|Contributed by Bart
MEXICO EVENING LEDGER, Mexico,
Missouri Saturday Afternoon November 15, 1930
Reprinted with permission from the Mexico Ledger
FIRE DEPARTMENT AND CITY FATHERS ENJOY DINNER TOGETHER
Members of the Mexico Fire Department, Mayor J.F. Jolley and
members of the city council enjoyed a chicken dinner at the
Jefferson Tea Room Friday night, devoting part of the $50
proceeds from the city of Centralia for assisting in the recent
fire there. Mayor Jolley was toastmaster for the frief informal
program that followed. Twenty persons were present, including
Mayor Jolley, John Barclay, Ray Pitts, Everett Meng, Tom Rainey,
Orlando Worrell, Tom Wooten and Si Sanford of the city council;
Joe C. Davis, city clerk; Paul Ekern, president of the Chamber
of Commerce; Charles Flittner, chief, Roy Barnett, assistant
chief, and George Griffin, Bob Sims, Charles Sims, James
Barnett, William Weber, Bob Miller, Champ Lake, and Tom Barnett,
of the fire department.
Miss Virginia Lee Garrett of St. Louis, a student of William
Woods College, Fulton, is spending the week end with Miss Hazel
R.T. Meeks, of Montgomery City, and Elizabeth A. Roberts,
small daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Roberts, of Bowling Green,
were admitted to Audrain Hospital, Saturday.
Mrs. John Barclay and daughter, of Mexico, and Mrs. Kenneth
Meek, of Bowling Green, were dismissed from Audrain Hospital,
Betty Ann Butler, six-year old daughter of Mr. and MRs. J.E.
Butler, who has been quite ill with bronchial pneumonia since
Wednesday, was somewhat improved Staurday, friends are glad to
An intruder at the home of Geo. Pearson and Miss Nina
Pearson, took $5 from the room of Miss Katie Smithy there
Wednesday evening. The robbery took place during the prayer
meeting hour, when there was no one at home. Entry to the
house was made through a window of Miss Smithy's room, and
after leaving, the burglar, thoughtfully replaced the screen,
though putting it on upside down.
By reason of a default in the payment of indebtedness
described in deed of trust executed by GRACE H. BEAGLES and
JAMES MONROE BEAGLES, her husband, to the Davis-Wellcome
Missouri Mortgage Company, Trustee, dated October 16, 1925,
and recorded October 30th, 1925 in Book 56, at Page 116, of
the records of Audrain County, Missouri. (Property description
is given and is to be sold Monday, December 8th, 1930, at the
front door of the courthouse.bart)
Mrs. Jack Willing entertained the faculty of the Eugene
Field School Wednesday evening at bridge. Miss Alice Adams
received the high score favor of the evening. Delicious
refreshments were served after the games. Those present were
Misses Ann Bledsoe, Alice Adams, Zella Brown, Dorothy White,
Hilda Willis, Betty Crockett, Letty Grey Hull, Elizabeth
Walstrom, and Mildred Houchins.
Mrs. McKay Kidwell of Auxvasse, ws the guest of her
daughters, Misses Alcesta and Dorothy Kidwell this week.
Mrs. J.G. Merideth of Moberly was guest this week of her
parents, Dr. and Mrs. K.R. Bragg.
Mrs. Abbie Snoddy is in New York for a week's stay.
Mrs. W.W. Fry entertained at dinner Monday evening with
covers for Dr. and Mrs. Robin Gould, Mr. and Mrs. W. Wallace
Fry, Miss Betty Johnson, Mrs. B.C. Jordan and Miss Annette
Miss Martha Ward spent Wednesday night and Thursday in
Centralia with Miss Lucy Denham.
Mrs. H.L. Gardner of Kansas City spent the week end in
Mexico with her daughter, Mrs. Paul Trimble(sic), Mr. and Mrs.
Trumble celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary. Mrs.
Trumble's grandfather, John Deckard of Iowa, was also a guest
upon this occasion.
Miss Elizabeth Parker led the lesson of the Chautauqu
Circle this week from Chamberlain's 'Soviet Russia.' Mrs. Fred
Peck read a papaer prepared by Mrs. W.D. Adams on 'Karl Marx
and his Theories'. Mrs. Lester Miller told of 'Unemployment in
Russia'. Mrs. Hammond discussed 'Music and Musicians of
Russia'. Mrs. H.E. Bensen had charge of the discussion of
Current Events on the subject 'The Church in a Changing
Mr. and MRs. Arthur D. Bond returned home this week from a
several weeks trip abroad, to the British Isles and
Mrs. Eben Price of Minneapolis, who is the guest of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Gibbs, was a guest of honor at a
luncheon in Paris, Wednesday given by Miss Emma Buckner.
Others from Mexico attending were Mrs. C.R.Gibbs and Mrs.
Mrs. R.S. Nichols of St. Louis, was the guest of Mrs. Frank
Vogt Monday at the Vir-Mar Apartment.
The country Club Bridge party Tuesday afternoon was in
charge of Mrs. Nate Phillip, Mrs. Joe Wilkins and Mrs. Howard
Rhodus. Twenty-fourt guests were present and at the close of
the games favors were presented, Mrs. L.M. Gamble and Mrs.
Eben Price of Minneapolis. Lovely refreshments were served by
The Fitzhugh Lee Chapter of the U.D.C. met Monday afternoon
at the Jefferson Tea Room with Miss Allene Reed, regent,
presiding. Mrs. W.D. Adams led the meeting on 'Women of the
South'. The chapter voted 100 per cent on the Red Cross drive.
Miss Reed announced the following standing committees for the
year: Membership, Mrs. John Lane chairman, Mrs. P.E. Coil,
Mrs. Silas Sanford and Miss Gussie Simpson; Education, Mrs.
