Mr. R. A. Woods, Head Worker at the South End House, Boston, delivered the first of the series of five Southworth Foundation lectures on "The Church and the Social Awakening," in the Andover Seminary Building yesterday afternoon.
The speaker pointed out that the Christian field of work was one of deed rather than of work, that in it lay a boundless opportunity for moral enterprise. To solve the modern social problems not only is investigation of causes necessary, but also an organized policy of discipline and order in carrying it out. The union of churches by sects in order to perfect their spheres of local influence was a method to make the system a nation-wide one.
In closing the speaker mentioned the evils of child labor and the advantages of the public vocational schools in launching young workers on their way to employment.