The Caddo Herald
April 4, 1924
Party at Mrs. Hill’s
Tuesday evening, April first, at the home of Mrs. C. W. Hill, Mrs. Hill and Mrs. W. F. Dodd were hostesses to members of the Baptist Young Peoples’ Union and a number of visitors.
The occasion was an April Fool Party given by Group No. 1 and 2, losers in a contest, in honor of Group 3 and 4, winners in the contest. When the guests arrived at the door of the home, they were greeted by a cardboard sign, with a lighted lantern behind it that read, “Around the Corner”. Timidly and suspiciously they followed instructions and at the rear of the house entered a darkened passageway where they encountered a tall, ghostly-looking personage who ushered them into the reception room. There the hostesses gave them a warm welcome and directed them into the decorated parlor. With the arrival of all the guests, about forty in number, the entertainment began. This was conducted in many surprising and unsuspected ways; such as poking a peppered, artificial rose under the nose, a talking contest, the serving of cornbread, beans and onions, etc. The biggest and best surprise was a large cake cooked and decorated in honor of Mr. Mason Grewell on whose birthday the occasion took place. The guests were called into the dining room and assembled around the table on which was the large white cake decorated with twenty-two lighted candles. The honoree submitted the cutting of the cake to Mr. Joe Clement, president of the Union, and when the delicious-looking cuts were handed out to eager hands many were the exclamations of surprise when it was learned that the cake was stuffed with cotton.
Lastly, the ladies chose partners for MORE refreshment by taking their pick of a line of young men’s feet that protruded from beneath a curtain. This was fun- but the BIG fun came when all learned that they were being served REAL ice cream and cake.
Singing and other entertainment was had during the evening and at 10:30 o’clock the guests departed well pleased and delighted with the hospitality extended by the hostesses.