The McKinney Examiner. (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 50, No. 20, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 12, 1936 Page: 1 of 10
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THE McKlNNEY EXAMINER
Office of Publication Opposite County Jail
Volume 50, No. 20
McKlNNEY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 1936
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD
AT TYLER FOR DR.
G. L. YATES
Friends in McKtney learned
with regret the passing of Dr.
G. L. Yates, former Pastor of the
First Baptist Church here, who
died in Baylor Hospital Sunday
morning about 2 o'clock. The de-
ceased had been critically ill for
3everal weeks before his death.
Dr. Yates was widely-known
over the State, being one of the
outstanding ministers of his den-
omination. He was pastor of the
First Baptist Church at Amarillo,
at the time of his death, and had
built many churches during his
lifetime. He was 58 years old at
the time of his death.
Funeral services were held at
Tyler this (iMonday) afternoon at.
2 o'clock, conducted by Dr. Port-
er Bailes, Pastor of the First
Baptist Church there. Others
assisting in the services were Dr.
L. R. Scarborough. President of
the Southwestern Baptist Theolo-
gical Seminary, who talked on
Dr. Yates' career as a Pastor
and an Evangelist; Dr. Sam H.
Campbell, of Dallas: Bev. Guy D.
Newman, of Amerillo; Mayor
Ross D. Rogers, of Amarillo, all
of whom brought impressive mes-
sages on the exemplary life of
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Pantor At McKinney.
Aibout sixteen years ago Dr.
Yates accepted the pastorate of
the First Baptist Church of this
city, which he held for four years
before being called to a broader
field and accepted work in
Amarillo. He was one of the
strongest ministers in North Tex-
as and was beloved, not only by
the members of his own church,
but by the entire citizenship. He
was a great favorite of young
people, and at all services which
he conducted, many young peo-
ple were always in the audience
to hear the messages of love and
helpfulness he had for them.
He had been preaching since
he was 19 years old, holding his
first pastorate at Bayou La-
Batre, Ga. He was a former Pas-
tor of the First Baptist Church
at Tyler and had held numerous
other pastorates. At Amarillo he
constructed a $600,000 Auditorium
and Educational Building and in
all of his pastorates, with the
exception of one, he either built
a church or a home for the Pas-
Pallbearers for the services at
Tyler were: John Stevens. Henry
Eagle of Tyler; H. C. Pipkins, T.
W. Cotten. A. D. Meyer. Amaril-
lo; F. M. Rayburn of Dallas.
MAN DIES OF
J. E. Morgan, 41, died in the
McKinney City Hospital aibout 2
o'clock last Monday morning
following a weeks' illness of
bloodpoinsoining. His illness was
caused from a bruise on his right
hand, which he sustained several
days ago while unloading a truck,
the injury becoming infected and
blood poisoning set in. He had
been in a critical condition for
the past few days.
The deceased was born in An-
na, July 14, 1894. being a son
of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Morgan,
who survive. He was reared in
the Anna community and for the
past several years conducted a
successful grocery, meat market
and ice business. His wife was
the former Miss Hassie Lawrence,
a young woman reared in the
Moreland community. To their
union four sons were horn, all of
whom survive. A brother, W. P.
Morgan of Chambersville. and two
sisters also survive. The deceased
was a nephew of Prof. W. S.
Smith of McKinney. former coun-
ty school superintendent.
Funeral services were held
at the Anna Baptist Church of
which he was a member at 2
o'clock Tuesday afternoon with in-
terment following in the Highland
FRISCO GIRL IS
BRIDE OF YOUNG
M. E. MINISTER
Honored By East Texas C. of C.
Thanks to Mrs. Serena Kendall of
fiS-tn John Avenue, Long Beach, Calif,
tor cash to renew for the Examiner.
Mrs. Kendall's husband was Emmett
. Kendall. They formerly lived near
9 Chambersville many year.- ago, where
Mr. K< ndall passed away.
Mesdames C. K. Peters and Linnie
Rlaloc.k. carno over to attend the fun
eral of Ann Wilson, 11 year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul K.
Witson, last Thursday. They were ac
companied by Joe Peters. Paul Wil
son's parents, now deceased and Mes-
dames Blalock and Peters were long
time friends and neighbors, here in
McKinney many years ago.
Snbscribe for The Examiner.
On Thursday evening at 8:30
o'clock at the Firsco Methodist
Church, Miss Louise Alicia Mc-
Oonnell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
H. L. McConnell. became the
bride of the Rev. Bill Morgan
Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. VV. E.
