The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 17, 1953 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 17, 1953
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FAffE FOUR BLYTHEVIM,E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TWRSDAT, DECEMBER 17, — Society News — H-i >f..ll,Vo Snniaftr RHifnf * PHoile 446 Pat Multins, Society Editor 4461 Annella Humphreys Is Honored At Three Parties Given Here Continuing; a whirl of pre-nuptial parties given to honor Miss Annella Humphreys, who will become the brirte of Jerry Van Zandt Dec. 27 at the First Methodist Church, three were given Tuesday and yesterday. Yesterday afternoon, Mrs. Edgar Borum, Mrs. Chester Caldwell, Mrs. M. O. Usrey and Mrs. Spencer Alexander entertained with a coffee at the Borum home. Miss Humphreys received her guests wearing an ice blue brocade tafcfta p.fternon gown, with complimenting accessories .Mrs. Henry Humphreys, her mother, wore a deeper shade of blue in her afternoon gown of taffeta. Among out-of-town guests were Mrs. James Tanner of Columbia, S. C.. and Mrs. E. M. Ayres and Mrs. H. C. Matlock of Osce- oln. Assisting the hostesses were Mrs. Hiram Wylie. Mrs. L. E. Old. Mrs. Max Usrey, Mrs. Cecil S'.)ane. Mrs. Murray Smart. Mrs. Joe Pr!f.e, Jr., and Mrs. Geral- dme Green. The table, which was overlaid by a cutwork and lace cloth, held a cut glass punch bowl at one end and the silver coffee service at the other. The centerpiece, a miniature Christmas tree made of silver balls and rib- bons, was flanked by stiver can- dlelabra holding red tapers, which were also used on the buffet. Miss Humphreys received a gift of china. Last night, Mrs. Margaret M. Bell and Mrs. Robert I. Thompson were hostesses for a dessert bridge party. Small voscs of white chrysanthemums centered each card table, and tallies and place cards were adorned with bride's pictures. White was used throughout in decorating. Miss Arden Ferguson won first place \VHli second going to Miss Barbara Smith. Miss Humphreys, who wore a gold jersey dress was given a a white corsage and a gift of china. Mrs. T. A. Caraway and Mrs. R. B. Purvis were hostesses Tuesday night at a dessert bridge and kitchen shower. Decorations for the event consisted of candles and Christmas greens. Novelty corsages were presented Miss Humphreys and the honoree, who wore a green and red pure silk dress. Winners in the bridge games were Miss Humphreys, Mrs. L. E. Old and Mrs. W. P. Pryor. Bits of News ll/loiu y l Class Dinner Party Is Given Members of the Gleaners Class of the First Baptist Church met Monday night at the home of Mrs. Jjynn Brown, when she entertained with a Christmas dinner party for the 14 attending, with Mrs. Lloyd Stlcfcmon as a guest. In the living room, the coffee table was adorned with a scene of Santa Claus in Ms sleigh with the reindeer, and the small tables held single candles with Christmas baubles. After dinner gifts were exchanged from a silvered lighted Christmas tree. Mrs. Walter Bishop gave the devotional from St. Luke, telling the Christmas story and Mrs. Stfckmon told the story of "The Other Wise Man," by Henry Van Dyke. Later the evening was spent in formally and the group sang Christ- jnas carols. At the Hospitals Blytheville Hospital Dismissed: Deborah Boss, city. Mrs. D. Rushing, Cooler. Mrs. John Hardin, city. Box Office Opens 6:45 Show Starts 7:00 p.m. Admission 14c & 39c At All Times LAST TIMES TONIGHT Double Feature , PTA Meeting Conducted Here Members of Junior High School Parent-Teachers Association met Tuesday with Mrs. Dn rrcll Lunsford. president, conducting the executive board meeting and general meeting-. Mrs. John Caudill presented the program, which consisted of Christmas music given by the Boys Glee Club, with Mrs. Wilson Henry directing. David Burnett and Boyce Moore, sopranos, and Carl Akers, John Taylor and Edward Moore; baritones, were soloists. The president's message was read by Mrs. Joe Beaslcy. and