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FARMINGTON, ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, MISSOURI, FRIDAY. AUGUST 22. 1919 NO. 34 "When the M-MMoon Shines ft Local American Legion Organized In response to a call published last week, for meetings to be held last Labor Situation Still Unsettled Home Demonstra tion Agent Report In view of the fact that the matter of employment of the Home Demon stration Agent for another year in St. Francois county will perhaps again be carried to the County Court at their next regular meeting, with a very materially enlarged petition, call ing on that body to reconsider their recent action, in which it was decided to dispense with the office of Home Demonstration Agent, The Times be lieves that the following report of Homo Demonstration Agent Miss Pet Tucker will be of especial interest at this time. This paper wishes to get the best possible service for the peo ple of St. Francois county, and to that end desiros that the people should know, to the greatest possible extent, just what they are receiving from any office or department, when the question comes up for settlement as to the continuance of such work. While the following report is rath er lengthy, it is a correct resume of a large part of the work that has been accomplished by the Home Dem onstrator during her initial period of work in St. Francois ounty. There are doubtless many who do not appre ciate the splendid work that has been done in this department, which has resulted not only in great econo mies in the home, but must also final ly bring a stronger and more healthy race of human beings, as a result of more correct information as to the proper care and preparation of food and clothing, as well as the conserva tion of what has always heretofore been the unceasing grind of house work. It is to the women the mothers of the land that this work most largely appeals at the present time, though all will be equal beneficiaries of its splendid results. Following is the report in full: As the H. D. A. came into the coun ty when the flu ban was on, no meet ings could be hold before December 15th. During that time the H. D. Agent visited homes in the different school districts, thirty-nine of the fifty-six wore invited. Work has been done in twenty-four of the thirty-nine visited. The work done for the year may he summarized under the different pro jects : Canning Twenty canning demon strations have been given. Two hun dred canning bulletins given out, At one meeting thirty-six quarts of pumpkin was canned; at another, nine gallons of peaches. In one instance the H. D. A. bought the pumpkin for the women which amounted to almost $5.00. One moat canning demonstra tion was given. Roy Johnson of Farming-ton gave at the same time a demonstration of meat cutting, ex plaining the different cuts. The H. D. A. told how to cook the tougher cuts. Clothing At the suggestion of the H. D. A. -two small dresses were re modeled, with a saving of $10.50; a smock was made from an old suit. Eleven patterns, rompers, dreses, col lars and cuffs, and underclothing have been handed out from the H. D. of fice. . Six meetings have been held, teach ing the women some simple decorative stitches. In three communities these have been seen on clothing. Miss Robinson gave a demonstration on cleaning white hats. Twelve meetings have been held where the H. D. A. and specialists discussed the care of clothing. .Nursing During the flu the II. D. A. gave her service as a part of her work in the Lead Belt. The Women's Club at Flat River organized a class in home nursing, which was conducted by Mrs. Geo. Watkins of Farmington and the H. D. A. Four talks were given to a class in the Farmington High School on tu berculosis, vaccination, water supply and general preventive medicine. The H. D. A. talked to the Bonne Terre Civics class on Community Hygiene. The H. D. A. conducted a First Aid course in the Desloge High School. Twenty girls entered the class. Candy Christmas candy was made for one family. Home Makers' Clubs Five H. M. C. s have been organized: Primrose, DcLassus, Fairview, Esther and Knob Lick. The DeLassus H. M. C. gave a fes tival to help supply the school with new equipment.- The Estlior H. M. C. attempted to get electric lights for the town. These clubs meet at least once a month. At each meeting they have some one thing to discusB with the H. D. A. Civics A county clean-up week was carried on. Farmington, Bonne Torre, Flat River, Desloge, Esther, Knob Lick, Copenhagen, Unity and Primrose, h Reports came from the towns that they were cleaner than ev er before..