The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 37, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 15, 1920 Page: 1 of 14
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THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR (Eotabl lahed February 7, 1884)
McKINNEY, COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAh, THURSDAY JULY, 15, 1920.
16 PAGES IN 2 SECTIONS THIS WEEK
YEGGS CUT PHONE
WIRES PRIOR TO
TO SPEAK FOR NEFF
SATURDAY 4:30 P.M.
Yt«mii<ni early Tuiwlajr morning
blew open door to Ihti vMlt In the Al-
tomt State Bank, ton miles northeast
of McKlnney, but were evidently
frightened away before gaining admit-
tance Into tlie safe where the money
watt, mm tt had not been molested.
lief ore the yoggH attempted the rob-
bery of this bank they out all tele-
phone wires leading Into the town on
all Bldea. They entered the black-
smith shop there and secured Home
tuol«, and entered the bank building
by making a hole In tlie door and
reaching In and unlocking It. They
then. It appeared, had cat the hinges
on tiie outer door of the vault and
after opening the door blew open the
Inner door to the vault.
The attempted burglary was not
discovered until Tuesday mornlng.JiiHt
why tlie burglars didn't attempt to get
Into the money vault Is not known,
unless they were frightened away.
A person returning to his home Just
Mouth of Altoga late at night In
formed the officers tliat he talked
to four men In an a u t o-
inoblle, who had stopped Just
south of town, and he thought they
werti liavlng car trouble. An Investi-
gation Tucaduw rovealcd that the
telephone wire coming Into Altogn
from the south hud l een cut at the
place where the far was stopped..
Sheriff Ed Itlakciiian aiul Deputy
Sheriff Hurry White went out to Al-
toga Tuesday uu Investigated the
W. T. I>uiin Is cashier of the Altoga
NO MONEY GONE
1'iu>m ai/tocja bank
W. T. Dunn, cashier of tlie Altoga
State Bunk, was a buslneaa visitor in
McKlnney on Wednesday. The valut In
this bunk was blown open l>y yegg-
nten early Tuesday morning. Mr.
Dunn said that when he opened the
money vault Tuesday none of the
funds had been taken.
VOTH118 OUT OF COUNTY MAY 1
BALLOT SAYS ABERNATHY.
Collin county voters who will not t*
In the county on the date of the July
24 primary, but will be wlthiu the
State. may vote. Time for the casting
of the absentee ballots will begin t«n
days before the primary election, and
Will continue up to the three days
of the election day. Judge G H«.
Abernathy Chairman of the Collin
County Democratic Executive Com-
mltteo announced the details of the
Under tho law voters still be with-
in the Statu on the day of the elec-
The procedure Is for tho voter to
present hlmsi-lf to tho county clerk
with his poll tax receipt, or exemo-
tlon certificate. UnlesB ho Is person-
ally known to tho county clerk he
must have two citizens vouch for his
identity. Then ho is furnished with a
ballot and makes It out, returning It
In a sealed onvelope to the clerk, fur-
nishing postage. The clerk will in
turn nuill It to tho presiding Judge of
The absentee votes will be counted
between 2 and 3 o'clock on the day of
Judge Abernathy thinks that thin
manner of voting was made possible In
order that those who should ho f illed
out of the county on business ml'jht
have the privilege of excrciulng their
rights «n a voter at tho polls.
UXTIJRIO ON PUBLIC
Hon. Cullen P. Thomas of Dallas
will deliver an addres? at the court
house In McKlnney Suturday after-
noon at 4:20 o'clock. July 17 In be-
half Hon. Pat M. Neff's candidacy for
governor. Mr. Thomas lb one of Texas
best orators. The general public Is
cordially invited to come out and hear
PLANS MADE FOB
SUIT. SCHOOL OPENING.
M'KINNEY TO GET
Some people think It pays to ad-
vertise; some think not but when
Sydney C. l<acklaud breexed Into our
office Monday to start the advertis-
ing campaign for his brother Col.
Rufus J. Lackland's big auction sale
of McKinney Junior College Addition
lots, we were convinced that he It a1
firm believer In printers Ink. We Just,
asked him If he could UBe a fine ya«fe.
