Questions? Call (888) 845-2887 Hablamos Español

Anson Western Observer Newspaper Archive: March 12, 1948 - Page 1

Share Page

Publication: Anson Western Observer

Location: Anson, Texas

Issue Date:

Get 1 more page view just for Liking us on Facebook

  • We are retrieving your image from the archive...

  • We are converting your image into tiles...

  • Almost done...

   Anson Western Observer (Newspaper) - March 12, 1948, Anson, Texas                                 set out llree For . Living hlemorial  Western  ■ No. 44  S&t^^Ti^'éfeevtC  Observer  ^A^a^AAAA AAA » A A A AAAAAAAA* — - A ^  »  Plant A  Rlemorial  :: Shrub For » A Living n  1  is 8  Week of R C Drive Anson Below Quote  , campaign^ released by  „5 approximately ;;uota of $1,700 drive Tuesday, ' feek of the -to figures 1-Anson chairman I at that time was some contributions tor. "Many persons ' .ached by worker  sa'd-  effort to finish a a one-day drive .mtacted. Though i fctely pass anyone  $350 . in the end of  $1.  not  ^_____ have  'workers as  the many did up,  we  WESTERN ÎSERVER  Irvations  3YHUT  si  Smile On Sies' Face?  • wliose moniunent sits the courthouse has  [reasons for being proud 1 which bears his first id, Anson goes forward.  approval of tl'.e and success of the f program are evidence the citizenship essen-)gress and growth. A ciMzenship makes for a tovfn. Anson has a pro-itizenslap. T h erefore ake it from there, the boots toll us to avoid epetition of words).  eference to Anson Jon-ir Observer to call your the review of the new of Anson Jones which Ed in last week's issue em Obsen'er. Loyal and and Jones county citi-ich there are many, will hg this book. The au-lert Gambell, professor lat Southern Methodist lias depicted Jones' Im-the development of the Texas. And while he is life story of the Re-It president he recalls story of the republic [many in these parts, interested In hls-ijoy reading this book.  li't Just F^r  to matters of imme-(history is all right, art living too much in te say you're getting number one objec-program realized, | approval of the bond can now be iocus-  • two, three, four, and i a time for resting on iats don't go very far, t drifting, and a lot of 1 when we do not take  >I spurts of momentum.  ¡or Anson, as this Ob's it, is number two on things to go after in now bad do we want 1 what are we willing,  0 do about helping to ' Will recall that Mr.  1 in his speech at the ¿ Commerce banquet if Pe wanted a thing bad f eep everlastingly after fess was assured.  Rural Calling?  ■e is the matter telephones, a 1 s library and just % anything that a better place - to live more ha, ' completion of the  P' highway 180 tl assured in due .. "^« can be turned  f' involved in pro ro-market roads ' has none. And P oblems to be 'f you have not ^county judge or ' about that fces PP^tun'ty to  Pf need to be ^ setup In this ^ h®,®ore enllg  Ithe under-  lout tK will help these changes mow  - of hospi-  gen-will  - for happily the im-through  time,  -----Jd to  providing — of there work-talk-your matter I do so, made in connec-enllghtment,  'The  trade'  stand to loose they should napptog  VSÄ  some could not immediately be reached at the peak of the drive Aiiyone who has not been contacted and who wishes to make a contribution may leave It with me at the Jones County National Farm Loan Association.  "I would like to express my ap-prsciatlon to all those who have contributed to the Red Cross as well as to the workers who have given their time and effort to the campaign," Breed said.  The Red Cross fund campaign IS conducted annually in an effort to raise sufficient money to carry on the work of the group throughout the year. Fifty . two per cent of the money raised in the county during the drive will be retained In the county for use as needed. In case of disaster or should the county chapter for other reasons run out of funds more would be made available by the national organization.  A partial list of those who have contributed to the Anson quota and the amounts given will follov/  Fifty dollars: Knox Pittard, Market Poultry and-Egg Co.  Twenty-five dollars: Mrs. W. M. Goodwin, First National Bank, A. Heidenheimer.  Twenty dollars: Smith & Smith.  Fifteen dollars: West Texas Utilities Co., Central Locker Plant, R. E. Spencer Lumber Co., Bark-ley Implement Co., Panhandle Abstract Co., Jones County Abstract; Co., Western Observer, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Baker.  Ten dollars; Southwest Motor Co., Oran Dean Jewelry, Anson Builders Supply, Palace' Theatre, Duff and Pittard, Home Furniture Co.. W. B. and Edna Hägens, Vernon Watts Ti-actor Co., Anson Gin Co., Piggly Wiggly, George O. Har-rell, Stamford Production Credit Association, Mack's Motor Co., Joe Breed.  : Cross Home and Auto Supply, Anson Spot Cash Grocery, Lone Star Gas Co., Mr .and Mrs. Chas. L. Stephens, T. B. Harrell, Miss Essie Andèrson5 Miss Leila Anderson, Mrs. K. H. Anderson.  Seven and one-half dollars: John "Hale, Alton Wash, W. H. Llt-tlefleld, E. F. Pittard, Hestand-Wllson Furniture Co., Mr. and Mrs. Roy E. Prlchard.  Five dollars: Hall and Lepard, Cooper, Jr.  Five dollars: Hal land Lepard, Baucum Station, Simmons Motors, The Hut, High School Grocery, Motor Inn, Mudd Machine Shop, Durwood Owens, Frances Edmonds, W. C. Saladln, Milton Marks, B and H Appliance Co., White Auto Store.  Easley Grocery and Market, Miss (Continued on Page 6).  ballot lists six in alderman race  Threé names in addition to those on the initial petition filed with City Secretary-Treasurer B. Honea last Wednesday were fUed ut city hall prior to the Saturday, March 6 deadline, bringing to six the number of candidates for the positions of three retiring aldermen with only one filed for office of mayor.  Latest name.s submitted were those of W. A, Scott, Jim Jones, and Aubrey A. Dunwody, all for the position oi aldermen. Dr. Knox Pittard, Russell Fagan and Bill Bartlett were filed as contenders for the position, along with Earl McCaleb for mayor.  Three of the six candidates for alderman will be named in the April 6 election to fill the places of Roy Prlchard, Jasper Gentry, and Vernon Watts whose terms expire at the end of the current fiscal year April 14. M. E. Caroth-ers, retiring mayor, is not seeking reelection, leaving McCaleb as the only contender for that office.  Two other aldermen, Bill Lepard and John E. Farnsworth, will continue in office until the end of their present term in 1949.  -V-  Two Local Boys In Spring Training At McMurry College  Floyd Sampson and Weldon Day of Anson took'-part in the recent! spring training intrasquad football games played by thé McMurry College Indians.  Sampson was a first-string back-field man on the McMurry squad last fall, and is\ scheduled to see considerable service this coming grid season.  The McMurry Indian football schedule for 1848-inclules games with Corpus Christi University, Texas A&I, East Texas Baptist College^ and others in addition to Texas conference games.  V-  Mr. and Mrs. WiU Hyatt and Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Mitchell of X«mem, visited Mrs. Hyatt's fath er, Mr.' Henrjr Wamo and sister, Mm- mm Roberts, Monday. Mr. Wamn .MMnit«d his »and birth-  Iii»  Western Observer, Anson, Texas, Friday, March ] 2,1948  Hanna Baptists To Hold Revival  A revival meeting will be held at the Hanna Baptist Church March 19 through March 28, the Rev. R. M. Presley, pastor, announced this week. Sjjrvlces will be conducted at 10:30 a. m. and 7 p m. daily by the Rev. O. C. Byrd.  W. N. Byrd Will be in charge of singing during the revival. Everyone is Invited to attend the services.  The Rev. O. C. Byrd, Evangelist who will conduct Revival Services at the Htuina Baptist Church, March 19-28.  The Rev. Clyde R. Campbell, Mineral Wells pastor, who will conduct a revival at the Bethel Baptist Church, March 14-21.  Price 5c  today's program will feature acc  Winners of cash awards given at Anson's second weekly trades-day program were named at the drawing held last Thursday with Claud Wills of Leuders being awarded the first prize of $50.  Second place and $25 went to Mrs. Eric White of Hamlin, third with $10 was won by Mrs. R. S. Spraberry of Anson, while Mvs. Otto Robberts of Nugent, Mrs. R. D. Goodrich of Anson, and Billy Frank Baker of Anson each received $5.  A groupe of entertainers from Hardin - Simmdas university was scheduled to furnish entertainment for the occasion, but did not appear due to the rainy weather. They may be seen instead on the trades-day program March 18.  Today's program will be given by •students from Abilene Christian college. The drawing for prizes will be held immediately after the entertainment.  bethel church to hold revival  The Rev. Clyde R. Campbell, nastor of the Cnlvery Baptist -Church of Mineral Wells, will conduct a revival at the Eeliiel Baptist Chm'ch, beginning Sunday, March 14.  Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cafiey, students in Hardin-Simmons, will conduct the music for the revival.  The Rev. James Lun.iford, missionary to Brazil home on furlough, will conduct both services the first Sunday of the revival which wiJl coiitinuo through March 21.  Services will begin at 7:30 p. m. and prayer meeting will be held belore each service. The Rev. Way-land Boyd is pastor of • the Bethel church.  