The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 35, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 18, 1918 Page: 1 of 16
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THIRTY-1 IITH YEA It < K-tablMicd IVbruary 7, lh 4)
McKINM.Y. COLLIN POINTY. TIWs, Tlll ltsDAV. APRIL IH. HHN.
16 PAGKS IN TWO SECTIONS THIS WEEK
TEXAS GOES ON BRITISH RETAKE METEREN CENSUS ROLLS
Joe K. ixiiiii nt, county fond admin-
istrator, hiis received the following.
H.isi,! upon voluntary, unsolicited
resolutions passed in numerous coun-
ties mill l y various organizations to
abandon tin use c t wheat until the
now crop uml on account of assur-
ances received at till, nlfi.c from
Mrholcsalc ami retail gi ocors. I am to-
<lay t elegi uphlng Mr Hoover, telling
Jilin that tin1 groat Slate of Ti \ is, rl-
fectlvo April 15th, Kui'.s mi a whcat-
1. mm basis until J ulit- 1st, anil longi-r,
After (I'clinK till1 pill '■ of tlm peo-
ple carefully through our district
and county :i<l in in i..i rations, I am eon -
vtncod that the eiti/.i lis of Texas real-
ly 'wnnt to make thin sacrifice an a
proof to the world of their willingness
to make any contribution within their
power toward not only winning the
war, but winning it Just a.s speedily
In order to accomplish the result
doKirrnl, the plan to lie curried out Is
I. Present stocks of flour in the
hands of consumers and retailors ale
to bo consumed sluv Iv or rather con-
served iih far as possible fur the use
of bullies, youuk ehildreii ;nul in-
valids It la desired llial these stock,
«if flour may In- made to lasi indeil
nitely. or until Texas resumes Hie
eonsuinpiioii of wheat fluur general-
i. Wholesale am. retail grocers
mo liit* ii.m heard from have voluntar
ily proposed not lo order further sup
piles of flour for theli Texas trade bill
to allow all of their un-Oiipped order:
it the mills lo lie packed in I HI pni'iul
into sacks for export ami diverted to
Kuropo. All while I • and reiail gro-
cers should be reipiesli d to follow
thin course and consumers should be
Irongly urged to full In line and co-
operate, and evi'i y effort, if any, on
their part to secure or hoard flour
during this period should bo vigor
S. The administration at Washing-
ton fur very wise rensons has eon-
eluded to have the bakeries continue
supplying Victory bread containing
not lens than 25 per cent substi-
tutes, In order that Ihose families
who ore not in position to bake their
brend may be taken cure of through
this source. You will please make it
clear lo the bakers that they should
oonflno their sales to their regular
customers and not seek new outlets
for their products.
4. II Is urged Hint each district
and county administrator handle all
problems arising In connection with
this new program wisely and con-
servatively with the Idea always in
mind of accomplishing fully and
promptly the desires and results above
B. Undertaking Hi is flour abstin-
ence can undoubtedly be accomplish-
ed with greater ease and comfort at
this season of the vear than at any
other time, In view of the groat abun-
dance of fresh vegetables, berries,
etc., resulting from the unprece-
dented number of ■well worked pro-
line homo-gardens throughout the
Worn ft telegram received a few
days ago from Mr Hoover, I can as-
sure you that this Motion nil the part
of Texus will be most welcome to him
and our great slate in adopting same
is taking the lend and selling an ox-
anr.de which will materially aid the
administration at Washington in ac-
complishing thai conservation In
wheat flour which Is now so extremely
urgent and the importance ol 'Which
t he great battle raging In Franco em -
pba.'-lr.oa so strongly.
V ry truly yours,
K. A. PKHEN.
Pert oral Food Administrator for Texas
Merchants sign Agreement.
Joe I*.. Lurgcnt, food administrator
for roll In county, Is requesting all
mot-chant* to cancel any contractu
Hint, they may have made with mills
for flour and asking them not to pur-
chase n.ny more flour from the mills
until Juno 1. or longer, If need bo.
