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 - Dis An' Dot T E E FLORENCE S. OGDEN In...
Dis An' Dot T E E FLORENCE S. OGDEN In Brisbane, Australia, she Is known as Mrs. Arthur W a d e , clubwoman and socialite, Chairman Chairman of the Women's Auxiliary, Nati6n'al Art Gallery Society of Queensland, past H o n o r a r y Treasurer of the Victoria League, one of the British Empire societies, societies, ami active In educational, civic and social affairs of ii e r liome city. But to us here at home, she Is Mamie Lou, a Mississippi Delta girl who made good In the Brit- sh Empire. To look at her, and to h e a r icr speak, if you didn't k n o w , you woijld say, "She Is q u i t e English." And she is. T h o u g h born and bred in the Briar Patch, she has spent most of her adult ifc in the British Empire, as a British subject -- eight years In England, the balance In Austra- ia, except for visits back h o m e . She has lived so long among the British that she has taken on a British air, as well as accent, and, l-thtokH*e-feeHBgs-oJ-the-British. Both of her children, a daugh- er Dr. Gytha Wade, now a prac- icing physician in Australia, an a son Ccdrlc, student at the Un ·ersity of Queensland, have exe clsed their privilege of c h o 1 c granted them at the age of twen .yone, and are American citizen While they live Down Under, bot verc'born in the United State --to be exact, in Greenville, Mis slsslppi, at the King's Daughtei lospital. Which all goes to prov hat once this Delta mud gets o 'our shoes, it sticks! Mrs. Wade Is presently vlsitln n Bolivar County with her fam y, Mrs. Carl Nichols of Rosedal nd Mrs. Dell Hardy and Ma lolm Soutcr of Pace. She came o Mrs- Arthur Wade educated In England. He came he United States in his sclcntlfii 'leld and here met his wife. Thej went to Australia as bride a gr n nm, ln(f'r liypH In six weeks sojourn, In i Constellation bearing 78 super passen ;ers--all women, war brides o eight years, then returned to tralla where Dr. Wade died a years ago. After Pearl Harbor, when Aus tralia was threatened with invas Ion by the Japanese, Dr. Wade lent his wife and children to tin States, to Pace, where they re mained" until the war was over They came in March 1942 by blacked-out ship, 135 passengers mostly women and children -- 9( children -- In 19 fast days, no one stop. Mrs. Wade was allowec $50.00 in cash and their return trip tickets. They remained here until the early spring of 1 9 when they were allowed to return to Brisbane. The children, Gytlia and Cedrlc, tear old Saxon names because Wade was proud of his heritage. ~!ytha, which s t e m s from

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  1. The Delta Democrat-Times,
  2. 16 Jun 1957, Sun,
  3. Page 6

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