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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 31, 1950
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FRIDAY, MARCH SI, 1950 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE Arsonist Admits Firing Hospital Vtttron Confesses To Sotting Bloxo That Killed Nino !1*HILADEUH IA ' Match 31 - W— iTonvlcted arsonist told authorities a "rick j«Un& in p cf jtomach" prompted him to start a aaTteiurn fire which.killed nine other patient* Wednesday night. Nicholas Verna, 29-year-old World War !I veteran who was discharged from the army for medical reasons, confessed yesterday that he put tlie torch to the Belle Vista Sanatorium In suburban Sortngfleld Township. State Police Sgt. Charles Taylor said Verna told him he touched ofl the tragic blaie by lighting a towel in the basement of the Institution for convalescent, senile, nervous and mental patients, Verna Removed from Fire After the fire, Veinai was removed to the army's Valley Forge General Hospital at phoenlxvllle, Pa. There he was questioned at length yesterday by Capt. Howard T. Cohen, administrative assistant to the head of the hopsital's neuropsychiatric service. Capt, Cohen said Verna told him he had experienced numerous "sick spells" alter his discharge from the I army, some of which caused him to set other fires - In suburban communities. . Verna was convicted of arson tn Delaware County Court in 1949 and was'committed to Belle Vista. Stery of Events Capt. Cohen said Verna told this " 'y of events leading up to the ,.,«iiatoriuni fire Wednesday night: '-. Verna, recently given the run of the Institution becaase of apparent -improvement in his condition, ate a couple of hot dogs with an attendant on night duty in the office, when the attendant left to make his rounds, Verna heard a noise in the basement. He went downstairs (o investigate and began experiencing a "sick feeling in the pit of the stomach." Feetinj Gtew Worse The feelinj grew worse. He spotted some dirty clothing In a laundry chute and set them afire. Then he returned to his room and later was removed from the blazing building •long with other patients. Montgomery County and state authorities will confer today on what steps will be taken against Verna. Meanwhile, agents of the state's department of welfare investigated reports (hit at least five of the patients who suffocated were strapped to their concrete beds in violation of state regulations. •Stale Welfare Secretary William * Brown said the sanatorium— ately operated -by Roland !». dal — was .Instructed Aug. 6, 1946, to remove any such mechanical restraints. ' -,- ' CHURCH NEWS Bfythevilie ASSEMBLY OF GOD Rer. E. C. Sinn, (UttUt Sunday School 9:45 ».m Morning Worship 11:00 ajn. Women's Missionary Council S:30 p.m. Men'i Cooperative 'Council t:30 pjn Christ's Ambassadors 8:30 pjc. Junior Christ Ambassadors 6:30 p. m. Evangelistic Service 7:30 pjr- Tuesday 7:30 pjn. Prayer M«et- ng. ' Thursday 7:30 pjn Bible Study CALVARY BAPTIST 16th and Chlcka«awb» P. H. Jernican, p&si«r Sunday School 8:30 ajn . Morning Worship il:00 am Intermediate G. A's 5:30 pjn B.T.U 7:00 p.m. Evening Worship 8:0b'.r- m Wednesday choir rehersal and officers and teachers meeting at the same hour 7:00 Wednesday Prayer Meeting 8:00 Friday Men's Brotherhood CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIET* 