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Valley Students i __.u7 of"T._ By BETTY ROCKWELL Scottish Rite Dormitory enter tained the senior girls with a garden party Wednesday afternoon. A May pole dance under the direction of Miss Rosalie Leslie was the feature of the entertainment. The senior girls of the dormitory composed the receiving line; the jun ior girls were the hostesses; and the sophomores and freshmen girls serv ed over 1.000 girls including all Uni versity faculty members. Valley girls residing at Scottish Dormitory include Adda Reed Tem pleton of Harlingen, and Mattie Belle Ross of Edinburg, seniors; Frances Orimsell of San Benito. Kel sey Stuart of Harlingen, Gail Mc Davltt of Brownsville, Custer Yates of Brownsville, and Betty Rockwell of Brownsville, juniors; and Pearl Goodman, freshman. • • • Other entertainments for senior fir Is at the University include a garden party given by the Dean of Women at the Faculty Women's Club Tuesday, a tea at the Gover nor’s Mansion given by the Univer sity ladies club; and many other teas, banquets, and dinners. Joe Candullo and his 15-piece or chestra will play for the Bracken ridge Hall spring formal Friday night. A floor show has been plan ned and refreshments will be serv ed. Morris McKay of Brownsville re sides at Brackenrldge Hall, Betty Rockwell of Brownsville was tote of three journalism students who were the Judges in the copy reading contest which was part of the Interscholastic League Meet that was held in Austin last week. • • • Honoring women students who made the honor roll during the first semester. Mortar Bbard entertained with a tea Wednesday at the Fa culty Women's Club. Gail McDavltt of Brownsville was Included in the list of hcnorees as she was an honor student of the first semester. Billy McDavltt, Louis Fernandez, Xavier Quintero. Louis Kowalski, and Clifton Schriever of Browns ville; Holloway. Stookesberry. Stuart, Mattison, Burke, Groves and Chest nutt of Donna; Beryl Baker of La Feria; Charles Clarke of McAllen; Carl Morris of Stuart Place; and Norwood Black of Rio Hondo and Shotemate of Edna were in Austin last Friday and Saturday to com pete in the State track meet. Mission high school’s presentation of “Sparkin’ ” won the League shield lor the winning cast in the ninth One-Act play tournament at Hogg Memorial auditorium last Saturday night. The cast of "Sparkin' ” which was under the direction of E. P. Conkle, included Helen Weisman. Claire Gray. Tom Humason, and Sara Anne Rees. The all-star cast Included Helen Leaverton, Sara Anne Rees, and Tom Humason of Mission. The Samuel French award for the best individual performances went to Miss Leaverton. ' Tony Gomez of Brownsville was a 0fc>st at the Littlefield Dormitory spring formal which was held at the dormitory Saturday night. Chi Phi fraternity entertained with its annual spring open house and alumni party Friday night. Clarence Nemir’s orchestra fur nished the music for dancing. Guests Included Gail McDavltt of Browns ville. • • • • • Swing-Out, annual ceremony (or women students, was held Friday, May 10 in the University grounds. The senior girls, dressed in caps and gowns met at the hall between the old library building and the archi tecture building. There they form ed the bluebonnet chain, carrying the chain on their outside shoulder. The seniors marched, met the juniors who fell in alongside, con tinuing the march. When the band stopped playing, the seniors placed the flower chain on the shouldeH of the Juniors. Dean Pittenger then addressed the gathering and then a song was sung to the tune of “Memories/’ Fol lowing the announcement of the names of senior women elected to Phi Beta Kappa, the Incoming pers ldent of Cap and Gown was present ed with the torch. After an an nouncement by Mortar Board the whole assembly sang “The Eyes of Texas.’’ The program ended with the playing of “’Dips.” AH Junior and senior women were supposed to attend. • • • Lamar R06S and Marce Allen Castleberry’ of Santa Rosa were guests at a surprise shower given Thursday night tor Margaret Dillon and Osborn Hodges. A short program was arranged and Included a tap dance, a mock wedding, and a duet, “I Love You Truly." 