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
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
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
Mr. and Mrs. Guilford Oldham
and two children of Charlotte,
| 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.
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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
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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
The wedding will be solemniz
ed December 20.
* * *
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
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
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
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
Mr. and Mrs. Horace w. Cor
bett motored to Durham yester
day to attend the Duke-Carolina
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
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
With kindest felicitations and
all best wishes for you and
yours, I am, Sincerely.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Instead of carrying out the
spirit in the following poem:
So once in every day we
Upon a day apart,
To praise the Lord with feast
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.
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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.
' 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.
Mr. and Mrs. Rober £
Audubon announce thJ w «
a daughter, Janice E,b'nh *
ember 12 at Marion
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
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
'Tis QUALITY THAT COUNTS
AT YOUR JEWELER'S
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.
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