The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 14, 1938 · Page 7
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Thursday, April 14, 1938
Page 7
Start Free Trial

PAGE TEN BMTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS Million Dollars Sought For Addition To St. John's Cathedral HY I'AUi, ROSS NBA Rprvice Start Corrfspomlrnl NEW YORK, April 12.—Bacdc- ker-clutching lourisl.s, savini; in breathless wonderment unon European cathedrals, seldom realize that they have lell behind them, in ihMr native land, tire largest 'fjolhlc cathedral—in fact, Hit second largest church edifice of any kind-in tlie whole world. •The'Episcopal Cathedral of St. : John Hie ' Divine, in New York. . is J surpassed in ste only by St. Pete's of Rome. But St. Peter's. Is built in the form of (lie classical Iwslllca while St. John's, when fully reconstructed, will be llith century French Gothic. Tlie only Gothic cathedra) which can npproncli SI. John's for si7x> is Ihe one nL Seville 1 which contains 8,908,000 cubic fed. St. John's incloses almost twice ns imicli space, 10,822,000 cubic feet. The edifice which stands In )iop- ulous upper Manhattan lias had a curious history. Originally planned as a Romanesque structure, it was so 1892. Work went tor- ward until 1911 when it was rln- • elded to change the archllec'.ural style to Gothic. Anyone who hns ever rebuilt a house 'will appreciate the monumental task Involved in remaking 'n structure the size of St. John's. Nevertheless, the authorities of St. John's went nhend. Today, the cnlliedrnl is two-thirds finished. In January of tills year, the blsh- .oj) of St. John's, issued an appeal for contributions to ninke up $1,000,000 needed, to complete the sanctuary and choir in time lor tlie World's Pair,opening in 1939. St. John's sits astride an area approximately equal to 44 standard building lots. When finished—which should be around 1950—It will be 601 feet long and 320 feet wide at the, transepts and will enclose a total floor area of 109,082 square.feet. With all the construction props removed It will reveal an internal vista ot 1-10 of a mile from the main portal to the high altar. Ultimately it will seat 15,000 and provide standing room for 40,000. At present it is equipped with an amplifying system which brings the ceremonies nt the high nltar to those who cannot see them. Will Stand 50 Centuries Experts estimate that St.. John's Will..still, be standing 5000 years from now and Hint fifty centuries 1 will erode its grey granite walls about one .inch but the carvings and sculptures will not be much the worse for wear. St. John's Interior facings arc nt incUnrm limestone. Tlie present choir is surrounded by 8 apsitlal columns of Maine granite, B'.i feet in diameter, 55 feet high and weighing 130 tons. The trucks which carried these massive shafts to New York brake several pavements. These columns •will eventually support a roof of groined arches over the choir and sanctuary, 135 feet from the floor. Originally the nave was planned lo be 85 feet high Ijut it now stands al 135 feet. It contains a floor area of 32,400 square feet and is naved with symbolic designs to form a "pilgrim's pavement,." Tlie columns which support the groined, pointed roof ol the nnyc are 85 feel high and are set apart at a clear width of 98 feet, 13 feet greater than the similar space in St. Peter's at Rome. The center aisle ot the • nave is as wide as a New York city street from building line to building line. In eacli of its H bays is a cliapel, 18X25 and 43 [cet high. 44-Story Tower It is planned lo raise a central lantern tower nt tlie crossing, the spot where the transepts, Ihe chancel and the nave meet. Tills grey vault will be "321 feet from the chancel floor to the lantern Externally, it ivill be 455 feet high, equal to a -H-story building:. The balancing of this gigantic work- over the crossing wiii be an unparalleled engineering feat. Tlie nave of St. John's is built but not yet in full use. Tlie choir and crossing are also standing, but their roof is not completed. The north transept, is already raised to Huge Cathedral"To