The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 13, 1944 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 13, 1944
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THURSDAY, JULY 13, 19<M BLYl'HEVILLE (AUK.); COURIER NEWS iss Williams Entertains With Buffet Supper Party Miss Virginia Williams, daughter ot Mi. and Mrs. Sain Williams, was hostess to eight guests last night when she entertained with a buffet supper at the Williams home, anci a box party at the horscshow. Summer flowers In vivid hues were attractively arranged throughout the enlerlnlnlns rooms of the home where the (jutsIs gathered for supper. Later In the evening Miss Williams and her guests attended the final night of the Jayeec horseshow. * * » Is Honored On Birthday Mrs. Hcvinan May entertained Tuesday afternoon at her home in special compliment, to Mrs. W. S. East burn, who celebrated her birthday on that day. Eoses ami gladioli decorated the entertaining rooms of the house, where small tables were arranged /or Hie bunco game.? played during the afternoon. High score prize went to Mrs. May, bunco to Mrs. Eastburn, and low to Mrs. Johnny Ilickmnn. Following; the bunco games, Mrs. Eastburn was presented with at assortment of gifts from the guests present. Birthday cake and fruit salad were served. * • • Celebrates First Birthday Because lie was one year old yesterday, Dun Aycock Jr., celebrated with a btrUiday party at the home of Ms parents. Mr. and Mrs. Ay- *J?vK'Sr., on East Main Street. It'fers. Aycock was assisted by Mrs. Herman Ma v in enlortaiiilii!,' U'e 22 children invited for the afternoon. Pink, blue and white was the color .scheme carried out throughout .the parly, and eacli child was presented wiih a favor of a color book or 11 story book. A sandwich plate, together with birthday cake and ice cream, was served after the children had played games for several hours. Swimming Party Is Given The newly completed wading pool In the Charles Hinduism yard was the scene of n gay party yesterday afternoon when Kay Hindman celebrated her eighth birthday with a swimming party for 1C guests, including one out-of-town visitor, Steve Schumacher of Memphis. The young guests swam for several hours before they had a \veiner roast, followed by birthday cake an cl: shorter I. ! A; pink .and, white, color scheme was 1 carried out, in Ihc decorations, and KRy was presented with an assortment of gifts from her guests. She was assisted in entertaining by her sister, Ann. Love In Bloom Creates Wartime Diamond Boom Bits of News Mostly Personal Substantial part of the year's jewelry sales \vcre once mails to the "400", who selected beautiful Jewels lu beautiful settings, like lliuso shown here. Now Mr. Average C'.'.lzcn Is the licst customer fn diamonds, selecting- smaller stones but buying- in larger numbers. By CAROL HERMAN j NEA Staff Writer i NEW YORK.—The man on the street In love—QI Joe and the American war worker—Ls almost single-handedly causing the greatest diamond buying uooin in history, a boom that is making tor- tunes for brokers, merchants and holders of diamond shares. Statistics show that love in wartime America is blooming at the rale of about two million marriages a year and diamond sales are booming to the tune of about 278 million daughter Is Born Caul. ai) ( j Mrs. Clarence M. Blakcsley are the parents ol a daiighier, born July 3 at Blytheville Army Air Field hospital. The baby, their first child, has been named Donna Beth. Mrs. Blakeslcy is the former Miss Byrdic Nell Dunlap, niece of Mrs. Joe Tricschman. • * * • Bridge Club Has Party Mrs. Vi G. Holland