I, SUBSCRIBED FOR BY MANY BORROW ED BY A FEW READ BY ALL ) La Plata Home Press LARCBST CIRCULATION (NT ANY rAI'tK IN THE COUNTY BB8T ADVERTISING MEDIUM IN NORTH MISSOCBI 11.50 PER YEAR VOL. 49 NO. 7 THE IA PLATA HOME PRESS, LA PLATA, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1924 MACON COUNTY OFFICIALS INDICTED B. R. Williams and Norman Elders are Charged With Embezzlement Judge B. R. Williams, judge of Pro bate Court and Norman Elder, public administrator of Macon County were indicted by the present grand jury, I it became known Saturday night. Both officials are charged "with the misuse of money belonging to wards of the probate court. Judge Williams and Mr. Elder promptly gave bond The charge against Judge Williams Is that he borrowed $7,000 from the guardians of the wards for his own personal use. Attorneys speaking for Judge Wil liams stated, "Judge Williams is charged with embezzlement, the offense consisting of Judge Williams as an individual borrowing money from the public administrator, funds which said public administrator held for wards, which was his duty to loan to some one. In obtaining the loan Judge Williams gave a first mortgage on real estate, the value of which was double the amount of the loan. The note bears an interest of 6 and 6 1-2 per cent. Fire insurance amounting to over $8,000 covering buildings on the real estate was also assigned. Following is a synopsis of one of the indictments against Judge Williams, says the Macon Republican: "That Barney R. Williams on or about May 27, A. D., 1924,Ct the coun ty of Macon and State of Missouri, then and there being an officer duly elected by virtue of the law of the state, to-wit, probate judge of Macon county, Missouri, did unlawfully make away with and convert to his own use moneys that came to him under the supervision as probate judge, to-wlt, five thousand dollars, the property of Eliza Elder, a person of unsound mind which money came under the supervision of the said Barney R. Williams by . virtue of his official position aforesaid, against the peace and dignity of the state." The other indictment is of about the same form, but alleges two thousand dollars, the property of John W. Smith, a minor, were usd. Norman Elder is charged with using $300 from the estate of Eliza Elder, mentioned above. E. II. TAMiOT AM) DAUGHTER RETURN FROM TRIP E. H. Talbot and daughter, Eula, returned last Friday noon from a very pleasant trip of eight weeks. On leaving here they went to Lincoln, Nebraska, where they visited his two brothers, and from there to Western Nebraska, spending ten days and from there to Denver where they visited his son, Warren F. Talbot and family. While in Colorado they visited at Loveland, Greely, Longmont, also visited Nolan Edwards and family at Brighton. Mr. Talbot said he heard several speeches made while there by Davis, Wheeler and Bryan ant', they all said that the Democratic party would be elected, and he said, "Amen, Let'er go." Mr. Talbot has voted the Democratic ticket for a number of years, and expects to do his bit in the coming election. SUPT. LEE URGES CELEBRATE THEIR HEALTH EDUCATION! GOLDEN WEDDING Educators Will lie Held Responsible For This Important Phase FLY HERE IN 24 MINUTES Gus Magrueder and William Kolste came to LaPlata from Kirks ville last Sunday and returned, making the trip in the Magrueder plane in 24 min utes. MAN HELD STOPS JAILDELIVERY Glen Perkins, In Olacon Jail, Checks Escape Monday DEMOCRATIC SPEAKING Honorable Henry L. Jost, Member of Congress, 5th Missouri District and former Mayor of Kansas City, will speak at LaPlata Saturday afternoon at two thirty o'clock, October 18, and at the Court House in Macon Saturday - night at eight o'clock on the political issues. Mr. Jost is one of the best speakers that will be heard in this section of Missouri during this campaign. He is an able Democrat. Anyone hearing him either at LaPlata next Saturday afternoon or at the Court House in Macon next Saturday night will not regret having listened to him, if they are deeply interested in the issues of this campaign. Mr. Jost is a striking example of what may be accomplished by a poor boy in America by determination. He was left at a very early age an or phan and without any financial back ing whatever. By his own efforts he has developed into one of the best lawyers In the Middle West. He has arisen in influence and served Kansas City as Mayor and now represents the fifth district of Missouri in the United States House of Representatives. Don't fail to hear this distinguished speaker and Democrat at the Court House in Macon Saturday night, October 18 or at LaPlata at two thirty o'clock, October 18. Glen