Recognizing the Agricultural and Rural Development Act (ARDA) Program as one of the most creative and imaginative programs yet developed for the improvement of rural life in Canada and that the basis for ARDA projects is firmly rooted in local participation and involvement:
This General Synod Commends the ARDA program to all rural clergy and parishes and urges them to involve themselves creatively in such local programs as a fitting channel for the exercise of Christian Service. CARRIED in both Houses.
"[B]y Samuel Henry Prince, M.A., PH.D., D.D., D.C.L. University of King's College, Halifax. N.S."
"Illustrator: Geoffrey W. Goss". -- verso of t.-p.
"'The Architecture of Rural Society' consists of a series of lectures delivered at King's College, Halifax, N.S., to mark the establishment of the HacKenley Memorial Foundation in Rural Sociology. The lectureship memorializes a former Archbishop of Nova Scotia, the Most Reverend John HacKenley, D.D., whose devotion to the well-being of the rural population was so great that his name has already become a tradition in that Province". -- Preface.
"At the request of the Memorial Committee the inaugural lectures have been put in a permanent and somewhat abbreviated form in the hope that they may perform a useful service as orientation material for those who may attend subsequent courses under the auspices of the Foundation. .... They contain the mature thinking of a longtime professor of Sociology at King's College and one who has had unusual opportunity for research in the field of rural society". -- Preface.
Contents: Foreword / Robert Harold Nova Scotia i.e. Robert Harold Waterman Bishop of Nova Scotia -- Preface -- Introduction -- The Rural Facade -- Structural Change -- Plans and Specifications -- Design for Rural Living -- Blueprint for Rural Betterment: i -- Blueprint for Rural Betterment: ii -- Gable Roofs and Rural Steeples -- Conclusion.