The Paris News from Paris, Texas on September 9, 1979 · Page 38
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The Paris News from Paris, Texas · Page 38

Paris, Texas
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Sunday, September 9, 1979
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IOC The Part* N*«w. Sun.. S«pt. 9.1979 Shanghai is changed but romance goes on Mackey family reunion held . ByROYESSOYAN SHANGHAI, China (AP) — The bright lights of Avenue Joffre have long been dimmed and there isn't a single beautiful White Russian bar-girl left in town, but sex appears to be alive and well in Communist China. There never was any doubt about that, of course, otherwise they couldn't have doubled the population in 30 years, to the present. 800 million. But this is a sober and moral society that frowns on sexual display, in posters or parks or anywhere public. All the -night clubs, bars and cabarets of colonial Shanghai are gone. And gone with them is the promiscuity that made Shanghai the sin city of the Orient. But these days the flowers are in full bloom in the public parks of Shanghai and Peking, and love is not far behind. While the public address system delivers a lengthy rep'ort oh' the weather and the tides, couples stroll hand- in-hand and here and there, on a park bench, you see them locked in romantic embrace. Under the rule of Chairman Mao Tse-tung's autocratic widow and the so- called "Gang of Four," such scandalous behavior was not permitted. Guards patrolled the leafy paths and, after sunset, turned their flashlights on any couple that dared to sit too close to each other. Avenue Joffre, one of the gay white ways of pre- Communist Shanghai which has been rechristened Huai Hai Road, looks like the main street of a Chinese country town today. Sycamores in full leaf line the sidewalks crowded with shoppers in the daytime. But at night, when Avenue Joffre used to , burst into bright neon-lit life, the whole boulevard is dark, deserted and slighly eerie, and you have to practically grope your way along. The flashing signs of night spots with names such as "Casanova," "DD's," "Cafe Renaissance" and "Constantinople" went out 30 years ago. Their premises now are occupied by a proletarian clothing store, a Chinese restaurant, a barbershop and a store that sells Chinese sausages. Downtown, the area around the waterfront bund was the financial heart of Shanghai in its prerevolutionary heyday. All the great solid stone and brick buildings where colonial Shanghai's financial and political potentates ruled are still there. But they are relics of a bygone civilization. The buildings facing the bund show 30 years of wear and tear, though they are still in fair shape. But a few steps in from the bund these once-proud edifices of colonial rule are coated with grime, their stonework blotched and chipped, their hallways dark and dank even at high noon. Many of the windows are caked with dust. Some are broken or boarded up. You can tell people live there or work there by the washing hanging out. Shops have sprung up and street stalls peddle bowls of noodles, Chinese bread and cookies and cakes. And the streets are alive with pedestrians and bicycles jostling each other in the daytime. By night, downtown Shanghai is a ghost town peopled only by a few passersby. The dark, deserted length of Nanking Road, the once- glittering main artery leading up from the bund, is broken by one lighted store front, a proletarian-looking parlor 'dispensing warm, chicory-tasting coffee and Chinese cakes. Couples sit at plain weathered tables, passing the early evening hours. At 10 p.m., when the parlor closes, some of them strolling out into the night, hand : in-hand, heading for the public gardens along the bund. BLOSSOM —"The Blossom Garden Club will have its first meeting of the current club year at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Blossom Community Center. Yearbooks will be distributed. Martha Williamson of Paris will present a program showing how to use silk flowers in arrangements and corsages. All women in the area are invited to attend. Forty-seven descendants of the Mackey family met last Saturday at Texas Power and Light conference room for a reunion. The early Mackey families moved from Ireland to the U.S. in the 1780's. Two families, the Alexander Mackeys and the John Mackeys, settled in Rockbridge County, Virginia. James, a son of Alexander, and Mary, a daughter of John Mackey, were married in 1801 and moved to Kentucky. They had eight children, the eldest of which was Alexander. Alexander Mackey married Dorcas Smith in 1830. Four of their children left Kentucky and settled in Texas and Missouri. Those attending the reunion were descendants of Alexander Mackey. These family members came from Oklahoma and Kentucky, Texas. Local family members hosting the reunion were.Dr. and Mrs. Don Smith-and family, Mr. and Mrsi James P. Miears and Mr. and Mrs. Dprcy Mackey. The highest point on Antarctica is the Vinson Massif, 16,860 feet. The lowest point has not yet been determined. SearsJ Budget Shop 93rd anniversary Sale Most items at reduced prices All first quality fashions for Misses, Juniors and Women Rustic looks for the casual scene SAVE ' S 2 on flannel shirts It's been a while since a shirt felt so good, with baby soft cotton flannel brushed inside and out. Warm, machine washable in long- sleeved plaids. Sizes S,M,L. Sale ends September 12 Flower show judges -SAVE^LSO meet Friday in Tyler The Flower Show Judges Council of District III, Texas Garden Clubs, Inc., will have a program on miniature flower arrangements at the Friday meeting in the home of Mrs. Joe E. Burks, Farm Road 2016, Tyler, beginning at 10 a.m. The Tyler flower show judges with Mrs. L. E. Bryant, chairman, will host the coffee. Mrs. Walter