Mr. Carlton Niven, Social Rcporler, 87S-378S
For Miss Ferguson
Officers and staff of the Bank of
Raeford had a surprise party Monday
night for Miss Jectie Bright Ferguson.
Miss Ferguson, a vice preadent and
cashier of the bank, has been
confined to her home with a broken
The hosts brought a covered dish
supper to Miss Ferguson's home on
Fulton Street. She was given a hand -
crocheted Christmas corsage and
each host presented her with a gift.
After supper everyone gathered
around the piano and sang carols.
Mrs. Glenn Wood and Miss Sarah
Lytch were hostesses to members of
tlie Raeford Chapter of the United
Daughters of the Confederacy at the
home of Mrs. Wood on Friday
Miss Josephine Hall has charge of
the program which was on music and
poetry of the South. She reported
that the first song recital in America
was held in Charleston, S.C., on
February 26, 1733. The South also
witnessed in 1735, at Charleston, the
first recorded performance of an
opera in America, the ballad ? opera
The writers and songs associated
with the Civil War occupy a unique
place in song literature and national
history. In many ways the songs are
historical documents, as they afford
a study of the contemporary state of
mind of both sides of the conflict.
Miss Mall was assisted by her sister.
Mrs. J.B. Eubanks, who played a
number of recordings during the
program. Among these were "Dixie",
"Eating Goober Peas", "The Boll
Weevil Song", "The Yellow Rose of
Texas", and 'The Battle Hymn of
Refreshments, suggestive of the
holiday season, were served during
the social hour.
The annual district bankers
Christmas dinner party was held
Saturday night at the Country Club
of North Carolina.
Included in the SO guests from
Raeford were directors and staff of
the Bank of Raeford and Southern
National Bank and their wives and
Mrs. Danny Panncll of San Clemente,
Cal., arrived Friday for a holiday visit
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Jimmy Warner. Lt. Pannell will join
her here next week.
Mrs. W.E. Freeman returned Monday
from a visit with her daughter, Mrs.
J.L. Carver, in Chapel Hill.
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Fountain and
daughter Kathryn of Rocky Mount,
spent the weekend with her mother,
Mrs J H Rliif*
All members were present for the
club's annual Christmas party
Thursday night at the home of Mrs.
William Niven. She served dessert and
coffee wKen guests arrived and
Cokes, cheese biscuits and candy
After two progressions of bridge,
members had a social hour and
exchanged gifts. Each member
received a gift from Mrs. Niven.
Prizes went to Mrs. Carson Davis
Jr. for high score, to Mrs. Lewis
Upchurch Jr. for second high, to Mrs.
Benny McLeod for bingo, and to
Mrs. John Pecora for consolation.
Mrs. Earl Gordon was hostess for
the Christmas bridge party for her
dub on Monday night. She invited
guests into the dining room for
dessert and coffee.
Before the bridge game members
exchanged Christmas gifts and were
given presents by the hostess.
Punch, candies, nuts and cheese
biscuits were served during the
Mrs. Joe Upchurch won the high
score prize and Mrs. Waller Coley
won the bingo award. The
consolation went to Mrs. Bennic
Miss Ellen Currie was hostess to
her bridge club last Tuesday evening
at the home of Mrs. W.S. Hood ill
Thoinasfield. Mrs. Max Jones and
Mrs. John Campbell were visitors.
A dessert course was served before
the game and nuts and Cokes during
Mrs. Carlton Niven and Mrs.
Campbell won the high score pri/es.
The Board of Directors of
Southern National Bank entertained
their ladies at dinner last Friday
Eighteen couples gathered for a
Christmas dinner party al the Little
Amy and Jennie Nicholas of College
Park, Md? are visiting their
grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Paul
Mrs. Frances McColl of Kayetteville,
spent the weekend with her brother
and sister ? in ? law, Mr. and Mrs. Eli
Mr. and Mrs. T.B. Lester were
hosts lor the Couples Bridge Club on
Saturday night at their home on W.
Donaldson Ave. The house was
decorated with Christmas
Guests with the members were Mi.
and Mrs. Charles Guthrie, Mr. and
Mrs. Hugh Lowe and Mr. and Mrs.