Perkins, in jail at Macon charged with murder in the first de gree, and denied bond by two Macon county courts, aroused Sheriff Wil liam Banta in the early hours Monday morning, and prevented what might have been a general jail delivery. R. H. Fiske, awaiting transportation for two-year term in the penitentiary for operating a still, sawed out a bar in the upper part of the jail and es caped. Perkins shouted to the sheriff who hurried to the jail in time to pre vent any others from getting away. Perkins might have escaped with Fiske had he wanted to. He is to be taken to Jefferson City Tuesday, where he will appear before the supreme court in the third effort to be released on bond. He is await ins trial, charged with the killing ., of Garnett Sexton, near Excello, the night of August 1. - MARKET REPORT Hens 13 and 19 Springs 13 and 18 Cox 7 Dux 15 Turkeys 15 Geese 10 Eggs 37 Cream 26 and 29 Bran $150 Shorts $180 Oil Meal $2.75 Tankage $3.50 Oats .....60 c The above market is furnished to us by the Swarthout Feed & Produce Company of LaPlata. Warrensburg, Mo., Oct. 10. No community in Missouri can afford to spend much time, money and energy on competitive athletics in its schools until after it has provided for a thorough system of health education, embracing every child in the school system from the first grade through high school, State Superintendent of School Charles A. Lee declared here today. Addressing the Central Missouri Teachers Association, Lee said a "thorough system of health education including every child .will not cost the community as much money as com petitive athletics have been costing. The department of education, he said, "has nothing against competitive athletics as such," but health educa tion for every child is needed rather than a system designed for the chosen few who need the work the less." "The war revealed the fact that one-third of the young men o f the na tion were unfit for military duty, and contrary to general belief, the largest percentage of these were found in the rural sections," he said. The schools have not had as much health education as they must have, and the educators of the future will be held responsible for this very important phase of our system of education." Lee criticised the lack of uniformity in licensing persons to teach in Missouri, declaring there are 124 agencies in Missouri which grant a total of 37 different kinds of teaching certificates. "The teachers will never be of the greatest service until we have a more simplified way of granting certificates. The department graded approximately 46,000 teachers' papers last year, and it would not take anyone long to learn that one of the poorest ways to license a teacher is upon the Mr, And Mrs. James Maitland Were Married Fifty Years Tuesday October 14, was the fiftieth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. James Maitland. Mrs. Charles Lee, Mrs. Stark and Mrs. E. P. Maitland prepared and served the dinner and very successfully carried the program out. A bountiful feast was spread to which the bride and bridegroom of fifty years ago was escorted. Mr. and Mrs. Maitland were mar ried in Sycamore, Illinois at the bride's home on October 14, 1874, she being Miss Adah L. Stark, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Stark. For thirty-five years they made their home around Sycamore, moving to LaPlata in March 1909, where they have resided ever since. Outside of the immediate relatives there are only two living today who attended that wedding. Those present, fifteen in all, who helped to make the Golden Wedding a happy one were: Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Lee of Sycamore, Illinois; Mrs. Lee being Mrs. Maitland's young est sister; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lee and two children; Mrs. Albert Herrin; Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Stark, Emma and Marshall Stark; H. H. Stark is Mr. and Mrs. Maitland's adopted son; Mrs. E. P. Maitland and Adah and Howard Maitland. Dr. Maitland, their son, was forced to be out of town but telegraphed his congratulations. Mrs. Mary Harris, an older sister of Mr. Maitland's, her son, J. S. Harris, his daughter. Miss Mary Harris, and Mrs. Maitland's sister-in-law, Mrs. H. MV Stark of Kingston, Illinois drove into LaPlata at 5:00 p. m. They had come a distance of 395 miles to congratulate the bride and groom, leaving their home at 2:00 a. m. that day. Mrs. Harris is in her eightieth year. They were the recipients of nice presents, flowers and congratulations. In the evening they all attended the LITTLE CHILD FATALLY HURT Y CAR Little Betty Jane, the five-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Davidson