Smith of Cumby.
Cut flowers and ferns were
used to form the background for
the sacred ceremony.
Baskets of white snapdragons
flanked the profusion of greenery
at the altar, before which the
ring ceremony was said by the
Rev. Ben Bell, Pastor of the
bride, assisted by Rev. Minor
Bounds of McKinney, and Ira C.
Kiker of Greenville.
Mrs. Alfred Gunstream, aunt of
the bride, played the Wedding
March from Lohengrin as the
Processional and Mendelssohn's
March as the Recessional. She
also accompanied Miss Rita Tal-
cup of Celina, who sang "I Love
You Truly." Rev. John Poe Hen-
sley of Renner sang "At Dawn-
ing" accompanied by Mrs. Hen-
The bride entered with her fa-
ther, who gave her in marriage.
Her lovely gown was of ivory
satin trimmed with chantilly
lace. The veil of cream illusion
was caught with pearls. She wore
a pin, which belonged to her
grandmother, of yellow gold with
pearl ornament, centered with
blue forget-me-nots. She carried
a white Bible with white satin
The four bridesmaids wore din-
ner gowns of sheer crepe. They
were Miss Louis Mae Grengnagle
of Dallas, in rose; Miss Ruth Ed-
wards, Dallas, orchid; Miss Irene
Elkins, Dallas, in powder blue;
Miss Ethel Biggerstaff, Frisco, in
babv blue. They carried white
The Matron of Monor was Mrs.
Weldon Clack of Gainesville
whose gown was aqua blue.
Miss Marcelle Gunstream o:
Frisco, cousin of the .bride, was j
maid-of-honor. She wore a gown
of shell pink in brocaded satin. j
Patsy Uthoff, daughter of Mr. |
and Mrs. Harry Uthoff of Ce- |
lina. was Ring Bearer, wearing
an evening gown of pink silk
taffeta. The ring bearer was
Dorothy Sue Gunstream, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Gunstream
of Dallas. Her gown was of pink
Groomsmen were: Maurice
Kulkersor., Dallas; Durwood
Fleming. Dallas: J. T. Barfield.
Dallas: Wayne McCleskey, Dallas.
The groom's best man was
Mayor William E. Howell of Ter-
Ushers were Harold Wood, Dal-
las; Fred Edgar; Dallas: Alfred
Following the ceremony an in-
formal reception for the wedding
party was given at the home of
the bride's parents.
Miss Martha Smith, of Cumby.
sister of the groom, and Miss
Lula Bruce of Dallas, had charge
of the 'bride's book. On the lace
covered table, which was center-
ed with Persian violets, the bride
cut the cake after which it was
cut and served by Miss Oleta
Craig of Weston and Miss Hazel
Claunch of Sherman.
Presiding at the punch bowl
were Miss Bonnie Fay Mason of
Carrollton and Miss Mildred
Blackburne of Paris.
Rev. and Mrs. Smith left after
the reception on a short wedding
trip after which they will be at
home at Weston where Rev.
Smith is Pastor of the Metho-
dist Church. For her going-away
dress, the bride chose a suit of
green with British tan accessor-
The bnde at present 13 District
Director of Young People's work
in the McKinney District of the
Methodist Church. She graduated
from the Frisco High School, at-
tended State College for Women
and North Texas State Teachers
College, at Denton, later gradu-
ating from the Dallas Academy
of Speech and Drama, at Dal-
The groom is a graduate of
the Theological School of S. M.
U., Dallas, and is a member ot
the North Texas Conference of
the M. E. Church, South.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Ratcliff and
son, Curtis, of Royse City Route 1.
were here Thursday and renewed
subscription to the Examiner. Curtis
is a student in Wesley College at
Greenville. These good people are
long time friends of our paper in
C. W. Fouehe, of Piano, was in tli
city looking after his campaign for
commissioner District No. 4, and
gave the Examiner a call. Wo were
glad to meet him. He is an ablo man
and if elected we are sure ho will
make a faithful official.
H. S. WAKE.
President A. G. (Pat) Mayse
of the East Texas Chamber of
Commerce haw named H. S. Ware
of McKinney, Chairman, and W.
Hammond Moore, Secretary. of
District No. 1 ot" the East Tex-
as Chamber of Commerce in ar-
ranging the East Texas farm
products exhibit at the Central
Centennial Exposition, in Dallas,
opening June 6.