The merchants of McKlntiey and other
towns In this and other counties have
already voluntarily signed this con-
tract. In this way it will give those
mills an opportunity to furnish the
(lovernment with their entire output
The merchant* of McKlnney have
agreed to dispone of all flour that they
may have on hand now except a suf-
ficient quantity to take care of the
needs of Invalids and small children
who require wheat bread. This will
prevent any one merchant from keep-
ing in stock a large amount of flour
at. one time.
M'TTTKU ntOM FRANCK.
McKlnney Nohllor Hoy Writes ill
l*nite of French iNnplc.
Ixindon, April 17 ltrltish troops
have recaptured Meteren. Meld Mar-
shal Haig announced today.
"In the neighborhood of W>tschaetc
yesterday evening, we siicceHSfully
counter-attacked," llaig said. "In
Meteren the situation also was re-
stored. Tile village is ours."
London. April 17. "Mast of Ypres.
In consequence of the enemy program
along the L.v«, ltrltish troops holding
forward positions were withdrawn to
a tn*w line, deliberately and without
Interference front the enemy," Field
Marshal llaig reported today.
"Soul If of Arras, opposite Boyetle*
(•even miles south) our line was com-
WOMEN DAE DOING
A phone message was received Wed-
nesday by Tony McDonald announce-
inf I lie death at fi o'clock that, morn-
lug of his brother-in-law. I). Work,
it I)urant, t iklalioina. The deceased
wim a former citiscu ami business
man of this county but hail boon In
the dry goods business at lhira.nl for
about H) years. He had been in poor
health for a year, culminating in a
stroke of paralysis about three weeks
ago front Which his depleted physi-
cal condition could not rally.
I'. Work was born near Jcfferson-
ville, Indiana, September -S, IS57,
being therefore HO years, li months
and 21 days old at the time of Ins
death. The family "nine to Texas 40
years ago, first Bottling in Dalian
county but soon moving on up to Col-'
j tin county where they lived in the
Lebanon section foi many years, lie
was in the drug business at Lebanon
! I'ur a number of years, thru was ill
l the dry goods business at Frisco. lie
! later bought grain and cot I on In Mc-
! Kinue\ for lwo or tone seasons. For
tin years he was In the dry goods
i business ai IUirnlit, ttkla. Ho was
j married In Miss Mottle I loach of
Frisco, who, with their only child.
Miss Isabollo, survive the death of
their husband and father. The daugh.
lor is a. high school teacher at Mc-
A.loster, Oklahoma. His parents, Mr.
and Mjrs. A. <Work, are both buried
at McKlnney. The decedent Is sur-
vived by one brother and six sisters
as follows. John Work of Durant,
Mrs. M'. B. Hugh of Durant.; Mrs. J.
A. Smith of Hon ryot to, Okta.; Mrs. J.
W. orenduff, Henryotta, Okla.; Mrs.
Mrooks (ioodall of Dickinson, North
Dakota; Mrs. Fred Othmnn of St.
Aci urdlng to reports compiled by
i'entity Superintendent W S. Smith,!
the scholastic enrollment of t'olllni
count) lias decreased from fill\ lo a
hundred compared Willi last yea'
census The enrollment or I 111 7 I ii I >
«as li l |.', and the enrollment for
1 HI N-IIH II Is approximately I -1.0 -I a
decrease of 91. Mr. Smith said 'In
day that there might be a few come
hi w iio were overlooked but he ox
peeled to have a deficit of at least
I'ftimllinciit in McKlnney.
The enrollment In the McKlnney
district for this year Is 1.47K, 1,1143
whites and 2!I5 negroes. Tills Is a de-
crease of 17 over last year. Mr. Smith
says that the shortage Is principally
with the colored scholastics and it Is
his opinion that some were over-
Miss lllnncho Flirr Is assisting M.r.
Mm it li in compiling Iho scholastic
NAMES OF CITIZENS
FOSTER'S WEATHER BULLETIN
<'lunpihitlon of the first week's
work shows that women Liberty lx>au
workers of MVKIunoy have sold bonds
to thi' amount of $1 10,700.00 worth
M&-* J. L. 1 jovejoy, county chairman,
said today. Mrs. I«ovojoy Is greatly
pleased with the showing made and
has reported this to the district chair-
man, Mrs. I'.'. It. Itepport, of Dallas.