of Kirksville, died Monday night from injuries she received by being struck by an automobile.' The girl and some other children were playing in an alley near a building when she was struck by the car driven by L. E. Wit- craft, who did not see her in time to ston. The little girl's father is a teacher in the Normal at Wisconsin and the grandfather was in Peoria.Ill- inois at the time of the accident. The father, mother, and a baby sister, Dorothy Jean, and the grandparents are left to mourn the loss of the loved one. CAMPAIGN BY AUTO IN OZARK REGION Making Speeches iu Larger Towns) Getting Many Votes RETURNS FROM VISIT WITH RELATIVES H. A. Sweetland returned Friday from Moberlv where he visited his granddaughter, who is in the hospital at that place for treatment of infan tile Daralysis. Mr. Sweetland also visited his daughter, Mrs. Chester Park and family at Centralia on his return home. basis of an examination of ten ques-1 reception given the new Methodist PLAN RAIL GROUPS NORTH OF OHIO Proposal submitted To Interstate Commerce Commission tions given on 16 subjects. Writing perfect papers on every subject is no assurance the writer is a good teach er. Native ability, a fitness for the profession, must be coupled with a deep interest in the pursuit if study in the institutions whose function it is to train teachers. I want especially to plead that all institutions in which teacners are trained be well financed so they may render future service commensurate and even exceeding their past record in providing the state with trained teachers." GRANDDAUGHTER OF MR. AND MRS. WORKMAN WEDS Announcements were out this week of the marriage of Mis Jaunita Fae Easley to Mr. W. J. Metz, which took place at Palmyra. Missouri on Sept em ber 2t. The bride has been teaching school at Maywood and the groom U a student of osteopathy of Kirksville. The bride ta a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Easley of Brashear and a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Work ma a, of LaPlata. Dr. Metz' home la la Ohio aad be will finish acbool est June. VISITS HERE WHILE ENROUTE TO INDIANA Roy Michael who has been in Spencer, Iowa for the past few weeks. arrived In LaPlata Monday evening for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Michael. He expects to report for duty by the 20th at Nappa-nee, Indiana, where he has accepted a position. W. C. ARNOLD VISITS HERE Mrs. - S. W. Arnold and daughter, Alice of Kirksville, motored here Saturday to meet W. C. Arnold of Chllli-cothe, who returned with them for a visit. Mr. Arnold Is a former LaPlata resident and was manager of the Arnold Lumber Company here a few years ago. LITTLE CHINESE GIRL HERE Miss Elsie Kirk from China town. MRS. TURNER INJURED Mrs. R. B. Turner was injured quite seriously last evening when she fell into the basement at their home. Her shoulder was dislocated and a bone broken. She was rushed to the Grim-Smith Hospital where she is reported this morning as to be resting as well as expected. Mr. and Mrs. Turner are remodeling their home and putting in a basement, and she bad started down the basement steps and in missing a step she fell some distance. pastor and his family at the home of W. D. Shunk, where the event of the evening was a wedding ceremony performed in the presence of seventy guests with Mr. and Mrs. Maitland once more facing the pastor. Mr. Maitland is 75 years of age and his wife is 68. Mr. Maitland has been an Odd Fellow for 51 years and is still a charter member of Sycamorei Lodge No. 105, I. O. O. F. PHOTOGRAPHY FOR LA PLATA Walter Ayers, a photographer of Illinois has rented the Bragg building upstairs, and next door to this office and expects to open up a photography within the next week. Mr. Ayers is an experienced photographer and comes , to LaPlata well represented. He is now located in Kirksville, and expects to be in LaPlata a few days each week and will put out first class work. v AUSTIN E. PARK HERE FROM CALIFORNIA Austin E. Park of Los Angeles. Cal ifornia Is the guest of his father, Jo seph K. Park here this week. Mr. San Francisce. superintendent of an Park has been In St. Louis for tne Oriental School passed through here Past two weeks visiting his sister. Mrs. Tuesday enroute to Kirksville where Joe Bonnam ana ramiiy oeiore coming CREW RESTS WHILE ZEP IS REPAIRED San Diego, Oct. 13. Officers and men of the big navy dirigible Shenandoah which arrived here late Fri day night and which is prolonging its visit to allow for repairs to a broken girder, a damaged rear gondola, and some minor engine trouble, were to day taking advantage of the changed flying schedule to get some much needed