The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 23, 1954 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 23, 1954
Page 2
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWg FRIDAY, APRIL tS, W54 News Pat Mullins, Society Editor Phone 3-4461 TO TIM* HAW AH—Mrs. P. D. Foster, ST., is shown as she ' prepared, to leave this morning for a vacation of about three *ioc*fai in tfa« Hawaiian Islands. She will be the houseguest of b«r ti»t*r, Mrs. J. S. McDougal, in Honolulu. While there, they wtti make a tour of aH the islands. En route to her destination, •he -win visiir for two weeks in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her daughter, Mrs. Fred L, Steadman, and family. {Courier News Photo) Bridge League Meeting . Members of ten Duplicate Bridge League of BlytheviUe met last night •t Sotel Noblfr wnen Mrs. Jim Boleaon and Mrs. Audreanelle Free- mall woo. first place in the game. Second place went to Mrs. Eu- Moia JeaMns and Mrs. Alta Cam- meroti, both of Steele. ••veral announcement of future gamng were made. It was announced, lhat Saturday's scheduled game }M» been cancelled. A two session Ifefttoh of Diaiei benefit game will b* conducted this week end in Union O**r, Tenn. . A wtanert game will be conducted BMtt Thursday at the hotel, and on Mar 10 and 11, the Country Club htffttt wiM hold its annual tourna- $MOt. A special winners game will be conducted May 29. Bits of News tl/loA i At tbe Hospitals Cbick«**wba Hospital Piqmiated: Jmriy Van Bibber, city. Mrs. Ben Abbott, city. Jf*s. Lula Rhodes, city. Mrs. Sylvester Cruz, City WaHs Hospital Je«se Dunn. Hermondale Lorene Pate, City Ma*. Charley Britton, City Margaret Bynum, City Bobby Blue, City !A. Ifast' For Matrons Miss Mildred Hoskins who is employed in St. Louis Mo., spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hoskins. | Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Lee Baker ) have as their guest, Carl Edward j Baker of Wichita, Kans., He also ! will visit his sister, Mrs. K. J. Koon! ce. in Memphis before returning home. Clarence Griffin of Chicago is j visiting Erwin Alexandra and Mrs. Alexandra. F. Skelton and familiy visited friends and relatives in St. Louis for several days. Mr. and Mrs. John Banks and son, Jerry, have returned to their home in Chicago. 111., after spending a few days with Mrs. Bank's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Williams. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Rochell and family of Chicago were the guests for several days of Mrs. Rochell's parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Banks and other relatives. Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Horner have as their guests Rex Sharp of Little j Rock and A. C. Christian of Russell- vine, who are here during PEO convention which their wives are attending. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Riggs of Little Rock arrived yesterday to be the j houseguest this week end of Mrs. j Aubrey Conway. Mrs. Riges came j especially to attend the PEO con- j vention. j Mrs. P. D. Foster was to leave to- ; day to spend several weeks with her j daughter, Mrs. Fred Steadman, and ] family in Salt Lake City after which j she will be the guest of her sister. I Mrs. J. S. McDougal in Honolulu. I Mrs. John W. Tabor of Dallas. ] Tex., and Mrs. R. W. Kiebler of ! Enid, Okla.. have arrived here to j be with Mrs. W. F. Brewer because j of the critical illness of Dr. Brew- j er, a patient at the Chickasawba j Hospital, Mr. and Mrs. Gene McGuire and King Family Is Honored at Parties Here The family of the late Robert E. Lee King is being complimented by several hostesses, while visiting here as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel F. Norris. When. Mrs. R. E. L. King returned Monday night from Johnson City, Tenn., she was accompanied by her daughters, Mrs. Roy A. Deen of Johnson City and Mrs. Thomas W. Milton of Christianburg, Va. She was joined by two other