PUBLISHED By THE LUTHERANORPHAN HOME.
VOLUMEXXVIl~' SALEM, VIRGINIA.. A G." 1922. NUMBER 8.
other. In spite of its diminutive
Isize, it performs its work perfect-
PR ESIDENT OF 'IHE BOARD Rev. ly. -Exchange.
J. L. Sieber, Roanoke, Va. .•
SECRETARY AND TREASURER R. Nachusa Orphans' Home sup-:
W. Kime, Esq.,Salem, Va. ported by the Illinois synod is plan
SUPERINTENDENT J. T. Crabtree, ning to erection or two new cot-
Salem, Va. '
ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT ',tages to' house twenty orphans
Rev. E. W. Leslie, SalemVa. each. The two' houseswiil cost
MATRON Mrs. L. B. Spracher, about $40,000.
HOUSEKEEPER, Miss Nonie Gable. •••. ----'
'IEACHERS Mrs. G. V. Ruhl, MrsK·I The man who is fond of, good
S. Crabtree, Miss. M. McSherry. b H' 11 '
SEWINGTEACHERMrs. Janie Bailey 00 S IS usua y a man o~ lofty
ASSISTANTS Miss. Mary Crabtree, thought and elevated opinions,
Mrs. Cora Wheeler. --George Dawson.
FARM MANAGERJ. S: Critselous. . •.
PHYSICIAN Dr. G. A. L. Kolmer. VIRGINIA CONFERENCE N.C. SYNOD
The Associate Superintendent
attended the annual convention
of the Virginia Conference of the
United Lutheran synod of North
Carolinarecently held at Mt. Ne~
bo church, summerset,' Va. we
were cordially received and were
given an opportunity. to present
-- --- the work of the Home; The mes-
"Why does that old hen al- sage was heard by' an attentive
way:; want to roost on the letter and interested audienc-e. Besides
box?" a cash off'cring of $22.15, we were
"she was hatched from a par- given assurances of assistance by
, eel-post egg" ' , ,__ various congregetions and indi-
A tinytypewrjter has been in- viduals. This body of loyal Luth-
vented 9Y a Frenchman, which erans are deeply interested in the
", is small enough to be heldin one! work and drvelopment of the
hand while it is operated with th J Home.
Guard well your spare mom-
ents. They are like uncut dia
monds. Discard them and their
value will never, be known; im-
prove them and they will become
the brightest gems in a useful
2 TH,E MESSENGER
~bt !ht't'tlt8" IANOTHtR CHECK FOR OUR
------____ . 'PRINTING OUTFIT
Published Monthly By We have received another
THE LUTHERAN ORPHAN check fro man "Unknown
Friend" Cameron, S. C. for fif-
teen dollars to apply on our Job
Printing outfit. This makes thir-
ty -dollars in hand of the $225.00
needed to equip. our office for
doing job work for ourselves and
Somew here on the territory of
our Lutheran church in the South
are thirteen other friends who
are willing to answer this chal-
lenge by sending check for $15.
We will be glad to hear from
these friends at an early day.
How many additional checks
may we report in next. issue of
RATE OF SUBSCRIPTION
~ingle Subscription, one year ... .25
To. one address, ten copies or more.
ten cents each.
All subscriptions must be paid in
I;:ntered at the. Post Office in SA-
LEM, VA.• as second class matter.
iccf!ptance for mailing at special
••te of postage provided for in Sec.
1103, Act of Oct. 3, 1917, authorized
Oct. 20, 19:!0.
There are now no. reduced rates to.
our Horne, either by freight or ex-
Take Special Not.ice to These Ship-
ping Dlrect ions r
press. Please mark your shipments
plainly to. LUTHERAN ORPHAN
HOME, SALEM, VIRGINIA. Pre-
paid freight and express is o.f great
ass istance to. our Home,
The needs and wants of our
Lutheran Orphan Horn e are far
more identical than those spoken
of elsewhere. Let us explain:- We
want the co-operation of all
fr.iends, Sunday Schools and
churches in' helping us meet our
monthly expense bills, for we
GOOD RESOLUTIONS. need it; we want 12 more friends
A certain church prints on the to meet our Lutheran Pastor's
back of its program of services ;offer of $15,00, each, to equip
these words:- our Printing Office to-do credi-
I will not worry. table Job work; We want an
I will not be afraid, iron safe to protect the valuable
I will not give way to anger books and papers of the Home,
I well not yeild to envy, jeal- for business prudence shows that
ously or hatred. we need it; we want supplies of
I will be kind to every man, clothing, cloth, shoes, stockings
woman and child with whom I and canned goods of all kinds,-
come in contact. and all supplies eatable and
I will be cheerful and hopeful. I wearable, for all conditions show
I will trust in God and brave-I that we certainly do NEED these
ly face the future,' Ithings. .
