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Feted At Tea
Misses Mason, Rothwell And
Allsbrook Hostesses Mon
Miss Louise Roebuck, of Roberson
vllle, and Miss Kara Lynn Corey, of
Greenvlile, both teachers in -he Wil
mington schools, were honored Mon
day afternoon when Miss Kleano.
Rothwell, Miss Janie Allsbrook and
Misg Ann Mason entertained ft a
lovely tea at the home of Mrs. John
Rehder on Market street.
The receiving line was composed of
the honorees, Miss Rothwell, Miss
Mason, Miss Allsbrook and Mrs.
Everett Huggins. Serving tea from
sn attractively appointed table were
Miss Margaret Roebuck, sister of the
honoree, and Mrs. John Rehder. As
sisting in serving were Miss May
Camel, Miss Meta McGowan, Miss
Mamie Lee Kimble, Miss Leila Hum
ble and Mrs. R. V Truelove.
Around 100 guests called during
the tea hours.
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WILL BE GIVEN AT
ISAAC BEAR SCHOOL
“Why the Chimes Rang,” a
Christmas story by Raymond Mac
Donald Alden, will be presented at
the Isaac Bear school this evening
at 8 o’clock. This play will be un
der the direction of Miss Roberta
MacKenzie, Miss Mary B. Foscue
and Miss Anne Henderson.
A silver offering will be taken
and the public is cordially invited
The Bradley’s Creek P.-T. A.,
will meet Thursday evening at 8
o’clock at the school. After a
short business session the chil
dren of the school will give a
short Christmas operetta, “The
Miser’s Dream.’’ Ail parents are
invited to attend. There will be
a meeting of the executive board
at 7:30 o’clock and all officers
and chairmen are urged to attend
as matters of importance will
Mrs. E. A. Shands will en
tertain the Audubon Home De
monstration club members and
their husbands at the annual
Christmas party at her home
this evening at 8 o’clock. Mem
bers are reminded to bring a
gift for the Christmas tree.
The East Wilmington Home
Demonstration club will meet
Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock
with Mrs. Lina Rochelle. A large
attendance ia requested.
The Castle Hayne Service
club will hold a meeting Fri
day evening at 8 o’clock at the
The Cape Fear chapter, Unit
ed Daughters of the Confeder
acy, will hold the monthly meet
ing Thursday evening at St.
James parish house. All mem
bers are urged to attend and
bring Christmas donations for
the ladies of the Confederate
Home in Fayetteville.
The North Carolina Sorosis
will hold its annual open house
Thursday afternoon at 4
o’clock at the clubhouse here.
All members are invited to at
tend and friends of members
are cordially invited. An inter
esting musical program will be
given during the afternoon.
Mrs. J. D. Edwards, chairman
of the music department, will
be in charge of the program.
The Bradley’s Creek Home
Demonstration club will meet
this afternoon at 3 o’clock in
the clubhouse and the East
Wilmington Home Demonstra
tion club will meet Thursday
afternoon at 3 o’clock. Both
groups are asked to bring
Christmas suggestions an d
gifts for the Christmas tree.
The regular meeting of the
Bradley’s Creek Home Demon
stration club will be held in the
form of a Christmas party this
afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, at the
clubnouse. All mmebers are in
vited to attend and bring a small
gift for the Christmas tree.
The W. H. and F. M. Society
of the Sixth Street Advent Chris
tian church will hold its Veekly
meeting this evening at 8 o'clock
at the home of Mrs. George
Brickler, 315 Church street. A
full attendance is urged.
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Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Fussell and
their daughter and son-in-law, Mr.
and Mrs. Waddell Corbett, are vis
iting relatives in Atlanta, Ga., for a
* * *
Andrew Symmes will arrive to
day from Davidson college to
spend the holidays with his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Symmes.
* * *
Miss Mary Harriss Christian
will arrive Thursday to spend the
Christmas season with her par
ents. Miss Christian is a student
at Mary Washington college in
* * *
Miss Sarah Gorham, of New
Bern, is the guest of Miss Harriet
Marshburn at her home on Grace
• * *
Mrs. J. Winder Hughes has as
her guest at her home in Oleander,
her mother Mrs. Walsh, of Greens
BY RUTH MILLET!
