Breckenridge American (Breckenridge, Tex.), Vol. 35, No. 31, Ed. 1 Sunday, February 13, 1955 Page: 3 of 8
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Read Sat. In Dallas
Amid a candlelight setting Miss pearls. The bride's crescent-shaped
■ Kliwibfeth Maxwell became' bouquet was centered with
bride oi James I'ettigrew May- chid.
er ol Dallas at the Perkins C'hapel
Southern Methodist University
Dallas at "• p. m. Saturday, Feb-
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
and Mis. K R. Maxwell ®£ Breck-i
enrklire and the bridegroom is the
.>011 of Mr. arid Mrs. Walter S.
Mayer of Alta Loma, Texas.
I he Rev. Lt-Ro-y Massengale read
the double ring ceremony before
an altar accented with baskets of
white gladoli and candelabra en-
tvvined v ith trreeiiery holding white
tapers Dr. Fred D. Gealy, organ-
1st., played pre nuptial music and
the traditional wedding marches.
Attendants Wear Pink
Mrs. Winfred C. Leach of Am
ariilo \v;is matron of honor and
bridesmaids were Mrs Bob Over-
ton to' Marfa and Miss Betty Flip-
pin of Houston. They wore identi-
cal dresses of pale axelea pink taf-
! eta made wait* length and feat-
ured tucked bodices. Their head-
pieces were bandt-aus of matching
asselea velvet and their sandals
were of matching satin. Each car-
ried a crescent shaped bouquet of
Walter Scott Mayer, father of
the bridegroom, was best man for
the ceremony and ushers and
v;r-Himsmen v ei> H. C. Mayer of
Ausarillo, brother of the bride
!-T'iom, and C. L. Massengale of
Entering with her father, the
Itridr wore a dress of nale blush
pink French tulle over silk taffeta.
The figurine bodice was frosted
with alecon face and the portrait
neckline was filled with pleated
tulle and edged with hand run re
embroidered alecon lace. Layers of
misty tulle over taffeta composed
the raltz length skirt.
Th« 11 ride wdre matching tulle
gauntlets and her fingertip veil of
imported blush pink was caught
up nt" a Juliet cap edged with
pleated tulle and sprinkled with
Sarah Robinson Erwin Chapter
of the D. A. U. met in the home
of Mrs. J. R. Totbert, February 10,
with thy regent Mrs. J. L. Machen,
Mrs. D. T. Bowles opened the
neetinu by leading the group in
repeating the "Lord's l'rayer" fol-
lowed by the pledge to the flag and
tin American Crted.
During the business session offi-
cers for the ensuing two years
were elected with Mrs. J. L. Ma-
cht n K -elccted as chapter regent.
Olh<-r officers named are Mrs.
D. T. Bowles, vice regent; Mrs.
lt.iv KelU-y. chapiin; Mrs. Scott
Mart, historian and librarian; Mrs.
Fugene Tipton, recording and cor-
respond ng wcretajr; Mrs. J. R. 1 . .
"i olb rt. treasurer; Mrs. Ernest j f ast
Maxwell, registrar: Mrs. B. H.!
Trammel!, parliamentarian. j
Mrs. Fugene Tipton was named)";.
delegate to the State Confer-
ence to be held March 7-10 in
Houston at the Rice Hotel. Altern-
ate.-- were Mated as Mnies. J. R.
Tolberf, B. H. Trammell, Roy Kel-
ley, Scott W. Hait. Paul Williams,
M. 1 . Kiker, D. T. Bowles, How-
aid Swanson, t". W. Wulfjen, J.
I.. Jackson of Ranger.
Also chosen during the meeting
were delegates to the Continental
Congress to be held April 18-22 in
"Washington D. C. Mrs. P. C. Long
, .f Ranger was named as delegate
with Mrs. Scott W. Hart as altern-
Following the ceremony a recep-
tion was held at 342*1 Southwest-
ern Street in Dallas. The dining
table was laid with a cloth of white
satin and centered with a silver and
crystal epergne containing an as-
sortment of white flowers flanked
with silver candelabra.
The four tiered wedding cake
was accented with sugar spun pale
pink roses and lily of the valley
and served with frosted punch.
Miss Jean Toomey of Dallas pre-
sided at the guest register.
Members of the houseparty in-
cluded Mrs. E. J. Toomev, Miss
Jean Toomey, both of Dalas, Mrs.
H. C. Mayer of Amarillo, Mrs. E.
P. Maxwell of College Station.
Mrs. C. L. Massengale and Mrs.
LeRoy Massengale, both of Dallas,
Mrs. R. H. Tomkins of Corpus
Christi, Mrs. R. G. Mood Jr. of
Wichita, Kansas; Mrs. W. R.
