The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 7, 1953 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 7, 1953
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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 7, 1953 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS NEWS St, arr •>• T * if •£ Sister Anne Frances Tells of Her Teaching Life, Holy Year Tour AJ Sister Anne Frances stood before the fireplace in her ancestral home and told of her school teaching experiences and the tour she made in 1850: to the Holy Land with the Georgetown University Pilgrimage, I. was glad I had my ever-present notebook and pencil with me. Sister Anne Frances was spending a few days following. Christmas visiting her two sisters. Mrs. Electra Perrin and Mrs. Spencer Gibson. Her school teaching career began in Osceola when she filled out the term for a . cousin, the late Miss Carrie .Morris, sister of Mrs Joe Pride. Sr., In Blrthevllle. Following thnt year, Sister Anne Frances was offered the school at Butler a few miles south of Osceola. This was one of those little one-room, one-teacher school where you taught the primer through the eighth grade. "That was years before good roads were heard of," smiled Sister Anne Frances, "and I had to ride horseback from Butler to Grider to catch the train to come home on week ends. And In extremely bad weather, even a horse couldn't go through the mud-and mire and I had to miss coming home on those" bad week ends. It seemed to me therc^. were more of that kind than there were of the good ones, but I stuck it out for two terms and learned a lot In school teaching and how to handle all age children," she continued. "I welkremember the three Maxwell chiltren i taught — Lee. Albert and_ Grace _ and little did I know then that I would teach Lee's daughter, Glenda. but I did. She attended St. Cecilia for four years. "IN MY graduating class In Osceola, however," she added,""we only had 10 grades and had to go away to boarding school to obtain our band „ .,„..„_ high school course. Mrs. Harry ! curriculum and the band is a mem- ' Miller, Sr., who was then Sarah ' ber of West Tennessee Band and Sh £ °' aSS andl , Orchestra Association. One of the Mnfer nvt ,f I? ^ U ^ ter ' ™* y Msh »ehU . for the students each Miller over at St. .Cecilia. She was year is ahe Junior-Senior Prom •TtWnk-one /.TV v , -'This year, the girls In the .chrS orH fm- ™ ii \, rCakS the rec - with tne M of the sisters r^eco- P»t n h tcach ln g Frances and rated the hall and exterior of the Pat Danehower .daughters of Mr. building was completely renovated ^f/r!%V le n m D T hm ' er - Pat P r ° f <*slon a ily. In just-seven more attended St. Cecilia for 12 years years, the school will celebrate its ^Frances-attended for II. 'Emma 100th anniversary. There are about 140 sisters in at! CVcilta. There area bout 35 schools throughout the diocese of Na-hvi'le, . Sisler Anne Frances . Is .included in the school's •Jr. Cox attended our school for six years, and was May Queen one of the years. • ' •-.-.-. " 'Keen Ncrrls* of Blytheville was there for five years and five members of 'Keen's graduating clnss entered novitiate .training and have received their black veils and habits and are now teaching in the mission schools In Nashville.. "Three girls who attended St. Cecilia for one term were Billie Sue Thomas, Inez Henderson, Mary Louise Ashmore, all of Osceola. and Doris Wells of Lcpanto." Sister Anne Frances was principal for 11 Jears. . / ON AUG. 31, ion, Sister Anne Frances entered the school for her novitiate training and on Dec. 8, of the same year she received her habit. During her training she taught primary grades in the academy. In 1925, she received her BA 'degree In Catholic University at Washington, D. o. She majored In modern languages. In 1927, she received her master's degree at Peabody College Her work In St. Cecilia has been teaching modern languages, home economics, and mathematics and added that she loved them nil but krada leaned toward home economics. • -, Nine years of her teaching was done at Sacred Heart in Memphis and four years at Notre Dame school In Chattanooga. For 17 years she was general bursar at St. Cecilia. She Is quite proud of the fact that St. Cecilia Is affiliated with Peabody and Catholic University, of America The school gives the sisters a' two- year normal course. Music, art and Chicago, Virginia, and Cincinnati. • . • * THE SISTERS are sent out in August too ther schools and return the following June. There are two kindergartens, Holy Child, in Memphis and Overbrook, In Nashville. Overbrook teaches to the eighth grade. "During Holy Year, eleven sisters from St.'Cecilia joined a group in New York to sail on the USS Brazil where they, were to visit seven countries, which included Italy, Austria. Spain, Portugal, France, Germany and