The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 37, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 22, 1920 Page: 3 of 20
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THE WEEKLY DEMOGHAT-GAZETTE,THUBSDAY, JULY 22, 1920.
Serving an Unexpired Term, having
been appointed by the Governor Jun-
uary 1, 1920.
Cand^late for election for a full term.
■ Him made good during the punt xlx
months uu Comptroller. He stands for
EFFICIENCY and ECONOMY.
A LIKE LONG PROHOBITIONIST.
THE LEAGUE OF
NATIONS IS ALIVE
BY RAYMOND B. FOSD1CK
(From tlic Atlantic Monthly, Juno, 1920)
the representatives of many nations
are participating. The head of tho
treaty roglstiy it* a Uruguayan; the
Already tho LeaKiie 1h a going
concern, well organized and
equipped and doing constructive
work, A visitor at headquarters
in London is atruck not only by
the variety of work, but by its
practical applicability to mattera
of vital concern.
<11 tap tor I
In spite of the failure of the
I fill ted Stated to ratify tho compact,
the League cf Nationa is alive. It la
a going concern. Ita machinery is
being completed, und Ita influence la
apreading. All the countries that
were neutral during the war havo
Supported Prohibition and Suffrage' Joined, including Spain, Norway,
Amendments while a member of the I Sweden, Denmark, and Switzerland.
A FRIEND OF EDUCATION.
Author of Groaa Receipts Tax on Oil,
which nets the State annually over
three million dollars, to be uaed for
education and other purposes.
A BUSINESS MAN FOR A BUSINESS
Thoroughly qualified, both from the
standpoint of training and experience.
MOVED INTO NKW IIOMIO.
Every country In South America, ex-
cept Ecuador, i« now a member of thei
League. Even the two countries
which have been more or leas under
our particular care—Liberia and
Panama—have not waited for tho
United States, but have Joined with
the others. Outside of Russia and the
Central Empires of Europe. Portugal
and Roumania are the only Import-
ant countries that have not yet como
in, and their accosaion is now merely
a matter of weeks. China's accession
is included In the Austrian treaty
which will shortly bo signed. It la
probable that Germany and Austria
will bo admitted aa soon as their in-
ternal conditions permit; and if ever
a stable government la adopted In
Russia, that country, too, will un-
doubtedly be invited to accede.
Meanwhile the league la rapidly
assuming ita duties. Through com-
missioners it has taken over the con-
trol of Danzig and the Saar Valley
Basin, in accordance with the Treaty
of Versailles; it has started the or-
ganization of the Court of Tnterna-
Itional Justice; it has assumed ita
' responsibilities for the minority peo-
ples of Poland under the terms of the
Polish treaty; It Is advising fnd sup-
porting tho International Labor
Office which has been constituted
under Its aegis. Its finances, guaran-
| teed by ita constituent members, are
Solicits your support and influence1 w <"> 11 satisfactory budget btuds.
for Congress Saturday. A clean, J Already tho Council of the League,
<1. II. Thurman And Wife Now
i«UhI On Paved staw.
H. Thurman, cashier of the Mil-
Grocery Company, and wife
moved Into their pretty new
khoiae at 901 Wef t Hunt street This
is a modern five room bungalow with
all conveniences and located on a
choice paved residence street. Mr.
and Mrs. Thurman are a worthy
youfy; couple, who are juBtly proud or
their new home.
hmator i ID WKSTBHOOK
faithful, honest, able man for all the
people. Vote for htm. His opponent
is asking for a fifth term.—(adv.)
which is its executive committee, has
held meetings in lyondon and Paris,
while tho Assembly, representative of
all the members nationa, will hold Its
first conference at a comparatively
early date. The permanent Secre-
tariat of the League, with temporary
J. Ed Skelton and family of Denl-
son came in to McKlnney Wednes-
day from a few days visit at the home
of his brother-in-law, R. D. Tompkins,; headquarters tn lyondon. has been
near Vlney Grove No. 2. They visit-j work for neatly a year on the ma-
«J^at the home of his parents, Mr. chlnery of organization, and the
tSL-' Mrs. T. h. Skelton, in this city buildings which It occupies are cen-
b« ore returning to Donison. tres of international business In which
director of the political section is a
Frenchman, and of the economic sec-
tion, an Englishman! a Norwegian Is j
in charge of the administrative com-
missions under the League, and a
Japanese heads the division of inter-
national bureaus; the director of
financial administration is a Cana-;
UJan; the head of the section on tran-
sit and communications is an Italian;
a Dutchman la chief of the legal divi-
sion. In addition there are Belgians,
Greeks, Spaniards, Swedes, Swiss,
Australians, Jugo-Slavs, Dunes, and
other nationalities—all at work on
tho common problem of harmonizing
international relations in the Inter-
ests of the human family.
