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a a a a a a a a Democratia Paper Publabed In Newton County, Our press counter will prove that it has the largest elrcalation in the county BATTERY OFF: TO ANNUAL ENCAMPMENT More significant than ever since its organization are the preparations being made by members of Battery Neosho unit of the 203rd anti-aircraft regiment of the Missouri national guard, for leaving Sunday for their encampment and war games. The 203rd includes units all over this district and the units will leave home at the same time but. will not travel together because of the congestion the long cavalcade would cause to traffic on the highway. The troops will travel four days and have three overnight stops before reaching their destination at Camp Ripley, Minn. The first night stops will be made at Sedalia and Marshall, the sec.

ond at Ames and Indianola, and the third at Owatanna and Farmington, Minn. The national guards are to be gone three weeks and undergo two full weeks of intensive training. The action of congress now in session on -defense measures will determine whether the units will return home to their regular every day pursuits or be called upon to go to southern camp for a year's training. The decision of congress probably will be made soon and the guardsmen may have the news while in camp. In the meantime, Capt.

Ralph W. Bolick is a busy man, revising the personnel of Battery getting exemption for those men who do not wish to serve full military duty should the unit be called, and enrolling others to bring the battery up to 104 enlisted men, which is full peacetime strength. Today he lacks 17 of having his full quota, but expects to be able to add this many to the roll by Saturday night. The list of officers and men up to today as given out by Capt. Bolick is as follows: Capt.

Bolick, let Lieut. Myron L. Calkins, 2nd Lieut. George A. Baldry, 1st Sgt.

William D. Foster, Staff Sgt. Fred W. Park. Sgts.

Lannis Campbell, Burton Miller, Claude Nutt, Everett Sallee, Earl Severs, Floyd Severs, Wallace Wells. Corporals Delbert Day, Elmer Houck, Roger LeMaster, Robert Martin, Earnest Palmer, Edward Rentro, Delmer Severs, Haldean Taylor. Privates, first class, Howard Caywood, Omar (Campbell, Donald Crocker, Clarence Edmisten, Denean Edmisten, Jess Foraker, Junior Grainger, Hagensicker, Art Kobus, Chas. James Martin, Orley Clifford Monfort, Jas. Sprenkle, John Tennison, Fred Upton, Warren Welker, Archie Weston.

Privates R. J. Allen, Edward Anderson, Johnny Brimm, Wilson Brody, Justin Carlock, Don Cline, Connely, Bill Cook, Victor Cooper, Floyd Corbin, Eugene L. Fosdick, Albert Gosvener, Jasper Hays, Dean Herring, Richard W. Jackson, Theodore Herring, John Ragan, Vernon Rinebart, J.

B. Smith, Clyde Skaggs, Homer E. Snow, Raymond Snow, Leo Stalb, Leonard Stelts, Jas. Suits, Jas. Thomas, Edward Tice.

Privates Herman Sawyer, Reginald Jackson, LaVerne Hubbard, Alfred King, Charley King, Jessie King, Kenneth King, Harry Kennedy, Lawrence Leamon, MoCabe, Marion Lee, Jas. McDaniels, Donald Miller, Walter Montgomery, Malcolm Morris, Meuller, Harry Nicholson, Pace. The Rev. J. R.

Moore, young pastor of the Congregational church, left Monday for his parents' home in Weaubleau, to spend his annual vacation through August with them. Upon 'his return he will prepare to enroll in Drury College for a theological course this fall and winter. He will continue his pastorate with the Neosho church, spending his week ends here. THE MILLIGAN HAD CROWD AT NEOSHO SPEAKING Maurice M. Milligan of Richmond, a candidate for United State senator from Missouri on the democratic ticket, had a very good crowd out to hear him when he spoke from the court house steps on the west side through a microphone last Thursday night.