Chiles. Mrs. Mona Lee Cluck and
Miss Mary Hallauer. all of Fort
Worth, Miss Lois Jordan of Weath-
erford. Mrs. Leota Larirent, Misses
Janet Hanrahan, Jill Wilson* Muf-
fett Webb, Barbara Tinslev. all of
Also included in the houseparty
from Breckenridge were Mrs. Jess
Pipkin, Mrs. Counts Ray, Mrs. John
F. Bailey, Mi si Billie Ratliff, Mrs.
.Veil Cates, Mrs. R. H. Guinn, Mrs.
Harold Thomas, Mrs. Mac Smith,
Mrs. W. M. Emmons. Mrs. D. T.
Bowles, Mrs. Haskell Key. Mrs. R.
H. Hallauer. Mrs. B. H. Trammell,
Mrs. Ne<l Mabery and Mrs. Cecil
When Mr. and Mrs. Mayer left
on a wedding trip to Miami, Flor-
ida. the bride wore a gray suit with
pink accessories and an orchil cor-
sage The couple will be at home
at 3119 Rosedale in Dallas.
^ The bride is a 1954 graduate of
SMU where she was treasurer of
the Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She
is also a graduate of Breckenridge
High School. The bridegroom
graduated from Ball High School
in Galveston, the New Mexico In-
stitute in Roswell. New Mexico,
and SMU in 1951. While in SMU
he was a member of thj> Lamba Chi
Alpha fraternity and in 1952-53
served in the Air Force and was
stationed in Greenville, South
itai. 13, t! ii—
calendar j Annual Sweetheart
Banquet Held Thurs.
U. D. C. Chapter is to meet in
the home of Mrs. H. B. Furr at
312 West Lindsey at 4 p. m. for a
regular meeting. Members are ask-
ed to remember that dues are to
be paid at the meting.
Woman's Club mfnbers and their
husbands are to hear Miss Helen
Poe. noted lecturer and reviewer of
Dallas, present • program beginn-
ing at 7:30 p. m. at the Brecken-
ridge Woman's Club. Miss Poe is
to speak on the topic "Alt Ameri-
cans Are Rich."
Wednesday Study Club is to
meet at 3:45 p. m. for a regular
meeting with Mrs. R. G. Camp and
Mrs. L. D. Tucker listed as b |
in charge of the program.
Gold Star Mothers are to meet
at the V. F. W. Post for a regular
meeting at 2:30 p. m.
MRS! JAMES PETTIGREW MAYER
Announcement was made that
the local chapter has been invited
by the State Regent Mrs. Loretta
if. Thomas attend the dedica-
tion of the monument of George
Washington on the campus of Tex-
as University on Sunday. February
During the program period Mrs.
Eugene Tipton presented an ar-
ticle on world government from the
i>. A. R. magazine warning D. A.
I:, members that world govern-
ment i.« possible under the consti-
Members of the Breckenridge
Unit of Pro America met at the
Forum on Wednesday morning at
10 a. 111. to hear Miss Louise Thick-
er review "Story Of The 'Bricker'
Amendment" by FranlrE. Hohnan,
American Bar As-
This story is a narrative, to date,
the great nation-wide move-
ment to protect American rights
and the American form of govern-
ment against the dangers of
"treaty law." The issue involved in
this Amendment is one which
faces America today, greater than
tadces or inflation or even Com-
munist infiltration. It is the same
issue as was involved in the fight
for the original Bill of Rights. The
proposed Amendment is a Bill of
Rights against an uncontrolled
The fight for an adequate Con-
stitutional Amendment must go on,
the speaker stated.
tution as it now stands and that
1955 is the year for the revise-
ment of the United Nations Char-
Mrs. Scott Hart gave a Teport
on the American Indians now liv-
ing at Livingston, Texas.
The hostess, Mrs. Tolbert, serv-
ed hot coffee and nut bread as
the guests arrived and followed the
meeting took the group to York's
for a luncheon.
Local Attorney, D. T. Bowles, Is Speaker
For Home And Garden Club Friday
W A. POftTfft. «MMI *0*0§9t
Bank of Amtrica Building
OUNDME 4, CALIFORNIA
\MgSJ:$,L'ARGEST CHAIN OF MEDIU V pricer
Members of the Home and Gar-
den Club met Friday morning at
the American Legion Hall with
Mrs. Clifton Curry, Mrs. Bill
Hudson and Mrs. Herbert McCorkle
Breckenridge attorney, D. T.
Bowles wko raises roses as a hob-
by, was guest speaker for the meet-
ing, conducting a lecture and ques-
tion period on the listings of roses
which grow well in this area.
