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SOCIETY
Woman's News
KAY GOODMAN—Social Editor Dial 2-3311
Thalians Open Mystery Play
"Ten Little Indians/' Tonight
Out of a long line of comedies
and dramas the Thalians will
bring to the Wilmington audiences
" tonight a most unusual and star
" tling play, when the Agatha Chris
tie Broadway hit, "Ten Little
"Indians,” will be produced in the
High school auditorium.
The "Ten Little Indians” refers
-to a cluster of statuettes on the
•"mantlepiece of a wierd country
house on an island off the coast
of Devon. When the play opens the
Indians are visible with a nurseiy
rhyme embossed above them,
telling how each little Indian met
^his death, until their were none.
To this queer mortuary eight as
sorted guests are invited for a
weekend by a mysterious host.
The guests have never met one
another before nor have the
housekeeper, the butler, or the
boatman ever met their employer
and host.
Unusual bet
The set is a complete departure
from anything that has been de
signed by the Thalians in recent
years, and the technical staff
have been working day and night
in order to achieve the unique
background.
The plav introduces to the Wil
-mington theater-goers Julian Mor
ton, Jack Gainey. Robert Helms.
Edith Noble, Eleanor Watts, and
John Conway, who will be making
their first appearance in the
Thalian play.
“Ten Little Indians” also brings
back five Thalians who will be
Temembered for past perform
ances — H. E. Rodgers, last seen
in “George Washington Slept
-Here,” Julian Morton of “Cfadle
Snatcher,” E. O. Snead, the ad
miral of “Doughgirls”; J. B.
Hale, “Arsenic and Old Lace”;
and Robert Redmavne. who re
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CINDERELLA
BOOTERIE
A
cently portrayed the English play
wright in "The Man Who Came
j'o Dinner.”
The.play which will open tonight
at 8:30 o'clock in the New HaD'
over High school auditorium, is
under the direction of James Mc
Kov assisted by Hester C. Don
nelly.
Technical director: Hestefr C.
Donn 'ly; stage manager: B. M.
Jones, Jr.; scenery: Andy John
son, John Powell. Milan Wood,
Tex Watts, and Warren L.
Humphrey; special' scenery;
Claude Howell, Betty Divine. Al
dyth Carroll, and Elizabeth Brid
gers, properties: Rebs Johnson;
Alice Ganstier, and Helen C.
Jones.
Makeup: Howard Ganstier, Eliz
abeth Hardwicke, Frances T. Ed
mondson, and Jesse Reynolds;
costumes: Lelia Corbin and Julia
Eleanor Watts. Marion Frink, and
Seigler; publicity; Betty Divine,
Kay Goodman.
PERSONALS
H. P. Langston is a patient at
the James Walker Memorial hos
pital. where he underwent an ap
pendectomy on Monday.
Miss Jeanie Batson is now re
cuperating at her home. 106 Cen
tral boulevard. Sunset Park, after
undergoing a major operation at
James Walker Memorial hospital.
Mrs. E. D. Sloan of Winnsboro
S. C. is the guest of Mr. and Mrs.
Quincy B. Satchwell, at their
home, 1604 Ann street.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Holmes Davis
and daughter. Miss Betty Blue
Davis, left Tuesday evening for
New York City where they will
spend the next 10 days.
Miss Louise Lanier is a patient
in the James Walker Memorial
hospital, following an operation.
High School
Orchestra To
Give Concert
The New Hanover High school
Orchestra will give a concert Fri
day evening at 8:15 o’clock in the
hi school auditorium under the
direction of instructress. Mrs.
Laura Howell Norden.
A pre-concert will be given for
students Friday morning at 8:45.
it was announced last evening.
Miss Patty Jones, outstanding
pianist of the orchestra will play
one number in the morning con
cert and four numbers in the even
ing. Her evening program consists
of numbers played in the Greens
boro Music Festival last week.
The orchestra is composed ot
27 members, three of whom, are
playing their fourth year. The
latter honor is shaped by Vivian
Capps. Louise Sanders Ludwig,
and James Kermon.
“Grade A,” “Grade B.’’ or
“Grade C.” on his labels, the
foods so labeled must meet th
requirements for the specified
grade as defined by the U.S. De
partment of Agriculture.