DIES AS RESULT
OF SHELL SHOCK
Mr. Sweeney of tho State Board of
Health, working in conjunction with
tho Red Cross Organization, delivered
a led urc, demonstrated by moving
pictures at the Queen Theater Mon-
day morning at 10 o'clock to a fair
wl'/.i (1 crowd. The object of the State
lioilrd of Health is to better care l'or
the Ills of the children In school ago.
It lx the hope of the State Hoard of
Health to have a community nurse In
every county In tho .wtuto. Thus far
there are forty-three counties that
have community nurses. Miss Him ma
Olger Is the health nurse in Collin
county. Farmersvlllo Is already the
health center of that community and
a health center, It is hoped, will bo
established In McKlnncy in tho near
These community health .center
nurses work in conjunction and In co-
operation with the physicians of tho
county. The pictures shown Monday
showed the wonderful improvement*
made In tho health of various chil-
dren who had been taken to these cen-
tvrH, their cases diagnosed and niedl-
ctil treatment given.
The Stale Board of Health and the
lied Cross organisation are deeply ob-
ligated to the iniinngoment of the
Queen Theater for so kindly donating
tho tise of their He ater and moving
picture machine upon Ibis occasion.
NEW (HINTS STORE OPENING
WAS A <4 RE AT SUCCESS.
The new furnishing poods and tail-
oring establishment of Wilson A
Dickens was opened Wednesday morn-
ing for business. The new store Is lo-
cated on North Kentucky Street.
Visitors to the opening were favor-
ed with fresh carnations and a hand-
kerchief aa a aouvonlr. In the comer
of the kandkerchief, printed In green
were tho words, Wilson A Dickens, The
Quality Dresa Shop.
This firm la composed by Ted M.
Wilson, Fay C. Dickens and (J. A.
/•Ia n all nf whom are well kn
At a recent meeting of the City
Public School Board practically all
of the details pertaining to the open-
ing of school In September was ar-
All non resident pupils who are
transferred into the city for school
purposes and are matriculated below
the High School will bo given five (5)
months free tuition this year after
which time they will be required to
pay tuition at the rate of $2.50 per
All non-resident transferred pupils
matriculated In the High School will
be given three (3) months free tuition
at the rate of $4.00 per month. All
tuition Is payable monthly in advance
and no reduction will be made for pu-
pils who may be out a part of any
school month. If. however, a pupil
Is required to be absent during an en-
tire school month, no tuition will be
charged for that time.
Pupils living in the "Old Peters
burg" district will be given an extra
month's free tuition.
All pupils of school age must attend
the school in the district In which
tliey live. No transfers can or will he
"made by the Superintendent from one
school district to another inside of the
City. All pupils living in the "Old
Wllmeth" district may attend the
school of their qhoice in the city but a
school consisting of the first four
grades will bo maintained in this dis-
trict by the Bonrd and all pupils above
these grades will be required to at-
tend some one of the city schools.
Arrangements have been perfected
lor the accommodation of all pupils
who will become of school age during
the scholastic year, hut all such stu-
dents will be subleet to the same re-
quirements as other pupils and the
rate of tuition will be $2.50 for the
entire scholastic term.
Prof. Grahntn will have charge of
all athletics but no pupil will be per-
mitted to engage In any athletics who
fails to make his work and no one will
fbe matriculated In the High School
who will likely withdraw from school
as soon sis the athletic season is over.
Athletics is purely an attribute of our
school and should not be considered
btherwlse. No pupil will be matricu-
lated or retained in school in any of
the departments whose presence
proves to be detrimental to the best
interest of nil concerned.
All transfers must be made during
July. Names may be sent in by mall
to the City Superintendent, or to the
County Supt Prof. W. S. Smith.
Below is given the personnel of the
McKlnnev Public School faculty for
the scholastic year of 1320-1921.
Prof. R. H. Hardage, Principal, Lat
Miss Ruth Pierce. Latin.
Miss Ruth Brown, Mathematics.
Mrs. Ben McLaln, Mathematics.
