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FARMINGTON, ST. FRANCOIS COUNtf f MISSOURI FRIDAY, JULY 21; 1923 ?
VOL. 49. NO. 29 Farm Bureau Notes . i r" ' .'V Hi .i.mMV'J'. -:. lime I Showing Remits, v!-, ."We must do omethlng", i the ex pression often heard among the farm era of St. Francois- county: today. Some farmer are finding one' thing that is wrong and are setting about to correct it. They have found that their land is our and, believing that lime w needed have used some of the lime stone near by. The indications of a need of lime ia the failure si clover to stand the hot, dry weafter.of sum mer and the freeing and thawing that occurs in winter. Also the presence of large number of dewberries ana of red sorrel, is an indicator. Mr. John P. Rion, two miles north of Farmington, reports that his spring juwriincr of red' clover is much better wiiere he applied lime than where he used no lime. He also applied some manure on his wheat where clover was sown. On a part of -this he applied lime and on a part he did not. Me states the clover is better Where lime and manure were used than where manure alone was used. Mr. Kion is intending to apply lime on a large acreage this fall. 1 ,, ' . Mr. Roy Johnson, one mile nortn of Farmington, on the Flat River road, used some lime on his wheat last winter and seeded clover in the spring. Some of his land was left uniimed. He has a Hagerstown silt loam soil. Mr. Johnson states that his clover where lime was applied had a greener color and stood the dry weather bet- teMr. Louis Rost, in the Copenhagen district, three miles southeast of Farmington, used lime this past win ter on a Lebanon silt loam and states he secured clover where he had never been able to before. '-,.,. Mr. C. C. Schuttler, in the Unity school district, four miles southeast of Farmington, used some lime ona Lebanon silt loam. He reports the clover being better where lime was used than where no lime was used. He intends to ubo lime on a big acreage this year. .... Mr. Fred Kollmeyer, in the Indepen dence school district, used lime on-his wheat late the past winter. The field was seeded to clover this spring. On July bin, a great ainerence wm bccii between the two parts of the field. The clover where lime was used was larger, better color and a better stand. He has a Lebanon silt loam soil. Mr. N. C. Sebastian, west of Liber tyville, hauled one or two tons of lime from the Independence community last spring and put.it on about an acre of wheat Clover was sown this spring. ; He intended originally., to mark this "strip" off by stakes and then decided if ne could not tell any difference, lime was not needed. He states now that he can see the differ ence from his house which is some dis tance from the field. Mr. Sebastian is one of a number of farmers in his community who have ordered a lime stone pulverizer to be used in that community. - Mr. P. A. Cashion, north and west T ihoi-twIllA. has been makine ef forts to secure lime and is now one of a number of farmers in his commun ity that has ordered a pulverizer for that community. Mr. Anton Mullersman, two miles east of Knob Lick, ordered a pulver izer after two hundred and fifty tons of lime had been signed up for in that section of the county. Mr. Mullers man has rock on his farm that tests more than 94 per cent. Mr. Clellan Horn. 12 miles north and 1 mile west of Farmington, has ordered a pulverizer after his neigh borhood agreed to purchase 250 tons of lime from him. He has rock test ing more than 96 per cent. Farm Burau Decennial Celebration ........ . August 10th., A large number of the - sixty-four rmmif Cavn Ttiirnnim nf Missouri. will co-operate in the Decennial Cele bration at Cape uirarueau on .august 10th. A big parade consisting of a lornn mim.W nf floats Will be One of t.h features of the celebration. The St. Francois County Farm Bureau will be represented in the parade by two or three floats. A basket dinner will be served. . T TT J T !J 4 - il,. American Farm Bureau Federation, will K& nnn vf tho nnpjikerA far the oc casion. . John L. Boland, President of the Missouri f arm Bureau r eaeration, will preside at tne BpeaKing program. The St. t rancois county larra Bu reau is one of the oldest County Farm Bureaus in the state and should be well represented on the occasion. Farm Bureau to Have a County. Wide Picnic. V Action has been taken by the St Francois County Farm Bureau to have a county-wide picnic about September 1st. A general committee consisting of W. H. Counts, Chairman, P. G. Rickus, J. D. Rion and C. A. Tetley, is making plans to make this event the biggest farmers' picnic ever held in the county. A number of other committees will be selected by this general committee. Mr. Counts, the chairman of the committee, has proved . his ability in making picnics a success and there is no doubt but that this will be one of the most successful he has ever engineered. The members, of the executive committee seleoted the . men, on the general committee, from . .u nt ' Va .