Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 24, 1948 · Page 3
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Friday, December 24, 1948 HOPI STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Three Social ana Personal Phone 1268 or 1269 Between 9 A. M. and 4 P. M. Marriage Announced Of tri-state interest is the wedding at the First Methodist church in Sallisaw, Oklahoma at 3 p.m. Sunday, December ID for the marriage of Miss Ardcth Nell Smith, Sahsaw, daughter of Mrs. Omer Hauison Smith and the late Mr. Smith, to David Alton Gean, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Alton Gcan, J416 Center Street, i,itlle i-.otic, The Rev. A. Max irolcomb officiated at the double ring ceremony. Southern smilax and woodwardia fern decorated the altar which was flanked by large floor baskets of white pompom chrysanthemums. Tall white tapers burned in seven- branched candelabras, with a white bridal cloth marking the approach to the altar. Palms and woodwardia fern formed a back ground for the setting while garlands of southern smilax were used on the chancel fil. The pews were decorated with Sun. Mon. TUGS. This is the POWELL ELIZABETH TAYLOR greenery, white satin bows and flowers. Mrs. Busbee Lucas, organist, played traditional wedding music. She accompanied Mrs. Grace Rca- gcr, vocalist, who sang 'O Promise Me' and 'Because'. The bride, was given in marriage by her uncle, Kees Robinson, Keota. She wore a wedding gown of heavy Moonglow satin fashioned with a basque bodice and yoke of illusion bordered with a bertha of Chantilly lace trimmed with a seed pearl leaf design. Her full skirt, worn over hoops, terminated in a cathedral length train. Tiny self buttons fastened the tight fitting bodice in the back and the long sleeves ended in points over her hands. Her finger Up veil of imported French illusion was held in place with a tiara of orange blossoms and seed pearls. She carried a formal bouquet of white lillics-of- thc-valley centered with white orchids and showered with white satin ribbon tied with tiny white flowers. Mrs. Sam Hodges, Osccola, Arkansas, sister of the bride was matron of honor. Mrs. Paul Harris of San Antonio, Texas, cousin of the bride, was maid of honor. The candles wore lighted by Malcolm Robinson, Fort Smith, and James Kranniehfcld of Fayette villc. Mrs. Hodges wore a gown of American beauty satin fashioned with drop-shoulder neckline, puff sleeves, tight bodice and bouffant skirt. Mrs. Harris wore a dress of winter green satin, fashioned identical with 'that of the matron of honor. They wore half-bonnet hats adorned with white ostrich feathers. They carried arm bouquets, designed on a white satin hoop, of white chrysanthemums. The flower grrls were Miss Joan Oliver and Miss Rebecca Speci lior shoulder she pinned an orchid corsage. Mrs. Alton Gcan, mother of the groom, chose a dressmaker suit of winter white, and her accessories were brown. On her fur neckpiece, she wore an orchid. Immediately after the ceremony a reception was held in the bride's home. The bridal table was covered svith white illusion over white satin with a draped effect in front, with a decor ot while wedding bells. A large seven-tier wedding cake centered the table. Greenery intor- spercd with baby chrysanthemums and fern surrounded the base of the cake. .Atop the cake was the traditional miniature bride and groom, and when the cake was cut, wedding music emanated from improvised chapel which held the miniature bride and groom. Reception assistants were Mrs. James Farmer. Miss Bcttye Jo Glover. Mrs. C. Stewart, Salli- gulf coast. For her suit, the bride chose saw, and Mrs. Elizabeth Reynolds Calloway, Fort Smith. Immediately after the ceremony the couple left for a wedding trip to New Orleans and points along the going-away ___ a Parisian model dressmaker suit of blue gab- erdine, with a halo hat of feathers and cut beads. She had white accessories. At her shoulder she pin- orchids from her bridal bouquet. Mrs. Gean attended Lindenwood College, St. Louis, Mo. and is a graduate of the University of Arkansas where she was a .member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority. The groom attended the University of Arkansas where no will graduate in June. During the war he served as an officer in the Air Force. By Roberta CoortjwKf c*»w»««»j >* «t* «*vict, i» THE STORY: When sixteen- You and that perfectly swell old year-old Merry Carson learns that her dashing father. Kin. has askdd her selfish mother, Susan, for a divorce, her whole world turns topsy-turvy. Kin leaves home and Susan goes to pieces. Aunt Jane comes to look after things. The doctor tells Merry her mother needs a change and suggests they take her to St. Vincent's, an island resort. VII girl, Avint Jane, must see to that as soon as you get to St. Vincent's. Promise?" Merry managed a small, tremulous laugh. "I'll