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&.». THE -NEWS -VOL. 19-NO. 14. --g»®K1T (gilW ©If g>!3®(3iaigS§ AME) E>fLgAgMBg'gg J-- - WILMINGTON, N. C., SUNDAY, MARCH 30. 1947 " SECTION—B Slightly Off The Record Wilmington, N. C. March 30. 1947. Dear rcggj ■The wedding of the week” here before Easter will take place on Saturday afternoon, the fifth of April, at half after five o'clock •t St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church when Miss Marv Eliza beth Barefoot, lovely daughter of Dr. and Mrs Graham Ballon Barefoot, will become the bride of Mr. John Jethro Lilley jr 0* Wave.ly Va A recephon will be given by the bride's parents immediately after the ceremony at their home 124 Forest Hills Drive Numerous delightful entertainments are being given during the week in honor of this popular young couple. Miss Aiana Matthes,1 attractive daughter of Mr. and Mrs F A. Matthes, Jr-, of Forest Hills who is a student this year at Edep *'00d Park Sch0Ql in New York, has arrived ih the City to spend her spring vacation with her parents. Aiana has issued invitations to approximately twenty young friends for The Bridge Luncheon at ^ Cape Fear Country club on Tuesday, complimenting two charm ing bndes-elect, Mary Elizabeth Barefoot and Byah Thomason. Bv the way, we heard that Aiana Matthes is recuperating from pneu „°ma and for that reason she was able to get home several days earlier than her schoolmates. ys Mr. and Mrs Michael Corbett Brown of Wrightsville Beach are receiving congratulations on the arrival of a son, Michael Corbett Brown, Jr., on Monday March 26th at Marian Sprunt annex. Mrs Brown was formerly Elizabeth MeYts, daughter of Mrs T Metis of 912 Market street and the late Mr. Metts, ami Mike Brfcwn Is the son of Mr. and Mrs.' T. E. Brown of 119 South Fourth street Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Nash of Washington, D. a. will arrive this week-end to spend Easter with the former's sister and daugh ter Nfh and Miss Lucy ^n^on Nash at their home ,901 Market street Ava and Bob Nash have many friends inWl mington who. will learn, with interest of* their 'intended visit The most exciting news we haVe heard in some time is' the an nounceir.enfe made tbday by Mr. and Mrs. Frederick S Burr oT 315 South Second street of the engagement of their daughter, Anne to Murdock McRae Dunn, son of Mrs. Carl N. Dunn of Maxton former 1:. of Wilmington, and the late Mr, Dunn,.the wedding to take pTace ,he first week in June. Anne, is a glamorous brunette beauty and possesses one of the sweetest dispositions we have ever known Since making her debut several years ago she has been a great favorite in the younger social set. “Muck” Dunn graduated from McCaullie s school at Chattanooga, Tenn., and late^ attended th^ University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He made an enviable war record for himself as an officer in the U. S. Army with manv months of overseas duty and since his return to civilian life, about eighteen month? ago, he has been co-partner with his two brothers Carl N. Dunn and William Dunn in Air Progress, Inc., on the new Wrightsville Beach highway “Muck” is attractive, good looking a young man of sterling qualities, and is equally well liked by young “d0!d* We understand that he plans to build a year wound home 8, »\ i ightsville Beach in the very near future. Mr and Mrs. Hargrove Bellamy has returned from Richmond Va" where they spent the past few days'while Mr. Bellamy attended i meeting of Wholesale druggists from four southern states Mrs. James L. King, Jr., of Columbus, Ga., will arrive this week end to visit Mr. and Mrs. Rinaldo B. Page at their home in Oleander Ruth King s vivacity and wonderful personality make her one of the most welcome visitors to ever enter our portals. W- Welling Gayer, whom you will probably remember, Peg, as Geeehie , expects to move tomorrow into The Oleander Court apart ments after making his home for the past ten or fifteen years at The Cape ear hotel. “Geeehie” is one of our "scarcer than hen’s teeth” bachelors with a marvelous aense of humor and that rare gift of knowing how to make friends easily—and keep them. He came to Wi mlngton from .Charleston, S. C., during World War 1, liked what he found here, and has been with us ever since. In business he Is connected with the firm of Robert R. Bellamy and Son. , Mrs:,T^etty Skelding Harriss of New York city spent last week end in W llmmgton with her daughter and son-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Ransey YVeathersbee, Jr., at their home 