Stephenville Empire-Tribune (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 69, No. 22, Ed. 1 Friday, May 26, 1939 Page: 7 of 12
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FRIDAY,WAY 26, 1989
THE STEPHENVILLE EMPIRE-TRIBUNE, STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS
TWO KINDRED I
Two hundred Masons,'represent-
ing 19 lodges in this surrounding
area,' met here Saturday night,
when two degrees were conferred
upon local members. Each of the
eight Erath county lodges was re-
presented at the meeting with the
exception of one at Olairette.
Many members of the Stephen-
ville Lodge No. 267 attended the
meeting, called especially to con-
fer the two degrees.
Twenty-four members of the Oak
Cliff Lodge in Dallas were present
and conferred one of the degrees,
while the Stephenville Lodge con-
ferred the other.
The Oak Cliff group arrived at 6
p. m. and were guests of the local
lodge at a dinner held at 6:80
p. m. at Hotel Long. Immediately
after the dinner all Masons went
to the lodge building for the meet-
This was the largest attendance
at a meeting of the Stephenville
Lodge in several years, it was re-
Church Of Christ
Job At Corsicana
T. B. Thompson, Church of
Christ minister here since last Sep-
tember 1, announced this week that
he had accepted a. position as
Church of Christ minister at Cor-
sicana, where he held a recent re-
Thompson and his family will
leave next Wednesday for Corsi-
cana, where they will be located in
the future. He succeeded Olin L.
Hicks as minister here, where he
and Mrs. Thompson and their dau-
ghter, Miss Edithlynn, have made
many friends during their short
Miss Thompson' attended John
Tarleton College during the te^m
just ended, and participated in
Mrs. Yound Attends
Funeral Of Cousin,
Mrs. Frank Holland
Mrs. Lee Young returned home
early this week from Dallas where
she was called on account of the
critical illness of her cousin, Mrs.
Pamelia Allen Holland, who died
at her home in that city in the
early hours of Wednesday morn-
ing, May 17; following a short ill-
Funeral services were held Wed-
nesday afternoon at the family
residence, 8705 Travis, with the
Rev. L. W. Thaxton officiating.
Burial was in Oakland cemetery.
Mrs. Holland, 78, was a native
Texan, and had been a resident of
Dallas for more than fifty years.
Born at Hockley, Harris county,
in 1861, the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph B. Allen who had
many church, student and,civic ac- _____ ___^ _______ ______
tivities. The family carries the best, come to Texas a few-years earlier
wishes of friends in and around from Tennessee, she was married
Stephenville with them to their '’-1—1 —•- ** TT-'*—-* —*■
new home end work.
FORMER ERATH RESIDENT
IS VISITING RELATIVES HERE
Mack Lee and two of his grand-
daughters, Dorothy Lee and Col-
ene Carmack of Tahoka are vis-
iting this week with his mother,
Mrs. Jasper Lee and his sisters
and brother, Mrs. Frank Poteet,
Mrs. E. E. Weathers, and John
Mr. Lee is a former resident of
Erath county, having lived for a
long number of years near Ste-
phenville and at Selden. His wife,
who died at Tahoka a few years
ago, was the former Miss Julia
Hatchett, daughter of the late
Mr. and Mrs. Hamp Hatchett, early
residents of the Selden community.
Here Frdm Kermit
J. R. McClure, former resident
of Stephenville, who recently mov-
ed to Kermit, is here visiting this
week with his daughters and sons-
in-law, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Single-
ton and Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Ham-
monds, and his son and daugl\ters-
in-law, Mr. and Mrs. James Mc-
WMS To Meet May 29
The W. M. S. will meet Monday,
May 29, at the church. The leader
for the May yearbook program is
Mrs. Koma Cherry. The scripture
reading will be given by Mrs. J.
