The sad news of the death of W. O. Wilson 3414 Ave G,
Friday January 31 REV. A. E. HIETT
Funeral services were held Sunday for Rev. A. E. (Uncle Bud) Hiett, 88,
at the home of his son W. B. Hiett. Rev. J. Frank Norris of
At he age of 19 he enlisted in Company H of the 19th
Active pallbearers were: Orland Carey and Norris Hiett; Poo Doherty, W. G. Hiett and Walter Moore. Honorary pallbearers were W. H. Leath, J. T. Delmer and Roger Hiett and J. M. and W. M. Grogan.
Friday January 31 UNCLE BUD HIETT
Uncle Bud Hiett was in many respects a remarkable man. Early in life he learned what it meant to be a good soldier having served strenuous years in the civil war. He was a man acquainted with hard work, and his labors were ended only by the setting of the sun. His voice was heard in many quiet country churches that have long since been deserted by their parishoners. Sainted mothers brought their children to hear the Gospel stories proclaimed from the lips of this man who caught the vision of what real religion was. Philosophers have tried to define optimism, preachers have told of its value but this good man has lived it every day of his life. I never saw him with a ruffled temper. I never heard him speak unkindly of anyone, and always upon being asked how he felt he would reply with emphisis: “I’m just as fine as silk.”
He was a man of hope, having cherished a desire to live to see the century mile post, provided he might live without infirmities. His life was cut short by one of those malignant maladies which flesh is heir to. His days were like an aged tree whose giant strength weathered the chilling blast of many winters, yet blooming and yielding its fruit in season until the day it was cut down. What a great father he was to his children and what a priceless heritage he left them.
Quietly he lived and quietly his spirit took its flight. In the still quiet hours of the early morning shortly after the new day had just begun, this great spirit slipped from out its tenement of clay and journeyed to the land which no traveller has ever visited—a land about which we (know) little, yea, nothing except that there are many mansions there, and that these mansions are not made with hands; that they are eternal in the heavens and that they are a place of refuge for the souls of just men.
Friday January 31 Question Box By Jack Maxwell
Question: When was the main building at the Arlington Masonic Home erected?
Answer: In the year 1911.
Friday January 31 JOHNSON STATION
We were sorry to learn of the death of Mrs. Teague who was laid to rest
We are glad to report that no ill effects have resulted since Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Barcus
and children, Mary Ann and John Mac have been under going the treatment for rabies.
Texas National Bank at
This came as a blow to many and it is reported that all depositors of the Polytechnic Bank will be taken care of.
Assistant cashier L. B. Ward of the Texas National Bank killed himself Sunday afternoon inside the police department garage with a pistol, one bullet passing through his head, dying twenty minutes later. He left a note in which he ascribed his loss of health and loss of his position as reasons for the act.
Friday February 7 CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank our many friends for their loving kindness and sympathy shown us during the illness and death of our loved one.
And for the beautiful floral offerings. May God bless and strengthen you when like sorrows come to you.
Mrs. W. O. Wilson and children.
The Wilson Brothers and Sisters.
Friday February 21 DEATH OF MRS. MARGARET O’CONNOR
The grim reaper death
again visited our community Monday night and took away from our midst one of
our beloved women, Mrs. Margaret O’Connor. Mrs. O’Connor has lived
in our city for several years and her motherly advise
and tender sympathies to the down hearted, and needy, who always appealing to
her, she was at all times thinking of others. Mrs. O’Connor was born in
Friday February 21 SISTER-IN-LAW OF BAPTIST PASTOR IS BURIED HERE
Funeral services for Mrs.
Robert W. Read, 32, of
Mrs. Read died in an
Mrs. Read was survived by three brothers, Rogers, Tom and John Woodward of
Friday February 21 DAN KEISLER
Monday morning the
death angel visited the Baptist Hospital of Fort Worth and took away Dan
Keisler, who is familiarly known as Uncle Dan. He has lived here for
many years and was known as a good man who was ever ready to do for
others. In his last days he was in poor health, but continued his work as
keeper of the
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning by Reverend W. T. Rouse and
Reverend J. H. Stewart at the
Friday February 21 MISS SYBIL SPEAR DIES IN HOSPITAL
Funeral services for Miss Sybil A. Spear, 68, who died in a
local hospital Wednesday night, February 16, were held from the Shannon Funeral
Home, Thursday. Burial was in
Miss Spear made her home with her niece, Mrs. L. A. Brown, at 3331 Avenue L. Besides her niece, she is survived by a brother, J. A. Spear.
Friday February 21
Funeral services for R.
W. Cowden, 58, were held Tuesday afternoon from the Shannon Funeral
Home. Burial was in
R. ROY BURIED AT
Sad news was received
Friday February 21 TWO PROMINENT MASON’S PASS AWAY
In the last week our
State lost two of its most prominent Masons, and in their passing away, not
only the state but the fraternal orders mourn their loss, but our own “Home for
Aged Masons” will feel it more keenly than ever, since they were members of the
Board of Grand Trustees and had been in the Home so many times. Their
association with these good men meant so much to Supt. W. J. Brown and family,
also the officers and members of the Home. Bro. D. S. McMillen of
Whitewright P.G.H.P. and Bro. B. K. Hawkins P.G.H.P. of Grand Royal Arch
Chapter of Texas, passed away and was laid to rest in
their home towns by the Grand Chapter of Texas. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Brown
attended both funerals. Dr. D. N. Cushing of
Friday February 21
Death again came into
the Home for Aged Masons the past week and took away Mrs. W. A.
Nelson, age 82, M. V. Posey, age 81, and Mrs. James Harding
was found dead in bed Wednesday morning, having passed away with heart
failure. Her remains were taken to
Friday February 21
Mesdames J. H.
Stewart, J. I. Carter, C. N. Shook, Ray Robertson and C. D. Mitchell attended
the memorial services of Mrs. Evans, the kindergarden teacher at the
(picture of two boys in flying gear)
The above picture is one of our own boys, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence
Wright and his chum, Frank Malone, of
They both registered at the new Curtiss-Wright school between
Friday February 21 CURTISS – WRIGHT FLYING SERVICE
Our Manager, W. A. (
We have just moved seven planes over to the new field here from Love Field
where they had been in storage, and all flying and operations will be done
hereafter off this field. Another plane, a Challenger Robin, was ferried
down here from
The No. 1 Ground School Class having been completely filled, we started a new
Ground School Class No. 2, which is held on Monday and Thursday evenings at
8:00 o’clock. K. W. Bourie, J. W. Cantrell and G. E. Sossamon, all of
We are moving our temporary offices in the old
Friday February 21
The many friends of
Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Gowan have received the sad message of the death of Mrs.
Gowan who passed away in
Friday February 21
JACK EAVENSON KILLED WHEN TRUCK TURNED OVER
Arlington Resident For Twenty-Two years. Buried Wednesday.
A gloom of sadness passed over
the city and community Monday afternoon when the sad news came that T. Jack
Eavenson, age 57, had been killed instantly on the
Mr. Eavenson has lived in
T. Jack Eavenson and Miss May Abbott were married in
Active pall bearers were: Thos. Spruance, Chester Gates, J. W. Pulley, Mike Ditto, and Gordon Nichols.
Honorary pall bearers: Stewards of the First Methodist Church – C. L. Killian, C. B. Berry, Wm Knapp, W. F. Altman, J. E. Arnold, J. M. Biggers, M. C. Christopher, Clyde Everette, e. B. Foster, B. F. Geeslin, Clinton Griffin, Boyd Lawson, W. J. MacFarland, D. D. Parks, Jack Patterson, W. J. Pulley, Homer Slaughter, S. T. Smith, W. B. Taylor, Linus Thomas, W. C. Vaughn, O. M. Bondurant, F. E. Shanks. Mesdames J. D. Cooper, M. ?. Brogdon, C. D. Mitchell, P. H. Wilkerson, Ellie Rogers, and J. P. Fielder, Frank McKnight, J. H. Pilant, Arlington and Messrs. Moon and Pipkins of Fort Worth.
Friday February 21 RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT
That the Board of Stewards of the
Each of the Board wish to express our personal knowledge and appreciation of the many good things the Arlington people and church have enjoyed through the benediction of our dear beloved friend and member, Brother Eavenson.
The Board deeply feels the loss of such noble character and christian spirit as was ever manifested by the one taken from our ranks
May the memory of his christian life and never failing
loyalty to his church be exemplified in not only this, but other boards of the
H. D. Wallace, Chairman
W. B. Taylor
Mrs. C. D. Mitchell
Friday February 21
Mr. and Mrs. Dewitt
Friday February 28 PANTEGO NEWS
Sadness swept over our community this week when our previous little Billie
Lucille Darden was suddenly taken away on Thursday morning at 6
o’clock. She was the 7 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Darden of
this community. She was born October 4, 1922 and died February 20,
1930. Billie Lucille went to school Wednesday morning but returned home
immediately after 9: o’clock where she lived only 21 hours. Burial was in
Dr. McKissick pronounced it poisoning from the very first, but it was Saturday before he and five other doctors including Dr. Harold V. Johnston, Dr. Rumph, Dr. Hyde and others, determined it arsenic poisoning. Ruth Estelle, their 9 year old daughter, was also very sick from 5:30 o’clock Wednesday morning and was carried to the Baptist Sanitarium Friday evening. ??? Saturday evening where she was attended. Ruth Estelle is up and will probably be in school soon.
The entire community which is made up mostly of kinfolks, will join with this mother and father in grief for the little one only to awake some time and see her with Jesus.
Besides the parents are left two sisters, Ruth Estelle age nine and Geraldine age 2 years. Her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Austin of this community, Grandmother Caroline of Sulphur Springs and a host of relatives and friends.
Friday February 28 MRS. S. M BENNETT’S BROTHER DIES
A telegram to Rev. S. M. Bennett Monday brought the sad news that Rev. J. R.
Friday February 28 DISASTROUS FIRE AVERTED
Last Friday night during the electrical storm, the wind blew the wires and poles down on Abram street and had it not been for the quick services rendered by the two night watchmen, Joe Coke and Lawrence Evans, not only J. S. Adkins Jewelry Store would have burned as they had to break the door to get in and stop the fire but perhaps many would have been killed by the live wires across the street. This alone should prove to any town the importance of having night watchmen, for their services at this time perhaps saved the (citizens) hundreds of dollars.
Friday February 28
D. C. Sibley last
Tuesday received the sad news of the passing away of his only sister, Mrs.
Mary Hammack, age 82, who lives with her son, W. T. Hammack, a former
Senator of Arkansas, but now a State Commissioner of that state, living at
Friday February 28 LOCAL NEWS
Mr. and Mrs. R. A.
Young were called to
Friday February 28 IN MEMORY OF MRS. MARGARET O’CONNER
Once more our circle is broken. God in his wisdom has claimed for Himself another choice flower to adorn His throne.
He has taken our dear sister and friend, Mrs. Margaret O’Conner from her life of suffering, to His home of love, peace and joy, where there is no pain, no death, nor parting.
Her life of patient suffering is an inspiration to those she has left, and helps us to realize more the beauty of holy living.
We know where to find her at the end of the way.
May the memory of her beautiful life dwell with her beloved son, and entwine his heart and keep him close to his God, and always be a beacon light all along his path, ‘till he joins her in their home above, prepared for them.
May God bless and comfort the bereaved son in his great sorrow, and help him to feel that He is near.
Be it resolved that a copy of these resolutions be sent to the paper and one sent to the sorrowing son, Robert Stewart O’Conner.
Committee of her Sunday School class: Mrs. J. D. Cooper, Mrs. T. B. Norwood, Mrs. L. R. Carlise.
Friday February 28 CARD OF THANKS
I wish to express my heartfelt thanks to those who were so kind and thoughtful of my dear mother, Margaret O’Connor during her illness and death. May God’s richest blessings rest upon each and every one. I also thank them for their kindness to me.
Robert S. O’Connor.
Friday February 28 A NOBLE MAN DIES
The death of E. H.
E. H. Murphy was 67 years of age February 10, 1930. Was
The funeral at
Mr. Murphy leaves his widow, two daughters, five brothers, J. B., J. P. and W.
T. Murphy of Dallas, P. M. Murphy, Houston and R. J. Murphy of
The Journal joins the community in extending sincere sympathy to the family and relatives in this sad hour.
Active pall bearers: Home Slaughter, D. R. Martin, J. D. Faulkner, Arch
Fulkerson, T. L. Cravens and Mr. Yeager of
Friends of the
Friday February 28 LUCILE DARDEN DIES AFTER FEW HOUR ILLNESS
Darden, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Darden age seven of the Pantego community passed away
Thursday morning, after being stricken only a few hours before. Billie
Lucile was in school Wednesday but came home feeling badly and grew worse from
that time on. Two doctors were called in but the disease was of such a
nature they were baffled. Rev. S. M. Bennett conducted the funeral
services Thursday afternoon at the
FORMER OFFICIAL OF
A sad message was received Tuesday evening by Mrs. V. H. Goodwin announcing the
death of her father John A. Hiett of
John A. Hiett, age 58 formerly county commissioner of Tarrant, having served
four years, but now of
For a number of years Mr. Hiett was Dallas claim agent for the Northern Texas Traction company, later he became general claims agent for the Texas Electric Railway company and continued in that capacity until 1927. Ill health forced his retirement.
Funeral services were held at the
Surviving are four sons, J. O., Emmett H., Sterling P. and Dewey H. Hiett, all of Dallas; five daughters, Mrs. J. M. Nash and Mrs. John P. McElree of Dallas, Mrs. Oliver A. Smith of Hot Springs, Ark., Mrs. Charles Schmalzried of Fort Worth and Mrs. V. H. Goodwin of Arlington; his parents of Arlington, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hiett. Seven brothers, Mayor Will G. Hiett of Arlington; J. R. Hiett of Hollis, Okla.; H. M. Hiett of Midland, Charles S. Hiett of Los Angeles, Cal., and J. F., G. T. and O. E. Hiett of Wellington, and one sister, Mrs. D. F. Thomas of Midland.
Friday February 28 CARDS OF THANKS
Words are inadequate to express our sincere thanks to those who in anyway ministered to me and mine during the sad hours caused by the sudden death of our dear husband and father. Your presence and words of comfort, also the beautiful floral offerings mean more than you can ever know. We want to thank the School and Scouts for coming in a body.
Mrs. T. J. Eavanson, Jack Jr.,
Elizabeth, Mr. and Mrs. Vergil
Smith and baby, Jane.
Robert B. Ross, of
Mr. Ross is three-quarter Indian, born in 1845, the grandson of John Ross, and during his interesting career held many high offices of trust and honor, some of which include: treasurer of the Cherokee Nation for twelve years, clerk of the district court, clerk of the Indian Council in 1866, Sheriff of Tahlequah, member lower house and senate, and postmaster. In 1907 the Cherokees became a nation and he was a commissioner for settling the affairs of statehood.
Mr. Ross says that while holding the office of sheriff for many years in the early days conditions were much different from what they are to-day and that there was not near so much crime as is prevalent now, probably caused by the drastic action taken then to punish wrongdoers. He says that many times the offender was tied and lashed publicly for minor offenses which was effective because the physical punishment was severe and because of the disgrace it brought, which was much more humilating than the jail sentences imposed now. For major crimes such as murder, the hangman’s noose was their portion and only five days was given in which to get ready to die. When asked if there was more crime at that time than now, Mr. Ross said there is no comparison, being much more now.
One year ago passed Mr. Ross and wife came to
Mr. Ross is anticipating with pleasure a trip to
We secured Mr. Ross’ photograph and sent it to the engravers in
Friday March 7 Death of Mrs. L. C. Massey
The passing away of Mrs. L. C. Massey at her home Sunday afternoon at 2:45 o’clock was not a surprise, but there was a feeling of sadness at the departing of this good woman who had been sick for many months, and had borne her sufferings with patience all this time. God saw fit in His wisdom to relieve this dear wife and mother of the many aches and pains which she had endured so patiently, and take her where their is no pain nor sorrow. She was a wife and mother in all that those terms comprehend. Of her is the saying of Holy Writ literally true: “Her children called her blessed.” She is remembered as a kind, thoughtful neighbor and one who was ever ready to do her part at all times.
Miss Dink Evans was married to L. C. Massey in 1900. She joined the
Friday March 7 JOHNSON STATION
We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the bereaved family of Mrs. Lewis Massey who passed away last Sunday and was laid to rest in Johnson Station Cemetary Monday afternoon. Her going leaves a vacancy in the home that can’t be filled; but Heaven was made sweeter and we pray God’s richest blessings on the grief stricken husband and her four children.
Friday March 7 CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our sincere appreciation for the many acts of kindness shown us by friends during my wife and mother’s illness and death. Also for the beautiful floral offerings. May God’s richest blessings rest upon each and every one who were so kind to us during our sorrow.
L. C. Massey and children, Mr. and Mrs.
J. D. Evans, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Evans,
Mr. and Mrs. Mack Beard.
Friday March 7 LOCAL NEWS
Mrs. Irvin Hemle of S. Oak Street received a message Saturday morning from her brother at Neosha Mo. that their mother Mrs. H. C. Price was leaving on the Safeway air plane and to meet her at Meacham Field, Fort Worth. Of course the message was received with gladness, but there was a feeling that she would be glad to see the plane light safely, and it did bringing her mother the 500 miles in about four hours without a mishap of any kind. Mrs. Price was so thrilled over the experience. She returned by the same route Sunday afternoon, traveling a thousand miles to see and be with her daughter and family two days. It was worth the price, much less the thrill.
Friday March 7
Rev. J. H. Stewart was called to Waxahachie Friday to conduct the funeral of one of his old friends W. W. Powell, who passed away Thursday.
Rev. S. M. Bennett was called to Cross Roads, Grayson Co., last Tuesday to conduct the funeral of one of his old friends J. K. Pace who, having lived at Cross Roads for many years but the past few years lived at Bonham.
Mr. Pace was 54(?) years of age, having died March 2, 1930 in
Friday March 7 CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for the many kind deeds and words of sympathy, and for the beautiful floral offering at the death of our dear father, brothers and son.
