From the June 8, 1922 Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1:
Surprise for Sunday School Teacher.
Tuesday, June 6, being Mrs. Alma Parson’s birthday, the Comrade class of the M. E. South Sunday School, and their families gave her a complete surprise at her home a mile southeast of town in the evening. As yesterday was Mrs. Wayman McGinness’ birthday, this surprise was given in honor of both these ladies. Mrs. Parsons is the teacher of the class, and Mrs. McGinness is a faithful worker.
The evening was spent in an unique way. Mrs. Parsons was told to call on any or all to furnish some part of the program. No one was to refuse. Recitations, songs and stunts of various kinds were rendered, which caused much merriment. Miss Neva Carden, J. W. Weddle, Jr., John Bodle, Wayman McGinness and Everett Cook furnished music.
The class presented Mrs. Parsons with a beautiful hand painted set consisting of salt and pepper shakers, tooth pick holder, and tray, as a token of love.
Delicious refreshments of ice cream and cake were served after which all departed wishing Mrs. Parson and Mrs. McGinness many more such happy birthdays.
The following were present: Mr. and Mrs. James Weddle and sons, Dean, Don and Jimmy; Mr. and Mrs. John Bodle and sons, Roland and J. R.; Mrs. Sherman Fullerton and daughters, Lucile and Ada; Mr. and Mrs. Wayman McGinness and Lola May; Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Bird and children, William and Louise; Mrs. E. R. Bird and son, Hardin; Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Beverlin; Mrs. Myrtle Northup; Mrs. Dale Bagby; Mrs. Wm. Bodle; Mr. and Mrs. Hallie Merritt and son, Ralph; Mr. and Mrs. Miles Cook; Mearl McCoy; Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Owens and daughter, Bernice; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Pierson and children, Aileen, Albert and Helen; Miss Neva Carden; Mr. and Mrs. Everett Cook and children, Pauline and Ruth; Mrs. Birdie McGinness and daughter, Leora; Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Conrad and daughter, Lois; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Twaddell; Mr. and Mrs. T. O. Parson and son, Thomas Sterling.