The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 13, 1954 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 13, 1954
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FRIDAY, AUGUST, 13/1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE Christianity's "Hour of Decision Ckurches Not Only Have Internal Problem. Of Unity .Must Also Battle Godless Doctrine (Last in a. Series) By GEORGE W. CORNELL EVANSTON, 111. (AP) The churches are making an historic bid for Christian power in the world. Against a tide of hostile, man- defense. They're seeking to combine their strength to make their faith a firmer help to troubled men and nations. •'The Christian faith today," said the Rev. Canon Theodore O. Wedel of Washington, president of the Episcopal House of Deputies, "is involved in a war against gigantic rivals." Opens Sunday To meet that challenge and try to seal the broken ranks of Christianity, churchmen from many lands are gathering here, for a two-week assembly of the World Council of Churches. It opens Sunday. "The meeting comes at a most difficult and tragic moment in the •world's life, and particularly critical moment in the life of the churches." said Dr. W. A. Visser't Kooft, the council's general secretary. One of the big issues at-stake is what means the varied churches can find for mutual action on the world scene. Said the council's American administrator, Dr. Samuel McCrea Cavert: "In order for the churches to be heard effectively against the rival faiths that today are bidding for the loyalty of people, they must have a united voice beyond anything that has ever existed before." 161 Denominations There will be 161 denominations — Orthodox, Protestant, Old Catholic and Anglican — represented at the meeting. Many have had little contact until recent years, often viewing one another as competitors. But the emergence of hard-hitting secular faiths — scientific humanism, communism, fascism and other "isms" that promised material bliss without spiritually grounded justice — served to rally churches to joint resistance. "It is the rise of the totalitarian state that is the real crisis of Christian churches and civilization of our times," said Dr. G. K. A. Bell, Britain's bishop of Chichester arid chairman of the council's cen- tral committee, adding: The issue is whether the churches will wake up and stand together for spiritual authority against the purely secular, totalitarian and materialist state." To a large extent, the power that the churches can deliver in world affairs depends on the amount of unity among the churches themselves. •'They operate under the htavy handicap of being in a fragmentary ^ condition in an increasingly uni- j fied world," said Lutheran leader Dr. Franklin Clark Fry, vice chairman of the council's central committee. Isolation ''They have lived in comparative isolation since the Reformation, and in the case of the Orthodox churches, since the llth Century. But the critical condition of the times has summoned them together with a sense of urgency. The church's role in dealing with social evils that blight many peoples and threaten others stands as Dr. Visser't Hooft, but a "spiritual power center." "The church is expected to stand for man, for his dignity, for human solidarity, for a decent human life on this planet," he said. "What the churches do may well spell the difference between anarchy and redemption all over the world." In this task, Bishop Bell said, the church's effectiveness has been "seriously impeded by divisions within it." "The world doesn't pay much attention to one church when it makes a noise," he said. "But it pays a good deal of attention when many of them make a noise." The outcome of the Assembly is clothed in uncertainties and potential troublespots and controversies, but it also holds the framework for major potentialities in the power of the churches. Says the weekly Christian Century: "We are intrigued with the idea that something tremendous may a major motivating force in the i happen at Evanston — something churches' new drive for greater leadership. The aim. however, is not to build a "political power center," said that would set the world on fire with a blaze which will still be hot 10 years from now. It could happen." LITTLf LIZ Drive-In theaters are popular with. the younger set whether ^here's o movie there or not. HOLLAND NEWS By Mrs. Voris Workman The Holland Men's Club met Thursday night in the agriculture building, with Donald Long, president, presiding. Plans were made to begin the building of a tennis court Monday morning on the high school grounds. The Culbertson Community Club met Thursday afternoon with Mrs. W. S. Owens, with 17 present and with one guest. Mrs. Sonny Owens of Florida. Plans were made for the club to spend Thursday on a picnic at Reelfoot Lake. The hostess served refreshments. Mrs. Joe Martin was complimented Saturday night with a miscellaneous shower at the home of Mrs. Monroe Martin. Thirty guests attended. Games were played and re- Five Convicts Break Prison, Elude Manhunt NORFOLK Mass (JP)— Five dangerous convicts who broke out of the state prison colony last night after