9 9 • A Japanese garden as featured In the decoration scheme of the Newman Hall spring formal Satur day night. Cherry blossoms, rustic seats, and lighted Japanese lanterns earrled out the garden theme A pagoda In which sat Buddha with incense burning before his shrine vu a novel feature. The orchestra centered In front of a large wrk panel with a golden dragon. Ishmael Zarate of Brownsville was Included In the guest list. Lillian Runyon and A mall Runyon of Brownsville reside at Newman Hall. Pre-registration rush week fee next year was adopted at the meet ing of Pan Hellenic Monday after noon at the Delta Delta Delta bouse. Under this system, rush week will begin Sunday, September 15. Registration follows on September 19-30. A committee was appointed to tansatigatp possibilities ct boarding booses and dormitories opening to (Continued on Page Nine) Development of Motion Picture Industry Is Talk Topic For Learners* Club This Week Hie Learners met at the Woman's club Tuesday afternoon with Mrs. Jesse O. Wheeler. Before the meet ing was called to order the hostess served coffe and cake in the dining room. Following the regular monthly business meeting, Mrs, Sherwood Bishop, the leader for the day, pre sented the program on "The Devel opment of the Motion Picture In dustry. She told that as long ago as i55s Giovanni Batistl de la Porta described the camera obscura, but 1‘ was nearly 300 years later before permanent pictures were made. Pictures of action were made 30 jears before Daguerre In Prance and Talbot In England, announced photographic processes in 1839. SU John Herschel suggested the possibility of moving pictures In I860 Edison's Vitaacope was the first Installation Rites Held In Travel Club Mrs. A. W. Neck was hostess Tues day afternoon to members of the Travel club. Members answered roll call at this last meeting of the year with current events. Delegates to the meeting of the Brownsville Federation of Women’s clubs were appointed as follows: Mrs. Fred Bohlen, Mrs. A. W. Neck, Mrs. W. J. Vertrees and Mrs. W. T. Qibson. All officers of the club made re ports of the year s work which was a study of Texas, having taken the study from the time it was under Spanish lule on down to the pres ent. The study for next year will be the United States. Mrs. C. C. Wentz presented each of the out going officers a bouquet of flowers. Mrs. W. L. Hyman, as outgoing president presented each of her officers with a corsage of flowers. Mrs. W. D McBryde acted as in stalling officer for the club, install ing the following officers. Mrs. Claud Macy. president: Mrs. C. C Went*, vice-president; Mrs. E. F. Ries, reporting secretary; Mrs. J. A. Sewell, corresponding secretary; Mrs. O. A. Pechstein, treasurer; Mrs. F. E. Morris, auditor; Mrs. W. L Ryman. parliamentarian. The members enjoyed an enter taining social hour when the hostess served a refreshment course. Guests cf the club included Mrs. W. D. Mc Bryde. Mrs. Bessie Brown and Mrs. Lee Vance. Club members present were Mes dames J. A. Sewell. Cloud Macy. E. F Ries. O. A. Pechstein. C. C. Wentz, R. L. Bolding, W. L. Vertrees. Dan Neil. O. B. Bowman, W. L. Ryman. F. E. Morris. Fred R. Bohlen, and W. T. Gibson. —— u —— Public Health Nurse Association Gives Report At Meeting The executive board of the Public Health Nurse association met Thurs day morning at the City Hall. Included with social service work mUk is being given to 40 children daily at five of the elementary schools. Forty sheets were made for the loan closet, and several hun dred Red Cross garments were dis tributed. Miss Lenore Lexrier. city nurse, re ported for March and April: 500 cases treated. 400 home visits, 30 clinics monthly, with a total atten dance of 10.000 monthly, and no contagion except minor diseases among children. Miss Rachel Pierce, school nurse, reported 86 visits to 12 schools. 56 first aid treatments, 84 home visits. 60 parent consultations, 1690 class room inspections. 233 toxoid inocu lations for diphtheria prevention, 18 cases referred to social agencies. 45 health talks in school, two meetings attended, milk given to 40 school children in undernourished cases. Miss Pierce send out a ringing ap peal for any kind of used clothing. Farewell Party to Honor Two With Party Thursday Staff Sergeant and Mrs. Wesley G. Love of Fort Brown rill be hon or guests at a farewell party to be given by the members of Browns ville Post No. 2^35. Veterans of For eign Wars, and the Ladies Auxiliary to the Post. Thursday night. May 16th at the V. F. W. Hall on Eliza abeth street. Fergeant Love will be retired from active service on May 31st. having completed thirty years of service with the Government. Sergeant and Mrs. Love have both be«*n active in V.FW activities in Brownsville since the organization oi the local unit. Love is Past Quartermaster of the Post, having served in that capacity for several terms. Mrs. Love is past president or the Ladies Auxiliary. According to arrangements being made, games, refreshments and dancing will feature the partv Music for dancing will be furnished bv the v F W Orchestra uder the direction of Comrade Jose Q. Ramirez. -o ■ Annual Civic League Picnic To Be Held Thursday Afternoon There will be'a meeting of the Civii: League Thursday afternoon at 3.30 p. m. at the Chamber of Com merce. This regular business meet ing will precede the annual picnic of the League which will be held at the home of Mrs D P. Gay Jr. Members who intend bringing extra Ruests should notify Mrs. G. W. Johnson or Mrs. D. P. Gay, Jr. i showing of a motion picture In America, in New York City April 27, 1896. and September 23. 