The Meridian Tribune (Meridian, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 23, Ed. 1 Friday, November 10, 1922 Page: 1 of 16
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The Meridian Tribune
Devoted to the Upbuilding of Meridian and Bosque County
VOL. 28, NO. 23.
MERIDIAN, TEXAS, NOVEMBER 10, 1922.
PRICE $1.50 A YEAR
A HAZY Autumn sun will never gladden a November
Eleventh, but that citizens of this nation will
pause to give honor to American arms which brought an
end to a great world war.
Four years ago next Saturday a great wave of joy
swept round the world as the word Peace was shouted
from hilltops and echoed through valleys.
Thousands of homes saddened by losses which
could never be replaced—rejoiced, too—that others
might have back their loved ones and home, love, Peace.
In commemoration of those who made the supreme
sacrifice that this Nation may continue to be the Land
of the Free, this space is contributed as a public ac-
knowledgment of our^sacred obligation to their memory.
T. K. ODLE
The eleventh hour of the eleventh
day of the eleventh month of 1918 is
one of the most historical dates in
the world's history, for it was on
that date that the armistice terms
went into effect and thus ended one
of the most cruel and hardest fought
wars ever known to mankind.
Tomorrow we celebrate the fourth
anniversary pf the signing of the ar-
mistice, and this day has been made
an annual holiday by the National
Government and should be properly
commemorated by all peace loving
citizens, and at the same time let us
not forget to pay homage to the
memory of the hundreds of brave
boys who gave their all that peace
' might continue to be enjoyed by the
Meridian Chapter R. A. M.
Stated Convocation of Meridian
Chapter No. 153 R. A. M. Saturday
night, November 11th at 7:30 p. m.
G. L. Robertson, H. P.
W. V. Odle, Secy.
Tour Years of Teace!
JpOUR years of Peace have only started us toward a
ass full appreciation of our sacred duty to those who
gave their all for the principle of RIGHT.
Father and Mother hearts of all nations throb a
grateful prayer each November Eleventh that Peace has
been with us another year.
In memory of all those who gave, we contribute
this space.a public acknowledgment of our sacred obli-
gations to keep this nation—a land of the FREE.
£. £. Gardner & Son
By Large Majority
The Democrats of Texas are still
in power, especially is that true when
it comes to the selection of the vari-
One of the bitterest political fights
ever waged in Texas closed Tuesday,
on which day the majority of the
voters of the State said for the third
time with their ballots that they
wanted as Texas' next United States
Senator our present Railroad Com-
missioner, the Hon. Earle B. May-
field, of Meridian, Bosque county,
In the primary election held July
22nd, 1922, Mr. Mayfield led the field
of six candidates, and together with
former governor Jas. E. Ferguson
entered the run-off primary1 which
was held August 26th, 1922, and was
again declared the winner, his major-
ity being approximately 60,000 votes.
At this time dissatisfaction be-
came evident among several of the
politicians who had been taking an
interest in the previous elections, the
principal reason being that their "fa-
vorites" ran under the wire too late
and were declared out of the race.
Several of the dissatisfied ones met
at Dallas, at which time the leading
Republicans of the State were also
in session, and after some time spent
in planning, caucusing, etc., the Hon.
George Peddy, a young man of Hous-
ton, was selected as an Independent
Democrat Candidate to make the
race against Mr. Mayfield. He was
promptly endorsed and nominated by
the Republican committee to appear
on their ticket. Things began to
look good for Mr. Peddy to represent
the Republicans at Washington. But
soon trouble begun to brew. First
an injunction was gotten out against
Peddy's name appearing on the bal-
lot. This was soon made permanent,
and the Democrat-Republican candi-
date's name ordered omitted.
The opposing forces not to be out-
done, at once instituted suits, injunc-
tions, mandamus proceedings, etc., to
keep Mayfield's name off the ballot.
