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Blythevllle (Ark.) Courier News - Saturday, September 44, 19M - P«|» There have been pre-occupations for some weeks: an assault of megrims; a hefty job of research; politics; politicians; a bit of messing around; a lot of wasted time; and my sister just had a baby. And so, as faithful readers of this column have noticed, egotist-at-large has not appeared for some days. It is worth recalling some words from that first column of June 23: "...I am undertaking a column, which will appear as often as either my kindly, grizzled editor, the public, or I desire—singly or in combination." Well, the column has not really appeared as often as 1 desire; Providence alone' knows what the public's wishes are (although a number of letters and occasional remarks have tended to embolden that part of my character described in the first word of this column's title; and, as for old ed., he is a lovely guy who smiles when I am hundred per cent do right and scowls when I ain't (and have I ever been ain't?). The only thing that has mitigated the frequency with which this column has appeared has been my own laziness — certainly not any disapproval from higher up. I am incurably lazy. It is something I deplore and resolve three times a week to correct, but the trait is apparently built into me as firmly as are my aversion to dubbed soundtracks in foreign movies and my affinity for cheesecake. Too bad. For I insist to all my colleagues on newspapers everywhere that it should be possible to write six brilliant columns a week, three exposes, two profile features, four political analyses, ten short stories, and all the news that happens; while at the same time talking charmingly to everyone one meets, learning to fly a plane, lifting weights, writing a novel, courting all the women one cares about, and sleeping oneself insensate. All of which Is rambling. The point of this column is that, for all the pain and malnutrition that come with writing for a newspaper, everything — including one's shortcomings — can be made tolerable by hearing this kind of thing from the public: pers. I never completely read and finished any one of your columns — as yet or ever plan to only a few paragraphs & you lave to leave the room to vom- "Your editor' is being blinded .0 your ignorance Im sure by something the public doesn't know or he would sure see you out the door." VWLSON NEWS •••••••••••••••••••• MRS. W. A. HOGAN, Jr. «••••••••••••••••••••*•••••••••••••••••••••• Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Beall at- My most anonymous dear, cherished admirer, you lovely, you: have you forgotten that profile I did on one of Blytheville's most enterprising lawyers back in June? He may owe me a favor. But then you didn't give your name, did you? tended the Arkansas • Oklahoma State football game in L i 111 e Rock Saturday night. They were house guests of Mr. and Mrs. Currey A. Bishop over the weekend. Mary Bishop, who is a student at Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Bishop. Mr. and Mrs. Bishop, Mary, Mr. and Mrs. Russie Perry, Edward Lee Perry and Tom Crain went to Johesboro Saturday night. Edward Lee and Tom joined the Explorer Scouts for the Arkansas State - Tennessee Tech Football Game and the Bishops and Perrys visited with Mr. and Mrs, Donald Patterson and | Mrs. Flora Douglas. Homecoming festivities will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday night, Sept. 23, when Wilson High Bulldogs will meet the Craw- 'ordsville team. Maids for this year are: Seniors - Marilyn Lewis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Lewis; Cathy Whitaker, daughter of Mr and Mrs. J. H. Whitaker and Bonnie Lawrence, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Mooring. Juniors-Tina Harmon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Harmon and Gayle Cecil, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sudie Cecil. Sophomores . Sally Carr, daughter of Mrs. Linnie Carr and Kay Hogah, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Hogan. Football Queen will be an- nounced the night of the game. Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Trammel were his son, Gene Trammel were his fiancee, Mary Staggs, both of Memphis. Reggie Cullom returned to Vanderbilt Monday after a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Cullom. Mrs. Wallace Thompson left Saturday for a two-week trip to Washington, D. C., Alexandria, Va., North Carolina and other points of interest. Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Thompson of Oran, Mo., accompanied her. ISJ £ YY J iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiii!iiiiiiiiiiii:iiii«i!i«n"«iiinnim»« iiiiiiiiniiiiniiiiiiiiiiniHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiinniiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiNiiiiiiiniiH! iiniiiiiwiiiiiiniiwiMBS. W. M. DAVIDSON Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ford were hosts to their bridge club Friday night at their home with all members present, Preceding games a dessert course was served. In games, W. A. Hogan and Mrs. John Ellis were high scorers. Among those from Wilson attending the Memphis State-Ole Miss game in Memphis Saturday night were Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gwyn, Mr. and Mrs. John Ellis, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lindsay, Jack Snipes and Bill Lindsay, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Hays'and Larry, and Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Cash III. You know, I don't agree with you fellows all the time, but you guys sure are making jhis newspaper exciting to read." When old ed. or I or anyone else on this staff hear that, we may assume Joel Cairo expressions of disinterest, but, inside, we are having orgies. Because sometimes we try to make "this newspaper exciting,' and sometimes we do, and it is always nice to hear people say so. We — the members of this newspaper's staff — do not always agree. Ed Hays, for example, thinks the Beatles are witches' brew and he hates the Yankees. I like them both. Old ed. stands somewhere in the middle — meaning he likes Mickey Mantle and John Lennon but doesn't care much for Joe Pepitone or Brian Epstein. All of this is to the good. I take it upon myself (the others are too modest) to pose this simple challenge to the readers Mrs.. Clarence Rook and children and Mr. and Mrs. George look of West Memphis, visited Mrs. J. 0. Rook Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. I. D. Shedd and amily and Mr. and Mrs, Dan White attended a picnic at Reynolds Park in Paragould Sunday. They were joined by Dr. and Mrs. Leonus Shedd and daughter. Miss Bernice Davis spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Davis, in Little Rock. Gerald Donner and Woody Townsend accompanied a group of scouts to Jonesboro Saturday night to attend the Arkansas State and Tennessee Tech game. Mr. and Mrs. John Countess and son, David of Memphis, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Gordon. Gene Benson of Millington Naval Base spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Neal Benson. Mrs. Pauline Shaneyfelt of Osceola was a week-end guest of her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Pierce. Walter Griffin entered Baptist Hospital in Memphis Sunday for a series of tests. Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Mabry of McKenzie, Tenn., spent the weekend with their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs, Jerry Dudley, and son Randy. Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs George Farmer were Mrs. Mildred Milton of Memphis, Donnie Farmer and Gary Collins of Millington Naval Base in Mil- iington, Tenn. Mrs. Richard Dates visited last week with her daughter Mrs. 0. A. Martin, and family in Rives, Mo. Rick Griffin left Monday for Walnut Ridge, where he entered Southern Baptist College. Mrs. Pauline Shaneyfelt of Os ceola and Mrs. Geraldine Pierce spent Sunday in Clinton, Ark. visiting their brother and sis ter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ed nd Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Bourand. Sandy Downing of Memphis pent the weeyend with her mother, Mrs. Rose Downing. Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Chapman f Turlock, Calif., are visiting er parents, Mr. and Mrs. \rnon Holt and her son, Stephn Hollis and other relatives. Miss Ann Ashabranner, who s employed at BaptistHospital n.Memphis, spent the weekend 1th her mote, Mrs. Rhoda \shabranner. Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Henry f Pensacola, Fla. announce the jirth of a daughter, Vicki Renee. They are also parents of a me year old son. Grandparents of this newspaper. Compare us to the other things you get on your porch, on your living room tube or over the wireless set. Compare Ed Hayes (the unlaziest man I know) to the other sports writers you read; compare old ed.'s editorials to those in other newspapers; compare me to Buz Sawyer; compare Herb Wight or our society or our layout to their equivalents. You ain't being cheated out of your dime. We are none of us as good as we'd like to be; but, when we aren't being lazy, we try to do you okay. I shall close with two quotations, one of which is properly exhortative, the other of which is my favorite fan letter (because most untypical) and makes hash of everything I've said. Richard Wagner (speaking after the first performance of "D i e Gotterdammerung"): "Now you have seen what we can do. Now want it! and if you do, we will achieve an art." Anonymous letter writer: "Mr Baker, I've yet to understand why (if you do) you were hired for pay to write for the Courier News. You have the most narrow minds and have no use being in our American newspa- wards. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Shedd and children returned from Lit tie Rock Friday where the} visited her parents, Mr. an< Mrs. Curtis Davis. Woodrow Hutton left Monday for his home in New York City after spending the summer wits his sister, Mrs. Arlene Robin son, and other relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Ray Brock of Memphis spent the weekend with her parents, Mr and Mrs. W. A. Thieme. Mrs. Harvey Durham Mrs. Amos Decker spent Satur day in Memphis. Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Hil and daughter Julie spent the weekend in Poplar Bluff Witt Mr. and Mrs. Mike Saracini anc family. Among those from Manila at tending the Arkansas State-Ten nessee Tech football game Sat urday night were Mr. and Mrs Max Scharder, Mr. and Mrs Jim Cheadle, Mr. and Mrs James Worthaue, Jim Houston Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Davidson Mrs. George Dillion and Mrs Ruth Isaacs. Mrs. J. 0. Rook spent Thurs day in Paragould visiting Mrs Lorinda McPhersan. Barney Threlkeld was honor ed with a surprise birthday pai ty in his home Sunday evening Mr. and Mrs. 0. B. Wagne spent the weekend with hi mother, Mrs. Maude Wagne and brother Bill Wagner at Ra venden Springs. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Bourland students at Ole Miss, spent the weekend with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Ashabranner ire Mr. and Mrs. Henry )f Houghton, La., and Mr Sills and Mrs. Ftoyd Henry of Manila. Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Boling risited Mrs. Wilma Deitz at Lucy Lee Hospital in Poplar Bluff Thursday. The Wesleyan Service Guild if First Methodist Church met at the home of Mrs. Bert Wiliams Monday evening with 15 members and one visitor present. Mrs. Jack Tipton, president, presided at the business meet- ng at which time the secretary, Mrs. Dan White, read the minutes of the previous meeting which were approved. Mrs, Pleasant Mobley gave the treasurer's report. Mrs. Tipton gave a report on he program committee meet- ng. The group voted to sponsor the services for the advent season again this year and also ;he pre-Easter services. A committee composed of Mrs. Dial Ballard, Mrs. Myrtle Pearson and Mrs. Bert Williams was appointed to work out plans for the Christms program anc party. Another committee composed Mrs. Amos Decker was appointed to plan Guild Month activi ties. The Call to Prayer and Sel: Denial will be observed Oct. 17 An announcement concerning Sie meeting at Aldersgate this weekend was made. The group voted to fill Christmas bags for the soldiers in Vietnam. A program on the United Nations was led by Mrs. Tipton. She was assisted by Mrs. Mobley, Mrs. Pearson, Mrs. White, Mrs. Ashabranner, Mrs. Elvis Byrd and Mrs. Downing. The program was closed with a question and answer period. The hostess assisted by Mrs. Gerald Wallace served fried pies with coffee and cold drinks. The Woman's Society of Christian Service met at the home of Mrs. Harvey Durham Tuesday for a covered dish luncheon with 14 members and one visitor present. Ruth Isaacs led the group in the devotional. She read for her scripture lesson the 23rd Psalm followed by a meditation on "Personal Religion." Mrs. Glenn Holms, president, presided at the business meeting which followed, at which time the treasurer's report was given by Mrs. Vaughn Shownes. Names of the sick were given to the cheer chairman. The group voted to fill the Christmas bags to be sent to the soldiers in Vietnam. An offering was taken for this purpose and Mrs. Isaacs was asked to purchase the items mentioned for the bgs. Names for secret pals were drawn and