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;i PAOEFOUB BLVTHBVILl.K (ARK.) COURIER NEW* WURSDAY, DECEMBER 81. 1H| — Society News — n.t Uuilin* fi/v>ia»v Eriitnr ' Phone 44fi Pat Mullina, Society Editor Phone 4461 Various Gifts Await First ( 54 Baby Here By 'PAT MULLINS (Courier Mewl Society Editor) Who will be the first 1954 baby i to Blythevllle? i Tonight 15 the occasion for ; watching the old year out and the n«w year In, but some anxiously expectant father may spend the : midnight hours pacing the hall of : * maternity ward while nervously i smoking several packs of ciga: rettei. : Whoever this new baby Is, he will 'be showered with a variety . of gifts from the merchants of this city,;According to doctors In Blytbe-. vllle, there are about 20 expectant mothers here whose babies could arrive in time to win. ' Many gifts are to be presented to this first baby, and the parents, through the first baby of the year contest. • This year will mark the sixth time that such a contest has been conducted In Blythevllle. . The flrst'contest was 1947, when Donna Frances Adams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David K. Adams, was born at 9:10 a.m. Jan. 1, In a hospital here. Rules of the contest state that the baby must be the first born after Dec. 31 either in Walls or Blythevllle Hospitals. Twelve Blytheville merchants will present gifts to the new arrival. Included ,ln the gifts for the baby and his parents will be a pair of baby shoes from Westbrook's Family Shoe Store, one case of -baby food from Richardson's Grocery, five dollars worth of dry cleaning from Bestway Cleaners, five dollars in a savings account from Farmers Bank. An 8x10 portrait from b'Steen's Studio, a ride home from the hospital in a Cobb Funeral Home ambulance, a baby gift set from Woods Drug Store, five dollars worth of diaper service from Blytheville Steam Laundry. A bottle warmer from Hughes- Brogdon Drug Store, an Innerspring baby bed mattress and cover from Smart Furniture Company; a Cuddle Nest from the Tot Shop; and two pairs of hose for the mother from Heuer's Shoe Store. And last but not least among the gifts, for the happy father, Is a $600 tax exemption—courtesy of the Bureau of Internal Revenue. In 1946 on Jan. 1 at 1:15 p.m., Mr. and Mrs. Boy J. Morris became parents of the first baby of the year. In 1950, a daughter, Linda Melton, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Melton of Roseland. The baby was born on Jan. 2 and weighed eight pounds and 10 ounces. The 1951 prizes were awarded to Mr. and Mrs. Jess King of Steele, Mo., whose baby was born Jan. 1 at 3:10 p.m. weighing eight pounds and six ounces. A daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Whltt of Steele won first prize in '52. She was born at 12:10 a.m. on Jan. 1. Celebrating his first birthday this year will be John Paul Beard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Beard, 2213 Birch, who was born Jan. 1 at 2:27 a.m., winning the first baby contest. But what we're wondering is— out of at least 20 known possibilities, who will win this year's contest? \\Club, Guests Attend Party At Hotel Noble A spring motif, with violet color scheme, was used yesterday by Mrs, J. C. Ellis, when she entertained members of the Town and Country Club and guests, at three tables of bridge followed by a salad course. Included In the guest list were Miss Laura Hale of Orlando, Fla., Miss Virginia Nunn of Washington, D. C., Mrs. Frank Levy of Houston, Tex., Mrs. John Cocke of Birmingham, all holiday visitors, and Mrs. Randall Nichols, Mrs. John McHaney and Mrs. Loy We,lch. Violets were used to decorate packages, and placed about the room were lilac colored chrysanthemums, and picardi gladioli with greenery. Winning bridge prizes were Mrs. Cocke and Miss Nunn, first .and second places in the guests, Mrs. C. Modinger and Mrs. Ellis, first and second places in the club, and Mrs. Levy, consolation prize. Concluding the afternoon's ac- Bits of News I VU, Versatile Blouse Pair tivities, a salad plate furthering the spring motif, was used. Putt, How To Live Happily With a Wife Mr and Mrs. E. H. Crook and daughter. Mable, are visiting in Amarillo, Tex., where they are the guests of their sons and brothers, Lowery and Billy Crook and families. Mr. and Mrs. John Banks and son, Jerry, Have returned to their home In Chicago, after spending several days here with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Williams have returned from Trenton, Tenn., where ;hey were the guests of hl» brother. Jack Williams, Mrs. Williams and family and of other relatives. Mrs. Pearl Hill has returned to her home in Slkeston,, Mo., following several day's visit here with Mr. and Mrs. Hilton Stcphemon. