The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 4, 1938 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 4, 1938
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FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 1938 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Howe And Mother-in-Law Texas Editor F n u n cl c cl Clubs Allcr M a k i n o Sarcastic References By NKA Service AMAHILLO, Tex., March 4 — Blx hundred inoUier.s-ln-laiv rid- Ing down the stroM. atop tlio ij|g Ufs.i float ever built! Xjfighlmare? Not at all! This! ^-inspiring sfelit is actually go ing to be on view hero March <j It is Die crowning feature of UK fourth annual observance o 1 Motlier-ln-Law Day. There lias been some controversy about the actual beginnings of Mother's Day. But the observance of Motlicr-in-Law Dav definitely was first conceived "in the dec-house.." Now -husbands nnd sons-ln-lnwi have found themselves in thai' sorry state on occasion since time immemorial, but it took Gene Howe, prominent Texas newspaper publisher, lo stay In llie. < 1 one day and come mil, with a new idea. . : • n • Von see. Howe is not only i publisher, but a columnist, ills column. '.The Tactless Texan." is widely known nil over Texas nnd in points east and west.. And as a columnist,. Howe has to Veep his stuff sprightly by occasional gags. One day. when things -were dull, lie wrote one In which lie referred to his mother-!n-lnwas"thestand- inj. army." ' 11 went fine with most of (lie jraders, but when Howe got home fie found it was something less thnn a wow witlrMrs. Nellie Donald, one of his more important readers. She is also his . mother- in-law, and Is it. any wonder that Howe found himself in the doghouse? Of that repentance and reflection which flourish in the doghouse, two things were born. First. Howe's decision to print no more mother-in-law jokes in his column. And second, his plan to make amends to his mother-in-laiv of whom he is really very fond, by promoting the first Motlier-in-Law Day. He organized 285 Mother-in-Law Clubs In 13 states. He rallied, them 600 strong in Amiyrillo, and spent$3000 fov bands aria for a sweet- pea corsage nnd a- theater ticket lor each mother-in-law. The idea grew with eacli year, <ind-now-:bettireeh his column, his 'It-even newspapers,'- 'his GOOO-acrc T-iilch, and the coming celebration of the fourth Mother-in-Law Day, Howe is a very busy mnn. Mrs. Donald was guest of honor nt the previous celebrations, but this year the First Mothcr-ln-Law of tlie Land is going to hold that position. Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of the President, as tlie guest of honor, will be presented witli tlie largest bouquet ever designed, containing 5000 roses. Mrs. Roosevelt will review the parade and probably marvel at the mammoth float, 182 feet long, and carrying the 600 charter members of the Amarillo Mother-in-Laiv Club. The parade .is expected to take three hours to pass the reviewing stand, and governors from five stales will watch it. There will be flowers for every mother-in-law—a corsage of sweet peas, which have been ndoptctl as i/-e national flower of the organ- f/alion. The mothers-in-law will lilf. given first chance at tickets to hear Mrs. Roosevelt speak at the municipal auditorium after the parade. And that is how it came about that the mother-in-law has lie day at last, all because n news paper editor sat briefly in the dog house and came out with tin handsomest amends ever made fo all those mother-in-law jokes. which have always been so much moranore durable thnn droll. Demonstration Club News Notes 220 ytml dash, <j.