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On Christmas Charity While organizations of Brownsville have been busy with Christmas plans for their own entertainment and benefit, they have not forgotten that “Peace on earth, good will to men," calls for a bit of Christmas cheer for the unfortunates. The American Legion auxiliary of the John Hanson Post No. 43 has ^ just completed ana sent away its an-.; * nual Christmas contributions to the! William Beaumont hospital for dis-1 abled veterans at El. Paso. Six pac kages were mailed. the quota for the Brownsville unit of the auxiliary j system. In each package were a j fountain pen. pair of bedroom slip pers, toilet articles, stationary, cigar ettes and tobacco. Mrs. George Ham ilton is president of the auxiliary, and the packages were arranged un der the direction of Mrs. R. C Mor ris. Twelve bushels of Valley grape fruit have been sent by Brownsville Magruder Ford chapter of U D. C.l to the Confederate Veterans home) in Austin. Some such donation Is also an annual custom with the U. D. C. chapter as a Christmas greet ing for inmates of the home Mrs C. W. Colgtn is president of the lo cal chapter. Rebekahs and Odd Fellows of Brownsville are joining with other lodges of the Valley in sending a, car of mixed vegetables to the homes' maintained by the lodges. One car goes to the Old People's home at Ennis, and one to the orphans' home at Corsicana. The lodges will also send a car of fruit to the homes af ter Christmas is over. Auxiliaries and missionary socie ties of Brownsville churches are en gaging in similar Christmas cheer work. • • • El Jardin Man and Kansas Girl Wed Harry Launer of El Jardin and Miss Ruby Brown of Mereden. Kan sas. were married at the Methodist parsonage Saturday evening at 8:30 bv Rev. J. E. Lovett, pastor of the Methodist church. A few friends of the young couple were witnesses of the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Launer are to make their home in Harlingen. « a a Comings And Goings • Oi Local People W. J. Bradshaw of Helena. Mont is the guest of his daughter. Mrs. James M. Adamson Jr., and Capt. Adamson, of Ft. Brown. Fred Kowalski and family return ed Saturday from a trip to Laredo. Mr. and Mrs J. A. Sherrill of San Marcos have returned to their home after a visit with their niece, Mrs. Sherwood Bishop. Mrs C. C De Coster and her two children of St. Paul. Minn. will ar rive Tuesday to spend the holidays p with her sister. Mrs. J. L. Wortmam. Little Jeame Wortmam, who has been visiting her aunt, will return to her home here with her. Christmas List CANDYLAND 1236 Elizabeth St. Complete BUNTE Line Gift Boxes—one to five pounds also Bridge Set Boxes, Glove Boxes, Ce dar Chests, etc. “Butter Boo“ the new one. Hard Candies, all col ors, all flavors in bottles large and small, also hulk. Bulk Chocolate, Hard and cream centers more than thirty different kinds. Also the famous Chick en Bones. Almond Crunch and Black Wal nut Flakes in 1 lb. tins. Imported Crystallized Fruits, boxes only. Bulk Citron for Cakes, Puddings, etc. Assorted Cake Sprinkles. Mexican Candies— M “Something different” boxet* to order. Shel’.t'J Almonds, Pe cans, Walnuts. Filberts, Pistachios, Cashew, etc. Holiday Packing and Forwarding. Home Deliveries Phone 1164 -1 if—■ .. Society Calendar TUESDAY Rebekahs will hold limitation cere monies. evening. Mrs. H. D. Seago hostess March Bridge club. Learners' club with Mrs. G. S 8 tell. RIO GRANDE CITY MISS SOLIS IS CLUB HOSTESS Miss Alicia Solis delightfully en tertain the members of the Tues day afternoon at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. Solis. Mrs. Mary H. Edgerton was win ner of high score and Mrs. Rossiter Garity of second high Mrs. George B Marsh won the guest prize and the consolation went to Mrs. John A. Pope. Jr., • * • RICHMONDS ENTERTAIN WITH BRIDGE-SUPPER. Captain and Mrs. C. W. Rich mond entertained with an elabor ate bridge-supper Wednesday even ing at their quarters in Fort Ring gold honoring Captain and Mrs. E M Fickett. Captain and Mrs. S W. Robertson and Captain and Mrs H. L. Kidwell. all of whom will leave soon for a