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MOTTO Tho Missouri Her
aid believing those at the
TOP well able to take care
of themselves, has taken its
stand in the barricades of
the COMMON PEOPLE, and
its fight will be made for
the BETTERMENT of those
at the BOTTOM.
It ihall be the ptrpW f
The MiMoori HmH t jrint
the newi from all parts f
the" county, and "oonaqMm
dents are wanted horn errery
neighborhood. , Good writ'
en are furnished 'material,
postage and copy of -paper.
HAYTI, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 1922
No. 23 VI
UNITED FARMERS MEET, MUCH
IMPORTANT BUSINESS ATTENDED
Farmers and Business Men Come Together in Common Council.
Bonded Cotton Warehiusc Discussed. Next' Meeting to be
Held at Caruthersville.
The largest, most important and
best attended County Council of
'Tho United Farmers of America
was held in Haytl on Thursday, Fri
day and Saturday of last week that
has yet been held in this county, in
fact, it was pronounced by the
general business agent, M. W. Lamb
of Blythevllle, Ark., to be one of
tho most important and far-reaching
county councils that has yet
been hold in any county where the
organization is functioning.
Tho attendance was very compli
mentary throughout the entire meet
ing, despite the fact that the meet
ing Was held at very busy season of
tho year. Upon roll call thirty of
the thirty-eight local units of the
county reported with a full delega
Hon, which made a total delegation
of one hundred and thirty-six.which
taxed Hayti's hotel accommodations
to their limit.
In spito of tho fact that tho or
ganization is less than a year old in
this county, the county agent's re
port showed that the organization
is more than one thousand strong In
this county, paid membership, and
ninety per cent of this paid member
ship aro cash members, and the re
ports from the various local unit?
showed that there was approximate
ly six hundred members in the mak
ing, and that by cottoh selling time
tho membership would reach two
Meetings were held both day and
night. The principal work on
Thursday and Thursday evening
was the organization of the vari
ous committees and preparation of
their reports, upon which the vot
ing body took action Friday.
On Saturday morning tho busi
ness men of Haytl met with the
delegation and the question of gin
and bonded warehouse accommoda
tions for the farmers of the north
ern part of tho county was dis
cussed, and the results were very
favorable and a meeting of the
Chamber of Commerce and the
members of tho northern portion of
the county was arranged for in the
near future for the purpose of for
mulating plans on the organization
of a warehouse company.
.What wc consider tho most im-
;ortant move made was that of es-
ablishing a cotton sales omce In
Pemiscot county. A committee was
appointed for the purpose of formu
lating plans of employing an ex
pert cotton salesman who will have
charge of tho sales offlco. Tho lo
cation of this offlco has not yet been
determined, but will likely bo at
the next regular County Council,
which is to bo hold at Caruthers
ville. Although the session lasted three
days tho program was not finished
and It was voted to hold a special
session at Steele on tho first Sat
urday, which is tho tho Gth of the
Perfect harmony prevailed thro'
out tho whole meeting and every
delegation returned homo feeling
much inspired, and determined to
go over tho top , with tho work of
organizing by tho next County
A voto of approval was given tho
work of both county dud general
"We, Tho United Farmers of Amor
lea, do hereby extend our sincere
thanks and appreciation to tho peo
ple of Haytl for their deep interest,
courtesies and 'kindness shown us
during our three days' session -of the
County Council held in Haytl.
G. C. THOMPSON,
T. C, SETTLE,
HENRY A. BOONE.
SCHOOL BOARD RE-ORGANIZES.
Select Teachers for Next Term.
Most of the Old Teachers Retained.
The school board met after thrt
election and after due delibera
tion, choso the same officials for the
future that have served in the past.
Tho appointment of teachers was
taken up and most all tho old teach
ers retained; in fact, all were re
tained who applied for renewal or
O. E. Hooker, who has given such
thorough satisfaction as superin
tendent, was retained in tho same
capacity for another term, his im
mediate charge being Agriculture,
Sociology and Economics. Mrs.
H. D. Wells remains principal of the
High school and will look after th!
departments of English and scl
2iicc. K. V. Propst Is transferred
from the Grammar to tho High
school and will have charge of
Manual Training and Mathematics,
two departments In our opinion that
o well together, as one has to pos
sess considerable of the latter to
enable him to master the former.
