The American Missionary Volume 76, No. 4

The American Missionary Volume 76, No. 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...is a room suitable for men's meetings, Boy Scouts, Camp Fire Girls, Christian Endeavor, socials, and the customary meetings of the church.. Rather unusual uses have developed also. Every day an Anti-Fat Club meets here. Women with too much avoirdupois have enrolled in the Wallace Institute of Chicago. Dressed in "gym" clothes, they follow the prescribed exercises to music given on the Wallace phonograph records." "Truly, brother," sighed Charles, "our class meetings were never like this." "The newest use of this room is quite unique," continued the guide. "The Boy Scout troop received a large money gift from the Flatbush Congregational Church of Brooklyn. With part of it they are buying a wireless telephone receiver. With the help of an amplifier, radio concerts given every Thursday by the NewsTimes-Reynolds Radio Service of Denver, three hundred miles away, will be received here and enjoyed by large audiences." "That the ether waves will bring to those in the country some of the best in the city life, I can see clearly," remarked John. "This room," went on the guide, "is the ladies' room. Auto-knitters' clubs may soon meet here, and the women will knit socks for their husbands and the heathen on little machines, rather than by hand as our grandmothers did. On Sundays the room is used as a 'Worship Nursery.' Here babies under three years of age are left in the care of a reliable woman while the mothers attend the adjoining church, which we call 'The House of Prayer.'" "What work do you do for children?" asked Charles. "We have the classes in the Church School, a club named the Bluebirds, and the Junior Christian Endeavor. Next fall we hope...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236884396
  • 9781236884398