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BASE BALL PARK for Farmingtofl? ' 10, Pages TtiisVeek FARMINGTON. ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, JANUARY 20. 1922 V. NO. 3 VOL: 49 Farm Bureau Notes i Mrs. Or.'Gi Scbuttlesy .Farmington, 5McW R. F.'-D. No 1. has been asked by 'the Secretary of Agriculture, Henry C. ur.Uc-e take nart- in President Hawlinir's Agricultural Conference at Washington, for the week beginning January 23rd. The purpose of this conference is to consider agricultural nwthlamt nrsRBnt and future. Mrs. L1iii,,1ai' la Ann nt the active members of the Executive Committee of the County Farm Bureau. The following extracts are taken from President Harding's letter ta Secretary Wallace (taken from Wallace's Farmer): "I .m wriffnv to ask VOU lO Call a national conference to consider the ag ricultural problems 01 ins ftrne vim all well aware of the L. ncrrirultural depression which -mi.tm thrnmrhniit the land and the ex traordinary conditions which brought about the present situation. No one will pretend that the present condi tions, coum nave oeen avumeu, lit willing to atrree that there ought not to be some corrective and constructive steps taiten w rrare dy the severe hardships under which o imDortant a portion of our produc tive citizenship is struggling. I am convinced that a conference may be made a very helpful agency in sug gesting practical ways of improve ment, particularly if brought into co ordination with the helpful investiga tion which has been begun by the congressional committee committed to a related work. ..... . "Such a conference might divide it self into two parts: one part to give consideration to our present day dif ficulties which, though temporary, are serious and need effective atten tion; the other part, a survey of the future in an effort to determine upon general policies, Having in view me maintenance of production, the great est possible use and at the same time the conservation of our agricultural resources, and the more complete co ordination of our agricultural, manu facturing and general business inter ests." "It is unquestioned that a confer ence will bring tutoa clearer Under standing of the problems before us. I would like you to bring into the con ference, not only the ablest represen tatives of agricultural production, which shall represent our great coun try in the broadest possible way, but 1 think much (rood would conrfe if you will include in tho conference, those who are engaged in industry most in timately associated with agriculture. It will clarify our views if we may hav present reprmuiiiv? or " u more important Interests which are closely related ana aepenacne on ag riculture. I trust these representa tives will be invited. I must leave the ' make-up of the conference to your i more intimate knowledge of those who may confer most helpfully, but I will be glad if you will Immediately issue invitations so that ooth the country and the government may have the benefit of the earliest possible sugges tions which will, come from such a meeting." This recognition on the part of bec rctary Wallace, of Mrs. Schuttler's ability to represent the interests of farmers, is of no little importance. As Mrs. Schuttler will voice its senti ments, the local Farm Bureau may justly feel that it has a vital part in the conference; Community Meetings on Liming Well Attended. ' More than 230 people attended the meetings held in the different com munities last week. One reel of mov ing pictures was shown at these meet ings. P. F. Schowengert, Soil Special ist from the Extension Service, Col lege of Agriculture,, assisted in hold ing these meetings. Twenty-two co operators to pot on liming demonstra tion, were secured. Better Bull Campaign-Progressing . From all indications at present, the Better Bull Campaign, being put on by the Farm Bureau, will result in the replacement of a large number of scrub and grade bulls by registered A nnnrt came from one of the outlying sections of the county, to the effect tnat many lai-me m i -woi in crura registered bulls on this plan. On the other hand, breed ers of purebred bulls are offering some of their bulls in exchange for the scrubs and grades. Swine Specialist here Jan. 26 and 27. W. H. Rusk, of the Agricultural Ex tension Service, will be in the county Jan. 26 and 27 to assist in pork pro duction problems. One or two night will ho arranged. The plan used recently when, the dairy special ist was in the county will perhaps be used. The co-operation of those peo ple interested in pork feeding and breeding is asked in order that Mr. Rusk's service may , be made the most Any community that desires a meet ing should get in touch with the Coun ty Agent at once, ". Any farmer that would like to have Mr. Rusk and the Count? Agent come to his farm on either of these ; two . days should get his Request in at once.. The-schedule d .,;E;t will ho made out and the farmer asked to notify his neighbor of these meetings, on nis larra. ... HOME DEMONSTRATION NOTES St. Francois County Poultry Co-operators Place. High in Farm Flock Laying Contest Two St. BVancois county poultry co-operators, in the Missouri Farm Flock Laying Contest placed hitrhest in their class in the State. These people are Mrs. Roy Johnson, Farm ington, R. F. D. No. 4, aid J. W. For- Ir MAIL DELIVERED ONLY TO THE' FELLOW shee, Irondale. Mrs. Johnson has White Wyan dottes and her average per lien for year was 163.1. The flock which plac ed f tcond, had an average per hen of 148.2. Mrs. Johnson went in as a demonstration flock co-operator in No vember, 1920. Her hens made a good enough record so that in November, 1921. the flock nualfied for the Cert- fled Breedne Project. All the hens in the certified flock are now being care- e nuw ueuiK -.