The Daily News-Telegram (Sulphur Springs, Tex.), Vol. 54, No. 302, Ed. 1 Sunday, December 21, 1952 Page: 3 of 16
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THE DAILY NEWS-TELEGRAM, SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS
At Dinner Party
Mr. and Mra. B; _F. Ashcroft j the Christmas aieason, will be held
were hosts to a beautifully plan- ] Sunday afternoon, December 28,
ned dinner party Tuesday everninat > at First Baptist church,
at Sellers Cafeteria honoring Miss; Decorations for the dinner table
Betty Boyd and her . fiance, Dr.! featured the: bride-elect’s chosen
Stephen B. Longino, Jr. Their ! colors of green and gold together
marriage, a fashionable event of
One of the most beautiful of
the Yuletide parties was given by
Mrs. Graydon Johnson Thursday
when she was hostess to the
Thursday Bridge Luncheon club
for its Christmas party in her
home on North Davis.
The reception suite was decked
in a silver color theme with a beau-
tiful silvered Christmas tree a- fo-
cal point. The dining room table
was ornamented in a silver ar-
rangement featuring Christmas
candles in silver holders and sur-
rounded by silver Christmas orna-
ments. Lunch was served at the
foursome tables which were) cen-
tered with huge silvered pine cones
simulating Christmas trees rising
from a n o w-flecked Christmas
wreaths. Poinsettias and other
Christmas flowers added their
beauty to the setting.
In the series of bridge games
Mrs. McGee Long was presented
with the high score favor in bridge
and Mrs. Jack Kennemur, second
high. Mrs. Cecil D. Ward was
lucky in the round of bingo.
Guests other than club members
were Mrs. Shade Gafford, Mrs. T.
H. Stevens and Mrs. Howard S.
with Christmas features
The centerpiece, a huge mound-
shaped piece df snow-flocked
spruce resting on a mirror re-
flector, held a single massive
white rope candle which burned
amid clusters of gold and green
Christmas baubles and wedding
bells. Pine and spruce cones, to-
gether with spikes of green and
gold beaded glitter-stems accent-
uated the chosen colors.
Place cards were miniature
wedding cakes topped by gold
Places were laid for Miss Boyd
and Dr. Longino, Mr. and Mrs.
M. E. Boyd, parents of the bride-
elect, Dr. Longino’s parents, Dr.
and Mrs. S. Byrd Longino, Dr.
and Mrs. Joseph Longino, Mr.
and Mrs. Dan Bonner, Miss Jerry
Lemon and Verdun Graves, Mr.
and Mrs. Joe Gober, Miss Betty
Jackson, Dr. and Mrs. Henry
Grady Sellers, Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Craver. and Mr. and Mrs. Ash-
Mr. and Mrs. Ashcroft’s gift
to the honored pair was a cup
Society '•"* Clubs
Mrs. Fred Moelk, Society Editor
The American Legion Hall was
the scene of a delightful occasion
Tuesday evening when the Voca-
tional Nurses Association held its
annual Christmas party. The Hall
was attractive with Yuletide dec-
orations and a brilliantly lighted
Christmas tree with gifts for ev-
A turkey dinner with all the
trimmings was served buffet style
from a table covered with a white
linen cletir and lighted by Christ-
mas candles.' The long dining table
and smaller tables were decorated
with Christmas features and held
tall lighted candles.
Plate favors were miniature
Christmas corsages placed
the new 1953 year books
grams for the evening.
Harold Warren,- administrator
of Memorial Hospital, spoke the
Piano music was furnished dur-
ing the evening by John Crook,
and saucer in Mjss. Boyd’s chosen j wl)0 ais0 accompanied Henrietta
pattern of china.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Than
Seaman on Connaily street was
scene of a gala Christmas party
Wednesday evening when Mrs.
Seaman was hostess to the mem-
bers of the Minute Club and their
Arrangements of poinsettias,
holly and sweetgum trimmings
wei * Mod to deeorato for the par-
ty. In the music room a brilliant-
ly lighted and decorated Christ-
mas tree was banked with gifts
for each one which were distribut-
ed in a gift exchange during the
Club members and their hus-
bands attending were Mr. and Mrs.
