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HAYTI, MISSOURI, FRIDAY,, AUGUST 25, .1922
TOM LEWIS AROUND THE WORLD
One of my pupils of the first school
I ever attempted to teach, Tom Lewi
has been spending some time with
me here In Long Beach, California,
und we were more than pleased to
have our old friend with us, and
especially so to hear of his many
trials, desperate chances and .narrow
escapes, which he experience in his
ndventursome trip, owing to his
mode of travel, around the world.
Of course, had it been anyone else
but Tom Lewis, I could have hardly
believed more than half the dca
old lifelong friend told me, but as 1
have before aaid, knowing him as I
have from early childhood, I did not
dare dispute or evan question a sin
gle word of his statement.
Taking the ship, as he says, at
New York, and sailing for Europe,
his first object was to visit and in
spect the great battlefields of Franci
and Belgium, over which his noble
sons had fought so many hard bat
tles during the World War; and in
order to get a thorough knowledge
of the situation he proposed to cover
also on foot.
Many and many a night, Tom says,
that part of the trip all alone "and
he hung his coat and vsst on the
legs of some German,' sticking
straight up out of the ground liki i
a stump, piled his pack sack on the
ground for a pillow upon which to
lay his head, and had lain and slept
as sound as if there never had been
a cannon lired on the ground, dream
ing the sweet dreams of his boyhood
dayB, while the air above him
was filled with the ghosts of dead
German soldiers the American boy
had laid to rest. Of course he
spoke lightly of the side trips he had
taken to London, Paris, Rome and
many other places of minor impor
tance, mentioning, of course, anions
them, that he had never felt quite
satisfied about the description given
by Theodore Roosevelt of the jungle.
of Africa, so he decided to inspect
that region also while on his jour
ney; and in order to get a thorough
knowledge of that part of the coun
try, he decided to make that portion
of his trip also by foot. From his
personal experience he says Roose
velt never exaggerated a single thirg
or even began to touch actual facts'
as they exist. In fact, he says he
doesn't believe that Roosevelt ever
touched or came anywhere near the
real wilds of Africa. He says in
the portion of the jungles that he
visited the forest was so dense and
the timber so large that you could
hardly stick a butcher knife between
the large trees, and that the under
brush and bamboo was so thick that
you would have to cut your way
through it with a jack knife. He
says it took him three weeks to cut
his way thirty-seven feet through
those jungles, and in all that time
being burroundefl by tho most
vicious species of the wild beast of
the forest, the most dangerous rep
tiles of the earth and every specie
of the fowls of the air, and with his
jack knifo as his only weapon of de
fense. Yet .he says he came out
without a scratch even from a bam
boo briar. How he ever succeeded
so miraculously, he says, he cannot
understand, unless It was through
his kind-hearted disposition.
Tom says nature has arranged
everything most wonderfully if only
the human being would not inter
fere' with it. He says the great rep
tiles of Africa, many, many feet In
diameter and miles, in length, would
lay perfectly still and let you crawl
over them or walk around them, but
when you begin to cut your way
through them with the jack knife,
trouble will start at once. Ho says,
too, that even the sand of the great
Sahara desert would soon cut a hole
In tho toes of your shoes to let
Itself out at the toes as fast as H
pours In over the tops, thereby re
lieving you of pulling off your shoes
to get the sand out, if you would
only let nature have its wuy.
Tom says ho thought ho would In-
- terfere and settle tho trouble in
Russia while ho was over there, hut
he soon found that to be no one-man
job nd gavo It up. He says ho was
offered fifty thousand dollars a week
to go on the Btage as an actor while
ho was In London, Paris and Rome,
but felt too much Interested In his
homo affairs In Braggadocio to, ac
cept such a position. He says he la
now, or-Boon will bo, on his last lap
for Braggadocio, and when he
roaches the highest peak of thr
Hayti High School Opens September 4th
A High School education is for the
one who applies himself diligently,
not for the loafer or the parasite,
but those who wish to achieve suc
cess in Its fullest measure.
To the Eighth Grade Graduate:
We extend a hearty welcome. Wc
shall be glad to have you come and
be with us. We promise you :i year
of real pleasure In the educational
pursuit of life, a year that will give
you much profit, If you do your part.
