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_jarrme ^©isir enw of pgoaEiBtua Aiaia igiujAgyiaeftfr *-- WILMINGTON, N. C., SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 1940 “ PRICE FIVE CENTS . C . _ i "" ' 1 - ■— ■ _ — ^ gride Ut Wednesday tvening Mrs. Dirk Swart, the former Miss Vivian Yopp, of this city, whose wedding was solemnized Wednesday evening at St. Paul’s Lutheran church. Mrs. Swart is the daugh ttr of Mrs. W. R. Yopp. (Photograph by Adams Studio.)_ Hiss Mabel Herring Entertains At Party For Miss Frances Mallard ——— M lies Mabel Herring was hostess liner home on North Third street pierday afternoon at a lovely fee party honoring Miss Fran 16 Mallard, whose wedding will nie place next week. Guests were rated for 3 o’clock and bridge was payed at five tables during the fenoon. Miss Mallard was pre mted a lovely lei of gardenias by lie hostess. Following the bridge game a iM course was served. Each Bat was presented an attractive nosegay in a miniature china vase, "kite and pink flowers were used k decorations in the home. The kostess presented Miss Mallard with 'kina and Mrs. Lawrence Warren. Fayetteville, a recent bride, with 1 Sift of silver. Guests included Miss Mallard, konoree, Miss Edna Fusseli, Miss Catherine King, Mrs. J. A. Oldham, Mrs. Otto Weis, Mrs. Horace 1 King, Sr., Miss Margaret King, Jrs' C. N. Mathis, Mrs. E. F. Mal Miss Rachel Carroll, Mrs. W. ■k Paterson, Miss Octavia Smith, te Mary Frances McCrary, Mrs. G- Johnson, Mrs. J. H. Brady, J Savannah, Ga., Mrs. R. C. Jr., Miss Ethel Williams, .■ Lawrence Warren, of Fayet '!!ille, Mrs. B. I. Morris, and Mrs. Lawrence Hiatt. * * * F)Al’Tit i-i ' vv iL JJJJliN Ijr SOLEMNIZED AT Lutheran church S' Paul's Lutheran church was f 5Cfne of a double wedding yes '% morning at 10 o’clock when ^ Thearl Watson became the l"e °£ Roosevelt Benton and Miss '■*ne Potter became the bride of »®am Pales. -e ring ceremony was performed . Rev. Walter B. Freed, pastor '■ke church. ^ th brides were gowned in dress 4if 1)1116 and wore white acces V Benton and Mr. Fales are con with the Taylor-Colquitt com dJ ot Wilmington. Mr. and Mrs. . l“n will make their home at 810 pav Front street and Mr. and Mrs. g0‘J "hi make their home at 814 Trent street, this city. * * * j Marriage Announced top of Jacksonville, an te- , S t!le mal'riage of his daugh Olioht, to John Brunjes, of 'lace Inst°n- The marriage took Hr. Thne 7, in Marion, S. C. fcthe; ‘Un-ies is connected wfch lupL .ovv ‘ hemical company. The 1* aching their home at 224 Hurth street, this city. MISS DAVIS AND MR. COTTON ARE HONORED AT PARTY Miss Magdalyn Davis and Horace Cotton, whose marriage will take place this month, were entertained last evening by Dr. and Mrs. C. B. Davis at their home on South Front street. Guests were invited for 8 o'clock and during the evening Miss Davis was presented with a hand made silver pendant. Gladys Ahrens Engaged To Wed J. H. Clendenin Engagement Of Popular Cou ple Will Be Of Inter est Here Mr. and Mrs. Adolph G. Ahrens, of Wilmington, announce the en gagement of their daughter, Gladys, to Joseph Hugh Clenden in, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Clendenin, of Wilmington. The wedding will be an interest ing event of the fall. 4 ENGAGED TO WED Miss Gladys Ahrens, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph G. Ahrens, whose engagement has been announced to Joseph H. Clendenin, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Clendemn, of this city. Miss Frances Mallard And Mr. King Announce Plans Wedding To Take Place Fri day Evening At First Pres byterian Church Here The plans for the wedding of Miss Frances Mallard and Horace Thompson King, Jr., will be of interest here. The ceremony will be solemnized Friday evening, June 28, at 8 o’clock at the First Presbyterian church. Dr. A. D. P. Gilmour, pas tor of the church, will officiate. Music will be furnished by E. H. Munson, organist, and a junior choir under the direction of Miss Mary Brantley Foscue and Mrs. E. B