Mt. Pleasant Daily Times (Mount Pleasant, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 40, Ed. 1 Friday, May 1, 1931 Page: 1 of 4
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Titus County—Center of the Best Dairy and Poultry Section of Texas
MOUNT PLEASANT, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 1, 1931.
SINGERS TO MEET
WILL RENDER ALL DAY PRO-
GRAM AT FARMERS’ ACAD-
EMY ON MAY 10
An event that is looked forward to
with a great deal of interest by Titus
County people interested in vocal mu-
sic is the semi-annual session of the
Titus County Singing Convention,
which is to be held at the Farmers’
Academy auditorium on Sunday, May
10. A program will also be render-
on Saturday night, May 9th.
On Sunday, it is expected that a
large attendance will be present for
the singing, with an especially ar-
ranged program, under the direction
of R. W. Jones, president, and J. D.
Weaver, secretary of the convention.
A number of visiting singers from
others counties, will be present, and
special quartette numbers will be
featured during the day. Music hous-
es generally send some of their best
singers to the meeting.
At noon, dinner will be served on
the. ground, picnic style, and every-
body is asked to bring well filled
baskets to assist in making this a
Of Canal Bank
do not store away soiled
New Orleans, La., April 30.—With-
in less than four hours Thursday
masked bandits raided two branches
of the Canal Bank and Trust Com-
pany here and escaped with approxi-
mately $20,000 in cash.
A check by bank officials showed
the holdup of the Ewing branch, far
uptown, shortly before noon to have
netted about $10,000 loot. The second
holdup at the Lautenschlaeger branch,
downtown, in the afternoon, resulted i
in the loss of almost an equal amount I
150 Killed In
At Rio Thursday
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 30.—
A terrific explosion of mysterious
origin Thursday wrecked the naval
chemical plant at Nicthcroy, fashion-
able suburb, with heavy loss of life.
The number of persons killed was
estimated unofficially at 150. f <-p-j Texas Chamber of Commerce perm-
wards of 300 were seriously injured. nn . nnafnuo nnntoat
SEVENTEEN ARE ENTERED IN
EAST TEXAS C. OF C.
The committee appointed to judge
entries from Titus County in the East
In the first robbery-four masked
men participated and fled in a closed
car driven by a black-hooded chauf-
BEGGARS ARE AGAIN
Scores of others in and near the plant
were hurt. Windows for blocks
j around were shattered. The suburb,
i across the bay from Rio de Janeiro,
was rocked over a three-mile radius.
Fragments of bodies were thrown
for a quarter of a mile. Dozens prob-
again havihg fre-! ably never °an be identified- rescue
Mt. Pleasant „„„.......... ,
meur, after forcing three customers quent visitations from beggars 0f j vv<n',eis sau' allu'’ itcognizec
to lie on the floor of the lobby, while , various kinds, and the people of the I "“t* °f b°d,es' ""»« h™‘ s- ‘.'f
anent pasture contest, completed its
inspections of the pastures Thursday,
after spending two days looking over
the various entries, and have made
the following awards:
First place, T. B. Caldwell Jr.; sec-
ond ' place, W. J. Taylor, Monticello;
third place, J. M. Copeland; fourth
place, J. C. Driggers, Midway. There
were seventeen pastures entered in
the contest, this year, compared with
five last year, and their appearance
this year is much better than pre-
a dozen employes were herded into a ' *ity will do wel lto pass them by with- j ' .al111 h bt/bl^ Wn Jn b<>!1 'b'e
corner. j out any donation. A short while ago j as lon ? ei . e , C1 y, ,°l ’ °,e s' ......
The same methods were employed two large cars were noticed passing! °|nen a,n'e 'v len ,<KU' 0 oalviously.
in the Lautenschlaeger branch rob-' along the main street, and in a few j husbands or relatlves were loca.ted’ '
bery, where four masked men also minutes the occupants were soon with j
appeared. ! musical instruments and cups posing i RESTLESSNESS AMONG
___ ! as blind. There was a crippled man j MINISTERS BLAMED ON
! with them acting as a guide. He j THEIR CONGREGATIONS : committee composed of Roger Davis,
! drove one of the cars and the “blind”* - I agricultural director of the East Tex-
j man was chauffeur for the other. J Philadelphia, May 1.—Trouble in ' as Chamber of Commerce, E. A. Mill-
The committee which made the in-
j spections is composed of Judge R. T.
i Wilbanks,W. J. Shaw, E. S. Lilien-
I stern and A. J, Copellar. A district
RAISE NICE SUM
HUNTING AND FISHING
SEASON OPENED FRIDAY the affairs of the city Thursday af-
The open season for hunting squir- Several deputies were appointed by
rels and for taking game fish began tkc “City Marshal, Dick Pres ey,
Friday, and was taken advantage of they made the rounds of the bu-
by a ‘large number of people in the siness section of the city arresting
county. The season for fishing will P^ple and making them pay tines,
continue for ten months, and for In this way, they raised about $6o,
squirrels for only two months, fol- which will be applied on school activ-
k lowed by a three-month closed season. Hies.