Wverj club and aid society In McKln-
111 > is engaged In the bond sales un- j
dor the leadership of Mrs. Will C.1
l ierrish, city rmnn. j ' "I'Vlglltcd ■ «H H by W
Willi total sab s of something over [♦♦<•+*♦<•♦*♦♦♦ <•<•+♦
$40,0011, the lOdelweiss Club leads all
others In McKlnney. Mrs. A. H. I'lanck
Is president of this club, other clubs
an also very active ami are faithfully
i imaged in I lie work. M|rs. I .ovejiiy
declares that lin y are fulfilling every
It Is iiolnlod out Hull the women's
organizailon is doing wonderful work;
for the Third Liberty Loan. In the
second campaign the women's organ-
ization in the entire county raised
only $1110,000, while the local olubs j "'Iv isi
have already obtained one-fifth of the iiaeh
KICK MOORE OIEO
IT PORT I0THUB
The Mollssa branch of the lied
Cross will give sin auction sale at the
Masonic building there Saturday
night from 7 to 10:30 o'clock. Tt was
... ,, ,, . planned to hold this auction sale last
Louis, and Mrs. Tony McDonald, of Mll|iiy> |,nt the rain Interfered and
McKlnney. The deceased was a Mason
and a member of the Baptist church.
Me was a man of rugged Integrity who
II was posl|Minod until Saturday, April
20. The AI toga band will furnish inu-
, , , . ... „ sic for the occasion and Indications
enjoyed the esteem and confidence ofjpolnt ,() R HUCl.l<wfU| saU.. Many arti-
(l.li his wide circle of acquaintances.
Ills death will be sincerely mournedI I „x|,MrKnn(.v pooplo
by score.-, of old Collin county ft lends vj| Ml ( > th<# Ha|(j
and former customers.
Itiirlnl In MjcKlniK*y.
Tlio remains are expected to ar-
rive In McKJnney via tnterurban on
tlio 7:5# a. m. car today and will
be borne to the residence of his sis-
ter, Mirs. Tony McDonald, on North
Kongo street where the funeral ser-
vices will be condueto'l at 2:30 o'clock
this afternoon by his pastor the
Uov. lOd Mutler of Durant, assisted
by Dr. W. K- King and the Rev. Virgil
W. Wallace both of McKlnney. The
burial will follow In recall Drove
and will take place under
.?«dge U <\ Clifton of this city is
Jtmt In reealpt of a letter from hts
son, l<enno* Clifton. "Who Is with the
Atnartean Kxpi'dltlonary forces In
fnuiw. tionnoK la well, has good
quarters, la treatod well by his offl-
wrtl fMl and well clothed He
In Wftrmart praise of the
people who, he aald, trent the
Amwlran noldiora with the utmost
eoaalderatlnn and reapeet. Tlio letter
i written Mar ok 11 at.
Rimmv MnMmt Dnnl.
t%. w. Chriatopher. who llvod ton
ar twolTii f«uw In the Ronnar section,
t ormtly dlod at rt. Worth, leaving a
wife Mil fl *
THE LOCAL MARKET
Wlini tlio Kiirniers Arc Itcing I'iiIiI for
Their Products—t 'nrroctoil lo Utile.
I'eed-tlllT lllld (•I'lllll.
OH I s, per bushel 85c to 90c.
Corn iu shuck, per bu. $1.25 to $1.50
ltran per $2.1 B
• •hops, per ewt 8.8G
Wheat tgovernment llxed prices)
per iiu $2.00 lo $2.0B
Alfalfa hay per ton $35 to $40
Millet hay per ton $25 to $30
Johnson grnss liny per ton $20 to $26
Prairie hay per ton $25 to $30
Bermuda hay per ton .. ..$25 to $30
ProdiMV and Provisions.
Bacon, per pound 35c lo 50c
liuttor per pound 35c to 40c
Creamery butter 50c to BBc
Chick, fryers, per pound 20c
Chickens, old hens No market
Old roosters per lb 10c
Turkeys, per pound 22c
Kggs per doxon 25c
tArd per lb 25 to SOc
Irish potatoes, per bushel $1.25
Sweet potatoes per bushel. ... $3.25
Ilogs per ewt $15 to 16
Hoof cattle per ewt $4 to $8
Sheep per ewt $• to $11
Cotton per pound .. .. 29.SO to 80.60
Ootton Med par ton ltd to 171
War Savings Horictjr.