Switzerland. Leaving Nashville, on June 1, 1950. and returning on Aug. 15. The tour.was n well-planned one leaving nothing out to make It pefect," Sister Anne Frances said.' "Our meals were wonderful and we stayed In the finest hotels. Buses at our designated hotels carried us from one. place of Interest to another." In France, Sister Ann Frances visited the famous town of Lourdes. Every year, hundreds of thousands of Catholics visit the shrines there. It is believed that in 1858 the Virgin Mary appeared to the peasant girl, Bernadette Soiibirous. A beautiful church, the Rosary, was built, and a statue of the Virgin erected in the Grotto where this vision is said to' have appeared. Some, healed by their faith, leave their cratches as evidence of their cure, while others bathe In the. sacred waters of, the Grotto ipring, in hopes of a miraculous restoration of health: All through the year, the.faithful come, but 1t , home for a visit is on August 20 that the national pilgrimage and ceremonies take place. * • • LOURDES is near the frontier, and is therefore fortified. Ruins of ancient fortresses remain. The Importance of the town, which has a population of about 10,000. is purely-a religious one and the inhabi- are economically dependent for the COURIER NEWS in Osceola, call BILLY BEALL, 567-M tants upon the visiting pilgrim's! The town is in the southwestern pnrt of France near the foothills of the Pyrenees/' •'." : '. ? -' -.-.-.'.^Wv ^.On the tour, Sister Ann, Frances had an audience with Pope Phis XII nnd was. present at a canonization of. a South American saint. She also visited the Normandv bat-' tleficlds. " • "One of the most imorfsjive sights -was a performance of 'the world-renown passion play in the village of Obcrammergau. "The town itself in its simplicity was a revelation. The people lend n quiet life, farming and wood carving and toy-making being the principal occupations. The play has long become a part of the" very lives of the people, and just before the time arrives for them .to portray the characters of the Bible they put aside their work nnd enter upon a period of spiritual preparation. These plays are given every 10 years and attract thousands of visitors from all parts of the world Rank and station In life means little In the Village. . "Almost the entire village is represented in the roles, but the greatest honor that can come to any of the villagers is to be chosen for the part either of Christ or of the Virgin Mary. These plays have taken place since the 17th century It Is (he outcome of a vow marie by the villagers In 1633 to commemorate the passion of Christ in gratitude of their deliverance from STARR GAZING Today marks the birthday of the 13th president of the United 'States, Mlllard Pillmore. He was vice president when Zachary Taylor died in 1850. He served, as president until March 1853. He urged a comprise „. nno between the North and South on seftm V the elavery question. He was dls- liked throughout the North for signing the .Fugitive Slave Act, which was an act to return escaped Negro slaves to their owners. When his time expired he was not nominated for the presidency. Never fear what man can do to you. Stay out of the path of those of whom you are doubtful. I know It's a sore spot to all who have small children, but did they enjoy untrimmlng the tree? You're an old timer sure 'nut If you remember bat-wing celluloid collars. Celluloid wafi developed HS n substitute for- Ivory in billard balls. Wouldn't this be a wonderful world, if, when we die that we could leave here without having had any taste of lying, hypocrisy, luxury and pride? ; Hummingbirds arc interesting little boogers., They can fly as gooti backward as. they can forward. Which accounts for them getting out of your way In such a hurry. They migrate by stowing away on wild geese, nestling in the feathers of those, huge birds. Pretty clever, those hummingbirds. Society represses young girls, oppresses young women and 'sup- a plague then raging In the vicinity. This vow has been kept and the performance has regularly taken place, with but few exceptions. "EMOTIONS roused by World War I caused the 1020 play to be held until 1922 and World War II brought postponement of the 1D40 performance. We sat for eight hours in the amphitheater to see the full performance and there are no words." continued Sister Ann Frances, "to describe the spectacle. "The plays are given three times n week and at each performance, there are as many as 20,000 people to view it. The pastoral scenes were a thing of beauty nnd never will there be anything as tmoresslve as the entire setup," she added. "There are no hotels in the town nnd the homes were open to us to stay In while we were there. The play Is given in German but we were given programs in English when we attended "There", are so many historical