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April 8, 1954

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

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BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY APRIL t, ItM WOMEN OF THE TEAR — Shown are six of the seven women have been chosen by the nomination of Blytheville citizens as "Woman of the Year." They are (top left to right) Mrs. H. W. Wylie, Mrs. James C. Guard and Mrs. William H. Wyatt, On the lower row Ate Mrs, Hugh Whitsitt, Mrs. Glenn Ladd and Mrs. Mary Droke. Mrs. Oordon Dee Hammock, who now makes her home in Corning, Ark., is not pictured. Past 'Woman of the Years' Still Active in Charities By PAT MTJLLINS (Courier News Society Editor) Now's fee time to get your nomination in. That is, in case you have someone in mind that you'd like to see receive the annual "Woma* of the Year Award." The contest is sponsored by the Alpha jUpba and Alpha Delta Chapters of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority in BljrtheviUe. _ .This year's woman of thVyear will be the eighth ever chosen here. Each year the winner has received a loving cup, a plaque or ST, engraved with their name and title. served as membership chairman of Lange PTA and has been active in PTA's since that time, having served on the executive boards. • • * IN 1947, Mrs. Gordon D. Hammock, Jr., who will probably be remembered by many in Blytheville, was selected for her outstanding leadership and service qualities. Mr. and Mrs. Hammock now are making their home in Corning, Ark. She was co-chairman of the 1947 Cancer Drive and was appointed as commander of the 1948 North The honor is bestowed upon one who has spent many hours in the fields of education, religion, and oivic work along with charitable organizations for the betterment of tbfe city. A tea, which is attended by 250 to 500 Blytheville leaders, is an event honoring the chosen woman. Mrs. Glenn 0. Ladd was Blytheville's first "Woman of the Year." She was chosen for her achievements in 1946. This year the tea will be held May 2 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. "E. B. Gee. Deadline for nominations, which can be made by individuals as well as organiza-; Mississippi County Cancer Com- Hons is Apr 22. A secret commit-! mittee. She served as.chairman of «ee of business men and women) the 1948 Woman's Division of In- •wiE select the woman from the j fantile Paralysis Drive. Mst submitted to them. I For two vears she took an actlve Mrs. Barney Crook serves this' P a rt in assisting the Jaycees in the year as president of the City Coun- j " Miss Blytheville" Beamy Pag- cil of Beta Sicma Phi which is in! eant and was responsible for 50 charee of the "contest. i youngsters who participated in the Junior Miss Blytheville contest. Letters of nomination may be sent to the Woman of the Year, Box' 588, Blytheville. They must contain all the qualifications of your choice of candidate and must She served in charge of the cotton fashion show for two years and served as secretary of the Jay- ceettes as well as vice president be signed by you — an individual' oi the 1949 City Council of Beta or organization. !Sir;ma Phi and was later elected 9 ' 9 „ 'recording secretary. j She served as president of the ALL PAST WOMEN of the year; A]pha De ita chapter of Beta Sigma have been housewives and mothers | phi and was a member of the in addition to the many other duties j Woman's Club. they have assumed. They were! « « » faithful to these duties for not only j one year, but in many instances j M R S. H. W. WYLIE, whose ac- they had served in one capacity i tivities ranged from belonging to a for several years, and you will bridge club to taking over a man- find that the'fields in which they si2ed J° b as a member of the were outstanding at the time ofi scno °l hoard, their selections are the fields in <. During the year she was chosen, which they are still outstanding, ; she served as president of the Del- Mrs. Ladd has been known jphian Society, regent of the throughout this area for manv j Daughters of American Colonists years for her work as president of i and historian of Daughters of the Girl Scout Lone Troop Associa- i American Revolution. tion. ! She served as vice president of The year she was chosen, she j Central PTA and was and still is arranged and sponsored a district!-active in the First Methodist Scout conference which was at- i Church's activities, tended by national leaders. She j While serving as a member of the was and still is a member of the j school board, she was a member of Pathfinders Class of the First the Citizens' School Committee in Methodist Church and a teacher in the kindergarten of that Sunday School. At that time, Mrs. Ladd a campaign for raising funds for property acquisition and attended the Southern Work Conference at /PECIAL ONE DAY ONLY SATURDAY, APRIL 10 3-3 y 2 X 5 Professional Portraits. 