The Olney Enterprise. (Olney, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 2, Ed. 1 Friday, April 30, 1920 Page: 1 of 12
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With a Mission—
without a Muzzle!
$2.00 the Year
and worth it, too!
Published by R. Shuffler, at Olney, Young County, Texas, Friday, April 30, 1920
IN QUEEN THEATRE
Smith Groves, Chairman, Calls
Convention For 2:00 p. m., Sat-
urday Afternoon. All Demo-
crats Urged to Attend
As promised in our last issue we
append hereto a list of the Precinct
Chairman for Young County, also
a statement from the County Chair-
man and the Precinct Chairman
urging all qualified voters to be in
attendance at the convention at the
New Queen Theatre Saturday after
noon May 1, 1920, at 2 :00 o ’clock.
The Enterprise wishes to again
urge the importance of the attend-
ance of loyal Democrats at this con-
vention. There is no doubt in my
mind that we have the Bailey fac-
tion beaten in this precinct by a
majority of from two to three to
one, but this will avail us nothing
unless we are present at the conven-
tion and cast our votes in support
of our seven years of Democratic
The repudiaters of the Adminis-
tration will attend the convention
practically in a body. It is up to
the Administration Democrats to
do the same thing, and then to beat
them fairly and squarely by out-
voting them on every proposition.
We can do it, and we will do it.
Following are the statements
from the County and Precinct
which meets in Graham at the
.Court House on Tuesday, May 4th.
should be elected as shown above.
No one should be allowed to parti-
cipate in the Convention unless he
is known to be a Democrat and a
qualified voter. Women are entitl-
ed to participate and vote in the
Precinct Conventions who are qual-
ified voters and who have paid
their poll tax. They also may be
chosen as Delegate to the County
The Precinct Conventioin should
pass resolutions^ either endorsing
or repudiating the 1 National and
State Democratic Administions,
and should so instruct their Dele-
gates to the County Convention.
They should also instruct their
Delegates to the State Convention
who will select Delegates to the
National Democratic Convention to
be held in San Francisco.
If the Convention sees fit they
may go on record favoring their
choice for Democratic Candidate
for President of the United States.-
No Precinct Chairman will be
selected at these Conventions, but
this is done on the day of the Demo-
cratic Primary in July, and they
will serve for two years from that
The holding of these Precinct
Conventions is of vital importance
to the future of Democracy in our
Nation and I urge every loyal
Democratic man and woman in
Young County to take the neces-
OFFICIAL CALL FOR
We recently sold to Mr. J. W. Bullock, of
Newcastle, a Fordson Tractor, and a
thrible disc plow, he has authorized us
to give the performance of this tractor
to our customers:
Broke 56 acres of land in 7 days
Amount of gas used----------100 gal.
Amount of oil used _—--------- 6 gal.
Cost of fuel-----------------$31.10
Driver, 7 day at $2.50-----— $17.50
Total Cost _________________ $48.60
Cost per acre----------------86.7c.
The land prepared by Mr. Bullock was
cane stubble, on which was a large
amount of cane stalks, making progress
much slower than ordinary plowing.
The Fordson Tractor is used for many
purposes on the farm. We would be
pleased to give demonstrations, with-
out any obligation whatever on your
part to purchase one.
Price $895.00 Delivered
Young County Motor Co.
sary time off from their affairs
and participate in the deliberations
as above set out.
DO NOT FORGET THE DATE
SATURDAY, MAY THE 1st. AT
TWO P. M.
A. W. KAY,
Chairman Democratic Executive
Committee, Young County, Texas,
TO LIGHT PATRONS
OLNEY WOMEN TAKE UP
THE TAG DAY CAMPAIGN
Progressive Women of Commun-
ity Take up Movement for Bet-
ter Schools and Better Paid
Effective April 1, 1920, rates for
service from Olney Light & Power
Company wil be as follows-r
KWH. - KWH.
10 ___ to — 25 -------22%c
25 ___ to — 50______20c
50___to — 75------17V2C
100 ^__to — 150------12%c
150 ___ to __ 200 ______10c
All over 200 ---------— 8c
Minimum $2.50 per month
: These changes in rates are made
1 necessary by advances in materials
and fuel, and are as low as we can
charge consistent with the size of
Olney Light & Power Co.
Hail storms are already appear-
ing. Get your hail policies 'now.
They cost no more for the entire
crop than for one week. What is
to be gained by waiting.
A. A. COOPER.
To the Voters of Olney Precinct,
I Smith Groves, having been ap-
pointed Democrtie Chairman for
this precinct, do hereby call the
Democratic Precinct Convention to
meet in the New Queen Theatre on
Saturday, May 1, at 2:00 o’clock
p. m., as provided by law, to elect
delegates to the County Convention
which meets in Graham on Tuesday
May 4, 1920,'and for the transac-
tion of such other business as may
properly come before said conven-
Every loyal Democrat is urged to
attend and to take part in this Con-
vention, both women and men, and
nobody will be permitted to take
part except known Democrats.
Democratic Precinct Chairman.
The following is a list of Demo-
cratic Precinct Chairmen of Young
Precinct No. 1, West Graham,
Fred T. Arnold, Chairman, 3 Dele-
Precinct No. 2, Goose Neck, Tom
Bunger, Chairman ;1 Delegate,
Precinct No. 3, South Bend, A,
O. McBrayer, Chairman; 1 Dele-
Precinct No. 4; Eliasville, A. A.
Donnell, Chairman; 1 Delegate.
