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MONDAY, MAY 23,1949 Baptists Declare Affiliation Right Southerners Claim They May Welcome £»., Other Churches OKLAHOMA CITY, Cay 23. (,fi— The Southern Bapliil Convenlion Saturday declared its right lo welcome churches from any part of the United States—or the world, (or that matter—so long as they can conform to New Testament Baptist principles. The action came amid a chain ol evenls, which some asserted and others denied, presages widespread expansion of lh< Southern Baptist organization into territory now dominated by the Northern Baptist Convention. The Baptists In their final bust- ness session unanimously adopted » eormnltlee reporl by Dr. T. O. Gardner, Dallas, Tex., chuirman of a group studying common problems with Northern Bapllsls the past year. "The shaking of Ihe world In Iwo great wars has shifled the population of the Ui ited States," he said. "Southerners liave found themselves in Eastern, Northern and Western communities. "They have organized churches. Some of them have received recognition of the Southern Baptist Convention." Have Kisht to Affiliate ^ This, he declared, is in accord • with Baplisl principles which give a Baptist church "a right to affiliate with other churches of like faith anywhere and at any time." Supplementing his remark's to the convention. Gardner later told newsmen: "So long as Northern Baptists remained true to the New Testament pattern for churches, Southern Baptists had no desire lo infringe on their territory, but they are not following the New Testament pat- leru In that Ihey practice alien immersion and open communion." The Gardner report reaffirmed th Southern Baptist stand against any compact or agreement with the The Gardner report reaffirmed the ganization "which does not practice New Testament Baptist principles." "This," he said as a parting shot. "Includes the Federal Council of Churches at Christ In America. The Federal Council of churches will destroy a spiritual body just as a cancer destroys a physical body. "With its program they \vbnld ullirnalcly deslroy the Baptists and all other churches and establish a world church." BLYTHEVTUJ5 (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Obituaries 3-Year-Old Leukemia Victim Dies; Burial To Be in Arkansas RICHMOND. Calif., May 23. (.Ti— Ronnie Calvert has enjoyed his last watermelon, The three-year-old lukemia victim, whose carving for Ihe fruit got Into the news a lew weeks ago, died yesterday. Ronnie came down with Ihe disease last December. His craving for watermelons, typical in that disease, broushl gifts of melons from both Florida and Mexico. Tlie largest shipmenl, more than a score, was flown from Florida by a B-29 crew on a routine training flight to Ihe West Coast Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday In Warren, Ark., where Ronnie's paternal grandmother Mrs. Christine Calvert, lives. Cardinals, Yarbro To Battle Tonight Title in 'V League The championship game of (lie Blylheville Y's Junior llip.li School 3ascl>all League between Ihe Card- mils and the Yarbro Reds which was rained oul Saturday has been re-scheduled for Walkci Park to- lighl at 8 o'clock, J. 1'. Carroll, Y director, said todny. The game will be the final o( the ;eason for Ihe league snd will dc- Icrmhie the wearer of the league crown. The Cardinals and Ihe Rcdi are presently lied in the league standings wllli six wins against one loss each. The final games of the Y's Grammar School Sollball League which were scheduled lo be pluycct Saturday morning, were also rained oul Mr. Carroll said. fisherman Drowns In Mississippi River MEMPHIS, May 23—<W)—James Essary, 33, apparently drowned in the Mississippi River here yesterday when he was knocked overboard accidentally a few minutes after he took off his life preserver. Witnesses told police Essary wa putting out fishing lines when the swift current bumped his boat Blytheville Woman's Sister Dies in Ohio Mrs. Nina Keller. 50. sister of Mrs William J. Rlgucy, who resides hen with her daughter, Mrs. Gilber Hammock, died at her home at Ma rietta, O., yesterday morning. Mrs. Keller's body will be taken to Pleasant Hill, Mo., for funeral services and burial. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday. Other arrangements are incomplete. She had been ill for almost si xwceks. She had made her home in Marietta for Ihe past 10 years. Her husband, Felix Keller, died there last July. Mrs. Keller is survived by a son, Thomas Gregg Keller of Kansas City, Mo., two granddaughters; Mrs. Rigney and another sister, Mrs. Ernest Pearson of Washington, D.c. Services for 2-Year-Old Blytheville Girl Held Last rites for Jo Ann Going, two- year-old daughter of Mr. ami Mrs. Leonard Going of Blylheville Air Base, were conduclcd ItiLs afternoon •.!( the Calvary Baptist Church by Ihe pastor, the Rev. P. ir. Jernigau. Jo Ann died yesterday al the John Gaston Hospital in Memphis, shortly after being admitted. She died of pneumonia. The parents, and three sisters - Charlenc, Shirlle Ann and Bertie Sue Going—survive. The Cobb Funeral Home was In charge of arrangements and burial Dogwood Ridge Cemetery. Final Rites Conducted For W. H. Shepperson Funeral services were conducted this morning for William Hamilton Shepperson of the Number Nine Community who died at his home Saturday night. The services were conducted at the Cobb Chapel by the Rev. R. A. DeQueen Is Damaged By flectrical Storm DeQUEBN, Ark.. May 23. (/!•)— An eicctrk-fll slorrn struck the De- Queen area about 1:30 a.m. today breaking tree limbs and Icarimj down signs. The storm was accompanied bj heavy rain and some hall In scal- tered areas. The lek-piioiie excnange reportei hat some telephones In the ell were oul ol service. County Council Df Demonstration Clubs Will Meet Leachvllle and Boynton Home 3emon.itratloii Clubs will be hos- e.sses to the County Council's meet- IIR nt the Legion Hut In Leachvillt Saturday. The council meeting will ou*n at 10:45 a.m. wllh a foods demonslra- :ion on cunning tomatoes for use n June club meetings. Following this demonstration, handicraft pro- [ec( leaders will have "eye-openers" for June meeting demonstrations. Following a pot-luck luncheon, llnce films — "The Power Behind Ilic Nation," "Over (he Rainbow," and "ShiRltiR Wires"—will be shown council wanton! by Kellh J. Bll- brey, county agent for North Mix- sKsippl Counly. Two 4-H club members from Leachvllle, Meltha and Bnbble Jean Byrd also will give demonstrations for the council members, Meilhn will give a landscaping demonstri- tlon and Bobhle Jean will demonstrate the conversion of » treadle sewin? machine Into an electric machine. Both girls gave these dciuonslra- lions at the Biilcsvllle experiment station's visiting dny last week, mid will pive them at a slate contest hi Riycttcvlllo In August. against a barge. He Is survived by his widow, two daughters, his mother and three brothers. Dixon, Pcnccostnl minister at Lux ora, nnd his body was then lukei to Ripley, Term., for burlnl. He wn 59. Mr. Shepperson is survived by 111 wife, Mrs. Bertha Shepperson: sou, John Sheppcrson of Number Nine; two daughters, Nellie Shep- :)crson of Number Nine nnd Mrs. Lenliic Huey of Elaine; two brothers, Everett and Lawrence Shepperson of Llixorn. and a sister. Mrs. Bertie. Street of Osceola. • • • Rites for V. F. Craft To Be Held Tomorrow The body of Virgil Franklin Craft, 37. was scheduled to arrive in Bly- tlieville todny. He died Saturday at the Hurley Hospital in Flint, Midi., after a brief illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Pino Log Cemetery neiir Panipould. where Mr. Craft will be buried, lie was born at Black Oak, and had lived in various towns in northeast Arkansas before going to Flint about seven years ago. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Craft: three daughters, Dollle Lou. Sharon Lee nnd Palricinn Ann Craft, and a son Billy Joe Craft, all of Flint; his mother, Mrs. Cora Craft of Manila; two brothers. Fred Craft of Bragg city. Mo.; and four sisters. Mrs. Amiie Hnll ot Pascoln. Mo., Mrs. Fred Bull of Keunett. Mrs. Lucy Lewis of Manila, and Mrs. Neal Keiser of Myrtle. Miss The Coblj Fimcrnl Home of Bly- thcvlllc is in charge of funeral arrangements. Auto Damages Store Front; Driver Injured JOG Danner of Armorel narrow! escaped, serious Injury Snlimln, when the car lie was driving struck another cur and then crashed into (lie front of the