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The 1942 meeting of the Kings Mountain Baptist Association took place at New Hope Baptist Church in Earl, NC. The introductory sermon was delivered by W. P. Biggerstaff. The Association voted to divide future meetings between two locations. It was reported that Boiling Springs Junior College has been renamed Gardner-Webb College after the Govenor O. Max Gardner and his wife Fay Webb Gardner. L. Bun Olive, missionary to Japanese-occupied China, reported on his 6 month imprisonment in China by Japanese forces. WMU reported that they have 92 funtioning organizations within the association and had raised $9000 in mission funds; their expanded report is at the end of the minute book. The report on the North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem stated that 2,500 patients recieved free care; it is important for the association to continue to support the hospital's work. The report on Public Morality discussed the morality of war and the condition of humanity leading to a war situation. They called a vote of the Association to lead a protest of the sale of alcohol in and near army training camps. They also seek to entreat the local government to forbit the sale of alcohol on Sundays. Funds in the amount of $6479.43 were raised for Gardner-Webb College.
1942, October 22
New Hope Baptist Church
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Kings Mountain Baptist Association Collection, Minutes of the Kings Mountain Baptist Association, 1942. Series 1, Box 5, University Archives, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC.