Mt. Pleasant Daily Times (Mount Pleasant, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 125, Ed. 1 Saturday, August 8, 1931 Page: 1 of 4
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Mt ^pleasant pailu Struts
Titus County—Center of the Best Dairy and Poultry Section of Texas
MOUNT PLEASANT, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, AUGUST 8, 1931.
AT HIGH FIGURE
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
ESTIMATE INCREASED OV-
ER LAST YEAR
The first estimate by the Depart-
ment of Agriculture for the 1931 cot-
ton crop was made public Saturday
morning, the figures being given by
The prediction of the number of
bales that will be made this year was
for a total of 15,584,000 bales, which
was 1.222,000 higher than the first
estimate last year when the guess
was 14,362,000 bales. The condition
of the crop for this season was re-
ported to be 74.9 percent, which is un-
usually high, and is doubtless the
■ basis for the high estimate, although
the acreage had been previously re-
ported as having been reduced all
over the country.
The report was made public before
any of the stock exchanges were open
ejccept in Chicago, where the price of
cotton dropped 135 points in a very
Unless something happens soon to
destroy much of the crop, farmers
can expect only about 5c a pound for
their cotton this year.
From Free Bridge
, Oklahoma City, Ok., Aug. 7.—Ok-
1 lahorna National Guardsmen station-
ed at the Denison-Durant free bridge
across the Red River were ordered
withdrawn Friday afternoon at the
i request of Governor Murray by Adjt.
Gen. Charles F. Barrett.
Order establishing martial law on
both free and toll bridges stand, how-
ever, General Barrett said.
“If they resume hostilities we will
reoccupy the military lines,” he de-
Lieut. Col. John A. MacDonald, in
command at the bridge, was directed
to disband his detachment of fifteen
Federal restraining orders which
closed the free bridge and restrained
interference with toll bridge traffic
have been dissolved or have expired.
Do you demand fine
Cleaning? If so
Pays Father Tribute
Bethany, Okla., Aug. 7.—Governor
Murray stood in a camp meeting
tabernacle here today and told 3,000
persons “there must have been a guid-
ing finger that let the old patriarch
live beyond his normal years, to give
the oath of the highest office in the
State to his wayward son.”
He spoke of the father, Uriah Dow
Thomas Murray, 91, for whom fu-
neral services were conducted. The
NEW STAR MAIL
EVENING SCHEDULE TO BE IN
EFFECT IN THIS SECTION
Postmaster Spearman announces./
that the Post Office Department has
established a star mail route to op-
erate between Mt. Pleasant and Tex-
------ -------- ------ ------------ — arkana, effective on Monday, August
elder Murray, who braved a January * 17, to be operated every day except
Houston, Texas, Aug. 7.—The law
storm to administer oath at his son’s
inaugural, died of influenza.
“When I was 12 T thought I had
no need of my father,” he said.
“When 1 went to school a few
regulating hauling of cotton over months at 20 to 25, I grew so all-im-
Texas highways, recently enacted by poi’tant to myself that 1 doubted the
Mr. and Mrs. John Musgrove and
son returned Saturday from a visit
in Hot Springs.
sanity of old fogies.
“From 40 to 50 1 sought his advice.
“At the age of 60, God, how 1 wish
Mrs. Bird Old left Saturday for St.
Louis and Chicago to visit the mar-
Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Wallace return-
ed Friday from an extended stay in
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LOUISE FAZENDA in “BLONDES PHEFER BONDS”
the Texas Legislature, was held un
constitutional here Friday by a Fed-
eral Court of three Judges.
Circuit Judge J. C. Hutcheson and | had his wisdom!