A. Barekman. “Broadening the
Horizons of the Rural Commun-
ity” will be discussed by Mrs. Tom
Johnston, Mrs. S. P. Davis and
Mrs. Autis McMahan.
to Colonel Frank P. Holland at
Waxahachie in 1877, and moved to
Dallas in 1886. Colonel Holland,
founded of Farm & Ranch and
Holland’s Magazine, was widely
known in this section of the coun-
try. He founded his farm publica-
tion in Austin and when he moved
tq Dallas continued its publication
there. In 1905 he established Hol-
land’s Magazine. He was one of
Dallas’ early mayors and was ac-
tive in the founding of the State
Fair of Texas. He -served on its
board of directors for many years.
Mrs. Holland is survived by
three sons, Frank P. Holland, Jr.,
J. Porter Holland and Marsh W.
Holland, and a daughter, Mrs. J.
Culwells In Stephenville
Rev. and Mrs. S. L. Culwell of
Gatesville were in the city Tues-
day when Mrs. Culwell submitted
to a minor treatment of her eye.
Rev. Culwell reported that he was
happily situated in Gatesville where
he ia pastor of First Methodist
Church and that a big program
for the year was under way. The
church debt of $9,000 is being
liquidated and already more than
one-half the amount has been sub-
scribed. Rev. Culwell was pastor
of the local church for four years
and during that time endeared him-
self to hundreds of people in Ste-
phenville and Erath county.
House Wants $22.50 Per Capita
A state public school per capita
of $22.50 was approved in action
on a conference committee report
by the House Tuesday. If the bill
becomes law, passing the Senate
and the Governor, the Automatic
Tax Board will be required to levy
whatever property tax is neces-
sary to pay the $22.50 per capita
tax, a record figure excelling the
present $22 per capita apportion-
ment, which is the highest yet set
by the State of Texas.
Saw Son Graduate
J. F. Range, accompanied by his
son, Rhea, a nephew, Olen Range,
and by Sam Perkins, all of Justin,
were here Sunday to see Nolan
Range, and by Sam Perkins, all
of Justin, were here Sunday to
see Nolan Range, another son of
Mr. Range, receive his diploma at
commencement exercises held at
John Tarleton College. All were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. L. W.
Wilcox and son, Warren, who
formerly lived at Justin and were
close friends of the Range fam-
Return to Work Thursday
F. J. Kennedy and T. W. Henry,
who have been traveling for the
Stavis Oil Company of St Paul,
Minn., arrived in Stephenville sev-
eral days ago for * short visit
with their families, leaving again
Thursday morning for South Tex-
as. After working that section they
will go to New Mexico and from
there to California. Ray Beidle-
man, another employee of _ the
company, also has been here this
week to see his mother, Mrs. J.
E. Beidleman, at her home on
Six-Year Navy Enlistments
After July 1, all enlistments in
the United States Navy will be
for a period of six yearn, due to
rapid development of the Navy,
according to M. A. Legros, Cmm.
U.S.N., recruiter in charge of the
Fort Worth sub-station. Among
the latest enlistments was that of
G. R. Hughes, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Hughes, Dublin.
Arlington Editor Here
S. L. Perry, editor and publisher
of the Arlington Journal, came to
Stephenville Monday with a party
of Arlington people to attend the
farmers’ meeting held at Hotel
Long. Mr. Perry visited the Em-
pire-Tribune and his nephew, Paul
Zimmerman, employed there, while
in the city.
Been Staying with Mother
Mrs. M. M. Cox returned home
several days ago from Kempner
where she has beien staying for
the past five weeks with her moth-
er, Mrs. C. B. Trousdale, who has
been an invalid for two years fol-
lowing a stroke of paralysis.
Annual Awards of
To Re Presented
F. M, Stigler will present the
annual American Legion awards
today to the boy and girl in the
Junior High School who are se-
lected on a basis of five character-
istics in Which they proved out-
standing during the past school
year. j i
The presentation will be made
during the closing exercises of the
school, to be held at 3:8Q o’clock
this afternoon in the Senior High
School auditorium. A bronze medal
will be given to each of the two
This is an annual cuptom of the
American Legion, Stigler said, and
these awards are supposed to be
presented to students in every
school throughout the United
States at the close of each school
year. ' •
Return to Make Home Here
Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Blakeney,
former residents of this city, who
have been located for the past sev-
eral months at Harlingen in the
Rio Grande Valley, have returned
to Stephenville and will again
make their home here at their
residence on North Graham Street.
