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mmt. VOL. 42 FARMINGTON, ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 191.S. NO. 8 NEW STYLES THAT SET THE PACE FIRST SHOWING OF NEW SPRING FOOTWEAR ONLY 3 WEEKS UNTIL EASTER Come in now and select your Easter Footwear. Plenty of time in making selections and complete stock to choose from. We are showing the New Spring Styles in Footwear for Men, Women and Children. Many styles on display in our windows, or better still, step inside and make a closer inspection. YOU CAN HAVE NEWEST STYLES FIRST FROM US. KARSCH'S HOME ECONOMICS IN THE FARM1NGTON HIGH SCHOOL It has been brought to my atten tion that the people of Farmington have now the splendid opportunity of providing for a course of Home Ec onomics in their schools. The teach ing of Home Economics in the public school is no new innovation. Schools of this kind are found thrughout the Middle Western States, and in no case would the people of those localities permit of their being eliminated. The people in those localities believe that Home Economics is one of the most important branches that is taught in their schools. Taking the situation in Farming ton, we find that a course of Home Economics can be put in the High School for, in the neighborhood of $1,200.00. After the first year, the annual expenses for plans as propos ed now will be $800.00 to $900.00. At the present time all of our high schools are hiring instructors to teach Latin, German, French and even Greek in some cases. While the val ue of these courses must not be under estimated, yet how much more valu able for our girls would be training along the lines of Home-making? Our girls, of whom a large majority will eventually have homes of their own to manage, are the ones who are going to suffer if we do not provide such training for them in the high school. The percentage of girls who receive a college training is very low and our problem rests with the large majority of girls who quit their school ing at the end of a high school course. It is common record that we often find girls marrying and are absolute ly unfitted for the duties necessary in founding a happy home. Take mathematics, the subject on j which our schools place great empha-! sis, and which is certainly a very im- j portant branch of learning. But don't we all remember how much time we have spent in figuring out some foolish problem? Why, I remember one in arithmetic where three men bought a grindstone in partnership. One man was to grind off his one third, the next man was to grind off his third, and the third man was to have the third remaining. Well I expect that most of us could not work out this problem. I know I could not and did not want to try it very hard. I did not believe such a case ever hap pened anyway. Here is the point. After I had graduated from high shcool, I. knew a lot of things, but I did not know how to do those things that would fit me for my lifete work. My high schooling had absolutely failed to equip me for the greatest of all things, "making a living." And our i High Schools are now failing to equip ! our girls with that greatest of all things, "making a successful home." W. A. G.'S ENTERTAIN Saturday night the W. A. G, Class of the M. E. Church entertained the people of the church, both young and old. The evening was spent in mu sic and games, most of which relat ed to music; the new piano was "ded icated" and it was used a great deal during the evening. About sixty al together were present, and everybody enjoyed the informal good time, which the W. A. G.'S had provided. Dainty refreshments were served and the party disbanded at a late hojir. FARMINGTON defeated Last Friday night Chas. Belkin and Prof. Ira E. Welker of Libertyville and Fredericktown respectively, en gaged two of our local silver-tongued orators in a debate. The subject dis fcussed was: "Resolved, that the Su preme Court Judges of the State should be appointed for an indefinite term, subject to the recall of the voters." Carl Trauernicht and Prof. Cecil Hughes affirmed the proposition and with remarkable logic and elo quence defended their position as they saw and thought it to the en tire satisfaction of their auditors, a vast assemblage of people. A good many of friendly person tlities entered into the contest. Prof. Hughes referred to Chas. Belkin as a hay-seeder, and by implication re flected upon his ability to intelligent ly discuss the subject, while Prof. Welker in a very earnest and polite manner spoke of Hughes as the Chest nut Ridgo Professor, knowing, of course, that tall timber was indeed scarce in that direction. Mr. Belkin presented and substan tiated several fundamental facts, which are a part of our traditional system of government. Prof. Welker, in flights of oratory, touched the very cords of sympathy and freedom that shall ever safe-guard the immortal principles enunciated in the Declara tion of Independence. The closing remarks in behalf of the affirmative were made by Prof. Hughes. The judges were out but a few min utes, when the announcement came that they were ready to give out the decision. Prof. Geo. Raines acted as spokesman and announced the deci sion three to two in favor of the neg ative. Excellent readings were offered by Profs. Hughes and Welker. We understanfl that Carl and Cecil are not satisfied. FREDERICKTOWN WINS The question: "Resolved, that through appropriate legislation, a minimum wage system ought to be put into operation in the United States," was threshed out thoroughly by the Fredericktown and Farmington High School debate last Friday night. Delos Johns and Clyde Gale of Farm ington High argued in the affirmative, while Swancr and Purteet of Fred ericktown spoke for the negative. The judges unanimously awarded the decision to the negative. Thes judges were all superintendents of schools. They were: Mathias of Ste. Genevieve; Brown of Bonne Terre, and Howard of Desloge. