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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHIA8T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI PubllBhed Dailr Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS VOL. LI—NO. 15 BlytheviUe Courier Blytheville Daily N«w» Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, APRIL T, 1955 EIGHTEEN PAGES A-Bomb Ban In Formosa Area Asked , WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kerr (D-Okla) has appealed to President Eisenhower to ban the use of atomic weapons in any defense of Quemoy and Matsu. * He said in a statement that the employment of other than conventional weapons in fending off any Red Chinese attack against the islands "could provoke massive retaliation against American families and American homes." Kerr said last night he knows Eisenhower wouldn't get into a war over the islands if there was _^ _ - _ any alternative "but if he decides D«S M |, IJAnltAWif Ii: must be don e. r wan t to ur & e nnllK KnnnPrV tlm no Atomic weapons he used in I^MIII* I%V1*WVI f doing it." Worship a Budget ID an interview, he added: "I am afraid we are getting into {'•if-, position, of depending on atomic weapons because of 1 worship of the budget by administration leaders. Congress should reverse this policy before it is too late." Quick disagreement was ex- 50 FBI Agents Are Assigned to i SO New York Police Also Working on $350,000 Theft NEW YORK Wl—Fifty FBI men wei'e assigned today to track down the four holdup men who robbed a Queens bank yesterday of a record $305,243 In cash. Some of the agents reportedly were flown here from other sections of the country. The federal men augmented a force of 50 New York City detectives working on the cold trail. In a move to halt the increasing number of such robberies, a policeman henceforth will be assigned to every bank building in the city each day for about an hour before until an hour after the opening hour. Perfect Timing Yesterday's precision job, like a number of others, was pulled off after the bank employes began arriving but before the bank opened for business. The timing: was such that the money had been taken out of the vaults for the day's business but the bank doors still were locked so that there was a minimum number of persons on hand to summon, police. This was the general technique brought into widespread use by WUUc (The' Actor) Button, now doing 30 years for bank robbing. Button, however, often wore disguises, which yesterday's holdup men did not. The FBI reported 517 banks were robbed in the United States last year, compared with 248 in 1953. Conferences Set Alarmed at the increase, the FBI has inaugurated a series of conferences between bank officials nnd law enforcement authorities to find means to curb the menace. The Queens district attorney's office plans to hold such a conference soon with officials of banks In Queens. So far as could be ascertained, there was no guard and no alarm system in the robbed Queens bank. The employes were locked behind n metal grill while the holdup men made an easy getaway. The quarter kidnaped a clerk near his home to get into the Woodside Queens, branch of the Chase Manhattan Bank yesterday. They locked 11 persons in a vault and escaped with bundles of bills of mostly 5. 10. and 20-dollar denominations. No shois were tired and no one was hurt. The familiarity the oandits had with the names and working habits of the employes led Asst. Dist. Ally. Thomas P. Cullcn to say last night that the holdup may have been due in part lo "information from the ins e." Three of the men, one with n sawee-off shotgun' did the actual looting while a fourth manawaited in a gtaway car. The tar, a 1953 Cadillac, later was found abandoned a short distance from the bank. The bandits apparently transferred to another car and vanished despite a hastily set up FBI and police dragnet. Steele Girl Takes First In Memphis Miss Helen Proctor, thc Steele High School singing senior, came off with a first place in the big Ted Mack amateur try-outs in Memphis yesterday. Miss Proctor will be one of three selected in the mid-south auditioning for appearances in New York. Charles York 'ohnson, another member of the Steele High School student body, is her accompanist Previously, Miss Proctor had won a first in voice among )2,,iOO contestants in a contest sponsored by a Memphis