rest. Lieut. Commander Lansdowne, in command of the Shenandoah, said this morning that the repair work was progressing rapidly on the big ship and she is expected to be all ready to resume her flight northward along the Pacific coast to Seattle tomorrow morning. Washington, Oct. 13. All railroads east of Chicago and north of the Ohio river would be grouped around the New York Central, the Pennsylvania, the Baltimore & Ohio, and the Nickel Plate under the terms of a merger plan reported to have been laid before the Interstate Commerce Commission by the executives of the.roads named. The plan is said to have been sub mitted Saturday by Patrick Crowley, of the New York Central, Samuel Rea of the Pennsylvania, Daniel Wlllard, of the Baltimore & Ohio and the Van Swearingen Brothers of the Nickel Plate as an alternative to the commission's tentative consolidation plan which calls for nine systems in the eastern region. VISITS MOTHER WHO IS m TEARS OLD Mr Alex Camegy of Clinton and Mrs. WBIiam Wlckam of MetU were here Tsesday en route to tbeir borne frost a visit ta Krtstvflle with their Mother. Mr. A. DanMa. Mr. Daniel la at t year 1L she will be the guest of her parents. Dr. and Mrs. John R. Kirk. Miss Kirk was accompanied by a little four year old Chinese girl her name being Haw Chan and is the youngest of five children in her home and ia one of forty where Miss Kirk la teaching. Her moth er is dead and her father is a musician. SENATOR LAFOI.LETTE PASSES THROUGH HERE Robert M. LaFollette. known to some aa the "poor maa'a candidate for President." traveling in style with two pull man car and special baggage car. Baaed through ber yesterday morning enroute to De Moines and other points on his (peaking tonr of tbe Middle West to LaPlata. KNOXVILLE ILLINOIS EDITOR VISITS HIRE Larern McDaritt, editor of tbe Knoxville Republican, published at Knoxville, Illinois was In LaPlata this week and made this office a call. Mr. McDaritt visited his father. W. A. Mc-Davitt near Lacrosse and was retur-Ing borne. A. R. JACKSON HEADS KNIGHTS OF PTTHIAS Rev. A. B. Jackson, pastor of tbe Community Presbyterian rbarch here, was this week elected Grand Chancellor of tbe Knights of rythiaa for tbe coming years, at n Meeting held in 8C Louis this NAVY SEAPLANE IS WRECKED AT HIGH SPEED Philadelphia. Oct. 11. Hying at a speed estimated to have been In excess of 150 miles an hour, the United States navy racing seaplane FTW today fell 100 feet into the Delaware river and was completely wrecked. Lieut. A. W. Gorton, the pilot, who was carried beneath the water, extricated himself from the wreckage, swam to the surface and was picked up by the crew of a tug. At the hospital of the Philadelphia navy yards, physicians said he was badly hurt, but had escaped fatal Injuries. VOTERS TO HAVE A HUGE BLANKET BALLOT JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Oct. 14. The largest blanket ballot ever used in Missouri elections will be printed for the next general election, November 4. The ballot will be 19 1-2 inches wide and 38 inches long. The names of the nominees of seven political parties will be on the ballot. Six of the parties which have filed tickets have also filed official emblems to be placed at the top of their tickets. The emblem of the Democratic party will be the likeness of the Sta tue of Liberty, while the Republican emblem will be the usual eiepnant. The Socialist party has adopted as its emblem the picture of two hands clasped around the globe, and the Socialist-Labor party will run Its old emblem, the arm and hammer. The picture of a camel will be at the top of the list of Prohibition candidates and the Liberal party has arranged for the printing of the picture of the Liberty Bell. . TO MOVE TO LAPLATA Cleve Hardgrove of near Atlanta expects to move to LaPlata within the next few days, having rented the Kincheloe property in East LaPlata. Mr. Hardgrove expects to enter the LaPlata High School here to finish ! his course of study and is contemplat ing studying for the ministry. He has been appointed as representative of the Macon County Farmers jiuiuai Insurance Company, the vacancy here being caused by the death of J. L. Norfolk. LaPlata welcomes Mr. Hardgrove and his family. CALLED TO KIRKSVILI.fr: BT DEATH OF RELATIVE Mra. J. B. Riegel of Hay. Kansas was in LaPlata yesterday morning a few hours between trains while enroute to Kirksville. being called by tbe death of ber sister child, Betty Jane Davidson. bo was run over by a car. Four Democratic candidates for as many state offices visited West Plains Wednesday night and all of them made addresses to a large audience. The candidates were Mrs. Kate Morrow of Warrensburg, candidate for