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TUE8DAT, JANUARY «, 19M BLTTHI.VTLLE (ARK.l COURIER NEWS PAGE FITS Christians Wor/c POW Camps Near S. Korea KOTE ISIAND, Korea (#) —^ Christian missionaries ol all faiths »re working among the 110.000 prisoners of war and civilian internees on thjj Island off the South Korean coast. They report some converts. Up to 7,000 attend Sunday rell- (lou* services at 20 different location, on the Island. As many as 1,400 attend week-day Bible daises. The H*v. Bruce A. Cumminga, who spent 11 yea" in Korea before WMe. Ts/ar II, estimated that "not ^PH than 1 pw oeni were Christian! to begin with and now the total la about 5 per cent." 5 Per Cent An Christians Anglican Bishop Cecil Cooper, missing and believed a prisoner of the Reds, estimated in Seoul before the war that about five per cent of all Koreans were Christians. Cummings, a native of Baltimore, said convert* must show reasonable evidence of personal conviction for six months. Then they are given an examination and become catechumens probationers. After another six months they are eligible for baptJsm. '"They could put many of our own church people at home to shame with their knowledge and practice of Christian principles,' Gumming* said. Man Still Is "Human" ! "It would be foolish to suggest that every person who professes Christianity has become a new person completely," he added. "He still Is human and habits of centuries are not changed quirkly." The missionary emphasized that there Is no conflict between cath- and Protestants. field 1» so large and there ire «o many people there is no need for treading on each others toes," he said. Attendance Voluntary Attendance at religious services is fiurehr roluntary. . The Her. Harold Yoelfcri of Bering, CaHf., a veteran of 13 yeai»' service in Korea, returned with TJ. X. forces which landed at Inchon hi September, 1950. H« Immediately began working among ITS A BASKET — A North Korean prisoner shoots a basketball against • makeshift backboard at the UN pri*- ooer-oX-w/ur camp on Koje-do Island, off Puun, South KOTM. Note 1 anrtscaping and neat buildings in background, where 132,006 Communist* are held. prisoners of war. He 1< enthusiastic over progrw "There are 1500 prisoners of war enrolled In the Bible Institute and more than 1,000 others study the Bible correspondence course," he said. Most of Uncle Sam's Workers Found In California, Not Washington, D. C. WAssmfOTON (*•>—Where would jou find the most federal government workers? Oddl? enough tile answer, a compilation by the' Civil Service Commission, showed yesterday Is California—not Washington, D. O. It k the fin* tone that federal employe* hi a single ete-U'outnum- ber those la the nation's capital. The figures, based pertlally on estimates, show tha Pacific Coast state had 252.000 federal employes on Sept. 30. The Washington area, In- cljMtng not only the District of Co- tflfota but also nearby sections of Virginia, and Maryland, had 249,000. The ' forecnment payroll on that dal« «of«led 3.503.W1, of which 113.346 were outside the continental United States. California's huge total, the commission said, reflects the emphasis on the nation's defense effort. About 50,000 civilian employes have been added to military departments there toi the past year. New York, with 193,700, ranked second among the states. Others ranking high were Pennsylvania, third with 149.900; Texas, fourth with 116.500; Illinois, fifth with 19,900 and Oliio, sixth with 106,300 Oilier stale totals Include: Arkansas 16,111; Oklahoma «,662. Better Forest Record rRBDnilCTOff. N. B. m— Chief Forester O. Ix Miller announced ihak New Brunswick cloeed the 1951 forest fire season with the lightest acreage loas In five years. Total number of fires, 113, lowest since 1945, twraed an estimated 2,500 acres ef Umber land. IN THK PROBATE COURT, CHICKA8AWBA DISTRICT MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Estate of Lendennls Fowler, de- eeased. Last known addrex: 109 West Davis-St., Blythevllle, Ark. Date of Death: Dec. H, 19S1. The undersigned has been appointed administratrix of the above named decedent. An Instrument dared December 11. 1951, ha* been admitted to probate as the last will of the above named decedent and the undersigned has been appointed administra- trix thereunder. A contest of the will can be effected only by filing a petition within the time provided by law. All persons having claims against the estate must exhibit them, duly authenticated, to the undersigned within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or they shall be barred and precluded from any benefit In the estate. This noMee published first time 1-1-52. Mae Fowler, "109 West Davis Street, Blythevllle, Arkansas Attorney: Frank C. Douglas. 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