Lukefahr School Community News 1929
 


Lukefahr News

Editor-in-Chief, Elizabeth Andrews
Assistant Editor, Caroline Matthews
Reporters: Gordon Crossland and Ellis Andrews

Mr. Pinkie Fondren of Van Vleck is visiting his sister, Mrs. R. G. Matthews.

Mrs. Henry Estill and small daughter, Vernie Lee, are visiting Mrs. R. V. Matthews

Mrs. H. H. Hunt is visiting her nephews, Messrs. J. H. and J. G. Matthews.

Mrs. W. A. Fondren visited in the home of Mrs. R. G. Matthews.

Mrs. R. G. Matthews is expecting hr brother and sister-in-law from Houston to spend the week-end with her.

Mr. Pierson spent last week-end in the home of J. H. Andrews.

Ellis Andrews spent last Sunday night at the home of William Estill.

Ruby Love Bates is back at school after being absent several days.

Ellis Andrews is back at school after being absent about a week.

We hope to have the debate "Men Make Better Drivers Than Women" Friday morning. Gordon and Ellis will take the affirmative side and Caroline and Elizabeth the negative.

The built-up bird posters arrived a few days ago. The second and third graders enjoy working with them. Some morning they intend to surprise the other grades by showing the completed bird posters and giving a short talk about each bird. Later on the posters will be placed on the wall.

Mr. Thompson, principal of Van Vleck school, was kind enough to allow the pupils of Lukefahr school to "listen in" Monday. We enjoyed the inaugural address and will not soon forget many things we learned.

Sidney Bates was bitten by a snake late Sunday afternoon. He has been able to attend school, though.

Cledy Mills made 100 on his arithmetic notebook last week. Keep up the good work, Cledy.

The third, fourth and seventh grades had rather an exciting time Friday afternoon. The two third grade pupils raced with the four fourth grade pupils in a geography contest. The fourth grade thought that the third grade was more accustomed to finding the places on the map so the seventh grade pupils were asked to help the fourth grade. The score was 16 to 12 in favor of the fourth grade.

The Daily Tribune, March 15, 1929
 


Lukefahr News

Editor--Elizabeth Andrews
Asst. Editor--Caroline Matthews
Reporters--Ellis Andrews, Gordon Crossland

 Life is a leaf of paper white
Where on each one of us may write
His word or two, and then comes night;
Greatly begin! Though thou hast time
But for a time, be that sublime!
Not failure, but low aim, is crime.
                                              --Lowell

Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Fondren, of Bay City, visited Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Matthews Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Fondren, of Houston, visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Matthews Sunday.

Caroline Matthews went to Van Vleck to see the play "Deacon Dubbs." She says it was good.

The first grade pupils are enjoying coloring and sewing their straight line sewing cards.

Mr. Pearson, of Caney, spent Saturday night in the home of J. G. Andrews.

Mr. R. H. Hunt is at the home of J. G. Andrews, after spending a week in Bay City.

Nannie Bell and Mattie Lee, former pupils here, visited us a short time Friday afternoon.

Mrs. Andy Patterson and sons, of Boling, spent the weekend with Mrs. R. G. Matthews.

All the younger pupils are looking forward to the Easter Egg Hunt Friday afternoon.

The debate, "Men Make Better Drivers Than Women," was held Friday morning. Ellis and Gordon were on the affirmative side and Caroline and Elizabeth were on the negative. Hezzie, Winifred and James acted as judges. They decided the boys won.

Elizabeth wrote a play about an arithmetic problem last week. The fourth grade acted it out Friday at Language period. Before the class time they fixed a store at the front of the class room. It looked much like a real store in a town. They cut out cans of peaches, pineapple, beans, coffee and other things from magazines and mounted them on cardboard to use on the counter.

The Matagorda County Tribune, March 29, 1929
 


Lukefahr News

Editor--Elizabeth Andrews
Asst. Editor--Caroline Matthews
Reporters--Ellis Andrews, Gordon Crossland

Elizabeth, Winifred and John Andrews are quitting school Friday.