The 'it “officials” elected bv the! Another beggar asked a local res- \ congregations is the chief cause former, agronomist of the Extension Ser-
y , . /’ . ,. j taurant Friday for his breakfast, j “widespread restlessness” and desire | vice, Eugene Butler, editor of the
a sc s aS a .^al. °r ' claiming that he was broke and had j for change on the part of many Pres-j Progressive Farmer. C. M. Evans,
u,,v * ^ n no chance of getting a job. He was j byterian ministers, in the opinion of j dairy expert of the T. & P. Railway
seated at the counter and given a the special committee on vacancy and : and P. H. Walser, dairy expert of the
breakfast. After he had eaten, he supply after a survey of the situation. Cotton Belt, will visit the four high-
started to rise from his seat and a Finances are a “lesser” cause. est ranking pastures some time soon,
sack fell from his pocket, a dozen or ! The report of the committee, head- and make a final report,
more, dimes rolling from the sack. | ed by Dr. Cleland B. McAfee, of New
, There are many such fakers coming! Yok, was made public on Thursday,
here, most of them in better finan- j The committee said it had learned
cial condition than those who donate | that “considerable” body of ministers
Messrs. Goode and Hyde, of the
State department of the American
Legion and of the Veterans’ Bureau,
visited Mt. Pleasant Thursday night
and addresed about fifty members of
the local post on matters pertaining
to veterans’ compensation. They
went into details as to who is entit-
led to compensation, and how to fill
out the application blanks so that
they would receive the proper atten-
Information in regard to borrowing
on the adjusted compensation certi-
ficate was also given. It was stated
that the Dallas office has already paid
out over twelve million dollars to vet-
erans in the northern part of Tex-
as since the now law went into effect.
in the church were discontented and
unhappy in their work and that in
many sections the term of the aver-
age pastorate was being shortened at
an “alarming” late because of this
A great deal of interest has been
manifested in permanent pastures in
Titus County during the past few
months, and is having a pronounced
effect on the feed situation here this
Steve Rotondi of Brooklyn, N. Y.,
was here on business connected with
his block of oil acreage Friday.
FATHER AND SON
The Father and Son banquet, spon-
sored by the Rotary Club and the
American Legion, will-be held tonight
at the Legion Hall, and a fine pro-
gram has been arranged. This pro-
gram has twice been printed in this
paper, and all are familiar with what
it is going to ze. Every Rotarian
and Legionnaire is urged to attend
and bring a boy. Tickets can be pro-
Mrs. J. G. Gardner is visiting her
so nin Houston.
“The Third Alarm”—New! Bigger!
Better! More thrilling!—Titus today.
y The tale is short, but no less y
y true, I*.
Just try it when you’re feeling
cured at Wilhite & Porter’s or from j y
Air mail and passengpr service in
China has been established between
Mr - Annie Tabh snent Fridav m Peiping and Nankin® and the Shan«*
„ An,,,e aabl' spcr,“ b a> *n ! hai-Hankow route has been extended
from the latter city to Ichang.
Put on a suit we’ve cleaned and £
And hear folks say, “you look X
| your best.” X
| P. D. THORNTON f
| PHONE 149 |
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The weather for the past 24 hoars
according to readings made at 6:30)
Maximum .............. T<*
Minimum ................... 57
Tmeperature 6:30 .................... 58
Wind from ...............................SW
Rainfall ................................<>.28 in.
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Special This Week
With each can Colgate Talcum, we
are giving one cake Palm Olive soap
Nyal Service Drug Store
Phones 38 and 187
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Cross, G. W. Mt. Pleasant Daily Times (Mount Pleasant, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 40, Ed. 1 Friday, May 1, 1931, newspaper, May 1, 1931; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth783625/m1/1/: accessed January 16, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Mount Pleasant Public Library.