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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVE Christianity's 'Hour of Decision One of Man's Greatest Riddles Poses Skarp By (Second in n, GEORGE W. Series) CORNELL 'Web' Head Continued from Page S other. On one occasion in his early days of rail-roading, he got bumpe before he went on the job. That all goes with it, I'm told. SINCE COMING back ora, Web has trained to Lux- several EVANSTON, HI. (AP) — One of humanity's oldest riddles — whether man's first duty is to the here or 'the hereafter — today poses a sharpened question for churches around the globe. It is being preached on, studied, argued over, read about, analyzed and interpreted. It is being discussed in Sunday schools and meetings and dealt with in scholarly papers and millions of words in the religious press. "If the churches can speak on this with one mind, it is possible for them to bring guidance—and genuine hope—to a bewildered and menaced world," said Bishop J- Waskom Pickett, head of India's Methodist Church. Couched in the phrase, "Christ —the hope of he world," the question is the theme of the two-week Assembly of the World Council of Churches, opening here Sunday. 'The theme has stirred a greater response than anything in the World Council's brief history," said the Rev. Robert S. Bilheimer, the council's associate general secretary. !eart of Question At the heart of the question is whether Christians can hopefully fight for justice and goodness in this world, or whether those goals are deemed attainable only in a kingdom of God to come. The scriptures abound with hints of the mystery: "For now we see as through a glass darkly." "But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away." "There are principles and standards for human society, rooted in God's everlasting will, for which men can work," said Dr. G. K. A. Bell, Britain's Bishop of Chichester and chairman of the council's Central Committee. "But behond man's greatest achievements or even his dreams is the Kingdom—a new creation, a new world." The theme involves complicated nuances of "eschatology" — the "end of all things"—and to what extent Christian ends can be gained in human affairs, this side of heaven. Because of the subject's complexity and the age-old wrangling over it, there have been wide forebodings that it might deal the churches a sharp setback in their quest for a more united front. Much Has Happened Until recently, churches seemed split geographically about the crux of Christian hope—with trouble- buffeted Europeans eyeing a "future kingdom" and "activist" Americans confidently scraping to set the present in order. "But a lot has happened to American thinking," said Dr. Samuel McCrea Cavert, the council's American secretary, "and a lot has happened to European thinking. They have cross-fertilized each other." Three years of conferences in preparation for the world assembly have contributed to a growing accord about the ultimate Christian hopes—and worldly aims. "Our hope is anchored in a kingdom that both has come and is coming," said a 32-member council advisory commission, including such famed scholars and theologians as Neibuhr, Europe's Karl Barth and poet T. S. Eliot. "If the church is to find complete fulfillment, and if earthly existence is to be saved from meaninglessness," their final re- Homc & Farm Supplies WHAT EVER XOTJ NEED SEE US Over 30,000 items in Stock — If We Don't Have it. . We'll Get It. 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They will be married at a single ceremony to sweethearts whose occupations range from lawyer to newspaper publisher. Superior Court Judge Malcolm Douglas will perform the mass ceremony uniting: James D. Astel, publisher of the Forks, Wash., Forum, and Marion White, of Seattle. Walter Boberge, mayor of Forks, and Mrs. Emily Baarstad, a widow who operates a Forks motel. Fred J. Wettrick, Seattle attorney, and Dolores Lopez, operator of a millinery shop here. And Herbert Delmonico, San Francisco millinery designer, and Mrs. Carmellita Coffman, also of San Francisco. All eight have been married previously. Astel, who met his bride-to-be here last November, said the four couples met through business and social contacts. The ceremony will be private and there will be no attendants or best men. H. Bowman. 41, said they found a pound of opium worth $60,000 in his possession. Bowman, of Burlington, Kan., was held in jail today in default of $2,500 bond. The agents said Boman's alleged accomplice, Elwyn Earl Slane, 34, a printer, was arrested in Burlington with 30 grains of opium in his possession. The two men will have a hearing in federal court Friday. The agents quoted Bowman as telling this story: In 1946 he smuggled opium into the United States from Japan, where he was stationed as a Mar ine. He kept the drug at home. He | Read Courier News Classified Ads. lost his right arm below the elbow in a threshing machine accident three years ago. This summer his 80 head of Hereford catle ran out of pasture and he had no money to buy feed, so he decided to sell the opium. Guided by information from Slane, the farmer came to Kansas City and tried to sell two ounces of opium to a man, who turned out to be a federal undercover agent. Neither Slane nor Bowman is an addict or has a record of selling narctics, the agents said. younej men to become agent-operators. Among them is his own son, W. E. Head, Jr., who, al- thoub- i: not quite 24 years old. is an agent at Walnut Ridge and is