Monday, January 3, 2011

White River Development Association - Part 4

In this next post, we will discover the men who reported & printed the progress of the White River Area.

John Henry Hand of Yellville, newspaper man,
lawyer, politician, miner and his first experience with dynamite.

There are a few personalities in Marion county that have become strongly identified with the county. Among the number is Henry Hand, newspaper man, lawyer, politician and miner. Henry Hand came from old stock of Hands, who were early settlers in Marion county.  For years he was associated with the publication of the Yellville Echo.  He is now identified with the Reporter News, a mining paper. Several years ago he was admitted to the bar and passed a creditable examination.. for the last several years he has been active in the mining industry in Marion county, producing some ore and interesting many people in the game on the outside. He has a wide knowledge of the field. He is a fluent writer and an enthusiastic booster for everything progressive. He is an astute politician. His personality is marked by a genial disposition and dry wit.
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Neal Brooks of Calico Rock, 
making thunder for his paper, The Calico Rock Progress, 
one of the best little sheets published in the White river country.

Neal Brooks is an optimist of the first water and his paper radiates his personality. He is editor, devil, pressman and compositor, doing all the work n the office himself.  Consequently he leads a very active life.  He writes versatile, forceful editorials, and snappy news matter. The progress has been a potent factor in the upbuilding of his town and Izard Co.  
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Burton Bunch, Editor of the North Arkansas Herald,
published at Harrison, running down the scoop.

Burton Bunch is one of the best known newspaper men in North Arkansas. He is also well known in the city offices in the south and middle west, being a newspaper correspondent of more than a average ability. Burt is an animated “Bunch” of clever ideas which he expresses with a typewriter in a versatile and interesting manner.  Burton Bunch helps largely to keep Harrison and Boone county on the map. He has been a factor in the development of many things that go to make Harrison one of the most modern, beautiful and progressive little cities in the state.
End. 

The inspiration for the above cartoon came from a large 
number of subscription accounts on our books, statements 
for which we sent last month.  We certainly would appreciate a
little spend in the way of remittances.

- The Baxter Bulletin Staff
End.

Works Cited:
The Great and the Near Great in the White River Country - Neal Brooks.” The Baxter Bulletin 14.22 (June 4, 1915) 1. Baxter County Microfilm Archive. Donald W. Reynolds Library, Mountain Home, AR. 15 Nov., 2008.
“The Great and the Near Great in the White River Country - Burton Bunch.” The Baxter Bulletin 14.23 (June, 11, 1915) 1. Baxter County Microfilm Archive. Donald W. Reynolds Library, Mountain Home, AR. 15 Nov., 2008.
 “The Great and the Near Great in the White River Country - John Henry Hand.” The Baxter Bulletin 14.41 (Oct 15, 1915) 1. Baxter County Microfilm Archive. Donald W. Reynolds Library, Mountain Home, AR. 15 Nov., 2008.
“The Great and the Near Great in the White River Country - Suggestion.” The Baxter Bulletin 14.44 (Nov 5, 1915) 1. Baxter County Microfilm Archive. Donald W. Reynolds Library, Mountain Home, AR. 15 Nov., 2008.

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