The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 37, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 15, 1920 Page: 2 of 14
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A Message From
COL RlflS J. LACKLAND
The World Famous
To the Entire Population of
Do you realize the amount of the debt civilization owes education? Do you realize what education means to the world? Without education and educational advantages the
human race would soon revert to savagery. Education has brought the world its present high state of civilization, ambition and intellectual standing. The greatest debt the
civilized world owes today is the debt it owes to education. Our forefathers labored with love and money, not to pay off this debt but to just pay a little interest and enlarge the
debt. It is handed down to us to do the same thing. What our forefathers did for themselves and for us we must do for our posterity. We do not want to pay off this grand debt
of honor and gratitude. We want to enlarge it and pay part of the interest. We do not want this debt wiped out. We do rot want education to slacken it wonderful pace. We
realize education means upward and onward. Education can connuer all things. The educational advantages our forefathers missed we gained. The educational advantages
we create our posterity will gain and so on through time. Now listen to me, every man woman and child in Ccllin county: We need more educational institutions in Tex-
as. We need more colleges like the McKinney Junior College in Collin County. Don't say we have good schools and let it go at that. 1 say you have good schools, but get more
of them, get^better ones, th^est i^none too good fo^a rich—thickly settled countJ^j^Tpllin County. Show«jg one man in therpenitentiary that has^a good education and I
will" show you twenty', yea* near fifty ?^at cannot sign
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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. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth293265/m1/2/: accessed April 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society.