Anson Western Observer (Newspaper) - December 19, 1947, Anson, Texas others Enjoy 32 to December 19,1947 Ihas it that some oil men Vsted in building a t splendid if i would for a nice modern combination hotel and house number 1 on the objectives for A story building providing or space for some that have been In the a lall to better accomodate IS school and ting for regular and and two or| of hotel bed feast one floor for should be a for some man or If you agree let's it a hotel is not the only son This observer next or along with fior a the need for It is something that felt the community has a number of To of one we get together and He a hospital for good doctors and tut their practice is service to the restricted by the lack of hospital facilities here in home town to examine and Medical science has eat strides since the day Dr. W. L. a Texas in a wash pot to In a farm home the operation ever this Major not done under such conditions these have progressed in and facilities In Anson and the community deserves ready to the best when life and is at are good hospitals in Hamlin but not in and it is or 20 miles drive to is too far for needing an oxygen an iron or for a child s something lodged in AND HIGHWAY 180 back from dreams of the |I hope not long In the the of finishing highway 180 I Jones county is of to Anson and along the street lights look so good pens outside of the lighted that the system be I to bring other of out of whiteway from the south fth city limits to the would sure look fy council is light minded that right now Is a good time to let it be you would like to have lal street A hen 180-east is rebuilt we needing lights along way through sure brightened the farmers and grain I in these even if the cloudy weather Pf us gripe because the Pn hiding so It snow that you can't tell expect from West much since a friend of should know Will Close Pays For men who I printed In a two column In the middle oi the meir new home on announced that CHRISTMAS BaLL will be reenacted this vear beginning with the opening ball in Pioneer hall Saturday Christmas Ball Grand March Be Led By Ensign and Mrs. Ensign and Mrs. Albert L. Jr. lake the floor at Pioneer hall Saturday evening to lead the opening grand march for the Christmas ball they will be keeping up a precedent set at the old Star Hotel back in 1885. That original party honored a popular young cowboy and his Newly married couples will lead in the opening dance each night next Music for the historic folk wlU continue nights next tWs String Buid are busy completing plans for the initial ball Saturday night and Is expected be in Roy president The front of the building has remodeled to place the ticket office outside of the Repairs have been made to the floor and the building is being decorated under the direction of Mrs. Mace chairman of the decoration feature of this year's program will be the singing lines from Chittenden's ballad by Erwin This and other features of the ball will be broadcast over of grand march leaders the other nights of the ball will be the and Mrs. Durwood Monday Mr. and Mrs. George Baker Tuesday and Mr. and Mrs. Weldon Wednesday was a mere village of some 10 or 12 houses when the Star Hotel was host for the Cowboys Christmas Miss who has done extensive research on the background of the said this But almost everyone in town and most of those living in the vicinity were Children were brought and put to bed so that the parents could take part or watch the Cowboys and some of the girls rode back as far as 25 others came in buggies and The proprietor of the Star was very popular with the cowboys and they enjoyed visiting especially at Christmas time and this fact was possibly for the origin of the Christmas ball that first night there were some who did not They sat in a room adjoining the dining room which had been cleared for the They played guitars and A group of matronly women sat in the family room of the hotel and a number of men In the Dancers formed in two sets with one Larry a reporter for the New York was among the men in the lobby that He had come to Anson on business for his who had recently bought a ranch eight miles northwest of He was so impressed by the ball that he poem which was to become famous and submitted it to Hec editor of the town's The Texas Tsie poem was published in the Western and later alter the Star hotel in June 1890 it was again published in the Texas Western by Dan M. who had become editor of the local Immediately after this It was printed In the Dallas News and the Galveston Miss found a copy of the Dallas News In an an Austin library In which the NO Receive Boquet Of commissioners have to duck so many brick that that they were greatly flattered this week when a boquet for service in maintaining roads in the southwest part pt. the county was expressed in a letter SERVICES FOR MRS. services for Mrs. one of the early settlers in who died Friday the home of her Virgil G. near were here Rites were Ijy Ernest minister at the Church of Arrangements were under the direction of Lawrence Funeral was formerly Barzillia was born on February 3. 