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- —_aLTKIE E©GST gliW ©E g»B®®l9Bfe9 AME> E’UfASyiag'te j~ ’ — - WILMINGTON, N. C-. SUNDAY. SEPTEMBER 15. 1946 " SECTION-B T"1 I I "tmii nimiM _ —- - - - ■■■ 1 Elinor Romeo, M-Sgt. Haines Are Wed Here ,Ws Spoken Yesterday Aft ernoon at Trinity Metho dist Church At 3 o’Clock tte wedding of Miss Elinor f,.aces Remo, daughter of Mr. 1 Mrs. Robert Romeo of Wil son, and Master Sergeant pancis G- Hair.es of Myrtle Beach, ('c s0n of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Ly of Wilmington, took place ‘“-•erdav afternoon at 3’ o'clock at J'jtv Methodist church. Dr. Wal ir Patton dean of Louisburg col L and Rev. E. B. Fisher, pas of the church, performed the teremoney. Hiss Romeo was attended by ■ j tjster, Mrs. Alton M. Hayes ‘/Jacksonville, Fla., as matron-of ;o„or and only attendant. Sgt. i ines had as his best man David Chadwick, Jr., of Wilmington rd his ushers were 0. B. Romeo, ,letter of the bride. Hiss Romeo entered the church 'her father by whom she was (iven in marrigae and wore for be- wedding a light gray wool suit nth black accessories and .a. cor ,,je of puple orchids. Hrs, Hayes wore a black suit [Continued on Page 2; Column 8) 1 Methodist Women Plan District Educational Seminar On Tuesday The annual District Educational ■ Seminar of the Wilmington Dis jfid of the Woman’s Society of Christian Service will meet at Trinity Methodist church on Thurs day, September 19 at 10 o’clock. Mrs. B. F. Boone, of Fairmont, conference secretary of Mission ary Education and Service, has planned a wonderful day of in spiration and information. Other outstanding leaders who will be present and take part on the pro gram are Mrs. B. B. Slaughter, conference secretary of spiritual Site; Mrs. J. H. Cutchin, conference secretary of Christian Social Re lations; Mrs, Hubert Odom, con ference secretary of Youth Work; Mrs. D. L. Fouts, jurisdictional secretary of Youth Work and con ference secretary of Missionary Personnel; Mrs. J. T. Doughtie, secretary of Wilmington district. The opening devotional will be by Mrs. W. C. Davis of Wilmington. At the close of the program, fouP meetings will be held on Missionary Education, Christian 1 Social Relations, Youth Work, Spiritual Life, Missionary Person Pel and Organization and Pro notion. Officers for the new district set Pp wiU be elected and installed at . .s lme< All women of the dis tend 316 *nv^ec* anc* ur&ed to at church?1 WiU be S6rVed at the * • * Local Artists Form Club Here, Plans Outlined lw!H!neet.in5 which was held »ieYdw rlgA’ ,September 12> at or?an'i7=*: A' for the Purpose of tend, uIOn an Art cIub was at Persons ? about thirty interested »'JS Dorothea McDow >-xecutive director of the “Y”, of art*35 also made quite a study the presided, briefly explaining to, .h °posed Plans and program each n group’ and requested that or ‘ ,Person Present state what he Ihi, * was most interested in. lhuSi/!?uest was met with en ed th , C resPbnse. which reveal »'er,' -f16 1Ti0.st desired subject silk 5 011 pamting, water colors, ^enciw11 prints> block printing, and ng’ metal work, woodwork, deen °mm5n desire by all for a studyr appreciation of art and the . ot the basic orineinles bein„’?s decided that for the time too f *l Wou'd be best not to have ever °rmal an organization, how ele,, ,a steering Committee was P o s ° and nominated for the pur m0rtu , of mapping out several tjinj s Programs, and studies, ob tor s necessary speakers, instruc L0s s’ models, ect. Miss Emma the ^n Wa? chosen as Chairman of bej-^°mmittee, other members ea t Jrlaude Howell, Miss Doroth and ‘cDowe11, Mrs. C. B. Davis, stion • S Louise Lanier. A work nja„ Wl11 he operated every Thurs , evening, effective immediately, Y™ning at 7:30 o'clock, at the ,.js C. A., open to anyone who Pat?6- t0 draw- Paint or partici e m ar>y other manner; how ^#*tinned on page 2; Column 6) Cake-Cuiling Given Friday Mr. and Mrs. Alton M. Hayes of Jacksonville, Fla., entertained on Friday evening with a cake cutting immediately following the Haines - Romeo rehearsals. The party was given at the home of' Mrs. Hayes’ parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Romeo on North 15th street. Mixed fall flowers were used throughout the hcuse in attractive arrangements and in the' dining room the bride’s table, laid with a lace cloth, held a centerpiece of w h i t e chrysanthemums and gladioli in a crystal container flanked by tall tapers in three branched candlesticks. Bridal ices and cakes were served during the evening. Guests included me.mbers of the wedding party, out - of-town guests and members of the two families. • * * BIRTH ANNOUNCED Mr. and Mrs. William F. Cor bett of Greensboro, announce the birth of a son, William Fisher Cor bett, III, on September 13, at Duke hospital. Mrs. Corbett is the for mer Elizabeth Benbow of Greens boro. Miss Nancy Lee McCulloch Bride Of Li. Robert Lee Bridger, Jr. ELIZABETHTOWN, Sept. 14.