The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 7, 1956 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 7, 1956
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not tiro BUTHJEVILLB (ARK.)" COURIBR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1989 "OLD SMOKEY" — Pemiscot county agent W. F. James and six- year-old son, Marshall, sing "On Top of Old Smokey" as James furnishes mandolin music. (Photo by Sanders) This James Boy Likes Mountain Music And Bobcat Hunting By SONNY SANDERS Courier >'ews Correspondent CARUTHERSVTLLE — Although Overseas with BILLY GRAHAM By Georg* Burnham (Ch»tt»nooi» News-Free Press Wriler) PA.L\MCOTTAH, India — "This is frightening." Dr Robert Pierce, noted American missionary leader who has seen many strange sights in the Orient, breathed these words a few minutes after Billy' Graham had given 40,000 Indians an invitation to become Christians. It was clear it was frightening in a wonderful way. been answered, started the day An estimated 5,000 surged toward the platform. There was not enough space to hold them. The average response from a crowd like this is 1.000. Many believing Christians in the packed throng expected God to do something big, but none were prepared for the thousands who moved forward to accept this new way of life. There was something in the faces of the people as they came. Many were weeping. Others had a look J° v - During Billy's visit to Germany Both reactions had been pro-(last year he tried many times to duced by the same message they I see Lutheran Bishop Hans had heard in a language they could I of Hanover nnc r.f th» n understand about a God who loved I most influential churoh figures, them and gave His son Jesus I people. A missionary who had served, in India for 25 years stood off to one side and looked on with shocked emotions. He said: "Our eyes have never seen anything like this." His prayers had said he had — —. _., reading in Joshua 3:4, "... ye have not passed this way heretofore." SIDELIGHTS: Lilje April 10,. 1S50, after 15 years service in Butler county. A family man, 51 - year - old the Pemiscot county extension I James has a wife a daughter, and service agent was once known as Jesse James, he's not a criminal. However, he did teach school one year without a teacher's certificate. County Agent W. F. James is a family man, born and reared in Southeast Missouri, who enjoys working with farmers'and playing musk on all types of string instruments. Bora at Clarkton, he was raised in aa atmosphere of music and started playing piano by ear when he was "knee high to a grass hopper." His father was well known throughout the Missouri Bootheel as Fiddler Ed James. After attending elementary and high schools »t Clarkton, James got ready for college by making some money. He started by trading a cow for a horse and then selling ttie horse for ?100. Then, James made $99 on a cotton crop and received a J100 scholarship. THE NICKNAME Jesse James came during his early college years »t the University of Missouri in Columbia. Those were the depression years, and tiiey were part time book salesman day for W. F. James. Finally, his friends were asked to stop calling him Jesse James as when he told people his real name they didn't know who he was and he wanted to get his given name established at the University. After two years of college, he discontinued his education for a year to get enough money to get his sister started in college at Cape Girardeau. After James taught the eighth grade at Maiden for a year, the superintendent wanted to see his teacher's certificate. James said, "I don't have one — you didn't ask me for one before." So James went back to school and got a B. S. degree in agriculture. He did farm management work for the Doane Agricultural Service of St. Louis in Missouri, Ullnois and Mississippi. AT CLARKTON, he took over a bankrupt service station and made enough money in a few months to buy a car, Through Doane Service, he became a farm manager of the Daniel Boone farm, once owned by the hitsorica] person, at Matson. Mo. After short terms as Cass county assistant agent and Bollinger county emergency agent, he went to j Poplar Bluff as Butler county agent in 1935. \ hunting and fishing enthusiast. James is known for his bobcat hunting. Over, at Butler county. I rn-.nv residents complained of bob-1 csts killing their chickens: nntur- j ally. James started hunting bob- cais. -limes moved to Carmhersville and became Pemiscot county agent j three sons. His home is located between the county jail and the Presbyterian church, the latter of which he's a member. James has received the Missouri Association of County Agricultural Agents' distinguished service award, and has received the National Association's distinguished service award. Presently, he is secretary of the state county agents' association. POPLAR BLUFF'S centennial caused James to grow a beard just 'before he moved to Carutliersville.' The beard was from ear to ear around his chin, but the skin above his upper lip was kept well-shaved as to not havt a mustache. It has been publicized that during Caruthersville's centennial celebration summer of next year all men Christ lor them. MEN* AND WOMEN who had been sitting on straw mats in different sections of the huge outdoor meeting site moved down the aisles and quickly filled ihe space around the platform. Still they rushed forward. A blind man was led by his daughter. A worker had told the | daughter she would have to send I the father alone with the men but Dr. Paul Maddox, Billy Graham's aide, intervened and told tlie daughter she could take him to the women's section. A woman, sobbing quietly, left he 1 * seat and moved forward. She had gone only a short way when her angry husband rushed up and grabbed her roughly and pulled her from the stream of people. The people were of all types — young and vigorous, old and ugly, deformed and diseased. There were But he was never successful be- cauM of conflicting dates. As Billy was walking Into tti« lobby of the Connemara. Hotel In southern India, he bumped Into & man. It was Bishop Lilje. "God works His wonders in mysterious ways," said the bishop. One of the most