Stephenville Empire-Tribune (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 69, No. 22, Ed. 1 Friday, May 26, 1939 Page: 3 of 12
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FRIDAY, MAY 26. 198#
THE STEPHENVILLE EMPIRE-TRIBUNE, 8TEPHENVTLLR, TEXAS
A. A. A. BENEFIT
Secretary Wallace to Broadcast
Cotton Speech Today On
A total of 1,924 AAA checks
had been received by Er&th coun-
ty fanners up to noon Wednesday,
Sam Hanover, county administra-
tor, reported. These checks ag-
gregate a sum total of #107,172.74,
or an average of slightly more than
#50 to the farmer.
There are approximately 2,000
more checks due to arrive in this
county in the near future, Hanover
said. Farmers will be notified by
mail when their money is received.
Coming in regular now, the gov-
_ eminent benefit * checks for far-
mers ‘and ranchmen complying with
the 1938 program will have a de-
cided bearing on the agricultural
success of the county this year,
it is believed.
This is due to the fact that the
checks are arriving when farmers
need to get their crops planted for
fall harvesting. Since the arrival
of the first checks the influx of
additional money has been noted
through the trade channels of the
Administrative Cost Low
A total of #107,172.74 already
received, plus a like amount to be
distributed to farmers and ranch-
men in the county in the near
future, equals a sum that causes
many to wonder what would have
happened if it had not been re-
ceived this year. There are many
critics of the government control
program, it is pointed out, but few
' of these stop to speculate on. what
the condition of the farmer and
ranchman would be had there been
no benefit checks coming in.
- The administrative cost in Erath
county was exceptionally low last
year. Hanover said this cost was
only 5.7 cents on the dollar, as
compared with 8.9 cents the year
Hanover has been notified that
Secretary Wallace will broadcast a
speech from Little Rock, Arkansas,
beginning at 10:30 a. m., Central
Standard Time, on Friday, May
26, over NBC stations in the Na-
tional Farm and Home Hour hook-
up. All committeemen and far-
mers are urged to listen at this
program, which will deal with the
(By Mrs. W. C. Bramlett)
We had heavy rains the latter
' part of last week. Right now the
farmers in this oommunity are be-
hind with their field work.
Mrs. G. T .Matthews is not im-
proving venr rapidly. Harmon El-
lis is in bed with rheumatism.
“Grandpa” Reid has improved. He
is able to be up sorne now.
Hugh Harris aiid H. C. Cason
were out-of-community visitors
with their sister, Mrs. W. C.
Fire destroyed the rent house of
Mr. Woodie of Airdale, Saturday
night. Cause of the blaze is un-
Several from his community at-
tended the funeral services held
for Mrs. Marvin Ellis and Mrs.
Charlie Blanton at Bunyan.
Ernest Mulloy and family of
Longview spent Sunday with his
sister, Mrs. U. Stewart.
Several from here, attended the
school closing exercises at Ste-
Mrs. Newt Mulloy of Dublin vis-
ited in the home of her daughter,
Mrs. U. Stewart Saturday.
Mrs. D. Rippetoe of Stephenville
is Visiting her parents this week.
Mrs. Fitzgerald and daughter,
LaNell, wore in Stephenville Mon-
Mrs. Ernest Reid and daughter,
Miss Pauline, made a business trip
to Stephenville Thursday.
I. B. Henson is slowly improving
at his home here. He underwent
an operation recently at a hospital
in Santa Anna.
The State of Texas. County of Xr
Notion Is horsby srlvoa: That by
f a sorteln Allas Rxccatlon Issaod i
of a sorteln Allas Rxccetlon issued oat of
tho Honorably County Court of Bosons
County. Tsxss. on tho 4th day of M»r,
A. D. 1«SS. by O. A. Hardwick. Clark of
said Court for tho suaa of Twa Hundred
Twsnty-Two and No/1** (Sttt.SO
lam, and oasts of suit, andsr a
In favor of D. S. Kay and Mrs.