A visitor ut the League's head-
quarters in London is struck, not only j
by the variety of work that Is being j
undertaken, but by its practical ap-1
pllcabillty to mattera of vital con- |
corn. In one department, treaties and j
agreements are being registered and •
published, marking the end of the evil |
days of hidden diplomacy. In an- j
other section, studlea are being made j
of tho movement of raw material* I
and coal, and plans are being formu-|
lated for more equitable distribution. \
Still another section is at work oi |
problems and conventions relating to j
international communications, such
as wireless and cable dispatches. Here1
is ti group preparing the terms under
which colonic. will be given by man-j
date, and the provisions by .which;
trade and commerce will be secured
to other members of the League be-1
sides the n andatory power. Here la |
i group working on plans foi Inter-1
national cooperation in tho elitn'iia- |
lion of the opium traffic. Hero is |
another section that is in touch with j
the political events of the world, so j
that a tribal movement in Beluchis-
tan, a strike in Roumania, or an elec- j
Hon in Japan or South Africa 1® j
immediately registered with tho Sec-1
retariat. Henceforth the world can
bo wise before the event rather than
after it, and a cloud on the horizon
no bigger than a man's hand can be
given a true Interpretation.
(Editors' Note—Tho foregoing rep-
resents the first chapter of an article
prepared by Raymond B. Fosdick,
published in the Atlantic Monthly for
June, and distributed in pamphlet
form by the league to Enforce Peace,
Now York. Succeeding chapters will
bo printed until the entire article is
SENATOR ED WrWTBROOK.
The Platform of
Marvin P. McCoy
Of Greenville, Texas
Senator, Fifth District
Hunt, Collin and Rains Counties
One who seeks high office should declare frankly and candidly his
lew -i on all public cnnsUcns. I crave a fair cons'.f'eratlon ol the statements
here submitted and will gladly answer questions touching other subjects.
1. 1 am a Democrat. I vote the ticket straight from President to Con-
2. Labor's rl^hl to organise, and to utilize such organization for its own
protection, must remain unabridged.
3. I favor and will support any law, properly drawn, which promises
punishment for excessive profiteering.
4. I promise, if elected, to work untiringly and unceasingly to find bet-
ter ami larger markets, and to develop better marketing systems, for all the
products of all the farms, the ranches, the shops and the factories of our
5. Texas school teachers.must be adequately paid for the noble up-
lifting work to which their energies aro devoted. Texas children must have1
ptiod school houses and these school houses must be well furnished and
equipped. To this end I pledge every effort.
fl. The genorocs and grateful care of wounded and disabled ex-service
men is primarily the duty of the Federal Government. If, however, the Fed-
eral Government In any manner fails to do the utmost that is required 1
/'favor prompt and liberal action by the State. I feel that tho soldier boys who
Nerved In the army siu uld be helped. They fo^|j^ for the country and they
fought well, and If it had not havo been for thef^^merlca would not be what
she Is today. I think there should bo some plo >od to show our appre-
ciation to them. Majority came back penniless, (oba; I appeal to every
fair minded person to not to forget their heron * bravery.
7. I am in fa "or of limiting the Pardoning < / 'of the Governor.
Human lives today are worthless; a person can kill an6. r In cold blood mur-
der and if the Jury d.tn't break his neck, be will get a pardon in a few years.
1 say If you want to stop murder set an example and let them pay the penalty
the jury gives them. What Is the use of spending the people's money to con-
vict criminals if you do not let them pay tho penalty?
8. 1 am In favor of amending the Suspended Sentence Law.
9. I am agr.lnst double Taxation. The way It is now, I pay $10,000 for
>. apiece of property, I pay $1,000 down I have to pay taxes on all the prop-
erty and the man that holds my notes has to pay taxes on the $9,000 worth of
notes, therofore it Is not right. The man that pays $1,000 down should pay for
whatever interest he hiu, In It.