Parents, are you aware of the
fact that a High School education ip
imperative to the boy or girl? Dc
you know that it means a fuller life?
A High School education increases
opportunities, because about the
first question one is asked these days
when applying for a position is:
"Have you a High School educa
tion?" To study any profession, the
individual must have four years of
High School work to be admitted to
the higher work. The time hat
passed when the child can neglect
his education and go through life
succssfully. No boy or girl should
have their usefulness, compensation
and influence limited because of lit
tle scholastic training. Think this
over carefully and consider the High
School your boy or girl should at
tend. We offer a school where
everything Is strictly business a
school where you can send your chil
dren and know that they will be un
der teachers who have their interest
at heart; with teachers who will
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should tsach you an economic and a
cultural value. Statisticians have
figured that each day spent In school
is worth $10.00 a day to pupil. The
World War helped us to realize the
value of an education.
We have an old slogan which says.
"In time of peace prepare for war. '
Your slogan should be, "In youth
get an education and prepare for
To go forth and learn the work of
the world, to appreciate the great
ness of others and come in contact
with the leaders of the present in
all the walks of life, and to be pos
sessed with enthusiasm and co-operation
for the things which are for
the good of the common end. To
learn the manners from students
who attain the highest ideals. This
is the road afour-year High School
course opens for you.
HIGH SCHOOL FACULTY
ORVELL E. HOOKER, Superinttndent Agriculture, Sociology
and Economics. .
MARY E. WELLS, Principal English and History.
KATHERINE McHANEY, Latin and History.
K. V. PROPST, Manual Training and Mathematics.
look after their moral welfare a in order to develop their individual
well as the mental. If you aend Ity to the greatest capacity. To get
your child, we want co-operation inJ
every way; without it a school can
not do the highest grade of work.
We promise you a first-class High
Young people should go to school
TOM BROOKS HOME AGAIN.
Leachville Star: Tom Brooks, now
of California, but formerly a well
known popular merchant and promi
nent citizen of Dell, was here Tues
day prospecting with a view of lo
cating here and going into business.
Mr. Brooks spent a whole day
here, going over Leachville section,
viewing the developments and the
growing crops, and he told us he saw
the finest cotton he ever saw in his
life. He was especially pleased with
Leachville and stated it had the ap
pearance of being a progressive little
The Star believes it will be able
to announce the fact in the next 80
days that Mr. Brooks is a citizen ot
Leachville, for he is disgusted with
California and is coming back tc
Arkansas and Mississippi county,
"the country God did not forget."
Everybody here who knew Tom
Brooks at Dell will rejoice to know
he is coining back to be one of us.
Genuine oak lawn swings, well
bolted and re-inforced; the kind that
will stand hard use. We put them
up for you. Lefler Hardware Co.,
Billle Nethery, local manager ol
the East Arkansas Lumber Co., is
on the jump every day, Monday clos
ing two contracts for furnishing the
materials for new negro school build
ing at Pascola, and a new bungalo
residence to be erected by a promi
nent citizen at Braggadocio.
The Methodist Ladies Aid will
serve a fried chicken dinner on the
Methodist church lawn Thursday,
August 31, from 0:00 to 8:00 p. m.
Mr. and Mrs. Win. Vn.icll are the
proud parents of twin girls. Mother
and babies are getting aloug nicely.
Rocky Mountains he intends to see
if ho can possibly locate that big
cottonwood tree in the middle of the
road there In front of his house with
his ten-cent field glass, purchased
here in Long Beach, and if so, he in
tends to strike a bee-line for It an!
docs not intend to be interrupted or
sidetracked by Jim Reed or any other
mugwump politician. He says when
he is dead he wants as his epitaph:
"Here Lies the Master Mind of Ho
boes." Well, there is no question but
what Tom LowIb Is In a class by
himself, a character of his own,
and fashions after no one.
