The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 20, 1953 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 20, 1953
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PAGE TWO BLYTHEVrU'E (ARK.) COURIER WTONESDAY, MAT 20, 1958 Church Council Appoints Committee to Keep Eye on Developments in Congress CHICAGO (AP) — The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the tl. S. A. today named a 15-member committee to watch developments In Congress and elsewhere which "threaten the freedom of the people and Institutions of the United States." „.„,.„,, statement, expressed his personal hope that ••" help the O 'nlze any threat infiltration into f Appointment of the "Committee t>n the Maintenance of American Freedom" was announced at the bimonthly meeting of the .council's General Board, the organization's interim policy-making body, by President William C. Martin of Dallas, Tex. Bishop Martin, in •essed his ] the committee churches to rec of Communist American life." "No body of people is more concerned to combat, communism than the church groups of our country," Bishop Martin said. "If any Communists are carrying on their subversive work under the guise of serving the church, all who have a responsibility for leadership in the church should insist that such deception shall be exposed." Authorized by Board Bishop Martin's appointments were authorized by the council's General Board at a meeting in New York City in March. Heading the committee is the Rt. Rev. Henry Knox Sherrlil, presiding bishop of the Episcopal church. Bishop Sherrill was the first president of the council, a federation of 30 Christian churches which claims more than 35 million members. The council's president, who also is the newly elected president of the Council of Bishops of the Methodist church, contended there is a "right way and a wrong way to combat communism," "The right way," Bishop Martin said, "is to stand without compromise for Christian truth and action and to point out clearly and concretely every area of conflict. "The wrong way is to pin a Com- munist label on social liberals and advocates of reform—a procedure widely resorted to today. Such methods create confusion of mind in which many people no longer distinguish between communism and honest social criticism in the old-fashioned American way. Such confusion plays into the hands of the Communists and aids the enemies of the American way of life. "Some people are so frightened about Communist infiltration that they pay no attention to the danger of un-American methods of fighting it. Other people arc so alarmed by the wrong methods of dealing \vil.h communism that they ignore the danger of communism Itself. I am sure that the committee will deal effectively with both aspects of the problem." Premier Mayer Threatens to Quit PARIS Iff)—Premier Rene Mayer threatened France with another cabinet crisis last night. He said he would resign unless the National Assembly gives his government the right to cut administrative expenses by decree. The Premier made his demand in the form of a confidence vote and the Assembly recessed immediately after his speech. The vote was set for tomorrow. BURDETTE HONOR STUDENTS — Mae Beryl Bevill (left) has been named valedictorian and Dorothy Louise Powell salutatorlan of the Burdctte High School senior class. Commencement exercises for the 27 seniors will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday In the school auditorium. (O'Stcen Photos) Wife 'Ate Up' Big Movie Pay, Actor John Wayne Tells Court NEW YORK WV-Six women who had chained themselves Inside an Insurance company's skyscraper office gave up early today their protest action against the eviction of a Negro family from one of the firm's housing projects. After spending nine hours In chains in an anteroom of the 28th- floor office of a vice president of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, one of the women told newsmen: 'It is physically Impossible to slay any longer." The women earlier had .said they had thrown away the keys to the padlocks holding the chains that linked all of. them and their chairs together. However, they finally admitted that a seventh woman who had been with them earlier had keys. At that same moment, a telephone call was made to the office by a reporter who said he was out- >ide the building with the woman with the keys. The women departed about 2:30 a. m. without obtaining any corn- Signed Coin Designs The designing of coins reached its highest artistry of ancient times during the reign of Alexander the Great, when recognized artists made coin designs and were permitted to sign them. OUR FIRST NATIONAL FLAG—First raised in Williamsburg, j Va., on May 15, 177C, after the Virginia Convention adopted an independence resolution, this flag will