The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 8, 1953 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 8, 1953
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PAGE TWELVE BLYTHgVILLB (ARK.> COURIER NEW* FRIBAY, MAY 8, 1»M ELIZABETH^ ic y^ <z*<~s By Marion Crawford i 90 Iftf flfffUff HALL. INC. IHTHIkUTID *•! Ht» BERVICI CHAPTER 3 There was a series of majestic drives through the -wide streets. Parisian crowds cheered in a most un-Rcpubllcan way. Princess Elizabeth's wardrobe of dresses sent a ripple of excitement through the fashion capital. Even M. Dior, that leader among dress designers, could find no fault. "She is magnificent," he told one of the Royal party. "I never knew from pictures that she could be so lovely or wear her clothes with such distinction." At home the fashion writers grew lyrical. At Nottingham Cottage I examined photographs with which the papers were full, and remembered what an effort it used to be even to persuade the Princess to change intoea new hat. Someone, I knew, must have been at work, for the Princess was always conservative about her dress, and content to wear whatever was laid out for her. I did not have to look far for the author of this new chic. Prince Philip was beside her in more Ways than one on this tour, as I shall show. Friends of mine who accompanied the Royal couple noticed a new proteetiveness had come over th Prince. Wherever they went was always close by his wife side, ready to give her a hand u some steps, or guide her by th elbow through a crowded place, was a courteous display of hus bandly affection at a time whe she must have found it most re warding. And finally, as the climax to th t/our, came the occasion on whic she was to lay a wreath on th tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Thi was prefaced by a drive throug! the city in an open car. The tomb was surrounded by ranks of soldiers. Who clashed to attention as the Princess stepped a few paces forward to lay her wreath. As she leaned forward, thi crowds saw her sway, as if she was going to fall. Prince Philip was near at hand. As he saw her falter, he took a quick pace forward and caught her elbow to .steady her. The incident was over in a second or two, but it was one that none who saw it will ever forget. "It Was as if there was no one else there but the two of them," one of my friends told me later. "She needed him, and he was there." And then Prince Philip helped her back to her place while the bands played the' national anthems. Those who stood near them could see how anxiouuly he watched in case she should sway again. But she did not. It must have needed great courage to stand to rigid attention, feeling as she did. The strain, in fact, did tell..On the wa> A back through streets lined with people cheering her with un- diminishcd vigor, the emotion became too much for the Princess.' All through the journey the crowds could plainly see the tears streaming from her eyes. She made no attempt to hide them; they were a gracious acknowledgment of the tribute the Parisians paid her.- And also, perhaps, relief. after the strain she had imposed uuon herself. A few months before the bird) of Prince Charles, Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip visited France. At top they stand at the tomb ' of the Unknown Soldier under the Arch of Triumph. Below they chit with President Vincent Auriol and Mrs. Auriol at the Elysccs Palace. he Royal Yacht Victoria and Al-1 white with seasickness and almost erf which rolled and pitched in prostrate when the ship dropped very direction. Princess Elizabeth ns still landlubber enough to wish 1 the time that she was ashore. With the Duke of Edinburgh, paid an official ears later, she sit to the Channel Islands. Memories of the Nazi occupation were still vivid there and the coming of the Princess eagerly awnitcd. On (he morning she sailed in H. M. S. Anson I looked at the skies,, and my heart grieved for her. Ashore, the weather was bad enough, but it was much worse in the Channel. I knew that the voyage in a rough sea would be a nightmare to her. My fears proved true. She was anchor off Sark. Between the ship and the shore was a strip of nngry sea, which had to be crossed in one of the ship's boats. "Are you sure you're (it to go ashore?" asked her husband. She could not speak, but looked up at him and nodded. The Princess's advisers doubted that she was fit to land. When she realized what they were saying she roused herself. "Of I am going ashore." she said. "I won't disappoint all those