Delta Debutante Club presents Jordan
Special to The Herald
Members of the Delta Debutante Club, the oldest in Mississippi, gathered at the Greenville Golf and Country Club on December 29th for the 70th annual Debutante Presentation and Ball.
The Delta Debutante Club was founded in 1942 under the direction of Mrs. Judge Rabun Jones of Greenville, with assistance of Stuart Whitmarsh of New York City, editor of the Debutante Registry.
In subsequent years, club sponsors were: the late Mrs. Warren Jackson; the late Shelby Edwards: the late Mrs. Hazelwood Farish; the late Mrs. Lawrence Paxton; the late Mrs. Robert Joseph Whitfield; and the late Mrs. Hugh Gamble Payne; also, Mrs. William Lonnie Watson; Mrs. Eustace Harold Winn, Jr.; Mrs. Pearman Smith; Mrs. Clark Wynn; Mrs. Elie Ganier; and Mrs. John Culpepper Webb.
Mr. William Kethley Dossett served as the master of ceremonies for the presentation of the fourteen debutantes to an assembly of friends, families, patrons and members of the Delta Bachelors’ Club.
The Danny Blurton Group of Pickwick Dam, Tenn., provided music.
A twilight garden theme was carried out throughout the Country Club.
The ceiling of the ballroom was draped with Georgette fabric and white lights and garden style floral arrangements of Casablanca lilies, Blizzard roses, larkspur and hydrangea were nestled on top of tall columns that outlined the event area.
The buffet tables held tall, glass trumpet vase arrangements in shades of soft pastels, with garden roses, stock, hydrangea, larkspur, Asiatic lilies and lisianthus.
Guest tables featured antique bronze hurricane candelabras with garden sweetheart roses, hydrangea and stock floral centers.
Serving on the floor committee were: Mr. Robert Andrew McGahey; Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Peter Fisher IV; Mrs. Powers Rush; Mr. Edwin William Tindall, Junior; Mr. and Mrs. Ike Trotter; Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Layden Tucker, and Mr. Eustace Harold Winn IV.
Debutantes held gathered clutches of blush pink, ivory, white and flesh colored roses collared with greenery and hand-tied with white satin ribbon.
Miss Anne Eliza Jordan is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Albert Jordan, Junior of Yazoo City, Miss. Her grandparents are Mrs. Pruitt Stock of Hollandale and the late Mr. Stock and Mrs. Bernard Albert Jordan of Yazoo City, Miss and the late Mr. Jordan. She attends the University of Mississippi and is a member of Chi Omega Sorority.