Stephenville Empire-Tribune (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 69, No. 22, Ed. 1 Friday, May 26, 1939 Page: 6 of 12
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SUNDAY, MAY 2t
Both Exercises Held Sunday
At College; Military Re-
view at 5 p. m.
Members of the graduating
class at John Tarleton College
had both their baccalaureate ser-
vice and commencement exercises
Sunday, May 21. A large number
of parents, ex-students and other
visitors attended both programs.
Bishop Ivan Lee Holt, of the
Methodist Church, Dallas, delivered
the baccalaureate sermon at the
service held Sunday morning in the
Tarleton auditorium and commenc-
ing at 11 o’clock.
Graduates and the remainder of
the cadet corps marched into the
building, while the Tarleton Mili-
tary Band played a martial rhy-
thm. The Little Symphony Orches-
tra, conducted by Harold J. Bluhm,
played the prelude and postlude
Rev. W. H. Cole, paistor of the
local First Methodist Church, gave
the invocation and the Tarleton
Singers presented a number. The
audience sang two selections dur-
ing the program. Rev. J. Clinton
Bradshaw, pastor of the First
Christian Church, spoke the bene-
Miss Cody, County Agent, Met
With Bluff Dale i-H Members
The Bluff Dale 4-H club met
May 8. Betty Jo Jenkins, Johnnie
Elizabeth Jenkins, Elwanda Fallin,
Imogene Harris, Mary Ruth Stem-
bridge, Vernon Lou Wamock, Zel-
ma Holley, Vesta Hickman, Doro-
thy Faye Moody, all had their ma-
terial for their dresses.
They also knew how their dress-
es were to be made. Miss Cody met
with them and demonstrated how
to put on collars and how to put
sleeves in dresses.
Large Family Group
Meets On Mother’s Birthday
About 200 relatives, friends and
neighbors of Mrs. J. C. Pack met
Bishop Holt’s subject was “To-
lOYTOW nn/i Tfa Olloafinna 9*
morrow, and Its Questions. ___
said he was unlike many commen-
cement speakers in that he was
doubtful whether or not,,the youn-
ger generation of today could solve
the problems of tomorrow, the ma-
jor ones being, food, fellowship,
and faith. “Can we find them?” he
Commencement exercises began
at 3:00 p. m. Sunday in the Tar-
leton auditorium. Again” the grad-
uates and cadets marched in while
the Little Symphony Orchestra
played the prelude. The audience
sang “America,’’ and T. B. Thomp-
son gave the invocation. The
Tarleton Singers presented “Come
Where Flowers” (from “Martha),
by F. von Flotow.
Dr. W. B. Bizzell, president of
the University of Oklahoma, Nor-
man, Oklahoma, delivered the prin-
cipal address, taking for his sub-
ject “The Quality of Our Think-
ing.” Dr. Bizzell told the class that
the schools of today are the hope
of America for the future, and said
that he was optimistic over the
prospects of the Nation for 1950.
Chas. S. Wilkins, registrar, pre-
sented the ten honor graduates of
the 1939 class, then read the list of
graduates, hiving each one to
stand as his name was called. The
audience joined in singing "The
Color Song” and' Thompson spoke
the benediction. Harold J. Bluhm
conducted the Littjle Symphony Or-
chestra as it played the postlude.
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L. B. Newsom of the State Fire
Insurance Office at Austin, was
here Wednesday inspecting the city
water work* and the local fire de-
partment. His report will be made
The Stephenville Fine Depart-
ment is sponsoring a “Fireman’s
Benefit Dance,” to be given to-
night, May 26, in the new recrea-
tion hall at the City Park, starting
at 9 o’clock. -Ocie Stockard, Der-
wood Brown and The Wanderers
will furnish the music. These mu-
sicians call themselves "The Orig-
inal Musical Brownies,” and are
heard daily over Radio Station
KGKO from 1:16 to 1:30 p. m.
No fires have been reported dur-
past week, Rich
fire marshal, advised Thursday.
ing the past week
Here from Houston
Mr. and Mrs. Wayland Hancock
and children of Houston were in
the city over the week-end visiting
in the home of Mrs. H. G. Pittman.
