The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 21, 1954 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 21, 1954
Page 2
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PAGE TWO BLYTHKVn-LF! (ARK.) COUKIER NEWS THURSDAY, JANUARY M, 1«M 1 - Society News — P.». Mulling. Society Editor • Phona 4461 Pat Mullins, Society Editor Businesses, Offices and Professional Positions Are Conducted by Weaker' Sex In Many Cases By PAT MULUNS Courier News Society Editor As was stated last week, Blythcvllle women arc helplnR to mnke the statement true that "It's a woman's world. 1 ' ^ In last week's columns, a woman attorney, two shop owners, and several women In politics were Interviewed. This week's group Includes four shop owners, two florists, three in public oflice and one doctor. They are Miss Oernldlne Llston, Circuit Court clerk; Mrs. Orover (Harriet) Canada, director of Mississippi County Department of Public Welfare; Mrs. Earl Koontz. owner and operator of The Gift Simp; Mrs. C. A. Hovey, owner of Mrs. Hovey's Gift Shop; Mrs. Mary Hopkins, owner and operator of Thrifty 5 and 10; Dr. Edna Nles; Mrs. P. O. Reichel. Owner and operator of The Tot Shop; Mrs. Elmer (Clara) Ambrose, county health nurse; Mrs. R. C. Allen, owner nnd operator oC Allen's Flower Shop; and Mrs. Baker Wilson, owner and operator of The Floyer Shop In the Glencoe Hotel. These "petticoat potentates." who tre in business capacities where men are usually found, conclude a series of interviews. * • * MISS USTON, who has been an employe of Mississippi County lor the past 25 years, was elected to serve following extended service as chief deputy in the circuit clerk's "office in Osceola. She has charge of Chancery, Circuit and Common Plras Court rec- i ords, does recording, filing: and hnn- dies mortgages and deeds. j She is a member of the First • Methodist Church here and of the Wesleyan Service Guild. Miss Liston was graduated from Osceola High School. j • • • , MRS. CANADA has been in her present office for the past eight years, serving as director for the past six. She attended . Arkansas State College, Tennessee Polytechnic Institute at Cookesville and complet- ; ed correspondence courses through j University of Arkansas nnd State j Teachers College at Conway. j She is in charge of overall management of the Blytheville and Osceola offices and has under her supervision eight visitors, one case work supervisor, and four stenographers. Mrs. Canada Is a member of the [ Lake Street Methodist Church. She ; and her husband make their home j at 510 Clear Lake Avenue. Her daughters, Mrs. J. A. Lloyd, Jr., of Shreveport, La., and Mrs. Jimmy Williams of Blytheville, have two children each. * • • IN BUSINESS longer than any other florist In Blytheville, Mrs. Allen opened her shop here shortly before Christmas In 1945. Bh« attended the Grimm and Oorley School in St. Louis before opening her shop. She has one son, R. C. Allen, Jr., who Is » lieutenant in the Marine Corpt In Quantleo. He and his wile, the former Miss Mary Lawrence Feagin of St. Louis, live in Fred- rlcksburg, Va, I Mrs. Allen is treasurer of the j atate Florist Telegraph Delivery As- ' •relation, and 1« a member of Ar- kanui Florist Association. In Blytheville, she holds mem- tanhlpf In the Clumber of Commerce, the Explorers Club, the Woman's Club, Country Club and BlvthevIHe Duplicate Bridge League, She It * member of the First Presbyterian Church, where she Is inry nnd the Blytheville Country a former choir member. Mrs. Allen Is a past sponsor of Alpha Delta Chapter of Beta Sigma phi Sorority, has served a.s treasurer of the Senior High School P'I'A and as a don mother of the Cub Scouts. * • • I)H. NIKS has been practicing here since 1022 with her husband. Dr. Carl Nies. She attended State Teachers College at Cookcsvtlle, Mn., and later attended the Osteopathic College at Cookesvltte. She has completed post graduate courses in Boston, New York nnd Philadelphia. Before entering the Osleopnthlc