Mount Pleasant Daily Times (Mount Pleasant, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 64, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 20, 1926 Page: 1 of 4
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“MT. PLEASANT IS A PLEASANT PLACE”
By Carrier—50c per month
$5.00 per year
Pin HUSHED EVERY DAY EXCEPT SUNDAY
By Mail—10c per month
$4.00 per year
MT PLEASANT, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 20, 1926.
P. D. THORNTON
There are twojjkinds of economy -possible taviing and profitable spending. Frequent clothes cleansing fills the bill
both ways, PHONfcl 149
JUDGE EXPECTS TO FINISH ALL
WORK REQUIRING JURY
IN ONE DAY
Although the jury for the first
week of County Court was dismissed
by Judge Myers, the jury selected
for the second week of the term did
not fare so well, and they will have
to appear for duty on Monday or
However, it is thought that Mon-
day will he ihe only day it will be
necessary for them to serve, there
being only a light docket of cases
requiring a jury. The rest of the
cases can be disposed of by the judge
and the attorney*. ( ^
Miss Cleo Blevins left Wednesday
afternoon for Rochester, Minn.,
where she will go to Mayo Brothers'
hospital for treatment.
STUDENTS MAKE INVESTIGA-
TION OF HEALTH CON-
Mrs. Tom Bain of Texarkana ar-
rived Thursday to visit friends.
Mrs., J. W. Kay went to Winona
Thursday to visit relatives.
The class in biology of the Mt.
Pleasant High School has just com
pleted a health survey of this city,
in which they visited every section
of the town and made a close inspec-
tion of the sanitary conditions of the
premises. Below we print their re-
port made as a result of their inves-
Total number of houses and prem-
ises inspected, 601.
Total number of surface wells used,
Total number of surface wells not
used, but open so that mosquitoes can
breed and hide, 45.
Total number of families using wa-
ter from springs and branches (into
some of these sources sewers empty)
Total number of surface closets us-
ed not screened against flies, SI 4.
Total number of poorly screened
and unscreened houses, 174.
Total number of quarters for stock,
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When Pine Cleaning
and Gag Man
"You make your own credit.’’
Member R. M. A. %
On Parke, Davis Co. Toilet Goods, viz Cold Cream,
Vanishing Cream, Shaving Cream, Almond Cream,
To ath Paste, Liquid Shampoo. Duy any two of these
articles for $1.00 and get one free.
; SWINT BROTHERS i!
Drugs and Jewelry
\ 38 Two Phones 187
; “Yon Make Your Own Credit.” Vw'-' P. M. A.
cows, horses, hogs, 214.
Total number of dump piles within
the city limits, 5.
Total number of weeds unknown
Practically every unpaved sidewall
is grown up with weeds, only a nar-
row path to walk along. Many o(
the concret walks are lined on both
sides with weeds. Of course the
weeds want to live but they are hid-
ing places for mosquitoes which will
breed in open wells and the branches
running through town. Along these
branches there are. weeds galore and
growing in wilderness luxuriance.
Most of the backyards would not
pass muster on examination. There
is an appearanc of disorder.
It would be enlightening to the city
boosters and those well wishers who
arc putting money and energy into
building a progressive comnnmity to
take a drive east by Mcrrett’s ware-
house to the Catholic church and sot,
the disorder which greets every per-
son coming into Mt. Pleasant from
the South; end waves farewell to ev-
ery person going out. via the Cotton
Kelt route. There might arise in the
minds of these people the idea that
future health of the city demands -a
removal of the existing conditions.
There are however, several dwell-
ing and premises which are in ex-
cellent condition. There were also
found 295 gardens, good, bad and in-
FINE COLLECTION STAMPS
PAPER MONEY, ARROWHEADS
ALLEN CAMPBELL IS FOUND
TIED IN A FIELD NEAR
Allen Campbell was found tightly
bound hand and foot, and with a gag
n his mouth Tuesday afternoon in
the Mt. Sylvia community.
