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The Courier-Gazette from McKinney, Texas • Page 1

The Courier-Gazette from McKinney, Texas • Page 1

McKinney, Texas
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II. FARXSWORTII S.WV’ V. MORliAX Following Chairman J. E. telegram sent out Thursday for sympathetic relief in cash, wearing apparel, bed clothing, tents and cots, for the homeless and destitute of Melissa, made so by the cycloile Wednesday afternoon that killed, maimed and bruised citizens of the town and crumbled and tore to splinters seventy-five homes, churches and business houses, donations are being rushed in.

Everybody is being cared for and their wants looked after by the committees and none suffering. Last night an interurban car loaxied with food, blankets and clothing arrived there from Dallas. Much food and dothing and merchandise was sent there from McKinney, Denison and other places. Miss Alecia Brown, of Dallas, director of the Public Welfare Department has been at Melissa since Thursday afternoon a-dministering aid to the storm victims. The committees from McKinney and Melissa are on the job in looking after the needs of the Melissa citizens.

Many telegrams of cash donations are being received from Chamber of Commerce, Red individuals, firms and corporations from over the state. Through on the H. T. C. and Texas Electric Railway lines was resumed Thursday afternoon and trains are now running from Dallas to Denison.

Each incoming car brings many persons to that town. VICTIMS IMPROVING. The cyclone victims, who are patients at the city hospital were all reported to be resting comfortably today. They have recovered from the mental shock 6i the tornado, and are grateful that they escaped with their lives. Tlie cyclone victims are enjoying every' attention at the hands of the hospital corps.

Interest is also being taken in these patients, as weU as other patients in the new hospital by the people of McKinney. The institution is crowded wdth visitors each day, who are endeavoring to cheer to the shut-ins, and to do anything possible toward their comfort. amounting to $318.80 were shipped to Melissa morning by the Boren-Stewart Wholesale Grocery Co. of McKinney, it was announced by A. C.

King, local manager. County Judge T. 0. Murray said this morning that he was sending all the county teams and trucks to Melissa to assist in clearing the town of all debris, resulting from the cyclone and to render such other assistance as they could to the people of that place. Judge Murray also issued a cadi for relief for the storm sufferers from the citizens of Collin county.

Judge Murray urges the entire citizenship of our county to aid these people of aeighbonng town in their distress and need. iMm.u vTiox OF FiasSA. IIFADS TO DFXI FK. MA s. H.

Farn.swoi th, who lailes northwest ol McKinney, was in the county capital Thursday afternoon. She had been to Melissa viewing the destruction of Wednesday cyclone and motored down to McKinney from that place. Mrs. Farnsworth witnessed the formation of the cyclone which laid waste the little town of Melissa. Mrs.

Farnsworth said that the clouds met and appeared to roll and boil for several minutes just north of the Franklin school house about thrf-e mile.s from her home. 1 the clouds developed Into a funnel shane an dall of a sudden, Mrs. Farnsw'oi-th said she the cyclone shoot down to the earth and when it first hit it looked as thoug'h the whole country around was filled with dirt and what looked like smoke. She saw the cyclone and dip to earth thiee times and said saw' it when it deslioyod all the t)arns and tnit house.s at Kd homo near her was comiiiy, directly 11 ward by she was on tuy per- atni held my little iauKlifer in my aims.

I know to do. The co'clono was now on in iiround the roaring was more tin air wa.s filled with flying: and it was only a few' hun.treti yards from my home and it looked as thoiigli my home was directly in its patii, but when it came within a very short di.stanee of my home it chang'ed its coinso all of a sudden and pu.ssed a hundred yards to the north of my jilace. While here Mrs. Farnswmrth re- newerd her subscdiption to The Hally (''ourier-ftazette for another year. and telephone poles.

It will require much work in cleaning up the site ot the town, but the county forces will remain on the job until it is finished (Vniiity ApiMMil. iLounty Judge T. O. Murray issued the followdng appeal to the of Collin County this morning: call for relief for the storm victims at Melissa is hereby Issued to the people of Collin county. 1 feel that these are the only w'ords needed and that piompt action will follow'.