m EIîEISi  100 New Phones To Be Installed In Anson Exchange  About 100 new numbers will be added to the Anson Telephone Exchange sometime in April, according to Roy Propst, manager of the Anson office of Southwestern Bell Telephone.  'Equipment for the Installation of the new phones is here, but Installation crews have not arrived," Propst said. "However, we hope to have the project completed by AprU 15."  No new information was available on the proposed rural exchange system.  jones co/highest in area accidents  Jones led a seven county'area In the number of personal injuries' and property damage as a result of highway accidents in February, according to a report released by Oapt. Harry Hutchinson of the Texas Department of Public Safety.  Jones county recorded two fatal accidents, with' three deaths; four personal injury and three property damage accidents, making a total of nine. Property damage reached $5,095.  Taylor county had only one personal Injury accident recorded, with four property damage accidents being listed. The report covered only the, rural sections of Taylor county.'  In Haskell county property damage reached $2,575. The report also showed three personal injury aild three property damage accidents for the county. Five persons were injured.  Nolan county had four personal injury and five property damage was listed at $4,010.  Callahan county had five personal injury and two property damage accidents with five persons injured and damage of $4,530. Throckmt}rton and Scurry counties had clean records.  Location of an east extension to the present north production has been filed £.« the Great Lakes Carbon Corp., No. 5, Warren B. Tay-man (formerly Hardwick) In the Hardy pool, eight miles north of Anson. Designation of the hole is 1,835 feet from the south and 330 feet from the east line of the Tay-man 300 acre tract In section 11, block 4, H&TC survey. Permit is for 3,750 feet with rbtary, drilling expected to be underway this week.  Official gauge of 119 barrels of 45 gravity oil per day has been filed for the Jones county Frazier pay discovery, 10 miles northeast of Abilene after several weeks of preliminary testing. The well is the Geochemlcal Surveys Inc., No. 1 J. R. Simpson et al, 330 feet from the south and east lines of the 40 acre Simpson tract in section 18, block 16, T&P survey.  The production. Including six per cent water, was on pump from pay at 2,271-74 feet. The well had flowed by heads through casing "'ben it was drilled, but operator.-v.-ere not able to re-establish the flow after the well had been killed  to run casing.  -^—^—^---  Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Hill of Pleasant Grove community, celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary la.sb V»"ednesday, March 3, at their home' where they have lived most of their married life. , -n.--j  J. F. Scott was taken to a Stam- ! ford hospital Tuesday, ill with pneumonia.  Change of Venue Denied Preston In Roby Trial  Change of venue in the case of Charles John Preston, charged with armed robbery and robbery with a deadly weapon In connection with the beating of a Roby farm couple, was denied by Judge Owen Thomas in 104th District court In Roby Monday, according to a. report carried in the Abilene Reporter-News.  Twelve witnesses subpoenaed for the defense and 24 subpoenaed for the state were present as court opened. Among the witnesses were three state highway patrolmen from Tiiscon, Arizona, P. C. Almond. W. E. Keller, and Kenneth C. Yeozell; FBI Agent, Leo S. Brenneisen, also of Tuscon, Sheriff Bill Dunwody of Jones county; and J. L. Gordon, Jones county farmer.  Jurors were still being selected Tuesday morning ,the report said.  bapiimle^ REVIVAL HERE  A Revival Meeting will begin Sunday, March 14th, In the First Baptist Church of Anson, according to Rev. Henry Chambers, local pastor. The meeting as it has ori-gmally been planned will extend over a ptriod of ten days or two weeks.  Rev, Jesse Garrett, for twenty thi-so years pastor of the Rosen Heighcn Baptist Church in Fort Worth, will be the evangelist. Rev. Garrett originally prepared himself for a lawyer's profession, but later felt the call to the ministry. He csme to the Rosen Heights Baptist Church in Fort Worth in 192.3, when it had a membership of 300. ?.n'.i a small wooden structure. Tlie meiiiberiuip now exceeds 3,000, and thu ciiurch is housed in an expensive brick building. Rev. Garrett explains his progi'ess with the in Fort iWortli.,'a5.a..':.Vifi-  speaker,^ V and '  are that our people In this community, will receive rich spiritual blessings during this period of revival," Pastor Chambers said.  