Peacock. Miss Mallard has chosen as her attendants Miss Edna Lee Fussell, of Wilmington, maid of honor, and Mrs. Robert Mott Query, of Char lotte as dame of honor. Miss Katherine King, of this city, and Mrs. Alan Heller Shafer, of Little Rock, S. C., bridesmaids. Misses Patsy Ann Wilson, of Rosehill and Mary Elizabeth Toms, of this city, junior bridesmaids. The bridegroom will have as his best man his father. Grooms men will be William A. Paterson, Eugene E. King, E. McClure Mal lard, Bernard S. Solomon, all of Wilmington, James H. Brady, of Savannah, Ga. Jerry P. Schott, of Goldsboro, and Wythe Quarrells, of Rocky Mount. Many social events have been planned this week for Miss Mallard and Mr. King, the bridal party and out-of-town guests. Miss Edna Fussell will entertain with a bridge luncheon Thursday at the Cape Fear Hotel. Mrs. E. B. Peacock will entertain following the wed ding rehearsal Thursday evening at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. O. Whitlock. Miss Katherine King will be hostess at a luncheon on Friday at Wrights ville Sound and Friday evening fol lowing the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Franklin Mallard will give a reception at the Cape Fear hotel. 3 • * * MRS. R. C. MUSE IS HOSTESS TO ANNUAL EVENT AT BEACH One of the most enjoyable social events of the early summer season was the beach party of the Wednesday afternoon Bridge club of Hamlet given by Mrs. R. C. Muse at Wrightsville Beach. Guests arrived Wednesday after noon and until their return to Ham let Thursday enjoyed a number of pleasures. Thursday morning Mrs. Muse entertained the following members of her club in the lovely living room of the Carolina: Mrs R. A. Pittard, Mrs. R. B. Free man, Mrs. L. D. Husbands, Mrs J. A. Neimyer and Mrs. W. R Olive. Additional guests were Mrs E. T. Martin of Charlotte, Miss An nie Laurie Walker of Greensborc and Mrs. J. P. Gibbons, Jr., oi Hamlet. During the game iced punch was served. Scores tallied, Mrs. R. B. Free man received high club award, Mrs. J. P. Gibbons, Jr„ guest prize after which a three course seafood luncheon was served. This is an annual event and their ninth successive meeting with Mrs. Muse.” EDNA MAE CRAIG, G. P. SIMPSON, JR., ANNOUNCE MARRIAGE The following announcement will be of interest to friends and rela' tives. Miss Etta Craig announces the marriage of her neice, Edna Mae Craig, daughter of the late Mr and Mr. Charles Winslow Craig, o1 this city, to George P. Simpson Jr., of Torrance Pennsylvania. The ceremony took place quietly Maj 10 at the home of the groom’s parents in Torrance. Mrs. Simpson is a graduate ol New Hanover High school, and has made her home in Cleveland, Ohio for the past several years, during which time she has been employed as a collection correspondent ir the Credit Department of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and has studied at the Cleveland school of Music. The couple Will make their home in Torrance, Pennsylvania, where Mr. Simpson is at present engaged as manager of a general m e r chandise store. * * * TYNDALL-DEMENT MARRIAGE ANNOUNCED The marriage of Miss Mary Al berta Dement, to Luby Earl Tyn dall, both of this city, took place Saturday, June 22, at St. Paul's Lu theran church, with the Rev. Walter B. Freed, pastor of the church, offi ciating. Mrs. Tyndall was formerly of Mur freesboro, Tenn., and has been a member of the nursing staff of the James Walker Memorial hospital for the past several years. Mr. Tyndall is connected with the United States Tobacco company. The couple will make their home at, 410 North Fifth street >> ■ ■ — — Gilbert-Boyd Wedding Plans Are Announced Wedding Will Be Solemnized At Trinity Methodist Church Tuesday The wedding of Miss Evelyn Mae Gilbert and Henry E. Boyd, Jr., will take place Tuesday morn ing at 10 o’clock at Trinity Metho dist church. The bride will have as her maid of honor and only attendant, Miss Helen S'mith. Miss Gilbert will be given in marriage by her brother, Volney M. Gilbert, Jr. Ushers will be Billy Andrews, W. S. McKeithan, Harlan McKeithan and Bill Hayes. The best man will be Tom B. White. * * * PAUL GREEN’S DRAMA, ‘THE LOST COLONY’ TU UrftiJN U1N JU1NJL zy MANTEO, June 22.