Skip to main content
The largest online newspaper archive

Shelby County Herald from Shelbyville, Missouri • Page 1

Location:
Shelbyville, Missouri
Issue Date:
Page:
1
Extracted Article Text (OCR)

SHELBY COUNTY HERALD. VOL. LIII. NO. 19.

SHELBYVILLE, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 1923. SUBSCRIPTION $2.00 IN ADVANCE. CIRCUIT COURT MEETS GRAND JURY IN SESSION The June term of circuit court convened here Monday morning and at the same time the Grand Jury for this term began its labors. At 10:30 o'clock Judge Drain called the Grand Jury before him and delivered his instructions, which were pointed and brief. He referred to the members of the jury as a representative body of citizens who were familiar with the duties imposed upon them and to whom lengthy instructions were unnecessary.

Their power is unlimited, he said, when it comes to dealing with violations of the criminal code. Their attention was first called to the fish and game laws of the state, concerning any violations of which they were to inquire into, but the court did not go into detail on this section of the statutes. As a matter of duty the judge said he must call attention to the carrying of concealed weapons. He referred to the tendency toward the carrying of weapons which came as a natural result of the world conflict in which this country was engaged, but declared that we do not need any gun toting in Shelby county. Gambling was next touched upon by the court and its influence pointed out.

With reference to the violation of the liquor law Judge Drain said: "While Shelby county is noted for its sobriety, yet I shouldn't be surprised if conditions did not need looking into." He stressed the duty of the jury to make careful investigation of all reported violations, declaring that the Eighteenth Amendment is the supreme law of the land governing the matter of intoxicating liquors, and should be rigidly enforced. Other duties of the grand jury besides those pertaining to violations of the criminal laws include that of inspecting and reporting on the condition of county property, the court said, asserting that nothing is so beneficial as the careful inspection of a safe and sane grand jury. "You will not be called upon at this time to pass upon the condition of the jail, as has been the long standing custom," Judge Drain said, "as it has passed into history." He then referred to the splendid action of the county court in ordering the jail torn down, saying that body was entitled to a great deal of credit for so doing. He concluded his instructions by appointing Tom Noel foreman. The other members of the grand jury are: Edgar Taylor, Anderson Meadows, Ed Roy, Chester Lyell, John Vandiver, Wm.

Glasscock, Geo. Baker, Z. Y. Winget, Loren Garnett, Tom Collins and Hurley Drennan. The following cases in circuit court: had been disposed of to the time of going to press: Edith M.

Brown et al vs. Eliza Brown et al. Plaintiff declines to further prosecute, evidence heard on behalf of defendant and will established. S. A.

Hutton et al vs. Philip F. Britt -Continued. Paris Style Garment Co. vS.

Ameen Dry Goods granted leave to plead within 30 days from date and continued. W. J. Deering vs. John O.

SmithJudgment for plaintiff for property described in petition with $50 damage. age. Chas. H. Myers vs.

Harry Patterson et al -Dismissed. Maude vs. H. A. Crane et al -Tried to court, judgment for plaintiff for $420 and costs.

Ruby Trust Co. vs. E. E. Cramer et al -Tried to court, judgment for plaintiff on first coun.

$3,344.98, second count $3,449.51 and costs. Neva Copenhaver vs. James N. Copenhaver-Re-set for July 2. H.

S. Jewell et al vs. Cleve D. Turner-Leave granted defendant to plead within 60 days and continued. Holiness Collegiate Institute et al vs.

Church of the Nazarene et al -Reset for July 2. The case of Otto Simpson vs Howard Hillard et al has been on trial since Monday morning and is attracting a great deal of attention. Simpson is suing Hillard for $1,000 damages. The suit is the outcome of a fight between the two men as a result of which, it is alleged, it was necessary for Simpson to have a finger amputated. A barrage of attorneys in the case have kept up a fire of questions and objections during the course of the trial thus far and the hot weather has added to the discomfiture of the interested parties as well as NEW DRESSMAKING SHOP A new dressmaking establishment opened for business here Monday in the east rooms of the Shelby County Abstract Loan Co.

building. The principals in the new venture are Mrs. Sadie Albright and Mrs. Genella Woods, both well known to the people of this community. They have installed a new hemstitching machine and are fully equipped to do high class work.

