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Misc. 1929 Articles

White Rock Baptist Church Calls Pastor
    At a church conference recently, member s of the Baptist Church at White Rock made a unanimous call to Rev. Aly, student of Burleson College, to become pastor for the ensuing year.  The church further organized for an active campaign for church and community service.
    The following officers of the church were elected:  Mrs. Emma Billington, church clerk; E. J. Titus, secretary and treasurer; A. J. Stone, janitor; Mrs. Bruce Becknell, pianist; W. C. Nall, choirister.
    Officers for the Sunday School were elected as follows:  Superintendent, Ernest Wooten; Adult teacher, Mr. Billington; Senior teacher, Mrs. G. W. Martin; Boys intermediate teacher, Jack Puckett; Girls intermediate teacher, Ida Mae Jordan; Boys junior teacher, Lorene Green; Primary, Mrs. Eula Eldridge; Beginners and Cradle roll:  Mrs. Mary Cody and A. J. Stone, secretary of the Sunday School.
    The following delegates were elected to the association at Josephine:  E. J. Titus, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Becknell, Ernest Wooten, and Graves Mobley.  (October 10, 1929, The Greenville Messenger)

The Prairies of Hunt County
    The prairies of Hunt County were once dotted with buffalo heads, the animals having years previous been slain for the meat and hides, principally, the latter.  (October 10, 1929, The Greenville Messenger)

Kingston Home Demonstration Club
    The Kingston Demonstration Club met Thursday, October 18, 1929, with Mrs. J. B. Porter as hostess.  The meeting opened with the club song.  Nine members answered roll call.  The club then entered into a business session at which time it was moved and seconded that we not disband as a club, but put new life in to our work and make our club the best ever.  The motion carried unanimously.
    We then went into the election of officers for 1930.  The following officers were elected:  President, Mrs. G. A. McGee; V-P, Mrs. Irma Busby; Secretary-Treasurer and Reporter, Mrs. C. O. Kirkpatrick; Librarian, Mrs. J. H. Read; Historian, Mrs. C. G. Gregory; Song leader, Mrs. J. B. Porter.
    After the election of officers, we went into discussion of ways and means of obtaining new members of the club.  Plans were also made of the Halloween social which will be in the way of a Hobo Stew.  Kingston club members and families are expected to be present and we especially invite those who might be contemplating membership in our club.
    We would be pleased also to have Miss Roberson present at this time.
    The club adjourned for a social hour, during which the hostess assisted by Mrs. C. G. Gregory serviced delicious jello salad with wafers.  We were very pleased to have as visitors at this meeting, Mesdames Bolton, Pauline Busby, Clydie Merl Greer, Billie McGee, Dorothy Sumrow, and Ned Norris.
    The club will meet on November 7th for our Meat Curing program.--Reporter.  (October 24, 1929, The Greenville Messenger)

Hickory Creek Home Demonstration Club
    Our Home Demonstration Club had their regular meeting Thursday, October 17th, with Mrs. J. R. Felty as hostess.
    Miss Roberson being present gave a lecture on Yard Beautification and outlined plans by which every interested club lady can add beauty to her yard.
    Mrs. J. R. Felty entered as a contestant from this club.  Following this program, we had election of officers as follows:  President and Reporter, Mrs. Charles Felty; V-P, Mrs. O. S. Nelson; Secretary, Mrs. J. R. Felty; Treasurer, Mrs. W. M. Gilmer; Song leader, Mrs. W. V. Moore.
    All business attended the club adjourned to meet with Mrs. O. S. Nelson, November 7th.  Visitors invited.
    During the social period, refreshments were served.--Reporter.  (October 24, 1929, The Greenville Messenger)

The Colored Institute Held
    With this year's session having been declared as the most successful in its history, the Hunt County Negro Teachers Institute, which began Thursday, October 31, 1929, came to a close at 2:40 here Friday, November 1, 1929.  The meetings were conducted at the Wesley CME Church on Johnson Street.
    A. M. Luper was the conductor of the institute with G. S. Meadows in charge of the advanced department, Mrs. L. V. Gatlin, intermediate department, and Mrs. E. M. Taylor, primary.
    Thursday's program was very interesting with several speakers on the program.  Miss Mamie Patillo, Hunt County Superintendent, gave an interesting and educational address to the institute Thursday, the subject of her address being, "The Year's Program."  Heart to heart talks by teachers were a feature of the morning session, led by L. V. Gatlin.  In the program in addition to the one by Miss Patillo, those who spoke were W. J. Taylor, G. S. Meadows, C. U. Franklin, Mesdames Luper, Gatlin, Houston, Taylor, and Madry.
    Friday the program consisted of talks by P. A. Houston, Mesdames Bingham, Harris, and Misses Fite and Young.  Physical education was a subject discussed by Mesdames Byrd and Colbert, while school athletics and discipline were subjects discussed.  The afternoon Friday was devoted to unfinished business, reports of committees and chairmen, Interscholastic League, and the resolutions committee.--Reporter.  (Thursday, November 7, 1929, The Greenville Messenger)

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