and Mrs. Clyde Drnnc of Dyersbnrg, Tcnn., were guests of Mrs. Love B. Adams when she entertained members of the Bi-Monthly Bridge Club Tuesday afternoon at the J. W. Adams home on Hcarn Street. Pink roses were used to decorate tile entertaining rooms of the home, and bridge was played during the afternoon. Mrs. G. W. Pylcs received defense stamps lor high score, and Mrs. Holland for second high. Light refreshments were served. dollars. The demand for everything from diamond tiaras to V-pins Is so great that dealers are having difficulty keeping up with it. About three-fourth of all money being spent on diamonds—more, than 208 million dollars worth—is going into engagement rings. Tills, despite as much as a $400 increase over the pre-war price of a one carat stone, scarcity of precious metals, and a 20 per cent luxury tax. STAGGERING PRICES A survey of ; . retail jewelers throughout the 'country reveals that the present average price of diamonds, including the new federal tax, is $225 to $450 for a one half carat stone, $650 to $1000 for a one carat stone and' $1650 to $2750 for n two carat gem. The same survey shows that in 1939 half carat diamonds were being marketed at $100 to $200, one carat stones at $325 to $600 and two carats at $900 to $1750. While many shoppers arc staggered by these price Increases, dealers sa> few are stopped. Salesmen report that whereas In pre-war years, large, high- priced diamonds bought by members of the "400'' made up the iwnth Is as good as the next am hcy're all terrific. Most astounding to the couu- .ry's diamond market is the remcsdous Increase in cnease- nent ring sales to couples who inve been married for 5 to 10 ears. Dealers explain that most of these buyers took llic trip to he altar during the depression, without benefit of sparklers. But as foon ns war money began rolling in, the hankering for that 7 diamond engagement ring that the budget wouldn't stand back in '34 and '3G was one of the first wishes to be gratified. Although diamond sales have soared so fantastically that De Beers, great Soulh African diamond company, was able to announce dividends of 70 per cent in 1043, as against 10 per cent in the "boom' 1 year of 1913, dealers anticipate an even greater market after the war, Pointing to war bond accumulations and the host of marriages of necessity being postponed until John- ,ny. comes marching home, dealer.;; 'don't expect" to see! 'Che~ renl' crest of ihe diamond wave until after the war. Mrs. George SIHwcll and (laugh ters, George Ann, Lottie Pearl and Snriili Bob, left last night for, St. Louis, where they will visit Mrs. J. I). Jones and family, mid ' Mrs Paul Wurrrn and family. Mrs Jones and Mrs. Warren arc sisters of Mrs. Stlhvell. Mrs. H. W. Wylie, who hns bed ill for' the past two weeks, still id confined to her home on West Muii Street. Mr. and Mrs. J. U Thomusor Jr., and family, left yesterday (o Jlrmhighnni, Ala., to spend theli Mention as guests of relatives. Condition to Mrs. Polly Mitt' hews, who hus been ill at her IIOIIK (lie past two months, is mi changed. Mis. Nelson Myers and- dmujh er, Linda Jo, of Columbus, Miss, returned home today alter n brie visit with Mrs. Meyers' parent. 