Cars packed the west side of the square from which the speaker could easily be heard and many stood or sat on the grass in the courtyard. LEAPED Maurice M. Milligan Mr. Milligan was U. S.

district district, attorney for the western of Missouri by appointment of President Roosevelt, being appointed for a second term but resigning the office about two months ago for the purpose of making the race for U. 8. senator. Mr. Milligan told of his work in cooperation the F.

B. I. men and the United States district judges in the prosecution of the vote frauds and other racketeering of the Pendergast political machine. He referred to the fact that Senator Truman ed him and made a speech in the senate against him after his second appointment for the office of U. S.

district attorney when his name was presented for confirmation. He said also that Governor Stark had postponed for several months the appointment of a new Kansas City election board. Mr. Milligan spoke for about half hour and was heard with close attention. He was accompanted by his son, who is a student in the state university.

He spoke at Cassville and Pineville before coming to Neosho. NEWTON 00. FARMER HAS FINE YIELD OF WHEAT While wheat farmers of midwestern states are proudly pubIcizing their splendid yields this season, a 29-year-old Newton county farmer has something to write home about, in that his 26- acre wheat field, recently harvested and threshed, has yielded 30 ing to bushels information to the from acre. agent's office, the average yield for Newton county is 12 bushels. The young farmer who claims this success is Garland Huffman, whose 117-acre farm is a mile east of Stark City.

Huffman has been growing wheat nine years andthe variety used is Kawvale, a Kansas hard wheat. Although he keeps a small herd of dairy cows, he is actually a grain farmer, and in addition to wheat, has some acreage in corn and oats this year, both crops above the average, although corn is in need of rain, he said. Even should no rain come within ten days he still will have corn. Mr. Huffman was reared on a farm and his success is ple of the "learn by doing" system.

He is married and has a 14-months-old son. MEETINGS FOR SEN. McREYNOLDS FOR GOVERNOR AT NEOSHO AND GRANBY NEXT SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 NEOSHO NEOSHO, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 1940 A. W. DUFF, 87, DIES AT HOME IN NEOSHO Former Superintendent of Schools, Active Many Years in Civic and Financial Affairs.

A. W. Duff, 87 years old, former superintendent of schools of Neosho, former president of the Neosho Advertising Club, and at of the board or the First the time of his death chairman, al Bank, died Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at his home, 135 S. High street. He had been in failing health for over a year and confined to his bed for several weeks, his condition became serious only a few days before the end came.

He was conscious until the last and talked with the family of his falling condi-! tion on Sunday before. Funeral services for Mr. Duff were held at 10 o'clock today, Thursday, at the First Presbyterian church, and were in charge of Dr. Wm. Cady, who had been his pastor for 20 years.

He had been an elder in the Presbyterian church for over 60 years. After an organ medley, Miss Mary garet Anderson sang the Prayer and Dr. Cady gave a reminiscence of Mr. Duff's long and useful life. The Masonic lodge had charge of the rites in the I.

0. 0. F. cemetery, James Conell reading the Masonic ritual. The active pallbearers were A.

W. W. B. Jeffers, Nolen V. Embrey, C.

R. Mitchell, M. R. Gibson, W. H.

Beuhler, H. E. Arcularius and D. E. Harns.

Honorary pallbearers were 0. V. Wager, W. A. Phipps, C.

S. Davis, R. W. Corbett, D. L.

Buxton, Newton, A. C. McGinty, H. S. Sturgis, E.

C. Coulter and E. J. Price. Alexander Wallace Duff was born on a farm near Troy in Lincoln county, Missouri, August 14, 1853.

He was educated in the public schools and at Ashley Seminary, a Presbyterian school in Pike county, Mo. Following his graduation he was elected superintendent of schools in Troy, his home town, and later 1 he was superintendent of schools at Osceola, Pleasant Hill, Nevada, Eldorado Springs and Neosho. He was married to Miss Kate Harlan at Troy Jan. 1, 1885, and he and his wife and two children, Lucille and William came to Neosho in a 1901. He was superintendent of schools here until 1908 when he was elected superintendent at Mangum, and the family moved there.