- 1 fully trap-nested so that an ndividual juiij kiau iiv. n.u o rennrrl is kent. Mr. Forshee headed the list in the State for the Rhode Island Red flocks. His hens averaged 146.1 per hen for the year. Mr. Forshee also went into the demonstration flock work in November. 1920. His hens made good enough records to qualify for the certified Breeding Project No vember, 1921. Mr. Forshee is trap- tho orf ifipH RrnpHino- Proiect No- nesting m order to get maiviauai rec ords. He has a much larger flock of hens this year, the total coming around or over lot). Mr. rorsnee bibo has a new 36 by 36 Missouri poultry house. These people are not the only ones who have found it a good thing to im prove their poultry.; .There arj four teen others throughout the eounty who are trying to bring up egg pro duction and the quality of farm flocks by right feeding,- housing and general care. Oak-Grove Holds First 1922 Meeting of Community Club, The first monthly meeting of the Oak-Grove Community Club was held Wednesday, Jan. 11th, at the home oi Mrs. Roy Johnson. The subject for the afternoon was "Serving." It was divided into three parts: first, the dif ferent pieces of silverware commonly used; Becond, laying the table for simple home dinner and for a five course meal; and third, decorations for the table. Thn first nnrt was carried out by an exhibit of various knives, forks and appons, the uses of which were guessed by eacn.one presem, aiier which the leader explained the com mnn RAnnp reasons for their shape. Thn second nart was developed by illustrations of various kinds of eco nomical and attractive table coverings which can be made easily by farm wo men. These included the hamtas sets, tnhln runners, luncheon centerpieces, and doilies with accompanying dinner and tea napkins. To complete this part, the table waa laid, nrst, ior me sim ple home diner, and then fdr a five course dinner for special occasions. The third part consisted oi an ex hibit of various enameled plant and flower containers that can be made at home. A demonstration was given of the arrangement of various materials for table decorations which are avail able without cost in every farm com munity; i. e., bitter sweet, buck bush, pine, flowers. Last in this part was a Semonstratifwi-of the tinting of white flowers any desired shade by the use of wool dies. The program was closed with a demonstration by each individual of some rule of table etiquette, while the others gave some reasons why they thought this rule should be correct. All the women agreed that the meet ing was very instructive and enter taining. PUBLIC SCHOOL NOTES Friday of last week closed the third six-weeks period of the present school year. Regular Period Reports will be sent to all parents indicating the progress each pupil has made in his school work. Parents are: earnestly requested to examine the reports very carefully, and talk over with each child the grades indicated on the report. If any child fails to take his report home, by the end of the week, please call his teacher,,. if in the grades, and if in the high. . schools call his faculty adviser,-. or Ihe: -principal, Mr. Hal liamanv After- reports have been ?arefully examinet1' tncy should be .limned; and returned to school. How aver, no Dareitt 1 should sign a re port without first scrutinizing it care- iiully, and satisfying himself that the markings are understood in every oe ail. If the report indicates that an hild is not doing satisfactory school work, in whole or in part, the teacher ye school management should be con sulted, and some definite plans formu lated for correcting the defect during the next period. The school failures Have You Made a Contribution An error has crept into the minds of many regarding the raising o funds for the Woodrow Wilson Foun dation project. It seems quite prob able that such error can be traced td the statement that St. trancois coum - - ----- , ; , ,4 y s quota oi wuum UB '" l nrnpnft i-niqpl) thn sum of S20. While that is true, there are quite a number of precincts in the county where perhaps no contributions will be raised. Anvwav there would be no sense or reason in such an opportionment. No community need ear an wrconsr ... - . - " ... ouuon. All should raise what they can. Those communities with targe Domilation and great wealth will net discontinue such worthy endeavor when a certain amount has been se cured for this worthy work. Anyone wishing to make a contribution to ttie Woodrow Wilson Foundation fund should hand it to J. C. Watson, cli air man of the county organization, ' or send it to him in Farmington, oro anyone else who ha been authorised to solicit rer this rund. of pupils are very serious matters. and should, if possible, be corrected at once. Keport cards indicate serious efforts on the part of teachers and the school management to keep parents informed regarding the progress of the child, his attendance, apparent .ef fort, and school attitude. The report is worthy of your attention. Do not pass it by lightly. Dr. W. J. Hawkins, Field Secretary of Washington University, made his annual visit to the high school on Wednesday