The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 30, 1954 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 30, 1954
Page 4
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movrouie BLYTHEVILLE (AM.) COUKIER NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL M, 1M4 News Pat Mullins, Society Editor Phone 3-4461 ScholarsJnp Is Won Here by Gailya Stilwell Gailya Sue Stilwell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Stilwell, has been selected by Arkansas State College to receive the $100 general scholarship award, based on grade* and activties. . Miss Stilwell, who is a member of the 1954 Blytheville High School Senior Class, is an honor roll student and has received many honors this year. - She was selected maid to the football queen, maid to the Red Razoo queen, and was elected secretary of the Student council, and editor of the annual. She holds memberships in the Girls Beta Club, the Red Pepper Clufc, the Masque and Gavel Club and the Choir. Miss Stilwell. an active church member was selected sweetheart of the annual Sweetheart.banquet at the First Baptist Church. She holds an office in Sunday School, Baptist Training Union and Young Women's Auxiliary and is a member of the Chancel Choir. She is past worthy advisor of the Rainbow for Girls and is now serving as grand representative to New York of the Prank Assembly of Arkansas. Bridge League Has Special Game 4. special winner's game was conducted last night at Hotel Noble, when members of the Duplicate Bridge League met. Play consisted of a nine-table scrambled Mitchell movement. Tieing for first place honors were Mrs, Joe Ferguson and Mrs. Frank Grigsby with Mrs. O. W. Coppedge and Mrs. C. C. CounciUe, with 119 points per couple. • Third place went to Mrs. F. E. Black and Mrs. O. W. McCutchen l&tb. 114 points, and fourth place went to Mrs. Russell Phillips and Mrs. C. W. Afflick with 116 points. In fifth place were Mrs. B. A. Lynch and Mrs. Ruth Eleanor Af• flick with 109 points. Next Thursday, the league will conduct a masterpoint game. Mrs. Freeman Is Hostess to Club Mrs. Sallie Freeman entertained members of the Wednesday Chillion Club at the Razorback on Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Paul Byrum was invited to play cards with the dub. Mrs. E. R. Jackson won high, Mrs. A. M, King won second and Mrs. Mary Hatfield won third in •fiie Clullion games. Spring flowers decorated the entertaining rooms, in which the hostess served refreshments during the afternoon. La Nueve Club Is Entertained Yesterday, Mrs. Ben M. White was hostess for a dessert bridge party at her home, when members of the La Nueve Club and two guests, Mrs. Whitney Morgan and Mrs. Walter Day attended. A dessert course was served upon their arrival. Bridge prizes went to Mrs. Lynn Hughes, first place, Mrs. Leonard Oldham, second place, and Mrs. Coleman Stevens, bridgo. Roses and iris were combined with other spring blossoms about the entertaining rooms. Mid-WeekClub Is Entertained Mrs. Harry W. Haines entertained at her home on Chickasawba yesterday afternoon for the members of Mid-Week Bridge Club. Upon arrival of her guests, Mrs. Haines served luncheon from the dining table, which held a spring centerpiece of peonies and roses. Garden flowers were placed at vantage points throughout the entertaining rooms, in which the guests spent the afternoon playing bridge. High score was awarded to Mrs. H. H. Houchins, with second place going to Mrs. C. A. Cunningham. Guests Attend Club Luncheon Mrs. Samuel F. Norris acted as hostess yesterday afternoon when Mrs. P. D. Foster entertained members of the Thursday Contract Club at Hotel Noble. The luncheon was attended by several guests including Mrs. Norris 'mother, Mrs. R. E. L. King, and her sisters, Mrs. Hibbert Bottom of 6t. I*ouis, Mrs. H. N. Thompson of Cleveland, Miss., and Mrs. Roy A Dean of Johnson City, Term, An epergne filled with colorful spring flowers centered the long table at which the guests ate lunch and on either end, the same flowers filled smaller containers. Winners of the afternoon's bridge games were Mrs. E. P. Borum and Mrs. H. W. Wylie. Marriage Licenses The following couple has obtained a marriage license at the office of the county clerk, Mrs. Elizabeth Blythe Parker: James Carl Price and Wanda L. Wren, both of Blytheville. OSCEOLA