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fntelli n&ion VOL. LI. LEXINGTON, LAFAYETTE COUNTY, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, JULY 14, 1921. NUMBER 28. dp C. OF C. BEGINS SECOND YEAR A Larger Membership And En couraging Prospects For Greater Usefulness. The open forum of the Cham ber of Commerce last night marked the beginning of the second year of its existence. Its now a lusty organization of 163 members, and has very in dication of continued existence through the acknowledged nec essity for such an organization The "anvil chorus" for a time is mute. A year ago it was said, "what's the use ; at different in tervals we have had the Retail Merchants ' Association, t h e Commercial Club, and the what nots, and this will only last but a few months and go blooie like the others." But, contrary to such belief this organization gained momentum on an up grade until it dawned upon the most skeptical that the Cham ber of Commerce was different and refcognized it for its true worth. While the first year's work was mostly a diagnosis of con ditions and of our shortcomings as a community, it was not without actual accomplishment. The board of directors the first year, who bore the brunt of the activities and who really brought it through the teething stage will be forgiven if they strut a little. They were the ones who found "something to do" and who mfs.h' organiza tion visible. yThis board consist ted of Walter J. Gresham, pres ident; C. F. Pack, vice-presi dent, 'in 'charge of Industrial .Division; E. T. Stier, WtPpres- ident, in charge of Commercial Division; E. W. Hoffman, vice president, in charge of Transpor tation ; B. M. Little, Civic ; It. K. Latham, Treasurer; E. D. Hix, Membership; II. F. Black well, Legislative. After a visit to the new hos pital, the members returned to headquarters,, where a short session was held. Mr. Little, president-elect, presided and outlined briefly work that ought to be done during the coming ,year. He then introduced Dr John Mann of Wellington, who made a very . interesting talk, mostly about the new hospital and the great need for such an institution. His talk was great ly appreciated by every one present. Drs. Chalkley and h. T. Payne spoke briefly on the immediate needs of the hospit Crowds Visit New Hospital. Monday afternoon and ev ening the new hospital 'was thrown open to the public. A bout eight hundred people took advantage of the opportunity and saw one of the neatest and best appointed little hospitals in the country. A committee from the D. A. R. was hostess during the af ternoon and one from the Wom an's Club in the evening. PeO' pie were coming and going dur ing the appointed hours and all expressed themselves as highly pleased with the institution. The first patient to enter the hospital was Mrs- Thomas Price from south of town, who was taken there Tuesday morn ing for treatment. W. S. Gallemore Wins Hoover. W. Gallemore, superintend ent of the Lafayette Telephone Company succeeded in writing "The Hoover beats as it sweeps as it cleans" 840 times -on one side of a post card, and thereby won the Hoover Cleaner offered by the Missouri Gas & Electric Service Co.. to the one who could and would write that sen tence the most time on one side of a post card. J. C. Bierbaum was second with 800 times, and F. C. Schwarz, third with 747 Mr. Fulkerson Replies to "A Reader" With Reference to A Lottery. July 9, 1921- Dear Mr. Allen :- Answering the inquiries of "A Reader" contained in the Daily Intelligencer of July Gth, and taking the questions pro pounded in the order presented, will say: That establishing a lottery, or the sale or exposal to sale, of lottery tickets, has long been condemned by the laws of Mis souri. See sections 3562 and 3563 Revised Statutes of Mis souri, 1919. The name, reputa tion or standing in the commu-j nity of the individuals offend ing, or the quality of the arti cle or articles disposed of by means of a lottery have no bearings on the question of le gality, for theoretically at least, no person is above the law, and any article of value may consti tute a basis for a lottery. Statement to The Public: Preliminary to the campaign for funds for the surgical equip ment for Lexington's splendid new hospital, the hospital trus tees appointed by the Chamber of Commerce, feel that a resume of these things already accom plished together with the unfin ished portion of the hospital program, should be presented to the people of this community. The movement for a hospital to serve Lexington and Lafay ette county took definite form at the April open forum of the Chamber of Commerce. At that time the program committee, colaborating with the other members of the Chamber pre sented a concrete proposition from Mrs. Margaret Shinn to convert her beautiful home ,on Highland Avenue into a hospit al on the basis of a guaranteed earning for a period of one yaer. With that movement launched ' came the appointment