A. War Barings Society haa been
'nrined at the Piano High achool, with
Jlnimlo Hooka prealdent; Mlaa Nonn
o. It. Wolcott of Uonham waa In
McKlnney for a few houra Tuesday.
Ho was reared In McKlnney, being a
son of K. A. Walcott. who woa for
many yeara In the marine yard bnal-
noaa In McKlnney, but who now Uvea
nt Tyler. Mr. Waloott waa en routt
to Trior to visit hla father.
Washington, l> t'.. April IX. Last
bulletin gave I'ol'ecasl ol disturbance
in cross continent April !' I lo :'.H,
♦\ii t in wave L'lo li 7, wjivi- 1!U to
Tfin |H'i*n I it ri'H I r c $ 111 \ | > i 11 2 Olo
Mm\ I will in.'ikr tin iiiiii.siiiil iiimm
111 \vjir11, liiiiMiin very wiirin wcailuT
wliirli will l r f*c> 11 € \v« <1 l y .1 s^vi'iv
i'o|i| wiivi 111; 11 will runs l'rt -ls uiitl
mi.iIIn f'iii Mini 1 h wji ill WIh-ii'Vi r t < • 11
• !•• • | ; 1111m ill' c|'0| h run hr prolitIim| I
In | r<'|iaro l*« r a «111 ii^iiimih
nnihliiin W0 lift w i •« • 11 M<iy It
MeKinney precinct's iiuola of $52B,-|"nil li. Very dangerous storms arc e\
000, all within one week Other com- ii"-' thai, moving eastward will
munilles and towns in the county are peeled to precede Hint cold wave,
making splendid showings. Piano and ! Monie very valuable rains, over a large
l''ariuersvllle women are busy, accord-1 pari of Hie cotitlnenl, are expected
lug lo reports received by Mrs. I .ovc not Inr from May I. Wa.lch dales of
Joy. Mrs. J. P. Harding and Mrs. K. terms described below.
L. Moiildon weiii lo Allen today whore I Next warm wave will reach Van
they spoke In tile interest, of the loan, i com or near A pril 2K and lempera
• | lures will rise on all the Pacific slope.
PLAN ltl l I 'IU IKS AI <TION ! M will cross crest of Itookles by close
MALI', AT MKLINSA NATIJIUIAV of 2D. meridian 0, great lakes and
| Ohlo-Tennessoe valleys 30, oaslorn
sections May I, reaching Newfound-
land about May 2. Storm wave will
follow about, one day behind warm
wave and cool wave about one dny
behind storm wave.
The dangorou storm periods are
expected ill May during the week
centering on May 10 and 27. Tliey are
expected to cross meridian 90 on
those dates. Tornadoes are expected
Willi the May 10 storms and hull
storms are probable all hough It is a
little too early for hall. Northern sec-
tions should be prepared for frosts
near May 10. liut Mhy will average
well us a eropwoather month. I have
known good crops of corn made
whore the young corn was badly
frostbitten about first of June.
June will also have two very dan-
gerous storm periods, near 11 and 24.
1 expect tornadoes and hail with the
June 11 storms. Those storms are so
important that T will mention them
again and will give account of them
In detail. Life and property should
not. be lost, by carelessness and I hope
to do good by giving Ihose warnings.
The farmers are in the right when
tliey demand thai prcoa of
cles have been donated and others
vited to attend tlio sale.
t<> iho ooNii.iti.xi; Ho rra
District Conference convenes at the
Methodist church at Melissa Thursday
night, April 25 and will continue over
Friday, Saturday and Sunday follow-
ing. Presiding Elder C. W. Dennis an-
nouncA* that llov. J. T. Rossor of
Wylle circuit will preach the opening
sermon. The McKlnney Klrst church
delegates are John K. Chandler, J. K.
•P. Shrader, W. L. Yarbrough, fJcorge
llolnhardt, 1. It. Pillow. (I. D. Tick-
nor, 'lien Sllff. (llbaon Caldwell. •'. A.
Turrcntlno, It. K. Poison, Will li.
Miller and J. Prank Smith.