— Miss Nancy Lee McCulloch, daughter of Mrs. Edgar F. Mc Culloch and the late Mr. McCul loch of Elizabethtown, and Lieu tenant Robert Lee Bridger. Jr., Dental Corps, Army of the United States, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Bridger of Bladenboro, were mar ried in a beautiful ceremony at the Army Post Chapel, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, on Friday, September 6, at 9:30 p.m., the vows being taken before the post chaplain who used the double ring service. . , The chancel of the chapel was lovely in a nuptial setting oi palms, floor baskets of white glad ioli, • and burning cathedral candles. Prior to the ceremony Robert K. Reed , organist, ren dered a program of nuptial music which included “Panis Angelicus by Franck: "Clouds” by Ceiga: “Liebestraum” by Liszt: "To a Wild Rose” by MacDowell. At the ceremony hour, W. E. Gursc , soloist, sang “B e c a u s e by d’Hardelot. and “The Lord s Pray er" by Malotte. The traditional wedding march es were used as a processional and recessional. The bride was attired in a brown silk crepe street length dress, fashioned on princess lines. She wore alligator accessories, and a purple throated orchid as a corsage. Her small brown hat was trimmed with chartreuse feathers and draped with match ing veil. Mrs. Norman T. Harris attend ed as matron-of-honor. She was attired in chartreuse soft crepe and wore black accessories. Her shoulder corsage was of gar denias. Immediately following the cere mony, Lieut, and Mrs. Bridger left for a short honeymoon, and ex pect to return to North Carolina in the near future after Lieut. Bridger is transferred to further duty. • Mrs. Bridger is the second youngest daughter of Mrs. Edgar F. McCulloch and the late Mr. Mc Culloch of Elizabethtown. She was educated at Peace Junior college and the Woman’s college of the University of North Carolina. Dur ing the war period she was private secretary to Colonel Remington Orsinger at Camp Mackall, and since that time she has served as secretary to the Bladen county Board of Education. Lieut. Bridger, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Bridger of Bladenboro, was educated at Wake Forest col lege and graduated from the School of Dentistry at Emory uni versity, Atlanta, Ga.-, in June. He is a member of the Pi Psi Phi professional fraternity. In July he passed the State Dental Board andj was preparing to enter the prac tise of his profession, when he was called to the service c-f his coun try. Since August 1, he has been stationed at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. Lt. and Mrs. Bridger are both members of prominent Bladen county families and have a wide circle of friends throughout the state. They expect to return to North Carolina, next week, for a short furlough before Lt. Bridger is as signed to further .duty. American Legion Auxiliary Plans To Aid Veterans With Special Shops The American Legion auxiliary j has planned gift shops for the vete rans who are in hospitals so that the patients may do their share of family shopping for Christmas. For many of us the war is over, but for thousands of men it is not. Many are still battling for their health, and will be in hospitals a long time. Most of these men have families and are looking forward to the time they can enjoy being with them again. Most of them will be home for Christmas and it is of them the Auxiliary is thinking in connection with the gift shop plan. The auxiliary members are asked to contributs to.this plan by donating gifts that would be suit able for different ages of chil dren and adults. These gifts are sent to Fayetteville and other veteran hospitals, in care of the auxiliary service worker in each hospital. The gifts are displayed and the veterans may select one for each person he wishes to re member at home. Then the anx iliary members of the Unit nearest the hospital wrap and mail the gifts for the patients. There is no charge at all to the veteran for this gift or service. The gifts from local Unit no. 10 wil be mailed the first ofDecember in order that they may reach thg, veterans’ homes before Christmas. MRS. RICHARD JONES REID, JR. — Top left, the