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BIytheville (Ark.) Courier News - Friday, November 18, 1966 Page Three Casting, Crisp Dialogue Make BHS Play Success By G. J. Drott ) Staff Writer The Thespian Society of BIy- theville High School stacked the deck heavily to their advantage when they selected the comedy "Come Blow Your Horn" as their latest production. The Niel Simon play, under the taskmaster direction of Terry Huckabee, is certainly not intellectual, and fortunately Simon had restraint enough not to attempt such nonsense. Nonetheless, it is excellent comedy, and delightfully ribald for a high school enterprise especially in a Bible belt stronghold" such ae BIytheville. The play attempts no avant- garde innovations. It's theme is the hoary darling of countless musical comedies; that is, "The Rake Reformed, or Virtue Triumphant." There are few surprises. The audience knows well in advance that when the door opens, the wrong person will be standing there. Nor is there any scarcity of lines such as "Mother (or Father), what are you doing here?" It is the dialogue which makes the play. The plot is I insubstantial and of little eonse- Iquence other than as a vehicle I for Simon's lines. The inuendo is skillful and wicked, the double - entendres rapid and lethal. It is High Restoration comedy brought back from the dead, and no one should object to that. The danger of a comedy which relies so heavily on repartee is that when the dialogue sags, so does the play. This production does not escape that misfortune. A scene in the first act be tween the young rakehell and his sweetheart drags, and the last act is not as tight as it should be. But these seem to be weaknesses in the play it- OBITUARY Fred L. Hughes Services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday in the First Baptist Church, Cleveland Street, for Fred L. Hughes, 15, who died in St. Jiide Hospital, Memphis. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, Rev. T.J. Greene officiating, Crumpler Funeral Home in charge. . He is survived by his parents. Willie and Allie Hughes of BIytheville; two sisters. Mrs. Jimmie Raines of BIytheville and Mrs. Tommie Griffin of Huntsville, Ala.; Daily Record Markets Open fflfli Low Last Chicago Wheat Dec. 175W 175V< 174 Mar. May 18m 182% 181% 183 181 182 175V< 181 ? A 183 Chicago Soybeans Nov. Jan. Mar. 296% 296V4 306 303% 297% 296% 297 296% 305 V4 297% 297 New York Stocks Texas GS Four brothers, Richard Hughes I Chrysler ..• 3P/i of Atlanta, and Billy Hughes, William C. Hughes and Samuel Hughes, all of BIytheville; His paternal grandmother, Mrs. Matilda Hughes of Murphysboro. 111. His maternal grandfather, Tom Calloway of BIytheville. RCA 44 Vi Chester Hardey Chester A. Hardey, 86. resident of Arbyrd, Mo., died last night in a Paragould hospital. Born in Adair County, Kentucky, he had lived in Arbyrd 50 years. He was a farmer. Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Union Band Baptist Church in Cardwell where he was a member. Rev. L.C. Glenn will officate. Burial will be in Silverdale Cemetery with Howard Funeral Service in charge. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Lena Hardey; Three sons, H.A. Hardey and W.G. Hardey. both Of Arbyrd, and Lynn Hardey of Desoto, Mo.; Two daughters, Mrs. Lora Gentry of Rulesville, Miss., asd Mrs. Flora Forsythe of Aurora, III.; A sister, Mrs. A. D. Crook of Hornersville; Fourteen grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Addie Smith Services for Mrs. Addie Smith, who died at her home Wednesday, will be today at 2 p.m. at Cobb Funeral Home with Rev. Alvis Carpenter officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. She was 85. Dave Byles Services for Dave Byles, 70, who died recently in Los Angeles will be held Sunday noon in the Nehiemiah Temple Church of God in Christ, Elder John Moore officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Hermondale, Mo. He leaves his father, Abner Byles of Hermondale; Two daughters, Cora Lee Jones of Los Angeles and Willie Mae Byles of Hayti; And sister, Elizabeth Rabb of Hermondale. Crumpler Funeral Home Is in charge of arrangements. IN