1927, the lint movietone opened at Time'* ocuare Theatre. American motion pictures are an important factor in the advance ment of our trade abroad. They are strong indirect salesmen of Ameri can goods and methods. It has been facetiously said that the American movie has given the Turk a derby Instead of a fez and that It has cut ofi the Chinaman's queue and part ed his hair in the middle. The spread of the American style of bungalow architecture in Brazil, the market In Europe for the belts nnd the style of collars worn by movie stars, the enormous use of nlk hosiery, all are directly trace able to the cinema. The people In even the smallest villages demand everything In the latest mode, and not In clothes alone. Let anything that Is distinctive In shape or use be shown In the oourse of a picture and the demand for the article will Increase Immediately. Labor saving devices, heavy farm machinery, road making devices. In fact, any heavy mechanical devices a.'j now demonstrated by the use of portable projectors which can be carried In an automobile to the prospect and shown far more real istically than the old circulars. The city of Detroit is reported to have over 300 standard equipped motion picture projectors in use in the public schools. In India a railway company uses c portable movie apparatus to show the people Improved methods of agriculture. They also show scenery of different parts of the country to Induce them to travel- Many govern ment departments have regular de partments for the manufacture and exhibition of films showing develop ments and improvements. In 1923 the "London Dally Post" said In an editorial “The film is to America what the flag was once to Britain, by Its means Uncle Sam may hope some day, if he be not checked in time, to Americanize the world.” The next meeting will be at the home of Mrs Geo. M. Smith. Mem bers are requested to come at 3.00 o’clock instead of the usual time. ■ A Ebanos School Has Progra m At Meeting The Parent-Teacher association of Lot, Ebanos school met in regular session Thursday afternoon. The following program was announced by Barbara Black; piano solo, “Wake Up," Elizabeth Brown; duet, "May." Joan Snoeberger and Pansy Yturria; reading. Pepper mints," Dora King. “An Important Question," Guad alupe Villarreal; reading, ‘Mother," Muriel Davis; solo, “Mothers' Day," Muse Heaner; Spanish Dance, Pansy Yturria. At the dose of the progi'am, Mrs. Arthur Pitt, the president, presided over the business meeting. The prin cipal, Mrs J. S. Spikes, expressed her appreciation to the officers of the organization for their faith fulness and to the members for their excellent work and whole hearted cooperation. Mrs. w. E. Jones on behalf of the mothers expressed appreciation for the work of the teachers and the children for their part in the var ious programs during the year. The following officers were elect ed for the coming year: Mrs. Alfred Bradley, president; Mrs. W. R. Jones, vice-president; Miss Laura Under wood, secretary and treasurer. Corsages of bluebonnets and roses were presented to the incoming and out-going officers. Miss Laura Un derwood's room received the book for having the most mothers present. Mrs. McGonigle Is Hostess Monday At Birthday Party Mrs. George McGonigle entertain ed Monday afternoon, honoring her eon. George Lee on his eighth birth day. Over 30 little children enjoyed games and contests during the af ternoon. The breaking of the plnata occasioned much amusement. Re freshments were served later In the afternoon. Missionary Society To Meet Monday In Separate Circles Members of the Women's Mis sionary society of the Pint Meth odist church will meet in separate circles Monday afternoon. Circle one will meet with Mrs. C. L. Hunter In El Jardin. Circle two will meet with Mrs. O.! H. Gregory. 709 E. Washington street; circle three. Mrs. O. C. Crow. 938 E. Washington street; circle four. Mrs. Art Goolsby, Los Ebanos; j the Young Matrons, with Mrs. Dil lon In the home of Mrs. Joe Ing ram 718% W Elizabeth street. Resaca School (From the School Reporter) The pupils of Resaca school, of which Mrs. E. L. Brice is principal, presented a pageant picturing In a most charming manner the social life of pioneer days. The program was given Friday afternoon on the school lawn before a large and ap preciative audience. Superintendent Dodd In a few well chosen words complimented the mothers on the splendid work their children are doing and accredited this to their cooperative spirit with ; the teachers. The opening scene of the pageant was a husking bee, when neighbors gathered to help