More than 500 persons attended the quarterly meeting of the Fairfield Baptist association training union held yesterday afternoon in the First Baptist chruch at Winnsboro.
Willard B. Jones, associational director of Columbia, was in charge of the gathering. The Rev. H Floyd Surles was host pastor.
Attendance by various Baptist churches in Richland, Fairfield and Lexington churches, by actual count, was as follows:
Blaney, seven; Cayce, 76; Colonial Heights (Columbia), 81; First Baptist (Columbia), 19; Crescent Hill (Columbia), 24; Earlewood (Columbia), 41; Eau Claire, 14; Park Street (Columbia), 87; Rosewood (Columbia), 35.
Also, Shandon (Columbia), 52; Stephen Green Memorial (Winnsboror), 38; Tebernacle (Columbia)12, and First Baptist (Winnsboro), 54/
The attendance banner was won by Cayce, based on the greatest number present from the greatest distance.
The opening devotions were conducted by the Rev. Harry E Alban, pastor of Crescent HIll Baptist church, Two Notch road.
A Winnsboro quartet, consisting of H. S. Sinclair, Gordon Rutland, Stephen Ward and J. R. Cribb, sang, accompanied at the piano by Mrs. J. C. Leavell.
Vocal music was also furnished by a Winnsboro duet, with little Miss Martha Brabham and Miss Ann Mildred Brabham, accompanied by Miss Nina McCrackan.
Two young Cayce women, Miss Betty Butler and Miss Louise Corder, accompanied by Mrs. W. F. Collum, sang.
J. T. Nunn of Tabernacle church, Columbia, entertained with a number of church songs played on a harmonica.
Dial Corder of Cayce spoke on the methods by which training union programs can be strengthened.
Miss Jewel Eddings of Park Street church, told of the better speech contest at Ridge Crest, N. C.
The work in connection with the training school to be conducted this week at First Baptist church, Columbia, was explained by Mrs. Willard B Jones of Shandon church.
The next meeting of the associational executive committee will be conducted April 19, at Earlewood church.
Miss Mamie Lee Nunn of Columbia, was secretary at yesterday’s gathering.