Eric Bagwell, Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Worsham, Mr. and Mrs. Irl St.
Clair, Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Big-
gerstaff, Mr. and Mrs. Luciua
Pogue, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Heth-
Corat, Mr_and Mrs. Raymond Wea-
ver and Mr. and Mrs. Seaman.
Added guests of the club were
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. My rick and Mr.
and Mrs. Marvin Myera.
Brownie Scout Troop No. 7 en-
joyed a Christmas party Thurs-
day afternoon at the Scout cot-
tage on Middle street.
The cottage was decorated in
the Christmas motif wjth a gala
Christmas tree holding gifts for
each girl present. The refreshment
table was centered with a Santa
Claus scene and held Christmas
plates of cookies and other Christ-
mas party food. Favors for the
girls were Christmas candy canes.
During the afternoon the group
enjoyed games and sang* a number
of Christmas carols.
Mrs. L. A. Patton and Mrs.
Douglas Carnes were hostesses for
the party. Troop leaders are Mrs.
L. A. Patton, Mra. Morris Wilsdn,
Mrs. Carnes and Mr*. J. R, Hen-
Mrs. Gao Russell presented the
following pupils in recital Satur-
day afternoon at the Library club
Shirley Qualls, Pamela Plum-
mer, Sandra Du Priest, Angela
Phillip*, Mary Frances France, Kay
Bullard, Donna Jopn Dempsey,
Roy Nell Bell, Paula Kight, Camil-
la Thomas, Linda Jackson, Paula
Leftwich, Sandra Bays, Alice Prim,
Patsy France, Carolyn Frailey,
Carol Carothers and Marilyn Bag-
Miss Lemon to Wed
Verdon R. Qraves
w GirtsAHending the party were
Patsy Browne, Carolyn Carnes,
Nancy Carpenter, Faye Chapman,
Jane Gee, Marsha Hendrix, Nan
Irvin, Paula Maddox, Mary Kay
McKinney, Daria Morgan, Cheryl
Patton, Jackie Sickles, Sharon St.
Clair, Jean Turner, Susan Waits
and Judy Wilson.
The annual Christmas party for
the employees of Red Star Fer-
tiliser Company and their families
vyas held Saturday evening, De-
cember 13, at the lake cottage of
Sir. and Mrs. W. S. Tyler east of
Christmas greenery, huge dec-
orative candle* and a brilliantly
lighted and decorated tree featur-
ed in decorations for the cottage
where dinner was served buffei
style. Snow-flecked spruce, pin#
and holly and red Christmas
candles decorated the dinner table.
During the" evening a gift ex-
change was enjoyed followed by
dancing and games.
Attending were Mr. and Mrg.
Duke McKinney, Mr. and Mrs.
Swell Fox, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
Bevis, Mr. and Mr*. W. A. Smith,
Mr. and Mrs. Collis Gowen, Mr.
and Mra. Don Brice, Miss Jerry
Lemon and Verdon Graves, Mr.
sgid Mrs. R. G. Jsrred, Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Tyler, Mr. and Mr*.
Kenneth Gideon, Mr. arid Mrs.
John M. Lovelace, Mr. and Mrs.
Howard Hicks, Miss Gwynne An-
derson and Mr. and Mrs. Tyler.
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Mrs. J. T. Allen was hostess
to the Tuesday Evening 8Fidge
club the past week for its annual
Christmas party, The event was
held in the Allen home on Robert-
son avenue which wa* decked in
gay and co)orful Yuletide .fea-
tures. / '
The club members enjoyed a
•steak dinner at the Park and Eat
Drive-Inti before games of bridge
at the Allen home,
A gaily lighted and decorated
Christmas tree was the central
decoration with gift-wrapped
packages for each one banked
beneath. A Santa Claus scene to-
gether with Christmas flowers
further stressed the festive season.