Elizabeth Andrews is to leave for Fort Worth on May 2. We will miss Elizabeth in the fourth grade.

Lukefahr school has a new pupil, Allen Ham, from West Columbia. The members of the third grade are glad to have the new class mate.

Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Matthews spent Sunday evening in the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Fondren.

Mrs. R. G. Matthews is expecting her sister-in-law, Mrs. S. E. Fondren, from Houston Sunday.

Morris Bates is back in school after being absent a week. We are glad to have him back again.

Mrs. Grimes is visiting her daughter, Mrs. J. W. Bates.

Mrs. J. J. Holmes, of Ft. Worth, who has been in Blessing, is spending this week with Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Andrews.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Chamblee visited Mr. and Mrs. Ed Weaver Sunday.

Lukefahr school has a new pupil, Jimmie Ham, from West Columbia. Gordon will have a classmate now.

Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Downer and daughter, Mrs. C. L. Williams, visited in the home of Mrs. J. H. Andrews Tuesday.

The Daily Tribune, April 26, 1929
 

 

Lukefahr News

Editor--Caroline Matthews
Reporter--Gordon Crossland

 Think for yourself one good idea,
But known to be thy own.
Is better than a thousand gleaned
From fields by other sown.
                                          --Wilson

Last Friday afternoon we debated on the question, "Is it better to have nine or twelve months of school?." The two boys who served as judges decided that the girls won this time, even though they stated that a twelve months school form was better than a nine months one.

Mrs. Pollard visited our school last Thursday afternoon. She gave the fourth, sixth and seventh grades Standard Achievement Tests.

Mr. and Mrs. W. D. France and Mrs. W. W. Gordon are spending this week in the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Crossland.

Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Patterson and children of Newgulf, visited Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Matthews Sunday.

Mr. W. J. Ham is visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Coleman this week.

Morris Bates is ill again. We hope he will be able to come back to school again this term.

Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Fondren of Bay City, visited Mrs. R. G. Matthews last Sunday.

Vernon Fondren spent Saturday night in the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Matthews.

Mr. and Mrs. Oran Patterson were guests of Mrs. J. W. Bates Sunday.

We had an interesting baseball game Tuesday morning between the two strong teams, the Blue and Reds. Instead of a ball one of the multiplication facts was used. Most of the players "knocked flys" too. When time was called the score was 5-5. The tie will be played off later.

The Daily Tribune, May 10, 1929
 


Lukefahr News

We are beginning our second month of school with an enrollment of fifteen pupils which gives us nearly a room full.

We have with us this year a new student, little Steve Matthews.

Two new pupils, Jim and Allen Ham, have joined our ranks for the first time this week. We are glad to have you, boys.

We are sorry to say that Sidney Bates is on the sick list at this writing.

The revival meeting which has been conducted at the Lukefahr school house for the past two weeks, by Sister French, was brought to a close Sunday night. The attending crowd has been quite large.

Mr. and Mrs. T. Chambless, of Gulf, were visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Weaver Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Slaughter, of Boling, accompanied by their son and daughter, have been visiting for a few days in the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Ham.

Mrs. E. L. Williams, her daughter, Jessie, and her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. W. Downer, spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Andrews.

Mrs. A. D. Thompson, of Van Vleck, spent Monday visiting the Lukefahr school.

Mrs. E. Morehead, of Bay City, has been visiting in the home of Mrs. C. L. Ham for the past week.

The Daily Tribune, Friday, October 11, 1929
 


Lukefahr News

The pupils of the Lukefahr school have taken over the writing of the Lukefahr news for the coming school year with Ellis Andrews acting as editor, and Caroline Matthews, Cledy Mills and James Weaver as reporters.

James Weaver, who has been a fourth grade scholar, is now being given a try in the fifth grade. It means just a little more hard work, James.

Several of our pupils were absent from school Monday in order that they might attend the circus at Bay City.

Sidney Bates, who has been on the sick list, is back in school again.

