Mt. Pleasant Daily Times (Mount Pleasant, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 231, Ed. 1 Monday, December 14, 1931 Page: 1 of 4
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Titus County—Center of the Best Dairy and Poultry Section of Texas
MOUNT PLEASANT. TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 14, 1931.
Takes Life of Man
GIVE AUTHORITY FOR APPOINT-
MENT OF ONE DEPUTY
Arlington, Texas, Dec. 13.—Burns
suffered by W. M. Tyra, 25, Arling-
ton, in a mysterious blaze which de-
stroyed an unoccupied residence in
i Arlington late Saturday, yesterday
- ' morning resulted in the death of Tyra
The Commisisoners Court held its in a hospital at Fort Worth,
regular session at the court house Fire Chief Ed Collins and City
Monday, continuing throughout the Marshal L. B. Loyell of Arlington
day. yesterday were investigating the
The principal work of thp court on cause of the blaze. i
this occasion was the allowance of Funeral services for Tyra, married
bills and accounts due for obligations and the father of two children, were j
against the county. This is the last held late yesterday at the Hugh Moore '
y Phone 86
£H None Better
Hindered by Rains
WITH LIFE TERM
Marshall, Dec. 13.—Heavy rains in
this sectoin have played havoc with
railroad and highway traffic. More
than four inches of rain fell in two
The bursting of a large lake dam
east of Marshall Saturday flooded the
Jefferson Highway between Jonesville
and Waskom. All traffic was sus-
A tree was blown o>i the automo-
bile of Forrest Murphy, Marshall, six
meeting of the year, and the finan
cial affairs of the county are said to
be in better shape than they were
Plans were made for improving
a number of bad places on roads in
different sections of the county. The
recent rains have been very hard on
The court authorized Constable Ed
Price of Precinct Three to make ap-
pointment of Abb Smith as his depu-
ty for that section.
Funeral Home at Arlington, with Rev.
W. T. Rouse officiating. Burial was
in Arlington Cemetery.
Robert Finch, who resided near,
gave the alarm when he saw Tyra
running from the blazing house, his
clothing afire, shortly after 6 o’clock
Saturday night. The interior of the
building already was in flames.
Tyra lived with his family on North
Benter Street. The house which burn-
ed was almost a mile away.
His father, Rev. H. B. Tyra, is a
retired Baptist pastor at Lancaster.
PENALTY ASSESSED mjiCs east of here. Marshall er.cap-
-- ed serious injury. The roof of a ne-
Idabel, Ok., Dec. 13.—Charles Drap- gi-0 church was blown off and a num-
ber of other buildings were damaged
by the wind.
The Texas and Pacific Railway
dump at Camp’s switch, west of
Longview, was washed out, causing
a delay in passenger train service
Much flood water is reported north
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
WANTS GOOD ATTENDANCE
The Chamber of Commerce wants
a good attendance at its regular meet-
ing tonight, as there will be some
matters of importance to come up for
attention. Everybody is invited to
ON CHURCH RETAINED,
RUINED BY STORM
Camden, Ark., Dec. 13.—A propos-
al to drop a .$25,000 tornado insurance
policy on the First "Methodist Church
here as an economy move was voted
down by the board of stewards last
er, accused triple slayer of the Kia-
michis, was convicted of one murder
charge Saturday by a jury which re-
commended life imprisonment.
The conviction was for killing FT S.
Chappell of Springdale, Ark., slain
with Eugene Harris of Antlers, and
Jack O’Dell, a farm boy, allegedly as
the result of a robbery near Ultima
Thule, a mountain hamlet, last Oct.
Expressing disappointment with the
verdict, L. E. Mifflin, County Attor-
ney, said he would seek to try Draper
at the next term of court for one of Houston, Miss., Dec. 13.—Durrell
the other slayings. Kendall, 22, Sunday admitted, officers
Reports said the jury stood eleven sa.id, that he killed two memebrs of a
to one for the death penalty on the small minstrel show’s company near
first ballot. New Caney, Texas, Dec. 4.
--I Kendall, motion picture operator of
GULLS BAFFLING TO the show, was quoted by authorities
AIRMEN AT BOSTON as sayjng he killed L. M. Brownlee
; and Mrs. Martha Smith in self-de-
MAN HELD ADMITS
IN MINSTREL TENT
ALL NORTHEAST TEXAS SHOWS
HEAVY INCREASE THIS
The Department of Commerce,
through the Bureau of the Census, on
Monday furnished this office with the
comparative ginnings of the Texas
cotton crop for this year a:-.d last,
showing the number of bales or cot-
ton that were ginned prior to De-
The statsitics show that the State
of Texas shows a big increase in this
year's crop over last*year. The 1931
ginnings amounted to 4,693,981 bales,
while there were only 3,687,756 bales
ginned in 1930. This is an increase
of 1,006,225 bales. All of the North-
east Texas counties showed a heavy
Ellis County leads the State, with
124,466 bales; Williamson County
was second, with 103,981; and Collin
County ranked third, with 100,131.
