The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 14, 1954 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 14, 1954
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PAGE TWO BI.YTHEVIU,*: (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, JAKUARY 14, W4 - Society News - D.* Miiiiinc Sm-iptv Editor * Phone 4461 Pet Mullins, Society Editor City's 'Petticoat Potentates" Hold Political, Professional Positions; Own and Operate Shops By PAT MULLINS (Courier News Society Editorl It has been said "this is a woman's world," and I'm more and more inclined to believe it. As is true of the past, women are gradually coming Into their own. Just, as the suffragette waged a battle for the right to vote in he day, modern-day women are waging their own battles. There are 16 women in BIythe- ville who hold political or professional positions or own and operate their own businesses in capacities where men are usually found. This doesn't Include the many women executives, women who own their own beauty shops, and many others. Of the 16 aforementioned "petticoat potentates," seven are elected or appointed by the state, county or a board, seven own and operate their own businesses, one i5 a doctor and one : lawyer. Half of these have been interviewed for today, and half will be Interviewed lor next Thursday's article. This week's women Include Mrs. Ernest (Elizabeth Blytho) Parker, Miss Eunice Brogdon, Mrs. Annabelle Pill, Mrs. Floyd (Julia) Haralson, Mrs. Prances Oammill, Mrs. Sol (Lina Hess) Kohn, Mrs. James Roy and Miss Jessie Srite. MRS. PARKER, who is county clerk, is serving her third two- year term. She handles county, probate and juvenile court records, and issues marriage 11- c^nses. County bills are paid through her office, and she keeps books for the collector and assessor. She is a life-long resident of BIytheville, and was graduated from BIytheville High School. Later, she attended Draughon's Buriness College in Memphis. Before being elected to her present office, she served ns deputy circuit clerk for several .ars. She Is a member of the First Methodist Church. Mrs. Parker and her husband make their home at 621 West Walnut. nt 51G North Pif"l. • • * MRS. FILL is well-known ns the county health nurse. She find her son, Johnny, live at 1001 Moultrie Drive. A .nember of the J- .st Methodist Church, she was Missirjip- pl County's first Justice of Pence. Mrs. Fill was graduated from the Arkansas Baptist School of Nursing In August, 1929, and received her dispensary nursing certificate from the University of Arkansas School of Medicine. She clL. private duty nursing until March of 1931, when she entered Public Health Service of Arkansas, and was assigned to Van Burcn County. After her two months of orientation, the Public llcnUh Services were discontinued in Arkansas In June, with the exception of 10 counties. She was transferred to Mississippi County in 1933 with Dr. ; A. M. Wnshburn as medical director of Misri si; _:i County, and worked all of the county, until 1938, when a nurse wns assigned to South Mlssi.s.sippl County. In the summer of ~ l , n survey was made of Ihr people receiving blind n.ssisti'.ncc in Ar- k:ilisas, and it \.' s fot t/inl more th; i 70 per cent of those receiving aid War, clue lo Irn- "oma. A prog mm was set up through the Welt- re DcjMirl- mcnt, when Mrs. Fill was "borrowed 1 by rtenarMne: in order that she might set up these district clinics in the state. Returning in 19^0 to Mississippi County, she hns server! under seven mc'Ucml directors and seven county judges. MRS. HAKALSON, wno is executive secretary of the Chickn- snwbn Chapter of American Red Cross, is employed by the Red Cross boavd. She has served in her present capacity 'nee October, 1942. Prior to her employment as executive secretary,, she \vns supervisor of women find professional projects in East Arkansas for the WPA. Mrs. Hnrnlson directs nil ac- ANOTHER life-long resident of BIytheville and n graduate of BIytheville High School is Miss Eunice Brogdon, who was appointed county auditor in March, 1951. Miss Brogdon pre-audits all claims and expenditures of the county and keeps records oi county affairs. A veteran of 20 years as a Court House employe, Miss Brogdon began working there in the old Agricultural Adjustment Administration office in 1934. In 1937, she joined the sheriff and collector's office staff and v/o d there until her appointment as county auditor in 1951 A member of the First Methodist Church, Miss Brogdon lives DO CRAMPS give you that ___ monthly look? Why lit t JJw eli-lili misery, "nerves" jhow In your « dnys?" Why let men sec (lint you lire snireriiiR from mnnitily crumps? Try n little Cnnlut each <lny ns thousands of women do. I,a it help bniM strciiKtli find resistance flti Some KO through periods without fcoHntf any discomforts at nil. Also helps relax jittery nerves— sleep bvttor. J,ook, f*cl, net yoiintffr, more nnnnnl nil immih. Ask for Ctinliil. (Sny: 'Vfinf.yrtti.f tfP ") . MONTHLY CRAMPS CHANGE OF LIFE HOW LONG *t M COSt M oWijotiwi nil ivp«t y«ir mtth. If repairs on nttded n (ivi Irn tslinwtts. Prompt »r«ki. No tittd to fan yew mtth H npoin on not FITZPATRICK JEWELERS ••••••••••••**••*••••••*•*••••*• tivities of the chapter, such as the swimming I e s s on s during summers, and has full responsibility for home service work, particularly in cases of