The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 23, 1949 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 23, 1949
Page 5
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1049 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER Statewide Yule Observances Set Spa's Extensive Carol Program Tops List; Needy Are Fed, Feted By IhC AsMii'iiilod 1'rcss Tile story of Uic tiirtli o[ Christ \vill he re-told in story, song sermon in every city, town and hamlet in Arkansas as'the state observes another Christinas this weekend. The mast elaborate prcseiiin v.-ill be at Hot Springs Sultircla) night wlien the lotli annual Christmas carol program is given In Arlington Parti at tlie foot of Ho ng.s Mouiuuin. The progran culminate a week long scries o Christmas activities. Few other cities have attemptci anything so extensive, but prncli tally everywhere, tlie .spirit < Christian charity is p ro v i cl I n Christmas cheer for the le-^s fortu HFUC. And Hope came up with a ne\ idea designed to save lives afte Christmas—a Christmas tree burn ing program. The object is to collec and burn under controlled Condi lions all Christmas trees, whlc quickly become fire hazards in home. Tlie Hope City Street Departnici will collect the trees and pull the la Hope's Pair Park, where on DC 31, a Christmas tree burning pn gram will be held, sixni.sored by tl Ministerial Alliance. The Hot Springs Christmas tivitiM began last Sunday with th Lions CKlbs annual orphan's lion Christmas parties. -Met Soprano to Siii£ F.vcnls (lining the week inclildi [he "Ceremony of the Lights" whi the huge Christinas light design the Army and Navy General Hose tal was turned on. Mayjorie Lawrence. Mctr politan Opera compan ysoprano, w sing at the annual hospital concc Friday night. In Little Rock, the Goodfellows Club is conducting its anual fund drive to provide Christmas joy for ^ome 1,700 needy families. The North Tiittle Rock club is seeking to care for several hundred more. Similar eflorU are underway in all parts of the state. In Blythe- villc, the Jaycecs and Kiwanians will distribute gifte Saturday, the Mississippi County shriners held a Christmas party for crippled children, and the Lions had 40 youngsters as gueste at a Christmas dinner. Bonuses have provided a merrier Christmas lor many salaried workers thoughoilt the state. In Arka- dclphia, employes of three banks and the Hollywood-Maxwell Plant received substantial bonuses, as did employes of several stores in CSar- endon. Christmas mailing has been heavj everywhere and the Harrison anc Little Rock post offices this seasoi set new records for the number of pieces of mail handled in a single day. CARUTHERSVILLE NEWS By Joan Douglass Portageville News PAGE \Vonums Club Meets . a white damask cloth, was centered Mrs. Charles Dorroh entertained | with an arrangement of holly, red and members of the Curuthcrsvllle r omaii5 Club Wednesday after- oon. Mrs. J. W, McCloskey served co-hostess.- The re were 35 inctn- ers a lid one guest, Mrs. Byron 'insloy of Ilnyti. prest'iit. The Dorroh home was beatulful- ,' decorated In compliment to the ihristmas season. Mrs. Guy E. Michie, music chairman, pi'CJicntetl the program for tlie ftenicon. Mrs. ftcdinnn Dunham's evcnth sjrade chorus sang carols. Jyron Rny Tirusley of Hayti played piano selection depicting Christ- nas Eve and Chris,tinns morn. Mrs. Michie served as narrator. Miss Sue 'owell, accompanied by Miss Susun Cunningham at the piano, sang \vo Christmas selections, "1 Be- icve in Santa Chuis" and "A :hristmns Wish/' The eHth mem- jers clo5cd the program by sinking carols. They wore led by Mrs. L>nn- am and Mrs. Michie wns acccm- janist." A brief business session was conducted. Mrs. ROECOR Pierce, president, presided. A tufapi-culosis bond \\it.s bought by the club. The club members plan to remember the Pemiscot County pn I touts at Mount Vernon during the Christmas holidays. carnations, and red tapert. Mrs. Sawyer poured puneh and the hostesses served. Double Four Kook Club Mrs, Leonard Lhnbaugh entertained the Double Four Rook Club at her home on Thursday evening. The Limbaugh home wns attractive with seasonal decorations. Tlie members exchanged gifts later In the evening. Dunne the eveniny the club • re- .sctited ihe hostess with pictures for her new home. They also presented Mrs. Lesly Prosl with a blanket. Mrs, Spud Walker won high score, receiving costume jewelry, and Mrs. Prost rookoed. She received a jewel lipstick container. The hostess server! refreshments of fruit eake topped with whipped cream, salad, and Russian tea. I'tie club will hold Its next meeting in two weeks at the home of Mrs, Casper, Family Niglif Program Mrs. Claude Foster and Miss Jesvcl Davis entertained members of the Primary Department of the Baptist Church and their parents with a Christmas parly at the church Monday. After a program, gifts were exchanged and each mother was prcscnled a