The Plano Star-Courier (Plano, Tex.), Vol. 40, No. 10, Ed. 1 Friday, April 18, 1919 Page: 3 of 14
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AGENCY FOR SHERMAN
Bundles Called For and
125. “NUFF SED.
Sacrifice Proportionately One-Quarter
as Great as That of Army—
FRANK M. SMITH
Federal Director War Loans and SavlnB.
Miss Cletnmie Blazer, of Mc-
Kinney, was the week-end guest
of her cousin. Miss Hattie Nelson.
Knight Mulliken, who has been
in the Baptist Sanitarium at Dal-
las for several days, has returned
Mrs. J. B. Farrell was shopping
in Plano Friday.
Miss Lila Gifford, of Melissa,
was the week-end guest of her sis-
ter, Mrs. Watt Weaver.
Mr. and Mrs. Leake Whisenant
entertained the J-oung people with
a party Saturday night.
Misses Viola and Mae Salmons,
of the Naaman community, and
Edna Hart, of Garland, spent
last week with their cousin. Miss
Several from here attended the
singing at Friendship Sunday aft-
. Mesdames Watt Weaver and
James Farrell were shopping in
Mrs. AI lie Robbins ami daugh-
ter, Bessie, visited her daughter.
)Ir^ Henry Davis, Saturday.
Xllr. and Mrs. Clayton, of Lu-
cas, spent Thursday with J. F,.
Miller and family.
Mr. Parrish is. visiting rela-
tives in Oklahoma this week.
John Olds and family, of Allen,
were week-end guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Leake Whisenant.
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Hart were
Dallas visitors Friday.
Sam Nelson and family visited
relatives in McKinney Sunday.
Rev. Young preached at Foote
Miss Lucy Mac Massingale, of
Parker, was a Sunday visitor to
On Monday, April 21, we shall
have an opportunity of showing
to what extent wo have caught
the spirit of the new and en-
lightened patriotism that the
World War gave birth to.
Selfishness is dead. The sac-
rifice ol money, future, even
lile itself, has become almost a
common-place. Today, one
would be ashamed to talk or act
T he people of the Eleventh
Federal District have always
lived up to the highest tradi-
tions of our race and now they
will add to their record th«
crowning act of a great over-
! subscription to the Victory Lib-
j erty Loan, which of all loans is
I the true test of patriotism.
The people of this Section are
well informed. They know that
the payment of our just debts
is the only course consistent
with our dignity. They know
that what they are lending
money for today is not actually
war materia] but American
boys’ lives—if it were not for
our vast preparation, Americans
would be fighting and dying in
the trenches today.
I have an abiding faith in my
friends and neighbors, and I
look for a magnificent response
to the claims of the Victory
Liberty Loan. I ask only that
each individual response be
prompt as well as generous.
The Fancy Work Club will
meet with the president. Mrs.
Walter Haringlon. Wednesday,
April 18. It is wanted to re-or-
ganize the cl«b and every member
is urged to he present.
Mrs. F’.url Clark leaves Mon-
day for Crowell, Texas, to visit
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B.
Miss Wynnie Bourn has re-
turned home after a pleasant vis-
it with friends at Greenville.
Misses Minnie and Ella Yar-
brough entertained numerous
friends and relatives at dinner
Sunday, honoring the birthday of
Mrs. Jack Carver and children,
of Childress, Texas, are visiting
Mrs. Carver’s father, R. C. Clark.
Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Miller had
relatives from Ferris, Texas, to
visit with them the past week.
^"The Ladies Missionary Society
will meet with Mrs. J. C. David-
•on in Piano Monday, April 21.
Members are asked to please be
Lon Forman, of Coleman, Tex-
as, Vtfl Scott and W. T. Forman,
f DiaTt/iS, are in
of Drfttas, are in attendance here
at the bedside of their aged moth-
er, Mrs. E. H. Forman, who is
very critically ill.
Everyone will have a chance
to get a German helmet for a
keepsake of the great war.
