It is Friday, September 14, and before the gathering of years can further tarnish our public recollection, the Easley Progress will shake off the red rust of time and open up the archives to September of 1929.
The Progress reported that a total of 100 automobiles loaded with 500 Greenville citizens would pass through Easley on a good will tour.
Mayor A.C. Mann of Greenville would head the motorcade that also planned to make stops in the cities of Pickens and Liberty.
Also reported was the announcement of an upcoming meeting to discuss the condition of Pumpkin Town Road that frequently became impassable during rainy weather.
The road served as a primary access point into the city of Easley for Dacusville school children, cotton ginning, and other forms of general business.
The meeting was held in the auditorium of Easley High School.
Another September headline read,
“Visitors Wreck Monkey’s Nerves in St. Louis Zoo”
The article detailed that watching the antics of human beings through the bars of their cages could be very distressing to the nerves of the monkeys.
Several advertisements were also featured.
Sperling’s in Easley announced,
“Come and See is all we ask”
Men’s all wool suits,
Good ones_ _ _ _$9.95
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 10c
Jersey Bloomers, _15c
Dixie Stores sold 5 lbs. of whole grain rice for 25c and 4 lbs. of brown sugar for 25c.
The Lyric Theatre in Easley published a weekly program including such movies as “Range Pirates” starring George Kesterson and “The Charlatan” starring Margaret Livingston.
In national news, former lawman and legend of the old west, Wyatt Earp, died in January, while American golfer, Arnold Palmer, was born on September 10th.
In September of 1929, just one month separated the country from “Black Tuesday” and the crash on Wall Street that would signal the beginning of the Great Depression.
In September of 1929, 12 years remained until the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and America’s involvement in World War II.
The Easley Progress was in its 27th year.