THE MESSENGER 3
DEAD WHEN WORTHLESS. I I will cease to sit repmmg
Every worthless man is a dead Iwhile my duty, call is clear.
man. In schools that were old I will waste no moment whining
when Jesus was born it was a and my heart shall know no fear.
part of the discipline to regard as I will looksometime about me
dead any student who grew for the things that merit praise;
weary of studying to be useful I will search for hidden beau-
or returned to an idle life. And ties that include the grumbler's
it was customary, when such an gaze
one died, to place on his tomb an I will try and find contentment
inscription that would serve as a in the paths that I must tread,
warning to others lest they also I will cease to have resentment
squander 'their days and live to no when another moves ahead.
useful purpose. Our Lord gave I will not be swayed by envy
this idea an em.phasis it never when my rival's strenth is shown:
had before. To Him a man' was I will not deny his merit, but
dead, not when his breath went I'll strive to show my own;
from him and his body returned I will try to see the beauty
to the dust, but when he ceased spread before me. rain or shine.
to live for .others. In His thought I will cease to preach your duty
"that man may last but never and he more concerned with
lives," who forgets his relation- mine.
ship to God and man. In that
sense and soul must be adapted
adequate and assimilated to pre-
serve the soul' life. Outward
forms are good, but they cannot
be substituted for deep spiritual
life Paint is good and is needed
. It has value of preservative and
as beautifier. But decaying
wood, or rusting iron, can not be
saved, by a few coats of standard
paint. No more can a life be
saved from failure by surface
---LUTHERAN YOUNG FOLKS.
--- ...••••...... _--
I will start anew this morning
with a higher; fairer creed;
I will cease to stand complain
. ing of my ruthless brother's
COLLEGE CHURCH NEARING
College Lutheran Church, the
handsome new structure in
course of erection by the Luth-
erans of Salem, Va., is nearing
completion and will be ready for
use in a few months.
When completed, the building .
will be the most up-to-date and
beautiful church in the city, and
is justly the pride and joy of the
loyal Lutherans of Salem. This
is the church home of our Orphan
TO THE MANY FRIENDS OF THE HOME.
Please mar.k all donations with
the name of the donor and ad-
dress, so that we can keep an
accurate account of all donations.
4 THE ~.'f'''SENGER
TWO THINGS THAT NEVER END. I the impression that he is s~lling
There are at least two things Iby the Golden Rule; that he IS con
that are endless--a perfect circle sidering the man at the other
an~ ~ur Orphan Horne needs. end of the bargain. This is the
This tIme,. besides our Job best rule for action in any and
Prmtmg outfit mentioned else- ..'
where in this issue every kmd of buisness, How
WE NEED A SEPARATOR. much of sorrow a~d d~sappoint-
. . ment would be avoided If all men
The milk from our herd of lived I according to this blessed
nine fine cows would yield twen- Rule spoken by the Master
tv-five per-cent more butter.and Himself.
eliminate the handling and car-
ing for large quantities of milk There is nothing in human life
if we had a separator. We have a so precious to God. neither clev-
er words nor famous deeds. as
special price of $80 from the the sacrifices of love.
dealer on one of the best ma- -Ian Maclaren
chines on the market. but we do •••
not have the $80 for th is purpose. I A CORRECTION
We are wondering if some kind The contribution of $10.20
friend or generous congregation credited in last issue to Mt.
will not send us a check for the Pleasant S. S., Sands, N. C.,
should have been credited to Old
an:ount and enable us ~opurchase Mt. Pleasant, Sandi, N. C. We
this much needed equipment for rs glad to make this correction.
our dairy. -- __ •.••0----
WE ALSO NEED AN IRON SAFE OLDCHILD~EN-NEW CHILDREN-
Th E' . '. MORE ROOM NEEDED.
e xecut~;e Commitee m- Some are going: some are «om-
s~ructed us to get a safe," but ing:many others are waiting.vyes:
did not tell us whsre to find the several children went out from
safe or the money--another case the home recently, -two to Alber-
of "making brick without straw." marie, N. C.; two to Norfolk and
UTeare 0 deri in if three to Newport News, Va.-Butvy w n ermg agam I some .
