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56TH YEAR. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 1921. NUMBER 45. FOUR SCORE YEARS. Holt County Circuit Court Hold Ito Eightieth Spring Term. 4, Judge llurncs called couit Monday morning and started thing to moving without any unnecessary dclny, and after calling tho docket, Sheriff Sec man had a Jury ready to go into the box immediately after the noon hour. Sheriff Secman begins his term of four years with thin term of court, and he as well an Clerk Dunhum had everything ready and in splendid shape for the opining of court. It was the initial term of Wm. K. Ulssett a prosecuting nttorncy. who took hold of the state's interests with a willing hand ami considerable Inter est. Wo bespeak for these gentlemen successful terms. Mr. llissctt is the 10th prosecuting attorney since tho creation of this office in 1877. Mr. Secman is the 2.1th sheriff, and Mr. Dunham is the 13th circuit clerk. After many being excused, Sheriff Sccmnn made up the following Jurnis: Ucnton J. M. Ulshop, It. W. Kellcy, Fred Heaver. . Clay Ceo. Loucks, Karl Nocllsch. Forest Tom l'ilklngton. Fotbcs W. II. W'orley, Ed Dyer, Harold Mnrkt. Hickory Vlncc Crldcr. Lewis Roy Matthews, Ed Kcown, Henry Adoltth. Liberty Jns. Ward, J. E. Naumnn. Lincoln Asa Schooler. Mlnton-Chns. Williams. Nodaway Philip lluntz. Union K. I Gnffncy, Tlios. Fisher. K K. Gray. The sheriff Is assists! by his depu ties, lien Ci outer anil Will L. Moure. It was n pleasure to see Robert U Minton in attendance at court, being Interested in several cases. He Is now practicing In Kansas City, having an office in the Keith & Terry building, nnd we ate glad to leant Is building up n splendid practice. C. A. U-edy, Jr., the court's stenog rapher, Is attending court on four legs. Wlillc attending court at Mtiysvillc, in January, he slipped on tho Ice and broke his ankle. Notwithstanding Ids condition lie Is us Jolly as ever. Tho couit got so well up with Its docket, Monday, Unit the Juiy was told to go home anil report for duty Thurs. day morning. The criminal docket was neatly nil disposed of. Rcrt Stuart and Dave AiI.iph, parole', defendants weic discharged. , W. J. Swan, for running gambling device, plead guilty und wus fined $50. Floyd Hall and Verne Guthrie plead guilty and were given light sentences each uml paroled. Floyd Hall p!c:'d sillily to r"t lar ceny and wus fined $20. Olln Adnlr and lllanche Carson wcic found guilty by n Jury on the charge of lewd living. Tho former was given n fine of $ t .000 and twelve month In Jail: the latter twelve months In Jail. i.' i t i. r ...i... ....' .. -nH - . ruu jiuuitinuii, mill .iuiv u mi nun. From 1611 to 1872, tho state was represented by 14 circuit attorneys 1841, Peter II. Ilurnett: 1872, Thos. C. Dungan. From 1873 to the present term, the slate han been represented by 10 prosechtlng attorneys 1873, Thomas C. Dungnnj 1021, Wm. Ulsssett. From 1841 to 1021, thetc have been 14 circuit clerks 1841, Andrew 8. Ilughcsj 1021, Edwin- A. Dunham. There have been 24 sheriffs, 1611, Win. Thorpe, then termed the "Kllzor;" 1021, Albert Socman. The first sher iff elected was R. M. llaikhurst, In August, 1841, A grand Jury was called and went into session ns March 4, 1811 with Haniiun O. Noland as foreman. This grand Jury served without pay. The first petit Jury was not called until October, 1841. The first case submitted to tlwrn was that of tho State vs. Joseph Roberts, chatged with trading with Imtiut' he was acquitted. Tho first alternate petit Jury system wai Inaugurated at the October, l!l0 term. The first colored man to servo ns Juror was Hen Hayes, at the .May term, 1808. Tho first penitentlaiy sentence for stealing nn automobile; Henry Woftd ring, two years, at .May, 1010, term. First death sentence given to James II. Inks, executed January 30, 1807, for munlcr of John Patterson in Mound City. Muy If,, 1806. Hrst indlctmcst for robliery teturn eil ut March term, 1841, tigulint Henry Casper; he was novel uncstcd; In dictment still In effect. First contempt of court rase against Stephen Stewart In Match, 1812; ho did not obey the mandate of court, to servo us Juior, und went flshlnc; ho paid n fine of $10. Sam Clark wus the only colored lawyer to practice In our circuit couit; he was licensed