday Q T. Rowe, Lestev Rumble. 

Evfnhw J Y). Salter, J. Q. Schisler, J. N. R. Score, E. A. Sea- 

niands, Paul Secrest, F. L. Shaffer, Roy H. Short, D. P. 
Slaughter, H. G. Smith, R. L. Smith, W. Angle Smith, 
J. E. Stephens, C. E. Street, Fred D. Stone, B. L. Suther- 
land. 

H. D. Temple, Arthur Terry, J. S. TTirailkill, Joe Z. 
Tower. 

J. E. Underwood. 

J. W. Walker, A. J. Walton, T. E. Ward, W. W. Ward, 
J. E. Washabaugh, E. C. Webb, A. M. Wells, Hazen G. 
Werner, S. B. Wigg-ins, R. M. Williams, Abram S. Wood- 
ward, L. C. Wright. 
170 Votes. 

Voting NOT Ministers voting rVo on substituting the Minor- 
tute M^nor- ity for the Majority Report : 



ity Report 



0. E. Allison, W. K. Anderson. 

J. F. Baggett, E. A. Baker, R. C. Baker, E. F. Baum- 
hofer, F. W. Bevan, P. M. Boyd, R. W. Bradshaw, J. W. 
Branscomb, W. H. Bransford, C. W. Brashares, E. B. 
Brewster, R. N. Brooks, Earl R. Brown, H. W. Bui'gan, 
J. W. Bunch, 0. S. Burns, J. C. Buthman. 

R. E. Carlyon, G. 0. Carpenter, G. W. Carter, A. C. 
Caton, R. E. Clay, J. W. Cleland, C. O. Goldsmith, T. E. 
Colley, 0. J. Collins, A. P. Coman, C. W. Cooper, D. Stan- 
ley Coors, F. P. Corson, H. H. Crane, J. R. Crompton, 
R. F. Curl. 

J. W. Danford, W. C. Daniels, A. E. Day, Mark Depp, 

B. M. Denniston, A. M. Dietterich, W. C. Donald, K. E. 
Downs. 

Lud H.-Estes. 

J. Emerson Ford, J. W. Fox, Glenn M. Frye. 

E. R. Garrison, Schuyler E. Garth, W. S. Gleiser, 

C. R. Goff, A. Raymond Grant, A. R. Grummon, W. C. 
Gum. 

J. E. Hanifan, M. H. Harper, H. J. Harwood, F. C. 
Havighurst, L. D. Havighurst, J. W. Hawley, J. W. Hay- 
wood, Edmund Heinsohn, W. H. Helrigel, N. C. Hender- 
son, A. E. Henry, D. W. Henry, C. W. D. Hilderbrand, 
E. L. Hillman, Paul M. Hillman, W. L. Hogg, A. L. 
Holland, F. G. Holloway, O. H. Houser, G. P. Howard, 
A. V. Hunter. 



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391 



James C. Glenn, E. M. Jones, A. F. Jordan, Fred J. 
Jordan, G. Ray Jordan. 

E. W. Kelly, Asa J. Kestle, C. B. Ketcham, L. A. 
Kilpatrick. Willis J. King, LeRoy H. Klaus. 

W. Earl Ledden. F. E. Lochridge, J. W. Lord, F. E. 
Lott, Thomas B. Lugg. 

H. A. McCurdy, K. W. McMillan, H. W. McPherson. 

R. F. Magnuson,.C. K. Mahoney, Daniel L. Marsh, 
George Mecklenburg. Juan Medellin, C. J. Miller, Isaac 
E. Miller. R. G. Minkler, Leon S. Moore, Emundo G. 
Margado. H. T. Morris. 

E. H. Nease, Fred Needham. 

T. H. Palmquist, R. O. Pearson, F. L. Pedersen, D. K. 
Pegues, J. A. Perry, B. M. Persinger, G. R. Phillips, 
Gordon Phillips, J. Manning Potts, C. W. Prothro, A. Wes- 
ley Pugh. 

Raye Ragan, M. R. Reed, R. P. Riddick, C. R. Riggin, 
G. R. Savige, A. G. Schatzman, B. F. Schwartz, Lloyd 
Scheerer, C. E. Schofield, B. L. Schubel, J. S. Scott, J. W. 
Scarles. R. B. Sheppard, A. P. Shirkey, J. E. Skillington, 
W. A. Smart, H. C. Smith, L. B. Smith, R. J. Smith, 
Ralph W. Sockman, L. U. Spellman, P. M. Spurrier, G. R. 
Stafford. T. A. Stafford, E. E. Story, LeRoy W. String- 
fellow. 

J. H. Taggart. L. R. Templin, J. W. Thomas, Donald 
Timmerman. D. H. Tippett, Ernest F. Tittle, Murray T. 
Titus. F. C. Tucker, R. Z. Tyler. 

Paul -E. Wagner, Woodrow Ward, H. W. Ware, J. W. 
Warren, C. C. Weaver, LeRoy L. Weis, E. L. Wilson, J. D. 
Wheaton, P. B. White. J. L. Wolfe, P. D. Womeldorf, 
L. A. Wood, L. F. Worley, Q. R. Wright. 

Claude Young. 

169 Votes. 

T. L. Stovall marked his ballot "Present, NOT VOTING. 
Cannot consistently support either." 



MAY 4 

Ninth Day 
Thursday 
Evening 



Bishop Arthur J. Moore announced that by this Minority 

^ "^ Report 

vote the Conference had substituted the Minority substituted 

Report for the Majority Report, and that Report 

No. 8 of the Committee on the State of the Church 

was before the Conference for action. The Report Minority 

^ Report 

was adopted. For report see page 733. Adopted 

Bishop H. Lester Smith requested permission of 

the Conference for the Council of Bishops to ^'"^r^^^^^"^ 
retire for some necessary work that must be done Excused 



392 



Journal of the 194^ General Conference 



MAY 4 

Ninth Day 
Thursday 
Evening 

Winifred K. 
Bryan 
Moves 

Reconsidera- 
tion 



Status of 
Conscien- 
tious 
Objectors 
Referred to 
Judicial 
Council for 
Declaratory 
Decision 



Resolution of 
Charles C. 
Parlin 



by that body for the furtherance of the business 
of The Methodist Church, Permission was grant- 
ed. 

Winifred F. Bryan (Texas) moved to recon- 
sider the action of the Conference in adopting the 
Report of the Committee on the State of the 
Church, in order that he might move to substi- 
tute the statement contained in the Episcopal 
Address. The motion, duly seconded, did not 
prevail. 

Motion of Charles C. Parlin (*) (Newark), 
duly seconded, prevailed that the status of con- 
scientious objectors, in view of the vote just taken, 
be referred to the Judicial Council for a Declara- 
tory Decision, as to whether the exemption of our 
conscientious objectors is fully protected. 

Paul G. James (*) (lowa-Des Moines) raised 
the point of order that it was not proper to refer 
this matter to the Judicial Council. The Chair 
ruled that the Conference was competent to refer, 
if it so desires. 

Charles C. Parlin (*) (Newark) presented a 
Resolution (DB-218) and moved its adoption. 
The motion, duly seconded, prevailed, and the 
Resolution was adopted as follows : 



Resolved, That there be immediately referred to the 
Judicial Council the question of whether members of our 
Church who are conscientious objectors are entitled to 
assert their claim to exemption under the Selective Service 
Act in spite of the adoption of the statement on "The 
Church and War" today adopted. 



Resolution 
George W. 

"ouTnai "^ the following Resolution, and, on his motion, duly 



George W. Henson (Philadelphia) presented 



seconded, it was adopted (DB-219) 



Resolved, That the Editors of the Journal be instructed 
to print in the Journal all decisions made by the Judicial 
Council during this session of the General Conference, 
and those not printed dui-ing the quadrennium previous 
to this General Confei'ence, 



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393 



Edgar R. Heckman (Central Pennsylvania), 
Calendar Secretary, stated the agreement of the 
Committee of Chairmen for the presentation of 
Reports, and moved that the Rules be suspended 
for the consideration of and action on Report No. 
10, of the Committee on Central Conferences, Cal- 
endar No. 124 (DCA-137), printed in the Daily 
Christiau Advocate of this date. The motion, duly 
seconded, prevailed. 

Ldwis O. Hartman (Nev^' England), Chairman, 
presented Report No. 1 of the Committee on Cen- 
tral Conferences, Calendar No. 59 (DCA-85, 86), 
subject "Disciplinary Changes," and called atten- 
tion to the following editorial changes : 

(1) Column 1, page 85, Par. 402, line fifteen; 
place a period after the word "Finance." Begin 
the next sentence with "After" ; delete the period 
(.) after the word "approval," and join the word 
"The" to the sentence so that it will read "After 
approval the," 

Lewis 0. Hartman (New England), Chairman, 
asked common consent to amend Paragraph 453, 
Article 2, of the 1940 Discipline of The Methodist 
Church by adding "An Annual Conference cannot 
financially obligate The Methodist Church, or any 
organizational unit thereof, except by the Annual 
Conference itself" (DB-220). Common consent 
was granted, no objection being raised by any 
member of the Committee, or of the General Con- 
ference. 

Common consent was also asked to change the 
words "Council of The Methodist Church," found 
at the top of page 86, first column, to read "Court 
of the Central Conference." No objection being 
rai.sed by any member of the Committee or of the 
General Conference, consent was granted. 

Lewis 0. Hartman (New England), Chairman, 
then moved the adoption of the Report. The mo- 
tion was duly seconded. 



MAY 4 

Ninth Day 
Thuraday 
Krrning 

Motion EdtPTBT 
Tt. Heckman 
re Suspen- 
sion Rules 



Report No. 1 
Central 
Conference* 



394 



Jovnial of the 19^4 General Conference 



MAY 4 

Ninth Day 
Thursday 
Evening 

T. Morton 
McDonald 
Moves to 
Recommit 



John R. Ken- 
ney Moves 
Deletion 



Point of 
Order 
Costen J. 
Harrell 



Frederick B. 
Newell 
Moves to 
Recommit 



Paragraph 
434 Re- 
committed 



T. Morton McDonald (*) (Indiana) moved to 
recommit to the Committee the amendment to 
Paragraph 452, Article 2, agreed to by common 
consent during the presentation of the Report 
(DB-221). The motion was duly seconded. 

J. Edgar Skillington (Central Pennsylvania) 
spoke against the motion to recommit. The motion 
to recommit did not prevail. 

John R. Kenney (California) moved to delete 
Item 3, Paragraph 363, Article 3, found at the 
top of page 85, second column, as being uncon- 
stitutional. The motion was duly seconded. 

Leon T. Moore (Philadelphia) asked a question 
relating to the pending matter, which was an- 
swered by the Presiding Bishop. 

Benjamin W. Meeks (Baltimore) and Charles 
E. Schofield (Kansas) spoke to the pending mo- 
tion on deletion. 

Costen J. Harrell (Tennessee) made the point 
of order that Paragraph 363, Article 3, proposes 
a change in the Constitution, and therefore is not 
properly before the Conference. The Chair ruled 
the point well taken. 

J. Edgar Skillington (Central Pennsylvania) 
spoke for the proposed amendment. Bishop Ar- 
thur J. Moore restated his ruling and gave the 
reason therefor. 

Frederick B. Newell (New York East) moved 
that the entire Report be recommitted for fur- 
ther study, calling attention to the fact that there 
was another conflict with the Constitution in the 
proposed substitute for Paragraph 434, found in 
column 1, page 86 of the Daily Christian Advo- 
cate. The motion was duly seconded, and Fred- 
erick B. Newell (New York East) spoke to the 
same. 

Lewis 0. Hartman (New England), Chairman, 
agreed to have Paragraph 434 recommitted, and 
not the entire Report. Frederick B. Newell (New 



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.395 



York East) withdrew, with the consent of his 
second, the motion to recommit the entire Report, 
on this statement of the Chairman. 

John R. Kenney (California) made a further 
statement regarding Paragraph 363, Article 3, 
and asked if it had been recommitted also. Lewis 
0. Hartman (New England), Chairman, spoke to 
the question. Walter W. Ward (Central Texas) 
made the point of order that Paragraph 363, Arti- 
cle 3, had already been ruled out of order, and 
removed from consideration by the ruling of the 
Chair. J. Edgar Skillington (Central Pennsyl- 
vania) asked Bishop Arthur M. Moore if that 
ruling had not set this Paragraph aside, and the 
Chair replied that it had. 

William C. S. Pellowe (Detroit) moved to 
amend Paragraph 332, at the top of page 85 DCA, 
second column, by deleting all the words after the 
word "annually" in the second line, and then 
place the sentence in Paragraph 389 (DB-222), 
The motion was duly seconded. 

Murray T. Titus (North India) spoke to the 
proposed amendment. 

R. Gammon Morris (Lexington) moved the 
previous question on all before the Conference. 
The motion, duly seconded, prevailed, and the pre- 
vious question was ordered. 

The proposed amendment of William C. S. 
Pellowe (Detroit) was not adopted. 

With Paragraph 363, Article 3, removed on 
constitutional grounds, and Paragraph 434 re- 
committed to the Committee, the Report was 
adopted. For Report see page 759. 

Lewis 0. Hartman (New England), Chairman, 
presented Report No. 2 of the Committee on Cen- 
tral Conferences, Calendar No. 88 (DCA-115), 
subject "Enabling Acts," and explained its pro- 
visions. 

Cristobal G. Coates (*) (Eastern South Amer- 



MAY 4 

Ninth Day 
Thuradny 
Kvevinp 

Paragraph .{63 
Set Aside 



William C. S. 
Pellowe 
Moves to 
Amend 



R. Gammon 
Morris 
Moves 
Previous 
Question 



Amendment 
Lost 



Report 
Adopted 



Report No. 2 
Central 
Conferences 



Cristobal G. 
Coates 
MV>ves to 
Amend 



396 



Journal of the 19.U General Conference 



MAV 4 

Ninth Day 
ThurKHdit 
Eveuiny 



Amendment 
Withdrawn 



Report No. 10 
Central 
Conferences 



Marshall J. 
Murphree 
to Substi- 
tute 



ica) moved to amend the Report by substituting 
the words "twelve Ministerial and twelve Lay 
Delegates," for the words "fifteen Ministerial and 
fifteen Lay Delegates," found in lines 8 and 9 of 
Paragraph 7, "Latin America Central Confer- 
ence," DCA-115, column 2. The motion was duly 
seconded. 

Arthur A. Callaghan (Maine) called attention 
to the provisions of Par. 434, whereby a Provi- 
sional Annual Conference may elect Delegates, 
and the Chair ruled the point well taken. 

Cristobal G. Coates (*) (Eastern South Amer- 
ica), with the consent of his second, withdrew 
his proposed amendment, and the Report was 
adopted. For Report see page 764. 

Lewis 0. Hartman (New England), Chair- 
man, presented Report No. 10 of the Committee 
on Central Conferences, Calendar No. 124 (DCA- 
137), subject "Episcopal Supervision in Mission 
Fields," and moved that Section I, containing an 
amendment to Par. 339 of the 1940 Discipline 
of The Methodist Church, be adopted. The mo- 
tion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

Lewis 0. Hartman (New England), Chairman, 
then explained the remainder of the Report. 

Leon T. Moore (Philadelphia) asked a question 
relative to the "Africa Provisional Central Con- 
ference," as provided for in Par. 7 of Section II 
of the Report. Lewis O. Hartman (New England), 
Chairman, replied to the question. 

Marshall J. Murphree (Rhodesia) moved as a 
substitute for Paragraph 7 of Section II of the 
Report the following (DB-223) : 



"7. The General Conference shall make it possible for 
the Council of Bishops to provide Residential supervision 
for the work in Angola, Belgian Congo, Portuguese East 
Africa, Southern Rhodesia and the Union of South Africa, 
of the Africa Provisional Central Conference. Any vacan- 
cy caused by such assignment by the Council of Bishops 



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397 



shall be filled as provided for according to the provisions 
of Paragrraph 8, Section 1, and Paragraph 339 as 
amended." 

The motion being auly seconded, Marshall J. 
Murphree (Rhodesia) spoke to the same. His 
speaking time expiring, motion of A. Wesley Pugh 
(North Indiana), duly seconded, prevailed, ex- 
tending the time for three minutes. 

Lynn Harold Hough (New York East) spoke 
in favor of the substitute. 

J. Edgar Skillington (Central Pennsylvania) 
called for a reading of the proposed substitute, 
and spoke to the same. 

Zachary T. Johnson (Kentucky) spoke for the 
substitute, calling attention to Paragraph 1612 
of the 1940 Discipline. 

Miss Sallie Lou MacKinnon, Executive Secre- 
tary of Work in Foreign Fields of the Woman's 
Division of Christian Service, spoke against the 
substitute. 

Newell S. Booth (Southern Congo) spoke in 
favor of the substitute. 

Albert R. Perkins (Kentucky) moved the pre- 
vious question on the substitute. The motion, duly 
seconded, prevailed, and the previous question 
was ordered. 

Lewis 0. Hartman (New England), Chairman, 
closed the debate for the Committee. 

LeRoy L. Weiss (lowa-Des Moines) asked a 
question relative to "Residential" and "Presiden- 
tial" supervision. The Chair replied to the ques- 
tion, 

Murray T. Titus (North India) was recognized 
and made a statement. 

The substitution was ordered by a vote of 302 
for to 250 against. The substitute was adopted. 

Motion of Lewis 0. Hartman (New England), 
Chairman, duly seconded, prevailed that the adopt- 



MAY 4 

Ninth Day 
Thursday 
Evening 

A. Wesley 
PuKh 
Moves to 
Extend 
Time 



Lynn Harold 
Hough 



J. EdKar 
Skillington 



Zachary T. 
Johnson 



Sallie Lou 
MacKinnon 



Newell S. 
Booth 



Albert R. 
Perkins 
Moves 
Previous 
Question 



LeRoy L. 
Weiss 
Raises 
Question 



Murray T. 
Titus 
Speaks 

Substitution 
Ordered 



Substitute 
Referred 



398 Journal of the 19 AA General Conference 

MAY 4 Q^ substitute be referred to the Committee on 

Ninth Day (jgntral Confercnces, in order that the Committee 

may confer with the Council of Bishops to discover 

Evening <' ^ 

a method of implementing the substitute and make 
a recommendation to the General Conference 
(DB-224). 

The Report as amended was then adopted. For 
Report see page 769. 

J. Edgar Washabaugh (Newark) moved that 

we do now adjourn, but withdrew the motion at 

the request of George W. Henson (Philadelphia) 

for the presentation of two privileged matters. 

Francis R. Francls R. Bayley (Baltimore), President of 

Presents the Judiclal Council, presented the following De- 

Decision of 

Judicial cision of the Judicial Council : 



Council 



DECISION OF JUDICIAL COUNCIL 
In Re: Conscientious Objectors 

At the session of General Conference, May 4, 1944, the 
following Resolution was adopted: 

That there be immediately referred to the Judicial 
Council the question of whether members of our Church 
who ai-e conscientious objectors are entitled to assert 
their claim to exemption under the Selective Service Act 
in spite of the adoption of the statement on "The Church 
and War" today adopted. 

Paragriaph 1716 of the 1940 Discipline, under the head- 
ing "Statement on Peace and War," and Paragraph 1712 
of the 1940 Discipline under the heading "Our Social 
Creed," seemed to be of equal standing, each being under 
the division of the 1940 Discipline known as "Resolutions, 
etc." 

The pertinent language in these paragraphs in protec- 
tion of the rights of conscientious objectors is identical. 
Note the following quotations from these respective para- 
graphs : 

Par. 1716 (page 778 of the 1940 Discipline) : "We ask 
and claim exemption from all forms of military prepara- 
tion or service for all conscientious objectors who may be 
members of The Methodist Church." 

Par. 1712 (Part of sub-section 16, page 769, 1940 Dis- 
cipline) : "We ask and claim exemption from all forms of 
military preparation or service for all conscientious ob- 



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399 



jectors who may be members of The Methodist Church." 
We have not been advised of any action of the General 
Conference altering-, changing or deleting Par. 1712. 
Assuming that Par. 1712 has not been repealed or al- 
tered, it would appear obvious that conscientious objectors 
.'jtill have the same protection under the Discipline that 
they had prior to the action of the General Conference 
today on the report on "The Church in Time of War." 

Any action regarding Par. 1716 under the heading 
"Statement on Peace and War" could not be interpreted 
as affecting in anywise Par. 1712 under the subject "Our 
Social Creed." 

Dated May 4, 1944. 

THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL. 
By F. R. Bayley, President; 

H. P. Van Deusen, Secretary. 



MAY 4 

Ninth Day 
Til i< rndii j 
KfimiDQ 



J. N. R. Score (Central Texas), Chairman, pre- 
sented Report No. 2 of the Committee on Ritual 
and Orders of Worship, Calendar No. 102 (DCA- 
117), subject "Harmonization of Hymn Tunes," 
and moved its adoption. The motion, duly sec- 
onded, prevailed. For Report see page 720. 

George P. Howard (Eastern South America) 
moved to reconsider Report No. 2 of the Commit- 
tee on Central Conferences, Calendar No. 88 
(DCA-115), subject, "Enabling Acts," adopted 
at this session of the Conference, for the purpose 
of modifying Paragraph 7, "Latin America Cen- 
tral Conference" (DB-225). The motion to re- 
consider, duly seconded, prevailed. Motion of 
Lewis 0. Hartman (New England), Chairman, 
duly seconded, prevailed that this particular Para- 
graph of the Report be referred to the Commit- 
tee on Central Conferences. The Report was then 
adopted on motion of Lewis 0. Hartman, duly 
seconded. For Report see page 764. 

Motion of Daniel L. Marsh (New England), 
duly seconded, prevailed that we adjourn after 
announcements. 

Isaac E. Miller (Ohio), Chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Presiding Officers, reported that Bishop 



Report No. 2 
Ritual and 
Orders of 
Worship 



George P. 
Howard 
Moves 
Reconsider- 
ation 



Adjournment 



I'residinK 
Officer 
Announced 



400 



Journal of the 19^4 General Conference 



MAY 4 

Ninth Day 
Thursday 
Evening 



Raymond J. Wade, would preside at tomorrow 
morning's session, Friday, May 5, 1944. 

After various announcements the Conference 
adjourned with the benediction pronounced by 
Bishop Arthur J. Moore. 



MAY 5 

T!bnth Day 

Friday 

Morning 

Bishop Ray- 
mond J. 
Wade. 
Presides 



Devotions ; 
Bishop 
Alexander 
P. Shaw 



Journal 
Report 



Mrs. W. A. 
C. Hughes 
Presented 



TENTH DAY, FRIDAY, MAY 5, 1944, 
MORNING SESSION 

The General Conference, pursuant to adjourn- 
ment, convened in the morning session of the 
tenth day at 8:30 A.M., on Friday, May 5, 1944, 
with Bishop Raymond J. Wade, in the Chair. 

Bishop Wade presented Bishop Alexander P. 
Shaw to conduct the devotions of the morning. 
Bishop Shaw announced, and the Conference 
joined in singing, Hymn No. 19, ''Let All on Earth 
Their Voices Raise." Bishop Shaw led in the re- 
sponsive reading entitled "Spiritual Service," 
found on page 612 of the Methodist Hymnal, after 
which Edgar A. Love (Washington) led in prayer. 

Mrs. C. V. Gustafson, of Kansas City, sang as a 
solo "The Twenty-Third Psalm," by Alfred Hay 
Malotte. 

Bishop Shaw then brought the devotional mes- 
sage of the morning, closing with prayer. 

The Report of the Committee on Journal was 
presented (DB-226) and adopted, as follows: 

"We have examined the Journal of Thursday's session, 

morning, afternoon, and evening, and find same to be 

correct." ^„. ,^ ^ ^, 

(Signed) George Pohlman, 

A. R. Perkins. 

Glenn R. Phillips (Southern California-Ari- 
zona), Chairman of the Committee on Courtesies 
and Privileges, presented Bishop H. Lester Smith 
for an introduction. Bishop H. Lester Smith pre- 
sented Mrs. W. A. C. Hughes, widow of Bishop 
W. A. C. Hughes, who died within two weeks 
after his election to the office of Bishop by the 



The Methodist Church 



401 



1940 Central Jurisdictional Conference. The Con- 
ference stood in silent tribute. 

Glenn R. Phillips (Southern California-Ari- 
zona), Chairman of the Committee on Courtesies 
and Privileges, presented Chaplain P. K. Corley 
of the Pittsburgh Annual Conference. 

Fred D. Stone (Rock River), one of the Pub- 
lishing Agents, requested all members of the 
Conference to give their home mailing address, 
for the last edition of the DaUij Christian Advo- 
cate, on the card to be given them this morning. 

The following Resolution (DB-227), presented 
by Ralph W. Sockman (New York), duly second- 
ed, was adopted : 



MAY 3 

T%;nth Day 
Friday 
Morninn 

Chaplain P. 
K. Corley 
Presented 



Fred D. Stone 
Makes 
Request 



Resolution 
Ralph W. 
Sockman 



Be it resolved, That the General Conference of 1944 
direct the Board of Pensions to engage in an aggressive 
campaign duiing the coming quadrennium to help as many 
Annual Conferences as possible to formulate and execute 
plans necessary to put their new Entrants into the Reserve 
Pension Fund, and to supply improved pension support 
for present Claimants." 



Claude M. Reeves (Little Rock), Chairman, Report no. i 

^ ' ' American 

presented Report No. 1 of the Committee on sibie so- 

^ ciety 

American Bible Society, Calendar No. 114 (DCA- 
125), subject "American Bible Society," and 
moved its adoption. The motion, duly seconded, 
prevailed, and the Report was adopted. For Re- 
port see page 509. 

Okey J. Carder (Missouri), Chairman, pre- 
sent€d Report No. 2 of the Committee on Hospitals 
and Homes, Calendar No. 107 (DCA-122-123), 
subject "Liquidation of Methodist Homes," mov- 
ing its adoption, and requested Earl R. Brown 
(North-East Ohio) to speak to the Report. The 
motion to adopt was duly seconded. 

