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VOL. 48 FARMINGTON, ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBERS. 1921 NO. 36 , Will Close On Sunday's Game Was a Slugfest Many Detention Germany Is the Labor Day TIME TO KNOCK OFF Homes Needed ' y . nJ The following stores of this city will be closed .on Labor Day, next Monday, Sept. 6th, from 10 a. m. for the remainder of the day: Fischer Mercantile Company. Karsch Shoe Company. Klein Grocer Company. Economy Cash Shoe Store. Farmington Mercantile Company, ' C. F. Rickus. Morris Brothers. Henderson Store Company. Farm Bureau Notes Farmers' Tour a Success , In spite of the threatening weather, twenty farms in St. Francois county were visited Saturday, by the Madi son county farmers. About forty per sons from Madison county and ten from St. Francois county made the tour, " ' The Madison county farmers ex pressed themselves as being extremely well pleased with the trip which they thought was a success in every way. They were particularly impressed with the excellent beef and dairy cattle which they saw on this tour. According to plans made by the St. Francois County Farm Bureau, the tour was so arranged that the visit ors arrived in Farmington at noon, where dinner was provided by. the Farm Bureau. The first stop after . noon was at Roy Johnson's. After the livestock here was seen, short talks were made by Mr. Tnppmeyer, County Agent from Fredericktown, by the Madison County Farm Bureau President, and by Mr. Schuttler, President of the St. Francois County Farm Bureau. ' The tour was so successful in get ting the breeders of beef and dairy cattle from the two counties together that interest was stimulated in the keeping of purebred herds. It will, in all probability, result in the purchase, by the ' Madison county farmexs,--f some of the excellent beef sires owned by the St. Francois county farmers. IS CLUB WORK WORTH WHILE A few days ago, I visited a boy who belonged to one of tho Calf Clubs or ganized in the spring. His father be ing awr.y from home nt the time,. I had an excellent chance to talk to the boy as we werit to the pasture to see his heifer. I soon learned that he had joined a pig club a few years ago. He told me that he had paid for his pig, raised severtl litters, had paid for the feed they had eaten and that he had bought the registered heifer with the returns. He also had sold some shouts since buying the heifer. The degree of interest in and knowl edge of farm problems he showed was remarkable for a boy thirteen years of age. When he was asked if he was going to be a farmer, his answer was what one would expect from a boy of such sterling qualities and who had done what he had. He also said he tl.ought that after finishing the grade school he would attend high school and then the College of Agriculture at Columbia. Parents, as well as communities, can justly be proud of having such boys. This is the type of boys that will make good farmers and good citizens. Such boys will grow into men that are the bulwark of the nation. The more such men the country has, the less crime and more and better schools and churches will be seen. Certainly the parents of this boy are responsible for the promise of success that he shows. By aiding him in securing a gilt, giv ing him the profits therefrom and en couraging him to invest in something anyone could be proud to have on a St. Francois county farm, the parents of this boy have done a great deal for him. His love for the farm, for crops, 'and livestock and his knowledge of farm problems, which have been stim ulated by club work are worth many times more to him than the profits which' the parents might have kept and given him at somi far distant fu ture time.i perhaps after he had be- come dissatisfied with the farm and would be depending upon his daily wage for an existence. . ,, .. .. This is only -one of . the many boys and girls whom clubs are aiding and are keeping on the farm, well prepar ed for farm life. . Boys and girls . so assisted and their, interest so stimulat ed, together with the culture and re finement resulting from schools . and churches, are what the world needs probably as much as anything. Roy I. Coplen, County Farm Agent. . Tnm TTontnn nf Par&tmnU. Ark. .spent the week-end in Farmington. The Elvins baseball team opposed the home team in a game Sunday af ternoon on the Yeargain grounds. The visitors came with a reputation that their game failed to justify. From the beginning it was a regular slugfest for Farmington.