The Granger News. (Granger, Tex.), Vol. 32, No. 04, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 23, 1926 Page: 4 of 8
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The Granger News, Granger. Texas, December 2-'5, 192G
E wish y6u pcacc on Christmas Day,
God's costliest, sweetest gift,
J And may it keep your heart alway,
And ever you uplift.
Granger Ins. & Realty
Claude D. Teer, Mgr.
HERE AND THEKE
Parachutes are now used in drop-
ping mail bags from airplanes.
Eighty per cent of the population
of Portugal is illiterate.
THE HOME OF CLEAN ENTERTAIN MEN 1
The per-eapita* annual expense tn
the United States for public school
education is $16.25.
Milkweed .is used in paper surgi-
cal dressings, textiles, glucose, cat-
tle food, fertilizer and rubber.
Germans have experimented sue- j
cessfully with electric fertilization i
by drawing electrically charged i
wires thru the ground. ' •
Practically all varieties of medici-
nal plants and herbs grow, in Jugo-
slavia, which country exports them
Every Day of
^ Hour Tlcw Ijcar Be
a HaPPV °nc
THE GRANGER NEWS
R. A. A L. FORIJ, Editor
Cement as pood as or superior to
thaj of the present day was made
by the early Romans, and the Sara-
cens manufactured an. excellent
)a» Year $1.60
III Months........ 1.00
The service of a summons by ra-
dio has been declared legal by a New
Foreiarn Advertising Representative
the American press association j
Every week day in the year there
I are sold in this country 36,000,0001
I newspapers. The number of faniJ-
1 lies in this country is officially star- j
ed to be about 1,000,000.
TODAY and TOMORROW—
Buster Keaton as "BATTLING BUTLER"
A comedy drama of the prize fight ring enacted by one of
the most popllar comedians, and we think this is as good
a Christmas program we corld get anywhere.
Also Good Western and Good Comedy
Monday and Tuesday, December 27-28
Conrad Nagel, Edith Roberts, Geo. Fawcett
in "THERc YOU ARE"
A good comedy drama. A story of a young clerk who be-
comes the office shiek and gets into all kinds of compli-
cations before love finally wins .out.
Good Two-Reel Comedy, "Off His Trolley"
ALBIN J. DUSEK
Feed and Fuel
Professor Nicholson, president of j
the National Academy of Sciences,
announces that the exact speed of
light is 186,284 miles a second.
NO I * AI * I >1 NEXT \\ Ki:iv
A MERRY CHRISTMAS
May Have a Prosperous
Year Is Our Sincere Wish
K. T. GARAGE
J. A. PEKAR, Prop.
In order to clean up shop and
ii]i from the usual holiday rush,
! New.; will not |>e published >
1 n-e'k, but will appear on .J ■ u: m
7. Beginning, with. !'.<• 'new
. year we are going to give Granger
a newsy paper, despite th
e.ouvigr.g outlook We are opti-
mistic enough to believe that the
good years are always ahead ; r.d
that behind every cloud 4he sun con-
tinues to shine. We still believe tha%
Williamson county is the be t on the
| map and that her people reprepent
the ideal in citizenship, go whe.ru
you will. All that we ask is that
people as a whole and business In-
terests, ^ve us their c loperation
and we shall continue to render a
service for the good of all to the
best of our ability.
Merry Christmas to everybody.
Rc.d is the coolest color for prim-
mer wear ns it absorbs less of the
rays of the sua than other shades.
White is next, "and black the worst.
!' ir wint'T elothing, dark colors are
More than a quarter of a million
student* in five eastern states re-
ceive inst> .iction at the same time
M* j from the same teacher by radio.
A suit ease on
wheels is a recent
carrier folds up
when not in use and only the small
Back the farmer.
A man recently given a pardor. by
Governor Ferguson, was arrested
soon after given his liberty, for u
serious offense. At the time, his
wife and children were waiting for
him in Austin.
Despite the scarity of money,
News subscribers are renewlnj?
promptly. For a limited time the
News has reduced its subscription
price to $1.00 a year, in order to
save the people as much expense as
possible, until a more favorable
Roses are grown in China for pur-
poses other than ornamental. They
are used to flavor confectionery
and home-made wine, and to per-
fume tea leaves.
In the dead letter office annually
.about $60,000 in cash and negoti-
able ir.closures, unreturnable to send-
ers, goes into the exchequer of the
office. Each successful claimant
for advertised unclaimed letters ts
assessed one penny. These items
make the office self-supporting.
The ground or which the White
House stands at Washington is ap-
praised at $10,500,000. Sixteen ac-
res in theplot were originally pur-
chased for $1,600.
