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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLV—NO. 240 BlythevlUe Dally Ne Blj'thevUle Courier Blyiheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI RI.YTHRVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 10,19 TEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS ^Nothing Is in Sight To Halt Bell Strike ST. LOUIS, Dec. 31. m— Except 111 Missouri, nothing was In sight today to head off the threatened strike of 50,000 employes of (lie Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. Union leaders say the strike may start any time after midnight tonight. As that deadline nenred, union fr— , Se//-De/ense by Japs Okayed; U. S. Staff Chiefs to Visit Japan and company officials did not plan to confer ngain until Tuesday morning No one would say whether the walkout may be postponed until then. The meeting Tuesday was arranged by a federal conciliator. Gov. Forrest Smith of Missouri, hi urn: of the strongest statements he has made since he took office, warned that if a strike is called the state "is going to throw the bonk at them." The walkout would hit communications in the company's territory of Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and u small area In Illinois near St. Louis. The contract dispute Involves a union demand for wage increases of 15 cents an hour, joh reclass- ificaiions in certain cities and oihcr changes. At Jefferson City late yesterday, Gov, Smith blasted both sides for failing to make "a diligent effort to settle this" and added: "I am not going to Jet a strike go on and tie up the state If we can keep from it. We're going to use (he full force of Missouri law to keep from having a shutdown." Cjov. Smith has a powerful weapon—the state's King-Thompson law prohibiting strikes against public utilities. Penalties under the law are severe. When does the union intend to strike? The best answer it would give is "any time after midnight tonight. 1 ' The latest word came from Frank P. Lonergan, vice president of Southwestern Division 20, CIO Communications Workers, late yesterday. This was after a fruitless conference between company and union leaders in the offices of the U.S. conciliation and mediation service. "As of this moment, we have not changed our plans for a strike any time after midnight Dec. 31," Lonergan told newsmen. Six Sentenced On Guilty Pleas Prison Sentences imposed in Larceny And Forgery Cases Six defendants held on felony charges entered pleas of guilty in the Chickasawba Division of the Mississippi County Circuit Court here yesterday and received prison sentences, four to the State Penitentiary, and two to the State Farm far .Women Martin E. Wheeler was givcii a Jive-year prison term on a charge of forgery, and a 10-year suspended sentence on a charge of littering. The charges involved a check for S30 drawn December 2i on Ihe Merchants and Planters Bank of Manila. Tiie other sentences involved grand larceny charges in connection with the theft of two automobiles. Four of the defendants were sentenced in connection with the tiieft of a car from Tom A. Little, Jr.. on Clifford I,. Banister, Dale S. Pierce, December 1. The defendants arc: Verna M. '.vyers and Gloria D. Sawyers. Each received a one-year term and the t\vo women were ordered committed to the State Farm for Women. Billy Farrls Spencer was given a three-year prison sentence in connection with the theft of an automobile in July, 1048 from William Hawkins. Each of the six defendants entered pleas of guilty before Judge Zal B. Harrison. Judge Harrison also granted appeals to the Arkansas Supreme Court in the burglary and grand larceny convictions of two Negroes. Urisas J. C. York and John H. Barnes. They are facing five-year prison terms imposed following a jury trial. Notre Dame Receives Gift of Million Dollars SOUTH BEND. Ind., Dec. 31. 