change of station. The approach of Christmas holi days furnished the theme of dec orations and the colors of red and green were executed in decorations and table apointments. Following a two course supper the guests played bridge with prizes being awarded to Mrs. H. E Taylor and Captain E .M . Fickett hold ers of high score. The guests included: Major and ! Mrs H. E. Taylor, their home guests. Colonel Taylor and Captain and Mrs T. K. Petty; Captain and Mrs. S. W. Robertson. Captain and Mrs. Ralph Lewis. Captain and Mrs. E M. Fickett. Captain and Mrs. Rossiter Garity. Captain and Mrs. H. L. Kidwell. Lieutenant and Mrs. Raymond Palmer, Lieutenant and Mrs. W. E Finnegan. Captain A. Olsen and Shemaker, Lieutenant George C. Cloussen. * a A .JOINT HOSTESSES AT LUNCHEON The regular meeting of the Wo man's club was held Thursday at the cmb rooms with Mrs. J. P. Bass and Miss Camile Block as Joint hostesses at a two course luncheon. In the business meeting which fo.lowed. Mrs. L. B Caruthers pre sided in the absence of the pres ident. She also gave a report of the meeting of the Rio Grande Valley Federation of Clubs held at Lyford Tuesday. Mrs. Harold Smith gave a review of “Chrysolis*. The members voted to dispense with the Christmas party and to cooperate with the Junior Club in the Community Christmas tree A donation of $10.00 was voted for this purpose. Mrp- T. K. Petty cf San Antonio was the only guest. • • • DINNER BRIDGE AT MARTIN HOME Dr. and Mrs. C. J. Martin en tertained delightfully on Thursday evening with a dinner-bridge hon oring Dr. and Mrs. J. M Doss of Edinburg. Decorations of the Yule tide were effectively carried out in the table decorations and in bridge tables and prtzes. The guests found their place at small tables where an elaborate four course dinner was served fol lowed by six games of bridge. Prizes were awarded to Mrs. E. Owen Scott and Captain Walter Hamil ton for high score. Captain Ralph Lewis drew cut prize and the honor guests were presented with a gift Those present were: Major and Mrs. H. Taylor and Colonel Tay lor. Captain and Mrs. T. K Petty of San Antonio. Dr. and Mrs. Doss of Edinburg. Captain and Mrs. Wal ter Hamilton. Captain and Mrs Ralph Lewis. Captain and Mrs. Garity. N?rs. E. Owen Scott. m m m PERSONALS Mesdames E. Owens Scott and L B Caruthers Jr., attended the meet ing of the Rio Grande Valiev Fed eration of Clubs held in Lyford Tuesday. They are president and corresponding secretary, of the or ganization. Mr. and Mrs. Garcia of Browns ville and little daughter are the guests of Mrs. Garcia's mother. Mrs. Elodia Monroe Captain and Mrs T K Petty of San Antonio are the house guests of Major and Mrs. H. E. Taylor of Fort Ringgold. SANTA ROSA STAMPS SELLING RAPIDLY The sale of the tuberculosis stamps is rapidly nearing the top in the Santa Rosa schools. The sales for the. different department* are under the directions of the fol lowing : • Miss Vashti Blume. sponsor of the Junior Class; Mis* Willie Bell Fling sponsor. Seniors; Miss Ruth Reed, sponsor. Sophomores; J. P Waener. sponsor. Freshmen: in the grades. Misses Bess Enness. Lucil le Wray. Annie Cecil Lady" Nol an. Bernice Foster. Henriola Gregg, and Nina Whitson: and Mesdames Earl WhatIQr and Enness. • • • MUSICAL RECITAL TO BE GIVEN Mrs J. P. Wagner has issued in vitations to her musical recital to be presented in the High School auditorium Thursday evening. The featirv song of the program will th*> number "Sinrin' In The Rain." from M-G-M's Hollywood Revue of 1929 and will be presented Silhouette Is Not So Different WELL-GROOMED HAND \ A BEAUTY NECESSITY — Brittle Finger Nails a Serious Problem for Many Women, Says Expert, Suggesting Daily Massage and Careful Manicuring as a Solution. By JOSEPHINE HUDDLESTON I’VE mentioned frequently in this column that emery' boards are an important part of every manicuring set. But I don’t believe that l’*e ever told you how important they arc in carinj* for ex tremely thin, fine nails. ... , ... - IT tne nails are of medium cr heavy texture an ordinary flexible steel file should be used for shaping and its use should be followed by a light