He was at work in a field for
Luke Wilson when two men ap-
proached him and suddenly grabbed
im and proceeded to tie him up and
in order to keep him from calling
or help, a gag was placed in his
outh. Mr. Campbell had a purse
•ontaining about .$55 with him at the
time and the men were careful to
tako this with them. After being
bound for about an hour someone
oassing by discovered him and re-
Details of the affair are not avail-
able, but the motive was evidently
that of robbery. Mr. Campbell did
not know the names of the men who
attacked him, and an investigaton is
now being made in the hope of find-
ing out who they were.
Mrs. John L. Barrow of Dallas'is
a guest of her mother, Mrs. C. W.
South of Town
COTTON BELT TRYING TO
A STOP TO DUST
Anticipating hot, dry weather, khd
Cotton Belt Thursday began the dis-
tribution of crude oil along the track
of its road from this place to Trioi-
The track from Mt. Pleasant to
7/aco is built of dirt ballast, arid
during dry weather, therd 7s a lot
of dust along this line, which causr
es much inconvenience to passengers.
The worst part of this is from t.hii>
f In tv to Trinidad, as all of the soil
between these two places is sandy
land and blows about easily, and »t
is along this route that the oil wi’l
The oil is distributed from a tank
car, fitted up much like a street
sprinkler, and as it is pulled along
the traek the oil is allowed to flow
through small vents onto the road-
bed, and along, either side of the road
about 18 inches.
Miss Nora Westerman, who has
been teaching in the business college
here, left Thursday for her home in
Greenville to remain until June 1st.
We are Anxious to Please.
You can always be assured of courteous treatment
when you come to our store for your
Drugs, Fountain Drinks and Cigars
ELLIS - KELLEY DRUG COMPANY
Phones 70 and 117
•You Moke Your Own Credit."
Member R. M. A.
Let us have
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. t ier
Lloyd Harper, who lives a few
miles onst. of town, has on exhibit at
Ellis-Kelley Drug Co., a fine collec-
tion of stamps of various countries,
a number of different kinds of paper
money, including Confederate bills,
j and a lot of Indian relics, mostly ar-
rowheads. Among these was a brill- j
j iant red stone that resembles a ruby
■ and said to be used in religious cere-
j monies. Ajfc
! HOME AT ARGO IS
i DESTROYED BY FIRE j
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li. hi. A.
The ho trie of Henry Traylor at
Argo was destroyed by a fire which
occurred about 10 o'clock Wednesday
night. Practically all of the furni-
ture wfi burned also. 'The home
was occupied by Mr. Traylor’s son,
Preston, and was supposed to have
taught from the kitchen stove, jri
which a fire had been built at sup-
Mrs. Hurl Fleetwood and baby re-
turned Thursday to their home in
Terrell, alter spending several days
here with ;heir parents, Mr. and Mrs.
? DIG IN — DIG OUT
| LIVE AT HOME
i Of course, it may be a little more trouble to pro-
duce a wide variety of things for your own use. than it
Y is to depend upon a single crop or product.
•j; Hut don’t forget, we must all pay for what we got
$ —one way or another.
In this case, the wisest course to Tlow is LIVE
AT HOME.....Dig in and becorn independent,
By diversification and rotation, j ’ l.vtds will
flourish, your living conditions wilFim '"i viM
have a more favorable chance to prospc ! you
are in debt, this is the best way to DIG
THE FIRST NATIONAL
F. A. Smith, Chairman J « Hart, (Muhtar
1. N. William^. Prw. M. U Garrison, Ass
O. W. Candle, Vk* Pm, C K. f<e«, Ass’t Cash
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,HM BROWNS GROCERY
“Van Malu* Y«otr Own Credit.” Member R. If. fit.
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Cross, G. W. Mount Pleasant Daily Times (Mount Pleasant, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 64, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 20, 1926, newspaper, May 20, 1926; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth783572/m1/1/: accessed September 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Mount Pleasant Public Library.