Friday, June 16, 2017

Social News from Monroe, N.C., June 16, 1916

“Local and Personal Social News,” from the June 16, 1916 issue of The Monroe Journal.
The Study Club was delightfully entertained Tuesday morning by Mrs. T.T. Capehart, Mrs. Boger being in charge of the program. Four chapters of The Ways of the Planets were reviewed and interesting sketches of Venus and Mars given. Two of Longfellow’s poems, Sandalphon and the Light of the Stars, were read and current events given by each member. Mrs. R.H. Pharr of Clinton, S.C., was an invited guest. The hostess served refreshments in two courses.
Miss Bertha Lee of Parrott, Ga., is visiting Mrs. L.M. White. Friday morning Mrs. White gave a sewing party in honor of her guest, and Saturday morning a recital. Those who took part in the recital were Mesdames V.D. Sikes, E.S. Green, L.M. White, Misses Bertha Lee and Hallie Neal. A number of friends enjoyed Mrs. White’s hospitality. Delicious refreshments were served.
Mrs. R.L. Payne entertained at rook Thursday morning in honor of Miss Lee. Sweet peas and nasturtiums were used for decorations. Misses Ruth Russel and Claudia Sanders served sandwiches, iced tea, cream, cake and candy.
Miss Lee was again the honoree at a sewing party given Wednesday afternoon by Mrs. H.E. Copple and Miss Beulah Copple. After a pleasant hour spent in sewing and chatting, a guessing contest was thoroughly enjoyed. Mesdames L.M. White, E.S. Green and Misses Bertha Lee and Kate Copple rendered musical selections. Out of town guests were Mesdames George F. Rutzler Jr. of Charlotte, Virginia Trammell of Henrietta and Earnest Shell of Georgetown, Texas. Mrs. J.B. Copple and Miss Kate Copple served punch and also assisted the hostesses in serving a salad course.
The Weaver Philathea Class held a delightful meeting Tuesday night with Miss Hobeika at her home on South Hayne street. There was a larger number present than at any previous meeting and all expressed themselves as being well pleased with the success of the meeting. Miss Annie Redwine, president of the class, presided, and it was decided to have an ice cream supper Friday night on the court house lawn. The class is very enthusiastic over the prospect of having a Sunday school room in the near future and are saving their funds for this purpose. The hostess served block cream, cake and candy.
Miss Margaret De Woody of Pine Bluff, Ark., is the guest of Mrs. Horace Neal.
Miss Octavia Houston is visiting friends in Sharon, Penn.
Miss Mabel Lane is visiting in Lawndale.
Miss Mary Beade of Wilmington is visiting Mrs. J.J. Parker.
Mrs. Ernest Shell of Georgetown, Tex., is visiting Mrs. N.M. Redfearn.
Mrs. E.M. Griffin, little Miss Katherine Kyle Redfearn and Mrs. Isabelle Moody left yesterday for Connelly Springs to spend some time.
Mrs. W.J. Rudge and Mrs. J.T. Griffith will leave the first of the week for Rocky River Springs.
Misses Daisy and Mabel Worley left today for a two weeks visit in Hamlet.
Miss Louise Stevens of Charlotte is visiting Miss Martha Adams.
Mrs. Frank Welsh is visiting relatives in Abbeville.
Mrs. Charles Iceman is visiting relatives in McColl, S.C.
Miss Christine Marsh is visiting friends in Charlotte.
Misses Jessie and Claudia Brown are visiting relatives in Kinston.
Miss Laura Rogers is visiting her sister, Mrs. Cyrus Smith, in Elberton, Ga.
Mrs. Eugene Ashcraft and children are visiting relatives in Randolph county.
Mr. F.M. Morgan and family are visiting relatives in Florence and Marion, S.C.
Miss Mabel Simpson of Clinton, S.C., is visiting her brother, Mr. J.B. Simpson.
Mrs. H.M. Eubanks of Laurinburg is spending a few days with her mother, Mrs. J.F. Doster.
Miss Lura Heath has returned from the Boston School of Domestic Science.
Mrs. J.F. Caudle of Union, S.C., is visiting her sister, Mrs. E.J. McLellan.
Mr. D.J. Melton of Buford township left Monday night for Raleigh to take a position with the Carolina Light & Power Co.
Mrs. R.F. Knight and son, Master Cecil, are visiting Mrs. Knight’s mother in Tradesville, S.C.
Mr. and Mrs. George Stevens are spending a month in Norfolk with Mrs. Stevens’ brother.