901 Market street, and left by plane on Monday afternoon for Charlotte on business. Betty is making a survey in several southern states for the New York firm «he represents and will be away from her home office for two months before returning to the north. Mr. and Mrs. Ben K. Norwood of Greenville, S. C., formerly of this city, returned to their home on Tuesday after spending the week end here at The Cape Fear hotel. It was a great treat to their many old fnends to see Josie and Ben again, this being the first time they had return to Wilmington since they left here in 1940 Mrs. J. Irving Corbett of 1705 Chestnut street left on Thursday by motor for Durham accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Hunter C. Phelan Jr., nee Mary Corbett, who arrived here the day before to make the trip with her. Naomi Corbett, will spend this week with Mary and Hunter Phelan in Durham, returning home on Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Albert F. Perry of Oleander, with their daughter. Jane Perry, and their two sons, Frazier and Arthur Perry who are at home for their spring holidays from St. Paul’s School'at Concord Hew Hampshire, spent last weekend at Pinehurst, returning to the city on Monday night. 6 Mr. and Mrs. A. Glen Holt of Burlington will arrive on Thursday „ Easter week as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Royce S. McClel and at their home on South Fifth street. They will be ac companied by Mrs. Holt’s son, Eugene Hardin, Jr., who will spend his Easter vacation with his father and aunt, Eugene B. Hardin and Miss Sue Hardin at their home on South Fourth street. “Gene” Hardin, Jr., is a student at Oak £Mge Military academy We saw Robert Strange, Jr., here the other day and he looked unusually well. “Bobby” is with The Merchant Marine and has made !,^q.Uuent Joreign v°yages in the past two years. We don’t know whether he was just here for a short leave or whether he will re main at home until after his sister’s wedding on April 19 when Midge ot.ange and Tommy Morton will be married. rh»n!r«and Alfred D- Ward and little daughter, Nancy, of ^-uapel Hill, will arrive on Friday to spend Easter with Mrs. Ward’s Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam C. Sweeny at their home on Wrightsville neaeh. Mrs. Ward was formerly Martha Rogers Sweenv of Wil mington. Another former Wilmingtonian whom we were glad to see last __ (Continued On Page 4; Column 1) Miss Mary Elizabeth Robertson Engaged To Wed Edgar Marion Buttenheim Of Yonkers Prospective Bride is the Niece Of Mrs. Edward T. Taylor Of Wilmington interest to society in Wil mington will be the announcement Of the engagement of Miss Mary Ehiabeth Robertson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Clay Robertson of Richmond, Va., to Edgar Marion Buttenheim, son of Mr, and Mrs. Edgar J. Butten he>m 01 Yonkers, N. Y. Miss Robertson is a graduate of Catherine’s school in Rich mond. she attended Goucher col le*e in Baltimore and is now a •indent at Cassar. She made her «but in 1945. Miss Robertson is ** granddaughter of Mrs. Wil liam Frederick Robertson and the F* Colonel Robertson of Salis bury formerly of Wilmington. She ." s niece of Mrs. Edward T. Tay 509 Orange street, this city. Mr. Buttenheim is a graduate of T*ft school and of Princeton uni ^'rsity, where he was a member 5* the Quadrangle club and the Eoi Beta Kappa honorary fraterni v He served overseas as a lieu mnant in the field artillery. The wedding wiU take place dur ** the summer. * * M Wien F. Furr, E. E. Erb, Jr., To Marry This May .Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Forr of this announce the engagement of ™eir daughter, Ellen Frances, to Everett Edward Erb, Jr., son of f‘r- and Mrs. ,2. E. Erb also of ®>s city. wedding will take place in Easter Sunday . Musical Slated The Easter portion of Handel’s Messiah will be rendered by the chancel choir of St. Andrews-Cove r.ant Presbyterian church at 5 o’clock Easter afternoon. Solos will be sung by Mrs. Ver non Avery, Mrs. James Murdock and Mrs. Jesse Parker. The chorus numbers will be: ‘Behold the Lamb of God,” “Sure ly He Hath Borne Our Griefs,” “Lift Up Your Heads,” “Since by Man Came Death,” “Worthy Is The Lamb,” and the “Hallelujah Chorus.” The choir is under the direction ol John E. Pfeil, organist-director of the church. The public is cor dially invited to attend. 