of our rich Lutherans who have these vacancies th~s made have
been U d th
it f b been more than filledt- as fol-
n er e necessi yo uy- .
ing ala f Id t d lows:- One from Princeton, W. Varger sa e, wou no 0- .
nate to the Home the old one, or f~o from ~an:ls; t;o fr~ml ~u~-
send us money enough to buy a ~ngto.n an t ree r~m. a el?, ..
new one. Thank you, kind friend, '1~aht IS sevebn ouft an
' d d . Wit anum er 0 ot ers as mg
r mg aroun an seemg . . .
what ca b d
ith b th and waiting. 0, how we wish we
n e one on el . er or 0 .
forezoi iti had room to take m all the needy
e oregomg propos: IOns. .
Thank you! on~s who are applying. Help .us,
__ --.... Friends, to put up more Build-
WORKING BY THE GOLDEN RULE. ings for more children. Do not
A certain shrewd buisness man let this precious opportunity for
~ays that the salesman he likes service for the M~t.e}' pass .,p~
best is the one that gives him you. ''':~
----. .•.... ---
THE MESSENGER 5
maybe: It IS a moving, potent
shield that protects many a family
from the poorhouse. All honor
to the brave toiler! God bless
the girl who works.
-·PITTSBURGH C. ADV.
If we read the Bible aright,
we read a book which teaches us
to go forth and do the work of
the Lord; to do the work of the
Lord in the world as we find it,
to try to make things better in
this world, even if only a little
better, because we have lived in
it. That kind of work can be
done only by the man who is
neither a weakling nor a coward
by the man who in the fullest
sense of the word is a Christian
like Great Heart, Bunyan's hero.
We plead for a closer and wider
and deeper study of the Bible, so
that our people may be in fact as
well as in theory, "doers of the
ord and not hears only."
GOD BLESS THE GIRL WHO WORKS.
God bless the girl who works!
She is not too proud t. earn her
own living, Rot ashamed to be
caught at her daily task. She
smiles at you from behind the
counter or desk or printer's esse.
There is sweet memory in every
thing she touches. She is like
the brave mountaineer, alreadv
far up the precipice--climbing,
struggling, rejoicing. The very
sight is an inspiration, It is an
honor to know this girl and to be
worthy of her esteem. Lift your
hat to her, young man, as she ---- ••.•---
passes by. She is a queen in the Some of the assistants are tak-
realm of womanhood. She is a ing their vacation at the present
princess among the toilers. Her time. We miss them in their re-
hand may bQ stained by dish-· spective places, but are glad to
washing, factory grease or print _ have them spend a few weeks
er's ink, but it is an honest hand. with their relatives and friends
It stays misfortune from the and take pleasant trips to inter-
home; it supports an invalid one esting places.
THE MUSIC OF LABOR.
The banging of the hammer,
The whirling of the plain,
T-he crashing of the busy saw,
The creaking of the crane,
The ringing of the anvil,
The grateing of the drill,
The clatter of the turning lathe,
The whirling of the mill,
The buzzing of the spindle,
The rattling of the loom,
The puffing, of the engine,
The fan's continual boom.
The clipping of the tatlor's shears.
The driving of the awl.>-
These rounds of happy industry,
I love--I love them all.
The clicking of the magic type,
The earnest thoughts of men,
The toiling of the giant press,
The scratching of the pen,
The tapping of the yardstick,
The tinkling of the scale,
The whistling of the needle,
(When no bright cheek is pale).
The humming of the cooking stove,
The surging of the broom,
The patting feet of childhood,
The housewife's busy hum,
The buez.ing' of the scholars,
The teacher, s kindly call---
The sounds of active industry,
I love·--I love them all.
6 THE MESSENGER
PHILOSOPHY IN BROKEN DOSES.
Enthusiasm is the headlight on
the train of progress.
Youth views life through rose-
tinted glasses; age through blue
goggles; which is beetter?
Shyness is beautiful in the
wood violet; it is not thought to
be indispensable to a millionaire.
When we're undeservedly praised
we commend the critic's judge-
ment. If we are undeservenly
censured, what do we do then?
When we get Justice, the real-
ity, we may dispense with Char
ity, the sham.
After eating we allow time for
dige-tion. After' reading how
much time do we allow for
A string suggests a man pulling
and being pulled.
