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THE VOLUME 1 NUMBER 23 FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK - by percy pascoe, jr. FOR MAP OF proposed lake area as illustrated on county map of 1956, stop at the front window of The Cuba Free Press office. We have posted a map with the lake area drawn in red for your convenience and information concerning t h e meeting to be held at St. Clair January 26, I0 a.m. For trans- portation by private car to this meeting, call TU 5-7424, R. A. Stephan Ins. Agency. You can either obtain a ride here or if you have some space left in your vehicle, have it listed for the use of those desiring a way to the meeting. v INAUGURATION DAY, Jan- uary 19, 1961  This day we, the people of the United States of America inaugurate a new presidert. Today, John Fitzger- ald Kennedy dedicates himself to the leadship and service of our country in the four critical years that lie ahead. Today, all Amerians, regardless of politi- cal affiliation, irrespective of race or creed, close ranks and become as one in wishing for him a successful administration. As he assume the soleumn re- sPOnsibilities of the office of President, we pray for him the good health to bear its heavy burdens, and Divine guidance in the difficult and far-reaching decisions that he must make. We pledge to him our loyal support in the execution of the oath he takes today . . to faith- fully execute the office of Pres- ident of the United States and to the best of his ability, pre- serve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United tates. v THIS WEEK being national Jaycee week, we, The Cuba Free Press, salute the Cuba Jayeees, both its members and its accomplishments in the past' year, its first in Cuba. v INSIDE THIS WEEK'S issue you will find the current finan- cial statement of the City of Cuba. Since this is a report made by the city officials of taxes and other revenue income from the citizens of Cuba and how the money was used, I be- lieve it a privilege and duty of every citizen to familiarize themselves with it. After hand ling all of the costs and debts of the community, the state- ,ment shows a balance of $88,- 810.88 or an increase of $12,- 304.73 over the May 1, 1960 balance. CUBA CUBA. MISSOURI FREE PRESS THURSDAY JANUARY 19 - 1961 CITY SHOWS FINANCIAL GAIN IN SEMI-ANNUAL REPORT i Cuba's Growth Reflected In Financial Statement The City Council at their mid month meeting Monday night discd the Meqltmec Basi Project meeting to be held Jan. 26, and agreed to endorse it. Mayor C. J. Markley was're- LON RUSHING DIES Sidney Alonzo (Lon) Rushing passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the age of 72 year Mr. Rushing suffered an injury near ly two weeks ago and had been hospitalized for ten days. Me. Rhing is survived by his wife, Alma Ann Rushing, two daughters, Viola Hackert and Genevieve Cross and a son, Sidney Rushing. Two brothers, Bob and Albert and a sister Mae Foster also survive him. Funeral services will be held at the Shanklin Funeral Home Chapel Saturday, Jan. 21, at 2 p. m. with Rev. Rodney Scheer officiating. Interment will be in Kinder Cemetery. LUTHERAN LADLES AID ELECTS OFFICERS Mrs. Flo Oberkrom was elect- ed president of the Lutheran Ladies Aid at the meeting Jan. 11 held at the EduCational Hall. Mrs. Lois Scheer was elected vice-president, Mrs. H'glen Mi- cbalik secretary, and Mrs. Ma- bel Kapeller treasurer. Other committees and chairrneit will be appointed by the president at the next meeting. Names for Secret pals were drawn and sev- eral routine items of business transacted. Mrs. June Munzert was hos- tess and refreshments of home- made carmel rolls and coffee were served. MARCH OF DIMES REPORT The State of Missouri has been the principal beneficiary in the allocation of March of Dimes funds raised in the state over the past 23 years, it was disclosed today in a financial summary released by the Na- tional Foundation. , More than 63 cents of every dollar from Missouri's Marcl of Dimes has been put to use in aiding the state's diseased vic- tims and in research and edu- cation projets onducted by Mis- I souri institutions. Of the re- maining 37 per cent securing to the national headquarters, a considerable amount also has come back to Missouri in ship- ments of polio vaccine and gam- ma globulin and in other nation wide services conducted by the National Foundation. The summary covers the per- iod since the first March of Dimes was held in January 1938 and compares the net total of funds raised in the atate wRh amounts made available to Mis- souri through September 30, 1960. In this period, Missouri Chap- ters of the March of Dies or- i ganizatlon raised a net total of $14,586,523.57 at an average fund raising loss of 8 percent. Of this amount, $8,272,812.34 has been available .to the Coun- ty Chapters in carrying out their extensive patient aid pro grams, including advances of $2,202,712.37 from the national