The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 12, 1948 · Page 16
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 16

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 12, 1948
Page 16
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FACE somnei* BLYTHEYILLI (ASK.) OOUKUCB MIWS Auto Firm Plans Formal Opening $75,000 Building Rtcvntly Completed At Firtt and Walnut On* at BlythevtUe's newest automobile showrooms and garages will hold its official opening tomorrow when the Still and Young Motor Co., opens Its door: to the public following completion of the firm's new $75,000 building »t First and Walnut. The new headquarters o< Still and Young Motor Co., Lincoln and Mercury dealers, features a clrculnr showroom lacing Walnut Street. To the rear of the showroom is office space and the parti department. The garage is located In the rear of the building. A service station has been constructed In connection with the showroom and garage and ta located on the corner of First and Walnut. Eugene Still, co-owner and mana- f*r, returned to Blytheville a year ago to open the Lincoln-Mercury agency, which was operated la a building across the street from the present structure while the new headquarters were under construction. A former resident of Blytheville, Mr. Still had resided 111 Plymouth, N. C., for 18 years prior to his return. Before moving to Plymouth, he was connected with the Chicago Mill and Lumber Co., here. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY M, 1449 Holy Waters Receive Gandhi's Ashes as 3,000,000 Look On 175 at Holland Take Courses in On-Farm Training During the past 19 months that Holland High School hjis participated In the veterans' on-thc-fnrm training program, enrollment- has grown to 175, J. F. Brown, vocational agricultural Instructor at the school reported today. The course of instruction at the Holland High School combines class instruction in r,gricullural with actual work on farms, Mr. Brown said. Bjr Bobert Milter (United Pre« Staff Correspondent) ALLAHABAD, Feb. 12. (UP)—The xmes and ashes of Mohandas K, Gandht, India's martyred &&tnt, were spread on the holy waters of he Ganges and Jumna rivers today while roM p«UU showered down from the air. The brass urn containing Oand- iii's earthly remains was carried to the junction of the two sacred rivers by an amphibious duck after being brought to the river on a flower-bedecked float through the massed ranks of 3,000,000 Hindus. Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Home Minister Sardar V, Patel and Minister of Education Maulana Abul Kalam Azad rode In the duck with (he ashes out upon the river. TWIowers of Gandhi, who had come to Allahabad on their annual pilgrimage and remained to watch the ceremony of Immersion, massed In endless ranks upon the bank and stood neck deep In the water to view the ceremony. In the Hindu belief, Gandhi changed from a saint to an Immortal at the moment his bones and nshes touched the holy waters of the Ganges. Not all of Gandhi's • ashes were •ommltled to the river. Small pinches were packed previously in hand woven cotton bags and sent throughout India to be Immersed In other sacred waters at 50 oilier ceremonies coinciding with the main religious rites in Allahabad. In Calcutta, more than 1.000.000 Hindus gathered on the banks of the Ganges at the Northern suburb of Barrackpore to witness the locnl Immersion ceremony. All shops and restaurants were closed in New Delhi, scene pf Gandhi's assassination, while another ceremony was held In the banks of the Jumua at the site of the funeral pyre where his body was committed to the flames. Other Ceremonies Held Another ceremony was held on Chowpatty beach on the shore of the Arabian Sea outside Bombay. Police were ordered to shoot on sight any person marring the day '" violence. tats on th» Keno. The temple train that carried Gandhi's ashes arrived In this sacred city at 9 a.m. (10:30 p.m. Wednesday) {torn New rwlld. II WHS greeted by miles of Hindus .standing beside the tracks while planes dropped flowers from overhead. The brans urn holding the nshes was carried from the train and placed In a bed of white, yellow and golden flowers In a funeral float for the ride to the river's edge. The hour-long ceremony of pouring Oandhi's ashes In the sacred Ganges at Its Junction with the Jumna was .scheduled for 12:30 pin., (1 a.m. CST) but there was a delay because of the prc.v; of tlie vast multitude. Government officials came to Allahabad by air while ttie ashes of Gandhi were trans|>ortert in a third class railway carriage, surrounded by a circle of his sons and granddaughters. The granddaughters sung Hindu laments ovtr a public addreai system aj the train pulled in. Massed presented arms as the urn was placed on the /lower decorated float while flower-laden notables stood by. Barricade* S«t Up Troops and thousands of workers spent most of the night cordoning off the station and erecting the bamboo barricades along the route of the procession. While this was taking place the train was delayed for 10 hours In tlio village station of Rasolabad, fearful that tlio carriages would be mobbed If they came Into Allaha- bad station unprotected. Despite guards, the masses surged forward when the urn was borne Lo the flower-decked float. Many clasped tlielr hands In the Hindu gesture of respect, closing tlielr eyes and mumbling silent prayers. Occasionally there was a fervent outburst of high-pitched wailing as various spectators gave voice to their grief. The slowly procession began moving toward the river at 9:45 a.m. with five armored cars in the lead. slow Then came foot soldiers in march, felt-hatted Gurkhas with their rlflei pointed ground. School firls ua< (Hndhl'j favorit* hymn* u the procMdon passed. Hindus jammed th« rc«d*ld* and the fields u far u the eye could see. The smoke of their thousand* of campflres spread a clouded pall above the Holy City. Naked Fakirs Jostled high caste Brahmins and ragged untouchables were side-by-slde with silk-clad ladle* for a look at the float. The pilgrims represented every sect and caste, drawn to Allahabad by the annual ceremony of washing away life's sins In the holy waters. Ordinarily they would have trekked homeward immediately after their Immersion, but »11 stayed this year. 2,572 Fatal Numbw WESTOVEft FIELD, Masi. (OP) —During the year ending last Nov 30, 2,572 flights le't this Army field without acldent. Soon after the record was announced, a biff Army plane crashed in Labrador while en route here, killing 23 men. The planes number was 2512. 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