Is 1872. First civil action In ciicuit court, Charles Ilurnett vs. George Mclntryc; August, 1841. First action for forcible cntre and detainer, Thorpe vs. Lai kin, August, 1811; verdict for plaintiff. First divorce suit was filed In Aug ust, 1811; Packwotsl vs. Purkwnoii; kissed and made up. In 18:17. the legislature was In the dlvotce business, and severed "the tic that binds." First change of venue was at the Match, 1841, term; It went to Can oil county. John W. Kelly wus the first regis tered attorney of the county, 1811. Geoigo uml August Hoteliers were the first citizen to be nnturallnd by ciicuit court; August, 1811; they wcro merchants In what l now knows ns Follies townshl'). First damage suit In our circuit limit. August, 1813 term: Wm. Templcton vs. Joseph Holt. Plaintiff got verdict for $ 114.12. First murder trail, state vs. Wm. McKissIck for murder of Zadoc Martin, August, 1843, term. Fovnd guilty, given 3 years; new frail grunted, tm:d $500. Hrst session of tho ciicuit court had n circuit court. Tho first term was held at the home of Wlllliim Thorpe on tho land, now known as tho Henry Slekmnn farm, southeast of Oregon. Court convened on tho same day that "Tlppcncnnoo and Tyler too" was inndo president of the United States. David. R, Atchison was the first cir cuit Judge, lecelvlng his appointment from Thomas C. Reynolds, who was governor nt that time. His commis sion was dated February 1, 1811, and he was qualified before Abraham Shnfer, n Justice of the peucc of Clay county. Andrew S. Hughes was nppolntcd clerk nnd William Thorpe, "Kllzor" sheriff. Hughes solved hut a few days and Unyless II. Grlgsby was appointed clerk Grlgsby at tho tlmo was re colder of deeilii. The court's first session was held In an unfinished log house, a part of the flooor was inndo of hewn logs tho rest of the floor was of Mother raith. Tho court used tho log floor, while tho juroa and spectators occupied tho dilt floor, nnd blocks of wood constituted tl.cir seatln accomodations. During these 80 ycurs, theie have been 14 circuit Judges from Atchi son to Atonzn D. Humes, our present circuit Judge, who came to Holt county circuit in 101.1, by reason of the county being taken from tho 4th Judicial circuit and added to tho Mh, by nn act of the legislature In March,' 1013. Of tlrcso fourteen circuit Judges, only four oro now living; C. A. Anthony, Galla tin, Craig; Wm. C. Ellison and Alonzo D. llurncs. Judge Humes our present circuit judg Is now 50 years of age, and Is a nativo of Platte county, and has been n circuit Judge since 1808. Judge Humes has served 23 years on the circuit bench seven of these have been on the Holt county circuit bench. Henry S. Kelly, who died In St. Joseph, Li? February 1, 1011, served on tho Holt circuit Jiench from 1872 to 1887 1G j. years. When Judge Atchison became clr- PI . ... . .. nl. CUIl judge, II was Known an uie ii-m, and was composed ofJiolt, Platte, Clinton and Caldwell, and In 1845, op the. creation of Nodowoy it was added to the 12th, and remained so until 1872, when it was reduced and composed of Holt, Atchiton, Andrew arid Nodaway, nnd was known as tho ,4th. In 1001, the counties of Worth and Gentry were added to the 4th circuit,' and An drew; was added to the 5th circuit. The Is composed or the courses or Anorew, P. MeDii-ilel. nf Tralir. In Anrll. 100. plead guilty and was given three years held in the county scat of Oregon, was in the penitentiary and granted a pa- held in the first court house, built on roic, giving oonu unu oniciTii in repoi i . 'i win i,.niv iiirji;ii m nun ut 1o the court. cupled by the post offlco and the Fur eighty years Holt county han i 'mini's mug store, riu- March, 1843 icrm was nciii nere. Tho lust murder trial was that of l.ce Mereno, for the murder of Arthur l.ytle, near l ortcseue, July .11, 1020; trial held In Decerning 1020, and ac iUltted. Durlni these SO. years of tho exls fence of our ciicuit court thcro have been 4Ti Indictments for murder. Of this number tl.cic wcro 13 acnulttnls: 20 convictions, one paying the death penalty; uirve escaped am! never up prehended, und in nine no arrests wcic nuule. The first womas to receive peniten tiary sentence was Anna Rhodes for burglary; given two years at August term, 1881. In 1808 and 1008 them wcro eight penlntentiury