On other matters the Presbyterian General Assembly heard some gloomy, some heartening statistics:
>Since 1929 there has been a net gain of only 9,000 Presbyterians; congregations have had to put six members on the suspended list for every seven received.
> Church debts, however, have been reduced by over $6,000,000 in the last four years, now total about $21,000,000.
> Presbyterian foreign missions have been hard hit307 missionaries are in Jap-controlled areas. But the Assembly voted to recruit 500 new missionaries to send to areas now war-blocked the moment peace comes. Meanwhile Presbyterians are doing more in Latin America.
> Presbyterian ministers are...