The Palmyra Spectator from Palmyra, Missouri on July 5, 1939 · Page 6
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Palmyra, Missouri
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Wednesday, July 5, 1939
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Page Six "SCIENTIFIC LOAFING" IS INAUGURATED IN PALMYRA When T. E. Pratt of this cits was retired as Chief Special Agent of the Burlington railroad about eighteen months ago, follow- ing thirty years of service hi with Mrs. Pratt, returned to Palmyra to make their home. Since their return here where both Mr. and Mrs. Pratt were born, Mr. Pratt has rented and fitted an office especially built in the south-cast lobby of Hotel Moore and this room has gained wide publicity within recent weeks as a "loafing office." Several weeks ago when Mr. Pratt was one of the speakers at a police officers school of instruction held in Quincy the Herald-Whig published a story of how he was spending his time in his1 old home and the next day the United Press enlarged upon it. Practically every metropolitan newspaper in the country carried the story and Monday morning, the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, in an editorial, under the head of "Scientific Loafing", had the following to say: "Ed Pratt learned a great deal about human nature during the years he devoted to studying the various phases which processioned past him in the course of a long career as a railroad special agent. And now that he has put himself on a home town shelf by retirement, he purposes profiting by some of the knowledge usefully applied. In a position to loaf after life of hard work, he will do his loafing efficiently if not indeed in a scientific manner. "In order not to loaf casually as he has seen generations of loafers pass their time, Mr. Pratt will loaf purposefully and in an office hired and fitted for that purpose, imposing on no sorely-beset merchant's time or space. FORMER FABIUS MAN DIE- IN ST. LOUIS The body of George Schofield, 78, who died j st Louis, Thursday, JUP.e 27, 9930, was brought hS for burial last Saturday xribrning, funerafi Services being held at Lewi Bros, chapel at 10 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. C. L. Dorris, pastor of the Methodist church. Interment was made in Greenwood cemetery. A native of Fabius township, bom October 21, 1860, he was a son of the late Henry and Kath erine THE PALMYRA (MO.) SPECTATOR PALMYRA NEWS FROM THE PAST (Continued from page 1.) Wednesday. July 5, 1939 Taken from the files under date of July 9: "In connection with the forthcoming centennial celebration, it is interesting to know who was the actual first settler here. There seems to be no doubt that the honor belongs to Benjamin Vanlandingham, who came here in November, 1818, and who built a log cabin aoout a nundrca yards from the big spring. He re- Tate Schofield, He spent his!"in herf, se1v"al Vrs and early life in this county, growing to young manhood on his father's farm and within a few years following his marriage to Miss Nettie Tyer, the couple located in St. Louis, where he spent the remainder of his life. Until his retirement a few years ago, he was in the employ of a St. Louis Ice and cold storage company. He became affiliated with the I. O. 0. F. of this city when a young man and was the oldest member of the order at the time of his death. He never removed his membership to St. Louis. Besides his widow he is survived by one brother, James Schofield, who lives in St. Louis. He also leaves a number of cousins who live in this county. JAMES FRANKLIN SNOW, 69. DIES SUDDENLY James Franklin Snow, 69, who had been a resident of Palmyra during the last few months, coming here from the Nelsonville community in the northwestern part of the county, died suddenly last Wednesday evening, June 28, 1939, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Cecil Lake, near Nel- nix hotel l the afternoon of July 1st The reporter commented: "The fire was discovered after it had gained considerable headway and the firemen did good work in confining the fire to the two buildings as for time it looked as though the adjoining buildings would catch fire. The