Father and Mother, Children of
John A. Hiett, Brothers and Sisters.
Friday March 13 Honeyboy and Sassafras Will Be Here In Person
(picture of S.A.T. airplane, pilot, and two blackface? entertainers)
Honeyboy (with baggage) and Sassafras as they appeared just before taking off for the Paw Paw Islands, wither their adventures with the Black Panther Detective Agency have led them in search of the lost diamond mine. The pilot is Andy Burke, special taxi pilot of the Southern Air Transport, Inc. Honeyboy and Sassafras will appear in person Saturday night in the Arlington High School Auditorium.
(pictures of Paul Barnes and Raymond Collins)
WFAA Super Station, When Completed. Located Near Grapevine.
By S. L. Perry
The reason so many young men leave home and their home town is because it is hard to get just recognition for what they accomplish from those who have known them from childhood. However that does not necessarily hold good in every instance and we have in Arlington a young man who has been reared here who is accomplishing things far beyond the ability of the average run of the Americans but whose work is unfamiliar to most of us, so we took a night off and interviewed Paul Barnes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Barnes, of Arlington in an effort to learn something about his work at radio station W.F.A.A. located near Grapevine and being built by the Dallas News—Journal.
After a pleasant auto ride accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Barnes, we approached the radio plant being on the highest point of land in this section of the country far away from interference of high powered lines and directly beside the new highway being constructed between Fort Worth and Dallas known as the northern route. A beautiful concrete plant with commodious living quarters has been build directly between the two 300 foot towers but in approaching the plant the house seems to be beyond the towers until almost in front of them when it is realized that an optical illusion has been experienced. Likewise when standing directly under the towers and looking up they appear to lean far out into space when in fact they are straight with the exception that they become smaller the higher they go. The two towers are painted different colors in section or bands so it may be seen in any kind of weather or light reflection by aviators. All night it is lighted to the top by powerful electric flood lights and is a beautiful sight from any direction. This eliminates danger of collision by airplanes day or night. The grounds are beautifully decorated with shrubs, recently transplanted , which cost hundreds of dollars and the land is level and rich, being blockland.
On entering the reception hall one is impressed with the richness of the
furnishings and graceful architectural designs of the interior of the
building. The hall leads into the receiving room where two telephones
lines, one telegraph wire and the operating board with its various instruments
showing just how strong or how weak the broadcast is being made with adjustable
instruments handy to correct any defect or raise or lower the volume that may
be noticed in the outgoing program by the radio operator. Here we were
introduced to two bright young men, Paul Clifton Barnes and Raymond Collins,
whose pictures are shown above both reared in Arlington and still calling this
home, who hold the positions of Operators, one whom is required to be on duty
at all hours of the day and night. They are perhaps the youngest radio
station operators in the
41 2/3 days service. The water used in the cooling process must all be distilled as the mineral in hard water would absorb some of the power. The water is circulated by electric driven pumps.
The power or current furnished the broadcasting station by the light company is alternating current but must be changed or rectified into direct current before used for broadcasting, the large colored fire thus caused presents a beautiful spectacle. (very difficult to read) Some of the electrical used however is from storage batteries which are recharged every 24 hours.
The question generally asked the operators is “Isn’t this a very dangerous job?” to which they reply that it used to be but now there is practically no danger with the up-to-date safety devices on broadcasting apparatus. A reasonable amount of care and caution on the part of the operator makes that work reasonably safe. The large machines are encased so hot wires cannot be touched from the outside and several doors of the machines are made to automatically cut off the power when opened, so that the operator is protected in case he forgets to cut off the current. These machines are built for safety of the visitors as well as the operators. Two broadcasting units will be ready for operation when the plant is completed so one will be available if the other gets out of commission, and they are the finest that money can buy. From this room we were shown into the large basement with its motors, pumps, storage batteries, work shop and various other paraphernalia used in the operation of the plant. Here the paintaking care exercised by the engineers in planning the station was noticeable when we were shown two pumps installed for pumping water out of the basement in case of flood or broken water mains. Water would ruin the plant if it was allowed to be flooded.
The entire plant is equipped with double screened windows and doors, one floating and the other grounded to shut out electrical interference or outside noise that might get into programs being broadcast. This new plant is modern in every respect and will cost when completed $300,000. The formal opening is planned for April 6th and it is expected to be an elaborate affair with probably a 24 hour program.
There is far more to be learned about operating a broadcasting station than
most people realize and when inspecting the plant we were confused and
bewildered at the many things explained in detail by who is familiar with every
phase of its operation and has the command of language to fluently impart that
knowledge. Visitors are welcome and will be shown around unless they
become too numerous to be accommodated.
Friday March 13
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Alspaugh attended the funeral of Dr. J. C. Bennett at Grapevine Monday. Dr. Bennett is a special friend of their son Howard as well as their good friend.
Friday March 21 WOLVES MENACE PIGS OF WATSON SECTION
Wolves are becoming a menace to poultry, young pigs and calves in the Watson
community, four miles northeast of
Recently, it is said, Jim Wheeler found a couple of wolves in his yard engaged in a battle with his dog.
Not long ago Jim Barr, of the same community while driving home from
The chase was short but fast, said Barr, and soon the wolf was killed by the impact of the rapidly moving automobile.
March 21 POLLUTION OF
I would like to ask for information through your paper, if you please. The questions I ask are to any one who can and will answer them.
Is there a law to prevent the pollution of the streams, small or great, in the
Once in a while we read a hint that it will be seen after and the filth prohibited from being allowed to go into the river but it seems nothing is expected to be done about it.
I would like to know why this important matter has not been seen after before now and I would like to know who is responsible for allowing this river to remain in the present condition?
Recently I met two officers of the law and asked them this question “Why has
It occurs to me that moneyed men are in a better position to take care of their troubles than the poorer class and should be required to do so. I think the officer who fails to discharge his duty because he is afraid of the moneyed men should be held accountable for this neglect of his sworn duty to the people.
Now if there is a law against this matter let’s have it obeyed. If this law is not enforced why should anyone obey any of the laws if they are only for the poor?
Yours very truly,
W. B. Milburn.
Friday March 21 IN LOVING MEMORY OF MRS. L. C. MASSEY
The Lord saw fit to call this kind wife and loving mother from her earthly home, March 2, at 2:45. She said she was ready to go, because she built her home on high and the Lord said, come. She called her children in and told them that the Lord had called her, for them to be sweet, good children and to live a life to meet her on high.
She endured her illness without a word. She said Christ suffered and died for our sins and we are no better than our Savior. Mrs. Massey was a pleasant wife and mother and met all things with a smile. She raised a niece who is grown and has a home of her own, who was much pleasure to her aunt. Mrs. Massey had only moved to this country in November 1919, but she had many friends and neighbors.
She leaves to mourn her death, a husband, four children, one Grandchild, and
two brothers, Bro. J. D. Evans,
March 28 Dirt Slide Kills
Jimmy Booker, 18, of
Excavation was being made for a concrete bridge when, without warning, an avalanche of earth poured down upon these men, who were in the employ of the Build-Big Construction Company. As the dirt began to pour down, the four laborers frantically began to climb for the top of the hole, 15 feet away, Jimmy Booker being unable to make it before being sucked under by the crushing mass of mud and water. Watson and Tyra got out first and began trying to help the other two. By heroic efforts they kept Buddie Pierce’s head above water and almost scalped him before he was pulled safely out. The suction was so great and the water rushing in caught Jimmy before he could be rescued.
The body was recovered yesterday afternoon about two o’clock after having been buried beneath mud and water for over 14 hours, during which time the construction company did everything possible to effect a rescue while an anxious mother, brother, sisters and many friends waited for its recovery.
Jimmy was the oldest son of Mrs. Nettie Booker, his father, John Booker,
having died about three months ago, after a fall on ice during the extreme cold
weather in which he broke his hip. On January 11 he died leaving Jimmy
and his mother as the only means of support for this family. The mother,
Mrs. Booker, works at
Friday March 28 Local Boy Shoots Self
Harold Grogan Bids Friends Goodby Before Fatal Shot
The City of
Harold was born April 17, 1906, was converted at the age of five years and joined the church at the age of seven. His mother told of this sweet experience; he had gone to church and the congregation sang “O where is my wandering boy tonight” and when he came home with his parents he told them how he had felt a sinner and how happy he was to know that Christ loved him. This child-like simplicity in God will ever be the greatest consolation to his parents who still believe that his early christian experience will be the means of God’s judgement on the throne, and as the mother said, “He never forsakes His own”.
Harold had many friends. He was working for his father at J. M. Grogans
Feed Store and was good help. The following is the note left: “To Joe
hope you will prosper and the best of luck tell Mr. Henderson and Ted to live
my life for me. They might say I am crazy but I have got as much brains
as any body. Well, good-bye Dad and mother and friends, I am going
on” His stricken parents ask that all boys, more especially his close
friends, please take warning, for it might be God’s purpose in taking their
darling boy, that others be warned who might come to the foot of the cross
before it is too late. He leaves a father and mother, two sisters and two
brothers, Mrs. I. M. Langly(?), Marjorie, James Jr.,
and Billie. Funeral services were held at the Arlington Baptist church
Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock Rev. W. T. Rouse, pastor, officiating, being
assisted by Rev. S. M. Bennett of Presbyterian church. Interment was in
Active pall bearers: Elbert Roberts, Alvin and Emmett Moore, Wayne McCombs, Fred Norris and Carey Hiett. Honorary: Tyler Short, George Thomas, Charlie and Otis Grimmett, Robert Ragland, W. C. Hiett, M. L. Friday, W. E. Joiner, M. H. Edwards, Weldon Brower, Paul Barnes, Max Cawthon, C. B. Snider, Olen Young, Curtis Henderson, Joe McKnight, Olen Lawing, James Lowry, Teddie Alspaugh and Roldand Turck.
Friday March 28 A GOOD MOTHER PASSES AWAY
By D. Y. McKinney
Mrs. Mary Cook, age 79 and the wife of the late R. S. Cook, died March
21st, 1930 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. L. Yankee.
Funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. J. H. Stewart, assisted by
Rev. S. M. Bennett and W. T. Rouse. Burial in the
Mrs. Cook was born in
The writer has known Mrs. Cook 30 years. She was a true Christian and a lovable character. The Christian life she lived, her love for humanity, greatly influenced all with whom she came in contact.
No children ever had a better mother, and the affection and appreciation shown was demonstrated by each doing every thing possible to relieve her of suffering and keep her with them as long as possible.
I look back, with pleasure, over the 30 years I have known this good woman. Her Christian life has been an inspiration not only to me, but to all who have known her intimately these many years.
She lived many years in the Watson Community before making her home in
Mrs. Cook is survived by the following children: Mrs. Bettie Rester,
The writer extends to these children his heart felt sympathy in the loss of this good mother.
Friday March 28 CARD OF THANKS
Words are inadequate to express the sincere thanks to each and every one who ministered to us in any way during the recent sorrow caused by the death of our dear son and brother, Harold Grogan. May God’s blessings rest upon you and all the world who strive to do things that comfort the broken hearted. “He will reward thee.” Also we thank you for the many beautiful floral offerings which represent love.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Grogan, Mr. and Mrs. I. M. Langly,
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Grogan, Marjorie and Billie Grogan.
Friday March 28 A LETTER OF THANKS
We desire to express our thanks and appreciation to the people of
Our love and esteem for each one is beyond expression of words. The loyalty of these good friends helped largely to lessen our grief.
Mrs. Bettie Rester, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Cook,
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Johnson, G. F. Cook,
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Yankee, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Springer
and Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Cotton.
March 28 PIONEER RESIDENT DIES OF HEART FAILURE
As the sun was slowly sinking in the west the spirit of A. Horace Copeland
familiarly known as “Pappy” or “Uncle Horace,” took its flight to a land where
there is no suffering or sorrow. He had just returned from the funeral of
Harold Grogan the son of his old friends, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Grogan, had
changed clothes to do his customary night chores, got on his horse and went to
the pasture to round up the cows having a dairy and doing all the work with his
wife’s assistance. After he had been gone about half an hour, Mrs.
Copeland got uneasy and started out to find him seeing the horse without its
rider. She at once phoned her daughter, Mrs. Geo. Wessler at
Many happy years were spent by Mr. Copeland and wife in rearing their family and it was only last year their home was thrown open to many friends and relatives who came to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Hundreds of people visited them on this happy occasion and all were served with light refreshments.
As “Uncle Horace” would say: “I just wanted our friends to break bread with
us.” On the Sunday before he passed away he told some of his children that
he wanted their mother to remain at home after he passed on and for them to
look after her every want. His going was just as he wished and his
perfect trust and childlike faith in his final destiny was beautiful. His
brother T. B. Copeland of Tenn., who was a soldier in the Confederate army,
had to leave home after the war to save his life because of “bushwackers”
coming to east
Mr. Copeland joined the
Services were conducted by Rev. W. A. Binyon, Pastor, assisted by Rev. L. O.
Collier for Forest Hills, Rev. Floyd Poe of
Friday March 28 Watson News
A newly made grave was added to our cemetary (West Fork) last Saturday, Mrs. Cook was buried. Our deepest sympathy goes out to her loved ones especially her daughter Mrs. Annie Yankee, who has many friends in this community. Mrs. Cook lived with Mrs. Yankee at the time of her death.
Radio Funeral At
Rev. H. D. Tucker conducted the first radio funeral at
Friday April 4 DEATH OF MRS. MATTIE L. JAMES
Mrs. Mattie L. James
passed away at her home two miles south of town Tuesday morning and was buried
Friday April 4 JOHNSON STATION
Our community was saddened Tuesday evening at six o’clock when Mrs. S. O. James passed from this life to a better world. Mrs. James lay ill for some two or three weeks and suffered but was always patient and endured her sufferings to the end when God took her from this world of sorrow and pain. Mrs. James was a sister to Mrs. Frank Thomas and we extend to all her loved ones our sympathy.
Friday April 4 PANTEGO NEWS
There was very deep sadness passed over the entire community last Thursday when Mrs. Leslie Darden passed away to a land of perfect rest. She was at the Baptist Sanitarium of Fort Worth where she had been very low for eight days.
Mrs. Darden was Miss Mamie Mundon of
Among those who came to be with her in her last hours were: Her mother Mrs. Mundon, three brothers, Jess, Lee and Bill Mundon, her sister Mrs. Clyde Osbon and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Ermon Wynn and baby, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Evans all of near Sulphur Springs, Mr. and Mrs. Bud Hurst, Babe Darden and family all of Dallas.
Bro. Bennett of
Friday April 4
Mrs. S. L. Darden, who
lived south of
Friday April 4
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bailey
and children, who were called home because of the death of Mrs. Bailey’s
father, A. H. Copeland, have returned to their home at
Friday April 4 TO OUR FRIENDS
There are times when hearts are very full of things words cannot say. For the beautiful evidences of your sympathy and friendship, in our bereavement, we thank you.
Mrs. A. H. Copeland and children.
April 4 NEW
THEATRE TO OPEN IN
Elaborate dedication exercises will be observed the opening night, when a
lavish program, featuring
Texas owned in every respect, the Hollywood Theatre represents the culmination of a dream to give citizens of Fort Worth and adjacent territory a theatre absolutely untrammelled by any outside interest; where the sole comfort of the patron might be studied and given preference, and the selection of entertainment left up to those who have the interests of the ultimate to patron close at heart, and who thereby are best fitted to fill the needs of the local and Southwest amusement loving population. Dedicated to serve this same public and pledged to present the latest sound entertainment, both feature length productions and short subjects of a wide variety, the Hollywood, if one may judge from the intense interest being manifested hereabouts in its completion and subsequent launching for local patronage, appears destined to enjoy long and successful career as the amusement center for those who crave entertainment. Selected with the greatest possible care, and balanced proportionately, amid luxurious and thoroughly modern surroundings, and in a play house that is the last word in up to date theatre construction, together with a competent staff that establishes a new high standard in efficiency and courtesy to its patrons.
Friday April 11 PIONEER RESIDENT OF TARRANT COUNTY PASSES ON
Smith Tippett, aged 80
years, a pioneer,
Mr. Tippett was reared in
Friday April 11 W. A. WOOD PASSES AWAY AT MINERAL WELLS
W. A. Wood, who has lived here for many years, but was drilling a well
near Mineral Wells, and had moved his family there temporarily, passed away in
that city last Sunday after a few week’s illness caused from acute bright’s disease. He was taken suddenly ill and was
never able to be moved home after the first attack. Mr. Wood was born in
Funeral services were conducted at the Arlington Baptist church Monday
afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. Pollard of Handley and
Rev. Waters of Mineral Wells officiating. His body was laid to
The Journal joins their many friends in extending sincere sympathy in this sad hour.
Friday April 11 YOUNG BUSINESS MAN SHOOTS SELF
Mayor W. G. Hiett
was called to
Friday April 18 New Covering For Mineral Well
Ben Wilson has the past week completed the new top for the City Mineral Well,
which has made it very attractive in its new dress of red, white and blue, with
a cover which is one of beauty and also of durability. The flower pots on
the four corners will soon be filled with some pretty flowers, so Mr. Shelton
will have something to do besides waiting on water customers. This is one
spot in the city that most every one has a special interest in, for it not only
Friday April 18 CELEBRATES HIS EIGHTY-FIFTH BIRTHDAY.
