Warrenton Banner from Warrenton, Missouri on May 11, 1950 · Page 1
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, C0LUMD1A.M0. 8,to ON BANNER Per Year $3 Single Copy 7c Coven Warren, and Part of Montgomery, Lincoln and St Charles Counties VOLUME U WARRENTON. WARREN COXTOTT, MSSOPRI THURSDAT, MAT 11. IBM NUMBER it THE Writes Letter From Canada Harry Rote of Gadsby. Alberta, Canada, Write (Letter to Pott, master at New Trturton Note by Editor. The following letter date January 28, wai written by Harry Rosi of Gadsby, Alberta, Canada, and tent to the Postmaster at New Truxton, Mo. Mr. Ross wag a 9-year-old boy when the Cash Bros. Construction Co. back In 1903 and 1904 built the Burlington Railroad through Hawk Point and New Truxton. His father served as a foreman for the construction company, and It was at that time that he became a good friend of John Luelf of near Hawk Point. His letter will bt of Interest to Banner readers, and Is therefore reprinted.) "Whoever you are, I am sure you will take time to acknowledge receipt of this letter even though you have not the slightest Idea as to whom I might be. Well, I'll tell you. In the winter of 1903-1904 I was a kid of about nine years old, going to a small country school about three or four miles from Old Truxton. My father was construction boss on Cash Bros, grading outfit, building the Burlington Railroad you . are now on. We camped on Luelf's farm and for 45 years now I have not forgotten old Missouri and have wondered If anybody around there might re-i member our outfit. I Imagine some of the Luelf family must be around yet. If so please get me in touch with them or let me hear from you. "We left Missouri the spring of 1904, finished a job at Glenwood, Iowa, in June, spent the 4th of July In Omaha, Nebr., shipped to Canada and started work at La combe, Alberta, in July 1904, on one of the first branch lines in Alberta, running east to the prairies where my dad homesteaded In 1905 and I am at present still grain farming. This country was then known as the Northwest Territory and was all Just wide open space with an old cattle ranch, but Is now all grain and cattle and of course mechanized, has good roads and Is now one of the biggest oil prospects on the continent with lots of large Texas drill outfits drilling everywhere. "Oh, I forgot to tell you why I am writing to you Missouri friends today. Well, I've got lots of time and it's too cold to go anywhere. It's 39 below now, last night It was 50 below here and north a little It's been down to 73 below aero. I suppose you have read about your troops taking part In winter exercises, together with our Canadian boys up north along the Alaskan Highway. They Just came up about a week ago. Their instructions Included a warning that they faced the possibility of freezing to death if they got lost in the wilderness and boy, it's no Joke. Last night was clear and cold and when you stood and listened the power and telephone wires Just sreamed with wlerd sound and if you threw a pan of boiling water out it just roars like thunder and falls to the ground In the form of Ice pellets. Still in spite of It sometimes being rather cold, things go on Just the same and we have a wonderful country here with grain and cattle raised on the top, unlimited coal rights below the grass roots which you uncover with bulldozer exposing 7 or 8 ft. of pure coal, ready to load Into trucks and farther down about a mile you find oil In great quantity. "Further north you find the athal-aska tan sands right on the surface, exposed to the air, with oil enough In them to supply the world for a thou sand years. The city of Edmonton Is the Jumping off place for the northern hinterland and Is the headquarters for United States and Canadian Military and Aviation Operations, as well as Exploration Air Operations to the north and start of the Alaskan Highway which is now open to the motoring public In the summer, If you are properly equipped. The Rocky Mountains are a short day's drive by car or truck on fair roads from where I farm (about 160 mles). There you can find moose, deer, bears, goats, etc., as well as plenty of mountain trout and other fish. Right at home here we have geese, ducks, chickens and other small game and further east to Saskatchewan yow find antelope which are now gathered In herds up