Gilbert - Aman
Engagement I s
JACKSONVILLE, May 18.—The
following announcement has been
received here: Mr. and Mrs. Floyd
Baxter Gilbert of Farmville, Va.,
announce the engagement and ap
proaching marriage of their daugh
ter, Nan, to Cyrus Walton Aman,
of Lincoln, Tenn., and Jackson
ville. The marriage will take place
at Farmville in early June.
Mr. Aman is the son of John H.
Aman and the late Mrs. Aman of
The bride-elect is a teacher in
the Kingsport, Tenn., schools. She
is a graduate of Virginia State
Teachers college at Farmville, and
has studied at Carnegie Tech in
Pittsburgh, Columbia university in
New York, and in Paris.
Mr. Aman is a native of Jack
sonville and was graduated from
Jacksonville High school in 1930.
He is also a graduate of the Uni
versity of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill where he was a member of
Delta Sigma Pi fraternity. Follow
ing his graduation he went to Phil
adelphia to work, later moving to
Lincoln, Tenn., where he is asso
ciated with the Mason-Dixon Lines,
* * *
RECITAL IS GIVEN
AT GILMOUR HALL
The pupils of Mary Eunice Troy
were presented in a recital on
Tuesday evening in Gilmour Hall
of the 'First Presbyterian church.
The program given is as follows:
Prelude in C Sharp Minor, (Vodo
rinski), Julie Sprunt; The Lit. e
Green Frog, (Miles), Beth Har
ris; Folded Wings, (Forman), Mar
garet Dixon; Airy Fairies, (Spauld
ing;, Jean Overman; Gertrude’s
Dream, (Beethoven), Betsy Kea
ton Fonvielle; Davey Jones And
The Pirate, Ruth Avery; On Wings
of Song, (Mendelssohn), Frances
Thompson; Water Nymphs, (An
thony;, Sue Boney; Toboggan
Ride, (Arnold), Catherine LeGwin;
Valsette from String Quartet Op.
18, No. 6, (Beethoven), Elizabeth
Mae Evans; German Dance, (Bee
thoven;, Nancy Crichton; Farewell
to the Piano, (Beethoven), Ila
Jane Stephens; On The Beautiful
Blue Danube, (Strauss-Sawyer),
Margarek Satterfield; Conatini in
F Major. (Beethoven), Anna )lam
er; Russian Dance, Clschaikow
sky), Margnret Vowell; Valse Min
iature, (Ewing), Jane Dobbs;
Traders From the Dese”*, (Bix
bv), Gloria Todd; Mighty Lak A :
R'ose, (Nevin), Jessie Newbold;
Pastorale, (Mozart;, Theme from
Sonatina in A Major, (Mozart;,
Mae Sheppard; Fingal’s Cave,
Mendelssohn;, Mary Elizabeth
Toms; Romance, (Rubinstein),
Anne Andrews; Valse in C Sharp
Minor, (Chopin), Mary London
James; The Swan, (Saint-Saens),
Lola Mae Johnson; By The Sea,
(Pcsca), Mary Lee Hughes; Clair
De Lune, (Debussey), Sally Mar
garet Johnston; La Zingana,
(Bohm), Ben Clayton.
* * *
THURMAN WILL SPEAK
AT WHITEVILLE CHURCH
Rabbi Mordecai M. Thurman, of
the Temple of Israel, will address
the congregation of the Whlteville
Methodist church tonight at 8
o’clock on the subject, “The New
Batt.lefront of Religion."
On Tuesday night Rabbi Thurman
will speak before the faculty anti
students of East Carolina Teachers
college on “Jewisii Customs and
Mr. and Mrs. J. Fred Moore, of
Aanhoe, announce the engagement
)£ their daughter, Berta Lee, to the
Sev. Roger Tatum, of Elizabeth
The wedding will take Trace dur
ng the late summer.
* • *
JAY CLUB TO HAVE
EVENING OF CARDS
The Jay club will entertain at
an evening of card playing on Tues
day night, May 21, at 8 o’clock at
the Jewish Social center.