origin of the fire is unknown but some children were seen in the vicinity shooting fire crackers shortly before the fire was dis- escaped from the Troy jail, was captured by deputy sheriff, John McLeod in the Ham Bird neighborhood near the Shelby county line. He had a slight wound in the shoulder, the result of a fight with the Hannibal officers. He was riding a horse with a star in forehead when captured. The Christian church at Hester was dedicated Sunday, June 30. j it was reported the largest crowd ever gathering in that neighbor- later on followed the trade of a cobbler. He was related to the Vanlandinghams of the present day and it is fitting that Mrs. J. W. (Vanlandingham) King has been appointed chairman of the committee to organize a permanent historical society. A little more than a year before the arrival of Vanlandingham, a party of five men, including Edward Whalcy, Aaron Foreman, Sr., Joseph Foreman, Aaron Foreman, jr., and uavia Adams came up ; jj , North river on an exploring trip brother, but did not settle here. Evidently some of them returned for their names are familiar in the county today." Lieut. A. R. Stone, formerly of Palmyra, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Stone, who had been stationed in Boston was married to Miss Jessie Wright, also of Boston, July 8. The reporter said: "It will be remembered that Lieut. Stone who was practicing med icine here enlisted in the medical corps of the army shortly after war was declared and was the first Marion county physician to offer his sen-ices to the government. He received training at Ft. Riley but has been stationed in Boston for a year or more where es short time after ""J ' a"u " 7 since was reconimeiim-u lur au-vancement to the rank of Captain, his age preventing him from being given a higher rank. He has decided not to accept the hon covered. Forty telephones were hood, was present for the cere- put out of commission because of the heat melting a cable." Ethelbert J. BasJiore, 24, ra tive of this county, born Nov. 18, 1884, died in Champaign, 111., July 2, following an operation for gall stones. He was ill only a short time. He was in charge of the schools at Freiburg, 111., when taken ill. His funeral was held in Palmyra at the Baptist church conducted by Rev. Calloway, a former school mate, the services at the grave beine in charge of the Masonic order. He was sur vived by his parents, Mr. and V. Bashore and one FORTY YEAKS AGO Mr. and Mrs. Curd Lafon of Chicago were Palmyra visitors. Frank T. Wright of Fabius sold 12 head of mixed cattle to John Dearing at 3',4 and 3'i cents. Wm, Kemp of Quincy, former ly of Palmyra, was a visitor here. RODGERS-HART TRIUMPH, "ON YOUR TOES" AT MUNICIPAL OPERA The first St. Louis presentation of the Richard Rodgers-Lorenz Hart top musical play, "On Your Toes," a gay and tuneful satire on the Russian Ballet, will be presented at the Municipal Theatre in Forest Park for seve nights, beginning July 10. "On Your Toes," which stands as a definite milestone in tne monies. The sfervices were con- American theatre, as "Music in ducted by Simpson Ely and the the Air" and "As Thousands entire debt was raised. j Cheer," was produced for the Robert Smiley of Palmyra and l first time anywhere at the Shu-Miss Fannie MeCall of Monroe ibert Theatre. Boston. March 21. City were married at the Monroe City Baptist church, July 2. A marriage license was issued 1936. Three weeks later the play opened at New York to receive the hosannahs of an unanimous to Joseph Minch and Miss Lena t press. It was one of the few mus richtner of Emerson. j ical plays to survive the hyper- A marriage license was issued critical Brnadwav audiences in to Richard Barber and Miss Odillajthe 1936-37 season, running short Cheney of Emerson. of a year by a few weeks. A sue- In a game of base ball played ! cessful London production of the here June 28, Palmyra defeated ! piece was also rtaged. the Shelbina Black Sox, 1G-14. The show concern8 a hoofer The line-up of the local team was whose mother an(1 dad also were as follows: Blakey, c; V eyand, ho)fers when vaudeville was in its ara; isneri, zna; uiemer, ss; , ..,,., Th. n.rpnt. Aoru their HESTER