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PAGE BIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NE»VS SATORDA,Y, SEPT. *f, The Word in N»w Word*—CluwcJi UM New Version of Bible to Stimulate Interest, Facilitate Understanding (EDITOR'S NOTE—This ie th* first In » Mrles ot lliree articles written by Frances Dunlap Heron on the new Revised Standard Version of the Bible to be Introduced at community-wide service* In 3,000 cities— Including Hly- thevllle—Tuesday night. This series was wrfiten for the National Council ot Churches of Chrlsl. which sponsored publication of the new version of the Hible.} By Frances Dunlap Heron (Written for National Council of Churches of Christ) The juniors In u suburban church school were studying the history of the Christian church. Urnniatlc though the material vvfis, built out of the vision and courage ot martyrs, some of the political and theological Implications were beyond ten-year-olds. With the tack of historical sense characteristic of juniors, they did not seem actually to share the sufferings of Ignatius and Justin. Then one Sunday morning the principal stood In (rent ot the group end licgnn reading Luke's account in Acts 27 from the Revised standard Version of the Now Testament: »"And when it was decided that we should sail lor Italy . . . we put to sea ... a northeaster struck down from the land . . . raul said, 'Take heart, men, for I have faith In God' . . . the soldiers' plan was to kill the prisoners . . ." The wriggling and punching In the Junior assembly gave way to active attention. Here was a real sea adventure Tho principal continued with the «afe landing of the ship's passengers on Malta, In Chapter 28: the natives welcomed us ...» Tlper fastened on Paul's hand he shook off the creature into the fire and suffered no harm they said that he was a god the ohlef man of the Island, named Publius, entertained us hospitably . v .the father of Publius la> ctek with fever ... Paul healed hln . . after three months wo set sal ... we made a circuit and arrivci at Rhegtum . . . and so we came to Borne." * • • WHEN THE principal stoppe( with the sixteenth verse, there wai the silence of understanding in th' room. "You didn't know the Bibli iwund«d like that, did you?" askci the leader. The answer was In tin pupils' surprised faces. This incident can be matched by countless other church schno teachers who since IMS have been using the Revised Standard Version of .the New Testament In the religious instruction ot boya and girls. Now teachers and pupils alike are looking forward to September 30, when - the, complete Scriptures • In the new revision will te released to the public. When hi 1930. some forty Protestant denominations commissioned the standard Bible Committee, headed by Dr. Luther A. Wclgle, Dean Emeritus of the Yale University Dlvrnlly School, to prepare a revision of the Bible, they stipulated that It was "to bo designed lor us* in public and private worship." To that end the scholars have produced a version that combines clarity of thought with simplicity and dignity of style. The connection between understanding and worship Is vital. While in the past devout church members might revere the Bible simply because It was the Bible, even though they realized there was much they could ; not comprehend, today's generation demands a religion that can bo explained. The Revised Standard Version offers the Word of God In the most accurate translation that modern, conscientious scholaiship can provide. SINCE IT IS at church that young and old alike will hear and read and study the Bible most. much of the responsibility for introducing the Revised Standard Version and for stimulating appreciation of H rttits with ministers and church -school workers. It Is highly appropriate that publication of the completed revision Is scheduled for Christian Education Week September 2R-October 5. Many denominations will Incorporate the Revised Standard Version In their church school lesson materials starting this fall. New courses of study on the background and meaning of the Bible will be available for leadership classes. The fortlicoming edition will add U> the minister's worship resources In the new revision such Old Testament treasures as Psalms and . The rhythm and the beauty of the King James Version of 1611 have been retained at the same