- Gordon and Lavar were the box artists for the visitors, and after the fourth inning Gordon was supplanted by Lavar. who was said to have big league ambitions, But if he had any such ambition, the manner in which Farmington pounded him Sunday perhaps gave him a new slant on such prospects. Often did the home team bat around in an in ning, and appeared to be retired more from physical exhaustion than from the ability of their opponents. Up to the eighth inning Elvins was held down to two runs, neither of them being deserved. In the eighth, however, through a series of costly errors, the visitors scored several times, and in the last inning the per formance was similar, so that the final score was 16 to 10 in favor of Farm ington. It was Valle's home run in the fourth that caused the visitors to supplant ' Gordon with Lavar, but such change hardly diminished the ex ecution of the Farmington batsmen, who scored 18 hits to 9 for the visit ors. Gaines Here Sunday and Labor Day Irondale is billed for another game here Sunday, when an interesting and hotly contested game is expected. Irondale registered one of the few de feats of the home team two weeks aeo. and 't is the firm belief nf .mir boys that they cannot th) it again. While a game for Labor Day has not yet been arranged, efforts are be ing made to stage a double-header on the home grounds tha' day, 30 Years for Bank Robbery The trial of Chas. Harris was held in the. Washington county circuit court this week, on the charge of hav ing robbed the bank at Caledoina sev eral months ago. On Wednesday the jury returned a verdict of guilty and assessed punishment at 30 years in the penitentiary. B. H. Marbury was special prosecut or in this case. Harris' home was in Elvins. NEW LIBRARY BOOKS The Farmineton Library Dresents another list of fine books, the gifts of some of the citizens of the town and of friends in St. Louis. The Boy Scout's Test. The Other Side of the Deor. Jungle Tales of Tarzon. Ballads, Poems and Other Poems. The Camp Fire Girls at Work. The Camo Fire Girls and Aunt Madge. Camp Fire Girls Success. Camp Fire Girls Week-end Party. Camp Fire Girls Duty Call. Camp Fire Girls in High School. Kathie 'o Three Wishes. Trouble Fixer. Orange and Green. Penrod. Uncle Wiggly's Laurels. Cuddy. Cuddy Baby. A Little Miss Nobody. Molly Brown of Kentucky. J. Cole. v The Battle of the Strong. The Prodigal Judge. The Flaming Sword. The Amateur Gentleman. Immennsee. The Carpet from Bagdad. Corperal Cameron. White Mice. The Battle Ground. Tho Ne'er Do Well.' - Measuring the Results of Teaching. Dr. Jekel and Mr. Hyde. tiigntning. Black Sheep-Black Sheep. The Starling. The Great Desire. Up Rebels. The Danger Mark. Only an Irish Boy. Our Little Ann. Love's Privilege. Boy Scouts of the Eagle Patrol. Tha Awakening of Japan.. . Moon Calf. , .r.. ,,, Two Years Before the Mast. Romola. '"' ' " Felix Nolt. '" ' v Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch. . Westward Ho,,-; Back to God's Country. Snow Image.' " ' ; Sohrab and' Rust um. " Ladies of the- White House. Boy Scouts on the Trail. Robinson Crusoe. , , Around the World. Red Cross Girls in the British Trenches. v The Strange Calm of the Catamount Island. . Famous Living Americans. Adrift on an Ice Pan. Being a Boy. The Prince and Pauper. The House of Seven Gables,' !' COfvRtaMT 12' Pyft AVOCASTER ftCRW CO Locked Up By Injunctions Injunctions were issued the first of the week against several alleged "blind tigers" that have long been op erating in the Lead Belt, and imme diately the Sheriff and -deputies got busy in locking and barring hose joints from the public. The four places that have thus been "tied up" are supposed to bo owned by Tom Baker and C. R. Huddleson at Des- loce; G-aorge May at Flat River; John Craft and John Cook, both of Bonne Terre. These places are c.ll old land marks in those communities, and are said to be well known to many who are accustomed to "teasing the tiger." These injunctions 'ome as a partial answer to the question put in The Times of last week, "Why Not Get the Big Ones?" This work is good, so far as it goes. Eut there are said to be a number of other such places still open in Jiose communities and selling booze. If law is to be upheld, so that the law-breaker will be made to respect it, there positively must not be any favoritism shown in this matter. Injunctions should be at once issued and carried out against every place that is known to be used as a den for the ''blind tiger." Arrested On Suspicion Constable Webster arrested a young man in Flat River Wednesday by tho name of Wm. Pitts, on suspi cion of being wanted in Carter county on the charge of assault to rob. Web ster had recently received notice from Sheriff J. E. Oliver, of , Van Buren, that he understood Pitts was in the Lead Belt. Webster began to look around for the man wanted.'and soon discovered a lad, apparently not more than 20 years old, of that name. He alst discovered that his conduct since he had been in Flat River was not above suspicion, 'he having been charged with having held up several craps games while thero. He was brought to Farmington Wednesday afternoon and Deputy Sheriff Giles Hunt called up Sheriff Oliver and told him Pitts was under arrest here, and should he hold him. The Carter county Sheriff asked that the prisoner be held for him and he would start at once. And he surely did come immediately, arriving here by automobilo the same evening, which must have required a trip of 90 to 100 miles.1 iJ ' ' MARRIAGE LICENSES Aug, 2t-!