District Judges T. M. Kennerly and ---
Randolph Bryant ruled the law is TO RESCUE HER CANARY
discriminatory in some of its clauses, j WOMAN RISKS LIFE AS
The court granted a temporary in- j FIRE THREATENS HOME
I junction to the J. H. McLeaish & Go., j _
a cotton buying and hauling com-1 Fort VVorth. Texas, Aug. 7.—Risk-
pany, restraining State highway of-; ing. her life> Mrs. Annie Smith rush-
ficers and officers of counties between j ed [)ack jnto }ier home early Friday
Weimar and Houston from enforcing j.Q ruscue her canary, although the
the law. The McLeaish Company is j house next door was in flames and
a Weimar concern. ■ her own residence, from which she
The court held in the opinion, writ- j had just fled) was fineil with smoke,
ten by Judge Hutcheson, that the j Occupants of residences ' on both
Texas law violated the equal protec- j sides of the vacant house on South
tion and due process clauses of the j Henderson street, where the fire
United States Constitution and there- J orij?inated, fled for their lives when
fore was invalid. heat and smoke awakened them at
WII KINS GIVES UP __
NORTH POLE TRIP I)0HERTV BUYS
- I KANSAS CITY PAPER
Copenhagen, Denmark, Aug. 7.— ' ___
Lady Wilkins Friday informed the New York. Aug. 7._pUrchase of
, newspaper Berlingrke Tidende that onp_half interest in the Kansas City
her husband, Sir Hubert Wilkins, will ^Mo.) Journal-Post was announced
I not attempt to reach the North 1 ole Henry L. Doherty today. A state-
j this year in the submarine Nautilus. menj. ke gavt, out said this was “to
j Instead, she said, he will try out tde Eansas City Star on an j company, and Mr. Kerswe, alias Mr.
I the submersible under the ice in the eC(Uaj f00ting in the campaign against j A., was referred to as “self-styled eo~
vicinity of Spitzbergen ad will re- and the interests of Cities Ser- [owner of the City Improvement Coin-
turn in about a month to Bergen, vicc » pany
where the vessel will remain during
The route will be operated by the
Southwestern Transportation Com-
pany, which will use its buses to car-
ry first class mail, newspapers and
special handling parcel post packages.
The mail will arrive in Mt. Pleasant
from Texarkana at 4:40 p. nr., and
will leave Mt. Pleasant going east at
5:15 p. m. This route will handle
mail for Omaha, Naples, and Maud
On the same date, there will be a
change of schedule on the route from
here to Tyler and mail will arrive
from that place at 4:50 p. m., leaving
again for Tyler at 5:15.
The new route between this place
and Texarkana will enable mail to
reach that place in time to be placed
on a Texas & Pacific train, reaching
Dallas the next morning.
IS PROVED JUST
Chicago, Aug. 7.—The shortest
name in the land turned out today to
be the shortest alias instead.
Mr. A. A. gathered front page space
for himself recently with an undis-
puted claim to the shortest surname.
Today Judge John J. Roomey in
Felony Court issued a warrant for
Earl F. Gerske, alias Aaron A. The
charge was forgery, instituted by a
representative of a financial service
Two million American women get %
, Day Phone 33 Night Phones £ X
jjf 474 and 294 ❖ £
\t Ambulance Service £ t
DAY OR NIGHT f X
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The weather for the past 24 hours
according to readings made
Maximum ... 98
Minimum ................................. 75 |X
Sky ........................................Clear 1 *
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Cleaner & Hatter £
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If you are interested in buying a
good used car, he sure to see the
1929 Chevrolet Coach............$350.00
1930 Chevrolet Coupe....... 400.00
1929 Chevrolet Coach......... 325.00
1930 Chevrolet Coach..... 450.00
1929 Ford Roadster........... 275.00
1929 Ford Sedan................... 325.00
1930 Chevrolet Coupe......... 385.00
Try Swint Brothers 15 ounce Orange Ade,
made with two fresh oranges,
All cars in good condition and
may be seen on our lot at any hour.
Good tires, batteries, etc.
Special—Ham Salad Sandwiches and dou-
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Cross, G. W. Mt. Pleasant Daily Times (Mount Pleasant, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 125, Ed. 1 Saturday, August 8, 1931, newspaper, August 8, 1931; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth783492/m1/1/: accessed March 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Mount Pleasant Public Library.