Mrs. TJ. It. Harwell, English.
Miss Ruth Powell, English.
Prof. Wvnne Graham, History.
Miss Julia Vernon, History.
Miss Emma C. King, French.
Miss Esther Brown, Spanish.
Prof. B«n Mol.nin, Science.
Miss Susie Carlisle, II. E.
Two teachers are yet to be selected
for the High school.
In the 4th, f.th, ftth. and 7th. grades
in all of the school*, we have the de-
nartmentnl plan of teaching and the
teachers will have charge of the
grades corresponding to the .order In
which their names appear In this as-
Miss Frances Thompson, First
Miss Bain Webb, Second grade.
Miss Mae Hill, Third grade.
Miss Inez fHrother, Geography.
Miss Gertrude Millar, Grammar.
Mrs. R. J. Manly, History.
Mr. F. M. Scott, Prln., Arithmetic.
Miss Eva Hughston, First grade.
Miss Nettie Erwin, First grade.
Miss Nell Burks, Second grade.
Mrs. Earl Wolford, Third grade.
Miss Alta Van Brown. Fourth grade,
Miss Florence Lee Harris, Grammar
Miss Ethel Russell, History.
Miss Allte Rogers, (leorgrnphy.
Mr, Earl Wolford, Prln., Arithmetic.
South Side School.
Mrs. C. C. Cross, First grade.
Mtss Pauline Gibson, First grade.
Mils Camille Emerson, Second
Miss Alyne Strother, Third grade.
Miss Rehecen Lovoll, Geography.
Miss Bettye Holloman, Grammar
Mrs. Geo, P. Brown, History.
Mr. J. W. Mosely, Prln., Arithmetic.
Eaat Side School.
Miss Laura Lou Allen, First grade.
MIhh Jean Wilson, Second grade.
Miss llnssle Davis, Third grade.
Miss lone Leslie, History and Ge-
Mr Shirlev Taylor, Prln., Arlthme
tic and Grammar.
Mrs. Shirley Tnylor.
J. S. CARLISLE,
"give me about three. If a p.ige 's
good a double page iskbetter I want to
toll the people of this county what
they have In the way of a school and a
valuable addition around It." He also
left orders for over 25,000 pieces of
other advertising matter. After v e
fully comphehended we had been
talking to a real advertising export
we asked if he had his copy all ready.
"No, got li in my head, will get it all
to you hi 2 hours," and 'ie did tlua.
He set our entire force to working
full time and then some. Sydney C.
says "I want all this by Wednesday
morning; got to visit overy town and
farm house In the county in person by
next Saturday night and If he geta
over the ccunty in that new flv^
passenger Ford that is to be giveA
away during the auction sale he will
use up some gas and he has con-
vinced us that he can do it.
Just take a lok at the big double
page ad In this Issue of our paper.
Lackland says It Is a dandy for two
reasons; one is because it was set up
right. "No matter how good the com-
position Is In an ad if it is not set up
right it loses its effect," ho said and
tho other is he wrote it, of course.
The McKlnney Municipal band has
been engaged for the big occasslon
MRS. YOUNGER NO BETTER
Collin Ijuly Is Quite Low at Homo of
Duughtcr at Currollton.
Mrs. Ada Boom* and brother, Pete
Youtigor, of Woodlawn, were in Mc-
Kinney Tuesday aftemon in an auto-
mobllo en route to Carrollton to at-
tend the bedside of their mother. Mrs.
M. W. Younger, who continues quite
low at the home of another daughter,
Mrs. Charlie Chastaln. Mrs. Boone
said that a phone message from Car-
rollton Tuesday afternoon stated that
her mother was not doing so wafl.
Mrs. iRlachel Straughan of this city
another daughter of Mrs. Younger,
has been attending her mother's bed-
side for the past few weeks.
SENATOR WESTBROOK SPEAK
IN M'KINNEY SATURDAY AT 3:S0
Senator Ed Westbrook of Wolfe
City, candidate for Congress from the
Fourth Congressional District, will
dollver an address at the court house
in McKinney Saturday afternoon at
3:30 o'clock In behalf of his candidacy.
