The Texas Mesquiter (Mesquite, Tex.), Vol. 66, No. 27, Ed. 1 Friday, December 10, 1948 Page: 1 of 6
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DALLAS COUNTY’S OLDEST NEWSPAPER
IN ITS 66th YEAR—NO. 27
MESQUITE, TEXAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1948
City Council Votes To Increase Property
Valuations One Third For 1948
CORINNE NEAL COOK
BACK HOME AGAIN!
Back home again! And it’s won-
derful. I can truthfully say now,
that “there’s no place like home.”
My happiness at being home again
with my family and friends knows
no bounds. Tears of happiness
trickle down my cheeks, now and
then, as I think how fortunate I, and
others in America, are, to have the
privileges we have.
For the welcome given me at the
airport, at the Mesquiter office and
at home; the friendly greetings, the
telegrams, the letters, the flowers,
the telephone calls—and, especially
for the many prayers, that were said
for my safe return from thousands
of miles of flying over land and sea,
across mountains and deserts, I am
deeply grateful. You, my family and
friends will never know what your
love and friendship mean to me.
If the privileges that I have had,
do nothing more, than give me a
greater appreciation of my fellow-
man, I feel that the experiences,
many of which I would not want to
repeat, have been worth all the wor-
ry and anxiety they caused. My hope
is that my experiences as related in
this column may be of some bene-
fit to others, as they will have a
better understanding of our associ-
Manila Bay is beautiful. We
thought of the days when Admiral
Dewey steamed into Manila Bay dur-
ing the Spanish American war. The
American influence is prevalent
throughout Manila. The numerous
educational facilities surprised us.
The city has universities, technical
schools and colleges. I can’t imagine
any city having more schools in pro-
portion to size and population. Eng-
lish is spoken. American dress is
worn. American ideas seem predomi-
nant. Most of the institutions of
learning were damaged during the
war, but the Filipinos have met the
situation, and the education of the
youth is going on without interrup-
tion. The city has made rapid recov-
ery since the war. Reconstruction
and repairs have eliminated the signs
of destruction, and the memories of
war, in many instances. Business
seems more or less normal, and the
people seem rather happy.
RUMORS OF WAR
In Manila we heard stories of the
riots and war in China—our next
stop. The thought of not continuing
to China was out of question, unless
government regulations prevented.
Our ticket home read Hongkong,
Shanghai, Tokyo and Hawaii. Pan
American representatives thought we
would have no trouble. As we left
Manila; on' Friday, Nov 12, reports
on China, particularly Shanghai, be-
came conflicting. One person would
say one thing, another person some-
thing else. But, always we found Pan
American advise reliable and sound.
(The PAA men in all the countries
we’ve visited, have had a keen in-
sight into the actual conditions un-
der which the people are living, and
the government operating.)
Mr. and Mrs. Oppenheimer said
they would" see us in Hongkong Sat-
urday. They left Manila Thursday to
fly to Siam and then to Hongkong;
We met them there Saturday after-
noon at the" airpbft as we took off
for Shanghai—and warring China.
n ' —t;— -
ONE OF WORLD’S BEAUTY SPOTS
Nov. 13-—Our arrival in Hong-
kong, China, a British possession,
about 10. o'clock .Friday morning,
gave us two days to enjoy the beau-
ties of this free port. The plane
landed at the Kowloon airport, one
of the most beautiful, if not the most
beautiful airport in the world. Situ-
ated on Repulse Bay, between the
mountains, the plane dropped quick-
ly to the ground to land safely on
what is said to be one of the most
dangerous runways in the world. Rio
de Janiero is no prettier than the
Hongkong, China setting. All pas-
sengers are thrilled with the sea, the
mountains and the tiny landing field.
Transportation was furnished to the
Penisula Hotel, where our bags were
deposited at China National Airways
Command. Two coolies loaded our
Si5,000 Budget Is
Approved For 1949
The Mesquite City Council Tues-
day night voted to increase property
valuations by 33 1-3 per cent on the
194 8 tax roll and to adopt a SI5,000
budget for the new year. The tax
valuation increase will apply to a
new roll computed on 1941 values
and submitted at the Tuesday night
meeting by a three-m&n valuation
The budget, prepared by City
Auditor David Stanley, was present-
ed to the council by Alderman L. M.
The valuation board, composed of
Jack Nesbit, Lyndell Davis and Fel-
ton Dean, submitted the new tax
roll after several weeks of study.