In the mountains, driven by cold and hunger right up to the towns seeking anything to eat. "Yet, in spite of the fact that we Jive In a land of untold resources the common man does not make a fortune very easily. Farming of course Is a gamble everywhere. Last summer we never had any rain at all until the 28th of June and thousands of acres of crop never even sprouted. So that was 1949 lost as far as grain was concerned (Well, next year maybe). "I would like to hear a little bit about what your district Is like now, compared to what it was In 1903. Have you a local newspaper In Truxton? If so I would be very pleased to have a copy, or the address of same. I am hoping to make a trip back to Nebraska and Missouri some time and would like to plan a little ahead for places of Interest If any of you folks around there are thinking of a holiday trip this summer don't over look a great trip to "uaigary stampede" In July, with a ride trip to Banff, Lake Louise and the Columbia Ice Fields, (Glaciers), all accessible to your car or truck. W1U be glad to try 'to answer any letter concerning anything I can. If you should find this letter of Interest to you or any of your Mends you may circulate It or even stick it in a corner of your local paper for a filler, News From The Warrenton Schools Grade School Commencement, Thnm, Mar 18 With Rev. W. L. Meyer as the Speaker The Senior Glass presented the pmy. A Womun of fifteen', to a tortfo and appreciative audience if riday niaht. M'Hv 5th. Members of iflie cast were Carlotta Gat, Meivtn Busahschom, Phyllis Hummel. (Joyce Murphy Shirley iMcGce. Ildbert Zcv. Wanda Wild Donna Mildred, Jania Juergen.;)-meyer, Sherry Brake, Donald Krakemeycr, Elton Temme. Al bert Bolm, Dorothy Schmidt. Ar- 'den TrKppe. and Janet Delvonrhal. Mrs. Uames Barney directed the ipflay. 'An Honors Assembly will be hekl Wednesday afternoon. Omar Avery of Tmv twill be the guest speaker. Rev. ic. W. Griffin of he College Methodist Church will deliver the baccalaureate address Sunday evening. (May 14, ftt the College Methodist Churdh. Oomimencemont exercis?3 for aill eifrtitth grade graduates of Wuinren Courttiv District R-3 will 'be held Thursday evening May 18, at IKessler Hall. Rev. Wra, L. Meyer of IFerguson will be the cuest sneaker. iHifjh iSohool Commencement exercises will be held lrMay evening May U9tlh. m Kessler Hall. Carl 'Reith of St. louis will deliver ithe address. Due to a tyipesettiin: error, the item in last week's Banner re giirding the State Music Mt was not correct. The item should have read: Robert Hedeman rat ed 'two on this baritlme solo. Only one Ifywt rating iwas given in this group. Gene jjuetkemeyer receiv ed a iwo rating on his trumpet solo. Dhree tfirst ratings were giv en in wus group. cnood ne- iporter. MRS. J. G. SCHRANTZ, 83, DIED THURSDAY, MAY 4 Mrs. John George Schrantz (nee Anna Matilda Schwarze) was called to her rest at the family heme1 4 ' Warrenton at noon, Thursday, May 4th, after only a few hours of illness. Mrs. Schrantz, who had reached the age of 83, wa9 the daughter of Frederick and Justine Schwarze, one of the well known and respected pioneer families of Warren County. Born December 8, 1866 at the family home in the Hopewell vicinity, where she was reared and educated. The deceased was baptized in infancy by the pastor of the Holstein Evangelical Church. She accepted membership in the Evangelical Church to which she remained faithful throughout her life, by the rite of confirmation on April 2, 1882, at Holstein, Mo. She grew to young womanhood at the family home and on March 7, 1894 was united in marriage to J. George Schrantz, one of War-renton's highly respected citizens, who was prominent in public life. Three children, Werner, Maria and George, all of whom survive to. mourn her death, were born to this union. On Friday, March 1, 1007, when death claimed her husband, the deceased was left with her three small children to rear. With resolute spirit and loving devotion Mrs. Schrantz took up her tasks of motherhood to keep a loving memory of the home she and her husband had established. Through out the yeara of her life she kept her family intact and held them together in family devotion. She reared her children in the Christian faith through affiliation with the congregation, to which she transferred her membership at