Burgdorf, If; Menge, p; Happel. rf; Foster, If and Fleming cf. WOODLAND Mr. and Mrs. John Landis and tlaiKrVirot RmKara Ann ici ojl or l. Miss Pearl Cnnor f Hnnnihnl IT, . ' "'- - uet. V i . . tne home or air. and Mrs. Jason boy must quit the stage and go to school. Later the boy is seen as a school teacher at a WPA extension. He is dragged quite innocently into the Russian Ballet, and from there on the sequences offer material for hilarious satire on the business of producing bal- district"of Palmyra that day andjh,e ha" b:en P"fing the duti ... ii,: !,.. f a Major and a short tin hu niiiiiu a ;iiwi b wine aiu.1 In that way he will be able to arriving at his daughter's home, pick and choose his loafing com- He had been in declining health Tanions and will not have to ac-,for some time, but his condition cent the run of the mill offerings j had shown improvement within which assemble at any small i recent weeks, town's favorite lounging place. j Fum,ral sm.icM wpre h(,,(1 gat "That is the plun carried back(,rd;iy afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at to Palmyra, Mo., Mr. Piatt's old Ewinp, conducted by the Rev. home town, when he retired re-'Harold Hamilton, pastor of Pal- cently as chief special agenWor n,yra Assembly of God church. jfor tne C0U1.t hou.e and to sem, j serious condition was a Palmyra visitor. The First National bank declared its usual 4 per cent semi annual dividend. In spite of more or less rain all day, July 4th, a large crowd was on hand to enjoy the picnic and log rolling at the Fairgrounds, the amphitheatre being filled. The streets were thronged at night for the fire works. The reporter commented: "In spite of the reckless use of explosives there were no serious accidents. July 4th as at present celebrated, is getting ta be largely a nuis- Among the popular song numbers are "Small Hotel," "It's Got To Be Love," "On Your Toes," and "Quiet Nitrht." Rodgers. who wrote the music, and Hart, librettist, are accustomed to writing Landis, Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Emil Bode and daughter, Viola, of Cleveland, O., are spending this week with Mr. and Mrs. Marion Fible. Miss Edna Way spent Saturday ; n,. : .. . . u , e n. i f ... :u. wku.w I son Broadway hits are "I Married , An Angel" and "The Bovs From Joe Seigler, Sam Seigler and , ,, . . t- n c i i o Syracuse. Rodgers wrote the Miss Florence Seigler spent Sun- ' . , . . . , ., ,i.,,. ,-itu m,. mi . n - music am', Hart the yrics for the day with Mr. and Mrs. Ben Kaden. r. , ' . , ,. , ;.,.. - n . , I George M. Cohan triumph, "I'd llsivmrm Unu-oll f Pnvni Til 1 ' : : , , Rather Be Riirht." Other famous Elmer Gardhouse of Palmyr was calling on friends in thi comunity Friday. The Children's day exercises were well attended Sunday night-at the Baptist church. Mr. and Mrs. Forest Minch and? daughter of California are visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Minch. They came to visit his friends and attended the Golden wedding anniversary of his parents which was Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Smith and son of Oregon are here visiting-Mrs. Smiths parents, Mr. & Mrs.. Joe Minch and to attend the anniversary. Mr. Smith will thresh? for a number in this community while here. Mr. and Mrs. Arch Funkenbuch, Mr. and Mrs. Will Funkenbuch and J. W. Scott were Hannibal visitors, Sunday. Clarence Minch of Illinois was visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs, Ed Minch last week. Russell Johnson of the CCC camp of Palmyra was the week end guest of his mother, Mrs. Laura Johnson. Henry Smith has painted his-residence. Accidents, tuberculosis, heart disease, pneumonia, diphtheria,, and appendicitis are the six most important causes of death among children between 5 and 19, according to a survey of the U. S. public health service. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gillespie- spent Saturday in Peoria, 111. or as he has asked for and re- an' ceived his discharge." The seven months old son of The Marion court authorized I Mr- and M''s- IIt,,1:-v c- Starks county recorder, W. II. Scott, to''1 , hele- Jul- 3. nmvhnse n new American flat' d"n" V l ane Was reported in a tne micago, Burlington & yumcyie was a member of the Ewinglthe Marion countv military ser-l Wm Prvor of Chicago spent itatiroad and sat nacK to enjoy church. vice flaf, to St re.the -1th with his mother here, the fruits of his industry Second A atjve of Suivan fount he ' ma.le. showing requisite number I D- Arthur and Homer King to his arrangements for bed and snn nf lhp Ut Mp . . . . ' ,.,-, left for Galveston. T-.. to make is visiting this week with Mr. and Mrs. Harold Johns and daughter, . Helen. Mr. and Mrs. Will Romig made a business trip to Hannibal, Saturday. Mrs. Herbert Eihart and children of Quincy, spent Friday with James Whiston and family. Mrs. Kate Schiepering and Mrs. Edith Brocksmith of Quincy, spent several days last week at the Walter Brocksmith home. board came the renting and fur- Mrs. B. F. Snow and had been a ! afterwards that there were 713!tlu'ir home. smash hits. Two of their last sea- i eat dancing star, who is being featured at the outdoor theater in "Waltz Dream," also will be seen in an important dancing part. Municipal Opera favorites appearing in "On Your Toes" are Gladys Baxter, Robert Chieholm, Doris Patston. Earl Oxford, Frederic Person, Una Val Castle, At Downing, Arthur Kent and Robert Betts. tiishing of a loaf, ng office in the rcsidont of this county fop morc;more enlistment3 an(1 this num. Under the head of "Have You! business district, convenient for There are three kinds of people in the world, the wills, the hnn Mil v fiora in ixn ha wna k f v ,).!,! ofiMi n nil. irie ioiimwnir is laKen i. i i . . . . v j i. m. ... uci ui iHd i s in' c iu c auwcri, iu- : " - i won is un (I InP Call ts. I np TirT " iinitwt in mnrriUFP Tn Miss KnsoN : irnthof u- h mmoth nvf Knuium me uil-s unuer ia;e iu tfuiy M. ... 1 I . - J t irienusnips neeoea renewing. , pasfhal of Trenton aw, besides Void stars, in "Now I can sit in my office," he,nis wi(mv , gurvived b Sfvon h ' kj. niia nnH Mir 1 wiwl a inn Jwnn .... . . . children: Bert and Dave of Cali- vice n iiu ii'ni Hiiu utiK amr iiku-ii tn.,n killed or died in ser- ia, Ernest of Kansas, Robert i when they want to." Not but j of paimyra,' joye Bevili 'and Er- THIRTY YEARS AGO what many an established loafing ; Lakp of Nisonvil,, and nv,i place ,n neighborly Palmyra !,t homPi 0ne dauchtPr prec-ded Miss would welcome FaI Pratt and the him Jn d(,ath e a,s() raves nine.!from a tales ho could tell of adventure tfpn p.andl.hiI,lrcn nmi one Krpnt friends. Fannie Redd returned visit to Monroe City long the route of the Burlington grandchild; eight half sisters and .and other railroads, so much ns u,ti,., a wu' . t that Mr. Pratt's study of the i snow jVCi, jn Palmyra, breed' w i many places has Buria ritps wi, not be romhlct. r" n,m lnat a. namiunw can easily (H, untjl ,he arriva, of his tw0 sons who live in California. necome a nuisnnce in a commun ity's favorite loafing snots-, especially where loafing interferes with commerce and trade." Captain "Have you cleaned the deck and polished the brasses T" Sail "Yes, sir, and I've swept the horizon with my telescope." jtide'll Pearson s. When you get into a tight place, and everything goes against you, till it seems as if you couldn't hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that's just the place and time that the turn. Harriet Beecher Stowe. Flag That Inspired National Anthem Made 125 Years Ago for Ft. McHenry THE original "Star 8ptngld Baa-Mr," the hand-leva flat that lotted over Fort McHenry and cave the Unlttf SUtM Iti anthem, li still Mtlona! relic. Preserved in the Kfttloul Museum In Washington, It j will be the center of attention next enumber, when the naUon cele-femtM the 115th anniversary of lu making, and of Francis Scott Key s MUrpleca. The Immortal anthem was written M September 14th, 1814, as Key re joiced at teeing "by the dawn's early light" that the start and stripes sun j wared. Ha had tpent the night pa tag the dech of a cartel thin and watching a Brltleh feet'i hombard- Mat ot the fort. The lag, which coatlaaad to ware i trtamphanUy aa tha attach failed, I waa made by a widow, Mm. Mary Taaag PickwragUl, at Baltimore, i Mra.PlchngUra mother had made , tha "Oraad Valea