former Anne Fayssoux Davis of Durham, niece of Mrs. Wright Dixon of this city, whose marriage to Lt. Comdr. Reid, USN, took place recently at St. Phillip’s Episcopal church in Durham. The couple is now resid ing in Philadelphia where Com mander Reid is stationed. MISS HILDA RAY BLUE - ?op center, daughter of Mrs. Ale: V Blue and the late Mr. Blue of Carthage, whose engagement is an nounced to Rev. Charles William Worth of Wilmington, son of the late Dr. and Mrs. George C. Worth of Wilmington and China. The wedding will take place on October 19. MISS MARILYN GARVER—Top right, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Garver, an attractive addi tion to the younger social contin gent, who is residing at 6 Mallard street, Wrightsville Beach. Miss Garver will leave this week to en ter the freshman class at the Woman’s college of the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. Miss Garver, with her parents, has recently moved to Wilmington to make her home. Her father is president of the Garver Manufac turing company which will soon begin construction of a factory here. (Staff photo by Pete Knight). MRS. RICHARD LEMUEL CRO MARTIE, JR.—Center, of Garland, who before her marriage on Sep tember 7 at Duke University chap el was Miss Emma Norris Har mon, of Durham, daughter of Rev.; and Mrs. John Calvin Harmon of Creswell. Mr. Cromartie is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Cromartie of Garland. MRS. ROBERT LEE BRIDGER, JR.—Lower center, who* prior to der marriage on September 6 at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, was Miss Nancy Lee Mc Culloch, daughter of Mrs. Edgar F. McCulloch and the late Mr. Mc Culloch of Elizabethtown. Lt. Bridger is the son of Mr. and Mrs. y. L. Bridger of Bladenboro. Billie Sidbury, Robert Little Complete Plans Wedding To Take Place Mon day Afternoon, September 23 At 5 o’Clock Plans have been completed for the wedding of Miss Billie Daniel Sidbury, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. Buren Sidbury, and Robert Al bright Little, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Little of Wilmington. The ceremony will be solemnized on Monday afternoon, September 23, at 5 o’clock at Grace Metho dist church, and will be followed by a reception to be held at the Cape Fear Country club. Miss Sidbury has chosen her sister, Dr. Rowena Sidbury Hall of Raleigh, for her matron-of honor, .and her bridesmaids Miss Margaret Rorison, Miss Gibbs Holmes, Miss Emma Trask and Miss Juliette Robertson all of Wil mington. Mr. Little will be attended by his father as best man and his groomsmen will be'James I. Cor bett, Jr., Walker Taylor, 3rd, James F. Robertson, Jr., and J. Buren Sidbury, Jr., all of Wil mington. No invitations are being issued but friends are cordially invited to attend. Wilmington, N, C, Sept. 16, 1946a Dear Peggy: If ever there is a season when local news seems to be at a standi still, this is it. The gay whirl of events at the beaches Is about over early fall activities in the city will not commence for another two for this summer, with many families moving to town daily, and the weeks yet. At Wrightsville Beach you will find a sprinkling of summer colonists lingering on, for the remainder of the month, and mainly it is those who have no children in school, or those who remain at the resort to enjoy the September fishing, and a few who are simply relaxing and resting after the strenuous social season has ended and before the active fall arrives with its attendant complex duties. It seems to me that from now until Christmas is the busiest time of the year. Homes must be gotten in readiness. Daughters and sons must be outfitted and sent away to schools and colleges. Preparations must be made for that long awaited vacation trip that mother and father have been planning since 1941. But regardless of what category you find yourself in, there is never an idle moment from September 16 on. Friends see very little of each other during this “in-between” season, because the majority of us are spending most of our waking hours with cleaning women, wall washers, floor polishers, painters, garden* ers, decorators, and "what have you.” But after your house has been thoroughly scrubbed and polished from attic to cellar, after each snowy white curtain has been carefully hung in place, after each piece of furniture has been waxed until it shines like satin, and positively every bit of silver and brass gleams brightly, don’t you experience a thrill of accomplishment that is well worth your trouble? Then, as at no