These were some of the stories reported by the Texarkana Gazette this week in history:
100 years ago
August 12, 1919:
There's no longer the slightest need of feeling ashamed of your freckles, as Othine double strength is guaranteed to remove those homely spots. Put cream lightly on spots and after just a couple of days it is guaranteed to remove them completely. Even the worst freckles will disappear within just a few more days of use.
The board of assessments and valuations of Miller County, which is making assessments of corporations, is about half through with the work. It was started at the courthouse today, but the work is expected to be completed by Saturday.
GLASS ROADS NEXT
An undergraduate student in ceramics engineering has discovered what he believes to be the answer to two problems in every city. Make asphalt paving in part from broken bottles. Paving patches of crushed soda bottles and asphalt have performed as well as conventional materials and shown no harm to tires. We could get rid of glass bottles and fix potholes.
Mrs. Sallie Spearman has returned from Corpus Christi, where she spent several weeks. ALSO — Mr. and Mrs. Wilber Paup have returned from a stay at Baker Springs. ALSO — Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Sherrell have returned from Eureka Springs.
HOUSE PASSES REPEAL
OF DAYLIGHT SAVINGS
ACT OVER VETO TODAY
The house this morning passed the repeal of the daylight savings law over the presidential veto by a vote of 223 to 101, which is seven more than the two-thirds vote necessary. The measure now goes to the senate, where its supporters claim victory.
An attractive group of girls are being entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Krouse as guests of their popular young daughters, the misses Lucile and Regina Krouse. The party included Miss Loise Travis, of Clarksville, Miss.; Miss Adele Stokes, of Louisville, Ky.; Miss Augusta Badt, of Mt. Pleasant, Texas; W.K. Wolbert of Clarksville, Miss.; and B. Rosenbaum of Meridian, Miss.
THE NEWS LEAKED OUT
Though Miss Mabel Webb, daughter of Mrs. Lola Mann, and Fred Ivey, a railroad clerk, were married on Monday, August 4, at the parsonage of the Rose Hill Baptist Church, their friends were not acquainted with this fact until yesterday, when the news leaked out.
50 years ago
August 12, 1969:
PRIZES GIVEN WINNERS
of BICYCLE DERBY
Twenty-one boys and girls from eight 4-H Clubs competed for cash awards provided by the Miller County 4-H council in the Miller County Bicycle Derby held at the Miller County Court House. Winner of the Junior division was Bobby Ray Hanson. First place: Shelby Smith and Milton Shannon. Tied for second place: Mack Elvis Holmes. Third: Tonya Woods. Fourth: Janise Mulhns. Fifth: Linnie Fortman.
PRESENTATION OF FUTURE HOMEMAKERS AWARD
Winners were Dorothy Stewart, Octavine Oberthier and Dick Robertson, vice president of the Texarkana Association of Realtors. Cliff Varnon is also a member of the Texarkana Association of Realtors.
HEAD TO WASHINGTON
Apollo II astronauts Edwin E. Aldrin, Michael Collins and Neil Armstrong wore happy expressions as they finished their news conference at the Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, Texas, on Tuesday. It was their first public appearance since their historic voyage. Today they will get a real taste of exposure in public when they travel to New York and Chicago for parades and to Los Angeles for a state dinner with President Nixon.
Aug. 7 — Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lawrence, a boy; M. and Mrs. Willie Stanmore Cooper, a boy; Aug. 8 — Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Mauldin, a girl; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Walraven, a girl; Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Ervin Hall, a girl; Mr. and Mrs. John Albert Cobb, a girl; Mr. and Mrs. James Darrell McMeilon, a boy; Aug. 9 — Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Harrison Matthews, a girl: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Russell Porter, a girl; Mr. and Mrs. Willy Ray Benton, a girl. Mr. and Mrs. Otto Cowling, a boy.
TWO INJURED WHEN
LIGHT PLANE CRASHES
Two of the four persons aboard a single-engine plane that crashed in a wooded area about 11 miles southwest of Heber Springs were injured. All were in fair condition. Authorities say Mrs. J. M. Saxton, 31, and Mrs. David Smith, 40, both of Dallas, were hospitalized. Smith, 42, the pilot and Saxton, 36, did not require hospitalization. They started to land on Highway 16 but decided against it due to the traffic.
CONSTRUCTION WOMEN ELECTED NEW OFFICERS
Mrs. Roy Coley, chairman of the nominating committee, submitted a slate of officers for 1969-70. They are: Mrs. Walter Goll, president, Mrs. William Clark, vice president, Miss. Helen Raney, secretary, and Miss Elizabeth Fricks, treasurer. All were elected.
PASS THE MUSHROOMS
Mushrooms are delicious cooked in a number of ways but contain few calories. A woman not on a diet needs about 2,000 calories a day, a man 2,500 or more. One cup of mushrooms contains 30 calories. Thus, a man who had to live on nothing but mushrooms would need to eat 100 cups of them a day. To get enough protein from the mushrooms he'd have to eat 18 cupfuls — quite a lot when you think about it.