marriage. She gave them sturdy and true principles of life to mold their characters. With thrift and dedication to her family, she guided and helped to provide each one with a college education, so they might be equipped to meet the tasks and problems of life. Trials came to the family, but the spirit of acceptance and the ability to meet them with fortitude kept her strong in spirit. Always an interested participant but of a retiring personality. Mrs, Schrantz was an active member of the Frauen Verein and Ladies Aid Society of this congregation un til November 1, 1024 when she fractured her hip. The love and devotion she had given her children came to bless her in the years when she was physically handicapped. During this time she had the loving care of her daughter, Maria, who was her constant companion in the but at any rate let me know If you got It and If any of the class of ,1903 are still there. Yours very respectfully. (Signed) Harry Ross, Box 153, Gadsby, Alberta, Canada." County Court In Session Last Week Court Ordered Two Roads Repaired and Agree on New Location for Two Other Roods The County Court was in session last week from Monday to Thursday, inclusive. In addition to allowing salaries and routine bills, the following business was transacted. Court ordered County Highway Engineer to have road consisting of 2.8s miles southeast from Boon-slick Road to Troy and Washington Road bladcd, and also to have two timber bridges near Fortman residence repaired. Court ordered County Highway Engineer to have road consisting of 2 miles south of Wright City and thence 1.2 miles to Stamer house bladed and worst sections ditched and graveled, also to repair concrete slab and have culvert installed. Court agreed on a new location of the Howard Branch Road over the land -of Edwin Poeppelmeyer in Section 5, Twp. 45, North, Range a West, Mr. Poeppelmeyer having agreed to donate the right-of-way. Court agreed on a new location for the Dog Knob and Lost Creek Road beginning at State Road SC about mile south of the Lost Creek Bridge, running eastwardly 114 miles, more or less, to Anton Wilmsmeyer's residence, all in U. S. Survev 167. Two. a6. Ranee 1 and 4, West. The land owners a-greed to contribute the sum of $.100 to be used for the purpose of changing and improving this section of road. MRS. LOUIS POTTEBAUM SURPRISED ON BIRTHDAY A birthday dinner was given for Mrs. Louis Pottebaum on Sunday, May 7, her birthday being May 2. She was pleasantly surprised to see all of the guests bring something to eat at the noon hour. Mrs. Pottebaum received many nice gifts. The afternoon was spent in talking and taking pictures. The following were invited to help her celebrate her 48th birth day: Mr- and Mrs. Charley Bau-man, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Pottebaum, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bau-man, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Mordt and Albert Bauman. They all departed at a late hour wishing her many more happy birthdays. Contributed. NEW RESIDENCE BUILT FOR MR. AND MRS. SAM PAINTER Work Is being completed on the new 4-room frame residence of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Painter, located on Highway 47 in Warrenton, on a lot purchased some time ago from Mr. and Mrs. Rogers Shaw of Warrenton. Warner Wulff of Warrenton had charge of the construction of this modern residence, including bath and complete basement. It is expected that it will be ready for occupancy by June 1st. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Koehler, Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Koehler, Jr. and daughter Carolyn of St. Louis spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Ray mond Theerman and family. family home. That care which re quired attention to her physical 1 needs was made beautiful by the loving selfless devotion with which it was given. Her sons, who had established homes and families, shared with Maria in bringing a full measure of never ceasing evidences of their love to bless their mother's declining years. The members of the immediate family who mourn the death of Mrs. Schrantz are Werner, his wife and two daughters, Mary Margaret end Martha Maria of Madison, South Dakota; Maria Schrantz of the home; George, his wife and son, Mons of Dickinson, North Dakota and a brother, Fred Schwarze of Warrenton; also many friends. ; Contributed. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Evangelical & Reformed ! Church, with the pastor Rev. G. A. Roedder in charge. Mrs. John H. Dyer sang two selections "Abide With Me" and "Some Day the Silver Chord Will Break", with Mrs. G. A. Roedder at the organ. Burial was in the Warrenton Cemetery. Relatives and friends from out-of-town who attended the funeral services were Mr. and Mrs. Albert Marx, Miss Annetta Marx, Norman Tiemann, Misses Esther and Grace Heideman, Miss Catherine Ahrens, Dr T- L. Pepper-ling, G. T. Lehmberg and Foreman Hill, all of St. Louis; Miss Laura M. Bartholomaeus of Kansas City; and Oscar Schowengerdt and Mrs, N. Goettel, of Independ- Oi-T OAKEN ,o0t& The Evil Trend By JOHN 11. (Note by Editor. In the following article, John H. Fahien, owner of Fahien's Flower Farm at Warrenton, and Republican candidate for Congressman for the Ninth District, discusses some of the evil trends in our government. Mr. Fahien is a student ot political science and has given much thought to the problems confronting our .government.) Twenty-seven years ago the government of Soviet Russia was not recognized. Today we have a Soviet Ambassador in Washington, D. C, and Communists in our government. The present trend la government is without parallel in its history. Expenditures have exceeded the national income to an alarming and dangerou degree. The budget deficit as of May 6 was $3,019,516,063.52 and the total debt was $255,725,764,746.15. This has been caused by wild and unnecessary spending. This spending leads to corruption in government, to infiltration of gangsters and to Communism. This unnecessary spending leads to the duplication of government bureaus, necessitating numerous Federal employees. This begets a race of bureaucrats with high salaries, whose ingenuity is exerted in continuing and promoting more Federal offices so thej may perpetuate themselves in office, thus causing a drain on the taxpayer. Confidence in these officals in government is. destroyed and the confidence of the people in their government is destroyed. Now when it so happens that one party remains in power for 20 or more years, it leads to the destruction and effacing of the minority and dissenting party, the surrender of the people to regimentation, and the destruction of the American Way of Life, the right of freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom to worship, freedom of initiative in small business and in farming. Alarming and dangerous strides have been made in this direction. Large corporations, with millions of dollars in capital, and large numbers of stockholders, are now bound to the government through tax laws, and the rulings of various bureaus. This has also caused the failure of many smalt places of business. Large sections of the country, and thousands of people through these laws and regulations, are bound to the government. If this evil trend is followed to its logical conclusion, no one can fail to see that the love of country and its freedom will be destroyed, and in its place will spring up the love of power and greed. The strength of a government lies in this love of freedom, and its faith in God. It was for this love that the forefathers of this nation fought the War of the Revolution, the Civil War, and in our generation, World War I and World War II. It was this love of freedom that built this nation, and it is this love, we of this generation must guard for our decendents and posterity. Let it not happen that in a future generation: "There is a generation that curseth their fathers, and doth not bless their mothers". Prov. 30: 11, or asrain, "There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaws as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from men." Prov. 30: 14. We have the ballot, and we have the men who fought in battle on foreign soil for this love, and are familiar with the conditions as they exist today. Where a choice is to be made, these men should be elected to national office. The people who because of a defeatist complex, or for other reasons, remain away from the polls on election da, will be judged as being equally guilty of this evil trend in government by future generations. Must World War III he fought and the peace lost through Democratic