African American News Articles
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While I do not want to offend anyone, I will transcribe articles EXACTLY as they are written for the historical/genealogical value that can be found in them. They do not express my values or opinions, or anyone with the TXGenWeb project.
The Menard Messenger
We, The Colored People of Menard will have a Chicken Supper Saturday night, Dec. 31, 1921, at Eva James house for the benefit of building our church. Everybody is accordantly invited. One supper 60 cents consists of chicken, potato chips, fruit salad, cake and coffee or chocolate. Supper sent out 50 cents. Orders for supper sent out must be sent in early. Don't forget the date. Don't forget the place and Don't forget to come. We Thank You.
The Menard Messenger
NEGRO WOMAN RAMS A FORD COUPE INTO FRONT OF BUILDING
W. C Kiehne has a building minus one plate glass and some marble base-trimming as the result of a confused Negro woman's driving. She drove up and, supposedly, through confusion placed her foot on the gas feed instead of the brake when she started to park. The little active and agile Ford hopped sprightly upon the curb, then on the sidewalk and with a bound crashed into the glass front.
Little damage was done to the car, and from general outlook Kiehne may be the loser to the tune of about sixty dollars. That's the third similar accident of that sort which has happened in that business section of town.
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