neighbors make safe their store of com. This became the occasion for a party. Though the life of the pioneer was hard it was net all work for there was fun and frolic to lighten their tasks and re fresh their spirits. In the quiet of ♦he twilight after a day of work and good cheer, memories of friends “back home" make them feel Just a , little homesick. They sing “My Old Kentucky Home.” But the spirit of! : the pioneer will not yield to a heavy I I heart, they threw off the sad ! thoughts by singing “Walt for the , Wagon,” the love-song of the youth to the maiden when he asks her to •come to yon blue mountains where blossoms smell the sweetest and the river runs like silver, there I have a cabin Phyllis, dear, and something good to eat.” Little children taught by Mrs Crockett and Mrs. Laughlin played the singing games. “Green Gravel,” “Round and Round the Village." and ‘Oats and Beans." These folk-games have delighted children for many generations. A group of young peo ple gay with flowers and ribbons and merry hearts enter singing “Oh Susanna ” This song cheered many pioneer on his long weary Journey and brightened many a camp fire. In earlier times it was sung T* Gwine to Alabamy Wid my Banjo on My Knee." to the forty-niners it was “I’m Gwine to Califomy Wid , My Wash Bowl on My Knee." “Cap- 1 tain Jinks of the Horse Marines." a rollicking game was played with much spirit by a greup of third and fourth grade children. The quadrilles or square dances of the “country dance period'’ were called by Refugio Perez and Lionel Breseno with old time spirit. These numbers were presented largely by the pupils of the fourth and fifth grades and included “Down the Cen ter. Divide the Ring," “Irish Wash erwoman." "Pop Goes the Weasel." The Quadrilles and Virginia Reel were taught by Mrs Green. The games “Old Zip Coon,” “Jump Jim Crow” and the “Heel and Toe Pol ka,” were danced by a group of lit tle children who delighted the spec tators. The new land Is home now and they thrill with “Home On the Range” as sung by Cenobio Tijerina. Raul and Roberto Hernandez. Felix Coronado, and Felipe Benevides. An appreciated feature of the pageant was the dancing of the "Irish Jig” by a real old timer in a real old fashioned way, Mr Pugh. Alfredo Elizondo played the dance music on his mouth harp. The hearts of the pioneers are no longer sad as they join in the danc ing of the “Viriginia Reel." Sixty pupils under the excellent direction of Mrs. Green presented a most In teresting and attractive picture as five sets danced on the.lovely lawn. The costumes worn were very ap propriate for the occasion, even the old coon skin cap showed up. With “Ood Night Ladies” the par ty ended. The pageant was planned and directed by Mrs. Laughlin. Mrs. Truss, accompanist. Treble Clef Club Has Final Gathering of Year Tuesday Mrs. E. T. Pierce was hostess Tues day afternoon to members of the Treble Clef club at the final meet ing of the group. This gathering closed a year's work that was most Interesting and instructive, under the guidance of the president, Mrs. & F. Hardin. Roll call of the members was ans wered by each giving a musical event. Since this past week was na tional music week, a very interest ing discussion of music was held. Dr. M. L. Murry was leader for the afternoon. The history of opera was given from its very beginnings to its introduction into the United States. Miss Gladys Woodrome. guest artist, sang "Roses and You,” by Edwin Walker, “By the Waters of Minnetonka,’' Lieurance. and Tannena Song .” by Jane H. Wil son. She was accompanied at the piano by Miss Jospehine Pierce, daughter of the hostess. Miss Josephine pierce played a piano solo "Nadia,’ by Paul Wachs. and “La Stinpilla,” by Gottsschalk. Mrs. Charles Mathers, another guest artist sang "Oypsy Love Song,” "Oh. 8weet Mystery of Life.” and the "Neapolitan Love Song” all by Vic tor Herbert. She was accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Milton H West. Following the program. Mrs. Mil ton H. West installed the officers for the ensuing year, reciting an appro priate little verse and giving each a bouquet of flowers. All officers of the club had been re-elected and are: Mrs. B. F. Hardin, president; Mrs. Herman B. Jeffery, vice president; Mrs. Grover Singer, secretary-treas urer; Mrs. Thurman A. Kinder, his torian; and Mrs. Randall Mathers parliamentarian. Following the installation services all of the members stood and repeat ed the last motto in the year book: "If a music club does- not add to the mental and spiritual stature of its members, it is not worthy of the name.” Mrs. Pierce, assisted by her daugh ter, Miss Josephine Pierce, served a refreshment course to the guests. Miss Gladys Woodrome. Mrs. Char les Mathers, Mrs. Tuttle, and the club members. Mesdamee G. N. Bogle. Homer 