office to meet local emergency situations. In addRion, 47 grants total- ing $918,844.95 have been made in support of research and pro- fessional education projects at Missouri instituk)ns. Recipients of the grants have been Wash- ington University $868,365.28 and St. Louis University $50,- 479.67. Over and above the '63 per cent used by institutions ai county chapters in the state, the  National Foundation has finan- ced within the state p'ro'jects, such as the historic field trials which proved the effectiv-eness of the Salk vaccine, epidemio- logical studies and scholarshrp or fellowship grants to Missouri resident. National headquarters ependitures for the field trials in Missouri amounted to $76,- 583.91. In addition, the nation- al office has sent to Missouri $134,777.43 worth of Salk vac- cine and 150,638 cc's of gamma globulin in support of its polio prevention program. Two years, ago, the National Foundation for Infantile Paral- ysis changed its name to the National Foundation in expand- ing its areas of irtterest IeyolYd polio to include birth flfects and arthri, tis, using the scientif- ic knowledge and experience gained in the fight against po- lio. The New March of Dimes takes place throughout the month of January. NEWS ABOUT TOWN Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Kaysing- er were hosts Sunday at a din- ner honoring the birthdays of their son Alvin who was 21 years old and his uncle, Mr. Granville HuRt of Huzzah. Others present for the occasion were Mrs. HuRt, Mr. fl Mrs. Thelmer Evans and children of Wood River, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Kaysinger and son of Washington, Mo., and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wilkinson of Cuba. SIX PAGES NOTICE! The Crawford County Chap- ter of the National Foundation is presenting two copies of a new book, "The Gentle Leg- ions" by Richard Carter, to the libraries of Crawford County. It is hoped that many will read this hard hitting, solidly docu- mented look at the voluntary health movement in the United States. Another new book, "On The ,Shoulders of Giants" by Elea- .Richard H. eh0rd, Houston, Mo./former Speaker of the MJs-Inor Chappell, will remind read- U s lers of a famous romance, that soui House of Representatives, took oath of office as a .I .................. : .- . i uz L,-.uuLa'.arretr ann tooert 4ongressman of the 8th Missouri District on q'uesday, January 3rd. [ Browning. This book is  20th The 87th Congrem eavened at noon, and in the traditional set- ] century romance. ' - .... e mere [ In addition the Chapter has tin, Speaker Sam Raybmn administered the oam o m "Is new film "The ..... . i , z'lages ue- rs of the House. Ichord's 5-yesr-old daughter, Pamela, stood at J tween" for use by any school, his side durl the ceremony. I club, organization or group. On Ftda, January 6, lelmrd introduced hbl first piece  $qr-Iheer  i: .charge. O)ntaet Mrs. I nuts for using it. This Islatkm, the Area Redevelopment BilL , - J is a health film. quested by the council to corn- attend this meeting and to con- Other business transacted at pose a letter of endorsement for tact the Chamber of Commerce's the council meeting were to ap- the city council and sefid it to representative for tmnSpsorta- prove the city financial state- the Army Engineers. tion if needed or if a car is ment and approve its publics- The Council is also urging available to provide tmnsporta- tion; also the approval ofa re- everyone who possibly can, to tion. port by Supt. of Electric H. A. Stewart on the electric depart- MR. MICHAEL SUFFERS ment for the past year which showed a fine year. HEART ATTACK [ The Council was also glad to l know the drilling company will Mr. Bernard MiChael, wholstart Tuesday on drilling under suffered a severe heart attack lwestbound Hwy 66 to connect last Thursday, is still confined J the sewer system to the lagoon 75 COUNTY FARMERS ATTEND CONFERENCE Soils And Crop Conference Some 75 farmers from all The highlight of the meeting )arts of Crawford County at- was the reports of local farm- tended the 35th Annual Soils ers. Glen R. Beaman reported and Crops Conference. Chester on his experiences with talI fes- Brown, vice-president, presided cue in beef production, h. Ben- in the absence of Wayne Glad- man is using fescue for fall and den who was unable to attend, winter pasture and feeding a FARM BUREAU INSTITUTE ATTRACTS TOP SPEAKERS Mr. Harold Fleenor, Presi- dent, and Mr. Bill Alexander, Agency Manager of tle Craw- ford Coun.ty Farm Bureau, at- tended the meeting of the State Farm Bureau Institute held at the Governor Hotel in Jeffer- son City January 5th and 6th. The main purpose of the State Institute is to assisst the Farm Bureau leaders in "leading". The Institute is a "how' meet- ing. It is designed to inform presidents and committee chair- men on how to build an effec- tive Farm Bureau program. A top array of Agriultual Leaders spoke at the meeting. Among