The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 29, 1953 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 29, 1953
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 29,1955 BLYTHBVILLE (ARK.)" COURIER NEWS PAGE OSCEOLA NEWS &tt. UK. St ar, Rev. and Mrs. Moore Find Life Of Minister Is One of Variety Somewhere in the distant past I read a poem by Edgar A. Guest, "When a Minister Calls," that went like this: "My Paw says that it used to be, whenever a minister came to tea, 'at they sat up straight in their chairs at night, and put all their common things out o' sight, an' nobody cracked a joke or grinned, but they talked o' the way that people sinned, an' the burnin' fires that would cook you sure when you came to die, if you wasn't pure. Such a gloomy affair it used to be whenever a minister came to tea. "But now, when the minister calls, I get him out for a game of ball, and you'd never know if you'd see him bat, without any coat or vest or hat, that he is a minister, no sire !He looks like a regular man to me. An' he knows just how to go down to the dirt for the grounders hot without gettin' hurt. And when they call us, both him and me have to git washed up again for tea. "Our minister says if you'll just play fair, you'll be lit for heaven or anywhere, an' fun's all right if your hands are clean an' you never cheat an' you don't get mean. He says that he never understood why a fellow can't play and etill be good. An 1 my' paw says that he's just the kind o{ a minister that he likes to find—so I'm always tickled as I can be whenever our minister comes for tea." Young ministers and their wives, such as these two fine people, the Rev. and Mrs. O. B. Moore (she calls him Bud) are shining examples of what Edgar A. Guest had in mind. They are young enough—he is 31 and she's going on 31"— to enjoy the funny little incidents that happen in their everyday lives of being a preacher and a preacher's wife and are old enough to shoulder the serious happenings as well . "Being a preacher and a preacher's wife is a life of great variety— never a dull moment, but we love every minute of it," Mrs. Moore said• * * THESE TWO met while they were Juniors in high school in Lincoln, 111., the birthplace of Mrs. Moore. He was born in Chicago where his lather was a dentist. His lather died when he was ten years old and his mother remarried—to an old sweetheart, who was a preacher in Sweetwater, 111., where the family lived. Sweetwater was a very small place and the Rev. Mr. Moore, pastor of Osceola's First Christian Church attended Lincoln High School, which was nearby. He was president of the Christian Youth Endeavor in Lincoln and Mrs. Moore had charge of the junior department as song director in the same church, and that is where the two met and started dating. In his high school years, the Rev, Mr. Moore's ambition was to become an architect, but his mother's prayers for him to study for the ministry were stronger than his will to become an architect. His mother was a singing evangelist and when "Bud told her in his senior year in high school he was going to Cincinnati Bible Seminary on the completion of his high school, she told him she had prayed since his birth for him to make that decision-" The Rev. Mr. Moore said he decided then that he would rather preach than build houses that would vanish and decay. Upon their graduation from high school. Brother and Mrs. Moore knew what they wanted in life and started planning for the future by working toward that goal. They became engaged and when he entered the seminary for six long years of study, Mrs. Moore entered at the same time, specializing in general sacred work, which included church music and child psychology. She attended the college for three years and gave up her chances for a degree in college to get her MRS. degree. They w r ere married in 1943 in a beautiful church wedding with 12 attendants. The day of their wedding came near being a calamity Bud worked part time to defray his college expenses in a funeral home in Lincoln. The undertaker got a call in the neighboring town and it was up to Bud to go and pick up the body- • * * BEFORE leaving town he drove by his future bride's home in the hearse and her mother seeing him , The Rev. and Mrs. 0. B. Moore , Christians are happy come to the house in, a hearse on their wedding day almost fainted No bride is to let her groom see her on her wedding day, she told Bud, and especially in a hearse. Everything worked • out though and at 8:30 that night they were married. The impressive part of their wedding was that the two spent several