Mount Pleasant Daily Times (Mount Pleasant, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 179, Ed. 1 Friday, October 17, 1930 Page: 1 of 4
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MOUNT PLEASANT DAILY TIMES
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•‘Ml. PLEASANT IS A PLEASANT PLACE’
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MT. PLEASANT. TEXAS. FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 17, 1930.
PLAN FOR SPRING Sentenced To Die,
m Gouged Out Eyes
DAIRY SHOW MERE Nail
FAIR OFFICIALS ALREADY ARE
STUDYING OUT PLANS
FOR EXHIBITS '
Inasmuch as there was such a wide-
spread interest in livestock shown at.
the recent Titus County Fair, and a
large number of Titus County cattle
was taken to the Pittsburg Fair, plans
are being made for a Titus County
Spring Dairy Show, to take place at
the Fair grounds early next spring.
Officials cf the Titus County Fair
are already studying out plans for
the exhibition, and they believe that
with the interest that has already
been shown a most creditable display
of dairy cattle can be arranged for
the occasion, and from the entries
that will be presented an excellent
Huntsville, Texas.—Joyce Shepard,
t convicted murderer, executed in the
: penitentiary here early Friday, two
i weeks ago gouged out both eyes with
! a nail, it was revealed Thursday
night when newspaper men were led
to his cell for a last interview with
the doomed man.
‘‘If the eye offendeth thee, pluck
it out. It is better for a part of the
body to die. than lie cast into hell.”
With ibis Biblical quotation She-
pard explained wtiy he had rendi red
himself sightless by plunging a sharp-
ened nail into his eyes.
lie explained that he. worked a
small nail loose from a ventilator in
his cell, sharpened it on the concrete
floor and then gouged out his eyes,
one at a time.
Prison Manager Lee Simmons de-
Will Quizz Officials
About a Ueer Pipe
Line, Mite Long COTTON GINNINGS
New York, Oct. 16.—A group of i ONLY ONE COUNTY' IN THIS SEC-
police and municipal officials of* TION GAINS OVER LAST
Yonkers, N. Y., wore subpenaed1 YEAR
Thursday to appear before a Federal ‘ ** * .....
grand jury investigating a “beer pipe , There W>IS onlv ont. Cuuntv i7i thi^
line" under Yonkers streets which immccliat„ sectio'n which showed an
Federal agents discovered last Tues-, increagc in winnings of cotton prior
, to October first over last year at the
same time. This county was Lamar,
county herd can be gathered togeth- shepard,fl act haU been discov-
er to exhibit at. the East. lexas Dairy
A show of this kind will attract
many people to this place, and not
only have a big influence on improv-
ing the local herds, hut may be the
means of advertising the cattle of the ““ ™ork'thia ’time'
county to other places where they ___
can he sold at a good profit. There
arc many reasons why we should have
ered immediately. He explained that
Shepard blinded himself during one of
his “maniacal sprees.”
A week ago, Shepard admitted, he
told fellow inmates of “death row”
that 'he did not believe “this crazy
Pact Is Killed
Cheyenne, Wyo., Oct. 16.—Speeding
across the continent on a mission of
peace, Lieut. William W. Caldwell,
Subpenas requiring their appear-
ance before the grand jury were ser-
ved on the Commissioner and Deputy
Commissioner of Public Works, the
Chief of Police, the captain of the
First Police Precinct, the Fire Chief
and the Deputy Fire Chief of \T(in-
Assistant United States Attorney
Watts said no accusation had been
made against the officials and he did
not know whether they had hoard
about the pipe line before Tuesday.
“However,” he added, “we would
like to know just how more, than a .
mile of four-inch hose could be run l
under Columbus avenue, Film street, j
MET THURSDAY NIGH I
army flyer, lost his life during a rag-l'lahsade avenuf “n<
ing Wyoming blizzard Wednesday in!kf3’ 'wAtl™\ fledge on the part,
the crash of his fast pursuit ship, | °f®‘ty°ff’CU#,B "r a,J
seventy miles west of here. , . ’I
Caldwell’s flying companion, Lieut. A™-. ^ ™*1 approximately
which increased from 27,063 to 30,439
The entire State, however, shows
an increase of over four hundred thou-
sand hales, the 1930 ginnings amount-
ing to 2,584,853, while last year there
had bum ginned 2,128,587. The larg-
est producer for the State was Nu-
eces County, with a total of 146,497
bales, compared to 117,850 last year,
j The comparative ginnings for Tit-
: ns and eleven surrounding counties
is as follows:
Bowie . ......... 9,495
Camp .................... 1,481
BREWERY SELLS FDR $500
S The City Planning Commission had
an excellent meeting at the City HaU
Thursday night, with a good atend-
St. Joseph, Mo., Oct. 16.- A SI. aa(»p present. It was decided to make
Joseph brewery valued at $500,000 an earnof!t effort to secure the un-
before prohibition was sold for $500 derpasa wbich has already been desig-
at a forced auction Thursday to sat-
isfy claims of bondholders. E. A.
