The Bonham Herald (Bonham, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 96, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 30, 1936 Page: 1 of 8
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RURAL FANNIN COUNTY’S NEWSPAPER
FIRST MONDAY EDITIO
THE BONHAM HERALD
SEMI-WEEKLY PUBLISHED EVERY MONDAY AND THURSDAY
BONHAM, TEXAS, THURSDAY, JULY 30,1936
I Below is a list of new cases filed
* * * * * ! and minutes written up during the
This week finds us still having very j SIXTH DISTRICT COURT
dry hot weather. Crops are In need Geo. P. Blackburn, Judge
rain badly: The country south of} New Civil Cases
town has suffered more so than the 1 Beulah Russell vs O. B. Russell,
north as quite a lot of the north! divorce.
territory had a fair rain the 4th of
July. Cotton is holding up re-
markably well, but the young corn
and feed stuff© are suffering quite
The Home demonstration club here
joined the other clubs of the vicinity
of Honey Grove, Allen’s Chapel, Dial,
Lannius, Dodd City, Hail and other
places when the special bus came
through Tuesday morning on their
way to the Centennial at Dallas. We
failed to get the names of all of these
from here who attended: Mrs. Nellie
Patton, Mrs. Vonley Luttrell, Mrs.
Grady Raspberry and some others.
The clubs over the country are going
in groups on these visits to the Cen-
tennial which is very fine for their
organizations and also shows coop-
eration and interest to improve for
the new and better ways of living
which their organization strives to do
at all times to make better homes,
better cooking and canning, and
house keeping in general. Miss Eld-
ridge, our county demontrator and
organizer and her helpers are to
be commended for the fine work that
is being done through their coopera-
tion with these clubs over the> large
territory which they have to cover.
The Union Revival meeting of the
Methodist, Baptist and First Chris-
tian Churches, with Brother Rosser,
Bro. Masters, and Bro. Bolton doing
the preaching began last Sunday and
is getting along nicely. Large
crowds are attending. The interest is
growing each night, and the messages
brought by these three men are
harmonious with each group and
fine Cooperative spirit is being mani-
fested by everyone. Bro. Masters is
quite well known here as he was the
pastor of the First Christian church
here for several years when he was
stationed at Honey Grove. He is
ow at one of the large churches at
Greenville and is a fine young preach-
er who brings stirring heartfelt mes-
sages at all times. Bro. Rosser the
pastor of the Methodist church here.
Bro. Bolton is the pastor of the Bap-
tist church here are well known to
everyone, also, and are loved for their
many fine deeds of kindness and
patience, and their tactful and help-
ful ways of bringing the gospel mes-
sages of love and the teaching of
Jesus that lifts everyone to a higher
plane of Christian living. Everyone
is invited to come and take part in
the meeting which is being done by a
large number, in a very 'fine way.
We need your help in the singing, in
the prayer meetings in personal work
and many other ways. Come praying
that work may he accomplished for
Jesus and his kingdom.
Mrs. P. H. Simpson and daughters
Adell and Virginia were Dallas visit-
ors last week, visiting her mother
Mrs. R ,E. Smalley. They returned
Mrs. Center, the mother of Paul
Center who has been quite ill is
some better at this writing. Her
many friends wish for her a speedy
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Nash had all
the preachers and their folks with
them Tuesday for dinner and supper.
A very fine time was enjoyed by all.
The writer of the items was there
late in eve getting news and was in-
vited for supper also but on account
of time was forced to keep going but
-appreciated the invitation.
J. Howard Connally who has been
away from here for several months
except on visits from time to time is
reported as getting along fine and
thinks he is fully recovered from the
attack of flu which he experienced in
ay and which came very near being
serious for him. He has been work-
ing for several weeks with the Pax-
ton Company of Commerce traveling
for Mr. Paxton as his estimate man
Md hup *c ter. However he i» plan-
ning to he back on the old job soon
and feels that with the rest and
change he has had he will be fit to
give the service that the job demands
and hopes to be associated with his
many friends, giving them the best
of service in his work.
The work on the school building
iis about completed and is ready for
inspection by the board and others,
this work was needed badly and now
that it is done our building is in very
good repair and ready for better
service for this winter. If you have
not transferred better do so at once
just another day or so. Windom
school is getting larger and better
every year and is your School, come
and be with them.
Sinith-Moore-Williams Company vs
Fred Lyday, judgment for plaintiff,
foreclosure of lien.
