Red River County Review (Clarksville, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 14, Ed. 1 Tuesday, July 14, 1925 Page: 1 of 4
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VOLUME V—NUMBER 14.
CLARKSVILLE, TEXAS, TUESDAY. JULY 14, 1925.
PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS
MOVE FOR HOSPITAL GIVEN
IMPETUS Af ROTARY MEET FRIDAY
-■-'THE FARMERS' STORE -JLFQN THE MARKET SQUARE
ON THE MARKET8QUARE
Many Guests From Various Parts of
County in Attendance.
*like> a Chan China Dish'
—Day in and day out for many years,
refrigeration ■will be safe with the
same LEONARD Cleanuble!
—'Lined with snow-white porcelain;
ten wall cabinet construction; brass
drain pipe and trap; solid brass
hardware, heavily nickled, and many
other points of merit.
Investigate the qualities of this SAKE
- ciAAMswur rexAs -
F/0ST W/TH TNC NCW-JL/ST PHONt so /
Over Thousand Sign -
Grant Family Reunion
Petition for Hospital; At Deport Thursday
Altho working but a part of Satur-
day-, a number of business and prof-
essional men from various parts of
the county secured over a thousand
signatures to the petitions requesting
the Commissioners Cctort to call an
election to vote bonds In the amount
of 000 for the purpose of erect-
ing a county hospital.
Tihe proposed issue, If carried, will
have little effect on taxes of the
average person, the Increase would
not exceed six cents on the $100 val-
uation. The petition requests the
commissioners court to call the elec-
tion for August 22.
But Little Opposition Met
Altho canvassing a great deal of
the county and Interviewing the
thousand who signed the petition
asking for the election, workers re-
port that there is little, fi any op-
position to the move, and one of the
men who circulated the petition,
that out of over four hundred
Interviewed, only fivo refused
to sign the petition.
The strong sentiment in favor of
the project is taken as an indication
)f the feeling of the voters through-
out the county, and there appears
ittle doubt but that the proposition
will carry by an over-whelming ma-
.All Sections of County Visited
Workers visited many sections of
she county, and everywhere they
Ound the same strong sentiment In
atttr of the hospital, most of the
ilgners not only being willing to sign
Over 200 members of the Grant
family and their friends attended
the annual family reunion at Deport
Thursday. The Grant family reunion
has been held annually for a number
of years, alternately at Clarksville
and Deport and is attended each year
by a larger crowd than the year be-
Entertainment for the day was fur-
nished by members of the family with
the exception of a very interesting
talk made by Hon. Eugene Black, and
consisted of an exceptionally well
rendered program of readings, songs,
and orchestra music.
The orchestra music was furnished
by the Moonlight Melody Makers of
Paris, Two Grant boys, John rind
George, are members of this orches-
tra and their music was thoroughly
enjoyed by all present.
the petition, but many offered to as-
sist in every way possible to bring
about favorable action on the part
of the other voters when the elec-
tion is called.
Everywhere the people are alive to
the needs of a county hospital, and
the results of the canvas is more than
gratifying to those who have so un-
selfishly given of their time in bring-
ing the matter to the attention of
Miss Ruth Connerly and Mr. and
Mrs. A. J. Lawrence left Sunday for
Marshal wftere th^y will spend some
time with relatives.
A wide assortment of popu-
lar priced furniture, new ia
pattern and design, that will
add much to the attractive-
ness of any home -will be
A. M. Graves fired the opening gun
of the campaign that was gotten under
way at uhe meeting of the Rotary
C'iuii Friday, which is expected to
bring home to the pepole of Red
River County the great need of a
county hospital, and result in the vot-
ing of a bond Issue that •will build
this much needed Institution.
Mr. Graves in a few words outlined
the steps that must be taken to put
the proposition before the people of
the county, and urged his hearers to
work diligently and faithfully in pres-
enting the proposition in an intelligent
way that the people might know and
be made to fully realize the Import-
ance of the bond Issue and what it
will m+ an to all th*' people of the
He said that the move to secure tlm
hospital was started because present
facilities for taking tare of the sick
and suffering is entirely inadequate
and that unquestionably many 11 v- s
ihat might otherwise be lost, would
be saved by having modern and ade-
quate facilities for taking care of
them. Red River County has the
talent, the physicians and surgeon.?,
but they are handicapped because of
tlii proper means for taking care of
their patients. He predicted that if
the proposition to vote bonds for the
erection of the hospital was put to
the people, it would carry by an over-
President of Medical Society Speaks
Dr. Henry Smith, of Detroit, presi-
dent of the Red River County Medi-
cal Society, tlv next speaker, ■who
has been a practicing physician in
Red River County for many years
and who is well qualified to speak
on the subject, said there is a crying
need, and has been for some time, for
a county hospital of the type suggest-
ed. and said that It Is one of the
greatest moves that has ever been put
on foot here.
