The Bee from Danville, Virginia on October 14, 1953 · Page 16
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The Bee from Danville, Virginia · Page 16

Danville, Virginia
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Wednesday, October 14, 1953
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Four The Bee: Danville, Va., Wednesday, October 14, 1953 B Stratford's AlumnaeView New Bequests Many Handsome Presentations The. well attended meeting of the Danville Chapter of Stratford Alumnae Association at Kennedy Hall on Tuesday afternoon was fea- Garden Club Meeting Is Held In Patrick Co. A score of members of the West End Garden Club drove yesterday Wheatley To Talk To B. P. W. C. Members C. Stuart Wheatley, Danville attorney, will be guest speaker o the Meadows of Dan in Patrick f 0r ( j, e annual Public Affairs din- tured by the showing by LandonjCounty to hold a meeting at the Wyatt, Jr., of color films of se-|h om e of Mrs. George Robertson. , . , ,, , . ,, , , lected scenes from ihe Centennialland Miss Rachel Schwab, located Professional Women s Club Thurs- Bryant Is Speaker Before DAR Group Speaking on the subject "Our Schools--A Twofold Responsibil- Mr. M. H. Bryant, superin- To Direct Band ner meeting of the Business and Pageant, and highlights both grave!in the heart of the Blue Ridge, and gay of Commencement week, jAfter a short business meeting Featured also was a visit to thejthe hostesses served luncheon and new gymnasium building where after a social hour, the members of the club returned. the process of concreting the floor, was under way. This was followed] They paused at the famous "Lov- day evening at 6:30 o'clock at Ihe Country Club Inn. Mr. Wheatley, Democratic candidate for the House of Delegates will have as his topic "Full Citizenship in Local Government." He by open house in the college build-jers' Leap" vantage point, overlook-j w ili be introduced by Mrs. C. A. ing. ling Smith River Valley flanked by;Malheny, president of the Virginia Of special interest to the alum-!Bull Mountain and enjoyed the nac were the new entrance doors|sight of the flaming maples, i,um Federation of BPW Clubs. The program is being presented lo Alumnae Hall, the Centennial [trees, oaks and poplars now in : D y t he Public Affairs Committee gift of Ruth Phillips Kugler ofjtheir full autumn dress of yellows,! 0 f which Miss Sarah C. Powell is Lexington, Massachusetts, Class o f reds a n d browns. · · -- · · · - - · · - · '33. The doorway was designed by Henry Hoffman Kennedy, brother of Dean Mabel Kennedy. The doors constructed of old walnut paneling bear 16th century bronze door rings. Above the white door Personals Mrs. Nannie Ellis Strickland is a patient at Memorial Hospital. chairman. She is being assisted by committee mem- C. Beverley, Miss the following bers: Mrs. F. Doris Bousman, Miss Myrtle Lee, Mrs. Gurdine Moore, Miss Caroline Musselman, Mrs. Sallie Watson and Miss Jerrine Patterson. The meeting, one of the high- of th . .. , - , · Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ach .»,^ cornice spreads a lunette winch is d a u g h t Margare t, of Buffalo, N. a rephca-of one of the five designs y are visjting Mrs Achs moiller ^submitted for the great seal of the J M r s . Emma Crowder East J a m e s ona l bmted States and considered by ( Q f I . n o . uonai many compctenl observers to be! bl whlch !s bem § sponsored locally the most beautiful of the designs . . , Mrs. E. G. Matkins left Monday offered. The design was procured for New York iQ sai! for Germany from Philadelphia and depicts the soaring eagle with the shield of the stars and stripes surmounting the globe below. Also claiming the admiration of iht " - - - rarest to join her husband SFC Edward G. Matkins, now with the occupational forces. , The condition of John D. Pruitt, Was ° ne .° f .5 lra ,° r , who underwent an operation at Memorial Hospital on Monday was described today as satisfactory, Harry Z. Taylor is an operative patient at Memorial Hospital.' * * * Stratford Students To Hear Famous Hong Kong Reporter treasures, recently placed over the mantel in the East drawing room--a Byzantine painting from the early Christian era of the Madonna and Child. The painting was purchased by Mrs. Kerr Morehead Harris during the Russian revolution when the churches were dismantled of all works of art, Mrs. Harris presented the painting to Randolph-Macon Institution, Stratford's predecessor, in 1918. Despite a search for a suitable mounting, none was found until Mr. Kennedy recently discovered in Asia Minor a bordered panel of antique red cut velvet. With this rich background the radiance of the sacred painting is enhanced by the upward glow of soft mantel lights. Also in the West drawing rooms were seen two recent prized recent additions. One a painting by the late Judge Sammuel Kingan of Tucson, Arizona of the Ponte Vecchio over the Arno River in Florence. This painting was presented to Stratford by Mrs. Lemma Starling Robertson in the name of her mother, Mrs. Mary Withers Starling. The other addition is a large painting, of .General Robert '·*£.