Mt. Pleasant Daily Times (Mount Pleasant, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 89, Ed. 1 Friday, June 26, 1931 Page: 1 of 4
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V. VOLUME TWELVE
Titus County—Center of the Lest Dairy and Poultry Section of Texas
MOUNT PLEASANT, TEXAS.FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 26, 1931.
Jean Norris, First - Test Well May |
New York W oman ■ Be Sunk North
Judge, Is Ousted Of Town Soon
New York, June 25.—Magistrate A number of oii well operators
Jean Norris who, as the first woman have moved to Mt. Pleasant lately,
appointed to the bench in New York, and are salci to be preparing to sink
occupied for more than ten years a
position of high prestige among pro- county, about nine
sessional women of the country, was Pleasant,
removed Thursday by the appellate
Five Justices found her guilty of
malfeasance in office.
test well in the north part of the
miles from Mt.
It is rumored that the location for
the well has been chosen near Jim
McGill’s, in the Piney neighborhood.
Reports are to the effect that con-
I)o Your Clothes
Look as well as you
want them to?
If not, see
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Samuel Seabury, referee in the in- struction of the derrick will begin at
vestigation of the Magistrates' Courts, once, and that the test will go down j
| Southwestern To
i Increase the Size
i Of Power Plant
In An Aeroplane
charged she altered court records to
create a more favorable impression
of her judicial conduct before a case
went to appeal; owned stock in a
bonding company with whose repre- !
sentatives she was in close contact; ;
exploited her judicial position by in- : Wednesday afternoon, about 5
dorsing a commercial product, and ' o’clock, as Fred Vissering was pass-
Of Man Is Found
was harsh with certain women de-
ing an old abandoned house on the
Vissering Twin Lake Farms, he was
E>allas, June 25.—Lee Houck, 35,
Dallas County employee, was charg-
ed with murder late today in connec-
tion wtih the death of James Gooden,
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Smelser nave re-
turned from Tyrone, Okla., where
they have been living for several
years. Mr. Smelser has disposed of
his telephone system at that place.
' attracted by an oppressive odor and ! 57, city engineering department em-
upon looking under the floor and sec- ployae, who died in a hospital early
ing nothing he decided the odor came | today after he had been severely beat-
from within. The door was fastened en at a picnic last night.
Mr. and Mrs. Rhea Cromwell left
Thursday for a week’s visit in Bon-
Friday - Saturday
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EDWARD EVERETT HORTON
Directed by Thornton Froolond
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flow it ends! See the great
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and he worked the door open and
found the decomposed body of a man
which he identified 'by the hat and
clothing, as J. A. Cockrell, who dis-
appeared on JVLiy 8th.
Mr. Cockrell, who was 73 years old,
had been around Naples off and on
for a few days before his disappear-
ance, had been at the home of Marvin
Ranes, about 2 miles south of Naples.
On May 8 he left Mr. Kanes’ home
without saying anything to any of
the family, leaving his trunk there,
and as he failed to return a hunt was
He was seen going north toward
what is known as Brownstown, hut
he was never found, and a few days
after his disappearance Mr. Ranes
examined the contents of Cockrell’s
trunk. In his Bible he found listed
in the family diary section the nota-
tion, “J, A. Cockrell, born January j
5, 1858, died May 8, 1931.”
Mr. Cockrell had, "on various oc-
casions made remark’s about taking j AMERICA
his life and these threats it was fear-
ed had been carried out when he fail-
ed to return after leaving Mr. Ranes’
Houck came to police headquarters
later today and surrendered after
learning of Gooden’s death.
Neighbors who saw the car drive
up in front of the house at 4 a. m.
and saw the limp body of a man
thrown to the sidewalk, telephoned E.
G. Holden, with whom Gooden lived.
The car halted only a moment, then
This paper is in receipt of a tele- 1 .Bremen, Germany, June 25.—Otto
gram from R. M. Winsborough, man- Hillig and Holger Hoiriis, the second
ager of public relations of the South- pair of American trans-Atlantic fly-
western Gas & Electric Company, to ers to land in Germany in two days,
the effect that an appropriation of, came down at Bremen at 9:40 o’clock
half a million dollars has been made Thursday night, 240 miles short of
for increasing the capacity of the! Copenhagen, the goal of their flight
Shreveport power plant, which gen-1 across the ocean.
erates the power for the transmission I They were utterly exhausted and
lines which serve Mt. Pleasant and i Hoiriis was on the verge of collapse
other Northeast Texas ciites. The ! from the strain of keeping the ship
power of the plant will be increased ! aloft for thirty-two hours and more,
sixty-two and one-half percent by the j Hillig, after a telephone conversa-
installation of new generator equip- i tion with the chairman of the recep-
ment. tion committee awaiting them at
Hung Jury In
The case of Marshall Allen, charg-
ed in District Court with theft of a
yearling, resulted in a hung jury
Thursday afternoon, and the case will
he tried'over at another time.
