The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 21, 1956 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 21, 1956
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 19M BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN As 'Father of the Bride' H. S. T. Has a Tough Protocol Problem , By MARY KAY FI/YNN NEA SUIf Correspondent . INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — (NEA) — The role of "father of the bride" is tough on any man. But for a man in the public eye like former President Harry S. Truman, whose daughter is also a celebrity, it calls for a job of protocol more ticklish than any he probably faced in the White House. Almost everybody In Independence wants to go to Margaret Truman's wedding, and the little red brick Trinity Episcopal Church where she will be married in April to Clifton Daniel seats less than 200. . .Parish volunteers-had begun poU ishing up the church several weeks ago, refinlshing the pews, putting in a new altar, altar railing and tabernacle carpeting and enlarging the sanctuary. But they had no idea then that Margaret's wedding—Ms- the same church where her parents were married in 1919 — was In the offing. "We just hoped to have it ready by.Easter," explains the Rev. Patric L. Button, rector. There won't be much more room at the reception, either, if it's held .t the Truman residence. It's an old Victorian-style house with a large entrance hall, parlor, music room, den, big dining room and a screened porch that could b« used if the weather's nice. Most of Independence will have to be content to look on from the outside. But hi homes and shops, townspeople are as excited as it they already had an invitation. They tell you about her "unspoiled charm," and the fond contact she kept up with the hometown folks as she became more famous, and they want to get a look at Margaret's "young man.". "I'm thrilled to' death for her," i« a typical sentiment, voiced by Mrs. Arthur Horton who sang in the choir with Margaret when they were children. "It couldn't have happened to a sweeter person." ; * • * * People are already calling the local gift shops to see'if Margaret io Vletta Garr, who has been cook at the. Truman home since Margaret was two and whom Margaret las described as the "best cook In the world." Vietta always has * batch of brownies ready when Margaret comes home. She's all set to bake an extra batch when she hears Margaret's bringing Daniel, just to show she approves. Read Courier News Classified Ads SCENE OF MARGARETS WEDDING, Trinity Episcopal Church, was already betac polished up by parish volunteers when plans for April nuptial! were announced. Church seats less than 200. IN BRIDESMAID'S FINERY, Margaret Truman has been a member of the weddln* for four of her friends, was a flower girl before she was three. Here she's with bride Jane Watson in 1949. has picked a silver pattern. Others will show you the clipping from the Independence Examiner describing the wedding of Harry and Bess on June 28, 1919. "It was a wedding of unusual beauty and Interest," the story said, noting that "the bride wore a white ankle-length georgette gown, a white faille hat and carried Aaron Ward roses," and that the church was decorated with flowers from the gardens of neighbors and friends." Mrs. Truman recalls that Margaret was less than three when she was in a wedding for the first tune — in 1926 — as flower girl for Mrs. Truman's cousin, Louise Wells. In 19JB she was flower girl for another cousin, Jody Ragland, and since then has been bridesmaid for three Washington friends, Drucie.Snyder, Jane Watson and Gloria Chavez, and for a childhood Independence friend, Mary Shaw. * * * Although the engagement announcement broke ahead of time, it wasn't a surprise to everybody in Independence. Mr. Truman let relatives In on the secret after he had been to New York and met Daniel. The former President's cousins, AMERICAN Home Office: Indianapolis, Indiana H! DIVIDENDS In 1955 dividend) to policyholders reached a new high of Jl,537,732—an increase of $301,114 over 1954. BENEFITS More than half of all the benefit* paid out by American United have gone to living policyhold- era. Payments to beneficiaries in the form of annuities, matured endowments, dividends, death benefits, and surrender values totalled $9,088,931 in 1955. Since 1877 American United has paid policyholders a total of $250,763,721. INSURANCE IN FORCE Tbe record-brcnking year just past saw American United insurance reach the yww high of $661,092,866 of insurance in force. ASSETS Assets, representing dollars at work in tbe nation's economy, increased to the sum of $123,988,895 at the end of 195S. A substantial bulwark of safety and stability, covering our obligations of the future. INVESTMENT RETURN Careful diversification of investment*, geographically, by secu- ritie* and by industries, plus a •ound mortgage loan operation* resulted in an earned return of 3.36% in interest and dividend* after taxes and expenses. SURPLUS Surplus, the most important margin of safety between asset* and liabilities, reached • new high of $11,459,345, an increan of $1,023,017 over 1954. TAXES The Company'* tai bill in 1955 reached $552,844, about one- h*lf going to the Federal Government *nd one-half to the variouB SUtc* in which we operate. JAMES A. BRYANT, Agency Manager Blytheville,.Ark. Ml N. Broadway n. ropur t-2»* David E. Hampton, General Agtni MO N. Marlon St., Maiden, Mo. Phone «1 William A. Elliey, District Manager JU Elder St., Dexter, M«. Mam in-t Arleene Owen, District Manager m M. rniuto it, Keewtt, M*. ' ' William W. Highfill, District Manager Rao** Mt, Ml N. Broadway, BlythCTilto MHHW POplar J-WM Russell C. Mtwky, Special Agent Iwm Mt til N. Bwadway, Bl , P0.1aH-J»M Glen A. McCool, Special Agent IN Brato ft., BtMto, Ma. flMM tt»-W Misses Nelle and Ethel Noland, re- ired school teachers who live across the, street from him, got the news early," they said,"so they wouldn't have to wait until it made headlines. And it's unlikely it was a secret Child Slaying Trial Is Set HOT SPRINGS, Ark. W — The trial of William A. Dowen, 28, on a charge'of first degree murder to the slaying of his teenaged stepdaughter Is scheduled to open in Circuit Court here April 5. Downen is'accused of beating 14- year-old Martha Jackson to death LEARN HAIR DRESSING ENROLL NOW IN EAGLE BEAUTY SCHOOL 2 NIGHTS WEEKLY AND ALL DAY SATURDAY _-OR SIX DAYS EACH WEEK For Complete Information PHONE POPLAR 3-3262BLYTHEViLLE SOYBEANS Should be re-cleaned before planting! —Our cleaner removes all morning glorys, weed seed and foreign material. Charges for This Service Very Reasonable. HENDERSON SEED CO. with i rock at their home In the nearby Ragweek Valley community last October. Prosecutor H. A. Tucker has said that Downen admitted the crime and led officers to »n abandoned ,w«U '» Bill's body wu found. However, defense tltottujr Bart Lane ha* entered a ipto* «( Innocent. ' " ''•'-'', OREGON COUNTY LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION, ALTON, MISSOURI FEEDER PIG SALE Alton, Mo., April 2, 1956 — Sale Starts at 12:30 2500-Feeder Pigs-2500 To sell at auction by the pound. Hogi are sorted Into *aH«r« lots as to breed, type and quality. Over 2006 pin will be of fM* Hampshire breeding-. Sorting is under the mpervMon tt tht Agricultural Extension Service. All pigs ire vaccinate* wttk serum and virus 30 days before the sale by a Tateriuariam aa< all boars are castrated. Pigs will weigh 30 to 1« Ib*. jk ]**f* Dumber of 70 to 100 Ib. hogs to sell For information write: Chas. Nicholas, Alton, Ma., PheM) PC 8-2192 Alton, Mo. Sale Manager; or F. O. 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