The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 19, 1940 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 19, 1940
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1940 Big Manufacturer Exhorts Workers, Creates Foundation to Spread Gospel UY MILTON BRONNER N'KA Service Stall Correspondent PEOftIA, ill., Dec. 18.—Taking GocI into full partnership in one's business and giving 'Him the greater part of the profits—that is the way to real, lasting success, according to the firm belief of R. G. U-Tourrieau, head of three plants of the machine manufacturing LeTourneau* Company of Georgia, Illinois, and California. There is nothing phony about this. It is all in deadly earnest so far us Lc-Tourneau is concerned. IIt- himself gives religious talks to his workmen. His big bass voice )c:u!s in the .sinking of hymns. But anybody could do this without, cost to himself. Money talks and LeTourneau makes his money talk religion. To God he has given G7.5 per cent of the 450,000 shares of stock in his companies. Thus has taken the form of a gift of that amount oC stock to the LeTourneau Foundation, with offices in Rockefelelr Center. New York City. Valued at, more than 13,000.000. the Founda-1 tion has a yearly revenue of about S450.000. This money is employed in spreading: the Gospel and supporting missions. That's the LeTourneau way of showing his relationship with the Supreme Being. HEARD EVANGELIST- THEN CAME SUCCESS As he so seriously mixes religion with his business, LeTourneau's success story differs greatly from most. Born about 52 years ago and reared in California, he never got beyond the eighth grade in school. Forced by poverty to seek work early, he got a job in a .foundry.' BLYTHEVILLE (AKK.) COURIER NEWS Exhorting His Workers Stft . - Accurate Your Prescription Druggl*! Fowler Drug Co. Mftin * Ftnl Ph*a« 141 • SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON So Long as the Christmas' Story Lives, There Is Hope for Pc;ioe , s is not a bargain with the Lord idea of service to CieU Eventually he opened a small welding shop and garage which he left in charge of a partner when he enlisted in the U. S.- Army during the World War. His business went to pot and he found himself in debt. Paying off his creditors out of wages earned as a mechanic, he bought an old caterpillar tractor, repaired it. and got jobs in irrigation work. He invented an earth scraper and started a small factory in Stockton, Calif. Tlic 1929 crash hit him and he found himself $200,000 in debt, One night during that troubled period. LeTourneau was sitting at his drawing board, trying to sketch a new machine which he hoped would retrieve his broken for- FOR SALE $HIBLEtlBi§T f LOJIR Barrel . : '.-.§4.80 48 Lb. Sack ........... $1.25 24 Lb.Sack 65c 50 Lbs. Lard $3.25 100 Lbs. Sugar $4.60 Ash & Broadway Phone 81(5 tunes. He heard there was an evangelist in town, pushed aside his work and went to hear him. It was not a of conversion. LeTourneau had always been an ardent Christian. In telling of that night, La- Tourneau says he truly believes he was inspired by God, because he came back to his drawing board with renewed, faith, worked all night and got up from his task in the morning with the completed sketches of the scraper. He patented these and they brought riches within his grasp. The machine digs up earth, loads it, caries, it, and spreads it where it us wanted. From that fateful night, LeTourneau has never looked back. His company now owns big plants at Stockton, Calif.. Peoria. 111., and Toccoa, Ga. LeTourneau not only addresses religious meetings in his factories, attended by his employes, but flies ar °MWd....i»c country. "in his own plane to conduct "religious Cervices. In a recent address to his men, he said: "The idea of service to God in business is not a bargain with the Lord. It pays to serve the Lord, but not to serve the Lord because it pays." JUSTIFIES SHELL ORDER Recently he got a government contract for making $6.000,000 worth of shells. Some people have asked how he could thus take active part in the rearmament program. To this LeTourneau replies: ''When Christ found the racketeers despoiling His Father's house. Text: Luke ;i:8-;i<) Hy WILLIAM K. GILKOV, I). ». Editor of Advance Thanksgiving Day ami Christmas, both coming close together, are often associated in the public mind, us they ought to be. H is the birth around which this'lesson centers which c-onxtituu'.v our.chief cause for thanksgiving. As we contemplule a world :U war, 'with, strife and violence on almost every hand, we may thank God ( for the measure of democracy and 'peace Umt our country still enjoys. But wi'ih all thai 1m broken in the rest of the world it would be blindness- and folly to, imagine the things we pri/e most.' are not imperilled. i The question is one ol the fix-; lent and immediacy of any perii). to as; but even if w-c wern in no peri) whatever, it would be a Door and shallow sort of. thanksgiving'that look no account of the tragedies and sorrnw.s'of Iho world ;H large, When we view that world at large, what faith and hope /air we have for the future and for mankind apart from the fact of Jesus, nnd the record of His gospel. His life, Mis leaching, end His example, a.s given for us in the- New Testament? «• * . * . The quiet fields where shepherds watched their flocks by night Is in strange contrast to blacked-out cities, and even villages and coun'- try regions today. Even in Pales-'; tine itself one does not know, tit' what moment the mild danger fromj wild animals against which the; {shepherds guaVcled their f locks | 1900 yeanj ago may be changed for' the dire terror of bomb-laden air-, planes overhead. Not- even a Holy; He made a whip and drove them' 1 out. The auGJressor nations of our day have left no doubt that they are the enemies of God nnd the Bible. That these nations intend to include the whole world in their ruthless conquest is no longer denied. . . . The Apostle Paul exhorts us to be subject to the powers that be. not only in the technicalities of the law, but in real loyally. When the government representatives came to me and explained that our Georgia plant was the only one in the south equipped to fill this large shell order and that they especially desired our co-operation because we are located both comparatively safe from attack and near the Birmingham steel mills; I felt It was right ahd '-proper'" ; to- comply:.