"Gimme an all-day sucker,"
the youngster demanded of the candy man.
He was handed one.
"Looks kind of small,"
remarked the youth looking at it doubtfully.
"Yeah, the days are getting
Caller-"Is the boss in?"
New Office Boy-"Are you a
salesman, a bill collector or a friend of his?"
Caller-"I'm all three."
Office Boy-"The boss is in
conference. He is out of town. Step in and see him."
Dad (sternly)-"Where were you last
Son-"Oh, just riding around with
some of the boys."
Dad-"Well, tell 'em not to leave
their hairpins in the car."
"Where have you been the last four
"At college taking medicine."
"And did you finally get
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
NEW ELECTRIC SUPERINTENDENT.
G.J. Paul Resigned and E.J. Pratt
Superintendent G.J. Paul of the
electric railway, tendered his resignation last Saturday
morning and left the same evening for his home in
Illinois. Rumors disagree as to the cause of Mr. Paul
having so suddenly terminated his connection with the
The vacancy has been at least
temporarily filled by the appointment of E.J. Pratt,
formerly the chief electrician of the road when it was
under the control of Mr. Rogers and his associates. The
temporary appointment of Mr. Pratt will probably be made
permanent at the next regular meeting of the directors.
The heavy snow in Kansas made Saturday
night's east bound Frisco over two hours late and Sunday
mornings train over four hours late.
Commissioner's Raises Stay in Budget.
Jasper County Presiding
Commissioner Danny Hensley made little headway in
his attempts to reduce expenditures in the
proposed County budget during a special session
of the Jasper County Commissioners yesterday
morning. Hensley stated that he feels that some
offices are overstaffed. He again indicated that
he felt Associate Commissioners Ben Johnson and
Anna Ruth Crampton should follow the opinion of
County Counselor James Spradling and not take a
raise in salary in 1999. The raises are currently
included in the proposed budget.
"I see no reason to change
it," said Crampton.
County Treasurer Jeannie Wells
questioned the raises.
"Why would you do that
when Jim Spradling says it's illegal
-unconstitutional?" said Wells. "And
we're trying so hard to trim the budget in other
areas. Why do we have Jim if we aren't going to
listen to him."
Ben Johnson disagreed.
"What Jim has offered is not a judgement,
but a legal opinion," said Johnson.
"Only a court of law can strike it down as
Spradling's opinion is based on
the fact that the Constitution does not allow any
office holder to vote themselves a raise for
their current term. A state statute was passed
allowing a one time raise for Associate
Commissioners when the term of office was
increased from two years to four years. Spradling
contends that such a statute does not override
the Missouri constitution. The Missouri Attorney
General has declined to offer an opinion.
Johnson went on to explain his
"It's a one time change,
authorized by Senate Bill 11," said Johnson.
"If the thing never goes to court, those
Associate Commissioners, in the State of Missouri
- - if it is never adjudicated, it goes to a
situation that those who take this salary cut,
loose by default. And those who take it, get the
Wells ask Spradling if the
Commissioners are entitled to the raise.
"Not in my opinion,"
Hensley moved on.
"I hear no motion to
change the (proposed budget) salary for the
County Commission then?", asked Hensley.
"I'm a lone duck again, so I'm shot in the
County Auditor Shirley Norris
was not present at the meeting. The fact was not
lost on Commissioner Hensley.
"Moving along," said
Hensley, "page 35, County Auditor. I think I
would propose on the salary line here, being's
we're able to operate the County Auditor's Office
with two deputies, the $43,500, I think we need
to remove that. One of her most important jobs is
Budget Officer, and not show up for a couple of
hours today, it looks like if we can get by
today, we can probably get by all year without
The Commission will meet again
to go over the budget before the first of the
The filin' period for City
Council has officially opened. As of late
yesterday afternoon, there were four
H.J. (Just Jake) Johnson
has filed for the 1st Ward seat that is being
vacated by two term Council member Mike
Art Dunaway, incumbent for
4th Ward has filed for his second term.
The 5th Ward will have a
race between incumbent Donna Harlan and
former Council member Lujene Clark. Clark
unseated Harlan three years ago. Harlan then
unseated Tom Bewick two years ago and Clark
was unseated by Don Stearnes last year.
The 2nd Ward member Charlie
Bastin and 3rd Ward member J.D. Whitledge
have not filed and both have indicate
informally that they are at least considering
not running for another term.
There's still time for your
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin'.
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