Be Completed About 1950 Luxora Society — Personal Some Easier morning arnunil 1950. (lie sprtn; plcted what, is in part still an Cathedral of St. John the Divine. sun win reveal as cotn- archilcct's (Irenin, die magnificent Tile .sketch nt the top shows how St. John's Kill look to New York's Easter worshippers then. Below is a photo of a service held in a corner of Ihe church alreadv built. n height of .10 tret, bill, like construction on the south Iriinseiit, awaits additional funds. When finally built, St. John's will havecRst about $25.000,000. Not n cenl will be owed on it, however, because it is being raised on n pay-ris-ymi-so policy. Completed it. will Imik like a huge cross. Washington can boast the second largest church in America, tlie Cathedra! of saints Peter nnd Paul, which is more familiarly known as Washington Cathedral nnd National Cathedral. In ISM. Congress granted over -sixty acres ot Mount Saint Alban, Ihe highest point in (lie District of Columbia, for » .°,ite. In 1012. IJeth- lehem Chnpcl, the first part, was finished. It is situnlril in the crypt beneath the apse and is thc'rcxim*; place of Woodrow Wilson. Admiral George Dnvcy and oilier famous Americans. Although not the largest church in America, the Cathedral of Saints . i'oter nml Paul will be the highest. }"RO. It's central tower \vill rise 101 feet' ' lri:1: higher Hun the Washington Monument because of the elevation ot its site. Tliis cathedral, loo, will be in the shape of a cross. It .will have two majestic towers eacli 193 feel high to (lank the entrance Us total length will be 534 feet and total width, 135 feet. It, will house a total area of 71,000 square feet iitid will afford seats for 760(1 and sl-nmlliij room for ^7,000 worshippers. With not n scrap of steel In it. e.vporls say this nllfkr will stand 1000 yen is. Tiie choir nixl sanctuary, completed in IBM, were opened by n ceremony attended by Mrs. Hoover. Tlie vaulted ceilini; is dislinguished by n series of 1000 beautiful sculp- ....... ...... ........ .f ---. these weighs a tons and shows "The Life lured bosses which lell the story ol Chrislianily in stone. One of Ihesi Little Miss Christine Johnson had as her guests Tuesday afternoon from three-thirty to live, n number of playmates Including Ann White, of Osccola, for a party In the home of tier parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Johnson, la lionpr of her fifth birthday. Tulips In pastel shades and nar- cLssuses were used for an Easter color scheme, and each little guest, had ns a place card nt the dining table, an Easter candy egg bearing their individual names. Cake nnd ice cream, in flower design, was served after the guests had enjoyed many interesting gomes. Mrs. JntnesT. Handle Is on an extended visit witli her parents, Dr. and Mrs. McConneli, of Booneville, Ark., having accompanied them home after a short visit here. • Mr. and Mrs. J. Ivan Mifflin had ns their guests Sunday afternoon, Mr. nnd Mrs. Walter Bemis, nnd Mr. nnd Mrs. Ear] Crcnshnw, of Memphis. Miss nosa Lou Cooke and Mrs. Stella Vohner and daughter, Ann, of Memphis, visited Sunday in the homo of- their parents, Mr. nnd Mrs. M. jc. Cookc. sr. Mrs. R. N. Forbes who lias been a patient in tlie Baptist hospital for the past four weeks is showing some improvement since undergoing a major operation. Tlie Osceola Rotary Club held their meeting Tuesday in the home economics building of the Luxora school, when they had ns their guests 40 Luxora- citizens. Lunch wns served at tlie noon hour by the home economics class under the supervision of Miss Iva Crnb- trec. The Kiicnker for the occasion was S. J. Smith. Luxora, who spoke on "Service". Ditsy Slliman nnd B. O. Wilfcins. jr., sang n duct, "The Old Apple Tree In the Orchard", accompanied by Mrs. n. O. Wilkins, sv. of the World to Come." people of all races assembled al the gales of heaven. Sculptured angelic figures attorn tlie walls of the sanctuary and choir. There arc in nil about 900 statues, as well ns numerous bus-relief;;. The sculptured detail alone cost $1,000000 •^^•^^H $AVINGS ON USED CARS ALL * BARGAIN* 1931 Chevrolet Coupe $99.00 . Runs good—Good Tires 1935 Plymouth Sedan $199.00 Good Shnpe ... No Trade 1937 G. M. C. i/ 2 ton Pick-Up $575.00 Clean, Low mileage. 