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ANNISTONIANS ENJOY SPRING’
AND ATMOSPHERE OF FLOWERS
By IVA COOK
The poets that carol sweetly of
•pring are not alone in admiring this,
the most charming of the four seasons.
That mortal is wretched indeed who
does not feel new hopes and aspira
tions born in his heart when the bleak
days of the winter are left behind
All of the world's poets and painters
have never been able to do full justice
to the unstudied are of nature. And
who is so poor that he cannot venture j
forth and see With his own eyes the
beauty of green hills and flower- i
starred valleys which the magic of
spring has wrought for him?
Anniston at this season of the year
is at its best and no doubt many sons ,
and daughters throughout the land who
have gone forth to fare in other
climes, (►re thinking just now of this
neautliul spot set like a jewel among
the foothills of the Blue Ridge moun
tains. Really one never quite out
grows one’s love for this beautiful city
with its culture, its wealth, its won
derful industries and its many other
attractions. There is an old Indian leg
end concerning the Furnace spring,
near the original site of the Wood
stock furnace founded by the Nobles
and Tylers in the very early days of
the city, which leads one to believe
that upon drinking from the spring,
it has a charm to draw one back to
Anniston. No matter how long a time
may elapse, sooner or later after hav
ing drunk from this source: one always
returns. So well known is the legen.l
that some who have been 25 and 3ft
years away remind their friends upon
returning that £he spring is respon
sible for having drawn them back.
Anniston affords at this season of
the year mafry- opportunities for de
lightful outing trips. Oxford lake is
an ideal place for a picnic and the sea
son will soon be at hand. J'/>r years
it has been a popular resort and as
improvements are made from time to
t^me, it grows in public favor. Thera
Is not a prettier lake or amusement
park to be found anywhere in the
“Gets-It”
the Corn
and Callus
Peeler
This Com Remover is Guaran
teed.
Relief from com suffering follows the
application of “Gets-It” almost as quickly
as pain follows the thrust of a pin or knife
into the flesh. Not only hard corns or soft
corns but every kind .of aorn.pr callus sur
renders to “Gets-It” and peels right off. It
takes just a few seconds to stop the pain
with two or three drops. Go to your drug
gist today. Get a bottle of “Gets-It.” Costa
but a trifle everywhere. Your money back
if not satisfied. Mfd. by 'Z. Lawrence &
Co., Chicago.—Adv.
country, a fact largely due to the natu
ral beauty of its environment, which
did not need the landscape gardener
to make it worth while.
Snow creek, winding through pic
turesque Rocky Hollow, is a stream
fraught with enany happy memories,
for many of Anniston's citisens have
played along its banks and waded ov%r
its pebbled bed during childhood. Along
its erratic course there have been
swimming holes without number and
many of Anniston's staid business men
and some who have gone out into the
world sec/ing fortune have sported in
its clear, cold waters without the ar
tificial aid of a bathing suit.
Pulpit Rock is another spot of scenic
beauty which more than repays a visit
From this commanding height one can
get a magnificent view of hill and
plain. There are numerous roads lead
ing out of Anniston, which delight the
motorist and always there are blue,
blue hills in every direction, serried
ranks of them extending as far as eye
can see.
A large concourse of friends gath
ered Tuesday afternoon at 5 o'clock at
Parker Memorial church to witness the
marriage of Miss Esta Henry to Mr.
George Brummell, the ceremony being
impressively performed by the Rev.
I-eon Datimer. Mrs. John M. Stilwell
tendered beautiful nuptial music prior
to the entrance of the wedding party
and was assisted by Mr Benjamin
Sawyer, whose excellent tenor voice
was heard in a most appropriate solo
"At Dawning," and Mr. Arthur Dee, an
other of Anniston's talented soloists
who sang “I Dove You Truly.”
The marriage altar was artistically
arranged by loving friends who used
quantities of trailing ivy, stately
palms and handsome ferns. As the
strains of Dohengrin's wedding march
sounded, the ushers and bridesmaids
entered alternately, crossing before
the altar and forming a most attrac
tive group on the rostrum amid the
palms. First came Miss Douella Brum
mell attractively gowned in* a modish
frock of pink taffeta, trimmed with
French flowers, with Mr. I-eonard
Henry. Next came Miss Kathleen Wil.
liams in green, with Mr. Fred Wil
liams, Miss Sarah Foster of Gadsden,
charmingly attired in blue, with Mr.
