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I Raleigh Woman's Club To Play Hosts
to Federation's Expanded Board Meet
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I Though disappointed that it could
not play host to a full convention
•f the North Carolina Federation
of Women’s Clubs this year, the
Raleigh Woman’s Club has made
all preparation to take care of the
expanded board meeting to be held
in Raleigh at the Sir Walter hotel,
I Mav 29 and 30.
The Raleigh club sent a big in
vitation for the 1945 convention to
Ud in Raleigh. They wanted
| tats ae a special compliment to one
i ©f their own past presidents who
1 is now president of the Federa
' tion, Mrs. J. Henry Highsmith.
1 Having secured acceptance of the
invitation, throughout the club year
Mrs. R. M. Cornick, president, and
Other officers and members of the
club had made plans for the lar
gest and best convention possible.
When the Office of Defense Tran
sportation ruled that only 50 per
sons could be called for a conven
tion, the local club, anxious to co
operate with the government, cur
tailed plans. However, everything
is in readiness to assure a warm
welcome to the 59 women who may
come to the board meeting. Mrs.
Cornick will serve as general
chairman, with Mrs. W. T. Martin
as her assistant. Other chairmen
Mrs. R. L.'McMillan, distuinguish
«d guests; Mrs. W. H. Herring, in
formation; Mrs. Paul Reid, regist
ration; Mrs. D. N. McMillin, music
Mrs. J. S. Cox, flags; Mrs. J. M.
Newsom, scrap books; Mrs. Frank
Smethurst, publicity; Mrs. W. C.
Pressley, radio; and Mrs. R. R.
Cusick, dinners.
The pages will be Miss Louise
Highsmith, chief; Mrs. Kern Holo
man, Misses Mary Bridges Cornick
and Josephine Cusick, and
Arthur Morris, president of the
Raleigh Jinior Woman’s Club.
Dr. A. J. Hobbs, pastor of Eden
ton Street Methodist church, will
offer the prayer at the first busi
ness session, Tuesday morning, in
the Virginia Dare Ball Room of the
Sir Walter Hoted. Among the mu
sicians to take part at intervals will
be Mrs. F. B. Wheeler, Mrs. Cor
nick, Louise Highsmith, and the St.
Cecilia Chorus.
The principal business of the two
uay &eaaiun win uc uie uctuuii ui
officers and department chairmen,
and reports from officers cover
ing the work of the senior and
junior clubs. Also the plans for
launching a Federation foundation
fund campaign will be presented.
Highlights of the streamlined con
vention will be the address on
Youth Conservation by Judge Antra
M. Kross of New York city, Tues
day evening at 8 o'clock. Judge
Kross will be introduced by Mrs.
W. T. Bost. chairman of the de
partment of Public Welfare of the
Federation. A forum will follow
Judge Kross’ address, led by Dr.
Mildred Morgan, of Asheville. Mrs.
John M. Council, third vice-presi
dent in charge of deparments, will
present Dr. Morgan and she will be
assisted in the forum by Mrs. Bost,
Mrs. Highsmith, Mrs. Gordon Mad
drey of Ahoskie, Mrs. Taul B.
White of Chapel Hill and Mrs. Mor
man James of Hickory.
Harold Eranoff, field director of
the American Red Cross, station
ed at Camp Davis, will be present
ed for an address by Mrs. John D.
Robinson, on Tuesday afternoon.
He will speak on “The New Camp
On Wednesday morning, with
Mrs. R. H. Latham in charge, a
memorial service will be held for
the men and women who have given
their lives in the present war. Mrs.
Cornick will sing at this service.
At noon on Wednesday there will
be a memorial service honoring
Mrs. J. T. Aldeman, second presi
dent of the State Federation, who
died at her home in Henderson re
cently. Miss Margaret L. Gibson of
Asheville, a past president of the
Federation, will read the in me
moriam, and Mrs. Alderman’s pas
tor, Rev. E. N. Gardner of Hender
son, will offer the prayer.
