The Madisonville Meteor - And Commonwealth - (Madisonville, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 15, 1928 Page: 1 of 10
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The Madisonville /Meteor
MADISONVILLE, MADISON COUNTY,
THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 1928
EAST TEXAS CHAMBER
OF COMMERCE MEETING To
BE HELD IN HUNTSVILLE
The second anniversary of the East
Texas Chamber of Commerce will be
celebrated in Huntsville on Friday
and Saturday, March 23 and 24th.
zation was held here last March in
The first anniversary of the organi-
conection with the regional meet, for
two days. This year the organization
is planning the anniversary as a sec-
tional meeting instead of one county.
On the program for the meeting
will be found men from all sections of
Texas with outstanding reputations
on subjects assigned.
The meeting will be held two days
and both morning and afternoon of
each day will be filled with men and
women bringing useful information
to men and women of East Texas. On
the last night a banquet will be giv-
en by the Huntsville-Walker County
Chamber of Commerce.
It will be worth a lot to attend.
BUSINESS CHAGES HANDS
Mr. T. T. Dean has bought the J.
M. Norwood grocery on the east side
and will take charge of same in the
next few days. Mr. Norwood has not
definitely decided what he will do.
The Cemetery Association will
meet with Mrs. J. L. Cleere Thurs-
day afternoon at 3:00 o'clock.
HOUSTON NEELY REMANDED
TO JAIL AFTER TRIAL HERE
The examining trial of Houston
NeelyT chaYged with murder for the
killing of Elva Coldiron near North
Zulch Friday night, March the 3rd,
Was held here Monday before Justice
O. L. Brown and was remanded to
jail without bond.
His attorney^, will sue out a writ
of haves-corpus before Judge W. C.
Davis of Bryan this week asking for
The State was represented by Judge
Joe E. Webb and County Attorney
M. M. Brownlee and the Defendant
by Judge M. L. Bennett of Normangee
and J. Luther Broadway of this city.
JUDGE CARL T. HARPERS
BOND FIXED AT $5,000.00
The examinating trial of Judge
Carl T. Harper, at Huntsville last
Saturday, resulted in his" bond being
fixed at $5000.00. He is charged with
killing Jas L. Rich of Houtson Friday
night, March 3. Judge Harper readi-
ly gave the bond and was released and
is now holding court at Groveton.
A number of our citizen* attended
the trial at Huntsville and they, re-
port that the trial revealed that Rich
and Judge Harper's cars collided on
the highway and Rich got out of his
car and went over to Judge Harper's
car; words were passed and they final-
ly got into a fight and while the fight
was in progress the gun fired and Rich
Mr .and Mrs. A1 Stoddard of our
city went on an extended visit a few
days ago to Dallas, Cooper, Paris, Ft.
Worth and Cleburne, Texas. They
returned home last week. While at
Cooper they visited Mr. and Mrs. P.
B. Stoddard. While in Dallas,, Mr.
Stoddard, the enterprising young
manager of our Rex theatre, bought
several new items for his show, in-
cluding a cooling system, which will
be delivered to him April 1. Now, Al,
ole boy, that sounds good. We can
stay cool while we stars of film-laud
perform before us.
The laymen of the Madisonville
Baptist Church held a very interest-
ing service with the Fellowship church
Sunday afternoon. Judge A. H. Mene-
fee was the principal speaker.
Rev. and Mrs. T. B. Anderson and
little daughter, Margaret, of Houston,
are the guests this week of Mrs. An-
derson's mother, Mrs. A. Viser, also
of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Viser.
