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Devoted To The Defense Of The Church Against All Errors And Innovations
Vol.VI No.XIII Pg.67-68
July/August 1944

Nailing Down A Lie

Nashville, Tenn.

February 8, 1935

Dear Brother Wallace:

I am handing you herewith copy of letter from E. G. Creacy and copy of my reply thereto.

I am sending you this for your information, although you have my permission to use it, if agreeable to Brother Creacy, in any manner that you may wish.

Yours fraternally,

(Signed) Leon B. McQuiddy


Horse Cave, Kentucky February 4, 1935. Dear Brother McQuiddy:

I trust I am not intruding, but I want to know some of the things I am hearing of late. I believe I am doing my duty as a Christian, to thus write you.

The "Boll supporters" here in my home congregationHorse Cave-are saying that Foy E. Wallace, Jr., the chief enemy of R. H. Boll, is a "crook," dishonest, etc. That he took money from the Gospel Advocate and was "fired." I called upon them for proof, and they answered by saying: "Such are the reports from Nashville."

I met up with D. H. Friend recently in Louisville, and he asked me why Wallace was not allowed to finish his series on the "Boll Movement," in the Gospel Advocate. He further said that the Publisher of the Advocate knew that his paper would be "killed" if Wallace was permitted to continue his vicious work!

I heard J. Frank Norris last night over his radio, say a lot of hard things about Brother Wallace. He said he was "fired" in Nashville, Tennessee, because of his dirty work, and that he had to leave town at midnight.

It seems that the Bollites and Norrisites have "joined" hands in circulating these lies. You may know all about this dirty work that is being done, but since I am up here

in the midst of Bollism, I hear it all. I felt that I, as a friend of the Gospel Advocate, and of Brother Wallace, should write you.

Fraternally, (Signed)

E. G. Creacy. February 8, 1935

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Dear Brother Creacy:

Your letter is at hand, and I am very much surprised at its contents.

Brother Wallace did have some credit obligations in Nashville that he was unable to meet, but the charge that he was dishonest, or that he took money from the Gospel Advocate, is absolutely false.

In regard to the statement made by D. H. Friend that Wallace was not allowed to finish his articles in the Advocate, this charge is also false, and so far as I know Brother Wallace had no intention of continuing a further series of articles on the Boll question.

I am taking the liberty of sending Brother Wallace a copy of your letter and a copy of my reply thereto, as I am sure that you will be glad for him to have this information. With kindest personal regards, I am

Fraternally yours,

Leon B. McQuiddy.