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BRIDE ELECT HONOREE
AT SURPRISE SHOWER
Miss Haaei Stone, whose approach
ing marriage to Rollan Carr has been
announced for Saturday evening.
December 21. was the honoree at a
delightful surprise bridge shower the
This charming hospitality was gi
ven by Miss Frankie Thompson and
Miss Evelyn Nevill at the home of
the former. Gifts were presented
the bride elect in a large toy auto
mobile and tally cards were clever,
carrying out this motif. Other de
corations were suggestive of the
efreshments were served to Miss
Stone and mother. Mrs. T. E. Stone,
Mrs. Fret well Gilmore. Mrs. Ray
mond Clifford. Mrs. Edward WallPr.
Miss. Nadine Weaver. Miss Adelle
Cook. Miss Jessie King. Miss Adelle
King. Miss Mina Marie Miller. Miss
Christine Yarbrough. Miss Donna
Clark, Miss Lavern Cook. Miss Opal
Miss Stone won high score and
Miss Pike second high. The latter
presented her gift to the honoree.
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A Christmas pageant is being plan
ned by the members of the Christian
church for the holiday season. The
committee was appointed Sunday
morning with Mrs. Bryant James as
chairman assisted by Miss Amebline
Foreman and Miss Allissa Hart. Mus
ical numbers will also be presented
WILD TURKEY DINNER
Trophies of a recent hunt in Mex
ico were served Friday evening to
members of the hunting party with
wim and frtencte being invited The
turkey with supplementary dishes
making a delicious feast served at
the Tom Buckow home was enjoyed
by Miss lone Van Vliet, Miss Ruth
Van Vliet. D. R. Hale. Carl Hale.
Mr. and Mrs. Monte Walker and
daughter. Elaine. Hany Crawford.
S. N. McWhorter, Mr. and Mrs Buc
kew and son, Eugene. After dinner
a radio program was enjoyed
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MRS. POWT.LL HAS
Mrs. W. F. Powell was hostess at
the regular weekly meeting of the
Thursday club. Nine members were
present with Mrs. Harry Solether
winning high score. Mrs. D K. Hen
ry, Mrs. C. Lester Skaggs. Mrs. John
Graves and Mrs. Kate Frances were
Cut flowers were used for decora*
ting and a salad and dessert course
was served. Mrs. C. M. Sherrill will
be the next hostess.
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AUXILIARY TO SERVE
The Woman's Auxiliary of the
Good Government League will serve
a Christmas dinner Saturday, at the
Community Hall from five until
nine o'clock. This supper is under
the auspices of the finance commit
tee of the Auxiliary with Mrs. P. P.
Doss as chairman.
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Mr. and Mrs. Tom Durham ol
Johnston City arrived Sunday to
. visit several weeks here with their
' daughter. Mrs. Clauda Kidder and
family. Mr. and Mrs. Kidder met
them In Beeville.
Mrs. E. S Jones and little daugh
ter. Carroll, left Saturday evening
for her home in Houston after visit
ing several months here with her
Krents. Rev. and Mrs. W. L. Shep
• Mrs. Emma Stephens, son. V. W.
Stephens and children. Miss lone
and J. T., and G. W. Catherwood of
Carnegie, Oklahoma arrived Satur
day morning to visit at the Henry
Martin home several months. Mrs.
Martin is a daughter of Mrs. Step
hens and a niece of Mr. Catherwood
Mrs. Charles Ruth and baby son
Charles. Jr., is here from Kansas
visiting her mother. Mrs. J. M. Wat
Mr. and Mrs W A Odom and
family of Rollo were Sunday guests
at the J. C. Odom home.
R E. Clark returned Sunday from
a business trip to Ft. Worth.
Mrs. Kate Frances arrived recent
ly from San Antonio with Mr. and
Mrs. James W. Frances and babv.
The latter returned after a short
visit but Mrs Frances will spend the
remainder of the winter here with
her daughters. Mrs. W. F. Powell
and Mrs John Craves.
