The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 19, 1955 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 19, 1955
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19. 1055 The 'Miracle' of the Church of All Nations EDITOR'S NOTE: The National Council of Churches of Christ in the I). S. A. will honor Los Angeles' unique Church of All Nations with a special citation to be awarded at the National Conference on the Churches and Social Welfare in Cleveland Nov. 1. The following dispatch describing the church's All Nations Foundation was written by a member of the foundation staff. By LOUIS L. WILSON (Distributed by NEA Service) LOS ANGELES — (NEA) — Come to Methodism's All Nations Foundation in Los Angeles' crowded wholesale district. Come up to my office on the second floor rear of the Adult Club House, standing just across the alley from the trim, brick walls of the Foundation's main unit. Look out of this window. Over there across those wooden fences leaning in drunken zig-zags and those trash-littered back yards — just look at that crowded rank of decrepit, two-story frame houses'.cut off by the walls of that wholesale warehouse. Beyond ihe warehouse you'd find more decaying houses; then another warehouse. Overcrowding here is the highest In any residential area in Los Angeles County. The educational level is the lowest, the median income: less than SI,000 per year. There are more arrests for vice within a four- block radius of All Nations than in any other part of Los Angeles, and ] adult crime also tops the county, j Once juvenile delinquency was al- i so a serious problem. But, since the founding of All Nations, it -has • dropped 83 per cent, and the drop continues. Seen against the social background, this is nothing short of a, minor miracle. * * • Nor !s it a police-type miracle of mere repression. It is the miracle of creating an atmosphere in which boys and girls learn to delight in wholesome fellowship, fair, play mutual helpfulness and personal achievement. Such an atmosphere can be created only by leadership at once, consecrated and intelligent. It was j brought to pass first by All Nations' founder, Dr. G. Bromley Oxnam, now one of Methodism's outstanding bishops. It was upheld for a quarter of a century by his sue- SPIRIT OF INTERNATIONAL HARMONY erything fro reigns at All Nations Foundation Center recre- leal clinic. ation in Los Angeles. Foundation embraces ev- boys' club to a full-scale med- cessor, Dr. Robert A. McKibben, ; tered sessions of the normal pro- ; that means brotherhood.' now director of city work for Meth- j gram. Then is when the special val- j "Johnny came back from Korea odism's National Board of Mis- j ues of a week's intensive living at with an honorable discharge and the Purple Heart." Among the kids of All Nations, that work of imparting the breath of God — of creating in the divin camp show up most clearly, a week It is be-in" c"""' 1 -"^ by the Rev. j made possible through the help proton L. Mixon. who was called to vided by ''camperships" contributed bv outside friends. Jpl become executive director of All Nations Foundation from his former post as Professor of Church- Social Work at. McCormick Theological Seminary. These, men have established here the methods of group work under dedicated Christian leaders with professional skill. Under such guidance, more- than 1,200 boys and girls find their places each year in the many clubs. i sure. Besides, in camp you live In these small, intimate groups j with a boy. Sometimes he comes in operating under officers democrat-1 the middle of the night too scared An illustration of the good camp! image — still goes on. can accomplish is in a story told in j this year's appeals for '"camper-; "Wehonestly doubted the wisdom j of taking Johnny to camp," writes Wallace Durham. "Hurt by the race prejudice of previous communities, he wanted only to gel even — destroy, smash rules, fight. | But, if left here, he'd get in trouble ically elected, kids find recognition, affection and posts of importance in a small but vitally wholesome world. What is more, sharin sports and learning crafts in ra- troubles he wouldn't think of con' " to go through the pines to the latrine alone. Then, as he stumbles through the dark, your protecting hand on his shoulder, he confides Loot Is Found In Gravel Pile GALENA, Kas. (fl — Using searchlight and power shovel, of cers found $933 of holdup loot bu ied in a gravel pile here Monda night. The money was stolen from Pre Withers, 72, of Joplin last Thur day, County Attorney Jules Dol said. Charged with first degree robber in the case are: Harold Edward cialiy mixed groups under All Na-1 ftding in the day. Anyway, we took , Galena ni hfc pa t ro iman; Cliffor tions own racially mixed stall, one Johnny along. Brvant, operator of a taxi firm of democracy's most traitorous " Unable to believe camp com- and George Lewis, taxi driver. prejudices simply evaporates. Yet many a boy ana girl comes to All Nations so warped by bad home life or destructive neighborhood influence as to find it difficult to adjust to club life in the scat- radeship real, he had it rough at first. But by time to thank sponsors, he wrote, 'I like everything about camp . . . food . . . swimming but I like the camp name, All