overpowering six guards and taking one of them as hostage successfully eluded a manhunt today. Police departments in key New! England cities were warned by Massachusetts state police that at least one escapee has a gun and j that all five are dangerous. i This was the second break for j , T , „, . .. „, .. four of the men in the last three " **^*f !? <£^ *! re '^ visiting Mr. and Mrs. Lud Buck. Mrs. Harry Woods, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Kicks, spent, several days las; week with her parents. Mrs. Woods lives in Memphis, j Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Stivers j are in Richmond, Calif., where Mr. Stivers will work. They are at present staying with Mrs. Marlene Gregory,"-Mrs. Stivers' sister. Mrs. Lillie Michie and Mrs. Grace Camp of Micola were dinner guests of Mrs. Maude Richard and Mrs. Grace Thompson, Tuesday. Mrs. Clyde Rounsax'ille and children and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Rounsaville and children were in Bruce, Miss., List week to visit a relative. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brown and daughu Mary Elizaebth and Sarah Ann, are spending this week at Big Springs. Mrs. E. E. Lindsey is spending I two weeks' in Fort Myers, Fla.,' freshments were served, after visiting her mother, Mrs. J. E. which' the bride opened her gifts. Mrs. Martin was Miss Geneva Savage of Steele before her marriage. Mr. and Mrs. L. N. Kinder and Mr. and Mrs. Komer Smith Were in Gordanville Sunday afternoon to visit Mr. and Mrs, Walter Kinder and to attend a picnic supper Police Seek Maniac After Rape-Killing TOLEDO, Ohio UP;—Sheriff's deputies searched a lonely woods west of here today for clues to the identity of a fiend who dragged a pretty- high school girl from her bicycle and then beat, raped and killed her. The bloody and nearly nude body of auburn-tressed Mary Jolene Feriss. 17, was found in the woods by three terrified women relatives yesterday after she failed to return from a ride to get the mail. Near' the scene, deputies found the girl's bicycle, her spectacles and scattered pieces of the mail she had brought from the box. Dr Paul Hohly, Lucas County coroner, performed an- autopsy on the body last night and -determined that the girl had been raped. Mary Jolene had been staying for a few days with an aunt, Mrs. Mary Bond, whose son, George, was the girl's legal guardian. When the girl didn't return for several hours, Mrs. Bond phoned the state highway patrol and joined other relatives in a search. AA Oscor Winner, Producer to Wed SANTA MONICA, Calif. (IP] — Gloria Grahame. 25. who won an Oscar as the best supporting actress of 1952, and television producer Cy Howard say they plan to marry within a week. The couple obtained a marriage license here yesterday. Howard, 38, produced such radio and TV shows as "My Friend Irma" and "That's My Boy." Miss Grahame has been married twice before, to actor Stanley Clements and film director Nick Ray, father of her son, David, 5. (Continued from Page 1) motive company, Finding it increasingly easy to have a drink when he wanted one because he worked outside, he started drinking one day earlier than usuai. Some business deal had not gone right and when he became sober realize where he was, he found himself sitting in' a wrecked car smashed into a high powered electrical line with the dangling wires all about the car. This wreck, brought him the first realization that he had to do something about his drinking. But not finding a way to stop he continued drinking. Then his boss made him service manager for the company. This position kept him inside all day and he was unable to sneak a drink as he had been doing. As his drinking progressed, he became a rabid clock watcher, living only for 5:30 p. m. so he could get a drink. Sen. Erwin Kenominated RALEIGH N.C. (TPi - US. Sen. Sam J. Ervin Jr.. of Morganton has been formally named by the orth Carolina Democratic Executive Committee as the party's Senate nominee in the November general election. DSCATUR, HI. <#> — A check issued more than 15 years ago for $105 was found in the street a half block from the funeral home of J. J. Moran and Sons to which it was issued. It was issued by Macon County and bore an endorsement, but no mark showing it had been cashed. The mystery was cleared up when it was found that the check was in a truck of old papers hauled from the County Building. It had been returned March 16. 1938. nine days after it had been issued, cashed. For centuries, men thought all Greek temples were of white marble, but they actually were brilliantly painted, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. BARGAINS -For You- Irrigation Do ron ha?e water in * Hitch or bayou while your crop wilts and dies in the field? Then You N 7 eed A Shaw & House Porto Pump Bijt capacity—1500 gallons p*r minute Tractor mounted~fw» wliirevtr you can take your tractor. Fool proof—we hate nettr wtft o«e that needed repaln. 