Sweetwater Reporter (Sweetwater, Tex.), Vol. 43, No. 213, Ed. 1 Sunday, January 14, 1940 Page: 3 of 18

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Birthday Parties To Climax January Social Festivities
f >,
iTwo Dances Are
Planned Jan. 30
In Sweetwater
Variety of Society
Events on Calendar
j For This Month
As mid-January approaches,
and most of the New Year reso-
lutions have been broken by this
time, since most of them were
made for the fun of breaking
them, a panorama of social
events in the first month of a
new leap year reveals variety
Jt of parties, both formal and in
formal, a leap year dance, and
regular meetings of bridge, for
ty-two, sewing and study clubs
slated, with a grand climax at
the end of the month as the
dances for the aid of cripple
children are to be staged in
honor of the birthday anniver-
sary of President Franklin D.
. Roosevelt.
" The Nolan county committee
for the birthday celebrations
Tuesday evening, January 30,
has planned two dances on the
same evening. Both dances, one
at the Blue1 Bonnet and one at
the Macie, may be attended for
the price of one dollar. For those
who like to dance the polka,
scottische, "put your litle foot
down", or the square dance, an
^orchestra with appropriate mu-
sic will be playing the old-time
tunes at the Macie ballroom;
while modern swing rhythms
will bo provided by an orches-
tra at the Blue Bon.net.
Famous Americans who were
born in the first month of the
year, other than Franklin D.
Roosevelt, include Benjamin
Franklin, Robert E. Lee, Stone-
wall Jackson, Alexander Ham-
® ilton, William McKinley, Dan-
iel Webster and many others.
February always provides col-
orful party appointments with
patriotic colors of red, white
and blue in honor of the birth-
days of George Washington,
Abraham Lincoln and St. Valen-
* * *
^Mrs. Spelman and
Daughter Entertain
Golden ranunculas and purple
anomones were the mid-winter
blossoms selected by Mrs. J. H.
Spelman and daughter, Mrs. M.
G. Allison, to grace the enter-
taining rooms when they en-
tertained 16 matrons with con-
tract bridge games Friday after-
noon at their home, 908 Pine.
At the conclusion of five
" games Mrs. C. A. McCorkle re-
ceived the high score award
and Mrs. Paul Brown was award-
ed the consolation for low score.
A sandwich course and ice
course with fruit cake and coffee
was served.
Guests were Mines. R. M. Sim-
mons, Thomas J. Donahue, C. A.
Rosebrough, Aubrey S. Legg,
Ben Roberts, Amos Fortner,
£ Clayton Williams, Abe Levy,
Albert Brann, Paul Brown, B. D.
Harrison, Joe H. Boothe, Guy
Morris, George Stiles, C. A. Mc-
Corkle. John Perry.
* * *
Naomi Class Has
Turkey Luncheon
Naomi class of First Christ-
ian church was entertained witli
a turkey luncheon Friday at 12
o'clock in the banquet room of
the church. The losing side of a
recent contest entertained the
winners, Mrs. B. D. Harrison and
Jjlrs. W. F. P'Pool being the
Captains of the losing side and
* general chairmen of arrange-
ments for the party. Covers were
laid for 48 members.
Mrs. M. K. Stevenson, class
teacher, introduced the new of
f ficers, including Mrs. Jack Ro-
land, president; Mrs. L. C. Vin-
son, vice president; Mrs. W. F.
P'Pool. secretary; Mrs. Homer
Williams, treasurer; Mrs. Stev-
enson appointed Mrs. Walter An-
derson as assistant teacher.
A kitchen shower for the
church and other routine busi-
ness completed the program.
The luncheon was served at a
long table centered with mid-
™ winter blossoms.
* *
Debonaire Club Has
Leap Year Dance
The Leap Year dance spon-
sored by the Debonaire club Fri-
day night in the crystal ball-
room of the Macie was attended
by approximately 30 couples
- and 20 girl stags. The girls ask-
" ed the boys for dates, called for
them and escorted them home,
as well as asking for dances.
Beginning at 9:30 the dante
lasted until 12:30. Each ' month
the sub-debs have been sponsor-
ing a dance during the school
season. Mr. and Mrs. Ed F. Jay
and Mr. and Mrs. Guy Wilson,
club sponsors, were chaperones.