Earl R. Brown (North-East Ohio) spoke to '^'E'^cted 
the Report and moved that the Secretary of the 
General Conference be instructed to cast the vote 



Report No. 2 
Hospitals 
and Homes 



402 



Journal of the 194-i General Conference 



MAY 5 

TteNTH Day 
Friday 
Morning 



Covering 

Resolution 



Council of 
Bishops 
Excused 



Motion Edgar 
R. Heckman 
re Suspen- 
sion of 
Rules 



of the General Conference for the Trustees, of 
the West Lafayette Home, as indicated in the 
Report. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed, and 
the Secretary of the 1944 General Conference of 
The Methodist Church cast the vote as directed for 

D. L. Curtis, Youngstown, Ohio 
H. W. Peterson, Steubenville, Ohio 
Roy I. Farmer, Cleveland, Ohio 
0. F. Hull, Crestline, Ohio 
C. L. Yode, West Lafayette, Ohio 
F. E. Stottlemire, Cambridge, Ohio 
T. L. Montgomery, Coshocton, Ohio 

as Trustees as set forth in the Report, and Bishop 
Raymond J. Wade declared the same to have been 
duly elected. The Report was adopted. For Re- 
port see page 600. 

On motion of Okey J. Carder (Missouri), 
Chairman of the Committee on Hospitals and 
Homes, duly seconded, the following covering 
Resolution (DB-228) was adopted: 

"Whereas, The General Conference of The Methodist 
Church in session in Kansas City, Missouri, May 5, 1944, 
authorized the liquidation of the Methodist Home at West 
Lafayette, Ohio, as outlined in Report No. 2 of the Com- 
mittee on Hospitals and Homes, pages 122-123 of the 
Daily Christian Advocate, May 3, 1944; therefoi-e, be it 

"Resolved, That the Boards authorized in this Report 
be instructed and empowered through their proper officers 
to convey property and sign all necessary legal docu- 
ments to complete liquidation." 

Bishop H. Lester Smith requested that the 
Council of Bishops be permitted to retire that 
they might complete some work germane to the 
proceedings of the General Conference. By com- 
mon consent, permission was granted. 

Motion of Edgar R. Heckman (Central Penn- 
sylvania), Assistant Secretary in charge of the 
Calendar, duly seconded, prevailed that the Rules 
be suspended for consideration of and action on 



The Methodist Church 403 

Reports printed in today's issue of the DaiJij ^^^ ^ 
Chnstian Advocate, Fridav. May 5, 1944. ''^''■■"' ^*' 

Friday 

Okey J. Carder (Missouri), Chairman, pre- Mominu 
sented Report No. 4 of the Committee on Hos- Report no. i 
pitals and Homes, Calendar No. 131 (DCA-147), "d^Homcs 
subject "Quadrennial Reports," and moved its 
adoption. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed 
and the Report was adopted. For Report see 
page 602. 

Motion of George W. Henson (Philadelphia), ^w.^Hon'^^r 
duly seconded, prevailed adopting the following ratVJif""'" 
Resolution (DB-229) : arri"' 

"In Older to facilitate the organization of the new 
Boards and Agencies after the sessions of the Jurisdic- 
tional Conferences, and in order to make the legal status 
of their new membership clear; therefore be it 

"Resolved: 1st. That the Secretary of the General Con- 
ference is hereby directed to secure from the Secretaires 
of the various Jurisdictional Conferences certified lists 
of the names and addresses of those whom the Jurisdic- 
tional Conferences have elected to the various General 
Boards and Agencies, and to send these lists to the Bish- 
ops designated as Convenors; and 

2nd. That the Bishops named as Convenors are hereby 
authorized to issue the official call to these persons for 
the purpose of organizing the various Boards and Agen- 
cies. In this organization meeting the certified lists from 
the Secretary' of the General Conference will be regarded 
as the credentials of those whom the various Jurisdictional 
Conferences have elected." 

By common consent the suggestion of Ben.ja- ^m^^us'" ^ 
min W. Meeks (Baltimore) was adopted that in slmKcstion 
the further presentation of Reports both the 
serial number and the page in the Daily Christian 
Advocate be given by those presenting the Re- 
ports. 

Albert E. Day (Southern California-Arizona), X^nKeUsm 
Chairman, presented Report No. 1 of the Com- 
mittee on Evangelism, Calendar No. 78 (DCA- 
111-112), subject "Legislation to Substitute for 



404 



Journal of the lilJt.'i. General Conference 



MAY 5 

Tenth Day 

Friday 

Morning 



C. Gordon 
Phillips 



Littell J. 
Rust Moves 
to Amend 



Amendment 
Accepted 



Report No. 2 
Evangelism 



G. Mont 
Davenport 
Moves to 
Refer 



Amendment 
Adopted 



Paragraphs 165 to 1287 Inclusive, in the Disci- 
pline of 1940," explaining the Report, and moved 
its adoption. The motion to adopt was duly sec- 
onded. 

C. Gordon Phillips (Detroit) called attention 
to the wording of Par. 1283, Article 2, pages 111 
and 112, Daily Christian Advocate. The Chair- 
man stated that the words "to be elected by" fol- 
lowing the words "three Laywomen" in line 8, 
first column, page 112 DC A, had been inadver- 
tently omitted. 

Littell J. Rust (*) (Tennessee) moved to 
amend the Report by adding to Paragraph 1266, 
the words "or the present Tennessee charter of 
incorporation of the Commission on Evangelism 
may be amended" (DB-230) . 

The proposed amendment was accepted by Al- 
bert E. Day (Southern California-Arizona), 
Chairman, for the Committee, no objection being 
raised by any member of the Committee or of the 
General Conference. 

The Report was adopted. For Report see page 
585. 

Albert E. Day (Southern California-Arizona), 
Chairman, presented Report No. 2 of the Com- 
mittee on Evangelism, Calendar No. 104 (DCA- 
121), subject "The Needs," and moved its adop- 
tion. The motion was duly seconded. 

G. Mont Davenport (North Alabama) moved 
that the fourth paragraph, which reads, "Rural 
life often presents the tragic spectacle of religion 
drying up at its source. Churches are being aban- 
doned and rural people with them " be referred 
to the Chairman and Dr. Harry Denman for re- 
writing and insertion in the 1944 Discipline (DB- 
231). The motion was duly seconded. 

Albert E. Day (Southern California-Arizona), 
Chairman, spoke to the amendment. The amend- 



The Methodist Church 



405 



r 



ment was adopted. The Report, as amended, was 
adopted. For Report see page 588. 

Albert E. Day (Southern California-Arizona), 
Chairman, presented Report No. 4 of the Commit- 
tee on Evangelism, Calendar No. 106 (DCA-122), 
subject "Methods," and, on his motion, duly sec- 
onded, it was adopted. For Report see page 591. 

George W. Henson (Philadelphia) moved a re- 
consideration of the action of the Conference of 
Thursday, May 4, 1944, whereby speeches were 
limited to five minutes, and ten minutes for the 
Chairman. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

Motion of George W. Henson (Philadelphia), 
duly seconded, prevailed, that for the remainder 
of this General Conference speeches be limited 
to three minutes, with five minutes for the Chair- 
men of Committees (DB-232). 

Consideration of Report No. 7 of the Commit- 
tee on State of the Church, Calendar No. 68 
(DCA, 107, 108, 109), subject "Conditions of 
Peace," was resumed, with consideration of and ac- 
tion on the amendment offered by Fred B. Noble 
(*) (Florida— SE) to Paragraph "A. Study Com- 
mission," found on page 108, column 1 of the 
Daihj Christian Advocate, said amendment to de- 
lete the words "We look to the ultimate elimina- 
tion of racial discrimination within The Meth- 
odist Church. Accordingly," found in the first 
three lines of the Paragraph, so that the Para- 
graph will begin with the words "We ask the 
Council of Bishops," etc. Consideration of "Sec- 
tion II. Racial" of this Report was pending at the 
time of adjournment of the Conference Wednes- 
day evening. May 3, 1944, the Preamble and Sec- 
tion I having been adopted. See page 360. 

Julius S. Scott (Texas, C) spoke against the 
amendment. 

Guy F. Jones (Texas — SO offered the follow- 



MAY 5 

Tenth Day 

Friday 

Morning 

Report No. 4 
EvanKcIism 



Motioi\ 
Georfte W. 
Henson re 
Reconsidera- 
tion 



Speeches 
Limited 



Report No. 7 
State of 
Church 
Resumed 



Julius S. Scolt 



Guy F. Jon 
Moves to 
Substitute 



406 



Journal of the 19 AA General Conference 



MAY 5 

Tenth Day 

Friday 

Morning 



ing substitute for the amendment of Fred B. 
Noble (*) (Florida— SE) (DB-233) : 

"Encouraged by marked progi-ess made in understanding 
and co-operation between the races lepresented in the 
membership of The Methodist Church, since and as a 
result of unification, we confidently hope for and seek the 
ultimate elimination of all lack of understanding and 
prejudice that may remain." 



Substitute 
Accepted 



Daniel L. 
Marsh 
Suggests 
Change 



James Mc- 
Giffin 



W. LaFayette 
Doss, Jr., 
Moves 
Previous 
Question 



Amendment 
Lost 



Report 
Adopte<l 

Motion 
Ernest E. 
Davis 



The substitute was accepted by Fred B. Noble 
(*) (Florida — SE) in lieu of his proposed amend- 
ment, with the consent of his second. 

Daniel L. Marsh (New England) suggested 
that the word "between" be changed to read 
"among," so that the sentence would read "among 
the races represented," etc. This was accepted by 
Guy F. Jones (Texas— SC). 

James McGifRn (*) (Southern California-Ari- 
zona) spoke against the substitute. 

W. Lafayette Doss, Jr. (Louisiana — SC) moved 
the previous question on the substitute and 
Section IL The motion, duly seconded, prevailed 
and the previous question was ordered. 

Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River), Chair- 
man, closed the debate for the Committee. 

The substitute was not adopted. Section II 
was then adopted. 

"Section III. Economic" was taken up. Ernest 
Freemont Tittle (Rock River), Chairman, asked 
common consent to change the word "which" to 
-the word "that" appearing in the twenty-third 
line of the second paragraph, column three, page 
108, DCA. Common consent was unanimously 
granted. Section III was then adopted. 

"Section IV. Religious Liberty" was presented 
and adopted. 

The Report was then adopted as a whole. For 
Report see page 726. 

Ernest E. Davis (Genesee) offered a motion, 



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407 



which, being duly seconded, was adopted, as fol- 
lows (DB-234) : 

"That we direct the Secretary of the General Confer- 
ence to send a copy of Section IV of Report No. 68 on 
'Religious Liberty' to the President of the United States 
and the Secretary of State, as an expression of the ardent 
hope and strong conviction of The Methodist Church." 



MAY 5 

'I'ENTu Day 
Friday 
Morning 



George P. Howard (Eastern South America), ^ Howard' 

Expresses 



as a matter of personal privilege, expressed the 
thanks of the Delegates from Latin America at 
the action just taken, with special reference to 
the Section on Religious Liberty. 

Murray T. Titus (North India), as a matter 
of privilege, requested common consent to add in 
"Section IL Racial" under Paragraph C, column 
one, page 108 (DCA), the following (DB-235) : 



Thanks 



Murray T. 
Titus 
Proposes 
Addition 



"In the meantime we rejoice that the Government of 
the United States of America has already repealed the 
'Chinese Exclusion Laws,' and has thus done belated 
justice to a great people. We are deeply interested, also, 
in the present brave effort being made to provide similar 
legislation to do justice to the people of India, and we, the 
members of this General Conference, pledge ourselves 
to lend our cordial support to this legislation now before 
Congress." 



The proposed addition was accepted bv Ernest Addition 

Accepted 

Freemont Tittle (Rock River), Chairman, there 
being no objection raised by any member of the 
Committee or of the General Conference, and by 
common consent became a part of the Report, as 
adopted. 

Loyd F. Worley (New York East) moved (DB- ^°^*irTey 
236) that the first full paragraph at top of col- 
umn three, page 108 DCA, be wired the President 
of the United States and the Secretary of State 
by the Secretary of the General Conference. The 
motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

Newell S. Booth (Southern Congo) asked corn- 



Moves 

Wire 



Newell S. 
Booth 
Propose* 
Addition 



40^ 



Jovrnal of the 1944 General Conference 



MAY 5 

l^NTH Day 
Friday 
Morning 



A. Wesley 
Pugh 
Point of 
Order 



Objection 
Raised 



Motion 
Paul E. 
Wag-nei- 



Resolution 
Albert E. 
Day 



men consent to add to Paragraph "B. Peace 
Treaty," column 1, page 108 DCA, the following 
(DB-237) : 

"and we pledge ourselves towards the forming of a pub- 
lic opinion recognizing the mutual interaction of condi- 
tions in this country and in other parts of the world, and, 
further, we accept our responsibility to co-operate in im- 
proving these conditions." 

A. Wesley Pugh (North Indiana) made the 
point of order that the proper method of proce- 
dure would be to reconsider the action whereby 
the Report was adopted, perfect it, and then adopt 
the Report. 

Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River), Chair- 
man, stated he would be willing to accept the 
proposed addition, if there was no objection 
raised. Objection was raised from the floor of the 
Conference, and the addition was not adopted. 

Paul E. Wagner (Bombay) moved (DB-238) 
that we request the Council of Bishops to take 
into account the exceeding importance of pro- 
viding in the nomination of members of this Com- 
mission the most complete representation of all 
racial groups as possible. The motion, duly sec- 
onded, prevailed. 

On motion of Albert E. Day (Southern Cali- 
fornia-Arizona), duly seconded, the following 
Resolution (DB-239) was adopted : 

"Resolved, That the closing hours of this General Con- 
ference session be set aside for a season of spiritual re- 
newal and dedication, and that the President of the 
Council of Bishops, and the Chairman of the General 
Conference Commission on Evangelism, and the Chair- 
man of the Committee on Evangelism, be requested to ar- 
range the progi-am." 



Report No. 3 FredeHck B. Newell (New York East), Chair- 

and Church man, presented Report No. 3 of the Committee on 

" *°^"'" Missions and Church Extension, Calendar No. 



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400 



139 (DCA-150), subject "Proper Celebration of 
the Centennial of the Work of The Methodist 
Church in China," and moved its adoption, and 
requested permission for Miss Sallie Lou Mac- 
Kinnon to present two Delegates from China to 
speak to the Report. The motion was duly sec- 
onded, and the requested permission granted. 

Miss Sallie Lou MacKinnon, Executive Secre- 
tary of Department of Work in Foreign Fields of 
the Woman's Division of Christian Service, intro- 
duced Dr. Y. C. Yang of the East China Confer- 
ence and President of Soochow University and 
Dr. Hyla S. Watters of the Central China Con- 
ference and a surgeon in our great General Hos- 
pital in Wuhu, who separately addressed the Con- 
ference, speaking to the Report. The Report was 
adopted. For Report see page 701. 

The Conference recessed for ten minutes. 

Bishop Raymond J. Wade called the Confer- 
ence to order at the end of the recess period and 
announced Hymn No. 542, "When All Thy Mer- 
cies, My God." The Conference stood and joined 
in singing the hymn. 

Dr. James R. Houghton, Director of the Gen- 
eral Conference Music, and Bernard Vessey (*) 
(Colorado) sang as a duet "Softly and Tenderly 
Jesus Is Calling." 

The Order of the Day having arrived, the elec- 
tion of members of the Judicial Council whose 
terms of office expire with this General Confer- 
ence, the ballots were distributed and the vote 
taken. The votes were collected, the ballot de- 
clared closed by Bishop Wade, and the tellers re- 
tired to count the same. 

As a matter of privilege Albert E. Day (South- 
ern California-Arizona), Chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Evangelism, asked common consent of 
the Conference to add to Report No. 1, Para- 
'graph 1268, Article 2, "Authority," found in col^ 



MAY 5 

Tenth Day 

Friday 

Morniny 



Ur. Y. r. 
Y'aiiK anil 
Dr. Hyla S. 
Watters 
Presented 



Election 
Members 
Judicial 
Council 



Addition to 
Report 
Ordered 



410 



Journal of the 194-^ General Confer e7ice 



MAY 5 

Tenth Day 

Friday 

Mornivij 



umn 2, page 111 DC A, Calendar No. 78, the fol- 
lowing (DB-240) for the purpose of taking care 
of legal possibilities : 

"provided, that in the case of devises or gifts of real es- 
tate to this Board in States where such devises or gifts are 
not valid when made to religious corporations, that the 
Board shall be empowered to name Trustees for the pur- 
pose of receiving and taking title to such gifts or devises 
for the benefit of the Boai'd." 



Further 

Amendment 
Ordered 



Report No. 1 
Missions and 
Church 
Extension 



Sections I, II, 
III 



Common consent was unanimously granted for 
the insertion as requested. 

William T. Munsey (*) (Nebraska), with the 
approval of the Chairman of the Committee, re- 
quested common consent for the insertion of the 
words "and financial support" in Paragraph 1278, 
Article 2, column three, page 111 DC A, follow- 
ing the words "Further organization" found in 
line eight (DB-241) of the same Report. Common 
consent was unanimously granted for this matter. 

Frederick B. Newell (New York East), Chair- 
man, presented Report No. 1 of the Committee on 
Missions and Church Extension, Calendar No. 
123 (DCA-130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135 and 136 
inclusive), subject "Amending Chapter II in the 
1940 Discipline on Board of Missions and Church 
Extension," with the suggestion that it be consid- 
ered in four parts, and with the request that 
Mrs. J. D. Bragg (*) (St. Louis) come to the 
platform to assist in the presentation of the 
Report. 

Frederick B. Newell (New York East), Chair- 
man, explained Section I, The Aim of Missions; 
Section II, Incorporation; and Section III, Con- 
stitution, asking common consent to delete the last 
five lines of the printed Report as found at the 
close of Par. 934, second column, page 131 DCA, 
and which reads as follows: "and the right to 
vote on all questions not Ministerial or constitu-* 



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411 



tional and they shall be eligible for election to ^^^ * 
Mission or Conference Committees," as the Ju- ^*''''^" ^^^ 
dicial Council has declared same to be unconstitu- „ ." 
tional. Common consent was unanimously granted 
for the deletion. Motion of Frederick B. Newell 
(New York East), Chairman, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed, adopting Section I, The Aim of Missions; 
Section II, Incorporation; and Section III, Con- 
stitution. 

Section IV, Division of Foreign Missions, was ^*<=^'°" '^ 
presented and explained by the Chairman, and, 
on his motion, duly seconded, was adopted. 

Section V, Division of Home Missions and Section v 
Church Extension, was presented and explained 
by the Chairman, and, on his motion, duly sec- 
onded, was adopted. 

Section VI, Woman's Division of Christian section vi 
Service, was presented and explained by the 
Chairman, who asked common consent to delete 
item "(g) Insert paragraph 952," found in Par. 
994, sub-section (3), second column, page 134 
DCA. Common consent was unanimously given 
for the deletion. Frederick B. Newell (New York 
East), Chairman, moved the adoption of this 
Section. The motion was duly seconded. 

Edmundo G. Morgado (Cuba) moved to amend ^f kIuo*^ 
Paragraph 994 by inserting a new subdivision No. 
(3), the present No. (3) to become No. 4 and to 
read as follows (DB-242) : 



Moves to 
Amend 



"(3) All Missionary work of the Woman's Division 
outside of the United States and its dependencies shall 
be under the supervision of the Department of Work in 
Foreign Fields, and of the Central Conferences or Pro- 
visional Central Conferences, or Annual Conferences 
where there is not a Central Conference concerned." 



The amendment was seconded by Moises Bou- woj^es Boudet 

Seconds 
det (*) (Cuba). Motion 

At the request of Frederick B. Newell (New '^'Ll/speakl^ 



412 



Jovrncd of the 19M General Conference 



MAY 5 

Tenth Day 

Friday 

Morn hip 



Mrs. J. D. 
Bragg: 
Speaks 



Amendment 

Lost 



Sections VII, 
VIII 



Sections IX, 
X. XI, XII 



Section XIII 



York East), Chairman, Miss Elizabeth M. Lee 
(*) (Pittsburgh), one of the Executive Secreta- 
ries of the Department of Work in Foreign Fields 
of the Woman's Division of Christian Service, 
spoke concerning the pending amendment. 

Edmundo G. Morgado (Cuba) spoke in support 
of his amendment, using the Spanish language, 
and being interpreted by George P. Howard 
(Eastern South America). 

Frederick B. Newell (New York East), Chair- 
man, yielded the floor to Mrs. J. D. Bragg (*) 
(St. Louis), who spoke against the amendment. 

The amendment was not adopted. Section VI 
was then adopted. 

Frederick B. Newell (New York East), Chair- 
man, presented Section VII, Joint Division of 
Education and Cultivation, and Section VIII, 
Councils, explaining each, and moved their adop- 
tion. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

Frederick B. Newell (New York East), Chair- 
man, presented and explained Section IX, Co- 
operation with Other Boards and Agencies; Sec- 
tion X, Funds ; Section XI, Jurisdictional Boards ; 
Section XII, Annual Conference Boards, and 
moved their adoption. The motion, duly seconded, 
prevailed. 

Frederick B. Newell (New York East), Chair- 
man, presented Section XIII, Local Church 
Boards, and asked common consent to make the 
following three amendments to Paragraph 1041 
(DB-243) : 

1st. Insert a new Item 2, renumbering the re- 
maining Items as 3, 4, 5, and 6, and to read as 
follows : 



I 



"2. To plan each year undei- the leadership of the 
Pastor, with the co-operation of the Woman's Society of 
Christian Service and the Board of Education, for a 
Church-wide School of Missions in order that the entire 
congregation may be drawn into a period of intensive 



The Methodist Church 



413 



study, using the Study Book and other materials issued 
by the Joint Division of Education and Cultivation." 

2nd. In printed "Item 3," fourth line, insert 
after the word "projects" the words "both home 
and foreign" so that it will read "to recommend 
to the Quarterly Conference missionary projects, 
both home and foreign, etc." 

3rd. Add a new Item to be numbered "7" at the 
end of Paragraph 1041, to read as follows: 

"7. To unite with the Pastor and Finance Committee 
in an effort to secure an effective every-member canvass 
each year with emphasis on stewardship and missions." 

By unanimous common consent, the three 
amendments were accepted. 

Motion of the Chairman, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed, adopting Section XIII. The Report was 
then adopted as a whole. For Report see page 677. 

Charles C. Parlin (*) (Newark), as a matter 
of privilege, presented and moved the adoption of 
the following Resolution (DB-244) : 

"In order that there shall be no conflict in the Disci- 
pline, in our statement concerning War, be it 

"Resolved, That the Minority Report, entitled 'The 
Christian Church and War,' as amended, and adopted by 
the General Conference yesterday, be and it is hereby 
substituted for in lieu of, and in the place of, the whole 
of Par. 1716 of the 1940 Discipline, and that all portions 
of Section 15 of Par. 1712, 'Our Social Creed,' in conflict 
therewith be and the same are hereby repealed." 

Miron A. Morrill (Minnesota) raised a point of 
order about considering this Resolution at this 
time in the form presented. The Chair ruled the 
point of order well taken. 

Loyd F. Worley (New York East) called in 
question the ruling of the Chair and referred to 
the third sentence of Paragraph 1737 of the 1940 
Discipline of The Methodist Church. Bishop Ray- 



MAY 5 

'I15NTII Day 

Friday 

Morning 



Resolution 
Charles C. 
Parlin 



Miron A. Mor- 
rill, Point 
of Crtler 



Loyd F. Wor- 
ley Raises 
Question 



414 



Jour7ial of the 19i4 General Conference 



MAY 5 

Tenth Day 

Friday 

Morning 

Charles C. 
Parlin 
Speaks 

William K. 
Anderson, 
Point of 
Order 



Day 



Albert E. 
Moves 
Restatement 



Silent Prayer 



Result Ballot 
Judicial 
Council 



mond J. Wade explained his reason for ruling the 
point of order well taken. 

Charles C. Parlin (*) (Newark) spoke in sup- 
port of his Resolution as it applied to Paragraph 
1712 "Our Social Creed." 

William K. Anderson (Pittsburgh) raised the 
point of order that the action in adopting Report 
No. 8 of the Committee on the State of the Church, 
was a separate resolution, not contingent on any 
other action. The Chair ruled the point of order 
well taken. 

Charles C. Parlin (*) (Newark) spoke in fur- 
ther support of his Resolution. 

Albert E. Day (Southern California-Arizona) 
moved the restatement of the matter to bring it 
into harmony with our action of yesterday be 
referred to a Special Committee composed of Er- 
nest Fremont Tittle (Rock River), Charles C. 
Parlin (*) (Newark), and two such other men 
as they may' select. The motion, duly seconded, 
prevailed. 

Bishop Wade asked the Conference to pause for 
a moment of silent prayer at twelve o'clock noon, 
in accordance with the request made in a procla- 
mation by the Mayor of Kansas City. 

The tellers reported the results of the ballot 
for members of the Judicial Council, as follows 
(DB-245) : 

Votes cast, 623 ; defective, 3 ; total vote, 629 ; 
necessary to elect, 315. 

Ministers : Waights G. Henry, 404 ; Sidney H. 
Babcock, 144; Rufus C. Baker, 111; Charles B. 
Ketcham, 161 ; William H. LaPrade, 57 ; Albert G. 
Schatzman, 103 ; Raymond M. Shipman, 139 ; B. 
Rhett Turnipseed, 139. 

Laymen: Martin E. Lawson, 394; Henry R. 
Van Deusen, 449 ; James I. Dolliver, 96 ; Donald 
A. Odell, 42; Robert J. O'Neal, 47; Frank M. 



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415 



Phelps, 29; Edward A. Smith, 65; Francis A. 
Stanger, Jr., 112; Osso W. Stanley, 24. 

