The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 17, 1956 · Page 3
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY IT, 1.9M BLYTHEYILLB (ARI.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREK Qverieoi with BILLY GRAHAM By George Burnham (Chattanooga News-Free Press Writer) MANILA — Filipinos are hoping today Billy Graham Witt repeat General MacArthur's famous phrase, "I will return." The evangelist, faced with the only organized opposition on his current tour of. the Far East, received a rousing reception and scored one of his greatest triumphs during a single rally in Manila. It whetted the appetites of people for more, and Billy, impressed by the biggest Protestant meeting in the history of the Philippines, may return for a major campaign within the next two years. ^^Response from the crowd of 40,000*to the invitation at the end of the message was the greatest in Billy's phenomenal history. More' than 6,000 walked onto the football track to make decisions for Jesus Christ. By comparison, when Billy ^addressed 120,000 at London's Wembley Stadium in 1854, there were 2,5000 decisions. Billy asked the people to get up and take their stands for Christ. They came from all sections of Rizal Memorial Stadium. Thirty minutes later they .were still coming in a steady stream and continued right up to the benediction. Ministers and missionaries looked on in amazement. The people making decisions were not the unloved and the unlovely as some have claimed Christians to be. They appeared to be the cream of the crop, and came from all areas of the Philippines. ALSO LOOKING on was American Ambassador Homer Ferguson and many leaders of the Filipino government. The Ambassador had met Billy at the airport when he arrived from Bangkok. They entered Manila under a huge horseshoe which said "Welcome Billy Graham". His arrival intensified a period of great anxiety for the local rally committee. Some said their faith hadn't been quite up to mustard seed size. Things had gooteh off to a bad start, they said, when the leader of a strong Catholic Church body warned his people not to attend the rally and get "confused" in their faith. In all of his rallies around the world this was the first time Billy had ever been publicly denounced by a church. IN FACE Of such oposition there were some predictions that the crowd would total less than 1,000. Members of the planning committee had more faith than that, however. They engaged an auditorium seating 8,000. Their faith became a little stronger, and a few days later shifted the site to a larger place seating 18.000. Several days .before the meeting I leaders climbed up on the mustard seed and decided to go whole hog with Rizal Stadium's 35,000 capacity. Their faith wavered a little few hours before the rally. Some felt the stadium would be half empty but the crowd began to arrive early and by the time Billy came every seat was taken. People overflowed onto the play- Ing field and covered two-thirds of it and sat patiently on the grass. • • • A LIGHTED SIGN at the back of the platform stated: "Jesus said I am the way, the truth and the life. No man cometh unto the Father but by Me." The 1,000 voice choir opened with Billy's theme song "Blessed Assurance Jesus ifi Mine" and minutes later doubting pastors sat on the | platform with bowed heads as tlr grea,t choir sang "Great is Thj -Faithfulness". Then Billy startled a few in tlv audience when he said, "The greatest problem faced by Christianity today is church members who profess the name of Christ but do not live like Christians." Many of the 6,000 who made decisions were church members. Before leaving Manila the nexi day Billy was invited to the palace to "have breakfast with Presiden' Magsaysay. And the President ibserved thai must have been quite a meeting out at Rizal Stadium. YAM CHAMP - Meet "His Majesty" Cliff Saverance, world's champion yam grower. The 15-year-old Lamar. S.C., farm boy grew 598 bushels of sweet potatoes on a single acre, at a profit of $1000.72. He was crowned in New York City after winning a better-farming, better-food contest sponsored by a food-store chain. He and nine other winners were treated to a • four-day tour of Washington, D.C., and New York City. OSCEOLA MEWS By Bettye Nefle Starr Wolf Trouble IDABEL, Okla. » — Courthouse workers are hoping Uiat they can cut red tape and get a new system for paying the $2.50 bounty for wol pelts. Before the money can be paid, it is necessary for each of the three county commissioners and the game ranger to view the pelt and sign the form. It takes time — and the pelts begin to smel' more like skunk than wolf. Private Demonstration ST. AUGUSTINE. Pla. W) — Deputy Sheriff Noah Carter figure's th.eves who looted a tourist exhibit on U. S. Highway A1A here had something beside larceny on their minds. They took parts of four stills used to explain to visitors how the moon- shiner plies his illegal trade. REVIVAL SERVICES t Ol«' WootKT of Memphis !• cMidwtfiw OU Fuhtoned lUrtrnl S*r«l«« nWtly U th« Fill (loipH T»»«ni»cl*, it the owner of Lilly und Vine. Service! begin »t 1:M cull nl«ht ticcpt HatunUy. Ttrtrt fc ipccW rtMlnil, I*** «•do, Md dyn«m»« rrawhti* * *H mrrtlnt*. The (wMfo It metf i» uttcncl. WARNING ORDER Franklin F. Beach is hereby warned to' appear in the Chancery Court for the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, within thirty (30) days next after the date hereof, to answer a complaint filed against him in said court" oy J. L. Beach. Dated this 16th day of February, 1956. SEAL GERALDINE LISTON. Clerk. By DONNA SIMMONS, D. C Marcus Evrard, Attorney for Plaintiff. 2/17-24-3/2-9 Bufford Shoe Shop Expert Shoe Repair Good Shoes at Good Prices 112 S. Broadway t Sets *f Prim! SINGER SI25.OOO SEWING CONTEST ovir 1700 prim in otll 2nd Grond Prize 3rd Giond Prize 4lti Grond Prize 5tti Giond Prize irh Hinuit 10* Grand PriM ---- $5Mi«C«* .