One of our fairest little citie.s lies in ruin today and her people are destitute, suffering and in need. the citizenship of the entire county come to the aid of these, our people, in their dis tress and need. Money, food, clothing, quilts, tents and other supiilies are greatly injured in MELISSA STORM, AT BLUE RIDGE Ktifc Homo. The home of R. A.

near Me- liSMi was destroyed by the MLoliittiu cyclone. la addition to los- mg hlH property he also some raluablo livestock. He Is a breeder of fine China hogs and and is a well known member work jr in the Collin County Purebred livestock He is akso well known fraternal worker. In the (Mtcit 4 imimt following the storm it i.s almost Irapfswlble to find out the loss- Qs Inflicted on the of the town and in the vicinity of Meli.sai. Mtdlsrta XiMvls WorkiiMm.

ittir.on Taylor, living a short dis- tmnoo wuit of Melissa, whofWi home badly damagisl in the cyclone, was here today. Mr. Taylor said the people of McKinney, Collin county and were responding nobly to the roliof of the citizens of the storm- town. Mr. Taylor the cyclone approax-ihlng his home.

He got blit family, taking his sick wife from her bed aiul ran down in the pasture killed in the Mcliasa Is being held at the Massie undert.vk- ing parlors pending comiilotion ot funeral arrangements. Interment will i.ot take place before and probably not tlien, it was announced today. Mrs. one of the storm victims, is being treated in the City Hospital here. All of the negro storms victims were buried at Mell.ssa today.

J. P. Courch local undertakers, had charge of the remains. Sei-ond hand clothing donated was eollected at the V. Graves Jk Co.

this morning and sent to Meli.ssa for the of the colored population who are In destitute the cyclone having destroyed their homes, clothing and everything. I Sent. Graves took seven hundred: worth of merchandise to Me- lism Thursuay to the storm This Hierchiiiidiao represented donations from L. V. Graves Martin.

Moses, (Jheevea Hro-s. J. H. sought a place of safety In McKinney Di-y Goods R. ravlre.

He said house tops, timbers, and everything imaginable ij. McCain At Co. and Adam Bond Co. iXsido from these donations each in the storm over their heads, tliese tirms gave liberal cash dona- Treea were blown down -within a for the relief of the storm vlc- fect of them, hilt luckily they escaped I tini.s, whose homes, clothing and In mury. Ho said the cyclone was awei p- fact everything they possessed were uig a scope of country about one half roile wide and circled in liis vicinity four timo.s, the fourth time coming very near his family.

Fn'ak of Storm. Mr. Taylor brought a piece of a destroyiMl by the cyclone. Victim 'rreaUtl y.ere. Bub Frwin of Melissa, was in- jurded in the cyclone of Wednesday, taken back home Thursday afternoon.

He had been in McKinney of C. tiives J. Gilison, Chairman of the Me- ii.ssa Ri-lief Fund had a Thui'sday afternoon from the piesident of the ChamlM-r of requesting him to draw of that organization for $1000 for the sufferers. iH'nton wired J. F.

Gibson $250. Whifew right StunLs $150. Citizens of Whitewright sent a ca.ih contribution of $150 to MolLs-sa today for relief of the storni suffenws of that stricken village. liidief MeeMug Slu'raaau. At a of the Sherman Chamber of yesterday afternoon steps taken to raise a relief fund for the Melissa cyclone victims.

James Snyder was appointed chairman of a committee to make a thorough canvass of the city. Officer.s lor the 1925 quadrennial state were elected, delegates to the national conclave at Denver, Colorado in June were chosen, a referendum will be taken on the propo.s- ed establishment of a tubercular home for afflicted members or a home for old and disabled members, constituted the principal tr.ansacLed at the 1921 stSte conclave of the Brotherhood of American Yeomen hell in Cleburne on Wednesday, according to Ben McKinley of this city who, with Carl Gallagher, represented Perkins Homestead of McKinney at the convention. 'fhe meeting wa.s called to order promptly at 10 o'clock by Morgan Duke Jr. state foreman and man tger of the society for Texa.s. 11.