During the games Mrs. Allen
served candy, coffee and cold
Mrs. Carlton MeAnear was high
score winner in the series of
bridge and Mra. Gomer Wilson
second high. Mrs. John D. Blodds-
worth was presented with the con-
solation prize and Mrs. Kenneth
Gideon was given the bingo prize.
Other than those named guests
were Mrs. Johnny Jordan, Mrs.
Harry Mayer and Mrs. Dick
Moses as she sang “God Bless Am
erica” “0 Little Town of Bethle-
hem,” and "I’m Dreaming of a
White Christmas.” ,
Special guests for the evening
were Lowell Hudson of Ft. Worth,
former administrator of Memorial
Hospital, Harold Warren, present
administrator and Bruce Melson,
who will assume the position of
administrator on January 15, Mrs.
Rothwell Mitchell, assistant ad-
ministrator; Miss Bettie Young,
RN, nursing supervisor; Mrs. Bob
Patterson, RN, assistant to super-
visor; Bob Patterson, head of sur-
gery, Dr. T. H. McConnell, Dr. W.
Ray Hanna and Dr. A. “B. Wor-
Mrs. Zimmie Bell, president of
the association, introduced Mr.
Melson, who in well-chosen word.’
expressed his’ apreciation at being
at the party and gave his hearty
approval-of the Vocational Nurses
Mrs. Bell then presented Mr.
Warren, who in turn presented Mr.
Hudson, speaker fflr the evening.
Mr. Hudson really needed no
introduetion to these old and be-
loved friends and he kept jthe
group in laughter for a time with
his, ‘wit and wonderful sense of
humor- In a more serious attitude
he concluded his talk praising tile
association for its work. He stated
that much progress is being made
in the vocational nurses training
and Was most complimentary of
the vast amount of work now being
done by the organization.
The group gathered in a semi-
circle in front of the Christmas
tree and sang Christmas carols
led by Mr. Warren gnd accom-
panied by John Crook.
The fun really began for each
one as gifts were exchanged and
Approximately fifty members
and guests enjoyed the party.
Mib. Nelson Gilreath was host-
ess to a beautifully planned party
Wednesday in her home on Con-
naily street receiving the members
of the Tuesday Afternoon Bridge
club for the annual Christmas
party and covered dish luncheon.
Decorations for the party room
featured Christmas flowers, a be-
autifully lighted and decked
Christmas tree and typical Christ-
mas scenes arranged at vantage
points. An arrangement of while
gladioli and Christmas baubles
centered the dining room table
and another flower arrangement
featured white azaleas and color-
ed Christmas baubles. On the man-
tel was a Santa Claus scene.
Luncheon was served at the in-
dividual tables laid in white Itn-
MR. AND MRS. Mark Connaily
have announced the marriage of
their daughter, Mary, above, to
Richard Hicks, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Brice Hicks, also of Sulphur
Springs. The couple was married
in Lewisville, Aikansas.-ion Sep-
tember 6. Mrs. Hicks graduated
from Santa Rosa High School in
Santa Rosa, New Mexico. She
attended Louisiana Tfech at Rus-
ton where she belonged to Sigma
Kappa Sorority. Mr. Hicks
graduated from Sulphur Springs
High school and will receive his
degree from East Texas State
Teachers College at Commerce in
the spring. He was elected to
Who’s Who in American Colleges
and Universities and is a member
of the Arteina social club at ET.
The couple will be at home in
Commerce after the holidays.
Mrs. M orris
Mrs. B. E. Morris was hostess
for the annual Garden Club Christ-
mas party Tuesday afternoon in
her home on North Davis street,
i The entrance* where Mrs. Ben
McGarity, niece of Mrs. Morris,
greeted guests, was outlined in
festive evergreens and a red and
white candy cane caught with red
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The home was made more en-
chanting with the sparkle and
glitter ff Yuletide decorations.
In the absence of the president,
Mrs. Roy Davis, Mrs. E. T. Gaf-
ford welcomed guests and extend-
ed the season’s greetings.