Mrs. McGlaun Is
Honored at Party
As a compliment to Mrs. Shir-
ley McGlaun, the former Miss
Pat Williams, a December bride,
Mrs. Frank Key entertained
Thursday evening at her homo,
1011 Elm street, with one of the
prettiest January courtesies.
Three foursome tables were
arranged for dinner-bridge and
a gift party followed.
Accenting a bridal theme of
pink and white, table appoint-
ments, tallies, scores and gift
wrappings stressed the delicate
note. Centering the dining table
was an arrangement of pink and
white carnations and greenery
in modernistic pottery reflected
in a mirrored plaque.
Miss Ena MacQueen was
presented high score in bridge,
Miss Mary Tackitt, low. Mrs. E.
H. McGlaun, Sr., was winner of
the 42 favor.
Following dinner the honoree
untied the tempting packages
which were admired by guests.
Present were Mmes. Shirley
McGlaun, E. H. McGlaun, Sr.,
N. L. Norman, George D. Bar-
ber, Carroll Aaston, and Misses
Erma Bacon, Gertrude Witt,
Ethel Harkins, Ruth Smith, Ena
MacQueen, Mary Tackitt and
Wanda Weathers. Miss Smith as-
sisted Mrs. Key.
Minister Speaks to
J. P. Cowen PTA
"New Standards for Group
Living" was the topic discuss-
ed by M. H. Applewhite, pastor
of the Presbyterian church, at
the program of the J. P. Cowen
Parent-Teacher a s s o c i a t ion
Thursday afternoon. The meet-
ing was opened with the Twen-
ty-third Psalm in unison. Pupils
of Mrs. Leslie Gardner present-
ed songs and dances, and the
message from the state presi-
dent, Mrs. Joe A. Wessendorff
of Richmond, was read by Leo
In the absence of the presi-
dent, Mrs. L. T. Nelson, the busi-
ness was directed by Mrs. R. B.
Lollar, vice president. It was
announced that rehearsals have
started on the play to be pre-
sented the latter part of Feb-
ruary with Miss Earline Ben-
nett as director. L. C. King,
principal, announced regular
P. T. A. programs over the
Texas State network each Mon-
day evening at 9:30. Members
were urged to listen to the pro-
grams. The room of Miss Gull-
edge won the attendance prize
of the afternoon.
* * *
Mrs. McCoy Hostess
To Homemakers
Homemakers class of First
Baptist church was entertained
at the home of Mrs. O. D. Mc-
Coy with Mrs. W. E. Richard-
son and Mrs. Earl Whitaker as
co-hostesses. Mrs. F. L. Turpin
presided. It was voted to assist
the Mexican mission. Mrs. V. N.
Morton was elected class secre-
tary. *|
Group singing of old familiar
tunes afforded delightful enter-
tainment. Mrs. R. D. Goodson
played accordion solos. The tea
table was covered with a hand-
made cloth of Normandy lace
and centered with roses in a
crystal bubble bowl. Sandwiches,
potato chips, mints, cake and cof-
fee were served.
Those present included Mmes.
V.. C. Steakley, W. L. McRey-
nolds, Paul Brown, P. Edward
Ponder, Turney Sparks, Morton,
Goodson, Turpin, Richardson
and McCoy.
* * *
Mrs. Levy Hostess
To Thursday Club
Thursday Contract club mem-
bers played at the home of Mrs.
Abe Levy with the usual three
tallies of contract bridge in play.
Tall stemmed Bird of Paradise
lilies adorned the living room.
High score for club members
was won by Mrs. A. J. Wimber-
ly and high for guests by Mrs.
Irving A. Loeb.
A refresment plate of cream-
ed chicken in patties, waffle po-
tatoes, cake and coffee was ser-
ved. Substitute hands were play-
ed by Mmes. R. M. Simmons,
Sam Loeb, J. K. Richardson,
William Sheridan and Irving
Loeb, members present being
Mmes. Joe H. Boothe, C. E.
Mays, George Bennitt, J. H.
Doscher, C. M. Arbaugh, A. J.
Wimberly, and John Perry, who
is to be the next hostess.