(o yard relay, 680 yard relay, pole vault,, shot discus, running high Jump, running broad jump. The one-act plays will TM.sdny moinlni! nt llu> rrgulnr PAGE THRBB ll . assembly petal by | P ni nB (]„.,„ nnd U'C s'o'T <>f "Iliuisvl and Clrt'tel." This o|ii-i'ii mid n rnnilvnl wore acne Howe, editor mid former mother-in-law Joke-maker. Is shown liere with Mrs. Nellie Donald, the mother of his own wife. Howe inaugurated National Mot)ier-in-Lnw Day to. make amends for <le- ibins Mrs. Donald in a column as "the standing army." Blytheville School News € ~he Promised Land Home Dem- tration Club met Tuesday afler- n at the home ol, Mrs. K M. Gurley with 20 members present. New officers were elected as follows: Mrs. Felix Hill, president; Mrs. Emmitt Wilson, vice president; Mrs. J. N. Hill, secretary-treasurer; Mrs. Dill hnrdinj, reporter. Community chairmen were chosen and Mrs. Herman Ritlcnberry was elected yard improvement chairman; Mrs. Jerry White, clothing; .Mrs. E. M. Gvrley, garden; Mrs. John douse, canning; Mrs. A. L. Crawford, foods; Mrs. Wilbur Wahl, poultry; Mrs. Albert douse, handicraft; Mrs. Bill Hirdin, recreation. Two new members, Mrs. Lena Mae Harding and Mrs. U. L. Rogers were enrolled. During the buTiness Meeting the club planned a flower exchange at the kitchen for next Tuesday afternoon. Miss Cora Lee Joleman, home demoiistralion agent, Jpld about Ihe Plant to Prosper Contest for 163S and nine members V'olled In this contest, After the meeting closed the hostess was assisted In serving refreshments by Mrs. Jim Gurley. The-next meeting will be held with Mrs, Houston Bkelton. SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL Class Presents Humous Characters Famous diameters in French history were portrayed by members of the French 2A class Monday morning. February 28. Four mem- ' bcrs of tlie class, Wyneite Shepherd, Patricia Wood, Elizabeth Baxter, nntl Bonnie Jeanne Buchanan interviewed Napoleon. Napoleon, played by Buddy Terry, gave the iris a brief sketch of his life nncl ambitions. Then he introduced the ls to the famous women in French history. Each of Ihe women dressed in the- costume of her day, told the stcry of her life, and why she had a plncc in the history of Prance. Tlie women portrayed were: Joan of Arc, Earlene Damon; Catherine de Medici, Delia Faye Sykes; Marie de Medici, Sue Rainey; Madame de Pompadour. Winifred Crawford; Madame chi Barry, Marian Tompkins; Marie Antoinette, Mary F. Giierln; Dadame Le Fnrge, Betty Ebsrdl; Empress Josephine, Alice Saliba; Empress Eugenia, Marjorie Warren; Hosi Bonheur, Jean Buchanan; Sara Bemhardt. Martha Moore; and Madame Curie, Sara Evrard, Before this part of the program was given. Jessie Miller gave a brief talk tracing (lie origin and growth of the custom of celebrating Mardi Gras. Nedra Berryman. program ch.'iir- mnn for the French Club, was mis- trcss of ceremonies for tlie program. * * « Club Has Dinner Climaxing ils 'February activities wilh a dinner. Wednesday. February 23, the Fellow Forum Club concluded ils series of discussions on Hobbies. The dinner was held at the home eccnomics cottage and was served by members of the home economics ciasss under the supervision of Miss Piielps. The guest speakers for the club were Dr. Fred Chiles and Miss IJosa M. Hardy. Both speakers told about their hobbies. Dr. cliilds was introduced lo the club by ils president, Joe Burnett, After the guest, speakers had made their talks cooksic r.cclson summarized tlie hobbies of the club members. Miss EfTie 1-f.c Terrell is sponsor ct the club. • * * Tcachcre Visit Shawncf Miss Allycc Nelson and Freeman Rcbinson, teachers in the high E:hool. visited Shawnee school Thursday, February 24. Miss Nelson r/ciit to observe their methods of leaching geometry and Mr. Robinson, to observe their methods of leaching agriculture. Faculty Has Meeting Tlie faculties of junior and senior high school held a professional meeting, Monday, February 28. At this time reports were made from the committee which has been studying the National Report on Criteria for Judging High Schools. Miss Rosa M. Hardy discussed the philosophy motivating the study. Mrs. F.irmer England discussed the recommendations proposed by the faculty committee. Following this part of the program reports were given by all teachers who linve visited other schools. The Paragouid schools were visited by L. K. Garrelt and c. Norman .Guicc; .Wilson, by Mrs. Farmer England and Mils Effic Ter- rell, and Shawnee, by Miss Allyce Nelson and Freeman lioblnsoii. * « . Presents Fashion Show In honor of the basketball players that were going to tlie county tournament u style show was given in assembly Friday, February 