Here are some favorites I’ve been saving up for you:
August 27, 1934
A. J. Forsythe is driving a new Pontiac coach.
A 1934 Pontiac Chief Sedan - a close kin to a Coach
A fine big girl arrived at the home of Rufus Miller and wife Wednesday.
A bushel of apples will make four gallons of vinegar which will realize you 80 cents. Peirce City Packing Co.
October 3, 1924
You have all heard that Barney Google’s spark plug won the race for which he received the first prize of $100.
April 17, 1914
There are just two things that will keep girls straight at the age when they begin to think of longer dresses and beaux. One is plain clothes and the other is home duties. The girls we see making fools of themselves are almost invariably over dressed. They wear duds that women of thirty should hesitate about wearing.
For the past two days the question on everyone’s lips has been “Has Jas Dunlap been found?” and the only answer has been “No.”
March 20, 1954
There has been little or no opposition to the proposed installation of dial telephones here by Southwestern Bell. But somehow folks are going to miss many personal services they have had under the present system. “Where is the fire?” “What time is it?” “Why is the water off?” These will be hard questions for a mechanical dial system to answer. “Can you see my mother’s car?” “What is the show at the Strand tonight?” “Operator, do you know where the doctor is?”
There is a good chance the operator may.
This newspaper has after meditation and philosophical reflection, decided to come out for Senator Goldwater. We hope to thus offset the declaration of the New York Herald Tribune for Johnson.
May 4, 1882
A blind musician held forth on the streets today and very kindly received the few spare nickels that were donated for the good of the cause.
Misses Helen and Henrietta Elligen are driving a new Buick.
A 1954 Buick Super........Gorgeous!!
A tall young man drove up to the Center Point store and service station, bought 14 gallons of gas and three quarts of oil. Instead of paying he drove hurriedly away. Dewey Edmondsen, owner of the store, divining his intention, rushed into the store and returned with a .45 caliber revolver, taking four shots at him. Two shots struck the car but did not injure the driver, who has not yet been heard from.
Sept. 25, 1884
A couple of colored women had a lively tussle south of the railroad yesterday afternoon. They went at it in a regular pugilistic style and those who witnessed it say it was quite an amusing scene. Five dollars and cost was the damage.
August 11, 1935
Promising that he would support the president and his New-Deal program if he were elected, Harry S. Truman, democratic candidate for U.S. Senator, addressed several hundred persons at the Windsor Hotel here Tuesday afternoon.
He died in 1972 at age 88.
Private William E. Perriman has been cited by his regiment of the 88th Infantry division and awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge for participation in combat with the enemy on the fifth Army front in Italy.
April 19, 1934
Homer Boucher lost a good mare Sunday with sleeping sickness.