The firm will add a line of millinery for early fall. RECOVERING FROM INJURIES DIES FROM OVER-EATING Fred Simmons, 14-year-old son of Byrd Simmons, living near Heather, died last Thursday in a hospital at Shelbina as a result of over-eating while convalescing from an illness. Three weeks previous the boy was kicked in the abdomen by a horse. He was apparently recovering factorily, but became very ill a week before his death after eating a hearty meal consisting principally of vegetables. He was rushed to a hospital and an operation was performed.

Funeral and buurial services were held at Ebenezer church in Marion county Saturday. Besides the father, four brothers and sisters survive. Deceased was a nephew of Mrs. J. W.

Simmons of Shelbyville. W. I. McKINNEY DEAD Wm. I.

McKinney, well known farmer, died last Tuesday afternoon at his home southwest of Lentner, death being due to heart trouble. He had been in poor health for several months following an attack of infuenza, from which he never recovered. Mr. McKinney was a native of Missouri having been born in Stoddard county, Nov. 22, 1854, and all his life was spent in this state.

He came to Shelby county 42 years ago and lived for many years near Duncan Chapel. (Six years ago he moved to the farm near Lentner. His wife, who was Mary Catherine Thompson, died about fourteen years ago. Surviving him are six children: Mrs. Bertie Strachan of near Leonard, Mrs.

Russell Peters of Shelbina, and J. Grace, Roy E. and Jess A. McKinney at home. One son died several years ago.

One sister, Mrs. Mary Spivey of Oroville, also survives He was a member of the Methodist church, having his membership at Duncan Chapel. Funeral services were held Thursday morning at 11 o'clock at Bacon Chapel, conducted by Rev. S. E.

Hoover of Shelbyville. Burial was in Bacon Chapel cemetery. SMALL BOY DIES Ray Harl Parker, 11 years old, son of J. G. Parker, south of town, died last Thursday of diabetes which followed an attack of measles.

The body was taken Friday to Cincinnati, Iowa, where funeral and burial services were held Saturday. A short service conducted by Rev. F. M. Branic was held at the Parker home Friday morning at 9 o'clock.

Besides the father and step-mother two brothers, Dean Drake and Roy Verl, and one half-brother, Neal Jean, survive. The family has the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement. ALBERT COPENHAVER TRADES FARM FOR NEWARK STORE Albert Copenhaver has traded his farm of 80 acres near the Carroll bridge, southwest of town, to J. N. Morris for the latter's stock of general merchandise at Newark.

The deal was made last Tuesday and Mr. Copenhaver was given possession of the store at once. He will hold a public sale next Saturday, after which date his wife and son will join him in Newark. BUYS BETHEL PROPERTY The J. Ray Pickett property in Bethel, consisting of a residence and four lots, was sold at trustee's sale here Monday to J.

E. Moore for $3,000. the spectators. However, interest in the case has not lagged and the trial is still going strong as the Herald goes to press. Wm.

L. Hamrick and Franklin Vancleve are the attorneys for Simpson and E. M. 0'Bryen and H. J.

Libby are representing the defenaant. JUDGE DRAIN AND J. P. BOYD SPEAK AT EXERCISES Judge V. L.

Drain of this city and Attorney James P. Boyd of Paris were the speakers the Decoration Day exercises held at the I. O. 0. F.

cemetery Wednesday. The beautiful song service by the Shelbyville Choral Club was a feature of the ceremonies. During the course of his remarks Judge Drain said he was glad of the opportunity' to express the appreciation of the people of this community of the splendid benefaction of John J. Ellis and wife, who' presented the Shelter House, where the exercises were held, to the cemetery. "The greatest thing we individually need today," said Judge Drain, "is a hope that we may know each other better the world over.