PRIZES OFFERED BY THE
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Prizes offered by the Madisonville
Chamber of Commerce on different
Is tPrize—Best feed and pro-
duction record kept on 3
cows for a period of 3
2nd Prize—Highest produc-
tion on 1 cow for the three
months—this co wis to be
one of the three cows 10.00
3rd Prize—Best cows over
2yrs. old shown at fair 7.50
4th Prize—Best Bull over
2yrs. old shown at fair 7.50
5th Prize—Best cow under
2yrs. old shown at fair 5.00
6th Prize—Best Bull under
2yrs. old shown at fair 5.00
1st. Prize—Highest yield
on 5 ac. corn 20.00
2nd Prize—Highest yield
1 Ac. Corn 7.50
3rd Prize—Highest yield on
5 Ac. Small Grain 15.00
4th Prize—Highest yield on
1 Ac. Small Grain- 5.00
5th Prize—Highest yield on
1 Ac. Legum (as peas or
6th Prize—Highest yield on
1 Ac. grain & hay legume 7.50
7th Prize—Highest yield
tons of Meadow Hay 1 Ac.
average (native) 5.00
8th Prize—Greatest number
of acres feed stuffs per 100
acres in farm 7.50
A sample of above to be
shown at the fall fair.
1st. Prize—Heaviest litter
of pigs in 5 months 25.00
2nd Prize—Heaviest average
weight per pig in 5 months— 20.00
3rd Prize—Heaviest pig in
5 months shown at fair—Dallas Fair
4th PrizeCheapest pound
of gain shown by records 5.00
boar shown at fair 5.00
Feed .records to be kept
by all entrants trying for prize. (
1st Prize—Best feed and pro-
duction on 50 hens or more
for a period of 3 months $ 25.00
2nd Prize—Record kept on
100 baby chicks grown to
mature pullets, to get the cost
of producing our laying hens.. 20.00
3rd Prize—Best pen of
three hens and 1 cock shown
at fair 10.00
cock shown at fair 2.50
5th Prize—Sweepstakes hen
shown at fair 2.50
1st Prize—Highest yield of
lint on 5 Ac. Cotton 25.00
2nd Prize—Highest yield of
lint on 1 Ac. cotton —- 10.00
Entrants must sign up for the
contests before June 1st 1928 to be
eligible to win a prize. See the
County Agent or any business man.
I have a nice line of Ladies dresses
and some special prices on them. —
Sealed bids will be received until
April 14th, 1928, by the Commission-
ers Court of Madison County, Texas,
at the Court House at Madisonville,
Texas, for the purchase of certain
road and bridge materials to be used
in the construction of lateral roads.
Specifications, delivery requirments,
bidders blanks and lull information
may be obtained from A. McCormick,
County Engineer, Madisonville, Texas.
The County reserves the right to re-
ject any or all bids, Vaive any or all
formalities, or accept any bid or bids,
which appear to be advantageous to
Some Beautiful suits 14 to 18, long
pants with each suit. $15 at Frank
Deans. Come See th&m.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
HOLD MONTHLY BANQUET
The Chamber of Commerce banquet
was held in the Methodist Church An-
nex last Friday night, Judge Joe E.
Mr. A. L. Butler, Dairy Specialist
and Free Lance Field Man for the
International Harvester Co., made
the principal address of the evening.
County Agent DuPuy followed Mr.
Butler with a talk on breeding.
March 24th at 2:00 P. M. there will
be a county-wide dairy meeting at
the District Court Room of the court
house. Everyone interested is urged
to be on hand.
MRS. J. A. FINNEY DEAD
As we go to press we have just
learned of the sudden death of Mrs.
J. A. Finney, of this city. She has
been sick for some ten days and was
thought to be getting along nicely
when a change was suddenly taken
for the worse Wednesday night and
she died at 4:30 o'clock Thursday
A more detailed account will be giv-
en next week.
The following program was given
Sunday night at 7:30 in the place of
the regular League Program, and
Opening Chorus "The Song of the
Prayer Song—-Maurine Smith.
No. 1 Faith Without Works is
Dead: J. W. Mathis.
No.2—Be Ye Doers of the Word
and not Hearers only: Boyce An-
No. 3 Be Ye steadfast, unmovable
always abounding in the works of
the Lord: Claude Mclver.
Musical Reading—Thurman Floyd.