- In connection with this the H. D. A. carried on a Fly Campaign, using a -set of slides. As a conclu sion, an Arbor Day service was held in Farmington, under the direction of the D. A. R.s. : Clubs Four canning clubs have organized, three have been very suc cessful. Seven sewing clubs were also organized. Five of these are active. The mothers attend the meetings, lit tle picnics and parties are held by the girls. Child Welfare A set. of charts loaned iby Mrs. Evans have proved very instructive. These have been used at eight meetings. One woman had her child's eyes examined; as a result another had the teeth worked on. In connection with the - women have discussed the school lunch. Home Convenience The, most in-' ter-jsting project of the year has been Homo Convenience. Lights, water and heat and labor-saving devices have been discussed at two-thirds of all meetings. People having springs are becoming interested in rains. Mr. Meckel, Agricultural Engineer, gave advice to ten individuals on the in stallation of water systems. One hardware store has sold all its dish drainers, (ran lifters, soap savers and broom holders are very popular now. Office calls have been made about canners, sick chickens, rancid butter, removal of spots, cutting of patterns from pictures and jelly that won't jell. Home visits have been made to make suggestions for furnishing a house, arranging of a kitchen, re modeling dresses, fitting dresses and putting in screens where there was ty phoid. During the year, 173 demonstra tions and meetings have been held, with a total atetndance of 3,468 an average of 20; 384 home visits; 162 official calls; 477 telephone calb; 1,039 letters; 540 'bulletins given out; 116 articles written for paper; and 6,198 miles traveled. Monarch COfllNG ATTRACTIONS FRIDAY, DOROTHY "FLARE SATURDAY, AUG. 23 RUTH ROLAND, IN "The Tiger's Trail". . .Fourth Episode PATHE NEWS NO. 64 ' "Do You Love Wife?" Comedy MONDAY, AUG. 25 FANNIE WARD, IN "THE NARROW PATH" TUESDAY, AUG. 26 MARY PICKFORD, IN "A mar illy of Clothesline Alley" WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27 TOM MIX, IN "WESTERN BLOOD" Also1 a Sunshine Comedy "HIS SMASHING CAREER" THURSDAY, AUG. 28 ' MARTIN JOHNSON'S Tanibals of the South Seas" Also a Comedy "TOO MANY SWEETHEARTS" First Show Begins at 8:151 P. M. Admission: Children over 6 under 12, 10c; adults 15c ' ; Auto Smash-Up Tuesday afternoon an auto smash up occurred in front of the Farmers Bank in this city. The ear belonging to L. H. Williams, cashier of that in stitution, a Willys 6, was standing in front of the bank, when a Chevrolet, driven by Mr. Cain, of St Louis, in attempting to pass, crushed into it from the rear with sufficient force to drive it forward several yards. None of the occupants of the Chev rolet were injured, though both the ca.Vs were somewhat damaged, the Willys being the more seriously hurt. Mr. Cain was visiting his folks at Iron Mountain, and in turning the traffic post at the corner, he evident ly lost control of his car temporarily, but his car went wild sufficiently long to cause this disastrous smash. Baled straw at Klein's. Theatre AUGUST 22 DALTON, IN UP SAL" Another Remark able Showing Philip Luithlo, gardener at State Hospital No. 4, attended the State Fair at Sednlia, held the past week, and out of twenty entries of garden and farm products, he secured nine teen premiums, as follows: 1st on Stock Beets. 1st on Blue Grass. 1st on Orchard Grass. 1st on Soy Beans. 1st on Pumpkins. 1st on Parsnips. 1st on Cucumbers. 1st on Peppers. 1st on Squashes. 2nd on Timothy. 2nd on Millet. 2nd on Salsify. 2nd on Collection of Dry Herbs. 3rd on Cabbage (largest head). 3rd on Cabbage, collection. "3rd on Rhubarb. 3rd on Tomatoes. 3rd on Alfalfa. 4th on Collection of Potatoes. This is a splendid showing, consid ering the State at large was in com petition, and in the face of a pro longed and severe drouth in this vi cinity. FRANKLIN BAPTIST ASSO CIATION IN SESSION HERE The Eighty-Seventh Annual Ses sion of the Franklin Baptist Associa tion convened with the Farmington Baptist church on Thursday morning, August 21st. At the opening of the first session over one hundred delegates and visit ors had registered. There are 28 churches in the association and prac tically all of them will be represented. T. E. Gideon of Doe Run was elect ed moderator of the Association for the fourteenth time. W. L. Bouchard, Kditor of the Desloge Sun, was re elected Secretary, and Rev. W. J. Hays, Dr. G. E. Kennedy and Dr. Mil ford Riggs were appointed Reading Clerks. Immediately after the devotional ex ercises, which were conducted by Dr. Riggs, and the election of officers, the Association at once launched into the routine business of the meeting and began considering the reports and letters from the various churches. At the eleven o'clock hour the in troductory sermon was preached by Rev. T. R. White of Leadwood. This was a soul-stirring sermon and put the Association into an earnest and enthusiastic spirit for great work in the local field.