The Hereford Brand (Hereford, Tex.), Vol. 48, No. 18, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 29, 1948 Page: 1 of 24
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The Hereford Brand, Hereford, Texas, Thursday, April 29, 1948
tYERS GET NEW UNI FORMS FROM HEREFORD ROTARIANS
Muntj League Will Open 1948
Softball Season Here Monday
Las! Riles xen Teams In
Held for Mrs. Loop; Schellit*
Barnhart f f Is Announced
Opening games In the IMS
pennant chase In the Hereford
Municipal Softball League will
be played at the Softball Field
here next week.
Ten teams are entered in the
Muny loop this year, and an 1S-
week schedule has been drawn up
for the regular season, with a two-
week post-season Shaugnessy play-
off slated for September.
Dawn and the Sunday School
will clash lu the season’s opener
Monday night. Brace WooddoU,
league president, announced this
Other first games will match the
American Legion and United Geo-
physical on Tuesday night; 8um-
merfield and Sun Oil on Wednesday
night; VFW and High School on
Thursday night; and Hereford Fire-
men and Rotariana on Friday night.
Opening the second week on
Mar 10, VFW will play KotarWs. •
On Tuesday night, May 11,
Dawn will meet Sun OIL Wed-
nesday night May 18, American
Legion meets High SohooL On
Thursday night. May U, fire-
men meet United Geophysical;
and Friday night, May 14, Sum-
merfield meets Sunday School.
A complete season's schedule will
be published in the Brand next
Each team will play a scheduled
game each week, with games slated
for every Monday. Tuesday Wednes-
(Continued on page IX)
Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha
Ida Barnhart, 13 yean old, pioneer
resident of Hereford, was conduc-
ted last Saturday afternoon at the
E. B. Black Funeral Chapel.
Rev. Russell Wlngert, pastortrf the
First Presbyterian Church of Here-
ford was in charge of the rites.
Mrs. Barnhart died suddenly last
Thursday afternoon, April 33, at
her home here. She had been in ill
health for several years, although
she had not been confined to her
Interment was In West Park Cem-
Bertha Wright was born in
Sprlnglake, Wisconsin, on July S,
1874. With her parents, she moved
to Emery, South Dakota, at the age
of seven, and lived there until her
marriage in October, 1899, to A. (?.
Mr. and Mrs. Barnhart moved to
Castana, Iowa, after their marriage,
and in 1908 came to Hereford.
One daughter. Hazel, died in 1909,
and Mr. Barnhart died in March,
Mrs. Barnhart had been a church
member since early childhood, and
was a member of the First Presby-
terian Church in Hereford,
Surviving her are her daughter,
Mabel Barnhart, with whom she
made her home here; two half-
sisters, Mrs. Bess Wright Albracht
of Redfield, South Dakota, and Mrs.
Jack Johnson of Rapid City, South
EUmta; and a. half-brother. Frank
Wright of Redfield, South Dakota.
Members of the Central Sehool softball team poae (above) in the new uniforms presented to them last Thursday by the
Hereford Rotary Club. With them are Faust Collier, who mad e the presentation for the Rotarians, and their Coach, Principal
Rual Ford. Players are, left to right, front row: Jack Davidson, catcher; Jim Bateman, catcher; Lynn Bybee, shortstop;
Gary MeQuigg, outfielder; and Richard Hager, shortstop; back row: Don Thompson, outfielder; Tunny Wilson, 2nd base; Jim
Lady, outfielder; Eddie Pern-, 1st base; Homer Hershey, pitcher ; Francis Boyd, shortstop; Roger Shipley, outfielder; Joe Easley,
Catcher; and Aral Acton, 3rd base. (Photo by Alex Thompson).
Bob Lawrence (above) it the new
music and education director for
the First Baptist Church. Lawrence
will arrive in Hereford probably
on May IS
Mrs. W.M. Mar sell
Died Saturday at
DELEGATES AND VISITORS THRONG HEREFORD FOR THREE-DAY MEETING
L SEEN _ja
ODD FELLOWS AND REBEKAH LEADERS HERE FOR MEETING
Last rites for Mrs. W. M. Mamell
73, pioneer Plains settler, were con-
ducted Tuesday. April 37, at St.
Anthony's Church in Hereford.
Interment was at Catholic Ceme-
tery, under the direction of E. B.
Black Funeral Home. ,
Mrs. Marnell died Saturday, April
24, at the Deaf Smith county hospi-
tal after a long illness.
Mrs. Marnell was formerly Elisa-
beth Catherine Trainer. She was
born at Walnut, Kansas. 4on June
6, 1874, and taught school there
for eleven years. She was married
in 1904 to Walter Marnell, and the
couple homesteaded near Clovis,
New Mexico, four years- later.
They moved to Hereford in 1920.
Mr. Mamell still owns the farm
which he bought at that time, five
miles north of Hereford.
