The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 15, 1955 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 15, 1955
Page 4
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY IS, 1958 — Society News - » Ann Mnlinvv Sncipt.v Editor / P'lO Mia« Millie Ann Mallory, Society Editor Phone S-4461 BAPTIST ROYALTIES — At the annual Sweetheart Banquet at the First Baptist Church last night Miss Martha Ann Poster and Jimmy Tompkins were crowned queen and king. Miss Foster, Jimmy Tompkins Reign at Sweetheart Banquet Present were 100 people who attended the annual Sweetheart Banquet at the First Baptist Church last evening. The church dining room, in which Foster queen and Jimmy Tompkins the event took place, was transformed into a circus tent and decorated with balloons, clowns and other circus attractions. Upon entrance to the circus, each person was served pink lemonade and popcorn. The high-light of the evening was the coronation of the king and queen. . Charles R. Newcomb, chairman of the board of deacons and superintendents of the Young People's Department, crowned Martha Ann king. Serving as ringmaster for the circus was Bill Williams. Other pro- grain personnel included Miss Billie June Rodgers, Hubert Polsgrove, Mrs. C. M. Smart, Miss Betty Mullins, Miss Martha Ann Poster and Harry R. Brooks. The evening was concluded with a message, "The Arena of Life' by by Russell E. Bridges of the McClain Church, Memphis. Tenn. Mrs. Harry R. Brooks served as general chairman for the banquet. Thomas William Crafton Claims Miss Scogin As Bride in Texas In a ceremony solemnized Feb. 10 in Corpus Christi, Tex., Thomas .William Crafton of Blytheville, who is stationed with the Navy at Corpus Christi, claimed as his bride, Miss Mary Lynn Scogin of that city. Mr. Crafton is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Crafton of Blytheville and Miss Scogin is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Scogin of Corpus Christi. The Rev. G. S. Westbrook. pastor of the Purman Avenue Church of Christ in Corpus Christi, performed the ceremony at the home of the bride. Weal-Ing a grey suit with blacK accessories and a red garnet rose corsage Miss Virginia Ann Warner of Corpus Christi served as maid of honor. The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a light blue wool suit with navy accessories and a white carnation corsage. Robert Lee Chiles of Osceola who is stationed in Texas with the Navy served Mr. Crafton as best man. A reception was held following the ceremony. The bride's table was overlaid with a white .lace cloth over blue linen and centered with an arrangement of white carnations and blue cornflowers. The wedding cake was in the shape of a Bible. Mrs. Rex Oberg and Miss Warner presided at the table. The couple left on a wedding trip to Austin, Tex., and March 1 they will be in Blytheville to visit the groom's parents. After March 24, they will make their home at Marimar. Calif., where he will be stationed. Bits of News Blytheville High School Band Owner of New Parade Equi pment Band Mother's Club of Blytheville High School met in the auditorium last night for its regular monthly meeting. Mrs. Charlie Brogdon presided over the meeting when Band Director Robert LJpscomb presented to the group five parade drums, three bass horns and other miscellaneous equipment purchased for the band from funds provided by Mrs. Byrum Honored With Lavette Shower Mrs. Denny Byrum w?.s honored with a layette shower at the Dixie Pig last night. Hostesses were Mrs. Oliver Lovelady. Mrs. Louis Anderson and Mrs. Vance Owens. Gifts were arranged around a large stork and Mrs. Byrum was presented with a novelty corsage from her hostesses. Special guests were Mrs. Paul Byrum, mother-in-law of the hon-. oree, nnd Mrs. John Moore and Mrs. J. E. Lunsford, grandmothers of Mrs. Byrum. YOU can quickly be a Success in TV Growth of the television-electronics field is tremendous . . . hundreds of trained men are needed. Kecgan s School of Television can train you in just a fe« months and place you in a good-paying job. Kecgan > !