I “Let me grow lovely, growing old, So many fine things do; Laces, and ivory, and gold. And silks need not be new. And there is healing in old trees, . Old streets a glamor hold; Why may not I, as well as these. Grow lovely, growing old.” These were the lines we thought of when Grannie Whitehurst, who lived the good life and fought the good fight for ninety and a haif years, passed away. Grannie DID grow lovely and sweet, not because she tried to ■ ignore Father Time, but rather be cause she accepted, him as a kind friend, and walked with him unfal tering and unafraid into the glori ous splendor of a lingering sunset. Living for Grannie Whitehurst was one great adventure, from birth to death, and we feel sure that in the hereafter she’ll enjoy to the fullest the blessings that God has reserved for her. Years ago we decided that she was the cutest gal in all the world. She was only eighty at the time and a delightful upstart who quot ed poetry in profusion. Anyone fooiish enough to duel With her in a battle of wisecracks invariably came off second best. With each new birthday, her wit sharpened and her humor mei- lowed. There was no pretense about Grannie. She was just what she was. twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. She liked to be noticed, and got a terrific bang put of even the most trivial gesture;’ of kindness. f-" ' “s- And, bless her heart, she shower ed her own love tenfold on those around her. Granirie was tolerant. She didn’t think the world was go ing to the dogs, and was willing to give each new generation the benefit of the doubt. She had ; room in her soul for music, and laughter, and the pranks of little children. And in Nature’s handiwork she found fur ther evidence of the goodness of God. She took new fangled things in stride, but nothing ever sup- (Continued on back page) The NBW BERN Mr. & Mrs. A. N. MurphyJ 2000 Arendell St, . — Morehead City, IN THE H^ART OF EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA 5^ Per Copy VOLUME I NEW BERN, N. C., FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 1958 NUMBER 3 Students and Teachers Act For 'Peepers' A local teacher, L. C. Duncan, will play the title role in “Mr. Peepers”, the three-act comedy that the New Bern High school Parent-Teachers-Students Associa tion is presenting in the high school au4itorium on Wednesday, April 23. Directed by Hilda Gordon of the high school faculty, the play is an adaptation from the famed Samuel French publishing house. Its subject, of course, is familiar to everyone in New Bern who watches television. Other members of the cast in clude Mrs. Robert Brock, Mrs. Jack White, Mrs. John Heath, Mrs. H. H. Jones, Karl Kendrick, Fred O’Conner and Joe Slater, who have adult roles. Students with speaking parts are Mary Frances Ramsey, Ann Chag- aris, Janet Hill, Robert GilliWn, Jay Allen, Roger Toler and Hugh Watson. Those in non-speaking parts are Bobby Johnson, Susan Orringer, Gail Taylor, Connie Den nis, Frances McSorley and John Heath. Curtain time is 8 p.m. The PTSA is staging the shpw as a benefit performance to provide improved facilities in the kitchen of the high school cafeteria. Miss Gordon, who stays busy during the school year producing various class plays, has been work ing overtime to see that “Mr. Peep ers” is her best yet. UP A LAZY RIVER—Dashing throu^ the snow in a one-horse open sleigh might be fun to some folks, but Jeannie Baxter and her guest, Pat^ Slater, prefer a brisk spin on the easy flowing Trent. Irvin S. Cobb called it the loveliest streana in ea’^ern America, and at the moment, we can't think of two lovelier young ladies to make the scene^ complete. You'd smile just as broadly as Jeannie and Patsy, if only you could be a kid, and it was'^Spring in the Land of Enchanting Waters. Remain How much do people really change in 30 years? Read these ex cerpts from New Bern High school’s 1928 annual, describing various Seniors, and judge for yourself. “She always has a smile, doesn’t believe in letting lessons worry her, but manages to pass all her subjects.” That’s what they said about Lina Beil Taylor Landreth, and added, “If you gain her friend ship you are lucky.” As for Elizabeth Scales Marsh, it was observe(f'that “when there is fun on hand she shares it, when there is a duty to be performed, she does it.” Furtherpiore, “her easy, calm assurance in the class room is envied by her classmates.” “Here’s to Charles, the happy and the gay,” were words penned about “good old Charlie” Potter, while Mary McSorley Gillikin was “laughing, jesting every day as if trouble will never come.” Margaret Colvin Kelley had “as many friends as a monkey has fleas.” Special note was also made of her “contagious laugh.” Charles Hall was “very popular” with class mates, and “success is assured for him.” Then it was recorded that “he has a brain the like of which few of us are fortunate enough to possess.” Ruth Hardison Atkinson “doesn’t have much to say, but there is an active brain behind those dark eyes.” William Gwaltney was “one of the best sports in the Senior Class. Always in for a good time, he will always be where the most excitement is.” George Reid Fuller was “a hound when it comes to working geome try problems” and “his conduct is above reproach.” Johnnie Gaskill, the annual said, was “recognized for dependability, personality and humor” as well as “a fast backfield man in football.” Carolina Davis was “smart in school and always willing to share her knowledge with others.” She also was credited with having “a sweet and friendly disposition.” “Witty, attractive, smart, and a good basketball player”—that’s what was said about Martha Hurst Gibbs. Josiah Jeremiah Hughes, “a valued member of the class” was “little Jess than a demon” on the football field, but “fresh from the country each morning” you could “find him laboring over shorthand and swearing over typing.” Aileen Beard Mason was “a quiet little girl, handing out theme paper and helping everybody. Not one for publicity nor boastfulness, nevertheless her worth has been