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Ruffled pink and blue streamers
of crepe paper worked in a pat
tern of latticing from balcony to
balcony formed the unique canopy
in the high school gymnasium Fri
day night for the Sophomore Kid
dy Party. This dance, which was
sponsored by the Sophomore class
for the entire school, turned out
to be one of the most delightful
of all school dances and provided
a night of fun for those who took
in the dance. The decorations were
most elaborate and showed care
ful planning and hard work, and
fully deserve the high place they
hold as one of the best sets of
decorations this year.
Two sections of the decorations
were especially eye - catching;
those on the drink stand and those
lining the back wall. A drawn
play-pen in which a figure of a
girl, surrounded by typical chil
dren’s toys, stood by the pen. The
unusual feature was that this re
alistic drawing was topped by a
living red-haired miss, Joan Wars
hauer, vice-president of the sopho
more class.
Placed across the back wall,
colorfully standing out, were large
paper building blocks, spelling out
“Kiddy Party.” Huge rattles, and
bottles of milk, all skillfully
drawn,, as well as drawings of
chubby children, continued to car
ry out the theme of the dance.
Wandering around on the dange
floor were Billy Burton, O. K.
Pridgen, Jackie McCarley, Ray
mond Haas, Wendell Hickman, A.
C. Gregg, Bill Kuhn, and Brad
ford Cantwell, among many other
Some of the couples dancing
were Diane Costello and Jimmy
Caudill, Betty Craig and Larry
Dagenhart, who is the president
ot the Sophomore class and stu
dent-in-charge of the dance, Betty
Delk Parker and Jerry Karfolis,
Betty Walter and Bobby Davis,
Mickie Hartis and Carl Williams,
Eleanor Willetts and her guest
from Durham for the wreek-end,
Jimmy Helman.
I walked in the gym late Fri
day afternoon to find myself
among the hustle and bustle of the
hard - working sophomore deco
rators. Betty Hill, Mary Katheryn
Davis, and Joan Warshauer -were
straightening out the long stream
er* of crepe paper, while Herbert
Fisher and Ralph Godwin busily
bent over another pile of deco
rations. Joyce Pierce was work
ing on everything in general, and
along with Mary Katheryn, was
supervising the decorating being
carried on. Joyce and Mary Kath
eryn, co-chairmen, as well as the
committee, really deserve a big
hand for the swell way the gym
Other committees for the dance
included the music committee, the
music being furnished by records
under the direction of Marilyn
Costello; Carl Jenkins headed the
door committee; Betty Hill and
Wilma Grant were in charge oi
refreshments; Laura Harriss and
Grace Kelly, co-chairmen, were in
charge of the publicity; and Nor
man George handled the clean-up
committee work.
It was a fine dance, all you
sophomores, and you sho’ deserve
loads of congratulations!!
About twelve boys in New Hano
ver High school and a couple or
more coaches are just about the
happiest fellas that walked the
grounds oi the high school and
hustled, around on a basketball
court since 1929 when the Wild
cats last held the state champion
ship. For these boys, with the help
of their coaches, have climbed to
the top rung on the eastern con
ference ladder and are running
against the western conference
title holder, Greensboro, for the
state championship. Not only has
the Wildcat team “brought home
the bacon,” so to speak, but it
has behind it a top record of nine
wins and no defeats.
Tuesday mgnt the high - nying
'Cats flew ahead Fayetteville in
their second meet against the
squad and final encounter of the
season, save the game for the
state championship, with a final
score of 53-22.
A packed gymnasium witnessed
the game tand as usual, the high
school crowd turned out in full.
NHHS had quite a few visitors
down here from the Fayetteville
High school. Martha Simpkins and
Doe Berry, student body president
at FHS, Patty Southerland and
Bobby Breece, were among those
there. Kathryn Hunter was talking
over old times with Sammy Hope,
from FHS, and Shady Herring was
sitting with some other Fayette
ville pals. Betfc Harriss and-Libba
Roe were the respective dates of
Malcolm Yates and Dave Bulter,
co-captains of the Fayetteville
basketball team. Thad Monroe
was one of the FHS five who
played against the ’Cats.
Among our hometown folks were
A. C. Gregg, Mike Austin, and
Rudy Johnson behind Marilyn Cos
tello and Randy Mclver; and I
saw Mary Anne Jenkins and Hugh
Evans, Marilyn Goodman and Bill
Huffman, Nell Etheridge and
Jackie Britt.
Over on one side were Patty
Jones and Ann Farmer, while a
section of another balcony was oc
cupied by Cooter Lewis, Betty
Walter, and near-by sat Jean
Cross, Janet Volk, and Sonny Bla
lock. Clarence, or “Bid Head,”
Russ who’s visiting in Wilmington
for a while was there with Ploogie
Waters, and Linwood Grissom and
Poli Barefoot were part of the
On the opposite balcony from
I me sat the usual boys who were
I making up the leading cheering
1 section. The stags over there were
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lAnd here’s heart-warming news!
