Abilene Reporter-News from Abilene, Texas on June 29, 1947 · Page 79
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MRS. HERBERT NELSON HICKOK JR. TO LI VEIN NEW YORK ^RuthO,Rucker f H,N,HickokJr, * Wed in Fairmont Methodist Church Abilene and-San Antonio families were united Friday evening when Ruth Ophelia Rucker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J H Rucker of Route 2, Abilene, exchanged vows with Herbert Nelson Hickok Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Hickok Sr. of San Antonio, at Fairmont Methodist church. . The Rev Robert L. Butler, pastor of the First Methodist church of Merkel; read the double ring vows as the couple ·tknelt on a white satin bench, connected to the candelabra by white satin aisle ropes. Six candelabra made an arch of candlelight for the ceremony. The alter was decorated with baskets of white gladioluses, shasta daisies palms and fern Mrs C H McCurdy of San Antonio, aunt of the bride- TI played the traditional wedding music, Liebestraum I Claire de Leune (Debussey), and » medley of wedding H. C. Muek«r af Brawnwood; Mn. Osc«r Welhs of Sin Antonio; Mr. and Mrs. :R. S. Balch" and son, Bobby, of Ranger: Mr- « nd Mrs ' U A. Dudley, DarT Dudley, Dale Dudley of Merkel; Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Church of Merkel; Mr. «nd Mrs. Jim Cox of Tuscoli; and Bryan Gilllam'of Balllnger. The couple left for a wedding trip which will Include the.national parks in the western states, Luke Louise, Canada, and the Pacific Northwest. For her going away costume (he bride chose a pale blue wool sheer suit styled with pleated hustle, and wore her bridal corsage. Her accessories Were navy blue. The bride is a 1940 graduate of Abilene high school and received BA and BS degrees from McMurry college In 1944. In 1946 she did graduate work at the University of Texas, Austin, While at McMurry she was elected to Who's Who Among Students In American Universities and Colleges, and served as president of her senior class In 1944. She. is a member of the James Winford Hunt chapter of Alpha Chi, national scholarship fraternity, and since her graduation has served as president of the Alpha Chi exes and is now secretary treasurer of the McMurry exes. She it a charter member and first president of the Texas Zeta Alpha chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. For the past three years she has been a teacher of general science at North Junior high school.. The bridegroom is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson, high school, San Antonio, and. of San Antonio Junior college. He also attended Yale University and received a BS degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Texas in 1947. He was elected to Pi Tau Sigma, honorary mechanical engineering society and served as vice president of this organization. He also was vice president of the University of. Texas chapter of the American. Society of Mechanical Engineers and represented the University at the spring regional conference held at Norman, Okla. . : Mr. Hickok has accented a position as engineer with General Electric and the couple will live at Schenectady, New .York. groom, music, "s'he'afso accompanied Mildred B a l c h of Ranger, cousin of the bride, who sang God Make Thee Mine (Wood), ·The Lord's Prayer (Malotte), and I Love Thee (Grieg). The bride, given In marriage by her father, wore a wedding gown of white crepe designed with sweetheart neckline, leg of mutton sleeves which tapered to a point over the hands, and fitted bodice. Her full length hand-made Battenberg lace veil belonged to Mrs. Vf H. Haney. and was held by a coronet of seed pearls. She wore ·i double string of pearls which was*a-;gift..of -- the* bridegroom. -. She carried a white Bible "belonging, to June Hale, and a bou- 1 quet arrangement of white gardenias. Her hand-made lace handkerchief belonged to Mrs. McCurdy. For something blue, the. bride marked her favorite scripture passage with a blue · ribbon in the Bible she carried. Attending the bride as maid of honor, LaWanda Hamilton wore a ·dress of blue faille with an overskirt of blue net, a half hat of blue net and carried a nosegay of ester reed daisies. Bridesmaids Lucille Rucker of Brownwood, Juanita Rucker, Eileen Hickok of San Antonio,, and Isabelle Burrus of Lubbock wore identical dresses of pink cushion dot net -and dobbyn faille designed like the bride's gown. They also carried white ester reed nosegays « nd wore half hats of pink cushion ot net styled after the maid of honor's hat. The bride's atten- dents wore a single strand of pearls, a Sift of the bride. Attending the bridegroom as best man was Kelly Brannen of San Antonio, , while groomsmen were Mason Hunt of Houston, P h i l l i p Donald Weihs of San Antonio, morris Rucker, Lloyd .Rucker. Ushers were Harold Rucker and Jimmy Lancaster. Melba ·Joyce Rucker and. Harold Rucker "were candlelightcrs. The bride's mother wore a navy blue crepe dress with draped skirt and white hat anti accessories. She wore a corsage of white carnations. The bridegroom's mother wore an aqua crepe dress with pink flower hat, white gloves and pink carnation SINGLE RECORDS "Je Vouj Aim«" Wayne King - «3c "Sugar Moon" Bob Willi ' ' - «3c ALBUM OF THI WEEK Frankie Ctrlc'i "Carle Comei Colling" 93.57 4« Pin* Mam 4141 A wedding reception was held ,tt the home of the bride's parents. The bride's chosen colors of green and white were featured on the table. A thre-tiered white cake was topped with a miniature bride and bridegroom. The table was centered with sn arrangement of white daisies. Serving were Mrs. M. C. Church of Merkel, Mrs. J. D. Green of Abilene, Aletha Fuller of Dalla: and Beatrice McDonald. Registering .guests were Melba Joyce Rucker and Wanda Pertain ; of Sweetwater.' Displaying gifts were ;Mrs. Howard Gr'een.