While at Mangum Mr. Duff was appointed a member of the state board of education by the governor of Oklahoma. Mr. Duff and his family returned to Neosho in 1914 and have made this their home ever since. Mr.

Duff retired from teaching, in which he had been engaged since he was a young man, and engaged in the insurance business. He sold out a few years ago to H. E. Arcularius and retired from business. Mr.

Duff was a past president of the Neosho Advertising Club and at the time of his death was chairman of the board of the he First National Bank of which he had been a stockholder and director for many years. He had been a member of the Masonic lodge for over 50 years and a member of Neosho Lodge No. 247 A. F. and A.

M. during his residence here. He was also a past commander of Commandery No. 57, Knights Templar. He was active in all civic affairs and continued his interest in the public schools where he had spent the larger part of his life.

Surviving are the widow; a daughter, Mrs. Leo H. Johnson of Neosho; a son, William H. Duff of Chicago; four sisters, Mrs. Georgia Robey of Bowling Green, Elizabeth Henley of Billings, Mrs.

Sadie Henley of Troy, and Mrs. Kate Schocklee of Jopesburg, a brother, A. L. Duff of Windsor, and several grandchildren, including Mrs. Claude Garner, Mrs.

Bob Newton and Randolph Johnson of Neosho, and Tom Johnson of Chicago. Frankte Peters, 13-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Peters of Neosho route 3, will undergo an operation on his leg at St: Luke's hospital in Kansas City this week. He has been there for ten days being prepared for it.

It will be remembered that this boy was injured by the collapse of a barn on his father's farm in which he had taken refuge during a near cyclone which visited this vicinity about five years ago. This will be the fifth. operation he has undergone. A visitor in Neosho. this week is three-year-old Carol- Sue co*ckrell, char.ming granddaughter of Mrs.

Heien McGinty, 610 S. JefPerson, whose guest ale is while her Mr. and Mrs. John P. co*cktell, are, having a vacation the ugh Rocky Mountain states.

BOXHOLDER: R. F. D. LOCAL ANNUAL 'ACHIEVEMENT DAY FOR 4-H OLUBS The big day for 4-H clubs of Newton county is to be Friday, Aug. 9.

On that day club members will meet in Neosho to demonstrate the things they have learned which will make them better farmers and homemakers. Registration will begin at 8:30 at the south door of. the high school building. The program will start with a health contest, with Mrs. A.

R. Camfield in charge. Each club will enter one boy and one girl from each project within the club. Health contestants must be 15 years old and not over 21 by July 1. Dr.

Harold Lentz will as judge and will examine each entrant. At 9:00 all members will assemble in the high school auditorium for a group meeting and to receive instructions for. the day. At 9:15 the demonstration contests will start. The senior home economics demonstrations will be held in the auditorium with.

Jessalee in charge and Miss Katherine Welker, Jasper county home demonstration agent, will be judge. The junior home economics demonstration, for members under 13 years of age, will be held in room 11 with Miss Jean. Cook in charge and Miss Wilma March, Lawrence county home demonstration agent, as judge. The agricultural demonstrations will be held in room 14 with LeRoy Schantz in charge, and Carl Lewis, Jasper county agent, judge. At 1:00 p.m.

the entire group will again assemble in the auditorium. At 1:15 the home economics judging contest will be held in room 11 with Mrs. Ed Kellhofer in charge, and Miss Wilma Marsh, judge. At the same time the forestry, rope and wood work identification contest will take place in room 14 with Mr. Schantz in charge and Mr.

Lewis as judge. The good grooming contest will take place in room 10 at 1:15. Each club may enter a boy and girl from each project in the affair. Contestants will be judged on neatness, cleanliness, appropriateness of costume, posture and general appearance. Elmor North will be in charge and Katherine Welker will act as judge.

At 2:00 the preliminary showing of the style revue will be held in room 11 with Mrs. Camfield and Miss North in charge. Miss Welker and Miss Marsh will serve as judges. At 2:30 the group will assemble in the auditorium for presentation of awards in the grooming contest, style revue, health contest, demonstration contests, home economics judging contests and identification contest. Awards will also be made at that time in the 4-H essay contest which closed July 10.