H. P. COLEMAN.
Long Beach, California,
LOCAL AND PERSONAL NEWS
Rev. E Salter, Secretary of tin
Manitobia Bible Society, Winnipeg,
Canada, unexpectedly dropped in at
the Baptist church here last Sunday
evening and, at the request of tht
pastor, filled, the pulpit on that occa
sion. Those who were so fortunate
as to be present say they heard the
ablest sermon from the scriptural
standpoint they had heard for some
time. Rev. Salter with his wife was
returning from the South, having
been making an automobile tour ot
the country during the past thirty
days or more.
The biggest stock of ribbons al
ways to be found at Buckleys'. Tlr
new things appear here first.
B. F. Allen, Arthur Allen, F M
Perkins and Mrs. C. S. York attend
ed a meeting of the Democratic
County Central Committee at Ca
ruthersville Monday afternoon, all
going over In the Allen car.
Screen wire, poultry netting.
Lefler Hardware Co., Hayti tf
Vest Lawrence, a Frisco employe
of this place, left Monday for St.
Louis, where ho entered the Frisco
hospital for paralytic complications.
Lee Ross of Pascola visited rela
tives and friends here last Saturday
and Sunday. He was the guest of
D. D. Harbert.
their share of life and at the same
time give to society its part of pro
gress. To learn responsibility to so
ciety. The four years you spend in a
High School is not merely prepara
tion for life, it is life, itself. It
To Prospective Teachers and Those
Who Have Taught:
Finish your High School work as
soon as possible. The requirements
are becoming more stringent every
year. No one can secure a certificate
better than the third grade without
four years of High School work, and
the time is near at hand when no
certificate o any kind will be grant
ed without four yeais of High School
work. The public h.is corne to re
alize that young A.mericans must not
be trained by teachers with meager
education and laws and require
ments have'been enacted accordingly
. ORVELL E. HOOKER,
HIGHWAY CONTRACTS AWARDED
Konnett, August 23. The con
tracts for the construction of twr.
highways, No. 183-C at $170,685.77
and No. 1S3-B at $75,002.93, have
been awarded to W. A. Leach of Pop
lar Bluff.- The projects will cover
more than fourteen miles of higli:
way in the county and will form a
complete hard road from Kennett to
the county line, north of Maiden,
running through the town of White
Oak, Holcomb, Clarkton and Maiden.
An old friend back. One dol
lar underwear, heavy ribbed and
fleeced, at Buckleys'.
'Billle Nethery, manager of the
East Arkansas Lumber Company
and T. A. McNail, cashier of the
Bank of Hayti, visited friends and
relatives Saturday and Sunday lit
Newbern and Yorkville, Tenn.
Coleman lamps and mantles.
Lefler Hardware Co., Hayti. tf
Miss Volla Matheny of Campbell,
teacher in High School in this city
last year, visited friends here several
days last week.
"BB" Overalls are the best; at
Rev. A. B. Culbertson was called
to Micola Wednesday of this week
to officiate at the funeral of Walter
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SLEEP, BABY, SLEEP!
At 8:20 o'clock Sunday evening,
August 20, 1922, the spirit of
William Thomas Smith, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas Smith, aged 19
months and six days, while yet in
infancy, took its flight from the va
rying vicissitudes of mortal life,
soaring aloft to the land of eternal
day, unmarred by mundane care, to
enter Eternity's Eden, the highest
heritage of the soul.
Funeral services were conducted
by Rev. A. B. Culbertson Monday af
ternoon at Woodlawn cemetery, and
there the little body interred and
the newly-made grave covered with
a bank of flowers, the tribute of
many loving friends.
Unto youth, even babyhood, is
given the fullness of joy and the
glory of this life, and unto the elect
of the eternal life is given the full
ness of this youth's reward. Whoso
ever passes from youth to youth
must indeed be blessed, since he
averts tho travail, the tears and the
agonies that are the inheritance of
the flesh. We would not grieve at
I the earthly good fortune of one
bound by ties oE tovs to us; so "w
should not sorrow when unending
benevolence Is bestowed upon our in
nocent loved ones borne by angels
to the garden of God's eternal care:
Truly, it is painful to so suddenly
tear asunder the heart strings, as
was so in the taking away of little
Billle, but the pain is of humanity
and not of the spirit. Wo should
not forget the future state of inno
cence transcends our highest imagination.
Sleep, baby, sleep.
