The McGregor Mirror. (McGregor, Tex.), Vol. 42, No. 1, Ed. 1 Friday, March 7, 1930 Page: 1 of 8
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The McGregor Mirror.
AN© HE<RAJLD-OB SCRATCH
McGREGOR, TEXAS, FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1930.
Down ToWn Sunday School Organized—Meet in City Halt Sunday at 10 a. m.
BETTER THAN A LOCK AND KEY
Thieves will not stop at locks that are sup-
posed to protect your valuables. The only
safe way for absolute protection is one of
our Safety Deposit Boxes, protected by bur-
glar proof vaults. This protection costs you
but a small annual sum. We will be glad at
any time to explain to you this method oi
protection to valuables.
SPRING IS RIGHT HERE
WHY NOT CLEAN-UP CAMPAIGN?
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
A GOOD BANK SINCE 1889
2TINETY PERCENT OF
EAST TEXAS ELBERTA
PEACH CROP KILLED
Tyler, Texas—Ninety per cent
of the fruit buds in East Texas
Elberta Peach orchards in terri-
tory contiguous to the Cotton
Belt Railroad are found to have
been destroyed by the low tem-
pertures in January. This an-
nouncement was made by T. P.
Cole, agricultural commissioner
of the Cotton Belt, who had a
thorough survey made over the
system. The East Texas peach
crop ranges in value from $1,500,-
000 to $3,000,000, according to
Some of the best managed
peach orchards, which had been
well cultivated and sprayed, show
from 2 to 40 per cent live buds,
.at this time, but these orchards
are scarce. Some orchards plant-
ed to other varieties show a fair
per cent of live buds. However
the Elberta peach is the main
crop of East Texas, being con-
centrated around Tyler, Jackson-
ville. Mount Vernon and contigu-
Mr. Cole explains that a 10 per
cent crop, if all is saved, would
still be a pretty fair output, but
he fears that because of low tem-
peratures which in the Tyler sec-
tion dropped to 10 degrees below
xero, the remaining live buds are
likely to have been injured. Some
injury may show up later in the
season. Plums and pears have
not been killed, but this crop is
of less value.
HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLL.
Connally, EAra Nell
England, Mary Lou
Britain, Mary Alice
Naler, Mary Jane
Vowel, Lee Etta
With spring not many weeks
away thoughts naturally turn
more or less to out-of-doors acti-
vities. The farmer begins to
thing about getting his spring
crops in and the town and city
man sand-papers the rust off his
spade and fork and lays out his
little garden plot.
Civic leagues are organized by
public spirited men and women;
plans are made to get individuals
to beautify their premises with
trees, shrubs and flowers. Re-
pairing and painting of buildings
are urged and a general clean-up
campaign is inaugurated in many
The Texas State Health Depart-
ment has its annual clean-up
every spring and requests that
everyone lend a helping hand to-
wards this commendable move-
The accumulation of winter’s
filth and rubbish is removed and
burned or disposed of by various
methods and unquestionably mil-
lions of disease germs are de-
stroyed that otherwise would
prove a menatee to public health.
Every community that has
enough civic pride to organize
flower and lawn clubs, jgarden
clubs or clean-up campaign de-
serve nothing but praise for them
efforts. Beautiful surrounding1^
mean much to the happiness and
welfare of any town or city. Like
begets like and if your neighbor
has a beautiful lawn and garden
it is a big influence urging you
to do what ever you can to make
your place just as nice or nicer
than your neighbor’s.
All such efforts should be en-
couraged but we should not fail
to ever keep in mind one of the
most important influences in re-
gard to public health viz. sanita-
tion, and in this connection the
When we clean house and the
front lawn and garden, it makes
a good showing as to appearance,
but the filthy menace to health
still lurks in the back yard if it
is not receiving a general cleaning
The spring clean-up really
should begin with the surface
privy, because it is responsible
for so many ills of mankind. It
is the fly’s breeding place and
should receive the first attention
in the spring clean-up campaign.
One pair of flies born in April
may give origin to millions by
August. Flies feed on filth and
can carry thousands of disease
germs on their feet and proboscis
to our food supplies, and spread
such diseases as typhoid, dysen-
tery and hook worm.
