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 Po6t No. 43 has
Just completed and sent away its an-,
nual Christmas contributions to the
William Beaumont hospital for dis
abled veterans at El. Paso. Six pac
kages were mailed, the quota for the
Brownsville unit of the auxiliary
system. In each package were a
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 s*nt by Brownsville
Magruder Ford chapter of U. D. C.
to the Confederate Veteran's 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. Colgin 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
• • •
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
Krsonage Saturday evening at 8:30
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
Of 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
^ with her sister. Mrs. J. L. Wortmam.
f Little Jeanie Wortmam, who has’
been visiting her aunt, will return
to her home here with her.
OVER 1? MILLION JARS USED YEAPIV
1236 Elizabeth St.
Gift Boxes—one to five
pounds also Bridge Set j
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,
Mexican C a n d i e s—
» “Something different”
- i boxer* to order.
Shelit^ Almonds, Pe
cans, Walnuts. Filberts,
Pistachios, Cashew, etc.
Holiday Packing and
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[ Society Calendar
Rebekahs will hold lnltation cere
Mrs. H. D. Seago hostess Mardi
Learners' club with Mrs. G. 8.
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. Rosslter
Ganty of second high. Mrs. George
B Marsh won the guest prize and
the consolation went to Mrs. John
A. Pope, Jr.,
• • •
Captain and Mrs. C. W. Rich
mond entertained with an elabor
ate bridge-supper Wednesday even
ing at their quarters in Port Ring
gold honoring Captain and Mrs. E
M Pickett, 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 Garitv. 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 club rooms with Mrs J. P. Bass
and Miss Camile Block as joint
hostesses at a two course luncheon.
In the business meeting which
followed, 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
Mrs. T. K. Petty cf San Antonio
was the only guest.
• • •
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 earned out in
the table decorations and in bridge
tables and prizes.
The guests found their place at
small fables 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
Leans drew cut. prize and the honor
guests were presented with a gift
Those present were: Mr..tor and
Mrs. H. Taylor and Colonel Tav
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. Mrs. E. Owen Scott.
• • a
Mesdames E. Owens Scott and L.
B Ca rut hers Jr., attended the meet
ing of the R!o 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. Garcias 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 departments
are under the directions of the fol
Miss Vashtl Blume. sponsor of
the Junior Class; Miss Willie Bell
Fling sponsor. Seniors; Miss Ruth
Reed, sponsor. Sophomores: J. P
Warner, sponsor. Freshmen: in the
graaes. Misses Bess Enness. Lucil
le Wray. Annie Cecil “Ladv” Nol
an. Bernice Poster. Henriola Gregg,
and Nina Whitson: and Mesdames
Ear! Wha’tev and Enness.
• • •
MI SICAL 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
feature sonc of the program will
be the number. ■Singin’ In The
Rain.” from M-G-Ms Hollywood
Revue of 1929 and will be presented
Silhouette Is Not So Different
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 I’*e ever told you bow important they are in carinjr for ex
vremeiy tmn, fine nails.
If the nails arc 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 gam 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 breaking orr ana spn;ung
occurs after following this suggestion for several weeks.
Another splendid way to avoid breaking off 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 against
things and become bruised or broken.
Then. too. the fine nail can b®
protected by filing it a bit shorter
than Is customary for medium or
i heavy texture nails. It is well-known
that stronger nails remain free
frdm bruises under knocks that ab
solutely shatter more delicate nails.
A bit of olive oil massaged into
the nails and around the cuticle
each night will, after e short period
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, add
the castor oil. mix thoroughly and
then let cool. Just massage this into
the cuticle around the baae of the
rails each night, letting it remain on
Nalls, like hair, thrive on excess
circulation ao that massage Is as
vital to the health and beauty of the
nails as it is to the hair.
To massage the nails, apply a
liberal amount of cuticle salve or the
preparation made from the formula
suggested above, to the nails and
cuticle. Then, rotate the cushion
part of the thumb over the nails of
the left hand, rotating it ten tiracvi
to the right and then ten time* 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 tips of the fa»
1 gers gently by placing the thumfc
and first finger of the right hand at
I the side of each finder on the lelt
hand, and then pull them firmly oet
to the tips of the fingers. Hope*’
with the other hand. This helps tt
encourage a tapering contour fe*
the fingers as well as to stlmulat*
circulation and improve the durabii
ity 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. Audie Russell, Juani
ta Daniel, Dorothy Richardson.
I Louise Catherine Nolan, Sybil Nol
an. Alice Wirth. Chlois Hartsell,
Jhyllis Claus, Inell Rushing, Ruth
Clements, Edith Aaliaferro, Emde
Rickford, Catherine Owen Black,
Mary Ferrin, Mary Lester, Hassie
Harnett, Frances Dequista, Helda
Bookout, Grace Bookout. Christine
Wagner, and Marre Allen Castle
berry. Finis Easterling. Tobe Fitz
gerald. Jr., Carl Bavuso, and George
Robert Deitert. Those in the ”Sing
m' In The Rain ’ number are Mis
ses Willie Bell Fling. Henrioia
Gregg, Ruth Reed. Vashti Blume,
Bernice Foster, Lady Nolan, Bess
| Enness. Lucille Wray. Nina Whit
■ son. and Mrs. Enness and Mrs.
• • •
Miss Betty 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
nette Wirth, and Margaret O’Neal;
and Messrs. Ray Carter. Carmen
Heald. Gene Washburn, James Ball.