UNLUCKY DAY FOR CARELESS DRIVERS Sunday was a hard day for reckless drivers on highways 71 and 60 out of Neosho, when scores of them were hailed into different courts to answer charges of violating the traffic laws. The occasion was the unexpected visit of the state safety squad of the Missouri highway patrol, which operated with a broadcasting car stationed at the junction of the highways west of town. About 20 patrolmen on motorcycles and in cars and the radio operator made up the squad. The system worked effectively, no offending driver being able to. slip by after he had been spotted by the vigilant officers.

Judge J. T. Morgan of Neosho dealt with ten of the miscreants, fining each of them. He said charges against them were for drunken driving, reckless driving, driving without a driver's license and without a car license, and passing cars on hills and curves. The safety squad is in continuous operation all over the state, its members being selected from different cities.

This is the first time it has been active in this vicinity. PIERCE OITY ARMORY JOB HELD UP Lack of form lumber is halting still more the work on the armory job, says the Pierce City Leader-Journal. The contract was awarded to an Arkansas firm and reports from them are that they could not get the lumber out from the mills because of wet weather. The force, reduced first to 39, was gradually cut until all the workmen were laid off. If the lumber is not here by next week the work will be delayed still further until it arrives, Two carloads of river sand and also the Wentworth sand have been delivered the job.

Reinforcing steel is here but there is a need for the steel sash. We Buy Junk. Lampo Garage. MAJORITY OVER 50,000 VOTES IS PREDICTED FOR SEN. McREYNOLDS Jefferson City, July that State Senator Allen McReynolds of Carthage will win the democratic nomination for governor by a majority ranging upward from 50,000 votes were freely made in this politicallyminded state capitol as the hot campaign swung into its last lap.

Newspaper men and others closely associated with the political situation were of the opinion McReynolds would sweep out-state Missouri 2 to 1. They agreed that. he was clearly in the 'lead and still marching ward on a wave of popular approval of his candidacy against that of the machine candidate from St. Louis. a state-wide McReynolds meeting in Jefferson City several days.

ago, Circuit Clerk H. Sam Priest of St. Louis, chair-! man of the McReynolds campaign in St. Louis, declared that the rural Missourian was making great inroads in St. Louis and added: "At the present rate of his progress I believe he.

will actually, than receive will more his votes opponent, in Larry McDaniel." Priest also said that a nearrecord registration in St. Louis shows the keen interest being displayed in government by independent thinking people there and was a good sign for the McReyn-1 olds cause. He declared that there will be an honest vote and an honest count in St. Louis. At the same meeting, R.

B. Caldwell, co-chairman of McReynolds Kansas City organizaticn, reported that Kansas City will give the state senator a substantial majority. In the closing week of the campaign, Senator McReynolds, running as an anti-machine candidate and his record of experience in state government, drove at a furious pace in all sections of the state to reach a peak on primary day. The candidate was being assisted by an army of "minute and other speakers, who were taking up his fight in meetjags virtually every county in the state: These forces were being directed by Senator Delmar Dail of Marceline, outstare campaign chairman. An intensive "get out the vote drive" also was launched in every county by local forces organized in of Senator MeReynolds.

They planned to pour out a primary vote approaching that of the famous Billings-Dodglas fight of 1938. Such a heavy rural endorsem*nt for McReynolds was expected to boost his mai rity in the final tabulation of votes. Senator McReynolds devoted most of the final week of the campaign to Kansas City and St. Louis where he was delivering a series of public addresses and radio broadcasts. He will close his campaign Monday night.

Aug. 5. with an all-southwest Missouri rally at Springfield. COUNTY SPORTSMEN TO MEET A special meeting of the Newton County Conservation Federation will be held at the Neosho city park Friday evening, Aug. 2, at 8 o'clock.

