The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 29, 1954 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 29, 1954
Page 3
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DECEMBER 29, 1984 BLYTHEVIt-LK (ARK.1 COURIER NEWS PAGE THRE1 Charge Orphans Were Beaten Connecticut Horn* It Under Legal Scrutiny Now HARTFORD, Conn. (*l — The Slate Welfare Department, charging that orphans were thrown against walls and whipped with leather belts as punishment, has asked Gov. John Lodge to fire the superintendent of the New Haven County temporary home for children. The charges were made yesterday in a report to Lodge, who turns over the governorship Jan. 5 to Democrat Abraham A. Ribicoff. The report was written by former Welfare Commissioner Howard Houston, who resigned last week to accept a U. S .government post in India. Houston told Lodge that Fred Stickels, superintendent of the home in West Haven, should be kept on no longer "than is absolutely necessary" because a Welfare Department investigation showed Stickels is "grossly unable to manage the home." • Houston said his investigators found that a 22-year-old, 200-pound attendant once twisted a. boy's arm until it broke because the boy had gotten out of line. The same attendant, Houston said, dragged another boy across the dining room floor and hurled him against the wall because the boy swore at the table. Houston said the boy suffered a concussion. Stickels has denied the charges, many of which Houston said were based on complaints of two former employes. Houston said the Child Welfare League of America will conduct a lull-scale investigation of the home, where some 130-state wards are housed until they can be accommodated in private homes. New Haven County's three commissioners have decided not to dismiss Stickels before the welfare league completes its investigation. OSCEOLA NEWS By Bettye Nclle Starr Building Permits and Real Estate Transfers rive building permits were issued by the city engineer last week lor the construction of three residences, one service station and an addition onto a church. Norman Shields obtained a permit to build a $5,000 frame house at 705 Rolllson, Docie Pearson a $600 two-room frame residence at Eighth and Shivers, W. J. Pollard, a $30,000, brick veneer seven-room residence on Chickasawba. Roy E. Gammin received a permit to construct a »15,000 concrete block service station at 300 South Division, while Gateway Tabernacle was granted a permit to add a $1,500 four-room frame addition onto the church at 318 South Howard to be used as class rooms. Real estate transfers recorded in the circuit clerk's office last week were: Bland and Myrtle Brooks to W.! H. and Mary Stovall, for $2,500, 2.8 acres in NE quarter of SW quarter of Sec. S-T15N-R11E. Gertrude Williams in n^rfi" 1 ' Burns, for $250, Lot 22, Wilson'» First Addition. Nancy Priola io Marie J. Priola, lor $1, Lot 3, Block 1, Park Addition. Thomas and Lillie James to Casey and Lois Adams, for $10 and other considerations, E. 50 ft. of Lot 5, Block 29, Blythe Addition. Daniel and Leotan Robertson to LeRoy and Betty Parks, for $1,400, Lot 2, Block C, John B. Walker Second Subdivision. Blytheville Development Co. to Rosa Lee Jackson, for $500, Lots 4 and 5, Block 3, Wilson's First Addition. Mary Fowler to James GoodloW, for $1, and other considerations, Lot 8. Block 7, Edwin Robinson Addition. Pete and Demetra Haney to j James and Sylvia Aired, for $10. and other considerations, Lot 23, [ Block F, John B. Walker Second Subdivision. 0. W. Moore, Leslie Moore, Tas-; sie Mai Robertson to Tassie Mai • Robinson, for $1 and other considerations, NE quarter of NE quarter of. Sec. 20-T15N-R11E. Leslie Moore and Tassie Mai Robertson to U. W. Moore, for $1 and other considerations, SW quar- i ter of SE quarter of Sec, 20-T15N-; RUE. . | Joseph and Katherine Boswell to Jiedel's, Inc., for 510 and other | considerations, Lot 9, Block 6, Da-1 vis Third Addition. Jiedel's Inc. to Rufes H. and: Ada Berry, for $10 and other considerations, Lot 9, Block 6, Davis Third Addition. The weather Christmas day may not have been exactly what Santa Glaus had in mind, nevertheless it was an ideal day for families and friends to travel to and fro to spend the day of all days, giving many the opportunity of leaving their own firesides. Family dinner, open houses or just driving over town, watching children skating or learning to master their new bikes and trikes were all in order for the day. At the Lloyd Godley's dinner table, in their new home on Circle Drive, were the sister of Mrs. Godley, Mrs. Roy Brandenburg, Mr. Brandenburg of Oklahoma City and the Brandenburg's son, Lt. John Brandenburg, his wife and daughter, Peggy Jean, of Kansas. Coming from New Orleans to visit her family was Mrs. Gilbert Bernstein, Mr. Bernstein and their young son, Scottie. Mrs. Bernstein is the former Miss Gulnare Levenstein. Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Young drove up from Belzoni, Miss., to be with Mr. Young's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Young. Seated at the dinner table for a sumptuous feast "at the Dean Hatcher home were Mr. and Mrs. Ben Dean Hatcher of Memphis, Mrs. 'Steve Ralph and daughter, Betty. , The brand new grandson of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Whitworth with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Newman Whitworth, of Spring City, Term., and Miss Bettye Ann Whitworth of Memphis arrived in time for their Christmas dinner after five. Mr. and Mrs. Grover Whitworth of Booneville will join their family group here Thursday lor a visit of several, days. The Dick Cromer home was the scene of one of the larger family dinners which included Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cromer, their three children, . Rickey, Louise and Alice, her mother, Mrs. Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. Allan Segraves, their two daughters, Josephine and Lucy, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cromer. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gilbert and children of Green Castle. Ind., came down for the Christmas holidays to visit Mr. Gilbert's sister, Mrs. E. H. Burns, and family. Dr. and Mrs. George Cone had as their guests, other than their immediate family, Dr. and Mrs. Adolph Cone of Jacksonville Beach, Fla. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Mason entertained at dinner for their daughter. Miss Mason of West Memphis, Buddy Mason of Memphis, Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Florida, Mr. and Mrs. John Strickling and son, Johnny, Miss Virginia Florida and George Florida. The Andrew Floridas entertained at Christmas dinner for Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Day and daughter of Memphis, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Watson and daughter, Martha Ellen Williams, of Lexington, Miss. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Butler, Sr., entertained their sons. Ben Butler, Jr., Gene Butler, their five grandchildren, the two wives and Mr. Butler's mother, Mrs. C. E. Butler. Mrs. Braxton Bragg and Mrs. Fnye Henderson of Little Rock came to spend the holidays with Mrs. Henderson's daughter, Mrs. Wilbur Wilds', Mr. Wildy and the two children. ( . Mrs. Lan Williams had her annual family dinner. Those seated at the dining table were her son, Frank Williams, Mrs. Williams, their sons, Ed, Billy and Lan, Jr., Mrs. Lan Williams, Jr., and three children of Jonesboro. Mr. anud Mrs. Bard Edrlngton and children, Mr. and Mrs, Bob Olllespie, Mrs. J. H. Lovewell, Mrs. Kate Hale, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Bngby, Mr. and Mrs. Jettie Driver were hosts for their Christmas eve, family dinner inviting Mrs. Driver's family to join Mr. and Mrs. Driver and their two sons, Jerry and Dwight. Mrs. Driver's mother, Mrs. Dwight Blackwood, her brother, D. H. Blackwood, who arrived during the day from California, Mrs. Clarence Wilson, aunt of Mrs. Driver, her cousin, Mrs. Leroy Owens, Mr. Owens and daughter, Susan. Mr. and Mrs. Snow Wilson and young son, Snow, in, ate Christmas dinner' with Mrs. Wilson's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dunavant, in Reiser. Mrs. Alma Morrison, Miss Julia Mae Morrison and Mrs. Nelle Kent ate dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Rex Warren near Blytheville. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wilson and their mother spent the day In Memphis with members of the Wilson family. Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Bryan had as their dinner guests her brother, Lawrence Dillard, Mrs. Dillard and. Mattie Dillard of Birmingham, Ala. Mayor Moses Sliman and Mrs. Sliman of Luxora were dinner guests of their daughter, Mrs. Bill Elias, Mr. Elias and three children. Mrs. George Doyle and Miss Marjorie Doyle had as their Christmas guests Mr. and Mrs. Prank McDonald and children of Clarksdale, Miss., Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Cotner and family of Sikeston, Mo. Also coming from Sikeston were Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Cramer's daughter, Mrs, Elvis Alberson, Mr. Alberson, Miss Kitty Alberson and Tommie Alberson. Dan Ford, fiance of Miss Alberson, drove down with the Albersons. Tommie