To enjoy life and the things
connected with life, such as a nice
home, a good business, automo-
bile and friends, w“e must have
The time to begin a campaign
against flies is before any have
been seen in the early spring of
each year. Strict cleanliness and
immediate destruction of all filth
are the best measures against
flies. Remember no filth, no flies
and less disease.
It Will Surprise You
It is truly s'urprising to know just
how much you can save in a year
if you make up your mind to it.
Many, many .dollars slip through
your fingers in a year if you do
not put them into a saving account.
Stop in and have a talk With us.
FIRST STATE BANK
MEMBER FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
HOUSE INCREASES VETS’
B3(LL TO $100,000,000
JOHN D. MANN
IN CAR ACCIDENT
ON SUNDAY NIGHT«
[A PUBLIC APPEAL
I FOR DONATIONS TO
PAY TAX LAWYERS
SUNDAY, MARCH 9TH
Sunday school 9:30 a. m. Ser-
vices 10:45 a. m. English ser-
vices 7:30 p. m.
H. Krause, Pastor.
SUNDAY, MARCH 9TH
Sunday School _______ 10:00 A. M.
Morning Service________11:00 A. M.
Evening Service _______ 7 :30 P. M.
Rev. F. C. Baker will fill the
pulpit as the pastor is away in a
meeting at Burnett, Texas. The
friends and every one is invited to
attend these services.
Thos. A. Rockett, Pastor.
WORK SHOES THAT ARE MADE FOR
A SHOE THAT PUNISHMENT WON’T
BREAK DOWN, IS A GOOD INVEST-
RED WING SHOES ARE THAT TYPE. THEY ARE BUILT
TO LASTS ON A LAST OF COMFORT.
TRY A PAIR AND YOU WILL HAVE NO OTHER
JOE M. COX
SHOE & HARNESS REPAIR SHOP
Mr. John D. Mann very nar-
rously escaped serious injury on
Sunday night when the model A
Ford coupe which he was driving
collided with a model T Ford
touring car, occupied by two
negroes, just at the intersection
of the Waco-Moody roads. Mr.
Mann was returning to McGre-
gor and the other car going in the
oposite direction and on account
of the double turn, each mis-
judged the others intention in
Mr. Mann is suffering with
numerous cuts and bruises, al-
though none are serious. Both
negroes were also slightly hurt
and cut. The two cars were con-
siderably damaged as a result of
SON ABSENT 22 YEARS
FINALLY WRITES HOME
McKinney, F‘eb. 28—Whefi
Grover Gilbert, son of Mr. and
Mrs. I. F. Gilbert of McKinney,
reached the mature age of 14 he
decided to see the world and left
home. That was twenty-two long
years ago, and, not having heard
from him, his parents decided he
must be dead. They thought he
had probably enlisted in the late
World War and had been killed.
Last week Mrs. Gilbert receiv-
ed a- letter postmarked Wanetta,
Mont. She opened it and found
to her suprise and joy, that it
was from her son, Grover, now
36, who said he was doing well
in Montana and is planning to
visit his old home soon. He had
intended to write many times, it
turned out, but it took him twen-
ty two years to get around to it.
Mrs. Tom II. Jones, of Austin,
was a week end guest here with
her brother, Mr. John D. Freeman
Public donations to recom-
pense the two lawyers, W. V.
Dunnan and F. M. Fitzpatrick,
who fought the Elliott delinquent
tax contract to a successful fin-
ish, obtaining an injunction from
Judge Sam R. Scott, thus halting
the operation of the pact, was
suggested by Mr. 0. P. Shaffer of
this city, in a letter wtitten by
him and published in the Waco
News-Tribune one day early in
In his letter, Mr. Shaffer stat-
ed that these two men, Messrs.
Dunnan and Fitzpatrick under-
took the job of fighting for the
people’s interests and rights'and
brought-the case through to a
successful finish, occupying about
three weeks of their time and
with quite a bit of expense, with-
out one penny compensation. Mr.
