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I Th« Obituaries JlMOl'S M. LIVESAY Junious Milford Livesay, 78. residing in Prince George County near Disputanta, died yesterday afternoon at 3:50 o'clock in t h e home of his son, Clinton J. Livesay. 3321 Mike Road, Richmond, after an illness t»f several weeks. Mr. Livesay was a native and lifelong resident of Prince George County, a son of the late Jones and Elrena Temple Livesay. Surviving are two sons: Clinton J. Livesay of Richmond, and L. F. Livesay Sr.. of Jarratt; t h r e e grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock in the chapel of J. T. Morriss and Son. The Rev. John L. Alvis, pastor of Salem Methodist Church, and the Rev. B. T. Leonard, pastor of the Methodist Church at Jarratt. will officiate. I n t e r m e n t will be in Salem .Methodist Church Cemetery near Carson. RICHARD T. CLARK Funeral services for Richard Thomas Clark, who died Saturday after a heart attack, will be held this 'afternoon at 3:30 o'clock in t h e Purviance Funeral C h a p e l , Wakefield. Mr. Clark, a former resident of Wakefield, had, lived in this city for several years. The Rev. J. E. McCatiley, pastor of Waverly Christian Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Rocky Hock Methodist Church Cemetery near Wakefield. Mr. Clark is survived by two 1 ·ons: L. C. Clark, of Carrolton.l and the Rev. E. N. Clark, of Suf-[ lolk, four daughters: Mrs. Novella Frost, of Prince George; Mrs. Geraldine Richardson and Mrs. V i r - i P»tei$burg^Va.^Mon.. Aug. 15. 1355 Massanetta Bible MeetOpensToday 8|»eri«l to Tlip Throngs of guests and speakers have begun to arrive a t ' M a s s a - netta Springs religious center for tonight's opening of the u n i u m l j among 400 jn :nt"ndniU'e at t h e T Sends 7 To Assembly Seven members of C e n t r a l V M C A are a U e n d i n j ; t h i s week t h e T r i - l l i - V a n d I l i - V G e n e r a l Assembly at i ; i u c .Hidge. X. C., as dele;',at-s from the I v i c i x l m r g area, jrn-k J'.. Hoof suil today. "The seven delegates w i l l IIP two-week Interdenominational Massanetta Bible Conference a n d School for Pastors. C h u r c h m e n are coming in from all over the state. I n c l u d i n g Petersburg. In spite of h u r r i c a n e damage to six of its largest trees. members are rolling out the welcome mat to a record n u m b e r of guests. All facilities on the grounds w i l l be crowded--the advance registration reveals--and, in a d d i t i o n , lodging for many guests w i l l be provided at nearby hotels, motels, i s 'ald'! l e a d e r s h i p tannin 1 .; congress," I'.off said. "No s i a f f m e m b e r from C e n t r a l V M C A w i l l a t t e n d t h i s year." I t w i l l m a r k the f i r s t t i m e in 12 years Roof has missed a t t e n d i n g the conference. HP said today if he were to attend t h i s year, the local "V" would be l e f t w i t h o u t anyone in charge-. "Those a m e n d i n g the congress come back w i t h fresh ideas for dev o t i o n a l services, programs and iprojeots." the general sec retry tourist homes, private homes, and dormitories at Madison College. Numerous groups from Petersburg. Richmond, Washington, and elsewhere are planning again this year their annual week-end pilgrimage to the vacalion-and-worship center. Scheduled to bring the keynote address at 7:l. r tonight is Dr. Charles B. Foelsch, of Berkeley, California, president of the Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. Dr. Foelsch Is one of the key guest speakers of the a n n u a l Summer Assembly of the Lutheran Synod of Virginia which was In session last week and closes today. Also" addressing the opening night of the Bible Conference will be Dr. Frederick B. Speakman. pastor of the Third Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh. Dr. S p e a k m a n , who w i l l present a message tonight at 8:20. is coming lo Massanetta from Pittsburgh by a u t o and Js bringing w i t h h i m his wife and two c h i l d r e n . . . _ . . . , ,. , i Other speakers due to arrive to- ginia Branch both of Petersburg ( , » ' D| . D ., vi(1 H c Read and Mrs. K B. R a v n i e r . of C a r o l Gables, Fla., one sister. Mrs. Ixt- tie Barrett, grandchild. of Waverly, eight AXDRJSW J. LAYXK Andrew J. Layne, 44. of 20-12 JDupuy Road, Kenllworth, died this morning in Petersburg G e n e r a l Hospital. He was an employee of the Beck Motor Company, ami is survived by his wife, Mrs. Marie Davis Layne, two daughters. Dorothy JWarie Layne and Aids Francis Layne, a]] of Petersburg; m o t h e r . Mrs. Annie S. Layne and a brother, Clifton W. Layne, of Richmond. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The Flower Mart, Inc.--Adv. 27 S. Sycamore St., Dial RE 3-4U28 Nights, Holidays, Dial RE 2-4855 Flowers For Every Occasion STANLEY FLORIST (Adv.) Call RE 2-3733 or RE 2-4482 POLICE INVESTIGATE 2 CUTTING CASES Lucy Daniels, 329 Low St., was given treatment Sunday for a severe cut above the left knee cap at Petersburg General Hospital, police said today. The woman is : alleged to have C h a p l a i n of the I ' n i v e r s i t y of Edinburgh. Scotland: Dr. George J o h n - ston, professor of New Testament at K m m a m i e l College. University of Toronto, and Dr. A n d r e w \V. M c L e l l a n , m i n i s t e r of the West High C h u r c h , K i l m a r n o c k , Scotland. Dr. and Mrs. McLellan and their ( t w o c h i l d r e n will travel by car i f r n i n C h a r l o t t e . X. C., where Dr. .McLellan is supplying the p u l p i t o f t h e Covenant Presbyterian Church d u r i n g the summer months. Dr. Read will travel to M a s s a n e t t a from New York City, where he is this month's supply pastor for Dr. John Sutherland Honnell at the Fifth Avenue Pres- b y t e r i a n Church. The noted Scottish preacher, author of four books, and distinguished World War I I C h a p l a i n to His Majesty's forces', w i l l be returning to Massanetta for the f i r s t t i m e since his appearances here in 1950. Prior to Dr. Speakman's message, the Rev. P h i l i p A. Roberts, of Fri'dericksburg, president of tin- Board of Trustees of the Massanetta Bible- Conference center, w i l l bring an address of welcome to the conference guests. The business (Kirtlon of the conference w i l l be a s t u d y of ways to a c h i e v e b e l t e r c l u b programs, leadership b u i l d i n g . The delegates will receive counsel in the develop- m e n t of c o m m u n i t y service, too. Snort a c t i v i t i e s w i l l i n c l u d e bask- e t b a l l , s o f t b a l l , volley ball, and s w i m m i n g . Those a t t e n d i n g from the Petersburg area a r e : Betty Lou B u l i fan!, Ardys Henshaw, Sally Kay Powell, all of Colonial Heights: and Ann Claiborne Pope, M a r v Grossman. Richard Spiiin. A n n e Wright, of Petersburg. 3 RECEIVE DEGREES AT CHARLOTTESVILLE Miss Blanche Elizabeth Pride, of Colonial Heights; Miss A n n e Thomas Cardwell, of Prince George, and MiJIard G r i f f i n Reese Jr., of Dinwiddie, received advanced degrees from the University of V i r g i n i a Saturday. Miss Pride received her master of education degree. .tiss Cardwell, her master of arts, and Reese, his master of science, in exercises held for 177 s t u d e n t s who had completed work d u r i n g the University's s u m m e r session. Dabney S. Lancaster, president emeritus of Longwood College, in his talk to the. g r a d u a t e s , stressed education's part in the p u r s u i t of happiness and of economic prosperity. He cited t h ~ danger of overemphasis on the possession "of t h i n g s as the u l t i m a t e goal in l i f e , with the result that ' t h i n g s ' usually possess ns." Degrees were conferred b\ George 0. Ferguson, J r . , dean o] the College of Arts and Sciences and the exercises were presided over by John B. Chase, a c t i n g director of the S u m m e r Session. I n later exercises at the R o t u n d a , commissions were conferred upon ROTC graduates. New TV Outlet 'On Schedule' television set 1 ? were turned in today to a new station--Petersburg's own W X K X - T V , w h i c h began telecasting at ti a. in. R e c e p t i o n is e x c e l l e n t , according to many who set their dials for C h a n n e l x. Speaking for the station staff. J a m e s L. Uodd, Jr., program director, said " t h i n g s w e n t smoother t h a n we'd dare ex poet." R e g u l a r scheduled