remained for several days visit with his grandparents., Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hathorn of Memphis were dinner guests of Mrs. Hathorn's mother, Mrs. Emma B. Moore, and sister, Mrs. Pnuline Hayden. Many, many more family gatherings were held in Osceola, but some were not available. Seated »t my festive board were my father, B. A. Cox, my two sons, Harlan Starr and Bill Benll, Bill's wife, Doris, and their three "cherubs," Blp, Phil nnd Charley. Mrs. 0. W. Coppedge and two children, and Mrs. C. C. Councllle and son of Blytheville visited Miss Blanche Cleere, who is 111, Thursday. Dr. Billy Sheddun and his sister, Mrs. A. L. Webb, complimented their niece, Miss Sully Travis, nnd nephew, Bob Travis, with n Christmas dinner-dance nt the Seminole Club Wednesday night. The banquet table where the 35 guests were seated was centered by an arrangement of vivid Christmas-red carnations with matching burning tapers. Cascading from the central point were garlands of red-berried holly. The spirit of Christmas Wns stressed by the sparkling decorn- tions that were seen nbout the club room. Following the turkey dinner, the young guests enjoyed dancing throughout the evening. Mrs. Baker Sprinfield was honored Thursday afternoon when a layette shower was given her. The affair was given at the Seminole Club. Hostesses were Misses Sylvia Elias, Judy Ashmore, Carolyn Ed- rlngton, Floy Nichol and Snow Wilson. Bridge wns played following Mrs. Sprinfield opening her gifts. ktft MM* )M CM MM... GO to »**• MM* A|«rtl AIWM R*7 PtmbvrtOH JH W. Ford, OKtoU, Ark. Ph.nt U< AltaUfc Afent lor Ml»iu)ppi Co. • TOCK COMPANY PROTICTION | ml •* St. *in nMh'M MWta Mart. ITMI I*. WM( cM**ir. Pre-lnvenlory SALE Going On Now at Adams Appliance Co. Big Discounts! Up to 50% Off on: • FRIG1DAIRE APPLIANCES • MAYTAG APPLIANCES • DIXIE GAS RANGES • YOUNGSTOWN KITCHEN APPLIANCES • HOUSEHOLD ITEMS • SPORTING GOODS • ELECTRIC TABLE APPLIANCES • BEN HUR FREEZERS • GAS SPACE HEATERS • KAISER DISHWASHERS • DUO-THERM APPLIANCES • R.C.A. APPLIANCES • RECORDS • PIANOS • TOYS • VACUUM CLEANERS • HI-FI PLAYERS All sales final ... no exchanges or refunds. Full discount on cash sales . . . credit slightly higher. Parts warranty included on all items but not installation. ALL SALE ITEMS IDENTIFIED BY RED TAG SHOWING DISCOUNT. ADAMS APPLIANCE CO., Inc. J. W. Adams, Owner 206-08 W. MAIN PHONE 1-2071 Mr. and Mrs. Paber White joined the White family in Comvay for a reunion, returning home on Monday. Mrs. Allan Segraves was hostess to her bridge, club Tuesday, for a luncheon. A gift exchange followed the luncheon and cards were played throughout the a 1 ternoon, Mrs. Se,graves used uniques decorations throughout her country home. Mrs. Vance Cartwright spent Christinas with her parents in Jackson, Tenn. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Bowen of Luxoru held open house Christmas day. Traditional foods were served buffet style. Christinas decorations dominated the small tables. Open house continuing' alt day, was held at the Planters Bank Friday. Mr, and Mrs. R. C. Bryan, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. B. Young and Mr. nnd Mrs. David Laney were among those assisting Mr. nnd Mrs. C. E. Dean in greeting the throng'of guests that came during the day. The buffet table was laden with Christinas delicacies. A special treat of Mr. Dean's were the Tennessee smoked hams from his old home town of Union City. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ellas held open house at their home Christ- inns day. The Ellas home on West Semmes carried out the traditional Christmas theme in the decorations. Potted Christmas flowers were in evidence on the small tables throughout the entertaining rooms. Thirty-five friends called during the afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Langsdon entertained friends and relatives with ii drop-in at their new home Sunday afternoon. An arrangement of Christmas red gladioli gave a cheery greeting to the guests us they entered through the gaily decorated door into the reception hall. The Christmas tree, decked in colorful ornaments, was placed he- fore the picture window in the living room. The,refreshment table was overlaid by a pink satin damask cover and was centered with a frosted , candle circled by evergreens anti I baubles. I Red burning tapers Hanked the STARR GAZING I With another year right around the corner prompt* me to do n little reciting. "The tides go out; the tides come flooding In; still the old years die and the new begin; But youth?