Mt. Pleasant Daily Times (Mount Pleasant, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 22, Ed. 1 Friday, April 10, 1931 Page: 1 of 4
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Titus County—Center of the Best Dairy and Poultry Section of Texas
THE MOUNT PLEASANT TIMES FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 10, 1931.
y£\ ASSESSOR AND COLLECTOR
FOR COMING YEAR IS
Members of the board of trustees
of the Mt. Pleasant Independent
School District met Friday morning'
and selected officers from their num-
ber for the ensuing- year. 1. N. Wil-
liams was chosen president and C. 0.
Troy White was chosen as tax as-
sessor and collector for the district
for one year and will assume his du-
ties at the same time he takes over
this task for the city.
C. O. Lide was made purchasing
agent for the schools.
Under the new State law, two of
the trustees were chosen for three-
year terms and two for two years.
I. N. Williams, W. A. Ford, Geo. Lil-
ienstem and A. C. Hoffmann were
elected trustees on the Saturday pre-
vious, and they drew for places.
Messrs. Hoffmann and Lilienstern
were given the three year terms, and
Messrs. Ford and Williams drew the
Speaker Long worth
IAN SHOOTS WIFE THEN
[ KILLS SELF WITH GUN
Aiken, S. C„ April 10. — Nicholas
Longworth, speaker of the national
house and one of the most fascinating
figures in American statesmanship,
died of pneumonia Thursday.
The 61-year-old congressman fought
a valiant battle aided by^Mrs. Long-
worth—“Princess Alice,” to millions
—but succumbed at 10:49 a. m.
The end came in a Southern spring
time at the colonial home of the
Janjes Curtis’ after a three-day siege
of the disease.
Mr. Longworth was born in Cin-
cinnati in 1869, and gradually rose
to a position of power in political
For several years, after finishing
his work in congress, he had been
coming to Aiken to recuperate. This
year he made another visit to the
Curtis home, but soon after reaching
the winter resort, he developed a cold.
The cold was not thought serious
at first, and no physician was called
until Monday afternoon. A second
consultation was held by physicians
Monday night and it was then detei'-
mined ho had pneumonia.
The news, however, did not become
known publicly until Tuesday night,
and by that time his condition bad
it must be good if
we do it.
Distance Signs \
PURE BRED GILTS
TO BE PLACED
New distance signs have been set :
up along the State highways just out- CARLOAD
side the city limits of Mt. Pleasant. j
These signs are made of iron, and.
YOUTH PREFERS LIFE
IN AN ARKANSAS TAIL
TO FREEDOM IN TEXAS
Dallas, April 10.—C. W. Love, 52,
killed himself Thursday after shoot-
ing his wife, Eva, 40. She was ex-
pected to recover.
Mrs. Love said she and her husband
had quarreled over household ex-
cuses. Besides his widow, Love is
9^,-vived by two children, his mother,
three brothers and three sisters.
OIL EXPLOSION IN TENT
BURNS MINEOLA WOMAN
ELINOR SMITH CLAIMS
NEW ALTITUDE RECORD
Roosevelt Field, No. Y., April 9.—
kElinor Smith, 19-year-old girl flier,
"descended at Roosevelt Field at 6:21 !
p. m. (E. S. T.) tonight claiming to
have broken the women’s altitude re-,
cord, set recently at 28,740 feet by
Ruth Nicholas. She began the flight
•at 4:86 p. m.
i Mineola, Texas, April 9.—Mrs. Bell
Webb, wife of a road worker, living
in a tent two miles north from Min-
eola, was badly burned Tuesday when
a can of oil exploded in the tent. Her
j clothing was ignited and practically
j burned from her body. Her injuries
! are serious, but she is expected to re-
cover. She has three small children.
Mena, Ark., April 10.—-Flat Wilsie,
Mena youth likes the Polk County
jail so much he preferred living there
rather than being at liberty in Tex-
as. A week after Wilsie made a
successful escape from the local jail
he returned and surrendered to Sher-
iff Joplin. The prisoner said he had
been in Texas but did not like it there.
Wilsie is held to await action of the
April grand jury on a statuatory
TO ARRIVE IN MT.
| give the distance to the next towns ( ---
; along the'highways, and also to im-1 County Agent Huckabee received
j portant centers. They will prove to a message Friday morning from the
i be of great convenience to tourists manager of the Fort Worth Stock
| and those not familiar with the roads ^avr*s announcing that the carload of
and distances of the State. i pure bred gilts recently arranged for
------------------- _ ! distribution among the farmers of
BOMBERGER ORDERED j Titus County, would be in Mt. Pleas-
'|’q PRISON noon Saturday.