Watch for the coupon bearing
an order for a helmet. These
coupons will be dropped from
airplanes which will fly ovef
towns in the Eleventh Federal
Reserve District during the Vic-
tory Liberty Loan campaign. If
you see a scrap of paper flutter-
ing in the treetops shinney up
the tree after it. It may be an
order for a helmet. It’s your
chance in a lifetime to get one.
These bright, shiney new
helmets were never worn. They
were a reserve supply to be
worn by the boche when they
marched into Paris. The boche
didn’t get there, but the hel-
mets did—by freight. They
were shipped in by the victor-
ious allied , troops after they
marched into Germany.
Tho ' M <\ A. carried the Bed Trt- I
into the camps and trenches j
,lf ft cost of fifty-three lives, a
HH'i'ihee proportionately one-quarter I
lu'cat as that of the American |
in'v. according to a statement Issued
1 "'la.' by the National War Work
I ut »*•<* Y. M. C. A. Of these
i dualities thirty-five were due to dis-
and the remainder to shell-lire,
| I"aulis, gas-fever, drowning and
j wounds. Ten of these were women,
1 ne n| whom was killed hy shell lire
and tile other in a German air raid.
I here were also fifty-live lion fatal
casualties. These were due princi-
pally to machine gun fire, gas, shell
lu'e, and motor transport accidents.
Numerous cases of slight wounds and
gassings which were all, tided at dress-
1 i*v stations, hut were not reported to
headquarters, are not included.
These casualties occurred In a force
w hich at no time exceeded 9,000 work-
ers, of whom it is reckoned that more
than one-luilf were never sold to the
front, being employed in the hundreds
of lints maintained throughout the
training areas and the “leave areas.”
Sixty-three "Y” workers were deco-
rated, while in all more than lot! re-
ceived official recognition or distin-
guished service. Thirteen of these
were decorathd with the Croix do
Guerre, while forty-eight received
other decorations. Of these three re-
ceived llio I fist inguished Service Cross,
•Free the Order of Si. Stanislaus; live
the Italian Cava Here del Corona;
thirty-eight the Italian War Cross, and
one Hie French decoration of the
< orps d’Armeo. Seven were cited for
llie ( roix do Guerre, and seven for
other decorations, six commended foi
meritorious conduct, and twenty-niur
received honoruhle mention in dis
patches. Several units were cited in
their entirety, those serving with the
Third division being cited twice. Mon
than a score more reported decoration!*
have not yet been confirmed.
Not one of those men under thirty
was tit for military duty, hut (lie cita-
tions show that they curried on with
the same courage and spirit that iden-
tified Americans throughout the war.
These records show that they went
over the top with (he assaulting
waves, that they exposed themselves
under machine gun and shell tire to
minister to the wounded, that they
worked indefnfigably as stretcher
hearers, and that they drove ninlm.-
bmces into the midst of battle to res-
cue the wounded.
Others were sacrificed in the less
hemic luit no less necessary work he-
1 md llio lines. Among these stands
oui .Miss Winona Martin of Rockville
f enter, I„ I„ a Y. M. C. A. secretary,
who was die first American woman
killed in the war. She was killed by
n bomb during a German air raid,
ni d her death made a deep Impression
on American minds.
Miss Martin had been in Paris only
a month, hut hud already done valu-
ftl'Ie work in stimulating an interest
among the soldiers in the Y. M. C. A.
Miss .Marion G. Cnfndeil of Ala-
meda. < ah, killed by #shell tire neat*
Chalons March 26, 191*8, was another
i f the women sacrificed in helping the
Officials were quick to see and ap-
preciate meritorious work, on the part
of the secretaries and prompt to recog-
nize it officially. Major General Pick-
man of ilie Third division gave a par-
ticulnrly strong citation of the units
nifuelled to that division, consisting of
thirty-four men and six women.
A inter commendation of the same
units was ordered by Major General
Major General Henry T. Allen of the
Ninetieth division in a letter t>o the
Divisional M. C, A. secretary said:
“Two secretaries, F. A. Dawes and R.
Ford, nefunlly went over the top
with llie assaulting battalions and ear-
ned on their work in the midst of
fin1 severest losses.”