-Emmett Edward Smith, of Elvins, and' Lucy Marie Denton, of Kansas City. ;. . -, Aug. 27 Clarence Halbrook, j of Route 2, Farmington, and Gussie Dal ton, of Flat River. Aug. 81 Lottie Groggins and Effie Crocker, both of Flat River. . Chautauqua Was a Great Success The five days Chautauqua program in this city closed Saturday night and that it was considered to have bean a success is evidenced by the fact that the contract ,for jiext year's performance was perfected before the final program had been given. Large audiences were in attendance at every performance, all of which were either entertaining or edifying and instruc tive. Some splendid talent was in this manner brought to our city that could not otherwise have been secured. One of the outstanding attractions of this year's program was Edna Means, a reader of charming person ality and unusual mastery of her art. Her performance will long be pleas antly remembered by all who heard her. But by far the most interesting and instructive number on this year's program was that given by Montra- ville M. Wood, an inventor of consid erable note, who exhibited and ex plained many of his truly remarkable inventions. His demonstration of the gyroscope, of which he is the inventor, was particularly interesting, and in dicated that there is still a wide field of usefulness yet to be opened up for that marvelous invention. Even the underwriters of the Chau tauqua were so thoroughly satisfied with the performances generally that most of them willingly signed up for another year, even though they were forced to "dig up" $5each in order to make up the deficiency this year. Wild Woman Apprehended A women mado her escape from State Hospital No. 4 Wednesday eve ning and created considerable excite ment about town before she was ap prehended by Night Watchman Geo. Sutherland, who escorted her back to that institution on the pretense of tak ing her to a priest or preacher, whom she desired to solve some of her spirit ual troubles. Oft her way down town she stopped in at one of the churches while prayer meeting was in progress, and it is said she almost made many of those pres ent forget that they had any business there. However, she is reported to be harmless, simply carrying out her hal ucinations. MARY E. WRAY Died Aug. 29th, at thr City Hospi tal in St. Louis, at the age of 74 years. Deceased was formerly a res ident of this city,: but moved to St Louis a number of years ago. The remains were . brought here Wednesday and funeral services were held at the Christian church at 2:30. Interment was in the K, of P. ceme tery. - Miss Evalyn Woods, of Doe Rim, spent Wednesday in Farmington. If half of the talcs that reaches The Times is true, or if but a small part of the suspicious things the writer seo3 personally, means a break ing down of the morals of this com- munity, then it is evident this com munity is in greatest need of some method of preventing ycung girls from associating with male compan ions, unchaperoned, at night. We say young girls for the ason that they are entitled to, and should have, ev ery protection that can possibly be 1) given them; not that the apparent ap palling- wave of immorality is con fined to young girls. If those of ma ture age elect to take such a course, then there is perhaps no possible way to prevent them. ' , , Should the mothers be approached along the line of the necessity for keeping her daughter in at night if she will listen to such suggestions at all she will perhaps say that tho daughter is beyond her control, that she will slip out of the house without her knowledge or consent, 'or some other similar reason will be given. The lure of night automobile riding and its resulting evils is the one prin cipal cause for this apparent break ing down of the morals of many of the young girls of this community, and the resulting harm must always rebound on the girl herself and, worse still on her parents. But the girls themselves are often blind as to the ultimate result that the irrepara ble damage is done them before they realize how foolish they have been. This problem is the most 'difficult one, perhaps impossible, of satisfac tory solution. But if things continue as they are now apparently going, what is to become of succeeding gen erations? If there is no better solu tion, then the most drastic steps should be taken in order to. save the race from moral leprosy. We judge that what is apparently going on in this community is true of practically 'everjT-dllier" community throughout the land. It might be necessary to establish detention homes for the pro tection of the girls, where they can be guarded against ell evil-minded, trespassers and not be permitted to go about, except with a chaperone. The devil seems to be usually present with night joy riders, so that the youth, boys and girls, are robbed of their usual good sense and power 'of re sistence. It is up to the parents to find the proper safeguard against this apparently rapidly growing and blighting evil. The Times mukca these suggestions for the reason that appearances indicate it is high time that more restraining measures should be brought to bear in this all important matter. Fine Addition . to Orphanage Most excellent improvements are now under way at the Presbyterian orphanage in this city, which is un der the efficient management of Su perintendent Stinson. The improve ments will consist of sleeping porch es and fire escapes, three stories in height" and 16x45 feet in dimension, along the east side of the building. The structure will bo composed en tirely of reinforced concrete and brick, and will be absolutely fire