The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 19, 1954 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 19, 1954
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Rev. Kaffka: From Peanuts to Salvation- After 15 Years As a Salesman, Joiner Man Switches Products By EDNA BROWN (Courier News Correspondent) JOINER — After being a salesman on the road for 15 years, the Rev. Leonard Kaffka decided to change products. Not nearly as much money in the sale of the product he now handles, but it is much more re- Warding in many ways. Preaching, to him, is a good job of selling. He knows that when he sells people on Salvation, it is something everlasting. And there is no dissatisfaction. In his chosen field, God is his partner and nothing can defeat that partnership. It was in 1948 that he answered the call of the ministry. Prior to that time, he was a distributor for Toms Peanut Co. in the Ft. Smith area. For a long time he had the feeling that God wanted him in the ministry, but it was a hard decision to make. It meant to give up a good salary, and start back to college. He entered Southern Baptist College and received his B. D. degree from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, April 30, 1953, without owing a penny. It wasn't as easy as it sounds, however; he was tested all the way. He had a wife and three children and he was fortunate to have a full-time church all the time he was in school. He missed only two Sundays out of the pulpit. His first church was a Mission church, 40 miles from where they lived and only paid $10 a week. It took the biggest part of that to pay the traveling expenses. • * • TO GET through school, he worked part time for a railroad company and held several other odd jobs. Mrs. Kaffka operated a day nursery in their home, and did some substitute teaching and clerking in stores. All the while she had the care of her family and home and was taking some special courses in college — with time out to have another baby. They didn't see how they could care for the three they already had, so God gave them another to care for, Deondra, who is now two years old and the pride and joy of the entire family. The next one is Sarah, 7. She sings in church and is a Sunbeam. Sarah does her part in whatever she is called upon to do. She is in the third grade. Jerry, who is 12, has a real mania for history, builds model airplanes and cars, helps his daddy in the church by acting as morning usher, and helps print the weekly bulletins and distributes them. He is active in Royal Ambassa- . . . the Kaffka family . dors, Training Union and Sunday School. The oldest is Sherry, she is an honor graduate of Shawnee's 1954 class and the winner of a $1000 scholarship from the Lion Oil Company for writing the best essay in the state on ''What I Would Tell an Immigrant About America". She is applying this scholarship at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, leaving for school the latter part of August. * * * SHERRY ALSO won a year's scholarship on an achievement test that was given by the Department of Education. On this one, she had several offers to enter colleges in Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi. Sherry has many hobbies. Some of them are sewing, reading. writing and music. She excels in music and is organist at the Joiner Baptist Church. Mrs. Kaffka, formerly Miss Norene Wiles of Jonesboro, is an unusual Woman of many talents — the most important of which is being the perfect wife for a minister. She is a natural leader, sings in the choir, and does special songs for any kind of service. She also teaches the women's adult Bible class, is leader of the Intermediates, works in the Women's Missionary Society, and has various other duties of entertaining pertaining to the church. She has the care of her home, and it is a haven for young people in town. In fact, they almost hold open house regularly. The young folks come when they want to, and she feeds them fresh baked bread and cookies, and feads their minds and souls with the good things of life. The Rev. and Mrs. Kaffka are both natives of Jonesboro. They were married in 1933 when they were quite' young and came to Joiner in February of this year from Lake Hamilton near Hot Springs. Since coming to Joiner, he has baptized 29 and taken several into the church by letter. * « * THE SUNDAY School has increased in attendance from less than 100 to 160. A series of films of "The Life of Paul" are being shown at the church each Wednesday. The Ladies Sunday School class is having "weekly Wednesday noon luncheons, afterwards doing some visitation work. They also operate a home mission helping the needy and underprivileged with food and clothing and medical -ervices. The Kaffkas are seeking out these cases regardless of color, creed or denomination and helping them any way they can. The church has recently installed an air conditioning unit. Plans are now to start a mission study on "Pilgrimage to Brazil" in the near future, using corresponding film strips. This will be under the direction of Mrs. Kaffka. A revival meeting is to begin Sept. 1 and run eight days. AFL Atom Workers Okay 6-Cent Raise OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (J?) —By voting to accept a previously rejected 6-cent hourly wage increase, AFL atomic production workers put the squeeze on disturbed CIO union leaders who said today the AFL vote would not block their demands for a 15-cent boost. The AFL workers put teeth into their