Elzy and James Weaver have been picking cotton at Cedar Lane the last few days.

William Ertell spent Sunday with Ellis Andrews.

Cledy Mills made a trip to Midfield Monday, stopping to visit his aunt at Markham on his way home.

Mr. W. F. Fondren and his two sons, Vernon and Ivory, visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Matthews Sunday.

Mr. R. E. Bittner has been quite busy the past week shipping cattle.

The Daily Tribune, Wednesday, October 16, 1929
 


Lukefahr News

There is a look of relief on Cledy's face while Elizabeth is wearing her usual smile once more. Examinations are over again.

The first, second and third grades have decorated our room for Hallowe'en by making black cats and yellow pumpkins for the windows.

Our basket ball was unfortunately punctured by a tack last Thursday. We will be glad when it is fixed again.

Morris Bates was absent from school Monday because of illness.

This section received a fine rain Saturday and Sunday. Everyone was glad to see it.

It will be not be long till the duck season is open. There seems to be plenty of ducks around the ponds this year.

Mr. R. E. Bittner has been shipping cattle again this week.

Mr. W. S. Fondren and his two sons, Ivory and Vernon, spent Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Matthews.

The Daily Tribune, October 20, 1929
 


Lukefahr News

The pupils of Lukefahr school are the proud owners of a new basket ball. Everyone is enjoying it.

We have some new pictures in our school room this week, among which are Perry Prints of "Sheep, Spring," and "The Dance of the Nymphs."

Mrs. Pollard was a visitor of our school Friday. As always she made her stay very worth while and interesting to us. While she was here she took the fifth grade history class for an aeroplane trip to North Carolina. She also showed us a new way of checking arithmetic problems, told us a delightful story and gave us some good rules to use in playing with our new basket ball.

Caroline and Steve Matthews are the missing ones from school this week. They accompanied their parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Matthews to Houston for a visit last Thursday and have not yet returned.

Mr. Carrol Sifferd is spending a few days with Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Andrews of this neighborhood.

Mr. and Mrs. Hight of San Antonio visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mills Sunday.

The Daily Tribune, Friday, October 25, 1929
 


Lukefahr News

We had a Hallowe'en party at the school house Thursday, Oct. 30. First we bobbed for apples then we played games. All who were present had a good time.

Mrs. R. E. Bittner very kindly gave us two small flags, which we now have in our school room.

The rain of the past week has been reflected in our school attendance. Only six pupils were present Friday and seven Monday, but our customary fifteen were back in line Tuesday.

The rain made the road so bad that Miss Thompson could not go home for the week-end, so she spent Saturday and Sunday in Lukefahr.

Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Matthews are the proud owners of a new radio.

Mr. E. W. Mills returned to San Augustine with Mr. and Mrs. Height who have been visiting Mr. H. M. Mills.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Weaver and son, Elzy, spent the week-end in Gulf.

Mr. J. H. Andrews went to Galveston last Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Rogers accompanied by Mrs. Wiley and baby spent Wednesday in the home of Mrs. E. L. Ham.

Mr. J. H. Andrews is away from home this week with Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Matthews.

The Daily Tribune, Thursday, November 14, 1929
 


Lukefahr News

The pupils of Lukefahr school are the proud owners of a new basket ball. Everyone is enjoying it.

We have some new pictures in our school room this week, among which are Perry Prints of "Sheep, Spring," and "The Dance of the Nymphs."

Mrs. Pollard was a visitor at our school Friday. As always she made her stay very worth while and interesting for us. While she was here she took the fifth grade history class for an aeroplane trip to North Carolina. She also showed us a new way of checking arithmetic problems told us a delightful story and gave us some good rules to use in playing with our new basket ball.

Caroline and Steve Matthews are the missing ones from school this week. They accompanied their parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Matthews to Houston for a visit last Thursday and have not yet returned.

Mr. Carrol Sifford is spending a few days with Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Andrews of this neighborhood.

Mr. and Mrs. Hight of San Antonio visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mills Sunday.

Daily Tribune, November 25, 1929
 

 

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