College, she tnught school in Shelbyville. Mo. Dr. Nles, a member of the First Club. • • • MRS. RKICIIIU,, who started the Tot Shop In 1049, says she had a Kood motive for doing so. Her granddaughter, Jenn Terry, gave her the inspiration. Mr. and Mrsl Reichel, who moved here from Shamino. Wise., in 1929, make their home at 1201 West Henrn. They have one daughter, Mrs. E. M. Terry, Jr. Their son. Cap!,. Maurice F. Eoichel, was killed while serving with the Marine Corps, Non. 20, 1943, In the Gilbert Islands. Mr. Reichel Is associated with Blytheville Canning Company. She Is a member of the First Lutheran Church and is active In the Lutheran Guild. She also holds a membership in the Woman's Baptist Church, Is active In choir j club. work. I ... She Is a member of the Woman's j BORN IN UGHTFOOT, Tern., Club, the American Legion Auxll- i nnd moving to Blytheville with her OUT THEY GO! ONE GROUP OF DRESSES Values to $24.95 nurenti «s a child, Mrs. Hovey's early activities here Included her teachers at Conway., She taught In the Luxora, Burdette and Blytheville systems. % She lived here until 1947, when she moved to SI. Petersburg, Fla., and Memphis, returning to Ely- thevllle In 1049 when she opened her Rift shop. She deals In gifts, linen and antiques. Mrs. Hovey is a member of the First Methodist Church here. * • . MRS. AMBROSE has been a .•esident of Blytheville for H years. She and her husband, Elmer Ambrose were one of the first Army couples to arrive when Blytheville Army Air Field was opened during World War II. Twelve hours after arriving, she was on duty at the Walls Hospital because of the need for nurses during the wartime shortage. Mrs. Ambrose Is a graduate of Sixty Attend Ladies' Day Event About 60 members of the Country Club were present yesterday for the Ladies' Day event, which is a monthly affair. Luncheon was served from small tables upon arrival of the group and bridge and canasta provided the afternoon's entertainment. Mrs. Wade Jeffries who was chairman of the hostess committee, was assisted by Mrs. Charles Langston, Mrs. Chester Caldwell, Mrs. John Caudlll, Dr. Edna Nles, Mrs. E. J. Cure, Mrs. O. W. Mc- Cutchen, Mrs. Edgar Borum, and Mrs. W. D. Chamblln. A profusion of pastel «h»ded flowers was seen throughout the club. The small tables wer« centered by miniature snowmen. In the bridge games, first place went to Mrs. Hugh Whltsltt, second to Mrs. Gean Atkinson and third to Mrs. Langston. Mr». George Lee won first in the canasta with second going to Mn. Russell Hays. Birthday Party Given for Six Mr. and Mrs. W.'c. Goodman en- n t H nttil School of Nurslne tertained at their home here this to B°yTe b vlil'e"i^ ofr , thei , r tami1 /. Inc ' uderd of nurses at Doster Hospital. l* c ™ Mrs ' Goodman. Mrs. E D. Since May of 1945. she has been j Goodman, James Bingham, Gloria on the staff of Mississippi County Mne Ll1 le ' Mary Evelyn Cullum, Health Unit, first as a clinic nursei imd Beck y Milton, then last year, following two! °" csts attending were Mr. and months of special training, she became a county health nurse. At present, she and three other Mrs. E. D. Goodman and son, Trafton Raleigh, and granddaughter, Gloria Mae Lillie; Mrs. J. I. Cullum; Mr. jmd Mrs. James Bingham and County, which according to the children, Virginia Anne and Jimmle size and population should have Dayton; Mr. and Mrs. James Cullum 40 nurses. i and children, Mary Evelyn and Mrs. Ambrose has one daughter, I Danny; and Mrs. Glennie chilton Florence. The family makes their home at 401 East Missouri. rynn.' daughter of Dr. and j t_| r) +-p I . M. Bryan of Fulton, Mo., j' 'UICI Scene of Party A NEWCOMER to Blytheville is Mrs. Koontz, formerly Miss Elizabeth B Mrs. E who formerly made their home j here. Mrs,. Koontz says she is from Callaway County, which is famous being the only county in Missouri which seceded with the South, and which also is famous for its country ham. She Is a graduate of Fulton High School and Williom Woods