Marysville Journal-Tribune (Marysville, Ohio) i Thursday, March 26, 1953 - Page 3
Mr. And Mrs. J. Guy Van Alia Hold Open House On Fiftieth Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. 1. Ouy Van Atta of the Marion Road, who celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary March 10, were honored at a family dinner at 8 o'clock Thursday evening, at the home of their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Rowland Bishop, hear Milford Center. At a long table, with beautiful appointments centered with* a bouquet of yellow roses, covers were placed for the quests of honor, Mr. and Mrs. Van Atta and their children: the Rev. and Mrs. P. A. LePage, of Toledo; Mr. and Kingdom Builders Meet On Tuesday Mr. and Mrs. Winfield E. Behrens were hosts to "The Kingdom Builders" at the regular March meeting, Tuesday evening at their home on W. Eighth st. The Rev. E. J. Goedeking opened the evening with the scripture lesson, I Thess. Chapter S, and prayer. .', , ' The subject for discussion was: "Eschatology," the doctrine of the last and final things. It is a term used in theolbgy to explain signs and symbols of the latter days. Led by Rev. Mr. Goedeking, the question of whether or not there are divinely revealed signs, from which It may be known that the judgment, the last days are' approaching, was interestingly discussed by members,' and by three visiting ministers; the Rev. Rodger Sillers, of the Presbyterian church, the Rev. Paul Plasterer, of the English Lutheran church, jmd the Rev. G. William Wilcherrof-theTffethbdlsrchurchT Members read enlightening verses from the Bible. An informal social period with refreshments served by the hosts closed the evening. In addition to those mentioned above, there were present: Mrs. Gofedeking, Mrs. Sillars, Mrs. Plasterer, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Retterer, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Rausch, Mr., and Mrs. Phil Ruprlght, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bperger, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gunderman. . Mr«. Walter Laird, of Ashley; Mr. and Mrs. Don VanAtta, of Marion; Mr. and MM. A. J. VanAtta, of Oak Harbor, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Davis, of Plain City; Mr. and Mn. James McFadden, of Marys- vllle, and the hosts\ Mr. and Mrs. Bishop. The wedding anniversary was further celebrated on Sunday, when all who had attended the dinner at the Rowland Bishop home, with the exception of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Laird, attended the morning service at the Pharls- burg Methodist church w«th their parents,' Mr. and Mrs. VanAtta. Open House was held from 2 to 4 o'clock In the afternoon and from 7 to 9 o'clock in the evening, When Mr. and Mrs. VanAtta received more tha'n ISO relatives and friends at their, home. Yellow roses were used In profusion in the rooms, especially in the dining room, where the candle lit tea table was centered with a three- tier wedding cake with gold reco- rations, and yellow roses and candles- adorned the buffet. Mrs. VanAtta was assisted by her daughters and daughters-in- law, in serving: Mrs. Le Page, Mrs. Laird, Mrs. Bishop, Mrs. Davis, Mrs. McFadden, Mrs. Don VanAtta, Mrs. A. J. VunAtta, also by their aunts, Mrs. D. R. VanAtta and Mrs. Leo Bohrer. • Callers were from the Pharls- ourg community; Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo, Oak Har- Dor, Marlon, Delaware, Ashley, West Liberty, Rlchwood, Marys- vllle, Plain City, Mllford Center, Raymond, Broadway, North Lewisburg and Magnetic Springs. Mr. and Mrs. VanAtta were appre- clatlve__of._the_inany-_lovelyLgifts T flowers, cards and letters they received. A happy ending of'the eventful day was the arrival of <the grandchildren ' at the close* of Open House, making the family gather- Ing complete. Individual cakes had been served with the refreshments In the afternoon and evening, Mrs. VanAtta having reserved cutting of the wedding cake,until the grandchildren had joined the family. Family pictures were taken.