Re-ba Fitzwater vs S. P. Fitzwater,
S. P. Fitzwater to be cited to appear
October 26, 1936 to show cause why
he should not be adjudged guilty of
contempt of court for failure to pay
$15 as previously ordered by court.
Pearl Favors vs Ether Lee Favors,
G. B. Elrod vs Edna Elrod, divorce
Roy M. Owens vs Jane Looby
Owens, divorce granted.
J. E. Spies, Judge
Estate of Bernice Anderson, e-t al,
minors, application for sale of real
E. L. Hutchins appointed guardian
of the estate of E. L. Hutchins, Jr.,
Will of Mrs. Jane Smith deceased,
probated, R .M. McCleary confirmed
as independent executor.
Will of Mrs. P. E. Wiggs probated,
Mrs. Nannie Babb and Mrs. Virginia
Vollrath confirmed as executrices.
M. D. Brooks, Jr., Savoy and Rosa
Mae Hurd, Bonham.
Melvin W. Stevenson and Elola
Pearl Favors and Alberta Patter-
The annual Homecoming of Ed-
hube school students convened July
26 for its fifth celebration with an en-
rollment of 199.
As scheduled promptly at 9:50 Ray
Edwards led the audience in the sing-
ing -of “America” and “Count Your
Bessings.” Mr. T .H. Benton offered
Words of welcome were spoken by
Prof. Ford with a response by R. E.
Tarpley of Greenville. Following the
reading and adopting -of previous
minute© Mrs. Stansbury gave a re-
port on the framing of pictures -of
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Laughlin and Mr.
J. M. Bledsoe. Also reporting on
absentees who forwarded regrets
among whom were the Laughlin
family, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Rogers,
Rev. E. A. M-onds, Mrs. Rebecca Ham-
mond and Rev. Ogle. It was with
sincere regret that this situation had
to be met, especially in the -case -of
Mr. Laughlin -and family, who were
kept away on- account of illness.
The address of the day was de
livered by Dr. J. W. Benton wh-o in
his pleasing and sympathetic manner
inspired all to the -higher and nobler
things of life. Retracing the steps
of his own life, we caught a glimpse
of him as an instructor. Eight of his
pupils were present namely: Milt
P-urdy, Mack Benton, Mrs. Nellie Ben-
ton, Mrs. Fannie Benton, Mr. M. O.
Stansbury, Mrs, Myrtle Cunningham,
-Mrs. K. Biggerstaff, and Mrs. J. W,
Mrs. Myrtle Cunningham talked on
school days of the past, lingering on
the contrast to the present. Special
mention was made of the term 1885-
’86 when she enrolled in Prof. Ben-
ton’s school on paying tuition de-
manded from each scholar. On clos-
ing she presented a white flower,
emblem of purity, t-o Dr. Benton: as a
token of esteem in -which she and the
other students held him
A very impressive memorial service
for the deceased was conducted by
Frank Wright, Mrs. Stansbury, M. O.
Stansbury and E. G. Latta.
R. E. Tarpley and Chas. Jones di-
rected the body in channels of self-
expressions; some of which were from
the spice of life, and others foretold
of days in which ill health would reap
its benefits -as there were many pres-
ent past the age of three score .and
On suggestion an offering was
taken, to the amount of $5.19 for the
purpose of contacting absent students
by special correspondence.
By motion and second the body
voted to send greetings in return to
Rev. Ogle. Mrs. Cunningham was
appointed to write same. Mrs. 9.
Bertch of Texarkana who has so duti-
fully filled the office of secretary of
this organization since its birth tend-
ered her resignation which was ac-
cepted with regrets. On nomination
by Mr. E. C. Parker, Mrs. E. G. Latta
was elected to fill the vacancy.
As a closing hymn “God Be With
You” was sung and Dr. Benton pro-
nounced the benediction on a people
who were made glad at meeting and
sad at parting.
JOHN NANCE GARNER
A special proclamation by Governor Allred has proclaimed Au-
gust 5th as John Nance Gamer day, and the distinguished Vice
President will be honored on that day by a tumultuous demonstration
at the Centennial Exposition in Dallas. Thousands of Texans will
converge upon Dallas in probably the greatest public ovation ever
accorded a citizen of the Lone Star State. The Exposition is prepar-
ing to handle the gayest and largest crowd in its history.
September 14 has been set as the
date for the opening of the Bonham
Public schools, as it is thought that
by that time the work of repair will
be sufficiently complete to take up
Miss Frances Allen and Mr. W. R.