Harry Hill, county president, has several matters of importance which he wants considered at the meeting. Delegates from the chapters at Saginaw, Seneca, Racine and Stella will meet with the local group to take part in the discussions which concern the conservation interests of the entire county. Much interest is being shown in the building of fish rearing and lakes, stocking the ponds with fish from state hatcheries and later releasing them in Newton county streams. Everyone is invited to attend this meeting. REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR U.

S. SENATOR HERE Hon. David M. Proctor of Kansas City, a republican candidate for U. S.

senator, was in Neosho Tuesday and spoke to a small crowd from the east front. steps of the courthouse. He spoke over a microphone and was distinctly heard. Mr. Proctor has been a candidate for high office before and is quite well known by republican voters over the state.

He did a good deal of lambasting of the New Deal and made a lot of promises for Mr. Willkie if he is elected. For one thing, he promised that all of the ten million idle men in the would be put to work at once in private employment soon after Mr. Willkie is inaugurated. He did not explain how it would be done.

It. seems to be the general opinion among republicans here that Manvel Davis of Kansas City will be nominated by the republicans for U. S. senator. Neosho Times- $1.50 year.

Rising Sentiment Against Compulsory Military Training Washington, July -The the country that the President not justified the need for the nation's youth struck the able force. The widespread opinion that en into the confidence of the "emergency" so often mentioned McREYNOLDS PRAISED FOR WORK FOR STATE NEEDY Members of Senate Committee Point to His Record in Old Age Assistance. Jefferson City, July reply to several "under cover" attacks on Senator Allen MeReynolds of Carthage, which seek to brand him "as an enemy of the Missouri old age assistance grants," members of the senate on social security and pensions today issued the following statement regarding Senator McReynolds, chairman of that committee and a candidate for the democratic nomination governor: "We the undersigned members of the 'Missouri senate, have heard reports that Senator Allen McReynolds has been attacked as an enemy of the Missouri old age assistance grants, and in order that no injustice be done, we wish to make the following statement: "Senator Allen McReynolds is the present chairman of the Missouri senate committee on social security and pensions, and each of us is a member of that committee. As his colleagues on that committee we have always found him in favor of giving every assistance possible to old age pengioners and to all other needs of the people. He is recognized as the authority on these matters by the Missouri general assembly.

and his advice is sought by all members when questions relating to social security arise. "He should be praised instead of censured for his activities in behalf of Missouri's needy people. Signed: Sen. Frank P. Briggs, Ninth District.

Sen. Ed A. Barbour, Twentieth District. Sen. Delmar Dail, Sixth District.

Sen. Paul Jones, Twenty-first District. DEPUTY SHERIFF HAS DISLOCATED SHOULDER Deputy Sheriff Ford Ratliff is carrying his arm in a sling and has a tightly bandaged shoulder as result of an accident suffered when he tripped on signal wire beside the K. C. S.

tracks as he attempted to board a slowmoving freight to capture three outlaws who were believed to be on the train. To save himself from being drawn under the moving cars, Ratliff threw out his hand against the train and in some manner the arm was pulled out of socket. Although he probably saved himself from a much more serious injury, he has a badly wrenched shoulder. The 1 accident occurred about o'clock Monday morning when Ratliff and Sheriff B. W.

Bridges had gone to the junction of the Frisco and Kansas City Southern roads in response to a message received by the sheriff that Patrolman Walter Grammer had been shot and slightly wounded by bandits who were thought to be escaping on the freight coming this way. In spite of the dislocated arm, Ratliff boarded the train and captured one of the men as he attempted to flee. Two others were taken by Jess Saxton at the station. The prisoners, however, proved to be not the men wanted and they were released. NYA LOWERS AGE LIMIT FOR EMPLOYMENT Effective immediately, the National Youth Administration in Missouri will employ young men and women between the ages of 17 to 24, inclusive, instead of from 18 to 24 as heretofore, Clark Buckner, state youth administrator, has announced.

