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HAYTI, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1922
The sweet potato storage house
no Caruthersvlllc will be, opened
Monday, October 16. We want the
fanners to bring In their potnotes so
that, one of the rooms can be fired
iyid the curing process started with
in ten days from that date.
Tha house will be run on very
much the same plan that tt was fun
lust year. The storage charges will
be 20 cents per bushel, and the po
tatoes will be stored for the season
in case the farmer wants tb leave
them there that long. There will
be a few changes for the accommo
dation of the farmers. One is that
every farmer will be permitted to
weigh his potatoes into the house
and will pay stoiyge on 55 pounds
instead of on the box as he did last
year. Another change will be in
tho care of the potatoes received.
If'tlie farmers bring potatoes to the
storage house that have not been
pioperly handled the management
will refuse to accept them for stor
age. Last year was a year of ex
periment and those who stored pota
toes realize that they cannot be
kept if they are not delivered to the
house in proper shape. We would
not advise any farmer to bring po
tatoes to the house that have been
skinned, bruised, cut or handled
roughly in any way. It is not like
ly that jumbo potatoes will pay for
storage unless you are able to use
them yourself. Also the seed that
are stored should be of good size.
Last year there were entirely too
many strings brought to the potato
house for storage.
A few simple rules for handling
your potatoes should be observed.
First, dig them carefully, make sure
that no bruised or cut potatoes are
placed in the boxes that you bring
to store. Second, assort the pota
toes Into at least three groups. The
first group sould contain the po
tatoes that are more than 3 l2
inches in diameter. That is the
jumbo potato. The No. 1 should be
placed in the next group and should
be from 1 34 to 3 12 inches in di
ameter. Then the seed potatoes
are the smaller ones. The way to
handle these potatoes is to have
boxes In the field in which you
couhl place of these different grades
as you pick them up. Use one box
for jumbos, another for No. 1, and
another for seed. Place these
boxes that are for storage on the
wagon and haul them carefully to
the potato house and store them. Do
not hold your potatoes in the patch
or at home for more than ten days
after you dig them. We positively
cannot keep potatoes that have been
held for a month or more before
they have been sent to the potato
If anyone is in doubt about the
keeping of potatoes, we Invite you
to inspect a box that is now on dis
play at the County Fair, showing
some 1921 crop thut is still in good
sound condition. These potatoes
were properly handled and have
kept until this date.
If there is further information de
sired by any person, they should get
in t?uch with tho County Ext.
Agent. This house Will be of service
to the farmers who have only a few
potatoes that they wish to store to
home consumption. Tho manage
ment urges the farmers to bring
their potatoes In so that they can
be btored and given out to them as
they need them.
CAPE GIRARDEAU POLICE
CHIEF KILLED BY YOUTH
Officer's Companion Then Kills
Slayer, Who Had Escaped From
Cape Girardeau, Mo., Oct. 7.
Jeif Hutson, chief of Cape Girar
deau police, was shot to death today
by Willie Williford when he enter
ed the young man's home to arrest
him. Patrolman Curtis Childs, who
accompanied the chief, returned the
fire and Williford fell, dying almost
Williford had been bought by the
police since his escape from Sheriff
William Drowning on the way to
the Missouri Reformatory, to which
Williford had been sentenced to
serve two years for the theft of the
automobile of Charles L. Harrison
of Cape Girardeau. Chief Hutson
had learned the youth was at his
home. When Hutcon knocked and
the door was opened he was shot.
ROBERTS GIN BURNS.
High grade jewelry of newest
designs-guaranteed quality and spe
cially priced to attract you. Wells
Lawrence Crocker, who Iibb Den
nis Green's place as Government cot
ton statistician in this territory,
was here Wednesday seeing after
Headquarters for phonographs
and records, needles, etc., at Tura
baugh's Jewelry Store .. Carulbers
ville: " ''"' "
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Wood Heaters at Buckleys'.
P.rlces low on pipe, elbows and hoUs,
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ransburgh
spent a few hours in this city Thurs
The Roberts Cotton Oil Company's
gin at tills place was destroyed by
lire last Sunday morning.
At S:30 o'clock smoke was dis
covered coming from the ginhouse
proper, and though the alarm was
Immediately given, It was impossible
to extinguish the flames. The fact
is, the fire department hose was not
long enough to reach from the near
est fire plug to the fire, so that a
stream of water could be used to ad
vantage excepting to save surround
Neither the cotton house nor the
cottonseed house were destroyed,
nor even damaged, but this was dua
only to the favorable drift of the
wind. In tho cotton house there
was about 100,000 pounds of seed
cotton, and the seed housewas full
of seed. The saving of this property
will materially lessen the loss. Only
the ginhouse proper was destroyed,
which will entail an approximate
loss of something like $6,000.