Calendar club of First Meth-
odist church will meet at the
home of Mrs. A. B. Chambers,
1005 East Broadway, at 3 o'clock.
Lottie Moon circle of First
Baptist will meet at 3 o'clock at
the .home of Mrs. Joe Arledge,
1103 Crane. Blanche Rose Walk-
er circle will meet with Mrs.
George Gannaway, 1000 Jose-
phine, at 3 o'clock.
Circles of the First Christ-
ian church will meet at 3 o'cloc.t:
No. 1 at the home of Mrs. W. H.
WhOrton, north of the city; No.
2 and 3 will meet together at
the home of Mrs. L, C. Vinson,
400 West 11th.
Altar Society of the Holy Fam-
ily Catholic church will have a
called business meeting at the
sacristi at 3 o'clock.
Presbyterian circles will meet
at 3 o'clock: No. 1 at the home of
Mrs. T. M. Monroe; No. 2 with
Mrs. G. M. Bettis; and No. 3 with
Mrs. Paul Brown.
Banquet for football squad,
band and pep squad of Newman
high on Blue Bonnet roof at
Beta Sigma Phi sorority will
meet at 7:30 at the surburban
home of Miss Earline Bennett.
Eastern Star will meet at 7:30
in the Masonic hall for the reg-
ular meeting.
Mrs. Edwin MacQueen will be
hostess to the Progressive for-
ty-two club at 3 o'clock.
Four circles of First Baptist
church will meet Tuesday: Mary
Alexander circle at 9:30 Tuesdav
morning with Mrs. H. G. Briley,
403 East 10th; Annie Bagby at
2 o'clock with Mrs. W. C. Walk-
er, 211 East Ave. II; Lucile Rea-
gan at 2 with Mrs. Silas George,
201 Pecan; Blanche Simpson ax
2 with Mrs. Adolph Koether,
1111 Fowler.
Joie de Vie bridge club will
meet at 3 o'clock at the home
of Mrs. Bolton Head, 400 East
Needlecraft club will meet at
the home of Mrs. L. M. Hub-
bard, 309 East Fifth, at 3
Triple Four bridge club will
meet at the home of Mrs. Vivian
Neblett on Twelfth street at 3
New Deal bridge club will
meet at the home of Mrs. Thom-
as J. Donahue at 2:30.
Justamere bridge club mem-
bers and their husbands will
have a dinner-bridge at the Blue
Bonnett at 7:30 o'clock.
Self Culture club will meet at
the home of Mrs. A. B. Chambers
[Mrs. Mauzey Hostess
I To Wesley Class
Nineteen members of the Wes-
ley Bible class of the First
Methodist church assembled at
the home of Mrs. A. S. Mauzey
for the January social and busi-
ness meeting.
Opening the program with en-
semble singing of "Sweet Hour
of Prayer", Mrs. Mary Campbell
offered the prayer and Mrs. John
Ford gave the devotional from
the Twenty-Third Psalm. Mrs.
M. C. Manroe conducted a ques-
tion and answor.Contest on New
Year's resolutions; Mrs. I. S.
Focht gave a resume of what
the new year resolution should
consist of principally, and ended
her part with a round table dis-
cussion in which all present told
of a resolution which she had
made. Mrs. Heppie Brown read
a poem, "The Two Brothers."
Pound cake and hot chocolate
were passed to Mmes. J. T.
Hughes, T. A. Ezell, W. D. Kyle,
Josie Wesley, M. B. Howard, W.
E. Grantland, M. C. Manroe, I. S.
Focht, John FOrd, Mary Camp-
bell, M. C.-Alston, John R. Cox,
Sr., F. E. DeSpain, R. C. Prim,
C. S. Russell, J. H. Henry, Hep-
pic Brown, A. S. Mpuzey.
* *
Miss Hodges Feted
With Gift Shower
As a farewell courtesy to Miss
Elizabeth Hodges who is leaving
today to accept a position at Mc-
Camey with an insurance ag-
ency, members of the Beta Sig-
ma Phi sorority entertained
with a gift shower Friday even-
ing at the home ot the junior
sponsor, Mrs. Chas, Hodges.