4 Different Poses of TOUR Selection Now Only NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY Daytona Beach, Fla. A member of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Board, she worked on the seal sale in the schools and conducted radio programs on the cause and control of the disease. • * * Mrs. Hugh Whitsitt was selected in 1950 for her services to the community for 1949. She is another one who hasn't stopped her continuous work in many fields. She served as president, in 1949, of the Blytheville Council of Church Women, a member of the Board of Stewards of the First Methodist Church, a member of the executive board of the Woman's Society of Christian Service, the Christian Education Board, and as superintendent of the Kindergarten Sunday School there. She was a charter member and is still a member of the Delphian Society here. Her activities included being vice president of the Lon* Troop Association. She has conducted the water safety work of the Red Cross each year for many years, and was a member of the Red Cross board. During the year she was elected, she assisted with the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association and was a member of the Junior High School PTA—now a member of Senior High PTA—and was a member of Blytheville Community Service Council Following her selection, she said that charities were her hobby and it looks as though they are today. » • • Another outstanding: woman of this community, who is still active in many organizations is Mrs. Mary Droke. She was chosen Woman of the Year in 1950. Her work consisted of being vice president of the Garden Department of Woman's Club, chairman of the 1950 TB Seal Sale, being an active member of Lange PTA as vice president and later president, and assisting with the Polio Drive. She his aided the Crippled Children's Clinic which is conducted by the state Health Department and she is now associated with the County Health Unit. She was chairman of Christian Social Relations of the Woman's Society of the First Methodist Church and in that capacity aided their work in child welfare. She assisted the Rev. Roy I. Bagley in aiding the needy by investigation and recommendation, and served in that church as pianist and secretary and treasurer for the Pathfinders Sunday School Class. Among the offices she held was the presidency of City Council of Parent-Teachers Associations. • • • MRS. WILLIAM H. WYATT was complimented at a tea for 250 guests in 1951 for her outstanding work of 1950. She served as president of the Woman's Society of Christian Service of the First Methodist Church and was superintendent of the Primary Sunday School department. She served as vice president of the Woman's Club, historian of the Junior High School PTA and was active in Yarbro PTA. She is a member of the Delphian Society and was leader of the Brownie 'Scout Troop of Yarbro. She assisted with the TB X-ray clinic, the bloodmobile and many other drives. * • * NOMINATED by the Rotary Club, Mrs. James C. Guard served last year as woman of the year. Her services, which are many, included, at that time, serving as president of the Junior Auxiliary, work with the TB Association, the Crippled Children's Clinic, and on the board of Civic Music Association. She was active in the establishment of the post-polio treatment center adjoining the Health Unit. Her church duties included being superintendent of the Young People's Department of the First Methodist and active membership in the United Council of Church Women. There are many other women in Blytheville whose civic, educational, religious works are equal to the aforementioned, and whose capability and willingness should be recognized. It is left entirely to the public, which of these women will be chosen, as the Beta Sigma Phi's secret committee works solely according to nominations. Osceola Club Has Election OSCEOLA — Members of the Progressive Club held an election of officers Tuesday afternoon at a luncheon meeting in the library building. Mrs. Ed Shippen was elected to head the group during the coming year. Other officers include Mrs. David Laney, vice president; Mrs. H. E. Phillips, secretary; Mrs. Roy Cox, treasurer; and Mrs. V. G. Mann, parliamentarian. A program of music was presented during the afternoon by Mrs. David Pendergrast. Mrs. Charlsie Little, elementary school principal, gave a talk on "Children of Today," followed by a talk by William Farrimond of Blytheville. Garden Club Meeting Held Mrs. C. M. Abbott was hostess to 21 members of East Side Garden Club at her home yetserday afternoon, when a program was given by Mrs. A. D. Priest. Mrs. Priest introduced George Muir, Jr., who was the afternoon's speaker. Mrs. B. A. Bugg read a* poem, "Daffodils," to begin the program after which Mrs. Abbott gave the devotional. A committee including Mrs. Leonard Smith, Mrs. Mike Buchanan and Mrs. Iverson Morris was selected to assist with May Fellowship for United Council of Church Women at Lake Street Methodist Church on May 7. Mrs. George McLeod, Mrs. John Walden, Mrs. Era Gotcher of Steele and Mrs. Ethel Radford became members of the club. Mr. Muir and Mrs. George Bynum judged flower arrangements