The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 37, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 5, 1920 Page: 1 of 16
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TIHBTY-SPVBMTH YEAR (Eatabl Lulled February 7, ISM)
MdUNNEY, OOIiUUV COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY AUG. 5. !#20.
16 PAGES IN 2 SECTIONS THIS WEEK
The twenty-first annual Ex-Confed-
eruteu und Old Settlor* picnic and re-
union caine to a successful close Sat-
urday night at d will go down In his-
tory oh one of (lie mom delightful al-
fM r« of this nature ever to Luke pluee
in Collin county.
On the Jay the picnic was to
open there came a rain that delayed
the opening one day but settled the
duiit and cooled the atmosphere.
Thursday was tht first day and Sat-
urday night at the close the grounds
were yet dustlocw.
The attendance was uniftmarly
henry, perhapjt establishing a record
for attend&noo. More than forty
thousand people attended It was es-
timated. In the big crowd It was ob-
served by man / were hundreds of peo-
ple from out or the county. It was
one of the greatest re-unlons of
friends and relatives ever seen In Mc-
Kinney. More people from out of the
county attended than lias ever before
seen at a picnic and reunion in Mc-
Prom all reports the concession
men -were well pleased with the picnic.
One of the 'oatures o." the three days
affair with tho high class music ren-
dered by the McKlnr.ey Municipal
Hand. It was generally conceded that
McKlnney had the beat music ut this
t'lcnic that visitors had ever hoard on
a. similar occasion. The concerts wore
well arranged tind Director Barrows
wu* able at nil times to get the best
results from his musicians.
Nothing can take the place of this
old established custom of holding a
picnic and reunion one* a year tn
McKlnney. While It la given primarily
In honor of the "Confeda" and their
familletf and the old settlers and their
families yet tho younger generation
get equally an much pleasure from the
Collin countv Is proud of tbe old
t*me picnic and reunion and tbe poo-
Pin as a whole are deeply appreciative
of the loyalty and hard work of the of
fleers and directors and the various
committeemen who worked so
gealoualy and unselfishly for the auo-
ccsh of tho one Juat closed.
Thursday afternoon after president
Doggett had delivered the address of
welcome resolutions commemorating
the lives of Capt. F. M. (Tuck) Hill
und Col. J. W. Dockins, both deceas-
ed. were read Cupt. Hill wu« for many
yoars grand marshal of the rounlon
und picnic, while Col. Docklns wua
the originator of the Collin County
Huby Show and president of it until
his death. They rendered valuable
service during their life time In mak-
ing theso annual picnics a success.
They have passed away since last
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llig hnili' Crowd.
Probably every section of the coun-
ty was represented In the crowd
which attended tho picnic and re-
union here. There were hundreds
of people from Wyllo, I'lano, Nevada.,
I'lke, Cellna, Frisco, Weston, Van
Alstyne, and other remote sections. It
was doubted that the crowd would he
OS large us It was after the rain
came Wednesday, but those doubts
were shuttered by the actual atten-
dance of one of tho blggost flrst-ilu)
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Dinner for Old Soldiers.
A. sumptuous dinner was provided
for tbe veterans of the Civil war at
the beautiful old Southern home of
< Sen. 10. W. Kirk Patrick in the out-
skirts of McKlnney. Eighty-seven
old warriors gathered there and woro
served dinner by tho Scott-Dickson
Chapter Daughters of the Confeder-
acy. Many wives of tho Confederates
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Car Makes Ix>ng Ui r-
The Jump made by the Overland
Four at tho picnic ground* Thursday
evening at 8 o'clock was a sensational
and thrilling event. The car waa
driven by H. W. Davidson, employe in
the garage of O. A. Brannon, Collin
county agent for the Overland auto-
mobiles. The leap across the doep ra-
vine was a successful one. It had been
advertised that tho Overland (Jump-
ing Horse) would leap 10 feet. Tho
fact of the business Is the car Jumped
a distance of thirty-one feet. The car
was diiSen at a rate of 45 miles per
hour when it made the leap. On ac-
count of the excessive speed it nearly
doubled tho distance It was supposed
to have Jumped and came down with
such force, nosing Into tho ground,
bending the front axle. Nothing else
about the ear was damaged. Not n
spring was broken. The axle has been
Htralghtenend and tho car Is now on
exhibit at Brannon's garage.
