The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 26, 1941 · Page 5
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 1911 BLYTIIEYILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde Lewis the First Baptist Clunrh. Dullus. I'oxas. was the principal speaker JH the cnnfercnrc held at ;h e Sec- omi Baptist. Child Stirs Sometimes As Readon Family Molds Hope For Recovery CHICAGO (UP)— LliUe Mary Ellen Reardon begins today (he ' fourth year of a mysterious' sleep ! from which doctors say there may ! be no awakening, ' | Gently cushioned in a pink erib ' where encephalitis .struck her in i 1HS8, pretty Mary Ellen looks much i like any other little girl of 5. More j peaceful, perhaps, but rosy-cheeked, ! with .sparkling blue eyes and soft ' , Blonde curls. j j Her placid face is brightened by > 'an occasional lunu. .smite. Her par- ' ems, Mr. and Mrs. .Dame] Rear- i don. beneve me r.mile is a mark: of j recovery—{in answer Lo three years j of prayeriul vigil.. " I "Time and prayer li;n\? brought i that smile," her mother said. "I { know tncy will cure her, too." ! Mary Ellen's parents interpret I recovery in a shgnt movement, of j arms and legs—tne first voluntary ' acnon since March 25. 1938. Tne ' child's lingers once were stiif from i paralysis. Today they are straight! ana soft and ne.xible, and warm to ; Jioid. i Smiles- Upon Mother j And tne smile i.s real, especially i whi-n Mary Euen\s eyes locus oil ! her mother. J it was iVtfS when the child, then 2. fell ill with measles- Pneumonia scon developed, tnen a streptojoc- cic throat mieclion. For a while ^.she cned and mumoled. but graci- .^Lially her voice trailed o;T. ami 'burrowing, her blonde head iniu warm, ruffled pillows, .she feu asleep. Periodically .she lifted her lids. but her eyes were blank. She could not speak, nor, apparently, Uiink. Doctors .said .she had encephalitis, caused by a filtrablc virus, a .sleeping sickness lor which medicine knows no remedy. For most 01 tnree years, she lay paralyzed, unable to command her muscles in any way. She showed no consciousness; no response LO food, to people, or to activity about her. Her mother bathed and turned her. She was fed through a stomach tube. Mary Ellen grew .slowly. Now she is several inches tuller' find several pounds heavier- Her heart and lungs are strong., . .' Can HI<m> Limbs A few months ago, she began to smile when her mother spoke. She started gulping- her food like a baby. Tne paralysis disappeared i'p'om her legs and arms. At rare T^moments she mo-ved them. But she has not spoken. It is for the time she does, that , Mrs. Reardon keeps an endless ! watch at the bedside. Nearby, a | miniature altar and crucifix light- i eel by candle - flame, have been i fashioned on a tiny dressing table I —for the mother's hours of daily I prayer. ! Novcnas for the child's recovery ' are conducted by hundreds of \vo)'- ; shippers at .several Chicago' churches. Another novena is held ; at a church in Louisville. Ky-. where Mary Ellen's father, a de- i Tense project worker, .spends most | Q[ his leisure hours. i "1 have never given up hope." ' Mrs. Reardon said. "Time and i prayer will bvinsr Mary Ellen back to me well and happy." ' ; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jordan are pan-ills ol K daughter born sit tlu'lr home on i?oi:lh ni'oixhvay Monday Tin- buby \vei^iu, H ., cij-m out- hair pounds has Joanctlo. Tli^ Joreltiiis oilier chikl. a .small Mary Evelyn. Mrs. Jordan is the lorm Evelyn Emerson. Mij>s> of Attend the nuMnbcrs vr Club who uvre nninocl to i}) { - (jiennial council of tl;c Forrest city Dis- Fwlcraliyn of Women's clubs to meet in narn.sbur« »n Friday an- Mrs. ,j 0 h n \y. K ( |> rin^ton. president; Mrs \v F Hu:u, Mrs. R. H. Jones; ' Mrs. L. W .