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I Sk Smuinsuille Herald CAUT0M0BIL£ 1
Brownsville Club Miss Barbara Payne C /~\ P T p rP *V^ Phone Number Valley Society News
\ and Social Activities Editor O V-/ A A-i A X Seven and Events | ■ *,
(Local District Has
Third Quota Raised
An interesting list of figures •'as
reported at the meeting of the state
Biennial board which was he-d at
San Antonio the first of th-s week
which concerns the financial contnbu
tions being made in the state for the
support of the coming meeting, c*
cording to Mrs. Volney W. Tc'lor,
who attended the meeting a? ch-i r
nan of finance from the Fiftn d:s
i rict.
I Through the efforts of Mrs. W. F.
L Potter, state federation r ;fnt»
9 Mrs. S. Q. Lee, biennial atta
chairman, and Mrs. Homer P. Wade,
biennial treasurer, together v .t lo~
cal club women pledges of S10 ' " iu
San Antonio, $5,000 in Dallas, ; 1
in Fort Worth, and $1,000 in Waco
have been secured for the carr; ?■'
*>n of plans. Mrs Potter and the
^Hfsident of the Fourth d :r: t of
federation, Mrs. F .nr r..
*re honor guests in Houston this
week.
The quota of dues at cents
per club member in the F fth dis
trict amounts to about S ’ 1 and Mr
Taylor reports that abouf $l(,l|0 of
that has been paid into her— little
less than a third of the total amount.
When asked regarding the situation
jin the Biennial board ever the pro
! test against the displacement of Mrs.
ij. H. Fields as local chairman—while
deploring the situation that had
arisen, Mrs. Tylor believes that it
was not in the province of the Bi
ennial board (which is entirely ap
pointive) to act on general federation
questions and to take any formal ac
tion as to the local chairmanship.
Speaking of her stand regarding
! the question, she pointed out that
the success of the Biennial depends
on the harmony and full co-operation
1 of the board regardless and full and
i steady support to Mrs. Henry P.
Drought of San Antonio, the newly
I appointed local chairman, who had
previously been acting as San An
I tomo chairman.
Many social events have been al
ready planned for the Biennial, tha
main function for the Texas women
being the Texas dinner the Saturday
evening previous to the regular busi
ness session. Valley club women are
partjcularl^inte^ested in the pro
the guests to
Corpus Christi and the Valley after
the Biennia! sessions close. The Val
ley Federation is already making
plans for their entertainment here
and solicit the support of all Valley
I members in making the guests en
' joy their short stay.
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ANNOUNCEMENT
One of the large social activities of
the coming week is the benefit bridge
given at El Arco tea room Wednes
day under the auspices of tfce Am
erican Auxiliary of the John Hanson
post, the local unit. The games are
scheduled to begin at 2:30 o’clock
and many of the club which meet
regularly on that day will either
postpone their meetings or adjourn
early so that the members wishing to
attend the function may arrive there
in time. Final plans for the bridge
were made at the meeting cf the Aux
iliary Thursday evening.
• • *
LARGE PARTY AT CLUB
Three out of town guests were hon
ored at a bridge party given at the
Country club Thursday afternoon by
Mrs. M. Edelstein when she enter
tamed in a setting of Valentine sug
gestions of red and white roses in
abundance in keeping with the large
candelabras filled with red tapers in
the large card rooms.
The honored three were Mrs. A. E.
Beaudett. sister of Mrs. B. M. Freu
denstein here visiting for some time.
Mrs. Battoff of Baton Rouge, La., an
aunt of Mrs J. K. Junkin also a guest
in the city for several weeks, and
Mrs. I. H. Jacobs of Richmond, sister
of Mrs. I. Dorfman. Each guest was
presented a remembrance of pairs of I
velvet table shields from the hostess.
Others receiving gifts after the
scores were totalled were Mrs. G. S.
Bremont. first prize, a rainbow col
ored table crush; Mrs. Jacobs, second
high score, a tapestry table runner;
and Mrs. Freudenstem, low score, a
wrought iron table lamp with a
parchment shade. Mrs. E. Champion
received the cut prize, a little con
sole light with the base in the shape
of an elephant.
A two-course refreshment, of red
jellied salad followed by red heart
shaped cakes served with rosebuds
and tulips molded in ice cream.
Guests present besides the men
tioned prize winners and the honored
guests are Mesdair.es J. S. Spikes,
Fritz Schmidt, William C. Craig, Sr.,
Marshall White. Henrietta Signor,
John Starck. Ted Graham, J. M.
Stein, W. F. Moothart, Hugh Harper,
Burt Hinkley, Jr.. Milton Wentz. Hol
land Wood. W. T. Aldridge, Robin
Pate, George Wilson, Clarence Owens,
Blanche Loew, B. L. Cain, H. L.