In a cause In said .Court. _Ne^ 31**,
_jr_ _ _ ary. R. L. Flanary,
aarvioa. ^Carl’ ^ Tambow, as Sheriff of
add stjlad D. S. Ray and Mrs. 0. 8.
tv Mrs. J. L. Flanary. R. L. Flanarv. and
W L. Flansry. placed In my hands for
earvioc, L Carl W. Turnbow. as RhorUT of
Erath County. Texas. dif on tho 10th day
at May. A. D. less, lory upon sorteln
roal ante to. situated In Erath OouMy,
Unas, described no follows t Beta* MS
seres of land, lylny sad bstne in Math
County, Texas, a part of two sorteln
traote at land, described as follows t lea
Deed Book 10», pope 1*1-18* Deed Rec-
ords. Erath County.
First Trnoti SSO
Charles E. Hawkins Survey, lytne partly
In Erath aad partly la Bosons counties.
Texas, as fellows t Beftenlnp at tho orteV-
nal NW Cor. of said Hawkfaa survey-
Theneo MOB MOO vtv for SW Cor. this
tract; thenar NMI 1110 vrs. for BE Oar.
this tract; Theneo NSOW MOO rre, for NB
Cor. this tract; Thence MOW 1210 rre. te
VJ8seond Trac?/1?!* acres of land, out of
Charles B. Hawkins Survey, lying pertly
la Erath and partly In Bosque counties,
as follow.: Beginning at NW Qor. of car-
ver made for G W. MUler, la the Div. of
said survey la the District Court of Erath
Couaty. Taxes. November Term. 1211.
said earner on tho NW bank of Flag
Branch. Theneo N00E 1000 vn. te NB
Cor. thlo traetl TbosteoSOOE llMvre. to
BE Car. this tract- Theooe M2W1000
vrs. to SW Cor. this tract: Theneo N00W
vtv to the plaee of beginning.
In levied l
being In erne vwem,,
Tone, containing 7«8 aerea. and loylad
Tho lands brreln lerled upon, being that
part at the above described tw
had, lyla# aad
two traote of
upon ae the property of Mrs. J. L. Plen-
ary end R. L. Flanary and W. L. Flan-
ary, to the extent of whatever, aad all
tho Interact therein, owned by Mr* t. I*
Flanary and R. L. Flannry and W. L.
Flanarx. and that on the first Tuesday la
Juno A. D. 1020, same being tho 0th day
of said month, at tho Court House door
of Erath County, Texas. In tho Cite of
Stephenville. Texas, between the hours
of 10 a. te. aad 4 p. m. by virtu# of said
lory and said #xsection, I will sell
above described real estate at
vendue, for oash. to tea highest
as the property of eald Mrs. J. I
ary and R. I* Flanary aad W. L. Plen-
ary, to tho extent of all their undivided
Interest therein. ,_ _
Jig, rSEjn.’s ija
ones a week for terra
tl vs "waste Immediately preceding raid day
of sale. In tho Stephenvtlle Emplrs-Trlb-
JM, • newspaper published In Brntt
C<Witnese my hand, this tltt day of May.
May It, II. M, JUM *. INI.
Moot of the people of this com-
munity attended the plays given
by the Oden school. The ball game
between Oden and the colored boys
from Stephenville was won by the
visitors. The Chalk Mountain boys
then played the visiting team
Mrs. J. W. Brown, Mrs. G. E.
Hamic Jr, and Misses Neva Brown
and Dimple McKnight attended the
ball game at Oden Friday after-
Miss Dimple McKnight of Mar-
thal Gap spent the week-end with
Miss Neva Brown.