Friday a companion case, that of
Pole Price, colored, was tried, and
speaking closed at noon. .
The increase in the use of power
in the East Texas oil fields is re-
sponsible for the enlargement of the
Austin, June 25.—Operating reve-
nues of Texas railroads declined 22.5
per cent during the first quarter of
1931, as compared to the same period
in 1930, according to a report is-
sued today by the Railroad Commis-
sion. Revenues from all sources
dropped front $68,673,907 in the
first quarter of 1930 to $53,184,372
in 1931, the report showed.
Total operating expenses, however,
showed almost as sharp a decline, de-
creasing from $56,085,685 to $43,582,-
958, a drop of 22.2 per cent.
Net revenue from operations was
listed at $9,601,414, a decrease of
23.7 per cent, while the net railway
operating income showed a decline of
47 per cent from $4,286,007 to
Passenger revenue dropped $2,353,-
772, or 31.6 per cent, from $7,438,568
Copenhagen, wanted to go on to Den-
mark with another pilot who knew the
way, but Horiis insisted he would be
able to start in the morning, so both
flyers went to bed, leaving orders
that they were not to be disturbed.
The band concert, which was given
Thursday night was well attended in
spite of the fact that the date was
moved ahead one day. The weekly
concerts have been usually given on
The band is improving rapidly un-
der the stimulus, of the weekly con-
certs. and the citizens of Mt. Pleas-
ant are looking forward to the con-
certs each time they are given. In-
teresting programs are rendered each
Mrs. E. L. Hart left Thursday for
aa short visit in Corsicana.
JOSH LOTT GETTING
ALONG IN HIS WORK
OF BUILDING HOUSE
Valdosta, Ga., June 26.—Josh Lott,
brick mason, is getting up in the
world, but it’s taking a long time.
Back in 1876, when he was 16
years old, he was engaged to lay brick
for a one-storv building here. In
1911 he was engaged to lay the brick
for an additional story. Now he is lay-
ing brick for a third story.
IS ON WAY
BACK. WOODCOCK SAYS j
Fred Clark of Yale, Okla., is visit-
ing his uncle, Geo. Clark, and family.
Need Jod rrinnne?—Call 16.
The weather for the past 24 hours
according to readings made at 6:30:
Wind from ...................
The largest stone meteorite ever
found anywhere in the world, weigh-
ing about 1200 pounds fell some time
ago at Long Island, Kansas. It is
on exhibition at the Field Museum of
Natural History, Chicago’.
Houston, Texas, June 25.—“Ameri- |
ca is bound to coirje back, it’s on the
way back light now.” Col. Amos YV.
W. Woodcock, national prohibition
director, said here Thursday.
‘‘I am just completing a Nation-
wide tour of inspection, a trip which :
has taken me to every important city j
in the country, and 1 finish the trip I
a supreme optimist in regard to the i
United States. It has vast resources :
and, make no mistake, it is coming j
back. You can’t stop it.”
The Colonel said he believed Presi- !
dent Hoover’s debt holiday plan was
•the greatest thing that had happened
for this Nation and the world since ,
the war ended. i
UNCLE CAREY SMITH
Mr. and Mrs. Troy Blackshear left
Friday for their home in Jasper, af-
ter a short visit here with the latter’s
parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Florey.
f Let us help you
Uncle Carey Smith, former sexton .
of the cemeteries here, and well
known to everybody in the county, j
was stricken with paralysis some time
Thursday and his condition is re- j
garded as serious.
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Cross, G. W. Mt. Pleasant Daily Times (Mount Pleasant, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 89, Ed. 1 Friday, June 26, 1931, newspaper, June 26, 1931; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth783788/m1/1/: accessed December 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Mount Pleasant Public Library.