From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, December 12, 1934

Cotton crop in Blount County

The cotton crop in Blount County for 1934 is estimated at 34,000 bales. Up to December 1, 13,489 bales had been ginned. The average price has been about 12 1/2 cents per pound. When sold the farmers will realize from this crop approximately $1,397,375 (total) for an average value per farm in Blount County of $457.

Blount County man honored at university

Among the seven students to be honored in the College of Education at the University of Alabama, we find the name of James F. Harmon, son of tax assessor E. Harmon. This honor carries with it election to the Phi Delta Kappa national honorary scholastic fraternity for men. Mr. Harmon is in the senior class and will get his degree next spring.

Rev. J.W. Green filled his regular appointment at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Sand Valley. The members and friends of the M.E. Church will be pleased to learn that Rev. Thomas H. Houston was returned to the pastorate at Oneonta and Altoona. Rev. Houston reports a grand session of the annual conference which convened at Mobile.

“Flashbo the Clown” and “The Toy Shop,” two thrilling plays, will be presented by the grammar school Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. If you want an hour of enjoyment you can’t afford to miss these plays. Just think! Both of these plays are for the price of only 10 cents and 15 cents.

The Cloverleaf Quartet, radio singers, will put on a concert at Nectar school on Saturday night. The proceeds go to the school. Admission is 15 cents and 25 cents.

See Santa and all of his toys at McPherson Co. Store. Everything in gifts for the little boys and girls and grown ups… such as dolls, doll trunks, wagons, kiddy cars, guns, rockey horses, books, cars, chairs, games, and Christmas decorations of all kinds. See sign, Santa Clause Headquarters, in front of store and toys by the hundreds in windows and inside. — McPherson Co. Toy Department