Harold Douthitt Spelling Bee Feb 26, 1925 The Neosho Times
SPELLERS CHOSEN FOR COUNTY MEET Will Compete ni Xcosho Saturday for Championship—To Enter 4 to 0 Contestants. Spelling contests were held In every township of the county Saturday, and the best spellers selected to participate In the county contest February 28, in Neosho. The town of Neosho was treated as a separate township. Those chosen for the elementary school representatives, in the county contest were Dorothy Barbarlck, Fred Jeans, Louise" Allen, Dick North, Esther Beeler and Lala Beeler. For the high school spelling contest, Paul Jones, Benadlne- Hubbard, Ava Sutherland, JJRfeile Mabrey, Wllma Hall, Conrad Franks, Imogene Brlggs and Bernice Kenney were selected. Champion Spellers from West Franklin township were Tlene Carter of Stella, Velma' Stephenson of Wanda, Ava Love of Stella, Wayne Jus-, tlce of Stella, Lena Bales of Stella and Ellis Pogue '"of Stella. Their grades ranged from 100 to 93. East Franklin will have only four representatives. One requirement was that any pupil entered In the county meet must have made a grade of at least 85 in the-township contest-June Snare, Alice Magie, Viola Bixler and Virginia Beaver were the East F,,rank- lin contestant. Viola Bixler is from Oshkosh and the rest from Fairvlew- Marion township's champions are Elsie Taylor of Silver Moon, Gay Rawlinson of Spring Valley, Marie of Qakdalc.t Marie Bey. Diamond and Donald Stephenson of Diamond. In Shoal Cre«|t township the contestants- will be Mary McNeils and Elizabeth Gamblll of Silver Creek, Elizabeth Klrkman, Madelynn Beckham, Gladys B~elk' and Alma Ferguson of Stapleton, ' Rena Ragan of Grand Falls and Otis Cupp of Stapleton. The East Benton spellers will be Ina Mitchell of Granby Route 3, Jluth McNealy of Neosho Route. 7, Irene Smith of Neosho Route 7 and Irah Graham of Granby Route 2. Buffalo township will "enter Gladys. Thompson and Francis Shandy of District 85 and Ava Sparlfif and Gertrude Beavers of District 84. In Berwick township the champions were Inez Rimmer, Harold Douthitt, Freda Nimmo, Alta Rimmer, Georgie Lasswell, all of .Green Valley, and Thelma Kelly of Jolly. From Van Bureli township, Marie Wecker and Beulah Rimmer of Van Buren, George Stinnett of Wentworth, Lena Eck of East Union, Thelma Sapp and Rosa Week of Van Buren jylHJbe entered. ••. Champion grade school spellers" from Newtonia are Letha Slier, Geneva Landreth and Robena Lacy of Newtonia, Gladys Senter of Mt. Grove, Theima Tanner of Mt. Pleasant, Opal Tanner of Mt. Pleasant and Ruby Williams of Mt. Grove. In the hfgh school contest, Newtonia township will enter Arle Lee Robertson, Malda Lacy, Mae Looney, Jessie Troxel, Zella Weems and Edrle Craton. . Seneca township entries are Hazel Walker and Basil Walker of No. 64; D'orothy Deweese of No. 62; Marie Estlll of No. 63; Zella Walters and Ethel Bilke of No. 62 and Mildred Lester of No. 63. From West Benton the spellers will be Gladys Canada of Meeks, Lora Nobles of North View, 'Lloyd White and Bessie Litton of Meeks, Claudlne McQuallty of Ozark and Ida .Smith of Meeks. '