1858, in Clay She came with her father's family from Tennessee to Johnson Texas in 1876. She and John were married in 1877, and they moved to Jones Texas in 1889, where they lived for many years and reared a The family has taken a prominent part in tho development of West Texas and the Plains of where they have engaged in and various other business Her J. L. preceded her in in 1932. A daughter and a son who were well in Anson also preceded her in Mrs. Effie was the wife of B. S. a pioneer Anson died 1929; and Mirt Stroud Nevill dind in 1938. are two Virgil Nevill of ana Etzie John Nevill of her Mrs. Abbie Bennett Gf eight and several was in Mount cemetery beside her Pallbearers were J. L. Joe W. H. J. H. E. A. and Sid the out-of-town relatives and friends who gathered to pay respects for the deceased in these faU final rites Mr. and Mrs. gil G. Nevill of Mr. Marshall Nevill of least three Jones county Elzie Nevill of Annie widow of and her Mr. 5e STOCKMEN Wm SPRAYING 6RBS cows during the and winter for cattle grubs proved a profitable who have ok to County Agent H. from the letter would be to not acknowledge the much improved service your commissioner is giving us on dragging the roads in the southwest corner of the We want to pass the wora along to the commissioner that we do it very though the rainfall has been above normal this our school bus operating in the above district has not missed a district referred to is O. Rainwater's * IN Morrow has been appointed as 1948 Fund Campaign of the Jones County C of American Red Cross by Chapter Hubert Watso 2.1-:. Morrow will direct the annual j Campaign Drive for this which will be made in the of He cX who was - of the Fund Campaign Ks will soon name in each lire to for ihe coming year fcr tha Jonos County Chapter George Mrs. Pauline Mrs. Arliene Teacher Who Died Monday Formerly Lived Jeff D. 49, who dropped dead at Texa Monday was a former resident of Anson and taught school in the Pleasant Hill Swans schools of this as reared by Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Edge on a farm near Anson and he a graduate cf Anson high the time cf his of and Industrial language department and a member of the faculty He collapsed a few yards from the campus of the school and was pronounced dead upon arrival at the show that of air Texas cattle are according to Grubby cattle are discounted on the market at about one cent a The total loss to Texans in the cattle and dairy business in terms if meat and leather each year comes close to five million farms and ranches cau n til fir fAvn trouble with for Texas point Heel are ihe parents of and thJ migrate over for in the r. will control on the farm and ranch in of the cf 7 pounds i in IOC at 30-day the dust can be on will help to as it to 15 percent more feed a grubby steer than cf boy and or again be appropriate and dress for the and he urged that all participants help in giving color and to the by wearing western Prizes will be given each night to the wearing of old Jones 1947 lOp was more tlian double the 1943 crop when the last department of commerce ginning report Was according to Bowen census report on December 1 showed that 30,043 bales of were ginned in Jones county from the crop of 1947 as compared 12,523 bales for the crop HALL are making full use of Memorial the community center made possible by the cooperative efforts of the Liens club and American was shown by the fact that six organizations meetings there this the busy week's the Tuesday Study club used the hall for a social Monday One Tuesday afternoon the Home Demonstration council had a Christmas social and Tuesday night was the regular meeting for the regular Lions club luncheon was held Wednesday and the home demonstration clubs met at the hall in the afternoon for a tree and the Business and Professional club of Anson entertained with a Christmas Mrs. Manning of * F. son of Mr. and Mrs. N. W. Sanders of Route 3. has completed recruit training at the Naval Training San and has been advanced to second training is the shario break between civilian and Naval in which the new Navy man learns the fundamental principles of a the course oi his training the is taught Navy and basic ordnance and signaling and He learns proper and life and shipboard fire completion of his 13 the recruit is assigned either to units of the or to a service school for in the chamber of commerce contest to select the Anson home with the best Christmas window or lawn scene will be made at the public program next Monday it has been All who wish to compete should contact Mrs. Grady telephone 3847; Mrs. telephone 4431; or James telephone 7321 by noon Judging will be done by a committee from Hamlin sometime Monday evening and the following prizes will be table lamp donated by West Texas table lamp donated by furniture and card donated by Home furniture to the lact that everyone is so busy the final program Monday will be very but members of the chamber of commerce Christmas lighting and decoration o f which Mrs. Flynt is will express appreciation for the cooperation which has contributed to the success of the first organized effort to decorate the stores and homes for the Christmas - R. who was stricken with a heart ailment week before last has been released from tiie Stamford hospital and is BEST New Street Lights Place Alison on now safely law claim to being the best lighted town in its population class in this part of West That is the opinion of Ted local manager of the West Texas more of the new type street lights were added to the this week to bring the total in the section to 50. am sure that Anson is now the best lighted town of its in this district of the West Texas and I believe I would be right in including all of the company taut I am not sticking my neck out I been to all oi the towns Dudley Love is manager of the Joe R. Love Appliance company and Mrs. Love is taking care of during his * W. Cox is Given W. son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Box 62. was promoted to corporal this month at the Aviation Engineer at Ft. Francis E. Cox and his wife live at 1920 Pioneer He Toolroom Keeper m Squadron at this Cox attended high school at