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THF ■tJFMfC Second ■ T9 ■'-«"■«"*•' ^r » »■ J iXI EL. ww 3 Section ._.-___ £67(nl(g (^©ffiT (gQ^V <0>(F P E? © © EMiis ^Klis) IP LI ASM E) if »i> VOI. 19—NO. 42. ~ ----- - -** -- V---j---WILMINGTON, N. C„ SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1947. SECTION B Frances Miller, John D. Wood Engaged To Wed prospective Bridegroom Is gon Of Mrs. Edward Jenner Wood Of This City Of .nterest to society in Wil mington is the announcement niade today by Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Jackson Miller of War ' teuton, Va., of the engagement | « their daughter, Frances Dud k , to John Dalziel Wood, son of’ Mrs. Edward Jenner Wood and the late Dr. Wood of Wilming ton • Miss Miller received her edu cation at Hollins college, and the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. Mr. Wood is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and is a member of Sicma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. During the war he served as a pilot with the U. S. Marine Corps. The wedding will be an event of December. * * * Lutie Foster John Casteen Complete Plans Miss Lutie Frances Foster of Louisburg has completed plans for her marriage to John Luther Casteen of Wilmington, Sunday afternoon, October 26, at 3.30 o'clock in Trinity Methodist church, Louisburg. The Rev. R. G. L. Edwards, pastor of the bride, will officiate using the double ring ceremony. The bride, who will be given in marriage by her father, Peter Stapleton Foster, has chosen for her matron-of-honor, her sister, Mrs. Maurice Joyner. Miss Jeanne Craik Shiel, student at Mars Hill college and sister of the groom, will be maid cf-honor. The groom will have as his best man, William Royall Phelps of Raleigh, and ushe s will be Julian Grissom of Wilmington, John Tucker of Virginia Beach, ■ and Maurice Joyner and Ben Massenburg both of Louisburg. immediately following the re hearsal Saturday evening, the bride's parents will entertain at a cake cutting for the bridal party and out of town guests. Mr. Casteen is the son of Mrs. Roy Vernon Page and Luther Rhodes Casteen of Wilmington. The following invitations have been received in the city: Mr. and Mrs. Peter Stapleton Foster request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their daughter Lutie Frances to Mr. John Luther Casteen on Sunday, the twenty-sixth of October at half after three o'clock in the afternoon Trinity Methodist church Louisburg, North Carolina MRS. WILLIAM JOSEPH BONEY—Top right—who prior to her wedding last evening at the Forbush Baptist church near Yadkinville, wras Miss Jessie Leigh Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Price Davis. Mr. Boney is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie N. Boney of this city. FRANCES DUDLEY MILLER —Circle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Jackson Miller of Warrenton, Va., whose engage ment to John Dalziel Wood, son of Mrs. Edward Jenner Wood and the late Dr. Wood of Wlimington, is announced by her parents. The wedding will be solemnized dur ing December. MRS. J. S. WILLIAMSON, Jr. —Top left, the former Muriel M. Horrell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Horrell of Wilming ton, whose wedding took place Saturday afternoon at Temple Baptist church, this city. MUSIC CLUB'S FALL SOCIAL —Bottom photo, shown at the tea table presiding at the serv ices are Mrs. Miriam Burns, president of the Thursday Morn ing Music club (pictured at left) and at the opposite end is Mrs. H. L. McPherson, vice-president, with new members of the club pictured around the table. The club entertained with a musical tea in honor of its new members in the Kenan building of St. Andrews - Covenant this past Thursday afternoon. (Staff photo by K. B. Hampton.) 'T Community Goncert Drive To Open Tomorrow With Workers Luncheon ^_ New York Representative Mrs. Goodwin, Will Be Present During Drive All workers in the Wilmington Community Concert campaign ai'e Urged to attend the luncheon Heinfe given in the Great Hall of St. James’ Parish House on Monday. October 13, at 1 p. m. Mrs. Marre Goodwin# New York representative, will be present to meet trie workers and to give instructions. Headquarters for the concert campaign will open at 2 p. m. J. H. Ferguson Will Address Sorosis Group " H. Ferguson, Wilmington uttorney, will speak Thursday wernoon. when the F .'