Mrs. J. Eilert of Dallas is vis-
iting this week with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Hamic, and
attended the Chamber of Com-
merce banquet at Stephqgyille
Mrs. Alton Rogers was honor
guests at a shower Wednesday af-
ternoon of last week. The affair
was directed by Mrs. Herbert Shan-
non and Miss Johnnie Pike. Con-
test winners were Mmes. Edwards,
Thornton, Hatler, and G. E. Ha-
mic. Refreshments of chilled grape
juice and iced cookies and cocoa-
nut rolls were served to the fol-
lowing guests: Mmes. T. E. War-
ren, N. P. Underwood, Ronner, R.
T. Rogers, Jud Hatler, Olin Ed-
wards, Ben Thornton, G. E. Ha-
mic, Oscar Parham, Odus Jack-
son, J. C. Jackson, Clarence Mc-
Cleery and Tditchell Hatler, and
Miss Vada Rogers.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Collings of
Abilene spent Friday night with
her brother and sister-in-law, Mr.
and Mrs. G. E. Hamic, leaving
Saturday morning to fill his ap-
pointments. They were accompan-
ied by his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
B. A. Collings, who will visit with
them at Abilene.
Mr. and Mrs. N. P. Underwood
visited Saturday with their daugh
t*T-in-law, Mrs. A. W. Underwood,
and Misses Silvia and Loretta Un-
derwood. ■ *
Misses Neva Brown and Dimple
McKnight attended a party at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Odus Jack-
son last Saturday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Baggett of
Cleburne visited Sunday afternoon
with Mr. and Mrs. N. P. Under-
Miss Nelva Markham of Ste-
phenville spent the past week-end
with her sister, Mrs. Bas Hail.
Miss Jacqueline Moore attended
Sunday school and church at First
Baptist Church in Stephenville with
her father, J. C. Moore.
Miss Virginia Smith of Oden
spent the first of the week with
Mrs, Herbert Shannon.
Mr. and Mrs. N. P. Underwood
visited Tuesday afternoon with
Mrs. John Underwood at Paluxy.
Guests of Mrs. W. B. Stasey
recently were her son and daugh-
ter-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Elry Sta-
sey, their daughter, Donna, and
her friend, Eldon Johnson, all of
Houston. Another guest in the Sta-
sey home was “Grandmother”
Gray of near Bluff Dale, who is 88
years of age.
The news of the death of Mrs.
G. E. Boyd at the Stephenville
Hospital Tuesday night came as
a shock to friends here. A tiny
baby was living at last report.
Burial was made at Hico cemetery
at 4 o'clock Wednesday.
(By Irene Freeman)
Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Smith vis-
ited Sunday as guests in the home
of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Dock Crank 8]
Sunday with her mother, Mrs,
her, at Lingleville.
The play that was to have been
given last Friday night at this
place was put off on account of
stormy weather. It will be given
Friday night, May 2(T
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Baker of
Pigeon attended church here last
The honor roll for the eight-
month term of school is as follows:
Durwood Cummins, eighth grade;
Vememma Freeman, seventh grade;
Mary Loy Freeman and Eloise
Starnes, fifth grade; Maxine Glas-
co, third grade; James E. Carter
and Jerry Packwood, second grade.
Mr. and Mm. Tom Grimes of
Bluff Dale spent awhile Sunday
evening with Mr. and Mrs. J. M.
Grimes and family.
Rev. Holt of Bluff Dale filled
his appointment at this place Sun-
day and was a. dinner guest of
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Packwood.
Everyone is invited to see the
play titled “The Clod Hopper " to
be given here Friday night, May
(By Mrs. Fred Little)
The wind, hail and rain received
here last week did much damage
to crop* and garden*.
Mr. and Mra. 'Dave Sechrist of
Exray visited Sunday afternoon
Mrs. Dick Lewis visited Thurs-
day at Stephenville with Mr. and
Mrs. Furman Davis.
Bobbye Ray Little spent Sun-
day with James Wade Burris at
Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Moring of
Bluff Dale and Mrs. George Gra-
ves of West Texas spent Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. Ross Brown.
Mrs. Verdie Cramer spent last
week with her parents at Graham.