« one of America's finest schools of adult education; approved for veterans We prepare you for many job opportunities—television sorv- iccman, station operator, electronics technician, airport telephone operator. Day or nigHt classes only a few dollars » month. Over 93% of our Rrnduotes are now earning good money. For full information, write: KEECAN'S, SCHOOL OF TELEV1SIOK, 207-A Madison Ave., Mernphii, Tenn the Band Mother's. Mrs. Charles Hester, Mrs. Fred Steadman and Mrs. Paul Jobe were appointed as the nominating committee for election of officers for the coming year. Plans were made for Fathers Night which will be held March 7. Ji Condition of Mrs. Pat Chitmon who is a patient in Chickasawba Hospital is reported to slightly improved but she is not allowed to have visitors. James Gardener is in Little Rock to attend a meeting of the Arkansas Baptist Hospital Board. Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Orafton have moved into their new home at 1001 Spruce. Mr. and Mrs. Edgar L. Crouch and son. Harold, of West Memphis and Wayne Crouch, a student at Arkansas State College, were the weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Crouch. Mr. and Mrs. Ocie Smith and children spent. the weekend in St. Louis visiting Mrs. Smith's parents Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Patton. Mr. and Mrs. Irving Alexander and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nutt spent the weekend in Hickory Flat. Miss., visiting Mrs. Alexander's mother, Mrs. Alice Diilard, and Delma May. Mrs. Dillard returned home with her daughter for an extended visit. Airman 2/C Ben Young spent .the weekend here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Buford Young, enroute from Kelley Field, Tex., to Chenault Air Force Base, 111., for 30 days special training before going overseas. Lt. Roger Lum left yesterday for Ft. Belvoir, Va., after spending a furlough here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Lum. Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Ware of Tall lulah, La., will arrive today to spend several days here visiting Dr. and Mrs. Hunter Sims. Mrs. H." C. Blankenship, Mrs. Blanche Busby, Miss Monya Kay Blankenship and Max Hill were in Oxford, Miss., over the weekend where Miss Blankenship and Mr. Hill attended a .campus sorority dance and Mrs. Busby visited her son and family, who reside in that city. Mrs. Blankenship visited Mr. and Mrs. Jack Henry in Marks, Miss. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lutes, who are vacationing in New York, attended the Broadway hit, "Fanny," recently. Mr. and Mrs. Earl H. Wildy of Leachville and Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Shelton of Osceola also attended this production. Lt. Ira Koonce left today for San Antonio, Tex., to be inducted into the Air Force.. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Koonce, entertained members of the family with a coon supper in his honor Friday light. Mr. and Mrs. William Neader- thal of Nashville, Tenn., were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rosenthal yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Woodson and Mrs. Charles Penn are in Lake Village to be with Mrs. Perm's mother, Mrs. J. B. Simms, who is a patient in a hospital there. Rebecca Chosen As Name for Gosnell Class Sixteen members of Gosnell Baptist Sunday School Class of Mrs. Gladys Jones held an organizational meeting at the home of Mrs. Bpulah Moody last night. Rohecca was the name chosen for the rla«; in hinor of Mrs. Rebecca WiJlmms, the oldest member of the church. Mrs. Moody presided over the nicotine when an election of officers \vas held anil plans for the coniine year's work were marie. Officers elected were Myr. Moody, president; Mrs. Ora Mae Stro- mairo.. vice-president and Mrs. Olive Via, secretary and treasurer. Mrs. Ross Ca!d\vell dismissed the group and the hostess served refreshments. Betrothed Couple Complimented With Breakfast at Norris Home Miss Rosemary Monaghan and her fiance, E. B. Gee, Jr., were complimented at a party given by Mr. and Mrs. Samuel F. Norris and daughter, Miss 'Keen Norris, Sunday morning at their home. The 25 guests had been Invited to wear informal lounge wear for the picnic breakfast as part of a theme reminding them of kindergarten days. The wood fire was the gathering place as the guests sat on the floor to read funny papers, look through the hostess' childhood scrapbook for photographs of the bridegroom- elect and his bride-to-be and to listen to musical records. The Valentine note was depicted In an unusual flower arrangement of a mounted arrow-pierced heart, studded with red carnations, ma- line and velvet-bound hearts. A gift to the bridal couple was similarly wrapped. A brunch menu was served from a table with a dark green cloth, which had a centerpiece of fruit arranged