The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 1, 1949 · Page 12
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BLTOTEVILLE (ABK.) COURIER NEWS Methodists Plan $165,000 Drive Funds to B« Used To Erect Sanctuary At Seventh and Main A financial campaign with $166,000 « tht goal wlll.be launched by metnbeni • of the First Methodist Church at a dinner meet Ing in the chureh, Seventh and Main streets, Thursday night, It was aimonunced *oday by the Re?. Roy I. Bagley, pastor, and the committee chairmen in charge of the drive. The funds will be used to supplement the building fund of more than $100,000 in an effort to pay for the (270,000 sanctuary to be located iri front of the present Education Building. Ground was broken for the hew unit Sunday and a. formal contract Is being drawn up up with Ben White and Sons, contractors, for the erection of the building. Th» • sanctuary will seat approximately 800 persons. The steering committee in charge of the financial drive is headed by B. A. Lynch, president ot the Farmere Bank and Trust Company. Serving with him on the committee are: R: A. Nelson, A. O. Hudson, W. Paul Pryor, C. F. Tucker, James L. Guard and J. L. Gfunn. Workers in the campaign are being selected by & committee composed of Gus Eberdt, chairman; P. K. Cooley, E. D. Ferguson and William Wyatt. The meeting Thursday night will b« held in connection with the November session of the church's Board of Steward* and all workers in the finance drive are expected to attend, the Rev. Mr. Bagley "said. • .The drive will continue until Thanksgiving when another meeting will be arranged to announce the results and plan for any follow- up.campaign which may be neces- aary, it was explained. ' The church also has under construction a new parsonage at Ninth and Walnut Streets. The old parsonage, adjacent to the church, has been sold to provide more space for the new building. Clemency is Sought For Gandhi's Slayers ' DELHI, NOT. 1. (#>— Nearly S.OOO persons in Bombay province hart appealed to India's governor general, C. Rajagopalacharl, to conimuU the death sentences again** N. 'V. Gods* and N. D. Aptc, who are scheduled to hang Nor. 15 f or ' the assassination of Mahatm* Gandhi. One group of petitioners contended that Gandhi, as the apostle of non-violence, .would not have tolerated the idea of hanging his own a&saseins. Radar^cah be'used to determine the "amount of rain which falls on any given area. The data is most important in flood control work. THE COOSE HANGS HIGH—Forty Westmarks per goose— about ?9,l)0—is much too high lor th« average wage earner in Berlin. So this enterprising shop owner Is selling his geese on the installment—or American—plan. Hi« bargain-sal* sign brought a rush of snoppari eager to mike * down-payment on their holiday German equivalent ol America's turkey. P* 1*1* I a* • • Political Crisis Looms for Italy Three Anti-Communist Socialist Cabinet , Ministers Walk Out FORUM Continued from Page 1 ago to reconcile the lag between cultural and spiritual development and industrial progress of today. Those to attend the forum at Blytheville Include: A. B. Bonds, commissioner of education; Harvey Booth, safety engineer, Arkansas Highway Department; C. K. Call, commissioner of labor; Marlon L. Crist, chairman, Arkansas Resources and Development Commission; Wayne Fletcher, executive director, Resources and Development Commission; Moody Moore, director, Division of Hospitals; Board of Health; nnd I. J. Steed, planning director, Arkansas Resources and Development Commission, all of Little Rock. .Glenn Zimmerman, secretary, Arkansas Municipal League, North Little Rock; J. F, Tuohey, director of community development for Arkansas Power & Light Co.; W. H. Marak, district engineer. Bureau of Community Services, General Services Administration; Aubrey Gates,' director, Agriculture Extension Service; L. A. Henry, consulting engineer; and Frank Canlrcll, managing director of the AEC-Stnte Chamber of Commerce, all of Little Rock. L. C. Baber, executive director, Arkansas Chain stores Council; Houston Burford, general malinger, Southwest Hotels, .Inc.; R. B. Elwood, Worllien Bank & Trust Co.; Waldo. Frasier, manager of Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation; James J. .Hollowny, secretary-treasurer, AEC-Stnte Chamber of Commerce; Sam Metcalf, Commercial National Bank; T. B. Neiklrk, manager, Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Co.; Barkley and Widow Prolong Shopping Tour in Search of Ring ST. LOUIS. Nov. 1—<;!>,_ Vice President Barkluy still hasn't found the kind of wedding ring he wants for his bride-to-be. Barkley and Mrs. Carleton S. Hadley. 