The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 24, 1953 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 24, 1953
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PAGE FOUK BUTHEVIl.LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY. DFCCTRgE ,83 - Society News Dot Mulling Snpietv Editor * V Pat Mullins, Society Editor hone '1461 MARRIED — Mr. and Mrs. Carlton D. lluilt, who exchanged marriage vows Sunday at the Methodist Church in Manila, are speeding a wedding trip in Oklahoma before making their home in Faycttcville, whore I he groom attends University of Arkansas. Mrs. Huilt is he former Miss Jetty j\lillig;in. HELP! — This sales clerk (with back to camera) in a department store yesterday looked as though she might scream for help as she tried to wait on three customers and answer questions for two other customers. (Courier News Photo) Pet Peeves Told by Clerks Here Huitt-Milligan Wedding Rites Conducted in Manila Church Just skip the whole thing." In questioning other clerks, I discovered that one of their pet peeves is the customer who rushes In two minutes before closing time and takes 15 minutes to make n purchase, nnd who sometimes decides to wait until tomorrow to buy. One clerk said she thought lust- minute shoppers were inconsiderate. Some sold thai when a Insl- minute shopper works nnd doesn't; hnve sufficient time to shop, they '. don't mind serving them, but they! could cheerfully choke those who' hnve nothing else to do, nnd wait ( until the lost minute. j Last minute shoppers, I was told, , arc usually the ones who don't t color, whnt " , , , , A certain department store clerk Talking to a high school girl who j who hfld Vcry rionnitc iclcns ftbout is working through the Christmas, t , ' d (| ( ..j ]|k holidays J " '- ! By PAT MULLINS (Courier News Society Editor) While doing my last minute Christmas shopping and pondering at great length over a particular gift, I looked up from the merchandise to the face of the clerk, who •was staring—or should I say glaring —me right in the eyes. The question I was about to ask, for some reason or another, seemed to leave me and there I stood with my mouth open. The only thing I could think of was the possibility that she could cheerfully choke me. After hurriedly buying the gift without another question and leaving as pronto as possible I began | ^ ™™^ ^ ^ to wonder what other clerks pel; klndg or anythins .» ' sors, and when I gave them to him, he cut the toes out of the socks nnd bought them, happy with his purchase of the loudest colored things you ever saw." Finally I asked (mother clerk if i he was having any pot peeves. He j looked at me with n tunny glenm) in his eye find handed me his sales pad. "Here take this," he said. "Just get behind this counter and sell {or nbovit 30 minutes—you can write your own story." Talk Make For Strong Silent-Type Hubby j "To encourage a man to talk to a Miss Betty Millisan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Mliligan of Manila, became the bride of Cnrlton D. Huitt of Payettevillc in a ceremony porformed Sunday afternoon at the Methodist Church in Manila. Mr, Huitt is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C, D. Huitt of Fayetteville. The Rev. N. Lee Gate officiated before a gathering of friends and relatives of the cou- plo. The sanctuary was decorated with white stock and white glatli- nla for the wedding. Centering the altar was a large arrangement of white flowers and green- cry forming a background for the wedding party. Mrs. Kenneth Gammlll, organist, and Mrs. Bill La whom, vo- ctiltst, provided the nuptlnl music. Mrs. La whom snug the "Lord's Prayer" at the close of the ceremony. Mrs. Gammill, who played the traditional wedding ivuirches nnci other selections, was dressed in a blue velvet afternoon dress, and was given white carnations. Mrs. Lawhorn wore a black faille nf- trrnoon dros" and was presented white carnations also. Mrs. Robert Ware of Manila sewed n.s matron of honor. She