programming continued t h r o u g h o u t the day. anc t o n i g h t at G:15. a special program m a r k i n g the o f f i c i a l opening of the station, w i l l be telecast. Expected to participate are Governor Stanley; Mayor Thomas P. Bryan of R i c h m o n d : V i c e Mayor Cordon T W i n f k ' l d of this city; Thomas G. Tinsley Jr. president of Petersburg Television Corp.; Alexander Hamilton, secretary; I r v l n G. Abeloff, vice president and general m a n - ager, and Donald Mercer of the X a t i o n a ! .Broadcasting System w i t h w h i c h the local station Is a f f i l i a t e d . A h i g h l i g h t in connection w i t h the opening of WXEX-TV will be staged tomorrow at 1 p. m . when "The Common Glory,' of W i l l i a m s - b u r g w i l l present an hour-long television 'extravaganza.' More t h a n 00 members of the company of Paul Green's famed and outdoor d r a m a are to appear on the show w h i c h w i l l be one of the f i r s t major "live" s t u d i o produc lions of the new s t a t i o n . The Common Glory Choir and L i t t l e Symphony Orchestra will perform in t h e i r colorful ISth century costumes 10 musical selections from the play. The story of ''The Common Glory" w i l l be told by a montage of three scenes f i u n i t^e d r a m a , adapted e s p e c i a l l y for use on the telecast. Patrick Henry's f a m o u s "liberty or death" speech will open, followed by a scene In the V i r g i n i a House of Burgesses and a scene showing Thomas Jefferson w r i t i n g the Declaration of I n d e - pendence in a s m a l l Philadelphia a p a r t m e n t . 'Director Howard Scammon will be the studio guest of James Dodd, program d i r e c t o r of VYXEX-TV, for a discussion of the job of staging the outdoor d r a m a which has a cast of 150. 13-YR.-OLD DIES WHEN BULLET RICOCHETS R O A X O K E , Wl -- A r i f l e shot that ricocheted took the l i f e of 13-year-old P h i l i p W. Kstep of M a r i o n . He died S a t u r d a y at a Roberts' talk w i l l be preceded by a f i v e m i n u t e worship and | hospital here of n s p i n a l cord praise service conducted by t h e | l n J l l O ' w n k ' h causcd respiratory conference music leader. Professor Xelson T. H u f f m a n , distinguished d i r e c t o r of music at Dridgrwatcr been cut by Henry Giles with a j College. IVTiss Tluth E. Weybright. butcher knife. She told lnvestigat-| a i s o O f Bridgewator College, .an ing officers, Captain R. E. Blick and Corporal H. M. Jones, that Giles cut her because she was talking to another m a n . Giles was arrested and charged with felonious assault. In another cutting investigation, police arrested Mary Baker for allegedly cutting her husband, Milton Baker an argument, felonious assault. accomplished organist, will preside at the organ. Speakers tomorrow will include Dr. Foelsch, Dr. Johnston. Dr. McLellan, Dr. Read and Dr. Speuk- man. Special daily morning programs, to be held separately for ministers and for women attending the conference, will be l a u n c h on the leg during O d" at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning. She Is charged with Dr. Read will speak the "first morn- Ing to the ministers and Dr. Speakman w i l l present a message to the women at the same time. RUGS STORED Cleaned--Mothproofed Insured--Low Rates VICTORY Dial RE 2*8181 BLOCK AVAKDFaNS TO MEKT IX COL. HIOKiHTS TOMGHT S. S. l i e l l m a n , chief coordinator of Civil Defense in Colonial H e i g h t s | will be the m a i n speaker at a j block wardens' .meeting t o n i g h t in ! the new E l e m e n t a r y School" at S j o'clock. All block wardens arc 'urged to attend. w h i c h cai paralysis. The bov's mother, Mrs. Lanson Estop, said Philip, an older brother, a n o t h e r r e l a t i v e and a neighbor boy, went on an outing Tuesday and stopped about five miles f r o m Marion where the neighbor began shooting at targets. A bullet ^lanced off a tree or some other object and struck Philip in the neck. BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY GATHERS FOR BIRTHDAY BAr.MQRAL CASTLE, Scotland IM--British royalty gathered at the Queen's s u m m e r residence today to celebrate the f i f t h birthday of her d a u