At the same time, President
Mayse has called a meeting of
this district to 'be held in Mc-
Kinney at the local Chamber of
Commerce rooms Monday after-
noon, March 23. at 2:00 o'clock
to work out details. At thai time
all Chamber of Commerce secre-
taries. Farm Agents, Demonstra-
tion Club Agents, Vocational Agri-
culture Teachers will 'be here to
attend this meeting from the
The District is composed of
the folowing counties: Collin,
Grayson, Hunt, Fannin. Hopkins,
Delta, Lamar, Dallas, Rockwall,
Kaufman, Van Zandt and Rains.
Appointment of Mr. Ware ana
Mr. Moore to these positions is
a tribute, not only to these two
men, but to the city and coun-
At the first meeting, to be held
here on March 23, Drue Moore,
Field Man for the East Texas
Chamber of CJomerce, will be
present to discuss the Central
Centennial exhibit. The big Agri-
cultural building tor the Centennial
is now completed and is ready to
show everything that Texas pro-
duces in the way of agricultural
products. The Centennial officials
have left it up to the civic bodies,
including the East Texas Cham-
ber of Commerce, the West Texas
Chamber of Commerce and the
South Texas ChanVber of Com-
merce, to have their sections well
represented in the show. The Ag-
ricultural exhibit should be one
of the most interesting and im-
portant of the entire exposition.
The East Texas section is one
of the richest in agricultural
values and variety in the entire
The District One meeting here
will discuss ways and means oi
sending the finest products ot
Collm and the eleven other coun-
, ties, comprising the district, to
Dailas for the big exposition. The
honor coming to Mr. Ware and
Mrs. Moore is pleasing to their
many friends in this city and
county. It is richly deserved, and
they are expected to lead in an
excellent meeting here thus month.
S. N". I^onsford, of the Coca Cola
Bottling Works haa been at Atlanta,
Ga.. attending a National convention
of production managers of the com-
pany in a week's session.
W. H. Thomson, vice president
ot the Texas Power & Light Com-
pany, in commenting on the suit ,
filed Friday in Washington, said I
that its purpose is to prevent the ;
building of hydro-electric power
projects on the Colorado and
Brazos rivers instead of the long
contemplated flood control and ir-
rigation dams. Mr. Thomson 3aid
that his company is strongly in
favor of the original piaus by
the people of Texas for the
building of flood control dams on
"However, it seems quite cer-
tain," Mr. Thomson said "That
the plans of the agencies of the
Federal government are to build
several phyro-electric dams on
these rivers. The action taken in
Washington is to protect the in-
terests of our company and to try
to preserve for the people X
Texas the original plans for flood
Mr. Thomson said that qualified
engineers declare that dams built
and operated to develop hydro-
electric power cannot work effi-
ciently for flood control because
in order to provide the steady
flow of water called for in the
generation of power the reserv-
oirs must be kept at high levels.
"Full reservoirs cannot check the
heavy floods of water which emp-
ty into these rivers during the
heavy rainy seasons," Mr. Thom-
Mr. Thomson declared that
agencies of the Federal Govern-
ment and not the Colorado and
Brazos River Authorities are dic-
tating the type of dams to be
constructed on these rivers and
that these hydro-electric dam.1:,
when completed, "would compete
unfairly and illegally with the
facilities which this company has
provided to serve the people liv-
ing in the cities, towns and
rural communities served by the
company in a large area on and
near the two rivers."
"The Texas Power & Light
Company is strongly in favor of
flood control and irrigation and
we hope that the original plans
which were developed to protect
the people of Texas from the de-
vasting floods which occur fre-
quently on these rivers can be
carried out instead of being con-
verted into hydro-electric projects
duplicating the already adequate
existing facilities of our com-
pany," Mr. Thomson said.
George W. Morrow, died at
3:00 o'clock. Friday afternoon.
March 5. on his old home f irm,
one mile southwest of Pike in
the northeastern part of Collm
County He had been :r. j*x>r
health for sometime.
Funeral set vices were held in
the Protestant Methodist Church
at Pike to which he !x>longed.
conducted bv his pastor. Rev. O.
E. Hearne, assisted by Rev. W. T.
Nerv.sem. Baptist minister of Pike.
The active pallbearers were: A.
K. McMurray. .S S. Sharp, Henry
McLarry, Jack White, Leland Fry
and Ralph Braddy
The deceased is survived by
three sisters and two brothers as
follows: Mrs. Sarah Huckabee,
Mrs. Rebecca Clemmons and Mrs.