Thomas. Fort! Lockett, John Mc
Cleary, R. E. Isom, H. G. H. Weinert,
Travis Jennings, V. W. Taylor. J. K.
Junkin, James Skelton. Jr., J H. Bat
sell. Z. A. Rosenthal, R. B. Schwartz.
Richard L. Morris. Randolph Wright,
Lee Adamson, G. T. Hamilton. H. D. i
i Seago, Thomas H. Sweeney, R J. i
Clow. Lula George, A. K. Black,
W. W. Kyle, and Hearne.
9 9 +
THREE BIRTHDAYS OBSERVED
An informal 6 o’clock dinner was
1 given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. I
A. L. Banta in El Jardin Friday eve
ning complimenting three Browns
ville and El Jardin friends whose
birthdays occurred on that day. The
honored ones were Mrs. Hugo Milde
of Kaw City, Okla., who has accom
panied her husband to the Valley
for the past several winters, Miss
Dortha Banta, daughter of the host
and hostess, and Emil Blanck, a
neighbor of Mr. and Mrs. Banta.
The featured attraction at the
close of the dinner was an unusually
large birthday cake holding fifty
large candles, suggestive of the
’•fifty-fifty” idea of the hospitali
ty.
Besides the honored guests those
present were Mr. and Mrs. Banta.
host and hostess, Hugo Milde. Mrs.
M. C. McLauglin. who is Mrs. Milde’s
mother, Mrs. Blanck, and Claude
Cole, and Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Brews
ter of Crescent. Okla.
• • •
INFORMAL HOSPITALITY
Capt. and Mrs. Vernon M Shell
were host and hostess at an informal
dinner Friday evening for Capt. and
Mrs. Robert R. Maxwell and Capt.
and Mrs. Wilkie C. Burt. Capt. and
Mrs. Maxwell have recently arrived
at Fort Brown from Fort Clark and
have been honor guests at several
informal hospitalities at the homes
! of the fort officers during the past
week.
Mrs. Shell is leaving Sunday eve
ning for San Antonio where she
will remain about three weeks be
for coming back to Brownsville.
Capt. Shell is expecting the arrival
of a friend. Capt. B. G. Shoemaker,
the first of the week. He is driv
ing through to Brownsville by auto
mobile from Wichita, Kans.
9 9 9
MRS. KELLY ENTERTAINS
Mrs. J. A. Kelley was hostess
Friday afternoon at her home on
the highway when two tables of
bridge players assembled for the af
ternoon. High score winner, Mrs.
Fritz Schmidt, was awarded an or
nate candy jar and Mrs. M. D.
Lewis received a similar prize for
making second high. Red carna
tions and roses of the same color
were used in abundance about the
rooms, fitting in with the color j
scheme of red heart-shaped cakes ,
and the fancy salad.
Those present were Mesdames
Hugh Barnes. Jack Martin, Robert
Schwarz. M. D Lewis, formerly of ;
Florida. John Kidman of Des Moines, ;
Iowa, Miss Florence Bell, and the
hostess.
• • •
CLUB W ITH MRS. TAYLOR
Red lighted tapers furnished il
lumination in the card rooms at the
home of Mrs. Volney W. Taylor
when the 1925 Bridge club met Fri
day afternoon. Red roses and red
refreshments were other suggestions
of the approaching Valentine sea
son.
Prize winners for the afternoon
were Mrs. G. A. Tanner, club prize;
Mrs. Homer Morrow, guest prize, a
brass door knocker; Mrs. C. P. Tyr
rell, cut prize, ornate handkerchief.
The hostess presented Mrs. Fred
Ramsdell. here visiting friends in
Brownsville a few days from Phila
delphia, Pa. a box of linen hand
kerchiefs also.
• • •
NE WCIRCLES FORMED
A new plan of formation has been
adopted by the Women's Missionary
society of the Methodist church of
which Mrs. Willie A. George is presi
dent. Four circles were organized at
the last meeting, each with an indi
v.dual chairman, and separate meet
ings will be held by these groups with
a joint meeting at stated intervals.
Chairmen of the circles are as fol
lows: Circle Number One, Mrs.
Henrietta Signor; Circle Number
Two. Mrs. C. W. Colgm, Circle Num
ber Three, Mrs. C. N. Hill; and the
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MONDAY
Meeting in circles of the Women's Missionary society of the
Methodist church. Circle No. 1, Mrs. Henrietta Signor, hostess. Circle
No, 2, Mrs. C. W. Colgin, hostess; Circle No. 3, Mrs. C. N. Hill: and
young matrons circle, Mrs. R. E. Green. All meet at the homes of the
hostesses at 3 p- m.
