The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 14, 1954 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 14, 1954
Page 3
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER K2WS PAGE THREE Caruthersville News Dr. Robert G. Bratcher, a missionary to Brazil, spoke at both the morning and evening services of First Baptist Church of Caruth ersvllle Sunday. He also showed n;otion pictures Illustrating his wor^ as a missionary at the evening service. Dr. Bratcher was a U. S. Navy chaplain during two years of World "War n. He has been serving as a missionary to Brazil arid as professor and dean of the Baptist College and Seminary at Rio. He has written several stories about his mission work and is the author of a book, "Land of Many Worlds." Brother Aubrey L. Payne, missionary to the Bahamas, delivered the sermon Sunday morn. ing at First Christian Church of Caruthersville. Mr. Payne was born in Canton, Ga., in 1907 and Mrs. Payne was born in Canton, in 1911. Mrs. Payne was the first person Mr. Payne baptized. The Paynes spent two weeks in the Bahamas in 1953 and will soon return there for a stay of four years. Mrs. Payne did not accompany her husband to this area because of a slight illness. Rev. James Blanton, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, has stated that again this year the Community Services Organization is planning to act as a clearing house for churches and other groups sponsoring Christmas charities. Lists will be checked against other lists to avoid duplication of gifts and to avoid overlooking deserving families. Rev. Blanton stated that groups doing Christmas charity are re 7 . quested to phone the Presbyterian Church office so that their lists may be checked against the others, j The general committee for the fund to construct a new Sacred Heart Catholic School building in Caruthersville attended a 7 a.m. Sunday mass and afterward met at the Top Hat Cafe for a kick-off breakfast. The committee, headed by J. A. "Peck" Hayden of this city, called upon members of the congregation in Pemiscot County at their homes Sunday afternoon to receive their donations and pledges. For the fourth straight year, a manger scene has been erected on the lawn of the First Christian Church. Rev. J. L. Bennett said that the purpose of the scene is to bring; to the minds of the people the true meaning ol ChrUtmaa. The CaruthersvUle Chapter ol the Order of DeMolay met at the Masonic Temple Monday evening of last week. Major business brought before the group was in reference to the Christmas food baskets for the needy which the Masonic Lodge will donate again this year. The UeMolays will gather toys to put in the baskets. At the DeMolay Chapter's dance, Saturday, Dec. 4, were two sailors from the Millington Navy Base near Memphis, Tenn. They were Vernan Kite, a member of the Mineral Area DeMolay Chapter, and Paul Durbine, one of Kite's friends. Also spending the weekend here were 17 members of the Mineral Area Chapter of DeMolay. They were returning a visit the local chapter made in February to Des Loge and Flat River, towns in which Mineral Area Chapter members live. Elva Ray Lilliard, who has been working in Chicago for the past and a half, arrived home Friday to spend Christmas With his mother, Mrs. E. P. Thurman of Route l, Caruthersville. Elva said that he is awaiting no- ification of when to take his phys- cal examination at St. Louis, prior o entrance into the United States Navy. v ; He graduated from Sacred Heart, ;atholic School in the class of 951-52. He spent a year in East St. Louis before moving to Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Limbaugh, Caruthersville, and Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Kidwell, of Hayti, left by automobile Tuesday for St. jouis. where they left Wednesday iy train for Washington, D.C. They, with more than 50 other vlissourians, are attending the 36th .nnual American Farm Bureau r ederation convention at New York Dec. 12-16. They arrived in Washington Thursday and spent the day touring points of interest there. Friday was spent on the Chesapeake Bay and at Norfolk, Va. They arrived in New York City Saturday afternoon and are expected to return home Saturday of this v;eek. - s A short program of Christmas Carols was presented at the high school auditorium Sunday afternoon with more than 100 Girl Scouts taking party. Each girl made a toy and during the program the toys were presented to ministers of the various churches in order to have the toys placed in Christmas baskets for needy families. B. F. "Hot" Rogers, of Caruthersville, has been named Pemiscot County chairman for the annual March of Dimes drive. The drive will be held Jan. 3-31 arid money collected will be used in the fight against polio. The youth of the First Christian Church will present a Christmas irogram, in the form of a pageant, it the church Sunday evening, Dec. i, The woman's council of the Christian Church will meet Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. C. C. Neeley. Bobby Joe Tanner returned home Monday of last week after undergo- ng an appendectomy the previous Wednesday at Pemiscot County Memorial Hospital in Hayti. He is reported in good condition. Shirley Fox, who Is attending a Memphis business college, spent the weekend here visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Fox. ' Joe Anders, a Memphis State freshman, visited with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe D. Anders, of Route 1, Caruthersville. The traveler's check has been in use since 1891. NEW CUSTOMER!' NEW DISCOVERY! It comes as a new discovery to each new Raymond Zachry customer that his individual savings on insurance can be so surprisingly large. Actually as much as 20%—$2 back out of every $10 spent. 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