The Celina Record (Celina, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 20, 1922 Page: 1 of 6
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To Make a Survey
Celina Nay Get
'The city council has employed
the firm of Montgomery & Ward,
of Wichita Falls to make a pre-
liminary survey for a municipally-
owned light and water system
and to estimate the cost thereof.
This is a step to find just where
we are in the matter of construct-
ing a light and water system. It
is the purpose of the council, in
case this work is undertaken, to
know in advance exactly what it
125 Barrell Mill
Mass Meeting Last Week.
At the mass meeting held at
the school auditorium Friday
night financial statements were
rendered by the new board of
trustees as compiled from figures
turned over to it by the old board
and from other sources available.
Then a statement of the financial
'Condition was submitted by the
old board, when it was found
that there was not much differ-
ence in the reports—just a dif-
ferent way of making them. The
old board contended that there
were funds in prospect sufficient
to run the school the full nine
months. They seemed to favor
borrowing money at the bank,
based on $500 or $600 of uncol-
lected taxes for ly21, which 1 are
not delinquent until October, as
the Record understands it, with
which to defray the expenses of
the school. They also favor us-
ing interest on the school build-
ing bonds sinking fund.
As the new board looked at the
matter, there would be a short-
age of about $500, since the new
board does not appear to favor the
proposition to borrow money on
uncollected taxes or to use the
interest of the school building
sinking fund, at least until they
are assured by the attorney
general that they have that
At any rate, about 55 men
present volunteeeed to contribute
$5 each to the school fund, mak-
ing it euiderit that the people of
this community want a nine
months school, even, if in addi-
tion to the taxes they pay they
have to go down into their
pockets to keep it going.
The Record $1.50 a year.
Circulating Library • Celina
For the purpose of maintaining- a
circulating- library of best books
(best books of fiction, best books
for boys and girls, beat books of
general information by best au-
thors) I herewith subscribe $1.00
for membership fee. Said member-
ship shall be for a period of SIX
MONTHS from opening of said li-
All members shall have the right
of drawing a book from said libra-
ry as often as the preceding book
shall havn been returned. No
member shall have the right to hold
out any book longer than one week
from date said book was issued,
only on condition that said member
shall pay 10c for every day said
boak is held over the week desig-
nated. New books will be added
from time to time to said library.
The library shall be under the
control and managraent of W. J.
Crabb and conveniently located for
the membership at his place of bus-
After six months all members
shall have the right to renew their
membership by paying the said W.
J. Crabb, 50 per cent of said mon-
ey to be used to purchase books.
Cut this out and sign your name
below and bring to W. J. Crabb.
Don’t ir.islf( this great opportunity
B. F. Smith has bought the
property of the Celina Mill &
Elevator Co. at this place and is
thinking seriously of erecting a
125 barrell flour mill of the latest
and very best type.
Mr. Smith states that he and
his associates will erect such
a mill here if the people of this
town and community will sub-
scribe for one-fourth of the stock.
It will cost $50,000.
Mr. Smith and his father made
money in the milling business
here and nothing has arisen since
to make the chance any more
hazardous. On the other hand,
it is a better place for such a mill
now than when the mill was here,
says Mr. Smith, by reason of the
pike roads that have been built.
Mr. Smith’s plan is to build a
small elevator at the towns in the
vicinity of Celina—Aubrey, Pros-
per, Frisco, Gunter. These to be
filled with wheat when the grain
is moving and haul it to the mill
here on trucks, taking on the out-
bound trip a load of flour for the
town where elevator is heated.
This would mean the bringing
of Mr. Smith and his family and
the miller and his family and
probably others, to Celina, and
would create for Celina a monthly
volume of trade, giving employ-
ment to a number of Celina
Some citizens to whom the
matter has been mentioned ap-
pear eager to take stock in such
There was a meeting of business
men Wednesday morning at
which Mr. Smith went over the
matter of rebuilding the mill and
outlined just what he and his as-
sociates propose to do,
Every person the writer has
heard express himself says that
it is an absolutely fair proposition
and unusually attractive.
Mr. Smith says he will go into
contract to take up the stock of
any | stockholder who may be
dissatisfied with his investment
at the end of twelve months from
time plant begins operation and
pay him 8 per cent interest on
his money, if given sixty days
A committee was appointed to
raise Celina’s part of the money,
Mr. Smith says when this
amount is subscribed there will
not be a minute lost in getting to
work on the mill and it will be
rushed to completion to handle
the present wheat crop, which is
now very promising.
Miss 11a Rice Won
In Student Election.
Belton, Texas, April 19.-Miss
Ila Rice, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. J. E. Rice, of Celina, won
in recent election, the offiice of
general chairman of the Cottage
Home System of dormitories of
Baylor College for Women.
Miss Rice entered Baylor in 1919
as a freshman. She is now a
Senior in Kindergarten work, and
a junior in literary work.
During the three years that
Miss Rice has been in Baylor she
held several student offices.
Among them are, president of
the Kindergarten Club, president
of the Kindergarten seniors,
secretary of the Excelsior Y, W.
A., president of a B. Y. P. U.
for three years, Sunday School
teacher in the Intermediate
department of Baylor College
Sunday School for two years.
She is also a member of the
Collin County Club and a
member of the Historical Literary
Hotel Catches on Fire.
Fire broke out in the roof of
the May hotel about 8:30 Tuesday
night. It got a pretty good start,
as the chemical engine wa3 a lit-
tle slow in getting out, but the
fire was soon extinguished:
i A large hole was burned in the
roof of the building.
Mr. and Mrs. May ask the Rec-
ord to express their very great
appreciation to all who helped to
save their property.
“Men wanted to represent one
of the largest poultry farms in
America. Work in your home
territory. Splendid position yearly
for the right party. We prefer
men who live in the country or
small towns; loafers and slickers
need not apply. State paper you
saw ad. Address Beatty’s Red
Farms, Box 212, Fort Wayne,
^ CLEAN UP!
Spring’s the time o’ year to make things spick and span-
house cleaning time”, when floors and woodwork must
be scrubbed and refinished.
While you are at it, make them all the more attractive and
sanitary with fresh coats of stain, varnish, paint, or enam-
We have some very attractive colors in high qualitv paints.
And prices are reasonable.
Call or phone for color cards- We’ll be glad to give you
Grand Jury For
The May Term
Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Hardy
were guests of the latter’s
parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Pond,
at the Pond hotel from Friday to
Sunday. Mr. and Mrs: Pond took
them to Dallas Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Hardy is travelling auditor
for the Pierce oil company, and
Mrs. Hardy, for some time, has
been travelling with him.
Gunter people have subscribed
money with which to move the
depot north in order to open the
main street so the street can be
extended across the railroad.
This street is soon to be era veiled.
The Senior Class of Celina
High School requests the Record
to extend its thanks to Mr. J. H.
Crabb for the service rendered
and courtesy shown in planning
the trip to Dallas and carrying
Mrs. C. C. Adams departed
Wednesday for Mexia to join her
husband, who ha3 charge of a
pipe line construction gang.
The May term of the Fifty-
Ninth District Court of Collin
county will convene Monday May
15, with Judge Frank E. Wilcox
on the bench.
The grand jury selected for
this term is composed of the fol-
J. F. Cox Jr., Anna, Texas.
Poriman Barker. Valdasta.
Guy Rice, Plano.
John Hale, Farmersville.
C. J. Stambaugh, Nevada-
John F. Chandler, McKinney.
Milt Whisenant, Allen.
T. E. Neilson, Wylie. '
John W. Haggard, Plano.
W. G. Waggoner, Frisco.
R. S. Rike, Farmersville.
V. L. Patrick. Celina.
T. A, Curtis, Princeton.
Martin Moses, McKinney.
L. Coffman, Josephine.
Carl Weeks, McKinney, R. 6.
Denison won the district cham-
pionship in debate at Paris Fri-
day over the Celina team, com-
posed of Claude Cocanougher and
Albert Bowman. The Celina boys
won over Leonard by a unanimous
decision, and Denison won over
Celina by a similar decision.
Watch the windows of the
Peterman building—I will have
a line of pot plants, ferns. Also
take orders for plants of all des-
cription. Will appreciate your
patronage.— Lura Biggerstaff. 2t
Mrs. Lucile Gross has given up
her music class at Murphy on ac-
count of bad health.
Former Celina Man’s
Home Is Destroyed.
Claude Simmons received a tel-
egram from his brother, Walter
Simmons, of White Deer, Texas,
stating that his brother’s home
and the contents were destroyed
by fire Saturday, with no insur-
ance. No details were given.
Walker Layman Dead
Walker Layman died Saturday
afternoon about 6:30 at his home
four or five miles southeast of
Celina. He was the son of Mr.
and Mrs. A. W, Layman who lived
The body was conveyed to
Whitewright and there laid to
rest at 2:30 p. m. Sunday, Be-
sides relatives, the body was was
followed to its earthly abode by a
goodly number of friends. The
service was conducted by Rev. L.
T. Grumbles of this city and Rev.
R. L. Keene, of Bonham, the
minister who performed the mar-
riage ceremony for deceased.
Walker Layman was born in
East Tennessee Dec. 26.1889, and
came with his parents to Texas
in 1900. Before coming to this
community some six or seven
years ago, he resided near White-
wright and was married there to
Miss Eula Broyles, in 1914, He
leaves a wife and two little girls
of his immediate family, and five
sisters and six brothers besides
Deceased had been seriously
sick for the past nine weeks
probably due to organic heart
trouble dating from birth.
Deceased was a loving husband
and a kind father. For fourteen
years he had been a consistent
member of the Baptist Church.
To the bereaved wife and chil-
ren and brothers, sisters and
parents the sympathy of the com-
munity goes out.
The widow will, with her little
children, return to the home of
her parents near Whitewright.
The fixtures for the post office
have arrived and have been in-
stalled in the Hoard building.
There are about 700 boxes and
the fixtures as a whole have a
much more citified appearance
than the fixtures now in use.
Postmaster Wilson says he will
have to brush up a little when he
gets into his new quarters.
Bits of News From
Over the County
R. A. McClendon and L. F.
West of the Nevada cymmunity,
have returned from the Pasteur
Institute at Austin, where they
had been for three weeks, each
having a child treated for the bite
of a rabid dog.
Onion growers of Collin County
are to meet at McKinney at 2 p.
Former Vice President Thomas
R. Marshall delivered an address
at McKinney Wednesday.
The outlook for a wheat crop
in Collin County is the finest in
Ten inches of rain is reported
to have fallen at New Hope last
and been baptized. Stepp is re-
covering from a severe attack of
Rev. V, L Graves preached his
Ku Klux sermon at Anna Thurs-
day night of iast week.
W. 0. W. Notice
The debate at the Woodman
Hall Saturday night was judged
by John McKinney, and Charlie
Scott of McKinney, and Gene
W'arden of Farmersville. But no
decision was reached. The debate
will be taken to McKinney to get
Sovereign J. A. Gearhart wiil
deliver an address next Saturday
night on “The History of Wood-
craft.” Rev. Y. L. Graves will
also deliver an address.
AT CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Rev. V. L. Graves has been
granted leave of absence Sunday
morning to preach the baccalau-
Ezell Stepp, condemed to hang reat sermon for the school at An-
for the murder of Hardy Mills,
has joined the Episcopal Church
na. He will preach here Sunday
Cane seed and millet seed for
planting at McAdames. 51-3t
Frank G. Wheatly was here to-
day and authorized his announce-
ment as a candidate for District
Clerk. Jerome Sneed, Jr., has
authorized his annduncement for
this office. Both will appear in
next week’s paper.
Service is rather a small word, but
it’s really one of the biggest things in
There is honest, sincere, SERVICE
back of every success, every friend-
ship, every important movement.
We pride ourselves upon the excel-
lent BANKING SERVICE we can ren-
der. SERVICE is what makes our
bank the best ban.c for YOU. If you
want prompt, reliable, modern bank-
ing service we offer it to.yo j.
We would like for you to investi-
gate, try us out, and we assure we will
not disappoint you.
CELINA STATE BANK
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Andrews, C. C. The Celina Record (Celina, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 20, 1922, newspaper, April 20, 1922; Celina, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth773336/m1/1/: accessed October 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Celina Area Historical Association.