smoothing over with an emery board. When the nails are very thin, however, the heavier type of file is too coarse unless it is manipulated with a light and deft touch. A professional mani curist has no difficulty in using the regular file but for the average person with fine nails split ting, uneven edges and bruising is apt to result unless one is particularly careful. By using the emery board, however, the nov.ee can gain satis factory results. Never file the nails just after washing the hands because the soap and warm water soften them, making the nails much harder to shape. Select rather a time when the hands have been out of water for several hours. Use the fine side of the emery board just as you would an K ... JQSEW HUDDirSTON ordinary steel file. You will find that less creasing on ana spn.wng occurs after following this suggestion for several weeks. Another splendid way to avoid breaking of! nails of thin tex ture is to file them every day. By doing this they don’t grow out so long and so do not knock aga.nstT things and become bruised or broken. | Then. too. the fine nail can be' protected by filing It a bit shorter I than is customary for medium orj heavy texture nails. It is well-known i that stronger nails remain free from bruises under knocks that ab-i solute’.y shatter more delicate nails. | A bit of olive oil massaged Into the nails and around the cuticle| each night will, after a short period j of time, strengthen and toughen them without making them actually | Heavier or coarser in texture. If the nails are ridged and brittle as well as thin, add six drops of castor oil to one half ounce of cocoa butter. Melt the cocoa butter, ad 1 tho castor oil. mix thoroughly and then let cool. Just massage this into the cuticle around the hase of thej nails each night, letting It remain on until morning. Nalls, like hair, thrive on excess circulation sc that massage is as vital to the health and beauty of the nails as It la to the ba:r. To massage the nails, apply a liberal amount of cuticle salve or the preparation made from the formula suggested above, to the nails aru? cuticle. Then, rotate the cushion part of the thumb over the nails of the left hand, rotating it ten timcn to the right and then ten times to the left on each nail. Then, use the left thumb to massage the nails on the right hand. When finished with the massage pull the tip* of the f.w gers gently by placing the thumb and first finger of the right hand at th'e side of each finder on the Jett hand, and then pull them firmly oat to the tips of the fingers. Hope** with the other hand. This helps « encourage a Upertng concur f*-» the fingers as well as to silmuiat* circulation and Improve the djrabl* tty of fragile nails. by members of the faculty of all the Santa Rosa schools. The cast of the entire program numbers 41. and includes: Misses Prances Sue Scott. Catherine Scott. Hazel Brooks, Aud.e Russell, Juani ta Daniel. Dorothy Richardson. Louise Catherine Nolan. Sybil Nol an. Alice Wirth. Chlois Hartsell, Jhyllis Claus. Incll Rushing. Ruth Clements. Edith Aaliaferro, Enide Rickford, Catherine Owen Black. Mary Ferrin. Mary Lester. Hassie Harnett, Frances Dequista. Helda Bookout. Grace Bookout. Christine Wagner and Marce Allen Castle berry. Finis Easterling. Tobe Fitz gerald. Jr.. Carl Bavuso, and George Robert Deitert. Those in the "Sing m' In The Ram" number are Mis ses Willie Bel! Fling. Henriola Gregg. Ruth Reed. Vashtl Blume. Bernice Foster. Lady Nolan, Bess Enness. Lucille Wray. Nina Whit son. and Mrs. Enness and Mrs. Earl Whatley. • • • INFORMAL DANCE HOSTESS Miss Batty Baurmann entertain ed Friday evening with an inform al dance and later with a slumber party for several of her friends. Those present were: Misses Velma Heald. Okla Atkins, Louise Uolan. Vera Heald. Edith Foster. Irene Wheatley. Frances Sue Scott. Min net te Wirth. and Margaret O'Neal; and Messrs. Ray Carter. Carmon Heald. Gene Washburn. James Ball. Jay Carter. Mike Foster. LeRoy Wheatley. James Bernard. Bud Nolan, and Mike Scott. • • • PERSONALS Jay Carter is visiting at his home here. He has been in San Antonio and Houston for