E.Y. Burton, chairman, Mrs. Joe F. Luckie, and Mrs. E.A.
Shannon; Program, Miss Mildred Glandon, chairman, Miss Emma
McPheeters; credentials, Mrs. W.D. Mason, chairman, Miss Lola
Powell and Mrs. W.W. Williams; social and courtesy, Mrs.
George Kemp, chairman, Mrs. Everett Blackman; Finance, Mrs.
Pritchett Hume, chairman, Miss Mamie Dix, Mrs. W.E. West, Mrs.
A.P. Johnson, Mrs. F.P. Glass; Nominating, Miss Frances
Cunningham, chairman, Mrs. J.B. Quisenberry, reporter, Mrs.
W.D. Mason. During the social hour the hostesses, Mrs.
Pritchett Hume, Mrs. J.W. Lee, Mrs. M.R. Stubblefield and Mrs.
Wm. Pitts served lovely refreshments.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hollingsworth are entertaining at dinner
this evening with covers for Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Green, Mr. and
Mrs. L.M. White and Mr. and Mrs. W. Wallace Fry.
Mrs. J.H. Hickman entertained at dinner Thursday the
following guests, Dr. Rehweder, Mr. and Mrs. J.L. McGadock of
Columbia, Mr. and Mrs. S.S. Hoar and daughter, Betty, of
Paris, Mrs. J.H. Goldsberry and four children, Morris, Jr.,
Margaret, Louis and Bobby, Miss Mildred Boyd and Mrs. Raymond
Owen and Miss Hazel Babb.
Miss Anna Margaret Burton entertained at Bridge Friday
afternoon for the following guests: Mrs. Rodes Jesse, Mrs.
L.A. Cutter, Mrs. Walter Staley, Mrs. H.E. Kelly, Mrs. Alden
Brown, Miss Elizabeth Squires, Miss Janice Emmons, Miss Mary
Worrell. The high score favor was received by Mrs. Brown. The
hostess served a delicious lunch.
PIANO PUPILS TO GIVE RECITAL
MRS. CHARLES E. GREEN TO PRESENT PUPILS NEXT FRIDAY EVENING AT
CHRISTIAN CHURCH, WITH FIFTEEN ON PROGRAM.
Mrs. Charles E. Green will present fifteen of her piano
pupils in recital Friday evening, November 21 at eight o'clock
in the Sunday School room of the Christian Church. Their
program will include solos and ensemble numbers, using two
pianos. Those taking part will be Bernice Chaney, Eileen Wood,
Arbelle Jones, Esther Schopp, Mildred Murphy, Virginia Allen,
Norma Garrett, Frances Warren Smith, Wilma Nichols, Leona
Davidson, Alma Jane Howerton, Paul Green, LaVern Hildebrand of
Wellsville, Hattie Dee Heizer of Molino, and Glennadine Byrns
of Rush Hill.
The public is cordially invited to attend this recital.
CHARGES DISMISSED AGAINST T. K. SHELBY
The embezzlement charges against T.K. Shelby of Wellsville,
former treasurer of the defunct Commerical Bank of Wellsville,
have been dismissed by Judge W.C. Hughes in the Montgomery
County circuit court. Mr. Shelby was missing from home for
about two months the past spring, the bank closing during his
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kelling have moved from 538 West Liberty
to 533 South Olive.
Miss Evelyn Paul of Los Angeles, was the guest of Mrs. John
Paul this week end. Miss Paul, formerly resided here where she
has many old friends.
SURPRISE PARTY GIVEN FOR MRS. NELLIE WALKER
A number of friends gathered at the home of Mrs. Nellie
Walker, on N. Western Ave., Thursday evening for a surprise
party. The occasion was Mrs. Walker's birthday. The table was
spread with the good things provided by the guests and a jolly
good time was enjoyed by every one present.
At a late hour the guests departed for their respective
homes, wishing Mrs. Walker many more happy birthdays.
Those present were Mrs. Nellie Walker, Mrs. Floyd and
children, Mrs. Alice Staples, Mrs. Katherine Stapels(sic),
Mrs. Mattie Foster, Mrs. E.C. Hayden, Mrs. Mattie Sims, Mrs.
Ella Norton, Mrs. Annie Fisher, Mrs. and Mrs. Walter Early, M.
and Mrs. Pearl Early and son, Mrs. Lucy Enfield, of St. Louis,
Mrs. G.W. Berry, Mrs. Anna Belle Sims and Mrs. May Harisell.
MEN BEAR DOWN ON NIGHT OFFICERS WHEN ASKED TO HALT
Two men, driving fast and recklessly on the wrong side of
the street, were called on to halt by Night Police Officers
J.R. Pexton and Floyd Bradley, as they approached the
intersection of Monroe and Washington streets, in front of the
Ledger office Thursday night, but failed to do so, and kept on
coming, bearing down on the officers. As the men drove on,
Officer Sexton fired on shot at the tires. Later he found the
bullet, a .38 special, where it had flattened against the
pavement, and is carrying it as a pocket piece. The men have
not been apprehended.
CYRUS F. CLARK TO BE 83 YEARS OLD MONDAY
Cyrus F. Clark, well-known pioneer and prominent citizen of
Mexico will observe his eighty-third birthday on Monday, and
is receiving the best wished of friends, as the occasion
A car in which Mrs. E.Y. Burton, Mrs. Joy Kistler, Miss
Elma Lee Hawthorne and Mrs. Mitchell White were returning from
the football game in Columbia Friday afternoon, was forced
into the ditch by a road hog shortly after five o'clock
between Columbia and Kingdom City. While the occupants of the
machine were badly shaken up, only minor injuries were
suffered and the machine was not damaged. They were assisted
from the ditch by passing motorists.