7 Inch pump complett ONLT $315.00 Let Your Tractor Save The Crop It Made SNOW TRACTOR CO. 112 N. Franklin §tr«el Ph«n« POplftr 3-8951 Nile Phone Poplar 2-2651 BY THIS time, his body was in such a condition" that he could not eat unless he had a drink to quiet his nervous stomach. Finally, the day came 'when he found that he had to have a drink first thing in the morning to get him started. When the war came along, he was glad to be drafted, hoping that he would find a way to stop drinking in a new enviroment and type of work. But he only continued to drink, having several narrow escapes because of it. One of these escapes occured when he and several others members of his outfit took some industrial alcohol and boiled it down to make a type of home-brew. All six of the men went to the hospital with alcohol poisoning. Bob was one of the three which survived. Even, this narrow escape did not detour his route into deeper alcoholism. Bob and his wife were always deeply devoted to each other and when he returned to the states with a 30-day leave he swore to himself that he would be sober, that thew might enjoy a second honeymoon. * • » WHEN .HE stepped off the train at home to meet his wife, he was "soused to the gills" and stayed that way throughout the leave. When he realized that he was really under the influence of alcohol, he was humiliated. After the war, he returned home and went back into the same type of business and in 1948, spent two periods in the hospital to sober up. Finding he could do nothing without the aid of alcohol, he began hiding bottles in his place of business and when he felt the urge would excuse himself and head for the nearest one to take' a nip. The company changed hands and his new boss told him. after Bob returned from another trip to the hospital, he could not have a person working there who could not leave alcohol alone. Bob realized he' could not quit and told his employer that he would resign and' try a change of location—maybe that way he could quit. Changing location was not the answer, it only made things worse and the following year saw him passing through three jobs; he was fired from one -and walked off the other two. His wife, ever devoted, continued to work at her job. Her small salary- was not enough to take care of both' of • them and feed his alcoholic craving, too. At this time, he began to pawn his personal possessions; he found he would do anything for just one more drink. TWO MONTHS later, he was in a hospital at the point of death On release from the hospital, he was not home three weeks befor he was drunk again. The following year saw him in four differen hospitals. After the last trip to the hospital, he found his health sufficiently restored that he was eating breakfast' for the first time in years. I was then that he began to attend meeting of the Alcoholics Anonymous. His drinking appeared to be under control finally. Hoping to continue his sobriety Bob began attending church. It was not hard for him to fit himself into a religious way of life because he was raised in a Christian manner. During this period, however, he found that he had to force himself to stay sober. To do this, he did as much work as he could to keep his mind occupied with-something besides the absence of alcohol. Finally realizing that none of his church friends really understood his problem because they had never been faced with the same thing, he took a tumble. In 1950, he was working as an automobile salesman and after three bad drunks and a tap to the hospital, he found himself walking the streets looking for a job. He had one good job offered him if he stopped drinking. That to him was like asking a man to cut off his arm. * * * HE FINALLY left town and went to Florida, hoping to find some way of recovery. He found a job and at the end of two weeks celebrated his first pay-day by starting on a drunk. For the first time, he realized that TRUSSES EXPERTLY 1 FITTED 1 Price KIRBY DRUGSTORES EXPERT WATER PUMP REPAIR Hubbard Hardware Phone 2-2015 Do you fed the, fceaf HERE, too MR CONDITIONING 6ENERAL ELECTRIC BILL'S REFRIGERATION 1J3T lirch SERVICE 3*6986 through all the times he had tried to quit, he had not been honest with himself. While he lay in bed recovering from, the ravages of the' drinking bout, he called AA and a representative came to his house to talk to him. The man was not there long until Bob realized that this man knew what he • was talking about when he spoke of the problems of an alcoholic. The AA representative he talked to was a white haired college professor. -He explained -to Bob that there was some reason behind his drinking, usually being that the person was spoiled or neglected when he was young. Looking back on his past experience. Bob remembared the 28 years he had lived on alcohol, always thinking that it was the third or fourth or fifth arink he should not take instead of the first. _£e remembered the violent "DT's." He remembered now the look on his wife's face changed from disgust during his early drinking career to one of pity as-he became helpless with alcohol. AFTER three years of sobriety, Bob looks back and recounts how lucky he was that he had a devoted wife who somehow realized that he was suffering from a sickness. He always thought he was weak, because that was what the average person thought. During the last years of his drinking, Bob would see how he had hurt his wife and it would only make him want to get drunk so that it would black-out the thought of hurting her. Bob now has a small home and although he has had offers of jobs that, pay more, he is happy where he is and does not want to change. It is. he said, the only real life he has ever lived — these last three years of sobriety. Tomorrow: Road to Recovery months. The convicts were said to have taken as hostage prison guard Walter F. De Adder 29 of Lawrence. The men were identified as: James L. Schwarm. 