The Way It Was:

Mount Pleas­ant band will fete gov­er­nor

Texarkana Gazette - - METRO / REGION - Vi­vian Os­borne Colum­nist

These were some of the sto­ries re­ported by the Texarkana Gazette this week in his­tory:

100 years ago

Jan­uary 14, 1919: TWENTY-FOUR STATES HAVE RAT­I­FIED AMEND­MENT

Cal­i­for­nia and Wash­ing­ton to­day rat­i­fied the na­tional pro­ba­tion amend­ment to the con­sti­tu­tion, mak­ing 24 states to fa­vor­ably on the ba­sic law pro­posed. Colorado which had been re­ported as rat­i­fy­ing, was dis­cov­ered to have acted ir­reg­u­larly and the Colorado leg­is­la­ture will re­con­sider. Twelve more states are needed to rat­ify the pro­posed amend­ment to make it a part of the con­sti­tu­tion. The house of the Arkansas and the se­nate of the In­di­ana leg­is­la­tures to­day voted for the amend­ment, and the Illi­nois house and the and the Arkansas se­nate will take up the ques­tion to­mor­row.

Jan. 15:

AUTO TRUCK ERA

One great devel­op­ment of re­con­struc­tion is to be the greater use of auto trucks. There is no doubt at all that this busi­ness has the great­est fu­ture in the coun­try. In the next ten years our roads will be vir­tu­ally clogged with auto trucks, and these heavy trans­porta­tion ma­chines most will de­mand a “re­con­struc­tion” of most of our high­ways.

Jan. 16:

OF IN­TER­EST TO WOMEN

Friends of Mr. and Mrs. James Grif­fin are re­gret­ting their re­mov­ing back to Greenville where Grif­fin will be as­sis­tant man­ager of the Beck­ham hotel.

Jan. 17:

NO­TICE TO LADIES

Wanted, ten well qual­i­fied young ladies for work in city. Pleas­ant work. Don’t miss the op­por­tu­nity. Call at 216 ½ W. 3rd St. Tues­day. E.C. Pow­ell ALSO: Mrs. Gor­don Bell and ba­bies have gone to Mar­shall for ten days to visit with Mrs. Bell’s mother and sis­ter due to the pan­demic of in­fluenza and pneu­mo­nia.

Jan. 18:

EN­TER­TAINED AT THE CAN­TEEN

The Red Cross work­ers who are con­duct­ing the Red Cross In­sti­tute were en­ter­tained at lun­cheon at the Can­teen, when cov­ers were laid for eight of the out of town guests in ad­di­tion to lo­cal dig­ni­taries of the Red Cross.

Jan. 19:

AREA NEWS

The men of Cen­tral Chris­tian church are to have a get-to­gether meet­ing in the form of a turkey sup­per to be given in the din­ing room at the church next Fri­day evening. ALSO—L. Jean Cook left yes­ter­day for New Or­leans, where he was sum­moned by tele­graph on ac­count of the se­ri­ous ill­ness of Mrs. Cook. ALSO—Miss Mary DeLoach is able to be out again af­ter a very se­vere ill­ness with in­fluenza. Fam­ily and Friends are thank­ful to see her out due to the sever­ity of her ill­ness.

Jan. 20: NEW SUR­FACES TO ROADS ARE IN SIGHT IN MILLER COUNTY

Prospects for the early cre­ation of a 53-mile hard sur­face road district serv­ing the south­ern por­tion of Miller County now are re­as­sur­ing. It was stated by a county of­fi­cial yes­ter­day af­ter­noon, when he spoke of a bill to be in­tro­duced at an early date by Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Bob Gold­man in the Arkansas leg­is­la­ture. There has been con­sid­er­able ag­i­ta­tion lately by tax­pay­ers in south­ern Miller county in fa­vor of the project.

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