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The Daily Standard from Sikeston, Missouri • Page 1

Sikeston, Missouri
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SIKESTON STANDARD TWICE-A-WEEK VOLUME 17 SIKESTON, SCOTT COUNTY, MISSOURI FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 21, 1928 TO URGE EMERGENCY! ROM ENABLING ACT Hannibal, December Newly elected Legislators from the 26 counties included in the Northeast Missouri Chamber of Commerce plldged their support at a conference here Friday to a proposed emergency enabling act for the $75,000,000 road bond issue voted in November. Most of the Legislators from this section were present at the meeting at the Mark Twain Hotel, which also was attended by Assemblymen, County Judges and merchants. The conferences voted to urge idents of Northeast Missouri to sup port proposals for development of the Hatch experiment farm near Hannibal and the Mark Twain Park in Monroe County, and to support the proposed establishment of a Lewis dark memorial park in Lewis and Clark Counties. Among other subjects considered at the meeting was the program of the Missouri Teachers' Association to provide more funds for developmnet of educational facilities in this State. State Senator James H.

Whitecotton of Paris, a veteran of several terms in both houses of the General Assembly, said: coming of the Legislature will be of grave importance, for several questions of great importance will come up. We must increase the revenues or decrease the expenses. There are three ways in which to get more funds: increase of visible property tax, a higher income tax or a tax on amusements, cigarettes nad tobacco. I do not know which will be adopted or which may prove the best. Personally I shall fight to keep down taxes on property.

to taxation the most important question is that of schools. The program proposed veentually will require $11,000,000 for carrying out to its full Senator Whitecotton explained the plan proposed and stressed the importance of not allowing the schools to fall behind in standards. He advocated estabtfftlHwewt jmoor colleges, declaring that they would permit keeping many girls and boys at home two years longer. He complimented Hannibal for subscription by its citizens of $232,000 for the Hannibal- LaGrange College. it comes to work for the he concluded, am not just a Democrat; I am a Missourian, and will allow nothing to interfere with doing everything I can for my State and for Northeast E.

W. Wilson of Marion County, who will serve his second term in the House, and has been prominently mentioned at the Democratic candidate for Speaker, made suggestions for carrying out the purpose of the conference. Representative E. W. Keithfy of Ralls County, stressed the importance of organization and said that some other sections of the State already had seen the importance of this.

Gray Snyder, from Lewis County, declared himself roads and and said that he would feel that in boosting Northeast Missouri he was working for the State as a whole. Representative W. E. White- icotton of Paris, Monroe County, discussed the school situation and Mrs. Roby McReynolds, recently elected Representative from Knox County, made a short talk.

Frank T. Hodgdon, cashier of the and Bank of Hannbal, and J. B. Jeffries, publisher of the Hannibal Courier-Post, told the conference about the gift of the farm of Col. William H.

Hatch near Hannibal to the State for an experiment station. The gift was made by family to perpetuate the memory of the Missouri Congressman who was known as the of the National De partment of The gift was made after the relatives had re fused an offer of $20,000 for the property, Hodgdon said, up to the present time it has been difficult to get the State even to patch the roof on the old The proposed State Park as a memorial to Lewis and Clark was described by W. E. Hodges of Canton, and Frank H. Sosey, editor of the Palmyra Spectator and others referred to the Mark Twain Park at Florida, Monroe County, which includes the house in which the humorist was born.

They said that so far, this is the only State Park in this area, yet is not receiving State aid to the extent others have received it. Some of the other speakers were A. J. Murphy of Louisiana, who outlined the road proposition and urged all to aid in getting through an enabling act with an emergency clause; Roy M. Cater, of Marceline, Harry D.

Griffith, division highway engi neer, Hannibal; Miss Temple Burrus, Mexico, secretary of the organization; Thomas W. Lyell of Shelbina, sen tative-eleet from Shelby County, and Henry Riedel, Hannibal, presiding Judge of the Marion County Court J. M. Richards, ptesident of the Northeast Missouri Chamber of Commerce since its organization, was in charge of the meeting TTlerry There could not be any more fitting gift than an electrical appliance. Our stock is complete.

PARIS, OWNS AND ICE PLANTS Cleaner Toaster Percolator Iron Waffle Iron Grill Floor Lamp Portable Heater Curling Iron Egg Cooker or The gift that will help mother every day in every way throughout the AN ELECTRIC RANGE LOCAL AMI PERSONAL FROM BLODGETT Mrs. W. H. Bean spent the weekend with her husband. Mrs.