These demonstrations are beliiK
given to convinco the public of tho
durability of the springs on the now
At Denvor, Colorado, a moving plo-
ture was made of this Overland mak-
ing the leap, which picture was shown
on tho screen at the Pope Theater In
McKlnney a few days ««o. The cars
that do the actual Jumping are regu-
lar stock cars.
♦ ♦ ♦
Walker's Big DV«i*Mr-
O. J. B. Walker, whow saddle, shoe,
Continued en last page or this seetlon
NEFF FOR GOVERNOR
Gainesville. Texas. Aug. 3.—Among
tho resolutions adopted by the Cooke
County Democratic convention Sat-
urday wus-the following:
We indorse the candidacy of the*
Hon. Put Neff for Governor of Texas
and commend him to the Democratic
voters of Cooke CotThty.
We regret and condemn the at-
tacks heretofore made by J. W. Bai-
ley upon the Democratic party and
especially upon the administration of
Woodrow Wilson. These attucks, in
our Judgment, were uncalled for and
give aid and comfort to our political
enemies and lessen the chances of
the success of our party In the com-
ing national election.
it is our Judgment that J. W. Hal-
ley Is not a resident of Texas or eli-
gible to the office of Governor, and
we believe he Is not a resident of
this town or county and has no law-
ful right to take part in our prima-
i !«•« or elections.
YOUNG BAPTIST MINISTER
Rev. I. D. Wulliuc Of Greenville
Here During Mi'Kimic} IlCnlo.
Rev. I. D. Wallace of Greenville
und wife were visitors at the home of
the latter's slater, Mrs. G. W. Hardin
In thla city Thursday. Rev. Wallace
a young Baptist minister, who mov-
ed from McKlnney to Greenville last
fall to attend Burleson College at that
place. Bev. Mr. Wallace ia at present
puator of two churches. One la the
Mexico charge in Hunt county, while
the other is at Brunch In Collin coun-
ty. Ho stutes that he recently closed
a good meeting at Branch, which re-
sulted In twelve additions to tho
chnreh and in a general aplrltuai
uplift tor that entire community. Hev.
Wallace .Jid wife were roared in this
county, where they have many rela-
tives and friends. They keep up with
the old home news by reading tho
if. W. DAVIDSON ONION GROWER
Well Known Culleoka Mariner En-
couraged Over Cotton Crop (\>iull-
J Walter Davidson of Culleoka ha3
seven und one-half acres of onions on
his farm this year that he predicts
■will make from GO to 70 bushels per
acre. Mr. Duvldson Is cooperating with
other onions growers in tho county in
an effort to form a cooperative mar-
keting system for the entire county,
whereby each individual grower may
sccure a reasonable price for his pro-
duct. Mr. Davidson Is one of tho coun-
ty'.'! best farmers, as well as most in-
fluential citizens. He states that corn
in his section of the county Is about
a si average crop this year. The
"Imvldson Sunshine Cotton" is ex-
ceedingly promising at this time and
Ih comparatively t'ree of Insects. Mr.
Duvldson has developed tho "David-
son Sunshine Cotton," Which efforts
have required about ffteen years of
very careful attention. Tho character-
istic of this variety of cotton, Is a fo-
liage not so dense as ordinary cotton,
admitting plenty of sunshine, thus
making the cotton less liable to Insect
damage and allowing sunshine and air
to circulate and mature the cotton
oarller than otherwise with ordinary
heavy foliage cotton.
DR. J. L. PIERCES CONDITION.