59th Annual Meeting Of The Woman's Auxiliary Of The Wilmington Presbytery Scheduled April 8-9 The 59th annual, meeting of the Woman’s auxiliary of the Wil mington Presbytery, will, be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 3-9, at the Old Grove Presbyterian church, founded in 1736 by Scotch settlers in Kenansville. Each church of the Presbytery has been asked to bring a relic or record of• historic interest to makeup the history exhibit. A call to roll of the descendants Scotch settlers who have settled in this community will be held. The two-day program follows: Tuesday—10 a.m. — executive board meeting. Mrs. J. M. Gregg, Pres., presiding. 10:30—Registration. 11—Call to Order. Hymn, “Holy, Holy, Holy.” Invocation—Rev. J. G. Morrison, pastor hostess church, Greetings — Mrs. N. B. Boney, president, hostess auxili ary, Response — Mrs. C. E. Ste vens, Report. Credentials com mittee—Mrs. R. C. Wells, chair man. Report, Program Committee —Mrs. Walter P. Sprunt, chair man. Appointment, Temporary committees: Courtesty Mrs. An gus Cromartie, Mrs. Carl B. Craig, Mrs. R. C. McCarl. Tellers: Mrs. H. McNair Johnson, Mrs. T. A. Turner, Mrs. Leo E. | Sykes, Mr#. Henry H. Hall. Offi cial Reader: Mrs. Fred E. Little. Introductions: Presbyterial Past Presidents, Speakers, Guests. Message from Presbytery Rev. Wade H. Allison, Chman. Pres. Com. on Woman’s Work. 11:30— Annual Reports, Presby terial General Officers. Memorial Service, Hymn — ‘Bless, O My Soul, the Living God.” “Wherein are we Different?”—Mrs. W. A. Dixon, President, Woman’s Auxi liary, Synod of North Carolina. Prayer—Area Field Worker, Com. on Woman’s Work — Mrs. C. L. Potts, Report, Synodical Delegate (Continued On Page I; Column 4) Bishop Thomas Wrighi To Confirm Class Ai Si. James This Morning The Rt. Rev. Thomas Henry Wright, D.D., Bishop of the Dio cese of East Carolina, will make his annual visitation to St. James’ church today, at the 11 o’clock service, and administer the Apos tolic Rite of Confirmation. Bishop Wright will also be the preacher at this service. A cordial welcome is extended all visitors. * • * BIRTH ANNOUNCED Mr. and Mrs. Ronald James Barnhill announce the birth of a son, Ronald James Barnhill. Jr., on March 26 at Marion Spruni an nex. Mrs. Barnhill is the former Marguerite Pridgen of Wilming ton. ---* Miss Blackham, Edward Strain Will Wed Soon Invitations Issued In City For April 12 Wedding, Recep tion Planned Afterwards Invitations have been issued in the city reading as follows: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Blackham, Sr. request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their daughter Juanita Isabelle to Mr. Edward Earl Strain on Saturday, the twelfth of April one thousand nine hundred and forty seven at five o’clock in the aiftemoon St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church Wilmington, North Carolina A reception will be held imme diately after the ceremony at 100 South Third street. MISS ANNE BURR—Top right, daughter ol Mr. and Mrs. Frede rick S. Burr, whose engagement to Murdock McRae Dunn of Wil mington, is announced today by her parents. MRS. WILLIAM THOMAS MIARS, JR.—Top left, the former Miss Emma Trask, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Traak, whose wedding took place at the First Baptist church on March 22. Mr. Miars is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Miars also of Wilming ton. MISS ANITA COWAN LIPPITT —Lower left, of Savannah, Ga., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max well W. Linpitt also of Savannah, and granddaughter of Mrr. De vereaux H. Lipnitt of Wilmington, whose engagement is announced to Lt. Commander Thomas Carolin Clay, US Navy. MRS. CHARLES DOUGLAS JEWELL—Lower right, who be fore her marriage on March 22 was Miss Isabella Pearsall daugh ter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Pearsall of Rocky Point. BIRTH ANNOUNCED Mr. and Mrs. Carlton C. Duke announce the birth of a daughter on March 29 at Women’s clinic, Chattanooga, Tenn. Mrs. Duke is the former Pauline Walker of this city.. Miss Mary Elizabeth Barefoot, John Lilley To Marry Saturday -- 1 Late Afternoon Wedding Will Take lace In Presbyterian Church Here Miss Mary Elizabeth Barefoot has announced plans for her wed ding to John Jethro Lilley, Jr., of Waverly, Va. > The wedding will take place Sat urday afternoon April 5, at 5:30 o’clock at St. Andrews - Covenant Presbyterian church. Dr. Eugene Witherspoon, pastor of the church, will officiate, and John Pfeil, church organist will play the nuptial music. Miss Iris Barefoot, student at the Woman’s college of the Uni versity of North Carolina, Greens boro, and cousin of the bride, will be made - of - honor. Bridesmaids will include: Miss Mary Elizabeth Lilley of