Eugene Smoot, Miss Margaret Nonnen
macher in a becoming gotqfi of yellow,
with Mr. Roy Mason, and Miss Martha
Graham in a pretty frock of orchid taf
feta, with Mr. Cecil Brummell. The
girls all carried lovely baskets of
sweet peas and when assembled formed
the beautiful colors of the rainbow.
The bridesmaids and groomsmen used
the side aisles. Following them, little
Misses Bethany Ingram and Martha
Graham entered the center aisle of the
church, dain>ly dressed in airy or
gandie frocks, and opened the portals
which marked the seats reserved for
the family and the Intimate friends.
Next came the matron of honor, Mrs.
Samuel Wilson McCracken (Charlotte
Sisson) of Huntsville, who looked un
usually pretty in a stylish gown of
pink taffeta, carrying an arm bouquet
of white roses. Miss Daisy Henry, very
stunning in blue taffeta trimmed with
sequins, carrying an arm bouquet of
pink roses, acted as maid of honor for
her cousin. The flower girl, little Miss
Virginia Persons, appeared scattering
rose petals on the pathway of the
bride, who was immediately preceded
by Master John Dunlap Henry, carry
ing the wedding ring embedded in the
heart of a lily.
Miss Henry, a picture of loveliness
in bridaj robes of white satin, pearl
trimmed, with veil of tulle caught to
her hair with a coronet of orange blos
soms, and carrying an arm bouquet of
bride's roses and valley lilies, was es
corted to the altar and was given in
marriage by her father. Mr. George W.
Henry. They were mot by Mr Brum
mell and his best man. Mr. Oswald
Brummell, before the officiating min
ister, Dr. Datimer, who used a very
:mpressive ceremony in uniting the
lives of the two popular young people.
The bridal party left the church after
the ceremony as Mrs. Stllwell played
Mendelssohn's wedding: march and re
paired to the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry North on Noble street, where an
Informal reception was held.
Early in the evening Mrs. Brummell
changed her wedding gown for a stylish
tailleur suit of midnight blue tricotlne
with which ehe wore a chic brown hat
and accessories of brown. She left wltn
Mr. Brummell for a trip to Dayton, Cin
cinnati , and other points north, after
which they will return to Anniston and
reside at 1S29 Noble street.
The attractive home of Mrs. T. J.
Brother on Christine avenue was a
pretty setting for the coteries of friends
who gathered on Wednesday for an aft
ernoon of bridge. The tables were ar
ranged in the reception hail and the
dining room, which were adorned with
specimen snowballs.
Those invited to play bridge were Miss
Mary Pope Ma.vbank, Miss Knoxie Ban
ning, Miss Margaret Little, Mrs. Wallaco
Cater, Mrs. Joseph Jackson Willett, Mrs.
| Paul D. Vann. Mrs. Will Owen, Mrs.
Wade Hampton Brannon, Mrs. L. B.
Morton, Mrs. Fouche Matthews, Mrs.
Ben Spearman, Mrs. Carter D. Poland,
Mrs. Ralph Usrey, Mrs. Frank Johnston,
Mrs. Thomas Huey, Mrs. Seymour Rose
dale, Mrs. Arthur Darden, Mrs. G. Wil
bur Taylor, Mrs. Eugene L. Turner, Jr.,
Mrs. Le Roy Woodruff, Mrs. M. G.
Shipp, Mrs. Henry Booth and Mrs. S. T.
Meherg.
Prises were awarded at each table and
were won by Mrs. Woodruff, Mrs. Shipp.
Mrs. Spearman and Mrs. Morton.
Those invited to call after the game
w-ere Miss Carrie Knox. Mias Ethel
Stringfellow, Miss Iva Cook, Mrs. Georgu
Goodrich, Mrs. Joseph Aderhold and
Mrs. W. G. Crutchfield. Mrs. Brothers
served a tempting plate containing
chicken salad, sandwiches, crackers,
olives, a refreshing ice and angel food
cake. Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Spearman, Mrs.
Shaler Houser and Miss Pauline Brown
assisted the hostess.
The Bienville chapter of the Daughters
of the American Revolution were delight
fully entertained on Tuesday afternoon
by Mrs. Horace S. Miller at her home in
Glenwood Terrace. The business meet
ing was ably presided over by the regent.
Mrs. J. C. Street, and the most, impor
tant matter occupying the attention of
the Daughters was a full discussion ot
the continental convention which con
venes in Washington on April 1!) and
continues for a week. Mrs. Street and
Mrs. R. H. Dean were elected as dele
gates to attend this brilliant gathering
of American women at the national capi
tal. Both are splendid members of the
local organization, Which is one of the
most noted in the state, and will be pre
pared to give excellent reports of the
work done by the Bienville chapter.