37. of Maiden, serving 6 to 8 years for robbery. William J. Couture, 40. of Taunton, serving 14 to 17 years for the 1942. holdup shooting of a Boston storekeeper. Martin F. Feeney. 38, of Boston, serving 12 to 15 years for a 1949 Belmont bank robbery that- netted S5.710. Richard Lavoie, 40. of Woonsocket, R. I., serving 6 to 10 years for breaking and entering and larceny. Russell T. Halliday. 26, of Cambridge, serving 12 to 15 years for shooting a policeman during a drug store holdup in Watertown. is an annual affair held the second Sunday every August. Jones. Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Smith of Memphis spent last week with their son, Witt Smith, and family i >uests of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bay, Jr. and wife drove down Sunday to return them home. Mso visiting the Samfords last week was Mrs. Max Parker of Keiser, Ark. Mrs. Parker has recently undergone surgery for th« removal of a tumor from her neck. A2/c Thurman Cope has been transferred from Lake Charles, La., to London, England, where he will be assigned to an air base. His wife, Betty Jo, and daughter, Vicki Lynn, will stay with Mr. and Mrs. Otto Childers while he is away. Mrs. James Murphy, of Galveston, Texas, daughter (Ophelia) of Mr. an.; Mrs. Bill McArthur, is seriously ill at Chickasawba -Hospital following the birth of her baby two weeks ago. With Mr. and Mrs. McArthur are two daughters, Emmie G. and Minnie Francis, also from Galveston. Pfc. Clyde Collins, son of Mrs. Freddie Collins, was home on a. week end pass from Camp Polk, La. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Kenley and son, Jackie, are vacationing- with-: Melvin Kenley and family in Wisconsin. Depr this week were Rex Wolf and two sons, of ' amble, Tex. Jerry Booker, who is stationed at Keesier AFB. Biloxi. Miss., was a week end visitor at the home of j his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Booker. A3. c Melladean Barnes is spending a 10-day leave with her mother. Mrs. Hensley. before being transferred from Scott Field. 111., i'oa cm aiTe a fre« copy of tli* Motor Vehicle- Safety Responsibility Law for the mere asKin;. Call or see "Dee'' *t tlie United laur- ajice AxeftCT m W. Main Phone 3-6812 Blytherille. Personals Mr. and Mrs. Donald Long and daughter. Donna, were in Memphis! to McCord Field, Wash. She is in Friday to visit Mr. Long's fa'ther j administrative work. Actor's Son to Stand Trial on Robbery Count BEVERLY HILLS. Calif. (JP) — Edward G. Robinson Jr.. 21. son of the actor must stand Superior Court trial on charges of holding up two taxi drivers. Arraignment is set for Aug. 30. Young Robinson acquitted of a bad check charge in 1952 and arrested other occasions on drunk counts remained free on $10000 .bail posted by his father July 20. who is a paient in Methodist hospital. Mrs. Gideon Crews went by train to Tulsa ,Okla., Monday, on a business trip. R. E. L. Smith and R. L. Rogers attended a singing Sunday afternoon at Huffman, Ark. Visiting Mrs. S. J. Workman over the weekend were Mr. and Mrs. Ira Zohner of Portageville and Mr. and Mrs. John Azbill of Risco. Mrs. Oneedar Smith of Blytheville was a guest during the weekend of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Wil- Mrs. Vera Brinkle, who is a pa- j ferd . and Mr - and Mr s- Cardinal tient in Walls hospital because of | Smith. Mrs. Annie Cohoon has returned home after having- been a patient in Walls 'lospital for the last two severe burns from hot grease, is expected to return home this week. She suffered second degree burns when she .tipped over a kettle 'of hot grease on her back as she lighted an oven. M/Sgt. Paul Bach and family of Kennett were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Avis, 'Sunday. Wilferd Young was a visitor last | week at the Avis home. I Mrs. Avis said her daughter, | Genevieve will teach a third grade in the schools at Orlando, Fla.. this coming school year. Ann Stillwell of Marked Tree, and Ernestine French of Blytheville also have positions there and all three teachers win be together. Mr. and Mrs. Oda B. Smith and family were in Senath, Sunday, 1 Mrs. John Bay and granddaughter, Sheryl, of Caruthersville spent several days last week with Mr. and Mrs. Claude Samford. John You Are Invited to Attend the KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ANNUAL PICNIC Sunday, August 15 — 12 Noon at T. B. O'Keefe Farm, E. Hiway 18 Barbecue and Steak Adult 51.00-Children 50c WE BUY USED FURNITURE PHONE 3-3122 TUES. Aug. 17 & 18 Home Town Of Blyfheville, Ark. 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