proof. . vThe entire addition will be enclosed in inch mesh steel wire screen, and will add greatly to the beauty of the building, as well as to the safety of the ever-increasing num ber of young lives that are being guarded there. Andy Hawn, of this city, is in charge of the work, which it is esti mated will cost about $3,600. Automobile Stolen An automobile belonging to George Morris was stolen from the owner's. garage Saturday night. On Sunday morning the car was found not far from where it had been - removed, where the guilty party, or parties, had left it after having lad their Joy ride, or doing whatever other devil ment they may have had in mind. The car showed evidences of con siderable service and hard usage. If the guilty parties can be found, no mercy should be shown in meting out justice to them. There are a number of young highwaymen in this com munity who seem to think it is no of fense to steal from an automobile, or even steal the car itself. Notwithstanding the heavy bur-, dens that were placed on Germany by the victors in the recent world war which many friends of Germany, liv ing in America, have denominated as being insufferable" that defeat ed and "deplorable" oountry is com ing forward in a manner that - is truly surprising to many. In this1 connection we would draw another il lustration of the apparent inefficiency of the' American Congress, in addi tion to what was printed last week under the heading "Congressional lmpotency, ' as it seems tnat ooay or. statesmen are not yet generally awak ened from the lethargy that has op pressed them since the close of the war. ' The manner in which Germany. the supposed loser in the late war is already recovering from 'the despond of defeat is well illustrated in the manner in which she is promptly pay- ivtew tfP Lai vnv inilamnitv wliinlt Manv of her friends were but recently la-. ' - - menting could not be done. Yet the indications are that the German peo ple are not bowed more heavily, in comparison, to pay her enormous war obligations, than are the ' victorious people of this country, as well as 'all the other allied countries. .To one who had neither eyes nor ears such ft thing might prove mysterious, even impossible.' But to those who can both see and hear, and has sufficient men tality to add two and two, the reason is quite apparent as to how Germany is now recovering from the effects of the late war far more rapidly than is any of the countries that are supposed to have conquered her. Some are even now asking the why and wherefore of this mysterious per formance, whereby Germany is al ready turning her recent defeat into what at this time appears to be over whelming business victory. It is this way: Not to German sagacity is this thing being done thut is likely to prove s fortaatite-the ""supposed victors in the late war. It is the di rect result of the supposed handicap that was saddled on the defeated by the victors. One of the terms of peace provides that Germany shall not main tain an army or navy. Therein is the point that within a very few years will enable poor defeated and discred ited Germany to pin her business abil ity and financial resources high above those of her late victors. Can anything more simple, not yet more stupendous, than that be im agined? Think of it: Poor old de feated Germany is deprived of the privilege and pleasure of supporting both an army and navy, and ihe ines timable sums thus saved by being de prived of "fire-works" are permitted to remain in the hands of her frugal people, a part of which goes to pay war indemnities. There is little rea son to doubt, however, that the paying of war indemnities falls more lightly on the shoulders of the defeated than would the keeping of a German army and navy. Therefore is it difficult to see the inestimable benefits resulting to Germany by the terms that were forced on them by the Allies. How many years would you estimate will it t require for Germany to be leading in both the business and financial world? A very few years will bring about that condition of affairs if things are per- miitea 10 continue as iney are now (su ing. Yet the supposed brains of the world wrote and perfected that peace treaty. Their desire to put Germany under a peace bond thut would re strain her from further mischief mak ing was laudable, but when they fail ed to see that world disarmament is the greatest safeguard against war, and decided to keep immense standing armies and navies to protect them selves from Germany, which they had made toothless, they put in the mouth of the monster exactly the kindi of ifontiatrv most needed to make her surpnss all competitors in the march of progress. With the backs of the people in all the Allied countries alarmingly bowed with taxes in order to make even a very poor display of "fireworks" otherwise Called an ar my and navy it will certainly be a most discouraging sight to them to see their late vanquished foe forging rapidly forward to hef ultimate des tiny, under existing conditions, to be the supreme financial power of the world. And then what? But we have gone far enough with this picture. . Those who will not see are already Richard Williams was in Spring field the lest of the week on business.