The Aspermont Star (Aspermont, Tex.), Vol. 39, No. 29, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 28, 1937 Page: 2 of 4
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THE ASPERMONT STAR
THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 1937\
The Aspermont Star
Published Every Thursday
At Aspermont, Texas
HYLTON F. HUDSPETH, Editor
Entered aa second-class matter at the
postoffice at Aspermont, Texas, under
the act ot March 3, 1879.
Any erroneous reflection upon the
character, standing or reputation of
any person, firm or corporation will
be gladly corrected upon being railed
to the attention of the publisher
Peacock School News
By MYRA SAMFORD
NEW TYPE BOOK REPORTS
The new type book reports were
handed in last Wednesday to Miss
King who says that as a whole
they were very good. The new
type report consisted of making a
cover or jacket for the book. The
names of the students and the book
that each reported on are as follows:
Myra Samford—Anthony Adverse by
Hervey Allen; Ethel Lawrence—Pride
and Prejudice by Jane Austin; Doro-
thy Eaton—Jane Eyre by Charlotte
P. C. NICHOLS, M. D.
Spur, — Texas
Bronte; J. B. Martin—The Mill On
The Eloss hy George Eliot; Lottie
8elle McMillan, Willie Mae Simmone
and Jean Kluting—The Little Minis-
ter by James M. Barrie; Florence
McMillan — Florence Nightingale by
Lura E. Richards; H. J. Myers—Cor-
onado's Children by J. Frank Dobie;
Ervin Clark—The Last of The Mohi-
cans by James Fennimore Cooper;
and Walter Woods—The Return of
The Natives by Thomas Hardy.
CENTER VIEW NEWS
Ray Smith ond Granville Patterson
were present every day and made one
hundred per cent on spelling each
day. Granville Patterson also made
one hundred fer cent On his arithme-
Bobbie Ruth Allen, Truman Clark
and George Riley Daniels each made
a perfect score on arithmetic exam
Ther0 was a good crowd at the
church Sunday and Sunday night.
Rev. Vincent Bitbery preaches the
fourth Sunday of each month. Every-
one is invited to come.
The Center View church bought
fifty new song books. Rev. Bilbery is
to bring them the next time when he
Reading certificates will be award-
ed to the high school pupils who read
forty points in outside readings, Miss
King said. Several pupils have al
ready read several books. At the
close of school certificates of honor
will be given to the student at chapel
The junior English class have be-
gun work on the rise and the develop-
ment of the Peacock Consolidated
This week the members of the class
Graham Feed & Produce
I have opened a feed and produce business
in the building formerly occupied by Goodloe
Tailor Shop—on northwest corner of square
Will handle complete line of feed — and
will pay highest cash prices for your poultry,
cream and eggs
Will appreciate your patronage
Will deliver feed in tn e city limits.
GO WHERE THE CROWD
GOES FOR YOUR . . .
Meals and Short Orders
the place is
GEO. H. BRADSHAW
The home of good coffee
And excellent service
Sure — the Conoco way.
CONOCO BRONZE GASOLINE
CONOCO GERM PROCESSED OIL
As you perfer it done
With High-Presing Guns
are interviewing different people who
can tell interesting facts and mem-
orie8 of the earlier school doys.
JAYTON BOY'S lOUR^AMENT
The Peocock basketball boys en-
tered the touirnament at Jayton on
January 22-23. They were successful,
as they have been in other tourna-
ments this season, and brought home
the first place cup.
Our first game was with A. C. C.
who was reported to have a good
team. However, we defeated them
20-10. Our next game wag with Clalr-
mont. The second string saw action
in this game, and we won by the top
heavy score of 72-7. Our third game
was with Girard, whom we have beat-
en five times this season. We de-
feated them 33-13. Winning this
game put us in the final with Jayton,
who had also beaten all other opposi-
tion. This game was close until the
Uiird quarter when our boys started
hitting the basket. The final score
was 20-7 in our favor. One of oui
guards, Ervin Clark, was selected for
the all-tournament team.
After the trophies were awarded
i.he coaches of the teams and the all-
tournament players played. After a
nard fought battle the coaches came
through with a 20-17 victory,
.i AY TON GIRLS' TOURNAMENT
The basketball girls are planning
10 enter the girls' tournament at Jay-
ion, which will be held the 2'J and 30.
it has not been decided yet wlioi..
they will play first.
On the first day of February, 1916,
Miss Winnie Yeager was added as a
iourth teacher to the faculty of the
l eacock Publi^c school. This was done
10 the fact that the lower grades con-
gested to the point that the employ-
ment of an extra teacher became a
in recounting her memories of her
iirst years in Peacock, Miss Winnie
told us many interesting facts re-
garding our schooi....'1'iie school build-
ing ot that time consisted of two
sumes, the three class rooms ol the
lower story still remaining as a pari
ot our present day grammar school
ouiluing. Upstairs was the audito-
rium and an additional classroom.
Aa this was tile year just alter the
cyclone which almost destroyed i'eu-
cock, tlie school building nau Deen,
j and still was to some extent, used lor
almost every community purpose
| imaginable. The auditorium, which
boasted of an organ with only one
pedal — sent in by some chairtabie
missionary society after the cyclone
served as a church, or meeting house
ior both Methodist and Baptist con-
^legatioins. One corner of the audi-
torium was closeted oil' in a myster-
ous fashion and it wa3 rumored thai
neie under lock and key dwelt the
goat" belonging to the Woodmen
uodge; for on certain nights this
\ orth order, too, held sessions in our
rtcuooi building. Below stairs the hall
and class rooms had been used for
,,ost office, grocery and dry goods
suoies and what not? A drug store
was once stationed in what is now
the second grade cljass room, the
room destined to become the quarters
ior Miss Winnie and1 her third and
lourth grade group of 1915. The fact
mat this room had been used as a
drug store was evidenced by the fact
mat iji the afternoons when the sun
shone bright and warm through the
windows, strong odors of medicines
and chemicals arose from the lioor
and created a very disagreeable con-
dition. Everyone, however, tried to;
made the best of the situation, for
did not the third and fourth grades
contain some of our most patriotic
citizeng °f the present day? Chiei
among them were Miss Irman Walker
our second grade teacher, Docia Ven-
cil (Mrs. Foster Cookk, Tom Flem-
ing, Hettie and Collins Walker, Mrs.