Song: "Just a Little Helper"— Joy-
ce Lynch, Viola Lively, Meryl Allen.
Reading — Virginia Strahn.
Viqlin Solo—Mrs. J. T. Burtis, Ac-
companied at the piano by Minyon
Special parts: Franoes Mclver, Ger-
aldine Jopling, Kathleen Cooper,
Musical Reading—-Beginal Rtx.
Vocal Solo—Melba Dean.
Musical Reading—Maurine Smith.
Chorus: "The Junior Battle Hymn."
Musical Reading—Martha Wallace
and Weldon Wallace.
"Goodbye to You"—LaRue Fannin
and Jaqueline Gibbs.
There ware twenty-eight who took
part in the program and our offering
amounted to $6.
Be on time at League next Sunday
night, at 6:45 o'clock.
Subject: "Is it Right to Get Even?"
"AN EARLY BIRD"
Yes it is coming—a high school tal-
ent play. Cast entirely made up of
our own boys and girls. Purpose —
to raise money for athletic fund,
the season. Don't fail to see it. You
This is the first home talent play of
will be glad you came. The cast is
not from from Broadway; but you
will be surprised at just how good the
local talent is. We need you there;
we want you to come, and you want
When? Friday night, March 23rd.
Where, High School auditorium.
"THE EARLY BIRD," a play of ro-
mance and laughter—just the one
you have been waiting for. Friday,
March 23rd. Thank you.
Miss Sula Conn has sold her place
at Cottonwood and is moving this
week to Bryan. She will be badly
missed in this good community as she
was one of the outstanding workers
in the church and civic movements.
She ordered the Meteor sent to her
MEMBER SCHOOLS IN COUNTY
INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE '28
Bundic Prairie, W. M. Dowell, Jr.,
Center School, C. H. Brown.
Connor School, N. P. Taylor.
Connor High School, N. P. Taylor.
Elwood Grammar School , O. B.
Elwood High School, O. B. Robin-
Fellowship School, W. C. Sadler.
GCbrge School, H. E. Connor.
Greenbriar School, Robert Fry.
Greer School, S. F. Hoke.
Hollis School, B. M. Risinger.
Kickapoo School, Earl Taylor.
Madisonville High School and
Madisonville Grammar School, Robt.
North Zulch High School, R. F.
Plainview High School, De Witt
Willowhole Gramar School and Wil-
lowhole High School, Guy Batson.
The name following each school is
of the one who paid the fees.
MADISON COUNTY TO HAVE
A RAT KILLING CAMPAIGN
The Specialist from the. Biological
Department will be in Madisonville
next Saturday March 17th, for the
purpose of putting on a county wide
rat killing campaign.
The meeting will be at the court
house at 2:30 Saturday afternoon. The
Commissioner's Court will furnish the
Barium Carbonate free, through the
specialist, for ten days, that the rats
may be killed. A rat wastes a great
deal in a year, so lets rid ourselves of
W. H. DuPuy, Co. Agent.
ANOTHER NEW BRICK
Mr. J-., W. Viser has bought the lofc
formerly owned by Mr. Robinson of
Temple and is making preparations
to build a brick at once. The dirt for
the foundation is already out of the
way and a large part of the brick and
other material in on the ground, and
actual constriction will begin this
week. This will fill in all gaps on the
public square with good substantial
brick buildings, and when other build-
ings are needed they will have to
spread out on the streets leading into
the square as has been done on the
north and west sides.
Mr. Viser will occupy the new
building himself with his drygood
stock and will move in as soon as the
building is finished.
The Word building is nearing com-
pletion on the next lot and will be
ready for occupancy by the first of
Ladies Collars, Belts, Slides, and
Pearls, anything you want at Frank
D. E. Tomlinson of North Zulch
called at the Meteor office this week
and subscribed for the Meteor.
Mrs. Essie Carson will move from
the Cottonwood community to Madi-
WANTED—Good second hand car.
Must be in good condition. See R.