Mrs. E. W. Hancock, who is a sis-
ter of Mrs. Pittman, had been here
for a week’s visit prior to the
coming of her son, and all joined
together for a motor trip to West
Texas where they planned to visit
other relatives and friends.
er home in the Oak Dale com-
munity Sunday, May 14, to join in
the celebration of her seventy-
eighth birthday and to honor her
on Mother’s Day. May 15 is her
birthday but for the past nineteen
rears her children and grandchil-
dren and later her great grand-
children, with many other rela-
tives and friends, have been meet-
ing at her home on the Sunday
nearest her birthday to help her
enjoy the momentous event.
Sunday the group brought bas-
ket lunches which were spread at
the noon hour under a big oak tree
on the lawn. There was plenty of
food for everybody and much was
left after the feast. All brought
girts for Mrs. Pack who was the
happiest member of the large
group that was being entertained
at her home on this occasion.
Mrs. Pack has lived in the Oak
Dale community throughout the
years since her marriage and is
known to practically everybody
within a radius of a good many
miles of Oak Dale. She was form-
erly Miss Mary Stephen, and is a
daughter of the late Jim Matt
their uniforms of white coulottes,
Members of both clubs wore
the blouses of which were stamped
with the club insignia.
Dinner was served in four cours-
es. Place cards marked places for
the following C. U .B. S.: Mildred
Beidleman, Nona Dell Cleveland,
Martha Jane Ferguson, Bobbye
Dean Everett, Dorothy Dee Good-
win, Mary Ruth Cox. Cubbies
present were Lyndol Welch, Tom-
mye Ruth Baxter, Yvonne Holley,
Dorothy Jacque Weeks, Elizabeth
Ann Wright, Joyce Teague, Dot
Donaho and the club sponsor, Miss
Jofrte Shipp. _____
Alexander Club Meets
At Home Economics Building
“Moths are found in all types
of dwellings regardless of loca-
tion” said Mrs. J. F. Johnson at
the regular meeting of the Alex-
ander H. D. Club which met May
18 at the Home Economics build-
ing in Alexander. Mrs. V. E. Go-
lightly, president of the club pre-
sided at the meeting.
“Dry cleaning and washing in
strong solution of neutral soap
kills all moths but does not im-
part moth resistance,” continued
Mrs. Johnson, but if clothes just
washed or dry cleaned are stored
in carefully wrapped and sealed
paper bags or hat boxes they will
not be bothered by moths.
“All forms of moths are killed
upon exposure to temperature of
125 to 130 degrees and the lava
will die at 100 degrees tempera-
Mrs. R. C. Taylor led a ten-
minute recreation period.
Mrs. G. R. Smith gave the coun-
cil report at the meeting, and Mrs.
Vance Wadlington was elected by
the club members to the post of
secretary - treasurer, taking the
place of Mrs. A. L. Farrar.
Those present were Mmes. J. F.
Johnson, Alfred Rankin, R. C. Tay-
lor, Vance Wadlingtop, G. R.
Smith, and V. E. Golightly.
her parents when she was a child
and has lived in Hamilton and
Mills counties continuously. With
a little assistance she can walk
about the house. Her eyesight is
dim but owing to her keen watch
for Indians in the pioneer days,
she still closely observes as much
She reared five daughters, one
of them having died only a year
ago. She has thirty-four grand-
About one hundred relatives and
friends called during the day.
The Geeslins also visited Mrs.
Geeslin’s mother, Mrs. J. Dr Mc-
Kenzie at Goldthwaite Sunday af-
Stephen for whom the city of Ste-
phenviUe was named. Her hus-
band, J. C. Pack, died at their Oak
Dale home 27 years ago.
Children and children-in-law of
Mrs. Pack who came home for
Mother’s Day and to join in the
family reunion and birthday cele-
bration were Mr. and Mrs. Tom
Pack, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Pack,
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Pack all of Ste-
phenville, Mr. and Mre. J. V. Pack
of Lingleville, Mrs. Willie Caroth-
ers of Gatesville, Mr. and Mrs.