Precinct No. 5; Murray, R. D.
Tyra, Chairman; 1 Delegate.
Precinct No. 6; Miller Bend, Jno.
Steadham, Chairman; 1 Delegate.
Precinct No. 7; Newcastle, E. M.
Remington, Chairman; 3 Delegates
Precinct No. 8; Profitt, W. W
Cole, Chairman; 1 Delegate.
Precinct No. 9; Farmer, F. P.
Brazelton Chairman; 1 Delegate.
Precinct No. 10; Indian Mound,
W. W. Williamson, Chairman; 1
Precinct No. 11; Olney, Smith
Groves, Chairman; 5 Delegates.
Precinct No. 12; Markley, J. W.
Cox, Chairman; 1 Delegate.
Precinct No. 13; Orth, John T.
Lowe, Chairman; 1 Delegate.
Precinct No. 14; Bitter Creek, R.
N. Hammond, Chairman; 1 Dele-
Precinct No. 15; Rabbit Creek,
A. M. Eddleman, Chairman,
Precinct No. 16; Loving, A. J.
Wheat, Chairman; 2 Delegates.
Precinct No. 17; Red Top, Geo.
Slater, Chairman; 1 Delegate.
Precinct No. 18; Huffstuttle, F.
J. Peacock, Chairman; 1 Delegate.
Precinct No. 19; Camp Creek,
W. T. Gaw, Chairman; 1 Delegate.
Precinct No. 20; Jean, A. J.
Cantwell, Chairman 1 Delegate.
Precinct No. 21; Conner Creek,
J. T. Shahan, Chairman; 1 Dele-
Precinct No. 22; East Graham,
M. K. Graham, Chairman; 5 Dele-
All Precinct Conventions to be
recognized by he County Conven-
tion must be held at two o’clock p.
m. Saturday, May 1st. and Dele-
gates to the County Convention
The John E. Morrison Company this year has the agency for both the McCor-
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world. We want to show you these machines, and if you need a new binder we
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In order to be sure of getting a new binder it is essential that you place your
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About Binder Repairs
Go over you old binder RIGHT NOW and see what it needs in the way of repairs
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We are going to carry a good stock of parts for both the Deering and^ Mc-
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Agents for “BUTTERICK” Patterns
The Enerprise is pleased to an-
nounce that Olney women have
taken up the propaganda for in-
creasing the pay of our schqol
teachers, and in furtherance
their plans they will take part ii
the Schools Tag Day which is to1
be held all over Texas on Saturday,
A crisis has been reached in the
school interests of Texas. Not for
a generation has the situation been
so grave. It is conceded by all that
there is ONE HOPE.
In the November election there
will be submitted to the voters of
Texas an amendment to the State
Constitution. This amendment/
purposes to remove the limit on the
amount of taxes which the people
of any district may vote to support
their own schools. If this amend-
ment carries the people of any
district can vote money to pay
teachers better. Those districts
which desire to have good schools
and to keep well-prepared teachers,
will have liberty to take such steps
as they deem proper towards this
end. Those which prefer to leave
their school situation as it is at
present, will also be free to do this.
The amendment is a local option
measure. It does not raise taxes;
it merely permits each school
district to make such provision as
it chooses for the support of its
schools. Those who favor local
self-government cannot consistent-
ly oppose this measure.
This year Texas schools needed
about 2,000 more teachers than
could be secured for the schools.
About 70,000 children did not at-
tend school, because of this teacher
shortage. In most cities teachers
taught two shifts of children per
day. Many' teachers below the
standard were employed because
qualified teachers could not be
secured. More than fifty per cent
of our rural teachers were mere
boys and girls, holding only second
grade certificates. Last year Texas
lost 30 per cent of its teachers, and
two-thirds of this number were
among our best teachers. Many are
now informing their superintend-
ts that they will not teach next
year. More remunerative employ-
ment is claiming them.
Teaching must be made attrac-
tive, in order to induce capable
people to enter the profession, and
in order to hold them in the work.
We must specify the qualifications
and preparation which we expect of
teachers, and make it worth while
for them to offer these, by paying
adequate wages to those who meas-
ure up to the requirements. We
must fix adequate salary schedules
and make it profitable for teachers
to enter the profession, to stay in
the profession and to improve
This appeal is made to you, not
the sake of the teachers, for
they can find other employment;
but FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR
CHILDREN. We must have the
BEST, to teach Texas children.
The State Constitution permits
nearly all large cities of Texas to
vote for their schools such support
as they choose. Why should this
privilege be denied to the smaller
towns and the rural districts ?
If the proposed amendment
should be defeated next November,
it will probably be several years
before the Legislature will again
submit it to the vote of the people.
No other measure promising ade-
quate relief in our present crisis in
the schools is possible at present.
It, therefore, devolves upon all
friends of education in Texas to
unite efforts in the campaign for
this amendment. But it will not
pass unless extraordinary efforts
are made to line up support for the
amendment. A hot campaign must
waged. To wage, an effective
compaign thousands of dollars are
required. Already the teachers of
the State have contributed with
It is now up to us as citizens to
do our part. The ladies will see
every man, woman and child in the
city Saturday if possible, and they
will sell you a tag for any amout
you care to pay above ten cents.
We urge that you contribute for
your tag in proportion to your
means, realizing the importance of
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Shuffler, R. The Olney Enterprise. (Olney, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 2, Ed. 1 Friday, April 30, 1920, newspaper, April 30, 1920; Olney, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1113741/m1/1/: accessed June 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Olney Community Library.