g h t e r , Princess A n n e . A frosted sponge cake with 1 five candles on it was baked by Ronald Aubrey, the royal chef, as the centerpiece for an afternoon f a m i l y tea party. There are now 13 e d u c a t i o n television stations i n t h e U n i t e d States. SK»/ JUST LIKE A FURNACE... BUT WITHOUT COSTLY, DIRT COLLECTING PIPES · «svu AND REGISTERS! OIL HEATERS CONVENIENT EASY TERMS Corner of Short Market and Grove Ave. Dial RE 3-7333 FREE PARKING itchie M O N^ Y ^ AC K G U A R A N TE E NORFOLK CLUB TO HEAR DEL. ROBERT WHITEHEAD LOVJNGSTON", Va. (ff) -- "Virginia's fiscal decision" will be the subject of an address by Del. Robert Whiteheacl Wednesday at the Sertoma Club in N o r f o l k , the member of the Hou.se of Delegates from Xelson County has announced. W h i t e h e a d said his talk will deal w i t h the report of the State Capital O u t l a y Study Commission made recently to Uov. Stanley. It re- c o m m e n d e d the e x p e n d i t u r e of 109 m i l l i o n dollars for b u i l d i n g s in the state in a six-year period begin- n i n g next July 1. One r e c o m m e n d a t i o n for raising the no.ecssarv r e v e n u e was t h a t the date for collecting income taxes and gross receipts taxes of public service corporations be advanced so that two years' taxes would be collected in one fiscal year. Whitehead, a leader of the "anti- organization" Democrats in Vir-| g i n i a , has often been a critic of| the state's fiscal policies. STORM FRUIT DAMAGE IS REPORTED SLIGHT MART1XSBURG, W. Va. UP) -Growers agreed today that weekend storm damage to f r u i t in the Appalachian growing belt was neither general nor heavy. However, they were unable to accurately estimate the damage because the soaked condition of the orchards made it impossible to get into thorn. ' ! Apples reportedly suffered more r! a mage t h a n peaches, even t h o u g h peaches are now approaching peak harvest. Some a p p l e trees were bowled over by the wind. The storm did not m a t e r i a l l y affect the, peach harvest. In most cases, growers were between harvests of the Haven and Elberta varieties. They wrote off any peaches blown from the trees as too ripe for marketing. Rainfall Friday in the Appalachian fruit growing belt ranged from 2 1-2 to 5 inches. Lighter rain followed Saturday with thunderstorms on Sundav. BING CROSBY'S SON INJURED IN ACCIDENT RAYMOND, Wash. WV-One of crooner Bing Crosby's sons, Pvt. P h i l l i p L. Crosby. 21. is in a Raymond hospital today with a broken back. The young soldier from Ft.Lewis drove through a guardrail down a 20-foot, e m b a n k m e n t , into the AVi!- apa R i v e r bed while trying to get bark to his Army KP duties early yesterday. Fortunately, the t i d e in "Willapa harbor, into which the river flows, was o u t . Otherwise, authorities said young Crosby would have j rtwwned. | His f a t h e r left a Spokane golf t o u r n a m e n t to fly to Raymond. R i n g would allow no hospital pictures taken of his son. THE WEATHER V I R G I N I A : Rather cloudy w i t h scattered showers t o n i g h t and Tuesday, except occasional rain in t h e s o u t h portion, possibly becoming heavy tomorrow. Thermometer Readings TODAY s p. M 77 10 P. M SI 12 Noon Si SINCE NOON M a x i m u m M i n i m u m YESTERDAY flO RK.A1II.NC1S I X OTIIKR OITIKS H i g h Low Allan!* ................... SS 67 Chk-aso ................... S7 67 TVlrolt .................... 67 62 U u l i i l h .................... SO SI l.os A:igolf« ............... 84 (W M i a m i .................. 00 69 M:nni';ipol!s-St. P a u l ....... SS !Sf) N e w Y o r k ............... . SI 73 N o r f o l k .................. SS 73 H i r h m o n r i ................. Kfl 71 V,. islK S4 68 5 Men Held OnGambling Five men were arrested Sundav by' police and charged with gambling. Two of them also we're charged w i t h operating a gambling house at y.K Fleet Street. According to police reports. Sergeant A. V. JJowen executed a search warrant at t h a t address and a Colin Scale and W i l b u r Humphries were the men cited to police court for allegedly operating the house. Police also found 4!) p i n t s of legal whisky, three f i f t h s , approximately 28 