making more money than his Dad. He was sent to Walnut Ridge as an extra two and one-half years ago. The regular agent there was recalled into service and upon his return went to Poplar Bluff, Mo., throwing the Junior Head as agent. Another of Web's proteges is Roy Owens, Jr., who is now agent at Holland, Mo. Web recalled the flood of 1937. He said he didnt' have time for anything, as the Illinois Central and GM&O trains were routed over the Frisco. He said it looked kinda funny to look up the track and see the "I. C's. Panama Limited," running on the Frisco tracks. The friendship, which began in 1953, between Mr. and Mrs. Head and especially itinerants, who "follow the crops." Once in one of the smaller places where Web was agent, a family consisting of the man and woman and five small children came in the station bringing an old mattress and several filthy quilts. Web knew what he was in for but didn't know for how long. Being the cordial fellow that he is, he showed them the courtesy of an inn-keeper who was expecting to get paid for a night's lodging and that is where he made a big mistake. After his working hours were over and he had licked the safe, for obvious reasons other than the rule of the company, Web showed the man to the coal pile, thinking too it would be nice to come into the station the next morning with a fire going. * * • THIS WAS one of those winters you read about. Web thought the family would be up and ready to get or, their way by the time he came to work, but not THAt family, they were cooking breakfast on the stove in the waiting room when he got there. He didn't say anything to them as he figured it was too late for that. After partaking of a heavy breakfast, the man got in his old truck and pulled out. He came back at noon with every kind of garment you could imagine and the back end of his truck filled with to the Eastern Division. He if a Mason, Royal Arch and council. He it a past patron of the Eastern Star and is on the board of the Luxora Methodist Church. He collects pencils, which he showed me, some very old. His main j past time is reading the telegrams that come over the wires; it would be a long day, he added, if I didn't. Before World War n he was a ham radio operator but when the government stepped in and stopped it he let his license lapse and has never renewed it, but he has a Civil Air Pacrol radio station in his! home and gets a big kick out of that. And now that I've satisfied my curiosity about the men who run | the little gray railroad stations along the highways. 111 never underestimate the value of a newfound friend. have returned home. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bryant and daughter of Birmingham, Ala., are spending several days visiting Mr». Eva Tarver and Mr. and Mis. Milton Pope. Mr. and Mrs. Tim Bowles and Daughter, Beitye Claire, are homt after a two-week visit in florid* and Havana, Cuba. Many women save their sweetest smiles for the trtiiflc cop.- Early Capital Settled as Middle Plantation about 1633, Williamsburg became the capital of Virginia in 1699, receiving its present name at that time in honor of William m, king of England. OSCEOLA NEWS Continue^ from Page 3 ceola Will return to Houston with her family. The Simmons are for- i mer residents of Osceola. j Mr. and Mrs. Max Hart, whoj have been vacationing at Hood Lake ! Two Non-Signer* The Holy Alliance was signed by all European rulers except the Pope and King of England when it was formed in 1815 after the Coi> gress of Vienna. This alliance agreed to uphold the Ten Commandments. "talking" to one another over t-hei telegraph. Funny little instances that took place during the course of the day was passed on from one to the other and it wasn't until 1927 that the two agents met face to face. They had so much in common and had Shared their many experiences for four years, they actually needed no introduction. One of the things that "Uncle Mike" told Web, beats anything along that line. I ever heard UNCLE MIKE was agent at Bassett and a Negro family came to the station. They unloaded a corpse from their wagon and walked up to "home." the ticked window to buy the usual Web's curiosity got the best of him then as he knew articles like that wern't sold in grocery stores he asked the man if feere was a county fair in progress because nowhere but at a county fair could you find such canned goods. The man, in a very subtle way, let Web know he had been out among the "women-folks of the town" and worked on their sympathy and he really must have had a line, Web added. To make a short story long, they stayed at the station for two weeks, when one of the townsmen came and ran them out of town. Web said he was beginning to think they were going to install a mail box on the the station and call it ticket and asked for a return ticket. Uncle Mike thought he was hearing things and asked them if he understood them to say they wanted a return ticket. The woman said '•Yesser boss, we is got so many kin folks down in Mississippi that it would cost so much money for all of them to come up here and see my daid husband that I'm just gon- na send his body down there for them to see and dey is gwina ship it back up here to me.' ' Country depots are taken for hotels by a certain element of people WEB IS local chairman of the Order of Railroad Telegraphers of the River Division, beginning at Gra- vior, Mo., and extending to Frenchman Bayou and all branches west, Know The Law! 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