The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

The 1923 Graphic

Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross

Stronghurst Graphic, Oct. 4, 1923

BIBLE SCHOOL CONVENTION: The annual Henderson County Bible School Convention which was held in the M. E. Church drew a large assembly of interest and earnest workers and the program was full of features which were calculated to inspire and encourage these workers to renewed energy in the Bible School field.

The convention was called to order by Clarence Gibb of Biggsville, president of the association and devotion was led by Rev. Riddington of the Raritan Baptist Church.  Rev. C. H. Lietchfield gave a short address entitled “The Facts as They Are.”  He called attention to the large percentage of nominally Christian people who were not reached by Bible School and that many were receiving no instruction of any kind along religious lines.  Coming down to Henderson County, he said that of the 10,000 or more inhabitants of the county, only about 2,200 were enrolled in the Bible School.  Concerning the time spent in instruction in religious things, he said that among Protestants only about a half hour a week or about 24 hours a year were given to special religious instruction of the young while the Catholics gave 200 hours a year and the Jews gave a greater amount…The next speaker was Dr. J. C. Page of Chicago who spoke on “Our Need and Henderson County’s Need.”  The convention reassembled at 1:30 pm with devotionals given by Rev. Jones of Little York.  Miss Emma Marshall of Stronghurst read a paper on “What Part Has the Holy Spirit in Revival?”  Other speakers continued throughout the afternoon…CIRCUIT COURT PROCEEDINGS: The court convened for the Oct. term with Judge W. F. Graham presiding. The Grand Jury was organized by the selection of C. C. Collins of Media as foreman and Clyde Brouse of Gladstone as clerk.  The greater part of the second day was occupied in entering orders pertaining to cases on the docket.  The larger part of the cases to come before court are Chancery cases.  The only jury case likely to be tried is that of Ditto vs  Greenlimb etal which is an ejectment case and will probably require two days for completion. The Grand Jury completed its labors and found no true bills of indictment.  They visited the county jail and their report to the court was that they found conditions there to be neat and sanitary.