Upon motion of Alderman B. L.
Harvey the council adopted a system
of property evaluation used by the
three-man board in its recent studies.
Nesbit asked that the records be
kept up to date from information
supplied in applications for building
The cbuncil instructed City Secre-
tary Bette Mikel to mail out notices
to taxpayers showing the new valua-
tions and announcing the date of
an equalization board meeting.
The Council also;
1. Heard a request from citizens
owning property in Block IS that a
20-foot alley be opened through the
block. Sam Rutherford, owner of
house and garage apartment shown
by a survey to be in the alley, was
asked by Alderman Harvey to write
a letter indication his intention to
move the buildings.
2. Passed an ordinance confirm-
ing a contract with Ben Sira and
Company of Dallas for construction
of water and sewer lines in Wild-
wood Addition, and providing for the
issuance of 4 Per Cent time warrants
in the principal sum of $12,750 in
part payment of such construction
3. Praised the work of Acting
Water Supt. Fred Roberts, but de-
ferred granting of a salary raise
pending a study of the city’s fin-
4. Agreed that 19 47 tax valua-
tions would be used in computing
19 4 S personal taxes.
5. Instructed City Attorney Wein-
berg to prepare whatever papers are
necessary for the removal of cows
from the municipal area.
6. Failed to take official action
on a suggestion that O. C. McDear-
man be re-employed as superintend-
ent of public works. Mayor Ruther-
ford spoke in favor of his re-employ-
ment and Alderman J. W. Wiseman
stated that the city must have a
qualified man in charge. Alderman
L. B. McLaran suggested that the
city advertise for an experienced wa-
ter works superintendent.
Worthy Grand Matron
To Visit OJELS. Chapter
Mrs. Esther Baldwin, Worthy Grand
Matron of Texas, will visit Mesquite
Chapter No. S87 Order of Eastern
Star, Friday night. A special meet-
ing has been called to welcome her
at 8 p.m. at the Masonic Hall.
Prior to the meeting officers of
the Chapter will honor her with a
buffet dinner at the home of Mrs.
Annie Lois Humphreys. Officers in-
clude Mrs. Frieda Sumrall, Grady
Bradshaw, H. A. Rutherford, Mrs.
Mittie Rutherford, Mrs. Zula Bowen,
Mrs. Olive Carter, Mrs. Robert Hunt,
Mrs. Vernon Roivley, Mrs. Ferguson,
Mrs. Amelia Johnson, Mrs. Homa-
zelle Cope, Mrs. Lora Wimberley,
Luther Harbin, Mrs. Evelyn Crane,
Mrs. Ella Hood, Mrs. Grace William's,
Mrs. Frankie Bradshaw and Mrs.
Mrs. Warren Munson
Feted At Showers
Mrs. Warren Munson was the hon-
oree at a dainty stork shower at the
home of Mrs. J. L. Wickham in Tru-
man, Tuesday night, November 30th.
Mrs. Vernon Price directed games
suitable for the occasion.
The refreshment table, covered
with a lace cloth, was centered with
an’arrangement of white baby chry-
santhemum. Pink tapers burned at
either end of the table. Fruit cake
and coffee were served Mesdames
Morris Glass, Odell Steel, Paulino
Morris, Mordis Herron and Johnnie
Glass ail of Dallas; James G'ieghorn,
Tim Williams, M. C. Ware Jr., Rich-
ard Motley, Grady Little, Conley
Jenkins, Bryan Thompson Jr., Ern-
est Peretta, PearJ Price, Loy Yates,
Vernon Price, A. L. Lundberg, M. D.
Murphy, G. R. Porter, B. E. Thomp-
son, Victor O’Neal, Johnnie Hixon,
Clyde McGuire, Robert Blair, Mrs.
Hixson Sr., Miss Dorothy Speck, tne
honoree and hostess.
The teachers of the Mesquite
School honored Mrs. Munson at a
shower in the High School living
room recently. Miss Leona Jacks and
Mrs. Elizabeth Paschall were host-
esses. Refreshments were served.
Mr. Toby's Brother
Died In Dallas
Funeral services for A. Tobolowsky
58, of Dallas, brother of Ben Tobo-
lowsky, Mesquite merchant, were
held Thursday afternoon at Weiland
Funeral Church. Burial was in Tif-
eret Israel Cemetery.