Bishop Raymond J. Wade announced that 
Waights G. Henry had been elected a Ministerial 
Member of the Judicial Council, and that Martin 
E. Lawson and Henry R. Van Deusen had been 
elected Lay Members of the Judicial Council, each 
of them having received the required majority of 
the votes cast. 

The ballots were distributed and the vote taken 
for one Ministerial Member of the Judicial Coun- 
cil. Bishop Wade declared the ballot closed and the 
tellers collected the ballots and retired to count 
the same. 

Frederick B. Newell (New York East), Chair- 
man, presented Report No. 2 of the Board of Mis- 
sions and Church Extension, Calendar No. 113 
(DCA-125), subject "Report on the Reference of 
This Committee of the Miscellaneous Recommen- 
dations found in Report No. 4 of the General 
Commission on World Service and Finance print- 
ed on page 13 of the Daily Christian Advocate on 
April 27, 1944," and moved its adoption. The mo- 
tion, duly seconded, prevailed and the Report was 
adopted. For Report see page 701. 

On motion of Frederick B. Newell (New York 
East), Chairman, duly seconded, the following 
Covering Resolution was adopted : 



NAY 5 

1*NTH Day 
Frida y 
Morning 



Second Ballot 
Taken 



Report No. 2 
Missions and 
Church 
Extension 



Covering 
Resolution 



"He It Resolved, That the Report of the Committee on 
Missions and Church Extension which has now been sub- 
stituted for Parajrraphs 911 to 1041 inclusive of the 1940 
Disripli)ie of The Methodist Church i-epeals all other 
legiflation in the Discipline of 1940 of The Methodist 
Chuich which may be in conflict with or at variance 
with the aforesaid Report." 



Nolan B. Harmon, Jr. (Virginia), Chairman, Report no. 5 
presented Report No. 5 of the Committee on In- nattont"'""" 
terdenominational Relations, Calendar No. 86 



416 



Journal of the UU-i- Geyieral Conference 



MAY 5 

Tenth Day 

Friday 

Morning 

Costen J. Har- 
rell Moves 
to Amend 



Amendment 
Accepted 

Report No. 6 
Interdenom- 
inational 
Relations 



John Q. Schis- 
ler Moves to 
Amend 



Amendment 
Accepted 



Memorials 789, 
790 Referred 



Motion, Fred 
D. Stone re 
Jurisdiction- 
pi Elections 



(DCA-114), subject, "Federal Council of Church- 
es of Christ in America," and moved its adoption. 
The motion was duly seconded. 

Costen J. Harrell (Tennessee) moved to amend 
by deleting the last paragraph of the Report. The 
motion was duly seconded. Nolan B. Harmon, Jr. 
(Virginia), Chairman, accepted the deletion of 
the paragraph, there being no objection raised 
by any member of the Committee or of the Gen- 
eral Conference, and the Report was adopted. For 
Report see page 607. 

Nolan B. Harmon, Jr. (Virginia), Chairman, 
presented and explained Report No. 6 of the 
Committee on Interdenominational Relations, 
Calendar No. 87 (DCA-114), subject, "The Pro- 
posed National Council of Churches," and moved 
its adoption. The motion was duly seconded. 

John Q. Schisler (North Arkansas) moved to 
amend by inserting after the word "Relations" in 
line thirteen, the words "in conference with the 
various Boards and Agencies of the Church which 
are concerned" (DB-246). Nolan B. Harmon, Jr. 
(Virginia), Chairman, accepted the proposed 
amendment for the Committee, there being no ob- 
jection raised by any member of the Committee 
or of the General Conference. The Report was 
adopted. For Report see page 607. 

Motion of Nolan B. Harmon, Jr. (Virginia), 
Chairman of the Committee on Interdenomina- 
tional Relations, duly seconded, prevailed, refer- 
ring Memorials 789, subject "Union of British and 
American Methodism," and Memorial 790, subject 
"Union with Colored Methodist Episcopal 
Church," to the permanent Commission on Inter- 
denominational Relations, as they had reached the 
Committee after its final adjournment. 

Motion of Fred D. Stone (Rock River), duly 
seconded, prevailed, as follows (DB-247) : 



The Methodist Church 



All 



"In all flections in a Jurisdictional Conference which ••AY s 

arc based on the number of Church members in that tenth Day 

Jurisdiction, the number counted shall include lay mem- Friday 

bers, ministerial members and Bishops assigned to that Mominn 
Jurisdiction." 



Isaac E. Miller (Ohio), Chairman of the Com- {'residinB 

Officers 



mittee on Presiding Officers, reported that Bishop 
Charles W. Flint would preside at the afternoon 
session today, and Bishop Ivan Lee Holt at the 
evening session tonight. 

Motion of the Secretary, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed that the time be extended to ifear the result 
of the ballot for the Ministerial Member of the 
Judicial Council. 

The tellers reported the result as follows (DB- 
248) : Votes cast, 618; defective, 2; total ballots 
cast, 616 ; necessary to elect, 309. Sidney H. Bab- 
cock, 138; Rufus C. Baker, 40; Charles B. 
Ketcham, 230 ; William H. LaPrade, 8 ; Albert G. 
Schatzman, 28; Raymond M. Shipman, 74; B. 
Rhett Turnipseed, 98. No one having received the 
required number of votes, Bishop Raymond J. 
Wade declared the result, "No election." 

By common consent it was agreed to take the 
next ballot at the afternoon session. 

The Conference adjourned with the benedic- 
tion pronounced by A. K. Jensen, missionary to 
Korea. 



Announced 



Result Ballot 
Judicial 
Council 



No Election 



Adjournment 



TENTH DAY, FRIDAY, MAY 5, 
AFTERNOON SESSION 



1944, 



Pursuant to adjournment, the General Confer- 
ence of The Methodist Church convened at 2 :30 
P.M., Friday, May 5, 1944, with Bishop Charles 
Wesley Flint in the Chair. Bishop Flint an- 
nounced, and the Conference joined in singing, 
Hymn No. 179, "Spirit of God, Descend upon My 
Heart," after which Bishop Flint led in prayer. 



MAY 5 

Tenth Day 

Friday 
Afternoon 

Bishop Charles 
Wesley Flint 
Presides 



418 



Journal of the 19 AA General Conference 



MAY 5 

Tenth Day 

Friday 

AftcDioon 



Courtesies 



Resolution 
Henry J. 

Gernhardt 



Resolution 
Edward D. 
Kohlstedt 



Dr. James R. Houghton, General Conference 
Director of Music, and Miss Adena Pellett, soloist 
of the Grand Avenue Temple Methodist Church 
of Kansas City, sang, as a duet, "The Old Rugged 
Cross." 

Glenn R. Phillips (Southern California- Ari- 
zona), Chairman of the Committee on Courtesies 
and Privileges, presented, separately, seven mat- 
ters, and action was taken on each, as indicated : 

1st. Presented Henry J. Gernhardt (North Da- 
kota) on a matter of privilege. On motion of 
Henry J. Gernhardt (North Dakota), duly sec- 
onded, the following Resolution (DB-249) was 
adopted : 

Whereas, There is need of a greater recognition of 
the value of the Church, and specific literature on the 
subject is important thereto, 

We therefore request the Board of Evangelism to pub- 
lish, and make available for general distribution, the 
message, "Placing a Proper Value on the Church," as 
presented to this body by John C. Broomfield, Bishop of 
this Area. 

2nd. Presented Edward D. Kohlstedt, Execu- 
tive Secretary of the Department of Home Mis- 
sions of the General Board of Missions and Church 
Extension, for a privileged matter. The following 
Resolution (DB-250) was presented by Edward 
D. Kohlstedt, with the request that the Secretary 
of the General Conference send it to the Pacific 
Japanese Provisional Conference, meeting in 
Denver, Colorado, July 7-9, and also to an Inter- 
denominational Convention of American Chris- 
tian Ministers and Laymen of Japanese Descent, 
meeting in Denver, Colorado, July 10-11. On mo- 
tion of Paul M. Hillman (Nebraska), duly sec- 
onded, the Resolution was adopted, and the Secre- 
tary of the General Conference requested to send 
greetings, and the Resolution to the Conferences 
as indicated above. The Resolution is as follows: 



The Methodist Church 



419 



"Whereas, The President of the United States, in his 
message to the Senate, relative to the segregation of 
loyal and disloyal Japanese in Relocation Centers, says, 
'It is now established that the disloyal persons among 
the evacuees constitute but a small minority, and that 
the great majority of the evacuees are loyal to the demo- 
cratic institutions of the United States, and in vindica- 
tion of the very ideals for which we are fighting this war, 
it is important to maintain a high standard of fair, 
considerate and equal treatment for the people of this, as 
of all other minorities'; therefore be it 

"Resolved: 1st. That we commend the War Relocation 
Authority for its policy of finding homes and employ- 
ment for the Japanese Americans now living in relocation 
centers. We urge the active participation of our churches 
in this relocation, especially in the preparation of com- 
munities to welcome and assimilate these persons into 
American life. 

"2nd. That we earnestly urge that, at the earliest 
possible moment consistent with the public interest, loyal 
Ameincan citizens of Japanese ancestry have restored to 
them their full rights as citizens, especially the right to 
return to their former residences and occupations." 



MAY 5 

Tenth Day 

Friday 

Afternoon 



3rcl. Presented by J. N. R. Score (Central Tex- 
as), Chairman of the Committee on Ritual and 
Orders of Worship, for the purpose of making 
a clarifying statement relative to Paragraph 7 of 
Report No. 1, which had been adopted Wednesday 
morning, May 3, 1944. 

4th. Presented Fred E. Lott (Wyoming) for the 
presentation of the following Resolution (DB- 
251): 



J. N. R. Score : 
Clarifying 
Statement 



Resolution 
Fred E. Lott 



"Whereas, It is evident in this General Conference 
that our Plan of Organization and Rules of Order need 
revision; therefore be it 

"Resolved, That for the provision in our Plan of Or- 
ganization and Rules of Order which read as follows, as 
found on page 157 of The Handbook for Delegates of this 
General Conference: 

"'(1) Rules: There shall be a Committee of Six on 
the Plan of Organization and Rules of Order. The Secre- 
tary of the Conference shall be an ex officio member and 
one of the six. To this Committee shall be referred any 



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MAY 5 

Tenth Day 

Friday 

Afternoon 



Suggestion 
Charles V. 
Adams 



proposed amendments to the Plan of Organization and 
Rules of Order. To it may be referred any other matters 
relating- to parliamentary procedure in the business of 
the Conference.' 

"There shall be substituted the following provision, 
to wit: 

"'Rules: There shall be a Committee on Plan of Or- 
ganization and Rules of Order consisting of one minister 
and one lay delegate from each Jurisdiction of The 
Methodist Church, nominated by the Council of Bishops 
from the membership of the General Conference. The 
Council of Bishops shall designate one of its members 
to preside over the deliberations of this Committee. The 
Secretary of the General Conference shall be an ex officio 
member of this Committee. 

" 'Proposed amendments to the Plan of Organization 
and Rules of Order shall be referred to this Committee. 
Questions of parliamentary procedure arising during any 
session of the General Conference may be referred to this 
Committee; also 

" 'That in preparation for the General Conference of 
1948, the said Committee shall be constituted at this ses- 
sion of the General Conference ; also, 

" 'That all provisions of our Discipline and Plan of 
Organization and Rules of Order in conflict with the said 
provisions of these Resolutions hereby are repealed, and 

" 'That in presenting the Rules of Order for the Gen- 
eral Conference of 1948, the said Rules of Order be so 
revised, arranged, and I'eprinted that the more important 
Rules shall be conspicuously presented, so that reference 
to them may easily be made.' " 

(Signed) Fred E. Lott (Wyoming Conference), 

George R. Savige (Wyoming Conference). 

Fred E. Lott (Wyoming) moved that the above 
Resolution be referred to the Committee on Rules. 
The motion was duly seconded, 

Charles V. Adams (*) (Central Pennsylvania) 
suggested that there also be referred to the Com- 
mittee on Rules the request that in future Gen- 
eral Conferences, the Conference and Area Dele- 
gations be requested to alternate the Chairman- 
ship of the Delegation between the ministerial and 
lay delegates (DB-252). The suggestion was ac- 
cepted by Fred E, Lott (Wyoming) and became 



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a part of this Resolution. The motion to refer ^^^ ^ 

J .1 Tenth Day 

was adopted. 

5th. Presented the following Re.solution (DB- 
253) : 



Friday 
Afternoon 



VVntKEAS, This General Conference has adopted the Resolution re- 
Pension Code, Paragraph i;]18, Section 2, subdivision (d) claimants 
of which provides that years served as a member of an 
Annual Conference left without appointment to attend 
school for a period not to exceed three years may be 
counted for annuity claim, and 

Whereas, Many Conferences in the territory of the 
Missouri Corporation have in their memberships many 
Conference Claimants to whom such a provision has not 
been applicable hitherto, and 

Whereas, Not to provide for all Conference Claimants 
alike is manifestly unfair; therefore, be it 

Reaolved by this General Conference that the afore- 
mentioned subsection (d) of section 2 of Paragraph 1318 
of the Pension Code shall be administered retroactively. 
(Signed) Garland R. Stafford, 
Paul N. Career, 
Chas. C. Weaver, 
E. H. Nease, 
Gideon I. Humphreys. 

Paul M. Hillman (Nebraska) asked a question 
relative to the pending matter. 

Garland R. Stafford (Western North Caro- 
lina) replied to the question. 

Arthur M. Wells (Illinois) moved that the ^'welL Move* 
Resolution be referred to the Commission on Pen- ^" ^^^^'' 
sion Legislation that is being set up for the pur- 
pose of study. The motion was duly seconded. 

Thomas A. Stafford (Northern Minnesota) 
spoke against the motion to refer. 

Paul G. James (*) (lowa-Des Moines) spoke in 
favor of the Resolution. 

William F. Quillian (South Georgia) requested 
a reading of the Resolution again. 

Paul M. Hillman (Nebraska) spoke in favor of 
the Resolution, and against reference. 



422 



Journal of the 1944 General Conference 



MAY 5 

Tenth Day 

Friday 

Afternoan 

Motion to Re- 
fer With- 
drawn 



George W. 
Henson 
Moves 
Previous 
Question 



Council of 
Bishops 
Excused 



Chaplain 
Thoburn 
Speicher 



Thanks to Ste- 
nographers 
from Nash- 
ville 



Ballot for 
Judicial 
Council 
Member 



Arthur M. Wells (Illinois), with the consent of 
his second, withdrew his motion to refer, no ob- 
jection being raised by any member of the Com- 
mittee, or of the General Conference. Arthur M. 
Wells (Illinois) then spoke against the Resolu- 
tion. 

E. Cranston Riggin (Baltimore) spoke in favor 
of the Resolution. 

George W. Henson (Philadelphia) moved the 
previous question on all before the Conference. 
The motion, duly seconded, prevailed, and the pre- 
vious question was ordered. 
The Resolution was adopted. 
During the above business, the Conference, by 
unanimous common consent, granted the request 
of Bishop H. Lester Smith, for the Council of 
Bishops, to withdraw from the Conference room 
that they might continue with the work assigned 
them by the General Conference. 

6th. Presented Chaplain Thoburn Speicher of 
the Northwest Iowa Annual Conference and sta- 
tioned at the Amarillo Army Air Field. 

7th. Presented the Secretary, who moved that 
the General Conference express their apprecia- 
tion of and thanks to Miss Elizabeth Talbot, Mrs. 
Ruby Sandefur, Miss Anne E. Stroh and Mrs. 
Florence Griffin for their coming to the seat of the 
General Conference from Nashville, Tennessee, to 
facilitate the work of the Conference, in the copy- 
ing of Reports for presentation to the various 
Committees, as due to local conditions sufficient 
stenographic help could not be secured to efficient- 
ly carry on the work of the Conference as rapidly 
as was necessary. The motion, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed. 

The ballot was taken for the remaining Minis- 
terial Member of the Judicial Council. The ballot 
was spread, the votes collected, the ballot declared 
closed by the Presiding Officer, and the tellers re- 



d 



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423 



tired to count the same. At the request of Albert 
G. Schatzman, his name was withdrawn from the 
list of nominees. 

Leslie J. Lyons (*) (Southwest Missouri), 
Chairman, presented Report No. 5 of the Com- 
mittee on Judicial Administration, Calendar No. 
125 (DCA-137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142 and 143), 
subject, "Revision of Judicial Administration," 
and requested Robert B. Carr (*) (North Ala- 
bama), Chairman of the Subcommittee which had 
prepared the Report, to be in charge of its pres- 
entation to the Conference. 

Motion of Leslie J. Lyons (*) (Southwest Mis- 
souri), duly seconded, prevailed, that the Rules be 
suspended for consideration of and action on the 
Report, as at the time of its adoption by the 
Committee a quorum was not present. 

Robert B. Carr (*) (North Alabama) requested 
that Clyde B. Stuntz (Indus River), Cassius J. 
Miller (Troy), and John T. Ellison (*) (Ala- 
bama) come to the platform to assist in the pres- 
entation of the Report. 

Motion of Robert B. Carr (*) (North Ala- 
bama), duly seconded, prevailed, extending the 
privileges of the floor to Bishop J. Lloyd Decell, 
during the presentation of the Report. 

Bishop J. Lloyd Decell made a statement re- 
garding the formulation of the Report and its 
meaning, and asked to be excused to attend the 
meeting of the Council of Bishops. Permission 
was unanimously granted. 

Motion of Robert B. Carr (*) (North Ala- 
bama), duly seconded, prevailed, that the Report 
be adopted Section by Section. 

Section I, subject "Offenses for Which a Bishop 
or a Traveling Preacher or Preacher on Trial in 
an Annual Conference May Be Tried," was pre- 
sented, explained, and adopted. 

The tellers reported the results of the third 



MAY 5 

Tenth Day 

Frida y 

Afternoon 

Report No. 5 
Judirial Ail- 
ministration 



Robert H. Carr 
in CharKe 



Bishop J. 
Lloyd Decell 



Section I 



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Journal of the lOJ^Jt General Conference 



MAY 5 

Tetnth Day 

Friday 
A.ftrr)ioon 

Result Hallot 
Judicial 
Council 
Election 



Section II 



Section III 



ballot for members of the Judicial Council, as 
follows (DB-254) : 

Total ballots cast, 597 ; defective, 1 ; total good 
ballots, 596; necessary to elect 299. Sidney H. 
Babcock, 144; Rufus C. Baker, 11; Charles B. 
Ketcham, 388 ; William H. LaPrade, 1 ; Albert G. 
Schatzman, 2; Raymond M. Shipman, 24; B. 
Rhett Turnipseed, 26. Bishop Charles Wesley 
Flint stated that Charles B. Ketcham, having re- 
ceived the required majority, had been duly elect- 
ed a Ministerial Member of the Judicial Council 
of The Methodist Church, thus completing the 
election of members whose terms of office expire 
with this session of the General Conference. 

Consideration of the pending matter was re- 
sumed and Section II, subject, "Investigation and 
Trial of a Bishop," was presented and explained. 
Robert B. Carr (*) (North Alabama) moved that 
the same be adopted, and the motion was duly 
seconded. 

Robert B. Carr (*) (North Alabama) asked 
common consent to change the words "house 
rent," found in line three of Par. 628, Article 5, 
first column, page 138 DCA, and substitute there- 
for the word "dwelling." Common consent was 
unanimously given for this substitution. 

A. Wesley Pugh (North Indiana), John R. 
Kenney (California) and T. Morton McDonald 
(*) (Indiana) asked questions regarding the 
Section, which were answered satisfactorily by 
the Chairman presenting the Report. Section II 
was then adopted. 

Section III, subject "Investigation and Trial of 
a Traveling Preacher, or a Preacher on Trial," 
was presented and explained. Robert B. Carr (*) 
(North Alabama) asked common consent to insert 
the words "not his own" following the words "a 
Pastoral Charge" found in Par. 643, line three, 



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425 



first column, page 139 DCA. Common consent was 
unanimously granted for this insertion. 

Robert B. Carr (*) (North Alabama) moved 
the adoption of the Section, and the motion was 
duly seconded. 

Arthur M, Wells (Illinois) moved to amend 
the Report by deleting the last sentence in Par. 
634, Article 4, column two, page 138 DCA, which 
reads, "The accused may be suspended from all 
ministerial services pending the trial," and substi- 
tuting therefor the sentence (DB-255) , "The Bish- 
op may suspend the accused from all ministerial 
services pending the trial." The motion was duly 
seconded. The amendment was accepted by Robert 
B. Carr (*) (North Alabama), there being no 
objection raised by any member of the Committee 
or of the General Conference. 

Claude M. Reves (Little Rock) moved to amend 
Par. 635, Article 5, column two, page 138 DCA, 
by deleting the words, "for entry on its Journal," 
found in the fifth line from the bottom of the 
column, and substituting therefor the words, "for 
permanent record" (DB-256). This was accepted 
by Robert B. Carr (*) (North Alabama), "there 
being no objection raised by any member of the 
Committee or of the General Conference. 

A. Wesley Pugh (North Indiana) raised a ques- 
tion relative to the amendment offered by Arthur 
M. Wells (Illinois) and accepted by the Commit- 
tee, by common consent, in Par. 634, Article 4, 
second column, page 138 DCA, and which reads 
as follows : "The Bishop may suspend the accused 
from all ministerial services pending the trial." 
By common consent the amendment was finally 
adopted to read as follows : "On recommendation 
of the Committee of Investigation the Bishop may 
suspend the accused from all ministerial services 
pending the trial." This was accepted by Robert 
R. Carr (*) (North Alabama), there being no 



MAY 5 

Thnth Day 

Friday 

.\Jtfriioon 



Arthur M. 
Wells Moves 
to Amend 



Amendment 
Accepted 



Claud Reves 
Moves to 
Amend 



Amendment 
Accepted 



A. Wesley 
Pugh Raises 
Question 



426 



JoKrriat of the 1944 General Conference 



MAY 5 
Tbnth Day 

Friday 
Aftertioon 

J. Edgar 
SkillinKton 
Moves to 
Amend 



Louis C. 
Wright 



Lester R. 
Templin 



D. Stewart 
Patterson 
Moves 
Previous 
Question 



Motion 
George W. 
Henson re 
Adoption 



Motion Lost 

Sections IV, 
V. VI, VII, 
VIII 



Section I, 
Chapter III 



objection raised by any member of the Committee 
or of the General Conference. 

J. Edgar Skillington (Central Pennsylvania) 
moved to amend the accepted amendment by 
changing it to read (DB-257), "The accused may 
be suspended by action of the Committee from all 
ministerial services pending the trial." The mo- 
tion was duly seconded. 

Louis C. Wright (North-East Ohio) spoke 
against the Skillington amendment. 

Lester R. Templin (Central Kansas) read a 
relevant passage from Par. 632 of the Discipline. 

D. Stew^art Patterson (*) (Baltimore) moved 
the previous question on all before the Confer- 
ence. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed and 
the previous question w^as ordered. 

The amendment of J. Edgar Skillington (Cen- 
tral Pennsylvania) was not adopted. Section III 
was adopted. 

George W. Henson (Philadelphia) moved, as a 
question of privilege for the Conference, that the 
Report be adopted as presented, without further 
reading. The motion was duly seconded. 

James A. Perry (Troy) spoke against the mo- 
tion, as also did J. Edgar Skillington (Central 
Pennsylvania) , no one claiming the right of speak- 
ing for the motion. The motion did not prevail. 

Section IV, subject "Trial of an Accepted Sup- 
ply"; Section V, subject "Preachers in Provi- 
sional Annual Conferences" ; Section VI, subject, 
"Maladministration" ; Section VII, subject, 
"Status of a Bishop, Traveling Preacher, or 
Preacher on Trial Deposed or Expelled" ; and Sec- 
tion VIII, subject, "Withdrawn under Complaints 
or Charges," were separately presented and ex- 
plained, and each separately adopted on a motion 
of Robert B. Carr (*) (North Alabama), duly 
seconded. 

Section I of Chapter III, subject, "Investigation 



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427 



and Trial of a Local Preacher, or an Accepted 
Supply," was presented and explained by Robert 
B. Carr (*) (North Alabama) who moved its 
adoption. The motion was duly seconded. 

W. Clyde Donald (Detroit) moved to amend 
Par. 663, column three, page 139 DCA, by insert- 
ing the words "not his own" after the words "a 
Pastoral Charge," found in line three of the Para- 
graph. The motion was duly seconded. Robert B. 
Carr (*) (North Alabama) accepted the amend- 
ment) there being no objection raised by any 
member of the Committee, or of the General Con- 
ference. 

William Gunter (New England) asked a ques- 
tion as to whether the provision applied to an 
"ordained local deacon" and an "ordained local 
elder." Bishop Wade ruled that "An ordained, or 
local preacher, is covered by the term 'local 
preacher.' " 

J. Edgar Skillington (Central Pennsylvania) 
moved to amend Par. 657 by adding the sentence 
(DB-258), "In Annual Conferences where there 
are no District Conferences, these District Com- 
mittees shall be created by the Annual Conference 
on nomination of the Cabinet." 

W. Foss Curtiss (West Virginia) called atten- 
tion to the provision found at the end of Par. 659, 
column three, page 139 DCA, and which reads: 
"Where there is no District Conference, then the 
Quarterly Conference of which the accused is a 
member shall act." 

J. Edgar Skillington (Central Pennsylvania) 
asked common consent to include in his amend- 
ment the deletion of the sentence found at the 
close of Par. 659 and common consent was grant- 
ed. The amendment was not adopted. 

Section I, Chapter III, was then adopted. 

Section II, Chapter III, subject "Investigation 
and Trial of a Deaconess," was presented and ex- 



MAY S 

Tenth Day 

Friday 

Afternoon 



W. Clyde 
McDonald 
Moves to 
Amend 



Amendment 
Accepted 



William Gun- 
ter Asks 
Question 



J. Edgar 
Skillington 
Moves to 
Amend 



W. Foss 
Curtiss 



Section 
Adopted 



Section II. 
Chapter HI 



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Journal of the 194-i General Conference 



MAY 5 

Tenth Day 

Friday 

Afternoon 

Arthur A. 
Callaghan 
Moves to 
Amend 

Edgar A. Love 
Raises 
Question 



Section 
Adopted 



Motion to 
Adopt 



Claude Young 
Moves to 
Amend 



Amendment 
Accepted 



Guy O. 
Carpenter 
Raises 
Question 



Arthur M. 
Wells Moves 
to Amend 



plained by Robert B. Carr (*) North Alabama, 
who moved its adoption. The motion was duly 
seconded. 