-.win irtrtn that. it. W1V ,viv-J,vj ...... v.., . would be easy to get the committee together. : Sub-committees to have charge fo certain phases of the en tertainment will be seleoted ; from other sections of the county. HOME DEMONSTRATION NOTES In spite of the hot weather and busy days, the farm women still carry on "their" activities for better farm homes and communities,' r Their activities are varied. In Oak Grove community ; last week, the women field a dress form meeting, and discussed variou community problems. Their leaders in millinery told something of the work that is being done , in the hat making line. . ; The women of the I. C. U. commun ity will have a meeting this week. Their leader will take up either health work or reftnishing of furni ture. At Fairview the Home Demon stration Agent discussed various home conveniences, samples of which she had with her. A general discussion followed. The Cartea women thought it time to get reports from their wo men so their time Wednesday was spent in getting millinery and home convenience reports from the leaders. At Bismarck the women learned how to make wire frames for summer hats. .Hazel Run people decided to get pointers on cold pack canning, since only a few people there know about canning fruits and vegetables by this method. The Agent gave a demonstration of cold-pack canning. The girls' club at Stono is busy working on the various articles which they have to make. The girls are learning, too, how to conduct a busi ness meeting, as well as learning stitches and sewing processes. The women of their community met Mon day, afternoon and discussed various hearth problems. Suggestions for Pickling. Never use a poor grade of vinegar, fruits, vegetables or, spices. Fruits and vegetables should be fresh, crisp and unbruised. Vinegar should be di luted if too sour. . If diluted too much, the pickles will become soft from too much fermentation. 1 If boiled too long, vinegar loses its strength. Pick les heated too long in vinegar become soft from over cooking. Spices should be used in moderation. Spices should be tied in a thin cloth bag so they may be removed when the vinegar is sufficiently spiced. Pickles are soaked in brine to make them firm and to improve their fla vor. If left too long in brine, pickles shrivel. Twenty-four hours is long enough. Use 1 to 1 1-2 cups of salt to 1 gallon of water. Glass is best for storing pickles since vinegar sometimes acts upon the glazing of earthenware jars to make unwholesome products. Farmington Wins Another Game , '1" An interesting ball game Was placed on the local grounds Sunday, between Che home team and the Wabash rail road team of St Louis. While the vis itors played good ball, they were hard ly a match for the locals, though the game was interesting from start to finish. It appeared for some time that the visitors would be unable to score, but they finally succeeded in bunching enough hits to permit of three scores, while the locals were piling up nine. Next Sunday afternoon the con tenders against the home boys will be the DeLassus team, who have been playing good ball for some time past, and the prospects are that the game will be hotly contested. Play will be gin at 3 p. m. sharp. (sXm. JL Grady's Jamous Phj by Xottio J3a!r ParlcQi' A tale of love and lover ; ,in a new art .form corn ; bining drama.- painting. . poetry ' and . music the ; 'picture that has taken1 . America Tby ' torm -. (thrilling - human an : Eighth Art. , at the MONARCH Monday -Tuesday July 24-25 , ADMISSION: 'CHILDREN 20c "V ' ADULTS 80c .., Not So Bad as -.Was Rumored Man? reports have gained circula tion since last Sunday regarding some trouble between two ex-service men and pupil . of the- recently opened school of instruction, most of which reports were largely overdrawn, and perhaps none of which were , wholly correct, owing to the human desire to retouch, often in high lights, such ru mors.'. . .' . ' " : ' ,The facts teem to be that there was far less to the affair than has been re ported. It ia true that two of the pupil at that institution had a figfrt Sunday, he trouble occurring , while none of the teachers were present It may be the trouble was fomented by an alcoholic mixture, in which case Dean C C. Schuttler thinks one . or more local character, who had no business on the premise must have had some connection with the inci dents leading up to the unfortunate affair. ' '; But Dean Schuttler does not anti cipate any more trouble of that kind, as ttie students there are under obli- f rations to conduct themselves correct y, so long as they Br in the govern ment' employ, as such they really are. He also appeared to be determined to invoke the law against any local char acters who might be disposed to in trude themselves on that body here, aften. '- ' A MONEY-BROKER TRICK j In discussing the Federal Reserve Bank System there is an impression, dishonestly encouraged by the Money Trust, that its opponents are attack ing all banks. This is unwarranted. There is no fight against legitimate banking. In fact, if the indictment of the Reserve System is sustained, banking in general, including member. ship in the system, will be benefited. 