ire distinguished speak- i ers was Dr. Ernest W. Ander- minimum amount of hay. Ray Kuenz, who was fourth in a state-wide corn production contest with a yield of 179.6 bushels per acre, reported on how he built up his soil to pro- duce this record yield. A report was given to Henry Adams pasture top dressing demonstration comparing nitro- gen with a complete fertilizer. This demonstYation was con- ducted in cooperation with a local fertilizer dealer. , Gerald Cape, A.S.C. Office Manager, discussed the 1961 A. S.C. program and explained that the requests were twice as great as the available funds. The meeting adjourned for lunch and the entire delegation went to the V.F.W. Hall where the Steelviile Chamber of Com- merce provided a bountiful roast beef dinner. After returning to the con- to his home but showing im- provement. Mr. Michael was stricken after he had walked to the post office. Mr. and Mrs. Michael moved to Cuba about two years ago after he retired from work as an ad man with the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. He made the ac quaintanec of many of The Cuba' Free Press readers and business men of Cuba in the past six months as he helped The Cuba Free Press get started by work- ing at his trade of making p ads. , HOSPITAL NOTES Mr. Jake Enlee was taken to the University Hospital Thurs- day and returned home Friday. ! Mr. Otto Grohe underwent major surgery at the Univer- sity Hospital in Columbia, Mo., Tuesday. Mr. Sidney Yates was taken by ambulance to the University !Hospital in Columbia Friday, then taken back on Tuesday. Mr. Arthur Smith was taken to the University Hospital Wed- nesday. Mr. Henry Warnhoff entered the Missouri Baptists Hospital last Thursday and is sti a  tient there. Mrs. Ben Watson underwent surgery at St. Francis Hospital in Washington, ' Mo., Friday and returned home Tuesday. Miss Grace Mullen underwent a tonsilectomy at the, Phelps County Hospital Tuesday. on the north side of the high-! way. The city has about com- pleted their work up to the point where the drilling compa- ny will connect the line. YULETIDE CLUB CALENDAR REPORT The Cuba Yuletide Club has rceived word the calendars will be delayed so until they arrive the birthdays meetings and oth- er dates listed will be given each week in The Cuba Free Press. Jan. 20  Meetings: Cuba Home Economies Club. Birth- days: Helen Hudson, Anniver- sary Mr. and Mrs.. Paul Bryan. Jan. 21 Birthdays: Frances Powell, Hattie Crismon, Julie Ann Nixon, Gary Forbes. Jan. 22  Birthdays: J. I. Breuer. Jan. 23--Meetings: C. of C. noon, Lions Club 6:30 p. m., Eastern Star 7 p. m. Jan. 25---Meetings: American Red Cross Hotel Cuba 7:30 p. m.; Birthdays: Lucflle Ford Henrietta Davis. Jan. 26  Meetings: River. shade Ext, Club 1 p.m. Birth- days: Jas. B. Suttmueller, Fred berkrm F. L. Brenton. Mr. Chas. Michael of Over- land Park, Kansas, visited with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ber- nard Michael Tuesday and found his father showing satis- factory improvement from his heart attack. son, Professsor of Agriculture Extension at the University of Illinois. His subject was "Ex- ploring the 60's with Leader- ship" Mr. Fleenor and Mr. Al- exander report a very interest- ing 'and informative meeting. HIGHWAY FATALITIES UP LAST WEEK Fatalities on the Missouri highways mounted fast last week with all but four of the 29 being during the week in- stead of the majority on the weekend as is usually the case. This was 11 more than the 18 for the same period last year and brought the month and year's total hlher than 1960 by having 53 in 1961, compared to 46 last year. Saturday and Sunday proved to be the safest i days in the weekend with only one on each of these days and two on Friday. BLOOD DONORS NEEDED TO-DAY .. The Bloodmobile is at Rolla today and will take donors from 11 a.m. to 4:30 pn. Many in the Cuba area who have receiv- ed blood themselves or in 2ne family realize the need of do- nors and it is hoped many will be able to donate. The blood- mobile is from St. Louis and blood given will be credited to hospRals there. ference room in the afternoon, the following were elected a s officers for the 1961 confer- ence: Chester Brown, Chairman; Wayne Gladde, Vice-Chairman; Art Howald, Secretary; and Larry Helmering, Registrar. Following the election, C. M. Christy, Extension Soil Special- ist, discussed soil fertty in a feed production program. Chuck Stufflebeam, Assistant County Agent, discussed ways and means of cutting crop costs. The final event of the pro- gram was the drawing for at- !tendance pizes provided by members of the Cuba Chamber of Commerce and the Bourbon Boosters Club. , NEW FURNITURE STORE TO OPEN-CUBA Mr. Ronald Shanklin and Mr. Kenneth Shanklin atended the International Furniture Market at Chicago last week. They saw the newest trends in furniture offered by 2500 exhibitors which was located on 33 floors. The trip was made in connec- tion with their plans to