10. I am in favor of 41 law that will regulate the Picture Shows of Texas,
so that they will show more clean and wholesome pictures.
11. I think that our Rural Schools should teach cotton classing, as n
. majority of our school boys never leave tho Rural Schools and therefore they
should know something about cotton.
12. I am against the law that makes It a penalty for a tenant farmer to
sell his products without tho written consent of the landlord, but do think that
the landlord should be protected In his rents.
13. 1 am In favor of a County Depository for Free School Books, and
let ti-e County Superintendent have charge over same.
14. We ehoutil not forget our old Soldiers In their old days. Let's show
our appreciation to them for their great efforts In paving tho way for us ti
live in this country and upholding Democracy.
1G. We should have better RaT; Road Sorvlce, such aa will provldo each
passenger with tho proper accommodations.
a, 16. I am in favor of amending tho Workman's Compensation Act so
that It will bo some boncflt to tho Laborer instead of the Corporation as a
Solicits your support and Influence
for Congress Saturday. A clean,
faithful, honest, able man for all the
people. Vote for htm. His opponent
is asking for a fifth term.—(adv.)
GOOD TOMATO CROP
R. Ij. Jackson, McKlnney
Grower and < anlner Has
R. L. Jackson, tho plant man and |
irucR grower, whose pretty place 'si
located 011 South Tennessee street, is j
marketing a most excellent crop of
tomatoes now every day. He is on our
square every day with his produce
wagon. In fact, there is scarcely a
week day In the year that Mr. Jack-]
son's produce wagon does not make its
appearance on the public square of,
our city. He state that tho John j
Bear tomato is a comparatively new 1
variety but that It is giving splendid!
satisfaction on account of Its prolific-1
map and flavor. By industry, hones:
dealing and courteous treatment. Bob,
Jackson has built up n well deserved
patronage. He is the county's most
successful produce anil plant man on
a large scale.
ENTERPRISING WIDOW L\!>Y.
Mrs. O. O. Bryant Of Princeton Owns
Farm and Raises Ixus Poultry.
Our office was honored with a visit
Tuesday from Mrs. O. C. Bryffr.t and
daughter, Miss Mattle, of Longneck.
Mrs. Bryant owns a Uttlo forty acre
farm right at tho point where the
old Longneck school house was for-
merly located. Mrs. Bryant Is n
widow lady, who runs her little farm
with tho assistance of a son nearly
grown. She raises hogs, has mllcn
cows and has an incubator, which en-
ables her to raise lots of chickens.
She now has about two hundred and
fifty young chickens. Most of them
are fryers. Mrs. Bryant was for-
merly Miss Rosa. DeBow. daughter of
tho late H. C. DeBow. Her mother
Mrs. Salena DeBow, died recently,
(Juno 1.) after a short Illness at her
home at Princeton.
senator i d wf.htbhook
Solicits your support and Influence
for Congress Saturday. A clean,
faithful, honest, able man for all tlio
people. Vote for him. His opponent
Is asking for a fifth term.—(adv.)
in colarado for summer.
Miriam Utile Daughter of
Parvlit Of IVllitn.
Walter Parvln and sons, H. M and
Malcolm, of Cellna, were In the city
Saturday aftfrnoon. Mr. parvln
stated that his little daughter, Miri-
am, Is spending the summer In Colo-
rado with her aunt, Mrs. W. T. Cox,
of Ada, Oklahoma, and her cousins,
Mrs. George S. Murphy of Sherman,
Texas, and Mrn, will Neathery of
Mrs. Fred Heard and daughter Miss
Dale Heard left Thursday for New
Orleans, La. for a visit with Mr. fcnd
Mrs. Andrew Qough.
Startling "First'' and "Only"
Facts About Remarkable Cam-
paign Being Conducted by
Striking and unusual reasons why Waco man should be
choice of men and women of Texas. Neff is the
only candidate who can BEAT Bailey
Pat Neff First Candidate
Now running for Governor of Texas to raise his voice in condemnation of the scheme of Joseph Wel-
don Bailey of Washington, D. C., to discredit the Democratic party in Texas.
—The FIRST to bring the Indictment of "extravagance," shameful waste of taxpayers' money
creation of useless offices in the administration or our State Government for several years past
the other candidates are now trying to "appropriate" this "plank" of Neff's.)