18" Wheels. 1935 Chevrolet % ton truck $175.00 A Bargain 1936 G. M. C. iy 2 ton Truck $395.00 Long w. B. stake body. Real buy. LEE MOTOR SALES, Inc. G.M.C. Trucks OMsmoWIca Old Fire Knginp To Gllslcn I3XCTER. N. II, (UP)-Old PIs- calaqrm, famed hand engine which helped lo save this town from \, e . wipeil out more limn Co ye.irs is eellini; a rout of paint in I'lupiiration tor Ihe fire department exhibition as a feature of Die south anniversary of the settlement of the town next Jnlv TO TIE PUT IN STnTEJDIITIuS Will Demand Stand From Gubcr'natorial C a n d i- dales On Various Issues THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 1038 Pickets F.D.R., Taken to Jail liV .IAMKS CAMI'BKU, United Press Correspondent MEMPHIS, Term., April 13. (UP) —The .Southern Tenant Farmers' Union «-||| make, five demands of Arkansns's next, administration KI improve working and Jiving conditions of farm laborers In thai state. If. 1,. Mitchell, secretary of (lie union, .said today. When Arkansas' gentrat election campaigns begin, ()io STFV— which claims membership of 20,000 "tnen of the soil" In Hint xUUc- will demand that ench candidate for governor and other public offices reveal whether they have plans lor aiding farm tenancy, Mitchell tola the United Press. Tlie union executive said his or- «nnl7.nlimi would demand from tlie next administration the following points: l~~Kopenl ofThe~"Intcvforence with Labor Act." which lie contended was used solely against active union members and organizers whose cases always were dismissed upon appeal to n. higher court, lie declared the measure was "clearly" unconstitutional. a. n«]>eal of tlie poll tax law, which he asserted practically disfranchised nil but 10 per cent of the voting population of the state. 3. Enactment of a measure which would abolish the plantation commissary system and eliminate use of which he termed "dooillum" bucks and other forms of counterfeit motley. 4. Repeal of tlie sales tax law and substitution of a measure which would "place this burden of taxation on those able to pay nnd not irenalize those least 'able to pay." 5. Increase in appropriations for educational funds and old age pensions and administration of such hunts without disci immktion ngaiust negroes. Pointing out that Arkansas Is an agricultural state, Mitchell intimated that votes from 168.TOO farm families in the stale probably would be cast for candidates promising improvement in farm condKious. However, he emphasized that members of his union would be given no orders as to how or for whom they should vote. "Our organisation is one that does not participate in politics." Mitchell said. "However, its members are vitally interested in and will question all candidates for county nnd stale offices on matters affecting their well-being. "More than GO per cent of all farm land In Arkansas Is operated by tenants, sharecroppers, ami farm laborers who have no land of their own. There are 1C8.000 such families in the stale which must be considered by the ne.\l governor ami hit administration," he snid. The youthful executive snid members or his union, n CIO affiliate, would want to know whether candidates for county sheriffs would discontinue "the widespread practice of granting deputy sheriff commissions to plantation gunmen." Mitchell snid commissions appointed by former Gov. J. M. Pu- Irell and Gov. Carl E. Bniley had m a d c certain recommendations SAVE AS MUCH AS ON 10 GAL. OF HI-TEST NO NOX GASOLINE 90c 111(1'.', Pennsylvania Oil, Scaled Containers, 2. r ic SAVEONGASCO. •I Miles No. of Slate Line II. W. (>1 HOLLAND, MO. For Easter-be sure to serve All Popular FLAVORS Pints (In brick) 25c Pints (linnet dippwl) 30c Quarts (hand dipped) 55c THE FAMILY'S FAVORITE DESSERT! Assure your party or dinner of complete success by having delicious, creamy Fortune's for dessert. TAKE HOME A CONVENIENT "HOSTESS PACKAfJR" (Sreves three generous portions) Rustic Inn DIVISION & WALNUT and Influent;; if UectMl to piowti tho I'jyhl of Ills union to organ!?