Former McKlnney Pastor Still Quite
III At Daughter's Rome in Dallas. 1
Hev. .T. L. Pierce, D. D., of whose
Illness wo mndo mention some tlm*
ago, Is at the home of hts daughter,
Mrs. W. D. Blaylock, in this city, and
his condition is by no" means satlsfac*
tory. Ho has shown apparent. Im-
provement. a number of times, but ho
Is very 111 now. T.et hla friends bear
hint up In their prayers. May ho have
sustaining grace In this long illness.
Texas Christian Advocate (Dallas.)
DAI OUTER SERIOUSIVY
llili IN OKIiAIIOIMA
A. T. lUiper returned Friday even-
ing from BokchltQC Okla., where ho
and his wife were called by the seri-
ous Illness of their daughter, Mrs.
Bertha Parker, a teacher In the Bok-
ehlto schools, who has typhoid fever.
Mrs. Itaper remained with her daugh-
ter. Her condition had not shown
any Improvement when he deputed
for home to resume his campaign for
county tax collector.
A. A Wheatley. former district
clerk, Is carrying his right arm In a
sling as the result of a fall from the
uteps if his home. Besides dislocat-
ing his shoulder his arm waa sprained
and he has been suffering oonaMar-
STARTS AUG. 7
Dallas, Texas, July 30.—The Texan
Chamber of Commerce will conduct
an extensive advertising campaign
of. Texaa tesources in connection
with the Texas Farm Boy Special
which will leave the A. ft M. College,
August 7, and run through Okla*
homa, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Illi-
nois, Indiana, Michigan, OntarlO,
New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland,
District of Columbia, Virginia, Welt;
Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ala-
buma, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
A booklet descriptive of Texas has
been printed and will be idlstributed
by the thousands along the route. Tho
unique visit of the farm boys to the
numerous cltlea and towns along the
route is attracting much press com-
ment and offers an opportunity for
wide-spread publicity of Texas' re-
sources. A publicity man from the
state chamber will be aborad the
train to greet tho newspaper men
along the route and "slip them the
dope" upon the opportunities offered!
by the Lone Star State to home
seekers and Investors, Correspondents
will be sent with the special train by
several big Texas newspapers and
magazines, including tho Houston
Chronicle, San Antonio Express, Dal-
las News, and the Progressive Farm-
er. These correspondents will help
advertise Texas as well as send ba«k
tho news of the Texas Farm Boy
Special for the benefit of the par-
ents and friendu of the boys aboard
I-I M I- |..|..|..|. |..;,.|..H"l"l"l"l-l"l l "l"l"I"H
FOSTER'S WEATHER BULLETIR
Copyrighted 1 IIS by W. T. Foster
n 1111 i i 11 i mi i in l n 1111
Washington, D. C. August 6 1920 —
Warm waves will reach Vancouver
E. C. about August 7, 14, 21, >U und
temperatures will rise on all the Pa-
cific slope. They will oruu c*e«t of
Kockies by close of 8, 15,22, 29; plains
uecoon 9, 1C, 23, 30; mertdiu>< 90, up-
per great lakes, Ohio-Tennessee and
lower Mississippi valleys 10, 17, it,
31; lower groat lakes and c-asu-i u sec-
tions 11, 18, 26, Sept. 1 reaching vi-
cinity of Newfoundland about August
12, 19, 26 and Suptembor 2 Storm
•waves will follow about ons -lay be-
hind warm waves and cool waves
one day behind atorm wave*.
I can not de.e -mlne the exact paths
the storm wavt .Will folljw. Th(e,v coinc
a little behlna*"ibe warm wave& Tem-
peratures will average much k>Wor in
the northwest quarter or quadrant of
the storms tha i at the storm center
and much higher In the southeast
quadrants will average about same
temperatures as tho center of the
storm. Big storms huv.j a clear < r
partially cloudy center with dense
clouds all round that center. Most
precipitation falls on thut side of the
storm which is In the direction from
Its center toward that part of the
ocean waters from wheh the moisture
camos. Some moisture is nov.' still
coming from the Gulf of Mexico but
most of it comes from Haffins Buy.