• The FIRST to enter and continue in the race for Governor without consulting the "politicians" of
of any faction In Texas—not even the bluffing, bullying "political machine" now offering Thomason as
its 'finished product," nor Mesdames Ames and Cunlngham,. who have been permitting misleading
propaganda go out to the women of Texas over heir names, assumtng to give "the facts," but In
reality suppressing the damaging facts about Thomason's consistent "anti-prohlbltion" and incon-
sistent "suffrage" record and misrepresenting Neff's consistent record, which has always been 100 per
cent favorable to both these issues—announcing and campaigning as a native private citizen of Texas
and if elected, owing no allegiance or "debts" or favors to any "politicians.
•—The FIRST to be regarded as the strongest, most invulnerable, cleanest man to BEAT BAILEY by one
of his gubernatorial opponents, who withdrew in Neff's favor so that the forces and friends of clean
progressive, Democratic government In Texas might not, through a division among its supporters or
the selfish aspirations of any candidate, run the grave risk of defeat at the hands of the most BITTER
FOE that the Democracy of this State has ever had. *
'—The FIRST who has not ,nov. or at some time during this campaign, had expensive "Headquarters"
on "Parlor Floors" at Dallas hotels and not had a "Campaign Manager," but who has left his politi-
cal fortunes solely in the hands of his friends throughout Texas, having only his automobile aa his
—The FIRST to be charged falsely by Thomason with riding illegally on a railroad "pass," which he
DID NOT do, and would not have done as a matter of political precaution, even if Neff's record, both
in public and private life, do not belie such an accusation and prove conclusively he is law-abiding
and honorable enough citizen not to do a thing illegal or inherently wrong.
—The FIRST m the history of Texas to make, or have made in his behalf by his friends, an average of
one speech for every three hours and forty-five minutes of each twenty-four-hour day from the
opening of his campaign for Governor at Waxahachle, Texas, Dec. 6, 1919, down to the present, or
more than 1,300 speeches thus far In the campaign—and NONE of these speeches being made by the
so-called "powerful politicians," male or female, of Texas either.
—The FIRST candidate known to have consistently refused to make speeches in his own behalf in any
church, of any denomination, for though undertaking to live a Christian life, Neff has ever stood for
a complete separation of Church and State, feeling that God's house should never be aught but a
"house of prayer."
Pat'Neff Only Candidate
—Who has not, for political expediency or private advantage, sought by public utterance and campaign
plan to" array one class of Texas' citizens. Industrial, religious or otherwise, against the other for the
deliberate and sole purpose of capturing the Governorship of this State, for Neff has not yet in his
lifetime "played" to any faction for Its favor or support, nor stepped down from the dignified plane
befitting an independent candidate for Governor, to take either side of community dissension; hav-
ing played favorites to NONE, will, as Governor, give a SQUARE DEAL TO ALL.
—The ONLY candidate who has, at ail times, remained loyal to the Prohibition cause in Texas, never
having voted in the Legislature with the saloon element and against "Submission," as Thomason did
six times in the year 1917, nor accepted private employment to enjoin the enforcement of prohibition in
Greenville, Hunt County, Texas, or anywhere else, nor acted as the paid attorney for the Association
Opposed to National Prohibition—but, rather, led the fight for prohibition in McLennan County in
1917, closing over 100 saloons forever, and then campaigned vigorously for Prohibition in many other
counties throughout Texas, never having had to change his record or convictions to conform to the
"1920 model" of good citizenship.
—The ONLY candidate charged by his opponents with having good .moral, Irreproachable Christian
character, and because of which efforts to lead a clean, upright life he is now being abused by his op-
ponents for what they try to make appear a "disqualification" and a "failing," as they charge him
with being "too clean a man to be Governor."
—The ONLY candidate who actively supported the cause of Woman Suffrage for years before he an-
nounced for Governor of Texas, making speeches for it when it was unpopular so to do, and has never
failed to lend his full indorsement, In every possible way, to the cause, refusing however, to sign a
telegram, as it was then worded, to our Senators at Washington, following and concerning the defeat
of the Woman Suffrage Amendment to our State Constitution, because, as th'en worded, Neff saw the
telegram cast unwarranted reflections on many good, clean, high-minded citizens of Texas who voted
against Woman Suffrage conscientiously and from honest conviction as they saw it.
