This Week in History
May 18, 2014 | 751 views | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend | print
With warmer spring days and school out, people sought entertainment and social activity for the children in May 1936. There were ballgames, long walks, ice cream suppers and Daily Vacation Bible School.

Wednesday, May 20, 1936

DVBS returns

to First Baptist

First Baptist Church conducted the annual Daily Vacation Bible School. DVBS proved to be a vital part of the life of the church and outreach into the community. Each summer a great number of children attended the sessions. In 1935, there were more than 250 children in attendance, and the church looked forward to exceeding that number.

Mrs. Lloyd Householder had a great deal of experience in working with DVBS programs and was named the general Superintendent for 1936. She was assisted by a group of carefully selected and well-trained workers. Classes began at 9 o'clock and ended at 11:30 a.m.

Everyone was invited to attend.

Women’s Auxiliary

celebrates another year

First Presbyterian had its annual birthday party of the Women's Auxiliary in the social rooms of the church. The offering taken went toward the building fund for the construction of a World Fellowship House at Montreat, N.C., where there were summer conference grounds of the Southern Presbyterian Church.

The program offered was a pageant, "At the End of the Rainbow," led by Miss Elizabeth Sheddan. Miss Emily Jory gave the devotional. A social hour followed the program.

When the building was completed, it was for the exclusive use of the women of the Presbyterian Church during conferences and as a vacation resort to be let for a nominal fee. During the winter months, it was to be used as a dormitory for Montreat Junior College.

Friday, May 22, 1936

Smiles class met

at the Huffine home

The Smiles Sunday School class of First Methodist Episcopal Church met at the Huffine home on Church Street, with Mrs. Mildred Smith and Mrs. J.T. Huffine Jr. as joint hostesses.

A color note of red and white was developed in the decorations and refreshments. A profusion of garden flowers, with red roses predominating, filled the rooms in the home.

The game Heart Dice was played at six tables, with the word "Smiles" instead of "hearts." The high-score prize was presented to Miss Lucille Miller. The prize in a unique flower contest was awarded to Mrs. Ruby Steed.

MacDowell Club meets

at the Hughes home

The MacDowell Junior Music Club held its meeting for the year at the home of Donald and Harold Hughes on Georgetown Pike, with full attendance of its members.

A short business session was conducted by the president, Miss Annette Hilliard. At the meeting, the club decided to give the library the "Life and Times of Beethoven" by Edouard Herriot.

After the business session, a program was given by various club members.

Refreshments were served and a time of fellowship followed.

A graduate of distinction

The end of the school year brought honors to outstanding students and probably sighs of relief that a respite from long hours of study, papers and presentations was found at long last.

Paul Geren, son of Rev. and Mrs. H.M. Geren, was a student at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He was selected as a member of a group of the most outstanding college men and women in the United States whose biographies would appear in the 1936 Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities and Colleges, according to information provided by H. Pettus Randall, editor of that publication.

Mr. Randall said that the honor was the greatest recognition a boy or girl could attain while in college, as only one-half of one per cent are selected from each institution.

The Rev. and Mrs. Geren were former Bradley county residents who had recently visited this area. Friends and relatives were glad to hear of the honor bestowed upon their son.