METHODIST CHURCH NOTES
Rev. Champion B. Goldy, Pastor
Morning Worship 9:45:
Message by the pastor
Church school 11:00.
Evening Worship 8:00: Message by the pastor
On Saturday, June 21, the Mullica River Parish Youth Fellowship will attend the New Brunswick District Picnic to be held at the Ocean County Park in Lakewood. Those interested in going meet at the parsonage at 10:30.
On Tuesday evening, June 24, the Bible Class will meet at the home of Mrs. Helen Mathis.
Keep this date in mind—on June 28, at 8 o’clock in the evening we will hold a Patriotic Service in our Church. At this service all the Patriotic Organizations of our Community are invited to attend. Keep this date and plan to worship with us.
There will be a Public Turkey Dinner served by the W. S. C. S. at the P. O. S. of A. Hall. Tickets will be $1.50.
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOTES
Rev. George R. Cox, Pastor
Sunday, June 22, 1947:
a. m. Sunday-school.
a. m. Morning Worship service, subject, “The Fine Art of Living.”
p. m. Evening Worship service, subject, “The Healing of the Soul.”
7 p. m. Wednesday evening, prayer meeting and Bible Study, followed by Choir practice.
2 p. m. Wednesday afternoon of this week the Ladies Auxiliary held their monthly luncheon meeting at the home of Mrs. H. Z. Mathis.
Sunday evening the Children’s Day service was held in the church, the children gave recitations and songs and were all to be complimented for their part in the entertainment. A large congregation was present to witness it. Rev. Cox administered the right of Baptism to the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Allen. Last Sunday the three daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Cramer were baptized.
NEW GRETNA P. T. A. MEETING
The final meeting of the New Gretna P. T. A. was held in the School Auditorium Wednesday, June 11th, at 3 p. m. The retiring president, Mrs. Olga Pflaum presided and held the election of officers. The following officers were elected for next year:
Mrs. Gladys Storey, president, Mrs. Olga Pflaum, vice-president, Mrs. Elsa Roe Secretary, Mrs. Elizabeth Schutte, Treasurer. The membership present pledged their support to the newly elected officers, and to help keep the P. T. A. a worthwhile organization. Refreshments were enjoyed with a social time following. Mrs. A. Pratt Cramer is membership Chairman for the year and the Rev. George R. Cox publicity chr., Mrs. Gladys Storey retiring publicity chairman.
P. T. A. NOTES
The retiring President, Mrs. Oscar Pflaum and new President and retiring Publicity Chairman Mrs. Richard Storey, attended the Burlington County Program and Publicity Council and Luncheon on Tuesday, June 17th at the Riverton Country Club.
Mrs. Pflaum attended the conference on Program Planning and Mrs. Storey attended the Publicity Conference.
Mrs. William Wurst, introduced National Vice President Mrs. Albert L. Gardner, who stressed the nationwide Four Point Program, urged all local groups to know their school curriculum, and to watch the UNESCO activities which should soon show results. County Chairman
Other notable leaders present were State Publicity Chairman Mrs. Harold Kite, Southern County Council President Mrs. Theron Foote, and County Supt. of Schools, Dr. Louis J. Kaser.
Many helpful suggestions were given to promote PTA activity by all methods of publicity. The PUBLICITY RECORD BOOKS were on exhibit. Several of them were outstanding, and all of them had useful ideas for goals, benefits and CHILD WELFARE objectives.
NEW GRETNA SCHOOL
HELD CLOSING DAY PROGRAM
The New Gretna School rendered a closing day program at 10:15 a.m., June 12th as follows:
Skit: “Uncle Sam’s Contest.”
