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founder's Day
Banquet Held
By Sorority
, ha lota chapter of Beta Sig
Aphi, international sorority,
'n* ‘ "first Founder’s Day cele
:;ert ‘ t the Church of The Good
braU‘-..’d Wednesday night, April
SW; 'being the 16th birthday
:die sc,ronty
' h first part of the celebration
1 devoted to the initiation of
was . pledges who have been
'f-hed 'during the spring rush sea
n!'n \ new chapter will be form
new pledges. Ann Bell,
read the initiation ritu
pledges initiated were Ma
cost in. Agnes Blanchard,
n®. . stacrthoJ.se, Jean Walton,
D“,1'1 pjxon. Elizabeth Chenier,
Mintz. April Harrel, Theresa
person. Kinda Rogers.
" The Founder’s Day banquet,
, s ^ jS an annual event, followed
. 1 'D[edge initiation. Rosannah
p chop newly elected president,
a welcome to the new mem
u!r Rosa Lee Reaves then gave
tv r history of the sorority show
. its progress since 1931. A let
f-om Walter W. Ross, fcur.det
1” the organization was read by
I;.' president and the banquet pro
j'.'.anl was closed by all singing
‘■“prize winning song of the So
rority for 1947.
The Ritual of Jewels ceremony
J held after the banquet pro
„am at which time 18 members
received the second degree of the
<•(>,oritv. Those receiving the Ritu
j, of Jewels degree were, Bette
, Benson, Rosanna Bishop, Jean
Blanchard, Annie Mae Floyd, Eas
te" Gav. Mary Jarman, Ann John
ston Bel! Judith Johnston, Doro
Uer Jones, Dorothy Kennedy.
Cjro'yn Mintz, Manette Mintz.
; cTioria Nichols. Eleanor Reaves.
Bosa Lee Reaves, Barbara River
• ba-k Beverly Stoklev and Lois
[ Ward.
* *
I Trinity Methodist
Circles To Convene
The circle meetings of Trinity
Methodist church will meet ihis
week as follows:
1-Mrs. J. W. Brooks and Mrs.
Norwood (Dwell, 1619 Princess
street. Monday 3:30 p.m.
j.yirs. Carl Brown. 74 North
hum in a avenue , W rightsville
Eeach, Monday 3:30 p.m.
3-jIrs. J. F. Graham, 208 North
16th street. Monday 3:30 p.m.
4-Mrs. G, H. Cannon, 214
North Seventh street. Monday 8
p.m.
S-Mxs. P. D. Coble, hostess at
the church, Monday 8 p.m.
6-Mrs. Vera Edwards. 2003
Pender avenue, Tuesday 8 p.m.
Members are urged to bring ar
ticles for the overseas relief to
circle meetings.
* * *
J. A. West, Jr.
Wins Honor At
Wake Forest
J A. West, Jr., a senior at
Wake Forest college, has received
the most coveted of honors on the
campus in being elected to the
national honorary leadership fra
ternity. Omega Delta Kappa.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs
J. A. West, 1319 Princess street.
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DUKE MAY COURT—In a 15th century setting complete with masque and May pole. Miss Laura Schwarz, Webster Groves, Mo
senior at the Woman’s college, who is shown above with her court, was crowned May Queen at Duke University s annual May Ud_y "
val Saturday afternoon on the East Campus oval. The festival was presented by the Woman’s college under Lie sponsorship ox
Alpha Phi, honorary dramatic society of Duke University. , . „ .
Members of the court, who were selected bv the co-eds at the Woman's college for personality and sei\ice to th c P • >
left to right: standing, Becky Toms, Wilmington; Elizabeth Shanley. Kirkwood, Mo.: Patsy Foutz, Salisbury; Betty Bavliss, Richmond,
Va.; Margaret Tavloi. Roanoke Rapids, Va.: Dee Gentner, Philadelphia, Pa.; Linda Bell, Springfield. Tenn.. and Elizabeth “tutts,
wun; seated: Fran Ellis, Ifacon, Ga.: maid of honor selected by the Queen; Laura Schwarz, the Queen, and Til Paty Seward, Liizaoexn
town. Tenn. Not pictured is Audrey Bashore, Mitchell, Nebr. _____
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Outstanding Achievements Marked
In D.A.R.'s Work During Past Year
By MRS. J. A. YARBROUGH
Chapter and committee reports
at the 1947 conference of the North
Carolina Daughters of the Ameri
can Revolution show a year of un
precedented achievement along all
lines of work.