-with--their 1 request, although I should much rather build our regular peacetime machinery." L:uul i.s safe from the horror and ck'filcmom. of a so-called i>lvilix«- t-ion that has turned iu> rt, u , sl products of skill nnd invention to destructive uses. It- is n dark mid torriblo picture, and the one bright, ultimate con- «'':ist is in (his Savior, whose birth wiis announced to the shepherds in i he Held. Here, was the song, •of Glory to Gad in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill (o men, Here is something that has happened, and that cannoi. be undone. H is not a hope, or im expectation. H Is real. And it is the one bright li^ht that shines in spite of all i.he darkness of history and the bli«:k-out of today. If the Christmas story could be i!i:M.royt?d; If the josus of history and the Christ of Christmas could ..cease lo be; then, indeed, wo might give up all hope and faith. Wo might cease to prny or struggle and Ifl. the world go down in gloom uiut ruin. , But t'he Christ, is real. 'l/ne. Christmas story Ls as precious as over. As long as it is road and cherished, so long will there be a Uilure for men and a hope of brotherhood. It is a time lo think of all the great company of people who are living out that faith and hope today. U' there are teachings of hate and violence abroad and men who prairTIce them, there are teachings of love and goodness and a holy army of those who follow them, in the name and in the spirit of Jesus. Over in England, in the darkness and terror of a bomb- stricken land they are singing, "There'll always be an England." It Is a people's song of courage, nnd of -hope and of faith in their country and Us ideals in a time of deepest trial when hearts might easily give over to despair. But there is a possible song even greater than that, which we too can sing. In the gloom and darkness of Oie world let ILS catch the glory that shone around the shepherds, and -sing, "There'll always be a Christmas." PAGJU HUBBARD FURNITURE CO. Defense Vigilantes Formed WILMINGTON, Del. (UP) —A civil protection committee of the Delaware Council for National Defense has been organized here to fight sabotage and subversive activities In the Wilmington area, The committee is headed by, Andrew J. Kavanaugh, superintendent of public safety. -'•Amcng - the -.PuiWr> • -'jownulism 1 prizes is one of $1000 given for the best example of a reporter's work. MODIl.m. PJays any where ; on; Its own power. Anmin# performance. Avoid the Lost. Minut* Holiday Rush — Select Your Philco NOD F PHILCO PORTABLI UAOIO W-S7; Plays in any room cur- f rent . . . outdoors ' on battery. raiLCO 260F. 7 tubes. New inventions. 6 J-lcc- tric l ; ush-Buttons. "Walnui cabinet. FHIICO 3iOX. 8 tubes. New Philco inventions. 8 lilcctric Push-Buttons. Horizontal Dial. Beautiful Wai (nit cabinet. PHIICO *OIP. Radio- Phonograph. No needles to change! Records last 10 times longer. Glorious new tone. Kx- .quisitc Walnut cabinet. ARD FURNITURE CO, BOWL-SHAPED TUB /or /cr.sY icifs DOUBLE WALLS lo keep tenter hot. CHASSIS CONSTRUCTION to protect porcelain tub. ARC-CUAT£ TRANSMISSION for i rouble-free operation and long life. SAFETY-ROLL WRINGER for highest wringing efficiency a?id safety. Damp-drying pressure. RUBBER MOUNTED MECHANISM for vibrfitionlcss running. BRICCS & STRATTON — 4. cyc i<, gasoline engine for easy startm*. No other farm washer at any price gives you all these features because no other farm washer has them. 206 W. Main St. Hardaway Appliance Co. J. W. Adams, Manager Phone 233 Wrap up a Holly Wreath! in this Year's • ; - }] Buick SPECIAL Sedan, 5 $1052. W/utesiclewall f OUPPOSE, come Christmas morning, you O took your wife to the frontdoor, pointed out through the holly wreath - and there let her see a brand-new Buick standing nl the curb! A thrill? You bet - f or the whole family! Out of the question? Not at all. Look: We're not suggesting that you add the cost of a new Buick to your Christmas budget. But you probably will be buying a new car soon and we are simply proposing that you buy it now, a few months ahead of time — and make this a holiday long to be remembered. We're suggesting that there's no time like tKe present to get back of mat big FIREBALL Eight — no time like right now to start piling up gasoline mileage economies that run as high as 10% or 15%. There's no time like holiday time to dress up yourself (and family) in smart, fresh Buick aerodynamic styling, or to introduce yoijr brood to the roomy comfort of this BuiCoil-cradled traveler. You can do that—if you act promptly. A trial ride to give you a hint as to what Buick can do — a little present car's worth.(at values, not next spring's) out of convenient terms a FIREBALL to celebrate this Christmas! How about it? It's one thing your wife would never expect — and just about the finest gift any man could give his family! figuring on your today's trade-in —a little working and you'll have BUICK PRICES BEGIN AT 935 for the *, Business Coupe * delivered at Flint, Mich. State ta\; optional equipment and accessories —. extra. Prices subject is change without notice. * *-\ I GENMAl MOTORS VALUE LANGSTON-WROTEN CO. Phone 1004-5 « Walnut and Broadway Blythevtlle WHEN BETTER AUTOMOBILES ARE BUILT BUICK WILL BUILD THEM

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