of this C. F. PACK TO LEAVE LEXINGTON B. M. Little President of C. of C. The board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce made a good beginning for the year's: Hubert Bates to Succeed Him work Friday evening when at the Trust Company. they elected B. M- Little presi dent for the ensuing year. Mr. Little will make the Chamber of Commerce an efficient president. He has taken an active interest in the work since the C. of C. was organized a year ago, and as vice-presidtfcit in charge of the civic division directed many things of benefit to the city and all concerned. With every mem ber backing him up, the C. of C. may look forward to a profit able year. He can't do it alone. The members of your lodge board of trustees, with full pow- cannot dispose of a piano by lottery and be guiltless of crime. The expression, "Might Makes Right," is of ancient origin and er to formulate such plans as would insure a hospital for this county. A contract was enter ed into with Mrs. Shinn for the is pretty generally understood.' remodeling and enlargement of That "Might Makes Right," is; her home. Under the terms of the generally, if not universal-; the contract the trustees a ly, recognized rule governing the brute creation. For exam ple, the biggest bull in the pas ture is king of the herd. And so it was or should I say is? with humanity. As man emerg es from barbarism, he profess- Corder 5; Lexington 1. Lexington lost to Corder Sun day on the latter's grounds by the score of 5 to L This was a edly disclaims adherence to the postponed game from the early; law of the brute creation. But! part -of the season. DeLong, : sometimes for temporary gain pitching for Corder, was all to in power or purse he reverts to thePQ(LIIe let Lexington down M. former state. The Kaiser is agreed on behalf of the Cham ber of Commerce to furnish the surgical equipment for the use of the hospital, the title to the equipment to be vested in the trustees or their successors. It is with gratification the trustees announce to the public that in the construction of the addition Mrs. Shinn has more Bananas vs. Booze. When Mike Malo arrived from Kansas City at midnight Mon day night with a load of fruit, he found City Marshal Seitz there to help unload. Mr. Seitz handed off the boxes and the crates with clue regard for their contents until he came to half banana crate. This he took pos session of and found therein a 5-gallon bottle of white liquor. Tuesday morning before Justice of the Peace Clyde Wright Malo pled not' guilty and was ad mitted to bail in the sum of $500.00. Births. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stewart announce the birth of a son, Friday, July 8, 1921. Mr. and Mrs. William Bruns announce the birth of a son, Saturday, July 9, 1921. Afr. nnrl Atra Tfnrl WinkW than performed her part of the flnnounce the birth fof a nine s! T : . pound -laughter, Tuesday, July C- F. Pack, vice-president and treasurer of the Lafayette Co.. Trust Company, will sever his relations with that institu tion August 1st, and go to Kan sas City, Kansas, where he has been ' elected cashier of the Home State Bank. Lexington can ill afford to lose men of Mr. Pack's calibre and Mr. Pack is loathe to leave, but the induce ments offered were such that he could not afford to pass up. Mr. Pack came here in 1918 and immediately became active in everything for the betterment of Lexington and surrounding country He brought new pep to the old town and made friends rapidly; friends who express a sincere regret at his leaving, but; who also congratu late him on his chance in a wider field. Mr. Pack will be succeeded by Hubert Bates. Mr. Bates, who is deputy county clerk, will not relinquish his work at the court house entirely; in fact, his du ties with the Trust Company will be assumed gradually. Mr. Bates will bring to this po sition the experience of several years in the banking business.' together with a wide acquain tance and a general reputation for business acumen- er, also did good work and de-i served to win as Corder' runs were all made on errors. with three hits and struck out' said to have acted under thisjbuilded a hospital so thorough-! j9 placed and left in the discard) j itary in its every appointment! Mr and Mrs Ra h ga when with over-powering force ; that the visitors who went down jIrs 'g Maxey Mrs L B he battered down the defensive to see the institution Monday , ey anV daughter, Maxine; formations at Liege and de-.evemng are contmumg to wond-of Kansag Cft arrh,ed M(md nlQt-aH that TiDQTiiia I riQrinriiil or haw o Hroum rr an. mnnu al, and then the meeting ad-!, . , . 