The Madisonville Meteor - And Commonwealth - (Madisonville, Tex.), Vol. 36, No. 5, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 25, 1929 Page: 4 of 8
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THE MADISONVILLE METEOR. THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1929.
The Madiftonville Meteor
J. A. KNIGHT, Editor and Prop.
Entered as second-class matter
Madisonville, Texas, under the act of
January 19, 1895, at the post-office in
March 8, 1879.
In the county, year.. ..fl.BO
Out of county, year 2.00
In the county, 6 months .75
Out of county, 6 months 1.00
Any erroneous reflection upon the
character, standing or reputation of
any person, firm or corporation which
unintentionally may appear in the
columns of the Meteor will be gladly
corrected upon its being brought to
the attention of the management.
THE VOICE OF EDITORS
AROUND MADISON COUNTY
Navaaota Weekly Review:
Three stores were robbed at Roan's
Prairie last Friday night, accord-
ing to information coming from that
place but the loot was not heavy. The
stores robbed were those of T. J. Mc-
Cune, Mrs. J. P. Hadley and Leonard
A Sandel. The post office was located
in the Hadley store. No great
amount of goods was taken from
either place, it is said, but the robbers
took some merchandise and- cash
where any was to be found.
Mr. Thomas of Thomas & Rat-
liff, contractors of Rogers, was here
Monday looking into matters per-
taining to the Clapp's Ferry bridge,
for which his company has the con-
tract. Mr. Victor Schmidt, resident
engineer, is making final survey of
location for the structure. Right-
of way matters are being cleared
in Madison county, and work is
expected to start within a reasonably
short time. Mr. Schmidt has opened
an office in the Smith-Murscison build-
ing in Crockett.
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B. C. Coley had his fine new car
stolen Friday night. He had gone to
church and had the car parked in
front of the church building. When
he started to leave the car was gone.
It had rained heavily during the serv-
ices, and of course all tracks were
obliterated. That night and next day
he and the officers spent much time
phoning and following up clues, but it
was found a day or two later not far
from Macy, apparently bogged down
and out of gas. There was little
' damage done other than it was very
• • •
The Spring Term of District Court
convened in Huntsville Monday morn-
ing for a four-week's session. Dis-
trict Judge S. W. Dean, presiding, and
District Attorney A. T. McKinney, Jr.,
County Attorney R. T. Burns and
Sheriff N. L. Epeer in attendance.
Largest crowd in years wa.s present
at the opening of court. Court room
filled to overflowing with white and
colored men and women. Something
over 325 cases of violation of the pro-
hibition laws of Texas are on the
docket for trial at this term.
• * •
And further, we want to admonish
our men and advertisers that the
management of this sheet that we
own and will operate the management
of the Star as a business concern.
"Ole Mack," is sole propritor, having
bought and paid for this shebang—
he doesn't owe any man in this or
any other country a penny on it—and
will dictate its policies just as long
as he is its owner. He has been in
the business for fifty years and
knows his ''cucumbers." If anyone
here, or elsewhere for that matter,
thinks he can conduct this old sheet
of liberty better, he can have the
chance by buying the whole shebang.
Bryan Weekly Eagle:
Special delegations, accompanied by
bands, from a number of the leading
cities of the state will journey on
special trains of which twelve have
been announced so far, to the third
annual convention of the East Texas
Chamber of Commerce at Bryan May
5, 6 and 7, the convention committee
has been advised. These delegations
are planning to stage parades and this
feature promises to be a lively phase
of the formal program of the gather-
Port Arthur, the only city so far
conducting a spirited campaign for
the 1930 convention, expects to send a
large delegation by special train, ac-
companied by two or three bands.
A special train known as the
■•President's Special" in honor of
John D. Middleton, of Greenville,
president of the East Texas Chamber
of Commerce, will start at Paris and
pick up delegations at a number of
other points en route including a large
delegation at Greenville.
Have You Tried
the milk produced by Raney's Jerseys? Un-
less you have, you have not experienced the
Superb Flavor and unusual Butter-Fat content
that may be obtained by merely calling 58 or
904 for deliveries either morning or evening.
WHOLE MILK, SKIM MILK
SWEET CREAM WHIPPING CREAM
J. N. RANEY
Producer and Breeder
FREIGHT ENGINE LEAKS OIL
AND THE FIRE ALARM SOUNDS
Dallas, Houston, Fort Worth and
Longview are other cities that have
announced large delegations wjll ar-
rive by special trains. In addition to
the delegation bands, the Southern
Pacific band of sixty pieces will come
from Houston. The Dallas delegation
will be accompanied by a band and Ft.
