J3ATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 194fl President Busy With Yule Visits Christmas Greetings Speech only Formal Event on Schedule By Karl Bauman INDEPENDENCE, Mo.. Dec 24 M',—Free from the burdens ot state for a few days, President Truman planned to get in a lot more visit- Ins today with relatives and old friends. There was only one formal event scliediik..! for the day-a speech at, 1.13 p.m. extending Christmas greetings to the nation Mr iMiman will speak from the rambling Truman home here and tlj row a switch lighting a big Mirlslmas iree on the White House "pv "> Washington. Jilie President lost little time in getting his annual Christmas visiting umior wny. Within a fc'.v hours after nrriv- ins from Washington yesterday, he c.ilicd at St. Joseph's Hospital In nearby Kansas City, to chat with an ailing World War I buddy. Theodore Marks. He remained with him for about fifteen minutes. Sister James Marie, n hospital supervisor, told Mr. Truman about Kenny Fry, 17, who suffered a broken neck in a liii;h school football same. The President dropped in to shake hands ami to tell the youth lo keep his spirits up. Sees "OIiI Friend" The nun said Mr. Truman also dropped in to sec another patient. Lan-rence Weaver. They must, be old Mentis, she told reporters, since they called each other by their first names. From thc- hospital, Mr. Truman drove tu Granrtview to visit his sister, Miss Mary Jane Truman, and from there he went to the home of bis brother, J, Vivian Truman. He returned home after a three-hour absence, to spend a quiet evening with Mr.s. Triiman and their daughter Margaret. Mrs. Truman and Margaret will altciul midnight services at Trinity Episcopal Chinch tonight. It was not disclosed whether the President would go with them, but it was thought unlikely because he clis- lirws (he attention he attracts on r:»i solemn occasions. Miss Tru- r/an will sing in Ihe church choir, as she did lasl year. Monday Mr. Truman will formally present Jackson County Us scronrl statue of Andrew Jackson. The statue will be unveiled on thc courthouse lawn here by Miss Truman. Fifteen years ago Miss Truman unveiled a larger Jackson statue on thc courthouse lawn in Kansas BLYTHEVn.LE (ARK.) COURIER HOLY YEAR Continued from Page 1 Major were mobilized 000 Homaj police and cariblneri, summoned t prevent Interference fro intln chamber of labor headquarter across the square. There the dis puted peasants meeting had beci scheduled after police banned demonstration at Hie colosseum The meeting was cancelled wlici only about 2no persons were able t get through the police cordon Attack on Church Seen Rome's Communist nowspape Unlta asked In black headlines "J.s freedom of assembly threat ened by the Holy Year?" ,. It appeared to signal'a ,, o «iw open attack on Ihe church Tin Ihc Communists have avoided unli now in strongly Caiholic Italy As the newspaper continued to publish news of Stalin's t-'ithday celebretlon last Wednesday | charged that ihc Pope's address yesterday demonstrated his worrie over ties of the Vatican with the imperialists and warmongers" cmon^' Pclcr>s ' thc |1<m! P alltl «r stirred thc huge crowds' to al'tcrnat- "ng breathless quiet, cheers and ap A great shout rose as the pontiff in Ills rich ceremonial robes am heralded by pealing silver trumpets was carried on his portable throne fion> Ihe sistine chapel to th» Holy Door at Ihe portico of the Basilica Ihere several hundred dignitaries and representatives of the work press watched with a sudden hush ns the Pope took thc silver hammer presented him by Italian workmen and approached the door through winch 6,000,000 pilgrims are expected to pass during the 1 Holy year. In his Christmas address yesterday Pope Pins had said tlinl "in opening the Holy Door with three strokes of the hammer we shall be conscious of performing no mere traditional net but a symbolic rite of high import not only for Christmas but for the whole human race." Opens Holy Door The pontif raised the silver hammer onco and struck a small i-ilt cross at the door's center intoning int. atin: "Open to me the doors ol justice." The sisliiic choir responded: 'Having entered them I shall confess to the Lord." The Pope struck again, and said: "I will enter into 'thy house, O City. The statue to be unveiled here officially, this is—already has been unveiled. It will be revelled for the occasion. The first veiling got burned off recently during a high school basketball rally. PROPOSED AVIATION ENSIGN — Mayor U W. Lohrey of Dayton, O., left above, and Harry Hall of the local Chamber n£ > Commerce study a newly-designed aviation ensign, proposed by A Cnpt. C. B. Smith of San Diego, Calif., for adoption by Congress as the official U. S. aircraft Hag. The ensign was flown to Dayton lor display at ceremonies honoring the Wright brothers. To ell our many friends, we ex- lend Ihe wish that this Christmas be a truly Merry one. and the coming New Year a happy one] W. T. SHELTON , ----- -- -••--™-T_ j —Madura 2—South Sumatra 6—EailJovo J—Bantam, under r~ro». ftt. Cwrt. 7—Stole ol Eon 4—Patunda»(Wt»tJa>o) 8—Auronomoui 9—Aulonomoui Aieo of S. E. Bwneo 13— Billifon O-AutonomouiAreaolBdnjcr H-Banglta I-GrealDa^k 15-Riow If— Autonomous Aieo o( W. Borneo 16—E Sumol pending negotiations. * ' J Strike to Continue L1TLE ROCK, Dec. M. (AP) — The strike of 34 Arkansas