sentences In each year, the extremes In this respect In tho history of our circuit court. . First penitentiary sentence for bigamy was II. A. Guff, two years, at January, 1010, term. The last o fthe originnl giandjury to die wus Roland-Hunictt, 1800, at tho ago of O.'i. Tho last of tho oiiginnl petit Jury to die was Silas Pierce, 180(1, age 78. Tho first Jail deliveries was that of r.i litooms, October iu, 18Uj; granil larceny. No lecord had been kept prior to that time. In May. 18G5. it G. Peterson killed a man by stabbing him; name unknown; he broke Jail in June, 18C5. Ono of the first criminal actions brought and tried was that of tho state vs. Stephen Stewart for firing a prairie a serious -offense that was frequently committed in the early days, Stewart was acquitted at tho August, 1842, term. The first sheriff settlement made with the state, was that of R. II. Rus- 6(1, elected in August, 1842, in April, 1843, going liorso buck to Jefferson City; his obligations r-as paid In wolf scalps; it took him rive ilays to make the Journey. Tho first onlcr for partition sale was made in 1857. It was in the interest of the heirs of Thos. Swopc. 520 acres in the lllalr dlsetrict, and was sold May 20, 1858, a'nd brought $8,426, a fraction' over $10 per acre; these lands today are worth not less than $200 per acre. His widow died in 1878, aged iu years. Tho general assembly of 1640 grunt' ed.54 divorces. m ' i ' Mrs. Theressa Dames, of Et. Jo scph, is visiting In Oregon, the guest or her tistcrs.-flirs. cmrna Moore; aus. jvnna,jrce Kana, Ansa ixsna opocni. Hack to Simplicity. Today, Friday, March 4, 1021. the Inauguration of President-elect Hard ing will mark the first swing of cere monies toward simplicity sinco Thomas Jefferson tidied lp Capitol Hill afoot 121 years ago. The ceremony of administering the oath will be as It was prescribed by George Washington. There will be no change In its utter simplicity but Mr. Harding by his own decision will enter upon his great task without the pomp that has increasingly surrounded that solemn moment as the years went by. Not even the "salvos of artillery" that heralded the dawn of Jefferson's In angulation day will wake the sleeping echoes along the Potomac. There will be an Inaugural parade, ulthough It will lo small and not mark ed by tho pomp of former years. A squadron of the .'Id United States cavalry-will escort the President-elect nnd President Wilson ns they motor nlong Pennsylvania avenue to the Capitol, 'Hint will he nil. Gone will be the thcoratcil floats and the soldiery from many states, which accompanied President William Henry Harrison as he rodo his horse to the Capitol to take the oath: gone tho tramping ranks of cabinet officers and clergy and professors and students of Georgetown University, which mndn the historic Journey with Polk; gone the military splendor of the pageants that marked elevation to high offlco nf soldierly Znchory Taylor and U. S. Grant. o Inlne Prcparltv-Specl.il Exploitation for "Light in the Clearing." Clarke Irvine, known hero by having wintered with his grandmother, Mis. A. K. Irvine, and who Is n son nf Clare 11. Irvine, born and rented here, Is fast going to the fiont In the movie field. He pt't out the exhibitors' advertising mutter nn Maurice Tnurncur's "The Last of the Mohicans," and has licen seemed by the Dial Film Company to arrange n seclul press campaign on "Tho Light In the Clearing," T. Hayes Hunter's production of Irving Ilnehel ler's well known novel of the same name. Clalke will prepare news-stylo press matter, a novel advance trailer, new exploitation and prologue stunts nnd ii line of special slide material for this llodklnon offering, which will be tc leased May 1st. PeltlJohn Wliw Alva Pttljohn, of Gallatin, Mo., gut Into u land deal with a bunrh of hind agents, llorsi' Cnskey, Hartel und Wright, and traded Ids stock of furni ture, undertaking goods, etc., for what he supposed was 310 ncres of good productive furm lands, near Coining, but on investigation it would only measure nut 24H acres, and 70 of these wn In litigation and the suit pending In the court of nppeaW. Tho stock of goods was valued at $42,000, usd the land not what it was remesented to be. Pcttljohn brought selt to nullify the deals on tho grounds of fraud, und nftcr a