1 Starting from the fact that at tnis time less than a fourth in number of the banking institutions in the United States are members of the system, and bearing in mind that'of the mem bership at least four-fifths in number are members through compulsion, it will readily be seen that any criticism of the system must be confined to a very small part of the banking busi ness, even if it included all the mem bership, which it does not. " The struggle for financial freedom is a battle fqr the small bank and for independent financial institutions, as well as for the people at larg. Out side ef the national bank, by law compelled to subscribe to the, capital stock of the Federal Reserve bmks or surrender their charters, the number of institutions electing to membership in the system at the close of 1921 was but 1,621, making the total member ship less than 10,000. ; That the Federal Reserve System has not been satisfactory -to these out side members is evidenced by the li quidation of some, and the withdrawal of others. That it is not a guaranty to banking prosperity, but rather an encouragement to monopoly, is shown in the failure of many member banks and the practical bankruptcy of others saved from actual liquidation by ab sorption by rival institutions; for the mergers so frequently noted in large cities are really but a style of fore closure on the properties. The extent of the dissatisfaction of the national bank membership with the system cannot, of course, be gaug ed. That some exists is apparent from the growing interest in the subject manifested in all parts of the country. Many inquiries come from sources 'which surprise, since information is sought by bankers who might be sup posed to know all there is to Know oi the matter. The fact that tha mem ber bank is no longer master nf its local situation seems the one great fault found with the system. Under the National Bank Act the local bank of issue dealt directly with the gov ernment and the volume of its circu lation was limited only by the aggre gate that could find profitable invest ment. The currency issue, too, was based on lone-term security, so that commercial business could be carried on without regard to frequency of li quidation. Under the federal Keserve System, the member bank's judgment is subordinated to that of the f ederal Reserve Bank, which can act only on the advice of the Federal Reserve Agent, and the permission f the Fed eral Reserve Board. Instead of the independent national bank circulation, unless some early legislation provides another, the basis will have disappeared in 1930, and the Federal Bank note must be sub stituted for it Enough has been pointed out in this connection to convince the banking in terests, those threatened with disas ter, at any rate, that the cry that op ponents of the Federal Reserve Sys tem are hostile to legitimate banking, is absolutely unwarranted. To the contrary, such opposition is founded in a desire to eliminate every wasteful element in our currency system, and extend the circulation privilege to the full need of the business of the conn try, retaining the only bases of se .unt. ra Irnnum (a .mamm. , Vi a nitl. and credit of the people. Faith and credit maintain the equilibrium in the bulky plan now operating and without faith and credit the business of 'the country would sustain a disaster the like of which the world has ' never seen. Dearborn Independent . 1 Mrs. Edward Flachmeier,' of St Louis, came down Saturday and made a brief, visit with Mrs. uuy Tullock She returned to her home Sunday ac companied by her daughters, . Misses Greer and Billie, who have -been vis iting Miss Barbara Caroline Tullock for the past two weeks. : " ' County Health De pdrtment Now On & : .v4;f 'W.