David Green, a student in Hardin - Simmons University, will be In charge of the music for the revival. He Is a good singer, and knows how to get over a gospel message in song. He has been vrith the church once before In a revival, and the church membership is looking forward to having him back.  Services will be held twice daily, at 9:45 a,, m. and 7:30 p. m. Prayer services will be held each evening at 7 p. m. preceding the worship service. "All of the people of the community are invited, and, in fact, are urged to attend and take advantage of an opportunity to hear these gifted people," Rev. Chambers said.  -:{.-  Singers Here From  Abilene, Eastland  Community Singers will meet at 7:30 tonight at the Methodist Church with Max Ward, president 2f the group, in charge.  Several out-of-town singers are rxpected to be present ,lncluding the Silas Clark Quartet of Abilene and a pianist and quartet from Sastland, Ward said.  The group of Anson singers meets each Thursday In one of the local churches wlthi congregational singing being led by members. Local a:id out-of-town singers are Invlt-"cl to attend all of the song services.  Rabbit Drive  There will be a rabbit drive in the Newlight commuqity Tuesday, March 16. All those wanting ito attend the drive meet at the New-light school, 4 miles North and 1 mUe West of Funston, at 12:30 p. m.  JiL  Oity Council Credited With Anson Development  Expiration of the terms of the Mayor and three aldermen of the present city council, none of whom are seeking re-election in the city election which has been set for April 6, has drawn attention to some of the accomplishments of the council during the past two years.  Several of Anson's leading citizens have, without being approached on the subject, volunteered appreciation for the work of the council In the Improvement of street, communication, lighting, sewage disposal, and water supply facilities of the city.  According to record, the council has raised the salaries of city employees, at the same time saving other portions of the city tax-pay-er's money In Its handling of other civic projects.  Taken from the minutes of the council meetings during the past two years, the following accomplishments may be listed to the credit of the present city government.  The purchase and installation of an electric motor to pump water from the new lake, replacing a badly worn Diesel engine.  The calling of an election for  'ii nil' i'li[ I III ft I  the purpose of making the office of City Marshall elective instead of appointive.  Putting Into operation a new malntalr^pr with a full time operator, Improving the condition of streets. /  Making contract and cooperating with the Highway Department m widening the pavement on Commercial Avenue and paving the west end of Houston street.  Making contracts and cooperating with the Highway Department In securing the right of way on the east end of Houston street.  Appointment of a Planning Board for the city for the purpose of city development.  Passage of an ordinance and completion modern system of street working for the purpose of correcting the parking problem.  Opening of several streets that had never been opened before, the grading and cleaning of pracUcaUy every alley in the city.  Purchase of a new chassis and rebuilding of the city fin truck at a cost of around 13,000 when a new CoaUnmd - oa paf* 4  V F W Hominates Sandiiaiesp Plans Expansion For 1948  The Rev. Je.sse Garrett, left, pastor of the Ro.sen Heights Baptist Church in Fort Worth and evangelist for ths revival which begins at the Anson Baptist Church Sunday, March 14; and David Green, right, Hardin-Simmons student who is in charge of music for the revival.  body of lt. hamilton HERE mWi military funeral to BË HELD SUNDÂÏ  Tlie body of Second Lieutenant James V. Hamilton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lee Hamilton who was killed in Australia January 23, 1942, i.'i to arrive in Anson at 7 a. m. Saturday and will be taken to the Hamilton home, 201 East Ruda, to lie In state until 3 p. m. Sunday, time set for funeral services;^ ^^ " ■im^filiMabt'-)^^ *"  cifndate:*in chtofih' semces' to' b.e' held at the Anson Methodist church. The Rev. H. M. Chambers, pastor of the Baptist Church here and an ex-Army Chaplain, will be In charge of military services which will be conducted jointly by the Anson VFW and American Legion posts at graveside.  