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,i;',F,,q, ' ,; i? ,v/ :: : :b, , // ,, >    :: "'  % _! PAGE THIRTY-FOUR L /o b I lies oro Jonesboro Farm Supply ..elf. Seein i. believing, ask anybody l anywhere that ever heard of or has tmmpany 00een Jonesbor, ,,l, at their opinion is and vou ll find that Jonesboro classes tAl" No, she is not perfect, cer- THE GUARDIAN, SATURDAY, JULY 31, 1920. once a month until Octob'er 28, 1886, I when they were blessed with two' Sunday selarices monttfly. May 25, 1888, 1,'ather Weibel made Jonesboro his home, the center of his many mis- sions. In 1889 a parochial school was business exceeded one quarter billion dollars in 1919. Three building and Loan Associa- tions with total re.ourccs of $2,094,- 738.63. Scven miles of paved streets. Eight Wholesale and Retail FARM IMPLEMENTS, WAGONS and BUGGIES JONESBORO, ARK. Phone 146 IIIH A Flavor and Taste All Their Own Hopkin "s Mother Goose Bread Pan-a-Ma's Cakes and Pastries Delicious and Nutricious HOPKIN'S BAKERY Jonesboro, Ark. G. C. O'Brien C.F. l)icus O'IIIIIEN & lfl{IUS --i)ealel's in-- PAINTS AND WALL PAPER I)A ! NTI NG CONTIIA('TORS 22fi Main St. l'hone 41,1 JONESBORO, ARK. ' Authorized Ford Sales and Service Jonesboro Machine Co. We have experienced mechanics who have taken a course in the Ford Shops at Detroit. Machine Shop, Automobile Accessories Acetylene Welding and Vulcanizing JONESBORO ARKAN SAS ............... == ........ . , . , , ==%%%%%%%%%% "l*ll I I I ININ I w :NlSlllllUNN ml m m u m m-- ........... NATIONAL BANK PROTECTION First i tainlv not, there 'is room for improve- tment, trot Rome .was not built in a (lay. l Jonesboro is 262 miles from St. [Louis, 68 miles from Memphis, 300 Imiles from Kansas City, which places 1 us in a most enviable position from the commercial standpoint to eve5,- one seeking  profitable location. The Chamber of Commerce is lo- cated at 30[) 1-2 Main, has four dis- U tinct and separate'offices and a large assembly room for ordinary gather- ings. Nearly everything of a civic opened by Sister Mary Agnes, O. S. iI. The convent, a two-story brick with I)asement, was blessed October 26, 1890. The congregation grew apace with the town and December 27, 1894, a much nceded larger addi- tion to the church huilding was dedi- cated. The cnergetie pastor, Father Weibel, and the congregation were of good cheer till 2:00 a. m., May 16, 1896, when the church, school, convent and rectory, the result of ten years of hard work, set on fire by ligbtning, were reduced to ashes. That evening the pastor gathered his weeping flock efore a temporary altm" and preach- or commercial activity heads in at c(l to them to "trust in God, who had] the Chamber of Commerce, howing taken and who wouhl and couhl give I the unanimity of mind of our people, again." High Mass was sung at this 1 We furnish rent free offices for the altar the next day, Sunday. The sub- Agricultural Department and Red/scriptin list started amounted to Cross. 153,255. On May 18 a new aml more Hospital [desirable site for a clmrch was pur- l-tospial f-wilities are good, the St.] chased" June 7 Mass was said on the V, ernavd ranking very hih, a hospital lnew ground and the laying of the ol 60 beds and all necessary adjuncts cornerstone of St Iloman's hall, 80x30 t(, a fir:;t class hosl)ital. Goocl Roads More good roads are under con- :;truction. in -tddition to thq,se we have at present, there being at this (line something' over $5,000,000 in contract out for first-class roads. Off Crow- ley's Ridge, the county begins to seek a lower level where is found the rich- est farming' lands in ('he ,world. The .,drainage districts where once the land was not tillable, bring out thousan,ls of acres of productive soil, which en- richcs the coffers of Craighead coun- ty inhabitants, a large pm of which flows into Jonesboro. Some 60 miles of concrete walks and 35 miles of paved streets tell the s'.ory of a live prog'ressive city. ' Our people are very loy to their borne industries and civic and corn: mercial organizations, whidh, explains how it is that Jonesboro bears such an enviable reputation as a live city. Knights of Columbus, Jonesboro Coun- , ell No. 1702 ii This council was organized August 17, 1913, with 40 members and has  put on five classes to date, increasing * 'heir membership to 115 at the pres- ent time and contemplating a large t class sometime this fall. 