38. who announced their marriage date Sunday, shopped for a ring yesterday. But they were unable to fiml just what they wanted. The 71-year-old vice president planned a flying trip to Washington, Pa., today for a speaking engagement. Alter tilling the engagement, he wil return to St. Louis and continue his search for a ring. The wedding date is Nov. 18 Barkley said he planned to "floating around this area between now and the wedding." "I might be In St. Louis ne.vt weekend," he added. "I'll be in Chicago next Monday giving a speech. Also I plan to spend.some time in Kentucky." After the wedding, the "veep" and his bride will move to Barkley's home near paducah, Ky. The place is known as "The Angles." Charles Orth, Union National Bunk; Howard Stehblns, Jr., Stebbins-Rou- erts; President J. Vi Snttcrficld, Peoples National Bank; Clarence Stewart, manager, Federal Reserve Bank; Minor Simmers, assistant to president, Arkansas Power fc Light Co.; C. K. Wllkcrson, manager for Bond Sabs Division, u. S. Treasury Department; and Bob Whnberley, advertising department, 'Arkansas Power & Light Co., all of Little Rock. By The Associated PreM The Italian government Is facing a political crisis today following the walkout of three antl-Com- munlst Socialist cabinet ministers^ Those resigning were Vice Premier Giuseppe Snragnt, leader of the Italian Socialist Labor party (PS LI) and two other party member*. They left the coalition cabinet of Premier Alclde de Gaspcri because of a bitter row within the Moderate Socialist ranks! Premier de Gaspcri said he would attempt to persuade the three to return to his government. He iccmed certain to continue as leader of any reshuffled cabinet since his Christian Democratic party won a heavy majority in the 1948 elections, At Lake Success, a special United Nations group began finalizing its recommendations on the future of Italy's prewar African colonies. The committee has agreed ' on Independence for Libia by 1052, and for Italian Somallland by 1959. It recommends that a five-nation committee of inquiry go to Eritrea to rcuort on the situation there. The plan calls for Italian trusteeship over Somaliland until 1959 This is opposed by Arab nations. At pro-Italian South American bloc Ls reported ready to throw its voting strength against all subcommittee's proporsals unless the trusteeship provision stands. Following a year of bitter church-state conflict. Czechoslovak churches came under the co of the Communist government today. A new church control law became effective one minute after midnight in Rome, the Catholic action official newspaper II Quotidiano accused the Czech government of preparing "to- discredit Catholic clergymen in the eyes of the faithful." Quotidiano said' the government announced the Catholic heir- archy's acceptance of of a loyalty atli to the state but said nothing of the hierarchy's 'direction that I be conditioned on no infringement of priestly vows. In London, the British labor government pushed forward Its legls latlon to nationalize Britain's stee industry, 'me labor dominated House of commons gave second approval of a bill reducing the time by which the conservative House of Lords can delay Commons-approved legtelntion. This means that the nationalization Dill will probably become law by May 1, 1950, before the government's term of office expires. 'Desperado' Turns Dut to Be Patient From VA Hospital BEEBE, Ark., Nor. I. If)— A two- day hunt for n man previously be- leved to be tn escaped Arizona prisoner ended here today with the capture of a patient from the Fort Roots Veterans Hospital in NorUi Little Rock. A posse had searched the arem tround Beebe since a farmer identified a picture of Jack Tatum, 2», :he Arizona fugitive, as the man he gave breakfast early Sunday. The Little Rock "FBI office said ihe posse captured Green Lawson, 30, at a farm house near here early today. He was identified as the man who got food from the farmer Sunday, the FBI said. Lawson disappeared from the hospital last Thursday. Tatum escaped from jail at Phoenix on Oct. 22,,' TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1,1949 Barbecue is Arranged By Masonic Agencies All Masons in Blylheville are to oe honored at 1 o'clock tomorrow night with a. barbecue supper at the new Woman's Building at the Walker Park. The barbecue is Ihe annual feast given by the Clifckasawba Lodge No. 134, Free and Accepted Masons, for its members and members of other Masonic orders In Blytheville. Tomorrow night's supper is to be directed by Victor Stllwell, and Rosco Crafton is chairman of the program committee. Masonic orders included in the Blytheville area are: the Chlcka- sawba Lodge No. 134, headed by William Berryman .worshipful master; Blytheville Chapter No. 117 of the Royal Arch Masons, headed by Otlio Stanfield as high priest; and Olvet Commandery No. 20 of the Knights Templar, headed by Ivy W. Crawford as eminent commander. Robert E. Blaylock is secretary for the Masonic bodies. Triplets Follow Twins JERSEY CITY, N. J.. Nov. I— (XP)—Mrs. Ann Podclborski had her first child, Ann, 10 years ago. Two years later she had twins, Jeffrey and Johanna, now eight. Yesterday slie presented her proud husband, boys. Sigimind, with triplets, all Fire Postal Building Big U.S. Structure In Washington Scene of Blasts WASHINGTON, Hov. 1—(«_ Fire, accompanied by a. rumbling series of explosions, caused heavy damage to (he 111,000,000 Postoffice Department building today *nC sent hundreds of government employees fleeing to the streets. The blaze was confined to the eighth floor. But before firemen brought it under control,' they poured tons of water into the col- o n umned, limestone structure Pennsylvania Avenue between IHh and I3th Streets, Northwest. . Smoke and water damage was heavy. There was no immediate official estimate of the loss but a somewhat similar fire in 1935— soon after the building was constructed—caused $400,000 damage. Twelve persons were treated at emergency hospital for injurise. They all had cuts or bruises from flying class and debris. A section of the