Past In Review from 07-25-2002
75 years ago
July 28, 1927
SOCIAL NEWS OF MIDDLETOWN
Mr. and Mrs. J. Groome Steele Gave a Yacht Party on Sunday
Mrs. Fred Brady and Mrs. Cuthbert Green entertained the members of the “Five Hundred” club at a Bridge Luncheon, one day last week at the home of Mrs. Brady, “Acadia.” Among the guests were: Mrs. F.B. Watkins, Mrs. William Davis, Mrs. Richard Cann, Jr., Mrs. J. Frank Biggs, Mrs. John Sudler, Mrs. William Connellee, Mrs. Allen Johnson, Mrs. Cyrus Jaquith, Mrs. Julian Foard, Mrs. Edward Vaughan. Those receiving prizes were Mrs. Cyrus Jaquith and Mrs. Julian Foard.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Groome Steele, of Chesapeake City, Md., gave a yacht party on Sunday in honor of Mr. and Mrs. W.K. Betts and their friends of this town. The party spent the day on the Chesapeake Bay, and spent a most delightful time. Those who enjoyed the trip besides Mr. and Mrs. Steele were: Mr. and Mrs. W.K. Betts, Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Pool, Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Maloney and son Scott, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Gibbs, Mr. and Mrs. George Heldmyer, Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. Dreka, Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Records, Dr. and Mrs. W.S.P. Combs, Mrs. Hester Naylor, Misses Bernice D. Metten, Roberta Phillips, Frances Ellison and Messrs. Dick Records and Winfield Betts, of this town; Mr. and Mrs. Nelson, of Milford; Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Taylor and Mr. Clark Taylor, of Wilmington; Mrs.. Edna Norment, Mr. Hart Scott, of Townsend; Miss Kibler, of Chesapeake City, Md.; Miss Frances Egers, of Bethel and Mr. John Moore, of Elkton, Md.
KILLED MONSTER SNAKE
A monster black snake, one of the biggest ever seen in Delaware, was killed near St. Georges last week on the estate of E.M. Davis. It was seven and a half feet long and as big around as the arm of a husky man. Elisha Nichols who found the big snake, killed it with a shotgun.
LEGION WILL SAID SEPT. 8TH
69 Members of American Auxiliary Will Visit France
Sixty-nine members of the American Legion and the Legion Auxiliary from the various posts throughout the State are scheduled to attend the Paris convention of the American Legion, which will convene on September 19.
Deputy Attorney General Leonard G. Hagner will be the first local Legionnaire to sail for the Paris convention. Lester P. Hudson, Department France Convention officer, has announced. Mr. Hagner, a member of Laurence Roberts Post No. 21, of Wilmington, will sail from New York on the steamship President Harding, August 10, which will give him an opportunity to tour Europe prior to the opening of the convention.
With the exception of Mr. Hagner and a few who will sail on the steamship President Roosevelt, August 27, the Delaware delegation will sail on the steamship DeGrasse, of the French Line, leaving New York September 8. Many of the Delaware veterans will be accompanied by their wives, and practically everyone has made arrangements to visit various countries of Europe after the convention.