was ittlirccl in a street lentuh dress of frosted pink taffeta trimmed with white sntin braid. She wore a small white hnt sprinkled with rhinestnnrs ..tnuJ matching shoes. Mrs. Wore wore white (ilovcs and carried *i bou- quet of varigaterl pink carnations wit' a removable-corsage. Miss Milllgan wore an afternoon suit of bcitre faille, the bodice of which was fitted and enhanced by small rhfnestone . clip pins. The sleeves were three-quarter length and the skirt was full with impressed pleats. She wore a custom made hat of peacock blue with matching gloves. She carried a colonial bouquet of camellias dyed peacock blue with a cascade of French mallne and satin ribbon. Merrill Osbornc, of Payette- villc, served as best man. For her daughter's wedding, Mrs. Milligan chose a light brown wool suit accented with brown furs. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Alston, aunt find uncle of the bride, were hosts at their home following the ceremony for n reception. Their home wns riecorntocf with white flowers in baskets leading to the (lining room. The dining table was rente-red by a tiered white wedding cake, topped by a miniature bride and groom. AssiMin.Er at the .reception wore Mrs. Georgia Davis .Mrs. Jack Waegoncr. Mrs. Milton Towlcs, Mrs. Monty Mill.gim. Mrs Vaughn Shownes, and Mrs. Arnold Hutton. Following a short wcddinc: trip to Oklahoma, the couple will lie at home in Fayctteville, where trm groom Is a senior nnvmed student at the University of Ar- kansns. you can put ANYTHING off man. Thinking about my negligence in shopping, I asked her what she thought of. lost-minute shoppers- She replied, "Even though they know perfectly well that many people have already picked over the merchandise, they expect to find things just as they had imagined n iactly what they want, j "I like to wail on the men because they will let you help them. And I Kay about the last minute ( shoppers, they'd get much bettor service if they were n little- em-lid She told about, one of her (in barrnssinr* moments In the 1 store. "There I stood in the aisle blowing them, to be, and positively hit the ceiling when we've sold out of a particular garment, or size or color." I asked her next what her ideal customer might be. Without hesitation, she said, "Someone who up balloons with n pumping machine — the store tvus practically empty—when this man walks by. When I tui'p.rd around to help him. the almost filled balloon slipped all the pump, nnd 'chased' him down the aisle. I wished right then and comes in the store knowing exactly j there that the floor would swallow ;' ^ '. what he wants, but who can be per- [ me up." | nn j nl In the last part of my afternoon Some u-om™ can do i'i:il i mornln B wns a mstnc. with any subject I Five. The hnbit of reminding a i man bi'iniip up. man of his limitations. Honest, Jim Smith says 10 ' now. Haven't you, yourself. Heard nls wife: "Bob ' women say, when their husband's B' k( made an ' expressed an opinion: "Whnt in the hittrcsliiiK talk to! world do you know about that, our luncheon rlub, Jim?" todnv " nnd Mrs • Such convcvsution-KillerR ns those Smith s-iys: "I have turned more Han one bus- . MlES Ros5 - Bnvc the pro-ram. Society of Christian Service of Yarbro Methodist Church this work with their nnnual Christmas party, wVirn Miss Alice Marie Ross, Mrs Johnny Johnson and Mrs, Nita Bunc hwere co-hostesses. Mrs. Carl Burl on, assisted by Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Dave Abbott, and Miss don't know how, band into the strong, silent type. anyone us intcVi- gcnt as he could hnvc mar- bri'ln." And from I Ross told the story, "Let's Keep . on lt q Mls - Smith's discus- BUaded to buy something else in the event that we have .sold, out." She told me of a Negro girl who came in the store and asked if she might be shown a "bray." After with the clerks. I stop,,,, ,„ n men, i ™* "J^n wholeT,o" ,^ shop and one of tlic j , he |. lst word , s t o end the men proceeded 10 loll me nil about t ii