open a modern furniture, drapery and carpeting store in Cuba soon. A large spacious modern build- ing has already been leased and the most modern lines of brand name merchandise in this area will be available to buyers. Watch this paper for further information. GOLF COURSE SOON TO BE OPEN HERE TRANSPORTATION TO BE PROVIDED BY AUTO C of C Plans Large Attendance At St. Clair The Bi-City meeting of the on the Meramec Basin Project. draft a letter on Tuesday night. Cuba and Steelville Chambers This idea was accepted and one A transportation committee of of Commerce la0t Friday re- of the committee suggested ad- Paul T. Carl John Brummett ported to the regular meeting ding newspaaper representation and Relic Stephan was appoint- of the Cuba C. of C. Monday. on the ommittee and President ed. All calls for transportation The group had suggested hay- Jas. Trainer then appointed either wanting a ride or offering ing all civic organizations write Percy Pacoe on the committee car space are to be made to separate letters to the Engineers which made plans to mee  and phone TU 5-7424 at the Ste- phan Insurance office. The C. BIRTHS Miehele Kay s the name chosen by Mr. and Mrs. John Bayless for their new daughter who arrived Wednesday, Jan. 18. She weighed in at 7 lb. 11 oz. Proud grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. J. T. DeLeo and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Bayless. i Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Cross of Ferguson, Mo., are proudly an-! nouncing the arrival of a 9 lb. 7 oz. son, Timothy Michael, on Jan. 13th. Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Aberer are the proud parents of a daughter born Jan. 12. The lit- tle miss weighed 8 lb. 13 oz., ,and has been named Anha Lou- ise. Proud grandparents are Mrs. Minnie Enke and Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Aberer. of C. urgently requests every- one who possibly can, to attend this meeting. President Tainer also report- ed he had been called by long distance from Florida cSneern- ing a cabinet factory locating in Cuba. He replied but had received no further information. Bob Coffman reported that Con- tinental Can Co. had delayed any decision on location until i April 1st. Two miles south of Cuba on Hwy 10 directly across from Dr. Elders' Airport a new en- terprise for the area is taking form and by the middle of May a golf course will be ready for golf enthuiasts. Large Umber has been clear- ed and a lake of 1 acres has been completed, The land has been plowed and ls now being i disced and a 9 hole collrse laid out. Soil tests have also been made. With the completifn of i this course Crawford County will no longer be one of the i few counties in the state which did not have a course. Membership is now being ac- cepted and information on this is given in an ad elsewhere in this paper. COFFEE FOR THE MARCH OF DIMES Drink your coffee and even an extra cup at Annex Cafe .to- day) Thursday, Jan. 19, and help the March of Dimes. All money receiveod for coffee at the Annex on this day will b given to the March of Dimes fund. BOURBON BOOSTER CLUB'S ANNUAL BXNQUET I ii i Ill[ i iii i i Mining Geologist Speaks To Capacity Crowd Speaking to a capacity crowd at the Annual Bourbon Booster Clubs Banquet, Mr. Dan Stewart, guest speaker for ,the evening and geologist on the local min- ing development, outlined the progress and future plans for the Bourbqn iron ore depossit. Before entering into the busi- ness and speaking session, all present enjoyed a delicious ham dinner served family style. It is estimated ovvr 200 were pres- ent from Crawford County and neighboring commvmities. Mr. Stuart reported there had smelting operation-- a vital fac- been 16 holes drilled with a to- tor in the value of an iron de- tal of 19 to be completed for a posit. total of over o5 miles depth or This operation is epected to an average of 3,500 feet, the run maybe 50 to 100 years, ac- deepest to be drilled in Mo. cording to the geologist, and It is hoped that 3 to 4 more will employ skilled, highly paid holes will complete th probs at worke wth Bourbon people a total cost of over $400,000.00 having the first chance at Jobs. invested so far, stated Fr. Stew- With this report in view,it art. . lool as if Bourbon will become Although it is a chetped grade one of the outstanding commun- of ore than of Pea Ridge, it will ities in Crawfod County. be as profitable due to makeup Following this report, election of 4tss ore allowing-heaper of officers was held with the fol- lowing final list  President, Earl Baldwin; V.P., Luther Er- hi; See-Treas., A1 Nilges. One final note of interest of the meeting was the vote of confidence givento Mr. C4ene Johnson, of the Bank of Bour- bon, for his work as a director of Meramec Basin Corp, a pro- ponent of development within the Meramec Basin Region---he urged all to attend 4he meeting at St. Clair, January 26 which is concerned directly with this.