“Middle-aged woman wants to
feel needed by someone. Would
gladly take care of small children
while mother shops, teach a bride
to cook, help make over clothes
for a large family. No pay will
Did you ever see and ad like
that in a paper? No, of course not.
Yet how often have you heard
middle-aged women, their children
grown, ask for sympathy with the
old line, “Nobody needs me any
more?” Plenty of times.
Yet they go on year after year
without trying to find anyone who
The person who wants a job
doesn’t sit and wail, "No employer
needs me.” He goes out and finds
an employer who does.
If these women would use the
same get-up-and-get, they could
find plenty of people who need
their help. And they don’t have to
•n. nine uiougiu aoout persons
they see daily would show lots of
ways they could be useful.
A New York school teacher sol
ved the “Nobody needs me” prob
lem by continually, through the
years, keeping some bright, am
bitious ,but poor, boy or girl in
She Solved The Problem
She lived alone and she hadn’t a
family, but she had the gump
tion to see that there were people
who needed her—more people than
she could help in a lifetime.
Any woman who really wants to
could find just as good an answer
to the “Nobody wants me” prob
The trouble is, most women don’t
want to be needed by anyone but
their own children.
MIND YOUR MANNERS
Test your knowledge of correct
social usage by answering the fol
lowing questions, then checking
against the authoritative answers
1. Should one give letters of so
cial introduction to a person he
knows only slightly?
2. Are you considered the spon
sor for the person to whom you
give a letter of introduction?
3. If you receive a letter of in
troduction, must you in some way
entertain the visitor or newcomer
introduced by the letter?
4. If you are moving to a new
town and know a friend has ac
quaintances there, may you ask
your friend to write letters of in
troduction for you?
5. Are such phrases as "Yours
of the tenth instant received” now
considered good form for business
What would you do if—
You are writing a note to a girl
whose engagement has just been
(a) Congratulate her on her en
(b) Wish her happiness?
4. No. You should wait for the
friend to offer.
5. No. Such phrases are now con
Best “What Would You Do” so
Miss Leila Williams Honored
At Luncheon At Country Club
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Weekly Bridge Party Is Given
At The Cape Fear
The Cape Fear Country club
was the scene of a lovely bridge
luncheon yesterday with Miss
Janet Bear and Miss Anita Wat
son entertaining in honor of Miss
Leila Williams, whose wedding to
Williapi H. Henderson, Jr., will
take place this season. Bridge was
played during the morning hours
with luncheon being served at
1:30 o’clock in the club dining
room. The table was lovely with
its center decoration which con
sisted of a long glass reflector
with a crystal large swan in the
center filled with white carnations
and small white chrysanthemums,
at each corner of the reflector
were used small swans filled with
white sweetpeas. Miss Williams’
place was marked by a miniature
corsage of sweetheart roses. A
large wedding cake was cut by
Miss Leila Williams, honoree, Mrs.
James D. Carr, Mrs. Robert C.
Cantwell, III, Mrs. Harry W. Sto
vall, Jr., Mrs. Thomas B. Graing
er, Mrs. Sherwood D. Dudley,
Miss Mary Read Harris, Miss
Margaret Mayo White, Miss Mar
garet Bellamy, Miss Susan Carr,
Miss Peggy Davis, Miss Lillie
Robertson, Miss Betty Sibley, Miss
Florence C. Pearsall, Miss Mary
Green, Miss Louise Washburn,
Miss Alice Borden Moore, Miss
Jane Williams, Miss Caroline Slo
cum, Mrs. Henry Emerson, Mrs.
William P. Emerson, Jr., Mrs.
Wrs. William S. R. Beane, III,
Mrs. T. Delavo Love, Jr., Mrs.
William G. Robertson. Jr., Mrs.
Adair McKoy, Jr., Mrs. Jack O.
Dunn, Mrs. Raeford Trask, Mrs.
Rhett Taber, Mrs. Charles P.
Graham, Mrs. Robert B. Rodman
and Mrs. Junius C. Smith.
Others playing bridge during the
morning at the clubhouse were
Mrs. Robert H. George, Mrs. Ben
M. Washburn, Mrs. J. Irving Cor
bett, Mrs. Sam C. Sweeny, Mrs.
Leecie Lees, of Greensboro, Mrs.
Harry W. Stovall, Mrs. Louis B.