Mr. and Mrs. Blakeny have scores
of, friends here and will be given
a hearty welcome back to their
Senator Head at Salado
Senator J. Manley Head made
the graduation address at the Sa-
la,do High School Friday night of
last week when that school closed
operations for the year. A large
number of young men and young
women received diplomas.
Summer Hours To
Start Monday At
Mrs. V. H. Wallace, head librar-
ian at the Stephenville Public Li-
brary, announced this week that
Summer hours will begin-Monday.
May 29, when the library will‘$e:
open during the hours from 12:00
to 6:00 p. m. only.
Mrs. Wallace said she expected
to have some new books in soon,
especially for the children. The
library is keeping up to date in its
selection of new books, and a large
number of readers are taking ad-
vantage of the service daily.
Patrons are requested to observe
the change in hours, Mrs. Wallace
said, due to the opening of the
Student Breaks Leg
Kyle Crdwley. John Tarleton
College student, fell and broke his
leg shortly after noon Sunday, it
was reported, but was able to at-
tend, on crutches, and as a spec-
tator, the military review held in
the afternoon as the final event on
the closing day’s program for the
graduating class of the college.
Mrs. Steve Keith in City
Mrs. Steve Keith of Nimrod vis-
ited for several days last week as
a guest of her sisters-in-law, Mrs.
J. H. Boyd, at her home at 840
West Long, and Mrs. Frank Ham
at* the home of Mrs. Ham’s daugh-
ter, Mrs Ed Patton on West Tar-
leton. Mrs. Keith is well known
in Stephenville and throughout
Erath county, having lived here
for a long number of years. She
and her husband, the late Steve
E. Keith, moved from Stephenville
to Nimrod near Cisco about eight
Save money on your furniture
purchases by coming to Higgin-
botham Bros. & Company in Ste-
phenville. And see what you get.
Our stock is large, we sell on easy
terms and take pleasure in helping
you to work out your plans for the
Those With Rooms
For Girls Urged To
So many inquiries are being re-
ceived from girls who want to
light housekeep Dean J. Thomas
Davis said Wednesday, that It is
expected that there will be a heavy
demand for such facilities during
the Summer and Fall and Winter
Stephenville residents having
such facilities for girls are re-
quested to list their homes with G.
O. Ferguson, associate dean, at
their earliest convenience, since
many students will be coming in
soon for the beginning of the
Summer term, which starts Mon-
day, June 5.
Prospective students, in many
cases, feel that they cannot afford
to stay in dormitories while at-
tending college. In order to help
them get an education, Dean Davis
and other Tarleton officials are co-
operating in an effort to find ade-
quate light housekeeping facilities
for those desiring such and ask
that local residents respond in
placing their names on Dean For
gudon’s list immediately.
Mrs. Lucille Wilkins and small
son, C. A. Jr., of Colorado City
are here for a visit with her moth-
er, Mrs. John W. Gray, at the
family home, 880 West McNeill.
to her home in Harlingen after an
extended visit with her son and
daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. J.
Our furniture department is one
of the largest in this territory,
and we sell on easy terms and
have the merchandise right on our
floors to show you before you de-
cide to buy. Let us figure with you
on whatever you need in furniture.
For Junior High at
3:30 ofClock Today
Eighth grade promotion exercis-
es for Junior High School students
will be held this afternoon at 8:80
o’clock at the Senior High School
auditorium, H. S. Creswell, prin-
cipal, announced Wednesday.
Louise Savage will play the pro-
cessional, Sybil Wolfe will give
the invocation, Doris McDonald
will play a piano solo, and F. M.
