Having spent twenty years in educational work I can prophesy that college and seminary presidents will heave a sigh of relief when their institutions close for the summer months. It will give them time to survey the wreckage and lay plans for next fall, when they can anticipate more eruptions. Our readers will be interested in the essay by Robert Bartel, who speaks to the issue of current campus unrest and makes suggestions for Christian institutions that will help them weather the storm.

June time is graduation time, bride time, and father’s time. I counted up thirteen graduations in the last few years—from sixth grade, ninth grade, high school, and college—plus two weddings. This is an off year, but in 1970 another graduation rolls around. Father’s Day is every day and every day is pay day for Dad. A friend remarked many years ago that C.O.D. means Call on Dad.

Right now heart and mind are centered on the upcoming Billy Graham crusade in New York City and the U. S. Congress on Evangelism, which convenes in Minneapolis next September. We covet the prayers of our readers for these evangelistic efforts which, we all hope, may help to turn the tide in America and bring with them healing for us as a nation as well as salvation for many individuals. What happens in the next twelve months may determine the direction of America for generations to come. Let’s be sure we all do our part to turn things in the right direction.

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