morning, and addressed the student body in his usual pleasing and instructive manner. His theme was "The Value of Higher Education and its Relation to Present Day Prob lems. Dr. Hawkins showed the ne cessity for higher education in meet ing and solving the intricate and so cial problems of the present. While here he consulted with the members of the Senior Class regarding their plans for the future, and incidentally point ed out to them some of the advantag es of Washington University, Mid-winter athletic activities are Tn full operation in the St. Francois County High School Association, ol which Farmington High School is a member. On last Friday evening both the girls' and boys' basket ball teams of eLad Wood High School met simi lar teams of the local high school, on the Farmington court. Both games were well played and rather vigor ously contested. The Farmington girls showed great improvement, and played a very effective game on de fense. Their offense, though not strong, resulted in a -very pleasing score. They defeated the Leadwood girls by the score of 14 to 0. Their recent great improvement indicates that they are strongly in the race for the indoor penant in. basket ball. The Farmington boys, led by their invine- ble captain, (Jeo. Uetring, had a much harder contest, but succeeded in win ning by the score of 15 to 9. This week-end both teams will go to Elvins where they meet the Elvins H. S. teams. On Saturday night, the 14th. the Eighth Grade boys' team of Farming ton played the Elvins Eighth Grade boys on the fine Elvins court in their excellent new high school building. The Farmington lads ran through the lirst tialf of the game rather smoothly, winning in that half by the score of 17 to 10. In the second period, how over, the Elvins boys returned with wonoertui speed and almost played tho Karmingtonians off their feet. For grade pupils the game in that half wxs fa3t and furious, with the advan tage all on the side of Elvins. During that period Elvins scored . fourteen noints to Farmington'a eight, making :he final score for the game 25 to 24 in favor or rarmington. Since Elvins. Dcsloge and eLadwood have erected fine modern high scnooi juildings with adenuate. gymnasium tccommodations, Farmington High ichool is the only large high school in he county that does not have even omfortable, or presentable gymnast- m quarters. Farmington has by far he largest high school enrollment in he county, and her athletic talent is econd to none in this part of the state, and the people of the communi- NEXT DOOR Poultry Associa tion Organized A St. Francois County Poultry As sociation wa3 organized last Satur day afternoon, in the Farm Bureau offices in this city. A number of chicken fanciers and breeders were in attendance at the meeting, and the movement was launched with consid erable enthusiasm. The purpose of the organization is to put this county well up toward the top among the counties in the State as a breeder and producer of fine chickens, which is recognized as one of the most produc tive of industries of the future. Already this county is entitled to consideration in the production of thoroughbred chickens, as was abundantly demonstrated at the ex hibit made during the fair here last fall, when there were displayed sev eral hundred coops of chickens that would have been most hreditable even at a State fair, especially to the amateur fancier. But this new asso eiation proposes to greatly expand mA vnlaree the breeding of fine chick ih in this -county, though there will be no effort to boost one breed above another, so long as they are purebred stock.' The organization was perfected by the election of the following officers for the year: President G. S. Powell. Vice-President Arthur Calvird. Sec.-Treas. H. O. Williams. Executive Committee Elbert Hunt, A. P. Denby, Barton Wagoner, Mrs. I Chas. Hopkins and Mrs. J. E. Beard. The next meeting of the association will be held in this city on Saturday, Feb. 4th, when all who are interested in the poultry industry are urged to be present and participate. At that meeting by-laws will be submitted and perhaps adopted, and all are invited tof become members of the Associa tion. The dues will be $1 a year, of which 50c will be used to keep up the local organization, while 50c will be sent to the State Poultry Association for each member, which will automat ically make them all members of the State Association also, entitling eacn to all the information and literature that is being sent out constantly by the State organization. It is a most worthy organization, which will doubtless resilt in inestimable benefit, not only to the members, but also to this entire county. Big Fire in Fredericktown A fire at Fredericktown Monday night destroyed the large hardware store of E. H. Bess and the adjoining buildine. which The Times is inform ed, was occupied by a garage. Owing to the primitive conditon of that town in regard to lire protection, for a time much of the business section was threatened, and it was only through the industry of bucket brigades that the Are was suppressed. Onlv a small Dart of the loss caused by Monday might's Are would equip Fredericktown with efficient fire fight- ine eauipment. Perhups the advanced rate that must be paid ior nre protection there for a few years would also pay for paraphernal to successfully fight fires. We hope our neighboring city will soon wake up to this fact. Vireil . Swearineen and Henry Brown, both