— somewhere we lost each oilier, lust year or .yesterday." A fashionable woman is always in love . . . with, herself. I wonder how many black chiffon gowns nnd dresser seU were exchanged the day after Christinas! Men will never learn about those two items, that invariably, head HUMi- gift list. From the earliest times, the advent of a new \ear has been made the occasion for reviewing the old one. The end of R year is in many respects nn emblem of the end ol life; and the older we get ,the more striking the resemblance becomes, nnd if we want to be happier the coming year than we have been in the year of 1954, we must do as "(Did Father Ttme," himself haa Just done, we nuiat turn over a new leaf. "Happy are they who put away the okl year, cure and sorrow; who can dry their tears in the coming years, and welcome in the mor- coffee service that was served from an antique table. The three-tiered sweetmeat trny holding holiday candies was placed nt one end of the refreshment table. Silver trays of hors d'oeuvres. relishes and salted nuts filled the table. Traditional egg-nog was passed during the afternoon. Guests were from Osceola, Luxora and Joiner. Just to enlighten some of you about the open Sesame pie that won (he $25,000 grand prize in the recent Plllsbury contest, the phrase "Open sesame" used in the Arab- Ian nights collection of Oriental tales has taken on the meaning of a magic password and that password, my friends, really hit the jackpot, but what I'm most interested in, where iii-the-you-know- what would you start out to find sesame seeds? Those judges must be cruzy or something' or else, are just crazy 'bout pie, just any kind of pie. Not that 1 begrudge the gal ot winning all of that money (what, am I saying?) but to select a. recipe the average woman would never stand over a hot stove to try out, beats me, I'm like the little country boy, I'll take sweet tater. I'm not near as enthusiastic about taking down my Christmas'tree as I was putting it up. Do I hear seconds on this? By the way, of course you know Christmas comes on Sunday next year. Only 361 days till Christinas! Whew, what a day. Want to make a cute new year's cake to go along with that hog jowl and black-eye peas? Ice your cnke in a white frosting then dip the end of a match (not the sulphur end. for goodness sake) In melted chocolate and write the numerals, one to twelve, with the hands pointing to twelve, clockwise over the cake. ' . Believe it or not, nicotine is very poiionoua, les* than one drop being a fatal dose, even that dosen't scare a fellow who Is hell-bent on smoking, the more the doctors talk against smoking, the more clgareU sold end that's why Ripley became famous, proving such things, but what good did it do? Odin, in Norse mythology, th« greatest of the gods, called also "Woden," and "Wotan," the protector of most arts and sciences, and the wlelder of the thunderbolt. H« is represented with one eye only, the other one having been taken by Mirnlr as payment for a drink from his well. "Wednesday" ia named after Woden. The young MAY die but the old MUST! So said Longfellow. Experience is the name men giv» to their follies or their sorrows. To avoid trouble and insure safety, breathe through the no&e, it keeps your month shut. If you brood over your troubles, you'll probably have, a perfect hatch. At the football game, the be** suddenly came in behind his offic* boy and tapped him on his shoulder. "So this Is your uncle's funeral," he demanded. "Looks like it," replied the quick-witted boy, "he'i the referee down there." A lion broke Lose from the ckcu*. and the sheriff formed a posse to track it down. "Before we go, suggested the sheriff, lets all stop ak the bar and have a drink.' They all drank whiskey except little Henry. He took ginger ale. WhLskey gave him too much courage. It's easy to tell your station in lile by the number of people who tell you Where to get off. The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything. An old Spanish proverb aays: "Never advise anyone to go to war or to marry." If a man Is worth knowing at nil, he is worth knowing well. seme fhe freat off he season There's lots of doorbell ringing during the holidays, for that's when folks like to visit. Better stock up your refrigerator with delicious Coca-Cola, the favorite soft drink of all seasons. Better hurry, too ... New Year's is coming. N C«fc«" k e ref bleree* tr 6 bottle carton Plus Deposit Get a carton or case of Coke and have plenty on hand ... ice cold. lOTTLIt UHBII AKTHOKIIY OP TKI COCA-COLA COMPANY IT COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY OF BLYTHEVILLE £ I»H THI COO-COU COMPMff

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