time that errors In medieval transmission have been corrected, obscure passages have been cleared up by re-search on ancient manuscripts and archacloglcal finds, and more than 300 seventeenth century words that are now misleading have been replaced by words that accurately convey the meaning of the Scriptures. Church school teachers of children especially will appreciate having the whole Bible freed from "e.st" and "eth" endings and "thou" anil "thee" (except In prayer ad- rcsscd to God), "unto," "would ain," "holden," "haply," "pilvlly," divers," "afortlnic 1 and "begat." Hie use of logical paragraph.! ra- hcr that division of thought by mlivlclual verses gives children the ccling of a unified narrative. THE 1'RINTING of the Psalms *nd of many passages from the icts in their proper original orm as Hebrew poetry adds to the pirit of worship. Every teacher who las ever sighed while pupils etrug- ;lcd with "Jehovah" of the American Standard Version will be de IpJited to find the "Lord" of the Cing James Version bock in the :iew revision. A look at Old Testament readings Included in many church school .essons for September 28 and Oc- .obcr 5 provides typical Illustrations of changes that will make teaching easier. Some are simply improve- Obituaries mculs with twentieth century Idiom, for example: I Kings 10:21— "il was nothing nccaimlcd of" (KJV) "It was not. considered ns anything (RSV) Neh. B:J1— "their clothes waxed not old" (KJV) "their clothes dltl not wenr out" (RSV) II Chron. 34:12— "nil that could .skill of Instruments of music" (KJV) "nil who were skillful \vlth Instruments of music" (RSV) Other examples show the substitution of contemporary kliorrm for the Hcljrnlsms of King James: I Sam. 20:42— "seed (KJV); "ctcsce ndunts" (RSV). , ' Dont. 31:21— "stiff neck." (KJV); "stubborn' (HSV). : Gen. 17:3— "talked with htm. saying" iKIJV); saM to him" <H!SV>. Since tlio New Testament Is the urisis ot a gvcftt ptvH ot Suiulu school tcnchtiiB, it's simplicity nnc directness in the new revision fsv cllitntc the teacher's [ask. The pu plls tn turn feel that here is a rca teacher and mmll who try to wrestle with Romans 12:9-11 as in KJV: "Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which Is evil; cleave to that which Is good. De kindly af- fectlonecl one to another with brotherly love; In honor preferring one nother; not elothful In buslnc.ss; fervent In spirit; serving the Lord." Now turn to the same passage In RSV: "Let love be genuine; hate what Is evil, hold fast to what Is good; love one another with brotherly affection; outdo one another In showing honor. Never flag !n zeal, be aglow with the Spirit, serve the Lord." For boys and girls, RSV has brought one of their favorite stories of Jesus into understandable, accurate language that makes him more real thnn ever before. It's the account of his trip to Jerusalem at the age of twelve, Luke 2:41-52. Particularly striking Is the rendition of verse 49, which In KJV reads: 'And he said unto them, How Is It that j-e sought me Wist ye not that I mitst be about my Father's business?" RSV translates: "And he said to them, 'How Is It that you sought me? Did you not know that I must be In my Father's house?'" Punt's advice in II Timothy 2 contains these two verses that show how nSV has Improved clarity both for study and for worship: "And IE a man also strive for inns- cries, yet Is he not crowned, ex- cpt he strive lawfully" (KJV). An athlete ifl not crowned unless ie competes according to the rules" RSV). 'Tile husbnnduinn that laboreth must be first partaker of the fruits" KJV). It Is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops." (RSV). (Tomorrow—For Use In Homes) Artie B. Gray Dies; Services To Be Tomorrow Services for Artfe Berrle Gray. 71, who died yesterday al his home on Mound Street, will he conducted at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at Calvary Baptist Church, Mr. Gray, who was born In Kennett, Mo., In 1881, had lived In Blythevillo for the past 25 yeais. He had been 111 (or "the past nine months. Services will be conducted by the Rev. P. K. Jernigan assisted by the Rev. nob PetrovJch. Burial will be fn Dogwood Cemetery with Cobb Funeral Home In charge. Survivors Include his wife, Mrs. Rosey Gray of Blytheville: four daughters, Mrs. Adlean Brlstow Mrs, Rachel Gentry and Miss Naomi Gray, all of