of Flat Kiver. were giv en preliminary hearings in 'Squide Cleveland's court in Flat River Mon day, on the charge of burglary ano larceny. They were bound over to circuit court, their bondfl being fixed at $500 on each count, Brown being held on three counts, while Sweann een is held on a single charge. In default of bond they are now in the county jail. " ty owe-it to their young people that they be provided with ample and com fortable gymnasium quarters. It ii hoped- that large numbers of our citi zens will accompany the teams on their trips to the neighboring towns and become acquainted with the ath letic facilities provided in thbse towns for the athletic activities of their pu- Pil. G. of C. Meeting : Monday Night ; "Ari interesting and profitable meet ing of tho Chamber of Commerce was held Monday night, with President M. P. Cayce in the chair. While there wat a fair attendance, not nearly so many were in attendance as there should have been, when the great im portance of the work that is being undertaken by that organization is considered. The new secretary, Rol la Cozean, read the minutes of the last meeting, which were adopted as read. A number of matters tending to the good end improvement of Farm ington and community were brought up and discussed, and action taken to carry some of them to successful con clusion. Henry Manley, who ia choir man of the production department, made an interesting report on some work he has been doing, and suggest ed the advisability of getting busy, in the encouragement of larger produc tion of tomatoes, beans, corn, straw berries, etc., for canning purposes, in the. production of which this commun ity is particularly well adapted. With sufficient production of such crops canning factories could bo made most productive, and would also atford a market for all such products. Not only that, it would keep an inestima ble amount of wealth right here at home. Hin suggestions made an im pression on his hearers, and he was urired to continue along the lines of endeavor ho had started, and both per sonal and financinl aid was voted him in his splendid efforts. H. O. Williams, the recently elected Secretarv-Treasurer of the St. Fran cois County Poultry Association, who was a visitor, was called on to ten smething of the purposes of that or ganisation. He told in interesting maner of what had been done thus far, and stated that the movement had been launched with the finest possible pros pects, and that its future appeared bright and promising. He said the purpose was to encourage the produc tion of more and better poultry any breed desired just so it was pure bred, lie extended a cordial invitation to all members to attend their next meeting, which will be held on Feb. 4, and expressed the hope that all would become members of tne Poultry Asso ciation. Tho Chamber went on record with a hearty endorsement of the Poultry As sociation, and offered their assistance at any time it may be deisred in en couraging that movement. It was determined to launch a mem- llkinL!lciw.vlhB. fhambr. and next Wednesday, Jan. zotn, was agreed upon as the time for -beginning sucn drive, when efforts will be made to get every citizen of this community to add the weight of their presence and influence to the splendid and worthy efforts tho Chamber is now making for community betterment, which will mean the betterment of every individ ual. Good Roads and Others The roads of St. Francois county generally are now in. splendid condi tion, perhaps as good, if not better, than they ever before have been, as a whole. Much excellent and expert work has been done on them during the past year, so that it is very rare that a really bad place is found in the public highways, practically all of which have a rock foundation and the surface is generally smooth and in a well kept condition. Regardless of weather conditions, one can now trav el throughout the county, with posi tive assurance of reaching the desired destination without the least trouble from bad roads. If there are any who fail to appre ciate the value of such roads as are to be found in St. Francois county, then the experience of travel on roads in most other counties in this section of the state would be enlightening to them at this season of the year. Af ter such an experience, they would doubtless return with a more correct estimate of the value of rouds such as this county is possessed of. For this excellent condition of the county roads the County Court Judges are very largely responsible, as it shows they have used care and judgment in the selection of road overseers, and have also given all road matters much personal attention. There is but a single "fly in the ointment" of good roads in this coun tv. however, and that is the deplora ble condition of many of the streets right here in rarmington and various towns in- the lead belt. Going to and from Farmington to Bonne Terre the roads connecting the different towns are practically as smooth and hard as an approved boulevard. But when one gets into, the connnes oi tne various towns there is found streets that are far inferior; It is almost one con tinual jolt-until one gets beyond the thicklv populated districts. The holes and depressions are so tnicK mat n you attempt to'-miss one of them you are sure to run mo a ovey oi oinera. Such thines should not be permitted to exist, just where the roads should naturally De at xneir oesi. it uueo seem that the town authorities