Nations, best, because Doty said the money was take from Withers in a taxicab after h withdrew 31,500 from a Galen bank Thursday. The bandits misse part of the $1,500 hidden in hi clothing. ALL-WEATHER MOTOR OIL *OUR GUARANTEE: Use a crankcase-full of Trop-Artic Motor Oil for ten days or up to 1,000 miles. If you aren't completely satisfied that it lives up to all the claims made for it, your Phillips 66 Dealer will replace it with any other available oil you prefer—at no expense to you. For ihc weaihcr ahead ... all kinds of weather... get the extra engine prelection that goes with TROP-ARTIC All-Weather Motor Oil. lHOi>-Ainic is versatile. It won't get too thick in cold weather. It won't get too thin in a hot engine. It reduces wear tremendously, keeps your engine cleaner. That's why, compared to older types of oils it can even double engine life! l-or easy starling and protection against wear on cold days .. . and for continued protection when your engine temperature goes up, get 'iKoi'-Airnc All-Weather Motor Oil from your Phillips 66 Dealer. PHILLIPS PETROLEUM COMPANY DISTRIBUTED IN BLYTHEVILLE AREA BY K. I. lAKK U jUn3 Distributors Phillips P«troltum Product* Mrs. Leo Donner, Mrs. Gerald Donner and Miss Dituia Donner were in Memphis Thursday. Mrs. L. G. Gammill Jr.. Mrs. Alonzo Fleeman, Mrs. Hurbert j Ketchem and daughter. Mary Alice, [ and Mrs. Tom Bartholomew were j in Memphis Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Lane spent j Sunday in Gillispie, 111., visiting Mrs. j Lane's sister and family, Mr. and; Mrs. J. L. Davis. ; Mrs. Joe Bartholomew and daugh- I ter, Norm a Jean, of Caruthersvilk', Mo., are the guests of Mrs. Minnie Ballard for several weeks. J. C. Rodgers of Springfield, Mo. who has been visiting his daughter. Mrs. L. E. Mobley, Si 1 ,, is seriously ill in Ration Hospital. Mrs. L. G. Gammill, Jr., and Mrs. J. P. Adkins were recent, guests oi Mrs. Steven Johns in Blytheville. Mr. and Mrs. Jim David had as their supper guests recently Mr. and Mrs. Bob David of West Memphis. Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Whitney and daughter Wanda visited friends in Rector Sunday. Rev. Bobby Allen of Garland Tex., was in Manila Tuesday to visit Mrs. L. H. Goodson. Mrs. Allen and daughters Mary Lynn ami Susan who have been visiting Mrs. Allen's mother, Mrs. Goodson for the past week, returned to Garland. Texas with her husband. Mr. anci Mrs. Walter Caen- and i son Junior and daughter Trudene; and Larry Horner were recent guests ' of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Whitney in ; Leachville. Jane Withers To Be Married HOLLYWOOD lifi — Actress Jane Withers hus iinnomiced that she :md singer Ken fcrrnir will bi 1 married Sunday on a yacht in Newport harbor. child star whose di- 'exas oilman William The forme vorce from P. Moss bee said she anc mediately fo lie has a sin ing- date. Miss Withers, 29, and Moss had three children. This will be the first marriage for Erralr. 27. whose parents live in Detroit. En-air will leave im- Juarez, Mex., where For Men of DECISION— A Better Straight Kentucky Bourbon $C24 $033 $167 J FIFTH PINT I'A "NT, Ike's Brother Gets Backing WASHINGTON <.-?) — A Milton Eisenhower club has been formed here to build up support for the President's brother as a candidaie for the GOP presidential nomination. Dr. Harold M. Dudley, executive secretary of the Greater Washington Industrial Council and one of the club's organizers, said it was formed without the knowledge of the President or his brother. , Add a small amount of paraffin to rot starch to keep it from stick- i ing to the iron. | ... Mr. George Burchfield NEW MECHANIC AT DON EDWARDS CO. Due to serious illness, Mr. Fletcher Wilson is no longer affiliated with the Don Edwards Co. We have, now secured the services of Sir. George Burchfield who is highly skilled and trained to take care of all your office machine repairs and servicing. SALES-SERVICE-RENTALS Office Machines and a Complete Line of Office Supplies EDWARDS CO. 20 Veors Continuous Service in the BlytheYille Area 112 W. Walnut Mrs. Don Edwards. Owner Phone 3-33S IHE 1956 DESIGNED FOR THE SUPER-HIGHWAY AGE NEW Push-Buttcn Driving ... NEW 255 V-8 Horsepower! Push-button driving is here ... on the 1956 De Soto. Revolutionary in design . . . superbly simple ... you just touch a button and ... Go! That's all there is to it ... no levers to get in your way. Push-button control is safely located on the left side of the instrument panel. A light touch of your finger tip and you're off ... just like that. You'll have to try it to beh'eve it. See the brilliant new 1956 De Soto with amazing push-button driving, on display now at your De Soto Dealer's. u Never has any automobile boasted such tremendous "get-up-and-go". De Soto's new V-8 power (up to 255 hp) gives you "out front" performance at any speed. Sizzling "high torque take-offs" . . . lightning fast emergency "step down" power-for quicker, safer passing. No matter what you're after in a new car, De Soto's got it. New Flight-Sweep styling, luxurious new interiors, glamorous exterior color combinations. Now more than ever before... Drive A De Soto Before You Decide! THE NEW FOHWMB LOOK MOTOR SALES CO. HOW. Walnut Elbcrt Leusur* Ph. 3-6886

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