Senator Westbrook Is a splendid
speaker and the general public Is
cordially invited to come out and
Claude Simmons,, director general
of Celina'a fourteenth annual picnic,
to be held July 21 and 22, Is working
hard, along with a lot of his lieuten-
ants, to make it the biggest and best
Hon. Sam Rayburn, congressman
front this district has promised to 'to
one of the speakers. Hon. W. Bai-
ley, candidate for governor, has been
communicated with and the commit-
tee has been given some grounds to
believe he will be here, as in* hail pr •
viously promised to p^ak at tVlin'i
during his campaign. Hon. B. '
l.ooney, candidate for govc :ior, >•
Claud It. Smothers, aged 25 years,
died here Wednesday afternoon at
5:80 o'clock. Deceased's home was at
Campbell, Texas, but his parents, N.
D. Smothors and wife and a sister,
Miss Mary Lou Smothers, reside in
McKlnney. He had been ill a little
more thun two months. He volunteer-
ed bis services to his country during
the great war and spent several
months In France, returning home six
months after the signing of the arm-
lstlce. He was a member of Companyj
C. 144th Infantry, and was In several
of tho most important battles In i
France. He received a shell shock in |
ono of the battles, to which is at-
tributed his death. After returning to
his home at Campbell he was em-
pleoyd In the uostoffice.
Besides his parents and sister who
reside In McKlnney, deceased is sur-
vived by a wife and two other sisters,
Mrs. J. J. Rogers of Campbell ana
Mrs. W. A. Clifford of Idaho, and one
brother, II. F. Smothers of St. Louis.
The father of the , deceased has been
living in McKlnney for nearly a year
and ts one of the mechanics engaged
In building the McKlnney Junior Col-
I Jeceased was a member of the
Free Methodist church. The remains
wore shipped to Greenville Thursday
at 2 o'clock, from which place they
were conveyed to Campbell where
funeral services were held at 5 o'clock
Thursday conducted by Rev. D. F.
Harris of Dallas, assisted by Rev.
Tinsley of Campbell. Interment was
made at Campbell.
J. P. Crouch & Co. handled the re-
TO TEACH IN McKINNEY.
Prof. H. L. Kingsley And Wlfo Both
Join Mchuiey Junior College
Prof. H. L. Kingsley and wife have
just accepted places upon the faculty
of the McKinney Junior College for
the ensuing year*. Prof. Kingsley is a
graduate of Adrian College, Michigan,
taking his A. B. degree from tflUt Col-
lege In 1915. He took his A. M. de-
gree frotn the University of Michigan
in 191(5. and has had four year's Col-
lege teaching experience. One year
of it was in the Michigan University.
He will teach the branches of Educa-
tion and History. His wife is a grad-
uate of Oberlin College, Oberlln, Ohio,
and has had three years of teaching
experience. Her specialty is the
languages. President Rowland, of
the McKinney Junior College, feels
that the institution has been greatly
strengthened by the addition of Prof
Kingsley and his wife to the faculty
of the College for the incoming year.
WORK WAS STARTED MONDAY
ON CITY'S $100,000 HOSPITAL.
City Engineer Ernest H. Cotterell
suited that excavating was be-
gun Monday preparatory to putting
down tho foundation of McKlnney's
new city hospital. Tho work will bo
put bed forward as rapidly as possible
along with tho best of workmanship
until Its completion. Several months
ago the voters of McKlnney voted for
the issuance of $100,000 for the erec-
tion of the city hospital, and when it
U completed It will bo one of the most
modern, commodious, and most con-
veniently arranged hospitals in North
PHINCirroN UNION REVIVAL
BEING LARGELY ATTENDED
forms the committee that hi-
ule had already been turnle o •' i:i n '
vance and that it will he Impossible
for him to come. lion. Ed West-
brook, candidate for congress will
probably be here.
Later Mr, Westbrook is here as
we go to press and says he will attend
our picnic and speak on the first day,
following Mr. Rayburn.—Record.
