Hower and Ray Stinson Pt.1
FINE MEETING AT WENTWORTH of the farmers The Newton County Farm Bureau neeting at Wentworth on Saturday afternoon, March 29th, as scheduled, was a decided success. Twenty-eight present.* Community chairman Howard Stinson presided. He called for a reading of the minutes of the last meeting by the secretary, R. A. Stinson. The minutes showed that the community had come together on March 7th, organized with representative fanners as leaders in the various agricultural enterprises. The chairman next called on Eastern Judge Guy Everhard to discuss good roads and make some explanation regarding the bond issue. Mr. clear~def inite manner Everhard pointed out that farmers as a class were not the heaviest tax payers of the county ,that the tax payers in Seneca, Neosho, Granby, and the other cities of the county were glad to pay their taxes and build roads for the farmers to come into town on; that under the present law,s of the state it was impossible to raise enough •money by taxation to both build/and maintain the roads needed in the county, butthrough a bond issue the county could levy money and build these roads; that probably petitions would soon be circulated to be signed by the voters asking for the County Court to call a special election to vote on the million dollar bond issue for he county. If such a road bond were )assed, the cities of the county already mentioned, which pays a large proportion of taxes would not ask that ;heir pro-rata of money be spent in- iide of their corporate limits, but that be spent out in the county for importantelements roads. This made it possible for many localities to get more money spent for roads in their districts than they raised by taxation. Mr. Everhard further showed that only 2675 adult males above 21 years are reported in the county as liable for the poll tax of $3.00, and that this bond issue would make only a tax of 80c per $100 assessed valuation. Mr. Everhard was enthusiastically applauded for his excellent discus aion^of a timely subject. -Chairman Howard Stinson next on Chester Gray, president of the Vernon County Farm Bureau and worth Jthe ; Iso rropHert of the Missouri Fnnn fifteen.