promise to try, Dr. Dick," she said, and hung up. You've always seemed like a sane, sensible girl. I don't get it—running around hiding out from your friends." "I'm not hiding out." She broke out in a little wail, "Oh, Tip, I've always been so insanely proud o( Mother and Dad. I've always thought I was (he luckiest girl in the world to have two such wonderful parents. Why, I never drenmcd that they weren't as devoted, as fond of each other, us your Mom and Dad. And to find SundaySchool Lesson Yule Party Held For Bank Building Employes Judge W. K. Lemlcy's office in the First National Bank buihling was the scene of a Yule party, Wednesday afternoon at 5 o'clock when the business girls of the bank and bank building, met and exchanged gifts. The office-was decorated in red and white with red bells hanging at the doorway. White burning tapers W 11 V 1^1. U1JV4 J.Y.L1.OO J.VUtJWH,Cl tJlJV^^J. .. ,. ! . , r !•• f 11 p Stegal. Their dresses and hats 1 '2 ht p d< th ? off , lcc Ior u l° aiternoon. were in the same color as the other attendants, and fashioned like that of the bride's dress. They carried white baskets decorated with white ribbon and filled with shattered chrysanthemum petals. D. Alton Gcan, LiUic Rock, served his son as best man. The ushers were Malcolm Robinson, cousin of the bride, and James Kranncihfeld of Fayettcville. For her daughter's wedding, Mrs. Smith chose dusty beige crepe afternoon dress, and wore a pink felt hat. Her accessories were in pastel shades of pink and blue. At OPENS SATURDAY 12:45 P. M. TODAY - SATURDAY STARTS SUNDAY ABVEMTURE tfic MYSTERY/ GEORGE CONSTANCE BENNETT BRttN MBRNE VERA RALSTON PLUS COLOR CARTOON SPORTS — NEWS Edmund GWENN CtNIU«Y.(O» tICTUIC PLUS LATE NEWS A plate lunch, carrying out the ihrislmas motif, and coffee, nuts and candy was served to the fourteen present. Gifts were exchanged from the beautifully lighted tree which added to the decorations. Employes present for the party were Mrs. Sue Wolfe, Mrs. Jean Stark, Mrs. Sam Roach. Mrs. Fayc Landers, Mrs. Winfred Huckabec, Mrs. Harold Walker, Mrs. Syble Shurman, Mrs. Irene Roberts, Miss Clarice Cannon, Mrs. Aubrey Bailey, Miss Dorothy Brooks, Miss Nellie Joan Bailey, Miss Genie Chamberlain, Miss Ernelcnc McDowell and Miss Joyce Finchcr. Hope Fire Dept. Enjoys Christmas Dinner The Hope Fire Department and their families held their annual Christmas dinner at the Fire Station, Wednesday night, December 22 at 7:30. The long table was beautifully decorated and place cards made from candy mint s, gum drops and tiny candles were used. Invocation was given by Sue Willis and Paul Cobb, II. Forty-six guests were present and the department presented Mr. and Mrs., Jim -Embree with a beautiful gift. In the next few days, while arrangements were made to close the big house, the servants given a month's vacation on double pay to compensate for lack of notice, and Andrew, the chauffeur, and his wife, Lizzie, the ' cook, alerted that they were to go to St. Vincent's, Merry went about in a doze. She was constantly harassed and terrified by her mother's condition. Susan complained of the pain in her chest, and almost had to be forced to take the tablets Dr. Dickson had left to be used to relieve the pain. Half an hour after she had been prevailed upon to take the tablets, she complained of violent nausea and became hysterical, pleading only, to be allowed to die. At midnight one night Merry awoke to hear her mother groan- ng, and ran down In frantic ter•or to telephone Dr. Dickson-that her mother was dylrtg. Dr. Dickson's voice came, slightly weary as hough he had just been awakened from a sound sleep. . • • "Merry," he said sternly, "stop that and listen to me. The-white tablets that I left to relieve that pain in your mother's chest, could lot possibly calise nausea. I'm going to let you in on a secret that you must promise me not to tell her. We have to• use psychology on her, and I may have to 'use this ruse again. Do you understand?" "But she's so desperately ill, Dr. Dick—she's suffering." It was a small, frightened tyail. , r .. "Merry, the tablets are nothing in the world but plain, pure aspirin!" said Dr. Dickson, and Merry gasped and sat Very still. "And listen to me", child; if aspirin relieves the pain in her chest then it's not much ,of a pain. Your mother is in a very neurotic condition, and because she believes there is something terribly wrong, she is terrified' of every Imaginable thing.". . : ' . ' . ••-•'•'•• Comforted by his calm mattcr- of-factncss, Merry pushed her frightened young heart out of her throat and down where it belonged and drew a long "breath. And Dr. Dickson chuckled dryly. ; : "Do you know what your mothe'r really needs, Merry, more than anything else in the world?" he asked. Merry slammereH a faint negative. "She needs to get but, buy herself a silly hat or two and some