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11TV @F IPIg?@®l3[ggg &MB> lPH,|gA8lnjBIBTff» i ni 11.—NO. 27. -—- —-.—— ----—-— ... - WILMINGTON, N. C., SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 1940 PRICE FIVE CENTS Charming Bride m" Ul I. JB1JIM - JO-.,.,:,,.,,-...,:,. ... Mrs. George P. Stronach, Jr., of Wilson, whose marriage was solemnized in Cal cary Episcopal church Saturday evening, April 20. Before her marriage the bride was Miss Nancy Grist Clark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Clark, of Tarboro. Annual Meeting Of Federated AA omen’s Clubs To Open May 1 - J Juniors Will Meet April SO; Convention Will Be Held In Greensboro By SUSAN IDEN Executive Secretary State Federation Of Women’s Clubs The thiryt-eight annual session of the North Carolina State Federation f,t Woman’s clubs will be held in Greensboro, May 1-3, with headquar ters at the King Cotton hotel, and "in be preceded on Tuesday and Wednesday by the annual meeting Junior clubs. Mrs. John D. Robinson, of Wallace, is president of the state federation, and will preside toe business sessions and Mrs. bnaiies Pearce, of Charlotte, is presi ,|cnt the Juniors and will pre Si,ae at the meetings of the Juniors. R large attendance of women from dabs all over the state is expected. The past year the federation had a membership of 268 clubs with a membership of 9,748 and the Juniors cmbs with a membership 2,311 members, a good many new clubs ai,fl members have been added dur the year. mis is the Golden Jubilee '_ar 'be convention programs will earry our- the Jubilee idea. It has jaore ^formation contained in it *an Usl>al and extra ones have been ■ 'nn,ed in order that the club wom ari ma-’ he able to obtain more than Presram is desired to send to U "°men in other cities and Of course every delegate will O' ‘ or|e when she registers. A !' lal lu'ogram committee will take tharge of them. The subscription list of the Club ■nin, official organ of the federa arrt 1 ir0"'ln3 larger every month tlrJ opportunity will be given for oii tu"810 desire to subscribe to get c.i'r 'i:it at 'be convention. There / 3 sp<?cial headquarters table . 'he various publications of the -Radons on display. outstanding speakers of the hVhinhurst "f" ^ MrS- J°hn K ti,e ; v fust vice-president of '-luh',C.r'iral Federation of Woman’s er r j "," 'll be the banquet speak veno l "‘ ‘h°sing night of the con hoiel i '1ay, 3’ at the KinS Cotton s®curiM-^ 1 V' McNutt, federal social the '‘ administrator, who will be Iia,v ; . ar °n the °Penin£ night, for \>-1 * e h'forth Carolina college ’lipr>, to be followed by the L annual opening reception; Mrs. T. V. Moore, of Miami, safety chairman of the general federation, who speaks on Friday mcming and Hugh Clegg of the Federal Bureau of Investiga tion, speaker before the Juniors on Tuesday night. In addition to these out of state speakers there will be an unusual number from the state on the pro gram. headed by Governor Hoey who introduces Mr. McNutt the opening night, Attorney General Harry Mc Mullan, who introduces Mr. Clegg at the meeting of the Juniors Tuesday night, Mrs. Lindsay Patterson, Mrs. W. T. Bost, Mrs. J. H. Hightsmith, and Miss Harriett Elliott, who speak on matters of state interest to women. Most of these addresses wdll be broadcast. Adding interest and pleasure to the convention are the social af fairs and the program is full of these events. Following the first meeting of the executive board Wednesday at 10 o’clock at the Woman’s club building there will be a luncheon at 1 o’clock for the executive board. Following the opening meeting on Wednesday night there will be a general reception for the federation members and their guests, un ±nurs day afternoon at 4 o’clock there will be a reception at the home of Mrs. J. E. Latham; on Friday afternoon a reception at the Jefferson Coun try club, given by the D. A. R. and U. D. C- organizations and that night at the King Cotton the closing ban quet. On Tuesday afternoon, following their executive board meeting, the Juniors will be entertained at tea at the Greensboro Woman’s club and on Wednesday at 1 o'clock at the King Cotton a luncheon will be giv en for them at the King Cotton and at 6 o’clock a dinner for pages will be given by the Greensboro Junior Woman’s club. On Wednesday after noon at 5:45 there will be a dinner for past presidents at the hotel and one for departmental chairmen at the same time at the hotel. Mrs. Robinson, president of t h e federation, requests that the dele gates come to the convention in structed as to how much they wish to pledge to the Sallie Southall Cot ton Loan fund. Club women who have copies of the March and April numbers of (Continued on Page 15) Rehearsals