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.... — • x~— —_tanriHiig togst euiry @f ^©©Brngsg am© ipiugA8iuiiag»» - ---WILMINGTON, N. c7sUNDAY,~FEBRUARY 16, 1947 1 -----SECTION’—ft —-it Winter Fride Is Entertained At Lovely Event Mrs. Harry C. James Feted By Mrs. Wooiien And Mrs. James At Luncheon Mrs. Harry C. James, who prior to her marriage on January 19 v.as Miss Dolores Holt Cheatham of Burlington, was honored on Thursday a«t Fc’?e Hill on Brad ley's Creek by Mrs. William G. James and Mrs. Edward Y. Woot ten. The bride's table was centered Y'ith an arrangement of white flowers. Guests were invited for 1:15 o'clock and included: Mrs. Harry C. James, honoree. Mrs. Dan Cameron. Mrs. Stanley Winborne, Jr.. Mrs. Franklin Bell, Mrs. James Lyell Mrs. Franklin Elmore, Mrs. Georce E. Kidder, Mrs. Thomas H. Wright, Jr., Mrs. Bruce B. Cameron, Jr., Mrs. Al lan Taylor Strange, Richard W. Cantwell, Jr., Mrs. Robert C. Cantwell, III, Mrs. Thomas H. Wright, Mrs. Thomas B. Grainger, Mrs. Bradley J. Wooten. Mrs. Isaac B. Grainger, Mrs. William Clark James, Mrs. John Dunn. Mrs. James I. Metts, Mrs. Em mett H. Durham. Mrs. Frank R Reynolds, Mrs. Bryan Broadfoot. Mrs. Gene Fonvielle, Mrs. Hugh Morton. Mrs. William H. Thorn ten, Mrs. Ransey Weathersbee, Jr-, Mrs. Robert W. Blake, Miss Elizabeth Hardwicke. Miss Louise Veils, Miss Mary Wooten, Miss Midge Strange, Miss Peggy Moore, Miss Jane LeGrand, Miss cnarlotte Sprunt, and Miss Mary London James. American Home Department Of Sorosis To Meet Mrs. N. D. Edwards, chairman Jr the Garden club of North Caro 'na Sorosis. will snonsor the American Home Department meeting on Thursday afternoon at -- 30 o clock at the Soros:s club 7USe when Miss Ruth Ble^-rman j' dlc high school faculty will ad 0|ess the group. Mrs. Paul Burton is leader of p1c Pr°gram and a social hour will w oe'd following the program. ^.rs' H. Ferguson and Mrs. H. ■ -"ewland will be in charge of refreshments. * * * Three Host- Fete Mrs. B. L. Von Cannon brH*S' th- Von Cannon, recent P , e' "as honored on Thursday. ^eoruai-y 6. at the home of Mrs. Mr " Williams. Mrs. Williams, it S'. ’tohn Von Cannon and Mrs. 11011 Matthews were hostesses, bv^u"' usefut gift0 were lece’ved 7,...1(1 hor.orec. A delicious iced triP'? 'VER ser . d. About forty ds attended the affair. t ___ "Ten Little Indians," Mystery Play, Be Staged This Spring By Thalians The Broadway hit show, “'Ten Lit tle Indians,” a mystery Dlay by Agatha Christie was written in book form under the title of ‘‘And then produced on Broadway a movie of the same name and then was produced on Broadway in 1944 as ‘‘Ten Little Indians,” will be offered by the Thalians for the Wilmington theatre goers as one of the spring productions. The theme of the play is written around the nursery rhyme “Ten little indians went out to dine, one fell along, the way and then there were nine” and so on until the end, but of course like all mysteries one should not devulge the end or else they may spoil the story. _ The cast is composed of nine men and three women and gives an excellent opportunityy for some good acting. Public tryouts will be held in or der to enable all persons interest ed in acting to attend and try out for the parts. The Thalians are particular interested in finding new talent to present to the Wilmington public. So to all those people who want to try their talent for acting remember the tryouts for “Ten Little Indians”. The play will be under the direc tion of James McKoy, a well known Thalian. Tryout date will be an nounced this week. Miss Sara Belle Wheat Of Texas Bride Of Carl Herbert Abel, Jr. Of wide interest to the many j friends of the bridegroom here was the marriage of Miss Sara Belie Wheat, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wilbur Wheat oi 5726 Mercedes avenue. Dallas. Texas, to Carl Herbert Abel, Jr., son of Commander and Mrs. Carl H Abel of Fort Lauderdale. Fla., which took place Saturday. Febur arv 1. in the Episcopal Church of Incarnation in Dallas. The Rev. C. Gresham Marmion. Jr., read the vows as the couple stood before hn altar arrangement of tvbe roses and Boston fern and ,!g*-ted taners. * T^e b”'de \v''o. was d3ven in marriage b- ^ r"u‘' '• WES j j,. , '■ -epe des'gneo ... r - - - : * " " ' hands and full swept graceful train. Her finger-tip veil of im posed illusion fell from a calot of illusion. A ruffle of heirloom rose point lace