1* Fitch, B. F. Hardin. Rob ert W. Fenwick. Clarence H. Drea sher. Herman B. Jeffery, G. F. Lan dergren, Grover Singer, Randall L. Mathers. Milton H. West, B. L. Cole and Dr. II. L. Murry. Art Treasures Display Has Big Success The antique display sponsored by the Civic League of Brownsville In conjunction with the Texas Federa tion of Women’s dubs, gathered in one place one of the most interest ing, entertaining and Beautiful collections of antiques, curias and art treasures that has been seen in some time. The display was held Friday and Saturday in the building at 1230 Elizabeth street, and was open to the public during the evening hours in order that the business men and women might view It. Proceeds from the affair will be used joint ly by the Civic League for its beau tification project, and by the Tex as Federation of Women’s clubs for its headquarters permanent build ing in Austin. The display was most unusual and interesting and of an infinite! variety. The lover of antique glass, the lover of antique furniture, old books, old coins, old metal, old clothing, curios from the Pan American countries, in fact, almost anyone who had a bobby of al most any sort saw something of particular interest to him. some thing artistically arranged in order to display the particular worth of the article, and grouped, more or less as to period and type, to help the novice. Most of the articles were marked s* being over 100 years old and many were marked as bieng older than that, while not a few were not marked because the age of the article was so great that is origin was obscured in antiquity. There were old books, large, small and medium sized, some over 100 years old. and others that were published many decades before the Declaration of Independence. These were prayer books, confessions of Saint Augustine, histories and oth ers. Of the china and glass ware there was a collection of great va riety. Including a few pieces of Spode. Nankin ware. Ironstone Wedgwood. Early American pressed glass. Early American milk glass. Venetian glass decanters, and Eng lish copper lustre. There were the squatty, amusing Toby jars, both the English and the Continental type, and two tea cups of solid cloisonne over fine porcelain that were over two centuries old. Of the clothing three were two Paisley shawls, both of lovely de sign. the products of an Scotch In dustry now almost extinct, several old samplers, and a handwoven coverlet valued at 11.000. There were French prints that gave excel lent Idea as to the style of clothes li, the early days of the nineteenth century, and an old pair of hoops such as grandmother wore, not to mention a black taffeta petticoat that still rustled entranclngly after &l years of service. The Maximilian period In Mex ican history was represented by an evening cape of the period, and a brass table bell. One of the love liest of the things on exhibit was the white Spanish lace mantilla that lay in graceful folds in one of the cases. A "china poblana" costume, nu merous hats and zarapes typical of Mexico and other Pan-American countries were also ond display. One of the prettiest pieces of needle work of the Mexican and Latin American work was a piece of Mayan filet. Mexican handwork and Mexican sllverwork and a collection *T sundry articles that are probably of prehistoric origin, were part of the display In one case, where re posed also a pair of wooden shoes with the main part of the shoe carved out of one piece of wood, with queer box-like heels, two lit tle legs for the front part of the sole ar d a turned up toe. These were bought from an old Spaniard by one of the pioneer settlers of Brownsville late In the nineteenth century. Their origin Is unknown, but shape and workmanship would indicate either a Moorish or Kur dish medieval background. Wood carving both In furniture end placques were of great inter est. An old Spanish carved chest and a small footstool were of par ticular beauty. North Africa cof fee table of brass embossed with silver and copper sitting on legs of mother and pearl and silver, a small box and a miniature anchor made from parts of Old Ironsides, Japa nese carving from old wood roots, and an elaborately carved saddle richly ornamented with silver were among the many things that might be noted. The saddle was of ex quisite workmanship and won first p.lse In two exhibits, one In Rio ue Janeiro and the other In Spain. It was the property at one time of Brig. Gen. J. J. Quinones, presi dent of the Charro association of Mexico. The periods and countries and the variety of articles representing tnese were limitless. At the rear of the display room was a small room lined with palm leaves and set with tables where refreshments were served during the display hours. Mothers’ Day Tea Is Given By Girls In La Feria Class (SoecUl e roe LA FERIA, May 11.