"We are living in a modern age",
he said, "where practically everyone
has an automobile, travels over good
roads, attend finely built churches
and fine schools, has electric lights
and other conveniences, but even
wl'h all this, we have neglected one
of the most important things, the
proper facilities for safeguarding the
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Ancient Custom May
Fall by the Wayside
Clarksville merchants are making;
an organized effort to drop a custom
of long standing in this community
tint of sending out bill collectors on
the first of tihe month. Each first
the army takes the field and after a
few days of swapping, and some col-
lecting, return to their various stores
and calmly await the signal for the
offensive on the next first.
Merchants say that this method Is
very costly to them since it takes
either the proprietor or some of his
force out of the store at least three
days a month. The plan suggested
is to do as merchants In most other
cities do—to mail statements of ac-
While no definite steps have as yet
befn taken in the matter, it Is thought
that a start can be made possibly by
Dollar Day Here
Wednesday, July 22
Organize 100 Per Cent.
For Clarksville Club
At a meet iiik of the Retail Mer-
chants Association Friday night, at-
tended by about forty members of the
association, plans for boosting Clarks-
ville and Red River County were dis-
cussed and many excellent sugges-
tions made with refereuce to the
The proposition of "Selling Clarks-
ville" its schools, churches, civic and
commercial advantages to the people
of Clarksville and Red River County
came abotyt at a meeting last Wednei-
day, and the idea so appealed to the j
members that it was decided to be- j
gin iiumediauiy to formulate pltuis i
carrying Out the suggestion, with the |
result that a full representation of I
merchants, was had at the meeting ]
Various j speakers pointed out the
apparent lack of eo-operi.tion among
the merchants and citizens of the I
county in business and other rela-
tions, and it vvas evident that all
agree that the most necessary thing
in the way of engendering a better
spirit was to begin within the asso-
ciation, and thus build up an organi-
zation that would have for Its aim
and purpose the boosting, of the whole
of the county and co-operating in any
and all projects that would be a ben-
efit to all.
Several members expressed the
idea of fostering the movement, not
from a mercenary standpoint, but
one of obtaining the good will of the
merchants and the people of the
county without regard to their place
of residence. It was poiuteu out that
while Clarksville is dependent upon
the whole county, it in turn offers
many advantages that cannot be had
elsewhere, and furnishes a market
for much of the cotton, corn and other
produce raised 1c the county.
Will Organize Boosters
As the first step toward perfecting
the organization of^ a 100 per cent
for Clarksville and Red River County
Club, a committee of three, consist-
ing of Mrs. W. B. Look, Joe Plnson
and A. T. Bryce was appointed to draft
a set of working j-ules and with in-
structions to report back at a meeting
that has been called for Thursday, !
July.23rd. at which time the club i
will probably be set in motion. j
The Tii>'. ling of July 23rd will be. I
open to all merchants and their em-
ployees anil a program will be ar-1
ranged for their entertainment. C. j
T. Dryden. Bailey Raines, Eric Boll-1
man and Sam Rosenfield were ap-,
pointed to see that all were notified
of the meeting and to make the nec
essary arrangements for it.
A Complete Stock
—of Flour and Feeds, and your fav-
orite brands, too.
Our Superior Balanced Stock Feeds
are the kind that give your stock the
energy necessary to overcome the heat
of the July sun.
And the kind of Flour that makes
bread like mother used to make.
MORE VALUE FOR SAME MONEY-
J. E. Whiteman, Pioneer
Citizen, Buried Friday
Dryden Furniture Co.
! clarksville merchants have set
I Wednesday, July 22 as the day when
they will offer to the shoppers of tho
county extra special inducements in
the way of bargains on a number of
well selected articles which will be
pliiced on sale at the various stores.
The revival ot Dollar Days was de-
cided upon at a meeting of the Retail
Merchants Association Friday night,
and will undoubtedly find popular
favor with the thrifty shoppers, who
are quick to take advantage of bar-
Thd Dollar Days were very popular
last year and proved a big drawin
card. If the coming bargain day
brings about the desired results, In
all probability the day will be re-
peated a number of times during tbe
Boy Scouts Prepare
For Outing at Lake
The three troops of Boy Scouts are
making great preparations for their
outing at South Lake Tuesday night,
at which time the tenderfoot badges
will be awarded to the boys who have
qualified in this rank.