radio station last year. pressed by other senators. Sen. Mundt (R-SD) said he rec- ognises ali of the dangers involved but thinks Kerr is "100 per cent wrong." Must adjust tactics "In the atomic age we must adjust our military tactics," he said. ' 'To fight a war with one arm tied behind our backs would be strangely reminiscent of what Truman did in Korea." Sen. Holland (D-Pla) said "we would be very foolish to withhold our most effective weapon" if the Communists attack. / Sparkman Agrees ' Sen. Sparkman (D-Ala) said tie agrees with Kerr that "conventional" arms and forces should not be cut and American reliance placed entirely on atomic weapons. "But as long as there is no international agreement to limit weapons of this type, it becomes a matter for the President himself to decide at the time," he said. ' I doubt that it is reasonable to a&k the President to say ahead of time what he would decide." Chavez Predicts Efforts To Restore Cuts in Army Senate Will Try to Increase Ike's Defense Budget, He Says By EDWIN B. 1IA.VKINSON WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Chavez (D-NM) said today he is certain efforts will be made in the Senate to add some money to President Eisenhower's defense budget with the aim of preventing cuts in Army and Marine strength. Chavez, chairman of an Appropriations subcommittee considering the 35-billion-dollar nililary money bill, said, "1 think that Geu. Riclgway is right, and his views will get full con- THEY GET AN IDEA — At Nevada Testing grounds, troops gaze with respectful awe on damage to dummies and weapons in trenches after a recent test explosion, within 3,000 yards. Live troops have survived Are A-Weapons Making Foot Soldiers Obsolete? field: LAS VEGAS, Nev. By DOUGLAS LAItSEN NEA Staff Correspondent (NEA) — Is the U. S. foot soldier obsolete for an atomic battle- That vital question is the one which the Army hopes to answer once and for all dur- to more .than 30 blasts the tracks ing this series of tests. Based on information gathered during the five previous atomic exercises in which soldiers participated, the Army believes troops can defend themselves against tactical A-bombs effectively nnd fight offensive actions. They have been put in slit trenches closer and closer to blasts — within 3000 yards — with no injurios as yet. But the climax of this live A- bomb testing is expected to be achieved during the WE public detonation the week of April 2C Eden Sits with Cabinet Today for First Time LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden met with his Cabinet today for the first time since lie took over the leadership of the British government from Sir Winston Churchill. Eden walked across to No. 10 —. {.Downing St. from the Foreign Office to the cheers of a small crowd which had been uwniling him. A light rain was falling, and he wus bareheaded, but he acknowledged the cheers with a wave of his hand. His summons, issued before any Cabinet changes were announced, was taken in -some quarters to mean that he planned to retain most—if not all—of the ministers Six St. Louis Youths Held In Jail Here Six St. Louis youths, ranging In age from H to 16, were being held at County Jail here today on investigation of stolen car charges. The boys were picked up for in- \esttgaiion near Burdette yesterday as they were walking along the highway by state troopers Gene Mabry and Ben Cravins. Invefit-igation revealed the youths hart abandoned a car near Bvtnkley yesterday when the engine failed. Tilt. 1 automobile w:is confirmed by St. Louis officials as having been sioLen. Under questioning, one of the youths admitted the group stole the car in St. Loujs and left it near Brinkiey \vben it broke down, Sheriff William Bt-rryman said. The sciitct will be held until] f;i-nt for. Sheriff Berryman said. •'We'll give them to anyone who! wants them," the sheriff added. that served under Churchill. Reshuffle Seen The British Press Assn. speculated, however, that, he would soon reshuffle Ihe government lo bring in younger blood. "The feeling- was that changes weve imminent," sakl tlw BPA, which is usually well informed on such mailers. "The belief i.s that Sir Anthony will fight Ihe general election with n much changed and more than usually outhful government." One big question still w er Eden would give up the foreign, ministry before the general election he is