50 years ago: Girls’ Brigade tea for Canadian trip

West-bay-50-years-finalIn the March 16, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote:

“Mr. and Mrs. Ackerman Ebanks and daughters Treaty Mae and Patricia arrived on the 12th from New York where they have been residing for a year. Treaty Mae plans to marry Mr. Carlyle Glidden on the 25th.

“Mrs. Sarah Smith returned the same day from New York having visited her son and his wife for 3 months.

“Mr. Will Jackson arrived on the 13th from the S.S. ‘Cubahama.’

“Miss Ione Yates returned to her home in Tampa after a short visit with relatives and friends.

“The Youth Fellowship of the Bosun Bay Presbyterian Church will hold a debate at their Manse on Friday 18th at 7:45 p.m. Motion: ‘Resolve that space exploration be discontinued,’ also a quiz on space events and exploration. The winner will receive a prize. Everybody is cordially invited.

“We welcome back Mr. and Mrs. Delp from U.S. who have their home in this district on the Beach Road. They arrived on the 13th.

“Mrs. Helen R. Ebanks (Vella) celebrated her 70th birthday quietly at home on the 13th. Her granddaughter Cindy celebrated her birthday on the same date.

“Mrs. Gerold Smith is happy to be home after an absence of 20 years. She lives in Jamaica where her husband is pastor of the United Brethren Church in May Pen and is visiting for a few weeks.

“Miss Edna Jefferson arrived from Baltimore on the 6th where she spent 7 months with her uncle, Cromwell Ebanks and his children after the death of his wife in June last year.

“Mr. and Mrs. Baxter Rivers celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary at their home in Bosun Bay on the 11th. It was their first anniversary in Cayman. They left for their home in Port Arthur, Texas on the 13th after an enjoyable visit to relatives and friends.

“A Tea Party sponsored by the Girls’ Brigade, to raise funds for the members of the Brigade who are going to Canada for a visit this summer, was held in the United Church Hall on the 11th. Tickets were sold and refreshments served. Mrs. Cumber and some Canadians were among the visitors. A visitor from Canada gave a brief speech on the work in Canada.”