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LADIES ARE INTERESTED IN OLD SILVER. At least that was true yesterday at the Colonial Dames’ “Old Silver Show,” at Gilmour
Hall, which had as its main feature, the noted silver authority, Dr. George B. Cutten of Chapel Hill. Shown looking over Dr. Cutten s snoulder
as he explains the silver is Mrs. J. Dalziel Sprunt. PHOTO BY PERRY JAMES._. ___ .
Asheville To
Be Scene Of
Garden Meet
The 22nd annual meeting of the
Garden club of North Carolina will
be held on May 14-16 at the Battery
Park hotel in Asheville with the
Mountain district as hosts. Mrs.
VV. T. Duckworth is general chair
man.
Among the interesting features
planned are a tour of some of
Asheville's private gardens, a visit
to Biltmore, and an all-day trip
to the Smokies. The theme of the
convention will be "Love Thou Thy
Land" and a number of speakers
are expected to discuss different
phases of garden club work.
Pre-convention meetings sched
uled for Wednesday, May 14. are
a meeting of the executive com
mittee at 9:15 a. m. followed by
a meeting of the board of direc
tors at 10:45 o'clock. The conven
tion proper will open with a lunch
eon at 12 o'clock on Wednesday,
at which time Mrs. H. W. Doub
of Aberdeen, chairman of Junior
clubs, will discuss "'The Junior
Program.” The first business ses
sion will open at 1:30 p. nr. when
officers and directors will give
their reports, after which a trip
will be made to Biltmore House
and gardens, where the azaleas
are expected ;o be at ‘he height
of their bloom.
A dinner at V o'clock, honoring
past presidents, will be held at the
Battery Park hotel. The speaker
will be Mrs. Charles M. Griffith, of
Winston-Salem, teacher of flower
arrangement, who will give a dem
onstration of “Design in Flower
Arrangement". The evening ses
sion will feature an illustrated lec
ture on ‘Natural Histbry High
lights in the Great Smoky Moun
tains National Park” by Arthur
Stupka, park naturalist.
Thursday's program will open
with the presidents’ breakfast
when club presidents will ;alk
shop and compare notes on their
failures and successes. Chief item
of interest for Thursday's business
sesrion will be election of officers.
Mrs. Fred Bartlett of High Point
has been nominated for president,
but other nominations may be
made from the floor. At noon a
play, "I- Was a Lovely Meeting,”
will be given by the Garden de
partment of tile Charlotle's Wo
man’s club. The luncheon speake:
will itc Mrs. R. N. Simms of Ra
leigh. chairman of publicity, who
will talk on “The Value of Pub
licity.”
A garden tour ending with a tea
in the garden ol Mrs. Joel W.
Wright honoring the new executive
committee is scheduled for Thurs
day afternoon, and a dinner that
evening will honor life members,
who will be introduced by Mrs.
R. N. Duffy of New Bern, chair
man of Life Members. The speak
er will be Mrs H. A. Totten of
Chapel Hill, chairman of flower
shows and judging, who will dis
cuss "Staging a Flower Show.”
The convention will close .with the
evening session, and Richardson
Wright, editor of House and Gar
den, and chairman of the New
York Flower Show, will talk on
‘‘Planning the Small Garden.’’
On Friday chartered buses will
take the convention guests on an
all-day tour of the Smokies. Stops
will be made along the way, in
cluding one for lunch in Gattlin
burg. Tenn., and the schedule calls
for the return to Asheville at 6
o’clock. Delegates wishing t.o
make reservations for this trip
should notify Mrs. W. T Duck
worth, Asheville, a week 'in ad
vance.
B’Nai Israel Women
To Meet Monday
A meeting of the Sisterhood of
the B’Nai Israel synagogue will
be held at the home of Mrs. A.
D’Lugin Monday, May 5. at 8
o’clock. Members are urged to be
present.
Egg whites whip up more
quickly and to a greater volume
when they are at room tempera
lure.
LIGHTENS dark SKIN
Loosens BLACKHEADS
QUICK!
