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The St. Joseph observer. [volume] (St. Joseph, Mo.) 1906-1932, July 03, 1920, Image 3

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SEE 218 South 5th Street, St'
Go Where Everybody Else Goes! Where's That?
Beautiful Lake Contrary
Amusement Park
Lake Contrary St. Joseph Mo.
There Will Be Something Doing All Day Long
It is cooC shady and restful down there among those big trees on the clean closely cropped
grass lawn! The band is going to play music that will make you happy; dancing will entertain-you
and your friends in the Venetian Hall; the shoot the chutes and Olde Mill will excite
your tired interest in life and the Roller Coaster will make you grab your hat and hang on
for dear lifel Everybody else is going down there are YOU going to stay up-town where it
Special Attention---Free Admission to the Grounds!
Do not confuse the Payrfient of Your Second Street Car Fare as, an admission pricec
that goes to the Street Car company! That collection at the gate is your car fare from Illi
nois Avenue to the Lake! Not admission price to the grounds. .
Listen, All You Joy Seekers
Plan a Picnic Dinner Cook it on the free-of-charge Dutch Oven; no charge fomce W-'
ter. Fine Cabaret at the Village Inn; also CHICKEN DINNERS. Free Moving Pictures at
night. Special Police protection. Make July 4th? 1920, the best ever at?
Lake Contrary Amusement Park
LF. INGERSOLL, Leaee . - .. '- '
'Cause Daddy Ordered
F3T Omit Paciran99
foty About
day will not be complete without our famous prod-'
It's delicious! It's satisfying!
We Are at Your Service m
Dairy & Ice Cream Co.
Joseph, Mo.
The Question About "Where
Is Easily
f JMy
Yours ?
Telephone: Main 7186; South 134
to Spend the Fourth of July"
(Continued from PAgo One.)
uso sorao of tho biff present surplus to
redeem all outstanding capitol build
ing bonds, totaling close on to
$1,500,000 'which still havo seven
years to run. By Uils move stato
taxes will bo reduced 2 cents on each
$100 of assessed valuation and a total
of $200,000 saved In interest, these
two Items constituting another big
Oardncr-Sulllvan-Mlddelkamp admin
istration coup.
Wliat Ilo Will Kooommcnil
In his special message to tho extra
August session of the Fiftieth General
Assombly, It Is announced, Governor
Gardner will recommend for passage
measures which will accomplish the
following purposes:
1. Tho retiring of all or a portion
of the $1,500,000 new capital building
bonds to bo paid 'from the state's
present surplus.
2. Provision for the Increase of sal
aries of Kansas City and St. Louis
3. Iteapproprlatlon of funds to take
caro of some $500,000 back pensions
duo Confederate veterans.
4. Enactment of necessary suffrage
legislation to conform with the fed
eral amendment and to pormlt regis
tration and voting of women on state
5. Reduction of stato income tax to
present need.
6. Appropriation of necessary funds
to maintain state grain and ware
house department.
As Presidential Timber
That Governor Gardner was looked
upon early in the spring of 1920 as a
dcmqcratlc presidential dark horse by
tho big, far reaching International
News Service, the formidable rival of
the woll known Associated Press, Is
emphasized by the fact that this or
ganization, which supplies news hap
pening to 400 dally newspapers of the
United States, had prepared for
emergency purposes a 5,000 word re
view of tho early life and the busi
ness and political career of Missouri's
well known chief executive. The first
Instalment of this interesting blogra-
Be vriftel Spend a few dollars for a Grain
Inturanct Policy with me and protect your
fall and ipring crop agait lot by fire or
lightning A common seme move! "A wise
man protect! the fruits of his labor'
2M Corby-Forit Bldr
Phtne Mala JSiT. I .Stc Jowph, Mo.
pliy, tho prelude, was published last
wcok. Hero la the second chapter In
tho languago and with the headings
It carried when forwarded to tho
Now Tork office of the InternaUonal
Newa Service:
'Governor Gardner a Presidential
Dark Itoreo"
"With Governor Gardner looked
upon by many Mlssourtans aa a dem
ocratic presidential dark horse, It tho
convention reaches tho stago that
It becomes Impossible to agree upon
one of tho regular candidates as the
party nominee. It is In order to Im
part Information pertaining to his
place of birth, education, and to
how bo becamo govprnor of a huge
commonwealth like Missouri over
three years ago with professional
politicians opposing his candidacy for
the reason that he was a St. Louis
business man unfamiliar, as his six
opponents continually asserted during
tho primary race for the democratic
nomination in 1918, with parliamen
tary methods and usage.