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been raised on famous Interna
tional Sterling! In Serenity or
Prelude (illustrated) this super
lative silverware still costs
$22.63 for an individual six
piece place setting.
Cape Fear Navy
Mothers Plan
Quarterly Meet
The Cape Fear chapter of Navy
Mothers clubs of America will
hold the quarterly business meet
ing on Tuesday afternoon at 3:30
o’clock in the American Legion
home, Third and Dock street.
All members have been request
ed to be present as matters of
importance will be transacted.
A special invitation is extended
by the commander of the chapter
to all mothers of enlisted person
nel in the navy, coast guard or
marines who have enlisted since
* * *
Mrs. B. L. VonCannon,
Recent Bride, Feted
Mrs. E. L. VonCannon, the
former Miss Flora Peterson,
bride of January, was honored at
a china shower on February 22,
at the home of Mrs. Georgd W.
Gore with Mrs. Walter Smith,
joint hostess.
Upon arrival, the honoree was
presented a corsage of white car
nations. She was directed to her
gifts through verses on white
satin ribbons—extended from a
heart in the color scheme of
white and green. The home was
decorated throughout with ivy
and spring flowers. The bride’s
table was centered with a three
tier wedding cake—topped with
bride and bride-groom. On each
end of the table, stately white
candles burned. They were
flanked with ivy and southern
smilax. Appropriate games were
enjoyed during the evening.
Prizes were won by Mrs. J. S.
Caison, Mrs. Lewis Harrison, and
Mrs. Berta Gore. Mrs. Zilpha
Lyons, aunt of the bride, of Golds
boro, served the wedding cake.
Mrs. Berta Gore presided at the
punch bowl. The honoree was the
recipient of many pieces of china
in her chosen pattern at the affair
which was attended by a number
of friends.
Tommy Marable, Tommy Hall,
Harvey Britt, Charles Alexander,
Addison Smith and Ray Hood sit
ting near Billy MaEachrn, Ronnie
Walker, Don Piver, Bobby Melton,
Pete Acree, Billy Pittman, Neal
-Partrick, Dickie Andrews, and Bil
ly Quarles. Farther down towards
the end of the balcony were John
Sloan, Carl Jenkins, Jack Shytle,
and Eddie Bell.
At least some of the crowd
seems to be traveling around all
the time. Katharine Harriss, whc
is a freshman at W. C. this year
spent last week-end up in Char
lottesville, Virginia, as the guest
of Jack Jeffries, one of the former
Wilmington boys. Katharine is stih
raving about the wonderful time
and the fourteen inches oi snow
she encountered, and she claims
to have spent a most delightful
We have lost another friend at
NHHS — George Lynch, who has
moved away. George came to Wil
mington early in December, only
to stay for a few months. Now he
is enroute to Alaska with his fami
ly, traveling through the South,
stopping at San Antonio and head
ing towards California and then
will go on to Seattle. From there
they fly to Anchorage, Alaska,
where they will make their home.
We are sorry to have George
leave, but glad that he could be
here the short time he was.
Several girls left the old home
town this week-end for different
schools and colleges where they
took aptitude tests and visit there
to become familiar with the rou
tine they are to follow nexi year.
Heading Durham way was Mari
lyn Goodman, who left Thursday
for Duke university, which she
plans to enter in the fall.
Charlotte had two charming
visitors this week-end, Flora Mc
Iver and June Andrews, who left
Wilmington to visit at Queens col
lege where they took tests and got
a look around the beautiful
campus of the college. Bettina
Marable, Finkie Marlowe, and
Elizabeth Evans were among the
Wilmington girls who welcomed
them to the college.
We teen-agers are surely keep
ing the hospitals full and the doc
tors and nurses busy. Proof comes
again this week as Fritz Stelljes
is one of usn’s who has been kepi
down for a while by the same
ole’ thing — appendicitis!! Hustle
and get well, Fritz, we’re missing
you at school!
Last week some of the NHHS
boys enlisted in the Naval Reserve
and went to Camp Lejeune for a
physical examination. Those who
have enlisted are Neal Partrick
Tommy Marable, Dick Andrews,
J. C. Bryan, and James Allender.
These, boys will make occasional
cruises and will receive the regu
lar navy training. Good luck to
y’all—and I know you’re going to
make some fine sailors!!
Tomorrow marks the opening
date for acceptance of nominations
for class officers and student body
officers at NHHS. We may make
our nominations from then until
March 12, a week from Wednes
The elections are being held a
little earlier this spring so that the
new officers will be able to at
tend the annual N. C. eastern
district Student Council Congress
to be held in Edenton, some time
during the last part of March.