College in Fulton. She was twice president of the. National Alumnae Association and ', "ames, and son, Tommy, all of Caruthersville; and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Milton and children, Ricky and Becky, of this city. served as county chairman of the; Newton Whitis Reel Cross. first and second. Celebrating her 39th anniversary, Hotel Noble was the scene Tuesday afternoon of a bridge party, when Mrs. Garrard Caudill was hostess to the members of Tri-Town Bridge Club with three guests. They were Mrs. Melvin Halsell, Mrs. B. E. Green and Mrs. Walter Day. Dessert was served preceding the which were won by Mrs Mrs. Halsell Jan. 14, she and her husband who were married in 1915, made their home in Moberly, where he is area manager for the Sinclair Rcfin- ng Company. She is a member of the First Christuln Church of Fulton and has joined the Love Group of the First Christian Church here. Mrs. Koontz experiences, she ys, came from helping her brother, the late Moss Bryan, open the first gift shop in Blytheville. Mr. nnd Mrs. Koontz belong; to .he Fulton and Moberly Country Clubs, nnd she is n member of the Jeorge Edward Pickett Chapter of located at Broadway and Main. She is a member of the First Assembly of God Church and belongs to several book clubs. She lias one son, Eugene Jackson, of Blytheville nnd a grandson. MRS. WILSON' has operated the Flower Shop for four years. After graduating from Little Rock. High School, she attended school at Brenau College at Gainesville, Ga., and the University of Arkansa. She attend Bright School of Design in Chicago before going inlo business.* .She is a member of the Florist Telegraph Delivery Association of United Dnuphfcrs of Confederacy (America and the Arkansas Florist n Kansas City, and the Fulton | Arsociatlon •tudy Club, of Club, of which she charter member. Mrs. Koontz has ierved as a delegate to Democratic conventions. According to Mrs. Koontz. her hobbles are her home, playing bridge, jrnrdcnlng — and she lote£. to fly. She has two brothers, Dr. W. J. Bryan of Rockford, III., and Dr. E. M. Bryan of Seattle, Wash. MRS. HOPKINS is owner of the Thrifty 5 and 10 now located nt Main and 21st Streets, For 20 years she managed the store for kirby Brothers Company, when it was She and Mr. Wilson make their home at 1509 Walnut. They have a daughter Jane Wilson, a University of Arkansas Student, and a son, W. A. Eldredge, who is an attorney in Little Rock. ,She is a robber of thg First Presbyterian Church rind has memberships in the Civic Music Association, the B'ytheville Country Club and the Wednesday Bridge Club. Yes, this may well be n woman's world — but from what I have been told, "It's 50 nice to have a man around the house." ON OUR METALLIC CURVED SCREEN Listen to K1.CN at 10:10 a.m. untl 4 p.m. for KHz & Roxj Program Announcements THURSDAY & FRIDAY * UNIVERSAL INieimtflONAl PICTURE PARAMOUNT NEWS & SELECTED SHORTS COMING TO mi THEATRE February 2-3-4-5 'Miss Sadie Thompson" in technicolor 3-DIMENSION Starring: RITA HAYWORTH & ALDO RAY Mr. and Mrs. Loyde Shelton have returned from Miami. Fla., where they attended a convention. While on the trip, they visited In Havana, Cuba. Mr. and Mrs. Shelton live in Lepanto. Murray Smart, Jr., was to leave today to return to Tulane University In New Orleans after spending this week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Murray Smart. .f-. rn:l Mrs. William Prcsnell of Blytheville were recent visitors to the Little White House at Warm Springs, Ga. Mr. and Mrs. Kendall Berry returned yesterday afternoon from Prentiss, Miss., where they were called Sunday by the illness of his mother, Mrs. P. W. Berry. Mrs. Berry's condition is now improved. Mrs. W. J. Pollard was brought home yesterday from the Baptist Hospital in Memphis where she has been a patient for several days. Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Cook announce the birth of a son, Saturday at the Walls Hospital. The baby, who has been named Randy Stevens has a brother, Sterling Price U. Dr. and Mrs. J. F. Brqwnson left today for a two week's business trip to Los Angeles, Calif. Bob Lee Smith is spending several days In Memphis, attending a convention. Mr. and Mrs. Elza Wheeler left Tuesday to spend several days on business in Racine, Wise. Mrs. James B. Westbrook and her Infant daughter, Patricia Lynne, arrived by plane Wednesday morning in Memphis from Fort Hood, Tex. They were met by their parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Hearn. While here, they will also visit the baby's great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hearn. Mrs. Newell Brigham, Sr., has returned home after spending two months in Columbus, Miss., with her children, Mrs. Nelson Myers, Audley Brigham and Newell Brigham, Jr., and families. Among those attending funeral Box Office Opens 6:45 Show Starts 7:00 p.m. Admission Me & 39c At All Times LAST TIMES TONIGHT Double Feature """jiAN SIMMONS VICTOR MATURE /o"J|i« p<«juct;.» - * iipf«,i rural PLUS CARTOON FRI. & SAT. Double Feature Serial "Capt. Kidd" No. 7 Cartoon "To Boo or Not to Boo" Mrs. Sims Is Hostess to Club Pour gu«st« met with members of the Wednesday Club ye»t*rday when they were entertained at the home of Mrs, H. C. Sims. The guests were Mrs. W. D. Denning ol Helen*, Mrs. W. B. Tanner, Mrs. C. W. AfTlick »nd Mrs. E. B. Woodson. A two-course luncheon was served from the dining room table, which held * crescent of gladioli. winners In the bridge were Mrs. AfTlick, high score, and Mrs. Woodson, second. At the Hospitals Blytheville Hospital Dismissed: Jack Robertson, city. Mrs. Robert Thompson and baby, city. Mrs. Ernest Rast, Caruthersvllle, Missouri. Walls Hospital Dismissed: Mrs. Ezell Wilson and baby. Blytheville, Route 1. services for Mrs. Maude Temple Billings in Co'vington, Tenn., Tuesday were Mr. and Mrs. Walter Maxwell, Mrs. J. A. Lloyd, Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Temple, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Temple, all of Hornersville, Mo., and Mrs. Charlotte Curry of Holland, Mo. Mrs. Billings was the sister of Mr. Lloyd, Mrs. R. L. Maxwell and Mr;. R. F. Temple. Town, Country Club Convenes Mrs. Cornelius Modlnger was hostess at her home yesterday to members of the Town and Country Club. Red roses were used in the entertaining rooms in which th« guesU played bridge and were served refreshments during the afternoon. Mrs. Marvin Nunn won first priz« with second going to Mrs. A. O. Hall. Band Mothers Meeting Held A meeting of the Band Mothers Club was conducted by Mrs. Joe Ferguson, president, at the high school auditorium Monday, when the Swing Band presented the program. Robert Lipscomb, band director, spoke to the mothers, and reported festival dates. They include a district festival at Newport, Feb. 13 and 14; a district festival at Eearcy, Apr. 2' state festival at Hot Springs on Apr- 20; the Cotton Carnival »nd band concerts. In the business session, reports were given and Mrs. lone Gore was elected to serve as vice president in the absence of Mrs. S. C. Owens, who resigned. A committee to plan a permanent concession stand at the school was appointed. Comprising it are Mrs. Jim Gill, chairman, Mrs. S. H, Caldwell, Mrs. Charles Hester and Harry Weedman. GOING OUT OF BUSINESS FINAL CLEARANCE Dresses '2 and Shortie Coats and SUITS Values to $30 Sizes 9-16' 2 $5 2 for $9 COATS Long and 3-Quarter $6 BLOUSES Values to $5.00 SKIRTS Sizes 22-36 Costume Jewelry Values to $5 House Coats Values to $29.98 25 - 59: $3 SLIPS Values to $4.98 PURSES Values to $4.86 BRASSIERES Peter Pan, Maiden Form, Delight Form 3.50 Values 1 PETER PAN Strapless $5 Value $ 2 Leather GLOVES Values to $5.95 Nylon UNIFORMS Values to $9.98 All Merchants Welcome! Plastic COVERS For Suits, Coats 100 All BELTS Values to 2.98 500 2 Velveteen Skirts & Weskits Size 16 $15 Vaiu* *,/|00 Clara's Shop Main Street — Across from (he Goff Hot*) •

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