Matagorda County Tribune
Markham Column
April 18, 1919
 

INTERESTING ITEMS FROM MARKHAM .

 

Markham, Texas, April 17.--The Mothers' Club held a meeting last Thursday afternoon; topics under discussion were The Child-Labor and Compulsory School Attendance Laws, and Birth and Death Registration, all of which aroused a great deal of interest among those present, making all realize that these were very vital subjects, about which we are not informed as we should be. The club also voted to spend $10.00 at once in building swings and other equipment for the school playground, for present use, and at the opening of the next term, to add other things that are very much needed.

Mrs. J. H. Barber went to Houston Friday to be present at the meeting of the workers of the Victory Loan Campaign, held at the Bender Hotel Saturday. Miss Etta Barber accompanied her, and they attended the aerial exhibition at Ellington Field also.

 

Mrs. W. C. Mersfelder left this morning to spend a few weeks visiting her son who is attending the University at Austin , and other relatives at Marlin.

 

Miss Willie Bell Delk of Bay City was the guest of Miss Altie Hale last week here.

 

Mrs. Agnes Brunner returned last week from a pleasant visit at Houston .

 

The Missionary Society will meet Thursday with Mrs. B. J. Jones, at which time the regular Voice Program will be given.

 

The ladies of Markham are taking a great deal of interest in the petition being circulated by the State Equal Suffrage Association for the purpose of asking the men to vote for the suffrage amendment, and if the number of signers to the petition will be of any influence over the voters, on May 24, the amendment will surely carry in this precinct.

 

The Methodist pastor, Rev. T. R. Clendennin, will be here to fill his regular appointment Sunday, and the services of the day will be suitable for the occasion; some special music is being arranged also.

The Sunday school at this place is a Union school, but after talks on the Centenary movement of the Methodist Church last Sunday by Mrs. J. H. Barber and Mrs. W. K. Keller, the school unanimously adopted the plan of contributing the offering entire of one Sunday each month to this cause, and the first Sunday was the day selected, when an appropriate program along the subject of missions will be rendered at the opening exercise.

 

Matagorda County Tribune, April 18, 1919

 

 

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