bitter and long drawn-out fight, lusting some three weeks, the court held that the land reverts to Holt county, and the replevin of the stock of gods which Pott I John had traded In for the liiml was sustained. Tho iilalntitf In the suit Is a brother nf lister Pcttljohn of this city, who Is in the same business here. John II. Pcret nnd Wm. M. Morris. ami l.en waller anil others, or Lornmg, wcro Important witnesses I'erct anil Walter wcio there for over two weeks, and Morris rur some ten ilays. Iliey say it wus the tinniest roughl case they had been Into for ninny a year. o Judicial Change Likely. -The Judicial redisricting bill en grossed In the house, which would do uway with four judicial circuits if passed, would proiiuuly legislate out or office either Judge Alonzo V Humes, of Platto City, of the Fifth dlstiict, or Judge Riilph Hughes, of Liberty. Mo., of tho beventh circuit. Judge Hurnes and Judgo Hughes un tier tho proposed act, would lie In the funic district. Hoth nio Democrats, and one or tho other would be an pointed by the governor. At present, Judge Humes' district, which Is No. 5, compiises the counties of Holt, An drew. DcKulb. Platto and Clinton Judge Hughes' dlstrlcf, which Is No', . comprises I In v. (J ay ami Carroll. As icdistrictcd, No. 7 would comprise Clinton, Platte, Clay and Ray, ami No. ft would compilsc Putnam, Schuyler, Sullivan nnd Adair. Atchison, N'oua way. Holt and Andicw would be ills trlct No. 1, and Davies, Livingston, Cnhlwcll and Carroll, No. 4. Shonld the bill become n luw, wo do hope that Governor Hydo may see his way clear to name Judge Humes. Ho Is every way worthy of tho honor, and we regard him as one of the ablest ciicuit Judges in our state, " Death of Thos. Tyson. Thomas Tyson, for many years a resident of Northern Holt county, died at Tuscon, Arizona. February 25, in tho 72d year of his age. Mr. Tyson had been In poor health for several years, und last fall ho went to Arizona, In tho hope that his health might bo restored. Mr. Tyson was among our very best citizens, and his death will be mourned by a very large circle of firends. He was bom in Westmoreland, Eng land, May 28, 1840. The body was brought to Mound City, whero funeral services were hold from the M, E. church on Tuesday of this week, by Rev. Wm. Lnmont, tho Interment be ing in MU Hope cemetery, 1 " o- Fred. Cook;, of Craig, was here Tuesday, looking after, his' real estate The New Cabinet. The Hnrdtnir cabinet In Its nresent tentative form Includes some outstand ing names, others with a lesser repu tation, and others who must be taken as simply the personal selection of the fircsldcnt-clcct. As a group we believe t will evoke much enthusiasm. In ability it seems to rank consider ably above the cabinets of the last eight years. It embraces sufficient ability and independence to help the incoming President create the definite administration polices and leadership without which congress flounders. Ever)- new cabinet must be more or less of n gamble. Some men of dis tinction do not work well In harness. Others, of unknown dualities, develop unexpected abilities, under the pres sure oi responsibility. Mr. Harding has given tho Impres sion of earnestly endeavoring to gather n cabinet ubout him that will meet the needs of tho situation ns hp sees them. There will bo a general disposition to hope that his ujdgment will Justify Itself und that the outcome will be an administration of notable excellence. It Is presumed that the cabinet will be composed of! secretary or Htate Chailcs Evans Hughes, of New York, former irover- nor, Justice of the supreme court and Kenuuiicnn nominee for presidency. Secretary of Treasury Amlrew W. Mellon, of Pennsylvania, n bunker nnd rinnncter, member or n family reputed to be among the wealthiest oi the country. Secretary of War John W. Weeks. of Massachusetts, former United States senator nnd. in 1010, a candi date for the presidential nomination. Attorney General Hnrry M. Daugh. city, of Ohio, who manmrcd the nre- conventtnn campaign resulting in Mr. naming nomination, Postmaster General Will II. Hav. of Indiana, lawyer, bank director, chairman Republican national commit, tee. Secret.llV of the Navv Edwin Den. by, of Michigan, a former member of congress, who ha served as nn enlist ed man in both the