Tobolowsky, pioneer in the dress
making business in Dallas, died Wed-
nesday in a Dallas hospital. He was
born and reared in Dallas. His fami-
ly pioneered in the Dallas Jewish
community and were among the or-
ganizers of the first Jewish syna-
gogue. He worked for Sanger Bros,
as a youth, later he opened the first
tie manufacturing plant in Dallas.
He had interests in numerous Dallas
manufacturing businesses in Dallas.
Survivors are four brothers, Ben
Tobolowsky, Mesquite and Dallas;
Rudben, Dallas; Sam, Hubbard and
continued on page 3
Hostess To Class
Mrs. DeWitt Wilkerson was. host-
ess to the Homemaker’s Class of the
First Baptist Church at her home
Mrs. Jeff Maxwell, president,
was in charge of the business ses-
sion. Minutes of the previous meet-
ing were read by Mrs. Wilkerson,
secretary. Reports were given-hy the.
various committees. Mrs. Grace Wil-
liams gave the devotional.
Refreshments of sandwiches, cof-
fee' and cake were served Mesdames
Conley Jenkins, Maudie Richardson,
Josie Cunningham, Clyde McGuire,-
B. E. Thompson, Grace Williams, R.
A. Wrest, Chaney Miller, M. D. Mur-
phy, Annie Weeks, J.eff Maxwell, and
The class Christmas party will be
at the home of Mrs. B. E. Thompson
in Truman, Thursday'night, Decem-
ber 16th at 8 o’clock.
Mrs. Clyde McGuire Ayill.be host-
ess for the January . 3rd ..business
meeting, at her home-.-
E. A. Firebaugh
Balled In Crash
Friends will be grieved to learn
of the death of E. A. Firebaugh, who
was killed November 18 when his
plane crashed near Cornith, Missis-
sippi. Mrs. Firebaugh was driving
through the country with their baby
and her sister-in-law and was to
have met Mr. Firebaugh at Jackson,
Tennessee for lunch. When she arriv-
ed at Jackson, and contacted the air-
port, she was given the shocking
Mrs. Helen Firebaugh sends her
address, where friends may reach
her: 8 07 Robinson Street
Mr. and Mrs. Firebaugh and their
small son, “Butch,” lived near the
Triangle community until last fall
when the refrigeration Company he
was connected with transferred him
to Neiv Orleans, Louisiana. He pur-
chased his own private, plane in the
spring and made many business and
pleasure trips Avhile living near Tri-
Thousand Dollars Pledged For Work
On Community House For Christmas Use
foe Arthur Graves
Honoree At Party
Joe Arthur Graves was honoree
at a party Monday on the occasion
of his fourth birthday. Joe Arthur is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
The refreshment table was center-
ed with an arrangement of yellow
and white baby crysanthemums.
Favors were tiny baskets filled with
candy. Birthday cake, ice cream and
coffee were served Beverly and Ken-
neth Davis, Sandra and Nancy Pas-
chall, Ronnie Bill and Larry Hanby,
Carmen Hodges, Phyllis McCullough,
Mrs. Eugene Sprague, Mrs. Jean F.
McCullough, Mrs. DeWitt Wilkerson,
Mrs. Vernon Paschall, Mrs. Robert
Lee Hanby, Mrs. Ola Bell Arthur,
the honoree and Mrs. Graves.
Junior Woman's Club
Plans Holiday Activities
The social calendar of the Junior
Woman’s Study Club is filled with
interesting activities for the holi-
The annual Christmas party is
scheduled for December 20th at the
home of Mrs. Emet Florence. Mrs.
George Lucas, Mrs. Tommy Coe, Mrs.
D. M. Lander Jr. are hostesses. Mrs.
TraA'is Hearon, social chairman, will
have charge of the entertainment.
Plans are undemvay for the New
Years Eve dance, destined to be one
of the highlights of the year’s events.
Mrs. Travis Hearon and Mrs. Dan
Royal Avere hostesses to the group
Monday eveniijg at the home of Mrs.
Famous women of the Bible were
discussed. Mrs. Robert Lee Hanby
led the program with her characteri-
zation oi Rebecca. Skits in the lives
on Naomi and Ruth were given by
Mrs. Richard Motley and Mrs. -James
Rutledge reviewed incidents in the
life of Mary. ,
A miniature Christmas tree made
of ornaments and surrounded by
greenery and pine cones decorated
the mantle" in the living room. Tall
red candles lighted the room.