Trout of Oakland were married by
Elder B. L. Dennis at his home Wed-
All Baptists are urged to attend a
Sunday school meeting at Randolph
Sunday, Aug. 2, at 2:30 p .m.
BAILEY REVIVAL MEETING
Rev. R. H. Cagle
Great crowds are attending the
revival meeting at the Bailey Baptist
Church this week. Rev. R. H. Cagle
of Ft. Worth is doing the preaching
.and -S. J. Strickland, also of Ft.
Worth, is leading the singing.
Services are being held at 10:30 a. m.
and 8:00 p. m. daily.
Rev. Cagle will also preach
Mi’s. Ben Brackett of . Ravenna,
Texas was given a surprise birthday
dinner Sunday, July 26, by her chil-
dren, celebrating her 63rd year.
Every family brought a covered dish
and a present for Mrs. Brackett. All
of her children were there except
one, Roy Brackett of El-e-ctra, Texas.
Those present were: Mr. and Mrs.
Harvey Brackett and children; Mi’,
and Mrs. Hubert Kennedy and chil-
dren, both of Bonham; Mr. and Mrs.
M. O. Ellison and -boy of Wichita
Falls, Texas, -Mrs-. Steve- Coonrod and
children of Galveston; Mrs. Rosie
McDonald and children of Sandy
community, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil
Brackett and children of Nunnlee,
Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Moore and chil-
dren, Mr. and Mrs, Clifford Moore
both of Ector; and Mr. and Mrs.
Marvin Ely and children of Ravenna.
A total of fifty-four were present.
DUKE & AYRES OPENING
annual association sermon at the Bai-
ley Baptist Church on Wednesday,
Duke & Ayres 5c to $1 store has
recently moved to new quarters a few
doors south of their former location
and a page ad in this issue announces
thej the opening for Saturday, August 1,
Saturday, July 25, 1936 there was
a family reunion at T. B. McSpaddens
north west of Bonham. Those pres-
ent were: Mrs. Carrie Long of Ada,
Oklahoma; Mrs. Myrtle Ohmert of
Wewoka, Oklahoma; Mrs. Frank
Fleming of near Blonham, Mrs. Joe
Ohmert of Boyd, Misses Lucy and
Bobbie M-cSpadden; Mr. Fred Mc-
Spadden, Mr. Guy Ohmert and Miss
At the close of a pleasant day they
parted wishing they could all meet
again soon. * * *
The new store makes it possible to
carry a larger stock and to -display
it better. An artistic front to the
building makes it very attractive and
the interior arrangement is very con-
venient for the buying public. The
ad invites you to visit the store Sat-
urday and take advantage of the
many bargains they have, a few of
which are listed.
Mrs. R. T. Lipscomb and son, Rich-
ard, and daughters Miss -Sarah Lips-
comb and Mis© Elizabeth Lipscomb
and Miss Allie Lipscomb and Miss
Birdie Lipscomb were Centennial
visitors Tuesday. They reported hav-
ing seen Mrs. C. H. Van Zandt and
son, Sandy; Mrs. J. A. Lanius and
son John William Lanius and John
Rodgers Jr. while at the Centennial.
Rev. W. B. Fitzgerald, pastor of
the First Baptist Church of Crowell,
Texas son of the late Brice Fitz-
gerald visited his cousin Mrs. Hattie
Gouge and family over the week end.
Mr. and Mrs. John Thompson of
Brownville, Texas, Mrs. Jim Clark
and Mrs. Lottie Smith of Commerce
cousins of Mrs. Hattie Gouge were
here a short time Friday.
Mrs. D. M. Maples, Mrs. Charles
Jones and Mrs. George Brent were
hostesses at Maples home for the
Women’s Missionary Society of the
First Baptist church Monday after-
noon. The program included a song,
devotional led by Mrs. H. A. Mc-
Dougal, a saxophone solo by Herron
Maples, numbers by the “Sunbeams”,
impersonation of the Dionne quintup-
lets by a group of adults; a duet by
Mrs, Hal Richardson and Mrs. Charles
Eaton of Honey Grove and a talk by
Mrs.. Page Provine of Honey Grove,
county associational president.
Punch, sandwiches and cookies were
served to 45 persons, members and
With the election past the Bonham
band will resume its regular Friday
evening concerts at the new band
stand erected on the northwest part
of the court house lawn. The public
The Herald’s annual correspond-
ents’ picnic will be held in August at
the Bonham State Park. Recitations
and solos are being prepared for the
afternoon entertainment. Complete
plan© will be announced later.