On Monday evening, the 28th, at
7 o’clock, Mrs. Highsmith will be
hostess at a dinner at the Raleigh
Woman’s club honoring,the execu
tive board and those who have serv
ed on the board during her two
year administration. Her guests
will be Mesdames J.C. Williams,
of Wilmington; John M. Counoil,
R. A. McLaughlin, T. Fred Henry,
J. S. Mitchener, Grandy E. Kird
man, J. A. Gupton, Micou F.
Browne, Chas. G. Doak and Miss
Dorothy Forbes of Wilmington.
There will be no other social fea
tures except the visit to the State
Art,Gallery on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.
by the entire delegation to see the
annual Federation Art exhibit; and
three group dinners at the Raleigh
Woman’s club building at 6 o’clock.
A new club was received into the
Federation last week, the Dunn
Woman's club, of which Mrs. H.
C. Turlington is'president. The club
has 75 members and comes in with
a most impressive record of work
done. It owns a club house which
it has turned over for the use of
the Junior Woman’s Club for en
tertainments for service men, the
expenses of which the senior club
bears. It has paid $125 on the
GRAY, JR., who before her mar
riage on May 18, at Conway, S. C.,
was Miss Joyce La Verne Batton,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M.
Miss Hayes Presents
Pupils In Recital
Miss Frances Hayes presented
the older students of her piano
class in a recital on Friday after
noon at her home on Chestnut
The program follows:
“Tyrolean Waltz” (Rogers) Joan
Marie James; “Queen of the Blos
soms” (Lloyd) Jeanette Taylor;
“Spooky Time” (Paridon) Ray
Pittman; “Blue Daisies” (Mana
Zucca) Betty Cleeve; “Homage to
the Hills” (Grey) Elizabeth Hin
nant; “Intermezzo” Orientale
(Rogers) Don Taylor; “Barco
rolle” (Offenbach) Nancy Grif
fith; Hungarian Rhapsodie No. 2
(Liszt) Mary Sutton; “Zorina”
(Anthony) May Holton; Mazurka
op. 56 No. 2 (Chopin) Nancy Ann
Sloan; “Russian Village” (Scher
off) Ellen Smith; “Fragment from
Rumanian Rhapsody No. 1 (Enes
co) Pat Williams; “Tranquility”
(Brown) Camille Thomas; “Pur
ple Lilacs” (Hillard) Florence
Bagwell; “Minka's Lullaby” (Sche
roff) Betty Wright; “Venetian
Moon” (Klemm) Sara Bellamy;
“Cherry Blossoms” (Engelmann)
Myrtle Futrelle; “Rustic Chapel”
(.Rolfe) Mary Frances Wood; “In
Remembrance” (Risher) Marion
Hines; “Charmante” (Groton)
Betty Allard; “Romance” (Schu
mann) Juanita Saunders; Prelude
op. 28, No. 6 (Chopin) Jane Easter
Marye; “Siesta” (Laurens) Mar
garet Blake; “Scarf Dance” (Cha
minade) Mary Morrison Stanland;
Waltz in A Flat (Brahms) Bea
Holmes; “Russian Dance” (Engel
mar.n) Joanne Piastre; Minuet in
E Flat tMozart) Bettina Marable;
“Album Leaf” (Grieg) Joan Wil
liamson; “Intermezzo” (Cavalleria
Rusticana) (Mascagni) Virginia
Hatch; Theme from Concerto No.
I (Tschaikowsky) DeLean Long
ley; “Anitra’s Dance” (Grieg)
Martha Ann King; “Triemphal
March” from “Sigurd Jor salfar”
Grieg) Florence Sanders; “Pou
pee Valsante” (Poldini) Glen Huf
ham; Slow Movement from “Moon,
light Sonata” (Beethoven) Ruth
Ellen Edwards; “Spring Song”
(Merkel) Mary Louise Galphin;
A Scottish Tone Picture (MacDow
ell) Margaret Holmes; Hungarian
Dance No. 5 (Brahms) Fannie
Longley; Theme from Piano Con
certo in A Minor (Grieg) Martha
Jordan; “Bumblebee” (Rimsky
Korsakov) Mildred Thoma*.