olaces we visited." continued Sister Ann Frances, "and every minute was .filled with exciting experiences. We were even given the op- nortunity of seeing -a bull fight In Madrid but that wnj a little too much for'me so I turned down the invitation. ' Some of the younger sisters did attend It, however, but I'm not sorry that I didn't attend.' she smiled. "I had my first plane ride on this itinerary and I loved every mile of it." she continued. "We flew from Lisbon to New York, stopping on the Azores to refuel. The hills were cov-rrd '•>' tVt» most beautiful flowers I )<-H r-vr-r seen. The climate is m'irf and vegetation in- clndinsr orange and lemon groves, vineyards and flowers of every known variety thrive In that cli- mite. "The hvdrnnaens in particular were breath-taking. Here In America, we. see them as srn^ll bu5h?s used mostly to.- hide, the house foundations, but In the Azores thev grow as tall us trees and the vivid red geraniums grow to the tops of the houses. Houses of the Azores are painted in bright colors. I 'don't remember seeing n white house there. They go in for colors to match the beautiful'flowers that grow there in abundance. "There are so many things to tell that we saw on this tour and I see you have run out of paper so we'll just stop off right here and maybe when I come back home again we can get together and finish your story." en his memory is a liar. The'person who should practice on hli memory is a liar. >" ac " OT Tear. ar« heaven's way of saving u* poor women from busting at the ,5.° Ur S 1 .?.,.. n »' umU y 8°" - along marriage—the more briskly than spark Is newer. i YOU Can Have Natural Gas RIGHT NOW! You don't have to wail any longer lo enjoy the many advanlages of Natural Gas. We'll finance your natural gas pipe installation for you, and let you pay us back on low monthly installments. Call, write, or come in and see us for complete information on this plan that make* It easy for you lo hav« Natural Gai Service RIGHT NOWI No obligation, of course. Ark-Mo Power Co. A child is kinder like a blade of gra*. it is often soiled and crushed and downtrodden, but It Is living thing and continues to grow. No person can become his sle'ep. a saint In Come to think about it, I haven't seen one of those little dust catchers of the three wise monkeys around in a long time. Maybe their significance "hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil" got to stepping on too many toes.. Why do people say they can make things grow? Nobody on this earth can do that, They can get them to grow by arranging all the circumstances and fulfilling all the conditions. But to make them growl Thats' left up to Qod almighty. Don't put any faith In a green thumb. There's a lot more to getting things to grow than luck At 30, a aian is on top of the world and unless he's made use of those.30 years and practiced good Judgment, he's liable to find himself gradually going down hill. The first railroad in Arkansas was incorporated Jan. 10, 1853. Wanna try out something new In the way of a hot bread? Here 'tis: 2 cups of flour « 1 cup of sugar 1 \'i teaspoons baking powder \ f » teaspoon soda Rind and juice of one orange 2 tablespoons shortening 1 whole egg, well beaten 1 cup raw cranberries 1 cut of pecans, chopped'fine. Put the shortening in a cup and add enough hot water to -?i fill the cup. Add the dry ingredients to the Beaten egg and blend until mixture is damp. Add pecans and cranberries that have been cut in halves. Let stand 20 minutes before baking in a greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees. This Is really delicious and was sent from Sherman, Tex., by a reader of this column, so she said. Fools die for the'want of wisdom. Easter falls one week earlier this year than it did last year. This year the youngims can take off their PAGE THEEB On the Social Side... Church Circlet Mwl The. two circles of the Presbyterian Church met Monday afternoon. Circle One met with Mre. Dick Cronier. Thirteen members and three visitors were present. Mrs. R. ..... - .- ------- ••-••- vim-Hi, ivirs. rv. ren on er arrival Pink nnrf C. Bryan led the Bible Study and white decorations were'uscd In the Mrs. Steven Bok . Mrs. Steven Bowker gave a talk on group voted World missions. The to send books to the In Africa this month. missionaries At the conclusion of the meeting, fruit cake and coffee were served by the hosteas. Circle Two met with Mrs. H. L. Levensteln with 15 members present. Mrs. Don Blodgett had charge of the program with Miss Blnncho Cleere acting as leader during the conversation period. During the social hour, the hostess eorccd cherry tarts and coffee. CelebratM Birthday Miss .Grace Ann Brandon and Miss Joan Hill of Memphis drove up lo the luncheon Riven by Mrs. Joe Cullom, Jr., Saturday, when she complimented her daughter, Miss Joanne Cullom