Jay Carter. Mike Foster. LeRoy
Wheatley, James Bernard. Bud
Nolan, and Mike Scott.
• • •
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
business visitor with her sister.
Miss Louise Nolan, in Harlingen
W.dnc day. Mrs. McWilliams is vis
iting her mother. Mrs. Wa’ter Nol
an. Sr., of this place.
Mrs. T. E. Washburn was a busi
ness visitor in La Feria Friday
Tuesday Band Concert
At Post Announced
The regular Tuesday band concert
at the post, by the 12th Cavalrj
band, under direction of Charles F
Waddington. will be held at 4:00. p
m. Immediately following the banc
concert at 4:35. o’clock the Post Ad
jutant. Captain William T. Halde
mann. will hold his usual formal di.v
mounted guard mount on the mail
Band Concert Program:
March. Independentia. Hall: S*
lection. Wondeland. Herbert; Waltz
Kiss of Spring, Rolfe; March. Han;
BOLT LEAVES BODY NTDE
Present. Eng—LiRhtning that kill
ed Sidney Hanklnson destroyed a I
the clothing he was wearing, bu
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
nized standard remedy.
At all drurjgittt SOc.
4 By LICY 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 Parts, or seen the new
things in the smart shops, vizualize
the exaggeration. Skirts are longer, j
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
ir is not so great that It will make
us look ridiculous.
The normal waistline does not
mean something up under the arm
pits, any more than the longer skirt
does not 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 the 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 frock 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 yoked
1 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 shirrines, 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
(Shakespeare 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 Englishwomans 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 k harsh. American
voice. An English voice is always
clear soft and pleasant. A womans!
voice whether of the low. sweet type,
the rich contralto kind, or the clear,
bell-like variety, should have a soft
pleasant tone, it should leave behind
with it6 hearer, something like a
Of course, a charming voice has
to be taken care of. The throat and
chest must be treated with a consi- j
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 J
the nose and not through the mouth.
Reasonable warmth is essential to
the throat and neck, but one should
not over coddle them or exclude
To cultivate a good speaking voice,
the correct pronunciation of words
must not be forgotten.
Much can be achieved in voice cul
tivation by clear enunciation and in
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 $200 for drowning
a cat. the court holding this to be
First Continental Tour
Great Marine Monster
In the Flesh—
Not a Skeleton
.An Educational Exhibit.
Carried on a special
steel railroad car
9 a. m. to 10 p. m.
Dec. 13. 14. 15. 1$
SOUTHERN PACIFIC DEPOT
I No. 1 NEBRASKA GROWN
We will start unloading these
about Dec. 10th
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FEATURING MARGLOBE I
Ask anyone who used our seed
Call for your calendar
1106 MARKET PHONE 449 j|
BY MRS. ALEXANDER GEORGE
Apple Sauce Fruit Cake
Creole Macaroni Baked Apples
Head Lettuce Russian Dressing
Apple Sauce Fruit Cake Coffee
(With 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
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 saure (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 cups
Cream the fat and sugar until
soft. Add the egg and apple sauce.
Add the rest of the ingredients. Boa'
for 2 minutes. Pour into a loaf par,
which has been fitted with waxed
paper. Bake for 23 minutes In a mo
derately slow oven.
For Christmas table decorations,
tie sprigs or holly on tall tapers
which have been placed in low hold
ers. The holly can be held in placa
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, ns it then will be indiges
To smooth frosting on cakes, use
a spatula or bu>ad knife which has
been dipped in warm water.
Hot oyster stew, celery, crackers
and pickles are suggested for serving
after snow rides, skating or oth<*r
parties in cold weather.
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Quickest relief ever known for B
cough* or cold*. I*o “dope." Safe ■
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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
mi—ii ll■l■l ■» .....in i m
Has coma to be known by the
people cf Brownsville as the symbol
of transportation service. The men
who answer when you call 172
to ask travel questions are travel 1
experts, uniformly courteous and
pleased at an opportunity to serve
you. Mest travelers say “Missouri
Pacific, of Course,” when placing
their orders for tickets and reser.I
vat Ions. They appreciate a real I
f t f f
l_v. Brownsvtll® .. 9:00 pm
Ar. San Antonis .6:90 am
Through Steeping Car*
Day and Night to Houston
Day Train Night Train
LV. 6:10 am Lv. 9:00 pm
Ar. 7:30 pm Ar. 7:30 am
Lv. Brownsville .9:00 pm
Ar. Houston . 7:30 am
Lv. Houston (Sunshine).... t:tS pm
Ar. Memphis .7:00 am
Ar. St. Louis .1t:30 am
Lv. Houston (Texan).10 90 am
Ar. St. Louis .I 20 am
Through Sleeping Cara
Dining Car Servlre for all m»ajs.
TWO FAST TRAINS DAILY
FT. WORTH - NEW ORLEANS
TRAIN 12 *»• PIONEER
tv. Brown svll Is .« 2 2®
Ar. Houston .7:30 pm_7.30am
Lv.NWton .9:30 pm % • » *2
Ar. New Orleans .7:« am_• ?
Lv7~HouTt<>.~i5:10 Pm 10:H am
Ar, Ft. Worth .7:40 am 7.« pm
Lv. Brownsville .an1 .IjS 22?
Ar. Corpus Christ! .11:40 am 2 M am
Buffet Parlor Car on Morning Train
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