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'<”■ 11—NO. 28, WILMINGTON, N. C, SUNDAY. MAY 5. 1940 PHICF FIYF rp.NTS
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Weds In Washington
Mrs. Delbert Perry Weedon, Jr., of W ashington, D. C., whose marriage took place
on Saturday evening, April 13, at All Soul’s Memorial Episcopal church in Washington,
D. C., and attractive daughter of Mrs. James Hill Cowan, of Washington, D. C., form
erly of this city. (Hessler Studio.)_
Annual Reports Of PTA Units
Submitted At Council Meeting
. i'le following review of the ac
“cities during the term 1939-40,
compiled by presidents of the Par
ent-Teacher associations, was sub
mitted by Mrs. W. P. Roudabush,
president, during Tuesday night’s
annual meeting of the New Ean
over County Council of Parents
in presenting this, my first re
port as your council president, it is
"‘tn a feeling of great joy, because
°f the many fine accomplishments
Jou have achieved through great
The council has held four regular
meetings and one called meeting,
our president has attended thirty
’x ocai meetings, making talks a1
^ any times. Also attended the in
dilute, district meeting and state
[invention. Standard Chairman.
rx' Leslie N. Boney reports all
P a sch°ols being standard. Mrs.
■ A. Shands, membership chair
an, reports an enrollment of two
ousand and fifty-seven. National
ivar®hf Magazine chairman, Mrs.
■ Albert Brown, reports one hun
a and twenty-two subscriptions.
ental Education chairman,
i... L L Lassiter, reports one
® ?<i and fifty attending the
t° -of instruction. Approximate
f;„rT‘!e hundred attending the
v- , ~tures given by Mrs. Ruth
tain .: verett- The council enter
in h Wlth a delightful reception
and TJr of Dr' Ra!Ph McDonald
Ruth Vick Everett, fol
J r uher closing lecture. Mrs.
DnnJ lowe’ welfare chairman, re
than five hundred new
wJ£'i?ts. donated by the Needle
mZZZ'Z' Jwere distributed to the
hools. Radio, Mrs. E. W. Mange,
reports a weekly broadcast, begin
ning with October 1st. Founders
Day, Mrs. H. S. Strickland, chair
man, reported all schools held
Founders Day programs, $39.00
contributed. The schools also do
nated twenty-five dollars to the In
fantile Paralysis fund. Legislative
chairman, Mrs. C. Wayne Spencer,
reports the adoption of new by
aws. The appointment of a com
mittee to investigate the crowded
bus conditions. Room representa
tive chairman, Mrs. Chas. H. Reg
ster, reports a splendid group at
ending school of instruction. All
chools had a fine group at work.
J'j. N. Patelos, safety chairman,
e,.orts distributing more than five
j undred pamphlets on safety. And
he schools having put on safety
'programs and campaigns. Mrs.
i erry Newbold, Summer roundup
chairman, reports twelve clinics
being held with splendid co-oper
tion of the doctors, dentists and
urses. There were 327 examin
tions—1621 defects—251 defective
nsils—51 tonsils removed—25 nor
New Hanover High School P.-T. A.
Mrs. J. B. Edwards, Pres.
The N. H. H. S. Parent-Teacher
ssociation held seven regular
neetings and three executive
neetings during the year, sent one
delegate to convention, one to Par
ent-Teacher institute in C ha p e 1
Hill. Ten members attended dis
trict meeting and most of the
chairmen were present at local
school of Instruction.
Members have taken an active
part in all council activities and
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Wedding To Take Place Satur
day Evening At First Bap
tist Church Here
Of interest will be the plans for
the wedding of Miss Elizabeth Fus
sell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
John H. Fussell, of this city, and
IV. A. Corbett, Jr„ son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. A. Corbett, of this city,
which will take place on Saturday
jvening, May 11, at 7:30 o’clock
it the First Baptist church.
Dr. Arthur J. Barton, pastor of
he Temple Baptist church, assist
ed by the Rev. Sankey Lee Blan
;on, pastor of the First Baptist
ehurch, will officiate at the cere
Miss Fussell will have as her at
;endants Mrs. Arthur Agnew, of
Atlanta, Ga., as matron of honor.
Miss Mary Dell Rose, of Wilming
;on, will attend her as maid of
lonor and bridesmaids will be
Miss Margaret Frances Allen, of
Rosehill, Miss Dorothy Reid Mill
er, Miss Bessie Fay Hunt and Miss
Dorothy Corbett, sister of
he bridegroom. Ringbearer will
De John S. Ward, Jr.
Mr. Corbett will be attended by
lis brother, Horace Corbett, as
aest man and groomsmen will be
John H. Fussell, Jr., brother of the
bride, LeRoy LeGwin, Hr. Fred
erick Barefoot, King Reid, of Che
raw, S. C., and Jack Lee.