'API _ The University of Notre liame today announced a million- dollar gift from Mrs. Fred J. Fisher. Detroit, widow of the founder of Fisher Body Co. The donation will provide S750,- 000 for a Fred J. and Sally Fisner memorial dormitory, to house about 200 students. Tiie remaining $250.000 Is to be used as a revolving fund to provide loans for students who must work their way through school. Pupils to Return To Classrooms Monday Morning Classes will be resumed in tlie 16 school units m the BlythcviHe district on Monday, after being closed for two weeks for the Christmas holidays. W. B. Nicholson, superintendent, said that the regular schedule would bn resumed on Monday for buses, lunchroom and classes. AH schools in the county are scheduled to be open. Many have had two weeks of holidays and other schools closed the Frit\v before Christmas, and were closed only one week. ' '• •' " • •*' ' -"'" Drive on Tax Delinquents Gets $2,700 Nearly one-third of the personal taxes delinquent, for 1949 in North Mississippi County have been collected by Raymond Bomar, who tins been named collector or delinquent personal taxes, it was disclosed today. P. E. coolcy, county auditor, yesterday said that the delinquent list for 1949 on property assessed in 1948, showed a total o[ $9,000 when the period for paying taxes without penalty ended. Approximately $2,700 has been liaut since the taxes became delinquent and Mr. Bomnr sent olll notices to the ctitzens who had not paid their personal taxes, Mr. Cooley said that about SOD persons still owe their personal taxes for the year and the special collector will continue his work- to gel the Uses which are due. The taxes go to the county, to the school districts and to the munic- ipalises where the delinquents reside. TOKYO, Dec. 31— m— Genera. Mai-Arthur told the Japanese people last night that they still have "the inalienable rlgiit of self-de- against unprovoked attack," despite their no-war constitution. The supreme commander nevertheless highly praised the Japanese renunciation of war and intimated that there was to be no change in the prohibition against Japanese armed forces. Japan was completely disarmed after the surrender in 1945. and remains so. The present national constitution — adopted under occupation guidance although officially hailed as a Japanese Idea- renounced war and armed forces entirely and forever.' The self-defense statement was ontained in the closing section of MncArthur's annual New Year's message, Here is part of the passage on that topic: "Some contemporary cynics deride as visionary Japan's constitutional renunciation of the concept of belligerency and armed security. Be not overly concerned by such detractors. Kays Faith Affirmed "While by sophistry of reasoning can it be interpreted as complete negation of the inalienable right of self - defense 'against unprovoked attack. It is in ringing affirmation by a people laid prostrate by the sword, of faith ill the ultimate triumph of international morality and justice without resort to the sword." Brig. Gen. Courtney Whitney, head of the occupation's government section and one of MacArthur's closest advisors told correspondents the commander "had no intention of saying the Japanese have the right to re-arm for war or reestablish an army or navy." Instead, said Whitney, the message meant that Japan has "the right to conclude defense altir.nce.s or deal with the United Nations for protection, or, if attacked directly, "the Japanese call fight back with all the power ,,t maud." Early Purchase Of Tested Seed Urged by Bilbrey Scarcity at Planting Time is Feared by Agricultural Leaders Sllll-'S HOI.n VICTIM-A,, unidentified fireman with musk KM mus Is shown astride stretcher brl,iyin s a gas victim fro,,, hold of freighter Asa Loll.rop at Tacoma, Wash. (Doc. 29). Rimes in ship's hold Hllccl three. Gas from dry ice was blamed. <AP Wlreiihoto). , Trusty Killed as 4 Convicts Flee Arkansas Prison Farm To Dismiss Asia Policy WASHINGTON. D e c. 31—(Vl'i— The nation's four (op military men TUCKER PRISON FARM, Ark., Dec. 31. WV -Four young convicts their com- ?™<-d wilt, five, r,,,d a riot K - M :, hn*p..o..t „, P , lson Jlera OTrJ J today. A trusty-guard was killed in the escape. * Arkansas State Police hcadquar-*- ters at Little Rock broadcast „ state-wide alarm for the fugitives. Bloodhounds were brought to the Japan in February,, pos-j farm to aid the manhunt, sibly to discuss with Gen. Douglas MacArthur a proposed new American policy blueprint for Asia. Following the Defense Department announcement of the trip last night, a spokesman said the joint chiefs ot staff will steer clear of Formosa — embattled headquarters of the Chinese Nationalists—during the Pacific journey. Formosa is considered vital to Leader of the 12:15 a.m. escape was identified fCST) James Perry Williams. 2!. Pine Bluff, Ark.. trusty. Warren Hosmcr. assistant to Prison Supl. W. V, Lewis, said wil- [ Hams killed trusty Bill Bohannon, 3G. and then disarmed three other guards on duty in the stockade. Hosincr said Williams unlocked the door to the stockade and three .