VITI1 I'll!AN MI-rrilOlHNT MINIKTMIt
Ol PLANO 1)1.AI); AOI.lt HI).
Piano, April 18.- The Uov. J H.
Alii runt by. retired Methodist minister
died at his home here Tuesday night.
Tin Itev Mr. Abornathy was active 111
tlio ministry before the Civil War. 11"
cuino to Texas in 1K78 settling at
Piano, but for many years his health
would not permit bin to follow his
profession, He was more than *0
years old at. the time of his death,
lie is survived by a wife and these
children: John It. Abernntby of Pia-
no, Homer Abornathy of Dallas, Mrs.
Mfiry Ijeathorwood of Fort Worth
and Mrs. Tom Stephenson of Dallas.
A. A. Hortiui of the Kockhlll com-
munity was iu McKlnney Wednesday
and while hero Informed The Dally
<'oiirlor-tlUKottu and The Weekly
Democrat-dnxetto of the death of (!.
J. i lin k ) Moore which urrod lit
Port Arthur, Texas, on April 2nd
Hurlal took place at Wharton, Hie
i former home of tile wife.
Illck Moore was well and favorably
known In •'ollln ooiinly. Me was
brother of Mrs. A. A. Iloruni of Kock
Hill and an uncle of Mrs. Waller Par
vin of t'ellna ami of W. II. (Ituss)
Monro of Hook Hill.
The ilccciiscil was a unlive of (leor
gla but came to Collin county In his
childhood. Km- iiuiiiv years he operar
i d a ibrasher in lhi« county and while
line: ciojagcil in t!IO0 be was accl
deiilally caught between the engine
anil the separator and was very
\i relv burned. II Is presumed Hint the
Injuries received nt that time were the
ultlmnle cause of Ills death on the
above dale. Mr. Moore was married
•il Wharton, Texas, In I tint!. Ills wife
survives 11i111 lie Is also survived by
one brother, J. \V. Moore, of Hender-
son county, Texas.
AI the time of his death tlio de-
ceased was in the oil business at Port
Arthur, lie left Collin county In t no I
and traveled for a largo machinery
concern for sonic time In South Texas.
The news of his doalh brings sor-
row to many old Collin county
friends who had known him for years
as an Industrious, upright and honor-
able gentleman. It was Iho pleasure
of these editors to number him among
their good friends.
i i-:i-; mavis pormpiilv or
WVLI!'. kll/LPD AT I'JIA
IN HIOVIOKK KTOILW
B. If. Davidson, a young M. W. of
A. deputy of this city, returned lab
Tuesday from Pilot Point, over In
Denton county, where he made i
hurried trip to see Ills parents, Mr
and Mrs. It. IT. Davidson, who were In
the severe storm which struck that
section Sunday night which killed
several people and caused thousands
of dollars worth of property damag<
R, IT. Davidson, who lived two and
ono-hnlf miles southeast of J'llot
Point, lost his house, a four-room
structure and also his barn. Several
shade trees were uprooted and other
Improvements about the place* de-
stroyed. Tlio family, consisting of Ills
wife, two children, ages 12 and 14
years and married son, Homer Dav-
idson and young wife, all escaped un
hurt, but It is considered miraculous.
Tlip worst part of the storm struck
l lie barn which was thirty yards from
things ibe house. The barn and Its contents
they must buy should be regulated ,,vore a complete loss. II contained a
mi long as are Hie prices of wheat. It !i|iiantity of baled hay which was
wan Iho big speculators who tried to.blown away anil losl. The house wilt
put wheat up to $2.50 or $•< Those j demolished and portions of it seal
follows, Willi bags of money, had lend about the country. Some pf tin
bought a lot of wheat and Ihev made dishes and cooking utensils wore
big money on It by getting up that'found a <|uarter of n mill away from
demand for $3 wheal. Bui the farm- (lie scone,
ors losl In more ways I him one. 1 The luckless plight of the David
23. Hy accepting the hypotheses In j an family Is iilild| worse by the fact
the foregoing 22 paragraphs, as li.il three members of the family,
roughly explaining Nature's laws llomor and his wife and one of his
governing matter, we can readily see Isisters, are stricken with smallpox
the beginnings of organized systems jaiui therefore are quarantined, Their
of aeeumulatod mutter. There must condition Is considered favorable to
News was received hero of the
tragic death of O. I >. Lewis, formerly
of Wylle, who was killed at his homo
near Wra, Pooko county, Monday,
while unloading gravel. A Inrge
amount, of gravel fell on him, crush-
ing his life out. He was born and
reared at Wylle and loaves a wife
and large family of children. He
was a Mason, odd Fellow and mem-
ber of the W. O. W.