John Lucas, Mr. and Mrs. Guy
Woods of Lingleville. Mr. and
Mrs. Wiley Watson, Mr. and Mrs.
M. L. Jones and Mrs. Ben Pack of
and nearly all of her seventy-five
Her brother. Will Stephen and
son, Robert Stephen of Dublin,
grandchildren and fifty great
grandchildren, also attended the
Bluebird Quilting Club
Meets with Mrs. J. D. Chapman
Mrs. J. D. Chapman was hostess
to the Bluebird Quilting Club at
her home in the Tennessee com-
munity Wednesday, May 17.
A “Field* of Diamonds” quilt
At the noon hour a delicious
lunch was served those attending
the quilting party.
Those present during the day
besides the hostess were Mmes.
C. L. Bums, M. R. Smith, Curtis
Rasberry, J. M. Wood, and Misses
Ola Glenn and Verbie H. Wood.
In the afternoon two songs were
sung by Mikie Lee Smith.
High School Club Members
Entertain for Older Club
Members of the Cubbies Club of
Stephenville High School enter-
tained i#ith a farewell dinner
party Saturday night at the Onyx
Cafe honoring their ‘big sister”
club, the C. U. B. S. Club colors
of red and white were used in the
decorations, red and white ere;
paper runners extending down the
center of the long table which held
as its centerpiece the lovely two-
tiered white angel food cake. The
cake was topped with a tiny bear
cub and with letters forming the
words. Goodbye, Big Sisters, all of
which was done in red icing.
Tommye Ruth Baxter presided
as toastmaster. Lyndol Welch,
Royal Cubbie, gave the farewell
speech to the older club. The re-
sponse was given by Mildred Beid-
leman, Royal Cub. Miss Josie
Shipp, Cubbies’ club sponsor, also
made an interesting talk to the
group. Music was given during the
Safe, Dependable Overnight
SERVICE to and from
Dallas — Fort Worth — Waco — Austin — Houston
San Antonio <— Brownwood and Inter-
ASSURED BY 14 YEARS' CONTINUOUS SERVICE!
We have moat modern equipment and some 300 employ-
ees who spend their salaries in their home communities.
Illness Prevents Good
On account of illness in the home
of Mrs. Clayton Lambert, presi-
dent, Mrs. E. S. Jackson presided
at the Millerville Home Demon-
stration Club, which met Friday
afternoon, May 19, at 2:00 at the
The program was on How to
Use Time. Interesting talks were
made. All were agreed that they
were not pleased with their divis-
ion of time. One’s work should be
managed where one could have at
least an hour’s recreation every
day. Farm women as well as city
women should have rest and diver-
Members present were Mrs. Dan
McPherson, Mrs. Tom Loden, Mrs.
Will Nix, and Mrs. E. S. Jack sop.
Recently With Party
Mrs. Fred Sumners entertained
at her home on West Frey recent-
ly with a party and shower hon-
oring Mrs. Robert Price. Assistant
hostesses were Mmes. Sarah
Thomason, Carl Thomason and
The rooms were attractively
decorated with bouquets of spring
flowers. Mrs. Pearl Lackey gave a
reading after which the gifts were
presented the honoree. Refresh-
ments of punch and cake were ser-
Guests attending were Mmes.
Pearl Lackey, Cecil Albright, Clar-
ence Lowery, Marvin Elkins, A. J.
Lowery, L. A. Summers, Voyle
Billingsley, D. G. Joiner, Tom
Moser, Lewis Fields, Mary Cobb.
Dorothy Nell PascRal Is i
Honored On Tenth Birthday
Miss Dorothy Nell Paschal was
honored Monday afternoon at a
party given by her mother, Mrs.
T. H. Paschal, at her home on
North Clinton avenue in celebra-
tion of her tenth birthday.
Games were played on the lawn
where afterwards refreshments of
iced drinks and cookies were ser-
Those attending were Charles
Don Humberson, Loreta Hill, Ver-
na May Spears, Joyce Dodson, Al-
vin Young, Joe Canady, Jackie Mor-
rison and the honoree.