sacred gods of the Hindu is a cow. Any steak you get in India will come from a Daisy that dies of old age. Several Hindus were spotted here one day with one of their cow gods, giving her a bath out in a stream of water. They scrubbed her from stem to stern for about 45 minutes. The cow would try to break away but they would haul her back and scrub some more. Old Betsy appeared to be about the most miserable god that ever lived. There is no dovibt this particular one would have given up all her glory for a quiet pasture away from the icy fingers. Read Courier News Classified Ads Do-'t-Yourse/f Divtn CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex. Drahn Jones, city public works di- rt'ctor, and Henry Lewis, street su- KEEP THIS AD! Over 1S,000 Arthritic and Rheumatic Sufferers have taken this medicine since it came on the market. Free information by giving yrn ir p-imp and address to BKA'ZIL MEDIC1SE CO.. P. O. Box 522, Hot Sprlnps. Arkansas. only 400 counselors to talk with the thousands. When it became clearly dangerous for more people to come forward, Billy asked them to remain where they were in the aisles Many of them waited for hours until counselors had a chance to get their names and say a few words to them. Church leaders said they should have expected something unusual at the end because "the devil did everything he could to break it up at the beginning." THE PUBLIC address system failed and'the spirited choir almost sang itself to death. Killing time, a little boy was brought to the platform whose mother was lost. Then Billy began his address. A few minutes later he had to stop £%£££?£&££ ffigvPSffi^. — without a mustache. A short-wave radio message can be sent around the world on less power than that required to operate an average flashlight. . n't hear the choir sing. As the people were moved to another section Billy began again. He spoke simply — carefully explaining the way to God through faith in Christ. Then came the invitation and unexpected surge of Master Mix Feed 16^ Dairy Fcrd ....... S4.05 cwt Beef Concentrate ..... 4.63 cwt Plir <t Sow Concentrate 4.94 cwt 35?r Hog Concentrate.. 4.98 cwt Pig: Wormer ..... . ..... 6.14 cwt Chick SUrler ......... .1.01 cwt Chick Growtt .......... 4.4S cwt E((t-«te .............. 4.35 cwt Rabbit JV.iill ........ 4.5« cwt Horw Fee* ........... 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Ferret mean* "cunning or crafty one." ARKANSAS GIRL WINS $1,000 LION OIL SCHOLARSHIP 15 Other Award* in Arkansas, Louisiana EL DORADO, ARK., FEB. 1- Julia Ann O'Daniel, 17-year-old KXVX at Waldo High School. Wai to. Ark., is the winner ot a $1,000 college scholarship in the second Lxw Oil Student Essay Contest ot ttw 1*56-56 school year. Essays wtrt on the subject, "Why I'm Clad To Be An American." JuMa Ann's parents are Mr. and Mrs. J. E. C/Daniel of Waldo. Mr. O'Daniel saw a Lion Oil scholarship advertisement, and wged his daughter to enter the contest. Julia Ann wa« also encouraged by her teacher-sponsor, Mrs. Alvin Fuller, to submit an entry. Julia Ann had never en tered a Lion scholarship contest before, but her first entry earned her a top award. She wrote her winning essay during a period of three days, revisirr^ it four times. The winner is a straight "A" student, president of the student council and co-editor of the school newspaper. She wants to major in Speech and Drama at College. Julia Ann's favorite subjects in school are English and Speech. Her hobbies are sewing and music. Mrs. Fuller, as Julia Ann's teacher-sponsor, received a $200 cash award. She teaches English, social sciences and history. This Year she is using the Lion Oil Essay Contests as class projects, and has sponsored approximately 30 entries in the Lion Oil Contests this year. She plans to spend her $200 "on her son's education when he leaves the Air Force. Allen J. Fincher, superintendent at Waldo High School, received $100 to be used for the purchase of books for the school library. Tennessee Girl Is Winner Barbara Short, 16-year-old School, Franklin, Tenn., is the winner of a 51,000 Lion Oil College Scholarship in Zone "B." She is undecided about where she will attend college, but hopes to major hi journalism and art Mississippi Boy Wins James (Jimmy) Edward McDonald, 15-year-old sophomore at East Ncshoba High School. Philadelphia. Miss., won a $1,000 Lion Oil College Scholarship in Zone "C." Jimmy plans to enter an engineering college, and wants to be in the construction business alter graduation. Merit Award Winners—Zone "A Winners of S25 Merit Awards in Zone "A": Mike Bass, Benton High School; Linda Collins. Alpena High School: Betsy Jones, Fairview School (Caroden): Gqdwin Newsome. Winthrop High School; Margaret Bittick, Blevins High School; Shirley Colvard. Glenmora High School (Glenmora. La.l; Louise Crutcher. Oil Trough Barbara bnon, io-year-uiu i^.,, . J ^",— ;, .—. „ sophomore at Franklin High i High School; Mamie Anne Dudley, Ashdown High Scboofc Tommy L. Garrett Jr., El Porad. High School; Bob Hamilton, T*xa« Avenue Junior High School (Tei- arkana, Tex.); Martha Harmon T A. Futrall High School (Marianna); Carla Jeanne Henritawn, Nemo Vista School (Center Ridge); Barbara Jackson, Marvel High School; Nancy Ann Steotm, Murfrecsuoro High School; H*n« Young, DeQueen High School. (All are in the State of Arkanoi, except as noted.) Judges of the contest were: Chairman. Dr. Dolph Camp, Pre»of Southern State . College, Dr. mann, and Dr. Harrison Hale, a)l from Southern State ,College, Magnolia, Arkansas. 3rd Slmlcm Contest Ending The third Lion Oil Student Essay Contest of {the 1955-5$ season has already started and closes March 16. The essay subject ii "What I Want From Education." Awards include three $1,000 scholarships; 45 Merit Awards of 525 each; and S100 cash prizes to scholarship winners' schools. Teacher-sponsors of winners also share in prizes. For details, write the Lion Oil Scholarship Fund, El Dorado. Arkansas. Teacher Contest Still Open The teacher essay ^contest oa "Why I Am Dedicated' To Teaching" is open and will close Febnj^ ary 10. 1956. Top prizes are thre* $1^200 graduate scholarships. Why. 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