These were the only counties whose
totals ran over a hundred thousand
The comparative figures for Titus
and adjoining counties for the two
years are as follows:
>he Won Him
In a Bet • •
is a gamble
a game of
Boston, Dec. 13.—The airplane and fense when they would not permit
The*church "was one of half a dozen sfa gul^ are staging thdr “lit_ him to leave the show to come home.!
tie war” tor supremacy of the air. Kendall was arrested at his father’s
At the East Boston airport aviators home near Woodland, Miss., Saturday,
have been reporting a hard time in At fjrst he told Sheriff O. E. Shell a
breaking through large droves of sea Mexican boy had killed the two per-
gulls about the flying field. Dozens sonS( but he later denied that and re-
of these birds were blown by a stiff fused to talk until Sunday. j
breeze against the wings and pro- _____ i
pellers of a tri-motored plane bear-
ing passengers and mail and piloted
by C. W. DuToit. The latter man-
aged to make a safe landing after
some delicate maneuvering.
large structures virtually destroyed
by Sunday's tornado.
DICE THROWING CONTEST
OPENS IN BARBER SHOP
Grinnell, la., Dec. 13.—Two expon-
ents of dice-throwing systems, taking
their cue from the Lenz-Culbertson
bridge contest. Saturday started a 10-
day high-point contest.
Ed Jansen and John Ditzler, bar-
bers, are the rivals and another bar-
ber, A1 Hamilton, is the judge. Jansen
favors the “African twist,” while
, Ditzler uses the “cotton roll.”
SAM F. MOORE DIES
AT SULPHUR SPRINGS
Red River ...
M. C. MORROW DEAD
Mr. L. S. Roach and Mrs. Stella
Edwards drove to Texarkana Sunday
morning, and were quietly married at
that place. The groom was in busi-
ness here for several years and now
operates a large hatchery,
has held a position with
Beauty Parlor for a number of
' ----- J months. Both have a host of friends
HUSBAND DEAD 6 YEARS, who wish them every happiness in
WIFE IS JUST ACCUSED their married life.
Saturday Ditzler stood 17 passes
up on his opponent.
Judge Hamilton is basing his deci-
sions on points shot and the dexter-
ity of the players.
Results are being posted hourly in
the barber shop window.
Sulphur Springs, Texas, Dec. 13.—
Sam F. Moore, 69, prominent North-
east Texas citizen, died Sunday after-
noon. He came to Sulphur Springs
about fifteen years ago. He is sur-
vived by his wife and four children,
Sam R. Moore of San Angelo, J. Mil-
ton Moore of Christoval, Mrs. C. C.
Dixon of Fort Worth and Mrs. J. W.
LindSey of Sulphur Springs; a broth-
His bride er’ Robert Moore, of Kansas. 1
M. C. Morrow died at the home of
his son in the Oak Grove community
early Sunday morning and was buried
that afternoon at the Liberty Hill
Deceased was nearly seventy-five
years of age, and his death was due
to the infirmities of age.
Dr. and Mrs. S. C. Broadstreet and
Dr. and Mrs. T. S. Grissom left Sun-
day for Memphis. Tenn., where they
went to attend the annua) meeting
j of the Cotton Belt surgeons. j
The weather for the past 24 hours
according to readings made at 6:30:
demands prohibition for
Durant, Ok., Dec. 12.—Mrs. Annie
Cox, 50, was held for trial Friday on
a charge of murder in connection with
the fatal shooting of her husband,!
Frank Cox, more than six years ago. ^ |;****4-*"*‘*-**’*******‘*****‘****’*-**t**h‘***F*h<“!,*:,'**‘”>4->
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be a suicide, and murder charges i.j.
Africa’s Victoria Falls are
than twice as^big as Niagara.
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were filed only recently when C. H.
Bell, Mrs. Cox’s son-in-law, asserted
lie had seen her shoot her husband.y
to death. / It
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SOME TALK HAS BEEN
GOING AROUND TOWN
Maybe you have heard it. If
you have, we are here lo tell
you its all true—we don’t deny
a word of it. Yes, some rumors
have been circulated about us.
We did not start them, but since
it has leaked out, we will not
deny that we give the best
washing and greasing job in
town. Drive your car in today
and be the judge.
Irvin - Robertson,
CANDY MAKES AN IDEAL GIFT AND IT IS ALWAYS APPRE-
CIATED AND ENJOYED.
We have a beautiful assortment, Christinas wrapped and we will pack,
mail and ship for you.
DRUGS and JEWELRY
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