The McGregor Mirror. (McGregor, Tex.), Vol. 42, No. 20, Ed. 1 Friday, July 18, 1930 Page: 1 of 12
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The McGregor Mirror
McGregor, texas, Friday, july is, 1930.
Attend the Entertainment and Band Concert on Firemen LaWn Tonight—Friday
ISM THE JOURNEY OF LIFE
LOOK AHEAD... STEER CLEAR OF ROCKS
If you. would steer clear of financial rocks
during your life’s journey, it is imperative
that you save regularly and systematically.
How MUCH you save is of little importance
if you SAVE systematically. Regular week-
ly amounts added to your account soon
raise the balance to a greater height tha^
you imagined possible. Begin today . . .look
ahead . . .save!
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
A GOOD BANK SINCE 1889
OF EAGLE SPRINGS
DIED LAST SATURDAY
Mr. W. M. ‘Bowlin died at his
home in the Eagle Springs com-
munity, about eight miles south-
west of McGregor on Saturday,
July 12. His body was laid to
rest in the Eagle Springs ceme-
tery on Monday afternoon at 4
o’clock with Rev. Morgan, of the
Church of Christ, of Pendleton,
conducting the services. Funer-
al arrangements were under the
management of the Lee Under-
Mr. Bowlin, who was 76 years
■of age, had been in declining
health for several years, although
his condition was not thought to
be of such a serious nature until
■only a short time before his
death. He had been living with
his family in the Eagle Springs
settlement for the past 56 years,
being one of the most well known
figures there and having hosts of
friends both there and in Mc-
Gregor, as well as many other
places who are deeply grieved to
learn of his death
A wife and five children, three
boys and tw0 girls, survive his
death, for each of whom we join
many other friends in extending
our deepest sympathy.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
MONDAY A BIG DAY
Sunday School 10 a. m.
There will be no morning and
evening services at this church
•on account of the revival meet-
ing in progress at Comanche
Springs church. You are cord-
ially invited to attend any and
ail services of these two church-
THOS. A. ROCKETT, Pastor.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Mooney and
‘little son, of Mooringsport, La,,
arrived Sunday and will be
guests for some time with Mrs.
Mooney’s parents, Mr. and Mrs.
T. L. Allison.
On Monday, July 14tli* a dele-
gation of business men together
with th'e secretary of the Cham-
ber of Commerce met with the
Commissioner’s Court at Waco on
the matter of the grading, gravel-
ing and building of bridges on
the several mail routes out of Mc-
Gregor. They were assured by
the commissioner of this precenct
that the matter would be handled
in accordance with the wishes of
the people of this community.
« * *
On Monday afternoon at 5
o’clock a delegation from the Wa-
co Chamber of Commerce, con-
sisting of Robt. Dupree, V. P. of
the First National Bank, R. J.
Potts, W. V. Crawford, Paul
Haynes, secretary of the Agricul-
tural department of the Waco
Chamber of Commerce, and E. S3
Fentress* editor of the News
Tribune, met with the bankers
and business men of McGregor
to. discuss the organization of
tbe Texas Cotton Co-operative
Association in this community.
• • «
McGregor had the honor of
welcoming home from the first
term of service, Hon. 0. H. Cfoss,
Congressman from this district,
on Friday night, on the Fire-
men’s Lawn. After a 30 minute
concert by the McGregor band,
Mr. Cross was introduced and
made one of his characteristic
speeches wh|qh was much en-
joyed by his auditors.
« * «
The Rotary club will have
charge of the program Friday
night, the 18th. This promises to
be an enjoyable affair and every
one is urged to come out.
McGregor is all set for the
biggest Third Monday Trades
Day on record next Monday, Ju-
ly 21st. This is the fourth con-
secutive date for these days and
it promises to be the best ever.
A full and varied program for the
day has been arranged and spec-
ial features added. The Chamber
of Commerce has arranged for a
free picture show to be given at
the Opera House on the after-
noon of the 21st, beginning at 1
o’clock and closing at 5 o’clock.
The show is entitled “The Big
Party,” featuring Sue Carrol and
is an excellent picture. A comedy,
“So This Is Marriage*” will also
be shown. The show is absolute-
ly free to all who care to attend
betwieen these hours.
Fifty bags of sugar, 10 pounds
each, making a total of 500
pounds in all, will be given away
at the usual hour, 5 o’clock. You
are asked to register in the usual
way at the Chamber of Commerce
office. Music by the McGregor
Band will be played at various
hours throughout the day.