Worth has announced that a large
survey of the soil in all Trinity Coun-
ty, being assured that if the people of
the county will give instruction to the
people as contained in a booklet to be
sent to us, that the survey will be
made as soon as Trinity County can
be reached on the list.
The Groveton Chamber of Com-
merce has secured 72 registrations to
Monday night at 15 minutes before
midnight the fire alarm siren was
sounded with three blasts, denoting a
fire in the northern portion of town.
The fire department boys rushed out
as quickly as that time of night
makes such action possible and be-
fore they arrived at the scene of the
blaze another siren alarm was sound-
ed. Upon looking towards the north
section of town a red reflection of a
fire was plainly evident. But those
who responded found the blaze to be
around a freight engine which had
been standing under steam for the
night, and a quantity of fuel oil had
leaked out on the track and caught
fire from the fire box. Just who
first discovered the fire we did not
learn, but it was evidently discovered
in good time to prevent any great
damage. It required anly 15 or 20
minutes heroic work to get the blaze
extinguished and the engine in a safe
position. From a distance it looked
like a serious fire and doubtless
would have been if not discovered as
soon as it was.
Today—Thursday, Tomorrow and
"THE PATENT LEATHER KID"
A First National Picture. We want
you to see this picture, because we
know you will like it. No better pic-
ture was ever produced.
Admission only 15 and 35 cents.
"THE SODA WATER COWBOY"
A good Western.
Admission 15 and 25 cents.
delegation, accompanied by a band j the annual convention of the East
will represent that city and will j Texas Chamber of Comemrce to be
stage a parade on arrival. The Long- held at Bryan, May next, awl have
view delegation will be accompanied , forwarded the $180.00 collected there-
by a band. <
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Trinity County News:
Chamber of Commerce notes:
As you all know, we are fostering
a County Fair and are behind the
movement until the fair shall be
placed on a substantial financial foot-
We are also promoting the
pavement of our main business strjeet,
being assisted by other organizations
and citizens outside of any organiza-
We have made application for a
for to the
L"iityle in charge of
received tbjeir re-
e at least
eight additional rations so as
to be permitted to name the queen.
The Board of Directors have selected
Miss Nelle Webb for princess from
Trinity County who will have the
honor of being the Queen of the con-
vention in case Trinity County makes
the largest percentage of registra-
tions based upon the United States
census for 1920.
Austin, Texas.—Cowboys, honorary
organization at the University of Tex-
as, has announced the initiation of
eighteen new members. Member-
ship is based on excellence in grades,
leadership in campus activities and
personality. The new members are
James Maxwell of Brady, Pat Coon,
Jr., of Terrell, Lewis Day of Houston,
Saw Woodward of Fort Worth, Stan-
ley Hagan of Amarillo, James Mc-
Curdy of Cuero, Lewis Pollok of
Temple, Carter Bassett of Amarillo,
Bruce Burnett of Benjamin, Edward
Behmann of Fort Leavenworth, Kan.,
Hugh Dunlap of Cleburne, Scott
Wilkey of El Paso, Robert Carr of
San Antonio, Thomas Abell of Whar-
ton, John Walker of Shreveport,
Maurice Powell of Lubbock and J. P.
Davidson of Wichita Falls.
Lewis Day is the son of Dr. and
Mrs. G. P. Day and is well known in
this city; congratulations to him.
Monday and Tuesday,April 29 and 30:
With an Ail-Star Cast
Silver Soup Spoon to every lady
Admission 15 and 35 cents
Be sure to save your egg shells if
you do your laundry work at home.
Place shells in a muslin bag and drop
them in the boiler on wash day and
you will be surprised when you see
how nicely your clothes have been
bleached without injuring them in
Wednesday, May 1:
DOLORES DEL RIO
"THE GATEWAY TO THE MOON"
Here is a wonderful picture. Only
one day and at regular admission
prices, 15 and 25 cents.
Coming—Thursday and Friday,
May 2 and 3:
"SINS OF THE FATHER"
Note: Here is a Janning picture
that, even tho it is a sad story, it has
a wonderful happy ending.
May 6 and 7
"WINGS"—In Sound, May 10 and 11.
"CANARY MURDER CASE"—May
20 and 21.
"ABIES IRISH ROSE"—June 10-11.
Every Monday night is SILVER
NITE. Free Silverware given to
every lady attending the theatre.
Snyder—A poultry and packing
plant will be established here in the
near future. Plans are under way.
The Coming of
SMCUUR REFINING COMPANY
We build friends and customers with Quality Products.
An Oil and a Grease for Every Purpose.
Sinclair Dealers at present are:
Stewart Motor Co.
Wakefield Motor Co.
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