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Wednesday, May 7, 2003 Volume IX, Number 227

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Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Masonic #197 will put on two 1st degrees at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 8th at the Masonic Temple behind the Carthage Public Library. Will eat before. All area Masons are invited to attend.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Girl Scout Troop 6837 will be accepting donations for local National Guardsmen and their families from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 8th at the Carthage Wal-mart. They are asking for nonperishable items such as can goods, stationary, and stamps.

Did Ya Know?. . .The National Association of Letter Carriers, in conjunction with the US Postal Service, the AFL-CIO, and Carthage Area United Way, will be collecting nonperishable food items on Saturday, May 10th for distribution to Carthage Crosslines Ministries. Please place a food donation by your mailbox on Saturday. Your letter carrier will pick it up. Help us help our community.

today's laugh

A man can be listed in the Who’s Who, and still not know what’s what.

Criticism wouldn’t be so hard to take if it weren’t so often right.

I’m not really conceited, but every time I hear thunder, I do take a bow.

A Chronological Record of Events as they have Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.


Attorney General in Carthage Yesterday —
How He Fined the Meat Trust.

Attorney General Ed C. Crow of the state of Missouri was in Carthage yesterday and took lunch with Col. W. H. Phelps and Joe Wilson at the Colonel’s home.

Mr. Crow is an old Carthage boy, having graduated from the very first class of the High school here, back in 1878. To a reporter he spoke with pleasure of returning to the old home where he enjoyed many happy days before becoming entangled in the spider web of politics. Attorney Crow has recently been engaged in two important legal battles, one in behalf of the city of St. Louis vs Chicago regarding the sewerage canal, with which case he has been before the United States supreme court; the other the beef trust prosecution.

Mr. Crow talked entertainingly of his fight against the beef trust, the five members of which were recently fined $5,000 for violation of the state’s anti-trust laws, and Mr. Crow is willing to accept a good share of the credit for the first victory yet won over the big packers.

He went to Chicago and found a former employee of one of the big meat firms, one who attended all the combine meetings and was once inside, but who now was an independent packer fighting the big pool. Attorney Crow brought him to Missouri, put him on the stand, and as the attorney tells it, when this witness was examined the combine called a halt, wanted to know what fine would be assessed if it should plead guilty, and thus the matter of the $5,000 fine was arranged. Mr. Crow is as proud of his feat as a young lawyer would be of his first victory in a justice court.

  Today's Feature

Donation Sites.

Below is a list of local businesses and organizations that are accepting monetary donations and/or food and personal items to be distributed to the victims of the tornados that ripped through our area this past Sunday. A list of items each business or organization is collecting and a contact number is also provided. Hours of operation vary, so please call ahead if you are planning to drop off items after normal working hours.


Real Estate by Design, (417) 358-5070 401 West Central Avenue (Old Subway building, across from Bam-Boo Gardens)

Accepting clothing (all sizes- mens, womens, childrens, infants, maternity), blankets, pillows, baby items, personal hygiene items, feminine products, water (drinking), coolers with ice, instant food (no gas/electricity available), baby formula, cleaning supplies (trash bags, gloves, plastic tarps, rags, etc.), first aid kits, flashlights and radios with batteries, sledge hammers, ladders, dust masks. Also accepting monetary donations.

*Note: First United Methodist Church of Carthage will transport items directly to Pierce City residents

Salvation Army of Carthage, (417) 358-2262 125 East Fairview

Accepting financial donations for disaster relief, water (drinking), energy drinks, food items for sandwiches (bread, meats, cheeses, peanut butter, etc.). Donated items will be taken to the Salvation Army in Joplin for distribution.

Southwest Missouri Bank, (417) 358-9331 306 West Third Street

Accepting donations of food, clothing, cash and medical supplies on behalf of the American Red Cross of Southwest Missouri. Accepting donations to The Carl Junction Disaster Fund, a charitable fund established for the residents of Carl Junction. Funds will be used to help remove downed trees and limbs as well as help those without disaster insurance.

The Carthage Area United Way has also agreed to accept donations to assist in disaster relief. You may drop off items at their office, located inside the Salvation Army of Carthage building. For more information contact Cathy Brown at (417) 358-2948.

Areas strongest hit by the storms include Carl Junction, Pierce City and Stockton. If you are willing and able to assist in the clean-up efforts to any of these areas, please contact Emergency Management at (417) 623-5858. Trucks for hauling and extra hands for clean-up are greatly appreciated.

Debra Smith

Director of Member Services

Carthage Chamber of Commerce

Just Jake Talkin'


The stories relatin’ the freakish nature of tornadoes are beginnin’ to circulate.

One I heard that I think is fairly reliable is of a lady retreatin’ to the bathroom for protection as the storm approached. As she opened the bathroom door, the wind pushed her into the bathtub and ripped the door off its hinges. The door landed on top of the tub and protected the woman as the rest of her house was destroyed. She escaped virtually unharmed.

‘Course there is no way of tellin’, but I’m guessin’ that hundreds of lives were saved over the weekend due to the early warnin’s of media and the efforts of fire and law enforcement agencies. Even more effort will no doubt be needed and committed to clean up the destruction. The season is upon us.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



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