The Way It Was:
Mount Pleasant band will fete governor
These were some of the stories reported by the Texarkana Gazette this week in history:
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.