On arrival members were serv-
ed coffee and rolls by the hostesses
for the day.
Mr. Bowles told the group that
assuming the local gardener gives
the rose area treatment to make
the soil more acid, and gives the
roses proper dusting and care there
are several common varieties of
roses which grow well in this area.
Among those suggested Mr, Bowles
pointed out the following:
Crimson Glory, with the best
fragrance ever developed in a red
rose; Red Talisman, which has a
frail bush, but a lovely flower;
Poinsettia Red and Etoile de Hol-
land, a deep red begin the list.
Pink roses recommended by Mr.
Bowles are: Better Times, Numa
Fay, a silvery pink, very sturdy
rose; Editor McFarland, Pink
Briarcliff and The Doctor, a big
lovely rose which will give some
The courthouse corner holds a
McGredy's Ivory, the first white
, rose mentioned. V. K. A. and White
Briarcliff are the other two sug-
gested. Yellow roses recommended
for this climate were Eclipse, Mc-
Gredy's Yellow and Golden Dawn.
In the Multicolor class, Mr.
Bowles listed Condesa de Sastago,
as on the courthouse area, Du-
quesa de Peneranda and Alor.
Patent roses, the more recent
developments which sell for a high-
er, price and do well here are:
Charlotte Armstrong, a red; Noc-
turnal, a deep red; Chrysler Im-
perial, Detroiter and New Yorker,
all reds. Two pink roses are the
Mary Margaret McBride and the
Katherine T. Marshall.
In yellow patent roses, the Fred
Howard, an improvement on Peace,
is yellow etched in pink. Tawny
Gold, Sutter's Gold, Golden Septure
and Golden Masterpiece have done
well for the Bowles rose garden.
Rex Anderson and White Swan
are two white roses mentioned as
suitable for the area.
Tafeta, a red rose on a long
slender stem, which is breath,tak-
ingly beautiful is a big favorite
with Mr. Bowles. The Helen Trou-
ble, which produces few roses each
year, is considered a treasure in
"the Bowies garden. The roses of
the Helen Trouble are iridescent
pink in the spring, salmon colored
in the summer and pink in the
"Good rose bushes come from
good starts," acording to the
speaker, and cautioned the club
members that the purchase of
cheap cuttings would result in poor
roses. In closing Mr. Bowles men-
tioned that yard roses are becom-
ing more popular every year and
strongly recommended that the
club members try some of these
fioribunda: Vogue, a red; Yellow
Goldilocks, Fashion; a salmon col-
ored rose; Ma Perkins, a pink and
Glacier, an outstanding white.
Plans are under way for the
March Flower Show of the Home
and Garden Club, under the gen-
eral chairmanship of Mrs. Howard
Swanson. Mrs. Herbert McCorkle
won the Begonia door prize which
was donated by the Breckenridge
Floral Shop. The Breckenridge
Floral Shop donated both the Jan-
uary and the February door prizes
to the club.
The most easterly town in the
United States is Lubec, Me.
A. J. Key, son of Mi's. J. P.
Anna Frank Artist Club will
have their annual guest day tea
at the Woman's Forum beginning
at 4 p. 111. Reservations are to be
turned in by noon Tuesday to Mrs.
M. W. Rinard, phone 988.
Red Gap HD
In Knight Home
Red Gap Home Demonstration
Club met Thursday in the home
of Mrs. James Knight with .Mrs.
Reed Gibbens presiding for the
During the business period the
group voted to accept the recom-
mendations of the county home
demonstration council for proposed
work of the year. Mrs. H. L. Al-
exander presented the council re-
port and the club voted to have
some hatmaking demonstrations
during the year.
Mrs. Tom B. Lenoir, retiring
president of the dub, was present-
ed with a gift from the club and
Mrs. Frank Shaw gave a demon-
stration on preparing Swiss Steak.
Following the demonstration the
hostess served the steak with
Amid a Valentine setting of red
and white approximately 100 young
people of the. First Baptist Church
and their dates were entertained
at the annual Sweetheart Banquet
Thursday evening in the undercroft
of the church.
Guest speaker for the evening
was the Rev, J. B. Fowler of
Moran who suggested that each
young person starting to "climb the
mountain of life" realize that it
takes the help of the Supreme One
to be a success and that each
should attempt to "be something,
do something and leave something*'
for this world.
Miss Janelle Morgan and Jack
Thompson were revealed as the
1955 Sweethearts of the young
people. The selection was based on
nominations from each class in the
older Intermediate and Young
People's department with the win-
ners being from the class of Mrs.
