King's Business - 1951-03

cle friends as an ardent preacher against false doctrine. Our sympa­ thies go to the family of the deceased. Mary Sutherland, daughter of Dean S. H. Sutherland, and James Richard Chase became husband and wife on December 16th at the Wilshire Meth­ odist Church. Both are present stu­ dents at Biola. Laura Best ’35, has been moved to Sokoto, Northern Ni­ geria, W. Africa. This brings her closer to her sister, Mary Best-Owings whose husband, Duane Owings is very ill at this time. Preparations are un­ der way for Beth Albert ’47 to go to India to work among the lepers there. Her visa has been granted and she will be supported by the Hinson Me­ morial Baptist Church, Porflrmd. Ore. Sympathies to Ray ’46 and Carol Kuy- per-Zuercher ’44, in the death of their little four-year-old daughter, Sharon Jean, in December. They are serving in Colombia, a hard field for mission­ ary endeavor. Pray for them. Frank L. and Frances Stradley ’42, Michael and Daniel, P.O.Box 784,Seward,Alas­ ka, maintain week-day Bible classes for children. With the Lord John Bissell Trowbridge, A.B., Mus. B., A.M., B.D., D.S.M., passed on to his eternal reward on January 22nd. Perhaps no man has done so much for music in and through the Bible Institute as this man of God. In 1917 he was called by Dr. R. A. Torrey to head the department of, music where he labored a quarter of a century until his retirement just a few years ago. The life of this Christian musician stands unblemished. His testimony which covered the nation, and even the world, was both fundamental and sweet. His gracious approaches to life are examples which those who knew him cannot but follow. Dr. Trowbridge, who brought the writer to the Institute as a faculty member in 1919, was known espe­ cially for his wide knowledge of hymnology and for his unbounded success with men’s glee clubs. Before coming to Los Angeles, Dr. Trow­ bridge was for many years on the faculty of the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, and in all gave fifty years to actual sacred music teaching in the field of fundamental Christianity. His philosophy was that of Martin Lu­ ther, who said, “ I wish to see all arts, principally music, in the service of Him who gave and created them.” (The above is a tribute to the former Director of Music of the Bible Institute of Los Angeles by Dr. Herbert G . Tovey, successor and present Director of the School of Sacred Music.) Page Thirty-one

as weather conditions permit. They are thanking the Lord for a Christian physician, a former missionary in China, who has moved into their area. Everett is recuperating nicely from a minor surgical operation, and sends greetings to former students and co­ laborers in the mailing department of the King’s Business. Phyllis Bapple ’47, formerly on the King’s Business editorial staff, now in Khartoum, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, writes, “ I love these Sudanese women . . . Come with me to visit our neighbors . . . We knock on a wooden door which is in a mud wall, and are invited in. There is not much to see: mud walls, chickens running about, a goat, probably some cats, and maybe a dog. Under a mat in the back we see an old woman making coffee over a little fire. Women, in this area, live in the poorer quarters and are very restricted. Moslem women here are much better off than in many lands, but they are without our Saviour. Will you pray for them?” Lawrence and Meta Schroeder- Powell ( ’39), announce the arrival on September 9th of Della Katherine, who has already found a place in the hearts of the other little Powells. At first she was “ Mama’s baby” but she has now become “ Our baby”—the joy and delight of the home. In addi­ tion to the eleven classes taught in the County schools, a new Sunday school has been opened at Gumm Springs. The attendance is good and the inter­ est encouraging. From Williamsburg, Iowa, comes a little messenger announcing “ Peek-a- Boo—-I’m here! My folks are mighty proud of me ’Cause I’m as cute as I can be.” Signed— Frank John Nidey, young son of John Harold and Ger­ trude Vanderveer-Nidey ’46. Date of arrival, Dec. 10th, 1950. Herman J. ’39 and Marguerite Hoffman Baerg, are teaching in the Tabor Bible Institute at Dalmeny, Sask., Canada. Marguerite is a grad­ uate of Wheaton College and teaches music. They have four children, De- lores, 8, and three little sons. Biola Flashes Harold S. Dutton ’34, and family have arrived in New York from Indo- China where they have served since 1938. Roy A. Beucler, a former Biola student who left to further his edu­ cation at the Philadelphia School of the Bible, was stricken with spinal meningitis on July 22nd, ’50, and went to be with Christ two days later. Roy was a brother-in-law of Harry A. Mc- Gimsey, known to Biola Family Cir­

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them . . . I give unto them eternal life: and they shall never perish” (John 10:27,28). Peter J. Brashler ’38, in a chal­ lenging article in Inland Africa por­ traying the Congo’s changing culture calls attention to the past and present of this great continent. Peter closes his message observing that “ Missions have arrived at a crucial stage of development. The problems . . . are momentous and demand sober and deliberate thinking.” S. Herbert Bess ’42, B.Th. ’44, is instructor of Hebrew and a member of the middler class at Grace Theo­ logical Seminary, Winona Lake, Ind. Our own Reid McCullough, Hebrew teacher at Biola, whose pupil he was, was delighted to hear this good news, which comes through an item in the Brethren Missionary Herald. The Harry Hurlburts have been assigned to work among the boys and girls at Aru, Congo Beige, while Bea­ trice Tannehill-King ’25, will take up work among the women at Aungba, via Irumu, Congo Beige. Ralph Colburn ’40, has concluded evangelistic meetings in Yakima, Wash., with some remarkable conver­ sions. One filling station owner, oper­ ating on the usual 7-day-a-week basis, on the Sunday following his conver­ sion, put out a sign on his station reading, Closed on Sundays. The sta­ tion had operated cigarette and pin­ ball machines. Monday morning he called the owner to come and remove them. Overtures were made to re­ place them with newer and better machines if he would but keep them in operation. To this the new convert replied, “ Our business relations have been fine . . . It is only that, from here on, I am trusting and serving the Lord.” The machines went out. Everett ’37 and Mina Bachelder, Palmer, Alaska, are serving the Lord in the Valley Christian Home for Children, and evangelize and preach MARCH, 1951

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