The funds raised from this event
will go into the philanthropic fund
of the club. All are urged to at
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Thalians Will Stage ‘Candlelight’
Saturday Evening At High School
talgic glance at a disappearing
world, the Thalian association will
present Saturday night at the High
school the comedy “Candlelight,”
adapted to the American stage by
P. G. Wodehouse.
Before the blitzkreig, before Hit
ler and the totalitarian state, there
was a happy hunting ground known
as Vienna. There the ladies were
all lovely and amiable, the gentle
men charming and gallant. It was
a whimsical world of laughter and
music, where husbands knew their
places and love was all.
For maid to become mistress,
and man to become master was
not unusual in those sophisticated
times. But through the cock-eyed
vision of P. G. Wodehouse these
metamorphoses lose their scanda
lous implications and become pure
—or relatively pure—fun.
The cast includes such Thaliar,
favorites as Mary Jane Holden.
Louise Highsmith, R. Willard Cam
well, Sally Wiggins, Bill Archai,
Mike Walker, J. E. Williams and
Rod Holden. Under the suave di
rection of Howard Ganstier, who
is at his best with light comedy,
every nuance of this high-spirited
vehicle is brought to light.
This production is the final Thal
ian effort for the season.
Miss Nancy Young, Bride-Elect
Of Burg aw, Entertained At Party
BUEGAW, May 18.—In compli-'
ment to Miss Nancy Young, bride
elect of June, Mrs. P. L. Sasser
entertained at a lovely linen show
er, Saturday evening, from 8:30
until 10:30 o’clock.
Guests were greeted at the front
door by Mrs. R. V. Biberstein.
In the receiving line were Mrs.
Sasser, Miss Nancy Young, hon
oree, and Mrs. W. H. Young, sis
ter-in-law of the bride.
Miss Sarah Carr directed the
guests to register in the bride’s
book, and Mrs. R. I. Walter in
vited them into the dining room.
The dining room was lighted by
burning tapers, on the table was a
lovely arrangement of white sweet
peas, and on the buffet white pe
onies. At opposite ends of the table,
Mrs. Wayland Bland and Mrs. T.
D. O’Quinn cut green sherbet,
which was served with white iced
cakes decorated with flowers. Salt
ed nuts were served. Mrs. Carlton
Harrell, Mrs. Woody Croom, Mrs.
Rodney B. Croom and Miss Rebec
ca Brown served in the dining
The guests were then invited into
the second living room, by Mrs.
Howard Smith where the shower
was presented. The two living
rooms were decorated with pink
peonies, pink roses and sweetpeas
in pastel shades. After the guests
had assembled, Miss Young was
asked to sit at a table. At that
moment little Miss Nannete Mc
Lendon entered dressed as a typi
cal old negro washwoman. She
had a large clothes basket full
of gifts of linen and sang “Sleep
Kentucky Babe.’’ She was follow
ed by little Larry Sasser, who car
ried many more gifts. Mrs. Sass
er and Miss Young said goodbyes
to the guests.
CAPE FEAR GROUP
TO GIVE PROGRAM
TO WATHA CLUB
The recently organized Cape
Fear Entertainers, will visit Watha
Wednesday night, where they will
present a variety entertainment
under the sponsorship of the Watha
He me Demonstration club.
The young club expects to play
in several other towns of eastern
North Carolina within the next few
The theme of the present pro
duction will be variety and will
include a ventriloquist act by
Charlie Taylor, musical special
ties, vocal selections, blackface
skits, and other routines.
The Cape Fear Entertainers ex
pect to offer a similar presenta
tion here in the near future.
* * *
The Delta Chi Sorority hgld its
regular meeting Wednesday night in
the new sorority rooms at the Py
Three new members, Misses Lucy
Rogers, Theresa Davis and Eugenia
Farmer were voted into the soror
ity and their pledges were heard
before the assembly.
Plans were completed for a pic
nic to be held today at Fort Cas
well. After the meeting the girls
enjoyed a social hour.
Migrating swallows have been
known to fly at a speed of 90 miles
MRS. W. A. WEIR IS
HOSTESS AT BOLTON
BOLTON, May 18— Mrs, W. A,
Weir entertained honoring Mrs.
Odell Peterson, a recent bride. The
The three rooms were beautifully
decorated with cut flowers and wild
honeysuckle. Miss Eunice Edwards
and Miss Mattie Jones received the
guests. Mrs.' Charles Singletary play
ed interesting games with the group.
