The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 17, 1938 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 17, 1938
Page 8
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I'AGE EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 3938 I Spir itual Rebirth Noted; Experts Disagree As To hffecl On Survivors Page Harry Hopkins! Here's Five Snow-Shovelers for By NI!A Service NEW LONDON, Tex., March 11. —Just ft year a^o. on March 18, a tremendous eas explosion blasted life out oi TO children nnd 18 (idults in a New London school, Despite the fact it was one or Die mast terrible disasters ever to strike an American .school, the rest of the country, busy witli it.v own affairs, may have forgotten Ihe horror of the catastrophe. But \vliat of New London? What has been the result of the disaster in this little East Texas town which stands like an island in a veritable sea of oil and gas derricks? What liave been the psychological effects on parents who lost j their children, and''on, pupils who survived Ihe blast? j On the physical .side:, a pi'cton- lious new $305,000 school building is nearing completion. A local com- millec is making a drive for it towering /memorial, others are waging a fight for highway lx?autl- ficalion. • Religious Awakening But something more important than that Is happening. It might be called a spiritual rebirth, and church and Sunday School at- its arrival. : gh an entire city, Is, has turned to hd comfort for (he daughters who nt to their deaths so early In life, leaving empty chairs behind in hundreds of homes. The Rev. R. L. Jackson, pastor of the Methodist, church, iwint.s out that 64 persons attended his Sunday School .on_the week before, the disaster. Now more than 200 attend the services in the Methodist church alone every Sunday. Part of the credit for this spiritual awakening goes, incidentally. 10 John Ijiunpkln. He lost a child in the explosion, and now lie virtually takes the responsibility for the regular attendance of. every New London church-goer. Choose Their Omi Church With the help of employes of the 011 company he heads, Lumpkln sends a bie bus through the trlct's scattered oil camps every Sunday, picking up passengers ami depositing them at the door of the church of their preference. Later he takes them home. And what of the children? Concerning the damage to bodies of the survivors there can be no difference of opiniou. One hundred and eighty-four were injured. Of these, 137 suffered only minor hurls. Of the more seriously injured, 25 may prove to have suffered permanent disfigurement. "But what happened lo the minds of the survivors is another nnd more controversial matter. The Child welfare Service, after a survey of all Ihe survivors, reported that the blast caused considerable psychological reaction among tlic children. Results nf the Disaster The report shelved that 125 were "emotionally involved": that 75 "face the possibility of requiring the services of a psychinlrisl"; that (here were instances of bovs and Kirls "going to oieces" emotionally lonw after the disaster. C. A. Tate. principal oi (he school, does not aarec. however, that the emotional disturbances as a result of the explosion are as serious as pictured in some quarters. "The students may refer to the explosion in dating some event." he says, "but they use it in the same sense as they would place A date by saying 'before or alter Envoy Wilhoiu a Country '(f,'0)»yrif,'lil, Perfectly qualified for jobs with n 'WPA snow-shoveling crow—if Ontario, Canada, had such a thing-are the Dionne quintuplets, above. Bundled in fur and hrhninlni; wllh vitality, the f|Ulnt.s ntlnckcil the snow drlfls mound their nursery. But by the time this picture was taken, Yvonne nnd Marie, tuft, were leaning on their shovels, and Cccile, Annetlc and Emllio were silting down on a bench, their scoops dropped In the snow, apparently oon the theory lhat any good workman needs plenty of rest. Christmas'." Another school' spokesman dally asserts: "There K no neurosis at New I>ondon." "Won't H:i|>jim Again" Regardless of the results of Ihe disaster, those responsible for building the new school arc making certain that it won't happen again. The new building, standing near Ihe site of the old. will be healed by gas as before, but there will be no gns meters in it, no gas pipes in the bascmont. The boiler house stands 200 yards from Ihe main building, and electrical control devices have made It virtually foolproof. Meanwhile, cllixens are going ahead with their plans for the memorial, which will be in the form of a towering arch lo be erected through voluntary public subscriptions. It will be dedicated on Mar. 20. 1939. two years after the explosion, and officials are planning to ask President Roosevelt lo lead the dedicatory ceremonies. full of sand and a house with the be eligible for insurance under the I try giving Ihe walls an entirely walls made of white cardboard I Property Improvement Credit Plan new treatment. If they have been Demonstration Club News Notes with a green roof and shutters. The awn was arranged attractively wllh the trees In the background and Ihe shrubs arranged around Ihe building and the side borders, wllh the front left open. Mrs. Pauline Stone jjnvc n demonstration on making hooked rugs and talked on harmonlv.lng colors. A report, of Ihe last County Council meeting was given by Mrs. 0. R, Rcdfonl and Mrs. Pauline Stone, who also reported on the meeting held at Dell March 12. In the social hour Mrs. Ashc- branner. the