The Mineola Monitor (Mineola, Tex.), Vol. 54, No. 11, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 23, 1929 Page: 1 of 8
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A NEWSPAPER, "OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE AND FOB THE PEOPLE1"
. VOLUME 54.
MINEOLA, WOOD COUNTY TEXAS, THURSDAY.
MAY, 23, 1929.
Enthusiasm Runs J Pastor Preaches Work Progressing
At Hightide At j Interesting And On Country Club
Lions' Luncheon; Logical Sermon. Beautiful Grounds
Having acquitted themselves, • Last Sunday morning the young
creditably in behalf of Mineola j people of the local Methodist
and East Texas, the return last church had charge of the service,-
week of the local delegation of
32 members to the Lions' conven-
tion at San Angelo inspired a
marked degree of interest, causing
enthusiasm at the weekly club
luncheon Thursday to run at high-
It 'appears that the Mineola
Lions' band took the convention
by surprise and got away with
the proverbial "lion's share" of
and presented their Anniversary
Day Program for the Epworth Lea-
gue before an appreciative audi-
At night, the Rev. J. Harvey
Carlin, pastor, preached a force-
ful message on two texts: "The
Righteous shall flourish like the
plam tree," and "Godliness is pro-
fitable unto all things, having
promise for the life that now is,
honors. According to reports com- | and for that which is to come."
ing from an authentic source, the. He said that God, who is the
boys and their director were the j author of the Bible, uses symbols,
recipients of numerous compli- j metaphors and figures with great
ments bestowed upon them by j accuracy in bringing his message
officials Of the convention, musi-j of life to man. Here He uses the
cians and .others. They were giv-
en preference, it was declared, at
all functions where music was re-
quired, and the belief was free-
ly expressed that .their achieve-
figure of the palm tree to bring
man to a greater appreciation of
"The Beauty of Holiness." As the
palm tree serves man in innum-
erable ways, so the righteous are
ments have done more to give' the instruments in the hands of
At a meeting of the board of'
directors of Mineola Country
Club last Wednesday night a j
grounds committee was appointed.'
This is a permanent standing com- j
mittee to serve for one year and;
upon whom rests the responsibili- j
ty of laying out and building the'
golf course and preparing the |
grounds for other outdoor sports
at the Country Club. The Com-
mittee is composed oi Wesley Lott,
E. A. Reeves and B. M. Rankin.
Work was begun last Tuesday on
the golf course which will be push-
ed to completion as fast as possi-
ble. The course is to have many
natural hazards consisting of wat-
er, hills and cliffs. Beautiful shade
trees are at each hole and com-
fortable seats are to be placed
there. A fine spring of water with
plenty of shade, is just off the
course, where members of the club
may have picnics.
Mineola a position of prominence
on the map than that of any
Voicing his approval of the con-
God to bless mankind. 'Every soul
won to Christ and righteousness;
every reform for the well being
of the race; every forward step
Mrs. C. E. Revelle
sideration given the school ques- in material progress, has had be-
tion at the previous meeting of
the club while he was in the con-
vention city, Lion President H. O.
Rogers, in substance, said: "While
hind them some righteous soul
as their source. The palm tree is
most beautiful to the eyes of the
worn and thirsty traveler, as it
I do not feel at liberty to com-, indicates water, so the most at-
mit the Lion's Club to any def ^; tractive human life is the righte-
inite action in the matter, our J our. life. With the passing of years
organization I am sure will gladly! the fruit of the palm becomes sweet-
lend its support and co-opera- j er and sweeter. "The devil has
tion to any movement having for j no sweet old folk." The sinner,
its purpose the advancement of j who has lived his life is rebellion
our educational system." ! toward God, and the gratification
Responding to request of the of his lower nature becomes self-
president. Lion Secretary R. G. j ish, hard to please and undesirable
Behrman and Lion Russell Adrian as an associate. Not so the sweet
gave glowing accounts of the San old saint who through the years
Angelo convention. "It is the con- ■ has grown in humility, kindliness
scnsus cf opinion," said Lion Behr- and love. As the palm lives a
man, "that due to the highly ■ victorious life in the midst of the
creditable showing made by our desert, so the righteous live in
band. Mineola is well within the ! the miast of worldly obstacles. The
spotlight in West Texas." Being j source of the life of the palm lies
Of a more serious turn of mind, in the great tap root which goes
Lion Adrian was favorably iin- mining into the ground until it
pressed with the various addresses strikes a secret spring of water,
given by outstanding leaders of So it is with the righteous soul,
the organization. ; whose secret source of life, up-
Lion Taylor Greer was absent 'Tightness, usefulness,, beauty
from the luncheon—unavoidably, and triumph lies in their faith
of course—thus obviating the ne- and fellowship with Christ.