Biifflns Bay moisture will lncieas.j for
several months and that from the Gulf
o? Mexico decrease.
The storm to cross continent from
Acgust 7 to 13 will bo one of the most
seiere of tho summer and that l'rom
21 to 29 a still greater storm. The
mcnth of August will not be good for
northern harvests but for the conti-
nent cropweather will be better tliar
th average. Some great destruotioas
of crops will occur from tornadoes,
hurricanes and heavy rains but thesi
will cover Comparatively small set-
tles. My warnings of st.-wre storms for
tho -week centering on July "> v...
certainly good. Watch August \,-et
ther; It will be radical.
Cropweather and crops of I'.'-.'O v. ill
average about normal, but, of course
some sections will get vastly bo'.tar
crops than others. South America will
get a bad start at beginning of its
crepseason in October and November.
1 regret that termers were forcod
to sell their grain at enormous de-
pressions because they had to pay the
government loans just at harvest time
1 also regret that hundreds of thous-
ands are delivering their railway and
oiner stocks at enormous losses he-
cause the banks have withdrawn tho
louns that onabled stockholders to
carry the stocks. But who will get the
grain and stocks' Those who nre abl'i
to hold them. Will they soil at hotiowi
prices? No. They do not have to There
ait not enough products of tho mines,
tho farms and the factories of Amer -
ica to supply-world demand*. Tho only
way to bring down the high cost of
living is to continue contracting tho
currency until a financial panic oc-
curs, but that Is like drawing tha life
t.lood from a man's arteries. I Oo not
believe that policy will bo pursued,
therefore I encourage a'l producers
to bellevo that our government will
pursue a more natural course and seo
that supply and demand govern
prices. Make the profiteers unload but
don't curtail our currency. I beliovo
that big prices will prevail In accord
with the great world demands.
REV. ABNER SNIDI.II TO
CONDUCT? REVIVAIi MRCTING.
Bev. Abner Snider, Christian mln-
later, haa gone to Bylle, Dallas coun-
ty, where he will hold a revival meet-
Farmers Set licking Price.
ftnnls, Texaa, Aug. 8.—About >60
farmers met here Saturday afternoon
and agreed on a price of fl.60 a hun-
dred pounds to be paid for ootton
J. W. Chancellor of Bowie In the
Dallus News suys.
"I urn one of those who In the re-
cent primary voted for the Hon. ft.
10. Thotnusou of l'JI 1'uso and Gaines-
ville and notwithstanding the efforts
of the Bailey cohorts to capture
the totes of Thomason I want to suy
that In my opinion, 99 per cent of
the Thomason votes will be for Neff,
and likewise the Loonoy votes."
In the course of his communica-
tion, Mr. Chancellor also says;
"Mr. Bailey mukes the proud as-
sertion that he has not changed hla
political position In thirty years.
"We should not forget that he la
tho stime man who opposed the Fed-
oral Savings Banks. He la the same
man who opposed the parcel post,
the means by which every farmer In
the State could receive his mail ev-
ery day. He Is the man who oppos-
ed the child labor law, a law which
has for its purpose the prevention of
children working in factories and In
mines and such places until such time
us they were reusonably able to so la-
bor. He opposed the pure food law.
The repeal of this law would be worth
millions of dollars to Ihe food syec-
lator, and as he does not change his
position it is reasonable to say that,
It elected Governor, he would favor
the repeal of this law. He opposed
the Federal Reserve Banks, the only
means which the common peoplo
have ever enjoyed for keeping Inter-
est at reasonably low rates and pre-
venting panics. He opposed the Farm
Loan Bunk, which mukes it easier for
people to own homes. He opposed
the selective draft. He opposed the
League of Nations and stands with
Lodge und the Riepbllcan adminis-
tration. He has openly culled Wood-
row Wilson -a Socialist and haa op-
posed everything he did. and yet, at
the same time, he Indorses Cox, when
Cox and Wilson are In harmony."
UNION CULLUOKA REVIVAL.