weeks writing their own wedding ceremony and as the Rev. Mr. Moore said, "Ours took so well, I use part if it in every ceremony I perform-" All young people plan on taking a honeymoon, even if there is no money left to start housekeeping on, that honeymoon has to come, so with the money saved up by the two for this momentous occasion they went to Chicago and took in all the sights. "Money goes a lot faster in a city," said Mrs. Moore, "than it does in a small town and if we hadn't bought round trip tickets we would have been out of luck. We had exactly five dollars to start out our married life but as all young people, we didn't worry about it one bit." The Rev. Mr. Moore borrowed enough money from his roommate —also a preacher — to pay their apartment rent in .advance. During his training in the seminary, he preached in small churches for practice and to help pay his tuition- His first email church was in Memphis, Ind. He drove the 300 mile trip every Sunday for services and was given $10, which barely took care of his car expenses but it gave him experience and that was the most important thing In his life right then. His first real sermon came two years before his graduation, at Mt. Adams Mission. Preparing the sermon, he worked and worked on it and when time came for him to deliver it, he thought it would only be for 10 minutes, but when he got up, he- didn't know how or where to sto] so he kept preaching until one o the men in the church tapped him on the shoulder and told him to wind that sermon up. "I'll never forget the title, 'The Challenge of the Cross.' That was the longest sermon I ever preachec in my life even though Ray Morgan won't believe it, that goes for L. C. B. Young and Bob Kendrick also," smiled the Rev. Mr. Moore. "I've got two in my congregation now, Bruce Ivy and Milton Pope who get the 12 o'clock fidgets. Instead of looking at my watch to see when my time is up, I look at them And if they're in the process of squirming. I know it's time to give the Benediction." * * • IN THE winter of 1948, he wa invited to preach at San Jose, Calif, for a large western preaching convention. He wasn't told he woulc have only 30 minutes to preach as there would be so many preachers from all parts of the United States When he received his invitation he began mapping out his sermon. He worked on it for three months, covering four books of the Bible. The trip covered 3.700 miles through snow, rain and sleet to say nothing of the mountains he had to drive over, but this was to be quite an experience for a 26-year-old preacher, beside being quite an honor to be included in the group of much older men. After he got there, he was told he would only have 30 minutes to speak and when you've been three months ALWAYS A DOUBLE FEATURE rvi u Phone 4621 Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 p.m. Sat. & Sun. 1:00 p.m. AIR CONDITIONED BY REFRIGERATION RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. LAST TIME TONITE GROUNDS FOR MARRIAGE With Van Johnson Kathryn Grayson ••••••••••••••tt»******* THEATRE PRESENTS THE GIANT PANORAMIC FULL STAGE WIDE VISION SCREEN! A NEW MEANS OF FILM PRESENTATION A WONDROUS NEW A C H I E V E M E N T IN SIGHT. NO GLASSES ARE NECESSARY FOR VIEWING WIDE- SCREEN VISION NO MORE EYESTRAIH LAST TIMES TONIGHT ]prwa» (JMSJgglj^ PLUS SHORTS STEVE COCHfMN-mwKwo.oc.iw* THURSDAY & FRIDAY —PLUS— JESSE JAMES ALSO CARTOON STARR GAZING Just to continue to give tha homey touch to our beautiful new hospital, KOSE will begin on Mon day morning at 9 to give five-min ute broadcasts Monday through Friday direct from the admin preparing a speech and combed the four books thoroughly, 30 minutes is hardly enough time to drink glass or two of water, adjust your neck tie and work up steam. He had hardly gotten started when a white light flashed that he -, only had two minutes left. He was in the middle of his speech and there was no way, that he could figure out, in his fright, to bring it to a close and again he was tapped on the shoulder, so with those two experiences, he said he's been very careful to find out in advance how much time he was alloted. During his graduate work at the seminary, the Rev. Mr. Moore was chosen ' to represent the seminary throtighoutjJFlorida. All the firsts" in the life of young preacher are interesting and you can bet your life, things happen that never let them forget. For instance, the first funeral. He was at the northeastern convention and the family wanted him to preach their father's funeral. His mother got the message to have him contact the family and she in turn had it announced