Breckenridge American (Breckenridge, Tex.), Vol. 30, No. 19, Ed. 1 Sunday, January 22, 1950 Page: 3 of 6
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8TOPAT. JAU a Ma-MCnWM. AMMCAN-. garden
Fine Arts Club Members Told of Art
Of Ceramics In Texas At Meet Thurs.
^ P««e Arte Club met at the
Mm. Vernon O. Marshall
tmmnamy afternoon, with Mrs.
Inuuine Loudder and Viigil Rans-
Otll w hostesses. The president,
Marshall, appointed Mrs. M.
J£~?r as chairman of planning
* ®*v'd Gouin Memorial pn^rani.
Tile program, under the direction
tf Mifj. Cain Kirk, chairman, >p-
r2f?_Jrith tht> 8inK'nK ,,f the hymn,
Wlghtest and Best of the Sons
of the Morning." Subject of the
irogram was "Ceramic Art in
Mrs. Charles Urosvclog* gave a
He's a fine fellow
end probably the only
husband you have right
now, so be nice to him.
Instead of being arbi-
trary in the matter,
you might give him his
choice of doing the
washing himself o r
calling Main 104) and
having us do it.
history of ceramics in Texas, tell-
ing of the Myers Brothers, Frank
and Uus, who operate a ceramic
plant at Atasca, near San Antonio
from which products are shipped all
over the United States. In 1887.
the pl;,nt was founded by their
father and grandfather who had
just come over from Germany. The
ceramic plant is believed to be the
oldest in Texas that is owned and
operated by the same family.
A skilled worker at the plant
can turn out 600 small ceramic
articles by hand each day, a ma-
chine can turn out a day.
Mrs. H. E. Yates told of pres-
ent day work in ceramics in our
own locality, and showed a number
of pieces made here last November
in a ceramic class at the Little
House taught by Mrs. E. M. Knox
of Graham. Among these were a
wishing well, by Mrs. John Ball,
made of county clay, a large can-
dy jar. ear screws and other jewel-
ry, demi-tasse cups, glazed in dif-
ferent colors. She also told of
plants in Eastland and Graham.
Mrs. Virgil Ransdell gave a vo-
cal selection of "Serenade" by
Following the program, refresh-
ments of dainty sandwiches, olives,
sand tarts, and spiced tea were
served to twenty-two members
present. The next meeting will be
held February 2 with Mrs. O. L.
The Homemakers Sunday School
class held a business meeting at
the home of Mrs. A. E. Durkee
Thursday afternoon. Following
the business, a social was held
honoring Mrs. Durkee, who is
leaving soon. A devotional on
"Prayer," was given by Mrs. J. &
C rutchf ield.
Refreshments were served to
twelve members present.
The University of Illinois college
I of Agriculture is carrying on about
225 separate research projects.
Club To Join
The Breckenridge Garden Club
met Friday morning at the home
of Mrs. Walter Clegg. Mrs. A. C.
Andrews presided over the busi-
ness meeting, in which members
decided that the club would join
the Woman's Club.
A beautiful arrangement of
purple and yellow iris and forsy
thian grenery decorating the table
was made by Mrs. O. L. Alexan-
Mrs. H. S. Beeler discussed
"Trees Adapted to Our Vicinity,'
mentioning especially the syca-
more tree which flourishes in this
area. "Rose Culture," was discus-
sed by Mrs. T. C. Kelley, and Mrs.
C. M. Giles talked on "Nut Trees
for Food and Shade." The pro-
gram was introduced by the chair-
man, Mrs. Jack Deere.
The door prize, donated by
Breckenridge Floral Company was
by Mrs. M. P. Kiker.
Refreshments were served tosii
Club Discuss The
Making of Dresden
The Harpersville Home Demon-
stration club met at the home of
Mrs. Ray Yarbrough Thursday af-
ternoon at o'clock. The presi-
dent, Mrs. Clifford Hart, presided
over the meeting, and appointed
standing committees. Announce-
ment was made of a leather tool-
ing training course to' be held in
the office of the county home de-
monstration agent at the court-
house, January 25 and 2tt.
The group discussed undertak-
ing the making of American dres-
den during their open meetings.
Mrs. Bill Chaney was appointed to
the membership committee, Mrs.
J. E. Tomlin, finance, Mrs. Ray
Yarbrough, recreation, and Mrs.
Paul Roberts, special program.
Mrs. Jean Rushing, county HD
agent, gave a demonstration on
pattern fitting and alterations.
Refreshments were served to
Mmes. J. W. Johnson, Gilbert Gen-
Gunsighf HD Club
Vote New Project
Of Leather Tooling
The regular meeting of the Gun-
sight Home Demonstration Club
was held Thursday at the Com-
munity Center. The meeting was
brought to order by Mrs. A. R.
Knight, followed by a unison read-
ing of the club creed and prayer.
Mrs. D. O. Thorpe, secretary-
treasurer, gave a financial report
for the year ending 1949. A card
of thanks for the donation by the
club to the building fund of the
Cemetery Association was read.
Mrs. S. D. Broyles gave a report
on the families helped by the club
Mrs. H. G. Dye was elected club
clothing demonstrator, and Mrs.
D. O. Thorpe, club food demon-
strator. The group voted to study
leathercraft for their next project.
