2017-04-19 / Other Jenkins News

Remember When –

This Date in 1926

In the Oratorical Contest held in Claxton last Friday night, Sidney Lanier won for the First District. The winners in each district were presented with $15 in gold and will contest in Atlanta in the House of Representatives May 7th. The winner will receive $100 and go to Kansas May 14th. The winner there will speak in Washington in June and be given a two months trip through Europe.

J. L. Smith announces the opening of a new barber shop at Nick’s old stand on Cotton Avenue.

Lee & Lewis Food Store advertises 24 lb. sack self-rising flower for $1.19; Gorton’s cod fish cake, can, 17 cents; Libby’s sliced pineapple, can, 29 cents; and Castlebury’s BBQ Hash, can, 32 cents. Phone #96.

Several hundred people gathered at the Princess Theater Tuesday to greet the announced arrival of the Trackless Train, said to be en route from New York City to London. It contains a regular size locomotive and regular size Pullman observation coach and bears a perfect resemblance to a railroad train. It easily makes 30 miles per hour on hard surface or gravel roads. The train is said to be touring in the interest of better motion pictures and is sponsored by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Film Company. It is propelled by two large motors, camouflaged as a locomotive.

With a total of 65,041 automobiles produced during March, the Chevrolet Motor Company smashed all monthly records for a single month’s production of 3-speed transmission motor cars by any automobile manufacturer.

Bell’s Drug Store offers one free ticket to Princess Theater for every 50 cents purchase at the store.

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