8 eely, a Cleburne druggist, wa.s introduced and in well chosen words he welcomed the two huiulred or more delegates to Cleburne. Seely, an eloquent speaker, said the Cleburne tvelcome was sincei'e and slated that not only the eight hundred Yeomen of Cleburne, but the citizens of the town a.s wcil through llieir major, R. IT Mitchell, their ing chosen Cleburne us their state ten- meeting place. 'I'he response wa.s given by Mr Duke, who assured the Cleburne o- i)le that it was a great pleasure to meet in their citj'. Mr.

Duke ahso gave a brief history ot the order and told of its wonderful progress within the last year or so. The Brotherhood of American Yeomen, a fraternal beneficiary society, has twenty one thousand members in Texas. There are six hundred homesteads in Texas and Cleburne Homestead bears the distinction of being one of the largest homesteads in Texas. Alter Mr. and Mr.

addresses, the order of business was adopted and to Mr. Duke was given authority to apjioint several important mileage and per diem, resolutions, and he also naed a committee to district the state for the purpose of electing delegates to the National conclave. G. J. Craddock of Waco headed this committee.

K. S. Clayton, state correspondent, was placed in charge of the conimit- tee on credentials, W. D. Mails of Commerce w'as chairman of the committee on resolutions and W.

W. Shuler, prominent lawjfer of Wichita Fails was chairman of the committee on mileage and per diem. The committee on di-stricting state brought in a report which was adopi- cd, dividing the state into seventeen districts, wiib one delegate from each district with the exception of Districts 3, 5 and 12. For these districts two delegates each w'ere recommended. The report of committee was adopt- vid.

One delegate-at-large was recommended. The election of delegates proceeded. Morgan Duke foreman vd state manager, was selected for delegate at large and a round of cheers greeted his election. HFXRV MVRlCIv AND lilTTU: SOX IXG ITlllVT- MFXT. SOX Ol'FItVrFD OX.

Mr.s. Henry Myrick. injured in cyclone at, ro- jMjrted to be in a serious condition at Blue Kiilge to which point she removed shortly after being injured la the -der little son, i years old, underwent operation yesterday for the reinova. of a piece of skull. The ch.ild's skull was crushed, according to .1.

11. and Arthur Nevil, w'ho w'ent to Blue Ridge last night to visit the injured persons. Mrs. Myrick i.s reported to be injured internally and may not rt'cover. She is practically lielples.s, is oal'l.

Relief have Ijecn organized in Blue Ridge tlian f.vr hundred debars wa.s reported scriiicd lasr night. Mr. and Mrs. Myrick lost their home nnfl i-s contents in the storm. Ho is mgil I.

Perrv Burriis Buys Home Sherman; To Move Sherman, Texas, April Perry Burrus of McKiney has purchased the handsome new' home of Sam P. Gladney in Sherman, the consideration being $,50,000. It W'as said here today that Mr. Burrus will move with his family to this city. He has also purchased Mr.

interest in the Gladney Milling Company here and the latter has resigned his position as president of the company and will go to Wichita Falls. Frank Kell of Wichita Falls becomes president of the company and Fred Honea, formerly of Dallas but recently of Amarillo, has been installed as manager of the milling plant in Sherman. Hafley To Talk To Scouts At 7:30 Tonisht Californian Frank Hafley, promoting the Rodeo and Roundup here, will speak before the weekly meeting of the boy Scouts of McKinney to be held in the Chamber of Commerce hall at 7:30 tonight. Mr. Hafley will entertain the scouts with stories of ranch life.

All scouts are requested to be present, said T. E. Craig, scoutmaster. IHSILF AinvKAF CASH last of of the delegates follows: 1. H.

W. Meador, lAonard. 2. R- McCuUougli. 3.

G. H. Crider, Carl Gallagher, McKinney. 4. Mrs.

Emma Richardson, Graham. 5. R. N. Lawson, Port Worth; J.

Stockman, Fort Worth. 6 Mike F. Dresler, DallM. 7. R.

L. Shoemaker, Terrell. 8 A. J. Thedford, Tyler.

9. Mrs. Curtis Brooker, Houston, 10. Mrs. Bolller, Smith- B.

M. Alexander, Wolfe City. Mrs. Sarah Marx, San Antonio. Miss Margaret Haney, Slaton.

door key to this office. The key wa.s tor treatment. He received painful hanging on a nail by a door in his i injuries about the liead. His wdfe and home: The storm broke the key ini baby were also painfully injured. two carrying away the lower half and leaving the upper part of the key on the nail.

