Forrest D. Moyer, Box 43, Tucumcari, New Mexico, April 6: "We concluded our spring meeting last evening. Curtis Camp of Amarillo, Texas, preached. The preaching was excellent and interest was fine. Seven were baptized and five restored. My next meeting is in Spearman, Texas, April 24 through May 3."
Quentin A. Dunn, Box 273, Eldorado, Texas, April 7: "I have just returned from a very enjoyable meeting in Blanco, Texas. One was restored, three confessed faith in Christ and requested baptism. Brother Raymond DeSpain is the faithful preacher there, and is doing a good work. I have time for some more meetings during the summer and fall."
TEXAS NORMAL SINGING SCHOOL SABINAL, TEXAS We wish to call attention to our half page ad in the Gospel Guardian of recent issue. Applications are coming in and we are anticipating a good enrollment this summer. In case you cannot find this particular copy of the Gospel Guardian we would suggest that the age of enrollment is from 12 years of age on up. The complete cost of room, meals, and instruction for the school is $65.00. School opens June 7th and closes June 20th. Remember our work is devoted to training the song leaders, song writers, and teachers for the churches of Christ. Send all mail and inquiries to our winter address, P. O. Box 293, Crystal City, Texas, until June 1st. An early response will be profitable to you and helpful to us. Remember this is our 8th Annual Session with students having come from 17 states. If there should be someone who would like to finance a student we always have those whom we can help.
Ernest A. Finley, 250 N. Millwood Ave., Wichita 2, Kansas: "Our recent debate, held March 24-27 here in Wichita, was a glorious victory for truth. Brother W. Curtis Porter, Monette, Arkansas, met John Causey, Missionary Baptist, Little Rock, Arkansas. Brother Porter did not leave a single Baptist error standing when the debate closed. We are thankful to the Lord that He has such men of ability and courage to defend the truth. Only the most biased could fail to see that Brother Porter had the situation well in hand at all times. Since the first of the year I have conducted two meetings and assisted in a third. I had the honor of conducting the first meeting in the new church building for the Elpyco church here in Wichita. Three responded during this meeting. In February I was in Athens, Alabama, with the Eastside congregation in a meeting. Eight baptized and a large number of confessions of wrongs. In March Brother Wilburn Hill and I worked together in a meeting at Norwich, Kansas. In the first half of the meeting I preached, then Brother Hill took over and finished up. One was baptized. I begin a gospel meeting tonight, April 6, at Isabel, Kansas. In October I am to assist the congregation at Nacogdoches, Texas, in a meeting. I still have time for one more meeting in 1953. Our work here at West Douglas moves steadily along. My mother, Mrs. A. B. Finley, has accepted a position with Maude Carpenter Home as matron for the smaller girls. We are glad to have her in Wichita with us."
James W. Reynolds, 135 Vernon Place, Pueblo, Colorado, April 5: "March 18th through the 29th I was in a meeting with the Sixth and Iowa congregation in Chickasha, Okla. Five were baptized and two restored. Brother Bob Hawkins has done a fine job with this congregation. Beginning Sunday, April 19th, to continue through the 29th Brother C. E. McGaughey and Brother Palmer Wheeler will be with the church here in a gospel meeting. Naturally we are looking forward to a great meeting. Several have responded to the invitation here since our last report."
Marvin. Kelley, Raymondville, Texas: "Last month, March 3-9, I met Isaac J. Smith, Baptist, in a debate at the church in Raymondville. We discussed the Baptist teachings on the plan of salvation, baptism, faith only, apostasy, and the church establishment. I will meet him again in the Baptist Tabernacle in Pueblo, Colo., April 7-12. Would appreciate your announcing this so that all may attend that care to. M. R. Phillips of Victoria will probably moderate for me. We here at the church at Raymondville feel that much good was had in the discussion here. Mr. Smith was a gentleman at all times and stood the test much better than his doctrine. He admitted a child of God could fall from grace and we have it on tape. We are hopeful that we can get him to repeat the statement before his own people."
Harold Griffin, DeKalb, Texas, April 9: "I plan to terminate my work with this congregation here in the not too distant future. I would be glad to hear from anyone needing a preacher. I am thirty three years old, have a wife and three children, ages 3-5-8. I have been preaching for seven years. For references you may contact the congregation here, the elders of the church at Belle Plaine, Kan., c/o Harold Martin or Brother W. W. Otey at Belle Plaine, Kan. Write me at Box 521 or call DeKalb 2136."
VERY MUCH ALIVE H. F. Sharp, Conway, Arkansas In the Bible Advocate, a religious paper edited by Brother John Allen Hudson, is an article by Brother Rue Porter under the title "Meditations." In paragraph five he says, "There are no more Joe S. Warlicks or C. R. Nichols . . ."
Brother Rue has evidently lost himself out there in California. Joe S. Warlick has been dead for a dozen years or more; C. R. Nichol is very much alive — painfully so to any Baptist or other denominational preacher whom the sectarians can persuade to meet him. Not long ago I heard him meet James Dew, Missionary Baptist preacher of Fort Worth, Texas, in debate. Not a single Christian, nor a single Baptist, who heard that discussion was in any doubt as to who was the master there. Nichol is one man whose thinking has not been dimmed by age, and whose power in debate makes the enemy of the truth tremble. He never misses a point. For nearly three years now he has been trying, unsuccessfully, to get D. N. Jackson to meet him in debate in southeast Missouri.
Brother Nichol preached in twenty-three meetings last year, besides speaking in lectureships in Abilene, North Carolina, and the Lower Rio Grande Valley; besides which he carries on a heavy correspondence, and keeps busy in writing his books and articles. Incidentally, he still swings a pretty potent golf club. No, Brother Rue, you are way off base to say "There are no more . . . C. R. Nichols!" The time will come when C. R. Nichol will join those giants of old who have laid their armor down; but as of now he is still very much alive and in the thick of the battle.