the past several months. He arrived here Thursday morning and will remain for a few’ days before returning. J. L. Ball was a business visitor in Weslaco and Harlingen Wednes day afternoon. Mrs. L. G. McWilliams was a huFTness visitor with her sister. Miss Louise Nolan, in Harlingen Wednesday. Mrs. McWilliams is vis iting her mother. Mrs. Wa’ter Nol an. Sr., of this place. Mrs. T. B. Washburn was a busi ness visitor w La Feru Friday morning. ‘ I Tuesday Band Concert At Post Announced The regular Tuesday band concert at the post, by the 12th Cavalry band, under direction of Charles F Waddington, will be held at 4:00. p m. Immediately following the band concert at 4 35. o'clock the Post Ad jutant, Captain William T. Halde mann. will hold his usual formal dis mounted guard mount on the mail: parade ground. Band Concert Program: March. Independents. Hall: Se lection. Wondeland. Herbert; Waltz Kiss of Spring. Rolfe; March. Ham iltonian. Hall. BOLT LEAVES BODY NUDE Prescot. Eng—Lightning that kill ed Sidney Hankinson destroyed al the clothing he was wearing, bul left no mark on his body. Colds are often serious. Never neglect a cold. Each day millions of people use Grove’s Laxative BROMO QUININE-the recog Bized standard remedy. At all druggist* SOc. Grove's Laxative BROMO QUININE Tablet* Bv LUCY CLAIRE Fashion Writer for Central Press While the new silhouette is here, and here to stay with us for some time, revolters to the contrary, it is not being accepted in its most exaggerated form by American wo men. generally speaking. Criticism of women's clothes is as old as the Bible. No doubt even Mother Eve was criticized for wearing her skirts too short. There will always be this criticism, this revolt, whenever a new mode is introduced, because the majority of those who have not been to Paris, or seen the new things in the smart shops, vizualize the exaggeration. Skirts are longer, but not long, at least for daytime wear. Lines are fitted, but not to the squeezed-in figure of the naugh ty nineties. There is a change, but it is not so great that it will make us look ridiculous. The rormal waistline does not mean something up under the arm pits, any more than the longer skirt does ncr, mean five or six inches from the ground. The normal waist lines are still being posed on the top of the hips while we are gett ing ac ustomed to the raise. Our sports clothes are still almost straight lines, with skirt lengths about four inches below the knee. Afternoon frocks develop uneven hemlines with long in back or front or sides, or in points or scallops all around. Not such a terrific dif ference after all. Just a little great er length, a little more fullness and more molded lines. Conservative Model An example of one of the more conservative afternoon frocks in brown satin with eggshell trim is shown at the left of the sketch. The draping at fhe side and the swath ed hip give the modish soft lines that are in no way extreme. The eggshell collar repeats the drape on the skirt. Copper bronze kid pumps and eggshell hose are worn with this frock. A fro<*k or flat crepe in navy blue has its waistline placed nearer nor mal. yet does not look at all radi cal. This Is interpreted in a short jacket, or eton effect, with a voked skirt which dips in the front. The bodice has the effect of the tuck in blouse. Navy blue kid shoes of the one strap version accompany this frock, which you will find sketched at the right In the center is a two-piece frock of black satin, the blouse girdled in shirrings. and elaborated with a rose taffeta bow edged with chiffon. Achieving Beauty BY MADAME RUBINSTEIN Whenever I meet a woman for the first time, whether professionally or socially, I pay great attention to one thing, and that is her voice. If she is a client, or if she asks my advice in a voice that Is raucous or harsh or strident. I make a mental note at once—for my beauty advice does not stop at facts concerning creams and powders. A quality which I really admire rShakespeare makes mention of it more than once) is "a low gentle voice." because it is “an excellent thing in a woman." My own ex perience is. that