Arthur A. Callaghan (Maine) moved to amend 
by striking out Paragraph 668 from the Report. 
The motion, duly seconded, did not prevail. 

Edgar A. Love (Washington) asked a question 
as to the procedure in a Conference which does 
not have a Deaconess Board. Clyde B. Stuntz (In- 
dus River), at the request of the Chairman, spoke 
to the question. Miss Mary Lou Barnwell, Execu- 
tive Secretary of Urban Work, Department of 
Work in Home Fields, Woman's Division of Chris- 
tian Service, stated that where there is no Annual 
Conference Deaconess Board, the Jurisdictional 
Deaconess Association acts for the Deaconess. 

Section II, Chapter III, was adopted. 

G. Mont Davenport (North Alabama) moved 
that the entire Report be adopted, and the motion 
was duly seconded. 

Claude Young (Northwest Indiana) moved to 
amend Par. 657, Section I, Chapter III, column 
two, page 139 DCA, by adding after the words 
"Committee on Investigation," at the end of line 
seven, the following (DB-259) : "In case there is 
no District Conference, the Committee of Investi- 
gation of the Annual Conference shall act." The 
amendment was accepted by Robert B. Carr (*) 
(North Alabama), there being no objection raised 
by any member of the Committee or of the Gen- 
eral Conference. 

Guy 0. Carpenter (Indiana) asked the rela- 
tionship of Paragraphs 657 and 645 of the Report 
to Paragraph 297 of the present Discipline, and 
Robert B. Carr (*) (North Alabama) answered 
the same. 

Arthur M. Wells (Illinois) moved to amend 
Section III, subject "Notice," Paragraph 684. 
Article 1, column one, page 141 DCA, and Sec- 



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429 



tion IV, subject, "Trials," Paragraph 686, Arti- 
cle 1, column one, page 141 DCA, by inserting the 
words "at least ten days in advance" at the place 
to be selected by the Committee in each Paragraph. 

John T. Ellison (*) (Alabama) moved to sub- 
stitute the word "seven" for the word "ten." Ar- 
thur M. Wells (Illinois) accepted the suggestion. 

Robert B. Carr (*) (North Alabama) accepted 
the amendment, with the word "seven" substituted 
for the word "ten," there being no objection raised 
by any member of the Committee, or of the Gen- 
eral Conference. 

G. Robert Huston (*) (Pacific Northwest) 
moved to amend Paragraph 677, Article 1, col- 
umn three, page 140 DCA, by striking out the 
word "five" at the end of line three, bottom of 
column, and substituting the word "two (DB- 
260). The motion was duly seconded. 

Paul M. Hillman (Nebraska) spoke in favor of 
the amendment. The amendment was adopted. 

R. Gammon Morris (Lexington) moved the 
previous question. The motion, duly seconded, 
prevailed, and the previous question was ordered. 

The Report was adopted as a whole. For Report 
see page 613. 

Robert B. Carr (*) (North Alabama) moved a 
Resolution (DB-261), which, being duly seconded, 
was adopted, as follows: 



MAY 5 

Tenth Day 

Friday 

AUcrnoon 



John T. Elli- 
son Moves 
to Substitute 



Amendment 
Accepted 



G. Robert 
Houston 
Moves to 
Amend 



Paul M. 
man 



Hill- 



R. Gammon 
Morris 
Moves 
Previous 
Question 

Report 
Adopted 



Resolution re 
Revision 
Study 
Commission 



Whereas, The General (statutory) sections of our 
Disciplive do not receive the same continuous study and 
adjustment that legislation touching General Boards and 
Commissions properly receive; and 

Whereas, Inevitably minor corrections, at least, may 
be needed ; therefore be it 

Resolved: 1. That the Council of Bishops shall appoint 
a Revision Study Committee for the quadrennium 1944- 
1948 of seven membeis: one Bishop, three Ministers, and 
three Laymen. 

2. This Committee shall study those general sections of 
the 1944 Discipline not related to the Constitution, Judi- 



430 



Journal of the 19^4^ General Conference 



MAY 5 cial Council, Boards or Commissions. They shall not 
Tenth Day recommend changes in the substance of any law, but may 
Friday seek to clarify, improve arrangement of pai'agraphs or 
Afternoon sections, and resolve conflicts in general statutes. 

3. That the Committee shall make their report avail- 
able to the Bishops and Members of the General Confer- 
ence at least thirty days before the opening of the 1948 
session. 

4. That the expense of this Commission be paid out 
of tlie General Administration Fund. 



Covering 
Resolution 



On motion of Clyde B. Stuntz (Indus River), 
duly seconded, the following covering Resolution 
(DB-262) was adopted: 



Organization 
of Judicial 
Council 



Be It Resolved, That the Report No. 5 of the Commit- 
tee on Judicial Administration, duly adopted by the Gen- 
eral Conference, shall be substituted for the legislation on 
.Judicial Administration in the DiscipUve of 1940, and 
shall repeal all the provisions in Chapters II to VI of 
Judicial Administration of the Discipline of 1940. 
(Signed) Clyde B. Stuntz (Indus River Conference). 

George W. Henson (Philadelphia), Chairman 
of the Committee of Chairmen, requested, as a 
matter of privilege for the Conference, that the 
Secretary and the President of the Judicial Coun- 
cil be recognized for special announcements. 

Henry R. Van Deusen was recognized and an- 
nounced that the Judicial Council, as now con- 
stituted, had met and organized by the election 
of the following officers : 



Dr. C. B. 
Ketcham 
Presented 



Leave of 
Absence 
Granted 



President. — Francis Reed Bayley. 
Vice-President. — Martin E. Lawson. 
Secretary. — Henry R. Van Deusen (*). 

Francis Reed Bayley, President of the Judicial 
Council, was recognized and presented Rev. Dr. 
Charles B. Ketcham, President of Mount Union 
College, newly elected member of the Judicial 
Council. 

At the request of Francis R. Bayley, the Gen- 



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431 



eral Conference granted unanimous permission **-^'*' ^ 
for leave of absence for three members of the '^*"^'^" ^^^^ 
Judicial Council for the remainder of the session, .„ 
as they were compelled to leave at this time. 

George W. Henson (Philadelphia), Chairman 
of the Committee of Chairmen, requested that 
Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River) be per- 
mitted to make a Report. The Conference gave 
common consent for this procedure. 

Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River) pre- 
sented a Resolution (DB-263) and moved its 
adoption. The motion to adopt, being seconded 
bv Charles C. Parlin (*) (Newark), was unani- seconded by 

Charles C. 

mously adopted, as follows: Par'»n 



Resolution 
Earnest Fre- 
mont Tittle 



Resolved, That Section 16 of Par. 1712 of the 1940 
Discipline be affirmed and confirmed; and, further. 

Resolved, That for Section 15 of Par. 1712 of the 1940 
Discipline the following be substituted : 

We stand for these propositions: 

"Christianity cannot be nationalistic; it must be uni- 
versal in its outlook and appeal. War makes its appeal to 
force and hate, Christianity to reason and love. The 
influence of the Church must, therefore, always" be on the 
side of every effort seeking to remove animosities and 
prejudices which are contrary to the spirit and teaching 
of Christ. It does not satisfy the Christian conscience to 
be told that war is inevitable. It staggers the imagination 
to contemplate another war with its unspeakable horrors, 
in which modern science will make possible the desti'uc- 
tion of whole populations. The methods of Jesus and the 
methods of war belong to different worlds. War is a crude 
and primitive force. It arouses passions which in the 
beginning may be unselfish and generous, but in the end 
war betrays those who trust in it. It offers no security 
that its decisions will be just and righteous. It leaves 
arrogance in the heart of the victor and resentment in 
the heart of the vanquished. When the teachings of Jesus 
are fully accepted, war as a means of settling inter- 
national- disputes will die, and dying, will set the world 
free from a cruel tyrant. We have looked to international 
diplomacy to prevent war and it has failed. We have 
trusted in international law to reduce the horrors and 
eliminate in a measure the cruelties of war, but war grows 



432 



Jimrnal of the 1044 General Conference 



MAY 5 only more hideous and destructive. The time is at hand 
Tenth Day when the Church must rise in its might and demand an 
Friday international organization which will make another war 
After>ioo-ti impossible." 

Ernest F. Tittle, Chairman; 
Charles C. Parlin, Secretary; 
Albert E. Day, 
Lynn Harold Hough, 
Daniel L. Marsh, 
Nolan B. Harmon. 



Report No. 21 
Membership, 
LA-TE 



Report No. 17 
Membership, 
LA-TE 



George W. Henson (Philadelphia), Chairman 
of the Committee of Chairmen, requested that 
the Committee on Temporal Economy be permit- 
ted to present a report at this time, involving the 
election of Trustees for the John Street Methodist 
Church, New York City. 

At the request of Ray H. Nichols (*) (North- 
west Texas), Chairman, Winfred F. Bryan (Tex- 
as) presented Report 21 for the Committee on 
Membership, Lay Activities and Temporal Econ- 
omy, Calendar No. 73 (DCA-110), subject "St. 
George's Church," and moved its adoption. The 
motion was duly seconded. 

G. Stanley Lynch (*) (Philadelphia) moved 
to delete the last Paragraph of the Report and 
substitute the following (DB-264) : 

"Therefore, Be It Resolved, That the needs for reno- 
vation and repairs of St. George's Methodist Church, 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, be referred to the Division 
of Home Missions and Church Extension for such action as 
the condition of the building may require." 

The amendment was not adopted. The Report 
was adopted. For Report see page 652. 

In behalf of the Committee, Winfred F. Bryan 
(Texas) presented Report No. 17 of the Commit- 
tee on Membership, Lay Activities and Temporal 
Economy, Calendar No. 54 (DCA, 79-80), subject 
"Endowment Fund for the John Street Methodist 
Church," and moved its adoption. The motion, 



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433 



duly seconded, prevailed, and the Report was 
adopted. For Report see page 649. 

Winfred F. Bryan (Texas) for the Committee 
on Membership, Lay Activities and Temporal 
Economy, presented the following communication 
(DB-265) and, on his motion, duly seconded, it 
was unanimously adopted, as follows : 

"The Trustees of John Street Church in New York 
City are elected each quadrennium by the General Con- 
ference. 

"In accordance with this custom, and on nomination 
of the present Board of Trustees, I nominate the following 
nine persons to be elected Trustees of John Street Church 
for the ensuing- quadiennium, with power to fill any 
vacancies occurring by reason of death, resignation, or 
otherwise, until the next General Conference: 

"The Resident Bishop of New York, Arlo A. Brown, 
Edward R. Carman, John C. Hegeman, James R. Joy, 
Annie M. PfeifFer, Millard L. Robinson, Clayton Snyder 
and Wilson P. Tanner." 

(Signed) Herbert Welch. 



MAY S 

Tbnth Day 

Friday 
Afternoon 

Trustees John 
Street 
Church 



Report No. 
Menibernhi 
LA-TE 



Bishop Charles Welsey Flint declared that the ''''^f*^ 
Resident Bishop of New York, Arlo A. Brown. 
Edward R. Carman, John C. Hegeman, James 
R. Joy, Annie M. Pfeiffer, Millard L. Robinson, 
Clayton Snyder and Wilson P. Tanner have been 
duly elected Trustees of the John Street Meth- 
odist Church of New York City, Ne^^v York. 

Ray H. Nichols (*) (Northwest Texas), Chair- 
man, presented Report No. 22 of the Committee 
on Membership, Lay Activities and Temporal 
Economy, Calendar No. 172 (DCA, 156-157), 
subject "Study of the Local Church," and moved 
its adoption. The motion, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed, and the Report was adopted. For Report 
see page 653. 

At the request of Ray H. Nichols (*) (North- 
west Texas), Chairman, Schuyler E. Garth 
(North-East Ohio) presented Report No. 27 of 
the Committee on Membership, Lay Activities 



Report No. : 
Memberihi 
LA-TE 



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MAY 5 

Tenth Day 

Friday 

Afternoon 



Lewis O. Hart- 
man on Cen- 
tral Confer- 
ences 



Statement of 
Council of 
Bishops 



and Temporal Economy, Calendar No. 176 (DCA- 
158) subject "The Status of Baptized Children," 
and moved its adoption. The motion, duly sec- 
onded, prevailed, and the Report was adopted. 
For Report see page 657. 

George W. Henson (Philadelphia), Chairman 
of the Committee of Chairmen, requested that 
Lewis O. Hartman (New England be heard on 
a privileged matter at this time. 

Lewis 0. Hartman (New England), Chairman 
of the Committee on Central Conferences, re- 
ported the result of the conference with the Coun- 
cil of Bishops, and the Committee on Central 
Conferences relative to residential -supervision 
of the work in Africa, and read a memorandum 
from the Council of Bishops as follows: 



"It is the judgment of the Council of Bishops that the 
action taken last evening is impossible of fulfillment by 
the Council of Bishops under the law. If residential super- 
vision is to be furnished for Africa, the election of a Bishop 
by some Jui-isdiction beyond the quota must be made 
possible by the General Conference." 



Report No. 10 
Central 
Conferences 
Reconsid- 
ered 



Paragraph 
Restored 



On motion of Lewis 0. Hartman (New Eng- 
land), duly seconded, the action of the Confer- 
ence in adopting Report No. 10 of the Committee 
on Central 0)nferences was reconsidered. 

On motion of Lewis 0. Hartman (New Eng- 
land) (DB-266), duly seconded. Paragraph 7 of 
Section II, of Report No. 10 of the Committee on 
Central Conferences, was adopted as originally 
printed, and restored to its place in the Report. 
Paragraph 7 reads as follows: 



"7. The Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference shall 
provide residental supervision for the work in Angola, 
Belgian Congo, Portuguese East Africa, Southern Rhodesia 
and the Union of South Africa of the Africa Provisional 
Central Conference and is hereby authoiized according 
to the provisions of Par. 8, Section 4 and Par. 339 as 



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amended to elect one Bishop in addition to its membership 
quota in order to pi'ovide for this supervision." 

The Report, as amended, was then adopted as a 
whole. For Report see page 769. 

Lewis 0. Hartman (New England), Chairman 
of the Committee on Central Conferences, report- 
ed on Item 12, Par. 434, of Report No. 1 of the 
Committee, Calendar No. 59, which had been 
recommitted to the Committee, and stated a Con- 
stitutional Amendment touching the matter in 
Par. 434 had been adopted by the Annual Confer- 
ences by a vote of 15,571 for to 18 against, and 
that the present Par. 434 in the 1940 Disciplwe 
takes care of the situation, therefore he moved 
a reconsideration of Report No. 1 of the Com- 
mittee on Central Conference. The motion, duly 
seconded, prevailed. 

By common consent. Item 12, Par. 434 as 
printed in column one, page 86 DCA was with- 
drawn, and the Report, adopted as amended, on 
motion of Lewis 0. Hartman (New England), 
duly seconded. For Report see page 759. 

Motion of John F. Baggett (Tennessee), duly 
seconded, prevailed, that after announcements we 
do adjourn. 

Isaac E. Miller (Ohio) Chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Presiding Officers, announced that Bish- 
op Ralph S. Cushman would preside at the ses- 
sion, tomorrow morning, Saturday, May 6. 

The Conference then adjourned with benedic- 
tion pronounced by Bishop Charles Wesley Flint. 



MAY 5 

Tenth Day 

Friday 
Afternoon 

Report 
Adopted 

Report No. 1 
Central 
Conferences 
Par. 434 



Par. 434 
Withdrawn 



Presiding 
Officer 
Announced 



Adjourn- 
ment 



TENTH DAY, FRIDAY, MAY 5, 1944. 
EVENING SESSION 

Pursuant to adjournment the General Confer- 
ence of The Methodist Church convened in eve- 
ning session at 7:45 P.M., Friday, May 5, 1944, 
with Bishop Ivan Lee Holt, in the Chair. 



HAY a 

Tenth Day 

Friday 

Evening 

Bishop Ivan 
Lee Holt 
I'resiiles 



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Tenth Day 

Friday 

Evening 



Rccc^nition 
Service 



Retiring 
Bishops 



Umphrey Lee 
Speaks for 
General 
Conference 



Bishop Titus 
Lowe for 
Council of 
Bishops 



Journal of the 1944 General Conference 

Bishop Holt announced, and the Conference 
stood and joined in singing Hymn No. 60, "Praise 
to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation !" 
after which Dr. Mary Shannon (*) (Kansas) led 
in prayer. 

Dr. James R. Houghton, the General Confer- 
ence Director of Music, presented Mr. Virgil 
Woodside, soloist at Linwood Boulevard Meth- 
odist Church, who sang, as a solo, "The Stranger 
of Galilee." 

Glenn R. Phillips (Southern California-Ari- 
zona ) , Chairman of the Committee on Courtesies 
and Privileges, announced that in accordance 
with the Order previously established by the Con- 
ference, twenty minutes would be given to ap- 
propriate recognition services for the Bishops 
who are to retire this year, and outlined the pro- 
gram to be followed in this service. 

The Secretary of the General Conference called 
the names of the Bishops who retire this year 
as follows : 

General Superintendent Brenton T. Badley 
General Superitendent John C. Broomfield 
General Superintendent Urban V. W. Darlington 
General Superintendent Hoyt M. Dobbs 
General Superintendent Robert E. Jones 
General Superintendent Francis J. McConnell 
General Superintendent Ernest G. Richardson 
Missionary Bishop John M. Springer 

Bishop Ivan Lee Holt presented Umphrey Lee 
(North Texas), President of Southern Methodist 
University, who spoke in behalf of the member- 
ship of the General Conference. 

Bishop Ivan Lee Holt presented Bishop Titus 
Lowe, who spoke in behalf of the Council of Bish- 
ops. At the request of Bishop Titus Lowe, Bishop 
Bruce R. Baxter escorted the retiring Bishops, 
who were present to seats of honor on either 



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MAY S 

Tenth Da'* 

Friday 

Evening 

Bishops 
Presented 



side of the altar, and pinned a white boutonniere 
on the coat lapel of each, namely : John C. Broom- 
field, Urban V. W. Darlington, Robert E. Jones, 
Francis J. McConnell and Ernest G. Richardson. 
The Bishops unable to be present were Brenton 
T. Badley, Hoyt M. Dobbs and John M. Springer. 
At the close of the remarks of Bishop Lowe, the 
Council of Bishops stood in honor of their retir- 
ing brethren, and then the entire Conference rose 
and applauded. 

The Recognition Service closed with a solo, 
"How Beautiful Upon the Mountains Are the 
Feet of Him Who Bringeth Good Tidings," by 
Harker, rendered by Mrs. G. Robert Huston of 
Yakima, Washington, daughter of a member of 
the Southern Illinois Conference, and wife of 
G. Robert Huston, lay delegate from the Pacific 
Northwest Conference. 

Glenn R. Phillips (Southern California-Ari- 
zona), Chairman of the Committee on Courtesies 
and Privileges, presented Henry Hitt Crane (De- 
troit) who took an offering for the ushers and 
pages who had so efficiently served the Confer- 
ence. 

The call of the Calendar was resumed, under calendar 
the direction of Edgar R. Heckman (Central 
Pennsylvania), Secretary in charge of the Calen- 
dar, who moved a suspension of the Rules, for the 
purpose of consideration of and action on Reports * 
printed in today's Daily Christian Advocate of 
May 5, 1944. The motion duly seconded, prevailed. 

Arthur A. Callaghan (Maine), Chairman, pre- 
sented Report No. 7, of the Committee on En- 
abling Acts and Legal Forms, Calendar No. 162 
(DCA, 154-155), subject, "Boundaries of Dela- 
ware Conference," and on his motion, duly sec- 
onded, it was adopted. For Report see pages 540, 
579. In the presentation of Reports from this Corn- 



Henry H. 

Crane Takes 
OflFering 



Report No. T 
Enablinjf 
Arfs nnd 
Lc^'al Forms 



438 



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MAY 5 

Tenth Day 

Friday 

Evening 

Report No. 3 
Enabling 
Acts and 
Legal Forms 



Report No. 5 
Enabling 
Acts and 
Legal Forms 



Report No. 2 
Enabling 
Acts and 
Legal Forms 



Report No. 4 
Enabling 
Acts and 
Legal Forms 



mittee, Robert M. Williams (Washington) as- 
sisted the Chairman, 

Arthur A. Callaghan (Maine), Chairman, pre- 
sented Report No. 3 of the Committee on En- 
abling Acts and Legal Forms, Calendar No. 165 
(DCA-155), subject ''Continuation of Board of 
Home Missions and Church Extension of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church," and asked common 
consent to delete the last sentence of the Report; 
and to insert the word "Episcopal" between the 
words "Methodist" and "Church," found in line 
three of "Subject," column two DCA 155, and to 
insert a comma (,) following the word "per- 
manent," in line ten, column three DCA-155. By 
Common consent the requested changes were 
unanimously accepted and the Report adopted, on 
motion of Arthur A. Callaghan (Maine), duly 
seconded. For Report see page 576. 

Arthur A. Callaghan (Maine), Chairman, pre- 
sented Report No. 5 of the Committee on En- 
abling Acts and Legal Forms, Calendar No. 167 
(DCA, 155-156), subject "Continuation of the 
Board of Church Extension of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, South," and, on his motion, 
duly seconded, it was adopted. For Report see 
page 577. 

Arthur A. Callaghan (Maine), Chairman, pre- 
sented Report No. 2 of the Committee on En- 
abling Acts and Legal Forms, Calendar No. 164 
(DCA-155), subject "Continue the Savannah An- 
nual Conference," and on his motion, duly second- 
ed, it was adopted. For Report see page 575. 

Arthur A. Callaghan (Maine), Chairman, pre- 
sented Report No. 4 of the Committee on En- 
abling Acts and Legal Forms, Calendar No. 166 
(DCA-155), subject "Southwest Mexican Con- 
ference; Continuation as An Annual Confer- 
ence," and asked common consent to delete the 
last sentence. Common consent was unanimously 



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granted for the deletion, and the Report was 
adopted on the motion of Arthur A, Callaghan 
(Maine), duly seconded. For Report see page 
576. 

Arthur A. Callaghan (Maine), Chairman, pre- 
sented Report No. 8 of the Committee on En- 
abling Acts and Legal Forms, Calendar No. 169 
(DCA-156), subject "Continuation of South Flor- 
ida Annual Conference as An Annual Confer- 
ence," and, on his motion, duly seconded, it was 
adopted. For Report see page 580. 

Arthur A. Callaghan (Maine), Chairman, pre- 
sented Report No. 9 of the Committee on En- 
abling Acts and Legal Forms, Calendar No. 170 
(DCA-156), subject "Continuing the Wyoming 
State Annual Conference," and, on his motion, 
duly seconded, it was adopted. For Report see 
page 580. 

Ray H. Nichols (*) (Northwest Texas), Chair- 
man of the Committee on Membership, Lay Ac- 
tivities and Temporal Economy, presented a pa- 
per (DB-267) for reference to the Committee on 
Editorial Revision, and moved its adoption. The 
motion was seconded by Daniel L. Marsh, and the 
paper was adopted as follows : 



HAY 5 

Tenth Day 

Friday 

Kveni-ny 



Report No. 8 
Enabling 
Acts and 
Leiral Forms 



Report No. 9 
Enabling 
Acts and 
Leeral Forms 



Ray H. Nichols 
Presents 
Paper 



"For the sake of clarifying and removing duplication, 
we recommend the following recommendations: 

"1. In Par. 1147, 3 of the 1940 Discipline, in line 6, 
delete the words 'Methodist Brotherhoods, Men Clubs.' 

"2. In Par. 1212 of the 1940 Discipline, in line 9, delete 
the words, 'work for boys and youth.' " 

(Signed) Ray H. Nichols, Chairman, 
Committee on Membership, Lay Activities 
and Temporal Economy. 

Daniel L. Marsh, Chairman, 
Committee ov Education. 



Rav H. Nichols (Northwest Texas), Chairman ^^ra.nc\a k. 

Stan Iter, Jr.. 

of the Committee on Membership, Lay Activities Presenu 

r ^ Report* 

and Temporal Economy, presented Francis A. 



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MAY 5 

Tenth Day 

Friday 

Evening 



Report No. 31 
Membership, 
LA-TE 



Report No. 32 
Membership, 
LA-TE 



Report No. 33 
Membership, 
LA-TE 



Report No. 2 
Ministry 



Report No. 10 
Ministry 



Stanger, Jr., (*) (New Jersey), Chairman of 
the Sub-Committee which had prepared Reports 
Nos. 31, 32 and 33 of the Committee. 

Motion of Francis A. Stanger, Jr. (*) (New 
Jersey), duly seconded, prevailed that the Rules 
be suspended for consideration of and action on 
these Reports. 

Francis A. Stanger, Jr. (*) (New Jersey) pre- 
sented Report No. 31 of the Committee on Mem- 
bership, Lay Activities and Temporal Economy, 
Calendar No. 180 (DCA-159), subject "Clarify 
Paragraph 783," and, on his motion, duly sec- 
onded, it was adopted. For Report see page 660. 

Francis A. Stanger, Jr. (*) (New Jersey) 
presented Report No. 32 of the Committee on 
Membership, Lay Activities and Temporal Econ- 
omy, Calendar No. 181 (DCA-159), subject "Ad- 
justment of Property Rights," and on his motion, 
duly seconded, it was adopted. For Report see 
page 661. 

Francis A. Stanger, Jr. (*) (New Jersey) pre- 
sented Report No. 33 of the Committee on Mem- 
bership, Lay Activities and Temporal Economy, 
Calendar No. 182 (DCA, 159-160), subject "Con- 
veyances of Churches and Parsonages," and, on 
his motion, duly seconded, it was adopted. For 
Report see page 662. 