Stigler will present the American
Legion annual citizenship awards
to the boy and girl selected for
Principal Creswell will present
the members of the class. Collin B.
Jones, principal at Senior High
School, will deliver the acceptance
speech and J. E. Burnett, super-
intendent of the Stephenville pub-
lic school system, will award the
Eunice Smith will present a
piano solo, followed by the class
song‘by the glee club, directed bp
Miss Ina Hutchinson. J. B. Gar-
rett will pronounce the benediction
and the recessional will be played
by Rachel and Margaret Hender-
Visiting In Lubbock
John Ben Rumph, son of Mr. and
Mrs. F. M. Rumph of Cedar Point,
accompanied his aunt and cousin,
Mrs. J. H. Milling, and Miss Lillian
Mae Milling of Strawn, to Lubbock
last week for a visit with another
aunt, Mrs. jGeOrge Barton, with
whom they will spend several
days. ~7*~ —--*1-
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Varied Weather Conditions
Rainfall totaling 1.50 inches was
received in Stephenville during the
past wftek, accompanied by a se-
vere electrical storm that damaged
several local homes. Nobody was
injured, however. This precipita-
tion was followed by two days of
intense heat, for this time of year.
LOOK LOVLIER THAN
EVER . . .
—Capitalise on your personal
charm with a youthful hair-
dress . . , soft, flattering
curls, wtivee deftly arranged
by Henry’a expert beauti-
cians will transform your
present hair style Into one
best fitting your beauty.
HENRY’S BEAUTY SALON
FOR LIMITED TIME only
cials on permanents. $3. Cl
nole oil wave only $1.00. Rin|_
push-up regular $3 wave for $2.
Guaranteed. Mrs. Floyd Tubbs,
1055 W. Vanderbilt, Phone 226.
a XTXTrvTTXTnnimxrm POULTRY MEN—Rid your p
ANNOUNCEMENT try^jouse of mites, fleas, blue bi
SLEEPING SICKNESS (Encep-
halomyelitis) Vaccine now avail-
able at Everybody’s Veterinary
Drug Store, Stephenville, Texas,
75c per dose. Also Marney’s Con-
centrate for sheep and goats to
rid them of nodulos tape, hook
and stomach worms, penny per
dose. Have all kinds of poultry
and black leg and hemorrhogic
septicemia mixed bacterin. Have
hypodermic syringe at wholesale
price. Come to see us with your
stock and poultry troubles.—Dr. J.
F. TUBBS, Phone 67.
FOR SALE—Well located filling
station and grocery in Stephen-
ville. Priced to sell. Call at Em-
FOR SALE—Fox terrier puppy,
8 months old, male. Nicely marked,
small size. Mother is 6-pound toy
fox terrier. $6.00. — Mrs, Chas.
We prescribe FIRST QUALITY
lenses except when the cheaper
ones are requested.—Dr. R. W. H.
Hamilton, Optometrist, Stephen-
YOUR HOME can look only 'as
well as its paint You’ll find Sher-
win-Williams Paints the lowest
cost highest" value, home health
insurance. Take out a paint pol-.
icy at Higginbotham Bros. A Co.
Ask us about the Sherwin-Wil-
liams Budget Payment Plan.
POULTRY MEN—Rid your poul-
ol. For sale at Higinbotham Bros.
& Co. Lumber Yard.
HOUSE PAINT—Highest quality
looks better, lasts longer.—Hig-
ginbotham Bros. & Co., phone 94.
HURRY 1 HURRY 1 My supply of
ticking is getting low. While it
lasts, I will renovate your mat-
tress and furnish tick for $2.25.—
Summers Mattress Factory, phone
FIRST OF SUMMER VALUES . .
4 piece 97 rn
MOSER FURNITURE STORE
CALL AT ONCE FOR
The Season Will Soon Be Over
STEPHENVILLE PRODUCE CO.
W. R. Hancock
FREE — A bushel of groeerie*.
Drawing 10:00 a. m. Saturday. No
purchase required.—Grant’s Gro-
cery and Market, 505 Clinton Ave.