- ( Miss Estie Dupree, of St. Louis, Sec. of Women's Work in the St. Louis District, was on the ground ear ly and pushing her work with vigor. Dr. G. N. Nickerson,of Mexico, Mo., is in attendance and representing the interests of Hardin College in the drive for $500,000 for extension and endowment purposes. Representa tives of the other colleges and the va rious departments of church work are ei'pected in bt eroe expected in before the close of the first session. , State Hospital No. 4 has recently inherited from the State a new 7-pas-songer Buick service car and a motor truck; both of which have been well c:.rned and were sorely needed by that splendid institution. ,. Saturday in Farmington, Bonne Terre and Bismarck, for the organization of local chapters of the American Le gion, there was a fairly well attended meeting at the court house in farm ington for that purpose, and consid erable interest was manifested in the meeting. Major W. H. Comans. of St. Fran cois, who had called for these differ ent meetings, was present and made a talk, setting forth the purpose of the proposed organization, which is to be in no sense a military organization, neither is it intended to be in any sense of a political character. The principal thing it will Btrive for is the perpetuation of the achievements of the American army in the late war, and to commemorate the deeds and memories of the heroes who gave up their lives in the struggle for the freedom of the world. Organization was perfected with eighteen charter members, and Fred V. Isenman was elected fost Com mander. Other offices will be filled at the next meeting, which will be held some time in September, the ex act date to be announced later. Wal ter H. LePere was the name selected for the Post, in memory of that val iant and patriotic young hero who gave up his life in service in France. Enlistment in any kind ol army ser vice, whether in this country or abroad, entitles one to membership, and it is the earnest wish and desire of all interested in this organization that everyone entitled to membership will join and help to make this a really live and interesting organiza tion. There will be no entrance fee to pay, and the dues is only 25c a year. Anyone desiring to join snouiu mane their wish known to anyone of the following named gentlemen of this city, who will see that their name is properly enrolled: Fred V. Isenman, K. W. Blomeycr, F. W. Fuhrmeister, W. M. Jennings, Wm. Gower, Lynn Dobbins, Edward Ilerzog or Edward Kffrein. If it is not convenient to sec any of these, then a postal card re quest to any of them will serve your purpose. Big Deal in Dirt Announcement has just been made of the sale of 1,700 acres of jand near Hayti, in Pemiscot county,' by T. P. Russell & Co., to Mississippi parties, for $285,000, which is perhaps the biggest land deal that has been con summated in this part of the State in many yearn. The land in this deal is as fine as "ft crow ever flew over", so that the prico paid is not considered to be at all excessive. The growing crop and seventy head of mules went with the land. The late owners of this excellent tract formerly lived in Farmington, beginning operations on a compara tively small acreage of this great tract only a few years ago, constantly adding to their holdings from the profits of the land they farmed. This is a forceful demonstration of the wonderful possibilities that are still offered in Southeast Missouri to real energy and enterprise. DON'T MISS THIS ONE Owing to a most deplorable misun derstanding, the Community Sing of August 9th, was abandoned at the last moment, 'but on Saturday evening of this week, one of the best that we have had will take place on the lawn of the High School at 7 o'clock. The affair is to be especially for the old people and the program is made up of the dear old songs that we all love to hear. Besides the community sing ing, there will be solos by all our fine singers, and everything is being done to make the occasion one long to be remembered in Farmington. Seats will bo provided for everyone, so that you may hear the concert in comfort and not feel obliged to remain in your car at the curb. The program as arranged is: Swance River Audience. Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms Tom Miles. Annie Laurie Audience. Duet Miss Euda Wilson and W. H. Harlan. Solo Mrs. Orear. Dixie Audience. In the Gloaming Miss Louise Morris. Whispering Hope Mrs. Nelson and Mrs. Orear. The Old Oaken Bucket Audience. Solo Mr. Boyd. Homo, Sweet Home Mrs. Nelson. Auld Lang Syne Audience. Bring all the old people load up your car with them that they may enjoy this delightful occasion. If there is some song you would like to hear, call up the committee or the newspaper office. The date. Saturday. Aug. 23d; the place, High School; the hour, 7 p. m. HOME CONVENIENCE DAY Friday, August 29th, is Home Con venience Day in St. Francois county. A tous will be made of the following homes Tiaving conveniences: I, H. Robinson, Geo. Busick, J. C. Ballard, W. H. Counts, C. B. Denman, Chas. Westmeyer, C. C. Weimer, E. M. Herwig, T. Zapf, John Cook, Chas. Hopkins. Mrs. Ash burn, and E.'E. Swink. . Cars will leave the Farm Bureau office at 9:30 Friday morning., .; The ladies will take lunch so that they may have a picnic lunch