people." (To Be- Continued) Faculty Social Held The teachers from Whitten Schoo met Tuesday night with.the teach crs of Wilson School for the las faculty social of the year. The af fair was held In the school cafe teria and the gymnasium. Followln a chicken supper in the cafeteria they went to the gym where they spent the remainder of the evening In various forms of recreation, in eluding swimming, tennis, bridge Barnes, ping pong, badminton and basketball. Mrs. Davle Parker, home economics Instructor, was assisted Mrs P. J. Deer in preparing the food; Bill Yates, coach and physical education Instructor, was In charge of the recreation. Guests included husbands or wives of faculty members. Superintendent Deer, who is re- sidling at the end of the term, and Mrs. Doer were presented a sterling silver tray by faculty members with Royal Small making the nresenta- tlon. Engraved on the tray was "Prom the 1952-53 Faculty". To Honor Seniors Amonrt the entertainments that have been planned honoring the seniors and sponsors are a buffet snmwr to be given by Dr Eldon Pnirlev at his home In Osceola on Mav 11 and a dinner-dance at the borne of Mrs. P. S. Reese with Mrs. Wallace Thompson' as co-hostess, on May 16. Miss Vireie Rogers and J. D. Roberts are the senior class sponsors. Soecial guests at the dinner-dance at the home of Mrs. Reese will he Superintendent and Mrs. P. J. Deer. Mrs. J. D. Roberts, p'r. Eldon Pairley and Mr. and Mrs. Elstner D Beall. Give Surprise Party Mrs. Jack Zook. of. Reiser, who until recently resided In Wilson was complimented when members of Doris Roebuck and Foster Circles of the Baptist Women's Missionary Union entertained with a surprise party in her honor Monday afternoon at the church. An arrangement of red and nink roses and purple iris formed the centerpiece for the tea table that was placed at one ned of the dining room. At the other end of the room a floor basket of white gladioli was used. Mrs. Zook.- a former member of the V/MU, was presented crystal as a gift. Mrs. Ed Williams gave the devotional. Mrs Barda Anderson and Mrs. Parker Bowen were in charge of games played during the afternoon. Bowens Entertain Honeysuckle and greenery were used in decorations In the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Bowen when they entertained friends with a dinner-party Saturday evening. In the evening'!) bridge game. Mrs. F. S. Reese won high for the women and A. B. Rozelle was high scorer for the men. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. I. M. Costilleo, Mr. and Mrs. G. 1 c. Driver, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Bowen, all of Luxora I remember another occasion which illustrates the same determination in the Queen to see tilings through, however grenl (lie strain and however arduous the task Queen Elizabeth has always disliked the sea, which makes her odd man out in a circle of sailors. Her father was a naval officer: so was his father before him- and so is her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, she has crossed the sea often — to South Africa, to the Channel Islands, and back from Canada. And yet I know that she has never been able to overcome her aversion to it. When she was eight years old King George, who was then Duke of York, fell ill. For his convalescence the whole family moved to the Duke of Devonshire's house Compton Palace, Eastbourne. It is a large, rambling house which you come upon suddenly in the center of the town. But behind it lies a pleasant garden, and beyond that a wood which stretches up to a golf course. We took great pleasure in that wood which the gardener had planted with hyacinths taken from the greenhouse, so that one would come upon a group of vivid colors all mixed up together, with the hyacinths, daffodils, and other flowers. It was while at Eastbourne that Queen Elizabeth first came to know the sea. She had seen it before — when she went down to Bognor Regis to cheer her ailing 'Grandpa England," as she called King George V. But she had little memory of that. We used, at first, to go to, the private beach chalet which went with the house. There we would make tea and fight off two huge dogs v/hich always tried to make off with our rations. Until too many people came to watch the Princesses play it was pleasant there, But despite the fun she had on the beach Queen Elizabeth never liked the sea. Something about the movement of the water seemed to spell danger to her. If her father approached it too closely, she. would scream to warn him. I think it rather puzzled