*"Lee oh -'Traveler," a gift to Stratford from Miss Bessie Van Wagernen before her death. .. Refreshments were served in the -West drawing rooms, with Mrs. W. S. Norman pouring coffee and assisted in serving by Mrs. Arch Fuller, Jr. and Mrs. Earl Elliott. · During the business session of the alumnae meeting the president Mrs. Robert Wiseman, announced that among the projects to be sponsored by the Danville alumnae are a bridge-canasta benefit, with Miss Carol Edmunds, chairman, on the evening of October 26 in the recreation room of Kennedy Hall; a food sale with Mrs. Penn Gant, chairman, on a date to be announc-lpractice for toning the lips. David Keith Hardy, former di-and regular business, rector of Radio Hongkong and spe-| Jeannette Davis has charge of cial correspondent assigned by the the program. Johnsie Choate, pres- Sritish Broadcasting Corporation e annual observance of Na- Business Women's Week by the Danville BPW Club. Births Announced Mr. and Mrs. James A. Gosney announce the birth of a daughter, Pamela Dean, on October 4 at Memorial Hospital. * * * CLASS TO MEET The Sunshine Class of Glenwood Baptist Church will meet Friday night at 8 o'clock, with Mrs. Beulah Holley, Starling Ave. * * * 'TEEN AGERS TO MEET The Go-Getter Y-Teens will meet at the Y. W. C. A. Thursday at 7:30. The program will include installation of officers, a social hour, o cover Hongkong's relations with led China, Formosa, Japan and he gambling and smuggling cen- er of Macao will discuss the troubled slate of Asia at Stratford Friday at 10 a. m. in the college audi- .orium. Mr. Hardy, now associate editor of Life and Time was also a former correspondent for the London, Times. He has lived in the Orient tor many years. His travels have taken him from Palestine, the Arab lands right across the continent to Japan and Korea. ident, will preside. * * * WCTU WILL MEET The North Danville WCTU will meet with Mrs, Carson Walton, 227 Clement Ave;, on Thursday night at 7:30 p. m. Itendent of instruction for Danville schools, told members of Dorothea Henry Chapter, Daughters of American Revolution that this work of education must contribute, not just to the preservation of America's way of life, but must even seek to improve the quality of living in American society. Mr. Bryant spoke of the function of the schools which is to in- jduct the young into culture. Actually schools serve continuously as an agency to help children and youth to know, to understand and to adjust to relationships characteristic of culture. He told some of the issues and problems facing public education today. One of these is buildings and adequate facilities--much is being done in Danville and in Virginia to meet this need. The most serious problem, as he sees it, is the shortage of qualified teachers. This is not the only problem. Almost equally important is the fact ihat teachers now in service must continue to raise their professional sights and even seek to do a better job of meeting the needs of children in this modern and complex society. In closing Mr. Bryant said -"To be effective we must teach them more than the traditional "Three El's"--Some one has said that at least "Six R's", the new ones being--Responsibility, Rights and Relationships. To do this we must continue to face up to the-various problems facing education, be alert to new techniques that help to do the job better and join hands more closely with parents and citizen groups to plan together the very best that is possible for the ireatest asset that we "have--our children. The meeting was held in the home of Mrs. C. T. Carter in Forest Hills with Mrs. George Snea'd arid Mrs. P. K. Miles as joint hostesses. Mrs. W. W. Peers, regent, presided. The invocation was led by.Theology Degree at Boston Univer- Mrs. F. C. Beverly, salute to the' ;S it y . ed; and a play suitable for children to be given by the Dramatics Department of f Stratford under the direction of Mrs. Walter Parker. Announcement also was made that the fall planting on the com- pus will be a memorial to Mrs. A. . D. Starling, Mrs. R. Bruce James and Miss Bessie van Wagenen, whom the alumnae association has lost by death since the spring. A rising vote of thanks was tendered Mrs. Frances Gregory Adams for her invaluable advice and assistance,, in the redecorating and other artistic projects at Stratford. Whistling is unladylike in public, but around the house it's a good VERY SPECIAL PRICES ON THIS VERY NICE BEDROOM GROUP All Thirteen (13) Pieces 199 95 Regular Prices 256.55 EASY TERMS Large Chest On Chest Coil Spring Vanity Dresser Vanity Bench Nite Table Medium Poster Bea 2 Pillows 2 Vanity Lamps 1 Spring Cover 1 Plastic Hassock 1 Innerspring Mattress Suite made of solid wood, beautiful maple finish. Water and alcohol resistant. SEE GROUP IN OUR WINDOW We are told often by our many customers how much they appreciate the many wonderful bargains they have purchased from us and we are still striving to offer more. These pieces listed are one of our very best specials and we advise you to come in early. EASY TERMS LEDSOE FURNITURE CO., INC. 326 Main Street Phone 137 City Recreation Activity Shows Marked Increase Over 7,000 more persons participated in various organized activities of the City Recreation Department during September than the same month of last year. Director Chet Smoral today listed 17,839 participants during the month as against 10,654 in September, 1952. Principal activity Included city league football, playground pro? grams and kindergardens with such season-end activity as softball and baseball also included. A breakdown shows that participants included 8,882 boys, 5,567 girls and 2,390 adults. An estimated 3,885 spectators at various events is below the 5,666 last September. The difference is largely accounted for by the fact that no count of spectators at the Nature Center is listed while 1,728 were listed in September 1952. When the United States Army Field Band returns to Danville for. a free concert at the city auditorium tomorrow night at 8:15 o'clock, it will again be under the direction of Major Chester E. Whiting, above. He organized the 100-piece band which has travelled some 200,000 miles. Danville residents have been seeking its return since it's hit here on Easter weekend last year. The band is coming here in connection with the Community Chest drive. Dr. J. C. Stokes Assumes Duties REIDSVILLE, N. C.--Dr. J. C. Stokes, new minister of the Main Street Methodist Church began his pastorate in Reidsville this week, replacing the Rev. J. H. Armbrust, retiring pastor. Dr. Stokes, whose parents missionaries, was born in Korea, JS where he has spent fifteen of hisijt first 18 years. He entered Asburyi'I College in Kentucky in 1928. After graduation there he entered Duke University Divinity School in Durham. He received his Batahelor of Divinity degree at Duke. After receiving his degree at Duke, Dr. Stokes wa= assigned as pastor of the Hudson Methodist Church in Lenior, where he spent two years. He left Lenoir to enter, Yale and studied two years there. He received his Doctor of flag .by Mrs. Wellington McMarin and the American's Creed by Mrs. John Keeling. At the close of the meeting tea was served by the hostesses. * * * TO ATTEND CONVENTION Five members of the Harry He has held pastorates at churches' in Dellwood, Oak Ridge, and Wilkesboro. In 1942 he entered the Navy as a chaplain and served until 1945. For the past four years he has been pastor of College Place Methodist Church In Greensboro. Wooding Garden Club will go tot Dr. Stokes is married to the former Evelyn Kilby of Bath. They have two children and are now residing at the parsonage of the Main Street Methodist Church, Reidsville. WINS DIVORCE SANTA MONICA. Calif. (/P)-Actress Julia Adams testified in winning a divorce jesterday that Lynchburg tomorrow to attend the meeting of the South Wes.t District Garden Clubs of the Virginia Federation. Those named as delegates ^re: * Mesdames Mary Robertson, Russell Davis, R. -H. Ramey, R. W. Garnett and E. M. Perkinson. * * * MISSIONARY TO SPEAK The Woman's Prayer Circle, a [her husband told her she "didn't non-denominational group, which [have the acting ability to go with h a s . met regularly for the past! her $200,000 legs, fifty years, will hold a meeting| The dark haired, starlet, whose tomorrow at 3 p. m. at the homejlegs were insured by Universal-In- of Mrs. S. E. Hancock on Claiborne Street where Mrs. Allen Royce, a returned Missionary from Cuba, will speak. + * * CHANGE OF MEETING PLACE ternational Studio for that amount, divorced Writer Leonard Stern. They were married here in December. 1950. Miss Adams. 