The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 24, 1948 · Page 12
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Southern Baptist Convention Ends Dr. LM Delivers Sermon to 30,000 Idn't Happen to a Dog (ARKQ CCH^UM KSWX S*rvk*i By WUMui J. F« rr«M SU* Corrapondent) MEMPHIS, Tenn., M»y 24, (UP)— Bom* 10,000 "messengers" to the 81st tnnyel meeting of the South- «rn B*ptbt Convention headed homeward tod»y «ft«r tlie five-day parlet cJowd her* yesterday wltli an outdoor evangelistic service at Crump SUdium attended by 30,000. • Dr. Robert O. Lee of Memphis, president of th« convention, delivered ttx «rmon and retiring president Dr. Louie D. Newton of Atlanta, Ga., presided over the vnst <ervlc*«. The outdoor audience was the largest religious assemblage ever to be held in Memphis and^one of Hie largest Baptist meetingi in world 'history. It cloced a convention which led. a quiet record of accomplishment. During the five days of meetings, the "messengers": Furthered Baptist views on serration of church auA slot* by demanding amendment of the McCow«n bill now in Congress to prohibit use of federal funds for sectarian, private or parochial schools and by demanding (he recall of Myron J. Taylor, President Truman's ambassador to the Vatican. Strongly condemned motion pictures which "glorify and gliunor- Jze" drinkln? and Immoral conduct. Set Sunday, May 30. as "Commitment Day" when all Southern Baptists will be asked lo pledge themselves not to use, sell or serve alcoholic beverages. .Oklahoma City Selected Selected Oklahoma City as the site of the 1949 meeting' to bc B ln Mny 18. Adopted a system of tithes whereby all the 6,000,000 members would give at least 10 per cent of thctr Income to churches. On the negative side, the convciv tion twice refused to recognize or congratulate the new Jewish state of Israel, by voting down proix>sc<i messages to President Truman nnd the Untied Nations, The meeting also avoided tnking Outbreak of 'Juke Box War' Feared After Gangland Killing "Caledonia," prize bulldog, certainly lead* a dog's lift. When Ihey made him model a cwklail-hour lull in Hot Springs, Ark., he registered this look of understandable disgust. $300 Million Needed for Soil Conservation AitlKONA'S IIIOItKST Humphreys Peak Is (lie iiiRhest is all ,, X (| ncl point In Arizona. volcano, rising to 12,611 feci, the Sun Francisco mountnliis. who chased him down a darkened street until he Jell of exhaustion. Police .wild the killing wa* executed with BUt; li "perfect gangland precision" they feared it might nnirlc tlie outbreak of a "juke box war" in the Chicago underworld. Tlio victim was Leo (Little Sneeze) Friedman, 33, who was its'. sociated with tile Mercury Hccord- nitf Company and ran a restaurant in the Loop. He was shot to death by two or three gunmen driving ail Ineonspic- IOILS old model car. When their first shols mlssecf, the gunmen patiently lot Friedman run until lie iripurd and fell over a fence from exhaustion. Thwi one of the gunmen stepped from the par and pumped three sines into the side of hLs head Friedman's widow, Carol 38 told police that she and her bus- ' baud had Just left tlieir car in n parkiti K lot. across the street, from llicir West Side hotel on Jackson Boulevard when the mm drove up and begun shooting. She said she heard two flurries of shots as she rnn into the hotel lobby iinti screamed to the night clerk to ca!l polite, K:,raped First Shots Witnesses on the street said ilia MONDAY, MAT K l»4g until he tripped over the fence. Then they delivered the coup cte grace. I Witnesses were not certain whellier there were two or three gunmen in tlie car. Th*y said the f miu so rapid it, sounded like machine gunes. Police belfei-ed Hie men Usc( i revolvers, however, as no ejected shells were found at the scene. '1'lils was a perfect gang type murder." Police Capt, Harry Pencin said. "The killers were men wlio knew their business." ••Compctillon has been keen in the juke box trade and some of the mobs have muscled in to Ihe business. It looks now as (.hough they raiBht be squabbling over the ter- 'itorie.s." Police said'Friedman once was a suspect in the robbery on Jan 2 !.»*u ° f a Jowl ''y salesman. Robert wiikms. A cor used in the robbeiy was traced to (he home of Friedman s mother. Mrs. Carl Friedman. Sentenced In 193S Detectives said that in 103G Friedman was sentenced to 10 ycai.3 1" i federal penitentiary Jor'rob- bing i bank at »,. Charles, 111 While there, they sutj, he met Edward p. Jones, multi-millionaire Negro king of Chicago's policy racket who was serving time for Jn- come tax evasion. Authorities were checking whether there was any possible gambling connection to the slaying. In Friedman's pockets police found eight traffic tickets jjivcn him rsctntly for double parking in the loop and a bill for »900 worth of groceries lo 1m restaurant, A Ctikago newspaper recently published an expose of the juke box racket and claimed that the "syndicate" had prevented Son. Homer Cupehart, R., Ind.. from distributing juke boxes made by lib firm In tlie Chicago area. Cajjehart denied the sloiy. PLAYTHING TO INVENTION Sir William Crookcs, British physicist, produced the first electron Uibe in 1878. Tlie so-called Crookes, or cathode ray, tube was looked upon only as a "scientific plaything" then but It led to the Invention of the X-ray machine in lass and, still later, became the "ey»" of television. Tiie ivhhklcs in tills product -ire -1 A-P.ITS 01 more tilil. 70' neutral spirits. rW Glenmore whiskies arf blendtd with choice,! drain neutral ,pi,ils bul i n!tea d of being boll/ed Immediately, "Tfiompion" li put bock into barrel. to make it smoother, lasrier IKIcmled Whiskey " [.Illle liock. Arkansas Ford Owners L G«r BIOM n««d«d } i repairs NOW on Fall Terms Engine.-, baderles, generators, starters, clutthes, tlren. You'll find everything your Ford needs at PHILLIPS Motor Co. Phone 4453 Blytheville, Ark. stand Training on and Universal Military caused considerable surprise by refusing to lake a new •land on the civil rights Issue An early report was distributed -laying the South was moving to:ward the president's civil .rights nro- ;PosaIs "of Its own volition," but the meeting merely reaffirmed the ,»taUment of Baptist principles on «c* relations «doptcd in St. Louis i W. Cox of Me-! 1 to presch' WASHINGTON-, May 24—(UP)— Sen. Richard U. Russell. I).. Oil said today that $300.003,000 is the rock-bottom minimum needed next year if the federal soil conscmuon program is to be anything like adequate . But edits \vurc that Hie Senate would not go higher than tlio »225 r 000,000 approved by the House. Kitwcll offered nn ainendincnt to the Iloiise-approved Agriculture Department Appropriation Bill to )iike 1949 soil coii.serration funds by $75,03.000. Both the amendment and j bill were slated lo reach a vote this afternoon. The Senate Friday voted down a proposal to increase this year's sail conservation funds from $150000003 to $«0,OCO,0«). ' ' "11 the program Is ;iot «-orlh $300,030.003, it's not worth , thing," Russell said. any- • the '1649 convention sermon. The> Rev. Stanley L. Blanton of Wake Forest, N. C,, was chosen alternate i Besides electing Dr. Lee us prcsi- ! dent, the group chase Dr Porter I Bnllcs of Tyler, Tex., first vice-pros!- i dent; Maxey Jarinon of Nnshvillc ' re-elected Nashvill Dr. Duke K. 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