Volume 1, Number 11
Forsyth, Apr. 3, 1924. --Robert L. Gideon and Roy G. Burns of Forsyth attended the Republican Convention held at Poplar Bluff April 1. Robert L. Gideon was elected as Alternate to attend the National Republican Convention in June.
FORD $295 ( F. O. B. Detroit)
Starter and Demountable Rims,
$85 extra. The spring rush for
Ford Touring Cars has started!
ROOT MOTOR COMPANY Forsyth
Branson, Apr. 10, 1924.--Branson will soon have a movie studio. Prof. Oscar R. Gleason of Kansas City has bought the Justus tract of 17 acres in the west part of town and will fit it up for 'locations'. Prof. Gleason has several branch studios in various states, and is very enthusiastic over the possibilities in this part of the country. He stated that the camera men would arrive today, and preparations for their work would be rushed. This will add considerable to Branson's already fine attractions.
Dickens, Apr. 24, 1924. ---The Taney City Sunday School class, twenty in number, including three or four visitors, went on an Easter picnic to Marvel Cave. The members of the party were: Mr. and Mrs. John Morrow, Homer Morrow, Mildred Morrow, Miss Thompson, Jack Dickenson and daughters Mabel and Clarice, Chub Bennett, Miss Neff, Silas Bennett, Gertie Naise, the Koenig brothers, Hazel McPherson, Barton Everett, James Blake and Gladys Smith. The party left Dickens at seven o'clock in the morning going by way of Forsyth, Branson, and Reeds Spring. We arrived at the cave at 11 o'clock and returned home after a very enjoyable trip about six o'clock.
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Bradleyville, May 1, 1924.--- W. E. Fent, for the past five years cashier of the Bank of Bradleyville, has sold his interests to T. L. Morriset of Garrison, Mo. Mr. Morriset has been connected with the bank as director since January 1922 and as president since February 1924. He is also a director of the Farmers Bank at Chadwick, Mo. Mr. Morriset becomes cashier and B. F. Scoggins president under the new management. Mr. Scoggins has been connected with the bank for several years as director and president. The Bank of Bradleyville was organized in March 1914 with a capital of $10,000 and now has a surplus of $5,500, and has paid good dividends in addition to this. The bank was organized by M. B. Slusher.
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SENIOR CLASS NIGHT
Forsyth, May 8, 1924.--Following is the Senior class program which will be held in the Memorial Building on Wednesday night:
Class Poem--Ruby Hyde
Last Will and Testament--Mildred Arnold
Vocal Solo--Violet Weatherman
Class History--Blondie James
Class Prophecy--Garnett Wolf
Quartet--Garnett Wolf, Mildred Arnold, Tully Middleton, Pauline Felkins.
Class Chronicles-Chandos Ridge
Piano Solo--Maye Bruton
Presentation of Cane-- -Tully Middleton
Response (for Juniors)--Emmett Adams.
Thursday night at the High School the Juniors will give a banquet to the Seniors.
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Branson. --The movie studio has secured temporary quarters over the Racket Store. However, the necessity for larger space makes a purchase of land and extensive building near town necessary. The picture that they are now filming will take some weeks yet to complete, al though they are busy on location every day. The comedian, Lindsay Wilson, has been entertaining the movie fans on Saturday nights with vaudeville at the Community Hall.
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Forsyth, May 15, 1924.---Last Friday night the Forsyth and
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MALTED GRAPE NUT!
You really cannot imagine what a delicious drink Malted Grape Nut can be until you try one of our specials. $0.15
CITY DRUG STORE Forsyth, Mo.
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Forsyth, May 22, 1924. ---The final exercises of the Forsyth High School for the year were given at Memorial Hall last Friday night. The graduates and faculty assembled at the Forsyth Hotel and marched to the hall. The invocation was given by Rev. G. A. Johnson. The first number on the program was the announcement by Superintendent Jackson of the honor graduates. First place went to Frieda Freeland for having the most credits in her grades for the high school term of four years. Second place was held by Katherine Ellison. For general school spirit and good work Mildred Arnold and Pauline Felkins were given each a place on the program as commencement speakers. The speaker of the evening was Professor Wellington Patrick of the University of Kentucky. Mr. S. E. Gard who is a member of the school board closed the exercises with a few words of good wishes after which he presented the diplomas and awarded the scholarships.
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Branson, May 29, 1924.---The Baccalaureate services of the Senior Class of the Branson High School were held at the Community Hall last Sunday night. The sermon was delivered by Rev. E. C. Sechler of the Christian church of Springfield, and was one of the best addresses ever delivered in Branson.
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SHERIFF RAIDS MOONSHINE STILL
Forsyth, Jun. 5, 1924. ---For some time the sheriff has suspected that a still was being operated on the breaks of Beaver Creek. Some time this week it was located by the authorities about one mile northwest of Hilda postoffice. Tuesday night Sheriff Boles, accompanied by deputies Sam Clemans and Riley Thomason, visited the place and found that the still had evidently been operated all the day before. Practically all the whiskey had been removed, the sheriff finding only about a quart. The outfit was one of the largest that has been located by the officers here. No one was found at the still at the time of the raid and no arrests have been made, but we understand the authorities believe they have sufficient evidence to warrant the filing of information against those believed to have been in charge of the operation.
Forsyth.-- Last night the first picture to be shown in the newly equipped hall of the American Legion went over big. Jackie Coogan in 'Peck's Bad Boy' kept the audience laughing all the while. Next Saturday night another good picture will be shown: R Barthelmess in 'Tol'able David'. Also a two reel picture entitled 'Fighting Blood' will be shown. This is a picture full of pep and one which you will enjoy. Felkins Orchestra will furnish music and we will have a real show
Branson. --Last Thursday night the senior class of the high school held their graduation exercises at Community Hall. There were seven students that received their diplomas. Birdie Stofle was valedictorian. Maxine Steeley, salutatorian and the remainder of the class were Flora Dickie, Martha Coggswell, Ida Moran, Cyrus Bennett, and Homer Chaney.
Mincy. - --That terrible noise that was heard Saturday about 11:30 a.m. proved to be an air plane. It crossed the river just below Moore's ferry traveling westward.
Forsyth, Jun. 12, 1924. ---The regular June teachers' exami-
Hollister, Jun. 26, 1924. --The building boom struck Hollister early this year and is still in progress. The Maccabee Camp formerly Camp Hollister, Camp Perfecto, Camp Ideal and the
Y.M.C.A. Camp have all added several new cottages to their camps. The new hotel on Presbyterian Hill is being completed. The Moore & Toon business block is being remodeled in the old English style of the Johnson buildings, which adds much to the looks of Front Street. The Shelton building also has a new stone front which adds greatly to its looks and convenience.
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Branson, July 3, 1924. ---The Christian Church of Taney County has been organized at Branson and invites every one of this faith to come and join them in their services every Sunday as follows: Sunday School l0:00A.M. Preaching Services 11:00A.M. and 8:00 P.M.
Our thanks to Mr. W. E. Freeland for permission to use the files of the Taney County Republican.
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