Misses Ruth Darward and Velma
Jones won the prizes, these being
presented to the bride. Mrs. Peter
son honored the former Miss Doro
thy Jones was presented a corsage
of pink rosebuds.
Misses Daisy Frances Davis, Lula
Long and Helen Jones gave the
bride a test after passing this very
successfully, she was presented a
lovely basket filled with gifts.
A lovely wedding cake was pre
sented to the bride.
The following' guests enjoyed Mrs.
Weir’s shower: Mesdames Odell Pet
erson, honoree; Martha Peterson,
mother of the groom, Glenn Wells,
and Yates Malpass, sisters of the
groom, of Delco, Charles Singletary,
Haskett Applewhite, Idella Williams,
Harney Long, George Russ, Earlie
Carroll, Dalton Russ, W. W. Green,
D. V. Jones, J. F. Wilson, H. A.
Paxton, Braddy Brown, Clarence
Brown, Ralph Brown, M. E. Reaves,
Kenneth Darward, C. F. Carr, P. P.
Vereen, Otto Jones, J. J. Vereen,
R. F. Lewis, Misses Kathleen Faulk,
Lois Bullard, Marie McKeithan, Eun
ice Edwards, Edna Flowers, Lois
Wilson, Lula Long, Louise Davis,
Frances Davis, Ruth Danvard, Vel
ma Mattie, Helen and Lillian Jones
and Eula Mae Long.
Mrs. Weir assisted by Misses Vel
ma Jones, Eunice Edwards, Lula
Long, Frances Davis, Helen and Lil
lian Jones and Sandra Weir served
refreshments to the guests.
Dr. and Mrs. Slade Smith and
Miss Martha Jane Smith, of White
ville, spent Sunday afternoon with
Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Vereen. —Miss
Lois Wilson has returned from a
visit with relatives in Fairmont.
D. W. Merritt and Miss Elizabeth
Merritt spent Tuesday in Lumber
ton. — Mrs. Hackett Applewhite,
Mrs. A. B. Davis, Mrs. Otto Jones
and Elizabeth Merritt attended the
flower show and luncheon Thurs
day. — Mrs. Kenneth Darward and
daughter, Frances, are spending this
week with Mr. and Mrs. M. E.
The Baptist will begin a ten day
revival in their church on Monday
The Woman’s club will meet the
first Wednesday in June instead ot
the fourth Wednesday in May. The
meeting will be held with Mrs. Ap
plewhite and Mrs. Jones will give
a musical program.
Friends of Mrs. Salon Davidson,
will be glad to learn that she is im
proving. She is home from the hos
pital. — Mr. and Mrs. I. J. Wil
liamson and son; Mr. and Mrs. Slade
Williamson and son, of Dunn, Mr.
and Mrs. Rembert Williamson, and
son, of Clinton; Mr. and Mrs. W. C.
Williamson and daughters, Misses
Sarah James and Frances William
son, of Clinton, spent Sunday with
Sergeant James A. Merritt, of
Kinston, and D. W. Merritt, Jr.,
Rocky Point, spent Sunday with Mr.
and Mrs. D. W. Merritt. — Miss
Velma Long, of Greensboro, spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Long. — Meredith, Harold, Jack, and
George Perkins spent Sunday here
with friends. — Mr. and Mrs. P. G.
Squires, of Aynor, S. C-, Mr. and
Mrs. Noah H. Reaves and Grace
Hayes, of Wilmington, spent the
week-end with Mrs. Addie Creech.
Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Smith, and
S. B., Jr., spent Sunday with Mr.
and Mrs. Wansie Evans in Ash.
Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Lewis have
returned from Long Beach, where
they have been building a cottage.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Brown and
son, of Fayetteville, spent Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Brown.
Mrs. Brown is spending several days
here. — Mrs. Earl Ward is spend
ing several Idays in New York. —
Miss Lois Bullard has returned from
Campbell college and is spending
some time with her sister, Mrs. PI.