Are Begun For Next Thalian Play ‘Candle Light,’ A Comedy, To Be Staged By Theatre Group Here With three successful plays to their credit this year, the members of the Thalian association are now working on “Candle-Light,” a so phisticated comedy of continental life. The story is patterned after the Cinderella fashion—a valet becomes a prince for a night and has some dealings with a “real lady.” It is a new experience to him who has had only experienced affairs with “maids and cooks and an occasion al governess at Christmas.” Leslie Howard played the role of Josef in the Broadway production of the play. Walter Connally was the real prince and Gertrude Law rence was the “real lady.” Rehearsals have been under way about two weeks and Director Howard Ganstier has promised to have the show ready during May. Already produced this year are: “The Hardy Family,” "The Thir teenth Chair,” and “The Late Christopher Bean.” * * • MISS JULIA lurr, OF TRAVELERS AID, RETURNS FROM MEET Miss Julia E. Yopp returned re cently from the National Conference of Travelers Aid societies held in Cleveland, April 17-20. Board mem bers and many executives of the Travelers Aid attending the meet ing, from places throughout the United States. “The challenge to Travelers Aid is a great one at this time, Mrs. Yopp said, “and the meeting was an inspiration to all who attended. * * * MILLS-HARRELL MARRIAGE IS SOLEMNIZED Mrs. H. S. Harrell, of - East Wil mington, announces the marnage of her daughter, Lame Jewell Har rell,' to Joseph Dock . Mills. The marriage took place Satur day, April 27, at Marion, S. C. The couple will make their home | here. Miss Alexius, Mr. Emerson Married Here Beautiful Ceremony Solem nized At St. James Church Last Evening A wedding: of beauty and dignity was solemnized last evening at 9 o’clock at St. James Episcopal church, when Miss Catherine Alexius became the bride of William Pars ley Emerson. The chancel of the church was beautifully decorated with palms, cybodium ferns and on the altar were four vases holding Easter lilies and burning tapers in candlesticks. The pews were marked at intervals with white satin bows and Easter lilies. The Kev. Mr. Glover, rector ot the church, officiated at the cere mony before a large gathering- of society. While the guests assembled and during the ceremony a program of nuptial music was played by Wil liam G. Robertson, church organist. The bride chose as her maid of honor, Miss Rosalie Watters, and bridesmaids were Miss Jane Emer son, sister of the bridegroom, Miss Mary Read Harris, Miss Louise Beane, Miss Louise Hooper, Miss Margaret Becker, Miss Sadie Young, of Charlotte, Miss Patricia Davis, of Norfolk, Va., and Miss Virginia Howard, of Kinston. The bridegroom had as his best man, his brother, Henry McQueen Emerson. Groomsmen were Peter Browne Ruffin, James L. Sprunt, Jr, James I. Metts, Thomas B. Grainger, Harold D. Alexius, and John N. Alexius, Jr., brothers of the bride, Dr. Donald B. Koonce and Frank H. Kenan, of Durham. Miss Watters, the maid of honor, was charming in a gown of butter fly yellow net made on Empire lines. Rows and row's of val lace formed a rounded bertha, which was worn drop shoulder effect. She wore long white kid gloves. Her bouquet w'as of Easter lilies tied with matching ribbon. All of the bridesmaids wore dresses identical as that of the maid of honor, only in Spring green. They carried bouquets of Easter lilies tied with matching ribbon. They all wore long white kid gloves. The bride entered the church with her father, by whom she was given in marriage. She was beautiful in her wedding gown of Chantilly lace and bridal satin. The entire bodice was of lace made close fitting and with a very long waistline. The small cap sleeves were caught with a cluster of orange blossoms. The skirt w'as flared and formed a very long court train in the back. Her veil of bridal illusion fell from a cap of Chantilly lace, being held in place across the back with a band of orange blossoms. She wore long white kid gloves. Her flowers were of white orchids and lilies of the valley^ Mrs. Alexius, the bride’s mother, wore a lovely gown of white lace and a corsage of orchids and lilies of the valley. Mrs. Emerson, the bridegroom's mother, wore blue lame and her flowers were orchids and lilies of the valley. Miss Sue McQueen, aunt of the bridegroom, wore a gown of blue chiffon and a corsage of lilies of the valley and orchids. Immediately following the cere mony a beautiful reception was giv en by the bride's parents at the Cape Fear Country club. The ball room of the clubhouse was deco rated throughout with srr.ilax, cybo dium ferns and floor standards of Easter lilies. The mantel was bank ed with cybodium fern