Mrs. Lynn Wright has spent the
past week in Mission with relatives. I
MRS MORRISON IS
HOSTESS TO CLIB
Mrs. Grant Morrison was hostess
M a most enjoyable afternoon en
tertainment at the week-end. when
she entertained the Just We Neigh
bors club and a number of guests
at her lovely new home in South
Yellow and orchid chrysanthem
ums made attractive floral adorn
ment for the room where the guests
were entertained with contests and
games of various kinds, after which
a tempting refreshment course was
served. Twenty-three members were
Guests for the afternoon were i
Mrs T. W Carter. Mrs. ” Clark.
Mrs C B. McVean. Mrs. V.* R
Eaton. Miss Mona Bannerman. Mrs.
J. T. Wiggins. Mrs. R. e Kirk
patrick. Mrs T. R. Riggs. Mrs. N.
On Thursday, the Just We Neigh
bors club will have their Christ
mas program at the home of Mrs. I
P. P. Langford with Mrs. L. J.
Hartzell and Mrs. O. E. Ridenour
as joint hostesses.
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JT,\ pleasing hospitality of the week
an entertainment for the mem
bers of the Walther League of the
Immanuel Lutheran Church of this
place, given by the Rev. and Mrs.
A. Bartling at their home. The
Rev. Mr. Bartling is pastor of the
Baskets of poinsettias. a minia
ture Chr*st*na5 tree and red and
green wreaths and bells formed a
fectlve setting for the singing of
Christmas ca.ols and the playing
of games and contests in helping
with the aproarhing yuletide season.
The Christmas idea was also car
ried out in the delicious refresh
ments served a. the close of the
evening by the hostess asslted by
Miss Elvina Hohmeler and Miss
Others enjoying the evening were
Misses Beatrice and Dorothy Oher.
Marie Brui" Severna Franz. Velma
Fossler. An drey Cupier, Helen Dre
fe, Lydia Eils. Esther Marose and
Misses Clara Rltmeyer and Esther
Rosem of Wes'ico. and Arthur
Beil, Jacob Fossler, Alfred Schraed
er Henry Bruin, Fred Schraeder.:
Gus Weideranders. Walter Fils, Ar
thur Krueger. Marcus Eils. Ben
Karle. Ted Krueger and Howard
Stanzberry and Walter Hein of
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GROUP HAS DANCE
AT COUNTRY CLUB
A group of the younger set en
joyed an evening at dancing this
week at the Llano Grande Coun
Those forming the party Included
Misses Virginia Winn. Martha
Yearwood. Pauline Thigpen, Ocie
McNeil. Vera Barry. Marietta
Brooks, Audrey Crockett and John
Ghles, Billie Barton, Tom Black
well. Robert Rern, John Shaw. Jim
Pazaar and Woodrow Connrite.
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MRS. STUART IS
CLUB HOSTESS fc
The Coterie club was delightful
ly entertained In the home of lira.
Harved Stuart with twelve club
The Chi 1st mas note was carried
out in a color scheme of red and
green. Baskets of red polnsettias
were used at vantage points.
In the games of bridge Mrs. Wil
liam Coe scored for high score
trophy and Mrs. Fred Brook scored
Mrs. Stuart was assisted in en
tertining by her mother Mrs. D .A.
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WITH MRS. AVANT
The Embroidery club held Its
meeting this week in the home of
Mrs. F. L. Avant who was hostess
for the ccasion.
The time was spent in doing need
lework and in conversation, follow
ed by a refreshment course. Mrs.
t»eorge Baumgard was a guest on
PARTY IS CLUB *
Mrs. E. H. Kasey was a charming
host :s at the week-end when she
entertained the Needlecraft club.
Fifteen women were present on
this afternoon, guests being Mrs. H.
E. Bennett, Mrs. C. Neel and Mrs.
J L. Kasey.