The plans call for supper to be
cooked over an open fire, scout stylo,
each scout bringing his own "grub"
and doing his own cooking. Following
the supper, talks will be made by a
number of Clarksville men, and then
the boys will take a dip In the lake.
The boys will leave the Chamber of
Commerce rooms at seven o'clock, and
will go to the lake in trucks furnished
by the scout leaders,
Justice E. Whiteman , aged Con-
federate veteran, father of George
and C. L. Whiteman of this city,,
passed away at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Brady Marra at De-
troit Thursday afternoon.
Mr. Whiteman was born In Illi-
nois in 1838, coming to Red River
county with his parents In 1849
family settled near Madras,
tihey lived for many years.
In 1857 Mr, Whiteman was married
to Miss Margaret Box, to which union
twelve children were born , five of
whgm survive; Mrs. J. K. McCain,
of Vessey; Mrs. Brady Marrs, of De-
troit; Mrs. Robert Smith, of Color-
ado, Texas; George and C. L. Whlte-
i man. of Clarksville. Two brothers,
Henry S. and Squire Whiteman and
a sister, Mrs. Esther Hurd, of Swlnk,
Ark., and a number of grand children
He served In the Confederate Army
and was a member of the John C
Burks Camp, U. C. V.
He had been living in the home of
his daughter, Mrs. Marrs, at Detroit
for several months and had been In
feeble health most of the time.
Short services were held at tin
home of his daughter in Detroit, from
where the body was taken to Madras,
with interment In Shiloh cemetery,
Friday. While the body lay In state,
a Confederate flag under Which he
fought, draped the casket. A number
ot his comrades In arms, members of
the John C. Burks Camp, U. C. V.
were In attendance.
Services were conducted by Rev.
Rupert Nanney, pastor of the Baptist
FARMERS SHORT COURSE
HELD AT BOQATA FRIDAY
County Agents Arnold and Thomp-
son. assisted by Carl Tanner, of Paris,
county ugent ot Lamar County and
Roger Davis of Mt. Vernon, held a
successful short course at Bogata
Talks and demonstrations on many
phases of agriculture were given by
the county agents and much interest
was displayed by those In attendance.
A number of Clarksville people were
Mrs. Harry Cunningham visltekl iu
Certain Indian squaws divorce their
mates by placing the man's shoes out-
One More Week
— Will continue to sell everything in the house at discount
for one week only. After that will sell all damaged goods the
same way but goods not damaged will go back to regular price.
Will receive new goods this week and will soon be able to
take care of your wants as In the past.
Nails that were in warehouse at 2cts, per lb.
The Pries Makers
Buy Rlflht—«bN MfM
V I ij
In Murder Trial
The Jury In the case of Jack Thorpe,
charged with .the killing, of Harvey
Finch on the night of June 2, 1923,
returned a verdict of acquittal after
two and a Jialf hours of deliberation,
The case went to trial Wednesday
of last week, the jury having been
selected from a special venire of 100
men. The selection of the jury was
completed at 3 o'clock and five minu-
tes later the examination of witnesses
was begun. Seventy five witnesses
were put on the stand, many at them
from out of town.
The court room was crowded with
Interested spectators during the enttra
four days of the trial, nearly two
hundred waiting in the court room
for the verdict during the two and
a half hours the jury was o*t Satur-
The testimony In the case was com-
pleted at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon,
and court recessed until Saturday
morning at 8:30 when arguments In
the case were begun. They were con-
cluded at 12:30, at 1/: 30 uie jury
retired, returning a verdict ot ac-
uultal at 4:05.
District Attorney Wyatt Baldwin
was assisted in tho prosecution by
B, B. Sturgeon of Paris and B. L.
Russell of Bafod. Robbins, Edwards
and Bailoy represented the defense.
SMALL BLAZE SATURDAY
NIGHT ON NORMAN HILL
Tim fire department was called out
Saturday night in response to an
alarm turned in when fire was dis-
covered in a small restaurant on
The blaze was extinguished be*
tore any damage was done.
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Bryce, A. T. Red River County Review (Clarksville, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 14, Ed. 1 Tuesday, July 14, 1925, newspaper, July 14, 1925; Clarksville, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth292806/m1/1/: accessed July 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.