The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 2, 1952 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 2, 1952
Page 3
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MONDAY, JUNE 2, BLYTHEVTIXE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE TEIREE 1,000 Shriners Invade Elytbeville for a Day of Capers and Ceremony ,^1^ 5 v l> ,'ti4 UhL W £• r -JTs-vi"P-A *• r j % -* • • £ |ps®«iS V! '-'y* Mii ^i ilii -«» UUllKS (lorn— Shown engaged Jn some of their street corner capers arc weirdly-garbed members of the Heli-ir.i Rime Bund, wlilcli look part in the shrine ceremonial here Saturday. They are shown in one o[ Ihclr hiu-h-hik- iHg routines -most of which were directed at cars bearing young women. Now and then they took time oul from na^'tiif,' cars to offer music that was neither classical nor swing, bill which was popular with the spectators. CAGKI) (rijjlil)—Not birds in » iU'lded case, but Shrine Novices (candidates for Initiation! In a silver-painted pen. Like fralcrnl- tj pledges, the Novices were ob- Ji!::ts of numerous indignities which lasted until they became full-fledged Nobles late In (he afternoon. Some of these Novices may not have known it, but Ihclr c:ii',e is the city's "roving" dog pound. ^^-^yfe^^^H^^ : ^^^ g ? tm r > k , ; *• •&*• - l B ^ , ,, — ___ . ~ 1.8, i „ ni r »« v-^wa~ " •• -•- 3 ttsfc-Mra ^lllilf^^ M fci- v 3 11 ^^ ^.11vfl!««3\ < OB.»Jw.> __ • Ml vi^ "1S^ ^^ :«-J SSL «~««^ 'K»«^ »wsa u-msj ram BSTTI ! ".?_ Iti;:. u^^-^;L4 "«»™ M***/ MHsssf HffiSjM ?||i^jgs«$Ss& °^4l?rsgi""-« ' ' : - •"•:•,'•••»gBK "J:' 'fete-^ '.---^It 1 c—^-1__ . :..:^7 m , x *--v-.a,' ; ', v, ftftH' <.'^ ••• '-'A1r<;H< i» A^- ^ T^? wc*s*'i Ny" * •-• ' •£<?-?•;*^v '•* M 14| OFFJCUI, CAR (Icfll—When the Shrine directors' official car was within earshot, there was nn mistaking it.s presence. Equipped with a freight engine bell and air horns, it clanged and tooted like an impatient locomotive. NKWLYlVEnS (fDliler) — Nuptial bliss, almost, is portrayed by FranV: Seay as the blushing bride and Maurice Sanders as the nervous groom. Attending the couple afoot were bridesmaids Ray Hall (left) and John Edwards. Lending the pony is Johnny Ilocott. Behind them hut not visible here was Dr. J. M. Walls, who was the "parson." IN . TOW (rislill — Herded fllong by Eddie Ford, In black- face, cutaway and cane. Novices cling to a rope attached lo the truck which bore a cai;e carrying other candidates. A Courier Hews Photo-Feature OniENTAI.S (left) — Lending an appropriate air to the Shrine parade was the Oriental Band from Memphis, shown here as it appeared in the parade Saturday morning. Garbed In bedouin togs, the band's throbbing drums and wheezing pipes provided something unusual in the way of parade music. For all the geographical differences, the thin piping of the band's lute-like instruments soumied much like Scottish bagpipes. 1'ATUOL (center) Attired In biisgy green pants and red stock- Ings and fezes, the Shrine Patrol from Pine Bluff's Sahara Temple added a colorful note to Saturday morning's parade. AXGMNG (far right) _ Fish- Ing in a jug was the assignment these Novices drew. Holding the pole Is Harold Doyle, while Russell Gaskins (right) and Shields Edwards check the line for biles. GOVGUXOK m-xrs dcfi) — Wearing the white uniform of th» degree team which helped initial* the Novices. Gov. Sid McMata ilcft) chats wlm L. W. Willlami of Osceola at the picnic at Walker Park which followed the parade. I'OTKNTATK (crntor) — I,, a I'ond. isccond from left), potentate of the Shrine's Sahara Temple, talks over the ceremonial with Judge Carcltrin Harris, past potentate, as Recorder W. E. Arnold 'far left i and Sam [-evinc. also a past potentate, look on. All are from I'ine Ulnff. NAVY AIlOAIil) (riBhl) — Swinging along Main Street is the Nnvy Band from Air Station. Tcnn., whirh added to the martial music of Saturday's parade. CHOW LINE (left) -- Shown here is less than halt of the line- tip of SJirir.ers and their wives as serving of a picnic; hir.rh bn- g.nn at WnU;er Park after the parade Saturday. NOYICi; TO NOUI.K (left lo ^lit)— three picturc.s show iphh^htf; in the proprc:-s of a Novice in the process of becoming a Noble. The Novice in this is gubernatorial candidate Francis Cherry of Jonr-sboro, now a Chancery Court judge for this district. i HA/.IXG llcft) — Here Judge Cherry is in the midst of a group of Nohlcs who gave him the full bedeviling treatment accorded the Novices. WAITING Irrnter)— Hands on hips, Judge Cherry (third from left) waits to enter the Lceion Anditorium for the initiation rites. MA UK IT (rich!) — Mollowing the initiation, a v;cary Judge Cherry receives his N'ohle's fc7. from Alvin Hardy, pto.sulent of the Blythevillc Shvlne Club.

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