The fire was of mysterious origin
and might have been prevented had
a watchman been employed, which,
it is said, was not the case.
The unglnned cotton has this
week been transferred to the Taylor
gin, which is running day and night.
The loss of this gin will be a ser
ious blow to Hayti, coming right in
the midst of the greatest cotton
season we have ever had, and with
not half enough gins to handle the
crop of the surrounding territory.
F. M. Perkins, manager of the
gin, says the Roberts Company will
not attempt to rebuild for the pres
ent reason. It will be the purpose of
the company, said Mr. Perkins, to
put in a first-class gin, modern in
every respect, and as this could not
be done in a few weeks it was deem
ed impracticable to put in a tempo
rary makeshift. Work will not likely
commence on the new gin until
early in the spring.
In connection with rebuilding
their gin, the Roberts Company, we
are told, is considering the practica
bility of also putting in an oil mill
and perhaps a compress, Hayti be
ing, by reason of its location, tho
logical point of Pemiscot county
for such requirements.
More and more Pemiscot county
Is becoming the leading cotton
country, and Hayti Is nearer tho cen
ter of industry than any other placo
in the county.
MASONIC LODGE ANNIVERSARY.
Tho 50th anniversary ,of ho Ma
sonic Lodge at Caruthersvlllc will
bo celebrated by tho Masons of that
lodge next Monday afternoon, Work
in Master Masonic degrees will begin
at 2 o'clock and continue until fin
ished. Supper will be served at (J
o'clock. -Masons and their wives of
the neighboring towns are invited.
Dr, Briggs, formerly a Grand Lodge
officer, has promised to bo present
and make a lecture appropriate to
tho occasion. A pleasant and profit
able tlmo Is promised all who may
. Genuine, oak lawn swings, well
bolted and ro-lnforced; the kind that
will stand hard use. We put thera
up for you. Lefler Hardware Co.,
Hon. R. L, Ward, returning from
Cape Girardeau, where he attended
Federal court, passed through Hayti
Song of G. O. P. Set
to Parlor Theatricals
Washington, Oct. 9. Suitable for parlor the
atricals is the following pleasant skit featuring the
Republican quartette tariff for profiteers, tax re
duction for buccaneers, ship subsidies for pra
vatcers and Senate seats for auctioneers.
,l( Scene: Washington. Time: Present.)
Enter crowd of men, sleek and amdominous,
-and glistening in. diamonds like a pawnbroker's
show window. Forming , a semicircle in front of
the Capitol they burst forth as follows:
We are jolly profiteers,
Our gains -are growing fast;
We're fatter than we've been for years,
Since Fordney's bill was passed;
Come, trusts, and join our hearty cheers
For what was done for profiteers.
They retire to maks ro.om for another group,
also showing signs of good feeding and prosperity.
These latter draw forth $1,000 bills, which they
wave while they sing in this manner, to-wit:
Here we come, gay buccaneers,
Please note how big we wax;
Since Harding has relieved our tears N
By cutting down our tax.
Republicans, ain't they dears
To be so kind to buccaneers?
They quickly replace their ($1,000 bills in their
pockets (which they button as they range them
selves by the profiteers) and give way to another
The latter carol in this strain:
We're mighty glad we're privateers
That roam the briny deep,
That bill that Mr. Easker steers
Will give us vessels cheap.
WThat care we for people's sneers
While we're successful privateers?
They fall back on the right flank of the profit
eers to give room for a group carrying red flags
and mallets. The latter in deep voices warble in
We're just a crew of auctioneers,
With Senate seats for sale;
We'll start you out on fine careers
Our methods never fail
A quarter million gets six years,
Of glory from us auctioneers.
All groups then assemble for a little close har
mony and chorus in this wise:
Hurrah, huzza and three big cheers!
We're profiteers and buccaneers
We're privateers and auctioneers;
Our hearts rejoice as you may see,
Enjoying great prosperity;
For which we thank the G. O. P.,
Tariff and taxes and subsidies,
Senate sea.ts whatever we please
We're quite content, we make no fuss,
The G. O. P. is fine for us.
GASOLINE PRICE CUT.
