Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Social News From Mangum and Hoffman, N.C., March 1922

From the March 2, 1922 issue of the Rockingham Post-Dispatch
Mangum Items
Mr. Davis Haywood went to Charlotte Monday to have his tonsils removed.
Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Chandler and family spent Sunday with relatives near Mt. Gilead.
Miss Lillie Matheson returned Sunday form Ansonville after a week’s visit there.
Mrs. N.B. Stutts of Mt. Gilead spent the week-end with her son, Mr. John Stutts.
Rev. Mr. Stork of Mt. Gilead was a pleasant visitor to the school Thursday. He conducted chapel exercises, which was enjoyed by the entire student body and faculty.
The Literary Society gave a very interesting program on Wednesday afternoon.  The most important number was a debate: Resolved, that the right of suffrage should be extended to women. The affirmative was represented by Lee Johnson, Fred Jarrell and Archie Ballard, the negative by J.N. Currie, Ernest Dennis and Homer Lisk.
The box supper given at the Mangum Hill School on Friday evening proved to be a success, both from a social and financial standpoint. A “fishing pond” added much to the enjoyment of the evening. The boxes were very attractive looking  and their contents proved to be a delight to the purchasers. Mr. Frank Andrews of Mt. Gilead was auctioneer and showed himself an expert in the art of selling. About $50 was cleared.
One of the most enjoyable social events of the season was a “Washington party” given on Saturday evening by Mr. and Mrs. T.B. Andrews, in honor of their house-guests, Misses Mattie Lee Johnston of Clarkton and Harold Russell of New London. The decorations in the reception hall were ferns, long leaf pine and daffodils. In the parlor the color scheme was in the National colors, with a background of ferns. A portrait of the Father of his Country, draped with flags, occupied the most important point, while red and blue hatchets on a background of white further added to the patriotic aspect. The evening was one of rare enjoyment. Games were played, interspersed with music from the Edison. A much enjoyed contest was to form the largest number of words from the letters “George Washington.” The lucky contestants were Miss Mamie Currie and Ralph Misenheimber, who were presented with a U.S. flag. Partners were found by matching rhymes. Another contest was a romance, missing words to be supplied from the abbreviations of States. The winners in this were Miss Lena Harris and Alexander Smith, who were awarded a box of candy. The consolation prize, a Washington hatchet, went to Miss Josie Chandler and Jack Currie. A delicious salad course with cake was served by Mrs. Andrews and Miss Kate Johnson.
Hoffman News
On Wednesday evening of last week the school gave a patriotic program celebrating the birthdays of Lincoln, Washington, and Longfellow. The stage was beautifully decorated with long leaf pine, the national colors and the pictures of these men. The program consisted of patriotic pageant, plays, recitations and songs. A large crowd was present to enjoy the exercises by the children.
Gibson evened up with Hoffman by defeating us here the 21st with a score of 13 to 8. The girls also played and lost to the visitors by two points.
On February 20th Miss Bertie Lathan and Mr. Clay Covington were married in Rockingham.
On last Sunday afternoon Miss Flossie Thompson and Mr. Lonnie Monroe were quietly married in Chesterfield, S.C.

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