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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
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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. For traveling, Mrs. Barfield
wore a pearl grey suit with brown
accessories and a corsage lifted
from her bridal bouquet.
Mrs. Barfield was graduated
from Peace college, Raleigh. She
is a talented musician and for the
last two years has been in the in
surance business at Clarkton, hav
ing been first associated with her
father, and since his death, with
her brother, Luther Clark.
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Major A. E. Spees Daughter To Mam
Army Officer March 15 In Germany
WRESBADEN, Germany, Feb.
22.—The approaching marriage of
Miss Bonnie Ruth Spees, daughter
of Major and Mrs. Alden E. Specs,
former residents of Wilmington,
North Carolina and Blackwell,
Oklahoma, was announced by her
parents in Wiesbaden, G ermany.
Miss Spees will marry Second
Lieut. William L. Cramer of Cin
cinnati, Ohio on the 15th of March
in the German Lutheran church in
Wiesbaden.
The young couple will then leave
for Vienna where Lieut. Cramer is
stationed as Intelligence Officer at
the Tulin Air Base. With the com
ing of spring they plan a honey
moon in Paris.
Miss Spees and Lieut. Cramer
met at the Headquarters ot the
European A i r Transport Service.
Miss Spees has been working in
the Adjutant eneral’, otfi
her arrival in Germany ■ !i»*
tember 1946. a in 5^
Upon completion of his fr1.
duties in Europe, Lieut
plans to return to the Un- ;
of Cincinnati and complete ^
ucation. «t
Major Spees was assistant
struction engineer during thl
struction of*CamP Davis and,^
served a tour of duty in
pnor to h,s present assign^
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