daughters, Mrs. Hugh Nelson Thompson of Cleveland, Miss., and Mrs. Hibbert Bottom of East. St. Louis, who arrived Thursday. Mrs. King's son, R. Morris King of Cleveland, Miss., will arrive Saturday to spend the week end, completing the family. He will be accompanied by Mrs. King and Mr. Thompson. Mrs. King and her daughters were complimented Wednesday afternoon when Mrs, Spencer Alexander, Mrs. Edgar Borum and Mrs. R. B. Stout entertained at the Borum home. Pastel shades of spring flowers were used throughout the entertaining rooms, with white iris predominant in the arrangements. The centerpiece of the refreshment table was a dark green, silver footed bowl filled with white iris, pink snapdragons and rose colored tulips, flanked by green tapers in silver candelabra. An arrangement of white flowers reflected in the mirror above the buffet and white iris decorated the living room, along with low bowls of colorful pansies and an arrangement of yellow iris. Presiding at the table were Mrs. Geraldine Matthews Green, Mrs. Henry Humphreys, Mrs. Harvey T. Kidd and Mrs. W, J. Pollard. Included in the guests were Mrs. J. K. Garner, who recently returned to Greenwood, Miss., after two years in Karachi, Pakistan, and is now visiting in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Little; and Mrs. C. C. Smith of Shelbyville, Tenn., who is the houseguest of her daughter, Mrs. S. E. Tune and family. Other hostesses who have entertained the family this week include Mrs. F. E. Black and Mrs. W. J. Pollard, who beld a luncheon at the Country Club, and Mrs. P. D. Foster and Mrs. Arthur Vance. TROPICAL FISH AQUAKIUM—Shown is the large tank owned by Mr. and Mrs. G. O. Poetz, in which they have collected a number of tropical fish. (Courier News Photo) Hobby of Collecting Tropical Fish Becoming Popular Here By PAT MULLINS (Courier News Society Editor) An interesting hobby which is becoming more and more popular all over the country is well represented right here in BlytheviUe. Some people we know collect stamps, some buttons, jewelry, shells, antique glass and numerous other things. But not these folks—they collect tropical fish. Not just plain gold fish but colorful, rare fish. Beautiful aquariums, planted with tropical underwater greens and inhabited, by various species of colorful tropical fish are a pleasure to watch. And the collectors say they are fascinating to care for. Po It Yourself? MONTPELIER, Vt. WV-A roll- your -own cigarette trend in Vermont was an important factor in a five per cent decline in cigarette tax collections for 1953. state tax commissioner Leonard W. Morrison found after a survey. son. Steve, and Mrs. McGuire's mother, Mrs. Dave Abbott, are spending this week end in Fayetteville. Ark., with their daughter, Miss Jo Alice McGuire. They went especially for the Agri Day event tomorrow in which. Miss McGuire will be crowned queen of the annual affair. Mrs. Donald E. Garrison of Lake Charles, La., arrived last week for a two month visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Wilson, and her sister, Miss Virginia Wilson of Roseland, while her husband, T-Sgt. Garrison, is serving on temporary duty with the Air Force in French Morocco, North Africa- Mr, and Mrs. R. W. Hatch and son, Billy, were called to Sidon, Miss., to be with Mr. Hatchs* father, A. M. Hatch, who is critically m. Mrs. Grover Whitworth of Boone- Ville, Ark., is the houseguest of Mrs. C. M. Gray, while she is here attending the PEO state convention. Mrs. W. F. Cooley and daughter, Carol, of Fayetteville. are the guests of her parents. Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Moon, and Mr. and I Mrs. P. E. Cooley this week end. j Mrs, Cooley will attend the state, PEO convention at the Methodist Church while she is here. While browsing through the Pet Shop of Mrs. N. G. Jerome the other day, her tanks of fish intrigued me. I stood there watching these graceful creatures for quite some time, asking a hundred questions about them. Each type of these exotic fish has a different appearance, "home ife." and disposition. I found that they range from the peaceful live- beaVing Guppy to the brilliantly colored Beta Spendens or Siamese Fighting Fish. The Guppy (and by the way, I didn't know there were any live-bearing fish)—-are never colored exactly alike. All colors, from the bright to the silvery pastels, are represented among these new "pets." The black Mollie, the Red, Gold and Blue Moon family, the grace ful Angel Fish, with long tapering fins and the 'Green Swordtail, al of average size, made good "com m unity fish," I am told. That is they get along well together, and may be kept in the same tank. The one exception is the male Siamele Betta. This fish is friendly to al other fish except another male Betta. * « • THESE FISH originated in the the country of Siam and the sport of putting two males in the same tank and watching the fight was a national pastime. In this coun- try, however, these Beautifully colored fish are protected so they can be admired by fish fanciers. Mrs. Jerome showed me a male Betta in a small container by itself. Its colors were as beautiful as she had told me they were. To attempt ito describe the colors would do an injustice to their beauty. In the large community tank owned by Mr. and Mrs. G. 0. Poetz, is a school of fish which is very unusual. They are called Barbus Samatranus, commonly called Convict Bars. The common name is quite suitable to them as they are striped just like inmates' suits. The large blue Betta is king of the Poetz aquarium, the Neon Tetra flashes red and blue true to •his name and the Rasboro is the aristocrat black triangle on the side of his body. In this particular aquarium, the large three-spot Blue Gourami, Red Wagtails and beautiful Green Swordtail fish make a splash of color to rival the rainbow. Even the workers of the tank, the tropical Corydoras Aen- eus Catfish are beautiful and interesting. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Briggs have a lively aquarium in their breakfast room. The Black Mollies, Red Wags and a gorgeous Red male Betta provide the Angel and Gold Moons with a beautiful background. MR. AND Mrs. John McDowell have five aquariums in their home and have an outstanding guppy strain along with mollies and moons. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin McGaha have an aquarium displayed at the fountain of Hughes-Brogdon Drugstore at Main and Division. Several of the younger boys of BlytheviUe are active in the tropical fish hobby. Carrol Blakemore, Jr., Larry Ellis, Paul Wagner, Fred Hardaway and George Hale of Burdette are all enthusiastic fanciers.. If you have never seen an aquarium of tropical fish, you have massed a beautiful sight, in my estimation. They are one of the most relaxing sights available. Mrs. Jerome tells me that doctors are using them in all rest hospitals. It seems to me that in this day of hustle and bustle, the slow moving and methodical way these fish go on their graceful ways ^ should set a pattern for some of us who hurry everywhere we go. All of the fish fanciers of Bly- hope to start an Aquarium Society this summer. To name a few more people interested in this hobby there are Mr. and Mrs. Delmus Hernsberger, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Ellis and D. B. McHlwain. all of Blytbeville, Carl Byrd of Manila, and Billy Walters, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Schreick, Mrs. George Florida and Mr. and Mrs. John Drennan all of Osceola. There are many other fish fanciers in this area and I for one think they have a won derful hobby. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••*•»••••••••• OPENS 6:30 EACH NIGHT SHOW STARTS 7:00 2 SHOWS EVERY NITE! RAIN or SHINE! LAST TIMES TONIGHT OT.UM6M PICTUWS . FROM HERE TO ETERNITY DQ8MIIUHUNIWIA-IWK9 fc** "O *7 M«l. TMAMJH . Baea apw the ocvel by JAMES JONES • fro*ic*tf I* 8UCOI ADUt OinctKl fc FR£0 ZINNOMMI PLUS TWO COLOR CARTOONS SATURDAY ONLY Double Feature Program Sue Burnett Destined for a busy spring- tbrough-iummer season is this clas- •k button front. A special for the •lightly fuller figure. 