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Richard Adams, Jr., to Barbara Ellen Williams, Lot 68, Farmington. Albert N. Edwards to Rolla B. Wat son; Lot 11. block 10, CantweR. Anton Gidley to Lena Gidley; Lots 2 and 3, Settletown. Manhattan Lead and Land Co., et al. to trustees of First Presbyterian Church of Desloge; Lot 2, block 21, Cantwell. Manhattan Lead and Land Co., et al. to Rolla B. Watson; Lots 8 and 11, Block 10, Cantwell. St. Francois Real Estate and Pack ing Co. to B. I. Morris; 21 acres. George K. Williams to Richard Adams; Lot 68, Farmington. BISMARCK ELOPERS IN AUTO CRASH ON WA TO WED Miss Hallie Ramsey, IB, and Loveland F. Plank Married at Dr. Harrel's Home. Miss Hallie Ramsey, 1,6 years old, whose marriage was prevented Sat urday by her father, O. W. Ramsey, wealthy banker of Bismarck, Mo., overcame obstacles and was married yesterday to Loveland F. Plank, man ager of the Bismarck Electric plant, after they had obtained a license in Clayton. While the couple were being taken to the home of Dr. Walter E. Harrel, a cousin of Miss Ramsey, at 6201 Et zel avenue, the automobile in which they were riding was wrecked in an attempt to avoid colliding with a Ho diamont car. After the father had returned home and had given his consent to the mar riage by long distance telephone, the couple went to Clayton with Dr. Har ral, where they secured the license. Then they went to 4124 West Pine Boulevard, where Miss Ramsey had been in hiding from her father, to get her belongings, and were on their way to the Harral residence, where the ceremony was to be performed, when their machine struck a telephone pole. The automobile was driven by Wil liam Hanson, 6416 Etzel avenue. He was driving west on Etzel avenue. As he approached the Hodiamont car line he said he looked either way for a car, and then smarted to cross the tracks. At the same time, he said, he saw a car approaching rapidly from the north, and in order to prevent it from running into the machine, he swerv ed sharply to the left. A large telephone pole stopped the machine, and it was said to have been totally wrecked. This was only two blocks from the residence and as none of the passengers were hurt they abandoned the wreck and walked to the Harral home. Rev. Dr. Martin T. Hall, pastor of the Cabanne Methodist Episcopal Church, had been summoned to per form the ceremony at 6 o'clock. Af ter the ceremony the couple left, but said they would remain several days in St. Louis before leaving for their home in Bismarck. Miss Ramsey and Plank left Bis marck Friday to be married in St. Louis. O. W. Ramsey, the girl's fa ther, immediately followed, and Sat urday had detectives searching for j his daughter. He stationed two men at the St. Louis and Clayton marriage license offices, respectively, and instructed them to cause the arrest of his daugh ter and plank should they appear for a license. Miss Ramsey said they learned of , the father being in St. Louis Sat- j urday morning, and decided to re- main in hiding until he should leave. I Dr. Harral was appealed to Saturday,: and he had a conference with Ramsey at the American Hotel. He said he j Opening Announcement Our First Showing of the Very Newest Ideas in SPRING MILLINERY Occurs Thursday, March 18, 15 All are urged to attend Rains & Croft Opposite Fischer Mercantile Co. FARMINGTON, MO. MR. HARRY S. CUNNINGHAM OF FARMINGTON WINS WALKER SHROPSHIRE MEDAL IN CONTEST Wins Over 46 Other Contestants in Short Course Live Stock Judg ing Contest. Mr. Harry S. Cunningham of Far Mington, St. Francois county, Mo., won the Walker Shropshire Medal, which was given for the best judge of sheep. Mr. Cunningham is a rath er mature man and his Very excellent judgment as well as his ability to give reasons, won for him the Walk er medal. Mr. W. B. Walker of Memphis-, Mo., is a very extensive Shropshire breeder and has given the medal to promote the live stock in terests and industry of this state. The thing that makes the judging contest possible and likewise profit able is the fact that the well-known breeders over the state are more than willing to give medals to short course men who show their ability as live stock judges. The Short Course men and the University of Missouri as well appreciate their attitude. The Short Course is over yet the men that won medals have a daily 11-11 I Ml. )L UIC . 1 . I 1 1 ' 1 I , . II' 11 1IM , have had at the University. To the men Who did not win we extend our best wishes and good lick. E. H. HUGHES, Instructor in Animal Husbandry. FIRE ON TUESDAY NIGHT Last Tuesday night, about 2 a. m., the fire liend again visited Farming ton and left his mark in the heap of ashes and charred wood. This time the victim of the fire was Andrew Welch, a machinist for the Federal Lead Company of Flat River, who lives in the West end on West Liber ty street. The fire was discovered by Mr. Bequette of Flat River, who was passing on his way home. The fire was burning upon the roof, just a lit tle around one of the flues, and might easily "fcave been extinguished by hand, had it been possible to have reached it. The alarm was turned at once, but by the time the fire wagon arrived the whole roof was in flames and al most all the upper story was destroy ed. The cause of the fire is supposed to have been a defective flue. The loss to house and furniture was partly covered by insurance. uregd the father to give his consent. Dr. Harral said he then saw the girl and urged her father's objections but that he was told$ht she would be married whether tHpre were objec tions or not. When this information was conveyed back to Ramsey he left for his home without gjving his con sent. A conversation held yesterday morn ing over the long-distance telephone partially won consent; arid another in the afternoon is said to have resulted in