Franklin, Paris, president of the organization comprising 86 flower show judges in the 43 county area, says yearbooks with programs for 1979 to 1981 have been mailed each preparation for the first meeting of her two- year regime. Her theme is "Neglect Not the Gift That Is Within Thee," from I Timothy 4:14. Programs for each of the six meetings will include floral design, horticulture, and judging helps Since the purpose of the organization is to assist judges with advanced study of their responsibilities. The Nov. 9 meeting at 10 a.m. at the home of Mrs. Robert Gildersleave, Highway 42, Overton, will feature the hostess in Japanese flower arranging. The March 14, 1980 program at the Guaranty Bond State Bank in Mount Pleasant will feature daffodils with a tour of Kridler's Gardens. The September 12 program will feature a guest speaker on containers with the November 14 program by Mrs.' John L. Mclnnis, Minden, La., on "Madonnas in designs." The April 10, 1981 meeting will feature Iris by Mrs. A. M. Aikin, Paris. Other officers include Mrs. James Lefebyre, Tyler, first vice president and program chairman; Mrs. Dean Maxton, Mount Vernon, second vice president; Mrs. J. L. Robinson, Paris, recording secretary; Mrs. M. L. Gary, Tyler, corresponding secretary; Mrs. Dale Stockton, Enloe, treasurer; Mrs. A. G. Morton, Jr., Kilgore, advisor; and Mrs. Printis Ellis, Paris, reporter. Mrs. Robinson heads the by-laws committee, Mrs. Maxton, membership; Mrs. Aikin, professional improvement, and Mrs. E. F. Tedder, Tyler, nominating. Mrs. Copley is hostess Mrs. Arch Crumley was hostess when the Winmore Class of Oak Park United Methodist Church met Tuesday in her home for a salad luncheon. Co-hostesses were Mrs. Ed Castleberry and Mrs. Coleman Nance. The invocation was given by Mrs. Frank Bean. Mrs. Nance, president, presided during the meeting when officers gave reports. Roll call was answered with favorite Bible verses. Mrs. Milton Guttierrez, guest speaker, presented a lecture on "Around the World in Song." The meeting closed with the class benediction. Twenty-three members and two guests, Mrs. Guttierrez and Mrs. George Jennison, attended. Homemakers meet at Roxton Paris News Service ROXTON — The Roxton Chapter of Young Homemakers of Texas met Monday in the homemaking cottage at Roxton school. Mrs. Stanley Starks, president, presided at the meeting. She gave a brief report on the workshop held during June at Commerce. Programs were discussed and outlined for the year. Yearbooks were also discussed. Mrs. Kenneth Smith, retiring president, was presented a silver tray in appreciation for her year of service. The 1980 birthday and community . activity calendars were discussed. Anyone wishing to put a birthday, anniversary or meeting on the calendar should contact one of the members or Mrs. Jana Barnes, chapter advisor. The area meeting will be held Sept. 22 at North Lamar. The Roxton Chapter will be in charge of the "ice breaker." Refreshments were served to nine members and the advisor at the close of the meeting. Fall fashion handbags on denim jeans Denim softened up for you ...prewashed to fit and feel just right. Double stitched, the way you like them in all- cotton or polyester and cotton styles. Sizes 5/6 to 15/16. Sale ends September 12 Sears Regular low price • Front-runners on autumn's scene: current colors, bags flaunting imitation tortoise shell trims—plastic really, but it looks genuine! Inside: lots of surprises! Comb, mirror, keyring and a removable purse. Vinyl bags are vinyl lined. • In our Accessories Department Sleep warm, sleep smart in kicky flannel nightshirts Sears Regular low price Make lullaby time fashion time in these updated versions of the nightshirt. They're cozy cotton flannel in a colorful array of stripes and plaids. In Junior sizes 5 to 13. In our Lingerie and Al-Home-Wear Department. Ask about SearsCharge Plans SAVE *3 on misses' jaunty casuals Your choice Reg. $13 Moc toe oxfords have wipe-clean vinyl uppers topping off high rubber bottoms. Tricot lined for comfort. Rust. 5-9, 10B. Sale ends September 15 U.M.W. unit meets with Mrs. Childers Paris News Service ROXTON - The Lucille Cooper Unit of the United Methodist Women of Roxton met recently in the home of Mrs. Oscar Childers. Mrs. Ernest McGlasson, president, presided. The Rev. Walt Marcum opened the meeting with prayer. Mrs. McGlasson made a number of announcements concerning meetings and programs coming up in the future. Mrs. Lloyd Moore gave a lesson on "Loneliness Versus Aloneness." She read from the 22nd and 23rd chapters of Psalms. She stated, "Loneliness is a deeply painful experience. It seems to leave one without hope." Mrs. Moore ended her talk by saying, "Be more caring about your fellowman, visit more often." The meeting closed with the collect. A salad plate was served to the members and these visitors, Mr. Marcum, Mrs. Ella Crawford and Mrs. Denver Durall of Petty. fDAY ONLY VALUE BUYS 5 MORE GREAT REASONS TO SHOP MONDAY AT SEARS 50% off High gloss acrylic spray Reg. $2.49 ]24 oz Interior/exterior hard-gloss finish sprays on smoothly. Durable. $3 off Sup-r-Strip™ fluorescent light Reg. $9.99 Twenty-watt light is great for most anywhere you need light. $5 off Adjustable ironing table Save on Pants and Tops 79C off! Dust bags for vacs Reg. $13.99 g88 Reg. $6.99 Sturdy, four-leg table adjusts to the perfect height for ironing. 4,89 ^ pants 100 percent cotton T-shirts >74 Reg. $1.29 Stock up now! Bags in sizes to fit Kenmore vacuums; Many other brand units. Monday only Value Buys on Sale Monday Only Sears Where America shops for Value SEAR!). ROEBUCK AND CO. Satisfaction Guaranteed or Your Money Back Free Storeside Parking 1055 Clarksville 785-1621 Mon.,Tues.,Wed. Fri., Sat 9:00 to 6 Thurs.9:00to9

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