Lete for date—darn that spot!—quick
the Mufti bottle! Mufti gives noU, but
MUFTI Spot Removed
Some Old, Some Not So Old;
Silver Authority Says Here
At one'of the most novel events
ever given in the city. Dr. George
B. Cutten of Chapel Hill, authority
on silver and (sometimes diplo
mat), either varified or disproved
the antiquity of old silver here
yesterday at the “Old Silver
Show,” at Gilmour Hall, sponsor
ed by the Colonial Dames.
Over 200 interested women with
a few men attended the show and
lecture. The exhibits of silver,
some old and some very beautiful,
filled the lecture hall to capacity.
Dr. Cutten opened his lecture
by paying tribute to the Colonial
Dames for their efforts in salvag
ing old silver. He referred to their
early and first collection, which
was started in 1806.
Humorously, he referred to him
self as a "Sterling character,
since long ago a friend has made
the pun on hearing of his interest
in old sterling.
Dr. Cutten says that most Ameri
can silver was made of coin, be
cause of a shortage of silver in
the early days of this country.
When a woman wanted a silver
spoons or any sort of silver utensil,
she collected enough silver coins
to make up six spoons. Finally,
she took the coins to a silversmith,
who. by hand, beat out the re
quested utensil.
Saying that sterling contained
a slightly higher percentage ol
silver thar coin, Dr. Cutten ex
plained that the first sterling came
to England during the rtgin of
Richard I. who imported a silver
smith from Germany named
Easterling.
Dr. Cutten, a collector of some
1200 early American spoons, ex
plained that all the designs were
imports from England except for
the coffin headed spoon, which is
an American design of 1800.
Displaying some of his own
spoons. Dr. Cutten showed all the
American spoons before 1770 turn
ed up at the handles, while those
after 1770 turned down at the
handle. He went on to explain
what is known as the hallmark on
the back of old English silver and
added that the work hallmark
came from the fact that English
silver was always stamped in
Goldsmith's htfl.
The hallmark, howaver, tells the
silver authority five things about
the silver—the town in which it
was made, the year of its origin,
whether it is sterling or coin, in
what soverign's reign it was made
and the creator of the silver.
When someone asked how a
person could tell the age of the
silver. Dr. Cutten explained that
authority identified age through the
shape. In the case of a boot shaped
creamer, the date was 1760; a hel
met shaped creamer, 1790, etc.
His most startling remark to
many present concerned tihe origin
date required for antique silver.
This Dr. Cutten placed at 1800.
Although Dr. Cutten expressed
no disappointment, he said that
the display on hand contained
little American silver dating from
the 1700s. He added, however, that
the shortage was true of all North
Carolina and gave the reason for
the disappearance as being due to
the necessity of southerners melt
ing their silver into coin following
the Civil War.
Following his lecture, Dr. Cut
ten spent an extra hour analyzing
the old silver at hand.
* We, The Women
By RUTH MILLETT
The neatly dressed woman was
obviously marketing for a good
sized family. The quantity of each
item purchased gave evidence of
that.
She bought packaged oacon
■‘scraps" for half the price of slic
ed bacon, ordered a couple of
pounds of oleo instead of butter,
asked the price of pork chops but
'turned them down when she heard
the price.
It isn’t a very pretty sight to
watch a woman trying to figure
out how to feed a large family in
these times of plenty — in that
postwar world that was going to
be so wonderful.
It’s a little bit sickening to see
a neatly dressed woman thinking
how nice pork chops would be lor
Sunday’s dinner and then turn
away without them.
Of course, you can quiet jv r
concern hv thinking: “Well, her
children aren’t starving. Compar
ed with those in other lands,
they're rich indeed.’’
But still it isn’t pleasant to
watch a woman engaged in the
self-imposed task of food rationing
when the stores are bulging whh
food.
It is an entirely different picture
ol the postwar world than the one
we dreamed of and were led to
expect.
Births
LAWRENCE ALLEN SMITH. Ill
Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey V. Smith,
Jr., announce the birth of a son,
Lawrence Allen, April 18, at the
Marion Sprunt annex.
The fine Gothic church of No
tre Dame, at Mantes, France,
dating from the 12th century,
occupies the site of a prior church
which was burned by William the
Conqueror in 1087. He destroyed
the town but here received the
injury which caused his death.