—Members of all of the classen In the home eco nomics department Joined In hon oring their mothers with a lovely Mother’s Day tea In the home econo mics rooms Friday afternoon. The Mother's Day theme was car ried out In the entire program of decorations and refreshments. At the conclusion of the social hour each girl presented ner mother with a dainty box of home made candy. The girls have made the candy as a tmt of their work In the foods classes. Miss Evelyn Howard Is in charge of the home economics de partment. Ween Frac Club Is Entertained By Mrs. Ed Wathan Members of the Ween Free club were delightfully entertained Tues day afternoon by Mrs. Ed O. Wat han. During the games of bridge Mrs. Hugh Johnston was high. Mrs. R. n. Curry was a guest of the dub. Club members playing were Mesdames H. L. Ltndhe. flam L. Lockwood. Ted Stephens. Tommy Thomas. Richard W. Pitta, and Hugh Johnston. Mrs. Johnston will be the next hostess. Fanning, White Are Speakers For Meeting (From the School Reporter) The Parsnt-Tteacher association of the first ward school held its regular monthly meeting with the president. Mrs. William Reed, pre siding. Mr. John Panning, as one of the guest speakers gave a very impres sive as well as inspiring talk on children and their Interests. He stated that children are not natur ally bad and that parents should take a little time to find out what wl'l hold the individual child's in terest. Mr. Panning started the Mickey Mouse club with the inter est of the children at hgart and in doing so has gained their confidence and gratitude, which more to Mr. Panning and to most par ents than material reward. Mr. George White of Cameron County Relief Board gave a most interesting as well as Informative outline of what the C. C. R. B is and what it does. He asked that the members of the association give him the names of any family in need and also those who are re ceiving relief unnecessarily. He in vited the members to the store house as well as the work shop on Elisabeth street where women on relief rolls are learning a trade. The regular business meeting fol lowed with the installation of offi cers for the ensuing year. Mrs. Mar vin Hall, president; Mrs. Clrape. vice-president; Mrs A below, secre tary; and Mrs. Helms, treasurer, were inducted Into their particular offlcea Methodists To Present Play In El Jardin The Methodist young people will present a play. Thursday evening. May 16 at 8 p. m. This is a three-act comedy of sentiment en titled "Mother Mine” and will be staged at El Jardin school. The setting of the play is tn Tapley Village. Maine. The story crntf -s around Mrs. Miranda Peas ley. a widow, who after rearing and marrying off her three nieces, longs tor a son. Her prayer is answered when Jerry, a city outcast, tweaks '. to her house to steal on the night after the youngest niece's marriage. She awakens his finer nature and defends him when the whole world ic bent on his ruin The cast includes: Miranda Peasley. Mother Mine—Ruth Cow an; John Whitcomb, the Deacon— Wilbur Washington; Cynthia Whit comb. the Deacon’s wife—Elizabeth O Banion; Lillian Whitcomb, the Deacon’s daughter who Is engaged to Jack—Valorie Jarvis; Joe Pay son. a merchant—Harry Stegman; Jack Payson. the merchant's son— Paul Whiteford. Martha Tisdale, a neighbor — helen Goforth; Mary Tisdale. Mar tha's daughter—Teresa McKenzie; Let tie Holcomb, with a nose for news—Louise Wilson; Jenry Mac Connell, the newcomer — Preston Langworthy; Officer Lewis, from Boston — Edgar T*gSaft; 8am Blount, the constable—Cecil Paw. The public is cordially Invited to attend. There will be a small ad mission charged. Veteran Teacher Is Honored At Reception When Portrait Of Her Is Unveiled Monday One of the pleasant affairs of the week was a program and reception given *t the high school Monday evening honoring Mrs. Theresa Clearwater, pioneer teacher In the Brownsville schools. #Thls was sponsored by the City Council of Parents and Teachers. Mrs. Sherwood Bishop, president. Introduced the ooundl, consisting of the presidents of the school organ izations: Mesdames W T. Aldridge. James L. Rentfro, Edward Reed. Arthur Pitt, Harold Smith, and the principals of the schools. Mr. Prank Bortle. Mrs. R. L. Stell, Miss Jos ephine Webb. Mrs. Annie Scanlon Putegnat, Mrs. J. A- Russell Mrs. Daisy Taggart, Mrs. J. S. Spikes, Miss Amelia Fernandez, Mia. H E. Watkins, Miss Amelia Campbell, Mrs E. L. Brice and Miss Manuels Longoria. An entertainment number fol Ann ouncement Of Interest Is Made Known Mrs. Ralph A. Warden announces the marriage of her daughter, Mias Alice Fitch Hagestead. to Mr. Rob ert L. O’Bryan, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. L. O’Bryan, which took place Saturday. April 8. The couple are making their home