“Patriotism'' was the subject of the
literary programme presided over by Miss
Carrie Knox, historian, who was assisted
by Miss Felicia Metcalf, a daughter ot
Tennessee, who told of patriotism in her
native state; Mrs. Norman Pittman, who
talked very interestingly of "Patriotism
in China," in which cause she is deeply
concerned, having long been a resident
of the Orient, and Miss Alice Pettus
gave an account of the impressive cere
monies conducted at the grave of her
grandmother in Selma recently on Dec
oration day by the Cherokee chapter in
honor of this Daughter of the state, who
is the only Daughter of the Revolution
interred in the Selma cemetery.
A social half hour was enjoyed in the
pretty home of Mrs. Miller, who is al
ways a gracious hostess.
One of the prettiest affairs of the week
wilt be the party on Tuesday afternoon
at the handsome home of Mrs. Samuel
P. Kennedy on Woodstock avenue in com
pliment to a charming bride-to-be, Miss
Mildren Johnston, whose marriage to Mr.
Harold Wesselman Updike of New York
will be a distinct society event.
A golf tournament among the women is
a matter of interest this week, put on
by the enthusiastic members of the
Country club. A trophy has been offered
by the club, quite a beautiful one, and
a large number of prominent women who
are devoted to this excellent outdoor
sport are taking part. Among the wom
»n seen constantly on the links are: Mrs
' T. D. Maybank, Mrs. W. P. Hazelwoo l.
#•» a r^Y
Refri
At Last! All Styles Here
THEY FINALLY CAME—the two cars of “AIR
TITE AND RHINELANDER” REFRIGERATORS
that we looked for so long. Make teeth chatter just
to look at them, those cold, shivery, “AIRTITE and
RHINELANDER” Refrigerators.
PRICE START AT
“AIRTITE
and
Rhinelander”
Refrigerators
$1 0.95
13
TOMORROW
PERFECTION MATTRESS
WE GUARANTEE THESE MATTRESSES TO BE MADE BY THE PERFEC
TION BED & SPRING CO. OF BIRMINGHAM, ALA. They will be on sale at
this store tomorrow. This mattress, as shown in this cut .....$9.50
$9.
50
.50
45>Lb. Cotton Felt
$9
45-Lb. All Cotton
« 7e $7 7c
WE UNDERSELL THE TOWN
both of whom have won cups; Mrs. C.
M. Jesperson. Mrs. Hillyer Robinson.
Mrs. C. M. Woodruff. Mrs. Evan Moon
Mm. L. Kb Morton. ,Mra. T. T. Butler.
Miss Carrie Knox, Miss Clara Eastham.
and Miss Julia Jones.
Mrs. Margaret Booth, who has been
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Booth.
| on Christine avenue, was the inspiration
I for a lovely party Friday morning at
! tji© home of Mrs. T. J. Brothers, when
j Mrs. Brothers and Mrs. Shaler Houser
I were joint hostesses.
Invited to meet Mrs. Booth were Mrs.
E. L. Turner. Mrs. t'. J. Houser. Mrs.
W. H. Jackson. Mm. H. L. Cater, Mr*.
G R. Dlckert, Mrs. Henry Young. Mrs.
Roy Woodruff. Mm. Henry Booth. Mrs
Horace Miller, Mrs. Ed Smith. Mrs. C.
R Freel. and Mm. S. E. Hodges. A
delightful luncheon was served.
I!
i In honor ofher lovely sister. Mrs. D. C.
Lewis of Birmmgnam, Mrs. Gera id King
entertained on Friday afternoon with a
bridge and rook party at her attractive
bungalow on Christine avenue. Hand
s' me tulips, snowballs and spirea formed
the decorations thrown open to the
guests who played until a late hour,
when a salad and ice course was served.
Mrs Lewis, as Carrie rx>uise Brandon,
resided in Anniston before her marriage
to Mr. Tjewis, wrhere she was considered
one of the city’s prettiest and most pop
| uiar young girls. She is equally as
| charming aa a young matron and her
friends were delighted with this oppor
tunity of greeting her on Friday.
The Gadsden Music Study club and the
Disque High school quartet of Gadsden,
visited Anniston on Friday evening and
1 gave a most creditable performance at
the Wilmer High school, to which t.hc
public was invited. Given under the aus
pices of the Anniston Choral club, the
concert drew a large crowd and those
attending were delighted with the ex
cellent talent sent over by the Gadsden
organizations.