__ | There are about seventy of these
Austin, Texas, April 9.-Gov. Ross r)UI'c bre(1 ho*s in the (‘ar> an<1 thay
Sterling today ordered revocation of are to be distributed among 61 own-
the parole issued to Harold Bomber- eis *01 bleeding purposes. They are
ger, convicted of robbery in Dallas of the Hampshire variety, which finds
County, and ordered the warden of a ready market in Fort Worth-
the State prison to return Bomberger dancing the sale of the hogs was
to the penitentiary to complete his arranged for by the stockyards com-
five to fifty-year sentence. Revoca- I pany at Fort Worth in an effort lo
tion was ordered at request of Dis- 'ncreasf ho«' raisin^ in Titus County-
trict Attorney William McCraw of Kilts were selected in the Sioux
Dallas, at whose request Bomberger’s Clty’ T°wa, whe™ the finest
parole had formerly been granted.
MRS. BARRETT DIES
AT MT. VERNON
The last meeting of the year for the
Shrine Club was held Thursday ev-
ening at Ellis-Kelley Club Lake. The
long tables were beautiful with their
tall vases of white iris and bridal
wreath. About fifty guests and mem-
bers enjoyed the delicious dinner pre-
pared by the ladies, after which the
Heading Factory Orchestra furnished
music and old fashioned dancing and
games were enjoyed until a late hour.
All voted that Mr. and Mrs. I. N'.
Williams had a made a most delight-
ful host and hostess for the yeai*.
Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Holder of Tyler
were here for the occasion.
Heavily loaded with oil rigs, trucks
are doing considerable damage to
Highway 49 between Paris and Mt.
Pleasant. Great holes arc appearing
in the gravel especially between De-
port and Bogata. This highway is
used almost exclusively by traffic be-
] fween the East Texas and Oklahoma
j oil fields, and better paving must be
| down to withstand the traffic.—De-
j port Times.
j Mrs. M. ¥. Costello returned Thurs-
days night from Texarkana, where
she has been in a hospital for some
time, recovering from an operation.
She is much improved.
hogs in the country are assembled.
JUNIOR PLAY TONIGHT
Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Morgan and
children went to Mt. Vernon Friday
to attend the funeral of Mr. Morgan’s
mother, Mrs. Tom Barrett, who died
at her Home at that place Thursday
morning, after an illness of fourteen
According to a Norwegian scien-
tist’s experiments with radio echoes,
wireless waves travel more than a
million miles from the earth and are
then reflected back by a layer of elec-
trons out in space.
Because of the tiny differences be-
tween the larynx and the palate of
the Chinaman and those of the Anglo-
Saxon, Chinamen cannot pronounce
the “r” sound with any degree of ac-
More than 5,000,000 bicycles are
used in Japan.
About 80 per cent of the population
of Haiti is engaged in agriculture.
The Weal her
The weather tor the past 24 hours
according to readings made ut b:JO
Maximum ................... 75
Minimum ................................... 48
Temperature 6:80 ....... 48
Wind from .................................NW
The members of the Junior Class
of the High School are to present
their annual class play tonight at
the auditorium of the West Ward
school. The title of the play is
“Safety First,” and an excellent cast
has been arranged for the presenta-
tion. A big crowd is expected to be
present, as a large number of tickets
have already been sold.
1 LET US HELP
William E. Hawkins Jr., radio re-
vivalist KRLD, Dallas, and KMOX,
St. Louis, will preach at Cookville to-
night at 7:30 o’clock.
More than 1450 beacons have been
installed to aid night flying in the
WITH YOUR SPRING
Send us your curtains and drap-
P. D. THORNTON
Cleaner & Hatter
| Day Phone 33 Night Phane* 'j-
| 474 and 294 |
| Ambulance Service |
?! DAY OR NIGHT
| Masters & Thomas
| Funeral Directors, Licensed
FLACON OF FIANCEE PERFUME WITH
Two exquisite Bourjois creations for the price
of the powder alone—a lovely new Paris-de-
signed box of Fiancee face powderandasmart
purse Bacon of imported Fiancee perfume. ^
Both I w
The price of the powder alone
Nyal Service Drug Store * , Phone 38 and 187
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Cross, G. W. Mt. Pleasant Daily Times (Mount Pleasant, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 22, Ed. 1 Friday, April 10, 1931, newspaper, April 10, 1931; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth784618/m1/1/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Mount Pleasant Public Library.