"Governor Gardner was born In
Hickman, Kentucky, a Mississippi
river town, November 6, 1869. Across
the stream whlcli forms the western
border of his native state, in plain
view, was the commonwealth of
which ho Is now the chief executive,
but little did he dream then of the
big honor which was to becomo his
when he attained the ago of 47. Ills
father, 'William II. Gardner of Weak
ley county, Tennessee, was a confed
erate soldier who, during tho Civil
war, married Mary Ellen Dozler of
Mississippi, settling at Hickman, Ken
tucky, at the close of hostilities. A
family of five children were born to
tho couple. Tho mother died In 1878
during the yellow fever epidemic.
The father removed his family of five
children to his old home In Weakley
county, Tennessee,
Frederick Dozler Gardner received
his preliminary education In tho
public schools. He left Tennessee
and camo to St. Louis at tho ago of
seventeen and ongaged In tho manu
facturing business and was In the
nrao business, but at the head of the
firm, at tho time of his election to the
office of Governor of Missouri. Prev
ious to this event ho had never held
public office saVQ Uiat In tho spring
of 1913 ho was elected a member of
the Board of Freeholders of St. Louis
ai.d aided in the drafting the present
charter of that city. At the etato
primary held August 1, 1916, ho was
nominated by the Democrats of Mis-'
nourl as their candidate for governor
anU 'was elected governor at the gen
eral election November, 1916.
"Governor Gardner was married
October 10, 1894, to Miss Jeanctto
Vosburgh of St. Louis. They havo
two sons and ono daughter, William
King Gardner, in his twentieth year;
Dozler Lee, seventeen, and one daugh
ter, Janet going on twelvo years.
Kurul Credit System Mado Him
"The popularity of a proposed con
stitutional amendment designed to es
tablish a state land bank to promote
agriculture and dairying In Missouri
through loaning farmers money on
their real estate and other possessions
for a long term of years at a low rato
of Interest, drafted, financed and
otherwise sponsored by Governor
Gardner when he was still only a
progressive prosperous business man
of St. Louis, made him Governor of i
Missouri. Tho present federal rural
credit system was not In existence
then, regardless of the fact that this
was only flvo years ago. There are
thoso who maintain, and the writer la
ono of them, that Governor Gard
ners Missouri land bank enterprise
of 1915 paved the way for tho pas
sage of the measure now in force all
over tho United States, providing for
loans- to farmers under certain tech
nical conditions.
"Tho Gardner system of loaning
money to farmers aa proposod by tho
Missouri constitutional amendment
and the accompanying enabling act,
was moro simple and had less red
tape to It than tho present federal
plan. It did not necessitate the for
mation of district borrowing associa
tions to guarantee the repayment of
tho sums advanced. Each farmer
borrowed directly, and had the privi
lege of repaying In annual Instal
ments, each payment reducing tho
yearly interest, and, of course, tho
principle. Mlramurl assumed no ad
ditional taxes through tho establish
ment of the Stato Land bank, the
farm property offered by tho borrow
ers as security for the money which
was advanced, amply protected the
commonwealth against any possible
loss. Tho cost of tho Institution came
ttom a small amount paid In with tho
annual Instalment and Interest.
Debenture Honda to liaise Needed
"One section of the land bank con
stitutional amendment provided that
Missouri advance the Institution its
first million dollars from any fundi
available, for the purpose, this sum
to bo repaid the state from a sinking
fund croated for that purpose, and
from which also came the running
expenses of tho establishment. Loans
to farmers were not to oxceed $10,000.
