February 20, 1911
A most encouraging attendance assembled at the Dun Cow Inn, on Saturday evening to inaugurate a movement by which assistance may be rendered to the widow and children of the late Jock Smith. Mr. J. Neylon telegraphed regret at inability to be present, and in his absence the chair was taken by Mr. J. Harvey.
It was resolved to communicate the facts of the case to the directorates of the various clubs with which Smith had been connected, viz., Newcastle United, Sunderland, Liverpool, Sheffield Wednesday, and Loughborough. Satisfaction was expressed that the directors of Newcastle United had lost no time in forwarding a handsome donation to the widow. A prize drawing will also be held, and several contributions to the prize-list were promised by gentlemen present.
Mr. J. Harvey was elected chairman of committee, and the hon. secretary is Mr. T. Rodger, 20, Edwin Street, Heaton, who will be pleased to receive and acknowledge contribution towards the prize list before next Saturday, when another meeting will be held.
(Newcastle Journal: February 20, 1911)