For a number of years much discussion has been given to the idea of the Guardian of Truth Foundation owning its own property wherein all of its business could be conducted. Some four years ago efforts were made to activate a program whereby this actually could be realized. We rejoice with our friends all over this nation that we now have real property and will, beginning this month, function from this property.
Why Bowling Green? Prior to the critical illness of brother Cogdill he was the guiding hand in this foundation, and it was his consensus of judgment and that of the board to make Bowling Green home for the Foundation’s business operation. this city is a University town; has excellent geographic proximity to many churches; close to most printers and binderies we use; and, being situation on I-65 makes it easily accessible. The Post Office is a distribution center and this is a plus for moving mail!
For a long time we have worked from three locations in three different sates. The store in Fairmount, Indiana and editorial offices in Dayton, Ohio will, along with the typesetting and layout work of Tompkinsville, Kentucky move into this Bowling Green prop0erty the first part of June. We will be able to perform much better under one roof; our services to our customers should prove to be much more efficient.
We are deeply grateful to everyone who has in any way contributed to the making of the Guardian of Truth Foundation. Your subscriptions to the Magazine, your purchases from the store, the cash contributions you have made to this end all go into the making possible this property and this business. We thank you! We will have a walk-in trade at this store in addition to the mail and phone orders. You will be able to come and comfortably shop for your religious materials.
We promise to serve you well and with courtesy! We covet your continued business with us and ask for the opportunity to serve you in supplying you your book and literature needs.
Brother Robert Whitehead and his wife Marilyn have operated the Bookstore for several years and do not wish to move from their home in Indiana. Brother O.C. Birdwell, Jr. will become manager of the store in Bowling Green. He will have his wife Frances and son Alan employed with him. The Guardian of Truth Bookstore can supply all books that are in print. We are a business and O.C. Birdwell assumes the task of continuing the service, as manager, that has made Guardian of Truth Bookstore the service institution that it is.
Edited for out-dated information
– Earl E. Robertson
Guardian of Truth XXVIII: 11, p. 321
June 7, 1984