Clyde E. Douthitt Jan 10, 1924
RURAL CARRIERS HOLD THEIR ANNUAL MEETING In point of attendance the best rural carrier meeting ever held in this county convened at the Neosho Ad Club rooms on New Year's* day. This year it was made a joint affair for the Newton County and the McDonald County Associations of Rural Letter Carriers. Twenty-seven carriers braved the severely cold day to attend. Clyde E. Douthitt of Ritchey, pres- idfint of the JNewion county as'socia- tion, presided and L. W. Barnett of the same association acted as secretary. Members present were as follows: Neosho—Chas. H. Stewart, H. I. Thomas, E. B. Jackson, J. S. Rowe, W. E. Pool, Roy P. Thomas and Lloyd S. Long. • Anderson—A. L. Cunningham, 6. H. Higgs and J. H. Dalton. Seneca—G. W. Porter, Hugh M. Davis and Malcom V. Davis. Goodman—W. J. Owsley and A. R. Wardell. Granby—David Wildman, Geo. I. Jones and S. L. Cupps. Stella—Thos. Brock and 'Chas. Hinton. > "-;...'' Wentworth—W. C. Overstreet and Wm. Moore. Newtonia—W. Bentley Harris and L. W. Barnett. • Ritchey—Clyde E. Douthitt. " *~ Fairview—Hugh-E. Coffee. Diamond—Roy K. Wiliams. The morning session was devoted to routine work, appointing of committees, etc. Inspector L. H. Hodge of Joplin was on the mornin gpr'o- gram but after coming to Neosho he thought the weather was so inclement few carriers would be present and returned to Joplin. Needless to say the carriers were greatly disap^ pointed as a "question box"' con- ducted by a post office inspector is" a prided part of any rural carrier program. After the noon hour the meeting reconvened and Hon. C. M. Shartel of Neosho was introduced and gave the carrier body an address on "The New State Constitution." This is a subject of live interest to every citizen of Missouri and Mr. SharteJ;' made a clear, concise, explanatory' address, one that every carrier appreciated. The -sincere thanks of the association are tendered him- for his coutesy to them. After Mr. Shartel's address, Neosho's new postmaster, Mr. C. E. Curtice, said "Howdy" to the boys, commended them for their co-operative work, and promised them he was al-^ ways ready to help them in any way he could.