The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 28, 1949 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 28, 1949
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THURSDAY, JULY 28, 1949 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUBIER NEWS PAGE THREE Mrs. FDR Affirms School Aid Views President's Widow Again Declines Any Anti-Catholic Bias HYDE PARK, N. Y.. July 28. </P> —Mrs, Franklin D. Roosevelt, denying any "bins against the Roman Catholic Church," said yesterday f-Mf would "continue to'stand for ln« things in our government which I think are right.'^ She made the statements in a letter to Francis Cardinal Spellmsu who assailed her last Friday In a letter for a "record of anti-Catholicism xxx unworthy of an American mother." "I assure you," wrote Mrs. Roosevelt, "that I have no sense of being an 'unworthy Ameriam mother.' The final judgment, my dear Cardinal Spemnan, of the worthiness of all human beings is in the hands of God." The controversy • stemmed from Mrs. Roosevelt's opposition to federal aid to parochinl schools. Cardinal Spellman said Mrs. Roosevelt aligned herself with hackers of the Barden bill in her June 23 column and two others. The Burden hill would permit federal aid only public schools. Mrs. Roosevelt mentioned Cardinal SpeUmaiVs opposition to the Barden bill in her column. No Kt-iily In New York, a secretary to the Cardinal said there was no immediate reply. In his letter of last Friday the Cardinal said ''I shall no' again publicly acknowledge you. Mrs. Roosevelt wrote the card! nal: "I have no intention of attack ing you personally, nor of attack ing the Roman Catholic Church but I shall, of course, continue t JBkni for the things in our govern irSjnt which I think are right. "They may lead me to be in op position to you and to other group within our country, but I shall a" ways act, as far as I am able, from real conviction and ' from honesl belief." In her reply today Mrs. Roosevelt declared, "I have never advocated the Harden bill nor any other specific bill on education now before the Congress. I believe, however, in federal aid to education." Receives Support The Barden bill is a substitute for a measure already passed by the Senate which would allow the slates to use the federal funds for parochial and private schools if they so desired. The Cardinal's attack on Mrs Roosevelt brought her support from such persons :is former New York. State Governor Herbert H. Lehman, Bernard Baruch and the Rt Rev. Charles K. Gilbert, Protestam Episcopal bishop of New York. Meanwhile, a new move started in Congress today to rescue federa aid to education from the religious co n t roversy 110 w surround ing it Rep. Morton (R-Ky) said he i. drafting a bill based on the principle of state needs. It would omit restrictions on par Shakespeare Makes a Hit in Oregon; Ashland Festival Attracts Thousands By Henry D, Bittcey Ni'A Special Correspondent ASHLAND, Ore. — <NEA) — An audience composed of farmers, students, lumberjacks, housewives and Hollywood talent scouts Is getting ready to see this small city's annual treat. Every summer. Ashland goes all out for William Shakes- pen re. The Shakespearean Festival, featuring the presentation of five of Shakespeare's plays, is given in a replica of an Elizabethan theatre. It was the theatre, in act, which prompted the begln- ngs of the festival in 1935 Angus I,. Bowmcr. an en thus- astic little professor of English t Ashland's Southern Oregon College, was and still is a rabid hakespmrean fancier. Watching he demolition ol a building In L.shland, he was amazed to see hat Ihe structure, stripped of Us lome. bore a remarkable resem- >lance to the Globe Theatre in Condon, where many of Shakespeare's work- were first performed With his dream of a yearly festival before him, Bowmer rat- lied businessmen, students and ted- ?ral public works officials to his support, and the dream became a reality with the presentation of 'TwcHth Nnight" and "The Merchant of Venice" in 1935. Audiences and actors soon heard about the festival. Box office receipts soared as people came from distant points. Actors, too. were drawn to the Festival from many places. The Festival made a trip to the Golden Gate International Exposition at San Francisco in 1939 Then, the next year. f ire destroyed all the costumes and eqo ip- ment in the theatre and, when war broke out, with Bowmer and many regulars entering the service, the plays were discontinued for the duration. With peace. Bowmer found Interest keen In reviving the an- mal event. He issued a call to Four Senators Are Upheld in Vote Contests WASHINGTON, July 28. «')—The Senate Rules Committee yesterday upheld I lit 1 election of four Senators, from West Virginia, Texas, Oklahoma nnd Michigan, whose seating had beet; contested, Committee Counsel Turner Smith told a reporter that the committee action is final in the Texas contest 'ii Senator Johnson and his defeated opixmeut, former (jover- nor Coke Stevenson, and in Iho Oklahoma 1048 itiuott nriinniv' contest involving Senator Kerr and Kotner Smith, Democrat*. T h e committee n'i'ommemliul Senate adoption of its findings in the conU'M« involving Senator Kilgore iD-W Va» iind Tom Sweeney. Republican, dating from the 10-lti general election, and in the Michigan contest involving Senator Ferguson UlJ mul Former Hep. I'Vunk Hook. Smith explained committee action is final in the Texas and Oklahoma contest since no formal pel it Ions were filed. Johnson defeated Stevenson by the close margin o( votes in the 1048 primary. In the West Virginia con growing out of the lO-lli general election, Sweeney charger! vote buying and other irregularities. In the Michigan contest, Hook comjilninct of voting ir regularities and mis counting of biillpt.s after Senato: Ferguson was declared the winner in the 10-1H general election. U.S. Citizens In China Face New Danger WASHINGTON, July :;8. /,Vj F vtary of ytiite AchcKon s;iid yrsl uy ttmt Amc'i turns remaining luini f:u« the d:mp,fr ^ V-.