John W. Hawley (Pittsburgh), Chairman of 
the Committee on Ministry, stated that Report 
No. 2 of the Committee, Calendar No. 19 (DCA- 
68), subject, "Ad Interim Licensing Committee," 
was withdrawn from the Calendar as the matter 
treated had been taken care of in Report No. 19 
of the Committee on Conferences, Calendar No. 
161 (DCA-154). For Report see page 667. 

John W. Hawley (Pittsburgh), Chairman, pre- 
sented Report No. 10 of the Committee on Min- 
istry, Calendar No. 101 (DCA-117), subject "Or- 
dination of Deacons Under Seminary Rule," and 



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on his motion, duly seconded, it was adopted. For 
Report see page 671. 

John W. Hawley (Pittsburgh), Chairman, pre- 
sented Report No. 13 of the Committee on Min- 
istry, Calendar No. 133 (DCA-148). subject "An- 
nuity Claim of a Located Person," and requested 
that the word "in" found in the second line from 
the bottom of the Report column one (DCA-148) 
be changed to read "within the boundaries of," 
and moved the adoption of the Report as amend- 
ed. The motion was duly seconded. 

Thomas A. Stafford (Northern Minnesota) 
moved to amend by adding the words "plus the 
two years on probation" to immediately follow the 
words "Effective Ministry," found at the end of 
line six of the last paragraph, column one, DCA- 
148. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

The Report was adopted. For Report see page 
675. 

John W. Hawley (Pittsburgh), Chairman, pre- 
sented Report No. 14 of the Committee on Minis- 
try, Calendar No. 134 (DCA-148), subject "Re- 
quirements for Admission or Ordination," and on 
his motion, duly seconded, it was adopted. For Re- 
port see page 675. 

Daniel L. Marsh (New England), Chairman, 
presented Report No. 7 of the Committee on Edu- 
cation, Calendar No. 81 (DCA-113), subject 
"Questions for Youth and Youth as Students," 
and on his motion, duly seconded, it was adopted. 
For Report see page 566. 

Daniel L. Marsh (New England), Chairman, 
presented Report No. 10 of the Committee on 
Education, Calendar No. 116 (DCA, 125-126), 
subject "Legislation Concerning the Interboard 
Committee on Missionary Education," and, on 
his motion, duly seconded, it was adopted. For 
Report see page 567. 

Daniel L. Marsh (New England), Chairman, 



MAY 5 

Tknth Day 

Friday 

f.'vcning 

Report No. 13 
Ministry 



Thomas A. 
SUflford 
Moves to 
Amend 



Report No. 14 
Ministry 



Report No. 
Education 



Report No. 10 
Education 



Report No. 32 
Kdtiration 



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MAY 5 

Tenth Day 

Friday 

Evening 



Report No. 21 
PublishinK 
Interests 



Report No. 16 
Publishing 
Interests 



Report No. 3 
Conference 
Claimants 



Report No. 10 
Conferences 



presented Report No. 22 of the Committee on 
Education, Calendar No. 126 (DCA-147), sub- 
ject "Amending the Name of the Board of Edu- 
cation," and on his motion, duly seconded, it was 
adopted. For Report see page 572. 

Charles E. Schofield (Central Kansas), Secre- 
tary, presented Report No. 21 of the Committee 
on Publishing Interests, Calendar No. 64 (DCA- 
100), subject "An Abridged Edition of the Dis- 
cipline," and on his motion, duly seconded, it was 
adopted. For Report see page 715. 

Charles E. Schofield (Central Kansas), Secre- 
tary, presented Report No. 16 of the Committee 
on Publishing Interests, Calendar No. 58 (DC A, 
84-85), subject, "A Glossary of Terms," and, on 
his motion, duly seconded, it was adopted. For 
Report see page 712. 

Arthur M. Wells (Illinois), Chairman, pre- 
sented Report No. ,3 of the Committee on Con- 
ference Claimants, Calendar No. 132 (DCA-147), 
subject "Pension Legislation," and, on his motion, 
duly seconded, it was adopted. For Report see 
page 530. 

George W. Henson (Philadelphia), Chairman, 
presented Report No. 10 of the Committee on Con- 
ferences, Calendar No. 137 (DCA, 149-150), sub- 
ject "Business of An Annual Conference, Para- 
graph 470," and requested common consent to 
make the folloMdng corrections (DB-268) : (1) In 
column three, (DCA-149) 16, strike out "a" in 
the second line, and insert in place thereof the 
words "any ministerial." (2) In column one 
(DCA-150) under 30 (a), delete the word "as" 
in the third line; (3) second column (DCA-150). 
Insert the words "Pastoral Charges," immediate- 
ly under the sentence "41. What is the total num- 
ber of:" (4) column tw9 (DCA-150) delete (b) 

immediately preceding "Deceased " 

under Question 41 ; also delete "Total (b) 



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" under same Question. (5) Change (c) to ^^^ ' 

Tenth Day 

(b) immediately before the words "In Effective ^^.^^ 
Relation:" (6) Add "Total (b) " fol- eLZ 

lowing the words "(4) On Sabbatical Leave." 
In the same paragraph. Common consent being 
unanimously granted for the requested changes, 
the Report was adopted on the motion of George 
W. Henson (Philadelphia), Chairman, duly sec- 
onded. For Report see page 536. 

George W. Henson (Philadelphia), Chairman, ^c^'onfeJ^ncis 
stated that the matter contained in Report No. 11 
of the Committee on Conferences, Calendar No. 
142 (DCA-151), subject "Negro Work in New 
Jersey and New York," had been taken care of 
by the adoption of Report No. 7, Calendar No. 162 
(DCA, 154-155) of the Committee on Enabling 
Acts. See page 437. 

George W. Henson (Philadelphia), Chairman, ^^°^\^^^^^^ 
presented Report No. 12 of the Committee on 
Conferences, Calendar No. 143 (DCA-151), sub- 
ject, "Local Church Election," and on his mo- 
tion, duly seconded, it was adopted. For Report 
see page 541. 

At the request of George W. Henson (Philadel- 
phia), John R. Kenney (California), Secretary, 
presented Report No. 19 of the Committee on 
Conferences, Calendar No. 161 (DCA-154), sub- 
ject, "District Committee on License to Preach, 
Paragraph 488," and requested common consent 
to make the following changes: (1) In line three 
of the second paragraph insert the word "an" 
between the words "shall elect" and the words 
"ad interim," striking out the "a" in the same 
line following the words "ad interim." (2) In line 
four, of the same paragraph, strike out the words 
"or four" following the words "Committee of 
six." Common consent being unanimously given, 
the Report was adopted on motion of John W. 



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Conferences 



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MAY 5 

Tenth Day 
Friday 
Evening 

Report No. y 
State of 
Church 



Report No. 10 
State of 
Church 



Edward B. 
Brewster 
Moved to 
Amend 



Kenney (California), Secretary, duly seconded. 
For Report see page 544. 

Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River), Chair- 
man, presented Report No. 9 of the Committee 
on State of the Church, Calendar No. 109 (DCA- 
123), subject "Personnel of the Board of Temper- 
ance," and on his motion, duly seconded, it was 
adopted. For Report see page 735. 

Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River), Chair- 
man, presented Report No. 10 of the Committee 
on State of the Church, Calendar No. 110 (DCA, 
123, 124, 125), subject "Temperance," and moved 
its adoption. The motion was duly seconded. 

Edward B. Brewster (Ohio) moved to amend 
paragraph seven, column three, (DCA-124), rel- 
ative to Congressional legislation, by adding the 
following (DB-269) : 



"The General Conference of The Methodist Church 
requests the Board of Temperance, in co-operation with 
affiliated organizations, v/ork to secure a Congressional 
Law or Resolution instructing the Treasury Department 
that the advertising budgets of all concerns engaged in 
the manufacture, transportation, or sale of spiritous liquors 
(including 3.2 per cent beer) shall be regarded as tax- 
able profits and subject to all provisions governing profits 
and excess profit taxes." 



Amenilnient 
Accepted 



Report No. 11 
State of 
Church 



A. Wesley 
Pugh Moves 
to Amend 



Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River), Chair- 
man, accepted the amendment, there being no 
objection raised by any member of the Commit- 
tee, or of the General Conference. The Report 
was adopted. For Report see page 735. 

Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River), Chair- 
man, presented Report No. 11 of the Committee 
on State of the Church, subject "Paragraph 1724 
of the 1940 DiscipUne," Calendar No. Ill (DCA- 
125) and moved its adoption. The motion was 
duly seconded. 

A. Wesley Pugh (North Indiana) moved to 



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amend by adding "and also Paragraph 1721 of 
the Discipline." (DB-270) 

Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River), Chair- 
man, accepted the amendment, there being no 
objection raised by any member of the Committee, 
or of the General Conference. The Report was 
adopted. For Report see page 739. 

Erne.st Fremont Tittle (Rock River), Chair- 
man, presented Report No. 12 of the Committee 
on State of the Church, Calendar 112 (DCA-125), 
subject "Temperance (Episcopal Address)," and, 
on his motion, duly seconded, it was adopted. For 
Report see page 739. 

Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, Secretary of the 
Council of Bishops, was recognized for the pur- 
pose of presenting nominations of the Council 
of Bishops, as follows : 

Elected by the Council to represent the Church 
at large on the General Board of Evangelism, 
Bishop Charles C. Selecman, and to become its 
Chairman ; to take the place of Bishop Charles C. 
Selecman from the South Central Jurisdiction, a 
Bishop to be selected by the College of Bishops of 
the South Central Jurisdiction at the close of 
the forthcoming South Central Jurisdictional 
Conference. 



MAY S 

Tenth Day 

Friday 

Evening 

Amendment 
Accepted 



Report No. 12 
State of 
Church 



Nominations 
of Council 
of Bishops 



General Board 
of 
Evangelism 



Trustees of The Methodist Church 
Terms expire 1948: Harry Shaw Fairmont, West Vir- 
ginia; Troy W. Appleby, Cincinnati, Ohio; J. B. Doan, 
Cincinnati, Ohio; H. W. Whitaker, Ashland, Kentucky; 
Arnold A. Johnson, Fort Thomas, Kentucky; Bishop H. 
Lester Smith, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Term expires 1952: Rev. Samuel W. Marble, Denver 
Colorado; Henry Zimmerman, Fort Mitchell, Kentucky; 
Reber Boult, Nashville, Tennessee; Rev. J. F. Caskey, 
St. Louis, Missouri; Rev. W. H. Williams, Detroit, Mich- 
igan; Rev. F. M. Bailey, Jefferson City, Missouri. 



(DB-271). — Trustees of 

The Method- 



ist Church 



The General Conference, by a unanimous show Tr"ftee« 

Elected 

of hands, authorized the Secretary of the General 



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MAY 5 

Tenth Day 

Friday 

Evening 



Conference to cast the vote of the Conference for 
the Trustees, as named. In accordance with this 
motion, the Secretary of the General Conference, 
cast the vote of the body for the Trustees, as 
named, and Bishop Ivan Lee Holt declared the 
same to have been duly and properly elected as 
Trustees of The Methodist Church. 



Trustees of 
Methodist 
Episcopal 
Church, 
South 



Ti'ustees 
Elected 



Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
South (DB-272).— Terms expire 1950: Rev. J. T. Leggett, 
Hattiesburg, Mississippi; Rev. M. A. Stevenson, Morris- 
town, Tennessee; Rev. John Q. Schisler, Nashville, Ten- 
nessee; George H. Armistead, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee; 
Reber Boult, Nashville, Tennessee. 

Terms expire 1954: Rev. John L. Ferguson, Nashville, 
Tennessee; Rev. B. B. Pennington, Columbia, Tennessee; 
B. A. Whitmore, Nashville, Tennessee; C. F. Lovell, 
Nashville, Tennessee; W. H. Wiseman, Erin, Tennessee. 

The General Conference, by a unanimous show 
of hands, authorized the Secretary of the General 
Conference to cast the vote of the body for the 
Trustees, as named. In accordance with this mo- 
tion, the Secretary of the General Conference, 
cast the vote of body for the Trustees, as named, 
and Bishop Ivan Lee Holt declared the same to 
have been duly and properly elected as Trustees 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. 



Trustees of 
Methodist 
Episcopal 
Church 



Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church (DB- 
273).— Term expires 1948: Bishop H. Lester Smith, Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio; M. C. Slutes, Cincinnati, Ohio; Carrol H. 
Lewis, Middletown, Ohio; H. F. Dornette, Cincinnati, 
Ohio; Anson C. Fry, Cincinnati, Ohio; Rev. Charles M. 
Coulter, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Term expires 1952: Rev. Isaac E. Miller, Cincinnati, 
Ohio; Rev. Fremont E. Fribley, Fort Wayne, Indiana; 
Rev. Albert G. Schatzman, Columbus, Ohio; Leonard Car- 
ver, Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio; Troy W. Appleby, Cincinnati, 
Ohio; J. B. Doan, Cincinnati, Ohio. 



Trustees 
Elected 



The General Conference, by a unanimous show 
of hands, authorized the Secretary of the General 



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Conference to cast the vote of the body for the 
Trustees as named. In accordance with this mo- 
tion the Secretary of the General Conference, 
cast the vote of the body for the Trustees, as 
named, and Bishop Ivan Lee Holt declared the 
same to have been duly and properly elected as 
Trustees of The Methodist Episcopal Church. 



MAY 3 

Tenth Day 

Friday 

Kvenivg 



Executive Committee of the Methodist Protestant 
Church (DB-274). — Bishop James H. Straughn, Pitts- 
burgh, Pennsylvania; Rev. Roby F. Day, Inwood, Long 
Island, New York; H. 0. Dew^eese, Elwood, Indiana; Harry 
Shaw, Fairmont, West Virginia; Rev. Cuthbert Bates, 
Brown's Summit, North Carolina ; W. C. Scott, Baltimore, 
Mainland; B. M. Mitchell, Parkersburg, West Virginia; 
Ely D. Miller, Columbus, Ohio. 

The General Conference by a unanimous show 
of hands authorized the Secretary of the General 
Conference, to cast the vote of the body for the 
Executive Committee as named. In accordance 
with this action, the Secretary of the General Con- 
ference cast the vote of the body for the Trustees, 
as named, and Bishop Ivan Lee Holt declared the 
same to have been duly and properly elected the 
Executive Committee of the Methodist Protestant 
Church. 



Executive 
Committee 
Methodist 
Protestant 
Church 



Excoitive 
Committee 
Electeti 



COMMITTEE TO STUDY THE LOCAL CHURCH 

Northeastern Jurisdiction. — Bishop James H. 
Straughn, H. H. Burgan, Frank Prentzell, Fred P. Loring 
(*), Edgar T. Welch (*), Mrs. Charles H. Hardie (*). 

Southeastern Jurisdiction. — Bishop J. Lloyd Decell, 
G. E. Glary, B. M. Persinger, Dennis V. Snapp (*), B. G. 
Childs (*), Miss Mamie D. Ledbetter '(*). 

Central Jurisdiction. — Bishop Lorenzo H. King, Caleb 
E. Queen, Timothy B. Echols, M. W. Boyd (*), Mrs. 
P. M. Gibbs (*), Miles W. Jordan (*). ■ 

North Central Jurisdiction. — Bishop Raymond J. 
Wade, Marvin B. Kober, Earl R. Brown, Alfred C. Craw- 
ford (*), Mrs. John Law (♦), J. Boyd Davis (*). 

South Central Jurisdiction. — Bishop A. Frank Smith, 



Committee to 
Study Local 
Church 



448 



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MAY 5 Warren Johnston, Fred M. Bailey, Mrs. R. G. Cole (*), 
Tenth Day Roy M. Green (*), Harmon Lowman (*). 
Fridau Western Jurisdiction. — Bishop Wilbur E. Hammaker, 

Kvenivy N. A. Christensen, C. M. Donaldson, Ernest W. Peterson 
(*), E. C. Harrah (*), Mrs. Jerome Seymour (*). 

The General Conference unanimously elected 
them. 



General COMMISSION ON ENTERTAINMENT OF THE 1948 

r^irr^n GENERAL CONFERENCE (DB-276) 

Northeastern Jurisdiction. — Frederick B. Newell, 



tainment, 
1948 



George W. Crabbe (*). 

Southeastern Jurisdiction. — Walter A. Stanbury, E. 
C. Watson (*). 

South Central Jurisdiction. — Walter W. Ward, Les- 
lie J. Lyons (*). 

North Central Jurisdiction. — Aubrey S. Moore, T. 
Morton McDonald (*). 

Western Jurisdiction. — Carl K. Mahoney, J. Wesley 
Hole (*). 

Central Jurisdiction. — R. J. Morris, L. W. Lynn (*). 



They were unanimously elected by the General 
Conference. 



World Council 
of Churches 



WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES (DB-277) 

Principals. — Bishop Ivan Lee Holt, Bishop James C. 
Baker, Dr. Ralph E. Ditfendorfer, Miss Sallie Lou Mac- 
Kinnon. 

Alternates. — The Resident Bishop of New York, 
A. W. Wasson, Halley P. Johnson, William P. Tolley. 



Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, at the request of 
the Presiding Officer, put the motion of election, 
which had been made by Lud H. Estes (Mem- 
phis) and duly seconded. The motion of election 
prevailed. 



Commission 
on Records. 
«tc. 



COMMISSION ON RECORDvS, FORMS AND 
STATISTICAL BLANKS (DB-278) 

Robert L. Wood (District Superintendent), John F. 
Bag-gett (District Superintendent), Claude Young (Con- 
ference Treasurer), R. E. Spanglcr (Conference Statis- 



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tician), Edgar H. Nease (Pastor), and Frank Webber 
(Layman). 

Costen J. Harrell (Tennessee) called attention 
to an amendment which had been adopted to in- 
clude in the personnel of the Commission, a rep- 
resentative from the General Commission on 
World Service and Finance, or from the Central 
Office. Bishop Oxnam stated that due to the rec- 
ords not being- printed in full, it was extremely 
difficult to check on all the amendments and that 
a nomination would be brought in later. The list, 
as submitted, was unanimously elected. 

Vacancies filled by the Council of Bishops on 
the Commission on Ritual and Orders of Worship 
(D-279) : A. L. Baner for J. S. Ladd Thomas; 
Fred G. Holloway for C. E. Forlines ; Amos Thorn- 
burg for Fred W. Adams; Oscar P. Bennett for 
William J. Williams; and, Roy H. McVicker for 
Lindsay B. Longacre. 

Arthur A. Callaghan (Maine), Chairman, pre- 
sented Report No. 1 of the Committee on En- 
abling Acts and Legal Forms, Calendar No. 163 
(DCA-155), subject "Request from Committee on 
Central Conferences for Enabling Acts," and 
moved that because of the legal questions that 
are involved, a count vote be taken on the adop- 
tion of Report No. 1 of the Committee on En- 
abling Acts and Legal Forms, now before the 
Conference, and that the count vote be made 
applicable to the fourteen (14) separate Items 
found in Report No. 2 of the Committee on Cen- 
tral Conferences, Calendar No. 88 (DCA-115), 
subject, "Enabling Acts," and which was adopted 
Thursday evening, May 4, 1944. The motion, duly 
seconded, prevailed. 

Claude Young (Northwest Indiana) moved 
that in taking the count vote the Chairman of 
each Annual Conference Delegation, poll the del- 



MAY 5 

Tbnth Day 

Friday 

Evening 

Gotten J. Har- 
rell Moves 
to Amend 



Vacancies on 
Commission 
on Ritual 
and Orders 
of Worship 



Report No. 1 
Enabling 
Acts and 
Legal Forms 



Motion, Claude 
YounK re 
Takinsr 
Count Vote 



450 



Journal of the 19 ^U General Conference 



MAY 5 

Tenth Day 

Friday 

Evening 



Ballot Taken 
and 
Announced 



Report No. 6 
Enabling 
Acts and 
Legal Forms 



egation and hand the Annual Conference vote 
over to the tellers. The motion, duly seconded, 
prevailed. 

Paul M. Hillman (Nebraska) raised the ques- 
tion as to whether the fourteen- items should not 
be called by name. 

The ballot was spread. The tellers collected the 
ballot and retired to count the same. The Report 
was adopted by a count vote of 596 for to 1 
against. (DB-280) For Report see page 573. 

Arthur A. Callaghan (Maine), Chairman, pre- 
sented Report No. 6 of the Committee on En- 
abling Acts and Legal Forms, Calendar No. 168 
(DCA-156), subject "California Oriental Mis- 
sion. For Permission to Organize An Oriental 
Provisional Annual Conference," and asked com- 
mon consent to insert the following paragraph, 
which has been inadvertently omitted on account 
of a typographical error : 



"There being no Central Conference in the Area, it is 
understood that the Western Jurisdictional Conference 
shall be substituted for a Central Conference, in making 
effective the requirements of Par. 433." 



Report No. 10 
Enabling 
Acts and 
Legal Forms 



Report No. 3 
Central 
Conferences 



Common consent" being unanimously granted 
for the insertion, the Report was adopted on mo- 
tion of Arthur A. Callaghan (Maine), Chairman, 
duly seconded. For Report see page 578. 

Arthur A. Callaghan (Maine), Chairman, pre- 
sented Report No. 10 of the Committee on En- 
abling Acts and Legal Forms, Calendar No. 171 
(DCA-156), subject, "Continuation of Board of 
Home Missions and Church Extension of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church," and on his motion, 
duly seconded, it was adopted. For Report see 
page 580. 

Lewis O. Hartman (New England), Chairman, 
presented Report No. 3 of the Committee on Cen- 
tral Conferences, Calendar No. 94 (DCA-116), 



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subject "Bishops for Africa," and on his motion, 
duly seconded, it was adopted. For Report see 
page 766. 

Lewis 0. Hartman (New England), Chairman, 
presented Report No. 5 of the Committee on Cen- 
tral Conferences, Calendar No. 96 (DCA-116), 
subject "Conference of Bishops," and on his mo- 
tion, duly seconded, it was adopted. For Report 
see page 767. 

Lewis 0. Hartman (New England), Chairman, 
presented Report No. 12 of the Committee on Cen- 
tral Conferences, Calendar No. 147 (DCA-152), 
subject "Report of Commission on Central Con- 
ferences," and on his motion, duly seconded, it 
was adopted. For Report see page 771. 

Lewis 0. Hartman (New England), Chairman, 
presented Report No. 7 of the Committee on Cen- 
tral Conferences, Calendar No. 98 (DCA-117), 
subject "Term Episcopacy and Retirement Al- 
lowances," and on his motion, duly seconded, it 
was adopted. For Report see page 768. 

Leslie J. Lyons (*) (Southwest Missouri), 
Chairman, presented Report No. 6 of the Commit- 
tee on Judicial Administration, Calendar No. 156 
(DCA-154), subject, "Appeals to the Judicial 
Council by Annual and Provisional Annual Con- 
ferences," and moved its adoption. The motion 
was duly seconded. 

Chester A. Smith (*) (New York) moved to 
amend by striking out the words "two-thirds of 
the members" in the third line from the bottom 
of the last paragraph, and substituting therefor 
the words "any member" (DB-280). It was duly 
seconded, and Chester A. Smith (*) (New York) 
spoke to the amendment. 

Leslie J. Lyons (*) (Southwest Missouri), 
Chairman, spoke against the amendment. The 
amendment was not adopted. The Report was 
adopted. For Report see page 631. 



MAY 5 

Tenth Day 
Friday 
Evening 

Report No. 5 
Central 
Conferences 



Report No. 12 
Central 
Conferences 



Report No. 7 
Central 
Conferences 



Report No. 6 
Judicial Ad- 
ministration 



Chester A. 
Smith Moves 
to Amend 



Amendment 
Lost 



452 



Jourmal of the lOJfA General Conference 



MAY 5 

Tenth Day 

Friday 

Evening 

Report No. 23 
Membership, 
LA-TE 



Report No. 24 
Memliership, 
LA-TE 



Report No. 28 
Membership, 
LA-TE 



Report No. 11 
Ministry 



At the request of Ray H, Nichols (*) (North- 
west Texas), Chairman, Francis A. Stanger, Jr. 
(*) (New Jersey) presented Report No. 23 of 
the Committee on Membership, Lay Activities 
and Temporal Economy, Calendar No. 173 (DCA- 
157), subject "Clarify Paragraph 779," and on 
his motion, duly seconded, it was adopted. For 
Report see page 655. 

Francis A. Stanger, Jr. (*) (New Jersey) 
presented Report No. 24 of the Committee on 
Membership, Lay Activities and Temporal Econ- 
omy, Calendar No. 174 (DCA-157), subject "To 
Define More Fully the Powers and Duties of the 
Board of Trustees of The Methodist Church," 
and, on his motion, duly seconded, it was adopted. 
For Report see page 656. 

Francis A. Stanger, Jr. {*) (New Jersey) pre- 
sented Report No. 28 of the Committee on Mem- 
bership, Lay Activities and Temporal Economy, 
Calendar No. 177 (DCA-158), subject "J. Wes- 
ley Robinson Estate, Anderson County, South 
Carolina," and, on his motion, duly seconded, 
adopted. For Report see page 658. 

John W. Hawley (Pittsburgh), Chairman, pre- 
sented Report No. 11 of the Committee on Min- 
istry, Calendar No. 135 (DCA-148), subject "Ad- 
mission of Preachers on Trial," and asked com- 
mon consent to make the following changes (DB- 
282) : 

(1) Insert after the words "on the prescribed 
form," found in line fourteen, first paragraph, 
column two, (RCA-148), the words, "one copy of 
which shall be filed with the Secretary of the 
Annual Conference, and one with the Commission 
on Ministerial Training," 

(2) Insert the words "Paragraph 1097" at the 
close of the second paragraph, column two (DCA- 
148), following the words "one of our Schools 
of Theology." 



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MAY 5 

Tenth Day 
Friday 



Common consent being unanimously granted to 
make the changes, John W. Hawley (Pittsburgh), 
Chairman, moved the adoption of the Report. The Evenina 
motion was duly seconded. 