The bride will be given in mar
riage by her father, John H. Fus
Opening Program For Music Week
Will Be Held Today At Trinity
This afternoon at 3:30 o’clock, in
Trinity Methodist church, the first
program of Music Week will be
presented, in the form of a Sacred
concert. The public is cordially in
vited to attend. No offering will be
The program in full follows:
Invocation, Rev. Robert L. Jer
Hymn No. 280, Onward Christian
Soldiers, Congregation. Walter R.
Noe, Jr. organist, Church of the
Comfort Ye, Laura H. Norden;
Cherubim Song, Bortniansky, St.
Andrews Presbyterian choirs; Car
ol Riddle, director, unaccompa
Trio: O Thou in All Thy Might,
Rubenstein; Mrs. J. B. Fenley, so
, prano, Mrs. George Smithson, con
tralto, Newton Kelley, tenor. Grace
Methodist church. Miss Agnes
Chasten at the organ.
With Happy Voices Singing, Ber
thold Tours; Now Woods and
Fields are Sleeping, Heinrich
Isaak (harmonized by Bach); Jun
ior choir of First Baptist church.
Miss Helen Smith, director; Mrs.
Lila W. Head at the organ.
Soprano: The Publican, Beards
ley Vandewater, Mrs. Theodore
Hashagen, St. John’s Episcopal
church. Mr. Robertson at the or
Organ: Allegro Con Brio,
Haydn; Marcel, the Huguenot,
Godard; Wm. G. Robertson, St.
James Episcopal church.
Duet: Inspirer and Hearer of
Prayer, Adam Geibel; Mrs. S. W.
Brinson, soprano; Miss Myrtle
Burriss, contralto; St. James Epis
copal church. Mr. Robertson at the
O Come to My Heart, Lord Je
sus, arranged by Rosemary Had
ler; combined choirs Trinity Meth
odist and Church of the Covenant;
Mrs. Vernon Avery, director. Mrs.
H. E. O’Keefe at the organ. (In
cidental solo sung by Miss Bur
Baritone: Judge Me O God, Dud
ley Buck: Edward Snakenburg, St.
Paul’s Lutheran church. Mrs. Eliza
Schulken at the organ.
Hear My Prayer, O God, Arca
delt; O, Morn of Beauty, Sibelius;
(From “Finlandia” arranged by
Matthews), First Presbyterian
church choir. Lyman Congdon, di
rector; E. H. Munson at the organ.
Hymn No. 315, How Firm a
Foundation, Congregation. Mr. NSe
Benediction, Rev. Robert L.
Music Week is sponsored in Wil
mington by the Thursday Morning
Music club. Arrangements for this
program are under the direction of
Mrs. William G. Robertson, Mrs.
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WILL HOLD MEETINGS
The circles of Southside Baptist
church will meet Tuesday at 3:30
o’clock at the following homes:
No. 1—Mrs. E. L. Avery, chair
man, will meet with Mrs. Avery,
509 South Fifth street.
No. 2—Mrs. Dan Mintz, chair
man, with Mrs. E. J, Hardison,
22 Washington street, Sunset Park.
No. 3—Mrs. F. W. Copeland,
chairman, with Mrs. H. D. Sims,
1219 South Fourth street.
No. 4—Mrs. J. G. Brinson, chair
man, with Mrs. Brewer, 15 Hud
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Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Ferrell, of
Whiteville, announce the birth of
a daughter, Lynn Dee, on March
29 at the Marion Sprunt annex. Mrs.
- Ferrell was formerly Miss Mercedes
Gainey of Wilmington.
Meet Of Music
Club Is Planned
Musical Program Will Be Pre
sented At Thursday Music
The May luncheon meeting of the
Thursday Morning Music club will
be held Thursday, May 9, at 12:30
o’clock at St. James parish house.
This is an open meeting and
guests may be invited. Each mem
ber of the club will be called Mon
day, and are asked to be prepared
at that time to make definite res
ervations for themselves and their
The musical program has been
arranged by Mrs. Eric Norden and
Mrs. O. O. Humphries, and Wil
liam Klenz, graduate assistant in
cello at the University of North
Carolina, will present a program.
He will be accompanied by Irvin
Zimmerman, graduate assistant in
piano at the University.
Mrs. W. H. Davis, president of
the North Carolina Federation of
Music clubs, will be present at this
meeting, and Mrs. Daniels, state
advisor to student clubs, is also ex
pected to attend. There will be no
business transacted at this meet
ing, but a special business meeting
of the club will be called later in
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ART MUSEUM TO HAVE
MUSICAL PROGRAM ON
The Wilmington Museum of Art
will have a program of recordings
Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock
to celebrate National Music Week.