For several days it was off, on, and
so forth until Monday night when
Secretary of State Staples wired the
various county judges regarding the
ruling made by the Supreme Court
and ordering them to print and dis-
tribute ballots bearing the name of
Earle B. Mayfield' as a candidate for
United States Senator on said ballot.
In several counties two sets of bal-
lots which had been prepared for an
emergency were soon being distrib-
uted. In some counties the time was
insufficient to print the name on the
ballots and get them distributed,
while in many of the counties they
were printed Monday night, such as
was done in Bosque county, and dis-
tributed to the presiding judges of
the various boxes before daylight.
Before the name appeared on the
ballot it was an easy matter to write
a candidate's name in the blank space
for United States Senator, but after
Mayfield's name was printed in the
Democrat column it was too much for
many Democrats to scratch the reg-
ular and duly selected nominee's
name, therefore, they did not vote.
But quite a number of others who
had previously made up their minds
to support Peddy regardless of court
decisions, proceeded to the polls and
wrote in the name of Peddy for the
U. S. Senate.
Various reasons were assigned for
the opposition fight on Mayfield.
Some said it was the Ku Klux propo-
sition, others that the Corsicana suit
showed that he had exceeded expen-
ditures allowed by the Constitution,
etc. But regardless of all this the
latest report shows that Mayfield's
majority in the State'will be approxi-
mately 125,000 votes.
Out of twenty-one boxes in Bosque
county reporting, Kimball box being
the only one out, there were 2291
votes polled, and of this number
Mayfield received 1174 votes, and
Peddy 1021, Mayfield's majority be-
ing 153. In the July primary, May-
field led the list in Bosque county by
having received 1,005 votes, Thomas
807, Ferguson 719, Ousley 245, Cul-
berson 207, Henry 103. In August
primary the opposition got busy and
defeated Mayfield in Bosque, county,
his vote being 1549, while Ferguson
received 1926 votes, a majority of
In Tuesday's election Pat M. Neff
received 1,775 votes for Democratic
governor, while Wm. H. Atwell, Re-
publican candidate, received 342
Just a little comparison of the vote
with that cast for governor in 1920:
Out of a total vote of 2,561, the Dem-
Liquor Law Violators
Being Given Attention
The sheriff and county depart-
ments began a war on the liquor
law violators October1 12th, i and
since that time 18 arrests have been
made, and indications point favorable
to others being permitted to explain
their individual situations to the
Paul Cravener and B. F. Lightner
have been discharged from custody,
they having been placed in jail on
charges in reference to the violation
of this law.
C. A. Jenson, who was arrested
some time ago on a charge of per-
jury growing out of a failure' to ob-
serve the liquor law has been re-
leased on bond.
Rome Walker, John Kuykendall,
T. M. Luck, Lee R. Johnson, O. V.
Hanna, Sam Collins, W. L. Black-
stock, Bud Mason, Dud Rennells,
Clyde Rowe, R. C. Gloff, Ewell Vin-
son and Laney St. Clair have made
bond and were released to await ac-
tion of the grand jury concerning the
charges placed against each of them
for violations of the liquor law.
Clyde Rowe was arrested in the
Womack community Monday evening
by Sheriff Wright and Deputy Sheriff
C. A. Barker on a charge of violating
the liquor law. He will remain in
jail unless bond is made.
The sheriff's department broke up
another "white mule manufacturing
plant" Tuesday morning when they
captured a 55-gallon still about ten
miles east of Meridian. They also
secured about nine gallons of the
deadly stuff that was ready to be
placed on the market. The still was
hot when it was found by the officers,
which showed it had been recently
operated. They arrested Hoyt Polk
on a charge of operating this still.
At present he is in jail, and unless he
is released on bond will regain there
until the grand jury investigates the
Charge filed against him.
Old winter makes quite a few de-
tours, but he finally landls at the
place he started for.
ocratic candidate for governor re-
ceived 1,549, Republican 392, Black-
Tan Republican 26, American Party
570, and Socialist 24. While this
year there were only two candidates
—Democrat and Republican-Demo-
crat, and out of 2117 votes cast for
governor, the Democrat candidate
received 1775 and Republican 342.
