The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 23, 1967 · Page 5
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' BSylhevllla (Ark.) Courier News — Saturday, December JJ, 1967 — Page Fivl Quick Quiz Q—Wliat was the nation's first skyscraper? A—The Home Insurance Co. building in Chicago, built in 1884. : Q—What states make up the Delmarva Peninsula? A—Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. Q—What church houses the largest bell in the, western hemisphere? A—The largest bell is the Bourdon, weighing 18'/4 tons, in the Rockefeller carillon, River- THE MAN WHO MADE ROOM In the personal history of Jesus Christ we learn that at the time of His birth His mother wrapped Him in a band of cloth and laid Him in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn. The caravansery.in Bethlehem was Ipll. At the very best it could contain only a few of those who had come to the city of David to be enrolled for the taxation decreed by Caesar Augustus. The early arrivals had taken all available space. The later ones were all in the same predicament, so no one paid any attention to the young Jewish wife who was great with child. H someone that .day had noticed the condition of this girt arid, moved by compassion, had surrendered his room with the stipulation that Joseph and Mary should have it, our Lord would have been born in that room instead of outside with the cattle. If you or! had been there, we would have done this. And, as a result, it would have been recorded in Scripture. Then we would have gone down in sacred and secular history as THE MAN WHO MADE ROOM. Our noble act would have been celebrated in pageant and song, and be remembered along with the deeds of the shepherds and wise men. But we were not there. We are here — living in a day when the Lord Jesus is still crowded out of the lives of men, a time when He is still seeking room. We now have the opportunity of being known by God as men who made room. Jesus Christ stands outside of our lives and knocks. He wants to be welcomed and received as a Savior of sinners. Tfce latch is on the inside, but very few will let Him in. What are you doing in regard to this? We need to recognize that there is today in the western world a popular religion called Christianity that has little if any relationship to the meek and lowly one who lived in Palestine 1900 years ago. This religion is so wrapped up in buildings, budgets, liturgy, ceremonies, social status, food, fun and fellowship that it has very little room for the Lord Jesus and for His claims upon the lives of men. His person and the Word that reveals Him are constantly crowded out of the lives of many who claim to be followers of Him. Most professing Christians are caught up in the machinery of Christendom. They run to and fro to do this and do that, never once stopping to consider that the Word of God says: "This is the work of God, that you believe on Him whom God hath sent" (John 6:29). It is not God's desire that we should simply give Him a^place in our lives. It is the will of God "that in all things He might have the preeminence" (Col. 1:18). What are you doing in regard to this? Are you one who has made room? Otis Q. Sellers. This is a .message in our Newspaper Evangelism Project. We seek to serve those who desire a better understanding of God's Word. A package of literature will be sent free to all who request it. You will not be visited. THE WORD P. 0. Box 36093 OF TRUTH MINISTRY Los Angeles, Calif. 90036 side Church, New York City. Q—Is the famous Washington elm tree In Cambridge, Mass., still standing? A—No, the tree under which General Washington presumab- tinental Army fell in 1923. ly took command of the Con- Q—Who was the first president born a citizen of the United States and therefore never a British subject? A—Martin Van Buren. He was born Dec. 5, 1782. MURR Your Friendly Theatre OSCEOLA LAST TIME TODAY "THE PLAINSMAN" Sun. • Mon. • Tues. The 'Pulitzer 'Prize-Winning eMusical Comedy ROBCRTMORSe iwcHeietee Rinnrvauee a man's body. A knot is a The caterpillar has 4,000 muscles, compared to only 792 in unit of speed equivalent to one nautical mile All that Is left of King Solomon's Temple is the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. Oklahoma City, capital of Oklahoma, covers an area of about 1631 square miles. MAKE ALL-STATE BAND—These four students from Harrison Junior High School were chosen from more than 400 students from Northeast Arkansas who tried out for the all-state band last Saturday in Augusta, Arkansas. The band will perform in West Memphis Jan. 6, and conductors will be Don Minx of Arkansas State University and Bill Clark of Arkadclphia. Ark. From left are Henry Davenport. J. W. Speight, Doris Speight and Larry White. (Courier News Photo) Today in History (to the Japanese. Torlav is Saturday Dec '3 ' In 1945 < s Big Three meetin S «I ,Wh rfav nf NB7 There'' 0 * P lace in Moscow - Taki "8 S)tate James Byrnes ana unr.- ish F ° re ^ Mi " iSter E ™ St *"' this date Washington reu ft ..™ ™ , ,. commander-in-chief and retired m ' to his home at Mount Vernon In 1962, Cuban war prisoners in Virginia. who had been ransomed from' On this date: the Castro government began In 1805, the Mormon leader,! arr iving in Miami. Joseph Smith, was born in Shar- j Ten yea] . s ago _ T ] ]e fj r ,, on, v '- I nuclear submarine produced by In 1940, Britain's Prime Min-1 assem bly - line methods, the Ductile Metal ! A metal is ductile when it is pliable enough to he pulled into a very thin thread without breaking. Such metals as gold, i silver, platinum, iron, nickel] and copper have this property, i At this holy season, may we take the opportunity to wish you every blessing! Leon Burns & Sons Printing 122 N. 2nd . Office Supplies . PO 2-2513 Art Materials ister Winston S. Churchill urged the Italians to rid themselves of the dictator, Benito Mussolini. In 1941, Churchill, a wartime visitor to Washington, was asked how long it would take to defeat the Axis. He replied: "If we manage it well, it will take only half as long as if •Skate," was launched at Groton, Conn. Five years ago — Britain announced it would build a squadron of submarines which would be equipped with U.S. "Polaris" missiles. One year ago — Thouands | of Christmas crossed from Is- we manage it badly." !rael into Jordan for Christmas Also in 1941, Wake Island fell j observances in Bethlehem. WE'LL FIX IT! What a Christmas! You say St. Hick surprised you with a sweater to match your lovely brown eyes... and they're blue. And Susie's new pantsuit would fit Uncle Jim a whole lot better. Don't panic, We'll be happy to exchange Santa's errors for you... with a smile. If we can work it into our stock, and most likely we can, we will swap it for something you can use. No jewelry or furs f please. SWAP DAY IS DEC. 26th PLAZA SHOPPING CENTER OPEN 9 A.M.-6 P.M. BORING WINTER MONTHS, Matinees will start at 1:10 p.m. MONDAYS THRU THURSDAYS (exceptions! National Holidays & Advance Admission Prices). Special Adult Prices 1 to 4 p.m. 75o - Children H«. Mon. thr« Thurfi. After 4 p.m. Regular admission flOo A We. Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Show continous from 2 p.m. BOe & 350. LAST TIME TODAY "FATHOM" — with Raquel Welch and Tony Franciosa (A-MY) "FORT UTAH" — with John Ireland and Virginia Mayo (GA) SUN MON. (NC) TUES. There's only one, Wonderful, Wacky ROSIE! ROSALIND RUSSELL -SANDRAIJEE BRIAN AHERNE- AUDREY MEADOWS JAMES PARENTING -LESLIE NIELSEN 6} f? ,.ifX I ^ I COMING SOON TO THE RITZ TAMMV & THE MILLIONAIRE — With Debbie Watson FROM THE RITZ THEATRE

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