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gibson returned from Trenton, Tenn., after visi- ing with her parents, Mr. and Mr Sam Williams and family for sevei al days. Mr. and Mrs. Sigman Hurt i Eldridge, Tenn., are the housegue here of Mr. and Mrs. Hilton Steph enson. Mr. and Mrs. Trumann Speck ha- returned to Fort Walton, La., afte spending the holidays with Mr. an Mrs. J. C. Speck and Norman Spec! Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Lloyd, Jr., an children of Shreveport, La., and M. Ruth Milled Forty Guests Attend Party Given in Dell Last night, a drop-In for about iO young people was given at the lonie of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Gill t Dell. Hosts and hostesses were Mr. and Mrs. Gill. Jimmy Gill, Mr, ind Mrs. Hugh Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Holllrrmn, Miss Jannette Hen- lerson and Bill Wunderllch. About 40 gueste called between the lours of 7;3Q and 10 p. m. Yuletide decorations were used hroughout the entertaining rooms. The refreshment table, overlaid in a red linen cloth, held a central design of candles and baubles in bright colors, in an arrangcnient of pine boughs. Pine cones, tiny baubles and pine boughs caught each corner of the table. Guests were from Elythevllle, Osceola and Dell. Former Resident Is Bethothed Announcement Is made today of the engagement of Miss Ann Marie Singleton of Chicago, formerly of Blythevllle, to Pfc. Bill Enyart of Lansing, Mich., now stationed in Chicago, by the bride-elect's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Morris Singleton of .dlytheville. The marriage will take place Jan. 10 in Chicago. Mrs. Joe Singleton of Chicago, sister-in-law of the bride, will serve as matron of honor and best man will ba Joe Singleton, also of Chicago, and the bride's brother. Miss Singleton Is a graduate of Burdette High School, where she Darticipated on the basketball team, the Choir, Future Homemak- j ers of America Club nnd other ex-1 tra currlcular activities. How to live happily with a -wife- Think of her always as a woman, not just os your wife. If you'll do hat you'll not only show her the imall courtesies women set such itore by, but you'll keep her feeling that she Is an attractive woman. That will certainly make her easier to live with than if she felt neglected and taken for granted. Talk to her. You would never have married her If you hadn't felt she understood ou and had your best Interests at eart. Why, Just because she is our wife, should you decide she sn't Interested or -wouldn't under,and? Take pride !n her accompllsh- nents and don't be ashamed to let he world know you think she Is rctty special. It doesn't make ense for a man to start low-rating woman when she becomes his ife. Try to help her get the things she •ants from life Just as you expect or to help you get ahead. Above 11. don't ridicule the things she links are important, simply be- ause they are things that are lore important to a woman than a man. Tell her now and then that she Is doing a good job. You'd do that for any. person capable enough to be Mrs. James Russell and family o St. Louis have returned to the homes after visiting their parent Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Lloyd, Sr., durin the holidays. Mr. and Mrs. Thad Nichols Little Rock will arrive tonight t be the week end guests of Mr. an Mrs. Baker Wilson. Miss Lela Beck of Blythevlll and Memphis left yesterday fo Miami, Fla., where she will atten the Orange Bowl game tomorro and remain In Miami until May 15 when she Will return to Memphis. Mrs. Mary Lyon returned yes terday from Bruce, Miss., wher ^he spent the Christmas holiday with relatives. Mrs. Murray Hudson has re turned from Trumann, Ark., when she visited her daughter, Mrs. Dor tha Smith, and family for severa days. Mrs. Harry A. Halnes and daugh ter, Elizabeth, left by plane yes terday afternoon for Hickory, N C., where they will be guests her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. H Shuford. Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Porter and children spent the week enc n Waterloo, Ala., as trie guests of Mr. Porter's parents, Mr. and Mrs, James P. Porter, and family. Ernest Roe is spending this week end in Griffin, Ga., with his daugh er, Mrs. John Ed Clouse, Dr. Clouse and children. James Cecil Lowe, n, returned yesterday to St. Louis where he Is a second year student in Washington University's School of Medicine, do It for your wife who works hard and often needs a boost. Don't get mad at the boss and come home and take It out on your wife. If you're upset about something, be frank about It. Then you'll both be on the same side. Trent her ideas with respect. An Intelligent woman gets awfully tired being treated like a nitwit, just because she! s a woman. Never He to her. Tne woman who