With the setting New Bern, the
Athens of America, and the plans
and wishes of Miss Gertrude Car
raway, state regent, carried out
by a devoted citizenry even al
most before they are expressed,
the conference this year is re
corded in the minds of the Daugh
ters of the American Revolution
and on the official pages of the
organization as the most interest
ing, brilliant and worth-while in
every respect of any other in the
history of the North Carolina So
ciety.
Miss Carraway attributes the
outstanding success of the past
year to the efforts and coopera
tive spirit of officers and mem
bers throughout the state but it
is well known that her wise and
efficient leadership is the power
behind the throne and in a large
measure responsible for the ex
cellent accomplishments which
have made this a banner year.
Miss Carraway’s annual report
which she will give at the National
Congress of the D. A. R. in Wash
ington, the week of May 19, fol
lows:
”Our 47th annual state confer
ence was an outstanding success.
W’e were honored with the pres
ence of the president general, first
vice president general, a vice
president general, treasurer gen
eral, three national presidents of
other women’s patriotic organi
zation, the national chairman of
the D. A. R. committee on ap
proved schools, and many other
national and state visitors. There
was a record attendance of North
Carolina Daughters at t h e State
conference, as well as at the eight
district meetings held during the
Fall.
During the past year the mem
bership has grown to 3,233 as of
March 1, 1947, a, net increase of
201 over that of March 1, 1946.
There are 71 chapters, a gain of
two for the year. Besides the two
new chapters confirmed, another
has been authorized, one Organiz
ing Regent has been appointed
and several others have been rec
ommended for confirmation.
Twenty-five books were present
ed to the National Library. Fleven
chapters maintain D. A. R. book
shelves. About 1,000 books were
contributed to libraries and hun
dreds of books and magazines
were given to hospitals.
A total of $1 763 was given for
Valley Forge, including $250 from
the Mecklenburg chapter to enroll
the name of the Cruiser Charlotte.
This does not include $250 from
the Caswell-Nash and Colonel Polk
chapters for the Cruiser Raleigh
or $250 from the General As
sembly for the USS North Caro
lina.
For the restoration of Tryon’s
Palace, the first State Capitol of
North Carolina, a total of $828 was
donated, with $1,000 pledged by a
business firm in New Berm A
silver epergne valued at
was donated by Mrs. J.
Latham, chief restoration donor,
through the Rachel Caldwell chap
ter.
Six chapters erected 10 lay
Moth er's day
CARDS
COME IN
AND SEE
_ THEM !
AND A FINE SELECTION OF
MOTHERS DAY GIFTS
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markers. Two chapters located
seven graves of Revolutionary sol
diers. More than 200 historic spots
were located by the Cornelius
Harnett chapter. Guilford Battle
chapter marked a tree. The Major
Reading Blount chapter marked
the grave of its Organizing Re
gent, a former state regent, also
the grave of M a jor Reading
Blount. The State Society dedicat
ed two memorial markers to Rev
olutionary and World War II Ma
rines at Cherry Point and Camp
Lejeune and a marker at the
grave of the first State Regent of
North Carolina.
Twenty- two chapters sponsored
history contests in schools, giving
3i medals, $40 cash, five D. A. R.
spoons and two prizes of war
stamps. Twenty - four historical
scrapbooks were kept.
An acre of land around a grave
of a patriot was deeded to the :
John Foster chapter, and a mem-.
ber of the Carolina Patriots chap
ter donated 65 acres for a new |
state park. Many chapters aided
in memorial services and living j
memorials, established memorial j
highways, beautified roadsides j
and aided in restoration projects j
ADVANCEMENT OF
AMERICAN MUSIC
A D. A. R. Hymn was written
by Mrs. J. K. Pfohl, state chair
man. and the state regent, and
set to music by Mrs. Pfohl. It
was sung at the state conference,
and delegates voted to have it
printed and distributed for singing
at each succeeding conference.