On Friday Dec. 27. the club will
have a Christmas party at the
home of Mrs. E. B Witmer. when
there will be an exchange of Christ
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AUXILIARY TO AID IN
At the Friday night meeting of
BUY HIS GIFT AT HIS STORE
Only 6 More Shopping Days til Christinas!
It’s always a pleasure for
women shoppers to drop In
at The Fashion" and se
lect a gift for "him"—for
they know they're sure to
find a gift that will please
He buys her e—w h y
You can find gift* for him anywhere —
the trick is to be as particular as he ic!
C&ee Our Ad On
Men may not confess it but
when they launch purchas
ing pilgrimages for them
selves they ARE critics.
If your gift hopes to be
worn with pride, it must be
chosen with care—not only
as to style—but as to store!
You can depend on this
stock because it is authentic.
You will never see a Fashion
window or customer display
ing anything but good taste.
Hand Tailored Neckwear
Manhattan Shirts — Pajamas
Handkerchiefs — Gloves
Luggage — Belt Sets by Hickok
ALL WE ASK
is the opportunity to prove to you that a Sav
ings Account at the Merchants’ National com
prises all the essentials of an ideal investment:
We pay four per cent interest compounded
Mail your deposits, if more convenient.
CAPITAL STOCK —
Originally paid in.$100,000.C:
Increased from earnings 150,000.00 $250,000.00
Surplus fund, earned ......250,000.00
BR.OW N S VILLC - -TEXAS*
the American Legion Auxiliary it
was decided to make a donation to
the Elks hospital Christmas drive
of this place. The auxiliary will
give six sheets.
The twelve veterans in the hos
pital at Kerrville, assigned to the
local group will receive Christmas
presents from the auxiliary. Mrs.
W. J. Kramer and Mrs. H. C. Set
tles purchased the gifts for the
auxiliary and with the assistance
of Mrs. R. R. Talbert, these have
been wrapped and tagged in at
tractive packages and will be sent
in the near future.
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CHRISTMAS Ii: VARIOUS
LANDS IS DISCUSSED
At the regular meeting of the Girl
Reserves this week an interesting
program on “Christmas in Foreign
Land;” was r ented.
-he devotional was led by Miss
Audie Bell McKinney for the open
ing of the program, with Miss
Virginia Winn reading the intro
Miss Maude Tellis told of the
Christmas spirit in America and
the enshrining of spirit in Santa
Claus. Miss Martha Yearwood told
next of the Christmas customs In
Sicily. She said .he people of that
land believe that the spirit of
Christmas is an old woman who
distributes the gifts on Christmas
Miss Velma Giddle told in the
history of the Christmas custom of
hanging up one's stockings over
the fireplace, of it having origin
ated in Italy In Finland the beasts
of burden and birds are given extra
ration of food as Christmas gifts,
as told by Miss *V.;th Wood.
The Christmas season in Scotland
was described by Miss Anna Baum.
Money with which to buy gifts, a
obtained from the parents by tying
their legs to the table on Christmas
eve night. The entire Scotch family
also sleep on the floor Christmas
eve night to remind themselves of
the lowly birth of Christ. The
Christmas spirit in Greece was de
picted by Miss Elise Smith.
The Christmas season in Holland
is full of mystery, said Miss Es
lle Vann. The distributor of the
gifts goes throughout the streets
and gives the presents to the peo
ple. A Christmas tree Is a large
feature in the celebration among
the people In rmany. as shown
by Miss rrar Anderson.
Miss Pauline Thigpen said that
the people in Poland believe that
the spirit of Christmas descends
from the heavens on Christmas
night and distributes the gifts. Miss
Virginia Winn read the conclusion
for the program.
The members of the Oirl Reserve*
of the Valley plan to sing carols
on Christmas eve night. Plans have
also been completed for a Valley
wide Girl Rese: a hike on the first
Saturday in cacl** month. The
schedule for the local club will be
g.i: the first Saturday In January.