Chicago. A reduction of two
cents u gallon in the price of gaso
line and all otlior naphtha products
has been announced by tho Standard
Oil Company of Indiana.
Effective throughout the 11 mid
dle western States comprising the
company's territory, it was estimat
ed that tho cut In price would save
motor car users alone more than
$2,500,000 a month.
Tho new prices will make the
Chicago base for gusolino 19 cents
at tank wagons and 21 cents at the
Found Two miles from Hayti,
on Kennett road, one auto tiro with
Tim. Found by W. E. Brown. Call
at this office prove tiro is yours by
description, pay for this nd, and
tuko tire. 48-tf
Mrs. W, H. Helm and daughter,
MJKred, visit Mrs. Holm's, par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Juden, at
Caruthersvlllc Saturday and Sun
day. Mrs. Juden accompanied them
home for a few days'' visit.
Before you buy a stove .see the
famous Economy Range, 45.00, at
Caruthersville Hardware Co.
INCREASE IN -FOOD PRICES.
Washington. The Bureau of La
bor statibtlcs has issued ligmes
showing that the retail cost ot food
increased In 20 out of 2C represent
ative cities during tho month from
August 15 to September 15. St.
Louis had an increase of 1 per cent.
For the year ending September
15 there was a decrease of 10 per
cent in St. Louis. As compared
with tho average cost for 1913, St.
Louis prices were 40 per cent higher
COTTON CROP ESTIMATE
PUT AT 10,135,000 BALES
This is a Reduction During Septem
ber of 7 Points or 440,000 Bales.
A dispatch from Washington un
der date of October 3 says:
"A reduction of 440,000 bales
during September in prospective cot
ton production this year was shown
in the Department of Agriculture's
forecast Issued today, placing tho
crop at 10,f35,000 equivalent 500
pound bales. The decline in the con
dition of the crop from August 25
to September 25 was 7.0 points,
compared with a ten-year average
decline of 5.8 points.
"The loss in prospective produc
tion during the month was heaviest
In Texas, where a reduction of 232,
000 bales was shown. In Oklahoma
the reduction was $5,000 bales, in
South Carolina, 67,000 bales; in
Georgia, 58,000; North Carolina,
20,000; Tennessee, 10,000, and Lou
"An increase in the forecast of
production was shown in Mississippi
where the prospective is estimated
at 20,000 bales more than in Sep
tember. I;i Alabama, there was an
increase of 17,000 bales, while in
Arkansas and Missouri there was .in
increase of G000 bales each.
"A larger quantity of cotton has
been ginned prior to September 25
this year than in any year except
ing 1916, since the compilation of
ginning to that date was begun in
vv"The census" bureau's report to
day announced 3,883,006 bales had
been ginned to September 25. That
is 962,615 bales more than ginned
to that date last year, hut 198,913
bales less than ginned to that date
in 1916, when the crop was 11,
"In 1916 the quantity ginned to
September 25 was 35.9 per cent of
the total crop."
RETIRING OFFICERS THANKED.
The Methodist Ladies Aid desire
to thank the retiring officers of the
the past year for their faithful ser
vice and good work. Especial thanks
are due our president, Mrs. Jessie
Jackson, and Mrs. Mollie Dorris,
vice-president, Mrs. John T. Buck
ley, secretary, and Mrs. K. V.
Propst, treasurer, who so ably as
sisted in the work. We also wish
to thank our members and friends
for their liberal patronage, and
those of other churches who con
tributed and helped to make our ef
forts a success. We hope to have a
onntinuance of those favors for
the newly elected officers and the
work of the new year.
Mrs. ETHEL DORRIS, Pres.
Mrs. T. A. McNAIL, Vice-Pres.
Mrs. L. C. AVERILL, Sec.
Mrs. K. V. PROPST, Treas..
School Is moving along nicely.
Tho attendance at tho Grammar
School has been irregular nnd should
become better. Parents should re
member that a day missed is a day
lost and encourage the child to at
tend as regularly as possible-.
After all our delays, we are to
have a foot ball team and have be
gun practice again.. Wo have ar
ranged for four games already,
three being away from home. Mai
den will play Hayti at Hayti, Octo
Kennett November 6, and Caruthers
Kennett, Novembers, and Caruthers
ville, at that place November 24.
We, will complete our schedule in
the next few days. Prospects for
team are good.
The girls have begun practice for
basket ball and are showing some
real team work. Our schedule has
not been made yet.