And at the same time the regular
Democratic nominee for United
United States Senate carried the
county by a majority of only 153.
Was this vote cast on account of par-
ty principles or was it a prejudice
They may keep the fight up in the
courts, and carry it on to the United
States Senate, but rerhember, May-
field was selected by the people on
three occasions and will.be seated at
the proper time and will serve the
people faithfully and welcome.
Congratulations Mr. Mayfield, this
is an honor worthily bestowed and
we know you will fill the office with
honor to yourself and credit to the
entire State of Texas.
Election Returns In the, Senator and
The following is copied from the
official returns and is complete with
the exception of the Kimball box
which had not been received up to
the time of writing this article, it is
a small box and cannot make any
material change in the result:
Walnut Springs ....
251 42| 12
491 53f 14
9|' 16| 0
1 B| ; 71 1
I 6| 12
! 19| 1
i 34! 41] 4
We Pause Today upon the threshold of this solemn occasion to
bow down our heads before the tomb of him who typifies the thou-
sands who have suffered that the world may live again in peace.
It must not be said that we have forgotten the blood they have
shed, nor that we are wanting in appreciation of the ideals for which
they fought. »
It behooves this Nation to love and cherish through the long, dim
years of the future the memory of those who suffered their young
lives to be extinguished in the cause of world democracy and lasting
We hope that God may give to the nations of the earth the vision
to see, and the will to execute for all time—a glorious,ylasting PEACE.
FARMERS GUARANTY STATE BANK
\ "Guaranty Fund Bank" j'
R. V. Ferguson, President Chas. J. Lewis, Cashier
Miss Belle Stockard, Assistant Cashier.
Armistice Day Services.
We are requested .to state that a
joint service by the local American
Legion Post arid Meridian College,
commemorating Armistice Day will
be held at the College Auditorium on
Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock.
The principal address will be deliv-
ered by Prof. Leslie A. Boone-of Me-
ridian College and an overseas vet-
eran. The program that will be ren-
dered on this occasion will prove a
very interesting one, and we would
insist that every person in Meridian
and vicinity be. present and thereby
do their part towards commemorat-
ing a day that had its origin when
papers were signed bringing to close
one of the Worst wars in the history
of the world.
Place your order1 now for your
Xmas Fruit Cakes. City® Bakery.
Stores to Close Saturday.
In order to properly commemorate'
Armistice Day, Saturday, November
11th, practically every business and
professional man has agreed to
close for the day. Those signing the
agreement are as follows: F. R.
Odle, Paul Carruth, W. B. Stande-
fer, E. H. Young, O. B. Roquemore,
Elvis Word, P. S. Hale, Farmers
Guaranty State Bank, E. E. Gardner
& Son, Meridian Hardware Co., City
Garage, Meridian Tribune, First Nat-
ional Bank of Meridian.
Mrs. Eula Hall returned Monday
from Waco where she recently un-
derwent an operation in the Baptist
Sanitarium. Her many friends will
be glad to know that she is rapidly
recovering from the operation and
all sincerely trust that she will soon
be enjoying her usual good health.
Four years ago the news that flashed over the. wires stating
that fighting had ceased in the World War when the armistice was
signed on November 11th, 1918, brought joy and gladness to the
hearts of all peace and liberty lovers. Our hearts were again made
glad when many of our noble manhood returned from the foreign
field where they had gone through many months of hardships
while fighting for a noble cause. And especially to those dear boys
who gave their lives for their Country's defense and were laid to rest
where the Poppies grow, we bow our heads in humble acknowledg-
ment of the great debt of gratitude and honor that is due their
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Dunlap, Levi A. & Dunlap, Teel W. The Meridian Tribune (Meridian, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 23, Ed. 1 Friday, November 10, 1922, newspaper, November 10, 1922; Meridian, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404397/m1/1/: accessed February 17, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Meridian Public Library.