Compton Evangelistic Band


The Compton Evangelistic band composed of Christian men of that growing little city to the north came to Mendota Sunday and led the Y. M. C. A. meeting and also had charge of the evening service at the Methodist church. The members who were here are as follows: Mr. Harry Fordham, banker; John Banks, grain buyer; John Clapp, merchant; John Archer, clerk; Ed Bennett, school principal; Vep. Welton, station agent; Floyd Johnson, school teacher; Rev. Clapp, local preacher; Emerson Bennett and Lafe Carnahan, retired farmers; Guy Archer, Evans Kettley, Robert Gilmore, Amos Sweet, Mr. Deyer and Ziney Fairchilds, farmers.

Many of these men were just recently converted and all spoke of what Christianity had done for them. It was certainly remarkable what prayer can and does do. The gentlemen have a quartette who sang and Mr. Welton pleased all with a solo.

This band has done so much good in Compton that it has been suggested a band be formed in Mendota and with that end in view a special meeting will be held in the Y. M. C. A. rooms Sunday afternoon and all men are invited.

From the Mendota Sun - Contributed by Marilyn Widler