Lieutenant Hamilton was Anson's first casualty in World War II. He was killed in an airplane accident while on,- maneuvers near Lisbon, Australia, January 23, 1942. He was born In Anson, September 16, 1915, and was reared here. Graduating from Anson high school In*-1934, he entered John Tarleton Ag- ' rlcultural college, finishing in 1937. He worked with the Halliburton Oil company in New Mexico prior to enlisting In the Army Air Forces, September 25, 1940. He had been a member of the Presbyterian church since he was eight years of age.  Lieutenant Hamilton received his wings and commission as a fighter pilot at Stockton Field, California, on July 11, 1941, and was stationed at Hanillton Field, California, prior to sailing for the South Pacific In December, 1941. He was later stationed at Lisbon, Australia.  At the time of his enlistment in the Air Forces, Lieutenant Hamilton had approximately 100 hours of flight training under the Civil Aeronautics Authority. After enlisting, he received primary training at Ontario and Moffett Fields. California.  Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lee Hamilton of Anson, a brother, Charles Monete, having died in 1917 at age of 10.  Pallbearers will be John Harvey Warren, Coy Dean, Roger Q. Garrett, Jr., John Sosebee, Leon Thur-man, and Bill Farnsworth. Burial will be In Mount Hope Cemetery.  Five Win Awards At Farmer's Show  Five persons won awards at the Cross Home and Auto Supply Store's Parmer's Get - Together, he!d In Pioneer Hall last Wednesday, March 3.  A. J. Frazier, Jr., of Abilene was given a tire at the drawing, Raymond Day was awarded a cannis-ter set, John Mcllwain, a chicken fryer, Mrs. Williams won a tarpau-lin, and the daughter of O. L. Simpson won a dell.  Two colored motion pictures were sho\vn during the program, "Liberia, Africa's Only Republic" and "The New Champion." Refreshments were- served following the program. r  Look Who's Here  Mr. and Mrs. Jack Benham are announcing the arrival of a daughter. Donna Jean, who arrived Sunday. March 7, in Eunice N. M., weMMlM 8 lbs. and 1 oz. Orand-Mr. and Mrs. Katon and Mr. and lAri mrank  Benham AHnUy.  anson men pay top prices for ffa.4-h stock  Anson businessmen contribujed $525 toward the purchase of stock shown by FFA and 4-H Club boys In the Stamford Livestock Show February 28, according to H. W. Jenkins of the Central Locker Plant, purchaser of the stock.  Contributing to the price of the stock which was raised above the market by Jenkins' bidding were the following: A. Heidenheimer, $50; First National Bank, $50; Knox Pittard Drugs, $50; R. B. Spencer and Co., $25; Hudson Implement Co., $50; Market Poultry and Egg Co., $25; C. L. Stephens, $25; Vernon Watts, $25; Home Furniture Co., $25; Oran A. Dean, $25; H. W. Jenkins, $25; and Durwood Owens, $150.  jonesIhpmgram  reset for friday  The county-wide 4-H Club program, originally scheduled for Friday, March 5, In Pioneer Hall, was postponed due to weather conditions and will be held Friday,  March 12, in Memorial Hall. All _ __________ ______„  club members and their families Anson, S. A. Edmonds of Pt. Bay  are urged to attend the function which begins at 7 p .m.  The pro^am was designed observe national 4-H Club week  day for a More Responsible Citizenship Tomorrow." County Home Demonstration Agent Loreta Allen asserted that the theme of 4-H week was a challenge to the 4-H Club boys and girls In Jones county as well as to all the 4-H Program for the Friday night observance will Include a welcome address by County Agent H. C. Stanley, two movies about 4-H club work, recreational games, and address by MiK Loreta AUen entitled Jones County 4-H Clubs, a talk by County Judge Roger aarrett on How 4-B Ohib Work Can and Ba« HAlped RurM Youth, ipecial recog-nltitih of -JoMi county 4-R Club bays.aatf and wU.«« ehidMlF'«l&^lnlMahantt te aB  Seventeen members of Anson's Caffey-Farnsworth Post 8929, Veterans of Foreign Wars, were nominated Tuesday night as candidates for offices to be decided in an election at the next regular meeting of the post March 23.  Post offices to be iilled and nominations for each are: For Po.st Commander, Joe C. Steele, C. A. Crow, and Larry McLaren. Fcr Senior Vice-Commanaer, Bill Kelly and Ben Bailey. For Junior Vice-Commander, Herbert Rowland, Harold Chance, and Don West.  For Quartermaster, James C.-Hestand, now serving an appoint-' ment to fiil an unexpired term. For Post Advocate, L. C. Rorie. For Chaplain, Edward Andrus and Harold Sosebee.  For Director three-year term), Willard Herndon, now serving an appointment to a:i unexpired term. For Trustee, Henry Eason, Coy Bean, and Marvm Spraberry. For Surgeon, Dr. Knox Pittard, Jr.  