Uncle Sam—Richard Pflaum
Goddess of Liberty—Clara KaIm
The Yankee—Harvard Allen
Miss New York—Marjorie Cramer
The Southern Belle—Dorothy McNeil
The Farmer—Roger Voorhis
The Cowboy—Jack Maxwell
Miss Pacific—Jean Atkinson
Rhode Island—Warren Tozer
—Steve Eichinger, Jr. California
The Page—Lewis Shropshire
Stage Manager—Bob Bourguignon
Songs: Yankee Doodle, Sidewalks of New York, Old Folks at Home, Home on The Range, When It’s Springtime in the
Rockies, , Here I Come. Grades 3-4-5 California
“Farmer In The Dell” Primary room “
the Beautiful” School America
“Shortenin’ Bread” grades 3-4-5
“Our Trip,” eighth grade
“Our Thank You Report” Clara Kalm Speech, Hulda K. Hewitt, Helping Teacher of
. Burlington County
Presentation of gift books, Mrs. John Barnes.
Benediction, The Rev. G. R. Cox.
Felsberg - Shropshire
The wedding of Mildred
E. Shropshireof New Gretna, and T. G. Felsberg, of , took place in the Presbyterian church, New Gretna. Saturday, June 14, at p. m. The double ring ceremony was performed by The Rev. George R. Cox, pastor of that church. Pleasantville, N.J.
“Oh, Promise Me,” “Because,” and “Oh, Perfect Love” were played on the organ by Mrs. Fred Shropshire.
Vocal solo, “At Dawning” by Mrs. Alice Mathis.
Vocal solo “I Love You Truly” by Walter Mathis, accompanied by Miss Georgine Mathis.
Wedding marches by Georgine Mathis.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, Fred W. Shropshire, wore a dress of white satin, with long train, finger-tip veil with a coronet of seed-pearls, and carried an arm bouquet of white rosebuds.
She was attended by her sisters, Jean Harris and Alice Mathis, both of Tuckerton. The matrons of honor wore matching dresses of Aqua and peach tulle, with shirred jackets and matching headdresses of net and flowers. They carried arm bouquets of peonies and Siberian Iris.
The flower girl, Carol Ann Winfield, of Cedar Run, wore white dotted swiss with pink rosettes and carried a basket of pink roses.
The best man was Arthur Felsberg, brother of the groom.
Ushers were Elwood Weeks of Pleasantville, N. J., Murray Harris and Sylvester Mathis, Jr. of Tuckerton.
The brides mother, Mrs. Fred Shropshire, wore a pink flowered crepe dress, white dotted swiss hat and a corsage of pink rosebuds.
The mother of the groom, Mrs. T.G. Felsberg, of Pleasantville, wore a violet flowered jersey dress, black straw hat and harmonizing corsage.
Refreshments and wedding cake were served to all guests at the home of the bride, at 3:00 p. m.
Dinner was served from 4:30 until 7:00 to 40 friends and relatives of the bride and groin and photographs were taken by Benjamin Harris of Tuckerton.
Wedding guests were entertained in the evening by R. T. Robinson of Pleasantville, who delighted old and young with his sleight of hand and tricks of magic.
The young couple left for a two-week trip to Niagara Falls and Canada. After their return they will be at home at
234 Pleasant Ave., Pleasantville, N. J.
The movies attracted many of our young people Saturday afternoon and evening which are being shown in the Jacob Magid Hall. [Moderator's Note: This is the old Civic Hall which is our present fire house.]
Miss Ida Mae Johnson of Tuckerton was an overnight visitor with her aunt, Mrs. Bertha D. Mathis, and called on Mr. and Mrs. Ashton Lamson and Mrs. Sara Mathis Wednesday afternoon.
Mrs. Laura Page and mother, Mrs. Joseph Shropshire spent several days last week with Mr. and Mrs. Walter L. Mathis and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Shropshire attending the wedding of their niece and grand-daughter, Mildred Shropshire.
Capt. and Mrs. Harry V. Mathis are among the few who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary here this summer, the date was last Thursday, June 12. They were pleased and surprised to receive cards, and several callers at their home. Capt. Harry is among those who go to the Bay for clams and oysters every day and raises a very nice garden every year, even prize onions which he never indulges in but gives them to his neighbors. Their friends wish them many more years of happy married bliss.