Mrs. Marnell is survived by her
husband: five sons, John Mamell,
Dick Marnell, F. A. Marnell and
Anthony Marrtell. all of Hereford;
and Joe Marnell of Friona; and two
daughter* Mrs. Frank Lutz of
Wichita Falls and Mrs. Weldon Mc-
Fadden of Los Angeles, California.
Also surviving are two sisters,
Mrs. Anna Westoff and Mrs. Ellen
Dowling, both of Walnut, Kansas;
atm a brother, William Trainor, of
San Francisco; and five grand-
Mrs. Mamell was a member of the
Christian Mothers Society of Saint
City for Group
And Pistol Club
Heady for Charter
Brand V/ilj Feature
Who has the oldest cattle
brand ... and the oldest brand-
ing Iron ... in the Hereford
The Hereford Brand, which
incidentally has a brand and
an iron of its own, plans to ar-
range a window display of brand-
ing irons for the Pioneer Day
Celebration May 8, and would
like to borrow your branding
irons and obtain a brief sketch
of their history.
The display will be opened on
Saturday, May 1, and Branding
Irons will be added to the collec-
Creek, None of our leading fisher-
men have confirmed this, ami its
too early in the spring to start be-
lieving fish stories . . but our
Secret Operative X-ll has over-
heard a story about a Negro woman
landing a 10-pound cat from under
the bridge at the Highway 51 cros-
sing of the Tterra Blanca, and other
fishermen are supposed to have
(Continued cm page 7)
Organization of the Hereford Rif-
| le and Pistol Club was completed
at a meeting at the county court
room Tuesday night, with 23 char-
ter members on the rolls.
The club will be chartered as an
affiliate of the National Rifle As-
Charter application will be held
open for additional members until
next Wednesday, May 6, officers of
the club have announced. Persons
interested in becoming charter mem-
bers of the club should contact Wil-
son Oyles, secretary, or J. T. Car-
roll, treasurer, before that date.
Dues were set at 810 per year.
$2.60 of that amount goes to the
National Rifle Association.
Plans are being made to set up
small bore targets and arrange for
some shooting within the next two
or three weeks, according to vice
president. Urlin Streu. It will pro-
bably be some time in July before
a range and equipment will be avail-
able for large-bore firing, Streu
A representative of the National
Rifle Association met with tike lo-
cal group Tuesday night and out-
j lined the advantages to the club and
to individual members of affiliation
with the National organisation.
The U. S. Government will fur-
; nish .22 calibre target rifles, a few
M l and Springfield Rifles, targets,
i field telephones, and some ammuni-
j tion to the local club through the
* Officers of the Hereford Club are
C. B. Service, president; Urlin Streu
I vice president; Wilson Gyles, secre-
tary; J. T. Carroll, treasurer; Den-
nis Baker, instructor; and Wallace
Cox, executive officer.
night at City Hail, and local officers
estimated that approximately 400
persons had attended the sessions.
Amarillo was selected as the 1949
convention city at the closing bus-
iness session of the three-day con-
vention Tuesday afternoon at the
First Christian Church.
The invitation to meet in Amar-
illo was extended by O. K. Chamber-
lain, member of the Amarillo Odd
Fellows Lodge No. 410, represent-
ing all Amarillo lodges.
V. J. Castka of Pam pa was re-
elected as president of the Odd
Fellows association; and Howard
Elliott of Amarillo was elected vice
Mrs. Edna Kindle of Amarillo was
elected president of the Rebekahs,
and Eula Mae Daberry of Shamrock
was named vice president
On the joint executive committee
for Odd Fellows and Rebekahs of
the Panhandle Association were Roy
Krutchmier of Pam pa, Essie Elliott
of Amarillo, and Preston Hagans of
Vinita Norman of Borger is secre-
tary-treasurer of the Association.
In degree work, Pam pa lodges
won all four trophy cups awarded
Tuesday for drill contests held on
(Continued on Page IX)
‘Dr. L 0. Will
Stage Show for
tion as they come in
May 8. Sonvenirphotos of the
collection will be given to each
rancher supplying an Iron.
Entries are not limited to
Deaf Smith county. Anyone who
has a brand, and a branding
iron to go with it, is welcome
to enter the display.
High ranking members of the Odd Fellows and Rebekah Lodges, in Hereford this week
for the Panhandle Association convention, posed for photographs at the City Hall. Left to right,
they are Vinita Norman of Borger, secretary-treasurer, PHA; Dorothy Paeley, Dallas, past
president of the Ladies Auxiliary of Texas; Essie Elliott, Amarillo, second vice president of the
Panhandle Association; Clarance E. Wood of L ubbock. Past Grand Master of Texas Lodge; and
Genial E. N, Paaley, of Dallas, Department Commander of Texas. (Photo by Alex Thompson1)
Hereford Citizens Roll Back Calendar With
Western Costumes and "Gay-Ninety" Dresses
Mrs. W. B. Dameron, Pioneer
Citizen, Died Here Saturday
sorrow night at the Municipal
Utorium to Amarillo tot the bene-
of a Hereford church building
McClain, now an Episcopal minis-
ter at Eastland and Breckenridge.
is coming to Amarillo to stags the
show for the benefit of a church
building fund to the Hereford Epis-
Prtzes for the show have been do-
nated by Amarillo. Clovis, and
Radios, electric razors, wrist wat-
ches. table lamps, and gift certifi-
cates will take the place of silver
dollars formerly dispensed by "Dr.
