The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 19, 1948 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 19, 1948
Page 14
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Southern Baptist Conclave Opens 10,000 'M*SMitg«n' from Twenty States Exp««t*d to Attend By WiUiin J. F« VwMift Pn« SUff Corr«p*B<ient MZMPHIS, .Teun., May 19. (UP) —The »ls* iwutl Southern Bap- tl«t Convention convenes today with •n estimated 10,000 "messengers" on ha»d In what officials predicted would be the largest religions gathering in the United Stntes this year. The delegates—called "mefisen- gers"~represent 26,764 churches In 20 st»t« and the District of Co- himbui with a combined membership of 6,270,819, according to convention Secretary Porter Hoirfh of Nashville, Tenn. The convention runs through Sunday with the opening session highlighted by an address by Dr. Louie D. Newton of Atlanta. Ga.. retiring president who has declined to rim for reelection. The convention is expected to stand on President, Trumnn's civil rights program, the separation of church and state, the liquor question I »nd Universal Military Training. | Even before the convention got underway, Dr. M. E. Dodd, pastor of the First Baptist Clnirch of Shreveport, La., and former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, voiced opposition to the civil rights program. Dodd in R pre-convention slale- ment said "you can't legislate goodwill among the races." Steps will be considered for join- Ing the Northern and Southern Baptists groups to form a Baptist Alliance ol North America. A joint committee to study the matter was upliointed last year. Climax of the five-day session will come with a giant afternoon evangelistic service In Crump stadium next Sunday »t which 30.000 people are expected to tie present. Dr. Robert G. Lee, pastor of Bellevue, Baptist Church in Memphis »nd prominently mentioned as the Possible successor to Newton will conclude that service with a stronc appeal. Hopes to See LHilt Rock Transit Firm Otter* to Pave Streets BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.y COURIER MEWS Ailitd Joiii.son, blind pluiiUl, Irom liotislun, "'ex., sDiilinglv hcurs the news tiiut l-.e may see. Doctors told liie 2!-ycai-old yoiilh that, arter two ouL'rnlton.s. the cornea offered by a conocmned convict could tramplanted into his eyes. Three Clergymen to Get Honorary Doctorates BATESVUiE, Ark., May 19. (UP) —Three ' prominent Presbyterian clergymen will be given honorary degrees of doctor of divinity al the Shriners' Choice Slated to become Imperial Potentate of the Shrine of North America is Galloway Calhoun of Tyler, Tex. Callraim, a lawyer, is currently Deputy Imperial Potentate. He will be selected at the Shriners 1 National Convention in Atlantic City, N. J., June B. Memphis Police Who Beat Negro Are Fired, Held for Grand Jury MEMPHIS. Tenn., May 18 — (UP)—Two iwUccmcii fired from their Jobs were at Liberty totiny miller SI.000 bund each iwndlnr. grand jury action in connection u-.'tli (lie (icatfiJK of 30-year-old HI Blauir*. H Negro who claimed that he lost an eye as a result. Police Commissioner Joe Boyle personally ordered the arrest •!' L E. Hrynn. .15. n nd Carl w. Brewer, 26. on charges ol assault to murder, Attorney General Will Oerber promised swift prosecution, char- actirfzlng tiw attack on Elaine as "outrageous mid contemptible." t aniiUiil conunencetnent exercLses hrre May 24 of Arkansn.s College. Dr. John D. Spinglns. collene lircsiduut. announced today the degrees would be conferred upon tile Rev. Claude D. Wnrdlnw ol Little fiock. the Rev. Horace Vlllee of Catndcn. nnd lh« Rev. Archie C. Smith of Birmingham, Ala. ROCK, Ark,, May 19. (UP)— Mayor B«m Wassell said y*s- wrday he will recommend lo the city council next Monday that they accept a capital Transportation Com- P«njr offer to arrange for the PRV- I"K of 1) mile* of Little Rock •treeU. Under term« of the franchise ordinance recently approved by the voters, the transportation company was obliged to pave only (lie "track »>ea" of street* where streetcars used to run, while the city had U> pave the remaining portion of the streets. Wa.isell said, however, that the transportation company offered to contract (or the job for paving the who!, of each itreet, it in mi- nuted H60,000, provided (he city would promise to p»y its sh»re of the coat when the X* ww completed. Tim city's »tm« wa* estimated >l 1150,000. Wassell said he was certain the city would have the money. Long Names Wealthy Oil Man to Replace Overton BATON ROUGE, IA Mav 19 (UP)-Gov. Carl K.Long, yesterday appointed. William Feaii, 57 millionaire Monroe and shreveport oil operator, to fill the u. S Scnat* vacancy created by the death of John H. Overton. i Sen. Allen j. Ellender, D I* ' was In Long's of/Ice when he an-i nounced the appointment. Ellcnclcr; State Hospital Patient, IS, Commits Suicide LITTL* BOCK. Ark., May 1», (UP)—A 15-year-old patient in the State Hospital here ended her own '''" Monday by pulling a strip of canviw around her neck, Deputy Coroner Dr. Gordon Holt announced yesterday. -nlll' °i' ld i* as Wen «'««<J only as £H " ?,," *? arlin who was ldmi «.^ , the hospital In February. H^f.U T,, 11 " Arl <»"«« Children* "on*. Attendants 8 aid she had threatened on several occasions to kill herself and made » futile attempt last March. . to Louslana for fate Smiles on Widow Of Jockey Who Would Have Ridden Citation MIAMI, Fla., May 19. _<up>Fate, which brought tragedy Into, we life of Mrs. Albert Snider last March, smiled at her today. ' The W |do W of one of America's' leading jockeys hit a daily double i "f good fortune through the loyalty of two pals and the honesty ol her Negro maid. ..*l rsl - MlH - Snider received »' M.I70 check from Eddie Arcaro and i Warren .Wright, Jockey and owner icsiipctivcly of citation, the horse her husband would ridden in the eKutticky Derby. i Snider was the top Jockey for' WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 1948 sumably drowned while ftshlng In the Florida Keys. Then [he Snider household had Us second blessing. The maid who was packing some of Al's clothing found $4,000 In an envelope In one of his shirt pockets. There was also a check for »2S5. Mrs. Snider gave the maid »200 for her honesty and banked »8,265 for a very special purpose. The money will bt saved to «end her Heartburn W'heueic«wiiioma c i,«c]«lc»u«« painful, gutlocst- aKKU.MUrbtuiiiaL-liiuiiltjvvtuun], doclon usuaLlr tacriut Ilia fMtiatacllru: mnllc nej known lijr ynplooutlureMt— oiOLOiiautt lho« In Bcll4n« ftl""-*" l»>«llve. 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