should bestir themselves a little more in re gard to this matter, as it is certainly true that a town is judged especially by strangers, very largely by the con dition of its streets. On Wednesday Thos. H. Stam sold a hog to Louis Yeager that tipped the spales at 675 pounds some pig. Jim Robinson, the hog expert, , won a bet by guessing the exact weight of this OU1K Ol IUVUI.. , Killing inM. C.A,in;FlatRiver Last Monday night in the Y. Iff. C. A. building in Flat River, Thomaa Frothenham was shot and killed by Henry McDourll, at about 9:30 o'clock. Death resulted almost Instantaneous. The causes leading up to the killing, it seems, was the outgrowth of prac tical "jokes", in which the dead maa was more or less active. It appears that such "jokes" had been carried to considerable extent, especially among tne roomers there; culminating in more- or less hard feelings among . some of the participants and victims -of the -jokes.'' - Just why sucn things should have been permitted to progress to such an extent is not known. In fact there have been a number of reports of carryings on" there for some time past that indicates incompetent man-' agement of that institution, which was built and has been in the main supported by the great mining com panies in that field. The inquest over the body of Thorn- as Frothenham was held by Coroner Hill in Henham s undertaking parlors in Bonne Terre Tuesday afternoon, where the evidence there given an- peared to establish the following facts: Henry McDourll. who is charged with the felonious killing, is a native of St. Francois county, is 60 years old, is about 6 1-2 feet high and weighs about 130 pounds. Frothen ham was about 30 years old; about 6 r . . i t I i . n . - , ivki mgii, ana weig-nea zio pounds. Each of them, together with others, roomed at the Flat River "Y". Monday evening, at about 9 o'clock, Frothenham became very angry and enraged, because some one or more of the roomers had. as he believed, made complaints to T. C. Marsh, sec retary of the "Y", concerning his, Frothenhm's, conduct at the "Y", and began to demand of his fellow-roomers that he be told who had "snitched" on him. Being unable to get this in formatidn, he proceeded to attack Prof. Ernest Seibert (a teacher in the Flat River schools) in the hall, knocked Prof. Seibert down and drag ged him into Prof. John Buford's room, which was just across the hall from the room of Henry McDourll; Prof. Buford and others pulled Froth enham off of Seibert, who rushed to his own room further down the hall, accompanied by Secretary Marsh and Prof. E. J, Simms. Secretary Marsn tried to quiet Frothenham, but he was in an angry rage, and stated that there wn another man who "had to , apclogiz to him t he-would beat hetl put of him." The tumult in the hall and near the room of. McDourll had awakened him (for he had retired and was asleep) and he opened the door of his room and asked Prof. Buford who it was that was going to "beat hell out of him." and, at this time Froth enham rushed toward McDourll, and as he came, with his hands clinched and arms in a threatening position, and as he did so, McDourll shot Frothenham in the region of the stomach, and in the mix-up, shot him nve times. Berore frothenham was removed to the St. Joseph hospital at Bonne Terre( ho asked for McDourll to come in his room, and when he did so, Frothenham confessed his wrong and each forgave the other. The Cor oner's jury found that Frothenham came to his death by gun shot wound innicted by McDourll. The prelim inary hearing will be had before Judge John L. Cleveland at Flat River on Saturday. Madison County Has Sportsmen The Democrat-News of Frederick town last week had a story on "St. Francois is Stocked With Bass; Others Promised", in which it tells of how "the Silver Mountain Fish and Game Club" has "planted 10,000 baby bass" in that stream, and closes with the following paragrnph: "Just at this time while St. Fran cois county fishermen are having an other spasm against the Silver Mine dam, it is particularly noticeable that they are doing nothing to restock the waters of the St. Francois in their county. Their complaints of' poor fishing above the dam would be taken with more consideration if they show ed the interest in planting buby fish that is being shown by Madison coun ty sportsmen." It seems just a little unkind to thus "show up" the amateur sportsmen of this county, who could hardly be ex pected to afford the expense such a prodigal expenditure of "baby bass," which expenditure must have been enormous. All our "cheap" sports-' men desire is that the Silver Moun tain Dam" be opened, thus removing an impassable barrier in that stream and giving the fish a chance to propa gate in their natural way. Then, if the natural propagation of fish is not sufficient to supply that stream with scaly denizens, they might also suc ceed in getting a few "babies" to turn loose in the upper waters of that Btream, even though the price may be enormously high for their pocket- books. May we ask the Democrat News about what those "babies" coat per head? , W. B. Rariden returned tha first of the week from a few days visit with relatives in Irondale.'. "-! F. M. Bass, of Perryville, Deputy Game and Fish- Warden, 1 was in Farmington yesterday and made The Times office an appreciated call. Mr. Bass is a very pleasing mannered gentleman, who seems to ' be ready and willing to perform his duties in a courteous but courageous manner.