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MRS. WALTER DEWITTE NICHOLSON—The former Mary Aim
Stewart, daughter of Mrs, D. M. Stewart and the late Mr. Stewart of Laurinburg, whose marriage took place on February 15 at the First Methodist church in Laurinburg._ GARDEN CALENDAR All question* pertaining to your garden problems will be answered through these columhs if ad dressed to tile garden calendar editor in care of the Wilmington News society editor. IMPATIENS SULANI Mrs. A. M. P. of Marion, writes *f her plant: “Please tell me what is the cause of a sultana Which has many buds get to the coloring stage then fall off before they bloom? Then buds continue to come but fall off again before ma turity?” This may be from too dry soil or too dry air about the plant, or It may be from poor drainage. Tiie sultana wants sunlight, warmth and moisture in the air. It wants excellent drainage, for like all other succulents it requires much water but none standing about the roots. It needs rich soil and when blooming profusely re quires r e gular feeding, Given these it is a constant bloomer. Make sure the drainage1 in the pot is good, then make sure there is moisture in the air from water in an open vessel evaporating close by. Do not let the tempera ture go too low .at night in the room where it is kept. Give a cup ful of liquid manure or a plant tablet once a week while it Is put ting on and maturing buds. Al ways make sure the soil is moist before putting on liquid manure or liquid fertilizer. Constant feeding Is necessary for a plant that makes such rapid growth and pro duces such quantities of bloom as the sultana. If repotting is necessary to get good drainage, put plenty of broken crockery or small pebbles in the bottom of the pot and use a rich garden soil mixed with sand and a little old manure. Cut back and put the pot in a warm sunny window. The plant is naturally well-shaped and when large and covered with its flat flowers it is t striking sight. In England it is trained to a single stem, the side v ■*.•.—j — v.■- — - .. branches being cut off. In this way the flowers show to great advan tage. When grown in bush form, as we do, many of the flowers are hidden by the leaves. The sultana belongs to the spe cies known as impatiens, so-called because of the suddenness with which the seeds burst when touched. Balsam and the native jewel weed of our mountains are members of the same tribe of seed-shootfers. This habit is the means of their wide dissemination of seed, especially in the moun tains where they may fall thou sands of feet after being Shot out into apace by the celled valves of the seedpods. Impatiens sultani, our sultana, was named for the Sultan of Zanzi. bar, from which country Hooker, the botanist, -brought the first plants, which had brilliant scarlet flowers. From this original have come all the eoiors we now have, ranging from white through all Shades of pink, salmon, Chamois, apricot and peach. Some now are almost yellow and some orange. These varied colors came from seed, but any particular shade one wants is kept by raising plants from cuttings, which root readily in moist sand or peat. It is a tender annual and must be brought ih before a breath of frost touches it. In its native land it is a perennial. I have had plants that have come from seed that were self-sowed in the garden year after year, stay green until De cember outside on the south side of the house, but they did not bloom after frost. — February 23, 1947. • • • BIRTH ANNOUNCED Mr. and Mrs. W. Herbert Brew of Leland, announce the birth of a daughter, Luray Brew, February 12 at Marion Sprunt annex. AS A NEW HAT mm A new Orange blossom ring for your wife's diamond will *dd sparkle and brilliance to its beauty and a substantial boost In your personal stand* ing. We will be happy to show you our fine Selection of de* signs and an estimate of cost without obligation. Corner Front & Market Sts. ‘Cynthia Reports” *T CYNfttlA JOHNSON This past week-end was one of the most perfect ones I’ve ever spent, ahd i want to share it with you. It all began on Thursday aft ernoon when the Web Wig dra matic society gave a tea at. Mias Webster’s home in honor of the members of Delta Pei Omega, the senior speech sorority. The house wag decorated in a Valentine motif with hearts and arrows, pa per, of Course, hanging from the chandetiere, and valentines placed around the center piece of red tulips and white snapdragons. Even the cookies were shaped like hearts and iced with red. Miss Webster gave two monologues which were hilarious. During the afternoon Miss Marie Hadad, a music major, played the piano softly for atmosphere music. Friday night I was fortunate to see the production, "Glass Me nagerie” starring Pauline Lord in the role of the mother. The play Itself depicts the life of a mother, her crippled daughter, and her son during the