D. M. Jester entertained the Club last Thursday. Mrs. Jas.

Peal visited Mrs. Annie Adams at Benton, Wednesday. Both churches are planning Xmas socials and treats for the children. Mr. and Mrs.

Roy Green were Cape Girardeau shoppers, last Thursday. J. W. Anderson and Dr. Hal! of St.

Louis are down this week, hunting geese. Mr. and Mrs. Steve Peal and baby of Commerce spent the week-end in Blodgett. Blodgett won their first basketball game from Yanduser by a big Friday.

Our school will close Friday and resume their teaching Monday, De- 31. Mrs. R. C. Marshall and Mrs.

Ben F. Marshall were Sikeston visitors last Tuesday. Messrs. Koerber and Barnes and Miss Smith spent the week-end at ('ape Girardeau. Misses Lorene Hamby, Mary Da vis and Mabel Caughlin shopped in Sikeston, Saturday.

Clyde MoCallister, who has cm ployment in St. Louis, is homo for the Xmas holidays. The Missionary Society gave Rev. Doss and family a pound party Monday night. W.

O. Graham, who has been suffering from an attack of appendicitis, is much improved. Rev. Doss will preach Sunday at the Methodist church and there will be special music and song services. Dr.

E. J. Neinstedt had business in Jackson last Thursday. His sister and baby accompanied him home. Mr.

and Mrs. Ben F. Marshall and Mr. and Mrs. George Buchanan attended last Mon day at Cape Girardeau.

I We will put aside and deliver Christmas Eve Missouri Utilities Company ARSON LOSES REPLEVIN IT AGAINST MALONE 1928 FOOTBALL QUEEN Bill Carson brought a replevin suit last Saturday afternoon against John Malone, deputy game warden, for the recovery of a gun held by the latter for several months. The case was tried in Joe court, with both men pleading their own cases. According to Mr. story, the gun really belonged to Walter Bell Chaney, a minor. When Malone! made the arrests, he charged Chaney I with shoting fish, and since the incident happened in New Madrid Coun ty, the case was tried before the juvenile court at New Madrid, and was thrown out of court for lack of evidence.

The court here Saturday ruled in favor of Malone. CRAIN AND GILBERT GO SOUTH FOR WORK TUESDAY Raise either chickens or trukeys, but not both unless they are kept well separated. Chickens and turkeys are a bad mixture, as turkeys convey gapeworms to chickens, and' chickens give blackhead to turkeys Gilbert and Byron Crain left Tuesday morning for Florida, where they intend to find work this winter. Bernard Crain intimated that he, also, might get the and try his luck in the automobile cities of Flint and Detroit. He has made no definite plans.

MAN WHO SOLD BROOKLYN BRIDGE GETS LIFE TERM Miss Josephine Hudson Elected football queen during the seas on just past. Queen of activities. Junior in high school, in Gypsy last Tuesday night, Glee (Tlub, '26, Queen of Arcadia Conference, Methodist Assembly at Arcadia, Sumer of '28. First place vocal contest Tulsa, Oklahoma. York, December man who sold the Brooklyn Bridge to a small butter-and-egg man from Indiana received a present today of three meals a day and a roof over his head for the rest of his life.

County Judge Alonzo G. McLaughlin of Brooklyn sentenced George C. Parker, a 58-year-old crook with a lot of imagination, but very poor judgment, to a life term in Sing Sing. This amazing rascal, who already had served two terms in Sing Sing and who has been convicted seven times for confidence games, is said to have sold Madison Square Garden to a trustful visitor from the Southwest earlier, but the sale of the Brooklyn Bridge for $1000 down and $4000 to be paid in quarterly installments was his most noteworthy transaction. He goes to Sing Sing for the rest of his life, because he convicted of forging a check for $150.

Under the Baumes as a fourth offender, life sentence was mandatory. This is the story of a small town which realized the possibilities of a good proposition in 1922, and is real- ing more and more each year on its original investment. This town of 1500, Paris, established its own light and water plant six years ago. The superintendent of the plant, Geo. C.

Blakey. kindly consented to tell how it was done there. installed equipment under the Fairbanks-Morse monthly installment plan, which enables a small town to purchase machinery without a bond issue. have two, two-hundred horsepower engines which we have about outgrown, and are at this time installing another unit under the same plan. have in our city 360 domestic consumers, 98 business, 60 power, 65 heat and 370 water consumers.

