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HAYTI, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1922
Big Farm Bureau Celebration at Cape
The Farm Bureau has been In -lstence
in Missouri for ten years. It
started at Cape Girardeau, and has
grown until we now have sixty-four
Farm Bureau oigunizations in ths
state. This organization celebrated
last week by having a home-coming
with all of the county Farm Bureaur
represented. One of the largest
parades ever pulled off in the State ot
Missouri, was piled off on that day
More than one hundred floats repre
sented the. various phases of work
More than one hundred Iloats repre
sented as an infant and was pushed
over the streets in a baby carriage
The Farm Bureau of today was dress
ed us on a huge truck showing an
enormous growth in the ten years
Different phases of the work were il
lustrated by these floats. A great
portion of the farmers of that section,
and quite a number from other sec
tions of the state, stood for about an
hour and twenty minutes to watch
the parade go by.
The float from Pemiscot County re
presented the work of the Alfalfa
Growers' Association. We had a
large banner with the words "Pemis
cot County Alfalfa Growers' Associa
tion" on it. Then we had another
banner showing the straight road and
the crooked road, representing the
old and the new way of marketing.
We had a placard stating that the
Pemiscot County Alfalfa Growers'
Association had marketed 140 car
loads of corn since January 1, 1922.
On another placard we had, that this
same organization had marketed 100
carloads of hay in the same period.
Some of the farmers froqi this
county drove up to see this parade,
and hear Mr. Howard, president of
the American Farm Bureau, speak.
Among these farmers were:
H. M. Whitener and family of Ty
Ir, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cain, Mr. and
Mrs. J. C. Hudspeth, Judge Evan T
Criddle, and County Extension Agent
M. D. Amburgey, and family.
BAIT THAT BUILDS BUSINESS
Mr. Business Man, you are entirely
out of reason if you complain of poor
business before employing the great
est of all elizirs t rvive, build and
boost your business a sensible news
paper advertising campaign.
What would be your opinion of r
man so foolish to go fishing without
bait, and then return home with the
complaint that fishing was simply
bum not a doggone nibble?
Just as much sense and reason to
the fisherman's complaint as in that
of the non-udvertiser, except that
the fisherman attempted to entice th
fish with a baitless hook, while the
non-advertiser has his shelves laded
with enticing bait but fails to let the
buyers know of the fact by castin
a few lines In his local newspaper,
the great brook ot Information thru
which those of the buying public
eagerly swarm regularly each week
ready and willing to claim the olfer
ings that seem the best and most suit
able to their needs.
Don't expect results without th
ffee and judMous use of bait. As i
the proper kind of bait, the good fish
erman may have to use several brands
ii nil he finds tlio one that brings best
jesults, then lie is not stingy in put
ting plenty of It on tho lfook. For
the merchant there are ulso numerous
fine baits for enticing trade and n'
juvenating dull business, but they
must all bo applied in conjunction
with liberal newspaper advertising,
therwise they prove as ineffective w
the unbuitcd fisherman's hook.
Don't groan about poor business
Make your business "bigger and bet
ter than over" by going after It
strong, employing tho best possible
nad only sure mothod, ADVERTISING
Wo find in the Kansas City Star
this modern treatment C the New
Madrid earthquake, which is usual
ly described to us in terms of 1S1L:
"The -quake was not only a big event
locally, but shook up a very consid
erable part of the entire continent
and placed the name New Madrid
in the scientific chronicles of the
world. It was the longest in dura
tion and the most rmarkable In It's
geological and topographical distur
bances of any earthquake ever re
corded on this side of the water."
"Though 11 years have elapsed
since the pioneers of the wilderness
of Southeast Missouri were terrorized
and dispersed by this epochal cata
clysm, historic and scintific Interest
in the event has rather increased
than abated with the lapse of time
and in recent years Missouri's big
earthquake has acquired consider
able evidential importance among
scientists as a corroboration of the
latest and now most generally ac
cepted theory as to the origin ot
quakes: the earth-creeping theory.
This theory, propounded by Dr. Law
son of the University of California,
is, in brief, that earthquakes are not
due to volcanic or local structural
disturbances, but are brought about
by the fact that the entire crust of
the earth, by reason of the fact that
the poles do not run true to the
earth's axis, is continually engaged
in a warping, creeping process north
ward. The north pole describes a
circle of about 60 feet every time the
earth revolves upon its axis a de
viation that sets the soil and the
rocks and even the mountains and
the valleys in a slow, imperceptible,
but steady, motion northward. When
this crowding process reaches a cer
tain point of extreme tension some
thing has to give way, and th result
is a tearing open of the earth's crust
and a consequent lateral movement
which the scientist calls an elastic
rebound, and the man in the street
BLUE SIMMONS SHOT FRIDAY NIGHT
BY FRISCO GUARD: IN HOSPITAL
"Blue" Simmons, ay oung man living with his father, a ten
ant on the Tecklenburg farm near Pascola, was shot and ser
iously injured last Friday night in the railroad yards by Chas.