- . •' -—-...VH.H in.ii ui tut; uuur in me stocKjKTe and three American defense and there have other prisoners followed him in the been numerous proposals that this I escape. country sent! a military mission there to help advise the forces of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek. Chairman Connnlly (D-Texl of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee added his voice today to those urging such a move, saying it is needed to help check the spread of 'Communism in the Far East. Favors unarillng Formosa Senator Taft, (.It-Ohio) in an interview at Cincinnati went considerably further. Taft favored keeping Formosa out of Communist hands even if the U S. Navy were needed to defend it Argentine Passenger Train Wreck Kills Eight . * BUENOS AIRES, Dec. 31. (AP) — A holiday passenger train plunged through a bridge into a dry river ben yesterday, killing at least eight persons and injuring home than to others. The bridge, an old wooden structure apparently weakened by recent rains, collapsed under the weight of the train, bound from Buenos Aires to the interior province of Entre Rios. Four coaches and the diner plunged 12 feet Into the dry river bed. Social Security Tax Jumps Half Per Cent at Midnight WASHINGTON. Dec. 31. tin— At- midnight tonight, the Social Security tax o n the paychecks of about M.000.000 workers will jump from 1 per cent to l-lia per cent. The rise, first in the 13-year history of federal old age and survivors' insurance, will bring a tax of S45 a year on each worker who gets 53,000 or more in annual pay. Employers, an estimated 2100000 of them, will increase their contributions to match. The 60 per cent ri: will take about $700,000.000 more each year from the income of wage earners and management. For the present, old age pensions won't be any bigger. They start at £10 a month .ninimum. The average is S2G. The maximum now Is $4520 Pending in the Senate is a b\]]. already approved overwhelmingly bv the Mouse, lo Increase the pcn: ion and Insurance benefits by an average of 70 per cent. 'II approved by the Senate—as most legislators say It will be—this measure will boost the minimum pension to $25. The maximum benefit for an aged man and wife would jump from S85 to $125 a month. About 11,000,000 more workers would be covered, if the Senate adopts the House formula. These would include domestic servants, the self-employed, employes of local governments, and others not now protected. The tax would apply to the first $3,600 of Income, instead of the present $3,000. Without assuming thai this will take place, the Federal Security Agency says it will collect about $2.424.000.000 in payroll taxes in the coming year, collections were Sl,- C80.000.000 in the past year, and 8688,000,000 was paid out in bcne- Ilts. All collections go into a trust fund -which now holds $11,850,000.000— and are invested in government bonds. Court Sessions Scheduled to Hear Civil Cases The civil division of the Mississippi County Circuit Court will be convened in Osccola Tuesday by Judge Zal B. Harrison to hear cases on the docket in the Osccola District. It was announced today by Circuit Clerk Harvey Morris. The court term for hearing civil cases in the Chickasawba District, will open here January 10, A one-day session of chancery court Is scheduled here for Friday of next week. The slockadc Is not surrounded by a wall or fence. Convict I'revcnls fdot Hosnicr reported another convict prevented what could have been a riot when lie jumped from hh cot and locked the stockade door. Apparently none of the other 312 prisoners attempted to escape he added. Bohannon. who was serving a 21- ycar sentence for second degree murder, burglary and grand larceny, was shot four times at close range. Hosmer said all prison authorities were asleep at Hie time of the break. Only trusties were on duty Other escapees were identified Ocius Baton. 25. stilhvcl] Okla serving 15 years; David Dyer, 28 Oklahoma City. 15 years, and Jack Rhenark. 22. of Sapulpa, Okla., 20 years, all for robbery and kiclnap- pini>. The prison farm is 40 miles southeast of Little Rock. Weather Arkansas forrcasl: cloudy wun j "<"y vj piumuie us viewpoint in occasional rain tonight and Sunday: 1 ' 16 controversy over the unifica- and in west and central t,x>rlions } tion M lh c armed forces.— (AP Wirc- >1 liNo . ..