The programme was divided into two
parts. The first half was taken up with
piano, violin and numbers renderd on
wind instruments' some of which were
very fine indeed. In part second a can
tata was given, entitled '‘Indian Sum
mer." All parts were, well chosen and
splendidly portrayed by the visitors. Miss
Flora Mae Gentry, who has had won
derful advantages in the east under
dancing masters, contributed largelv to
the success of the evening and also Mies
Ethel Duke scored quite a hit.. Both are
very lovely girls and have appeared in
Anniston on previous occasions and re
ceived an ovation from their admirers
Mrs. G. L. Moore was director of the
evening’s entertainment, and Miss Janice
Haas and Miss Doris Johnson acted as
accompanists.
Little Walker Reynolds, bright young
son of Mr. and Mrs. Walker Reynolds.
Sr.. celebrated his fifth birthday Friday
afternoon at their home in Glen wood
Terrace, when many little friends of the
neighborhood were invited to participate
in the happy event. Games were played
on the lawn until the late Afternoon,
when Mrs. Reynolds announced that a
surprise «waited each guest in the dining
room.
Painty souvenirs were presented and
an ice course was served from a prettily
appointed table in pink and white. The !
guests ■were: Thomas King. Jr.. Wilfred
and Garber Galbreath. Horace Leyden. i«
| Jr., Randolph and Stewart Reynolds, i
j Pauline Moon. Frances Miller. Margaret 1
! Washburn. Edith Marion Bowie. De- I
I Witt McCargo, Katherine and Carlyle
Kyle. Charles Booth. Shaler Houser. Jr..
Margaret Houser, Tart Bell. Harry
Stlckney, Joseph Bellinger, Sue and
Elizabeth Morton, Billie Davis. Bill Mai- j
lory and Ben Spearman.
A wedding which wm attended by \
several Annistonians and was of espe- i
clal interest here was that on April 2, ;
when Miss Emma Spradley plighted her
troth to Mr. Robert W. Houston at the j
First Methodist church in Easonville.
Several love songs were rendered before
the ceremony by Miss Nellie Maddon of
Birmingham and Misses Stone and Gas
pers, accompanied by Miss Winifred
Hall of Montgomery.
The ushers were: Messrs. Houston.
Bell. Gosper and McSwain. Little Misses
Louise Liles and Rose Lee Stone, dainti
ly clad in white organdie and carrying
baskets of sweet peas, acted as flower
girls. The bride was given in marriage
by her brother. Mr. J. W. Spradley of
Anniston, and Mr. Roy Houston of Bir
mingham acted best man. The cere
mony was performed by Rev. R. B.
Lavender.
The out-of-town guests were: Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Spradley. Mr. and Mrs. J. L.
Liles and family. Mr. and Mrs. Homer
Wright of Anniston. Frank Wright.
Misses Rogers, Miss Thewett. Mr. and
Mrs. Ram Hardwick of Talladega; Mr.
Jeff Bell, Mr. Clifton Houston. Mr. Roy
Houston. Miss Nelle Maddox. Mrs. John
Balter of Birmingham and Miss Wini
fred Hall of Montgomery.
Annistonians have been particularly
pleased this week with seeing and meet
ing Mr. and Mrs. Henry Walthall, who
appeared at the Noble theatre In “Taken ;
In." These two notables were guests
during their visit at the Anniston inn
and were honored with an after-the
theatre party on Friday evening. Mr.
and Mrs. Walthall are very charming
personally as well as being celebrated
stars of the movie world and the legiti
mate stage, and won new laurels and
many friends on 'their visit to the city, j
The following handsomely engraved
Invitations have been Issued to a large
number of friends through the south
and In New York: “Sirs. William Francis
Johnston requests the honor of your
presence at the marriage of her daugh
ter, Mildred Terry, to Mr. Harold Wei.
selman Updike, on Tuesday, April 2*.
at 6:30 o'clock. First PTesbytenan
church, Anniston, Ala."
An Inclosed card announces a recep- ;
tion immediately after the ceremony at
1306 Juintard avenue.
Miss Johnston, an attractive brunette, j
Is a girl with an old-fashioned sweet- ,
' ness of manner and courtesy which has j
J made her very popular In society In An- (
i nlBton and wherever she has visited. Mr.
I Updike Is to be congratulated ppon wtn
| ning this lovely southern girl who will
accompany him to his northern home to
reside. The wedding will be among the
most important affairs of the season.