trusts her husband never becomes kept on your office pay roll. Then a nagging, suspicious wife. 1409 10-20 Sue Burnett Two of the loveliest blouses you'll see—high and low-necked, and perfect to wear with suits or separate skirts. Pattern No. 1409 is in sizes 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20. siae 12, scoop necK, Hs yards of 39- or 45-lncn; high neck, short sleeve, l?i yards of 39- inch. For this" pattern, send 30c COINS, your name, address, size de sired, and the PATTERN NUMBE o Sue Burnett, Blytheville Courie News, 372 W. Quincy Street, Ch cago 6, 111. Winter, is a complete guide in plan ning a practical, sew-slmple wart robe. Gift pattern printed Insid he book. Send 25 cents today. WILSON NEWS By Mn. B. f. Boyles At the Hospitals Walls Hospital Dismissed: ; Miss Virginia Patterson, City Kiley Anderson, City Long Gap Three more times during thi •esent century there will be dates ith all odd, unduplicatd figures )57, 1973 and 1975. Then there wii: e a period of 1182 years before i gain occurs. Fossil oysters, 30 inches in di- neter, have been found along the wer Bio Orande Valley. ter spending the Christmas holi- lys with his parents, Mr. and rs. J. Cecil Lowe, and Jerry. Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Burns, who ent Christmas in Memphis with eir daughter, Mrs. Jack O'Keefe id daughter, Darian, were accom- mled home by Darian. The O'- eefe's will arrive this weekend to take Darian home. 1? SALE CONTINUES BUY ANY ITEM IN OUR STORE AT REGULAR PRICE AND GET •• I Another Article of Equal VALUE FOR ONLY ENTIRE STOCK INCLUDED! INCLUDING — PETER PAN, DELIGHT FORM, MAIDEN FORM AND DOLORES BRASSIERES! ALL FIXTURES FOR SALE CLARA'S SHOP 419 West Main in Blytheville Mr>. Cullom Hostess Mrs. Jerry Cullom was hostess last week for a Christmas party an<" dinner at her home cntertainlm members of the Tuesday Ni»h Bridge Club. The Christmas theme was used in decorations for the home with a Christmas tree centering the table that v,:as overlaid with a la« cloth. In bridge games that pre ceeded the dinner Miss Annie Rai Rowland won high score, Mrs. Joe Brown Gwyn, second, Mrs. Cullom bridgo. and Mrs. Wallace Thompson, low. Following dinner, guest: exchanged gifts. Has Birthday Party Sammye Sue Davis was honorec on her sixth birthday when her mother, Mrs. Oscar Davis, entertained six of her friends at her home Monday afternoon. Various games were played during the afternoon followed by refreshments of pink and white birthday cake and ice cream. Those present were Bobbie Lou McDaniel, Nancy Crenshaw, Peggy and Judy Hewlett, John Pierce and Pat Corkran. Masons Elect New officers of the Wilson Masonic Lodge for 1934 are Ed Will- aras, worshipful master; Gilbert Wiley, senior warden; Clyde Chism, unlor warden; Jack Henderson, reasurer: Maury Upton, secretary; H. G. Yates Sr., senior deacon; Stanley Pierce, junior deacon; Sam Watson, chaplain: Asa J. Porter, yler; Oscar Davis and Lamar McDaniel, master of ceremonies. Stotts Entertain Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Stots enter- ained with a drop-in at their home ast Wednesday evening for Mrs. Justus Edrington of Edinburg, Texas. Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. Warren Speck of Frenchman's Bayou, Lester Hale Jr., and Miss Marianne Grain, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. George Brewer and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Trammel. Personals A|1C Robert Yates from Lakeland Air Force Bas at Waco, Texas, is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.-G. Yates, and other relatives. Mr. and Mrs. John Miller and baby spent the holidays with her parents in Little Rock. Thomas Barnes and Mrs. Frances Craven attended the Joint installation of the new officers of the Osceola Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star and banquet. Monday night In CMceola.. Mr. and Mrs. James Reed and family spent the Christmas holi- ddays with relatives In Lexington, Miss. Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Gentry of Memphis announce the birth of twins, a son and a daughter, Dec. 28 at Baptist Hospital. Mr. Gentry is a former Wilson resident. Mrs. Gussle McDaniel, who.has been ill at the home of her brother, Alvin Fuller, for the past three months, was moved to the Baptist Hospital in Memphis Monday. Mrs. Ed Sullivan who has been here with her sister the past two weeks, returned to her home in Chicago, Tuesday. Mr. Sullivan arrived in Wilson Sunday morning to accompany his wife home. Mr. and Mrs. Glen Wheeler and daughter, Glenda, spent Christmas with his father Richard Wheeler and his brother Richard Wheeler, Jr., and his family in Marion, Ind. Mr. and Mrs. Russell N ash and son, James, spent the holidays with Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Nash in Dexter, Mo. sons, Hayden and Junior, horn* Sunday from Ow«o*boro\ni, Ky,, wh«r« they iprat tb* holiday* Mr. and Mrs. Bob Huber spent the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Davenport, and other relatives in Chaffee, Mo. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Andrews are spending a few days this week with her father, Emmit Snyder, In Carlisle, Ark. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Pace and children, who were moving from Ham- >urg, N. Y., to Baton Rouge, La., •isited from Sunday until Tuesday vith her brother, Glen Wheeler, ind his family. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Camper announce the birth of a son Dec. 24 at Osceola Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Elmer Ryals of Arkadelphia is visiting her husband's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Ryals, and family. Other guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ryals' during the holidays were their daughters, Mrs. John LaRue, and Mr. LaRue of Brinkley, and Mrs. Van Moncrief and Mr. Moncrief of Memphis. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Street and children of Ripley, Miss., were the holiday guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. C .Bussey and their family and Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Crenshaw and with her mother, Mn. er. Mr. and Mrs. Ruwl* Ptrry at. tended to business In Blythevlll* Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Grlgsby and children of Blytheville and Mr. and Mrs. James Matthews and children of Osceola visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Bourland, and their family, Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Perry and family and Mr. and Mrs. Ruccle Perry were th» dinner guests of the Bourlandi Christmas Day, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Wiley and children spent Christmas Day with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Craig, In Frazier, Tenn. Delford Edrington of Michigan City, Ind., Is the guest of Bill Thompson. Mr. and Mrs. William Cross havt returned to their home In Austin, Texas, after spending the Christmas holidays with her parent*. Mr. and Mrs. Alex Goble, and family. Cpl. Edward R. Goble of Rundolph Field, Ban Antonio, Texas, is visiting his parents. Other guests of Mr. and Mrs. Goble last week were Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Bussey and children of Marlon. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Ray of Ellc- abethtown, N. C., are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Shannon, and family and his brother, Donald Ray, and family. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Trammel and daughter, Jackie, spent the Christmas holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Trammel, In Slkes- ton. George Whitfield spent the holl- d-ys with his parents in Payette- vilie, N. C. Mr. and Mrs. Charley Corkran of Memphis were the week end guests of their sister, Mrs. Pauline Corkran, and her family. Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Stotts and son, David, spent the week end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs Roy Womack, In Greenville, Miss. En route home they stopped overnight Sunday in Clarksdale where they were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank McDonald and their family Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Craven and family. their family had as their holiday Mr - a " dJMrs - KGi . lbe F, t wiley an , a guests his mother, Mrs. Leafy ' Craven of Chaffee, Mo., and Mr. nnd Mrs. Lee Proffer of Sik^ston, Christmas Eve Mr. and Mrs. Alex Wiley and daughter, Carolyn, of ., _ . , .. j „ Osceola, Mr. and Mrs. William Car- Mo. Saturday, Mr. and Mrs. Craven ter and fami , y of Luxora] Mrs . c . and family and his mother visited L . wileyi who is vlsiting here from Mr. and Mrs. Albert Craven and Lu fkin, Texas, and Mr. and Mrs. their family in Caruthcrsville. Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Cash, Mrs. Russie Perry of Wilson. Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Shull and ON OUR GIANT CURVED SCREEN Listen to KLCN at 10:10 a.m. and 4 p.m. for KHz & Roxj Program Announcement* EXPERT WATER PUMP REPAIR Hubbard Hardware Phone 201! Box Office Opens 6:45 Show Starts 7:00 p.m. Admission 14c & 39e At All Times LAST TIMES TONIGHT Double Feature THURSDAY and FRIDAY THE MIKKAUOMEDY TOPPBI HEJIECQME Jwwil • tarf »«*( • Nw BrpM • UM BUT • a» K>Mr Jr.* T™ • fc,w«fUy b, itarr *•*» " KFK« w mi IUIUM • ratal * «•» A. PLUS CARTOON FRI, & SAT. Double Feature ,'SKf —AND- DAVID I. tOtf p'tuitl Paramount News & Selected Shorts Oiitrilutri trj RKO Mie ?iclum, IK, Serial "Capt. 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