$10,000 in tosh . S5.0M in cash . 52,000 in task . $1,000 in cish PLUS M Prize - Twt-wfk wiNm P*r IM In lerw.de- it SI.OH In cp* M'rilM-SSMhMk «»PriN- $}»«(«• Mi thrMih IM Prizis-SIM n cis* MiSINGU N Ptrtiklt v EM* Hi Shipr Surfer Cnrst SINGER SEWING CENTER 414 W. Mtln— Phone J-Z7IK Miss Joanne Cullom, senior at Vanderbilt, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Cullom, Jr. Miss Teddy Mitchell of Memphis'was also a weekend visitor of the Culloms. Collie Lowrance is a patient in Campbell's Clinic in Memphis. Collie was injured Saturday when he attempted to mount his horse. The horse fell on him causing file injury. Mrs. Tommie Florida is a patient in Campbell's Clinic with a broken arm Mrs. L. C. B. Young was a Memphis visitor Monday. Mrs. Ed Shippen was in Memphis Wednesday for a medical check-up. Mrs. W. E. Hunt is in Polk City, Fla , where she will stay an indefinite time with her sister. Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Cullom, Sr., left Saturday for Stuart, Pla., where they will vacation until April 1. Mrs. Cullom, who under- iurgery-recently, is greatly improved and the Florida climate is hoped to give her a complete recovery. Mr. and Mrs. Tal Tongate are vacationing in Miami. Their daughter, Mrs. W. E. Dunlap, and Mr. Dunlap joined the Tongates for a brief visit and returned to their home Friday in Ridgley, Tenn. Mrs. Raymond Cotner of Matthews, Mo., was called to Osceola this week .due to the illness of her mother, Mrs. George Doyle. She | expects to return home .Thursday Mrs. Frank McDonald of Clarkes- dale, .Miss., another daughter of Mrs. Doyle, spent the weekend here with her mother. Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Burkett returned home by train Monday from New Orleans where they had visited their daughter. Mrs. Harold Ohlendorf and daughters Nancy and June and Mrs. D. Ohlendorf spent the weekend in St. Louis visiting Mary and Martha Dillard, students at Lindenwood College in St. Charles. Miss. Nancy Ohlendorf went especially to j attend 2 Valentine dance at the college as guest of the Misses Dillard. Lt. Col. and Mrs. Roger Young of Millbrook, N. Y., spent Sunday evening with Mrs. Young's cousin, Mrs. R. M. Fletcher. Mr. and Mrs. Young are In Memphis on business. Mrs. Vera Maxwell is visiting her cousin, Mrs. Myrtle Lauder, in New Orleans for two weeks. She went especially to attend Mardi Gras festivities. Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Maxwell drove to Huttig, Ark., over the weeeknd to visit her mother, Mrs. P W. Mulkey. Besides their daughter, Becky, they were accompanied as far as Little Rock by Mrs. C. W. Silverblatt and her daughters, Nancy Jannette and Gaol. They visited Mrs. Silverblatt's mother, Mrs. J. D., Gross. Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell returned to Little Rock and brought the Sil- verblatts home with them. Mrs. D. Fred Taylor entertained her bridge olub at her home Friday afternoon. Mrs. Bob Kendricks won high score and Mrs. Jack Wilson won second. Mrs. Taylor served a dessert course following the games. Mrs. Richard Prewitt entertained the Couples Bridge Club at her home Saturday night. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dyess were Kuests. Mrs. Prewitt served a dessert and coffee. Mrs. Charles Wiygul won high score for (lie women and Gene Teaford won high score for the men. Mrs. W. B. Flannigan was honored on her 84th birthday with a dinner given by her daughters. Mrs. Madeline Campbell and Mrs. John Edrington. Red carnations centered the table Mrs. Flanuigan was presented a white orchid. Guests included her grandson, Bard Edrington, Mrs. Edrington and children. Bard, Sally and Bob, and another grandson, Ben Flannigan, Mrs. Flannigan and sons, William. Bob, and Ben, Jr., of Memphis. Mis* Oratta Lawrence of Lake Village is spending several days In Osceola as guest of Mrs. Welby Young. Mrs. Henry Carney of Texarkana was a visitor in Osceola Wednesday. Chester Danehower, Jr., student at Tulane in New Orleans, spent the Mardi Bras holidays with his parents. Miss Karolyn Rose Spelse is spending two weeks with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Speise. Miss Speise is a stewardess with Continental Air Lines and is based in Denver. Mrs. Gatha Porter has returned home from a visit with her daughter, Mrs. A. C. Wilson, and Mr. Wilson in Pine Bluff. Mrs. Rose Goldberg- was a weekend visitor in St. Charles, Mo., as guest of her daughter, Mrs. Julius Wlgdor, and family. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Looney had as their weekend guests his brother, Bill Laney, and family from West Memphis. Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Brewer of Helena were weekend visitors of their daughter, Mrs. Frank Rhodes, nd Dr. Rhodes. WARNING! 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DIggs and sons of Luxora left this week for Jonesboro where they will make their home. The monthly supper club met Monday evening at Cramer's Cafe. Following supper, the club drove to Mrs. C. E. Sullenger's home for bridge. Guests playing with the club were Mrs. B. S. Ferrin and Mrs. W. C. Mason. Mrs. Madeline Campbell and Mrs. Perrin were high score winners. Bridgo was won by Mrs. J. A. Pigg. j Mrs. Jim Hyatt lnvtt«d Mrs. Guy Newcomb and Mrs. Prank Edrington to be her guests Wednesday when she entertained her brldg* club at luncheon at her home. Mr. and Mrs. Dick Prewltt wer« hosts Saturday night to the Couple* Bridge Club. Mr. god Mrs. Bob Dyess were guests. A dessert plate was served. Mrs. Charles Wygul we* hifcil score winner for the women and Gene Teaford won high score tor the men. SEE YOUR NEAREST O L D S M O B 1 l_ E DEALER THEATRE On W. 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