ISlytlieville; and Mrs. Agnes Ellison of Chicago, III.; one brother, Luther Fox of Kcu- nett, Mo.; 10 grandchildren and tVo great-grandchildren. Ebert Mayo Dies; Rites to Be Held Here Monday Services for Ebert Mayo, win died nt his home at 210 North 21s yesterday after an illness of thrc years, will be conducted at 1 p.m Monday nt Calvary Baptist Chuff] by the Rev. P. H. Jemlsrm, pastoi Burial will be In Elmwood Ceme tcry with Cobb Funeral Home 1 charge. Mr. Mayo, who was 67, was tar In Savannah, Teiin., and had re sided here since 1923. He formerl was In the lumber business. Survivors include three brothers Lewis Mayo of Caruthcrsville, Mo Leonard Mayo of Phoenix. Arir and Troy Mayo of Blytheville; an two sisters, Mrs. Alice Gipson o Phoenix and Mrs. Iloxic Gtlllam o San Francisco. Red Hegotiator Protests Allies POW Action WIN'S SCHOLARSHIP — Howell D, Boyd, son of Mr. find Mrs. Aubry H. Boyd, 1617 N. Holly, has received a four- ye a r Na va \ Reserve Officers Training Corps scholarship at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Each year, the Navy selects 1,800 -students from over the United States for the scholarships. Mr. Boyd entered the University of Nebraska earl- iear lhi.s month. Upon graduation, he will be commissioned in the Navy or Marine Corps. Mr. Boyd will major in advertising administration. (r>mto by Fatiffht) Dell Church of Christ Plans Gospel Meetings A series of go.spcl meetings will begin nL the Dell Church of Christ nt 11 a.m. tomorrow with Minister L. H. Pogue of Murray, Ky., in charge. Services will be conducted at 8 o'clock each night throxighout next week. Tho meetings will be open to the public. EISENHOWER book they cnn read nnrt urulerstruu not n musty old-fashioned volume ol the bookshelf. • • • IMAGINE THK difficulty of both M1JN3AN, Korea f/P)—The senior Communist armistice delegate tod.ty ngnin protested what he called Allied "persecuting nnri butchering" of Red war prisoners in U. N. stocknrtcs. North Korean Gen. Nnrn Tl com- plnfntd tn ft letter to Lt, Gen. William 1C. Harrison, chief U. N, negotiator. ! Like previous protests, this one followed by one tiny the disclosure by the U. N. Command of an Incident In Its POW camps. Nnm protested injury lo nine Red prisoners Thursday tn the Cheju island camp off South Korcn—dis- closed Friday by the U. N. The Allied statement said the nine were hurt — none seriously — ns U. N, troops jciitured a compound to seize thre&vjPQWs ^fto rushed nn Allied supervisor Into a barbed svlre fence. Mother of Blythevilie Man Dies in Benion Servics for Mrs. Bridget Johnson, 81, of Ben ton, Mo., mother of Frank Wolsey of fllj'thcvilLe, were held in Bcnton Wednesday. Mrs. Johnson, who formerly lived here, died at the home of her daughter in Bcnton Monday. Lost Cane Hen Does Her Best to Produce A 1 Buff Orphington lien owned by J. \v. Morgan at Lost Cane apparently felt there was nn egg shortage Hint required her best efforts. Mrs, Morgan reported today that the hen produced an egg four Inches In circumference. TRUMAN THE BALL—Some photug- rr-^crs'will go to any height to -f The cameraman i .t distorted tnl! > Fd^ped as he adjusted I j .cumera to take an overall shot of the SheafEcr Pen Co, plntit in Fort Madison, Iowa. He pnt ihei'e by climbing a latktei through & tube in the cenUc , Si the (Continued from Page 1) nlong Uic wny, Snmucl Clayton Mitchell—better known ns Mitch—bustled excitedly; around the Union Station ns.thc' time ncnrert for the President's de- i parture. \ MUch Is n key f[gui° aboard the President's campaign train — he's the man who "runs" the President's big, bullet-proof' private car. He helped serve both Presidents Hoover nnd Franklin D. Roosevelt before being put in charge of Truman's home on wheels. The genial porter from South Carolina, a 25-year vclcrnn of the Pullman service now assigned to the White House ns porlcr-messen- ger ns well ns chief of the private cnr, be^-an potting things ready as early as Inst Wednesday. Groceries Put Aboard His bit; job today was to put, aboard groceries and a good supply of clean linen. A 15-day trip means lots of plrtnninp, according to Mitch, lie volunteered'yesterday that the President "is never hard to plense | —you couldn't find t\ nicer per.ion." One thlnz Milch never neglects— hat- Is having (lowers on the President's table and in other spots ,bout