Mrs. J. 0. Rook dismissed the meeting with pray- seven members present. Mrs. Richard Gates presided n the absence of the presidnt, Mrs. J. H. Griffin. Mrs. Johnny lorner opened the meeting with irayer. Mrs. Erma Stallion led the devotional, after which the secretary, Mrs. Leo Donner read he minutes of the p r e v i o u s meeting. Agricultural Eten- sion Service Sheets were filled out. Mrs. Mattie Bradberry gave report on the meeting at the rest camp at Walcott. The group voted to fill Santa Uaus Ditty Bags for soldiers in Vietnam. The meeting closed with the club creed in unison. The hostess served marshmallow cookies and cold drinks. All members were present Friday when Mrs. Hudson Wren was hostess to the South Mississippi County Bridge Club at her home. Upon arrival guets were seat ed at the dining room table for a dessert of Neapolitan ice box cake. Centering the .table was an arrangement of single pink and blue ageratum in a low white bowl flanked on either side by white candles. Later in the afternoon hot ham, pastries, pigs in a blanket, hot cheese puffs and drinks were served. In games Mrs. Lynn Tranum was high scorer, Mrs. F. S. Wilson P.T.A. met F r i d a y night at the school cafetorium. Mrs. John C. Ballon, president, presided at the business meeting Superintendent J. C. Perry gave a short talk and introduced the elementary school faculty. Principal W. R. Moon introduced the liigh school faculty. John Dresbach and Mrs. Fred D e n t o n played two numbers for the group. Mrs. Charles Ford, hospitality chairman, was in charge of a tea honoring the teachers following the business session. Members of the executive board were hotesses for the tea. Mrs. J. C. Perry was a special guest Tuesday night when Mrs. John Crain Jr. entertained her bridge club. Upon . arrival guests were served a dessert of jam cake and coffee. Candies and nuts were served later in the evening. Mrs. Ralph Robinson was high scorer at bridge, Mrs. Donnie McDaniel second high; and Mi's. Wallace Thompson was bridgo winner. Rogers. Mrs. Henry Carr and daughter,' Debbie, spent the weekend in Little Rock with Mr. and Mrs Phillip Cummins and Phil II. They attended the Oklahoma State - Arkansas Game Saturday night. Mrs. R. H. Cummings was surprised by a group of friends who gathered at her h o m Thursday afternoon bringing a birthday cake and gifts celebrating her birthday. Mrs. Cummings is recuperating from recent surgery. Mrs. J. J. Burns left last Sunday for Merritt Island, Fla., where, she will spend the winter with her son, Jerry Burns, and family. Several members of the Reese was second high and Mrs [direction of Mr. and Mrs, Don- John Crain, Jr. was bridgo win- nie McDaniel, MYF Counselors, and Rev. and Mrs. Waymon Hollis. Hot dogs, potato chips, soft drinks and cookies were served after games, followed by the program for the evening. Ten Boy Scouts and one Cub Scout from Wilson Scout Troop Among those from Wilson at ending the Arkansas - Oklahoma State Game in Little Rock Saturday night were Mr. and Mrs. Albert Greenwell, Mr. and lohn E. Grain Jr., Mr. and Mrs. lalph Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. The Manila Garden Club met with Mrs. Erma Stallion Thursday, Sept. 15, with 11 members and one visitor, Mrs. Harold McCormick, present. The meeting was opened with the club prayer in unison. The president, Mrs. Emma Donner, presided at the business meeting at which time the secretary, Mrs. Violet Scott, read the minutes of the previous meeting. Mrs. Johnny Homer gave tips on lighting flower gardens and how and when to plant bulbs and trees. The new yearbooks were distributed. The meeting closed with the club creed in unison. The hostess served pineapple upside down cake with coffee and cold drinks. Thursday evening,' Sept. Miss Elvie George was surprised with a pot-luck supper in honor, of her birthday. Attending were Mrs. W. Davidson, Mrs. Asalee Farmer, Mrs. Claude Crain, Mrs. U. S, Griffith, Mrs. Barney Threlkeld, Mrs. Myrtle Brown, Mrs. Epter Davis, Mrs. Albert Scott. Mrs. A. T. Pierce, Mrs. Myrtle Pearson, Mrs. Pleasant Mob- ey, Mrs. Louise Ashabranner, and Mrs. Grace Bunch. Out-ot-town guest was Mrs. Fred Long of Kennett. Miss George was presented an assortment of birthday gifts. Manila H E Club met Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the home of Mrs. Hazel Woodruff with IN THE CHANCERY COURT FOR THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS. VIRGINIA KNAPPENBERGER PLAINTIFF vs. No. 16946 STELLA BARRON and NELL JOHNSON DEFENDANT: Mrs. J. C. Perry, Mr. and Mrs. j 33 attended the Arkansas State- Hudson Wren and Harold Clem-1 nying the group were Leroy Tip- nnc Inv anrf Spnnrmastpr .Tampa Young Adult Sunday School Class of the Wilson Methodist Church gathered at the church for a fish supper Saturday night at 6. Fish, hush puppies and french fried potatoes were cooked outside by the male members of the group. The group played games following supper. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. Donnie McDaniel, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Moore, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. McAfee Jr., Mr. and Mrs. James Sano, Mr. and Mrs. Mack Davison, Mrs. Fred Denton, Rev. and Mrs. Waymon Hollis and Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Hogan. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Moon, Laurie and David spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Gate, in Lonoke. Mr. Moon attended the Arkansas-Oklahoma State Game Saturday night in Little Rock. Miss Patti Germany of Memphis spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Germany. She brought as her guests, Miss Blossom Greenwel and Miss Pat Patterson. Among those from Joiner attending the Oklahoma State-Arkansas Game in Little Rock Saturday night were Mr. and Mrs. Sudie Cecil, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Joe Bell, R. C. Branch Sr., R. C. Branch, Jr., E. B. Chiles py and Scoutmaster, James'Jr., Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Wilson, and Mr. and Mrs. 0. W. Speck rom Frenchman's Bayou. Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Cecil and Mr. and Mrs. Sudie Cecil II attended the Arkansas State- I'ennessee Tech Game in Jones- >oro Saturday night. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Germany. ivere in Memphis Saturday- night for the Ole Miss-Memphis Jtate Game. Mrs. J. A. Germany spent ;hree days last week in Memphis with her brother and his family, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. 'eeper, and with her daughter, Patti Germany. Mrs. J. E. Crain Sr. was in .ittle Rock over the weekend where she saw the, Arkansas- Oklahoma State Game. She was joined there by her daughter, Judy, wo is a student at the University. Fourteen young people gathered in the Fellowship Hall at the Wilson Methodist Church Sunday night at 5:30 for a Fall Round-Up of the MYF. The group played games under the Tennessee Tech Game in Jonesboro Saturday night. Accompa- Built First One Edwin H. Armstrong constructed' the first FM radio broadcasting station. His invention, known as • frequency modulation, or FM, came .in 1933. Roxy Theatre Blytheville Adm. 25c - 50c Continuous Showing Double Feature "SECRET BLOOD ISLAND" with Jack Hedley & Barbara Shelley Plus 'GOODBYE CHARLIE" with Pat Boone and Debbie Reynolds , SAT. MIDNITE "SUN LOVERS HOLIDAY" A retreat to Nature in a Secluded Paradise This Week's Special Canterbury Elegant White "Ripple" Bread & Butter Prices good thru Tue., Sept. 27. Limit right, reserved. Heinz TOMATO SOOP With Each $5.00 Purchase WARNING ORDER The defendants, Stella Barren and Nell Johnson, are warned to appear in the Chancery Court, Chicaksawba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas, within 30 days and answer the Complaint of the plaintiff Virginia Knappenberger. Witness my hand, as clerk of said court, and the seal thereof, on this 15Si day of September, 1966. GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk By Donna DiCicco, D.C. Oscar Fendler, Attorney J. W. Steinsiek, At'.-rney Ad Litem 9-17, 24, 10-1, 8 "Dog Nights" Australian aborigines, who wear only loincloths, are able to sleep outside on the coldest nights by snuggling close their dogs near a fire. An aborigine measures temperature in terms of the dogs he needs to keep warm. A chilly njght is a four-dog night; frost on the ground means a six-dog night. "Sunday Dinner" Quality Grade "A" GIANT DASH Cream Style or Whole Kernel BLACK PEPPER Choice Tenderay CHUCK ROAST GRAPES Bursting with sun-ripened goodness! New Crop SWEET IDAHO BAKER Kroger Gradt A Large 'EKfts Doz. 29c Medium KSft .',.... Doz. Iflr. With Mill coupon m« f.SOt additional purchase Good Thru lues. Sept. 27 EXTRA Top Value St»mp« with purclwsi o(: iny bontless Tendiuy IEEF ROAST Good thru Tllcs ' '"i" 1 ' *• purchase 3 Ibs. or more BANANAS Good thru Tues. Sept. 27 uuvvvvvvvuuuuuuvv

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