= ri ■ensl-ap department meets for hrst time this year n uie *r°sis clubhouse, 116 N. Third street. According to Mrs. G. D. ' eer> chairman of the depart ,;'n! the group have set as ’ for the year, “accept ' ur responsibilities to the rjntry ;n preparjng for the bet - *or!d °f tomorrow.” ,'f [ ■ Ferguson will use as his i °f discussion, “The Home r,',1 :,s Relationship to Good Gorensh;D „ ners who will take part on Program wuj uc v.sh freshman at New Hano snd ,ugh scho°l, who will sing, fr ?,e Girl Scout color guard t11 , 00P 13, who will present n crji°rs. clu<iilrMrs0frhendepartmenh in' than- w rS' Greer, chair cha. ’ :,Irs- Eugene Johnson, vice on , nan; and Mrs. Fred C. Ly ^ *c»etary. tomorrow in the St. James’ Pa rish house and will be staffed until 6 p.m. Monday with work ers prepared to answer inquiries and take memberships. Headuarters will be open the remaining days of the campaign Tuesday through Friday of this week from 9 a.m. tnrougn o p m. Anyone who was not a member of the association last year is urged to call headquarters and become a member. Last year’s members should have been called by the worker to whom they gave their previous mem berships, but if you were a member last year and have not been called by Monday, please call headquarters. Anyone desiring informa tion concerning the campaign is urgently requested not to call the telephone number listed for St. James’ church. The head quarters will have its own tele phones with numbers, to be pub lished Tuesday. Mrs. Miriam Burns, concert chairman, 2-3449, or the secretary, Mrs. W. G. Robertson, at 6519, wall be glad to answer any inquiries until headquarters telephones are in stalled. It is still not too late to be come an active worker in the campaign. Anyone interested should contact Mrs. Robertson. It has been found feasible to resume the 8:30 o’clock opening hour for the concerts this year. It is believed that this earlier hour will meet with wider pub lic approval than last year s time. * * * liss Gloria Bruce, Denny Vick Engaged Mr. and Mrs. Roland E. Bruce of Wilmington, announce the en gagement of their daughter, | Gloria Virginia, to Daniel Denny I Vick, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. ivick also o£ Wilmington. "Blythe Spirit" To Be Staged On October 29 Thalian Association To Pro duce First Show Of Season This Month Noel Coward’s moaern come dy “Blythe Spirit” will be pre sented by the Thalian associa tion on Wednesday evening, October 29. Warren L. Humphrey is directing, assisted by Benjmin M. Jones, Jr. he play has been in rehear sl for several weeks and the director states that he is very pleased with the way the parts are being handled. All of the members of the cast are experi enced in dramatic work. Elizabeth Pearsall plays the j part of Madame Arcati, the, medium who rides a bicycle. Al though a newcomer to local dramatic circles, Mrs. Pearsall is well qualified to play this exacting part. She studied dramatics at the Woman’s col lege of North Carolina and at the Columbia university summer theatre in New York City. She has played leading parts ir> “Stage Door” and J. M. Bar rie’s “Dear Brutus.” She was (Continued on Page 5, Column 5) Slightly Off The Record Wilmington, N. C. October 12, 1947 Dear Peggy: Of the several entertainments given here during the past week in honor of Commander Villars and his official staff from H. M. S. “Snipe,” which was docked at the Customhouse pier from Monday until Thursday, one of the most delightful was the luncheon given on Thursday at 1 o’clock by Frederick Willetts at his home Wil-Har-Dale” in Glen Arden. Luncheon was served buffet style from a well appointed table to the thirty guests pres ent. In addition to the very charming English Naval officers who were being complimented, Mr. Willetts’ guests included: Frederick Willetts, Jr., William G. Roberton, Robert E. Tapp, Bishop Thomas H. Wright, Thomas H. Wright, Sr., Thomas H. Wright, Jr., Frank G. Harris, Harry G. Lattimer, Lieut. Henry C. Bost, Col. John B. Hughes, E. C. Snead, John Bright Hill, Charles B. Parmele, Royce S. McClelland, Mayor Elvie L. White, Peter Browne Ruffin, Har mon C. Rorison, J. Goodlet Thornton, F. P. O’Crowley, Addison Hewlett, and Harry Gardner. ' Dr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Hooper are expected home today from Baltimore where they went several days ago to attend the funeral of Dr. Hooper’s aunt. Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Carpenter of New Brunswick, IN. J., returned to their home on Friday night after spending about a week at the Cape Fear hotel. The Carpenters were cordially greet ed on all sides by their many friends here, Mrs. Carpenter be/ng the former Miss Elavine Burriss who spent her young ladyhood in Wilmington at 318 South Third street. T’is said by those supposedly “in the know,” although there is absolutely no authority for this statement, that Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter wish to come to Wilmington to live and are seeking a country estate on the water, not too far distant from the city. If and when they find what they want, they will cheerfully desert New Jersey for North Carolina. Just another indication, Peg, of that “certain something” which Wilmington and its environs possesses in such abundance, that in this specific case, it is a powerful enough factor to draw, with magnetic attraction, these grand people back to our shores for keens after an absence of more than thirty years. Mrs. Martin Willard left on Thursday night for Boston where (Continued on Page 2, Column 1) Bosses' Night Climaxes BPW Week's Events The Wilmington Business and Professional Women climaxed the celebration of national Busi ness and Professional Women’s weel» Friday night with their annual bosses’ night dinner,. Dale K. Spencer, dean of the Wilmington college, ad-dressed bosses and the business women on the subject and theme of BPW week, “We Face Tomor orw—Educationally.” Emphasizing the vast expan sion of education in the United States since the war, Dean spencer said that college enroll ment in this country would reach two and a half million by 1949, 55,000 in North Carolina by that date. He stressed the fact that by means of education, the destiny of tomorrow’s w'orld is shaped, and concluded that the bigegst job of all time was now in the hands of the American educa tors. . Important guests recognized for the occasion included: the speaker, Mrs. Dale K. Spencer, Emerson Head, J. E. L. Wade, president of the Lions club; i (Continued on Page 5, Column 4) Boney-Davis t Wedding Vows Said Saturday Vows Spoken In Baptist Church Adjoining The Davis Plantation Miss Jessie Leigh Davis, old er daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Price Davis of Beech Lake Farms, Yadkinville, became the bride of William Joseph Bonev, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie N. Bonev of Wilmington, at 8 o’clock Saturday evening in the Forbush Baptist church, adjoin ing the Davis plantation. Dr. Charles E. Maddry, retired ex ecutive secretary of the South ern Baptist Foreign Mission Board, officiated. The church was effectively decorated with woodwardia, Oregon, and asparagus ferns in terspersed with white gladioli and giant white chrysanthe mums. White cathedral candles in arched candelabra lighted the wedding scene. Miss Virginia Lowranee of Winston-Salem, presided at the organ and Mrs. Henry Low rance, Jr., at the piano. A varied program of nuptial solos and ensembles was presented by Mrs. Claus R. Moberg of Hollywood, Florida, Mrs. J. E. Hutcherson of Winston - Salem, and Mrs. R. B. Wilkins o£ Durham, all sopranos and cousins of the bride. This pro gram included: “I Love Thee’* (Grieg); “Through the Years” (Youmans); “Because” (d'Har delot); “O Perfect Love” Barnby); “Ave Maria” (Bach Gounod); “Meditation” - Thais (Massenet); “Kammenoi - Os trow” (Rubenstein); “Clair de Lune” (Debussy). The tradition (Continued on Page 4, Column 1) Mrs. Katherine Leiner Murray, Clyde E. Gooch Wed In Williamsburg - *-„ Vows Spoken Yesterday In Historic Bruton Parish Church There WILLIAMSBURG, Va, Oct. 11, —Bruton Parish church at Wil liamsburg, was scene of the marriage ceremony on Satur day at high noon, October 11, at which Mrs. Katherine Leiner Murray of Wilmington, N. C , and Clyde Earl Gooch of Salis bury were united. The rector, the Rev. Francis H. Craighill, Jr., was officiating minister. The church organist played se lections of nuptial music. Palms and white flowers were special decorations of the beautiful and ancient little church, where an cesters of Mr. Gooch were among the earliest communi