The past week was one that T. H. Wood and family will ever remember as one of
the most delightful they have spent in many years. They have visiting
with them his father, F. A. Wood, of Tulor, who came over to
spend his eighty-fifth birthday. Sunday was a re-union for all his
children and a few of the grand-children who met at the Park for the day,
spread their lunch and had a good time. As we took a reminiscence trip
with him, we first found him living in
Mr. Wood was asked how the civil war compared to the world war. He very
readily said: “During the world war people thought they were having a hard time
when they had to do on an allowance of flour and sugar, but my, we didn’t even
have the necessities during the civil war. We went hungry lots of
times and ate thing that we wouldn’t think of eating now, all because we didn’t
have anything better, and our hunger had to be appeased. We took what we
could get and not what we wanted.” He said the only conveyance they had
in getting to church was driving an ox wagon and that they would go many miles
to hear a Sermon. Laughily he continued, “Just think, now we can go to
Very few sons have had the privilege of initating their father in the Masonic
Lodge, but T. H. Wood had that privilege. He helped to confer the degrees
upon his father at Tolar in 1904, who says he has tried ever since that time to
live up to its teachings the best he knew how. Mr. Wood was born at
Those from out of town for the birthday dinner given by Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Wood
and daughter, Miss Lucille were: Mesdames A. C. Tidwell and Mrs. Mollie
McRimmon and son
Friday April 18
S. T. Smith was called to
Friday April 18 LOCAL NEWS
J. W. and Roy Gaddy received news of the death of their brother, Lolan, Friday at Thorndale. They attended the funeral which took place Saturday. The Journal extends sympathy in this sad hour of bereavement.
We are very sad to know that Mrs. Combs our old neighbor who lived in
Friday April 18
MRS. E. M. GREENWAY PASSES AWAY AT THE HOME OF HER DAUGHTER
Mrs. Elizabeth Melissa Greenway, age 71, passed away at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. J. H. Fowler,
Friday April 18 CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our gratitude to those who so tenderly ministered to our mother and grandmother in her recent illness and death, and our sincerest appreciation for the kindness and sympathy of our friends in our sorrow.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Fowler and family.
Friday April 18 DEATH OF C. S. POLAND
Charles S. Poland, age 59, died at his home two miles south of
Friday April 18 BROTHER OF MRS. DOUGLAS SMYTHE DIES
Mrs. Douglas Smythe’s brother, John A. Watson, of Strawn, died at Glenrose Thursday night. His body was returned home for burial.
He was general manager of Watson Bros. Merchandise Co., of Strawn for more than
twenty years. Mr. Watson is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nell Watson, and
four daughters, and one son. The daughters are Mrs. Hazel Woodward, of
Sherman, Misses Evelyn, Johnie and Martha and a son, Warren, all of
Strawn. He also is survived by his brother, George J. Watson, and four
sisters, Mrs. Deford, Gordon; Mrs. Davidson, Ranger; Mrs. W. M. Turner, Mingus
and Mrs. Douglas Smythe of
Friday April 25 DEATH OF MRS. AUSTIN
The passing of another good woman Mrs. Martha E. Austin, age 81, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Press Reves near Birdville brought sorrow to her friends. Last Tuesday afternoon at 5:15 o’clock, the spirit of this true christian woman flew from earth to heaven to make its home where there is no sorrow nor pain.
Mrs. Austin has lived in the Birdville community for twenty-five years having
moved there from
Her survivors are four sons and four daughters. They are: A. D. Austin of
D. M. Austin,
Sherman; Storm and Dilliard Austin of
Friday April 25 LOCAL NEWS
Mrs. B. B. Cannon
received a message last week that her brother A. J. Knight of
Friday April 25 LOCAL NEWS
Friday April 25
New Triple X Root Beer Stand
on highway. Girls Wanted for front at once.
Call Raymond Walker, 721 W.
Friday May 2 KILLED BY FAST TRAIN
J. R. Cawthon, Local Contractor, Dies In Hospital
Another tragic death has thrown our city in deep sorrow.
The death of a good man, J. R. Cawthon, age 57, was killed Sunday
morning at the
Friends quickly picked him up from out the sand where he was thrown clear of the wrecked car and on the north side of the railroad track, and carried him to Dr. Davis office where he was quickly patched up for the trip to the hospital.
He was taken to
As everyone was rushing to Sunday School and church Sunday morning with happy hearts, little did they dream so horrible an accident as that would throw the entire city in sorrow.
Mr. Cawthon was a man who had strong convictions and when he felt he was right no one could sway him. He was kind and considerate in all his dealings, always trying to give value received. He and his family moved here in 1920 and he has been a contractor since that time. The Hill Crest Addition, built on the highway, has many houses built by him, as well as all over this country, mute testimonials of his skill and efficiency which will stand for many years and be reminders of the work he has done to help build the city.
James Russell Cawthon was born Aug. 28, 1872 at
His survivors are his widow, three sons, Russell, Max and Paul Cawthon, five brothers and one sister, Allen Cawthon of Arlington, Sam, Owen, Wayne and Wylie Cawthon, and Mrs Hesterly of Bullard, all of whom were with him when he passed away.
Mr. Cawthon has been a consistent member of the Baptist church since he was 14 years of age.
Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock Rev. W. T. Rouse officiating, assisted by Rev. C. A. Statham and Rev. S. M. Bennett. His body was interred in Parkdale cemetery. Active pall bearers: t. L. Cravens, Jewel Barren, E. L. Keene, J. N. Kingston, C. N. Hiett and Will McDonald.
Friday May 2 DEATH OF MRS. MILLER
Last Saturday afternoon Mrs. Pete Miller, age 72, who lives on Cooper
Friday May 2
Last week at the Tate Dairy, south of town, which is owned and operated by Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Peck, found that their dog was suffering with hydrophobia. They killed it and sent its head to the laboratory at Terrell and found it to be infected with rabies. The dog had bitten some of the family and employees, so Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Peck, Milburn Newton and sister, Sam Hand and Cuba Porter began taking treatment at once, and at present no ill effects have shown up.
Friday May 2 GRACE CHAPEL
We wish to express our sympathy to the friends and relatives of Drew Coats of Irvin, who passed on to the home of rest last Saturday morning. He and his family lived here for many years. He had a great many friends and relatives in this community.
Friday May 2
Mrs. C. R. Daniels and
daughter, Peggy, attended the funeral of her grandfather, Rev. J. D.
Kennedy, who passed away at
Friday May 9 DEATH OF G. T. ROWDEN
Wednesday afternoon the death angel visited the home of G. T. Rowden and took from it his spirit. He who had been only sick for a short time.
Mr. Rowden was born April 8, 1855, and died May 7th, 1930, his age
being 75 years. He was married to Miss Louda Sims of Lewis Co.,
Friday May 9 (editorial) Close Your Mufflers
Thoughtlessness probably causes more inconvenience and hardships than any other
one thing indulged in by young people. Complaints are coming in to us
Such thoughtlessness on the part of some
Trouble, inconvenience and money may be saved by taking notice of this intention on the part of our city officials and we believe the practice will cease without further complaint.
Friday May 9 Burned Flesh Rolls Off Woman’s Bones
Mrs. R. A. Morton, who lives near Pantego, was seriously burned last Thursday
while canning some peas in a canner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Skinner.
Too much pressure had formed and in lifting the lid it blew off and burned her
face, neck and arms so badly that large pieces of flesh rolled off the bones
when trying to remove her clothes. Mrs. Morton has the sympathy of her
friends in this accident who hope she will soon be on the road to recovery.
She is at
Friday May 9 New Broadcasting Station Near Grapevine, Opens Sat.
The new 50-watt (should be 50,000 watt) broadcasting station WFAA located close to Grapevine, which is the latest thing in superpowered stations, will be formally opened Saturday night with an all-night program which will be well worth tuning in on.
This is the station where Paul Barnes and Clarence Collins are employed as
operators, a write-up of which was published in the Journal several weeks
ago. Their many friends in
This event will mark the formal opening of the South’s first superpower
broadcasting plant. It is one of the eight 50-watt (should be 50,000
watt) transmitters in
The voices of many prominent men and women will be heard in a ten-hour broadcasting
ceremony. A special hour’s program, complimentary to the new power
station, will be sent from
Radio listeners of
Friday May 9 GONE TO HER REWARD
Mrs. Anna Mimms Ferry, wife of Albert M. Ferry, departed this life at 8:20 p.m., Monday, May 5th. Mrs. Ferry has been connected with Berachah for thirty-two years, and has proved through all those years her confidence in God and her love for a lost world. On all questions that arose, one could always know on just which side Sister Ferry would take her stand.
She was a devoted wife and mother. Not only did she mother her own daughter and son, but she took to her heart a little fellow who was left on her door step, and her mother love enfolded him. She was a mother to the girls who found their way to Berachah. She was friend to the friendless, a loving neighbor, and a true sister to those with whom she labored at Berachah.
She is gone—her place is vacant. But we know where to find her, for her life was one of devotion to her Maker.
Berachah sorrows, but we know God doeth all things well, and we bow our heads in submission to His will.
Rev. J. T. Upchurch officiated. She was laid to rest in Parkdale cemtery.
One Who Loved Her.
Friday May 9 CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank all our friends for their kindness to our beloved wife and mother during her illness, and also for the beautiful floral offerings.
A. M. Ferry.
Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Ferry.
Albert Mimms Ferry.
Friday May 9
Miss Sally Ferris attended the funeral of Mrs. Mary Hensley which was held at Cockrell Hill last Saturday afternoon. She was buried in the Grapevine cemetery. Several people of this community were acquainted with Mrs. Hensley, having met her through her daughter, Miss Kate Hensley who once taught school here. We greatly sympathize with her children in the loss of their dear mother.
Friday May 9 CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank each and every one for their kindness to us in our hours of sadness when we lost our dear husband and father. May God’s richest blessings rest upon you. Your kindness and words of comfort mean more than you can ever know.
Mrs. J. R. Cawthon.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Cawthon.
Max and Paul Cawthon.
Friday May 9 HIGHWAY PATROLMEN A GOOD THING
The state of
The average motorist feels that the new state highway patrolmen are on the right track, for instead of being instructed to enforce highway laws rigidly, these men were told their primary duty was to make the highway safe for motorists. They will apprehend lawbreakers when necessary but at the outset, the men were cautioned to make as few arrests as compatible with highways safety and to caution and aid rather than bulldoze and arrest.
The new highway officers will be able to render first aid in case of accidents, and will be on a watchout for intoxicated and reckless drivers. The speed limit is 45 miles an hour for passenger cars which is fast enough to allow fast travel when traffic is light.
But the real work of the new highway cops will be to check the weight of trucks and commercial vehicles. Overburdened trucks will be halted and weighed with portable scales and if the weight is greater than the law allows, the truck must be stopped immediately and the load transferred. Trucks of certain weights must observe low speed limits, and if they are stopped on highways, must be completely off the pavement on the wings of the road.
These are a few of the regulations which the motor patrolmen will enforce and are indicative of the new era in motoring. Other rules also effect peace and comfort of motoring public, and instead of being harrassed of the law, they will find these motor cops real aids.
Friday May 16 DEATH OF HUGH SCHEPPLAR
Little Hugh Schepplar, age 11 months and four days, passed away at Bradford Memorial at Dallas Monday morning at 11 o’clock after several days illness with menengitis. The funeral services were conducted at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Schepplar Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Hargroves officiating.
Friday May 16 GRACE CHAPEL
Hugh Schepplar who has been very seriously ill in a hospital at
Friday May 16 CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank each and every one who were so kind to us during our deep sorrow. We also appreciated the beautiful floral offerings.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Scheppler and Family.
Friday May 16
Mrs. J. E. Short received
the sad news Tuesday that Hal Tarpley had been killed in an automobile
accident Sunday. Hal was the son of H. Tarpley of
16 GOES VIA
Mrs. Beulah Wilson,
matron of the Eastern Star Home, had quite a thrilling experience last
Saturday. She wanted to spend Mother’s Day with her mother at
Friday May 16 LOCAL NEWS
Rev. S. M. Bennett was
Friday May 16
We sympathize with
Mrs. J. E. Willis in the loss of her father, W. H. Funston, who died in
Little hope for his recovery was entertained but at present he is much better.
Friday May 16 IN MEMORY OF GRANDMA BAILEY
Another mother in
Isreal has gone into the Great Beyond. In the person of Grandma Bailey,
who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. J. Taylor at
The writer officiated, assisted by O. A. Colley of
Several grand children and great grand children, a brother and sister, Logan
Prater of Bowie and Mrs. Teck Brothers,
W. D. Staley.
Friday May 16 Pioneer Resident Of City Goes To Reward
AMONG FIRST RESIDENTS OF
(picture of MOTHER RAMSEY.)
Finally Succumbs After Long Illness. Funeral Held Friday.
For the past several days and even weeks, news has been brought each day of the slowly passing of Mrs. M. E. Ramsey, one of the most beloved and highly respected ladies who has ever lived in a community. She was not only loved by her children and relatives but by all who knew her and as her life was slowly ebbing away many remarked:
“Mother Ramsey was one of the sweetest, truest christian characters we have ever known.” It is her life that will ever continue to live for her good influence will endure even after her body is laid to rest.
Mother Ramsey passed away at the home of her daughter Mrs. Bud Douglas, 301 N.
Mrs. Ramsey was born in
At that time the country was full of wild animals, such as wild deer, buffalo, panther and numerous other animals. Indians were also plentiful.
The land on which they built their home was purchased for fifty cents an acre
and land in the heart of
Mrs. Ramsey has been a widow for thirty years and had lived in her own home
until the last few years, and since that time she made her home with her
daughter, Mrs. Bud Douglas, of this city. Mrs. Ramsey has three children
living, two daughters, Mrs. Bud Douglas, and Mrs. J. A. Goodman of
Funeral services were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas on Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Rev. J. H. Stewart, Rev. S. M. Bennett and Rev. C. A. Statham officiating. Mrs. Ben Spruance had charge of the music which was well arranged. Interment was at Parkdale cemetery.
Active pallbearers were C. B. Berry, A. C. Barnes, T. A. Lee, J. H. Purvis, T. L. Coulter, and C. L. Knapp.
Friday May 16 WATSON NEWS
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Mrs. J. E. Willis who lost her father. He was buried Monday, May 12th.
Friday May 16 WATSON NEWS
Three hunters from Handley came out in this community Saturday night with their wolf hounds. Early Sunday morning they gave Mr. Wolf a mighty close chase.
Friday May 16 TIME OF DAY WILL BE GIVEN PUBLIC BY TEXAS-PACIFIC
In an issue of the
Arlington Journal three weeks ago, an anonymous caller over the telephone gave
us an announcement that the time of day would not be given the public from the
We can not imagine anyone who would willfully phone in an erroneous call like
this one, but will say that whoever the guilty party happens to be, they meant
no good to the Journal nor to the
Friday May 23 Names of Members of Senior Class
First row, left to right – Boley Mann, J. C. Bradford, Lawrence Wagoner, Wesley Young, Jimmy Nobles, Stanley Davenport.
2nd row – Joe Langram, Carson Vandaveer, Marvin Simmons, Lewis Cribbs, John Pat Fowler, Bettie Lou Hadley, Willie Mae Freeman, Martha Freeman, Albert Ferry, Harvey McMurtray, Cecil Nabors, Elgin Eaton, Morris Barton.
3rd row – Hattie Mae Moore, Carrie Sublett, Christine Kieth, Odessa Johnston, Naoma Nichols, Dedie May Yarbrough, Hazel Easton, Bill Williamson, Sponsor, Mrs. W. A. Ransome, Mary Louise Vaught, Olive Margaret Snider, Ava Lucille Quilen, Wilburn McFarland, Harold Prince.
4th row – Irene Coleman, Lucile Shelton, May English, Odeal Pearcy, Ruth Behrens, Josephine Thornton, Lyda Lee Rudd, Sybil Journey, Kathleen Yates, Cleo Bearden, Ilah Moody, Queen Kathryne Milton, Maurine Dewberry.
5th row – Opal Brewton, Juanita Rhodes, Carolyn Hiett, James Thomas Vaught, Opal Carlisle, Ruth Roberson.
The above picture is the High School graduates of
Friday May 23
It is with deep regret that we learn of the death of one of our young men, T.
H. Cannon, who is a county highway motorcycle cop. He passed away at
Friday May 23 CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank each and every one who were so kind and considerate of us during the illness and death of our dear mother, Mrs. M. E. Ramsey. Also the beautiful floral offerings. May Gods richest blessings rest upon each and every one, is the prayer of her loved ones.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Douglas, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Goodman and family, Mr. and Mrs. Fort Ramsey.
Friday May 23 WATSON NEWS
The people of this community were sorry to know of the death of Sol Smith, who passed away a few days ago. Mr. Smith made his home in this community for several years, but had lived in Grapevine for some time. They have made many friends here, who sympathize with them in their deep sorrow.
Friday May 23 DISTINGUISHED OKLAHOMA CITIZEN DIES
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Cobb returned home Saturday after attending the funeral of
her father, R. B. Ross, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. E.
Duncan, at Tahlequah, Okla. Mr. Ross had been with his daughter, Mrs.
Cobb and family, only a week before leaving here on Saturday. He passed
away with a heart attack on the following Tuesday. Mr. Ross is among the
very few half Indians left of his tribe, and was one of the finest type of christian characters whom we have had the privilege of
conversing with. He had just returned from a trip to
Friday May 30 JOHNSON STATION
We were sorry to learn
of the sad death of Julian Jopling of
Friday May 30 J. W. Geer, Aged 70, Passes Away
Mr. and Mrs. T. J.
Geer was called to the bedside of his father, J. W.
Geer, of Van Alstyne last week. Mr. Geer passed away Thursday after a
few day’s of illness. He was 70 years of age,
and a very active man. He was a cotton buyer for many years and a
prominent citizen. Those surviving are his wife, five daughters and five
sons, one of whom lives in
Friday May 30 Death of Mrs. Lamar
Saturday afternoon the sad news of the passing away of a good woman, Mrs. Lamar Dent, age 52, reached our city.
She was stricken with heart trouble at her home in Wills Point Saturday
afternoon and died in a short time. Mrs. Lamar lived here most of her
life before her marriage to Mr. Dent. She was loved and respected by all
who knew her, and as one woman said of her life, “she was one woman I never
knew naught against, and above all she lived true to her God.” She was a
devoted wife, mother, and sister, and leaves to mourn her death, a husband,
three children Joe, Arthur, and Rachel, three brothers, Dee, Joe and Chas.
