September 20, 2017 Edition

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Stewardess recalls
tour with Beatles

It was one of the most anticipated highlights. Two airline stewardesses, Bettie and Eva, who traveled with The Beatles on the 1964 North American Tour, would be featured at this year's Beatles at the Ridge, telling their personal stories of their time with The Beatles.

However, earlier on Friday, committee organizers learned that Eva, one of the two, was ill. Bettie, who lives in the Tulsa area, had no backup transportation to Walnut Ridge.

But the event went on as planned. Jude Southerland Kessler, who organized the Authors and Artists Symposium at The Studio, recognized Dr. Michael Bowman of Arkansas State University, for making the event possible.

Pictures of the Past

This photo shows the Hoxie High School football team of 1928. Dee Cude (individual photo and seated, third from right in group photo) was the team's quarterback. Roy "Bones" Schmidt (back, center) was the team's center. A photo of the 1928 offensive formation appeared in the 1972 Hoxie annual and also listed the following team members (order unknown): Grey Cook, left end; Lester Wilson, left tackle; "Cokey" Andrews, left guard; Ray Schmidt, right guard; Herbert Garner, right end; Lafe Lockhart, fullback; Bill Thompson, right halfback; and "Duck" Hathcoat, left halfback. Anyone who can identify these or any of the other team members is encouraged to contact The TD. Cude's two daughters ended up teaching at Hoxie School. Rita Cude Guntharp taught from 1968-1974, and Mary Cude Videll taught from 1967-2004. (Pictures of the Past is a cooperative effort of The Times Dispatch and the Lawrence County Historical Society. Readers are encouraged to submit historic photos.)
Photo Courtesy of Jerry Cude

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