Clipped From The Paris News

mwrobbin Member Photo

Clipped by mwrobbin

 - body bits, to case to on real athletic Labor...
body bits, to case to on real athletic Labor Camp About Ready First In Texas To Be Finished By February RAYMONDVILLE, Texas, W)— The first migratory labor camp to be built in Texas by the Farm Security Administration at a cost of $500,000 is expected to be completed in February when housing will be available for 333 families, or approximately 1.800 persons. A similar one is being constructed at Weslaco, which also will be completed in February or March. Other camps have been started at Robstown and Sinton and sites are being obtained at McAllen and Harlingen. Purpose of the camps is to provide housing for farm labor with steady employment, according to J. E. Hudson, contract engineer. The camp has the appearance of a suburban development with water and sewage disposal systems, elevated water tank and streets. There are 50 well built houses consisting of a combination living room, dinette and kitchen; two bedrooms and bath, hot water heater, double wash tubs, gas heaters and linen closets. The houses will rent for $7 a month only to qualified farm workers. There are about 249 metal shelters with concrete floors. These are without lights, water or gas. There are also 44 slabs with concrete floors furnished for those who wish to use their own tents. A community center is being provided with 200 metal chairs, six library tables and a stage. Camp residents will have use of a utility building where washing, sewing and other work may be done. An important part of the camp will be the health center including a clinic and an isolation ward to be in charge of a registered nurse. All families must be free of disease before being given a house. A baseball diamond and other recreational facilities are being provided. Talk Topic Dr. Montgomery Speaker At Rotary Club An inspirational Christmas talk j on "Fellowship" was made by the Rev. C. D. Montgomery, pastor of First Methodist Church, who appeared on the program of the Fellowship committee with J. K. Shirley a s chairman. The musical part of the program featuring the singing of an old Russian folk song, by Shelby Collier and Mrs. Hoyt Braselton, with Mrs. Braselton playing the piano accompaniment. This number was followed with a Christmas song, - "The Holy City," with Mrs. Jean Norman at the piano. The prize, given by Henry McClanahan, was won by the Rev. j Norman Alter. Guests included Charlc-s Cline, McAllen; Roy Willoughby, New Orleans; Dr. A. P. Black, Gainesville; Orestes Pa via, San Juan, i Puerto Rico; Lee Compton, Dal- i

Clipped from
  1. The Paris News,
  2. 24 Dec 1939, Sun,
  3. Page 21

mwrobbin Member Photo

Want to comment on this Clipping? Sign up for a free account, or sign in