Massey, two sisters, Mrs. Spurgeon Bussey, and Mrs. Minor Moore, of
The City of Arlington was thrown in the shadow of sadness Monday afternoon, when news came announcing that Henry F. Williamson, age 45, had succombed to an injury which he received last Friday afternoon, when he stepped from an airplane in which he was returning from a trip to the West Texas Chamber of Commerce. He and four other citizens, Bill Norman, Crawford Dalby, Ed Robinowitz and pilot Don Diegel left here Wednesday in the same airplane to attend the annual meeting of the Chamber of Commerce, returning Friday. As they flew over Arlington they came down to a low altitude as a signal for his family to meet them at Curtis-Wright Flying Field, and as Mrs. Williamson and her daughter Missess Catharine, Billie Francis and Martha arrived, they found the ambulance ready to take their husband and father to Baylor Hospital, Dallas. After the airplane stopped he got out and started to greet some friends when the propeller hit him with such force that his arm was almost severed. He was so seriously injured, he never gained consciousness. He passed away Tuesday afternoon at 3:20 o’clock at Baylor Hospital Dallas.
Mr. Williamson came to
Mr. Williamson had many close friends and was loved and appreciated for his
kind acts. He was always bestowing on the less fortunate ones who came
his way. He will be missed, for his loyalty to his town and to his
fellowmen. He meant a great deal to the community. Surviving are
his wife and three daughters, three sisters, Miss Wynne Hood and Mrs. Willie
He was taken in charge by the Masons at cemetery, R. D. Christopher as master of
ceremonies. Webb Rose, Ed Robinowitz, Allen Barnes,
Mike Hopkins of
Never have there been a more gorgeous display of flowers at a funeral in
The services were held on the front porch where hundreds of people viewed his
body while resting among a flower bedecked porch with sprays and wreaths tacked
all over the front of the house. They were tokens of love and
appreciation of him and what he has meant to
Friday June 13 CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our thanks to our friends for their many kindnesses, flowers, and expressions of sympathy during the darkest hours of our lives, following the death of our dear husband, father, and brother.
Mrs. H. F. Williamson.
Catherine, Billie and Martha Williamson.
Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Darby.
Mr. and Mrs. V. A. McKee.
Miss Wynes Hood.
Friday June 6 THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT WERE
ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE LIONS CLUB, JUNE 2, 1930
Whereas our beloved brother, Henry F. Williamson, has been removed from us, and the family has been deprived of a kind and indulgent husband and father, the community of a progressive and loyal citizen, and the Lions’ Club of a faithful and efficient member:
Be it resolved: That we extend to the bereaved family our sincere sympathy; that we implore the Heavenly Father to heal their bruised and broken hearts, that through the loving remembrance of the departed one their lives may be richer and that the sunshine of divine love may brighten the dark clouds that now hang so heavily over their home.
Be it further resolved: That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the bereaved family, that a copy be spread on the minutes of the Lions’ Club and that a copy be furnished the Arlington Journal for publication.
Friday June 6 SEVERELY BURNED
J. M. Lewis, who lives
Friday June 6 Burns Fatal To Mrs. Thompson
At the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Thompson, north of Arlington last Thursday morning Mrs. C. E. Thompson was so badly burned that she died the next day at a Fort Worth Hospital. Her husband who tried to extinguish the flames which had enveloped her, was badly burned but able to leave the Hospital Friday. Mrs. Thompson was preparing to light a fire in the stove, where wet wood had been placed but in pouring the kerosene over the wood, it became ignited. The flames set fire to her clothing and she was so badly burned that she died.
Friday June 13 JOHNSON STATION
Mrs. F. R. Wallace
received quite a shock Monday morning when the news came of the sudden death of
her niece, Mrs. Will Smith, of
A large number of
people from this community attended the funeral service of Henry Martin,
which was held in the
His remains were laid to rest in the
The large floral offering was proof of his many friends.
Friday June 13 KILLED IN AIRPLANE ACCIDENT
Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Bailey attended the funeral of their cousin, Cratis Doughitt, at Henrietta Sunday. He and another young man were killed in an airplane accident last Saturday. He was only 22 years of age and had a bright future before him.
20 OLD RESIDENT OF
A. R. Walker, age 88
passed away at his home Friday morning June the 13th, at 5
o’clock. He took sick just one month ago, it being May 13th,
and was not confined to his bed all that time, but was able to be up and around
the room. He began to show a fast failing of health only three days
before his death, and his going was without any suffering the result of a
weakened condition that soon took his spirit in flight to a world where all is
rest. He was born in
Friday June 20 DEATH OF EARL E. STRAHAN
Earl Elonzo Strahan, age 32, passed away at a Hospital at Dalhart last Friday afternoon, at 5 o’clock after an operation for appendicitis on the preceding Monday.
Only three weeks ago the happy family of father, mother, son and daughter started out for Dalhart in their car where the family could be together for the summer. Mr. Strahan was superintendent of buildings for the Gulf Company and had anxiously awaited the time when school was out so he could have his family with him. He said on the day he left, that it was a happy day in his life and he was looking forward to a pleasant summer. But God in his wisdom thought best to change these plans, and to this wisdom all believers bow in submission. When the time came for him to pass on, it’s very seldom in life that one ever witnesses such a wonderful experience as was his on the death bed. Only a few moments before his parting he called his family to his bedside and had each to pray, even the little five year old Edna Earl offered her prayer, and had each one to raise their hands as high as they could and said heaven is just that near. He sent greetings to his Sunday School teacher who taught the class when he first joined the S. B. W. Class and to Mrs. J. H. Elder, Mrs. G. A. Coke and L. S. Morgan telling them what their lives had meant to him, and how they had helped him to be able to die a true consecrated christian. He sent a message to his mother and other relatives and friends that will ever linger with them.
Earl Strahan was born and reared in
Active pall bearers were:
Dewey Kilpatrick, W. M. Perrett,
Homer Hawthorne, W. B. Cantrell, Mr. Sneed, of
Friday June 20 GRACE CHAPEL
A number of people
from this community attended the funeral of Earl Strahan of
Friday June 20
The day old infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Staley passed away at the home of its parents, June the 10th. His little life was of short duration here in this world, but his going will make heaven more brighter for his parents and loved ones. Funeral was held at the Church of Christ, Rev. T. R. Boley of Ft. Worth conducted the services.
Friday June 20 Automobile Heads Into Running Airplane
According to information received by Binney-Dicklow company
The car was being driven by Stanley Zerambo, senior inspector, whose duties consist in thwarting attempts to smuggle aliens across the border.
Inspector Zerambo had to his credit six planes seized in this nefarious traffic and had been watching for some time a seventh plane said to have operated for six weeks on regular schedule flying aliens from Canada to American soil.
After several attempts to seize the plane, its pilot and illegal cargo had
failed. Inspector Zerambo was scouting along the
When the pilot saw the official car in front of him, he sought to ward off capture by speeding the motor up in a desperate effort to take off again. Inspector Zerambo, in the split second available to make a decision weighted the ruggedness of the car against the strength of the plane, and drove head-on into the whirring propellor.
Result: Another seized plane added to Inspector Zerambo’s impressive record—a disabled plane with a shattered propellor and a damaged wing; two alien prisoners; an escaped pilot; Insp. Zerambo slightly shaken up and bruised; and a car with a damaged right front door, fender, radiator and the radiator cap picked off by the propellor.
Despite the damage to the Chevrolet it came out a decided victor in the crash,
for a while the plane was totally disabled. Inspector Zerambo was able to
back the car out of the wreckage and drive it under its own power, with his
prisoners safely aboard, to
Friday June 20
Rev. and Mrs. J. H. Stewart
were called to Mineral Wells Monday to conduct the funeral of one of their old
friends Charlie Bowman, who was found dead in the
Friday June 20 CARD OF THANKS
To the dear friends who come to us in our recent hour of sorrow, we wish to express our deepest thanks and appreciation.
Each comforting word, each kindness shown and the many beautiful flowers, made our great grief in giving up our dear husband and father easier to bear.
Mrs. A. R. Walker,
Mr. and Mrs. Wm R. Walker,
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. E. Walker,
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Walker,
Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Walker,
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Walker,
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Kennedy.
Friday June 27 HIS COUSIN DIES
J. W. McAlister received a sad message from
Friday June 27 GRACE CHAPEL
Little Dorothy Gene
Moore, age 1 year and 5 months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Moore,
passed away last Saturday night. Little Dorothy Gene had not been sick
very long when she died. We extend to her parents and loved ones, our
heartfelt sympathy. Funeral services were held at the Arlington Baptist
church Sunday afternoon at 2:30. Her body was laid to rest in the
Friday June 27 GRACE CHAPEL
The infant baby of Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Clayburn died last Friday morning. The baby lived only a few hours after it was born. Its body was buried in the Watson cemetery.
Friday June 27
Mr. and Mrs. C. W.
Stough was called to
Friday July 4 RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT
Whereas on the 13 day of June, 1930, the Lord in His Wisdom saw fit to pluck from our ranks brother E. E. Strahan, to live and rest with Him and be free from the trials of this sin cursed world, and to enjoy the blessings of a Saviours love:
Be it resolved, that as it has pleased God to take this brother from us, that we extend to his loved ones our sympathy as a body of workmen, and may we meet him in the sweet by and by, in a land prepared for all to enjoy the richness of His love forever:
Be it further resolved, that we members of Local Union No. 2710 of carpenters
and joiners of
Be it further resolved that in the absence of brother Strahan, we miss a loyal and worthy member always mindful of his obligation, and ready to assist a brother member; and we further resolve that our charter be draped for a period of thirty days in rememberance of our worthy brother:
And be it further resolved that a copy of these resolutions be spread on a special page of our official minutes in sacred memory, and a copy be sent to the Texas Carpenter for publication, and also a copy be sent to the family as a tribute of respect.
D. M. Kilpatrick.
W. C. Weeks.
E. R. Goddard.
Friday July 4 MRS. MATTHEWS, DIES AT THE O.E.S. HOME
Mrs. Emma Mathews, age 78, died at the Eastern Star Home
last Saturday afternoon at 5 p.m. Mrs. Matthews has been in poor health
for several months, but the last two weeks has been growing worse. She
went to sleep to awaken in heaven, for she was one true Christian woman.
She was left to raise a large family of children all alone, and she did her
part well. Rev. J. H. Stewart, officiated, and after his service, Dallas
Chapter No. 1 of
As we go to press word
was received in
A sad message was
received from Mrs. F. R. Wallace at
Friday July 11 Death of Mrs. Martin
The many friends of Mrs. Dave Martin have from time to time for the last
six weeks, been anxiously awaiting to hear that she would soon be on the road
to recovery, but alas, the news came Wednesday morning from the Medical Arts
Hospital, announcing the passing away of Mrs. Martin, at ???? a.m., one of the best women that ever lived in
The Eastern Stars had their services at the grave.
Active pall bearers were: John Anderson, Jesse Martin, Ralph Martin, John Martin, Albert Martin, and Stanley Force.
We wish to express our appreciation to our many friends who came to us in our darkest hours. Our sorrow is one we have to bear with God’s help but the many kind friends have helped to make it just a little easier.
D. R. Martin.
Mrs. G. N. Anderson and family.
Friday July 18 TRY SMILING
When the weather suits you not,
When your coffee isn’t hot,
When your neighbors don’t do right,
When your relatives all fight,
Sure it’s hard, but then you might,
Doesn’t change the things, of course,
But you cannot make them worse,
And it seem to help your case,
Brightens up a gloomy place;
Friday July 18 JOHN T. WHITE By Mrs. John C. Pruitt
Mr. and Mrs. John C.
Pruitt attended the funeral of Mrs. Pruitt’s uncle, Mr. Robert J. Merrel
Friday July 18 Father Dies After Fight With Son
L. L. Brown residing about two miles north of here, is dead. It is alleged his death is probably the result of a fight had with his son, A. P. Brown.
Brown, together with his son and daughter went to a dance north of
According to statements made by young Brown, after he had been placed in the local jail, his father had threatened him on numerous occasions and they had had considerable trouble. Brown does not deny having the fight with his father.
An inquest was held and a verdict of death from injuries in the abdomen was returned.
On the way to the dance Tuesday evening the elder Brown and his son argued and had a fight which was before the one that Brown was said to have been injured in.
Deputy sheriffs Holt and Richardson, from
Doctor McKissick made an examination of the body and his verdict was that death was caused by a blow to the abdomen.
In an interview with the local undertaker, Hugh Moore, who prepared the body for burial he stated that Brown died of heart failure as the bruises were not sufficient to cause death.
L. L. Brown is survived by a wife, five daughters, a son and several sisters. Funeral services will be held Friday evening.
Friday July 25 Child Killed While on Way to Play.
Little James H. Wyatt is a nephew of Mrs. Ray Robertson and we extend to her and the family our sincere sympathy in this sad hour. The following is an excerpt of the Dallas News, of Wednesday morning.
As he crossed Bryan Street, near Peak, on his way to Exall Park for an afternoon of play, James E. Wyatt, 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Wyatt, 4314 Bryan street, was struck by a truck and killed instantly shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Shortly after the accident Robert T. Woodward, driver of the truck, which was operated by Mrs. Baird’s Bakery, was charged with negligent homicide at a hearing before Justice of the Peace E. John Baldwin. He was arrested by Plainclothes Officers P. O. Davis and Herb Taylor. He was released later in the afternoon on bond of $1,000.
James Wyatt was with his younger brother, William Smith Wyatt, and a young
woman escort when the accident occurred. He was taken to
Surviving besides the brother and his parents, are his
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Smith of
Friday July 25 MR. LAWSON’S NEPHEW KILLED
Howard Lawson, age 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
Lawson who lives at Laferia in the
Those of this
community who attended the funeral service of Dr. D. W. Gilbert which
was held at the home in
Roy Cannon and family, Mrs. Warren Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. Ocie Arnett and daughter Martha and Misses Gertrude and Sally Ferris.
Friday July 25 LETTER OF APPRECIATION FROM MR. MILBURN
I wish to acknowledge the many favors accorded me since I have been sick.
I have been confined to my bed for over two months and on Friday the 13th
of June I had my left foot, and part of my leg amputated, and remained in the
Sanitairum for 20 days. Several of my
This was not a very pleasant time for me but it was a matter that had to be done and I suppose I got along as well as could be expected.
And the people have been very nice to me, even before I had been in the Sanitarium but a few days a Mrs. O. C. Baker of Desdemona was visiting the Sanitarium, and she gave me a pair of crutches, which I appreciated very much and since I came home July 2nd, the A. F. and A. M. sent me a wheel chair and my never failing friend, W. C. Vaught brought it to me and he had already taken me to the Sanitarium and went after me when I got ready to come back, I think one must be placed in a similiar position to know how to appreciate such favors.
I have had many favors confered on me since I came home and James Mathews, my very near friend on my north, kept my yard mowed while I was gone, and is still keeping it up. My friend Mr. Bachloe has played a nice part seeing after me and the nice fruit his wife brought me, was surely enjoyed. Mr. Benge, our popular nurseryman ????? Sunday with a nice basket of grapes, peaches and cantalopes and a large bouquet of flowers. Before I was confined to my bed I was not unusually fond of flowers, but I will say I am completely converted and I appreciate the attention of these friends. My old friend A. C. Sublett sent me nice vegetables from his garden fresh and fine. Thank you friend Sublett and his fine girls for bringing them.
This would be a bad world if we had no friends and we appreciate them so much more when we need them so bad and in a position we can not help ourselves.
I want to thank one and all who have contributed to my pleasure in this time when I could not get out of bed and out of the house.
I hope I will be able some time to show my appreciation in a more substantial way than to thank you.
Respectfully and lovingly,
W. B. Milburn,
Friday August 1 FUNERAL MONDAY FOR MRS. BELLE MASSEY
Funeral services for Mrs.
Belle Massey, 80, of Arlington, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
H. E. Valentine, 1825 Western Avenue, Fort Worth, at 6:30 a.m. Monday, was held
at 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the Arlington Baptist Church. Burial
was in the
Four daughters survive Mrs. Massey. They are Mrs. Valentine and Mrs. Noah
Friday August 1 JOHNSON STATION Mrs. J. T. Short
Our community was
deeply saddened Monday morning when news was received of the death of Mrs.
J. M. Massey. Though her going had been expected for several days it
was just as hard to give her up. Friends and loved ones grieve for her
but heaven was made sweeter hence our loss is heaven’s gain. Mrs. Massey
was loved by everyone who was priviledged to know her and she will be greatly
missed by her dear children, but we must be submissive to the Master’s will for
He knows best and doeth all things well. She is survived by four
daughters, Mrs. Bussey of our community, Mrs. Minor Moore of
We wish to express our deepest sympathy to the loved ones on this mother.
Friday August 1 CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank our many friends and loved ones for their kindness, as evidence of the many good deeds during the illness and death of our dear mother, Mr. Belle Massey. Also the many beautiful floral offerings which were appreciated.
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Bussey, Mr. and Mrs. Noah Deal, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Valentine, Mr. and Mrs. Minor Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Massey, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Massey and D. Massey and families.
Friday August 1 Rev. Monk, A Former Arlington Pastor, Dies
Rev. Alonzo Monk, Jr. age 49, passed away at the
Rev. Monk, was stricken as he was preparing to leave
For several years Rev. Mr. Monk had been conference evangelist.
Previously he served as pastor at Gatesville,
He was the son of Rev. Alonzo Monk, pastor of the First Methodist Church Ft. Worth, when work started on the church building on West Seventh and Taylor Streets, about 32 years ago. In the center of the church an immense dome of colored glass with the names of Rev. Alonzo Monk, Sr., and Rev. H. D. Knickerbocker are engraved. They built and dedicated the church during their time of pastorate. During the funeral services Rev. Hawk made mention of the fact that Rev. Monk, Sr. was the first one to preach in the First Methodist Church and that Rev. Monk, Jr’s., funeral would probably be the last one to be held there as the church is being torn down.
Rev. Monk was graduated in 1908 from
Funeral services were held by Rev. Upchurch and assisted by Rev. E. B. Hawk, at
Friday August 1 Young Bride Passes Away.