and Easter lilies and the bride’s table was lovely with a large silver bowl bolding Easter lilies. Later in the evening the couple left for a wedding trip to Nassau. Mrs. Emerson wore for travelling a smart suit for Carribean blue with a collar of platinum fox. Her tur ban was of watching blue and w-as trimmed with pink gardenias. Blue accessories were also used. She wore a corsage of white orchids. Mrs. Emerson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Nelson Alexius, of this city, and is a popular mem city. She is a graduate of Converse college in Sparianburg, South Caro lina, and made her debut in 1934. Mr. Emerson is the son of Mrs. William Parsley Emerson, of this city, and is a graduate of Woodberry Forest school in Woodberry, Va. Among those who entertained hon oring the popular couple since the announcement of their engagement were: Mrs. Thomas H. Wright, Miss Mary Read Harris, Mrs. William S. R. Beane, III, Miss Nancy Crow, Mrs. J. K. Taylor, Jr., and Mrs. W. G. Whitehead, Mrs. J. Goodlett Thornton, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Roe, Miss Louise Hooper, Miss Margaret Becker, Dr. and Mrs. Donald B. Koonce, Mrs. James H. Smith, James L. Sprunt, Jr., Miss Rosalie Watters, Miss Louise Beane, Miss Jane Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Browne Ruffin and John N. Alex ius, Jr., and Harold Alexius. Out-of-town guests here for the wedding were: Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Bromn, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde L. Davis, Miss Patricia Davis, L. W. Davis. II, Clyde L. Davis, Jr., Miss Louise Davis, all of Norfolk, Va.; Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Wood, III, of Rocky Mount: Mr. and Mrs. Peter Spence Gilchrist, Jr., of Charlotte; Miss Sadie Young, of Charlotte; Mr. and (Continued on Page 15) Lovely Bride Of Last Evening Mrs. William Parsley Emerson, whose wedding was solemnized last evening in a formal ceremony at 9 o’clock at St. James Episcopal church. Mrs. Emerson, the former Miss Catherine Alexius, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John N. Alexius, of this city. (Harris and Ewing.) Junior Sorosis Plans Annual Spring Tourney Event Will Be Staged Tues day Night, May 14, At Clubhouse Here The North Carolina Junior Sorosis will hold its spring tournament on Tuesday evening, May 14, at 8 o’clock. This event will be staged at the North Carolina Sorosis club house on North Third street. This is the seventh tournament to be given by this junior woman's club, which has only be'en organized for two years, and the usual crowd of bridge lovers is anticipated for this affair. The proceeds of these tournaments are always used for the maintenance of the club’s major project, which consists of work done by members of the club in the charity wards at James Walker Memorial hospital. Further plans for this event will be announced later. MISS ESTELLE PARKER BECOMES BRIDE OF JONES MILLER STACK The wedding of Miss Nancy Es telle Parker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Parker, of this city, and Jones Miller Stack, of Goldsboro, sn of Mr. and Mrs. Er win B. Stack, of Monroe, took place at the First Baptist church on Monday evening at 8 o'clock. Only members of the immediate families were present. Dr. J. H. Foster of ficiated at the ceremony. The bridegroom had as his best man, his brother, Erwin B. Stack, Jr., of Raleigh. The bride wore a becoming trav eling suit of blue and accessories were of pink. She wore a corsage of sweetheart roses and lilies of the valley. Immediately after the ceremony the couple left for a wedding trip, after which they will make their home in Goldsboro. * * * Bingo Party The New Hanover Council No. 6 of the Sons and Daughters of Lib erty will have a bingo party Tues day night at 8 o'clock in the Junior Order hall. The public is invited. A small admission price will be charged. State Garden Club Will Hold Annual Meet In Winston-Salem Session Will Open Tuesday Morning At Robert E. Lee Hotel Headquarters The annual meeting of the Garden club of North Carolina will be held in Winston-Salem, April 20, May 1, with headquarters at the Robert E. Lee hotel. A meeting of the execu tive committee has been called by the president, Mrs. J. Buren Sid bury, for 9 o’clock Tuesday morning. April 30. This will be followed by a meeting of the board of directors at 11 o’clock at which all chairmen and officers will make their yearly re ports The first general session will be opened at 2:30 o’clock Tuesday af ternoon and will be. devoted to the business affairs of the organization. Mrs. D. .T. Lybrook, president of the Winston-Salem Council of Garden clubs and Miss Edna Maslin, organ izing president of the State