Forty-four chapters featured mu
sic by American composers, 34
sponsor group singing at chapter
meetings, 22 report composers re
siding in their communities. 14 re
port members sing “The Star
Spangled Banner” from memory.
AMERICAN INDIANS
A State Indian scholarship girl
has made a splendid record at
Bacone college. A North Carolina
flag was presented at the Chero
kee Indian School in North Caro
lina. Chapters gave 22 magazine
subscriptions. 358 books. 482 mag
azines, two Good Citizenship
medals. Special contributions of
$60.50 were spent for books, maga
zines and Indian wTork, 100 books
went to an Indian school near
Fayetteville, a magazine subscrip
tion and books for Pembroke state
school. Chapters gave 16 pro
grams, three radio broadcasts, 13
boxes of beads and paid six visits
to Indian schools.
AMERICAN RED CROSS
Members gave 120,988 hours of
service, contributed $1,108, made
659 articles, reported 9 blood
donors, 12 hospital hostesses, 250
assistants in Red Cross rooms, 35
nurses aides, 21 gray ladies, 11
motor corps, 15 staff assistants, 5
programs, 2 overseas workers 10
home service helpers, six scrap
books, six members aiding in
work for the blind Members of
the General Joseph Winston chap
ter have signed release blanks
giving their eyes at death to Eye
Bank; 95 pex'cent membership in
Red Cross.
For military camps and hospi
tals—two ceiling projectors, three
radio-victrolas, $100 worth of mag
azine subscriptions, $108 worth of
chairs and tables, a metal type
writer table and 2,000 cigarettes.
Christmas gifts to Oteen and
Moore General hospitals, special
birthday gifts for women nurse
patients at Moore General.
AMERICANISM
Twenty - seven chapters gave
programs, 111 radio programs, 11
reported 25 newspaper articles, 12
reported 25 talks at public meet
ings. Twenty-nine chapters report
ed work against juvenile delin
quency, 28 work with the foreign
born, 15 investigated history text
books. One chapter awarded eight
medals for articles on “What It
Means To Be An American.” Most
chapters studied t h e Constitution
and Bill of Rights, and observed
patriotic holidays. One member
donated $20 for Bibles to be sent
the Japanese. Total amount of
money spent, $287.
APPROVED SCHOOLS
Forty - one chapters gave 60
scholarships to Crossnore, four
gave $25 each towards scholar
ships. total value, $3,100, 9 con
tributed to Tamassee, 2 to Kate
Duncan Smith, and one to Chero
kee Indian school. Furniture and
286 boxes were seht to Crossnore,
about 100 percent increase over
last year, with a value of $7,000.
Thirty - seven chapters sent bed
spreads, 34 had Crossnore pro
grams, 6 discussed Crossnore at
each meeting; 17 sent 31 visitors
to Crossnore. In celebration of
Crossnore’s 36th anniversary, spe
cial cash gifts of $2,700 given.
' There are 21 active D. A. R.
societies, six inactive to be re
vived, two in process of reorgani
zation. a new society ready fcr
organization. The youngest socie
ty, Abner Nash, has enrolled its
name at Valley Forge.
CONSERVATION
Human Conservation has been
stressed, with aid for schools, Eoy
Scouts, Girl Scouts, health drives,
and highway safety. Colonel Ni
nian Beall chapter gives ten
medals annually for good citizen
ship in the schools, three of these
in Negro schools. Five thousand
shrubs were planted, and more
than 1,000 trees. Thomas Wade
chapter reported 85 essays in a
Soil Conservation contest. Forest
fire prevention work was spon
sored. also roadside beautification.
Service gardens were maintained,
with conservation of fats, metals
and paper, and preservation of
foods.
CORRECT USE OF FLAG
Thirty - five chapters observed
Flag Day, 95 percent members
own flags. 694 codes and leaflets
distributed, 168 small and two
large flags given, 97 talks made
to schools, 15 to other groups, 10
radio talks, 19 articles published,
8 scrapbooks kept, 7 plays pre
sented, 5 essays written, 2 scrap
book contests held, 25 corrections
of flag breaches of etiouette made.