Texas and prior to the cervice he was employed by Mike as a FIRE Corinne Julie Regional Representative for Camp Fire arrived in Stamford December 13 to aid Miss Kathleen of the New in making plans for the annual meeting and to help workout a calendar of events for tho first of the They have visited with various organizations in week of - - - of Region in Uie best window contest was given te it announced at the Christmas on the court house lawn Monday Second third awards to Womack Shon in the guessing mention was given the oi Motor Mayfield Sprayberry hardware and the Panhandle prizes will be plaques which will be presented to the winning bv the chamber of by the Sosebee were the chief entertainment ol the They sang Winter White Silent Night and Jingle window included the George Q. Neville and Bartlett Drr Jerry Western Bobby Jean Reliable H. D. J. Thomason No. 3, Mary Oran A. Dean D. C. A. B. Thompson E. M. A. J. No. 12. Lilly Mae White Mrs. Lester A. He S. J. Crc Home Auto Sandra Ba M ' J. Home named - tmi any merchant who has not the result of his contest should do so between now and next Monday Names of the was formerly of should James so they can Council of Camp Fire Girls in Wichita Camp Fire program emphasizes well - balanced for girls seven to Miss Moller most gratifying part of my work with the organi has always been to the results of that I am sure it is also the most satisfying part of the work cf all volunteer Camp Fire leaders for they are privileged to work closely with tlie seeing them grow into thinking young interested in community and world-wide native of Moller received her Bachelor of degree at Stanford Calif. She is member of the Southern Section of the Camping also the Texas Social Response To VFW Christmas Fund Will Admit Boys and disappointing to the Veterans of Foreign Wars efforts to secure adequate funds to i insure a happy Christmas for underprivileged children in was expressed after the bottles were collected this The col- Anson boys and girls may be start it was i Saturday afternoon by The bottles were in bringing a toy or gift IN GOOD stores and the VFW USABLE CONDITION to the of Taylor ace The will be Herbert John Miss and George urged all business men to call attention to the hope that each bottle will bring in at least two I butlon more dollars by the time the final collection is made December 23. contributions have been by H. S. Harold and G. W. Other persons wishing to make larger contributions by cash may send or give them to any member or bring them to the server It was committee also requested the names of children or famines that should share In the distribution of food and clothing to be made by the fund give names and addresses to Robert president of the PTA or to a member of the PTA which consist of Mrs. Tom Mn. A. J. and 8te- collected in this way will become part of the Goodfellow children whose parents will not be able to supply the things they are asking Santa to distribution will be made by tho Parent - Teachers Association and the names of children who should be remembered should be turned in at the chamber of commerce office or to Mrs. Robert Cross of the Who's and Mrs. R. C. Huber of Union are announcing the arrival of a baby who arrived at the Sadler Clinic at December 14, IS Grandparents are and Mra A. R. Huber of Anion and Mr. and Mrs. Wadkins of mm TALK ON SPIRIT OF the spirit of Christmas of you at homo and in goodwill toward the fortunate around urged by Carl Sweetwater who was guest speaker at the Lions club of a house rules committee by President Charles Myatt was the chief item of The committee which will outline rules for the use and care of the building is composed of E. M. Otto Sosebee and Everett Christmas time we are celebrating the greatest event in the birth of Christ and it Is the time when even the hardest of men are the speaker think we approach nearer to what the Lord would have us be at this time than at any other time of the We must preserve and strengthen this Christian because history shows that failure of the church has preceded all downfalls of mere has never been a democracy established where was not the was at the Monday December 22. center of attraction in the West Texas utilities window is the large red candles in a setting which forms a striking background for a Christmas tree outlines on the glass nativity scene is depicted in the Farnsworth window and out at Womack's an unusual Christmas tree is surrounded by Christmas flowers and flocked mustard forms the background for the * services for Samuel of former Anson business who died of a heart attack at December 4, at 7 p. were held December 7. at 3 o'clock at the First Presbyterian church in Rev. W. F. pastor by Rev. J. P. fonner Burial was in the Pinecrest Memorial directed by Funeral Potts way the son of late Mr. and Mrs. T. N. early residentes of Jones and the last surviving member of a family of six Edgar Mrs. M. E. Mrs. R. L. Mrs. Heck and Mrs. H. B. He born near in Grayson September 16, 1374. When a young he moved with his parents and sisters to Jones where he resided until 1921. He at- tended Business College in he engaged first in later owning the Anson Milling and some he had an automobile selling Grant He was a member of the First Baptist and Knights of Pythias lodge of and served several years of the Volunteer Fire October 8, 1901, Mr. Potts was married to Miss Irene Stanley White of To this union were bom two 1921, Mr. Potts and his family moved to where he engaged in the auto paita business until his retirement five years ' is survived by his two Mrs. Norma Potts son o f Hot Blary Evelyn Cousins and ot other 1: ' i ' r.