on her 18th birthday. The group of girls were seated at the dining table which « f as centered with a birthday cake done In pastels. The milk glass stand holding the cake was flanked with blue tapers In silver candle holders, The cover was in .the same shade of blue as ers. The afternoon was spent Informally following the luncheon. Pitch Club Meelrs Mre. H. ij. Levensteln was hostess to the Widows Pitch CJub when it met at her home Thursday night for a dessert course. The small tables were covered In bright yellow covers, centered with pink flowers. The refreshments of ambrosia and pink angelfood cake carried out the color scheme. ' Potted plants were placed around the room., Miss Ruth Massey and Miss Blanche Cleere played with the members. Miss Cleere won high score and Mrs. A, F. Williams won second high. Celebrates Birthday Susan Edrington celebrated long drawers on Apr. 5. 'Give Instructions to a wise man and he will be-wiser: teach a just man, and he will Increase In learning. 2-Way HILICF for Dry Eczema Itch When itching persist. <Jur lo IncV of natural skin oil.. Htsinol Ointment Jives quick relief. Kith in lanolin il oil« ami jollenj dry skin at Its in mediainu toothc fary ilchinj 2-Way •riief that brings long-lasting comfort ' fifth birthday Wednesday by having a birthday party. Thirty-five boys and girls of the tricycle set were Invited, New Year's noleo makers and hats were given the children on their arrival. Pink n e dining room where the tthree-Uer- ed pfnk birthday cake centered the table. Mrs. Williams Honored Mrs. H, M. Pcndergrass, Mrs Bob CummliiBs, Mrs. Victor Cox and Miss Martha Ann Moore complimented Miss Joyce Williams Tuesday night with a miscellaneous shower In the home of Mrs. Pen- dcrgrass, A tea-wagon filled with gifts was rolled Into the entertaining rooms where the honoree was seated. After opening her gilts, bridal games were played. Mrs. T. A. Steed and Mrs. Lucille Cox were named winners at the conclusion. Bridal pink and while was carried out in the decorations and refreshments. Daisies and pink roses were placed at Intervals throughout the house. Angelfood cake wtlh Ice cream which was centered with a wedding bell was served to the 30 who attended. The hostesses presented Miss Williams with a gift In silver, and pinned a her shoulder. , gardenia corsage at Specks Complimented Parties continue to compliment Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Earl Speck Thursday night, the young couple was honored by Mrs. George Florida. Mrs Jlmmle Fan-is and Mrs. Hnrry Mntlock when they invited 10 couples to the home of Mrs. Florida for a buffet supper. An arrangement of pink and blue glitter-sprinkled carnations \>\ a silver. Irawl was flunked by stately pink burning tapers. 'Mrs. Speck wore a black velvet dinner gown that featured n removable cape. Irish ! Incc edged the top of ttjc strapless dress. The hostesses pinned a purple orchid at her waist. Following the supper, the couples played canaMa. An electric grill was presented to Mr. and Mrs. Speck How To Relieve Bronchitis Creomulsion relieves promptly because [t goes into the bronchial system to bclp .loosen and expel • germ laden S nlegm and aid naliire to soothe and eal raw, tender, inflamed bronchial membranes. Guaranleed lo please you or money refunded. Creomulsion. has slood the lesl of millions of users CREOMULSION tilli.n c.chi Ck Ck.,t Cold,, Acut. from the hostesses. Person*!] Mrs. Jewel Price of Indianapolis, Ind., has returned home after spending a week with her sister, Mrs. John Enoch, and Mr. Enoch. Miss Joanne Cullom and Miss ihvllle to resume their studies at Vandorbllt, Miss Cullom was a guest of Miss Ginger Anthony In fiipley, Term., during her vacation. Mr. and Mrs. Mclvin Speck were in Memphis Friday to see Jaclc Wilson at the Bye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital. Mr. Wilson developed double pneumonia while on a. hunting trip nnd has been seriously Dr, and Mrs. Paul Balrd and daughters, Joanne and Barbara were guests In the John H. Miller home last week. Mrs. Mona Moore who underwent surgery In Memphis last week Is back nnd Is greatly improved. Mrs. Nflle Kent Is home after undergoing surgery In Memphis last week. Dr. and Mrs. L, D. Massey have returned after a visit with relatives In Uvulae. Tex. Dr. and Mrs. C. M. Harwell and Miss Nell Rhodes have returned after spending the holidays In Bedford. Va. America produces enough milk to fill a river 3000 miles long, 40 feet wide and 3 feet deep. ARNOLD E. MILLER "I can't wait till ycm see the new Bel Air series In the 19 3 3 Chevro- leti" Arnold Miller has this to say about the new 1053 Chevrolet Bel Air that goes on display Friday January Bth, at Sullivan-Nelson Ch.y ro iet Co "You'll lie crazy about the four-door sedans, too" Arnold said. 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