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
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
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
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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
Mr. and Mrs. Launer are to make
their home in Harlingen.
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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.
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.
1236 Elizabeth St.
Gift Boxes—one to five
pounds also Bridge Set
Boxes, Glove Boxes, Ce
dar Chests, etc.
“Butter Boo“ the new
Hard Candies, all col
ors, all flavors in bottles
large and small, also
Bulk Chocolate, Hard
and cream centers more
than thirty different
Also the famous Chick
en Bones. Almond
Crunch and Black Wal
nut Flakes in 1 lb. tins.
Fruits, boxes only.
Bulk Citron for Cakes,
M “Something different”
boxet* to order.
Shel’.t'J Almonds, Pe
cans, Walnuts. Filberts,
Pistachios, Cashew, etc.
Holiday Packing and
Rebekahs will hold limitation cere
Mrs. H. D. Seago hostess March
Learners' club with Mrs. G. S
RIO GRANDE CITY
MISS SOLIS IS
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.,
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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.
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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
Mrp- T. K. Petty cf San Antonio
was the only guest.
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DINNER BRIDGE AT
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
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
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.
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.
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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
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
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
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.
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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.
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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
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:
Band Concert Program:
March. Independents. Hall: Se
lection. Wondeland. Herbert; Waltz
Kiss of Spring. Rolfe; March. Ham
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
CRUELTY TO DROWN CAT
Squires was fined $200 for drowning
1 a cat, the court holding this to be
First Continental Tour
Great Marine Monster
In the Flesh—
Not a Skeleton
.An Educational Exhibit.
Carried on a special
steel railroad car
9 a. m. to 10 p. m.
Dec. 13. 14. 15. 1«
SOUTHERN PACIFIC DEPOT
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BY MRS. ALEXANDER GEORGE
Apple Sauce Fruit Cake
Creole Macaroni Baked Apples
Head Lettuce Russian Dressing
Apple Sauce Fruit Cake Coffee
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
Boston Brown Bread Sandwiches
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
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
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
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
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
Have you seen our furniture display for offices?
If it's for the office—We have it
! HARLINGEN 1
4gjg —of Course”
Has coma to bp known by the
people of Brownsville as the symbol
of transportation service. The men
who answer when you call 172
to ask travel questions are travel
experts, uniformly courteous and
pleased at an opportunity to serve
you. Most travelers say “Missouri
Pacific, of Course.” when placing
their orders for tickets and reser. >
vations. They appreciate a real >
f 1 1 t
Lv. Brownsville .9:00 pm
Ar. San Antonio .6-50 am
Through Steeping Cara
Day and Night to Houston
Day Train Night Train
Lv. 8:10 am Lv. 8:00 pm
Ar. 7:30 pm Ar. 7:30 am
Lv. Brownsville ..9:00 pm
Ar. Houston .7:30 am
Lv. Houston (Sunshine).,.. 1:15 pm
Ar! Memphis .7:00 am
Ar7~St. Louis .11:» am
Lv. Houston (Texan).10:30 am
Ar. St. Louis .8:20 am
Through Sloping Cars
Dining Car Service for all meals.
TWO FAST TRAINS DAILY
FT. WORTH • NEW ORLEANS
TRAIN 12 Tfc* PIONEER
Ar. Houston . 7:» P«
“— “ .9:30 cm *'20 am
Ar. Ft. Worth .7 40 am ' pm
CO RPUS CHRISTI
Lv. Brownsville .am ,1:2 2m
Ar. Corpus Chnati.11:40 am .2. A am
Buffet Parlor Car on Mornlr.g T/ain
MISSOURI PACIFIC LIKES •
*A Service Iruutution"
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