The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 22, 1950 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 22, 1950
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SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 1350 BLYTnEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE —Courier Nevn Photo* UPPER LEFT—Mrs. E. B. Gee (center) greets Mr». Roy I. Bagley (left) and Mrs. W. L. llorner In the entrance hull of (he Gee home. UPPER RIGHT—This Is the new E. B. Gee home on North llicliway «1, as seen from the highway. ABOVE—Reflecting the Georgian Colonial architecture is the wide double- door entrance of the Gee home. RIGHT—Guests »t yesterday's tea look over the spacious living room. LOWER RIGHT—"The 19th Hole" Is the name the Gees have given their recreation room. BELOW— Behind the swimming pool is the dressing room. LOWER LEFT—Tea was served yesterday in the dirunff room shown here. Palatial E. B. Gee Residence Is Opened to Inspection As 300 Blytheville Women Attend 'Greenback' rsJ mo_l< <r\/~\rY*\ 1—I >-\t-v-\*-\ C • 4-, ,^,4-^-J _ O A ^ + ——. - ^ i i * . Nine-Room Home Situated on 8-Acre H Lot That Includes Terrace and Pool Grandeur retains the hospitality of the south, the libabllity of the most humble abode, and the characteristics of colonial architecture in the E. B. Gee home on North Highway 61. The home, • built on Georgian* Colonial lines, sets behind a curved j Jriveway, framed with elms, pecan, -and magnolia trees, on tin eight- ncre lot and the high brick wall that borders the house on the rear and side accents Its spaciousness. The entrance hall to the home into which Mr. anrt Mrs. Gee and their son, E. B. Gec.'jr., moved In November, wings to the north and south, leading to the various rooms of the house. Included in the home are four bedrooms, four baths, two powder rooms, a dark room for the young Mr. Gee's photographic hobby, a recreation room, dining room, kitchen and living room. Has Swimming Pool Adding interest Is .the flagstone terrace and barbecue pit that adjoins the recreation room, and a swimming pool and bath house. Perfectly detailed, the home has Inspired visits trom every sectlnn of this area and yesterday was the scene of a tea where more than 300 women were shown through the house. —.Mrs. Gee explained that the house ^Ris nn incorporation of the ideas of the owners. The antique furnishings are the same she h- J before moving to the home In November, but she explained that years of pigling had made the vast rooms of the nine-room house adequately furnished after moving from a house allowing less than half the amount of space. Furnishings Mostly Antique The furnishings are largely antique, and are accented by hardware of great taste. The lock on thr door Is a massive reproduction of an antique lock, and smaller locks of the same type are the house. used elsewhere in Many of the house's unusual features were patterned after famous Southern homes. The front part of the house displays a spash of warm color In the deep green carpels with the same color reflected in the floral oattern. of the walls, which continue to the double landing stairway. Both the 1 living room and dining room have ornamental plaster ceilings in complement to the ornate antique furnishings or the home. Dining Room Overlooks Tool The dining room features a picture window revealing the swimming pool and terrace, as well as artistic contrast of Chinese red and to the green that predominate the decoration scene in the adjjcent living room. to win a Hard Fight Seen For Rent Control Tea "24 Members of WSCS Are Hostesses At One Of Season's Top Social Events WASHINGTON; April 22. (fiv Senate leaders today predicted a tough battle over President Truman's renewed demand for another year of federal rent controls. • "We've got a fight on our Hands," said Democratic Leader Lucas of Illinois. However, he told a reporter, "the President's message will help." In the message he sent to Congress yesterday, Mr. Truman again asked a one-year extension ol rent controls, which now- are scheduled to expire June 30. Even with state control laws and decontrol actions, the President said cntal units will need pro- The beautiful Georgian Colonia. home of Mr. and Mrs. Everett B. Gee on North Highway 61 yesterday was the center of social interest in Blytheville. A greenback tea ant a tour of the palatial dwelling, completed only recently, were the Inspiration for the gathering t-' more than 300 Blytheville women. Money was llttcrally "growing on as the guests' contributions WOMEN .. 'c'af tcas f °T .M Tlven here this the younger Mr. Gee. An unusual I note was added by the owner A! closet with a sliding door separate the son's room from that of his parents. ; Mr. and Mrs. Gee's living bedroom is adjoined by a mirrored ! dressing room, where fluted chsnd- i elicrs, daintily fashioned china pulls on the rows and rows of drawers and closets and a quilted satin antique dressing table bench mate it one of the most beautiful rooms In the home. The guest bedrooms arc located Oil the ground floor and on the second floor. Each has adjoining bath, which features glass shower doors. Features Irridrsccnt Paper One powder room, particularly unusual, features an Irridescent spot paper, and picture frame cornices. The recreation room, wh!ch opens onto the terrace anil Into the kitchen, features a leather upholstered bar that reflects golfing interests of the owners, ft Is labeled, In sketched lighting on mirror