cessity of taking precautions for ; r
the safety of the dessert This, Distinguished Mail
situation, though highly satisfact- 1 0
ory, brought about a sligi.it change
in the course of procedure, where
by the brunt of being the "goat"
fell upon Lion Sam Jones. To be- The f0u0wing item under the
gin with, someone had spiked captjon "Fifty Years Ago" appear-
Lion Jones ice cream with vinegar, > e(j Monday Dallas News:
and when called on to introduce «charles Martin editor and pro_
his guest, Mr. Jordan, a traveling. prje<t0r 0f the Mineola Advertiser,
salesman, he experienced some (is VjS^ing towns in Northern
New Drug Store
Opens In Mineola
The Shivers Pharmacy opened
for business yesterday in the Beck-
ham building on Front street Op-
posite the Texas and Pacific depot.
Mr. M. H. Shivers of Longview is
proprietor of the new store, Mr. R. j
E. McClendon registered pharm-
acist and prescription druggist
will be local manager with Mr. S.
H. Hanner assistant manager. Mrs.
Mary MOore formerly with the
Oliver Drug Company of Long-
view will also be associated with
the new firm.
Mr. Shivers states that they will
carry a full line of drugs and
sundries such as are usually
handled by first-class drug stores,
they will operate day and night
delivery service and solicit the
patronage of the people of this
vicinity. They have an advertise-
ment in this issue of The Monitor
announcing that the are now open
and" can take care of such busi-
ness as may come to them. An-
nouncement of their formal open-
ing will be made at a latter date.
Edits Paper Here
Fifty Years Ago
Mrs. C. E. Revelle entertained
Thursday noon with a beautifully
appointed luncheon honoring her
sister, Mrs. J. E. Cook, and niece,
Mrs. Jerome C. Bradford, both; of
Mart, Texas and Mrs. W. C. Sims
, and Mrs. Bill Nye of Dallas. The
reception rooms were decorated! in
cut flowers of pastel hue, center-
pieces of sweet peas and Verbena
were used on the tables in whtch
the'color scheme was repeated,
i Luncheon was served in three
•courses after which several games
of Bridge -and 42 were played.
Covers were laid for'thfe following:
Mesd'am^s F. E, Adam^, R.j W.
Bailey, N .H. Anderson, .R.,<T„ Brad-
ford, A. p. Buchanan, X. Wif Ibuge,
W. B. Dickson, Max Ray, Hope Dpz-
ier, -Wi C. DuBose, • Taylor Greer,
Sam Jones, W. D. Kitchens, D.' S.
Lalikford, dr., D. S! Lankfbrd Jr.,
P. D. Smith, .H. L. Lott, H. ;W.
•Meredith) S.^C. Nobje, H. G. Pegiies,
W. E. Perry, T. H. Petecson, TJ B.
Reed, H. O. Rogers, Jonathan Rus-
sell, R. A, Triggs, Sr. R, A. Triggs,
Jr., C. A.' Reitch, Alford Williajns,
B. M, Rankin, L. A. Woods, Arlie
Henry, Tolbert of Pittsburg and j
Misses Billie Bomar, Cora WheeQer, j
and Betty Bradford of Mart ind j
I The hostess was assisted : by
Mesdames W. N. Jones, R. ;W.
fBailey and Alford Williams.