1211 W. Main St. Sunday Service 11:00 am Sunday School 9130 a.m. Reading Room Wednesday 2:304:30 p.m. Wednesday Service, 8 pjn. "Unreality" Is the subject of the Ijesson-Sermon wiiich will be read In all Churches and Societies of tlie church o! Christ. Scientist, on Sunday. ' 'CHURCH OF CHRIST II. F. Sharp, Evangelist • Main and Highway 61 Bible Classes 9:45 Morning Worship 10:50 a.m. "Bruised Reeds" Evening Worship — "Christ. The King" Wednesday morning 9 a.m. Ladles Bible Class. Wednesday evening 1:30 p.m. Mid- Week Bible Classes. FIRST BAPTIST E- C. Brown, pastor Sunday School, 9:40 ajn Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service. 10:55 ajn. Training Onion, 6:30 p.m. Evening Worship Services, 7:30 pjn. Wednesday Sunday Schoo! Cabinet Meeting, 6:45 p.m Prayer Service, 7:45 pjn Officers and Teachers meeting 7:00 pjn. • Saturday 7:30-8:30 FIRST BAPTIST CHAPEL MISSION Kev. David Smith Sunday School 8:40 Worship Si rvice 10:59 ».m. Training Union (-.30 p.m Evening Worship 7:30 pm. LAKE STREET METHOMST 'CHURCH Unza Harrtoun, minister Bob Mcllaftey. church School superintendent; P B Jarratt. chairman ol the Board of Stewards; Mrs. Billy King, president of WSCS Sunday-School 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 aJn MYP 5 pjn. ; Evening Worship 1 p.m. WSCS 2:30 p.m. Monday. Choir Practice 7 p.u> Wednesday. Joe Thomas Choir Director and Mrs. Earlene Blankenship. pianist After church fellowship 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, choir rehearsal 7:30 pm. FULL GOSPEL TAHKRNACI.E Lilly and Vine T.. T. Kelly, Pist«r 9:45 Sunday School Pay Austin superintendent 11:00 Morning Worship 6:45 PY.S'A. meets with Mrs. Ollie Goodson In charge 7:45 Evangelistic Service with choir and Orchestra participating Tuesday and Friday nights sern^ tees at 6:45. Tuesday night Is Young People's Night 6:30 FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Royal G. SehulU, Putor Sunday School 9:45 a.m Sermon by pastor 11 ajn Sermon by pastor 7:30 p.m Nazarene Training Union p.m. Wednesday Night' Prayer Meeting 7:30 p.m. W.P.M.S Wednesday afternoon '2 p.m. Sunday School Visitation Friday 7:00 p.m FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH Lester O. Strubhar, 'minister 9:30 a.m. Choir Practice 9:45 am. Sunday School 10:50 a.m. Morning .Worship. 6:15 Chi Hho Junior and Senior C. Y. P. Lunch. 6:30 p.m. Chi Rho Junior and Senior C. Y. P. Lesson 7:30 p.m. Evening worship. FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCB Sixth and Walnut G Miessler, Pastor "Moments with God" KIX3N each Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Divine Worship''11:00 a.m. Lenten worship Wednesday 8:00 p.m. TKMI'I.F. 1SRAKI. Dr. Alfred Vise, rabbi Passover Seder Services Sunday night 6 p.m, Passover Memorial Serives Fridaj April 7, at 8 p.m. FIRST 1'RESBYTF.RIAN CHURC1! Harvey T. Kldd, pastor 9:45 am. Sunday Srhool 11 n.rn. Lord's Supiwr 6:30 p.m. Communicants class 7:30 p.m. "Tlie Year Ahead" Wednesday 6:45 p.m. Covered dlsl dinner 7:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting 8 p.m. Choir Practice ST. STEPHEN'S EPISCOPAL William J. FllzhiiKh, vicar • Pnlm Sunday 9'30 a.m. Church School 11 a.m. Holy Communion and Sermon 4 p.m. Confirmation Instruction April 3— Monday before Easter 10 a.m. Holy Communion 8 p.m. Woman's Auxiliary meets with Mrs. Becker at 2008 Cliicka- sawba April 4— Tuesday before Easter 7 p.m. Evening Prayer and Ante- Communion Executive Committee Rural Churches GATEWAY TABKRNACL* I,. G. Borah, pastor Church Service. 