All NT OF McKINNEY'
LADIES DIES IN FORT WORTH
The funeral of Mrs. Mary K. McKIn-
ley, aged 67 years, who died at the
borne of her daughter, Mrs.~F. II. Carr
In Fort Worth, Wednesday night,
were held from the residence of her
daughter, 2403 McKlnley avenue In
that city at I o'clock Thursday after-
The deceased was a sister of the
lute J. Warren .Tones, of McKinney,
and was an aunt of Mesdames Arthur
A. Bagwlll and Jerry Hernclon ot this
city, and Mrs. Will L. Ncwsom of
WhltewTight, and F. G. Turner, of
Cooper. Mrs. McKlnley was for many
years a resident of Shrevesport, but
iiail been making her home with her
daughter in Fort Worth for the past
two or three years. She has visited
in McKinney frequently
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A Baby Daughter.
The Commissioners' Court is in
regular monthly session here this
week, having convened Monday. The
sessions, as usual are being hold In
County Judge R. L. Moulden's office.
Tho regular routine of business la
IN EAST McKINNEY
R. L. RusseH of Farmeravllle waa
uiaactfng bualn«aa In McKlnney
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Graves of this
city are the proud parents of a prot-
ty little baby daughter.
Connie Arnold, who was Injured
when his auto turned over on the
pike mar McKinney Saturday night,
Is reported to be Improving rapidly.
Hla injuries were not as sertoua aa
first thought. He la a aon of former
County Ag$nt L. F. Arnold gnd wtfa
of Ilhaa Mfeto. He la up and waa bla
The union revival meeting being
conduct I'd at the Methodist church at
Prlnci'ton by thr Methodist and
'1;i i.<t an pastors. Revs. Boyd and An-
er. r.n is in the second week with
ineri> than forty resconsecratlons and
six conversions. The audiences are
very largo, at times every seat being
aken. Two services are conductod
each day—10 a. m. and 8:15 p. m.
The meetings will come to a close
AND THE CITIZENS
Believing it was to tlie beat lxi-
toruMta ol tho citiscna and the
town aiul iu order U> keep the
matter out of litigation tlie South-
western Telephone Co., hag been
permitted to Increuse Its rates to
$2.25 for resldcuce phonutt and
*4.50 for bushier* phoiica In Mc-
Kinney, said Mayor H. A. Finch
Several days, ago a meeting of the
City Commission, the officials of the
Southwestern Telephone company and
a large number of McKinney business
men met in the Uusinesb Men's rooms
and disc ussod the proposed rates in
rates from overy angle. A committee
was appointed from tho business men
of the city to advise with the City
Commission and the telephone com-
pany on the proposed increase in
phone rates. Recently there have been
two meetings held by tho committee
from the business men working in
conjunction with the City Commission
and the telephone officials.
After going into the matter thor-
oughly it was decided by both the cit-
izens committee and the board of
commissioners that it was better to
permit the small increase asked by
the phone company than to allow it to
get Into the courts, which would re-
quire considerable timo and no little
amount of money before it was
brought to a final settlement. With
the increase allowed, McKinney still
luu a lower phone rato than any town
In her class in Texas, so Mayor Finch
In every instance where cities have
carried the matter to the Federal
courts the court has returned verdicts
in favor of the phone company giving
them increases of considerable more
than it asked.
In these cases already decided by
the court it has been set out that the
company "was allowed 8 per cent on its
investment. The company claims that
its property valuation in McKinney ia
$112,000, and that it only made 1.1 per
cent last year and with the Increase
Just granted it will only make 2 per
cent. Should this matter have gone to
the courts and the valuation of the
company's holding been placed at only
one half of the above sum, a return of
8 per cent on the one-half would have
meant that the phone rates would
havo been Increased to probably $3
Mayor Finch said this morning that
the city commission reserved the right
to cflange this fate at any time it finds
that the statements made by the phone
company officials are not correct.
