The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 21, 1947 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 21, 1947
Page 11
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^WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 1947 Ruins of Ancient Rome Openei/l For Inspection by Brooks Trio En route lo Africa en a big game hunting expedition, Mr. and Mrs. Kerry Brooks of Memphis and their daughter, Virginia, spent the week ending May 10 in Rome. They previously had visited a week m New York, London and Pails. Mrs. Brooks Is a former Blythc- ville resident. This week's dispatch to the Courier News deals with the visit to Home. 4, By Virginia Wall on Brooks ; ROME, Italy—En route here from 1>a '*kit' " cw by "'e way of Geneva iQEvitzcrland, over a portion of the Mediterranean and the tip of Corsica. 11 is three weeks since We left the States. The Home BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COUKIEU NEWS Junior Is King for a Day in Japan --. airport still shows battle sears but the city proper was spared. It seemed that the pagan. Christian and modern Rome vies for interest- of world travelers today. We visited among many, many places of historic interest, the Vatican Museum which i s filled with art treasures. A most rare privilege developed after we had purchased three beautiful Mosaic pictures from the Vatican Mosaic Gallery. We three were escorted by Mon'signor Kaas, business manugcr of St. Peters, who personally conducted us into the erpyt of St. Pcter s where excavations are being made to uncover remains of the IBasilica of Constantine built in 325 beneath which are even earlier ruins. The only Americans alforded this honor have b?en Secretary Stimson. General Mark Ciark. Myron Taylor .and Cardinal Spellman end the B?rry Brooks Trio. In I he will of Pone Pius XI he requested to be buried next to Pope Pius X where a wall stood in the Crypt of the great St. 'Pcl- ers. 'When the wall was removed Monsignor Kaas discovered a niche which led him to believe here wa s the old structure of the first Christian Emparor's Basilica so he ordered the crtpt closed lo the public so excavations could begin. Beneath tons of s""d the walls, chaitcls, and complete structural skeleton of Const antlne's church were revealed. On down went the excavations to greater depths where the real finds were made for here were the chapels, walls nnd remains of a pre-Conslantlne pagan church built during the time of Nero's Circus in the Second Century. The old Roman bricks of the walls were in perfect condition. We walked through old passage way.s built centuries ago. The white marble sarcophagi were carved in the most beautiful figures of gods and animals. There were scaled urns for ashes in niches above the tombs. The has relief, Greek inscriptions, divings and archways were thrilling to behold. Beneath our feet lay the key to past civilizations. •Above us rose the mighty dome and cupola created by the genius PAGE ELEVEN; Any Tifna,"Any>i Contractors can build it better and faster with READY-MIXED CONCRETE For building floors, sidewalks, driveways, foundation and scores of other improvements When you builci, of course, you want concrete— firesafe, , and !ow in cost. -, T7OLLOWING the custom of their ancestors, molern Japanese slill cclcbrnlc "Tango-no-scUku"— i " Boy's Festival—in Mny,, Only families with young sons participate in (he celehvalion, originated lo encourage martial spirit in beys and briny health and prosperity to nil males throughout the land. • Dolls handed down from generation to generation, repicscntiny popular Japanese herpes, me dis- ^played in the homes. Symbol of the festival is the carp. iJirgo carps, mude of paper ov cloth, nro • huns from poles outside eacli home lo signify that tho sons of the family will be as Blrony us a ' carp trying to swim up a waterfall. AUOVU: Sonny aits in regal isolation, riglil, w.ilh family opposite as they watch youni; daughter perform traditional dunce honoring Ihc boy. Llit'T, UELOW: »*Boy admires armor of a warrior ancestor. 1UG11T: All boys carry symbolic' paper carps on slicks. _] e who accompanied J. 1'. Mor- :ui on his . ICuroitcan Lours. We vnl by motor with our own liaiiffi-ur. by taxi, on foot ami l>y elsurdy raiTlngi! to visit the spots if Interest. 'Mussolini's Hoadinmrlers were in lie 15lh ccnlury Vonc/.ln Palace of t tiiandcur, -Today 11 houses reasures bvotiiiht to Home for safe secplm; durlm: the war. We .stood m the balcony from whloh 11 lice delivered Ins famous orations vith Unrxiir-Uko attitudes. Treas- ures of art, tapestry, primitive l>aln(ini;!i on wood and Etruscan Hold Jewelry and bronze have re- pluccd the Puticlst regime. Every effort is made to erase the name, and memory of Mussolini. Our next dlsjldtcli will come from Athens, Greece. Splinter Causes Death Of High School Athlete MEMI'HIS, TCIIII., May 21, tUP) —A epllntcr which caused t«t*m» lo develop was listed Uxtay u the cause of death for Gene Tlwmu, 18-year-old Humes High School athlete. 'J'homas caught the splinter In his foot nearly a month utjo and had been hospitalized In.a critical fori- dltion since May 12. He died Monday night. : i ' '"' Earthtjuakcs occur somewhere around the globe at Hie rate of about 8000 .1 year. .and Hanesknii is made to fit Ready-Mixed Concrete helps contractors deliver a quality job at a satisfactory price. Every truck load is strong, uniform, watertight concrete designed for your specifications. 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The short-sleeve T-Shltt dmiblca ns a ncut uiid eomforlublc s]K>rt3 shirt. of Michaelangelo. i In one swoop we were viewinir the greatness of Koine from the Second Century to the tip of the dome of St. Peters in me twentieth Century. These are the first discoveries actually made of the church which stood in Nero's circus in Pagan times so the ma;;- uainity of the discovery can only be appreciated by archcologists and Vatican City. i\Ve returned to the great nave of St. Peter's via tho Tomb of the Apostile which is the most sacred spot in the church. The hronzo doors were opener! for ns to view within although they normally are opened only on the 29th of June each year \vhcn the multitudes can see but not go down into the sacred Confession Crypt as we did. We appreciated the honor hc- stowcd u[X)n us when we were accorded these privileges for we were neither Catholic nor personalities though very grateful and humble Americans. The Confession Is surrounded 'by a foalustratie of fine marble ana by lamps, burning night and day, before the tomb of the Apostle. We came up the steps to the center of the Latin Cross section of the largest ancient church in the world. Monscgnor Idas was Ihe only one whom the present Pope embraced when he ^became the Holy Father for they are close friends, lie told us of the four Facist bombs which fell in the Vatican City during the war. The Germans had hoped to occupy the Vatican City and loot it's treasures. Tho liiisilica was hung with Chandeliers nnd the wine colored damashs bounr,l with gold in honor of the cannonizalion of a -saint. This is probably the greatest first hand account I shall have the honor to be the first to re- port. 'We have enjoyed Rome with SUIDIKNIT SFOIT SHUTS *LS5 "The Cashmere of Cotton. Knitting." New and different llancsknit fabric with a soft aueda finuh. 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