In the mens room at work, the Boss had
placed a sign directly above the sink. It had a single
word on it -- "Think!"
The next day, when he went to the
mens room, he looked at the sign and right below,
immediately above the soap dispenser, someone had
carefully lettered another sign which read --
Pajama-clad tot calling out to family:
"Im going upstairs to say my prayers now.
Anyone want anything ?"
At a party, a woman walked up to Calvin
Coolidge, 30th U.S. president (1923 to 1929) and said,
"My husband bet me I couldnt get three words
out of you."
Coolidge replied, "You lose."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
The three act comedy, "A Husband
on Salary," was presented at Aries opera house last
night and gave good satisfaction. The piece was what
might be termed a clever or ingenious plot, and contains
a great deal of sparkling as well as wholesome humor. Mr.
Stephen Fitzpatrick as Ignatius Foxglove, the scheming
old lawyer, is a comedian of ability, and kept the
audience in the best of humor throughout the play. Miss
Ethel Hodson, as Ruth Templeton, is a capable young
actress and carried her part of the determined woman who
marries for revenge, then spoils her good determination
by falling in love with her husband.
There is some humor, however, in her
mistake, and this helps to please the audience. The
singing specialities introduced by little Amy and Viola
La Bertha were well rendered and well received. There
will be a performance at the Grand tonight.
Anti-tax Qualifies for Ballot.
Cole County Circuit Judge Paul
Wilson ruled Tuesday that the proposed state
constitutional amendment barring transfer taxes
on real estate received enough petition
signatures from registered voters to appear on
the Nov. 2 ballot.
"There is no dispute that
enough registered voters signed the initiative.
The Vote YES To Stop Double Taxation
Committee showed conclusively in court that
thousands of valid voter signatures were
incorrectly thrown out by election authorities.
We stood up for the rights of these voters to be
counted, and the court has supported the rights
of voters to be counted," said attorney
Chuck Hatfield, who represented the campaign
committee during several days of hearings.
The Vote "YES" To
Stop Double Taxation Committee submitted tens of
thousands of voter signatures on petitions to
place the amendment on the ballot. However, the
Missouri Secretary of States Office
announced its conclusion that the proposal did
not receive enough signatures of registered
voters to qualify for the ballot.
The committees own
analysis showed validation rates around 80
percent across six of the nine congressional
districts where signatures were gathered, and in
some counties better than 90 percent. The
committee also showed in court that thousands of
valid voter signatures were thrown out by
election authorities for an array of questionable
reasons during their reviews of the petitions.
The court victory means the
Vote "YES" To Stop Double Taxation
Committee will move ahead with a strong
educational campaign for Missourians about the
unfairness of transfer taxes. According to the
committee, transfer taxes on home sales are
double taxation because Missourians already pay
annual property taxes on real estate, often over
many decades of ownership.
The Committee also states that
"Missouri is among just 13 states that do
not impose a transfer tax on real estate sales,
including all of Missouris neighboring
states. As state, county and city revenues
decline, politicians are tempted to impose new
transfer taxes - just as Missouri citizens are
struggling to make it."
The proposed state
constitutional amendment is:
"Shall the Missouri
Constitution be amended to prevent the state,
counties, and other political subdivisions from
imposing any new tax, including a sales tax, on
the sale or transfer of homes or any other real
The proposed amendment is
sponsored by the 21,000-member Missouri
Association of REALTORS.
I still get a big kick outa
some of the studies and their conclusions.
I see the other day that
some group has spent money figurin out
that quality day care is somehow related to
kids that dont end up in jail as often.
They compared these kids to ones who were
visited at least four times a year at home by
Like all studies, the
conclusions are drawn that fit the
expectations. I suppose there are some who
would conclude that social workers should
stop checkin on kids. Seems they are
the ones that get in trouble more often.
Course some common
sense would tell ya that kids with any kind
of quality care make for more stable adults.
Just a guess, but stable adults probly
raise more stable kids.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin
Metcalf Auto Supply
NOTES from Hyde House
Armstrong, Director of artCentral
artCentral has been very
fortunate in the past to receive generous
donations of art from our many members and
member-artists. Two years ago, if you remember,
we were able to donate a gift that we received to
the new McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital. The
original sketches/diagrams for the FORGED IN FIRE
mural by Lowell Davis that was painted in the
Jasper County Courthouse were in the possession
of the late Wendy Christensen. Wendy had given
artCentral a number of art artifacts over the
years, but when these came to us, we knew that
they belonged in a place where the public could
enjoy and appreciate them. After a funding
campaign to frame these two large pieces, they
were presented to the hospital along with plaques
identifying them as well as identifying the
donors to the campaign. They remain there in the
Surgical Waiting room/lobby along with a
beautiful collection of other original Lowell
Davis paintings selected for the hospitals
original art collection by Beth Spradling
Simmons. Now, we can add to that initial donation
by presenting soon the third in that series, the
actual oil painted original panel that completes
the series. Originally, Lowell only finished in
color this third panel, for the commissioning
committees consideration, leaving the other
two as carbon drawings. Though I favor the
drawings for their dramatic shading, for their
simplicity, the painted panel truly shows what
the finished mural looks like. We have extended
the campaign to include some additional donors,
and look forward soon to presenting this panel to
be hung along with the others on the wall, along
with a third identifying plaque. Our thanks go
posthumously to the late Christine Christensen
Lobbey and her husband, the late Jim Lobbey, for
the original gift of the sketches from their
estate, and to her mother, Wendy particularly,
for the third panel, which will complete the
collection. When you are next in this beautiful
new hospital, take time to visit all the
"galleries" that Beth Simmons has
created; the Jerry Ellis watercolor display near
Maternity, the Bob Tommey oil paintings back in
Radiology, April Davis butterfly paintings
outside the Gift Shop, the beautiful Theresa
Rankin oil that hangs in the Chapel and the Andy
Thomas original oil in the front admissions area
are just a few of the single paintings that can
also be viewed in this new "hospital,--
no,-- art gallery" called McCune-Brooks!
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