Only two weeks ago there was a double wedding of two sisters, Misses Pearl and
Myrtle Renfro, daughters of Mrs. L. A. Renfro, which occured in Dallas.
The two couples Mr. and Mrs. Fred Haley and Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Ballard planned
a trip to
August 1 H. E. BRADLEY,
CATCHES TWO BIG RED WOLVES
H. E. Bradley, trapper for Dallas Co., has been trapping for wolves about one
week on Joe Reed’s farm on the county line east of
August 1 Rabies Crazed Burro
A few days ago, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Almon bought a burro for their eight year old boy. The boy was delighted with the gift and was ever ready to do something for his pet’s comfort. The burro was tied in the shade early each morning, and as the sun began to crowd the shade out, the little boy went to move him to a more comfortable place when the burro made a fight on the little fellow who is now lacerated from head to feet, where the burro chewed and “tromped” him, causing many abrasions and lacerations. The mother saw the burro biting and attacking her son, and ran to his rescue but with all her efforts she could not get the burro off. About that time the father who is a section foreman at Stop 17 saw the predicament his wife and son, were in, and he with several of his men went to their rescue, but not before the burro had bitten the son and mother very badly. They finally killed the burro and sent his head to Terrell. The reply to the diagnosis was that the burro’s head shows positive evidence of rabies. Dr. W. H. Davis is treating Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Almon and son, also J. Deering’s nine year old boy, who was bitten by the burro two days before. They are taking the rabies vaccine. We sympathize with these good people, and hope there will be no serious trouble as the result of their painful experience.
We wish to thank each, and all who were so kind, and considerate of us during the death of our dear daughter, and sister, Mrs. Fred Haley. Also for the many expressions of love in floral offerings.
Mother, Mrs. L. A. Renfro, Sisters and Brothers.
Friday August 8
Mrs. Erlane Sossoman was
called to the bedside of her grandmother, Mrs. Butler at
Friday August 8 WEBB NEWS By Bonnie Bell Miller
Bro. Joe Watts who has been sick so long, died at his home in
Friday August 8 GRAND TREASURER OF THE O.E.S. KILLED BY AUTOMOBILE
The many Eastern Star friends all over
Florence, age 24, son
of Mr. and Mrs. S. Florence who live southeast of Arlington, passed away at the
Harris Hospital at Fort Worth, Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock, as friends and
loved ones were working heroically to save his life, but God’s will had to be
submitted to. It is true we cannot understand why one so young in life
has to go, but it was not meant for us to know why his life had to be cut short
when such a bright future lay before him, but God knows why. Services
were held at the Arlington Baptist church Sunday afternoon. Rev. B. F.
Hearne, a cousin, of Mineral Wells officiating, being
assisted by the pastor Rev. W. T. Rouse. His body was interred at
August 8 DAVID EDWARD
The funeral of David Edward Florence was conducted at the Arlington Baptist church last Sunday afternoon by Rev. Hearn, Pastor of the Christian Church, Mineral Wells, assisted by the pastor, Dr. W. T. Rouse.
Young Florence was injured while working for the city about two months ago,
infection of the wound set up and he was removed to a hospital in
David Florence who had been seriously ill for about seven weeks passed
away last Saturday morning, at the Harris sanitarium. David has been
living in this community for several years and had many friends here. He
is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. Florence of this community, and
several brothers and sisters, Mrs. Pete Raney of Whitesboro, Mrs. Elizabeth
Johnson of Amarillo, Mrs. Ann Lynch of Fort Worth, Earl Florence of Waxahachie,
Mrs. Alma Lynch, Jack Orman and Leroy Florence of this community. The
funeral services were held at the
We wish to thank each and every one of who were so kind to us during the illness and death of our dear son and brother. Also for the beautiful floral offerings.
Mr. and Mrs. S. Florence and children.
Well I am still here by a scratch and I sure do thank my good friends for the kindness shown to me. No one knows how good their faces looked to me, besides the good things to eat they brought. Life long friends. Now my dear reader this may sound foolish to you while you are well, but beware of carbuncles, especially on the back of your neck.
Uncle Borie Wilkerson.
News was received by Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Christopher, that her father, M. O. Cumbie, of Stephenville, was very low. Mrs. Christopher left at once, and on arrival found that he had passed away. He was buried Friday. Mr. Christopher drove over Sunday and brought his family back with him. We sympathize with Mrs. Christopher in this sorrow.
Friday August 15 DEATH OF HENRY E. WHEELER
Henry E. Wheeler, age 57, passed away at his home on
Friday August 15 WATSON NEWS By Mrs. B. E. English
Another cloud of sorrow has winged its way over our community since last writing. The newly made grave of Henry Wheeler has been added to our cemetery.
Mr. Wheeler was known through this country, and has many friends to mourn his death. Mr. Wheeler has been a cripple since two years of age. The fever settled in his lower limbs. However he never complained but did every kind deed that he could. He and his family are members of the Presbyterian church. He has had his membership here for 32 years, and has always supported the church.
Mr. Wheeler’s life has been a wonderful example for our young people of today. Some us who are always complaining should just hear the story of this faithful christian men. His life has been an inspiration to all who knew him. He always wore a pleasant smile for every one. And even until his death he kept his faith and we feel sure that he heard the Savior say, “Thou well done good and faithful servant, Thou has been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things.”
Mr. Wheeler is survived by a wife, Mrs. Emma Wheeler; a daughter Miss Saphronia and two sons, Olen and Marvin. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. W. A. Binyon and Bro. Colliar.
Friday August 15 JOHN T. WHITE By Mrs. John C. Pruitt
J. D. Reeves, Roy
Works, Daisy Brock, Jessie Isham and Violetta Huckaby attended the funeral of H.
E. Wheeler in
AN AIRPLANE RIDE OVER THE CITY
Early Saturday morning we could hear the buzz of a large airplane as it swept
over the city, and more especially, coming very low in the neighborhood of the
L. L. Wootton home on
Friday August 15 BOY LOSES LEG IN WRECK
DeRoy Bearden Seriously Injured When Ice Truck Collides with Limited.
Bones Strewn Along Track
Another wrecked car and wounded victims caused by interurban and automobile collisions within a week is the record after DeRoy Bearden’s right leg was cut off after a collision yesterday morning at 9:15 while he was about his usual job of delivering ice.
The accident took place close to Stop Summit on
DeRoy had money in his pocket from ice collections that morning, but only 5 cents of that had been found at noon yesterday.
This is indeed a sad accident and greatly handicaps, for life, one of the most
promising boys in
Later reports from DeRoy Bearden are that his right limb was amputated just below the hip, and that Bowman Snyder gave a pint and a half of blood, and DeRoy was resting as well as could be expected. His father was able to go to All Saints Hospital to be with his son. First reports were that he was taken to St. Josephs.
Friday August 22 J. D. Dewberry, Age 75, Dies At Home
J. D. Dewberry, resident of
Friday August 22 L. D. RANDLE DEAD
News has just been
received at the Journal office, that L. D. Randle
had passed away, at his home on
Friday August 22 Mrs. Roscoe Owens Succumbs After Operation.
The passing away of Mrs.
Roscoe Owens, age 35, at the Baptist Hospital at Fort Worth, Sunday
morning, August 17, at 6 o’clock did not bring surprise to her relatives and
friends for the shock came just one week before that time, when the news went
out over the city, that Mrs. Owens had taken suddenly ill and had been operated
on Monday evening in a few hours after a serious attack of appendicitis.
From that time on, her life was despaired of, but her faithful loved ones and
friends kept holding on in prayer, hoping that it might be God’s will to spare
her. But he saw fit to pluck one of the fairest among our community, to
come and dwell with Him, where there is no sorrow, nor suffering. He
shows the human part of life when he makes a choice, just as we do when we go
out to gather flowers. We choose the choicest one in the garden. So
it was with him in choosing our dear Mrs. Owens, whose life was full of good
deeds, ever ready to do her part in everything that was good for the community,
and more especially the church. She served as an officer in some department
of the Standard Bearers Wesley Sunday School Class for four years, always
taking pleasure in trying to make her department the best. Mrs. Roscoe
Owens was the last of six children, all preceding her in death. She was
born in Jackson County, Ala., Sept. 9, 1895, moved to
To the bereaved husband:
And, I shall look ahead to the land to be,
I know I shall see her standing there
By the golden shore of the silvery sea
In a little spot by the gate;
And she will greet her loved ones
with a “Howdy-do”
In the laughter light of a nightless sky,
And I shall be glad that I am through
With the saying “good-by” the saying “Good-by.”
Out of town visitors at the funeral of Mrs. Roscoe Owens were: Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Owens and sons, Clifford and Granville of Pauls Valley, Okla., Mrs. Chas. Owens and children of Marlow, Okla., Mrs. Hershel Owens and sons Noel and Hollis, Tony and Jack McCollom of Leonard, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Vincent of Trenton, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Sisk (father and mother), F. L. Sisk and children Robert Lee and Allie J., Mrs. J. C. Sisk and daughter Mary James, Mrs. Frank Osborne, Mrs. C. K. Norcross and daughter Helen Marie Sweeney, of Bay City, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Kennedy and son Melvin Carroll of New Gulf, Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Swaim and daughter Mrs. Fannie Fowler of Olney, Mrs. J. W. Fowler, Mrs. J. G. McDaniel and son Fred of Kirkland, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Harper of Caddo Mills, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hilt and daughter Betty Jane, Miss Marie Hilts, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rasco and son Robert Ranki and Mrs. F. K. Anderson, Mrs. Nola Pickett, and daughter Doris and Mrs. Alvin Massie of Fort Worth.
We wish to express to our many friends our sincere thanks for the kindness, also the beautiful floral offering during the illness and death of our beloved wife and daughter.
Rev. and Mrs. W. G. Bailey and sons of Big Springs were here Monday to assist
in the funeral of Mrs. Roscoe Owens. Their many friends were glad
to see them. They went on to
Whereas we are keenly aware of the recent loss sustained by our fellowmember, Lion Roscoe Owens, in the death of his wife,
Be it resolved by the membership of the Lions Club of Arlington, Texas, that we do hereby extend our personal and sincere sympathy to Lion Roscoe Owens and to all relatives and friends of the deceased. Be it further resolved that a copy of these resolutions be sent to Lion Roscoe Owens.
Signed: D. W. Robinson, J. E. Hudspeth, S. L. Perry. Resolutions Committee
Approved: Lions Club of
Friday August 22 HENRY WHEELER By Mrs. Helen Wessler
The passing of Henry Wheeler, August 11, brought to the minds of those who have known him the courageous battle which he has fought against heavy odds thruout his life.
At about three years of age he was stricken with a “fever” which settled in his legs – he had fallen a victim to that terrible thief-in-the-night, diagnosed today as Infantile Paralysis. When the fever left him, Henry faced the world with two little paralyzed legs. But there was within him an indomitable spirit that the fever did not cripple, and that would not be downed.
He was of a happy disposition, and an energetic nature, and his body grew into that of a strong well developed man. His hands and head, having to meet the deficiency of his legs, served him well. As he grew to manhood and the necessity of making his own living, or being dependent on others confronted him, he proved himself more than equal to the situation. With a stout wagon of miniature size, and a pair of well trained goats, he went over the country earning the wages of other hired help. He could chop and haul wool. In his wagon, with the goats, going down the rows, few men could chop as much corn or “thin” as much cotton as could he. And in the fall physically-fit men were put on their mettle to weight up with him in the cotton fields. He was a carpenter of no mean ability, did cobblering for the neighborhood in off-seasons, and later run a “peddleing hack.” When automobiles came into common use, he bought a truck, selling produce, and doing job hauling. By his own ingenuity he provided handles on the clutch and the brake that enabled him to operate them with his hands.
Always there was the ready wit, and a laugh that was contagious. In his young manhood he was popular with the young people and was the life of the crowd. He could sing for the “play parties,” and with a goblet and a French Harp could equal a small orchestra, and if there was someone to “second” on the organ, no other entertainment was needed. During those days he had a good horse and saddle, and with his crutches tied to the saddle, he recognized no handicap. He later bought a buggy, when the necessity of providing for his “girl” came up.
Henry was always ready to make the extra trip in his car, and ready to do the
extra turn, without charge. During the “Big Meetin’s” in the communities
He was carried to
DeRoy was born March 17, 1915, and was reared in
Active pallbearers were: Gerald Snider, Lester Davenport, Earl Jordan, Tom Eaton, John Goin, Laverne Waggoner, Walter Powell, and Truman Galbraith.
Honorary pallbearers: Harrison Pressley, Truin Bazar, W. C. Putman, Bowman
Snider, G. W. Shelton, W. E. Milton, Roy Newman, Claude Purdue, George Byrd,
Tom Lee, Allan Barnes, Cliff Dodson, Bill Leatherman, H. E. Stoker, Wayne
McCombs, T. A. McGuire, Harvey McMurtray, Roland Johnson, J. E. Truman,
Flower girls: Misses Mildred Alspaugh, Delmar Brower, Mary McCombs, Agnes Jackson, Olive Margaret Snider, and Mary Ellen Nausbaumer.
Ushers: Elizabeth Eavenson, Francis Carmichael, Grace Beauchamp, Lillian Elliott, Patricia Thomas and Rebecca Goodwin.
Friday August 22 DEROY BEARDEN By A. C. Benge
The writing of Eulogies is a thing this writer has never done. Words of praise for those who have passed on are, as a rule, superfluous and useless. Yet there are some characters, some individuals, who succeed in stamping their real worth upon the minds of those who know them, that somehow, when they are called away we feel that as they have by their noble example left the imprint of their life upon our hearts, we are due their memory the recognition of their splendid examples. The death of DeRoy Bearden has brought sorrow to a whole community. The old, middle aged and young all stand with tear-filled eyes, heads bowed, and hearts heavy around his grave. All have lost in his passing. All feel that when Deroy was taken, that all equally shared in the loss. To the older among us he was a model of boyhood. Industrious, courteous, considerate, honest and clean, he typified all that is best in the human heart. To the middle aged he stood out as the highest type of boyhood. Stalwart clean, progressive, ambitious and endowed with all the finer characteristics known to the human mind. To the young, his pals, he was a leader, because of his manliness. If he played a game and won, he was magnanimous to those he had bested. If he lost, he offered no excuses, no alibis, the result was he was satisfied if he knew he had played fair and played his best.
Men sometimes live to be old without accomplishing anything. Deroy passed on when but a child, yet the imprint of his character is stamped indellibly upon the minds of all who knew him and if this writer was asked by any boy to point out a worthy example for him to follow, he could do no better than to say: follow Deroy Bearden.
The writer of this knows little, and cares less about Theology. He does know something about the value of character, manliness and clean living, and knowing he stands with a sorrowful heart, with the parents and friends of Deroy Bearden, in the darkest hour of their lives and exclaims peace to his soul.
TO DEROY BEARDEN
For two years it has been my pleasure to direct the general B.Y.P.U. organization in the Arlington Baptist church. During this period of time many people of different ages (mostly young people) have come under my observation. One of these was DeRoy Bearden. He came with more than fifty other young people who make up our Intermediate Union.
I became attached to him and marked him as one of the most gentlemanly of our group. Never boistrous or uncouth, he was always welcomed at the meetings and social affairs. He possessed those sterling qualities that will ever refresh our memories of him. Long after all that is corporal shall have paled, heaven will remind us of the life of this young man. He was above the ordinary, and I first noticed him as an unusual boy when he identified himself with the Boy Scout movement. This in itself is no mean attainment, because this great organization has no lodgement in its ranks for boys who are not of noble frame. But how often have we seen the tender sprout cut down; scarce ere they bud they leave us here. Heaven has not ordered that the material should explain the spiritual, and until such time as our change comes we must be content with nature’s adversities, for “we are of such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.”
Whereas Deroy was a useful member among us, doing his part well when assigned a part on the program;
Therefore be it Resolved by the Intermediate Union of
Mr. and Mrs. W. Bearden
Sisters and Brother.
Friday August 22
DEATH OF MRS. COVINGTON AT THE EASTERN STAR HOME SATURDAY
The death angel has gain visited the Eastern Star Home and last Saturday at ten o’clock a.m. removed from their family circle Mrs. Bettie Covington, one of the most consecrated Christians who ever lived. She was one who lived her Christianity, one who never forgot to thank the people who assisted her in getting around in the home. She was a regular church attendant until her health failed so she could not go. She came here about two years ago and was thankful for the Home and what it meant to her. She said she thanked God every day, for the privilege of serving her Master and was a daily Bible reader. She was proud of the fact that she had read the Bible through twice during the past year. She had a stroke of paralysis several months ago. After eating a hearty breakfast Friday morning and on returning to her room fell with another stroke and died the next day at 10 o’clock.
Mrs. Covington was born Aug. 18, 1859 and had she lived two more days she would have been seventyone years old.
Rev. J. W. McGuire, pastor of the Weatherford St. Methodist Church at
Friday August 22 NOTICE
On account of the many
complaints coming into police headquarters about fast driving and nonobservance
of stop signs in
Signed: Ed Collins, Chief Police.
August 22 MR. AND MRS. IRONS
Mr. and Mrs. Earl D.
Irons returned last week from a two weeks trip to
They were also guests in the home of Karl L. King of
The Irons made the 970 mile trip in two days each way but said they had a wonderful time.
The City commission decided to permit farmers to bring their cotton to
Friday August 29 DEATH OF MRS. OLLIE BURTON OF THE EASTERN STAR HOME
Mrs. Ollie-Snodgrass Burton,
age 70, was found unconscious Monday morning, at 6 o’clock, having had a stroke
of paralysis sometime during the night. She never regained consciousness,
and passed away Wednesday morning, at 2 o’clock. Mrs. Burton entered the
Eastern Star Home about a year and a half ago. She has not been a well
woman since entering the Home, but no one thought her condition was so
serious. She was a devout Christian, having been a member of the Baptist
church since a child. Rev. W. T. Rouse of the Arlington Baptist church, officiated at the funeral, Wednesday morning at 9
o’clock, being assisted by the Sunday school class of which she was a regular
member, Mrs. J. H. Taylor being the teacher. Mrs. Burton’s husband
passed away June 4, 1913, and having no children she was left alone.
