Arlene B. Russell Named Miss Shippensburg, 21 Oct 1949.
gradUated last year, were present-day, present-day, eJ to the audience twice, the ..first BEAUTY QUEEN CROWD PACKS HS AUDITORIUM Miss Arlene Russell, Route 2 Is Named New 'Miss Shippensburg' Nearly 1000 Attend Miss Arlene Russell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Parker Russell of Lees Cross Roads, Shippensburg R. R. 2, was named "Miss Shippens- Shippens- contest sponsored by the Junior Civic club in the public school auditorium auditorium Monday night to open the Pennsylvania Week celebration here. A crowd estimated at 1,000 persons persons filled all seats of the auditorium auditorium main floor and balcony, jammed jammed aisles and halls and overflowed to the front steps and yard. Miss Russell comnpted in a oroun of 10 candidates chosen by popu- popu- ! lar ballot last week. The voting took place in ballot boxes which the (Junior club placed in 15 stores of i town. Contest Is Close Runners-up Runners-up Runners-up for this year's title were Miss Joan Long, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Long, also of Lees Cross Roads, Shippensburg R. R. 2, and Miss Pat Gill, daughter daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram W. Gill of West King st. Applause for the three favorites was so close that it might have proven a difficult problem for the judges to pick the winner had it not been recorded by an applause meter. Other candidates in the order of their elimination were: Kathryn Jones, Shippensburg R. R. 3; Nancy Stumbaugh, North Washington Washington st; Lois Heberlig, 101 East King St.; Nancy Wolf, Spring st., Pat Henry, North Washington st.; Elaine Heishman, Shippensburg R. R. 3; Laura Etter, Shippensburg R. R. 2. The attractive teenagers, all high time ior introduction ana tne sec ond time to receive popularity vot es by applause. Each of the girls received a corsage and a special gift. New Queen Crowned The new Beauty Queen was crowned by Miss Norma Hocker-smith, Hocker-smith, Hocker-smith, who was "Miss Shippensburg" Shippensburg" last year. She was presented presented with an arm bouquet of red roses, and a streamer bearing her (Continued on Haite Einhil PROUDLY .' - t . ' f I , , : , ' J . I - t f ' r 4. ,: , , t f Lbom News-Chronicle News-Chronicle News-Chronicle Staff Photo Miss Shippensburg, (Arlene Russell) was just a bit breathless as she was snapped by the News-Chronicle News-Chronicle News-Chronicle staff photographer backstage at the Shippensburg high school Monday evening immediately immediately after she had been crowned as the community's queen. Petite, blonde and happy, she confessed, "I almost broke down and cried out there before all those people." CHEST REACHES 77 PER CENT OF GOAL HERE Head Announces Receipt Of Letter About Drive From Henry Ford II WE HAIL t 5 - , ; , T ' 4 t - X) II- II- 4! - M J VFW PRESENTS 1AFFIT0FF ON OCl 28, 29 Miss Edith I. Kelly Will Direct Production At School Auditorium flip- flip- - Ml1 fcl 1.1 : I M i