Following some recent surveys of the average age at which young people leave school and the age of employment on their first job, said Buckner, NYA Administrator Aubrey Williams decided to allow exemptions in favor of the age limit to states which requested. it. The Missouri NYA has requested and received such exemption, said Buckner, after determining that a majority of youths employed on the NYA in this state have been out of school and out of work for an average period, of two vears before applying to the NYA. growing feeling throughout and his army generals have compulsory military training of capitol today with considerthe public has not been takhigh command and that the in recent months has yet to be shown, is believed responsible for the decision today to defer for a week the start of senate consideration of the nation's first peacetime conscription bill. A half dozen reasons are given for this sudden halt.

Some members of congress who have been on their home fronts campaigning for reelection or, resting atter the presidential nominating conventions, report that some of their constituents are fearful the draft might lead us into the European war. Others are demanding eign the President clarity his forpolicy and lay his cards on the table- -tell the American public why it is necessary to have a million and a half to two million men under arms. Also the ques tion is being agked why the army has changed its mind in recent weeks regarding its needs in number of troops. This uproar is embarassing to Gen. George C.

Marshall, chief of staff, and his fellow officers. They do not propose to inaugurate departures from established policies without the approval of the President, their commanderin-chief. Mr. Roosevelt is said to have urged upon the army the compulsory training program. But he has yet to throw his prestige behind the Wadsworth-Burke bill which has formed the basis for the measure now before the senate military affairs committee.

The army, taking its cue on foreign policy from the President, says a force of a million or more is necessary as an insurance policy against involvement in war. No hint has been given that the feverish rush to prepare is anything other than a recognition of the need to insulate this nation against a possible invasion in the event England finally capitulates to Hitler and Mussolini. Also it is said the army is unable to till its ranks by voluntary enlistment. By its reaffirmation of the Monroe doctrine this nation is committed to defend the western hemisphere from encroachments by foreign powers, but the nary, marines and air corps would get the first call to resist any coup by Nazi plotters in South America rather than the army. While opposition to the draft increases, the President says nothing, Nor has he to date made a move to come to the aid of the generals who have worked night and day for the last month preparing for the call to arms of 400,000 men by October 1.

GOOD ATTENDANCE AT UNION CHURCH SERVICES More than usual interest is being shown in the summer union services held in Neosho by pastors and members of the Presbyterian, Christian, Methodist and Congregational churches, alternating places of holding the services and ministers delivering the messages. Services this Sunday will be at the Congregational church with the Rev. E. D. Baker of the Methodist church giving the address, his subject to be "The Reality of God." The Presbyterian church was comfortably filled last Sunday to hear the sermon delivered by the Rev.

J. R. Moore of the Congregational church. The good sermon, excellent music of the choir abundance of lovely flowers and fine fellowship prevailing combined to make this an unusually inspiring meeting. The services will continue through August.

IN COUNTY COURT Gene McNatt of Aurora, delegate from this district to the Chicago convention, will speak in Neosho next Saturday, Aug. 3, at 7:30 p.m., and at Granby at 11 o'clock a.m., in the interest of Senator Allen McReynolds of Carthage for the democratic nomination for governor. The speaking at will be just before the Saturday night concert of. the Neosho high school band and a very large crowd is, expected. Mr.

McNatt will be introduced by Leo H. Johnson, local attorney. A large crowd is expected at Granby as Saturday is the monthly merchants' drawing. The county court appointed P. H.

Buzzard a commissioner of the Seneca special road district to take the place of Basil Patton, deceased, for a term of three years. The court appointed Charles Stinson a member of the county text book commission for a term of three years, Mr. and Mrs. A. L.

Bastian and the latter's sister, Miss Ruth Barnett. have had with them recently their cousins, Misses Josephine and Grace Packer of Wichita, Kan. Mr. and Mrs. John Strecker and the former's small son, John Earl, of.

Joplin were here, and Miss Josephine Bastian, employed in state offices in Jefferson City, is spending a two weeks vacation with them. Mri. Strecker and Mias. Bastinn are dauchters or Mr. and Mrs.

Bastian, is.

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