D. A. R. GOOD CITIZENSHIP
PILGRIMAGE
A record 58 Good Citizens from
as many different schools, with
outstanding records and scrap
books. Guilford Battle, Rachel
Caldwell and Rendezvous Moun
tain chapters s p onsored seven
each. More than 40 Good Citizens
attended State conference.
D. A. R. MAGAZINE
New subscriptions, 52: total,
273; 1,100 R. A. R. manuals dis
tributed. 33 chapters sponsored
local museums; one loan from D.
A. R. Student Loan fund.
Twenty - six chapters gave pro
grams on Ellis Island, 13 sent
boxes, cash exceeding quota. $344;
8 papers added to Filing and Lend
ing bureau.
Seven volumes of genealogical
records were bound and presented
to National Society.
GIRL HOME MAKERS
From 20 chapters competed for
prizes in dress - making contest.
Ten chapters have Girl Home
Makers clubs, 50 special prizes
were awarded and 16 chapters re
ported 57 awards of merit. A $25
annual scholarship was estab
lished.
JUNIOR AMERICAN CITIZENS
Twenty- nine chapters sponsored
997 clubs with 32,540 members.
There- are 25 junior membership
committees with 310 members, in
creases in both over previous
year; 90 Buddy Bags made.
Christmas boxes sent. 3.010 hours
at U. S. O. clubs; child welfare,
juvenile delinquency, general
health and mental hygeine clinic
w’ork.
MEMBERSHIP
Three chapters report more than
100 percent increase in member
ship, counting papers pending and
in preparation.
MOTION PICTURES
Twelve chapters requested thea
tre managers to show better
movies; 20 placed Movie Guide in
schols and liberaries, two showed
“America the Beautiful.” $6.$$
given to Crossnore movie fund.
NATIONAL, DEFENSE
Forty chapters gave 85 pro
grams. 35.500 pounds of paper,
clothing and fats salvaged; 38
members gave more than 750
hours of voluntary service hours,
122 paid subscriptions to National
Defense News, 11 patriotic rallies,
$335 spent for child welfare, 559
Victory Gardens, 625 books, 1454
! magazines, 160 other gifts and
j $799 for veterans’ libraries. Many
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JEWELERS
CORNER FRONT & MARKET STS.
chapters 100 percent fti purchase
of bonds or stamps. Stamp De
fiance chapter members bought
more than $80,000 worth of bonds,
968 members from 47 chapters re
ported bond investments.
PRESS RELATIONS
37.671 inches, a gain of 15.446
inches, about 70 percent increase
over previous year, in 233 papers.
342 pictures published, a 1 most
three times more than past year;
100 per cent chanter reports.
RADIO
294 regular broadcasts, Eliza
beth Maxwell Steel chapter had
145 broadcasts, Alexander Martin
chapter sponsored a course in
radio training. All chapters except
one accomplished outstanding
radio work. Four transcriptions
made of radio addresses by State
Regent for circulation. State chair
man wrote spot announcements
for news programs on patriotic
days, many of these being on the
Associated Press newscasts.
* * *
BIRTH ANNOUNCED
Mr. and Mrs. George Tabery
announce the birth of a daughter,
Mary Laura. April 21 at Marion
Sprunt annex. Mrs. Tabery is the
former Mary Justice.
St. Paul’s Lutheran
Circles Meet Monday
Circles one. three, four, and five
of the Women's Missionary
society of St. Paul's Lutheran
church will hold the. monthly
meetings on Monday afternoon.
May 5. in the parish house at 4
o'clock.
Mrs. Will Rehder will conduct
the devotional part of the pro -
gram. Election of officers is on
the agenda and all members are
especially urged to be present.
Tlie circle meetings will be follow
ed by a social.
Circle two will have its meet
ing Sunday morning in the Dreher
Memorial room immediately after
the service.
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For Mother's Day...
Be smart ... be well
groomed ... it is a day
to look your charming
best! Call early tomor
row and arrange an ap
pointment.
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for granted the rest of the year May
11th should show her how much we
actually appreciate her. This Mother's
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