Methodists And Baptists To Unite
Forces In Trait Meeting.
The Methodist and Baptist churches
of Culleoka will combine In a union
meeting to begin July 31 to last for
two weeks. It will differ from the
ordinary union meetings in that it
will be in charge during the first
week of the Methodists, while tho
Baptists will be In charge of the sec-
ond week of the meeting. Rev. W. S.
Boyd of Princeton is pastor of the
Motliodlst church at Culleoka and
Rev. Fincher pastor of tho Baptist
church at the same place. A big
tent has been secured from the Wo-
men's Missionary Society of the
Blythes Chapel Methodist church. In
which to hold the Culleoka union
TO GRADUATE FROM
C. I. A. AT DENTON
Denton, Texas, July 31.—Miss
Marian Hill of McKlnney will receive
the degree of Bachelor of Science,
and Miss Jessie Lois Walker, also of
McKlnney, will receive a diploma at
the close of the summer session of the
College of Industrial Arts, Denton,
Texas, Aug. 19, at which time fifty
other young women of Texus will re-
ceive degrees, diplomas, and certifi-
cates. Thirty of the fifty young
ladies will receive degrees, and the
remaining twenty will receive dlplo-
iiiiis and certificates.
Misses Hill and Walker very credit-
ably represent McKinney In the Col-
lege of Industrial Arts, vhich is now
tho largest college for women In the
United States with the exception of
Smith and Welleuley and which has
enrolled this year 1462 girls in the
regular session, and 666 in the sum-
mer session, or r. total of 1828 Texas
girls. The class with which Misses
Hill and Walker will graduate will be
composed of fifty of tho finest girls
of Texas, and this number added to
the number of graduates at the close
of the regular session, June 1, make
260 graduates that C. L A. has sent
forth this year to serve as leaders In
the homes and the communities of
Texas. In the summer session at
the College of Industrial Arts more
than 200 regular college courses are
offered In addition to instruction for
Teachers State Certificates by the fa-
culty of seventy-five members.
Miss Hill 1s a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Dock Hill. Miss Walker Is a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. E.
BABY SON ARRIVES
Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Perkins Of Near
McKinney Are The Proud
GO TO WALTER, OKLA.
Mi. and Mrs. O. D. Ward Conclude
Pleusant Wichita Falls Visit.
In a letter from Mrs. C. D. Ward of
Dallas, dated at Wichita Falls, Texas,
July 30, she states: "We are leaving
Wichita Falls today for Walter, Okla-
homa. Since coming up hero, we have
visited my brother, Jake Meroney, at
Electra, Texas. Mr. Ward has not
been feeling so well for the last two
or three days, but is better today. Wo
are enjoying our trip fine. We enjoy
reading our old McKlnney home
news through the Daily Courier-Ga-
zette columns. Pleaso change our ad-
dress from Wichita Falls to Box 217,
Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Perkins, who
|ve three miles South of McKinney. are
rejoicing over the arrival of a little
baby son to bless their home. The
happy young father Is the youngest
son of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Perkins.
The young mother was formerly Miss
Fay Talkington, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. L. R. Talkington of the Bloom-
CLARENCE RAGSDALE BETTER
ENJOYED OLD nOME VISIT.
Iioc Chastiiln Of Madlll, Okla., Wus
Reared In Bowlliy Community.
Lee Chastaln of Madlll, Oklahoma,
visited his cousin, Mrs. Joe Williams,
In Southwest McKlnney during tho
picnic. Lee was reared In the Bowlby
community, but left here about twenty
years ago. He attended our big pic-
nic and had the pleasure of renewing
acquaintances with many of his old
friends from over this county, who
come here to attend the picnic.
AI/TON JONES TO WED.
I*riiiccton Girl will Become Bride Of
Yoakum Young Man Who W«s
Friends here have received the fol-
lowing: "Mr. and Mrs. Charles W.
Warden request the honor of your
presence at the marriage of tholr
daughter, Maud, to Mr. M. Alton
Jones, on Thursday evening, Aug. 12,
1920 seven o'elcck at their home,
Princeton. Texas. At home after Aug.
