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t r mcguyer party pg 1 - HAPPY CLIMAX TO McGUYER WEEK- De/fo County's...
HAPPY CLIMAX TO McGUYER WEEK- De/fo County's Oldest Resident Greets Friends on / 00th Birthday By Paris News Correspondent granddaughter - in-law, Mrs. Elton , two feet in diameter, was iced in COOPER — Thomas Rufus Mo- McGuyer, here from Casa Grande. ! white and decorated in pink and ' „ , . , . Guyer Week, o ficmlly observed in A ri... brought him a cactus-wood ' green, with one tall pink candle, • • Cooper, was -!im;ixed with open •house Sunday afternoon for the i hpnoree on his 100th birthday an-1 niversary. In spite of the register, i listing more than 400, accurate The huge birthday cake, nearly J? \.< and the inscription "Happy Birth- 1 See DELTA, Page 8, Col. 1 coun t of the visitors was lost, ; for voun g and old came all | j a f l e r n ° ° n lon g to shadei j hands with Delta County's oldest i resident and to wish him "Happy birthday. There had Deen a family dinner earlier for all the immediate rela- I lives—and they came from far and | near, to the home of J. L. (Lane) McGuyer, a son with whom the ; centenarian has made his home 20 years or more, A Confederate veteran by virtue of service in Deltii county home I guard—he was 17 when the outfit was mustered out—"Uncle Rufc" could enslly pass for 25 years .younger Ulan he really is. Tall and broad-shouldered, his only noticeable disability is a slight deafness, but he is mentally alert and has a remarkably clear memory. He weathered an attack of pneumonia last winter but hopes he'll never have another one. Thc birthday celebration took on ! the aspects of a community affair I after the Chamber of Commerce j decided that Delta County's oldest res jdent and only Confederate vet- eran ? hould b ? P«>Perly recognized. j So this organization asked permis- sion to provide the refreshments— cake and wafers—for the open house, as well as a register. Then placards with a recent portrait of Mr. McGuyer were, printed, proclaiming Thomas Rufus McGuyer Week for all of Delta County. He was a guest at the Lions Club luncheon, and the American Le- .gion presented him wit ha handsome Bible, wlin his name stamped in gold on the cover. Flowers galore and numerous personal gifts came from far and near, and a —I'ant NEWS Stall Photo Thomas Rufus McGuyer

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  1. The Paris News,
  2. 15 Mar 1948, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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