Mrs. Sherman Has Never Cooked, But Likes Bridge, Reading And Outdoor Life
Hearts proved to be trumps for Mary Stedmond, secretary to the city engineer- and expert bridge player, who married Mayor R. E. Sherman after a city hall courtship.
Sherman wooed his bride with poetry, her sister, Lily Stedmond, said Friday.
"The mayor used to call over the telephone and mistake me for my sister, “ Lily said. “But I was well trained. When the telephone conversation began I discretely left the room.”
Both Sherman and his bride are avid readers. A mutual admiration for poetry brought them together. Miss Stedmond’s hobby is reading. She reads everything, her sister said.
She likes outdoor activities but favors no particular kind of sport. Camping trips intrigue her.
She is a conscientious student, and president of the University guild, a study club sponsored by Mrs. J. M. Frank, high school teacher. Miss Stedmond went to school in El Paso and Chicago, and was graduated from St. Joseph’s academy.
Doesn’t Like to Cook
“She doesn’t like to cook,” her sister said. “She never cooked a thing in her life.”
She is a Sunday school teacher.
She does not object to other women smoking, although she does not smoke herself. She takes an occasional glass of wine.
Mrs. Sherman is 31; her husband 45.
She has brown hair and brown eyes.
“She used to say her ideal man was one with lots of ambition,” Miss Stedmond said. “She is ambitious herself – she could save money where I couldn’t.”
Mrs. Sherman has invested in building and loan stock, her sister said.
“Her only bad point was sleeping late,” Miss Stedmond related. “She used to drink her coffee on the run as she hurried to work.”
Mrs. Sherman is a member of the St. Patrick’s cathedral congregation and has never missed going to church on Sunday. She was president of the Patrician club.
As the wife of Mayor Sherman she becomes the step-mother of his 11-year-old son, Ray.
“I wasn’t surprised a bit,” Ray said. “I knew about the marriage all the time.”
Of Irish Descent
Both Sherman and his wife are of Irish descent. Mrs. Sherman’s father was born in Ireland; married an El Paso girl, and was an electrical engineer in Aguasallentes, Mexico, where Mrs. Sherman was born. She has lived in El Paso for 24 years.