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February 1941


J. F. Jenkins and family moved into Collegeport recently. Their home was recently vacated by the Harbisons who moved into the science building on the school ground.

The Christian Endeavor held their first meeting with the Citrus Grove people at Citrus Grove Sunday night.

Mr. and Mrs. V. L. Jennings and son of El Campo were Sunday guests of Mrs. Jennings’ parents, the Harbisons.

Mr. and Mrs. Moore of Iowa are visiting Mrs. Moore’s father Mr. Haisley and sister, Mrs. Kundinger. Mrs. Moore hopes this climate will be a benefit to her health.

Babe Williams enlisted in the U. S. Army and left Wednesday morning.

Arthur Liggett left Thursday morning for Fort Crockett at Galveston where he will go into training.

Mrs. Verner Bowers and Mrs. Dean Merck attended Council meeting in Bay City Saturday.

Home Demonstration Club meets Tuesday, Feb. 11th, with Mrs. G. Savage. Miss Stewart will be present; all ladies are urged to be present.

Mr. Harbison, Misses Johnson, Cotton, and Mrs. Hensley attended the teachers’ meeting in Bay City Saturday.

The Midfield boys and girls played basketball with our boys and girls Friday here. Both Midfield teams won.

Mr. and Mrs. Carrick entertained a few friends with forty-two last evening.

The 4-H Boys’ and Girls’ clubs are planning on attending the Fat Stock Show and Rodeo in Houston Saturday. They also plan to visit Herman Park.

The Demonstration Club will meet Wednesday, Feb. 5th at El Maton.

The Daily Tribune, February 6, 1941


Miss Ethel Gaskill? From the Educational Department of the Presbyterian, U. S. A. Church, met with the officers and teachers of our Sunday School and church, Wednesday, at 2 p. m.

Her talk was very instructive and inspirational and those who attended were happy to have had the opportunity of hearing her.

Tea and cakes were served after the services.

Plans for the Jitney Supper, February 21st, will be given with the Rhythm Band and Choral Club will be on the program.

Mrs. Anna Crane went to Houston, Sunday to visit with her niece.

Mr. and Mrs. Franzen were in Houston Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. P. V. Corporon, Duane and Chester Corporon attended the Fat Stock Show in Houston, Monday.

Fifteen of the 4-H boys and girls chaperoned by Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Murry, Mrs. G. Holloway, and Miss Annette Johnson attended the Fat Stock and Rodeo in Houston, Saturday.

The Chandler family who have been in Houston for some time returned to Collegeport Sunday.

Miss Evelyn Spears? visited Betty Lashbrook, Monday. Betty will return with her and several from here will attend the basketball game at Van Vleck tonight.

Mrs. T. F. Long from Oklahoma has been visiting the Eagleys.

Daily Tribune, February 13, 1941


All the rooms in Collegeport school had Valentine parties last Friday afternoon. All the children and teachers had a good time.

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hensley of Goliad were in Collegeport Friday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. V. L. Jennings and son of El Campo visited Mrs. Jennings’ parents Tuesday. Mrs. Jennings remained over the week-end.

The Home Demonstration Club met Tuesday, February 11, at the home of Mrs. G. Savage. Miss Stewart, county demonstration agent, was present. The meeting was called to order by the chairman, and a short business meeting was held. Roll call was answered by kitchen helps.

Miss Stewart gave the demonstration on kitchen furniture, floors and walls, etc. After adjournment, Mrs. Savage showed us her lovely new home. The hostess served coffee and cookies.

Cliff Campbell of Camp Hulen was a Friday evening guest at the Harbison home.

Mr. and Mrs. P. Corporon had as their Sunday guest, Mr. Peters of Danbury.

Misses Gladys Harbison of Cuero, Ermine Harbison of Aransas Pass, and Mrs. V. L. Jennings of El Campo, and Mr. H. C. Ward of Hallettsville were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harbison.

Mr. Homer Goff is visiting his parents.

Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Cotton of Beaumont are visiting their daughter, Miss Elva Cotton.

Miss Elva Cotton shopped Bay City Saturday.

Daily Tribune, February 20, 1941


Mr. and Mrs. C. L., Boeker were San Antonio visitors Thursday. They went to visit Mr. Boeker’s parents.

Eugene Corporon was operated on for appendicitis Tuesday p. m. at the Matagorda General Hospital. We are glad to report his condition is as well as could be expected.

Mrs. Sutton’s parents, from Electra, Texas, came last week to spend the rest of the winter with her.

Mr. and Mrs. Tex Spates and sons of Sugarland, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Boeker, the first of the week.

Mrs. Anna Crane returned home from Houston Saturday to help care for her grandson, Eugene Corporon.

Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Liggett were visitors in El Campo this week.

Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Cotton have returned to Beaumont after spending some time with their daughter, Miss Elva Cotton.

Mrs. Penland was a Bay City shopper Saturday.

Miss Elva Cotton was a Bay City shopper, Saturday.

Friday night a jitney supper was held at the Community House. It was held in memory of George Washington’s birthday.

The following programs were given;

1-Selections by Rhythm Band directed by Vernelda Harvey accompanied at the piano by Miss Elva Cotton.

2-Readings-Patriots. Thomas Holsworth, Phyllis Holsworth, and Frederick Huitt.

3-Patriotic Declamations, Roddin Purswell and Emma Lashbrook.

4-Piano Duet, “Comin’ Round the Mountain,” Joe Frank Jenkins and Miss Elva Cotton.

5-Selections by Choral Singers.

            1-“Beautiful Texas,” W. L. O’Daniel.

            2-“God Bless America,” Irving Berlin.

            3-“Texas Bride of the South,” Ella Hudson Dry.

Directed by Elva Jean Wells, accompanied at the piano by Miss Elva Cotton.

6-“Fireflies”-Gest, Netina Jenkins.

7-Selections by boys’ quartet Roddin Purswell, Paul Harvey, Eugene Penland and Ray Lee Penland.

8-Minuet-Girl Reserves.

Everyone had a nice time in spite of the inclement weather. The ladies prepared a very tempting menu for the occasion.

The Daily Tribune, Thursday, February 27, 1941


The A. A. Penland family of Collegeport really live at home. They have had a good garden all winter. Mrs. Penland had an exhibit of nine vegetables at the Collegeport home demonstration club in February. They were cabbage, carrots, spinach, onions, Chinese cabbage, beets, mustard, turnips and kolarabi. The Penlands have plenty of meat, lard, chicken and a well filled pantry.

The Daily Tribune, Thursday, February 27, 1941


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