Our people are just about w'orked dowm, he said. What wo need along with other things are workmen to help clean up the town. Reconstruction work is proceeding 1 home wius w'recked. After the cyclone had passed the baby was found hangTig In the fence, having been itlown the fence and its arms pushed through the fence. The baby w'as resciiCKl after much brush and debris was cleared away from around It.

rapidly. All day yesterday and today hundreds of workmen have been County To Aid. engaged in clering up the debris. Out County Judge O. Murray stated nearly one hundred houses which i this morning that he had ordered all went to make up the town only about county crews, teams and trucks to thirty five were standing when the Melissa to be there Saturday morning alorm had swept through the village.

Victims Arc Buried The body of Jessie Alma Loftice, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. F. ready to begin work of assisting In cleaning the premises of all the debris resulting from the cyclone of Wednesday afternoon.

The entire town Is one solid mass of timbers, wires, telegraph were complete at the Chamber ville. of Coniinerce Friday morning for 11 Q. j. Oraddock, Waco, handling subscriptions sent to affora 12 E. A.

Cook and E. S. Clayton, relief to Melissa storm victims. The Cleburne. Llhamber of Commerce, the city gov-1 14 Mrs.

A. Nave, Ennis, eminent and the Dallas Chapter ot 15 the Red Cross issued a statewide ap-I 16. peal to the public for cash subscrip-i 17. tlona. fi Z.

E. Black of the Chamber of Com- I Alternates, merce, and Edward Titche. represent-! E. R. Brown.

L. B. Garner, E. ing the city of Dallas, the Chamber of Winston, Ben W. McKinley of Commerco and the Red Cross left for Kinnej', Mrs.

R. H. Ramsey, Jack Melissa on the 9:30 Interurban Lewis, Fred Tillotson, Frank Tabor, I), to in.speot conditions in the storm H. Hart, R. C.

Adams, Mrs. L. E. torn town and determine what Isi: White, W. S.

Knopp, Mrs. Addie Hunt, needed in the way of permanent re- Mrs. Minnie Williams, Mrs. Mary lief. Tressider, Mrs.

A. J. Lummus, W. A. A spcial interurban car loaded with Price, Mrs.

Maude Beil, F. T. Wil- tents, blankets, clothing, food, and helm, other supplies purchased through the Red Cross left Dallas Thursday for Melissa and the supplies are being distributed them Friday morning. A of men and of welfare organizations was Id nt the Chamber of afternoon to maTce relief. Offfelals of Red aa snent for re- AiAcia T.

Brown, wolf'trp, who had been ''i' 1 00 tbe O. Adams (Continued on page 5.) ohn W. Hughes Dies Near Here John W. Hughes, 46 years, 5 months 12 days old, died at his home on Muse place three miles northwest of McKinney at 5:85 p. m.

Thursday, following a long illness. Mr. Hughes was a native of Tennessee, but had been a resident of Texas and Collin county for many years. He is survived by his wife, ten children, and his mother. Frank H.

Hughes, who also lives northwest of the citj', Is a brother. The deceased was twice married. One child is dead Funeral services will be held at the graveside Friday afternoon, conducted by Dr. G. L.

Yate.s pastor of the First Baptist church of McKinney, assisted by the Rev. E- F. Watson of this city. The deceased was a member of the Brotherhood of American Yeomen and the Woodmen of the World. plans for- rf fUp T'- niipqfpd pr State Conclave Officers.

Officers for the 1925 quadrennial state conclave were elected as follows. A. Morgan Diike Dallas, state W. Shuler, Wichita Falls, state master of ceremonies. W.

H. Hlnsley, Groveton, state master of accounts. Edwin S. Clayton, CHeburne, state correspondent. Mrs.

J. R. McChillough, Sherman, state chaplain. Waco Vas selected for the next (Continued on page 4.) Wolfe To Speak In Collin County M- H. Wolfe of Dallas will All speaking dates in Collin county on Sunday.