\VuHei\s, Mrs. K. and Mrs. Joe Watson. Others jilariniiiK to M Mrs. \v. B. John \Vl5ii<>. Mr.s. W. E. Hunt will response | 0 Uu- addre (.'OJiie, R Deinal llymene, elnss o f is «t home with the Rev. and Mrs. Lester M. Bickford on i;j» S |. H.,I C avenue \V(>lby VomiK drove to St, Louis Monday afternoon on business. Mrs, John \V. Kdrlnjjton and her inoUn-r. Mrs. W. B. Fiaunii'.nn, ue- cempanied by Mrs. W. H. Hunt drove to Fast St.. Louis Sunday to be mie.sis of her .sister, Mrs/Val Campbell and lo attend the St. Louis darden and FUiwei 1 .Sho\v this week. O. M. Hill jr.. is in bed \vith foot infection. O;:t-ui'-!o\vn vi;ilor- at court this week have been Virgil Cireene, Claude Cooper anrl Jud^e Zal [}. Harri:.oii of lUytheville; L. P. Bowdcn of Joiner; Lueien Coleman ot" l.epanto; Attorney O. C. Hcrvey. Trmuai,; and Ow.lc Nunnally of Tyinn/a. Nanev Sninv Wilson has returned to M'huol at titimn Hall In St;iun- ton. Va.. after spending MIC! Mprinit here with her mother, Mr.s. n. S. Wilson, nnd her Ki'and- parents. Mr. and Mrs. J. L Williams. Attorney Myron Nailing has »•«•- ;lurned homo from a tliree weeks, i business trip In the North uncl j F,its( mid i n Canada as u representative of i ho phi Kappa Sigma fraternity. M,-. Ns,l)]!n(- vhllrd chapters at leadim.; colleges and Six County Men Are and William H. Simmons, both of 1 j x i i » Osceola; James w. SSwver Ma- IlWUCted Into Army "Ha; Orlin. E, Cross, Wilson and Everett T. Young of Leachviile; Carl Leford of Blytheville and live other Mississippi county men were aiming 39 men Included into the United States Army under ihu Selective Service act at Little Rock yesterday. Olhcr.s were Charles JJ. Lambert TO TEACH EVANSTON.-dark Shaughnes-' sy of Stanford University's Rose Bowl champions will teach this .summer at the Northwestern Urn", vcrsity's football coaching schoo, 1 . and Mr.s. make the ) of \vel- Vote /or "The caplabi tries lo gel in a litlle adverlisinir now and Iheul" x Miss Martlui Shepherd of Kerr- viile. Tenn., h» lS arrived in O.sceola to LN.-COMIC ansnc:ialc<! wlih the dental ofllci! ot Dr. George C Cone Miss Shepherd L s a untduiito of the University o Osceola Society—Personal wore Mrs, Dw.gnt H. Black- weed, Mrs. Jcttio Driver. Mr. ami Mrs. D. H. Blackwood Jr., Mrs. J. D. Borum, Mrs. Ida Tucker. Mrs, D. A. Silcr and the Rev. and Mrs' Harold B. Tillman. Dr. George W. Truett. pasicr of atethodists Make Survey The Rev. Glen F. San ford, pastor of (ho Marion Methociisl Church, is in Csceola this week directing the religious survey being made by the local Methodist church, a feature of L.he Church Loyalty Campaign being carried on by all churches of the town.and to be climaxed with services on Easter Sunday. Supper is being served at the 1 church each night at 6:30 to the teams of workers, followed by a short devotional period and two hours visitation in the homes of unaffiliateci and unenlisted church members. A second feature of the season's efforts is the noonday prayer meeting for business men on each Wednesday at 12:30 at the Gem Theatre. The .week proceeding Easier Sunday a .shon. .service will be held- each day at 12:30. Mrs. C. vV. Watson, Mrs. J. L. Glascoe. Mrs. W. J. Spicer and Mr.s. O. W. Knight have been named delf^ales to rhe conference of Methodist women to meet, in Fort Smith in April. Attend Rally Osceolans who drove to Little Rock Thursday to attend the statewide rally in the interest of Christian Education and Ouachita Col- OXY I^AST TIMES TONIGHT BARGAIN NIGHTS JOc & 20c According in r records, quiet- 13 warships one Shorts TZ t:r open Thur.-i''n'.-Sai WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY ! UMITBD ! wwimm Christopher MorJcy's Nort/, *•> DENNIS MORGAN JAMES CRA',0 _% K O g AOIO PICT'jag nossART;- 6U0YS mm by SAM WGQD ~~ -f one Oade* St2w 3 r?, Also Paramount Nsvs, ^- Ceniedv Matinee Bcr< O Mon-Tuc-Wed-Thur-t'Yi. featuring Vivien Leigh Clark Gable Olivia De Havilland Leslie Howard Three Shows Daily 12:00—4:00—8:00 Admission: - liners t<, fi- l((t . TO KLCN UUOl) a.m.. 12:43 p.m.. 4;."» v.m after G;0t) 5tj«j f L > AII i e RiU '^4 PI,OMP HO\Y V* i ' x ° ^,')ss:-'—I.Overyboch' P;iv.-' [-•••^M II "... '•" * J ~^,' 'i'J'J . 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