a letter from the national president was read by Mrs. Glenn Lruki. The room count went to Mrs. •lenn McCool, Michell Johns, Mrs Perry Darby and Miss Juliii Brooks. Christmas Party Given by WMU Gifts were exchanged Jn a social hour by members of the Women's Missionary Union of Gosncll Baptist Church, when they met at the church. Mrs. Ira Jones was In charge of the Royal service program, with Mrs. W. E. Lotb, Mrs. L. T. Carne.s, Mrs. Roy McKay and Mrs. Jack Moody participating, Mrs. Robert Williams gave the de- votionnls. and Mrs. F. K. Lucius and Mrs. Clarence Oenn Rave dovotionals Mrs. L. T, dunes dismissed group with prayer. E. B. Gee, Jr., is due to arrive home tomorrow from University of of Arkansas, Fayetleville, where he Is a senior. Naval Aviator Cadet, Russell Phillips will arrive here Saturday from Pensacola where he Is stationed, to spend the holidays with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Russell Phillips. Arriving today from Ole Miss was Miss Heard Wylie to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Wylie, during the holidays. Howell Boyd will arrive here tomorrow from Ole Miss to spend the Christmas holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Boyd. They all plan to spend Christmas day In Somervtlle, Term., with Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Boyd. Mrs. Bessie Justus left yesterday, accompanying her daughter. Mrs. James L. Flscr, and Mr. Flser to their home in Jacksonville, Fla. The Fishers had been here because of the death of her father, E. W. Justus. Another daughter here was Mrs. Mnyo Bell, who leaves for her home In St. Louis tonight. Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Ferguson plan to leave by plane Monday for Richmond, Va., where they will spend the holidays with their daughter, Mrs. Robert F. Smart, and family. They will be accompanied to Memphis by Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Morris, who will leave by plane for Long Beach, Can!:, to visit their son, Harvey Lynn Morris, and Mrs. Morris. Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Powell and son, of Memphis, arrived to be the guests of her parents, Mr. arid Mrs. C. S. Dowdy, for the holidays. Lt, and Mrs. A. D. Hardy and daughter will arrive today from Sallna, Kan.s., to visit their parents, Mr. and Mrs, Dowdy and Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Hardy. Airman 3/c Tommy Dowdy will arrive Saturday from Lowcry Air Force Base, Denver, to visit his parents and sisters. Mrs. G. W. DHlahunty had as her guests yesterday Mrs. R. C. Dent of. Cnruthcrsville and her daughter, Mrs. Pat Lobblin of Memphis. Mrs. J. C. Mavkus and daughter, Ciydclle, of Fayettcville, N. C., have arrived here to spend the holidays w) th her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Lloyd. Miss Doris Bean and Miss Jeanne Campbell are among Ole Miss students who will arrive home tonight for the holidays. Miss Beverly Jones has chosen maid to the football t Arkansas state College, she is a student. DECORATK SAFE TREE — Mrs. Worth D. Holder strings her Christmas tree lights as she supervises her son, David, and twin daughters, Martha and Margaret, as they decorate their tree. David is shown placing fireproof cotton around the base of the tree, which is mounted in a water-container stand. The Holders have used flame-proof icicles and other tinsel decorations. (Courier News Photo) Make Christmas Safe and Sane been queen where the hicken Supper Given for Nurses E. M. Holt was host Tuesday night at the Shrine Clubata chirkcn sup- >er for all nurses and technicians at Walls and Blythpville hospitals. Mrs. C. R. Johnsen presented nc- cordian and piano selection, and T. F. (Doc.) Dean spoke to (he group Jackie Holt' played "Silent Night" on he accorcltan. Ihdr annual Christmas party. Monday. Guests were Mrs. Fan Nichols, Mrs. W. D. Hays. Hostns.scs were Mrs. Rupert Crafton and Mrs. Albert Taylor. Green candles interspersed