A. Wesley Pugh (North Indiana) called atten- ^p|^d^"Vor 
tion to the fact that a quorum was not present ^'^^p*""" 
when the Report was adopted in Committee, and 
moved that the Rules be suspended, and the re- 
quirement of a quorum be waived in the adoption 
of this Report, and all other Reports adopted 
without a quorum being present in the Commit- 
tee meeting. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 
The Report was adopted. For Report see page 
671. 

John W. Hawley (Pittsburgh), Chairman, pre- ^EstS" '^ 
sented Report No. 12 of the Committee on Min- 
istry, Calendar No. 136 (DCA-148-149), subject 
"Admission of Preachers Into Full Connection," 
and, on his motion, duly seconded, it was adopted. 
For Report see page 673. 

John W. Hawley (Pittsburgh), Chairman, pre- Report no. le 
sented Report No. 16 of the Committee on Min- 
istry, Calendar No. 140 (DCA-151), subject "Du- 
ties of a Bishop — Making Appointments," and 
asked common consent to make the following 
correction (DB-283) : delete the last two lines of 
the Report and substitute the following: "Confer- 
ence from which he withdrew, its legal successor, 
or the Annual Conference of which the major 
portion of his former Conference is a part." 

Common consent being unanimously granted, 
the Report, as amended, was adopted on motion 
of John W. Hawley (Pittsburgh), Chairman, 
duly seconded. For Report see page 676. 

John W. Hawley (Pittsburgh), Chairman, pre- Report no. i5 
sented Report No. 15 of the Committee on Min- ""**'t' 
istry. Calendar No. 141 (DCA-151), subject 
"Chaplains in Government Hospitals," and asked 



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Journal of the 1944 General Conference 



MAY 5 

Tenth Day 

Friday 

Evening 



Report No. 1" 
Education 



Report No. 16 
Education 



Report No. 
Education 



common consent to make the following changes 
(DB-284) : 

(1) In line two of the Resolution change the 
word "instruct" to the word "request." 

(2) In line four of the Resolution after the 
word "Government" insert the words "or State 
governments." 

(3) In line six of the Resolution, insert the 
words "seek to" before the word "provide." 

Common consent being unanimously granted 
for the changes, the Report was adopted on the 
motion of John W. Hawley (Pittsburgh), Chair- 
man, duly seconded. For Report see page 675. 

Daniel L. Marsh (New England), Chairman, 
requested permission to withdraw Report No. 
15 of the Committee on Education, Calendar No. 
121 (DCA-130), subject "Credit in Conference 
Courses of Study." No objection being raised by 
any member of the Committee, or of the General 
Conference, the Report was withdrawn. For Re- 
port see page 569. 

Daniel L. Marsh (New England), Chairman, 
presented Report No. 16 of the Committee on 
Education, Calendar No. 122 (DCA-130), sub- 
ject "Recognition of Teaching Ministry," and 
called attention to an editorial change, as follows : 
delete the words in the first paragraph which 
read "Board of Hospitals, Homes and Deaconess 
Work," and substitute the words "Woman's Di- 
vision of Christian Service of the Board of Mis- 
sions and Church Extension." Common consent 
was unanimously granted for the change, and 
the Report was adopted on the motion of Daniel 
L. Marsh (New England), Chairman, duly sec- 
onded. For Report see page 570. 

Daniel L. Marsh (New England), Chairman, 
presented Report No. 8 of the Committee on Edu- 
cation, Calendar No. 82 (DCA-113), subject 
"Youth Members of Boards and Commission," 



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and on his motion, duly seconded, it was adopted. 
For Report see page 566. 

Daniel L. Marsh (New England), Chairman, 
presented Report No. 9 of the Committee on Edu- 
cation, Calendar No. 115 (DCA-125), subject 
"Emphasis on Public Worship," and on his mo- 
tion, duly seconded, it was adopted. For Report 
see page 567. 

Daniel L. Marsh (New England), Chairman, 
presented Report No. 11 of the Committee on 
Education, Calendar No. 117 (DCA-126), subject 
"Church Membership Manual," and, on his mo- 
tion, duly seconded, it was adopted. For Report 
see page 568. 

Daniel L. Marsh (New England), Chairman, 
presented Report No. 12 of the Committee on 
Education, Calendar No. 118 (DCA-126), subject 
"Church School Superintendent and General Su- 
perintendent," and, on his motion, duly seconded, 
it was adopted. For Report see page 568. 

Daniel L. Marsh (New England), Chairman, 
presented Report No. 13 of the Committee on 
Education, Calendar No. 119 (DCA-126), subject 
"Providing Kindergartens in Methodist Charges," 
and, on his motion, duly seconded, it was adopted. 
For Report see page 569. 

Daniel L. Marsh (New England), Chairman, 
presented Report No. 14 of the Committee on 
Education, Calendar No. 120 (DCA-126), subject 
"Volunteer Service by Methodist Youth and Youth 
in the Armed Service," and, on his motion, duly 
seconded, it was adopted. For Report see page 569. 

Daniel L. Marsh (New England), Chairman, 
presented Report No. 17 of the Committee on 
Education, Calendar No. 127 (DCA-147), subject 
"Boy Scout Recognition," and, on his motion, 
duly seconded, it was adopted. For Report sec 
page 570. 

Daniel L. Marsh (New England), Chairman, 



MAY 5 

Tenth Day 
Friday 
Evening 

Report No. ! 
Education 



Report No. 11 
Education 



Report No. 12 
Education 



Report No. 13 
Education 



Report No. H 
Education 



Report No. 17 
Education 



Report No. 18 
Education 



456 



Journal of the 19 H General Conference 



MAY 5 

Tenth Day 
Friday 
Evening 



Report No. 19 
Education 



Report No. 20 
Education 



Daniel L. 
Marsh 
Expresses 
Thanks 



Ad Interim 
Cojnmittee 
Crusade for 
Christ 
Authorized 



Legal Require- 
ment 



presented Report No. 18 of the Committee on 
Education Calendar, No. 128 (DCA-147), sub- 
ject "The Use of Radio," and, on his motion, duly 
seconded, it was adopted. For Report see page 571. 

Daniel L. Marsh (New England), Chairman, 
presented Report No. 19 of the Committee on 
Education, Calendar No. 129 (DCA-147), subject 
"Children's Literature," and, on his motion, duly 
seconded, it was adopted. For Report see page 571. 

Daniel L. Marsh (New England), Chairman, 
presented Report No. 20 of the Committee on Edu- 
cation, Calendar No. 130 (DCA-147), subject 
"Goodwill Industries to Train Ministers," and, 
on his motion, duly seconded, it was adopted. For 
Report see page 571. 

Daniel L. Marsh (New England), Chairman, 
as a matter of personal privilege, thanked the 
Committee on Education for its fine work, and 
the General Conference for its patience and co- 
operation. 

Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, Secretary of the 
Council of Bishops, was recognized and requested 
authority for the Council of Bishops to set up an 
Ad Interim Committee for the Crusade for Christ, 
to function between now and the time the Council 
of Bishops can set up the General Committee. Mo- 
tion of Lud H. Estes (Memphis), duly seconded, 
prevailed, authorizing the Council of Bishops to 
appoint such Ad Interim Committee. 

Bishop Ivan Lee Holt stated that in the adop- 
tion of Report No. 1 of the Committee on En- 
abling Acts and Legal Forms, Calendar No. 163 
(DCA-155), subject "Request from Committee on 
Central Conferences for Enabling Acts," which 
was adopted this evening, the count vote was 596 
for to 1 against, and that to take care of any 
possible legal question, the vote should be an- 
nounced as applying to and in the adoption of 
each of the fourteen separate Enabling Acts 



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recommended in Report No. 2 of the Committee 
on Central Conferences, Calendar No. 88 (DCA- 
115), subject "Enabling Acts." 

Bishop Ivan Lee Holt called the list of the 
recommended Enabling Acts and announced the 
vote, as follows : 



HAY 5 

Tenth Day 
Friday 
Evening 

Vote 

Announced 



1. Central Conference of Southern Asia; adopted by a 
count vote of 596 for to 1 against. 

2. Central China Conference; adopted by a count vote 
of 596 for to 1 against. 

3. Philippine Islands Central Conference; adopted by 
a count vote of 596 for to 1 against. 

4. Northern Europe Central Conference; adopted by a 
count vote of 596 for to 1 against. 

5. Germany Central Conference; adopted by a count 
vote of 596 for to 1 against. 

6. Germany Central Conference; adopted by a count 
vote of 596 for to 1 against. 

7. Latin America Central Conference; adopted by a 
count vote of 596 for to 1 against. 

8. Switzerland Annual Conference; adopted by a count 
vote of 596 for to 1 against. 

9. Africa Pro\'isional Central Conference; adopted by 
a count vote of 596 for to 1 against. 

10. Southern Asia Provisional Central Conference; 
adopted by a count vote of 596 for to 1 against. 

11. Angola Provisional Annual Conference; adopted by 
a count vote of 596 for to 1 against. 

12. Southeast Africa Provisional Annual Conference; 
adopted by a count vote of 596 for to 1 against. 

13. Central Congo Provisional Annual Conference; 
adopted by a count vote of 596 for to 1 against. 

14. Baltic and Slavic Annual Conference; adopted by 
a count vote of 596 for to 1 against. 



Motion of Fred G. Holloway (Baltimore), duly Bishop Hoit 

Th&nked 

seconded, prevailed that after thanking Bishop 
Ivan Lee Holt for expediting the work of the 
Conference and announcements that we do now 
adjourn. 

Edgar R. Heckman (Central Pennsylvania), Edcar r. 

" ' ^ Heckman 

Secretary in charge of the Calendar, as a matter speaks 



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MAY 5 

Tenth Day 
Friday 
Evening 



Closing 
ProKram 
Announced 



Adjournment 



of personal privilege, spoke in appreciation of the 
presiding of Bishop Ivan Lee Holt. 

Bishop H. Lester Smith announced the Pro- 
gram for the closing moments of the Conference, 
as follows : 

Chairman of the Closing Worship and Devo- 
tional Service, Bishop Charles C. Selecman, who 
would also speak briefly; Dr. Albert E. Day, to 
speak for the Conference; and Bishop Francis J. 
McConnell, to speak for the Council of Bishops, 
taking the place of Bishop Edwin Holt Hughes, 
detained by illness. 

The Conference adjourned with the benediction 
pronounced by John W. Haywood (East Tennes- 
see). 



MAY 6 

Elejventh Day 
Saturday 
Morning 



Bishop Ralph 
H. Cushmn 
presides 



Devotions : 
Bishop 
Enrioue C. 
Balloch 



ELEVENTH DAY, SATURDAY, MAY 6, 1944, 
MORNING SESSION 

Pursuant to adjournment, the General Confer- 
ence of The Methodist Church convened in the 
morning session of the eleventh day on Saturday, 
May 6, 1944, at 8 :30 A.M., with Bishop Ralph S. 
Cushman presiding. 

Bishop Ralph S. Cushman presented Bishop 
Enrique C. Balloch of South America, who con- 
ducted the devotions of the morning. Bishop Bal- 
loch announced, and the Conference, standing, 
joined in singing Hymn No. 4, "O Worship the 
King, All Glorious Above," after which Bishop 
Balloch led in the reading of the Responsive Scrip- 
ture on page 566, "The Eternal Presence." Bishop 
Balloch brought the message of the morning from 
the text found in Genesis 5:24, "And Enoch 
walked with God." The devotional service closed 
with prayer by Bishop Balloch, and the Confer- 
ence joining in singing the first and last stanzas 
of Hymn No. 268, "Are Ye Able, Said the Master." 



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The Report of the Committee on Journal (DB- 
285) was presented and adopted, as follows: 

"We have examined the minutes of Friday morning 
and afternoon sessions, and find them to be correct. 
(Signed) L. L. Weis, 

Mrs. Anne M. Ebner (*). 

Glenn R. Phillips (Southern California-Ari- 
zona), Chairman of the Committee on Courtesies 
and Privileges, reported as follows, and action 
was taken on each matter, as indicated : 

(1) Presented Otto H. Houser (Colorado) for a 
privileg-ed motion. On motion of Otto H. Houser 
(Colorado), Chairman of the Committee of Cor- 
relation of Legislation, duly seconded, the follow- 
ing (DB-286) was adopted: 

"By the adoption of the Rules of Order, the General 
Conference of 1944 raised a Committee on Correlation of 
Legislation. This Committee now reports that it has func- 
tioned throughout the General Conference in many a 
helpful service; having served and reported, it now asks 
to be discharged by reason of the completion of its work." 

Otto H. Houser, Chairman; 

Harry L. Upperman, Secretary. 

(2) Presented Vernon E. Lewis (*) (Mon- 
tana) for a privileged motion (DB-287). Motion 
of Vernon E. Lewis (*) (Montana), duly sec- 
onded, prevailed, that the Committee on Member- 
ship, Lay Activities and Temporal Economy be re- 
quired to report on Memorial No. 362, Calendar 
No. 52, found on page 79 of the DCA, at the next 
calling of the Calendar. 

(3) Presented William F. Quillian (South 
Georgia) for a privileged Resolution. On motion 
of William F. Quillian (South Georgia), duly sec- 
onded, the following Resolution (DB-288) was 
adopted : 

"Re it resolved, By the General Conference of The 
Methodist Church, that we urge our Publicity Agencies to 



MAY 6 

Eletventh Day 
Saturday 
Morning 

Journal 
Report 



Courtesies 
Correlation 



Report 
Correlation 
of 
Leprislation 



Motion 

Vernon E. 
Lewis re 
Report 



Resolution 
Wm. F. 
Quillian re 
Episcopal 
Address 



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MAY 6 

Eleventh Day 
Saturday 
Morning 



give the widest possible circulation to the Episcopal Ad- 
dress of 1944. 

"That we request our Publishing Agents to consider 
the advisability of printing the Address in phamphlet 
form in order that it may be made available to repre- 
sentative Christians of all faiths; to our public officials 
in State and National life, and as far as possible to the 
leaders of our armed forces throughout the world." 
(Signed) 

Wm. F. Quillian, 
B. M. Persingbr. 



Motion 

Winfred F. 
Bryan re 
Pensions 



(4) Presented Winfred F. Bryan (Texas) for 
a privileged Resolution. On motion of Winfred 
F. Bryan (Texas), duly seconded, the following 
Resolution (DB-289) was adopted: 



Be it resolved, That the Board of Pensions, and the 
Special Committee to study pensions, be requested to work 
out a uniform pension system for employees, laymen and 
ministers, of the General Boards and Commissions of The 
Methodist Church, and to make a Report of their recom- 
mendations to the General Conference of 1948. 
(Signed) 

Winfred F. Bryan, 
Guy F. Jones. 



Motion 

Murray T. 
Titus re 
Oflfering for 
Relief 



Resolution 
Charles A. 
Jones re 
Cherrington 
and 
Diffendorfer 



(5) Moved, at the suggestion of Murray T. 
Titus (North India) (DB-290) , that at the proper 
time a special offering be taken for the stricken 
people of Asia, China and India, before adjourn- 
ment, and that Bishop W. Y. Chen of China and 
Bishop J. Waskom Pickett of India be requested 
to speak to this important matter. The motion, 
duly seconded, prevailed. 

(6) Presented Charles A. Jones (*) (Ohio) 
for privileged Resolutions. On motion of Charles 
A. Jones (*) (Ohio), duly seconded, the follow- 
ing Resolutions (DB-291) were adopted: 



Be it resolved, That this General Conference express to 
Dr. Ernest H. Cherrington, Executive Secretary of the 
Board of Temperance, its sincere appreciation for his 



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461 



work leading to completely freeing the Board of the ^'ay 6 
mortgage of $450,000.00 on the Methodist Building and Eleventh Day 
Annex in Washington. Saturday 

Be it resolved, That we also express to Dr. Ralph E. Mtrmino 
Diffendorfer, Executive Seci-etary of the Board of Mis- 
sions, our deep appreciation of his foresight and leader- 
ship in setting up the Delaware Conference of 1943 on 
"The Christian Bases of World Order." 



(7) Presented James E. Ellis. General Secre- 
tary of Christian Education for Brazil, and repre- 
senting- the Methodist Church of Brazil, for the 
following words of greeting (DB-292) : (See page 
890) 

"It is a real privilege you are generously giving me to 
bring you Christian greetings from one of the daughters 
of this great Methodist family, the Methodist Church of 
Brazil, one of your affiliated autonomous Churches, and 
also to bring you the personal greetings of Bishop Cesar 
Dacorso Filho, our consecrated and tireless General Super- 
intendent, who ought to be here, but who was detained for 
health reasons. 

"In that great, growing and rapidly developing nation 
to the South, you have a fine, growing and rapidly de- 
veloping Church which is grateful for what you have 
done, and are doing, to make possible a larger growth and 
more adequate expansion of the influence of Methodism in 
Brazil, and to make it possible to enter some of the doors 
opening to us. 

"Brazilians speak of you affectionately as the 'Mother 
Church,' and you may be sure that the manner in which 
your daughter Church is addressing herself to the task of 
bringing to Christ more and more of the people of Brazil, 
and of building up a strong Church to continue this in the 
future would gladden your heart if you could see it at 
first hand." 

"Come to see us." 

The Conference applauded. 

Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, Secretary of the 
Council of Bishops, reported that in compliance 
with the action of the General Conference on yes- 
terday requesting the Council of Bishops to fix 
the place and dates for the organization of Boards 
and Commissions, that the Council of Bishops had 



Greetings 
from Brazil 
Methodist 
Church 



Place for Or- 
ganization 
of Boards, 
etc. 



462 



Journal of the lOJ^.ff. General Conference 



Motion 

Earnest W. 
Peterson re 
Expenses 
Crusade for 
Christ 



MAY 6 fixed the place as Chicago, Illinois, and the dates 
ELEVENTH DAY j^j^ gs to July 28, 1944, inclusive, and that Bish- 

Sdtv/rddy 

Morning <^P J' ^^.Iph Magec, Dr. Fred D. Stone and Dr. 
Orrin W. Auman be the Committee on Arrange- 
ments. 

Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, Secretary of the 
Council of Bishops, stated that the Crusade for 
Christ would involve certain necessary expenses 
in advance of the funds that may be received. On 
motion of Ernest W. Peterson i'-^) (Oregon), duly 
seconded, the following Resolution (DB-293) was 
adopted : 

Be it resolved, That the General Commission on World 
Service and Finance is hereby authoi-ized to make ar- 
rangements for, or to advance from funds that may 
properly be so used, such amounts as may be necessary 
to meet expenses of the Crusade for Christ, such sums to 
be reimbursed from the proceeds of the Crusade." 

Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, Secretary of the 
*^^Bm^rrNavy Council of Bishops, stated that the Council of 
Bishops had unanimously adopted a resolution, in 
support of a bill now pending in Congress to pro- 
vide a separate Bureau for the Chaplaincy in 
the Navy, whereby said Chaplaincy may be placed 
in a Bureau to be known as a Bureau of Religion, 
and that the Federal Council of Churches of 
Christ in America had likewise heartily approved 
the same, and that the approval of the General 
Conference would help lift the Chaplaincy in the 
Navy, so far as administration is concerned, to 
the same status it has in the Army, the Army 
already having a separate Bureau for the Chap- 
laincy. 

Motion of Paul M. Hillman (Nebraska), duly 
seconded, prevailed that the General Conference 
of The Methodist Church approve the bill now 
pending to provide a separate Bureau for the 
Chaplaincy in the Navy, and urges its speedy 
passage. 



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463 



Orrin W. Auman, Treasurer of the General may 6 
Commission on World Service and Finance, stated ^'-'^J^^^" ^a 
that the Commerce Trust Company of Kansas 
City, Missouri, had rendered invaluable services 
in the handling of the financial arrangements of 
the General Conference, and, on motion of J. 
Edgar Underwood (Memphis), duly seconded, the 
following Resolution (DB-294) was adopted: 



Saturday 
Morning 

Resolution 
J. E. Under- 
wood re 
Commerce 
Trust Co. 



Be it resolved, That the General Conference of The 
Methodist Church hereby expresses its deep appreciation 
of the facilities provided and the services rendered for 
the work and convenience of the Conference by the Com- 
merce Trust Company of Kansas City, Missouri. 

By common consent it was agreed to take the 
offering for Asiatic Relief, previously ordered dur- 
ing this session, immediately after the recess pe- 
riod. 

Leland Moore (South Georgia), Chairman of 
the Committee on Credentials, presented Reports 
Nos. 6, 7 and 8, found on page 165 DC A, and 
moved their adoption without reading. The mo- 
tion, duly seconded, prevailed. For Reports see 
pages 748, 749, 750. 

On motion of Leland Moore (South Georgia), 
Chairman of the Committee on Credentials, duly 
seconded, the following Resolution (DB-295) was 
adopted: (For Report No. 9 see page 751.) 



Reports 
7, 8, 9. 
Credentials 



Motion Leland 
Moore re 
Credentials 



"There will be one other similar Report, if not two, to 
come from your Committee on Credentials, which may not 
be ready for publication, or to be read before the hour of 
final adjournment, 

''Therefore he it resolved, That your Committee be 
authorized to file with the Secretary of the General Con- 
ference, with your approval, such Report, or Reports." 
(Signed) Leland Moore, Chairman, 
Committee on Credentials. 

Motion of Edgar R. Heckman (Central Penn- 
sylvania), Secretary in charge of the Calendar, 



Motion Edtfar 
R. Heckman 
re 

Suspension 
of Rules 



464 



Journal of the 10^4 General Conference 



MAY • 

Eleventh Uav 
Saturday 

Morning 



Council of 
Bishops 
Excused 



Authority 
Granted 
Council of 
Bishops 



Report No. 2 
Rules 



Report No. 
Rules 



Chester A. 
Smith Moves 
to Amend 



duly seconded, prevailed, that the Rules of Order 
be suspended for the consideration of and action on 
all Reports appearing in the Daily Christian Ad- 
vocate for May 6, 1944. 

Bishop H. Lester Smith, President of the Coun- 
cil of Bishops, requested that the Council of Bish- 
ops be excused for the completion of business that 
is now pending before the Council of Bishops, by 
General Conference action. By common consent 
the Council of Bishops were granted permission 
to retire. 

Bishop H. Lester Smith, President of the Coun- 
cil of Bishops, requested the Council of Bishops be 
granted authority to complete all nominations, 
and other business referred to the Council of 
Bishops by the General Conference, which cannot 
be completed before the final adjournment of the 
General Conference, at the conclusion of the Juris- 
dictional Conferences, or at a later meeting of 
the Council of Bishops. By common consent this 
authorization was granted. 

J. Edgar Skillington (Central Pennsylvania), 
Chairman, presented Report No. 2 of the Commit- 
tee on Rules of Order, subject "Amendment of 
Rule 34 of the Plan of Organization and Rules of 
Order" (DCA-165 and 166), and moved its adop- 
tion. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed, and 
the Report was adopted. For Report see page 754. 

J. Edgar Skillington (Central Pennsylvania), 
Chairman, presented Report No. 3 of the Com- 
mittee on Rules, subject "Revision of Rules" 
(DCA-166) and requested common consent to 
make the following corrections : 

1. In Item I, lines 5, 6 and 7 change the word 
"shall" to the word "should." 

2. In Item 3, insert the words "by striking out" 
in line 2, following "No. (9)." 

Common consent was unanimously given, and 
J. Edgar Skillington (Central Pennsylvania) 



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465 



moved the adoption of the Report. The motion was ^^^ « 
duly seconded. eleventh dav 

Chester A. Smith (*) (New York) moved to 
amend the Report by the addition of the follow- 
ing (DB-296) : 



Saturday 
Morning 



"That there be a Roll Call of Conferences for the 
presentation of matters for consideration, and that the 
Chairmanship of Committees be equally divided between 
ministers and laymen." 



J. Edgar Skillington (Central Pennsylvania) 
raised the point of order that Rule 36 provides 
the method of amending or changing the Rules of 
Order, and that the proposed amendments of Ches- 
ter A. Smith (*) (New York) were not in order. 

The Chair ruled the point of order well taken. 

The Report was adopted. For Report see page 
755. 

Chester A. Smith (*) (New York) moved a re- 
consideration of the action of the Conference 
whereby the Rules of Order had been previously 
adopted. The Chair ruled the motion not in order. 

J. Edgar Skillington (Central Pennsylvania), 
Chairman, presented Report No. 4 of the Com- 
mittee on Rules, subject "Composition of Com- 
mittee on Rules," and requested common consent 
to present it now without printing in the Daily 
Christian Advocate. Unanimous common consent 
was granted. Report No. 4 was presented, ex- 
plained, and on motion of J. Edgar Skillington 
(Central Pennsylvania), duly seconded, was 
adopted. For Report see page 756. 

Motion of A. Wesley Pugh (North Indiana), 
duly seconded, prevailed, that the amendments 
presented by Chester A. Smith (*) (New York) 
be referred to the Committee on Rules. 

The Calendar was taken up, under the guid- 
ance of Edgar R. Heckman (Central Pennsyl- 
vania), Secretary of the Calendar. 



Motion Out of 
Order 



Chester A. 
Smith Moves 
Reconsidera- 
tion 



Report No. 4 
Rules 



Amendments 
of Chester 
A. Smith 
Referred 



Calendar 



466 



Journal of the 19UU General Conference 



MAY 6 

Eleventh Day 
Saturday 
Morning 

Report No. 2 
Central 
Conferences 



Report No. 4 
Central 
Conferences 



Report No. 6 
Central 
Conferences 



Lewis 0. Hartman (New England), Chairman 
of the Committee on Central Conferences, moved 
that "Section 7, Latin American Central Confer- 
ence," of Report No. 2 of the Committee on Cen- 
tral Conferences, Calendar No. 88 (DCA-115), 
subject "Enabling Acts," which had been referred 
back to the Committee for consideration, be now 
restored to its original place in Report No. 2 of 
the Committee on Central Conferences, as the 
results of the vote on a Constitutional Amendment 
relative to Provisional Annual Conferences, which 
had been announced two weeks previous to the 
convening of this session of the General Confer- 
ence of The Methodist Church, makes it unneces- 
sary to make any changes in the Latin American 
Central Conference Section as originally present- 
ed. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed, by the 
count vote of 596 for to 1 against. The Report, 
as thus amended, was adopted. For Report see 
page 764. 