navy and marine corps. Secretary of the Interior Albeit R. Fall, of .New Mexico, now u Unite I States senator. Secretary of Auricultun Henry Wallace, of Inwu. rd tor of f.i'm pub lications. becietiny of Commerce Hei belt Hoover, of California, foimcr fowl ad ministrator and conspicuous leader In vnrlousmiovements (prEuropcun re- IICI. Secretary of I jvbor James J. Davis, nf IVpnsjIvnnla and Illinois, n former union steel-worker, who hns become the highest official In the Mooe fraternity. o The Unit Hill Engrossed. The county unit bill went to engross. ment In the house, Friday of la'tweck. No record vote was taken. Although the bill wns not made a party measure, the uctlon by the house is looked upon as a Hyde victory. Sneaker O'Fnllnn vacated tho speak er's chair and took the floor and spoke ror over nn hour in dcrense or in bin. He said In part: "I am for the bill for many leasnns. I am for It because of my own ex perience ns u school teacher; becau It has been ircommondetl by Governor Hyde; because It Is backed by every women's organization In the state; be couse every educator of prominence In the state is for it, ami because the farm bureau is behind it." The speaker refened to tho suivey of the educational Institutions of the state made by n committee appointed by Governor Ganlner, after which tho commltteo placed the state thirty, second In comparison witli other states. In that survey of 0,000 luial schools of the state, Speaker O'Fallon rlted figures to show thnt of these, 2,700 had open foundations, 8,000 weie nooily ventilated, 3.001) were without window shades, 1,000 with seats facing the light, 1,500 with seats too high or too low, 1,800 without in inking water, 1,1100 with wells with impulo water. When O'Fullon had finished his talk he was cheered by the members of tho house and those In the gallcites, who had assembled to hear thu debute, for fully three minutes. O'Fullon wns Interrupted several times by Whltaker, who asked why It would not be nil right to let each county choose for Itself. O'Fallon answeied thnt local option in matters of education had been tried out ami was not a success. He said years ago It was optional whether counties should have a superintendent und tho law was finally repealed and it wbr made n law thut every county should linve u county superintendent. "You can't have good schools with out supervision uml organization," answered O'Fallon. The county unit bill provides the or ganization of the county school boards shall begin nftcr tho election next Au gust. Districts maintaining first class accrelited high schools alone ore ex cepted from the act. Clark Critically III. The condition of Champ Clark, the Democratic leader of the House of Congress, and one of the biggest of big men of our country, who has been so very Hi for several days', is reported to be in a most critical condition, which is regarded as most grave. His wife, son and daughter are at his bed Bide. Later; Mr. Clark died this Wednes day afternoon, bejng In his 71st year, and laclkng but two days of filling out his term, which expired on the 4th, He has-been Ip congress for twenty six years, Missouri has certainly lost a goed man ltl, Mr. Clark's death., 1 ' i " V?"- " 1 , 'r Our Wealth. County Clerk Kunkcl has completed his abstract of the assessment of the taxable property of Holt county for 1021 taxes, and has forwarded the same to the state bunid of eouallia- tlon: Value Lands. 281.435 acres $20,548,060 Town lots, 5,000. ......... 2,024,070 Total u $22,573,050 Horses. 5CI2 $250,240 Mules, 2421 150,000 Cattle, 12403 442,050 Hogs 1G.313 188,480 Asses and Jennets, 20 3.710 Sheep, 2028 11,840 Total $1,050,220 Moneys, notes, etc 1JI05.510 nnnk stock nnd surplus .... 280,740 All other Totnl personal . . Total town lots. Totnl town lots . 800,130 $ 3,(101,800 $ 2,021.070 $2,024,070 Total assessable wealth. .