the father extending his blessings. Globe-Democrat. You are cordially invited to the Spring Millinery Opening Saturday, March 27, 1915 MRS. LAAKMAN PUBLIC SCHOOL NOTES The sixth month of school Miss Halter's room made the highest per cent of attendance with no tardies and won the half holiday. For the 24th week of school the same room made the highest per cent of attend ance 97.40. Mrs. Rider's room was second, with 97.1!). Hon. B. H. Marbury delivered a splendid address last Monday morn ing to the student body at the High School on the "Economics of Morals." His talk was highly instructive and very much enjoyed. The debate contest on last Friday night between Fredericktown and Farmington High Schools resulted in a decision for the Fredericktown de baters, Messrs. Swaner and Purteet. The debate was considered excellent for high school boys by those who heard the different arguments. Supt. Elmer B. Brown of the Bonne Terre schools spent last Friday vis iting in the Farmington schools, and stayed over for the debate. Mr. Brown is serving his second year as superintendent of the Bonne Terre schools and they are making excel lent progress under his supervision. The Farmington Public Schools will observe Arbor Day on Friday, ! April 9th, with special programs, and j the planting of trees on the school j grounds. The different rooms will have on display much regular work of the pupils, and special efforts will be made to have all parents visit the school on some part of that day. All school patrons are requested to keep that date in mind and arrange to vis it school some time during the day and if possible attend the special ex ercises in the afternoon and witness the planting of trees. The patrons of the school are re quested to co-operate with the teachers,- pupils and interested citizens in a campaign to greatly extend home gardening the coming season. It is sincerely hoped that every family of school children in Farmington enn be induced to undertake to cultivate a garden of their own. Interested cit izens will arrange to provide means of cultivating many vacant lots, and some will donate their own private gardens to dependable children, for cultivation. The teachers, assisted by Farm Adviser, Mr. France, will give pupils instructions regarding the crops to raise, the preparation of the soil, planting time, methods of cul tivation, and other details. To en courage the pupils in this work the schOol management will undertake to hold a school fair in the autumn, in which many prizes will be awarded to the pupils making the best exhib its in both garden vegetables and flowers. Prizes will also be arranged for the best home gardens cultivated by children, and for the best kept front and back lawns kept by the chil dren of Farmington. The details of this school fair and yard and garden contest will be worked out by a com mittee of teachers composed of Mr. Phillips, Mrs. Lloyd, Mrs. Gruner, and Miss Spaugh, assisted by the business men of the community rep resented by Messrs. Morsey and France. Teachers have already be gun to discuss the matters with their pupils and much enthusiasm prevails. GREAT CONCENTRATING PLANT TO START ON MARCH 16th. Hundreds of Idle Men will be Re employed We have been reliably informed that on Tuesday morning, March 16th, the St. Joseph Lead Compuny will start its great lead mills at Bonne Terre, which have been idle since the 16th of last October, when, owing to the decline in the price of load it was decided that the works could not be operated at a profit to the company and, therefore, operations were ceas ed with a resulting penurious effect upon the inhabitants who had been employed there, which is too well known to require epln'on. Now with the resumption and awak ening of activity all will be enlivened with a thrill of joy and elation as these vast mills employ hundreds of men when operating in full blast BUSINESS COLLEGE NOTES Flossie Mackley was absent most of last week, owing to illness. Edmund Shelley has successfully passed his third shorthand test under Mr. Beard. President Moothart spent last Fri day and Saturday in Jefferson City, looking after business affairs, and at the same time being specially inter ested in the passage of a bill creat ing a Permanent Auditing or Ac counting Board. If this bill becomes a law, it should within a reasonable time, work much good to the business colleges of the state, and for this rea son the commercial schools are very anxious to have it become a law. Last week's notes gave Mr. Sigman as receiving second honor in spelling, while Mr. Sackman was entitled to the second. Mr. Sigman received first honors in Commercial Arithme tic, however, and Mr. Dempsey was also entitled to first honors in Pen manship, as well as the other stu dent named. Rev. Dr. Thomas, Secretary of the Home Missions of the Presbyterian Church of Missouri, and Rev. Du Bose, pastor of the local church, were welcome visitors Monday. Dr. Thom as made a fifteen-minute address, em phasizing the great opportunity of fered the young people that are train ing themselves to meet the require ments of the business office world. The address was one of the best we have ever had given to our students. The writer wishes to again extend a special invitation to local ministers of all churches to com up and at any time give our young people words of encouragement. Miss Maggie Lewis has decided to not continue her school work further at this time, and has returned to her home near Libertyville. Messrs. Hulsey, Cook, Ledbetter, and R. Vogt have finished their first set of bookkeeping, and have been started in the second, wh liMeissf .ffpe started in the second, while Miss Law rence and Messrs. Reshkop, Rudloff and Zolman have taken up their third, or last set of actual business account ing. Miss Katie Crowe is now cashier of the College Bank, being successor to Mr. Gunia.