-iI--i V; , .if' '' ' Dr. Bradford Massey, chief of the St Francois County Health Depart ment was in Farmington Wednesday and favored Tha Times office with an agreeable call. Dr. Massey informed us that there are with him Mr. Stutx, sanitary engineer, and Mis Schroeder, a registered nurse, and that they have opened office over the Lead Belt pew of ifce in Flat River, from which point they propose to expand to all part of the county, in pursuing their work, which will be for the improve ment of the unitary condition of th whole people. Their first general work will begin during the first week in August which will be ' denominated "Baby Week", During this time infant clin ics will be established in all th prin cipal towns throughout th . county. The exact dates of the clinic in the different towns will be announced by posters, at well a from the different c hurch pulpits. i The one big idea of .such clinics Is to improve the health conditions of the babies. By referring to similar work that has been carried on in other plac es, there is a great field in this coun ty for the improvement of the condi tions that surround infantile life, and to those best informed in this work much is expected from the improve ment of sanitary condition that this County Health Department will de vote it entire time. Other important work regarding proper ' sanitation will be "taken up just as soon as possible, and it is al together reasonable to expect really wonderful results from the work of the St. Francois County Health De partment MRS. FRANK M. BOYD Died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carl Valle,' of Farmington, Mon day, July 17, at 2:20 p. m., after sev eral months of illness from stomach trouble. Deceased was 55 years, 9 months and 8 days of age and is sur vived by her husband, Frank M. Boyd, a. daughter, .Mrs. Carl Valle, and a son, Thomas A. Boyd, of Avon. Funeral services were held at 9 o'clock a. m. Thursday, July 20, at the Catholic church in this city and inter ment was made in the Catholic ceme tery. . ; Mrs. Boyd was born October 9, 1866, at Avon, Mo., where she spent prac tically her entire life. On June 3, 1889, she was married to Mr. Boyd. She ha always been a faithful mem ber of the Catholis. .church. Forvtbe past several month she had been in poor health and about two and a-half month ago she came to farmington to take treatment, making her home temporarily with her daughter. She has many friends and relatives in this vicinity who mourn her passing. THE REPUBLICANS BID FOR THE NEGRO VOTE Acting on orders from Senator Lodge who is trembling in his boots in fear of a licking in November, the Republican-controlled Senate Judi ciary Committee has reported favor ably the Liyer anti-iynching bin, al though every member of the commit tee except one is said to regard the measure as unconstitutional. But Lodge doesn't care about the consti tutionality and neither do the Repub lican members of the committee who voted favorably on reporting out the bill. Lodge is threatened with the loss of 20,000 negro votes unless the measure is passed and each and every one of those ballots looms up to him right now as big as a 'dozen Constitu tions.. . Lodge wants to be re-elected, that's all Lodge wants, and if a little stunt like passing a bill known to be unconstitutional can turn the trick, so much the better for all concerned. The Missouri State Journal in pre vious issues has explained the pro visions of this queerly-framed bill de fining a mob as an "assembly com posed of three or more persons acting in concert for the purpose of depriv ing any person of his life without au thority of law." Under its terms, three Jefferson City residents could walk across the bridge into Callaway county, get into an argument with a fourth man, slay him and the citizens of Callaway would be taxed lo.oou to pay damages to the victim's fam ily. , As a bid for negro votes it is a winner but as a piece of safe and Bane legislation it is a fraud. - Lodge, - however, isn't worrying about the "queerness" of the bill. Neither is Frelinghuysen of New Jer sey, Beveridge of Indiana or any other Republican who has a big negro con stituency and hopes to ride into the Senate or the Mouse on negro votes gained through an unconstitutional son. The Republicans will try to pass this bill in the present session, serene in their view that passage won't do any harm inasmuch as the Supreme Court will declare it unconstitutional. By the time of the court decision, they reason, the elections will e a matter of past history; The' negroes, of course, will 'be ired by the opinion but what boots that. It is popular fash ion now to take pot shots at the Su preme Court and besides, the negroes already will have voted the Republi can ticket in the fall election 'and that'a .the great thing to be desired right now. TState journal. . ., Miss Helen Karsch delightfully en tertained with a dinner and theatre party last Thursday evening in hon or of Misses Marion Huff and Arline Tual, of Ironton,- The dining room was tastefully decorated and the din ner was served in excellent style. All present expressed themselves as naV' ing spent a delightful evening. American Legion in Convention American Legion Post of the 13th MiKsourl District met in convention in Ironton last Friday and Saturday, with about sixty delegate present Carl Trauernicht of Farmington, made the opening address, and presid ed over the convention. The Friday afternoon program con slated of addresse by Louis R. Mill er, Commander of the Ironton Post; Mr. Milford Rigg, State Committee woman of the Women' Auxiliary; I. R. Hicks, of the U.'S. Veteran Bu reau; Frank Fenwick, of Perryville; Dr. Andrew B. Jones, of State Hos pital No. 4; Mrs. A. O. DeWitt, State President of the Woman' Auxiliary, and Mrs. K. H. McCullough, First Vice President of the Women's Aux iliary. 