Mr. Clarence Jennings of the
Jennings Dairy said today. "The
fact we are selling a part of our
reatly holdings to the Country
Club does not mean that we are
going out of business but that we
are better preparing ourselves to
take care of our large and fast
The dairy plant will be moved to
that part of the estate lying across
the road and east of the land re-
cently sold to the Country Club
and it is their purpose to add
more improved and up-to-date
machinery .to their plant which is
now considered one of tlfe best
in all East Texas. Work is going
forward rapidly preparing the new
location, building and remodeling,
keeping pace with the growth of
New Brick Duplex
New Ward School
Bldg. For Mineola
Is Badly Needed
What appears to be one of
Mineola's most vital needs at this
time is a new ward school build-
ing. When seen a few days ago,
Dick Pendleton, a member of the
school board, frankly admitted
that if the school interests of Min-
eola are to be properly safe-
guarded, provisions for taking care
of the rapid scholastic increase
will have to be provided before
the beginning of another school
. According to information ob-
tained from Mr. Pendleton, the
present ward school building, a
frame structure, is entirely inade-
quate to present requirements. A
gain of about 100 scholastics this
year, he says, has been recorded,
and an increase next year of 250
or 300 scholastics over this year
is expected when the remainder
of the Longview contingent gets
here, together with a large trans-
fer from the rural districts which
Superintendent C. E. ,Nesbitt an-
Already the ward school is
crowded to the limit, it is de-
clared, some of the teachers hav-
ing as many as 60 and 70 pupils
under their carp.
"We need a brick ward school
building, a substantial structure
with sixteen or eighteen rooms,"
said Mr. Pendleton. Such a build-
ing, he believes, could be erected
at a cost of $60,000 or $70,000.
With the progress that is being
made in the various other lines of
endeavor, certainly Mineola can't
afford to neglect its educational
After the foregoing was written
and set up, it was learned from
an authentic source that the
'school board has virtually made
tentative arrangements for the
construction of an addition to the
ward school building to meet
emergency needs. This will af-
ford time to secure funds and
erect a brick structure commen-
surate with future needs.
7 Are Injured
When Truck And
Chicken House Is
Consumed by Fire
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difficulty in getting his vocal or-
gans to function properly. When
he did get started, further com-
plications arose when Lion Dick
Pendleton, bringing into action a
tantalizing trait characteristic of
his boyhood days, stuck,a pin or
something through the southern
hemisphere of Lion Jones' trous-
This is another instance in
which a distinguished man gave
freely of his energy and talent
to the advancement of Mineola
and Wood County in the pioneer
days of the state. Charles Martin
was a lawyer and versatile news-
paper writer. After leaving Min-
ers. This malicious act caused eoja ^ servecj tor many years on
the speaker to utter an ejacula
tion that brought forth peals of
laughter which threatened' to jar
the electric light shades from their
Availing themselves of the op-
portunity to go the limit with
Lion Jones, shafts of sarcasm were j
directed at him from various parts |
of the dining hall. But Lion Jones,
like the lamented and inimitable
Evangelist Sam Jones, for whom
probably he was named and evi-
dently is related, was not shaken.
Wishing to humor the jokes in
order that his fellow club mem-
bers might have a good time at
his expense, Lion Jones made a
heroic effort to blush.' But his
nature being remotely removed
from all things feminine, he failed
utterly in the attempt. He also
stammered in a further effort to
feign embarrassment, which like-
wise proved futile. No one, in
fact, was able to confuse Lion
Jones, and he himself was power-
less, it seemed, to act as if "rat-
tled." Considering all elements
•.of the scene, which was comedy
iOt the first-class* the decision of
any set of : fau:-minded fudges
could have been noiae other, than
the editorial staff of the Dallas
News, dying in the harness only
a few years ago at considerably
beyond eighty years of age.