recognized.” Charles Hezekiah Boyd was found to be “straightforward, hon est, accommodating and thoroughly efficient.” As for Kermit Lafayette Guthrie, he was “athletic and de pendable, and is found at every dance.” Besides that, “he has en deared himself ■ to all.” Sallie Kafer Wadsworth was de scribed as a “peach” who has been “an oustanding student through high schooi. Besides, she takes care of her social duties.” Referring af fectionately to Harold Miller as “the Flying Dutchman,” the annual observed that “Old ’28 wouldn’t be right if he were absent with his incessant chatter and humor.” Elizabeth Nusn Duffy was “known for her dependability” and “her beauty is a delightful element of her personality.” Louis Doming Angell, the Class cartoonist, “draws everything imaginable but a salary.” He was “a pigskin main stay of this year’s team” and “a mean daddy” with the females. Janet Hollister Bradshaw had “always been a good scholar, good basketball player, and an excellent dancer. Keep your eyes on her, because she’ll reach her goal.” William Daugherty was “the ’’champion silence breaker and heart breaker” of the Class, while Mary Hahn Guerrant was “the most striking looking girl in New Bern.” Checking up on Hubert Hanks Ellison, the annual says that “he always has a smile on his face, and his wisecracks have smoothed our pathway.” James Hill “justly deserves a medal as the school’s most bash ful boy” and Lucy LeGallais was “one girl with an \unfailing good disposition.” As for Geneva Lilly, “she rarely ever talks, but her grades show her worth.” Harry Peterson, described as “the most dependable boy in the Class” had his moments. “Just when school seems unbearable, he produces a juvenile alligator or sets the curtain on fire.” Elsie Parker “never worries, nev er studies, and always passes.” Of Mildred Rowe Williams it was said, “Everybody deservedly likes her,” while John Stevens “achieved an exceptional record.” Edward Stew art “shines brightest in history”. Hamilton Styron was credited with “cheering us, even in our darkest moods, with his incessant wise cracks.” Clara Annabelle Ryman was “a real honest-to-goodness girl.” Bes sie Mae-Stiliey, the annual related, “is a friend worth the effort of acquiring.” Describing Virginia Styron, it says “When everything (Continued on back page) Chewsy Is Leg Ache For Postman Postmaster Ralph Stanley recalls hearing since childhood that dogs are among man’s best friends, and being a dog lover himself he readi ly agrees. However, he has also learned from his years in the postal serv ice that they are sometimes a mail man’s worst enemy. ’The New Bern postoffice, for a typical year, had 11 reported cases of dog bites dur ing the 12-month perior from Jan uary 1, 1957 to December 31, 1957. One case required medical at tention. Three hours of job time were lost. Some bites were rela tively minor teething exercises/ by promising young pups that hadn’t yet learned how to act in polite so ciety. Others were vigorous partakings of the victim’s pants by hostiie ca nines, who didn’t give a darn for public servants, and wanted the neighborhood to know it. Postmaster Stanley’s point is this. He wants to deliver everybody’s mail, for delivering mail is his bus iness. The more complete and con genial services can be, the more he likes it. But, it’s no fun to send a whole man, and get back only part of one. So, if your dog is the type that longs to accomplish mayhem, or even dabble lightly jn destruc tion, your letter carrier will appre ciate your keeping him in solitude wYil\(5 Vhc postman Vs -in .tkve area. You’ll get your mail, the cat- rier will preserve his posterior, and the taxpayer will receive bet ter returns on his investment. On ly losers will be doctors, who can make ends meet anyhow, and the dogs. The latter can get by with an occasional dream of conquest in substitution for the real thing. Booster Club Plans Meeting Tomorrow A called meeting of the New Bern Booster club will be held to morrow night at 7:30 in the Mid way Restaurant, v Discussion of the baseball pic ture hereabouts is on the agenda, and preliminary plans for New Bern’s entry in the East Carolina Amateur League will get a thor ough going over. Members are being notified of the meeting. If you’ve failed to re ceive your notice, or want to join th Boosters, the welcome sign is out. The mind ought sometimes to be amused, that it may the better re turn to thoflght, and to itself.— Phaedrus. — Jewish Groups Are Holding State Conventions in City History is being made in New Bern this weekend, as the city plays host to the 37th annual convention of the North Carolina Association of Jewish Women, the 25th annual convention of the North Carolina Association of Jew ish Men, the 12th annual conven tion of the North Carolina Associa tion of Jewish Youth and the 9th annual convention of the North Carolina Association of Rabbis. Sessions are scheduled for the Hotbl Governor Tryon, with Mrs. Harold Orringer of New Bern serv ing as general chairman. Respective presidents of the Women, Men, Rabbis and Youth groups are Mrs. T. D. Blumenthal and T. D. Blum- enthal of Charlotte; Rabbi Simeha Kling of Greensboro; and Miss Shirley Leder of Whiteville. The Association of Jewish Youth opens its convention temight at 8 o’clock, with services at Chester B’nai Sholem Temple, and Rabbi Eli Gottesman officiating. There will be a Sweetheart Dance Satur day night in the Hotel Governor Tryon ballroom, and Sunday serv ices extending to 3 p.m. The Associations of Jewish Wom en and Jewish Men are to meet Sunday. Mrs. Kenneth Margolis will give the address of welcome for the women and Harry Vatz for the men. Speakers will include Dr. Eugene Borowitz of New York City, who is Associate Director oE Jewish Education of Union of American Hebrew Congregations :io^.

Page Text

This is the computer-generated OCR text representation of this newspaper page. It may be empty, if no text could be automatically recognized. This data is also available in Plain Text and XML formats.

Return to page view