From Athens Weekly Newspaper, dated 15 February, 1917
The Mayfield co., has purchased a 5-passenger Ford for the use of its traveling men. This firm's business has had a continual increase since locating here and they will be enabled to cover the territory much quicker by the new addition.
T.C.C. STUDENT DROPS DEAD
Tyler, Tex., Feb. 12--Joseph Johnson, a former student of Tyler College, whose home is at Hutto, Texas, dropped dead this afternoon at the Union Station just as he was preparing to take the westbound Cotton Belt train for home.
He had purchased a ticket and had gone to the baggage room to have his trunk checked when he was seized with a fainting spell and fell to the floor dead. He asked one of his companions to keep him from falling. He expired almost instantly.
Deceased was about 22 years of age and had been attending college for sometime.
MOTION PICTURE FILMS
(Hillsboro Evening Journal)
Miss Rose Tapley struck the keynote of the plan for better motion picture films, in a talk Saturday afternoon before a Dallas audience. Miss Tapley is a Vitagraph star, and her remarks are worth repeating time after time until the full significance is realized; the fact that the patrons and not the managers of motion picture theatres are in the greatest degree responsible for the class of films shown. Miss Tapley said in her discussion of the motion picture show and the censorship of films, that the large attendance upon what are known as "objectionable" pictures is due to the fact that women awaken curiosity among their neighbors by referring to the objectionableness, thus assuring their visit to see for themselves.
"If you women would only say that this type of film, when shown, was uninteresting and not worthy of witnessing, you would make it necessary for the picture show managers, who must cater to the public demand, to show higher class productions," she said.
Box office receipts are the only index to what the public wants. Large attendance upon undesirable pictures means increased frequency of their showing. Miss Tapley spoke of the powerful influence of the screen and suggested that ministers use it in connection with their sermons to drive home the moral lessons. The screen, she said, reaches millions who never come under the influence of the church. Her main point was that it remains for the public to create a demand for better pictures, which will be supplied by the managers from the productions offered by reputable companies that offer only the best quality pictures.
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