Clipped From The Delta Democrat-Times
With Unique Parade Eudora Ceremonies Honor Mrs. Caraway By LORENE CODDINGTON EUDORA -- 'By official p r o- clamntion of Mayor D. L. Hall, Eudora observed Chaille Caraway Pay on Sunday, May 24, in honor of a first grade teacher, who is retiring after 42 years of leaching, 32 of which have been in the Eudora school. Miss Careway estimates that she started over a thousand Eudora youngsters in school. At 2 p.m., the main street of Eudora was cleared of traffic while Miss Caraway was escorted from her home in a horse drawn carriage driven by Roy Dodfon, veteran school janitor. Four children from the 1952-53 first grade class, whose parents. Miss Caraway has also taught, accompanied the carriage carrying placards which read "Chaille Caraway, Our Teacher, 1921-1953" while from the loud- Bpeaker came, the song, "May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You." At the main intersection, the carriage was brought to a stop and the honorce was presented an orchid from the faculty. Mrs. Charles Woodruff, t h e school's youngest t e a c h e r , made the presentation while a quartet of former pupils sang "Dear Hearts and Gentle People." The carriage proceeded to another Intersection to the strains of "Perfect Day:" At this place, Miss Caraway changed from the carriage to modern red convertible, escorted by the Eudora High School Band, conveyed her to the entrance of the modern new elementary building. Hugh L. Smith, superintendent of the Eudora schools, and N. McDuffic, president of the local school board, escorted the honoree from the car to the stage of C. Gray Memorial Auditorium where she received several hund- late her and to bring gifts of appreciation. Presiding at the punch bowls were Mrs. W. W. Morrell and Mrs. L. L. Lipe both of whom, have taught with Miss Caraway during most of her 32 years in Eudora. Former pupils from points in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas were among the out of guests. Scores of telegrams and messages from all parts of the country were received. Betty Jo Bufkin and Barbara Wingo, former pupils of Miss Caraway and 1953 graduates of E. S., assisted with the registration guests and the receiving of the gifts. Mrs. Alvin Meyer served as eral chairman of the affair.