Tlie Y. M. C. A. honor roll of those
who gave up their lives while help-
ing the soldiers win the war, and of
those who distinguished themselves in
lids work, contains the names of the
following men from the Southern
Military department: Dr. John H.
< lifl'oid. Tucson, Ariz., awarded Croix
de Guerre; Thomas Neil Jefferson,
I' d, n. Tex., awarded Italian Croix
lie Guerre; William Alsa Miller, Aus-
lin, Tex., awarded Italian Croix de
Wonderful Dress Selection from $8.95 to $33.50 in Figured Georgette
Taffetas, Foulard and Figured Crepe De Dhine. Can save you on every
Dress 35 per cent. Fume in and see these values.
EXTRA SPECIAL—10 per cent discount
on the entire line of Shoes and Slippers.
Union Made Overalls
Mens Blue Shirts, F.xtra Heavy
Mens Union Suits, garment
Mena Wash Pants
36 inch Percale, yard
Gingham House Dresses
Come to Tobolowsky Bros. We carry everything up to the minute in
Mens, Ladies and Childrens Wearing Apparel.
WHERE YOUR DOLLAR DOES DOUBLE DUTY
in Alp Mountains
A TERRIBLE BLOW
Tile following' letter was writ
ten by Ward, \Jrilliams. member
of the firm of Williams Bros., at
Plano, anti also a brother of Mrs.
Walter Harrington, of Harring-
ton Chapd. He lias been with
the American annv in France
St. Jamais. France,
M arch I <>. 15) 1 9.
Well, as I have a little time off
from my hikes and mountain
climbing; will write you a few j
lines. I am sure feeling fine now.
This mountain air sure does a I'el
low good. You know 1 am off on
a pass away up in the Alps moun-
tains. I got seven days to stay j
here and il look us three days and
nights to come from where we are
stationed. It is almost across
France from where the company
is. AW left St. Georges, the place
here the company is at, at 1 1 :.'i0 |
in trucks and went to ’Foul and 1
stayed there until (i o'clock he- I
worse than a
POL ICE IMAM
Do you realize the advan
tiige.s of having
Mrs. Clint Forman, of Decatur, , ..
Texas, is the guest of her sister. A ra,lro!ui crcw four-|
Mrs. M. Forman, and attending I tecn, *,H>nt M'verfl1 <l;,.vs ,ure tl,is
dr of her mother-in-ln,.- "rK.k nvw tups on the
Spring Creek bridge west of the
city on the Cotton Belt Railroad.
Nineteen bullet holes in his hide
didn’t prevent one "Y” secretary over-
seas from going bock to his task just
ns soon as the authorities would let
him out of tlie hospital. That is the
word received at t'iniip Travis by
M. 1 ). Kinkend of "Y” 78, from Ser-
geant A. G. Hoekersinith of the U. S.
Marine corps, who tit tlie time of writ-
ing* was at Melbach, Germany, near
Coblenz. Sergeant HneRcrsinitli gays
about this secretary:
“We have a dandy ‘Y’ secretary
with us. who lias Just returned from
tin* hospital. When they were in ac-
tion lie was a stretcher hen re;*. Con-
sequently lie went to the hospital with
some nineteen bullet holes in him, hut
Kinee returning lie is as active as
There is no fire de-
partment equipped to
stop a TORNADO OR
WINDSTORM. It stops
after the maximum
damage is done.
We also write
We represent nothing but
RELIABLE, OLD LINE
All kinds of Bonds
HOOD REALTY CO.
Phone office 162; Reajdence 180
the bedside of her mother-in-law.
Mrs. E. H. Forman.
The choir rostrum of (he Chris- | Anotllcr ir,
tion church » be.nR enlarged lhis;,hc sh()rl „kirl h„„,
week to better accommodate the „ ,
....., .u.g.......... I P"*drrs to keep up appearances.
vaiuio vv i l/* v ^ani/ii, i
If the U hale had been like some
Insure your property against j shinning concerns il wm ld h
loss by tornado, tnc rate ]s low. J barged Jonah at
Joe Bradshaw, Agt. j freight rates.
Our guess is that there will lie a
considerable dccrcasi in the pop
ularitv of draw poker when it
becomes dry poker.
fore we took the train.
While at Toil! went to the
French Red Cross and got coffee
and cake.». Also went to the
American Red Cross for our sup
per. After leaving ’Foul got into
a rest camp at about daylight I lie
next morning. Got breakfast
and also a bath and new clothes
out and out. While at rest eamp
went down to a pile of air planes
where they had been thrown
down and each piece put in a sep-
arate pile. I think they were *___
German planes. There were lots . .............—gg ...... ......
of German railroad engines that served in courses; and n hidv
the Yanks captured, there, too. cooking is always better than
\\ lien wi left the rest cam]) nan s cooking any time, isn't, il
it took us all night to get. into M went to a show at the Y. M. (
Aix-Lcs- Bnine. a sure pretl.v town
right at th»* foot of the mountains.
It sure was slow going. At
places it seemed the train would
stop at limes, the mountains w re
so steep, but we finally wound
around unlil we got up about
three thousand feet above sea
level. I lie highest peak on the
range close to us is Mt. Blanc.
I hey will not let us go up tin re
on account of some drifts.
There are some fine hotels
here where we are slaying, and
I am in on. of tlie finest of them
all. and there are twenty. This
is a summer resort where the
American pcoph come for the
Uncle Sam Sets a Good Example
summer. I went up to another
town yesterday.- It was a swell
place, too. but I did not stay long
as it was most covered with snow
and too cold for me so I caught
the electric ear back to the hotel.
It is so much nicer and warmer
down here. Had my picture
taken and sent you three the
, T. “ , , ., .other day and will send you
J. r. I imrnons attended the , ,, ,
i [ ... r- <• i , . «,> three in this letter, and will send
funeral of 1 . h. nchuster at \\ ax - . e ,. , ,
I t JI # * rei.1 < * f do'/en 1 •. 4 < - *• , . »>
ahachie. Sunday iast. I ‘“‘1
‘__ j W hen my time is up I sure will
hate to go hack to soldiering and
(reneral thintr if is easier I
r*rm hove ,vs a irrncrni mimr ir is easier i
first-class [to keep tab on other people than |eat,n* « « cooking, tor
j to keep money of your own. wr French cookery and
A. last night. It sure was fine,
j ^ I’ rein li man and woman did tlu
entertaining. Music and play
ing different instruments was the
weapons used to entertain with.
Have an invitation from the \
] girls to go with them on a stroll
ibis afternoon up the mountain.
Haven t decided whether I will
i go or not.
Gh, yes, T must tell about the
i beds we have to sleep in here,
j They are all single beds with a
thick matin ss and a feather bed
| to sleep on and a thin blanket
and a lliin feather bed to cover
witli. and \ on sure earl slee
Just cold enough at night to sleep
It has begun to snow here. |
Sure is falling fast and thick. /,
hear the sleigh bells ringing.
Guess some of the bovs are go-
ing sleigh riding. Tell papa he
ought to be here with me. We
would have the time of our lives.
I would not take a million dol !
lars for my trip to France that I
• i» n <«n nn u ** t% r I •» 1 «i r\ 1 ri <• no fl of !
the war that I whs in.
Well, bye. bye. Hope you arc j
enjoying yourself as much a
j f fi
VIEW OF U. S. CAPITOL DURING PAINTING.
'Ilie dnnii* of the United States Capitol at Washington Is kejif In excel-
lent condition hy point Jug if every few year-, Far tills work forty painters
are steadily employed for three months’ tine. Over five thousand gallons of
paint are required for one coat. The reason fur painting the Capitol dome at
regular interval:- Is to prevent disintegration of metallic surface.
Residence Phone 84.
Qffict Phone nt.
O fire over Mayes Keitauraat
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The Plano Star-Courier (Plano, Tex.), Vol. 40, No. 10, Ed. 1 Friday, April 18, 1919, newspaper, April 18, 1919; Plano, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth570393/m1/3/: accessed May 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society.