Miss Kathryn McHaney will have
charge of the Latin and History
Teachers nominated and elected
for the Grammar school are: Mrs.
Emma Uinchard, Mrs. Nettie Reeves
Mrs. O. E. Hooker, Mrs. Lenora Con
Jit, Misses Edith Davis, Algene Ross,
uul Erma' Pickens.
It should be noted that Mrs. Rine
hard does not come in as an alto
gether new teacher, having taught
here before and substituting some
during the present term.
Mibs Davis and Mrs. Reeves arc
new teachers in Hayti school, but
both are products of Haytl and her
school system, Mrs. Reeves having
been teaching in parts of the county
for several ycar3, making a most ex
cellent record at each term taught,
While Miss Davis was teacher at
Wardell the present term, it being
her first year in the school room, and
from all reports her record is one that
will please any community, and cast
a mark of efficiency for her ability
as an instructor, and it is but just
fitting to call these two products of
town in its field of labor.
Thcro aro yet two vacancies to be
filled, so wo arc informed.
Thus nears tho end of another
torm which will make a record for
harmony and general progresslve-
ness that any community may well
point to with pride. And since the
old teachers (old does not by any
implication mean age) tho same pros
pect limns tho future.
GOOD ROADS PAY DIVIDENDS
A wagon with a load of 3,000
pounds required an avoago draft
of 108 pounds on a gravel road itr
dry condition, in a recent test at
tho Missouri College of Agriculture
The same load on a dry clay road
required a draft of 321 pounds.
This shows tho great variation Jin
-the work done in hauling and.3in
tho size ot-load a toam can handle,
says J. C. Wooloy, chairman of the
ngriculturlng engineering depart
ment which conducted this test.Thc
gravel roads prove their vnluo oven
more completely under spring con
ditions. This load on the same roads
after a heavy rain required a draft
of 180 pounds on tho gravel, and
372 pounds on clay. This Is only
one of the many advantages offered
by all-the-ycar roads.
Joo Shelby, after an absence l
five years, has returned to Hayti to
make his future home, which is run
ning true to the past experiences of
all who have thought they could find
better places. Ho has rented the
Jack Chism residence.
FOR CIRCUIT COURT CLERK.
Who will bring us u fow good,
cotton rags? Must bo clean Gc
per pound will be paid.
Ernest A. Long, Circuit Court
Clerk, plnccs his record in the hands
of the peoplo for their approval,
being a candidate on the Democrat
ic ticket for re-election to that of
fice in the August primary. After
more than three years of sorvico,
Air. Long does not have to come be
fore the peoplo promising what he
WILL do, but can point with pride
to what ho HAS done, having only
to promise that he will maintain the
same high efficiency and, if possi
ble, make improvement.
It is a nmtter of general knowl
edge with all who have had busi
ness in tho circuit clerk's office,
that Mr. Long has mudo one of the
best officials that office has ever
find. Coupled with this ho Is cour
teous and obliging to the fullest
Mr. Long is about 30 years old, a
son of W. A. Long of Braggadocio.
He was born and raised in Pemiscot
county and Is thoroughly In sym
pathy with all the best Interests of
the county. And, having filled the
office but one term, his claim for
re-election should have tho thought
ful consideration of the voters, for
it is customary to reward such mer
if'tis Mr. Long has shown.
LUTESVILLE BANK ROBBED
ROBBERS ARE CAUGHT
Irish Cobblers and Early Ohios
garden seed at Buckleys'.
Read tho city ordinance that
orders you to keep your chickens
and geeso up.
Mnrblo Hill,, Mo. James Hana
hoo, 42, of St. Louis; Jesso Widman,
21,and Jerry Conley, 47, aro held in
Jail at Marblo Hill, charged with
blowing the -safe of the Bollinger
County Bank at Lutesvllle, Mo., at
2 o'clock last Saturday morning.
The men were captured by county
officers and a posse near Whitewater
after tho handcar, on which they
wore said to bo making their es
cape, broke down. They are report
ed to have confessed to H. A. Baker,
The trio entered tho bank and
blow tho hoavy door to Um vault,
according rto tho officers, but failed
to blow tho scrow-typo door protect
ing tho vault. Five dollars in pen
nies was taken from tho cash draw
ers and a bass drum was also stolen
One of tho trio had a bottle of high
explosive in his pocket when arrest
ed, the officers say.