Individually, and were not, In any
case, to exceed fifty per cent of tho
real value of the property offered as
security. When the first $500,000 of
the original assets of tho land bank
had been loaned out an Issue of $500,
000 In debenture bonds became nec
essary to further flnanco it. Such
bond Issues, secured by notes and
deeds of truBt on the property given
as security and all other assets of
tho state bank, were to bo repeated
each time another $500,000 was ad
vanced to farmers, to provide con
tinually working capital and still lcavo
$500,000 of the original $1,000,000
advanced by Missouri as an available
asset, and, also, the ever-growing
sinking fund. Tho loans were to run
from 5 to 25 years, as suited the
means and wishes of the borrowing
farmer. On a 25-year loan the an
nual payment of Interest, principal,
for bank expenses and the sinking
lunci, on eacn $1,000 borrowed, was
$65, computed as follows: Interest,
4.3 per cent ($43); for tho banks
sinking fund, one half of ono per
cent ($5), and as a payment on the
principal, 1.7 per cent ($17), a total
of $65.
raniicrs Voted Solid Tor It
"In the state, outside of St. Louis,
the election dt 1916, the proposed
constitutional amendment carried, the
farmers of Missouri voting solidly for
It. Unfortunately at this same gen
eral election an amendment creating
ftate wide prohibition was also sub
mitted with the six or seven other
Initiative propositions. In St. Louis,
to make It a certainty that the arid
Partition Sale
156 acres, one mile east of DeKnlb, Missouri, and ten miles south
of St. Joseph, 1 miles from rock road.
45 acres In corn, 45 acres wheat land, 26 acres meadow and 40
acres pasture. Running water. Good Improvements.
Will bo offered in tracts and as a whole.
Also four room cottage at 2903 Olive Street, St. Joseph, Missouri,
on paved street.
Information and abstracts of tit!e at office of Sim Wilcox, 712
Corby-Forsee Budding, S' Joseph. Misnourl. phone Main 1180
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42S Francis Street Main 159
St Joseph Mo.
movement was overwhelmingly d
foated, and that there would be no
mlctake about it, thousands of liberal
olectors voted negatlvoly on all
amendments, regardless of the mwlts
and valuator the olhsr prjpol"on.
The land bank amendment, after car
rying elsewhere In tb state, went
down In defeat In St. Louis together
with prohibition. Then came the
fjiitranco of the United States Into th
world war and for the tlmo being ail
endeavors to resubmit the land bank
treating and financing movement wss
postponed. Some day, In the neir
future, when tho finances tof the
world aro more settled than now,
Governor Gardner may again Interest
himself in his plan of providing real,
cheup money without red tape, on
long deferred instalments, to tho
farmers of Missouri and put tho
needed constitutional amendment
oer." A. T. EDMONSTON.
Four young foxes held In captivity
on a Clay county farm were confis
cated by Deputy Game Warden Kem
per and sent to the mate farm near
Jefferson City.
Tho city council of Hopkins passed
an ordlnanco providing that all motor
cars shall be taxed $3 each, which Is
to be paid July 1. The fund will be
used by the city in tho Improvement
of the streets.
A Oilman City girl attending Mary
vllle Teachers' College, writes home
three times a day. Her chum doesn't
write at alt because, she explains,
"she Is not homesick and she doesn't
need money."
A dispatch from the Census Bureau
to tho Dally Capital News gives the
population of Jefferson City as 14,067,
an increase of 18.7 per cent during
tho past ten years.
John W. Stephens, 22 years old, of
Marti, Tex., shot and killed his wife,
and then fired a bullet through his
left breast, as they wcro seated in a
St. Louis cafo Tuesday. Stephens
was taken to the city hospital where
hla condition was pronounced serious.
Police were unable to ascertain the
reason for the shooting.
A Paris woman is going without
false teeth because the local dentists
cannot furnish them and for the first
tlmo In fifty years there are no bam
boo fishing poles for sale In the city.
The Monroe County Appeal has no
Idea when tho false teeth and fishing
pole famines will end.
Those who have witnessed the
Btubborn fights sometimes made over
road controversies in tho county court
will not be surprised that in Pike
I county a petition for a minor change
of road filed with the county court
eight years ago Is still being fought
over, going from tho county court to
the circuit court, the Court of Appeals
and finally landing in the Supreme
Court of the state where It Is await
ing final decision.
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