^ treated 113 hostages by the Outi-1 in munis t.s. He told j Ambassador J. Leigh ton Stuart, in IHvpai'JMf- to rot urn to the United Slates fur consultations, has run into imnu'L'ous difficulties put in liis '.vay by Communist, aiiUioiitir.s ni Nanking. Ac-hPscm also srtid the SI ale Department lias been advised that Rnmlnll Gould, editor ol the Amer- ui-'M'iwd Shanghai Evening Post id Mercury, has been held since noon Tuesday (Shanghai time) without food, water or sleep by newspaper plant workers a.s the result of n labor dispute. This instance was used by the secretary in a goneritl discussion of the China situation, which he said rr-en fore I'd repeated U. S. official pleas thnt American citizens leave that country if possible. I.aU-st Si site Department records -a 5.023 Americans still hi China i Of these l.HO are In the British news conference that [crown colony of Hon^ Kong. The group is In Communist-held Shanghai and is estimated at 1.580. The antelope jack rabbit gets its name from Us habit of "Mashing'* the white linirs on Its rump, m the manner of pr*mghorn antelopes. SHAKESPKAKKAN CHARACTERS relax between rehearsals !n Ashland's Llthla Park. Actors come from many parts of the country to Iilay in the Oregon city's annual Shakespearean Festival. Ashland's residents. Housewives contributed their time and needles to sew costumes; builders worked to reconstruct the stage- and actors came to present a four-play Festival. This summer, with the Festival an established tea -re Cor Pacific Northwest vacationers, 8000 people are expected to see the five plays, which will c shown alternately from August 2-24. Southern Oregon College, in cooperation with visiting professors. is holding a Shakespearean Summer School in connection with the Festival. The cast will be drawn from over 200 applicants frotn nearly every section of the nation. Young Mother Dragged To Death When Plane Scares Team of Horses HELENA. Alk.. July 28-UlV-A young mother was draped (o her death by a team ol frightened by a tow Hying aircraft near here. The Phillips County Sheriffs Of- ON THE SPOT-IK-p. Paul W. i Sh<ifer, Michigan Hcpuhiicrm, ! urged that President Truman suspend, his own military aide. Maj.-Gen. Hurry 11. Vaughn, nbove, lor "ncincj implicated in Ihe snme eiife" which Lc;1 lo tl\c Mi^pcnsion of M;ij.-(icns. Herman Feldman and Aldcn Wiull .Shafer said he has no evidence against V.-iughn except the fti?n- ei ill's recent remark that hr Vnows of "at least 300" so-called "five i>cr centers." ficc said Mrs. Marlhu Fltiley, 3l>. of West Helena, was thrown Irom a \v;i»on in whifh she was riding with her hushuml, when im ;tii- craft swinglow over the arrit in ;t liUKlJiiK approach to the West Helena airport- friuhtoned the horses. Officials saul Mrs. li'hiicy w;is en- tanyled in the reins of tJu- runaway team, and was dragged "about oim- half mile, heforc her hirsbiuul couUI slop them. She died shortly afterward at her home. No cnnrtjes will be filed, officials said. Floyd Webb, M. D. AiiMininc'Os thi' Association of Jock Webb, M. D. in Die prar:ti<v of medicine and surgical diseases ol the eye, car. and throat LYNCH BUILDING Blyfhevillc, Arkansas Of FitT Hours: !) u.m. lo 5 p.m. 'Me phone: 2 KM » Refractions by Appointment • World's Largest Poultry Backing Plant to Close FRANKFORT, Del., July 28. (/P) —A poultry packing plant, said to the largest in the world, and employing 650 in this town of 800 persons, will close Saturday. Owners of the Eagle Poultry Packers Inc., plant, which processes almost 1,000.000 pounds of dressed poultry and has a payroll of about 520,000 weekly, snid yesterday they are closing down ihe business because they wish lo retire. John S. Isaacs, Hehoboth Bench, Del., one of the owners, said closing of the p!iu\t will have n serious economic effect upon this town and upon chicken raisers in the whole Delmarva peninsula. "But we must think first of our interests and we want to liquidate our assets," he a tided- ochial school assistance which hnve been denounced by Roman Catholic churchmen. TelephoneRate HikeAdvocated For Missouri JEFEHSON CITY. Mo,, July 23. (AP>—A consulting economist gave Ihe Missouri Public Service Commission a detailed analysis yesterday of hi? study of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company's operations In Missouri. Dr. Herbert B. Dorau of Ridgewood. N.J-, said his figures showed that under present conditions Bell should IDC allowed rates which would give a net return of at least 6.5 per cent on investment The telephone utility Ls seeking second round rale increase which would add an estimated S5.000.0CO to its annual revenues in Missouri. A group of Missouri cities,,includ- K'uisfis City. St. Louis, St. I Joseph. Springfield and Trenton | are opposing the request. Dorau also testified tor Ihe coin- I pany \\y~(. year during the Imal days I of a hearing into the utihty'.s first I rate hike case. His testimony today followed along the same lines. The curlier hearing, /or 53,400,000 annual increase in rates, was comp!et"d just a year ago. 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