Mr. Julius Warsitzka has returned to his old home from Atlantic City hospital after having undergone a major operation, his friends and neighbors are wishing him a complete recovery.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack R. Mathis and children, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Shropshire and Mrs. Sara Mathis attended the Eighth grade commencement held in the Manahawkin Methodist Church last Wednesday evening.
Twelve people from here attended the Services held at Pleasant Mills Methodist Church last Sunday afternoon.
Prof. and Mrs. Maja C. Mathis are spending a few days at their home on New York Highway this week.
Miss Reva Somers and Mrs. Blanche Gerew were Sunday evening callers of Miss Theora B. Cramer.
Two car loads of Base Ball fans attended the Detroit Tigers-Phila. Athletics game Tuesday night of this week.
The Rev, and Mrs. Blain Detrick of Cherry Creek, N. Y., are spending a part of their vacation with Mrs. Detricks parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Updike of
. They were Tuesday evening Dinner guests of Miss Margaret C. Adams and Mr. and Mrs. William Maurer. Wading River
Mrs. C. Earle Cramer, Mrs. Champion Goldy and Mrs. John Barnes attended the annual luncheon sponsored by Friendship Chapter Order of Eastern Star, held last Wednesday afternoon at Masonic Temple in Atlantic City.
Mrs. Harry Hoar of Beach Haven spent last Monday with her parents, Capt. and Mrs. Jesse A. Loveland.
The Rev, and Mrs. C. Goldy attended the graduation exercises at Drew Seminary last Monday when the Rev. Goldy received his B. D. Degree.
Mrs. Martha Cramer and daughter Lida and her friend Jack of Warren Grove, N. J., spent Friday evening with Mrs. Edna Adams.
Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Maxwell of Philadelphia, Pa. were Sunday visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Milton R. Kauflin.
Mrs. Roy Hammell of Absecon, N.J. was a Monday caller of Mrs. Henry Updike and Mrs. Edna Adams and Mrs. Sophia Adams.
Coast Guard Robert Adams spent the week end with his mother, Mrs. Sophia Adams. Robert has recently been transferred inland, from boat duty which pleases him greatly.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brown and infant son are visiting with the former’s parents at their home on West Greenbush Road.
Many from New Gretna attended the Class Day of Tuckerton High School held in the High School last Tuesday evening, and again honored the three graduates Bill Sears and Misses Eleanor Downs and Betty Elberson, the three graduates at the Graduation exercises Thursday evening.
Mrs. Spaeth was a New York City visitor Sunday.
The Rev. G. R. Cox and Mrs. Edna Adams visited last Thursday with Mrs. Mary Black and others who are at the Home for the Aged in New Lisbon, N. J.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Shropshire and Mr. and Mrs. Murray Harris visited with Mr. Shropshire’s father in Trenton, N. J. last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Robert Maxwell attended the funeral of their nephew Wilbur Lippincott, at Mt. Holly, N.J., last Monday.
Mrs. Elsie Taylor and father, Charles McAnney of Wading River attended the 8th grade commencement exercises held in Manahawkin last Wednesday evening.
Mrs. Pitman E. Mathis and Mrs. Virginia Ford motored to Salem Monday where they called on Mrs. Mathis’ grand-daughter, Mrs. Clayton Berry, who is confined to the Salem hospital.
Capt. R. H. Johnson has taken his new boat “The Lucky Strike” to Inlet Pier, Atlantic City, where he sails daily from Capt. Stains, taking deep sea parties. His many friends wish him success in his new adventure.
[ Transcribed by Pete Stemmer from the June 19, 1947 Tuckerton Beacon.]
Capt. Howard Johnson's party boat, the "Lucky Strike", sailing out of Atlantic City. Howard is stearing on the bow with his wife, Margaret, sitting to his right. I believe Joe Cramer is the mate standing on the right gunnel. (Photo courtesy of Margaret Sullivan Johnson.)