Garden club have arranged a most delight ful program in addition to the busi ness sessions. Miss Masiin will be hostess to the officers and chairmen of standing committees at a delightful luncheon at the Woman’s club on Tuesday. At 4 o’clock that afternoon a tour of the lovely gardens in Winston-Salem has been planned. Montegue Free, of the Brooklyn Botanic Gafdens, will speak on Beautiful Gardens, illus trating his lecture with slides, at the annual dinner Tuesday evening. Wednesday morning Mr. Free will speak on the Romance of Plant Life and will conduct a Round Table dis cussion, answering questions from *he audience. Mr. Free has had Bo tanic Garden, Experiment Station, private estate and nursery exper ience. As a hobby he indulges in home gardening During the past seven years at t h e International Flower Show in New York the Brooklyn Botanic exhibits, conceived and executed by him, have been awarded four gold and four silver medals—including the Gold Medal of the Garden Clubs of America. Wednesday morning J. C. Baske • ville, of the state department of conservation, will talk on the Gar den Pilgrimages. Mr. Baskerville has helped with the Pilgrimages during the past three years. Mrs. Fred Bahnson, state chairman of Hemero callis Research, will tell of her ex periments and will take us to her testing garden. The afternoon will be given over to visiting gardens and paces of historic interest. The homes and gardens that have places in the book, “Old Homes and Gardens of North Carolina” will have especial interest for the visitors and dele gates t othe fifteenth annual meet ing of the Garden club of North Carolina. * * * EDUCATIONAL MEET OF MUSIC CLUB IS SCHEDULED THURSDAY The educational meeting of t h e Thursday Morning Music club will be held Thursday, May 2, at 11 o’clock at St. James parish house. This will be the final educational meeting for this year, and members are urged to attend. The meeting is open to all mem bers of the club the same as the re gular meetings. The subject for study at this meeting will be “Ap preciation of Music,” and there will be discussions on the fundamental elements of music, and also on the musical forms that have not been studied at previous meetings. * * * EAST W 1-LMiJN UTUN 4-H CLUB MEETS The East Wilmington 4-H club met recently at the home of Mrs. E. H. Cheshire. Following the business session a social hour was enjoyed. It was announced that the next meeting will be held on May 15, at 7:30 p. m., at the home of Mrs. E. H. Cheshire. Those present were Caroline Car roll, Clair Barnes, Thetis Jones, Juanita Holland, Geraldine Carroll, Evelyqn Rochell, Eleanor Holland, Margaret Pearsall, Mayfair Tomp kins and Ray Bennett. * * » MARGARET FOWLER ENGAGED TO WED GEORGE R. CARVER Mrs. Belle Fowler announces the engagement of her daughter, Mar garet Lee, to George Robert Carver, of this city. The wedding will take place in June. i W Social Events Are Planned At Clubhouse The Cape Fear Country club will entertain this week for the member ship and invited guests at two in teresting events. On Tuesday morn ing the clubhouse will be the scene of the weekly bridge luncheon with the game beginning at 11:30 o’clock and luncheon being served about 1:30 o’clock. Tables may be reserved for this event by calling the club's secretary before 1 o’clock on Monday. Friday afternoon the informal tea will be held. This event will begin at 3:30 o’clock and light refresh ments will be served later in the afternoon. Tables may be secured by calling the clubhouse before 8 o’clock Thursday afternoon. MISS RACHEL FARROW, BRIDE-ELECT, FETED Mrs. J. A. Carter was hostess at a iinen shower on Friday, honoring Miss Rachel Farrow', bride-elect of the month. The living and dining rooms w'ere attractively decorated with spring flow'ers. Miss Farrow received a number of lovely gifts. Games were played throughout the evening after which delicious re freshments were served. Those attending were Miss Rachel Farrow, honoree, Misses Christine Carter, Violet Ray Register, Hattie Mae Farrow, Clara Mae Smith, De rema Bryant, Man' Omega Sneeden, Helen Canfield, Cathaleen Yopp, Ray Yopp, Theo Yopp, Mrs. Capitola Med lin, Mrs. J. S. Canfield. Mrs. Ed w'in Small, and W. A. Carter, J. A. Carter and Jack Rivenbark. * V * BENDER-CULP MARRIAGE IS SOLEMNIZED Miss Nellie Culp, of Fayetteville, and Burriss Bender, of Wilmington and Fayetteville, were married Sat urday, April 20, at the home of :he bridegroom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bender, of Myrtle Grove Sound, in the presence of the fam ly and a few friends. The ceremony was performed by he Rev. F. A. Johnson, of Im nanuel Presbyterian church. The couple will make their home n Fayetteville.