Lewis 0. Hartman (New England), Chairman, 
requested permission to withdraw Report No. 4 of 
the Committee on Central Conferences, Calendar 
No. 95 (DCA-116), subject "Authority to Propose 
Changes to the Constitution of The Methodist 
Church," as the proposal contained therein had 
been declared unconstitutional. There being no 
objection raised by any member of the Committee, 
or of the General Conference, the Report was 
withdrawn. For Report see page 767. 

Lewis 0. Hartman (New England), Chairman, 
presented Report No. 6 of the Committee on Cen- 
tral Conferences, Calendar No. 97 (DCA-116 and 
117), subject "Laymen in the Annual Confer- 
ence," and stated that in the light of the decision 
of the Judicial Council, he would move to amend 
the Report by deleting the words "and the right 
to vote on all questions not ministerial or consti- 
tutional, and they shall be eligible for election to 



The Methodist Church 



467 



Mission or Conference Committees" following the 
words "privileges of the floor," found in line nine 
of the second paragraph. The motion, duly sec- 
onded, prevailed. The Report, as thus amended, 
was then adopted on motion of Lewis O. Hart- 
man (New England), duly seconded. For Report 
see page 768. 

Lewis O. Hartman (New England), Chairman, 
presented Report No. 8 of the Committee on Cen- 
tral Conferences, Calendar No. 99 (DCA-117), 
subject "Affiliated Autonomous Churches," and 
requested permission to substitute the Report for 
Par. 951, Article 6, paragraph 1, found on page 
132 DCA, top of column two, of Report No. 1 
of the Committee on Missions and Church Exten- 
sion, Calendar No. 123 (DCA-130, 131, 132, 133, 
134, 135, 136), subject "Amending Chapter II 
in the 1940 Discipline on Board of Missions and 
Church Extension." 

Frederick B. Newell (New York East), Chair- 
man of the Committee on Missions and Church 
Extension, accepted the proposed substitution, 
there being no objection raised by any member of 
the Committee or of the General Conference. 

Rufus C. Baker (Colorado) raised the point of 
order that Report No. 1 of the Committee on 
Missions and Church Extension had already been 
adopted, and that reconsideration was in order. 
The Chair ruled the point well taken. 

Frederick B. Newell (New York East) moved 
that we reconsider the action whereby Report No. 
1 of the Committee on Missions and Church Ex- 
tension, Calendar No. 123 (DCA-130 to 136, in- 
clusive), had previously been adopted, and for the 
purpose only of making the proposed substitution. 
The motion, duly seconded, prevailed and the sub- 
stitution was made. Report No. 1 of the Commit- 
tee on Missions and Church Extension, Calendar 
No. 123 (DCA-130 to 136, inclusive), as amended, 



MAY 6 

Eleventh Day 
Sa t u rda y 
Morning 



Report No. 8 
Central 
Conferences 



Frederick B. 
Newell 
Accepts 
Substitution 



Frederick B. 
Newell 
Moves 

Reconsidera- 
tion 



468 



Journal of the lOJfi General Conference 



MAY 6 

Eleventh Day 
Saturday 
Morning 

Karl K. Quim- 
by and 
Correction 



Report No. 9 
Central 
Conferences 



Report No. 11 
Central 
Conferences 



Committee 
Excused 



Report No. 13 



Conferences 



Report No. 15 
Conferences 



Report No. 17 
Conferences 



was then adopted. For Report see pages 677, 768. 

Karl K. Quimby (Newark) called attention to 
a typographical error in line four of Item (2) 
of the Report, and the word "imparting" was 
changed, by common consent, to the word "im- 
pairing." 

Lewis 0. Hartman (New England), Chairman, 
presented Report No. 9 of the Committee on Cen- 
tral Conferences, Calendar No. 100 (DCA-117), 
subject "Boundaries Within The Central China 
Conference," and, on his motion, duly seconded, 
it was adopted. For Report see page 769. 

Lewis 0. Hartman (New England), Chairman, 
presented Report No. 11 of the Committee on 
Central Conferences, Calendar No. 146 (DCA- 
152), subject "Central Conference of Latin Amer- 
ica," and, on his motion, duly seconded, it was 
adopted. For Report see page 771. 

A point of order, raised by Abbott L. Fletcher 
(*) (Northern Minnesota), was overruled. 

By common consent, the Committee on Central 
Conferences was excused to consider matters per- 
taining to their work. 

George W. Henson (Philadelphia), Chairman, 
presented Report No. 13 of the Committee on 
Conferences, Calendar No. 144 (DCA-151), sub- 
ject "Examination of Records of a Quarterly Con- 
ference," and, on his motion, duly seconded, it 
was adopted. For Report see page 541. 

George W. Henson (Philadelphia), Chairman, 
presented Report No. 15 of the Committee on 
Conferences, Calendar No. 157 (DCA-154), sub- 
ject, "Orphanages and Children's Homes," and, 
on his motion, duly seconded, it was adopted. For 
Report see page 543. 

George W. Henson (Philadelphia), Chairman, 
presented Report No. 17 of the Committee on 
Conferences, Calendar No. 159 (DCA-154), sub- 
ject "Election of Delegates to the General Confer- 



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469 



MAY < 

Eleventh Day 
Saturday 
Mom in a 

Charles V. 
Adams 
Moves to 
Amend 



Report No. 18 
Conferences 



ence," and moved its adoption. The motion was 
duly seconded. 

Charles V. Adams (*) (Central Pennsylvania) 
moved to amend the Report by substituting the 
word "shall" for the word "may" in line four of 
paragraph 1, and in line one of paragraph three. 
The motion, duly seconded, did not prevail. The 
Report was adopted. For Report see page 543. 

George W. Henson (Philadelphia), Chairman, 
presented Report No. 18 of the Committee on Con- 
ferences, Calendar No. 160 (DCA-154), subject 
"Basic Salary Financial Plan," and, on his mo- 
tion, duly seconded, it was adopted. For Report 
see page 544. 

John R. Kenney (California), Secretary, pre- ^c'o°i^er^nce6^ 
sented Report No. 8 of the Committee on Con- 
ferences, Calendar No. 90 (DCA-115 and 116), 
subject "Disciplinary Questions Asked of Pas- 
tors," and requested permission to withdraw the 
printed Report and substitute the following (DB- 
297): 



"Insert at the end of Par. 485, page 156, in the 
Discipline, Section 30, under a new Section 11, these 
words: 'and other forms of Christian service.' Section 11 
as it now is in the Discipline will then become Section 12. 

"In Par. 532, pag-e 170, in the Discipline insert a new 
Section 6, 'To inquire the names of persons who desire to 
enter full-time Christian service.' Section 6 of the Dis- 
cipline will then become Section 7 and the numbers of the 
Sections will be successively changed." 



Permission to substitute was unanimously 
granted, and, on motion of John R. Kenny (Cali- 
fornia), duly seconded, the substitution was 
adopted. 

The Report, as thus amended, was then adopted 
on motion of John R. Kenney (California), duly 
seconded. For Report see page 535. 

George W. Henson (Philadelphia), Chairman, Report no. 2n 

Conferences 

presented Report No. 20 of the Committee on 



470 



Journal of the 1944 Genei'cd Conference 



MAY 6 

Eleventh Day 
Saturday 
Morning 



Report No. 
State of 
Church 



Report No. 
State of 
Church 



Report No. 
State of 
Church 



Report No. 14 
State of 
Church 



Wilmer FeU 
Davis Moves 
to Amend 



Conferences, Calendar No. 187 (DCA-163), sub- 
ject "Southwest Mexican Conference," and, on 
his motion, duly seconded, it was adopted. For Re- 
port see page 545. 

Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River), Chair- 
man, presented Report No. 4 of the Committee on 
State of the Church, Calendar No. 75 (DCA-110), 
subject "The Christian Home," and asked com- 
mon consent to insert the words "and Church 
School Superintendents," after the words "Lay- 
Leaders," found in line two of Item 10. Common 
consent was unanimously granted, and the Report 
was adopted on motion of Ernest Fremont Tittle 
(Rock River), duly seconded. For Report see 
page 725. 

Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River), Chair- 
man, presented Report No. 6 of the Committee 
on State of the Church, Calendar No. 77 (DCA- 
111), subject "Resolutions on the Bishops' Cru- 
sade for a New World Order," and, on his motion, 
duly seconded, it was adopted. For Report see 
page 725. 

Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River), Chair- 
man, presented Report No. 13 of the Committee 
on State of the Church, Calendar No. 148 (DCA- 
153), subject "Support of Conscientious Objec- 
tors," and moved its adoption. 

Charles C. Parlin (*) (Newark) seconded the 
motion and spoke in favor of its adoption. The 
Report was adopted unanimously. For Report see 
page 739. 

Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River), Chair- 
man, presented Report No. 14 of the Committee 
on State of the Church, Calendar No. 149 (DCA- 
153), subject "Detached Service for Conscien- 
tious Objectors," and moved its adoption. The 
motion was duly seconded. 

Wilmer Fell Davis (*) (Peninsula) moved to 



The Methodist Church 



All 



amend by inserting between the first and second 
paragraphs the following (DB-298) : 

"Resolved, That we commend the Federal Government 
for permitting the use of conscientious objectors in State 
Institutions, thereby relieving a critical labor shortage, 
and allowing their efforts to alleviate human suffering." 

The amendment was accepted by Ernest Fre- 
mont Tittle (Rock River), there being no objec- 
tions raised by any member of the Committee or 
of the General Conference. The Report was then 
adopted. For Report see page 739. 

Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River), Chair- 
man, presented Report No. 15 of the Committee 
on State of the Church, Calendar No. 150 (DCA- 
153), subject "Postpone Action on Postwar Con- 
scription," and, on his motion, duly seconded, it 
was adopted. For Report see page 740. 

Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River), Chair- 
man, presented Report No, 16 of the Committee 
on State of the Church, Calendar No. 151 (DCA- 
153), subject "Against General Conscription of 
Labor," and moved its adoption. The motion was 
duly seconded. 

Fred B. Noble (*) (Florida) spoke against the 
adoption of the Report. 

Chester A. Smith (*) (New York) moved to 
amend (DB-299) by striking out the words "be 
not now undertaken," at the end of the sentence, 
and substituting therefor the words, "be under- 
taken whenever necessary for the success of the 
war effort." The motion was duly seconded, and 
Chester A. Smith (*) (New York) spoke to the 
same. 

Louis C. Wright (North-East Ohio) spoke 
against the amendment. 

Motion of Albert P. Shirkey (Southwest Tex- 
as), duly seconded, prevailed, laying the Report 
and the proposed amendment on the table. Page 
740. 



MAT 6 

Eleventh Day 
Saturday 
Mominp 



Amendment 
Accepted 



Report No. 
State^f 
Church 



Report No. 16 
State of 
Church 



Fred B. Noble 



Chester A. 
Smith Moves 
to Amend 



Louis C. 
Wright 



Motion Albert 
P. Shirkey 
Laying: on 
Table 



472 



Journal of the 194^4 General Conference 



MAY 6 

Eleventh Day 
Saturday 
Moaning 

Report No. 17 
State of 
Church 



Fred D. Stone 
Raises 
Question 



Report No. 18 
State of 
Church 



Report No. 19 
State of 
Church 



Report No. 20 
State of 
Church 



Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River), Chair- 
man, presented Report No. 17 of the Committee 
on State of the Church, Calendar No. 152 (DCA- 
153), subject "Social Action Commission" and 
requested common consent to insert after the word 
"appoint" in line two the words "a Committee 
to inquire into the advisability of creating," and 
also to pluralize the word "Board" in line five, and 
also change the word "Commission" in line six to 
the word "Committee." Unanimous common con- 
sent was granted for the changes as set forth. 
Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River) moved the 
adoption of the Report, and the motion was duly 
seconded. 

Fred D. Stone (Rock River) raised the ques- 
tion as to when the Committee would report, and 
Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River), Chairman, 
requested common consent to add to the Report 
the Paragraph, "The Committee shall report to 
the 1948 General Conference." Unanimous com- 
mon consent was granted for the addition, and 
the Report was adopted. For Report see page 740. 

Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River), Chair- 
man, presented Report No. 18 of the Committee 
on State of the Church, Calendar No. 153 (DCA- 
153), subject "Church and Economics," and, on 
his motion, duly seconded, it was adopted. For 
Report see page 741. 

Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River), Chair- 
man, presented Report No. 19 of the Committee 
on the State of the Church, Calendar No. 154 
(DCA-153 and 154), subject "Social Security for 
Lay Employees," and, on his motion, duly second- 
ed, it was adopted. For Report see page 742. 

Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River), Chair- 
man, presented Report No. 20 of the Committee 
on State of the Church, Calendar No. 155 (DCA- 
154), subject "Wartime Prohibition," and, on his 
motion, duly seconded, it was adopted. For Report 
see page 742. 



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473 



Leslie J. Lyons (*) (Southwest Missouri), 
Chairman, pre.^ented Report No. 3 of the Commit- 
tee on Judicial Administration, Calendar No. 69 
(DCA-109), subject "Appeal of a Traveling 
Preacher," and moved its adoption. The motion 
was duly seconded. 

Clyde B. Stuntz (Indus River) made the point 
of order that the matter included in this Report 
had already been passed upon in the adoption of 
Report No. 5 of the Committee on Judicial Ad- 
ministration, Calendar No. 125 (DCA-137 to 
143, inclusive), subject "Revision of Judicial Ad- 
ministration." 

Leslie J. Lyons (*) (Southwest Missouri) re- 
quested the adoption of the Report. The Report 
was adopted. Bishop Ralph S. Cushman ruling 
that the Editorial Committee could take care of 
all duplications in preparing the Discipline. For 
Report see page 611. 

The Conference recessed for ten minutes. 

Bishop Ralph S. Cushman called the Conference 
to order at the end of the recess period, and re- 
quested James R. Houghton, General Conference 
Director of Music, to introduce the soloist. James 
R. Houghton introduced Thomas Tibbets, tenor 
soloist of the Linwood Boulevard Methodisl 
Church of Kansas City, Missouri, who sang "Fear 
Not Ye, Israel," by Dudley Buck. 

The Order of the Day having arrived, the taking 
of an offering for relief in Asia, Bishop Ralph S. 
Cushman presented Bishop J. Wascom Pickett of 
India, who addressed the Conference. 

Bishop Ralph S. Cushman then presented Miss 
Katherine Liu (*) (Foochow) of China, who 
spoke to the Conference in the absence of Bishop 
W. Y. Chen. 

The Conference, standing, was led in prayer by 
Bishop Ralph S. Cushman, and then joined in 
singing Hymn No. 148, "When I Survey the Won- 



MAY < 

Elbnenth Day 
Saturday 
Morning 

Report No. 3 
Judicial Ad- 
ministration 

Clyde B. 
Stuntz 
Raises 
Question 



Report 
Adopted 



Recess 



Bishop J. 
Wascom 
Pickett 



Miss Kath- 
erine Liu 



Oflfering 
Taken 



474 



Journal of the lOJfJf General Conference 



MAY 6 

Eleventh Day 
Saturday 
Morning 

Statement of 
Bishop 
Cushman re 
Report No. 
16 State of 
Church 



Reply of 

Ernest 

Fremont 

Tittle 



Schuyler E. 
Garth 
Presents 
Reports 



Report No. 9 
Membership, 
LA-TE 



drous Cross," after which a special freewill offer- 
ing was taken for Asiatic relief. The offering 
amounted to $1,154.85. 

Bishop Ralph S. Cushman, as a matter of per- 
sonal privilege, stated that when Report No. 16 
of the Committee on State of the Church, Calendar 
No. 151 (DCA-153), subject "Against General 
Conscription of Labor," was before the Confer- 
ence, and was laid on the table, the Chairman of 
the Committee had the right to speak to the mo- 
tion to table, if he had so desired, and that this 
right had not been accorded him at that time ; 
therefore the Chair apologizes to Ernest Fremont 
Tittle (Rock River), Chairman of the Committee, 
and grants him his right to speak to the said 
Report, if he so desires. The Conference applaud- 
ed. 

Ernest Fremont Tittle (Rock River), Chair- 
man of the Committee on the State of the Church, 
stated he waived all right to speak on the Report 
that was tabled, and moved that the Secretary of 
the General Conference be instructed to notify the 
Chairman of the Committee on Military Affairs of 
Congress of the action taken by the General Con- 
ference of The Methodist Church, in the adoption 
of Report No. 15 of the Committee on the State of 
the Church, Calendar No. 150 (DCA-153), subject 
"Postpone Action on Postwar Conscription." The 
motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

Ray H. Nichols (*) (Northwest Texas), Chair- 
man, requested Schuyler E. Garth (North-East 
Ohio), Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Mem- 
bership, of the Committee on Membership, Lay 
Activities and Temporal Economy, to present some 
Reports prepared by his Sub-committee : 

Schuyler E. Garth (North-East Ohio), present- 
ed Report No. 9 of the Committee on Membership, 
Lay Activities and Temporal Economy, Calendar 
No. 46 (DCA-78), subject "Transfer of Church 



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Membership," and, on his motion, duly seconded, 
it was adopted. For Report see page 646. 

Schuyler E. Garth (North-East Ohio) present- 
ed Report No. 12 of the Committee on Member- 
ship, Lay Activities and Temporal Economy, Cal- 
endar No. 49 (DCA-78 and 79), subject "Defini- 
tion of Pastoral Charge," stating the Committee 
had reconsidered the Report as printed, and that 
in order to make it conform to action already 
taken by the General Conference on the matter 
(see pages 284, 298) were changing Par. 527.1 
which reads, "A Charge is a Pastor's field of re- 
sponsibility ; a Charge of one Church is a station. 
A Charge of two or more churches is a Circuit." 
So that it shall read (DB-300) : 



MAY 6 

Eleventh Day 
Saturday 
Morn ing 

Report No. 12 
Membership, 
LA-TE 



"A Pastoral Charge consists of one or more churches 
organized under the Discipline with a single Quarterly 
Conference to which a minister has been duly appointed as 
Preacher in Charge or Pastor. A Charge of two or more 
churches in a Circuit." 



The Report, as amended, was then adopted, on 
motion of Schuyler E. Garth (North-East Ohio), 
duly seconded. For Report see page 647. 

Schuyler E. Garth (North-East Ohio) present- 
ed Report No. 25 of the Committee on Member- 
ship, Lay Activities and Temporal Economy, Cal- 
endar No. 175 (DCA-157 and 158), subject "Pas- 
tor's Service Record," and requested common 
consent to make the following change (DB-301) : 
strike out following the word "available" in line 
three, top of column one, DCA-158, the words "to 
the Board of Conference Claimants for pension 
purposes," and substitute therefor the follow- 
ing: "for use by the Board of Conference Claim- 
ants of that Conference, and any other Annual 
Conference supplemental organization existing 
under Par. 1313, and the Board of Pensions of 
The Methodist Church." 



Report No. 25 
Membership, 
LA-TE 



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Journal of the 1944 General Conference 



MAY 6 

Eleventh Day 
Saturday 
Morning 



Report No. 30 
Membership, 
LA-TE 



Motion Henry 
M. Greenslit 
to Lay on 
Table 



A. Wesley 
Pugh Point 
of Order 



Motion Lost 



Francis A. 
Stanger 
Jr. to 
Present 
Reports 



Report No. 15 
Membership, 
LA-TE 



Vernon E. 
Lewis Moves 
to Substitute 



A. LaFayette 
Doss, Jr., 
Moves to 
Amend 



Common consent, being unanimously granted, 
the suggested change was made, and the Report, 
as amended, was adopted, on motion of Schuyler 
E. Garth (North-East Ohio), duly seconded. For 
Report see page 657. 

Schuyler E. Garth (North-East Ohio) present- 
ed Report No. 30 of the Committee on Member- 
ship, Lay Activities and Temporal Economy, Cal- 
endar No. 179 (DCA-158 and 159), subject "Age 
of Preparatory Members," and moved its adop- 
tion. The motion was duly seconded. 

Henry M. Greenslit (*) (Nebraska) spoke to 
the Report and moved to lay the Report on the 
table. The motion was duly seconded. 

A. Wesley Pugh (North Indiana) made a point 
of order relative to the motion to lay on the 
table. The Chair overruled the point of order as 
presented. 

The motion to lay on the table did not prevail. 
The Report was adopted. For Report see page 660. 

Ray H. Nichols (*) (Northwest Texas), Chair- 
man, requested Francis A. Stanger, Jr. (*) (New 
Jersey), Chairman of a Sub-committee, to present 
some Reports from the Committee on Member- 
ship, Lay Activities and Temporal Economy. 

Francis A. Stanger, Jr. (New Jersey) pre- 
sented Report No. 15 of the Committee on Mem- 
bership, Lay Activities and Temporal Economy, 
Calendar No. 52 (DCA-79), subject, "Amend 
Paragraph 800 Relating to Trustees of Schools and 
Other Institutions," and moved non-concurrence 
in the memorial in the adoption of the Report. 
The motion was duly seconded. 

Vernon E. Lewis (*) (Montana) moved, as a 
substitute that we concur in Memorial 362, as 
presented in the Report. The motion was duly 
seconded, and Vernon E. Lewis (*) (Montana) 
spoke to the substitute. 

W. LaFayette Doss, Jr. (Louisiana, SC) moved 



The Methodist Church All 

to amend by adding to the end of the Report (DB- ^*^^ * 
302) : "This shall not apply to the State of Mon- '"'''^J^/*'' 
tana, where the required Methodists shall be only „ 

' ^ •' Morning 

a majority." The motion was duly seconded. 

Loyd F. Worley (New York East) moved as a ' "^J Mov«"to 
substitute for all that was before the Conference ^^^^"^ 
the reference of the pending matter to the Com- 
mittee on Enabling Acts and Legal Forms. The 
motion was duly seconded. 

Francis A. Stanger, Jr. (*) (New Jersey) spoke ^f^^^^ey^'^ 
in favor of reference, and the motion to refer pre- 
vailed. For Report see page 648. 

Arthur A. Callaghan (Maine), Chairman, re- committee on 

° ^ ' • ' Enabling 

quested that the Committee on Enabling Acts and Excised 
Legal Forms be excused to consider the matter 
just referred to them. By unanimous common 
consent the Committee was excused for the pur- 
pose indicated. 

Francis A. Stanger, Jr. (*) (New Jersey) pre- ^^jg°^^e^°hi * 
sented Report No. 4 of the Committee on Member- i-a-tte 
ship, Lay Activities and Temporal Economy, Cal- 
endar No. 41 (DCA-77), subject "Disposal of 
Property of a Discontinued Charge," with a state- 
ment that it had been adopted at the afternoon 
session May 3, 1944, had been reconsidered, and 
recommitted to the Committee, at the evening 
session of May 3, 1944, for further action, and 
that now Report No. 4 of the Committee on Mem- 
bership, Lay Activities and Temporal Economy, 
relative to the matter referred would be found on 
page 100 of the DCA, under Calendar No. 65, and 
moved its adoption. The motion was duly seconded. 

Paul G. James (*) (lowa-Des Moines) spoke Pauj g. james 
against the adoption of the Report. 

Henry Gilligan (*) (Baltimore) spoke in favor Henry ciiiiKan 
of the Report, and it was adopted. For Report 
see page 644. 

Francis A. Stanger, Jr. (New Jersey) present- ^sS^'^u^'^u- '' 

^ / r- Membership, 

ed Report No. 7 of the Committee on Membership, la-te 



478 



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MAY < 

Eleventh Day 
Saturday 
Morning 



Statement 
George W. 
Henson 



Report No. 7 
Membership, 
LA-TE 
Withdrawn 



Report No. 13 
Membership, 
LA-TE 



Report No. 18 
Membership, 
LA-TE 



Report No. 26 
Membership, 
LA-TE 



Lay Activities and Temporal Economy, Calendar 
No. 44 (DCA-78) , subject, "Minimum Standard of 
Ministerial Support," and moved its adoption. The 
motion was duly seconded. 

George W. Henson (Philadelphia), Chairman, 
called attention to the fact that the same subject 
matter had been considered at the morning session 
in the adoption of Report No. 18 of the Commit- 
tee on Conferences, Calendar No, 160 (DCA-154), 
subject "Basis Salary Financial Plan," which re- 
ferred the pending matter to the General Com- 
mission on World Service and Finance for con- 
sideration, and also for report to the 1948 Gen- 
eral Conference. 

Francis A. Stanger, Jr. (*) (New Jersey) , with 
the consent of Ray H. Nichols (*) (Northwest 
Texas), Chairman of the Committee on Member- 
ship, Lay Activities and Temporal Economy, re- 
quested permission to withdraw the Report, No. 
7, Calendar No. 44, now under consideration. The 
Report was withdrawn, no objection being raised 
by any member of the Committee, or of the Gen- 
eral Conference. For Report see page 645. 

Francis A. Stanger, Jr. (*) (New Jersey) pre- 
sented Report No. 13 of the Committee on Mem- 
bership, Lay Activities and Temporal Economy, 
Calendar No. 50 (DCA-79), subject "Election of 
Boards of Trustees," and, on his motion, duly sec- 
onded, it was adopted. For Report see page 647. 

Francis A. Stanger, Jr. (*) (New Jersey) pre- 
sented Report No. 18 of the Committee on Mem- 
bership, Lay Activities and Temporal Economy, 
Calendar No. 55 (DCA-80), subject "Nannie 
Findley Bean Bequest," and, on his motion, duly 
seconded, it was adopted. For Report see page 650. 