an route. Don't fail to be on this tour. . The labor situation in the Lead Belt continues practically unchanged, at least insofar as outWBrd appearances indicate. The strike order has not yet gone into effect, and there ap pears to be some reason for hope that the trouble will come to a head with out that necessity. There are rumors to the effect that the f ederal L,eaa Co. will open up all their shafts, on full time about September 1st, and . there are also other reports that would indicate that the chances are improving for the employers and em ployees coming to an equitable under standing. It has long been known that trie management of the Doe Run Co. has been principally to blame for bring ing about the strained situation that has long been in existence throughout that district, and for this the local manager, C. J. Adami, has been se verely blamed. But The Times desires to be fair in all things. Therefore, we would remind our reads that wr. Adami is only a hired man, similar to the thousands of other wage earners in that field, and that he was only do ing the bidding of his superiors when he has taken drastic steps, at ainer ent times, the radicalism of which has aroused deepest hatred among the workers and their friends. The facts are that the one man who is princi pally to blame for all the trouble in the Lead Belt is none other than President Crane, of the Doe Run Lead Co. Any action taken by anyone else connected with that company must first have his approval. Let the blame and censure rest where they belong. More Herefords to This County On Monday of this week C. B. Den man received a car load of cows and heifers, which he bought last week from the Longview Hereford Ranch at PaolR, Kansas. In the shipment were 22 yearling heifers, 6 young cowe and 2 calve9. One of the calves is a Double Beau Mischief and the other is by a brother of Ardmore, the great show bull. These cows and heifers are of Beau Donald, Tippeca noe, Gay Lad and other popular blood lipes. Mr. Denman will breed part of the heifers to Don Fairfax through the winter and will sell the most of them and the open heifers in his next an nual sale, which -will be held on June 3, 1920. At the Longview Ranch, where these cattle were bought, were some 400 head of cows and heifers, so Mr. Denman had a good bunch to se lect from. The bringing of this new blood into the county will be of material benefit to the already popular and ever in creasing "Whitefaces." vVhile away, Mr. Denman visited several of the big herds around Kansas City and says he saw some mighty good ones but the price was a little too high, one man asking $800 per head for his she stuff. He says that he returned home thinking more than ever of the 80 head he has on his Copenhagen Farms. He also says that he thinks that in no part of the country are! good Herefords as cheap as right here in St. Francois county, nor can they be produced as good and with as small a feed cost as the average farmer here can do; he thinks the future very bright for trade in purebred cattle. Mr. Denman says that he was much impressed while away with the way the big breeders were using the knife on the common to fair kind of bull calves. Some of them looked pretty good, too, but he feels sure this is the surest way to raise the standard for better cattle, and with beef steers near the $20 mark, there is mighty good money in the pure bred steer business. FIRES AT FREDERICKTOWN From the program that was pulled off in Fredericktown Tuesday it would appear that B61shevists had broken . loose in our neighboring city, three separate and distinct fires occurring within a few hours. The first and 'biggest fire broko out about 2 p. m., and completely destroyed the Mer chants hotel, a bank, and a barber shop, all in the same building. These buildings and contents were completely destroyed, with small insurance. A change in the hotel management was on the eve of being made. A Mr. Os born was to take charge, and he had just received new furniture with which to equip the hotel, but fortun ately it had rot yet been moved in. While this fire was at its height, nnother alarm sounded, caused from , fire in the Annex building, which was soon suppressed, with but small dam age. At 6 o'clock the same afternoon another fire alarm smote the ears of the overworked populace, and this time the fire was in the home of Fred Demard, on College Hill, which home and contents were soon reduced to ruins. It was not only a busy, but also a sad day for Fredericktown. A GOOD DINNER Does that attract your attention? If so, then you should bear in mind that Henry C. Koob, a celebrated chef. is now in charge of the Iron Mountain Hotel, and is prepared to serve a really good dinner at the prevailing price of a very ordinary dinner. His , ... Sunday dinners especially, are excel-.ti lent. Mr. Koob is prepared to give special attention to automobile par tics.. ',-' ' ' , John Neidert was a business visitor in Kansas City the first of the week.