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BlythevlUt (Ark.) Courier N*wi - Saturday, October 1, Utt Page Threi New York City is fast completing o center for the arts without rival in the world. In the space of a few short years, a succession of modern theaters has gone up on the mid-Manhattan site called Lincoln Center. Now there is another one. The transition of the cultural complex from dream to reality is complete with the debut in a new home of one of New York's most venerable institutions, the metropolitan opera Lincoln Center's four completed theaters are the New York State Theater, left; the Metropolitan with its five great arches, top center; Vivian Beaumont Theater for repertory, visible beyond Lincoln Center PJua trees at upper right, and Philharmonic Hall, right. Famed French artist Mare Chagall designed the poster heralding the opening. First production on the season's bill is the World premiere of Samuel Barber's new opera, "Antony and Cleopatra," witten especially for the occasion. The Metropolitan's auditorium, viewed from stage with orchestra pit and prompter's box in foreground, seats 3,778, 153 more than the old opera house. The stage's soaring proscenium is 54 feet high and 54 wide. Starburst chandeliers drop from the petal-effect ceiling. Backstage activity before the opening. The tailor shop, above, prepares costumes. Last Years of the Churck? The Role of The Clergy In Times of Crisis ; By DAVID POLING Special Writer ' Newspaper Enterprise Asstt. NEW YORK - (NEA). — Americans have been properly alarmed at the fires and explosions from Harlem to Hough to Watts. "Burn, baby, burn" is no longer something to be cured by sun tan lotion. But long before the flames hit the wasteland of Watts, churches have been burned throughout the South. Not gas stations or furniture stores or appliance shops, but churches which placed themselves at the head of the civil rights protest in Dixie and the mid-South. And as this is true in the leadership of the civil rights movement, with clergymen at the front (and we have t h e For a ^.^ mjnjster Qr rab . graves to prove it), H is also faj (Q b£ hoi)M( (Q ]]js caj)jng true of the war on poverty. Said . sjncere jn hjs sU]d Q{ the gcri Saul Alinsky, the fiery P r ° fes , ; lures and faithful' to his vows, sional agitator, d a m n e d and he . } ^ fjnd actjve jn _ , hailed across the continent for his personal war on poverty: ..~ is going to find ... volvement in the World. It may his personal war on poverty: y from wrj( . a newspaper "The only major institutions ^.^ askj (he communitv to fighting for justice, decency and !iye up to a fajr housjng ^ equality in America are the lo bejng kjl , ed jn a soulhern churches." t own a ft er leading a voter reg- * ,* * , , , istration drive. It may be con- But with this new breed ot |siderale and cau [ ious as help . clergymen, deep divisions havei ing gn elder , y pai . isllioner to surfaced within the churches. I sjgn for Medicare or as explos . Social action means controversy | jve and unpleasant as leading a and a controversial c ergyman rent strjke Jn Ha] ., em *nn c-nlU i nniirpn frnm TnP. T , n - , , - . can split a church from the TOP TWIRLER — Myra Jane Wilson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wilson of Trumann and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Wallace of here, has been named featured twirler for the University of Missouri at olla ROTC Band. It is all social action and when the reaction sets in congregations experience discord, injury that may never heal. * * « Perhaps one result of this social upheaval is a wider recognition of the seriousnes to today's problems. Too long the church seemed to be lost in its own choral music, safely established behind stained glass, speaking softly in cathedral tones about love, justice and reconciliation. Challenges Saul Alinsky again "For centuries you've talked one way about a men being created equal in God's own image; you talk about the mystical body of Christ knowing no color line and so forth, and you've had the damnedest, most segregated operations going on. Your ministers became public relations men on golf courses and brotherhood picnics and the church became so sterile that eventually it had to face up to the question of whether it believed any of its own stuff... There's a new tide running in the churches. It's strong and it's going in the direction of decent Judaic - Christian objectives." * * + If Mr. John Q. Churchgoer is getting a little displeased by the clergy leading a war on poverty a sit-in at Selma, or a march on Washington, he'd better fasten his seat belt — or pew cushion. If his anxiety level is rising fast after .learning that the major religious film awards went to "Nothing But A Man" and "The Pawnbroker," with "Darling" "The Greatest Story Ever Told" he is going to have to take plasma when he sees the next major bomb brake over his beloved church. * * * If Mr. Loyal Layman has endured new morality along with the new math, swallowed hard at the God-is-Dead debates, wait until Viet Nam and the Asian crises scramble in. For it is coming, and it will be led, not p a c i f i s t s or