snappy clothes, and have her hair cut and permanently waved, and get a new interest: in life. Back upstairs. Aunt Jane propped .Susan up in bed. Susan was sobbing, her eyes sick and sunk in her head. "If he doesn't come soon, Merry. I can't make it," she whispered that for two years Dad has been in love with another woman —• Tip. it just about kills me." . j She began to sob like a hcart- naci broken child, one arm crooked over her convulsed face. "He isn't coming, Mother." The shock of that, the anger and outrage, jerked Susan from her illness for a moment. She sat bolt upright in bed. "What? After all the years that he has been our family physician, now when I need him so terribly — when I may have a heart attack at any moment'—" Aunt Jane stood up, a tall, commanding figure ' bathrobe. in her ancient "Poor baby!" said Tip. and would have taken her into his arms. But she evaded him. putting out her hands, holding him off. lifting her young, earnest, tearstained face, not knowing or caring how she looked. "It's only the people you love who can hurt you, Tip. So I'm going to be smart; I'm not going to be in love with anybody —not "Merry!" "I mean it. Tip. That's why I 'D. M. Floyd Entertains With Dinner at Barlow D. M. Floyd was host at a Yule dinner party at the Barlow Hotel, Thursday night at 7:30 when he entertained members of the Hope Police Department, Highway patrolmen, Stale Police and Mayor Lyle Brown. The U-shaped table held an arrangement o£ red tapers in green crystal holders interspersed with greenery and miniature Christmas trees. A four course dinner of roast turkey was served to approximately 30 guests. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Young Entertain Theater Employes Mr. and Mrs. Earl Young entertained with a dinner and Yule Party at the V.F.W. Hut, Wednesday night at 9:30 o'clock for the theater employes,. their families and guests. Dinner was served buffet style from a long table centered with huge candy sticks and greenery and lighted with burning white tapers. The guests enjoyed games and dancing following the dinner. Gifts or bonuses were given each em- ploye. About GO occasion. uests enjoyed the Coming and Going Mr. and Mrs. James L. Rodgcrs of Whitney, Texas and Mr. and The City of Hope has an ordinance against the burning of leaves and other trash in the streets. The reasons for such an ordinance are obvious: 1. It stops up the storm sewers. 2. It creates a traffic hazard. 3. It makes it impossible to keep the streets clean. Please co-operate with the City by observing this ordinance as the Council has requested that it be enforced. By Order of The Council R. N.MOUSER, Street Commissioner Mrs. H. H. Orton, Jr. and daughter, Marilyn of Ashdown will be noliday guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Rodgers here. "Susan Carson, for two pins I'd turn you across my knee and whale the livin' daylights out of you," she stormed. "Heart attack, my eye! Of all the darned fools- Susan, all in this world you need is a litlle common sense; a few cocyeked 'new look' clothes; an Interest in life." "Why." marveled Merry, startled, "that's almost exactly what Dr. Dick said." Susan stared from one to the other and then her face grow pinched and almost ugly and her eyes narrowed. She collapsed on her pillows and said faintly, sadly. "I'm so sorry I've been so much trouble to you both. Please go to bed and got some sleep. I'll or all right." She turned her ravaged face against her nillow and her shoulders shook with sobs. Merry, stricken, stooped over her. sobbing. But Aunt Jane caught Merry by the shoulders, marched her firmly out of the room and closed the door. "Now, my girl, you march yourself straight to bed, and I don't want to hear another peep out of you until morning," she said sternly. "I'll sit up with Susan; I am a lot better able to cope with her than you arc. People indulging for the first time in a nervous breakdown really go the whole way, don't they? I've known Susan since she was 5 years old; a little exquisite doll of a child, pretty as a picture on a seed-store catalog. And when she didn't get what she wanted, she flung herself face down on the floor, pounded her feet and held her breath until she was purple, scaring her poor mother into fits." Mery shivered at this quite unexpected picture of her gentle, ladylike mother who was such an avid church worker, such a de- a loving no more alarming a picture than the one of her mother as she had just seen her. At last she crept away to her room, to lie wide-eyed staring in- ito the darkness, frightened and shaken to the very depths of her being sent you back your ring. I want you to forgot all about me, Tip, now while you're young and we haven't made any plans." "Plans? We've had plans ever since we finished grammar school, Merry. You've always been my girl; we've always known that as soon as