Here Is A Gift Every Woman Wants
A “Treasure Chest” for Christmas
A Gift That Brings Joy and Happiness Every Day For Years and
Years — for these Treasure Chests Are Built to Last A Life Time
A BEAUTIFUL NATURAL FINISH
CEDAR TREASURE CHEST
Made of genuine 3-4 inch Tennessee Red Cedar, and finished in the
natural Red Cedar color. Fitted with lock, brass lid stay, hinges,
ind glide casters.
;>6 inches long. 17 1-2 inches
wide, 17 1-2 inches high.
Regular price $14.95.
10 inches long. 17 1-2 inches wide.
17 1-2 inches high.
Regular price $17.50
48 inches long. 17 1-2 inches
<vide, 17 1-2 inches high.
Regular price $24.50
In addition to the SPECIAL
REDUCED PRICES which we
have made on these beautiful
Treasure Chests, we will give a
with each large Chest pur
chased this week at any of our
stores. Visit our nearest store
and make your selection.
Convenient terms may be
arranged on any purchase, if
Here are Cedar Chests that
are real attractive pieces of
Furniture. Fitting for Bed
Room, Living Room. Reception
Room, or Hallway. The pleas
ing odor of the cedar safe
guards your fine clothes and
furs from the destructive
A BLACK WALNUT VENEERED
TREASURE CHEST WITH
This Treasure Chest has 3-4 inch genuine Tensessee Red Cedar
interior, with top of five-ply figured rotary Black Walnut veneer; ;
front and ends have figured rotary Walnut veneer. Decorated with !
vein line carvings, and turned center decoration Oumwood base.
40 inches long, 18 1-2 inches
wide, 18 1-2 inches high.
Regular price $19.95.
The same design in larger size:
45 inches long, 19 1-2 inches
wide, 19 1-2 inches high.
Regular price $24.50.___
This Treasure Chest is In a very attractive
design with long turned back rail forming the
seat. The top is genuine five-ply figured ro
tary Black Walnut veneer; back, bottom,
front and ends made of 3-4 inch genuine
Tennessee Red Cedar, with front and ends
veneered with figured rotary Walnut veneer.
Ornamental turnings and carved outline
on front of chest. Gumwood base. Finished
45 inches long, 19 1-2 inches wide. 19 1-2
Regular price $29.50
Another Very Attractive Chest
Walnut veneered Treasure Chest with 3-4 inch genuine Tennessee Red
Cedar interior; front and ends of figured rotary Walnut veneer, and
top of genuine five-ply figured rotary Black Walnut veneer. Carved front
with Bird s Eye Maple overlay. Fibre wood carvings and carved wood
mouldings. Finished with lacquer.
45 inches long, 19 1-2 in
ches wide, 21 inches high.
Regular price $29.50 ,i........
SOLID TENNESSEE RED
Window Seat Chest
Made of solid 3-4 inch genuine Tennessee
Red Cedar and finished in the natural Red
Cedar color. Fitted with lock, brass lid stay,
hinges, and glide casters.
Attractive carving on front; long back
panel forming window seat.
45 inches long, 19 1-2 inches wide, 22 inches
Regular price $29.50
in Gifts That
Laugh at the
SOLID TENNESSEE RED CEDAR
Made of genuine 3-4 inch Tennessee Red Cedar, finished in
the natural Red Cedar color, and fitted with lock, brass lid stay,
hinges, and glide casters. Front is decorated with carving and
moulding, and top has long turned rail and brackets forming
45 inches long, 19 1-2 inches
wide, 26 inches high. Regu
lar price $36.50 .
MORE For Your Money — ALWAYS
Walnut Veneered Cedar Console Chest With Drawer
This beautiful Console
Chest is made of 3-4
inch genuine Tennessee
Red Cedar, with five
ply figured rotary Black
Walnut veneered top,
and front and ends ve
neered with figured ro
tary walnut. Relief
carving on front, with
and Curly Bird’s Eye
Long drawer in bot
tom of Chest. Gum
wood legs. Finished
45 inches long, 19 1-2 in
ches wide, 26 inches high.
Regular price $55.50 .
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