Those running for office will be
announced on March 14 by the
Board of Elections, headed by Bil
ly McEachern, director of elec
tions, after academic averages
and citizenship averages of the
nominees have been looked up.
Class officers are,nominated for
the office they want to hold while
several candidates run openly for
president and vice-president of the
student body; the largest vote
holder being president and the
second highest, vice-president.
Candidates for student body
president are to make campaign
speeches in an assembly March 18
and 19, and nominees for class of
ficers will be introducf d before
the student body.
So tomorrow’s the time to be
gin nominating!! Let’s have the
| best election* evef this Year!!
MRS. WINSTON S. WHEELER—Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. C.
Hill of Wilmington formerly of Clinton, whose marriage took place on
February 15 in Dillon, S. C. Mr. Wheeler is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
E. D. Wheeler of Louisburg.
Duke University Men's Glee Club
Will Present Program On March 15
The Men’s Glee club of Duke
university which will appear in
New Hanover High school audi
torium on March 15 at 8:15 p.m.
will feature four soloists in addi
tion to several groups of songs by
the entire ensemble and a special
group of songs by a Double Octet.
The four soloists are George
Clark, tenor, of Wilson; Stanley
Walker, tenor, of Harrisburg, Pa.;
Clarence Smith, baritone, of Lou
isville, Ky.; and John Anderson,
bass-baritone, of Plainfield, N. J.
These four men are veterans of
the recent World War; each with
a distinguished war record.
George Clark, president and
student director, will give a spe
cial number, “Liebestraum” by
Liszt, arranged by Schipa. Clark
is well known as one of the out
standing football players of Duke
Clarence Smith offers for his
special number the celebrated
Prologue from “Pagliacci” by
Leoncavallo. John Anderson, bass
baritone, will sing the familiar
Evening Star from Tannheuser”
by Wagner.
Stanley Walker, comedian of
the group, was a lieutenant com
mander during the war. He wears
the purple heart. Walker is the
soloist in the numbers, "Set Down
Servant” by Robert Shaw and
“Italian Salad” (A Musical Jest)
by Genee.
The Glee club is being present
ed in Wilmington by the Crusad
er’s Bible Class of Grace Metho
dist church.
Miss Edna Fussell,
Of Rosehill, Feles
Helen C. Marshall
ROSE HILL, March 1.—Miss
Edna Fussell honored her niece,
Miss Helen Cumie Marshall, bride
elect, at a tea given in the home
of her parents, Mr. apd Mrs. Jesse
Fussell on Monday.
The hostess greeted the guests
on arrival and presented them to
the honoree, Mrs. Herbert Charles
Marshall, Mrs. Joshua James West
and Mrs. Sterling Marriner of
Warsaw, who received informally
in the living room. Mrs. Latham
Aldon Wilson, Mrs. Wilbur Clarence
Fussell and Mrs. Horace Edwin
Latham directed guests to the din
ing room where Mrs. Elwyn Grey
Murray and Mrs. Stacey Excel
Butler presided at the tea table
Assisting Mrs. Mui'ray and Mrs.
Butler in the dining room were
Mesdames Bernard Ennis, of Wal
lace; Eugene Merritt, James Mur
doch, Erchey Leo Lanier, Granville
Lincoln Sheffield, Robert Spell
man Troy. Theodore Rufus Rouse.
The green and yellow color
scheme used throughout the house
was carried out in the refreshment
course of Russian tea, individual
cakes, sandwiches and cinnamon
Announcement of Miss Marshall’s
wedding date to Henry Daulton
West, of Warsaw, was uniquely
disclosed by superimposing the
wedding invitation on a large heart
design, accenting the tea table.
The marriage will take place on
April 5, in the Rosehill Methodist
The bride-elect was presented a
place setting of her chosen silver
by Miss Fussell.
Approximately 100 guests called
during the tea hour from 4 to 0
• • •
Medical Auxiliary
To Meet Tuesday
The auxiliary to the New Hano
ver County Medical society will
hold a meeting on Tuesday after
noon at 2:30 o’clock in the Com
munity building. Second and Or
ange streets.
The election of officers will be
a feature of the meeting and all
members of the auxiliary are re
quested to be present.__
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General Assembly Continues Center
Of Interest To Clubwomen Of State
With the General Assembly now
into its third month it continues
a center of interest for clubwom
en. Hearings have been held on
two bills that are of particular in
terest to the State Federation ol
Women’s clubs, in addition to the
hearing on the’ Medical Care and
Hospitalization bill.