expected to cull .soon, and who would get the job. Inside Today's Courier News . . Another Episode in the Talc of Stormy Kromer . . . SUnky May Hitvc Foreboding of Hcpcat, of 1954 ... Masters Tourney Opens Today with Youth Challenging Age . . . Sports , . . Pages 10 and U . . . . . Cobalt Bomb Producing Good Result* In X-Itay Fight Against Cancer . . . Page 8... Assault Case 3s Continued A Negro man and his wife were charged with assault with a deacliy weapon today in Municipal Court. The case was continued until tomorrow because Ihe woman developed a headache. John Henry and Kalherine Mathews were both injured in ft fight at their home lust night at about 10:45, according to police rcportj. The pair, who reside in the 1100 block on W. Ash, were both cut in the fight, and the woman had to be taken to the hospital but was released this morning for the trial. Police said the two gol into an argument, and that the Negro woman stabbed her husband with a knife and he in turn picked up ft \vine boltle and hit her over the head. The wife suffered a cut over the U-ft eye and the husband was seriously hurt. Charges Filed On Threesome From Florida Two men and one woman, suspected of fraudulent check writing in with a fully-equipped tactical armored task force maneuvering through the blast area, Maj, Gen. James M. Gavin, assistant Chief of Staff of the Army and in charge of reorganizing Army units to prepare for atomic warfare, admits all armored divisions would be idea! for atomic warfare if the country could afford It. He says: "Maybe we need something like a poor man's armored division to augment the rich man's armored division." But. it's possible that the results of this public test could demonstrate that tanks and armored personnel carriers are''so ideally .suited to trtcticitl atomic warfare that the Army must shift toward increasing the percentage of armored divisions in Its total force. Several large tanks have been used in five previous series of tests as static displays ni various close ranges to .shots and are still in excellent condition. On some exposed How U.S. Has Atomic Ack-Ack New Weapon Is Demonstrated in Las Vegas Test LAS VEGAS, Nev. W) — Atomic ack-ack appeared today to join America's growing arsenal of nuclear weapons. The atomic era moved another military step forward yesterday <is history's highest recorded blast fhmifid in the sky six miles above the Nevada desert. The burst came from a device dropped from an Air Force bomber, flying at 40,000 feet or higher. The detonation occurred above 30,000 fect—slx times as high as any previous nuclear blast. Could Wipe Out Fleet Small as it was in the range of A-wenpons, this prototype of a nuclear air-to-air missile probably parked enough punch to wipe nut nn entire formation of enemy plane';. are still in working eondittoi In this eurrenl open lesl 55 Patlon-48 heavy tanks, and their live crews, will be placed close to a blast and then move around in thc area after Ihe shot. This will climnx an elaborate one-week maneuver in which Uie Patton tanks will lead Ihe trtsk force, reinforced by armored infantry, field artillery and engineer units, from DeaLh Valley, 170 miles away, to the proving grotind area for the shot. Thc force will consist of 2GG vehicles and 800 soldiers. Most of thc troops will be moved in 30 nrmovert personnel carriers, See ARE A WEAPONS on I'ac 3 military sidcration. 1 Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway, Army, chief of staff, lold Ihe subcommittee late yesterday he had .recommended that Army strength be maintained at 1,300, during Ihr fiscal year starting July i- 273,000 More That Ls ',"73,000 more than the figure recommended by the President. Army .strength was 1.300,000 Jan. 1; it now is down to about 1,270,000. Estimates were that It would rtv- quire more Umn a billion dollars additional for the Army to miiln- tuln .strength at the figure Rldg- wny recommended. Its share of thc Eisenhower budget Is about seven billions. Avoided Dispute In his prepared statement, Ridgway avoided any direct dispute with the administration's orders for cutbacks. Bui under questioning he said: "I strongly recommended a substantially higher figure." The reduced figure in the President's budget "was not approved by the Joint Chiefs of Stuff," Hldgway said, but was determined by "our President the commiidcr In chief" and other "competent civilian officials" who had lo consider "many factors besides the military." Declaring the. international situation has "definitely dolerlorntcd" .since the cutbacks were decided upon last December, Rldgwuy said, "Thc basic reasons behind my original recommendation have nol nl- tered." But he added Umt "whan competent authority makes a decision," he iicccpLs It. The .subcommittee recessed its hearings until April 10. several .southern states, are being! l»st week. Whether turned over to federal authorities \ S11rh tp - s > W1 " bo h( ' !