Christmas corsage. Ue- frcshmenUs were served. Mrs. Calvin Scales entertained her bridge club Saturday night with a Christmas party. Christmas ilec- orations were used throughout, the house. Mrs. Wayne DeLislo and Mrs. Paherty Pinkley won prizes during the evening. After guests exchanged gifts the hostess served assorted Christinas party foods wtih coffee. Mrs. Hubert Milem and Mrs. Os- T.T.A. Has Mrcdng One hundred and seventy-live members of the Parent-Teachers Association held their Christmas meeting in the Methodist Church on Friday afternoon. Mrs. Ray Smith arid her third grade homeroom presented a fkit entitled "Christmas for Everyone." Mrs. Rediiian Dunham presented her seventh grade chorus in a "carol sing." The snest speaker was tlie Hev. Fioyd Bro\vcr of the Methodist Church. His subject was "Meeting Our Children's Spiritual Needs." A routine business meeting was conducted by the president, Mis. J. Thnmas Markey. During the session the group announced it had jought two pair of shoes to present needy children with the clothes prepared by the committee for that purpose. The attendance awards went to Mrs. Frankie Nelson's third grade homeroom and to Mrs. Jack Jolin- son's fifth grade room. l'hll.lllic.1 Class Observes Christmas There were 45 members present on Thursday evening when Mrs. B. H, England entertained the Philathea Sunday School Class at its annual Christmas observance. The England home was attractive holiday dress. A delicious covered-dish dinner, with turkey as the main dish, was served. A Christmas program was presented the group. The Scriptures were read by Mrs. Arthur Cook and Mrs. Grace Fields gave a Christmas reading. Mrs. H. H. Pigmon led the group in prayer. Following the worship service and program, gifts were exchanged. They were placed under a huge colorful tree. Smaller trees were placed throughout the entertaining rooms. Informal games were played during the evening. Mrs. H. II. Brosvn received the pri?.e. Ing. Mo., were in town Saturday shopping and visiting relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Stan Klndall. recently associated with Brown Shoe Company here, has returned to Portsmouth, Ohio, to live. James Hamby. son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hamby, arrived here Friday to spend the holidays with his parents. He is a student at Notre Dame University at South Uend, Ind. Helen Coker, who is attending Southwestern at Memphis, Tcnu will spend the Christmas holidays with her mother, Mrs. Francelia Coker. Miss Mary Catherine Griffin I: spending a few days this week witl her parents. Sbe Is R student in De Paul Hospital in St. Louis Mo. Edward Cunningham and R Sides, both students at Missis.slpp State College in Starkvillc. Miss are spending the holidays,with thci respective parents. Mrs Fay Allen of Porlagevil! was a guest In the home of Mr. am Mrs. Dean Vick Sunday. car Fuller were guests last Wedne.i- ay afternoon when Mrs. Grover VIcattc entertained hei bridge club, ccd drinks were served for re- reshmcnls. went to Mrs. Matte, Mrs. Milem and Mrs. T. A. Lee. Mr. niwl Mrs. J. H. Workman en- crtalned the Dobc Club Thursday it her home at 203 Ea.-t Third Street. Prizes during the evening vent to Miss Helen King, a guest •f (he club, and Mrs. Raymond Seoy, who won high. J. H. Workman and Dr. L, P. Budenholzer won jrizes for low. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Dacres were guests at the Swift and Company's Christmas dinner and dance at the Colony Club Sunday night. The par ,y was for the Cairo, III., employes. The women of the Carter Home LVonomics Ciub met last Thursday iliernoon a I the home of Mrs. John Parries and made stuffed toys to be donated to the Fire and Police Departments for [he drive for toys for indeiprivilegcd children. On Thursday the members gathered at the hoine of Mrs. Dick Wilson to repair and clean toys previously collected. Tlie toys were boxed and labeled with the name and address of the homes to which they would be delivered. An assortment of toys was placed In each box depending or the number of children U> receive toys. The Third Degree team fron: Mayfield, Ky., were gui-sts of tin. Masonic Lodge here, Friday night Approximately 45 members fron other lodge.? also attended. During, the evening's entertainment, at tended by 156 guests, refreshment- were served. The Masonic Lodge and (lie floya Arch Chapter installed 1950 ofti cers at joint ceremonies Thursda: night. Dclbcrt Johnson, insisted b Church Leaders Present Plaque to Mr. Truman * WASHINGTON, Dec. 23— Leaders of Protestant, Catholic and Jewish aKene.tes yesterday presented a portrain plaque to President Truman for his work on behalf of Europe's displaced persons. Edward Rosenberg, president of the United Service for New Americans, told Mr. Truman: "This plaque is symbolic of the admiration which your humanitarian approach to one of the world's most pressing problems has evoked among freedom-loving peoples everywhere." P.E.O. 