Miss Billie Nell Gordon of Ran-
ger spent Mother’s Day with her
Mr. and Mrs. Frances Apple of
Knox City spent the week-end
with Mr. and Mra. Ben Drennan.
Mary Bruce is ill this week.
Several from here attended the
graduating exercises at Huckabay
Dick Lewis visited in Stephen-
ville Saturday with his aunt and
uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Oxford.
Miss Juanita Moas of Arizona
is visiting her sister, Mrs. Roy
Mr. and Mrs. Armor Rucker of
Simms Valley visited recently
with Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Gordon
(By Mrs. E. A. Holder)
This community received two big
rains last week which were great-
ly appreciated by all.
J. B. Bramlette and J. L. Kil-
lian attended the Masonic meeting
in Stephenville Saturday night.
H. C. Cason and Hugh Harris
visited Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
Will Bramlette at Kikers Gin.
Harold Peterson has the chicken
Mr. and Mrs. Olen Elliott and
children, Harold and Dorothy, of
Zion Hill visited Sunday with his
sister, Mrs. Frank Castlea.
Mr. and Mrs. Max Greenwood
and baby of Scurry county spent
last week with his mother, Mrs.
Mark Like of the Ross Ranch
visited Sunday with his grand-
mother, Mrs. Laura Vistal.
Bertie Fay and Myrtie May Gra-
ves of Morgan Mill spent Monday
with Mis* Stella Stephens.
C. G. Bramlette and sons, Dale
and Don, of Dublin visited a few
hours Sunday with his brother,
J. B. Bramblette.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Like of
Ranger visited recently with rela-
tive* in this community.
Mrs. Forest Bramlette and baby,
Barbara ^Ann, of Shreveport, La.,
and her mother, Mrs. A. Neely
of Tolar, spent a few hours with
J. B. Bramlette last Tuesday.
(By J. W. Thornton)
Jack Arthur of Crosbyton spent
Sunday and Monday night with
his pareuts, Mr. and Mrs. Claud
Rev. Reynolds of Abilene preach-
ed at the Church of Christ here
Saturday night, Sunday and Sun-
Tom Sitton spent the week-end
in Fort Worth visiting his sister,
Miss Nona Sitton. ,
Mrs. Dora Snively and children
of Colorado City visited a few
days this week with her sister,
Mrs. Ansell Moss.
Mr. and Mra. Murl Ferguson are
the proud parents of twin daugh-
terfe, born to them Monday at the
her sister and brother-in-law, Mr.
and Mrs. Ben Price.
Miss Maudie Thornton is ill this
Mr. and Mrs. L. V. Williamson
and son, Sherman V., visited Mr.
and Mrs. Marshall Kay at Selden
Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Caughman
and son, W. D., visited their dau-
ghter ahd son-in-law, Mr. and
Mrs. Wayman Fowler in Stephen-
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Witt vis-
ited in Stephenville Sundav with
her sister, Mrs. Wayman Fowler.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Faubus of
Morgan Mill visited here Satur-
day night and Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Van Tate and
baby * of Stephenville visited Mr.
and Mrs. W .S .Brown Sunday
night and Monday.
Judge Keith Visiting ,
Judge J. B. Keith, chairman of
the State Board of Pardons and
Paroles, will return to his duties
Sunday after a week’s visit with
his wife. Mrs. J. B. Keith, and his
son, Fred Keith, and family in this
Given By County
' . Recreation Group
Thursday night. May 12, the
Erath County Recreational De-
partment gave a barbecue supper
at the City Park in honor of the
recreational directors and super-
visors of District 8 who were hold-
ing their directors’ meeting here
at that time. They were Miss Ruth
Garvor, assistant State director of
recreation from San Antonio, Mrs.
Edith Dodds, district supervisor
from Waco, members of the local
steering committee, several school
superintendents from the commu-
nities in which Erath county play-
grounds are established, the recre-
ational stringed band members,
and all the county recreational
leaders together with their fami-
Near one hundred people gather-
ed around the picnic table. Which
was spread under the pecan trees
on the banks of the Boeque, to en-
joy the delicious food that was
The supper was followed by a
county-wide amateur program
which was worked up by the rec-
reational leaders of the various
communities which they serve.