Mr. Sam Doolin brought a cotton stalk from his farm in Vance township yesterday that was a foot high.
Mrs. Sudie Howie-Matthews had made extension repairs on her boarding house on Main street.
Mr. Pratt McNeeley, son of Mr. W.R. McNeeley, has a position with The Enquirer.
Bertha Johnson, colored, appeared in the Recorder’s court Tuesday morning, charged with slapping a little negro girl. She was taxed with the costs.
Dr. G.A. Roberts, head of the Department of Veterinary Science in the A. & M. College at Raleigh, is here visiting his friend, Dr. Watt Ashcraft. They are making a study of dairy cattle diseases.
Mr. S.B. Bundy Jr. left Wednesday night for Albany, N.Y., where he will spend some time in erecting some harvesting machinery. He will go from there to the southwestern part of the country.
The date for the Masonic rally and the dinner to be served by the ladies of the Order Eastern Star has been changed from June 24th to July 4th. This change was made on account of the dates being so near together. Arrangements have been made between the committees of the celebration and rally that one program will not interfere with the other. The rally program will begin when the celebration program ends. The dinner will be spread on the lot made vacant by the removal of the Colonial Inn (or the Flow old homestead).
Children’s exercises will be held at Pleasant Grove Sunday at 10:30.
Mr. Joe Stephenson of Rockingham was a visitor here Wednesday.
Mr. R.A. Morrow is in Asheville attending the State Bankers’ convention.
Mrs. J.D. McRae and daughter, Mrs. Albert Miller, are visiting friends and relatives in Atlanta.
The ice cream supper which is announced to be held at Weddington has been postponed.
Mr. Leslie Futch has arrived from West Point and will spend the summer at home on furlough.
Elder Henry Taylor will preach at William’s Grove on Benton Hill, Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with song service before.
Miss Lillian Cuthbertson has returned from Wendell, N.C., where she has been teaching. The people were so well pleased with her work that they re-elected her for next year.
The pastor of Central Methodist church will preach next Sunday night on Monroe and Union County. The Woman’s Club and the public are invited.
Mr. Walter H. Griffin of charlotte and Miss Beuna V. Thomas of Peach land were married Wednesday afternoon by Rev. A.C. Davis at his residence at Olive Branch.
Mr. Sylvester Shute, brother of the late John Shute, died at his home near Corrollton, Miss., Sunday evening, June 4. He was 88 years old and was born in this county.
The Weaver Philathea class of Central M.E. Church will sell ice cream tonight on court house square for the benefit of the class. Come help the good cause. If rain prevents, a later date will be announced. Watch for it.
Mr. John Lathan, who went on an automobile trip with Dr. Crane, returned last night, leaving the party at Charlotte. They spend three days in New York city and found the weather so cold they were about to freeze. They went as far as Niagara.
The organ recital given at the Baptist church on last Tuesday evening was a great success. The church is to be congratulated upon procuring an instrument of such tone and strength. A large and appreciative audience was present to hear the splendid program arranged by Mrs. White she was assisted by Miss Hallie Neal, Mrs. E.S. Greene, Mrs. G.F. Rutzler Jr., and Miss Bertha Lee. These ladies rendered the songs with beautiful expression and interpretation. Mrs. White’s mastery of the organ was wonderful. The ease and facility and expression of her playing were a revelation to the audience. Her playing of every number was very artistic. Monroe is to be congratulated upon having such an artist in her midst. We are sure that all the numbers were greatly enjoyed, but if we were to choose any as being better than another, we would say that we never heard “The Shepherd’s Song of Hope” and “Nocturn in E Flat” played better by any one. But we should not be partial to any one or two selections, because Mrs. White’s playing of every one of the numbers was wonderful.

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