The bill for modernizing the jail
system was introduced simultane
ously in the House and Senate and
a hearing was held before the
joint Senate and House committe
of Public Welfare. Action by the
committee was deferred until a
later date. There is high hope thai
the committee will give this bill
a favorable report. Ihose working
for the bill have been joined by
the Association of Sheriffs and the
Association of Policemen who
favor passage of the bill as of
fering protection against fire haz
ards, providing needed sanitation
and health protection not only foi
the prisoners confined in jails but
for those responsible for caring
for them. If the many clubwomen
who are concerned about these
conditions and who have passed
resolutions expressing a desire
that they be corrected will let
their representatives know that
they want Senate bill 51 and House
bill 112 to become law, there is
a fine chance of getting the bill
enacted. Mrs. W. Carson Ryan,
chairman of Legislation for the
Federation, is expecting the club
women to act promptly not only
in this particular matter, but with
reference to the other items on
the program of the State Legis
lative Council as they come up.
At the hearing on the mtnlmum
wage and hour bill last Wednes
day, Mrs. Karl Bishopric, the fed
eration president, delegated Mrs.
R. R. Cusick of Raleigh, recording
secretary, to present the feder
ation’s appeal for-passage of the
bill. Mrs. Cusick pointed out that
the clubs had considered the prin
ciple of the bill for a period od
six years, and at the convention
last June the organization adopted
a resolution favoring such a law,
and that in her tour of the dis
tricts last fall Mrs. Bishopric
brought the attention of hundreds
of clubwomen to the importance
of the measure and found no op
position. Action on the bill was de
ferred until the hearing could be
Additional hearings on the so
called jury service for women bills
had not been scheduled when this
article was written on Wednesday,
but the sub-committee appointed
to consider the Taylor bill in the
House-has held one meeting with
the women designated to work
with it in a review of the bill.
One leading clubwoman of the
state expressed herself in a letter
thus: “The most unnecessary bills
I think I ever knew to be intro
Not only are clubwomen con
cerning themselves about State
legislation, but many measures
are before Congress that claim
their attention. Mrs. Gordon Mad
drey, chairman of the Internation
al Relations department of the
Federation, is passing on to clubs
the request of Mrs. William Dick
Sporborg, the General Federation
chairman of International Rela
tions, that they assist Mrs. LaFell
Dickinson in her campaign to per-1
suade Congress to stand behind j,
the Reciprocal Trade Agreements
program and the proposed Inter
national Trade Organization of the
United Nations. Mrs. Dickinson is
remaining in W a s hington and
working day in and day out to
save the Reciprocal Trade Agree
ments. “Ask your women,” Mrs.
Sporborg wrote to Mrs. Maddrey,
“to write their Senators and Rep
resentatives stating the unequivo
cal stand of the General Feder
ation in regard to the Agreements
and urge their support of the pro
gram so that America may lead
the way to economic security, for
herself and the world. Economic
security is basic to peace.” |
If North Carolina clubwomen
will inform their own Senators and
Congressmen they will be render
ing a service to the cause and
will lighten Mrs. Dickinson's task
Having attended the three day
conference in Asheville, of organi
zations having world federation
and world government as their ob
jective, Mrs. Bishopric returned
enthusiastic about the fine spirit
of the meeting and the prospects
of effective work now that the or
ganizations have merged into one
"United World Federalists." The
North Carolina Federation ol
Women’s clubs has the honor oi
being the first state federation to
have passed a resolution endors
ing the Humber plan, which is the
basis of the present World Feder
alist organization, the North Caro
lina World Federalist group being
headed by Mayne Albright of Ra
leigh and supported by 10 other
Vows Solemnized
Melvin Jenkins was solpm,?'UeriCe
Saturday, February 15 at oUfd °n
in the Fifth Avenue Me^0Ck
church. The Rev. Joh~, p^!st
wards performed the double l*
ceremony. 1 mg
Prior to the ceremony a n,
gram of nuptial music was ? °‘
dered by Mrs. J. j Fo,vl*6 'Jr
bride was attended by Miss plhe
erine Barr as maid-of-W,* p h’
Walter V. Smith attended
bridegroom as best man. “e
The bride wore a diistv
wool suit and accessories of S
“Lp er *» 55
Miss Barr wore a grav crau
dine suit with blue accessories*^
a corsage of yellow roses a
The bride’s mother wore s bl=
crepe dress with matching accn
sones and a corsage of white r!
nations. '■ai'
Immediately following the wer1
&ing a reception was held at
home of the bride. 1
Mrs. Jenkins is the daughter
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Carney c ^
„The^bridegr00m is son n|
Mrs. Raymond G. Jenkins and th*
late Mr. Jenkins of Birmingham
After Cpl. Jenkins' discharge on
March 8 the couple will make
their home in Birmingham.
state-wide organizations and hun
dreds of influential citizens in 54
towns and eight colleges. Mr«
Bishopric is a member of the ad
visory board.
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