Games of bridge arid forty-
two were played preceding the
gift shower. Miss Earline Ben-
nett read an original poem on
"Elizabeth's Arrival at MeCam-
Plates of chicken salad sand-
wiches, cranberry sauce, pota-
to chips, cookies and coffee were
passed. Favors were clever ar-
rangements of red dotted ker-
chiefs on a stick (A hoboes trav-
eling kit.)
Miss Hodges has served as
president of the sorority for the
past three years and is a char-
ter members.- Others present
were Misses Ethel Harkins, Eli-
zabeth- Comolli, Myrtle Duncan,
Pauline Graved,- Bernice Alexan-
der. Earline Bennett, Mrs. Alec
Edwards and Mrs. Hodges.
* * *
at 3 o'clock.
Athenaeum Study club will
meet at the home of Mrs. George
Barber at 3 o'clock.
La-Kee-Kon club will meet at
the home of Mrs.- T>D. Young
in Roscoe at 3 o'clock.
Sorosis club will meet at the
j home of Mrs. John Perry at 3
\ o'clock.
Mr. and Mrs. B. N. Mitchell
are parents of a daughter, Pau-
la Faye, born at 9 a. m., Friday
at the home of her parents, 100
Patterson. She weighed six
pounds. Before her marriage
Miss Mitchell was Miss 11a
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Godfrey
of Wichita Falls, formerly of
Sweetwater, are announcing the
birth of a daughter, Virginia
Mae, born Saturday morning.
She weighed seven and half
pounds. The child is the grand-
daughter of Mrs. Jennie Godfrev
and. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dyer
of Sweetwater.
Miss Elvera Wylie
Weds Arthur B. Fry
W. K. Wylie is announcing the
marriage of his daughter, Elvera,
to Arthur B. Fry of Roscoe, on
Jan. (J.
The impressive ring cere-
mony was read by the Rev. C.
Coleman, pastor of the Midland
Presbyterian church, at his
home. The couple was attended
by Mr. and Mrs. Guy Tamsitt of
The bride wore a Bradley
knit suit of wine with black
and grey accessories. Her shoul-
der corsage was of sweetheart
Mrs. Fry was graduated from
Newman high school in the
class of 1931, and attended Tex-
as Technological college, Lub-
bock. from 1935 to 1937. Since
that time she has been em-
ployed in Lubbock, Dallas and
Mr. Fry, son of Mrs. A. G. Fry,
Roscoe, and the late Mr. Fry,
former owners of the Circle B
ranch near Roscoe, was educat-
ed in the northern states, ma-
joring as a medical technician.
He is employed in Sweetwater
and vicinity.
The couple will be at home at
611 West Sixth street.
♦ * *
Neinasts Entertain
T. N. T. Supper Club
T. X. T. Supper club mem-
bers dined at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Ed F. Neinast Tues-
day evening, and played contract
bridge later. Red ranunculus cen-
tered the dining table from
which the meal was served buf-
fet style.
Mrs. H. A. Burge received the
high score in contract bridge and
.1. C. Jenkins scored high for
the men. Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Rowland played substitute
hands, members present were
Messrs. and Mmes. Si Edwards,
L. M. Watson, J. A. Ferguson,
J. C. Jenkins, H. A. Burge, and
the Neinasts. The Watsons will
be the February hosts.
Mrs. Sanderson Is
Hostess to Club
Mrs. W. E. Sanderson was
hostess to members of the Pris-
cilla club Thursday afternoon at
the home of a daughter, Mrs.
Glenn Russell, 801 Josephine.
Needlework and chatting fur-
nished pleasant diversions as
members assembled for the first
time since the Christmas holi-
A bouquet of mid-winter blos-
soms centered the dining table.
Mrs. Russell assisted her mother
in serving creamed chicken in
patties, grapefruit salad, hot
rolls, fruit cake and coffee to
Mmes. Carl Williams, C. R. Sim-
mons, L. D. Terry, M. B. Howard,
J. D. Dulaney, M. C. Manroe,
Josie Wesley, Tom E. Crutcher,
E. B. Hull, H. L. Clayton, A. S.
Mauzey, E. H. McGlaun and E.