Clay well of Caruthersville, a guard for the Frisco, who, we are
informed, were accompanied by Detective Scott Carey, Mack
Stubblefield and Frank Harris, were obtained by the Frisco to
guard cars on the freight tracks.
For some time, cars have been broken into and much mer
chandise has disappeared, and now being the watermelon sea
son, and the railroad company taking precaution to guard them
from theft, they had obtained officers to guard them.
We are informed that "Blue" Simmons, accompanied by other
youths from Pascola had obtained a hand car and come to town
that night to attend the dance north of town, and after arriving,
in the yards, they spiedacarload of melons, Simmons crawling
in one end of the car and handing out two melons to his friends.
Right here the guards ordered that , :
hands go up, the boys running, Cha. XRAJN HORROR ARGUMENT
FOR AUTOMATIC CONTROI
Turn that extra plcco of not
needed furniture into cash. Somo
body may ' want it. A Horald ad
will do It.
H. D, Wells and wife returned
Monday from a ten days visit in St.
Louis. While (here, Dawson in
forms us, he never missed a big lea
Watch tho now premium win
dow, at Buckleys.
I. It Is a pity thut some men get
a college training without getting an
II. To get to the top, start at the
bottom, but be sure the bottom has u
III. It is not always politeness
that prompts a man to let a lady
board a street car first.
IV. In an argument between two
women, the fastest talker wins.
V. Talk is so cheap that you can
now buy a phonograph for $5.
VI. It's a funny thing that the
bride never gets the best man.
VII. Some men have no bad ha
bits and not much else.
wirthlessness of his possessions un
VIII. A man never realizes the
til he tries to pawn or sell them.
IX. Wise men change their minds
now and then, but fools have one tc
X. If wishes were automobiles,
you'd never see anybody walking.
XI. There's usually a "hitch". to
XII.' The man who blows his own
horn usually stays at the little end.
Claywell Cred, using a shotgun load
ed with No. 7 shot, we understand,
shots taking effect in the back of j Washington, D. C When the In
Simmons, so numrous that It was ne-, terstate Commerce Commission or
cessary to send to a hospital at Mem-, nere(L tnc leading railroads of the
phis, Tenn., where he is slowly re-'united States to equip their lines
covering. One of the other boys ' wItn automatic train control there
the son of Jack Edwards of this city j was nn immediate protest from the
was arrested the next day and lodg-, chief engineers and officials of many
ed in the county jail, but was re-' moCpanies, who contended that auto
leased this week, bond being ma'dej matjc stops nnd other controlling de
vices were not yet perfected to the
point where their universal adop
tion was practical.
The recent horror in Missouri, in
which an engineer and thirty-five
others lost lives because of the engi
neer's failure to see or to heed a red
light block signal has renewed the
public applause which followed the
far-reaching order of the Interstate
Speaking of this, the inventor ot
one system of train control said:
"The claim that the systems of con-
NIGGER WOMEN AND EFFICIENCY
by his father.
Several versions of the shooting
are told, some of the railroad men
laying a grat deal of the blame on
the guards, and who say that after
the shooting no attempt was made
by thm to care for the victim, ar
they called the boys. The boys, w
are informed, say they had just come
in town and was preparing to make
their way around a freight car so ag
to leave for the dance, when they
fired upon. The versions vary so
much we are unable to give the cor
rect details, but it remains the fact
years of age, was almost "knocked
off" on account of two 15c melons.
Shots from the gun penetrated thru
the back entering towards the chest,
although, they are not likely to cause
"Blue" Simmons is of a good fam
ily, and bears a fairly good reputa
tion. It would seem to the onlooker
that Investigation should be made
and that those responsible should be
dealt with accordingly. It seem?
tjol. in existence have not been per-
that one youth, a lad of some sixteeifj fe'cted is no argument against their
adoption. The airbrake is not yet
perfected. The steam engine, which
hauls the train, is not yet perfected.
The construction of tracks and cars
is not yet perfected. All these fun
damental pieces of equipment of rail
road trains have been used and im
proved as they were used. To say
we must wait for automatic train
control until is it 'perfected' is mere
ly an euphemistic way of saying
'don't let's spend the money until we
have to.' It will cost much money
that the value of human life is not t0 eaulp ranroads with good systems
taken as a serious matter. of automatic control. So did It
- cost money to straighten tracks, tc
Perfection oil stoves, the kld build line stations, install block sys
that gives the least trouble and the terns, and use heavy steel rails. What
most satisfaction. We put them in ' ever it costs, it is worth it; if the In
the kitchen for you. Leiler Hard-' terstate Commerce Commission will
MRS JOHN SPENCER DEAD
Tho many friends of Mrs. John
Spencer, a resident of Paragould,
Ark., will bo grieved to learn of her
death, after nn extended illness.