I started to work, we'd be married." But she thrust her shaking fingers into her ears and cried out, "No, no, no, Tip. I won't listen. I won't. You've got to forget me. j We're going away. Mother and Aunt Jane and I. And I hope we never come back. I won't sec you again. Tip." And suddenly she was; running back along the little alley to the green gate and banging it shut behind her and stopped her ears against name. Tip's voice calling her (To Be Continued) By WILLIAM E. GIUROY, D.D. After Christmas for us, of course, comes New Year's Day. And since in Christmas we celebrate the birth of Jesus, and on New Year's Day we celebrate the beginning of a year ostensibly reckoned from His birth, the da.vs svould have been identical if everything in history lad worked with the exactness that some would like. As it is, we are forced to recog- ze hosv greatly human affairs fall short of the precision that marks he movements of the heavenly jodies and the exact operation of .he laws of nature. God's opera- .ions are constant, exact, and dependable; but man's course in his- .ory is marked by error, ignorance, uncertainty and tragedy. After the frist Christmas, after :he coming ot the Christ, came alight and blessing. Goodness flowered in the founding of the church, in the mission of the disciples, and in the world struggle Tor right and truth; but evil flowered in the outbursts of hatred and violence, persecution and destruction. Jesus came to give life and to give it more abundantly; but evil powers sought only to destroy. It was but a few years before the hristians were under the fires of persecution, and new and terrible tragedies were upon the Jews in the sacking of Jerusalem, and the destruction of the Temple, which Jesus had foretold. The glory of the goodness and the darkness of the evil that followed so soon upon. the first Christmas are portrayed with vividness and grandeur in that strange last book of our Bible, that we call the Book of the Revelation. In contrast with the simplicity and directness of the Gospels, and the plain language of the. Epistles, this book is full of symbolic meanings and colorful imagery. It was written -to comfort anc strengthen saints ir) a time of intense persecution and peril, when plain speech would have invited destruction. So, it was written with hidden language and meanings, which those who had the key could understand. Many persons in our modern world have claimed to have the key, which enables them to see exact meaning in every detail. But these interpreters differ widely imong themselves. Some wise interpreters think hat the value and message of the Book are to be found in the broad weep of the portrayal of the struggle between good and evil. The most imaginative of books must be road with imagination, aa well as reverence; and surely it has 'ts message for today when the reedom of faith and conscience is mporillcd in many lands. FLOWERS For Ail Occasions CHRISTMAS POT PLANTS Cemetery Decorations HEMPSTEAD NURSERY & FLORAL CO. S. Main Phone 236 Notice Place your order now for a Holiday Supply of EGGNOG MIX and CREAM with your Favorite Grocer or call OLJE'S DA8RY Phone 938 voted housewife, such mother. But it was Miss Ora Mae Moody left Friday [or Nashville, Ark. to spend the holidays with relatives and friends. Mrs. Hazel Castle and son Gary Left Wednesday to spend the Christmas season with relatives in Nashville, Ark. Billy Ruggles, who is attending the Institute of Mortuary .Science in Dallas arrived Friday', night to spend the Y.uletide Season ; -. with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B, Ruggles and family. Mrs. S. L. Murphy Sr. has 'returned from Houston, after a visit with Mr. and Mrs. G. O. Trapp and children., ' • . Mrs. Dub Hensley will arrive Friday night from 1 Dallas to spend tthe holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Murphy, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Fuller of Dallas, arrived Friday night to spend the holidays with Mrs. Belva Bailey and family. Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Bnjnson of Oak Grove. La. have arrived at their home in Blevins to spend Christmas with relatives and friends. Miss Tish Smith of this city is holiday guest in their home. Mr. and Mrs. Eric Ross left Friday to make their home in Los Angeles, Calif. ,They will be holiday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Austin Ross and Mr, and Mrs. Gary Toman and family in Burbanks. Mr. and Mrs. Glen Vant of Minneapolis, Minn, are spending the holidays with Mrs. Mary Ann Taylor and Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Cook. Pvt. Douglas Mullins of Ft. Jackson. S.C. is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Garland Mullins for the holidays. Mrs. Margaret Bedwell and son Jack of Bell Gardens, Calif, arrived Thursday night to spend the holidays with Mrs. Bedwell's sister, Mrs. H. R. Copeland and fam- Billic Harris of the University of Texas is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Willie Harris ana family. Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Herndon and son Billy Bob, Hartford, Kentucky are holiday guests of relatives Midnight Mass at Catholic Church Tonight A Hi«h Mass will bo sung at the Catholic Church tonight at Mid night. The recently assigned pastor, Rev. Aloysius Dunleayv will be celebrant. 'The choir will sing a mass of simule harmony "The Mass in F" by W. S. Leonard, consisting of the usual six movements. the Kyrit Eleison, Gloria. Credo. Sanctus, Bonedicius and Agnes Dei. The "Adestc Fideles" will be sung at the Offertory and "Angels We Have Heard on High" at the' "Itc Missa Est". Confessions from 1 to 9 p.m., the time, 11:30 reserved for those liviriK at a distance. Mass on Sunday, the 26th, at 8 a.m. Visitors a're always welcome and coiu'iully invited. VIII Jefferson Layne, Kin's attorney, came to the house with the necessary papers on which he had to have Susan's signature, and to explain the very ample settlement Kin was making on his wife and daughter. He. emerged from Susan's room white and shaken and very grateful for the stiff drink of Kin's famous Irish whiskey that Aunt 'Jane had waiting for him. , "Good Lord!" said Jeff, wide- eyed. "Poor old Kin!" ' "Quite!" said Aunt Jane grimly. "But don't forget, Mr. Laync, Susan is suffering, too, very deeply, and if it's chiefly in her pride— well, for a woman like Susan, that's a terrific blow." "Of course," said Jeff, and drank a'eain, and looked at Aunt Jane curiously. "Are you Kin's sister? Or Susan's?" "Neither." answered Aunt Jane with her usual briskness. "I'm a sort of thirty-second cousin, twice removed. I belong to the 'po' white trash' branch of Susan's family, the Aunt Jane who is always being sent for when things blow up and Susan can no longer cope." Jeff nodded. "I tried to explain to Susan that Kin insists that he see Merry occasionally,'!' he said. "He will expect her to'spend at least a month of her summer vacation with him and Lissa." "Merry's going to be 17 come vacation time, laddie." replied Aunt Jane. "I've an idea she will have something to say about that. However, leave us lot sleeping dogs lie!. We'll take this thing a day at a time, don't you think? That's as far ahead as I seem able to find strength to plan." Jeff looked at her with honest commiseration. "May I say you have my deepest sympathy'.'" he said frankly. "You may," said Aunt Jane cheerfully. "And thanks. I'm going to need it." In the meantime-. Merry Ivid slipped out for a walk while her mother slept. She had avoided any contact with her old. beloved gang— had refused to talk to them when they called; had even refused to go downstairs when Tip presented himself, as he did with a dogged persistence at least once every 24 hours. This afternoon, to be sure of avoiding anyone she knew, slit- had gone down through the kitchen garden, out the service gate and into a narrow alley, one end of which opened out into fields and after that woods. Shi followed this end of the alley, and iust as she tame out into a favorite spot, a small secluded .stand of pines, Tip rose up before her. j Merry caugln her breath and took an involuntary sU-p back- I ward, and Tip said grimly, "I've been watching for you. Merry, and waiting for you. But you don't have to look so scared." "I'm not seared. Why should ! be?" "I don't know. But you've been giving me the brush for so long I j h;id to think of .some- reason why. I haven't done anything to make you run out on me." His young [ace was grim mid tired and his eyes were bitter. "Tip. you know why I don't want to see anybody." Tip looked at her curiously. "This thing lias blown you clear oft your rocker, lUerty. 'THE BIGGEST LITTLE STORE IN TOWN J Starts Monday 9 a. in. - December 27th IWO BIG GROUPS-LADIES Ladies here is another "Lucky Poor" Saje at Foster's. You knp.w the values at these sales so you had better be" here early Monday Morning. We musf have room for new Spring shoes that are arriving daily. Every pair of these smart, shoes are real values at these low prices. Not all sizes in every stylc'but we have your size. GROUP NO. 1-VALUES TO $10.' In this group of shoes you'll find suede, leather, brown* calf leather, wedge heels, one strap casuals and others. All heel heights and colors of red, black, green, brown and wine. « All Sales Final « No Refunds • No Exchanges BE HERE EARLY MONDAY DEC. 27th Group No. 2 - Values lo 6.95 In this group you find many styles, in smart shoes. Black, brown, red and others. Here is a real value group at this special low price. Only Don't Forget to Attend This Sale! - "Where Good Shoes Are Fitted Correctly" FAMILY SHOE STORE 101 East 2nd St. CORBIN FOSTER Phone 1100

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