lass Persecution Of Missionaries In China Is Reported Others r Arrest | Restrictions floctd i Mony; Church cials Conct rned k-OnfTh* worst mass -- of American miislon- l^i eur history now it going Otmmunlat China, church Mid today. They gave (his . pteture: minionarici In , \ ttMMr tew* arrest. i oOwrs rÂ«trictod in their , prevent*! from leav- Â« irrtry add nibiKUd to tat accuaatWtu and attack* situation has become ex' Wallace American mUstonariw since the first otwi want out nearly 150 years ago. It ha* smashed one of the meet extensively -i mpjwrted Â· mlwlon fields of American churches/which five years ago had 2,Â»M millenaries In' China--2,SU Protestant and 450 American Catholics. Only 1(3 are left. All of them--1SS Catholic*.and 40 Protestant*--are reported under various kinds of restrictions, charges and punishment. UteirnUev 8*Â«gU Church spokeimen said the Stale, Department, presumably through nations that have relations with Bed China, Is ieeklnicto Intervene In behalf af Ihe missionaries. Until thti ..month,/ the churthes have b*eH guardedly iin- talkative about the overall status of the China mliilonarles for,fear of causing added reprisals against them , "Hat* la being whipped up against them by mob psychology In a way that Is extremely dangerous and uncontrollable/'. Merwin laid. Father Fred Magulre, of the Catholic Mission Secretariat in Washington, said, "There never was a time when American' missionaries in ucb great numbers have faced such ctrcumttancea" A l ina missionary for Ig'yeari Dlviihm of Â«JÂ» .Nationa of Churches of Chrirt In Â· A. Roman Cathoile and, Jrot tetter* Â»ajd that ntvtr IB land has thÂ«r* bera such Father Magulre aaid , elimination of all Americana and official persecution 0 all foreign minions from China is likely In a very short time, "That certainly la their objective," he said, Seek Eeturn ef Manr Â· 111 first disclosing the mimbers of missionaries held, the National Council's China Committee ' said recently It decided only after careful consideration to break the'li- lence it had maintained to long. The committee said" it acted: in hopes that public knowledge of " t h i s unprecedented situation" Involving Americans might help to speed their return home. No names were: given - but the Statement detailed, cases of 'cruelty and malnutrition inflicted, on missionaries. At least 'one 'died in prison under uncertain circum- ilances. One has 'disappeared, his Souse left locked and empty, One reportedly has been: sentenced; to 12 years at hard labor. Public trials, at which'crowd! were stirred to a high emotional pitch and accusations shouted at missionaries from coached .accusers, were described from reports brought out of China. ' "It would scern," Merwin said Â·'that in practically every instance thrmlsaionftries are being held for propaganda purposes, since man; have been used' as the centra character* in these public trials." ; HÂ« said they' were-accused '.of such crimes ae espionage, embezzlement and murder of :hospital patients. , . Officirs teWW ITMIOHT IOUMOM WHIIKIT aÂ»JMt,aK Â· MÂ«*.*l. lecturer--Mrs. Alington Cototy. All of the L officers StaU Grange Master J. L. Moore berta Martin; steward-^john Harof Gateway attended * meÂ«tlni it wtrÂ« preÂ«Â«nt to be installed by the Salem Community buildinÂ« Tueaday to witriea* iostallaticn of officer! of the new_subordinate .Mrs. Elizabeth Kemp. Rogers, assisted by the installation team from Zion Oak Grange. ,,. . Of/leers installed'. were: Master-rCecil Myers; S37 Leverett Street, Fayetteville; overieer . '.m-: -- tir^l u l^n+(iviii_^-Urva il_ din; assistant steward-- Phillip Mnoon; chaplain -- Mm. Iipren Gibson; treasurer--Mrs..WiUirr. Minter. Secretary-^Mrs. Hena Johnson; Mtekeeper -- Howard Nickels; cert's--Mrs: Essie Weir: pomona --Marguerite Hutchinson; assis- tint steward -- Juanita Hardjn; Executive. Committee members-Loren Gibson, W. A. Martin, Floyd Johnion. It iÂ« believed that fireflies do not-eat in the adult, wlriied.itorm, living en enerty'ftorea when they were worms living in Â«hÂ» ground. BucMef RAGSDALE Uf|KM %NMM| iOnlp All work done by band by experts Specializing in Cleaning and Repairing Oriental Rugs Wall to Wall Carpeting Cleaned Without Removing Hand Binding Machine Serging Sizing r-- Moth Proofing ; Upholstered Furniture ~ Cleaning - Contract Carpet Laying We Pick-up and Deliver Call for Frat- Ettimat* Phone 2112 326 A. North WÂ«it St. HOTEL Washington EXTENDS A HEARTY WELCOME TO United Commercial travelers Welcoming EvÂ«ry Traveler With HM Courttoui Service Tlwt Soyi "Come Again" Mrs. Haymond Drake Â»m! daughter, Rajcan, ' of Ontario, Calif, are guests-of Mr. and Mrs: Dlllard Drake and Mr. and Mrs. Bill EarW. Â· Mr. and Mrs. Jc53 : Hawkins, who. have been with Mr. Hawkins' mother, Mrs. Matt Hawkins ,of Twin Falls, Idaho, for two weeks, have reported that Mfa. Hawkins is recovering from the illness that called the .ouple to Idaho. The Rev. and. Mrs. Frank Taff of Mulberry were, weekend guests of Mr. and Mrn. Joe , Frltts, Sr., and Mr. and Mrs. Bailard Drake, ' J B. Elzie of Greenland was Â» weekend guest of lils . son and daughter-in-law,- Mr, and Mrs. OlenBlzle. ' (\ ' ' Â·'Â· The Rev. E.J. Counts spent the weekend with' the Rev. and Mrs. Theodore Agullar of Jenks, Okla. Â·He preached at/the Jenks Baptist Church Sunday : morning. v The Friendship Club will meet Priday at 2 p. in, with Mrs. Nell iughes.' ' ' ' Â· * Â· ' Â· ' ' Â· Â· Â· Mr. and Mrs. Owen Johnson were Sunday luncheon .gueslÂ«f'bf Â«r. and Mrs. Jim JqhnÂ»oni;cl Hound Mountain.". : Weekend guestji of Mr. and Mrs, Dan Myers we're 1 -Mr. and Mrs William Pi-Btcr and children, Ora Lee and Jerry Lcc, of.Lutcsvillc Mo., and Cpl. Don Prater, who was en route from Washington, D C., to Stockton, Calif., for overseas duty. ' The Rov. and Mrs. 1 Bazil Ixw- ford and daughters,' Maryln and Betty Jo, left Monday on a vacation trip to Bakersfield 'and other other places in California. SulphurCity Â· Mothers Day will .be observed at the Baptist Church with a pro- Â£ am Â»nd sermon by the Rev W. Witt of Farmington. Ottls Price arid sons, Bob ant Charles Everettc, of Dt Soto, Kan. sueht Friday night with his par ents, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Price Saturday,they went to Fort Smith to visit Mr. and Mrs. Earnest For roll and on to Booncvillc for a visit with Miss Florence White. Friends here have received thi announcement of the:graduation o Mrs. Marshall Thumeau at John Brown University. The Rev. Marshall Thurncau was pastor of the Baptist Church here and resigned to enter J.B. University to pre- uare for mission work. Mr. and Mrs. W. .L. Harris attended the Sunday School rally at Blackburn-Sunday afternoon. Mrs, Archie .Brashears and sons, Junior und Jitnmie, of.De Soto, Kan., arc spending the week with Mrs. Braahears' parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Price. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Thalheimcr of Fayettcvlllc were guests of Mrs. Neil McKlnnon Sunday afternoon. ON THI SQUAR8 SQU ijy.y. -- _ Â»t Â«Â· rwaOtlM urflnt MM w run, )(Mlar Men HUU- MR (D), CMMctieut. koMa kwrfa wHk Mt fftt* Ml a NÂ«w. TwH kM*l M he tiMWMN.n* will N*k tti* D*nw*raUt MmlMUM ror U* artammy. 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