* * *
Ladies Auxiliary
Of Moose Observed
Fifth Anniversary
The Ladies Auxiliary of the
Loyal Order of Moose celebrated
the fifth anniversary an Tues
day. Special guests were the men
of the lodge.
During the “Nine o’clock Cere
mony" Mrs. B. R. Drynan, snior
regent, presented to George Pot
ter, governor of the men’s lodge,
a service flag bearing 32 blue
stars signifying the,number in the
service. Refreshments were serv
ed and dancing was enjoyed to the
music of the Scotts String orches
salary of a teacher of Bible in the
public schools; has paid $475 for a
fluroscope for use in the schools;
and directs and partially supports
the public library, the city turning
over to the club an appropriation
as its part.
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Flora Macdonald
College Board Of1
Trustees Convene
RED SPRINGS, May 26. — The
spring meeting of the Board of
Trustees of Flora Macdonald col
lege was held in the president’s
office on Tuesday, May 22, with an
unusually full representation from
the three controlling Presbyteries
of Fayetteville, Orange, and Wil
mington. The chairman, Edwin
Morgan of Laurinburg, presided.
President H. G. Bedinger report
ed that the college year now ending
was one of yie most successful dur
ing his administration. 310 board
ing students were enrolled, over
flowing the dormitories and neces
sitating the use of three homes ad
jacent to the campus. Present in
dications point to an even larger
restration for the coming year. 54
seniors will receive diplomas next
Tuesday. Dr. Bedjnger also stated
that the financial outlook is good,
with the college operating again on
a balanced budget, and now free
of debt. A campaign for the in
crease of the present endowment
(which is now $200,000, Including
scholarships) is under way, and a
constructive improvement program
for the plant is now being planned.
A. T. McLean, chairman of the in
vestment committee, presented an
excellent report, showing a 5 per
cent return on the endowment se
curities. Mr. McLean was given a
rising vote of thanks for his effi
cient service in this connection.
It was announced that the
change - over from the use of di
rect current produced by the col
lege plant, to alternating current
to be furnished by the town of
Red Springs, will take place this
Dr. Bedinger reported that Dr.
Price H. Gynn, Jr., has been ap
pointed director of educational in
stitutions, with offices in Davidson,
to work under the Synod’s com
mittee of educational institutions
in cooperation with the colleges to
profote this important cause of
the church. Rev. James A. Jones,
D. D. of Charlotte, chairman of
Synod’s committee, was present to
present suggestions from the com
mittee of the colleges, and especial
ly for the development of Flora
MacDonald, which is now in a
position to make definite progress.
The Board gave Dr. Jones a ris
ing vote of thanks for his helpful
address. Dr. Bedinger stated that
the college is cooperating with the
United Campaign of Church Relat
ed colleges.
Dr. Vardell reported contribu
tions received through his corres
pondence with the alumnae and
the three Presbyterials, totaling
$15,400 in maturity value war bond.
Resolutions of appreciation and
esteem for the late Hiram Gran
tham. a Valued member of the
board for many years, were adopt
Dr. D. S. Currie, chairman of
the semi - centennial committee,
was called away before his report
was presented. The report was giv
en by Miss Mary McEachern, a
member of the semi - centennial
executive committee. This commit
tee, consisting of Dr. C. T. John
son, Mrs. Elbert McPhaul, and
Miss McEachern was appointed by
the permanent chairman ot the
committee, Dr. D. S. Currie of
Parkton, at the first meeting, hied
on May 1. At this meeting, it was
approved that the following rec
ommendations be presented to
the Board for approval; first, that
the offer of Mrs. Claire Johnson
Marley, to re - write her historical
play on Flora MacDonald (for
whom the college is named), into
a pageant, and present it at the
celebration in May 1946, be ac
cepted. Other recommendations
were accepted, and the members
of the Board of Trustees express
ed their deep appreciation to Mrs.
Marley for her generous offer.
• • •
Women’s Club To Meet
The regular meeting of the Bus
iness and Professional Women's
club will be held Friday evening,
June I, at 6 o’clock at the Friendly
dining room. Members will please
call Verna Sheppard at 7788 for
dinner reservations.