hostess, served chicken sandwiches and colfec. Every one Is Invited lo attend the next, meeting which will be on April 19 at 2:00 o'clock. FHA Insures Loans For Converting Home A loan to convert one type of building into a different lyiic will of the Federal Housing Administration, provided a substantial part of the original building Is left standing. For instance, a loan for the conversion of a single-family dwelling Into an apartment house would be clltglblc if the walls and other main structural elements arc Incorporated in the remodeled building. Thus, extensive improvements In the form of a fireproof stairway, new windows, additional rooms or a rearrangement of existing rooms by means of new partitioning, new bathrooms, etc., may be undertaken lit the course of the conversion work, but the remodeling operations may not involve Hie virtual demolition of the original building. Change Of Wail Finish Suggested H., you want lo completely rejuvenate some room in your papered try them been plain, try or a pa Ing can of styles lated paneling may be used. Houses may be redecorated under the terms of the Properly Improvement Plan of the Fedora' Housing Administration. Iron transparent sheet. Small Home Credit / \ lf , May Not Buy Wi Proceeds of modernization craHl!: iius nnuit ]jc used for the con-; sli'iictlcm of properties and may not* )« used fov the purchase of land.'. Loans amounting to not more than $2.500 win |>e accepted for insurance by the Federal Housing Administration If they nrp used for tljp purpose of cons I met Ing new residential structures. Everything for your entej tainmenl and comforf. Admission Matinee lOc ,5 Admission Night ICc & Watch Society Page Of Courier News For Free Show Guests Last Times Today Edgar O. L. I'rociiiiix, who wns minister to the U. S. from Austria until his country was announced as a province in the German Reich, Is shown above, pondering just, where lie stands as lie reads of the German seizure of Austria. Since Anschluss has left him technically without an autonomous country to orepre.sent, clticlal definition of his status is being awaited by Minister P/ochnik and diplomatic circles. Ukrou The Ekron home demonstration club met Tuesday afternoon, March 15, with 13 members and 1 new member present. The meeting opened with a song and Mrs. O. n. Uedford. president, read from the sixth chapter of Mark for Ihe devotional. In Ihe absence of the regular secretary Mrs. Pauline Stone acted as secretary and called the roll which was answered by each member telling of her plans for Better Homes Week. During the business session each chairman gave a very Interesting report and Mrs. Austin Glover was elected poultry chairman. Miss Cora Lee Coleman. home demonstration agent, gave a short talk on the Live-at-home program and Better Homes Week. Mrs. R. C RigBs gave a demonstration 01 landscaping, displaying a table Remember Our Big Used Car Sale Continues Through This Week Why DOES NORGE GIVE YOU MORE ELECTRIC COLD? Because ONLY NORGE HAS THE SAFE, SIMPLE '" ELECTRIC ROLLATOR COMPRESSION UNIT— WARRANTED-UNTIL 1948 lj 1936 Ford 'V-8 Pickup $239.00 1936 G. M. C. Truck $279.00 1933 Ford V-8 Fordor $131.00 1932 Chevrolet Coupe $130.00 1934 Dodge Coach $220.00 PHILLIPS MOTOR COMPANY 5th & Walnut Phone 810 Lady Luck home 'HORGE ,._._. GIVES rdm MORE ELECTRIC ^OtD MORE ECONOMV; MORE PROTEOT UBERAliTHADK-IN CONVENIENT A ROLLER ROLLS AND THERE'S ICE! Only Norge has the surplus-powered Kollator* compressor that makes cold by revolving slowly in a permanent bath of protecting oil . . That's why the Rollator compression unit — exclusive to Norge — carries a 10-YEAR WARRANTY. NORGE Phone 233 HARDAWAY APPLIANCE CO. J. W. Adams, M gr . Main & Fifth She is a dangerous guide for your shopping tours, this fickle lady. Let her smile, and bargains may be yours. But let her frown—or even lose interest—and you are likely to pay more than you should, or bring home disappointing merchandise. Thrifty shoppers long ago left this unreliable lady in the lurch. They now plan their shopping tours as carefully as a master navigator, plots, his. course. Their weather charts are news of sales and up-to-the hour information on new merchandise and today's prices. Where do they get this money-saving information in advance?. From a source at your own fingertips this-very minute! Simply turn to the advertising pages of this paper. Settle down in your favorite chair, and look for the things you intend to buy on your next shopping trip. You'll be surprised at the number of them advertised. Compare, descriptions, compare prices, and you will find out exactly where to get the things you want at your prices. So leave Lady Luck behind on your next shopping trip. Follow an ad-charted course instead, and enjoy safer shopping, with more and better merchandise for your money. Also Paramount Ncivs & Comedy Admission Matinee lOc & Admission Night 16c & 3 FRIDAY ADVENTURE RETURNS! Racing with romance .,. en the most surprising and thrilling of all A rse ne L u p i n mysteries! Based on'tiM Our jc 0/recMtf 4y GEORGE FITZMHURICE Produced 6xJOHN W.CONSIO1NE, Jrg Admission Matinee. !0c Jk 26e Admission Night 18c A- 3G<> ROX Admission always lOc & 26c. Mallners Saturday & Sunday Only Last Times Today PAL NIGHT! Tivn Artmlltcd for the Price of I Liio among the jewel ihicvei on t h • Q » y White W.y. Also selected shorts Friday - Saturday • yjFi ^**Mi ,}, artoon"&"""Tim~"Tyler's Lutk'* Ca serial. Continuous slumlng Saturday.

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