sn ,s s !on in short order, his pet peeves. showing her practically everything in the store, the clerk finally discovered It was a bra she wanted. Out of. a group of clerks asked the same series of questions, only, one preferred to serve women cus- j ^ lc pins tomers—and you might have known it was a young man. His reason was that a man already has his mind made up when he comes in and a woman cnn usually be thing in a diffe: During the afternoon, I happ to run into Santa Glaus and he told me about a conversation with a four-year-old boy he'd had. He said the boy had answered. when asked "Whnt do you want old, j,. Santa Claus to bring you." that I he'd like a space cadet outfit, some skates, a football, a train nnd a list of numerous toys. Later in the afternoon, he and his mother returned to the store and the boy was asked again by Santn. who didn't recognize him as the boy he's talked to earlier, said. "What do you want old Santa Glaus to bring you." Three. The habit of finding an "You know, these women are n implied criticism in harmless re- pain in the neck," he said. "The marks. The man who looks up from thing that gets me is that the size ; his newspaper to remark on the is plainly marked on shirts, and | high cost of food clams up in a everytlme they have to hnve all j hurry if his wife answers his inno- aken out and hnve the i cent comment with: "I've been shirt unfolded to look at it—as ifjtelliue you how high food i.s Htn they could tell by looking at the you always seem to think our food i shirt what size it is, more than by hills are high just because I'm not going by the size marked on it. If they only knew how much trouble u-suaded to buy some- j >'' ls '" 1"" , those I™ 5 " nck in when fferent color or style. ""? ?°" ' buy ,, tl f shlrt afternoon, I happened' 7 f" , ymi ' hc m>m ""• '' s ' just pitiful when a brings his wife in to help him choose a suit. Now you know you have to please the wife, if he respects her judgment enough to bring her in. He will see a suit—and you ,can tell that his mouth is just watering— like it. "But it's really awful when a man brings his wife and a sister or daughter In—(he women never agree. Me? I just siand back and let the women flEhl It out." He told me about a man who came in his store the other day to buy some socks. "Oh, he was n In disgust and with animated expression, the boy turned and said. "Now listen, Santa, if you can't Cut Hearing Aid Battery Costs! Save! There afe no "B" balteries to buy or replace In the new ALL-TRANSISTOR ALL-MAGNETIC RADIOEAR Call us lot a demonstration of the time- tested hearing aid the! everyone wants. • HEARING SERVICE • giant of a man, and the nearest thing we had to fit him were 13s— and they were too small. Fin- remember any better than that, J ally, he asked me foi -a pair of sets- 1327 Stcrick Bids. Memphis J. C. Cowen, Msr. Represented by MRS. H. L. HARP fill) Walnul Blythcville CHRISTMAS Miss Stewart Complimented At Party Here Continuing the pre-nuptial events honoring Miss Polly Ann Stewart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bryant Pry Siewai't. ami the bride-elect of Jim Ray of Haytl, a dessert bridge and canasta party was Riven last, night ai the home of Mrs. Whitney Morgan, Jr. Miss Stewart and Mr. Ray will exchange marriage vow.s Sunday at the First Methodist Church here. Mrs. Morgan used a silver and white color scheme carrying out the bridal motII. An arrangement of silver and white bells and baubles with white leaves composed a large central design. Each card table held a smaller replica of the centerpiece. Gift packages and tallies furthered the white and silver scheme. Miss Stewart and her mother re- , ceived corsages of white carnations; tied with silver bells and silver rib- j bons. Miss Stewart, who was given ! a gift of silver, was attired for the! evening's activities in a bronze satin | dress. , ; Out-of-town guests were. Mrs. ! Grady Magee of San Diego. Calif., arid Miss Virginia Swcarengen of I Memphis. j