ItKN ItlCIIAltDHON Ati.MN
OtVON I P TO AI THOKITIKH
Hon Richardson, who wn* arrost-
od here last week on a charge of al-
leged seditious utterances against the
United States (lovernment, has for the
second time been given up by his sure-
ties and la now In the county Jail.
Itlrhardann'a first bond waa fixed at
91.000 and two prominent clttnens
agreed to aff* their naniea to his bond
However, public aentlment waa ao
(rent that they aoon withdraw thalr
namea. Another bond waa made but
thane an ret lea, too, withdrew nnd
Hiehardson waa placed In Jail again.
Mm P. a Archer haa returned
from a two wooks trip to Knogvllle,
Tennemee, where she attended the
Woman's Missionary Council of the
M. «. Church, South.
be places now In space that no light
can roach, where utter darkness
reigns. I tut. the mind can not Imagine
il place where space and matter do
not exist. We must form our theories
from what we know of matter on this
earth. We know that energy in all itr
forms. Is always attached to live mat-
ter. Therefore we are forced to con-
clude that, this energy is an attribute
of all live matter, Is as old as matter
Its starting point is tha« every minute
particle of matter has the attribute
of drawing one half of all other part
Ides to It; one half of them being
plus and the other minus. The monad
may have held that attribute from
eternity, or It may have acquired It
Wo know that electro-magnetism and
live matter on Hnrth are always com-
bined n.nd we are compclfed to believe
that this law baa been universal at
least ever since the first magneton
formed by the union of a plus and a
minus monad. Then why not accept
the hypothesis that electro-magnet-
ism is the motive power of the Unl
verse and that condensation of matter
Is the starting pointT
3. 8. McCoy of Roberta. Oklahoma,
la visiting old frlenda In Collin coun-
ty where he lived for twenty years.
Mr. McCoy purchased land In Oklaho-
ma and moved there several months
ago. Ha states that he la well satis-
fied. Ha called to eee ua and renewed
for The Weekly pwnocrat-Oagette
and Dallas New*.
Mlaa Maude Bowman, Mrs. Prank
Nellon and daughter, Mlsa Beatrice
Mid Mlaa Margaret Hlllla of Wylle
ware shopping In MeKlnnojr Thura-
recovcry, but on account of (he quar-
antine and the destruction of their
lr me their predicament Is still
H. H. Davidson came back to Me-
Kliinoy seeking n carpenier and will
roP.ro to Pilot Point where a new
ho'i"o will bo built for ills father at
once. The Davidsons lived for many
yen i t near Princeton and Just moved
to the Pilot Point scctlon the latter
part of Inst year.
onsl',HVAN«'K OP Kl N l AY
AS LlllKltTY IjOAN DAY
Judge It. L. Mniiblon, count j*
chairman of the Third I.inorty Loan,
has addressed the following request,
to the cltlxenn of Collin county:
There Is yet much to be done In
reaching Collin county's quota of t.ho
Third Liberty Loan. Deeming It right
and proper to observe otio Sunday,
at least, as Liberty Ijoan Day, I ear
nestly request that Sunday, April 21,
be observed as Liberty Loan Dny.
I<ct the great causo of liberty ba
made to ring In all the churches In
this county, and may thore be awak-
ened In every person in this county
the determlninatlon to put the Third
Iilberty ljnun over the top at once.
Tours for victory,
It. U MOUUDEN,
County Chairman Liberty T/oan Com-
McKlnney, Tenia, April 17.