Benefit program at the high school auditorium under the auspices
of the First Ward P.-T. A. at 8 p. m.
Circle Number Three of the Missionary society of the Baptist
church will entertain in a social session at the church beginning at 3
p. m. A cordial invitation is issued to all Baptist women of Brownsville.
Circle meetings of the Women's Auxiliary of the Presbyterian
church are as follows; Circle No. 1, Mrs. Clem Lamberth, hostess at
the church; Circle No. 2. Mrs. A. G. Dietel, .hostess a? her home; Cir
cle No. 3, Mrs. Robert Schwarz, also hostess at her home. Meetings
are at 3:30 p. m.
Ladies Altar society will meet at the home of Mrs. Augustine
Celaya, Sr., on the corner of Fifth and St. Frances streets at 8:30 p. m.
Ladies Aid society circles of the Christisn church will meet. Num
ber One at the church at 2 p. m.. and Number Two at the home of Mrs.
C. F. Hurst.
TUESDAY
Tuesday Bridge club. Mr* Robin Fare, he^ her home at
3 p. m.
Just Sew club, Mrs. William Richter, hostess at he jorae at 3 p. m.
Mardi Bridge club will meet with Mrs. W. B. ' at her
home in West Elizabeth street.
WEDNESDAY
Benefit bridge at El Arco tea room under the auspice? of the Amer- |
ican Legion Auxiliary, beginning at 2 30 p. m.
Evening Bridge club meets with Miss Mary Mattingly at her home
in San Carlos Annex.
Self Culture club will meet at the Methodist church and adjourn
so that some of the members may attend the benefit bridge.
Brownsville Music club rehearsal at the Baptist church at 9 30 p. m.
THURSDAY
El Jardin Bridge club. Mrs. Ivan C. Ford, hostess at her home at
2:30 p. m.
Civic League will meet at 3 p. m. at the Chamber of Commerce,
G. C. Richardson, manager of the local chamber, will address the meet
ing.
SATURDAY
Meeting of the Mercy hospital auxiliary at the hospital at 3 p. m.
young matron's circle, Mrs. R. E.
Green.
Monday each circle will meet at
the home of its respective chairman
for a missionary lesson and Bible
study. At the last meeting Mrs. Sam
Houston, Mrs. Fred Tate, and Mrs.
A. W. Neck were made delegates to
the next church federation meeting.
• • *
MRS. MONROE ENTERTAINS
Three guests were present at the
party given at the home of Mrs.
Laura Monroe, complimenting the
members of the Friday Bridge club.
They were Mrs. Edgar Hicks. Mrs.
J. S. Spikes, and Mrs. L. B. Shiflett.
Mrs. Henrietta Signor made the high
score for the afternoon and was fol
lowed by Miss Elsa Walther, both re
ceiving prizes.
Valetine tallies and score cards
were featured. The next hostess
was not decided upon at the meeting.
• • «
POSTPONED MEETING
The regular monthly business
meeting of the Business and Profes
sional Women’s club has been post
poned from Tuesday, February 14, un
til February 21. it has been an
nounced. All members of the club
planning to attend the general Val
ley meeting at Harlingen Thursday
evening are asked to notify the local
president., Mrs. A. C. Hipp, as soon as
possible.
• • •
C. L A. LUNCHEON
Among those from Brownsville who
attended the C. I. A. luncheon at the
Stonewall Jackson hotel in San Be
nito Saturday at 1 o’clock were Misses
Elizabeth Webster, Mary McCollum,
Julia Smith, and Mesdam.es H. C.
Rader. Ira Webster, John H. Hunter,
and Dick Harris.
Guests of honor at the luncheon
were H. L. Hubbard, president. of
C. I. A., and T. 0. Walton, president
of A. & M. College. Both visitors
made talks during the meeting.
• • •
PERSONALS
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Campbell
spent the week-end in Mission, re
turning with Mrs. Campbell's young
nephew. Jack Wright, who has been
visiting them a few days.
Mrs. R. L. Berlin and Mrs. J. E
Brooks of Sedan, Has., left Saturday
evening for San Antonio after about
a week spent in Brownsville visit
ing. They are friends of Mr. and
Mrs. Hugo Milde of this city.
Miss Sue Smith of Raymondville
is spending the week-end in Browns
ville visiting her mother, Mrs. Judy
Smith on Adams street.
Miss Annie Tucker, instructor in
the junior college at Edinburg is
spending the week-end at the home
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. C.
Tucker, here.
Mrs. Dick Harris and Misses Julia
Smith and Mary McCollum were
those from Brownsville attending
the C. I. A. banquet.
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WESLACO
BOARD MEETING ^
The executive board of Health^^B
Welfare association met at the jflH
byterian church Tuesday moBrr.gl
Mrs. B. H. Cotton presiding. Mrs!