Gcorgo Meredith of Jonosbor),
Arlc, an oxporlencod plumber , luu
recently located instills city and is
connected, with tho Leflor Hardware
store. Mr. Meredith Is a young
man, takes pride in his work and
has made a good showing on all
tho jobs he has finished.
SHIPS THAT PASS IN THE NIGHT
"Ships that pass in the night; and speak each other
Only a signal shown and a distant voice In the dark
ness; So on tho ocean of lifowe pass-ahd speak one another.
Only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a
(I have often said: I would rather have a tiny rose
bud pinned npon the lapel of my coat, while my body is
still instinct with life, while I can enjoy the rich fra
grance of its sweet perfume and revel in its charm and
beauty, than have my coffin covered with flowers when
my form is cold and still in death and when my spirit
has passed beyond the reach of hutaan ken and beyond
the call of human voices. And since we must pass on
to our distant ports let us, like ships, speak as we pass
in the night. It is in this spirit, not the spirit of self
laudation, that the following letter is published. Edi
tor The Missouri Herald.)
Caruthersville, Mo., April 10th, 1922.
Mr. C. S. York, Editor,
The Missouri Herald,
Dear Mr. York: For several weeks, upon reading
each issue of The Missouri .Herald, I have resolved to ex
press my appreciation of your return to journalism. You
kept your light under a bushel so long that friends out
side of your home town wondered where you had con
The good people of Hayti must pardon my regret that
you have started over where you began instead of where
you left off, for it is only human that we envy them the
best of the good things they have, no matter how well
supplied we may be with things of the same generic
Your tribute to the women of Hayti in particular and
to woman in general is characteristic of the well bred
'man of the South, who had no queen but his mother,
no princess but his sister and his sweetheart. This
homage still distinguishes the Southern gentleman the
same distinction that existed between cavalier and
round-head in the settlement of the country.
It will be well if those to whom you give Davy Croc
kett's advice shall heed it. The motto of John Doe of
our town is "git yourn while the gittin' is good." When
asked how it was to be made good to the public his re
ply was "let 'em go down in their jeans and make it
good." Whereupon the plaintiff rested.
Your description of the disgraceful occurrence
in the circuit court does no disoredit to any one con
cerned in it.
Your correspondent at Owl City should come out of
the brush and give us other verses, If he has more
even half so good as '1017-1818 they will make good
reading. Your whole paper is good reading. I want
it regularly; hence this dollar.
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CITY TAX BOOKS STOLEN
CITY CLERK'S DESK OPENED
City Tax Books for Three Years Taken From Clerk's Locked
Desk. Loss Will Not be Great.
HULL RAPS 6. 0. P.
"ALIBI" FOR FAILURES.
Democratic Leader Says Party Can
not Be Believed.
Oklahoma City. The Republi
can administration "has thus far
wholly failed to grasp the funda
mentals, both of post-war condltlnos
and remedles,"Cordell Hull, chair
man of the Democratic national
committee declared in Oklahoma
City last week, in tho first address
of a speaking tour which is to take
him to the Pacific coast.
"In a desperate effort to appease
popular indignation," the Democrat:
ic chairman declared, "the same co
terie of shifty Republican leaders,
who in 1920 were the cunning au
thosr of that long list of solemn
party promises of prosperity.cfficlent
government, and speedy tariff, ship
ping, tar and other legislation,
now offer themselves as witnesses
to prove an alibi for tho Republi
can panic of 1921-1922, and say
that the Democrats left such a mess
on their hands that the panic could
not be avoided.
"What right have these utterly
discredited old guard leaders whose
every promise to tho business man,
the farmer and the laborer in 1920
has been violated, now to offer
themselves as voluntary witnesses
in an effort again to mislead and
fool the people? Tested by every
moral standard, they are not en
titled to be believed, on any political
subject? ---' '- -
Mr. Hull contrasted employment,
agricultural and "business condi
tions in 1919-1920 with those of
1921-1922 in answer to the "mess"
"In order to be truthful and fair,"
he added, "it must be admitted that
in two important respects the Demo
crats did leave an awful 'mess' on
the hands of the admlnistration.viz:
The recalcitrant and Incompetent
Republican Congress of 1919-1920,
which has been even more incompe
tent under Harding. Tho Democrats
also bequeathed to tho Harding re
gime as a part of this 'mess the re
sults of more than two years of the
meanest, smallest and tho most in
famouB Republican politics ever
played by a set of leaders since
Aaron Burr plotted and Catallne
Tho chairman said that his vis
it was to bring about a better un
derstanding and cohesion between
the national and state organizations
and assorted- that tho Democratic
outlook Is "splendid," and told the
meeting tho moral effect of party
success or failure in Oklahoma
next fall would "bo tremendous In
Its bearing on tho national Demo
cratic situation In 1924. This,
ho explained, Is because Oklahoma
Is considered to be a normally Dem
ocratic stato .
