The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 18, 1954 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 18, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE CARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, MAY IS, Jfri. Nathan Wide, Society Editor Society News Crt/»{«iv 9 Jane McWhorter . . . j* If Engaged to John W. Everett Mr. and Mr*. Julian Howard Me- Whorter of Takoma Park, Md., announce ^ the engafment and ap- prtSaching marriage of their daughter, Miss Jane McWhorter, to Midshipman John W. Everett, son of Mrs. Joseph Everett and the late Mr. Everett of Blytheville. Miss McWhorter has attended Uriinui College in Pennsylvania and It present it » student at George Washington University in Washington, D. C., where she is a member of Kappa Kapp* Gamma social sorority. Midshipman Everett will be graduated from the United States Naval Academy, Annapoli*, Md., in June and will be commissioned in the United States Marine Corps. The wedding will be solemnized June S at 8:30 o'clock, at the First Presbyterian Church in Washington, and will be followed by a re ception in the home of the bride' parents. Mrs. Charles Fraixer was installed as president of Burdette Paren Teacher Association at; a, metting held yesterday afternoon at the school. Other officers installed by Mrs. Harper Oats, president of the Mississippi County Council of Parent Teacher Associations were Mrs. J T- Stalcup, vice president; Mrs Preston Ramey, treasurers M* 8 Clovis McHaffey, secretary; and Mrs. Tom Callis. historian. L. H. Autry, Burdette School superintendent, made a talk on "Our Opportunity." Mrs. Stalcup presented the "Inspirational Thoughts," and Mrs. Jean Neal read the president's message. Group singing was Jed by Mrs. Hilton Stephenson. Life membership pins were presented by Mrs. Frazier to Mr. and Mrs. Autry, and special recognition was given to parents of school seniors, with each one being presented a red carnation. Plans were made for the Summer round-up to be' held Thursday at the Health Unit in Blytheville, with Mrs. Stalcup in charge. Mrs. Stalcup, health chairman, also announced that the last folio shot* will be given Friday, May 28, at 9 o'clock at Polio Vaccine Headquarters in Blytheville. Mrs. Shed Bevill, Mrs. James E. Permenter, Mrs. Bud Gunter, Mrs. Lucille Webb and Mrs. Pearl Long, hostesses for the afternoon, served refreshments during the social hour. A surprise shower was given for Mrs. John Roden. Miss Jane McWhorter 1 ! engagement to Midshipman John W. Everett of Blytheville, is announced today by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Julian Howard McWhorter of Tacoma Park, Md. Midshipman Everett is the son of Mrs. Joseph Everett and the late Mr.- Everett of Blytheville. Bits of News ersona J Women of First Presbyterian Church Celebrate Their 42nd Anniversary A general meeting of the Women of First Presbyterian Church was held yesterday afternoon at the church when the group celebrated its 42nd birthday anniversary with a special party following the business session. Mrs. Vernon Thomasson, president, presided over the meeting during which routine reports were made by committee chairmen. The group also voted to consolidate during the months of July and August, the usual three monthly meetings held at the church, into one meeting to be held at the church on the third Monday of each of these two months. Under this plan an executive board meeting will be held at 2 o'clock, circle meetings at 2:30 p.m., and a general meeting at 3 p.m. Mrs. Roy Walton made a report on the Presbyterial held at Earle, to which she was a delegate, and Mrs. C. M. Gray presented the afternoon's program on "Three Phases With One Purpose." Assisting on the program were Mrs. Thomasson, Mrs. W. A. Dobyns and Mrs. G. W. Dillahunty. Mrs. j E Carter sang "The Light of God Is Calling" to conclude the program. During the social hour the hostesses, Mrs. F. B. Joyner, Mrs. J. C. Walters, Mrs. Leslie Hooper and Mrs. L. G. Nash, served refreshments of Coffee and cake from a refreshment table appointed in silver and presided over by Mrs. Thomasson and Mrs. J. B. Fisher. Centerpiece for the table was a silver bowl filled with yellow rosebuds and white baby breath, flanked by yellow candles in silver candelabra. The chosen -"color scheme was accentuated by the birthday cake iced