Wilma Flovin's Eastern Star affiliation - 6/16/61
Frost Chapter 3ES Installs New Officers Open installation of officers for Frost chapter No. 965, Order of the Eastern Star, Saturday evening, June 10, at the Masonic Hall in Frost was the occasion of a large gathering of mem bers and visitors to witness the impressive ceremony. Mrs. Emma Lee Patterson was installed as worthy matron of the chapter, and her nusband. Gus A. Patterson, was installed is worthy patron. Mr. and Mrs. Patterson reside in Corsicana but formerly lived in West Navarro County and hold their Eastern Star memberships at Frost. Installing Staff Installing officer was Alvis Smith, Slaton, prominent Mason and Shriner, a past patron of the Eastern Star order, and nephew of Mr. Patterson. He was assisted by Mrs. Mary Sparks, postmaster at Beckville and childhood friend of Mrs. Patterson, as installing marshal; by his mother, Mrs. Ida Smith, Mr. Patterson’s eldest sister, a charter member and first worthy matron of Knox City Chapter No. 119 and now a member of Ganado chapter, as installing chaplain; by Mrs. Katie B. McCulloch, past matron of Dawson chapter No. 1046. as Installing organist; and by Mrs. Syble Moore, Frost, as installing secretary pro tem. Other officers installed were Mrs. Josephine Speer, associate matron; Mr. Lamar Speer, associate patron: Mrs. Lois Vinson, secretary; Mrs. Mary Helen Green, treasurer; Mrs. Jessie Bailey, conductress; Mrs. Lena Denn. associate conductress; Mrs. Eppie Burns, chaplain; Mrs. Lula Brown, marshal. Also, Mrs. Iva Jones, organist; Mrs. Ruth Smith, Adah; Mrs. Jewell Bailey, Ruth; Mrs. Annie Lee Allen, Esther; Mrs. Reba Thompson, Martha; Mrs. Mae Young, Electa; Mrs Wilma Flovin, warder; and Mr. Norman Blister, sentinel. The women officers were at tired in attractive floor-length formal dresses of different colors, and each carried an open fan attached by pink ribbons to sprays of violets. The ceremony began with vocal solo, “My Mother’s Bible,” by Mrs. Audry Franklin of Dawson. with Mrs. McCulloch accompanying. The Holy Bible was placed on the altar by Miss Beatrice Jones The Bible used had belonged to Mrs. Patterson’s mother, now deceased. The Square and Compass were presented by W. B. Denn The outgoing worthy patron H. J. Keathley issued the call to oider, and the address of welcome was given by Mrs. Verna Tohnson, retiring worthy matron. Mrs. Reba Thompson opened the Bible, following which the Lord’s Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag were repeated in unison and the National Anthem was sung. Following the Installation, the Bible was closed, the closing ode, “Blest Be the Tie,” was sung, and the Mizpah benediction repeated. A brief program ensued, during which Mrs. Franklin sang “I Believe,” with Mrs. McCulloch at the piano. Guests Introduced Mrs. Patterson introduced the members of her and her husband’s families who were pres ent. In addition to those previously mentioned, these Included Mrs. Alvis Smith, Slaton; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Smith, Bcllville; Mrs. Jewell Ramsey, Waxahachie; Mrs. Ruby Boyd, Fort Worth; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Patterson and sons, Randy and Kenny. Jackson, Miss.; Mrs. W. H. Noble, Carrollton, Mrs. Patterson’s only sister; Mrs. Eugene Browning and Mr. and Mrs Horace Sparks, Beckville; and Mrs. George Green and Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Patterson, Blooming Grove. The Incoming worthy patron and worthy matron made their acceptance addresses, and Mrs Patterson expressed regret that her aged father, Rev. E. L. Tones, was unable to be present for the installation ceremonies. The past matron's and oast patron’s jewels and certificates were presented to Mrs. Johnson and Mr. Keathley by Mrs. Reba Thompson and W. B Denn, respectively. Gifts to the installing officers were presented by Mrs. Patterson, assisted by Mrs. Thompson, and gifts to Mrs. Patterson were presented by Mmes. Sparks Noble, and Alvis Smith. The gift of the Installing officer to Mrs Patterson was a handsome, handmade gavel with a gold band engraved with the date and other data to commemorate the affair. The benediction was pronounced by H^nry Noble, Carrollton, brother-in-law of the Patter sons. The 96 persons In attendance were registered by Mrs. Essie Mae Noble and Mrs. Constance Keathley. An informal reception with refreshments of pink punch and white cake squares was held in the banquet hall. The refreshment table was