in the convention hall to come home. "When I heard my name announced over the loud speaker, I almost fainted," Brother Moore said, "I left my seat and started for the door, when two policemen took me by the arm. I knew I was innocent of any misdemeanor and didn't know what to say, everybody in the convention hall saw what was going on and I got redder by the minute. "When we got outside the policemen told me I was called to come home and preach a funeral. They didn't know it, but I was wondering who was going to preach mine." * • * AT THE first little mission church the Rev. Mr. Moore preached in, he looked up during his prayer when he heard a commotion in the rear of the church, Just in time to see a drunk stagger in. He recognized him as the son of one of the best members of the church. The boy had been stricken early in life with polio and had grown up with See MOORE on Paje 9 istrator's office — that of Thad On tke Social Side... Mrs. Hale Hostess Mrs. J. H. Hale was hostess to her Connally _ reporting the arrival bridR^club Thursday^ftcrnoon for and dismissal of the patients. I'd ' "' ' ™ " suggest as a theme song for the program, that one of the new babies cry over the microphone and announce whose baby was so smart. That will add a lot of good listening. Good news for Junior: The hot- dogs at the Mid South Pair are going to be pedigreed from now dessert. Guests playing with the club were Mrs. S. D. Cnrptnter, Mrs. Kate Hale, Mrs. Spencer Driver, and Mrs. Blanche Cleere. Mrs. Joe Cromer won the club prize while Mrs. Driver was award' ed high guest prize. Canasta Club Meets Mrs. Ray Morgan was hostess to her canasta club Thursday and three additional guests, Mrs. Auten wh . , > , weigh not less than one-tenth of a pound and the hamburgers have to be two ounce patties with no more than 15 per cent shrinkage and they both have to be made with honest-to-goodness meat. „„„ „„„„„,„„. ,.„„„ ..... „. _, , S ?> ,\ Chitwood, Mrs. Charlie Wygul and - No man ever became extremely wicked all at once — it takes practice. Mrs. Danvin Heap. Mrs. Palmer StanUm was high Cicero said loud, bawling orators were driven by their weakness to, ,,,, „„„,..,,, »„„ mla . ^ uuclk „,,noise, as lame men to take horse | son 0( Cincinnati, house guests of score Winner with Mrs. Hiram Alexander winning second. Mixed party foods and iced drinks were served during the afternoon. Visitors Feted Miss Ruth Masscy complimented two Osceola visitors Wednesday afternoon for a dessert-samba party when she entertained for Mrs. Molvin Gilbert and Mrs. Gilbert Wil— so simmer down when you feel the urge to be heard above crowd. We may all be in one common world when we are awake, but when we're asleep, we are in a world -' our own. It's funny how two people can set out to do the same thing and wind up being so different. A great pilot can sail even when his canvas is rent. Mrs. Ed Shipper) In canasta games, Mrs. Maude Hudson won high score. Mrs. J. W. Whitworth, bridge. The two honorees were presented gifts. Arrangements of colorful garden zinnias. Fifteen couples, class mates of Mr. Ayres attended the affair. Hors- e'oeuvres arranged on silver dishes filled the dining table. Club Officers Meet Officers of the Ooceola Progressive Club met yesterday at the home of Mrs- John Edrington for a covered-dish luncheon. The dining table, where the guests were seated overlaid with a handmade Maderia cloth and was centered with a low bowl of mixed garden flowers, v~v~~ .... -—, ~. —~ .--,-.- Following the luncheon, the fashions wear out more apparel; for peace and pray that the little group held an executive meeting han does the man — or woman, ' ' ' people learn that it's only greed that causes wars? Some where in the Bible .(Proverbs. I believe) it says, "He that is greedy of gain troublest his own house." Had I been there when it was written, I would have substituted nation for, house. Let's hope flowers were placed about the entertaining rooms. Ice cream and cake was served. Pitch Club Meet§ The Widow's Pitch club met Thursday night with Mrs. Tinsley Driver as hostess. Playing, with the members were Mrs. J. W. Whitworth and Miss Blanche Cleere. Fresh peach pie a la mode was served upon arrival of the guests. The two guests were the high score winners in the pitch games. Hold Drop-In Mrs. George Florida and Mrs. Harry Matlock entertained Sunday afternoon from 4 to 6 to compliment to their brother, Ned Ayres. and Mrs. Ayres with a drop-in at the Florida home. Mr. and Mrs. Ayres, of Bel! Glade, Fla., spent several days in Osceola the past week. The Florida home was decorated in snapdragons