bungling? Must we have another Wilson at Versailles, Roosevelt at Yalta, or Truman at the Potsdam Conference? Secretary of State Dean Acheson is now in Europe, and before leaving for Europe warns of a world crisis. CELEBBATE 4TH WEDDING ANNTV. AT VENTURA, CALIF. Celebrating their fortieth wedding anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Walter C Jennings, former Montgomery County residents, entertained relatives and friends with a turkey dinner at their home, 58 West Prospect Avenue, Ventura, Calif., on Sunday, April 16. Mr. and Mrs. Jennings were married on Sunday, April 16, 1910, at the home of the bridegroom's brother, the late Mr. and Mrs. Sam L. Jennings, in Montgomery City. The Rev. J. T. Nevlns performed the ceremony, attended also by Duncan and Ruth Jennings and Miss Dora Powell, flow Mrs. G rover Calloway, the bride's In Government FA HI EN sister. Mrs. Jennings was formerly miss Maggie Powell Present at the anniversary dinner were Mr. and Mrs. J. a Donald. on, Mrs. Daisy Crosse, Mrs. Fay Dutton. Mr. and Mrs. Clauds Ed- wards, alt of Ventura, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur K. Dodd and Mary Sue of Glendale and Edward McDonald ot Beverly lulls. Calif. Mrs. Dodd, the former Sue Wass and niece of Mr. Jennings, read an appropriate poem in honor of the occasion. A. H, Juergensmeyer attended a meeting of the District Bar Associa-elation at Macon last week Saturday. Celebrate 40th Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dothage Celebrate Event With Family Dinner Last Sunday Hay 7 Sunday was a very pleasant day for Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dothage . of south of Warrenton, when all of their children were present to help them celebrate their 40th wed ding anniversary and Mrs. Dot- hage's birthday, which occurred on May 4th and 6th respectively. The main feature of the day was a bountiful dinner served buffet style, to which all contributed. The centerpiece for the table was a two-tier anniversary cake baked by their daughter-in-law, Mrs. Howard Dothage of Warrenton. The day was spent in social conversation and the men and boys enjoyed playing ball. The following children and grandchildren enjoyed the day together: Mr. and Mrs. Howard Dothage and son, Glenn of Warrenton; Mr. and Mrs. Orville Dothage and son, Darrell and Mr. and Mrs- Elger Dothage of Pendleton; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bunge, Jr. and children, Jerome, Lovcll, Joyce and Sandra of Treloar; Mr. and Mrs. Burton Dothapre and baby son Bobby Gene of south of Warrenton; Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Gloe and children Evelyn and Harold of McKittrick and Roy at home. Late in the afternoon all departed for their homes wishing their parents many more such happy occasions. Contributed. gTH DISTRICT REPUBLICAN WOMEN'S BANQUET MAY 13 The annual spring banquet of the Ninth District Republican Women's Club will be held at the A-merican Legion Memorial Home at Washington, Mo. on Saturday evening, May 13, at 6:30 p. m. Hon. Claude I. Bakewell, former Congressman of the nth Congres sional District of St. Louis will be the guest speaker. John H. Fahien of Warrenton, Republican candidate for Congress, Ninth District, will also be one of the speakers on the program. Delegates representing Warren County Republican Women's Club will attend the banquet. Mrs. Duncan R. Jennings of Montgomery City is District Pres ident; Mrs. Joseph T. Tate, Owen- sville, is Treasurer; and Mrs Frank H. Hollmann, Warrenton, is"Secretary. CITY BOARD MEETING HELD TUESDAY, MAY 9 At the monthly meeting of the City Board held Tuesday evening, May 2, O. H. Kossina was re-appointed Fire Chief for the ensuing year. The City Board ordered all per sons arrested who do not have and display their city automobile license tag on or before Saturday, May 27, 1050. The City Board ordered an alley vacated in Block 2, of Smith's Addition to the City of Warrenton running east from Thurman Street to Troy Road, on property now owned by Louis lv. llase. John VV. Delventhal, recently re elected City Collector, submitted bond which was approved by the Board of Aldermen. MR. AND MRS. W. J. QUICK BUILD NEW RESIDENCE Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Quick of Columbia are having a new frame residence built in Warrenton by J B. Beck, contractor. The