The dining table, laid with a lace
cloth, Avas centered with a tiny tree
outlined Avith arrangements of white
mums, greenery, -pine cones and or-
naments. Refreshments of pink lem-
onade, green and red popcorn balls,
green and red open cheese sand-
wiches, lime jello and date nut bars
were served Mrs. Tommy Coe, Mrs.
Forrest Dobbs, Mrs. R. L. Hanby,
Mrs. Roger Holcomb, Mrs. J. PI.
Kitching, Mrs. D. M. Lander Jr.,
Mrs. George Lucas, Mrs. Jean F. Mc-
Cullough, Mrs. Richard Motley, Mrs.
Jack Nesbit, Mrs. Victor O’Neal, Mrs.
James Rutledge, Mrs. M. D. Seay,
Mrs. Frank Schulz, Mrs. Jim Swartz,
Mrs. DaArid Tosch, Mrs. Kenneth
Tribble, Mrs, Ary Turner, Mrs. Lee
Dean Watson, Mrs. Bennie Ray Wat-
son, Mrs. E. A. WTeinberg and the
Mrs* Shelton L. Heyer
Feted At Shower
Mrs. Shelton L. Heyer Avas compli-
mented with a stork shower last
Friday evening at the home of Mrs.
Jack Phelps, 68 31 Lacy Blvd. Mrs.
Frank Branger was co-hostess.
Mrs. Heyer Avas presented many
lovely gifts after which refreshments
were seiwed her mother, Mrs. M. L.
Rickman; Mrs. J. M. Chaney, Miss
Ann Sa\rage, Mrs. Fletcher Bentley,
Mrs. W. S. Sebastian Jr., Mrs.
Charles McCallum, Mrs. Ray Green-
man, Mrs. H. A. Hickman, Mrs. Her-
vey Hodges, Mrs. Harold Garrett,
Mrs. J. D. Young, Mrs. T. P. Austin,
Mrs. Allen Mathis, Mrs. Lester Man-
ning, Mrs. Kenneth Garner, Mrs. L.
F. Pore, Mrs. J. D. Carney, Mrs. J.
W. Weeks, the honoree and hostess.
Mr. and Mrs. Heyer have recently
returned from Freeport, Illinois
where they have made their home
since last April.
Mesquite To Be Host
League Spring Meet
District 14-A, consisting of these
schools, Carrollton, Garland, High-
land Park Junior High (Dallas),
Hillcrest (Dallas), Irving, Mesquite,
Pleasant Grove (Dallas), has com-
pleted organization plans for the
University Interschoiastic League
Spring Meet which is set for April 2
at Mesquite, for Athletic Events and
April 9 at Mesquite for Literary
Events, according to R. J. Kidd, di-
rector of the League.
S. Stanley Knapp of Hillcrest High
School, Dallas, has been named di-
rector General of the Meet. The fol-
lowing Contest Directors have been
Director of Athletics, M. D. Mur-
phy of Mesquite; Director of Decla-
mation, Dale Douglas of Pleasant
Grove High School, Dallas; Director
of Debate, Dale Douglas of Pleasant
Grove High School, Dallas; Director
of One-Act Play, Dale Douglas of
Pleasant Grove High School, Dallas;
Director of Extemporaneous Speech,
Dale Douglas of Pleasant Grove High
School, Dallas; Director of Slide
Rule and Number Sense, R. L. Turn-
er of Carrollton; Director of Music,
B. E. Dunagin of Irving; Director of
Shorthand and Typewriting, R. L.
Turner of Carrollton; Director of
Story Telling, B. E. Dunagin of Irv-
ing; Director of Ready Writers, H. D.
Pearson of Garland; and Director of
Spelling and Plain Writing, H. D.
Pearson of Garland.
Bride-Elect Feted At
Miss Mildred Gentry, bride-elect
of Herbert Cax’ender, was feted Avith
a miscellaneous shower Saturday
afternoon, December 4, at the home
of Miss Oma Jean Norwood.
Refreshments of hot chocolate and
cake were served Mrs. James Short-
nacy, Mrs. Bobby Miller, Mrs. Billy
Weeks, Mrs. Ray NorAvocd, Mrs.
George J. Paschall, Miss Lois Hin-
ton, Miss Margie Davis, Miss Ariine
Bratcher, Mrs. W. M. Nor\A:ood, the
honoree and hostess.