In (he card games played after dessert was served. Miss Swearen- ; ;sn won high score In bridge, and '. Mrs. Ed Townsend. high in canasta. !,. Eubanks, Si'., and his sister ind [iiniily Mr. and Mri. J. B. and son, J. B., Jr. World's busiest waterway is the Detroit river, which carries more raffle in a 10-month season than he Suez and Panama canals com- • incd carry In a full year. i Christmas." Following scripture rending, pray- r and singing by the group, they were' served refreshments and secret sisters exchanged gifts. Joyce Hodge of Little Rock arrived here last night to spend the Christmas holidays with Roberta ' Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. : E. H. Brown. i Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Henson of ! Flint arrived yesterday to visit their parents, Mr. nnd Mrs. T. H. Henson j and Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Parrish. • Mr. and Mrs. John W, Meyer j have as their guests during the j Christmas holidays. Mrs. A. A. Long of Dallas, who arrived a week ago to visit her sister, Mrs. Meyer, and her mother, Mrs. William D. Hill. j Mr. Long arrived later to join her here. i Arriving today are Miss Freda •Smith of Milwaukee, Wis., and Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Cobble ami son, Clark 1 of Roberville, Tenn,.' who will be the ; holiday guests of their mother Mrs. 1 G. W. Smith and family. I Eddie Hughes, son of Mr. and Mrs. j Lynn Hughes,, was admitted to a : Memphis hospital today He was j bitten by a dog last night. ! Miss Alice, Saliba of Streeter, 111., i arrived this morning to be the guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Saliba. for t. u ,c- holiday week end. I Airman 2 ; c Howard R. Bailey, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Baliey arrived last night from Stewart Air Force Base, Newburgh, N. Y. A veteran of three years of service, with t\vo overseas. Airman Bailey has received his discharge. He plans to enter Hcnririx college next month. Arriving tomorrow to spend the week end with Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Bailey and family will be his mother Mrs. Thomas J. Bailey of St. Louis and Puxico, Mo., and his sister Mrs. L. B. Lacock and Mr. Lacock of Puxico. Mo. Chief Warrant Officer and Mrs. Bernie L. Eubanks. Jr.. arrived here from Fort Hood, Tex.. U> be the guests his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. CHRISTMAS SPECIAL PUPPIES Fox Terrl»n, Cocker Spaniels and English Shepherds. Give a Parakeet for Christmas. Voung birds all colors. Beautiful chrome cafes. Mexican Red Head Parrot. The PET SHOP 133 S. Division Ph. 8075 Box Office Opens 6:45 Show Starts 7:00 p.m. Admission 14c & 39c At A!! Times LAST TIMES TONMGHT Double Feature MAN NA ON OUR G5ANT CURVED SCREEN Listen lo KLCN al 10:10 a.m. ant] I p.m. for Ititz & Roxj Program Announcements SATURDAY ONLY Double Feature Program George Montgomery In AND DISNEY CARTOON FESTIVAL SUNDAY, MONDAY & TUESDAY HU! THE MUSIC IK IKM-G-M <£[0!»S ALBUMI greater than ever! Now you'll see her in color by TECHNICOLOR In the intimate flaming IOVA itory behind the sultry noles of a torrid torch linger! Co-Starring MICHAEL WILDING .«. Gis YOUNG • MMJOBIE AN M.G-M PICTUflE S.r«m H» by JOHN MICHAEL HAYES ind JAN LUSTIG . Bisri On I story by I.A.R.WVUE DUKIK b> CHARLES WALTERS. p,«i w m by HENRY BERMAN ana SIDNEY FRANKLIN, JR PARAMOUNT NEWS & CARTOON The Ideal Christmas Gift! Theatre Ticket Books $ Available at RITZ THEATRE 2 50 eo. —AND— Call Of The Jungle With Ann Corio & James Bush Cartoon "Tweety SOS" CHRISTMAS DAY And Saturday Matinee Christmas Day Double Feature REPUBLIC PICTURE —AND— Serial "Capt Kirld" No. 2 & Carfoon SUN., & MON. Double Feature ...EVERY MOMENT ATHHlLt! f— CHARUON HEST6N- ARROWHEAD Jack Palinct • Kdty Jutido B'ian Keiih • M.ty Sinclair Kith MARI BUNCHARO A UNIVERSAL-IIITEMATUUl PICIUBE METRO NEWS O'STEEN'S 1953- Christmas - O'STEEN'S OUR MOST PROSPEROUS YEAR 1935

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