in rainbow colors. Centering the lace draped dining table was an arrangement of pastel shades of snapdragons and liliput if you want to get technical. The dullness of the fool is the whetstone of the wise. Not all good men rise to fame, nor all the kings are crowned. Science has discovered, of all boys coming on now (including my | and mapped out plans for the com- four-year-old grandsons) will nev er have to fight a war. Benito Mussolini would have celebrated his 70th birthday, had he ing year in the club. Bridge Club Meets Mrs. W. V. Alexander was hostess to her bridge club Friday. Mrs. hings, that a lingering kiss, soul \ too bad he didn't. Quite a contrast tiss to the old timers, Will cure in the two liccups. Now ain't that sumpin'? f a boy or girl comes home with ell-tale lipstick smears and says hey got them from a hiccup treatment, what are you gonna say to hem? Science does do a few fa- /orable things every now and then for the younger set. Now that truce has been signed, and as Harry Truman (the old pessimist) said, "Let's hope that peace comes. After it's all said I and done, what did either side gain compared to the losses? When will' lived until today — but it's a good ' Billy Prazier played with the mem- thing he didn't. Henry Ford would bers. have celebrated his 90th birthday tomorrow if he had lived and it's Blue "Why do I like blue so much? I've often wondered, too, It's quite a restful color Just any shade of blue. Maybe it's special with me Because it's found in summer skies; Or because that lovely hue Gives softness to your glowing eyes." Owyndolyn Smith, Blytheville. Pink lycoris lilies decorated the Alexander home. A dessert plate was served. Personals Dr. M. S. Nickol, Mrs. Nickol and two children have returned home after a two week vacation in Miami, Fla. Billy Alexander is visiting his aunt, Mrs. E. E. Neff, and Mr. Neff in Napa, Calif. Mrs. Neff is the former Miss Electra Perrin. Miss Judy Barber of Memphis was a guest in the Owen Massie home during the past week. Mrs. Carrol Watson attended the state wide PTA workshop in Little Rock last week. Pfc. and Mrs. Eddie Shelton, Jr., of Cherry Point, N. C., are Ylslt- Ing their parents In Osceola. Mr. and Mrs. Claude Lloyd and daughter, Suzanne, visited relatives in St. Louis anci Jefferson City last week. Mrs. C. W. Silverblatt and her new daughter, Carol, are home from the hospital. Leo Duclos was elected vice president of Uie Arkansai 4-H Clubs, the past week. Wayne Gillman has accepted a position at Hendrlx College in Conway, as French Instructor. Mrs. Gillman and daughter will make their future home in Conway. Mr. and Mrs. John Douglas spent their vacation visiting relatives In Oxford, Miss. Mrs. Edward Begraves and son. Taylor, accompanied Dr. Don Blodgelt, Mrs. Blodgett and children to Lake Hamilton, Friday for a week's vacation at the Denton Lodge. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hook announce the birth of their first child, a son, born Sunday afternoon at the Methodist Hospital in Memphis. The baby has been named. John Hugh Hook. Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Mencie and children have returned to their home in Washington, D. C., after a three week's visit with relatives. Mrs. J. R. Robinson is in Little Rock this week attending the prenuptial parties being given for her niece. Miss Mary Lee Wicker. Mrs. Marshall Kline and daughter, Kelsey, of Memphis are spending this week with Mr. and Mrs Spencer Driver, in the absence of Mr. Kline, who is on a business trip in St. Louis. Mrs. Brady Brown of West Memphis visited her home folks during- the week. Mrs. Brown is the former Miss Marguerite Pope. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Weiss are home after attending fall market In St Louis. Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Weinbere visited their daughter, Lyn at Burr Oaks, Wis. They stopped over in Chicago for a visit with friends and in St. Louis on business. IN THE CHANCERY COURT FOB THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI OUNTY, ARKANSAS Jewel Gammons, Ptf. vs. No. 12441 James Franklin Qammons Dft. WARNING ORDER The defendant, James Franklin Gammons, is hereby warned to appear within thirty (30) days in ths court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of th« plaintiff, jewel Gammons. Dated this H day of July, last. Geraldine Liston, Clerk By Opal Doyle, D.C. Keck & Partlow, attys. for ptf. Frank C. Douglas, atty. wS litem. THE TOWNSMAN Beautiful, simulated wood-grain Irim. Plenty of room for 8 passengers. 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