W. L. Sirttth Grocery on East Highway IB near Ar- norel. According to Investigating officers Uiuiner's cur, a Model A Ford, struck another car driven by an unidentified Negro and then the ;lore's porch, sideswl|>cd a gasoline pump nnd came to a stop a few feet away. He received cul.i nnd bruises nbollt :he liL-nd nnd body nnd after emnr- gcncy treatment was allowed to return lo his home in Armorel. No arrests were made pending further investigation by officers. life's vocation? "Knowledge should be property evaluated, carefully organized and worthily directed. ThU Is a tremendous lask In our world where so much Information b» available and the range of articles to be possessed Is so wide. 'An rduciitlon which includes wisdom, Christian faith and morals; Is the best Inheritance an.v parent •an leave a child. Education which x lacking In these things Is nut ;ood, And, wealth doe.s not mean ntppliie.vs any more than poverty neaiu piety. Mint M»kr Itcclslont •Some of you will be choosing a life vocation and graduating Into business responsibility. You thi're will find that- you must make decisions. Prayer can have a prominent part in choosing Intelligently your vocation, »nd you should seek Odd's lielp in mukiuc the decision, ru- ther than ask His approval ol your decision. •Youth throughout the ages has a record of making grest contribution to the life of the world. In tlnii- of trouble the Army and the Nnvy want youth to lend the way to victory on the battlefield. Others huvo 111 their youth won acclaim In the fields of art mid religion nnd industry. Jesus wa s but S3 when he accomplished the plan of redemption for this sin-cursed world. "Whatever you do, do nnj fee' (lint there Is no need for yon In thl? world. At the same time you must prove your worth and win you plnce ngnliut. terrific competition. 1 Hlso sec great need for the HKIM who have grown mentally nnd spiv llually for their counsel hfi.s gren vnlue nnd their lives serve ns in Inspiration to those following I SENIORS Tlie tJ)ree biggest peanut producing nations last year were India, China nnd the United Stales. Continued from pagu I the basis preparations for life— religious trninlng." "As yon are graduating Into this responsibility," the minister said, "some of you may be nskitiB yourselves: 'How much thought hnve I Elvcn to this?' When you think ot 'building n nest In the West and tct the rest of the world go by', how much thought have you given lo the importance of the foundation of the home? How much faith will be able to give your children? "To those of you who will be graduating into tin; greater responsibility of college training, let me nsk: Have you learned to study so ns not to waste your time, and your parent's money? Have yoi. learned to make decisions so that you may intelligently choose your COLUMBIA HOPE CHEST Open the Columbia Hope Chest and Win a Gift In Our Treasure Chest—Absolutely Free! MAY 24-25-26 • NOTHING TO BUY » NOTHING TO WRITE • NO OBLIGATION TRY YOUR MAGIC KEY AT OUR STORE and win a Gift in out Treasure Chest PRIZES $100 Columbia Diamond Ring $42.50 Set Not'l. Silverware $19.75 Evershorp Pen Set Pick up your key in our store and win a free prize. FITZPATRICK JEWELERS 172 W JU/iin • Bl o^*ta 122 W. Main Phont 2728 It Takes Only 3 Minutes To Open A Charge Account heir footsteps. "Once a vocalion luw been cho.s i. effort is required along the rom o success, Oood Judgment If necd- •d, one mast Ix) nblc to plnn and leal with fninu'.u mid Justness; we mist iws.se.ss open minds, show Inl- lallvt', decisiveness, enduislu.sm, urnce, Ingenuity, ttmi ivsource- lnpjis. Way Ni>< SlrcH-n With Kos«i 'For those of you who have not elected :i vocation, there ix need or full-lime workers In the field of •olldon. The world mail be Chrl.s- .laulr.ed before there can be nny ippoiinince of sntely on (his rarlh. and America mu.sl bu kepi Chrls- :lnn. which Is no easy ln.sk. If OCH! 