with gifts for" the Chatfield fund decorated the .tables. —AND— Cartoon "Father's Dav Off FRI., & SAT. Double Feature JOHNNY WEISSMOLLER V •< IUNGLE JIM . ~* Antds Stevens • Uitei Milftm • Nolwn Uiiti i« T#r. (T!i* TiltirtW ttmci - Sc-(«i T*i bj Ml S»C* • E«rt »K» I' Irrtui Juni'* Im Kin; ffium Sf>4<citi nw.fwti 'tit. FTotetd t? UN UI2KUI • CiTKIM bj VVl'M C. BUNH —AND— Count* 16 . TERESA WRIGHT- MACDONALDCAREV Serial: "Adv. and Capt. Kidd" No. 1 and Cartoon "Pilgrim Popeye" Coming Events Friday Mrs. J. C. Lowe presents her nn- nual Christinas musical parties, with Junior High school students from 7 a 9 p. m. Lake Street Methodist Church has an all-church politick supper ind Christmas party at 7 p.m. with each one attending bringing; a gift or a needy family. Chapter "N" of PEO lias 1 p.m. luncheon with Mrs. J. W. Adams, For CWF Here A luncheon was given for 17 members and four guests of the Christian Woman's Fellowship of the FirM, Christian Church, when they held NFMS Meeting- Held at Church Twenty one members of the Na- zarnne Foreign Missionary Society met Tuesday night with Mrs. Harold Thompson, Sr., presiding at the annual Christmas meeting. "We Must Work", sung by the Kroup wa.s followed by prayer by Mrs. Jim Quick, and a devotional by the Rev, Harold Thompson. A mission study chapter WHS reviewed by Mrs. Horace Hal ford. Mrs. Alva Jarrett dismissed the group with prayer. Cnke nntl ice cream were served in the social hour find Mrs. Thompson was given a George Washington bedspread. with Mrs. C. E. Crigger and Mrs. Alvin Huffman, Jr., as co-hostCS.SPS. Gifts of distinction from nationally known firms. Gifts for babies. Gifts for little girls and hig girls. Gifts for men from $1 to $20. Distinctive £ifi wrappings from lOc to $1. New Evans lighters, cigarette cases and compacts. White Shoulders Perfume. New artificial fruit and flowers. The useful! The beautiful! Come in and browse around. By I'AT MULLIN8 (Courier News Society Editor) Since Christmas Eve is just a week away, many families will be putting up their Christmas decorations and trees this week end. A number of Christmas trees nre nlrcady evident throughout the city. Yon cnn enjoy the holidays to the fullest if you insure a sale and sane Christinas through observing some rulus for fire pre vcntion and other safety measures. A fire,' even though it may be put out quickly before causing much chi mane, niiiy not only spoil your holiday but also that of others. Fire Chief Roy Head has suggested that Christmas trees be placed in n bucket of water, in which two pounds of calcium chloride has been dissolved, a few days before decorating, and even after they've been decorated if possible.' The chemical keeps the tree green and moist, so that in case of a spark, the tree will not ignite as rapidly as one whose branches have begun to dry. When decorating the tree, be sure the cotton used around the base is of a fireproof type. Mr. Head also*6Uggested that you examine Christmas lights carefully before using them. A short in a string of lights could cause a dangerous fire. "Your Christmas tv.ce. should be placed out from a window, so that the decorations will not be touching drapes or curtains. When placing 1 gifts beneath the tree, check carefully for packages too close to lights, as the paper wrappings or curtains "could ignite from the heat of a bulb," Mr. Head said. If you plan a home party or plan to have guests Christmas egg-nog, be sure to have plenty of ashtrays within easy reach of the guests. The tiniest spark could quickly ignite decorations. The National Safety Council also has offered some suggestions for a safe holiday and urges you not to use lighted candles with Christmas greens. The greens, which may become dry very quickly in a warm room could be ignited easily. A blown fuse, suggests the council, may be a signal that the tree is overloaded dangerously Sorority Chapter Parties Held Members of the Beta Bigma Phi held