We have plenty of ·them and
will be glad to send them to our
friends who will fill them and
return them to us in the fall. We
prepay all charges. Let us know
how many you want and to whom
to send them,
Miss Nonie Gable, of Senoia,
Ga. has accepted the position of
Housekeeper in the Home, and
assumed her duties ,. July
She is proving herself capable
and efficient in this important
department of our Home work,
and we congratulate ourselves
on securing her services.
MISS DORA BARRIER.
Miss Dora Barrier, who for
seventeen years was the efficient
Housekeeper for the Home,
passed peacefully away, after a
lingering illness, at the Home of
her brother, Mr. M. W. Barrier,
near Statesville, N. C., on July
No one has ever worked in the
Home with a higher degree of de-
votion to her duties than she did.
She was loved by all in the Home.
The familiar face .and name of
Miss Dora will be greatly missed
by us all. She loved' the Home
and was thoroughly consecrated
to its great mission. She bore
her sufferings with Christian pa-
tience and resignation, and died
in the triumphs of Christian
faith. "Asleep in Jesus, "
A BETTER WAY
Don't lie in bed and dream and
Of what you'd like to do,
But hop right up an hit your
To make your dreams come true
-Tennyson J. Daft.
Mr. and Mrs, Critselous are re-
ceiving the congratulations of
their freinds upon the arrival in
their home on July 18, of a little
Mr. Critselous is the Superin-
tendent of our farming opsra-
tions. Mrs. Critselous is with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs.C. J.. Harr,
at Indian Springs, Tenn.
THE MIi:SSENGER 7
Our farm manager, Mr. J. S.
Critselous furnishes us with the
following items of interests con-
cerning-our farm and trucking in-
Our crops are all looking very
favorable. We have been blessed
with plenty of rain. Our truck
patches are also doing well and
furnishing plenty of vegetables
for our large family.
Our corn crop is exceptionally
good, there is no better corn in this
section of the state. we have
---SEL. mowed the alfalfa the third time.
----<I... The present crop, while not so
SOUTH CAROLINIANS WILL heavy as the first two,is a good
NOT TAKE A DARE Ione. Pasture lands are in good
S' I' , condition,and our cows are
mce our ast Issue we nave reo doi f 11d tv i . ldi I
ceived two responses to the om~ .u u Y.m yre mg arge
"Challenge" of one of our pas- I qU~llltles of ~tlk and. butter:
tors for our job Printing outfit. 1he threshmg machme has Just
,EW)h of these responses come left our barn. we had twenty -five
fi.~m South Carolina one from acres of wheat ani we threshed
Cameron the other from Ballen- 650 bushels of first quality wheat.
tine. South Carolina Lutherans This was an average of more than
can always be depended on to do twenty-five bushels to .the acre,
their work. which is far above the general
W t d i t t I average for this section.e ye nee JUS we ve more .•..
responses to this effort to raise BEQUESTS TO OTHERS
$2:25to equip our office with type The Tressler Orphan Home, at
for doing- Job Printing. Friends, Loysville,' Pa., will receive,
through the will of Mrs. David
who will be the next to respond H G tl P thays, reeneas e, a., e sum
to this "dare"? of $7,000. The Foreign Mission
Our b:>YRhave just turned out Board and the local Lutheran
a splendid job of printing letter church will each receive $1,000.
heads for the Home, but we A layman in Allentown has
had to have the form set up at a left to the Good 'Shepherd Home
near-by printing' plant. We are a legacy which may reach $75,000
anxious to get our own equipment. The legal title of our Orphan
We will appreciate contributions Home is "The Lutheaan Orphan
for this purpose from friends Home in the South." located at
of the Home. Salem, Virginia.
A crumb will feed a little bird,
A thought prevent an angry
A seed bring forth full many a
A drop of rain foretell a show-
A little cloud the sun will hide,
A dwarf may prove a giant's
A narrow plank a safe bridge
A smile some cheerless spirit
8 THE MESSENGER
CASH RECEIPTS FOR JULY. ·,5.00,HOlYTrinty 8.8., Lynchburg
.C~sh ,2.00, 0. 8. Aker, 25.00, 2 36,Colleg'e Chu!'"th 18.104.22.168,Old
DIvidend, 3.00, Miss Kate 8chaull Mt .. Pleasant 8. 8. Sands, 13. QO
30.00 Lebanon Church 8 8 5 71 R.H. Hamm~nd. 5:00; C. G. ~ea-
Share 8 8 . . . .: 'gle, 6. 84, Linn Mills, 96. 00: ~t.