Francis A. Stanger, Jr. (*) (New Jersey) pre- 
sented Report No. 26 of the Committee on Mem- 
bership, Lay Activities and Temporal Economy, 
Calendar No. 138 (DCA-150), subject "Trustees 



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479 



Not Liable," and moved its adoption, with the re- 
quest that Fred B. Noble (*) (Florida) be per- 
mitted to speak to the Report. The motion was 
duly seconded. Permission being granted, Fred B. 
Noble (*) (Florida) spoke to the Report. 



MAY 6 

Eleventh Day 
Saturday 
Morning 



Frank C. Propert (*) (New Jersey) moved as f'™"'' c. 

'^ ' Propert 

Moves to 
Substitute 



a substitute the following (DB-303) 



"Amendment to Paragraph 987, Section 7, 1940 Dis- 
cipline, to be added at the end of that Section: however, 
trustees or members or other members of local churches 
shall not be required to gruarantee personally any loan to 
a local church made by a Board created by, or under the 
authority of the General Conference, unless the offered 
security for the loan and its i-epayment is considered in- 
adequate by the Board or Division providing the funds." 



The motion to substitute was duly seconded, 
and Frank C. Propert (New Jersey) spoke to the 
same. 

William H. Utz, Jr. (*) (Missouri) spoke 
against the substitute. 

J. Edgar Skillington (Central Pennsylvania) 
moved to amend the Report by changing the 
words "any Board," found in line four, top of 
column three, page 150 DCA, to the words "this 
Board." The motion was duly seconded. 

R. Gammond Morris (Lexington) moved the 
previous question on all before the Conference. 
The motion, duly seconded, prevailed, and the 
previous question was ordered. 

Francis A. Stanger, Jr. (*) (New Jersey) 
stated he was against the substitute. 

The amendment of J. Edgar Skillington (Cen- 
tral Pennsylvania) was ruled out of order, as it 
had not been presented in writing, as the Rules 
provide. 

At the request of Leslie J. Lyons (*) (South- 
west Missouri) the substitute was read. 

The substitute of Frank C. Propert (*) New 



William H. 
Utz, Jr. 



J. Edgar 
Skillington 
Moves to 
Amend 



R. Gammon 

Morris 
Moves 
Previous 
Question 



Amendment 
Out of Order 



Leslie J. 
Lyons 

Substitute 
Lost Report 
Adopted 



480 



Journal of the 19. ^ General Co7iference 



MAY 6 

Eleventh Day 
Saturday 
Morning 

Statement 
Georpre W. 
Hen son re 
Closing 



Edward K. 
Brewster 
Moves 

Reconsidera- 
tion 



Chair Ruled 
Not a 
Privileged 
Motion 



Silent Prayer 



Report No. 47 
Mem'^i'-ship. 
LA-TE 



Report No. 14 
Mem'^°-sliip, 
LA-TE 



Jersey) was not adopted. The Report was adopt- 
ed. For Report see page 657. 

George W. Henson (Philadelphia), Chairman 
of the Committee of Chairmen, made a state- 
ment concerning procedure for closing the busi- 
ness of the Conference, announcing it would be 
necessary to hold an afternoon session in order to 
give the Committee on Enabling Acts and Legal 
Forms time to prepare their Report on the matter 
referred to them earlier in this session. 

Edward B. Brewster (Ohio) on a matter of 
privilege moved reconsideration of Report No. 7 
of the Committee on Membership, Lay Activities 
and Temporal Economy, Calendar No. 44 (DCA- 
78), subject "Minimum Standard of Ministerial 
Support." Bishop Ralph S. Cushman ruled that 
it was not a privileged matter. 

At the request of Bishop Ralph S. Cushman, the 
Conference paused for a moment of silent prayer 
at this moment, twelve o'clock noon, in pursuance 
of a request made in a proclamation by the Mayor 
of Kansas City, and concluded with the Lord's 
Prayer, in unison. 

Ray H. Nichols (*) (Northwest Texas), Chair- 
man, presented Report No. 10 of the Committee 
on Membership, Lay Activities and Temporal 
Economy, Calendar No. 47 (DCA-78), subject 
"Correlation of Legislation," and, on his motion, 
duly seconded, it was adopted. For Report see 
page 646. 

Ray H. Nichols (*) (Northwest Texas), Chair- 
man, presented Report No. 14 of the Committee 
on Membership, Lay Activities and Temporal 
Economy, Calendar No. 51 (DCA-79), subject 
"Vacancies on the Annual Conference Commis- 
sion on World Service and Finance," and requested 
permission to withdraw the Report, as the matter 
had already been acted upon by the General Con- 
ference. (See page 839.) No objection being raised 



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481 



by any member of the Committee, or of the Gen- 
eral Conference, the Report was withdrawn. For 
Report see page 648. 

Ray H. Nichols (*) (Northwest Texas), Chair- 
man, presented Report No. 16 of the Committee 
on Membership, Lay Activities and Temporal 
Economy, Calendar No. 53 (DCA-79), subject 
"Vacancies on Board of Trustees of The Meth- 
odist Church," and, on his motion, duly seconded, 
it was adopted. For Report see page 649. 

Ray H. Nichols (*) (Northwest Texas), Chair- 
man, presented Report No. 19 of the Committee 
on Membership, Lay Activities and Temporal 
Economy, Calendar No. 72 (DCA-109 and 110), 
subject "Definition of a Pastoral Charge," and 
requested permission to withdraw the Report, as 
the same subject matter had been taken care of in 
the adoption of Report No. 12 of this Committee, 
Calendar No. 49. No objection being raised by any 
member of the Committee, or the General Con- 
ference, the Report was withdrawn. For Report 
see page 651. 

Ray H. Nichols (*) (Northwest Texas), Chair- 
man, presented Report No. 29 of the Committee 
on Membership, Lay Activities and Temporal 
Economy, Calendar No. 178 (DCA-158), subject 
"Quadrennial Reports," and, on his motion, duly 
seconded, it was adopted. For Report see page 659. 

Ray H. Nichols (*) (Northwest Texas), Chair- 
man, presented Report No. 34 of the Committee 
on Membership, Lay Activities and Temporal 
Economy, Calendar No. 183 (DCA-163), subject 
"Question in Statistical Forms Regarding World 
Service Giving of Church Schools," and, on his 
motion, duly seconded, it was adopted. For Report 
see page 663. 

Ray H. Nichols (*) (Northwest Texas), Chair- 
man, presented Report No. 35 of the Committee 
on Membership, Lay Activities and Temporal 



MAY < 

Eleventh Day 
Saturday 
Morning 

Report No. 16 
Membership, 
LA-TE 



Report No. 19 
Membership, 
LA-TE 



Report No. 29 
Membership, 
LA-TE 



Report No. 34 
Membership, 
LA-TE 



Report No. 35 
Membership. 
LA-TE 



482 



Journal of the 1944- General Conference 



MAY 6 

Eleventh Day 
Saturdau 
Morning 



Report No. 36 
Membership. 
LA-TE 



Unprinted 
Report 
Membership, 
LA-TE 



Economy, Cale)idar No. 35 (DCA-163), subject 
"Pensions for Lay Workers," and requested per- 
mission to withdraw the Report, as legislation 
on the matter had already been enacted by the 
General Conference in adopting a Resolution this 
morning presented by Winfred F. Bryan (Texas) . 
(See page 460.) No objection being raised by any 
member of the Committee, or of the General Con- 
ference, the Report was withdrawn. For Report 
see page 664. 

Ray H. Nichols (*) (Northwest Texas), Chair- 
man, presented Report No. 36 of the Committee 
on Membership, Lay Activities and Temporal 
Economy, Calendar No. 185 (DCA-163), subject 
"Representation on the General Commission on 
World Service and Finance," and, on his motion, 
duly seconded it was adopted. For Report see page 
664. 

Ray H. Nichols (*) (Northwest Texas), Chair- 
man, presented an unprinted Report (DB-304) 
of the Committee on Membership, Lay Activities 
and Temporal Economy, with the statement that 
as Congress had already acted upon the legisla- 
tion involved, the Committee recommended "Non- 
concurrence" on the Report presented. The mo- 
tion, duly seconded, prevailed. The Report is as 
follows : 



"We, your Special Committee of three appointed for 
the study of a memorial from Dr. Charles V. Vickery in 
regard to the new simplified tax bill HR4646, after careful 
study of the bill and the Memorial, concur in the purposes 
and wishes expressed in the Memorial, and offer the fol- 
lowing for the consideration of the General Conference: 

"The General Conference of 1944 of The Methodist 
Church respectfully requests the Treasury Department of 
the United States, and the Ways and Means Committee of 
the Congress of the United States, to give due considera- 
tion in the completion of the new simplified tax bill 
HR4646 to making provision for withholding exemptions 
up to 15 9r of the tax payer's adjusted gross income upon 
proper declaration of the tax payer of his purpose to con- 



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tribute such amounts to churches, charities or other 
philanthropic institutions." 

Later during this session Ray H. Nichols (*) 
(Northwest Texas), Chairman, read a telegram 
handed him by Bishop Paul B. Kern, stating that 
Bill HR4646 had been passed by the House of 
Representatives but was now before the Senate, 
and urged all who would to contact their Senators, 
and urge the passage of the Bill. 

Ray H. Nichols (*) (Northwest Texas), Chair- 
man of the Committee on Membership, Lay Ac- 
tivities and Temporal Economy, moved to amend 
Paragraph 840 of the 1940 Discipline of The 
Methodist Church, by striking out in line seven, 
at the beginning of the line, the word "rent" and 
substituting therefor the word "dwelling." The 
motion was duly seconded. 

A. Wesley Pugh (North Indiana) moved that 
the Rules of Order be suspended that require the 
publication in the Daily Christian Advocate of 
Legislative Reports, making changes in the Disci- 
pline, in order that we may consider and take ac- 
tion on the motion just made, or on any other simi- 
lar motion, or motions, for the remainder of this 
Conference. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

The motion of Ray H. Nichols (*) (Northw^est 
Texas) was thereupon adopted. For Report see 
page 665. 

Isaac E. Miller (Ohio), Chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Presiding Officers, announced that Bish- 
op J. Lloyd Decell would preside at the afternoon 
session today. 

Ray H. Nichols (*) (Northwest Texas), Chair- 
man of the Committee on Membership, Lay Ac- 
tivities and Temporal Economy, on a question of 
personal privilege, thanked each and every one 
who in any way had helped in the successful han- 
dling of the arduous work of the Committee, to 
which had been referred more than one fifth of 



MAY 6 

Elei\'enth Day 
Saturday 
Morning 



Ray H. 

Nichols 
Moves to 
Amend 



A. Wesley 
Pugh Moves 
S'lsnpnsion 
of Rules 



Presiding 
Officer 
Announced 



Ray H. 
Nichols 
Expresses 
Thanks 



484 



Journal of the 19^4. General Conference 



MAY 6 

Eleventh Day 
Saturday 
Morning 

Winfred F. 
Bryan 
Moves 

Reconsidera- 
tion 



Motion to 
Insert 



Statement 
Costen J. 
Harreil 



Report 
Adopted 



Calendar 



Chester A. 
Smith 
Desires to 
Amend 



the total Memorials presented to this General Con- 
ference. 

Winfred F. Bryan (Texas) moved reconsidera- 
tion of the action of the General Conference, 
whereby Paragraph 179 on page 19 of Part III 
of the Report of the General Commission on World 
Service and Finance had been adopted, for the 
purpose of making an amendment. The motion, 
duly seconded, was adopted. 

Winford F. Bryan (Texas) moved to insert 
after the word "funds" found in the first line the 
words "except funds administered by Trustees" 
(DB-305). The motion was duly seconded. 

Costen J. Harrell (Tennessee) stated that the 
General Conference had authorized J. Edgar Skill- 
ington (Central Pennsylvania) and himself to 
make any editorial changes necessary, and that 
they had added to the aforementioned Paragraph 
179 the words, "except such as are committed to 
the responsibility of the Board of Trustees." 

Winfred F. Bryan (Texas) stated that he 
would be glad to accept it, and moved that it take 
the place of his proposed amendment. The mo- 
tion, duly seconded, prevailed. For Report see 
page 827. 

Joseph S. Henry (*) (West Texas) moved that 
the Report, as amended be adopted. The motion, 
duly seconded, prevailed. For Report see page 827. 

Edgar R. Heckman (Central Pennsylvania), 
Secretary in carge of the Calendar, stated that 
only one serial number remained to be called on 
the regular Calendar, No. 105 of the Committee 
on Evangelism, which had been ordered to be 
presented just before final adjournment. 

Chester A. Smith (*) (New York) asked that 
Report No. 38 of the Committee on Membership, 
Lay Activities and Temporal Economy, Calendar 
No. 189 (DCA-164), subject "Non-concurrence," 



The Methodist Church 485 

be called up at this time, as he desired to make ^^^ ' 
an amendment to the Report. "'TaTrl''^'' 

Francis A. Stanger, Jr. (*) (New Jersey) Mvming 
called attention to Rule 28 which provides for the j^^,^ gg 
consideration of Non-Concurrent Reports. 

Lewis 0. Hartman (New England), Chairman, ^"n'tr^con" 
moved to reconsider Report No. 10 of the Com- con^awl^ed*" 
mittee on Central Conference, Calendar No. 124 
(DCA-137), subject "Episcopal Supervision in 
Mission Fields," for the purpose of inserting a 
new Paragraph. The motion, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed. 

On motion of Lewis 0. Hartman (New Eng- ^plragraph 
land), Chairman, duly seconded, the following ^^^^ 
new Paragraph was added to the Report (DB- 
306) to follow Paragraph 7: 

"8. The Western Jurisdiction shall provide, if 
and when necessary, for visitation of mission 
councils in Japan and Korea." 

The Report as amended was then adopted. For Report 

Adopted 

Report see page 769. 

Lewis 0. Hartman (New England), Chairman Lew'^ °- 

Hartman 

of the Committee on Central Conferences moved Moves to 

Amend 

to amend Chapter VI, "Episcopacy," of the 1940 
Discipline of The Methodist Church, Section VII, 
"Missionary Bishops," Paragraph 341, by adding 
a new Section, to be numbered 3 (DB-307) read- 
ing as follows: (See page 774) 

"3. Notwithstanding the above definitions, in an emer- 
gency, the Council of Bishops may assign a Missionary 
Bishop for specified service in any Foreign Field, in con- 
sultation with the authorities, where such exist, of the 
Provisional Central Conference and/or the Central Con- 
ference concerned." 

Lewis O. Hartman (New England), Chairman Lew'^ o- 

Hartman 

of the Committee on Central Conferences, as a Expresses 

' Thanks 

matter of personal privilege, thanked the General 
Conference, in behalf of the Committee, for its 
patience and co-operation. 



486 



Journal of the lOJtJf General Conference 



MAY 6 

Eleventh Day 
Saturday 
Morning 

Nominations 
Commission 
on Central 
Conferences 



Elected 



Orrin W. 
Auman 
Named to 
Commission 
on Records, 
etc. 



Ad Interim 
Committee 
on Crusade 
for Christ 



Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, Secretary of the 
Council of Bishops, presented the following nomi- 
nations of the Council of Bishops for the Commis- 
sion on Central Conferences (DB-308) : 

Bishops: Arthur J. Moore, Titus Lowe; Alternates: 
Raymond J. Wade, Paul B. Kern. 

Northeastern Jurisdiction: Lewis O. Hartman. 
Southeastern Jurisdiction: Foster K. Gamble. 
Central Jurisdiction: John W. E. Bowen. 
North Central Jurisdiction: Chester A. McPheeters. 
South Central Jui-isdiction : A. W. Wasson. 
Western Jurisdiction : John W. Kenney. 

• On motion of Frederick L. Pedersen (Pacific 
Northwest), duly seconded, they were elected. 

Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, Secretary of the 
Council of Bishops, stated that the rest of the 
personnel of the Commission on Central Confer- 
ences, coming from the Central Conferences and 
the Provisional Central Conferences, would be 
named later, as authorized by the action of the 
General Conference at this morning session. 

Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, Secretary of the 
Council of Bishops, presented the name of Orrin 
W. Auman, nominated by the Council of Bishops 
for membership on the Commission on Records, 
Forms, and Statistical Blanks (DB-309), and, on 
motion of Edgar H. Nease (Western North Caro- 
lina) , duly seconded, he was elected. 

Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, Secretary of the 
Council of Bishops, amiounced the names of the 
Ad Interim Committee on the Crusade for Christ, 
the same having been authorized by previous ac- 
tion of the General Conference (DB-310) : 

Bishops J. Ralph Magee, Paul B. Kern, Titus 
Lowe, William C. Martin, Alexander P. Shaw, 
Wilbur E. Hammaker, G. Bromley Oxnam. 

Mrs. J. D. Bragg (*), Mrs. W. Raymond Brown 
(*), Mrs. J. Walter Mills (*), Costen J. Harrell, 
Charles A. Jones (*), Mark Depp, Richard C. 



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487 



Theodor 
Arvidson 
Cableirram 



Raines, Earl R. Brown, Albert E. Day, Charles may e 
W. Brashares, Albert P. Shirkey, Ralph E. Diffen- ''7^3^''^'' 
dorfer, John Q. Schisler, George L. Morelock (*), M^„i„ 
Harry Denman (*). Bishop J. Ralph Magee to 
convene the Committee. 

Bishop Raymond J. Wade was recognized and 
read the following cablegram (DB-311) from 
Theodor Arvidson of Sweden : 

NA387 INTL-CD STOCKHOLM (VIA RCA) 3 6 5 1310 
NLT. Bishop Raymond Wade, 

Methodist General Conference KSC. 

Thanking The Methodist Church for valuable relief and 
support of our missionaries and pleading help neighbor- 
ing children and afterwar assistance Scandinavia and 
Balticum. We greet Conference. Wishing Divine guidance. 
(Signed) Theodore Arvidson. 

Bishop Charles C. Selecman announced that 
the meeting scheduled to be held in the Music 
Hall at four o'clock this afternoon, under the 
supervision of the Commission on Evangelism, 
had been called off by common consent of all con- 
cerned. 

Motion of George W. Henson (Philadelphia), Motion 

George W. 

duly seconded, prevailed, that when we adjourn, Henson re 

. • 1 r» r./-v Afternoon 

it be to meet in afternoon session at 2:30 P.M. session 
today. 

On motion of George W. Henson (Philadel- Resolution 

GeorKe W. 

phia), duly seconded, the following Resolution Henson re 

Journal 

(DB-312) was adopted: 

"Be it resolved, That the Secretary of the General 
Conference be authorized to edit the Journal of the Gen- 
eral Conference for publication ; that he be authorized to 
make such verbal changes in the phraseology of the 
Journal as may be necessary to correctness and uni- 
formity, but not so as to change the meaning of any 
action of the General Conference; and the published copy, 
properly certified by him be the Official Journal of this 
General Conference. 

"Be it further resolved, That the Publishing Agents be 
authorized to publish the Journal of the General Confer- 
ence, and to send a copy to each Delegate of the General 



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Journal of the 19^4 General Conference 



MAY 6 

Eleventh Day 
Saturday 
Morning 



Chaplain Price 
Presented 



Adjournment 



Conference, to each Bishop, to each member of the Judicial 
Council, and to each approved College, Seminary, and 
Theological School of The Methodist Church in the United 
States; the expense for publication and distribution to be 
charged to the General Conference Expense Fund." 

Glenn R. Phillips (Southern California-Ari- 
zona), Chairman of the Committee on Courtesies 
and Privileges, presented Chaplain Harry Allen 
Price, of the Pittsburgh Annual Conference, and 
stationed at the Winter General Hospital, Topeka, 
Kansas, to the Conference. 

After various announcements, the Conference 
adjourned w^ith prayer, offered by George W. 
Henson (Philadelphia). 



MAY 6 

Elbvknth Day 
Saturday 
Aftemowi 



Bishop J. 
Lloyd Decell, 
Presides 



Journa,! 
Report 



Courtesies 



W. M. Burnett 
Presented 



Resolution re 
Y.M.C.A 



ELEVENTH DAY, SATURDAY, MAY 6, 1944, 
AFTERNOON SESSION 

Pursuant to adjournment, the General Confer- 
ence convened at 2:30 P.M., Saturday afternoon, 
May 6, 1944, with Bishop J. Lloyd Decell in the 
Chair. 

Bishop J. Lloyd Decell announced, and the Con- 
ference stood and joined in singing, Hymn No. 
302, "Sv^eet Hour of Prayer," after which G. 
Mont Davenport (North Alabama) led in prayer. 

The Report of the Committee on Journal (DB- 
313) was presented and adopted, as follows: 

"We have examined the Journal of Friday night's ses- 
sion of May 5, 1944, and it is correct." 

(Signed) Frederick L. Pedersen. 

Glenn R. Phillips (Southern California-Ari- 
zona), Chairman of the Committee on Courtesies 
and Privileges, presented the following matters, 
and action was taken on each, as indicated. 

(1) Presented Chaplain William M. Burnett, 
of the Troy Annual Conference stationed at Fort 
Robinson, Nebraska. 

(2) Presented the following Resolution (DE- 



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314) which, on his motion, duly seconded, was 
adopted : 

Whereas, On June 6, 1944, the Young Men's Christian 
Association will observe its one hundredeth anniversary, 
and 

Whereas, This great international Christian move- 
ment has always been considered one of the oytgrowths 
of the Christian Church, and has continued to be an arm 
of the Church ; therefore be it 

Resolved, That the Methodist Church by action of the 
1944 General Conference urge all Methodist churches to 
recognize in their services to be held Sunday, June 4th, 
in whatever way may be appropriate this one hundredeth 
anniversary of the Young Men's Christian Association, 
and that a message of congratulation and felicitation be 
sent to the whole movement through its General Secretary, 
Mr. Gene Barnett, by the Secretary of this General Con- 
ference. 



MAY • 

Elbventh Day 
Saturday 
Afternoon 



(3) Presented Rev. Horace E. Dewey, of the 
North China Conference, recently repatriated 
from a Japanese internment camp, who addressed 
the Conference on the necessity and importance 
for missionary recruiting. 

(4) Presented Thomas E. Ward (Liberia), 
President of Liberian College, Monrovia, Liberia, 
who brought greetings from the Liberian Annual 
Conference, the oldest missionary field of the 
Church; from Bishop John M. Springer and also 
from the President of the Republic of Liberia, a 
local preacher of The Methodist Church. 

(5) Presented Charles A. Jones (*) (Ohio) 
for a pfivileged Resolution (DB-315). On motion 
of Charles A. Jones (*) (Ohio), duly seconded, 
the following Resolution was adopted : 



Rev. H. E. 
Dewey 



Thomas E. 
Ward 



Resolution 
Charles A. 
Jones re 
Executive 
Secretaries 



Be it resolved. That the General Conference express its 
sincere appreciation of the effective services given through- 
out the quadrehnium by the Executive Secretaries of our 
Boards and Agencies. 



(6) Presented Paul N. Garber 



Resolution 
(Western P- N. Garber 
re Greetinja 



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MAY 6 North Carolina) for the presentation of a Resolu- 
eleventudav ^^^^ (DB-316). On motion of Paul N. Garber 
Afternoon (Wcstem North Carolina), duly seconded, the 
Resolution was adopted, as follows: 

"Be it resolved, That the members of the Conference 
of 1944 of The Methodist Church send our fraternal greet- 
ings and affectionate regards to all branches of Methodism 
related to the Ecumenical Methodist Council, and we pray 
that the day may speedily come when all the spiritual 
sons and daughters of John Wesley will be enabled again 
to work together in our common task of the spiritual and 
social redemption and reconstruction of the entire 
world." 

(Signed) 

Paul N. Garber, 
Henry H. Crane, 
Nolan B. Harmon, Jr. 

^libenp. (7) Presented Albert P. Shirkey (Southwest 

H^ughtor Texas) for a privileged Resolution. On motion of 
Albert P. Shirkey (Southwest Texas), duly sec- 
onded, the following Resolution (DB-317) was 
adopted : 

Whereas, Dr. James R. Houghton, the Director of 
Music for this General Conference, has added so richly 
to all of the sessions of the Conference by his directing 
and singing, 

Be it, therefore, resolved, That we express to him our 
deep and abiding appreciation for his helpful and inspir- 
ing ministry of music. 

(Signed) 

L. U. Spellman, 
R. F. Curl, * 
Albert P. Shirkey. 

Resolution of Albert P. Shirkev (Southwest Texas), for the 

Thanks .. \ 

Committee on Courtesies and Privileges, present- 
ed a Resolution (318), and, on his motion, duly 
seconded, it was adopted, as follows: 

"We express our appreciation to the Paseo Methodist 
Church for the use of the Memorial Organ dedicated to 



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the memory of Dr. Cladius B. Spencer, former Editor of M^Y * 
The Christian Advocate; and to Mr. J. Max Kruwcl, who Eleventh Day 
has provided the excellent music for this General Con- Saturday 
ference." 

Committee on Courtesies and Privileges. 



Afternoon 



(8) Presented Ernest W. Peterson (*) (Ore- 
gon), for a privileged matter. On motion of Er- 
nest W. Paterson (*) (Oregon), seconded by Lud 
H. Estes (Memphis), the following was adopted 
(DB-319) : 

This body has Rules requiring the filing with the 
Secretary of three copies of all matters to be presented 
to it. 

I believe you are entitled to know of the faithful com- 
pliance with this Rule by Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, 
Secretary of the Council of Bishops. His reports have been 
neatly typed for immediate filing with the Documents of 
this Conference. 

On behalf of the Secretarial Staff, the Daily Advocate 
Staff, and the stenotype operators, I desire to thank 
Bishop Oxnam for his co-operation in this important 
matter of keeping our records in good form. 
(Signed) 

Ernest W. Peterson. 

(9) Presented the Report of the Sifting Com- 
mittee, and moved its adoption. The motion, duly 
seconded, prevailed. For Report see page 757. 

George W. Henson (Philadelphia), Chairman 
of the Committee of Chairmen, moved that we 
now take up the Calendar to hear from the Com- 
mittee on Enabling Acts and Legal Forms. The 
motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

Arthur A. Callaghan (Maine), Chairman of the 
Committee on Enabling Acts and Legal Form