'Cliaplrrs Meet The members of Chapter GV of Ihe P.E.O. Sisterhood were entertained Monday evening at their annual chrislmas party at the home of Mrs. John S. White. Co-hosEess was Mrs. Floyd Barnhart. Twenty- one members attended the meeting. The holiday theme was emphasized in the White home by kilrttc- tive seasonal decorations Mrs. Robert W. Hawkins presided at the meeting. Following this a Christmas program of carols, the poem, "The Night. Before Christmas." and a gift wrapping contest were presented. Gifts, which were later exchanged.'.were: placed beneath a gaily lighted Christmas tree in the riming room. Refreshments were served from a table overlaid with a white cloth and with n center arrangement of greenery surrounding large red tapers. The next chapter meeting will be on .January 2, 1950. at the home of Mrs. Earnest Hazel. Chapter DM of the P.E.O. Sisterhood met at tlie new home of Mrs. Paul Carmean Monday evening. She was assisted by Mrs. J. W. Carmean. The Carmean home was attractively decorated in keeping with the Christmas season. Mrs. John Sawyer, Jr., presided in tile absence of the president. Mis. Chns. O. Ross. Mrs. P. W. Colemnn was In charge of the program. Her Subject was "Fabrics of Tomorrow." The serving table, overlaid with AltenrT Orjtan Rceilal Among those attending the organ recital at the Methodist Church In Kennett, Mo., Sunday afternoon were Mr. and Mrs. Guy E. Michie., V Mrs. Lightfooto, Mrs. V. W. McCoy. \ j! Rev. and Mrs. Floyd Brower. Robert i -• Earl Hiulgcns. and Misses Ora ' Wayne Meadows. Peggy Robertson , and Joan Douglass. The recital was I for the dedication of the new organ of the Kennett church and It svns given by Professor Spade, organ instructor at Central College, Payette. Mo. Several of the group remained for the reception following the broadcast and program. Locals Dr. and Mrs. D. D. Pinion. Mrs. Joe Pinion ami children, and Mrs. Frank Douglass and children spent Friday in Blytheville. Robert Johnson'.wns Sn Memphis Monday on business. Joe Robert Brooks, a student nt Southern Methodist University, arrived home Tuesday to spend the Chrislmas holidays with his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Bailey Brooks. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Vick of Deer- SILENT NIGHT-HOLY NIGHT Midnight Carols Saturday, Dec. 24, 11:45 P. M. I. J. Yeager, both of Carulheisvllle, Nancy JYwter. i« Hie Installation officer for the in addition to those presentations, while K. D. Ellington, Jr., wlsted by Mr. Johnson, installed ic Koynl Arch officer*. Christmas Cantata Presented The IJaptisl Church was filled to gladly Sunday evening, when the loir, under the direction of Ekt- »f Ailor, School Music.inmictor, ffercd the Cantata, "His Natal 'ay." Special music was furnished by iloisu, Miss Jewel Davis, Billy none, Herbert Wynn. Jr., Hetty iinner and Lots Phillips, and two ticls by Mrs. Billy Cook and Mrs. 'land Faster; nnd the other com- <wex.l ot Misses Connie Downing and Mrs. George Worth, Misses Hetty Phillips and Vclabca KoMtvson, composed a ^"1° i° r other special music. C'arolcrs Visit Town On Monday Evening groups of volrvs, accompanied by members | of the Parent Teachers Association, mid the music'dircetor, Edgar Allor, caiu-osscd the town, pnmcntlng- a program of music, especially prepared for shut'-mA and older pev plc. The groups returned to the high school gymnasium following their trek through the town for > social hour and refreshment's. The total stiver offering presented, carollers was $48.35. BLYTHEVH-LE'S ONLY ALL WHITE THEATRE FRI.-SAT. Two llij Open 6:30 »MDT Cttpt • HAIID ALSO Itusler (Jrablie in 'The Jungle Man" wllli All Slur Cast IMus SERIAL • CARTOON RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Friday & Saturday "MYSTERIOUS DESPERADO" wllli Tim Hull CarliHin and Serin! Saturday Owl Show "GIVE OUT, SISTERS" with Dan Dalle? and the Andrews Sisters Cartoon Sunday & Monday "TRAIL OF THE LONESOME PINE" uilh Fred Mai-Murray ;ii)ii Henry Konilii \Yimicr News and Cartoon Tuesday & Wednesday "MANHANDLED" with OnmlViy Ii'.imuur and Dan l>uryea News A Shorts • • • — _,.__ = NEW Bui Opens Week Days 7:00 p.m, Mallnte Saturday & Snntfaj* ial.-Sun. 1 p.m. Cont. Showing Manila, Ark. Friday 'HIT THE ICE" with ISml Abbott • nil l.ou Costello Also Silorls Saturday '"RANGERS OF CHEROKEE STRIP" Saturday Owl Show "ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS" with Cury Onint Sunday & Monday "FIGHTING MAN OF THE PLAINS" with Ruiulnlph Hcntt Also Shc.rU Tuesday "HOUSE ACROSS THE STREET" with AVaynn Morris Also Shorts First. Lutheran Church, Sixth and Walnut, cordially invites the community to join in Christmas Carols and a moment of praise and Uiam\sgiving. JOYTO THE WORLD, THE LORD IS COME! CIHUMlliN'S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM—7:30 P.M. 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