When the day beam dies in crim
son and gold of the evening skies,
when tho South winds whisper low
and sweet, when tho starlight comes
with its silvery feet, when night
brings rest to the homes of men
somotlmo, in tho Beautiful Islo of
Somewhere, you shall meet little
Sleep, baby, sleep.
Corporal Amps Riles is home on' a
furlough. Going bade Saturday?
Saya he doesn't know wnon the war ,
will be over.
Amps Is a member df Cot "C,"
140th Infantry ot the Missouri State
Guards. This company is now lo
cated at Moberly and has been for
sometime. He has no idea, he says,
when they will be relieved of their
present duties. Soon, he hopes. Not,
that the boys are faring badly. On
that score none have cause for com
plaint. Having been on duty now
for a month or more, all have settled"
down to regular army life.
A great many interesting things
have happened, Amps says. ' In fact,
if it was not for these interesting
happenings, the boys would get
"homesick." Some of them are,
Amps gave this office a brief call,
and had many interesting things to
tell us, but our space this week is
too limited to undertake to print a
tenth he said. One thing he was
particular about he, desired to have
it understood that all the boys ap
preciated o"ur sending them copies
of The Missouri Herald. For that
the boys are welcome. -No thanks are
We used to think Amps was in
clined, at times, to be a little
"windy." We no longer think so.
Amps Is one of the "Pea Ridge" Re
publicans, formerly of Tennessee,
which, for ten years, he has mixed
with local Democracy of the West,
which means that in politics he is a
cross between a Studebaker wagon
and a ground-slide. Amps has es
tablished with us an iron-clad repu
tation for truth and veracity. Be
fore the primary, he told all the
Long Democrats they would wind
up their enthusiasm by voting for
Reed. Amps didn't lie. And If he
wouldn't lie about politics, his word
is good in all other matters until
Amps says the hasn't been but
one casuality. Corporal Harold Pop
ham killed a "scab." The corpgral
was on guard. The night was dark
dark as a stack of black cats on
dark of moon at midnight. The cor
poral heard a stick pop. He called
"halt!" No halt." His orders were
to shoot, upon such a contingency.
He bored a hole through the night.
Soon the whole camp was in arms.
Excitement ran high. The enemy
had arrived. The first gun fired.
The battle was on in earnest. Offi
cers ran helter-skelter, shouting or
ders. Orders were sent out for re
inforcements. The heavy artillery
was ordered made ready. When
but at this point someone reported
that the entire forces of the enemy
had been annihilated by the cor
poral's one shot. Just a stray dog.
And a beef bone. That told the
Before another assault Amps hope
to get hack, that he may bear his
part in the bloodshed.
So far, Corporal Riles says, the
citizens of Moberly have treated the
boys royally. And the members of
the Union have done likewise. If
stray dogs will stay out of camp in
the night time, the corporal says he
does not look for further bloodshed.
Perfection ell stoves, the kiwi
that gives tho least trouble and the
most satisfaction. Wo put them in
tho kitchen for you. Lefler Hard
ware Co., Hayti. tf
Rev. K, V. Propst is at Bardstown,
Ark,, this week, holding a series of
meetings for the membership of that
vicinity, also for Whitton, French'
man's Bayou and Joiner,
Fried Chicken! Who doesn't
like it? Como out and enjoy this
dish on the Methodist church lawn
Thursday evening, August 31.
First of all, we announce that va
cation for this church Is over. Both
morning and evening hours of wor
ship will bo held Sunday.
Sunday school, O. B. Davis, super
intendent, 10:00 a. m.
Wo hope to bo ready with an
nouncement of reorganization of
Sunday school Sunday morning.
Some change in teaching force and
adjustment of classes.
Mr. Culbortson'B subject will bo:
"Pilgrims and Strangers." You will
want to hear this.
In the evening at 8 o'clock the
Presiding Elder will preach and
bold tho 4th quarterly conference,
Officers for the coming year will
be elected. Reports from all organi
zations aro due.
Remember September for rally
Tho extra wide outings at the
price of the narrow, at .Buckleys.
L. L. Lefler and W. T Nethery at
tended to business matters in Mem
phis, Tenn. i a tew days this week,
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