C. Brann, who is to be the next
* * *
Sam Bothwell and
Friends Visit City
Sam II. Bothwell, formerly
city manager of Sweetwater and
now city manager of Fort
Worth was a visitor in Sweet-
water over the weekend. He
was accompanied by Henry
Woods and Ross Trimble, mem-
bers of the city council of Fort
Worth. They visited with friends
and did some hunting while
Mrs. Herndon Opens
Home to Class
Mrs. J. W. Herndon opened
her new home this week to mem-
bers of the Alathean class of the
First Baptist church for a pro-
Mrs. Herndon graciously
showed the group the arrange-
ment of the new home, complet-
ed just before the Christmas hol-
idays and a gift from her par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Sim-
Mrs. George A. Gray was les-
son leader and presided for a
brief business period. She also
directed the devotional. Mrs. R.
H. Taylor presided for a series of
The hostess served sand-
wiches, sweets and chocolate to
17 members.
* * *
Lewis PTA Hears
Convention Reports
Four speakers, delegates to
the state Parent-Teachers meet-
ing in Galveston recently, were
presented at 3 p. m., Thursday
at the John R. Lewis school in
a PTA program.
Mrs. Ed F. Neinast, president
of the Philip Nolan PTA, Mrs.
L. J. Ray of the Newman high
group, Mrs. L. T. Nelson, presi-
dent of the J. P. Cowen unit and
Mrs. John B. Darnell, J. R.
Lewis president, brought a sum-
mary of the state program.
Children of the fifth grade di-
rected by E. Whitehead, present-
ed a playlet. Standing commit-
tees made reports.
Jane McCoy Feted
On Tenth Birthday
A circus tent with animals of
all species and colorful balloons
centered the table when Jane
McCoy, young daughter of Mr
and Mrs. O. D. McCoy celebrat-
ed her tenth birthday anniver-
sary Wednesday afternoon at
the home of her parents. When
the tent was lifted a white birth-
day cake decorated in red roses
and topped with 10 white tapers
was revealed.
A variety of games were play-
ed, after which refreshments ot
sandwiches, mints and hot cho-
colate were served to 27 guests,
including Marjorie Marie Haney,
Mary Virginia Hart graves,
Elaine Holbert, Ray Anne
Humn, Jackie and Dale Mizell,
Martha Sue Broaddus, JO and
Jean Slayden, Lena Fay Gent,
Christina Dann, Billy Frances
Whitman, Jane McCoy, Jimmie
Allison, Tommy Armor, Jimmie
Stribling, James Edward Nein-
ast, Wright Barber, Doyle Hern-
don, Carl Bennitt, Albert Lee,
Douglas McCoy, Max Murrell,
Robert Cox, Dick Roland, Scot-
ty McCoy, Wayne Johnson.
* ♦ ♦
Attorney Dies of
Accidental Shot
liam H. Russell, 53, prominent
clubman and attorney, died Fri-
dav night in a hospital of a bul-
let wound. Half of Russell's face
! was blown away when he acci-
I dentally dropped a rifle at his
1 home.
Demand Quality!
Let Vandervoort's Quality BUTTER iMILK be your
winter thrift tonic! It's thrifty as can be . . . and
a great aid to the health of yourself and your fam-
ily. Buy it by the gallon!
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Dallas Men Face
Wail Fraud Count
FORT WORTH — Hearings
will be held here Monday for
Jim B, Banks and A. L. Dixon,
both of Dallas, who were ar-
raigned, before Federal Commis-
sioner Lois Newam Friday on
mail fraud charges after Dr. J.
A. Bridwell of Overton alleged-
ly was swindled of $3,000. Banks'
bond was set at $3,000 and Dix-
on's at $1,000,
This is the 8th
Pontiac I have pur-
chased. It's amazing
to see the improve-
It has everything you
My 3rd Pontiac. and
the family and
thrilled . . . the per
formance is all that
you claim and more . . . excep
tionally economical on gas.
"Never experienced
such comfort and per-
formance inanautomo
hile. . . . Don't know
how anyone could build a better
car, regardless of size and cost."
My new 1940 mode
is the 18th Pontiac I've
bought. I am greatly-
pleased, and my wife says this is
the keenest one of all.'
Pleases me very
much in every oper
ation. I recently drove
268 miles — and averaged better
than 20 miles per gallon."
could ask for in an automobile.'
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