! Mrs. Charles Renfroe Bell (Gertrude
1 Tart), one of the city’s most lovely
matrons, was hostess Wednesday after
noon, when a number of friends were
Invited to meet her sister, Mrs. Darby
Brown of Birmingham. Admiring friends
had previously sent to Mrs. Bell quanti
ties of beautiful spring flowers culled
from their gardens, which added to the
charm of her attractive home and made
fragrant the rooms opened to the guests.
In the dining room the good taste ot
the hostess was displayed In the arrange
ment of her table, which was In pink, a
large basket of pink roses being used as
a centerpiece.
During the afternoon Mrs. R. Kyle
Smith of Salisbury, N. C., a Bister ot
Mrs. Eugene Thompson, delighted tho
guests with a group of songs. Her voice
was even more wonderful than when
she last visited the city and this charm
ing surprise was one long to be remem
bered. Mrs. John M. Stllwell accompa
nied Mrs. Smith. _
PERSONALS
Mrs. R. L* Alter and her daughter. Miss
Barbara Alter, of Burksvllle, Va., have
gone to Florence for a visit, after being
the guests of Mrs. W. J. McPherson at
Sherman Heights.
Miss Henriette Franklin of Atlanta is
the guest of her sister, Mrs. Mortimer
Sterne, on Tyler Hill. .
Mrs. W. A. Ramseur of Gainesville.
Ga.. who has been the guest of Mrs. K.
E. Morton, has returned to her home.
Mr. Parker Butler has returned to
Nashville, after a visit to Mr. and Mr*.
T. T. Butler on Keith avenue.
, Miss <Mary< Kate Park has returned to
Convene college in Spartanburg. 8. C..
(UsHssM w Pas* Eleven)
For Good of the
Community
CORIOLANUS had led Roman troops to vic
tory. He was a popular hero. The com
mon people idolized him. They asked that he
show the wounds he had received in combat.
Coriolanus despised display of valor. It was be
neath the dignity of the aristocrat.
He would not show his wounds. He would not
descend to the level of the mob. The mob reached
up and bore him down. They expelled him from
Rome. Thus began the seer side of the life of a
splendid young man leading to his assassination
by the enemies of Rome, whom he had led to the
gates of his city but there gave way under plea
of his women kin.
There was no reason why Coriolanus should
not exhibit his wounds. Other leaders did it;
other brave men had done so. The Roman peo
ple had been accustomed to have their warriors
make this display of their courage and their
prowess. Why not Coriolanus? He flouted his
own people. Intolerance begot forgetfulness of
service and turned love into hate.
When they were about to stone Mary Mag
dalen Christ held back upraised arms. A sinner
became a saint. Society has taken hold of the
wayward girl. She has been made into a useful
woman. The so-called bad boy has been given a
chance. They have proven that badness is only
skin deep; that the potentiality for good in every
human is without limit.
We hear less and less of degenerates. Toler
ance has reduced their numbers by showing the
rashness of judgment based on intolerance. Tol
erance has probed for the germ of decency and
nine times out of ten it has found it and with it
inoculated the mass into moral health.
Two malefactors hung on crosses with Christ.
To one of them Christ said before He, too, passed
away, “Today thou shalt be with me in Para
dise.” That was the denial of natural depravity
and degeneracy from the cross. It was the sub
lime tolerance which guides men to do the right
by one another.
Youth is intolerant because it is ignorant, but
it is generously so. It is impatient of that which
is wrong and would have it righted now by sum
mary process. He who carries the intolerance of
youth into age and experience closes his own
avenues to happiness and engenders hate where
. he could and should have love.
The man who is intolerant of. a woman’s ways,
of her frills of mind and her flutterings of feel
ing, is that man who would have least to do with
her were she other than she is. He who is least
careful of his own morals is most jealous and sus
picious of those of women. He who puts the veil
over the face of his women is the most licentious.
The man who scouted welfare work on the
part of the great industries, lived to see its won
derful results in the health, the content and the
superior product of the worker. The intolerance
of spirit that denies the appreciative faculty in
other men is blind, mischevious and pulls back
ward.
Intolerance is the offspring of conceit. It assumes qualities in
one’s self that are denied others. It is a false garbing of the ego
in a garment that the ego has not honestly earned. Not all the
stones that killed Magdalens were thrown by purists in fact
When men and women see themselves in others, they will
cease being intolerant, because that will be a clear vision. Men
and women come very near doing right when they see right The
prayer of men should be for this light.
“Lead, Kindly Light” is good to repeat to one’s self before fu
nerals.
Yours for upbuilding,

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