December 21, 1933
Cliffside, Dec. 18 — In Richmond at Hotel Richmond’s Winter Garden, man-about-town Spud Crawford inaugurated one of those fast ones which folks sometimes inaugurate on a trip like this. As Weede-Meyers orchestra was playing an all-request program, Spud sent a waiter up with his request, giving his address at St. Petersburg, Fla. Soooo, Spud’s request was played and his address given as above over WRVA. The boys making the trip again to Washington, Mac Duncan, Jess Hill, Jesse McCurry, Sam Haynes and Walter Haynes, gave Spud the familiar race-track amusement—hoss laughter.
The past week a very nice cat called on Mills Drug Store. O. K. Padgett, the inevitable, having a band from a Deviled Egg sandwich easily accessible, put the band around the cats neck; black cat and yellow band. The cat is now known as “Deviled Egg” the drug store mascot.
Now the country wants “stable” money—sounds like the race-track huh?
Ozzie Nelson, orchestra leader, is my favorite popular tune singer. Ozzie has a smooth voice which sounds musical even when he is doing his own announcing… Eddie Duchin leads the popular Central Park Casino (New York) orchestra with a piano. It is my favorite orchestra and he is my favorite piano man at this moment. When Eddie plays, I get bouncy…Cliff Edwards’ singing and ukulele strumming gives me a kick after a day’s work. Have you heard him sing “I’m a Night Owl” in the movie, “Take a Chance?” It’s a wow!…This concludes my note on wrapping paper.
Miss Emily Hilliard is ku-razy about cats and admits that she is a waffle addict.
Mr. M. Hendrick has an habitual choice for brown—brown hats, suits and shoes. Your scribbler is addicted to brown outfits.
This column selected Miss Kathleen Frye as “Miss Cotton Queen” from the Tuesday night performance of the Fashion Revue. I note that popular opinion agreed on her in the finals. Flash: The column becomes advance critic!
Young Miss Vivian Keeter has a strong voice, being suited to her song and dance work. Here’s to the young miss from Rutherfordton—keep moving Lillian Roth or Vivian Keeter will getcha!…Miss Billie Chesson, okay! With guitar and her voice, why should she not go far in stage work? …Miss Marjorie Padgett, blues singer! “South in my Soul,” sang the young miss. Her voice is suited and will improve rapidly, I think. Folks, I believe these lassies should have your backing and your encouragement; stage opportunity is theirs.
Jimmy, my friend, welcome! Jimmy Padgett, State College senior, is home for the holiday season. Jimmy is a tuba-tooting member of the college orchestra. Jimmy hit town in a grey [gray] outfit.
Probably the most attractive of Cliffside’s young married, Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy McCurry.
It would be great for every child into whose home The Courier goes, if they could see the Ivey Department store novelty window before the season is over. There, you can see a Ferris wheel is action with a passenger list consisting of dolls. Vari-colored lights decorate the wheel. Electric trains dart over mountain and stream of the show window. Probably, you, at least, can rejoice with your children in witnessing this scene.
Here and there in Charlotte: Haywood Robbins, Jr., Judge, pro tem, of Mecklenburg recorder’s court and son of Rev. H. H. Robbins recently of this city, and I talked on North Tryon…. I talked with Jack Shuford and Myles Haynes at Ivey’s. We exchanged proverbs on the package-carrying racket and with my sympathy left them to their vigil. …Dinner at Nunnally’s…At the radio we listened to Admiral Byrd on the boat “Jacob Ruppert” 9,030 miles from New York. Reception is expected to improve as the boat plies south-ward. From the boat came the tune, “In the Valley of the Moon,” being on a harmonica and guitar, which gave me an attack of goose pimples. In the valley of the moon with the boat cutting thru ice covered waters. Brrrr!