There is no record of the Assembly people of the 1880s objecting to the Perry Herald publishing what some might call the "dirty laundry" of the Institute, then-known as the Assembly. Some of the preachers' best illustrations were taken from the "unscheduled" events that took place on the grounds. The photo below is of the Silver Lake Herald published on behalf of Camp Wesley, about a year before Camp Wesley's name change to Silver Lake Assembly.
Our history here at The Silver Lake Institute should be a constant reminder that we are a product of change and improvement. Our origins in Bergen, NY, were that of a revivalist community with fanatical-like zeal to get people in our midst to completely change and improve their thinking and way of life into a life of "biblically based" principles. I emphasize "biblically based" because the early rules were based on much broader principles than those of the teachings of Jesus Christ alone.
Today I made a list of ten (10) basic changes and improvements that the Institute went through during its history. It had its share of down times and times when they were disappointed in people and their actions, but most were followed by a change that brought improvement. Back then they had the Perry Herald and the Preachers to remind them of the areas of life and living that needed improvement(s). Dare I say that some of us would be embarrassed today by the things they thought necessary to be discussed and improved?