cases of beer and 25 decks of playing cards. All the men arrested posted bonds for appearance in Police Court August Jy. CREDIT WOMEN PUN PICNIC THIS MONTH The regular meeting of (he Credit Women's jiivakfast Club was held Thursday morning at 7:45 o'clock in Whitmure's Restaurant. The meeting was called to order j b y the president, Mrs. A n n Herry. Invocation was given by Miss Charlotte Harris. The .President appointed a committee to take care of the picnic- to be held this month and a nominating committee jjur electing new officer's in October. Miss .Marie Nash, parliamentarian, gave a talk on parliamentary procedure. There being no f u r t h e r business the meeting was adjourned with the Club Creed. WM HEAD DEFENDED IN OLIVER STATEMENT WILLIAMSBURG. Va., W -- Dr. George J. OHver, head of the de- p a r t m e n t of education at the College of W i l l i a m and Mary, bas issued a statement stoutly defending college President Alvin D u k e Chandler. Oliver said Chandler has worked "consistently and tirelessly" toward expansion and improvement of the college's educational services. He said the president had been responsible for a "steady and wholesale growth" in the educational program. Although released only yesterday by permission of the rector of the board of visitors. J a m e s AT. Robertson, of Norfolk, Oliver's statement was submitted to the board last J u n e 24. FATHER'S NECKTIE IS CHILD'S DEATH NOOSE LONG BEACH, Calif. Ml -- Her f a t h e r ' s tie became a death noose for 4-vear-old Karen Elaine Schuller. Police said the girl apparently stood on a living room chair yesterday, passed the tie through door handles of a linen closet, tied y loop and put the loop around her neck. The f a t h e r , Robert, found her unconscious on the floor. He applied a r t i f i c i a l respiration but Karen was dead on arrival at a hospital. Richmond Char Iron Heston Julia Adams --In-"The Private War Of Major Benson" In Technicolor NONE INJURED IN 7 WEEKEND ACCIDENTS Petersburg police investigated seven automobile accidents during the weekend in which no injuries were reported. According to accident reports 'on the seven mishaps, property damage exceeded the .52,000 mark b) $30. HEADACHING THIEVES TAKE POWDERS' HERE An apparently hungry thief broke into an establishment owned by B. J. Rose, 909 Rome St. some- t i m e Saturday night. Entry was made through a door in which the lower panel was broken out. Missing were 18 soft drinks, sever! bags of potato chips, suckers, chewing gum and a number of packages of headache powders. SHOWS 7:30 · 9:30 Pagan Beauty In the City of Sin! M-G-M SPECTACLE ----·«··-- in · ClNEii^cOPE ·nd COLOR! -'f THE PRODIGAL! LANATURNER EDMUND PURDOM ,,, LOUIS CW.HERN AUDREY DAUON -JAMES MITCHELL KEVIttE BRAND-WAITER HAMPOEH TAIHA EtG · FRANCIS L SUttlYftN JOSEPH WISEMAN- SANDRA KSCHER 1 COLOR CARTOON BLUE STB Only 5/2 Mile Prom City Limits On Hwy. 301 (S. Sycamore Ext.) Box Office Opens 7:15 P. M. -- Shows At 7:45 and 10:00 Adm. $1.25 Per Carful jncl. tax. Dial RE 3-5629 T O N I G H T A hundred others dared not A great new NBC-TV network Station is on the air Just set your TV dial to Channel for all the great NOW SHOWING! Show$ at 1-3-5-7-9 COMFORT st*in»d of Th» Or«at Pyramid I FILMED IN EGYfT WITH A CAST OF THOUSANDS! FftOM WARNtR BRO». IN ClNtMA»COP* AND WARN!RCOLO*. NOW SHOWING! Shows at 1-3-5-7-9 PALACE NOW SHOWING! Shows at 1-3-5-7-9 ATK-COND1T1OXED COMFOET Stevens ^ "Cry Vengeance" COMING WEDNESDAY! ATOM BRAIN COLUMBIA HITS!, COMFORT - STARTS TOMORROW ENDS TONIGHT! 'This Island Earth" Color By Technicolor Car-full $1.25 (tax incl.) Show Starts 7:45 ENDS TONIGHT! WAGNER and DEBRA PAGET "WHITE FEATHERS" CinemaScope · Color STARTS TOMORROAF GRACE KELLY'S FIRST BIG ROLE! nimin GRACE KELLY'S FIRST BIG ROLEl shows Every week you'll see SID CAESAR ·-· GROUCHO MARX DRAGNET -1- NEWS CARAVAN and a host of others! WYFY-TV WwAliJ I W A i i i - C U M J I T I O N E I ) COMFORT --KXDS TOXTGHT:- JAMES STEWART Janet Robert LEIGH * RYAN "NAKED SPUR" color --STARTS TOMORROW JEANNE CRflIN ? DMA ANDREWS DAVID ESRRAR AIR-COXD1XIOXED COMTOKT ENDS TONIGHT Starts Tomorrow--

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