Mr Hull declared that Democrat
ic success this year "is In tho hands
of tho Democrats themselves.' ' He
said it depended upon two things:
"First, on whothor Democratic of
ficials and individuals aro suffi
cleently Interested in our great par
ty cause to work harmoniously
and unselfishly as one person for a
real Democratic victory next No
"Second, on whether Democratic
men and womon will raako up their
minds as In tho old days, to devote
substantial timo and enorgy, and
somo substanco to -the work of se
lecting tho cleanest and ablest p'on
sons as candidates and of aiding in
their selection at the polls.
Tho chairman asserted that a
"party that 1b worth standing for
Is worth fighting for."
If tho person, or persons, who
took tho City tax books and de
linquent list from the desk of tho
City Clerk will return same no ques
tions will be asked and no prosecu
tions 'will be had. These books
may be left on the Clerk's desk.
These books will do no ono any
good, as duplicates thereof can be
made and the delinquent list ascer
tained from tho collector's stub
book. The loss of these books only
means extra work for the City Clerk
and Collector and expense to the
By order of tho Board of Alder
City tax books stolen!
Who Is the thief?
There are plenty of guesses.
Somo of tho guesses are doubtless
The "whys and the wherefores"
have all been gone over. The pro
cess of elimination has run its course.
But the "only absolute fact known
is that the books are gone.
The city council advises tho
"gentleman" who knows who got
the books to return them and ".no
questions will be asked." A fair of
fer. If this is ignored there Is going
to be strenuous and unrelenting :t-
fort to locate the guilty party. This
3ort of meaness will not blow over
It will not be forgotten in a day.
But the story of the theft? There
Is nonc-r-not yet - That will .prob
ably be told later.
The theft occurred Monday night,
as near as can be surmised. The
desk of the city clerk In the Key
stone building where the books were
kept was unlocked and the books
carried off. The thief had a key.
He knew where the books were kept.
But if he knew what he wanted them
for he knows more than anybody else
knows. They cannot benefit htm.
He can neither sell them nor eat
them, and there is no other way
that he can use them.
The discovery of the loss was
made Tuesday morning by the city
The books taken were the) tax
books for the years 1918-19-20. As
the notice from the councllmen
states, there is little possibility of
loss, but if the "gentleman(?)" who
took the books does not return them
ho will needlessly cause the city con
siderable expense in re-copying the
records of the tax lists. It will also
causo the city clerk cosldcrable
trouble, as ho will have the work to
Tho 1921 tax book was overlook
ed, as wero also duplicate records.
Only tho small amount of $140.17,
back taxes for the year 1919 will bo
jeopardized, and with considerable
difficulty even that can be traced.
This loss bring out the fact how
seriously the city needs a place of
safe-keeping of Its records and Us
books. It is a condition that should
bo remedied before a greater loss Is
Tho loss of tho books 1b In no way
duo to tho carelessness of tho city
clerk, for ho could do nothing morf
than kcop them locked in tho desk
provided for that purpose. At the
timo of tho loss, by ordor of tho coun
cil, tho city clerk was using the
books in making up tho 1921 tax list
but as said, most of tho lists were
ovorlookcd and there will bo but lit
tle if any delay in collecting tho
Churu3, crocks, Jara and flow
er pots, at Buckloys'
v This offlco can uso a few pounds
of clean, cotton rags. Five cents
per pound will ho paid for same.
Ribbon of almost any color or
width, at Buckleys'.
Tho hats and caps for the fire
men have arrived and been deliv
ered, and they aro now fixed to pro
tect themselves while engaged In
protecting property. This equip
ment was made possible by the co
operation 'of tho Chamber ot Com
merce and tho Civle League.
RAGS! RAGS! So .per pound
for a few pounds ot clean, cotton
rags, at this offlco.
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