Pages from the past: A look back with Charlotte Buchanan

By CHARLOTTE BUCHANAN COLUMNIST,

100 YEARS AGO,

MAY 1919

Pauline Early and Ethel Pittman played with real inspiration at their recital Friday night. The Concerto G Minor deserves special attention.

 

NOTE FROM J. A. RICHARDSON, EDITOR: A lawyer gets good money for his advice, but the rest of us have trouble giving it away.

Mrs. Sadie Marshall, aged delegate from Ruleville to the Eastern Star convention gasped and died before anyone realized she was suffering a fatal attack of heart disease.

She did not slip from her chair, just merely dropped her head against the woman sitting next to her.

Help was then called for as those attending thought she had fainted.

 

FIFTY YEARS AGO, MAY 1969

Pete Rogers of Indianola walked away the winner of the Delta Masters Golf Tournament. Rogers topped all scores in the Championship Flight with a 76.

At the recent White Rose Ball sponsored by Sigma Nu Fraternity at the University of Southern Mississippi, Susan Quick was crowned Sweetheart of Sigma Nu.

Coach and Mrs. Bill McGuire are the happy parents of a little son, Michael William who was born on April 30.

BY MARIE HEMPHILL

A meeting was held to gain more members to City Beautiful. Thus far, there has been a committee of two, Mrs. M. W. Swartz and Mrs. E. S. Van Cleve. Twenty-five men and women have now volunteered.

Jane Archer Hull has been tapped by Alpha Beta Alpha national honorary library science fraternity at MSCW.

 

25 YEARS AGO,

MAY 1994

The Delta Invitational Tennis Tournament raised $25,000 for the American Cancer Society. Weldon Aultman, longtime president of the Sunflower County chapter is shown with television personalities Mary Ann Mobley and her husband Gary Collins at the event.

The Blazer Soccer team finished third in the state. In one game they won 2/1 with goals by Wesley Tindall and Michael Spurlock.

 

15 YEARS AGO,

MAY 2004

Lizzie T. Johnson was named Indianola School District’s Parent of the Year.

 

FROM A FEATURE BY CHARLOTTE BUCHANAN

In the tiny rural community of Steiner there is a place called Pee Willie Place. It is the home of Travis and Betty Cooper. Betty is your typical Delta housewife, gardening and cooking for her family. From there, the similarity ends. Betty’s hobby is restoring vintage Ford Mustang convertibles.

 

THE DIT

TOURNAMENT IS THIS SATURDAY

The Delta Invitational Tennis Tournament held each year on the first Saturday in May was the brainchild of Henry Paris, retired president of the Planters Bank chain.

It started in 1975.

This is the day when you see bank officers, tellers, secretaries and other employees turn into hosts, hostesses, water boys, food delivery people and just plain laborers.

This concerted effort is why the tournament has been so successful over the years.

  After a few years, golf was added to the event and in the last few years, a bridge tournament. Over the years such celebrities as Ken Rosewall, Roscoe Tanner, Virginia Wade, Archie Manning and Governor Kirk Fordice have attended.

Cancer has touched the lives of so many families. Congratulations to Planters Bank for raising thousands of dollars over the years for this worthwhile cause.

 

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