Tho citizens committee and the City
Commissioners in giving endorsement
to the raise in rates had a .distinct
understanding with the telephone
company's officials that the total in-
crease which amounts to $3,700 is to
be kept in McKinney and to be given
as increases In salaries of the phone
employes of the city. $3,000 of this
amount will be used in increasing sal-
aries of the operators while the re-
maining $700 will bo given to other
employes of tho company in McKin-
GAS COMPANY AND CITY
COMPROMISE SAYS TBI: MAYOR
Mayor H. A. Finch said Wednesday
that a compromise had been
reached between the City Commis-
sion and the officials of the North
Texas Gas Co. and that the rate ques-
tion 'was practically settled. The May-
or stated that tho City Commission
would have an announcement to
make anent the gas proposition In the
next two or three days.
COITNTY COMMISSIONERS IN
REGULAR MONTHLY SESSION
Rev. C. Allen Burrls of Bethany,
Mo. began a revival meeting at the
East McKlnney Christian church at
the morning hour Sunday. A good
sized congregation Including a num-
ber from tho First church were pres-
ent. The Sunday night service was well
attended, the building being filled to
its capacity. Rev. Burrls Is a strong
gospel preacher as was evidenced at
both of tho Sunday services. J. H.
Stlnaon Is leading In the song service.
The music program Is good. Services
will continue through tho week with
preaching each evening, beginning
promptly at 8:15. The members of
this congregation cordially invites
everybody to attend. There was ono
addition Sunday night.
Bouncing Baby Boy.
Mr. and Mra. Burton Dedmon have
a brand new bouncing baby boy at
BOLL WEEVIL MAKES ITS AP-
PEAHANCE COLLIN COUNTY.
According to County Agent G. D.
Everett, the boll weevil has again
tnado Its appearance in quite a num-
ber of the cotton fields of Collin coun-
ty. The boll weevil Uvea during the
winter In the bushes and woods along
the creeks, In the grasses and around
the posts along the fence rows. In tho
spring and early summer tho weevil
comes out and attacks the forms and
squares of the cotton plants that arc
nearest the places where the weevil
has been living during the winter.
This should be taken Into considera-
tion when the woevil Is being fought,
said Mr. Everett.
There are several methods by which
tho weevil can be kept under control
to a large extent. Pick up and des-
troy all the fallen forms and
squares, especially those that have
fallen nearest the places where the
weevil has lived over the winter or
cover up these fallen forms and
squares with dirt on hot days when
cultivating. This cultivation method
of control Is more practical but will
not have the results that the picking
and destroying the forms and squares
will have. There are always a few
forms that drop off the stalk due to
The U. S. Department of Agricul-
ture has been running experiments In
the past several years on tho dusting
ot poison on the cotton plant to pois-
on the weevil. Three experiments
have been a success in Louisiana where
they wero made. No experiments of
Importance have been made in North
Texas, but a number of experiments
have been started this year In Kauf-
man. Ellis and Dallas counts
MEMBER OF COX
A reporter ran across tt. C. Merritt
who has just returned from th«
Democratic National Convention
which he attended as a delegate from
this congressional district and in con-
versation with Mr. Merritt he stated
that although Texas made a losing
fight trying to nominate Mr. McAdoo
that there wero no disgruntled ele-
ments among the delegatea and that
the convention made Mr. Cox'a nomi-
nation unanimous upon motion ot
Judge Amidon of Nebraska one of
McAdoo's strong supporters, after Mr.
Cox had apparently reoeived the nec-
essary two thirds. Mr. Merritt aay*
that he is glad that all factions of the
party in Texas seem, to be satisfied
with Mr. Cox as he is a great man and
a forward locking progressive Demo-
Mr. Merritt says that the Texaa
delegation were instructed for a dry
plank and that they voted for the
Hobson dry plank although the con-
vention did not adopt it. The plat-
form does not mention the prohibi-
tion question because it was generally
understood that the president wanted
tho league of Nations to be the con-
trolling issue and that President
thought the prohibition question was
u settled issuo and to have made It
an issuo would have detracted some-
what front the pa amount issuo of the
adoption of tho league of nations.
The platform adopted Mr. Merritt de-
clares, endorses everything the Wil-
son Administration has done, and
praises Mr. Wilson for his great
achievement in having the nations of
thp world adopt tho peace treaty In-
cluding tho league of nations.