Mrs. Spencer has a number of re
latives Hi this city, and w.as quite
well known among the older people
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Spencer, W. E.
Gotcher and wife, Chas. Sponcor and
Mrs. Lizzie Wallis wero present at
tho deceased bedside.
Sho died Monday afternoon.
BARGAIN FOR SALE
My two houses and lots just west
of Frisch main line, in Hayti, Mo
for sale cheap; part cash and balance
on tonus. ' Price 000. ' Address
Box 41, route 1, New Madrid, Mo.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Golden and lit
tle duughlor left tho latter part of
last week for a few days visit with
Mrs. Guidon's parents at Rector, Ark.
Have you seen that JOc ging
ham? The very thing for w rappers,
W. H. Ellis and wife, accompan
ied by Miss Lillian Elllston motored
to Senath Monday,
ware Co., Hayti.
tf stick by its order, the railroads must
comply, and the whole country will
benefit, even if the expenditure
should which it won't
Miss Katherine McHaney of Ken
nett was here Thursday of last weel
visiting friends. Miss McHaney j temporarily decrease railroad divi-
taught hero last term, and as a tri
bute to herproflciency she was re
elected by the board of education and
will teach here again this term.
A few more sets of that
silvenvare, at Buckleys.
Screen wire, poultry netting,
Lefler Hardware Co., Hayti tf
Mrs. Dulcie Cromeenes was visit
ing friends in St. Louis last Satur- It is likely they
day and Sunday.
Tom Teaster and wife of Tennes
see are here visiting tho former's
brother, P. E. Teaster, and family
will locate here
The Missouri Herald
And get the best. It gives all the news fit to
print, and prints it while it is fresh, not after
it becomes soured and stale. The Missouri
.Herald is not published by a "ring of office
seekers." It doesn't try to carry "water on
both shoulders." It says what it thinks, and
tries to always think right. It is loyal to the
man who earns his bread by honest labor, but
an unrelenting foe to crooks and cheats. If
you like this kind of a paper why not join our
army of readers? We are human and like to
be encouraged and the more readers we have
the more good we can accomplish.,
The Missouri Herald
In last week's issue of the 'Spasm'
appeared this: "The Old' Crowd
won In Tuesday's election, but the
respectable ladles will see to its de
feat fn November." Just what the
Spasm means by "respectable ladles"
we do not know. Perhurs it refers
to the one thousand or more nigger
wenches, from lfi years of age up,
that voted against and defeated the
Democratic nominees in this county
in 1920. If the Spasm does :.o re
fer to these who does it refettq? it
it refers to females of the white nee
we are inclined to think that there
will be just as many "respectable
ladies" voting the Democratic ticket
this fall as any other ticket. Wc
feel that respectable ladies will take
great pleasure in voting for such
competent and efficient officers a
John W. Green, Ernest A. Long, Par-'
ker Kersey, Frank Baird, B. B. San
ders, Hans E. Doerner, Shelley I.
Stiles, and other accomplished gen
tlemen whose names will npM.nr on
the Democratic ticket. In a white
man's country, like this vill con
tinue to be, we take much pride as a
Democrat in calling the attention ot
white women to the list of candidates
appearing on the Democratic ticket
and to curt comparison with the list
of names appearing on any other tick
et in this county. If we can sense
public opinion correctly this county,
state ad nation is "fed up" on Re
publicanism, and we feel that n great
many of the respectable ladies will
very emphatically register that fact
at the polls in November. Renubsl
cans, expressing hope of victory this
fall, remind one of the boy whistling
whil passing a grave yard They
strive to keep up courage while hang
ing their only hope of success upon
the nigger vote, which may be very
light this fair. Discontent with Re
publican rule is not confined to tin
white people, and a Democratic tlda
wave is likely, to sweep the Republi
cans into the sea of abllvion, am'il
weeping, wailing and gnashing of
teeth, as they see the pie counter
vanish from sight. In presenting
their claims for the people's votes the
Republicans can not point to a re
cord of accomplishments, neither enn
they present any new promises of
what they will do if successful at
the polls. They promised every
thing in 1920 that they thought
would catch a vote, and those pro
mises remain unfulfilled, and we ar
sure they haven't the nerve to repeat
those promises. They have been in
absolute control of the governmen'
and we can conceive of only one pro
mise they can make, and that to th'
millionaire class; tat if successfu
this fall they will continue to run
the country for the exclusive benefl
of the plutocrats. Caruthersvillr
The voting of nigger wenches and
Republican inefficiency go hand in
hand, brother. But that is the rea
son why they depend upon the niggei
vote to elect them, not having the
record of fair dealing and efficiency
to carry to the people.
