The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 26, 1953 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 26, 1953
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TWO BLYTHflVTLLE (ARK.V COUKTER WEDNESDAY, AUG. 28, 1981 OSCEOLA NEWS larr * Bill T/iomas Keeps Busy Bringing His Belief in Fellowship to Life Ever know a fellow who never met a person he didn't like, and •whom everyone liked? That's a broad statement to answer, but Osceola's got that very fellow — Bill Thomas. Bill is one of those rare creatures who hunt up jobs to do-for his fellow man. Fellowship is so per cent of his religion and what's wroni? with that kind of religion, .might I ask? There's no denying, when a person is kind to dumb animals and children, that's a pretty good .way to judge him. Every kid In town knows Bill Thomas. No other name his mother might have given him would'have suited him as well as Sill — just p-nn Bill. Big hearted, good-natured and accommodating are just a few of his attributes. He has to keep a file listing the many civic affairs he has his fingers in or is chairman of. Bill is as popular in Osceola as the corner where his drug store stands — Mitchell's Corner — one of the land marks In town. Back dn 1912. the drug store wa,s built for the late "Doc" J. B. Mitchell by Dr. C. M. Harwell. The younger generation then had never seen such a modem store, soda pop dispensed at the elaborate soda fountains, iron tables with matching curley-que chairs and best of all a player-piano, forerunner of the juke box. Every afternoon,, the minute the school bell rang, every kid made a bee-line for their only meeting place In town. I guess you might say It was Osceola's very first youth center. Doc Mitchell must have had the constitution of an iron man, because a bunch of teen tigers the.n were as full of energy and Initiative as the teen agers of today. . Bill Thomas always a helping' hand the jitter-buggers of 1B12, he kept morning train from Memphis and right on compounding medicine were taken directly to Mitchell's with an old mortar and pestle which is still kept in Bill's drug store for sentimental reasons. Those things are about as extinct now as the dodo bird and that's pretty extinct. Back in those days -*~ and this will bring back a lew memories to some — Osceola was noted for Its Drug Store where they parked their Instrument and all the ice cream tables and chairs were stacked on top of each other and the orchestra entertained nil who could crowd in the drug store during the afternoon. Business was completely forgotten about when bands like W. C. HE NEVER did seem to mind, ,,„,,. and with all the piano playing and! old Seminole Club, pushing of tables to make room for They came to Osceola dances. No orchestra was too ex-1 Handy, Bynum Band and Jordan pensive to be brought here by the and Young, all Negro orchestras, cnme to town. Those were the day: of dance programs and if your pro- PENNEY GOES ON SALE THURSDAY A. M. REDUC ENTIRE STOCK WOMEN'S SUMMER DRESSES i NYLONS RAYON BEMBERGS i COTTONS i ALL $2.66 CLEARANCE ALL MEN'S SUMMER SHIRTS REDUCED This includes all short sleeve sport shirts, Polo shirts, and long sleeve summer dress shirts! ! ! There are rayon & cotton plisse, nylons, rayon prints. Many others — all outstanding Penney Values! ! ! On tke Social Side.. Gives Blrthdny Party , with » birthday cake holding light- Mrs. Charles Kenemore enter-! ed. miniature pink candles. tallied with a picture show party Snturdny, honoring her son, Jim, Mr. Qulnn, who has been ill at his home tor the past 18 months his ninth birthday. The olill-1 was able to receive his friends who dren came to the Kenemore home ! dropped by throughout the day to nflpr the show where they were: wish him well. i The Qulnn home on West Hale I Avenue, was brightened with early served ice cream and cake. Supper Club Meeta Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Whistle were'(all flowers from Mrs. Quinn's hosts to their Saturday Night Sup- ; yard. per Club. Following supper the eight couples played cards. Vivid shades of zinnias were duo meet* Mrs. Guy Driver was hostess to the Town and Country Canasta placed around the living and dining | club al ner nome Tnul 4 day . Mrs . rooms where the couples played Drjver invlted Mr! . Bol) G11 , espie cards. Pitch C'lub Meets The Widow's Pitch Club met with } Hertert Hobbs to play Mrs. H, J. Levenstein Thursday I club, night. An left course preceded the' evening at playing cards. Mrs. Bob Cromer was a -guest. Cardinal red and white mammoth zinnias in chalk white containers were placed around the entertaining room. The dining table was centered with a in shade In the games of pitch, Mrs. J. W. Cartwright was high score winner and Mrs. Bettye Nelle. Starr won second high. Honored on Birthday Ed Quinn, who celebrated his Mrs. Roy Cox, Mrs. E. H. Riley, Mrs. O. E. Massengill and Mrs. with the A dessert course was served. Mrs, Bar ham Honored Mrs. A. F. Barham, Jr., was complimented Saturday morning when Mrs, W. V. Alexander entertained with an informal party. ow bowT of fantasy zinnias' Sharln e honoril wlth Mrs ' Barham L« nf ^nk y z was Miss Mary Shay of Nashville. CS OI IJ1I1K. rr- mrt « „,*,,, It. H rvnnc.t in tUa frt movie, pop corn and bottled drinU. Eddie Shlupcn of Lake Providence. La., celebrated his tilth birthday in Osceola by having his birthday party at his grandmother's home, Mrs. A. F. Willlami. Fifteen children were invited. Yard games were played and favors given to each child. .Later in the afternoon, ice cream and cake was served. Eddie with his parentt, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Shippen, and his sister, Oharme spent the week end with his grandmothers, Mrs. Wijliams and Mrs. Ed Shippen. Personals / Mrs. Darren Crane and children visited during the week in Eminence, Mo. Mrs. J. L. Ward, Miss Agnes other daughter, Mrs. 0. *. King, and family In Louisiana. MM, A. P. Barham, Sr., entertained for dinner Saturday honoring their son and wife,' Mr. and Mrs. Barham, Jr., Jerry Wiseman, who la home on leavt and Ml houseguest, Miu Mary Shaf at Nashville, Tenn., were alw fuwfc. Mrs. O. T. Richardson and b»b» of Tulsa, Okie., li visiting hn ]»*• enti, Mr. and Mr«. 0. B. Drivw, Tenn.. who is a guest in the Ed Friday, Ward and Miss Carolyn Cotner of Wilson left Friday for a week's visit with the Louie Gwaltneys in Los Cruses, N. M. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Lotfrance are home after a two-week visit in Texas. i Mrs. J. H. Hook and Mm. C. E.' Sullenger were Memphis visitors' Wiseman home. A profusion of late summer flowers decorated Mrs. Alexander's home for the occasion. The dining table, overlaid by a lace cloth, was centered with a sil- birthday Friday, was honored | vcr bowl filled with delicate shades with a family dinner, with his son. Wade Qulnn. Mrs. Qulnn and three grandchildren seated around the dining table, which was centered Kram wasn't filled that afternoon in Mitchell's you could as well count your self out as a blooming wall flower and stay home. The corner then, as now, is one of Osceola's favorite hang-out spots,, which is a pretty good sign of what the man Inside is like, Bill was born In Vernoa. Miss., and is one of eight boys and one sister. Vernoa Is such a small of mixed garden flowers. Silver trays of canapes and hors d'oeuvres, salted nuts, mints and Iced drinks filled the table. The two honorees were present- attended the morning party. Given Layette Shower Mrs. Louie ' Lapides complimented Mrs. Carl Rose with a layette shower Friday night. Centering the Oiinp table, where gifts were displayed, was a small cradle entwined with delicate pink flowers and tied with blue satin ribbons. Ice cream and cake was served place nobody in this part of the and ™''sery games and contests country has ever heard of it, soi were play . ed Bill always says he was born In the suburbs of Tupelo which Is as well known here as Washington, D. C.. or maybe more so. ..,, „ . _ „,",** ""'* The Women s Auxiliary of Cal- arv Episcopal Church met .with 1 " 8 ' J ' H ' "vewell Monday foran . .. . Vernoa atone time boasted of an , ""ernoon of sewing In preparation ild boarding school, but being cutl° f ' he il " nual buaIMr whi , ch wl " be iff by the railroad, the town went I ncl( ? in November. Iced drinks and lackward Instead of forward. Buf cool!lea were P assed dunn B tne af " b: the woods Thomases. around were full of lerno[)n - H1S GRANDPARENTS were neers there, coming there long fore the Civil War, and built a house set back in a grove of trees. The old boarding school ' (Sec BILL THOMAS Dn Celebrates Birthday Joe Tal Schreick celebrated his seventh birthday Wednesday night by inviting 24 guests to his home for ice cream and a three-tiered white cake decorated In blue. Later, the children were Joe Tal's uest.s at the Dixie Drive In for a Mrs. Jesse Cramer was a visitor in Memphis Friday. Mrs. Billy Little took her children, Carolyn, Cynthia and Prank, to Memphis on a pre-school holiday | this week. They spent three da>s : attending the zoo, swimming pools, I picture shows and shopping. They were guests of Mr. Little's Bister while in Memphis. Mrs. Roy Cox and children, Qene and Afton, left Saturday morning I for Oklahoma City where the two I children underwent a check up at Balyeat Hospital for Asthma. They will return home today. I Mrs. Inez Bragg and Mrs. Faye Henderson of Little Rock were visitors over the week end centering their stay with Mrs. Henderson'." davirhter, Mrs. Wilbur Wildy at Etowah, Mr. and Mrs. Tal Tongate, Mr. and Mrs. WUlie Dunlap of Ridgley, Tenn.. are in St. Louis this week attending ball games. I Mrs. Walter Manchester and Mrs. • Herman Bagby are visiting in New Orleans und points in Mississippi. ! Miss Mary Lyford of Memphis spent the day Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Rogers. She was accom- : panied back by her sister. Mrs. Al Anderson and daughter who have been visiting in the Rogers home. Mr .and Mrs. J. C. Skurlock are home after visiting their daughter, Mrs. S. O. Lockhart and Mr. Lockhart In Jackson. Miss. While away.; Mr. and Mrs Skurlock visited their, School Starts In Two More Weeks! Do Your Sewing Now With a SINGER RENTAL MACHINE $coo Only *J Per Month 24 HOUR SERVICES Belts, Buckles, Buttons & Button Holes MADE TO ORDER! 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