Society News

Mrs. R. B. Brantly is Complimented
   Mrs. R. B. Brantly was entertained Tuesday Evening with a linen shower given by Mrs. W. D. Wilkerson.
   The dining table was overlaid with an Irish linen cloth and centered with a two-tiered wedding cake topped with a miniature bridal couple.  A pink and white color schene was carried out.
  Appropriate games were played and prizes were awarded to Mrs. Power Cason, Mrs. Mable NesSmith and Mrs. Alda Eberly.  After the presentation of gifts to the honoree, an iced course was served.
  INvited to be with Mrs. Brantly, the former Miss Elizabeth Wilkerson were: Missses:  Louise Garner, Margaret Pierson, Nona and Virginia Mae Cason, Cora Bryan, Tillie Smith, Wilmarle Coon, Mary Louise Wilkerson, Caroline Herman, Mrs. Mamie K. Wilson, Mrs. Jim Herman, Mrs. J. W. Coon, Mrs. P.T. Wade, Mrs. Hattie Jones, Mrs. E. E. Dowling, Mrs. Dot Barr, Mrs. R. D. Cannon, Mrs. Vannie Lee, Mrs. J. R. NesSmith, Mrs. Edna Cason, Mrs. L. V. hughley, Mrs. Owene Connelly, Mrs. A. S. Eberly, Mrs. W. T. Perry, Mrs. Margaret Clark and Mrs. Arwyn Bridger.
    Good Taste Today
by Emily Post
The direct transcription of a letter on paper headed with the Greek letters of a Fraternity, follows:
  "Will you settle this question, Mrs. Post?  Today I was bawled out by my roommate because I tooted the horn of my car to attract the attention of a girl I knoew very well who was walking on the sidewalk.  It was not a flirtation with a stranger.  It was not sitting out in the car and calling to a girl to come out.  It was jsut  - a toot, saying "hellow!"  I can't see anything wrong wit this but this 'brother' of whom I speak made a howl about it because he said your column bawled him out last year about tooting at a girl.

  "The girl in question is a nice girl and she didn't seem put out in fact, she stopped, looked around and waved.  I was in heavy traffic and had to drive on because of the change in traffic lights.  Was my behavior that of a gentleman, or was it not?  Please--what's the answer?"
  An ordinary short tooting of a horn that sounds like that of anyone signalling to pass and attracting her attention only because she recognized its tone does not sound bad mannered, as you describe it.

These 3 columns appeared Thursday,  April 30, 1942, Page 10, The Florida-Times Union, Jacksonville, Fl.
Miss Helen Gulledge Is Honored
Mrs. Jeff W. Boyd entertained Miss Hellen Gulledge, a lovely bride-elect of the season with a linen shower at at her home on Marquette Avenue Monday night.
  The honoree's place was marked with a corsage of red rose buds.  Spring flowers in pastel shades were arranged throughout the rooms and the dining table was overlaid with a hand embroidered Maderia cloth centered with an arrangement of blue Chinese for-get-
me-nots lighted by white tapers.
  Games were enjoyed during the evening after which refreshments were served from the dining table.  Mrs. P. B. Gulledge presided at the silver coffee service.
  Present with Miss Gulledge and the hostess were: Misses Grace East , Loraine Linsdrom, Rebecca Cornelius, Alice Lunsford, Evelyn Shields Maurine Newsome, Delores Brown, Margaret Yeates, Shirley Dazet, Margie Whitehurst, Margaret Hair, Ruth Arnow, Betty Gulledge, Mrs. Iris Smith, Mrs. Adaline Moore, Mrs. Maybeth Shields, Mrs. Gladys Woolery, Mrs. Martha Cooper, Mrs. Robert Toombs, Mrs. P. B. Guledge, Mrs. Sigmon and Mrs. Arndt.
Often Best to Remain Seated
Dear Mrs. Post: Our minister's wife, is in the mid-forties, I shouldsay, and ordinarily my daughter who is in the late twenties, would not be expected to get up to meet another woman so little older than herself in the house of a friend..  But she met the clergymain's wife the other day for the first time, and came home asking me what she should have done about getting up.  She said she didn't like to make an exception of her after not having gotten up for other women even older. I think perhaps a minister;s wife should be shown this defernece and that she wouldn't be embarrased because she is used to it.
  ANSWER: Your daughter should have stood wto shak ehands with any of the women.  If none offered their hands and they were introduced from across the room, then she would remain seated. If she had not met the clergyman's wife previously then I think she should perhaps have gone forwar to greet her .  It certainly would have been the friendly thing to do
(released by The Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