cants. The Colonial Governor William Gooch, who served Vir ginia for 21 years under the Bri tish Crown, and for whom Vir ginia later named one of her counties, worshipped at this church. Lady Gooch gave Bruton Parish church a silver service which is now a cherished relic, kept for safety in a vault cf the church. A brother of Governor Gooch was one of the directors of the Jamestown church. Saturday’s bride was given in marriage by her brother, Louis Gray Leiner of Wilmington. She wore a suit of toast color with natural tan accessories and bag and shoes of brown reptile. Four green orchids composed her cor sage. She wore as her only jewelry her mother’s watch. Miss Betty Jane Leiner of Jacksonville, Fla., was maid-of honor, attired in a suit of forest green with green accessories and a corsage of brown orchids. Mr. Gooch had as best man Theron Lamar Caudle of Wash ington, D. C., assistant attorney general of the United States. Bryce P. Beard of Salisbury and Roland L. Gooch of Southern Pines were ushers. Following the marriage a wed ding breakfast was served to the couple, their attendants and about 50 friends from Washing ton, D. C., Virginia, North and South Carolina and Florida. Upon their returp from an automobile trip through New England and Canada, Mr. and Mrs. Gooch will be at home at 329 South Fulton street, Salis bury. Mrs. Gooch is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Leiner of Wilmington. She received her education at Wilmington schools and for a few years has been of fice manager for the Johnson Cotton company at Wilmington. Mr. Gooch, a native of Ox ford, N. C., and son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Joseph Gooch of that place, was educat ed at Oak Ridge Institute and Wake Forest college. He has been a practicing attorney with the Rowan county bar since he came to Salisbury in 1922, and has served as judge of the Row an county court and as chair man of the Rowan county Demo cratic committee. He held a chairmanship in the state de (Continued on Page 3, Column 4) Mrs. Belly Nicholson Noble, . Waldo Carrell Wed In Alabama In a cremony beautful for I its simplicity, Mrs- Betty Nich olson Noble of Gadsden, Ala., daughter of Dr. and Mrs. L. B. Nicholson of Gadsden, and Waldo Swearingen Carrell, of Macon, Ga., formerly of Wil mington and Burgaw, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Carrell of Wil mington, were married at the bride’s home Saturday, October 4 at 11 o’clock. Edwin Carrell, brother of the bride, of Gadsden, formerly of Wilmington, was best man. The couple was married be fore the mantel of the Nichol son home, which was decorated with a profusion of greenery in terspersed with white chrysan themums and white gladioli. The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a brown gabardine suit with a beige satin hat, a bronze or chid, and accessories in beige Immediately following the ceremony, a wedding breakfast was held at the home of the bride for members of the imme diate families. Mr. Carrell, former owner of the Bender Chronicle, is now as sociated with Macon News Tele graph. After a two weeks wed ding trip in New England, the couple will make their home in Macon. Among the guests attending the wedding were: Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Carrell, parents of the bridegroom, Miss Aldyth Car jrell, sister of the bridegroom, all I from Wilmington; Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Carrell, who were recent ly married in Washington, D.D-, and S. M. Carrell, also of Wash ington. Invitations issued here read as follows: Doctor and Mrs. Lemuel Bradford Nicholson announce the marriage of their daughter Betty Nicholson Noble to Mr. Waldo Swearingen Carrell Saturday, the fourth of October Nineteen hundred and forty seven Gadsden, Alabama * * * Medical Society Auxiliary Plans Meeting Tuesday An important business meet ing of the Auxiliary to the New Hanover County Medical So ciety will be held Tuesday, Oc tober 14 at 2 o’clock in the Community Center, Lounge B. Plans for the year’s activities will be made, and final prepa ration for tea in honor of Miss Alice Geraldine Maxwell, “Miss North Carolina Student Nurse 1947”, who will visit Wil mington next week. All members are urged to be present, as this will be the only business meeting for the auxi liary for several months.