framed her face and a cape-length of illusion edged in rose-point lace fell from the bare of the calot. The bride carri ed a prayer bork topped with a white orchid and skewered with white Roman hyacinths with white satin streamers. Her on'” Jewelry was a strand of pearls, gift of the bridegroom. Mrs. D. R- Sellers of Dallas was matron-nf-honor and Miss RossTe Baird of Dallas was bridesmaid. COMDR. rfvt MAN C'mrrrder Abel. USCC way n-.e? rna” f^r his yon. Hrher‘ eTe ;h.e bride's brother, Char’es Wil (Continued on Page 2, Col. 7) Slightly Off The Record Wilmington, N. C. February 16, 1947. Dear Peggy: — Of paramount interest to society in Wilmington ana tnrougnoui the entire state this week-end is the announcement made by Mr. and Mrs. Raymond H. Holland of 510 Dock street of the engagement of their daughter, Carolyn, to Alexander M. Hall, son- of Mrs. Alexander M. Hall and the late Mr. Hall, of this city, the wedding to take place in the fall. Carolyn is a lovely and vivacious blonde debutante, having made her official bow to North Carolina society in Raleigh on Sep tember 13 at The Debutante’s Ball, and in Wilmington between Christmas and New Year’s when her Godmother, Mrs. Sam Nash, Jr., entertained in her honor at a festive cocktail party at her home, in Country Club Pines. She is a graduate of St. Mary’s School at Raleigh and of The Catharine Gibbs School in New York City, having graduated from the latter last spring with highest honors, which is definite proof that our charming young bride-elect is the possessor of both good looks AND brains. Carolyn is the granddaughter of Robert H. Northrop and the late Mrs. Mary Wright Northrop, of Wilmington, a great-niece of Thomas H. Wright, and a cousin of The Right Rev. Thomas H. Wright, Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of East Carolina. “Sonny” Hall, as he is affectionately called by his host of friends in the city saw service as an officer in the U. S. Army for the past five years and since hi^ return to civilian life has re sumed his connection with The Wilmington Savings and. Trust Co., wnere ne held a position for some time prior to entering the service. He is a great favorite in society, being well likd by young and old alike. “Sonny” is the brother of Mrs. Thomas W. Keith and Mrs, John C. Wessell, Jr., and is a cousin of Mrs. Graham Kenan and Mrs. J. K. Wise of Wilmington and St. Augustina, Fla., Mrs. Alex Sprunt and her daughter Miss Charlotte Sprunt have gone to New Orleans for a month’s visit,with Mrs. Sprunt’s brothers and sisters, the Freres. This week they are attending Mardi Gras. The traditional carnival season opened on January 6, and the metro polis has indulged in an increasing number of balls and celebrations, jwith colorful street parades adding to the gaiety since that date. On ! Tuesday. February 18, the night before Ash Wednesday, when the I quiet and restraint of Lent begins. Mardi Gras will be over for another i year. One of the most beautiful entertainments of the pre-Lenten season | took place last evening from 6:30 until 10 o’clock when Mr. and Mrs. L. lau. Campbell charmingly entertained at cocktails at their home ’n Oleander. The lower floor of the Campbell home was artistically dec: rated with native greenery and spring flowers in profusion. Ail of Patty Campbell’s flower arrangements were exquisite works of ait and her reputation of being able to perform miracles with flowers is not one bit exaggerated. In the dining room the table was covered wnh a lovely imported banquet cloth and centre.d with a low ar ms r> rs. Here a de me hundred guests who t . re n'■< f c: ^ga. Turn., nee Esth Elliot. , ‘ ° L •” it.w.ued to her k me cn Friday af.cr a visit ot several j (Continued on Page 3, Col. if Miss Mary Beall McCarl Bride Of First Sergeant McC. B. Wilson The stately First Presbyterian church of Wilmington was the scene Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock of a wedding of simplicity and beauty, when Miss Mary Beal] McCarF became the bride of First Sergeant McCulloch Brogden Wil son, Jr., Army of the United States. The vows were spoken before an altar arrangement of white snap dragons and tall cathedral tapers. The chancel had a background oi palms, cybodium ferns and stand ing arrangements holding white burning tapers. The couple were joined in mar riage by the Dr. William Crowe, Jr., pastor of the church, and the