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Lamesa Woman Aids In Store, Paints During Spare Time LAMESA, May. 6 (Special)— Mrs. George Hart loves to paint and has found time for her hobby while raising three robust sons and being a business helpmate to her husband. Since 1944, Mrs. Hart has paint•'ed 30 portraits, landscapes and still lifes, although since that time she also has helped her husband operate a combination grocery and school supply store and filling station business in Lamesa and in Seagraves. Started Painting At IS She has been painting since she received her first art lessons at age of 15 and estimates her total output at about 200 paintings. Most of her paintings have been done in oils or pastels, but she has done an occasional water color. In recent, years, she has done several works with the palette knife. Two of her sons, George B., 19, and Bill, 17, both of whom have been star, pitchers for the high 1 school baseball team, are her strictest critics, she says. Both boys also paint. Paintings Ait Diiplaytd Several of Mrs. Hart's paintings are displayed in the grocery store and filling station, across the street from the high school building. An easel stands near the rear of the store and Mrs. Hart dashes off a few strokes between tasks of balancing books, piailing statements or waiting on groups of students during the noon rush. Several of her paintings have drawn top prizes in Dawson and Gaines county fairs. A picture of a severe West Texas duster, "The Sandstorm," was exhibited in Lubbock in 1930 and attracted favorable comment. Portrait work has included paintings of her three sons, George B., Bill and Deral Wood, 11; V. Z. Rogers, long-time Lamesa superintendent of schools; Bob Harris, announcer at Radio Station KPET, and Onita Esmond, former high school drum majorette. The painting of Rogers hangs in a high school hall. She completed the portraits of her. three sons in about two months. She says her husband | thus far has refused to sit for his portrait. ' : Barn Paint Wa« Ui.d . Her first painting was a copy of the "Lone Wolf," which was highly popular. She worked part' ly with barn paint on that painting. Nearly all of her paintings since that time have been original,-with snapshots and sketches for patterns. She also has painted FOHD WORKERS OK milling about gate 4 at Ford's Lubbock Pilot Club Contorts Heeling At Buffalo lakes Lubbock Pilot club held its regular business meeting Thursday night in the W. H. Rodgers' cabin at Buffalo Lakes, with Miss Lois Alexander presiding for a business session. Miss June Hanson, program chairman, told the club plans were being made for Miss Adele Barnes, on instructor in Amarillo college and member of Amarillo Pilot club, to come to Lubbock May 19 to show colored movies and discuss her extensive travel through Europe in the summer of 1948. She studied plant life during her European trip. Members ' present were Mesdames Josephine Ballenger, Lillie Vanderpool Smith. Bess Ford Ila Seal, Pearl Smith, Letha Simpson, Jewel Huie, Ida Harkleroad and Misses June Hanson, Peggy Hess, Ann Hill, Lois Graves, Evelyn Clewell, Avey Leeth Smith and Alexander. RABBITS MULTIPLY FAST MEMPHIS, Term. (U.PJ—Mama, a hefty 12-pound New Zealand white rabbit, gave birth to a litter of 18 bunnies. On the same day, another of Lonnie Davis does had a 15-baby litter. animals, including her pet prairie dogs. Mrs. Hart, an ardent sports fan, is a native Texan and has lived in Lamesa " most of the time since 1913, when her family moved here from Terrell county. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. (Babe) Simpson, have operated a hotel in Seagraves many years.