flag," andar which Waatagtoa had take, com- aaad at tha Aajarleaa Army at Oaa htMga, Maaa, la lTTt. When the British Invaded Cheia peaka Bay, Mrs. Plckersglll waa given the task of tewing a flag tot tha fort defending Baltimore. The order called for a mammoth banner, 10 by 41 feet Becaase of tha lite. a large Boor was necessary tor tha work. The mayor of Baltimore, Ed ward Johnson, provided the malting floor of tha brewery adjoining hit home. Tha walit of tha bonding are itlll itanding. Tha hnga flag contained foar hna-dred yards ot banting, and Mrs. Pick-origin and her danghter, Caroline, with guidance from Mrs, Toaag, worked day and night to complete It After tha battle, Mrs. Plckersglll embroidered around tha kolas la tha shot-ton lag. to mi tha "Star Spangled Banner" was presented to tha National Maseaa by a descendant ot tha Commanding Officer at Fort McHenry. Baltimore aad the aatioa will cele brate tha tamoaa tag's lttth birthday la September. Mrs. G. B. Stout and Miss Lucille Jackson were in St. Paul attending the Christian Endeavor convention, Henry Baker was called to New York by the illness of his brother, Andrew Baker. Harry Burgdorf was a Chicago visitor. Farmers reported July 7th that there was still uncut wheat. The condition of Adam Daume was reported unchanged. Two inches of rain was recorded on the night of July 6. The total rainfall for the week was more than five inches. Sweeney Bates delivered cattle to the Chicago market. Miss Jewel (Jupton of the west- em part of the county was a visitor here. Miss Minnie LaFon was em ployed to teach in the public school, filling the place made va cant by Miss Genevieve A halt. Misses Myrtle and Iva Bcrg-hofer were the guests of Quincy relatives. Mrs. Sarah Towler and granddaughter, Miss Ethelyn Todd returned from a visit to relatives in Shelbina. Mrs. II. I. Huggins and little daughter, Awanda were Palmyra visitors. Charles Whaley returned to Hale where he was making his home with his daughter, Mrs. Frank Johnson. A number of Palmyrans enjoy ed a picnic at Gash spring, south of Palmyra. Henry Schmidt died at his home in New Market, July 5. He was 70 years of age and during hit early life operated a shoe shop here. Lon McLaughlin was severely injured when a giant fire cracker exploded in his hand. Margaret, the little eight year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C Daume fell from a cherry tree, breaking his right leg Ed De Jaynes, the nortorious horse thief, who was charged with stealing a horse from Harvey Schultt at Maywood and who wat captured by work done through 3. W. Lemmon while searching for hit stolen hones, broke Jail at Carthage, 111. Re was soon captured while hiding in the home of his sister who tipped off the officers when re ward waa offered for his apprehension. Fire destroyed the ice house and bar ta the rear of the Phot icating the number i6: "A man. eoinff through the couniry claiming 10 enlarge .pictures and teach others the art, recently stopped with J. C. Haynes who alleges the stranger skipped out owing him a board bill, besides taking a set of buegy harness and several articles belonging to the house. He is described as 5 1-2 feet tall, fair, brown mustache, drives a sorrel horse with blaze face and four white feet to a road wagon with top." Wm. J. Spranie of Palmyra, 60, died suddenly on the steps of the Congregational church in (juiney, Thursday evenine, June 10. He had been in the church to attend a concert but remained only a few minutes and on coming out fell dead. Surviving him were his widow and one brother, A. I). Sprague of Hannibal. The following is taken from the files under date of July 13: "Twenty-five or thirty years ago Dr. Alonzo Jones, wife and three daughters, occupied the Olive street hotel in Palmyra. They moved to St. Louis where Jones deserted his family and went to New Orleans. The deserted family prospered and are now in affluent circumstances. Jones- afterward returned to St. Louis with another wife and died In destitute circumstances July 6 at the age of 75 years. It was his request that he be buried in Palmyra and on July 8, the Rev. J. W. Cunningham brought the body here at his own expense. Services