fly in Williamsburg until July Fourth as part of the annual prelude to Independence Day observance. An 10th century British flag seen flying from the capitol cupola in the background. LOS ANGELES lift—"I know it iounds ridiculous," John Wayne old the court, but he and his wife 'Just couldn't make ends meet" n his income of several hundred housand dollars a year. In 1951, for instance, the rugged .ctor testified yesterday, his wife's xtravagances "ate up my $160,000 iet income—and some of my cap- .al too." Wayne is disputing his estranged mate's demand for $9,000 a month alimony pending tvlal of her suit for separate maintenance. His wife, former actress Esperanza Bauer, estimates his income at $500,000 a yeixr nnd says they spent more than $13.000 monthly during their six-year marriage. Wayne, named the No. 1 box Town Has Ship's Time WELLFLEET, Mass. (/P) — The first thoughts of a summer visitor at Wellfleet, on Cape Cod, when he hears the First Congregational Church clock strike this year may be that the clock Is out of order. At 2 p.m., for instance, the clock strikes four. Which Is just what the townsfolk of Wellfleet want it to strike at that hour. For the people of Wellfleet voted to Install a clock which would strike ship's time. Using ship's time, the Welllleet clock divides the day Into six four-hour watches and the bell, sounding at naif-hour Intervals, shows the progress of each watch. Thus, it will strike one at 12:30 a.m., at 4:30 a.m., at 8:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., etc. A half hour after these times two strokes are sounded. Finally, the sounding of eight bells indicates that It Is either 4 a.m., 8 a.m., 12 noon, 4 p.m., 8 p.m., or midnight. Stowaway Foxes EFFINGHAM, 111. (IP) — A truck driver, checking his trailer following a coffee .stop, peered into one of the large.oil pipes In his cargo. Sixteen small bright eyes peered back. Investigation uncovered a stowaway litter of baby fox. Cafe proprietor Jack Collins adopted the animals. Read Courier News Classified Ads. office attraction in a poll of exhibitors last year, offered these glimpses of the financial problems of being a star during his day-long testimony yesterday:: "I haven't seen one of my paychecks for 13 years—they're handled by my manager, Bo Roos." He spends thousands of dollars on clothes, "but you'd never see me In a tie if I wasn't an actor." "We were spending: too much money, but I did not wish to argue with my wife about it—I was trying to keep my home together at the same time." He doesn't know the details of how his income is handled, but "I kno\j whats' going on. When I want to know how I stand, I ask men I trust to brief me. I think I have enough horse sense to understand what the experts tell me." Last year, when his wife refused to limit her spending, he notified merchants he would not be responsible for her bills. He has assets of $500,000, but liabilities, including more than $150,000 In income ax obligations, make his net worth only about $160,000. Mrs. Roosevelt To Miss Crowning LONDON I/P) — Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt has informed Queen Elizabeth II that she will be unable to attend the June 2 coronation. U. S. embassy sources said the queen's invitation to Mrs. Roosevelt was sent by the Duke of Norfolk, the earl marshal, but Mrs. Roosevelt replied she would be In Japan on Coronation day. THERE MUST BE A REASON WHY IT'S THE N/UD-SOUTH'S LARGEST SELLER AtL VEGETABLE Now You Can Have Hardwood Floors with NO MONEY DOWN And 36 Months to Pay! Yes, Sir! Wright Supply will completely install wonderful hardwood floors in your horn* I ... floors you've always want- A ed! Yes, and you don't have ^ io pay one-cent down .. . and ^ you have 38 months to pay. % Come out NOW ... or call % 2239 todayI WRIGHT SUPPLY Hutson at N. Fifth Street PHONE 2239 Women Chain Selves to Chairs in Insurance Office in Protest of Negro Family Eviction pany commitment on their demands. They indicated no plan to return. A company attorney, who fetched the keys, received assurance from the women that they would leave, before he gave them the keys to the locks. Frank Lowe, Metropolitan vice president In charge of housing, remained in his office until the women left the building. There was no company statement on the matter. Lowe and the women started their war of endurance before noon yesterday when the six housewives and a seventh woman showed up to protest the eviction scheduled today of the first Negro tenants at the Metropolitan's Parkchester housing development In the Bronx. The seven women, two Negroes and five white, waited five hours before Lowe agreed to see them. They talked with him for an hour, and then six of the women pulled chains and padlocks from their purses. The seventh woman, who Is white, remained