This program consisted of tap
dancing, folk dancing, yoloi, duets,
quartets, acrobatic stunts, piano
solos and rope twirling. About 800
people were present at this pro-
Mrs. R. L. Thompson is general
director of Erath county recre-
(By Mrs. T. J. Wells)
We are having some pretty wea-
ther here which is appreciated by
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Yardley
spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
George Crenshaw at. Desdemona
and attended church at the school
building at which the closing of
school took place.
School Hill boys played ball at
Lingleville Sunday evening. The
Lingleville boy* won.
Mrs. Ralph Elston has been on
the sick list recently.
Mi»« Pauline Wells has been
very ill the past week as a result
of a spider bite.
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Wells and
daughter, Pauline, and Ila May
Hare were visitors in Desdemona
The girls of this community en-
joyed a party Friday night at the
Horn* of Mrs. Does Yardley.
There was a quilting party at
the home of Mrs. Harris Keys
Harris Key and Doce Yardley
with Jake Christian and sons went
fishing last Thursday on the Colo-
rado River near Goldthwaite.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Keith and
family visited her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Bert Wysong at Corinth
Mr. and Mrs. Alvie Crow and
baby son and Mrs. Irene Ramplev
of Bluff Dale spent Sunday with
Mrs. Crow ahd Mr. and Mrs. Roy
Crow. Mrs. Crow is still ill.
Mr. and Mrs. Surene Brown
spent Sunday in Stephenville with
Mr. and Mrs. Van Tate.
Mrs. Benson Long and two sons
of Rochelle are here this week vis-
iting Mr. and Mra. Searcy Bostick.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Ellison
and Eddy Roy Seals of Green
Creek visited her sister, Mrs. W.
P .Eddleman, and family Sunday.
_ Mrs. Jessie Hallmark spent Sat-
urday night and Sunday with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harrison
Sharp at Victor.
Mrs. Johnnie Christian visited
her son, Zcph Christian, and fam-
ily at School Hill Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Laymon Miller of
Carlton spent Sunday and Mon-
day with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Johnnie Boucher.
Mrs. Edith Mahoney and little
son, James Mock of Ada, Okla.,
are spending this week with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Matthew
“Uncle” Mock Brown and dau-
ghter, Mrs. Kltha Benton of
Nacogdoches spent the week-end
here visiting friends and relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Turpen of
School Hill spent a few days last
week with her brother, Clyde Fair,
id fi “
Mr. and Mrs.
family of Stephenvi!
- ersr- “i «y
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brother, H. HT Tudor, and family
Rosa Tudor and
enville visited his
here Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Porter Whitefleld
spent Sunday with their son, Bud
Whitefleld, and family near Oak
This community was saddened
Sunday when the news came of
Mrs. Charlie Blanton’s death at
Gorman. Several attended the fu-
neral at Tolar Monday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie William-
son visited her sister, Mrs. John-
nie Wells, at Shelby Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Nat Allen and
Dessie Allen all visited Monday
and Tuesday with their son, Char-
lie Allen, and family at Bay*.
Mr. and Mn. Vernon Bays of
Bay* visited Sunday with her bro-
ther, Jr. Kelley.
Mra. L. H. Patton of MeTkel re-
turned home Monday after a two
weeks’ visit with her mother, Mn.
W. P. Parker.
Mr. and Mn. Dock Crank of
Stephenville visited Sunday with
Here to See Sister
Mn. O. P. Clark of Lubbock
and Mrs. Oran M. Smith of Megar-
gel are here this week to see their
sister, Mn. Fred Keith, who has
been critically ill. Mn. Clark was
formerly Miss May Palton and
Mn. Smitjh will be remembered
as Miss Hattie Patton. The three
women are sisters of Ed and
Charles Patton of this city.
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