Special bargains in all their
different lines will be offered by
llie business houses at this time,
the merchants realizing the in-
creased interest in home trade
that these efforts on the part of
the Chamber of Commerce are
causing and they desire to co-
operate with them in putting bn
this Third Monday campaign.
Read the ad explaining all the
details of the day and come,. get
in the crowd next Monday for the
biggest and best Trades Day of
FOR DAWN ISBILL
About twenty little guests were
invited to the home of Mrs. E. A.
Isbill Tuesday afternoon to help
celebrate the ninth birthday of
her daughter, Dawn. A delight-
ful afternoon was spent in the
playing of various children’s
games and contests, which were
played on the lawn. During the
afternoon dainty little cakes and
candy all-day suckers were
passed among the children. At a
later hour the birthday cake was
cut and served with punch.
The young hostess was the re-
cipient of many little gifts.
THE LAST RITES PIONEER
McGregor business man
HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON
Foster Cherry, who is employed
in Dallas, is spending this week
here with his father and moth-
er, Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Cherry.
RED WING SHOES
For every wear—whatever you do,
if your work calls for long wearing,
rugged footwear, and your feet call
for good old fashioned comfort—
WE HAVE JUST WHAT YOU WANT
—IN A RED WING
JOE M. COX
SHOE & HARNESS REPAIR SHOP
LEWIS - MUNSELLE
A wedding of interest to many
in McGregor was that of James
Lowell Lewis to Miss Mary Mun*
selle of Richland Springs, which
was solemnized at twilight on
Thursday evening, July 10th, at
the Baptist church of that city,
with the Rev. Anderson officiat-
Varying shades of lavender,
graduating from pale orchid to
deep heliotrope were used in the
bridesmaids’ frocks; the deepest
color being worn by the matron
of honor, Mrs. R. H. Glaze of
Houston. The tiny flower girls
were very pretty all in white.
The bride, clad in white satin
and point d ’esprit, carried a bou-
quet of brides roses and entered
on the arm of her father. They
were met at the altar by the
groom with II. B. Ramsour* Jr.,
of Brownwood, as best man.
They left immediately after the
ceremony for San Angelo and
other points west, after which
they will make. their home in
Eden, where the groom has bus-
There were many out-of-toWn
guests present, among whom
were Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Carter
and children and Miss Warrene
Cherry of McGregor, and Mr.
Ollie Davis, formerly of Mc-
Gregor, but who is at present
making his home in San S
A shadow of gloom was spread
over the entire city and commun-
ity early Saturday morning
when it became known that one
of our most honored citizens, Mr.
E. R. Smith, was dead, having
presumably taken his own life
by drinking the contents of a
two ounce bottle of carbolic acid.
Those who knew him best and
associated with him most, in
speaking of this tragedy, now
recall the seeming indifference
and despondent air with which
Mr. Smith had carried on for the
past several days, but at a sad
time like this when the hearts of
the lonely wife and son are brok-
en, it is not for human beings to
judge or to comment. There is
One who knows and understands
all these things and this One, our
departed friend* Mr. Smith,
served long and well, having been
for twenty years a very faithful
and active member of the First
Christian Church, living a truly
consecrated Christian life, serving
as best he could his God, his home
and his family. What more can
a man do and what greater heri-
tage is there than this?
Mr. Smith was born in Benton.
Arkansas, in 1871 and was mar-
ried to Miss Emma Porterfield in
1902, and to them was born only
one son, Frank,. who with his
mother survive. To these and to
the daughter-in-law in the home
and the tiny babe whom he idol-
ized* we extend our sympathy,
joining hundreds of other friends
and relatives. Two sisters, Mrs.
M. S. Austin, of Dallas, and Mrs.
H. M. Watkins, of Krum, and a
brother, D. B. Smith, of Fort
Worth, were present for the fun-
eral and to these also expressions
of sympathy are given.
Mr. Smith has been prominent-
ly identified with the business in-
terest of this city for numerous
years, having been in the drug*
jewelry and optical business in
McGregor since 1895, and there
were few merchants better known
or more generally liked and re-
spected than he.
