jIr. and Mrs. Cornelius Thomas
if clarendon Plantation, Brunswick
unty, and Wilmington, announce
g,e engagement of their only
daughter- Wilna Victoria, to Lieut.
George Edward Pickett, IV, United
•tates Army, son of Mr. and Mrs.
-eorge E. Pickett of Fayetteville,
loti Washington, D. C.
jliss Thomas is a graduate of
«,e Woman’s college of the Univer
ll’ty of North Carolina at Green
Lieut. Pickett is a graduate of
*e United States Military Aca
demy. West Point, class of 1944.
At present he is stationed at the
Tnfantrv school at Fort Benning,
G, Lieut. Pickett is the great
•randson of General Pickett of
Civ;l War fame.
* * *
The 16th annual family meeting
of the Cromartie Class, usually held
,t White Lake on the third Thurs
day in August, will not be held this
, ear due to the restriction of public
gatherings in that section.
* The late Mrs. C. C. Covington
of Wilmington, who was instru
mental in the organization of the
clan 15-years ago, was its first
president. Dr. DeWitt Clark of
Clarkton, is now president of the'
S-Sgt. William E. Green, Jr., of Wilmington, pictured here with
his bride, the former Florence Kennedy of MacKay, Queensland, Aus
tralia, following their wedding which took place in Holy Trinity
church of Australia during the late spring. Sgt. Green is the son of
Mrs. W. C. Taylor of Wrightsville Sound.
Miss Yvonne Winifred Jackson Weds
Lieut. James Alexander Gray, Jr.
In a high noon ceremony solem
nized at Appleton Chapel, Harvard
university, Cambridge, Mass.,
Saturday, August 12, Miss Yvonne
Winifred Jackson became the bride
of James Alexander Gray, Jr.,
Lieutenant, United States Nava]
Reserve. The bride is the daughter
of Lieutenant and Mrs. Roland Sea
ton Jackson, Weston, Mass., and
Lieutenant Gray is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. James Alexander Gray
Chaplain John B. Bittinger, Lieu
tenant, United States Naval Re
serve, officiated. Preceding the
ceremony, a program of nuptial
music was presented. Selections in
cluded; “O Promise Me" (De
Koven); “Aria” (Bach); “Ava
Maria” (Schubert); and Wagner’s
Lohengrin was rued as the JVte
cessional smd mSot
from Mendelssohn’s Midsummer
Night Dream was used as the re
The bridegroom was attended by
his brother, Corporal Bahnson
Gray, AAF, as best man, and the
bride had as her only attendant,
[ Mrs. George Knowlton Lewis, as
matron-of-honor. She wore an after
| noon dress of grey and yellow
j gloves and carried a bouquet of yel
low roses and stephanotis.
The bride entered with her father
by whom she was given in mar
riage, For her marriage, she
selected an afternoon dress of light
blue crepe with \Vhich she used
matching hat and gloves. Her wed
ding bouquet was of orchids and
Mrs. Jackson, mother of the
’ bride, wore a grey and white print
dress and her corsage was of gar
denias. Mrs. Gray, mother of the
| bridegroom, was attired in a navy
blue dress and her corsage was
Following the ceremony, the
bnjge'.s pargnjs entertained at a
reception atnne Commander Hotel,
Cambridge. Guests included mem
bers of the immediate families.
After a wedding trip, the couple
will reside at 7 Sycamore Lane,
Hingham, Mass., where Lieutenant
Gray is stationed at the Navil
Will Be Held By
The American Legion Auxiliary
met Tuesday evening at the Wood
row Wilson hut. The meeting was
called for the purpose of formu
lating plans for the coming year.
Wednesday, September 6 was de
signated as “Membership day”. On
this date a group of volunteers
from the Auxiliary will endeavor
to collect all membership dues for
the year 1945, making the Unit
one hundred per cent; and also to
double the present membership. All
women who are eligible for mem
bership in the Auxiliary are asked
to contact the president, Mrs. J.
Carl Seymour, telephone 6193, or
Mrs. D. M. Holmes, membership
chairman, on or before the above
The unit voted to continue the
monthly bingo parties, and also as
soon as renovations are completed
and the Legion Home is available,
to serve a dinner once each month
to the young business couples of
the city. The various committee
chairmen reported activities of
their committees since the July
meeting. It was decided to hold
every other meeting at night in
order that members who work
might have opportunity to attend,
and the next regular meeting will
be held September 5, at 8 p.m.
at the Legion Home.