—The ONLY candidate who has not offered present and prospective officeholders and State
the reward of patronage, preferment or "Jobs." in return for their political support and
—The ONLY candidate who has had his private life "investigated," from the time he was
boy on his venerable mother's farm down in McLennan County up to the present, and his personal
affairs probed by certain scurrilous, spying persons who have been hunting, though in vain thus far,
for something, however frail or unfounded, out of which to fashion CAMPAIGN LIES for use In
their desperation, trying to stop the tidal wave of rising sentiment in Neff's favor throughout Texas.
- The ONLY candidate who has gone directly to the "plain people," like himself with his candidacy,
having intensively campaigned practically every county in Texas, speaking in thirty-two counties In
which a gubernatorial candidate had never befcre „,.t foot in the history of our State, and the first
man to speak in one county of Texas sSnce Sam Houston as a candidate for Governor spoke there
nearly seventy years ago.
- The ONLY candidate who seems perfectly willing to let the voters of Texas know about every past
act, political or otherwise, of his past life, and who when his past Is mentioned does not try to get the
voters' minds off what he has done by telling them what he is "going to do if elected Governor,"
being the only one who seems to be perfectly willing to stand 011 HIS RECORD, who invites the
closest scrutiny of his acts at all times and who has no "explanations" or apologies to offer for any
—The ONLY candidate who is running on HIS OWN "platform," rather than the "sugar-coated" planks
of his opponents, all of whom have studiously "appropriated" one or more of Neff's "planks" and mis-
represented tho balance.
—The ONLY candidate who has had the "nerve" to take up the cudgel against the LARGE NON-RESI-
DENT LAND OWNERS, who hold millions of acres of land in Texas for speculative purposes, while
they reside outside of Texas, thus keeping such agricultural land idle and uncultivated, while they
are enhanced in value by the toll of the men and women of Texas who make and defend the homes of
our State; Neff urging a tax that would either bting development of such lands on the part of such
nonresidents, or bring about the sale of or revenue from such lands so held for the benefit of Texas
and her own citizenship, a proposal grossly and purposely misrepresented by Mr. Neff's opponents In
general and Thomason In particular, whose concern for the "land glutton" from another State is
"heartrending," to the neglect of the best Interest of the resident men and women of our State. •
—The Only candidate who, when promising the people an administration, economical, efficient and with
a reduced tax rate, can point to any past record : long such lines in public service; for Neff. as prose-
cuting attorney of McLennan County for six years, with onlyt wo assistants, turned into the taxpayers'
pockets, above the salaries and expenses of an office theretofore administered by eleven salaried men
and which had been run at a loss up to that time, the sum of $24,788.00, which was more than the
combined profits of all similar offices in Texas for the same period; while his opponents point to
NOTHING as proof of their sincerity ,or ability, Thomason himself having even been a member of the
extravagant administration at Austin for the last four years, helping to create hundreds of the present
nearly 4,000 offices under State pay, and never raising bis voice against approp-latlng vhe mere than
$5,000,000.00 annually for the salaries of :<uch norde of officeholders, political and otherwise.
—THE ONLY candidate who has any extensive Indorsement of the State press, MORE THAN 200
NEWSPAPERS throughout Texas supporting Neff both as tho BEST FITTED man to be Governor
and as tho STRONGEST MAN to BEAT BAH Y.
—The ONLY candidate who enjoys the distinction of being unanimously indorsed by the Democratic
convention of his "HOME" county, by hl< "neighbors," those who have known him longest and most
intimately his entire lifetime, as well as tho Indorsement of the EL PASO TIMES, which Is Thoma-
son's "home" paper and the only Democratic ne\<Spnper |n ujj Paso.
—The ONLY candidate who, during the campaign, has not had to go to Washington, D. C.. on "legal
business" or to Austin to help appropriate $6,000,000.00 more for the taxpayers to pay or create new
and useless offices and get "fresh order* from the Statfc House "political machine."
—The ONLY candidate with a record so consistent nnd unimpeachable that he can, under any and nil
conditions of political combat, meet and BEAT Joseph Weldon Bailey for the Governorship of Texas.
—The ONLY candidate In the race who has NEVER committed the offense of voting for or supporting
Bailey and whom Bailey Is AFItAID to meet in debate on any "stump" In Texas.
Men and Women, CONCENTRATE
on NEFF and BEAT Bailey
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