We wish you all A Merry Christmas and hope
lor you A Haj fy and Prosperous New Year.
By M. C. Allen
The News $1.00 a Year
Advertisers make this paper pos-
sible. Don't forget that, but the
most important is the citizen who
planks down his dollar every yea*
for a year's subscription. He is the
bone and sinew of the country press
or any other paper. Without him,
presses would cease to turn and the
editor would lay down his pencil to
engage in another calling.
Due to heavy rains, country roads
are almost impassable in places.
That's another thing to think about
for 1927. We need better roads
leading into town. How to get
them is another question, but it is
vital to this section, particularly to
An old custom at West Point calls
for a general remitting of punish-
ments whenever a royal visitor
makes the request. Both Queen
Marie and the Crown Prince of
Sweden exercised this privilege
when they visited the academy.
An inmate of an Iowa prison was
so satisfied with his surroundings
that he refused to leave when his
term expired and had to be forcibly
Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 29-30
"THE STORM BREAK R"
Featuring House Peters and Ruth Clifford
A drama with marine atmosphere, depicting fisher cap-
tain's mistaken love for the wrong woman, and his sacri-
fice for his brother's sake.
Good Comedy, "Love's Labor Lost"
FRIDAY, DECEMBER :S1 —
George O'Brien and Olive Borden in
A comedy drama dealing with the life of a modern Eve and
Adam. ALSO A GOOD W ESTERN.
SATI RDAY, JAM ARY 1 —
"THE LAS.lv OF THE LAW"
A Home State Tn Feature full of action and good
riding and straight shooting. ALSO GOOD COMEDY.
MONDAY AM) Tl'ESDAY, .JAM'ARY -M—
JOHN GILBERT in "LA BOIIEME"
This is a big special production produced by Metro-Gold-
wyn Mayer Corp. for the pleasure seeking public and it is
a big special but will be shown here for the regular price of
admission. II you want to see a real honest to goodness
picture, see this one. ALSO GOOD COMEDY.
Driven by over-population to
casting tree bark and seaweed from
the ocean, the wild goats of Guada-
lupe Island are changing their hab
its and in some respect their form.
They are learning to climb leaning
trees in search of foliage.
A dust attack from airplanes has
bees used with some success in Rus-
sia in combating grasshoppers.
All university students in Rus-
sia including women, are required
to take 180 hours of instruction in
military science during their regu-
lar four-year course, and t\M
months' field practice during the
ELGIN BANK CLOSED RE-
CENTLY READY FOR CLAIMS
ELGIN, Dec. 20.—A statement
from the Merchants and Farmers
State Bask, which recently closed
here, advises that it is in position to
accept applications for settlements
in liquidating accounts, 90 days be-
ing allowed in which to file claims.
Charles O. Austin, state banking
commissioner, is in charge, and a
force of employes is working to
close up the bank's business. As
yet, no indication has been made of
the basis of setlement with deposi-
GOOD PRINTING at THE NEWS
So delicate is a new instrument
now being made to measure heat
in the more distant stars that fly
wings are used in parts of its con-
struction. In making the instru-
ment the craftsman cut down a
brass tube to such thinness that it
crumples under its weight like a
piece of paper.
ROCKDALE STORE SAFE
ROBBED DURING RUSH
Giraffes attain a speed of thirty
miles an hour in their native habi-
Tents of cheesecloth cover the to-
bacco fieldo of Cuba as a protect-
ion against insects and the ordinary
ROCKDALE, Dec. 20.—Taking ad-
vantage of the crowded condition
of the Ben Loewenstein store hern
during the Saturday rush of Christ-
mas shopping thieves made thefr
way unnoticed into the office, sit-
uated at the rear of the building.
mid robbed a safe of $100 in silver
and -200 in currency . The box in
uhkh tin ca.di h.ul In mi pl.iml In' A red diambnd weighing eighteen
the safe was later found in another cnraU, hns h(,,,n foum, on th(> Ich.
part of the building f\\ith check?/ tonburg diamond fields in the Tran-
The thieves have not been appre-
i hended. i Want Ads pay in the News
In ancient Hungary, a feather in
a man's cap signified that the Wern-
er had killed a Turk, this being the
only lawful way of showing the
number of slain enemies. From thsi
ancient custom of using a feather as
a mark of- distinction is derived the
familiar saying, 'a feather in hts
iAIN the Christmas Tree uplifts
Love-laden arms and many gifts,
Beneath its branches may there be
A blessed Christmas gift for
. — Qwntaphcr G. Hianl
Appreciating our pleasant business rela-
tions during the past, we wish you the com-
pliments of the Season and trust that the
coming New Year will bring you the best
you have ever known in Happiness and
Em. A. BARTOSH
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