A chicken house belonging to
j Leonard Scott, living on the out-
| skirts of the town to the north
| was destroyed by fire shortly aft-
' er one o'clock Thursday afternoon.
The building, a small frame
, structure, caught fire from a pile
! of trash that was burning near-
The fire department responded
' to a call, but was unable to render
protection, as the fire was beyond
i the city limits and out of reach
of water connection.
At the home of Rev. Stagner
near Concord last Sunday morn-
ing at ten, Miss Maude Logue be-
came the bride of Mr. John T.
Williams. Jr., Rev. W. E. Stagner
performing the marriage ceremony
which was witnessed by a few
near relatives of the contracting
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Logue of Con-
cord community, a young woman
of many lovable traits of charact-
er and enjoys a wide circle of
friends. She has represented The
Monitor in the Concord communi-
ty for a long time and we appre-
ciate the splendid service she has
The groom is a splendid young
man, ,.the son of Rev. and Mrs.
jQl^n.. TvWilliams, Sr., of Concord.
. Monitor joins theit hosts of
friends in wishing for them hap-
piness and prosperty.
The new brick duplex errected'
by Dr. T. H. Peterson on North
Line street is completed and is;
occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Davis1
and Mr. and Mrs. White both1
families having recently moved
'here from Longview. This is one
of the nicest apartment houses-
in the city, each apartment Con-j
tains five rooms, breakfast room;
and bath, modern throughout.
Notwithstanding the fact that!
moi-e than one hundred new
houses have been built and are
under construction, there is still'
a strong demand for more.
Says Crops On His
11 m Looking Well
Married Sunday By
Justice of Peace
j Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Brooks left
yesterday for Sherman to attend
a musical recital given by their
| daughter. Miss Dorothy Brooks, i
j who is a pupil in voice and ex- I
I pression of Miss Rountree and j
' Miss Mitchell at Kidd-Key Col- j
! lege. Miss Brooks will receive j
her junior college diploma from!
Kidd-Key next week.
Will Byrd and Miss Bertha Dod-
son were united in marriage Sun-
day morning at 11:30 o'clock, Jus-
tice of the peace J. D. Dowell
performing the ceremony, which
occurred in front of the Baptist
Mr. Byrd lives at Big Spring,
where he is employed in the oil
field. The bride is a school teach-
er and the daughter of Mr. and
Mi's. Joe Dodson, living three
miles east of Mineola. The couple
will make their home in Big-
From R. E. Fisher, Texas and
Pacific Railroad conductor on this
division of the line, which extends
from Fort Worth to Texarkana, a
summary report of crop conditions
has been obtained.
Mr. Fisher, who is a close ob-
server, says corn is in fine con-
dition and growing rapidly, some
of which on the western end of
his run being waist high. And
even on the hills and rolling land
between Marshall and Texarkana
the crop is looking very well and
is knee high, he said.
"The grain crop is not doing so
well," said Mr. Fisher which he
attributes to the excessive rains.
On account of cool nights and
the dampness of the soil the cot-
ton crop, he stated, hasn't yet
attained much growth, but is
looking very well considering the
adverse weather conditions.
How about vegetables? he was
asked. "They are fine especially
in the vicinity of Marshall," he
Mr. Fisher further stated that,
with very few exceptions, farmers
are well up with their work and
appear to be taking an optimistic
view of the future.
An accident in which seven per
sons were injured occurred at
8 o'clock Sunday night when ■«!
Ford roadster, driven by B. B. Por-
ter, and a light truck, driven bj
K. (Hambone) Greer, collided of
the highway six miles east Oi
Mineola. Six of the seven occu-l
pants of the two machines were
rendered unconscious, a widel
range of bruises, cuts and lacera-l
tions being sustained. Victims of th«
accident were brought to to*
where local physicians administ-
ered to their injuries, all but one
or two being able to be up Mon-
B. B. Porter, salesman for Watts!
Motor Company, the owner anc
driver of the roadster, and the]
only member of the party rfhoj
didn't lose consciousness, Says he]
was driving east on the highway.