THE CHANCERY COURT FOR THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS JEAN J. CAMPBELL, Plaintiff VS No. 16,961 SUTCLIFFE SUMMERVILLE CAMPBELL. Defendant WARNING ORDER The defendant, Sutcliffe Summerville Campbell, is hereby warned to appear in this Court within thirty (30) days and answer the Complaint of the Plaintr iff herein, and upon his failure so to do, said Complaint will be taken as confessed. , WITNESS my hand as clerk of the Chancery Court, fpr the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, and the Seal cf said Court on thii the 28th AT&T 55% Dow 59Vi Xerox • 183 GM 70% Pan Amer • 5H4 Ford 40% Westinghouse 51% U. S- Steel 37?s Curtis Pub 12% Comsat 40 Amer. Motors ..- 7% Sears 49% Parke Davis 25% Gen. Elect 97% Beth. Steel 30% Reynolds Tob 36Vi Sta'ndard NJ ..- SPA Holiday Inn 38% Ark-La 36% Ark-Mo 12 Divco-Wayne 25^4 Weather Yesterday's high—72 Overnight low—54 Precipitation previous 24 hours (to 7 a.m.)—none precliptatlon Jan. 1 to date—41.35 Sunset today—4:54 Sunset tomorrow—6:M This Date A Year AGO Yesterday's high—51 Overnight low—37 Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—44.19 WCC Woman's Day Set for Sunday The Wilson Chapter Church will have their Woman's Day at 2 p.m. Sunday in Wilson. New Bethel Church will be special guests and the public is invited. Mrs. Mary Young is the chairman A. T. Taylor :s the pastor. Gospel Singers To Entertain at HH The Staple Singers, well-known gospel music entertainers, will perform at Harrison High School Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Prices are $1.25 in advance, $1.50 at the door, and 75 cents for children 6 to 12. Proceeds will go to St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church. day of October, 1966. GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk By Donna DiCicco, Deputy Graham Sudbury 115 N. Second Street BIytheville, Arkansas Attorney for Plaintiff Marcus Evrard 118 W. Walnut Street BIytheville, Arkansas AHorney-Ad-Litem 10-28 11-4, 11,18 NOTICE OF COMMISSIONER'S SALE Pursuant to the provisions of a decree which was rendered by the Chancey Court of this District and County, in a cause therein pending, wherein The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Plaintiff. John F. Clark, Et AI, Defendant. I, the undersigned commissioner of said Chancery Court mentioned above, will, within lawful hours on November 30, 1966 offer for sale at public auction to the highest and best bidder, upon a credit of three months, at the front door of the Cour: House in the City of BIytheville Arkansas, the following property: Lot No. Seventeen (17) in Block No. Four (4) of the East End Development, a sub-division of part of the northwest quarter of Section Fourteen (14), Township Fifteen (15) North Range Eleven (11) east. The purchaser at said sale will be required to give bom with approved security to secure the payment of his bid, and a lien will also be retained an the property therefor. Commissioner in Chancer; Donna Dicicco Marcus Evrard, 126 West Walnut Street, BIytheville, Arkansas, Attorney for Plaintiff. 11-9, 16 self, rather than in the performance. The plot, such as it is, revolves around the brothers Baker. Alan, an affable young lecher and good-for-nothing, has long ago emancipated himself from his domineering and restrictive parents and set up house in igreeable bachelor digs where ie is free to spend his time en- ertaining a series of compliant ymng ladies. Buddy, his younger brother, gets fed up with the home situation and father's waxed fruit msiness and decides to move n with Alan to complete his education in the delights of the world. Since the opening scene of he play finds Alan a carefree >achelor thoroughly enjoying iknself, one does not have to >e Nahum the Prophet to guess hat the final act will disclose lim plighting his troth. In the interim Buddy has leen transformed from a milquetoast into the very image of a Alan in his self-indulgent prime. And that's about all there is. A lot of comic frenzy is in- :luded to give the illusion that something is actually happen- ng, but few people should be ooled. Perhaps it's for the