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The Way It Was: Open mufflers cause arrests of two motorists

The Way It Was: Open mufflers cause arrests of two motorists

June 19th, 2019 by Vivian Osborne in Texarkana News

100 years ago


June 17, 1919:



Driving automobiles with the cutout open and mufflers not used now is a real violation of the traffic laws on either side of the state line in this city. Both police departments are enforcing the ordinance, and yesterday Texas police arrested Bryant Trotter and Ed Keel on the charge of driving autos without mufflers. They have been docketed to appear before Recorder Spivey this morning.


June 18:


There will be no freight warehouses opened for business on the 19th, J. A. Gunter, general agent here for the railroad administration, announced after conferring with heads of departments of the railroads. The reason: The day is observed as "Emancipation day," and due to the large observances of the occasion it is impossible to secure their presence at work on that day.


June 19:



Marriage licenses issued at the Miller County clerk's office yesterday were recorded as follows: L.L. Shumaker and Miss Alice Campbell, of this city; Otis Verner Allen and Miss Grace Rose, both of Genoa; C. R. McCrocklin and Miss Bessie Vann, of this city; and Talmage Head and Miss Lillie Jackson, both of Bloomburg.


June 20:



Eight oil leases covering 660 acres of land in Miller County were filed for record in Miller County recorder's office yesterday by J. H. Barto and associates.


June 21:


The J. S. Crumpton residence at Eight and Wood streets is being remodeled. Contractors also are making improvements to the L.C. Adams home at Fourth and Beech streets.


June 22:


The G. C. C. Club of Hooks, Texas, met at the home of Miss Stella Butler. Mrs. Addie B. Davidson and Miss McCoy, of New Boston, assisted the members with the program, following which a salad course was served. Besides the hostess those present were Misses Lillian Allen, Miss Irene Lawrence, Miss Maud Folsom, Miss Clara Borcherding, Miss Johnnie Barrow, Miss Lillian Smith, Miss Rhea Perry, Miss Ramelle Perry and Miss Marie Crawford.


June 23:


Due to the fact that their daughter, Mrs. M. J. Bretherton, of Greenville, Texas, presented her husband with a fine daughter one day last week, Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Dunn made a visit to their first granddaughter for Saturday and Sunday and have just returned from the trip. Mrs. Bretherton lived here before her marriage and has many friends who rejoice with her over her first born.


50 years ago


June 17, 1969:


Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Jolley announce the birth of their first child, a girl, Michele Darlene. She was born June 2 at Hotel Dieu in New Orleans. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Arch Freeman of Texarkana and Mr. and Mrs. James A. Jolley of Shreveport. Maternal great grandmothers are Mrs. Madelene Freeman and Mrs. Blance Singleton of Texarkana.


June 18:


A son, Craig David Mueller, was born to Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Mueller, June 9th. ALSO—Mrs. Walter S. Collins has moved from 2909 Hazel to 1223 Walnut. ALSO—Mr. and Mrs. Martin Patterson entertained friends in their home recently with a showing of photographs made on a trip to the Holy Land during April.


June 19:


The Lone Star, symbol of the State, was removed from the top of the Capitol yesterday morning after the legislature passed a resolution calling for its removal. Homer Johnson, electrician for the Board of Control, supervised the removal from a precarious position atop the Capitol.


June 20:


The first moonshining suspect to face trial here since Repeal pleaded guilty to operating an illicit still. Charles H. Brown, 26, admitted making illegal booze after the judge denied a motion to exclude evidence consisting of his still and nine drums of whiskey.


June 21:


The Lone Star DAR-sponsored Henry Moores Society, Children of the American Revolution, met for a Flag Day observance at the Town Well Terrace. Mrs. Arthur Jennings, Sr., registrar, was hostess and conducted a program on local history. Mrs. Jack Moores gave a talk on the "Origin and Meaning of Flag Day."


June 22:


Residential garbage and trash collection dominated the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors meeting Thursday. The board, with a unanimous vote, gave its support to the two Texarkana city governments in their new efforts to rid the city of the trash problem, in turn eliminating the infestation of rats. City Managers Ben Mizell, Texas side, and Paul Schriever, Arkansas side, explained concentrated efforts now under way to begin city-wide garbage and trash collection service by August 1. Schriever and Mizell added that the two cities will contract garbage collectors with permits to collect trash and garbage on a regular basis. A $3.00 charge will be added to each customer or household on their monthly water bill.


June 23:



The fire that destroyed the Tape Deck and damaged the Texarkana Scenic Co. Monday has been blamed on a leaky carburetor in a six-wheeled vehicle called an Attex, according to Texas side Fire Chief B. J. Fox. Chief Fox said the vehicle was located in the center of the building, where the brakes were being worked on. A pool of gasoline apparently collected on the floor, and a small panel heater located about four feet away ignited the combustible liquid. The pilot light in the heater was still on, the fire chief said. Damage to the building and contents of the Tape Deck and the Scenic Company has been estimated at $65,000, Chief Fox added.

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