Our one great incentive for doing good and serving our fellowman is the immortal hope of the life eternal." "I would rather have it said of me than anything else when I am gone," declared Mr. Boyd, that "he 'served his generation." He quoted a noted divine who was speaking on the subject, Immortality of the Soul, who said: "If I were called upon today to forget you my brethren, or my God, I would forget my God. It is possible for me to see God and not' see you, but I cannot see God unless I see him through you." Mr. Boyd emphasized the fact that we think more of accumulating wealth than we do of the peace of the world and that we are not giving our measure of service to bring about the peace for which our brave boys, thousand of whom sleep beneath the Poppy fields of France, fought so valiantly. ENTERTAIN FOR MEMBERS WHO ARE LEAVING CITY The Shelbyville Camp of Royal Neighbors gave a very enjoyable surprise social last Friday evening Allie Ralls and Mrs.

Myrtle Threlkeld! at the home of Mrs. Allie Pollard. Miss Dorothy Beckley of the Hannibal Camp and Mrs. Sylvia Peacher of Quincy were also guests on this occasion, together with the husbands and families of the Neighbors. Refreshments of ice cream and wafers were served.

Mrs. Threlkeld and Mrs. Ralls are leaving town for the summer and will be greatly missed by the local camp. HERE ON VISIT S. P.

Robertson and family, of Mexico, spent the week-end at the home of P. L. Raplee, southwest of town. Mr. Robertson has given up his position as salesman for the John M.

Brant Company and is now following the carpenter trade in Mexico. Ninety new homes are going up in Mexico, Mr. Robertson said, and the firm he is working for has contracts for erecting sixty of these. The homes are being sold on the installment plan. Crops are looking good in the Mexico vicinity, according to Mr.

Robertson, who said the wheat and oats are doing particularly well. Corn is a little backward there and nas been needing rain. MRS. MYRTLE THRELKELD TO TEACH IN HANNIBAL Mrs. Myrtle Threlkeld, formerly County Superintendent of Schools, has signed a contract to teach in the Hannibal schools next year, and will be assigned the principalship of either the Ward or Junior High school.

Mrs. Threlkeld has had a number of teaching offers, two of which were very flattering, one at Lyman, and the other at Oklahoma City. SHELBY WOOL POOL SELLS AT 36 TO 51 CENTS The Shelby County Wool Growers' Pool, containing approximately 16,000 pounds, was sold here Friday under competitive bid to A. Aronson Co. of Hannibal, at prices ranging from 36 to 51 cents per pound, on grade.

The pool represented the wool of some 64 growers, a large number of whom are purebred Hampshire breeders. Approximately 80 percent of the entire pool was threeeighths and quarter combing and this grade brought 49 cents. Some choice wool, fine combing, brought 51 cents. John McDaniel, of Savannah, graded the wool, grading each grower's clip in his presence so that the grower might know all the facts about the quality of his wool. Mr.

McDaniel said the pool was the most uniform collection of wool that he had ever handled. Among the individual growers the largest clips were contributed by Roscoe McMaster and Sherwood Shelbyville, and Joseph Dodd of Lenoard. Other bidders besides Aronson were Wahlert Gunizler, Abraham Fur Company and the B. Harris Wool Company, all of St. Louis.

I ATTENDED SCHOOL WHERE GEN. PERSHING WAS STUDENT Mrs. Bessie White of Warrensburg, and Mrs. Jennie Smith of near Epworth, who until a few days ago had not met for 23 years, are now vis. iting together at Mrs.

Smith's home. The two attended the Kirksville Normal School in the early nineties and formed a friendship at that time that has lasted through the intervening years. Mrs. Smith has taken up teaching again after a lapse of twenty-five years. Both women are well acquainted with General John J.

Pershing, havhad the honor of attending the same school with him, he being a student at Kirksville at the same time they were in school there. BALDWIN-RAY Miss Thelma, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ray, who live south of Leonard, and Mr. Ralph Baliwin of near Edina were married May 24 at LaBelle.

After a short wedding trip the couple will go to housekeeping on the groom's farm east of Edina. The bride has many friends in the community in which she lives, who extend best wishes for her happiness. AGED WOMAN BREAKS HIP Mrs. S. E.