Christmas partiei Tuexlay ~ night when the Alpha Delta Chapter and Alpha Alpha Chapter! met In separate events. annual party. Miss Billie Sue Burks and Miss Florence Moore were hostesses to the Alpha Alpha. Chapter at the Rustic Inn, when their. guests were Mrs. James Elslander of Driver, Mrs. Hil- drcd Bunch of Yavbro and Miss Da- After the president, Mrs. Orlit Parker conducted a short buslnesi session, dessert and coffee were served, at the small tables, where con- dies, and greenery provided the decorations. In the bridge games, first place went to Mrs. Dick Watson, second to Mrs. Utho Barnes, and low to na Dlnkins. Decorations included the seasonal Christmas scenes. Dessert and coffee were served upon arrival of the members and Mrs. John Edwards. Mrs. Barney guests, who spent the evening play- Croo]< won high score In canasta, ing bridge and canasta. Winners *ere Mrs. Elslander, first in bridge, Miss Billie Jane Rodgers, first in canasta, Mrs. Ernest McKenz.Se, bridge, and Mrs. Eloise Nicholson, traveling prize. Mrs. Jess Homer and Mrs. J. A. Bryant-cosponsors of the Alpha Delia Chapter were co-hostesses at the Horner Home for their group's Christmas Party Given For Class Mrs. E. G. Lovell was hostess at her home Tuesday for a Christmas party for eight members of the Mary Martha Class of Trinity Baptist Church, when Mrs. S. Birmingham, Mrs. Georgia Hodge. Mrs. Clark Hcnton and Mrs. John Brown were guests. Mrs. C. S. Webb gave the. devotional and Mrs. B. T. Wilder gave the prayer. Mrs. C. E. Parks conducted the meeting, which was closed with prayer by Mrs. Max Koonce. and Mrs. John Oiesmann, the brid- go. They exchanged gifts in the den later, where a lighted Christmas tree enhanced the room. WSCS Conducts Christmas Party JOINER — Members of the Woman's Society of Christian Service of Joiner Methodist Church met Tuesday, for their annual Christmas party at the home of Mrs. O. L. Jenkins. Eighteen members attended the affair at which Mrs. Jenkins told the Christmas story. In the social hour, the hostess served refreshments, party games were conducted and gifts were exchanged. with lights. Be sure fuses are the right size, and don't use a penny in the fuse socket. When hanging tree ornaments, ; stand on a sturdy stool or ladder and wear low heel shoes, the Council recommends. Another Safety Council suggestion is "buy safe toys for your youngsters. Select washable playthings, colored with non-poisonous dye or paint. See that playthings are sturdy so they will not come apart, leaving jagged edges. Check eyes, buttons and beads on dolls to make sure they cannot come off and be swallowed by a curious youngster." Mr. Head has asked, for your safety while shopping, that all business Houses in Blytheville dispose of all their boxes, paper and other inflammable packing material as soon as possible. Cluttered paper in a store's backroom can be dangerous. Mr. Head said he hopes Blytheville can go through the holidays without a fire. And by observing the above directions, he said, he feels that we can. Give Him Golf Equipment For Christmas * I have a complete line of nationally advertised golf equipment by Wilson, Spaldinj, McGregor and others. This Christmas give him golf equipment. • Clubs • Balls • Bags • Carti • Shoes • Spirtswear Paul Farrington, Pro. Blytheville Country Club Phone 9126 IT'S HEUER'S for House Shoes! SHOP AT Feinberg's ON OUR GIANT CURVED SCREEN Listen to KLCN at 10:10 a.m. and 4 p.m. for Ritz & Boxy Program Announcements THURSDAY & FRIDAY RYAN -FLEMING WILLIAM .UNOIGAN Reg. Admission - lOc For Glasses PAR. NEWS & SELECTED SHORTS The Ideal Christmas Gift! Theatre Ticket Books $ 2 50 Available at RITZ THEATRE 1 ca. Make this a "White Christmas" for that certain lady with this white shorlie coat. It's 100 per cent woo! and beautifully lined, ideal for every holiday occassion. 17 95 to S 24 95 # eitt '4. "THE FASHION SHOP"

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