other time during the year, do I realize the poignancy of the words: “Be It Ever So Humble, There Is No Place Like Home,” which all reverts to the same old truism that to really appreciate anything, you must first work hard for it. Several valuable pieces of residential property changed hands in Wilmington recently. Suppose you heard that Mrs. Frank M, Koss (Continued on Page 4; Column It Duke Universiiy Chapel Is Scene Of Cromariie-Harmon Wedding Vows In the chapel of Duke university on Saturday afternoon, September 7, Miss Emma Norris Harmon, oi Durham, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. John Calvin Harmon of Cres well, became the bride of Richard Lemuel Cromartie, Jr., of Garland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rich ard Lemuel Cromartie of Garland. The double- ring ceremony, which took place at 4 o’clock, was per formed by the bride’s father in a setting of white lilies, gladioli and chrysanthemums. I n t e rspersed with palms were white cathedral candles. , Prior to the ceremony Mrs. Bert Cunningham played “Estrellita”, ! arranged by LaFcrge, Schubert’s I “Serenade”, “Liebestraum” by Liszt and “Claire de Lune” by De bussy. Thomas R. Howerton, Jr., sang “Because” by de Hardelot and “I Love Thee” by Grieg, and following the benediction he sang “The Lord’s Prayer.” The tradi tional wedding march by Mendels sohn was used as recessional. The bride, who was give" in mar riage by her brother, John Calvin Harmon, Jr., o f Greensboro and New York, wore a wedding gown of nylon brocade with a yoke of fine marquisette with bertha. The sleeves, long and tightly fitted over the wrist, were finished in points. The back was bouffant style, end ing in a long train. Her fingertip veil of illusion fell from a coronet of seed pearls. Her only ornament was an heirloom cross on a gold chain belonging to her maternal grandmother. She carried a white. prayer book showered with tiny white flowers tied with bridal rib bon and topped with a white or chid. Miss Arleine Colvard, of Dur ham, was maid-of-honor. She wore a gown of green duvetyn, with fitted bodice, full skirt and cameo neckline, with long gloves of the same shade. She carried a bouquet of Yellow Glow roses and wore in her hair a matching coro net. The bridegroom’s best man was his father. Ushers were: William M. Poteat, of Wake Forest, John Olive of Durham, Calvin Warren of Garland, and Claude Fike of Ahos kie. The mother of the bri'$e wore a navy blue ensemble with a corsage of gardenias. The bridegroom’s mother wore brown crepe with beige hat and accessories. Her cor sage was of talisman roses. Mrs. J. C. Roberts of Garland, grand mother of the groom, wore black with a corsage of red roses. [ Following the ceremony the ! bride’s parents entertained in the reception room at the Duke uni versity union. Greeting the guests and introducing them to the re ceiving line were Mrs. H. Howell Lewis and Mrs. William Bryan Taylor. The dining able was cen tered with the wedding cake. On either side were bowls of white roses and baby’s breath flanked by chrystal candelabra holding whit* candles. Mrs. E. M. Stafford of Durham, assisted by Miss Frances Daniel of Virgilina, Va., served the cake after the bride and groom had cut the first slice. Miss Helen Kendall poured punch. Assisting in serving were Mrs. J. C. Harmon, Jr. Miss Frances Edwards, Mrs. Hendry K. MacKenzie, Miss Grace Plyler and Mrs. C. W. Roberts. Mrs. Brad Wofford of Rantoul, 111., sister of the groom, presided at the bride’s book. Both Mr. and Mrs. Cromartie are graduates of Duke university. Aft er a wedding trip to Sea Island, Ga„ they will return to Chapel Hill i where Mr. Cromartie will continue his studies at the Law school of the University of North Carolina. Among the out-of - town guests were: Mrs. Brad Wofford of Ran toul, 111., Mrs. J. C. Roberts of Garland, Miss Pauline Cromartie, Miss Sevilla Wright, and Mr. and Mrs. P. R. Smith of Wilmington, Miles Thomberg of Gastonia, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Coburn of Gra ham, Lieut, and Mrs. George War ren of Benson,. Mr. and Mrs. Jas per Parham of Henderson, Mrs. W. S. Daniel. Russel beat and Misses Marguerite and Frances Daniel of Virgilina, Va., Mr. and Mr. and Mrs. John C. Harmon, Jr. of Greensboro, Dr. and Mrs. A.N. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Crom artie, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Stafford, Mrs. Angus Cromartie, Miss Anna bel Sloan. Mrs. W. H. Sloan, Mrs. Milton Carter, Mrs. Colman Car ter, and Mrs. A. D. Cromartie of Garland.