Suprise Birthday Party for J.L. Dacus 1920

 

RESEARCHED BY : TINA EASLEY

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MONDAY , SEPTEMBER 20, 1920 - PARAGOULD SOLIPHONE

 

A BIRTHDAY PARTY WAS GIVEN YESTERDAY AT THE HOME OF J.L. DACUS AT LIGHT . 150 FRIENDS AND RELATIVES GATHERING FOR A DAY OF CELEBRATION .

THE PARTY WAS A SUPRISE TO MR. DACUS . HE HAD PLANNED TO SPEND THE DAY IN MEMPHIS ON BUSINESS , BUT WAS NOTIFIED THAT HE HAD BETTER CANCEL HIS TRIP UNTIL ANOTHER DAY , AS HE WOULD HAVE SOME UNEXPECTED GUESTS TO SEE HIM DURING THE DAY. HE THOUGHT NO MORE OF IT UNTIL HE WAS CALLED TO THE DINING ROOM FOR HIS NOON MEAL , WHEN TO HIS SUPRISE HE WAS MET BY A LARGE NUMBER OF GUESTS.

A LONG DINING ROOM TABLE FILLED WITH FOOD PREPARED IN HIS HONOR. THE AFFAIR WAS GIVEN IN HONOR OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF MR. DACUS . SOL STEINBERG , NEIL PURYEAR AND LESTER EDWARDS OF THIS CITY WERE AMONG THE GUEST PRESENT.