Secretary of State; Carter Buford of Centerville, candidate for lieutenant governor; Elmer O. Jones of LaPlata candidate for attorney general, and George Middlekamp, of Kansas City, candidate for state auditor. The party is making a campaign through that section of the state in automobiles. Accompanying the can didates are Mrs. Middlekamp and little daughter, Florence; Mrs. Buford and son, Anthony, and Curtis Betts, political writer for the St. Louis Post- Dispatch. Leaving Jefferson City the first of the week, they motored by way of Vienna, Rolla and Houston to West Plains. Thursday was spent in Oregon county, all of the candidates making speeches in a big tent at Thayer, where the Oregon County Fair is in progress. From Oregon county the candidates motored to Doniphan and through Southeast Missouri. There was no announcement from Democratic state headquarters of the coming of the speakers. A message from Mrs. Morrow received here late in the day was the first intimation that the candidates would visit West Plains. Telephone calls to Democratic men and women brought out a good audience to hear the speakers. Circuit Judge E. P. Dorris was holding court but adjourned to allow the speakers to use the court room. Mrs. Morrow, the first speaker, said she was blazing the way for other women to come later. She knew, she said, that there was a repugnance on the part of some people to vote" for a woman, but why should not men and women stand together in politics as well as in life. She pointed to tbe fact that Kentucky has a woman secretary of state and so has New Mexico. Mrs. Morrow urged every woman to vote In the November election and predicted that when the roll is called on the morning of November 5th De mocracy will be a winner. Geo. Middlekamp, the next speaker Is a man of wide experience, a business man who would make a splendid auditor. He served four years as state treasurer and has had fifteen years banking experience. Elmer O. Jones, of LaPlata, the Democratic candidate for Attorney General is a fine orator. He pleased the audience with his description of the Hyde administration, which Is costing the tax payers $50.30 an hour more than the Gardner administration cost. "It ain't worth it," the speaker 8 aid. In his short address, Carter M. Buford, Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, pointed to the fact that 90 percent of the farmers in his home county of Reynolds don't know where they will get the money this year to pay their taxes, and it is up to the Democratic party to pass laws to relieve their condition. Howell County Gazette. LEAVES FOR KANSAS Miss Saddler of Kirksville and Miss Maurine Elgin of this city left this week for Marceline. Bucklin. and Brookfield as sales ladies for the Allied Mills Hosiery Company of Pennsylvania. They also expect to 'travel through Kansas and probably Denver. Colorado, before their return here in December. HERE FROM II.LISOI IOOKI3G A ITER FARM William 3. Bridger of Alexis. Illinois, arrive' here Tuesday morning for a visit with friends and to look after hla farm east of Lariat. Mr. Brtdrer aad fanny were residents of Macon eonnty nntfl n few year ago when they moved to Illinois. DELEGATE TO GRVND LOIK.E Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Perry left Sunday for St. Louis. Mrs. Perry was a delegate to tbe Eastern Star Grand Chapter and Mr. Perry a delegate to the Knights of Pythias lodge. Both conventions are in session there this week. WAR VET ERIN HOGS HIMSELF J. H Thomas. A and a war Vetera, a resident of Queen City, took his life by hanaing himself in a woodshed at bis home Monday morning. He was found by its daughter and physicians were called but were unable to restore him. LEO t 101 ItmtWORTH Mrs. James W. Mite left this morning for Leavenworth. Kansas, being caJM by the orrtous Clness of her sMer. Mr. C C Myer. DRIVE TO QUEEN CITY Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Francis and daughter. Jessie, and Bertha and Lou Thompson motored to Kirksville Sunday and visited w ith W. J. Thompson and family a few hours and from there accompanied by Mr. Thompson and family drove to Queen City. TO SPEND WINTER 15 CALIFORNIA Mr. and Mrs. Orvsl Tates of Kansas City came to LaPlata and will spend this week the goests or Mrs. Tales' mother. Mrs. Zadie Ayers and other relatives. From here they will go to Los Angeles. California here they will spend tbe winter. GOU TO wm il LD, KANSAS Mrs. Herbert I. Bears left Buaday for few days itt In Kansas City and from there she will go to Wnrield. Kansas where she wOl hare chart of the library In the school there, the position she held last year.
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