25, by the senior class. John Harp, the master of ceremonies, described each gown, as the model walked "gracefully" across the sUige. Those who modeled were: Todd Harrison, an evening dress; Ed Edds, milady's shopping apparel; Milliard Edds. the uluslilng bride; Thomas Gipson. Die petite nursemaid; Bob Herrick, the latest thing in furs; George Greer, the merry widow; and the two bathing beauties, Chester Harris and Joe Bartholomew wore the latest creations in bathing suits. The show was concluded by a dialogue between Bud Posey, who modeled a sport dress with red accessories, and tlie master of ceremonies. * * ,* Students Prepare For Literary Meet Three liigh school students have begun their preparation for scholastic .contents at the.district literary and track meet to be held at Joueslioro, Those already entered are: Thomas stay, algebra; Kathleen Ashley, Latin; and Jerry Co-: hcii, geometry. * * • •. . Dildy Pre.sents , Basketball Trophy • At. tlie assembly period'Monday, February 28, Coach Joe Dildy presented lo the high school ttie trophy won by the Chickasaws Satin-day, February 26. Tlie. Blytheville team, heavy favorites in tlie county tournament held, February 25-26 at Joiner, advanced without serious competiti9n to tlie finals and cinched (lie title of comity cliampioiis by defeating Ihe Shawnee squad 43-30, » • • Re-enters School Mary Lois Anderson, a former student of Blytheviile, who for the past semester has been attending the Sikcslon high school, sikeston, Mo., re-entered school here Monday, Fbruary 28. Lois is in tlie sophomore class. JUNIOR HIGH SCIIOOIi I'lans Completed For ' on the evening of April 8. Musical ami literary events will take place on April o. They me B.S follows: pliuio solo, girls' chorus, girl's voice, boys' chorus, Imy's voice, violin, Klrl's reading, toy's (IcchimnUaii, history, spelling, F.IIK- llsh. and oral composition. Miss Mnry Emmn Hood will be In rtmrge of the ni'.islc. Some solo work will be done under private instructors. Miss Monte Hughes will .S|X»isor tlie history nnd boy's declamation; Miss Uiura Leo Cnmp- licll. signing; Miss Dora Coppedge, Die one-act pluy nuil English; nml Miss Charles Jones, oral composition and reading. Some of tin' girls who (jo out for rrai)li>H will lie sponsored by private li'iiciicrs, Clas.'fs Finish Hull On Hobbles Ai a culmination lo the unit on Hobbles In Guidance, the seventh and eighth grnde classes each presented an assembly program. Tlie eighth grade program was announced by Everett Crosslow. 'Hie following people exhibited and explained their collections: sjiamp collecting. Hill Stovall; post card collecting, Bill Morse; ship models, Harvey Morris; butttorfly 'collecting, Joe Evrard; coin collecting, Herman Cross Posey. The. seventh grade program was nimoimcctl by M. L. Bunt In and Ihe program was us follows: slamp collecting, Charles AITlick; airplane models, Lloyd Blamcyer; golf ball collecting, Herbert Gmlnun; match covers, Tommy Little: Both classes have started n unit on soap carving, wood carving, ahd building. Each pupil is drawing 111 plans for his Individual project Actual wo>k will begin Monday. iMIss Hardy Speaks To Geography Classes Miss Rosa M. Hardy recently enacted by the Fufi, s Mnl - ioiicllCf,- ill ihi/ city Auditorium on Tlmr.sdny. SllftlllfRV SCHOOL (lives I'laylel Thi> lourlh sriuU< ol room 'JUi hnd [he lollo'.vluu rlisuiclcTs in n pliiy- Icl. '"loin 10 nu> Hrsnip." wi<di"><- day (or assembly program: M,:.... King Thompson, mmotinjor; Hlch- urd Wiunht. Tom; Colleen Keesc, Syntlm; itu-llno Sulllvim, Mnrthu; Ann Wi'iiliiinn, Oretchcn; toll Smith. J. <;, U'athmvoml, Itolrit I'llehiT. properly men. oi jjrndo four « In Kicm an intended the llulus Rw .MininiH'lli* show. Story 'I'nsi-s Mrs. O. Iv qiielimil/.'s llilril reccmlji ,> (w< | pictures /„,. ; 5, 'nnd Bih nudes. This Is their unit of svork. The lultowiiij; pupils look 1'urt ill tltc proijriim: Mnrllyn Drni lohl ' the story of "The Cilrl with C'licr- ' ries" mid Mnry Ann iMrhs po.sed 11; Jo:\n Shanks (old Hie Mory (if "llcnriiix" mid I'cistiy l!rati:hi>i' puscd; I'alsy Ann 'IVnvls loU'of "Carnuliiin. i.ily. Lily, Rose" which was |X)s«l Ijy Mnry Mite IJjnilc'ls nnd N«'III:I Iliuks; John McCln«or dtscusswi -The Age of innorencc" with IJetly .sue Halle push)'.;; "Him.' Boy" iiusi-il liy mil willinius, wns discussed tiy Nnnuy I'nrllow; Itnlli Waldrup ]iasrd "Miss uwvlra" wlilln Gerald Ilimcoek lokl the story. Polly Yowell, l-'ninccs Smith, Jnmes Mnrlln nnd jerry While poswi "Feeding Her lllnh", Cluy Brottiiing (old Ihe story,. Fruncls Smith told the story of "Chlldruli of Charles I" which "jnmes cmmer, Jonn .shepherd nnd James Murlin .