in yellow and topped with a miniature bouquet of roses and baby breath. The names of nine pioneer members of the organization were read during the party and special recognition given for their long work with the group. These included Mrs. T. J. Mahan, Mrs. Byron Morse, Mrs. Mildred Cutler, Mrs. F. D. Underwood, Mrs. Lucy McAdams, Mrs. Roy Walton, Mrs. R. E. Lee King, Miss Bess Hall and Mrs. H. G. Wickham. First Baptist Circles Hold Meetings Jean McArtbur Is Married to Robert L Yates DYESS—-Mr. and Mrs. A. H. McArthur announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Jean McArthur, to Robert L. Yates of Macon, Ga., son of Mr. and Mrs Richard L. Yates of Dyess. The rites were said Friday night at the Methodist Church in Dyess immediately following commence„ ment execrises. The Rev. W. W Peterson officiated at the double ring ceremony before a small group of friends and relatives. The bride, who was attended by Mrs. Glen McArthur of Blytheville wore a frock of white lace. Mr. McArthur served Mr. Yates as best man. Following a brief wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Yates are at home in Macon where he is connected with McCord Motor Company. Officers Named By Methodist WSCSatYarbro Mrs. Dave Abbott was hostess last night at her home to members of the Woman's Society of Christian Service of Yarbro Methodist Church, when an election of" officers for the coming year was held. Mrs. Monroe Besharse, Jr., was named as new president of the group, and named to serve with her were Mrs. Carl Burton, vice president; Mrs. Gene McGuire, record- tog secretary; Mrs. Henry Pollard, treasurer; Mrs. Johnny Johnson, promotional secretary; Mrs. Charley Krutz, missionary and educational secretary; Mrs; G. ,T. Gracy, secretary of Christian Social Relations and local church activities; Mrs. Paul Abbott, secretary of student work. • Miss Alice Marie Ross, secretary of children'* work; Mrs. W. D. Hammond, secretary spiritual life; Mrs. Nita Bunch, secretary of literature and publications; Mrs. Punk Will!*, secretary of supply work; Mrs. Hxa Wheeler, secretary of status of women. Following the business meeting, * tacky party wai held with price* won by Mrs. KAiti and Mrs. Milton Bunch, and later in the evening refreshments were served by the The book "In Evangeline's Country" was studied at each of the meetings held yesterday by the Woman's Missionary Society of First Baptist Church in homes of various members. Eight members of Circle One met with Mrs. F. E. Atkinson, when Mrs. Clarence Johnson gave the opening prayer, Mrs. Marion Williams was in charge of the study course and Mrs. W. P. McCormick brought the closing prayer. Mrs. C. W. Afflick was hostess to members of Circle Two, and also offered the opening prayer. Mrs. Charles Ray Newcomb taught the study course and the closing prayer was given by Mrs. E. C. Brown. Circle Three members were guests of Mrs. Bill Banister, with 14 present. Mrs. Linwood Lewis led the opening prayer, Mrs. £. S. Lemons the study course and Mrs. Hubert Poisgrove, the closing prayer. Sixteen members of Circle Four, meeting at the home of Mrs. Philip' Deer, heard Mrs. James Fisher give the opening prayer; Mrs. C. L. McWaters, Sr., taught the study course, and closing prayer was offered by Mrs. John Gearing. Circle Five had nine members present when they met with Mrs. E. F. Blomeyer, who led the group in prayer before Mrs. William Berryman taught the afternoon study. Mrs. W. L. Ferguson was hostess to 12 members of Circle Six, when Mrs. Kendall Berry gave the opening prayer. Mrs. B. W. Wooten was in charge of the afternoon study and the closing prayer was offered by Mrs. R, G. Cash, with Mrs. Ferguson leading the group in a special prayer. Mrs. Don Haley entertained 13 members of Circle Seven at her home. Mrs. H. H. Brooks led the group in prayer and also taught the study course. Closing prayer was brought by Mrs. W. M. La- Ferney. Refreshments were served by each of the hostesses during the social hour which followed the close of each program. First Baptist YWA Holds Meeting The Katie Hatton YWA of the First Baptist Church met last night at the home of Miss Millie Ann Mallory. The meeting was opened with prayer by Miss Maxine Hill, the devotional was given by Miss Mickey Allen, a chapter out of the mission study book, "New Orleans Story." was taught