*,„.., . »i r >*—v^«|)i,. Arleigh A. Burke (above) won his promotion to the rank of Rear Admiral it was announced Thursday in Washington. Burke until recently headed Operation 23. a unit nov disbanded, which was set up by the Navy to promote its viewpoint in this afternoon. Not much change In temperature. -<">Ji;iillMI e. ' ~ Missouri forecast: Cloudy tonight Stock and Commodity ith light rain. Low temeratures with light rain. Low temperatures near 3fj northern border to 45-50 south. Sunday, occasional rain mostly east and south; continued mild. High, 45-50 north near 55 south. Minimum this morning—30. Maximum yesterday—70. Sunset, today—1:50. Sunrise tomorrow—7.07. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. l-M.4f>. to Close YORK, Dec. 31—MV-Thc N'cw York Stock and Curb Exchanges and all other domestic securities markets were open for business two hours today, but will be closed Monday Jan. 2. Ail domestic commodity markets were closed today and will be closed Monday, Jan. 2. Livestock reports will not be issued by the Depart- mcnt of Agriculture on Monday. 30 Missco Form Bureau Leaders To Attend Parley Approximately 30 Farm Bi'rcni. leadens from Mississippi County are expected to participate In a plan nlnrj meeting for 1950 ill the Cour House In Joneshoro, at 10 a.m Wednesday. Farm Bureau members from al counties In the northeast Arkansa. 1 district are being urged to atteiu by Joe Hardin of Grady. prcsidcn of the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation. A similar meeting for north cen tral Arkansas counties is to be con ducted at Batcsville on the preccd Ing day. Farm Unreal! projects on stati and national levels will be discussei along with county programs, scrvict. programs and the new projects ant programs to be started. Harold Ohlenclorf, president o the Mississippi County Farm Bu rcau. said today that a spccla luncheon was being planned fn the Mississippi County dclegatiot at the Hotel Noble In Joticsboro. The planning sessions arc corf dueled annually prior to progran formation and Ihc beginning o membership drives. New York Stocks Mean temperature rmiriway be- Ncvf Yorker Appointed twecn high and low)-S3. Normal mean for December—41,9. This Date l-asl Year Minimum this morning—22. Maximum yesterday—40. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date --52.87. A T fc T Amcr Tobacco Anncontla Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Gen. Electric Gen. Motors Montgomery Ward .. N V Central lm. Harvester Nat. Distillers North Am. Avi..lion R'pulbic Steel Radio Sears WASHINGTON, I*c. 31. M',-- sears 1 rc.siclent Tniman today named Ed- Soconv Vacuum .. ward Ware Barrett of New York So. Pacific as asM.sinvil secretary of state for i Stu.lebaker public alfau-s. Jlc will b<! in charge ! of NJ .. i of ,e government's -Voice of Am( .?. ; T cxns c< rn ........ tea program, among other thln 6 s. U. S. Steel 15- 73- 322 1-8 11 323 312 41 16 5-8 50 1-2 27 5-8 or, 3-4 2G 5-8 1-2 I- Mississippi County cotton and soybean producers were today warned by County Agent Keith J. Bil- l)rcy of continued rise In price.s of soybean and cotton seed and a low germination thllt should be tc.sted before planting. , Mr. Bilbrey said that seed houses i this area had been .scouring this country for seed, nnd Unit farmcr.s icrc should gel.their seed as quickly as they hurt determined how nucli they would plant, instead of .vailing until planting time. In connection witli the apparent scarcity of seed Mr. Bilbrey explained that the situation was augriival- ed by low germination of seed In djoining states, a usual source ol supply. The low germination causes nnch of the .seed to be prohibited from transportation across slate lines. riant Hoard Tr-sfs Ur^cil For fanners who have saved seed lor planting the county audit advised that they .send seed to tlic Plant Board testing laboratories at I'ayettevillc or Llttlo Rock. Plant board specialists sungcst that Plant Board inspectors draw Ihe samples. T possible, since in mum' case.- iinall composite samples' tnken from a bin of cottonseed will not give the true germination. Results of cottonseed testing al the State Plant Board Uiis season have been a.