Lincoln—One of the most attractive pre-Halloween affairs given here this week was the family dinner for which Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walling were hosts at their home. The primary purpose of the dinner was to assist Mrs. Eva Walling Purvine, Mrs. Marjorie Gahlegar [sic], Harold and Ellis Walling in celebrating their birthdays which all occur in October.
A Halloween harvest basket of pumpkin, filled with lovely fruits, was used as a centerpiece for the table at which were seated the honor guests, Mrs. Eva Walling Purvine, Mrs. Marjorie Gahlegar [sic], Harold and Ellis Walling, Rep. and Mrs. James Mott and daughters, Dorothy and Frances, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Walling, Mrs. Harold Walling, Miss Gertrude Walling, Miss Martha Sanderson and the hosts, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walling.
Source: Salem Capital Journal, October 31, 1936.