'nils you for such work, do not any Ni>' to Illin. "Whether you choo.se I lie field ot reliHion, or .some oilier, be sure th.il von can nnd nre willing lo take Cimi with you. "I hnve not tried lo pnlnl a way strewn with roses, but am cliul- pniilnK ench of you wllh n K"al of sronler re.s|)nu.slbllillr.s. 1 have round life thai way, and (he memories nip line. Eni'h dny pvc.senls new problems uud by Iho fullli Ihnl ami lircivlclnf! wo grow .suffli'lenUy dnily to meel the t;renter tusks of Umvir- niw If we do well the- disks ol to- i.v. . . . "A.s you move Into ci'i'iitrr re- .M'onslbllitli'.s in this ono wurld, this world of nlomlc ix>m'i, Owl's Mcs.v !nns will BO wllh you if you remember Him. 'Hemeiuher the Creu- lor in the days of Miy youth.' " TORNADOES Continued from i>age 1 .sheltered were wrecked. Clothiuf, hung cra/lly from trccliius and nniny ucrsous were loll with only he clothing tiny were wearing. The cslJmiitc of property damage vns miule.by Mayor Walter H, Ford ifter ix survey of Iho devastated iron. The hardest hit sections were ho subdivisions ot Mnrble City llelRhts and Red Slur In Hie iiorth- :ru purl of Cii|x> Olrardeau, Most )f Iho (uliillllca occurred in Iheso icctlons. Tlirw Othtn Hit Throe other Missouri towns, not directly in the path of the twister, •tich rcporled one dciul. They aro Clurksville, nmvlllo and Cubool • ndiunu's 11 dead nnd 47 Injured ire ul Blielljiirn, Terra Kunto and Clay City. Ralph C. Werner, a Hed Cross spokesman, sulrt the fiUle'H iiBo would run Into hundreds of Ihoiisiinds of ckilluifi. lulil persons were killed nt Hhcl- biirn. two ueiir tho outskirts ol Tcr- ro Haute and one near Ol«y City, in Ihe west side of Shelbiirn, a :«wn uf 1,000, Hie. tornado demolished 0!> houses nnd damaged 95, 80 of Minn severely. Illinois hud n total of nine dcud. live nt Wood Hlvor and four nt iilcsUuo. At Wood Illver, up the Mississippi from si, Umls. 325 homes in (ho city of (1,000 were- destroyed nnd 55 persons Injured in a M-simaro block ami. Tim four poisons killed nl Palestine wero in a hl(jhwuy lunch stand which collapsed. Kentucky Weniiin Killed At Slumc.si'l, Ky., one womnii wns kllk'il mill (io houses dimmed by a strong wind, Dumuuc was oMimul- ecl nl $150.000, At Will Spriims, two persons weru injured and hfuvy wind cliimiiuc reported, Johnstown. [>a,. listed nuo fntul- lly us n result of u Kturin which cnuseil thousands of dollnra uf dnm- n«c. One [linn Ufere wns killed when ho attempted to dli.ludi;o mi electric wire which hud been blown PAGE FIVB ma^^« acrow a ildewalk. • In Ihe Southwell, TOM. «Uch had been lashed by IntrrmUtart tornadoes for a week, wu hit to another windstorm at AMlenc. Ptw persons were Injured and *""t*"Hit- Ings damaged by wind, h*n and —*n near TexarUr*. Several homei were fUttotwd it Mpcon and Clay Countle* at none&see. A brick well or a Cumberland University building at Naab- vllle was demollthed and Rice Ok. scrvtitory was damaged extodttreir. Several building! were «t«riirMt by a tornado at Keoeauqua, Iowa. IT'S TIME TO SHINE WITH THISHWTHAT $r*ysi it has a hard-wox finish GRIFFIN HACK • MOWN . TAM • OXHOOO ^^^^^••"^••••^••••••^•^^•H Attention! All Grocery Stores In Northeast Arkansas And Southeast Missouri: For your convenience and consideration we have just completed a new Modern Building for our Central Cash & Carry Wholesale Grocer business in Blythevilte. This building is located on South Railroad Street, just south of the Frisco Freight Depot, in the wholesale district. We invite our many old customers, as well as new customers, to visit us in our new location. We assure you that you will find we are in much better position to take care ot your grocery requirements. We handle a complete line of Fancy and Staple merchandise Certified All Purpose Flour. -Betty Jane and Blair's Our motto is: "Prices arc seldom equalled and never excelled," because our supplier buys in carload lots direct from the manufacturers and packers, thereby giving the advantage of quantity price. These lower prices are passed on to our customers, which in turn allows him to sell for less. Too, we can afford to sell for less, because we have no delivery expense, with very little over-head. If you are not already one of our many satisfied customers, you cannot go wrong by "* L 0 PP° r * un ' f y oi Coving to you that by trading at CENTRAL CASH & is the most economical means of food distribution. You'll Find Plenty of Parking Space! Central Cash & Carry South Rail rood St. Wholesale Grocers Phone 4487 Blytheville, Ark.