NEWS By Bettye Nelle Starr Half-Size Sports Special Junior-Senior Prom One of the most colorful parties given during the school year was the Junior-Senior Prom Friday night. Beginning the evening's festivities was the banquet given at the elementary school followed by the dance in the high school auditorium. They carried out the theme of "Sophisticated Lady." The auditorium was transformed into a swank night club. An improvised entrance through which the couples entered was a miniature replica of the Stork Club. Candid pictures were made by the Junior Class as each couple entered. Pink and black was earned iut in the decorations, using top-hats, champagne glasses and masks for the decorations. At each table were black programs outlined in glitter with the names of each Junior and Senior spelled out. A Memphis band provided the music for the dance. Give Luncheon Mrs. Ed Teaford and Mrs. Frances Whitmore complimented Mrs. E. C. Augustine of Milwaukee, Wis., Thursday with a luncheon and bridge party at the 50 Club. The hostesses carried out a pink and yellow color theme using tulips in the two colors for the centerpiece, place cards and tallies. Following lunolieon the guests were invited into the Pink Room where tulips were used in profusion in the built-in wall flower boxes. In the games of bridge, Mrs. W. E. Hunt won high score. Mrs. N. B. Ellis, Jr., of Wilson won second, and Mrs. Spencer Driver won low The honoree was presented a gift by the hostess. Senior Honored Sylvia Elias, senior of the 1954 Osceola High School Class, was complimented Monday when Mrs. Louis George, Mrs. C. W. Pugh and Mrs. Royal Langston entertained with a dinner party followed by canasta games. The affair was given at the new Seminole Club. Seventeen girls and the two class sponsors, Mrs. Gladys Burr and Miss Barbara Hogue, attended. The banquet table depicted "The Sweet Girl Graduate" theme. Dolls dressed in caps and gowns were used at intervals over the table which was centered with a bowl of iris in the class colors of purple and gold. Gilded candelabra sprin- kled with glitter flanked the centerpiece. Nut cups in the shape of graduate caps holding place cards marked the seating arrangements. Personals Mr. and Mrs. F. X. Schumacher spent the week end in Little Rock as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Brickey who are spending a week there. The group went especially to attend the golden jubilee of the Knights of Columbus of Little Rock. Pontifical mass at the Cathedral on Sunday morning and the banquet held at the Marion Hotel Sunday night was among the highlights of the trip. WILSON NEWS Bj MRS. B. F. BOYLES Has Birthday Party Linda Jean Porter was complimented on her eighth birthday when her mother. Mrs. Asa J. Porter, entertained 18 of her friends with a party on the lawn at her home. In games played during the afternoon Butch Bourland was awarded the prize. Paper hats were given as favors. Refreshments were served. Honored on Birthday Mrs. Mildred Bussey was honored with a birthday dinner when her sons and daughters and their families gathered at the home of one of her daughters, Mrs. E. E. Jones, at Pecan Point Sunday. Among the 34 present were Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Bussey and children of Marion, Mrs. J. L. Drace of Tyronza, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bussey, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Bussey and family, all of Wilson. Personals Cheran Elizabeth Conner has returned to her home in Bono after a few days visit with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Buford Boyles. Week end guests in the Boyles' home were Mtrs. Buford Boyles, Jr., and daughter, Eleanor Suzanne, of Memphis. Pvt. Frank Bourland. who is stationed at Camp Chaffee, Ark., is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Bourland, and their family. Mrs. Mable Mullins and children of Memphis spent the week end with friends here in Wilson. Mrs. Arnold McDaniel and Miss j Doris Smith were in Memphis Monday night where they visited. Mrs. HAS GREEN THUMB — Lloyd Whittaker is shown in one of the many beds of iris, which can be seen in his yard. He cultivates more than 200 varieties of iris,, along with many other flowers. (Courier News Photo) 200 Varities of Iris Provide Blytheville Man with a Hobby By PAT