26, born Betty May Adams in Waterloo, Iowa, Beta Chapter Pi Omicron Na-'and Stern, 30, separated last June. Fire Equipment Called 9 Hours After Fire Starts Nine hours after a fire started, _ equipment was called out yester-' day to extinguish the flames. The loss was placed at $36.000 but at least $1,000 worth of property was saved. The unusual delay resulted from the fact the fire was eight miles east of Danville on Highway 58 and no one was authorized to call out Danville equipment until a company representative acted. Fire broke out after a large trailer truck, loaded with bottle caps and yeast, overturned into a fill, at 5:30 a. m. It was the property of Cooper Motor Lines of Greenville, S. C., and was operated by Willie B. Warren of Macon, Ga. When a fire breaks out outside the city limits, someone has to stand good for the cost of sending out city equipment. The driver didn't and the investigating state trooper was not authorized. After the cargo burned for hours, a company representative arrived, studied the situation and decided it would be worthwhile to try to save eight tires still unharmed on the rear of the burning trailer body. The equipment was called out at 2:30 p. m. and saved the tires, valued at $1,000. tiona! Sorority will meet this evening at 7:45 o'clock with Mrs. J. B. Jarrett, Randolph Ave., instead of j w i t h . Miss Katharyne Buckner, as previously announced. More than four tons of raw materials are required to make one ton of steel. New electric utility plants to be built in the United States by 1956 will consume 46 million tons of coal annually. The Isle of Man. about halfway between England and Ireland, boasts Norse. Irish.'Celtic. Spanish and English population strains. advertisng WANTED A BEER DUBO1S. Idaho (/P)--When a sheepman saw a saddled horse tethered in the Deep Creek Mountains area he feared the herder who owned the animal was lost or dead. He notified the sheriff's office and a posse searched the area in vain. Tired and thirsty members of the posse stopped at a Dubois tavern. There, seated on a stool and sipping a cold beer was the missing herder. He said he left his horse and hitchhiked 30 miles to Dubois for a drink. The plastic bags that vegetables come in make fine containers for soiled diapers when you take your baby visiting. bean HARVEST SALE Continues through the entire month of October. There are bumper crops of exciting values during this sale. You can save by buying now! FALL DRESSES Lovely new fall dresses in the'season's most flat- S^ tering styles. New fall fabrics and colors, spe- *l^ ^^ cially priced for our Harvest Sale at-- An extra large selection of dresses for fall in assorted rayon fabrics--both plain and prints in assorted colors. New cotton dresses for fall in a large selection of styles. Fast color and washable Harvest Sale price-- FALL COATS ii f SUITS FOR FALL Women's and misses' suits for fall in rayon gabardines. R a y o n stripes and c h e c k s . Smartest fall styles and colors. $ 14 50 Fine quality sheen rayon gabardine suits for fall in the smartest styles. New fall colors. Harvest Sale Price-- Great savings in new fall coats during our Harvest Sale. The smartest styles in the new fabrics for fall -- specially priced at -24 50 In rayon Gabardines--Tweeds and Meltons. Lovely styles for women and misses'. New £ ^t m r"f| fall colors. O · /I OU 14 HANDBAGS New fall handbags shapes and colors. in th semartest New materials. 1.98 2.95 OAKHURST NYLONS C First quality Oakhurst nylon hose--51 gauge, 15 denier. New fall shades. 69 Pr. ! Velours For Fall A complete-showing of all that is new for fall, including all the newest shapes, materials, trims and colors. 1.98-»4.95 Costume Jewelry New costume jewelry for all featuring the new hoop earrings. New styles in pins, necklaces, bracelets and pearls --Values up to 1.95. Harvest Sale Prcie-- 1.00 Plus Tax 2.98 Flat Heel Dress SLIPPERS Women's and growing girls low heel dress slippers. Black smooth leather. Black suede leather, new novelty styles. Sizes 4-9. ""Values to 5.00. Harvest Sale Price-3 Misses' Children's SLIPPERS Misses' and children's patent leather new style ankle strap, dress slipper. Sizes SVi-12 and 12Vi-3. Harvest Sale Price-- 2 Children's School OXFORDS Children's (an plain toe and moc toe oxford, bluchcr oxford, flexible composition sole, good quality leather uppers. All sizes 8^-12 and 12'/-i-3. Harvest Sale Price-$198 1 Special Value! MEN'S OXFORDS You will be surprised to find these outstanding values at this low prices. Men's wine moc toe, blucher o x f o r d . Also tan. F l e x i b l e Goodyear stitched sole loafer. $198 4 OCTAGON LAUNDRY S O A P Limit 10 Per Customer 5 Cake LINOLEUM RUGS $199 6 x 9 linoleum ruga tile patterns. Regular 3.98 value. 1 CHENILLE BEDSPREADS Single double. Regular 3.98. KITCHEN CHAIRS $|98 Kitchen chairs heavy oak. Regular 3.50 value. Ready lo paint. MEN'S SWEAT SHIRTS $|29 Extra heavy fleeced lined slightly irregular regular 1.79. White and rundown. Ef ird's Shoe Repair This Coupon Good for $1.00 On $5.00 Worth of Shoe Repairs. THIS WEEK ONLY! DEPARTMENT STORE Danville, Misses' Children's Misses' and children's tan moccasin toe, two strap loafer style. Fine quality elk leather composition sole. All sizes BMs-12 and 12^-3. Regular 3.50 value. Harvest Sale Price. a I i II ,w.ww,/vw^vwvwvwyvw,rAVJWv^^ ' ' ,

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