Gramev, real estate dealer, who pur-
chased the plant, said it. would he
used for storage.
nated for South Jefferson Avenue
where it crosses the Cotton Belt, and
also to get one or more through
streets across the city, running north
Miss Katherine Florey went to
Dallas Friday to spend the week end.
Mrs. Kate McFarland spent Friday
$25,01.0, had been hauled from various
manholes, one of them about 20"
yards from the brewery of the State
Cciieal Company, which has a permit
irving A. Woodring, whose plane bore
the document of Japanese ratification
of the London naval treaty, made his
way through the storm and continued
, . • . .x ' «. , , to manufacture near beer,
on his mission to New York from
Victoria. B. C. . “ ~ ,,
Crushed and broken in the wreck -Fetter III Mails Jo
age of his plane, Caldwell’s body was '
found on a hilltop near Lookout in j
the rugged country north of Laramie.
It was apparent, his plane had plung-
Titus . ..
TITUS COUNTY IS
Years fs Delivered i low in agriculture
- | AT PITTSBURG FAIR
MAskogee, Ok., Oct. 16.—After! *---
a letter writteni I" the agricultural exhibits at the
“ ; twenty-three years
ed to the ground at terrific speed dur- j Jan> 29> 1907) bv thu late Xams Bix_ f Pittsburg Fair, Titus County was giv-
ing weather characterized by veteran by> chairman of the Dawes Commis- en the lowest place. There were three
mail flyers as “zero-zero”—no ’ *
ing and no visibility.
cc^"; sion, which had charge of the allot-! county exhibits, first place being won
; tnent of lands of the F’ive Civilized j by Hunt County, second by Smith,
CLIVE BROOK—WILLIAM POWELL
RUTH CHATTERTON—MARY NOLAN
HIS TRIGGER TRICKS
BEEN Y RUBIN
Tribes, was received Wednesday by and Titus was third,
i Mrs. Susie F3. Stand ifer, she said here! I" the livestock and poultry exhibits,
Thursday. i however, Titus County carried away
Mrs. Standifer then lived at Ard-) practically all of the prizes that were
! more and now lives at Wapanucka. I offered.
I^velland, Texas, Oct. 16.—A 22-1
Baby Trapped in
I The letter referred to a claim which ;
month-old baby girl, daughter of a Mrg. standifer and members of her’
J cotton picker on a farm near here,
All of us gladly accept the advice
family had filed on a Choctaw allot-! of our moral superiors The difficul-
perished in a windmill well, where she nient. [t is said the Secretary of the I ty is to find any.—Eugene, Ore.,
had fallen 1 hursday. I Interior had denied the claim. (Guard.
Volunteers from Levelland worked; During th(, iong jnterval Mrs. Stan-______
all night in an effort to extricate the difer anfl her family'wondered what!----------
ch.ld, whose little body slowly de-, had become of their claim, and made j The Weather
scomled down the narrow and deep i desultory efforts to find out. __
hole as the workers above tried every t . ... ..... .....
. i ------- I lhe weather for the past 2-1 hours
| conceivable means of rescue. Gradu-
, ally the baby’s cry became fainter and ,
j presently there was silence after:
j death had stilled the childish voice,
| but net until one of her arms had '
jbeen broken by a rope that had been ;
i looped arotlnd her wrists in an effort J
to dislodge her.
j The child was toddling around out-1
! side her father’s hut when she at-!
tempted to walk a plank placed over |
the newly drilled hole for the wind ]
mill well. The plank gave way and j
! the baby slipped inlo the hole. At!
first she was barely out of reach of
her mother’s arms as she lowered ■
them to bring her child back. Their
fingers touched. Presently the lit-!
tie form had slipped farther down, bo-
yorid the reach of any arms.
COTTON PRICES Y’ESTERDAY' J according to readings made at 6:30:
Thu price of cotton in Mt. Pleasant
yesterday was as follows:
High, 1.0.30c; low, Sc.
Want wore Business.'—Advertise!
Wind from .
Da> Phone 33 Night Phenes A
Saturday Nile 11:30, also Sunday - Monday
“HIGH SOCIETY BLUES”
CHARLES FARRELL—JANET GAY NOR
Same Lovers who- made “Sunny Side Up”
474 and 294
:[: Ambulance Service |
$ DAY OR NIGHT I
| Masters & Thomas |
i y. Funeral Directors, Licensed X
TRY THE DRUG STORE FIRST
We pride ourselves on being* able to give
our customers the very best service obtain-
able at all times, because we keep our stock
ttp to the minutet and carry the highes
The Busy Corner Drug Store
Phones 38 and 187
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