The golden jubilee anniversary of
the Fannin county Missionary Bap-
tist Association, will be observed
Wednesday and Thursday, August 5
—6, .at the First Baptist church Bai-
ley. Rev. S. R. Smith, Bonham
moderator, will preside.
The convention -opens Wednesday at
10 a. m. An address of welcome by
Charley Turner, Bailey, and response
by C. R. Jones, Bonham, will pre-
cede enrollment of messengers and
election of officers. Appointment -of
committees and introduction of new
pastors and members of the associa-
tion more than fifty years will follow.
Rev. R. H. Cagle, Fort Worth, will
preach the annual sermon, and an
old fashioned picnic dinner will be
The afternoon will be given t-o re-
ports of committees, -and addresses
by Hal F' Buckner, and Dr. F. M.
McConnell, of Dallas. Committees
reporting are, district missions, E.
W. Marshall, Dallas; state missions,
Rev. DLoache, Leonard; home mis-
sions, Rev. H. H. Gray, Honey Grove;
foreign missions, Rev. E. G. Melson,
Whitewright; budget, Rev. C. P. S1an-
som, Bonham; orphans home, Rev.
C. W. Shaw, Ladonia; periodicals,
Rev. T. J. Watts, Honey Grove.
Report of the Baptist Training
Union, by Rev. -Sans-om, will pro-
ceed the annual missionary message,
by Rev. J. M. Simmons, Randolph.
The inspirational message will be
brought by Dr. R, C. Campbell, ex-
ecutive secretary, Texas Baptist con-
vention, Thursday morning, follow-
ing reports of various associational
Women’s Missionary Union ac-
tivities will be presented by Mrs.
Mary Provine, county president; Sun-
day school work -by J. E. Farmer,
Bonham; Christian education, I. A.
Bentley, Ft. Worth; Brotherhood, J.
T. Richardson, Honey Grove; 100,000
Club C. R. Jones, Bonham; Relief and
Annuities, Rev. J. E. Fender, Bonham
prohibition, V. E. Conway, Leonard.
A high point of the convention will
be the memorial service conducted
by Rev. O. F. Robinson, Randolph,
pieceeding adjournment Thursday
An interesting feature of the jubi-
lee celebration will be the introduc-
tion of Rev. J. P. Morris, Southm-ayd,
who was- present at the time of or-
ganization of the association,
and Thomas Shaw, of Ladonia, for
half-century a member of the body.
Origin-ally a. part of the old Sister
Grove association, a sentiment arose,
because of long distances messen-
gers had to travel to attend the an-
nual gatherings, fior a county -organi-
zation. This sentiment resulted in
the forming of the resent -body in
August 1886. at Monkstown. Rev.
Martin Gentry was the first moderat-
or, and preached the first introduc-
Rev. Smith, now serving his twelfth
term as moderator, is pastor -o-f the
F'ir^t Baptist church. Bonham, or-
ganized in 1851. The Honey Grove
congregation is the oldest in the
county, having been, formed in 1847.
The association is now composed of
42 churches, with 21 ministers and
Rev. C P. -Sansom is the host
Mrs. Neil Williams underwent an
appendectomy, -Sunday and is doing
Mrs. C. B. Capplinger is doing all
right following -an operation.
Ev'a and Zeb Acres-, typhoid fever
patients are doing all right.
Al-vin Cobble underwent an opera-
Mr. Shortridge -of Chiekasha, Okla.,
is here for treatment.
Mrs. Williford of Windom is be-
Mrs. C. P. Crener of Telephone
was brought in Wednesday morning.
Mrs. Hunnicutt spent Wednesday
in Dallas visiting the Centennial.
Miss Burk-ett returned Tuesday
night from her vacation.
Mis-s Turner spent last week end at
her home at Bailey.
The revival meeting at the Edhube
Baptist Church will begin next Wed-
nesday night, August 5th. Rev. R.
H. Cagle of Ft. Worth will do the
preaching, and Mr. S. J. Strickland of
Ft. Worth will direct the singing.
Services will be held each morning
and evening. The public cordially
invited to attend these services, ac-
cording to word received from the
p-astor, Rev. C. P. -Sansom.
Mrs. I. F. Sproule and daughter,
Ann, and Mrs. R. R. Johnson and
daughter, Frances of Denison came
over Wednesday to see Mrs. J. T.
Burt of Ft. Worth who is a guest of
Mrs. S. W. Hancock.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Forrester and son
have -been visiting relatives in
Bonham during the past week. Mrs.
