Two small-town merchants were visiting New York
City for the first time to attend a conference.
There was a large party thrown, with
lots of food and drink. At the end of the party, they
both staggered outside.
One guy crossed the street, while the
other stumbled into a subway entrance.
When the 1st guy reached the other side
of the street, he noticed the other emerging from the
"Where ya been?" he slurred.
"I dont know," gushed
the other guy, "but you should see the train set
that guy has in his basement!"
An uncertain and nervous witness was
being cross-examined. The lawyer thundered, "Have
you ever been married?"
"Yes, sir," said the witness
in a low voice. "Once."
"Whom did you marry?"
"Well, a woman."
The lawyer bellowed angrily, "Of
course you married a woman. Did you ever hear of anyone
marrying a man?"
To which the witness replied meekly,
"My sister did."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
MISS LUCY BOON RESIGNS.
Will Go to
Kansas City Miss Ethel Hobbs Her Successor.
Yesterday Miss Lucy Boon, who taught
room No. 1 in the Washington school in this city,
received a telegram saying that she had been chosen as a
teacher in the second primary in the Whittier school at
Kansas City. She at once wired her acceptance and handed
in her resignation to Supt. Stevens.
A meeting of the Board of Education was
called at once and Miss Boons resignation accepted
and Miss Ethel Hobbs was chosen to fill the vacancy. The
board also selected Miss Edyth M. Leach, of Chicago, as
physical culture and elocutionary instructor.
Miss Boon will draw a salary of $65 per
month in Kansas City. She is a splendid teacher and the
school board is sorry to lose her, as are all her friends
in this city.
The City Council authorized the
Mayor to enter into an agreement to place
guardrails at the intersection of HH Highway and
Dr. Russell Smith Way during the regular Council
meeting last week.
The project is estimated to
cost the City $34,000 with the Missouri Highways
and Transportation Commission paying for all
administration and engineering costs.
The City authorizes the
Commission to utilize the citys
non-attributable federal funds also known as
Surface Transportation Program (STP) -Small Urban
funds, totaling twenty-seven thousand two hundred
dollars ($27,200.00), or eighty percent (80%),
toward the total project construction cost. The
City will provide a cash match of six thousand
eight hundred dollar ($6,800.00), or twenty
percent (20%) of the estimated construction cost.
The Council also approved a
change in the current budget to reflect an
increase of Donation revenues in the amount of up
to $16,000 from the McCune Brooks Hospital for
reimbursement of half of the project costs for
the Dr. Russell Smith Way guardrail project.
Some statistics are pretty
informative, others are just
interestin, most just make ya wonder
who keeps track of this stuff.
The story I think of was of
the two car manufacturers who had a race. Of
course one won and one lost. Both, it turned
out, widely hawked their own braggin
The one that one of course
told of comin in ahead of its
The one that lost was more
inventive in its delivery of the facts.
Number two bragged that it came in second
place, while its competitor finished only
second from last.Both stories of course
bein nothin but the truth, but
neither really meanin much except to
the ones tellin the tale.
Somehow I get the
feelin that some of the national
political figures have heard that story.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
NOTES from Hyde House
Armstrong, Director of artCentral
I am currently planning for the
next exhibition opening in September which will
bring a group of new photographs from Joplin
artist Linda Teeter, in a show entitled
"GRAFFITI". I hung this morning a
sampling of the childrens work done at this
years artCamp, at our Atrium Gallery in the
Sirloin Stockade. These 14 pieces represent the
52 students attending camp this year, and I hope
you will take the time to take a look, especially
if your own childs work is one of these! Go
in with your student and have a nice meal
together and see their art. Our artCamp is always
an expensive program to execute, and never more
so than this year. We had a record number of
students, but our individual class sizes were
smaller across the board. Because we did not
increase the price per class for the students nor
decrease the salary for teachers, we needed more
than ever the help from our various local
foundations to get us over the expense hump. Our
assistance this year included the generosity from
the Ruth Kolpin Foundation and Mary & Kent
Steadley Trust, but no one has been more faithful
to us than the Helen S. Boylan Foundation, and to
this family we are most grateful. Let me add my
voice to the others this week in recognizing the
great loss of James R. Spradling to both our
community, and to artCentral particularly. Jim
Spradling was always very good to us, to accept
our request annually and to submit it to that
board for consideration, usually with successful
results. One year when Boylan funds were tighter,
he was kind enough to help artCentral find funds
in another venue. I shall miss his smiling face
when I delivered by hand to his office our grant
request yearly, and know it will never be quite
the same around Carthage without him. Thanks,
Jim, for your interest in us, artCentral, and
your greater interest in the many endeavors of
your dear city of Carthage!
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