Cynthia Large, all of Pike; Dr.
W. H Morrow and Ben Morrow,
hot!) living in South Texas. The
deceased was a half-brother of
the late Dr. Harrison Morrow ot
The deceased was a Mason and
a splendid old Christian gentleman,
who was born. in 185H, and when
he died was seventy-nine years,
six months and four days old. At
the time of his death, he lived
on and owned the old homeplaco
where his parents lived and reared
their family before him.
He married. Feb'-uary 1, 18',>9,
to Miss Nettie Creswell, who sur-
Among those attending the fun-
eral from McKinney were: A. D.
Hope and wife, County Auditor K.
E. Beasley, Mrs. Ann Howard .uid
County Commissioner C. C. Whitt.
whose home i.; at. Blue Ridge.
W. L. NANCE
Friends in McKinney were
shocked, Sunday morning, by the
announcement m the Dallas pa-
pers of the sudden death of Wil-
liam L. Nance, 58, cotton man
of Dallas, with offices in th"
North Texas Building. He drop-
ped dead Saturday evening late
in Marvin's Drug Store in the
Baker Hotel, while in the act ot
taking a cold drink at the foun-
tain. Death was due to a heart
attack according to Justice E.
John Baldwin who conducted a:i
The deceased and wife lived a;
5911 Goliad Street, Dallas. Mr.
Nance's wife was the former
Miss Stella Enbanks of McKin- i
ney. Only last Thursday. Mr. ;
Nance and wife came up to Mc- '
Kinney to attend the funeral of
the latter's sister, the late Mrs j
R. E. Bristol, who had died at
her home, in San Antonio, and
whose body was brought back
here for interment in the old
family burying plot in Pecan
Mr. Nance was also a friend
of A. M. Doweil, a McKinney
cotton man, and had other friends
who were shocked at the an-
nouncement of his unexpected
VISIT FROM VERONA FRIEND
Mrs. J. Fl. Taylor was In our office
Saturday. She was in town to do
some shopping and came in to leave
the Verona items as she is our re-
porter tlu re. She is taking care of
her aged father. N R. Baker, who
will he 7H years old in September.
Mrs. Taylor has taken care of him
ever since she was 11 years of age.
as iiis wife, Mrs. Betty (Townsend)
Baker died in 190!t. Mrs Taylor anil
her husband have been married 1!t
years, and she has tenderly taken
care of him since. Mr Baker is the
brother-in-law of the late Tom and
Babe Townsend Mr. and Mrs. J. If
Taylor own a dandy little farm in
the Verona community and are the
parents of three fine children, two
boys and one girl. Their son. lister,
married last Friday night, Feb. 2X.
Their other boy. John Hindori. is
going to high school at Farmersville.
expecting to finish there next. year.
Mr. Btiker is looking forward to the
old age pension
Thanks to Mrs. O. Slaughter of
near Anna for cash to renew for Ex-
aminer until March 1, 1937.
Charlie Snider of the Lucas com-
munity was here Saturday and gave
us a call. Charlie knows he is al-
ways welcome down here on Wall
Street. He and this editor try to tell
each other which breed is best lay-
ers- -Brown Leghorns or Barred
Rocks. Charlie being a B L. man, is
hard to convince.
TO HER REWARD
Mrs. Frank VV. Jackson, pion-
eer settler of the Renner com-
munity, died there Thursday
morning after an extended illness.
Three children of the deceased
ived in Collin County. They are
Mrs. O. T. Mitchell of Renner,
Mrs S. B Wyatt of Piano and
Mrs. VV. C. Armstrong, of Pia-
Funeral services were held ai
the Methodist Church at Renner
at 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon,
followed by interment at Rest-
land Memorial Park. Pallbearers
were: R. C. Fortner, W. N.
Saigling, VV. A. Vines, Clay Wells.
M. C. Kirkham, and J. B. Dooley.
The deceased was born in Mon-
itor County, Missouri, on April
30, 1854. the daughter of Edwin
and Mary Talbot Taylor. Her
parents came to America from
England on their honeymoon, and
after a short sojourn in niinois.
they settled in Dallas in 1869
and erected their home, a small
rock house, at the corner ot
Houston and Wood Streets, the
present site of Ferris Plaza.
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At Kroner Half Century.
On, August 12, 1779, she was
married to the late Frank W.