(1 m lhc by the Mississippi County Sheriff's office, Sheriff William EfcTryman said today. The trio ha.s been held In Oceola on drunktJiicwi charges. They an; identified as William Robf.-ri.s. alia.s Pete Roberts, Cecil Owens and The principals are the billion- dollar Ggpentl Motors Corp., thc nation's'" biggest industrial firm, •and Waltcv Ryuthcr's I'/^-mlHion- member CIO United Auto Workers, the nation's biggest union. The arena Is a small room in the massive General Motors Building in midtown Detroit, .scene of the start of formal bargaining on a new contract. Immediately at stake are the fortunes of some 350,000 General Motors employes across the country. But the significance of the negotiations goes far beyond this. May Set Pattern A guaranteed wage plan at Gen.— eral Motors might .set a pattern B3B [or the entire auto industry ami possibly for much of other heavy industry as well. That could have a tremendous impact on thc na- ion'.s economy. The current five-year eost-of- Jiving contract between GM and the UAW expires May 29. Three clays later a .similar pact covering HO,000 Ford Motor Co, em- ployes runs out. Thn UAW plr-ns to concentrate Ground-to-air missiles \viih nu-|it,s guaranteed w.-ige lire on these onr warheads ,ilso are belm; d* 1 -; iwo biggest producer;-: in the in- volopcd, the Defense Department] dustry. Ford ncgotiniloas start j Tuesday. i If it comes to a strike, thc feeling in Detroit labor circles IK that P'ord would be chosen. Thc reason- inr i.s that the union couldn't afford a long strike at GM which U A W and G M Open Annual Wage Talks By GLENN KNGLE DETROIT (AP) — The giants of labor and industry square off today on a union's most" ambitious demand since organizing days — the guaranteed annual wage. The current average wage In the Nancy Elden Stanley. George O'Berry. They will be charged in federal serif;,-, has not boon disclosed. But the firing of the 280mm. atomic cnrmori here in 1053 undoubtedly hits paved the v.'Jiy for smaller, longer range artillery capable of firing a nuclear shell. Power UmiUtd "Atomic -air defense v/eapons will greatly increase our ability to repel fin enemy air ;Ulaek." nuto industry Is about $2.10 nn hour. Red Cross Drive Stands $4,000 Short Moving along In its extended lime Ihe American Rcil Cross drive la sim ubmit $4,000 short, ot ils $15,000 goal for 1955. The grand total to diik nmounled to $11,105.1)7 nnd tile colored scc- linn reported a total of $409.21. Additional contribution: Blythcvlllc business district: $25—Grabcr's; $20—E. B. Diivtd; $5—Earl Damon, Virgil H. Williams, Oolda ninku. Pride Construction Co., H. B. Richardson; $:i-Pal Chitman, Albert Taylor; $2—Louis Greene; SI—Fred Boyett, Ernest PlaRK. Bob Gwyn, Joel Morgan, Mrs. K. B. Spncth, Mrs. Pearl Mitchell, Mrs. Minnie Stephens, V^IIie Baker. Kiuiice Westbrook, Mrs. Gage Clark, Mrs. Jane Henley; Mrs. Martha Alley, Mm. Mildred Holland, Mrs. OIlie MeClurg, Mrs. Madge Wells, Mrs. Allcne Holland, Herb Chllds, Arthur Weaver, Mablc McKay, Gladys McArthur, Ollle wiiulcl cut off roughly one third j Sherwood; of its dues besides costing count- j Charlie Sc-fers, Leon Ocnnlng, court with interstate tran.s|>ort;ilion j the Defense Department says. oi cVieck writing pquipimml with \ Tho power of the first antirur- ,g M|' intent to fraud, federal officin today. The .sheriff's office here ha celved warrants fro mseveral ! asking for the trio. The .states so desiring will be able tc file retain- , ----- P<v s,mi j emit device tested was "relatively i limited" compared with the :-.tnnd firrl A-bomb. The three-second lln 1 - ly.iH and tiny dov^hnut - -shaped cloud indicated a yield of perhaps only a few kilotoas. compared with ers for thc group with federal siuth- ; the 20 kilotons—20,000 tons oi TN'T , f (>J . vcfirs Its* millions In strike benefits. If this