the King, who so loved the sea himself, that his daughter should find It strange and alarming. ''Its' the noise," she explained to me, "and the way it keeps rolling about and jumping at you, 1 ' Later, when we were making a cruise in that old-fashioned vessel Mother's Oay...iuul<i|»Iiecl! Electricity works hard to make EVERY day Mother's Day! By lending a helping hand with everything from dinner to dishes-to diapers, it gives a woman more time for IMPORTANT things-playing with the children, working on worth-while projects, being a. better wife, mother, citizen. It makes time for things Mother WANTS to do, not HAS to do. And it does all this for pennies a day. That's why mothers everywhere call electricity the biggest bargain in the family budget today! "MEET CORLISS ARCHER"—ABC—Fridays, J;30 p.m., Central Time Ark-Mo Power Co. "I'LL EXPLAIN IT TO YOU"—Taking great pains to Impress little Toshihiko Inoue at an airport near Tokyo, four-year-old Paul Drake explains the wonders of an F-94 Starfire jet as he holds > model'Of the speedy plane. Paul's father, Capt. Harry Drake, pilots an F-94 for the Japan Air Defense Force. and Mrs. Reese of Wilson Bridge Club Meets Mrs. Joe Brown Gwyn entertained er Tuesday Night Bridge Club and ne guest at her home this week. •Irs. Robert H. Nelson was the lest. Red roses formed the center- ece for the card tables while pe- iles, snapdragons and other spring ossoms were used throughout the ome. In the evening's bridge game 'rs. Garland Trammel won high, <Irs. Wallace Thompson, second high and Mrs. Charles Harwell, bridgo. Low score went to Mrs. Qeorge Brewer. The hostess served a dessert course. Personals Mrs. P. E. Cooley of Blytheville is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Elstner D. Beall. Mrs. Beall motored to Blytheville Wednesday to accompany her to Wilson. Mr. and Mrs. R. A Harris of Water Valley, Miss., were the week end guests of their daughter, Mrs. George Brewer, and Mr. Brewer. Mr. and Mrs. Arnold McDaniel and daughter, Judy, were the dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cunningham and family at their home at Hughes Sunday. Jerry Hays and Donnie McDaniel are in Starkville, Miss., this week where they are attending a seed school at Mississippi State College. Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Cash, Jr., and daughter, Ozella, of Wilson and Mr. Cash's brother, Wilbur Cash, and his family of Munford, Tenn., spent the week end with Mr. and Mrs. Yancey Givens in Nashville. Miss Norma Anderson of St. Louis spent the week end with her mother, Mrs. Barda Anderson, and her brother, Dwight Anderson. Sunday guests in the Anderson home were Misses .Doris Hoffman and .Viola Callihan of Walnut Ridge. Airman Bobby Yates has returned to James Connerly Field at Waco, Texas, after a few days visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Yates. Wayne Alexander of the Navy who completed his basic training last week at Great Lakes Training Center, is visiting his parente, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Alexander, and family. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Driver Jr., and sons .Ronnie and Joe David, of Turrell and Mr«. Annie Mae Driver of Osceola were the Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Wheeler, Mr. and Mrs. Buford Boyles, Jr., and daughter, Eleanor .Suzanne, of Memphis were the week end guests of his parents. Mr .and Mrs. Ralph Robinson and Janet Hale were in Little Rock, Friday, where they attended the Class B state track meet. Miss June Hendemon of Heber Springs spent a few days last week with her Bister, Miss Wanda Henderson. Mrs. Davie Parker and son, David Richard, spent the week end with her sister and brother-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Albert Sneed. in Conway. Saturday, Mrs. Parker, an alumni of Arkansas State Teachers College, attended the'Founder's Day celebration at the college. ; Mrs. Charles Payton of Marked is no exact data. Tree i« visiting her Brother, I. K, Hosford, Mrs. Hosford and their ion, Marty. Mrs. Dora Merrell and Mrs. Kill. lip Deer were in Memphis Thursday evening. Following dinner at Hotel Peabody, they attended the Metropolitan Opera presentation of 'Aida at the Auditorium. Miss Patricia McKee'a second grade pupils and the fourth grad* pupils of Mrs. John Ellis Elslander were entertained by the room mothers Wedsesday, when they went on » last-of-school outing. The group went to Memphis by school bus and spent the day at the zoo. 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