Garrison suffered a fracture of the right hip in a fall at her home in Shelbyville last Thursday. The limb was placed in a cast and she is getting along as well as could be expected. Mrs. Garrison is in her 84th year and considering her advanced age the fracture will probably be slow in mending. HOT TIME FOR GRAND JURY With the mercury hovering around the 90 mark Monday, electric fans a buzzing and great beads of perspiration standing out on the foreheads of many sons of toil, the water bucket in the circuit court room occupied a position similar to an oasis in the desert.

As the events that transpire before the Grand Jury are always kept secret there is no way of knowing the exact conditions that existed in the room where that body was laboring, but the atmosphere must have been decidedly close, necessitating a plentiful supply of water there also. Shelbyville Concert Band W. EVERETT THURMAN, Director Court House Park Saturday, June 9 8 P. M. PROGRAM 1-March-The New Colonial 2-March-The Washington Grays 3-Overture-Panorama Barnhouse 4-Fox -Why Should I Cry Over You.

5-Selection-Faust Gunod 5-Melody of Engleman 1-Popular Number Gallager and Mr. Shean 8-Indian Characteristic- -Tonkawa Story 9-Spanish Serenade Yradier 10-The Sunny South Plantation Medley "THEM LICENSES AGAIN" Dr. S. L. Simpson of Leonard drove his car to Shelbyville Monday minus the black and blue decorations, monly called license plates, which the law says must adorn automobiles "both fore and aft." "Uncle Nimmie," the township's watchdog of the troublesome little tags, and the auto owner's particular nemesis, spied the doctor's car in its naked condition.

He promptly found the owner and collected a fine of $25 and costs, a total of $33.30, which is getting to be a familiar entry on the Constable's books. LEAVES BALTIMORE FOR ALABAMA SCHOOL POST In a recent issue the Baltimore (Md.) Sun had the following to say concerning Roy Dimmitt, who has held a state educational post there for the past three years: "Roy Dimmitt, State director of vocational education in Maryland since 1920, has resigned his position to accept appointment as dean of faculty and director of student activities at the Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Auburn, Alabama. "Mr. Dimmitt's resignation will take effect July 1. The appointment of a successor will be considered today at a meeting of the State Board of Education.

"Mr. Dimmitt has been associated with industrial and vocational tion for many years. He is the author of 'Evening and Part-time Schools in the Textile Industry of the Southern published by the Federal Board of Vocational Education, and Survey of Coal Mining and Coke Industry for the Virginia Coal ators' published by the Virginia State Board of Vocational Education. "A graduate of the University of Missouri, Mr. Dimmitt taught for several years in high schools of that State.

He was director of industrial education at Birmingham, for 11 years and principal of Ensley High School there. Later Mr. Dimmitt was appointed State High School Inspector of Alabama. "During summer sessions Mr. Dimmitt has instructed at the ties of Alabama, Missouri and Mississippi.

He also was associate editor of Educational Exchange, the Alabama school journal, and secretary of the Alabama Educational Association. "Mr. Dimmitt wss appointed director of vocational education in Maryland in 1920. He has served since in that capacity with the State Board of Education, of which Albert S. Cook is superintendent." CONCERT SATURDAY NIGHT Owing to bad weather there was no band concert Saturday night and the program that was to have been rendered then will be given next Saturday night at the usual time.

The selections as announced last week will be given. The James Edelen Co. dry goods establishment opened for business last Friday, June 1. Mrs. F.

D. Moore has a position in the new store and John Wm. Waite is employed in the men's department. Good rains have been reported from all sections of the county during the past week and crops and gardens are in excellent condition. Fishing is good and "the ol' swimmin' hole" begins to look inviting again.

Miss Katharine Drain returned home Sunday from West Plains, where she has been a guest for the past six weeks at the home of Mrs. Charles Bohrer. Mrs. Bohrer will be remembered here as Miss Lennie Arnold. John Moore and Sons and C.

C. Hayward shipped a carload of wheat (1,300 bushels) from Shelbyville Tuesday to the Hannibal Milling Co. The wheat graded No. 2 and was contracted for a short time ago at $1.18 3 bushel. W.