depression in their home in a St. Louis alley. The son was Played by ftichard Johes, die daughter by Jeanne Sheperd, and the gentleman caller by fed ward Andrews. The son told the story and as he related y It, the action took place. The lighting was the most outstanding I have ever seen. The stage , would fee en tirely dark ekcept for a white Spot light on the narrator’s face, and as he spoke, the stage would gradually light up, and the actors would appear in the surroundings of their home and the play would begin, it was said that it took twenty men backstage to work the lighting. "State of the Union” be gan this past Monday, and it has been rumored that we will set "The Ice Man Cometh,” Eugene O’Neil’s latest success. Saturday morning 1 Was fea tures on an interview at Station WGAY in Silver Spring, Md. My radio instructor chose me for the program and «5, bright and early Saturday morning, 7:45, to be ex act, 1 betook myself to the radlc station—and had the most inter esting time ever. Miss Hanley, who is in Charge of the teen-age program over the station and handles all the woman’s pro grams, met me it the door and; introduced me to the Station force. We sat at a table on either side of a bi-directional ribbon mike during the interview, 6nd she read from a script which had been pre pared previously. My answers were spontaneous, but we had talked' a few minutes before the program went on the air, so 1 had sense idea what to expect. She talked about my journalism work and what I hoped to do in the future. And at the end of the inter view, the map in the control room played ‘‘Cynthia’s In Love” and dedicated it to me. After the pro gram wag over, I met the directot of the station, the programming director, the music critic, and the fellas who work in the station. My speech instructor said that she heard the program and thought 1 had done well—but she could still tell I was from the South. The day Students here at Web ster entertained the boarders St a formal dance this past Saturday night. The members of the Art de partment were in charge of deco rations, and they did a beautiful Job with the gym, which, as you know, is always a hard place to beautify. At you entered the gym, you walked through a huge wood in-framed heart fiankto oh either side by neutral colored backdrops and scattered With lace and paper hearts. The top of the gym was hung with twisted red and white erfepe paper caught up in the center of the gym With a huge ouncn « red nnuoons. The light ing came front twelve floor lamps down either side of the gym and from one Urge spotlight on the balcony overlooking one eng of the gym. On one side of the stage was a huge bapkat containing branches of greenery and a florist box. The basket was outlined by a lamp' that shone from behind it, illuminating it so it resembled a silhouette. On the opposite Side of the stage the orchestra was set up, ahd a Cluster light outlined them as the single latnp did the basket. Strapless evening dresses, full skirts, and especially hoops were prominent among the girls while tweed suits, tuxedoes, and even "tails” formed the attire oi the men, 1 think gardenias held the lead in flowers while white orchids ran them • close second. There were over three hundred boys present, most of them hav ing been invited from Georgetown, Catholic university, and Maryland university. Sambas, rhumbas, and the goo<j old jitterbug wet# the most popular dances, and needless to say, everybody sho' did have a‘fine time. Things were pretty quiet ttoilnd here the first of the Week. The weather ha* gotten right much warmer, but has her cloudy all week. In the musical world, "You Broke the Only Heart That fiver Loved You” and "I'll Close My Eyes” are in first place. But you still hear the surpressed hum of that ever-popuiar pleading ballad, "Open the Boor, Richard/' In the world of movies, "The Jolson Story," "Humorousqu*” and "the Dark Mirror" art en top of the "must" list. Congratulation* to two more young people of my old home town who are now members of the married set. All th* best in the world, and may you alwayi be happy—thtse wishes are for you, Mary McCarl Wilson — and you, Mac. In a student assembly this past week we had the honor of hearing an address by Mrs. Lilian MOwrer who is the wife of Edward MoW-* rei, the author and Bulitzer prize winner. She spoke on th* Women’s Action Committee which h&s been formed to further an understand ing of the titf organization, Being English, her accent brought smiles to the fioes Of us Ameri cans, but she proved to be a de lightful speaker, ahd held our at tention from the very beginning Of her speech until the closing sen tence. Sho’ was proud to hear of the wonderful record the Wildcat basketball team made for them attvea — and tar HHHS—this *ea MRS. MCCULLOCH BROGDEN WILSON, JR.