1 ! Mr. and Mrs. N. W. Hrlgham I'licy catne especially to be wit her brother, Corp. Newell Hrlehun who is home after combat SITVIC with the Marine Corps In 111 Southwest Pacific. Dan Carter of Long Dead Calif., is spending a week with h sisters, Mrs. Eullic Klines and Mrs Cora Berry, nnd his brother, Jivmc Carter, 'J'hls Is Mr. Curler's sec ond trip home since 1920. A foi mcr employee of the Chicago M & Lumber Co., is a foil man in an oil refinery. Mrs. Bill Kolwyck underwent toiisilleetomy today at Blythevil : Hospital. Nancy Partnw left yesterday f . j'oslfrilny lierc n.i Ihc •i'sl of her sister, Mrs. Charles iulinnii and (amfly. She wns uc- npimlod liomc by • hev young li, Stcvo, who had been u nuest< (lie Illiutnuin home for the past •o weeks, , . Mr. nnd Mrs. J. 1). O'Shea nnil 'ii, Johnny, ol 'liillulah, La., nr- vect lust night to spend their two- eek's vacation here with her pur- its, Mr. ami Mrs. \V. A. idlwaids. Miss Ann Hancock of Pimigoukl BS (he guest of Mrs. itolicit hllllps yp.stenlrty, having come ver es|H'cl»lly' lo ntteiul Ihe J»y- ee hoisosUtnv. Mr. nnd Mvs. toy Elch itml turn V linvc us their liouseguesl for n imitli, Mrs. William H. Slime of ihlc"6o. Mrs. Stone will be Joined •em month by her liusbnuc! ami icr duughtcr, Miss Beverly Stone, •ho also will Ijc fiipst.s of Ihc Jlchs during their vacation. 'Mrs. uussdl I'hllllp.s will leave 1 tomorrow for Buttle Creek, Mich,, vhere she will be for n few weeks cst. Carmi Resident Free Under Bond After Accident l-jvcrcll linnu's, 25, of the Cnrml Community, wns released from the comity juil here (Ms morning on $500 bond utter he wns held on cliniKi's of driving while lulcixl- cutecl nnil loiivlng the scene of un mx'ld<-i>t. Humes is charged with Milkhii; n pedcslrlnn, Ilnivild Wllllums, 21, on IHiihwny lil, south of l,enclivllli>, 'eslcrdny, AtTonlliuj lo officers, the liiirne.s cur ran off the hH'.hw.iy MH| .slriu-k Ihc limn who WIIM wntk- nt; on 1 Ihu shoulder of this loml. The victim suffered a bruin tun- Misslcni, His coiKllilon Is not Iw- Itivetl to be .sei'iou.s, lie Ls undor n ; >h.v&U')tmV; fiii'o in l.onehvillo. The ensc. which will be hi'inil In Minilclnpl Courl, hus heon con- lliHicil until 1'Yldiiy. pf. James Crook Talks To Kiwanians Yesterday Capt. Jiimes Crook, who Is liomn on leave alter combat service In the South Pacific, was a curst at the •cguliir weekly meeting ol the llly- hevilli! Kiwiinls Club yo.Merduy loon at Hotel Noble, when IK> iins- wcrcil questions put lo him by nejnlirrs concerning conditions In ;hivt theiilcr ol wnr. Only other guest nt the inratliii; was Julian James of Jonesboro. ^'oi 1 )). Newell Drlghom of the, Mn- incs, wlio Is spending a two-weeks nrlouijh with Ills parents, Mr, and vlrs. N. W. Brlglmin. The 21-ycar-oUI veteran of 22 uontlis service lu Ihe Pncltlc ar- Ivcd In Blythcvlllc Monday. In iiUIHIon to Hie Guadalcanal Invasion, in; purllclpated In hattlc'i on nine other 1'ndflc Islaiuls. wus wounded In the Cape Olouce.i- cnmpiiljjii Dec. W, 1013, tut which ho hns received the 6rd»r ')! thu Purple Hciul. He mid other iicmhers ol his unit have received u piesldelithil cltntlon. H wns 10 days alter Pearl Huv ijor when Corporal lirlglmiu enlisted In (lie MnrlnQ Corps. He for- incrly wns employed as iv coiiBliuo- llwn worker. Ho plans lo go lo Columbia Miss., for » short visit wild Ills sister, Mrs. Nelson Myers, before ie|yirtlng to Camp I'cndlclun, Ocenn Side, Calif., for fuiUicr orders. lie Army Air rtorces now Is.gU-. .ionca at th e AAF Pilot «'Schod, 11 Greenville Aimy Air Field, SSlBS./ vhcr c ho v,lll BCrvo in the capacity of flying Instructor ^Lieutenant Gray Is the son of Mr. and Sire, Ira Gray ot Blythcvlll?, and "Is a"~ grailunle of nlythcvllle high* Kn^ol, and n former student at Loulafana; State Unherslly, Baton Rouge/ Be-' fore going to liii> pjesent slatlori M " on duly nt RMfdglph" Fl«lcL, ''' Coming Event! FRIDAY Inlllnl Club ineellni! wllli Mrs, Fred Boyctt. Mrs. Jerry Hcnrn entcrliilnlng -100 Cltib. Mrs. W. S. Langdon