From the Hickory Daily Record, April 25, 1917
Local and Personal
The local recruiting office has not been having much action this week, but
it passed 18 loyals on to training camps last week.
Rev. S.B. Stroup and Mr. M.H. Yount, directors of the Thompson orphanage,
attended a meeting of the board in Charlotte Tuesday. They motored through the
Mr. W.S. Pollard brought the first strawberries of the season to the local
market today. He had barely a pint, but they were fine, juicy berries. In a few
weeks the market will afford plenty of Catawba berries, which, by the way are
the finest in the world.
Alvin Miller, who sold what he called a “julep” at Lookout, was convicted in
county court at Newton Tuesday and fined $100. He appealed and his bond was
placed at $500. According to the evidence, what he was dispensing was at least
as strong as wine.
Miss Louise Jones entertained the Farce Club yesterday afternoon. Miss
Margaret Taylor won the prixe for making the highest score. Tea and sandwiches
were served after the game. Those playing were Misses Virginia Sellers,
Catherine Staples, Mary Allen, Margaret Taylor, Amy Sellers, Kate Elliott,
Gladys Reid, Charlotte Smith and Louise Jones.
Mrs. G.N. Hutton was hostess yesterday afternoon to the Limited Auction
Club. Two tables were arranged for cards. Mrs. Walker Lyerly was the lucky
winner of the high score prize and Mrs. E.L. Shuford won the consolation. Ice
cream and cake were served after the game. Those playing were Mesdames W.A.
Hall, Walker Lyerly, George Yoder, Long (no first name given) of Newton, J.H.P.
Cilley J.L. Riddle, E.L. Shuford and Horace C. Lutz.
The O.O. Club was delightfully entertained last evening my Miss Elizabeth
McComb. Four tables were arranged for progressive rook. Special Guests of the
club were Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Henkel, Mr. and Mrs. W.E. McRorie, Misses Janie
Lyerly and Mary Knox Henderson, and Messrs Cedric Dellinger and Tom Pruitt. A
delicious ice course was served. Miss Margaret McComb will have the next
All but one of the 14 members of the Hickory Music Club were present at the
last meeting of the season, held at Mrs. George Bailey’s last evening. Visitors
were Mrs. Bailey and Miss Jennie Bailey of New York, Mrs. George Yoder and Mrs.
E.B. Menzies. Those taking part in the program were Mrs. E.L. Shuford, Miss
Margaret McComb, Mrs. George Hutton, Mrs. Karl B. Patterson, Mrs. J.H. Hatcher,
Miss Lillie Bell Hallman, Mrs. Geo. Hall and Mrs. E.A. Smith. The following
officers were elected: Mrs. J.H. Hatcher, president; Mrs. G.N. Hutton, vice
president; Miss Essie Seagle, secretary.
The reception at the home of Miss Estelle Wolfe last evening was a most
enjoyable occasion for the Methodist Philatheas and their friends. The house
was beautifully decorated with a great profusion of dogwood blossoms and wild
honeysuckle. The guests were received by the hostess and directed to the punch
bowl, where Miss Kathryn Peterson presided. Each person was asked to register
wishes for the brides in six little booklets, which were presented as souvenirs
to the guests of honor: Mesdames Henry C. Cline, Ivy Starnes earle Townsend,
Guy Robinson, Misses Ola Griffin and Lina Johnston. A lively contest was then
held. In the different rooms were posted 24 pictures advertising articles
needed by brides with which to begin housekeeping. The answers were varied and
amusing. At the conclusion, each honoree was presented with an attractive
Philathea Cook Book, with best wishes from the class. Piano selections by
Misses Marjorie Whitener, Clara Bowles and Mabel Monce were thoroughly enjoyed.
Delicious cream and cake was served and at this point came the surprise of
the evening. Between fancy cakes tied with white ribbon was a tiny blue card on
which was written “K.M.P. and J.F.C., June fifth,” thus announcing the
engagement of Miss Katheryn Peterson to Mr. Frank Carriker.
The bride-to-be is well known in the city. She held a responsible positon
with the Hutton and Boiurbonnais Co. for some time and, because of her vivacity
and pleasing disposition, has many friends here and elsewhere. For the past
four months she has held the office of business manager for the Methodist
Senior Philathea class, which under her direction has accomplished splendid
results. Mr. Carriker’s gain will mean a distinct loss to this class. She has
the best wishes of a host of friends.
Mr. Carriker of Knoxville, Tenn., is a young man of splendid ability and was
employed by the Hickory Daily Record as a printer for about several months. He
made friends during his stay here who will be glad to know of the happiness in
store for him.