VFW officers for 1947 were Bill Farnsworth, post commander; Le.s-ter Garrett, senior vice-command-21-; Larry McLaren, junior vice-commander; Knox Pittard, surgeon; James Hesauid, quartermaster; Edward Adrus, chaplain; G. P. Hudson, post advocate; Ervin Eaucum, post adjutant; Joe C. Steele, director; Donald West, director; Willard Herndon, director; Odis White, trastee; Harold Chance, trustee; and Bill J. Rust, trustee.  The Anson post now has 15C members, almost double the number fcr lOil. The organization i.s planning an expansion program in order to accomodate the increased membership. Drawings of the proposed building e.'itensions were  pointed, consisting of Herb Rowland. chairman, George P. Hudson, and John A. Sosebee.  Plans are also under way to beautify the grounds of the post, several members having agreed to pm-chase trees and some non-mem-bers having proposed giving tree?, to the post as memorials to servicemen who died in the recent war.  -- ■•  Funeral Services For Mrs. L. Ward Held In Abilene  Mrs. Louis T. Ward, 60, native West Texan and resident of Abilene for 40 years, died at 12:30 a. m. Sunday at the family home In Abilene foUowlng a heart attack.  Funeral services were held ai 3:30 p. m. Monday at the Evangelical Methodist Church with Dr. J. H. Hamblen and Dr. M. A. Jenk-ens officiating, assisted by the Rev. Joe Temple and J. C. Holden. Burial was in Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Lau^ter-North Funeral Home.  Pallbearers were Elbert Lasseter, Ed Bryan, R. E. Boler, Pat Copter, Wayne Riddle and H. V. Hodges.  Mrs. Ward was the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. J. H. Edmonds, pioneer Baptist minister at Aiuion. She was born at Anson Dec. 13, 1887. She graduated from Anson High School and atended Simmons College. She was married to Mr. Ward in Anson in 1908 and the couple went to Abilene to make their home. They lived there 40 years with the exception of one year spent in New Mexico.  Mrs. Ward was an active member of the First Baptist Church and participated in activities of thi Evangelical Methodist Church, oi which her husband Is a member  Survivors include the husband; one son, Louis T. Ward of Enid Okla.; three daughters, Mrs. C. V," Presswood and Mrs. E. L. Terbush, both of Abilene, and Ivlis. Bob-Mead of Amarlllo; the mother. Mrs. J. H. Edmonds of Anson; three brothers, J. Roy Edmonds oi  ard, N, M., and K. C. Edmpnds of Lubbock; three sisters, Mrs. Elgin to Carothers of Anson, Mi-s. W. P Palm of AbUene. and Mrs. Bert,  luu weetv, — — emu xvxiD. javrii  March 1-7. Theme of the week Dean of Lubbock; and nine grand-  was "Creating Better Homes To- children.  J____ *__■ _ ..___ . ... Tiff», nr  Mr. Ward has been an employer of the Coca Cola Bottling Co. cf Abilene for 25 years.  -¥----  Errol Fry Becomes Member of UT Group  AUSTIN, March 11 — Errol Dean Fry of Anson, has been Initiated into Silver Spurs, honotaty service organization at the UM-versity of Texal  Fry, son of J. ft. Pry ^ West Second, Is a member of Ttm Delta social ftatentty. i a (opliomore arts and fdaiMa denta   

From 1607 To The Present

Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!

Growing Every Second

Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 130 million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.

Genealogy Made Simple

Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!

Choose the Membership Plan that is right for you!

Unlimited 6 Month

$99.95 (45% Savings!)

Unlimited page views for 6 months Learn More

Unlimited Monthly

$29.95

Unlimited page views for 1 month Learn More

Introductory

$9.95

25 page views for 1 month Learn More

Subscribe or Cancel Anytime by calling 888-845-2887

24 hours a day Monday-Saturday

Take advantage of our Introductory Membership offer and become a member for 1 month only for $9.95!

Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!

Your Membership Includes:
  • 25 page views for 1 month
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a Monthly Membership only for $29.95
Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a 6 Month Membership only for $99.95
Best Value! Save -45%
Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!

What our Customers Say:

"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.

"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.

"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.

Search Billions of Newspaper Articles 130 Million+ Pages and More Added Weekly!

Uncover 400+ Years
of Newspaper Archives
(1607 to today!)

Browse by Date

Research Newspaper Articles from 11 Countries
& all 50 U.S. States

Browse by Location

Explore 6,200+ Current &
Historical Newspaper Titles
and Counting!

Browse by Publication