For that reason she entered the Home. Those surviving are her sister,
Mrs. J. G. Kerr of Beaumont, and brothers, Dave Snodgrass of
Friday August 29 A LOVE STORY
Sam Short saw Sally Spriggins. Sally Spriggins saw Sam Short. Sam seemed sorter smitten. Sally sorter smiled. Some strange sweet sensation seemed silently set soulward. Sam signified such sensation, so Sally soon saw something serious seemed sure. Sam said Sally’s smiles shed sweetness. Sally said Sam’s speech sounded sorter silly.
Several Sundays saw Sam sporting Sally. Saying some sentimental sentence, Sam sorter sighed. Sally sat silent. Suddenly Sam seeming strangely stirred, spoke saying: Say Sally, suppose somebody sought spouse, should somebody succeed?
Sally simply said; Seek sire, Sam, seek sire. So Sam sought Sire Spriggins. Sire Spriggins said Sartain.
Friday August 29 DEATH OF L. D. RANDALL
L. D. Randall, age 55, passed away at his home on
Mr. Randall was born in
Friends and relatives from out of the city here to attend L. D. Randall’s funeral, who died last Thursday and was buried Saturday, were: Mr. and Mrs. Whit D. Lewis and children of Denison, Mrs. R. S. Eubanks and daughter, Mrs. Parker and son Eugene of Lavon, Mr. and Mrs. William Meadow of Decatur, Mrs. Winchester of Denison, Miss Caroline Saalfrank, and John Class, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Randall of Philadelphia, Pa., Grant Randall of Chicago, Ill., and Mrs. Pauline Lewis of Denison.
Friday August 29 CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our sincere thanks to each and everyone, for the many acts of kindness during the illness and death of our beloved husband and father, also the many beautiful floral offerings.
Mrs. Henry E. Wheeler and children.
Friday August 29 CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank our friends and neighbor, for the many acts of kindness to our departed husband and father, L. D. Randall, as well as the family. Your friendship in time of trouble has meant more than words can express. We also thank each one, for their beautiful floral offering.
Mrs. L. D. Randall and children.
Friday August 29
Charley Green received a message Friday from Childress, stating his nephew, John Green, age 31 had been in an auto wreck and was seriously hurt. He died Friday and Mr. Green left Saturday to attend the funeral, returning home Tuesday.
Friday August 29 J. D. ROBERTS DIED AT KEMP BURIED IN ENNIS
The following excerpt is from the Ennis News. J. D. Roberts is the brother of our townsman, W. T. Roberts.
Word was received here of the death of J. D. Roberts, which occurred Monday afternoon at 6 o’clock at his home in Kemp, after which the body was brought overland to Ennis, arriving about 4 o’clock. A brief commitment service was held at the grave in Myrtle cemetery.
Jefferson Davis Roberts was born Feb. 20, 1851, in
Surviving besides his wife are two children, Dr. A. L. Roberts of
While a resident of Ennis Mr. Roberts was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist church.
Randolph Foster of Ennis went to Kemp and returned with the funeral party.
Friday August 29 DEATH OF U. E. DAVIDSON
U. E. Davidson, who
lives north of
Friday September 5 JOHN T. WHITE By Mrs. John C. Pruitt
The old residents of
this community regretted very much to see one of the oldest land marks of this
community burn down on last Thursday morning about the early hour of one
o’clock, that being the “Old Randol Mill,” which has stood on the south bank of
the Trinity River just a short way west of the Hurst crossing. The old
Mill was first built in
The grass surrounding the mill was still wet from the light shower on last Wednesday afternoon, therefore the old store house some hundred yards away was left standing and was filled with newly baled straw. The old mill building was so well built of ???????? there was fire for forty-eight consecutive hours. Wrought iron square nails were used for the frame oak building, thus insuring more firmness. The origin of the fire is yet unknown.
Friday September 5 MRS. HUFF’S MOTHER PASSES AWAY AT LADONIA
Mrs. M. A. Waggoner,
aged 87, pioneer of Fannin county, where she has lived
for more than fifty years, died Saturday at her home at Ladonia after an
illness of several days. She is the mother of Mrs. George Huff, of this
city, who was at her bedside at the time of death. She is survived by
four sons: D. E. Waggoner, Dallas; Joe F. Waggoner,
Friday September 5 MRS. SCOTT’S MOTHER PASSES AWAY
News of the death of the mother of Mrs. A. M. Scott was received
Wednesday. Mrs. Bessie Doxtader, who has been making her
home with her daughter, Mrs. J. E. Hooper, of
Friday September 5 JOHN T. WHITE By Mrs. John C. Pruitt
We regret very much to
learn of the illness of little George Carronation of
Friday September 5 WOMAN’S BODY BLOWN INTO YARD
Miss Mildred Ann
Kearby is visiting relatives in
Several of this
community attended the funeral of Mrs. Tom Rogers which was held at
September 12 Popular Young Man of
The school mates of Frederick William McIlhenny will hear with sadness
the passing away of this fine boy at his home in
and was a very popular young man. He took suddenly ill as he and his mother had started a drive, and died before a doctor could get to him.
J. P. Maline, 38, farmer, living eight miles north of
Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Maline,
Friday September 12 EULESS NEWS Miss Sally Ferris
We are very sorry to
know of the passing away of Mr. Jesse Millon who died Tuesday
morning. He had been in a
Friday September 19 Watson Community Old-Timers’ Home-Coming
(picture of old-timers standing in line)
Left to right: Judge W. W. Beall of Sweetwater; Mrs. W. R. Stovall, Dallas; Mrs. Katie Beall Collings, El Paso; Mrs. A. H. Copeland, Mrs. J. S. Fort, Mrs. John Wheeler of Arlington; Judge Henry Beall, Sweetwater; P. A. Watson, Jim Dalton and J. M. Moore all of Arlington; Chas. Robinson and Mrs. Chris Barniott of Grand Prairie.
picture was made at West Fork Presbyterian Church in the Watson community,
The many friends and
relatives sympathize with Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Collins in the loss of
their dear little son, Billie Ray, aged 2 years, who took ill on
Saturday and passed away at a
The thing that makes it hard for a man to run a newspaper is his friends. When a friend thinks something ought to be kept out of the paper he does not hesitate to ask it as a personal favor. An enemy does not ask any favors. But a friend thinks the conduct of a newspaper is the personal matter of the editor, when as a matter of fact he is largely in the position of a man serving a public trust.
A philosophical old fellow once said to the writer, “A newspaper that doesn’t make you mad once in a while isn’t worth the subscription price.”
To make people mad isn’t the chief province of a newspaper, but if it is going to be one worthy the name, it must print the news without fear or favor. The Register has been threatened with, and indeed has suffered business reprisals not once but frequently. These things must necessiarily be borne in silence. The great reading public which a newspaper serves is not interested in the personal difficulties of the editor or publisher, though we have known instances where a full airing of threats and subsequent reprisals would have made absorbing reading.
But such things must be regarded as part of the game—to be suffered perhaps because of sins committed in other directions. And then too it must be remembered that all things both human and divine, are subject to criticism. Even the Bible does not escape.
Raleigh (N. C.) Register.
--From The Shorthorn.
For the past several months a feeling of uneasiness has been growing in the minds of industrial leaders all over the world. A period of economic depression has been in progress. Unemployment has reached new totals in universal statistics. The future has been viewed with considerable doubt.
Just what the matter is, and just what remedy is needed, no one seems to know for a certainty. The approach of Fall however, seems to have brought a note of optimism. Henry Ford said recently that the worst of the crisis had passed. Men are hoping somehow that things will be readjusted.
The foregoing, in the intricate particulars belongs to the daily newspapers and to economic authorities for pertinent discussion. But to the readers of The Shorthorn the mere fact that a world crisis is a possibility is something of a challenge.
There is probably enough inherent intelligence in the world to avert world crises of almost every nature. The fact that the world is still pestered with them means –irregardless of everything else that is also meant -that the world is not utilizing its best intelligence. The crisis that now confronts the world may or may not be serious. But it has a serious conotation. It means, despite everything mankind has learned in the long and painful years of his sojourn upon the face of the earth, that scheme of things is not fool proof. It means that civilization is still a race between education and catastrophe and that it is as yet by no means certain that education will win the ultimate victory.
The student who is fortunate enough to be in college this fall may know at the outset that intelligence is at a premium. That there is tremendous opportunity and a crying need for capable leadership means that college is a training camp of no mean proportion.
Friday September 19 JOHNSON STATION By Mrs. J. T. Short.
News was received
Tuesday night of the death of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Collins baby
boy. This is indeed a sad hour for these parents and we extend to them
our deepest sympathy. This little child was stricken with this illness
Saturday and was rushed to a
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Steeley had as their guest Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Wills and Herman Arnspiger of the “Wills” Fiddle Band, Mr. “Yodeling Rube” Hall and wife, the Brown Bros., Milton and Derwood, Radio Intertainers, Tom Echols, Hiwaiian guitar, all of Fort Worth.
Those who enjoyed the music were as follows: Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Allen and
night two cars had a collision, as they ran together near the Waggoner Ranch,
one mile east of the city. Three negros in a car
were going to
The many relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Cleveland were
thrown in deep sorrow Monday about noon, when news was spread that their son, Ellis
Jr., age 9, had been kicked by a burro at
A few hours before passing away he kissed his parents and told them he was going to die and begged them to put him to sleep. Ellis Jr. was a lovely child, a favorite among his schoolmates, and more especially very devout in his Sunday School work. He was the only child and had a bright future, but God, in His wisdom sees fit to take him to a home where he will not have to go through the sorrows of this wicked world. The funeral services were held at the Christian church Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 o’clock, Rev. H. M. Redford, officiating, being assisted by Rev. S. M. Bennett, pastor of the Presbyterian church. His body was laid to rest in Parkdale cemetery by the Moore Funeral Home, from the home of Mr. Cleveland’s mother, Mrs. N. S. Boston on N. Pecan. Pall bearers were: Harvey Pirie, Clark Brower, Otto Grimmitt, Abb Davis, Blue Davis and Bert Henderson.
Just like a tale of the early days, when we were sparsely settled and civilization hadn’t thinned out the big game, is that the experiences of the Joe Reeds and neighbors with the wolves!
They have wrought havoc with the chickens and turkeys, the loss mounting up into hundreds of dollars. Some fifty turkeys, and as many White Leghorn hens have been the toll taken of Joe Reed, living three miles east of Arlington. Elder Bellomy and others of the same neighborhood have also been heavy losers to these mauraders.
Appeal was made to the Government trapper from
The wolves do not eat the chickens and turkeys. They suck the blood, and leave the carcass. Evidently the pack has become alarmed and moved on as no evidence of killing has been found in the past couple of weeks.
WHO WENT TO BE WITH JESUS SEPT. 9TH 1930.
To Jessie in Heaven
Dearest Jessie thou hast left us,
And our hearts are bruised with pain;
When we think our precious darling,
Never shall return again.
Here’s the gloves and there’s the hat,
And Oh; that vacant chair;
The only thing can cheer our hearts,
We know he’s over there.
Thou art free from every trial,
Every pain that thou hast borne,
When we think of this dear darling,
In our hearts we cannot mourn.
God has called another Jewel,
To help make Heaven shine;
‘Tis sweet to think among the roses,
He selected some of mine,
You have paid the debt dear boy,
That yet we all do owe;
We would not call you from your joy,
But to you we may go.
So, sing and shout dear darling,
While you so sweetly wait:
For your many friends and loved ones,
Then meet us at the gate.
We know God’s work is perfect,
So we have no complaints,
For in His loving word He said,
“Precious are the death of Saints;”
Just a few short years on earth,
The Saviour let you stay;
But you made our home so happy,
The memory ne’er shall fade away.
You always had a pleasant smile,
Your heart seemed never sad;
And when shadows came creeping in our home,
Your cheery words made us glad.
But we know it’s just a little while;
Out in the vast Forever,
With you we’ll spend eternity,
Where parting comes no never.
So we’ll take this suffering as from God,
Who gives and takes away;
We know He gave His only Son,
How could we ever repay?
So as you bask and shine in Heaven,
peep from that
We want you to know dear darling,
We miss your smiling face.
Written by his cousin,
Friday September 26 DIES OF KNIFE WOUNDS
Miss Grace Rodgers, who lives south of Arlington, received a message Thursday morning that her brother, Homer Rodgers, aged 41, who lives on Bowman Springs Road, Fort Worth, was found near the Glen Garden Country Club in a critical condition from knife wounds. He died shortly after midnight Thursday without revealing the names of his assailants.
Mr. Rodgers when found was half hidden by a clump of bushes. Special
Deputy Keys discovered him as the officers rode in his auto on a side road
leading from east
Friday September 26 Youth Who Witnessed Murder Visits Here
Leon Schrest, 17,
spent Wednesday night and part of Thursday in
Friday October 3 DEATH OF JOHN M. ELLIOTT
John M. Elliott, aged 79 years, a native of Tarrant county, passed away at his home on
Pall Bearers were: Henry Wilder, W. G. Hiett, Roscoe Hardin, E. E. Foster, Tom Lee, Lester Coulter, Webb Rose, and Thomas Spruance.
Those from out of the
city who attended the funeral of Ellis Cleveland, Jr., last Wednesday
were as follows: Mesdames, R. Dobbins, Paul Martin, Julia Moore, P. J. Kroll,
A. E. Ragsdale, A. Hamilton, Mrs. Medkiff and daughter and Mrs. Smith, Mr. and
Mrs. J. J. Coffee, of Fort Worth; Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Johnson, Mrs. John Allen,
and daughter, of Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Boston of Terrell; Mrs. Clarence
Adams and daughter of Wills Point; Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Irby, Mr. and Mrs. T.
Johnson of Handley; Mr. and Mrs. Ancel Mason, Mrs. Todd and daughters, Mr. and
Mrs. J. S. Walker, Mesdames C. Spears, D. Moore, M. Tanner, F. M. Ford, Earl
Crouch. Mrs. Kerr and Mrs. Smith of
We wish to thank each and every one who were kind to us, during our recent sorrow, when our darling son, Ellis Jr., passed away. Words fail to express our appreciation. We are also thankful for the beautiful floral offerings.
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Cleveland.
The people of this community were made sad last week end when they heard of the death of two former residents of this community.
C. R. Holder of Oak Grove died in a
He leaves to mourn his death his wife and five children, his parents, six sisters and three brothers and a host of other relatives and friends.
This community joins together in sympathy for this family.
His body was interred in the Calloway cemetery here.
We were also very sorry to learn of the death of Mrs. Maggie E. Rhodes,
wife of Dr. L. F. Rhodes of
We remember Mrs. Rhodes as our neighbor and friend as they spent a large part of their life in this community.
Several people of this community attended her funeral service which was held in the First Christian church last Sunday afternoon.
We greatly sympathize with her loved ones and even though all was done for her that could be done it was God’s will to take her home. She is now in a world of peace and happiness where sorrow and pain is not known.
Surviving her are her husband Dr. L. F. Rhodes, a son, Leslie and a daughter, Lorena.
The burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery Fort Worth.
Friday October 3
INTERURBAN WITH 40 CONFEDERATES PASS THRU
Forty confederate veterans from
Friday October 3 E. L. KEENE RECEIVES MESSAGE ANNOUNCING DEATH OF SISTER
Last Saturday evening
E. L. Keene received a message from
Friday October 3 RACES TO BE HELD NOV. 1-11
Horses Expected From All Over Country.
At a meeting of the directors of the Jockey Club yesterday it is said it was definitely decided to have another big horse race meet at Arlington Downs beginning Nov. 1, and lasting ten days until Nov. 11.
Further particulars of this meet are not available at this time but the people
The meet here last year drew a large crowd from all section of the
Announcement of this thoroughbred horse racing meet here this Fall was made Thursday morning from the offices of W. T. Waggoner, who with his sons, E. P. and G. L., operate Arlington Downs, where the event will be staged. The dates were announced as Nov. 1 to 11. It will afford nine days of racing as two Sundays are included.
The Waggoners have been undecided throughout the year whether to continue the annual event started in 1929 and it was not until Thursday morning that the decision was reached. At that time only a few details of the meet had been worked out.
However, it is likely that the meet will be operated along the same lines of
the 1929 event, when the sport of Kings was brought to
The 1929 racing meet ran into bad weather, hurting attendance greatly. However, considering the continued inclement weather the meet was successful.
Several of the leading stables of the country sent thoroughbreds here and the highest type of races were run. The meet also attracted some of the notables of the turf.
Following the close of the meet in 1929, the Waggoners continued to make improvements at Arlington Downs, one of the largest racing plants in the world. Work on additional track started just before the opening of racing in 1929 has been completed and a much firmer footing will be afforded.
The Arlington Downs plant was not entirely completed last year, but everything will be in readiness this year when taps are blown for the opening race on Nov. 1.
It was first thought that the Waggoners would set the dates for the week
following the State Fair at
BICKFORD DIES AT
Carl Bickford, aged 21 years, of Dallas, son of Mr.
and Mrs. G. L. Bickford, who was born in
(picture of single engine pusher seaplane)
Friday October 3
Reports were received
late Thursday evening that Miss Mary Smith Monk, who is very ill at the
Friday October 10
Friday October 10 MARY SMITH MONK DIES
(picture of Mary Smith Monk, deceased)
A gloom of sadness was felt Friday afternoon when the news was dispatched from the Methodist Hospital at Fort Worth, that Miss Mary Smith Monk had passed away into (unreadable) not come as a surprise, for she has been lingering for many weeks and even months with a heart disease that was incurable, but she tried so hard to live, for she felt the keen responsibility of her only brother’s future, and would often say she had to get well, so she could help James be the man her parents so much wished him to be. But God in His wisdom bid her come to Him, where she would not suffer anymore. Her life’s work was over in such short time, but during her stay on this earth she was ever faithful to her God, and her influence will ever be felt for the true Christian life she lived.
