Balance on hand, August 31—$1,626.80 Receipts Subscriptions—$3,613.17 Memberships—$132.00 Gifts—$3,420.34 Advertisements—$136.00 Bound volumes—$279.00 Annual receipts—$7,580.51 Total receipts—$9,207.31 Disbursements Wobbema Printing—$7,545.45 Miscellaneous—$111.22 Holland Bookbinding—$199.50 Mr. Dykstra, Gift—$300.00 Yakes Office Supply—$90.00 Total Disbursements—$8,246.17 BALANCE ON HAND, AUGUST 31, 1963—$961.14
Balance on hand, August 31, 1963—$961.14 Receipts Subscriptions—$3,796.00 Membership—$137.00 Gifts—$4,944.08 Advertising—$154.00 Bound Volumes—$316.00 Receipts for year—$9,347.08 Total Receipts—$10,308.22
Balance on hand September 1, 1964—$1,336.81 Receipts Subscriptions—$3,674.10 Membership—$166.00 Gifts—$4,824.30 Advertising—$164.00 Bound Volumes—$525.00. Total—$9,353.40 Total receipts—$10,690.21
The convocation exercises of the Seminary were held on September 4. Prof. R. Decker gave the inspirational address, entitled “Peace, A Sword, and our Seminary.” After the address, Prof. H. C. Hoeksema presented the students to the overflow crowd assembled there in Southwest Church. By the time he had finished, no fewer than fifteen young men (and one member of the student body was absent) had risen for the introduction. That in itself, as the Rector pointed out, in his remarks, made of this particular Convocation an historic one.
Dear Members and Friends of the Reformed Free Publishing Association: Once again, in this 51st year of publishing The Standard Bearer, your board comes before you this evening with a resume of the activities connected with its publication during the past twelve months. With the help of our covenant God; who once again gave us faithful editors and writers, and with your generous contributions, we were able this year to expand our witness to those outside the sphere of our churches.