Ralph Ball, which was winner in a
contest on average attendance and
new members for the class.
Using a theme of "Two Hearts
As One," banquet guests entered
through a softly1 lighty passage-
way featuring a moonlight garden
scene in all white. Entering the
banquet room, which was softly
lighted in blue, guests passed
through an archway of white en-
twined with roses and climbing
roses were used on the columns
throughout the room.
Guests were seated at tables for
four which were centered with
white and red hearts with a red
carnation and fern nestled atop
Double Hearts Featured
The head table was centered
with an arrangement of red car-
nations with red streamers run-
ning from the bouquet along the
table which was lighted with can-
dlelight. Directly behind the head
table two large hearts entwined
as one featured cupids and the
traditional arrow. On each side of
the center hearts, small hearts in
Goswick, left Saturday morning by
.plane for his home in Detroit,
Michigan, after visitinir with his
mother and a sister, Mrs. J. H.
Ashley of Graham.
salad, cookies and coffee.
Those attending were Mmes. H.
L. Alexander, Ervy Anderson, J.
C. Langdon, Tom B. Lenoir, Reed
Gibbens, Frank Shaw and D. B.
Next riieeting is to be February
24, at 9 a. m. in the home of Mrs
red, white and gold hung front
Miss Billie Little was at the pi-
ano playing selections us quests
entered for the banquet. Wayne
Gibbens, master of ceremonies, was
listed as chief matchmaker ami
Bryan Ball led in the invocation;
TV Show Given
Presenting the program in the
form of a television show the num-
bers were presented from behind
a large TV screen. Inside the
studio an arrangement of white
hearts and red carnations featur-
ing a "winking heart" was used
atop the piano and a large mando-
lin accented with hearts and small
roses was used.
Using the title of "Two Hearts
As One" for the TV show Miss
Ann Cowan was MC with Mrs.
Marvin Thompson acting in behalf
of the special show sponsors—
Candy Kisses, "the chewy kind"
and Courtin' Tonic.
Miss Janis Knox was first on
the talent review, playing a piano
medley of "Tea For Two" and
"When My Baby Walks Down the
Street." Second number of the
show was presented by "Madame
Itsa Surprise," alias James Jones,
who gave "her" rendition of "Let
Me Go Lover."
A cornet solo was presented by
Joe Bob Jockson and Miss Sylvia
Sullivan was presented singing
"I'm In the Mood for Love." Miss
Jean Carey was the final contest-
ant on the talent review, giving a
reading of "Husbands."
Final part of the TV show was
devoted to a contest to select the
"Ideal Husband of 1960" with con-
testants being William (Lefty)
Fullbright, Clyde Harris, Jack
Thompson and Johnny Satterwhite.
Decorations for the banquet were
under the direction of Mrs. Reed
Gibbens assisted by Kay Hallmark,
Johnny Satterwhite and Jean
Carey. Those on the food com-
mittee who prepared and served
the meal were Mmes. John Ball,
Grayson McConnico, W. R. Hall-
mark, John Overton, L. A. Satter-
white. E. R. Weatherford and Gil-
Those in charge of securing ami
directing the program were Mrs.
H. A. Alexander, Bob Callahan,
Mrs. Harry Young, Mrs. Doyle
Newcomb and Mrs. W. R, Jackson.
STEPHENS COUNTY BALANCE SHEET
FOR DEC. 31st 1954 AND JAN. 1st 1955
Jury Funds $6,551.65
Rood and Bridge Funds $51,855.88
General Funds $25,060.16
Permanent Improvement Funds $27,050.07
Airport Funds $10,304.46
Hospital Funds $293.61
1953 Right of Way Funds ....... $81,737.29
TOTAL OPERATING FUNDS.. .... $203,053.14
Interest and Sinking Fund Balance With County and State Treasury to apply on
Road Bonds $60,516.76
COUNTY FIXED LIABILITIES
Court House & Jail Bonds Outstanding $98,000.00
1948 Permanent Improvement Bonds, Airport and Hospital $185,000.00
TOTAL i $283,000.00
Road and Bridge Bonds Outstanding
1946 Right of Way Bonds $35,000.00
1953 Right of Way Bonds $100,000.00
Series E Bonds to be Retired 4-15-55 $4,000.00
Series D Bonds Outstanding $30,000.00
Total bonded indebtedness of Stephens County, Texas, not including
City or Schools $452,000.00
I Certify the above Balance Sheet as of January 1,1955 is correct to the best of my knowledge.
(SEAL) Joe Beaty, County Auditor
Subscribed and sworn to this the 1st day of January,1955.
LAV ADA WOODS, Notary Public,
Stephens County, Texas
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