The following are asked to serve
with Mrs. D. M. Holmes, hospitali
ty chairman, as hostesses: Mes
dames Lula Agostini, C. H. Albro,
J. L. Baldwin, G. B. Barefoot, J.
T. Barker, J. R. Benson, R. L.
Benson, W. J. Bergen. W. G.
Broadfoot, E. L. Brooks, J. M.
Brown and L. D. Brown.
A special program is being ar
ranged by the Junior Auxiliary.
• • •
Sgt. Claris Wed
NEW BERN, Aug. 12 —A mar
riage of widespread interest was
solemnized here at 8:30 Thursday
evening at the historic First Pres
byterian church when Miss Cor
nelia Hoke Thompson became the
bride of Sgt. John Woodward Clar
is, Jr., USMC, of Cherry Point and
Buffalo, N. Y. The Rev. Hubert
Morris, pastor, officiated.
The colonial chancel was grace
fully decorated with ferns, white
gladioli in tall floor baskets and
cathedral candles in candelabra.
Ushers were T-Sgt. E. D. Smith,
T.-Sgt. Dean KeUy, S-Sgt. T. E.
Ritter and Sgt. Orville Behr, U.
M. C., of Cherry Point. The best
man was Sgt. Richard O’Brien,
USMC, of Cherry Point. All the
men in the wedding party wore
the Marine dress blue uniforms
The bridesmaids were Misses
Babelle Adams, of Skillman, N. J.,
Camilla Boone, of Jackson, Cath
erine Sloan of Garland, and Linda
Cobb, of Pinetops. Miss Margaret
Fountain, of Rocky Mount, was
maid of honor; and Mrs. Howard
B. Vanderford, of Mooresville, was
matron of honor.
All six attendants wore turquoise
dresses with satin bodice and full
skirts of mousseline de soie. The
maid carried large arm bouquets
of talisman roses, while the maid
and matron of honor carried large
bouquets of pink roses.
Honorary bridesmaids were
Misses Julia Weskett, Julia Max
well, Gloria West, Helen Brinson
and Mrs. Mac Bennett, all of New
Bern; Miss Martha Faison, of Fa
son; and Miss Marion Morton, of
Terry and Tommy Midyette, twin
son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles T. Midyette, Jr., were
ring bearers. They carried rings
in flowers for the double - ring
ceremony. Tommy wore a white
suit with long, trousers, and Terry
wore a white dress patterned aft
er those of the bridesmaids.
The bride was given in marriage
by her grandfather, Z. J. Thomp
son, of Shelby. She was beautifully
attired in a wedding gown of white
duchess satin, -with a long train
and veil which fell from a tiara
of seed pearl leaves. Her .only or
nament was an antique pin of dia
monds, turquoise and pearls, the
gift of the bridegroom’s grand
mother. She carried a shower bou
quet of bride’s roses centered with
Immediately after the ceremony
a reception was given at the New
Bern country club for about 200
guests. Refreshments were served
on the clubhouse porch overlook
ing Trent river. The bride and
bridegroom cut the tiered wedding
cake at the bride’s table.
Mrs. Claris is the daughter of
Mrs. Loy F. Thompson, of New
Bern. She was educated at Peace
college, Raleigh, and Duke univer
sity, where she was a member of
the Sigma Kappa sorority.
Sergeant Claris is the son of Dr.
J. Woodward Claris, Sr., and the
late Mrs. Edna-Vollmer Claris, of
Buffalo. He was educated at Buf
falo schools and the University of
Buffalo. Now in the Marine Corps,
he is stationed at the Marine air
station at Cherry Point.
1 — ■
Will Sing Today
At Beach Church
Miss Catharine Latta of Philadel
phia, who is visiting in Wilmington
will sing at the 11:15 o’clock ser
vice at the Little Chapel-on-the
Boardwalk this morning. The Rev.
Frank Hall will preach.
* * *
Lieut, and Mrs. Harry B. Bethea
announce the birth of a son, Har
ry Ellis Bethea, Jr., August 5, in
Savannah, Ga. Mrs. Bethea is the
former Marie Dumas of Savannah.
Lieut. Bethea is now serving over
Engaged To Wed
Sgt. W. H. C. Hall
Mrs. Marguerite Vaughan an
nounces the engagement of her
daughter, Marguerite Elizabeth
(Beth) Vaughan of West Palm
Beach, Fla., to Sgt. William H. C.'
Hall, son of Mr. and Mrs- E. Han-'
kins Hall of this city.
The wedding will take place on
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Will He Be
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The Answer May
Rest in Our Hands
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