the car every day. When he irrlers Groceries around the country, ie will order flowers also. The Democratic National Com- niltec is picking up the check for Truman's strictly political tour. It s estimated the cost will be nrouud 1.000. That will Inehidc 10 first class fares for the u?e of the prl- [ vf.te car. There !s no extra charge' 'or the berths since the car belongs to the government. j Treasury lo Pay j The Treasury Department wUl Toot the bills of the Secret Serv- .ce men who ?o along. Their presence wherever the President goes ts required by law. Every bridce and every trestle over which Ihr presidentlal train movers will be guarded by armed men. Other men will be around to handle crn-wc*?. Moug most ot the way, n pilr- .nvnne will ijiccede the presidential train to Inspect the tracks and take other safety precautions. Negro OfS Plans Revue The annual Princess Revue sponsored by the Negro chapter of the Order of Eastern Star will bo held at H pjn, Tuesday at Carter Temple AME Church on Ash Street here announced todny by Roberta Knowles, worthy matron. (Continued from Page 1} nominee in his second invasion of Dixie. Eisenhower chose Petersburg, scene of a Civil War battle, to praise the record of Byrd, unofficial head of the state Democratic organization, who has not said whom he is supporting tn the presidential race. The Republican nominee, noting that he was being sponsored by the Democrats for Eisenhower, said that "any party that can produce a man like Harry P. Byrd seems to me to be a top-flight sort of outJTiL" Elsenhower said he disagrees with President Truman that there are "too many Byrds in Congress." He said Byrd belieVE:S "in integrity in government, in thrift, in economy — he believes in the virtues that have made America great-" "Why should I. because he has another political label, feel anything except the greatest admiration and respect for him?" Eisenhower demanded. 'Big Bill'Lias Is Free in Bail Former Bootlegger Awaiting Hearing On Illegal Entry WHEELING, w. Va. (AV-William (Big Bill) Lias, rotund millionaire sportsman who admittedly piled up a fortune running bootleg whisky, was free in $2,000 bail today, awaiting a hearing on Illegal entry into the country. He faces deportation if found guilty. The charge was the latest in a long .series of tiffs the nearly 400- pound owner of Wheeling Downs Race Track has been in-with Uncle Sam. The government is still trying to collect some two million dollars it claims he owes In back taxes. Lias was arrested yesterday at his home here by immigration of-: ficlals on a charge of illegal entry Into the country In 1935 without a passport following a European trip. Lias Is Greek Xtilirc The government said Lias was a native of Greece and first came into the United States with his mother on Aug. 24, 1909, as an alien under the name of Vassilios Liacako-s. But this is not mentioned in the charge. The Department of Immigration and Naturalization contends Lias was never naturalized. The 52-year-old Lias, described by Sen. Will tarns (R-Del) as a dictator of rackets in West Virginia and Southern Ohio, currently is in the midst of an involved suit by the Internal Revenue Department. It contend? he owes $2,850,000 in back incomes' taxes, Interest and penalties. Sen. Williams, in describing Lias as a "notorious racketeer," accused the government of failure to its tax case. U. S. Refused Offer Wheeling Downs and several other Lias holdings have been thrown into receivership fay the government until the claim is settled. Lias once offered to settle for 51,600,000 hut the government turned It down. In another court fight, nearly four years ago, Lias' attorneys told the court Lias had made his money through Illegal whisky and gambling operations but that he in longer participated in those fields. That was !n 194D. Lias was acquitted, after a month-long trial, o: criminal charges of income, tax eva sion- Lias returned to the track yester day afternoon after being releaset on bond. Lewis Haggles with Soft Coal Operators on Contract Details WASHINGTON WP) — John L. Lewis haggled today with northern soft coal operators over final details of their contract agreement while Southern mine owners faced passible strike next Wednesday. Lewis reached an agreement last week with Harry Moses, chief negotiator for the Northern producers, on general