'lhe club rooms are situated at 234 1-2 Main street, and the officers being wide awake and progressive, are en- joying good attendances at meetings, which are interesting and educational. The council has unanimously en- dorsed the Boy Scout Movement, and this year financed Troop No. 5 with baseball suis, and as our financial secretary, Dr. McCracken s scout master of this troop, he insures the proper welfare of our Catholic .boys. more miles contracted fcz' at a cost of $710,000. When comp'.eted every street in the city will be paved. Will shortly spend 9200,000 for riv- er terminals. Splendid public school system. q'ratIic Bureau with expcl'iencedi traffic men in charge. Also hranch]. office of Southern ltardwood Traffic] Association. I Board of Trade with direct wire t service, keeps in touch with all mar- I kets. , I Active Retail Credit glen s As.4ocia- I tion and Merchant's Credit Associa- I tion. t Well Supplied with lmre soft water[ pumped from 500 ft. wells. I Splendid sewerage system. I Phillips County agriculturally is / the garden spot of Arkansas. Her / hfgh land is adaptc(l to stock raising, I During the past year we have en-I National several visits from our Worthy State Deputy, Bro. E. J. Kmvin and on the occasion of his last visit, June Bank 1st, he gave us an excellent lecture, replete with suggestions as to the bet- , t!ermenl of local council conditions, , ' land cooperation with other subordinate . councils of the state. I Regular meetings htld at 8 p. m. on WaNESBORO ARKANSAS the first and third Tuesdays of each o-J , month. All visiting Knights cordial- . _- : :-:   .................. .=&.'-'H'4"i' "HI'4'I'4"INN ly invP, ed to attend. Mark S. Cogeri Sec'y. and Business Manager. Day Phone 66 510 Main St. Night Phone 684 st. Roman's Congregation St. Roman's congregation at Jones- bore, Ark., no' has over one hundred J [3 SOn families. Twenty-seven years ago there were but nineteen Catholics in all Nmheast Arkansas. The first Mass ever celebrated in this section J. A. GREGG, Manager w., said by Very Rev. J. E. Weibel at Jonesbm'o in December, 1883. FUNERAL DIRECTORS Jonesboro then had a population of a few hundred. Today the population is over eleven thousand. The first church, a beautiful frame, forty feet AUTO HEARSES AND AMBULANCE  by twenty feet, and a rectory, were ] Lady Attendant When Requested blessed May 31, 1885. All told, thel ne congregation numbered only 18 I JONESBORO, ARKANSAS members. They had Mass on Sunday I __ " --- .   F-  W. F. PENNEr We Clothe The Family. Dealer in Motorcycles, Bicycles an( Your Money's Worth or Supplies Your Money Back Agent for Reading Stand- ard Motorcycles and Yale Bicycles General Repairing Prompt Set;vice WARE & SOLOMON 102 North Fifth Street Helena, Ark. We solicit your patronage "' The Guardian In Every Home"---Our Motto fegt, used as a church till too snmll, took place. The folh)wing year the rectory, a two-story buihling 3640 feet, was erected, during this year, too, a peal of three large bells was blessed. In the spring of 1908 Very Rev. J. E. Wiebe], clean of northeast Arkansas, resigned the pastorship. Rev. H. Cattani succeeded him and re- mained in charge about one year. About the end of June, 1909; Rev. Francis Strobel was apl)ointed pastor an(I selwed the congregation till about AppcaI:  Very often people living' in a town May 