course were followed, thc UAW could delay a showdown at GM simply by agreeing to a contract extension for •> lew days. No Comment Neither GM nor Ford has commented directly on the guaranteed wage demand. GM ofliclals have hinted at their opposition, however, by emphasizing the regularity of employment In their plants Grilles, the sheriff pointed out. Thc three were arrested an drunk- j charges March 24 by deputy sheriffs Dave Young and Cliff Cannot non. The woman, who said she wa.s | picked up by the men at Orlando, i—of Ihe standard A-bomb. In Ihe olhcr case lit Municipal Court this morning the bond of Central SUUc Sales Co. was reduced from J125 to $75 on two counts. On one count they were charged ASK Asylum Pla., told Sheriff Berryman that they had cashed 12 cheeks in four .states on their way here. with being party to an improper lease. On the. other, they were, charges with hauling with an improper lease agreement. The company forfeited both bonds which together totaled $160. COPENHAGEN, Denmark tiPi — Three East German fishermen left their vessel afler It grounded on a 777 Get^C-Roys At Manila The UAW guaranteed wage plan calls for 40 hours' pay If ,an em- ploye works any part of a week. The employe would be guaranteed enough lo "maintain his livinfi .standards" any week he is laid In Doll today, the mobile x-ray j <'** completely. unit took free chest X-rays of 7771 The guarantee would rover 52 weeks lor workers with seniority .ind would be dovetailed with .stale unemployment compensation. Other union demands include a V/OKG boost of Home 5 cents an y: persons in Manila yf.storday. Oo;il for the unit is 500 per day and K has exceeded that in Its first two steps in Mississippi County. Mrs. HMbow Osborne. Mrs. Arnel Hutton, Mrs. R. J. McKtnnon. Mrs. . , . . . . Baltic Island nnd sought political I Howard Perkins, Mrs. D. C. Wrisht asylum In Denmark. They will be fond Mrs. Erma stnnton were volu- brought to Copenhagen, I nicer workers at Manila. hour, nn Increase in the present 5-ccnt hourly "productivity" factor, Improvement*! In health nnd plan* and olhor boaelUs. Hetty Gucrln, James Hampton, Maurice Sunders, Glen Hill, Jess Davis M. A. Eaton, E. L. Greene, Carolyn fierry, Helen Lnnhlim, Margaret Shouse; BlytheviHe residential district-. $10—Mrs. G. O. Caudill, AlVln Huffman; y, ... Mrs. Luther Oray, Miss Monta Hughes; $2—Mrs. C. P. Blakemore, Mrs. C. B. Lunsford, Mrs. W. B. Nicholson ; $1.60—Mrs. L. C. .Poscy, Sr.; $1—Irene Sherer, Mrs. E. M. Terry, Mrs. Newton Whltls, Mrs. Ilus- sell C. Parr, Mrs. S. E. Webb, Mrs. Hay Price, Mrs. L. M. Burnett, Mrs. Burnett, Mrs. C. V Seabaugh, Mrs. A. H. Taylor, Mrs. Clint Cnklwcll; Mrs. W. D. Cobb, Mrs, Oscar Fendlcr, Mrs. J. E. Stevenson, Jr., Mrs. S, Mosey. Mrs. J. J. Fields, W. W. Watson, Mrs. W. W. Watson, Mrs. C. A. Cunningham, Mrs. C. A, Cunningham, Mrs. George Pylcs; Mrs. E. B. Mason, Mrs. Bernard Gooch, Mrs. Ernent Roe, Mrs. <3. E. tee RED CROSS on P*|e * McClellan Wins Out: Stassen to Yield Most of FOA Data WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. McClellan (D-Ark) said today Harold E. Siassen has agreed to give Senate investigators "a vast majority" of the documents McClellan had threatened to subpoena if the foreign aid chief said "no."' McClellan s u I d Steissen ngreod to submit to him for person ul Inspection "the very few others" which the Foreign Operations Administration chief may yet decide the Senate investigations subcommittee has no right to huye, McClcllnn, who heads the subcommittee, said he nnd Stassen have a dfitc Monday to discuss the mutter further. He said Stassen promised Lo luind him "voluntarily" thn (it least moat of the requested documents. 1'iiklsinn Grain The documents relnUi lo negolliv- tlons for construction of a grain .storage project In Pakistan which tlu> subcommittee IK Invti.sltgiiltng. MCClcLliui Hivkl lie ft ixl 1m ve In Iked by telephone and that the results reprcsontotl "substantial progress" toward 1111 nijree- inont, ' Pending a "review" of the documents, Stassen declined on the committee's witness Ktami yesterday lo hnnd thorn over. He slooti on the coiifillUitloiiiU separation of executive nnd legislative branches of the government. He contended abid that subovdlnnlcH should nol be subject to nuixidn# about Internal agency (iffnil's such as recommendations lo HUiHKcn. He claimed thtt llnnl resimnHlbUUy. Group l)(!fcn<l(!