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Subject: JEFFERSON COUNTY RECORD January 25, 1917 Part 4 volunteer transcription
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Volunteer transcription - part 4

Jefferson County Record, Hillsboro, Mo
January 25, 1917
No. 5

~ Legislators are pleased with work of University ~
Junketing Committee Inspects Work of State Institution to Form Report

Judicious and efficient use of the state’s money by University
authorities, the smooth working organization of the schools forces, and
the wide and healthy influence of the school in the state were the
impressions given by the junketing committee of the forty-ninth General
Assembly, headed by Senator G. M. BUFORD, chairman, which recently
visited the University of Missouri. The other members of the committee
were Representatives P. H. BARRIS of Vronn, and Representative W. L.
SHOUSE of Shelbina.

“ You may rest assured that the University will get an adequate
appropriation and that all of the needs set forth will be taken care of
in so far ar possible,” Senator BUFORD said after the trip of
inspection. “The University is sending the right kind of men and women
into the state and deserves the right kind of support.”

~ Will Recognize Practical Work On Missouri Farms ~
Putting into practice the ideas they have learned during winter short
course in the College of Agriculture of the University of Missouri will
give the short course students additional credit in the college
according to a new plan adopted by the faculty of the College of
Agriculture. The idea is to make the home farms laboratories of the
College of Agriculture where the theories taught may be tried in actual
practice. Seed growing, the use of pure bred sires, the records of
dairy cows and spraying of fruit trees are among the subjects in which
the additional credit will be given.

~ New Bank Organized By De Soto People ~
Capital Stock of $25,000 Fully Paid Up. A. O. WHITE of Kimmswick Will
be the Cashier.

The newly organized Farmer’s and Citizens’ State Bank of De Soto with a
capital of $25,000 fuly [sic] paid up, was reported in last week’s
issue. As all of the capital stock has been sold, and there are still a
large number of people very anxious to secure an interest in the bank,
the directors are considering the matter of recommending a vote to
increase the capital stock.

The character of a bank and its future depend almost entirely upon the
character of the men who compose its directorate, and its body of
stockholders. The Board of directors of the new Farmers and Citizens
State Bank are men so well know in this community that their names
alone are sufficient introduction for the new institution. They are:

Arrangements are being made to provide the bank with the very latest
and best safe, deposit boxes, office fixtures and equipment of every
character, and the matter of a location has been carefully canvassed,
in order that the needs of the community may be fully served.

It is expected that the new bank will open its doors about March 1st.

~ Some laws favored by Missouri Farmers ~

The Missouri State Board of Agriculture recently asked its crop
correspondents to express their views as to needed Legislation. The
replies show the greatest demand for changes in the presnt [sic] road
elaws. [sic] Ninety farmers place this subject first. Second in order
is the request for a pure seed law, 64 correspondents answering to this
effect. Sixty mention the need of a dog law. Thirty-nine are of the
opinion that the school laws, especially those relating to rural
schools, should be amended. That there is need for some system of farm
credits under state control is the opinion of thirty-three. Better
protection for the quail, or “Bob White,” is asked by 32 farmers, many
of whom suggest a closed season of from three to ten years. Another
suggestion on this subject is to limit the number of birds that may be
killed by any one hunter during the open season. Next in order of
suggestions for farm legislations come some provisions for farm
organization, a bureau of marketing, support of the county agent law,
pure feed law, and a stallion law. Other suggestions mentioned are
better fertilizer inspection regulations, changes in revenue laws, a
law making plain what constitutes a legal fence, a law requiring hedges
to be cut and all obstructions at turns or intersections of roads to be

~ Pretty Church Wedding ~
Miss Anna, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred PAUL of Seckman and Casper
SCHAFER of Rock Creek were happily united in marriage at the Glaze
Creek church January 14 at 2:00 o’clock. The ceremony was performed by
Rev. Hugo FRIEDRICH. The bride’s sister acted as bridesmaid and the
groom’s brother as groomsman. The bride wore a beautiful gown of white
silk draped with lace. She carried a bouquet of white carnations. The
bridesmaid wore a gown of white net and carried a bouquet of pink

Norma and Leona Yeager of St. Louis played the bridal march.

After the ceremony a circle of relatives and friends gathered at the
home of the brides parents to partake of the wedding dinner and the
evening was spent with music and dancing. Mrom [sic] St. Louis were
present, Mrs. S. BERNER, grandmother of the bride, Jos. A. YERGER, Miss

The happy coupl [sic] will live on a farm near Seckman.
A friend.

~ Notice to Taxpayers ~
The land and personal assessment books for 1917 are now in my
possession subject to inspection of the public. If not satisfied with
your assessment call and look it up and be ready to present your
grevience to the county board of equalization which meets on April 2,
G. W. GASCHE, County Clerk

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Hillsboro, Mo, Thursday, January 25th, 1917

~ News Comment and Editorial ~

That Florissant clerk who captured three burglars with a flash light
ought to be removed to St. Louis and made Chief of Police.

The “Base Ball” season will soon be here. This year it is to be ushered
in with a strike impending. We hope nothing interferes with a fair
start as it will be quite a relief from politics and war’s alarms.

Decatur, Perry, Lawrence, Brainbridge, Paul Jones and many others are
names dear to the hearts of Americana, because they raided the high
seas and brought many British ships into port, captives to American
supremacy as fighters and as sailors. We wonder if after the war is
over if the Germanic Captains and Lieutenants who commanded the present
raiders will not also be enshrined in the hearts of the Teutonic
people. It seems quite probable.

The docket of the Probate Court appearance this week. Judge MILLER
wants whose docketed to understand that they are expected to be on hand
on the day set or during the week. Under the law, if executor,
administrator, guardians or curator fails to appear for settlement on
the day they are docketed, the settlement is to be continued for ten
days and unless the parties appear and make settlement citations are
required by the law to be issued. Judge MILLER intends to comply with
the law, so you had better be on hand or notify him why you can’t come.

In another column we are giving excerpts from President WILSON’s
address to Congress, relative to world peace. It is bold and incisive.
It may give offense and then again it may result in final peace.
Whatever the result may be, it is in accord with the sentiment of the
American people and is in direct line with the policy urged on the
country, and the warring nations by Ex President TAFT and his Peace
League. Let us hope that good will come and if it does, let us not be
chary in giving WILSON credit for the courage necessary to formulate
and propose.

Missouri Senators have five clerks and one stenographer. A good many of
them employ their wives as clerks at $3.50 per day or some other
relative. This is taking care of the public money with a vengeance. A
Senator has about as much use for five clerks and a stenographer as a
dog has for five additional tails. Thirty competent clerks would be
worth more than the whole bunch employed. What difference does the cost
amount to among friends! This seems to be the ida, but the people pay.
How long are they going to stand for this sort of thing.

Everybody gets a raise in wages or a bonus these days except the
printer, the doctor, the lawyer and preacher. These are expected to
trot along at the same old gait, attend the sick, write the wills,
attend the funerals, write the obituaries and to look after the window
and orphans and to do so for the same old price or for nothing,
according to the exigencies of the case. The laborer is worthy of his
hire and in the new adjustment of values your preacher, your doctor and
your lawyer, and last but not least, your favorite newspaper ought not
to be criticized if they are under the inexorable law of necessity
compelled to charge somewhat near the true value of their services and

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