•posed; l-lirleiie Brown tolil Ihe .story o( -Angel with Lute" which Virginia Mcaclmm posed; Irn Culdwell lold the story of "Hoy wilh ROLAND BOOTERY spoke to each of the geography classes on different phases of Mexico. Tlie classes have just finished a unit on this country. A Mexican exhibit Is on display in the Geography room. Tlie pupils each imide something characteristic of Mexico. .Several tilings were brought torn home which came from Mexico. '* » t Seventh Grade Has Party On Tuesday group V of the seventh grade home-making classef planned a party for Ihe class |wr- iod. Tlie party was in honor o! Marjorie Smith who is moving to Monoe, La. The members of the group who 'acted as hostesses were Ila Fields atid Verna Wheat. Punch and cup cakes were served as refreshments. Games were played,..during the remainder of the period-.- + * * Girls' Club His Program On Thursday the eighth grade home-making . girls had charge of the program in OlrlsJ Club. Tile scubject of the program was "Clothing. 1 ' Two talks were given: "Clothing Necessary . for Health nnd Comfort' by Freda Mae :Banks. "Appearing tq.thejBcst Advantage on.AJir.Occasibns" by .Ruby Collier. Alberta Brackin, Ruby Collier, and -Carllyn-Hood modeled three old 'fashioned dresses. '.- • Delore.s'Psnlmonds sang "Put On Your Old Gray Bonnet" and "Long, Long Ago.". Stic was accompanied by Hetty Eberdt. There was then an exhlbit'of old photographs which showed styles of different periods. ' • ' * • Shirley Covlngton was absent from school Thursday because of tlie death of his grandfather. Johnnie White has n new pet, a goat, which he is attempting to teach to eat. He plans to train Ihe goat to do Iricks later. Tells Story Miss Winnie Virgil Turner delighted the junior high pupils Rablilf which Uuddy Joe Uiylou posed. , 'ilic chaiiman of each lublo, Mn- rllyn I3mi. Nemii Uiirks. Jerry White, Hilly Williams mid Junior Stinnett announced these numbers. These sludenU posed In » lurije tvoodcji frame. Larry •liyntin nnd James Oarnor vt^crc the property boys. These pupils will linve studied 30 beautiful muslorplnces by Ihe end of their unit. This room also visited Craig's Dairy recently. They had a most iiiterestiii!; trip. This rcom is sorry to lose I'nlsy fluth Allen, who iia.s moved lo Portngerillc. At the Hospitals Joe Hnllimm was removed from the Blytheville ho.ipllal to hl.s home on South 20th street, yesterday.In a 'Cobb nnifauhmce." Mrs. M. George is n pnllcnl nt the Memphis Baptist hospital. G'.-iiuplior Effective A piece of • ilnnne), dampened with spirits of camphor, will frequently remove while spols from furniture caused ; by selling down hot;dishes. Follow this by rubbing with a flannel cloth moistened with crude oil, then 'polish .with « piece of soft silk., A drop or two of ammonia may be substituted for camphor. •.„:. fteau uuurier Newi Want Ad» -i—rr- ' DON'T PASS THE BUCKS! New cnfc opens Saturday morning. Special Dinners 25c. Come to see us. THE BUCKS CAFE SAM VI, BAItNKS, Trop. Next Door to GalnCs' Market Junior High Meet S. K. Garrett, chairman of the Junior high school track and literary meet committee, recently met in Parngould with the other members of the committee, Miss Annie Camp of Jonesboro and Mr. Bogan of Paragouid, to complete plans for the district meet to be held April "8-9 in Pnragould. The track meet will be held April 8. The following events will take place: 100 yard dash, 59 yard dash, 880 ytird dash, 440 yard dash, Meats and Groceries At A Savings. Shop and Save Here We pay Highest Prices on Poultry at all Times. GAMES MKT. 118 W. M»in St. . 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