[Letters of Rev. Dr. Thomas McHutchin Cunningham] Page: 12 of 414
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May 27, 1918. t
The Chatauqua tis occupying the minds of the people now
and it should. It is highly educational,stirridSlp patriotic
and morally elevating in almost every entertainment.
It was very unfortunate, however, that the band came on O rday.
If Dr.Landrith'$,or any religious or patriotic leo-urer,had
come that day it would hate been much moresuitable
for the day,and there would have been no objection to our g
giving way the evening church hour to it. But with the
t, band to entertain us with a secular program I could not
Conscientiously consent. Nevertheless I was overruled and
*our church withtthe rest gate way. It is not necessary to
t say how great a temptation I was under to break the Sabbath
for I would rather hear a good band (and it was among the
| best,they say) than to hear and see the whole of the Chatauwua
besides, from a standpoint of pleasure alone. However,
E I had company and we stayed away. But aside from the
band I have gotten more than the worth of my season ticket
already,and the program is only half over.
We are losing two of our most useful members from the t^
church this week,Mr.and Mrs.J.H.Jones,who are moving to
San Antonio where he assumes management of Armour
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