Qatett* employes uppaiently will continue at least until next Tuesday. State babor Commissioner C. K. Call, who moved Into the dispute as mediator yesterday, announced arly this morning that negotiations had been discontinued until Tuesday in order that the Chrtotmas noll- Jays might- be observed. Read courier News Want Ads Lord." At the second stroke the chanters said: "I will bow down towards thy loly temple In reverence before :hee." Then the Pope struck the third time—a harder blow—and intoned: "Open the doors, for Qod Is witli us,*' "Who did wonders in Israel," responded the chanters. The huge, heavy doors swung slowly open on a special cart and were wheeled away. With this the bells boomed out he message to the tensely waiting throng Inside the church and outside In the square. The Pope relinquished the hammer, said a brief prayer, kneeled ind then rose to wallc alone ihrough the open doors of the great basilica. He was joined by the papal procession and was carried in the portable throne to the confessional altar. There the Pontiff imparted his apostolic blessing and the ceremony performed for the 25th time the 2,000-year history of the Roman Catholic Church, was ended. NEEDY Continued from Page I nia s a little happier for others Groceries, candy and time were The Individual donations included 200 loaves of bread given by Myers' Hakery; „ truck load of groceries from Plckard's Grocery several sacks of canned goods and candy from the Cub Scout Troop of the First Christian Church, which after having Its own Christmas party yesterday, took the presents to the Goodfellows for distribution to the needy; n Inrge qiian- of Grabers' Department Store- a large quantity of canned goods given by the Blylheville Canning Company; boxes of candy donated by Dob Purvis, nnd time from last minute Christinas shopping donated by a group of school children: Linda Lee Taylor. Lorna Homer, Betty Lee Giirrott, Mary Kay Crafton, Bertha Ann Galncs, Marian Shtvlcy and Nlckle Shivley, who helped make up the sacks. They all Joined In to help the three civic groups In wishing thc needy families a Merry Christinas In a way that was most appreciated, through gifts that they otherwise probably would had to do without. Death Begins Rounds By the Associated Tress Violent death In Arkansas this week has robbed at least 20 persons of a Merry Christmas. The traffic toll alone Is 11, with much ol the holiday traveling still ahead. Three died In traflic mishaps Friday. GREETINGS ADAMS APPLIANCE CO. Your Kitchen Planning Center and BY MULL1NS i M«k.ri *| St.. I Kltck«n> wish 3'ou a | W.rli', i, Merry Christmas ADAMS APPLIANCE CO, INC Your Kitchen Planning Center Obituaries <.. .. , _. , Native of Blythcvillc ''" Funeral services for A. B. Sims, Sr., Blylheville native and lather of Mrs. j, A. Gwaltncy of Osccoia were to be held In Dclen Methodist Church, Jackson, Miss., today. A brother of Mrs. L. C. Mitchell Biytheville, he died In Jackson Friday after a ions illness. He was rfl. Other survivors include a brother Marriage Licenses The following couples obtained narriage licenses at the office of Miss Elizabeth Blythe, county clerk yesterday: ' Boyd Smith and Miss Panky Graham, both of Hayti, Mo. Billy Frisco Lambert nml Miss Olive Laveim Crump, both of Biytheville. Reds Say Japs Waged Germ Warfare in '40 MOSCOW, Dec. 24—W—Unsslu accused the Japanese today of actually waging bacteriological warfare. In China iu 1940 with nir- borne (leas. They also chnrccd the Japanese had prepared to direct the Bcrin assault against the Soviet Union. Tlie charges were published nnd nroatlcnst ns an Indictment naming 12 former Japanese army men as leaders in the nllcgt-d germ war- larc. They included accusations mat prisoners were used as IIUHKIII BUIncn pi BS t o | es (, gcrm W arfaro theories. The Indlctcment salrt Lt- Gen biilro ishil 0 ( thc medical service »> the summer of 1940. Infected areas of central Chlnn with parachuted germ-laden fleas, starling a bubonic plague epidemic. It added that Ihe Japanese set «P two secret research centers in Manchuria to conduct baclcrloloB- cal warfare on secret, orders from Emporer Hirohlto. Tho i;erm program, the charges said, was directed at the Soviet Union, the Mongolian Peoples Republic, china ,md "(her states." Japanese general-: 111 testimony published at urcai length, related how they were preparing to spread these horrors: Uulwnlc plague, cholera, typhoid Paratyphoid, nnthrnx, Blunders gas gangrene mid others. Documents to this cfcfct, ns well ns testimony of the accused were Included in the published Indictment), which salil (tctnchmenl-i fo- baclerlolOKlcal warfare were dis- :uised. <>AOK isfifs fop Biytheville Soybean Corp With the Courts Chancery Nelson Stark vs. Clem Stark, suit for divorce. One of the first demonstrations of color television was presented by the Bell Telephone Laboratories June 21, 1028. RENT A CAR Drive Anywhere Vou I'lease Simpson Oil Co. Phone 937 f l/'timing slur of Belhlehcm is symbolic • -"''^ of Ihc |oy In our hearts which we wonl *"* v; 1 *. are with oil our friemJi when we /,1'Y\ JESSE W. PROVINCE PLUMBING CO. the spirit of hospitality and friendliness, so typical of the Christmas Season, remain with you throughout the year and brighten the associations you share with others. Biytheville Water Co.
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