Holland, Va., sister of the bridegroom, Miss Carolyn Hol land of this city, Miss Patty Planch of Norfolk. Va., and Miss Peggy Moser of St. Louis, Mo., former classmate of the bride elect at the College of William and Mary. Miss Rexana Barefoot, younger sister of the bride, will be junior bridesmaid. The bride-elect will be gives in marriage by her father, Dr. Graham B. Barefoot. Mr. Lilley will have as his best man, Felix Ellis, Jr., of Stoney Creek Va., and ushers will be Howell Lilley, and Riedel Lilley of Waverly, Va., brothers of the bridegroom, and William T. Miars, Jr., of this city. • During the week Miss Barefoot will be entertained by the follow ing friends: Miss Alana Mathes, Mrs. C. E. White, Mrs. Jere D. Freeman and Mrs. George John son. Mrs. Harry Solomon and Miss Marie Solomon, Mrs. J. J. Burney, Miss Laura Roe. The reception, following the wedding, will take place at the Barefoot home, 124 Forest Hills drive. * • • Hardin-Rackley Vows Announced Mrs. I. B. Rackley announces the marriage of her daughter. Lee Rich, to James E. Hardin of Tulsa, Okla., on March 1 at Con way, S. C. t The couple i( bow r—iding in [Fayettovillo. . ,1 . . . • ■ Anita Lippitt, Li. Comdr. Clay Engaged To Wed Bride Is the Granddaughter Of Mrs. Devereaux H. Lippitt Of This City SAVANNAH. Ga.. March 29. — Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell Walthour Lippitt of Savannah, announce the engagement of their daughter, Anita Cowan, to Lieutenant Com mander Thomas Carolin Clay, U. S. Navy. Misg Lippitt is the granddaugh ter of Mrs. Percy Ashby Cowan and the late Mr. Cowan of Vicks burg, Miss and of Mrs. Devereaux Haigh Lippitt and the late Mr. Lippitt of Wilmington, N. C. She is a graduate of Rosemary Hall in Greenwich, Conn., and of Sweat Briar College in Virginia. She served two years as a member of the Women’s Army Corps in the Air Transport Command. The bride-elect is a provisional mem ber of the Junior League of Sa vannah. Mr. Clay is the son of Mr. and Mrs. WiUiam Law Clay of Savan nah and the grandson of the lf.te Dr. and Mrs. Hunter McGuire of Richmond, Va. An alumnus of the Episcopal High school in Alexandria, Va., and of the University of Virginia, he enlisted in the Naval Reserve in 1940 and served in the Mediter rannean and Pacific theaters. He is now serving as commanding of ficer of the USS Nuoces in Greejj Cove Springs, Fla. The wedding will take place in the early summer. • • • Miss Anne Burr, MurdockDunn Are Betrothed Wedding Of Popular Couple Will Take Place Here During June Of interest to society in the city today is the announcement made by Mr. and Mrs. Frederick S. Burr of Wilmington of the en gagement of their daughter, Anne Cumming Burr, to Murdock Mc Rae Dunn of Wilmington, son of Mrs. Carl N. Dunn and the late Mr. .Dunn of Maxton formerly of Wilmington. Miss Burr is 9 graduate of New Hanover High school and attend ed St. Mary’s junior college in Raleigh. Mr. Dunn is a graduate of the . McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tenn., and attended the Univer sity of North Carolina where he was a member of the Sigma Al pha Epsilon fraternity. The wedding will take plaoe In June. • • • Junior Sorosis Will Conduct Meet Monday Plans For State Convention In Wilmington During May Will Be Discussed North Carolina Junior Sorosis will meet Monday night at S o’clock in the Sorosis clubrooms, 116 North Third street, according to an announcement by publicist, Mrs Bradley Wootten. Plans for the state convention of Junior Women’s clubs schedul ed here for May will be discussed during the meeting Members are also asked io bring their scrap paper, which is still being collected » * * Business Women Will Hear Talk By Mr. Eogers Richard S. Rogers, vice presi dent and trust officer of the Wil mington Savings and Trust com. pany, will address members oi Business and Professional Worn* en’s club Friday evening at 8 o’clock at their April meeting a< the Friendly cafeteria. His subject will be “Ways to Be come Budget Wise.'’ Prior to the program, which ii directed by Miss Mary Henri Len non. Miss Dorothea McDowell wili give a devotional. Special guests of the meetinj will be the B. and P. Women’js senior Girl Scout troop 24, which is under the leadership of Mrs. Madeline Spragens, assisted by Mrs. Lula Riley and Miss Chris tine McDougall. * * • Sorosis April Meeting Slaied Here Thursday North Carolina Sorosis will hold its April business meeting Thurs day afternoon at 3:30 o’clock in he Sorosis building, 116 North Third st., Mrs. L. L. Motte an nounced Saturday. I An executive meeting hM