Mis. H. O. Day, program chair-
man, presented Patsy Lemon,
Marilyn Bagwell, Jimmie King ami
Jim Paul from the High School.
The a Capella quartet sang Christ-
mas carols which were enjoyed by
Mrs. Kenneth Brice, an honor
guest, told the Christmas store
"The Shepherd” by Heywoofl
Broun. She made everyone present
feel a deep desire to help others
at all times and their need to ex-
press thanks for the opportunity
Getting its share of attention
was the softly lighted Christmas
tree with its gaily wrapped packa-
ges which were distributed to
guest* by Mrs. Hugh Wood and
Mrs. Walter Alexander.
The hostess served a dainty re-
freshment plate, the plate favors
and the napkins stressing the gay
spirit of Christmas time.
Co-hostesses were Mrs. Frank
Chapman, Mrs. A. L. Searls and
Mrs. Walter Moore.
Mrs. James King was hostess to
one of the season’* most attractive
parties Tuesday evening as she
entertained the members of her
bridge club for their annual
The party rooms were orna-
mented in Christmas flowers,
greenery and Christmas candles.
Centering the individual table*
which were laid in gay Christmas
covers, were miniature snowmen
in mounds of greenery and Christ-
mas baubles. These went as cut
prize* to Mrs. Charles McIntyre
and Mrs. Drew Jennings.
High score award in bridge went
to Mrs. Paul Antrim and Mrs. "H,
H. Harrison, bingoed.
A gay gift exchange was a fea-
ture of the party.
Attending the party were Mrs.
H. B. Sickles, Mrg. Moore Rhode*,
Mrs. Drew Jennings, Mrs. Paul
Antrim, Mrs. Joe Ames, Mis.
H. H. Harrison and Mrs. Dean
Walker. ' w.
Mr. and Mrs. David Lemon have
announced the engagement and
approaching marriage of their
daughter, Jerry, to Verdon R.
Graves. Mr. Graves is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Boyd M. Grave* of
Alva, Oklahoma. '
Their marriage will take place
on Sunday, January 11 in the
home of the bride’s parents on
South Moore avenue.
Miss Lemon is a graduate of
Sulphur Springs High School and
attended East Texas State Teach-
ers College in Commerce and Bay-
lor University at .Waco. She is
presently employed as secretary
to Duke McKinney, manager of
Red Star Fertilizer Company.
Mr. Graves graduated from the
Alva High School and attended
Northwestern State College at Al-
va. He graduated from Oklahoma
University at Norman and the 0.
U. school of Pharmacy. At North-
western he was affiliated with
Sigma Tau Gamma and Alpha
Psi Omega fraternities and did
Little Theater Work and Student
Council work. At the University
of Oklahoma his fraternity is Phi
Delta Chi. He is co-owner of the
G & S Drug Store in Sulphur
The Southern Buckeyes club
held its Christmas party on Mon-
day evening, December 15.
Christines carols were sung and
Mr*. Adrian Whitehurst told a
beautiful Christmas story. A num-
ber of games were played and a
gala gift exchange enjoyed around
the beautifully decorated tree.
The club was happy to have Mr.
and Mrs. Albert Blankenship of
A&M College as special guest*.
Thirty-five guests including the
parents and a few friends attend-
ed the party. Refreshment*
served at the conclusion.
Mrs. Charles F. Ashcroft was
hostess to a series of Yuletide par-
ties Wednesday in her home on
Wednesday at noon Mrs. Ash-
.croft received the members of the
13 Bridge club and Mrs. Graydon
Johnson and Mrs. Waire Guerin
for luncheon and bridge. That eve-
ning she was hostess to a dinner-
A traditional ^Christmas lunch-,
eon and dinner, featuring roast
turkey and accessories was . serv-
ed by Mrs. T. E. White. Icy in her
home on Connaily street. The table
was festooned in. Christmas colors
and soft candlelight glowed from
Mrs. Ashcroft’s home was decor-
ated' in -handsome arrangements of
red, white and pink cornations,
dzaless, mums, poinsettias and
other Christmas blosaditfs, A huge
Christmas tree glittered with
lights and decorations and at other
points in the home the Christmas
season was depicted with minia-
ture Santa scenes and othev fea-
. Bridge favors in the afternoon’s
games were presented to Mrs.