L. Sandle, Madisonville, Rt. 2 51-3tc
FINE WHITE Leghorn hens, 1 year
old. Good layers, $1. W. A. Leigh.—
Conroe, Texas. 51-ltp
I have anything you want in little
boys wash suits sizes 2 to 6. Prices
98c to $2.50 at Frank Deans.
Mr. W. E. McKay of Huntsville was
in the city this week looking for the
fisherman and huntsmen who have
been violating the law. He is a game
warden of this district.
Anything you want in men's un-
derwear at Frank Deans.
Good Khaki Pants 98c at Frank
HOUSTON IN TWO HOURS
AND TWENTY MINUTES
IN A NEW MODEL FORD
News came to us a few days ago
that a new Ford had been driven to
Houston from Madisonville in the
record breaking time of 2 hrs .and
20 minutes. At first w0 didn't pay
any attention to this, but as wa kept
on hearing of it, we inquire ! into the
matter from the man that drove the
cai, and same was verified.
Mr. J. E. Gray, local Fori dealer,
and Mr. J. E. Viser, drove from our
city to Houston, Texas, via Huntsville
and the regular route, in the Spoit
Model Coupe that is on disp' v at the
agency here, in 2 hours and 2u min-
utes, and Mr. Gray states that they
did not try for speed unti? after hav-
having passed New Waverly.
Now this is some driving, and it
makes the writers hands ache to
feel the wheel and his foot itch to
pat the accelerator on one of those
TEXAS POLITICAL CALENDAR
April 1st.—Meetings of County
Democratic Executive Committees.
May 5th— Primary Conventions
(Presidential) to elect delegates to
County Conventions, May 8th.
May 8th — County Conventions,
(Presidential) held for elections of
delegates to State Conventions (Pre-
sidential) of May 22.
May 22 — State Conventions (Pres-
idential) held by all parties to send
delegates to national conventions.
June 4th—Candidates for all State
and County offices must file on or be-
fore this dr.Uf.
June 12th — National Republican
Convention meets at Kansas city.
June 26th— National Democratic
Convention meets at Houston, Texas.
July 28th — Primary Election Day.
off Primary Election,
August 25th — Seconrl or Run-
off Primary Election.
September 11 — State Democratic
November 6th — General Election.
January 8th, 1929 — State Legis-
BIRTHDAY PARTY SUNDAY
• x—— •
The relatives and friends of Mrs.
J. R. Corley surprised her on Sunday
by coming in numbers to celebrate the
anniversary of her birthday, and did
not forget to come with cars contain-
ing well filled baskets of delicious
viands and other tokens.
At the noon hour a twenty-foot ta-
ble in the yard was laden withgood
things to eat. Among the guests
were: Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Standley;
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hendrix; Mr. and
Mrs. Sam Standley; Mr. and Mrs. D.
L. Corley; Mr. and Mrs. Truman Ma-
dole; Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Prescott;
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Corley; Mr and
Mrs. Bill Corley; Mr .and Mrs. W. J.
Mathis; Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Isgitt;
Mr. and Mrs. Neeley Strawther.
The afternoon was spent in singing
and pleasant conversation, and kodak
pictures were made which will be
kept as reminders of a great day of
enjoyment. Separation at the close
of the day was marked by congratu-
lations and best wishes of a host of
friends for Mrs. Corley and her good
husband. A Friend.
Rev. Jesse Lee Passed through the
city Monday on his way to his home
at Huntsville. We presume he has
been out somewhere on his charge
holding quarterly conference.
I will pay the highest market price
chickens and eggs delivered at my
place of business.—T. E. Dean.
R. O. Alford and Roy Cochran, both
of Henderson, Texas, and students at
A. & M. College, were in the city for
a week-end visit.
You can find a snappy line of
Mens, Boys and Young Mens clothing
at Frank Deans.
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Knight, J. A. The Madisonville Meteor - And Commonwealth - (Madisonville, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 15, 1928, newspaper, March 15, 1928; Madisonville, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth192251/m1/1/: accessed March 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .