The Paris News from Paris, Texas on October 9, 1960 · Page 13
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The Paris News from Paris, Texas · Page 13

Paris, Texas
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Sunday, October 9, 1960
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[THE_PARIS NEWS, SUNDAY, OCT. 9, 1960 —1—13 NATIVE ROCK building at Honey Grove, built of slone from the old Floyd quarries, include the John Brown building pictured here n,ow owned by Brown's son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Goss. These rock buildings, erected 75 to 85 years ago, are real town landmarks. (Paris News Staff Photo) Honey Grove Landmarks Built of Native Stone Paris News Service- HO.N'KY GROVE - The down- mvn face of Honey Grove, as n other towns, undergoes changes •ram time to time, but despite damaging fires, and such concessions to progress as reducing the wsi office grounds to widen the highway, some landmarks re- nain unchanged. These arc chiefly some of the n!(l business buildings erected 75 l<> fl5 years or more ago, of slone From the Fannin County quarry sporated by John H. Flcyri. The lunrry was in operation from the roCOs until 1908, the business at he latter time being conducted by 3is youngest l)rothcr, George W. "luyd, whose only living employe now is Cole C. Perkins of Bonham. The Floyds were sons of William Floyd who brought his family to Fannin County in 1859, from Tennessee. When war broke cm!, Ihe elder Floyd, though p-jsl Paris Library Plans Poetry Day Exhibits Recognition of local and stale writers of poetry will be given by Paris Public Library on Sat- jrday, October 15, — which is Texas. National and World Poetry Day. Te.xas was the first to designate » state poetry day, the official proclamation setting the dale having been in the form of a Texas Senate resolution, signed and sealed May 5, 1953, by Ben Ramsey. Stella James Boren is state chairman Cor the observance. The library, says Mrs. Edw in Baker, the librarian, plans a d 1 splay of new and old volumes of poetry which will be arranged for the occasion. These will include an autographed copy of "Sunrise in the Valley" by Mrs. Margie B. Boswell of Ft. Worlh, assistant director of World Poetry Oay and Texas Council of Poetry Promotion and three years president of the American Poetry League, who is listed in "Who's Who in Poetry" published in London. She is p oet laureate of the Texas Federation of Women's Club. Verse by such Pan's writers as Ihc late Mrs. J. W. Wood, Daisy Virginia Johnson, Nina Isabel Jennings, W. H. P. Anderson. Dr. Frank L. Wear, Mrs. Elinita Kirkpatrick and Miss Mary Canfield will be on exhibit. Current Paris residents to be represented, whose verse has been appeared in slate and national publications arc Mrs. Grace Hackel Baker, Miss Louise Sockel, Miss Marie Barlon and others, some of whom have had their work printed in book form as well. Miss Barton has several sma 11 volumes in this category, which will be included with others in the display. The nation's Junior Fire Marshals, more thrill three million strong, are checking Ihcir homes from top to bottom during National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 9-15) to remove potential fire hazards. What about you? military age, joined the Confederate Army, and John, then about 13, began his first efforts at quarrying. In later years. Honey Grove's first public school building was stone as was the Methodist Church besides many oilier public build ings and business houses in the county and elsewhere in North Texas. At least one building i n DaJlas, the old Merchants Ex change, erected in the mid-1880's was constructed wholly of the Fannin County stone, and sh i p ments were made as far away as Arkansas by the Floyds. The stone was specially in de mand as trim for courthouses and other structures of brick; for steps, chimney and hearth stones, carriage steps and hitching blocks, well tops and grave markers. The first of the slone buildings here are said lo have been erected in 1874, the year after Honey Grove was incorporated — two one-story structures, built for B.S. Walcolt, one of them for many years housing the post office. Destroyed by fire in 1877, it was rebuilt in the following two years. Others include the former Ryan building, owned by Frank Canm:, now of Gainesville; the John Brown and Price buildings on opposite corners of the square at 6th and East Market Stree t s, osvned by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Goss; the first story of the Clayton building, opposite First National Bank, the upper stories being stone-trimmed brick; the Dryden building on the south side of the square and the old George A. Dailcy building, now owned by Sharp Bros. On the norlh side of the square, the north and west stone walls of a burned building still stand, and the old office of The Signal-Citizen, to the northeast, which was destroyed by fire, also was of stone. The youngest Floyd son. George, the only one of William's sons ho married, took as his bride LelHia Avary. Their children. Miss Jessie Floyd. Mrs. Allie Kelly, Mrs. Elizabeth Branson and the late William E. Floyd, inherited Ihc family-size farms south and easl of town, which the elder Floyd accumulated. The property includes as another pioneer landmark, a wooded area, left intact so that Floyd descendants might see the land as it looked when first settled. WHAT WILL HAPPEN to the one who gets the short straw? Draw straws to s«e who goes to college? Could be. In ten years the number of college applicants may double. Many of our colleges and universities are already crowded. And unless we start right now to expand our college facilities and attract more and better instructors, many bright youngsters may soon be refused an education. Their future depends on you. Your future depends on them. Help the college of your choice, now! Learn more about how you can meet and beat Ihis colUge critii. 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