Our net profit in 1927 from the light and water departments was $10,269.82 and the estimated free service to the city wras $2843.20 in the same year. This free service includes the opera tion of 85 street lights, which we burn all night regardless of the moon, servicing the fire protection system and giving free electricity for the city library building. The street lights range from 60 to 1000 candle power. are the only town in Missouri to operate our own light, water and ice plant, and probably the only one in the Unifed States to operate the above three utilities together with its own Fairgrounds and cemetery. think this is a very good record for a town with only 1500 people, Utilities agents have often approached us with offers to buy our plants, but this would be unthinkable as the people here are thoroughly satisfied with municipal ownership an operation of the utilities.

further information will be gladly given, truly yours, C. BLAKELEY, BLUFF CO, PLANS DECIDED RATE CUT THE DAILY ROAST By Helen Rowland Nothing appears to give a man such a fit of sentimental indigestion these days, as his on the same woman seven days a week. Alas, if a woman could only trust a man as she does her wrist watch! Just take what he says as possibly somewhere near the truth, and let it pass without argument. No woman can see why her stenographer should have to sit so close to him to take his dictation, when he can he heard at home issuing dictates through a closed door 20 feet away. The shortest cut to a heart is via the Smile Route, the unlimited.

Like her teeth and her dimples, most of a other attractions are noticeable only when she smiles. A man can no longer explain his change of heart by the old alibi that he has his wife; no man lives with any one wife long enough for that these days. Human nature is just that mean, that a woman is never so gleefully happy as when she discovers that one of her dearest frierfds is fatter than SHE is. A kill may be technically a kiss, when it is in reality only an experiment, a habit, a pastime, or an impertinence. A notion of an ideal is a place where he can hang his hat and dump his golf-sticks, find his pipe and his conscience when he needs them, and brings a friend or a grouch when he pleases.

Plans for making a rather large reduction in electric light rates were arranged at a special meeting of the Board of Public Works, in charge of the municipal light plant, Saturday night. The reduction will he from 10 to 8 cents for the first 30 kilowatt hours. The resolution adopted at that meeting of the board follow: by reason of the efficient equipment and economical management of the electric light plant of the City of Poplar Bluff, said plant is now making profits in excess of the profits that should be made by a municipally-owned electric light plant. he it resolved by the Board of Public Works of the City of Poplar Bluff that the rate to be charged for electricity for lighting purposes be reduced to eight cents per kilowatt hour for the first 30 kilowatt hours consumed for lighting purposes during any one month and five cents per kilowatt hour for all current consumed for lighting purposes over ami above 30 kilowatt hours during any one month. it further resolved that this board invite the Missouri Utilities Company to join with the city in an application to the Public Service Commission of Missouri for permission to put the above rates in operation in Poplar Bluff beginning January 1 The full membership of the hoard was present at that meeting.

This resolution will be presented to the City Council tonight for action by that organization. It is reported that a petition will be presented to the Council asking that another elcetion be called for voting on the proposed waterworks system again. That proposition failed by only 12 votes when a special election was held last Tuesday. According to the Board of Public Works, the proposed reduction in lates will mean in reality a rate of 7 3-5 cents for the first 30 hours if paid by the 10th of each month, and 4 cents for over 30 kilowatt hours if paid by the 10th. The minimum rate will remain 75 cents and the cooking rate will also remain at the present figure, 3 cents or 2:85 cents if paid by the 10th.

It was explained that in some other towns, instead of cutting from the standard rate for bills paid by the 10th. a charge is added to the bill when not paid by that date. The Missouri Utilities Company last announced plans for reduction of rates throughout the district, but the total amount of the reduction was not Bluff Republican. A MERRY, MERRY What a wonderful world this would be if each one of us would carry on throughout the year, the spirit of the Yuletide. And we can.

An active interest in local affairs, doing our share toward helping our neigh- bords and our community to progress. is putting into actual practice the spirit of Christmas. Building up our community by centering all of our trading activities here is another very definite means of creating greater prosperity and happiness for all. LUTHERAN CHURCH A regular Christmas service together with a program will be held at the Lutheran church on Christmas morning, at 10:30. All are welcome.

E. H. KOERBER, Pastor. Call 127 Not Later Than Saturday leliver Your Clothes Cleaned and Pressed A For Christmas Wearing aultless leaners yers Your Cleanei Fails Send It to We Pay Parcel Post.

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