TODAY'S GARDEN-GRAPH
vsecd-likc W
FUNGUS ON PLANT VMIT£ INJURY ON LEAF
AND NEARBY SOIL and BUD OF DELPHINIUM
' in ■ _ _ Ilrsl
Health Hints For Delphiniums
By DEAN HALLIDAY
Distributed by Central Press
Association
No perennial border seems com
plete without the beauty of del
phiniums, but care must be taken
to keep these plants at their best.
Keep alert for crown rot. a se
rious fungous disease of delphin
iums. It is usually indicated when
the lower leaves turn yellow. Next
the plant begins to wilt. After the
plant has died down, black rot is
noticeable on the crown and roots.
Close examination of the diseas
ed plant will reveal tiny seedlike
fungus clustered about the pi ant
o; in the surrounding soil, as il
lustrated in the accompanying
Garden - Graph. This fungus is
white, tan or reddish brown in
color.
Crown rot persists in the gar
den from year to year unless erad
icated. To check the spread 'of
this disease, both the diseased
plant and the surrounding soil
should be carefully removed.
Then pour a corrosive sublimate
solution (1-2,000 strength) on the
remaining soil area.
Naphthalene flakes can be
worked into the soil about nearby
plants as an added precaution
against the disease. While the
llakes will not destroy the dis
ease, they do serve to prevent it.
Keep alert also for cyclamen
mite, one of the most serious
pests affecting delphiniums. These
mites are so tiny they cannot be
seen with the naked eye. Both
the buds and leaves become
blackened, distorted and blistered
as a result of this pest, as illus
trated.
To control these mites, spray
afflicted plants with a strong
rctenone solution, starting early
in spring. A combination of
sulphur-rotenone dust also cm be
used and this will control the
broad mites frequently found
along with cyclamen mites.
Temple Baptist
Women Discuss
Soviet Union
The Missionary Round Table of
Temple Baptist church met Mon
day afternoon with Mrs. A. G
White, 1106 Grace street.
After the regular order of bus
iness, and informal discussion on
Warren B. Walsh's “This Is the
Soviet Union,” was led by the
chairman, Mrs. Bishop Willis.
In parts Mr. Walsh says: “The
Soviet Union is ruled by men who
are both atheistic and anti-relig
ious. No member of the Commu
nist party can be a member of
any religious group. The basic
dogma of Communism is material
istic, specifically rejecting relig
ion. which Marx called the opiate
of the muses.”
The discussion was concluded
by this quote from Mr. Walsh's
book: 'But it is grossly inaccu
rate to refer to Russia and to
the Russian people as godless and
irreligious. They have always
been a deeply religious people
and most of them in spite of their
rulers, still are.”
The hostess served refreshments
following the meeting.
Members present included: Mrs.
J. T. Best. Mrs. Harold W. Wells
Mrs. C. H. Hayes, Mrs. L. F.
Middleton, Mrs. W. J. Stephen
son, Mrs. Louis Fonvielle. and
Mrs. Bishop Willis.
VFW AUXILIARY
HEARS REPORTS
Mrs. D. R. Langley, president,
presided over the regular meet
ing of the Veterans of Foreign
War's auxiliary. 2573. held Monday
evening in the Tide Water Hall.
One new member was given the
obligation membership.
Reports were given by the wel
fare hospitalization, and ways and
means committee chairmen.
Two propositions for raising
money were offered the auxiliary
by Mrs. Hilda Knowles and Mrs.
Callie Saleeby. members of the
w'ays and means committee. The
auxiliary accepted both proposi
tions and all members are urged
to support the projects.
All persons, who filled out mem
bership cards on the night of the
installation at the Plantation club,
who have not already done so,
are asked to send their cards,
with initiation fee to Mrs. D. R.
Langley, president, before the next
meeting on May 12.
A cordial invitation has been ex
tended all eligible women to join
the V. F. W. auxiliary during the
membership drive w:hich is now
in progress.
A piece of adhesive tape on the
end of a curtain rod will make it
easier to run the rod through the
hem and prevent tearing of the
curtain.
Good News!