Following the business meeting,
Mmes. S. D. Broyles and R. L
Loudder served as hostesses for
the afternoon. Refreshments were
Jaxie Short Fetes
Member At House
The Jaxie Short Circle honored
Mrs. Virginia Kennedy with a sur-
prise house warming at her new
no me Friday morning. Many use-
ful gifts were received by the hon-
Refreshments were served to
try, Clifford Hart, C. C. Keith,
Delmu Gentry, Bill Chaney, Wake
Peeks, Paul Roberts, Bill Adams,
C. J. High, Cecil*Brown, Ray Sog-
ers, Carl Stewart, J. E. Tomlin,
Leroy Rushing, and Misses Irene
and Lorene McClenny.
Lots of Miles tt Savings in Our
Large Stock. See Them Today!
Tire & Supply
21! W. Walker-
served to Mmes. A. R. Knight, A.
J. Knight, Tobe Boles, D. O. Thor-
pe, H. G. Dye, and the hostesses.
Mmes. Doris Ball, Eunice Friday,
Jerry Walker, MArie Bandy, Mur-
iel Lethcoe, Winona Dill, Eliza-
beth Overton, Mae Wilson, Sybil
Speer, Evelyn Railsback, one visi-
tor. Mrs. Judy Hood, the honoree,
and thirteen children.
HILLSDALE, Mich. Four-
year-old Charles Keefer, threaten-
ed with a haircut, locked himself
up in the family car. Parental
threats had no effect. But when
his brother, Robert, Jr. suggested
a snowball fight, out came Charles.
NO MATTER HOW LOW THK
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(By UNITED PRESS)
Stocks Steady in moderate trad-
Curb stocks irregular.
Midwest stocks irregular.
Coton futures higher.
Grains in Chicago: wheat, corn,
rye and soy bean futures
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DR. F. C. BLAKE, CHIROPRACTOR
IF HEALTH IS A PROBLEM, GIVE US
200 W. Elm SI. Phone 853 For Appointment
Manning Oil Company
Manning Oil Co. Moves Drilling
Operations Headquarters Here
Office Enlarged To
Operate Six Strings
KVYER mm FOR 4,000
Am Ome SfunU 7dm
Fred M. Maiming and his associates have wiittea o9
history with their work in the West Central ail fields,
especially in the Manning-O'Connor field ami the
Throckmorton field. The employees of the
Company have already established themselves i
citizens of oar community. For these reasons,
gratified to re-print here an article which first;
ed in the Janaary 18th issae of the BRECKENRIDGE
AMERICAN reporting the location at the Texas I
quarters for the drilling pptratf—a of this fine
pony. Breckenridge and Stephens Coanty
them to jaan with
Is Are let
Jan. 18. —The
into Worker^ union
a nationwide strike
other welfare de-
x was served 14
the UAW turned
on a Chrysler offer
ns under a new five
imilar to that grant-
ers last September,
able," by Norman
tional UAW Chrys-
vnv Hupv jrvv
reeling or non-eco-
>ns of the contract
eniority and other
long overdue," he
pension offer would
next Aug. 1. The
it running for five
ily wage subject to
proposal did not in-
f Chrysler into a re-
hers do not propose
ague promise to pay
r want a foot proof
e money in accumu-
st," Matthew declar-
On the heels of the T-P Coal & i
Oil Company announcing the mov- j
ing of its headquarters here, j
comes announcement today that!
Fred M. Manning Inc., is estab- j
lishing its drilling headquarters,
J. D. Sandefer Jr. stated today [
that Ray Dilger, vice-president of
Manning, in charge of production
at the oil proration hearing in
Houston yesterday announced that
the headijuxt iters have been moved
here, six strings of tools to oper-
ate out of Breckenridge.
A visit to the local office in the
Hilgenberg building, over Anth-
ony's today disclosed the opera-
tion getting under way here, an
innovation being a teletype mach-
ine that sends and receives news
of the company's operations, con-
nected with the entire system.
Operating this teletype was
■Max Davies in charge of the of-
fice, who comes from Worland,
Wyoming, his wife to join him
here after school is out, Joe
Christesson, drilling superinten-
The drilling headquarters are
being moved here from Casper,
Wyoming. The six strings of tools
now operating, pert on contract
are three in Scurry county, one
r each in Runnels, Sterling and
In the change Burton Veteto has -
just been moved from Runnels
county, Christessen said, his fam-
ily consisting of himself and his
wife. Clarence Ferrero, scout and
contact man, goes to Midland.
Ed Gerhardt is in charge of pro-
duction and has three men under
Manning has over 200 wells in
Stephens and Throckmorton conn-
ties, and around Wicfcta Fails.
Manning is the pioneer of the.
latter day production of oil in
so objected to Chry-
to administer the
rm. Matthews said „ —
old fight for equal Etff|||A|> Em TA
on an adnunistra- ■OBBSB*i om bop
To Bring Colder
(By UNITED PRESS)
The Panhandle and North and
West Texas caught a "sleeper"
norther (as they say in football)
last night and this morning it was
kicking temperatures downward
at a rapid pace.
Temperatures dropped well he-
low freezing in the Panhandle
during the night and the norther
was slicing into North Central
Texas at mid-morning.
The Dallas weather bureau said
the cold front was located yester-
day in the Kansas-Colorado area
but appeared stationary.. sort of
like an end on a spread play in
football. However, a low pressure
area in Arkansas acted as a driver
and the norther shot into Texa^
Dalhart and Amarillo had over-
night lows of 15 degrees, Claren-
don 18, Childress 22 and Wichita
Falls 32. But at a.m., it was
still a chill 15 at Amarillo and at
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Hall, C. M. Breckenridge American (Breckenridge, Tex.), Vol. 30, No. 19, Ed. 1 Sunday, January 22, 1950, newspaper, January 22, 1950; Breckenridge, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth133653/m1/3/: accessed May 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Breckenridge Public Library.