by Miss Mary Webb and closing prayer was by Miss Cliffie Overman. Refreshments were served by the hostess. Marriage License, The following couple hat obtained * Mittaft UoMiM from the count? cfcrt, Mm. nitatetto BlyUie Farter: IV-ntoct Warren and Petty Jean of MOTHERS So easy to give ^^J^W^^^-B^*. your child thia I ST. jQSEP orange fla- I ASPIRIN B°u r y ed it aS t% r S: j FOR CHVEDRjH, World's Largest Selling Aspirin For Children THE PERFECT GIFT GRADUATES Appropriately Gift Wrapped Ntw Grttting Cords For All Occasions Come ki and Browse Around! Mr. and Mrs. Dale Dunlap and family had as their overnight guest her uncle, Leon Lafitte 4 of Shreveport, La". Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Crouch, Jr., and son, Harold, of Washington, D. C., have arrived to spend two weeks with Mr. Crouch's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Crouch, Sr., and their son, Wayne. Mrs. James T. Karnes and daughters, Gay Lynn and Sandra Ann, of Long Beach, Calif., are spending three weeks here as guests of Mrs. Karnes' parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Maxwell, and Mr. Karnes, parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Karnes. Mrs. Vance Alexander, Jr., and two children, Vance, m, and Brooke, arrived last night for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Phillips. Mr. and Mrs. Billy Oxford and children, Jerry Wayne and Billy, Jr., left Sunday to return to their home in Battle Creek, Mich., after spending two weeks here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Oxford. En route to their home they plan to visit briefly in Terre Haute, Ind., with his brother, Gerald Oxford, and family, and 'his sister, Mrs. Otis Bensley, and family. Mrs. J. W. Rayder and daughter, Miss Linda Rayder, Jerry Nail and Miss Martha Bean', have returned from Fayetteville where they spent the week end as guests of Miss j Nita Rose Hall and Jan Rayder, students at the University there. Mr. and Mrs. Ted Lyster of Columbus, Ga., formerly of Blytheville, are the parents of a son born Saturday night at a Columbus hospital. The baby, who has an older brother, Johnny, 6, has not yet been named. Mrs. Lyster is the former Miss Jeanne • Bourland, daughter of Mrs. John Bourland of Blytheville. Mrs. Jimmy Whitbey of San Pedro. Calif., is visiting in Caruthersville as guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Goodman, and in Blytheville with her brother, Calvin Goodman, and Mrs. Goodman. Mrs. Ben .Abbott and her infant son, Charles Milo, who was born last week at Chickasawba Hospital, have been removed to their home. Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Boyd left today for Oxford, Miss., where they will visit their son, Howell Boyd, a student at Ole Miss, and then will go to Somerville, Tenn., to spend a 10-day vacation with Mr. Boyd's parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Boyd. Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Gee have as their guest, her mother, Mrs. W B. Hunter, of Phoenix, Ariz. Mr, and Mrs. Gee and Mrs. Hunter plan to drive to Helena tomorrow where Mrs. Hunter plans to remain for a visit with relatives before returning here. Mrs. Patti Knight of Selmer, Tenn., is visiting here as guest of her sister. Mrs. Russell Phillips, and Mr. Phillips. William Wayne Taylor, who has seen stationed with the Navy at San Diego, Calif., is expected to arrive here today for a visit with lis parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harrnan Taylor, and family, before reporting for duty to Great Lakes, HI. Mr. and Mrs. John Mahan of Princeton, Ky., and Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Fort of Clarksville, Tenn., have returned home after having been called here because of the death of their brother-in-law, Ross D. Hughes. Mr. and Mrs. M. W. McGee and family of Essex, Mo., and Mr. and Mrs. James Maxwell and family of Shaw, Miss., were the week end guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Maxwell. Betty Watson's Engagement to Left Country Grover Cleveland was the first President of the United States to leave his country while in office. He went beyond the three-mile limit while fishing off the Atlantic coast. Mr. and Mrs. Odean Watson today announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Miss Betty Watson, to Bruce McKinney