“You. can always park at Grant's."
YOUR business always appreciat-
ed.—City Barber Shop. Air con-
ditioned. — F. H. Landress, R. E.
Cole, O. E. Howell, barbers.
Waa in Hospital
Mrs. Fred Keith, who was ser-
iously ill and under treatment at
the Stephenville Hospital last week
is improving and will likely be
entirely recovered from the effects
of her illness within the next few
days. Mrs. Keith has been in ill
health for the past several months.
She was formerly, Miss Myrt Pat-
Visit in Waco
Mrs. S. E. Pilgrim and son, Har-
old, and Mrs. Mattie Sturdivant
returned home last Monday from
Waco where they spent Mother's
Day with relatives, Mrs. Pilgrim
and son visiting with her parents,
Mr and Mrs. Will Wilson, and
Mrs. Sturdivant with her daugh-
ter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
Enlists in Navy
Included among the six enlist-
mentd in the United Steteg Navy
reported recently at the Ft. Worth
recruiting station was that of G.
R. Hughes of Dublin. He, with the
other five, entrained for San Diego,
i California, whare they will under-
go a 12-week training period be-
Recuperatinff at Her Home
Mrs. A. J. Doyle is recuperating
at her home, 704 West College
street, from the effects of a recent
attack of pneumonia. Mrs. Doyle
was seriously 111 for several weeks
ana was under the constant care of
a doctor and nurse during the
Return* to Sweetwater
Mrs. Garland Vinson has re-
turned to her home in Sweetwater
after spending Mother** Day holi-
days with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. T. T. Oliver, at the family
home on West Long street.
Is Visiting Parents
Mrs. H. D. Banister of Galves-
ton arrived here last week to spend'
Mother’s Day with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Wise, remain-
f«. to Utelr .hip.. te&J.
W.M.8. Meets at Church Mrs. Banister was formerly Miss
W.M S. Moris «t ( hurrh ■■■
The W. M. S. met last Monday Constance Wise,
afternoon at the First Methodist
Church. Mrs. Paul Zimmerman,
leader for the afternoon, gave the
devotional. 11 New RealiEntion of
Democracy” was the topic discuss
W. B. Russell, county school su-
perintendent, stated Thursday that
five rural schools of Erath county
had completed standardization
tests, and that all had passed his
office and the district deputy su-
perintendent’s officer, at Brown-
Schools meeting these require-
ments are Bluff Dale, Duffau,
Purves, Johnsville and Highland.
Supt Russell informed that High-
land will receive its permanent
standardization certificate, since
this will make the third consecu-
tive year that it haa passed the
i Purves and Johnsville schools
will close their terms today, and
these are the last of the rural
schools in the county to conclude
1938-89 terms, it waa stated. Bun-
yan waa to have closed this week-
end, but students were dismissed
a week early because of the death
of tha principal’* wife, Mrs
FOR RENT >
FOR RENT—About May 18 or 20,
furnished room for light house-
keeping. Couple preferred. Mrs.
Frank Poteet, 1103 W. Sloan St.
FOR RENT—Two 5-room modern
residences. One on Jones street
and the other on Long street.—W.
P. Pittman at Pittman’a Lumber
FOR RENT — Seven-room house
or two apartment*.—840 W. Long,
FOR RENT—Three room unfur-
nished apartment, reasonable rent,
close in. Vacant June 1.—696 W.
FOR JtENT—Furnished house for
June, July and August. AH modern
conveniences.—Mrs. E. T. Chand-
ler, 1166 Jonea St.,-phone 64.
When You Want Ii
W here* You W.inl 11,
rfHINK of the work a
1 MY EH
FOR SALE—All metal LaCrosse
refrigerator, 100 lb. ice capacity
with plenty of storage space for
foods.—See Lillie Clift, West City
FOR SALE at a bargain, 1934
Chevrolet Sport Sedan. Can see
this car at Burkett Helpy Selfy
Laundry on Graham street.