-fMrs. -Dick Griffith ihd Billle' Mae Hogge. · ' Out of town guests were Mrs. 87 Couples Get Licenses to Wed Up to Saturday noon 87 couples had taken out marriage licenses this month at the office of .Mrs. Chester Hutchison, county clerk. Rush for licenses was unusually heavy in the first part of June, records indicated. V" im ABILENE nponw-Ki 7t)r and a Bout Sunday Morning, June 28, 194? , Page 9 APPEAR SATURDAY AT ACC Lives of Women Professional Tennis Stars on Tour Are Tilled to the Brim'With Varied Activities By DIMPLE MICKEY The step to playing professions! tennl» from the status of an amateur is quite a thrilling one--and step definitely in the right'di- rection. This is the opinion of Pauline Belt, 1846 United States and Wimbledon champion, and Mrs. Sarah Palfrey Cboke, 1945 0. S. titleholder, professional players who appeared in sparkling match'at the Abilene Christian college gymnasium last evening. : "I don't know why we ever hesitated to go on tour," said Mrs. Cobke, "It's quite exciting, and now we know exactly what we are doing and what we are going to do." Miss Betz, I goodlooking blond whose home is in Los Angeles, was up bright and early Saturday morning intent on playing golf. "I've really got the golf bug," she laughlingly admitted. A beginner at the game, she reported that she plays golf at any time she has a chance while on the present tour. She and Carl Earn, also a Cali- forhian who i« playing in matches throughout Texas with the two stars, were planning an 18 ..hole match at Abilene's country club, followed by a swim and then some practice tennis games. ; That should be proof enough that the life of a touring tennis pro is a very busy one. If it isn't, then consider the schedule of Mrs. Cooke for the day. Breakfast at 9 o'clock, with hairdresser appointment later sandwiched in between letter writing and some magazine article writing. Besides practice matches, Mrs. Cooke usually finds time for some exercises to keep fit and trim. Her favorite exercise is running, and second on her list is one done while lying flat on the floor. She lies with her arms , over her head and slowly brings her feet up, with legs straight, until they touch the floor at her hands. She places special importance on doing this exercise slowly. · * * After matches in Houston, San Antonio, Waco, Dallas, Austin, Little Rock and other places, Mrs. Cooke and Miss Betz plan to fly ,to England, on July 16 and are scheduled to play, a match in London on July 21. Upon their return to the States they will play some matches in the East, and then are contemplating a tour of South America or Australia. Their tours in the United States are made by car--a Buick convertible. While in Austin they will be made Texas Rangerettes by Gov. Beauford Jester. A striking brunet with the face and figure of a model, Mrs. Cooke was a Boston debutante before tennis tournaments took her away in Cambridge. Mrs. Cooke and her four sisters have all won the na- tional junior champlonshlpi in tennis. "Most of my family is athletic," Mrs. Cooke said. "Mother plays golf and has always liked sports. It was another story with Father, however," she said. "Mother always had to force him to participate in athletics." Mrs. Cooke's daughter Diana,' 4, also shows promises of being athletic, the proud mother reports. The youngster, now in Nevy York with Daddy Elwood.; Cooke, also a well known pro tennis player, has her own small tennis racket. "Elwood and I try to,keep her. from knowing that'we want her to play tennis... .she's very stubborn and if she knew we wanted her to play, she wouldn't like the game," the petite mother smiled. Diana was born In Pensicola while Mr. Cooke was training i n - the Navy. , . ' Proud of her book, Winning Tennis, written last year for Doubleday, Mrs. Coqke' is also interested in writing for magazines. At present she is working oh an article for Liberty magazine. Special feature of her book are moving pictures--made by flipping the pictured pages fasl as the author demonstrates some of the tricky plays she uses. : · Not only .Is. Mrs. .Cooke an accomplished tennis player and a successful mother and wife, she plays golf, has studied art «nd plays the piano. ' , Her special "love" is radio, however. She reports that one of her ambitions is to do a radio show, with guest stars, on women 'in sports and their views. 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