seventh floor celling fell in injuring some. None was hurt seriously. Robert Farrington, an Associated Press reporter, got a -bad cut on the shoulder. A glass door behind him was blown out on the 7th floor while he was telephoning report on the fire to his office? Three Firemen Overcame Three firemen were taken to emergency hospital. They were overcome by smoke while fighting the blaze. The building houses several agencies in addition to the post- office department. Martin Levy, Federal Communication lawyer, said the building was shaken heavily. by the initial explosions. "They felt like an earthquake" Levy said. "The ceiling in my seventh floor of/ice fell In. Plaster hit me on the shoulder but I .wasn't hurt, nnd got out by breaking a glass pane in the door. Wrestlers Hurt When Car Hits Stalled Truck BETHANY, Mo., Nov. I. («>) — Orville Brown, 38, of Kansas City, and Robert Bruns, 35, of Hayward, Calif,, heavyweight wrestlers, were injured severely early today in an automobile collision. Brown's Cadillac automobile was nearly demolished as he ran into n transport truck which had stalled on Highway 68 three miles north of Eagleville, Mo. The wrestlers were returning to Kansas city from a wrestling show at Des Moines last night. Brown suffered a possible skull fracture, two deep head lacerations, a bad cut on the right forearm and glass cuts in the right eye. He lapsed Into unconsciousness at the Bethany Hospital and arrangements were made to take him to Kansas City as soon as possible Bruns suffered a fractured shoulder. A truck-trailer driven by Eivin Henry Fleming, ..46. Tulsa, Okla, had stalled on the highway. Fleming set out flares and walked back to Eagleville to get a mechanic. The truck coasted backward and went off the highway on the left side with the cab still on the pavement As Brown's car came over the hill from the north, other northbound trucks were passing the stalled transport. Brown drove oft the pavement to his right, to try to avoid a collision, but his car ran under the bed Schools at Malvern Closed Due to Polio MALVERN, Ark., Nov. 1. (AP) -_ Public schools «wre elosed here today because of pollomyeliti*. Motion picture theater audience* were restricted to persons over 1*. The action came after the second polio case within the last week waa reported. Bobby Ray Lewellin, 17, Malvern High School student, was removed ast night to University Hospital, Little Rock, where his illness wa» diagnosed as polio. His brother, Richard Lee Lewellin, died lost week of the disease. At Little Rock the state's 45Jh death from polio this year was recorded, Seven-year-old Wayne Pepper, Helena, died of the disease. Philippines' Dollar Reserves on Decline . MANILA —OR— The Phillip- pines reserves in u. S. Dollars droped to a new postwar low of $279,000,000 at the end of Septwu- ber. The decline is due largelj^Jwo a heavily adverse balanc" of trade and a gradual reduction In the U. S. aid program. Reserves were 5100.000,000 Jan. 2. Economists at the U. S. embassy and the Piillllpine government have urged heavier import controls on luxuries and non-essentials to halt the dollar drain. tered with plate glass and papers blown from the upper floors. Some of the glass was blown 200 feet One people open court came. "I was one "But no one Even after mail carrier said several were walking across the yard when the blast he said. of them,' was hurt. the fire was under control, firemen still we re : trying to determine whether anyone was trapped at any place in the building. There were reports that a woman was caught in an elevator between floors when the power failed Firemen said the blaze apparent- j the first blast. ly began in an electrical trans-1 More than 30 pieces of fire former room. The first sign of fighting equipment were called Into play. Using extension ladders firemen took three people from! the eighth floor. j trouble was a flickering of lights. Tiie postoftice building encircles grassy courtyard. This was lit- of the truck. The top of his car was roiled back. The front seat of his car gave way, Brown said, or both men would have been crushed to death. Pickard's Gro and Market 1044 Chickosawba We Specialize in .SWIFT'S PREMIUM ; BRANDED BEEF We Deliver Plenty of Parking Space Fancy Meats and Groceries 4 A Cow's Day Observations made on a herd of cows showed that in a 24-hour period they grazed eight hours, spent 12 hours lying down, and loafed around the remaining four hours, and. their grazing speed was 50 to 70 bites per minute. Men And Women Who Choose. Only The Best Say: We Prefer Better Cleaning The Hudson Finish In 8 Hours For the Asking HUDSON CLEANER TAILOR •rytri.vllU, Ark. CLOTHIER lU«U, Mi Which of these letters do you use most often? Dl» you say "E"? Well, you're right. E is easily the most used Ie»e» in the English language. And E also stands for Electricity— the service you use most often. Light, power, heat, cold, lime, music ... no other service does so many johs for you so cheaply and so dependably as Electricity. America enjoys the best and the most Electric •ervice in the world—largely because feiufnew-managed Electric companies hara jvorked constantly to keep the quality of service up and the cost of service <&£gfi» • "MEET CORLISS ARCHER" for delightful comedy. CBi — S«nd«n —I r. *, Otnin) HIM. Ark-Mo Power Co.

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