The hosts served dessert when
guests arrived. During the evening,
they served sausage biscuits, sesame
sticks, candy and punch.
Charlie Morrison won the club
prize and Mr. Lowe received the
For Music Club
The Chaminade Muse Club met
Tuesday, December 9, at 7:45 p.m.,
at the Hoke Civic Center.
Mrs. Ed Brown, program leader,
introduced the program for the
evening, a childrens' choral group
from the Episcopal Day School in
Southern Pines, under the direction
of Mrs. Ralph Chandler and
accompanied by Mrs. Myra
Christmas selections from memory
by the group included, "All I Want
For Christmas is My Two Front
Teeth", "I'm Getting Nothing For
Christmas", "I Saw Mama Kissing
Santa Claus", "Lullaby For
Christmas Eve", "Jingle Bell Rock",
"Su/y Snowflake", "I Wonder As I
Wander", "A Child In The Manger",
"Amen", and "Twas The Night
After the program, members
joined in singing "Away in a Manger"
and "Silent Night", accompanied by
Mrs. Hugh Lowe.
Following refreshments with the
choral group, a short business
meeting was held.
Hostesses were Mrs. Carson Davis
Jr., Mrs. Ralph Huff, Mrs. Norman
McKen/ie and Mrs. Robert Calhoun.
and Mike Wood's
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Deborah Easter ling
Circle No. 3 of Bethel Presbyterian
Women of tlte Church gave a shower
Friday night for Miss Deborah
Easterling. December 21 bride - elect.
Pink camellias, candles and
greenery centered the refreshment
table which was spread with white
linen. A pink umbrella with pink
ribbon streamers decorated the gift
table. An arrangement of pink
flowers was used on the piano.
The 25 guests were served cake,
nuts, mints, cookies and punch.
On Saturday, Miss Easlerling was
honored with a luncheon in
Aberdeen given by her aunt. Mrs.
M.T. Davis, and Mrs. Adrian Allred,
the honoree's couan.
The table was covered with a gold
cloth overlaid with net and centered
with Christmas decorations. Places
were marked for 15 guests.
Miss Easterling received a corsage
of white carnations and a gift of
Mrs. J.K. McNeill Sr.
Mrs. Dan Wilkes
Miss Ann Howell, who has been in
Europe since September, arrived
Wednesday to spend the holidays
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill
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Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Alden Manning
announce (he birth of a son. Biyan
Alden. on Dec. l> ai Moore Memorial
Hospital. Mrs. Manning is the Cornier
Mr. and Mrs. Tom McBryde
vacationed in Florida last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Stone spent
several days last week with her sister.
Mrs. W.S. Hood, on their way back
to Falls Church, Va.. after a visit
with their sons. Robert and Dr. and
Mrs. Harold Stone Jr., in
Jacksonville, Fla.. and a trip to Key
Leon Catlin of Charlotte, spent the
weekend with his parents. Mi. and
Mrs. H.L. Gatlin.
Piney Grove Baptist Church will
host the Sandhills Choral Society,
under the direction of Russell
McAllister, Jr.. Sunday Dec. 21.
at 5:37 P.M. as the Society presents
a Christmas Canta. "Born A
King", bv John W. Peterson.
This is the first local concert that
the Choral Society has presented
since the death of its former
accompanist. Walter L. Green. Jr.
earlier this year.
The public is invited to share in
this beautiful and moving Cantata
accompanied by Robert Murphy.
Soloists for the Cantata are Gloria
McLaughlin, soprano; William S.
Dockery. tenor: and Allen Mor
I'he Upchurch Christ mas Con
cert is scheduled tor tonight
(Thursday) at 7 P.M. at the
I wo separate choruses will be
presenting the program.
The seventh grade chorus will
sing such selections as "Sing We
Now Ot Christmas" and "Let li
I he eighth grade chorus will also
sing a number ot songs including
"While By My Sheep" and "The
The seventh graders will be
accompanied by Wendy Mansfield
and the eighth graders bv Melinda
I he choruses w ill be conducted
by Mrs. Linda Huff.
I he concert is free and the public
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