and awarded prizes to Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Abbott, Mrs. Lee Stiles, Mrs. W. Allen and Mrs. Buchanan. Marriage Licenses The following couple ha? obtained a marriage license from the office of the county clerk, Mrs. Elisabeth BIythe Parker: Billy D. Jackson and Frances Slayton, both of Blytheville. Royal Service Program Held A Royal Service program was given by Woman's Missionary Union of Gosnell Baptist Church yesterday when 11 members and four new members, Mrs. Guy Gean, Mrs. Gene Schultz, Mrs. W. E. Griffin and Mrs. Callice Bevill, attended. Theme, of the program was "Medical Missions in South America." The devotional was by Mrs. L. T. Carnes and prayer was by Mrs. F. E. Lucius. Mrs, Ross Caldwell, program leader, was assisted by Mrs. Robert Williams, Mrs. Clarence Gean, Mrs. F. E. Lucius, Mrs. Jack Moody, Mrs. C. A. Moody, Mrs. R. L. Maxwell, Mrs. Roy McKay, Mrs. Bill Crawford and Mrs. Gene Schultz. Prayer concluded the meeting. Guild Meets In Berryman Home Mrs. R. A. > Berryman was hostess to members of the Wesleyan Service Guild of the First Methodist Church Tuesday night. Mrs. George Wiggs opened the meeting with prayer and Mrs. W. W. Peek ^ conducted the business session. A devotional was given by Mrs. W. W. Aikenhead. Twenty two members attended. Club Eight Entertained Mrs. G. O. Poetz was hostess last night at her home to members of Club Eight, with three guests attending. Mrs. Vernon Thomasson, Mrs. C. Modinger and Mrs. C. L. McWaters. Jr., were the guests. Mrs. Modinger won high score, with second going to the hostess. Mrs. McWaters and Mrs. Otto Scrape won bridgo scores. Iced drinks were served during the evening. BettyHarberls Hostess to Club Miss Betty Harber entertained members of the N. N. Club and three guests, Miss Barbara Monaghan, Mrs. Frank Hall and Miss Barbara Taylor, Tuesday night at her home. Mrs. Tommie Westbrook won high in the bridge games, Mrs. Prank Wagner, Jr., won second high, and Mrs. James Vest won bridgo. Dessert was served preceding the games. Canasta Club Entertained Mrs. May Elkins was nostess to Club at her home Tuesday afternoon. Amanda Tinkle To Speak at Baptist Meeting M'ss Amanda Tinkle, missionary to Nigeria will be principle speaker at a Worker's Council Program and Associational Woman's Missionary Union Rally at the First Baptist Church of Wilson, Friday. Theme of the program will be "Publish Abroad His Wonderful Name." The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. Devotional moments, "Let Me be Aware," will be presented by the Luxora WMU. Special music will be by the Wilson church. The Rev. Harold White will give the opening prayer. A missionary story will be told by Mrs. Clyde Webb, whose title will be "That They May Know in .Argentina." Conferences held at 10:30 a.m. will be on stewardship, led by Mrs. Charles R. Newcomb of Blytheville; mission study, Mrs. R. H- Jones of Luxora; community missions, Mrs. Harold White; and young people's work by Mrs. Darrell Lunsford. Following the conference, Miss Tinkle will speak, and a luncheon will be held in the church dining room. During the afternoon following a business session the executive board will meet. Mrs. H. H. Brooks will give the closing meditation. which canasta was played. Winners included Mrs. Paul Byrum, high score, Mrs. Roy Head, second high and Miss Rosa Schuneritsch, third. Spring flowers were used in pro- | Refreshments were served later fusion throughout the rooms in in the afternoon. Bits of-News Sonny Lloyd, who underwent surgery in Memphis Monday at th« Baptist Hospital, is reported in a satisfactory condition today. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Lloyd, were with him during his operation. He is in Room 352. Mrs. Lloyd returned to Memphis to be with him. Dr. W .F .Brewer ^as been ra» moved from the Chickasawba Hospital to his home, Mr. and Mrs. A. S. (Todd) Harrison announce the birth of their first son last night at the Methodist Hospital in Memphis. They have one daughter. Mrs. Harrison Is the former Miss Lonnie Johnson. Jim Primm, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Primm, has been dismissed from the Chickasawba Hospital where he underwent a tonsilectomy. At the Hospitals Blytheville Hospital Dismissed: Mrs. J. E. Hardin, City Robbie Soward, City Chickasawba Hospital Dismissed: Dr. W. F. Brewer, City Mrs. Bob Walden, City James B. Primm, <City Elizabeth Rice, City Mrs. Billy Hyde and baby, City Birthday Club Entertained Mrs. F. E. Lendennie was hostess to a birthday party Tuesday night for the YM Club, when Mrs. Charley Hicks was complimented. Apple blossoms with an Easter theme was carried out throughout the house. GueSts were Mrs. P. Caldwell, Miss Pat Caldwell and Mrs. John Lendennie. new line, new lightness, new detailing TEE -OTESSMAEBR STOP Approaching the new season with a newness all its own, the dressmaker pump combines beauty of form end feature, hugs the foot in a freer, softer, closer fit than you've ever known. 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