Ruby Sikes is in charge of the
program and has as her quest
speaker. Judge John J. Burney,
who will speak on Dumbarton Oaks.
The executive committee will
meet with Verna Sheppard on Mon
day evening at 8 o’clock.
* * *
Pvt. and Mrs. John G. Barn
hardt announce the birth of a son,
John G. Barnhardt, Jr., on May
18. Mrs Barnhardt is the for
mer Betty Fowler.
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mington, who was elected presi
dent of Rebekah State Assembly,
IOOF, at the annual meeting held
in 'Goldsboro on May 20.
prior to her marriage on May 5,
at Camp Croft, S. C., was Miss
Celia Nannette Crawley, daughtei
of Mr. and Mrs. Roger J. Crawley
of Wilson. _
Rebekah State
Officers Named
The annual state meeting of Re
bekah Assembly, IOOF of North
Carolina was held in a restricted
business session on May 20, at
Goldsboro, at which time the fol
lowing officers were elected for
the new term:
President, Miss Elsie Burke, Wil
minton; vice-president, Mrs, Lula
Brandon, Winston-Salem: warden,
Mrs. Nita Stanley, Goldsboro; sec
retary, Mrs. Ethel J. Clapp,
Greensboro; treasurer, Mrs. Hattie
R. Whitaker, of Hendersonville,
marshal, Mrs. Bertha Skipper, Wil
mington; conductor, Mrs. Jose
phine Thomas, Raleigh; chaplain,
Mrs. Grace Remars, Burlington;
inside guardian, Mrs. Inez Ram
sey, Greensboro; outside guardian,
Mrs. Rosa L. Drinkwater.
The Divine services were con
ducted in St. Paul’s Methodist
church. At the opening session,
Monday morning, the welcome ad
dress was given by the presiding
officer of the home lodge, response
by the warden of the assembly,
Mrs. Lula Brandon, of Winston
Salem. An impressive memorial
was presented in the Neuse Hall,
and Wilmington had three mem
bers on the Memorial list: Mrs.
Mamie Swann, Mrs. Dora Branch
and Mrs. Sadie Walton. The State
of the Order Committee reported
the work throughout the state
growing both in members and
financially. The home was found
to be in a satisfactory condition.
S. J. Cherry was delightfully
entertained on his 65th birthday,
Monday, May 21, from 7 until 10
o’clock at a fish fry at the home
of his daughter, Mrs. R. M. Mer
cer. At the close of the evening
a large birthday cake was cut,
decorated in pink and white with
65 candles on it.
Guests included: Mr. Cherry,
honoree, Mrs. Cherry, Miss Eliza
beth Steinken, Mr. and Mrs. R. G.
Stokley, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. J. L.
Cherry, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Mer
cer, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Swann,
Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wil
liams, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Hartis,
Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Mercer, Mr.
and Mrs. Andrew Murray, R. G.
Stokley, Edward Orrell, Mr. and
Mrs. D. M. Coleman, and grand
children, Robert Mercer, Cynthia
Stokley, Jimmie, Albert and Penny
Cherry. His eldest son, Charles
Cherry who resides in Washington,
N C., was unable to attend.
Louise Bashford, ||
J. R. Robson Engaged
I Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Littleton
Bashford of Raleigh, announce the
engagement of their daughter,
Louise Littleton Bashford, of Wil
mington, to J. Richard Dobson of |
Wilmington, son of the fate J. R. III!
and Mrs. Cora Dobson of Wilming.
ton. . jjij
Miss Bashford is a member of
the faculty of New .Hanover High
school, where she is a teacher of
Bible. _ ■
The wedding is to take place on
June 14, at the Tabernacle Baptist
church ki Raleigh. !|!j
* * •
Mr. and Mrs Carl F. Hudson
announce the birth of a son, Terry
Stone Hudson, May 16, at Maricn
Sprunt annex. ii:|
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. Greer B. Craig,
Jr., announcp the birth of a daugh
ter, Linda Jean, May 9, at Marion |l
Sprunt annex. L.
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