Hay, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Hay of Armorel. Miss Watson is a student at Blytheville High School where she is active in several of the school organizations. Mr. Hay attended Blytheville High School, where he played football and was active in the F.F.A He later attended Armorel High School. Plans for the marriage, to be solemnized at the First Grace Church with the .Rev. Bob Petrovich officiating, will be announced later. WSCS Circles Hold Year's Final Meetings Members of the Woman's Society of Christian Service 'of First Methodist Church held their final circle meetings of the year yesterday, when each circle chairman was presented with a gift from her group. Mrs. J. G. Sudbury was hostess to 14 members of Circle One. when Mrs. H. W. Wylie was in charge of the afternoon study course. Eleven members of Circle Two met with Mrs. W. J. Pollard and heard the devotional given by Mrs. Paul Jobe and the study course taught by Mrs. Henderson Hall. Mrs. Charles Czeschin was in charge of the devotional presented to 14 members of Circle Three meeting at the home of Mrs. Marcus Evrard. Three guests, Mrs. Roy I. Bagley, Mrs. W. G. Kiebler of Enid, Okla., and Mrs. Earl Brannon of Harrisburg, 111., were present together with 18 members of Circle Four , who were entertained by Mrs. H. C. Bush and Mrs. Ruth Eleanor Afflick at a 1 o'clock luncheon at the Bush home. Mrs. Leon Bums gave • the devotional and Mrs. Bush led the study course. Fifteen members of Circle Five were guests of Mrs. E. P. Still, when Mrs. J. A. Bryant brought the devotional and Mrs. H. N. Whitis taught the study. Mrs. W. A. Stick- mon entertained 10 members of Circle Six. Mrs. O. C. Ganske gave the devotional and Mrs. W. A. Hollingsworth was in charge of the study. Ten members of Circle Seven and two guests, Mrs. G. R. Merley and Mrs. M. E. Briley. met at the home of Mrs. Bill Hutson to head the study course led by Mrs. Elbert Johnson. Each of the hostesses served refreshments during the social hour. Girls' State Delegates Complimented at Tea Blythcville girls who will attend Girls' State in Little Rock June 5 to the 12, were guests of honor Sunday afternoon at a tea given at the Hut by members of the American Legion Auxiliary. A large brass container filled with jced roses was used to decorate the mantel of the lobby, and the refreshment table from which punch, sandwiches and cookies were served during the afternoon, was centered with a bowl of pink roses flanked by tapers Aurning in silver candle holders. Mrs. Emil Damon and Mrs. Frank Glisson presided at the Shower Honors Bride-ElectHere Thirty-five guests attended a miscellaneous shower given Friday night by women of the Nazarene Church complimenting Miss Shirley Lovelace, bride-elect . of Seaman Billy Jo White. The "affair, was held at the home of Mrs. Harold Thompson Sr., where roses and carnations were used for decorations. Games were played during the evening with prizes being won by Mrs.. Ray White, Mrs. Roy Moore and Mrs. Jimmy Quick. After the honoree, who was presented with a corsage of white carnations, had opened her gifts, refreshments were served. St. Stephen's Auxiliary Meets Mrs. W. J. Fitzhugh entertained last night at her home with a supper for .members of the Woman's Auxiliary of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. The buffet supper was served at small tables arranged about the entertaining rooms of the house, with each table centered with low bowls of pale pink rosebuds. A large vase of deep red gladioli was used on the coffee table. Mrs. C. M. Noble and the Rev. Mr. Fitzhugh presented the evening's program on "Builders for Christ", after Mrs. J. E. Killett had given the devotional. Mrs. LeRoy Huddleston gave a brief talk on the purposes of the United Thank Offering, and the benediction was pronounced by the Rev. Mr. Fitzhugh. Twenty-five members attended. Mrs: Fitzhugh was assisted in serving by Mrs. J. Louis Cherry and Mrs. J. D. McDowell. Country Club Party Planned Mrs. J.. C. Guard will serve as chairman for the Ladies Day luncheon, canasta and bridge party to be held Friday afternoon, .1 o'clock at the Blytheville Country Club. Mrs. Gean Atkinson, president of the Country Club Auxiliary, -has asked that reservations be turned in to Mrs. Guard. Pre-School Health Check Planned Summer round-up for children who will enter Burdette