—The fourth summer season of Paul Green’s magnificent historical drama “The Lost Colony,” opening at the huge Waterside theatre, Roanoke Island, June 29, will inauguarate the 353rd anniversary celebrations of the founding of the Roanoke Island colonies and the birth of Virginia Dare—first English child born on American soil. Described by leading critics as a drama depiciting the Birth of American civilization at the Birth place of the Nation, “The Lost Colony” is considered the nation’s foremost attraction. Time maga zine declared that Author Green “infused into the dreams of his | lost colonists his own living dream ( of democracy. His scenes range from the humorous to the hero ic. . .” Mrs. Roosevelt who was on Roa noke Island lor the opening per formance last summer said in her column that “Poul Green had ach ieved a remarkable artistic suc cess ... I was interested to find that there were cars from almost every state in the union, which shows that people are beginning to know that it is worth seeing, not only because of its historical in terest but because of its intrinsic beauty.” This year’s cast of 200 actors, singers and dancers will be com posed mostly of natives of Roanoke Island, with a Lost Colony Chorus of thirty from the Westminster Choir college. The entire produc tion is under the direction of Sam uel Selden, who has headed the Lost Colony forces for the past three years. He is assisted by a group of directors from the Caro lina Playmakers. “The Lost Colony’ will be, pre sented nightly from June 29 through July 7. Afterwards it will be offered every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, with the show starting at 8:15 o’clock. With more than a quarter million persons save seen it durin the past three years, inquiries indicate that 100, 000 will make a pilgrimage to this birthplace of the nation before the 4th season closes Septermber 2, ww. Thousands of comfortable rooms with bath and other modern con veniences are now available o n Roanoke Island and nearby Nags Head at one dollar per night per person. There are several new hotels, restaurants, inns, and tour ist homes, all serving delicious meals at moderate prices. Every effort is being made to keep the quaint and colorful atmosphere of this little island village. The Virginia Dare country is a vacation wonderland for the en tire family. The roadsides are fra grant with milk-white gardenias in full-bloom, red japonicas, sweet scented pines, nut trees ... It is a seashore paradise for the en tire familyy with miles of virgin surf for the swimmers seeking thrills, and the shallow waters of Roanoke Sound for the kiddies. The waters are plentiful in a variety of fish, especially channel bass or drum. Visitors to Roanoke Island will find, in addition to “The Lost Colony,” countless other historic shrines. Across the sound is Wright Memorial—birthplace of Aviation. At Fort Raleigh one will find a restoration of a 16th century vil lage in the thatched roof, rough hewn juniper log tradition of pre colonial America. Fort Raleigh Museum has a unique collection of Americana, with drawings, maps, Indian relics. “The Lost Colony” is sponsored by the Roanoke Island Historical association as a non-commerical venture, with State Senator D. Bradford Fearing as president. Paul Green wrote the drama gra tis and solely for presentation o n Roanoke Island by the natives as an epic drama at the birthplace of the nation. All gate receipts are used to improve the production and tne Roanoke Island site as a me morial to the first American pio neers. 