9r45 a.m Evening Worship, 7:30 p.m HALF MOON ASSEMBLY OF GOD Rev. Martin Reagan, pastor Sunday School 10:00 a.m Worship Service 11:00 n.m Yoving Peoples CA Service 6:3 p.m. Evening Church Worship 7:30 p.m Mid-Week Service Friday 8 p.i: 7:30 p.m. Meeting April 5 — Wednesday before Easter 10 a.m. Holy Communion 4 p.m. Evening Prayer 8 p.m. Study Course. "Consider the Bible." April 6 — Maundy Thursday 2:30 p.m. Intercessory Prayer 6:30 p.m. Junior Choir 7:15 p.m. Commemoration of "The Last Supper." 7:45 p.m. Senior Choir April 7— Good Friday 12:00-3 p.m. Service with Meditations. Approximately 10,000,000,000 pounds of milk are produced for sale every year in the United States.. CHURCH OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION Rev. Amos If. Enderlin, Pastor Rev. William M. Beck, Assistant Pastor Sunday Masses 7:30-10 ajn Holy Days 6:30 and 8 ajn Lenten devotions Wednesday 7:30 Novena to our Sorrowful Mother FIRST METHODIST Roy I. Bapjey, pastor Church ^School .9:45 a.m Morning Worship 11 a.m. Youth Choir Rehearsal 5:45 pjn 6:30 p.m Juntor Fellowship. Intermediate M.Y.F.. Senior-Young Peoples M.Y.P. Evening Service 7:30 WOODLAND CORNER BAPTISI Arnold Clayton, Minister Sunday School 111 n.m Worship Service—11:00 ajn C A, Service 7:00 p.m B.TU 7:00 p.m Evening Worship 8:00 p.m. Prnver Service 7-00 HUFFMAN CHURCH OF GOD James Vtyncs, pastor Sunday School 9:45 .a.m Morning Worship 11:00 n.m Evening Service 7:30 p.m Y.P.E. Saturday 7:30 p.m HUFFMAN BAPTIST David McPeakc, pastor 10:00 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Morning Service 7:30 p.m. B.T.D. Meeting p.m. Evening Service Friday 7 p.m. choir practice and Ryer meeting ROUND LAKE CHURCH OF CHKIST Tlioma* L. Conner, MInMer Sunday School 10 ».m Worship Service 11 a.m. Wednesday Night Bible Study 30 p.m. AKBRO MISSIONARY BAPTIST KIT. Parker Hay, mlnl»ter Sunday School 10 i.m. Prcftching Service 11 a.m. B.T.U. 6:30 p.m Preaching 7:30 p.m Prayer Meeting Friday night Training Union, 7:30 pjn. Evening Worship, 8:00 pjn, Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Prayer Bcrr- Ice. ARMORKL BAPTIST W. O, Aulfn, pastor Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Preaching 11:00 a.m Training Union 7:00 p.m, Kvening Worship 8:00 p.m. SVednesday Prayer Meeting 7:30 CLEAR LAKE BAPTIST J. E. Coi, pastor Sunday School 9:45 a.m Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Training Onion 6:30 p.m Worship Service 7:30 p.m. Mid-Week Service 7:30 p.m Wed- esday. ARBRO METHOTH8T CHURCH LeKoy Henry, Minister Church School every Sunday 10 .m. Church Worship Services. 2nd and ourth Sundays 11 a.m., first and lilrd Sundays 7 p.m. PSCS first and third Sundays COSNELL METHODIST l.*e Anderson, minister Church School 10 a.m Worship Service 11 a.m M.Y.F Groups 6 p.m. Evening Service 7 p.m. Mid-Week Service Thursday p.m. NEW LIBERTY BAPTIST Five miles South Highway (I Russell Duffer, pastor Sunday School 10:00 n.m Morning Worship 11:00 a.m Training Union 7 pm. Evening Worship Service 8 p.m PROMISED LAND METHODIST CHURCH LeRoy Henry, minister Church School every Sunday 10 a.m. Church Worship Senrtcea — first nnd third Sundays 11:00 a.m Sec- md and fourth Sundays 8:30 p.m M.Y.F. meetings second and 'ourth Sundays 5:30 p.m, WSCS second and fourth Thursdays WEST BLYTHEVILL*: PARISH METHODIST W. B. fount, Pastor Wesley Memorial Church Church School, 10:00 ajn.. Supt ? loyd Davis Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Wrishlp Service 7 p.m NUMBER MINE BAPTIST Gene Shultz, pastor Sunday School. 