Jackson at Riverside Farm near
Dallas and they immediately
moved to their farm, located a
tew miles north of Renner. They
later moved to Renner and built
the present family home where
they lived for the past fifty
She was in early life a mem-
ber of the Episcopal Church,
but after her marriage joined the
Methodist Episcopal Church,
South, with her husband and for
many years she and her family
were annual attendants at White
Rock camp ground. She was one
of the charter members of the
first Ladies' Aid Society in
North Texas and an active work-
er in her church from the time
of its organization until recent-
ly when she was forced to retire
from active service.
Surviving are five children,
Mrs. C). T. Mitchell of Renner,
Mrs. L. S. McKamy of Dallas, E.
Taylor Jackson of Renner, Mrs.
S. B. Wyatt of Piano. Mrs. G. L.
McLendon of Dallas; two sisters,
Mrs. E. F. Tuttle of Piedmont,
California, and Mrs. W. C. Arm-
strong of Piano and twelve
PKOr. JACK K. KYAN
Prof, .la k It. T.j.411, super-
intendent of McKinney Public
Schools, and one ot the outstand-
ing educators and school execu-
tives of the State, was henered
with the presidency of the North
Texas Division, Texas State
Teachers Association, in Foil
Worth, Saturday. This was the
first gathering of the association
which was formed during the
past, year and which will meet
annually, probably at Dallas, next,
Tne North Texas Division in-
cludes twenty counties, several
thousand teachers and a number
The honor thu.-> conferred ,s not
only a merited one fo:- I'r.jt
Ryan, but is appreciated by the
city and county as well. The
Division includes the counties of
Collin, l>allHS and others in North
ami Central Texas.
Prof. Ryan is necognized as one
of the best known and most ef-
ficient and able school executives
:n the State, who lias been honor-
ed with a number of offices. He
has been a member of the StP.te
Textbook Commission for the past
four years, being Chairman of
that important group during- tbe
past three years.
At the recent National Edu-
cational Association meeting. .n
St. Louis, he was elected as Di-
rector of Transportation for the
Texas delegation to the National
Convention next year, probably
at New Orleans or Philadelphia
He is also President of the Kx<>-
cutive Committee of District >
Interscholasfcic league football
division and was President of th ■
Executive group of the old Dis-
trict 0 throughout its existence.
Prof. Ryan also was honored with
the Chairmanship of the Nomin-
ating Committee of the State
Teachers Association for the past
Other officers of the North
Texas Division of teachers are
Miss Mary Ship Sanders, Cle-
burne, Vice-President; and K. O.
Fincher, Fort Worth, Secretary-
B. C. Goodwin, of Princeton, Route
1, is another good farmor to renew for
Examiner. We appreciate his friend-
ship for our paper.
Collin P.-T. A.
Meet In City
The Collin C<mnty Council of
1'a rent-Teacher Associations will
hold an important meeting at the
First Christian Church in this
city Saturday, March 14, eam-
mencing at 10:00 o'clock in the
morning, and closing at 5 in the
Mrs. J. D. Burt of Farmersville
is the President and leader of the
Council and will preside.
The program will be opened by
Assembly Singing and invocation
by Dr. Clifford S. Weaver, Pas-
tor of the First Christian Church
A. Hardy Eubanks, prominent
McKinney banker and civic lead-
er, will give the address of wel-
come, while Prof. N. O. Wright,
Superintendent of the Farmers-
ville Public Schools, will give the
Among the visiting celobraties
who will make addresses are:
Mrs. M. A. Taylor, State P.-T. A.
President, of Bonham; Mrs. R.
M. Carter, District l*resident of
Sherman; and Dr. J. F. Webb.
Director ot Student Teaching, at
North Texas State Teachers Col-
Two local talented young ar-
tist will be featured Hugh
Ktrkpatrick, Jr.. in a violin solo,
and Miss Sue McCoy, who'will
give an accordion solo.
Business and reports, introduc-
tion of visitors, music, regular
business, awards and installation
of officers will be features of the
Luncheon will be held at noon.
Mrs. ,vi w Johnson of the Val
dasta community, was shopping in
McKinney Friday anil called by to
renew for the Examiner and Dallas
News, which she and Mr. JohnsoD
have read for many years. Mr. John
won reads a great doal as he is un-
able to get about owing to having
been confined to his bed for the past
f« years. We thank these good friends
for their renewal.
Roy Anderson of Denison was hero
Sunday to attend tho funeral of his
long time beloved friend, Eld. R. C.
W. H. Yeary, long time citizen Ol*
Farmersville, was transacting busi-
ness in McKinney Monday and drop-
ped in to chat a few minute*.
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