20. Yoakum, Texas."
Mr. Jones is a son of Mr. and Mrs.
M. T. Jones of this clytand at present
is manger of the Woolwortli store ut
Yoakum. Ho Is regarded as one of the
rising young business men of tho
country whose old homo friends will
hasten to extend congratulations In
ndvance on his matrimonial venture
and wish him and his fair brldo to be
a'l the Joys and success of happy
Young Rlieas Mill Fanner In Carls-
l ad Sanitarium for Tul>crculoais.
Cl&rence Ragsdale, a young Rhea
Mills farmer who la a patient In the
Sanitarium for treatment of tuber-
culosis at Carlsbad, Texas, Is fast re-
covering his health. When he went
there, two and one half months ago,
he weighed only 133 pounds, but now
he wheigs about 170 pounds. Cral-
cnce is a brother of A. L. Ragsdale,
the McKinney grocery merchant, and
of !•;. O. Ragsdale, who lives just East
of McKinney. He Is a son-in-law of
J. M. Furr of Rhea Mills. Clarence
had the influenza last wlntpr, run-
ning into pnoumonla and terminat-
ing In tuberculosis. But his com-
plete recovery is now assured which
is most gratifying news to his num-
erous home friends hero.
ICE CREAM SUPPER.
To Be Given At Wilson Chapel Fri-
day Nlglit Aug. 6th.
Miss Hthel Rtutledge of the Wilson
Chapel community called at thla of-
fice Monday and placed an order for
circulars advertising an ice cream
supper that is to be hold at Wilson
Chapel Friday night, August 6th. The
proceeds from this cream supper will
be used by the ladles on work In the
Wilson Chapel cemetery. They In-
vite the public to attend and help in
NEAR-SERIOUS AUTO WRECK.
Auto of Mrs. Wilson Ncar .Sanger
Hacked Into Ditch and Wrecked.
Jolin H. Cullom TCloch-d.
John H. Cullom of Dallas, well-
known to many Collin county peo-
plo, and a brother-in-law of Rev, G.
O. Key, was elected dletrlct clerk of
Dallas county, In tho democratic pri-
mary last Saturday. Mr. Cullom, for
twenty-five years, was editor of the
Garland News. Wo have known and
liked him for thirty years, and were
glad ndeed to hear of hla election.
While enrouto to McKlnney to at-
tend tho picnic and visit relatives lost
week, Bert Jones and family of Sang-
o;- woro witnesses of a near-serious
auto accident about four miles on thla
side of Sanger. Tho wrecked car bo-
longed to a Mrs. Wilson, whose daugh.
ter and daugliter-ln-law were also oc-
cupants of tho tamo car with her. The
lady driving the car became confusel
in shifting tho gears and unintention-
al!} threw her car In reverse, backing
the machine off Into a deep ditch De-
slde the road and badly damaging It.
Fortunately, tho ladles wore not seri-
Illg Weston Gin Sella.
Tho Weston gin was sold at J
o'clock Tuesday under a deed of trust
by J. Ollle Smith, trustea. It wa«
sold to the hlghaat bidder for $9000.
8. Welsman bought tho outfit.
Although Joseph W. Bailey secured
a plurality of more than eight hundred
votes In the July 24 primary In Collin
county, the Collin County Democratic
Convention last Saturday was con-
trolled by delegates strongly opposed
to the former Senator and anything ha
The Convention was a rather tame
affair. Only three times was there a
contest between the rival factions.
The first came following the offering
of a resolution by the committee on
platform and resolutions. After the
resolution had been read by Col. J. L.
