Mattie Keller shows quilt made when she was 11 years old (see correction in 28 Nov 1951 paper)
Mrs. W. 0. Mays Presents Program At Fine Arts Meeting Monday Night Fine Arts department of Elwood Department dub held its monthly meeting Monday night at the home of Mrs. George Woellwerts, 1620 South E street. Hostesses included Mrs. Charles Hinshaw, Mrs. Don Wright and Mrs. Inez Bolinger. The program on the topic "Antiques" was presented by Mrs. VV. O. Mays. Mrs. Mays, a most gave a most interesting talK on Highlights of her talk Included the quilt is the most useful article in the home since time began. Skins of animals were the first coverlids. In the 7th generation from Cain, a woman invented spinning and weaving. The first loom was Invented 2640 B. C. with Chinese people getting the credit. The Egyptians were also very good. They first Jearned to dye material. They used very good linen to wrap their mummies in. This material would wear for years. Spain is also noted for its very fine art work. After the weaving, the speaker stated came quilting. Women of northern Europe began the work. Many quilts were displayed by Fine Arts members including a Crazy quilt by Mis. Lon Maudlin; a coverlid belonging to the grandmother, grandmother, of Mrs. Merl Bllby; two by Mrs. Prank DeHority which were most interesting. One was a coverlid bearing many nomas of Elwood families and one made by the ladies aid society of Grace Methodist church in 1883. Mrs. Bilby had one of her own. which was most unusual bearing business houses with names of Henry county. A powder puff quilt made by Mrs. Frank Keller which she was eleven years making, one by Mrs. Ellis Horton made in 1901, and several by the speaker. Two of them, the Horn of Plenty and Texas Flower Basket were most Interesting. Following the talk by Mrs. Mays, a social hour was held and refreshments refreshments served to forty guests. Announcement Announcement was made of the Christmas meeting of Department club to be held Monday evening at the home of Mrs. Overton Sack-steder Sack-steder Sack-steder Jr. at 8 o'clock. Guests of the club were Mrs. Mayme Comelious, Mrs. Frazeo and Mi s. Harry Case. humorous and clever speaker antique quilts and coverlids. Eberts Observe Golden Wedding Date Sunday Mr. and Mrs. John Ebert, 2317 North B street, celebrated their Golden wedding anniversary Sun day with a dinner at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Bernice Hinds, at noon, and open house was held at their home from 2 until 5 in the afternoon. Coffee, tea and cake were served to the guests from a beau tifully decorated table, which was laid with an ecru lace cloth over yellow. The centerpiece was a two-tiered two-tiered two-tiered yellow wedding cake, topped with a yellow bell and white roses. At eiiner end were ROld candle holders with gold candles The buffet directly behind the table formed a beautiful background background with a large bouquet of fifty yellow roses, a gift of the couple's children. At either end were gold candle holders with gold candles. The couple received many Rifts and several bouquets of flowers from frivnds and relatives. After the couple cut the wedding wedding cake, flash pictures were taken, and Miss Phyllis Shetterly, of Anderson, sang "I Love You Truly," accompanied by Mrs. Clifford Ebert, of Chicago, after which Clifford Ebert, a son, presented presented a toast to the couple in behalf of their children. The remainder of the afternoon was spent socially. The entertaining rooms were decorated with gold bells. There were forty-seven forty-seven forty-seven present at the dinner h?ld at the daughters daughters home. They were: Mr. and Mrs. John Ebert. the honored couple; Mr. and Mrs.