were held at the grave and the little band present, A. K. Ziegler, I. R. Huggins, J. F. Heinxe, H. W. Moore, Wm. G. Miller and Thos. Martin raised a collection among themselves and paid for digging the grave." accomplish everything, the second oppose everything, and the third fail in everything." plays by the team are "A Connecticut Yankee," "Dearest Enemy," "Peirgy Ann." "Present Arms," "Chee-Chce," "Heads Up." j "Simple Simon" and "Babes in Arms." Lee Dixon, screen and stage ! dancing comedian, who scored at the Municipal Opera last summer in "Rosalie," has been especially engaged to play the role of the hoofer, Phil Dolan III, Patricia Bowman, renowned American dancer, as the humorous Russian ballerina. Vera Barnova. Valva Valentinoff, a former star of the world famous Ballet Russe, will make his Municipal Opera debut in the role of Constantine Mor-rossine. Alexis Rotov, another UPHOLSTERING H Renew Your Old Furniture Large Stock of Samples Phone tor Estimator to Call p WHITE STAR 1 LAUNDRY tHftm m ONE OF A SERIES OF ADVERTISEMENTS ON "MEN WHO MAKE MISSOURI" I i . -S?5EJr'ft v 'Jm nil iiiiji. ! nY V f FIFTY YEARS AGO Mist Emma Wishert was a Quincy visitor. Jake Schnitzer of St. Louis, formerly of Palmyra, was a visi tor here. Farmers were making the pre diction that the county oat crop would be largest ever raised here. Arthur L. Eastin of St. Louis, formerly of Palmyra, was a visi tor here. Rev. W. E. Clatrirett preached at the Presbyterian church. Edgar Coons who was living in New Mexico waa a visitor here, hit former home. Competent Judget were predict ing that a ten acre field of wheat south of the R. B. Saffarrant residence would make an average yield of 40 bushels to the acre. Etta M, the fourteen months old daughter of Henry and Magdalene Diemer, died July 2. H. E. Smith Co. decided to extend the store building to the alley. The contract for the stone work waa let to Juette Cants. Teea Hurt, the hone thief who MlSSOLRI farmers help feed the world, but today Missouri's 6500 grocers help feed not only the farmer, but also the 2,275,000 folks who live in our cities and towns. The grocer haa been an indispensable f arl of the growth of Missouri. Almost rom the days of our earliest settlers, he ' has hail an important part in the develop men! of every community. The game and fish, the scanty grain and maixe our pio nec- forefathers found available, soon had to be supplemented with other foods -and the grocer took on the Job, taking his place aa one of the mainstays of community life. In the early days his store waa often renter of barter where he exchanged beef, game or pork for coffee, augar, etc., and other desired food luxuries. Later he ex changed and bought food from the farmer and wholesaler and sold for rash or credit to hia trade. Often he aupplied food for aeveral months to his customers until their crop of 'un, cotton, corn, wheat or tobacco couid be sold and the account settled. Thereby he helped Missouri grow, helped Missouriana prosper. Today there are 186 accredited whole ale grocers and more than 6500 well rated retail grocery stores in Missouri, doing an aggregate business of appraxl amatcly $180,000,000 a year. Yoar grocer prides himself on the up-to-date condition of Ka store, the fine service and conven ient which be brings to his customers. He is in a big fundamental business a dependable, well informed business man a good ritixen and ta payer without whom you or your community could not get along. A pioneer in development, today he is rendering an ever increasing service to Missouri. And in like manner, in another line of service, your privately -owned utility com- paniee the tax-paying electric, gas and water companies of Missouri-have pioneered and modernized their own Import ant services. As your grocer aseemblea from far and wide the foods that reach your table, so your ntility companies bring the comfort and time-saving convenience of mod-eru utility services to your home at low rates. We aalute the Grocer, a fellow traveler along the road of public service! 1 Missouri Association of Public Utilities if kbt ksh sntn KffajesciiY.assoea

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