Dewey Craft, Oscar Peacock and
many others who no longer live here.
Returning the next year, Miss Win-
nie taught the second and third grade
one year and then dropped back to
the first for a year. After that she
taught the first and second grades
for several years, at one time enroll-
ing as many as sixty-three pupils the
first day of school. For the past few
years she has had the first grade
only. Due to the fact that the school
funds have been inadequate during
the last few years, Miss Winnie has
used her own money to buy material
ior students in her room. She hat;
ought instruments for her rhythm
and. Also she has used her money
i;, buy materials 'or art work.
Most people had raher be judged
11 the light oi what they would like
-o be or in regard to their ideals
rather than how they measure up to
those ideals," Miss Winnie remarked.
And so it ia with Miss Winnie. • She
would like to bb a friend of everyone
and do all that ig possible to help
every individual with whom she
comes in contact. This is as it should
be, for she feels that she has always
had the help and support not only of
all the school but of the whole com-
munity as well and she holds this
fact a3 one of her greatest treasures.
Aside from her school work her
hobbies are: Children, music, (her
favorite pieces of mtisic being "TIark!
Hark! The Lark!" as arranged by
Lizst, and "Silent Night"), reading
and foreign languages. As a child
nho lilted best to play school. After
the death of her pareents at a very
early age she went with her brothers
and sisters to live with her aunt who
had a private school. Here she spent
much of her time observing the
smaller children work in the kinder-
garten department, and many of the
songs and games she uses now were
learned at that time.
After having attended her aunt's
school, she was later graduated from
the Corsicana High School. She has
attended North Texas State Teachers
College at Denton, Sul Ross State
Teachers College at Alpine, and has
l ad courses at the University of
Texas and special primary courses at
the University of California at
Uerkeley. She belongs to the Delta
Kappa Gamma an honorary society
for women teachers.
Miss Winnie has not confined her
activities to grammar school alone.
In fact, she haa been a great help in
glee clubs and musical entertain-
ments. Througjj her efforts, combined
with those of other teachers, we have
had some very successful high school
glee clubs. It was through her efforts
that the school presented the musical
pageant at Christmas time in 1935.
An interesting fact about Miss
Winnie is the fact that at graduation
when Mr. Cook asks all to stand who*
have ever gons to school to Miss
J Winnie, from one half to two thirds
| ol the crowd stands. Anyone would
j know that Miss Winnie must be a
wonderful personage and teacher, or
she would not have taught here these
A three act comedy, entitled When
A Woman Decides, lias been chosen
as the Junior play. The characters
were selected by th« high school fac-
uulty. They are as follows.
liilly Defoe, worth a million or so
— Beaufort Galloway; May belle
Toney, pretty but phoney — Lena
Vaughan; Silas Sawyer, just a lawyer
Calton Mings; Hilda M. Burl, just an
ancient girl-—Artie Bilbrey; Bessie
Hyden, a poor little maiden—Anita
Patterson; Matilda Better, a real
man getter—Evelyn kluting; liastus
i'oll, blacker than coal—James Stew-
art; Mandy Dehaven, no whiter than
a raven—Anna Belle Keeth.
The date for the play will be set
In return for a basketball game
Girard owed us, Mr. Rogers brought
his machine and showed us a very
good show last Saturday night. Pea-
cock received all the proceeds, which
amounted to $13.05. Th people liked
the show so well, according to Mr.
Cook and Mr. Appleton, that they are
anxious for our school to purchase a
picture machine by next fall.
By a member of the 5th grade,
Norma Jane Kenady.
My home is in West Texas
Where the golden sand storms blow,
We do not mind the hardships,
They serve to help us grow.
It's where the coyote howls,
And the wind blows cold,
Where rain touches brows
Of men brave and bold.
We love every bit of you:
Rivers and trees and skys of blue
Yes we have these and more to boast
"Old Double Mountain," we love
West Texas! yes you are our home;
From you may we never roam.
A Texas mill has produced a bread
and pastry flour from cottonseed, re-
ports the All-South Development
Council. The flour contains 50 pet-
cent protein, and has shortening pro-1
perties and nutritive elements that
allow restricted use of milk and ejrgs
in cake recipes when it is used.
I have moved to the residencg
merly owned by Mr. W. S. FeaJ
ston, on the edge of the city 11J
northwest of town. Will do sewi.j
Mrs. George Bilhl
NOTICE TO FEED BUYERS
If you want Feed see us befort^
buy. We carry all kinds of Feed
the rear of our store.
CHAS. F. GIBSOl
Leave your laundry at Whit-
aker's Barber Shop for the perfect
answer to the problem of getting
away from washing and ironing—
economically, too. K<eep your self
in physical fitness to enjoy other
Our truck is in Aspermont every
Tuesday and Thursday.
And Dry Cleaners
The Aspermont school auditorium
ind a Aspermont cast. See "Oh, Pro-
fessor" it's a scream from first to
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104Vj North Swenson St.
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In the end our chicks are the cheapest chicks you can possibly
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Special Prices for January and February
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Oil Shampoo 75c
Steam Oil Shampoo — $L00
Electric Manicures 50c
Eyebrow and Lash Dye 25c
Eyebrow Arch 25c
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