C. C. Gregory, wall known farmer
and stockman living near All on, waa
a business visitor In McKlnney Fri-
day afternoon and waa a vteltor at
.1 I'M Illicit, general chairman of all
I lie Mc Kinney Liberty loan commit*
lees, stutcd yesterday that the can)'
lull I cos arc determined Hull every man
shall do Ins duty III this, the third
Llbory loan, lie says Hint the execu-
tive cuininiltee, composed of the cup-
tains of (lie various teams, will cull on
Ihose people who have not subscribed
for bonds or oven their proportionate
share uf bonds ami ascertain the rea-
suns for their failure to do their duty.
The name of every man who has not
subscribed and who Is at all able to
subscribe will bo turned over lo the
(lovornmciit authorities, Mr. Ithoa says
Hint the time bus come when every
man must prove his right to bo called
i clilxen of the Pulled States anil the
man who selfishly refuses lo lend hla
mono) lo Hie flovernment to prose-
cull' this war to a successful conclu-
sion Is unworthy to enjoy the rights of
I tl/eiish I p. lie points out that
the tloveruiucnt. Is not asking a man
lo give a cent but II Is merely asking
him lo lend II and offers to puy him
four and one-half per cent Interest for
the use of his money. Hence, tho man
i\lni Invests all his money In other se-
eurllles Just because lie can get a
higher nt I e of Interest, perhaps, than
Liberty bonds pay deserves nothing
heller llian to be under Ihc domination
of l lit ma n a iilocraey.
Then, too, thore aro those who are
afraid thai these securities will at
some time be unsound, but any man
f-iiiuilil be able lo see that when tMTse
bonds beemiie Invalid, every oilier note
Issued by the Hulled Slates (lovern-
ment, oven to the coinage of Hie realm,
will become worthless. It moans tho
omploto fnllnre of the (lovernment
which can only be brought on by tho
defeat of the Pulled StntoH by Clor-
muny. Kvory man can take his choice
between ibeliig n (loi'iiian slave or an
All owners of automobiles will ho
ex led lo be on North Kentucky
street Prldny afternoon not later than
I o'clock for I lie big drive for thosala
of Liberty bonds In the McKlnney pre-
cinct. Mr. Rhea expects every car and
every cll.lxen of McKlnney who possi-
bly can to participate. One hundred
and lifty cars are expected to be of-
fered, lie wants every car to be filled
not only wllh members of tho commit-
tees but wllh all other eltlsens to ahow
the people that McKlnney stnnda be-
hind the drive. Tho merchants of tha
city will close I heir places of buslnesa
at 12 m., to remain closed all the af-
Perioral Reserve Hank fx*tor.
The following self-explanatory lot-
tor has been received from the Federal
This letter shows that every man
must do his duty and that the govern-
ment Is wntchlng him to see that ha
•loos It. Following Is tho letter:
"Dear Sir: As you are aware tha
Third Liberty loan campaign la
going lo be conducted in a much
more thorough manner llian any pre-
vious loan, and tho personal respon-
sibility of every cltlaon Is going to be
brought home to him In a manner
never attempted before.
"In this line of thought wo wnnt
yon to be prepared, after tha cam-
paign has I In progress for nbout
two weeks lo give us a list of tho
names and addresses of every mnn In
your county who Is well known to
possess wealth and who has not done
Ills full share In tlie purchaso of Lib-
erty bonds. That Is to sny, who has not
purchased lust what you consider to
be his Individual quota. Wo trust you
will have the names ready for ua on
"You will reallsto the necosalty
and the advantage of such a OOUrM
and you will recognise that It will '
call for your watching the aubaerlp«
tlon lists very closely—-this la ona of
the duties which we ask you to as-
sume in this campaign.
"Wo nsk you to realign that tha
records and data relating to tha
Third Liberty loan campaign must
be of permanent chnraeter and <wa
ask you lo kcop these records by you
subject to our call at any time.
"We know that wo will receive
your lienrty co-operation In those rery
"Very sincerely yours,
(Signed) "J. W. HOOPB8,
Quotas tor Ootsaty,
Blue Ridge, $30,100.
Col I no, $T0,000.
Parmersville, $1 $8,900.
I Avon, $0,100,
Murphy. $11,000. >
tfannar, $18,400. •
Mm T. 8.
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Perkins, Tom W. & Wilson, Walter B. The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 35, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 18, 1918, newspaper, April 18, 1918; McKinney, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth299932/m1/1/: accessed April 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society.