P. Gerlich writes the Herald to change his address from Anaheim to Buena Park, Calif. He says: "We are having ideal weather. The Valencia Orange Show is now in full swing. It certainly is a treat to be here in Southern California.

I came out here Feb. 3, 1922, and am now employed by the Standard Oil.Co. in the pipe line department. Had the misfortune to fracture my ankle on May 14, but am getting along nicely now. Tell everyone hello for me." LARGER NUMBER OF MEN TAKING EXAMINATIONS The profession of teaching is attracting more young men at this time than in former years, as indicated by the number of men taking examinations for certificates to teach.

At the June teachers examinations held here Friday and Saturday by County Superintendent Gwynn fifteen men and eighteen women were in attendance. Of this number twenty-one are prospective teachers, taking the exlaminations for the first time. Five took the examinations to renew their present certificates and the remainder are seeking to raise their certificates. Clarence makes the strongest bid for teachers, the delegation from that point numbering thirteen. Names of the teachers taking examinations are given by towns as follows: -Francis Hayden, Vivian Kuntz, Perry Lear, Valience Connaway, Virgil Todd, Dean O'Donnell.

Clarence--Forest Kuhner, Floyd Timmons, Myrtle Boling, Walter A. Tiller, Mrs. Nora Carroll, Gilbert Whiles. Lloyd 0. Hutcherson, May Belle Hayden, Pauline Roy, Grace Spencer, Elsie Axt, Norene Wood, Charles Callison.

Shelbyville-Nellie Maud Stewart, Willie Werr, Virginia von Thun, Leona Gaines. Nellie Looney, Geralline Riige. -George Simmons, John C. Poore. Bethel -Chester Calvert, Frankie Allen, W.

L. Parsons. Lakenan Margaret A. Meek, Mrs. Leona Snider.

Epworth -Vera Hickman. Four boy: took the examination for representative of the county at the State Fair: Carol Claggett, Bethel; Vincent Howerton, Leonard; Raymond Gaines and Ikey Looney, Shelbyville. FISH LIKE LIVER Last week this paper referred to the panicky condition of the fish in Salt River, following the arrival here of fishermen S. I. Bragg and W.

D. Claggett, of Quincy. Our informant was right, as "Scy" Bragg told us Saturday that he didn't get a bite in Salt River. However, on Thursday and Friday he visitel at the home of C. W.

Lair near Bethel and cast his lines in North River. He tried worms, he tried minnows and other famous bait, but the fish would not bite even in that stream. Then he thought of liver, baited his hook with -and had to call for help. Really, he said, he never saw fish bite so fast in his life and before he and his assistants had given the hungry fish so much as a sight of the tender morsels of liver, more than one hundred members of the finny tribe had been snatched from beneath the placid waters of gentle North River. TO TOUR COUNTY Members of the Shelby County Boys'and Girls' Baby Beef Calf Club will participate in 3 tour Friday, June 8.

to see the calves belonging to the various members. The party will start from Shelbyville at 8 o'clock Friday morning accompanied by Prof. H. M. Garlock, of the College of Agriculture, Columbia.

Judging from reports the calves of the local club are among the best in the country. HERALD AD SELLS MANY TURKEY EGGS I Recently Miss Louise Kilb insertel an ad in the Herald offering turkey eggs for sale at 35c each. From this advertisement, which cost her thirty cents, she has sold more than $38 worth of eggs and could have sold 2.000 eggs, she said. if she had had them. Not only did she receive orders from persons living in this and adjoining counties, where the Herald circulates, but she also received orders from people living at a distance, who are Herald readers.

One order for 150 eggs came in from the state of Washington. Miss Kilb has only four turkey hens and her supply of eggs has necessarily been limited. She is still receiving orders and delivering eggs and her faith in the power of advertising is growing stronger every day..

Get access to Newspapers.com

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 300+ newspapers from the 1700's - 2000's
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

About Shelby County Herald Archive

Pages Available:
12,919
Years Available:
1871-1926