"Personal News of Laddonians," Mexico (Missouri) Ledger, 23 February 1949, p. 1, col. 1.
Mrs. Chester Avery invited a group of schoolmates of her son, Delbert Lee Avery, last Tuesday evening in celebration of his 17th birthday. Various parlor games were played terminating in progressive progressive pitch. Refreshments of sandwiches, birthday cake and cokes were served. Attending were Misses Dolores Selleck, Carol Cox, Betty McNeil, Helen Garnett, Susie Kesler and Ann Fay, Johnny Powell, Junior Tiller, Carl Thomson and Bobby Hutchison. Hutchison.