School's first grade in September will be held Thursday at 12 noon at the Mississippi County Health Unit in Blytheville, according to announcement made by Mrs. J. T. Stalcup, health chairsian. Sponsored by the Burdette Parent Teacher Association, the round-up will be for the purpose of checking and vaccinating the children. Mrs. Stalcup said. Dr. Jerome Gordon of Luxora, tea table. Tour girls, Miss Juanita Ferguson, Miss Evelyn Bowen, Miss Kay Hindman and Miss Betty Lee Garrott, all of whom attended Girls' State last year, were present and gave pointers to the girls who will attend this year. Miss Bowen will return as a junior counselor this year. Nine of the 12 girls who will attend from Blytheville, together with their mothers, were introduced Sunday. These included Miss Monya Blankenship, Miss Carmen Gary, Miss Polly Deer, Miss Janice Johnson, Miss Pattf Scott, Miss Ann Seay, Miss Peggy Taylor and Miss Gail Whitsitt. Three other deleeates, Miss Martha Bean, Mjss Pat Partlowand Miss Linda Rayder, were out of the city. Mrs. Paul Mahon, chairman of the Auxiliary Girls' State committee, and Mrs. Glisson, co. chairman, were in charge of the tea. Each girl is sponsored by a civic, cultural or educational group in the city and £ig»g*J is limited to girls in the third year of senior high school. ShowerGivenforDonnaDedman Miss Donna Dedman, whose en- gagment to the Rev. Jim Lee Stevens of Osceola recently was announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Dedman, was guest of honor Thursday night when Miss LaNeal Sudbury and Miss Linda Rayder entertained. The Harold Sudbury home was the setting for the affair, a miscellaneous shower, attended by approximately 30 guests The refreshment table was covered with a Madeira cut work cloth arranged over blue, and was centered with a striking arrangement of white stock flanked by slender blue tapers held in crystal candle holders The individual cakes served Promotional Picnic Planned For 6th-Graders Miss Winnier Virgil Turnner. city supervisor of elementary schools, met yesterday morning with sixth grade mothers to plan the annual sixth grade promotional picnic. Two hundred and .forty children from Central, Lange, Sudbury, Clear Lake, Lone Oak and Number Nine will participate in- the affair, to be held Tuesday, May 25, at Walker Park between the hours of 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Games will be played under supervision of J. P. Garrott, "Y" director, and Marvin Hart of the Number Nine School. Mothers participating from the three local schools include Mrs. Curtis Anderson, Mrs. E. J. Cure, Mrs. Billy McNeese annd Mrs. Clyde Gaines from Central; Mrs. J. L. Huddleston, Mrs. John McDowell, Mrs. J. F. McCalla and Mrs. F- E. Utley from Lange; Mrs. /Vance Henderson, Mrs. Jimmy Sannders, Mrs. Alvis Harris, Mrs. V. E. Gregory and Mrs. Miltoa Snow from Sudbury. and Dr. Fred R. Child of Blytheville will make the examinations. with fruit punch, were iced in white with touches of blue and topped with miniature silver wedding bells complete with tiny clappers to ring out good wishes for the bride-elect. After Miss Dedman had opened her gifts, games were played. The honoree, who wore a sheath frock of embossed white cotton with a stole, wss presented with a shoulder corsage of blue gardenias. The hostesses also presented Mrs. Dedman with a corsage of pink carnations, and the honoree's grandmother, Mrs. I. O. Westbrook, with a red carnation corsage. Assisting throughout the evening were mothers of the hostesses, Mrs. Sudbury and Mrs. J. W. Rayder, and Miss Lydia Sudbury. Luxora Senior Wins DAR Award Nora Ann Jackson of Luxora will be presented the Good Citizen Award as Luxora High School's Good Citizen, at commencement exercises to be held Thursday night. Presentation of the award will be made by Miss Ruth S. Massey of Osceola on behalf of the William Strong Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, who have given 10 Good Citizen awards for the year 1953-54. At the Hospitals Blytheville Hospital Dismissed: Ronald Lee Austin, city Mrs. Roy Eggensperger and baby, Armorel 0. H. Hundhausen, Tyler, Mo. Gene Barber, Doniphan, Mo. Mrs. Douglas Stallings and "baby, city , Chickasawba Hospital Dismissed: Stephen Wayne Roark, city Steve Taj-ey, city Mrs. J. H. 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