In his car were his wife, ^rthurj
Sanders and Miss Annie Burden. ]
"I saw the approaching —
when it was some distance a
said Mr. Porter, "and observed
that it was running at a
rate of speed and was not
held very steadily in the pai
the highway. I turned to the
as far from the roadbed
could go with safety and, ste]
my car. Despite my position,
truck swerved just before read
us and struck my car with
One of Porter's arms was lace£4
ated, a gash cut above right ey4k
right leg cut below the knee
Mrs. Porter sustained bi
on one of her lower limbs,
gether with minor injuries,
was badly shaken up.
Miss Burden was cut on
chin, suffered bruises on the hi
■was cut on the left hand and
lower limbs were lacerated. •
Arthur Sanders, who says
was unconscious for ten
sustained a gash across the throaty
several stitches being required
close the incision. He was a
badly bruised about tne face an*
neck and a piece of flesh was t
from his knee.
Besides Greer, the occupants of
the truck were Preston Gettie and
Miss Mary Skinner.
Greer sustained a number of
injuries, consisting of bruises,
sprains and cuts, but was not ser-
Preston Gettie was the most un-
fortunate victim of the accident.
After first aid treatment, he was
taken to the home of his father,
Allen Gettie, where he appears
to be suffering from concussion
of the brain. The attending physi-
cian said he was semi-conscious
Tuesday morning and expressed
the belief that he will recover.
Miss Skinner's injuries are not
considered serious. She received
several bruises and abrasions a-
bout the body.
The truck was badly damaged
and the Ford roadster was com-
pletely demolished. The occu-
pants of both machines , were
young people, who live in and near
Office In Mineola
The meeting for the summer
season of the Junior Literary
club was held last Wednesday
afternoon with Mrs. Claud Mal-
lory. A very interesting program
was enjoyed by all present. There
were eight members present and
one visitor, Mrs. James C. Ski-
wards, Jr., of Dallas. The next
tegular meeting will be -held in
Here From Miss.
John Newman ,who has been in
the employ of the Magnolia Oil
and Gas Company for two years,
returned recently from Green-
ville, Miss., where he has been in
the interest of the company for
some time. The trip was made
Mr. Newman called at this of-
fice Thursday and subscribed for
the Monitor. "I was born and rear-
ed in Mineola and can't get along
very well without my home paper,"
he said. ; «...
He. will return to Greenville the
first of next month:
| Negro Man Injured
i In Car Accident
[ Friday night a Chevrolet coach,
• in which were three negro men,
, got beyond control of the driver
and ran against a telephone pole
near the residence of A. W. Fulch-
er on West Broad street. One of
the occupants of the car, Burl
Arnold, veteran railroad employe,
who recently rounded out fifty
years' service with the M. P. Rail-
road and retired, sustained in-
ternal injury. He was taken to
his home and a doctor called to
see him. The other members of
the party were not seriot^y ikurt.
The car turned haif Way pvte
and was considerably damaged.
R. A. Douglas, representing, the
Northwestern Life Insurance Co.,
has secured office room with Geo.
C. Reeves and Company, where he.
is carrying a general line of health
and accident insurance.
Mr. Douglas is experienced in his-..
line of business, having been con-
nected with Dallas insurance com7v,
panies for ten years. Born and,. ]
reared at Lindale, he is well ac-
quainted in Mineola with all •
the old-timers. He is favorably .
impressed with the progress so ,
manifestly shown here and says
he will make Mineola his home.
Jim Ellis Visits
' Jim Ellis has many friends in
Mineola, his native city, and all .
will be glad' to know that his
health is greatly improved.
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Carraway, R. H. The Mineola Monitor (Mineola, Tex.), Vol. 54, No. 11, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 23, 1929, newspaper, May 23, 1929; Mineola, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth286109/m1/1/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Mineola Memorial Library.