To keep carpenter Avork moving
on the community house, directors
of the Mesquite Chamber of Com-
merce Monday voted a $500 sub-
scription to the building fund. At
the same time, N. E. Shands, -presi-
dent of the First National Bank, an-
nounced the bank would pay a $5 00
pledge to the fund.
With the building fund replenish-
ed by this $1,000, Mayor Sam Ruth-
erford promised to have the com-
munity house ready for use before
Christmas Day. He said work would
be resumed immediately.
V/. L. Wilkinson told the chamber
of commerce directors Mesquite is
getting a bargain in the officers club
building noAv being converted into a
community house. He urged full sup-
port of the project.
The chamber directors also ap-
proved a suggestion by Wilkinson
that they go on record as being be-
hind the community house project.
A check made folloAving the di-
rector’s meeting showed that checks
totaling $2,573.77 had been dratvn
on the park board fund, Avhich Mon-
day was overdrawn.
Mayor Rutherford said before the
meeting that about $1500 is needed
to “get into the dry” or ready for
interior Avork on the community
house. Then. he said, a lot of those
who have promised free work can
“There is a lot of work promised
as soon as lights are available for
night work,” Rutherford said. “The
building should be ready for some
kind of celebration by Christmas if
we get the cooperation we need.”
The mayor said, too, that he hop-
ed to have an all-weather road ex-
tended off the Belt Line (GallOAvay
Street) Avithin the next ten days.
He also will encourage the- plant-
ing of memorial trees in a move to
landscape the 11-apre park site deed-
ed to the City of Mesquite by N. E.
Shands and Raymond and Anson
Holley. He said plantings of pecan
and live oak trees had been suggest-
ed a3 suitable memorials.
Attending the chamber of Com-
merce directors meeting were Walter
Robinson, president; Roger Hol-
comb, secretary; N. E. Shands, Has-
kell Wagoner, W. L. Wilkinson, Lee
Dean Watson, Dr. L. B. Sowell, E. B.
Range and Haynes Hanby.
Club Women Guests
At Annual Luncheon
Youngster Arrives On
Timothy Linn Duff arrived Sun-
day at Florence Nightingale Hospi-
tal in time to be among those to wish
his grandmother, Mrs. Lon McDaniel,
a “Happy Birthday.” Little Timothy
is the sony of Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Duff of Sterling City. He weighed
8 lbs. and 12 ounces.
Soon after bis arrival other mem-
bers of the family met at the home
of his grandmother to surprise her
with a birthday dinner. Present were
her mother, Mrs. Hanna Jane Sulli-
Aran; her children, Mr. and Mrs. Med-
ford Webb, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Branton, Mr. and Mrs. John Mc-
Daniel; grandchildren, Charles Lon,
Barbara and Sue Webb, Charles Lee
Branton, and Sandra McDaniel, mak-
ing four generations of the family;
Mr. and Mrs. Billy Little, Dallas, and
son-in-law, Walter Duff of Sterling
Mrs. McDaniel Avas very elated at
the arrival of the neAV grandson on
her birthday. Paternal grandparents
are Mr. and Mrs. Matt Duff of Hart.
The baby’s mother is the former
Miss Aleta McDaniel. Mr. Duff re-
turned Sunday evening to Sterling
City. Mrs. Duff and so.n are noAV
with her mother.
Lions To Honor Ladies December 21 st
With Christmas Party In Lunch Room
Lions Club President Charles
Hood said Wednesday the club
Avould hold only one meeting during
December and that it would be a
ladies night Christmas party sched-
uled for the evening of Dec. 21.
“It is customary to just have the
one meeting in December,” Hood ex-
plained. “This year the, party will
be held at 7 p.m. in the school lunch
room. The program will be similar
to that of the past two years, stunts,
Program details are in the hands
of the regular program committee
composed of Ellsworth Weinberg, G.
R. Porter and Roy Rupard, Avho will
be assisted on this occasion by W.
L. Wilkinson, the Rev. Charles
Workman and Ary Turner.
Hood also announced that a meet-
ing of Lions Club directors would
be held at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 14
at the Mitchell-Goodwin Lumber
Dallas County Home Demonstra-
tion Club Women were guests of the
Dallas County Council for the an-
nual luncheon and style shoAV Tues-
day, Nov. 3 0 at the Gas building in
A A'ery cleA-er program listed the
activities of the day in menu form in
keeping with the homemakers theme'
The Harvest Moon Cocktail prov-
ed to be a sing-song led by Mrs.