As announced previous to this,
school closed Thursday and Friday
for the District Teachers Associa
tion at Cape Girardeau.
The State Superintsndent of
has been making an active cam
paign to have all the teachers In the
State enrolled, and in a personal let
ter asks tho co-operation of all
teachers in this matter, through the
superintendent. Ho further asks
that each superintendent send him
the percentage of his teachers en
rolled and we have made a campaign
for 100 per cent, called for by the
Department, but we lack one teacher
of having the 100 per cent.
As many as can find it conven
ient will attend the association in
person at Cape Girardeau. Those
enrolled and those attending will
be announced later.
hon. s, h. Mccarty
HOLDS LAST COURT
The Hon. Sterling H. McCarty,
who has presided over the -thirty-eighth
judicial district of Missouri
seven years, closed his last term ot
court in New Madrid last Friday.
Judge McCarty was appointed by
Governor Major as judge of the thirty-eighth
judicial circuit, a new cir
cuit created by the 48th General As
sembly. His term expired January
1, 1917, but he was re-elected for a
Judge McCarty's retirement from
the bench marks the passing of one
of the best jurists who ever presided
in this part of the State. Strict in
discipline was the bachelor judge,
but fairness was dealt to all who
were in his court, whether lawyer,
sheriff, clerk or client. Sikeston
J. F. GORDON DEAD.
For Rent: 240 acres, in 40
acre tracts or larger. Six goo'd
houses and barns. Some new grounJ
and some clearing. Good cptton,
corn ground. Three miles west of
Hayti, on Kennett road. J. S. Portor
4448 Maryland Ave., St. Louis, Mo.
Geo. R, Mitchell of Memphis,
manager of the Natlqnal Refining
Company,' (Memphis Division) aas
visiting the Hayti station Sunday,
and while hero gave Mr. Klrby, the
ugent here, instructions to have
warehouse made larger and also to
employ a helper,, which latter he
did Monday morning.
Screen wire, poultry netting
Lefler Hardware Co., Hayti tf
Sunday school at 10 a. m. This
school is growing again in attend
The pastor will lecture 10 minutes
to tho "Business Men's Bible Class"
and members are urged to be present
At eleven a. m., Mr. Culbertson
will discuss the important topic
Tho time has come for all real
earnest Christians to be found .at
the place of worship Sunday a. m.
The League will hold devotions
at 0:45 p. in., Bill Culbertson, lead
er. The sermon Sunday, 7:30 p. m,
will deal with the problem of "What
Wo Owe to God."
Every member and friend of the
church is expected to respond to the
committee who will soon visit you
to ascertain how much you will
agree to pay this year. This discus
sion will help you to decide. Hear it.
We carry high grade watches
of well known makes Elgin, Hamp
den, Waltham, South Bend, etc.
Wells Drug Co.
Professor and Mrs. O. p. Hooker
reiurneu ...monuuy mornings rrow
Browning, Mo., where ,ey Were
called last week on account of! the
death of Mr. Hooker's mother. The
elder Mrs. Hooker with her husband
spent one winter in this city at the
home of her Bon and and made many
friends who regret to learn of her
death and who join The Missouri
Herald in extending condolence.
At about the same time this paper
is coming off the press, the lifeless
form of one of Pemiscot county's
native-born, universally respected
and much loved sons, J. F. Gordon,
will be lowered into the silent tomb
In the city of tho dead, on tho out
skirts of Cape Girardeau. J. F.
(Felio Gordon, an account of whoso
serious illness was publlshod in our
last issue, died at his home in Cape
Girardeau Sunday at 4 o'clock a. in.
of cancer of tho stomach. li was
the passing of a splendid citizen, a
noble man, a true friend and efll
clent public ofilclul. Democrat-Argus.
1923 MISSOURI AUTO
Jefferson City, Oct. 11. Missouri
automobile license tugs for 1923 will
huo a black background with blue
letters and bo tho sumo sIzq as those
In use this year. Contracts havo
been lot for 350,000 owners' tags for
automobiles, 40,000 tags for trucks
and 3000 tags for dealers.
Household recipe for chronic
constipation, as desert on tho table.
Satisfaction guaranteed. 25c. P.
O.bVit Stt.fStiftoulsrMo. .jmj-i
- turn '
The first frost of the season was'
visible thlj morning, but was not
heavy enough to do any damage,
y.er arry high grade watches
of well known makes Elgin, Hamp- ,,
den, Waltham, South Bend, ,etev
Wells Drug Co. H'