Shaffer suggested that the peo-
ple of McLennan county, as an
endorsement of their apprecia-
tion for the valuable service ren-
dered by these men, make dona-
tions to them. This is entirely
without their advice and know-
Mr. Shaffer asks that, all
checks be made payable to Dun-
nam and Fitzpatrick and be mail-
ed to E. M. Byars in care of the
Brazos Valley Cotton Mill, of
To interested tax payers in Mc-
Gregor and this section, who feel
that they wish to contribute any
Small amount, but do not care to
send a check, they may leave
their amounts here at the Mirror
office and they will be forward-
to Messrs. Dunnam and Fitz-
patrick. Unless otherwise re-
quested, all donations will be
published later on.
Washington.—A series of amend-
ments to the World War Veter-
ans Act which will carry a $100,-
000,00 a year additional Govern-
ment expenditure, were approved
by the House Veterans Commit-
The bill was sponsored by
Chairman Johnson of the com-
mittee. It represents a compila-
tion of recommendations of the
Veterans’ Bureau, the American
Legion, and various other veter-
Two of the most important pro-
visions are the “ presumptive
clause,” which would cover ad-
ditional disibility claims amount-
ing to $76,000,000 per year, and
the Comptroller General to re-
verse decisions of the Veterans,
OGLESBY WOMAN HURT
^N AUTOMOBILE CRASH
Mrs. Argerbrite, wife of Levy
Argerbrite of near Oglesby, is in
the Provident sanitarium. Waco,
this week as a result of an auto-
mobile crash on last Sunday in
which she sustained a broken leg.
The accident occured when the
car occupied by she and her hus-
band, and another attempted to
pass each other on a narrow
bridge over Harris Creek on the
Waco road. None of the other
occupants of either car were hurt
beyond scratches and bruises, al-
though both cars were badly
Mrs. C. L. Ramsey is visiting
in the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Ida Stewart at Pleasanton.
Mrs. E. T. Steck, of Austin,
was in McGregor early. in week
for a short visit in the home of
her brother, W. C. Riddle.
NEW SUNDAY SCHOOL
CLASS FORMED FOR THE
YOUNG MEN AND BOYS
Last Sunday morning at ten
o’clock, the first meeting of the
young men and boys class was
held at the Methodist cottage..
After a short lesson by Coach
Wood, the teacher/the following
were elected officers of the class:
Elmo Sharp, president; Byron
Davis, vice-president and Grady
Wells, treasurer and secretary.
The purpose of the class is to
get more young men and boys of
McGregor in the habit of attend-
ing Sunday school and church
and to get them off the streets
on Sunday mornings. This class
is not going to favor any certain
church at all, so no matter what
church you belong to, and if you
are between the ages of 16 and
30, and are not in the habit of
going to Sunday school, then you
are welcome to our class.
Among those present at the
first, class meeting were: Byroir
Davis, Elmo Sharp, Grady Wells,
W. J. England, Julian Kenedy,
Joe Westerfield, A. W. Kuriz,
Mack Reid, Earl Crouch, Elmer
Wells, Wootson Johnson, Elmer
Bubert, Elam Fletcher, Coach
Wood and Mrs. Walter Amselr;
Until a more definite meeting
place is decided upon, the class
will be held in the City Hall at
10 o’clock Sunday morning. Vis-
itors are welcome. Be there, Ave
Avant you. Reporter.
FIRST BAPTIST W. M. U.
TO HAVE RADIO PROGRAM!
The members of the W. M. U.
of the First Baptist church Avill
put on a radio program in the
church auditorium on iSunJday
evening, March 9th at 7 :30 p. m.
Everyone is cordially invited to
W. P. Cook of Hillsboro, cousin
of W. M. Cook, spent Monday of
this week here as a guest in his
A SPRING GIFT FOR HER
A delightful springtime gift that will surely please her is a
strand of pearls... Imitation to be sure, hut so cleverly done
that it requires an expert’s eye to detect the difference.
Wrist watches in the many newj styles that are
so graceful and which add £o much charm to the
wrists they adorn. A selection of white gold,
yellow gold or platinum, plain or stone set, per-
mits choosing to suit the individual taste,
E. J. THOMASON
“GIFTS THAT LAST”
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