STOCKMEN, SAVE! By using
our Red Steer Screw Worm Killer
and our New Bone-Oxide Fly Re-
pellent. Guaranteed to kiii worms
quicker and keep flies off longer
and costs from 25% to 60% less
than other brands.—Service Drug
FOR SALE—Two 4-room houses,
one 5-room house, to be moved.—
E, A. Ringold, Ranger, Texas.
BARGAIN SMALL PIANOS —
We .have a small student upright
and a lovely Spinet piatno, slightly
used, but like new. Wonderful op-
portunity for someone, in this lo-
cality to secure a bargain. Your
present piano taken in trade. Easy
terms. — Write Brooks Mays A
Company, Dallas, Texas.
WILL TRADE Fort Worth dwell-
ing and business property for good
farm of about 800 acre*. City
property will bring 10% on $4,800
investment. Will pay cash differ-
ence if necessary.—Write Box 124,
WANTED—Vegetables to can on
the shares. I hAve moved to Bryan
street, just west of the Latham
residence.—Myrtle V. Perry.
WANTED — One section or two
sections bordering on river front.
Will pay cash. I have 160 acres six
miles of Lubbock, well improved,
acres or a section. — Holt
clear of debt, to exchar
Company, 1106 Texas Avenue,
Fl/ty w ibtr cattl* to putiri. Gtol
eraas and water. Mlk .ootkwwt St
W. C. SELLMAN
J. W. BIGGS
WHEN YOU HAVE
Cream and Poultry
Danced your Bolra
We’ll replace them
ming water ior
jld uses! Whom
MYERS Water System
will save rou sssry day t» tbs
yssr. Fresh, running water for
windows, fire fii
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you areas it end «sbsrs yam
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Ate eased* fra
t New Huh Beautician
Miss Margaret Porter, daughter
of A. L. Porter, haa returned from
ed bv Mr*. T. C. Elkin*, Mrs. Autis
McMahan, and Mrs. Hugh
Cleakey. The Bulletin waa
by Mrs. W. K. Chairy.
Isbell’s University of Beauty Cul-
ture In Fort Worth where ahe has
Me- just completed a course in beauty
given culture, to assume a position at the
Hub Beauty Shop.
W. F. HOOKER
• TINNER >■
PHONE 490 FBONTE*- 52
Binder Repairs, Twine and
1 Used Farmall Tractor
1 Used McCormick - Deering
1 Used 6-Foot John Deere
1 Used Mower '
Refrigerators, Washers and
Shannon Supply Co.
Jkeroaa Street from Cheese Plant
To Conoco Bummer Grade Motor
Jim and Sid’s PJace
WE SELL ALL BINDS OF FEEDS.
Tour Windows For Spring
With Venetian Blinds.
Woodwork ft Furniture Shop
Jimmie Smith Phone It*
Bee demontrator pump at B. B.
Office. Tor f -rther information
The person whose name la hid-
den among the classified ads ia
invited to call at the Empire-Trib-
une office for two complimentary
tickets to see any of the following
shows as guest of the Majestic
Theatre and the Ad-T
i and the Ad-Taker: Friday,
, “The Hardys Ride High’1;
ly, "The Three Musket-
eers”; Sunday and Monday, “Dark
Victory"; Tuesday and Wednes-
day, "Confessions of a Nasi 8py”;
Thursday, "Love Affair”.
DAY OR NIGHT
Garage and Body Shop
ru A NEGATIVE
— at —
SW Corner flg.
REAL ESTATE &
StspksnvUU Stats Bank Bldg.
Etectria Ktetmter fcnlw sr u»
•thw (Uetrl. or radio mte.
lUh tea. All rat Mb
L. H. VAUGHAN
KODAK 5£T SSr'EEi
STAMP FICTU EE* Mo DOZEN
WBfiT BIDE SQUARE
Why Buffer from the Heat when
yen can firing cool Colorado into
your home with a new— V
Heat Door to Palgce Theatre
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