Clipped From The Paris News
FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1954 BACKWARD By A. W. Neville GLANCES Editor The Paris News Miss Custer Was Newspaper Woman Women publishers and editors were not unknown seventy years ago, bui they were few in number in this section at least. One whom I knew was Miss Georgia Custer, a niece of A. P. Boyd who then was publishing the North Texan weekly in Paris. Miss Custer was born in Mississippi and came with her brothers to Texas in 1882. They located in Cooper where Frank and Melvin established a newspaper, and their sister was a typesetter. Then she came to Paris and worked on the North Texan, then went to Clarksville and started the Farmers Alliance Journal which was very successful during the time the Alliance flourished. 'THREE CUSTER men were printers and publishers. Frank, the elder, was in Cooper many years where he and Melvin had founded the Delta County Courier, which Frank continued. Melvin after a time came to Paris and worked on the North Texan, and later published a paper in Clarksville, the name of which I .do not recall. John, the y ou n g e s t brother, learned the trade in the North Texan shop and presently he became a publisher when he established a weekly paper in Detroit which then was a good-sized town. Another Clarksville newspaper man and prominent citizen was Ed P. Rutherford who for 14 years was o\v.ier and editor of the week- The fear of the Lord i* tht be- ly Times which he bought in 1873 | ginning of knowledge, but fooli d«- THE BUYERS of The Times In 1888 were Sam B. Stanley and James C. Myers, two printers, Myers was a Pennsylvanian who came to Texas as a journeyman printer. He worked on the Sherman Courier, then came to Ptrii and was a printer for the Daily News while I was working in the job printing department of The News. Myers was a musican and organized a brass band of printers in which 1 beat the bass drum. Then he went to Clarksville and joined Stanley in buying the Times. 13 YEARS AGO Wednesday, August 20, 1941 Lamar County's first bale of cotton was brought exactly one year from that of 1940 and by the same grower, R. F. Crumley, tenant on the Horace High farm. Two officers of the Quartermaster's Department of the Army arrived in Paris to make appraisals of land included in the survey for an army camp north of Paris. Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Garrttt received notice of the birth of a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Steinheimer in Childress. The child, granddaughter of the Garretts, was named Ann Keeler, Bible Thought and sold in 1888 when he was made postmaster in Clarksville spise wisdom Prov. 1:7. and instruction. — under Cleveland's first administra-1 The infinite power and wisdom tion. When his term ended he en-j that created the universe and sus- gaget'. in fire and life insurance in ' tains it deserves consideration in Clarksvilie. I every detail of life.