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DRIVE A CROOKED ROAD Mickey ROOKY • DHMK FOSTDI PLUS TWO COLOR CARTOONS: 'Gcorgit & Dragon' 7 & "Picnic With Papa' ADMISSION 50c CHILDREN UNDER 12 FREE WITH PARENTS Box Office Opens 6:45 Show Starts 7:00 p. m. Admission 15c & 3oc At All Times FRL, & SAT. Double Feature Daltons Women A wesn*N AOVENTI <: —AND— furring JAMK «NNff and JOAN COUINS A BMlEl •. A*Ca PnfectMi «A UPPMT MCTUKtS PrtwoUOo* Serial "Jungle Raiders" No. 4 Cartoon "Cat Tamale" Sun., & Mon. Double Feature itsrrtnf STtWMT ANN TAYLOR-GRANGER-BLYTH with . JOHN • KEENAN WYNN JAMES WHITMORE • KUKT KASZNAR —AND UCX FONTAINE • PALANCE CORIHME MBEM CALVET-DOUGLAS Wffttm MM! CMtdMl vy Ir MT MIT* A MiMlOUMT nCTUK Metro News Miss Rea Collasi PEO Delegates To Hear Cottey College Student Miss Rea Collasi of Athens, Greece, a student at Cottey .College, Nevada, Mo., will be presented to P.E.O. delegates to the state convention of the Sisterhood at their meeting tomorrow morning at First Methodist Church. The Cottey Hour program has been arranged and will be presided over by Mrs. J. Clib Barton of Fort Smith, first vice president of the state chapter and state Cottey College chairman. Featured on the program, together with Miss Collasi, will be five former Cottye students, all now attending the University of Arkansas, who ' will present an original skit entitled "Cottey Suite Feer." Taking part in the skit will be Mrs. ( Barton's daughter, Miss Patsy Bart| on of Fort Smith, Miss Janet Evans ! of Jonesboro. Miss Nancy McDonald and Miss Marianne Fenix, both of Newport, and Miss Ann Whitfield of Fayetteville. Miss Collasi now is attending Cottey College on a scholarship made possible by Blytheville's Chapter N, one of the convention hostess chapters. Cottey College, a junior college of fine arts, is maintained by the P.E.O. Sisterhood. Attending the program tomorrow morning as guests will be several Elytheville girls, members of the 1954 senior class of BlytheviUe High School, who might become eligible to receive a scholarship to be awarded by Chapter N for the coming school year. Mrs. G. G. Caudill was hostew to "members and three guests of the Tuesday Contract Club yesterday afternoon. Guests included Mrs. Jesse Taylor, Mrs. M. A. Issacs said Mrs. Marvin Robinson. Luncheon was served from th» dining room table, which was decorated with pansies and lilies— of-the valley. Bridge provided the afternoon'i entertainment. High score went to Mrs. Taylor, and second went to Mrs. P. D. Foster. - N Lone Oak Club Has Meeting Mrs. Bert Mayo was hostess yesterday afternoon to members of the Lone Oak Home Demonstration Club at her home, when 13 members attended. Mrs. T. J. Buck became a new member of the group. Mrs. Tom Brittain gave the de votional, and Mrs. Leslie Moore, & prayer. Mrs. Glen Alexander gave a business report and each member reported her projects of home and lawn improvements. Mrs. Forrest Moore conducted a series of party games in the social hour and refreshments -were served by the hostess. Coming Events Friday Mrs. W. A. Stickmon, Mrs. W. N. Stanton are hostesses to Past Matrons and Patrons Club at covered dish dinner at 7 p.m. at the Masonic Temple. Explorer's Club has meeting »t the Country Club at 7 p.m. Saturday Cotillion Club has costume dance at 9 p.m. at Hotel Noble withb Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Day, Dr. and Mrs. James C. Guard, Dr. and Mrs. Milton Webb, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Cuadra, Dr. and Mrs. W. T. Rainwater. Sunday BlytheviUe Civic Music Association has final concert of this year's series, at 2:30 p.m. at the bigli school auditorium. Self-Service GRIDLEY, 111. 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