temporarily at c03 Levee street. The announcement will claim a great deal of interest here and in other parts of the Valley where both are such well-known and pop ular members of the younger set. Mrs. O'Bryan has been a resident of Brownsville almost all of her life. She attended local schools, graduating from the Brownsville junior college. She is a very talented dancer, and has taken a prominent part in many local entertainments. She began her study of the dance under the guidance of Mrs. Sam P Woodson, who is the former Miss Katherine Alexander, and later studied at the Jane Daugherty school of dance. Recently she has been an instructor in the Brownsville studio of that school. Mr. O’Bryan is a graduate of local schools where he took a promi nent part in athletics. Later he at tended S. M U. and still later was graduated from the Cumberland school of law in Tennessee. Mrs. Lula George Is Hostess to The Wednesday Bridge Mrs. Lula George was hostess this week to members of the Wednesday Bridge club. During the games of bridge. Mrs. B. M Works was high. Guests of the club for the after noon included Mrs. B. M. Kllppsteln of Beeville. Mrs. Thurman A. Kinder. Jr., and Mrs. Betty Leigh Been. Club members present were Me« dames A. K. Black. Drew Patteson. Joe K. Wells. Wallace Harwood. B M. Works. James L. Abney. A- D. Dickinson. Jr., R. C. Morris, and Thomas H. Sweeney. The club wiL be entertained Wednesday by Mrs. Wallace Harwood. Lutheran Ladies Aid Have Meeting At K. Kidder Home Mrs. K. Kidder of Victoria Heights was hostess Wednesday to member* of the Ladies Aid of the Lutheran church. The meeting was presided over bv Mrs. Ella Brown. Following the business meeting there was a reading from the Scrip tures A donation was received from Mrs Bamholdt and Mrs. Miller, which they had made by sewing. There were 11 members and three visitors present. The next meeting will be with Mrs T. J. Rommer on St. Francis street. Calendar For The Week j SUNDAY Annual hospital day. MONDAY Young Woman's Guild at parish house of the Episcopal church at 3 p. m. Woman’s Auxiliary of the Epis copal church in the rectory at 3 p. m. W. M. S. of the Methodist church will meet in circles as follows: one, Mrs. C. L. Hunter, El Jardin; two, Mrs. C. H. Gregory. 709 Washington; three, Mrs. O. C. Crow. 938 Washington; four. Mrs. Art Goolsby, Los Ebanoe; Young Matrons. Mrs. Dillon at J. Ingram home. 718% W. Elisabeth. Central Christian missionary society at church at 3 p. m. Business meeting of Pan-Amer ican Round Table at G. W. John son home. “At Home" by Hope Chapter 194 O. E. 8. from 8 till 11 p. m. hon oring worthy matron and worthy patron. TUESDAY Literature and Arts Review with Mrs. Joe Wells. Mardl Bridge club with Mrs Robert Ernst. Ween Free with Mrs. Hugh Johnston. P.-T. A. of grammar school In auditorium at 3:30 p m. Learners with Mrs. George M Smith at 3 p. m. V. F. W. Auxiliary at hall at 7:30 p. m. Art League at Chamber of Com merce at 9 a. m. for sketching trip to Landrum ranch. WEDNESDAY Penny supper to be served by ladle* of the Central Christian church. Benefit card party by City Fed eration at R E. Green home. Res ervations with Mrs. Robert Fen wick. 403-W. Luncheon for the Wednesday Study club member* at Mooreland Terrace. Wednesday Tournament with Mrs. Fay L. Rockwell. Wednesday Bridge with Mrs. Wallace Harwood. Lieut. Thos. Barlow Chapter of DAR with Mrs. L. H Kidder. Res ervations with Mrs. W. C. Swarner THURSDAY District meeting of the B and P W. clubs in Brownsville. Tea by the Brownsville study club from 3 to 5 p. m. at Moore land Terrace with Mesdames W. E El wing, Morton Painter and W. T. Reece as hostesses. Business meeting of Civic League at Chamber of Commerce at 3:30 p. m. to be followed by annual picnic at home of Mrs. D. P. Gay. Jr. Play by Methodist Young People at El Jardin school at 8 p. m. Farewell party for Mr. and Mrs. Love by V. F. W. at HalL FRIDAY Annual entertainment of In carnate Word Academy In Junior College auditorium. Junior-8enlor banquet at El Jar din hotel. Joint recital by pupils of Mrs. J J. Van Dyke and Mrs. J. Clark Gracey at Presbyterian church at 7:30 p. m. Ice cream supper by El Jardin Heights Social club at Frank Jonea home at 7 p. m. *'"*■*: . *i■ ■ * -e* * ,"'W .Jp-*"’ loved: a group of songs by gramma* school children and two violin numbers by Mm Annie Putegnal accompanied at the piano by ha* mother, Mrs. Annie a Putt-gnat. Mx. £. C. Dodd, superintendent 01 schools, introduced the members of the board ol education. He paid tribute to Mrs. Clearwater as a teacher, speaking irom his associa tion with her in the schools. Ho related the story told by an old friend who said, "sne had made many good men from bad little boys." He read a letter ol greeting irom old friends who are now distant ol the Sacred Heart in a