Mr. Merritt calls attention to tho
fact that Mr. Cox in his spoech on
Jackson day at Washington said. "By
the arbitrary exercise of authority a
conspiring band of men seated In the
senate of the United States stood out
as self appointed spokesmen of their
countrymen. The very action which
they prevented held the affairs of the
nations everywhere disjointed and
impotent. In short the civilization ot
the world stood bound and gagged in
their control while their incessant
thirst for partisan advantage struck!
them dumb to the woes ot the darkest
hour ever known. History will tell It
all and the name of the man who
sensed the ills of the afflicted peoploa
of the earth, who sympathised with
their honorable aspirations for free-
dom and then wove the elements of
slttiplo'justice into a fabric of inter-
national policy—b's name will be
chanted by the children of men yet
unborn while the names of those who
made from their malignant spite a
senatorial cabal against Woodrow
Wilson will have been consigned to a
part and place In the records of time
too unimportant for a stoic to recall
or memory to retain."
Mr. Cox as three times Qovernti __
Ohio has show* that he is "accord
with all progressive legislation. He
was an ardent advocate of equal suf-
ferage, child labor laws and so well
has labor been pleased with him that
he has carried the labor vote of Ohio
in each election.Mr.Cox not only doee
not find anything to condemn in the
democratic administration for the
past eight years but endorses In every
way tho acts of the administration.
While the Texans were committed
to McAdoo and would have been glad
to have seen him the nomtneo which
was prevented largely by the conduct
of Mr. McAdoo himself, who did not
want the nomination, yet Mr. Merritt
believes that tho party will or victor-
ious in tho coming election and that
Mr. Cox i_an carry Ohio over Senator
Harding and can sweep tly- "<juntry.
The staunch Democrats wk -ever
waiver or threaten to bolt theK" ' *y
can take cheer as in Governor
iliey will havo a candidate in itwct
with the progressive thought of the-
Mr. Merritt was selected by tha
convention as a member from Texaa
to proceed to Dayton Ohio to notify
the next President of his nomination*.
$07,(MM) ADDITIONAL ROAD
BONDS TO BE VOTED ON BOON
Tho Commissioners Court In regu-
lar monthly session here thto week or-
der elections to be hold in the follow-
lng districts on August 21. to vote on
additional bond Issues: Blu* Ridge, / I
$52,000; Copeville, $24,000; and La-
von, $21,000. These districts several
months ago voted bonds for good
roads as follows: Blue Ridge, ' ,
$125,000: Copeville, $50,000; and La-
van, $60,000. toMIM
The above districts could not bui4d |
the kind of roads deslrod and at the
same time got as many miles of road
with tho amount first voted. There- |
f're petitions from each of the dis-
tricts numerously signed were pre-
sented to the Commissioners' Court
asking that an election bo ordered to
vote on additional bonds.
T. A. Porter haa made aome oxtkn-
alve luaprovamenta on hla old li«ne
•II1HY <M MMISSION MEETS;
SELECTS JURY IX*11 SEPT. TERM.
Tho Jury Ccmmtsalon composed of
U. N. Clary of Prosper, Charlie Seara
ot Fitrmeravllle and J. A. Belcher of
McKlnney met in McKlnney Tuesday
and selected the Jury for tha Septem
ber term of th^JCUty-Nlnth
BIG BAIjL GAME HERE H
EACH DAY OF PICNIC.
Three of tho best ball games ever
played In McKlnney are promised
during the big Collin County Ex-Con-
federate and Old Settlera Picnic and
Reunion to be held here July Sft, |9
and 30. Tho Texas Cotton Mill team
has matched gamea on these dales
with the Sulphur Spring* team.
D. E. Harris, the big Woodlawn far-
mer, visited hla farm near Friar o
Tuesday. Hla son-ln-Iaw, H W. Feag<n
Is his tenant on that place. lMtnl
Mra. Karrla'a little aon, J. had
been vlaitlng hla aiater for 4Pve v
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Perkins, Tom W. & Wilson, Walter B. The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 37, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 15, 1920, newspaper, July 15, 1920; McKinney, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth293265/m1/1/: accessed July 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society.