aron ., GIbsonville, 4.70, Andrews s.S, Plains; 10: 00; Mrs
Salem 8;8. Mt. Sidney, 6.00, Hav- D.S. Haltiwanger, (printing) 15
en Lutheran 8.8. Salisbury 18:05, .00, Mrs. W. W. Walker's little
Interest, 133.98, Interest, 127.50, girls, 5.00, Tom's Brook ." .15.29,
8t. Luke's 8.8. Florence, 6.25,Zion s.~. Crockett, 3.95, Farm
Summer Memo. Church, 2.00, 40. 50, women's Miss, soc, Beth-
8.8. Newport, Va. 4.28, Farmre- lehem, W3JTe<ioIC, 20'((,; sum
turns, 64.65, J.D. Heilig, Treas:- mer Memo. Church, 1. 74; Geo. D
Christ's 8.8. 8pencer,.7,69,Mont. Brown, Treas:- St. Markes, '. '-.
Amoena8eminary 8.8. 8.00,Holly 13.18, Virginia Hieghts s.S.50.
Crove 8.8 ..5.15: -'Phil. 8.8. Gran- OO,Immanuel's, S. '~, 24.33, Mrs'
ite Falls. n.ao, Salem 8.8.Rowan J. T. Runge, 5.00; Va. Conf.
2.95, 8t. John's 8.8. Cherryville, United Synod of N.C,22.15; Inter
32.47. Christiana 8.8. 10.66, Holy terest, 60.00; Mrs. J.D. Shirer,
Trinity 8.8. Charlotte, 7.62, St. 5.00; Rev Paul Sieg, 1.00. Prima-
John's Congo Statesville, 10.23, ry Dept. st. Johns 8.S Charleston
Christ's 8.8. Spencer, 8.38, 1st 8.C 10.00 Interest $]28.33, St.
Church 8. S. Lexington, 6.19, Johns S. 8. Statesville ·9.96
Kimball Memo. S.S. 25.00, E- Total $1,909.43
mmanuel's8.8.High Point, 18.00. . DONATIONS· FOR JULY.
Sharon 8.8. Iredell, 5.55, Union LURAY, VA., Leta MildredFrank, 1
Cone, 12.00, Holy Trinity Congo girl's dr.ess. .
W t 3 12
·C CHINA GROVE, N.C., Class No.2.
au auga, . , enter Grove 8. St. Mark's S. S. 1handsomelyembroid-
8. 15.~1, St. Michael's 8.8. 9.78, ered quilt.·
St. James· 8.8. Newton, 4.50, ROANOKE, VA., Miss Mary Mark-
. ley's S. S. ,class, St. Mark's church,...
St. John's 8.8. Cherryvill«, 16.66, 2 small rocking chairs. Mr. V. P. Hetk-
B . k U' 8 ~ T· t '11 5 00 man,1 dozenrubberballs, 30 pooket diet-
rrc mon S. ~ . rou VI e,. 'ionaries." AFriend"Va. Heights church
Emmanuel S.8. Blountville, 8.30, peaches, plums, second-hand clothing.
1st Eng .. Luth. Church. Rich- CROCKETVA., Mr. A. L. Snaveley
1 barrel apples.
mond, 16.66, Returns from farm, SALEMVA., Rev. Paul. Sieg. large
11.75, Interest, 247.14, V. Hock- number of books and magazines·, and
man,15.JO,::)outhView8.8.10.00, WAYNESBORO, VA., Nettie B.
'A.M. Freeze, 3.00, St Barnabas 8. Rusmisele, P.P. Package dry goods.
8. Charleston, 3.75, Mrs J. A. LOm, VA., Mrs.Andy Eakin, pac-k-
Koon, 23.00,· Emmanue'l 8. S. age clothing.'
RICHMOMD, VA., First English
Woodstock, 25.35, (rphan Home Lutheran church, 33 pillow cases, 32
Helpers' Soc. Pulaski, 7.69, Inter- towels, 6 sheets, I gauze shirt and W
est, 151.81, Women's Miss. Soc. prs. hose.
United Luth. Ch.in American 137 ST. PETERSBURG, FLA., Trinity
48 Unkno n F' d.Came . Lunheran church, 10 dresses.
, w rien ,ameron, CHARLOTTE,N.C.W.P. Bolen,2
(Printing) 15.00,H. P. Copehaver, I baseball bats. '