veterans' families. She completed the Red Cross Training School in St. Louis, after attending Arkansas Tech at Russellville, and State Teachers College nt Con way. Previous to her WPA work, she taught school ,and specialized in Red Cross cnse work. She find her husband make their home at 700 Pecan, she is a member of the, BIytheville Woman's Club, and of the First Prcsbyteri:i n Church here. MRS. GAMM1LL has been executive secretary of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association for the past two years, having worked with the Association one and one half yenrs prior to accepting her present position. Mrs. Gtirmnlll came here from Ormiville, Miss. While in Mis- shssippi, .she attended Delta State College nt Cleveland, and later nllnmled Memphis State, and Pcabody Collo[;e. She attended the National Tuberculosis Train- ins School in East Aurora, N. V. Mrs. Gnmrnill s nuijor Job is health education. She also directs the fund, raising campaign . through sale of Christmas seals, and worta with Indigent patients. She has twin children, Thomas Lester and Frances Foster, who live with her mother, Mrs. P. D. Foster, 8r. A member of the Alpha Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority, she has served a*.president of her chapter.. She Is ^ member of the Daughters of the American Hevoiution and belongs to the First Methodist Church. torney Is Mrs. James Roy, who with her attorney husband and their son, Jimmy. 7, makes her home at 1531 Holly. Mrs. Roy was graduated from University of Arkansas Law School tit Fayelteville where she became a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. Upon her graduation, she was engaged In private practice at Lonoke and Little Rock. She later was attorney for Ar- Jcansat State Revenue Department, was head of the income tax division for two years and was Btate price attorney. During the time she was head of the income tax division, she was the only woman in the 48 states serving in that capacity and received a special honor for her outstanding work. She was one of the three organizers and first, vice president of the Blytheville Junior Auxiliary. She also was Its first legislative chairman, and still holds that position. She serves as vice president of Chapter "D" of the PEO Sisterhood, and vice president of the Homemakers Class of the First Baptist Church. Now a P. associate attorney with Reid and Roy, she served four years as vice-chairman of the Arkansas Democra tic Committee. OWNER AND MANAGER of her own business, Hess Store, since 1939, Mrs. Kohn came here from Dardanelle, Ark. Mrs. Kohn is a member of Temple Israel, where she holds memberships in its B'nai B'rith Lodge and the Temple Sisterhood, in both organizations, she is chairman of the committee to visit and care for ttie slc;t. Mrs. Kohn has a daughter. Mrs. Basil Locke of Bakcrsfield. Calif., who is the telegraph and teletype operator at the American-Anglo First National Bank of Bakersfield. * * * MISS SRITE is co-owner and operator of the Accessory Shop here In partnership with Miss Mabel Hogan, who is not active in the business. Miss Srite and Miss Hogan went Into business in 1947. Coming to BIytheville to be associated with the Bertig Store, Miss Srite had made her'home in Puragould. She was later associated with the New York Store and with Joe Isaacs Store before opening her shop. She is a member of the First Christian Church. A member of the Chamber of Commerce, she WHS a charter member of the Business and Professional Women's Club of BlytheviUe, which Is now inactive. Since 1920. Miss Srite has made her home nt. 127 West Davis. (Continued next Thursday PEG Luncheon Given in Gee Home Nineteen members of Chapter "D" of PEO were present at the home of Mrs. E. B. Gee yesterday nfternc:n for a luncheon followed by n business and program meet- Yellow and w ,te chrysanthemums adornr the dining room table, at which the members were seated for a two-or. Tse lun:heon. Mrs, n. A, Porter conducted a business session during the afternoon, after which Mrs. C. S. Lemons gave the PEO Record report. Mrs. James Roy was program director for the afternoon, using as her subject ' rransiorma;:on of American Capital) i." Luncheon Given For Bridge lub in Home A three-course luncheon was .served yesterday upon arrival of members of the Wednesday Club at the home of Mrs. R. C. Rose, who was hostess lo the club at her home in Roseland. Mrs. W. B. Tanner and Mrs. Marvin Robinson were guests of the. club, A spring centerpiece of green magnolia leaves, with daintily tinted butterflies was used at the dining room table. Winners of the bridge games were Mrs. Tanner and Mrs. R. H. Kirby. Mrs. Hall Is Hostess to Bridge Club Mrs. A. G. Hall was hostess at icr home to members of the Town and Country club yesterday afternoon. Three guests attending with the members xvere Mrs. Loy Ich. Mrs. Paul Pryor and Mrs. John C. McHaney. Fruits ana roses with other ipring flowers provided the setting for the evening. Mrs. J. C. Ellis won high score with second going to Mrs. Pryor Light refreshments were serve during the rfternoon. BSP Chapter Has Meeting Members of the Alpha Delt Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met the home of Mrs. Dick Watson o Parkway, Tuesday evening, whe a business session was conducle by Mrs. Harold Wood, vice pres dent, in the absence of Mrs. Orli Parker. The 10 attending voted to assis with the door-to-door polio driv this mpnth. The program was given by Mrs D. B. Mcllhvain, guest speakei whose subject was "Beauty," deal Ing with hair styling and make-up Party food was served following the program. Club Eight Entertained Mrs. 0. o. Poelz entertained the members of Club Eight yes terday afternoon at her home a their weekly session of bridge. Mrs. Graham Sudbury won firsi ON OUR METALLIC CURVED SCREEN Listen to KLCN at 10:10 a.m. anil 4 p.m. lor RIU & Roxj Program Announcements THURSDAY & FRIDAY No gal was ever sweeter-- and the Fle2t was never fleeter!!