Mrs. Kenyon Hostess to

        Ruth Harris Bible Class

The Ruth M. Harris Bible Class held its regular monthly meeting Monday at the country home of Mrs. J. C. Kenyon, president, on Trout River with a large number present.
  Honor guests were Dr. and Mrs. W. A. Cleveland.
   At the noon hour, a delicious luncheon was served by the hostess.  In the afternoon, the regualr business meeting was held and was opened with prayer by Dr. W. A. Cleveland.  Next month Mrs. Lucille Potter will be hostess to the class.

Mrs. Louie W. Strum Jr. Is Honored With Beautiful Afternoon Tea Given In Home of Mrs. Louie W. Strum Sr.
Complimenting her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Louie Willard Strum, Jr., whose marriage to Ensign Strum was solemnized on April 4 in St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cathedral in Boston, Mass. Mrs. Louis Willard Strum entertained with a beautiful tea yesterday at her home on Avondale Circle.
  The lower rooms of the home were open en suite and decorated with a profusion of fragrant Spring blossoms.  Red radiance roses were arranged in the entrance hall and the living room mantel was banked with sprays of blue delphinium and pink roses intermingled with pink tulips. Quantities of vari-colored flowers with yellow jonquils predominating formed the artistic floral decorations on the enclosed porch.
  The candlelighted dining room featured all white flowers.  The perfectly appointed tea table was overlaid with an exquisite lace cloth and was cenetered with a loose arrangement of white gladioli, long stemmed roses and dainty baby's breath in a large silver bowl illuminated by tall white tapers in silver holders.  Candles also burned on the flower adorned buffet. Punch was served from bowls at either end of the table.
 Assisting Mrs. Strum in caring for her guests and in service were her sister, Mrs. J. Hlton (James?) and her daughter, Miss Ophelia Gray Strum, Mrs. E. J. H. Smullen, the bride's mother; Miss Hosephine Loftin, Miss Ket Loftin, Mrs. Francis P. Fleming, Mrs. Frank Mallard, Mr. J. Turner Butler, Miss Fannie Holt, Mrs. Walter F. Rogers, Mrs. John Churchwell, Mrs. A. D. McNeill, Mrs. Donald McArthur, Mrs. Francis Holt, Mrs .J. Frederick Davis, Mrs. Linwood Jeffreys, Mrs. Henry Parramore, Mrs. Frank A. Juhan, Mrs. Fred Mullikin, Mrs. Whiteacre Cushman of honolulu, Mrs. Augustus Churchwell, Mrs. Gilchrist Stockton, Mrs. John W. Martin, Mrs. Philip M. Ball, Mrs. Judson Yerkes, Mrs. Ray Richardson, Mrs. Clyde Taylor Sr., Mrs. Jack Livingston, and Miss Sara Ann  Leatherbury.
  Mrs. Strum presented her daughter -in-law wearing a stunning gown of white Marquisette with inserts of black Spanish lace in the circular skirt.  Her brief jacket was of matching black lace and her corsage was compsed of fragrant gardenias.
  Mrs. Strum Jr. wore a becoming afternoon gown of white lace, the full skirt featuring tiny lace ruffles and beading run through with red ribbon.  The heart-shaped neckline also was trimmed with beading and the short sleeves were puffed.  Her flowers were a shoulder corsage of orchids.
  Approximately 100 guests called during the tea hour between 5 and 6 o'clock.  Mrs Strum Jr. is the former miss Anne Lenora Cahill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. H., Smullen.
  Ensign Strum is now on duty on the North Atlantic.

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