Forrester was formerly Miss Jennie
Alexander, daughter of A. M. Alex-
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This community extends their lov-
ing sympathy to Mr. A. P. Hawkins
and children in their sad hour o-f be-
reavement in the loss of their wife
The Methodist revival is in
gress. We invite everyone to
and take part in the services.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hurst were
visiting with Mr. Jess Moore and wife
and mother Sunday.
Mrs. Polly Moore spent the past
week visiting in Henrietta with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Bernethy
and other relatives. Her brother
Jimmy Bernethy returned home with
her for a short visit.
Evelyn Smith spent Saturday night
with Nellene Richey.
Mr. E. Brooks Moore and wife of
Bonham were guests of Uncle Wess
an dAunt Mollie Moore, Sunday.
Lois Dean Wade spent Sunday af-
ternoon with Mary Evelyn Huffman,
Mr. and Mrs. Artie Mitchell visited
Mr. Gene Harrison and family
Mayfield community Sun
Mr. and Mrs. Ovid Wei
town called on Mr. Red
family Sunday afternoon.
Mary Jo Mayfield spent
with Alice Denton.
Mrs. Albert Dewoody and li
son have been visiting relatives here
Mrs. Vera Kilpatrick -and children
of Honey Grove have been visiting
her parents Mr. and Mrs. Sam De-
Bobby McCraw of Sherman spent
the past week with his grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Ball.
Mr. Otto Bumpus took Mr. and
Mrs. Tom Davis to Arkansas on a
visit for a few days this week.
Mr. James Hale and sister Mary
Janice Hale of Bennington, O-kla.,
spent Sunday with Jo Etta and
Evelyn Smith, Cecil Wade and
William Phillips spent Sunday with
Edna Earl Huffman is visiting in
Monkstown for a few days.
Mr, and Mrs. Luther Ford and chil-
dren of Arkansas came last week to
visit with Mr. W. B. Richardson and
family. They and Mrs. Richardson
and Anna Margaret are visiting in
Dallas this week.
A large number from here were in
Bonham, Saturday night to get the
returns of the election.
Mr. Truett Felts was home fr-o-m
Bonham CCC for the week end.
Mr. Vaughn Roden went to Paris
Sanitarium Sunday to visit his father
Mr. R. T. Roden and reports that Mr.
Roden is doing nicely.
Mr. and Mrs. James Bernethy -are
the proud parents of a baby girl.
Lula Margaret Morris visited in
Monkstown this week.
Horacie Lee L-ove spent Saturday
night and Sunday with Evelyn Hop-
Adaline Morris called on Polly
Moore Wednesday afternoon.
Mrs. Lorene Bumpus called on Mrs.
Luella Love Wednesday afternoon.
Rufus L-owrey spent the past week
with his parents, Will Lowrey and
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Vaught of
Edhube and Miss Vaughna Daffron
of Wellington -spent Thursday with
Mrs. Laura Anderson. Hope Ed-
wards returned to Edhuhe with them
to spend a few days.
Mr. and Mrs Dow Moore were in
Paris, Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. N-o-ble Hodgkiss of
Abilene called on Mrs. H. H. Love,
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mayfield spent
Sunday with Mr. Ben Mayfield and
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Wilks of La-
masco visited with Dr. and Mrs. Wil-
Paul Mayfield and Lynwood Mas-
sey, Jr., of Bonham were in Tele-
phone, Tuesday morning.
Mrs. Bob Turner spent Sttnday
night with Mrs. Turbyfteld.
Mr. Sam Crumpacker and wife
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Spence of
Mrs. Lorene Bumpus and Mrs,
Rena Talley visited with their sister
Mrs, Beuna McRae of Elwood, Sun-
Mildred Hopper called on Alyce
Margaret Slagle, Friday night.
Miss Ruth Jane Adams, daughte
of Mr. and Mrs. T. Benjamin Adam
of Washington, D. C. is to be-com
the bride of Robert Taylor Bartles
son of Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Bartle;
of Dallas and nephew of Congress
man Sam Rayburn, on August 12 ii
Washington. The wedding trip is t-
be to Bermuda and the future hom-
in Washington, D. C. where Mi
Bartley has a position with the Fed
eral Communications Commission
Mrs. S. E. Bartley, Miss Virgini:
Rayburn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs
Dick Rayburn; and Mrs. W. A
Thomas, mother, cousin and aunt
respectively of the bridegroom-to-b-
( are to leave tomorrow for Washing
J ton to attend the wedding.
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