/'] NELSON SAM IMNE. :. HA. f. HOUI1CI KIMI I MVfUT I KUUX . Xuml 0,. *« * I* H.iWirt • 0-lctlc. n lot Ml 1UW: Paramount Ntw» & StUctid Shorts Box Office Opens 6:45 Show Starts 7:00 p.m. Admission He & 39c At All Times LAST TIMES TONIGHT Double Feature •ilk PH1UP REED —AND— "HOLLYWOOD THRILL MAKERS' 7 PLUS CARTOON FRI., & SAT. Double Feature [LLISON • HAYDIN ^' -•In •».*•« —AND— Serial "Captain Kidd" No. 5 Cartoon "Off To The Opera" Larry B. Phillips, Jr., returned this morning to his home in Shreveport, La., after having been called here by the death Monday of his grandmother, Mrs. W. E. Mason. Other out-of-town relatives who attended services held yesterday for Mrs. Mason were her sister, Mrs. Sara James and Mrs. James 1 son and daughter, Lee and Mrs. Frank Bm'gen, all of Dallas, Tex. Rudy Vrska will return Saturday from New York where he has been visiting relatives for the past two weeks. Mrs. J. T. Weslbrook and Mr. and Mrs. Willie Dobson have returend from Port Hood, Tex., where they were guests of Pvt. and. Mrs. James B. Westbrook and daughter, Patricia They were accompanied home by Mrs. Jerry Hearn and son, Lynn, who have been there for the past vet weeks. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Baesharse, Jr., and their son, Mike, have moved nto their new home at 101 West Davis. They formerly lived on North Highway Gl. Mrs. W. J. Pollard underwent major surgery at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis Tuesday. Her condition is now reported satisfactory. Mrs. Russell Phillips is spending several days visiting in Memphis. Mrs. Baker Wilson is In Fayetteville with her daughter Jane Wil- '. son, who is a student at the University of Arkansas. Mrs. Samuel.F. Norris is visiting h?r daughter, Miss 'Been Norris at Chapel Hill. N. C., where Miss Nor- . ris is a student at the University of . North Carolina. j Mrs. Nor;; Yanccy will Memphis by •Mane Saturday for Miami, Fla., for m extended visit with I. W. Durham. Mrs. G. T. Florida is reported To Be Right Is Small Victory If You Lose Friend Proving It Her Is a letter from a young wife who writes: "I lose every friend I have. It seems they just try to start arguments with me, knowing I will stand up for anything I can, prove right. "One got angry because I asked 'Have you ever been there?' when she kept running down a place I and her Kulh Millett had visited was telling about. "The other asked my opinion a- bbut furniture, and when 1 told her exactly what I thought, she she said: We can't afford the kind of you have, so why rub it In?" There's much more to the Letter, but that is enough to show what the trouble is. You can't make friends or hold the ones you have if you are more concerned with proving yourself right or superior than you are in considering the feelings of others. To the second, you could have dis- down the place you visited, you could have said, "Well, I can see how it might not appeal to everyone, but it did to me." To the scond, you could have discussed the merits of several types of furniture, instead of trying to prove to her that there was only one kind worth considering. The point In such a manner that you seem to be a know-it -all. And don't always have to be right It's a small victory to prove you are j right, if you lose a friend in doing Ogdon Nash put It this wty: Women would rather be right thsn b« reasonable." Don't go on trying to prove that you and Ogden Nash art right. If you have s group of unrelated small pictures, Join them together with a flourish by attaching them to two-toned cotton decorator braid tacked back of each frame. to Make normal a "too-high" room look by tinting the celling a deeper tone than the walls. Paint a deep border around the whole room just under the moulding. ... Rubber tile floors will last a long time if properly cared for. A quick wipe with a damp mop is all that is required for good, everyday care. Steel wool 1 s helpful in removing any disfiguring marks. LITTLE LIZ— to b? critically ill at her home in Osceola. Ir's easy to resist temptation if j you don't have the money to pay ; for it. eNtAS place and bridg prizes In the games. Refreshmcr 1 were served during the afternoon. "PAINT'em RED Farmall Tractor r Special Delta Implements, inc. BIytheville "Service Holds Our Trade" Phone 6863 r COTTONS-PLAID OR STRIPE Just Look What This Low Price Buys '4 , Junior's 9-15 Gay—crisp—washable and both at this «asy-to-manage Ward price. Bright plaid with blue or pink predominating features button-loop faileners—liepScktts.Candy ' 14-20 itripe and solid combination styled to do prstty things—with two target pocktti and striped skirt insert. In spring-minded coloru naff, 9'°f, bittersw«et or oquo. L J

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