Orrell, Mrs. William VanDyke
Ochs, Mrs. J. Winder Hughes and
Mrs. Walsh, of Greensboro.
xtign scorers oi the morning
were Mrs. William Emerson, Jr.,
who was presented with an attrac
tive piece of costume jewelry.
Second high scorer of the morning
was Mrs. Leecie Lees of Greens
boro, Mrs. Lees was presented
with a plum pudding.
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SOROSIS BABY CLINIC
WILL BE HELD TODAY
The weekly baby clinic for the
North Carolina Sorosis will be heid
this morning from 9 until 10 o’clock
at the Sorosis clubhouse on North
Third street. Dr. Adair and Mrs.
Springs will be in charge. Mrs. L.
D. Ijatta is chairman for December.
There will be no clinics on Wednes
day, December 25 and January 1,
due to Christmas and New Years.
Thomas Jefferson, third President
of the United States, is credited with
invention of the swivel chair, in 1796.
Cato believed that kissing originat
ed so men might know whether their
wives and daughters had tasted wine, j
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LOCAL GIRL TO
HAVE PART IN
GREENSBORO, Dec. IT.—Incorpo
rating a modern theme in portray
ing “The Holy Nativity,” sopho
mores at Woman’s college will pre
sent the seventh annual Sophomore
Christmas pageant Friday evening,
December 20, at 7:30 In Aycock audi
Under the direction of Misses
Anne Pitoniak of Westfield, Mass.,
and Anna Rosa, of Greensboro, the
pageant will feature a binding set
reflecting Christmas card influence
and designed by Miss Patte Wooley
of New York city.
Through six tableaux, the Christ
mas story will be shown: “A Little
Child Shall Lead Them,” "Wise Men
Following the Star,” "The Shep
herds.” “Annunciation,” "Manger
Scene” and "Christmas, 1940.”
Characters in the program in
clude: Misses Julia Pepper, Walnut
Cove, as Mary; Ruth White, Greens
boro, Joseph; Grace Slocum, Wil
mington, Gabriel; Dorothy Odum,
New Bern, another angel; Judith
Sturtevant, Baltimore, Md., a moth
er; and as Wise Men, Misses Belle
Hicks Purvis, Salisbury; Grace
Hicks, Manhasset, Long Island, N.
Y.; and Agnes Cooley, Wagram; and
as Shepherds, Misses Constance
Grigsby, Arlington, Va.; Jane
Thompson, Henderson; and Dorothy
Among members of the technical
cast are Miss Octavia Muller, Dil
lon, s. C., in oharge of costumes;
Miss Sarah Mandel, New York City,
and Miss Barbara Johnson, New
York City, lights; Miss Esther
Moore, Old Greenswich, Conn.,
make-up; Miss Alice Pritchett, Char
lottesville, Va., publicity; and Miss
Anna Medford, Waynesville, pro
Marion Tatum Fitz-Simons and
Wilbur Dorsett of the dramatics fac
HOME CLUB WOMEN
HOLD MEET WITH
COUNTY HOME AGENT
About 30 mattress makers gath
ered in the office of Miss Ann
Mason, home demonstration agent,
for a Christmas program yester
day morning. Songs and games
were enjoyed and gifts exchanged.
Refreshments were served by Miss
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17. — <£>> —
Representative McCormack (D.
If ass), the house majority leader, ex
pressed the view today that national
defi-ata might suffer should the Lo
gin-Waiter bill become law, even
though the military and naval es
tablishments were specifically > x
empted from it.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17. — (.2P) —
The government, it was learned to
day, has directed that some 300 N: i
sailors from the scuttled German
liner “Columbus” be transferred fro-a
Angel Island in San Francisco Bay
to an abandoned CCC camp near Fort
Stanton, N. M.
VICHY, France, Dec. 17.—(P)—
Robert D. Murphy, United States
charge d’affaires here, will leave
by plane tomorro7-7 for Algiers to
inspect consular establishments in
French North Africa. He probably
will visit Casablanca, Dakar, Tu
nis and Tangier.
Near the gate to the cemetery of
Gettysburg is a signboard which
stood throughout the entire histor
ic battle. The sign reads: "All
persons found using firearms in
these grounds will be prosecuted
with the utmost rigor of the law.”
ulty are assisting with set construc
tion; George M. Thompson, head of
the organ department is directing
music; and Rev. J. 'A. Vache, of St.
Andrews Episcopal church helped
Miss Pitoniak to write the script
for the program.
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