in an amber bowl contrasting with the silver service. Included in the guests present were Mrs. Tom T. Hunter of Phoenix, Ariz., grandmother of the bridegroom-elect; his mother, Mrs. Everett B. Gee; Mr. and Mrs. MatJ Monaghan, parents of the bride- elect, and Aviation Cadet William D. Beck of Statesville, N. C.. and Hondo, Tex., who has been a houseguest of the Norris family. Garden Club Has Annual Banquet In Plantation Room of Hotel Garden Club of Blytheville High School held its annual banquet in the Plantation Room of Hotel Noble last night. Special guests were Miss Luna Wilhelm, club sponsor, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Tommey, Miss Rosa Hardy and Henry Austin. A Valentine Theme was used in the decorations and a program was presented by the club members. A skit on ''When You Wore a Tulip," was given by Carlene Tate and Barbara Sawyers and Janet Boyd and Davis Cobb presented a duet. "The Rocking Chair," was given in a dramatic skit by Imogene Owens, narrator, and Miss Boyd and Jeanette Cobb, vocalist. Delores Harris introduced "Gentlemen of the Road," with Mr. Cobb, and a poem was read by Carolyn Wren. Singing of the Alma Mater concluded the program. Betty Crocker, Armorel WMU Has Program In Elliott Home Armorel Women's Missionary Union met in the home of Mrs. C. C. Elliott yesterday for a Royal Service program. There, were 14 members, two new members, Mrs, Purvis and Mrs. Griffin and four visitors, Mrs. W. O. Anderson, Mrs. N. E. Lawrence, Mrs. Ray Downing and Mrs. Estes White, present. Mrs. R. E- Rebstock gave the opening prayer and the devotional was given by Mrs. W. L. Smith. Those taking parts on the program were Mrs. Elliott, Mrs. Downing, Mrs. Weldon McCahn, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Preston Lawrence, Mrs. N. C. Patterson, Mrs. Tom Dodson and Mrs. Archie Deer. Mrs. Anderson dismissed the group with prayer. Dell Women Attend Luncheon For Mrs. Faubus A luncheon honoring Mrs. Orval Faubus, the governor's wife, was given Saturday at Hotel Marion in Little Rock. Women Democrats of Pulaski County were hosts for the event The 500 guests were presented ] Valentine placecards centered with the picture of Mrs. Faubus. Mr.-. A. E. Caldwell and Mrs. Udell N'ewsnn of Dell attended the event nnd later were introduced to ! Governor Faubus, who was in the receiving line at the conclusion of the luncheon. club president, welcomed the guests and Max Haynes gave the response. Those in charge of decorations were Miss Cobb, Miss Harris,, Jeanette Gurley and Patsy Gentry. Myron Priest, Miss McDaniels Exchange Vows In a ceremony solemnized Sunday afternoon Miss Patty Jo McDaniel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. McDaniel, of Dell became the bride of Myron C. Priest, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil M. Priest, of Blytheville. The ceremony was solemnized in the home of the groom's parents with the Rev. Bob Petrovich officiating. Mrs. Clifton Wixon of Burdette served as matron of honor. .She wore a navy blue suit with matching accessories. The bride wore a navy blue dress with fitted bodice and full skirt. She wore white accessories. Clifton Wixon served Mr. Priest as best man. Mrs. McDaniel wore for her daughter's marriage a blue suit with navy accessories and Mrs. Priest wore a grey suit. A reception was held following the ceremony. The bride's table was overlaid with a lace cloth and centered with the wedding cake which was topped with a miniature bride and groom. Those presiding at the table were Mrs. Bob Petrovich and Mrs. Priest. The couple will make their home in Earle where the groom is employed. Fur trim is fun. It's spread \ from the neck and cuffs to the ! bottom of a middy top. Nice mat- j ching touches could go there and ' on a hat. THEATRE K On W. Main St. In Blytheville =E I'hone 3-lfi21 Weekdays Show Starts 7:0(1 n.m.. Sat., & Sun. 1:00 p.m. TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY Double Feature ELEANOR PARKER. CHAflUTCW HES7ON «t KANALD Mu-DOtttALL Butt HI t llftt by C^rf SUfferw A PARAMOUNT PICTVW ALSO SHORT It's Coming Soon For the ends of legs of kifchen | stools which just can't seem to keep rubber tips on, bore's a solution: tape them with black plastic eletrician's tape. This will make them skid-proof and keep the linoleum from being dug. Box Office Opens 6:45 Show Starts 7:00 p. m. Admission 15c & 35c At All Times TUES., WED., & THURS Double Feature —AND— IVMD Also Cartoon "Mouse Takes Trip" Miss Iva Dell Downlni Betrothal of Miss Downing Is Announced MANILA — The bethothal of Miss Iva Dell Downing to Vance Waddell, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. V. Waddell of Manila, is announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Melvi-i Dmvnin? of Mrmila. Miss Downing is a graduate of Manila High School, where she was outstanding as a pianist and vocalist. She was a member of Future Homemakers of America. Present-! ly she is attending Arkansas State College at Jonesboro, where she is a member of the chorus. Mr. Waddell is a senior at Manila High School, where he was named Boy Most Likely to Succeed in the Who's Who contest this year. He is a Future Farmers member. The wedding is planned for June 5. Presbyterian Church Women Have Regular Circle Meetings Women of the Presbyterian Church met in their circles yesterday afternoon. • Circle One met with Mrs. J. Leech with 11 members and one v Itor. Mrs. Vernon Thomasson, prf I'nt. Mrs. G. W. Dlilanunty gave the Bible study. Circle Two met with Mrs, Hugh Hudson with Mrs. W. A. Dobbins co-hostess. There were 14 members present nnd the Bible study was taught by Mrs. George Yates. Mrs. C. M. Gray gave the Bible study when 11 members of Circle Three met with Mrs. E, M. HuM- mnn. Mrs. I. M. Castlio was co-hostess, Mrs. A. D. Kulig became a new member of Circle Pour when it met at the home of Mrs. M. F. Day. There were 13 members present. Co-hostesses were Mrs. J. B. Fisher and Mrs. Eubanks. Mrs. Ross Stevens gave the opening prayer and Mrs. S. E. Tune taught the Bible study. Circle Five met with Mrs. Todd Harrison with 10 members and one visitor present. Mrs. Russell Mosley :ra ~e the Bible study. Seven members and one visitor were present when Circle Six met with Mrs. Curtis Anderson. The Bible study was given by Mrs. J. L. Thompson. Circle Seven met with Mrs. Floyd Havalson with Mrs. Mildred Cutler co-hostess. There were 14 members present. Mrs. Dee McIIwain taught the Bible study. • _ Louise Chapman CbapterofNFMS Conducts Meeting Coming Events TUESDAY Annie Armstrong Circle meets with Mrs. C. S. Birmingham, 7:30 p.m. PTA Pounders Day program at high school auditorium, 7:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY Prayer meeting with Foreign Mission study at Presbyterian Church, 6:45 p. m. Town and Country Club meets with Mrs. A. G. Hall. Mrs. W. J. Pollard entertains Wednesday Bridge Club. TLE Bridge Club meets with Mrs Otto Scrape. NOW Club mete with Mrs. Bill Fraser, 7:30 p.m. THURSDAY Plat Lake HD Club meets at club house for Colonial Dinner, 12 p.m. Lottie Moon YWA of Trinity Baptist Church mets at First Baptist Church, 7:30 p.m. Mid-Week Club with Mrs. C. A. Cunningham. Mrs. Joe McHaney entertains GEO Club. LaNueve Club meets with Mrs. N G. Jerome. Mrs. Charles Afflick entertains Kibitzer Club. Duplicate Bridge League meets. Association YWA Council meeting at First Baptist Church, 7:30 p.m. FRIDAY Friday Club meets with Mrs. James Roy. Mrs. Bill Jontz entertains LaPi- nesse Club. Friday Contract Club meets with Mrs. George D. Pollock, Jr. Chapter N PEO meets with Mrs. Alvin Huffman, Jr., for 1 p.m. luncheon. Vendredl Bridge Club meets with Airs. Hank Dodd. Ladies Bible Class of First Methodist Church meets in Fellowship Hail at 2:30 p.m. Hostesses are Mrs. E. A. Goodrich, Mrs. Paul Cooley and Mrs. Bess Stanton. SATURDAY Duplicate Bridge League meet*. Louise Chapman Chapter of Nazarene Foreign Missionary Society met at the church last night with 36 members present. Mrs. Harold Thompson, Sr;, presided over the meeting which was opened with group singing under the direction of Jimmy Quick. The opening prayer was given by Mrs. Leo Kelly and Miss Dorris Payne gave the treasurer's report. In the business session, a box for mission fields was made ready for shipping and plans.were made for the Alabaster offering and World Day of Prayer, Feb. 25. Earl Knipple gave the devotional and a study on "India," was given by Mrs. Jimmy Quick. The group was dismissed by Tim Williams. At The Hospitals Blytheville Hospital Dismissed: M. C. Curry, city Mrs. Matt Scruggs, city Janice Edington, Rt. l, Steel* E. B. McLemore, city Chickssawba Hospital Dismissed: Beatrice Green and baby, city fat Chitmon, city Marilyn Parley, city Mrs. Rube Carson and baby, city Robert Reece Moore, Jr., city Debra May Otts, city Croupy Coughs* t wtth FIRST SWALLOW 'of DR. 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