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...place than Rev. Mr. Henry Cooke Salmon then living in Marion, South
Carolina, who came to us for a monthly morning service. It had become a custom for whoever
served us after we became a mission to spend Saturday night through Sunday in one of our
homes. These cultured and rather cut-off men and women enjoyed knowing their minister and
looked forward to his visit. Mr. Salmon was prepared to talk to anyone about anything from
fishing to how "The Rosary" came to be written. He always had a good story to
tell, and never forgot that he had come to bring the message. Like Mr. Guerry,he had a
fine voice and helped with the music.
The following year the service was repeated, but the picnic was
omitted; so altogether it did not have so full a meaning as the first time. Since that
time the home-coming day service has been held in the afternoon. On a Sunday in October
1931, as he was driving out to hold a service, Mr. Poynor was surprised to see many little
white children playing in the road near the Church. These he knew belonged to our
neighbors refugeeing from the Depression. He lost no time in going to see Dr. Matthews to
ask him if he would help him to start a Sunday School for these children. Both Dr.
Matthews and his wife said they would be glad to do so; he then called on me and everyone
else who would be willing to help. On the following Sunday afternoon, we enrolled twenty
children and eight grown-ups, four of whom volunteered as teachers. Dr. Matthews acted as
superintendent and teacher of the Bible class; Mrs. Jordon and Mary Draughan Wiencoff were
organist and choir leader. The school ran for three years with gratifying results. At the
end of this time the refugees scattered to more prosperous jobs and homes, and having
served its purpose, the school was closed. In 1934, during Mr. Poynor's ministry,Mrs. D.
D. Tabor visited St.John's as a U.T.O. worker. Soon after that The Woman's Auxiliary to
the Board of Missions became the Auxiliary to the National Council, giving it a much wider
scope and significance. About this time there was a reshuffling of the women of the parish
and the old societies were designated as chapters of the Auxiliary and given new names.
Mrs. J. W. Wallace says, that soon after this Mrs.Poynor was their guest at a meeting of
the Christ Church Guild held at the home of Mrs. J. C. C. Brunson. She suggested that they
get in line with St. John's and consider themselves a chapter of the Auxiliary with the
name, Alice Gregg; this advice was favorably received, Mrs. J. 'W. Wallace continuing as
leader and Mrs. H. E. Corrie secretary and treasurer.
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