J. B. Morgan gave a report of hed
work with the association's nurse id
its health clean up in the MexicajJ
section and stated that nearly all thji
work had been completed in thdi
section. Mrs. Harry Ratliff gave a
. report of the sewing class. The num
i her of those asking charity here was
I also discussed and help aked in han
dling these cases.
• % •
l One of the season s events is the
i bridge party to be given by Mrs. H.
Raymond Mills and Mrs. C. Lester
i Skaggs at the Stonewall Jackson hotel
I «t SanBBenito next Tuesday after
noon. ™
Invitations have been issued for
the affair which will be a 1 o’clock
bridge luncheon.
• • ¥ a
The Fidelis class of the Baptist
church entertained at leap year party
Monday evening at the home of Della
Crowley. Members of the class gave
invitations for the affair to the men
and escorted them to the party.
Games were played and at a late hour
refreshments were served. Those at
tending in addition to members of
the class were J. A. Emery, “Doc”
Odom, J. Partridge, Haney Cook,
W. R. Willingham, Floyd Langford,
Ted Sneed, Frank Terry, Howard
Hamm, and C. E. Kelly. Mrs. E. R.
St. John, teacher, and Mr. St. John
also attended the affair.
• * •
The semi-monthly meeting of the
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We are pleased to an
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We have just received a
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every week from now on.
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Llano Grande Home Demonstration
club will be held at the Community
House next Friday afternoon. A num
ber of new rules have been added to
the charter and also regulation of
attendance has been made and will
be explained at this meeting.
Plans for a meeting to entertain
friends of the members is also ex
pected to be discussed along with
the program for the future meetings.
The county year books did not carry
the programs as expected and some
thing further on the matter will have
to be decided at the next meeting.
• • •
The Business and Professional
Women's club will meet at the Bap
tist church Monday evening for its
regular meeting. Mrs. J. B. Scott,
president, has announced. A busi
ness meeting will be held and a num
ber of new members received into the
club.
• • •
The faculty of t#he music conserva
tory of the Edinburg Junior College
gave a musical program at the high
school Friday evening under the aus
mces of the Study club. Prof. G. E.
Hurt assisted by Mrs. Hurt, Emma
Gene Baker, ar.d Messrs. Sinette and
Hendricks gave a program of compo
sitions by Kreisler. Gilberts, Fisher,
Ponce, and Dvorak.
\ MERCEDES
. and Mrs. Blake Seay returned
Tuesday from a two weeks’ visit in
Chicago.
Mrs. Ralph Lovc|j^tno children,
Florence Louise anal^Hj^^ve re
turned from a visit ar.dl
relatives in Dallas.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hupp
guest? this week of Mr. HupjC^^IP
ter. Mrs J. G. Cox andij&my in
Alamo.
Mr. and Mrs JJj^^Kham of Gal
veston spent^days here this
week visitii^®P*nds. Mrs. Durham
wes formj^^wjliss Ruby Thcu|^^^
and wayPonncctod several
ago with the Hidalgo County bank
of this city.
Mr. and Mrs. George Breeding re
turned this week from a visit to
San Antonio where they attended the
golf tournament. They were accom
panied ho®e by Miss Eddie Joe
Breeding who will visit in Mercedes
for a while. ^
Mr. and Mrs. R E. Kirkpatnck at
tended the golf tournament at Sin
Antonio, seturning this week.
Mrs. Volmer Roberts and son,
Volmer, Jr., of San Benito, were
guests this week of Mrs. Roberts’
! parents. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Rouse.
Mrs. M. G. Black of Donna was a
guest of friends here Wednesday.
Mrs. B. M. Sansom of Santa Maria
was a guest of friends here Wed;
nesday.
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Witmer left
Wednesday for an automobile trip to
r~
San Antonio, where they will spend
u week. They were accompanied by
Mrs. L. Terwilhnger and son.
Mrs. John Herndon and daughter,
I Sarah Ellen returned Wednesday
■ from San Antonio where they spent
several weeks with Mrs. He'rcdon'a
parents. Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Bass.
Mrs. Frank Chadick and da,ughtar,
i Mrs. Herbert Phelan, hava for their
house guest Miss Maude Clark of
; Galveston.
TO OPEN GROCERY
I SAN* JUAN*, Feb. 11.—The coming
; week will see the opening of the Red
i Front Grocery here under the owner
! ship of J. A. Hour.el and C. F. Parker.
Mr. Housel has been engaged in buai
I ness in the Valley for the past five
years, having been located in Edin
burg, Pharr and Mercedes. Mr,
i Parker came to the Valley from Kan
I sas City eight, year* ago.

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