3 Attractive Visitor • ** ^ '• 111 ■ •• ., .v, v, GWFI v w . ,- w. Miss Peggy Woodward, of New Orleans, who is the houseguest of her aunt and mcle, Mr. and Mrs. John R. Murchison at their home on North 16th street. Miss Wood ward has been honored at a number of events while here. (Staff photo.) Miss Cooper And Mr. Dudley Are Engaged To Wed Announcement Will Be Read With Widespread In terest Here The following announcement will je read with much interest here: Lieut. Comdr. O. F. Cooper and Mrs. Cooper, of Wilmington, an nounce the engagement of their laughter, Susan, to Sherwood Dud ey of Wilmington and Roanoke, Va., son of Mrs. M. L. Dudley and :he late Dr. Dudley, of Roanoke, Va. The wedding will be an inter ssting event of the fall. 4 * * # Birth Announced Mr. and Mrs. Z. A. Sneeden an nounce the birth of a daughter, Bet ty-Jo, on June 19, at the Marion Sprunt annex. Graduates In Washington Miss Bertha E. Dehler, of Wilmington, who recently graduated from the Washington School for Secretaries. Miss Dehler is the granddaughter of Mrs. Julia Akel, and has returned here to make her home with her grand mother. \ _ ' Miss Valerie Simon Becomes Bride Of James R. Burney . — MISS MYRTLE WALKER, BRIDE-ELECT, FETED Miss Myrtle Walker, of Louisville, Ky„ whose marriage will take place to Wilbur Gholson on July SO, was honored this week at a miscellaneous shower at the home of Mrs. R. T. Walker when Mrs. Walker and Mrs. W. D. McKee entertained. Guests included Miss Walker, honoree, Miss Annie Catherine Coop er, Miss Ruth Gholson. Miss Carolyn Farrar, Miss Pearl Padgett, Mrs. Harry Gilliard, Mrs. Phillip McKee, Mrs. Walter Penny, Jr., Mrs. E. I. Herring, Jr., Mrs. Willard Cooper, Mrs. W. N. Wommack, Mrs. H. A. Bowden, Mrs. Rudolph Gieschen, Mrs. G. C. Winn, Jr., Mrs. H. A. Mc Kee, Mrs. Julia Warnecke. Mrs. J. L. Gholson, Mrs. Roper, Mrs. Bunri, Mrs. Shackelford, Mrs. Sanlord, Mrs. Dempsey and Mrs. F. T. Fergus. Wedding Takes Place At St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Saturday Afternoon The wedding of Miss Valerie Si mon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George J. Simon, of this city, to James R. Burney, of Danbury, Conn., and Charlotte, was solem nized yesterday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock at St. Paul’s Lutheran church here. The Rev. Walter B. Freed, pas tor of the church, officiated at the ceremony. Miss Johanna Duls, or ganist, rendered a program of wed ding music. Selections given were “I Love You Truly”, “Because”, and the traditional wedding mar ches were used for the proces sional and recessional. The bride wore a smart frock of white and used white accessories. ner cursage wcta uj. iusw, Following the wedding the couple left for a wedding trip to Atlanta, Ga. Mr. hnd Mrs. Burney will make their home in Charlotte, where the bridegroom is transmission engi neer with the Southern Bell Tele phone and Telegraph company. 4 * * * MISS HAMILTON AND MR. THOMPKINS ARE WED IN LORIS, S. C. The wedding of Miss Lillian Mar g-aret Hamilton, daughter of Mrs. R. E. Boers, was married Thursday evening, June 20» at the home ot the officiating minister, the Rev. G. P. Thompkins in Loris, S. C. The home was beautifully deco rated with roses and mixed summer flowers. The bride wore an ensemble of powder blue and white, with a shoul der corsage of sweetheart roses. She is a graduate- of the New Hanover Ifigtt school class of 1940, Mr. Smith is the son of Mrs. Beu lah B. Smith and the late Mr. Smith of Greensboro, and is connected with the Duane Steam Ship company, Boston, Mass. Guests were: Miss Ruby Graham, Miss Lila and Dalma Holt, Miss Lillie and Eula Mae Thompkins, Mrs. Rosa Lee Thompkins, Gary Rodgers, John Gary Williams, Clif ton Johnson, Patrick Thompkins, Jr., Braxton and Herman Hewlett, Out-of-town guests were: Mrs. R. E. Beers, mother of the bride, Miss Marigold Sylvia Darden, Miss Beu lah E. Thompkins, Miss Beatrice Parker, Mrs. James Rhodes, E. P. White and Charles Smith, all of Wil mington, Richard Rogers, of Che raw, S. C. The couple are making their home at Boston, Mass. * * * Birth Announced Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Brown announce -the birth of a daughter, Mary Sylvia, June 16. Mrs. Brown is the former Miss Dorothy La Cla-ir.