CAMDEN, May 21 – Mrs.C. T Baldwin, Carrison street, was hostess to the bridge club to which she belongs on Wednesday afternoon. Two tables were in play with high score prizes being made by Mrs. Joseph Brunson and Mrs. DeLoache Sheorn, Mrs. Newell Wimberly was a special guest. The hostess served an Ice Cream Caurse later in the afternoon.
Miss Mary Whitaker celebrated her ninth birthday Saturday with a moving picture party at the Camden theater. Nine of her friends were invited and later entertained at Elliott’s soda shop. Amount those invited were: Misses Betty Clarke, Pat Graham, Doris Watson, Mary Louise Ryan, Alice Ogburn, Mollsie deLoach, Shannon Heath and Harriett Moore of Charleston. Mary is the daughter of Lieut. and Mrs. C. C. Whitaker Jr., Lyttleton street.
Capt. J. J. Vandiver, commandant of Caders, 64th AAFFTD, Southern Aviation school, was honored on his birthday Saturday, May 16, with a surprise supper party given by Mrs. Vandiver at their home on Fair street. Twenty-five guest were invited, which included officers of the army personnel and their wives.
Mrs. M. E. Forte received 16 members of the American Legion Auxiliary in her home last Friday afternoon for their May meeting. The meeting was opened in regular form. The president asked the chairmen of all committees to get their yearly reports in by the middle of June so that all records Might be sent to headquarters.
A nominating Committee was appointed for the 1943-44 officers who will take office in September. The committee is Mrs. Jack Mullen, Mrs. Wiley Sheorn, and Mrs. James Gandy. The local unit nominated Mrs. C. M. Proctor of Rock Hill for department president of the Auxiliary for 1943-44.
Mrs. Anne Grayson, StateAmerican Legion Auxiliary president, complimented the Camden unit in a recent letter, saying “The reports are splendid and make me realize the fine work you are doing.” After the regular closing the meeting was adjourned. The hostess served a delicious salad course.
Saturday, May 29 is Poppy Day. Buy a poppy and help a disabled war veteran.
The 1943 Camden commencement exercises begin Sunday, May 23, at 4 p.m., when the Rev. J. Ross Johnson, district superintendent of the Sumter district of the Methodist Church, will preach the sermon to the graduating class. Graduating exercises will be held May 27, at 9:30 p.m., in the high school auditorium. Ten seniors expected to receive state high school diplomas. Their names are: Lila Mae Branham, Ruby Lois Branham, Bennie Oscar Branham, Willie Mae Branham, Naomi Elizabeth Goff, Margie Carolyn Kirkland, Kenneth Roland McLeod, Oliver Leon Miles, Willie Mae Moore and Rose Ellen Price.
Miss Mary Burke of Washingon, D. C., is spending some time here with her brother, Father Edmund Burke.
Mr. and Mrs. Garnett Kittrell of Millins, formerly of Camden, spent Sunday here with Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Jones, Laurens street.
Pvt. Wade Moore, U. S. Army, has returned to Camp Aatabury, Ind., after -a weeks visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Clinton Moore.
Mrs. George E Stuart Sr., Sarsfield avenue, is spending two weeks in Spartanbur with her son, James W. Stuart, and Mrs. Stuart.
Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Dunbar of Beech Island, are here for a stay with their daughter, Mrs. Ike F. Jones and Mrs. Jones of North Broad street.
Mrs. Robert Dade of Roslyn, L. L. N. Y. was the guest of friends in Camden and Columbia this week. She is the former Miss Kitty McMeekin.
Mr. and Mrs. P. O. Hoffer of Fayetteville, N. C., spent the weekend with Mr. Hoffer’s brother, Jerome M Hoffer, and Mrs. Hoffer, Chestnut street.
Miss Miriam Bruce of Washington, D. C. and Dr. and Mrs. Louie Waller (Minnie Sue Bruce) unreadable