panels, "the 19th hole." The room Is complete with billard table, lounging chairs, and provisions for all tjpes of entertainment. An ornate "O" In the center of the inlaid floor and j Mock print of horses carry out the 1 chcme of the room The guests called during tea hours, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.. ind were greeted by Mrs. Gee, Mrs. Roy I Baglcy and Mrs w. L. Horner. esses. Hostesses GOP Proposes Delay On ITO Trade Charter WASHINGTON, April 22. (AP)- Rejniblkans proposed today that Secretary of state Acheson delay action on the International frade Organization charter as a goodwill gesture for the bipartisan foreign policy. The Implication was plain In statements by Republican senators that if Acheson persists in pushing the ITO charter issue In this session of Congrcs, GOP member* will regard that as a sign two-party cooperation doesn't exist. Their complaints came after Achreon—without consulting Re- ' publicans—urged a Kouie commit- I Ice to speed action on the charter signed In Havana In 1948 It Is aimed at reducing trade barriers : and ending nitcrnational trade ' wars. — for the tea were the 24 members o. Circle Four of the Women's Society of Christian Service. Various members of the group were placed throughout the house. recognized for it beauty throughoul Mississippi County, to show the unusual features of the new home to callers. Dollar? Are Foliage The entrance hall decoration centered about the improvised tree, with dollar bills providing foliage. In the 'uinlng room, where corner cabinets with shell arc tops, a low decorative chandelier with the ornamental plaster ceilings and the Chinese red wails formed the setting for the tea table, guests were served An nntliuc music box provided muter 1 music during the tea. The table wns covered with a Venetian lace cloth, with glrondolc.s crystal and Ormulu, holding burn ing tapers flanking an abundarr arrangement of Dutch Iris, snap dragons, and stock in pastel shade. 1 Mrs. w H Wylie and Mrs. Lo; Welch presided at the tea table. Mrs Elton Klrbey, circle presi Continued from Page 1 and Mrs. T. T. Mardls, president of the state group, who presided. Introduced at the banquet session as convention leaders were: Mrs George Lee and Mrs. W S, ! Johnston, general chairmen and ; program committee; Mrs. I. 7. Hill I of Imboden president or the Forrest city District (convention hosts); Mrs. Kendall Berry, president o' the Blytheville Woman's Club, am the following pages: Miss Rosemary j Johnston. Mrs Herman Towles i Mrs. T. C. Brannum, Mrs Russcl Riales, and Mrs. T. A. F&lgcr. Todays program wns to conclude the convention Tin sessions opcnct at 9:30 nt the First Chrislla Chuinh. when the group was t hear convention minutes, report, from division, department and com dent, was cha.rmhn of the tea. mittcc chairmen, and the final read- ng of resolutions. In today's morning session, two \rkansas clubs were awarded cash awards nnd three others were given certificates for outstanding entries In the "Build a Better Community" contest sponsored by the General Federation of Women's clubs In cooperation with the Kroger Company, Carlylc, where, the contest wns centered about projects dealing will: youth, health, beauty ami government, v;on the 5200 sweepstake prize for Arkansas, us well as the $100 prize for division winners. The Progressive, Self Culture. Altruistic and Allquanto Clubs 01 Ciirlislo workcc on the project. A $100 award wns made to the Eudora club for winners of the other division, and certificates went to the Osccola, Stuttgart and Heritage, Junior groun. at Lcwlsvillc. W. C. Smashcy. Kroger branch mannger at Little Rock, was at the convention this morning to make the awards. Miss George Ann Bare of Pig- gott, winner of the musical scholar- hip in the Forrest City District, iang for the group. Six resolutions were also approved it the morning session. Included imong the recommendations were those favoring cooperation with tne Arkansas Safety Council for reducing death rates trom .accidents; securing legislation on stock laws; to educntc against un-Americanlsm; to augment a movement to have a nursing school set up as a part of the medical center at Little Rock by stressing nurses training; to support Boysville and the Arkansas State Symphony Orchestra. Total registration reached no for the convention. Maragon Seeks 'Out' WASHINGTON, April 22. John Maragon's attorney worked, today on a motion asking dismissal of the perjury charges against the man who once was a frequent Whit* House visitor. Bnlwelok atoll, where atomic energy tests are made, sits only 16 feet above sea level. walls above built-in facilities of matching design, adjoins a utility room. The heating plant, storage The kitchen, with curtains and room. boxes, and such occupy the utility Are Termites Ruining Your Property? Government statistics say lhat Termite damage was second only to fire in the United Stales. We will make an inspection and give you an estimate, if needed, without cost. Our work is licensed hy the Arkansas State Plant Hoard—-we have 12 years of experience to guarantee you satisfaction. • FREE INSPECTION • SUPERIOR TERMITE CO. H. C. Blankenship I,. J. Keller 309 East Kentucky ;....... phone 2350 or 3579 WhoseAnniversaiy This Week? Let Us Arrange a Basket Of Flowers for Your Memorial Next Sunday Beautiful Lilies • Roses • Snap Dragons Giadiolas • Carnations HEATONS HOME East Davis Phone 549

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