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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Orphans' Herald — 1 April 1924
..w ff The Orphans4 Herald Volume 16—Number 1. ITASCA, TEXAS, APRIL, 1924. Subscription 25 Cents Per Year. PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF THE DEPENDENT CHILDREN OF THE SOUTHWEST "Pure religion, and undefiled, before God the Father is to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction."—James 1 :27. A MUSICAL TREAT BY THE WEDNESDAY MUSIC CLUB One of the best and by far the most appreciated program ever rendered by the Wednesday Music Club of Itasca, was the one given for the benefit of the workers and children of the Home on Friday afternoon, March 21. For some time it had been noised around that these ladies were coming to the Home, and while the kiddies did not know just what they were go- ing to do, they were sure if they came from Itasca it would be all right. And it would have done your heart good to see how the lit- tle rascals as well as the older ones listened with keenest interest to the beautiful numbers. To those who loved the piano best the fin- ished rendition of II Tr...
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Orphans' Herald — 1 April 1924
THE ORPHANS' HERALD The Orphans' Herald Itasca, Hill County, Texas (R. F. D. Route No. 1, Box 20) Entered as second-class matter July 3, 1922, at the postoffice at Itasca, Tevas, under the Act of March 3, 1879. Subscription, 25c lJer Year. Southwestern Presbyterian Home and School for Orphans (Under care of the Synods of Texas and Oklahoma and support ed wholly by voluntary offerings.) This Home receives under its care "all needy white orphan chil- dren of sound body and mind, irre- spective of the religious belief of parents or guardians." Directory: J. E. Watts, B. A President Pat E. Hooks Treasurer Rev. J. D. Stormont Steward Mrs. J. D. Stormont Matron Demaree Cottage for Boys Mrs. Kathleen Watson Matron Fred Morrison Memorial Building Miss Hettie M. Miller Matron Miller Memorial Building Mrs. L. E. Kinser. Matron Grace Knox Home for Girls Miss Maggie Tadlock Matron Files Cottage for Girls Miss Bonnie Belle Mitchell Industrial Matron School Miss Katherine McLean, Principal. Miss ...
Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The Orphans' Herald — 1 April 1924
THE ORPHANS' HERALD THE FOURFOLD LIFE AT THE HOME The J Following Four-Minute Speeches Were Made by Our Seniors in Presenting the Life at the Home to Ft. Worth and Dallas Presbyterials Our Home Life (Opal Dodson) I shall tell you something about how we live anil what we do at the Home. There are five children's cot- tages, three for the girls and two for boys. There are usually from eighteen to twenty children in each cottage; but at the little boys' home, F. M., there are thirty-one or -two. The reason for this is that the little boys are collected into one cottage, while the little girls are scattered in the three girls' cottages. The Steward has the big boys at Demaree Cottage to do the farm and barn work. Each cottage has a house- mother who is, you may be sure, a very busy mother, with all those children to 'tend to. She has their clothes to look after, to see that they get off to school with clean clothes on, with faces and hands clean, and she must keep things going. But she ...
Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The Orphans' Herald — 1 April 1924
-I*I ii i nattw"' THE ORPHANS' HERALD ON THE WING VISITING TEXAS PRESBYTERIALS AND PRESBYTERIES terians need—a definite realiza- tion of the importance of the task of training dependent children. 'I' *1* | HOME HAPPENINGS | * * VACATIONS (Continued from First Page) with good old Bryan, the church that loves the little ones, leading in its gifts with over $850, al- though the little church at Calvert, with gifts totaling $565, had the highest average. Nearly every church showed some increase in its gifts. After a splendid luncheon served to both the members of Presbytery and Presbyterial, the writer met with Presbytery, where he pre- sented his plea for increased and regular contributions. Rev. W. H. Matthews was at the helm here and he is a mover. Home Mis- sions was again the feature of the meeting, with Dr. Weaver in charge. The visitors were taken for a boat ride that afternoon at 4:00 o'clock, but wasn't it too bad that the land lubber from the hills of the Hill could not enjoy ...