cnlciitilii- 1»B C.B.C. Club. .Past Matrons and Past I'ntrous Club will I) D entertained by M J. D. Smith, 8 p. in. Pidells Sunday School Cliiss, First Baptist church, meeting with Mrs. Mnrlon Williams, 1306 West Main, 8 o'clock. . • ,\.l At the HospitaU \V:ill:i Iliisiilf^il Adinllled— U. 1.,. I'l-slii'i 1 . .Sti'i'lo, MD. Mrs. K. O. Scott, llolhincl, Mo. M. 1>. lioyd, city. Mrs. Johnny llhodi'.s, fSU'cle, Mo. Carl Lcnlmi Mnxwoll, city. Itlyllii'vlllu Ilusiillnl Adiiiltlctl— Hlunehe Jnck.son, elLy. Mrs. I, .F. Anilur.son, dly. Mrs. lllll Kolywlck, oily. ^Ii-mplils Hiiptlsl lll)S|)ll;vl AilmlUcd— Jiinu Annie Atiulnn, CnrHthcv.s- vlllc, Mo. llovn In Mr. nnil Mrs. C. V. Klklns. Jnlncr, « dinifilitci'. Mc'initHs Mi'lliuillst llusiil(;il Admitted— • Mr.-;. H. C. I'orter, city. Men In Service Lieut. William llnnly Oniy ol Corp. Newell Brigham Returns For Furlough Quo of HID first vetcinns ol Ihe I'uclftc In nrrlvo homo in the contingent of Guadalcanal Invndcrs recently returned to the- slulcs is most substantial part of a year's K ,JJ| re nt business, the great volume of war SQnncl business rests chiefly on the sale of small diamonds, the one-fifth to one-half carat weights, to Mr. Average Citizen. Sales records also show that while most diamond business used to be done in June and December, now .one More Rooms Needed Here For Soldiers' Families An appeal for available rooms to house soldiers' wives and families was Issued today by J. Mt-ll Brooks, secretary of the Blylhcville Chamber of Commerce, who said that tile demand for rooms in tho last two weeks had been the heaviest in a year. The need for vacant rooms is acute, Mr. 1 Brooks said, as he urgcct all persons with rooms which they i. Army Air Field per- eall the Chamber cf Commerce office, telephone number 2013. ." Cnmp Khviinl tit Hardy, Ark where she will be for two week The several girls wlio went to tl amp yesterday from Blythcvlllc went to Jonesboro where they boarded a special trnin for Hnrdy. Nancy's brother, Oralinm Partlow, will leave- Sunday morning with n Rroiip of Boy Scouls to attend' camp at Cednr Valley for two weeks; Scrgt. and Mrs. John Fill have tiad as tlielr yucst. for tin; past several days, Mrs. Pill's nephew, Charles Henry. Dnwes of Little Hock, gunner's mute 2-c In the Navy. Mr. Davves, who has often: visited' Sergeant nnd Mrs. Mil, has leen In Egypt, Africa, Persia, Sicily, Ireland and Scotland, .'and has participated hi several major cn- lagcments since his Inst visit here. He left today for New Orleans for n visit ivith relatives there',) Mi's. Bailey Tarplcy Jr., LslU\nt her home at 105 East.Sycamore. iMiss Jewel Rlce.'-petty'orflce'r 3-c in the WAVES, is spending a seven-day leave here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. I. Rice and family. Sh 0 recently wns graduated from a training school for the WAVES at Mlllcrigevillc, On. Mrs. Jimmy Schutnachcr'of Mem- Phi Dcltn "Ihela is the largest national college (raternity. Tlic roasters of tins leading selling brnml of Coffee & Chicory...\Vm. B. Rcily&Co. Inc., extend lo you this invitation: Take home a can of Luxlanna.. use the entire contents . . , If you are not latiified in every reipect your money will be refunded . . . 1 \i\3 guarantee appears . TODAY at 2:30 P. M. KLCN Will Broadcast An Address To Women Voters By Mrs. Bee lotion Thomas n Behalf of U. S. Sonata HAITI E W. CARAWAY The Gift Shop ff^tr Modern »nd Antlqcw GtfU ft COSMETICS ^ BABY GIFTS'''* Ortcllng O.irJs NovelUei A Gift For Everybody Ingrtm Bldf. ' Phone 2254 MOSS BRYAN J BOOST An Old Blythcyille Boy James C. Hale For Prosecuting Attorney mid Experienced R.I.TI; Continuout Showi Eiery Day, Hox Office Opens 1:4$ Show Starts 2:00 LISTEN TO ICLON I:M a.m. 12:15 pm. Ill* *m. Thursday and Friday Candidate for Re-Election U. S; Senator 10EL Me MAUREEN O'HftRA DURHEIL ritrarnbunt News'*. i: 'f-.' '''" anil Selecteil feho'rt .