A shower of gifts was presented
Dorothy Nell (in honor of the oc-
The party was given as a spec-
ial tribute to Dorothy Nell, who
has not mised a day from school
this year and has been on the honor
roll every month. She also was ex-
empt in all subjects, making her
free from all examinations at the
close of the term.
Joe Bailey Elder of Lubbock, son
of Mrs. Belle Elder of Cure, Texas.
The wedding is planned to take
place some time in June.
Miss Montague is a graduate of
the University of North Carolina,
and did post graduate work at the
University of Texas. She is a mem-
ber of Pi Beta Phi Sorority. Mr.
Elder is an architectural graduate
of Texas Technological College. 1
To Be Married In June
Miss Nell Montague •m,
Mrs. Ella Montague announces
the .engagement of her daughter,
Nellie Melville Montague, to Mr.
Made for Graduates
Of John Tarleton
Entertain On Birthday
Of Son and Daughter
Mesdames Swan E. Richardson
and Bras Cole entertained with a
party at Mrs. Richardson’s home,
495 East Long street, Wednesday
afternoon, May 10, jointly cele-
brating the birthdays of their son
and daughter, Swan Richardson
Jr., who was 4 years old that day,
and Carolyn Cole, who was 4 on
A double tiered white angel food
birthday coke with four tiny ligh-
ted candles centered the lace laid
table on the lawn where refresh-
ments were served. Two bouquets
of sweet peas in pastel colors also
decorated the table. After the cake
had been admired by the children,
it was cut and served with ice
cream to the group.
A shower of birthday gifts was
presented the little honorees.
Those present were Marilyn
Frazier, Sharon Head, Dabney
Kennedy, Nancy Neblett, Wade
Forester Jr., of Roscoe, Carolyn
Reese, Linda Wilkins, Jimmy Ter-
rell, Jim Frank Wright, Mary Sue
Martin. Richard Tindall, Tommy
Joe Holladay, Eddie Stramler, Ar-
lin Edgar, Jimmy Stephen, Linda
McMahan, Harry Lee Braeuer,
Martha Brooks, Carol Jean Nich-
ols, Fay Nell Ratliff, Sandra Sue
Bay, Burts Kennedy, Carolyn Cole
and Swan Richardson.
Mrs. J. C. Terrell took moving
pictures of the children during the
A supplementary .list of candi-
dates for graduation was added to
the original 146 announced by the
registrar’s office of John Tarleton
College. Students on this supple-
mentary list follow:
Joe Boone, Amarillo; Emma
Ruth Cox, Smithfleld; Charles Wil-
liam Geelan, Stowell; Agnes Gor-
don, Stephenville, Tom Gordon,
Stephenville; A. J. Hall, Paint
Rock; Sam Harvey, Mount Ver-
non; Robert Otto Kruse, San Juan;
Franklin Richersoh, Paducah, and
Elizabeth Williams, Marlin.
Members of the graduating class
received their diplomas at c*m-
mencement exercises held Sunday
afternoon, May 21, at 3 o’clock,
in the John Tarleton auditorium.
Mrs. Winn Dies
In Dallas Sunday;
Is Buried Monday
Last rites for Mrs. J. W. Winn,
78, former well-known resident of
Erath county, who died Sunday
at her home, 406 South Willomet,
Dallas, were held here Monday af-
ternoon at 2:00 o’clock in West
End cemetery where burial was
A larger funeral service was held
for Mrs. Winn Monday morning at
10 o’clock at thA Lamar A Smith
Funeral Home in Dallas', Rev. Vir-
gil Fisher of the Tyler Street
Methodist Church, officiating. Pall-
bearers were Dr. L. L. Butler,
Cecil Bush, J- T. Howard, S. O.
Lincecum, J. N. Millard and Geo.
Following the service there the
body was brought overland in a
Smith & Lamar ambulance to
Stephenville. Rev. W. H. Cole, pas-
tor of First Methodist Church*
here, had charge of last rite*
the cemetery. Pallbearers v/erl
Mayor Henry Clark, William Arch
Jones, Dr. Tom Gordon, R u
Higgs, Oren Ellis, Henry Belcher
B. I. Trewitt, Leonard Woods’
Friends of the family assisted with
the floral offering.
