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Wilmington, N. C.
, November 23, 1947 while Waiting for change at the cash-register of a small neigh borhood grocery store one afternoon last week, my attention was attracted to the loud and angry retorts of two young gentlemen of approximately twelve summers, who were in the midst of a heated argument as to whether or not Prince Phillip was a Greek. The lad who claimed Phillip was a member of that nationality, was casting aspersions in his direction and bemoaning the fact that he was being allowed to marry the future Queen of England. The other young man admitted the Prince was English and even part German, but was ready to do battle at the mere suggestion of his Greek ancestery. Smiling to myself, I was reminded of the old ada»e which becomes truer every day we live, that THERE lb NOTHING AS DANGEROUS AS A LITTLE LEARNING. My first reaction to this juvenile war was that the two boys had been learning about the forthcoming marriage of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip in their Current Events glass at school and had And then suddenly I knew that here before me was a case of mis somehow managed to get the facts, as they really are, mixed up. guided, snobbish race superority, the seeds of which had probably been sown bv some careless remarks dropped by parents, with never a though of what fertile ground the youngsters minds are. As often as you have heard me say. Peg, that my greatest joy in life is minding my OWN business, I did an ABOUT FACE there on the spot and went to bat for Greece. Treating the boys as if they were my own age, I car.efully explained to them that Phillip was directly descended from Greek Nobility and that his country had for centuries past, been a leader in the art of culture of the entire world. I went on to draw them a picture of how every coun try has class distinction and added that it was extremely undemo cratic of a good American to feel superior to any other white race. The kids seemed perfectly satisfied with the exxplanation and we all parted friends, bystanders and all. Having done my GIRL SCOUT” deed for the day, I continued on my way. Handsome invitations were received in the city yesterday read ing as follows: “Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Jackson Miller request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their daughter, Frances Dudley, to Mr. John Dalziel Wood, Saturday afternoon the thir teenth of December, at half after four o’clock, Trinity Episcopal Church Washington, Virginia.” Accompanying cards read; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Jackson Miller request the pleasure of your company following the ceremony At Home.” John Wood is the son of Mr and Mrs. Edward Jenner Wood of 1815 Market St. and the late Dr. Edward J. Wood of Wilmington. He is also the brother of Mrs Donald B. Koonce and of Edward J. Wood of this city. The bride-elect, Miss Miller, is a lovely and popular member of society in Virginia. Many prominent Wilmingtonians are planning to at tend the marriage of this attractive young couple in mid-Decem ber. _ ... i ... .... I Local society is keenly inter ested in the invitations which were received here yesterday reading as follows: “Mrs. Paul Goode Perdue requests the pleasure of your company at tea in honor of her daughter. Miss Helen Manning Hardin, on Sat urday, the twenty-ninth of No vember, from four to six o clock, 1144 West Ave., Richmond, Va Please Respond.” Helen Hardin is the youngest daughetr of Mrs. Perdue of Richmond and the late Edward Manning Harding of this city. She is making her official bow to Richmond socie ty two days after Thanksgiving . when her mother will entertain in her honor, while she is at home for the holidays. Helen is taking a special teacher’s course at Farmville, Va. this winter, after graduating last spring from a select girl’s school in Richmond. She is the grand daughter of Robert W. Farmer and the late Mrs. Farmer, and the niece of Mrs. Thomas C. Darst, Miss Sue Hardin, Mrs. Lennox Cooper, John H. Hardin, and Eugene B. Hardin of this city. Bishop and Mrs. Darst will spend the Thanksgiving week end in Richmond and Mrs. Darst will receive at the tea with Mrs. Perdue. Bishop Darst will preach on Sunday morning, November 30th at St. James’ Eoiscopal church in Richmond, where thirty years ago before becoming Bishop of the diocese of East Carolina, he served as Rector. Miss May Beverly French, Mrs. William H. Pemberton, and Mrs. B. Purnell Eggleston re turned to the city by motor on Tuesday night from Richmond where they had been visiting Mrs. Pemberton and Miss French spent ten days with the former’s sisters, Mrs. Andrew Gray and Mrs. Charles Borden at their apartment in The Ches terfield. while *;.rs. Eggleston joined her sister, Mrs. Harold W. Walker of Norfolk. Va.. there for the week-end. Mrs. Walker j accompanied Mrs. Eggleston home and is her guest here at her residence on Princess St. Friends of Walter W. Storm of 316 Ann street will regret to hear that he has been a patient at James Walker Memorial hos pital for ten days where he is hospitalized for complete rest. His condition was reported as satisfactory yesterday. Walter W. Storm, Jr., of Atlanta. Ga., arrived yer erdav to spend sev eral days with his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Storm. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond H. Holland and Mr. and Mrs. Dan H. Penton left by motor on Fri day for Durham to attend the Duke- Carolina game yesterday afternoon at Duke Stadium. They were joined there yester day in time for the game by Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Williams and Mr. and Mrs. George T. Clark, the entire party returning to the city last night. Mrs. Carl N. Dunn of Maxton arrived in the city last Monday and spent the past week with her son and daughter-in - law Mr. and Mrs. Murdock Dunn at their Southern extension cottage at Wrightsville Beach. This week-end she is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Sam C. Sweeny at their Wrightsville B e ach apart ment on Channel Drive. Numerous res ervations have King Marble d Granite Co. Fine Monuments and Memorials 802 South 17th Street Dial 4613 ENGAGED TO MARRY — Miss Margaret Shirley Newland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Newland of Wilmington, whose engagement to Walter Floyd Glover, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Glover of this city, is announced today. The wedding will take place in the early spring. been received for the barbecue which will be served on Thanks giving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27, at 1:30 o’clock at the Cape fear Country club to members and their out-of-town guests. This is a custom of long years standing to create a sort of Family Day at the club each year oA Thanks giving. Forty years ago, I am told, each house-keeper spent days in preparing the delicasies which she planned to take to the Country club for her family for the dutch treat spread. Now in thris streamlined age, for many reasons, the club manage ment sees fit to have the food men tsees fit to have the food all ready for the guests upon their arrival, and further to see that it is efficiently served, with absolutely no effort on the part of the home-makers who so greatly deserve all the days of rest they can find. The only hitch about the affair this year, is that both the Brunswick Stew and Barbecue must be ordered from Rocky Mount not later than 2 o’clock tomorrow (Mon day;, and those in charge at the club are worrying about all the people they are going to have to turn down for reservations, should they forget to phone the club dining room before 2 p.m. Mrs. Gilbert C. Dean (Elisa beth Pemberton) left on Friday by motor for Raleigh where she took a plane for Atlanta, Ga., to spend a week with her daugh ter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. William Owens, formerly of this city. Colonel and Mrs. Graham K. Hobbs of Raleigh returned to their home by motor on Friday after a brief visit in the city with Mrs. Hobbs’ mother, Mrs. W. H. Pemberton. Colonel Hobbs was here to attend the Scottish Rite reunion. Mr. and Mrs. Guilford Oldham and two children of Charlotte, wMu, litM | choose it f in ovember Com m now, before foe Christmas ntsh begins, ao foat your Towle gift will be a thoughtful, leisurely choice. Choose carefully from the many lovely Towle patterns — patterns flawlessly created to "fit” different tastes and per sonalities. Then give her an extra half dozen teaspoons for as little as $13.20, or one of the essential serving pieces she’s been waiting for — in Towle’s beautifully designed solid silver. It is a gift of Luting pleasure and beauty. TO# IMftfr •fNMAftONT’ III rtlNCIM ft tUISTEKEft JIVELIK T AHEBICAR »■ lOCim I •*»?»» rrmi »m c«k*m I Ministering Circle Sale December G The Ministering Circle will hold its annual Christmas sale on Saturday, December 6 at 10:30 o’clock. The sale this year will be held at The Magnolias, Third and Market streets. An unusual variety of articles | will be offered for sale this year + * * Rachel Eubanks, T. D. Walson Engaged Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Eubanks of Wilmington annouilce the en gagement of their daughter, Rachel, to Thomas D. Watson, son of Mrs. T. J. Watson of this city. The wedding will be solemniz ed December 20. * * * Louise Collins, George Kelly Wed Mrs. A. F. Walter announces the marriage of her sister, Lou ise Collins, to George Kelly, on Sunday, November 16 at Flor ence, Ala. BIRTH ’ANNOUNCED Mr. and Mrs. James A. Gore, announce the birth of a daughter, Linda Lois, November 6 at Morian Sprunt annex. Mrs. Gore is the former Jean Am menhauser of this city. and Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Stall worth of Greenville, are spend ing the week-end here with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Old ham at their home on North 3rd street. Mr. and Mrs. A. Rex Willis of Raleigh, formerly of Wilming ton, returned home Friday after being registered at the Cape Fear hotel for severa ldays. Rex Willis was here to a t tend the Scottish Rite reunion. While making their home here, Mr. Willis was connected with Mac Millan & Cameron. Dr. and Mrs. Horace K. Thompson with their daughter and son, Kent and Tommy of Oleander and Dr. and Mrs. Al len Oldham with their son, Jim my, of 412 North Third street, plan to leave on Wednesday by motor fo r Washington, D. C., where they will spend the Thanksgiving Holidays, return ing to Wilmington next Sunday night. Mr. and Mrs. Sam C. Sweeny of Wrightsville Beach expect to leave on Wednesday by motor for Chapel Hill to spend Thanks giving with their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred D. Ward. Mr. and Mrs. Horace w. Cor bett motored to Durham yester day to attend the Duke-Carolina game. Mrs. Leslie R. Hummell and three sons expect to leave in about a week for Oxford to spend Christmas and New Years with the former’s mother, Mrs. William Hicks. During their ab sence, Colonel and Mrs. George Gillette of Atlanta, Ga., will oc cupy- the Hummell home at 8 Mimosa Place, for a short peri od. Mrs. William T. Cheatham of Burlington (Dolores Holt) is spending a week at Wrightsville Marina on board a palatial yacht which is owned by friends from New York who are en route to Florida for the winter. Mrs. Cheatham entertained a number of local friends at din ner on board the yacht Thurs day evening. Among these were: Mrs. Mary Nixon Hard wicke, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond H. Holland, Mr. and Mrs. Rob ert M. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. George T. Clark, Mr. and Mrs. William G. James, Tom ames, and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wooten. With kindest felicitations and all best wishes for you and yours, I am, Sincerely. VIRGINIA. To Praise The Lord | With Feast And Song (Continued From Page One) Another young housewife, Mrs. C. J. Watts, whose family lives in the North said, 'Tm going to hold open house. It’s sort of lonesome being away, from home, and I like to have a lot of people around on Thanksgiving.”. Still another young woman, Miss Louise Wells, in Wilming ton said, “We’re going out to the Country Club for dinner, where we’ll have Southern barbecue for dinner.” The country club Thanksgiving dinner is an annual event, and every' year several hundred Wil mingtonians gather there for a Thanksgiving reunion. Many families have a Thanksgiving spread of turkey sandwiches in their homes Thursday evening following the club dinner. FAMILY DINNERS Among the big family dinners, which will be held in Wilmington will be that at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Raeford Trask. Mrs. Mrs. Trask says that her side of the family, the Halls, will come to dinner. Earlier in the week, the Trask family will attend a family dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Trask on the Castle Haynes road, at which time Mr. George Trask’s birth day will be celebrated. When asked what heh family would do, Mrs. Frederick Wil letts said they were going to stay at home and enjoy the family life. Although, no. Wilmingtonians spoke of going to church on Thanksgiving day, every church in the city and surrounding area is planning a special Thanksgiv ing service on Thursday morning. One spokesman said, “They might not mention they’re going to church, but they all do.” Although some critics of the present day celebration have been opposed to hunting on the holiday, a great number of the male population • devote their whole day to driving deer, coming in at night burdened with meat. Actually, hunting is probably nearer to the activities in the orig inal Thanksgiving celebration than such events as football, which now plays a predominant part in the celebration of the holiday. FOOTBALL GAMES Among the city’s younger gene ration, the football game here between Charlotte Tech high and New Hanover High will be the major event of the day. After a busy day eating a late breakfast, stuffing at the dinner table, and driving around the city in their families’ automobiles, the teen agers, in some cases, accompanied by their parents will be off the game. In other parts of the country, the American home will spend the afternoon at a football game. But still like the shortening of women’s skirts in the last 300 years, the Pilgrims’ Thanksgiv ing Day has been abbreviated. No longer is the dinner served out in the open, where big bon fires were built, to keep the guests warm. No longer do all the neigh bors come to dinner, or play games all the afternoon follow ing, and two days later depart for' home. Instead of carrying out the spirit in the following poem: So once in every day we throng Upon a day apart, To praise the Lord with feast and song, In thangfulness of heart” — Thanksgiving was probably best exemplified in the American home by a picture on the front of a magazine last year. The picture showed an American family fol lowing dinner sitting around the living room looking blankly at each other. They had eaten so much they could no longer speak. * • • BIRTH ANNOUNCED Mr. and Mrs. Lee F. Cooper, Jr., announce the birth of a daughter, Diane Marie Cooper, November 14 at Marion Sprunt annex. Mrs. Cooper is the for mer Doris Smith of South Ozone Park, N. Y. BIRTH ANNOUNCED ' Mr and Mrs. William E Iluf ham announce the birch of a daughter, Carolyn Faye, Novem ber 20 at Marcn Sprunt annex. Mrs. Wuhan is the former Mane Daughtry of this city. BIRTH ANNOUNCE Mr. and Mrs. Rober £ Audubon announce thJ w « a daughter, Janice E,b'nh * ember 12 at Marion annex. *Prum THE EIGHTY-FIRST CHRISTMAS Clt Christmas dime Last year or many years ago may be today when time comes for the jolly gentleman with the white whiskers and the bag to clamber down the chimney. There are watches, rings and brushes for Miss and for the Boy . . . brooch pins of gold and silver . . . diamonds, sap phires, opals, and birthstones . . . silver for the table and tiny things for purse and person. WHERE 'Tis QUALITY THAT COUNTS AT YOUR JEWELER'S Since 1867 When your guests arrive for that Thanksgiving Dinner be sure they'll admire your diningroom suite . .. they will if you have one of these early American mahogany suites to grace your home. Note the graceful and finely carved pedestal legs on the extension table ... the charming chairs and other lovely pieces. See our window display. EST* 1903