T.J. Postalwait of Stinson has returned from North Carolina,
where he went some time ago for his health. He is considerably better and will
move his family to that state next fall.
Bert Shaffer, gauge man for Standard Oil Co., has moved his
family into the Ira Stump house in this town and will make his home here. We are
glad to welcome them, and hope their stay here will be permanent.
Notice has been given that Sheriff R.J. Knotts will assess
Washington, Sherman and Sheridan districts, and deputies R.L. Hamilton and
George Hays will assess Center and Lee districts. Be sure to have your dollar
for the head tax and another dollar for the road tax ready when he calls on you.
“Scripture Jake” Bennett, highly respected citizen of Middle
Run, died last week of diseases incident to old age.
For many years, American tourists have dreamed of driving from
the U.S. down to Panama, or even further south. There has been widespread
publicity about the much heralded Pan American highway.
Two American Automobile Association experts reported that the
drive, even as far as Panama, was not recommended, and that it was not worth the
hardships, expense and annoyances. They were well acquainted with the route for
they had begun a journey in February, southward to Panama, having arrived after
many grim battles.
Even before leaving Mexico, a tourist who would drive south
along the Pan American highway must cross a number of streams where there are no
Into Guatemala, and on to El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua,
Costa Rico, etc., various other difficulties are encountered. Some of the new
highways are deteriorating rapidly. The climax comes when one gets within 134
miles of the Panamanian border, where the road suddenly stops.
This road was supposed to have been built in time for the
opening of the highway this year, but 39 bridges are still to be built, and it
is not open. Thus we are sorry to say, the Pan American highway is still a
farce. It is a poor commentary on the foresight, planning, and efficiency of our
Central American neighbors to the south.