Miss Monk was a popular and talented member of the senior class at Texas
Woman’s College and was “sweetheart” of the Kiwanis Club. She was
president of the freshman class and took part in school theatricals, playing
“Miss Susan” in “
She was forced to give up her studies at T.W.C. last March and go to
Miss Monk returned to
Her father, Rev. Alonzo Monk Jr., who was general evangelist of the
Rev. Alonzo Monk Sr., grandfather of Miss Monk, was a former pastor of
The only surviving member of the family is James Monk, 19, brother of Miss Monk, and a student in Tennessee, and Mrs. Alonzo Monk Jr., who has done her part well in caring for the two children left motherless.
Miss Monk and her brother were accompanying their mother on an automobile trip
The slow death suffered by Miss Monk was in sharp contrast to the sudden deaths of her parents.
Funeral service was conducted at the church erected by her grandfather Sunday
afternoon at 2 o’clock by Rev. E. B. Hawk, pastor, assisted by Dr. H. E. Stout,
president of Texas Womans’ College, and Rev. Virgil Fisher, pastor of
Interment was in
The many friends of the Monk family extend their sympathy to James and Mrs. Monk.
The body lay in state at the home of Mrs. Littleton Harrell,
Friday October 10
While earth-bound mortals sweltered at 100 degrees temperature, a Western Air Express pilot recently sent an order for cooler weather-- and got it. Hall Holloway, pilot of a 30-passenger airliner, radio-telephoned the chief metroligist at the W. A. E. Terminal and was informed that if he would climb 5000 feet he would find a temperature of 70 degrees. As a result the 23 passengers rode in comfort.
Friday October 10
A commercial aerial ambulance by the California Aerial Transport Company, will be kept on call at the Company’s hangar at
Equipment for the plane includes first aid cabinet, stretchers, hot pads, rubber blankets, sheets and pillows.
The equipment is installed in the closed cabin of the plane, a form fitting bed being suspended from the roof. Accomodations are provided for pilot, doctor and nurse.
Friday October 10 “DON’T QUIT”
When things go wrong and they sometimes will,
When the road you’re traveling seems up hill,
When the funds are low and your debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you just a bit,
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit!
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us some time learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won if he had stuck it out;
Don’t give up, though the pace seems slow,
You may succeed with another blow.
Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man.
Often the struggler who has given up,
When he might have won the victor’s cup.
And he learned too late, when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out—
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt;
And you can never tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar.
So, stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit—
It’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit!
Friday October 17
(pictures of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hiett)
Both Mr. and Mrs. Hiett, known to friends over the State as Uncle Minor and
Aunt Rhoda, were born in
Goes After Bride
He tells a thrilling
story of his trip back to
The trip from
Waited Week to
Upon their arrival at
a crossing point on the
Eight children made the long trip to
The large family moved into a house sixteen feet square with one side room, where they lived for one week until better quarters could be secured. Supporting a family so large was a serious responsibility and Uncle Minor found employment in putting up cord wood for which he received 50 cents per cord. His average was two cords each day. “When Christmas came,” Mrs. Hiett said, “that was the leanest Christmas that was ever held under our roof. Minor bought a big wood box of old-fashioned hard candy and a supply of Jew’s harps, French harps and pocketknives.”
Buys 126 Acres.
The family soon purchased 126 acres of prairie land. Uncle Minor and his
boys farmed this land intensively and made ninety-nine bales of cotton, for
which they received from 4 to 7 cents per pound. Two of the boys, George
and Robert, both of whom reside in Wellington, were called “champion cotton
pickers” after they had demonstrated their ability to pick 1,100 pounds of
cotton in one day. Robert picked an average of 500 pounds per day on his
Grandmother Hiett insists that the happiest days of her life were spent when she would prepare dinner on Sunday for friends. They would come for many miles, between twenty and forty of them, feed their teams at the crib and stay until time to do up the (unreadable). Church attendance was a regular part of the Sunday program and the entire family of thirteen would make the trip to and from Rehoboth church in wagons. Two weeks ago, Mr. and Mrs. Hiett attended a home-coming at the spot where the old church stood and as the roll of the old membership was called they answered as having held membership there the longest.
Friday October 17 J. D. WERNER DIES
J. D. Werner who has
been making his home at the Home for Aged Masons for some time, passed away
Sunday afternoon. Funeral services were conducted at the Moore Funeral
Home and interment was at the Masonic cemetery. Survivors are his widow
who is in the Home, and a son, Luther, who lives on
Friday October 17 MISS DALTON, SISTER OF MRS. LEATH, DIES
Miss Abbie Dalton, age
27, of Ft. Worth, a sister of Mrs. Howard Leath, passed away in a Ft. Worth
sanitarium last Thursday evening, after an illness of two weeks. Miss
Dalton was a teacher in
Friday October 24 CAPTURE NEGRO CHARGED OF MURDER.
Sheriff J. R. Wright and Chief Ed Collins went to Crockett, Sunday and brought back Buddie Bledsoe who is charged with killing another negro, Theodore Thomas, over a year ago in negro town back of Wright’s Garage. They have been on his trail for some time and recently had officers at Crockett put him in jail for safe keeping.
Friday October 24 J. L. HILL’S NEPHEW DIES FROM FALL
Last Thursday J. L.
Hill received a message from
Friday October 24 L. C. MAHANEY DIES AT FORT WORTH FRIDAY
Lenord C. Mahanay, age
Survivors are his widow, five daughters, Mesdames J. D. Ray, Wilson Ray, O. D.
Bounds, and J. Hawkes of Ft. Worth, Miss Virginia Mahanay, Dallas; two brothers
F. and A. J. Mahanay, and sister Mrs. John F. Turner of Arlington. All
were at his bedside when the summons came that called him to a home where there
is no sickness nor death. He was well
Friday October 24
Mrs. E. T. Overand
received a message from
Survivors are seven sons and three daughters and one sister.
Friday October 24
The many friends of
Mrs. Charles Nix will regret to hear of the death of her mother, Mrs. J.
H. Barber, which occured at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nix, at
Friday October 24 NOTICE (advertizement)
You can get a nice plate lunch for 25 cents
Friday October 31 Uncle Dutch King Buried – Was J. P. Many Years
Carder Dixon King, familiarly known to every one in
Uncle Dutch was a man of unique character, he had his
own way of doing things, and was a friend staunch and true. He was loved
and respected for his honor and integrity. He delivered ice to many homes
He has also served
Friday October 31 DEATH OF MRS. MILLER AT HOME FOR AGED MASONS
Mrs. W. M. Miller, aged 89?, passed away at the Home for Aged Masons Wednesday morning. One by one they pass away, but these dear old people have fought a good fight and God has a home prepared for them where there is no sorrow nor suffering. Rev. W. T. Rouse officiated at the funeral. Her body was laid to rest in the Masonic cemetery.
October 31 PETE B. McNATT DIES AT
Pete B. McNatt, formerly of this city, but who for
the last five years has been making his home in
Mr. McNatt was born in
His body lay in state at the home of his sister, Mrs. W. J. Pulley until 2:30 when funeral services were held at the Methodist church. A large concourse of friends and relatives came with their beautiful floral offerings to pay tribute to a life that had counted something in the community where he lived. Survivors are his widow, and daughter, Miss Louise of Dallas, Mrs. C. B. Fielder, of Farmersville: Mrs. J. C. Dodson, of Arlington; Mrs. H. S. Dockum, of Enid, Oklahoma; sisters, Mrs. W. J. Pulley and Miss Lillie McNatt and Mrs. Alvin Watson of Arlington; and one brother, W. H. McNatt, of Fort Worth.
Rev. J. H. Stewart officiated at the funeral services, being assisted by Rev. S. M. Bennett, J. T. Upchurch, and C. A. Statham. Moore Funeral Home had charge of the burial, and interment was in Parkdale cemetery. Pallbearers were: Mike and Jim Ditto, Will Turck, C. B. Berry, T. F. Yates, and Boyd Lawson.
Friday October 31 CARD OF THANKS
We appreciate deeply the expressions of sympathy, love and esteem, and many kindnesses manifested by our loved ones and many friends of our family in the loss of our father and grandfather, C. D. King Sr.
Mrs. Eugenia K. Heath and family, C. D. King Jr. and family.
Friday October 31
A LOST DOG
I had a little puppy
Whose name was little Nig,
He was black as a crow
And fat as a little pig.
His hair was short
His four toes were white
That I loved my puppy
Your bet is right.
Every boy should have a dog.
They make a real friend.
No boy likes to lose his dog
And never see him again.
If this dog you’ve seen
I wish you’d send him home.
You can easily get me,
For 686W is my phone.
Billie Watson’s my name,
If you’ll return my dog,
A reward to you I’ll give.
Now think this over please,
And see what you would do,
If, when you were a little boy,
You’d lost your pal too.
Friday November 7
The First National
J. W. McAllister, President. Dated October 8, 1920. (probably “1930”.)
A large crowd from
this place attended the funeral of Mrs. Annie Pirkel of Minters Chapel
which was held Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock in the
Mrs. Pirkel died in a
Rev. Wilshire of Grapevine had charge of the funeral service, assisted by Rev. C. A. Norcross of this place.
Mr. Pirkel and son, Cecil, are both barbers at this place.
The large floral offering and large crowd present were proof that she had many friends.
This community joins together in the greatest of sympathy for the family.
Friday November 7 CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank our many friends for the expressions of love and sympathy shown us during the illness and death of our loving husband and father, and for the beautiful floral offerings.
Mrs. P. M. McNatt, Miss Louise McNatt, Rev. and Mrs. C. B. Fielder
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Dodson, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Dockum.
Friday November 7 A Pioneer Texan, Age 79, Buried
The trial of life that
23 years ago took B. E. Houston, 79, from the security of his
He succumbed to a stroke of paralysis followed by a hemorrhage of the brain suffered shortly before noon.
With Mrs. Houston, who survives him,
His bid on a sandy quarter section in the
They began their new existence in a tent, but in a few weeks they moved into a commodious dugout which served them as home for a year until a house could be built.
After 12 years on the
Funeral services were held at 9 o’clock Tuesday morning at the residence.
Rev. S. M. Bennett, pastor of the Arlington Presbyterian Church officiated.
A second service was held at
Survivors are his widow, three sons and a daughter: J. M. Houston of
Pall bearers were: Jack Brown, Walter Leverett, Geo.Wessler, Sam Wine, Louis Tillery, Bernice Turk.
Friday November 7
Those from out of the city who attended the funeral of B. E. Houston Tuesday were: Mrs. J. C. Gorman, Sterling, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Houston and family of Petrolia; Mrs. Glen Marriott, Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Tobias, Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Landes of Grandfield, Okla.; Mrs. R. M. Houston, Oklahoma City, Okla., Mrs. L. L. Davis, Wichita Falls; Rev. and Mrs. Ernest Ulmer and daughters, Mrs. D. G. Malloy of Stephenville, R. M. White and Mrs. Jimmy Crews of Dallas.
Friday November 7
Miss Mary Clyde
Houston of Tipton,
Friday November 7
Bread cut into slices
of any desired thickness and wrapped in paper by machinery is possible by a new
device just invented in
Friday November 7 CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank each and every friend who so kindly assisted us during the illness and death of our beloved husband and father, and each one who offered consoling sympathy in our days of sorrow. The many floral pieces were beautiful and bore comforting testimony of the loyalty of our friends. May such kind and helpful friends be near each of you when sorrow enters your life, is our sincerest prayer.
Mr. B. E. Houston, W.
R. M. Houston and family, Mrs. J. E. Gordon and family.
Friday November 7 WEBB NEWS By Bonnie Belle Miller
We are sorry to hear
of the death of John Bowman, who lived in our community several
years. He died Sunday at noon with heart trouble at Lamesa. He is
survived by Hob Bowman, Forest Hill, Mrs. Emma Annen
of Webb community and Ely Bowman of
November 7 REPORT OF WORK DONE BY
By Mrs. M. H. Cravens
A report of the work of the
“To the member of the Shakespeare Club: As the representative of the club
on the library board of the
“Total number of books in library 2,116. Number
of books acquired from
“Most of the reading during summer months is done by the children, in winter months by adults.
“Shelving capacity was formerly about 1500, recent addition makes room for 800 or 900 more books. The lumber for these new shelves was donated by Arlington Lumber Co., the labor charges paid out of the library fund.
“There is a paid librarian in charge, and the library is kept open during the
week every afternoon from 3 to 5, and from 1 to 5 on
Saturdays. Half of the librarian’s salary is paid by the Tarrant County Library Association, the other half by the following
“Much of the success of the library is due to the encouragement and assistance of these organizations. The library, according to my opinion, is serving a great purpose in this community, and it is hoped that all organizations and individuals interested in the welfare of our town will continue to support the library.”
This report was also read at the meeting of the Southern Library Association.
Friday November 7 Celebrates Eightieth Birthday.
(picture of Frank McKnight)
ARLINGTON BANK HEAD
Frank McKnight, president of the First State Bank who celebrates his eightieth birthday Tuesday. Hi is a staunch advocate of the theory that “early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” He goes to bed not later than 9 o’clock each night and gets up at 5 a.m.
Tuesday night, however, he kept somewhat later hours, for his employees had open house at the bank from 8 until 10 p.m. in honor of their president’s birthday and also in celebration of the fifteenth anniversary of the bank’s founding.
Seated at a desk which is scarred with the burns of many pipes and cigarettes, and worn with much usage, the white-haired president transacts his business of the day. It is not only the routine duties of a bank president, for he is the sympathetic listener to the joys and woes of men, women and children from over the country who file in his office daily.
And McKnight, vigorous in spite of his fourscore years, wants to remain at that desk until the end. When he goes, he said, he wants to go “with my boots on.”
He has seen the metamorphis of a postoak woods into a town—the town of
“The growth of
The kindly president loves to talk of the early days. He likes to tell of the arrival of his mother, and his sister and brothers, in the county with exactly $1,245 in gold.
“There wasn’t a bank in the county then,” he said, “and mother kept the money in a trunk until we bought the land for our house. We weren’t afraid of robbers. People didn’t think about things like that in those days.”
The McKnights lived on a farm near Johnson Station until 1887, and then moved
While he lived at Johnson Station McKnight prospered and in 1884 he was elected county commissioner.
“I had very little schooling,” he said reminiscently, “but I learned to figure more while I had that office than I ever did before.”
In 1910 McKnight became one of the stockholders in the Arlington National Bank
and in 1915, the First State Bank of
He doesn’t like to talk about his business success. He’d rather tell about
the time he and his partner were having a well dug for their round bale gin,
and discovered the artesian water which has made
Or, better still, he likes to tell about his two sons, Alfred of Fort Worth and Frank, Jr., who works in his father’s bank, and his young grandson, whose picture he proudly displays on the wall of his office.
The only benefit McKnight believes money brings to an individual is that it makes him independent. He has a horror of being dependent on any one. Robert Burns is his favorite poet because he portrays such an independent attitude toward life.
And this sturdy
It is a poem, and it ends with the words, “Let me live in a house by the side of the road and be a friend to man.”
Friday November 7 TRIBUTES PAID TO BANKER, 80
By Tarleton Jenkins
Tuesday Frank McKnight, a man who never was a boy, will celebrate his eightieth birthday.
He will celebrate it, as he has most of his other birthdays, going about his
daily duties in the usual way, talking loans, notes, discounts and capital assets
with customers at his desk in the First State Bank of
Like other successful candidates, he, last night received the congratulations
of old and new friends marking the close of another year of his campaign for
health and happiness. Hundreds of men and women of
Quick Laugh and Wit.
The bank president is looking forward to a few more happy and active years.
“They can’t be many when you’re 80,” he said, “but I’m going to get the most out of them.”
There is decision in the strength of Frank McKnight’s handclasp, in the squareness of his shoulders and in the direct glance of his eye. His hair is white and his face is lined, but his laugh is quick and his conversation witty.
His pattern of life was more or less planned for him when he scarcely was out
of the years of childhood. The death of his father when Frank was 11
years old thrust upon him the responsibility of the family of five other
children and his mother. They lived on a farm in
There was none of the abandon of boyhood for Frank McKnight after that.
The small savings left by the father were soon gone. The family was near
destitution. But Frank pulled them through, wringing a meager living out
Ten years later Frank went to
His friends asked him why he didn’t marry.
“I just told them,” he said last night, “that I didn’t have time. And that was the truth.”
Invested in Store.
But at 43 he “paid court” to Miss Mattie Middleton of Johnson Station. A degree of prosperity had attended his efforts by that time and he could afford it. He rode to Miss Mattie’s home in a buggy and won her consent to marriage. She died in 1918, having been Mrs. Frank McKnight 22 years.
By 1887 the wooded area where
In 1910 McKnight went into the Arlington National Bank with associates and five years later founded the institution of which he now is head.
Mrs. Ida Day of
Johnson Station, nearest neighbor to the McKnights when they lived on the
“There never lived a better man or a more loyal friend than Frank McKnight,” said Mrs. Copeland in tribute.
Dr. Will McKnight of Mansfield, brother of Frank McKnight, remembers that his brother, although he had no more than three months of school in his life, was unusually apt at all figures. Also, Dr. McKnight said, the banker in his early years manifested a hearty dislike for cornbread.
Another brother is Joe McKnight,
READY TO START FOR
(picture of giant 12 engine seaplane)
READY TO START
Friday November 14
Mrs. Bert Dummitt died at her home in Oak Cliff last Monday. Mrs. Dummitt was 46 years of age, and leaves a husband and six children.
Funeral service was conducted by her former pastor, Rev. S. M. Bennett at Smith
Lamar Funeral home Wednesday, November 12. The Dummitts are formerly
Friday November 14
21 Woman Drops Dead In
Monday morning about
11 o’clock Mr. and Mrs. George A. Wilks of
Friday November 21 THE PASSING OF A PROMISING YOUNG MAN
Knox Norvell, age 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. K.