Look at the present county court
of this county, if you want a fair and
good example of inefficiency, the two
Republican members of that court.
They have repeatedly stated at was
a matter of brass tacks, dollars and
cents, If you please, when It cam? to
the paying out of funds of the coun
ty. That has been evidenced time
and againf The two Republican
members of the court have become so
efficient that it is necessary to em
ploy a lawyer to bring mandamus
proceedings against the county court
in order to collect a just and honest
debt contracted by tho "court" it
self.' Thut printing of the neces
snry poll books and officers of'elec
tion supplies. They by a court or
der accepted a bid for these supplies
at $30.10 under tho price of that of
fered by tho city printers, and after
using them, each Republican mem
bor of that court being a candidate,
havo now refused to pay for the
work ordored by thorn, and from
which both benefitted. In doing
this It hus ben necessary to bring
suit against tho county to collect,
adding additional cost to the pocket
hook of tle taxpayers.
But, ignorant niggers are partly
responsible for the state of affairs,
Genuine oak lawn swings, woll
bolted and ro-inforced; the kind that
will stand hard use. We put them
up for you. Lefler Hardwaro Co.,
Mrs. John T. Buckley' and son.
Blair, and wife, left Monday in their
ear for Lamar, Ark., whero Mrs.
Buckley will stay a few weeks to vis
it hor mother, Mrs. J. G. Blair, who
is failing in health. Mr. and Mrs.
Blair Buckley will motor further,
topping at Eureka Springs or Hot
Springs, Ark., where they will spond
a week or more,
Miss Josephine Van Cl'ovo of Ca
rutheravlllo visaed relatives and
friends in Hayti the lutter part of
last week. '
Another 25c aluminum Varo sale
soon. Watch tho windows., nt BucU-
Wlllard'Ray was attending to busi
ness matters lu St. Louis last week.
The Democratic Central Committee
for the Fourteenth Congressional Dis
trict, composed of one or more dele
gates from each of the counties com
prising this district met at Poplar
Bluff Tuesday and enacted the plat
form that will in all or in part be
some of the platform of the Democra
tic party that will be made by the
Democrats of the stats In the near
future. Everett Reeves, of Caruth
ersville was the delegate from this
county, and was in attndance.
The following are a part of the
proceedings of te committee:
The committee unanimously pass
ed a resolution which was introduc
ed by Everett Reeves, the Pemiscot
county delegate, endorsing and com
mending the principles and policies
of the Democratic party, as set forth
in our fttate and National platforms
ot 1920, and especially felicitated
the Democracy upon its many unpre
cedented accomplishments both in
peace and in war under the leader
ship of Woodrow Wilson. The reso
lution further condemned the action
of the Republican Congress during
the last two years of President Wil-r
son's administration in its obstruc
tive tactics in opposition to the Presi
dent's efforts to restore world pace
and re-establish our foreign trade,
and to re-adjust and rehabilitate our
economic conditions growing' out of
the war, and further condemned the
present Republican administration
for its utter failure to do anything
to- remedy the financial depression
and industrial chaos into which it
has permitted the country to drift.
The resolution further condemned
the expensive and. inefficient admin
istration of our State Government by
Governor Hyde and the action of the
Republican party in foistering upon
the people ot thiB State exorbitant
taxes. The resolution further urg
ed all Democrats to SUPPORT each
and ALL the Democratic nominees
selected in the primary.
For the ensuing two years the com
mittee selected the following officers
of th committee:
Harry C. Blanton, Sikeston, as
Mrs. C. A. Stewart, Charleston, as
R. F. Baynes, Parma, as Secretary.
Edgar Allen, Kennett, as Trasurer.
The committee appointed the fol
lowing as members of the State Com
mittee from the Fourteenth District:
Everett Reeves, Caruthersville.
Sam M. Phillips, Poplar Bluff.
The committee also appointed on
the State Women's Democratic Com
mittee, the following:
Mrs. Clyde Walker, Mountain View
Mrs. Carl Abblngtou, Poplar Bluff.
All in all the meeting was a very
enthusiastic and harmonious, one,
and it was the consensus of opinion
that we would "lick the Republicans
Tils fall to a frazzle."
Mr. Reeves was elected unanimous
ly as a member of the State Commit
tee, but wo are informed there was
a considerable contest between Sam
M. Phillips of Poplar Bluff and Doc
Brydon, editor of the Bloomfield Vin
dicator, for the other place on the
State Committee, Phillips being suc
cessful. In the selection of these gentlemen
we believe tho Democrats have made
a wise one, especially do wo know
they have done so In 'that of "Mr.
Reeves, of this county.
Coleman lamps and mantles,
Lefler Hardware Co., Hayti. f
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