'V ,' The evening session was given over to ceremonial work, conducted by the Edward Wendell Post of Ironton. Saturday morning the convention was addressed by C. E. Atkinson, of the U. S. Veterans Bureau, and by Col. Henry Davis, former Judge Advo cate of the 89th Division. The convention, by resolution, thanked the people of Missouri for having by their vote authorized the payment of the bonus, and recommend ed that steps be taken to assure suf ficient funds so that each person who is entitled to the bonus might be paid in due time. Resolutions were also adopted endorsing and urging the or ganization of the Women's Auxiliary unit in each Legion Post in the dist rict; pledging a renewed interest in and deeper devotion to all disabled comrades and especially those now be ing treated at State Hospital No. 4; authorizing the purchase of a radio receiving set for the disabled soldiers at No. 4 in the event that such set is not installed by some governmental or other agency; inviting the 1923 State Convention to meet on the Mcthodht Assembly grounds at Ar cadia; recommending that the Amer ican Legion continue its policy of keeping out of political entangle ments, endorsing the Legion's offi cial publication, "The Missouri Le gionnaire," and thanking the Edward Wendell Post, its Auxiliary and the people of Ironton for their entertain ment and hospitality during the con vention. Snturday afternoon appropriate cer emonkTarked the unveiling of Iron county's memorial to her sons who mad the supreme ' sacrifice. State Commander Harry F. Parker of the American-Legion deliyered the prin cipal adlress..At the conclusion of thes temoitis, the. State Command er, escorted by Carl Trauernicht and Dr. A. B. Jones, came to Farmington to visit the disabled veterans -t the State Hospital and to inspect the con ditions under which they are being treated. The State Commander ex pressed his graitfication over the splendid arrangements which have been made for the soldier patients. Commander Parker returned to St. Louis Saturday evening. The convention elected the follow ing district officers: Joseph Grand homme, of Bonne Terre, President; L. Tom Wilder, of Ste. Genevieve, Vice President, and Harry E. Guth, of Perryville, Secretary-Treasurer. The next district convention will be held in Perryville next January. Unveiling of Memorial .Tablet On Saturday afternoon. July 15th, the citizens of Iron county gathered in front of the court house to witness the unveiling of the bwnze tablet placed upon the wall of the court house corridor facing the front door, in memory of the 335 soldiers, sailors and marines who served in the World War from that county. It also bears the names of the boys from the coun ty who died in the service as nearly as could be ascertained. Mr. W. W. Reese presided over .the exercises and Rev. R. W. Stanfied! led in the open ing prayer. The congregation joined in singing "My Country 'Tis of Thee," and the "Star Spangled Banner." Dr. Harry Parker, State Commandant of the American Legion, gave us a fine and inspiring patriotic address, fol lowed- by a tew earnest words irom Mrs. A. O. DeWitt. State President of the American Legion Auxiliary. Let ters of commendation were "read from Gea John A. LeJeune, Major General Commandant U. S. Marine Corps, Former Secretary of War Newton D. Baker, General John J. Pershing, Commandant U. S. Army, and Ex-President Woodrow Wilson. As the sweet strains of "Nearer, My God, to Thee" were softly played, Mrs. Milford Riggs, President of the local unit of the American Legion Auxil iary, drew .the flag aside that veiled-1 the tablet, and all could then see tne permanent memorial which we hope will endure for generations to show Iron county stands for liberty and pa triotism. Woman' Auxiliary to K. L. Organized On July 14th and 16th the women of the 13th Congressional District be longing to the American Legion Aux iliary, met in a District Conference in Ironton at the same time that the American Legion District . meeting was held there. They had representa tives from Ste. Genevieve, Perryville. Desloge, Farmington, Flat River and Ironton.?' They held their first session ini connection with the men.. Friday evening and Saturday morning their meetings were held in the court house. At the close of the Friday evening meeting refreshments .were served by the Ironton unit and d pleasant social time had bv alL Mrs. A. C. Dewitt. of Kansas City.. State President of the Auxiliary, and Mri. R. H. McCul lough, of St. Louis. 