Services were conducted at
the home Sunday afternoon at 5
o’clock by Rev. Thos. A Rockett
and letter his body was carried to
the City Cemetery, with the Lee
Undertakers in charge, where be-
neath a mound of lovely flowers,
expressions of love for this good
man and his family, he was laid
to rest to await the glorious
Pall bearers were E. J. Thom-
ason, Ralph McEntire, J. P. Bren-
nan, R. A. Bailey, Frank Lyons,
and J. Edwin Brown.
■ AND SAFETY
for those who save
A SAVINGS ACCOUNT IS THE FIRST
STEP TOWARD FINANCIAL INDEPEND-
ENCE. JUST AS LONG AS YOU DELAY
THE START IN OPENING A SAVINGS
ACCOUNT .... YOU DELAY YOUR
OWN INDEPENDENCE. SAVING IS A
HABIT, EASILY FORMED, ONCE YOU
DETERMINE TO SAVE REGULARLY.
FIRST STATE BANK
MEMBER FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
BARN OF OTIS WEBB
DESTROYED BY FIRE
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
SUNDAY, JULY 20TH
Sunday School at 9:45. Preach-
ing service at 11. B. Y. P. U. at
7 :00 p. m., and evening service at
Our pastor will have completed
revival meetings at Riesel and
Irene Sunday and will be with
us in both services. We antici
pate a good attendance on the
part of our members since we
have not had preaching services
the past two Sundays.
Teachers and Officers meeting
at 7:30 Wednesday evening.
Prayer service following prompt-
ly at 8 -.15. Reporter.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Gillean and
little daughter, Jane, who have
been making their home here for
several months with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Jake Lautherback,
loft Tuesday for Teague, where
\ill reside in the future.
The large barn of Mr. Otis
Webb, who lives about five miles
south of town, was destroyed by
fire Tuesday afternoon about
2 :45 o ’clock. It is thought that
the extreme heat caused spon-
taneous combustion in some new
hay which was stored in the barn.
The McGregor Fire Department
answered the call* but because of
the lack of water, were unable to
save the structure. The building,
with the entire contents, consist-
ing of 1000 bushels of oats, 500
bales of hay and other feed, were
a total loss.
$2,000.00 worth of insurance
was carried, partly covering the
COLLEGE AVENUE REVIVAL
The annual revival meeting of
the College Avenue Baptist
Church will begin next Sunday,
July the 20th., Rev. J. G. Jolly,
of Freeport, Texas, will do the
preaching in this meeting, while
Mr. Tom Nance, McGregor, will
lead the song services. These
meen need no introduction to the
McGregor people, for each of
them have labored and served
in their respective fields in and
around McGregor for many
years. They are humble bofore
God and fearless before men.
We cordially invite the people
of other churches and of NO
church to come with us in this
M. F. KELLY, Pastor.
Mrs. J. D. Potts and daughter*
Miss Maude, of Austin, have been
guests this week of their daugh-
ter and sister, Mrs. J. H. Hooker.
They left early Thursday morn-
ing for Oklahoma City, where
they will spend several days with
another daughter of Mrs. Potts,
Mrs. A. G. Palme.
A REVIVAL SERIES
NOW BEING CARRIED
on in McGregor
A series of revival meetings
have been held in McGregor dur-
ing the past month. The meet-
ing at the Methodist Church,
conducted by Rev. Luker, of Wa-
co, and the one at the Church of
Christ, by Rev. R. S. Morgan, of
Pendleton, closed last Sunday,
both bringing (spiritual inspira-
tion in their messages delivered
daily, to the people of this sec-
Rev. M. F. Kelly announced
this week that there would be a
revival held at the College Av-
enue Baptist church, starting
Sunday, June 20th. Rev. J. 0».
Jolly, of Freeport, a former pas-
tor here, will preach.
Other meetings of nearby com-
munities, including Eagle
Springs, Comanche Springs,
Mother Neff Park and others,
are in session at this time or will
start within a few days, all con-
ducted by the most able and;
outstanding pastors of the age. »
Reports from all the above
ones that have just closed show
that they have been meeting
with great results and everyone
is asked to co-operate and make
these that are just beginning, a-
success in a similar way.
SUNDAY SCHOOL PLAY
AT HIGHLAND FRIDAY
Evergreen Sunday School is
putting on a play entitled
“That’s One On Bill,” at High-
land school house, Friday night,
July 18th. Admission will be 10
and 25 cents; benefits to go to the
church. Everyone is cordially
invited to attend.
Music will be furnished
through the courtesy of Mrs.
Benton’s Hewitt and Speegle-
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E. J. THOMASON
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