STEP OUT AGAIN
IN A {Jcissa rette
Selections include all-elastic
fabrics and panelettes . . .
girdles and pantie girdles.
Enjoy that feeling of com
fort and good grooming as
sured you only in a Vassar
ette of Controlled Freedom.
Priced $0.50 $|C.OO
from “ to 1 3
Exclusively
(Dates to [Remember
TODAY
5 p. m. —• The Wilmington chap
ter of Hadassah will hold a
benefit card party in the
Covenant club. Plantation
Inn. Tickets may be obtain
ed from Mrs. Arnold New
irth, Mrs. R. Retchin, Mrs.
I. Schwartz, or Mrs. Jack
Marlowe.
THURSDAY
3:30 P.M.—The Ladles auxiliary to(
Chairmen Of
Flower Show,
Enthusiastic
Committee chairmen of the Cape
Fear Garden club Flower Show
met yesterday with Mrs. Lester
W. Preston at the Community
center to give reports on progress
being made in the various com
mittees.
According to Mrs. W. G. Robert
son, publicist, the leaders of the
show revealed a great amount of
enthusiasm and expressed them
selves as heartily optimistic over
the future of the show.
Although the wild flower divi
sion was not listed in the Flower
Show schedule, Mrs. Evander
Toomer, chairman, announced that
a wild flower division would take
up an entire room of ^pace. The
wild exhibits, how’ever, will not
be judged competitively.
The publicist, joined by all mem
bers of the Garden club has urged
that the public cooperate and
enter anything they think appro
priate.
Schedules may be procured from
any local florist.
Annual Picnic
Opens May
Social Events
The annual picnic of the Minis
tering Circle will take ,:>lace Thurs.
day. May 1, at Greenville Manor
on Greenville Sound.
Luncheon will be served at 1
p. m. and the public js cordially
invited to attend.
Tickets may be procured from
any member of the Ministering
Circle.
Remember Nether on Her
Day, Nay 11th, With A
Likeness of Yourself.
Phone For Appointment.
DIAL 6318
ADAMS STUDIO
8th Floor Trust Bldg.
22 TEARS IN WILMINGTON
the Brotherhood -
Trainmen will meet ! ^i]rQ
lor Order Hall. n the
3:30 p. m. — No'-ti
Sorosis will hold itCar%
ly business meetint
•*»«»« .i f«
men on hand to gi“e cha^
reports. An execul ann'-al
mg will be held at 3
4 p. m. The Dorcas * P’ ~
St. Paul’s Luth"
will hold its month,!>
mess meeting , r, *4
bouse of the rh- , Par
and Princess street *
8 P.M.—Drove No 30 A« ,
Does will meet 7n u B?0
Lodge. n he Elk;
8:SO P.M. — The k,
circle of the Term,!
WMU will meet with Mrs
Page, 1721 Carolina
FRIDAY
6 P.M.-The Business anrt t,
sional Women’s dub
6:30—7:30 P.M.—Circle 3
ley Memorial Methodist eh**
Winter Park, will sponsor
becue supper in the FH„; “ar
building. Tickets may bel'10'
ed by calling Mrs. j D Ptaa
well, 4506. ' ’ Lasc
r "Hearth Club,
In ely double
gives mi
perfect bakine
every time.'”
I pay pennies less
for every can.
That's real JHHgk
economy!” [uL^K
"And I get valuable
premiums—just by
saving the coupons! ”
Menu Idea
FOR H|M
Today
With the Fine Fiavor
of Blue Plate
Mayonnaise
April Salad
(SERVES 4)
Fresh as Spring—with fresh
Blue Plate Mayonnaise
Celerv b cup finely choppeC
G,..nV.pP«, 1 CUP
EK ISZS**
Remove core from tomatoes scoop ou^ ^en sprinkle tnsiJe
tomatoes upside down on P}at ’lp with other mg«
lightly With salt. Lightly mix toma“ p ePn lettuce leaf, an.
dients, and use Mayonnaise. (Folks always want
F«. For Flavor
Made by the Wesson Oil people
\ as you’d make it at home
—with fine salad oil
line Plate
Mayonnaise
BLUE PLATE MEANS FINE FLAVOR

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