Patron – In Chilton County 1921, bridges were being closed and the women had meetings

Patron – In Chilton County 1921, bridges were being closed and the women had meetings

(Excerpt from The Central Alabama Independent Advertiser and the Union-Banner, Clanton, Alabama, May 1921)


The Commissioners Court will meet at what is known as the Dixie Bridge, over Mulberry Creek, Monday May 23, at 10 o’clock A. M. The Court will also meet on the same date, at 2 o’clock P. M. at the Bridge near Maplesville, over Mulberry Creek on the road which is known as the “Bill Foshee Road.”

The purpose of the meeting is to consult all who are interested about discontinuing both of the above Bridges. We especially invite all who are interested to meet the Court at the above places.

By order of Commissioners Court.

This May 10, 1921.

      1. H. REYNOLDS,

Judge of Probate


Mrs. R. E. LUCKIE, Editor

Mrs. Simpson Entertains,

One of the loveliest of the weeks social functions was given on Thursday by Mrs. H. M. Simpson, paying special courtesy to Mrs. S. A. Goodwyn of Montgomery, when she entertained at a Spend the Day Party. The apartments were lavishly adorned with vases of sweet peas. At noon an elaborate five-course menu was served. The table was pretty with the centerpiece, a bowl of sweet peas and places marked for 12 guests. In the afternoon several garments were made. Invited to participate on this lovely event were: Mrs. D. M. Pearson, Mrs. Clyde Jones, Mrs. S. A. Goodwyn, Mrs. Watts Foore, Mrs. John Armstrong, Mrs. Hugh Jones, Mrs. T. C. McSwain, Mrs. Macy Jones, Mrs. M. Gore, Mrs. J. Q. Wade, Mrs. Luckie, and Mrs. G. O. McKee.

Mrs. McSwain Hostess,

On last Friday the members of the Sewing Club enjoyed a lovely party given by Mrs. T. C. McSwain, in compliments to Mrs. Goodwyn, who was the guest of Mrs. R. E. Luckie. At the noon hour the guests were invited into the dining room. The table was centered with a vase of exquisite rose buds, and places marked for Mrs. Goodwyn, Mrs. Barney Roberts, Mrs. N. s. Johnson, Mrs. R. E. Luckie, Mrs. Watts Moore, Mrs. Hugh Simpson, Mrs. Macy Jones, Mrs. J. D. Armstrong, and Mrs. Clyde Jones. After all sewing was completed, several musical selections were enjoyed.

Mrs. V. J. Heard Hostess,

The home of Mrs. V. J. Heard was made bright on last Wednesday by the attractive arrangement of crystal vases of roses and other pretty summer blossoms. Progressive bridge was played and the score prize was awarded Mrs. Guy Roberts, this being an embroidered dresser scarf. Delicious sandwiches and iced tea were served at the conclusion of the game to Mesdames T. C. McSwain, Arthur Johnson, N. S. Johnson, Guy Roberts, Hugh Jones, Macy Jones and Grady Reynolds.

Presbyterian Auxiliary

The bi-monthly meeting of the Presbyterian Auxiliary was held at the home of Mrs. Josephine Askins, May 9th. The subject for the afternoon was, “Our New Neighbors, the Immigrants,” and an interesting program was carried out under the able leadership of Mrs. John VanDerveer, as follows:

Subject, “Our New Neighbors.”

Song, “Blest be the Tie that Binds Our Hearts,”

Prayer, That we may be the living epistles of God to the foreigners here, Mrs. Askins.

Roll Call, (answer with number of calls we have made to new-comers this month.)


The Thanks Offering Box in one Family, Mrs. Askins.

A Hebrew’s Search for the Blood of Atonement, Mrs. Roy.

Children of the By-Ways, Mrs. Heard.

The next meeting will be held with Mrs. Heard on May 23, at 3:30.

Missionary Society Meets.

“Nashville,” the Historic center of Methodism, was the subject of the program given at the meeting of the Womans Missionary of the Methodist Church Monday evening, with Mrs. H. M. Simpson Hostess. Mrs. Luckie gave an interesting sketch of “Early Methodism in Nashville.”

Mrs. Macy Jones told of “The First Christian Social Settlement,” and how the difficulties had been overcome in establishing the present Wesley Home in that city, contrasting the gatherings of the early days and the meetings held at the Wesley House of the present time. The concluding feature of the program was a playlet presented by Mrs. Neighbors., Mrs. Elbert Littleohn, Mrs. Barney Roberts and Mrs. Pearson, entitled ‘A visit to the Womens Department of the Methodist Publishing House,” which brought out the magnitude of the work and efficient management of the Womans Missionary Societies of the Southern Methodist Church. The meeting was featured by a large attendance of members and nice financial reports. A short business session was held following the program, during which the hostess served delightful sandwiches and tea.

Mrs. Plier’s S. S. Class Picnic

The members of Mrs. Plier’s S. S. Class enjoyed an unusually pleasant outing on Saturday when she carried them on a picnic to Verbena. These little girls with packed baskets and bathing suits, left with Mrs. Plier on the early train and spent the whole day. At noon the most elaborate picnic lunch was served. And swimming and wading was enjoyed till late in the afternoon.

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