* * *
P.-T. A. HOLDS MEET
The Bradley’s Creek P.-T. A.
held the final meeting of the year
Thursday afternoon, May 16. The
meeting was called to order by the
president, Mrs. George Fick. A
short devotional was led by Miss
Olivia Presson. The minutes of the
previous meeting were read by
Miss Louise Banck, secretary. The
treasurer, Mrs. L. D. Gaddy, gave
Dale Spencer, principal, gave a
report on the moving picture ma
chine which the P.-T. A. is buying
for the school. The children have
seen many interesting and educa
tional films this year
S' Farrow gave a report
°nn/rthe klanket campaign.
Mrs. W. R. Roudabush, president
«0Unty council. installed the
Mrs’ R- c- McCarl is
Jtr6rl^ nj and Miss Beverly Davis
!L? °*rrlng secretary. Mrs. Mc
hig yearUned her plans or the com'
delegate to the state
the Wh°r v? High Point- told of
Mrs p of the convention.
teresting°nS.Sh add6d S°me ^ |
Mrs. William Lowell Mc
Minn, of Asheville, whose
marriage took place on May
3, in Greenville, S. C Mrs.
McMinn is the former Miss
Elma Jordan, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Jordan,
MISS ELMA JORDAN
BECOMES BRIDE OF
WILLIAM L. M’MINN
In a simple but impressive cere
mony Friday evening, May 3 in
Greenville, South Carolina, Miss
Elma Jordan, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. W. R. Jordan, of Burgaw,
became the bride of William Low
ell McMinn. The ceremony was
performed in the presence of a
few close friends by Judge Guy
The bride attended school in
Burgaw and since graduation has
been connected with the Southern
Bell Telephone and Telegraph
company in Wilmington and re
cently was transferred to Asheville
Mr. McMinn is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. R. S. McMinn of Peru,
Indiana. He is a graduate of Peru
High school and attended Purdue
university. Mr. McMinn was re
cently employed by the C&O Rail
road but is now connected with
The bride wore a navy blue suit
with navy and white accessories
and a corsage of sweetheart roses
and lilies of tne valley.
The couple will make their home
OF ST. ANDREW’S
GIVES ANNUAL PARTY
The Woman’s auxiliary of St. An
drew’s Presbyterian church celebrat
ed its annual birthday party Wed
nesday evening at 8 o'clock at the
The pageant, ‘‘Cliristls Challenge
for Childhood." under the direction
of Mrs. E. S. Benson, assisted by
Carroll Riddle, directing the music,
was presented before a large audi
Those taking part on the program
were Mrs. Marie Burehelle, Mrs.
Harris Haskett, Mrs. G. K. Swinson.
May Grant, Julia Meigs, Frances
Hearn, and Mrs. J. K. Bannerman.
Assisting with the music were mem
bers of the adult and junior choirs
Soloists were Mrs. T. Hashagen and
An offering was taken for the
promotion of Daily Vacation Bible
schools in the south.
The beautiful birthday cake of
this occasion wras presented to two
members of the church who are
patients at the Red Cross sanato
rium. At the conclusion of the pag
eant a delicious ice course was serv
* * *
ALPHA ADAR GROUP
TO PRESENT PLAY
The play, “The New Minister Ar
rives," which is being presented by
the Alpha Adar sorority on Friday
night at Fifth Avenue Methodist
church at 8 o’clock, is a typical
American story of a family living
in a small village.
Mrs. Green, who is root of all
trouble, is portrayed by Lillian Fow
ler. Ellen, her old maid iVtughter,
is played by Norma Milliken. New
ell Pendleton, as Sarah, who is ten
years old and full of mischief. Peg
gy is played by Frieda Brookshire,
a college girl. Dot Traven, who in
the opinion of Mrs. Green and El
len, is nothing less than a flirt,
and must be kept where the new
minister will never see her lest
Ellen’s plans for matrimony be jeo
pardized. Bridget, the maid of all
work, is ably played by Beverly
Walton. Bob Traven is played by
Ed Max. The Rev. Mr. Crandae is
played by Charles Reese. Others who
take part are Jane Pendleton, A.
Long Newell and Miss Arlene Walk
MRS. B. L. MTNTIRE,
RECENT BRIDE, FETED
Mrs. T. J. Joyner and Mrs. F. M.