<s follows: 00 per cent of samples bad n germination of over 80 per cent; 30 per cent of samples germinated between BO and 80 per cent; and 10 per cent ol the samples germinated less than 00 11 er cent. Arkansas Seed Exported Plant Board officials have .saici that testing indicates' n shortage of good .seed, nnd thai at the same time Arkansas' best certified seed Us being drained out of the stale into Texas and Mexico because of a heavy demand there. The low-germinating seed Is said to bt the result of nunormully warm, wet weather that prevailed at harvest time. Mr. Bilbrey said that dining lit month ol .January 4-H club programs in Mississippi County were lo include instructions for making "rag dolls", a tested hoinc-gcrml nation plan. Seeds arc wrap ped In flannel clolli and waxed pa per, and placed in warm places an:, allowed to stay lor .several days by this method, and then the germ nation of the feeds noted. Utility Expansions Reflect Growth Blythevilleinl94 By A. A. Kredrliikson Courier News staff Writer Rotlccling in pui't tlic growth of Jilyllicvillc (Uirini' •13, tilililics serving the city added an average ot 5G2 con.smnei's ci\i:h. A survey showed tluit Arkansas-Missouri Company iluil 738 consumors [luring I!)'I9 to bring the total to 5,892; Hie WyUicville Water Co. added '175 for a current total o£ 5,575; and Soulliwcsloni Hell Telephone Co., installed -172 lew ])lioii«s to increase its .siili.scrihcr list to 3,'II.'?. ,. - ..._j CIIAUOIil) — Dr. Hcrinnnn N Sander (above), 40. was charged with murder in connection with the death of Mrs. Aiibie Horoto, G9. cancer patient, by injection of in cubic .centimeter of air Into her veins. He pleaded Innocent in Goffstown, N. H,, Municipal Court line was ordered held without bail for Brand jury action.—<A[> Wlrephoto) Former Residents Of BSyfhevilfe Hur?- in Accident Five were hospitalized, but nr injuries were believed serious, whet the .station wagon driven by ,loc Craig, formerly of Blythevillc, slip pcd off the highway on a curve 125 miles north or El Paso, Tex. The Craies, who lelt Blythevillc Tuesday alter visiting friends here, were returning to their home at Manhattan Ucach. Caiil.. ntid were accompanied by Mrs. Mary Hatfield of BlyUievlllc. Mr. Craii; and one of Din two sons received broken legs, Mr.s. Hatflclet was suffering from a foot abrasion and nerve shock, and I he extent injuries of others were not learned here. The victims were taken to E! Paso for treatment. Mr. and Mr.s. CraiR and sons, Dick, in, am! Joe Houston, 14. iefl Blythcville several years auo. While here, Mr. ClaiK riuiiinpcci a cMry and developed several WI.TS In this area. The accident occurred about 10 a.m. 'nnir.sday. W. Leon Smith Files Pledge For Chancellor W. Leon Smith. Hlythcvillc attorney, yesterday filed with the secretary of state in Little Rock his coriiipt practices pledge its a candidate for chancellor of the Scconc Division of the 12th Chancery District In the Democratic Party primary to bo held next summer. lie will seek the office now helc by appointment by Chancellor C. M Buck of Hlythcvillc. The court' .Second Division was created by tlic 1943 Arkansas legislature. Chancellor Francis A. Cherry of Joncslioro presides over tlic First Division of the court. Under Arkansas law appointed officials are not eligible to become candidates to succeed themselves and Chancellor Buck was appointed to serve until the new office could be filled In the 1!)50 elections. The 12th District Includes Mississippi, Crittcn, Craij-hcacl, Poinsett, Clay and Greene counties. U.S. Commissioner Commends Berlincrs BERLIN, Dec. 31. fAP)—U.S. High Commissioner John .). McCloy told licjrliiicrs tonight their firmness and allied determination hart "warded off the forces ol darkness" which threatened tlic city. In a New Year's .speech prepared for delivery In German over Kins Radio (Radio ill American Sector), the high commissioner told the two million West lierlincrs they need have no fear. "They (West Berlincrs) are .sale Inan ijvlnit confi7ie;l m concenira- (lon camps or subjected to forced Inbor." ' naclo plant and service Improve- nenls during the past year jind are ilannhif additional expansion in 1050, High among the utility plans for 1050 Is ll.o testing of Ark-Mo's 30.000 kilowatt steam electric plant near Campbell, Mo. Present plana call for these tests In April. Scheduled lo Ire the largest "kilowatt factory" between Si. Louto and Memphis, work on the plant began last, .summer. It will serve both Southeast Missouri and Northeast Arkansas. Gosling some $0,000,001). this plant will generate power at 13,800 volts which will lie slepiwd up through transformers to 110,000 volts for long-distance transmission over a network of high-voltage lines. iMnrc Klcctrlclty Usnrl While the total of Ark-Mo customers in BlythevlUe went up 14 per cent, durlnii 1040, power consumption rose 20 per cent-Irom 1,910,104 kilowatt-hours in Decemlier 1048, to 2,207,040 kwh 111 December, 1010. Throughout the entire