Doggett, Gip Carpenter of Piano, a
Bailey delegate, offered an amendment
< ndorsing the nominees who head the
national ticket, endorsing the open
shop and denouncing llie circular be-
ing distributed calling on democrats
to vote for Pat Neff for Governor and
if, failing to nominate the Waco candi-
date, vote either for the American
party candidate or the Republican
The credentials committee, at tho
request of Mr. Carpenter, of Piano,
reported on who was entitled to voto
in the convention. The report read by
H. C. Miller was adopted. Mr. Carpen-
.er then arose and spoke to his
Sam Neathery called on the "pro-
admlnistratlon, Woodrow Wilson Dem-
ocrats" to vote solidly against the
amendment offered by Mr. Carpenter.
He charged that Bailey supporter*
were responsible for the issuance of
the "Labor League Circular," but that
he believed It was gotten out too ear-
ly, that It would react and prove a
boomerang to the Bailey cause.
Incidentally, Neathery said that if
Bailey should receive the nomination
he would gladly support him in the
general election. Later Mr. Carpenter
In the course of some remarks, said
he would support Nell if he was the
nominee. Both statements were ap-
Col. J. L. Doggett made a fiery
speech In which he denounced Bailey
and expressed the opinion that the Na-
tional Democratic Executive Commit-
tee would not allow Bailey to make
speeches in doubtful states for the
Democratic ticket (Loud cheers and
He commended Gov. Hobby's hand-
ling of the Galveston strike situation.
Mr. Carpenter denied that Bailey or
even Neff leaders were responsible for
the Labor circular. He said he be-
lieved when It was traced down that
it would be found that it came from
the same source as the so-called "Red
circular" issued some time ago and
which a Dallas labor leader admitted
The vote on the amendment to the
resolution was taken. At the request
of Mr. Carpenter the vote was taken
by voting boxes. The result was 58
against the amendment and £3 for It.
A viva voce vote on the resolution
resulted in Its adoption with a loud
chorus of ayes.
The chairman was empowered to ap-
point a committee to recommend del-
egates to the State convention. This
committee consisted of Jack Sports-
man, Yancy Powell, Mrs. John Heard.
Ed Gibson, M. N. Stroup.
The Convention was called to order
by County Chairman G. E. Abernathy.
A brief session of the County Ex-
ecutive committee was held and th4
nominees of the recent primary declar-
The nomination of a temporary
chairman was in order. Sam Neathery
arose and said he wished to place In
nomination "that sterling Democrat
and warhorse of Collin democracy—
G. R. Smith." Nominations were
closed and Judge Smith was elected
by acclamation. Clarence Dowdy was
placed In nomination for temporary
secretary and elected by acclamation.
The Chairman appointed committees
Credentials—Henry Miller, Miss
Mary Lou Graves, J. D. McElhannon,
Mrs. L. C. Clifton, J. Ed Rhea.
Permanent Organization.—R. E.
Crockett, E. W. Sweeney, Mrs. Helen
McDonald, Abe Enloe, Dr. W. F. Wol-
Platform and Resolutions.—J. L.
Doggett, Mrs. E. L. Burton. R. O. Cox,
W. G. Kelly, Ma.vin Houser.
Mr Carpenter offered a resolution
to the effect that the delegates from
t'ollln county to the State Convention
be instructed to vote In the Stato
Convention for a platform of principles
advocated by the successful candidate
in the run-off primary. -
Mr. Neathery spoke against Its
adoption. He said Is bore merit on its
face, but he thought the matter ought
to be left to the wisdom of the State
Convention. The resolution was de-
flated overwhelmingly, anti-Bailey
and Bailey lines governing the vote.
This resolution was us follows:
Whereas, Ex-Senator Bailey and
Hon. Pat M. Neff having received the
highest plurality vote for Oovernor In
the recent primary election, and
Whereas, It Is therefore made
necessary to hold a second primary on
the 28th. day of August to determine
which one of these gentlemen shall be
the nominee of the Democratic party
for Governor. Therefore, be It
Resolved, that the delegates elected
by this convention be and are 'hereby
Instructed to vote tn the Democratlo
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Perkins, Tom W. & Wilson, Walter B. The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 37, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 5, 1920, newspaper, August 5, 1920; McKinney, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth293269/m1/1/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society.