convent in Corpus Christl. Mr R. B. Creager. a former pupil and son of a pioneer citizen spoke of the honor guest as a woman and a citizen. Mrs. Clearwater's father, William Clark came to this section with Tay lor's army during the war with Mex ico. The town of Clarksville near the mouth of the Rio Grande wax named for him and became a thriv ing village during the 60s. Mrs. Clearwater was born at Clarksville in 1852. JJunn* the war between Ui* Stales me Clark family made 1U1 home in Brownsville and lived un der the flags of Mexico, France, the U S, Texas and the Confederacy, which waved over the town. After the Point Isabel' railroad was built in 1872 the Clarks moved to Point Isabel, where Mrs. Clear water taught a private acliooL She took the state examination and received a certificate to teach in the public schools the same year. Among her first pupils In the public school in Point Isabel was John Champion who was seated on the stage at the Men day night recep tion in her honor. She soon alter married and moved to Mexico the same year. She re turned to Brownsville about 1888 and began her work as a teacher in the public schools. The present sys tem was not fully organised until about 1888 and Mrs. Clearwater was then a veteran teacher. She has taught successively In the city school since 1880 and holds the state rec ord for having taught longer than any teacher In Texas. Mrs. Rita Clearwater Moore, her daughter, can qualify as a pioneer teacher also, and was the first principal of the fourth ward school, the oldest elementary school In the present system. Mrs Bishop Introduced Mra Bar ber* Davenport, retiring president, whose thoughts and plana were be ing carried out in the program. Mr*. Davenport referred to the occasion as a Mothers’ day celebration for the honoree who is the ‘-Mother of the Public Schools” here, and who stil. has the spirit of youth as she re uses to be tired or retired. She spoke of Mrs. Clearwater** life as an important chapter in Brownsville history and added that It was the wish of the council that her picture be presented to the schools in her honor. Little Peggy Schmellmg. whose ancestors were active In the organization of the first school in the city, unveiled the portrait of Mrs. Clearwater, painted b Miss Mary McCollum, art direc tor In the school In which Mrs. Clearwater is now librarian, This work will be hung in the grammar school library. A few years ago. the director of the art department. In the schools supervised the painting of a Meat on the walls of the library, depict ing the history of the Rio Grande Valley. The picture fits into the fr.eze, which covers the entire per iod from 1519 to the present. Mrs. Davenport introduced the artist. Miss McCollum, who had painted the portrait through her love and admiration for Mrs Clearwater. Miss McCollum has been an art teacher in the Brownsville schools lor several years, and has been for the past year director of the art department. She has studied art In the College of Industrial Arts in Denton, and has studied In western Texas under Miss Keefer, who is famous for her etchings, and also in Mexico City. She has only recently taken up the work of portraiture, and is now hoping to take up the work seriously, a work for which she appears well-fitted Judging from the talent displayed In the portrait of Mrs. Clearwater. An Informal reception was held In the home economics living room and punch was served to several hundred friends and former pupils. Jean nine Wort man and Eva Fer nandez presided at the punch bowl assisted by Miss Katherine Brown and Miss Judith Aldridge. Others assisting in entertaining were Mrs E. C. Dodd. Mrs. Annio Scar.Ian Putegnat. Miss Josephlno Webb. Mrs. Pauline Goode. Mrs. Ralph Schmelling. Mrs Jerry Kem my. Mrs. S. C. Tucker, and Mrs. Wiley Truss. Other pioneer teachers who have long been associated with the Brownsville schools for many year* are Mrs. Annie Scanlan Putegnat, Miss Josephine Webb. Mias Amelia Fernandez. Mrs. Wiley Truss and Miss Amelia Campbell. Daughter Honored On Birthday Friday At Pretty Party Mrs. Paul Belling* entertained Friday honoring her daughter, Pauline, on her filth birthday. Lovely spring flowers in low bowls were placed about the rooms. Win ners in the games during the aft ernoon were Walter Fortune, Jr, Freddie Schmidt. Melvin Faw, and Mary Joanr. Faw Mrs. Belllr.gs served refreshment* U Dorothy Ward. Frederick Hicks. Barbara Jean Hicks, David Martin. Walter Fortune. Jr. Mary Jof.M Faw, Courtney Schmidt, Freddie Schmidt Margie Ines Faw, Harry Faw, Melvin Faw. Vernal! Btilings and Ruby Fay Faw. AT HOME Hope Chapter 124 of the Order of the Eastern Star will be at home to its members and friends from 8 un til 11 o’clock. Mends? avenlBfi^Tbs reception wffl honor' the “worthy matron and worthy patron.