laid with nylon net over pink and centered with an attractive arrangement of pink and white roses. Pink and white roses were used also to decorate the chapter room. Especially admired during the refreshment interlude was an ice ring in which pink roses were frozen, and which floated in thp punch bowl. Pink najklns. embossed with the honorees’ names in gold, and pink crystal punch cups were used to complete the pink color theme Attending from Corsicana other than Mr. and Mrs Patterson were Mmes. Wilma Flovin Eva Parham, and Cleta Wright, and Miss Lucille Dixon; and the following members of Corsicana chapter No. 118: Mr and Mrs. Alton Ju.st.iss. Mr, and Mrs. Lawrenc* Hoff- REVIVALIST Rev. Harold Michols of Marshall is conducting a revival meeting at the Cedar Creek Missionary Baptist church at Pickett. The services continue through Sunday. Rev. Joe Evans is the host pastor. man, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Merrell, Misses Anna Belle Cavender, Jessie Mae Hilliard and Ethel Fendley; and Mmes. Reta Thompson, Marguerite Buck, Lellene Tatum, Emma Bailey, Ettie Mae Roper, Mary Cook, Evelyn Carroll and Laura Mitchell. IN THE SERVICE Army Sergeant First Class Harold R, Johnson, 34, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Johnson, Route 4, Corsicana, completed the Caribou aircraft repair transition course at The Trans portation School, Fort Eustis. Va., June 2. The course, the first of its type held at the school, provides instruction in the field maintenance of Caribou aircraft. The primary feature of the Caribou, the Army's largest aircraft, is its ability to take-off in 540 feet and land in 520 feet, at full gross weight, under zero wind conditions. Sergeant Scott entered the Army in 1945 and has served in the Far East. He is a graduate of Mildred High School. Army Pfc. Jerry A. Beasley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jess T Beasley, 409 North Main street. Corsicana, recently became a member of the Seventh U.S. Army’s Order of Gold Patriots while serving with the 51st In- fnntry in Germany. Members of this voluntary movement have pledged thei' support of President John F Kennedy in reducing the outflow of gold from the U.S. In so do ing they have agreed to save a certain percentage of their pa each month. Chapters are being established throughout the Seveth Army. Beasley, a driver in the infantry’s Company D, entered the Army in August, 1960, and completed basic combat training at Fort Hood, Texas. The 18 year-old soldier attended Corsicana High School. Houston Couple Hurt Thursday In Car Mishap Mr. anu Mrs. Riley ».iaxwell 038 Foster, Houston, are seiious condition in Memorial nospital as a result of an auto mobile accident on U.S. Highway 75 two miles south of Rich jand Thursday at 8:55 a.m. Both received head injuries and deep acerations. They were X-rayed Neal Hill, highway patrolman .said the investigation was not complete, but apparently the automobile, a lSHjl red corvair Chevrolet sedan, went out of control and overturned on the pavement. The vehicle was damaged $1500. Mrs. Maxwell, 70, was driving the car at the time. They were traveling north. Her husband, 76, is a Houston policeman. A Griffin ambulance brought the injured couple to the hospital. The couple was en route to Minnesota on a vacation trip and to visit relatives. Their condition at noon was described as Fairly Good.” Robert Farmer services Held Funeral services for Robert H. Farmer, 70, retired oil field worker, who died in the VA Hospital in Marlin Monday, were held from the Griffin Chapel Wednesday at 1 p.m. with burial in the Mankin cemetery in Henderson county A military service was held at the grave. The services were conducted by Rev. Max Dunks. Baptist minister of Trinidad. Farmer formerly resided in Corsicana and was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are his wife ot Trinidad; three sons, C. S. Farmer, Odessa; Eugene Farmer, Austin, and Robert J. Farmei. Wyoming; a daughter, Mrs. Letha Joyce Calvert, Houston; six grandchildren, a brother, J. B Farmer, Crossroads; a half brother, James Owen Farmer, Fort Worth, and other relatives. Nephews were pallbearers. WOOD TRANSFERRED Curtis Wood has been transferred to Medical Arts hospital in Dallas from Memorial Hospital for furthej treatment for burns received last May 31 when he came in contact with 7,200- volts of electricity while at work on a power line for the Texas Power and Light Company ona lease east of Corsicana.