Jan. 19, 1934
FIRST LEGAL BAR OPENS IN JONESVILLE
LEGALIZED SALOON OPERATES ON FIRST STREET
Before the days of prohibition, legalized bars were banned from the Town of Jonesville, and as a result, several of the business places dealing in liquor, etc, moved across Black River, just outside of the city limits, and there operated some of the largest and most popular places in this part of the State. At that time in the absence of a bridge, it was necessary for the saloon keepers to operate individual ferry service for their patrons to cross the river. This was done at considerable cost, but the patronage justified the expense.
All of that, of course, was before the end of the reign of legalized liquor and the advent of prohibition. Prohibition changed things, and put a stop to the legal sale of liquor for sixteen years, but again, public opinion has done a “boutface” and the public bar is the usual and customary thing.
Since the reinstatement of the old regime, public bars are being opened in every city of importance, and Jonesville is no exception to the rule.
It was not until this week, however, that the first public bar was officially opened. This place, which has been located in the R. J. McMillin Building, on First Street, is operated by Mr. E. B. Carraway. Free beer was dispensed to the public on last Tuesday in lieu of the opening, and all kinds of blended liquors are on display in the new place of business.
City License for the operation of saloons is $750.00, and Mr. Carraway’s place is the first, we understand to pay this high privilege tax.
Feb. 2, 1934
NEW CHEVROLET NOW ON DISPLAY IN JONESVILLE
KNEE-ACTION IS TOPIC OF GENERAL INTEREST
Throughout yesterday, which was Thursday, hundreds of interested folks saw the new 1934 Chevrolet, which is now on display at the Ussery-Wurster Garage, local dealers for this popular car.
Since the announcement several months ago of radical changes that were being made in this years model of the Chevrolet, people all over the country have been anxious to see the new model, which is offered this year in a new and varied line of color designs and very probably the most beautiful yet offered by the Chevrolet manufactures.
That which seems to be of more special interest is the elimination of the front axle and the substitution of “KNEE-ACTION” springs on which the front wheels are fastened. This feature is thought to be a big advancement in the field of manufacture and is probably the forerunner of radical changes in the general construction of automobiles.
TWO FIRES DAMAGE PROPERTIES THIS WEEK
VOLUNTEER FIRE FIGHTERS SAVE BUILDINGS
Few fire alarms have been sounded in our city this winter but this week seems to be an exemption to the rule for already two fires have been announced by the sounding of the city sirens.
The first was on Monday when the home of Mrs. O. Z. Jones caught fire and was speedily extinguished by Jonesville volunteer fire fighters.
The second conflagration was in the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Pope on Tuesday. In the later case considerable damage was done to both the house and the household goods, which were damaged by fire and by being hurriedly removed from the blazing building.
The home and furniture however were covered by insurance and insurance agent O.R. Wurster was on the scene within a short time after the fire to make adjustments for the damages.
In both cases the fire was thought to have originated from faulty flues, but fortunately the blazes started in the daytime and were discovered in time to save the buildings from complete destruction.
Feb. 23, 1934
TO RESUME WORK ON CITY HALL NEXT FRIDAY
DELAY CAUSED BY COLLAPSE OF FRAME WORK LAST WEEK
As a result of the collapse of the framework of the new city hall, which is being erected in Jonesville with C W A labor, a temporary halt was called on the project by CWA officials at New Orleans, to order that additional plans of the building be forwarded to the State office for consideration.
These plans were prepared and mailed with all the speed possible and according to Mr. R. H. Finlay, parish supervisor of CWA works, work will resume next Friday.
Besides the delay, no damage was incurred to any extent by the collapse of the framework of the building last week; the workmen having quickly replaced the fallen portion before orders to discontinue work were received.
Only about one half of the man hours has been consumed by the project which leaves ample labor for the completion of the work, and Mr. A. M. Webber chairman of the local C W A committee, has been given assurance that the work will be completed under the present program.
SENIOR DIES, SCHOOL SUSPENDED TUESDAY AFTERNOON
PHENUMIA ATTACK FATAL TO MISS FANNIE TILLAR
The daughter of Mrs. W. W. Tillar and member of the 1934 graduating class died and school was let out so faculty and class could attend the services.
“SAYING WHAT WE THINK” COLUMN
Ouachita Ice and Utilities Inc. reduces electric rates for the 3rd time since it began operation in 1930. These are volunteer reductions by a private business.
Likewise, since the erection of the local municipal plant in 1926 they have had no reductions in rates.
March 2, 1934
MRS. ARBAELL GUSS DIES AFTER PROLONGED ILLNESS
Widow of the late Joseph Guss. Born in Kentucky, 80 years old. Mother of John Guss and Mrs. Elizabeth Harrell both whom are residents of Trinity.