McGowan, Jr., were hostesses at
the home of the latter on Friday at
a miscellaneous shower honoring
Mrs. B. L. Mclntire, recent bride,
the former Miss Geraldine Sanford.
The honoree was presented a
basket filled with lovely gifts by
the hostesses upon her arrival.
Games and contests were enjoyed
during the evening after which an
ice course was served.
Those attending were Mrs. Mc
lntire, honoree, Mrs. Alice Waga
man, Mrs, Florence Finberg, Mrs.
Lillie Batton. Mrs. Edith Page, Mrs.
L. G. Bennett, Mrs. Louise Watkins,
Mrs. C. N. Brewer, Mrs. R. G.
Wood, Mrs. Watkins, Mrs. E. V.
Hunt, Sr., Mrs. C. F. Langston. Mrs.
Danise Peterson. Mrs. Vestis Ganey,
Mrs. W. G. AVynn, Mrs. Noland
Sanford, Mrs. R. Schackleford, Mrs.
O. G. Sanford, Miss Josephine Page,
Miss Flora Peterson, Miss Naomi
Yopp and Miss Joyce Batton.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Summerlin
announce the birth of a daughter
on May 15, at the Marion Sprunt
annek. Mrs. Summerlin is the form
er Miss Irma Pinner.
Javeees To Have Charter NiMit
At Lumina, Friday Night. May :]|
Arrangements have been com
pleted for the Charter night dance
to be held by the Junior Chamber
of Commerce at Lumina, Wrights
ville Beach, on Friday night, May
3J. the committee in charge an
nounced last night.
The dance committee said the en
tire time from 9 until 1 o’clock will
be taken up with dancing with no
time out for speeches or floor
Vincent Burns and his orchestra,
one of the fastest climbing young
er bands in the nation, will fur
nish the music. He c o m e s to
Wrightsville Beach direct from
Tantilla Gardens in Richmond and
during the winter he ha* p’-Vf,
some of the largest college,'
universities in the east. =:c
A feminine and a male \W
Prior to the dance, a
will be held at the Ocean W*1
hotel for members onlv at
time the state and national Ch-r
will be officially presented "- ^
membership buttons will be""*
sented members. Efforts are he?
made to obtain Harry Hopkins ,
retary of commerce.'as speaker?
the occasion but this has not b
definitely announced as yet “eej
Dance tickets are now on «■
and may be secured fromVe?
bers of the Jaycee.
Sacred Concert Will Be Given
At High School This Afternoon
An overflowing audience is ex
pected to hear the New Hanover
High school glee club and band this
afternoon at 3 o’clock at the school’s
spacious auditorium render their
third annual sacred music concert.
Over 60 mixed voices will com
prise the glee club and the insti
tution’s 50-piece band will give an
hour’s rendition of especially pre
pared music, which informally opens
the 1940 Commencement ekercises.
There will be no admission charg
ed, but friends of the school will
have an opportunity to contribute,
if they so desire, to the welfare
work carried on at the school by its
The following is the program of
numbers the glee club w-ill render:
1. Rejoice and Sing, (Bach,) Ad
oramus Te, (Palestrina), Gloria Pa
2. Be Still, My Heart, (Sibelius),
Hortense Brown, Carolyn Tusch
Jack Canady and Lemounue ypV,?
3. Carol of the Bells, (Leontovlo
My Faith Looks up to Thee, (Low.
el Mason), John, Oh John. Spiritua'
4. My Soul There is a Conn'
5. Then ’Round About the Sts-,
ry Throne, (Handel.)
At the end of the program by tbi
Glee club there will be a i -anoV'i
The band selections, according ■'
Lieut. Eugene Lacock. will be ai
2. Overture—Stradella—Von Flo.
3. Choral—Creation Hymn-IH
4. Cornet Solo—The Lost Chori
Soloist, Dennard McCool.
5. Idull—The Old Church Orga:
6. March— Faithful and True
Star Spangled Banner.
All the sacred numbers to be sun:
by the Glee club were rendered.
the greater Greensboro High Seta!
Music festival in April by a chorusv:
over 500 voices.
The band will also play then;:,
bers which won the honor of rat.:.
No. 4 in the festival
Both musical units will be out
fitted in white.
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