* SKIN-RASH TORTURE NOW RELIEVED FOR MILLIONS To case tho nngging itch of minor nhin roahca—hetit rjisli, haby'a dia[>cr rnab — count leas familica sprinkle on Mcxannn, tlio soutliiiiK, medicated poWdcr. Like inilliotia of tiny apongna it licJps take up Tiioisturo on skin, u Ircqilcnt caiiao of hcot rash. Mexsrumcontainsingrcdiotilso/tcn rccumtimudetl l>y many apecialisls for the relief of these miseries. Yet thia comforting nlwiurbciit jxjwdor costs tiUle, and tlierc'a even greater Hn\in»3 in (ho larger biiea. Sold everywhere. QuyauiK economy pnekngc twlny nnt) kncp it hnmly. Bo ready to got quick relief from these discomforts by using Mciaana. •f rr tl i!lub Eight Entertained Mrs. Graham Sndbury was hostess lo members or Club Eight and Uvo guests, Mrs. Rnpcrl Crafton ;uid Mrs. Ralph Nichols, when she entertained yesterday afternoon at her home on Hcarn street. Gladioli and other Summer flowers were attractively arranged In . the living room and (lining room of the home, where bridge was played during the afternoon. Mrs. Nichols received high score prize an ( ) Mrs. Sndbury was second. Light refreshments were served during the atlcrnoon. The pulse of a. ncR'-horn Infant Is from 130 to 140 heats a mlmile; in adults, it is 70 to 75. Mrs. Edwards Is Hostess Summer flowers decorated the Don Edwards, home yesterday afternoon when Mrs. Edwards was hostess lo members ot Ihe Friendly Seven Club for an afternoon of cards. Late In the afternoon the hostess served refreshments of sandwiches, cookies nhri iced drinks. AUNT SJIS3IE and the FOLKS MARGARET'S RKAUTY SHOP IH 8. rint Phone 2532 Bring Us Your Beauty Problems Kvnlnt* Bj AppofntBmnl DANCE Thursday — Friday — And Saturday Nights 9:30 to I O'Clock In the Beautiful Blue Room of the HOTEL NOBLE Admission 65c Incl. Tax WELCOME WACs Make our shop, where you will always be welcome nnd find the best In flowers, your headquarters while '115 Blythevllle. FLOWER SHOP F.T.T). Scrricc We Deliver Anywhere Mrs. J. M. (Mae) WHllami, owner Olencoe Bldj. Yea sir, seems like every woman in town is hcadin 1 For his store an 1 that wonderful FREE offer. Folks heard that when you buy a pound can of that grand new Royal Balttn* Powder, you get 'another full-pound can without payin' a penny morel An' everybody is just rusbin 1 to get in on ill It's too good a chance to misa. For new Royal gives the lightest, ,tcndcrcst t best taslin'biscuits an' muffins nn' corn bread you ever baked. You just try it an* sec. Make a bcclinc for your grocer. Buy one can, get another FREE I Fh. 491 /R££ OFF& on grand new low-cost •***WJLI S.A.S.PHOSPHATE ROYAL BAKING POWDER Costs only 1/3 as much as old ROYAl contafns no Cream of Tartar '1 Say Breads rr I LIKE A GOOD WCH CRUST I LIKE BREAD SMOOTHLY ROXY H>lln»> Bat. * Sen. Onlf OpoiLs each night 6:45; itart» 1 O|itns Sunday 1:00; 8Urti,l;» ContlnnoDs fibowi Sat. mni S«n. lUrcato Nl(ht Kierj N!|hl ^XM*« Satorday. , _No yaw* honored on Bu4*j,M r the B*«y. • > •Thiirsdny.aiid Friday Gel a LIFT from f/>ese SWIFTIES! '""^ .• •_' "">^^-A: N ED RICH wiih VITAMIN B-l Has Everything! This Weekend's SPECIAL! DEVIL'S FOOD CAKES Delicious Chocolate Icing and Filling —-. Assorted Cookies Fresh Every Day . BlythcYille Owned, f mpteymg BJyt^eyif/e People

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