(1 Before McClcllnn's announcement, several committee members defended the group nyalnst an accusation by their colleague, Sen. Bender (R-Qhlb), Unit the committee Is "headline hunting." Bender In a .stulemenl telephoned from Ohio said yosterdny he was "frnnkly a.shruncd" of the subcommittee. He said some senators arc attempting a "modern crucifixion" of Stn.ssen. The subcommittee, headed by Sen, McClcllnn (D-Ark). is looking into reports that FOA hurl selected the hjghrct bidder lo get a contract for n grnin storage project In Pakistan, Stassen announced yesterday he Is rejecting all bids for the project, and will call for new ones and a fresh start. Bonder, prnJ.slng Stamen as a "intin of Integrity," .said in bi.s statement that should have been enough to hull the Inquiry. Three from Here Get Paroles Three Mississippi worn among convicts receiving parole. 1 , from thfi State Board yc.-lri-rijiy. George Barber. Billy Tort. W. .. Trolter, Alphu Bf.'fistey, .Jamc-.s Lemons and Oh MH* Wallace. Ml serving from ouc f.o three yeans, wore granted paroles. 22 Rebels Killed In Clashes with Algerian Troops ALGIERS, Algeria (/W—Twenty- two In dependence-seeking rebeli were killed ami 44 taken prisoner in three Inshew with Foreign Legion troops In southeastern Algeria In the past two days. French authorities rcpovted today. The biggest clash took place last night northeast of Tkout, in th» Biitna area of the Aures Mountains; Summoned lo surrender, a group of rebels opened fire on a Foreign Legion detachment. Ten outlaws were killed when tl\e legionnaires returned the fire. Forty-two others were captured. No French Losses Twelve rebels were killed In two enrllei 1 clauhes. The announcement did not any where these occurred. No French losses were reported. French authorities nLso reported that a group of Insurgents raided a hamlet In the ,Aures nrea April •1 uiiil kidnaped two Frenchmen. Ouo of them, 00, waa found dead on the roadside the next day. Decrees establishing a state of emergency in several districts of southern Algeria were published in Paris today. They give the army broad powers to maintain order In the troubled areas with the aid of police. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS—Fair this afternoon, tonight and Friday. Warmer Friday afternoon. High this nllernoon In the low Ms. Low Imn'ihL in the mkl 30? tu Sow 40s. MJSSOUItl — Fair through Friday; a little colder .south and etist- uentral portions tonight with scattered [cost over state; warmer r'ririay; low tonlghL lower 30.s east ;inrl .• In mid 30s norlh- w<;.sl; hip-h Friday near 00 south- oast In upper fiOs northwest, Miixmitmi yi-stmJay-(12, Minimum ililr. morning --42. •urn lo 7 p m. 1 10 fl^tf—35,69. morning—61. Inmmry 1 to date M<Mlila<ionslorli;\T lly I>R. .1. CAKTEU SWA lit Dcpt. of English Illble, National Council of Churcbcs Written for NEA Service It was on Thursday of Holy Week that Jesus "poured water Into a bnsln, and bcitan lo wash the disciples' feel," and said to them, "If I then, your Lord and Teacher, hsive washed your feet, you also oiiKhl lo wash one another's feet" (John 13:5, 14, RSV). Jesus' discourse on that occasion ended with thc words, "A new commandment I ul v " to yo", that you love one another; even us I have lover] you, that you also love one another" (John 13:34), MSV). The Latin word for commandment Is mnndiilum — It has made Its way Into English as mandate. From irmndatum Is derived the term Maundy, applied to Thursday In Holy Week. On this day our Lord gave a new command, find on this day His mandate must be obeyed. But low? At many times and in many parts of Christendom, the command has been taken with ilteralness. Throughout the Middle Ages the ceremony was observed in every court and monastery. Kings, bishops, priests washed the feet of their inferiors. Thc Austrian emperor used to wash the feet of the twelve oldest poor men in Vienna and British monarchr, \vcre accustomed to v.'ash the feet of us many poor men as they were years old In England this has been replaced by the giving of Maundy alms, silver colni freshly minted. The groups which, still practice foot-washing tell us that it Is a soul-renewing experience In humility. One has to stoop t» perform this rite, and mcnlai tervlce for another cannot be done with haughtiness.

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