leaders' recommendations by voting about 2-1 in secret ballot yesterday to accept the 6-cent wage hike suggestion handed down June 15 by the President's atomic energy lab»r relations panel. WILSON'S TV & RADIO SERVICE Our technicians are experts in TV, Radio, Intercom Systems and Sound Equipment repairs. Service Calls In City Phone 3-4237 Day or Night 114 S. First — Ingram Bldy. TRADE W TH WADE NOW! EASY TERMS! To Choose ' From Three Piece Vanity Suites 95 3-Pc. Double Dresser Suites 139 95 WADE FURN. "Trade With Wade and Save" 112 W. Main Phont 3*3122 Steuben Society Honors Hoover CHICAGO W—Former President Herbert Hoover has been selected by the Steuben Society of America to receive the first Steuben Award. The society announced his selection as it opened its 16th national convention today. The award was set up by the society for the American man or woman performing outstanding service to the welfare of the United States as a public official, educator, scientist, engineer or inventor. The Steuben Society is a national organization of American citizens of German ancestry. Burglar Gets Paltry Loot from GOP Office NEWARK. N.J. t.-Pi — A sneak thief .apparently unfamiliar with Grand Old Party financing, ransacked the offices of the State Republican Finance Committee yesterday. His total loot: a S10 bill. A committee spokesman said the Republicans keep their contributions in a bank. Ike's Guard Picked DENVER (£>}—The Air Force has provided 180 hand-picked military police to guard President Eisenhower during his Colorado vacation this month. JOINER NEWS Mrs. C. H. Lowrance of Joiner drove 10 Tulsa, Okla. Wednesday to get her daughters and sister. Miss Ruth Slices, who have been there for the past two weeks attending school. They returned Saturday. Harry Francis Barnes, who • is in his third year at the U.S. Naval Academy, has returned from an extensive Navy maneuvers. He is spending a month at home with his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Barnes of Joiner. Mrs. Margaret Evans of Lepanto is the house guest of Mrs.- J. W. Miller for a few days. Mrs. Brian Burkett and Mrs. J. W, Miller of Bassett drove to Wynne, today. Mrs. Burkett will attend the executive meeting of East Arkansas Presbyterial Board in the Wynne Presbyterian Church. Mrs. J/W. Miller'will attend the District Five school of instruction for Parent-Teachers Association in the Wynne Methodist Church. Mrs. Max Glenn of Collierville, Tenn., is a guest in the homes of her sister, Mrs. Josephine Catchings, and brother, Ed Bell. Her daughter. Mrs. Chris Fielder of Memphis, was the overnight guest of Mrs. Catchings Thursday night. Mrs. Arch Catchings, Sr., was hostess to her bridge club Thursday afternoon. The house was decorated in summer flowers. She served a dessert course for refreshments. Guests were Mrs. Max Glenn of Collierville and Mrs. Chris Fielder of Memphis. Mrs. Miller won nigh score, Mrs. Catchings, Jr., sec- ( ond. Mrs. Glenn, low and Mrs. i i Nicholson, bridge. j Mrs. James Davis of Baton Rouge, La., is staying with her sister, Mrs. Ellis Clark of Bassett, during her recuperation period from an operation performed recently. i Billie Elrod of Basseti is home! from the hospital, where she hasj had typhoid fever. She is much improved. Mrs. L. C. Gaty and granddaughter, Evelyn Musick of Bassett, have! returned from a two-week stay at] Hollywood, Calif. j M*. and Mrs. Lewis Ralph of! Joiner are the parents of a boyj born Thursday night. | Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hugheaj and Mrs. Ellie Hughen were week end visitors at Pangburn of Mr.) and Mrs. Arnold Shearer and atj Heber Springs where they x r isited! Mrs. Hughen's sisters. 1 Mr. and Mrs. Campbell Brown were guests of bis mother, Mrs. May Brown, of Memphis, Saturday. | Mr. and Mrs. Joe Simpson andj daughters were week end guests! of her brother and sister at Baldj Knob and Pangburn. f Mrs. Flora Douglass has beenj visiting her son, Billie Douglass of i Savoy. Texas, for several weeks j and is expected home Saturday, i Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kelly are] the parents of a girl, born Aug. i 15th at Dr. Sanderson's Clinic. Mrs. Kelly is the former Miss Mary Alice Starling. . ! Mrs. Beth Bowden and Mrs. j Harbin Gill spent Monday at 1 Hughes with Mr, and Mrt. PnM Breists and Mrs. George Hammock. Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Rcddick and daughter, Gloria, of Ft. Sulphur, La., spent 10 days with bin mother, Mrs. Helen Reddick ot Joiner. Mr. and Mrs. Powell Oary of Memphis were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Gillie Wright. Jimmie Williams of Clarksdale, Miss., visited Harvey Lynn Sey- mov for two days last week. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Samons of Flint, Mich., visited relatives ia and around Joiner last week. Stanley Terry of Chicago visited with his sister, Mrs. Doris Yancey, last wee.k Mr. and Mrs. Doris Yancey of Joiner and Mr. and Mrs. Leon Coffman of Wbitten left Saturday night for Minnesota for a week of fishing. Mr, and Mrs. Joe Samons and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Sonny Cissell and children visited with their sister. Mrs. Calvin Letson of Lambert, Miss., for the last few days. Mrs. Jimmie Frew and daughter of McAlester, Okla., were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Frew last week. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Woods and son. Clay, visited relatives ait Hornbeak. 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