4 ' ! J3 , . i evening for a visit here with journed for refreshments. Previous to adjournment the following resolution was offered! and adopted unanimously by a standing vote. "Resolved that the the thanks of the Lexington Chamber of Commerce be tendered Mrs. Margaret Shinn for her sound judgment, persistent energy and excellent taste in making possible the beautiful Lexing ton Hospital, and that the or ganization pledge her its con tinued ' hearty co-operation in making a complete success of this valuable enterprise." laws) w-ere but "scrape of pa-j years suddenly became an un per." The established law did ; heralded reality. The sanita not harmonize with his ambi j tion, comfort (and convergence tious schemes, and he, to ac- of the new building is as good complish his purpose, departed as the best of the larger insti from the path of civilized so-jtutions of its kind the sightly ciety that is, obedience to, and restful location is superor law and appealed, ineffectual-'to any like institution in the ly, to the ancient and long dis-j central west, honored rule of "Might Makes. We want to impress these Right" i things upon the public because Section 3563 referred to in the, Mrs. Shinn has had such a pride Death of Jesse Weston. Jesse Weston of Plainfield, N. J., who has been staying at the home of his nephew, Irvin A- mor, since last May, died Fri day afternoon at 1:40 o'clock Death being due to com plication of diseases and old zge. He was 74 year old. Be sides his wife he is survived by two daughters living at Plan field. N. J. Inends. Hijrginsville Red Cross Disbands opened to the. public, will give The Jligginsville Red Cross us an institution for the care of . branch has disbanded and will our sick and afflicted that will stir the pride of ever one, and afford us a sense of security in send its balance of $3,000 to Washington. This branch re fused to enter with other towns TJ Snper-Safcty T! tf :::: -liSf! tairefil SI -: TL.-"- : j -Bank Check L3 -API V which protects a gainst lots in the event of alterations Srvir5 Da i above letter is as follows: Any person who shall sell or expose to sale, or caused to be sold or exposed to sale, or shall keep on hand for the purpose of sale, or shall advertise or cause to be advertised for sale, or who shall print or publish such advertisement, or shall aid in her work that she has more than met the demands of her contract The plant as it stands not only justifies the very best of ' surgical equipment, but this. community should have a pride JJ in performing- their part of thej time of illness or misfortune j of the county in the Peace Time that we have never had before. Program of the Red Cross with S. N. WILSON, headquarters at Lexington. Pos- JOHN CHAMBERLAIN, sibly the location of headquart- B. C. DRUMMOND, Board of Trustees. ers had something to do with their decision. contact in a splendid way, thereby putting a fitting cap- or assist, or be in anywise con- sheaf on a worthy movement of cerned in the sale or exposure .public benefit so splendidly en to sale of any lottery ticket orjterprised by an individual, tickets, or any share or part ofj If the. trustees are successful any lottery ticket in any lottery j in the progrm they have in or device in the nature of i mind the hsopital will have ev- f h Lexington, Mo. t a lottery, within this state or elsewhere, and any per son who shall advertise or cause to be advertised the drawing of any scheme in any lottery, or shall print or publish such advertisement, and shall be convicted thereof in any court of competent jurisdiction, shall, for each and every such oirenee, forfeit and pay a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars." Victor and Robert Johnson left Mondny morning for Gove Kansas, to spend a'few days on business. Dr. G. W. Freder.dall accom panied by his wife and daugh ter Miss5 Catherine, left Tues day morning by motor for Bos ton, Mass. ey appliance of health, . sanita tion arid comfort to be found in the larger institutions of like kind in the cites. Not one thing will be lacking to make it an up-to-the-minute institution of its kind. Monday July 18, the subscrip tion campaign will begin to raise money for the purchase of this equipment. Under plans formulated by the trustees one third of the amount necessary will be assumed by the physi cians and dentists, the remain der of the amount necessary to be born by the public. We es pecially urge upon everyone the necessity of giving liberally to thi3 fund. Bear in mind that surgical equipment for the in stitution commersurate with the hospital plant as has been fell r jI i i f Hey There! Lumber Buycrsl lot this cold fact r.nit in your ari nut Um yon want Lumber or Building Material of any kind: , no matter where you live eTen if tltLa is not the handiest Lumber Yard to you the supremely high quality of cur atock will make it well worth your while to go quite a bit out of your a ay to buy here. .... if you are unfamiliar with the prime factor of thu Lam bcr Yard a popularity w much the worse for you. this is a thing you should knew. come in and get acquainted. no matter what you want nor what the eitent of jroar needs, your trade will be appreciated at ! 2 v "THE YARD THAT SAVES AND SATISFIES" LAMBERT LUMBER COMPANY JOHN J. PRICE, Manager.