Norvell, died at the family residence, nine miles south of
Sam Knox Norvell was born Aug. 15, 1908; was converted in Aug. 1925 and
Knox was operated upon about 13 months ago, and has not been well since. He made a brave fight, but lost in the struggle. He will be remembered by his friends as a model young man full of promise of a useful life. His passing is a distinct loss to the community.
Friday November 21 CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank each and every one who were so kind to us during the illness and death of our dear son and brother Knox. God bless all of you.
Mr. and Mrs. S. K. Norwell and family.
Friday November 21
Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Dockum and daughter have returned to their home at
Friday November 21 DEATH OF ELMER ADKINS
Elmer Adkins, aged 42, died in
Friday November 21
Mrs. W. M. Bondurant
received a message Tuesday morning from
Mrs. Bondurant left Tuesday afternoon for
Friday November 21 GRACE CHAPEL By Minnie McFadin
We are sorry to know that L. V. Crossley of Sublett passed away last Saturday morning. He was ill only a short while before he died. Mr. Crossley has many friends in this community who extend their heartfelt sympathy to his relatives.
Friday November 21 PANTEGO NEWS By Mrs. B. W. Fuller
On last Wednesday Mrs.
Mary Clary passed away from this life to her longed for reward. She
was born in
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ernest Young of Webb community and Miss Ollie Clary of Pantego. Three sons, Bill Clary of Irvin, Mack Clary, of Florence Hill and Olen of this community. She leaves sixteen grandchildren. We join with them in their grief and troubles.
Friday November 21 INFANT DIES
About two weeks ago
twins were born to Mr. and Mrs. Jewel Barron, a boy weighing 9 pounds,
and girl 3. They were never able to get anything to overcome the weakness
of the little girl named Charline and she passed away Monday
evening. Funeral services were held by Rev. J. H. Stewart and her little
form was laid away at
COAST TO COAST TRIP MADE BY
Last Friday afternoon a man by the name of Clarence O. Woodman, of
Friday November 21 COURAGE
Did you tackle the trouble that came your way
With a resolute heart and cheerful?
Or, hide your face from the light of day
With a craven soul and fearful?
O’ a trouble’s a ton, or a trouble’s an ounce,
Or trouble is what you make it,
And it isn’t the fact that you’re hurt that counts,
But only how did you take it?
You are beaten to earth? Well, well, what’s that?
Come up with a smiling face.
It’s nothing against you to fall flat,
But, to lie there—that’s a disgrace.
The harder you’re thrown, why the higher you bounce;
Be proud of your blackened eye!
It isn’t the fact that you’re licked that counts,
It’s how did you fight—and why!
Friday November 28 WATSON NEWS By Mrs. B. E. English
Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Hadley left Saturday evening for Parsons,
Friday November 28 NEGRO KILLS POLICEMAN
Evan Johnson Shot While Attempting To Arrest Sam Louder
A crowd of angered citizens of this city who gave up brewing mob violence after a touching appeal for law and order by the gray-haired father of Evans Johnson, who was shot and killed early Sunday morning, assisted peace officers in a five-hour search which ended in the capture of Sam Louder, negro. A complaint charging murder is now pending against the negro.
Soon after Evans Johnson, 22, watchman employed by the city was shot down at 5:30 a.m. when he answered a disturbance call in the negro district of Arlington, angered citizens gathered at the city hall. Young Johnson, with a bullet wound in the neck, died almost instantly.
Citizens had gathered in front of the city hall when the Rev. W. J. Johnson, 67, retired Presbyterian minister, arrived after having been informed of his son’s death.
The grief-stricken father, wearing a black coat and black hat, mounted the steps of the city hall and made an appeal against mob violence to the murmuring group of citizens.
“If any of you contemplate mob violence I want you to know it was my boy who was killed,” he said through lips that quivered with emotion. “If any should wish revenge it would be I. It is my desire that the law be allowed to take its course.”
The crowd quieted after the talk by the gray-haired man of God, and formed in
groups for a search of country surrounding
One group of citizens chartered two airplanes to fly over the river bottoms which were furnished through the courtesy of M. C. Dalby and Curtis-Wright airport.
The negro was captured before noon and taken to the
Young Johnson went to the Louder home in the negro district, together with Joe
Coke after receiving a complaint from John Campbell, negro, that Louder was
drunk and had cursed
Receiving no response to his summons to open the door, Johnson went to a side door. He walked up to the door and was fired upon. There were seven bullet holes in the screen, fired from the inside.
One bullet struck Johnson in the neck, near the collar bone, severing the jugular vein. He was cut on the right hand by a bullet. The watchman dropped after crossing street to his car. The only words spoken by Evans after he was shot and as he was breathing his last was a prayer as he called on the Lord.
The negro gunman, barefooted and not fully clad, ran from the home. He was believed to have taken Johnson’s pistol with him, for none was found on the night policeman when aid arrived, and it has not been found up to this time.
The negro was next heard of when he visited the home of another negro, where he tried to borrow shoes. The negro whose home he visited was taken to police headquarters. He said he had refused to give the fugitive clothing.
Louder was captured by posse men in a thicket on Cook’s Lane, three miles
Louder, wearing blue trousers, was seen by a member of the group stretched on the ground behind a knoll.
Mr. Austin said Louder crawled up to him on his hands and knees, pleading with him not to fire the gun he carried.
Louder was armed with a 38-calibre automatic pistol of German make. He wore shoes when arrested. He said he obtained them from a trash can.
Louder was placed in a milk truck near the place he was captured and taken to
the Fort Worth-Dallas pike, where he was transferred to a police car and taken
Harry Lee Johnson, waiter said that the policeman went into the establishment
when he opened it at 5:30 a.m. The policeman ordered coffee and doughnuts
and had not finished, eating when
“I didn’t hear what was said at the door,” the waiter said. Mr. Johnson
returned after talking with
“’I’ve got to leave,’ he told me. ‘I’ll come back and finish eating in a few minutes.’”
The waiter said Johnson and Campbell got in a police car in front of the cafe
and drove off.
In his jail cell, Louder admitted firing upon the policeman, but said he suspected the man was a burglar and fired after the man had pulled on the screen door.
The 200 citizens who searched the district were divided into groups of fifteen or twenty.
Louder, six feet tall and husky, is a truck driver for the Southern Ornamental Iron works of this city.
Young Johnson had lived in
Evans was a model young man, who joined the Presbyterian church
at the age of ten, reared in a Christian home, and was one of the most beloved
members of the police force. He dealt rightly and honestly, and best of
all, could be depended upon to perform his duty. He moved with his
Friday November 28
Negroes Who Were Eye Witnesses of Tragedy Make Sworn Statements.
About 4:30, according to
Sometime Monday Campbell left
Chief Collins after hearing of the shooting, called all available officers to the scene, and the Sheriff’s department rushed out a number of deputies in a few minutes.
The man hunt started north of the house where the shooting took place. It was reported that the negro was barefooted and without a shirt. For nearly two hours, the section north of negro town was searched as it was supposed that he left in that direction.
About 9:30 a call came in to the City Hall that an officer was wanted at Glassies’ Garage. Deputy Constable Lawrence Evans and Chas. Johnston answered the call and when they arrived found a negro, Earl Ross, who told them that Sam Louder was at his house about daylight and had left going north. It was immediately reported what Ross had said and scores of officers and men went to the woods lying north of Glassie’s Garage, but it was sometime before the negro was sighted. W. M. Douglas and Lawrence Evans were the first to get a glimpse of him. They saw him running at a distance and men began to comb that section and surrounded it until he was caught.
By ten o’clock an army of something like three hundred officers and citizens were searching for the negro.
About 11 a.m. the negro was found lying just off Cook’s lane, which is about two miles north of Pecan Grove. The group that found him was composed of Chief Ed Collins, Mike Thompson, Albert Austin, Marshall Coke and two other men by the names of Tyson and Robertson. The negro was found about two hundred feet from the road. After he realized the posse had seen him, he jumped up, raised his hands and started begging the men not to shoot him.
The Grand Jury met Tuesday morning and they returned a true bill of indictment against the negro.
At first it was thought there was only one eye witness to the killing but local officers in conducting an investigation found two more negroes who saw the shooting. The negroes, Jasper Johnson and Oscar Childs, both made sworn statements before Justice of the Peace Chas. G. Johnston, that they were awakened by officer Johnson calling for Sam Louder (their house is located next to Louder’s). Both negroes state that Johnson told Louder he was an officer. In one of the negroes’ statements, he said that Louder said to Johnson: “Shine your light a little more around this way.” Johnson then got right in front of the door, according to the statement and the negro said that Louder said: “I am geting d---- tired of you all meeting with me” and then jerked the door open and started shooting through the screen. Both negroes’ statements were nearly alike and convey the idea that Louder knew that he was shooting at an officer.
The date for the trial has been set for Dec. 8 and it is thought it will hardly last longer than one day.
Ernestine Ross, wife of Earl Ross, at whose house Louder
stopped about 7 a.m. is said to have made the following statement: “About seven
a.m., someone called for Ross and my husband got up and opened the door.
He came back into the house with Sam Louder, who said to my husband, “I am in trouble, I think I killed the law in
The above statement was presented to the Grand Jury and the prosecutor’s staff said it was very important evidence. At the time the statement was taken, it was the only one that substantiated the statement of John Campbell that Sam Louder knew he was shooting an officer.
Friday November 28 JOHN T. WHITE By Mrs. John C. Pruitt
The negro chase on last Sunday morning for Sam Louder of Arlington who shot and killed Evan Johnson the night watchman, aroused quite an interest among the residents of this community since quite a few joined the chase. He was captured shortly before noon on Sunday in this community near the Cook’s Lane Road, north of the pike, after hiding along the river for several hours.
Friday November 28
SECOND NEGRO CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH SLAYING OF EVAN JOHNSON
Earl Ross, negro, is now held in the county jail on a
complaint charging him with being an accessory to murder. Ross was
arrested Tuesday by Chief Collins and Deputy Sheriff D. S. Raines and the
charge filed against him in
The complaint charges Ross with aiding Louder by letting him have clothing in order that he might escape, and also that he delayed making any report of Louder being at his house in order to give him time to make a getaway.
Friday November 28 IN MEMORY
Evan Johnson, gone, but not forgotten. It was a pleasure to have known this fine young man for about four years. He always impressed me with his fine thoughts and noble actions. He will always be remembered by his smiling disposition.
For the past year I have been more or less closely associated with him and have often remarked about his devotion to duty as a peace officer. Evan’s only intention was to do that which he thought was just and right.
Evan was a clean thinking young man and refrained from the use of slang and curse words. No one ever heard him saying anything that would tend to demoralize the character of another.
On that fateful night, he went without fear to perform a duty as an officer. Fate, or whatever it might be, saw fit to remove this fine character from among us and his departure is regretted. His family and friends suffer deeply, the loss but in his going we are not fearful, for the life of Evan Johnson on this earth was such that there was prepared a place of rest for him in the beautiful kingdom beyond.
The life of this young man should be an inspiration to others.
--Charles G. Johnston.
John L. Schooler, 75, father of County Commissioner Joe F. Schooler,
well known farmer of this community for 37 years, died at 2:10 a.m. Sunday at
the home of his daughter, Mrs. G. T. Boswell,
Mr. Schooler was born in
Besides Commissioner Schooler, survivors are four other sons, Nolan M., Fred T. and Ross Schooler of Fort Worth, and C. M. Schooler, Dallas; four daughters, Mrs. Boswell and Mrs. E. C. Greene of Fort Worth, Mrs. H. L. Cook, Arlington, and Mrs. M. E. Murrah, Dallas; two brothers, N. L. Schooler of Nebraska; and 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Mr. Schooler joined the
Active pallbearers were Robert Kelly, Joe Kelly, Joe Hendricks, T. L. Stallcup,
C. V. Fox, Ed Bradford, Bumphs Smith and Will G. Hiett. Honorary
pallbearers were County Commissioners S. A. Wall, H. E. Wright and Dick Boaz,
County Judge S. D. Shannon, Sam J. Callaway, Damon Davis, W. E. Yancy, District
Judges James E. Mercer, Frank P. Culver, Jr., George E. Hosey, C. W. Atkinson,
Federal Judge James C. Wilson, Frank McKnight, Leslie Coulter, Charles Coulter,
Zac Slaughter, E. E. Rankin, Joe McKnight, Webb Rose, J. Howard Wright, E. H.
Corn, T. E. Blessings, James and Sam Smith, O. H. House, T. G. Davis, W. W.
Seaton, George Hecker, Dr. W. B. McKnight, C. W. Armstrong, John W. Roberts, W.
A. Pitts, Frank T. Estill, W. W. Merrett, County Clerk Chester Hollis, W.
Orville Beall, Sheriff J. R. Wright, Alvin Watson and J. M. Finch. Burial
Friday December 5
Mr. and Mrs. C. P.
Hadley returned from Parsons,
Friday December 5 IN THE COUNTRY PRESS
Let me live in a house by the side of the road
And be a friend to man.
I’ll sell him gasoline for his car
And anything else I can.
I’ll run a barbeque on the side
And keep cold beer and pop.
And give free water, air and maps
To all who chance to stop.
I’ll spread my ads in the country press
So that all who read may see
The way to my house by the side of the road
Where they will spend their money with me.
--The Midget Messenger,
Friday December 5 WATSON NEWS By Mrs. B. E. English
A great wave of
sadness has winged its way over our community and the surrounding
community. A newly made grave was added to the West Fork (Watson)
cemetery Monday evening. The body of our beloved
friend, R. A. Young, constable of
R. A. Young had spent a great part of his life in this community, where his
children were reared. Mr. Young was a well known citizen and had many
friends. This fact had been proven or he would not have held the same
office as constable for 23 years. The presence of this loved one will be
missed by the entire city as well as the home. He was always interested
in the welfare of the community. He was a member of the Presbyterian
Mr. Young passed away at the age of 59 years and a few months. S. M.
Bennett pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Arlington assisted by Rev. Reddy,
officiated. The survivors are a wife Mrs. Dora Young, two daughters, Mrs.
W. A.Thompson of
Friday December 5 CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our sincere thanks to those who were so kind to us during the illness and death of our father, John L. Schooler. We also deeply appreciate the many kindly expressions of sympathy, and the beautiful floral offerings.
Friday December 5 CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our thanks and profound appreciation to our kind friends, city officials, acquaintances and others who so generously and sympathetically shared in our recent sorrow caused by the tragic death of our beloved son, and brother, James Evan Johnson. The floral tributes and letters of condolence were gratefully received and helped to lighten the burdens and sorrows which were grevious to bear. May the blessings of our Almighty Father be upon one and all for their kind and thoughtful consideration.
W. J. Johnson and family.
Friday December 12 DEATH OF MRS. MARY TUCKER, AGE 93
Mrs. Mary Tucker, who has
lived four score and thirteen years, died at the home of her son, Smith Tucker,
four miles northwest of
Friday December 12
Capt. E. H. Keltner, and Coach J. C. Moore returned home Wednesday
evening from a hunting trip to east
Friday December 12 DEATH OF L. L. SANDERS
L. L. Sanders, aged 77, passed away at his home on
Friday December 12 WEBB NEWS By Bonnie Belle Miller
Last Saturday evening our little community was made sad by the death of our dear good friend and neighbor, Mrs. Sallie Carroll who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. N. Rutland. The family have our deepest sympathy but we know our loss is heaven’s gain.
Friday December 12 DEATH OF MRS. SALLIE CARROLL
Mrs. Sallie (nee
Mrs. Carroll was born in
“Aunt Sallie” was lenient and tolerant in her views of life. Age, illness, and suffering did not dim, but rather increased her faith in God and the goodness of life. Death came after an illness of several months. She died as she lived “Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch about him and lies down to pleasant dreams. Mrs. Carroll lived a life of devotion and love. Those that knew her feel that the world is a bit better off for her having lived.
The last obsequies were held at the
Rev. J. W. Reddy spoke briefly of the life of the deceased. No higher tribute could be paid than when he said “She was one of the greatest of Christian Mothers.”
Dr. Price spoke of the joys that come to one who “Lives so that they can die with the calmness of Mrs. Carroll.”
Mrs. Carroll is survived by two daughters: Mrs. David Swain of
Mrs. Swain was unable to attend the funeral of her mother, because she is in a
critical condition in a hospital in
Pall-bearers were: Olan Rutland, Leslie Rutland, Raymond Rutland, C. R. Francis, W. L. Francis and L. G. Deeds.
Interment was in the
Friday December 12 JOHNSON STATION By Mrs. J. T. Short
We were so sorry to
learn of the sad death of Mrs. Nettie Jordan of
Friday December 12
The difference between news that is printed and news that the editor omits was explained in an editorial in the Locust Grove Times. William R. Harper, editor, made the following statement:
“A Locust Grove friend of the editor called our attention to the fact that while the Times is a good little paper we did not print all, in fact not more than half, of the local happenings last week. That is the truth, we confess it. A lot of it we didn’t know, and a lot of it we did know and didn’t tell.
“We did not print what one citizen told us about another’s escapades which would have made a sensational column and caused an arrest or fight. We did not tell in our columns whom we met on the way north of town late one evening not long ago—it would have caused scandal if not a family row or divorce action. We did not repeat, much less print, a conversation we overheard last Thursday; it would have put two people, very nice people, too, in a close place and brought tears to the eyes of a fine old lady.
“No, we didn’t tell all of that; neither did we print an item that was given about a trip a while back, and somebody—not an acquaintance of ours, either—is happier that we didn’t. Yes, our friend is right—“
Friday December 12
If nobody smiled and nobody cheered,
And nobody helped us along,
If each and every minute looked after itself,
And the good things all went to the strong.
If nobody cared just a little for you,
And nobody thought about me;
And we stood all alone, in the battle of life,
What a dreary old world it would be.
Life is sweet and just because of the friends we have made,
And the things which in common we share,
We want to live on not because of ourselves,
But because of the people who care.
It’s giving and doing for somebody else,
On that, all life’s splendor depends;
And the joy of this world when you’ve summed it all up,
Is found in the making of friends.