principles of a new contract. They have been arguing over details ever since. The agreement calls for a $1.90 boost in the present $16.35 basic daily wage, plus a JO cent-a-ton increase in the present 30-cent royalty paid by the owners into the union's ivclf a re fun d for pe us Ions and other benefits. Moses was reported to be insisting on a side stipulation that the higher contract terms wouldn't become effective until approved by the government's Wage Stabilization Board. Moses denied this to porter, and Lewis hud no com- ent, but the reports persisted. Lewis was said to be resisting ch a stipulation, contending it as the industry's job to get gov- jiment upproval. He «\i.<s repre- nted as wanting to keep his hands ee to call miners out on. strike, case the WSB disapproves the :able wage and royalty ixxisLs, or gives only partial approval. The negotiated wage Increase to more than 11 per cent above present pay rptos, whereas only a 9 per cent increase Is allowable to the miners under self-administering rules of the WSB. The agency can, and sometimes does, exceed th« self-administering rules, however, in passing on same wage cases. A stipulation that the wage boost wouldn't be payable until the WSB approves it would, however, give the Industry protection against th« possibility the WSB may not come up with a ruling, one way or an* other, by Oct. 15. Shriners in Little Rock LITTLE ROCK (.-PI — A full dress parade of fez-bedecked men from seven states was staged in Little Rock this morning, part of the final day's activities of the Central Stales Shrine Association. Stock Show Monday LITTLE ROCK (.fl — The Arkansas Livestock Showgrounds here nrn rapidly becoming a tent city us exhibitors more In for the annual event which opens Monday. to Appear in Person! On the Original WALLY FOWLER Gospel & Spiritual All Nite Singing Concert RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. SATURDAY 'SHERIFF OF WICHITA" Alan "Rocky'' Lane Phone .1G21 — Weekdays 7:00 Show Starts [ Sat. Sun 1:001 Always a Double Feature Airconrlitioned By Refrigeration SAT. OWL SHOW "Abbott - Costelk Meet The Killer Plus Boris Karloff SATURDAY 2 HITS! 2 Cartoons & Dynamite Serial Two Hurricanes Off-U.S. Coast MIAMI, Fla. (/Pi — Weather observers watched two hurricanes today, one sweeping northeastward in the Atlantic well oft the Carolina coast and another - developing about 1.700 miles southeast of Miami. Highest winds were ahout 125 ! miles per hour near the center, with hurricane force winds — 75 miles per hour — extending outward 80 to 100 milra north and cast of the center. GEM THEATER "Osceola's Finest" SUNDAY & MONDAY WILLIAM TALMA N - liibj TAT EJiNfrT • WriHn hfU CHARLES Me G RAW . MARGARET SHERIDAfl lliQH IBIM1* PHUUH MISTL1 IliWS - Polled 1) [DHB3B GBAUUU = TOUR FRKNDLY THEATTU • SUN - MON - TUES "RAMCHO NOTORIOUS" In Technicolor Marlene Dietrich, Arthur Kennedy & I\1cl Ferrer NEW Air Conditioned By Refrigeration "Your Community Center" MANILA, ARK. Matinees Sat. & Surt. Phone 58 AIR CONDITIONED BY REFRIGERATION ARTHRITIS [( you suffer wilh arthritis write lo 1 me, P. O. Bov 7!B, Smith Bend, tncllnna. T will ?lniHy lell ynu how I col rlil oT It 3 years afo «rtcr suffering over 25 years.— H. M. Harrison. Blytheville American Legion Auditorium Wed. Oct. 1st Reserved Seats $1,50 Children 50c-75c No Tickers Sold in Advance. All tickets will be sold at door. Wally Fowler orTd the Famous Oak Ridge Quartet —PLUS— the original Chug Wagon Gang of Columbia Record Fame SAT. l.ATK SHOW Starts 1 1 ::10 Plus Cartoon & Daredevil Serial SUNDAY it MONDAY Double Feature THE SEA HORNET A REPUBLIC PRODUCTION —Plus— Cartoon & Short SATURDAY "Buffalo Bill From Tomahawk Territory" Clavlon Moore SAT. OWL SHOW From Another World" Edmund Franz SUN - MON "DUEL AT SILVER CREEK' Audie Murphy Faith Domcrcue TUESDAY "SANDY GEJS HER MAN" Rory CaUmun and Cathy Downs SATURDAY MIDNIGHT SHOW House of Horror Monstrous Jiurilercv of Artists Models! SUNDAY, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 - 29 n your lime -In your century — In lh« heart of Georgia's Okefenokee Swamplands - a world livtt on thai might havt WAITER BRENNAN ROBERU.'jACKS JEAN NEGULESCO "•".V 1 " LOUIS IANTZ hul M t S-'i-r >. >l'Il» Mil lEAN KFFREY CONSTANCE PETERS-HUNTER-SMITH IRE OF THE TECHNICOLOR

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