The next Youth for Christ rally, the ninth in the series, will be held Saturday night, May 11 at the Columbia Township auditorium, followed by a second May rally, the night of Saturday, May 25.
The address brought Saturday night by Walter F. Anderson, chief of the North Carolina Bureau of Investigation, resulted in 16 professions to the Christian living. Each was advised to affiliate with the church of his choice and to enter actively upon Christian living.
Testimonies were offered Jesse R. Henderson, Jr. of the Columbia police department and by T. Pou Taylor, solicitor of the Fifth Judicial district, R. S. Younginer, a member of the police department, brought the prayer.
Leigh Markham conducted the community singing.
Kermit Albertson of the University of South Carolina sang “the Holy City,” with choral accompaniment by 150 YFC choir singers.
Neal Jones conducted the Bible quiz.
Little nine-year-old, Margie Ross of the Blaney section sang two soprano numbers, “God’s Wonderful Grace” and “Sunshine.”
The Youth for Christ parade was held Saturday afternoon on Main street, under chairman, the Rev. E. G. Anderson and some 700 young people participated. There were a number of floats, cars representing various churches here and in nearby counties, others from Batesburg, Charleston and other places, also a cordon of service men in uniform and uniformed hospital nurses. Several bands played. The Westervelt home children were dressed in costumes from many foreign lands.