Mrs. Elizabeth Winn had lived
in Erath county for a number of
years. She moved to Dallas many
years ago and had since made her
home there. She was widely known
in Erath county and was held in
the highest *esteem here
Surviving are two brothers, M
A. Keahey of Canton; G. Norton
Keahey of Bluff Dale: six nieces
Mrs. Minnie Blanton, Fort Worth-
Mrs. Olivia Allen, Dallas; Mrs!
Lena Mullins, Mrs. Lora McNeill,
Canton; Mrs. Ernest Ryter, (Jon!
zales; Mrs. Hplen Browning, Win-
nsboro; two nephews. Dr. T. R.
Keahey and N. A. Keahey, Can-
Several friends from Dallas and
other sections. of the state accom-
panied the family to Stephenville
DAUGHTER IS BORN TO MR.,
MRS. PARRIS OF SHREVEPORT
Mrv and Mrs. J. O. Parris of
Shreveport, La., have announced
the birth «f a Gh pound daugh-
ter, whom they have named Mar-
tha. The 4>aby was born to them
Mondajr, May 22, at a Shreveport
nie Verne Cromwell, is the dau-
rs. Parris, formerly Miss Jen-
ghter of Dr. and Mrs. C. L. Crom-
well, 67(1 Lillian avenue. She was
reared in Stephenville and was
graduated from the Stephenville
High School and afterwards at-
tended John Tarleton College and
Baylor University. She took her de-
gree two years ago from Texas
Wesleyan College in Fort Worth.
Mr. Parris is employed as engin-
eer with an oil company in Shreve-
Home from Week’s Trip
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Keith returned
home last week from a week’s trip
to Houston, Galveston and _ Beau-
mont They were accompanied by
Mr. Keith’s mother and sister, Mrs.
Harve Keith and Mis« Betty Keith,
and Mrs. Bill Keith’s brother. Pat
Cook of Lipan. At Houston they
visited with Mrs. Harve Keith’s
daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and
Mrs. Johnny Stockton and at Beau-
mont were guests of Mrs. Bill
Keith’s brother and sister-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. Hollis Cook.
Office to Clone May 30
Texas State Employment Ser-
vice office wil be closed Tuesday,
May 80, in observance of Mem-
orial Day, according to an an-
nouncement made by Oscar Wil-
liams, employee of the local of-
fice, Wednesday. The office will be
closed all day.
Mrs. V. M. Cox, Sr„ Is
Honored by Daughter
Mrs. Joe E. Price entertained
wjth a prettily appointed lunch-
eon last Wednesday at her home,
303 West Tarleton, honoring her
mother, Mrs. V. M. Cox, Sr., of
The table held a bouquet of lark- Jago at the Stephenville Hospital,
is recovering nicely from the
spurs and cornflowers in a blue
Places were marked for Mmes
Cox, W. H. Hawkins, W. H. Crouse,
Bingham King, Ell* Montague,
Pearl Cage, Burts Johnson, Char-
les McDonald, Robert Stramler, H.
A. Mothershead, J. A. Williamson,
Jack Priee. '
The guests spent an hour after
lunch visiting with Mrs. Cox, for-
mer resident of Stephenville, who
was spending several -days here
with her daughter.
One Hundred Relatives
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Geeslin and
children spent last Saturday night
with, Mr. Geeslin’a mother, at
Caradan and attended a family
reunion Sunday at Goldthwaita,
honoring his grandmother, Mrs.
M. E. Queen, who is ninety-seven
years old. v
Mre. Queen, a daughter of
Tom Hamilton, was born
> Texas with
in Georgia but caipe to
Miss Opal Ballow, who has been
critically ill for several weeks at
the Stephenville Hospital, is im-
proving, it was reported Monday.
Miss Ballow is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Ballow.
Recovers From Illness
Jim Hplcom$ Jr., who underwent
an appendix operation two weeks
fects of Ms illness, having im-
proved to the extent that he was
able to come down town several
Justin Ityillismson of Saint Jo,
Mo., who was here on business
Thursday, visited for a few hours
with his mother. Mrs. J. A. Wil-
liamson. at her apartment at 995
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