Howard Hicks, who held high score
and Mrs. George Middleton, sec-
ond high. Mrs. Edward Bergin was
presented with the bingo prize.
In the evening games Mrs. Neil
Henderson was presented with the
high score prize in bridge and Mrs.
R. E. Pratt, second high. The bingo
prize went to Mrs. Bill Tyler.
Guests for the dinner bridge in-
cluded Mr*. Henderson, Mrs. Pratt,
Tyler, Mrs. Jack Kennemur,
Mrs. E. L. Ashcroft, Mrs. F. W.
Frailey, Mrs, George Williamson
The home of Mr. and Mrs, B.
F. Ashcroft, Oak avenue, was
scene of a beautiful party Thurs-
day evening when Mrs, ••Ashcroft
was hostess to - to the Junior V
Waverly club for its annual
Christmas dinner and bridge par-
As guests arrived at the Ash- .
croft home they were ushered in-
to .the Yuletide setting through
fhe massive front dobr lhat wa*
ornamented on the outside with a
huge green snow-flocked Christ- >
mas wveatgt/aiul on the inside by
massive decorative candy cane*.
Flanking the front door were -
streamer* of red and silver Christ-
mas bells and a decoration.of *il-'
vered nandina berries on match-
A focal point in decorations
w as silvered magnolia leave*
caught with clusters of red Christ-
mas balls and hows of red satin
ribbons that entwined the stair *
rails with Santa and his reindeer
poiseiTht the top of the rails.
Directly underneath the stairs
a table held a miniature silvered
Christmas tree and huge greed
candles burning from Vilver hold-
A tremendous Christmas tree
in the traditional green color and
decorated in multi-colored lights
and baubles stood in one end of
the living room. The mantel in
the living room was dgcoratpd in
silvered magnolia leaves Bird nan-
dina berries with blue- Christgwp
hulls. Two masive Qrlciln ufn$
were filled with silvered'1 leaves
and berries and further accentn-
ated the mantel decoration, 4 |
Decorating the dining room
table were tall red candies in sil-
vered magnolia leaves and clus-
ters of red Christmas baubles.
The buffet held a Christmas scene,
featuring a single massive white
candle in a mound of snow-cov-
ered greenery and Christina*
Individual dinner tables ware
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In the |eries of games Mrg. I,.
R. Watkins was presented high
score favor in bridge and Mrs. J.
W. Pratt, second high. Mr*. Charl-
ton Tapp was lucky in the round
Guest* other than club mem-
bers were Mr*. Clyde Mayes and
Mr*. T. H. Stevens.
The club -members and guests
enjoyed a gala Christmas gift ex-
change following the party.
Mr. and Mis. W. P. Chandler
were hosts to a beautifully ap-
pointed dinner bridge Thursday
evening in their home on Ea#t
Gay Yuletide decorations were
used throughout the reception
room* with the traditional Christ-
mas color* of green and red fea-
tured. Miniature Sgnta Claus
candles centered the foursome
■ tables which were laid in white
•Madeira linen por-vn for the two-
wurse dinner. ‘ ' ' I
A huge beautifully decorated
and lighted Christmas tree stood
in the living room and massive
potted Christmas flowers were
arranged at vantage point*.
In the series of bridge game* j
Mr*. Barto Moncrlef was presented
with the high score favor for
ladies and J. Rod Johnson, high J
for men. Mr*. Moncrief wa* alio
luckv In the round of bingo.
The guest list included Mr. and
Mrs. R. A. Tibbs, Mr. and Mr*.
Jack Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. J. Rod
Johngon, ,Mr. and Mrs. Burt C.
Waits and Mr. and Mrs., Barto
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