9'45 a.m. Morning Worship, 11:00 a.m Sunday 2:15 p.m Mission Arm Sunday School and church at Yaruro School auditorium Training Union, 7:00 p.m. Evening Worship. 8 p.m. Evening Worship Servlc* 1 pm. Osceola Churches FIliST CHRISTIAN I* K. Still, Jr. pastor Morning Worship 10:50 «un. Evening Service 7:30 pjn. Midweek berv-ic* T.30 p.m. FIKST MKTHODIST tf- J. Couchnua, Sunday School, 8:45 ajn. Worship Service 11 a.m Methodist Youth Fellowship 6:15 Worship Service 7 pjn. Wednesday Youth Choir practice :30 pin. Senior Choir 7:30 p-m FIKST BAPTIST Percy F. Herring, pastor Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. BTU Onion 6:30 p.m Evening Service, 7:30 pjn. Midweek Service 7:30 p.m. ciunton OF CHRIST S. F. HesJrr, Evangelist Morning Worship 10:45 am. Evening Service 7:30 pm. Sunday School 9:45 a.m UiLle Study Tuesday and Friday ST. MATTHEWS Rev. Amos II. Klldirlin Every Sunday Mnss. 8:00 a.m. HALF MOON MKTHODIST CHURCH Church School 10:00 a.m Supt Earl Brtker Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Worship Service 7:00 p.m. Luxora Churches ASSEMBLY OF GOD J. C. Dickinson, pa.itor 10:00 a.m Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Worship Service 6:00 pjn. O A Service 7:30 p.m. Saturday Service 7:30 pjn Wednesday Prayer ser vice. BURDF.TTE CHURCH OF GOD R. E. Shaw, pastor Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship. 11 a.m Young People. 1:00 p.m Evening Worship 8:00' p.m riWMANUKL BAPTIST A. M. Houston, pastor Sunday School, 10 a.m Morning Worship. 11 a.m. Training Union, 7 p.m. . Evcnlns Service. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night, prayer Krvice T p.m GOSNKI.I. BAPTIST Carl CasUrman, pastor Sunday School, 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship, 11:00 a.m CHURCH OF CHRIST Bob Woodward, Kvangellst Bible study 10 a.m Preaching 11 a.m 7:30 p.m on first and third Sundays Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. H. F. shar] conducts Bible Class. FIRST BAPTIST . A. It. Hill, paitor 10: a.m Sunday School. 11:00 a.m. Worship Servioet 6:00 p.m B T TJ 7:00 p.m Worship Service 7:00 pjn Wednesday Prayer Ser vice. -i I.DXOKA METHODIST II. L Robinson, Pastor Church School 10 a.m • Morning Worship 11 a.m Methodist Youth Fellows hi groups, 6 FIKST PENTECOSTAL Norman Kent, pastor Evening Service 7:0" pm FIKST PIlKSilVTKKIAN I*. T. lawreuce, pastor Sunday School 0:45 a.m Mornlnc Worship. 11 a.m Younu People, 5:00 p.m Wednesday evening service. 7:30 FIKST ASSKMBLT OF GO1> 102 S. Hrnadway Rev. Murphy Smith, nastor Sunday School 9:45 a.rn Morning Worship 11 a.m Young People C.A.'s 6:45 p.m. Evangelistic Service 1:39 p.m. Thursday Evening 1:30 pjn. WMC Prirlay 2 p.m. 7 p.m. Evening Prayer and /ommunlon : : April 6—Maundy Thuesday 10 ajii. Holy Communion April 7—Good Friday . 0:00—11 ajn. Service »lth Mediations. ' ...... atDREIFUSl While They Last! SYRUP PITCHER By Anchor Hocking CALVARY KPISCOI'AL William J. 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