F. M. Hunstable who was accompani-
ed at the piano by Mrs, Leemon Ran-
ey. Recipe of the, day (Prayer), Mrs.
Jim Hale; Club Stews, Mrs. K. T.
West, commentator; Hash and Suc-
cotash (committee chairman re-
ports) , Mrs. W. H. Huffman, .Mrs.
E. G. Teasley, Mrs. Carl Herfurth,
Mrs. Ernest Ellis, Mrs. B. O. Whitby,
Mrs. Sam King, Mr.s T. C. BroAvnlee,
Mrs. W. H. Caldwell, Mrs. R. D.
Wilmut and Miss Mfinnie Thorpe;
End of Season Relish, Miss Orene
McClellan, Mrs. Winifred Stewart;
and Sweet Potatoes For A CroAA’d
(installation of officers), completed
the business program. A covered
dish luncheon was served at noon.
Tailored suits, afternoon frocks
and neighborhood frocks Held the
limelight in the afternoon clothing
reA'iew. Mrs.. W. H. Austin, Balch
Springs, took- second place in the
tailored suit division and Mrs. T.
M. Anderson, New Hope, placed
A newspaper clipping scrapbook,
compiled by Mrs. E. R. Boyd, Balch
Springs reporter, won first place in
the scarpbook contest.
Attending from the Balch Springs
Club were Mrs. H. A. Rutherford,
Mrs. W. H. Austin, Mrs. S. D. Hazle-
wood, Mrs. Calvin ‘Grayson, "'Mrs'. L.
B. Box, Mrs. F. R. Franks, Mrs. F.
M. Hunstable, Mrs. I. E. Miertschin,
Mrs. J. H. Timmons, Mrs. E. R. Boyd
and Mrs. C. L. Willis.
Lawson representatives included
Mrs. J. A. Moyer, president; Mrs.
Frank McKenzie, Mrs. H. I. Ridgell,
J: F. McGaughey, Mrs. L. B. Priddy,
Mrs. B. I. Green and Mrs. E. J. Wil-
Scyene members: Mrs. B. O. WThit-
by, Mrs. J. P. Bullock, Mrs. H. W.
Barham, Mrs. Alice Russell, Mrs.
Edith Wickizer, Mrs. L. J. Beavers,
Mrs. Guy M. Turner, Mrs. J. H.
G'regg, Mrs*. R. W. Manley and Mrs.
C. A. Madden.
Womans Club To Take
Cookies And Candy To
The Mesquite Womans Club is
sponsoring a drive for cookies and
candy to be taken to the tuberculosis
patients in the A^eterans hospital at
McKinney. “If anyone Avill be so
kind as to help in spreading a bit of
cheer to the 125 patients they may
take their donations to the home of
Mrs. James Bogart, 111 North Gal-
lOAvay,” said Mrs. F. B. Agnew, Avho
is aiding with the driA'e.
Cookies and candy should be tak-
en to Mrs. Bpgart by noon Wednes-
day so members of the club can
sort and package the food that af-
W. O. Gaston of Arp spent a week
with his sister, Mrs. Inez Durbin.
News of the success of “Come
Running,” the Mesquite Theatre’s
latest production, has reached far
coruers. The outstanding perform-
ance of the cast, coupled with the
cleverness of the play and- the elab-
orateness of the costumes, made the
show one to be long-remembered.
John Roberts Hanby, author of
“Come Running” and its director,
secured the authenic costumes from
Midville College, Alleghaney, Pa.
The director, the fifty characters,'
plus a large number of workers,
were untiri-ng . in their efforts to
present the excellent play. It proved
a -good financial project. The The-
atre was reported to have cleared
some $3 00.
Mrs. Betty Hobbs, Mrs. Evans and
son of Dallas Avere Saturday even-
ing guests of Don MincheAV. G'. W.
Spencer Jr. of Dallas was his week
end guest and all attended the Mes-
quite Theatre Club production
Mr. and Mrs. Elroy George an-
nounce the arri\'al of a son at St.
Paul’s Hospital Friday. The baby,
named Danny Lankford, weighed Sy>
lbs. He has a little sister, Donnie
Royelene, eighteen months old.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel A. Bowen
announce the arrival of a daughter,
Karen Ruth, born November 10 at
Florence Nightingale Hospital. The
baby weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces.
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