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December 1940


The following enrolled as members of The American Red Cross for 1941:

Mrs. George Welsby
Mrs. M. W. Kopecky
J. R. Murry
Fred Law
Galen Savage
Gust Franzen
Gerald Wells
William Slone
Pat Jenkins
M. S. Holsworth
T. A. Fulcher
Hugo Kundinger
John Carrick
Mrs. N. T. Hensley
Ben R. Mowery
Roy Nelson
Mrs. Roy Nelson
Mrs. Leo Duffy
Mrs. J. J. Harbison
Earl M. Huitt
Mrs. V. L. Bowers
Miss Elva Cotton
Mrs. L. E. Liggett
Mrs. Fred Kelley
Mrs. Dean E. Merck
Mrs. Dean E. Merck, Chairman Mr. John Carrick, Co-worker

Mr. Morton and family have moved from the Manse to the Gerald house.

Mr. and Mrs. Harbison were Thanksgiving guests of Mrs. M. J. Neill at Port Lavaca where they attended the Neill family reunion. From Port Lavaca they went to Cuero to visit their daughters, Mrs. V. L. Jennings and family and Gladis Harbison. Ermine Harbison of Aransas Pass also spent her vacation at Cuero.

Mr. Homer Goff and children visited his parents over the holidays.

Mr. and Mrs. Boeker visited relatives here during the holidays. They are enroute to Harlingen to spend the winter.

The Girl Reserves are working hard getting their booth ready for the Bazaar at the church. They are going to sell many useful things.

The Daily Tribune, December 5, 1940



A very enjoyable Christmas party was held at the home of Mrs. Verner Bowers, the Demonstration club’s new council delegate for the Demonstration club.

Numerous games were played. Each lady was given a false beard and pin. When blindfolded, she was to pin the beard as close to its proper place on Santa Claus’ face. Mrs. Huitt was nearest and Mrs. Fred Kelly fartherest. Each received a prize.

A lovely decorated Christmas tree was loaded with gifts for everyone present.

Delicious refreshments of fruit cake with whipped cream and coffee were served to Mesdames John Merck, Roy Nelson, Gerald Wells, Dean Merck, Amos Johnson, Gust Franzen, Lashbrook, Guyer, R. L. and P. V. Corporon, Charles Korn, King, Crane, Ware, Wright, Huitt, Holsworth, Holloway, Austin Jenkins, C. L. Boeker, J. J. Harbision and hostess, Mrs. Bowers.

Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Corporon and family visited Mrs. Corporon’s mother, Mrs. Crane, Sunday.

Mr. S. J. Hill of Palacios, called on old friends here, Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Woods of Colorado visited Mrs. Woods’ sister, Mrs. Hugo Kundinger and Mr. Kundinger, last week.

Houston visitors from here last week were Mr. and Mrs. Huitt, Mr. and Mrs. Holsworth, Mr. and Mrs. Franzen and son, Gus. Mr. Franzen visited Mr. and Mrs. Heisey, old residents of Collegeport.

Mrs. Chandler and children moved from Collegeport last week.

Mesdames Amos Johnson, Roy Nelson, Gilva Holloway, J. J. Harbison and Misses Annette Johnson and Elva Cotton, attended the County Federation at Wadsworth Saturday.

Travis Camel from Madisonville is visiting his relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Ware.

Norine Harvey visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lige Harvey, Saturday.

We are glad to report little Paul Penland, was able to have the cast removed from his leg Thursday.

P. T. A.

Regular meeting of the P. T. A. was held Wednesday night at the Mopac House. At the business meeting it was voted to apply for admission to the County Federation of Women’s Clubs, to do some needed welfare work and have some kind of a social soon to help our finances out.

Miss Charlie Mae Carter of Houston had charge of the program. She gave a talk on “Wise Use of Recreation,” and with the help of two recreational leaders with Miss Cotton at the piano, we were taught some folk dances.

The social committee served delicious sandwiches and cocoa at the close of the program.

Our P. T. A. now has a membership of 48 and is having some very interesting programs. January meeting will be the fourth Friday in January. Program will be “Economic Security.” We hope to have an out-of-town speaker.

We wish to extend to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Goff congratulations on their 60th wedding anniversary, December 14th, 1940.

School News

Perfect Spellers—Marton Sojak, Fourth Grade.

We are sorry to lose Evelyn and Home Chandler from our room. Their parents are moving to Houston.

Everett Tweedle, third grade, has entered school here.

Aileen Grubaugh has been visiting her mother in Palacios, the past week.

Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Wells spent the week end in Palacios, Bay City, and Freeport.

Mesdames Harbison, Nelson, Holloway and Johnson and Misses Elva Cotton and Annette Johnson attended the County Federation at Wadsworth last Saturday.

The rooms at Collegeport are all “Christmasy” with Christmas decorations. Everyone is full of the Christmas spirit. They are all getting ready to have the Christmas pageant.

The children are singing lots of Christmas carols in their school work. They are also learning several Christmas carols in the rhythm band class.


The community Christmas Pageant and tree will be held Tuesday night at 7:30. Everyone will be welcomed.

The Daily Tribune, Thursday, December 19, 1940



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