“Concerto in A Minor for Piano
and Orchestra’’ by Edward Grieg,
recorded by Wilhelm Bachaus and
the New Symphony Orchestra un
der the direction of John Barbirolli
will be the main feature of the pro
“Finlandia” by Jan Sibelius and
recorded by Leopold Stokowski and
the Philadelphia orchestra will
complete the program. Sibelius is
a Finnish composer and Grieg
lived in Norway. It is particularly
fitting at this time to hear the
works of these composers.
The recordings will be played in
the first floor gallery of the Mu
seum Wednesday afternoon at 4
o’clock. The public is invited.
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MISS FARROW IS
Mr. and Mrs. Ilie Farrow an
nounce the marriage of their
daughter, Rachel Virginia, to
Woodus Allen Carter, son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. A. Carter of Wilming
The marriage was solemnized
Wednesday, April 24, at the home
of the Rev. A. C. Braden. Among
those attending were Miss Lottie
Mae Farrow, Miss Christine Car
ter, Malcolm Bryant, and David
A reception was held after the
ceremony at the home of the
bride’s parents, with around 150
Miss Norma Harrington Melvin
Becomes Bride Of V. Mayo Bundy
KELLY, May 4. — Miss Norma
Harrington Melvin and V. Mayo
Bundy were united in marriage in
a lovely ceremony in the Kelly
High school auditorium on Tuesday
evening, April 30 at 8 o’clock, the
impressive ring ceremony being
performed by the Rev. R. H. Poole,
pastor of the Elizabethtown Pres
The auditorium was a scene of
loveliness for the occasion, the
stage being tastefully arranged
with a background of long leaf
pine, native dogwood and white
summer flowers, interspersed with
five seven-branched candelabra
holding burning cathedral candles.
A lovely program of nuptial mu
sic was rendered by Miss Lucille
Cooper, of Four Oaks, pianist:
Mrs. Cynthia DeFord Adams, of
Smithfield, violinist, .and Ralph
Canady, Jr., of Four Oaks, soloist,
which included “Traumerii,” a
piano solo; “Liebestraum,” piano
and violin, and “Because,” vocal
solo. The bridal party entered to
the strains of “On Wings of Song,’’
while “Salut d’Armour,” was softly
played by the violinist and pianist
during the ceremony.
The bride was attended by her
sister, Miss Eva MacKey Melvin,
as maid of honor. Mrs. Clarence
Motsinger, another sister, attended
as dame of honor, and Misses
Myrtie Anderson, Hazel Pate, Re
becca Rooks, Louise Bloodworth,
Lois Russ and Nevada Smith at
tended as brides maids. All of the
attendants wore dresses of soft
crepe in pastel shades.
The bride was attired in a white
duchess satin wedding gown, fash
ioned with a tight fitted bodice, and
flowing train. Her veil, finger tip
length, was caught at the face with
orange blossoms. She carried a
white prayer book, showered with
The bridegroom was attended by
his brother, James A. Bundy, of
Goldsboro, as best man. The
groomsmen were: Elliott Henry,
Charles D. Allen, Nelson Squires.
John D. Chason, Harry Squires and
Immediately following the wed
ding a lovely reception was held in
the auditorium, when the faculty of
the school honored Mr. and Mrs.
The bride is the youngest daugh
ter of Mrs. Lena McKay Melvin, of
Sanford, and the late T. B. Melvin.
She was educated at White Oak
high school and the East Carolina
Teachers coilege, Greenville, and
since her graduation has taught in
the public schools of the state. She
has a wide circle of friends
throughout the Cape Fear section.
She is descended from the McKay
family, one of the most prominent
families in Bladen county.
The groom is the son of the late
Mr. and Mrs. V. L. Bundy, of
Goldsboro and Falcon. He received
his education at the University of
North Carolina and since 1935 has
taught in the public schools of the
state. At present he is principal of
the Kelly high school.
The couple left immediately aft
er the reception for a trip into the
New England states. The bride’s
going away gown was a navy blue
bolero ensemble, white hat with
navy veil, and navy accessories.
s Miss Frances Mallard, whose engagement is announced today to Horace T. King,
Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. H. T. King, Sr., of this city. Miss Mallard is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Franklin Mallard, of this city. (Photograph by Adams Studio.)
Engaged To Wed
Horace King, Jr.
Wedding Of Popular Couple
Will Take Place The Lat
ter Part Of June
The following announcement will
be of interest to friends and rela
tives in the city:
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Franklin
Mallard, of this city, have an
nounced the engagement of their
daughter, Frances Swinson Mal
lard, to Horace Thompson King,
Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. H. T.
King, Sr., of this city.