free to act as a Stories of 'Sex and Prostitution' Brings Army Ban of Newspaper FRANKFURT, Germany 1*1—An American woman publisher said today that the D. S. Army has banned her weekly newspaper for American troops because of its stories about Christine Jorgensen, Pat Ward and the like. Mrs. Marion von Rosach of San Francisco said a letter from the Army's European headquarters had ordered her to stop printing and distributing her Overseas Weekly to the OIs because Its "stories of sex and prostitution" riad "raised a storm of protest from commanders in the field and others concerned with ^the moral welfare of military and dependent personnel." The 27-year-old woman said an Army colonel to whom she com- alalned told her: "You know what you have done—stories like Chris- .ine Jorgensen and Pat Ward —." A spokesman at the Army's Heidelberg headquarters refused to comment on the matter today. "Any comment the Army has to make Is in the letter written to the Overseas Weekly," he said. Mrs. von Rospach is the wife of Cecil von Rospach, information of- ficer at the TJ. S. consulate here. She started her paper In 1950, and it now has a circulation of about 40.-000. The paper is printed on the press of the unofficial Army newspaper Stars and Stripes and is distributed on Stars and Stripes newsstands in all military posts. Mrs. von Rospach said she had never had "one single dime" of help from the Army and had paid Stars and Stripes $100,000 for the printing last year. Stars and ampes printed only relatively brief U. S. news agency accounts of Christine Jorgensen, the former GI who underwent sex operations and treatments in Denmark, arid Pat Ward, key "call girl" witness in the Mickey Jelke vice case In New York. 3-Way Rttltr for Dry Eczema Itch When itching persists due to lack ol natural skin oils. Resinpl Ointment gives quick relief Rich in lanolin, it oils and aoltens dry akin as its six medicams soothe fiery itching 2-Waj relief that brings long-lasting comlort meAenger for th« others. No effort was made to put out the women. However, the messenger was not allowed back In the building when she left to get food for the others; guards told her no one w«« permitted to enter after the close of the work day. One of the six women is Sophie Dtcatur, * Negro, wnow lamfly li the one scheduled for eviction today. She and her husband, Michael, a railroad dining car worker, and their two small children got into Parkcheater on » sublease. Tin company said it would not renew the lease. It was upheld In court recently in the case of Negro eviction from another Metropolitan housing project. Metropolitan 'attorney Alfred B. Carp denied that the firm Was discriminating in the eviction. NEWS— THE NAKED LOOK, CRISP TEXTURE Joyous as being barefoot—the cool, cool freedom of these. They come in singing, washable tropic colors, sun-wonderful for alt yout pretty, holiday casual clothes. * Cork *n Crepe soles— — low wedge heels. f 98 YOUR FRIENDLY SHOE STORE ' Picture of a Man Relaxing! The next time you find yourself alongside a new Cadillac at the traffic light—take a good look at the gentleman behind the wheel. The odds are overwhelming that you'll see a man relaxed and at ease. For serenity is part and parcel of the great experience of driving a 1953 Cadillac. In fact, owners frequently take to the highway just for the relaxation the car provides. And well they might. For here, beyond all question, is one of the surest therapeutics for the tension of work-a-day life! Just sitting there in the driver's seat is enough to put a man at ease. The cushions are deep and luxurious and restful . . . the wheel is perfectly positioned for the driver's hands . . . and beauty and comfort and spaciousness are in every direction. And driving a Cadillac is as restful as silling in a Cadillac. That great, powerful engine responds is if by magic . .. carrying the car in and out of traffic almost as quickly and as easily as, the driver makes his decision to do so. Steering is feather-light and effortless ... and braking calls only for the slightest pressure from the daintiest foot. Of course, if the driver has chosen a Cadillac Air Conditioner* for his car, he refreshes as he re/axes. With a simple adjustment of a single lever, he can lower the car's interior to any normal temperature he desires—even 'in the warmest weather. Yes, it's little wonder that the man in the Cadillac always looks so comfortable and happy and relaxed. In plain fact— he is! * * » * Wouldn't it be wonderful to find such satisfaction in your own motoring? Of course it would—and that's why we suggest that you come in for a personal demonstration. We'll gladly put you behind the wheel—for the most rtlaxinz hour you ever spent on the highway. 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