residence will be located on Wal ton Street on a lot recently pur chased from Louis Sprick, at the rear ot the C J. Harris Lumber Co. The residence will consist of four rooms and bath, with utility room and garage attached. It is planned to have the residence ready for occupancy by July 1st HOELSCHER-EDDY WED-DINO AT TROY, APRIL 29 Miss Viriginia Eddy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Eddy of Troy, and Mr. Prank Hoelsch er, County Agent for Lincoln County, were married on Saturday April 29, according to the Troy Free Press. Mr. Hoelscher is a son of Mr. and Mrs. F. E- Hoelscher of the Treloar community. DAVIS BENNINQ VICE-PRES. OF MO. ASS'N. OF PUB. UTIL. Davis Benning, President of the Missouri Edison Co. of Louisiana Mo. was elected Vice-President of the Missouri Association of Public Utilities 'at the annual meeting of the organization held at Joplin on Wednesday, May 3 Missouri Edison Co. maintains a district office in Warrenton as it serves nearly all of Warren County. One Injured In Auto Accident Mrs, Evelyn Ray Snffen Broken Collar Bone In Anto Ae-edent Sunday Afternoon About five o'clock Sunday af ternoon an automobile accident oc-cured about five miles west of Warrenton. A car going east stopped suddenly without any warning which caused the car driven by V. L. Cox of St. Louis to stop suddenly. The car following the Cox car which bore a New Mexico license could not stop quick enough and rammed into the back end of the Cox car, causing damage not only to the rear of the Cox car, but to the front end of the New Mexico car. There were no injuries to pass engers except to Mrs. Evelyn Ray of St. Louis, who was riding with Mr. and Mrs. Cox. She was taken to the Deaconess Hospital in the ISieburg ambulance. She suffered a broken collar bone. Random Thoughts B MRS. FLOTD MTLXJLM Spring Cleaning Old Fashioned Style In our modern times, spring cleaning is quickly done and without confusion. The vacuum cleaner with all the different brushes makes modern cleaning easy. Also the many kinds of soap powders, paint and wallpaper clean ers, and all the other helps, makes short work of cleaning. Back in grandmother's day there were no vacuum cleaners, and no other conveniences such as we have now. For cleaning the knives, forks and spoons, (the common kind that needed brightening), grandmother beat a piece of brick into a fine powder and scrubbed the tableware as shiny as possible. She scrubbed the bare kitchen floor with soft soap, sand and wa tcr. Spring cleaning in those days meant aa entire upheaval for days. was no easy job and was done thoroughly in spring and fall. All the furniture was carried out into the yard. Then the tacks were arefully taken up and saved, from the room-sized rag carpet. The carpet was taken outside and ripped apart so that each dusty strip oould be dusted and washed (tub and board style of course) then ater after the house and contents were clean, the carpet strips were sewn together again and put down with tacks, with a foot layer of lean straw underneath the car pet. This chore of course came af ter the old layer of straw and thick dust of a season was all car ried out and burned and the floor scrubbed with lye soap and spring water While the room was empty was the time for the white wash to be put on the walls. It was put on with brooms. While not as satisfactory at our modern Kemtone it brightened the walls and made the house seem lighter. I Imagine a few wealthier pion eer folks might own a few choice Currier and Ives prints to adorn their newly white washed walls but most country folks of that era cut pictures from any magazines that came rarely into their possession and tacked them here and there on the white walls. A few pioneer ladies made their own pictures from hair and some4 from feathers. These were formed into flowers made on fine wire, formed into wreaths and placed within a deep carved frame with glass on top to keep out the dust How many readers have seen these old time pictures with hair flow crs or of feathers? They are beau tiful, odd, and show hours of patient work. I admire them most of any antique. To go back to spring cleaning of long ago. The beds were all tak en apart and bed slats were dust ed and scrubbed, the straw ticks were emptied and ticks washed and refilled with new sweet smelling