Stamper-Stratton School[1]

The Stratton-Stamper Consolidated School opened August 31 with an enrollment which has now reached 253, the highest in the history of the school.

The faculty is as follows: R. L. Moore, superintendent, C. L. Harrison, coach, Ruby Ratliff, mathematics, Elizabeth Wallace, music, Hudean Windham, English and French, Margaret Penland, Mary Lou Wansley, and Mrs. P. D. Measell, grades.

The following class officers have been selected: Senior class: Ollge Redd, president; G. W. Redd, vice-president; Zoida Loper, secretary; Allene Hunter, reporter; Mr. R. L. Moore, sponsor. Junior class, Oren Gill, president; Guy Leach, vice-president; Frances Graham, secretary, Edward Cooper, reporter; Miss Hudean Windham, sponsor. Sophomore class, D. L. James, president, Hazel French, vice-president, Nannie Lee Gordon, secretary, Helen Redd, reporter; Miss Elizabeth Wallace, sponsor.

Freshmen class: Rose Hunter, president, Joseph Stamper, vice-president, Eloise McMullan, secretary; Margaret Roebuck, reporter; Miss Ruby Ratliff, sponsor. Eighth grade: Marrel James, president, Charles McMullan, vice-president, Audie Meador, secretary, Hazel Cleveland, reporter; Mrs. P. D. Measell, sponsor. Seventh grade: Virginia Hollingsworth, president, Etalene Stamper, vice-president, Alton Addy, reporter, Miss Margaret Penland, sponsor.

Big Picnic at Stratton; Large Crowd Present[2]

There was held at Stratton a good old-time political picnic Wednesday, where many went from Union and other places in Newton, Neshoba and surrounding counties.

The chief speaker of the day was Ex. Gov. Theo G. Bilbo, who was introduced by Vardaman Carr, a young lawyer of Newton. We have it that about 1000 people were present or one acre of humanity.

Gov. Bilbo, who is a candidate to succeed Hon. Hubert Stevens for a seat in the U. S. Senate, spoke along usual lines as in speeches delivered by him at other places, only he left out the prohibition part, as that issue was recently settled at the state-wide election when the people voted dry by an overwhelming majority.

He repeated being in favor of paying off the soldiers bonus who served in the world war. He is also in favor of an old age pension for old poor people. He told about getting the old Confederate soldiers $1.00 per day pension.

The candidates for congress from Meridian spoke in the afternoon.


[1] The Union Appeal, October 28, 1934. Spellings as per original.

[2] The Union Appeal, July 19, 1934.


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