1st Vice President fnvti many belcful talks and sugges tions. Mrs. Riggs, Committeewoman Hay Speaks in Long's Interest According to announcement, Hon. Chas. M. Hay, of St Louis, made speech in Flat River Tuesday everting in support ef the race of Hon. Breck inridge Long for the Democratic nom ination . for United State Senator. Dr. T. L. Haney presented th speak er in a few appropriate remark, clos ing with th statement that Mr. Hay needed no introduction to a St Fran cois county, audience. ' It wa a great crowd that assem bled for -that occasion, being drawn by the knowledge that they would perhaps hear something extra in the way of a speech. And in this they are not disappointed, a th speaker held the wrapt attention of the great crowd, conservatively estimated at 2,500, for practically two hours, re ceiving frequent and enthusiastic ap plause throughout A large part of his audience ' ap peared greatly pleased a the speaker went "over the record of Missouri's senior Senator, carefully tracing it from the outbreak of the world war in 1914, and in his forceful manner drew the deadly parallel between that rec ord and what in the opinion of the speaker, it should have been, thereby making a noticeable impression upon his auditors. He had known Breckinridge for a numberspf years, and knew him to be an excellent gentleman, high minded and of unusual ability, who held the utmost resnect and confidence of all who know him. The speaker thought a serious and almost irreparable er ror would be made if Breckinridge) Long fails to get the nomination he i seeking,' with James A, Reed as hi opponent Will Organize Auxiliary to A. L. A movement was started at a meet ing in the Circuit Court room last Sat urday night toward the organization of Walter H. LePere Unit No. 416 Wo men's Auxiliary of the American Le gion. The meeting was addressed by Mr. A. O. DeWitt, of Kansas City, State President of the Women's Aux iliary; Mrs. R. H. McCullough, of St. Louis, 1st Vice President; Mrs. Mil ford Riggs. State Committeewoman for the 13th District, and by Carl Trauernicht, of the American Legion. Much enthusiasm was manifested and the following temporary officer were -elected: Mrs. Harry . Dobbin, tem porary presidirit; . Mr. Lee Rariden, temporary aecretaryk and- Mre. Albert. Trauernicht temnorarv 'treasurer. Permanent officer will be elected at a later meeting. The next meeting will be held in the Circuit Court room at 7:30 o'clock tonight. All mothers, wives and sisters of members of the American Legion are urged to attend and learn of the aims and ournoses of the organization. MARRIAGE LICENSES July 15th G. P. McCoy, Desloge, , 23 Birdie Pearl Forchee, Desloge, 19 Claude S. Mayberry, Bonne Terre 21 Reva Radle. Bonne Terre. 19 July 17th i bamuel J. Cowley, Farmington Route 3, Grace M. Smith, Farmington Route 3, i 20 20 July 18th William O. Hammers, Flat River, 22 Ival Mae Poteet, St Louis, July 19th James G. Hall, Roselle, Dora Holmes, Bismarck, 18 41 39 OBITUARY Rosa L. (Cartec) Gibson, daughter of the late Valentine P. and Ruth (Short) Cartee, was born at Knob Lick, Mo., April 12, 1880, and died in the Deaconess hospital, St Louis, Ju ly 17, 1922, being 42 years, 3 months and 6 days of age. , She was united in marirage to Da vid Gibson in 1902, who died a little more than a year later. To this un ion was born one child, David C, of this city. . She united with the Christian church in early girlhood and as such nas remained a consistent and faithful membe?. In her walk in life she has been a self-sacrificing, loving mother, giving her whole life since the birth of her son to his care and education. a She leaves to mourn her loss, be sides her son, two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Etta Krebs, of St. Louis, Mrs. Ellen Morgan Blackburn, of Cal ifornia, and Walter Cartee Weimer,, of this city, and a host of other rela tives and friends. The funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Christian church and interment was made in the K. of P. cemetery. .- J. M. Bailey. ' for the district, reported that in the last year auxiliaries had been organ ized at Bonne Terre, Desloge, Ste. Genevieve and Flat River, and Farm ington would organize at once. One -of the special works of the women in this district, is the care given the ser vice men in State Hospital No. 4 at Farmington. ; The units reported on the work done along- the lines of hos pital work, help to needy service men and their families, recording of histor ical memorials, attendance upon fun erals of service men, Americanization work and Civic improvement Each unit reported work of this-kind dono and a desire to do more, and more of it as time went by.