Mrs. W. B. Dameron, 84-year old a
Hereford resident, died at her home
here last Saturday night after a
Funeral services were held Sun-
day afternoon at the First Christian j
Church, with Rev. Roy W. Ford,
pastor, in charge of the rites. Inter- j
ment was In West Park Cemetery. |
Mrs. Dameron had been a resident
of Hereford since the spring of 1900.
Even in that early year in the
history of this community, Mrs.
Dameron was not new at the busin-
ess of pioneering. In 1879 after her
marriage to the late W. B. Dameron,
she had lived in the Indian Terri-
tory, where Mr. Dameron managed
a general store among the Indians,
freighting his goods by wagon train
across the Red River.
In the course of a business trip
to the Panhandle in the early 1890’s
Mr. Dameron had filed on land
five miles northeast of the present
town of Dimmitt. and bought addi-
tional land at a dollar an acre in the
In the spring of 1900. the Damer-
ons moved their family to the Pan-
handle Mr. Dameron and the five
oldest children travelling by cover-
ed wagon while Mrs. Dameron came
out by train with her son, Travis,
who was then a baby.
Mrs. Dameron was a native Texan.
She was born Sarah Elizabeth Bar-
nard. in Cooke County, the daugh-
ter of OUbert Barnard, a young Con-
federate soldier, on November 39.
The Barnards came to Hereford
from Cooke county in 1900, the
same year that the Damerons mov-
ed to the Plains.
EVEN THE YOUNGSTERS ARE DOING IT
calendar fifty years thto^week to
Hereford's Golden Anniversary
celebration which wBl be held
Costumes ranged from brightly-
colored rodeo shirts, bandannas and
boots on most of the men to hoop
skirts and ankie-length dresses of
1890 vintage sported by the women.
Leaders In the dress-up bus-
iness were Hereford’s Business
and Professional Womens Club
members, who, with the Cham-
ber of Commerce and Jay fees,
are co-sponsors of the Anniver-
sary Celebration and Pioneer
A meeting of the Celebration-
Committee. which Is composed of
representatives of all cooperating
clubs, was held last Friday night,
and Mrs. Cecil Williams, general
High School Glee
Clab to Present
> Tickets to the show have been on
rtto for the part week to Hereford
and Amarillo. The show begins at
g o'clock tomorrow night at the
Municipal Auditorium In Amarillo.
The Amarillo High School A Cap-
petit Choir will entertain with a
30-minute between-acts program.
Hereford High School's Glee Club
will present its annual Spring Con-'
cert next Thursday evening. May 6,
at the high school auditorium.
A chortis of 104 voices, under the
direction of Miss Thelma MeMinn,
will be heard.
There will be no admission charge.
The public is invited.
The program will consist of Ne-
gro spirituals, sacred music, classi-
cal and semi-classical selections, as
well as “rag-time.” Miss MeMinn has
There will also be dramatisations
along with the singing of some of
the numbers, Miss MeMinn said.
Jo Anne Jett is accompanist for
Featured on the program will be
the boy’s and girl's octettes in spec-
ial numbers alternating with the
The chorus has been active this
year in presenting concerts to tho
neighboring towns, as well as at
local functions, where they have
proved popular entertainers
Te Central Team
Hereford Rotarians last week pre-
sented 13 genuine baseball uniforms
to the Central School Softball Club.
The thirteen fifth graders, coach-
ed by Principal Rual Ftard. had at-
tracted the Interest of local Ro-
tarians by their spirited playing
during recess hours at the school.
Presentation of the uniform* was
arranged as a surprise. The new
suits, which carry the letters( Cen-
tral) across the chert, and caps
with the initials ”H," were pre-
sented to the youngsters tort Thurs-
chairman, reports that all arrange-
ments for the celebration are being
! completed according to schedule.
A complete program of events
i will‘be published in The Brand
j next week.
* Arrangements are being made to
stage the Boy’s Ranch Rodeo, which
will be one of the outstanding fea-
. lures of the day's program, at
, (Continued on page I3>
T. (Marion) Rutter this week
orized The Brand to announce
candidacy to the office of
misrtoner of Precinct 1, sub-
to action of the Democratic
JU Tech Tech to
Jaynice Boston b
Third Place Win
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Ezzell, Ben. The Hereford Brand (Hereford, Tex.), Vol. 48, No. 18, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 29, 1948, newspaper, April 29, 1948; Hereford, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth719548/m1/1/: accessed May 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Deaf Smith County Library.