of all the nations, the Englishwoman's voice is the most charming; some American wo men are apt to forget the import ance of voice culture. They allow their emotions to run away with them, and one does often hear a strident, or even a harsh. American voice. An English voice is always clear soft and pleasant. A woman's voice whether of the low. sweet type, the rich contralto kind, or the clear, bell-like variety, should have a sofr pleasant tone, it should leave behind with its hearer, something like a pleasant memory. Of course, a charming voice has to be taken care of. The throat anti chest must be treated with a consi derable amount of respect. Correct breathing is essential; the mouth should always be kept closed, so that all pernicious germs which affect the throat should be excluded, and everybody ought to breath through the nose and not through the mouth Reasonable warmth is essential tc the throat and neck, but one should not over coddle them or exclude fresh air. To cultivate a good speaking voice i the correct pronunciation of words must not be forgotten. Much can be achieved in voice cul I tivatlon by clear enunciation and in I giving each syllable its due. Also, take care that you do not allow your voice to become monotonous. 37 BRIDAL GUESTS POISONED DATCHET. Eng—The bride and groom as well as 37 guests were poisoned at the wedding feast for Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Moule. but all will recover. CRUELTY TO DROWN CAT BIRMINGHAM. Eng—William Squires was fined $200 for drowning 1 a cat, the court holding this to be j cruelty. First Continental Tour of a’ Great Marine Monster In the Flesh— Not a Skeleton 60 TON WHALE Unequaled as .An Educational Exhibit. Carried on a special steel railroad car OPEN DAILY 9 a. m. to 10 p. m. BROWNSVILLE Dec. 13. 14. 15. 1« SOUTHERN PACIFIC DEPOT - -■ _ * * • * * . . . . . • » BY MRS. ALEXANDER GEORGE Apple Sauce Fruit Cake Dinner Menu Creole Macaroni Baked Apples Buttered Biscuit Head Lettuce Russian Dressing Apple Sauce Fruit Cake Coffee Baked Apples iWith caramel flavor' 6 apples, peeled and cored; 1 cup dark brown sugar; 1 cup water; 2 tablespoons butter; 4 teaspoon cin namon; 4 teaspoon vanilla. Boil the sugar and water for 3 minutes Add the butter, cinnamon 1 and vanilla. Afternoon Tea Menu Cheese and Date Sandwiches Cut in Fancy Shapes Boston Brown Bread Sandwiches Tea Lemon Quarters Whole Cloves Orange Drop Cakes Apple Sauce Fruit Cake 4 cup fat: 1 cup light brown su gar; 1 egg: 1 cup apple sauce 'un sweetened'; 1 teaspoons cinnamon; 1 teaspoon powdered cloves; 1 tea spoon nutmeg; 4 teaspoon salt: 1 teaspoon soda; 1 teaspoon baking , powder; 1 cup chopped raisins; 4 cup currants; 4 cup nuts; 2 cup flour. I Cream the fat and sugar until ; soft. Add the egg and apple saucs Add the rest of the ingredients Bea for 2 minutes. Pour into a loaf par. which has been fitted with waxed paper Bake for 25 minutes In a mo derately slow men. For Christmas table decorations, tie sprigs of holly on tall tapers which have been placed in low hold ers. The holly can be held in place with a fine wire or an invisible hair pin. Cabbage contains valuable vita mins and frequently should be eat en raw' or cooked until tender Never cook cabbage until it has changed in color, as it then will be indiges tible. To smooth frosting on cakes, use a spatula or broad knife which has been dipped in warm water. Hot oyster stew, celery, crackers and pickles are suggested for serving after snow, rides, skating or other parties i:t cold weather STOP COUGH QUICK! ^SPECIAL! STS' PRESC HI PTION One ■wallow of Meofodene «ort» ,« couth in 1 tr mute. Amazing do- ■ tow? of s New York * penalises. ■ Quickest relief ever known for y coughs or cold*. f*o “done. " Safe ■ even for babies. At ail dructista. ■ I "~-r ————|n Useful ahc/. The useful things in life can be sources of pleasure as well. There's no reason why an office chair should not be as pleas ing to view and as comfortable as your favorite chair at home. There's no reason why your desk should not reflect your per sonal trends. 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