best, plot may have only gotten n the way. The society fortified its production with good casting. Jerry Fletcher is skillful as Alan, sorted by Morgan Rainwater vho plays Buddy. Rainwater is somewhat evocative of Arnold Stang. Susie Robinson is splendid as the interfering, neurasthenic mother, so much so that you would love to crown her with a brick. The cast is rounded out by Pat Burrow as Alan's true love, Bekke Westbrook as one of his transient bimbos, and Ron Wilson as the truculent father. Niki Hoke is on stage for iust a moment as the formidable Aunt Gussie. Apparently much hard work las gone into the production, and it comes off well. It makes tor an entertaining evening. It may be seen tonight and Saturday at 8 in the Bly- ;heville High School auditorium one dollar for adults, 75 cents [or students. CLOCK RADIO 4 Tueee AND low wiott mocr toMfr <odto> domf PPW «ww NcMy to VDCVR HBHI 4w ^ $10.88 91 A WEEK IT ONI/T TAKES A FEW MINUTES TO OPEN AN ACCOUNT AT DRSIFU8. "BUT MOTHER ..." — In this scene from the modern comedy "Come Blow Your Horn," Morgan Rainwater (standing) and Jerry Fletcher as two wastrel sons try to dissuade their mother, played by Susie Robinson, from moving into their bachelor flat. The play is being produced by the Thespian Society of BIytheville High School and will be presented tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the school auditorium. Admission is ?1 for adults and 75 cents for students. (Courier News Photo) WARNING ORDER In the Chancery Court, Chickasawba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. Arthur Ricks (Col.) Plaintiff, vs. No. 17016 Ida Spencer Ricks (Col.), Defendant. The defendant, Ida Spencer Ricks, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Arthur Ricks. Dated this 16th day of November, 1966. GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk By Donna Diciceo, D.C. Max B. Harrison Attorney for Plaintiff H. G. Partlow, Jr. Attorney ad litem 11-18, 25, 12-2, 9 Services By IN THE PROBATE COURT FOR THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRI T OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OR ARAH LEE SHEDD, DECEASED. No. 4437 NOTICE OF HEARING IDA B. CROCKETT ESTATE Notice is hereby given to all interested parties that a hearing will be had in the main court room a: the court house in the NOTICE City if BIytheville, Arkansas, upon all issues that shall be Last Known Address of Deced- presented to the court in connection with the affairs of the estate of Ida B. Crockett, De- ent: Manila, Arkansas. Date of Death: October 27, 1966. An instrument dated April 4, 1966 was on the 4th day of November, 1966, admitted to probate as the last will of the above named decedent, and the undersigned has been appointed Executor thereunder. A contest of the probate of the will can be effected only by filing a petition within the time provided by law. All persons having claims against the estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned six (6) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit of the estate. This Notice first published llth day of November, 1966. I. D. Shedd, Executor Arah Lee Shedd Estate c/o Gardner & Steinsiek, Attorneys P. 0. Box 773 BIytheville, Arkansas 11-11, 18 | ceased. The hearing will be held at the place mentioned above, beginning at 9:30 o'clock in the forenoon or as soon thereafter as will be practicable, Dec. 13th, 1966. All persons interested in the affairs of said estate, either as beneficiaries under the will or as heirs at law, may be present if they so desire, and participate in said proceedings if re presented by .counsel, or give heed thereto, as they prefer. Dated this 17th day of November, 1966. ELIZABETH BLYTHE PARKE Elizabeth Blythe Parker, Probate Court Clerk. Marcus Evrard, Title Insurance Building, 118 West Walnut Street, BIytheville, Arkansas, Attorney for Executor. 11-18, 25, 12-2 During 1965, there were 2,347,125 fires of all kinds in the United States. FUNERAL HOME Integrity EMORY C. (ABBIE) 2 p.m. Friday, Cobb MRS. SMITH, chapel. * * » MBS. ADDIE SMITH, 2 p.m. Friday, Cobb chapel. 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