MULLINS (Courier News Society Editor) In this day and time, we scarcely hear of people wno take time off from all the hustle and bustle to enjoy a hobby which requires much of this precious element. It's even more seldom that we hear of men who spend many hours working with flowers as their hobby. However, Lloyd Whittaker has one of the loveliest little gardens I've seen at the back of his home at 1913 Hearn. Mrs. Whittaker declares that she's merely the "gardener's helper" in this project. A white fence, all covered with climbing roses, encircles the yard, which is of average size. Immediately inside of the fence are many'large flower beds. The sight itself is almost breath-taking upon first glance because of the brilliant blaze of color. Upon closer examination, you find not only the bright colors, but some of the softest and most delicate hues imaginable. Thousands of varieties of iris are known and Mr. Whittaker cultivates more than 200 of these flowers. Mrs. Whittaker says that during the winter months when he cant do any gardening he spends his spare time reading about all the iris varieties and the newest developments in the growing of these beautiful blossoms. I can remember when iris came in one color, a rather common purple, and were considered quite a common flower. If I recall correctly, they were just plain "flags." The bulbs—which I found out were not really bulbs at all. but roots or rhizines—are planted in the heat of the summer, July or August. Luther Burbank named his srreat Shasta daisy for his favorite snowcapped peak in the Sierras. McDaniel's sister, Mrs. Earl Hubbard, a patient at St. Joseph Hospital. Mrs. Lula Manley. Mrs. Jimmy Nelson and Mrs. O. L. Neal of Memphis visited Mrs. Lola Porter Thursday. J. F. Andrews, -a member of the faculty at the University of Arkansas, was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Hadley and daughter, Sherry, Saturday. The varieties of iris are named for cities and girls and some are given many other beautiful and fitting names. A few of the names are Rus.set Wings, Moonlight Madonna, Snow Carnival, Prairie Sunset, New Snow, Lavendar and Gold Lace, Ballet Dancer, Dream Castle, Spanish Peaks and Pink Cameo. As Mrs. Whittaker told me what each flower's name was, I could easily see why each had been given its name. One that particularly interested me was a blossom called "And Thou." It was of pale heavenly blue and grew very tall and straight. Another unusual name that stuck with me was the "Prospector," whose bloom was the color of real gold. According to Mrs. Whittaker, they do not require much work as they like this climate. They originate in the West Coast states. Mr. and Mrs. Whittaker have been growing iris each year for the past four years. When I asked Mrs. Whittaker how her husband first became interested, she explained that it had all begun several years ago when she asked him to help her in the flower beds, which, incidentally, were not iris. She said that he declared "Well, I will if I have to, but I don't want to." However, when he began helping her, he didn't seem to mind too badly. Later that year, he saw an iris collection in Kennett, Mo., and the next year, he cultivated 60 of the known varieties. Each year the iris clubs select the 100 top iris blossoms, and this year he has all except about three of them. The blooming period for the flowers, which range in thousands, of shades in white, pink blue, purple, yellow ano. brown, is from three to four weeks. Modern flower fanciers are said to prefer the brown. There is more color in a garden of iris than a garden of any other flower. Mr. Whittaker is co-owner of the Delta Lumber Company and does all his gardening during his leisure hours. He is always thrilled to have visitors come by and view his little garden. Mrs. Whittaker said about 15 visitors stopped by yesterday. He is also very generous with the rhizones each year, when he divides his plants with his neighbors. > Sue Burnett Created expressly for the slightly •borter figure is this pretty and oh to practical sundress and button-on cape combination. 