/ 1 nnd assemble peacefully In moei- ilH'.s. "F'liillKM-more, we will want to know it the ncxl. Hcwcrnor will enforce these civil liberties wlien )cj;-nl "f \vi.sii vo ixiiiu nut," jMitrln'11 , tMt'l, "UiiU tlicre has (Ken a inaikud iiiiliravciiient in resjicci to civil liberty in I'.'usUTii Ai'kaiisu.s SJIHM; Cart Huilcy ]iiis Ijecn f;o'.'ei'nur. (Jn sev- fral otsixioiis ivln-ii tlier* were throats ol lwtcrfi:«-ii«; «itli 0111 lil(M'li)i'.;s, Kailcy fin.'; via stiilc ran^rr.s to M.-C iliai m, jlhtmlj;uicv was cn-alcil." Tax .Sysleiii Won-les City ST. JOHN. N. IS. <UP>—IjCgisla- tlon Is being sought by n lc elty of Si. jo)iii whereby the temporal ' system of collcctliijf tiises tliroiiJii employers would become iicniin- ' ncnl. Tilt jji'ftscnl u;i)i|)oi-ufy m-- rrini;cmi?nl expires soon. Thinking It over In the Washington women's police bureau was Mrs. Edna Cratly, above, 28-year-old Valley Stream, L. I., seamstress,, who went to the White House when her WPA pay chech was cut. Unsuccessful at crashing the gate, she set up a one-woman picket line. Article 5, section 8% of the U. S. patk police regulations forbids loitering on the President's lawn more than four hours. which were carried out., notably that, of strengthening the Arkansas State Labor Bureau enabling it to handle complaints involving tenants more elTcclively. "I have a report," Mitchell said, "lhat a sub-committee of Gov. Baileys commission is preparing a model contract for landlords and tenants. Our members will want to know if this work is to be continued and whether the next state administration will go a step further nnd enact into law some of tlie tilings these studies have shown to be possible for the state government to correct." Mitchell declared thai members of the STPIT in Arknnsis would demand from candidates tor governor information as to whether or not they would use their power There were. 101 stcum shovels '.V'tt locomotives, 4S72 cui's , u \(i trucks. r>r.:t meclianlcal drills, 20 dredgers, •!? ciaucs, 7i barbs'aim Jiehtors, uint move than il)0 oilier :i|jplianccs moving Oiiilii nnd rock out, 'or (lii> Punaniii C;ihal dining it.-: oinstc-ilctf'Ui, MIND HANES CO^VER -CHARGE!' Mister, you'll say HANK Underwear is a honey for the money! It takes only 35c, ami yon get a pair of shorts that KIVK your hips plenty of elbuw- ronm. And for another 35c, you cnn top those shorts with a lUNts Undershirt. No man ever !,nd any trouble finding a comfortable Beat in HANKS Shorts. And there's all Ihe crntch-clenrance any ons m-rilj . . . legs are lone enouuli and witlo rm>ut;li HO they cun't worm up voin legs... "l.astex" yarn m the waist colon* faslf And notice how your HANKS Shirt smiggleR tieul ly across tlio chest ami back . . . fita trimly under your arms . . . tucka so for into your shorts that it can t snenk up and wad at tlia waist! See a HANES Dealer today. )>. H. Hanes Knitting Co., Winsion-Salem, North Carolina* (at rijlit) HANES Sports & ShlrU, 3Sc to SOceach. Spuits in colors or white. MERCHANTS: ORDER YOUR HANES FROM FOR MEN AND BOYS FOR EVERY SEASON MEMPHIS,TENN. A Complete Line of HANES UNDERWEAR JOE ISAACS. Inc. ^ v w - Ott'O' 1 Ae<w HIGH QURLITV RT R lieu Lnui Price TJEUE is the tire sensation of!93S. New in design, -»- A neiv in appearance with a new high in quality nt a remarkably new low price. This new Firestone Convoy Tire lias everything you want — safety, mileage and blowout protection. Come in nnd see this sensational tire with all these extra values and you will agree it is the greatest tire ever offered at lliese low prices. These new large si:ed, rugged,long wearing Firestone Convoys are just the tires you have been wailing for. Let us put a set on. your car today for they put motley in your pocket by saviiiR you 25%. ' 39 A«P W V" 6.o°-«^r 6> ?0 ' faP \ Yv ' 30* b ' 9 ^'. Tlr* price* her» t Vmit/nrtatntftjHmtK/tlurJCrKlianJtlvswtStHjti, Mmfay n-mmtt mn Kaiimxvtt N, 0, C. KtJ Nr PHILLIPS MOTOR CO.

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 8,900+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free