At 11 a. na. he will deliver an address at speaking at p. m. at and at 8 p.

m. In Famersville. Tlie addresses will be in suport of the 75 million campaign Miss Jessie Ray Is well on the to recover following an operation for appendicitis. Miss Jesse la the daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs.

Ri. L. Ray. i'ro ii tJie that 1 d'4 Horn stepped into the center of the arena Tlmr.sday evening and declared the First Annual Y. B.

A. Round-Up and Rodeo open, until the last steer bull-dogged, the finale of the fourteenth event, there was excitement enough to satisfy the cravings the most adventurous spirit. Keen but friendly rivalry was in evidence and when a contestant would go out in the daring trials there was whooping and shouting from his or her friends which were also rivals urging ach one on to their best efforts and lending all the encouragement possible, and when one failed and came back to the group of awaiting their turn, the rivals in the event in one had failed were fhe first to offer sympathy. However, fowboys are not much on dishing out in words or on receiving ihe same and when one says to the ilefeated he puts a to fhe words that makes full, and they do not sound emp- hut carry with ihem Ihe knowledge the is truly sorry. opening grand entry gave an ('ppf for one to look the nfire criup of contestants in parade rm.

and there w'ere many expre.s- (Uie of admiration for the w'onderful and the riders who sat upon 111 'ds like the knight.s of old. Tie-n Fog Horn announced the wild riding and fhe fneworks was on, animals came out of the l.uK'.- fr.rious because of the fact hat mere men would dare to attempt ride Hiem. But thej rhde them, riders of the plains, rode them enjoyed the sport like school children, and they not only rode them in the usual or customary fashion but ome of fhe more daring ode the wild bucking longhorns back- w'ard, and even two of them on one steer, one sitting backward and the er forward. oHter forward. Little Joe was billed in this event ride a wild Brahma calf, but th.i decided it did not care for the sport and refused to come out of the chute.

Lying down in sullen fashion the baby Brahma refused to get up and although Joe fumed and stamped and tried all manner of tricks to coax the little bovine out he refused to take any part in the affair, but Little Joe it plain to the audience that he would come out on a bucking Brahma today if he had to every one in the herd to find one that would be mean to him. Fancy Roping. Next came the fancy roitiug. with Byers, the champion in this line doing some marvelous work, and Montana Jack Ray spinning thre ropes at one time one of which, was attached to a wire around his aist and was made to gyrate through, a series of body movements similar to Ihe native dances of Siam. Bob Calen also did some excellent w'ork and Little Joe supplied a comedy by doing some clever roping but always managing to get tangled in his own rope.

The cow bronk riding was good and the riders proved that they were not in the least afraid of the vicious huckers. The calf roping was exceptionally fast, w'ith Hugh Strickland, Chester Byers and Tommy Grimes starring in this ev'ent w'ith exceptional clever work. Miss Mamie Francis in her rifle shooting was a decided hit and her work brought forth great applause. Only twice did she miss the small objects thrown into the air and this was when her horse broke his stride in running over the rough ground of the arena, and she frequently broke as high as four objects thrown into air at one time this feat calling for regular machine gun rapidity. came the bareback bronk riding which was exciting in the extreme Curley Griffith and Soapy Williams were the stars of this event, while H.

M. Matthews came near seeing stars. started out upon the hiiri- cane deck of the bareback biicker in a manner that made some the spectators think that he was trying to perform some of the trick feats, la fact he rode all over the horse until finally there were no new' places tm light or nothing else to hold to and then he hit the ground. Bud Ttni- TD-ons also put up a good ride in this event. Jumping Horse.

The high jumping horse Ghent showed wonderful training and gave Little Joe an opportunity for some screaming comedy, and Little Joe never overlooks an opportunity. The cow'boys bronk riding w'as sensational in the extreme and the outlaw biick- ers were turned out in rapid order, tiach trying to uose-spin or loop or two and going through every trick known to bucking cayiises, and still not a rider thrown, although according to the strict rules three of them were disqualified. The riding was very close among those w'ho did not disqualify, but Oklahoma Curley on Rodeo won first day money, while Hugh Strickland on Blue Devil, and C. Williams on Searchlight tied for second place. The next event was Miss Francis and her beautiful white Arabian Na- (Continued on page 4.).

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