Ark-Mo service area, customers Increased diirhnj the past year from 33,460 to 31,459 and power consumption rose from 23,838,504 lo 34.575,302 fcwh Approximately ?:i,r>00,000 was invested by Ark-Mo In 1940 in new lines, substations, and other facilities. Thin, invcstmei.t Included- .a two-way radio system for setvlco trucks that consists of 17 mobile units, four walkie-talkie units and four fixed "land" stations. Another fixed station and several other mobile units are scheduled to be placed in operation in ItlSO. Other large Installations during the past year included 15 tons of automatic switchboard equipment to route power and help eliminate power outages, and a 52-ton transformer that steps down current from 110,000 to 33,000 volts. Continuing in 1050 will bo the. high-line construction and replacement program which will represent n $2,500,000 Investment. A part of this expansion program, oxpectcd lo Ire completed in 1052. will Include a 110,000-volt line from tho new Generating plant to filythe- vlllc via llaytl, Mo. W.iler Company Spends §150,000 An ontljiy of nearly 5150,000 In 11)49 to Improve service and facilities of the Ulytlicville Water Co. is expected to be followed In 1950 by an equal or larger amount. Expansion work which will continue through 1050 i:i aimed .it cloub- llni! the size of the utility's pump- Ing plant and filtering facilities. From seven to nine miles of water mains and more than 35 fire hydrants were installed during the past year. Other improvements made during 1040 also Include sink- Ing of a new S35.000 well rind addition of a $3.000 coke (liter to the pumping plant. Much of tho pipe laid during the past year included large transmission mains. New mains are being installed every clay. T. W. Gofortii. operating superintendent for the utility, said. From 10 to 12 more miles of pipeline arc cxpccU-d to bo laid In 1050 and installation of from tt)0 to 700 more meters Is anticipated, Mr Uo- forth said. Also scheduled for the new year Is construction of a new pumping and filtering; system on ROM: Street. Mr. Onforih sjld. Work on this project may begin next wci?k. fn ixlditlriii to the -17G consumers | Htlcled this there arr from ISO Sec I TIl.iriKS on I'.igc 10 Tired 'Forties' End Stormy Course Tonight As Varied Greetings Await the New Decade Ily Tlic Assnrlalrcf I' The tired old "forli'-.s/' hnving run their stormy course of life and :lcath. bow out tonight, and turn the world over tc a brand new decade. At mirhi ght. nirii iinrl women arovncl thr world clasp liaotlr, with a new year, ami H new era. It Is an occasion t.f cherishe'd li'ipes anrT promise, of new rlrirTii.liintion. of optimism minded with a licmbllrig fc:ar, of echoes nf Die pn:-l .'.ound- tng a future of Rood or evil, of an end and n bocinninr;. And of nil cif rhK men will celebrate in many ways They will kncol t» pray in the churches of Rome and Tishomlnjjo. Okla, They will •.inn :n tlic streets of Rio. clink wine Kfn^rs in the sMcTnlk ends of Pat -. and on West 52nrt Street in New York. Chorus girls will prance across' stages In glittering Hollywood nlcht ' .spol.s, ami a Moscow orchestra will' blare a symphony of welcome lo the' 1050=, TCI some. It is a time for counting the hour; of flic decade (hat is 1 done, fur remembering Ihe record 1 anr T studying ils lessons. I In lueb places of government and in hrmlilc homes of the cnrth, men did that loday. • Story of .Many Tlif:iK« And what was written In the history cit the "forties?" Mostly. It. was a story ol n war. of many dying, of a Ixmib, and of a new, bloodless but mcnadne; kind of conflict between Ideologies. Uut it was tilso a story n! romance, of more money for most, of .1 million men coming home in ships to hum their dreams, ot a new International kin, J of charity, of brides brought from across the sea-., of new hope for the persecuted of Europe, of the birth of an uncertain thing called Hie United Nations and ( if a new di'ViMoprru'iit called television. The.-e were :, tew of the things born of the "fnrt'rs." ami ninny of them must Hurt their m.iturity and their SIICCCHJ or failures In the "Iifties." America wa.s prosperous. Mfe flowed strong In the veins of the New York stock Exchange, whose fingers span the country and measure Its |»(kctbnok. It closed out the eld year on a three-year record high mark. There was a pulsing n?w vigor n the religious life of. the lanr). and many church leaders moved See NEW YEAltS on r.ige 10

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