$20,175,750 The lands are assessed at an nveruire of $73 per bcic. Town lots at $40 1. Horses nt $45.04. Mules at $01.61. Cattle at $35.71. Hogs at $11.55. Asses and Jenets at $20.00. Sheep at $20.28. f ... . tagiftUtltc. The senate has encrossed the Hlod- f;ett bill amending the secured debt nw to include liens on real estate. The amendment would idace real estate notes on exactly the same basis ns municipal nnd other securities, which now nre within the operation of the secure, I debt act. The holder of a real estate note for $1,000 that runs for five years can, If the bill Is nassed. present his neto to the reconler of deeds nnd by paying n tax of ST.liO have the note stamped and hold the same until maturity, free from further taxation. I Ills tax will ho divided equally, $2.50 going to tho state, $2.50 to the county nnd $2.50 to the city. With practically a solid Republican vote lehlml It, the administration agrl. cultural bill was engrossed In the house. I he Democrats were aligned against the measure. This Is the first of the administration "cabinet" mens u ics to be taken up. The agricultural bill merges all de partments engaged In agricultural ac tivities In Missouri under one com missioner to be appointed by the gov irnor. The state boaid of agrlcultuie Is maintained. Iloore Is n dead Issue In Missouri. Pi oof of that was furnished when I lie house, without debate, passed the Antl-Salnnn league's enfotcomeiit bill hv n vole of 07 to 10. At former ses sions ii nrohlhi'Ion bill would have pio. voked many days of delate. No other dry legislation is pending befnie the legislature. The "stock yimls" bill, giving funn els and fanners' oignnlzatlnns certain privileges in stock yards and stock yards evrhanges, wns ordered engross, ed In the hnue by u safe majority, though strongly opposed by certain city members. Thut this bill will pass tho house Is ceitaln, hut It is said it will meet strong opposition in the senate. The senate engrossed the Gray res olution carrying n pioposed bond Issue of $15,000,000 to pay ii bonus of $10 a month for each month reived by Mlnuil soldiers, sudors und mailnes In the war with Germany. This is the measuie advocated by tho Ameiic.in Legion. o They Are Passing. Mrs. Wm. M. Morris was called to Hiawatha, Kansas, Sunday by tho ih nth of her brother-in-law. Ell Allen dorf, who died Satuulay, Feb. 20. Mr. Allcmlorf wus 8i years of age. and wus one or the cuily day sleamiioui men of the Missouri river, having liccn associated with John 11. Lynds, tho former was u steamboat steward, while .Mr. I.ynds was a pilot. Mr. Allendorf was tho stewnnl of tho West Wind, which burned tu the water's edge at Glasgow, Mo., on the mornlnir of November 15 1804. She had taken several companies of Union troons from St. Josenli to uinsgow. Among those were several companies of tho t3d Mo. lnfantiy und these troops had left tho boat the night be fore. In this detachment of tho 43d were Wm. M. Morris, Jacob King and Clint Leverlch, or this city. Goes to India, Nelson, son of W. S. Dearmont, will to to Calcutta. India, whero ho will enter the banking business, utter tak ing a preparatory course In Kngland, He was cxpcctcil to sail this week. His father, from 1888 to 1803, was superintendent of tho Mound City schools nmr later became tho head of tho Capo Girardeau Teachers' College, which position he bus held for twenty Vcars and Is recognized as one of the lead nir educators of our state, Nelson, vj believe, was bom In.Ilolt county, shortly prior to his father's irolmr to other educational fields, and we nro glad to know thnt he Is making good, REMEMBER that to Insure publication, tho same week, all items must bo In not later than Tuesday of each week, otherwise there is no assurance or their pumic tion the same week. o Charley Cowan and wife, of Malt- land, were here Tuesday, visiting with tholr Riuiy friends, who are ever glad Community .iotes. Another interesting meeting of tho executive committee nnd commltteo chairmen wns held on Monday evening, so Interesting, in fact, that we haven't spneo to report the meeting in full. Sir. Fred Waggoner reported that the Hoy Scouts were nn active, Inter ested bunch. They have n room rented where, Instead of liclng on tho street, tho boys come to read and to work. Ono boy Is working on a heliograph, and another is making an nlrplano model complete, except for the motor. Tho Hoy Scouts win have n Tag Day, Sat unlay, March Cth, for the purposo of raising funds for equipment, room rent, etc. He sure and help them out nnd fill your pocekts with tags and tho boys' pocket with money. Mrs. Pcttljohn, of the Indoor Amufo mcnt committee, said thnt until school was out they were not planning any programs, but were