Rev. E. W. Halleck, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church. The nuptial music, rendered by Edwin Clark, church organist, in cluded Ciair de Lune by DeBussy. the love music from Tristan and Isolde, March from Brahm’s First Symphony, an<j the Prelude to Act Three of Lohengrin. A Chopin noc turne was played during the cere mony. and the traditional wedding marches from Lohengrin and A Midsummer Night’s Dream were used for the processional and re cessional. The bride entered on the arrn of her brother, Cadet James Mal colm McCarl, of The Citadel. (Continued on Page 5, Col. 41 Sorosis Garden Club Will Stage Fashion Show and Card Tournament • _ _ Aiiractive Young Ladies Will Model Laiesi In Spring And Summer Fashions Plans hive been completed for the benefit bridge tournament and fashion show of the latest spring styles which will be held on Fri day evening at 8 o clock when the Garden club of North Carolina So rosis will entertain at the club house. Finds raised from the event will be used by the club in the be?ut:f'cation of the grounds of the clubhouse. Tb" fashion .show, which is to | begin promptly at 8 o’c’oc'r. ''ith • hr 10 ■rupment retting 'underway at 8:30 o’clock, will have an at tractive display of aU types e; spring and summer attire shown by Macdonalds and Lelia Corbins with the following young ladies ol Wilmington acting as models: Mrs. Bruce B. Cameron. Jr.. Miss Elizabeth Hardwicke. Miss Louise Wells. Miss Mary Ann Cheatham. Mrs. Franklin Elmore. Miss Ann Johnston and Miss Sara Brad shaw. Players in the game have been reo.uested to bring their cards. Mrs. C. S. Lo.wrimore is general chairman and is being assisted by Mrs. John Knox Ward, chairman of table reservations, telephone 6123. Mrs. 1. M. Craig 7284: Mrs. Walter F. Yoop, 5857 anr Miss Dcrothv Forbes. Junior Sorosis e trer' -• P ' Mrs. J. H. Fussell. deco ations; Mrs. W. L. Williford, refresh ments. [Pid li res MRS. ROBERT COURTNEV PRIDGEN—Top left, the forme* Janie Frances Hair, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ashford Hair of Fayetteville, who was married on February 1 at Calvary Metho dist church in Fayetteville, Mar, Pridgen is tl e son of Mrs. Robert C. Pridgen a id the late Mr. Prid gen of Warsaw. MISS CAROLYN WRIGHT HOL LAND—Top center, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hardy Holland, of this city, whose engagement hat been announced to Alexander Sprunt Hall, son of Mrs. Alexander M. Hall and the late Mr. Hall of Wilmington. MRS. EUGENE KENDELL EAKES—Top right, of Clinton, who before her marriage on February P at Riley’s C$-eek church, Rocky Point, was Miss Effie Lee Clark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Clark of Rocky Point. MISS MARY NORMA LEVINE— Lower left, whose engagement i( announced today to .Tulien Weinkl*, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Weinkle of Miami Beach, Fla. Miss Levin* is the daughter of Mr. and Mr*. Julius Levine of Wilmington. MISS ANN BENNETT—Lower center, of Winston-Salem, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Archer Ben nett of Winston-Salem, whose en gagement is announced today to James Perry Willis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Meade Homer Willis also of Winston-Salem. Miss Bennett is so ciety editor of the Journal-Sentinel, Winston-Salem. MRS. SELVIN EDGAR SHIELDS—Lower right, the former Florence Lillian Woodbury, daugh ter of Mrs. LeRoy Beatty Woodbury of Wilmington, who was married on February 4 to Lt. Shields of Topeka, Kansas at Columbus, Ga. Lt. Shields is stationed ta Fort Ben ning, Ga. * * * Miss Holland, Alexander Hall Engaged To Wed Prospective Bride Is Daughter Of Mr. And Mrs. Raymond H. Holland Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hardy Holland announce the engagement of their daughter, Carolyn Wright, to Alexander Sprunt Hail, son ot Mrs. Alexander M. Hall and the late Mr. Hall of Wilmington. Miss Holland is a graduate ot St. Mary’s Junior college in Ra leigh and Katharine Gibbs School in New York ci y. Mr. Hall is now connected with the Wilmington Savings and Trust company, having served the last four years in the armed forces. The wedding will take place in the fall. * • BIRTH ANNOUNCED Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. C. Habenicht announce the birth ot a daughter. Mary Gwendolyn, Feb ruary 8 at Marion Sprunt annex. Mrs. Habenicht is the former Gwendolyn Shaw.