1, 1913, when on account oi fail in their description of it, for the failing" health he resigned. Rev. Matthew Saettele, O. S. B., supplied simple reason that they see only the the place from the 7th of May till June 4, when the successor to Father Strobel, Rev. J. A. McQuaid, the pre-i sent pastor, took charge. Under his guidance the church has grown and continues to grow. Father McQuaid enjoys the highest respect and confidence of the people in all this section of the country, and his work is sure to be rewarded. The Jonesboro Council No. 1702, K. of C., is doing, good work, with the following active officers: G. K., J. ]. Hopkins; D. G. K., Henry Hoppen- jam; Financial See., Alf Corvi!le; Recorder, A. F. Cm-ille and Warden, J. P. Obehauser. Som Facts ,,4bout The City of Helena The following are some pertinent facts about Helena: Five railroads, including two great trunk line systems, extending in all directions. Favorable in and out- bound freight rates. Splendid factory sites awtilable, ad- jacent to railroads, with desirable switching facilities. Located on the Mississippi River at foot of Crowleys Ridge, on only h:gh ground on West side of river below Missouri State line. At head of deep water navagation on the river. Population 25,000 andgrowing. Second largest hardvood market in the world. In direct touch with the finest hardwood timber supply in the United States. Twenty six large woodworking )lants. Handles more than 100,000 bales ofl otton annually, practically all staple I cotton. I I Large manufacturer of cotton seed )roducts and splendid linters market. Two cotton compresses with sto- rage capacity ()f 42,000 bales. Splendid industrial conditions with amp:e supply of lahor. Large wholesale and distributing center, covering all lines. Five banks with total resources of more than $10,500,000. Volume of fruit growing and truck farming. He,.' I rich bottom hinds are among the fin- I est in the we(hi. One hun(lred and] twenty miles of paved roads corn- I l)leted, under constvuction and (on-] ((acted for to (:()st $:L518,000. These[ roads wi'.l serve the entire county. I hleal climate, rainfall of 55 inches,] Iwell distributed, average teml)eratm'c / of 62 degrees. ] The Gateway Highway will connect tIelcna with the Bankhead and Jef-/ ferson Davis Itighways. Unique statement concerning Hele na, by Elwood Lloyd while he was on 'the Editorial Staff of the Commercial physical factors of the community and by reason of their close associa- tion lose sight of the real thing that makes the place a desirable one in which to live. To my way of-thinking, alout the driest sort of reading possible to find is an advertisement telling how many miles of paved streets there are in a city, or the amount of its bank clear- ances, or the unevcelled purity of the water supply or the height of the buihlings, aml all that sort of stuff so common to te ordinary hn of com- munity "boosting" advertising mat- tel'. So, then, this advertisement is to be along a different line. Just a lit- tle account of the reasons that go to make Helena, Arkansas, and Phillips County, good home spots, as viewed by a frequent visitor---;a visitor who enjoys going there that he may ab- sorb some of the spirit of progress which permeates and dominates eve- ryth;ng thereabout. This ad is not written by a profes- sional advertising writer, and proba- bly will not conform to the accepted standards of prepared advertising co- I py--nor is it written for pay. It is l just an honest expression. Hadd's DELICIOUS ICE CREAM CO., Inc. Jobbers of Soda Fountain Supplies Phone 103 JONESBORO, ARK. Where Quality and Service Counts Jonesboro's Ma HICKORY i Plants at Brinkley, Three Million Dollar Attorne Jonesboro, 2 and 3 Masovie Formerly R. I. NEW STYLI ! J High-Grade Read AT POPULAB J GREENB]00 The Store Which Pay to BANK OF Eastern Arkansas" Big Financial Institutio00