—Who prior to her wedding Saturday afternoon, February 15 at the First Presbyterian church in Wilmington was Miss Mary Beall McCarl, daughter of Mrs. R. C. McCarl and the late Mr. McCarl of Wrightsville Sound. Sgt. Wilson is the son of McC. B. Wilson and the late Alma Peschau Wilson of Wilmington. Miss Marjorie Clark Becomes Bride Of Warren K. Barfield In Clarkion CLARKTON, Feb. 22. — A wed ding of simple beauty and dignity was solemnised in the Clarkton Presbyterian church on Sun day evening, February 16, at 8 O’clock, when Miss Marjorie Clark, daughter of Mrs. Eric C. Clark and the late Mr. Clark, became the bride of Warren Kilge Barfield, son of Mrs. Robert William Barfield and the late Rev. Mr. Barfield of New Bern, the vows being spoken before Rev. John Mack Walker, Jt., of Roanoke Rapid, brother-in law of the bride, and Rev. J. W. Miller, pastor of the church. The chancel of the church was lovely in a nuptial setting of long leaf pine, southern evergreens and seven-branched candelabra holding burning cathedral candles, and floor baskets of white gladioli and snapdragons. Prior to the ceremony, Mrs Jas H. Clark of Elizabethtown, aunt ol the bride, rendered a program of hiiptial music including: Brahm's “Waltz", Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata”, Massenet’s “Meditation from Thais”, Masaqui’s "Intermez zo” and Wagner’s "Evening Star’. At the- ceremony hour William C. Barfield of Wilmington, brother oi the bridegroom, sang “Because' by d’Hardelot and a vested choir, composed of Marvin Barfield, oi New Bern, William C. Barfield of Wilmington, Mesdames R. A. Wat son and O. G. Richardson of New Bern, brothers and sisters of the bridegroom sang, "O, Perfect Love” by Barnby, and at the con clusion of the ceremony, “Breatht on me, Breath of God” by Robert Jacobs. Mrs. Clark aoftly played “Liebestraum” during the cere Itiony. The traditional wedding marches were used as a proces sional and recessional. The bride a lovely and talented brunette, entered on the arm of her brother, Luther Clark, by whom she was given in mar riage. She was attired in white embroidered taffeta with tight fitting bodice, buttoned down the back with sweetheart neckline. The tight fitting sleeves extended to a point over the hands and were edg ed with narrow Valenciennes lace. The full skirt was Of tulle over em broidered taffeta and extended into a full train. Her wedding veil il lusion was arranged coronet style and adorned with orange blossoms. It extended the full length of the train. Her only ornament was a hand some gold necklace, an heirloom, owned by her great-grandmother, the late Mrs. Margaret Cur riS Clark. Her arm bouquet was of bride’s roses and valley lil ies elaborately showered. The bride was attended by her sister, Mrs. John Mack Walker Jr., of Roanoke Rapids, as matron-of son. I really missed seeing the games— the student-faculty game tier* at Webster is the only bas ketball game I saw the whole season. But even way up here in D, C. I’ve heard of your victories, and I’m mighty happy! I guess it’s a little early to be thinking about Easter, but if, it meant that you’d be going home and be with your folks, you’d find that it was your every thought. During Lent my roommate and 1 have given up lots of luxuries, chocolate candy among them. But she had received two two-pound boxes of Valentine candy this past week-end, so Tuesday night we ate ourselves to death, knowing that come Wednesday morning we would have to wait forty days be fore popping another piece of cho colate into our mouths. We didn’t lUCCeed in devouring both boxes —at least not completely—but 1 feel I’m speaking of both of us when I »ay that it will be much longer than forty days before we 11 be interested in candy of any sort. OUtss that’s about all for now. Well, the Deah’i List was an nounced today, add I was mighty proud when Miss Webster got to the Speech school, and 1 was the only speech major on the list. Kind of makes the being away from home a little easier. But, I still can't wait for Easter and va cation-time to come. So long. honor, and by her niece, Miss Ann McQueen Clark of Elizabethtown as maid-of-honor. Both were identi cal dresses of white faille with tight fitting bodice, full skirts and a low neckline, slightly off shoulders. They carried arm bou quets of scarlet roses. Little Miss Margaret Whitten of Charlotte, niece of the bride was flower girl and was attired in white and car ried a basket of scarlet roses pet als which she scattered down the aisle of the church. The bridegroom was attended by his brother, B. Manley Barfield of Lumberton as best man and by Conrad Clark of Elizabethtown, Ju lian J. Clark of Charlotte, John Blue Clark, Memphis, Tenn., and Stuart Brodie of New Bern, as groomsmen. Immediately after the ceremony the bride and bridegroom left for a short honeymoon, after which they will make their home in Ra leigh. 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