professional jinks or "known" Communists >r Fifth Amendment Americans 3ut by the clergy of the United States. The Viet Nam crisis is emerging as the largest thundercloud on the church horizon. Te energy, emotion and force The energy, emotion and force of this issue will last for years equaled in our lifetime. RED ROOSTER NN Interstate 55 At No. 9 Overpass Serving the Finest Char-Broiled Steaks and Hamburgers Between Memphis and St. Louis. Country Ham - Regular Dinners Daily Special Sunday Dinner For Church-Goers Logan's Texaco Service "Trust Your Car to the Man Who Wears the Star Phone PO 3-9715 QUICK QUIZ Q — Why is Baltimore, Md. called the "Monumental City"? A — It is so-called from the fact that it was tile first to erect a monument to the memory of George Washington. Q — What are the chief swine producing countries of the world? A — China is first, followed by tiie United States, Germany, Russia and Spain, in that order. Q — According to scientists, where does space begin? A — Although there is no exact or recognized boundary, many space scientists place the beginning of space — as far as earth is concerned — at 60 miles above the earth's surface. Q — When is a person said to "have the floor" in an assembly? A — When he has been granted by the presiding officer the privilege of speaking to the members. Q — What is meant by saying that a country is on the gold standard? A — When a nation defines its unit of currency as a definite weight of pure gold it is said to be on the gold standard. Read Courier News Classifieds KNAPP SHOES Malcolm R. Johnston 1104 Laurant Ave. Caruthersville, Mo. Today In History By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Saturday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 1966. There are 91 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1945, the Medal of Merit was presented to composer Irving Berlin for creating and producing the musical revue "This is the Army." On this date: In 1781, American naval officer James Lawrence was born. ..awrence, commanding the ship 'Chesapeake" was mortally wounded in battle. His dying words: "Don't give up the :hip," became the battle cry of ;he nation. In 1908, the first Model T r ord was made. In 1846, 18 ranking Nazi leaders were found guilty as war criminals and were sentenced to death. These included Hermann joering, who killed himself be- ore he could be executed. Ten years ago — West German Chancellor Konrad Ade- lauer called for what he termed a revitalization of the seven-na- ion Western European Union and the revamping of it into a confederation so that, in his words: "Europe still remains of some importance in the world." Five years ago — New York Yankee baseball star Roger ifaris became the first major eague player in history to hit more than 60 home runs in a season. The 27-year-old outfielder's 61st homer was hit at Yan- tee Stadium during the New York team's final game of the •egular season. One year ago — Secretary of State Dean Rusk would up a se- ies of talks with Soviet Foreign | Minister Andrei Gromyko with iut reaching any specific agree ment on any of the subjects ouched upon. HIGH STEPPER — Linda Lou Lipscomb of Blytheville, a freshman Special Education major at Arkansas State College, will be one of six majorettes leading the Marching Indian Band in its appearance in the Arkansas Livestock Exposition Parade in Little Rock Oct. 4. Bank Teller to Boxer Before he became a professional fighter and later world heavyweight boxing champion, James G. (Gentleman Jim) Corbett was a bank teller. Snakes have no external ears or eardrums and cannot hear sound waves in the air. The snake charmer's music has nothing to do with charming snakes. The common shrew, contrary I o popular belief, is not blind hough its small eyes are almost concealed by fur. It must eed almost continuously because of its rapid metabolic rate and is said to consume its own weight in food every three lours, according to the Ency- clopaedia Britannica. Our Reputation for QUALITY We arc specialists in fully guaranteed monuments sculpturedfrom I BARRE I SelectBarrc Monuments McHANEY AND SONS, INC. 'Your Monument Men" !. Hwy. 61 — Blytheville Ph. PO 2-2601 Open Sunday Afternoons GET LOST AND LOVE IT WITH YOUR NEWSPAPER THE SPORTS PAGE FOR DAD—THE CLUB NEWS FOR MOTHER—FEARLESS FOSWELL'S LATEST ESCAPADES, FOR JUNIOR! THESE FEATURES, AND HUNDREDS MORE, MAKE THE PAPER A MUCH-LOVED MEMBER OF THE FAMILY! make ft a regular member . . . sub- -ibe today tor lervice-to-your-door. PO 3-4461 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS If you believe in signs... ... take a good look st your calendar ... or at the leaves which are beginning to fall from the trees in your own front yard. Then you'll heed the signpost... winter is just around the corner. Time, we, down at the gas company, say, to give us a ring ... telling us to fill your home with all the comfort and convenience of dependable, economical natural gas heating. We'll be glad to make a free estimate on installing natural gas in your home. And... if yen believe in signs... the time is now. Ark-Mo Power Co

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