straw. The feather beds were cleaned and sunned and aired quilts were washed. No one heard of mattresses or blankets in those days. If the rag carpet was faded, grandmother took two colors of dye she made from different barks or roots and painted bright stripes or checks on the old faded carpet During spring cleaning days the dinner was usually a boiled one of dried beans, boiled meat, dried sp pies and Johnnie hoe-cake, made of corn meal. A trip had to be made to the spring house for the bowl of fresh yellow butter and the pit cher of cold buttermilk After the good country meal the work of spring cleaning seemed to go fast er and when everything was plac ed to rights again, those dear wo- 12.4MilesToBe Resurfaced Soon Contract Awarded to Missouri Petroleum Co. for $37,489 for Project on Highway 47, South The Missouri State Highway Commission has approved a bid for 12.4 miles of bituminous mat resurfacing on Highway 47, south of Warrenton to Marthasville, to Missouri Petroleum Products Co. of St. Louis County. The amount was $37489. A bid of $812,450 by Fred Web er, Contractor, of at. Louis, was approved for 44 miles of grading and paving with 24-foot Portland cement concrete pavement and an underpass at the Wabash Railroad, beginning 1 mile west of Wentz-villc east and south to Gilmore. It is reported that the construction work on these projects will begin as soon as weather conditions permit. Circuit Court In Session May 4 Divorce Granted to Mr Leila IBaHwtn Cam Atjatast Tlppett Dismissed Uq nor Case Kay 22 The Circuit Court was in ses sion last Thursday, May 4, with Judge Frank Hollingsworth presiding, at which time action was taken on the following cases. Lelia Marie Baldwin vs. James W. Baldwin Divorce. Plaintiff granted divorce and the custody of two minor children and defendant ordered to pay for the support and maintenance of minor children at the rate of $20 per month for each child. State of Missouri vs. Andrew J. Tippett. Molestation of minor. Case dismissed by the State. State of Missouri vs. Sam F. Drewing, operating Green Gables near Marthasville. Selling Intoxicating liquor without a state license. Preliminary hearing held before Magistrate Court in Warrenton and bound over to the May term of the Circuit Court beginning on Monday, May 22. LEGION MEETING HELD MONDAY EVENING, MAY 8 The regular monthly meeting of the Warren County Post and Unit 22 of the American Legion was held on Monday evening, May 8th at the Legion Home. Formal opening ceremonies were eld with Commander Wm. C. Mc- Cracken in charge. In observance of Poppy Day, Grace Elsey, Poppy chairman presented the follow ing program. Talk, "The Significance of the Poppy", by Jane Shaw. Two Solos, "In Flanders' Field" and "A Poppy for Remembrance", by Corrine McCracken. A Memorial Reading, "Spread the Word", by Emma Early. Poem, "To Keep the Faith" by Grace Elsey. Separate business meetings fol lowed, and plans got under way for the Veterans All-Day Picnic to which the public is invited and is to be held in June on the Legion grounds. A resolution was adopted at the egular May meeting to purchase the tract of land adjoining the Post land on the south from Mr. and Mrs. J. W Albright. Plans were also made for the Memorial Day Services to be held at the Warrenton Cemetery, May 30, 1950. The public is urged to at tend these Memorial Day services in honor of the war dead. Following the joint closing cere monies which were in charge ot Commander McCracken, members enjoyed cake and coffee served in the Legion club rooms by the social committee. Contributed. JOHN F. UPTEGROVE RE PORTS SALE OF PROPERTY John F. Uptegrove, of Warren ton, local real estate dealer, reports the sale of a 4-room bungalow near Highway 47 in Warren ton, recently completed by J. B. Beck, contractor, to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hasenjaeger. Mr. Uptegrove represented both parties in the transaction. TRUESDALE COMMUNITY CLUB TO MSET MAY la The Community Club of Trues- dale will hold its May meeting; at the schoolhouse on Friday evening, May 12th, at 7:30 o'clock. Everyone is cordially invited to attend this last meeting until September. Secretary. men of pioneer days no doubt felt a glow of satisfaction just as we do today when our spring cleaning is finished.

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