Miss Mallard is a graduate of
Flora MacDonald college at Red
Springs, and is a member of the
faculty of Isaac Bear school.
Mr. King is a graduate of Black
stone Military institute.
The wedding will be an event of
the latter part of June.
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FETED ON BIRTHDAY
Mrs. W. D. Cottle was hostess
at her hom& on the Castle Hayne
road recently, honoring her daugh
ter, Elizabeth, on her tenth birth
day. Games were played and re
freshments were served later in
Guests included Margaret Pope,
Charles Cottle, Jack and Robert
Larkins, Bessie and Clarence Hug
gins, Loyd and Joyce Ray Moore,
Mildred Melvin, Juanita Larkins,
Ramona Barnhill, Earl Bradshaw,
and Marie Criswell.
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MISS RUTH HAMILTON
ENGAGED TO MARRY
JOHN FULTON REDDING
LUMBERTON, May 4.—Mrs.
Edgar LaGrange Hamilton an
nounces the engagement of h e r
daughter, Ruth, to John Fulton
Redding, of High Point and Ahse
boro, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. F.
Redding of Asheboro.
The wedding will take place the
latter part of June
U. D. C. Chapters Will Have
Programs On Memorial Day
By Mrs. John S. Rowe,
Memorial Day on May 10 will be
observed by the North Carolina Di
vision of the United Daughters of
the Confederacy with special pro
grams honoring the Confederate
dead whose graves will be deco
rated with fitting ceremony.
At the same time the Daughters
will lay wreaths and garlands of
flowers on the graves of soldiers
who fought in the Spanish Ameri
can and the World Wars.
The custom of decorating the
graves of the Confederate dead
originated in the south before the
close of the war. In the spring of
each year the women went togeth
er to the graves of the soldiers and
decorated them with wild flowers.
This custom has spread until it is
observed throughout the states
where soldiers of the War Between
the States are buried.
In the south the dates for hold
ing these services vary according
to the season. The 26th of April is
observed as Memorial Day in Ala
bama, Florida, Georgia and Mis
sissippi; the tenth of May is ob
served in North and South Caro
lina. In Virginia May 30 is the
state’s memorial day while June 3,
the birthday of Jefferson Davis, is
ol-erved in Louisiana and Tennes
see. Other sections and northern
states observe May 30 as Memorial
With the plans for Memorial Day
services comes the wish that each
celebrant in the south carry the
thoughts expressed by Sidney Lan
ier when he gave the Memorial
Day address April 26, 1870, in the
cemetery at Macon, Georgia. Look
ing across the field of Confederate
dead who lie buried there and over
the vast throng assembled about
him to do them honor, he said in
part: “May the tone of this day be
round and melodious! We come
here without resentment, without
scorn, without hate or vengeful
feeling. . . Standing upon the se
rene heights of forgiveness, our
souls choir together the enchanting
music of harmonious civilization.
Today we shall not disturb the
peaceful slumbers of these sleep
ers with music less sweet than the
Iserenade of loving remembrance,
breathing upon our hearts as thO
winds of Heaven upon these sway
The division president, Mrs. L.
E. Fisher, of Asheville, will ba
guest of honor at two Memorial
Day services. At Hickory she will
make the address to be held on
May 8 by the Abel A. Shuford
chapter and will present Crosses of
Military Service to two veterans
of the World War. She will be as
sisted by Miss Nannie Dodson, of
Winston-Salem, state recorder of
On May 10 Mrs. Fisher will
speak at a joint Memorial Day
U D. C. chapters at Mount Airy.
Some of the things Mrs. Fisher
service to be sponsored by the two
suggests for chapters to do as a
part of their Memorial program in
addition to decorating the graves
are to present flags and pictures to
schools and to give books to the li
braries. When medals and prizes
are presented at commencements
in May, Mrs. Fisher a sk s that
chapters tell of "our Confederate
work.” The state president urges
chapters to join the American Le
gion in its observance of National
Memorial day on May 30.
District meetings which began in
March will be concluded in May.
The five remaining meetings are
scheduled as follows: District No.
5 at Concord on May 7; District
No. 2 at Newton on May ; District
No. 4 at Mocksville on May 9; Dis
trict No. 1 on May 16 at Black
Mountain and the Third district at
Kings Mountain on May 21.
Mrs. Fisher has already attend
ed seven district meetings this
spring and expresses herself as
well pleased with the fine attend
chairmen, and over the amount of
enthusiasm and interest displayed
at each meeting. She reports that
the new set-up under which the
number of districts was reduced
from fifteen to twelve is working
out nicely and that chapters seem
pleased over the new friendships
and associations afforded through
the change from one district to
Chapters in the state will be in
terested to learn that they no long
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