ready and willing to aid any one wanting assistance with their programs along that line. Mr. Hnrvey Evans asked permission for the use of the Room for band prac tice, nnd wns told that that was ex actly what the room wns for, nnd that the band wn welcome, without official action on the tequcst. Tho principal purpose of the meeting was to nlnn for the Father and Son dramatic committee In putting on tho dinner nnd to arrange to back up tho play, Xkrch 11 and 12. The Father nnd Son dinner hns been definitely set for Thursday evening, March 17lh. The menu Is entirely In charge of the refreshment committee, with Mrs. Tochtcrmnn ns chairman. A committee, composed of Mr. Fred Wnggnner, Miss Anna Markt and Mr. Irnnk Pctree, wns appointed to take charge of tho publicity woik, und to sell the tickets. Tickets will be sold for $1.00 each, uilmlttlng two, a father nnd son, to the dinner. If you haven't a son, borrow ono nnd make some boy lirnny. The main reason for selling the tickets Is that the Refreshment commltteo may know how many to prepaio for. The price of the ticket Is merely expected to pay for tho plate, nnd no profit Is expected or wanted by the 1-eugue. A program committee for tho "alks" to follow the "eats" will he unpointed soon. The main Idea of the dinner is to get together nnd discuss our Plans and work for tho future. Mr. Reed llalley, or the Farm Hu rcau com ilttce, suggested n plan for n Community Experiment Field, und suggested that for the coming year commercial fertilizers be tcttrd out to see whether or not tho uso of rummer, clal fertilizers will lie profitable hero nnd to ili'tcimlne which one or ones will best meet the needs of our soils In this locality. This I., ono of the mut ters that will bo discussed t the Fath er and Son dinner. Another sublecl will lm ilo f,'.,.l. Ing nnd locating of u baseball din mend for our boys, and other matters pertaining to atfiletl-s nnd sports. me gieui uiijeri oi mo community Loniruo Work Is to ninlce tlil. l..,ite- place In which to live ami rnlsn nut children, nnd the Futhcr and Son din ner Is a very amironr ate nlare to ills. cuss the objects und purposes of the Community U'ugue. I he Hoy .scouts und Camp Flic Girls will sell the tickets for tho dinner. Ev. every public spirited man should bo leadv with Ids dollar when tho boys or girls call. The dramatic riiniinllt,-.. ulil, Mr. l.o can as Its chairman. m Im.v nlnn. nlng nnd rehearsing for a psccial feu- luie, "i no iimn Jungles," u musical revuo tu Iw held at the Mai tin Theatre, Match Uth ami 12th. MNs Floicnco Kibeck, of Pittsburg, Pa., is here re hearsing the cast. It is entliely u home talent production, und every ono Is taking hold with enthusiasm. This will bo a high class, enjoyable, enter tainment. Don't fall to come. Tho nrocceds will go Into the Community I.cnguo ticasury, to bj used for tho upkeep of the' Community Room, for ii new piano, for tho tennis court, huso ball diamond and kindled projects. O. K. S. Officers. The local lodge of the Older of tho Eastern Star completed tho Installa tion of their officers for the year 1021, nt their meeting Tuesday evening of last week, Feb. 22, tho work being done by Mrs. Ruth Mcl'nll as deputy. In uddltion to tho installation, ono cnndldntu was given thu woik nnd tho meeting was brought to un enjoyable closing by a luncheon, which seemed to satisfy tho apparently hungry mem. bers. Tho following constitute tho of fleers for 1021: W, M Anna Carson. ! W. P., II. S. Teare. f A. M. Jessie Jones. I Secretary J. T. Thatcher. i Treasurer, Scbourn Carson. Cond., Ncllio Teare. A. Cond., Emma Morgan. Chaplain, John Laccy, Adah, Grace Pcnncl. Ruth, Ruth McFall. Esther, Mattle Uridgeman. Electa, Ncttio Lucoy, Warder. Estello Pctree. Sentinel, Frank Morgan. i i i ;1 r We will not even attempt to enum erate the many who were in nttendanco at tho big motor show in St. Joseph this week Impossible everybody that could, by any hook or crook get away, were there, and it 6eems to bo the consensus of all that it was one of the best ever held in the state. Rev. T. A. Clagett, of Kansas City, was here this week; packing and getting his household goods ready for shipment to Garden City, Kansas, whero ha has accepted the charge of -the Presbyterian church In that clty rus wuo was aiso nere wnn mm. .