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Gee yesterday when she entertained for members of the Thursday Club. Mrs. Crawford Noble was invited to join the club for the afternoon. Following the luncheon, bridge games provided the entertainment. Mr*. Noble won high score, and Mrs. C. W. Afflick won second place. Bits of News rr/odtly Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Berry of Pine Bluff are spending a few days here as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Clair Miller and family. Mrs. H. C. Bush returned to her home yesterday after a two-week visit with relatives and friends in East Tennessee. She spent her time in Knoxville, Clinton and Athen*. Mrs. Jesse M. White was admitted to Chickasawba Hospital Tuesday where she underwent major surgery Wednesday. Her condition is reported as satisfactory. Mrs. Zaida Collins of Caruthersville has returned to her home after spending this past week with Mrs. O. C. Ganske. . Mrs. A. G. Little is confined at her home where she is'reported to be ill. Mrs. H. W. Wylie has returned to her home here after attending the DAR congress which was held in Washington,, D. C. J. H. (Sonny) Hankwitz underwent surgery yesterday at Baptist Hospital in Memphis. His condition is reported today as satisfactory. Those visiting him yesterday were Mrs. Bob Cresap and Miss Barbara Gundersen. His mother, Mrs. Russell Riales, and Mrs. Phillip Applebaum were with him. Mrs. Felix Carney of Blytheville, Mrs. Gertie Ladd, and Mrs. Mollie Booker of Holland, Mo., attended the Pilgrimage in Holly Springs, Miss. Leaving tonight for Louisville, Ky., to attend the Kentucky Derby are Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Bush. They will be joined in Louisville by Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Heekin, and will accompany them to their home in Cincinnati, O., for the remainder of the week end. Mr. and Mrs. Max Logan spent Wednesday in Jonesboro and Paragould on business. Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Black are spending today in Memphis. Election Held By Organization Members of the Order of the Sword of Bunker Hill met here this week for initiation ceremonies and election of new officers. They include John M. Duncan, grand-commander-in chief; Jim Tulley, commander of the left wing; Lloyd Coleman, commander of the right "wang; Harold Wood, grand adjutant; Homer Connell, sergeant at arms; and Don Whitney, grand chaplain. Authorized Distributor for LUZIER'S COSMETICS For Appointment & Information Call ALLEEN F. HOLLAND Phone 3-3668 UDY tlCIN ILOSSOM 21 Jewels Was $71.50 mm'57* ClUSAMt 19 Jewels Was $65.00 now*52S lOTVt ttAMAN II J«w«h. txpiHWM tt Jewel Shock- Was J«7 90 m « ttt . Was $47.M NOW ) ELGIN whfc fcnr«tt«rf MJRAPOWf R MAINSPRING It* MMTT Art few *M*I AT WSAVIHCSIIUY NOW! f+i. T«« IMI McCaughey Jeweler 101 Imt Main ACCEPTS CHURCH POSITION — The Rev. Bernard A. Brackin, son of Mrs. Smith T. Brackin of Blytheville and the late Mr. Brackin has accepted a new position as co-pastor of the Faith Tabernacle of Poplar Bluff, Mo. The Rev. Mr. Brackin established the Faith Tabernacle in Manila. He is now associated with the World Church Fellowship of Los Angeles, Calif. Coming Events Friday Stitch and Chatter Club has meeting with Mrs. Jim Hall at 7:30 pjtn. Saturday Dr. and Mrs. Charles' Craig, Mr. and Mrs. Mason Day, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Russell H. Farr are hosts and hostess to members of Dessert Bridge Given for Club All members of the Kibitlzer Club were present yesterday at the homt of Mrs. R. D. Hughes, Jr., when she entertained. White peonies, rosef, and Irit provided colorful floral decoration* throughout the tntertaining room*. Dessert wai served preceding games of bridge which were played during the afternoon. Mrs. Robert G. McHaney won high score, and Mrs. Alex Curti* won second high. At the Hospitals Chickaiawba Hoapttal Dismissed: Margie Ann Williams, City Blytheville Hospital? Dismissed: Mrs. Emma Webster, City Mrs. Billy Poole, City Walk Hospital Dismissed: Barbara Parrish, City Melba Brown, Steel* Billy Singleton, Holland Mrs. F. E. Utley, City Sid Walker, City the University Club at 9:30 p.m. at Hotel Noble. A business meeting will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Sunday "Woman of. the. Year for 1983," Mrs. Jerry Cohen, is to be complimented at the E. B. Gee residence on Country Club Drive from 3 to 5 p.m., with the Beta Sigma Phi sorority entertaining. ENJOY SUMMER in Penney's Casuals! 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